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  • Dems urge Obama to release info on Russian links to DNC hack

    07/27/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/27/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    Key Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday urged the White House to publicly release any information about Russia’s alleged involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) emails. “Given the grave nature of this breach and the fact that it may ultimately be found to be a state-sponsored attempt to manipulate our presidential election, we believe a heightened measure of transparency is warranted,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) wrote in a Wednesday letter to President Obama. ADVERTISEMENT Feinstein and Schiff are the ranking members of the Senate and House Intelligence committees, respectively. The two lawmakers asked...
  • You Could Pay More to Fly Under This EPA Climate Change Rule

    07/27/2016 12:51:02 PM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Katie Tubb
    Flying used to be a luxury only the rich could afford. Advances in the airline industry making travel more efficient and affordable have expanded the mobility of hundreds of millions of Americans. But a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take air travel backward. The EPA on Monday released a final “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases from large commercial aircraft cause climate change and endanger “Americans’ health and the environment.” It comes as no surprise that the Obama administration would reach to the skies and add airplanes to the list of its regulatory targets. The administration has...
  • North Bay Town Feeling ‘Berned’ After Sanders Rally Leaves $23,000 In Unpaid Bills

    07/27/2016 12:20:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/26 | cbs
    CLOVEDALE (CBS SF) — The Mayor of Cloverdale hopes it’s just a misunderstanding, but the Bernie Sanders campaign appears to have left her small town with $23,000 in unpaid bills after it hosted their ‘A Future To Believe In’ rally last June.
  • Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult

    07/27/2016 12:06:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 3 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 07/26/2016 | Amir Nasr
    Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/26/arab-american-groups-join-partner-tech-privacy-fight-surveillance/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRNeE16TmpNR0ZpT0daaSIsInQiOiJ1QXBqd28wWmlEbnpjWUVWRDNOaDZCU2tFMmJ6NXJ2MVJyRHZpcjhGWWxPcGJ1U1VyQXFCXC9PcUN6RmJ3emRKdkJJTWJSUmtBRGRTV09XNlI4QUZHU0xybWYxQ1I5QTRqQkJrZDAxbUEwVzg9In0%3D Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance Amir Nasr   |   July 26, 2016 Privacy advocates in the technology space have a new ally in Arab American groups to help with their fight to keep U.S. surveillance at bay. They are spurred on by anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republicans. In December, Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of U.S. borders to Muslim immigrants. In March, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the country needed to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim...
  • Obsessed With Need To Control Others, Political Busybodies And Judges Trample On Liberty

    07/27/2016 11:40:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people to “join” Social Security, subsidize National Public Radio, pay for legions of needless bureaucrats in offices not authorized under the Constitution, bail out political cronies who cried “We’re too big to fail!” and so on. That kind of “liberalism” was bad enough, but the disease has of late developed new and far more vicious strains. Those involve attacks on Americans for not...
  • Donald Trump says he'd support $10 minimum wage [but let the states make the deal]

    07/27/2016 11:29:41 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/27/2016 | Tom Kludt
    Donald Trump said Tuesday he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are "too high." The Republican presidential nominee was pressed to provide a specific number by Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, who said, "there has to be a federal minimum wage." Trump initially dismissed that suggestion. "There doesn't have to be," Trump said. "I would leave it and raise it somewhat. You need to help people. I know it's not very Republican to say." "Ten bucks?" O'Reilly asked. "I would say 10. I would say 10," Trump...
  • Clinton camp laughs off questions about press conference blackout

    07/27/2016 11:28:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager can’t guarantee that the Democratic presidential candidate will hold a press conference between now and the election and laughed off questions about why she doesn’t gaggle with reporters. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Wall Street Journal, campaign manager Robby Mook burst out laughing when asked if Clinton would hold court with reporters before Election Day. “We’ll see,” he said. Clinton has still not held a press conference this year. According to an analysis by the Washington Post, it has been more than 230 days since Clinton last held one on Dec. 4, 2015.
  • Marilyn Mosby Slams Police Investigators, Baltimore Judge In Fiery Press Conference

    07/27/2016 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 61 replies
    Marilyn Mosby’s cases against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray has been by all accounts an utter failure, but the state’s attorney was nevertheless defiant on Wednesday when she announced her office is dropping charges against the three officers who still faced trial. The 36-year-old Mosby, who became a media darling last year when she announced charges against the officers for the arrest and death of Gray, complained during a press conference that the deck was stacked against her and her team of prosecutors. “While to this day we stand by the decisions, the legal theories,...
  • Tim Kaine: Under Speaker Ryan, U.S. Will Enact Amnesty in 2017

