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  • Donald Trump Told Hungary’s Authoritarian Leader Orbán, ‘It’s Like We’re Twins,’

    05/15/2019 2:48:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2019 | Cristina Maza
    President Donald Trump enjoyed his meeting with Hungary's authoritarian prime minister so much that he likened the Hungarian leader to a twin brother, according to the country’s media reports. As their meeting at the White House came to a close on Monday, President Trump turned to Viktor Orbán and said, “It’s like we’re twins,” U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein told the Hungarian news outlet 444.hu. During a public press conference that same day, Trump expressed a similar sentiment: “Viktor Orbán has done a tremendous job in so many different ways. He’s highly respected, respected all over Europe. Probably like...
  • If Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders really cared about everyday Americans they would do THIS

    05/15/2019 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | Gregory Angelo
    It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the infamous socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a new policy that’s aimed at targeting Wall Street. However, the only thing their deceptively titled Loan Shark Prevention Act will do is hurt the pocketbooks of common Americans. The Act would cap all interest rates on consumer loans at 15 percent, effectively eliminating credit line options for millions of Americans. Credit lenders often times extend credit with higher interest rates as a precaution if the potential borrower has bad credit as a way to mitigate risk. For example,...
  • Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage, appears to target China

    05/15/2019 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey
    Amid a deepening trade war with China, President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect U.S. communications networks in a move that gives the federal government broad powers to bar American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei. Trump declared the emergency in the form of an executive order that says foreign adversaries are exploiting vulnerabilities in U.S. telecommunications technology and services. It points to economic and industrial espionage as areas of particular concern. “The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America...
  • Denver does the right thing – City says NO to homeless camping initiative

    05/15/2019 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | Tomi Lahren
    Denver, Colorado residents might be as high as the Rocky Mountains but at least they have enough sense to overwhelmingly REJECT homeless encampments in public spaces! It’s time for “First Thoughts.” Denver’s initiative 300 – which was sneakily and misleadingly deemed the “Right to Survive” measure – was rejected by a wide margin last week! The measure would have reversed the mile-high cities' 7-year ban on “urban camping” – AKA pitching tents, creating blanket shelters, or sleeping in cars in public spaces. If you live in California, you know what “urban camping” looks like all too well. Proponents of this...
  • Obama’s intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper claim they told James Comey NOT to use ...

    05/15/2019 2:13:06 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 194 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2019 | Geoff Earle
    Obama’s intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper claim they told James Comey NOT to use the golden showers dossier to get eavesdropping warrant on Trump campaign aide High-level former aides are squaring off on who pushed to include the unverified dossier in a surveillance warrant application Emails refer to the dossier as 'crown material' Former CIA official says former CIA Director John Brennan and former NSA chief James Clapper argued against Official said former FBI Director James Comey pushed for it Comey briefed Trump on the contents of the dossier and its salacious unverified claims about his alleged conduct in Moscow...
  • Four groups of traditional Democrat supporters that should walk away

    05/15/2019 2:00:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | Helen Raleigh
    As the Democratic Party continues lurching to the far left, there are at least four groups of traditional Democrat supporters who should do some soul searching and ask themselves whether today's Democratic Party and candidates still deserve their votes, given the rhetoric they are hearing and the direction the party is going. First, African Americans. We all know that the Democratic Party has been counting on African Americans' steadfast support for several decades now. But, what have African Americans gotten in return? On the education front, the Democrats have consistently sold out young black children to teachers unions by restricting...
  • Prayer request for my Surgery May 23, 2019

    05/15/2019 2:00:20 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 91 replies
    5/15/2019 | Tnoldman
    I am requesting Prayers from my FReeper Friends. I am 84 YO and experienced a 10 minute Verbal Lapse on Good Friday. Diagnosed as a 75 % blockage in Left Carotid Artery bifircation. Right at 30%. Physically Normal but Anxious! Surgery will be 1 PM May 23.
  • Nadler: We’re Probably Not Gonna Impeach Trump, But ...

    05/15/2019 1:53:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Does this mean that Jerrold Nadler has decided not to take the bait? CNBC’s John Harwood asked the House Judiciary chair whether Donald Trump wants to “goad Congress into impeachment,” or whether the president’s just too impulsive to strategize to that extent. Nadler doesn’t quite take Harwood’s bait either, but says that the House is not likely to test the theory: John Harwood: What do you think he is doing now? There are some people who believe that Trump is trying to goad the Congress into impeaching him because he thinks he will get a political benefit from that....
  • Michael Avenatti hires lawyer to defend him in federal fraud case

    05/15/2019 1:51:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Lee Ross
    A day after a federal judge rejected Michael Avenatti's request to be represented by a public defender, the embattled attorney announced Wednesday that he had hired his own private counsel for his trial on charges that he defrauded clients, a bank and the federal government. Avenatti appeared for a short hearing in Santa Ana, Calif., federal court alongside Dean Steward, whom Avenatti called an “incredibly well qualified” lawyer. On Tuesday, Avenatti filed paperwork asking to formally establish an attorney-client relationship with the federal public defender's office. That request was denied without explanation by U.S. District Judge James V. Selna. The...
  • More New Border Wall Construction Angers The Usual Suspects

