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  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 105 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 | thegatewaypundit.com/
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...
  • Kamala Harris was shaped by the crucible of San Francisco politics

    01/22/2019 10:45:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | Januarfy 22, 2019 | Michael Finnegan
    When Kamala Harris looks back on her first campaign, a run for San Francisco district attorney, she remembers a brutal awakening. “San Francisco is hard-knocks politics,” the freshly declared 2020 White House hopeful once said in an interview. “People sling mud. They punch the gut.” San Francisco is indeed a crucible that has forged state and national political leaders in numbers far out of proportion to the city’s relatively small size, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Harris’ fellow U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein. If she wins, Harris, 54, who announced her candidacy Monday, will be the...
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • The Democrats Chose Hate. The Women’s March is the Result Farrakhan problem isn’t going anywhere

    01/22/2019 6:25:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Like a preacher tiptoeing out of a brothel, the Democrat Party quietly dropped its sponsorship of the Women’s March. Like most of the other lefty establishment groups slowly backing away from its pro-Farrakhan leadership, the DNC offered a non-denial and no condemnation of the group’s anti-Semitism. Instead of condemning the March’s anti-Semitism, the Southern Poverty Law Center explained that it wasn’t going to sponsor it because “other projects were a priority.” Even though HRC and...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped ignite controversy over viral encounter

    01/21/2019 10:26:44 PM PST · by CaptainK · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2019 | Donie O'Sullivan,
    New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats. The account claimed to belong to a California schoolteacher. Its profile photo was not of a schoolteacher, but of a blogger based in Brazil, CNN Business found. Twitter suspended the account soon after CNN Business asked about it. The account, with the username @2020fight, was set up in December 2016 and appeared to be the tweets of a woman named Talia living in California. "Teacher &...
  • Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract...

    01/21/2019 6:50:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 21, 2019 | DEBRA HEINE
    FULL TITLE: Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract False Stories Thanks to the sloppy, one-sided reporting of the malicious, agenda-driven media, a group of Catholic high school teenagers and their families have become the subjects of threats and harassment from a hateful online outrage mob. Their only sins? Being white, Catholic, and supporters of the president. The full story has emerged in the wake of the fake news blitzkrieg over the weekend, and the media outlets that spread defamatory smears against the kids are now being warned to correct and retract their stories...
  • WATCH: Dems Say Open Borders Is A “Fake Crisis”, But Border Patrol COMPLETELY Debunks Them

    01/21/2019 4:06:28 PM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | January 21, 2019 | Chris Donaldson
    With no end in sight to either the government shutdown or the national security crisis at the southern border, Democrats continue to put their own political agendas over what’s best for America by refusing to negotiate with President Trump.By the time that Trump took to the podium on Saturday afternoon to propose a deal that would put federal workers back on the job and get the paychecks restarted for those affected and their families, power-drunk Nancy Pelosi had already turned down the opportunity to negotiate an end to the impasse.Scroll down to Video.Our border is not a political football Nancy....Americans...
  • Trump challenges Pelosi on why she wants to keep border walls she calls 'immoral'

    01/21/2019 5:32:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Monday challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has called the White House's proposed southern border wall "an immorality," to explain why she is not insisting on the removal of existing physical barriers, or opposing ongoing construction of new wall projects near San Diego, Calif. Trump, in a follow-up tweet, asserted that the country needs a "powerful Wall" to deter the incoming migrant caravan that marched freely through the Guatemala-Mexico border last Friday, after the gates were left wide open by officials seeking to avoid a confrontation. The caravan, which consists of approximately 1,000 Central American migrants, was...
  • California May Ban Paper Receipts Next, But It Won’t Make Much Of A Difference

    01/21/2019 5:51:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2019 | John Sexton
    A couple weeks ago a California Assemblyman introduced a bill that would ban paper receipts in the state. To be precise, the bill would require the customer to ask for one, similar to the state’s straw ban. The announcement made some news, mostly for the poor staffer who was stuck wearing a life-size receipt over his head. WATCH: A San Francisco assembly member put a life-size receipt on display Tuesday in order to introduce a new legislation that would require retailers to offer digital receipts as the default to customers beginning January 1, 2022. https://t.co/dw4hddKPRu pic.twitter.com/wLZfhz1rNK— CBS Evening News...
  • Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

    01/21/2019 10:39:32 AM PST · by Pelham · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | Lara Bazelon
    SAN FRANCISCO — With the growing recognition that prosecutors hold the keys to a fairer criminal justice system, the term “progressive prosecutor” has almost become trendy. This is how Senator Kamala Harris of California, a likely presidential candidate and a former prosecutor, describes herself. But she’s not. Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent. Most troubling, Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false...
  • Anti-Christian bigot Kamala Harris wants to be president in 2020, but not for ALL Americans

