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  • Abortion's Impact Is More Than Morality

    05/23/2019 2:22:23 PM PDT · by rogerantone1
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Liberalizing abortion rules from 1969 to 1973 ignited vast long-term social changes in America. This discussion might finally provide a chance to evaluate how Roe v. Wade has changed the U.S. One often misunderstood fact: Legal abortions didn't start with Roe or even with the five states that liberalized abortion laws in 1969 and 1970.
  • Iran says it will not surrender even if it is bombed

    05/23/2019 2:20:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 23, 2019 6:28 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and the United States. Earlier in the day, Iran’s top military chief said the standoff between Tehran and Washington was a “clash of wills”, warning that any enemy “adventurism” would meet a crushing response, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. […] Addressing a ceremony in commemoration of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, he added: “We need resistance, so our enemies know that if they bomb our land,...
  • MS-13 gangster convicted of killing man for wearing Peyton Manning jersey

    05/23/2019 2:19:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2019 | Joe Tacopino
    An MS-13 gangster was found guilty on Thursday of conspiring to kill a man for wearing a No. 18 Peyton Manning jersey. Jose Suarez, also known as “Chompira,” was convicted on murder, racketeering and assault charges for the Jan. 29 killing of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla in a Long Island deli, according to federal prosecutors.
  • Trump hosts US farmers at White House after rolling out $16B aid plan

    05/23/2019 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23/4/19
    ..."this is a do-nothing Congress". ..."Nancy has lost it..."
  • Lawsuit Seeks to Oust Trump-Hating California AG Xavier Becerra

    05/23/2019 2:14:04 PM PDT · by Twotone
    American Spectator ^ | May 23, 2019 | Matthew Vadum
    President Trump’s leading leftist legal tormentor lacks the legal qualifications to serve as California’s attorney general, according to a lawsuit pending in Golden State courts. The ambulance-chasing radical in question is Xavier Becerra, a Democrat who abandoned the U.S. House of Representatives after 24 years to be sworn in as California’s appointed attorney general on Jan. 24, 2017. Stalwart conservative Eric Early, a Los Angeles attorney who sought the Republican nomination in 2018 in the attorney general race, claims in his lawsuit that state law precludes Becerra from serving because he wasn’t practicing law for anything close to five years...
  • Continuing plunge of CNN, MSNBC ratings reveals that fake news is a bad business strategy

    05/23/2019 2:04:12 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The catastrophic ratings decline for both CNN and MSNBC was no temporary blip following publication of the Mueller report. Both cable news outlets had heavily promoted the hoax of Russian collusion with the Trump administration, teasing the hopes of Trump-haters for impeachment and prosecution for treason. Now, those disappointed viewers have gone away, and continue to stay away. TV Newser (free registration required) reveals the continuing loss of a substantial portion of the viewership for both cable news networks in the third week of May: CNN experienced its lowest-rated week since November 2015 in the 25-54 demo. Additionally, MSNBC marked...
  • Trey Gowdy Teases “Game Changer” FBI Transcripts

    05/23/2019 1:59:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | May 23, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So 64% of the American people know or think the FBI knew the dossier was a bunch of crap when they applied for a search warrant against the Trump campaign. Only 34% of those people know that Hillary Clinton paid for it. Now, here’s the next little bit of news that we have learned. It is from the Washington Times. Special counsel Robert… And, by the way, for those of you… And I’m using my empathy here… I know some of you are probably thinking, “Rush, could you get off of this? It’s over with. It’s done with.” No,...
  • Pete Buttigieg Details Plan to ‘Stiff-Arm’ Donald Trump as ‘Racist’ ‘Crazy Uncle’

    05/23/2019 1:58:54 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2019 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his plan Thursday of how to compete with President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. “What we’ve got to learn is how to kind of stiff-arm him, it’s almost sort of a ‘crazy uncle’ management,” he said. Buttigieg commented on his future plans to debate Trump in a conversation with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. He said that Democrats should correct Trump during debates but not get distracted by his controversial views. ~snip~ Buttigieg accused Trump of faking a disability to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam war. “I don’t mean to trivialize disability, but I...
  • New Document Exposes Two Russian Dossier Sources [potential "bombshell connection"]

    05/23/2019 1:57:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | Matt Palumbo and Dan Bongino
    As the spygate scandal unraveled early last year, “Stefan Halper” is a name that wouldn’t stop popping up.Having previously been involved in a CIA spying scandal in the 1980s, Halper got another spy gig in the 2016 election in which he attempted to infiltrate the Trump campaign. In a prior article I extensively detailed Halper’s involvement in trying to entrap various Trump campaign team members.Even after the election, Halper pitched himself as an ambassador to China for the Trump team after his presidential victory. In other words, even after Trump’s victory, a spy was nearly embedded within the Trump team. Thanks...
  • Pelosi questions Trump's fitness. Time for 'intervention'?

    05/23/2019 1:41:04 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    MSN News ^ | 5/23/2019
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff "intervention" for the good of the nation after his dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting with Democrats. No, said Trump's spokeswoman, it's the Democrats who are "insane" if they think he should work on legislation with them when they accuse him of engaging in a cover-up in the Trump-Russia election investigation. Both the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in a day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to all congressional probes before he...
  • Investigation Clears Ralph Northam Of What He Admitted Doing

    05/23/2019 1:36:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush ^ | May 23, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I don’t know if you’ve heard this or not. (Southern accent) “Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia — who has admitted to posing in a yearbook for medical school in blackface, as in a minstrel show. He admitted it! “He has been cleared of doing it by an investigative board at the school. Despite him admittin’ that he had done did it, the investigating board say he didn’t do it, and so case closed. Ralph Northam free now to kill babies after they born and did not appear in blackface in the yearbook.” See how Democrat investigations get closed...
  • Pompeo has filled his The State Dept. with ppl who campaigned against Trump (?)

    05/23/2019 1:33:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Twitter Ryan Girdusky ^ | 05 23 2019 | Ryan James Girdusky
    Fact or Opinion: Can anyone confirm or dispute this claim: "Pompeo has filled his The State Dept. with ppl who campaigned against Trump throughout all of 2016. Some of them even campaigned for Hillary. He also gave that terrible speech in Cairo that was totally counter to everything Trump has said on foreign policy. He’s one of the worst."
  • Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues

    05/23/2019 1:22:54 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 12 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 23 May 2019 | Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, has been indicted on 17 new counts of violating the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday — a novel case that raises profound First Amendment issues. The new charges were part of a superseding indictment obtained by the Trump administration that significantly expanded the legal case against Mr. Assange, who is already fighting extradition proceedings in London based on an earlier hacking-related count brought by federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia. The secret documents that Mr. Assange published were provided...
  • Germany: Leading politicians call for a 'European Islam'

    05/23/2019 1:20:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.23.2019 | jsi/rt (EPD, KNA, dpa)
    Two senior German politicians have called for a more progressive form of Islam in order to align the religion with the European way of life. Health Minister Jens Spahn and Schleswig-Holstein State Premier Daniel Günther published the appeal Thursday in a guest contribution for the Rheinische Post regional daily. “Instead of tolerating symbols of a reactionary, misogynistic form of Islam, we must promote the development of a European Islam, which shares our values, in order to preserve our free European way of life,” penned the two Christian Democrats. The topic of burkas is one of particular concern for both Spahn...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer: Carter Page FISA application approved in 'unusual' way by McCabe, Yates, and Baker

    05/23/2019 1:08:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was handled by top leadership at the Justice Department and FBI, according to a transcript released this week. In front of a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Aug. 31, 2018, former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson said she was normally responsible for signing off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications before they reached the desk of her superiors for approval. Anderson said the “linear path” those applications typically take was upended...
  • SpaceX Rockets Were Imperiled by Falsified Reports: Engineer accused of forging signatures

    05/23/2019 1:07:39 PM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2019 | Maria Armental and Micah Maidenberg
    Elon Musk’s space venture last year discovered that an employee at one of its contractors falsified product-quality reports for components intended for its rockets, generating concerns among officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, according to federal investigators. The complaint, filed in federal court on Tuesday, accuses engineer James Smalley with falsifying reports and parts certifications at his former company, PMI Industries LLC. Rochester, N.Y.-based PMI Industries provided precision machining services for parts used to build space flight vehicles for Mr. Musk’s closely held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX. NASA, the Air Force and other federal agencies have...

    05/23/2019 12:55:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 21, 2019
    Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe the FBI knew a controversial dossier was unreliable when they used it to obtain a search warrant against President Trump’s 2016 campaign. A national survey found that skepticism is shared by 86% of Republicans, 64% of Independents, and 47% of Democrats (see crosstab results). Forty-nine percent (49%) favor having the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are opposed and 22% are not sure. Support for an investigation comes from 64% of Republicans, 52% of Independents, and 34% of Democrats. Just 34% of voters...
  • Appeals court sets July argument in subpoena case over Trump financial records

    05/23/2019 12:53:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2019 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed to an accelerated schedule for the next round of legal battles between the House Oversight and Reform Committee and President Trump over obtaining the president's financial records. A three-judge panel on the appeals court will hear oral arguments on July 12 to determine whether the accounting firm Mazars can hand over Trump's financial records to House Democrats. The court also set a series of deadlines spanning June and July for parties to submit filings arguing their positions in the case. The order comes one day after lawyers for Trump and House...
  • Pelosi says Democrats "not on a path to impeachment"

    05/23/2019 12:47:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2019 | Emily Tillett
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was adamant that Democrats remain uninterested in pursuing impeachment, despite what she called President Trump's "irresponsible behavior" at the White House on Wednesday, when he dismissed claims of a "cover-up" in a 12-minute long tirade against Democrats in the Rose Garden. At her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Pelosi claimed the president is "crying out for impeachment" as Democrats continue to press ahead with numerous investigations into the Trump administration. Pelosi told reporters, however, that any suggestion that Democrats are planning to pursue impeachment "simply isn't the truth." "Impeachment is a very divisive...
  • POTUS Trump will turn out to be the MOST honest president we’ve ever had

    05/23/2019 12:40:54 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 2 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    No, you didn’t read the headline incorrectly. We really believe that President Donald J. Trump, who has been accused of everything from being a Manchurian candidate for Russia, a traitor, a theft, a crook, a liar, and an obstructor of justice, will go down in history as one of the most, if not the most, honest president we’ve ever had. As this column goes online, the president continues to be hampered in his ability to perform his constitutional duties as head of the Executive Branch by a Democratic Party that, quite frankly, is being run by people who hate our...