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  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster detected on Oregon shores

    12/09/2016 5:06:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | December 9, 2016
    SALEM, Ore. - Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on Oregon shores, researchers say. Seawater samples from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from the nuclear disaster but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment. Citing the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Statesman Journal newspaper reports the samples were taken last winter and later analyzed
  • GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security [The Lies Begin Again! #FakeNews]

    12/09/2016 5:06:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 12/9/16 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    am Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security. The bill introduced by Johnson, who is also the chair of the Social Security subcommittee, slashes benefits, adds means testing, and would raise the retirement age from 67 to 69. ...Michael Linden, associate Center for American Progress, pointed out on Twitter, a letter from Social Security’s Office of the Actuary calculated workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% and 35%.
  • Rudy Giuliani withdraws his name from consideration for cabinet post

    12/09/2016 5:02:26 PM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-09-2016 | Abby Phillip
    Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former New York mayor and an early backer of Donald Trump, has withdrawn his name for consideration for a Trump administration job. Giuliani was on the president-elect’s shortlist for secretary of state. In a statement, the Trump transition team said Giuliani informed Trump of his withdrawal at a Nov. 29 meeting. Giuliani delivered a letter to Trump, who declined to accept it at that meeting. On Friday, Giuliani again asked Trump to withdraw his name, and he accepted, according to a senior transition official. Giuliani said in a statement that the decision was “not about me.”...
  • Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

    12/09/2016 4:57:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/9/16 | Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s...
  • Trump to pick Ronna Romney McDaniel to lead RNC

    12/09/2016 4:44:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | 12/9/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Ronna Romney McDaniel is expected to be Donald Trump’s pick to be the next chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), according to two sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. ADVERTISEMENT McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, is expected to attend Trump's rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday night. The Hill has not been able to confirm, however, whether the president-elect will announce his support for her at the event. McDaniel is the favored choice of current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, according to two sources with direct knowledge of Priebus's thinking. Trump has told Priebus that he...
  • MSNBC Anchor Falsely Claims Fox News Had Christmas Party at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

    12/09/2016 4:39:35 PM PST · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle falsely claimed on her show Friday morning that Fox News had its Christmas party at President-elect Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. . . . “Think about the hotel in Washington right now. The RNC [Republican National Committee] is having their Christmas party there. Fox News had their Christmas party there. That doesn’t feel a little hanky?” Ruhle asked. . . . Ruhle issued an apology later in the day during the 2 p.m. broadcast of MSNBC Live explaining that her comment was wrong and she made a mistake
  • Democratic Senators Stall CR, Force Federal Government into Weekend Shutdown

    12/09/2016 3:41:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 12/9/16 | Neil W. McCabe
    Senate Democrats from coal mining states shamed their Democratic colleagues in joining them in a procedural vote Thursday that would have ended debate on the continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through April over an extension of benefits for out-of-work coal workers. In the Senate, there are two votes. The first vote ends debate, and that must pass with 60 votes. The effort to extend debate is called the filibuster, which is what Senate Democrats, led by Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, did when they kept the Republicans from getting the 60 votes to end debate. The second vote on a...
  • Exxon’s Rex Tillerson Is Top Candidate for Secretary of State

    12/09/2016 3:41:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 48 replies
    Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson has emerged as the leading candidate to become President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, according to two transition officials, marking the latest twist in a multiweek search for a top diplomat. Mr. Tillerson moved ahead of other candidates, including 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who have had multiple conversations with Mr. Trump about the job. Mr. Tillerson is viewed by some of Mr. Trump’s advisers as a mold-breaking pick who would bring an executive’s experience to the diplomatic role, said a person involved in the process. Messrs. Trump and Tillerson...

