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  • TransCanada prepares to hand Barack Obama a bill for $15B

    06/27/2016 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    During all of that time, TransCanada (the company working to complete the project) was running up some significant bills doing preparatory work, filing reports, paying for armies of lawyers and engineering talent… this was not a low cost, low risk endeavor. And all the while they were being assured that the plan would get a fair hearing and held obvious benefits for both the United States and Canada. Then the plug was unceremoniously pulled. With all of that history as prologue, it may not be surprising that they would now like some of the money which was invested in good...
  • Iran’s Unfriendly Skies

    06/27/2016 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Diane Katz
    With the blessing of the Obama administration, Boeing Co. has negotiated the sale of a fleet of new jets to the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism. The $17.6 billion deal between the aviation giant and the Islamic Republic of Iran was made possible by the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran in January. It is a reckless piece of business that Congress must address. Under terms of the memorandum of agreement, Boeing reportedly will supply 80 planes—including intercontinental jumbo jets—to state-owned Iran Air. The carrier, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury, has been routinely commandeered by the Islamic...
  • Dozens of Leftist Groups Plan RNC Protest Coalition

    06/27/2016 7:50:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The leftist website Fight Back! News is promoting a list of about 40 groups planning to protest at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The “Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC” rally is scheduled for July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention. FightBack reports that the “protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda. Stand against Racist, Anti-immigrant and Anti-Muslim Attacks. We demand Peace, Justice and Equality” and goes on to say:
  • Scott Adams of Dilbert on Trump's Genius (Trump wins general election)

    06/27/2016 7:48:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/2016 | Scott Adams/Michael Strong
    Scott Adams explains why Trump is a political genius
  • Germany and France urge deeper EU 'political union'

    06/27/2016 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Jun 2016 14:37 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The foreign ministers of Germany and France on Monday called for ambitious steps to strengthen the European Union after Britain’s shock vote to leave the bloc. “We will… take further steps toward a political union in Europe, and we invite the other European states to join us in this endeavor,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault wrote in a joint position paper. The top diplomats of the two core EU founding members and biggest economies said that “Germany and France have a responsibility to strengthen solidarity and cohesion within the European Union”. But they also signaled a willingness to accept a...
  • Trump flexes new digital muscle

    06/27/2016 7:43:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | David McCabe
    Donald Trump is beefing up his digital strategy as he enters the general election campaign against Hillary Clinton. The presumptive Republican nominee has rolled out a website highlighting what he says are lies told by Clinton and, for the first time, is emailing fundraising pitches to supporters, one of the key elements of a national campaign. “I think the early signs we’ve seen, from them activating a small dollar online plan coupled with the rollout of the microsite, tells me that the Donald Trump campaign is getting its footing,” said Michael Duncan, a partner at Cavalry, LLC, a political consultancy,...
  • Supreme Court Vacates McDonnell's Corruption Conviction

    06/27/2016 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ExNewsExSpook · 15 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 27 June 2013 | Travis Fain
    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on corruption charges Monday morning. The decision was unanimous, according to SCOTUSblog, which is tracking opinion releases this morning in Washington, D.C. The court overturned a decsion that rose out of the U.S. District Court in Richmond, then was affirmed by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The nut of the government's case against McDonnell, and his wife Maureen, was this: In taking some $177,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams, and then setting meetings Williams sought to gain legitimacy for a controversial dietary supplement, the McDonnells engaged...
  • FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

    06/27/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nafeez Ahmed
    The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions. The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from...
  • Sir Richard Branson calls for 'second look' at EU referendum [Elitist Hates the People]

    06/27/2016 7:35:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sir Richard Branson has called on Parliament to take a second look at the EU referendum. He believes the Leave vote has "opened a Pandora's Box of negative consequences" for Britain, fed on "false promises" by Brexiteers.
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Pope Francis Says You’re NOT Christian if You Support Gun Manufactures

    06/27/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Ammoland Shooting Sports News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Ammoland
    Italy (Ammoland.com) Pope Francis spoke with a group of young people at a rally of thousands at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. Francis started by attacking the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as accusing the allies during World War Two of being complicit in the killing of Jews, Christians and homosexuals. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry, saying. “If you trust only men you have lost,” he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after...
  • Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

