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  • Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

    06/18/2018 6:10:28 PM PDT · by McGruff
    In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy. Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes. Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible and deeply disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to secure our border and enforce our laws. Myth DHS has a policy to separate families at the border. Fact DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 19 June 2018

    06/18/2018 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 3 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • REPORT: Raj Shah Leaked Fake Story That Sarah Sanders Is On Her Way Out

    06/18/2018 5:03:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 18 June 2018 | Patrick Howley
    Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah, as expected, is making a power play to get his boss Sarah Sanders’ job as Press Secretary, according to multiple inside sources. Mike Cernovich reports on Shah’s alleged duplicity: Raj Shah leaked that story about Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving the WH to drive a wedge between her and POTUS, so he could hopefully get her spot. Raj thought by including himself in the article, it'd throw people off the trail. My WH sources all laughing about this. Shah, a former Republican National Committee staffer, is known for marginalizing the independent media in...
  • Trump calls for tariffs on additional $200B in Chinese goods as trade war ramps up

    06/18/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump said Monday he's directed his administration to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to additional tariffs, escalating the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The president announced Friday that the U.S. would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods. Beijing responded with reciprocal tariffs on U.S. products. Trump declared Monday that "further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices." As a result, he asked his trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that would be taxed at a...
  • North Korea reportedly offered to abandon a key weapon — and it has nothing to do with nukes

    06/18/2018 4:55:19 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Alex Lockie
    North Korean diplomats talking to South Korean officials in the demilitarized border zone between the two countries reportedly offered to remove the North's long-range artillery guns, which have been a dagger pointed at Seoul's throat for decades. Before North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, before it even built its first facility to create fissile material, its artillery had established a strong deterrent against South Korea and the US. North Korea is estimated to have thousands of massive artillery guns hidden in hardened shelters among the hills and mountains of the country's rugged terrain. Artillery batteries located within range of...
  • Michael Caputo Discusses FBI Set-up and Perjury Trap (Radio Interview)

    06/18/2018 4:52:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    WBEN Talk Radio ^ | 06 18 2018 | yesthatjallen
    Michael Caputo: INVESTIGATING THE DEMOCRAT DECEPTION In late May 2016, a man calling himself Henry Greenberg contacted Trump advisors Michael Caputo and Roger Stone offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. Both Stone and Caputo refused Greenberg’s offer, but in his May 2, 2018 interview with the Office of Special Counsel, Caputo noted the Mueller team knew far more than he did about the Greenberg approach. This set off alarms. Following his OSC interview, Michael Caputo deployed the financial resources of the Michael Caputo Legal Fund to investigate Henry Greenberg in the United States and Russia. The results of this investigation...
  • Sen. John Kennedy to Inspector General: ‘Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?’

    06/18/2018 4:33:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
  • Why Democrats Hear a Secret Racist Dog Whistle and Republicans Don’t (Regarding Trump)

    06/18/2018 4:33:10 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 18 replies
    The Dilbert Blog ^ | June 10, 2018 | Scott Adams
    One of the biggest misconceptions about Trump supporters is that they see President Trump the same way his critics see him, and yet they like him anyway. The implication of that belief is that all Trump supporters are racists because they damn-well-know they support a leader who is one. Hardly a day goes by without some stranger on Twitter telling me in ominous tones that I will someday pay dearly for being a racist “apologist.” They assume I see President Trump the same way they see him. In my book Win Bigly, I describe how the public is watching two...
  • Gallup Poll: Trump Hits Record 45 Percent Approval

    06/18/2018 4:30:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Jun 2018
    President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit 45 percent, tied with his highest rating to date, according to Gallup Last week Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit in Singapore, while his administration has begun a strict crackdown on illegal immigration into the U.S., including separating children from their parents if found illegally crossing the border. Despite the controversy over his policies, Trump's approval rating has steadily increased since the end of May. 45 percent of Americans approve of Trump. 50 percent of Americans disapprove. Trump previously reached 45 percent approval in the week...
  • Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

    06/18/2018 4:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters...

