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  • Car bomb kills senior Ukrainian intelligence officer in Kiev

    06/27/2017 7:21:14 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/27/2017 | AP Moscow
    MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities say a bomb planted under or inside a car has killed a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer in the country’s capital. Photos from the scene showed the mangled vehicle in the middle of a Kiev intersection. Police say the car’s driver was killed immediately and two passers-by were slightly injured in the Tuesday morning blast. The Defense Ministry identified the victim as Col. Maxim Shapoval of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence. Ukrainian media reported that Shapoval was chief of military intelligence’s special forces.
  • US may preempt an Assad chemical strike in Syria

    06/27/2017 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    debka.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    Signs were gathering in Washington and the Middle East Tuesday, June 26 that the Trump Administration was preparing a substantial military operation against the Syrian army and Bashar Assad's allies, such as the foreign pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hizbullah. Some US military sources suggested than an American preemptive strike was in store in the coming hours to prevent Assad's army from again resorting to chemical warfare against his people. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday night... The US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley then further stoked the tensions...... Haley's tweet ended with the cliffhanger: "Stay tuned...
  • Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

    06/27/2017 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 43 replies
    Lancashire Independent News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Elias Hubbard
    This is an Excerpt. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.... Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a...
  • Ohio city considers 'three strikes, you're out' policy on responding to overdoses

    06/27/2017 2:29:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    KMBC ^ | 6/26/17
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A controversial proposal has been made in an Ohio city to deal with heroin overdoses. Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Middletown is struggling to deal with the heroin problem. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown.
  • Sikh Referendum Campaigners Detained & Tortured In Punjab

    06/26/2017 9:49:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    Victims are a group of Sikh individuals from Punjab, India who were actively and peacefully advocating the call given by SFJ to hold referendum for Sikhs' right to self determination and to liberate Indian Occupied Punjab. The demand for referendum is based on the right to self determination guaranteed by the UN Charter and International Convent on Civil and Political Rights on the basis that Sikhs are indigenous people of Punjab, with a separate and distinct religious, cultural and linguistic identity. Sikh Referendum Campaigners were actively involved in "Referendum 2020" campaign by coordinating, participating and holding gatherings in the villages...
  • Hannity Taunts CNN on Resignations: Warns Zucker “Tomorrow Another [bleep] Day For CNN – I Know More

    06/26/2017 6:47:18 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | Jun 26th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sean Hannity attacked CNN in an epic tweetstorm over their claims that three employees resigned over a story they had to retract linking Trump to Russia. Hannity warned that he will be dropping a message tonight. He tweeted at CNN’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta saying, “Hey, tell your soon to be fired boss Jeff Zucker to tune in tonight 10 EST Hannity Fox News Fair and Balanced. I have a message!” As TGP previously reported, three CNN employees have resigned over a retracted story linking Trump to Russia. ... Sean Hannity isn’t buying the ‘resignation’ story, so he took...
  • Judge sets trial date for biker arrested at Twin Peaks

    06/26/2017 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 99 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/23/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Persistence paid off for Cody Ledbetter, a biker arrested after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout who has tried to battle his way into the courtroom for a trial. Ledbetter, of Waco, who has been passed over on two previous trial settings, was in court again Friday to seek a trial date as soon as possible. He didn’t get the date he wanted, but he got a trial date, nonetheless. Ledbetter, a former member of the Cossacks group who saw his stepfather, Daniel Boyett, shot and killed at Twin Peaks, has had trial settings in May 2016 and September 2017. Those...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 27 JUNE 2017

    06/26/2017 5:59:50 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New MexicoHolloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo, and a census-designated place in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. The base was named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. It is the home of the 49th Wing (49 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC).Holloman is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. The base is about 10...
  • Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story About Russia Investigation

    06/26/2017 4:22:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 98 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | Ken Meyer
    CNN has accepted the resignations of multiple employees who were involved with the network’s retracted story that supposedly tied the Trump Administration to the Senate’s investigation into Russia. CNN is facing blowback over an erroneous report which claimed that former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci was connected to a $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The network pulled the story over the weekend, and they have issued new editorial rules for future content about the ongoing probes into Russia’s election interference. The Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple was first to report that three people have tended their resignations in the aftermath...
  • In rare gesture, President Trump and Melania together welcome PM Modi at White House

    06/26/2017 3:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    India Today ^ | June 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump welcomed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House Monday for their first meeting, where personal chemistry as much as policy could set the tone for future relations. The leaders of the world's two largest democracies are looking to expand ties on defense and fighting terrorism, but strains are likely on trade.LIVE UPDATES Hours before Modi's arrival, the State Department imposed sanctions on the Pakistan-based leader of the main rebel group that fights against Indian control in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir. India hailed the move....
  • Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

