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  • Further Excerpts from James Comey’s book, If the Existing ones are Anything to Go On

    04/16/2018 9:14:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Alexandra Petri
    In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and then, on Dec. 14, 1960, I, James Comey, was born. The initials, as Reinhold Niebuhr would tell us, are no coincidence. I have been called a human humblebrag. I certainly couldn’t speak to the truth of that statement, except to say that where I come from, we don’t like bullies and their mean words. Bullies are mean and small, not like myself (I stand 6-foot-8, with a head of lush dark hair and eyes that pierce into the souls of everyone I...
  • The Internet has bigger problems than Facebook, and it's Obama's fault.....

    04/16/2018 9:08:43 AM PDT · by caww · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
    If you think Facebook has problems, they’re nothing compared to the fiasco at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Americans should be far more alarmed about what’s happening with the obscure, private California company that oversees the Internet’s backbone. "ICANN’s " gross mismanagement of behind-the-scenes technical operations threatens the security, interoperability, and openness of the entire Internet, industry experts warn. Unlike the Facebook situation, however, there may not be much lawmakers can do. President Barack Obama paradoxically decided ICANN was better off without any government intervention. ICANN now has absolute control of key Internet infrastructure and answers to...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. [FReepathon XVI]

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. Don't put it off. Get your donations in early and let's wrap this baby up in under 30 days!! Wouldn't that be great? And then we can concentrate on the task at hand. Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! End chain migration!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!!...
  • College hosts 3-day conference featuring propagandists from socialist Venezuelan government......

    04/16/2018 8:58:07 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2018 | John Patrick
    College in California has taken 'brainwashing' students to a new level by hosting official propagandists from Venezuela’s communist regime........ a series of talks that featured propagandists from Venezuela’s totalitarian communist regime, designed to misinform students about the true realities of communism, as well as promote anti-American values and blame the United States for the world’s problems. While many college students at Scripps were likely treated to a whitewashed view of communism in their classrooms this week, they would be wise to do their own research and see how Venezuelan citizens are actually faring under their totalitarian rule.
  • Parkland Student Activist David Hogg Teases Another Boycott: ‘Stay Tuned’

    04/16/2018 8:56:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jon Levine
    Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg announced Monday that he would launch another boycott sometime later this week following his successful campaign against Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “Going to announce another boycott this week… Stay tuned,” the high school senior tweeted along with a gif of a nervous Kermit the Frog.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,April 16-20,2018

    04/16/2018 8:51:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning Afternoon And Welcome!
  • David Hogg Calls For Another Mass Walkout…On 4/20…

    04/16/2018 8:46:48 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    ChicksontheRight ^ | 3/15/18 | Hannah Bleau
    David Hogg is calling for another student walkout, because he has nothing better to do and is probably super irritated that America couldn’t care less what he has to say about the Second Amendment. It’s not going anywhere. A bunch of emotionally-driven kids– JK, ADULTS…Hogg is an ADULT now– aren’t changing that. But here we are. Hogg hasn’t gotten enough attention lately, and AR-15s are still legal, so another walkout it is! He REFUSES to allow his 15 minutes of fame to die out! It’s been just over 2 months. We have walked out of school and now, on 4/20,...
  • Heather McDonald Faults Study On School Discipline

    04/16/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 16, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most media outlets reported on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on disparities in school discipline without much follow up, but Manhattan Institute fellow Heather McDonald took a closer look at federal school and crime data and found the GAO study misleading, to say the least. "The GAO found that black students get suspended at nearly three times the rate of white students nationally, a finding consistent with previous analyses," MacDonald wrote in the City Journal on April 6, 2018. "The Obama Education and Justice Departments viewed that disproportion as proof of teacher and principal bias." "Administration officials used litigation...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu forced to delete ‘CREEPY AND INAPPROPRIATE’ tweet to Kyle Kashuv

    04/16/2018 8:31:13 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/15/18 | Greg P
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) was forced to delete a tweet on Sunday where he invited Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv to come out to California and get high on marijuana once he’s 21:
  • MARCH 17: US training militants for false flag chemical attack as basis for airstrikes

