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  • Democrats Dismiss Trump’s Political Concession, Demand More

    01/19/2019 2:57:12 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 January 2019 | Neil Munro
    Democrats immediately rejected President Donald Trump’s offer of a work-permit amnesty for one million registered migrants in exchange for 230 miles of new border wall. The rejection came even though Trump’s offer angered his base by trading a DACA temporary amnesty for a wall. Also, Trump did not ask for the reform of the many catch-and-release rules which allow the cartels to profitably smuggle hundreds of thousands of poor migrants into the U.S. labor market, welfare rolls, and U.S. K-12 schools.The speech came after Trump had offered a series of smaller concessions in closed-door negotiations since Christmas. Democrats quickly dismissed...
  • Pelosi Statement on Trump Speech

    01/19/2019 2:51:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Pelosi Statement on Trump Speech January 19, 2019 San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in advance of the President’s address: “Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to re-open government and proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border. “Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives. It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they...
  • The Great Forgetting

    01/19/2019 2:51:23 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Kyle Smith
    In Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory, two men in a prison cell who will be shot at dawn have the following exchange: Man awaiting execution: “See that cockroach? Tomorrow morning, we’ll be dead and it’ll still be alive.” Second man awaiting execution: [squashes the bug] “Now you got the edge on him”. For man one and man two, substitute Conan O’Brien and Albert Brooks. The first was a bit down in the dumps when he noted that nothing he did could have any lasting impact given the evanescence of late-night television, whereas Brooks’s artistry, committed to film, would endure. Brooks...
  • Women's March splinters over name with local chapters insisting they're independent...

    01/19/2019 2:50:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 1/15/19 | Marissa J. Lang
    **SNIP** Four organizations have sued the national Women's March group — led by activists Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — over efforts to trademark the name, arguing that no entity can own the march or the activism it has inspired. Some groups have sought to rebrand to shed the "Women's March" name and the tumult that comes with it. As they prepare for the third annual Women's March on Saturday, leaders are grappling with the question: What is in a name, and is the name "Women's March" worth fighting for? "There's power in the name because...
  • Trump offers compromise to end government shutdown; Dems reject deal

    01/19/2019 2:44:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    However, Democrats in Congress had issued statements rejecting the deal as details of it leaked before Trump’s speech. “Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
  • ‘It was getting ugly’Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him

    01/19/2019 2:34:03 PM PST · by grayboots · 21 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 1/19/2019 | Antonio Olivo
    The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial. In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum at the tail end of Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March while singing a song of unity for indigenous people to “be strong” in the face of the ravages of colonialism that now include police brutality, poor access to health care and the ill effects of climate change on reservations. Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing Make America Great Again caps, with one...
  • Marine, Actor R. Lee Ermey Finally Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    01/19/2019 2:14:39 PM PST · by Saint X · 16 replies
    USNI News ^ | January 18, 2019 | USNI News
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. – R. Lee Ermey, the actor and former U.S. Marine drill instructor who achieved iconic status after appearing in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
  • Senate to take up Trump's border-immigration plan next week

    01/19/2019 1:55:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/19 | Jordain Carney
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday that the Senate will take up President Trump's plan to tie more than $5 billion for the border wall to temporary legal protections for some undocumented immigrants next week. "I intend to move to this legislation this week. With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well," McConnell said in a statement. Trump is asking for more than $5 billion for border security in exchange for a three year extension in protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and...
  • McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

    01/19/2019 1:41:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    Mitch McConell ^ | 1/19/2019 | Mitch McConell
    McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security ‘Everyone has made their point—now it’s time to make a law. I intend to move to this legislation this week. With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well. The situation for furloughed employees isn’t getting any brighter and the crisis at the border isn’t improved by show votes. But the President’s plan is a path toward addressing both issues quickly.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown

    01/19/2019 1:38:20 PM PST · by catnipman · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2019 | President Trump
    President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown
  • Trump at presidential halfway mark: Where he stands on campaign promises

