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  • School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

    06/19/2018 4:19:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christopher Carbone
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School.
  • Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

    06/19/2018 4:06:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/2014 | Elise Foley
    WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post. The reports were sent by ICE in April to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, as required by law. ICE confirmed the authenticity of the two reports, which lay out 72,410 removals of immigrants who said they had one or more U.S.-born children in 2013. The reports show that even parents of U.S. citizens are among the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants being...
  • The Folly of Multiculturalism

    06/19/2018 4:01:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 19 June 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exactly how beneficial to a society is multiculturalism, this word that is so celebrated in the West? First one must first define the word: It is “the view that cultures, races, and ethnicities, particularly those of minority groups, deserve special acknowledgement of their differences within a dominant political culture.” Note the immediate inaccuracies within this standard definition. “Races,” which indicate a people’s innate physical makeup, are conflated with “cultures” -- which are neither innate nor physical, but learned and metaphysical. This mix-up explains why for many in the West, the word “culture” often conjures at most physical, surface differences --...
  • Flake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Won’t Say Why

    06/19/2018 3:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Ruger and Niels Lesniewski
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flake’s hold throws a cog in what has been the Senate GOP’s smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine. “Oh, it’s just something I’m working out,” Flake said Tuesday, without offering any more details. The typically media-friendly...
  • General Electric gets booted from the Dow

    06/19/2018 3:50:31 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 18 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 19 June 2018 | Matt Egan
    For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be replaced in the 30-stock index by Walgreens Boots Alliance. GE (GE) was an original member of the Dow in 1896 and has been in it continuously since November 7, 1907. Being ousted from the Dow is the latest indignity for GE, which is dealing with a serious cash crisis caused by years of bad deals. GE has replaced its CEO,...
  • North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

    06/19/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over the remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. One official said “a sizable number” of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
  • Administration to fund contractor Southwest Key with $458 million for migrant kids

    06/19/2018 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 06/19/2018 | Nicole Hensley
    Texas nonprofit Southwest Key Programs has snagged a half billion grant from the Trump administration to care for children detained crossing the U.S. border, according to a report Tuesday. The $458 million grant to care for migrant children covers the rest of 2018, Bloomberg News reported. The federal contractor is vying for a new shelter in downtown Houston as the government struggles to house thousands of children detained at the border, including at least 2,000 separated from their families.
  • GE booted from the Dow, to be replaced by Walgreens

    06/19/2018 3:24:17 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/19/18 | By Angelica LaVito
    * Industrial giant General Electric is out of the Dow Jones industrial average and will be replaced by drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance. * GE was one of the original components of the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 stocks in 1896.
  • US no longer funding UN Human Rights Council or Comissioner

    06/19/2018 3:23:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show | 19 June 2018
    Just heard John Bolton on Mark Levin show !!!
  • Senators Ernst and King Seek to Withdraw Tax-Exempt Status from Professional Sports Leagues

    06/19/2018 3:18:22 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    PRO Sports Act would give $100 million back to taxpayers WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Properly Reducing Overexemptions for Sports (PRO Sports) Act, to strip multi-million dollar professional sports leagues of their tax-exempt status, saving roughly $100 million in taxpayer dollars over 10 years. “Professional sports leagues – which are raking in millions of dollars from television rights and membership dues – shouldn’t also be scoring a hole-in-one with their taxes,” said Senator Ernst. “The PRO Sports Act amends the tax code to revoke this unnecessary exemption, saving approximately...
  • We’ll be cleaning up Trump’s mess for generations

    06/19/2018 3:00:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 72 replies
    anchorage daily news ^ | June 19, 2018 | Catherine Rampell
    President Trump’s generational warfare continues, as he repeatedly prioritizes cheap political wins today over the massive costs they will impose tomorrow. Consider, first and foremost, all the ways he’s trashing the planet... Or think about Trump’s unfunded tax cut, which, at its core, is a huge intergenerational transfer of wealth toward the old and away from the young... Other regulatory changes cheat the young to profit their elders. Amid the flurry of Trump tweets and porn-star scandals, many of those changes have received scant attention... With virtually no coverage, for instance, Trump’s Education Department announced on Friday it would once...
  • George Takei: At least during my internment, I was not taken from my parents

