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  • Crisis at the National Archives (Hussein records are missing)

    06/10/2018 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/10/18 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. **SNIP** To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying "the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems" and empowering "the National Archives to safeguard original and classified...
  • Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

    06/01/2018 7:03:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 6/1/18 | BEN NUCKOLS
    OXON HILL, Md. – The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat next to a newcomer whom she had already beaten this year — at the county level. But 12-year-old Naysa blinked immediately, mixing up the single and double "s'' in the German-derived word "Bewusstseinslage" — a state of consciousness or a feeling devoid of sensory components — and 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani seized an opportunity that he wouldn't...
  • Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive

    05/28/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    NYT, WRAL ^ | 28 May 2018 | DAVE PHILIPPS and DAMON WINTER, New York Times
    The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the tradition of burial at the nation’s foremost military cemetery for future generations, the Army, which runs Arlington, says it may have to deny it to nearly all veterans who are living today. 10 Arlington is running out of room. Already the final resting place for more than 420,000 veterans and their relatives, the cemetery has been adding about 7,000 each year. At...
  • California's governor agrees to deploy 400 National Guard troops at Trump's request

    04/11/2018 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 86 replies
    KCRA news ^ | 04/11/2018 | KCRA news
    Read Gov. Brown's full letter below. Dear Secretary Nielsen and Secretary Mattis: Pursuant to your request, the California National Guard will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members statewide to supplement the staffing of its ongoing program to combat transnational crime. This program is currently staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 at the California border. Your funding for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state. Combating these criminal threats...
  • Happy Bacon Day! Here Are the Most Insane Bacon-Themed Items You Need to Celebrate

    12/30/2017 4:45:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/30/17 | DOMINIQUE HAIKEL
    Happy freaking Bacon Day, ya filthy animals. Now, you could be like everyone else and just go out and eat a bunch of bacon, or you could live your own truth and celebrate with one of these items below instead. Simply eating bacon is no longer enough today. Thankfully you can also drink, smell like, and floss with the flavors of your favorite breakfast meat. Is this a good thing? We don't even know, but the point is, the following products are very real and more likely than not, you need them to celebrate this glorious day. 1. Bacon Body...
  • National Day for the Victims of Communism

    11/07/2017 3:12:11 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The White House ^ | 11/07/17 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life. Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless...
  • This Is Not the NFL

    09/26/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 25 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 9-26-17 | Chris Shugart
    Editor’s Note: Feel free to copy, paraphrase, or edit any of the content of this letter. I encourage anyone who wants to make their displeasure known, to contact the NFL, their sponsors, and their media outlets. Let them know what you think.   Dear NFL, (Sponsors, and Media associates), I regret to inform you that until further notice, I won’t be attending any NFL games, view or listen to your broadcasts, nor read, listen to, or watch any NFL related media. As a decades-long football fan, it’s a choice I don’t make casually. This kneeling thing has gotten so far...
  • India's top court rules privacy a fundamental right in blow to 'Aadhaar' (National) ID card plan

    08/24/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 6 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/24/17 | Reuters
    A nine-member bench of India's Supreme Court announced the ruling in a big setback for the Narendra Modi-led government, which argued that privacy was not a fundamental right protected by the constitution.(Emphasis mine) The ruling comes against the backdrop of a large multi-party case against the mandatory use of national identity cards, known as Aadhaar, as an infringement of privacy. There have also been concerns over breaches of data. Critics say the ID cards link enough data to create a comprehensive profile of a person's spending habits, their friends and acquaintances, the property they own and a trove of other...
  • ‘South Park’ creator on avoiding Trump: We don’t want to become CNN

    07/07/2017 11:19:21 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/2017 | Robin Eberhardt
    Trey Parker, a co-creator of the Comedy Central staple “South Park,” says the next season of the not-for-children cartoon is going to be scaling back on political humor, according to an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Parker, who also voices several characters in the long-running satire, thought showrunners were falling into the “same trap” as "Saturday Night Live," he tells the the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. He didn’t want the show to turn into CNN, where viewers can just “tune in to see what we’re going to say about [President] Trump.” {..snip..}
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.
  • President Trump Re-Establishes National Space Council

