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  • French Rafale Fighters Will Deploy Aboard An American Supercarrier This April

    01/12/2018 8:32:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Drive ^ | January 12, 2018 | By Tyler Rogoway
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Dasb—U.S. Navy A number of Marine Nationale Rafale-M multi-role fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft, along with 350 support personnel and aircrew, will deploy aboard the USS George H.W. Bush this Spring. Not only will the multi-national operation work to give Rafale-M aircrews much needed carrier qualifications—France's only carrier has been undergoing a mid-life refit—but it also aims to expand the two countries' abilities to operate fighter aircraft cooperatively from the sea for prolonged periods of time. Captain Jean-Emmanuel Roux de Luze, the French Naval Attaché to the U.S. Navy,...
  • BREAKING!! HILLARY EMAIL FOUND SHOWING movements of CHRIS STEVENS to and at Benghzi!!!

    01/12/2018 8:19:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Jan 12, 2018 | WIKIPOLITICS
    Emails to Hillary's private server which would also be caught by the AWAN Pakistan IT Network and lilely forwarded to the ISI servers in Pakistan.
  • Graham: Illegal immigrants come to U.S. from "hellholes" [2013]

    01/12/2018 8:07:45 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 9, 2013, 1:47 PM | STEPHANIE CONDON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the "gang of eight" bipartisan senators who drafted the comprehensive immigration reform bill, attempted on Thursday to cast the immigration debate as an economic issue but ended up having to clarify that his remarks weren't meant as a slight to Mexico. "I don't know how many fences we have on our Canadian border," Graham said in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. "Why are we OK up there and not OK to the south?" It's "the tale of two borders," Graham continued. "Why is one a problem and the other is not? Because Canada is...
  • Nunes charges 'abuse' of government surveillance by FBI and Justice officials

    01/12/2018 7:58:37 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 22 replies
    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear "abuse" of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the controversial anti-Trump dossier was used by the Obama administration to authorize surveillance of advisers to President Trump.
  • Mark Levin: In 2013, Lindsey Graham calls Mexico and other countries south of the border "hellholes"

    01/12/2018 7:53:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 12, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow 2h2 hours ago In 2013, Lindsey Graham calls Mexico and other countries south of the border "hellholes"
  • AFL-CIO Names Julie Greene to Lead Labor Campaign Efforts

    01/12/2018 7:26:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | January 11, 2018 | AFL-CIO
    Experienced campaign operative to lead national and political engagement (Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 11) — The AFL-CIO announced today that starting Feb. 1, Julie Greene will head its Mobilization Hub, which leads the federation’s grassroots operation, including engaging state and local bodies in campaigns to support political candidates that stand with working people at all levels of government. She also will work directly with the labor federation’s affiliated unions to coordinate and support their campaign efforts as well as member engagement. “We are excited to have Julie at the forefront of our campaign efforts to win for working families,” said...
  • Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

    01/12/2018 7:24:31 PM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 January 2018 | By Anggy Polanco and Francisco Aguilar
    SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country. An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances. Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime faces mounting...
  • Psychiatrists diagnosing the President smacked down by the APA

    01/12/2018 7:19:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not too long ago we talked about Ivy League psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who had briefed members of Congress (read: pretty much entirely Democrats) on President Trump’s mental health. Despite having never even met the President, say nothing of examined him, she apparently had quite a lot to say. Dr. Lee and her colleagues who jumped on the dogpile have been getting some significant pushback since then, with not only members of the press (a few of them, anyway) objecting, but drawing a formal rebuke from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who called for an end to “armchair psychiatry.”...
  • Pelosi: Dems Will Use MLK Day to Organize ‘Teach-Ins’ on GOP ‘Tax Scam’

    01/12/2018 7:17:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/11/17 | Paul Crookston
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that her party will be using the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold events criticizing Republicans' tax reform law. Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi said that, while a similar push against repealing Obamacare worked well last year, the tax reform bill has already become law. Still, she justified her push to discount the tax plan by noting that King supported equality and therefore would support Democrats' vision of "economic equality" through higher taxes on the wealthy. "This year on Martin Luther King weekend, we honor his commitment...
  • Democrats Fight Over Language as Immigration Negotiations Head South

    01/12/2018 7:14:32 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/18
    While the White House remains open to an immigration deal with the Republican establishment and Democrats, leaders in the Democratic Party have started fighting over politically correct language. This week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attacked a group of Democrat leaders who met with President Trump to discuss a deal on immigration.
  • The Democratic Response To Companies Doling Out Bonuses To Workers Remains Abjectly Pathetic

