Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $82,905
94%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 94%!! Less than $5.1k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Forum: News/Activism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump says military to build border wall if Congress refuses... (Drudgereport title)

    12/11/2018 9:18:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 1 replies
    AP News ^ | Today | MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY
    Title at original website: Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. (Please see link for full article.)
  • ‘Macron the LAB MOUSE!’ Salvini MOCKS French president over Paris riots

    12/11/2018 8:19:04 PM PST · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    Express ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | ROMINA MCGUINNESS
    ITALY’S Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of keeping the power from the people and in the hands of the elite, less than 24 hours after he said the young centrist was to blame for the “yellow vest” protests that have unnerved Paris. The young centrist is struggling to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked his administration to its core, and forced him to scrap a planned carbon tax and up salaries. Mr Salvini, head of the far-right League party, has repeatedly locked horns with Mr Macron over immigration policy, and has...
  • Gilets jaunes protests continue despite Macron concessions

    12/11/2018 7:33:48 PM PST · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    the guardian ^ | Angelique Chrisafis
    Protests and road barricades at roundabouts and toll-booths across France have continued, as many gilets jaunes demonstrators said concessions made by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, were not enough to calm their anger and sense of social injustice. Anti-government demonstrators have called for further demonstrations in Paris on Saturday, after four weekends of protests saw rioting in the French capital and other cities and plunged France’s centrist president into his worst crisis in office. Macron gave a prerecorded televised speech on Monday watched by more than 23 million people in which he announced major steps to address concerns that people...
  • 8 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely to Change.

    12/11/2018 7:32:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    They make beds in inns across the country. They pick oranges in Florida, strawberries in California and vegetables in Ohio. And they have built new subdivisions in Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte. For years, policymakers have talked about shutting off the influx of undocumented workers. But the economy has grown to rely on them. Ending illegal immigration, say many of those who have studied the issue, could mean that American workers would lose their jobs, companies would close and the economy would contract.
  • Exclusive: Trump says he is looking at 10 or 12 candidates for chief of staff job

    12/11/2018 7:32:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    R ^ | December 11, 2018 | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    "I have at least 10, 12 - 12 people that want it badly. I'm making a decision. Great people," he said. "I could do it immediately. I'm in no rush. A lot of people want it." Trump said one candidate, North Carolina Republican Representative Mark Meadows, "is a great guy," as is former campaign adviser Dave Bossie, who is also on the list - "friend of mine." But he gave no indication who he was leaning toward. "Everybody wants it. Who doesn't want to be one of the top few people in Washington, D.C.," Trump said, gesturing to the three...
  • Disgrace: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Gold Star Father John Kelly as a Coward

    12/11/2018 7:11:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Woke 29-year-old Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday. Why? She wants him to apologize to Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson for supposedly "lying" about her to reporters. John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her. He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength - it’s cowardice. https://t.co/BA40Hgofvk— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018 "Cowardice." Quite a big word to use against a four-star Marine Corps general whose son was killed in Afghanistan.Wilson's spat with Kelly came last...
  • Trump rolls back wetlands protections What it means for California farmers, developers

    12/11/2018 7:07:50 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 11, 2018 | Dale Kasler Kate Irby
    It all started when California farmer John Duarte plowed a wheat field in Tehama County, about two hours north of Sacramento, and wound up paying a $1.1 million fine to the federal government for his efforts.
  • The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay

    12/11/2018 7:02:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12-11-18 | Chad Felix Greene
    “Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice. The idea was that if we could appeal to others’ sense of compassion for our social plight, perhaps they could understand the effects of their intolerance. I often fantasized about breaking through the walls of...
  • Bomb threat forces evacuation of at least 1 Facebook building in Menlo Park

    12/11/2018 6:55:48 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc7 ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | abc7
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in Menlo Park are responding to a bomb threat that has forced the evacuation of at least one building on the Facebook campus this evening. Police are asking people to avoid the 200 block of Jefferson Drive while they investigate the threat. A tip was received from Crime Stopper units in New York City regarding the threat. The units received an anonymous phone call regarding the threat, but did not have details on the call. No further details were immediately available.
  • CNN Conjures Up a Trump Number Under 30%

    12/11/2018 6:39:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Rasmussen has come out with Trump approval numbers at 49%. But I want to play you an audio sound bite, and it is No. 5. Yesterday I made the point that what the media has to do… In order to actually allow other authorities to impeach Trump or to get rid of him, they’ve got to drive his approval numbers down to the thirties. They have to do that, like they did George W. Bush, like they did Nixon. They have to do this. They have to somehow get those numbers down so that it is apparent Trump...
  • Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

