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  • ‘Heroic Efforts’ Kept Destroyer Afloat; Victims Are Named

    06/19/2017 1:59:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-18-2017 | SCOTT SHANE
    As an American destroyer cruised off the waters of Japan in clear weather in the early hours of Saturday, only a few dozen of the crew of 350 were likely to be awake: standing watch, keeping the engines running, manning the bridge. Then, Navy officers with decades of experience at sea say, there were probably minutes of sheer terror aboard the Fitzgerald before the collision with an enormous container ship that killed seven sailors. “My guess is they suddenly saw the lights of the other ship coming toward them and tried to veer off,” said retired Adm. James G. Stavridis,...
  • US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs on strong technology, health stocks

    06/19/2017 1:55:56 PM PDT · by John W · 13 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sinead Carew
    NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow hitting record highs with growth sectors such as technology in favor again as investors appeared to regain confidence in the economy after upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials. Amazon.com's Friday announcement that it would buy Whole Foods and an upbeat tone from Federal Reserve speakers seemed to help reassure investors after the U.S. central bank's rate hike last week, according to J. Bryant Evans, portfolio manager at Cozad Asset Management, in Champaign, Illinois. "It looks like a bet that interest rates, such...
  • Man dives into moving car to save epileptic driver

    06/19/2017 1:55:37 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.5.17 | Editor
    An Illinois man risked his life to assist a driver suffering from a seizure. Before the motorist could injure himself or others, Randy Tompkins jumped into the man’s vehicle — and it was all caught on a police cruiser’s dash-mounted camera.
  • Scorching the Earth

    06/19/2017 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | David Prentice
    "Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many." That's a compelling verse – call it a proverb – from the New Testament. It's a great admonition for all of us. It's one the left will pay for not knowing. During the early days of the Clinton impeachment, then-"journalist" George Stephanopoulos gave an insider threat to the world, clearly from the Clintons. He said that if Republicans continued their attempts against them, the earth would be scorched. If they went down, everyone else would, too. Here is the exchange, from 1998. Sam Donaldson: "Are...
  • Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

    06/19/2017 1:49:25 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6.19.17
    Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Anyone could access the data as long as they had a link to it.
  • Otto Warmbier dead; former US prisoner of North Korea was 22

    06/19/2017 1:48:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/19/17 | FoxNews
    Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained and held in North Korea before being returned back to the U.S. earlier this month, has died according to his family. He was 22 years old.
  • ‘The Oversight Man’ Explains Why Washington Doesn’t Change (Prepare to be mad!)

    06/19/2017 1:45:53 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson: Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican Chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they’re the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president’s office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can’t stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud, and abuse. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon....
  • Otto Warmbier, American student detained in North Korea for 17 months, dies

    06/19/2017 1:42:52 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/19/17 | Tara Fowler
    Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said Monday. "It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home," his family said in part in a statement. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m."
  • Finsbury Park Attack Suspect Named as Cardiff Resident Darren Osborne

    06/19/2017 1:40:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2017 | Breitbart London
    “I’ve known him for 35 years, I grew up with him. It’s 100% him. He lives in Wales, he has four kids and his partner,” the man said. [snip] Earlier Monday morning Osborne was arrested on terrorism and attempted murder charges. Witnesses say that after the attack he shouted, “I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit.”
  • ACLU Opposes Maine Bill Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation

    06/19/2017 1:31:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 26 May 17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The American Civil Liberties Union launched a vocal opposition this week against a Maine bill criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM), Mainely Media reports. Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is sponsoring the bill, saying that it would classify performing FGM as a Class B crime in the state, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The bill would also punish the parent or guardian of the victim. However, the Maine ACLU staunchly opposes the protection.
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • U.S., Iran flex muscles in Syria deterrence, Russia warns Washington

    06/19/2017 1:19:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 5 replies
    Rooters Fake News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Tom Perry and Babak Dehghanpishe
    The United States and Iran have flexed their military muscles in unprecedented ways in Syria to deter attacks on their allies and interests, with Russia warning Washington on Monday it would treat any U.S.-led coalition planes in its area of operations as potential targets after the U.S. military downed a Syrian jet. Tensions escalated on Sunday as the U.S. military brought down the jet near Raqqa for bombing near U.S.-allied forces on the ground, and Iran launched missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria - the first time each state has carried out such actions in the multi-sided Syrian...
  • Bush officials can't be sued for post-9/11 abuses, says top court

