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  • Women’s March Launches Petition To Ban Trump From Twitter And Facebook

    04/15/2019 10:40:55 AM PDT · by gattaca · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Sharia Sarsour at work. There is no law but sharia law, no one and nothing is above it. Not the president, not anyone. They mean to force anyone and everyone to submit, using skin color to club the American people, whom they assume are dummies, into submission. If they get what their wish and silence the President, they will unleash a force that will blow them all away. They are loudly and repeatedly clamining that Trump incited violence against Ilhan Omar — he didn’t — in an attempt to silence not only the President, but everyone who dissents from their...
  • Marine accused of killing fellow Marine at S.C. base

    04/15/2019 10:39:44 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 April 2019 | Brian Niemietz
    A Marine stationed at a South Carolina base was shot dead by another Marine, officials say. The victim has been identified as Tyler Wallington of Standish, Maine. The 21-year-old was an aircraft ordnance technician with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) and was stationed in Beaufort, S.C. The suspect — 21-year-old Cpl. Spencer T. Daily — was also an aircraft ordnance technician with the training squadron.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire

    04/15/2019 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 750 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 APRIL 2019 | David Chazan, Paris James Rothwell
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to renovation works being carried out at the cathedral. It comes after France's Saint Sulpice church , used in the filming of Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ thriller, caught fire...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump announces illegal immigrants WILL be bussed to sanctuary cities..

    04/15/2019 10:31:11 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 225 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 15, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    BREAKING NEWS: Trump announces illegal immigrants WILL be bussed to sanctuary cities and states in move designed to outrage Democrats President Trump called on Congress to return to Washington D.C. to 'fix the immigration laws' as he struggles to full fill his key campaign promise 'Congress should come back to D.C. now and FIX THE IMMIGRATION LAWS!,' he tweeted on Monday morning Trump made building a border wall and stemming the tide of illegal immigrants a key promise of his 2016 campaign The administration has moved to shift the blame to Democrats The White House is also considering alternative ideas...
  • APNewsBreak: Trump building up a campaign cash advantage

    04/15/2019 10:25:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4/15 | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press. The haul brings the campaign's cash on hand to $40.8 million, an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign
  • Notre Dame cathedral on fire

    04/15/2019 10:24:59 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 70 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/15/2019 | David Chazan
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
  • Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused Of Assaulting Conway

    04/15/2019 10:23:55 AM PDT · by workerbee · 31 replies
    WMAL ^ | 4/15/19
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. A trial for Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was scheduled to start Monday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland. Instead, a county prosecutor asked a judge to dismiss the charges. Police had charged Inabinett last November with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Conway told police she was attending a birthday party with her teenage daughter at a Mexican restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last October...
  • Notre Dame on fire in Paris

    04/15/2019 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | April 15, 2019
    A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say.
  • The Insidious Tax Many Americans Have No Idea They’ve Been Paying

    04/15/2019 10:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | April 15, 2019 | Ross Marchant
    For American families, Tax Day is more than just a paperwork nightmare, it’s also a day when they look back to consider how their budget has been stretched by taxes and to consider where all that money has gone. This year, there is an insidious tax that many Americans have no idea they’ve been paying. That’s mostly because instead of being referred to as a tax, it’s been cloaked in the jargon of international trade. This tax is a tariff, and over the last 10 months Americans have been paying tariffs in record numbers as a part of a multi-front trade...
  • Gas prices continue to rise in L.A. County, surpassing $4 per gallon

    04/15/2019 10:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Mary Stringini
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Sunday to $4.065 -- its highest amount since July 31, 2015. The average price has risen 35 consecutive days, increasing 70.6 cents, including 2.7 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.9 cents more than one week ago, 69.6 cents higher than one month ago and 46.6 cents greater than one year ago. The Orange County average price rose 1 cent to $4.032, one day after rising 2.5 cents to surpass the $4-a-gallon mark for the first time since...
  • What the Left Doesn't Want You to Know About Trump's Tax Cuts

    04/15/2019 10:10:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/15/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    This Tax Day, most Americans will end up paying less to the federal government, but many of them are convinced they're actually paying more. Liberals have leveraged their power in the media to pull off an impressive and terrifying misinformation campaign, and even The New York Times had to admit it. The benefits of the Trump tax cuts have been powerful and broad. A whopping 82 percent of middle-class Americans saw a tax cut last year, with an average savings of more than $1,260. A full 90 percent of workers saw an increase in pay after the IRS adjusted withholding...
  • Letters from Joe Biden reveal how he sought support of segregationists in fight against busing

    04/15/2019 10:05:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jeff Zeleny
    In a series of never-before-published letters from Biden, which were reviewed by CNN, the strength of his opposition to busing comes into sharper focus, particularly how he followed the lead of -- and sought support from -- some of the Senate's most fervent segregationists. "My bill strikes at the heart of the injustice of court-ordered busing. It prohibits the federal courts from disrupting our educational system in the name of the constitution where there is no evidence that the governmental officials intended to discriminate," Biden wrote to fellow senators on March 25, 1977. "I believe there is a growing sentiment in the Congress to curb...
  • 2000 Winning Essay by Peter Buttigieg