    01/21/2019 2:52:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/21/19 | J. D. Heyes
    Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris of California is already bored with representing just her own state. Only in office since 2017, over the weekend she declared that she’s running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the latest to join a crowded field of donkey party candidates who are all hoping to unseat POTUS Donald Trump. Talk about ambition. As of yet, she’s not done much to distinguish herself from the other Leftist lunatics; like them, she’s proven herself to be the same kind of an anti-Christian bigot who, no doubt, wants to be president but only for part of America.
  • California’s Proposed Paper Receipt Ban Is Just More West Coast Virtue Signaling

    01/21/2019 2:20:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Young Voices Advocates
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Patrick Hauf.Trendy environmentalist virtue signaling continues to thrive in California. Not content with bans on plastic bags and straws, west coast Democrats are flexing their green muscles yet again—this time, with a proposal to prohibit the use of paper receipts. Sure, this bill may be well-intentioned, but its promises are empty, and its only real impact will be boosting big corporations in Silicon Valley. California Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced the bill to ban paper receipts under state law in early January. The lawmaker awkwardly announced his initiative while standing next to a man...
  • Debate builds over making Mueller report public

    01/21/2019 8:02:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    Anticipation is building for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, bringing to boil a debate over whether it will also be made public. The report took center stage at Attorney General nominee Bill Barr’s confirmation hearing last week, where Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed him to commit to releasing it publicly. It’s far from clear how close Mueller is to ending his investigation; the former FBI director has shown no signs of concluding his investigation. At the same time, there is a growing sense in Washington that a probe that has captivated the political world for most of the...
  • 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.
  • Amid push for border wall,many Latinos distressed by Trump’s tone

    01/20/2019 8:12:41 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 20, 2019 | Tatiana Sanchez
    As a soft rain fell in the Mission District on a recent morning, marking the start of another work day, dozens of the district’s Latino residents shuttled to bus stops...
  • Bruce Ohr's testimony on anti-Trump dossier at odds with Adam Schiff's version

    01/20/2019 5:15:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/19 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr has provided a point-by-point narrative of his actions promoting the 2016 Democratic Party-financed dossier that conflicts with Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s official version, according to a comparison of the two. Mr. Schiff, a California Democrat who has promised a wide investigation of President Trump as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a memo last year on the FBI’s early-on investigation into the Republican’s campaign. It was a counter to a report issued Feb. 2 by Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who was chairing the committee. Mr. Nunes won White...
  • ‘Save The Dreamers’: WaPo Implores Democrats To Take Trump’s Wall Deal

    01/20/2019 4:44:14 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2019 | Chris White
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats are losing one big voice in their opposition to President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall: The Washington Post’s editorial board. WaPo noted in a Sunday editorial reasons why Pelosi should rebuke the president’s most recent offer to temporarily extend protections for the so-called Dreamers. But the paper eventually explained that taking the deal would ultimately help those who came here through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Can’t Stop Talking About Catholics

    01/20/2019 3:49:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    After Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (with an assist from her California colleague Kamala Harris and John Kennedy) decided to declare the Knights of Columbus a terrorist group or something, there was some significant pushback from the rest of the upper chamber. They went so far as to pass a unanimous consent decree (introduced by Ben Sasse) reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for office and rebuking the Senators raising these issues. So that probably showed Hirono the error of her ways and convinced her to slow her roll, right?Don’t be silly. She went after Sasse as some...
  • Pelosi Should Come To The Table With Trump Says… The WaPo? !!

    01/20/2019 3:45:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Did somebody hack the Washington Post website?That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of this WaPo editorial. Shortly after Nancy Pelosi declared that President Trump’s offer of a deal yesterday was “a non-starter,” the newspaper’s editorial board led with the title, “Make a Deal. Save the Dreamers.”To be sure, the editorial goes to great lengths to include a barrage of insults to the President before getting to the meat of their argument. They ensure their liberal bona fides by declaring that he doesn’t deserve to be rewarded for “taking the government hostage”...
  • GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank

    01/20/2019 7:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | John Bowden
    A Republican congressman is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to block freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, from leading a delegation to the West Bank, arguing that the trip would hurt U.S.-Israel relations. Tlaib's planned delegation to the West Bank, which is set for the same time as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) trip for new members of Congress, would be "inconsistent with our national values," Texas Rep. Brian Babin (R) argued in a letter. "I am writing to express my extreme concern that a newly elected Member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib,...