Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,106
21%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 21% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

News/Current Events (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • POTUS Birthday

    06/14/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WGN Webdesk | 6-14-18 | WGN Chicago
    http://wgntv.com/2018/06/14/stormy-daniels-to-perform-at-admiral-theatre-through-saturday/
  • MEANWHILE, 10 MILES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ...

    06/14/2018 6:27:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 13 June 2018 | Ann Coulter
    Now that Trump has solved Northeast Asia's problems, maybe he can get to a problem in our country -- in fact, within 10 miles of the White House. For some reason, The Washington Post recently ran an article on something important -- the MS-13 gang presence at a public school on the outskirts of our nation's capital, William Wirt Middle School in Prince George's County, Maryland. The media's usual approach to the diversity being inflicted on us is: Don't report this! It's better if no one knows. Maybe the left has decided it's too late to do anything about the...
  • Trump: Republican Party ‘starting to show very big numbers’

    06/14/2018 6:18:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday expressed optimism about the Republican Party's poll numbers as the GOP erases deficits in a number of generic ballot surveys. "The Republican Party is starting to show very big numbers. People are starting to see what is being done. Results are speaking loudly. North Korea and our greatest ever economy are leading the way!" Trump tweeted. ETC...
  • Dems seek to leverage ObamaCare fight for midterms

    06/14/2018 5:52:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Peter Sullivan
    Democrats are seizing on the Trump administration’s push in court to overturn ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, hoping to leverage the issue ahead of November’s midterm elections as some Republicans rush to distance themselves from the move. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to join a legal battle arguing that one of the most popular parts of ObamaCare should be struck down is being viewed by Democrats as a political gift, with the party apparatus quickly using the issue to attack GOP candidates and rally their base. Ever since the DOJ joined 20 GOP-led states last week in...
  • Ryan’s Amnesty Plan Compromises Trump’s Four Pillars

    06/14/2018 5:49:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan compromises on several key elements of President Donald Trump’s ‘four pillars’ immigration reform, even though Ryan says his plan would implement the President’s populist vision. According to a “discussion draft” of the Ryan proposal, which was provided to Breitbart News: The plan does seek a $25 billion fund for the wall, but it legalizes at least 1.8 million illegal immigrants — likely 3.6 million illegals — before any wall is built. The DACA migrants could use their legal status to apply for a green card after five years, and for citizenship later, if Congress...
  • Giuliani shoots down reports that Cohen may flip: ‘He’s not cooperating’

    06/14/2018 5:44:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is throwing cold water on reports that Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, is preparing to cooperate with investigators in the special counsel's Russia probe. In an interview with Fox News's Laura Ingraham late Wednesday, the former New York City mayor also dismissed the possibility that Cohen could have incriminating information on Trump. “He’s not cooperating nor do we care because the president did nothing wrong,” Giuliani said. “I am absolutely certain of that.” “Michael Cohen, I think, would tell you he’s got nothing incriminating with the president,” he added, saying that he would be...
  • Sessions hints more firings possible, defends Rosenstein over conflicts allegations

    06/14/2018 5:37:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | The Hill Staff
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is hinting there could be more fallout from the internal investigations that have rocked the FBI while defending his top deputy Rod Rosenstein against allegations of conflicts of interest. Sessions told The Hill’s new morning show Rising in an exclusive interview airing Thursday that the impending release of a Justice Department inspector general report on missteps during ex-FBI Director James Comey’s era will better help the agency improve from past mistakes that led to Comey’s firing last year. “If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do...
  • GOP Immigration Deal: Potentially ‘Biggest’ Amnesty in U.S. History

    06/14/2018 5:18:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/13/2018 | John Binder
    A leaked draft of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) amnesty deal could lead to the “biggest” amnesty for illegal aliens in United States history, experts tell Breitbart News. Ryan’s immigration deal would go beyond giving amnesty to only the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to a leaked draft of the amnesty deal, obtained by Breitbart News, Ryan’s plan would allow the entire “DACA population” to be eligible for amnesty so long as they meet low educational, work and criminal requirements, prompting the amnesty to explode in...
  • PELOSI: ‘IT PAYS TO HAVE A NUCLEAR BOMB IN YOUR POCKET’ WHEN NEGOTIATING WITH TRUMP

    06/14/2018 5:08:58 AM PDT · by MNDude · 93 replies
    “And when you deal with these issues you have to see, what is their capability?” she continued. “We know, it’s nuclear. What is there a proliferating behavior? We’ve seen the experience. What is their intention, as they go forward in both of those areas? These are long-term serious discussions that have to take place, and you don’t just say, ‘Well we’re no longer going to do exercises with the South, because we no longer see a threat in the North.” “So, again, we all hope and pray that diplomacy works, for sure. But this is deadly serious. And I guess...
  • California Farmer Attempts to Comply with Law and is Arrested

    06/14/2018 5:05:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last month, April, 2018, the California Department of Justice raided prominent Kern County Farmer, Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann. The justification for the raid was pictures the farmer had sent to the Department of Justice in an attempt to register a rifle. The DOJ claimed the rifle was an illegally modified “Assault weapon”.  During the raid, the DOJ confiscated 230 rounds of ammunition, a dozen guns, two objects claimed to be “silencers”, and some sort of trigger activator. There is reason to be wary of the accuracy of the claims of what was found during the raid. California law is very complex....
  • Connecticut unions brace for Supreme Court decision with protests, membership changes