    04/16/2018 8:30:00 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 44 replies
    RT / Youtube ^ | Mar 17, 2018 | RT
    Posted on Drudge Report US training Syria militants for false flag chemical attack as basis for airstrikes – Russian MoDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmYCgK2zHCI
  • FBI Insiders Furious After James Comey’s ABC Interview

    04/16/2018 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    RCP ^ | 3 hours ago | RCP
    Former FBI director James Comey’s interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC on Sunday night has angered Comey’s former agents, according to The Daily Beast. Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke with Daily Beast during and after the interview aired. “Hoover is spinning in his grave,” said one former FBI official. “Making money from total failure.” Between segments, a promo aired about Comey’s upcoming interview with The View. One official didn’t like this, texting the Daily Beast, “Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass. True to form he thinks he’s the smartest guy around.”
  • US 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria, blame it on Assad govt': Report

    04/16/2018 8:22:32 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 January 2013 | ANI
    London, Jan 30 (ANI): The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown. A new report, that contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence, showed a scheme 'approved by Washington'. As per the scheme 'Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons,' the Daily Mail reports. Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S....
  • In Pennsylvania, it's open season on undocumented immigrants(Time's Up!)

    04/16/2018 8:21:25 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 04/12/2018 | Deborah Sontag and Dale Russakoff
    --SNIP-- Since Trump took office, deportation officers have been unshackled, as the White House describes it, from an Obama-era mandate to focus limited enforcement resources on deporting immigrants with serious criminal convictions. Across the country, they have been rounding up people like Franco who have sunk roots in this country, living for years, if not decades, with little fear of apprehension. Nowhere, however, have federal agents more aggressively embraced their newfound freedom than in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware, an investigation by ProPublica and the Inquirer and Daily News foun
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 16,2018

    04/16/2018 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushReadyForMondayDITTOS!
  • U.S. Supreme Court again rejects Rod Blagojevich appeal

    04/16/2018 8:17:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jason Meisner
    The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich's lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. They argued that politicians are vulnerable to prosecution because the line between what's allowed and what's illegal is blurry.His convictions included trying to extort a children's hospital for contributions and seeking...
  • Loretta Lynch torches James Comey for throwing her under the bus over Hillary probe

    04/16/2018 8:07:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    There’s no honor among thieves. Just ask former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who threw ex-FBI director James Comey under the bus for suggesting that partisan bias induced her to take it easy on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “I have known James Comey almost 30 years,” Lynch retorted in a statement Sunday (see tweet below). “If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings. He never did.” Lynch continued: “I have never hesitated to make the hard decisions, guided by the Department...
  • POLL: TRUMP APPROVAL 51%...

    04/16/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 16 Apr 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.
  • The New Yorker Publishes Hate Piece Against Chick-fil-A’s Christian Ethos

    04/16/2018 7:47:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2018 | Nicole Russell
    Subtitle: Liberals can’t stand the success of a Christian-run company selling folks fried chicken sandwiches successfully with a smile. Last month, Chick-fil-A opened its fourth franchise in Manhattan. Even though customers seem thrilled and the company appears to be thriving, some on the Left aren’t happy. On Friday, the New Yorker published a story with a headline only they could love: “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” Not to be outdone, they tweeted an even worse headline, pulled directly from the article.
  • WaPo: Dems’ Midterm Lead Still Slipping Away

    04/16/2018 7:43:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Democrats ride a blue wave in November, or … just get the blues? Assumptions have run high that Nancy Pelosi & Co will have both history and an unpopular president on their side, generating enough momentum to swamp out Republicans and reclaim control of the House. Paul Ryan’s retirement, and more than two dozen others in the House Republican caucus, seems to indicate an acknowledgment of a coming Democratic tsunami. Don’t tell American voters that, however. A new poll from ABC and the Washington Post puts the two parties close to a virtual dead head in the generic congressional...
  • Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Christians leaving Sunday worship, two dead, five injured

    04/16/2018 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 15, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If Christians had opened fire on Muslims leaving a mosque, which they would, of course, never do, there would be insistent and ongoing international coverage. But no one will take any particular note of this. It’s just another day in Pakistan. “At least 2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta,” by Syed Ali Shah, Dawn, April 15, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported. DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema...