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  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • POPE: Rights of Migrants Trump National Security Concerns

    08/21/2017 4:34:49 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 8/21/2017 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged countries on Monday to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
  • Man sentenced to 40 years after impregnating his daughter (Illegal in MS)

    08/21/2017 4:21:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 8/18/2017 | By Melissa Egan
    FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County Judge sentenced a man who was illegally in the country to 40 years behind bars for impregnating his daughter. Natalio Vitervo-Vasquez pleaded guilty to sexual battery with a victim under the age of 14 Friday morning. In court, the district attorney stated a child, at the age of eleven, determined she was pregnant at a medical center. Medical officials found conception would have been at ten years of age.
  • Paul Ryan Told GOP To Keep President Hillary Clinton Accountable Because Trump Cant Win

    08/21/2017 4:09:23 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Its well documented that Speaker Paul Ryan was not and is still not a supporter of President Trump. Texas GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert reveals Ryan told fellow Congressmen that they should be focused on keeping President Hillary Clinton accountable because Donald Trump wont win the White House. Townhall reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has revealed that during the 2016 presidential campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan told him and his fellow Republicans to give up on Donald Trumps campaign and just focus their energy on keeping President Hillary Clinton accountable. According to Ryan, the Republicans had no chance at the White...
  • American Blackout (folks,the eclipse is racist!)

    08/21/2017 3:19:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Totality is everything, say those who chase solar eclipses. When the moon fully obscures the sun and casts its shadow on Earth, the result is like nothing youve seen beforenot even a partial eclipse. A merely partial eclipse does not flip day to night, because the sun is bright enough to light our fields of vision with only a tiny fraction of its power. But when the sun and moon align just so, a little piece of Earth goes dark in the middle of the day. In this path of totality, night comes suddenly and one can see the shape...
  • Vanity: 108% of Eligible Voters Voted in California's 2016 Presidential Election

    08/21/2017 2:52:43 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
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  • It's official: State takes over I-69 Section 5 project

    08/21/2017 1:10:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state has officially taken over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project from I-69 Development Partners.The Indiana Finance Authority announced it had reached an agreement with the private developer in June to take over construction, operation and maintenance of the project after several delays in the completion schedule. To officially take control of the project, the Indiana State Budget Committee had to approve the plans. Additionally, all parties had to endorse a settlement agreement and bondholders had to be paid in full.The finance authority announced Monday it had completed the settlement transaction to terminate the contract with I-69 Development Partners...
  • Baby aborted at 35 weeks, teenage mother later learns baby had survived

    08/20/2017 10:21:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    National right to life news ^ | August 18, 2017 | Dave Andrusko
    A story almost beyond belief whose conclusion came about last May, four years after Lil aborted her child in the 35th week. In 2013, Lil was 18, the Daily Mails Sophie Williams tells us, when the young woman from inner Mongolia found out she was pregnant. She did not tell anyone until the 35th week when evidently she told her brother who then accompanied her to an unnamed abortion clinic where she successfully aborted. Or, so she thought. Incredibly three days later police told Lil that her baby had been saved by the maternity nurse! According to Williams Liang Xiaohua...
  • It Was Inevitable: Ian Reids Photos of Charlottesville Chronicled Hate and Chaos

    08/20/2017 9:47:54 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/20/2017 | Trymaine Lee
    When the situation in Charlottesville, Va. shifted from tense to violent to fatal during the Rogues' parade of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other deplorables, photographer Ian Reid says he felt a grave sense of inevitability. For several months now, Reid, a New York-based freelance photographer, has traveled from city to city chronicling the increasingly violent clashes between the white nationalists protesting the removal of the Confederate Flag and confederate statues from public spaces and the counter-protesters they draw.
  • The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

    08/20/2017 8:53:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 20, 2017 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the governments climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committees chair that the agency would not renew the panel.
  • Multiple Migrants Storming Canadian Border Found with Child Pornography

    08/20/2017 5:42:56 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 08/20/2017 | by Chris Tomlinson
    Multiple asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States into the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec have been caught in the possession of child pornography. The Quebec town ofSt-Bernard-de-Lacolle, which lies on the border with New York state, has seen an influx of thousands of asylum seekers from the United States in recent weeks. The Canadian Border Sevices Agency (CBSA) has reportedly caught four or five asylum seekers originally from Haiti possessingsexual material involving children, Canadian broadcaster Global News reports. The issue has sparked CBSA Assistant Director Daniel St-Arnaud to put out a memo to border agents which providesguidance...
  • Edwin Edwards at 90

