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  • Why Is Hillary Clinton Still Wearing Surgical Boot Two Months After Breaking Her Toe?

    12/14/2017 1:50:07 PM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | December 14, 2017
    What’s going on with Hillary Clinton’s toe? The former Secretary of State was spotted wearing a black surgical boot during a Vancouver stop along her book tour, two months after she says she took a tumble down some stairs in high heels while holding a cup of coffee. Clinton ambled onto the stage in some sort of black outfit to promote her book What Happened – which details why her election loss is everyone’s fault but hers, when onlookers were confronted with the orthopedic device she’s worn since October. While recounting her harrowing incident, Clinton said ‘I was running...
  • California's Thomas wildfire has nothing to do with climate change

    12/14/2017 1:38:36 PM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/17 | Tim Worstall
    When something unusual happens weather-wise, we often hear shrieks of terror that this is all just climate change pressing in on us. And, therefore, as the mantra goes, we should shut down industrial civilization and go back to shivering in the dark beside a caveman's fire. As it happens, I’m just fine with the basic idea that climate change is happening, we’re causing it, and something should be done. Further, as someone who has actually gone and read all the reports, I believe we need a carbon tax, and that's all. This makes me deeply unpopular, as I both agree...
  • Firefighter dies in ‘serious accident’ battling Thomas fire in Ventura County

    12/14/2017 1:37:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Wes Woods
    A firefighter has died while battling the Thomas fire in Ventura County, officials said Thursday, Dec. 14. A name has not been released for the firefighter, who sounded a “mayday” alert while working Thursday morning, authorities said. “I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas incident,” Cal Fire chief Ken Pimlott in a statement. “The incident is still unfolding, but in this world of fast moving information, it is important to me that only factual information be shared. To that end, I can confirm a fatality of a Calfire engineer from the San...
  • what the roy moore campaign reveals about the character of the gop

    12/14/2017 1:35:07 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    barbwire ^ | December, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    Reams of ink and gigabytes of pixels have been spilled by folks wringing their hands over the Roy Moore election in Alabama and what it reveals about the lack of character in the Republican Party. These pundits furrow their brows and droop their eyelids over this sad state of affairs, that the family values party would allow the presence of an accused “child molester” like Moore on its ticket. Well, they are right that this abysmal election season has revealed an appalling lack of character in the Republican Party. But it’s in a way that is just about the polar...
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants [illegal aliens]

    12/14/2017 1:31:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19. It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. While federal funds cover at least half – and as much 95 percent –...
  • If California wants to go all in on universal health care, Vermont’s former governor is here to help

    12/14/2017 1:22:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | Angela Hart
    As Republicans in Congress continue their efforts to undo Obamacare, California is going in the opposite direction. State lawmakers are exploring how – and when – to expand coverage to all Californians, while also reining in soaring health care costs that make the U.S. the most expensive country in the world for medical care. The best option for California is to create the nation’s first universal, taxpayer-financed health care system that gets rid of the need for private insurance companies, some Democrats said this week after hearing from a blue state governor who tried to create such a system, known...
  • In the wake of the Alabama fiasco, Republicans shouldn't get mad — get glad

    12/14/2017 1:22:25 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Quin Hillyer
    MOBILE, Ala. — Are Republicans or conservatives these days even capable of smiling? President Trump and his wingman Steve Bannon are angry people, inventing enemies from thin air just to have someone against whom to fulminate, picking fights for the sake of fighting, spewing bile for the thrill of seeing it splatter. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lips are permanently pursed. Even his allies say ice water flows in his veins. He hires political hit men whose modus operandi is the vicious attack ad, but whose judgment and feel for political terrain matches that of Gen. George A. Custer. Leading...
  • Pres. Trump: For Every New Regulation, The Administration Has Killed 22 of Them

    12/14/2017 1:21:22 PM PST · by smileyface · 4 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated. From the White House Thursday, the president said this will allow the U.S. to build and create more jobs. President Trump said checking on unlawful regulations means “defending Democracy” and “draining the swamp.” In a symbolic “cutting of red tape,” the president compared a short stack of papers representing regulations from the 1960’s to that of a tall stack of papers symbolizing today’s regulations.
  • Kentucky Lawmaker Kills Self After Sexual Assault Allegations Made Public

    12/14/2017 1:17:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    A Kentucky state representative committed suicide Wednesday, two days after allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl were made public. According to Sheriff Donnie Tinnell of Bullitt County, Republican Rep. Dan Johnson killed himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. The coroner said he “died of a single gunshot wound” and determined it was “a probable suicide.”Police were alerted after Johnson posted a suicide note on Facebook. Officers pinged his cell phone and found his body next to his car.The lawmaker’s death comes after the Kentucky Center for Investigative reporting published an expose Monday detailing an allegation that Johnson had...
  • PSA from Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai (video)

