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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton keep trying to rewrite history. But will the show finally close in 2019?

    12/19/2018 2:55:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    We all need a little Christmas, and the Clintons are the gifts that keep on giving this time on the discount retail website Groupon. An Evening with the Clintons, their 13 city speaking tour, recently opened to a sea of empty seats prompting them to hawk their tickets on the site. Tickets to their Los Angeles event were priced as high as $325 on their official site, and sold for $35, $50 and $72 on Groupon. All but the $72 seats have sold out. There were also tickets to their events in New York, Detroit and Philadelphia not...
  • We The People Will Fund The Wall

    12/19/2018 2:42:25 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/Brian.Kolfage.jr ^ | 12-17-2018 | Brian Kolfage
    My name is Brian Kolfage, I have a verified blue check facebook page as a public figure and I'm a triple amputee veteran. Please Follow my facebook page for updates in addition to Gofundme. https://www.facebook.com/Brian.Kolfage.jr/ or email me at Bkolfage@gmail.com The campaign is set to the MAX that Gofundme has at the moment... working to get it raised. Please read entire statement below before emailing questions. A majority of Americans who voted to elect President Donald J Trump voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump's main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he 's...
  • This Man's Epic Ploy to Catch Package Thieves Red-Handed Is the Ultimate Act of Vigilante Justice

    12/19/2018 2:17:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | 12-18-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Mark Rober was one of the 11 million Americans who fell victim to package theft, but unlike most victims, he had a plan for when the robbers tried to strike again. Rober was first alerted to the package thieves by his home security system. He knew a package had been listed as delivered, but it never arrived. He checked his home security footage and found that a couple had stolen it right off his front step. "If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated," said Rober. When he brought the security footage to...
  • Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

    12/19/2018 1:14:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year. Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences. Its passage is also a win for Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who took on criminal justice reform as one of his primary policy goals and who has lobbied individual senators to back the bill...
  • Brexit: Theresa May to hold a series of MPs' votes on options

    12/19/2018 12:16:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | Dec 18, 2018 | BBC
    ... The prime minister does not believe any of the factions criticising her plan have enough support to get their own version of Brexit through Parliament. By allowing them to put forward their proposals and vote on them, she is hoping they will be defeated and her plan will emerge by a process of elimination as the best and only alternative to leaving without a deal.
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 11 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couples bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • DC Just Passed the "Strongest Climate Legislation" in the Nation

    12/18/2018 10:33:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    Earther ^ | 18 December 2018 | Brian Kahn
    The Trump administration isnt about renewable energy, but thanks to the Washington, D.C., city council, it could soon be running on clean power. The council passed one of the most ambitious climate bills in the country on Tuesday requiring the District to get all of its energy from renewables by 2032...."This is only the beginning," Reverend Yearwood, the head of the Hip Hop Caucus, said at the press conference after the bill was passed.
  • How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

    12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 20 replies
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ^ | 12/18/2018 | Jack Hunter
    Kristol was trying to remake the Republican Party, Carlson says. A significant part of Kristols GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics. Carlson recounts, Years later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, of whom I disapprove so much that I wont appear with them. That Ive encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party. Id be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was...
  • Regional report missing, concerns Chinese economy weaker than the government will admit

    12/18/2018 9:57:00 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    According to Reuters, the regional manufacturing PMI, published monthly by the Guangdong Department of Industry and Information Technology, had been treading lower than the official index until the data series stopped updating in October this year. The series had been produced for seven years. Reuters said that in the last release for September, Guangdong's PMI stood at 50.2, below the official gauge of 50.8 for the month. After several months of silence on the matter, the NBS issued an update on its website earlier this week, claiming it had received complaints in late October that Guangdong had been illegally surveying...
  • John Kasich talks about guns, coal, Tom Noe

