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  • North Korea says Trump was open to easing sanctions with 'snapback' clause - South Korean media

    03/25/2019 7:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 26, 2019 | Reuters
    SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was open to easing sanctions on North Korea provided there was a 'snapback' clause if the North restarted nuclear activities, according to South Korean media reports of a North Korean statement. The new statement from a March 15 news conference by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Trump had a "flexible position" on the issue during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton "created an obstacle", South Korean news agencies Yonhap and Newsis reported...
  • Trump foe Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million from Nike

    03/25/2019 7:06:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 25, 2019 | Joseph AX, Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. * * * A federal magistrate judge ordered Avenatti released on $300,000 bond during a hearing in U.S. District Court in New York. A subdued Avenatti, appeared in the courtroom wearing a dark gray suit, sitting with federal public defenders.
  • Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Furiously Spins Mueller Report Conclusions

    03/25/2019 7:05:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 25, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Spin, Spin, Spin! The famous Benny Goodman tune was "Sing, Sing, Sing" but one could be forgiven if the Spin tune title comes to mind along with the tune while reading Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne's furious and often laughable spin on what is obviously for him a very disappointing Mueller Report. His highly entertaining spin control took place on Sunday in "Six takeaways from Barr’s letter about Mueller’s probe":
  • Stronger Evangelical-Muslim relations will be key in achieving Middle East peace

    03/25/2019 7:00:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | Marc Schneier
    “If a Muslim nation were to engage in cooperation with Israel how would you feel toward that Muslim nation?” According to the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding’s new poll on Evangelical Christian-Muslim relations in the US, there are pronounced differences and mutual misunderstandings between the two faith communities but it also revealed the potential of Evangelicals to be game-changers in achieving rapprochement between Israel and the Muslim world. For example, the survey asked, “If a Muslim nation were to engage in cooperation with Israel (developing bilateral, strategic and economic relations, have an active Jewish community, supply oil to Israel) how would...
  • Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI, MAJ, HI ARNG) on Mueller Probe Results (May be surprising)

    03/25/2019 6:53:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/19 | Tulsi Gabbard
    I strongly supported Mueller being allowed to complete his investigation and submit his findings. Now that Mueller has found no collusion took place, we need to set aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding the president of the United States not guilty of conspiring with a foreign power to interfere with our elections is a good thing for America. If the president of the United States had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections it would have precipitated a terribly divisive crisis that could have even led to civil war....
  • McLaughlin and Assoc Poll GOP 46.7 - Dem 42.8

    03/25/2019 6:53:20 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 11 replies
    McLaughlin and Associates ^ | 3/25/2019 | McLaughlin and Assoc
  • Russiagate: why did the press do it?

    03/25/2019 6:50:08 PM PDT · by lasereye · 15 replies
    NEO ^ | March 25, 2019 | jay bean
    Yesterday it was all about the Mueller report and the Barr letter. Today the news and commentary seems to be focusing more on the press itself: whether the MSM will ever own up to the magnitude of their mistake/lies (I very much doubt it). How much their coverage of Russiagate has damaged their reputation, and with whom. Whether they even recognize how much this has damaged their reputation. What their next move will be. And on and on and on—for a few examples, see this, this, this, this, and above all this from Matt Taibbi, who is most definitely not...
  • Pentagon notified Congress it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion for new wall construction

    03/25/2019 6:43:12 PM PDT · by Revel · 36 replies
    Ryan Saavedra- Twitter ^ | 3/25/19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Pentagon has notified Congress that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border
  • Gaza Rocket Strikes Home in Central Israel

    03/25/2019 6:36:49 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 1 replies
    i24NEWS via YouTube ^ | Mar 25, 2019
    Slightly old news (happened earlier today) provided so as to give a look at Israel's i24NEWS.
  • Why Socialism FAILS - Political Iatrogenics and Causal Opacity

    03/25/2019 6:31:57 PM PDT · by LibertyFound · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Socialism is a political philosophy predicated upon interventionism. It’s all about taking action. Doing. Unemployment? Create jobs. Poverty? Provide welfare. High rents? Impose rent controls. Socialism is popular because it appeals to one of mankind’s most powerful psychological biases. Sadly, socialism is also often little more than an exercise in political iatrogenics: it just makes things worse.
  • Bomb-maker with IEDs in car sentenced to 19 years in prison, California DA says