    06/19/2018 2:58:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Actor George Takei argued that "in one core, horrifying way," the family separations occurring at the United States' southern border are "worse" than the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. "At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents," he wrote in an op-ed for Foreign Policy magazine that was published Tuesday. Takei, an American citizen of Japanese ancestry who was detained with his family at camps in Arkansas and California, wrote that there was a "hideous irony" in the comparison. "At least during the internment, my parents were...
  • Starbucks to close 150 locations in 2019

    06/19/2018 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Daniel Uria
    June 19 (UPI) -- Starbucks announced Tuesday it plans to close 150 underperforming stores in the 2019 fiscal year. The company will triple its traditional annual average of closing about 50 stores as part of a streamlining effort including rapidly optimizing its U.S. store portfolio. "While certain demand headwinds are transitory, and some of our cost increases are appropriate investments for the future, our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable," Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson said. In July 2017, Starbucks closed all 379 Teavana locations after the tea shop showed...
  • Ann Coulter: Google ‘Internet,’ Media!

    06/19/2018 2:46:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | Ann Coulter
    Journalists know absolutely nothing about immigration and refuse to learn, so when I cited the fraudulent “humanitarian” cases on TV Sunday night, I footnoted myself live on air, citing a New Yorker article as well as my book, Adios, America, which has nearly 100 pages of footnotes. That should make it easy for even the stupidest reporters. You haven’t met The Hill’s Jacqueline Thomsen! She was at a loss. The New Yorker? What’s that? Jacqueline thought and thought and thought, until her head hurt! Finally, she decided, as she wrote in The Hill, “It’s unclear what New Yorker article Coulter...
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead...

    06/19/2018 2:26:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Katherine Lam | Fox News
    FULL TITLE. Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead, cover him with white sheet A teenage boy in Chicago died nearly a day after he was reportedly shot in the head at a party, then presumed dead and covered with a white sheet for at least an hour until bystanders saw the 17-year-old move and began shouting at paramedics to help him. Erin Carey suffered a “catastrophic” wound after gunfire broke out at a party in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood just before 5 a.m. Monday. Carey was among six people shot that night, FOX32 Chicago reported. "He...
  • Exclusive: US officials likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant kids

    06/19/2018 2:22:17 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 19, 2018 | Franco Ordoñez
    The Trump administration has likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children, thousands more than lawmakers were alerted to last month, according to a McClatchy review of federal data... “There is a lot more,” said a field specialist who worked in the Office of Refugee Resettlement until earlier this year and was tasked with reaching out to sponsors and children to check on their well-being. “You can bet that the numbers are higher. It doesn’t really give you a real picture.” The new estimate comes as backlash widens over President Donald Trump's' decision to separate parents and children. Advocates...
  • Sarah Sanders Hits Back at Laura Bush Over Criticism of Border Policy

    06/19/2018 2:21:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | John Nolte
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders fired both barrels at former first lady Laura Bush during Monday’s White House press briefing. Sanders was asked about an op-ed Bush wrote for the far-left Washington Post, where she compared the necessary and moral separation of migrant children from their illegal alien parents to the Japanese American internment camps built by Democrat president and icon Franklin Roosevelt. Sanders held nothing back in pointing out Bush’s hypocrisy. And, frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration,” she added. “We’re not the one’s responsible for creating this...
  • The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol bash Trump on child migrants(T)

    06/19/2018 2:15:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    FULL TITLE:The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol crawls out of the woodwork to bash Trump on child migrants It's also been announced that these stories are working, causing President Trump's poll numbers to fall. Some call it "Trump's Katrina" and never mind that voters elected him because they just want illegal immigration to stop. So what has this media-driven perception of "not winning" brought us now? Every committed Trump hater and skeevy NeverTrump is crawling out of the woodwork to pile on. Say a few sentences about how terrible it is to separate children from immigration lawbreakers, and...
  • ‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals

    06/19/2018 2:14:17 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Review the Clinton email scandal, the Steele dossier, the insertion of at least one FBI informant into the Trump campaign, the misleading of the FISA court by FBI and DOJ officials intent on monitoring U.S. citizens, and, now, the inspector general’s report. There emerges a common denominator: the surety by all involved that Hillary Clinton would be president, and the need to prepare for that fact. . . . Why would a seasoned careerist like Andrew McCabe allow his spouse to receive nearly $700,000 in campaign donations from Clinton-affiliated organizations, only later to become a chief investigator of the Clinton...