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  • In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

    12/04/2016 8:58:59 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 5, 2016 | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side.
  • 1 in 5 D.C. Killers Were Set Free by "Sentencing Reform"

    12/04/2016 8:18:28 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sentencing reform, a euphemism that the pro-crime lobby uses to mean going soft on criminals, is championed by the left and by some elements on the right. This Washington Post story shows the terrible effects of sentencing reform on the victims of criminals freed to rape and kill. Hundreds of criminals sentenced by D.C. judges under an obscure local law crafted to give second chances to young adult offenders have gone on to rob, rape or kill residents of the nationís capital. The original intent of the law was to rehabilitate inexperienced criminals under the age of 22. The Districtís†Youth...
  • A Return to the Republic: A Game Plan for Donald Trump

    12/04/2016 8:15:57 PM PST · by VitacoreVision
    The New American ^ | 04 December 2016 | John F. McManus
    The following statement was solicited and then aired, along with the thoughts of others, via the nationwide ďConnecting the DotsĒ radio program on November 22, 2016. We were asked what advice would we give to incoming President of the United States Donald Trump.Mr. Trump, I suggest that you add to your goal of making America great again the following statement: ďAmerica became great, not because of what government did, but because of what government was prevented from doing by the U.S. Constitution.ĒYou should consider that, were the Constitution fully adhered to, the federal government would shrink to 20 percent its...
  • Green Berets in Islamic State fight frustrated with top brass micromanagement

    12/04/2016 7:58:29 PM PST · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The secretive teams of Green Berets guiding rebels in northeast Syria have expressed frustration with the amount of micromanagement they receive from a top-heavy headquarters in Iraq and the United States. Special Forces sources tell of support staff watching the free-spirited Green Berets on reconnaissance aircraft and then criticizing their performance as they conduct the mission officially described as ďtrain, advise and assistĒ the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces. The Americans and SDF are fighting their way toward Raqqa, the Islamic State terrorist armyís home base in Syria. Some of the ďassistingĒ has drawn the Americans into firefights. One officer chalked...
  • Ford CEO turns to Trump to help blunt EPAís regulatory surge

    12/04/2016 7:51:27 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | John Smith
    Ford Motor company CEO, Mark Fields, a staunch Trump opponent during the presidential campaign, now wants the President Elect to help with EPAís surprise decision to keep long term fuel economy targets in place. A mid-term review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets set in 2012 kicked off earlier this year, but the timing of the agencyís recent decision to maintain the 54.5 mile-per-gallon goal reeks of politics, Fields claims. For automakers, reaching 54.5 mpg means extra costs. To avoid this, Ford is prepared to turn to its election campaign sparring partner ó President-elect Donald Trump ó for help.
  • Green Party Changes Strategy, Will Seek Pennsylvania Recount (Through Federal Court)

    12/04/2016 7:51:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Phil Helsel
    The Green Party shifted strategy in its recount effort Saturday, saying it will pursue a statewide effort in Pennsylvania in federal rather than state court. The move came hours after the Green Party dropped its state court case seeking a recount in the battleground state, which narrowly voted for Trump. The lead attorney for the Jill Stein-led recount effort later said that the state court is not able to tackle what he called "pervasive" problems. "Make no mistake ó the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania," attorney Jonathan Abady said in the statement late...
  • Naming a secretary of state

    12/04/2016 7:44:54 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | David Keene
    President-elect Donald Trump is having a heckuva time deciding on who to nominate as secretary of State. It began with former New York Mayor Rudy Giulianiís insistence that he wanted and deserves the job as payback for the yeoman work he did for candidate Trump when many leading Republicans were, shall we say, less than enthusiastic in their support of his fellow New Yorker. The mayor is an up-front sort of fellow, but trying to force a new presidentís hand as he did is not always the best approach for a cabinet wannabe who might have a hard time being...
  • Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship

    12/04/2016 7:24:26 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names werenít properly run through the FBIís name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend. Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total. The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House...
  • Pelosi: Dems don't want 'new direction'

    12/04/2016 7:03:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2016 | Robert King
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed problems with the Democratic Party, saying that the party's values "unify us." "I don't think that people want a new direction," Pelosi said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "Our values are supporting working families. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families.
  • Oakland building where fire victims died was source of complaints

