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  • Democrats Demand Bill With Gun Confiscations, Expanded Background Checks

    03/01/2018 7:42:15 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 185 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2018
    Senate Democrats offered their ante Thursday in the renewed gun control debate, saying any bill must expand background checks and allow court-ordered gun confiscations while demanding a vote on a semi-automatic rifle ban Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York said his Democratic caucus is prepared to provide a “very large” number of votes for those priorities. “This is what we think should be done. This is the right thing to do” Mr. Schumer said.
  • President Trump Meets with Bipartisan Members of Congress to Discuss School and Community Safety

    03/01/2018 6:45:16 AM PST · by dynoman · 109 replies
    White House Trump Administration ^ | 2-28-18 | White House
    Watch the video before commenting on any media lies and interpretations of what Trump said. We owe it to ourselves and Trump to do at least that. I've read so many comments here where people actually believed what the media said Trump said. It's pretty sad those commenters don't take the time to vet the media's lies and misinterpretations.
  • Many ideas, some good & some not so good, emerged from our bipartisan meeting on school safety...

    03/01/2018 4:05:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account | March 1, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Many ideas, some good & some not so good, emerged from our bipartisan meeting on school safety yesterday at the White House. Background Checks a big part of conversation. Gun free zones are proven targets of killers. After many years, a Bill should emerge. Respect 2nd Amendment! 6:53 AM - 1 Mar 2018
  • BREAKING VIDEO: Sheriff Scott Israel Spoke Arabic At Muslim Gathering

    03/01/2018 5:42:40 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 138 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    A video has surfaced of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel attending a meeting of Muslims, where both Israel and one of his deputies spoke in Arabic. The deputy said that Israel pledged to keep young people out of jail and to put “God first, your family second and the community third.” Israel credits his deputy Nezar Hamze as a likeminded individual who is on the same mission as Israel. Israel compares himself and Hamze to lions on a mission. Both Israel and Namze boast that they keep young people out of jail, rather than put them in. “I want you...
  • Putin boasts of new nukes that can strike anywhere in the world

    03/01/2018 5:53:23 AM PST · by tlozo · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Vladimir Putin warned the West Thursday that Russia has developed a high tech new arsenal — including a supersonic nuclear weapon that can reach any spot on Earth while avoiding missile-defense systems. Delivering his annual State of the Union address, the Russian president said his country was prepared to use its nukes if attacked, and added that Moscow would consider a nuclear attack on its allies as a nuclear attack on the Motherland — and would retaliate immediately. “I want to tell all those who have fueled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages...
  • US Awards $73M Contract for Border Wall Work in New Mexico

    03/01/2018 1:20:20 AM PST · by BeauBo · 77 replies
    AP via US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday. Existing vehicle barriers west of the Santa Teresa port of entry will be replaced with taller bollard-style barriers.
  • Scoop: Besieged Sessions dines with Rosenstein in show of solidarity

    02/28/2018 5:05:22 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 165 replies
    Axios ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | staff
    If Donald Trump finally follows through on his rage and fires Jeff Sessions, the image with this story will be printed in history books. Tonight at 7:35pm, the Attorney General strode into a high-end Washington restaurant to dine with his deputy Rod Rosenstein and the Solicitor General Noel Francisco. The symbolism was unmistakable: the three top ranking officials in the Justice Department appearing together in a show of solidarity on the same day Trump is publicly and privately raging about Sessions. When Trump sees this photo he'll have to absorb a concept that some of his aides have been trying...
  • Walmart raises minimum age for buying firearms

    02/28/2018 3:58:20 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 190 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2018 | Reuters staff
    Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it was raising the minimum age at which customers could buy firearms and ammunition to 21 years. The U.S. retailer is also removing items from its website resembling assault-style rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys, it said in a statement.
  • Sessions pushes back on Trump after 'disgraceful' insult

    02/28/2018 10:52:52 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 187 replies
    Responding to Trump's tweet, the attorney general said in a statement that the Justice Department "initiated the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against this department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary." "As long as I am the attorney general, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution," Sessions said.
  • Trump: 'Take the guns first, go through due process second'

    02/28/2018 2:10:16 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 352 replies
    <p>President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.</p> <p>“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.</p>
  • Hope Hicks to Resign as White House Communications Director

    02/28/2018 1:54:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 121 replies
    NYT ^ | February 28, 2018 | Maggie Haberman
    Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning. Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one of the few aides who understood his personality and style and could challenge the president to change his views. Ms. Hicks had been considering leaving for several months. She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would...
  • Trump says ‘bump stocks’ are gone, may use executive order to ban device

