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  • President Trump and the First Lady Participate in a Yokota Air Base Troop Event (Live - 10 pm EST)

    11/04/2017 6:15:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    White House ^ | 11/4/17 | WhiteHouseLiveStream
    President Trump and the First Lady Participate in a Yokota Air Base Troop Event Yokota Air Base Start time 10:00 PM EDT
  • Saudi Princes, Former Ministers Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation

    11/04/2017 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 101 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Margherita Stancati in Beirut, Summer Said in Dubai and Maureen Farrell in New York
    Saudi authorities carried out a new wave of arrests targeting royals and former cabinet ministers, people familiar with the matter said, a move that appears intended to further consolidate power in the hands of the Saudi leadership at a time of political transition. At least 10 princes and more than two dozen former ministers were detained by Saudi authorities on Saturday night, according to people familiar with the matter. It was unclear if charges were filed. [snip]
  • Watch livestreams of Antifa November 4 protests

    11/04/2017 1:47:23 PM PDT · by · 41 replies
    conservative firing line ^ | November 4, 2017 | Joe Newby
    Watch livestreams of Antifa November 4 protests. On Saturday, November 4, radical leftists are set to gather across the country to protest the existence of the Trump-Pence administration with the reported goal of getting rid of the duly-elected president. There's been lots of talk about what will happen, and so far, it appears that the fears of a "civil war" or a "revolution" were a bit overblown. Nevertheless, here’s some livestreams of the protests we were able to find online. So break out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the "revolution." Such as it is… Here's one from New York...
  • BG man charged with assaulting [Rand] Paul at senator's home

    11/04/2017 1:18:52 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 52 replies
    A Bowling Green man was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault following an incident at the Bowling Green home of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Rene Boucher, 59, is in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond, according to online jail records available Saturday afternoon. Paul suffered minor injuries, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, which did not describe the circumstances surrounding the incident. Kelsey Cooper, Paul's Kentucky communications director, issued a statement to the Daily News indicating that "Senator Paul is fine." "Senator Paul was blindsided and...
  • Former Presidents Bush reveal in new book they didn't vote for Trump

    11/04/2017 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 4, 2017 | Eline de Bruijn
    Both ex-president Bushes revealed they did not vote for President Donald Trump in a new book with 41st President George H.W. Bush calling Trump a “blowhard” and saying he does not "like" him, Newsweek reported. George H.W. Bush voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton, while George W. Bush told author Mark K. Updegrove he voted for "none of the above" in the upcoming book titled "The Last Republicans," which is set to be published later this month. The younger Bush also told the author during the 2016 presidential election, "I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president," The New...
  • Bergdahl gets no prison time from judge (Fox Breaking)

    11/03/2017 8:45:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 256 replies
    Fox ^ | 3 Nov 17 | Fox
    Stuart Varney: Bergdahl gets no prison time
  • First details emerge of GOP's sweeping tax bill

    11/02/2017 7:21:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 531 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/2017 | NAOMI JAGODA AND SCOTT WONG
    House Republicans will propose limiting the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes in the tax bill they are releasing on Thursday, according to a summary of the legislation obtained by The Hill. The bill, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” largely follows the parameters that GOP leaders and the White House outlined in September. It would reduce the number of individual tax brackets, slash rates for businesses and eliminate a number of tax breaks. In order to offset the costs of the legislation, Republicans are putting forward some proposals that are sure to be controversial. The...
  • Michael Fallon resigns as Defence Secretary in the wake of Westminster harassment scandal

    11/02/2017 1:01:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies ^ | November 1, 2017 | Tom Newton Dunn
    DEFENCE Secretary Sir Michael Fallon ­sensationally resigned after ­admitting that he has been a sex pest. The Cabinet minister, 65, told PM Theresa May his past behaviour had “fallen below the high standards” he asked of troops he presided over.
  • US private sector added 235,000 jobs in Oct, vs 200,000 new jobs expected: ADP