    06/26/2017 11:50:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 23, 2017 | FRED LUCAS
    As many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the 2008 election and potentially more voted in 2016, according to a new study by Just Facts, a New Jersey-based research group, drawing on information from other studies.The study — based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study, an analysis published in the journal Electoral Studies co-authored by Old Dominion University faculty, and Census data — also provides some support for what then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted in late November, when he asserted he won the popular vote if the fraudulent votes were deducted. The Just Facts study did not...
  • Supreme Court: Blocking church daycare from state funding unconstitutional [7-2]

    06/26/2017 7:54:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 26, 2017, 10:21 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Missouri's decision to prevent a church-operated daycare and preschool from receiving funding from a state program was unconstitutional Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Supreme Court's 7-2 opinion, which reversed the federal appeals court's ruling and sent the case back to the lower court for additional proceedings. The dispute in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer involved a state program that provided funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds, which ran into conflict with a provision of the Missouri Constitution that blocks public funds from directly or indirectly assisting any church, sect or religion.
  • Black Trump Supporter Goes Nuclear on Maxine Waters ‘You Destroyed Black Community With Illegals'

    06/26/2017 7:09:14 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | Jun 25th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    A black Trump supporter went absolutely nuclear on Democrat Congresswoman, Maxine Waters outside of her town hall meeting on Saturday. The woman called Maxine Waters a ‘black racist’ and said she ‘destroyed the black community by giving the jobs to illegal immigrants’. Trump supporter: “People are tired with your hate and your racism! All the jobs went to illegals! You have destroyed the black community! You are a black racist! You hate blacks! All the jobs went to illegals! You gave our jobs to illegals! We want you out!” The woman continued by saying, “Maxine Waters destroyed the black community,”...
  • (Sheldon) Adelson questioned in PM corruption probe (Israel)

    06/26/2017 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Israel National News ^ | 6/6/2017 | JTA
    JTA-American Jewish billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson was questioned by police for a second time in a corruption investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson met on Monday with investigators from the Israel Police.........
  • No In-State Tuition for Arizona DREAMers, Court Rules

    06/25/2017 6:48:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | LANA SHADWICK
    An appellate court in Arizona ruled that DREAMers cannot receive in-state tuition. Each state can determine whether it can give these tax-supported benefits, the court held. Under the ruling, illegal immigrants that have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status may not pay the in-state tuition rate. “The decision is key because in-state tuition is yet another benefit that acts as a magnet for illegal aliens choosing to make the reckless and irresponsible decision to bring their children illegally across our sovereign borders,” Immigration Reform Law Institute’s (IRLI) executive director and general counsel, Dale Wilcox told Breitbart Texas. Arizona...
  • It’s going to end ‘extremely badly,’ with stocks set to plummet 40% or more {TR}

    06/25/2017 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 Jun 17 | Stephanie Landsman
    If the man often hailed as the original "Dr. Doom" is right, the stock market could see another "lurch" higher — at which point investors may want to cash out quickly and run for cover. Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report' and a perennial bear, isn't backing down from his latest dire prediction that would send stocks plummeting by 40 percent or more. A drop of that size could take the S&P 500 Index down from Friday's closing price of 2,438 to 1,463. He used the meteoric rise of FANG stocks, which reflects Facebook, Apple,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: James Swett ~ 26 June 2017

    06/25/2017 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~ James E. SwettInfo from this website.             James Elms Swett (June 15, 1920 – January 18, 2009) was a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot and ace[1] during World War II. He was awarded the United States' highest military decoration— the Medal of Honor — for actions while a...
  • Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction

    06/25/2017 4:28:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | LUCAS NOLAN
    CNNMoney Executive Editor Rich Barbieri has sent an internal memo to all staff instructing them that all Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or another high-ranking executive, following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia. BuzzFeed’s Deputy News Director Jon Passantino tweeted a screenshot of a leaked internal memo from Barbieri to CNN staff instructing them that all future Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or the VP of Premium Content Video, Jason Farkas. The...
  • Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators [ DNC Worked W/Mexico!]

    06/25/2017 4:04:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | Paul Sperry
    Fritsch, who served as the Journal’s bureau chief in Mexico City and has lectured at the liberal Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, married into a family with Mexican business interests. His wife, Beatriz Garcia, formerly worked as an executive at Grupo Dina, a manufacturer of trucks and buses in Mexico City that benefits from NAFTA, which Trump opposes. Fritsch’s Fusion GPS partner Thomas Catan, who grew up in Britain, once edited a business magazine in Mexico, moreover. A third founding partner, Glenn Simpson, is reported to have shared dark views of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. Before joining Fusion...
  • Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead

    06/25/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 21, 2017 | Damon Root
    Asset forfeiture "has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses."In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In...