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  • President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after N. Korea summit

    06/13/2018 11:16:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | June 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”(continued)
  • Dem senators move to halt potential US troop withdrawal from S. Korea

    06/13/2018 11:15:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    A pair of Democratic senators on Wednesday introduced an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would stop President Trump from withdrawing U.S. forces from South Korea without the Pentagon’s input. The amendment “would help prevent the President from making a rash decision about troop reductions on the Korean Peninsula that negatively impacts our national security,” Sens. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Chris Murphy (Conn.) said in a joint statement. Introduced for the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the provision would stop a withdraw “unless the U.S. Secretary of Defense certifies it is in our national security interest...
  • Pompeo insists North Korea agreement 'encompasses' verifiable, irreversible denuclearization

    06/13/2018 11:05:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2018 | Sarah Kolinovsky
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending the agreement signed by President Trump and Kim Jong Un at the Singapore summit, insisting it “encompasses” ‘verifiable’ and ‘irreversible’ denuclearization, even though the document does not explicitly use those terms. The document calls only for “complete denuclearization,” sparking criticism the agreement was not specific enough to allow oversight of the denuclearization process. “Let me assure you that ‘complete’ encompasses ‘verifiable’ in the minds of everyone concerned,” Pompeo told reporters in Seoul Wednesday. “One can’t completely denuclearize without validating, authenticating – you pick the word. The President is committed to that.” When a...
  • Fed hikes rates, points to two more increases by year's end

    06/13/2018 11:03:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 JUN 18 | Jeff Cox
    The Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point Wednesday and indicated that two more increases are likely in store ahead. The move pushes the funds rate target to 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The rate is closely tied to consumer debt, particularly credit cards, home equity lines of credit and other adjustable-rate instruments. In an unusually terse statement that ran just 320 words, the Federal Open Market Committee changed multiple phrases from its previous missives, pointing to a more optimistic view on economic growth and higher inflation expectations.
  • Bi-partisan compromise on amnesty? Hell no! Hold their feet to the fire!! NO AMNESTY!!

    06/13/2018 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies
    June 13, 2018 | by Jim Robinson
    These idiots never learn. Switched on FOX News and there was RINO Ryan, et al, calling for a compromise bill to legalize and grant amnesty to 1.8 million dreamers. Hell no!! Send Obama's illegal aliens back! Obama's DACA is unconstitutional. Hold their feet to the fire (again)! No amnesty!! Not under Bush. Not under Obama. And certainly not under Trump! Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities, end anchor babies, end chain migration, end DACA!! And don't break up families. Deport them all!!
  • Expect a toothless IG report: More cover-up!

    06/13/2018 10:51:16 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 11, 2018 | Larry Klayman
    I conceived of and founded Judicial Watch on July 29, 1994, almost 24 years ago, to watch and police judges, who I had learned in my 17 years of legal practice at the time were generally unfit to be on the bench. There is an old joke in this regard: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 71? Answer: Your Honor! But the crisis on the judiciary went far beyond the simple fact most judges are not that intellectually astute. I had also found many to be outright dishonest, particularly on the federal bench, where they have...
  • Malema: 'We Have Not Called For The Killing Of White People... At Least For Now' (S Africa)

    06/13/2018 10:41:32 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/12/2018
    He cannot 'guarantee' what will happen in the future, the EFF leader said in a recent interview Julius Malema says he has not called for the murder of white people, "at least for now." In an interview with TRT World, published on Monday, Malema said he could not guarantee what would happen in the future, and warned that a revolution would happen if things continued as they are now. "I'm saying to you, we've not called for the killing of white people, at least for now. I can't guarantee the future." Asked by the presenter if he understood that to...
  • More Than 2,300 Suspected Online Child Sex Offenders Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart”

    06/13/2018 10:37:14 AM PDT · by euram · 34 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | June 12 2018 | DoJ Office of Public Affairs
    The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography. The 61 ICAC task forces, located in all 50 states and comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, led the coordinated operation known as “Broken Heart” during the months of March,...
  • A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25–29 who received a HPV vaccine...

    06/13/2018 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 47 replies
    ABSTRACT Birth rates in the United States have recently fallen. Birth rates per 1000 females aged 25–29 fell from 118 in 2007 to 105 in 2015. One factor may involve the vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Shortly after the vaccine was licensed, several reports of recipients experiencing primary ovarian failure emerged. This study analyzed information gathered in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which represented 8 million 25-to-29-year-old women residing in the United States between 2007 and 2014. Approximately 60% of women who did not receive the HPV vaccine had been pregnant at least once, whereas only 35% of...
  • Yemen latest: Coalition forces launch Hodeidah operation

    06/13/2018 10:35:10 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    The National ^ | 13 June 2018 | The National
    Yemen government forces — backed by the Arab coalition — launched on Wednesday morning an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Al Hodeidah.
  • A summit that may pop fear in North Korea

    06/13/2018 10:30:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 12, 2018 | The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board
    As the world’s most repressive tyranny, the North Korean regime has survived by keeping its people in the dark, dampening their expectations, and instilling a fear of external enemies, especially the United States. Yet that survival strategy was hardly at work during the historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump. North Korea’s official media told the nation of 26 million that the talks could bring a “permanent and durable peace mechanism” with the US. TV images showed Mr. Kim touring Singapore, where “every building is stylish,” the streets are clean, and the...
  • Mueller’s Fraudulent Cases and Indictments Are Unraveling – Time to Shut Mueller Down