    06/27/2016 7:26:07 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 4 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 Jun 2016 at 11:14 | Andrew Orlowski
    A petition to nullify the UK’s EU referendum and hold another appear to be riddled with fraudulent data. Raw data examined reveals that many of the participants come from outside the UK, or use IP addresses outside the UK. ... “The sight of educated men and women trying to overturn a national referendum with an online petition is pathetic beyond belief,” wrote Chris Snowdon of the Institute for Economic Affairs. “Many of the arguments made by the Remain camp were fundamentally anti-democratic; they prefer to have an elite in charge with whom they agree [rather] than have a demos in...
  • Thousands Of British Refugees Make Dangerous Journey Across The Irish Sea

    06/27/2016 7:16:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Waterford Whispers News ^ | 27th June 2016
    THE IRISH coast guard has today issued a nationwide warning for the East Coast as hundreds of thousands of British refugees risk their lives to cross the Irish sea in an attempt to flee the impoverished and unstable nation. Dinghies overflowing with desperate migrants are so far half way through their journey, many with women and children aboard, wishing to make a new start on the Emerald Isle.
  • Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Laws

    06/27/2016 7:10:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 111 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-27-2016 | Staff
    The Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
  • Political Correctness puts Americans in Grave Danger

    06/27/2016 7:09:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Scott S. Powell
    If Americans were shocked by the recent terrorist massacre in Orlando committed by Omar Mateen in the name of ISIS and other Islamist jihadis, they should be even more alarmed by the Obama administration’s response, which once again sought to obfuscate the role of Islamist ideology in motivating that terrorist attack -- the largest on U.S. soil since 9/11 In spite of Islamists having established an unparalleled record of terrorism -- some 20,000 assaults globally in the name of Islam since 9/11 – U.S. law enforcement, intelligence and national armed forces have for many years been operating partially blindfolded with...
  • Leftists violently attack Neo-Nazi idiots peacefully demonstrating in Sacramento

    06/27/2016 7:00:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It is necessary to state at the outset that I despise Neo-Nazis. But that does not mean that I approve of violent attacks on them as they peacefully exercise their rights to free speech. And that seems to have been what happened in Sacramento yesterday, despite media reports that report “violence erupts” and other such passive voice euphemisms that obscure the difference between perpetrator and victim. An important caveat is that I was not there and am relying on both reading between the lines of media reports and on local Sacramento talk radio.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show The Week Of June 27 2016

    06/27/2016 6:59:53 AM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Senator Murphy Reveals “Slippery Slope” Strategy on ABC’s “This Week”

    06/27/2016 6:53:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On ABC This Week, June 19, Senator Chris Murphy revealed what Second Amendment supporters have said was the anti-Second Amendment strategy all along.  Pass incremental infringements on the Second Amendment until nothing is left that means anything.  That is why anti-Second Amendment plotters push so hard on legislation that seems unrelated to the current terrorist atrocity. They use it as an emotional vehicle for other legislation they normally could not pass.  In the interview, ABC’s Jon Karl is questioning Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. From the ABC transcript: KARL: — there’s these proposals. Your proposal would’ve done nothing in...
  • Reporter Interviews 160+ in France’s Largest Refugee Camp; You Won’t Believe What She Found

    06/27/2016 6:43:25 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 14 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Matt Palumbo
    Who thought trying to find a Syrian refugee in a refugee camp would be like finding a needle in a haystack? Rebel Media reporter Lauren Southern visited the Calais Jungle, a large refugee camp generally inhabited by those trying to eventually immigrate illegally to the UK. When the debate over Syrian refugees began in America, our main concern was that terrorists would slip through the cracks. For Europe, they’re finding non-Syrian “refugees” are slipping through. And contrary to the narrative Barack Obama created, that those opposed to refugee resettlement were afraid of “women and children,” there really weren’t many women...
  • Hillary, Huma make ‘surprise’ visit to NYC Pride parade — walk 4 blocks

