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  • Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways

    03/24/2019 6:50:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2019 | Niall Stannage
    There was relief for the White House and frustration for President Trump’s foes on Sunday when a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings was released by Attorney General William Barr. The 22-month probe is over. Here are the main takeaways. A big win for Trump The president could hardly have hoped for a better outcome than the one delivered in Barr’s letter to Congress. “No collusion,” the president has always insisted. Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team now agree. “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Medal of Honor Day, March 25 ~ 25 March 2019

    03/24/2019 5:15:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 30 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Surprising Facts About The Medal of Honor Info from here.             On July 25, 1862, the Medal of Honor was created. Citations for Medal of Honor recipients describe feats of courage, strength, and resilience. Recipients overcame the paralysis of fear, and in some cases, they persevered in spite of...
  • Top-Ranking Democrat Says Mueller Report Doesn’t Matter — ‘We Know There Was Collusion’

    03/24/2019 9:42:30 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed Sunday that Congress will continue to investigate President Donald Trump regardless of the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller. “We know there was collusion,” Nadler insisted several times during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with guest host Dana Bash. “Why there’s been no indictments, we don’t know.”
  • Author, former Colorado journalist links marijuana to mental illness

    03/20/2019 8:54:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 147 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | Joey Bunch
    Alex Berenson .. people who think marijuana is medicine and a safe alternative to alcohol are fooling themselves... The industry’s money and political influence, along with the media’s acquiescence, have obscured the scientific links between marijuana and mental illness... “The problems are real and right in front of people,” he told a crowd at the History Colorado Center in Denver on Wednesday. It was his third Colorado talk in two days to discuss his new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.” “It’s like we all need glasses. ... The connection to psychosis is real.”...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 'We have to move on' from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal

    03/24/2019 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/18/19 | Valerie Richardson
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal has largely dropped from public view, and one Democratic presidential hopeful says it’s time to move on. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said Sunday that “we have to move on” after being asked about Mr. Northam in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” **SNIP** “If we spend our whole time, Chuck, talking about what men did wrong, we are never going to talk about what women can do right, including running for president and winning,” she said. After Mr. Todd said that the Northam situation wasn’t a “great picture” for Democrats, Ms. Klobuchar...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar faces hundreds of protesters outside CAIR fundraiser in California

    03/24/2019 12:58:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 3/24/19 | Louis Casiano
    U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar faced hundreds of protesters Saturday outside a Southern California fundraising event for the local chapter of a major advocacy group representing Muslim-Americans. “Burn the Quran!," “Ilhan Omar, go to hell!” and “Shame on you, terrorists!" were among some of the messages shouted outside a Woodland Hills hotel where the Minnesota Democrat spoke at a fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, according to a report. The town is about 25 miles northwest of downtown L.A. The protesters lined a sidewalk area, where they waved Israeli flags and denounced the freshman congresswoman...
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 24 March 2019

    03/23/2019 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • Macron says IS defeat removes 'significant threat' to France

    03/23/2019 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/19
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday that the fall of the so-called "caliphate" run by Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has removed a source of potential terror attacks against France. "A significant threat to our country" has been "eliminated", Macron said on Twitter, adding that "the step taken today is immense." "But the threat remains and the fight against terrorist groups must continue," he added. France has suffered a wave of jihadist-inspired terror attacks that have killed 250 people since 2015, when gunmen massacred 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The next day a...
  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2019 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday. The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say. The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report. “If Lindsey’s speaking, I want...
  • Mueller Probe's End Kicks Off Disclosure Fight With Democrats

    03/23/2019 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Mar 19 | Steven T. Dennis and Billy House
    Whatever Attorney General William Barr discloses about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats in Congress are certain to demand much more. Mueller submitted his final report to Barr late Friday, and the attorney general vowed “as much transparency as possible.” Barr said he could report to Congress on the probe’s principal conclusions “as soon as this weekend.” The decision on providing a fuller disclosure of Mueller’s work will come later. “I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the...
  • Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

    03/23/2019 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/19 | JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay crisis that requires a national response and will commit to closing the teacher pay gap during her first term as president, the aide said. Harris' campaign is citing a study from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that what's called the "teacher pay penalty" - the...
  • The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks (Climate Change themed article - Ugh)

    03/23/2019 5:48:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 27JUL18 | by Jessica Leigh Hester
    Climate change is coming for underwater archaeological sites. by Jessica Leigh HesterJuly 27, 2018 Landmarks Week July 23–27 The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks Wrecks stand to see a number of threats in a changing ocean. Here, NOAA diver John Brooks a ship off the coast of Hawaii. Robert Schwemmer, CINMS, NOAA/CC-by 2.0On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of the ship that would eventually be rechristened as the Vamar bestowed upon their vessel an optimistic nickname: “Evermore Rolling.” It proved to be a bit of a misnomer. Far from slicing through cresting waves forever, the ship...
  • GOP uses Green New Deal to hurt Democrats as it plots to retake California House seats

    03/23/2019 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/21/19 | Jeff Daniels
    LOS ANGELES — Republicans are already plotting to retake some of the California congressional seats they lost in 2018 to Democrats, and one of the hot-button issues they're talking about is the Green New Deal. "These California Democrats can't run on rhetoric anymore, they have to run on their record," said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair. "Supporting socialist policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All with no regard for cost or the impact it will have on Californians is irresponsible, and will ultimately cost them their reelection." Last November, Democrats won a clean sweep of...
  • Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus

    03/23/2019 5:34:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 33 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 19mar19 | by Jonathan Carey
    A wreck discovered in the Nile suggests the ancient Greek historian’s description was spot on. by Jonathan CareyMarch 19, 2019 Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus The wooden hull of ship 17. Christoph Gerigk@Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation Herodotus is known as the father of history, but some of his writings have created more questions than answers. In his account of a fifth-century B.C. trip to Egypt, included in his most important work The Histories, the ancient Greek historian describes seeing unusual boats called baris sailing down the Nile. However, no physical evidence was discovered of the ships until now.A team...
  • The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

    03/23/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Joan Biskupic
    Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had been in years. Roberts had left behind a storm in Washington over his opinion upholding President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul...
  • Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws

    03/23/2019 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders campaign are foreign nationals, which appears to be a violation of federal election laws that prohibit foreign interference. Maria Belén Sisa, Sanders’ deputy national press secretary who joined the campaign last month, was among the staffers named in the complaint, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Sisa claims to be an illegal immigrant whose...
  • Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

    03/23/2019 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/19 | ELANA SCHOR
    Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president "has an enormous amount of respect for" Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. "But," Russo tweeted, "these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple." Abrams' spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams "enjoyed meeting" with Biden but "there was no grand plan hatched" and she...
  • US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

    03/23/2019 1:56:24 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 21, 2019, 10:32 AM | Ryan Pickrell
    Everything that is old may indeed be new again. During World War II, US Marines moved from island to island, fighting bloody battles against entrenched Japanese forces determined to dominate the Pacific. Now, as the possibility of conflict with China looms, the Marine Corps is again looking closely at this historical island warfighting mission. Last week, US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit led a series of simulated small-island assaults in Japan, the Corps announced Thursday. The 31st MEU, supported by elements of the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing; members of the...