    12/04/2016 6:48:20 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | Jill Tucker & others
    It was known as the Ghost Ship, a large, gray-walled warehouse with a skull and other artwork painted on the outside and chock-full of hand-built spaces tailored for musicians and artisans. But over the past decade, the 4,000-square-foot structure at 1305 31st Ave. was better known to city zoning and fire officials as a source of complaints about illegal residential uses, all-night dance parties and general blight.
  • The State Department and The Secretary of StateÖ

    12/04/2016 6:35:45 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    The Consevative Treehouse ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Sundance
    I have been reluctant to engage in speculation over potential Secretary of State candidates because the discussion therein is fraught with far too many nuances to outline succinctly without walking ourselves through a mine-field almost too complex to digest. Suffice to say, anyone who has followed politics for any substantive amount of time knows the inherent issue with an operational entity, The U.S. State Department, whose entire mission has been at the epicenter of ctrl-left globalist advocacy.
  • China Joins Mexico and Finds Out President-elect Donald Trump Wasnít KiddingÖ

    12/04/2016 6:04:45 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec.4, 2016 | Sundance
    President-elect Donald Trump reminds the world ďAmerica-FirstĒ is a policy, not a suggestion:
  • Trump gets chance to remake the courts

    12/04/2016 5:23:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump has a chance to stack the courts with conservative judges, thrilling Republicans who suddenly have the opportunity to remake the judicial system. Conservatives watched with dismay as Congress confirmed 327 of President Obamaís judicial nominees, fearing it would further entrench liberal control of the courts. Now the tables have turned. Trump could come into office with around 117 judicial vacancies to fill, and unlike Obama in his first term, will need only 51†votes†in the Senate to confirm his nominees.
  • San Francisco city officials to ask Kate Steinleís family to dismiss lawsuit

    12/04/2016 5:17:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    kron4.com ^ | 12/4/16 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) ó The U.S. government and the City of San Francisco are asking Kate Steinleís family to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit in a hearing on Friday. Kate Steinle was shot and killed in July of 2015 on Pier 14 along San Franciscoís waterfront. Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, has been charged in the murder. Lopez-Sanchez was released from the San Francisco City Jail in Apil.
  • Harry Reidís Ďnuclear optioní clears path for Donald Trumpís Cabinet nominees

    12/04/2016 4:49:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Democrats are increasingly antsy over the lineup President-elect Donald Trump has announced for his Cabinet, but they are also powerless to do very much to stop him ó thanks to their own leader, Sen. Harry Reid. Itís unlikely Mr. Reid had a President Trump in mind when he pulled the so-called ďnuclear optionĒ trigger three years ago, changing Senate rules to eviscerate the use of a filibuster to block presidential nominees. Set up to help President Obamaís picks overcome GOP opposition, those same rules now will clear the path for Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the new attorney general, Rep....
  • Benjamin Netanyahu To discuss 'Bad' Iran Nuclear Deal With Donald Trump

    12/04/2016 4:49:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Benjamin Netanyahu To discuss 'Bad' Iran Nuclear Deal With Donald Trump During the US election campaign, Trump called the nuclear pact a ďdisasterĒ and ďthe worst deal ever negotiatedĒ. He has also said it would be hard to overturn an agreement enshrined in a United Nations resolution. Speaking to the Saban Forum on the Middle East in Washington via satellite from Jerusalem, Netanyahu said: ďIsrael is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons ... That has not changed and will not change. ďAs far as President-elect Trump, I look forward to speaking to him about what to do about...
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    12/04/2016 3:59:15 PM PST · by Brilliant · 35 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Darwin BondGraham
    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • Feds halt construction, deny final permits for Dakota Access pipeline

    12/04/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by cowpoke · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2016 | Devin Henry
    Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project to determine if there are other ways to route the pipeline to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River...
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about ďvoter fraud,Ē they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • Fearing Loss of U.S. Money Under Trump, New York Begins Urgent Review

    12/04/2016 12:34:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    NYT's ^ | 12/2/16 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    Officials are conducting an urgent review of the billions of dollars that New York City receives each year from the federal government to identify the streams of money that may be most at risk once President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office. Mr. Trump, a Republican, has threatened to punish cities that defy his efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, and there is also concern that the Republican-controlled Congress may seek to slash longstanding aid programs. ďThereís urgency because the threat seems greater than itís been,Ē said Tony Shorris, the first deputy mayor, referring to the effort to identify which programs may...
  • Bolton on Trump's Taiwan Call: China Doesn't Tell Us Who We Can Talk To

