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  • CNN analyst Chris Cillizza deletes tweet showing Trump in crosshairs

    05/16/2018 7:27:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/15/2018 | Eddie Scarry
    Chris Cillizza, a political analyst for CNN, deleted a tweet he sent out Tuesday that included an image appearing to show President Trump in crosshairs. In a separate tweet, Cillizza said the graphic was unintended and the result of a computer program he and his team used. "I’ve deleted a GIF about President Trump," he wrote. "We use @GifGrabber to make our GIFs and it defaults to the image below as a first frame. To clear up any unintended confusion, I’ve removed the tweet." A GIF is a type of digital graphic that sometimes show motion in the image. Cillizza...
  • Contain Iran? Trump Should Copy Reagan.

    05/16/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/16/2018 | David Ignatius
    ABU DHABI -- Arab leaders love the idea that President Trump is ready to give Iran a punch in the nose. But is this White House truly serious about challenging Iranian power in the Middle East? The evidence is mixed, at best. I heard passionate enthusiasm for Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal from prominent Arabs gathered here last weekend for a conference sponsored by the Beirut Institute. They know that scuttling the nuclear deal could be dangerous, and that the region is already a powder keg. But many Arab leaders don't seem to care. To put...
  • Over Half of American Protestants Say They Tithe but Some Count Secular Charity Donations

    05/16/2018 7:26:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    More than half of American Protestant Christians report tithing their income. But all tithes don't necessarily go to the church, with some Christians believing they can tithe to charities, including secular ones, according to recently released findings by LifeWay Research. In a report released last Thursday, LifeWay noted that 54 percent of surveyed Protestants give at least 10 percent of their income to the church. Among them, 37 percent say they tithe and 17 percent say they give more than 10 percent. One in 5 say they give regularly but they give less than 10 percent of their income. Seventeen...
  • Vanity: Need Recommendations for Conservative Charities

    05/16/2018 7:25:57 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 41 replies
    5/16/2018 | Me
    I have the opportunity to donate quite a bit of money out of a trust to the charities of my choosing. I used to personally donate to Save the Children until I watched them posting all this Huffpo garbage on their Facebook page. O'Sullivan's Law is a real phenomenon, so I'm looking for some charities that will help those in need but also those that reflect our values. I was thinking St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project - any others or better ones that you guys would recommend?
  • 'I am Not a Bigot': Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds to Mitt Romney's Twitter Attack

    05/16/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress has denounced former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's accusation that he's a "religious bigot." "Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' He's said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem," Romney tweeted on Sunday. In an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs Monday night, Jeffress said he took issue with Romney's claims and asserted, "I am not a bigot." "Many of those comments [in...
  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: ‘Appalling’ How U.S. Moved Embassy to Jerusalem

    05/16/2018 7:22:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 15, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said it was "appalling" that the U.S. moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem without obtaining any concessions from Israel. Mitchell expressed astonishment at the Trump administration placing the blame for violence solely on Hamas, who instigated riots along the border in Gaza. White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Monday did not call for Israel to soften its response to the riots, leading Mitchell to decry the administration’s support for Israel. "I've never seen anything like that," Mitchell said. "Even the strongest supporters of Israel in administrations Republican and Democratic would at that point...
  • Gina Haspel, CIA pick, easily clears intel committee

    05/16/2018 7:19:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Gina Haspel passed her first Senate hurdle to becoming the first woman to lead the CIA, winning approval of the intelligence committee Wednesday morning. The 10-5 vote saw two Democrats join Republicans, including committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, who said she’ll be a capable and independent leader.
  • The End of Trump Won't Be the End of Trumpism

    05/16/2018 7:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    A new book—tweeted out by the president himself—argues that America is in the midst of a populist realignment. For two years, the American media has been stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, replaying the 2016 election over and over in the hopes of extracting some new insight about an outcome it didn’t see coming. While some of this work comes from an earnest place—national reporters sense they got the story wrong, and now they’ve been to the heartland to see what they missed—in aggregate, they’re easily caricatured: the Trump voter as blue-collar Baby Boomer, out of a manufacturing job, a...
  • No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College

    05/16/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a “Day of Absence,” have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators’ efforts to shift gears. Students at the Olympia, Washington-based public school have organized a three-day “Day of Absence” observance that includes a mix of events on and off campus. Some gatherings are advertised as open to all skin colors and others ask that only POC, or People of Color, attend. A poster hung at the school obtained...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Childcare Fraud Scheme Appears to Fund Terrorists

    05/16/2018 7:12:43 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 15, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Millions of taxpayer dollars appear to be going to support terrorists in the Middle East and Africa by using childcare centers as fronts, according to an investigation in Minnesota. Local Fox affiliate Fox 9 KMSP tracked the flow of the money and found it was going to parts of the world that raised serious red flags. The investigation revealed suitcases with millions of dollars, an estimated $100 million in 2017 alone, have been taken through Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and to destinations in the Middle East and Africa, including parts of Somalia controlled by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab. The...
  • Police: Golf champ's wife attacked him after he bombed at tournament

