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  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 28, 2017

    02/28/2017 3:06:21 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Vatican 'Environmental' Population Control Conference Achieves Occult Status

    02/28/2017 3:03:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | Charles O'Connell
    In the "Dune" science fiction series, the enemy "Ix" civilization wields a stealth weapon called a "no chamber" on the battlefield of pharmacologically augmented psychic warfare, shielded rooms and space ships into which "spice" enhanced ESP is unable to see.  Ixian No-Ship The Vatican Workshop on Biological Extinction has become a "no chamber", an occult population-control enclave closed to the press. Nefarious activities of secret societies revealed during the early American Republic caused public scandal during the 1790s. In 1826, whistle-blower William Morgan of Batavia NY disappeared and was presumed murdered in a Masonic, extrajudicial coup.  William Morgan The past...
  • Illegal immigration dropped 27 percent in January: Reports

    02/28/2017 3:01:48 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in January, compared to December, as the flow of both illegal immigrant families and children traveling alone dried up, according to numbers released by Customs and Border Protection on Monday. The numbers are still high compared to past years — indeed, it’s the worst January in records dating back to 2012. But total apprehensions of migrants trying to sneak across the border fell 27 percent on a month-to-month basis, to 31,575. And the number of inadmissible migrants who showed up at the southwest’s ports of entry fell 28 percent, to 10,899. Apprehensions are...
  • Evacuation of Ofra homes underway

    02/28/2017 2:53:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/17
    Video The evacuation of nine houses in the Givat Tzvi neighborhood of Ofra commenced just after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, after Border Police officers sealed off access to the homes slated for demolition. Hundreds of demonstrators faced off against security forces deployed to the town, with some protesters barricading themselves inside houses facing demolition. Prior to the evacuation, more than 100 Border Police officers deployed around the nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra. Officers blocked off access to the Givat Tzvi neighborhood, isolating the area ahead of the evacuation. In addition, security forces surrounded each of the nine homes...
  • Oscars: Australian Producer Jan Chapman Devastated by Mistaken In-Memoriam Photo [#FakeDeath]

    02/28/2017 2:24:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/27/17 | Lawrence Yee, Patrick Frater
    Another Oscars Gaffe: In Memoriam Video Included Photo of Living Woman Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used.
  • House Republicans block Democrats' pursuit of Trump's tax returns

    02/28/2017 2:15:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2017
    Republicans on Monday blocked Democrats’ attempt to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. House Republicans won a procedural vote, 229-185, that called for his IRS returns.  The Wall Street Journal reported that all Democrats were in favor of the release. “If there’s nothing there, then what are Republicans afraid of?”  Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said. She reportedly said Republicans “made themselves accomplices” to Trump in hiding his financial affairs. Trump’s refusal to disclose his tax returns is a break with presidential tradition. He has said he would be happy to release them after the completion of an IRS audit.
  • Trump: Obama is behind leaks

    02/28/2017 2:00:05 AM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/28/17 | David Rosenberg
    President Trump reportedly approved checks on administration aides' cell phones as leaks to press continue. President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of instigating a series of leaks within the administration and the raucous town hall meetings facing Republican lawmakers across the country. The White House has faced a wave of leaks to the media since inauguration day more than a month ago, as the administration works to fill hundreds of remaining vacancies, leaving temporary Obama administration holdovers in place. As the Trump administration looks to plug the leaks, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ordered staffers to...
  • (Fake) Poll: More than 6 in 10 oppose ObamaCare repeal

    02/28/2017 1:58:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    More than two-thirds of registered voters do not want a complete repeal of ObamaCare, according to a new poll. Sixty-five percent hope at least part of the Affordable Care Act's current form remains intact in a McClatchy/Marist survey released Monday. Twenty percent say lawmakers should let the healthcare law stand as is, while 38 percent want any changes to enable it to do more and 7 percent hope alterations make it capable of less.
  • North Korea sends delegation to claim Jong-nam’s body

    02/28/2017 1:36:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | February 28, 2017
    North Korea sends delegation to claim Jong-nam’s body KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 ― North Korea has sent a delegation of diplomats to Malaysia to retrieve Kim Jong-nam’s body and to seek the release of a North Korean arrested in the murder. The delegation includes Ri Tong-il, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations. Ri told reporters outside the North Korean embassy here that the delegation was here to discuss a “humanitarian issue” and three other questions. “Number one: the question of the return of the body of the deceased, a DPRK citizen who died in the Malaysian airport...
  • Trump Invites Families Of Those Killed By Illegal Immigrants To Speech