    01/19/2019 1:19:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Come Sunday, President Trump will officially be halfway through his White House term. As he reaches that milestone in his presidency, we offer this look at some of the promises Trump made from the campaign trail – and where he stands on delivering them. Promises kept Approving tax cuts: As a candidate, Trump promised to simplify the tax code and create massive cuts for Americans. He signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul with the most extensive rewrite of the tax code in decades in December 2017. It cut the corporate tax rate and doubled the standard deduction, among numerous other...
  • In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

    01/19/2019 1:14:48 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 20194:49 AM ET | Michael Sullivan
    Sriracha sauce. It's everywhere. Even beer and donuts. The fiery chili paste concocted by Vietnamese-American immigrant David Tran has conquered the American market and imagination in the past decade. But the original Sriracha is actually Thai — and comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, where most residents haven't even heard of the U.S. brand, which is now being exported to Thailand. I decided to go to the source to get the dirt on the sauce, and sat down with 71-year-old Saowanit Trikityanukul. Her grandmother was making Sriracha sauce when David Tran was still a baby, in what was...
  • Nolte: Lying Media Shell-Shocked by Robert Mueller’s Fact Check

    01/19/2019 1:09:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | John Nolte
    Everyone in the establishment media knew BuzzFeed’s report about President Trump suborning perjury from his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was a lie. What they did not expect was special counsel Robert Mueller dropping a fact check on them. They all knew it was a lie. How could they not? To begin with, BuzzFeed admitted it could not verify its own story. Secondly, the story made absolutely no sense. There were two huge tells proving the BuzzFeed story a lie. 1) It made no sense that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., testified accurately about the very thing Trump reportedly told...
  • University of Georgia teaching assistant: “Some white people may have to die”

    01/19/2019 12:58:35 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 68 replies
    Milne News ^ | 1/19/2019 | Milne News
    “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom,” UGA philosophy TA and Ph.D. student Irami Osei-Frimpong wrote in a now-deleted comment on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page, Campus Reform reported.
  • breaking: laura loomer storms stage at anti-semitic women’s march — screams “women’s march hates...

    01/19/2019 12:45:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Laura Loomer stormed the stage today in Washington DC at the anti-Semitic march! She screamed, “The Women’s March hates Jews!” Laura was escorted off the stage.
  • Former Atheist Anthony Hopkins Reveals Encounter That Led Him to God

    01/19/2019 12:36:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBN ^ | 8/4/2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    As each of us gets older, questions about God, purpose and the afterlife become more pronounced. That’s certainly been the case for famed actor Anthony Hopkins. During an appearance last week at the 11th annual LEAP Conference, Hopkins explained a major turning point in his life — a moment when he abandoned his previous embrace of atheism in exchange for a belief in a higher power.
  • Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax Rate

    01/19/2019 12:30:00 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 15 January 2019 | Eric Levitz
    Earlier this month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on national television and said that the United States should tax incomes above $10 million at a 70 percent rate. In response, some centrist pundits pronounced the Democratic Party dead by political suicide: National Journal reporter Josh Kraushaar argued that, while congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s profane call for Trump’s impeachment was getting more attention, Ocasio-Cortez “calling for a 70 percent tax rate on the nation’s most-watched news show a whole lot more politically damaging for Ds.” There was never much evidence for this assessment. In public opinion polls, raising taxes on the rich consistently ranks...
  • Democrats dismiss Trump Shutdown Offer (Before he even makes his speech [4pm ET] )

    01/19/2019 11:56:56 AM PST · by springwater13 · 92 replies
    Axios ^ | 1-19-19 | Caitlin Owens, Jonathan Swan
    Even before President Trump's shutdown remarks on Saturday, Democratic aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate. As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. But hours before the speech, Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said in a statement: "I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass...
  • POTUS to Deliver Remarks on Crisis at Southern Border and Shutdown at 4PM LIVE Thread

    01/19/2019 11:42:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 317 replies
    White House ^ | January 19, 2019 He says he will be making a big reveal about the government shutdown and border security at 3pm EDT at the White House Trump says he will make a 'major announcement' on the month-long shutdown and border security in a White House speech he says he'll deliver on Saturday afternoon
  • Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder

    01/19/2019 10:53:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | 1 19 2019 | Vincent Schilling
    Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth. The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views. The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony...