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  • WATCH: What AG Barr actually said about President Trump’s tweets

    02/14/2020 6:29:47 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2020 | BY SHARYL ATTKISSON
    In an exclusive interview with Pierre Thomas of ABC News, Attorney General William Barr said he will not be “bullied” by President Trump or anyone else. Barr also indicated that the president’s commentary, often delivered via Twitter, makes it “impossible” for Barr to do his job. To have public statements and tweets made about the Department (of Justice), about people in the Department, or men and women here, about cases pending in the Department, and about judges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do my job to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the...
  • Nuro's driverless delivery vehicle is coming to Houston

    02/14/2020 6:29:20 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    Inverse ^ | 2/6/20 | Thor Benson
    You may soon be getting your groceries delivered to you by a car with no driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just approved an exemption for the autonomous vehicle startup Nuro to deploy 5,000 driverless electric delivery vehicles. The exemption is for Nuro's R2 delivery vehicle, which is the company's second-generation self-driving vehicle. It is designed only to carry packages, so there won't be any passengers inside. Nuro wrote in a blog post that the company is excited about this development. "We custom-designed R2 to enrich local commerce with last-mile delivery of consumer products, groceries, and hot food...
  • Trump is elevating judges who could gut the Voting Rights Act

    02/14/2020 6:27:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 14, 2020 | by Alexander Nazaryan
    WASHINGTON - Fresh from handing President Trump a victory in his impeachment trial, the U.S. Senate has moved to install federal judges who have expressed disdain for the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that struck down rules across the South that kept African-Americans from the ballot box. Overturning voting-rights protections tends to benefit Republicans, who have said states, not the federal government, should decide the particulars of how elections are conducted. Some scholars even believe that weakening the Voting Rights Act ahead of the 2016 election helped Trump win the presidency. The first of those nominees, Andrew L....
  • Iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., breaks off Pine Island glacier in Antarctica

    02/14/2020 6:26:35 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    USA Today ^ | Feb 14, 2020 | Doyle Rice
    In keeping with FR restrictions only the title of UselessA Today can be posted. The link provided is to MSN and has no viewing restrictions. However, the original article and link are: Iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., breaks off Pine Island glacier in Antarctica https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/02/13/antarctica-iceberg-massive-iceberg-breaks-off-pine-island-glacier/4748397002/
  • Mika Brzezinski: Barr Is Telling Trump 'Tweets Make It Harder to Help You Be Corrupt'

    02/14/2020 6:25:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is there nothing—nothing!—that the liberal media can't spin against President Trump and his administration? Take Attorney General Bill Barr's comments to an ABC correspondent that some of the president's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. You'd think that dedicated Trump-detester Mika Brzezinski would be thrilled! But no. Mika managed to spin Barr's words in the worst possible way. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski declared: "It seems to me that what he’s saying is that these tweets make it harder for Bill Barr to help him be corrupt."Get the rest of the story and view the video...
  • Trump faces revolt of the generals

    02/14/2020 6:21:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2020 | Peter Bergen
    Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly said at an event at Drew University on Wednesday that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman did the right thing when he raised concerns about President Donald Trump's call to the Ukrainian president in late July, according to a report in The Atlantic.
  • Another Year of the Interloper?

    02/14/2020 6:18:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | Michael Barone
    It's a familiar plotline. An interloper runs for a party's presidential nomination and, with an anti-insider pitch, scores wins and near-wins in the first contests with vote pluralities. His numerous opponents, fearful of antagonizing his enthusiastic supporters, launch attacks on one another that, predictably, hurt the attacker as well as the target. Party establishment types, convinced the interloper is a sure loser in November, dither and tilt things mildly against him while trying to maintain the impression of fairness. Candidates with no chance remain in the race, dividing the anti-interloper vote, hoping the interloper will collapse. But he doesn't, and...
  • No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

    02/14/2020 6:18:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 14, 2020 | By STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO -- Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak. “Certainly the advice we're received externally from the WHO (World Health Organization) is that there's no case for any contingency plans or cancelling the games or moving the...
  • Fiery train derailment in Kentucky spills ethanol into river

    02/14/2020 6:15:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.foxbusiness.com ^ | 02/14/2020 | Staff
    Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped in a flaming locomotive LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said. Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped in a flaming locomotive along the river’s edge before climbing out and waiting for firefighters to rescue them by boat. They were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said. There weren't any other reports of injuries. CSX...
  • Parkland Dad Andrew Pollack: ‘March for Our Lives’ Made America’s Kids Less Safe

    02/14/2020 6:14:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/14/2020 | Andrew Pollack
    Two years ago today, my daughter Meadow and sixteen others were murdered in the Parkland school shooting. For the families of the victims, it was an unspeakable tragedy. But for others, it was an incredible political opportunity. The shooting propelled a handful of shrill student activists to fame. The most prominent one, David Hogg, later mused, “We really only remember a few hundred people, if that many, out of the billions that have ever lived. Is that what I was destined to become?”
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 2/14/2020