    05/16/2018 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | May 15, 2018 04:15 PM | By Jose Lambiet
    <p>Former U.S. Open champion golfer Lucas Glover missed the secondary cuts at last weekend’s Players Championship near St. Augustine — and his wife greeted him home with a shower of insults and, allegedly, a beat-down.</p> <p>Krista Glover, 36, was arrested by St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies at Sawgrass TPC in Ponte Vedra Beach and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest.</p>
  • 5 Takeaways from Israel's 'Operation House of Cards': A Humiliating Defeat for Iran

    05/16/2018 7:11:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/16/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    It began shortly passed midnight on Wednesday, May 9, with a Quds Force-initiated barrage of 20 rockets directed at IsraelÂ’s Golan Heights, and ended the following day with the destruction or near-destruction of some 50 Iranian targets throughout Syria. Syrian anti-aircraft missile batteries that challenged the Israeli Air Force were reduced to expensive heaps of scrap metal. Twenty-seven pro-regime fighters, including 11 Iranians and 6 Syrians were killed. After months of covert operations and military deployments, Israel and Iran threw their gloves off and duked it out on Syrian soil but Round 1 unmistakably went to Israel. The Israelis...
  • Amazon Fights Back

    05/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | John Stossel
    Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's going to drive businesses out of town. OK, that's not how the politicians describe their plan, but that's probably how it will work out. Members of Seattle's city council want all big Seattle businesses to pay a tax of $500 per employee. In response, Amazon stopped building a new complex. Construction workers joined Amazon in protesting the new tax. On the other side are city council members like Kshama Sawant. She and members of her political party, Socialist Alternative, demonstrated in support of...
  • 93 Percent of Israeli Jews Support Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move

    05/16/2018 7:07:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/16/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Monday, at President Donald Trump's direction, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened its doors to great fanfare, fulfilling a long-term promise made by numerous U.S. presidents and supported by a vast majority of Congress in 1993. The move proved popular among Israeli Jews as well, according to a new poll. A full 93 percent of Israeli Jews support the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of them said they support not only moving the embassy, but doing so now. Another 20 percent said they support the move, but disagree with the timing. They suggested...
  • Australia is begging to be colonized again

    05/16/2018 7:03:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/16/2018 | Viv Forbes
    Japan has 45 new high-energy, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants on the drawing boards. These will probably burn high-quality Australian coal. And despite the tsunami that hit Japan, nuclear power still generates about 20% of Japan's electricity. Chinese companies have plans to build 700 new coal power plants all over the world, mostly in China. In addition, China will bring five new nuclear power reactors online in 2018 and has plans for a further six to eight units. India generates more than 65% of its electricity from thermal power plants, and about 85% of these plants are coal-fired. India's state-run...
  • No wonder he never got the Nobel prize: Tom Wolfe made the left look stupid

    05/16/2018 7:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    It's couched in oh so delicate terms, as pretty much everyone mourns the death of the great Tom Wolfe: Tom Wolfe was a reporter, Tom Wolfe was an observer. Tom Wolfe eyed status-seeking. Tom Wolfe skewered the establishment. And through his incredible mastery of words, he entertained the hell out of us. Yes, true enough. But somehow he never got a Nobel prize in literature, despite vastly outranking almost everyone else who has. So I guess I am corrupting things a little when I state the obvious about Wolfe: He did write, he did observe, he did skewer, and by...
  • NBC Reporter Asks White House if It’s Acceptable for Israel to ‘Kill at Will’ in Gaza

    05/16/2018 7:00:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 14, 2018 | David Rutz
    NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander asked the White House Monday if it believed Israel should "kill at will" during questions about violence at the Gaza Strip. White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said responsibility for the violence along the border fence "rests squarely with Hamas," the militant terrorist organization that governs the Palestinian territory. Mass protests have broken out again in response to the moving of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, recently recognized by the U.S. as Israel's capital. Alexander quoted French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who issued a statement Monday calling on Israel to use proportionate...
  • To fight 'Trumpism,' political fundaising site bans Republican candidates

    05/16/2018 6:59:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ray Downs
    A political fundraising site has banned Republican candidates from its platform in an effort to fight "Trumpism." Crowdpac, a ( Palo Alto), Calif-based political technology company, states its mission is "to help more people participate in the political process through running for office," by giving the a way to raise money through grassroots efforts on its platform. And although the company's co-founder and CEO Steve Hilton is a vocal supporter of President ( Donald Trump), Crowdpac's platform has been popular among candidates opposed to Trump, too, making it appear to be non-partisan way for candidates of varying ideologies to participate...
  • Larry Kudlow Defying Critics, Cleaning House

    05/16/2018 6:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/16/2018 | Paul Ingrassia
    Larry Kudlow, who took over as director of the National Economic Council (NEC) after Gary Cohn's departure last month, is so far demonstrating extraordinary leadership in being able to reconcile the disparate factions within the Trump administration, all the while promoting growth-centered policies that would only strengthen an economy already in its best shape in years. Naturally, Mr. Kudlow's transition to his current role was made easier by inheriting an economy rejuvenated by one of the largest across-the-board tax cuts and reforms in modern American history. Unemployment has reached its lowest point in nearly two decades; wages are up categorically;...
  • Marginalizing Melania

    05/16/2018 6:58:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady. In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump's Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as "not culturally American," former Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines derided her genteel presence at former President George H.W. Bush's funeral, and horror writer Stephen King snickered at her hospitalization this week for kidney surgery. Yet, while partisans in the political press and entertainment media work hard to stoke division against and resentment of the Trump...