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  • Cath Cauc: Is the Dictator Pope about to launch an attack on the faithful Bishops of Kazakhstan

    01/03/2018 12:17:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 3, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    Is the Dictator Pope about to launch an attack on the faithful Bishops of Kazakhstan - an attack of "fake news" and a media smear campaign? From Fra Cristoforo at Anonimi Della Cruce. It is a computer translation on which I have done a little editing. The quiet before the storm. What Bergoglio is preparing for the three Bishops of the Official Correction "of Fra Cristoforo There was no imagining it; -- all this silence on the part of the Vatican media (and those closely related to them) on the subject of the Official Correction. In fact, Bergoglio prepares...
  • Sanctuary state policies come at a cost

    01/03/2018 12:16:32 PM PST · by Mark · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/3/2018 | Editorial
    Editorial Sanctuary state policies come at a cost Consistent with campaign promises, the first year of Trump’s presidency saw a noticeable uptick in immigration enforcement. Unfortunately, much of it was against noncriminal undocumented immigrants. According to data released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency last month, both arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants without a criminal conviction increased significantly from prior years. Of the 143,470 administrative arrests made in fiscal year 2017, more than one in four of those arrested did not have a criminal conviction, with 10.8 percent not having any criminal record at all. Notably, “at-large”...
  • Survivors of 1993 Waco siege describe

    01/03/2018 12:10:11 PM PST · by Aliska · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2018 | Pearson Wilking Effron
    When the sun rose on April 19, 1993, it marked the 51st day of a standoff between dozens of federal agents and members of an apocalyptic religious sect called the Branch Davidians, who had barricaded themselves in their compound outside Waco, Texas.
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • Punisher Actor Addresses Character's Place In Gun Rights Issues & The Alt-Right

    01/03/2018 12:00:35 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    Newsarama Films & TV ^ | 01/03/18 | By Chris Arrant, Editor
    The Punisher star Jon Bernthal has spoken out about the connection between the gun-toting Marvel character the current debate on gun violence in the United States, telling Esquire that he is for gun-rights - and owns one himself - but he believes there are unresolved issues in the United States' gun laws. “I’m a gun owner. I have a gun in my house to keep my family safe. I’m trained in that gun’s use. I know how to keep it away from my kids, and I know how to use it if I need to," Bernthal explained. ”Should there be...
  • Bannon said there's 'zero' chance Trump didn't know about Don Jr.'s Russia meeting: report

    01/03/2018 11:59:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 106 replies ^ | 01/03/18 | Max Greenwood
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said there was "zero" chance that President Trump was not aware of a controversial 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between one of his sons and a Russian lawyer, according to a new book. According to MSNBC, which tweeted an excerpt from Michael Wolff's upcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," Bannon said that it was likely Donald Trump Jr. took lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and others up to his father's office during the meeting. “The chance that Don. Jr did not walk these Jumos up to his father’s office on the...
  • Unhinged Disney Visitors Scream at Robo-Trump in Hall of Presidents (video)

    01/03/2018 11:58:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/29/2017 | Megan Fox
    I knew this would happen the minute I saw that the robo-Trump animatronic likeness was ready to join the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World. First, there were rumors that Disney actually made a Hillary-bot (expecting her to win) and then had to rig it to look like Trump. They failed. It doesn't. But I predicted that the next controversy to hit Disney World would be related to the Trump-bot (and I told several people to wait for it because it's coming). The Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) sufferers aren't going to let you and your tots have a nice...
  • Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be

    01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 3, 2018 | James Risen
    I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us. Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be. I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.
  • Judges deny Dem. motion to reconsider tied Va. House race

    01/03/2018 11:50:04 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 3, 2018 12:39 pm | Max Smith | @amaxsmith
    The disputed ballot that ended the race in a tie. Democrat Shelly Simonds had asked the court to reverse course and declare her the winner. (Ballot in court documents) WASHINGTON — A recount court has denied Democrat Shelly Simonds’ request to reconsider its finding that Virginia’s 94th District House race ended in a tie at 11,608 votes. The ruling, issued Wednesday, means the random drawing scheduled to decide the outcome of the recount between Simonds and Republican Del. David Yancey is set to move forward as planned Thursday morning barring any snow-related delays. (The Department of Elections said no schedule...
  • France’s Macron Tells EU ‘Fellow Citizens’ to Resist ‘Nationalists’, Euroskeptics in 2018

    01/03/2018 11:49:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 03 Jan 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Globalist French President Emmanuel Macron told citizens in European Union (EU) countries to resist “nationalists and skeptics” and support him as he pushes for greater integration of the bloc. Breaking from tradition by addressing “fellow citizens” in the EU rather than solely the citizens of the country he was elected to govern, President Macron told television viewers on Sunday evening: “2018 is a very special year, and I will need you this year.” “I need for us, together, not to give way on anything, neither to nationalists nor to the skeptics,” he said, in a thinly veiled attack on Central...
  • Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

    01/03/2018 11:48:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/03/2017 | Staff
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief announced the "end of the sedition" Wednesday as tens of thousands rallied in a show of strength for the country's Islamic rulers after days of deadly unrest. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Guards only intervened "in a limited way" against fewer than 15,000 "trouble-makers" nationwide, adding that a large number had been arrested. The White House declared it would seek new sanctions against those involved in the crackdown. Protests over economic problems broke out in Iran's second city Mashhad last week and quickly spread across the country, turning against the regime as a whole. A...
  • AZ Army National Guard soldiers deploying to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

