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  • Venezuela has the largest oil reserves. In the last three years its economy has collapsed (tr)

    12/17/2017 2:08:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2017 | MERIDITH KOHUT and ISAYEN HERRERA
    Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerber’s skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals. Kenyerber’s spine and rib cage protruded as the embalming chemicals were injected. Aunts shooed away curious young cousins, mourners arrived with wildflowers from the hills, and relatives cut out a pair of cardboard wings from one of the empty white ration boxes that families increasingly depend on amid...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Lets Her Light Shine Despite Her Detractors

    12/17/2017 12:00:17 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 17, 2017 | JP
    A Gallup Poll released this past Friday found that First Lady Melania Trump is viewed favorably by 54 percent of Americans. That amounts to a remarkable 17 percent improvement since January, which the pollster attributes to Mrs. Trump becoming “better known in her role as first lady.” But I think there’s another factor Gallup has completely overlooked – the grace with which the First Lady, a committed Christ follower, has evinced in the face of unrelenting attacks from haters, many of whom are members of the so-called Fourth Estate, who think no attack too vile or too petty. Indeed, at...
  • Wikipedia censors information about the idiots at Evergreen State College...

    06/05/2017 5:22:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Wikipedia violates its own policy by censoring reliably sourced information about the idiots at Evergreen State College Official wikipedia policy states: Wikipedia:Neutral point of view All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic. NPOV is a fundamental principle of Wikipedia and of other Wikimedia projects. It is also one of Wikipedia’s three core content policies; the other two are “Verifiability” and “No original research”. These...
  • NeverTrump New York Times Columnist: Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Winning

    12/17/2017 12:52:02 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    New York Times resident conservative columnist Ross Douthat, who was a “NeverTrump” pundit during the 2016 election, has acknowledged President Donald Trump’s success in defeating the so-called “Islamic State” — and says Trump deserves credit for his foreign policy overall. In a column titled “The War Trump Won,” Douthat writes that “if you had told me in late 2016 that almost a year into the Trump era the caliphate would be all-but-beaten without something far worse happening in the Middle East, I would have been surprised and gratified.” Last October, with Election Day looming, Douthat had written that “the risks...
  • NY Times Obsesses Over Fox News, Others for Actually Reporting on Hillary-Russia Ties

    11/04/2017 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2017 | Clay Waters
    New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters on Saturday joined the odd new trend in the mainstream press of attacking Fox News for actually covering political stories besides Donald Trump -- especially those involving Hillary Clinton’s and Russia. Fox and other right-leaning outlets were also mocked for not obsessing as much as the rest of the press on President Trump’s Russia controversies in “As Russia Inquiry Widens, an Alternative Narrative Emerges on the Right.” Another Times article accuses the network of “pushing its own version of reality,” as if that’s not what the Times does every day. It’s apparently easier to...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Franken Shouldn't Have Resigned

    12/16/2017 6:22:26 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and Congress in 2016; she lost both times, is troubled by Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation. Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the near future. It was one of the most soporific and non-introspective resignation speeches—and it wasn’t just conservatives who noted this. Some journalists noted that Franken never apologized for his actions. True. He also called his accusers liars, which is also true. The man didn’t want to go, possibly because he thought his party affiliation could...
  • End this nonsense- make them testify under oath!

    12/15/2017 6:28:17 PM PST · by son of terrence · 13 replies
    A new example on Thursday was The New York Times’ statement that a Russian agency “spent $100,000 on [Facebook’s] platform to influence the United States presidential election last year” – when the Times knows that statement is not true. According to Facebook, only 44 percent of that amount appeared before the U.S. presidential election in 2016 (i.e., $44,000) and few of those ads addressed the actual election. And, we know that the Times is aware of the truth because it was acknowledged in a Times article in early October. As part of that article, Times correspondents Mike Isaac and Scott...
  • NY Times Reports Obama Only Told 18 Falsehoods During Entire Presidency

    12/14/2017 12:28:14 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 80 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The Times set out to compare the trustworthiness of Obama compared to President Donald Trump. "In his first 10 months in office, [Trump] has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly. Obama told 18 over his entire eight-year tenure," the piece reads.
  • Terror Suspects Become Ammunition in War Over Immigration

    12/14/2017 8:15:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2017 | LIZ ROBBINS
    The two terrorist attacks six weeks apart in New York City carried out by two recent immigrants were swiftly contained and the suspects arrested. But the political consequences instantly started reverberating. Akayed Ullah, 27, a green card holder from Bangladesh who is accused of detonating a bomb in a subway tunnel on Monday, came to the United States on what is known as an F43 visa, available to the nieces and nephews of U.S. citizens. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Uzbekistan, won his visa in a diversity lottery intended to bring immigrants from underrepresented countries to the United States. The Trump...
  • FBI officials said Clinton 'has to win' race to White House: NYT

