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  • How Nancy Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker (white privilege)

    12/14/2018 5:56:51 PM PST · by Libloather
    Washington Post via Tulsa World ^ | 12/14/18 | Mike DeBonis, Robert Costa
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi's opponents knew they had an opportunity. But what they really needed was an alternative. This past summer, they thought they had identified the perfect candidate to replace Pelosi, D-Calif., as the party's House leader: Rep. Karen Bass, a respected Californian who once served as speaker of the state assembly. At least two of Pelosi's rivals suggested to Bass that she pursue the post, and they left meetings with her encouraged. But it was wishful thinking. "They had hoped that I would consider it," Bass said Thursday. "I was clear: I would never challenge Pelosi."
  • Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge, Raising Insurance Uncertainty

    12/14/2018 5:48:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Korosec and Kartikay Mehrotra
    (Bloomberg) -- Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of Republican states led by Texas that he had to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez meets with Chirlane McCray to discuss mental health issues

    12/14/2018 5:47:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/18 | Elizabeth Rosner, Nolan Hicks
    Democratic superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent an hour with First Lady Chirlane McCray on Friday discussing mental health issues. Cortez told reporters gathered outside of Gracie Mansion afterward that she and McCray spent much of the time talking about the First Lady’s mental health initiative. “It went really well, we were discussing the first lady’s mental health program throughout New York City and we are trying to figure out ways that we can really create conversations around mental health in communities,” the congresswoman-elect said.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Texas Judge has struck down Affordable Care Act, declared unconstituional

    12/14/2018 5:14:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 61 replies
    U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with 19 States to declare the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare) Unconstitutional because Congress revoked the tax penalty last year.
  • LA college district abolishes free speech zones as part of lawsuit settlement

    12/14/2018 5:10:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/18 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces. As...
  • British Yellow Vest Protests spread, Occupying Tower, Westminster, and Waterloo Bridges

    12/14/2018 5:06:44 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/18 | Alexander Robertson
    Pro-Leave demonstrators donning yellow vests took over three bridges in central London today as they demanded Britain's exit from the EU. Campaigners chanting 'Brexit now' stopped cars from crossing Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge and then Waterloo Bridge as Theresa May held crunch talks with EU leaders in Brussels. The group wore yellow jackets, reminiscent of the gilet jaune movement in France, in which demonstrators donning yellow vests have brought Paris to a standstill on consecutive weekends this month over minimum wage and tax complaints.
  • Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

    12/14/2018 5:05:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/18 | James Cook
    Classified military information including missile plans have been stolen from contractors working for the US Navy by hackers linked to China, according to reports. Contractors working for the US Navy have reportedly suffered a series of breaches in the past 18 months. Richard Spencer, the secretary of the US Navy, has ordered a review of cybersecurity threats, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The review follows reports of the theft of classified plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile to be used by submarines. The plans for the missile were found to have been stolen in June during a hacking...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Trump Admin 'Blaming the Victim' After Child of Illegal Dies

    12/14/2018 4:56:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, host Mitchell asserted that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was "blaming the victim" when she correctly warned that it is very dangerous to cross the desert illegally in reaction to recent news of a child dying of dehydration after her father crossed the desert illegally from Mexico. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff suggested that the Trump administration is "forcing" illegals to cross under dangerous circumstances through the desert because of long wait times at legal ports of entry. And, in the segment that lasted eight minutes, no one got around to clarifying that the number of detainees...
  • Decorated Green Beret is charged with murdering Afghan bomb maker who he suspected was responsible

    12/14/2018 4:54:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 19 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2018 | Snejana Farberov and AP
    Maj. Mathew Golsteyn charged with tracking down and killing Afghan man known as Rasoul on February 22, 2010 Golsteyn suspected that Rasoul was a bomb maker who was responsible for the deaths of two Marines Army report said the Green Beret previously confessed to burning Rasoul's body at the base Case first came to light in 2011, when Golsteyn told the CIA during a job interview that he killed the Afghan Army Criminal Investigation Command looked into the incident, but could never find anyone to corroborate Golsteyn's claim In 2016, Golsteyn appeared on a Fox News special and told...
  • How The New NAFTA Trade Deal Lets Big Tech Squelch Conservative Speech

    12/14/2018 4:51:34 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 5 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2018 | By Jeremy Carl
    Big Tech lobbyists orchestrated the quiet insertion of a seemingly innocuous provision into the deal that will allow them to silence conservative voices. ...Unfortunately, an obscure article in one provision of the agreement only serves the interests of the largest tech monopolies by granting them special privilege to censor conservatives. ...Big Tech lobbyists orchestrated the quiet insertion of a seemingly innocuous provision (Article 19.17) into the deal that is based on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230, much beloved by big tech, and an essential building block of their monopolistic dominance, holds that platforms like Facebook cannot...
  • US bears responsibility in conditions that created ‘caravan’[Obama Hillary created Honduran crisis

    12/14/2018 4:51:21 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    tucson.com ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | By Mary Sanchez Tribune Content Agency
    ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder.” Most Christmas seasons, the Bible passage from Isaiah prompts only the best of humanity to come forth with abundant blessings for the baby Jesus. Not in 2018. For many people, the wrong stateless mother just gave birth to the wrong infant boy, on the wrong side of the U.S.-Mexico border. The first baby of the migrant caravan, a U.S. citizen because he was born on U.S. soil, has arrived. His mother is a 19-year-old Honduran woman. She crossed into...
  • Media Blackout After Trump Launches Urban Council To Invest $100 Billion in Black Communities

