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  • Mueller keeps fishing in back channels, casting a new fly line in Seychelles

    03/08/2018 11:28:16 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Oh, desperation, thy name is Robert Mueller! Or something like that. Going against all precedent to see a crime where there never was one, the special counsel is now pursuing the potential back channels Trump administration officials set up with the Russians in Seychelles shortly before he took office. According to a Washington Post
  • FBI Agent, Estranged Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Crownsville Home

    03/08/2018 11:25:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 3/8 | Phil Davis and E.B. Furgurson III
    An FBI agent and his estranged wife were killed in Crownsville Wednesday morning in what Anne Arundel County police say was a murder-suicide on the day the two were expected back in divorce court. Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of Arundel Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. Police said the caller had dialed 911 on behalf of another woman who “was being threatened by her recently estranged husband.” Upon arriving at the home, officers found a man and a woman outside a home who’d both been stabbed, the department said, adding that...
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces ‘America First’ Policy

    03/08/2018 11:22:14 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 7 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 8, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    USCIS Director Announces They Will Put America First In Mission Statement The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department announced that they will move towards an ‘America First’ approach to their responsibilities. They now promise to prioritize the the interests of American citizens in their decision-making as well as consider national security and safety as their primary concern moving forward. Why this wasn’t the case before is beyond me. Here’s the full statement by current USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna: “In my short time as director of USCIS, I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication that employees...
  • The Clinton Dossier Gang That Knew Nothing

    03/08/2018 11:16:57 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 8, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I know nothing,” isn’t just the motto of Sergeant Schultz. It’s also the Clinton motto. And Christopher Steele, the Brit whom the Clinton campaign hired to find out things for them, also knows nothing. Or at least that’s the theme of the sprawling New Yorker profile of Steele, his dossier and his associates. Steele, Jane Mayer, its authoress, tells us, is a brilliant researcher and we should take his word about all his allegations involving President Trump. Even the ones that aren’t true and don’t make any sense. But he doesn’t know anything.
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster [2002]

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Tuesday, December 10, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a...
  • How a Trade War Escalates: Europe retaliates against U.S. exports and Republican states.

    03/08/2018 10:37:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 128 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2018
    The European Union on Wednesday released its target list of retaliatory tariffs on American exports worth $3.5 billion if President Trump pushes ahead with his steel and aluminum tariffs. This is how Mr. Trump’s trade irruptions could imperil American exporters and become a destructive spiral. The EU is acting with some restraint—for now—in crafting a narrow list of items on which to impose tariffs, including bourbon, orange juice, corn, ladders and motor boats. None are vital to European industry, but they are politically shrewd in targeting exports from states represented by Republicans on Capitol Hill. The point is to punish...
  • Man Arrested Over Giving Teacher Sign Saying ‘Gun’

    03/08/2018 10:26:39 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 03/08/18 | Tom Knighton
    In the wake of Parkland, people are thinking of how vulnerable our schools may be. Right now, the debate is raging over how best to protect our children. Are school resource officers enough–that is, assuming they actually enter the building, of course–or should we allow teachers to be armed? It’s clear that something needs to be done. For one man in Wisconsin, doing something may well have included showing just how vulnerable one elementary school currently is. A Madison man has been arrested and banned from Shorewood Hills Elementary School after he handed a piece of cardboard with “gun” written...
  • Some of the California 'sanctuary' laws targeted by feds could be vulnerable, legal experts say

    03/08/2018 10:22:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Maura Dolan
    California's three new "sanctuary" laws, challenged in court this week by the Trump administration, face different hurdles and have varying vulnerabilities, legal experts said Wednesday. Law professors who read the lawsuit filed by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions generally described it as a credible challenge that presents complex legal questions that might wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. "The arguments made by the Justice Department are not at all lightweight arguments," said Pepperdine law school professor Douglas W. Kmiec. "They are quite substantial." The federal government has wide authority over matters of immigration, and Sessions has charged that California's new...
  • Congressional candidate cuts AR-15, possibly makes illegal SBR

    03/08/2018 10:20:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 03/08/18 | Chris Eger
    A Virginia Democrat vying for a seat in Congress wanted to take a public stand against guns, and got a lot of attention, though she may have inadvertently broken the law. Karen Mallard, one of a crowded field of challengers competing for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District — a seat currently held by a Republican — posted a video to social media Wednesday in which she takes a grinder to her husband’s AR-15 rifle and slices away the front part of the handguard and barrel. Mallard prefaced the act by saying she did not want the gun in her house and,...
  • Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!

