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  • Senate rejects Trump's ZTE deal

    06/19/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg
    Axios ^ | 6/18/18 | Anon
    The Senate voted Monday night to reinstate the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, which has violated American sanctions and was labeled as a national security threat by the Pentagon. Why it matters: The Senate's rejection is a strong rebuke, by lawmakers from both parties, of the Trump administration's decision to resurrect ZTE.
  • "The Left Is Almost Done Eating Itself" - Brett Weinstein Maps Out The Fate Of The Left

    06/19/2018 3:32:05 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 3 replies
  • Ex-CIA engineer accused of leaking hacking docs to WikiLeaks charged in...'Vault 7' security breach

    06/19/2018 3:18:37 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Gregg Re, Cody Derespina
    The ex-CIA software engineer suspected of leaking a massive, highly secret trove of U.S. hacking tools and source code to WikiLeaks has been charged in federal court with a series of Espionage Act violations. Joshua Schulte, 29, allegedly disclosed thousands of top-secret files outlining the extent of the CIA’s cyberwarfare capabilities in an unprecedented breach that triggered an intensive investigation even before WikiLeaks published the information in March 2017.
  • 'Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?': Sen. John Kennedy Presses I.G.

    06/19/2018 3:11:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies ^ | 6/18/18 | Fox News/Cavuto
    _____ at the 7:50 minute mark-- Kennedy asks Horowitz: "Your classified index ..... does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation between Atty. General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria
  • Clinton donor's dealings and murky connections questioned by watchdog group (Kremlin ties?)

    06/19/2018 3:01:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the “Hillary Victory Fund” (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio. He has also been considered by California to be one of the state's biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the Kremlin. The donor, Edgar Sargsyan, contributed $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, ands chaired a $100,000-a-couple Clinton fundraiser in Beverly Hills in September 2016. He is also being...
  • West Point grad who posed with 'Communism will win' in cap discharged

    06/19/2018 2:52:28 AM PDT · by familyop · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The West Point graduate, who last year posed in a picture holding a cap that had “Communism will win” written inside, is officially out of the U.S. Army with an other-than-honorable discharge. Spenser Rapone rocked the military community last year after his social media posts were revealed, showing him wearing a Che Guevara shirt underneath his military uniform.
  • De Blasio plans summonses instead of arrests for marijuana smoking — with exceptions: sources

    06/19/2018 2:35:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    MSN Daily News ^ | June 18, 2018
    . More lenient pol policy is expected today Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD will roll out plans Tuesday to issue summonses rather than make arrests for smoking marijuana — with a lengthy list of exceptions — following a 30-day review of ways to end racial disparities in the weed arrests, two sources said Monday. The overwhelming majority of those arrested in New York for marijuana crimes — 86% — are black or Hispanic, despite studies showing people of all races use the drug with equal frequency. De Blasio pledged to take on that issue about a month ago via...
  • ER doctor caught on video cursing out patient is suspended

    06/19/2018 2:12:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-18-2018 | Nicole Darrah
    An emergency room doctor at a Northern California hospital has been suspended after she was caught on video allegedly ridiculing a patient after he collapsed from an apparent anxiety attack. Samuel Bardwell, a 20-year-old student at West Valley College in Saratoga, made a trip to the El Camino Hospital Los Gatos after passing out during a basketball practice on June 11, The Mercury News reported. Beth Keegstra, the ER doctor who attended to Bardwell — who reportedly was unable to speak and was numb at the time — seemingly didn't take the man's health claims seriously when she was caught...
  • The average person stops seeking out new music when they hit 30 (trunc.)

    06/18/2018 11:58:45 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 61 replies
    The Province. com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Sadaf Ahsan
    In case you needed another reason to feel far older than you actually are, a new survey by music streaming platform Deezer, via NME, suggests that by the time you hit 30, you reach something called “musical paralysis.” That means 30-year-olds have hit the threshold when they no longer seek out new music, or are open to listening to something new and beyond their established taste.... Survey participants gave various reasons for just why they’ve checked out of the music scene, mostly citing having children and too demanding a job to keep up with what’s new. A considerable 65 per...
  • McCain: Zero-tolerance border policy is contrary to principles, values USA was founded on

    06/18/2018 11:37:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    KVOA ^ | June 18, 2018 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Arizona Sen. John McCain weighed in Monday on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy for undocumented immigrants crossing the border. The Republican senator tweeted Monday afternoon, saying the administration should put an end to the policy. "The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded," McCain tweeted. "The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now."
  • Royal family's first same-sex wedding announced with queen's cousin to marry partner this summer

