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    06/14/2018 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 14,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Rosenstein doesn’t want documents produced that will embarrass the DOJ. He’s playing bulldog, the way an aggressive lawyer in private practice would behave in response to a document request. He’s treating Congress as an adversary — as a threat to the cult. Loyalty to an agency or department one works for is an admirable quality up to a point. When one becomes a leader of the department, appointed by the president, the equation changes some, or should. We should still want agency heads to have some loyalty to the agency. Otherwise, morale will dip and the agency may become a...
  • Obama’s ‘wholesale destruction’ of tens of thousands of National

    06/14/2018 8:01:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/18 | Judi McLeod
    Barack Obama plunged America into darkness as ‘The Enthroned King of Fake News’. Why is no one asking this question? Are the tens of thousands of National Archives records destroyed by the former Obama administration a cover up for the corruption of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and removal of every scrap of truth that the RussiaGate investigation is a total fabrication?
  • University of Chicago eliminates SAT/ACT requirement

    06/14/2018 8:01:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 72 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/14/2018 | Nick Anderson
    The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement. Numerous schools, including well-known liberal arts colleges, have dropped or pared back testing mandates in recent years to bolster recruiting in a crowded market. But the announcement Thursday by the university was a watershed, cracking what had been a solid and enduring wall of support for the primary admission tests among the two dozen most prestigious research universities. The private university in Chicago's...
  • North Koreans Call Trump Supreme Leader After Singapore Summit, Praising Him Like Their Own Dictator

    06/14/2018 8:01:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 14, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    In the wake of a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean media has started lavishing praise on the U.S. President. In some cases, the state-run media has even started calling him Supreme Leader, a name typically reserved for the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un, or Kim’s father and grandfather before him. All of these North Korean “Supreme Leaders” have a personality cult surrounding them. And now it appears Trump’s overtures to North Korea and willingness to treat Kim like a statesman has earned the U.S. President a similar amount of deference....
  • Despite record high confidence, Main Street businesses can't find the workers they need

    06/14/2018 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 94 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 June 2018 | Kate Rogers
    A labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses around the country. This comes despite record-high confidence on Main Street. In May, one-third of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill, and 12 percent reported using temporary workers. Mike Fredrich shows off unmanned presses in his Manitowoc, Wisconsin, company. They're ready to start production at MCM Composites, a 55-person enterprise that makes custom thermoset molding. The only problem? Fredrich has no one to operate them. "These tools are heated to 300 degrees," he said. "But we're not running them. Had we had the people for the first...
  • Justice Department watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

    06/14/2018 7:49:21 AM PDT · by BuddieChronicle · 10 replies
    The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump. The report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which will be released at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT), arose from a review he launched about a week before Trump took office in January 2017. The inquiry has focused on whether former FBI Director James Comey’s public statements about the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state were based...
  • ‘Evil’ Hillary Clinton Book Sparks Row in Serbia

    06/14/2018 7:48:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/13/2018 | Filip Rudic
    The body representing Serbia’s Albanian minority denied asking to include Hillary Clinton’s autobiography in Albanian pupils’ curriculum after a Serbian minister expressed fury about Bill Clinton’s role in bombing Yugoslavia. The Albanian National Council said on Wednesday that it did not ask the Serbian Education Ministry to make the former US Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s autobiography mandatory reading for Albanian high-school students, after the reported request caused anger among officials in Belgrade. “This was not asked for… We believe that autobiographies can’t be made school reading,” the Albanian National Council’s secretary Enver Mehmeti told BIRN. Mehmeti said that...
  • The Case for Trump's Nobel (Nobel no longer an honorable award)

    06/14/2018 7:47:18 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Zachary Jonathan Jacobson
    ... And yet, awarding Trump the Nobel Prize might prove quite fitting. Despite the popular association of the Nobel with great thinkers, diplomats and statesmen, the prize has also routinely rewarded the undeserving, the frauds and the criminals.
  • Bitcoin Might Be No More by 2020 If Its Power Consumption Is Not Dealt With

    06/14/2018 7:42:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 20, 2018 | Janna Dela Cruz
    Bitcoin could be the money of the future — unless it continues to operate in the same way that it currently does. A new study authored by economist and data consultant Alex de Vries has painted a horrifying picture of a few months from now with the cryptocurrency growing as rapidly as it does at the moment. As per the research, keeping the Bitcoin business up and running by the end of this year would mean using 7.67 gigawatts of power, which is one two-hundredth of all the electricity used on the planet. In its current form, the Bitcoin network...
  • Elon Musk's Boring Company gets go ahead to build a high-speed train to Chicago's airport

