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  • Revisiting the Reasons for Supporting Donald Trump

    07/17/2017 11:10:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 17, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    I have recently encountered folks, including friends, who, upon having vigorously supported Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, now claim to have become disenchanted with him. Whether it is because President Trump lobbed cruise missiles into Syria; continues to permit Third World refugees into the United States; advocates on behalf of Obamacare Lite; still hasn’t so much as proceeded to “build the wall,” or any number of other things—these one-time Trump supporters now purport to be off the Trump train, so to speak. For a few simple reasons, I find this attitude to be, at the very least, misplaced. It is...
  • Liberals Can’t Keep Their Stance Straight On Birth Rates

    07/17/2017 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2017
    French president Emmanuel Macron deeply upset his liberal fan base this week when he decided to address the problems of Africa. “The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today. Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition,” Macron stated at the G20 summit on Monday. He then said “one of the essential challenges of Africa” is that in many of its countries “seven or eight children [are] born to each woman.” He concluded, “You can choose to spend thousands of euros but you will stabilize nothing.” The comments on African women having too...
  • Eric Trump mocks Jim Acosta: 'Suddenly @CNN has a moral compass?

    07/17/2017 11:02:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/2017 | Staff
    Eric Trump fired back against CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Twitter Monday, questioning the network’s "moral compass." “Suddenly @CNN has a moral compass? Giving the debate questions to your preferred candidate ahead of time—is that bad for our democracy?” Eric Trump tweeted Monday morning in response to an earlier Twitter debate Acosta was having with his father.
  • Hillary Clinton, Obama, Donald Trump Jr and the Magnitsky Act

    07/17/2017 11:00:43 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Front Page ^ | July 16, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Magnitsky Act is the current weapon of choice against Trump in the media meltdown. The stories keep running about Russian lobbyists seeking to influence Trump Jr. to oppose the Magnitsky Act's sanctions on Russia. What all the shrill media innuendo hit pieces on Donald Trump Jr. fail to mention though is that the Russian position on the Magnitsky Act was also that of Hillary and Obama. Media stories mention that Obama signed the bill into law. They neglect to mention that his administration was against it, before it was for it.
  • Flash Mob Of 500 (Black) Teens Confront Philly Police

    07/17/2017 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 17, 2017
    More than 500 teens in a flash mob confronted police outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown Sunday night. Police say it all began a little bit after 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the large crowd on the sidewalk and in the street, as most were estimated to be between 12 and 17-years-old. Officers said glass bottles were thrown at them. Publicly available videos on social media show the teens surrounding officers in their vehicles, hopping on top of cars and generally taunting police. Police commanders made the decision not to make any arrests, as to not...
  • Why They Hate Him

    07/17/2017 10:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | July 17, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    As the drumbeat to oust President Trump reaches near fever pitch, it is important for all fair-minded Americans to understand if that happens, America as we know it is finished…done. Late last year, liberals were so close to their goal of destroying America they could almost touch it. They smelled the sweet aroma of victory in the distance, believing Hillary Clinton would carry across the finish line the torch that Barack Obama lit. Then use it like a flame thrower to incinerate what remained of American values. They were that close. And then Donald Trump happened. Now, media organizations...
  • Watchdog group to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

    07/17/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | S.A. Miller
    <p>Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has won a court challenge demanding visitor logs to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, and the watchdog group vowed Monday to publish the logs.</p> <p>“The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. “We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his his personal residences — but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well.”</p>
  • Appellate Court Rules Government Officials Opening Meetings With Prayer Is Unconstitutional

    07/17/2017 10:28:24 AM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a 10-5 decision on Friday ruling that Rowan County, N.C., county commissioners cannot begin official sessions with prayer, the First Liberty Institute announced following the decision. First Liberty represents the county and expressed disappointment that the court ignored precedent in the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece v. Galloway decision that deemed an opening prayer for legislative bodies acceptable under the Constitution. “While we are disappointed in the Fourth Circuit’s decision to ban invocations before legislative meetings contrary to Supreme Court precedent, we are encouraged that the split in the vote...
  • Homeland Security to allow 15,000 more visas for seasonal workers

    07/17/2017 10:28:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rafael Bernal
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would expand the number of temporary visas granted this year for workers in seasonal non-agricultural industries like tourism. In a statement, DHS said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and determined there were not enough “qualified and willing U.S. workers” to fill the needs of businesses. “Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary workers,” Kelly said in a statement. “As a demonstration of the administration’s commitment...
  • Trumpcare v. Obamacare: NOT Life or Death

