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  • As shutdown drags on, federal workers flock to food pantries

    01/15/2019 11:06:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 15, 2019 | By Megan Cerullo (D-CBS)
    Federal workers -- who haven't seen paychecks since before the government closed on Dec. 22 -- are lining up at food pantries across the U.S. The Capital Area Food Bank, which operates in the Washington, D.C. area, hosted five pop-up food pantry locations after federal workers -- who missed their paychecks for the first time last Friday -- flooded the organization's "Hunger Lifeline" with calls for help, according to President and CEO Radha Muthiah. Hotline representatives direct callers to the food pantries closest to their homes, and help make them aware of supplementary nutrition alternatives. "We have seen an uptick...
  • Trump administration doubles estimate of shutdown cost to economy

    01/15/2019 8:21:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 15, 2019 | By Steve Liesman (D-CNBC)
    President Donald Trump's administration now estimates that the cost of the government shutdown will be twice as steep as originally forecast. The original estimate that the partial shutdown would subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth every two weeks has now been doubled to a 0.1 percentage point subtraction every week, according to an official who asked not to be named. The official asked not to be named because employees are prohibited from doing government work on furlough. “It’s a little more complicated this time compared to similar events in the past,” the BEA official said, “because some data providing agencies...
  • Campus police want students to report acts of 'bias'

    01/12/2019 3:32:10 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Social media posts from the University of Illinois campus police are encouraging students to report “acts of intolerance” to the school’s Bias Assessment and Response Team. At least one officer for the University of Illinois is a member of the school's bias response team. This certainly conflates physical safety with being uncomfortable around non-politically correct individuals. So what is bias, according to the Bias. Assessment and Response Team? They define it as “actions or expressions that are motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or...
  • Sean Hannity Highlights Media's Double Standards Regarding Immigration

    01/11/2019 5:36:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ryan Foley
    During Thursday's edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity pointed out how liberal journalists engaged in hypocrisy by deciding to dismiss the situation at the southern border as a “manufactured crisis.” Hannity also contrasted the media’s complete denial of a crisis at the border today with their declaration of code red over a similar situation at the border back in 2014, when their beloved President Obama was in office. After playing clips of Democrats dismissing the massive flow of illegal immigrants at the border as a “manufactured crisis,” Hannity talked about how “their best friends, the hate Trump media, constantly now...
  • CNN Declined To Use Our Reporter After We Told Them Border Patrol Agents Say The Wall Works

    01/11/2019 1:33:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2019 | John Sexton
    San Diego’s KUSI News reported Thursday that CNN asked them for a local news view on the border wall. When KUSI informed CNN that border patrol agents have uniformly told the station that the wall works, CNN lost interest. Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown…We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work. Here’s the clip...
  • When Media Fact Checkers Finally Jumped the Shark

    01/11/2019 4:51:32 AM PST · by thirdgradeteacher · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Larry O'Connor
    The 48-hour build-up to President Trump’s first Oval Office address to the nation was chock-full of breathless hand-wringing in the media over whether they should air the speech in the first place. “How can we air a speech that will be full of lies and distortions?” they asked each other on endless panel shows. “Maybe we should tape-delay the address so we can contextualize his statements and provide a thorough fact-check,” they insultingly suggested. This is the Trump era. Fact-checking has moved into the mainstream. CNN’s 22-year-old production assistants are now responsible for running lower-third graphics designed to snark the...
  • Three dead in national park system accidents as shutdown wears on

    01/05/2019 6:39:25 PM PST · by fruser1 · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/2019 | Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin
    <p>Three days after most of the federal workforce was furloughed on Dec. 21, a 14-year-old girl fell 700 feet to her death at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, part of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area in Arizona.</p>
  • Former NY Times editor rips Trump coverage as biased (duh!)

    01/02/2019 7:24:47 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02 2019 | Howard Kurtz
    A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.” Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility. In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female...
  • ‘The Thrust of this Article Is No Longer Correct’: NBC News Backs Down from Fake News Hit(TR)

    12/27/2018 6:41:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 December 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    NBC News has finally, a full day after being called out for printing the fake news, admitted that its article published on Christmas alleging President Donald Trump snubbed the troops during the holidays this year is incorrect. NBC has altered its headline and story, changing their meaning to remove the original anti-Trump thrust, and added an extended editor’s note beyond the original editor’s note appended when it was first discovered to be an inaccurate piece. The new editor’s note admits in no uncertain terms that NBC News printed fake news, and that it was only leaving the article up in...
  • Trump administration pushes back on report Trump could fire Fed chairman

