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  • Trump considering pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson after call from Sylvester Stallone

    04/21/2018 2:11:32 PM PDT · by ethom · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/18 03:33 PM EDT | BY BRETT SAMUELS -
    President Trump said Saturday he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxer Jack Johnson at the urging of actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” he continued. Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion of the world. An all-white jury convicted him in 1913 for transporting a woman across state lines for “immoral purposes,” which was illegal...
  • Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses

    04/21/2018 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    An unpublished Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study confirms Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck’s findings of more than two million defensive handgun uses (DGUs) per year. Since the early 1990s, Kleck has maintained that there is a minimum of 760,000 DGUs annually. That is his low estimate; Kleck and research partner Marc Gertz have contended the actual number is closer to 2.5 million. Kleck reaffirmed his numbers on February 17, 2015, explaining that while plenty of naysayers have criticized his findings, none have been able to offer empirical evidence to counter them. Now, a CDC study conducted...
  • Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump Agenda Is Dead’ if Democrats Win Majority in 2018

    04/21/2018 1:53:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT) declared in a New York Times interview on Friday that President Trump’s agenda will be “dead” if Democrats win the majority in the House or Senate in 2018. “If Democrats control either the House or the Senate, Trump’s agenda is dead,” Sanders told the Times. Sanders aimed at Democrat Party fundraising organizations, such as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), for not supporting progressive grassroots candidates. “The establishment Democrats are still, I think, looking toward candidates who can self-fund,” Sanders said. Sanders gained a foothold in the 2016 Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton by raising money...
  • Anti-Gun Left Targets Chris Cox’s Home, Wife’s Business

    04/21/2018 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/21/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The anti-gun left has apparently fully embraced that old saying from the late sixties and early seventies: the personal is political. It’s not enough to protest the NRA’s headquarters, call its leaders Nazis and ask how many kids have they killed today in tediously un-original chants. Now they’re attacking their homes and families. National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox says his house was splashed with fake blood — twice. Then, someone made a fake website for his wife’s interior design business, altering images of artwork to show photos of child gun violence victims. Last week, two gun control activists...
  • Anatomy of a Political Smear Confirmed – James Comey January Briefing Was Scripted by Clapper

    04/21/2018 8:44:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/20/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Generally I would not refer so strongly to a prior discussion thread if the latest information did not absolutely confirm what was originally suspected. On January 10th, 2017 we discussed “The Anatomy of a Modern Political Smear“, where we connected the dots, as they were happening in-real-time between James Comey, the Obama intelligence community and the media, specifically CNN. {Please See Here}
  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among the common misperceptions in the letter are:“The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • DNC Files Frivolous Campaign Lawsuit, Trump Campaign Responds: We Look Forward To Discovery…

    04/21/2018 8:40:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    In a pathetic attempt to keep pushing the vast Russian conspiracy narrative; and trying to get out in front of growing evidence that former Obama administration, government officials, DNC and weaponized government conspired to assist Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid; the DNC has filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign accusing their opposition of what they are transparently guilty of. New York – The Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that alleges a massive conspiracy to swing the 2016 election in favor of the president. The complaint, filed in...
  • SR 99 tunnel slated for fall opening: What to know about tolling, viaduct closure & more

    04/21/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Q13 FOX ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tyler Slauson
    SEATTLE -- Bertha finished boring the path for a new tunnel under Seattle nearly one year ago. Since then, construction crews have finished installing a double-deck highway end-to-end inside the tunnel. That leaves crews to finish installing and testing the $3.2 billion tunnel's advanced operational and safety systems. So when will the tunnel open? How much will tolls cost? And what happens to the Alaskan Way Viaduct? When will the tunnel open and what happens to the viaduct? After the tunnel is finished, crews will close the Alaskan Way Viaduct for several weeks to realign the highway to the tunnel....
  • Trump: Times, third rate reporter Haberman are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen

    04/21/2018 8:18:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 21, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use.... ....non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if.... ....it...
  • Delingpole: Greenie Reveals His Inner Eco-Fascist – Unleash ‘Regulatory Hell’

    04/21/2018 7:46:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | James Delingpole
    Beneath the warm cuddly exterior of the bunny-hugging greenie beats the heart of a fascist. If you ever doubted it, check out this Vox interview with William T Vollmann. Vollmann is an award-winning author and war correspondent once described as the most “ambitious, audacious writer working in America today” and tipped as a plausible Nobel Prize for Literature candidate. He claims once to have been a climate change ‘denier’ but not any more. The climate change threat is so dire, he believes, that only the most drastic solutions will do: It’s not just what some consumer does at home. It’s...
  • Trial Lawyers Still Don't Have a Winning Case Against Monsanto