    06/18/2018 4:11:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while FBI director. “Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, ‘That’s frivolous.’ I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing Monday. “Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a...
  • Scott Adams: Trump's critics running out of 'trap doors' to explain good news

    06/18/2018 4:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams told his large following on social media this week that President Trump’s critics are running out of psychological “trap doors” to explain his effectiveness. One of the first social commentators to predict Mr. Trump’s campaign success says his historic meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is likely to produce large amounts of cognitive dissonance. “It may be my imagination, but I thought in the last few days online on Twitter that the level of vitriol and insult for Trump supporters and anybody who says anything about him is higher than I’ve seen in...
  • Obama’s Immigration Agencies Separated Children From Their Families, Too

    06/18/2018 3:53:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | Colin Kalmbacher
    The Trump administration has an intentional and explicit policy of separating migrant children from their families if caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without permission. Long before that, however, the administration of Barack Obama ramped up a program with a sometimes similar effect. Since 2008, the United States has had a policy known as the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP), or Lateral Repatriation. This program focuses on detaining male migrants of Mexican descent. Here’s how it works: Once an immigrant is caught attempting to cross the border without documentation, they are detained, flown or bused across the United States and then...
  • SPLC Apologizes, Pays Settlement to Islamic Reformer It Wrongly Labeled ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’

    06/18/2018 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-18-18 | Jack Crowe
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of “anti-Muslim extremists.” The SPLC announced Monday that it has agreed to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” The settlement was the result of a lawsuit Nawaz filed in April over his inclusion on the SPLC’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”......."
  • Democrats accuse Trump administration of 'child abuse' at the border

    06/18/2018 3:26:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies ^ | 6/18/18 | Laura Barrón-López
    House Democrats from districts across the country toured detention facilities Monday along the U.S.-Mexico border, capping off a weekend of such visits in an attempt to ramp up pressure on President Trump to reverse course on a new “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal border crossings. Democrats and number of Republicans, including former first lady Laura Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have assailed the administration for separating families at the border. The administration has waffled on its reasoning for implementing the policy from first blaming Democrats to taking credit for the policy change meant as “deterrence." House Democrats toured...
  • FBI Director Wray Praises Mueller “I Do Not Believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a Witch Hunt”

    06/18/2018 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday on the IG report’s findings of the Clinton email investigation. Christopher Wray told Senator Leahy (D-VT) that Robert Mueller’s investigation is ‘not a witch hunt.’
  • N.Korea Offers to Remove Long-Range Artillery from Frontline

    06/18/2018 3:01:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | June 18, 2018 | Lee Yong-soo
    North Korean delegates at cross-border military talks in the truce village of Panmunjom last Thursday offered to move their long-range artillery pieces from the military demarcation line to rear areas, a source said Sunday. The Defense Ministry denied it, but the source said, "The North Korean delegates brought it up first as a matter of principle." This would go a long way toward reducing military tensions. It is not known why the North made the offer or what it expects in return. The North has deployed about 1,000 artillery guns near the MDL. Some 330 are trained on the Seoul...
  • Single-payer system would improve health care economics (barf alert)

    06/18/2018 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    stl today ^ | April 29th 2018 | Larry Bowman
    One of the top issues for U.S. voters is health care. There is a simple solution most of the world is smart enough to recognize but is lost on us: a single-payer system. There are two compelling reasons for a single-payer system. The first is the moral argument that health care security is a right for all of us. The second is a little more complicated, and that is health care economics. Sadly, most Americans do not understand this aspect of the health care debate and how it adversely affects them. Anthem announced its first-quarter profits to be $1.31 billion....
  • Rescued Migrant Woman Was Not Mother of Children She Brought Across Border

    06/18/2018 2:34:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    Border Patrol agents rescued a woman traveling with three children not her own after they became stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River border with Mexico. Officials told Breitbart Texas the children traveling with the woman were unaccompanied minors. The woman was also crossing with another and her two children. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents battled strong currents and high water to rescue seven illegal immigrants left stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River, Breitbart Texas reported. Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol station came across a group of illegal immigrants on June...
  • Hillary Clinton on family separations at border: Jesus didn’t say, ‘Let the children suffer’

    06/18/2018 2:32:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | by Emma Ayers
    Hillary Clinton weighed in Monday morning on the ongoing controversy regarding the Trump administration’s "no-tolerance” border policy, suggesting that Jesus would not condone the actions of the American border authorities. At an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called out “those who selectively use the Bible” to give grounds for the separations, which were reported by the Department of Justice on Friday. “I went to a lot of years of Sunday school — even taught it from time to time. I’ve studied both the Old and New Testament, and what is being...