    12/09/2016 3:38:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 9, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting a mosque in Virginia next week amid a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims. Lynch is scheduled to visit the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling on Monday morning.
  • Changing the Way we fight and win (Color of Change)

    12/09/2016 3:37:47 PM PST · by spintreebob · 5 replies
    Color Of Change ^ | 12/9/2016 | Rashad Robinson;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=35887 It's time to get in formation. With one month left before Donald Trump takes office, we’ve reached a crucial moment in our movement where we must set a fresh agenda that will lead us in the fight ahead. This Monday, December 12 from 7-8 ET, we invite you to a virtual townhall, “It’s time To Get In Formation: Changing the Way we Fight and Win.” This virtual event will be moderated by CNN contributor and President of Dream Corps, Van Jones and hosted by our very own Arisha Hatch. We have a powerful lineup of movement leaders Linda Sarsour,...
  • South Korea 'Shaman Gate': President's State Policy Decided by Cult

    12/09/2016 3:35:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    The unprecedented political scandal threatening to unseat South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is gathering pace. It has emerged than Park Geun-hye was influenced by a group of close friends with no political experience. In fact these friends were a mix of fortune-tellers and cult members, and were not simply consulting Park Geun-hye, but in many cases were literally dictating key political decisions. They also had access to secret government documents. Choi Soon-sil even made drafts of presidential speeches. Sputnik Japan asked Georgy Toloraya, an expert on Korea, how it was possible for a cult to dictate presidential policy in this...
  • Loretta Lynch Plans To Visit Mosque Once Raided In Counterterrorism Probe

    12/09/2016 3:34:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 12/9/16 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit a controversial Virginia mosque next week, likely as a response to a recent FBI report that found a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. The visit to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center (ADAMS) will mark Lynch’s first to a mosque since she took over the Justice Department last year. And that will be one visit more than the number she has paid to a synagogue. That despite there being two-and-a-half times as many hate crimes against Jews reported last year than against Muslims.
  • They couldn’t compete: Marxist sandwich store closes

    12/09/2016 3:31:27 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    Bartertown Diner didn’t allow for bosses or managers and allowed for a living wage, and a strong union. It also apparently didn’t allow for enough profits to stay open. Workers at Bartertown were able to decide the menu and business hours, creating odd times that confused customers. Many patrons complained that it took up to 40 minutes to get a sandwich. Politics also caused fights between customers. Bartertown offered free food to police officers for keeping the community safe, which enraged socialists who hate cops. Additionally, their no tipping policy caused staff not to work as hard because there was...
  • Egyptian Women Resist Harassment With Short Dresses

    12/09/2016 3:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 9 December 2016 | Ashraf AbdelHamid
    A group of Egyptian women have resorted to a new and original way to fight sexual harassment during a march in the capital, Cairo - wearing short dresses. As onlookers watched on in silent amazement, the women waved signs carrying the message: "we are wearing the dresses of the past, we want the streets of the past”. The message was referring to the sixties and seventies when women’s skirts and dresses were fashionably much shorter, but they received less unwelcomed attention. Dr Riham Atef, the organizer of the march, told Al Arabiya.Net: “The concept behind this march is inspired by...
  • Newsweek Describes Trump as 'Dear Leader' of White Supremacists

    12/09/2016 3:05:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Six years ago, Newsweek sold for a grand total of one dollar. Many would say that amount was way overpriced and one big reason is the completely unprofessional sick smear job they are pulling on Donald Trump. An example is an article written by culture writer Ryan Bort, who makes no attempt to hide his Trump hate. Bort used a timeline of rough years throughout human history to exhibit his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Somehow, Bort felt it pertinent to go as far as to even link Trump and the Bubonic Plague from the year 1347.
  • Michigan Supreme Court denies Stein’s recount appeal

    12/09/2016 2:59:05 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 76 replies
    The Detroit News | December 9, 2016 | Jonathan Oosting
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  • 600 'Underage' Migrants Turn Out to be Adults. (3/4 are liars-caught by medical test)