    02/28/2017 12:18:15 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 19 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump has invited the family members of those killed by illegal immigrants and the widow of Justice Antonin Scalia to attend his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Maureen McCarthy Scalia will attend the speech, along with Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver — both widows of California police officers killed by an illegal immigrant in 2014. The president is expected to highlight his campaign to deport illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the United States.
  • Fillon says France in 'climate of near civil war' as presidential election turns ugly

    02/28/2017 12:12:23 AM PST · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 28 February 2017
    As attacks mount around the election, one presidential front runner said France is seeing "a climate near civil war". Journalists accused of bias. Judges said to be taking orders from the president. The country in a state of "near civil war." This isn't America's bitter presidential election campaign last year, but France's in 2017. The latest comments from conservative Francois Fillon, who has accused the Socialist government of failing to protect candidates, underline the increasingly ugly tone of France's campaign. Clashes in the western city of Nantes at the weekend during a demonstration against far-right leader Marine Le Pen and...
  • NBC Chastises ‘Really Rich’ Trump for Spending ‘Our Cash’ on the Military

    02/27/2017 11:52:23 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 11 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Things got bizarre during NBC Nightly News on Monday when reporter Hallie Jackson seemed to suggest that President’s Donald Trump wealth somehow precluded him from increasing military spending. “The President who's talked plenty about his money now spending the taxpayers',” she chided while a clip of Trump talking about his money played, “In a new budget blueprint that's as much a political document as a financial one.” “The White House today also revealed that President Trump plans to hike defense spending by 10 percent, or $54 billion, as part of his first budget proposal,” fretted anchor Lester Holt during the...
  • Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign

    02/27/2017 11:37:24 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brendan O'Connor
    President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded in December, the then-president-elect also advocated a 10 percent across-the-board tariff on all foreign imports, an issue on which his administration has adopted numerous different positions and which Speaker Paul Ryan has flatly rejected. The proposals came during an apparent phone conversation that was captured on video and provided to Gizmodo via SecureDrop,...
  • The EU Is Profiting From Trump: Swedish EU Commissioner

    02/27/2017 11:36:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday. After Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in late January, "many countries are now turning to us, because they believe protectionism is not the right answer," Swedish European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told German business newspaper Handelsblatt. "We are already negotiating with almost all of them, or preparing conversations" with the countries around the Pacific Rim that had signed up to the US-led treaty, she went on. Since Trump's election, the Commission has sped...
  • [N. Korea]Seoul's spy agency warned Kim Jong-nam of safety last year

    02/27/2017 11:16:26 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/28
    Seoul's spy agency warned Kim Jong-nam of safety last year SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's spy agency sent a safety warning last year to the North Korean leader's half brother who was killed earlier this month, lawmakers said Tuesday. An official from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) was quoted as telling the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee Monday that it sent a message to Kim Jong-nam that he was the target of a possible attack. It was delivered through a third party in the second half of 2016, he added. The NIS official made the remarks in response to...
  • Support for Marine Le Pen hits record high in new poll ...

    02/27/2017 10:51:09 PM PST · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 27 February 2017 | CHRIS SUMMERS and JOE SHEPPARD
    Far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen has hit a record high in a new poll as France's former leaders have admitted she could become the country's president. The Kantar poll currently has the National Front party leader at 45 percent in a second round contest against conservative candidate Francois Fillon. Her popularity drops to 42 percent against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, who is currently favourite to win. The figures come as two former prime ministers have said the anti-EU politician could pick up momentum and steal victory in May. They say a Le Pen victory could come as a result of...
  • PHOTOS: German Carnival Floats Depict Decapitated Trump, Hitler Comparisons

    02/27/2017 10:01:59 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    German cities held their annual Rose Monday float parades today, with many mocking U.S. President Donald Trump, Brexit, and European populist leaders. The carnival celebrations in Germany are one of the biggest holidays of the year and a part of the celebrations are a float parade on Rosenmontag or Rose Monday. From Cologne to Dusseldorf the major theme of the float parades this year was U.S. President Trump, whom they depicted performing sex acts with the Statue of Liberty, and being decapitated by a guillotine.
  • Did Democrats Just Begin an Electoral Comeback by Winning in Delaware?

