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  • Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'

    09/24/2016 6:05:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | September 24, 2016 | Washington AP
    President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the institution, decades in the making, is a powerful place because it tells "the story of all of us," not just the famous. Obama also said he hoped the museum would help people bridge divides that were re-exposed by the latest fatal, police-involved shootings of black men. Obama said the museum opening this weekend, following the shootings of black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, would allow Americans to "put our current circumstances in a historical context."
  • Mika’s Unfortunate Debate-prep Metaphor: Doesn’t She Know Hillary Flunked Bar Exam?

    09/23/2016 5:54:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski used an unfortunate metaphor on today’s Morning Joe to describe Hillary and Trump’s different approaches to preparing for Monday’s first presidential debate. Said Mika: “you think of like the two law students preparing for the bar. The guy is polishing his car to calm down. And the girl is studying up to the last minute.” Mika is apparently unaware that Hillary flunked the DC bar exam after graduating from Yale law school in 1973. 67% of the people taking the exam at the same time passed, putting Hillary in the bottom third. Maybe instead of studying, she was...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • Bill Clinton Says Global Foundation ´Worked Out Better Than I Ever Dreamed´

    09/21/2016 6:38:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 9/21/16 7:23 PM | By SARAH WESTWOOD (@SARAHCWESTWOOD)
    Bill Clinton praised the work of his signature charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative, at the conclusion of its final meeting in New York City Wednesday. "CGI worked out better than I ever dreamed thanks to you," Clinton told the audience of donors at the group's glitzy annual gathering. The former president called his work with the Clinton Foundation "one of the great honors of my life" in an emotional speech that had been hailed as a response to criticism of his charity's ties to corporate and foreign interests that could conflict with the political ambitions of his wife. Bill...
  • Even cheerleaders (at Howard University) are kneeling during national anthem

    09/21/2016 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 20, 2016 | Alex Leininger
    Athletes across the country have been sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in recent weeks to protest police brutality and racism. But a football game in Washington, D.C. may mark the first time a squad of cheerleaders has taken a knee during the song. Cheerleaders at Howard University joined a national protest on Saturday afternoon by kneeling during the anthem at the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium.
  • Details emerge about new security clearance organization, processes

    09/20/2016 6:35:38 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 27 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | September 19, 2016 5:30 am | Jason Miller
    In less than two weeks, the Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the new background investigation service to help fix the mess created by a series of incidents ranging from a lack of contractor oversight to the massive data breach affecting 21.5 million current and former federal employees. Officials promise the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) will be a much different organization than its predecessor, the Federal Investigative Services. “It will have a politically appointed director, will be headquartered in D.C. and be a full member of the Performance Accountability Council, so it aligns with customers for increased...
  • Rudy Giuliani blows up Bill DeBlasio for bomb response

    09/19/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Circa ^ | September 19, 2016 | Raffi Williams
    Rudy Giuliani attack current Mayor Bill de Blasio for the way he responded to the bomb attack in New York City over the weekend. Rudy Giuliani, who earned the title of America's mayor for his handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Monday excoriated current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for looking like he was "kind of on Mars" during the early reaction to a weekend bomb attack. "He looked like he didn't know what he was doing," Giuliani told Circa in an interview when asked about de Blasio's initial response to an attack that wounded 29...
  • WATCH – Palestinian Preacher: Blow Up DC Because ‘Allah Has Promised Us The White House’

    09/19/2016 10:29:30 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2016 | Deborah Danan
    Allah has promised us the White House and we will stand on top of it and shout Allahu Akbar, a Palestinian cleric said in a September 14 address at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Palestinian preacher Abdallah Ayed also beseeched Allah “to vanquish America and Russia.” “Oh Allah, blow up their capital cities and their planes, pulverize their ships and kill their soldiers,” Ayed said. “Oh Allah, we ask you to subjugate them and burn them… burn all they have with your fire.”
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • General Election: Clinton average lead down to .9%

    09/18/2016 11:05:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
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  • Obama: I'll be insulted if blacks don't turnout for Hillary

    09/18/2016 11:46:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    President Barack Obama blasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at an event in Washington D.C. Saturday night, claiming the Manhattan billionaire had “missed” the lesson of the legacy of slavery and segregation in America. Speaking in front of a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Obama and his former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called upon African Americans to turn out for this November’s election, warning that a Trump White House would “drag us backwards,” as Mrs. Clinton said. In making his appeal to black voters, Obama said he would be personally insulted if African...
  • Media Outraged After Trump Tricks Them To Cover Endorsements From Military Heroes