    12/04/2016 11:57:04 AM PST · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Fex News ^ | December 4, 2016
    Therefore, Trump's discussion with Tsai has been seen by some as a breach of protocol, but Bolton disagreed: "Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to. It's ridiculous to think that the phone call upsets decades of anything." He noted Taiwan, with a population of 20 million, has a democratic government, a free press and a free-market economic system.
  • Petraeus admits he didn't vote for Trump or Clinton

    12/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who is vying for the top diplomatic post in the next administration, said Sunday he did not cast a ballot in last month's presidential election. "I don't vote, so that's an easy answer," Petraeus told ABC News when asked if he backed President-elect Trump in his campaign against defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
  • Donald Trump Warns of 35% Tariff For Companies That Move Abroad

    12/04/2016 11:27:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 2016-12-04 | Mahita Gajanan
    Trump warned companies of ďretribution or consequencesĒ for leaving the U.S. Donald Trump warned U.S. companies of ďretribution or consequences,Ē such as a massive tariff, if they leave the country. In a series of early morning tweets Sunday, Trump said companies with offshore factories would face a 35% tax on products they want to sell back in the U.S. ďThe U.S. is going to substantialy [sic] reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will...
  • Plans to restore NASA mission control room remain in limbo

    12/04/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 4, 2016 1:03 PM EST
    Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center when man first reached the moon have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo. Officials at Johnson Space Center in Houston say the restoration of Mission Operation Control Room 2 is a priority, but note that NASA has other priorities too. Ö
  • Trump's Carrier deal confuses corporate welfare with free markets

    12/04/2016 11:05:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Because market freedoms create an environment for economic growth, thriving businesses and job creation, many people confuse "pro-market policies" with "pro-business" favors. But they aren't the same thing, and President-elect Trump hurts his own agenda when he conflates the two. He did so at the Indiana Carrier plant Thursday, when he announced a deal to keep some Mexico-bound Carrier jobs in Indiana. The deal is bad policy because it is loaded with at least $7 million in corporate welfare. It's bad politics because it rhetorically demolishes the crucial distinction between free-market policy on one hand, which benefits all businesses and...
  • Illegal Immigrant Dreamers Get Help From Senators For Full Legal Status

    12/04/2016 10:58:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal Immigrant Dreamers Get Help From Senators For Full Legal Status By Stephen Dinan - December 1, 2016. After the White House ruled out a pardon for illegal immigrant Dreamers, a bipartisan group of senators vowed Thursday to write a bill next year granting them full legal status ó though they will need to persuade a President Trump to back their effort. Two veterans of the last major immigration fight, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said trying to deport some 740,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers would be inhumane. They said they will...
  • Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

    12/04/2016 10:55:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | Jen Fifield Stateline.org
    WASHINGTON ó All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates...
  • Vicious Palestinian Politics

    12/04/2016 9:40:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    The mills of democratic politics in Palestinian organizations grind slowly, if they ever grind at all. This was borne out once again at the 7th General Congress of the Fatah section of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) held in Ramallah, the capital of the West Bank, on November 29, 2016, the anniversary of the day in 1947 when the UN General Assembly approved the Partition of Palestine. This was the first such conference since 2009. It was attended by 1400 delegates compared with 2355 in 2009. The main function of the Congress was to elect the leader of Fatah, the...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Snowden says Petraeus disclosed Ďfar more highly classifiedí secrets Ďthan I ever didí

    12/04/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus ó under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trumpís secretary of state ó disclosed ďinformation that was far more highly classified than I ever didĒ and yet never ďspent a single day in jail.Ē
  • How does John Bolton stack up against other SecState contenders?

    12/04/2016 7:20:37 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/4/2016 | Arnold Cusmariu
    ...... let us see how four candidates fare: Governor Mitt Romney, General David Petraeus, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Ambassador John Bolton. Romney, Petraeus, and Giuliani would not hit the ground running day one. By the time they are up to speed, more than likely several months later, State's career diplomats will have figured out how to maneuver around whatever changes might come their way. This would happen because the local team inherently has a field advantage over the visitors. As former U.N. ambassador, Bolton knows State as well as Mattis knows the Pentagon.
  • Sheriff Babeu Ė In A Month Weíre Going After The Criminals Obamaís Been Protecting

