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  • Jailed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is running out of time to make a deal (Trunc.)

    01/13/2018 12:36:23 PM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan.12, 2018 | Jake Novak
    Full title: "Jailed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia's richest man, is running out of time to make a deal" Text of excerpt: Saudi Arabia's richest man is running out of time. It's been more than two months since Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was first arrested and detained in what the Saudi government still calls an "anti-corruption" sweep. Yet the first sign of things getting more serious came early this week when Alwaleed was moved out of his restricted quarters at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton Hotel and moved to Al Ha'ir prison, according to the London-based Arabic news site Al-Araby...
  • Someone 'pushed the wrong button' to send false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii, governor says

    01/13/2018 12:33:01 PM PST · by Brilliant · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Someone "pushed the wrong button" to send out a false alert to warn of an inbound ballistic missile alarm to Hawaiians, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The incident occurred during an employee shift change, Ige added while speaking with CNN. Cellphones, television, and radio stations received the morning emergency alert, which claimed it was not a drill. Local officials and the U.S. Pacific Command have since confirmed that the emergency alert was sent out in error to residents of the island chain, which recently tested out a Cold War-era nuclear warning siren in response to North Korea's missile and...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Mayor Sylvester Turner react to Trump's reportedly explicit comment on Haiti, Africa

    01/13/2018 12:26:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 4:19 PM, January 12, 2018 | ndy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter
    “I wasn't in the meeting with the president so I don’t know what he did or didn't say. I can tell you my family, Heidi as a child lived in Africa, she lived in Kenya and Nigeria. Her parents were missionaries there. My brother-in-law has been a missionary with his wife and sons in Haiti for many years,” Cruz said. President Trump denied using the vulgarity. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled...
  • Watch: Dick Durbin Advocated for Ending ‘Chain Migration’ in 2010, a Term He Now Says is Racist

    01/13/2018 12:24:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | John Binder
    In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) advocated on the Senate floor for ending the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S., a term that he now claims insinuates racism. While asking Congress to pass the expansive and failed “DREAM Act” amnesty, which would start by legalizing millions of illegal aliens, Durbin touted the fact that the legislation at the time would have ended chain migration, preventing newly amnestied illegal aliens from bringing their extended family members to the U.S. “The DREAM Act would not allow what is...
  • Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland

    01/13/2018 12:14:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 1/13/18 | reuters staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.
  • Trump speaks the truth (Saturbray)

    01/13/2018 12:13:14 PM PST · by bray · 5 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 1/13/18 | bray
    Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. Perhaps President Trump learned something about giving out Olive Branches to the DNC; they are going to shove them in your ear. Now the big outrage is he made some salty language about some Turd World countries who are invading our Country. This is another example of what the DNC is rather than some libs being offended for a man talking like a man....
  • Rep. Maxine Waters says she will boycott Trump's State of the Union, calls him a 'liar'

    01/13/2018 12:11:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Friday became the latest Democrat to announce that she will not be attending President Trump’s State of the Union address later this month -- amid growing Democratic plans to protest the event. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC. “To someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in? I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste...
  • Glimmers of hope in Iran economy despite Trump

    01/13/2018 12:06:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/13/18 | Eric Randolph
    Tehran (AFP) - Even with President Donald Trump continuing to waive nuclear sanctions, Iran's economy remains hobbled by US restrictions but some diplomats in Tehran remain quietly confident for the future. The real problem in Iran right now, everyone in the international business community agrees, is uncertainty. That was not helped by Trump's announcement on Friday that he would waive nuclear-related sanctions, but only once more and that Europe must work with Washington to "fix the deal's
  • Insider Reveals Upcoming White House Concealed Carry Meeting

    01/13/2018 12:01:10 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Vince Coglianese
    Republican North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson believes law-abiding Americans should be allowed to carry their concealed weapons in every state, and he’s hoping the White House will help him soon make that a reality. “I can tell you, the president’s ready to sign this law,” Hudson told The Daily Caller Wednesday in an exclusive interview on the subject for TheDC’s “Newsmakers” series. “President Trump actually campaigned on concealed carry reciprocity,” the North Carolina Republican recalled. “We’ve got a partner in the White House and we just got to get it to his desk.” Hudson introduced the House version of the...
  • Congress Can Stop The Madness of Liberal Activist Judges

    01/13/2018 11:48:16 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    In another striking judicial development, Judge William Alsup, a Clinton appointee from San Francisco, issued an injunctive order Jan. 9 prohibiting President Trump from moving forward rescinding President Obama’s DACA order. Although it only applied to established DACA applicants, and left untouched the ban on future applications, the order is offensive nevertheless, and demonstrates the terrible problem plaguing our country resulting from the actions of activist judges. Essentially, the plaintiffs, which included the State of California, argued that President Trump had acted randomly and capriciously in removing the DACA order because, among other reasons, he did not give notice and...
  • Arkansas: Justified Homicides Not Counted in Little Rock

    01/13/2018 11:36:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who want a disarmed population make much of the few hundred homicides officially designated as such by the FBI.In the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), about 300 homicides are reported as justified by private (non-police) actors in the United States each year. There has been considerable research to show the FBI number only catches about 20 percent of actual justified homicides.A report out of Little Rock Arkansas illustrates part of the problem. The Little Rock Police Department has not been reporting justifiable homicides separately. They have included them with murders and non-negligent homicides.  They recently made the decision to...
  • WaPo writer found strategizing with Democrats now exploring new career opportunities