    09/16/2016 9:35:18 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 87 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:04 PM 09/16/2016 | Alex Pappas
    The media showed up to the presidential ballroom of the new Trump International Hotel on Friday morning expecting Donald Trump to take questions about whether he still questions if President Obama was born in the United States. Instead, they got more than a half hour of a variety of military heroes — generals, medal of honor recipients and a gold star wife — expressing support for the Republican nominee. And it all aired live on the cable news networks. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/16/media-outraged-after-trump-tricks-them-to-cover-endorsements-from-military-heroes/#ixzz4KRC4JFzM
  • Clinton returns to the campaign trial, pledges not to step down

    09/15/2016 2:47:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 69 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/16 | Ben Ariel
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, after having to miss several days due to pneumonia, and pledged that she would not step down from the race. Speaking at an event in Greensboro, North Carolina, Clinton began by saying, “It’s great to be back!” “I recently had a cough that turned out to be pneumonia. I tried to power through it,” she added, “but even I had to admit that a few days of rest would do me good. “I’m not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months...
  • Hillary’s Poll Numbers Just TANKED In One Of America’s Most Liberal Cities (D.C.)

    09/15/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 9-15-2016 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's poll numbers dropped dramatically in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., according to a Google Consumer Surveys poll published Thursday. Clinton still led Republican nominee Donald Trump by 6 points, at 38 to 32 percent, but her lead fell dramatically in a poll released in the first Thursday of September, where Clinton led by 25 points, earning 48 percent compared to 22 percent for Trump. The District of Columbia is ranked "safe Democrat" by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, and statistics site 538, but recent poll numbers could change that determination. In every election...
  • Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history

    09/13/2016 9:37:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history is no longer just for conspiracy theorists as her 'penchant for privacy' gets serious scrutiny. [ full ] . ... Clinton's first known blood clot occurred in 1998, while she was still first lady. Clinton experienced symptoms while attending a fundraiser for Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who would soon become her Senate home-state colleague. Her right foot swelled up to the point where she couldn't put on her shoe. ... Clinton had a second blood clot incident in 2009. The episode was described by her doctor...
  • ExclusiveThe Donald Tours Pennsylvania Avenue’s Trump International Hotel

    09/12/2016 7:03:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12,2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, toured his new hotel at the Old Post Office Building in downtown Washington, D.C., on Friday last week before his speech at the Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council. The hotel ensures that no matter what happens in November, Trump will have a presence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. — either at just the new Trump International Hotel, or both at the hotel and at the White House as President of the United States. Exclusive photos and videos that the Trump campaign provided to Breitbart...
  • Trump's New DC Hotel Opens, at Over $500 per Night

    09/12/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 9/12/2016 | Harriet Baskas
    While the grand opening is scheduled for late October, today the luxury Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. is scheduled to begin checking in its first guests as part of a low key 'soft' opening. The hotel has a prestigious address on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House and the National Mall, and is built inside the Old Post Office building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has undergone a $200 million overhaul and now boasts a 10,000 square-foot Spa by Ivanka Trump, a BLT Prime restaurant and 263 guestrooms and suites boasting 14 to 16...
  • Stopped by @TrumpDC... [Latest Tweet Trump! Great Pic!!]

    09/12/2016 3:04:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    twitter.com/realdonaldtrump ^ | 9/12/16 | Donald Trump
    Stopped by @TrumpDC to thank all of the tremendous men & women for their hard work!
  • New Claims Hillary Clinton Fudged Law School Bullies Story ('she lied' AGAIN)

    09/12/2016 1:03:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Radar Online ^ | sept 10 ast | By Radar Staff
    Hillary Clinton just can’t get her facts straight! The presidential candidate is in the crosshairs again, RadarOnline.com can reveal, because a new story that she’s shared on the campaign trail just isn’t adding up. Clinton went viral this week in a touching Humans of New York post about sexist bullying she allegedly experienced as a young would-be attorney. Fans quickly reposted the vision of a kinder, gentler candidate. But Radar can reveal that several aspects of her story don’t quite pass a basic fact check. First, Clinton said, “one of [the men] even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll...
  • Black Lives Matter Disrupts 9/11 Commemoration by Protesting for Muslims