    The $64,000 question for Democrats seeking to fight back against Donald Trump and a Republican Congress between now and the 2020 elections is whether their recent problems in turning out their voters, especially in nonpresidential contests, can be changed by the energy of a burgeoning anti-Trump resistance. The first real answer to that question may have occurred this weekend in a special state-senate election in the “First State,” Delaware. And though it would be unwise to assume it to set a reliable pattern, in this one case Democrats passed the test. The contest was over a seat in a state-senate...
  • Truth doesn't matter to the New York Times (NRA's response to the NYT ad run during the Oscars)

    02/27/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2017
    One of the finest gut shots ever to a bunch of pathetic Libtard Newsers. You can watch the National Rifle Association's response to the ad run by the New York Times at the Oscars by Clicking Here. It's well worth a watch in my humble opinion. Note: If you have a strong stomach, you can observe the original NY Times ad by clicking Here.
  • Media Silent As 4 Top Russian Diplomats Die Mysteriously In Last 60 Days

    02/27/2017 9:52:13 PM PST · by LucyT · 4 replies
    Market Slant ^ | 24/02/2017 | MarketSlantEditor
    While few might consider being a diplomat a life-threatening or even dangerous job, that trend may be quickly reversing — that is, at least for Russian diplomats.[snip] Since late December, four top Russian diplomats, including three ambassadors, have died under circumstances that remain unclear. .....................................
  • Cal State lecturer suspended for hitting College Republicans member

    02/27/2017 9:43:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A faculty member at California State University, Fullerton has been suspended after striking a College Republicans member during a campus protest earlier this month. The altercation occurred Feb. 8 as pro-Palestine students and counter-protesters marched peacefully through campus. Anthropology part-time lecturer Eric Canin reportedly approached the group of counter-protesters — many of them being CSUF College Republicans members — and tried to rip a sign out of a student’s hand. Mr. Canin was accused of then striking another student who tried to step between them. The group’s president, Chris Boyle, said he witnessed the hit and proceeded to restrain Mr....
  • Deportation agency ignored 1.6 million visa overstays under Obama

    02/27/2017 9:33:42 PM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 27, 2017 | By Stephen Dinan
    The government flagged more than 1.6 million foreign visitors for overstaying their visas from 2013 to 2015, but deportation agents said they fell too low on President Obama’s list of priorities to bother targeting for removal, according to a watchdog report released Monday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the deportation agency, concluded that it would cost too much to pursue the overstays, the Government Accountability Office said. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations branch instead chose to focus on illegal immigrants who jumped the border and who amassed serious criminal records — the priorities Mr. Obama laid out. Overstays pose an...
  • Deputy al Qaeda leader killed In Syria

    02/27/2017 9:29:37 PM PST · by gandalftb · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hamdi Alkhshali and Barbara Starr
    Abu al Khayr al-Masri, the No. 2 man for al Qaeda behind leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed by a missile strike in Idlib, Syria, according to multiple sources. Two US officials said al-Masri was killed in an attack directed by the US intelligence community. Abdallah al-Muhaysini, a senior member of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, acknowledged the death in a eulogy posted on his official Telegram channel.
  • Dr. Doom's Back: Marc Faber Warns Markets Will Fall "Like An Avalanche... Trump Can't Stop It"

    02/27/2017 9:13:25 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    'One man alone cannot make 'America great again'. That you have to realize," warns Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom, & Doom Report," reminding the world that the US stock market is vulnerable to a seismic sell-off that won't be caused by any single catalyst. His argument: Stocks are very overbought and sentiment is way too bullish for the so-called Trump rally to continue. "Very simply, the market starts to go down. As it goes down, it will start triggering selling, and then it will be like an avalanche," said Faber recently on CNBC's Futures Now. "I would...
  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • With Media Focused On Attacking Trump, Congress Quietly Passes Bill S211 To Reform Immigration

    02/27/2017 9:03:33 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | February 15, 2017 | Allison Hillman
    President Trump has been walking a difficult road since he entered office just under a month ago. Compared to what he is facing while in the White House, his “impossible” election looks simple. Every action he takes is scrutinized and criticized by liberals, the media, and even some Republicans. They have joined forces to try and make it impossible for President Trump to actually accomplish anything. They have had a fair amount of success and many of Trump’s actions are taking longer than they should to complete. While the world is focusing on the Commander-in-Chief, waiting to see how they...
  • The Democrats who don’t dare face voters at town halls

