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  • Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

    10/17/2018 9:45:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has requested audio and video from Turkey related to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We've asked for it, if it exists," Trump said in the Oval Office. Trump told reporters he is not sure if a recording exists, but conceded it "probably does," and indicated it could play a role in assigning blame for his fate. "We will probably know that by the end of the week," Trump said regarding the Khashoggi case. The president spoke as grisly details emerged about the Saudis alleged interrogation of Khashoggi inside their consulate in Istanbul...
  • Saudi Arabia’s $100M pledge arrives in American accounts as Pompeo lands in Riyadh: report

    10/17/2018 5:30:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2018 | Bradford Betz
    A Saudi contribution of $100 million to U.S.-backed stabilization efforts in Syria arrived in American accounts Tuesday, just as State Mike Pompeo touched down in Riyadh to discuss the missing Saudi journalist, an anonymous U.S. official told The New York Times. The source said the timing of the two events is no accident. He said Saudi Arabia originally pledged its contribution in August, and U.S. officials were expecting to receive it by the fall. But Brett McGurk, a U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria, played down the significance of the timing with Pompeo’s visit.
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • Alice Reboot Eyed at Fox

    10/16/2018 4:54:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 87 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Mel’s Diner may be reopening its doors: An Alice reboot is in-the-works at Fox, TVLine has learned. The network has placed a script order for a modern-day version of the classic CBS workplace sitcom starring Linda Lavin. Diablo Cody (United States of Tara) and Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) are penning the script for the multi-cam pilot and will serve as EPs. The Fox revolves around Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress...
  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • School board votes to take guns away from monitors (NY)

    10/16/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Armed for decades, the grounds monitors of a New York school district will no longer be allowed to have access to firearms. The Saratoga Springs City School District Board voted last week 5-4 to disarm the group of school security employees, many of whom are former police officers, with the majority siding with advocates who argued firearms did not belong on campus. “I want to stress,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, “that this vote does not imply that we don’t value or support a safe learning environment.” The push to disarm the monitors was backed by Saratogians for Gun Safety, a...
  • Sessions Vows ‘Emergency’ S. C. Battle … Slams ‘Activist Federal Judges’ For Anti-Trump Bias

    10/16/2018 11:29:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 1016/18 | Kane
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lit into federal judges for what he called a dramatic uptick in “outrageous” decisions threatening to interfere with the separation of powers by exposing internal White House deliberations. In a fiery speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Sessions warned that “once we go down this road in American government, there is no turning back.” He vowed to take “these discovery fights to the Supreme Court in emergency postures. … We intend to fight this, and we intend to win.” Sessions specifically singled out New York district court judge Jesse M. Furman, who...
  • 17 states pile on to Supreme Court case over NYC gun law

    10/16/2018 12:47:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A group of states from across the country is backing a challenge to New York City’s restrictive gun laws. Led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, they filed a brief last week in the pending request for cert of three NYC gun owners — Romolo Colantone, Efrain Alvarez, and Jose Anthony Irizarry — who argue the city’s “premises permit” scheme, which drastically restricts the ability to leave one’s premises with a firearm, is unconstitutional. The gun owners are licensed to have handguns on their residence or business but under current law can only leave with them to go to a...
  • Why Trump may be the most honest president ever

    10/15/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty. For better or worse, since taking office, Trump has done exactly what he promised he would. Trump kept his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something his three immediate predecessors also promised yet failed to do. He promised to “crush and destroy ISIS,” and two years later, he is on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State’s physical caliphate. He promised to impose a travel ban on countries he saw as posing...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies (tr)

    10/15/2018 8:16:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats running for re-election in the 2018 midterms are being advised to not speak about the issue of immigration as consultants admit the zero-enforcement, open borders positions of the Democrat Party are unpopular with swing voters. In a memo obtained by the New York Times, left-wing consultants with the Center for American Progress and the think tank, Third Way, advised Democrats running for election to spend “as little time as possible” talking about the immigration issue facing the nation, where more than 1.5 million immigrants are admitted to the country every year. The New York Times reported: “Sanctuary attacks pack...
  • Democrats in swing districts advised to avoid talking about immigration

