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  • Twitter: Trump's Minnesota tweet violated rules on violence

    05/29/2020 1:06:21 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 6 replies
    Axios ^ | May 29, 2020 | Ina Fried
    Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules. The company said it was leaving the tweet up in the public interest. Why it matters: The move exacerbates tensions between Twitter and Trump over the company's authority to label or limit his speech and, conversely, the president's authority to dictate rules for a private company.
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • Deep State Operatives Leak False Story on Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts Ahead of Huge Release – Grenell Fact-Checks in Real Time

    05/28/2020 8:52:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/28/2020 | Christina Laila
    Deep State operatives are leaking false stories on the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts ahead of a huge release in order to control the narrative. Former Acting DNI Ric Grenell already declassified the Flynn transcripts and John Ratcliffe, who was sworn is as the new Director of National Intelligence is set to release the transcripts soon! So now the Deep State is working with the media to spin, spin, spin. NBC News hack Geoff Bennett reported on Thursday afternoon that according to a ‘former Trump admin official,’ the Flynn-Kislyak calls that Grenell declassified are written summaries of the calls, not audiotapes. Deep State...
  • White House won't release summer economic forecast amid financial turmoil from coronavirus

    05/28/2020 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Coronal · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The White House has decided against releasing a new round of updated economic projections this summer in an unprecedented move as the country continues to reel financially from the coronavirus-spurred downturn. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the internal White House economic team, will not send out their projections this summer – despite assurances from a number of top Trump administration advisers that the economy will swiftly recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The numbers are normally produced jointly by the Office of Management and Budget, CEA and Treasury Department. “It is foolish to demand such a...
  • EXC: Biden China Speech Urged CCP Expansion Into ‘All Levels Of US Govt, Classrooms, Labs, And Boardrooms’

    05/28/2020 4:46:08 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    https://thenationalpulse.com ^ | May 28, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    The comments – unearthed from a 2011 Sichuan University speech – demonstrate either a fundamental misunderstanding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or outright collusion with it. The former veep stated at the time: “In order to cement this robust partnership, we have to go beyond close ties between Washington and Beijing, which we’re working on every day, go beyond it to include all levels of government, go beyond it to include classrooms and laboratories, athletic fields and boardrooms.”
  • Fitton: Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of Infamous FBI Memo Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on Trump’s 2016 Campaign

    05/28/2020 3:51:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    JudicalWatch ^ | May 28, 2020 | JW Staff
    In a major development, Judicial Watch forced the declassification and release of an FBI memo or “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed “Crossfire Hurricane,” of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. We obtained the document that disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok wrote in our FOIA (suit0 against the FBI and DOJ for: “The Electronic Communication that initiated the counterintelligence investigation of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.” (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-02743). The redacted document details seemingly third hand information that the Russian government “had been seeking prominent members of the Donald Trump campaign...
  • Big, bold, immediate action needed to stimulate and jumpstart jobs and the economy for the short-term and beyond?

    05/28/2020 3:07:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Pelosi wants to spend $3 trillion. McConnell says no more than $1 trillion. But, of course, both want to expand federal power and bureaucracy to pick the winners and losers while they dole it out. And there's no way they can keep it under $3 trillion, much less $1 trillion. Ok, if it's worth doing it should be big, bold, immediate and without growing the bureaucracy and without allowing government to pick the winners and losers. I've seen suggestions that we should have a payroll tax holiday until the end of the year. That would be a good start and...
  • What’s Biden’s Purpose?

    05/28/2020 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There’s something… You know, I intellectually understand it, and — to a certain extent — I politically understand it. But Joe Biden as the Democrat nominee — and then I have a story in the Stack where Silicon Valley tech gazillionaires are all-in on Biden. Joe Biden hasn’t even mastered the rotary phone yet, much less learned how to use an iPhone and yet tech wizards are all in on this guy. It doesn’t make any sense, ’cause Biden doesn’t even know where he is, unless there are other factors going on. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to resume...
  • Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints

    05/28/2020 2:04:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    The Week via Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2020 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    George Floyd's death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record. Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden's vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, including the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck as he protested, The Guardian reports. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derick Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before he was fired Tuesday
  • Sen. Hawley Writes Twitter CEO: Twitter Should Lose Immunity If Editorializing On Political Speech

    05/28/2020 10:40:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Senator Josh Hawley ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Josh Hawley
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey questioning why Twitter should continue to receive special immunity from the federal government after choosing to editorialize on President Trump’s tweets. Twitter currently receives special immunity under the law in what’s known as Section 230, which states that companies that merely distribute user content should not be treated like a publisher, such as the New York Times or the Washington Post. But, with Twitter’s decision to editorialize on President Trump’s tweets, the company appears to be acting like shifting to a publisher,...
  • As Biden running mate decision nears, negative stories on candidates increase