    12/11/2018 6:13:58 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/11/18 | David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth, Glenn Thrush and Alan Rappeport
    The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected passport information or other personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that hacked health insurers, other hotels and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the preliminary results of the investigation. The hackers are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security. The discovery comes as the Trump administration plans a series of actions targeting China’s trade, cyber and economic policies. The Justice Department is preparing to announce new indictments against Chinese hackers working...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Sandwich Cookie Personality Test - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    12/11/2018 6:00:31 PM PST · by LUV W · 56 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole wide world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Cookie Experts
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... Sandwich Cookie Personality Test Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun!Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • Pope Francis Enacting Change to Lord’s Prayer: ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’

    12/11/2018 5:56:43 PM PST · by HotKat · 57 replies
    CBN News Faithwire ^ | 12/11/18 | Tre Goins-Phillips
    The Vatican — under the direction of Pope Francis — will soon change the verbiage in the Lord’s Prayer to clarify God does not, in fact, tempt people. The pope has taken issue with the phrase, “Lead us not into temptation,” one stanza of the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13.
  • Dems Expected Surrender — But This President Keeps His Promises

    12/11/2018 5:52:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I think Pelosi and Schumer were walking in there expecting Trump’s surrender. You gotta examine their frame of mind, and I’m an expert in that. I’m an expert in the liberal frame of mind. I’m an expert in how liberals act and think. I’m an expert in their psychology, and I don’t have to treat a single one of them to be this expert. I have studied them more than they have studied themselves. They think they won the government back when they won the House in the midterm elections. They think they won the power to get rid...
  • 2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

    12/11/2018 5:50:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th December 2018 | Sean Coughlan
    This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track school shootings - and has since recorded 23 incidents where there were deaths or injuries. With many parts of the US having about 180 school days per year, it means, on average, a shooting once every eight school days. Another database recording school shootings says 2018 has had the highest...
  • Over 30 cities oppose Trump proposal on immigration benefits

    12/11/2018 5:49:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of 32 cities led by New York and Chicago have come out in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would link welfare and immigration benefits. In the multi-city comment, representatives argued that the proposed rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) violates the Administrative Procedure Act, among other federal laws. “We’re standing with New York and other cities in this comment letter because we believe this rule change is not only cruel, but illegal,” said District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine. The dozens of cities joined advocacy groups in filing public comments against the USCIS...
  • Wreckage of US Revolutionary Warship Bonhomme Richard Found

    12/11/2018 5:39:53 PM PST · by Zirondelle76 · 30 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | December 11, 2018 | David Behrens
    He is as familiar to American maritime students as Admiral Lord Nelson is to ours – not least for having uttered the immortal words, “Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight” as his ship sank off the Yorkshire coast. But while John Paul Jones went down in history as the father of the US Navy, the final secret of the stricken Bonhomme Richard is only now beginning to emerge from its watery grave.
  • US returns 3 disputed bells taken from Philippines in 1901

    12/11/2018 5:31:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines – For over a century, the Bells of Balangiga have not rung in the Philippines, a silence that the president last year called "painful." Now, the revered bells will once again be heard in the country. Hundreds of Filipino villagers in 1901, armed with bolos and disguised as women, used one of Balangiga town's church bells to signal the start of a massive attack that wrought one of the bloodiest single-battle losses of American occupation forces in the Philippines. The U.S. Army brutally retaliated, reportedly killing thousands of villagers, as the Philippine-American War raged. After the violence, the...
  • How the Media Covers for Steph Curry

    12/11/2018 5:24:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to give you a lesson in how the media protects and shields their chosen members, how they go out of their way to protect Democrats who may say or do things that are just flat-out weird and dumb. The example here is Steph Curry, the NBA star for the Golden State Warriors, and we start with an audio sound bite. This is yesterday on Winging It with Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. It’s a podcast, and Steph Curry is the guest. He’s the Golden State Warriors point guard, and during the Q&A here are Steph Curry,...
  • Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy

    12/11/2018 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court to block a nationwide ban on the administration's new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month. In a November news conference days before the midterm elections, Trump had vowed to turn away all asylum seekers who attempt to cross the border illegally instead of properly presenting themselves at ports of entry. The president, who has long said the asylum process is rife with fraud, said the emergency policy was necessary as the leading Central American migrant caravan approached the U.S. border...