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  • Acting DoD Secretary: 30 to 40 Percent of U.S. Troops on Border Will Be Leaving in the Next Month

    03/14/2019 5:34:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 14, 2019 | 6:20 PM EDT | Melanie Arter
    (CNSNews.com) - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Pentagon plans to withdraw between 30 and 40 percent of the 6,000 troops on the southern border within the next month, leaving about 3,000 to 4,000. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) asked Shanahan, “So you testified Mr. Secretary that there are 6,000 troops currently deployed at our southern border. Can you tell us how long they are going to be there?” “I’d say 30 or 40 percent of them will be departing in the next month or so when they complete some of their...
  • Why is Ideology Such a Bad Thing?

    03/14/2019 5:27:06 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 33 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I don’t understand the idea that ideology is a bad thing. Notice the contradiction here? “Ideas are a bad thing.” That itself is an idea. Democrats, some party insiders say, are going over a cliff. They’re going all-out socialist. Even Communist. One of their leading figures wants to tear down every single building in America and build new ones, conforming to environmentalist standards. Most of her colleagues in the Establishment either agree, or are reluctant to be seen disagreeing. Is ideology to blame for this madness? No way. It’s not ideology that’s to blame. Ideology simply means the presence of...
  • PHOTOS: In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despair

    03/14/2019 5:22:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-13-19
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Amid the poverty and deprivation of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian women struggle to find a taste of normality that is taken for granted in much of the rest of the world.
  • John McCain Associate Had Contact With A Dozen Reporters Regarding Steele Dossier [+ Transcript]

    03/14/2019 5:18:58 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    David Kramer, a former State Department official, said in a deposition on Dec. 13, 2017 that he provided a copy of Christopher Steele's dossier to reporters from McClatchy, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and BuzzFeed and to CNN's Carl Bernstein. He also shared the report with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Counsel official Celeste Wallander and Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger. ... Kramer said he also met Mother Jones's David Corn, The Guardian's Julian Borger, and Washington Post reporters Tom Hamburger and Rosalind Helderman. Kramer also said that ABC News's Brian Ross showed him...
  • John McCain aide spread Steele dossier around Washington during Trump's presidential transition

    03/14/2019 5:06:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    David Kramer, the John McCain aide who leaked the discredited Christopher Steele dossier on President Trump, testified in a libel case that he spread the unsubstantiated anti-Trump material all over Washington during the presidential transition. Mr. Kramer, a former State Department official and a Trump detractor, leaked dossier material to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt, CNN’s Carl Bernstein, National Public Radio, McClatchy news service and others, he said. But his most momentous meeting was with Ken Bensinger of BuzzFeed. In Washington during the Christmas holidays, he let Mr. Bensinger read the dossier. He then stepped away....
  • Favorite Dog or Cat Songs.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 3~15~19

    03/14/2019 4:52:39 PM PDT · by fatima · 153 replies
    ~Favorite Dog or Cat Songs ~ Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat *Video* Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come) *Video*
  • Israeli Army Strikes in Gaza After Rockets Target Tel Aviv in First Since 2014 War

    03/14/2019 4:52:06 PM PDT · by higgmeister · 14 replies
    www.haaretz.com ^ | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury and Noa Landau
    The Israeli army attacked Thursday overnight targets in Gaza Strip, hours after two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza, a first since Israel's 2014 campaign in Gaza. According to the Israeli military, the Iron Dome missile defense system was activated. It is assumed that the rockets landed in open areas due to the fact that no damage or injuries were reported as of yet. The last time rocket alerts were activated in Tel Aviv was two years ago, in what turned out to be a false alarm. The flare-up comes three weeks before Israel holds its general election.
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • US Navy flagship in Manila for first port call in 3 years

    03/14/2019 4:29:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    MANILA, Philippines — One of the United States Navy's command ships docked in Manila last Wednesday for its first port visit in the country in three years. US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge arrived in the country's capital to reconnect with the Philippines as its last port visit was in 2016. While in Manila, the US Navy personnel will participate in community service and cultural exchange events, including 7th Fleet band engagements, the US Embassy said.
  • REPORT: FBI investigating possible illegal immigrant voting in N.J. town (Dover, NJ-11)

    03/14/2019 4:18:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | March 14, 2019 | The Staff
    DOVER, N.J. – That’s the report from New Jersey Globe. According to editor David Wildstein, “Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are interviewing Dover Democratic leaders and volunteers [on Wednesday] about local politics, including questions about undocumented immigrants voting in the 2018 primary election.” Click here to read the full story. Last year’s close-fought Democrat primary ended in a lawsuit alleging voter fraud. Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz ultimately declined to overturn the election. While it’s unclear how, if at all, this possible fraud was perpetrated, fears of illegal immigrant voting in New Jersey elections were justifiably heightened last year...
  • Video Surfaces of Actress Snared in College Bribery Scandal Lecturing About ‘Educational Inequality’

    03/14/2019 3:53:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 14, 2019 at 11:30am | Jack Davis
    Long before she became infamous for her arrest as part of what prosecutors say was a scheme to make sure some of America’s richest kids entered some of America’s top colleges, actress Felicity Huffman was fighting educational equality. A brief video emerged on Twitter showing Huffman, who starred in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” sporting a “Cool Mom” top posing with the number 10,400,650. “The number represents just one of the 130 million girls who don’t have access to an education. If these girls were a country, they would be the tenth largest in the world, approximately the size of the U.K....
  • BREXIT BOMBSHELL: A German Brexit? A Scandal Of Subversive Statecraft

    03/14/2019 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 30 replies
    Politicalite ^ | March 7, 2019 | John Petley
    It was widely reported that Theresa May paid a visit to Angela Merkel in Berlin shortly before the Chequers meeting. What did they discuss? We weren't told at the time. According to a confidential source who has seen a complete transcript of the meeting, the two leaders agreed to a plan that Mrs May allegedly told the Chancellor would "appease" Brexit voters while nonetheless enabling her to get rid of those Tories who were (in her words) "against progress and unity in the EU." According to the transcript, Mrs May is also reported to have agreed "to keep as many...
  • US Small Business Optimism Improves, Ending Five-Month Skid

    03/14/2019 3:42:41 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    Transpofrt Topics ^ | 3-12-2019 | Carlyann Edwards |
    Optimism among small companies in the United States improved in February, snapping a five-month losing streak that was the longest in two decades on brighter views of future conditions. The National Federation of Independent Business optimism index rose to 101.7 from a two-year low of 101.2, according to a report March 12. Five of 10 index components improved, including views about the current environment for expansion and capital spending plans. The measure is showing signs of stabilization after the government shutdown and remains at a historically elevated level despite cooling from a record 108.8 in August. “Now that the government...
  • Hamas vows to act against those responsible for rocket attack

    03/14/2019 3:37:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/3/19
    The Hamas-run “interior ministry” in Gaza vowed on Thursday night that it would take action against those responsible for the rocket fire on central Israel, Channel 13 News reports. "The rocket fire was carried out without the consent of the Palestinian factions. The security forces in the Gaza Strip will take measures against those who violated the national consensus," said the ministry, according to the report. Two rockets were fired earlier on Thursday towards the Gush Dan region in central Israel, setting off air raid sirens in the area, including in Tel Aviv. Sources in Gaza confirmed that the rockets...
  • Rocket attack on central Israel

    03/14/2019 3:32:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/3/19 | Gary Willig
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RpqxJnYkWo A series of red alert sirens sounded Thursday evening in the Gush Dan region in central Israel. In addition, an explosion was reported in the city of Or Yehudah near Tel Aviv. The IDF confirmed that two rockets were fired at Gush Dan. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. The remains of a rocket fell in northern Tel Aviv. .....
  • Democratic Donors Charged in College Admissions Scam

    03/14/2019 3:14:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/13/19 | Mikhael Smits
    Several Democratic donors were among those charged Tuesday in a federal crackdown on a nationwide fraudulent college admissions conspiracy. Most of the press reaction Tuesday centered on Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, two prominent Hollywood stars charged in the sting. Huffman, when not acting, is a generous donor to Democratic candidates. Huffman has donated thousands of dollars since 2016 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), according to the Federal Election Commission's site. Prior to that, she donated frequently to President Barack Obama's election efforts. She is far from the only Democratic donor on the list, some of whom have also...
  • Harris slams Pence for saying he won't have meetings alone with women

    03/14/2019 2:43:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2019 | Owen Daugherty
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Thursday slammed Vice President Pence for having said he would not dine alone with women, calling it “outrageous.” In a brief interview with MSNBC, the 2020 presidential candidate was asked what she thought about Pence. “I disagree with him when he suggests it’s not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself,” she said. “I think that’s ridiculous — the idea that you would deny a professional woman the opportunity to have a meeting with the vice president of the United States is outrageous.” Harris was referring to comments Pence made to The Hill...
  • US affirms plan for 6 nuclear plants in India

    03/14/2019 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Indica News ^ | March 14, 2019 | IANS
    IANS -- The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their commitment to strengthening security and civil nuclear cooperation during the 9th India-US Strategic Security Dialogue. A joint statement issued on Wednesday after the dialogue, where the Indian side was headed by Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale, said that Washington "reaffirmed its strong support of India's early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group". "They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India," it added....
  • Get Your Popcorn:Judicial Watch to Interview Susan Rice,Slew of Other Obama Officials Under Oath

    03/14/2019 2:38:05 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/14/19 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch is set to interview former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes about Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's illegal email server. They've been given the green light by a federal court to do so. Here's what they're looking for: -Whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system; -Whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith; and -Whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request. Other...
  • U.K. Lawmaker Calls For All Knives To Be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

    03/14/2019 2:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2019
    Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems. In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”. Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing. Responses...