    07/27/2016 11:27:20 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine told Telemundo that House Speaker Paul Ryan would work with a President Hillary Clinton to enact amnesty within Clinton’s first 100 days in office. As the Washington Times reports: A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in “the first 100 days” of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday… [Kaine] said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.
  • Prosecutor in Freddie Gray case: I'm not anti-police

    07/27/2016 10:31:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ray Sanchez and Dana Ford
    (CNN)Shortly after being elected last year, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors like her in the troubled city had the "toughest job in America." It's not getting any easier. After three Baltimore police officers were acquitted in recent months of charges related to last year's high-profile death of Freddie Gray, prosecutors announced Wednesday they were dropping all charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Gray's death. The news was a defeat for Mosby, who had announced the charges against the six officers in May 2015 -- four months after she took the job as the...
  • Michelle Obama’s Powerful Statement at the Convention

    07/27/2016 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kimbery Fletcher
    Everyone is abuzz over Michelle Obama’s passionate speech at the convention Monday night. The most profound part of her speech came towards the end. “This November,” she said, “when we go to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.” That statement should send chills up your spine. Even if you knowledgeably agree with everything the Obama administration has done over the last eight...
  • The Man Who Tried to Kill Reagan Is Now Free. Americans Should Be Outraged.

    07/27/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 46 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Craig Shirley
    The decision to release John Hinckley Jr. from St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital after his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is outrageous, disgraceful, and a travesty of justice. No matter how much supervision he has, Hinckley cannot be trusted to move and function in society. Even though his victims, Reagan and White House press secretary James Brady, have died, Hinckley remains a threat. According to the Secret Service, he is still obsessed with Jodie Foster. Hinckley’s actions remain a terrible stain on American history and a reminder of the lifetime of damage that can be caused by one man in...
  • Trump asks Russia to find Clinton's missing emails in Doral appearance

    07/27/2016 9:57:42 AM PDT · by randita · 65 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/16 | AMY SHERMAN, ALEX DAUGHERTY AND KYRA GURNEY
    A defiant Donald Trump on Wednesday morning in South Florida called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said to a room of TV cameras at Trump National Doral. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” Trump spoke briefly and then took questions for nearly an hour on a long list of topics including Russia, his positions on immigration, trade and Israel. But the most colorful portions related to Russia, Clinton and former Democratic Party chair U.S. Rep....
  • Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.

    07/27/2016 9:04:09 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 52 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | July 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
    American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee, according to federal officials who have been briefed on the evidence. But intelligence officials have cautioned that they are uncertain whether the electronic break-in at the committee’s computer systems was intended as fairly routine cyberespionage — of the kind the United States also conducts around the world — or as part of an effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. The emails were released by WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange,...
  • Huge LA Times Poll: Trump Takes 7-Point Lead

    07/27/2016 8:55:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 July 2016
    A new national poll released Wednesday shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points. The USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election Daybreak Poll shows:Donald Trump: 47 percent Hillary Clinton 40 percent The poll surveyed 3,000 Americans. by the Los Angeles Times and the USC Dornsife Center.
  • Bill’s desperate bid to humanize Hillary shows fear she might lose

    07/27/2016 7:45:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Here’s a fact to chew on: Much of Day Two at the convention was spent trying to humanize Hillary Clinton. After 25 years in public life, she feels the need to tell us she cares. A parade of speakers warmed up the crowd by telling stories about her compassion, some of it very long ago. Getting money for New Yorkers after 9/11, helping children get health insurance, securing health care for veterans. This being a coronation, the circumstances grew in grandeur with each telling, until they made her sound like Mother Teresa. She’s so profoundly kind and tireless and honest...
  • Postal Reform Bill Doesn't Address USPS Problems

    07/27/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Despite a packed legislative agenda and shortened calendar, postal reform legislation has advanced in Congress. Both of the Senate bills shepherded by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., have stalled, but the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” passed unanimously through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform barely a month after it was introduced.The legislation, offered by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and others, includes a variety of measures members hope will shore up the Postal Service’s financial position. Unfortunately, the legislation fails to address either the financial situation or the need for the Postal Service...
  • Robert Kagan and other Neocons are Backing Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 56 replies
    The Intercept-Unofficial Sources ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.” As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s...
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 6:53:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Charges against the remaining three Baltimore Police Officers in the Freddie Gray case were dropped Wednesday morning.
  • DA: Case wasn’t about gun rights, despite protests