    05/28/2020 10:33:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Simonson
    "Our Governor is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to her," the New Mexico Republican Party tweeted Wednesday. "A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order to stock up on some high-end jewelry." Just a day before, Whitmer was forced to address reports that her husband had used her name at a dock to help get their boat placed in the water faster ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. “My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in...
  • NJ NAACP Leader Calls For Paterson Mail-In Vote to Be Canceled Amid Corruption Claims

    05/28/2020 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette
    A Paterson NAACP leader said the recent city council vote-by-mail election was allegedly so flawed that the results should be thrown out and a new election ordered. “Invalidate the election. Let’s do it again,” said Rev. Kenneth Clayton said amid reports more that 20 percent of all ballots were disqualified, some in connection with voter fraud allegations. “These kinds of acts make people not want to vote anymore. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected that their votes don’t count, and that is not fair to people," he said. Rev. Clayton said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will...
  • The Most Important COVID-19 Statistic: 43% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population

    05/28/2020 10:14:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | avik roy
    Americans are vigorously debating the merits of continuing to lock down the U.S. economy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A single statistic may hold the key to resolving this debate: the astounding share of deaths occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The #1 COVID problem 2.1 million Americans, representing 0.62% of the U.S. population, reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Nursing homes are residences for seniors needing help with activities of daily living, such as taking a shower or getting dressed, who also require 24/7 medical supervision; assisted living...
  • More nurses becoming first-time gun buyers says St. Louis firearm safety instructor

    05/28/2020 10:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    kmox.radio.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Brian Kelley
    "They're afraid the police aren't going to be able to protect them and they're going to be overrun," Cummins says. "And we've seen a lot of first-time (gun owners) and people who have no experience with a firearm." He believes the rise in sales is not from those fearing a crackdown by a new administration in Washington, because most gun owners he's talked to believe President Donald Trump will easily win re-election.
  • Tech billionaires line up behind Joe Biden with plans for hi-tech tools to help Democrat best Donald Trump as president goes to war with Twitter

    05/28/2020 9:10:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    Four Silicon Valley billionaires in particular are trailblazing an effort to help the Democratic Party with obtaining more data by creating start ups and tech tools specifically to rival Republicans in that field, according to nearly two dozen interviews conducted by Vox's digital news arm Recode. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, philanthropist and Steve Jobs' widower Laurene Powell Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt are all behind this effort to help defeat Donald Trump.
  • Live at 2pm EDT: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Holds a Briefing

    05/28/2020 8:54:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 74 replies
    White House ^ | May 28, 2020
    Don't know the topic. But if Kayleigh is involved it's sure to be a winner.
  • The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort…

    05/28/2020 8:26:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 22 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sundance
    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.” Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive...
  • Minnesota Senator Criticized Alongside Trump Says Masks Don’t Stop Coronavirus

    05/28/2020 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Alpha News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kyle Hooten -
    Surgical and cotton masks can filter particle sizes of 5 microns or more. COVID-19 particles are 50 times smaller," says Senator Jensen.. Minnesota State Senator and Medical Doctor Scott Jensen says that surgical and cotton masks cannot filter COVID-19 from the air. The New York Times recently blasted Jensen as well as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a mask in public at all times amidst the coronavirus pandemic. However, Jensen says that even the best medical masks are insufficient to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19. Presently studies reveal that COVID-19 particles require an...
  • Platform, or Publisher?

    05/28/2020 7:36:53 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 7, 2018 | Adam CandeubMark Epstein
    When the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on social media censorship late last month, liberal Democratic congressman Ted Lieu transformed into a hardcore libertarian. “This is a stupid and ridiculous hearing,” he said, because “the First Amendment applies to the government, not private companies.” He added that just as the government cannot tell Fox News what content to air, “we can’t tell Facebook what content to filter,” because that would be unconstitutional. Lieu is incorrect. While the First Amendment generally does not apply to private companies, the Supreme Court has held it “does not disable the government from taking...
  • Joe 'You Ain't Black' Biden: Please watch 'Uncle Tom' Larry Elder touts documentary that looks at vitriol against independent-thinking African Americans

    05/28/2020 7:30:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/27/2020 | Larry Elder
    June 19 is the premiere of "Uncle Tom," a documentary on which I am the executive producer. Through interviews with black conservatives, some well-known and some not, the film asks a simple question: Why are independent-thinking blacks, who believe in limited government and personal responsibility, denounced as "sellouts" and "coons" and "Uncle Toms" by fellow blacks? One can agree or disagree about whether, and to what degree, today's problems in the black community can be traced to slavery and Jim Crow. But blacks who do not connect the serious problems in black urban America to Jim Crow and slavery are...