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  • Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. [Thread XXIII]

    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our...
  • Lawfirm Perkins-Coie Linked to Human Trafficking

    01/23/2019 10:59:09 AM PST · by gaijin · 37 replies
    Qanuck, Twitter ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | me
    Perkins-Coie is the Clintons' law firm. The firm has now been linked to human trafficking in a new court filing in the case against now-shuttered prostitution publication Backpage.com
  • A Letter from the President to Speaker Pelosi

    01/23/2019 10:49:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    The White House ^ | January 23, 2019 | President Trump
    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker:Thank you for your letter of January 3, 2019, sent to me long after the Shutdown began, inviting me to address the Nation on January 29th as to the State of the Union. As you know, I had already accepted your kind invitation, however, I then received another letter from you dated January 16, 2019, wherein you expressed concerns regarding security during the State of the Union Address due to the Shutdown. Even prior to asking, I was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security and...
  • Trump recognizes Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president

    01/23/2019 10:38:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 01/23/2018 | By Carmen Sesin
    President Donald Trump officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela after Guaido declared himself the country's leader amid cheers from thousands who were protesting in the streets. "In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant," said Trump in a statement. "The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law."
  • Venezuelans fill streets clamoring for Maduro to step down....

    01/23/2019 9:51:54 AM PST · by caww · 64 replies
    apnews ^ | 1/23/2019 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    Venezuelans filled the streets Wednesday accusing embattled President Nicolas Maduro of usurping power and joining the nation’s re-invigorated opposition movement in demanding he step down as the country reels from a crushing economic crisis forcing millions to flee or go hungry. Pro-government demonstrators dressed in red in support of Maduro were also marching in the capital, at times crossing paths with opposition protesters and shouting “sell outs” and “traitors.” National guardsmen launched tear gas at anti-government protesters in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso but for the most part the marches continued without conflict. “Join us!” the protesters cried out...
  • Trump's letter to Pelosi on State of the Union address

    01/23/2019 9:49:56 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 60 replies
    President Donald Trump ^ | January 23, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    Dear Madam Speaker: Thank you for your letter of January 3, 2019, sent to me after the long Shutdown began, inviting me to address the Nation on January 29th as to the State of the Union. As you know, I had already accepted your kind invitation, however, I then received another letter from you dated January 16th, 2019, wherein you expressed concerns regarding security during the State of the Union Address due to the Shutdown. Even prior to asking, I was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Secret Service to explain that there would be...
  • Senator Murray’Statement on Supreme Court Decision...

    01/22/2019 7:06:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 95 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA ^ | 1/22/2019 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA
    (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision allowing President Trump’s order banning transgender individuals from military service to take effect.
  • New York Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

    01/22/2019 4:02:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 236 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 01/22/19 | Micaiah Bilger
    The New York Senate passed a radical pro-abortion bill Tuesday that would allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth. Metro reports the bill passed after abortion activists pushed it for more than a decade in New York. Until now, it failed to pass the state Senate because of Republican lawmakers, but the November election put pro-abortion Democrats in control of both houses. The vote was 38-24. A New York Public Radio reporter said she heard a voice shout, “May almighty God have mercy on this state!” in the Senate soon after the vote. The...
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building

    01/22/2019 2:30:49 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 398 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 22, 2019 | Sundance
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building – Confirms State of Union Speech Cancellation… It looks like Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi has no intention of allowing the House chamber to be used for a State of the Union address. Speaker Pelosi has informed the House Sergeant at Arms that no executive branch official will be permitted entry into the Capitol building. Earlier Fox News reported Pelosi cancelled a walkthrough last week, and a second request for reconsideration from the White House is expected to meet the same fate. The House Speaker controls who is,...
  • Pledge of Allegiance 'rooted in ... white supremacy': Dreamer immigrant activist

    01/22/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Stephen Dinan
    A prominent immigrant-rights activist launched a drive Tuesday to rewrite the American Pledge of Allegiance, saying as it stands now it’s a symbol of “rooted in nativism and white supremacy.” Cesar Vargas, a “Dreamer” who came to the country illegally with his mother and now runs the Dream Action Coalition, says the pledge speaks to fear, while he wants to see a version imbued with “optimism.” “The upgraded version should read: “I pledge allegiance and love to our indigenous and immigrant heritage, rooted in the United States of America, to our civil rights for which we strive, one voice, one...
  • Laura Ingraham: Covington Catholic kids to meet with Trump at White House

    01/22/2019 11:27:06 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast — the Covington Catholic students threatened by the leftist internet mob will be meeting with @realDonaldTrump at the White House as early as tomorrow. @iTunes @PodcastOne
  • Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. [Thread XXII]

    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our...
  • Supreme Court will review gun restrictions for first time in nearly a decade (New York)

    01/22/2019 8:04:22 AM PST · by NRx · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-22-2019 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine New York City’s ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded handgun outside the city limits, the first Second Amendment challenge it has accepted in nearly a decade. The decision to hear the case in the term that begins in October may signal that the reinforced conservative majority on the court is ready to consider more laws that restrict gun rights. New York’s law is not replicated elsewhere: It permits transporting handguns only to firing ranges within the city. Those who challenged the law have a licenses to keep a handgun at...
  • Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to be enforced

    01/22/2019 7:00:56 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration's request to allow it to temporarily enforce its restrictions on transgender people serving in the military. The court, however, did not agree to review the legality of the new policy until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling.
  • Pres. Trump Tweets about Nick Sandman Covington Catholic students Media Smear

    01/21/2019 7:54:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-21-2019 | Donald Trump
    Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false - smeared by media. Not good, but making big comeback! “New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American” -TuckerCarlson
  • Trump 'never spoke' with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says

    01/21/2019 1:09:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 22 replies
    President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place. The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the President’s legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd. “The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony,” Giuliani told the Daily News. However, Giuliani acknowledged Trump’s legal team conversed with Cohen’s...
  • Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race

    01/21/2019 7:22:11 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 201 replies
    Washpo ^ | 1-21-2019 | Matt Viser
    en. Kamala D. Harris of California joined the 2020 presidential contest on Monday, thrusting a daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India into the Democratic race two years after she arrived in the Senate. Harris, a 54-year-old former prosecutor raised in a state that has been the crucible of the Trump resistance, expanded a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly nonwhite and fueled by women alienated by the president. She made the announcement during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and in a video that her campaign posted online.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 January 2019

    01/20/2019 4:28:17 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 184 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 January 2019 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 20th, 2019 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. The panel will be Son of ancient Mike Wallass, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Guy Benson of “Townhall” and co-host of “Benson and Harf”; and Charles Lane, editorial writer for The Washington ComPost.MEET THE PRESS (NBC--Nuthin’ But Collusion): Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. The panel will be Peter Baker of The New York Times; Joshua...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown

    01/19/2019 1:38:20 PM PST · by catnipman · 103 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2019 | President Trump
    President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown
  • POTUS to Deliver Remarks on Crisis at Southern Border and Shutdown at 4PM LIVE Thread

    01/19/2019 11:42:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 352 replies
    White House ^ | January 19, 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMKwsayAZE He says he will be making a big reveal about the government shutdown and border security at 3pm EDT at the White House Trump says he will make a 'major announcement' on the month-long shutdown and border security in a White House speech he says he'll deliver on Saturday afternoon