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  • Brexit: Military reservists on standby in event of no deal

    01/19/2019 1:32:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | 17 January 2019 | BBC
    Reserve military officers could be called up for a year of service as part of government plans for a no-deal Brexit. It comes after the defence secretary said 3,500 troops were "held at readiness" to help if the UK crashes out of the EU. The official call-up order was made in a ministerial statement on Thursday. Labour, which is calling for a no-deal to be ruled out, said the move showed the prospect was a "serious threat". Reservists, who have military training but also hold civilian jobs, will make up one in ten of the troops prepared to be deployed...
  • Deja Vu offering jobs to furloughed government employees

    01/19/2019 1:15:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - With the government shutdown still going on, businesses all over have been offering temporary jobs to federal employees. Deja Vu Showgirls of Nashville is inviting federal workers to apply at the club. To apply, click here. The club is offering immediate interviews. They are also auditioning people for "select beautiful entertainers", so "grab the stilettos and dust off that thong!" the club says.
  • LAPD detective speaks out about her explicit photos being shared within department.

    01/18/2019 11:46:44 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 1/15/19 | David Ono
    Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ysabel Villegas used to investigate cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Now, the tables are turned, and she is the alleged victim in a revenge porn scandal that's rocked the LAPD. "I did not want to be here," said Villegas outside court Tuesday. "This is the last place or the last thing I ever wanted to do and I'm just so sad it's come to this." Villegas says LAPD Senior Lead Officer Danny Reedy began to threaten and extort her near the end of their five-year extramarital affair. She says he sexually assaulted her,...
  • Gabbard issues video apology for past views

    01/18/2019 11:14:09 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    AP / Honolulu StarAd ^ | January 18, 2019 | Audrey McAvoy
    Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C., backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying that her views have changed significantly since she made statements that were hurtful to LGBTQ people. The Democratic congresswoman has apologized for such statements before. But she has come under renewed criticism since she announced during a CNN interview last week that she would run for president.
  • Families squeezed by both LA teachers' strike and government shutdown struggle to make ends meet.

    01/18/2019 10:55:22 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/16/19 | Soo Youn
    For 26 days, furloughed U.S. government workers have been wondering when they will be able to work and get paid. For three days, Los Angeles public school teachers have been wondering the same. For a number of families, both uncertainties are a reality. In families in which one partner works for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the other works for the federal government, the new year has started with two missing paychecks. Xochilt Valdivia-Ford was well prepared to strike, she thought. The second-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate, like the 30,000 other teachers currently...
  • Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

    01/18/2019 10:40:40 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 1-17-19 | Timothy Carney
    (Skip) The best way to describe Trump’s support in the Republican primaries—when he was running against the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich—would be: white evangelicals who do not go to church. Geoffrey Layman, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, noticed this during the primaries, writing: “Trump does best among evangelicals with one key trait: They don’t really go to church.” While writing my forthcoming book, Alienated America, my research assistant Nick Saffran and I crunched some numbers provided by Emily Ekins of the Voter Study Group. We broke down Republican primary...
  • Chuck Todd: (Fraudulent) Buzzfeed Report a Significant Development

    01/18/2019 9:11:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Jeff Poor
    Friday on NBCs Today Show, NBC and MSNBC host Chuck Todd boasted about the significance of a Buzzfeed story reporting President Donald Trump directed his then-legal counsel Michael Cohen to lie about a real estate project in Russia. Todd told NBCs Savannah Guthrie that one couldnt overstate the significance of the report. In the Trump era we have a hard time sometimes under-calibrating and everybody is like, Oh my God, oh my God this is it, this is it,' Todd said. You cant overstate how significant this development is, with the caveat of if true. I mean, a...
  • 'Flat out lie': White House rejects Pelosi's claim it leaked travel details

    01/18/2019 9:03:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 12:34 PM | Melissa Quinn
    The White House on Friday rejected the accusation from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the administration leaked sensitive travel information for her foreign trip, calling it a flat out lie. "When the Speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out, a White House official said. The idea we would leak anything that would put the safety and security of any American at risk is a flat out lie." Pelosis deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said in a statement earlier Friday...
  • At Least 20 Killed, 60 Others Burned in Mexico Fuel Pipeline Fire

    01/18/2019 9:02:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 18, 2019
    The leak was caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Video footage showed dozens of residents near the town of Tlahuelilpan gathered to collect spilled fuel in buckets, garbage cans and other vessels. Fuel was seen spouting dozens of feet into the air from the tap. Footage then showed flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said 20 people were killed immediately and...
  • Ben Shapiro at March For Life rally: 'No pro-life person would kill baby Hitler

    01/18/2019 8:25:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2019 | Joe Concha
    Conservative radio host Ben Shapiro said Friday at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., that "no pro-life person would kill baby Hitler" because "baby Hitler was a baby," with the comments quickly going viral on social media. The argument, I guess here, is that would you kill baby Hitler? Shapiro said in answering a question that appeared to be submitted online during a live broadcast at the anti-abortion rally. And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler, because baby Hitler wasnt Hitler, adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby,"...