    06/27/2016 6:37:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Ticking the LGBT box on her weekly campaign checklist, Hillary Clinton made a “surprise” appearance at New York City’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday. With close aide Huma Abedin at her side, Clinton walked with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton. Bill Clinton was nowhere to be found. Multiple videos show the chaotic security scene as Secret Service agents, police and campaign staffers yell and push to keep the perimeter around Clinton moving. (Watch video of Hillary and Huma at link) One chap is looking forward to Bill serving as “first...
  • EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is [tr]

    06/27/2016 6:37:00 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julian Robinson and Associated Press
    EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit Angela Merkel has said the EU needs to stop other countries following Britain out of the door amid market fears that the bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit. The German Chancellor told her conservative party board in a conference call that it was necessary to prevent other European Union members going down the same path as Britain. Merkel is also said to have revealed that international financial markets are concerned the EU is 'no longer governable' in...
  • Judge Jeanine: Brexit is just the beginning

    06/27/2016 6:30:27 AM PDT · by metmom · 11 replies
    You tube video at link. Eight minutes long and she nails it. You have to get past the annoying ad first. Judge Jeanine: Brexit is just the beginning http://video.foxnews.com/v/4992915227001/judge-jeanine-brexit-is-just-the-beginning/?#sp=show-clips
  • The Believer (Were all bigots)

    06/27/2016 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 27, 2016 | By JULIA IOFFE
    Miller’s talent for combining operational zeal with the ability to effectively frame an idea into one devastating laser beam made him a prized Sessions lieutenant in Washington. “When it comes to issues and messaging and policy, there isn’t anybody else that I’ve known that would be as valuable to a presidential campaign as he,” Sessions told me. “Maybe other than Karl Rove.” But Miller also cuts a deeply unsettling figure, even to many in his own party. His nine-year career working for some of the most politically fringe figures on the Hill—he also worked for Michele Bachmann and helped David...
  • Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

    06/27/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever. "Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program called the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of lives might someday depend on this stockpile, which holds all kinds of medical supplies that the officials would need in the wake of a terrorist attack with a chemical,...
  • By All Means, Let’s Vote On These Commonsense Gun Laws For The Children!(semisatire)

    06/27/2016 5:51:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kurt Schlicter
    All of America, by which I mean all of the liberal media gimps in New York and Washington, cooed and quivered in climactic contentment to the House Democrats’ recent civil rights protest in which the House Democrats protested against civil rights. And the Dems were totally sincere about it – perish the thought that it was some kind of tacky performance art designed to fundraise from the aging Aquarians, the Constitution-hating juice box hipsters, and the bitter, unfulfilled, unloved ex-wives who make up the non-welfare drawing bulk of the Democrat Party. No, it was totally for the children. All the...
  • United Way Affiliates Give $3 Million a Year to Planned Parenthood

    06/27/2016 5:50:29 AM PDT · by milton23 · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/2016 | Leah Jessen
    United Way affiliates provide almost $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood, according to a money-tracking website that examines consumer and political causes. 2nd Vote, a conservative, nonprofit watchdog that tracks corporate spending, conducted what it calls “exhaustive” research of United Way affiliates and their giving to Planned Parenthood. “Last year, 2nd Vote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” 2nd Vote spokesman Robert Kuykendall said in a formal statement. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to...
  • How one political news site decided to stand out: By not covering the 2016 race

    06/27/2016 5:48:50 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/2016 | Margaret Sullivan
    Last summer, shortly after the first Republican presidential debate, the editors of the Daily Signal made a decision. Although its digital-only staff of 25 reporters and editors works less than two miles from the White House, they wouldn’t write about the presidential campaign — not at all. Nary a mention of Donald Trump’s pronouncements, despite the readership that he produces. No Corey Lewandowski dust-ups; no Hillary Clinton stopping at Chipotle; no horse race. “We struggled with the decision,” says Robert Bluey, the Signal’s editor in chief. “But we ultimately decided that there was no way our small, ragtag team could...
  • Robichaud: Picking Elizabeth Warren as VP would be kiss of death

