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  • Steve Bannon: Trump ‘maniacally focused’ on campaign vows

    02/23/2017 10:01:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon told attendees at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that President Donald Trump is focused on fulfilling campaign promises like a man possessed. Attendees at the most famous annual gathering of American conservatives were given political red meat in the nation’s capital. Mr. Bannon, flanked by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, told a crowd that “corporatist, globalist media” figures would be opposed every day by Mr. Trump as he attempts to deliver on his campaign vows. “He’s laid out an agenda with those speeches, with the promises he made, and our...
  • SIX DEFENSIVE GUN USES BY PEOPLE LEGALLY CARRYING GUNS OVER 6 DAYS

    02/23/2017 9:43:04 PM PST · by rogerantone1
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive Order

    02/23/2017 9:42:45 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Amy Harder and Peter Nicholas
    WASHINGTON—At the request of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move. Mr. Trump is expected to sign within days at least two executive orders that will begin the process of trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s climate and environmental regulations. Mr. Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, and Ms. Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier...
  • GOP senator, a Vietnamese refugee, removed from California Senate floor after criticizing Tom Hayden

    02/23/2017 9:37:10 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Feb 23 2017 | Katy Murphy
    SACRAMENTO — Republican legislators are decrying what they call a free-speech violation after Sen. Janet Nguyen, an Orange County Republican, was forcibly removed from the Senate floor Thursday morning during an attempt to criticize the late California Sen. Tom Hayden. The unusual scene, captured on video, shows the Vietnamese-American lawmaker being led from the floor by Capitol security officers. Nguyen, who fled communist Vietnam with her family and arrived in the U.S. in the early 1980s when she was a young child, is critical of Hayden’s anti-Vietnam War activism.
  • CNN Host: Naked Men in Girl's Locker Room with 12-Year-Olds Should Be Fine

    02/23/2017 9:35:26 PM PST · by tony75034 · 11 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    CNN's Chris Cuomo says that if 12-year-old girls are uncomfortable seeing penises in locker rooms from biological males who identify as women, that the young girls are "the problem" and are being intolerant. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. VIDEO That will disgust you and make you hate CNN more HERE Then... What more is there to say really? These liberals are pure evil. Literally satanic filth. Subscribe to my channel if you’re new here because you’ll get reports every day exposing the liberal lunatics and their manipulation of mainstream media. Select “get notifications” and I'll see you soon!...
  • China Eyes Latin America In Ashes Of Monroe Doctrine

    02/23/2017 9:33:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    America Economia via WorldCrunch ^ | 2017-02-17 | Rodrígo Álvarez
    Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House will have real effects on the international system as a whole, and will inevitably impact the Latin American region. The key question is, will we continue alone under the U.S doctrine, or make a strategic adjustment? Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muńoz has declared that with Trump’s pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, Chile must look elsewhere — to China and South Korea. Asking epochal questions is absolutely valid right now for all of Latin America and the Caribbean. In essence, since the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States has...
  • CPAC leader blasts 'alt-right,' as conservatives define agenda under Trump

    02/23/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by granada · 9 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    OXON HILL, Md. – Organizers kicked off conservatives’ annual Washington summit Thursday with a clear message to the so-called “alt-right”: you’re not with us.
  • Court Upholds “Assault Weapon” Ban With Incorrect Facts

    02/23/2017 9:27:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Should “military-style rifles” be banned? On Tuesday, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia – in a virtual party line vote – upheld Maryland’s assault weapons ban. In the 10 to 4 En Banc decision, Democrats supported the ban while Republicans opposed it. Writing for the majority, Judge Robert King, a Clinton appointee, argued that the Second Amendment does not protect people owning “weapons of war.” His opinion starts out by listing recent mass public shootings that have used AR-15-type rifles, guns that he also refers to as “military-style rifles,” in their attacks.
  • Tucker Carlson Debates Biology-Denying SJW on Tranny Bathrooms!