    02/14/2020 6:14:00 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/14/2020 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit . . . The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy” (Proverbs 14:8, 10).
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 2/14/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    02/14/2020 6:13:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 4/14/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    Morning "And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." 2 Kings 25:30 Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king's palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord's people. A daily portion is all that a man really wants. We do not need tomorrow's supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are as yet unborn. The thirst which we...
  • Michigan boy doesn't have a driver's license — but hits racetrack at 80 mph

    02/14/2020 6:07:20 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 2/14/2020 | Phoebe Wall Howard,
    At age 12, Keegan Sobilo of New Baltimore carefully tucks his legs and arms into a fire suit, pulls on a helmet and climbs into a race car that exceeds 80 mph. He has been doing this since age 8. "I’d stand underneath the grandstand, and whenever somebody would get close to Keegan on the track, I’d have to walk away," said his mother, Hillary Sobilo, 46, a kindergarten teacher at Cleveland Elementary School in Port Huron.
  • NYPD alerted of 'credible' threat toward officers after last week's 'assassination attempt'

    02/14/2020 6:04:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 14, 2020 | By William Mansell , Aaron Katersky and Mark Crudele
    The New York City Police Department is warning officers to be "vigilant and alert" following increased "credible" threats toward its officers. Officials are advising all officers to have a heightened awareness "in light of the events that transpired over the past weekend in the Bronx." Officials sent a department-wide email stressing there are "no specific threats against the department," but said desk officers must ensure that every station house security post is assigned and staffed at all times. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that federal authorities notified the NYPD that they took an alleged MS-13 member in custody that...
  • Corrupt Chuck Todd Shamelessly Pushes the DNC Narrative About Bernie Sanders

    02/14/2020 5:58:41 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Corrupt Chuck Todd is fast becoming the most tiresomely predictable man in the fake news media. – Whenever the DNC needs a narrative to be pushed, there is no more reliable direction to which it can turn than directly to NBC’s Chuck Todd. If there are Democrat talking points to be recited, no one recites them more fluently, agitatedly, or as verbatim than Corrupt Chuck. Pretending to “host” his daily show on MSNBC, Todd actually parroted the following DNC talking points about the clear new front-runner in the run for the Democrat presidential nomination: “I don’t understand how Bernie is...
  • The United Nations Once Again Proves Its Anti-Semitism

    02/14/2020 5:58:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    The depraved totalitarians, nefarious barbarians, two-bit gangsters, odious scoundrels and bigoted scum who run the United Nations recently set up a new "database" to help anti-Semites around the world target Jewish businesses in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria -- businesses that not only offer economic opportunities for Palestinians but opportunities that pay higher than most other jobs in the West Bank. In no other international dispute -- and there are hundreds of global conflicts -- does the United Nations target peaceful civilians or institutions. Certainly in no place do they work to destroy the businesses of noncombatants based...
  • New Hampshire primary: More Republicans who voted in primary feel greater allegiance to Trump than party

    02/14/2020 5:55:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 13, 2020 | BY JENNIFER DE PINTO
    In addition to interviewing Democratic primary voters leaving the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, CBS News polled Republicans, too. As expected, President Trump overwhelmingly won the Republican primary, and those who came out to vote were strong supporters. Support for the president among New Hampshire Republican primary voters runs deep. When they were asked whether they feel more allegiance to the Republican Party or to Donald Trump, a majority (55%) picked Trump. Even among those who said they feel more allegiance to the Republican Party, most of them - more than 7 in 10 - voted for Mr. Trump....
  • Why Mike Bloomberg could win black voters' support as Joe Biden's candidacy falters

    02/14/2020 5:46:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2020 | By Blair LM Kelley
    About a month ago, an advertisement popped up on the black gospel radio station The Light 103.9 FM where I live in Durham, North Carolina. It was voiced by a woman who sounded like she was in her mid-50s, with the lilt of an educated urban black Southerner. Although I wasn't consciously listening at first, it caught my attention. It was a political ad, the first I'd heard on the radio this election cycle, and I wondered which candidate was bothering to actively campaign in North Carolina well before the March 3 Super Tuesday primary. Normally, ads on this station...
  • The unspeakably cruel and shocking punishment in Rajaei Shahr prison in Iran

    02/14/2020 5:35:46 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 7 replies
    Feb.14,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    Rajai Shahr Prison (Gohar Dasht) is in the city of Karaj, about 40 km west of Tehran. Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj is considered one of Iran's most notorious prisons. Many political prisoners are held in this prison. In this prison, the most inhumane kinds of physical and psychological tortures are administered. The intent is to demonize the spirit of the prisoners. The political prisoners held captive in this prison are also kept secret from the eyes of media and human rights organizations. Political prisoners from notorious “Evin” who insist on their beliefs are often transferred to Rajai Shahr prison....
  • An Establishment in Panic

    02/14/2020 5:33:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race. Why has Biden suddenly become an albatross? His feeble debate performances and fifth-place finish in New Hampshire all but ensure Joe will not be the nominee, and if he stays in, he will siphon off votes in Nevada and South Carolina that would go to candidates who might put together a majority and stop Sanders. The...