    06/27/2016 5:48:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/27/16 | Holly Robichaud
    Someone needs to send an apology to Ohio. I did not vote for Elizabeth Warren, so you cannot blame me for what is about to happen. Today, our Massachusetts nightmare hits the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential ticket. U.S. Sen. Warren will be stumping with Hillary Clinton in the swing state. Will they do a sit-in to demand votes for the ticket? That’s the only way they are going to get support for this already flawed ticket if Warren is chosen for the vice presidential slot. It’s no surprise that Warren is being considered. She has been working hard...
  • Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention

    06/27/2016 5:48:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | June 27, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    A slot at the GOP convention used to be a career-maker — a chance to make your name on the big stage and to catch the eye of the Republican donors and activists who make or break campaigns. In the year of Trump: Not so much. With the convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators, and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it — and everyone else said they either weren’t planning on it, didn’t want to, weren’t going to Cleveland at all,...
  • Obama Sends Shaq O’Neal to Cuba as a Sports Ambassador

    06/27/2016 5:41:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Basketball legend Shaq O’Neal arrives in Cuba today for a four-day visit, sent by [BO] as a special ambassador for the sport, reported dpa news. During his stay the four-time NBA champion will meet young people from the island to promote improved relations between the two countries through sports. The US and Cuba formally resumed
  • Let Convention Choose Principles over “Presumptive” Candidate

    06/27/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    As both parties rapidly approach their respective nominating conventions, it’s clear that both parties are not unified. The Republican Party still has a choice in Cleveland. Will the party choose established Republican principles or their “presumptive” candidate who has the necessary delegates but wants to do this campaign his way? In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continued call for Trump to support conservative principles in the party plank, Donald Trump suggests that the GOP leaders “have to get a lot tougher and be quiet. Just please be quiet, don’t talk…. We have to have our Republicans either stick together...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT, WTIC AM,June 27-July 8,2016

    06/27/2016 5:40:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • One dead after vehicle slams into Boyle Heights taco stand

    06/27/2016 5:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    theeastsiderla.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | unknown
    One person was killed and nine injured after a vehicle crashed into a portable taco stand and parked vehicles tonight in the 300 block of S. Clarence Street, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The crash that was reportedat 9:25 p.m left two persons in critical condition and a third with a minor injury. The other six who were hurt declined to be transported to a hospital, according to LAFD. ABC 7 reports that a Nissan Altima crashed into people in front of the taco stand as well as vehicles near the stand.
  • On Immigration, Biden Wants Bridges Not Walls, Suggests Trump ‘Un-American’

    06/27/2016 5:31:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In my old liberal hometown of Ithaca, NY, back in the days of George W., it seemed you couldn’t drive a block without seeing a “Dissent Is Patriotic” bumper sticker. But the night Barack Obama was elected, one imagined all across town earnest souls in their driveways, scraping those stickers off. And so it is that Joe Biden, the Vice-President of the United States, traveled to Ireland to imply that Donald Trump is ‘un-American.” For good measure, when it comes to illegal immigration, Biden proclaimed a preference for “bridges” over “walls.” Think about that. View the video here.
  • Sebastian Gorka's plan to defeat ISIS – simple but devastating

    06/27/2016 5:22:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Garth Kant
    In his book, Gorka proposes a simple but comprehensive strategy to defeat global jihad. Simple, in that it only has three parts, but comprehensive in that those parts have many details. Those details represent the product of years of study, research and writing on counterterrorism. These are the three parts to Gorka’s strategy to defeat jihad: 1) Identify the enemy 2) Empower allies 3) Delegitimize the ideology of jihad And here are the details: 1) Identify the enemy Name the enemy Gorka has a simple explanation as to why it is so important to identify the enemy and to call...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 62 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a-day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

    06/27/2016 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/16 | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts. Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons. Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a...
  • ‘Let’s not be hasty’: Despite EU push, UK politicians say no need for quick Brexit

    06/27/2016 4:55:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    R.T. News ^ | 06/26/16
    British politicians, including strong advocates of the Leave campaign, say there’s no rush in starting the process to exit the European Union. The people had their say Thursday, voting 52 percent to 48 per cent in favor of parting ways with the EU, giving the British government the green light to begin ‘divorce’ proceedings. However, there is a sense of reluctance on the part of many, including Brexit-backer Boris Johnson, even to consider invoking Article 50 for some time yet. Johnson, who was vocal on what he called the “anti-democratic absurdities of the EU” during the campaign, says there’s no rush...
  • Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum

    06/27/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria,...
  • Democratic Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    06/27/2016 4:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Peter Hasson
    Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the 2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday proudly announced, “The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women’s reproductive rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it.” "The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a...
  • Islam is the problem. (Boris Johnson - likely new leader of Brexit Britain)

    06/27/2016 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    The spectator ^ | 16 July 2005 | BORIS JOHNSON
    We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem....
  • Pound Plummets To New Lows; British Banks Halted After Crashing

    06/27/2016 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | June 27, 2016
    After a modestly stronger open, which saw sterling rebound to just under 1.35, the British currency has taken another sharp leg lower in recent trading tumbling another 3%, to a low of 1.3224 - taking out Friday's post-vote lows when the currency plunged over 8% - and dropping to fresh 31 year lows, as it remains under heavy selling pressure as of this moment.
  • Brexit Hits Fragile Global Economy, Putting Federal Reserve In A Bind

    06/27/2016 4:18:02 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/24/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The unexpected U.K. vote to leave the European Union has predictably set off a flight to safety, sinking global equity markets and Treasury yields, while boosting the value of the dollar. The immediate consequences are the opposite of what the weak global economy... ...the U.K. only accounts for about 2.4% of global GDP... ...Brexit vote will provoke "a crisis of confidence... ...For now, though, uncertainty about the future of Europe and concern about the disruption of trade are likely to weigh on investment and growth. IHS Global Insight, which had been forecasting 1.5% GDP growth in Germany in 2017, now...
  • I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe – and always will be

    06/27/2016 3:53:28 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 JUNE 2016 • 10:00PM | BORIS JOHNSON
    I believe that millions of people who voted Leave were also inspired by the belief that Britain is a great country, and that outside the job-destroying coils of EU bureaucracy we can survive and thrive as never before. I think that they are right in their analysis, and right in their choice. And yet we who agreed with this majority verdict must accept that it was not entirely overwhelming. There were more than 16 million who wanted to remain. They are our neighbours, brothers and sisters who did what they passionately believe was right. In a democracy majorities may decide...
  • Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

    06/27/2016 3:26:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Lisa Lerer
    In December, thirteen of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn't show? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Six months later, there's little distance between two of the most powerful women in the Democratic Party. With the primary season over and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fading from the spotlight, Warren is stepping up to reclaim her role as leader of the party's progressives. She's mobilizing behind Clinton, lending her presidential bid a powerful boost of liberal credibility. In recent weeks, the two women have formed a...
  • Forgotten History: How American Presidents From Washington To Lincoln Agree (Shortened)

    06/27/2016 3:00:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent decades, a revisionist history of American trade policy has developed an almost religious status in Washington D.C. In this context, the candidacy of Donald Trump has been presented as a deviation from America’s historic “free trade” policy when, in fact, America was founded on Alexander Hamilton’s protectionist economic system whose greatest defenders would become Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - June 27, 2016

    06/27/2016 2:57:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Missiles For Terrorists,But No Guns For Americans

    06/27/2016 2:51:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You won’t find many of the Democrats who pulled their phony publicity stunt over gun control backing the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. It was after all their very own administration that chose to sendF-16 fighter jets, not to mention other serious firepower, to the Muslim Brotherhood regime that ruled in Egypt before being overthrown by military intervention and popular protests.
  • Carry on trading, beg German car bosses (Brexit)

    06/27/2016 2:32:06 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:13 GMT, 27 June 2016 | By John Stevens, Europe Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    German manufacturers last night demanded that Britain be allowed to continue trading with the EU without any barriers. The car-making industry said punishing Britain makes no sense – and it called on the German chancellor to give the UK a favourable trade deal. Eurosceptics have repeatedly argued it is not in the EU’s interests to bring in tariffs as the UK imports more from Europe than it exports, and any weakening of the British economy would also have a ripple effect on Europe. Matthias Wissmann, of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), said: ‘Even if many “experts” are...
  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...