    07/17/2017 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bryan Crabtree
    “Two-hundred thousand people are going to die” If we pass the Republicans' Senate healthcare bill. Those words came from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez last week. Truthfully, it has been decades since Americans died because they lacked access to healthcare. In 2009, the sales-pitch for passing The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was that families and individuals with pre-existing conditions shouldn't have to go bankrupt after an emergency room visit, bout with cancer or heart attack. We've made quite a journey from the sales pitch of financial implications to the assertion that a lack of health insurance results in death....
  • Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. [XVII]

    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the...
  • Megyn Kelly Sinks To New Ratings Low Amid Reports She Is “Really Worried” About Her Future At NBC

    07/17/2017 10:06:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 107 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Things are not going well for Megyn Kelly. The NBC host’s show “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” has sunk to a new ratings low. Variety reports: Earlier in the night at 7 p.m. on NBC, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew a 0.4 rating and 3.1 million viewers, the newsmagazine’s lowest total viewer number since it debuted at the beginning of June. Kelly also matched a series low in the key demo. For CBS, a new episode of “Big Brother” (1.8, 6 million) was even with last week’s Sunday airing. “Candy Crush” aired at 9 p.m., followed by a repeat...
  • McCain's blood clot may be more significant than first thought

    07/17/2017 10:03:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2017 | Debra Goldschmidt
    "It's a significant operation," he said, adding that general anesthesia was used and "there was obviously an abnormality that was concerning enough for him to go through this." Gupta prefers to refer to the clot as an "abnormality" because lab results are still pending and, "it's a pretty significant size of compression on that part of the brain."
  • Dershowitz on Trump Jr Meeting: ‘A Candidate Has the Right to Get Information From Whatever Source’

    07/17/2017 9:59:16 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Trent Baker
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz defended President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., for meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to do opposition research. According to Dershowitz, there is nothing wrong with a candidate getting information on his opponent from any type of source. “If it were to be prosecuted, the First Amendment would trump. A candidate has the right to get information from whatever source the information comes,” he argued.
  • Bernstein on Trump-Russia Collusion: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Cold Civil War in This Country’

    07/17/2017 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” journalist and network contributor Carl Bernstein said the difference between the investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the Watergate era was the country is “in the midst of a cold civil war.” Bernstein said, “The difference between Watergate and now, one of the big differences is that we are in the midst of a cold civil war in this country, a political and cultural civil war.” He added that Fox news has created, “a different media universe,” that is “a caldron taking place in this hot house of political debate in which...
  • Border Patrol union chief praises 'miraculous' drop in illegal immigration under Trump

    07/17/2017 9:47:39 AM PDT · by SanchoP · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 17, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is "nothing short of miraculous," National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on C-SPAN Monday. "As far as the Trump administration's efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on," he said. "At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have."...
  • American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn’t cause of emergency...Huh?

    07/17/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | 07/17/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    American Airlines faced a big stink aboard one of its flights – but the airline insisted Monday that claims of a gassy passenger are a bunch of hot air. The Sunday afternoon flight from Charlotte, NC, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where airport officials initially said a passenger “passed gas,” WNCN reported. The station reported Sunday that the passengers were removed after experiencing nausea and headaches from the noxious fumes. But airline and airport officials blew off reports of severe flatulence Monday, telling The Post that the plane was not evacuated during a “medical call” after a mechanical issue aboard....
  • New Peer-Reviewed Research Calls Global Warming Data 'Not a Valid Representation of Reality'

    07/17/2017 9:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rick Moran
    A new report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data generated by NASA and the NOAA found that it's complete bunk.The paper was peer-reviewed by some notable scientists with some pretty impressive credentials who agree with the report's conclusions. Among them: Dr. Alan Carlin, Retired Senior Analyst and manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Author, Environmentalism Gone Mad, Stairway Press, 2015; Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Dr. Harold H. Doiron, Retired VP-Engineering Analysis and Test Division, InDyne, Inc.; Ex-NASA JSC, Aerospace Consultant; B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana...
  • Are You Ready For Senator Caitlyn Jenner?

    07/17/2017 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    You scoff now, but you’ll feel differently in 2019 when Trump and McConnell enact sweeping entitlement reform with the barest majority. Deciding votes: Senator Jenner of California and Senator Rock of Michigan.I can’t decide if Jenner would be better off running for the House than for Senate or if a statewide run is realistically her only play. Fun fact: In the past 25 years, only one Republican has topped so much as 43 percent in a Senate race in California. That was Arianna Huffington’s husband, Michael, who in 1994 spent the most money on a non-presidential race in American...
  • MPD Officer Who Shot Woman Identified As Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 118 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/17/2017 | news report
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has just learned the name of the Minneapolis officer involved in the shooting as Mohammed Noor. His attorney Tom Plunkett confirmed Noor fired his weapon, killing Justine Damond.