    12/22/2018 3:49:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2018 06:41 PM | Updated Dec 22, 2018, 06:42 PM | Colin Wilhelm
    The Trump administration pushed back Saturday against a report that President Trump is considering firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. In two tweets posted on Saturday evening, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he'd spoken to Trump about Powell on Saturday, and that Trump told him, "I never suggested firing Chairman Jay Powell, nor do I believe I have the right to do so.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the Examiner that she's, "aware of no plans,” to fire Powell in an email. Trump is unhappy with Powell and the Fed over continuing interest rate hikes to the...
  • Opinions: Climate-change deniers are a danger to our security

    12/19/2018 7:26:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Imagine during the Cold War that one political party, in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Soviet Union was engaged in espionage against the United States, had a nuclear arsenal pointed at the United States, kept Eastern Europe under its thumb and imprisoned dissenters, refused to consider the Soviet Union a danger - of any sort - to the United States or other Western democracies. And they would offer no credible evidence to the contrary, but rather assert that it was all a hoax. Besides, they’d insist (with no evidence) that it was too expensive to address the challenge...
  • Voters don't buy Dems' impeachment push, poll shows

    12/18/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Most voters say Democrats have yet to prove a convincing case tying President Trump to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to a new poll being released Tuesday. And a majority in the McLaughlin & Associates survey also say Democrats’ efforts to impeach Mr. Trump are a “partisan political ploy,” sending a cautionary signal as liberal activists agitate for the ultimate political punishment against the president. The GOP firm surveyed 1,000 voters likely to cast ballots in 2020 last week. Just 32 percent said given what they’d seen, Democrats had produced evidence Mr. Trump “fixed” the election by cooperating...
  • Gregg Jarrett: James Comey may be the only one who believes the stories he’s selling

    12/18/2018 7:44:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Only an audacious and arrogant man accuses others of lying when he is guilty of the same. James Comey, the fired Director of the FBI, stood in front of the television cameras on Monday to accuse President Trump of “lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country.” This from the man who was fired for abusing his authority and usurping the power of the attorney general in the infamous Hillary Clinton email scandal. As I wrote in my book, “The Russia Hoax,” “Comey’s lack of integrity and defiance of rules and principles...
  • Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation for misuse of funds, pay to play: report

    12/14/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    The investigation began in part after federal agents seized materials from the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for pay to play and misspending some of the $107 million it raised from donations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The probe was launched by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, the paper said, citing people familiar with the investigation. The investigation, which is reportedly in its early stages, is looking into whether some of the committee's top donors gave money to gain access to the...
  • Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment [fake news]

    12/13/2018 10:44:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Carol E. Lee (D), Kristen Welker (D) and Nicolle Wallace (D)
    WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency. The president has been on a days-long tirade, sources tell NBC News, lashing out at his...
  • Flynn says FBI pushed him not to have lawyer present during interview

    12/12/2018 6:58:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2018 | Gregg Re
    In a lengthy court filing Tuesday, attorneys for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn alleged that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pushed Flynn not to have an attorney present during the questioning that ultimately led to his guilty plea on a single charge of lying to federal authorities. The document outlines, with striking new details, the rapid sequence of events that led to Flynn's sudden fall from the Trump administration. The filing also seemingly demonstrates that the FBI took a significantly more aggressive tack in handling the Flynn interview than it did during other similar matters, including the agency's sit-downs...
  • Google chief denies political bias claims

    12/11/2018 9:27:14 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th December 2018 | BBC News
    Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms. Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with studies that claimed to show the firm's search results excluded right-wing views. Privacy protectionRepublican committee member Lamar Smith said conservative voices were being "muted" via Google's search results. "Such actions pose a grave threat to our democratic form of government," he said. "This...
  • 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

    12/10/2018 11:29:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | By Gregory Wallace
    Washington - Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report. Here's what the administration has said and done since Thanksgiving: Coal rule rollback: The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed relaxing regulations for newly-built coal-fueled power plants. Combined with another proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the two rules would overhaul the way coal-fired plants are built and regulated....
  • GOOGLE’S ANTI-BREITBART PLOT: Employees Targeted Site’s Ad Revenue in 2017

    12/10/2018 9:33:59 AM PST · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Emails leaked exclusively to Breitbart News reveal that a group of Google employees, with encouragement from the tech giant’s director of monetization, began plotting the downfall of this website shortly after the 2016 election. The group sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services. Although their efforts ultimately failed, the discussion featured senior Google employees speaking frankly about their reasons for targeting the site. These included unfounded allegations of “hate speech” and “fake news.” In the leaked emails, Google employee Richard Zippel advised a fellow employee that Google would act against Breitbart...
  • Jerry Nadler Vows to Shut Down House Probe into DOJ-Democrat Collusion

    12/07/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, revealed Friday that he will end the Republican-led probe into decisions made by the FBI and Department of Justice during the 2016 presidential election. “Yes, [I will end it] because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler told reporters after momentarily stepping outside the closed-door hearing of fired FBI Director James Comey. He branded the probe a political stunt designed to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election. “The entire purpose of...