    12/09/2016 2:49:00 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 26 replies
    News ^ | December 9, 2016 | NOT by brian williams
    The Danish government has revealed that of the suspected 800 “underage” asylum seekers they believed to be lying about their age, 600 of them were adults according to medical tests. The Danish Immigration Service (Udlćndingestyrelsen – DIS) has suspected hundreds of “underage” migrants over the past year have been lying about their age in order to get preferential treatment and other benefits from the Danish government. The DIS was granted the ability to use medical tests to assert the real age of those suspected of lying and have said that at least 600, or three quarters of the migrants, were...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Red-state Democrats flirt with a brief government shutdown over coal miners’ health care

    12/09/2016 2:46:13 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 9 replies
    WaShington Post ^ | 12/9/2016 | Kelsey Snell
    Senate Democrats are appealing to the working-class white voters they lost to President-elect Donald Trump by threatening a short government shutdown over issues important to them. Red-state Democrats up for reelection in 2018 are forcing the standoff over the year-end spending bill to keep the government open — insisting on health-care benefits for retired coal miners and requiring the use of American steel in infrastructure projects.
  • Trump to name Goldman Sachs veteran, Gary Cohn, to head National Economic Council

    12/09/2016 2:40:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Renae Merle, Ylan Q. Mui and Philip Rucker
    NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name a top Goldman Sachs executive, Gary Cohn, to lead the National Economic Council, handing the Wall Street veteran significant sway over his administration's economic policy. The council includes the heads of various departments and agencies and works within the administration to coordinate economic policy. As director, Cohn would be in position to advise Trump as he attempts to fulfill some of his chief campaign promises, including lowering corporate taxes and rethinking U.S. trade policy. Trump intends to formally name Cohn to the post, which does not require Senate confirmation, but additional details remained...
  • Donald Trump Defends His Super Rich Cabinet: 'I Want People That Made a Fortune'

    12/09/2016 2:29:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    Fortune ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Tara John
    Donald Trump brushed away criticism after appointing a number of billionaires and millionaires to his administration by saying that he wants “people that made a fortune!” The president-elect compared his picks, which have the accumulative wealth of around $14.5 billion, to athletes during a speech at his ‘Thank You’ campaign rally on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. “A newspaper criticized me and said, ‘Why can’t they have people of modest means?'” He said to a crowd, Huffington Post reports. “Because I want people that made a fortune! Because now they are negotiating [for] you, OK?… It’s no different than a...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 9: 1,322 Net Changes Made

    12/09/2016 2:28:38 PM PST · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/9/2016 | By Jessica McBride
    snip Sixty out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties completed the Wisconsin recount as of Day 9, with 1,322 net votes changed since the recount began, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission. The errors have included everything from jammed ballots to voters using the wrong pens, but they have not represented a significant shift at all. Since both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gained votes overall, the net result is almost nil, and Trump retains his 22,000-plus vote lead with Clinton only gaining a net 49 more votes after nine days of counting. Meanwhile, on December 9, a federal judge rejected an...
  • Philly judge: Decision coming Monday on Stein's petition for statewide recount

    12/09/2016 2:21:39 PM PST · by dirtboy · 56 replies ^ | 12/9/2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    A federal judge in Philadelphia will rule Monday on the Green Party-backed petition for a Pennsylvania recount, leaving just one day before the state needs to certify its presidential vote total for the electoral college. Judge Paul Diamond signaled his plan after a Friday afternoon hearing in which supporters of Green Party nominee Jill Stein pushed their bid for a recount, citing concerns about the integrity of Pennsylvania's voting system and the technology it uses.
  • Trump adds six more to NASA transition team

    12/09/2016 2:04:55 PM PST · by kingu · 22 replies
    Space News ^ | 12/9/2016 | Brian Berger
    The transition team for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump added six more people to the NASA landing team Friday, including senior Dynetics executive Steve Cook and former astronaut Sandy Magnus. [...] Other members: Greg Autry of the University of Southern California Jack Burns of the University of Colorado Rodney Liesveld, a former senior policy adviser at NASA Jeff Waksman, a former research fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives The NASA landing team is lead by Chris Shank, who worked for House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) until last week.
  • Fake News Exposed -- Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Booed John Glenn