    12/04/2016 7:17:07 AM PST · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rick Wells
    Sheriff Paul Babeu can barely contain his enthusiasm for what lies ahead after January 20th. Itís a time when he and other law enforcement professionals, both local and at the federal level, finally get to return to doing the job the people pay them to do. Itís the wondrous time when the obstructionist scofflaws currently occupying and abusing positions will be kicked to the curb. Rick Wells reported: They play a couple of quotes from President-elect Trump during his thank you tour stop in Cincinnati. In one he pledges to restore our sovereignty, a huge commitment that is diametrically opposed...
  • G.O.P. Plans Immediate Repeal of Health Law, Then a Delay

    12/04/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    NYT's ^ | 12/2/16 | ROBERT PEAR, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    WASHINGTON ó Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump promised. But they also are likely to delay the effective date so that they have several years to phase out President Obamaís signature achievement. This emerging ďrepeal and delayĒ strategy, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan discussed this week with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, underscores a growing recognition that replacing the health care law will be technically complicated and could be politically explosive. Since the law was signed by Mr. Obama in March 2010, 20 million uninsured people...
  • Trump Base Still Expanding Ė Blue Collar Workers OptimisticÖ

    12/04/2016 6:43:51 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 57 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | Sundance
    As the Democrat Party continues to debate how to regain their relevance, the Trump coalition continues to grow even after the election. Donald Trumpís political influence as a businessman, now President-elect, exists in that rare authentic space where traditional politicians have consistently failed. Not only is Trump completely reshaping the republican party, more importantly heís establishing a coalition that will overwhelm any DC opposition in the short-term, and make any political opposition futile in the long-term. Legendary winning!
  • Oakland warehouse was a cluttered Ďdeath trapí . . . (trunc)

    12/04/2016 6:30:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2016 | Liam Dillon, Ben Poston, & others
    Full title: Oakland warehouse was a cluttered Ďdeath trapí filled with pianos, RVs, but no fire sprinklers, former residents say Excerpt: The Oakland warehouse where at least nine people were killed at a late-night concert was a deadly blaze waiting to happen. People who previously lived there recalled a building that lacked fire sprinklers and had a staircase partly made of wooden pallets. Partygoers recalled a rabbit warren of rooms crammed with belongings ó pianos, organs, antique furniture, doors and half-finished sculptures.
  • U. Virginia police officer shouts ĎMake America Great Again,í forced to resign

    12/04/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 19, 2016
    A University of Virginia police officer has resigned for ďabuse of a PA systemĒ after he shouted ďMake America Great AgainĒ at students on election night. According to The Cavalier Daily, student protesters who intruded on a Board of Visitors meeting back on the 11th†included a demand for the firing of three officers allegedly associated with the public address ďabuse,Ē and wanted a ďre-evaluation of [Ö] tuition dollars going to the University Police Department.Ē
  • Biggest union reaches deal with California government [SEIU Local 1000]

    12/03/2016 11:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 4:47 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    Californiaís largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brownís administration. If workers ratify the deal, it would bring to a close contentious negotiations that led to a strike threat and allegations of bad-faith bargaining. Service Employees International Union Local 1000 didnít immediately release the terms of the deal, but union President Yvonne Walker said in a statement that it achieves improvements in compensation, professional development, working conditions, and health and safety. Ö
  • AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

    12/03/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/16 | JESSE BYRNES
    AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities © Getty President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition. Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 169 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obamaís health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. [Ö] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the lawís critics ďcanít just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where weíre headed.Ē He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a ďphased-in way.Ē Ö
  • Giuliani, Romney no longer top contenders for Secretary of State, sources say

    According to two people close to the transition, Trump is moving away from two of the front-runners for the job, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee. Giuliani's international business ties and public campaigning for the job are said to have rankled Trump. And while Trump has met twice with Romney, he's said to be aware of the risks of angering his supporters by tapping a Republican who was among his fiercest critics. Former CIA director David Petraeus is still in the mix, though both people close to the transition said Trump's prolonged...
  • [Video] UN's Agenda 2030 is Every Totalitarian's Dream

    12/03/2016 6:46:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American / Youtube ^ | 02 December 2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is pushing sustainable development goals, also known as "Agenda 2030", which is contrived of 17 goals which the United Nations aims to achieve globally by the year 2030.Foreign Correspondent Alex Newman breaks down a few of these goals and shows that the real agenda is global tyranny. Alexís findings should be beyond alarming for Americans and humanity as a whole. The New Americanhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/
  • What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