    03/25/2019 6:27:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jared Gilmour
    A man convicted of driving around Southern California with bombs he “designed and built to kill” in his car was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in state prison, prosecutors said. “There is no doubt that he had the intent by his possession of these weapons to commit as much mass destruction as he could,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said at a news conference, describing 48-year-old Saleh Ali of Salinas as a “wannabe terrorist.”
  • UK has a duty to investigate potential Russian interference

    03/25/2019 6:26:22 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | 24 March 2019 | Deborah Haynes
    Nigel Farage claimed "Russian collusion" when it appeared that a number of signatories to a parliamentary petition calling for the government to stop Brexit came from outside the UK. It is unclear whether the former UKIP leader genuinely believes this or was simply conveniently drawing on an issue - Kremlin interference in Western democracies - many observers suspect played a part in the Brexit referendum that he and fellow Brexiteers such as Arron Banks won. Either way, Mr Farage's remark on his Twitter account is a reminder of the threat to democracy posed by hostile states that use websites and...
  • Trump-Russia collusion did affect an American election — the one in 2018

    03/25/2019 6:24:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/2019 | john Solomon
    Now that we know for sure that special counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. intelligence community and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees found no evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia to hijack the 2016 election, it is worth stepping back and evaluating the electoral impact of one of the greatest faux scandals in history. Before doing that, though, let’s summarize what we now know about the origins of the investigation. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee asked their law firm, Perkins Coie, to hire the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt during...
  • Eric Swalwell Dares Trump to Sue Him — I Have ‘Seen Evidence of Collusion’

    03/25/2019 6:16:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies ^ | 3/25/19 | Pam Key
    onday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) doubled down on his previous claims that he has seen “evidence of collusion.” Swalwell said, “Chairman Schiff and I were always clear that we have seen evidence of collusion. Now what Mr. Mueller can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt, looks like there’s certainly a difference between the evidence we saw in plain sight and some of the evidence we saw in a classified space. But if the president truly believes he’s exonerated, then he should be the first person to roll out and give to the public the full Mueller report. If...
  • Hitler finds out the Mueller Investigation is Over

    03/25/2019 6:15:19 PM PDT · by skimbell · 17 replies
    Hitler finds out the Mueller Investigation is Over Hitler finds out the Mueller Investigation is Over
  • Rep. Mo Brooks compares Democrats, media to Hitler

    03/25/2019 6:07:45 PM PDT · by boycott · 12 replies ^ | 3-25-2019 | Paul Gattis
    In a speech Monday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mo Brooks quoted Adolf Hitler to describe the attacks President Trump faced from “socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies” during the Mueller investigation.
  • Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Equality Act’ Would Be Disastrous. Here Are 5 Likely Victim Groups.

    03/25/2019 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Monica Burke and Madison Ferguson
    Equality is a central value that unites us as Americans, and is enshrined in our nation’s legal motto, “Equal justice under law.” It is egregious, then, to misuse that term, to use it to divide us and further inequality. But that’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done in naming her new proposal the “Equality Act.” Far from advancing equality, the bill would rob Americans of some of their most cherished liberties. The Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law. But whereas the original Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia ~ 26 MAR 2019

    03/25/2019 5:56:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 9 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, VirginiaJoint Base Langley–Eustis is a United States military facility located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. The base is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Langley Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Eustis which were merged on 1 October 2010. The base was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the two facilities which were nearby, but separate military installations, into a single Joint Base,...
  • Ex-CIA chief offers mea culpa on Trump: 'I don't know if I received bad information'

    03/25/2019 5:54:37 PM PDT · by NImerc · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 25, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Former CIA chief John O. Brennan now says his months of attacks on President Trump may have been based on “bad information.”... “Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Mr. Brennan told host Joe Scarborough. “I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election.”
  • Trump moves to weaponize Mueller findings

    03/25/2019 5:51:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-25-2019 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go. Even as the specter of Robert Mueller's probe has vanished, Trump plans to turn the investigation, Democrats' constant accusations of wrongdoing and the media's coverage of it all into a new foil, half a dozen advisers and aides said. He has already signaled he'll weaponize the results, targeting those who ordered the investigation and Democrats he says waged political warfare. The counteroffensive has some advisers concerned the President...