    02/28/2018 1:26:19 PM PST · by Simon Green · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/28/31 | Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim
    President Trump launched into a freewheeling, televised strategy session with lawmakers over the issue of guns by declaring that he will unilaterally bar so-called “bump stocks” and asking Congress to send him one “terrific” bill aimed at reducing gun violence. “I’m going to write that out,” Trump said of bump stocks — devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire like fully automatic weapons — while speaking to lawmakers gathered at the White House for a much-touted summit on gun safety. Saying he can bar bump stocks with an executive order, Trump added: “You won’t have to worry about bump stocks.”...
  • Monthlies the Campaign to Expand Them Painlessly [FReepathon New Monthly Campaign]

    02/28/2018 12:53:56 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 13 replies
    My own thoughts | 02/28/2018 | DoughtyOne
    Dear FReepers and Lurkers; As you all know, we are in the midst of another Freep-a-thon.  The going is slower than we would like, but we are getting there. FReepers have stood by this forum for decades now.  That's because we use this as a major source of news here in the United States and from around the world.  We know that we will read what was reported, and discuss it.  If the MSM is trying to slip something by, one or more of our FReepers will catch it and address it.  If something isn't reported, our FReepers will raise...
  • Teacher in custody after 'shots fired' report at Dalton High School; no students in danger

    02/28/2018 10:00:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 147 replies
    WSBTV ^ | February 28, 2018
    . - Police say a teacher is in custody after reports of shots fired at Dalton High School. Dalton police said a teacher was barricaded inside of a classroom. No children were injured. We have a reporter and photographer on the way to the scene -- Stay with Channel 2 Action News for updates on this developing story. The area inside the school was evacuated and there were no students in danger. The school was placed on lock down. Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene. Students were taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center, police said. Parents should go...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR funded. [FReepathon LIX]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! The Trump presidency is off to a great start and 2018 will bring great strides: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of...
  • Trump slams Sessions for using 'Obama guy' to investigate 'massive FISA abuse'

    02/28/2018 8:11:12 AM PST · by Magnatron · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 February 2018 | Judson Berger
    President Trump put Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in his political crosshairs on Wednesday, blasting him for tapping an “Obama guy” to investigate allegations of government surveillance abuse. The president was reacting to Sessions revealing a day earlier that the Justice Department’s inspector general will investigate the allegations, in light of memos released on Capitol Hill about FBI and DOJ efforts to obtain FISA warrants to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser. “Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports...
  • Podesta Threatens Jared Kushner on Twitter

    02/27/2018 7:09:03 PM PST · by katnip · 188 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/27/2018 | John Podesta
    I took this as a threat, as did many others on Twitter. Reported to Secret Service, FBI, DOJ etc. Not sure how to post properly (after all these years) but here goes "Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Michael Savage Unveils Platform for Possible California Senate Run: Borders, Langua

    02/26/2018 6:14:39 PM PST · by bitt · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/2018 | aaron klein
    NEW YORK — As Michael Savage contemplates a run for the U.S. Senate in California, the radio star on Monday unveiled a platform of borders, language and culture. In an email to Breitbart News, Savage outlined his plan for the Golden State if he decides to jump into the race: Seal the borders, build the wall like a citadel, deport illegal aliens. English is the only language permitted on government documents, including ballots used for voting. Again: English only voting Fix the homeless problem in the big cities of California – get rid of the needles, feces and trash off...
  • Sheriff Scott Israel battling calls to resign as blame shifts in wake of FL high school shooting

    02/26/2018 9:41:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 167 replies
    FoX ^ | February 26, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Calls for the Broward sheriff to resign intensify. The vocal sheriff who has criticized everyone from local politicians to the NRA to one of his own officers in the wake of the Florida high school shooting is facing the pressure himself Monday, as calls mount for him to resign amid reports about his department’s alleged incompetence in stopping the gunman. The heat against Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is coming from all angles, including from a survivor of the attack who told Fox News that he “failed to act on so many different levels” and from dozens of state lawmakers...
  • Federal civil rights law protects gay workers, U.S. appeals court rules

    02/26/2018 8:26:50 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies ^ | 02/26/2018 | Reuters
    A U.S. appeals court in Manhattan on Monday ruled that a federal law banning sex bias in the workplace also prohibits discrimination against gay employees, becoming only the second court to do so. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled prior decisions and said that a worker’s sex is necessarily a factor in discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ruling went against a court brief filed by the Trump administration in 2017 that said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not intended to provide protections to gay workers. The 2nd Circuit revived a lawsuit by...