    01/12/2018 7:07:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats are choking on crow for opposing this tax bill. Are they this economically illiterate? You pass the most extensive tax reform in nearly 30 years, it creates a better job creating and investing environment, and companies begin to boost U.S. investment, dole out bonuses to workers, some increase wages, and make declarations that charitable donations will go up. Yeah, that sounds bad, or something. It all centers on the notion that the Left thinks that your money is their money, and that the government, preferably run by over-educated, snobby liberal elitists, know best to allocate how that money is...
  • Starving mob beat cattle to death with rocks in desperate search for food... [Venezuela]

    01/12/2018 6:51:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Iain Burns
    A shocking video showing a starving Venezuelan mob beating a cow to death with stones has gone viral amid violent protests that have left four people dead.Dozens of men shout 'we are hungry' and 'people are suffering' as they surround the cow in the field, throwing stones at it and beating it with a stick.The helpless animal was slaughtered at the Hacienda Miraflores, in the fishing village of Palmarito in Merida, during a day deadly of civil unrest and looting in the state.
  • Flashback: That Time Dick Durbin Made Up A Story About A GOP Leader Insulting President Obama

    01/12/2018 6:51:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s been widely reported that President Trump asked during immigration negotiations between congressional leaders why are we letting people from “sh*thole countries” to come here. We have some people who say that he said it, others don’t recall. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) said in a statement: “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an...
  • Giddy Up – Friday Night Document Surprise from Office of Inspector General…

    01/12/2018 6:50:36 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 50 replies
    CTH ^ | 1/12/17 | sundance
    Well, well, well… here’s a surprise. Office of Inspector General has apparently begun giving Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte the 1.2 million pages of evidence from the year-long inspector general investigation into FBI and DOJ politicization:
  • Trey Gowdy Resigns as member of Ethics Committee

    01/12/2018 6:45:23 PM PST · by Revel · 111 replies
    Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Speaker Ryan: Thank you for the privilege of serving for the past 5 years on the House Ethics Committee. While few, if any, members seek this assignment, the collegiality of the members coupled with the seriousness of the jurisdiction have made it an experience I will treasure. When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload. I...
  • CNN's Epic Meltdown Over Trump's 'S**thole Countries' Remark Was A Sight To Behold

    01/12/2018 6:39:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It doesn’t take much to set off the media. It really doesn’t. Last night, the entire media establishment went into full meltdown mode because the president reportedly asked why are we allowing people from ‘sh*thole countries’ to come here. This is anonymously sourced. It really hasn’t been verified, and no—Dick Durbin is not a credible source, having lied about White House meetings before. Regardless, CNN blew a gasket. Anderson Cooper cried, Chris Cuomo decided to take this lecture to the white board, and Don Lemon’s program was off the hinges.Vulgar CNN: Trump's 'S***hole' Quote Shows He's Clearly 'Racist' "Let me...
  • Former Pres of MD-Based Transport Co Indicted on 11 Counts...Foreign Bribery, Fraud & $$$ Laundering

    01/12/2018 6:35:04 PM PST · by smileyface · 7 replies
    An indictment against a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad, was unsealed today for his alleged role in a scheme that involved the bribery of an official at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning of the District of Maryland, Principal Deputy Inspector General April G. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG) and Assistant Director in...
  • Silvio Berlusconi promises flat rate for all Italian taxpayers [23%]

    01/12/2018 6:28:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 12 January 2018 16:46 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A promise of a flat tax by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday sparked sharp reactions from opponents ahead of a general election and head-scratching among economists. Campaigning ahead of a general election on March 4th at the helm of the conservative Forza Italia movement, Berlusconi said on TV late on Thursday that such a tax would start at the current minimum rate of 23 percent, before being brought down to below 20 percent. The remarks by Berlusconi — who never sought to introduce a flat tax during his three terms as prime minister — immediately drew criticism from...
  • Fired LSU professor's lawsuit against LSU dismissed by federal judge

    01/12/2018 6:18:00 PM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 01/12/2018 | Joe Gyan Jr
    In a case that drew national attention and accusations of "political correctness run amok," a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former LSU professor fired in 2015 for, among other things, using vulgar language in her classroom. Teresa Buchanan, who was a tenured education professor, claimed LSU violated her First Amendment free speech rights and also alleged the university's sexual harassment policies are unconstitutional. . . . In a lengthy decision, Dick said Buchanan's use of profanity and discussions regarding her own sex life and the sex lives of her students in the classroom "do not constitute First...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 13 January 2018

    01/12/2018 6:06:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 340 replies
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