    12/09/2016 2:03:19 PM PST · by Strac6 · 30 replies
    Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news. Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn. He would later go on to delete the tweet, but not before being screenshotted by Mediaite’s Alex Griswold and receiving thousands of retweets. (Mediaite) “Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.” Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false....
  • Giuliani won't serve in Trump administration

    12/09/2016 2:00:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 55 replies ^ | 12/9/16 | Harper Neidig
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a longtime Donald Trump ally, will not be serving in the president-elect’s administration. ADVERTISEMENT Giuliani has removed himself from consideration for any position in the new administration, the Trump transition team announced Friday. He was rumored to be in the mix to be secretary of State. "This is not about me; it is about what is best for the country and the new administration," Giuliani said in a statement. "Before I joined the campaign I was very involved and fulfilled by my work with my law firm and consulting firm, and I will...
  • Public University Professors Demand “Sanctuary Campus” to Shield Illegal Aliens

    12/09/2016 1:54:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 9, 2016
    Comparing immigration enforcement to “fugitive slave laws,” professors at a taxpayer-funded university in south Florida are demanding that the school protect illegal aliens by creating a “sanctuary campus.” Students at colleges around the nation have made similar requests to protect undocumented classmates after president-elect Donald Trump vowed to increase deportations and reverse an Obama administration measure that shields those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the Florida professors are blazing the trail as the first faculty members to officially call for campus-wide sanctuary in the aftermath of the presidential election. They work at Florida International University (FIU), a...
  • Keith Ellison’s star falling as Clinton, Obama allies seek DNC alternative

    12/09/2016 1:54:11 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 48 replies
    Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite to become the next leader of the Democratic National Committee, amid resistance to the Minnesota liberal’s bid from key parts of the party’s base. The contest to replace Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is evolving into a larger fight over the future of the party. Backers of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are throwing their support behind Ellison while some Clinton supporters are searching for an alternative. Ellison picked up an powerful endorsement Thursday from the AFL-CIO, which issued a...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 40 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • Activist on George Soros-Financed Boards Behind Scheme to Take Trump’s Electoral College Votes

    12/09/2016 1:24:36 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – Harvard law professor and progressive activist Larry Lessig has announced that he is teaming up with a California-based law firm to offer “free and confidential” legal services to any members of the Electoral College who will vote against President-elect Donald Trump in violation of state law. Lessig, a one-time presidential candidate, has served on the boards of numerous groups financed by billionaire George Soros. Lessig’s Electoral College scheme, which is being called the Electors Trust, is a last-ditch effort to stop Trump from becoming president. It comes after a petition drive by the Soros-funded activist organization...
  • Foes of Russia Say Child Pornography Is Planted to Ruin Them

    12/09/2016 1:23:08 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    The New York Slimes (Old Grey Whore Fake News) ^ | December 9, 2016 | ANDREW (Honest, it ain't Fake) HIGGINS
    His indomitable will steeled by a dozen years in the Soviet gulag, decades of sparring with the K.G.B. and a bout of near fatal heart disease, Vladimir K. Bukovsky, a tireless opponent of Soviet leaders and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, is not a man easily put off his stride. But he got knocked sideways when British police officers banged on the front door of his home on a sedate suburban street here early one morning while he lay sick in bed and informed him that they had “received information about forbidden images” in his possession....The images sought by...
  • Developer's stalled land deal with NY gets kick start after campaign cash to Cuomo

    12/09/2016 1:18:04 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | December 09, 2016 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign collected $25,000 in donations from Cor Development Co. executives at a December 2015 fundraiser. Two days later, Cuomo's staff did something nice for Cor. Administration officials finally dislodged a contract to sell the company 3.6 acres of state land that Cor wanted in Syracuse's Inner Harbor. The deal had been approved five months earlier, but was stuck in governmental purgatory.... The December 2015 fund-raising event was hosted by lobbyist Todd Howe, who represented Cor at the time, according to a report of the event by Politico. Howe recently pleaded guilty to corruption charges...
  • Is Sears Dying a Slow Death?