    04/21/2018 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Trial lawyers hoping to take a big bite out of food producer Monsanto’s bottom line with a lawsuit over its most popular weed-killer have run into a problem – the judge who they need to convince their arguments are valid is not buying it.In 2015, the International Agency for Research and Cancer, based in Lyon, France, declared glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed-killer, a “probably human carcinogen.”No other scientific body has reached that conclusion. Indeed, the Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is safe for humans when used in accordance with label directions, the National Institute...
  • There Is No Such Thing As ‘Newsworthy’ Exception To Attorney-Client Confidentiality

    04/21/2018 5:27:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    President Trump and his supporters made headway in accusing the Federal government of violating or endangering attorney-client privilege. They’re not wrong. The attorney-client privilege is recognized by our Supreme Court as one of the oldest recognized privileges for confidential communications. See Hunt v. Blackburn, 128 U. S. 464 (1888). The privilege is intended to encourage "full and frank communication between attorneys and their clients and thereby promote broader public interests in the observance of law and the administration of justice,” the Supreme Court explained in 1982. And, in 1998, the Supreme Court confirmed that attorney-client confidentiality is so important to...
  • Jerry Brown Won't Apologize for Pardoning Criminal Illegals

    04/21/2018 4:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | Melanie Arter
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday defended his decision last month to pardon five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, saying he makes “no apologies.” ... Brown pardoned two Cambodian refugees - one of whom was convicted of domestic violence and the other for drug possession. He also pardoned Daniel Maher, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbery using a firearm; Sergio Mena, who was sentenced in 2003 for drug possession; and Acevedo Alaniz, who was served five months for vehicle theft. Trump criticized the move in a March 31 tweet, saying, “Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown pardoned 5 criminal illegal aliens...
  • Jeff Sessions said his future as attorney general might be tied to Rod Rosenstein's fate: Report

    04/20/2018 7:00:15 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 196 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/18 | Wash Examiner
  • NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

    04/20/2018 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | April 18, 2018
    Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space. News conference audio and presentation slides will stream live on NASA’s website. Kilopower could provide safe, efficient and plentiful energy for future robotic and human space exploration missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. The experiment was conducted November 2017 through March 2018 at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). News conference participants include: James Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA’s...
  • Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

    04/20/2018 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Deb Richman
    WASHINGTON – Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and rights groups critical of her activities related to the shredding of 92 videotapes in 2005 and her overall role in the CIA's harsh interrogation program, which critics have portrayed as one of the shadiest chapters in the agency's history. Friday's release, however, did not satisfy opponents who want to know...
  • North and South Korea make first call on hotline set up ahead of summit with Kim Jong-un

    04/20/2018 5:43:52 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 16 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 20 APRIL 2018 • 3:13PM | Nicola Smith - taipei, Julian Ryall - tokyo
    North and South Korea on Friday set up their first ever direct telephone hotline between their leaders, ahead of a historic summit next week that aims to resolve nuclear tensions with Pyongyang and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. An official in Seoul confirmed that a successful four minute test call was conducted between South Korea’s presidential office and Pyongyang’s most powerful institution, the State Affairs Commission. “The connection was smooth and the voice quality was very good. It was like calling next door,” he said. The hotline is intended to prevent misunderstandings between the neighbouring countries, who are still...
  • Weekly Update: Justice for the Deep State?!

    04/20/2018 5:11:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 20, 208 | Tom Fitton
    Has Justice Finally Caught Up With Andrew McCabe? What is FBI Hiding About the Comey Book? Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Comey-Mueller Communications Has Justice Finally Caught Up With Andrew McCabe? The Justice Department Inspector General reportedly issued a criminal referral of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington. The wheels of justice may have finally caught up with McCabe for repeatedly lying under oath to investigators. It’s high time America had some accountability for his misconduct. We uncovered documents about McCabe’s conflicted handling of the Clinton investigation that should have triggered action...
  • Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too

    04/20/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 264 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trump’s fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBI’s raid April 9 on the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
  • Diamond and Silk to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee over Facebook Censorship

    04/20/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | BEN KEW
    Popular pro-Trump internet duo Diamond and Silk will testify before the House Judiciary Committee over growing concerns that social media companies such as Facebook are routinely censoring and suppressing conservative content. The duo, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, will attend a panel alongside Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and CEO of the News Media Alliance David Chavern to “examine social media filtering and policing practices.” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a leading voice on social media censorship who grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the issue last week, will also testify before the committee. Rep....