    12/14/2018 4:48:13 PM PST · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 12/14/2018 | Cillian Zeal
    It’s been a busy few weeks in media land, what with Michael Cohen’s sentencing and talk about whether Donald Trump will be impeached, or Michael Flynn’s sentencing and talk about whether Donald Trump will be impeached, or Jamal Khashoggi’s death and how that relates to whether Donald Trump will be impeached.(snip) That being said, this doesn’t give the media a pass on reporting other aspects of the Trump presidency — particularly those that might paint it in a favorable light. For instance, you basically had to actively search to find any mention of the Opportunity and Revitalization Council, a $100...
  • Macron accused of treason by French generals for signing UN Migration Pact

    12/14/2018 4:46:55 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    General Antoine Martinez has written the letter signed by ten other generals, an admiral and colonel, and also includes former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon. They’ve given strong warning that Macron’s signing the U.N. Global Migration Pact strips France of even more sovereignty providing an additional reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”. The highly decorated military co-signees assert that the beleaguered Macron is “guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation” for signing the migration pact without putting it to the people. “The French state is late in coming to realize the impossibility of...
  • Egyptian President: Migration is NOT a human right

    12/14/2018 4:41:55 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Egypt’s President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi recently spoke at a forum, where he in plain language told those who have moved or want to move to Europe. “If you go to another country, you must follow their laws and culture, if not, don’t go there”, he said. In November, al-Sisi attended the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. He was asked how he sees the fact that several European countries are now closing the door to those who want to migrate to Europe. His answer was clear: “Instead of asking me why Europe closes the door to us,...
  • Special Counsel Responds to Judge Sullivan Request for FBI Notes – Fails to Submit Agent Pientka ..

    12/14/2018 4:29:38 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/14/2018 | SUNDANCE
    The curious case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn gets even more curious as Robert Mueller doesn’t deliver the FBI notes (FD-302) from the January 2017 interview of Flynn, as requested by Judge Emmet Sullivan, and instead submits notes from an internal July 19th, 2017, interview with FBI agent Peter Strzok. The filing by the special counsel team (full pdf below) is a must read. The special counsel begins their filing by criticizing the approach taken by the Flynn defense in the defense sentencing memo; and attempts to validate/justify their charges against the accused. The details in their response...
  • Christian Couple Adopts 5 Siblings to Keep Them Together: “We Said ‘Lord, What Can We Do?’”

    12/14/2018 4:11:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Life News.com ^ | December 14, 2018 | MICAIAH BILGER
    A Washington, D.C. couple was beginning to enjoy life as empty nesters when they learned of a family crisis. Five siblings, all ages 10 and under, needed a home. Tyrone and Karen Mack prayed, “Lord, what can we do?” and then agreed to adopt them all, Live Action News reports. Now, the 55-year-olds are parents to young children once again. The five siblings plus the couple’s six grown children make the Macks parents of 11. “… we decided to take all the kids and keep them together. I guess that’s what God wanted us to do,” Karen told the Washington...
  • Breaking Down the Rat’s ABC Interview and Trump’s Deal with Pecker

    12/14/2018 3:37:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and … Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women…” Trump’s relationships with women? “It’s impeachable, Mr. Limbaugh! It’s criminal. We’re on the verge…” It is? “According to documents supplied by the SDNY, Trump and Cohen had a meeting one year before,” not 2015. It was August of 2014 they met “to discuss this arrangement.” Again, the memorandum from the Southern District of New York says, “In August 2014, Chairman [Pecker] had met with Cohen and...
  • EU’s Juncker takes aim at Hungary’s Orbán over fake news

    12/14/2018 3:19:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 9:57 AM | Alissa de Carbonnel, Gabriela Baczynska
    European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc’s chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation. The EU plan endorsed by the bloc’s 28 national leaders is largely aimed at guarding against what the United States, NATO and the EU say are Russian attempts to undermine Western democracies. But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc should also look within its own ranks in its fight against disinformation and he zeroed in on Orbán...
  • Clinton Files New Answers Under Oath about Email System Used It for the ‘Purpose of Convenience’

    12/14/2018 3:01:49 PM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2018
    Shortened title. Full title: Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton Files New Answers Under Oath about Email System – Used It for the ‘Purpose of Convenience’ Judicial Watch announced today Hillary Clinton submitted additional written answers under oath about her email system. Clinton testified that she used the controversial email system for the “purpose of convenience.” Clinton initially objected and refused to answer the questions but was ordered to do so last month by U.S. District Court Judge G Emmet Sullivan. The court ordered Clinton to “[D]escribe the creation of the clintonemail.com domain name and the decision to set the domain up...
  • We Are Where I Warned You We Would Be

    12/14/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And here we are, right here in the EIB Network, Rush Limbaugh, the nation turns wary and concerned eyes to this program for answers and reassurance. And I say that because I’m getting emails from people: Rush, it all seems like it’s falling apart. What can you tell us? JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: What I can tell you is — and I’m gonna go back and do it — that I predicted all this. And I’m not making this about me. Don’t misunderstand. I know a lot of hosts try...