    12/09/2016 1:17:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox Business ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016
    Sears (SHLD), the 130-year-old American icon, can’t find a way to stop the bleeding. The floundering retailer has closed hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores, cut costs and borrowed millions of dollars from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund to keep the business going. Sears invested in its online store and a loyalty program, Shop Your Way, in hopes of regaining its footing, but customers have yet to return in droves. On Thursday, Sears reported its fifth quarterly loss in a row, and sales continued their downward trend. Sears also revealed that it will accelerate plans to shutter underperforming stores. Jason...
  • Source: Fox ‘Sick’ of Megyn Kelly; ‘Fox News Needs to Cut Her Loose’

    12/09/2016 1:16:39 PM PST · by detective · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A source at the Fox News Channel tells Breitbart News that staff at the network hope Megyn Kelly will leave soon. “Everybody in the building is sick of it. We absolutely can’t stand it anymore,” the source said. “This ‘all me, all the time’ tour, ‘I’m the victim,’ ‘I’m going to be poisoned,’ is getting really old.” (The “poisoned” remark refers to rumors that Kelly had been poisoned before the first presidential debate in 2015 — a rumor she appears to deny in her new memoir, Settle for More.)

    12/09/2016 1:09:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 12.08.16 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Earlier This Year, Schumer Teamed Up With Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda to Put Spotlight On ‘BOTS Act’; Hackers Have Used Bots To Unfairly Jack Up Prices Of Tickets To ‘Hamilton’ in NYC, the Paul McCartney show in Buffalo and Bruce Springsteen in Rochester, as well as Other Major Events Around New York State, Earning Resellers an Eye-Popping Profits Senator Says What’s Happening On Broadway is Happening Across Entertainment Industry & Must StopSchumer: It’s ‘Abots’ Time We Finally Crack Down On Cyber Scalpers U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that both chambers of Congress passed the Better On-line Ticket Sales Act of 2016, or the BOTS...
  • Memphis ties record of 213 homicides

    12/09/2016 1:08:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 19 replies
    WREG-TV Channel 3 (CBS) Memphis ^ | Updated at 11:53AM, December 9, 2016 | Eric Lipford
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a pair of murders in two Memphis neighborhoods. These murders mean the city has tied its record of 213 homicides set in 1993.
  • Mainstream Media Continues Absolving Itself From Clinton, Trump Election Failures

    12/09/2016 1:02:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 08 December 2016
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  • CDC: Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm-Related Homicides in 2015

    12/09/2016 12:59:05 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers show heroin deaths surpassed firearm-related homicides for the first time ever in 2015. The number of heroin deaths was 12,989 and the number of firearm-related homicides was 12,979.
  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • Junk-rated Chicago schools plan new kind of bond issue

    12/09/2016 12:55:29 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2016 | Karen Pierog
    Chicago's public school (CPS) system plans to sell a new type of bond issue in an attempt to separate the debt from the district's severe financial woes and protect it in a potential bankruptcy filing, according to a document released by the district on Tuesday. The preliminary prospectus for the debt indicates the Chicago Board of Education will issue $500 million of bonds secured solely by a capital improvement property tax and not by the district's general obligation pledge.
  • ‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

    12/09/2016 12:53:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between independent, alternative media and legacy corporate-government sponsored propaganda media is in full swing following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election. While I’m no big fan of Trump, his win has so emotionally damaged the U.S. status quo they have begun to lash out in a hysterical and careless manner against those they feel prevented Her Highness, Hillary Clinton, from ascending to the throne. 2016 was the year...
  • Churches vow to offer sanctuary to people in US illegally