    08/20/2017 8:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Edwin Edwards likes to tell the story about after graduating from Law School at LSU when he had to decide where to set up his practice. As a native of Avoyelles Parish, the town of Marksville would have been a natural choice. However, when visiting a sister in Crowley he looked through the phone book and was surprised at the scarcity of lawyers there, far fewer than Marksville. So, he made his move to Crowley where he discovered there were more lawyers than he thought. It turned out that some pages had been ripped out of the phone book he...
  • Report: Probe into Imran Awan Checking Whether Sensitive Govt. Info Sold to Foreign Intelligence

    08/20/2017 8:23:39 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2017 | Breitbart News
    Paul Sperry at the New York Post gives an update on Imran Awan, the former IT staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). According to Sperrys sources, Awan and up to four other individuals are being investigated for potentially stealing sensitive information on U.S. lawmakers and selling it to foreign governments. Some 80 offices were potentially compromised, he writes. From the New York Post: Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal...
  • Missouri Democratic State Senator Apologizes For Hoping Trump Is Assassinated

    08/20/2017 7:17:14 PM PDT · by KyCats · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20August2017 | Fox News
    Amid calls for her resignation, a Democratic state senator in Missouri on Sunday said she made a mistake for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal who has said she isnt resigning over the post apologized at a press conference streamed live on the Facebook page of the Clayton Times, a St. Louis County newspaper.
  • Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

    08/20/2017 6:55:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on Saturday, days after it was vandalized. The decision to take down the statue followed discussions among students, faculty, staff and alumni about maintaining safety on campus, university President Vincent E. Price said in a statement. "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university," Price said. The...
  • Philippines may get $433-M grant from US next year

    08/20/2017 6:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | August 19, 2017 | Helen Flores and Mary Grace Padin
    MANILA, Philippines The Philippines may receive grants amounting to $433 million from the United States Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) starting next year owing to apparent improvements in governance and other key indicators. In a report released last Wednesday, the MCC included the Philippines in a list of candidate-countries under the low income category eligible to receive assistance for 2018. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III welcomed the development. But should the MCC decide to push through with the grant, he said the Philippine government would still need to go over the conditions set by the agency under the compact and...
  • McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of election

    <p>CUBA, Mo. (AP) Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is spending the August recess trekking through Republican strongholds in rural Missouri as she gears up for whats expected to be a fierce battle for a third term.</p> <p>Missouri has shifted even further to the right since the former state auditor joined the Senate in 2007. Republicans havent lost a statewide race since 2012 when McCaskill won her second term, and they havent lost a presidential race for more than two decades.</p>
  • Replacing the Republican Party

    08/20/2017 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Mafe · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2017 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    Having refused to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Party is dead, as was the Whig Party in 1854 after it colluded in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery. Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress as well as control of legislatures and governorships in 26 states veil the fact that, in 2017, there are no longer reasons to vote Republican any more than there were to vote Whig after 1854. The Republican Partys successes in recent electoral cycles were due to the American peoples desire not to be governed by a ruling class, headed by...
  • ...Trump vowed to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It never happened [L.A. SLIMES Whinefest]

    08/20/2017 5:29:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 8/18/17 | Joseph Tanfani
    Five days after President Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants. ....Seven months later, construction of the wall has yet to begin, the number of Border Patrol officers has actually dropped by 220, and immigration agents are on track to deport 10,000 fewer people this year than in President Obamas last year in office, the latest figures show. To be sure, part of Trumps crackdown is showing dramatic...
  • Thousands Sign Petition to Replace Confederate Monument with Statue of Rapper Missy Elliott

    08/20/2017 5:10:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEROME HUDSON
    The left-wing campaign to pull down Confederate monuments has gone pop, as more than 10,000 people have signed a petition to replace the Confederate monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia, with a statue of rapper Missy Elliott. The author of the petition, Nathan Coflin, says Elliott encapsulates the culture and spirit of the city. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouths lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artists with over 30 million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave, the petition reads....