    02/27/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/25/2017 | Editorial
    Recent weeks have seen a flood of media reports on Republicans facing angry constituents at town-hall meetings, so it’s nice to see the Associated Press point out that many Democrats have been dodging town halls altogether. Specifically, AP’s Steve Peoples notes that Senate Democrats up for re-election in states that President Trump carried on Election Day just don’t want to show up. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), for one, sent a staff member rather than attend a Kansas City town hall last weekend. She will chat with voters this week via Facebook Live — a much more controlled environment, where angry...
  • Steyn Post: Mark Remembers Alan Colmes

    02/27/2017 8:22:27 PM PST · by Huntress · 10 replies
    Mark Steyn's Youtbe Channel ^ | 2/27/17 | Mark Steyn
    A very powerful and moving tribute.
  • Fake News, Exposed

    02/27/2017 8:21:37 PM PST · by RightGeek · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/27/2017 | Lee Smith
    Obama's "echo chamber" lives on and the media are still buying... In an article on the Atlantic website, a former Obama White House staffer explains why she resigned from the Trump White House after only eight days. . . . Hers was the second story in less than a week in which a government official explained that they’d resigned because of Trump’s policies. Ned Price, a CIA analyst who worked at the Obama White House, authored a cri de coeur for the Washington Post to explain why his disagreements with Trump’s policies prompted him to leave government service. “To be...
  • Graham: Planned Parenthood fundraiser akin to funding 'Nazi death camp'

    02/27/2017 8:21:08 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/27/2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the humanitarian aid mission Samaritan’s Purse and one of the world’s best-known Christian leaders, slammed an upcoming Planned Parenthood fundraiser that will be keynoted by former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, as akin to raising money for the Nazis during World War II. In a Facebook post, Graham wrote: “Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp – like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother’s wombs!
  • [N. Korea]Czech Republic has no info on threats against Kim Jong-un's uncle: report

    02/27/2017 7:51:58 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/28
    Czech Republic has no info on threats against Kim Jong-un's uncle: report SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Czech government has no information on threats to the safety of Kim Pyong-il, both North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle and the reclusive nation's ambassador in Prague, a U.S. news report said Tuesday. It has not taken any additional measures to toughen the security of the North Korean Embassy in Prague where Kim Pyong-il works, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The report came amid rumors that the 63-year-old North Korean ambassador could face the threat of assassination in the wake of...
  • Tucker Carlson, Bill Nye Spar Over Climate Change

    02/27/2017 7:44:19 PM PST · by deek69 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson took on Bill Nye “the Science Guy” on the issue of climate change. Carlson’s primary question for Nye dealt with what amount human activity was contributing to actual climate change.
  • Husted: Investigation Uncovers Non-Citizens Who Registered to Vote & Illegally Cast Ballots

    02/27/2017 7:23:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    Ohio Sec of State ^ | 2-27-2017 | sos.state.oh
    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that his office has identified an additional 385 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio, 82 of whom have been identified as having voted in at least one election. This brings the total number of non-citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls Secretary Husted has been able to identify using available resources to 821, with 126 of those individuals having actually cast ballots.  Secretary Husted is the first of the Ohio’s chief elections officials to initiate a review of Ohio’s Statewide Registered Voter Database (SWRVD) to identify non-citizens on the voter rolls. This is the...
  • NBC News: No 'Actionable Intelligence' From Yemen Raid Say Officials (unnamed source, right)

    02/27/2017 7:01:39 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 44 replies
    NBC News via Newsmax ^ | 2/27/2017 | Cathy Burke
    The deadly Jan. 28 commando raid in Yemen in which Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens died hasn't so far yielded any significant intelligence, NBC News reported Monday night. Although Pentagon officials have said the raid produced "actionable intelligence," unnamed senior officials said they were unaware of any, NBC News reported.
  • BREAKING: Plane Slams Into Home in Riverside, CA Live Stream

    A plane crashed into two homes in Riverside late Monday afternoon in an incident a witness a mile away said felt like an earthquake.
  • Hundreds of Videos Disappear from YouTube Channel of #Pizzagate Journalist