    03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago
    An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . . When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer”...
  • Two Bills in Illinois General Assembly Mandates K-12 LGBTQ Contributions in American History

    03/08/2018 8:58:46 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | March 7, 2018 | CWA of Illinois
    In a brazen attempt to indoctrinate public school age children K-12 to embrace the LGBTQ lifestyle, State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) have sponsored SB 3249 and HB 5596 respectively. These bills are considered companion bills and are presently in their respective committees and gaining co-sponsors. It is unclear how soon these bills will move and build momentum so please pray and act as soon as possible.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' executive, 'killology' researcher invited to Trump's video game violence talk

    03/08/2018 8:32:58 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2018
    President Trump will discuss violent video games Thursday afternoon with a diverse group of industry leaders, lawmakers, and conservative cultural critics. A list of participants was shared by the White House a few hours ahead of the 2 p.m. event, called after Trump suggested last month that violent games may lead to mass shootings, a contention unsupported by mainstream scholarship. Industry representatives include Mike Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, a video game trade association that preemptively circulated pushback, video-game maker ZeniMax Media CEO Robert Altman, and Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick.
  • SWAT Officers Who Rushed to Scene of Parkland Shooting Without Permission Have Been Disciplined

    03/08/2018 8:27:11 AM PST · by rktman · 135 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/8/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two Miramar Police Department SWAT team members, Det. Jeffery Gilbert and Det. Carl Schlosser, were off duty and training at Coral Springs when they learned of the shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, where 17 people were killed. Instead of treating the two men as heroes, the SWAT's unit commander informed the two men that they had been temporarily suspended from their duties. They were unwanted, you see. “Effective immediately you have been suspended from the SWAT Team until further notice,” wrote Capt. Kevin Nosowicz, the unit’s commander, in a Feb. 22 memo obtained by the...
  • Poll of 10 Trump states has some bad news for Senate Democrats

    03/08/2018 8:20:09 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/8/2018 | The Week Editorial
    President Trump's national approval rating is still historically low — 39.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics average and 40.2 percent at FiveThirtyEight — but "as state-by-state polling of Trump's approval rating shows, the national mood really isn't so national," Nathaniel Rakich notes at FiveThirtyEight. "Voters in different corners of the country differ in how deep their anger runs — and at whom it's directed. ... To take control of the Senate, it doesn't much matter how Democrats perform elsewhere if they can't win both Nevada and Arizona and defend red-state Democrats in places like Missouri and Indiana." According to a new...
  • A World of Advice for Obama on Foreign Policy (from NOV. 13, 2008)

    03/08/2018 8:14:26 AM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 13, 2008 | HELENE COOPER
    There is a world of advice out there for President-elect Barack Obama. Within minutes of his election, the calls from foreign governments began, Obama aides said, and they have not stopped. While the first telephone exchanges between Mr. Obama and foreign leaders were limited to pledges of future cooperation and invitations to visit, those leaders and their aides have also been contacting Mr. Obama’s advisers and their surrogates with suggestions on how an Obama administration should conduct, and change, American foreign policy.
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Confirms Prior Appointment of “DOJ Prosecutor” to Parallel IG Horowitz, NOT

    03/08/2018 8:13:47 AM PST · by bitt · 171 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 3/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    There has been a great deal of consternation, directed toward AG Jeff Sessions surrounding the ongoing FISA abuse scandal and the larger issues of unlawful DOJ and FBI conduct in their political investigation of candidate Donald Trump. It is a matter of great division amid people who follow the details. That said, AG Jeff Sessions revealed tonight in an interview with Shannon Bream, that he previously appointed a DOJ official to investigate the issues delivered by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (House Judiciary), prior to receiving the request for a Special Counsel from Chairman Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy. WATCH:
  • Playboy Mansion to get protected status under deal with city

    03/08/2018 7:44:40 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/8/2018 | unknown
    The new owner of the Playboy Mansion has agreed to maintain the facade in its original condition under an agreement with the city of Los Angeles. Daren Metropoulos entered into a permanent protection covenant for the 5-acre (2-hectare) property he bought for $100 million. He agreed to not demolish the 20,000-square-foot (1858-sq. meter) main residence as he proceeds with plans to connect the mansion and its grounds to his 2-acre plot next door. The deal, announced Tuesday by Councilman Paul Koretz, will remain in effect for future owners. City News Service says the designation stops short of giving the building...
  • Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting ~~ back channel to Kremlin

    03/08/2018 7:03:14 AM PST · by ptsal · 83 replies
    News & Record ^ | 07-Mar-2018 | Sari Horwitz & Devlin Barrett
    <p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin - apparently contradicting statements made to lawmakers by one of its participants, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Slain Border Patrol Agent's Brother Pleads for Trump, Sessions to Reopen 'Fast and Furious' Case

    03/08/2018 6:57:49 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | As een on Fox & Friends
    The brother of a murdered Border Patrol agent is calling on President Donald Trump to keep a promise he made on the campaign trail and reopen the "Fast and Furious" case. Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant with a weapon used in the botched "gun-walking" program Operation Fast and Furious. His brother, Kent Terry, tweeted at Trump on Saturday, asking him to "reopen the books" and get to the bottom of the scandal that cost his brother his life.
  • George Soros Notches Another District Attorney Primary Victory

    03/08/2018 6:00:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Soros poured nearly $1 million into Bexar County race Yet another candidate for district attorney primarily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros has won a primary election—this time in Texas. The Daily Caller notes that Joe Gonzales defeated incumbent Nico Lahood in Tuesday's Democratic primary for district attorney in Bexar County, Texas. Bexar County, which includes the city of San Antonio, is one of the most populous counties in the United States. Soros infused nearly $1 million into the race through the Texas Justice & Public Safety PAC, a super PAC established for the sole purpose of backing Gonzales. Gonzales...