    12/13/2017 10:25:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2017 | Reuters Staff
    (Reuters) - Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton “just has to win” in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the Times reported. The messages showed concern from Strzok and Page that a Trump presidency could politicize the FBI, the report said, citing texts turned over to Congress and obtained by the newspaper. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is investigating...
  • Thomasin Franken, Al’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/08/2017 8:13:37 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Heavy.Com ^ | 12/07/2017 | Paul Farrell
    Embattled U.S. Senator Al Franken has two children with his wife Franni Bryson. Franken met his wife while the two were at Harvard together. Their eldest child is daughter Thomasin. Like her parents, Thomasin has a degree from Harvard as well as the French Culinary Institute. Though these days, Thomasin runs charter schools in Washington D.C. That’s in addition running an organization in D.C known as D.C. Prep. In October 2011, Thomasin married Brody Konow Greenwald, a lawyer and Duke University graduate, in Broad Run, Virginia, at a friend’s home, according to their New York Times wedding announcement. The announcement...
  • CNN compares Trump to a bully after attack on Don Lemon

    12/11/2017 10:54:25 AM PST · by x1stcav · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    CNN compared President Trump’s behavior to that of a bully after he went after network anchor Don Lemon in a tweet Monday morning in response to a New York Times report saying he “hate-watched” Lemon’s show at night. "In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example,” a CNN spokesperson told the Washington Examiner in a statement. After a New York Times
  • Roy Moore's Alabama

    12/10/2017 2:42:14 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | Howell Raines
    ARLEY, Ala. — I recently drove the back roads from Birmingham for over two hours before I finally found a sign for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, outside the Arley Coffee Shop. A retired coal miner who frequents what the cashier called the “liars’ table” put it to me in the familiar Winston County way. “The women,” he said of Mr. Moore’s accusers, were lying to make him look like a sexual predator. “Groping,” he added, “used to be all right anyway.” The Free State of Winston is Alabama’s most distinctive political culture, and now...
  • Fusion GPS tried to tie Trump to Clinton’s pedophile pal Epstein as part of smear campaign

    12/10/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton. Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita...
  • INSIDE TRUMP’S HOUR-BY-HOUR BATTLE FOR SELF-PRESERVATION

    12/09/2017 1:38:02 PM PST · by madprof98 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/9/17 | MAGGIE HABERMAN, GLENN THRUSH and PETER BAKER
    As he ends his first year in office, Mr. Trump is redefining what it means to be president. He sees the highest office in the land much as he did the night of his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton — as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, and Twitter is his Excalibur. Despite all his bluster, he views himself less as a titan dominating the world stage than a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously, according to interviews with 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress. For other presidents, every day...
  • WSJ Editorial Board Calls for Robert Mueller to Step Down After FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts

    12/07/2017 8:25:38 AM PST · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | ADAM SHAW
    The Wall Street Journal increased the pressure on embattled FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Tuesday with a scathing op-ed from its editorial board, calling on Mueller to resign over the controversy surrounding a lead investigator’s anti-Trump texts. The New York Times and the Washington Post reported over the weekend that Mueller dismissed FBI agent Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts he sent to an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an extramarital affair. Since then, outlets have reported that Strzok was involved in the interview of former national security Michael Flynn, who was charged last week for lying to the...
  • Feminist Writer: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, And Mark Halperin

    12/05/2017 5:11:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Let’s start with a general baseline here: sexual harassment is unacceptable. The creeps have to go. Period. This is beyond dispute. As more and more women come forward detailing horrific stories of harassment and in some cases assault, the dominos are falling. Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin, fixtures of American political journalism and the morning shows have fallen after lurid and depraved tales of harassment came to light. Harvey Weinstein, the once top-Hollywood producer, was the first to fall in this reckoning that’s sweeping the world. Yet, there is some silver lining regarding the political angle of this;...
  • A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

    12/05/2017 10:00:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | ROBERT P. GEORGE and SHERIF GIRGIS
    You need the First Amendment precisely when your ideas offend others or flout the majority’s orthodoxies. And then it protects more than your freedom to speak your mind; it guards your freedom not to speak the mind of another. Thus, in classic “compelled speech” rulings, the Supreme Court has protected the right not to be forced to say, do or create anything expressing a message one rejects. Most famously, in West Virginia v. Barnette (1943), it barred a state from denying Jehovah’s Witnesses the right to attend public schools if they refused to salute the flag. In Wooley v. Maynard...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...