    05/15/2019 1:51:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The government is getting started on another 100 miles of new border wall/barrier construction, primarily in Arizona and California this month. It’s mostly being funded through the Department of Defense budget since the Democrats in the House still don’t care to discuss the matter. A couple of these stretches of the border are going through some areas that have liberals even more upset than usual. These include a national monument and a wildlife refuge. (Associated Press) The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a...
  • What Happened To 'Abolish ICE'? The Same Thing That’s Happening To The Green New Deal

    05/15/2019 1:48:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | John Sexton
    There are a couple of stories out today that sketch out a coming battle within the Democratic Party between the far left, led by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the more moderate left exemplified by Joe Biden. As Buzzfeed reports today, Democratic candidates were quick to jump onboard when Ocasio-Cortez suggested a push to “Abolish ICE” but a few months later almost no one in the field wants to talk about it: The push to abolish ICE surged onto the national stage after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her primary — in part by hammering her incumbent opponent for voting...
  • Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime

    05/15/2019 1:08:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    During the first two months of President Bolsonaro's term, the Brazilian murder rate fell by 25%.  From riotimesonline.com: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1’s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District. Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil on 28 October 2018. President Bolsonaro has been adamant about reforming Brazil's extreme gun laws, to allow more Brazilians to defend themselves. Did President Bolsonaro's reform...
  • Dallas police raid Catholic diocese properties in investigation of alleged sex abuse by clergy

    05/15/2019 1:07:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/15/2019 | By Ray Sanchez and Rosa Flores, CNN
    Dallas police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and other properties Wednesday as part of the church's widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said. Maj. Max Geron of the special investigations division said the raids are related to five new allegations of sexual abuse that emerged after police issued an arrest warrant for a priest named Edmundo Paredes, who was previously assigned to St. Cecilia's Parish in Dallas. Dallas authorities said they consider Paredes a fugitive. The parish was one of the locations searched Wednesday, along with the diocese headquarters and a storage facility, Geron...
  • Back to the gold standard?

    05/15/2019 1:05:16 PM PDT · by skimbell · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-19 | Nathan Williamson
    ...nearly two centuries of American adherence to the gold standard created both a stable currency and one of the wealthiest nations in history. He further noted shortly after Congressman Mooney first introduced the gold standard bill in 2018 that "[t]he dollar's value has declined to one-thirtieth of what it was in 1970, compared to gold...
  • Barr Trolls Pelosi at the Capitol: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

    05/15/2019 12:58:52 PM PDT · by tje · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 15, 2019 | David Rutz
    Attorney General William Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) if she brought "handcuffs" for him Wednesday at the Capitol, following her accusing him of lying to Congress earlier this month. According to multiple reporters, Barr approached Pelosi following the National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington, shook her hand, and asked, "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?" Pelosi smiled and said the House Sergeant at Arms was present if an arrest was necessary, to which Barr laughed and walked away.
  • Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

    05/15/2019 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dismissed speculation that she would be a sought-after running mate to balance out a presidential ticket, instead calling current Democratic front-runner Joe Biden a great potential vice presidential nominee for her. “I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president he’s proven that he knows how to do the job,” Harris said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Harris is often touted as a great potential running mate to add diversity to a Democratic ticket should she fall short in pursuing the presidential nomination herself.
  • NM Governor Who Left Border Open — Sees Illegals Flood Across Border, Then Buses Them to Denver

    05/15/2019 12:50:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 201 | Jim Hof
    NM Governor Who Left Border Open over Trump’s “Charade of Fear-Mongering” — Sees Illegals Flood Across Border, Then Buses Them to Denver.. ( Full title).. ... New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham withdrew 118 National Guard troops from New Mexico’s southern boundary with Mexico. ... Now the New Mexico border is being overrun by the drug cartels following the governor’s brilliant plan to remove troops from its southern border. ... The flood of illegals is too much for New Mexico to handle so now the liberal Democrat governor is busing the illegals to Denver. ... The New Mexico governor’s office...
  • Virginia agrees to let Arlington rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    05/15/2019 12:48:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Patricia Sullivan
    Almost 100 years after Confederate sympathizers named a major Virginia road after the president of their lost cause, Arlington County won approval from a state transportation board to rename Jefferson Davis Highway. The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow Arlington to change the name of the road — commonly known as Route 1 — to Richmond Highway by Oct. 1, after lobbying by the county, legislators, business and residential groups, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D). “What we just heard, through the unanimous vote and the words of the governor, is it’s past time,” said Christian Dorsey (D),...
  • Build it: DHS clears two more regulatory hurdles to border wall construction with new waivers

    05/15/2019 12:39:19 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Trump administration is working diligently to clear regulatory hurdles in a bid to hasten the construction of the president’s requested border wall. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a pair of waivers so as to expedite wall construction at two locations — one in California and another in Arizona. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson and El Centro Sectors in Arizona and California, respectively,” the department said in a press release.
  • Barr teases Pelosi, asks if she brought her handcuffs on sidelines of DC event

    05/15/2019 12:30:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-15-2019 | Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman
    Bill Barr did not mince words about his brawl with House Democrats when he ran into Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday on the sidelines of a Capitol Hill event. According to a source close to the attorney general, Barr approached her in a holding tent after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and asked whether she had brought her handcuffs.