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  • Pritzker vows ‘most progressive state’ on abortion — GOP sees ‘left wing’ agenda (Illinois)

    01/23/2019 6:33:28 AM PST · by Salman · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 01/22/2019 | Tina Sfondeles
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at ensuring the state is properly enforcing a politically divisive law that allows for the taxpayer funding of abortions — saying he was “concerned” former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wasn’t “making sure that it was enforced for state government employees.” The move prompted one Republican legislator to accuse Pritzker of running a “highly-politicized and left wing administration.” Pritzker signed the executive order at a Planned Parenthood of Illinois office in Chicago, while also commemorating the 46th anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which effectively legalized abortion...
  • Mueller wants to know more about Trump campaign's ties to NRA

    01/23/2019 2:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    10 News ^ | 1/22/19
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. "When I was interviewed by the special counsel's office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel's team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group's annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said.
  • L.A. teachers strike: What they won and what they didn't in tentative deal (Denver on deck)

    01/23/2019 2:05:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/22/19 | Dennis Romero
    A seven-day teachers' strike at the second largest school district in the nation ended Tuesday with the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District agreeing to a deal that gave educators much of what they wanted, but not everything. Tuesday night UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl said a "vast supermajority" of members voted in favor of the contract, but that the results wouldn't likely be formalized until Wednesday. He said his members would be "back to school tomorrow." At the beginning of the 35,000-member union's strike, Caputo-Pearl called it a "fight for the soul of public...
  • REVISIT: GOP lawmaker seeks 'virtual Congress' with telecommuting plan

    01/23/2019 1:31:16 AM PST · by · 36 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) wants to create a "virtual Congress," where lawmakers would leverage videoconferencing and other remote work technology to conduct their daily duties in Washington from their home districts. Under a resolution Pearce introduced on Thursday, lawmakers would be able to hold hearings, debate and vote on legislation virtually from their district offices. "Thanks to modern technology, members of Congress can debate, vote, and carry out their constitutional duties without having to leave the accountability and personal contact of their congressional districts. Keeping legislators closer to the people we represent would pull back Washington's curtain and allow constituents...
  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 79 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 |
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...
  • U.S. Existing Home Sales Are Rapidly Slowing. Nobody Is Quite Sure Why

    01/22/2019 9:05:41 PM PST · by dila813 · 75 replies
    Fortune ^ | Today 7:34 PM EST | KEVIN KELLEHER
    U.S. housing sales, a key pillar of economic growth in recent years, are looking weaker again. Existing home sales declined for much of 2018. In December, according to the National Association of Realtors, sales of single-family homes, condos, and co-ops fell a larger-than-expected 6.4% from the previous month. A Reuters survey of economists projected home sales to decline by a modest 1% in December.
  • Former Democrat: The Truth is Democrats Won’t Build Wall Because They’re Under Influence of Mexican

    01/22/2019 8:03:06 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/22/2019 | Jim Hoft
    A former Democrat and current Trump supporter unloaded on Democrats. Jeffrey Peterson says the reason the Democrats will never support the border wall – the reason is that they are being paid off by the Mexican cartels. Jeffrey Peterson states in his profile on Twitter that he is a former Democrat who ‘walked away’. He now is a Trump supporter! He claims that the Democrats will never give in on a wall due to the Democrats being funded by the Mexican mafia. He says he has connections with Arizona politics and says Mexico is the main reason the wall is...
  • SHOT Show 2019: Government shutdown causes cancellation of two sessions (ATF can’t attend)

    01/22/2019 7:51:53 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Review Journal ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | Mike Akers
    The largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and outdoor show in the world is not immune to the partial government shutdown’s effects. Two scheduled educational sessions involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center were canceled due to the agents being furloughed. “The cancelled sessions were replaced with sessions on other topics,” said spolesperson Bill Brassard with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which sponsors the show. “These and other seminars are attended by firearms retailers, who were basically unaffected because they continued to have...
  • Shut down madrasas across India: Shia Waqf ... fearing ISIS influence

    01/22/2019 7:19:52 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Times Now News ^ | Jan 22, 2019
    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman has triggered a major controversy after he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a shut down of all madrasas across the country. In a letter addressed to PM Modi dated January 21, Rizvi said that if madrasas in the country are not shut down with immediate effect, then within the next 15 years half of the country’s Muslims will get influenced by Islamic State ideologies. “I write to you seeking the shut down of all madrasas in the country…because we have seen across the world that children are the first targets...
  • How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit

    01/22/2019 7:05:18 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2019 | john Solomon
    When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s what Hillary Clinton HILLARY DIANE RODHAM CLINTON Elise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies MORE ’s machine did in 2016, eventually getting the FBI to bite on an uncorroborated narrative that Donald Trump and Russia were trying to hijack the presidential election. Between July and October 2016, Clinton-connected lawyers, emissaries and apologists made more than a half-dozen overtures to U.S. officials, each tapping a political connection...
  • Alaska: State on SNAP funding amid shutdown: ‘We’re waiting’ (no budget left)