    11/01/2017 6:56:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/1/17 | Terry Cullan, Jeff Fox
    The number of private-sector jobs created in October rose more than expected, with construction jobs surging in the wake of destructive hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The ADP National Employment showed private-sector businesses added 235,000 jobs in the month. ADP was expected to show private employers added 200,000 jobs in October, up from 135,000 in September.
  • Trump blames Schumer's "beauty" "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," wants merit based

    11/01/2017 4:33:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 112 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | November 1, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    The terrorist came into our country through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based. 7:24 AM - 1 Nov 2017
  • Suspect Claimed He Committed NYC Truck Attack for ISIS: Sources

    10/31/2017 6:12:14 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 96 replies
    4 New York ^ | 10/31/17 | Jonathan Dienst, Brian Thompson and R. Darren Price
    The 29-year-old man detained after a flatbed truck drove down a popular lower Manhattan bike path, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than a dozen more, left a note in the truck claiming he committed the attack for ISIS, according to law enforcement sources. Authorities said the man, identified by sources as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, is thought to be a "lone actor" in the attack in the Hudson River Greenway on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said he shouted "Allahu Akbar" at some point as he sped down the bike path and apparently deliberately rammed into a school bus for...
  • Act of terror: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; ‘lone wolf

    10/31/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 504 replies
    PIX 11 NYC TV ^ | 10/31/2017 | Aliza Chasan
    Apparently, an active shooter and perhaps a truck attack going on NOW in lower Manhattan....

    10/31/2017 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 63 replies
    Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!
  • Sources: Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Indictment

    10/30/2017 12:46:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 246 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 30, 2017 | by JULIA AINSLEY, TOM WINTER and CAROL E. LEE
    The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to "Company A" and "Company B" as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs and Company B is the Podesta Group, the sources said. The revelation of the companies’ identities points to more details about the players involved in the...
  • BREAKING: US officials: Special operations forces have captured militant who was instrumental in...

    10/30/2017 11:40:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 132 replies
    AP ^ | 10/30/17 | AP on Twitter
    BREAKING: US officials: Special operations forces have captured militant who was instrumental in Benghazi attack, US envoy's death.
  • Did Mueller’s Team Violate Manafort’s Constitutional Rights? They May Have.

    10/30/2017 11:08:04 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 62 replies
    La Newz ^ | 10/30/2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Ex-campaign adviser Paul Manafort turned himself in Monday after being indicted for money laundering, and a slew of other financial crimes. The feds alleged he illegally funneled millions of dollars of payments into offshore bank accounts in order to avoid detection by U.S. authorities as it related to his work on behalf of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. While the indictment containing Manfort’s alleged criminal activities is very detailed, and well-documented, there is one area that could hurt Mueller’s investigation. Mueller’s team may have obtained evidence in the raid of Paul Manafort’s home that was not covered by the search...
  • Mueller shifts to Tony Podesta, Democratic lobbying firm:

    10/30/2017 11:13:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 102 replies ^ | 10/23/17 | thehill
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group, according to an NBC News report. Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russia’s attempts to meddle in the U.S. presidential election, is reportedly probing the firm to determine whether it violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in its work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU). The nonprofit ECFMU was part of a public relations campaign run by President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to bolster Ukraine’s reputation.
  • White House: Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

    10/30/2017 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump does not plan to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in response to charges brought against three former Trump campaign aides, the White House said. "There is no intention or plan to make any changes in regards to the special counsel," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday. --This breaking news report will be updated.
  • Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe

    10/30/2017 10:17:31 AM PDT · by Raebie · 219 replies
    Politico ^ | October 30, 2017 | Anna Palmer
    Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the lobbying shop that bears his name after coming under investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure. Podesta is handing over full operational and financial control to longtime firm CEO Kimberley Fritts, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the meeting. Fritts and a senior group of the Podesta team will be launching a new firm in the next one or two days. Sources said the transition has been...
  • Federal Judge rules Trump must let transgenders serve

    10/30/2017 10:01:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 107 replies
    AP ^ | 10/30/17
    BREAKING: US court bars Trump from changing military policy on service by transgender people.