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  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 84 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Media Propagates Abbas’ Historical Lies

    02/23/2018 4:37:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*23*18 | Sean Durns
    In a long, rambling February 20, 2018, speech before the UN Security Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas fed fables to his audience — and continued to attack Israel’s legitimacy. The speech marked the third time in two months that Abbas has publicly distorted history, and shifted blame for the lack of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And once again, Abbas had a key ally: An uncritical press, seemingly determined to present the Palestinian leader in the best possible light. In his opening remarks before the Security Council, Abbas claimed that Palestinians “are the descendants of the Canaanites...
  • Florida shooting survivor David Hogg, target of online vilification[TR]

    02/23/2018 8:14:05 AM PST · by TomServo · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/2018 | Craig Timberg
    <p>After enduring days of online vilification, Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg said he bears no grudge against the social media companies whose platforms surfaced and circulated false allegations that he was a “crisis actor” merely playing the part of a grieving student. “It’s abuse, and it’s bad press for me,” said Hogg, 17, in a phone interview Thursday morning. But, he added, “it gets our names out there.”</p>
  • Billy Graham to lie in honor at Capitol: House speaker

    02/22/2018 1:26:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Reuter.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Ian Simpson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worldwide, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Graham, who died at his home near Asheville, North Carolina, on Wednesday at age 99, will arrive at the white-domed Capitol on Feb. 28 and lie in honor there until the following day, Ryan said in a statement. “Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects to the late reverend...
  • Mr. Spielberg Goes to Washington

    02/22/2018 12:45:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Andrew Ferguson
    Of the making of Washington movies, there is no end. Kohelet said this in Ecclesiastes, I think. Or maybe it was Gene Shalit on the Today Show. It’s a truism in any case. Steven Spielberg’s latest entry in the genre, The Post, is for many Washingtonians the most powerful example in the long line. When the movie opened here in late December, there were reports of audiences cheering lustily and even dissolving in tears at the movie’s end, as if they were watching a speech by President Obama. The local paper ran news articles about it, along with numberless feature...
  • Palestinians' envoy to US faces silence from White House

    02/21/2018 10:26:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:15 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    A few miles down the road from Israel’s gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people’s cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn’t even spoken to the White House in months. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written off President Donald Trump, cursing him and declaring him an illegitimate broker for peace. Trump has reacted angrily, threatening to cut off all U.S. aid and dismissing Palestinian claims that he blew up any semblance of impartiality by declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s...
  • Jaw Dropping – The Washington Post Attacks Reverend Billy Graham Hours After He Dies…

    02/21/2018 8:52:41 PM PST · by bitt · 64 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    In 2012 the DNC denounced Jesus Christ three times during their convention. Until today that stood as one of the most alarming public representations of how the Democrats hate Christianity. The Washington Post just took that hatred one step further…. (image of WAPO's shameful "analysis) I cannot even begin to fathom the level of institutional evil and hatred it would take for this story to work its way through the editorial process of a national American publication and not encounter anyone who would stop them in their tracks. Seriously, no words. Just unreal.
  • What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

    02/21/2018 5:53:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | November 28, 2017 | KATE MCGEE
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school's brand-new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students: For the first time, every graduate had applied and been accepted to college. The school is located in one of Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years with a low graduation rate. For months, the school received national media attention, including from NPR, celebrating...
  • Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

    02/21/2018 6:48:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/20/2018
    D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned Tuesday following revelations that his daughter was improperly transferred from one of the district's top-performing public high schools to another — which had a waitlist of more than 600 students. The move violated a policy that Wilson himself established last summer restricting the ability of the chancellor to grant such transfers for the children of public officials. The policy came as a result of revelations that former Chancellor Kaya Henderson had placed the children of certain officials in popular and high-performing schools. "After listening to many community members and families and stakeholders, it...
  • Divorce, drugs, drinking: Billy Graham’s children and their absent father

    02/21/2018 1:49:31 PM PST · by bkopto · 121 replies
    WaCompost ^ | 2/21/2018 | William Martin
    Acquaintances from the early years remember that the Graham youngsters were less than models of decorum in their behavior at church and other public gatherings, but Ruth did her best to exercise a rather stern and consistent discipline at home. She claimed to have obtained some of her most effective child-rearing techniques from a dog-training manual whose directives included keeping commands simple and at a minimum, seeing to it that they were obeyed, rewarding obedience with praise and being consistent. Three of the five Graham children have divorced. Ruth was the first. When she discovered that her husband had been...
  • Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

