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  • Obama:My Netflix Projects Will Help ‘Train the Next Generation of Leaders and Heal Our Divide

    05/24/2018 2:30:49 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/18 | Warner huston
    Barack Obama is speaking out about how he wants to use the film projects he develops with Netflix to heal the political divide and tell America’s stories. Earlier this week, Netflix announced it is partnering with Barack and Michelle Obama to develop original content for the video streaming giant. Initially, no real details were released — including the actual price tag of the contract. But three days later Obama has filled in some of the blanks about his plans, Business Insider reported. Speaking at a Las Vegas tech conference hosted by cybersecurity company Okta, Obama waxed poetic about the “stories”...
  • Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there.

    05/24/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joshua N. Zingher
    With the 2018 midterms months away and the 2020 presidential election cycle approaching rapidly, Democrats are considering how to improve their poor showings in 2014 and 2016. The party has been debating — sometimes heatedly — how to do this. Which voters should they target? How should Democrats target them? But here’s what’s clear: White voters have been fleeing the Democratic Party, and that’s a big reason Democrats are looking to rebound from back-to-back losses. Whites have slowly but consistently moved away from the Democratic Party. These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the...
  • Obama administration was corrupt, more and more evidence reveals daily

    05/22/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2018 | By L. Todd Wood
    There was so much hope in January 2009 when Barack Obama took office. Here was the first black president of the United States, promising to be a leader for all Americans, to halt the rise of the oceans and to be the most transparent administration ever. Even black Americans were saying the Civil War was finally over. Unfortunately for America, it didn’t turn out that way. As more and more evidence is revealed daily on the evening news, it is now very clear the Obama administration was the most corrupt presidency in the history of the republic. As Mr. Obama’s...
  • 16-year-old boy accused of fatally hitting Baltimore County police officer with car

    05/22/2018 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 05/22/18 | Emily Shapiro
    A 16-year-old boy is in custody after being accused of first-degree murder for allegedly hitting a Baltimore County police officer with a car, according to charging documents. Three other suspects -- all teenage boys -- were also taken into custody in connection with the Monday killing of officer Amy Caprio, police said. The incident began as the teen sat in a Jeep Wrangler while the three other suspects burglarized a Baltimore County home, according to the documents. Caprio responded and the teen, Dwanta Anthony Harris, fled down the street, according to the documents. Someone saw the Jeep Wrangler drive...
  • Merkel visits China seeking united front against Trump on trade, Iran

    05/22/2018 7:10:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 22 May 2018 14:18 CEST+02:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel visits China on Thursday, seeking to close ranks with the world’s biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up explosive issues from trade to Iran’s nuclear deal. Finding a common strategy to ward off a trade war and keep markets open will be Merkel’s priority when she meets with President Xi Jinping, as Washington brandishes the threat of imposing punitive tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. “Both countries are in agreement that open markets and rules-based world trade are necessary. That’s the main focus of this trip,” Merkel’s spokeswoman Martina Fietz said in Berlin on...
  • Stopping Robert Mueller to Protect Us All [Wow! Wow! Bill Clinton’s Pollster & Advisor, Mark Penn,

    05/20/2018 6:32:39 PM PDT · by CWW · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-20-2018 | Mark Penn
    he “deep state” is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying, they know a reckoning is coming. At this point, there is little doubt that the highest echelons of the FBI and the Justice Department broke their own rules to end the Hillary Clinton “matter” — but we can expect the inspector general to document what was done or, more pointedly, not done. It is hard to see how a...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

    05/20/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:54 PM | Jon Gambrell
    Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out. […] While never naming Trump, Kerry began his remarks by saying: “Given what’s going on today, I’m glad to be invited anywhere, folks.” He quickly added that the U.S. “needs to build...
  • Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule...

    05/19/2018 1:09:20 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | by Joseph Lawler
    The agency, led by Ben Carson, announced Friday evening that it was withdrawing the assessment tool by which cities and counties are supposed to identify housing discrimination and other problems faced by minorities and other groups. Conservative critics, including Carson, have argued that it represents an unwarranted intrusion of federal government influence into local zoning matters. The Obama version of the rule would have required cities and counties to use the tool, and data provided by the federal government, to spell out exactly which kinds of disparities their citizens faced. For example, if minorities lived in areas that lack public...
  • Jeff Sessions ends Obama-era ‘de facto’ court amnesty for illegal immigrants

    05/19/2018 1:17:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Stephan Dinan
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive to immigration judges Thursday telling them they can no longer shunt deportation cases off onto permanent wait lists and leave illegal immigrants free to roam the U.S. Known as administrative closure, the wait list had become a favorite tactic of the Obama administration, serving to protect low-priority illegal immigrants from deportation. Rather than pursue those cases, government attorneys would propose — and judges would grant — administrative closure by shipping more than 200,000 cases to the suspension list in what analysts said became a de facto amnesty. Mr. Sessions, flexing his attorney general...
  • Nationalist Sadr’s Iraq election wins surprises regional rivals