    02/23/2017 9:26:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Published on Feb 23, 2017 'Donald Trump is not only a monster, but he's a coward!'
  • Comedian Lenny Schultz Still Bringing the Laughs at 83

    02/23/2017 9:16:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 2/23 | Ari Odzer
    He’s 83 now, and doesn’t look all that familiar, until you hear his schtick. Growling like a dog, clucking like a chicken, whirring like a helicopter, it all comes out of Lenny Schultz. It all comes back to you if you’re old enough to remember television from the late 1960’s through the 70’s, and you recognize the man as a living, breathing comedy legend. "They would go nuts, the people, it was very hard to follow my act because I’m doing silly and crazy things," Schultz said, reminiscing about his glory days. "That was my reputation, unique and different and...
  • John Lott Q&A: Anti-Gun Lies About Mass Shootings

    02/23/2017 9:15:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 1 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s likely nobody anywhere has done more research on, or knows more about, mass shootings than researcher John Lott. Author of the recent book The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, Lott is also head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership. We recently posed a handful of questions to Lott to learn the truth about mass shootings that the so-called “mainstream” media won’t report.
  • Mitch McConnell says he doesn't see the press as the enemy

    02/23/2017 9:12:26 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Alan He
    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected the idea expressed by President Trump that media were the enemies or the opposition on Thursday. “I don’t view you guys as the enemy. I view that you have a job to do,” the leader of the Senate Republicans told reporters at a press conference. “I expect adversarial questions. And you rarely disappoint me. And I think its part of what make America function,” McConnell said. “We need a free and open press and we certainly have that and so that’s my view.” Around the same time that McConnell made those comments, White House senior...
  • Oklahoma Girl Goes Viral With “Lemonade for Love”

    02/23/2017 9:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | LANCE WEST
    When we first met 6-year-old A'Layah Robinson, we knew right away she was something special. That bright smile could cut through any darkness. Misty Robinson rescued A'Layah from foster care, along with her two younger siblings. She told us, "They are just amazing kids. I feel unworthy sometimes of them. Their love is just unconditional. Crazy love. I've never seen it before. I've never gotten that kind of love before. They just give it so freely and never expect anything. They just want to feel love back and that's it. That's all they care about. Pretty awesome kids." It was...
  • Schools Country-Wide Ordered to Stop Immigration Agents from Entering Schools Without Warrant

    02/23/2017 9:07:41 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Schools around the country have decided to take a stand against President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The Chicago Public School District have told principals in the state to stop immigration agents from entering schools without a criminal warrant, the Daily Mail reported. Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the nation, took one of the boldest stances against Trump’s immigration policies out of the school districts in the country that have announced measures to protect students who are living in the United States illegally.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-17

    02/23/2017 9:07:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24, 2017 Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Sir 6:5-17A kind mouth multiplies friends and appeases enemies,and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings.Let your acquaintances be many,but one in a thousand your confidant.When you gain a friend, first test him,and be not too ready to trust him.For one sort is a friend when it suits him,but he will not be with you in time of distress.Another is a friend who becomes an enemy,and tells of the quarrel to your shame.Another is a friend, a boon companion,who will not be with you when sorrow comes.When things...
  • Plan to hire 'abortion doctors' at Rome hospital sparks outcry [Italy]

    02/23/2017 9:05:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 23 February 2017 16:40 CET+01:00
    A controversial move by a Rome hospital to hire two specialist abortion doctors — because the majority of Italian doctors refuse to carry out the procedure — has caused an outcry. On Thursday, the president of Rome’s order of physicians, Giuseppe Lavra, asked Lazio’s regional governor to repeal the "unjust and discriminatory" call for two pro-abortion gynecologists. The governor, Nicola Zingaretti, had planned for the two doctors to be hired at Rome’s San Camillo hospital — one of the largest in the capital — where they would be tasked specifically with carrying out abortions. Zingaretti wrote in his blog that...
  • Jorge Ramos says Trump should use his ‘big heart’ to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants

    02/23/2017 9:03:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 23, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used the recent occasion of President Trump saying that “DREAMers” should be treated with a “heart” to advocate that all 11 million illegal aliens should be legalized while the president has both chambers of Congress under his party’s control. He made the comments on CNN with Anderson Cooper Thursday. “In the shadow of the expansion of immigration enforcement,” Cooper asked, “the Trump administration, they’re leaving in place the protections they say were put in place for ‘DREAMers’ and documented parents of U.S. citizens. What do you make of that decision? Does that, do you think that...
  • Weakened Democrats, Opting for Total War on Trump, Bow to Their Voters

    02/23/2017 9:03:20 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 23, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Reduced to their weakest state in a generation, Democratic Party leaders will gather in two cities this weekend to plot strategy and select a new national chairman with the daunting task of rebuilding the party’s depleted organization. But senior Democratic officials concede that the blueprint has already been chosen for them — by an incensed army of liberals demanding no less than total war against President Trump. Immediately after the November election, Democrats were divided over how to handle Mr. Trump, with one camp favoring all-out confrontation and another backing a seemingly less risky approach of coaxing him to the...
  • If Democrats Want to Challenge Trump, They Need a New Strategy

    02/23/2017 9:02:49 PM PST · by WonkyTonky · 9 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | Gautam Mukunda
    Understanding Trump’s Pillars of Support The loyalty Trump has earned from some of his supporters may be virtually unbreakable, resulting from appeals that Democrats cannot and should not seek to match. But to win in the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential election, the opposition does not need to convince everyone who voted for Trump. It does not even need to convince most of them. Democrats just need to peel away Trump’s marginal voters without losing the support of the majority of Americans who voted for other candidates. To do so, they need to understand the four reasons those marginal...
  • U.S.-backed Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport and military base from ISIS

    02/23/2017 8:57:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/23/2017 | Nabih Bulos, Haidar Abdul Ilah
    Iraqi troops punched through the defenses of Islamic State extremists to recapture Mosul's airport on Thursday, establishing a foothold near the city’s western bank. Units from the federal police and its special forces branch, the Emergency Response Division, executed a pincer attack and struck the airport from several fronts, Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement Thursday. Jawdat said more than half of the airport had been taken and that forces were continuing to deal with Islamic state “pockets and ambushes.” He also reportedly said about 200 families were moved to safe areas controlled by the government. The...
  • Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

    02/23/2017 8:51:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 23, 2017
    Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation By Steve Holland and David Lawder | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing's foreign exchange practices. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump said he has not "held back" in his assessment that China manipulates its yuan currency, despite not acting on a campaign promise to declare it a currency manipulator on his first day in office.
  • Minister blasts Sweden Democrats' Wall Street Journal op-ed: 'They're lying about Sweden'

    02/23/2017 8:49:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 February 2017 18:30 CET+01:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s justice and migration minister has accused anti-immigration party leaders of lying about Sweden after they wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was right in his comments about immigration. He spoke hours after Sweden Democrat bosses Jimmie Ĺkesson and Mattias Karlsson wrote in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems” when he falsely suggested that immigration had sparked a rising crime wave in the country. […] Sweden’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson told The Local on Thursday that the government would submit its...
  • On substance, in principle, and strategically, I’m a hundred percent for Milo Yiannopoulos

    02/23/2017 8:47:56 PM PST · by Silly · 20 replies
    LoudCitizen.org ^ | February 22, 2017 | Paul Klenk
    The so-called controversy about Milo Yiannopoulos is an easy call for me, and should be for you. Feel free, like I do, to joyfully support Milo 100%, without reservation, without conflict, and without hypocrisy. Now, this position requires the following: That you know how to read; that facts interest you and you can discern them autonomously; that you know what pedophilia is and what it isn’t; and that you have a moderate, firsthand familiarity with Milo’s body of work in print, on stage and video, and in interviews. It would also help if you are honest and humble about your...
  • Conservatives more united than mainstream media reports [Bannon: “Hold us accountable.”]

    02/23/2017 8:47:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Mercedes Schlapp
    The mainstream media love writing the narrative of crisis, division and disarray in the conservative moment. So it was no surprise this week when Time magazine published an article titled “The Conservative Grassroots Faces a Crisis at Its Annual Meetup.” It must be missing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where thousands of grass-roots activists from across the country are gathering this week to celebrate the Trump victory and prepare for battles that lie ahead. At CPAC, conservative warriors are energized, united and excited about supporting the president and his vision for America. They might not agree with every aspect...
  • Trump’s order gives a boost to bathroom bills in 12 states