    02/27/2017 5:58:57 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 33 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    David Seaman, a journalist who investigated Pizzagate and had made hundreds of videos, is now without any videos on his YouTube channel. Seaman, who has 154,156 subscribers, made many videos exposing the Pizzagate scandal, which is about a pedophile ring centered in Washington, DC. So far, there has been no word as to why the videos have been removed from his channel.  His account also displays no videos. One video does appear in the "videos" section of his channel.  That video was posted by Based Patriot.  The title is "President Trump Holds Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting," and was published on...
  • Behind the Scenes of Sweden “No Go Zone”

    02/27/2017 5:28:52 PM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A few days ago, Tim Pool visited a “No Go Zone” in Malmo, Sweden to document the present-day immigrant crisis. Upon doing so, he gained awareness of the critical issues in Malmo, attracting death threats along the way. Sweden’s decision to grant mass entry to immigrants has not served them well. The migrants have reportedly engendered most of the shootings and rapes throughout the land and those who dare to discuss the dangers they face are at risk of imprisonment. The situation is quite catastrophic.
  • Deputies: Man gives up robbing Henderson store, ends up paying for item

    02/27/2017 5:26:10 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    KLFY News 10 ^ | February 27, 2017, 1:42 pm Updated: February 27, 2017, 1:46 pm | Nick Gremillion
    Homer John (Photo Courtesy: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) HENDERSON, La. (KLFY) – A Breaux Bridge man is facing a list of charges after deputies say he tried to rob a store at gunpoint but then gave up and purchased an item from the store he was trying to rob. The bizarre incident happened just before 8 a.m. Sunday at a store in the 1100 block of Henderson Highway. Major Ginny Higgins, of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, said, “When the clerk did not immediately comply with his request, the subject ended up purchasing an item and left the...
  • House Intel Chair On Trump-Russia Evidence: ‘There’s Nothing There’

    02/27/2017 5:21:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies ^ | 2/27/17 | Chuck Ross
    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Monday that he will not subpoena President Trump’s tax returns as part of his investigation into links to the Russian government. California Rep. Devin Nunes also said during a press gaggle on Capitol Hill that he’s been told by federal officials that “there’s nothing there” regarding allegations that Trump campaign advisers made improper contacts with Russian agents prior to the election.
  • Rosie O’Donnell To Lead Protest Against Trump At White House

    02/27/2017 5:19:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 57 replies ^ | 2/27/17 | Katie Jerkovich
    Rosie O’Donnell will lead an anti-Trump protest outside the White House Tuesday just before the president speaks to a joint session of Congress for the first time. On Monday, the 54-year-old actress shared the news via Twitter that she along with other advocacy groups will participate in an anti-Trump rally in Washington D.C. to send “a clear message outside of Trump’s front door that his agenda does not represent the values of the American people.
  • Trump to propose 24 percent cut in EPA spending: reports

    02/27/2017 5:16:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2017 | Devin Henry
    The Trump administration plans to propose a one-forth to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, a plan that would end up laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staffers, according to reports. Trump officials will propose a $6.1 billion for the EPA next year, a $2 billion cut from current levels, according to reports in E&E News and Politico , citing sources. The agency’s staffing levels would fall to 12,000 workers, from 15,000 currently, according to the reports. An EPA spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The proposed spending levels at the EPA...
  • Wilbur Ross confirmed as Commerce secretary

    02/27/2017 5:02:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    The Senate voted Monday to confirm billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce in President Trump's Cabinet. Ross was approved by a vote of 72-27, with 20 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joining 51 Republicans to vote "aye." Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery. The Senate later voted 67-31 to move forward on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department. A final vote on Zinke's confirmation could occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. Ross is the 14th member of Trump's Cabinet to be cofirmed, with...
  • Melting snow new danger for those fleeing to Canada from U.S.