    01/13/2018 11:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back around Thanksgiving time, we looked at some groundbreaking reporting from the Washington Free Beacon where they exposed some less than media-neutral activities by one member of the press. Janell Ross, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was found to have participated in a highly secretive, big dollar fundraising and strategy conference for the Democrats. To be clear, Ross was not there reporting on the conference as part of her job. She wrote no articles about it and the WaPo said they didn’t even know that she had gone. She was a participant in the event, even sitting in...
  • Gitmo Protesters Blast Obama for Broken Promises, Urge Trump Arrest

    01/13/2018 11:29:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/18 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, DC — Attendees at a protest Thursday expressed frustration over former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, which he promised to do on the first day of his presidency. The protesters also denounced President Donald Trump. An imam calling for Gitmo, as the facility is commonly known, to be shut down also urged authorities to detain U.S. President Donald Trump in a similar facility for refusing to give into the demonstrator’s demands. Many demonstrators placed the blame on the fairly new U.S. President Donald Trump for keeping the detention center, ignoring his predecessor’s eight...
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Targets McCaskill's Tax Reform Remarks

    01/13/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Democrats have let us know they are not impressed with the good news to come out of the GOP tax reform plan, fully engaged in downplaying at its finest. Major companies have rewarded employees bonuses and salary increases in the aftermath of the Republican tax plan, yet Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the benefits as mere " crumbs " compared to the supposed joy ride corporate America is getting. Other Democrats decided not to cheer the news that Wal-Mart was raising pay and giving out bonuses , instead calling it a "PR stunt." The Washington...
  • Trump does more damage to himself than his opponents ever manage to do (Compost wish-fulfillment)

    01/13/2018 11:12:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 13 at 11:59 AM | Dan Balz
    As the new year heads into its third week, President Trump remains on a personal political losing streak. None of his opponents — not the Democrats, not the Never Trumpers, not any of the others — can damage him as badly as he hurts himself. It was only a few days ago when he opened up an immigration negotiating session with bipartisan members of Congress to the cameras and was lauded in some quarters for doing so. He was described in some accounts as a president doing the real business of the country. That proved to be a one-off moment....
  • Despite Trump's denial, Republicans may face political damage among Haitian-Americans

    01/13/2018 11:06:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/12/18 | Anthony Man
    Michael Barnett has spent years encouraging Haitian-Americans to vote Republican. And he was an early and continuing supporter of President Donald Trump... Barnett said he believes the president and doesn’t believe Trump feels negatively toward the Haitian people. “The president has denied slandering the Haitian people, and I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Barnett said. “This off-the-cuff remark was probably not meant to be taken the way it sounded. He does not believe that Haiti was, quote-unquote, a shithole country. I don’t believe he believes that.”
  • Trump was right...literally

    01/13/2018 11:03:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Michael Filozof
    When President Trump asked why the U.S. should accept immigrants from third-world nations he allegedly characterized as "s-holes," liberals (and some neo-conservatives) howled with outrage, branding the president a bigot and a racist. But...was Mr. Trump right? Perhaps far more than his opponents would like to admit. Don't take my word for it – take the word of the liberal, globalist United Nations, which celebrated its annual "World Toilet Day" and named its "Toilet Heroes" last November 19. Here are a few interesting statistics, straight from the U.N.: - Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people –...
  • Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits

    01/13/2018 11:00:09 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2018 | By Dan Bilefsky
    MONTREAL — After fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, Marlise Beauville felt, she said, as if she had reached the Promised Land. She entered the country last summer without immigration papers, yet received a work permit, a monthly stipend of 600 Canadian dollars, or $480, free health care and free French lessons. The weather has become bone-cold chilly but her Canadian neighbors are warm. Though it is not clear that she will be able to stay, she is hunkering down, adamant that limbo in Canada is better than returning to Haiti, where she fears that the family of her dead...
  • Cryptocurrency and Fiat Money: Bitcoin Shows serious weaknesses in the in the banking system.

    01/13/2018 10:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2018 | Dexter Wright
    There is a rumor swirling on Wall Street that China may be reversing its decades-old policy of buying U.S. Treasury Bills (T-Bills), which is giving bond-traders a case of nerves.  If China does not buy T-Bills, then the Federal Reserve will have to raise the yield on the bonds to make them more attractive to other buyers.  This rumor combined with the possibility that the Chinese economy will eclipse the U.S. economy in twenty years seemingly makes a thirty-year T- Bill less attractive than in the past. What a strange time in which we live, when cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum may be a...
  • Was Ayn Rand for Open Borders?

    01/13/2018 10:52:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Theo Willem
    For over 30 years, I've been reading and re-reading Ayn Rand's books, both fiction and non-fiction, and I don't recall anything that suggests she was in favor of open borders. Furthermore, Ayn Rand died in 1982 – she never witnessed the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11, the steady stream of terrorist massacres throughout the great, historical cities of Europe and on American soil, or the large-scale invasion of so-called "refugees" into Europe. Islam and immigration were not cultural or political issues during her lifetime. So why am I even asking if Ayn Rand would have been for open...