    06/30/2017 8:07:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    space.com ^ | June 30, 2017 05:18pm ET
    At an event in the White House, flanked by several members of Congress and industry officials as well as Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Trump signed the executive order that re-establishes the council, last active at the end of the administration of President George H.W. Bush in 1993. ... Trump had previously announced that Vice President Mike Pence would serve as the head of the space council once it is reestablished. Pence stated on several occasions, dating back to the signing of a NASA authorization bill in March, that the president would soon sign the order re-establishing the council, with...
  • Mississippi State, South Carolina play for the championship

    04/02/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 9 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | April 2, 2017 5:53 a.m. | Associated Press
    DALLAS (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history. Not when there’s one more game to win, not when there’s a national championship on the line against SEC rival South Carolina.
  • Total National Voter Turnout Surpasses 2008 (Trump passes Romney 2012)

    11/16/2016 8:55:48 PM PST · by Az Joe · 47 replies
    Trump 61,469,976 46.72% Clinton 62,793,044 47.73% Johnson 4,304,885 3.27% Stein 1,322,576 1.01% Total 131,572,381 (2012 - 129,237,642) (2008 - 131,473,705)
  • David Stockman: National Debt is Ticking Time Bomb (Video -$20 Trillion Debt Ceiling)

    11/12/2016 7:14:14 AM PST · by Son House · 33 replies
    Wall Street Week ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Gary Kaminski and Anthony Scaramucci
    Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the need to rein in America's mounting debt. "We'll hit the next recession with nothing to break the fall." On the GDP, "The growth in the baseline is totally unrealistic." Stockman also discusses a new Federal Reserve Chief, "Get the Keynesian money-printers out".
  • President-Elect Trump Did Not Create the Movement, It Created Him [NR still dissing Trump]

    11/09/2016 10:35:39 AM PST · by catnipman · 39 replies
    national review ^ | 11/9/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Trump succeeded in refashioning himself as a populist champion.
  • Quinnipiac National Poll [06/01/16]: Trump 41, Hillary 45

    06/01/2016 3:47:40 AM PDT · by Utmost Certainty · 37 replies
    Quinnipiac University Poll ^ | 06/01/2016 | Tim Malloy
    A titanic clash of the sexes leaves Democrat Hillary Clinton with a small 45 - 41 percent lead over Republican Donald Trump in the race for president, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. When third party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton gets 40 percent with Trump at 38 percent, too close to call, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 5 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 3 percent. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont leads Trump among all American voters 48 - 39 percent, but trails Clinton...
  • National contest aside, battle to save nation is at home

    05/09/2016 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Americans must turn their eye to local contests and boot the feds out of the county and state where they don't belong The onslaught to destroy home rule, replacing state authority with federal overlordship, is being waged with a vengeance by the Administration in D.C. Tenthth Amendment be damned is Obama’s mantra. He has encouraged the Department of Justice to go after states working to secure First Amendment rights and individual privacy rather than enforce law by charging the presumptive democrat nominee with the felonies she’s unequivocally committed. Judicial terrorism against states has become the trademark of Obama’s tenure, from...
  • You zig, we zag: Trump's Secret Service outsmarts swarms of protesters in California

    04/29/2016 1:21:28 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/29/2016 | David Martosko
    "Donald Trump's Secret Service detail and private bodyguards had the last laugh on Friday as hundreds of protesters swarmed at the front of a San Francisco airport hotel trying to block him from coming in for a speech at the state Republican Party's annual convention. Instead of partnering with uniformed police in riot shields trying to push the hordes back, they did a law-enforcement head fake – leading the billionaire across a grass highway median and in a back-door loading dock at the Hyatt Regency hotel in the suburb of Burlingame. The move left Trump feeling like he was crossing...
  • Cleveland is spending $20 million in federal money on riot and security gear (Shortened)

    04/13/2016 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Josh Rosenblat of Vox
    As Cleveland prepares to host the Republican National Convention this summer, it's bidding on millions of dollars of security equipment and tactical gear for its police.
  • Zero women at the table. #shocking (no women at National Security meeting for Don)

    04/10/2016 7:46:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Zero women at the table. #shocking