    02/23/2017 8:35:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Twelve state legislatures are considering bills that would require transgender people to use bathroom and locker room facilities based on their “biological sex” or birth gender, according to the National Conference of States Legislatures. The tally provides an insight into how states might proceed now that President Trump has rescinded an Obama administration order that required schools across the country to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom or locker room facilities they choose. Matt Sharp, legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, said the repeal will inspire a flurry of legislative activity at the local level.
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 13 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • The Longest Night: Alwar Villagers Live in Shadow of ‘Man-Eater’ Leopard

    02/23/2017 8:29:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017 | Salik Ahmad
    The leopard has a rule, says Chhotelal Meena, sitting on his haunches beside a fire in his village house in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. “If you snatch its kill, it comes back to avenge it. This one will come back and kill one more, I tell you,” adds the 40-year-old farmer, his eyes, yellowed by years of exposure to wood smoke, reflecting his conviction in the rustic wisdom he just pronounced. Chhotelal’s argument has a reason. A leopard is suspected to have killed his father, 66-year-old Ram Kumar, on February 12 when the senior Meena went to relieve himself outside his...
  • NY Bishop: Pro-Abortion 'Catholic' Politicians Imperil Their Souls, Create Scandal

    02/23/2017 8:29:07 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    CNS ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, headof the Catholic diocese of AlbanyN.Y. (Diocese of Albany)  (CNSNews.com) -- In response to three New York politicians participating in a pro-Planned Parenthood rally -- the nation's largest abortion provider -- the Catholic bishop for the Diocese of Albany, N.Y. said it is a "scientific fact" that abortion kills a human person and it is his responsibility to correct the politicians "for the wellbeing of the individuals' souls and to avoid scandal among the Catholic faithful."The three politicians at the Feb. 11 rally in Albany were U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and N.Y. State Assemblywoman Patricia...
  • Washington Post Unveils New Slogan: ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’

    02/23/2017 8:26:09 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    The left-leaning Washington Post has introduced a new slogan in the age of President Donald Trump: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, the paper’s spokesperson, Kris Coratti, said that the slogan was a “good, concise value statement that conveys who we are to the many millions of readers who have come to us for the first time over the last year.” The newspaper, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was vehemently opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy in the 2016 presidential election. As part of the effort to prevent Trump from winning, Bezos reportedly...
  • US Coal Industry: Dark as a Dungeon

    02/23/2017 8:19:41 PM PST · by Professional · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/23/2017 | Professional
    A music video I made about the War on Coal. One could very well argue that this issue swung the election towards Trump. God Bless American Miners! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCY7s0Zd_pA&feature=youtu.be
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell greeted by angry protesters for third straight day

    02/23/2017 8:18:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/23/2017 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – For the third consecutive day, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was greeted by angry protesters before speaking at an event in downtown Covington. McConnell was in northern Kentucky to address members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as well as the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. The concerns of the protesters ranged from repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s involvement with Russia, the loosening of EPA regulations and the feeling that McConnell was not listening to them. ... McConnell said after his speech is that he has listened and understands the protesters concerns. He just...
  • Social Security paid a billion dollars to people with no SS numbers

    02/23/2017 8:15:02 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Here's a tale of government waste involving all the usual suspects: incompetence, indifference, and laziness. The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people who had no Social Security numbers.  The benefits were paid to "representative payees" – people who were accepting benefit checks on behalf of another because the beneficiary was unable to manage his Social Security payments by himself. Seventeen percent of these representative payees were illegal aliens, according to the audit. Washington Times: Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting: Hero Ian Grillot Says Indian He Saved Is His New Best Friend

    02/23/2017 8:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    It was supposed to be just another evening for Ian Grillot who had walked into his favourite bar to unwind and catch the local football game. Instead, the 24-year-old is now firmly in the spotlight after getting wounded while trying to save two Indians from gunfire. As shots rang through the downtown Kansas City bar on Thursday, Grillot ducked behind a table and when he thought the gunman was out of bullets, he lunged at the man. But as the Kansas City Star reported, the man had still one round left and shot Grillot through the arm and chest. “I...
  • Pence Continues WH’s Knocking of the Media at CPAC; They ‘Amplify...the Failed Status Quo’

    02/23/2017 8:11:00 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | | February 23, 2017
    After White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus offered strongly-worded statements on Thursday afternoon at CPAC condemning the media as “the opposition party” to the Trump team, Vice President Mike Pence offered an evening address to a boisterous audience. Of course, he lobbed some jabs at the media of his own. Recapping the states the ticket won “that no Republican had carried in a generation,” Pence slammed the media for not foreseeing Trump’s victory: “The establishment never saw it coming. I mean, the media, the elites, the insiders, everybody else who profits off preserving the...
  • Could Obama Get ICE'd

    02/23/2017 8:08:46 PM PST · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    23 Feb 17 | hapnHal
    What happened to Obama?? Could it be that ICE is looking for Obama….. In a recent sting, ICE arrested close to 700 people across the country. That number includes 28 people in Las Cruces. Rep. Beto O’Rourke expects deportations to continue under Trump. “It’s very clear that the Trump administration has issued executive orders that have expanded the implementation of enforcement and removal operations in this country,” O’Rourke said. ICE officials said targeted fugitive operations are conducted on a regular basis nationwide. These enforcement operations, which are often referred to as OPERATION CROSS CHECK, target public safety threats, such as...
  • Interrogating Saddam: What He Said on Kuwait and What Angered Him the Most

    02/23/2017 8:05:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 23 February 2017
    CIA officer John Nixon sums up his role in Iraq during the US occupation. His first mission was to gather as much information as possible about Saddam Hussein, and then sent to Baghdad to help search for him. When the US forces finally captured him, Nixon said that he had prepared “a list of 30 to 40 questions that he felt that Saddam was the only one who could answer.” “To be honest, the moment I saw him, I knew that it was him and I did not have any doubts about it,” he added. Nixon has spoken of his...
  • CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

    02/23/2017 8:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joe Concha
    For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including America’s place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy,...
  • Ivanka, Jared Intervened To Strip Language Critical Of The Paris Climate Accords Out Of ...

    02/23/2017 7:55:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/17 | Michael Bastasch
    First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, intervened to get a pending executive order stripped of language critical of an international climate agreement signed by President Barack Obama.Kushner and Ivanka “intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier draft of the executive order,” sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.Ivanka and her husband “have been considered a moderating influence on the White House’s position on climate change and environmental issues,” WSJ reports. Now, the executive order will have no mention of the so-called Paris agreement.President Donald Trump is expected...
  • Cruz Forecasts Second Supreme Court Opening by Summer

    02/23/2017 7:53:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 23, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    I would expect violent protest, at a minimum, from the Left if there is a second opening and President Trump nominates a true conservative. They simply will not accept a change in the balance of the Court. Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Thursday that President Trump will have the ability to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because...
  • 'We're Not Standing in the Way': CT Gov, Tucker Spar Over Illegal Immigration

    02/23/2017 7:53:06 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2017
    On Thursday, Tucker Carlson debated Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) on his response to President Trump's order that states comply with federal immigration laws when dealing with illegal immigrants.This week, Malloy issued a memo to law enforcement and school officials, telling them they do not have to abide by federal immigration laws or fully cooperate with ICE. CT Gov. Tells Officials Not to Follow Federal Immigration LawCT Proposes Quadrupling Gun Permit Fees as Part of New Budget PlanCT Budget Proposal Could Cut 21-Gun Salute from Military Funerals "The president can't order [the state] to do federal work," Malloy said, "We're not...
  • Francis: the gift that keeps on giving [Catholic Caucus]

    02/23/2017 7:52:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 23, 2017 | New Catholic
    "There are those who say 'I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association'," the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript. He said that some of these people should also say "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, (I lead) a double life'." "There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person...
  • Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

    02/23/2017 7:46:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    WWD.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Bridget Foley
    What might Meryl Streep wear to the Oscars? Cross Chanel off the list. It seems that Streep was quite taken with an embroidered gray silk gown from Karl Lagerfeld’s most recent couture collection for the house. The dress was ordered, with Streep requesting an adjustment to the design — a higher neckline. Done. Such personalization is what couture is all about, along with exquisite execution, and, in the case of Chanel, Lagerfeld’s design brilliance. What more could the world’s greatest living actress want for Hollywood’s biggest night? Turns out, she wants a paycheck. With work on the dress well underway...
  • Pro-Trump rally scheduled for Madison’s Town Park (Georgia)