    02/27/2017 4:43:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Rod Nickel | WINNIPEG, Manitoba
    Asylum seekers crossing in the dead of night into Canada from the United States may face a new danger in coming weeks, as heavy snowpack melts in the flood-prone U.S. northern plains and province of Manitoba.The western Canadian province on Monday said the Red River, which runs from North Dakota and Minnesota north into Canada, poses a major flood risk this spring.Floodwaters that spread over land will make fields hard to navigate in the dark, said Bill Spanjer, emergency coordinator for the Rural Municipality of Emerson-Franklin, Manitoba, where 143 people have crossed illegally since Jan. 1, according to police, after...
  • Why America should support the Syrian Kurds

    02/27/2017 4:35:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 19, 2016 | Gary Bauer
    Syria’s Kurds offer a glimmer of hope in a region otherwise defined by death and destruction ANALYSIS/OPINION: With every beheading, crucifixion and execution, Judeo-Christian civilization is under assault. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Middle East, where non-Muslims who encounter the rapid advance of the Islamic State face a cruel choice: confrontation, subjugation, or annihilation. Until recently, ISIS has achieved success spreading its militant Islamic creed. The West’s politically correct response — some of its leaders, including President Obama, refuse even to link the Islamic State to Islam — has only emboldened ISIS and aided its propaganda and...
  • Will Republicans Renege on ObamaCare Repeal?

    02/27/2017 4:19:59 PM PST · by Sopater · 44 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 February 2017 | Steve Byas
    “They’ll fix Obamacare, and I shouldn’t have called it repeal and replace because that’s not what’s going to happen. They’re basically going to fix the flaws and put a more conservative box around it,” insisted former Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio at a healthcare conference in Orlando. Boehner’s comments received immediate push-back from some Republicans who are just as insistent that the troubled government health care program is going to be junked. “The last time I checked, Boehner doesn’t have a vote anymore,” reacted Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “This is a test. It’s a test for Republicans in...
  • Fox News Poll: Confidence in military remains high, in media low

    02/27/2017 4:18:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    More voters have faith in the U.S. military than in other national institutions, according to the latest Fox News Poll released Monday. The news media rank at the bottom of the list asked about in the poll. Virtually all voters believe in the military: 96 percent have either a great deal (67 percent) or some (29 percent) confidence. The military is followed by the Supreme Court, the FBI, and the IRS. Majorities have at least some confidence in these institutions (83 percent, 80 percent, and 55 percent respectively). Confidence in the high court is up 14 percentage points since 2014,...
  • Agents detail 'daily' border fence battle, seek post-Obama 'restart'

    02/27/2017 4:13:58 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | February 27, 2017 | Tori Richards
    In the tiny Arizona city of Douglas, a Border Patrol surveillance camera is trained on a 10-foot-high fence with Mexico. After a few seconds, footage shows a figure appearing out of nowhere and the fence suddenly opens to allow a pickup truck through. A car follows, and they speed off into adjoining neighborhoods while the makeshift gate slams shut. The Wild West still has a foothold here, more than 100 years after gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday called Douglas home. Only the outlaws are cartels and traffickers. And while President Trump is vowing to step up enforcement and seal...
  • Nasa to launch Solar Probe Plus mission to the surface of the SUN to protect Earth[tr]

    02/27/2017 3:55:23 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 61 replies
    The Sun ^ | 27th February 2017, 12:10 pm | MARGI MURPHY
    Massive solar flares have the potential to shut down power grids on Earth and wreak havoc on navigation systems NASA is gearing up to send a robot to the Sun to help prepare for a “huge solar event” that could wreak havoc on Earth The Solar Plus Probe will come within four million miles of the sun’s surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft has endured before.
  • Deputies to receive pay instead of time off during Twin Peaks trials

    02/27/2017 3:53:44 PM PST · by Elderberry · 8 replies ^ | 2/24/2017 | Rissa Shaw
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) McLennan County officials have agreed to pay overtime to Sheriff’s Office employees who provide extra security when the Twin Peaks shooting trials start in April. County commissioners made the decision this week knowing much of the costs could eventually be recovered by the state. Following the deadly May 17, 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs which left nine dead and more than 20 more injured, more than $268,000 in grants was provided by the state for associated costs. Currently, deputies, jailers, and other MCSO employees are given compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, forcing them to...
  • Trump Thinks Oscars Flub Was All Because of Him

    02/27/2017 3:46:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | Daniel Halper | Daniel Halper
    President Trump blamed the embarrassing mix-up at the end of the Oscars on the awards’ show focus on him. “I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart in an interview Monday, the day after the show messed up and awarded the wrong movie with its most prestigious award, Best Picture. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway named “La La Land” the winner, but then had to yank the award away and give it to the real winner, “Moonlight.”