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  • Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing several, officials say

    03/15/2018 2:47:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's campus. According to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, there were people on the bridge and several cars underneath it. Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey said they found eight vehicles trapped under the bridge after they got a call alerting the fire department of the incident. Eight victims were transported to local hospitals, but he said the authorities planned to continue search and rescue throughout the evening.
  • Sessions mulling firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before he retires

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing top FBI official Andrew McCabe before he officially retires from the bureau in a few days, a move that could deprive the outgoing deputy director of pension benefits, Fox News has confirmed. Sources said if McCabe is terminated by close of business this Friday, that would mean McCabe would not receive a government pension. A source told Fox News that McCabe's pension is in "jeopardy."
  • NorthWestern University [Man with a gun?] (Update: false alarm)

    03/14/2018 12:58:56 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 28 replies
  • BREAKING: President Trump Has Chosen His Next Economic Advisor

    03/14/2018 12:14:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump has chosen economist Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as his senior economic advisor and leader of the National Economic Council. Kudlow, best known for his time as a host on CNBC of "The Kudlow Report," will join the administration in the coming weeks. Cohn is leaving on good terms after disagreeing with the President on the implementation of tariffs. "This is Gary Cohn's last meeting in the Cabinet and of the Cabinet. He has been terrific. He may be a globalist but I still like him," Trump said last week. "And he is a globalist there's...
  • Trump plans to name Larry Kudlow his top economic advisor, replacing Gary Cohn: Sources

    03/14/2018 10:49:56 AM PDT · by fision · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/14/2018 | Eamon Javers
    President Donald Trump plans to name Larry Kudlow as his top economic advisor, sources told CNBC. Trump could announce his decision to choose Kudlow as his National Economic Council director as soon as Thursday. The president offered the economist and senior CNBC contributor the job on Tuesday night, and Kudlow accepted, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. Kudlow, 70, would replace Gary Cohn, who resigned last week after losing his fight against tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Kudlow advocates for free trade and generally opposes tariffs. When Cohn left, Kudlow expressed his disappointment with the move. On...
  • Why It Doesn't Matter Who the Winner Is in PA-18

    03/14/2018 6:27:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    As of this writing, Democrat Conor Lamb is clinging to a lead of roughly 600 votes in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. There are probably not enough uncounted votes out there for Republican Rick Saccone to pull out the win. It also really doesn’t matter much, one way or the other (unless you are a Democrat living in the 18th who feels strongly about having a Democrat represent you in Washington). Here’s why: The House is increasingly polarized. There was a time that a narrowed House majority for a party would make for interesting politics in Washington,...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • VIDEO: Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke wants to ban the AR-15

    03/12/2018 12:32:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 12, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Giving an interview at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas over the weekend, the Democratic nominee opposing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said American civilians should not be permitted to buy an AR-15 rifle. El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is proud of his campaign’s claim that he shuns political action committee (PAC) money. He criticized Senator Cruz for taking $300,000 from the National Rifle Association and boasted that his campaign has taken $0 from the NRA. He told a story about a woman at a town hall who asked him if he could stand up to the NRA. O’Rourke explained...
  • Canadian YouTuber and Activist Lauren Southern Denied Entry and Detained in the UK

    03/11/2018 10:19:19 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3.11.18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Canadian YouTuber and right-wing activist Lauren Southern has been detained in the United Kingdom and has had her phone and passport taken from her.
  • Breaking: DOJ Reclassifies Bump Fire Stocks as Machine Guns

    03/10/2018 12:47:25 PM PST · by Simon Green · 208 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/10/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    In the post-Parkland hysteria, President Trump directed the Department of Justice to perform some regulatory legerdemain where bump fire stocks are concerned. The ATF had long ago passed on the stocks, deeming them perfectly legal accessories for semi-automatic rifles. Now, in a Saturday morning move apparently meant to fly under the radar . . . The U.S. Department of Justice formally submitted a regulation on Saturday to ban “bump stocks,” a modification to high-capacity rifles that lets them fire like an automatic weapon. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum in February directing the department to make the regulatory change, which...
  • Florida governor signs gun-safety bill into law after school shooting

    03/09/2018 1:37:46 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/9/2018 | Jonathan Allen
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  • Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

    03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST · by xzins · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Mar 18 | Fox News
    Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
  • Gowdy & Goodlatte Call for Special Counsel on FISA (truncated)

    03/06/2018 6:19:05 PM PST · by FreeReign · 72 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 6, 2018 | As seen on Special Report with Bret Baier
    wo top House Republicans repeated their call for a special counsel to look into alleged abuse of the FISA process, in the way a warrant was granted to spy on a former Trump adviser based on an unverified dossier with Russian sourcing. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, who chairs the oversight committee, and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who chairs the judiciary committee, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions must appoint a special counsel. The two men said they have faith in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to do a thorough job in the matter, but note that he doesn't have...
  • Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

    03/05/2018 4:21:11 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
  • Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

    03/04/2018 10:42:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/04/18 | Reuters Staff
    The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland. The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats...
  • PKK Threatens to Move the Afrin Battle into Turkey

    03/04/2018 5:39:58 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 4, 2018 | Laura Luck
    The PKK threatens to move the battle into Turkey, saying that the battle of Afrin is the beginning real revolution Kurdistan in Turkey and calls Kurdish youth to join the resistance against the Turkish occupation army in every a place.
  • Jeanine Pirro: Jeff Sessions 'lost his prosecutorial balls'

    03/03/2018 3:11:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Katie Leach
    Fox News' Jeanine Pirro condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not taking the steps to reopen the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Massachusetts Man Arrested For Mailing “White Powder” Threat Letter To Don Trump Jr…

    03/01/2018 10:55:57 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 1, 2018 | Sundance
    Massachusetts Man Arrested For Mailing “White Powder” Threat Letter To Don Trump Jr… Posted on March 1, 2018 by sundance Following up on this earlier scare. Today federal authorities arrested a Massachusetts man for mailing a threatening letter to Donald and Vanessa Trump containing powder. (New York Post) The feds on Thursday busted a 24-year-old man from suburban Boston for sending a letter that contained a white powder that turned out to be cornstarch to Donald Trump Jr. last month, authorities said. The letter was postmarked from Boston on Feb. 7, and the first son’s frightened wife Vanessa was briefly...
  • Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder

    03/01/2018 10:51:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    US Dept of Justice ^ | March 1, 2018 | Staff
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 1, 2018 Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder BOSTON – A Beverly, Mass., man was arrested today in connection with mailing five threatening letters containing suspicious white powder to high-profile individuals around the country. Daniel Frisiello, 24, was charged in a criminal complaint with five counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and five counts of false information and hoaxes. Frisiello was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Worcester later this afternoon. As...
  • Trump says ‘bump stocks’ are gone, may use executive order to ban device

    02/28/2018 1:26:19 PM PST · by Simon Green · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/28/31 | Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim
    President Trump launched into a freewheeling, televised strategy session with lawmakers over the issue of guns by declaring that he will unilaterally bar so-called “bump stocks” and asking Congress to send him one “terrific” bill aimed at reducing gun violence. “I’m going to write that out,” Trump said of bump stocks — devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire like fully automatic weapons — while speaking to lawmakers gathered at the White House for a much-touted summit on gun safety. Saying he can bar bump stocks with an executive order, Trump added: “You won’t have to worry about bump stocks.”...