    12/03/2016 6:16:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies
    National Review ^ | November 23, 2016 | by Clarke Forsythe
    President-elect Trumpís reconfirmation recently on 60 Minutes that he will nominate ďpro-life judgesĒ has sparked some unprecedented media focus on what will happen when Roe v. Wade is overturned. This focus is long overdue. The notion of Supreme Court justices acting as public-health officials ranking the priority of abortion as health care, deciding what standards should apply to the practice in clinics from coast to coast, and deciding what credentials are suitable for abortionists would have astounded the great justices of the past. Thatís why it has to be dressed up as some solemn ďconstitutional rightĒ that obscures the Courtís...
  • Keith Ellison on his job as congressman and DNC chair: ĎAll there is to do is to vote noí

    12/03/2016 6:03:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2016 | John Sexton
    Congressman Keith Ellison argued Friday at a gathering of Democrats that he could take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and keep his job in congress because, ‚ÄúAll there is to do is to vote ‚Äėno‚Äô.‚ÄĚThe Friday gathering in Denver was viewed as a try out for the various contenders for the DNC post being vacated by interim chairwoman Donna Brazile. Appearing by video, Howard Dean made a surprise announcement that he would no longer be seeking the DNC chairmanship. That was good news for Ellison who is considered the leading contender for the job. However, one thing...
  • Rep. McCaul: Yes, we will build a wall, put Mexico on a ďpayment planĒ and enforce the law

    12/03/2016 5:22:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Michael McCaul
    Donald Trump campaigned on a big promise: he would secure our border and confront the illegal immigration crisis head-on. A lot of people doubted him. And why not? Politicians have been promising to do this for years, and they have let Americans down every single time. Thatís all about to change. Starting next month, the people are going to get what they asked for. We are going to build the wall. Period. In the process, I pledge to stand side-by-side with the Trump administration to throw out Obamaís reckless immigration policies and start enforcing our nationís laws. In fact, we...
  • Wisconsin Recount Day 2 Totals: Trump Inches Further Ahead in Dec. 3 Numbers Update

    12/03/2016 3:32:34 PM PST · by bigbob · 44 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 12-2-16 | Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin recount totals for day 2 show that Donald Trump has inched ahead by a couple additional votes. Three to be exact. The Wisconsin Election Commission posts recount data on a spreadsheet every day. The latest spreadsheet totals as of 1:30 p.m. CST on December 3 show that the recount isnít changing much, although a smattering of errors have been found throughout the state. The candidates each lost and gained a smattering of votes in towns, cities, and villages that are reporting, so any losses were basically cancelled out. The Election Commission doesnít tally the returns, but, rather, just posts...
  • Ku Klux Klan marches in Roxboro celebrating Trump win (barf)

    12/03/2016 3:30:00 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 61 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/3/2016 | WRAL-TV
    Roxboro, N.C. ó A caravan of about 20 vehicles organized by the Ku Klux Klan celebrated President-Elect Donald Trump's win with Confederate and American flags Saturday afternoon in Roxboro. Officers blocked several intersections along U.S. Highway 501, so the convoy would move and exit the city quickly. ďWe learned late this afternoon the group wanted to come to Roxboro. I want to thank our law enforcement partners who helped us close intersections so the group could enter and leave the city as fast as possible,Ē Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said in a statement. He said the group posted the...
  • Arabs insist activists stop visiting Amona

    12/03/2016 3:26:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/16
    Activists from the Arab village of Silwad, with help from leftists NGO Yesh Din, sent a letter to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requesting the government stop activists stop heading to Amona. They also asked that the temporary structures built to house activists be destroyed immediately. According to the Arabs, activists go to Amona for the express purpose of resisting the Israeli Supreme Court's orders. The Supreme Court has ordered that Amona's residents be expelled and their homes destroyed on December 25. In the letter, the Arabs "reminded" Mandelblit that he had requested to delay the expulsion and destruction of Amona,...
  • Four resign from Talihina veterans center after resident found with maggots in wound

    12/03/2016 3:19:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/2/16 | Barbara Hoberack
    Four staff members at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Talihina facility have resigned after a resident who later died was found with maggots in a wound, the agency said. Executive Director Myles Deering said the maggots were discovered while the patient was alive but were not the cause of his death. He said the man came into the center with an infection. ďHe did not succumb as a result of the parasites,Ē Deering said Tuesday. ďHe succumbed as a result of the sepsis.Ē Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. A physicianís assistant and three nurses, including...
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 72 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

    12/03/2016 2:15:26 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 6 replies
    Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected. Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. "It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations," said Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the Tomah VA Center in a press briefing earlier this week. "During all of the orientation, he...