    09/12/2016 8:07:26 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Vile racist hate group Black Lives Matter is at it again. After attacking everything from cafes where white people eat (aka "white spaces") to the Thanksgiving Day parade, the radical anti-American group was bound to target 9/11. And they did not disappoint. The media is frantically spinning this as a "commemoration" by Black Lives Matter. No sorry, media apologists, it's a protest. BLM borrowed the Muslim anti-Israel campus handbook of anti-Semitic hate groups like the Muslim Students' Association and Students for Justice in Palestine to set up "checkpoints" in D.C. protesting the supposed "harassment" faced by Muslim settlers and migrants...
  • 7 ways the new Trump Hotel is trying to make DC great again (opens tomorrow)

    09/11/2016 5:27:00 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 22 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | September 8, 2016 | Zach Everson
    One way or another, Donald Trump is about to arrive on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. has its soft opening on Monday. Located in the historic Old Post Office Building at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, it’s just a few blocks from the house Trump hopes to reside in come Jan. 20. The Old Post Office, a Romanesque revival building that opened in 1899, has undergone a $200 million renovation to become a hotel. Here are the seven of its top amenities and features.
  • Donald J. Trump Statement

    09/11/2016 6:35:20 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 30 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | September 11, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Fifteen years ago, America suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. Thousands of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and innocent American children were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists. Today, we mourn for all the lives lost. We mourn for all the children who had to grow up without a mom or dad, and for all the parents who've had to struggle on without their children. We will never forget. In that darkest hour, the entire world bore witness to the strength and courage of our mighty nation. Firefighters, police officers and port authority workers rushed into danger, into smoke, into fire...
  • DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, Announces Retirement, Job Change at Age 49

    09/11/2016 6:14:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    According to wikipeida, Chief Lanier was born on July 22, 1967.  That makes her a few weeks over 49 years old today.  She is retiring as of September 16th, when she will be almost 49 years and two months old.  From wtop.com: When retiring D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier takes her new job as head of security for the NFL, she’ll be tackling one of pro football’s ongoing problems — domestic violence. After almost 10 years as chief, and 26 years with the Metropolitan Police Department, Lanier’s final day will be Sept. 16, and within days she will assume...
  • Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown U Demand $1 Billion Foundation

    09/09/2016 1:36:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A group of descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 was unsatisfied with the unprecedented steps the college took to accommodate them, and demanded partnership in a $1 billion foundation vaguely aimed at producing "reconciliation." In 1838, amid dire financial trouble, Georgetown University sold off 272 slaves for $115,000 (over $3 million in today's dollars). Last week, the university's president, John DeGioia, announced Georgetown would offer special admissions preference for any of the descendants of those slaves, and he promised to build an on-campus memorial to the slaves and renamed a building after one of them. He also...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Michelle Obama: First Lady’s ‘Diet Or Divorce’ Crisis (POTUS photographed not wearing wedding ring)

    09/08/2016 10:36:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 112 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | posted on Sep 8, 2016 @ 9:59AM | staff
    Stressed-out Michelle Obama went on a wild food binge and packed on a massive 95 pounds — triggering a shocking marriage crisis in the White House! Insiders told The National Enquirer that Barack Obama is fed up with her out- of-control appetite and exploding waistline, and has issued an executive order: Diet now, or we’re getting a DIVORCE!Now the disgusted Prez has even been caught without his wedding ring while touring the country of Laos! But the 5'11" first lady, crushing the scales at 257 pounds, still can’t stop stuffing her face, the insider said. She’s frantic with worry about...
  • Chaffetz: Clinton Bought (eight!) Used Blackberrys On eBay

    09/08/2016 6:07:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/7/16 10:36 | By RUDY TAKALA (@RUDYTAKALA
    Reckless users and antiquated technology represent the federal government's most critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities, House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz said on Wednesday, a problem he said was exemplified by Hillary Clinton's practice of buying Blackberry devices from eBay. "We have a huge problem with personnel," Chaffetz said at a forum in Washington, D.C. "I don't want to get into this too much, but part of what was happening with the secretary of state was, she was acquiring technology that wasn't even supported by Blackberry. You couldn't buy it. She was actually buying this stuff off of eBay because somebody was...
  • Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

    09/07/2016 11:34:52 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Muslim-American groups are applauding President Barack Obama's nomination of a Washington lawyer to serve in U.S. District Court — a move that could make him the first ever Muslim-American federal judge, according to advocates. If confirmed, Abid Riaz Qureshi would sit on the District of Columbia's federal bench, the White House announced Tuesday. Qureshi, who graduated Harvard Law School in 1997, is a partner in the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, specializing in healthcare fraud, securities violations, and cases involving the False Claims Act, according to a White House statement. "I am confident he will serve the American...
  • The No Rush Limbaugh Show,Chris Plante,WMAL AM/FM,September 2-5,2016