    01/22/2019 6:58:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    KTVA ^ | Jan 22, 2019
    Future federal funding for a key nutritional program helping thousands of Alaskans in need remains in doubt due to the partial government shutdown, according to state authorities. The state doesn’t have any funds awaiting distribution under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program according to Shawnda O’Brien, director of Alaska's Division of Public Assistance. SNAP’s latest disbursement, $12 million sent to about 33,000 Alaska households, was originally scheduled to be available by Feb. 1 – but federal officials told the state to issue it prematurely, with the funds released Jan. 20. “They had to get the money out before the end of...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - What Decade Do You Belong In Quiz - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    01/22/2019 6:00:39 PM PST · by LUV W · 79 replies
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  • KY Prosecutor Confirms: Multiple Investigations Underway Into Twitter Users For TERRORIST THREATS...

    01/22/2019 5:47:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/22/19 | Cristina Laila
    Rob Sanders, a Kenton County Prosecutor, confirmed Tuesday that there are multiple investigations into Twitter users who made terroristic threats against Covington Catholic High School. “We’ve got multiple ongoing investigations into numerous, numerous threats,” Mr. Sanders said Tuesday in a podcast interview with 700 WLW. “There’s probably a dozen law enforcement agencies, if not more involved in this — it’s growing, it’s spreading, there are other jurisdictions now involved in this,” Sanders added.700 WLW radio host Willie Cunningham brought up the death threats towards the Covington teens made by bluecheck verified accounts on Twitter and asked Mr. Sanders about Kentucky...
  • Star Chef: Shutdown causing humanitarian emergency (feeds Pelosi)

    01/22/2019 5:00:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 1/22/19
    (22 Jan 2019) Chef and restaurateur Jose Andres gave a tour Tuesday of his relief kitchen to feed furloughed federal workers to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress, and said the shutdown is causing "true food humanitarian emergency."
  • Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

    01/22/2019 4:57:19 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | 1/20/2019 | Daniel Pilla
    One of the reasons identify theft is considered by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to be the crime of the century is because of the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service makes growing demands for information about people’s businesses and private lives every day. There is no such thing as personal privacy these days. That the IRS sends citizens a so-called “Privacy Act Notice” in all its mailings is a farce. The IRS lays claim to your data without court authority more so than any other government agency. And to make matters worse, they share the data with any...
  • Ocasio-Cortez on Millennials: ‘We’re Like the World Is Going to End in 12 Years [trunc]

    01/22/2019 5:53:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 85 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 22 | By Tom Elliott
    he world is going to end in 12 years unless the government takes action, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates: “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change. You’re biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are going to pay for it? —...
  • Chris Brown arrested after rape allegation: US singer in custody in Paris

    01/22/2019 5:28:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 1/22/2019 | Peter Allen
    S singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following a rape accusation, police said today. French officials said Brown and two others are in custody after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris. The R&B singer is accused of raping a woman in a five star hotel after meeting her in a nightclub. The arrests were first reported by French tabloid Closer, which said the three were arrested after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown's hotel suite on the night of January 15. Police said one of the others held is Brown's bodyguard. The...
  • House Republicans hit plan to drop terror panel for one probing Trump

    01/22/2019 3:43:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/16/19 | Lauren Meier
    House Republicans are up in arms over a plan by the new Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that could abolish the panel’s anti-terrorism subcommittee and replace it with one that will focus in part on President Trump’s business interests and how they affect U.S. foreign policy. The reorganization eyed by new committee Chairman Eliot Engel, New York Democrat, was first reported by The New Yorker. “I am disappointed with [Mr. Engel‘s] reported plans to eliminate the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee for one dedicated to investigations,” Texas Rep. Mike McCaul, the ranking Republican on the House foreign...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas ~ 22 January 2019

    01/21/2019 6:01:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Dyess Air Force Base, TexasDyess Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 7 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas. The host unit at Dyess is the 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW) assigned to the Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force. The 7 BW is one of only two B-1B Lancer strategic bomber wings in the United States Air Force, the other being the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.The base is located in the southwest corner of Abilene, TX and is about...
  • Rush to Judgment: Evidence Shows the 'MAGA Kids vs. Native American Vet' Narrative Was False

    01/21/2019 5:38:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies ^ | January 21, 2019 | Guy Benson
    In the hours and days since those first snapshots of the encounter made the rounds, however, it has become crystal clear that the original narrative was hugely misleading. Additional videos from different angles began to emerge, proving that the students did not swarm or try to block the drum-toting man; rather, he proactively approached them. We also learned that a small group of African-American men were hurling racial and homophobic insults at the boys, singling out the small number of non-white students in the group for especially grotesque abuse (including creepily telling a black student that his classmates would harvest...