    12/09/2016 12:53:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    ap ^ | 12/9/16 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. To some churches, sanctuary means spiritual support or legal assistance to fight deportation. Others promise or already are extending physical sanctuary by housing immigrants. In Brockton, a poor city of about 95,000 people south of Boston, four churches have pledged to take in immigrants fearful of being deported.
  • Emanuel flips the bird when asked about 2020

    12/09/2016 12:50:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 12/9/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a fiery response when asked Thursday night whether he would consider running for president in 2020. The former White House chief of staff to President Obama and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton flipped off consultant Neil Hare — twice — after being posed the question at BLT Steak, prompting laughter from others at the bar. Emanuel, famed for his coarse language and caustic retorts, was hanging out at the restaurant located blocks from the White House during a swing through Washington this we
  • Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement

    12/09/2016 12:40:34 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 25 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening the rules of engagement for troops fighting overseas, according to a report. The Trump team has asked for a list of restrictions, limitations and other "rules of engagement" on U.S. troops operating overseas, according to an NPR report. That includes rules on how close U.S. special operators can get to the fight in Iraq and Syria and who they can target on the battlefield and how. Trump often blasted the rules of engagement during the campaign trail, arguing they were too favorable to the Islamic State in Iraq...
  • Reports: Giuliani no longer being considered for secretary of State

    12/09/2016 12:38:03 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/16 | Harper Neidig
    Rudy Giuliani is out of the running for the coveted secretary of State nomination for the incoming administration, according to multiple reports. CNN reported that President-elect Donald Trump told the former New York City mayor that he had been removed from consideration for the job, while ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is now leading the pack of candidates. NBC also reported that Giuliani is no longer in the running.
  • Greenland Had No Ice For 280,000 Years 1.1 Million Years Ago, And Could Go That Way Again

    12/09/2016 12:32:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08 December 2016 | Himanshu Goenka
    The fact that over 80 percent of a landmass, more than a fifth the size of the United States, is covered in ice and is still called Greenland has been a source of frequent puzzlement for many, who wonder at the misnomer. And while there is evidence that the world’s largest island (smaller than Australia, which counts as a continent) was greener in the past than it is now, a new study shows Greenland could have been completely ice-free 1.1 million years ago. In the Pleistocene epoch, which lasted from approximately 2.59 million years ago to 11,700 years ago, there...
  • Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings

    12/09/2016 12:27:04 PM PST · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. The questionnaire requests a list of those individuals who have taken part in international climate talks over the past five years and “which programs within DOE are essential to meeting the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.”
  • Dutch to stop subsidizing renewables in long-term climate strategy

    12/09/2016 12:26:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 December 2016
    The Netherlands will gradually phase out subsidizes for renewable energy and shift its climate change strategy to areas such as energy saving and carbon capture, the government said on Wednesday. A week ago, the Netherlands announced a 33 percent increase in subsidies for solar, wind, geothermal and other projects to 12 billion euros ($12.9 billion) in 2017, from 9 billion euros in 2016, as it struggles to reach 2020 targets. But the "Energy Agenda" published by the Economic Affairs ministry on Wednesday - setting out how greenhouse gas emissions can be cut to 80-95 percent of 1990 levels by 2050...
  • WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago

    12/09/2016 12:24:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    SRSrocco Report ^ | 06 December 2016
    Yes, it’s true. Middle East net oil exports are less than they were 40 years ago. How could this be? Just yesterday, Zerohedge released a news story stating that OPEC oil production reached a new record high of 34.19 million barrels per day. To the typical working-class stiff, driving a huge four-wheel drive truck pulling a RV and a trailer behind it with three ATV’s on it, this sounds like great news. Unfortunately for the Middle East, this isn’t something to celebrate. Why? Well, let’s just say, there’s more to the story than record oil production. While the Middle East...