    12/14/2017 1:16:01 PM PST · by smileyface · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Ajit Pai
    Ajit Pai has been at the heart of the net neutrality debate and he would like to take this time to address all of the internet trolls with a PSA. (video)
  • Who’s spying on who? FBI’s use of NSA foreign surveillance program needs to be investigated [TR]

    12/14/2017 1:11:15 PM PST · by SSS Two · 6 replies ^ | 12-14-2017 | Sara A. Carter
    Who’s spying on who? FBI’s use of NSA foreign surveillance program needs to be investigated, say whistleblowers“The program can be misused by anyone with access to it,” said an Intelligence official, with knowledge of the program.A controversial NSA surveillance program used to monitor foreigners was also being used by the FBI as ‘backdoor’ to gain warrantless access to American communications, according to numerous former U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials with knowledge of the program. The whistleblowers, who recently disclosed the program’s process to Congressional oversight committees, say concern over the warrantless surveillance mounted when it was disclosed earlier this...
  • Ann Coulter Reacts to Roy Moore Loss in Alabama

    12/14/2017 1:02:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    ...immigration, immigration, immigration...
  • Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

    12/14/2017 1:01:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12-14-2017 | Uri Friedman
    “I don’t know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.” ~snip~ “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham predicted in an interview. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb—their seventh—“I would say 70 percent.” ~snip~ "There are a couple ways for this to end: The Chinese could kill the guy if they wanted to, or they could just stop oil shipments [to North Korea], which would bring [Kim Jong Un’s] economy...
  • Prosecutor says alleged Trump inauguration rioters are 'hiding behind the First Amendment'

    12/14/2017 12:58:50 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 14, 2017
    A federal prosecutor said Thursday that jurors must convict six people arrested during President Trump’s inauguration because they “agreed to destroy your city and now they are hiding behind the First Amendment.” The trial of the first group of inauguration defendants is widely watched, and the verdicts will set the tone for trials of more than 180 other people mass-arrested on Jan. 20. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations late Thursday or Friday on six felony property-destruction charges and two misdemeanor rioting charges.
  • States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    12/14/2017 12:56:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2017
    State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Democrat Eric Schneiderman has been investigating fake public comments submitted to the FCC during the net neutrality comment process. Schneiderman says his analysis shows 2 million comments stole the identities of real Americans, including dead people and children. The Washington state attorney general has likewise vowed to sue over net neutrality.
  • Senate confirms third circuit judge this week, 19 total federal judges this year

    12/14/2017 12:47:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and further bolstering the judicial army conservatives wanted to build. Mr. Ho, confirmed on a 53-43 vote, becomes the first Asian American on that appeals court. Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota joined Republicans in voting for Mr. Ho. He’s the third federal appeals court judge the senate confirmed this week, and the 19th judge overall. That’s well ahead of the 14 President Obama had won by...
  • Strzok’s Texts And The Clinton-Trump Investigations — A Definitive Timeline

    12/14/2017 12:40:09 PM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The release of FBI agent Peter Strzok’s text messages has touched off a partisan debate in Washington over whether his anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton comments undermine his work on the Clinton email as well as the Russia investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Republicans argue that Strzok’s texts, which he exchanged last year with Lisa Page, his mistress who also worked on the Mueller team, mar his work on both of those investigations. Democrats are downplaying the exchanges and accusing Republicans of hyping texts in order to protect Trump from Mueller. Strzok’s texts do show that he made...
  • NY Times Reports Obama Only Told 18 Falsehoods During Entire Presidency

    12/14/2017 12:28:14 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 63 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The Times set out to compare the trustworthiness of Obama compared to President Donald Trump. "In his first 10 months in office, [Trump] has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly. Obama told 18 over his entire eight-year tenure," the piece reads.
  • New Homeland Security chief: Presence of agents sows fear

    12/14/2017 12:27:57 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | December 13, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that federal immigration officers can strike fear in local immigrant communities, in what her own officers and agents said was an early misstep for the new department chief. Making her first visit to the southwestern border, Nielsen began to lay out her own priorities on immigration, praising Texas for a new law punishing sanctuary cities and urging other states to follow Texas’ lead. But her comments on the thousands of federal law enforcement officers and agents who work for her struck an off note. Responding to a question at a press conference...
  • Putin blames Trump’s political opponents for poor U.S.-Russian relations

    12/14/2017 12:10:29 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 14, 2017 | Andrew Roth and David Filipov
    Russian President Vladi­mir Putin on Thursday said that he doubted President Trump would be able to improve relations between their two countries because Trump was being held back by his political opposition. Trump undoubtedly has had some successes as president, including a booming U.S. stock market, Putin said. But, he asserted, reports about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were being invented to create questions about his U.S. counterpart’s legitimacy. “There are things that he would want to do but hasn’t been able to so far, like reforming health care or other goals. For instance, he spoke about...