    06/19/2017 1:19:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    afp ^ | 6/19/17 | Sébastien BLANC
    Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that senior officials from president George W. Bush's administration cannot be held responsible for abuses against Muslim immigrants and others held in the frantic response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 4-2 decision marked a victory for ex-attorney general John Ashcroft and former FBI director Robert Mueller, who have claimed along with other Bush era officials that they have immunity from prosecution. With the court's ruling -- which saw two justices recuse themselves and another skip the vote -- Ashcroft and Mueller also avoided being held personally liable. The court...
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz trashes Trump and Sessions in interview days before leaving

    06/19/2017 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Coronal · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jason Silverstein
    Chaffetz is checked out. With less than two weeks left before his early exit from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) trashed President Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a no-holds-barred interview. Chaffetz — an ardent Obama critic who withdrew his Trump endorsement weeks before the 2016 election — said he thinks the new administration is already doing a worse job with transparency and helping congressional investigations. “The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration,” Chaffetz told the Sinclair Broadcast Group on Sunday. “I thought there would be this, these...
  • Latest Polls Show Georgia’s 6th District Special Election Is Statistical Tie (49.7 to 49.4%)

    06/19/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2017 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    The most recent polls in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election to be held on Tuesday show the race is a statistical tie between Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel. A Fox5/Opinion Savvy poll, conducted over a two day period, from June 14 to June 15, and released on Friday shows an even tighter race. “With only days left until the June 20 runoff, the poll shows Democrat Ossoff with 49.7 percent with Republican Handel with 49.4 percent,” Fox5 Atlanta reported on Friday. Less than 1 percent of the registered voters surveyed are undecided. The Opinion Savvy...
  • Senate leaders plan to rush a health-care bill to a vote

    06/19/2017 1:05:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Philip Bump
    When the Republican-led Senate Rules Committee briefly flirted with the idea of restricting television interviews in the hallways of the Capitol last week, it became only the most obvious manifestation of how the party’s leaders were handling the development of a bill to overhaul Obamacare: out of the public eye. While that effort was quickly sidelined after some outcry, the Republican leadership in the Senate was otherwise unfazed in its push to craft a bill that would expose its members to as little negative public attention as possible. No repeat of the town hall meetings that drew angry constituents who yelled...
  • Iowa IT Firm Caught Posting ‘No Americans’ Job Listing

    06/19/2017 12:59:58 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 47 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 13 Jun 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    An Iowa information technology staffing company last week posted an ad that essentially told American citizens they need not apply.The ad by American Technology Consulting, posted to the recruiting website ZipRecruiter, sought a java developer to work in San Diego. Initially, it stated “H1B Only,” a reference to the H-1B guest worker visa program for high-skilled workers. The company changed the ad and deleted reference to the H-1B visas, but critics said it likely violates the Civil Right Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of citizenship and national origin.“It’s explicitly against the law,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of...
  • California Claims Only Possible Budget Cuts Are In Police and Fire Services: See For Yourself

    06/19/2017 12:58:16 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 39 replies
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    State of California says they have to cut state budget, but only possible cuts are in Police and Fire services. According to the Dems who control California, no cuts are even remotely possible in any of these agencies: California Academic Performance Index (API) * California Access for Infants and Mothers * California Acupuncture Board * California Administrative Office of the Courts * California Adoptions Branch * California African American Museum * California Agricultural Export Program * California Agricultural Labor Relations Board * California Agricultural Statistics Service * California Air Resources Board (CARB) * California Allocation Board * California Alternative Energy...
  • Wisconsin Officials Want To Name Soviet-Style Building After Obama, ‘JFK Of Our Generation’

    06/19/2017 12:56:09 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/2017 | Eric Owens
    Local leaders in and around Madison, Wisconsin are seeking to rename the main county government building after former President Barack Obama — “the JFK of our generation.”
  • We Have a Divide in America That Does Not Seem Surmountable

    06/19/2017 12:45:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, compare and contrast this. The media’s glee at reporting every detail about this London attack to their reluctance to talk about the terrorist who shot up Steve Scalise and the two Capitol Hill police and others. Have you seen any headlines in the Drive-By Media about how the perp, Hodgkinson, was carrying a list of six conservative Republicans in his pocket when he launched his terror attack? All of the people on his list are members of the congressional House Freedom Caucus. These are the Tea Party members. And the six other names that he wanted to target...