    06/13/2018 10:23:21 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Mueller’s Fraudulent “Made Up” Cases and Indictments Are Unraveling – Time to Shut Dirty Cop Mueller Down and Indict His Entire Gang Very few Americans who voted for President Trump would believe that today we have a special investigation into the President for collusion with Russia during the election and none into the many Clinton and Obama criminal activities unearthed over the past decade. More than one year ago, on May 17, 2017, corrupt Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a Special Counsel to look into the phony Trump – Russia collusion allegations, a total scam...
  • Attacking Trump is now a losing strategy in BOTH parties

    06/13/2018 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 June 2018 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Tuesday’s primaries in Virginia, North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, and Maine indicated that in many congressional races, vehemently attacking President Trump will not be a winning strategy for either Democrats or Republicans in the Nov. 6 general election. As we’ve seen in earlier primaries this year, it was clear Tuesday that while strongly resisting President Trump is certainly damaging to Democrats, doing so is nothing short of catastrophic for Republicans. GOP voters in several races showed once again that they are rejecting lawmakers who decisively break with the president. Instead of building their campaigns on being anti-Trump, candidates in both...
  • Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginning

    06/13/2018 10:02:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13,2018 | Newt Gingrich
    In fact, my own conversion to Trump as a very real contender only occurred after his July 11, 2015 rally in Phoenix, which led my former colleague, Vince Haley, to come in the office and say: “You had better watch what Trump is doing because his Phoenix rally was emotionally powerful when he turned the microphone over to the father whose child had been killed by an illegal immigrant.” Still, all the elites fervently believed Trump had lost the debate. The gap between the American people and the elites had never been clearer. Two years ago, in June 2016, all...
  • George Soros Invested $3 Million in New York Times Stock Holdings This Year

    06/13/2018 10:01:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 13, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Liberal billionaire George Soros purchased $3 million worth of stock holdings in the publisher of the New York Times, filings show. Soros's stock buy included 126,400 shares in the New York Times Company through Soros Fund Management LLC, the billionaire's New York City-based investment firm. The shares were valued at $3,046,000 at the time of purchase and are shown in a May 15 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Soros's investment in the Times was for Class A stock holdings, which are publicly traded, as opposed to its Class B stock, which are privately held.
  • New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

    06/13/2018 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 13 June 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    On previous occasions, I’ve written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from the Times with whom he had a romantic relationship. The Rosenthal standard on conflicts was shaped by a remarkably similar case decades ago. Soon after a woman who had covered politics in Philadelphia was hired by the Times, a story from Philly said she had a secret affair with a politician she covered and accepted expensive gifts from...
  • Obama's One True Legacy

    06/13/2018 9:40:53 AM PDT · by captain_dave · 29 replies
    6/13/18 | Self
    I'm imagining what future historians will write...-------------- Barack Obama's one true legacy that cannot be destroyed: President Donald Trump.With determined narcissism, with great hubris Barack Hussein Obama did great service. He brought America to the precipice and forced us to stare into the pit. The people recoiled at the terror of becoming like Venezuela or Zimbabwe. A great man stepped forward. This great man looked at his beloved family and knew he had to act, for he knew he could act. Divine Providence shined upon his golden locks. The people annointed a new leader.President Donald Trump. The Champion, the Peace...
  • DNC bans donations from fossil fuel companies (Why not ban the use of fossil fuels?)

    06/13/2018 9:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 6/12/2018 | John Sexton
    The DNC has voted not to accept any donations from fossil fuel companies. From HuffPost: The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion. “We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of the super...
  • Politics US Politics Why does the commentariat so despise Trump’s success?

    06/13/2018 9:37:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Spectator/USA ^ | June 13, 2018 | Roger Kimball
    While the Anti-Trump Mandarins of the Commentariat (ATMC, for short) are busy untwisting their knickers after the President’s historic summit meeting with the Tubby Tyrant of North Korea, I have an important real-estate tip to pass along: beach-front property in North Korea. Keep your eye on it. As Trump said yesterday in his wide-ranging press conference following his meeting with Kim Jong-un, that stretch of land between China and South Korea would be an ideal spot for luxury hotels and condos, if only Kim would stop shooting off cannons there. [snip] What we saw yesterday was a calm, confident, and...
  • With His New Lawsuit, McCabe is About to Learn Himself How Hard It is to Get Info From DOJ

    06/13/2018 9:29:13 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | June 13th, 2018 | Elura Nanos
    Well, we had to expect that there’d be at least some litigation-flavored fallout over that nasty Andrew McCabe firing; ousting the guy a day before his planned retirement and thereby yanking away his health and retirement benefits was a signature Trump display of one-upsmanship. It looks like David L. Snyder, counsel for McCabe (much like we at Law & Crime), knew that the defamation lawsuit McCabe initially threatened wasn’t really the way to go. As an alternative, he’s trying his hand at a different kind of claim. Instead of suing for some version of “Trump Shouldn’t Have Fired My Client,”...