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  • Rep. Chaffetz Subpoenas ATF Agents Involved in Obama’s Fast and Furious Op

    03/11/2017 6:38:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-10-2017 | Bob Price
    Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz subpoenaed two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to appear before his committee in connection with the Obama Administration’s gun-running program, Fast and Furious. Firearms from the former president’s scheme were allegedly involved in the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico. Chaffetz, who serves as chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued the subpoenas after the two ATF agents failed to appear voluntarily before the committee. “I’m tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are...
  • MEME OF THE DAY - In Russia, you watch TV...

    03/08/2017 7:24:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Reddit ^ | 3-8-2017 | TCRLAF
  • Mexico launches nationwide effort in US to help migrants ($50 Million Dollar Legal Fund)

    03/06/2017 7:47:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    AP ^ | March 3, 2017 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    Not only is the Mexican government not building a wall; it's spending $50 million to beef up its legal aid to migrants who fear deportation, a response to President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. All 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. on Friday launched legal assistance centers to form partnerships with nonprofit groups and tap lawyers to help those fearing Trump's policies. SNIP-- Miami's Mexican consul general, Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, said Friday that these centers would become "authentic advocates of the rights of Mexican migrants." "What changes today is that we are prioritizing legal matters over everything. Previously, we...
  • WATCH LIVE: Vehicle plows into MardiGras parade in Gulf Shores Alabama injuring marching band

    02/28/2017 8:41:32 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 1-28-2017 | Fox5
    Happening NOW: White van plowed into the Gulf Shores High School Marching Band. At least nine transported to the Hospital, so far. Parade is canceled.
  • Husted: Investigation Uncovers Non-Citizens Who Registered to Vote & Illegally Cast Ballots

    02/27/2017 7:23:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Ohio Sec of State ^ | 2-27-2017 | sos.state.oh
    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that his office has identified an additional 385 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio, 82 of whom have been identified as having voted in at least one election. This brings the total number of non-citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls Secretary Husted has been able to identify using available resources to 821, with 126 of those individuals having actually cast ballots.  Secretary Husted is the first of the Ohio’s chief elections officials to initiate a review of Ohio’s Statewide Registered Voter Database (SWRVD) to identify non-citizens on the voter rolls. This is the...
  • Melania and Ivanka's plastic feminism cover up Trump's misogyny (Docile and Compliant Women!)

    02/26/2017 4:36:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-23-2017 | Jill Filipovic
    In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn't ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That's what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women's issues" and "women's difficulties." Trump didn't specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."...
  • Lana Del Rey Joins Effort to Defeat Trump With Witchcraft

    02/26/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2-24-2017 | Daniel Kreps
    Lana Del Rey has joined a nationwide occult effort that seeks to remove President Donald Trump from office through the power of witchcraft. On Thursday, Del Rey mysteriously tweeted, "At the stroke of midnight Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23. Ingredients can b found online." While early speculation wondered whether the tweet had something to do with her upcoming LP, those four dates aligned with the lunar calendar's "waning crescent moon ritual dates." Occultists noted that, on those four dates, practitioners of witchcraft would congregate for a mass ritual that would with the hope that their efforts resulted...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions.   Inslee’s order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.   The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Exhibit relocates to New Mexico

    02/18/2017 8:51:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    PageSix ^ | 2-18-2017 | Liz Calvarlo
    Shia LaBeouf, Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, creators of the anti-Donald Trump “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibition, have relocated their project after it was shut down by New York’s Museum of the Moving Image earlier this month. In a joint statement posted on LaBeouf’s website, the trio called out the museum for its “lack of commitment to the project.” “On February 10, 2017, The Museum of the Moving Image abandoned HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US. Their evident lack of commitment to the project is damning,” the statement reads. “From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing...
  • Jake Tapper Mocks Breitbart on Twitter: ‘Good Doggy,’ ‘Go Get Your Treat From Bannon’

    02/17/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2-17-2017 | Alex Griswold
    Alt-right news website Breitbart attacked CNN host Jake Tapper on Twitter Friday, only for Tapper to hit back with his own cutting remark. Breitbart tagged Tapper in a tweet sharing their take on his recent on-air take-down of Trump. https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/832614437626462208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  • State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson (DEEP STATE/Vault 7!)

    02/17/2017 4:48:07 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 131 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 2-17-2017 | Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday.  Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. These staffers in particular are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the regional expertise is centered. Inside the State Department, some officials fear that this is a politically-minded purge that cuts out much-needed expertise from the policy-making, rather than simply...
  • Jake Tapper Goes Off On Trump After Presser: ‘Get to Work and Stop Whining’

    02/16/2017 2:15:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 146 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2-16-2017 | Justin Baragona
    Following a truly remarkable press conference by President Donald Trump, CNN’s Jake Tapper weighed in on what we had all witnessed. And he didn’t pull any punches. “Everybody at home needs to ask themselves how would you react if that were your boss coming in and giving a speech to the employees,” Tapper noted. “How would you react if that was somebody in your family that you were trying to have a conversation with? You would think this is very difficult to assess in a positive way.” He continued, “The person is not dealing with the world in which we...
  • Reporter was recorded during confrontation with Omarosa: 'This is freaking Nixonian'

    02/15/2017 10:33:45 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-15-2017 | Paulina Firozi
    Omarosa Manigault, a top adviser to President Trump, said she has a recording of a recent contentious exchange with a White House reporter. April Ryan, a veteran White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) told The Washington Post she was “physically intimidated” by Manigault after an exchange last week. "She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan told the newspaper. “I said, 'You better back up.' " Now, Manigault says she has a recording of the dispute that was also shared with some other reporters, according to the Post. Ryan said she...
  • Michael Moore Melts Down, Tells Trump "Resign By Morning" Or Face "Impeachment, You Russian Traitor"

    02/14/2017 10:19:46 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 106 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2-14-2017 | Durden
    Michael Moore, the ultra-liberal documentary filmmaker who infamously predicted a Trump victory well before election night last November by stunningly calling Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania for the Republican nominee, has, over the past 24 hours, decided to broadcast his latest nervous breakdown over Twitter for all to see. It all started with the following tweet storm posted by Moore in the wee hours of the morning saying that, among other things, "Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own" but rather "was INSTRUCTED to do so." Moore went on to insist that Flynn was just the first...
  • SCHUMER: Raids are Snaring "Law-Abiding Illegals"

    02/14/2017 10:04:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-13-2017 | Sarah Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Trump administration is rounding up and deporting "law-abiding" illegal immigrants and is demanding "details" about who is being targeted in a series of recent raids carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. "I have always supported smart immigration enforcement that helps to keep our country safe, but raids targeting law-abiding immigrants and treating those with traffic violations the same as murderers and robbers will only achieve the opposite," Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Monday.
  • CNN - Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign

    02/14/2017 8:16:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-13-2017 | PAmela Brown
    High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN. President-elect Trump and then-President Barack Obama were both briefed on details of the extensive communications between suspected Russian operatives and people associated with the Trump campaign and the Trump business, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Both the frequency of the communications during early summer and the proximity to Trump of those involved "raised a red flag" with US intelligence and law enforcement, according to...
  • U.S. calls Venezuela's vice president an international drug trafficker

    02/13/2017 7:12:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-13-2017 | CNN
    U.S. authorities on Monday said the vice president of Venezuela was an international drug trafficker and slapped severe sanctions on him. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Tareck El Aissami has played a "significant role in international narcotics trafficking," a news release said. "OFAC's action today is the culmination of a multi-year investigation under the Kingpin Act to target significant narcotics traffickers in Venezuela and demonstrates that power and influence do not protect those who engage in these illicit activities," said John Smith, acting director of OFAC. El Aissami, who was appointed vice president of Venezuela...
  • CNN’s John King: Voter Fraud Claims ‘Ludicrous,’ White House ‘Spewing Garbage’

    02/13/2017 5:55:23 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2-13-2017 | Alex Griswold
    CNN host John King tore into the Donald Trump White House Monday — and policy aide Stephen Miller in particular — for continuing to push claims of widespread voter fraud despite no evidence. King cued up video of Miller’s contentious interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday, during which he claimed that millions of illegal voters were bused into New Hampshire on Election Day 2016. “Ask Democrats, ask Republicans, ask anybody in New Hampshire. They will tell you that is ludicrous,” King said. “He is on the payroll now — you pay him,” he told his panel. “He’s a taxpayer-paid employee standing in the White House briefing...
  • All (Chicago Public Schools) students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 9:16:57 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WGN ^ | 2-7-2017 | Ben Bradley
    Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor “stole” from...
  • Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

    02/07/2017 9:36:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 100 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 2-7-2017 | EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. The 51-to-50 vote elevates Ms. DeVos — a wealthy philanthropist from Michigan who has devoted much of her life to expanding educational choice through charter schools and vouchers, but has limited experience with the public school system — to be steward of the nation’s schools.