    01/03/2018 11:47:44 AM PST · by Pollard · 16 replies
    fox 10 Phoenix ^ | Dec 29 2017
    An Arizona Army National Guard unit will begin the New Year in Cuba. They're deploying to Guantanamo Bay for approximately nine months. "There was some discussion some time back about actually shutting it down. Right now that's not what's going to happen so it's still very important for us service members to be prepared to go and continue that mission," said Arizona Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Fidel Zamora. That's exactly what nearly 50 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers will soon be doing. These soldiers leaving for Guantanamo Bay in the coming days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom....
  • Student protester hit by car as she blocked freeway sues UC San Diego

    01/03/2018 11:47:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 79 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/3/2018 | Mark McGreal
    The University of California-San Diego is now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit after an election protest gone wrong. Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trump’s victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper. Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.(snip) In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Flores’s lawyer,...
  • Trump blasts Bannon, says former top aide 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 11:41:44 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 39 replies
    Scope News ^ | 1.3.18 | Chris Agee
    Following the release of excerpts from a forthcoming book in which former White House strategist Steve Bannon unleashed on his former colleagues, President Donald Trump issued a scathing response Wednesday. According to NBC News, the new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was written by columnist Michael Wolff. Bannon is quoted as criticizing individuals close to the president, including Donald Trump Jr., calling his controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign both “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
  • Pension plans can't be the next big taxpayer bailout in America

    01/03/2018 11:39:33 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The Hill - Opinion Page ^ | 1-3-18 | Tom Schatz
    Ten years ago, subprime mortgages went from a little-known form of lending to a precipitating cause of the international banking crisis that led to the Great Recession of 2008 to 2009. Like these mortgages, another relatively obscure financial problem could end up being the next big taxpayer bailout. Unless the funding crisis for multiemployer pension plans is addressed, the “solution” will look more like the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, under which the taxpayers lost $123.8 billion. In his testimony last November in the House, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Director Thomas Reeder wrote, “Legislation is needed to...
  • The India most Indians want

    01/03/2018 11:36:26 AM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Joseph D’Souza
    If you ask most Indians in what kind of society they want to live, they’ll tell you they want to live in a free and tolerant India. Indians want to live in harmony as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and as members of any religion of their choosing. They don’t want to be accused of being anti-nationalist because of their diverse identities and beliefs, or of participating in fraudulent conversions when they practice and share their faith as enjoined in the constitution. Christians want to celebrate Easter and Christmas in peace, in the same way Muslims want to celebrate Ramadan and...
  • My thoughts on what will happen when NPV goes into effect

    01/03/2018 11:35:20 AM PST · by Mafe · 46 replies
    NPV was started back in 2007. Never mind that it already violates the law - as I understand states must get Congressional approval before entering into contracts that affect the federal government. So far, ever since 2007, the Democrat has won the popular vote in every presidential election and in every NPV state. When NPV gets enough states to reach 270, there will be a situation where one candidate wins the popular vote in a state but is denied the electoral votes from that state because of NPV. This alone would be enough to cause a lawsuit, and on top...
  • Heinz packet found inside woman who believed she was suffering from Crohn's

    01/03/2018 11:30:06 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2018 | Katherine Lam
    A woman who thought she was suffering from Crohn’s disease for six years found the “sauce” of the problem when doctors discovered pieces of a Heinz sauce packet in the lining of her intestine. The 41-year-old woman went to doctors after she experienced abdominal pain and bloating that was similar to Crohn’s disease symptoms, an inflammatory bowel disorder, the British Medical Journal said in a report. Doctors at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital in Britain’s Slough monitored the symptoms and gave her standard treatment for the disease — but to no avail. The woman’s symptoms became so severe that doctors...
  • Will you bloody democrats stop claiming that the GOP paid for the Trump dossier????

    01/03/2018 11:24:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-03-18 | DrJohn
    On yesterday's America's Newsroom on Fox, Sandra Smith had a segment in which Rich Lowry and democrat Ben Kissel were discussing the new Papadopoulos canard the NY Times is trying to sell as the spark for the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign. Near the end of the segment Kissel reverted to parroting the claim that the GOP had paid for part of the Trump dossier. That is completely false. One more time for you democrats: Oct. 2015: It was reported late Friday that the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by GOP mega-donor Paul Singer, hired Fusion GPS to...
  • Melania Trump heads back to D.C. in coziest, yet chicest, way

    01/03/2018 11:19:16 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies ^ | 1/2/2018 | Staff
    When we think of winter outfits, we think of sweatpants, UGGs and a big fluffy hat to match. Melania proves otherwise. After spending their Christmas and New Years at the Trump Mar-a-Logo resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the Trump family made their way back to the White House. Even the frigid, winter temperatures of Washington DC (at 20 degrees, ahem) caught up with Melania Trump, who was spotted deplaning Air Force One in a cozy -- and of course, chic -- winter outfit. The first lady took airplane travel to the next level in a tan breasted peacoat, turtleneck and...