    02/21/2018 1:51:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to relitigate Thomas accuser Anita Hill's dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. According to one poll at the time, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its...
  • Trump denies accusations of forcibly kissing woman in 2006

    02/20/2018 3:50:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | February 20, 2018
    resident Trump on Tuesday issued a denial of claims printed in the Washington Post by a woman who says he forcibly kissed her in the lobby of an office building in New York City a decade ago. In a tweet, the president rejected accusations from Rachel Crooks, a then-22-year-old secretary in a neighboring office building who says Trump grabbed her and began forcibly kissing her upon meeting him in 2006. "A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for...
  • Perspective: Stop comparing Trump to South American dictators. He’s actually far worse.(hurl alert)

    02/20/2018 4:08:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20th 2018 | Ernesto Semán
    It’s en vogue for enraged liberals to compare Trumpism to Argentine Peronism, wielding the analogy as a warning about the potential apocalypse that they fear is about to engulf us. Most recently it was Larry Summers, a member of the Democratic establishment for decades, who took to Twitter to declare: “I worry about the Argentinization of US government.” Summers sent the tweet after President Trump accused Democrats of treason and the media reported on the president’s childish wishes for a military parade. He employed a standard characterization of Peronism as an authoritarian movement, a familiar depiction that no doubt had...
  • WashPost Spin: Trump Doesn't Really Like Victims, He Prefers First Responders

    02/18/2018 12:42:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 18, 2018 | Tim Graham
    John Sexton at Hot Air pinpointed an obnoxious Washington Post article on President Trump visiting the victims of the Parkland school shooting. Trump made a point of not bringing reporters with him as he visited victims, so he could milk the publicity out of it. We can predict reporters might have either (a) found it crass for Trump to be politicking in the hospital so soon or (b) found some gaffe in what he said to victims. Post reporter Josh Dawsey openly editorialized that Trump doesn't care about victims as much as he wants to praise cops and first responders,...
  • Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

    02/18/2018 11:50:16 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2018 | Michael Birnbaum, Griff Witte
    U.S. lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — and top national security officials in the Trump administration offered the same advice publicly and privately, often clashing with Trump’s Twitter stream: the United States remains staunchly committed to its European allies, is furious with the Kremlin about election interference and isn’t contemplating a preemptive strike on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. But Trump himself engaged in a running counterpoint to the message, taking aim on social media at his own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, because he “forgot” on Saturday to tell the Munich Security Conference that the results...
  • 13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections (Rosenstein to announce)

    02/16/2018 10:24:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 260 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Alex Pappas
    A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering in U.S. elections. The announcement came from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. According to the special counsel, the indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and five defendants with aggravated identity theft. *snip* Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to hold a press conference Friday afternoon.
  • FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

    02/16/2018 9:44:04 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    FBI.gov ^ | 2/16/18 | FBI
    On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken. We have determined that these protocols were...
  • Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

    02/16/2018 6:29:07 AM PST · by rwa265 · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 16, 2018 | Marc A. Theissen, Washington Post Columnist
    After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was “deliberately dishonest” in pushing to release a “bogus memo,” Pelosi declared, and had “disgraced the House Intelligence Committee” with his “partisan effort to distort intelligence.” But Democrats can’t so easily dismiss the far more detailed declassified criminal referral written by two respected Republican senators — Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C. — which confirms the claims raised in...
  • Obama's New Official Portrait Appears To Feature Sperm...

    02/13/2018 7:43:36 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 158 replies
    newsmediawatchdog ^ | 2-13-2018 | Unknown
    Users on an anonymous image board discovered there appears to be a sperm cell drawn onto Barack Obama's forehead in his official presidential portrait, which now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Some may simply discount it as a vein, but oddly enough the artist who painted this portrait, Kehinde Wiley, has a history of adding semen into his art: [See examples in the article]
  • Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

    02/12/2018 7:40:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 12 at 7:14 PM | Tracy Jan, Caitlin Dewey, Amy Goldstein and Jeff Stein
    The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions. The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do. The changes call on lawmakers to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and transform the rest of that...