    10/15/2018 3:38:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Left-leaning groups are advising Democratic candidates in the November midterm elections to steer clear from discussing immigration in states and districts that President Trump won in 2016. A strategy memo co-authored by the Center for American Progress and Third Way -- two Washington-based think tanks -- recommended that certain Democrats speak about the topic as little as possible and instead focus on topics that will better resonate with their voters. Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action, said that even though the memo was sent to a broad set of districts, it excluded ones with large...
  • MSNBC Guest Says Trump Mocked Warren over 'White Anxieties about Who's White'

    10/15/2018 4:52:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    my Twitter account ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Curious as to how clueless is the New York Times? Mara Gay—a member of the Grey Lady's editorial board—claimed on Ari Melbers's MSNBC show today that President Trump's mocking of Elizabeth Warren's phony claim to be a Native American "was actually about white anxieties among Donald Trump's base about who's white in America."Anxieties about who is white in America? What meaningless identity-politics gobbledygook! No, Ms. Gay. Trump's point is that Warren cheated. That she made her bogus claim of Native American-hood in order to get ahead in academia.
  • New York cab driver shouting 'Allah' brutally beats man, 62, on his way to synagogue [tr]

    10/15/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2018 | Staff
    A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted 'Allah' as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning. Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue. 'All of a sudden 'boom!' I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me,' Schwartz told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
  • Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off; Trump Zings: ‘I’m President and You’re Not’

    10/15/2018 10:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/14/2018 | Brent Baker
    During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest,” Stahl cut him off: “I’m going to change the subject again.” Referring to an earlier exchange, Trump pointed out: “Well, no, even the way you asked me a question, like,...
  • The New York Times Hit Piece on the Right Wing News Facebook Page

    10/15/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Theo · 6 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | John Hawkins
    There is a hit piece on me in the New York Times today, which as a conservative I take as a point of honor. Just to note some of the inaccuracies in the piece: "When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, an online news site called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook. The conservative site, run by the blogger John Hawkins, had created a series of new Facebook pages and accounts over the last year under many different names, according to Facebook." I have never created a Facebook...
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • Why de Blasio Just Helped Republicans More Than Democrats While Campaigning for Gillum

    10/15/2018 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the battleground state of Florida this past weekend campaigning for the Bernie Sanders-backed Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, but it is most likely the Republican ticket of Ron DeSantis and Janette Nunez that he helped by being there. Here in New York City, we’re facing record high homelessness, deplorable conditions in city public housing, and a crumbling transit system. Homeowners have also seen a 44% increase in the property taxes since de Blasio took office and now a push to open more homeless shelters, jails and even heroin injection centers in their neighborhoods....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What...

    10/14/2018 4:36:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What She Left Out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Congressional candidate from New York, hit the scene a few months ago and quickly became the face of the future of the Democratic Party. Her socialist positions made her popular with Bernie Sanders and other of the like. After all, she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her birthday in an odd way: by bragging about her "accomplishments" and the life she's built over the last seven years....
  • NY Gov Who Told Conservatives They Weren't 'Welcome' Says Cruz Should Apologize for

    01/15/2016 5:00:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Andrew Cuomo has some nerve.The New York governor, who two years ago intoned that New Yorkers with pro-life and conservative values weren't "welcome" in the state, is suddenly acting as if he's their most ardent advocate.  At Thursday night's Fox Business debate, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) defined New York values as "socially liberal, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage,  and focus around money and the media." Cuomo insisted Cruz should "apologize" for his comments. "I'm always open to give him an education on what New York values are all about," Cuomo said on NY1. "And if he had any class, he would apologize to the people of New...