    12/18/2018 9:51:35 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12-16-2018 | Darrel Rowland
    Gun laws “You will get gun reform when the public says they’ve had enough. Until they’ve said enough, it’s not going to happen. ... There’s going to come a point where people say enough of this.” Constitutional amendments He would support a GOP measure to make changes more difficult “only if they come with the idea of making it easier to get on the ballot with the (initiated statute). “If it’s not, I think we should reject it, because the public needs to be heard. I’d rather this (trivial) stuff doesn’t go into the constitution, but if you don’t give...
  • Letter to Judge Sullivan in Support of General Michael T. Flynn

    12/18/2018 9:26:46 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Robin Gritz
    Original letter sent to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan by former Special Supervisory Agent Robyn Gritz, who worked closely with General Flynn in counter-terrorism operations as more fully described in the letter, as well as an inside view into the character and tactics used by those in charge of his investigation, by someone who has come to know them well.
  • South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites

    12/18/2018 8:31:28 PM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 87 replies
    Vesti News ^ | 12/18/2018 | Vesti News
    South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites Video at the link.
  • Facebook gave more user data access to tech firms than previously known

    12/18/2018 8:09:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Facebook granted major tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix access to users' personal data in ways not previously disclosed, according to interviews and internal documents reported by The New York Times. The news outlet cited interviews and hundreds of documents from the social media platform that showed the company allowed Microsoft's Bing search engine to view the names of Facebook users' friends without consent; allowed Netflix and Spotify to read users' private messages; and allowed Amazon to obtain users' names and contact information. The agreements between Facebook and tech companies applied to more than 150 companies, most of which...
  • IHOP will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show after he says immigrants are

    12/18/2018 6:01:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 174 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 18, 2018 | Kate Taylor
    IHOP is joining the mass of advertisers abandoning Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show after his controversial comments about immigration last week. "At our core, we stand for welcoming folks from all backgrounds and beliefs into our restaurants and continually evaluate advertising to ensure it aligns with our values," IHOP said in a statement to Business Insider. "In this case, we will no longer be advertising on this show." At least 12 advertisers have stopped advertising on the show since last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter, whichfirst reported the newsthat IHOP was cutting ties with Tucker Carlson's show. Last...
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    12/18/2018 6:00:13 PM PST · by LUV W · 66 replies
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  • Pittsburghs new gun bans should be a non-starter

    12/18/2018 5:46:25 PM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Assuming the Mayor of Pittsburgh gets his way, tomorrow the City Council will vote on enacting several new gun bans, all of which face immediate questions in terms of their legality. The new laws include a ban on various types of assault weapons including rifles, handguns and shotguns. There are also bans on a variety of firearms accessories and the introduction of a new red flag law. As our friend Jeff Duntez points out, even if they didnt face significant Second Amendment issues, most of these laws arent permitted under existing state law.
  • N.Y. Attorney General: Trump Foundation Functioned as Checkbook for Trump's Interests

    12/18/2018 5:39:25 PM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Susan Jones
    Under pressure from the courts and the New York attorney general, the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced on Tuesday that the Foundation's remaining assets will be distributed to charities approved by her. And the lawsuit filed by the AG isn't over. According to Underwood's announcement, the lawsuit -- which seeks millions in restitution and penalties and a bar on President Trump and his three eldest children from serving on the boards of other New York charities -- remains ongoing.
  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commissions latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. Im inclined to deny the motion to dismiss, said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldnt Get Cocky

    12/18/2018 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldnt Get Cocky Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 arent worth much. By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018 Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, youll flash back four years. Youll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election. Republicans then were in a situation similar to the one that Democrats are in now. More than a dozen candidates were poised to run. And...
  • USA Today Pushes Amputations for Transgenders With Zero Space for Dissent

    12/18/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 18, 2018 | Tim Graham
    The dominant story on the front page of Tuesday’s USA Today was incredibly one-sided on “transgender equality.” Above and below a picture of trans man Grayson Russo were the headlines “Some Americans are denied ‘lifesaving’ health care / Because they identify as transgender.” Right under the headline is a large pull quote to add to the theme: “These are lifesaving procedures, and to deny somebody a lifesaving procedure is malpractice,” announced Johanna Olson-Kennedy, director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Inside the story she added "It's incredibly problematic to put your own feelings...