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  • NYPD Commissioner: ‘Insanity’ to Allow National Concealed Carry for Law-Abiding Citizens

    02/13/2018 11:58:48 AM PST · by rktman · 98 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    New York Police Department commissioner James O’Neill says it is “insanity” to allow national concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens. He suggested more guns will only lead to more violence, although a 2012 Congressional Research Service study showed that a massive increase in private gun ownership–from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009–correlated with sharp drops in crime. Moreover, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CRPC) has shown that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens. To highlight how just how law-abiding concealed carriers are CPRC juxtaposed crimes by police versus crimes...
  • FBI-gate: The Outlines of the Story Are Coming into Focus

    02/13/2018 11:50:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 13, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Thanks to the work of smart and hardworking (non-mainstream) journalists, we can peek just a bit over the horizon and see where the story of the weaponization of the FBI via a senior-level cabal is going from here. I use the word "story" deliberately, because that is the way public opinion forms itself on major political affairs. The progressives in the media and politics have long understood this. The cast of the story is now set, and some dramatic plot points have been identified. The ending hasn't been written yet, of course, but the villains are identifying themselves or being...
  • Sen. Bob Corker reportedly reconsiders his retirement

    02/13/2018 11:41:41 AM PST · by DOC44 · 29 replies
    Too lazy to post ^ | Too lazy to post | Too lazy to post
    Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker is reconsidering his retirement as some Republicans in Tennessee worry about potentially losing his seat, Politico and The Washington Post reported. Some members of the GOP in Corker's home state want him to run again in this year's midterm elections, according to Politico. The 65-year-old Tennessee Republican, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced plans in September to retire after his current term ends.
  • Senator calls Susan Rice Inauguration Day email on Russia 'disturbing' [Note Date]

    02/13/2018 11:38:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Brooke Singman, Alex Pappas
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham described as “disturbing” a newly revealed Inauguration Day email from Susan Rice that detailed former President Barack Obama's guidance at a high-level meeting about how law enforcement should investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. While an attorney for Rice said there was nothing unusual about the note, White House spokesman Raj Shah told “Fox & Friends” the email “raises a lot of questions.” Rice’s email, which she sent to herself on Jan. 20, 2017, seemed to document a Jan. 5 meeting in the Oval Office with Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director James...
  • The Great Flynn Case Mystery

    02/13/2018 11:33:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | Clarice Feldman
    I have been wondering why, shortly after Judge Rudolph Contreras was (without explanation) recused from hearing the Michael Flynn case and Judge Emmet G. Sullivan took over, Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to postpone the sentencing until May, after the inspector general's report is due. I have no assurances that my suppositions are correct, but I'm beginning to think that at the next hearing of this case, Judge Sullivan will hear Mueller dismiss the case. Here's how I come to that. The only reason I can imagine why Judge Contreras was recused – note: did not recuse himself – is...
  • Media Focus on Mass Shootings Distracts from the Bigger Problem

    02/13/2018 11:32:33 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/13/2018 | Sam Bocetta
    Last year, we saw yet another knee-jerk reaction by liberals to the supposed "gun problem." The Dems seized on the mass killing that occurred in Las Vegas as an opportunity to push for more restrictive gun laws and an outright ban on firearm accessories. By year's end, cooler heads had prevailed, and most of this legislation did not make it through. On the contrary, December of 2017 saw the House approving the concealed carry reciprocity bill that will allow for citizens with concealed carry permits in one state to carry outside that state. While that might sound like good news...
  • Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

    02/13/2018 11:27:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By JOY RESMOVITS
    Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding. The deadline to apply for aid through the California Dream Act is March 2, just about two weeks away. As of Monday, 19,141 students had applied. That's a little more than half of last year's total. "We're 20,000 students behind," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state...
  • Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting

    02/13/2018 11:20:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Report recommends banning fax, email balloting to improve cybersecurityDENVER — After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security. The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax. One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from...
  • NY top court says 'private' Facebook photos can be disclosed

    02/13/2018 11:17:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Jonathan Stempel
    New York state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook users may be required to turn over photos and other information that are relevant to litigation, even if they are shielded by “privacy” settings. By a 7-0 vote, the Court of Appeals reinstated a trial judge’s ruling requiring a Manhattan woman who was disabled in a horse riding accident to turn over to the defendant horse owner an array of photos taken before and after her injuries. Noting “significant controversy” over what information on Facebook deserves privacy protection, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said it is appropriate to require disclosure of...
  • Justice for Gemmel Moore? Family wants answers in escort's death at Dem donor's home

    02/13/2018 11:14:35 AM PST · by smileyface · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 13 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    Family and friends of a male escort found dead in the West Hollywood home of a high-powered Democratic Party donor last year continue to press for answers—in a case that has eluded the national media spotlight on incidents of sexual misconduct and racial injustice. Gemmel Moore, 26, was discovered by police on July 27 inside the apartment of Ed Buck, 63. Buck is a well-known Democratic contributor, and has given more than $500,000 to an array of Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and a variety of state...
  • Elementary Students Told They Can't Say No When Asked To Dance