    09/02/2016 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 2, 2016 | Chris Plante
    WELCOME Chris Plante From WMAL AM/FM And Online.
  • Obama accused of 'misleading the public' over Iran deal

    09/02/2016 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Ariel
    Opponents of the Iranian nuclear deal blasted the Obama administration on Thursday for misleading the American public, the Jewish Insider reported. The condemnations came after reports emerged that Iran was secretly allowed to evade certain restrictions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that it could begin receiving sanctions relief. According to the report, released by the DC-based Institute for Science and International Security and revealed by Reuters, a P5+1 joint commission formed to oversee implementation of the accord gave Iran some exemptions so that its nuclear facilities would be in compliance with the deal by January 16,...
  • Obama Commutes the Sentences of 111 More Federal Inmates

    08/31/2016 9:08:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 31, 2016
    Obama has issued 325 commutations this month and 673 in total. A number of the summaries posted by the White House among the new 111 commutations said that the individual whose sentence resident Obama was commuting had been in possession of a firearm while committing a drug-related crime.
  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the first U.S. college with a Hindu priest as a chaplain

    08/31/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience. As the service began, he asked worshipers to clear their minds. “Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window,” he said. The comparison — of a spiritual mindset to an Internet browser — worked at once. More than 40 college students, many of whom had been up until 3 a.m. the Saturday night before this 9 a.m. service, chuckled appreciatively and fell into a reverent silence.
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Time Magazine: Hillary Clinton’s Reaction to Her Foundation Scandal Is Disastrous

    08/28/2016 1:57:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Elise Jordan @Elise_Jordan
    As I watch Hillary Clinton wish away the fallout of the Clinton Foundation’s unseemly ties with the State Department during her tenure as Secretary of State, I can’t help but think that her self-inflicted wound just bleeds and bleeds and bleeds. Every day that she fails to seriously address the rotten consequences of her poor judgment, Clinton further erodes the already lacking public trust in her. By avoiding a sincere display of contrition, she risks her candidacy and the foundation her family built. The numbers on the alleged pay-to-play are damning: as reported by the Associated Press, of 154 non-official...
  • Trump Calls Clintons The 'Real Predators' and Dredges Up 'Super Predator' Crime Bill Comments

    08/26/2016 1:59:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:06 EST, 26 August 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Republican Donald Trump kept up his race-fueled attack on Democrat Hillary Clinton Friday, calling his rival and her husband 'predators' and hitting her for 'racist undertones' of her failed 2008 campaign. It was just his latest effort to get under Clinton's skin with increasingly incendiary comments, which culminated this week when he directly called his rival a 'bigot' who doesn't care about African American communities. 'The Clinton's are the real predators' Trump wrote on Twitter in just one of a barrage of attacks. The Tweet linked to a campaign video that dredged up Clinton's comments in support of the 1994...
  • Math Shows Trump Can Still Win: All He Needs is a few Undecided Voters In Battleground States

    08/26/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Published: Aug 26, 2016 7:39 a.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump now needs a swing of only 3 to 4 percentage points in key battleground states to win this election. The rule is simple: Throw lots of mud and see what sticks. It works. For instance, Trump just called for a “special prosecutor” to investigate the Clinton Foundation: It made for a good headline . The key issue here is how Trump is polling in context. He has just gone through almost a month of terrible campaign news. Yet he remains within a 4-point swing of winning in battleground states. That should be terrifying for Team Clinton. No wonder...
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • EPA Withheld Key Info On Post-Spill Funding To Gold King Mine Culprit

    08/26/2016 6:44:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials improperly withheld information from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirming its reporting that the contractor responsible for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill was awarded nearly $2.7 million not long after the disaster. The EPA internally acknowledged the award and crafted a response to TheDCNF’s finding, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, but the response was never sent to the news organization. (RELATED: Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials) “It just slipped through the cracks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison told TheDCNF 32 minutes after deadline. “It...
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • ‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.

