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  • America’s Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven

    07/19/2018 8:52:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/19/2018 | Bob Davis and Dante Chinni
    The Republican Party has become the party of blue-collar America. After the 1992 election, 15 of the 20 most manufacturing-intensive Congressional districts in America were represented by Democrats. Today, all 20 are held by Republicans.
  • Mystery of the secret Confederate submarine Hunley is SOLVED (TR)

    07/19/2018 8:51:46 AM PDT · by DFG
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2018 | Iain Burns
    The first submarine to down an enemy ship was sunk itself after its crew failed to release an emergency weight to help it resurface. Crew aboard the Confederate vessel HL Hunley did not disconnect the 1,000lb keel blocks to help it rapidly resurface, resulting in the sub being trapped underwater and the men dying from lack of oxygen. Scientists who removed the corrosion, silt and shells from the boat found the levers all locked in their regular position, solving a mystery dating back to 1864. The blocks would typically keep the sub upright, but also could be released with three...
  • 'Terrible mistake’ for DOJ to indict Russian officials ahead of Trump’s meeting with Putin

    07/19/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/19/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said...“I think it was a terrible mistake for the Department of Justice to issue that indictment on the eve of a foreign policy trip,” Dershowitz said in an interview with conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “The Justice Department is not supposed to be intruding on the foreign policy of the United States. They should have, on their own, held off.” ...."The issue is timing. You know, the Justice Department policy say[s] you don’t issue indictments just before an election, because you’re not supposed to be influencing policy,” Dershowitz added. “And embarrassing the...
  • Wells Fargo refunding 'hundreds of thousands' customers for add-on products like legal services

    07/19/2018 8:48:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNBC ^ | 07/19/2018 | Liz Moyer
    Wells Fargo & Co. is refunding hundreds of thousands of customers tens of millions of dollars for account add-on products such as legal services or insurance, Dow Jones reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Wells Fargo shares were lower by 0.3 percent in early trading Thursday. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking into the matter, the report said. Wells Fargo first disclosed issues with add-on products in its second quarter regulatory filing last year. In its most recent filing in May it said practices related to consumer add-on products like identity theft and debt protection were the subject...
  • 'This Is What Kills Our Kids:' Gun Control Argument Sneaks Into SEAL Team 'Six' Series

    07/19/2018 8:47:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/19/2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    The History Channel’s fictional drama Six provides a darker, more nuanced look into the personal and professional lives of SEAL Team Six operators. Although the show clearly displays the SEALs expertly using weapons in the field, there seems to be one place the show won’t accept them: in the home. In the dangerous world the show paints for us, the fact that they don’t want homeowners armed is even scarier. After former SEAL Team leader Rip was murdered by a terrorist on American soil in the season 2 premiere, Jackie (Nadine Velazquez) fears that her their family could be targeted...
  • Nunes used political donations for $15K in NBA tickets, winery tours, Vegas trips: report

    07/19/2018 8:35:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) used political donations to pay for almost $15,000 in tickets for Boston Celtics games, winery tours and trips to Las Vegas, according to a McClatchy article published Thursday. Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, used money from his political action committee to purchase Celtics tickets three times last year, according to McClatchy's analysis of reports from the Federal Election Commission and two watchdog groups. His PAC, called New PAC, has also footed the bill for lavish Las Vegas events since 2013, spending a total of $42,741 on catering, rentals, hotels and meals, McClatchy...
  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism Won't Always Exist' (A very revealing interview)

    07/19/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/19/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    ​Democrat giant-slayer and soon-to-be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came close to saying she supports abolishing the free enterprise system and the precious economic freedoms on which it is based that have made America wealthy beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. The so-called democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez hails as “the future of our party,” breezily dismissed the current strength of the U.S. economy, claiming unemployment is low only because Americans are working two jobs.  Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon, she told PBS in an astounding display of historical ignorance that would no doubt endear her to anti-American conspiracy...
  • Defense Distributed Victory for First and Second Amendments!

    07/19/2018 8:24:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Elections have consequences. One of the levers of power in the executive branch is the ability to settle lawsuits. Trump era officials in the Department of Justice have agreed to settle a lawsuit meant to stop an egregious violation of First and Second Amendment rights. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed published computer code that enabled people with 3D printers to print a crude single shot pistol and parts of semi-automatic rifles. The Federal government ordered Defense Distributed to stop distribution of the computer code. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed complied, and filed a lawsuit, with the help of the...
  • Nearly half of Republicans doubt Russia meddled: Poll

    07/19/2018 8:22:58 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018
    A new poll found a majority in the U.S. disapprove of President Trump's handling of a Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that among Republicans, there's widespread doubt that Russia intervened in the 2016 election. Overall, 55 percent of poll respondents disapproved of Trump's handling of the Putin summit, and 32 percent approved. The poll was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by CBS News, and it found a partisan divide in reaction to the summit, which Trump said Thursday was "a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media."
  • Ocasio-Cortez Learns the Agony of Victory as Joe Lieberman Tells N.Y. Dems to Vote Crowley

    07/19/2018 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2018 | Rod Kackley
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter complaints didn’t do any good. Even though she scored an upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic Party’s June primary, his name is still going to be on the 14th Congressional District’s November ballot. Ocasio-Cortez demanded Crowley answer her phone calls so she could hear his congratulations and concession, and move on to win the November general election in NY-14. But she won the primary, right? Maybe she’s just being paranoid? Maybe not. Joe Lieberman wants NY-14 Democrats to “Vote Joe Crowley, for Working Families.” In a scathing op-ed published by the Wall...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen Meets His Match in California Gun Shop Owner

