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  • Sanders: I'm Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

    08/15/2018 9:54:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that, despite winning the Democratic primary, he will run for re-election in 2018 as an Independent. Sanders said, “I have always run as an Independent, and that’s what I will do. And I think people in Vermont understand that. We have a very good relationship with the Democratic Party. I suspect that this coming campaign we’ll be putting more money — our campaign will be putting more money into the Vermont Democratic Party than anybody else and supporting a whole lot of good Democratic candidates.” Host Ali Velshi...
  • Comedy Threatens Liberalism So Liberals Want To Kill It

    08/15/2018 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 16, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s important to laugh at liberals, which is why liberals want to stamp out laughter. Laughter is subversive. Back when comedy was funny, before it got woke, the left used to use it to undermine traditional culture. Now that they have the wheel of the cultural car, they are afraid that people pointing and giggling at their hypocrisy, venality, and stupidity will make them lose control and crash.Hence, comedy must die.Sadly, it’s the comedians themselves who are carrying the wood to pile up around the stake. Now that liberals are firmly in control of the culture, comedy is no longer...
  • CNN's April Ryan slams Omarosa: 'She stabbed in the back, the neck, the eyeballs'

    08/15/2018 9:21:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 August 2018 | Brian Flood
    CNN’s April Ryan said Omarosa Manigault Newman stabbed her in the back and attempted to end her career when their once-friendly relationship soured. “It was really ugly. It was so ugly,” Ryan said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Karen Hunter Show” on Tuesday. Manigault Newman has been on a media blitz in support of her new book, “Unhinged,” and she has played various secret recordings of Trump and his staffers that she said were collected during her time working in the White House. Ryan was on “The Karen Hunter Show” to promote her own book when she was asked if...
  • Suspected ISIS member arrested in Sacramento County, allegedly committed ‘most heinous crimes’

    08/15/2018 8:08:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith And Julia Sclafani
    Federal agents in Sacramento arrested a suspected ISIS member Wednesday on charges that he killed an Iraqi police officer in 2014 in the Rawah District of Al-Anbar province as fighters were taking over the town.
  • China-U.S. to Resume Trade Talks After Tit-for-Tat Tariff Battle

    08/15/2018 8:07:12 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 13 replies
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  • Ed Henry presses Katrina Pierson over recorded Omarosa call

    08/15/2018 7:42:36 PM PDT · by lionstar · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Fox News
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claims new audio shows Trump campaign staffers discussing racial slur.
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • Qatari emir vows $15bn Turkey investment

    08/15/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Qatar pledges to make direct investment in Turkey, currently hit by currency crisis amid a diplomatic stand-off with US.
  • !Trump Approval Ratings with Black Voters Soars to New All-Time High at 36%

    08/15/2018 6:48:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    GP ^ | August15,2018 | Jim Hoff
    The liberal mainstream media likes to paint President Trump as a racist every time he criticizes ANY person of color. Now we know why. President Trump’s approval rating with African Americans hit 31% on Monday. This is a HISTORIC NUMBER! And today Trump’s approval with African Americans “>jumped again… to 36% The president’s approval is up 19 points since last year at this time. In the last ten presidential election cycles the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996. If Donald Trump captured 25 percent of the African American vote he would win...
  • Keith Ellison allegations 'disturbing,' DNC says

    08/15/2018 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison, three days after he was accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC told NPR in a statement Tuesday evening. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” **SNIP** Just hours after the DNC said it was reviewing the allegations, Mr. Ellison went on to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, easily besting four other challengers Tuesday evening.
  • China’s New Trade Strategy: Threatening U.S. Companies

    08/15/2018 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Arthur Dong ^ | August 13, 2018 | Arthur Dong
    Starting August 23, an additional $16 billion dollars of exports from China to the U.S. will be subject to a 25% tariff, as the trade war between the two nations continues unabated. In preparation for these tariffs, China signaled that it would impose an equivalent amount of tariffs on U.S. imports. With both sides far apart, China has searched for alternative strategies to force a resolution of the deteriorating trade situation. Earlier this month, an article published in the People’s Daily, an official newspaper of China’s ruling Community Party, signaled China’s intention to weaponize American corporations operating in the country....
  • Comey: Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance shows 'he will punish people . . .

    08/15/2018 6:33:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Comey: Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance shows 'he will punish people who disagree with him' Former FBI Director James Comey hit back at President Trump for revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, saying Trump is “sending a message that he will punish people who disagree with him and reward those who praise him.” Comey said in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening that in a democracy “security clearances should not be used as pawns in a petty political game to distract voters from even bigger problems.” The former FBI director also criticized Trump for praising “despots...
  • Kuhner's Corner: Warren’s "Deplorables" Moment

    08/15/2018 6:29:13 PM PDT · by taildragger · 2 replies
    WRKO Radio Webpage, Kuhner's Corner ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Jeff Kuhner
    <p>Elizabeth Warren is an extremist. And everyone now knows it.</p> <p>The liberal firebrand recently spoke out at historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She said “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.”</p>
  • Arizona GOP secretary of state candidate says ballots should only be printed in English

    08/15/2018 6:26:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A candidate running to be Arizona’s next secretary of state said the state should stop offering ballots printed in other languages and provide them only in English. The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that Republican candidate Steve Gaynor made the proposal during a candidate forum over the weekend. "My printing plant in L.A. printed an information pamphlet not too long ago. It had 18 languages on it," said Gaynor, who owns a printing business that creates pamphlets for California elections, according to the Republic. "I would be the first to say it should be ... ballots, information pamphlets, all the material...
  • Flight makes emergency landing at RDU due to unknown odor in cabin

    08/15/2018 6:25:14 PM PDT · by Revel · 29 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | 08/15/18
    MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Raleigh-Durham International Airport says a flight made a safe emergency landing Wednesday night, but some of those on board requested medical assistance. Frontier Airlines said the plane from Orlando to Philadelphia landed with 230 passengers and seven crew members. The flight had been diverted due to an unknown odor in the cabin, according to a statement from Frontier.
  • FCC shuts down Alex Jones’s flagship radio station

    08/15/2018 6:22:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s flagship radio station. The Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that the pirate radio station, Liberty Radio, was hit with a $15,000 fine and at least temporarily pulled from the airwaves. The newspaper reported that a lawsuit filed in federal court in Austin alleged that Liberty Radio had functioned without a license since at least 2013, and had been transmitting from a tower at an Austin apartment complex. Liberty Radio stopped airing on the radio in December, but still streams online. The FCC is charging that the station was also...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muńoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 16 August 2018

    08/15/2018 6:04:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 28 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • Pelosi: Trump revoking Brennan's clearance a 'pathetic attempt to silence critics'

    08/15/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance a "pathetic attempt to silence" his critics. "Revoking the security clearance of an honorable patriot is a stunning abuse of power & a pathetic attempt to silence critics," Pelosi tweeted shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement. "This is yet another disturbing attempt by @realdonaldtrump to distract & divert attention from his Admin's #cultureofcorruption, cronyism & incompetence." **SNIP** The decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance was quickly met with backlash from former intelligence officials and...
  • [satire] CO baker forced to bake cake celebrating possible closure of his own bakery

    08/15/2018 5:36:38 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 13 replies ^ | 8/15/18 | Unknown
    A far-left activist group was throwing a party to celebrate the fact that Phillips has found himself in legal trouble yet again, despite winning a Supreme Court case earlier this year, and phoned the Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake with the words “DOWN WITH MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP!” written in frosting on top. When Phillips turned down the request, CEU units arrived on the scene, kicked down the unlocked front door of his shop, and forced him to bake the cake at gunpoint.