    02/13/2018 11:14:08 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    Mr. Menhra ^ | 02/113/2018 | Not Indicated
    School dances have been causing controversy for promoting sexist stereotypes, and now, blurring the lines of consent between boys and girls. The latest example involves a Utah mother and her daughter’s elementary school dance, which requires girls to accept boys’ invitation to hit the floor. Mom Natalie Richard told Salt Lake City local news station Fox13 that she was in disbelief when her sixth-grade daughter came home from Kanesville Elementary with a set of ground rules for an upcoming dance: Students fill out cards with the names of five people with whom they’d like to dance, and if someone’s name...
  • Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?

    02/13/2018 10:53:04 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2/13/2018 | Lee Smith
    A release last week of texts showed that Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a text dated March 16, 2017, Waldman texted Warner, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.” In 2009, Waldman filed papers with the Department of Justice...
  • 'The United States is under attack': Intel chiefs say Russia targets midterm election

    02/13/2018 10:51:10 AM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 13th, 2018 | Dylan Stableford
    The heads of six top U.S. intelligence agencies said on Tuesday that Russian interference in American democracy has not diminished since the 2016 presidential race and is continuing in advance of this year’s midterms. During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., the directors of CIA, FBI, National Intelligence, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency were asked to reaffirm their view that Moscow’s election meddling has continued since the election of President Trump. They did so unanimously. “Frankly, the United States is under attack,” Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence, said at the start...
  • Invasion of the CGI

    02/13/2018 10:49:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    American Consequences ^ | 13 Feb 2018 | John Podhoretz
    There might have been a moment of late when you sat in a movie theater struggling to remain awake as some entirely convincing space battle between two starships a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away took place in front of you. (It was so convincing, in fact, that you forgot it wasn’t real, which didn’t make it any more interesting.) Then you realized that you had just seen a few other entirely convincing and equally boring space battles happen in some movie about superheroes a month earlier, and would likely find yourself watching another in a month...
  • Feds Collect Record Taxes in First Month Under Tax Cut; Run Surplus in January

    02/13/2018 10:46:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | 02/12/2018 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. January was the first month under the new tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December. During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000. Despite the monthly surplus of $49,236,000,000, the federal government is still running a deficit of approximately $175,718,000,000 for fiscal year 2018. That is because the government entered the...
  • Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking - And So What? (Presently Being Covered By Rush)

    02/13/2018 10:45:36 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-13-2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is the endgame to never-ending wrong doing?(snip)Click on the link to read the article.This is presently being covered by Rush on his radio program.
  • With 3 'Hops,' NSA Gets Millions Of Phone Records (2013 Report- one suspected terrorist allows it))

    02/13/2018 10:38:30 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    npr.org ^ | July 31, 2013
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans.</p> <p>Since it was revealed recently that the National Security Agency puts the phone records of every American into a database, the Obama administration has assured the nation that such records are rarely searched and, when they are, officials target only suspected international terrorists.</p>
  • Drowning in Debt

    02/13/2018 10:37:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    In "Hamlet," Shakespeare pens one of the most familiar lines -- and best advice -- ever written. Before Laertes leaves for Paris, his father, Polonius, tells him: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..." We have ignored that advice for far too long, which is why the U.S. national debt is $20 trillion with more to come, thanks to the Republican Congress, which has passed a two-year spending bill that calls for $300 billion in new spending and removes caps applied by the Budget Control Act of 2011. It's being sold to the public with the highest and purist motives....
  • Report: Police To Recommend Netanyahu Be Indicted On Bribery On Two Charges

    02/13/2018 10:32:09 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 57 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | Udi Shaham
    Israel Police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases Tuesday night, Israel's Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported. After a 14-month-long investigation, police are expected to announce on Tuesday that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair" and Case 2000, the "Yediot Aharanot Affair." In Case 1000, the “gifts affair,” it is alleged that Netanyahu improperly accepted expensive gifts from different businessmen. In Case 2000, the “Yediot Aharonot affair,” Netanyahu allegedly negotiated with publisher...
  • Trump Era NICS Gun Checks, 2018 Starts Same as 2017

    02/13/2018 10:29:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The second year of the Trump era of the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) has started with numbers the same as the first year. There were 2,030,530 checks done in January of 2018. That is 99.4% of the 2,043,184 checks done in January of 2017, virtually unchanged.January has a traditional fall-off in sales compared to the record-breaking month of December, with Christmas in full swing.  The month of January in 2013 and  2016 were higher than January, 2018, but both of those years were marked by significant concerns that politicians would ignore the “shall not be infringed” words...