    07/19/2018 8:18:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2018 | Jim Treacher
    When I heard that Sacha Baron Cohen was coming out with a new prank-interview show, I wondered the same thing you probably did: Won't his targets recognize him as Borat? It's only been 12 years since Cohen's priapic Kazakhstani character became an international celebrity. Nothing he's done since then has been nearly as successful*, so now he's back to his old tricks. But how can he pull off the same act, now that everybody knows who he is? Won't they take one look at him and say, "Hey, you're Borat"?The answer, as viewers of Who Is America? learned this...
  • House votes to disavow carbon tax

    07/19/2018 8:17:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Timothy Cama and Juliegrace Brufke
    The House passed a non-binding measure Thursday to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental” to the United States. The resolution, sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), states that a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide — the most prevalent greenhouse gas that causes climate change — “would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Only six Republicans voted against the resolution: Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Trey Hollingsworth (Ind.), Mia Love (Utah), Francis Rooney (Fla.) and...
  • Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know

    07/19/2018 8:15:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:10 AM ET, Thu July 19, 2018 | By Jacqueline Howard
    Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk. That impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is classified as a probable human carcinogen, based on results from lab tests. The medicines included in the voluntary recall are valsartan from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide from Solco and Teva. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the...
  • Europe, showing no understanding of antitrust, fines Google $5 Billion

    07/19/2018 8:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2018 | Ed Straker
    Europe is very good at regulating.  Less so at creating.  That's why Europe has fined Google five billion dollars for allegedly monopolistic behavior related to Google's Android operating system on phones and tablet devices while failing to produce continental alternatives of its own. European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology giants and one that may force lasting changes to smartphones. The European Union's antitrust fine of 4.34 billion euros was almost double...
  • Republicans overwhelmingly back Trump's performance at Putin summit: Poll

    07/19/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The vast majority of Republicans support the way President Trump handled his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to a new Axios poll. The poll said 80 percent of Republicans approved of Trump’s performance, while only 8 percent of Democrats feel the same way. The partisan split could be seen in other things the poll measured. For example, 85 percent of Republicans think the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections is “more of a distraction,” while on the other side, 85 percent of Democrats feel that the possibility of coordination between the two...
  • It's Not Just Weather, Jews Control Earthquakes, Too!

    07/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Marina Medvin
    According to a Jordanian columnist, Jewish powers aren't just limited to weather control; Jews can also cause earthquakes! Kamal Zakarneh, a columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, accused Israelis of causing the earthquakes that shook the Al-Aqsa mosque in the attempt "to Judaize Jerusalem." He went on to explain that Jews are known for "blaming nature" for natural disasters. He's not wrong to fear earthquakery. That mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and had to be rebuilt in 754. And Jews were around in 746. Soooooo we know who did it. A minor flaw in his logic is...
  • Ann Coulter: Putin Is Killing Millions Of Americans

    07/19/2018 8:01:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 18, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    I don't know what Trump said during that two hours when he met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but like so many in the media, I know what I hope he said: Mr. Putin, I need you to publicly admit your complicity in our illegal alien problem. Only if Putin owns up to deploying a vast network of Russian assets to personally direct the movements of millions of illegal aliens across the Sonoran Desert, through dozens of checkpoints and into our country, in fulfillment of his master plan to attack America's financial viability, national security and future prospects, will...
  • FDA to explore importing drugs from overseas to lower prices

    07/19/2018 8:01:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2018 | Robert King
    The Trump administration wants to explore how to safely import pharmaceuticals from other countries in order to counteract major hikes in the price of drugs. Such a policy would represent a major shift from current procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requested on Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration establish a working group to examine safe importation. The request is part of a larger effort by the Trump administration to tackle high drug prices, a growing driver of healthcare costs in the U.S. “We have seen a number of both branded and generic examples in recent years...
  • Study: Facebook users more likely to react to Congress with ‘anger’ emoji post-2016

    07/19/2018 7:56:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | John Bowden
    A Pew Research Group study examining Facebook trends found that users of the social media platform were more likely to react using the "anger" emoji to political posts following the 2016 presidential election, a shift from more positive reactions months before. The study released Wednesday found that in the months leading up to the election, from Feb. 24, 2016, to Election Day, users of the platform were more likely to respond to political posts from members of Congress with the "love" emoji, using it a total of 7.3 million times. The "anger" emoji, by comparison, was used 3.6 million times...
  • CNN boss Jeff Zucker, 53, is taking a six-week leave to undergo surgery for heart condition

    07/19/2018 7:55:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 19, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    BREAKING: CNN boss and Trump punching bag Jeff Zucker, 53, announces he is taking a six-week leave to undergo surgery for a heart condition Jeff Zucker told employees at a CNN meeting on Thursday that he would be taking a medical leave for a heart condition he has had for 10 years He has been the president of CNN Worldwide since 2013, and oversees CNN as well as HLN and and the company's digital properties He was previously the CEO of NBC/Universal, and worked closely with President Donald Trump while he was making The Apprentice Zucker, 53, and Trump were...