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  • Varadkar will not seek Trump’s help over North stalemate [Irish PM]

    01/02/2018 11:38:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Mon, Jan 01, 2018, 16:00 | Sarah Bardon
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will not be seeking the assistance of US president Donald Trump to help end the ongoing political stalemate in Northern Ireland. Mr. Varadkar was questioned by reporters about Mr. Trump’s book The Art of the Deal and whether the president’s role as a businessman could be put to use in Northern Ireland. Responding, Mr. Varadkar said: “I have read The Art of the Deal, and the basic concept behind that is a good deal is when I win and you lose. That’s not the kind of deal that is going to work in Northern Ireland. So while...
  • Pakistan's Girl Cadets Dream of Taking Power

    01/02/2018 11:29:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, December 31, 2017
    At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity. Thirteen-year-old Durkhanay, a student at Pakistan's first ever Girls' Cadet College, established earlier this year in the deeply conservative northwest, brims with enthusiasm and confidence as she sketches out her life plan. "I want to be the army chief," she tells AFP. "Why not? When a woman can be prime minister, foreign minister and governor of the State Bank, she can also be chief of the...
  • Here's a link with 31 documents that come up when you search Huma's Yahoo address and "confidential"

    01/02/2018 9:48:18 AM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    Luke Rosiak's twitter ^ | 1/2/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    https://twitter.com/lukerosiak/status/948229053319925760 leads you to https://foia.state.gov/Search/results.aspx?searchText=humamabedin+AND+confidential&beginDate=&endDate=&publishedBeginDate=&publishedEndDate=&caseNumber=
  • Huma Abedin's Cousin Convicted of Fraud and Sent Directly to Jail

    01/02/2018 8:27:31 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Declaration ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    A cousin of former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was convicted of fraud and sent immediately to jail on Tuesday. In addition to fraud, Omar Amanat is accused of trying to tamper with potential evidence by allegedly asking his brother in an email to “delete all of my emails from the yahoo site” because he was afraid of a subpoena. Amanat, who did business with a man known as the “Russian Donald Trump,” was reportedly determined to be a flight risk by a judge. The indictment charges that Amanat convinced people to invest millions of dollars in a tech...
  • Bannon Reportedly Mulling 2020 POTUS Run, Called Trump ‘An 11-Year-Old Child’

    01/02/2018 8:17:46 AM PST · by plain talk · 81 replies
    Media ITE ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Ken Meyer
    A profile of Steve Bannon indicates that the Breitbart chief is getting increasingly frustrated with President Donald Trump, and might tap into his own presidential ambitions in the coming years. Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman wrote an extensive report stating that the former White House chief strategist has expressed concern to various aides about the longevity of Trump’s presidency. Even though Trump and Bannon are believed to be still in close contact with each other, the latter is unhappy with the direction of current administration and starting to think his own direct intervention is needed for national politics. In October, Bannon...
  • At Least 20 Dead As Iran Uprising Stretches Into Sixth Day

    01/02/2018 8:15:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    <p>Anti-regime protests in Iran erupted again Tuesday, prompting a crackdown by government forces that left nine more people dead, according to Iranian state media.</p> <p>The widespread unrest stretched into a sixth day, as demonstrators across the country continued to denounce Iran’s clerical regime and its economic and foreign policies. With at least 20 people killed and hundreds more arrested over the weekend, the uprising has become the biggest challenge to the Iranian regime since 2009, when mass protests shook Tehran after a disputed presidential election.</p>
  • The Russian Collusion Narrative Was, As FBI Agent Peter Strzok Explained: “An Insurance Policy”…

    01/02/2018 8:14:08 AM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/1/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Let us be clear on what the “insurance policy” was. The insurance policy was, in totality, the entire fraudulent Russian Conspiracy Narrative; and all of the accompanying –and subsequent– FBI and DOJ collaborative actions that were taken, under the auspices of an FBI counterintelligence operation, in order to generate an entirely false premise. The goal of using the “insurance policy” was to destroy, and possibly impeach, President Trump. All of it. As the Inspector General investigation continues: ♦FBI Agent Peter Strzok has been reassigned to the HR department. ♦FBI Lawyer Lisa Page, personal legal aide to FBI Asst. Director, Andrew...
  • Netanyahu ridicules idea Israel behind Iran protests, chides Europe for silence

    01/02/2018 5:33:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1 January 2018, 8:02 pm | TOI Staff
    Dismissing the notion of any Israeli connection to the ongoing protests in Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “heroic” demonstrators protesting against the “cruel regime” in a YouTube video published Monday. “I heard today Iran’s President [Hassan] Rouhani’s claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran. It’s not only false. It’s laughable. And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. They deserve better,” the prime minister began. […] “Iran’s cruel regime wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate. This money could have built schools and hospitals,” Netanyahu said. “No wonder mothers and fathers are marching...
  • Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents

    01/01/2018 10:40:20 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/2018 | luke rosiak
    Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches — at least one of which was perpetrated by a “state-sponsored actor.”...
  • You can’t deny it, these Seahawks got exactly what they deserved — no spot in playoffs