    08/22/2016 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    If you’ve spent any time in downtown D.C., you’ve likely seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter. Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans. She may have asked you for some change and probably didn’t smile if you gave her some. This month you may have also been taken aback by the black eye and stitches across her face. For years, Witter bedded down for the night at 13th and G streets in Northwest Washington, on the cement in her blue sleeping bag, pulled up tight to keep the rats and cockroaches out. Her tower of three suitcases was...
  • Police “Infuriated” Top Cop Sold Out to Hillary ( NYC : Bill Bratton

    08/22/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    I S ^ | August 20, 2016 | S. Noble
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a second term as the NYPD’s top cop. He will work at Teneo, a Clinton-tied firm. He will head a new division of the consulting company founded by Declan Kelly, a former State Department special envoy, and Doug Band, once Bill Clinton’s personal assistant. The company, launched in 2011, served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and ex-President Clinton served for a short time on the Teneo advisory board. Among Teneo’s past employees is Huma Abedin, who pulled in $15,000 a...
  • Hillary Clinton Choice To Head Transition Team Is Stoking Fears Among TPP, Fracking Critics

    08/21/2016 6:34:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:12 08/21/2016 | Chris White
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s choice to head her transition team is stoking anger and loathing among left-wing anti-fracking activists and anti-trade groups. Clinton’s choice to handpick former Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado to lead her transition team is leaving critics of the TPP trade policy and anti-fossil fuel activists scratching their heads, as the former secretary of Interior has expressed support in the past for the trade deal and fracking. Neil Sroka, the communications director of Democracy for America, told reporters Saturday that the choice to pick Salazar does not necessarily serve as a death knell to Clinton’s...
  • Blast from the past: Reading Hillary Rodham's Hidden Thesis

    05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 9/6/2007 9:08:10 PM ET | Bill Dedman
    Before reading Hillary Rodham's assessment of the old radical from Chicago — Alinsky's “compelling personality,” “his exceptional charm,” and the limitations of his “anachronistic” tactics — it’s important to understand how the document was sealed... ... Just as conservative authors have speculated, it was the Clintons who asked Wellesley in 1993 to hide Hillary Rodham's senior thesis from the first generation of Clinton biographers, according to her thesis adviser and friend, professor Alan H. Schechter, who describes taking the call from the White House. Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis...
  • NPR Lectures About Selfish Moms Having Kids in 'Age of Climate Change'

    08/19/2016 2:37:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT | By Mira Ebersole
    “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?” That was the audacious question NPR’s website and All Things Considered radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.” The academic proposed a “carbon tax” on children, to decentivize procreation, in wealthy nations. NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden reported that Professor Travis Rieder presented “moral” arguments to James Madison University students, claiming the best way to protect future generations from the threat of climate change is “by not having them.”...
  • This Poll Has The Best News for Donald Trump I’ve Seen In a Long Time (gap is closing)

    08/18/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Vox.com ^ | August 18, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET | Updated by Matthew Yglesias
    A new Pew Center survey shows Donald Trump down 4 points nationally to Hillary Clinton, which counts as good news for a candidate who’s further behind in most recent surveys. But beyond that topline number, the poll contained one important thematic question that offers a glimpse of what a winning Trump effort might look like. It shows that Trump voters overwhelmingly have the view that life in America has gotten worse for "people like you" over the past 50 years and that a clear majority of Americans overall agree with this pessimistic assessment. Pew Center Clinton’s campaign message has been...
  • Roger Stone: "Mutual Acquaintance" Told Me Julian Assange Has "Dynamite" October Surprise

    08/18/2016 12:19:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | On Date August 16, 2016 | Time Hains
    Trump off-the-record adviser Roger Stone speaks with Dana Loesch about what he learned from a "mutual acquaintance" about what data WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have and what he plans to do with it. "The left loved Julian Assange when he exposed the dark secrets of the Bushes, and here he is exposing the dark secrets of the Establishment," Stone said. "I believe Mr. Assange has all of the emails that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills --the two top Clinton aides-- believed they had destroyed. So if that is true and he releases them through this election, as he released...
  • Trump Rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia August 20, 2016

    08/18/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 8 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 18, 2016
    Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 20. Tickets were available at this link: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/
  • Washington, DC: August 28th rally for refugees planned

    08/17/2016 1:53:36 PM PDT · by rongkirby · 17 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 8/16/16 | Ann Corcoran
    Advocates from across the country will gather at www.DCRally4Refugees.org, (funded by Soros) August 28, 2016 in Washington. They will call on the U.S. to provide additional resettlement (200 thousand plus) of Syrian refugees and greasing the skids for Obama's request to Congress for 2 Billion plus funding. Maybe we should give em a big welcome to DC.
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Puppage · 45 replies
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/16/2016 8:21:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed” — after being reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago. The passage had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to “campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com. “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” it read. But by February, the sentence “You have the right...