    07/27/2016 6:35:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    © Copyright 2016 Finger Lakes Times ^ | 07.26.16 | By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com
    <p>CANANDAIGUA — The Phelps man whose trial included protests by gun-rights advocates is going to prison.</p> <p>On Monday in Ontario County Court, Judge Craig Doran sentenced Shane Bennett, 35, to 4 and 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of parole.</p>
  • Mics on court steps not illegal

    07/27/2016 5:57:06 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 25 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | MATTHEW RENDA
    FBI Mics on Court Steps Not Illegal, Judge Rules By MATTHEW RENDA         SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — A federal judge has ruled the practice of placing recording devices at the courthouse steps in two California counties is "unsettling" but does not run afoul of constitutional guarantees against warrantless searches.     In a 17-page ruling issued July 22, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton acknowledged the practice of placing recording devices on the courthouse steps in Oakland and Martinez to capture the conversations of four defendants in a federal criminal fraud case was "unsettling," but said the four did not have a reasonable...
  • How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed

    07/27/2016 5:33:30 AM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/26/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Peddling access and elite status, the Clintons have turned progressivism into a lucrative global venture.</p> <p>Most presidents, before and after holding office, are offered multifarious opportunities to get rich, most of them unimaginable to Americans without access to influential and wealthy concerns. But none have so flagrantly circumvented laws and ethical norms as have Bill and Hillary Clinton, a tandem who in little more than a decade went from self-described financial want to a net worth likely over $100 million, or even $150 million.</p>
  • Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump

    07/27/2016 5:30:39 AM PDT · by randita · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump Decades of smearing decent Republican candidates leaves them without credibility on Trump’s demagoguery. By Jonah Goldberg — July 27, 2016 Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It’s your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify their values. You’re going to find it a very tough slog. And it’s your own damn fault. During the primaries, the task of exposing the true nature of the Trump takeover fell disproportionately to...
  • Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 5:28:20 AM PDT · by randita · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Ben Shapiro
    Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton She’s forced to defend his legacy and his happy talk. But Americans aren’t happy. By Ben Shapiro — July 27, 2016 Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble. She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in trouble because she is terrible at the game her husband invented: the game of “who cares more about people like you.” In March 1992, Bill Clinton met a member of an AIDS-activism group at an event at a nightclub in New York City. Attacked by the activist for not doing...
  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • Flashback: When the Clintons Loved Russia Enough to Sell Them Our Uranium

    07/27/2016 4:57:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    BREITBART ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Hayward
    The Democrats’ newfound paranoia about Russian influence on American affairs was certainly nowhere to be found when Hillary Clinton was cheerfully selling them a huge chunk of America’s uranium stockpile, right after a Russian bank paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech. The Uranium One story is among the incidents detailed in Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash. A quick recap: Uranium One was originally a Canadian company, bought out by Russia’s state atomic energy agency, Rosatom.
  • Investors Beware of 'False Profits' In this Market

    07/27/2016 4:17:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | July 27, 2016 | Doug Kass
    "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." -- Matthew 7:15 I try to exclude personal experiences from my diary and only include observations related to the markets. But I have to start the morning by saying that the past few days have been moving ones of monumental importance on multiple fronts for myself and my family. Let's just leave it at that. As for Wall Street this morning, aggressive liquidity continues to buoy stocks. The money is coming from a combination of the world's central banks and historically large share buybacks,...
  • French Priest the Latest Casualty in Islamist War on Christians

    07/27/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If the Obama administration needs any more clarity on what radical Islamic terrorism is all about, it was provided by Islamic State butchers in a Catholic Church in Normandy, France when they beheaded 86-year-old French priest Jacques Hamel as they chanted – wait for it “Allahu Akbhar” (God is great) As the Daily Mail reports: Two ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy forced an elderly priest to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, a terrified witness has revealed. The attackers, claimed as 'soldiers' by ISIS, were both known to...
  • While Vets Were Dying, The VA Spent $20 Million on Art

    07/27/2016 3:15:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joshua Krause
    It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014. Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s...
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 39 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • Black Lives Matter supporters march against Clinton: ‘Just hard to trust’

    07/26/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | S.A, Miller
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday. But the bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first...
  • U.S. city rolls over for radical mosque

    07/26/2016 5:54:16 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 July 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. The Friends of Smith Park started a petition drive and took its case to the Bloomington City Council with a formal complaint Monday night. At issue is the Dar al-Farooq mosque, which WND has previously reported has a record of turning Somali refugees into jihadists for ISIS and other terror groups.
  • Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As Refugees

    Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As RefugeesWASHINGTON ― The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand programs that allow Central Americans to come to the U.S. as refugees, acknowledging that the current system hasn’t stopped people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from entering the country without authorization. The policy changes, which officials said will go into effect in the next few months, will not apply to all Central Americans seeking entry into the U.S. They will, however, expand eligibility for one key program, the Central American Minors program, and provide more assistance...
  • Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

    07/26/2016 5:29:59 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    The first 57 seconds of James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video interview, of a Clinton delegate from California, confirms what many have long suspected: Hillary Clinton’s real goal of complete and total confiscation of all firearms from every American citizen is being hidden behind benign and persuasive phrases such as “common sense gun control” and “protect our families,” etc. It also reveals what happens when the “useful idiot” in the video learns that she has been exposed for what she is: a mouthpiece for the movement to disarm America and ultimately turn it into a totalitarian state. Most importantly it reveals...
  • Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives

    07/26/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51. It’s 14. That’s right. As the US Bureau of Justice reports: “The single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.” Why so young? Because people tend to have sex with people around their own age, which means young people tend to...
  • DNC Promoting an all-male charter school? (Vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:01:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    This is the school just promoted by the DNC. It's gender segregated. Republicans support that; Dems oppose and the ACLU has gone after schools for segregating courses like math or science by gender despite evidence it helps kids. It also appears to be a charter school. Republicans support school choice and charter schools; Dems oppose. Did they screen this before promoting a Republican concept at the DNC?
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • CLINTON, DEMS PUT GUN CONTROL AT CENTER OF CONVENTION STAGE

    07/26/2016 4:26:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | July 26, 2016 | KEN THOMAS AND CATHERINE LUCEY
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention. "They're too easily accessible to everyone, even children. You can go out on the street and get a gun," said Terrez McCleary of Philadelphia, who lost her 21-year-old daughter to gun violence in 2009 and was among a few hundred people held a rally against gun violence Tuesday in Philadelphia's Logan Square.
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Convention Votes to Make History

    07/26/2016 4:24:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    Breaking a historic barrier, Democrats triumphantly chose Hillary Clinton as their White House nominee Tuesday night, the first woman to ever lead a major political party into the general election.
  • Zero concealed carry permits issued since at least 2006; court cases may change that. (HI)

    07/26/2016 4:21:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    WestHawaiiToday ^ | 7/26/2016 | Graham Milldrum
    No one on the Big Island has been issued a concealed carry license and that is unlikely to change any time soon in the wake of a recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling, attorneys say. The ruling made clear that states can continue to require applicants for concealed carry permits prove they have a need for the weapon, which is what Hawaii has been doing for years. “There is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” the Ninth Circuit Court opined in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. The Circuit covers...
  • White House announces surge for Central American refugees

    07/26/2016 3:44:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    New program goes beyond children, allows uncles, aunts, grandparents to applyThe Obama administration on Tuesday invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others “related” to the kids. Officials said they have no guess as to how many people might apply, but said it could be “significant” surge, and they said they expect it to be a “lasting” trend. Officials also announced that Costa Rica has agreed to...
  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 10 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...
  • Rendell: Trump’s Trade Message Is Resonating in Pennsylvania — ‘This State Is in Play’

    07/26/2016 12:45:17 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Rendell said, “I warn Democrats Donald Trump is giving a message that is resonating with white blue collar workers who worked in factory who worked on construction crews. We would be naive if we didn’t understand that exists So this state is in play.”
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law

    07/26/2016 12:07:50 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER July 26, 2016|2:38 pm The Democratic National Committee helped push a national narrative opposing the contreversial North Carolina transgender bathroom law and officials seemingly celebrated the potential for economic struggles to hit the state following the law's passage earlier this year, emails leaked by WikiLeaks last weekend show. After North Carolina passed a law in March that allows places of public accommodation to enforce their own bathroom policies and requires people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex, LGBT rights groups,...
  • Bernie Sanders ‘Shunned’ His Socialist Friends

    07/26/2016 11:34:40 AM PDT · by Pollard · 30 replies
    daily caller ^ | 07/17/2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders “shunned” some of his closest personal friends as he moved away from Vermont socialist circles and into big-time Democratic Party politics, and the resentment still lingers today. Sanders’ political star is rising as he positions himself as a left-wing alternative to Hillary Clinton. His rallies are drawing major crowds and helping drive the Democratic Party’s voter registration and mobilization efforts among liberals disenchanted by Wall Street-friendly Clinton. But as the media praises Sanders’ “socialist” credentials, socialists in the senator’s home state said there’s no love lost between them.