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  • Nucor profit doubles as Trump's steel tariffs drive demand higher

    07/20/2018 4:59:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | Daniel Strauss
    Nucor posted the highest second-quarter profit in its history as the steelmaker ramped up output to meet demand from President Trump's 25 percent tariffs on imports from overseas competitors. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company has benefited as Trump's duties reduced so-called dumping of illegally subsidized metals in the U.S. from foreign producers, said Chief Executive Officer John Ferriola. China, in particular, has long been criticized for undercutting steel prices, which harms American manufacturers. "The tariffs send a clear message that the U.S. is done asking nicely for compliance with the rules of trade and is serious about demanding changes in the...
  • Erdogan wants more from Trump before Turkey will free pastor

    07/19/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | July 18, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Defying expectations, a Turkish court rebuffed appeals today to free Andrew Brunson, the US pastor whose trial on bogus terror charges has become a litmus test for turbulent ties between Turkey and the United States. The trial was adjourned until Oct. 12.The North Carolina pastor has been charged with espionage and links to coup plotters and Kurdish militants and could face up to 35 years if convicted. Brunson continued to deny any wrongdoing in his third courtroom hearing, amid a string of wild assertions from witnesses for the prosecution. “I am an innocent man on all these charges. I reject...
  • Exclusive: Young Republicans Dumped At A ‘Random’ Gas Station By Anti-Trump Uber Drive(T)

    07/17/2018 6:37:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Stephanie Hamill
    It ain’t easy being a conservative these days. New reports are popping up every week about conservatives being denied service at restaurants and now even from a ride-sharing company solely because of their political beliefs. Six Republican campaign volunteers have a similar story. They say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” Mary Russell, a volunteer, and Chris Godbey, the Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation, sat down with the Daily Caller to share their horrifying experience. Their crime? Talking politics amongst themselves...
  • GOP Volunteers Kicked Out Of Uber As Driver Says ‘Welcome To The Resistance’

    07/16/2018 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/18 | Julia Cohen
    Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away. “It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver...
  • House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day (Lisa Page)

    07/16/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans grilled former FBI lawyer Lisa Page behind closed doors on Monday as they sought to make the case that bias influenced the bureau’s investigations of President Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was the second day of a grueling interview for Page, whose emails and text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been cited by GOP lawmakers as suggesting the FBI was biased against the Republican presidential candidate. Lawmakers from the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees remained mostly tight-lipped on the details of her testimony, though multiple Republicans praised her as cooperative and forthcoming....
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • GOP Sen Tillis: ‘100 Percent’ Chance Kavanaugh Nomination Confirmed in September

    07/11/2018 4:11:19 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2018 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio show, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he anticipated that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy left by the retiring Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, would be confirmed during September. Should Kavanaugh be confirmed by mid-September, which Tillis said it was a 100 percent chance probability, it would set Kavanaugh up for the beginning of the high court’s term in October.
  • ‘Unmasking Antifa Act' includes 15-year prison term proposal

    07/10/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” is subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their...
  • Violent Left: North Carolina Democrats Threaten ‘Civil Unrest’ if 2020 RNC Held in Charlotte

    07/10/2018 4:58:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    The Young Democrats of [Mecklenburg County] North Carolina issued a press release threatening violence if the city is selected to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. “Any potential claim to an economic impact from the Convention will undoubtable be outweighed by the civil unrest and reputational harm we would recieve [sic] from welcoming Trump’s divisive rhetoric to our community,” the release says.
  • Charlotte councilman posts video asking citizens to weigh in on 2020 RNC bid

    07/06/2018 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wave3 ^ | 7/02/18
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Winston posted a video on Facebook Monday asking citizens to weigh in on the possibility of the Republican National Convention coming to the Queen City in 2020. As of Monday, Charlotte and Las Vegas were the final two cities in the running to host the 2020 RNC. In his Facebook post, Winston says it is "all but guaranteed that Charlotte will be selected" to host the event. **SNIP** "We would be asking the people of Charlotte to host a celebration for a brand of politics that has been highly divisive and some...
  • A Spending Embarrassment

    06/24/2018 11:46:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Republicans have had a rough week, mostly of their own making, and on Wednesday they added to their self-punishment with a spending fiasco in the Senate. Two GOP Senators blocked the Trump Administration’s rescissions package that would claw back $15 billion, much of which wasn’t even likely to be spent under current policy. A Senate procedural vote to move the rescissions package failed 48-50 after defections from Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina. From what we’ve heard Ms. Collins wanted to keep the money on ice so if it isn’t spent as part of its current...
  • Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

    06/20/2018 5:50:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 6-20-2018 | Ashley Killough and Phil Mattingly
    On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House...
  • Graham Rips 'Disgraceful' Practice of Separating Families at Border