    04/15/2019 10:03:42 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Bernie Sanders By Peter Buttigieg St. Joseph’s High School South Bend, Indiana In this new century, there are a daunting number of important issues which are to be confronted if we are to progress as a nation. Each must be addressed thoroughly and energetically. But in order to accomplish the collective goals of our society, we must first address how we deal with issues. We must re-examine the psychological and political climate of American politics. As it stands, our future is at risk due to a troubling tendency towards cynicism among voters and elected officials. The successful resolution of every...
  • Parents with gender dysphoric kids are fighting back

    04/15/2019 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 04.11.19 | by Frances Mallory
    PLEASE EMAIL THIS TO ANY AND ALL INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT. At an undisclosed location somewhere in North America, a small group of parents met for a secret meeting. When they arrived, they were warned not to use their real names or reveal where they were from. Not that they weren’t trusted—they had been thoroughly vetted beforehand—but if real names or hometowns were not known, then no one could inadvertently let them slip. The location of the meeting was also a concern. Three or four locations had already been considered, then eliminated, because the venue needed to know the purpose...
  • What the SNC board may have known about the firm's dealings in Libya — like the safe with $10M cash

    04/15/2019 9:56:30 AM PDT · by jerod · 10 replies
    CBC news ^ | Apr 15, 2019 | Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan, Jonathan Montpetit
    There's no question that millions of dollars in bribes were paid to the Gadhafi regime in Libya to win lucrative contracts for SNC-Lavalin. The former head of the company's global construction arm admitted to bribery, corruption and money laundering in 2014. He pleaded guilty in a Swiss court. But the Quebec-based engineering firm has long insisted that Riadh Ben Aďssa was acting alone and in secret. "The Libyan bribes were disguised by Riadh Ben Aďssa as part of normal project costs," former board chair Gwyn Morgan told CBC News in a recent email. "There was simply no means for board...
  • Charges: Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda Planned To ‘Kill An Adult’ Before Throwing Boy Over Balcony At MOA

    04/15/2019 9:50:25 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 45 replies
    wcco ^ | 4/15/19 | wcco/cbs
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 24-year-old Minneapolis man now faces a felony charge accusing him of throwing a 5-year-old boy over a balcony at Mall Of America. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda faces one felony count of attempted premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the incident at MOA Friday. ADVERTISING Related: Child Thrown From MOA Balcony; Suspect Emmanuel Aranda Has Past Convictions Connected To Mall According to the criminal complaint, Aranda went to the mall on Thursday with the intent to kill someone, but that it didn’t “work out”. He allegedly returned the next day, planning to kill an adult, but instead chose...
  • Bernie Sanders Delights Democrats With Plan For Free Healthcare For Illegals

    04/15/2019 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 15, 2019 | Marina Medvin
    Bernie Sanders, that socialist curmudgeon we love to hate, has come up with a new way to smother American prosperity: FREE healthcare for illegal aliens. As has become expected in these neo-socialist times, Democrats were delighted by the proposition of robbing hardworking Americans for the benefit of those who break federal laws. But when Bastard Bernie says FREE, what does that mean? Redistribution of wealth via taxation, of course. Take monies from the rightful owner by force and intimidation and give it to the wrongful owner. What does Bastard Bernie get out of it? Power and control over the unethical transaction. That...
  • Breaking: Mueller Report Thursday…

    04/15/2019 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 04-15-2019 | Kane
    CBS News âś” @CBSNews BREAKING: Justice Department says it will release the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday
  • 'Horrible': Clinton loyalists exploited Obama's FBI to spread Russia conspiracy stories about Trump

    04/15/2019 9:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2019 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Hillary Clinton loyalists fed the FBI’s upper echelon an assortment of anti-Donald Trump criminal accusations during the 2016 campaign and his presidency, according to a string of interview transcripts released in recent weeks. James A. Baker, former FBI general counsel who participated on the receiving end, testified that the situation was “horrible” and “highly unusual.” At least 10 of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters directly or via middlemen told the bureau tales about Russia-Trump conspiracies. It appears to be an unprecedented effort by a presidential campaign and the party in power to count on the FBI to knock out the other party’s...
  • Barr to release Mueller report to Congress and the public Thursday morning

    04/15/2019 9:19:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Attorney General William P. Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, a Justice Department official said Monday. The nearly 400-page report is the most anticipated political report in the last 20 years as both Republicans and Democrats scramble to defend or attack President Trump in the wake of its release. Mr. Barr summarized the special counsel’s findings last month in a four-page letter to Congress. He wrote Mr. Mueller concluded there wasn’t evidence to indicate Mr. Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russia to win the White...