    06/14/2018 7:39:25 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 June 2018 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    The mayor's office said that each vehicle would carry up to 16 passengers and their luggage, and would depart from O'Hare and downtown Chicago as frequently as every 30 seconds, the Verge reported. It added that The Boring Company planned to charge fares cheaper than what the proposal required: that the premium service should cost less than current taxi and ride-share services.
  • British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell detained by Russian police

    06/14/2018 7:36:26 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell has been detained by Russian police in Moscow ahead of the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Mr Tatchell was detained for what Russian police described as an illegal protest. He had attempted to hold a solitary demonstration near the Red Square to draw attention to human rights abuses against gay men in Chechnya.A Reuters reporter saw a Russian policeman inform Mr Tatchell that it was illegal to hold such protests during the tournament. Mr Tatchell was holding a sign which said: "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people." The policeman told...
  • GOP lawmaker David Stringer criticized for saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around"

    06/14/2018 7:35:42 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/14/18
    PHOENIX -- A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona. Rep. David Stringer, a Republican from Prescott, spoke Monday at the Yavapai County Republican Men's Forum. Stringer's speech was livestreamed on Facebook and saved to his campaign page. It was later removed. But a clip widely circulated on social media by a Democrat showed Stringer talking about how immigration is changing the demographic makeup of the country.
  • Fed hikes rates, points to two more increases by year's end

    06/14/2018 7:33:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/14/2018 | Jeff Cox
    The Federal Reserve hikes its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point. The Fed says in a statement that economic growth has been "rising at a solid rate," an upgrade from "moderate" in May. The central bank points to two more hikes, which would bring the 2018 total to four increases. The Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point Wednesday and indicated that two more increases are likely this year. The move pushes the funds rate target to 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The rate is closely tied to consumer debt, particularly credit cards,...
  • James Comey described as "insubordinate" in DOJ inspector general's report

    06/14/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Paula Reid, Kathryn Watson
    A long-awaited report by the Justice Department inspector general on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation by the FBI and Justice Department is expected to focus on former FBI chief James Comey and the decisions he made during the course of the Clinton investigation, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. The findings, which are slated to be released Thursday afternoon, describe Comey as "insubordinate" while also criticizing then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for weak leadership, Reid also reports.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/14/2018 7:20:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • Happy Birthday to me! (Oh yeah. To President Trump Also!) Vanity

    06/14/2018 7:19:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    Today is a Special Day for the USA.It's Flag DayIt's my birthday.It's the birthday of our President.And of our US Army.It's a Great Day, y'all!
  • U.S. retail sales surge in May; weekly jobless claims fall

    06/14/2018 7:17:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | 06/14/2018 | Staff
    Business News June 14, 2018 / 7:34 AM / Updated an hour ago U.S. retail sales surge in May; weekly jobless claims fall Lucia Mutikani 5 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in May as consumers bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods even as they paid more for gasoline, the latest indication of an acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. FILE PHOTO: A woman shops at an H&M store in New York City, U.S. December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo Other data on Thursday showed a further tightening in...
  • Hillary Clinton could still face charges, experts say

    06/14/2018 7:17:30 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 14, 2018
    Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information is getting another look with the release Thursday of a Justice Department inspector general report scrutinizing the FBI's investigation into whether she committed crimes using a private email server as secretary of state. Although it would be controversial, the Justice Department is able to reopen the Clinton email case, and experts say President Trump's 2016 adversary arguably could be charged until March 2025 — after Trump would leave office even if he wins a second term. Sloppy workers, leakers, whistleblowers, and spies face a variety of criminal charges for mishandling classified records. But there...
  • US weekly jobless claims total 218,000, vs 224,000 expected

    06/14/2018 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/14/2018 | Staff
    New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls declined to a near 44-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended June 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims data for the prior week was unrevised. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 224,000 in the latest week. The Labor Department said claims for Maine and Hawaii were estimated last week. The four-week moving average of initial claims, viewed as...
  • Reviews of Hillary's New Book

    06/14/2018 7:12:21 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    email from a friend | 6/14/2018 | multiple quotes
    "Hillary Clinton's 506-page memoirs has come out. So much of her personality shines through, that in the end, you, too, will want to sleep with an intern." ~ Craig Kilborn "In Hillary Clinton's new book 'Living History,' Hillary details what it was like meeting Bill Clinton, falling in love with him, getting married, and living a passionate, wonderful life as husband and wife. Then on page two, the trouble starts." ~ Jay Leno "In the book she says when Bill told her he was having an affair, she said 'I could hardly breathe, I was gulping for air.'" No, I'm...