    06/16/2018 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 14th, 2018 | By Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham says the practice separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is "disgraceful.” But the North Carolina-based preacher isn’t blaming the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy toward people who enter the United States illegally. "I think it's disgraceful, it's terrible, to see families ripped apart, and I don't support that one bit,” Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "I blame the politicians for the last 20, 30 years that have allowed this to escalate to the point where it is today....
  • What Black Voters Want

    05/09/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/8/2018
    In 2018, black voters are finding out just what the hell they had to lose. Nazis and Klansmen march openly and proudly, and hate crimes appear to be on the rise. Police killings of people—especially black people—remain largely the same year to year, and this iteration of the Justice Department has largely abdicated any federal responsibility in reducing brutality. An infant-mortality crisis is tightening its grip on the most marginalized communities, and across many economic metrics—from evictions, to generational wealth, to segregation—disparities are either stagnating or trending in the wrong direction. Fifty years after the Kerner Commission’s report said the...
  • Sources: Amazon Eyes Downtown Raleigh for HQ2; Apple deal ‘Imminent’

    06/01/2018 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | 05/31/18 | Rick Smith
    RALEIGH – Amazon is still considering the Triangle for its huge HQ2 project, and downtown Raleigh is where the ecommerce giant is most likely to build what would be a massive complex if North Carolina’s capital is the winner, according to sources. Several of the same sources also note that an announcement of Apple’s selection for a new campus is “imminent.” North Carolina has been aggressively pursuing both economic development projects which promise billions of dollars in investments and as many as 60,000 jobs. Winning the Apple project does not preclude the Triangle from being selected by Amazon, sources say....
  • Landslide near North Carolina's Lake Tahoma dam sparks evacuations

    05/30/2018 5:18:13 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 18 replies
    NBC FakeNews ^ | May 30, 2018 Updated 7:23 AM ET | Kurt Chirbas and Alice Tidey
    The National Weather Service said a flash flood emergency was in place for McDowell County including the city of Marion, which is home to around 7,800 people, and Old Fort, which has a population of 900. Authorities urged residents to seek higher ground immediately.
  • GOP rep authors resolution calling for White House apology to McCain

    05/17/2018 10:55:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2018 | Scott Wong
    GOP Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would instruct the House to call on the White House to formally apologize for a staffer’s “insensitive comments” that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was “dying anyway.” Jones, a vocal critic of President Trump, rolled out the resolution after becoming outraged by comments made about McCain by White House aide Kelly Sadler and her refusal to publicly apologize, The Hill has learned. Last year, McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, and the longtime senator is now receiving treatment at his home near Sedona, Ariz. House Resolution 901 was...
  • New Panthers owner David Tepper is not a fan of Donald Trump

    05/15/2018 3:20:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 15, 2018 | Frank Scwabb
    While NFL owners seemed paralyzed by fear last year over what Donald Trump might tweet about them next, the man buying the Carolina Panthers might enjoy that fight. Hedge fund manager David Tepper will buy the Panthers on Tuesday, according to reports, for $2.2 billion. While most new NFL owners aren’t all that notable, Tepper is because of his opposition to the president. Trump and the NFL waged a bit of a silly war last season, with Trump grandstanding on the national anthem issue and the owners strangely worried about avoiding any more of his criticism. In November of 2016,...
  • Sanford Army Chaplain fights for husband, who is facing deportation to Honduras

    05/14/2018 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    ABC Local WTVD-TV ^ | May 13, 2018 | by Timothy Pulliam
    US Army Chaplain Tim Brown of Sanford is fighting for his husband facing deportation back to Honduras. "I will not stop. I am determined. I am persistent. and I am an advocate for humanity," said Brown. On Thursday, Brown's Husband, Sergio Avila Rodriguez was detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Charlotte. Sergio is now being held at a facility in Georgia. "I get a phone call and that's when Sergio says to me, 'I've been detained and they are deporting me,'" Brown said. Sergio escaped Honduras with his family when he was just 6 years old. Brown says...
  • .Pittenger loses GOP primary Fight

    05/09/2018 3:27:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The hill ^ | May 8, 2018
    .Pastor Mark Harris has upset Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) in his Tuesday primary, toppling the incumbent congressman after nearly him in a primary two years ago. Pittenger conceded the race late Tuesday night, telling his supporters he had called Harris. The victory sets Harris up for a tough general election fight that could draw outsized attention. Harris mounted one of the toughest primary challenges to any incumbent congressman against Pittenger in 2016, where he fell just short of beating him. But this time, Harris was able to clear the bar after blasting Pittenger for departing from conservative orthodoxy on issues...