    06/13/2018 10:46:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Yankee Institute ^ | Jun 13, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    With a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Janus v. AFCSME case expected any day, Connecticut’s public sector unions are trying to convince members not to opt-out of membership if the Supreme Court decides in favor of Mark Janus. The Connecticut State Employees Association and the American Federation of Teachers informed their members of a Freedom of Information request for union members’ contact information that originated out of Illinois. Leaders say this information could be used for an opt-out campaign in the wake of a positive Janus decision. ... A decision in favor of Janus would essentially make Connecticut a...
  • UPDATE: Tommy Robinson Receiving Death Threats in New UK Prison – Imam Orders Hit on Tommy Robinson

    06/14/2018 4:58:39 AM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    As TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks previously reported, UK activist Tommy Robinson was arrested on May 25th for suspicion of breaching the peace while livestreaming to report on the trial of a child grooming gang and will now have to serve a prior 13 month suspended sentence. Friends and supporters of Robinson, 35, are asserting that his notoriety and stance on Islam places his life in great danger in prison. Articles about the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of Tommy Robinson were rapidly scrubbed from the internet after the British government put restrictions in place banning any reporting on the matter. Now this…...
  • Surge in children separated at border floods facility for undocumented immigrants

    06/14/2018 4:49:46 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/20189 | Jacob Soboroff
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Life inside the biggest licensed child care facility in the nation for undocumented immigrant children looks more like incarceration than temporary shelter. [SNIP] The average stay at the center in Brownsville, Texas, is 52 days.
  • CNN Fails to Mention GOP Baseball Shooter was Trump-hating Bernie Sanders Supporter

    06/14/2018 4:23:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Rhetorical question: if a Hillary-hating Trump supporter had shot and almost killed a Dem congressman, do you think CNN would have mentioned that fact on the one-year anniversary of the event? But in its five-plus minute segment this morning on the first anniversary of a shooting at a Republican practice baseball game in which GOP congressman Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed, CNN failed to even name the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, and never mentioned that he was a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders supporter. The only reference to Hodginkson was CNN reporter Phil Mattingly speaking of a “lone gunman.”Get the...
  • Is Murdering Children Wrong? The Left Isn’t Sure The fatal flaw in the tolerance ideology

    06/14/2018 4:05:38 AM PDT · by gattaca · 30 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | June 12, 2018 | Richard Palmer
    Hakani had one of the most traumatizing childhoods imaginable. She was born in 1995 in Brazil as part of the Suruwahá tribe. Her name means “smile,” but she had few opportunities for that. At the age of 2, she had not yet learned to walk or talk. Tribal custom in this case was clear. The tribal elders declared that she had no soul and that she should be killed. Her parents killed themselves, rather than follow through on the tribe’s custom. Her 15-year-old brother tried to bury her alive. But she kept crying, and someone dug her up. The task...
  • Governor to Sign 6 Bills Stripping Citizens of Gun Rights (New Jersey)

    06/14/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steve Straub
    On Wednesday, the governor is expected to sign a package of bills approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature — a few of which received wide support from Republicans. The following bills are sitting on Murphy’s desk: * A1217, which will create restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person’s guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year. * A1181, which will mandate law enforcement in the state to seize a person’s guns if a mental health professional determines they pose a threat to themselves. * A2758, which will strictly define that state residents need...
  • Booker to Americans who aren't 'deeply disturbed' by Trump era: 'Check your own love'

    06/14/2018 2:56:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/13/18 | Douglas Ernst
    New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker told an audience of progressive activists on Wednesday that Americans who aren’t “deeply disturbed” by the current political climate need to “check” their love of country. The man who once said he burst into “tears of rage” after hearing about comments President Trump allegedly made about third-world countries told attendees at the We The People Summit that Americans have lost a “sense of purpose. **SNIP** “Folks are trying to divide us and cut us up, pin us against each other — poor white folks against poor black folks, poor brown folks against poor black folks,”...
  • U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

    06/14/2018 2:30:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/13/18 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states. The decision by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan is a victory for New York’s and Connecticut’s attorneys general, Barbara Underwood and George Jepsen. Their offices sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January, accusing him of ignoring his responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce pollution.
  • Schumer Mangles Texas Saying, Unintentionally Praises Trump for Singapore Summit

    06/14/2018 2:15:08 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/13/18 | >Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mangled a famous Texas saying while delivering a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday so badly that he unintentionally praised President Donald Trump for the outcome of the Singapore Summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. For generations, Texans have referred to a person who talks big but is unable to deliver as someone who is “all hat and no cattle.” New York’s left-wing “urban cowboy” reversed the words when he attempted to deliver what he intended to be a stinging rebuke of Trump’s historic accomplishments in Singapore on Tuesday. “This summit was much...
  • GOP baseball team coach says Trump plans to attend game on anniversary of shooting

    06/14/2018 2:15:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/13/18 | Luis Sanchez
    The coach for the Republican congressional baseball team asked President Trump to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of last year's shooting that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others. "I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office. He said, 'I'll be there,'" Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) told The Associated Press. Last June, a gunman attacked GOP lawmakers as they practiced for the annual charity game. Scalise was badly wounded and underwent multiple surgeries as part of his recovery.