    01/18/2019 8:23:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:46 PM 01/18/2019 | AMBER ATHEY
    CNN guest and radio host Ben Ferguson said Friday that BuzzFeed News got their brains kicked in by the Special Counsels office over their disputed report on President Donald Trump. BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday night that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told Special Counsel Robert Muellers prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie about a potential Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 election. (RELATED: Muellers Office Disputes BuzzFeeds Report) Muellers office issued a rare statement disputing BuzzFeeds reporting on Friday: BuzzFeeds description of specific statements to the Special Counsels Office, and characterization of documents and...
  • BuzzFeed is toast: NYT, Ronan Farrow throw more cold water on the BuzzFeed scoop

    01/18/2019 8:17:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10:03 pm on January 18, 2019 | Greg P.
    Welp. BuzzFeeds terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day just got worse as the New York Times is reporting that the prosecutors in the special counsels office are saying that Michale Cohen never implied that the president had pressured him to lie to Congress: Toast:
  • Watch: The 2019 March for Life from Beginning to End

    01/18/2019 8:08:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2:39 PM - 18 Jan 2019 | Students for LIfe
  • Solidarity With the Weakest and Most Vulnerable

    01/18/2019 7:55:51 PM PST · by Kaslin ^ | January 18, 2019 | Congressman Chris Smith
    Editor's note: The following are excerpts from the remarks Congressman Smith delivered at the 46th annual March for Life. Thank you, President Trump, for making it absolutely clear today that you will veto any piece of legislation that undermines or nullifies any pro-life policy, regulation, or rule.Your extraordinary announcement—your bold solidarity with the weakest and most vulnerable—couldn’t come at a better time.The new Democratic majority in the House has made it clear that they want to eviscerate all pro-life protections including the Hyde taxpayer abortion funding ban which alone has saved over 2 million people from death by abortion.Mr. President, be assured...
  • Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress.

    01/18/2019 7:43:08 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress. I need to understand who shepherded funding through for a portion of the government. Is that something that can be searched? PM mail me please?
  • Its Time for a Peoples State of the Union

    01/18/2019 7:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 18, 2019 | Mark Davis
    Two questions lead straight to an answer on the State of the Union standoff: First, does a House Speaker have the right to ban a president from the House gallery? It would seem so. Second, what has been the setting for some of President Trumps most rousing and riveting connective moments? That would be at large rallies. Boom. Problem solved. State of the Union addresses have become predictable yawners for most except the political junkie community. It may be that the government shutdown has helped us realize that well manage just fine with a written report, as was the...
  • Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown, not declare national emergency

    01/18/2019 7:15:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 134 replies
    CNN ^ | Han. 18, 2018 | Abby Phillip and Betsy Klein
    President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon -- what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official. The official told CNN that Trump's idea is to put something on the table to get Democrats to engage with negotiations. Trump is not expected to back down from his demand for a border wall, but the plan will seek to entice Democrats by offering other concessions.
  • Airline AeroMexico offering discounts to Americans with Mexican DNA

    01/18/2019 6:58:57 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2019 | Chris Perez
    In an attempt to boost tourism from the US, Mexicos national airline carrier has a DNA Discounts program which offers flights at lower rates for Americans with Mexican DNA. The promotion was unveiled in an ad last year by AeroMexico, the company offering it, but its only just now going viral.
  • Protect Dreamers and build the wall, and we can all win

    01/18/2019 6:50:08 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 42 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/17/2019 | Editorial
    'the president would agree to a sweeping deal to protect young people who were brought to this country without authorization at ages when they had no say over what happened to them.'
  • Thank You For Canceling Pelosi's Trip, Mr. President

    01/18/2019 6:17:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 18, 2019 | Larry Provost
    Mr. President, thank you very much for canceling Nancy Pelosis worthless trip to Afghanistan. Believe me, the last thing the majority of troops want to see is Nancy Pelosi, an official who has done nothing but call for the cutting funding for the military and was part of the gang that cut military retirement benefits, during wartime, a few years ago. However, there are quite a few more reasons as to why President Trump, again, has done a good thing. These visits by Congressional delegations are mostly dog and pony shows. Troops have to spend hours or even days...