    02/23/2017 7:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Morgan County Citizen and Madisonian ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
    A local woman, Kim Acres, is orchestrating a pro-Trump rally at Town Park in Madison next week in conjunction with a nationwide effort, The Spirit of America Rally,” urging Americans to come together to simultaneously show public support for President Donald Trump. The first round of rallies will be held across the country on Monday, February 27 at noon, including the one at Town Park. “This is to show support for our President. Let’s show that Patriotism has not died. These rallies are being held all across this great country on that same date and time. Let’s join them in...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting Kills Indian, Attacker Shouted ‘Get Out of my Country’

    02/23/2017 7:39:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    US prosecutors charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder on Thursday after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing an Indian and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated. Authorities repeatedly declined at a news conference to say whether the shooting was a hate crime although local police said they were working with the FBI to investigate the case. A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, said that.
  • MARK LEVIN reminds listeners: The conservative agenda is alive and well! [despite the pom-pom boys]

    02/23/2017 7:39:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Phil Shiver
    On his radio program Wednesday night, Mark Levin gave his listeners a much needed reminder: conservatism isn’t dead. In fact, it’s been the conservative agenda that has been winning and moving the country forward the last several years. The pom-pom boys and girls in the media and in the so-called “nationalist-populist” movement are trying to steal the conservative movement’s successes. But Levin warned conservatives not to be fooled. “It was you all along.”
  • Illegal fundraiser for the Clintons made secret tape, feared being ASSASSINATED over what he knew

    02/23/2017 7:37:39 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/17 | Alana Goodman
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Illegal fundraiser for the Clintons made secret tape because he feared being ASSASSINATED over what he knew - and used it to reveal Democrats' bid to silence him A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an 'insurance policy' - because he feared being murdered. In footage provided exclusively to DailyMail.com, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election bid. The Chinese-American Clinton fundraiser recorded the 'elaborate videotaped testimony' while in hiding in 2000. He smuggled it...
  • Illinois' Republican governor OK with 'Obama Day' [Time to Primary Bruce Rauner]

    02/23/2017 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    A bill in the Illinois state legislature that would create "Barack Obama Day" earned praise from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday. "It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it," Rauner said at an event. There are three bills being debated in the Illinois state legislature that would create a holiday on Aug. 4 (Obama's birthday) in honor of the 44th president; two in the House that would make a state holiday, closing schools and the government, and another in the Senate that would devise a...
  • R.I.P. Walter “Junie” Morrison, Funk Legend of Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic Fame, Has Died

    02/23/2017 7:32:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | Ben Kayeon
    R.I.P. Walter “Junie” Morrison, funk legend of Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic fame, has died62-year-old multi-instrumentalist was also the former musical director of P-Funk Walter “Junie” Morrison, the funk legend known for his work in Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, has died at the age of 62. Morrison’s former bandmate, James “Diamond” Williams, confirmed the news on the Ohio Players’ Facebook page. Morrison played keyboards, provided vocals, produced and wrote for the Ohio Players during the early ’70s. He contributed to the hit albums Pain, Pleasure, and Ecstasy, and was responsible for the chart-topping hit “Funky Worm”. After leaving the group in...
  • [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel] BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

    02/23/2017 7:28:54 PM PST · by markomalley
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/23/17 | Mary Chastain
    CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.” Sander Gerber, fellow at the Jewrusalem Center of Public Affairs, and Erielle Davidson of the Hoover Institution joined Daftari on the panel moderated by Ned Ryun from American Majority.All three panelists stressed the importance of linking the Palestinian Authority to the BDS movement. Most people concentrate on Hamas, but those who do...
  • Police: DISD teacher threatened to kill staff if he didn't get pay raise

    02/23/2017 7:21:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    KDFW ^ | 2/22/17
    Dallas ISD police arrested a Seagoville High School teacher after he threatened to kill staff if he didn't get a raise. Omar Alanis is charged with making a terroristic threat. He'd only been employed with the district since August. Alanis went missing for almost a week when the threat came to light but finally returned and police say admitted to threatening co-workers. Last week, extra officers were placed at Seagoville High School. Police acknowledged an incident but didn’t say much at the time. Police documents now revealed the teacher involved is 29-year-old Omar Alanis, a world history teacher. Police say...