    05/17/2018 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Ahval (events) ^ | May 16 2018 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Shia populist cleric and Iraqi nationalist Moqtada al Sadr won the May 12 Iraqi elections to the surprise of Iran, Turkey, the United States and many Iraq experts. Sadr is against Israel, the United States and Iran, and also opposes the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi territory. Now he is the kingmaker of Iraq’s elections, winning 54 out of 329 seats in the Iraqi parliament. Washington was hoping Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi would win as a result of his defeat of Islamic State (ISIS), while Iran backed the Conquest alliance headed by the leader of the paramilitary...
  • EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

    05/17/2018 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.17.2018 | cmb/msh (dpa, Reuters, AP)
    European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that the bloc plans to reactivate a law that would seek to block European companies from complying with any sanctions the US would reintroduce against Iran. Juncker’s announcement came during the second day of an EU meeting in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which had already been marked by sharp criticism from European leaders over American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. […] German-headquartered insurance firm Allianz and Danish shopping company Maersk have already said they plan to close operations in Iran in order...
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.
  • Barack Needs to Return to His Roots as an Organizer if Obama Center to Flourish

    05/17/2018 11:03:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Mary Mitchell
    If former President Barack Obama wants the Obama Presidential Center to define his legacy, he’s going to have to let life go full circle. That means climbing off his presidential high horse and returning to his roots as a community organizer. Once Obama announced his library would be in Chicago, it was as if the former president had suddenly turned into a greedy real estate developer. And unfortunately, the manner in which the project was unveiled wasn’t inclusive. Jeanette Taylor, the education director for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Taylor said she asked the former president why he wouldn’t sign...
  • 'I gave the US trucks and ammunition to Al Qaeda': The chaotic US effort to arm Syrian rebels

    05/15/2018 7:18:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 May, 2018 | Hollie McKay
    REYHANLI, Turkey – U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed Obama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS, were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group, according to the man who said he himself brokered the deal. “I communicated with Al Qaeda’s branch, Al Nusra, to protect and safely escort me and my soldiers for two hours from North Aleppo to West Aleppo,” Maj. Anas Ibrahim Obaid, better known on the battlefield as Abu Zayd, told Fox News from his home in the western Aleppo area. “In exchange,...
  • Federal lawsuit filed to block Obama library construction

    05/15/2018 10:41:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Activists filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block construction of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s historic public parklands. Protect Our Parks Inc. accused organizers of an “institutional bait and switch” by initially advertising the center as the 44th president’s official library. “In August 2016, the City and the Park District publically announced that the Obama Presidential Library, promised to include all of the former President’s official records, would be built in Jackson Park,” the lawsuit reads. “Then, in May 2017, after the Defendants’ public announcement that a true ‘Presidential Library’ would be built, the Obamas did an about face...
  • With each bold deal, Trump erodes Obama’s legacy

    05/15/2018 7:21:40 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 41 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/15 | peter lucas
    Progressive critics of President Donald Trump might have felt better about the release of the three U.S. citizens held hostage by North Korea if the president sent over a planeload of cash. That’s the way their hero Barack Obama used to do it when he was president. He was the easiest mark in town as he sleepwalked though eight years of his presidency. If Obama wasn’t paying off terrorists for Americans held hostage, the way he did with the Iranians, he was swapping highvalue Islamic terrorists with the Taliban for a U.S. Army deserter
  • Iranian government-linked group offers $100,000 reward for destroying US embassy in Jerusalem

    05/15/2018 7:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2018 | Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon
    A hardline Iranian organization is reportedly offering a $100,000 reward to any person who bombs the newly opened U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, according to a translation of Farsi language reports. A group known as the Iranian Justice Seeker Student Movement is reported to have disseminated posters calling for an attack on the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, which has been opposed by Palestinian and Iranian officials as an affront to the holy city. "The Student Justice Movement will support anybody who destroy the illegal American embassy in Jerusalem," the poster states in Farsi, Arabic, and English, according to an independent translation...
  • Transgender: AG Sessions Ends Obama’s Mixed-Sex Prison Policy

    05/14/2018 8:07:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ deputies are ending President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose the transgender ideology in federal prisons. Obama’s January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women’s prisons if the men claim a female “gender identity.” Sessions’ revised policy says officials “will use biological sex as the initial determination” when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy document published May 11 by Buzzfeed. Critics said Obama’s transgender policy would have created huge risks of rape because few people who say they are transgender have undergone genital cosmetic...
  • JOHN KERRY Continues Shadow Diplomacy — Pictured Leaving Meeting with Iranian Officials in Paris …

    05/12/2018 11:08:48 AM PDT · by bitt · 131 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/12/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry has been secretly meeting with Iranian officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program. After the news broke last week Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee called on G-men to arrest John Kerry for his treasonous acts. Kerry was working against the Trump administration to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. Earlier this week President Trump withdrew from the sham Iranian nuclear deal. President Trump knew the deal with the Iranian mullahs was not working. Several leading officials have called on the Sessions DOJ to prosecuted John Kerry for...
  • First You Win the Debate

    05/13/2018 7:15:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    The barking and braying of the barnyard baboons in the elite media will continue until they are Trumped again. Exactly how and why they seem to be surprised by a President who is doing precisely what he promised to do remains a curiosity to me. They are shocked that this brute in the White House would actually pull out of the clever deal that the very smart and urbane Obama team carefully crafted with the Mullahs in Iran. Perhaps confronting the reality that the final threads of the Obama legacy are unraveling is just too much for them. It...