    06/18/2018 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | DANIELLE GARRAND
    The royal family held a historic wedding this spring with the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, but there's about to be one more "first" before wedding season is over. Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, announced that he will marry his partner James Coyle this summer in the royal family's first gay marriage, reported the Daily Mail. Lord Mountbatten made history in 2016 when he announced he was gay, becoming the first member of the royal family to do so. Shortly after, he revealed his relationship with now-fiance Coyle.
  • The Democratic Precedent [separating families]

    06/18/2018 10:39:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | 05.28.2018 | BRANKO MARCETIC
    Democrats would like you to think he came up with it on his own, but Trump’s separation of migrant families is a cruel twist on an Obama-era practice. ... The whole episode perfectly illustrates how immigration — or the government’s mistreatment of migrants, to be specific — has of late turned into a game of political hot potato, not helped by the fact that it’s an incredibly confusing issue. The nearly 1,500 missing children were widely conflated with Trump’s family-separation policy, for instance, but those kids were actually minors who crossed the border by themselves. There’s also the recent ACLU...
  • Orphaned by deportation: the crisis of American children left behind (2014 article)

    06/18/2018 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Lauren Gambino
    Ten-year-old Andrés Jiménez was looking forward to the end of summer. Not because he was particularly eager to return to school, but because the end of summer was meant to be the president’s deadline for taking action on immigration. But Obama’s deadline came and went, and with it Andrés’s hopes of reuniting his family after his father was wrenched from his life three years ago. Andrés was seven when his father, after whom he is named, was stopped for driving with an expired licence plate, an event that would unravel the life his parents had worked so hard to build....
  • Minnesota Senate Candidate Richard Painter Releases Ultimate Democrat Campaign Ad… (HYSTERICAL)

    06/18/2018 10:24:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    This is not a spoof. Richard Painter, a Democrat, is running for the Senate in Minnesota. Somehow he has managed to perfectly encapsulate everything that personifies the current left-wing progressive party. It is the perfect ad to represent all Democrats in 2018. Watch:
  • President Trump Drops $200 Billion M.O.A.T on Red Dragon (Beijing)…

    06/18/2018 10:17:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    When you plant your tree in another man’s orchard, you might end up paying for your own apples; it’s a risk you take… ….and President Trump knows how to use that leverage better than anyone could possibly fathom; because in this metaphor Beijing relies upon the U.S. for both the seeds and the harvest. President Trump drops the $200b M.O.A.T (Mother of All Tariffs):
  • Flashback: Hillary: Minors crossing border must be sent home

    06/18/2018 9:59:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    The Washington post ^ | June 18,2014 | Greg Sargent
    “They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are. There are concerns about whether all of them can be sent back, but I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families… We have to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay. We don’t want to send a message that’s contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
  • Vanity: Leaked Image of Obama Dressed as Satan Goes Viral

    06/18/2018 9:44:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    The image was deleted shortly after it was uploaded, but not before it was archived. When asked why she deleted the image, Hope responded saying: "too much hate & not enough support" Copies of the photo have now begun circling on online message boards causing a huge amount of debate. Obama Dressed as Satan
  • Hillary Clinton cites another Bible quote to fight Trump on immigration

    06/18/2018 9:40:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy that has left hundreds of children separated from their parents, calling it a "moral and humanitarian crisis." Speaking at a women's event in New York, the former secretary of state said President Trump's claim that breaking apart adults and their children who enter the U.S. illegally is a law (instilled by Democrats is "an outright lie.")
  • Director: FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    06/18/2018 9:22:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT | Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick
    The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor. Wray told lawmakers that the FBI accepted the findings of the inspector general’s report and has begun making changes, including about how it handles especially sensitive investigations. The FBI is also reinforcing through employee training the need to avoid the appearance of political bias, a key point of criticism in last week’s report,...
  • Sessions Says He Will Let Rosenstein Continue to Oversee Mueller Witch Hunt Despite Conflicts

    06/18/2018 9:03:46 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title : FIRE SESSIONS NOW! AWOL Sessions Says He Will Let Rosenstein Continue to Oversee Mueller Witch Hunt Despite Conflicts (VIDEO) Laura Ingraham: Attorney General Sessions, just one more question. Are you involved at all in discussions about a possible recusal of Rod Rosenstein of overseeing Mueller given the fact that he did sign one of those FISA warrants and that’s a big controversy in this case? Jeff Sessions: I am not involved in that. He is the acting Attorney General for that matter and he has to make his own decision as I had to make my decision....