    01/01/2018 8:02:09 PM PST · by bitt · 50 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | December 31, 2017 | Matt Caulkins
    How can the same problems repeatedly doom one team? How can mental mistakes so consistently outshine physical talent? This season didn’t get away from the Seahawks — the Seahawks pushed it away. This wasn’t about injuries. The Seahawks might have lost some premier players, but that’s not why their season ended before the New Year. It wasn’t about bad breaks, either. As far as favorable bounces go, the football gods weren’t particularly unjust to Seattle this season. No, the Seahawks missing their first postseason since 2011 is primarily due to this: underachievement. They aren’t going to the playoffs because, quite...
  • Carrie Underwood 'not quite looking the same' after stitches in her face from fall

    01/01/2018 7:53:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 91 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Jan 1, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Carrie Underwood is bringing in 2018 by sharing more details about more injuries that she suffered after a fall that broke her wrist. In a blog post to fans on New Year's Day Underwood says she sustained a facial injury that required 40-50 stitches and that she's "not quite looking the same." She says that she is grateful the injuries weren't much worse and for the people who have helped her since the November accident. She also cautioned fans that she might not look the same when she's ready to be seen on camera...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina ~ 02 JAN 2018

    01/01/2018 6:00:08 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Charleston, South CarolinaJoint Base Charleston is a United States military facility located partly in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and partly in the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 628th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command (AMC).The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Charleston Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Support Activity Charleston, which were merged on 1 October 2010. A joint civil-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways...
  • Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God...

    01/01/2018 5:39:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 1, 2018 | Ben Evansky
    Full title: Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God help us'EXCLUSIVE – A leaked report provided to Fox News shows how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with political leaders and heads of the country's security forces to discuss how to tamp down on the deadly nationwide protests. The report covered several meetings up to December 31 and was provided to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from what it said were high level sources from within the regime. The meeting notes, which have been translated into English from Farsi, said...
  • The facts behind Elizabeth Warren, her claimed Native American ties and Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult

    01/01/2018 5:23:45 PM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    polityfact.com ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | Jon Greenberg
    Elizabeth Warren might never live down the charge of falsely claiming Native American roots. The controversy emerged during the Democrat’s successful Senate run in Massachusetts in 2012, and it continues to dog her. In the throes of the 2016 presidential race, then-candidate Donald Trump tagged her with the nickname Pocahontas, and he has trotted it out virtually every chance he gets — even at a White House ceremony to recognize Native American soldiers who fought in some of the fiercest battles of World War II. Warren’s central offense dates back to the mid 1980s, when she first formally notified law...
  • Panel on Trump: I Can do whatever i want with Justice Department.

    01/01/2018 3:22:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 29/12/17
    Commentary at 2:20
  • Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for New Year:“Felons,Illegals and MS13 Welcome

    01/01/2018 3:12:25 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 01/01/2018 | Jim Hoft
    full title: PHOTOS=> Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!” Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the “Welcome to California” highway signs. The signs were put up north of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Primm, Nevada and on Highway 95 in California and read “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!” The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status. NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action. Here are a few...
  • Restaurants warn of menu hikes, layoffs ahead of minimum wage increase ( Colorado )

    12/20/2017 7:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Joe St. George
    DENVER -- Colorado is raising its minimum wage again in 2018 to $10.20 an hour. The increase is part of a constitutional requirement voters approved in 2016. It will be $12 an hour by 2020. ... not everyone is pleased with the hike. "I think we are going to see more and more restaurants use technology because it cuts down on costs -- your computer is not going to call in sick," said Sonia Riggs, president of the Colorado Restaurant Association. Riggs said most restaurants don't make much profit, and another sharp increase is resulting in potential menu increases and...
  • In the new year, worry-free California has a lot to worry abou

    01/01/2018 1:00:04 PM PST · by lasereye · 51 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 30, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    Propped up by media idolatry, California is moving from denial to delusion. Case in point: A recent AP story claimed that the state “flush with cash from an expanding economy” would consider spending an additional billion dollars on health care for the undocumented, as well as a raft of new subsidies for housing and the working poor. All this wishful thinking and noble intentions ignores a slowing state economy, and a structural deficit, keyed largely to state worker pensions, that may now be headed towards a trillion dollars. Perhaps the widely celebrated, although poorly distributed “good times” of the past...
  • Mainstream media errors in the Trump era: Your catalogue of the media's bias-fueled failure-fest

    01/01/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 31, 2017 | Becket Adams
    The press' credibility problem took a turn for the worse this year. Chalk it up to bias, sloppiness, or sheer panic in response to the election of Donald Trump, but the bottom line for 2017 is that there was a shocking decline in the quality and reliability of political journalism. Instead of adjusting adeptly to Trump's easy relationship with the truth and his tendency to abuse members of the news media, a significant number of political journalists and commentators tripped over themselves to repeat every bit of gossip, thinly sourced claim and half-cocked rumor. These stories fell short of the...
  • The Two Clinton Issues That Could Shake America in 2018

    01/01/2018 9:26:42 AM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    lifezette ^ | 01/01/2018 | Mark Tapscott
    American courts promise 'equal justice under the law,' but will that maxim be applied to the tarnished couple? by Mark Tapscott | Updated 01 Jan 2018 at 10:04 AM When former congresswoman Corrine Brown reports to a federal prison this month to begin serving a five-year sentence for her role in an $800,000 charity fraud, the question will be raised about why she is in jail — but Hillary Clinton remains free. That question and the fact Clinton has never been charged with mishandling classified national security documents during her four years as secretary of State raise serious doubts about...