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  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Attacks Cong. Ilhan Omar in WaPo Ad

    03/25/2019 5:27:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 25, 2019 | Hana Levi Julian
    “America’s Rabbi” Shmuley Boteach pointed the finger at U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and accused her of blatant anti-Semitism in a public, full-page ad printed in Sunday’s Washington Post just in time for this week’s 2019 American-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington DC. Boteach placed Omar’s own anti-Semitic words alongside some of the most anti-Semitic tropes of all time together with a full-length photo of the freshman Congresswoman. He brought along a copy of the attack ad to the AIPAC conference, waving it at anti-AIPAC demonstrators at the Washington Convention Center as they chanted “Shame on you!” at...
  • Every Democrat Who Voted Against the Born Alive Bill Received Money From Planned Parenthood

    03/25/2019 5:35:38 PM PDT · by OddLane · 28 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/25/19 | Jimmy Lewis
    Kaya Jones, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, claimed in a March 1 tweet that “every single Democrat that voted against the born alive bill received money from Planned Parenthood.” Verdict: True Of the 44 senators who voted against ending debate and proceeding to a vote on the Born Alive bill, 42 were Democrats – all of whom received funding from Planned Parenthood during their latest election cycle. Fact Check: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced to the Senate on Jan. 31 by Republican Sen. Ben Sasse. The legislation came after a Virginia delegate faced backlash for...
  • Marines Forced to Cut Readiness to Pay For Hurricane Damage, Unplanned Expenses

    03/25/2019 3:41:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 22, 2019 2:42 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Memo: Marines Forced to Cut Readiness to Pay For Hurricane Damage, Unplanned Expenses By: Megan Eckstein Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks with a Marine during an exercise in Bridgeport, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019. Gen. Neller observed mountain warfare cold weather training and discussed ways to optimize training. This post has been updated to include a statement from Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer. The Marine Corps is facing “fiscal challenges without precedent” this year due to unexpected expenses forced on the small service by the Pentagon, the White House and Congress, and the commandant is looking...
  • Distinguished person of the week: The system worked

    03/24/2019 2:31:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 24 March 2019 | Jennifer Rubin
    So far, so good. President Trump has inflicted immense damage on the rule of law and on our democratic norms, but to date the system — Trump calls it the “deep state,” the rest of us call it constitutional government — has held. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, despite threats, insults and president’s refusal to sit for an interview, completed his work. He racked up 37 indictments, convictions or plea deals (nearly 200 charges) from three Russian companies and other individuals, including the president’s former campaign chief, his former deputy campaign chief, his former national security adviser and his...
  • Goaltender Braden Holtby says he won’t visit White House with Capitals on Monday

    03/23/2019 8:12:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    Wash, Post ^ | March 22, 2019
    Canadian goaltender Braden Holtby said he will not visit the White House with his Washington Capitals teammates, joining forwards Brett Connolly and Devante Smith-Pelly as players who have declined the invitation to honor the team’s Stanley Cup victory Monday. “I’ve got to stay true to my values, and I’m going to respectfully decline the offer,” Holtby said Friday morning. “In saying that, it’s a tough situation for everyone to be in, to be forced to make a decision of that standing. You’re a team and you want to stick together no matter what, so I hope everyone kind of blows...
  • Journalism Dies in Self-Importance: Today’s media embrace the darkness of their own biases.

    03/23/2019 7:11:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | March 22, 2019 | Lance Morrow
    I suppose it’s true that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as the Washington Post’s slogan says. But journalism may also die, by morphing into forms that can no longer be described as journalism. Journalism may come to mean a crooked scandal sheet, or high-minded propaganda. Sometimes squalor and self-righteousness are equally disreputable. The Post’s apothegm, somehow off-kilter, with its alliteration and self-importance, was a purposeful bit of branding, designed to claim high ground and to poke a thumb in President Trump’s eye every morning. Such partisan intent detracts from the slogan’s claim to universality. The self-serving implication—the notion that, against the...
  • JW Uncovers Classified Info on Clinton Email Server [Weekly Update]

    03/23/2019 9:32:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 22, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Police: Attack on Tucker Carlson’s Home Was ‘Suspected Hate Crime’ Obama Judge Frees Illegal Alien Who Got License with Fake Doc Justice Department Misconduct, the Chicago Way Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. She even declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody...
  • Giuliani spreads misleading video alleging Ilhan Omar took classes in terrorism (NOT misleading)

    03/22/2019 11:22:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Wapo ^ | Colby Itkowitz and John Wagner
    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor and now President Trump’s attorney, shared a misleading video clip on Twitter late Thursday night that has spread on right-wing conspiracy sites claiming that Rep. Ilhan Omar took classes on terrorism. In retweeting the video, Giuliani, who was mayor during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, wrote: “What is she laughing at in recalling her terrorism classes? This represents the future of the Democrat Party? God help us.” A liberal Democrat from Minnesota, Omar is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year and the first to wear...
  • Washington-Post: Beto Tried to Feed His Wife a Turd

    03/21/2019 11:25:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    kprc radio ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | Ken Webster jr
    Did Beto O'Rourke do something to piss off the liberal media? Last week Reuters released a report detailing how the Presidential hopeful wrote an article about how he enjoys murdering people back when he was a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker organization. More specifically, he said all women are "sluts" who have "AIDS" and he felt obligated to warn the local "Nazi skins" community about this information. How a new report from the Washington Post suggests Beto O'Rourke is some kind of fecalfeliac, obsessed with playing with the feces of others. Fox News reports: Democratic presidential...
  • WATCH: College Students Say Ocasio-Cortez, Not Pelosi, Is Face of Democratic Party

    03/21/2019 1:53:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/19
    Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi losing her grip on the Democratic Party? Students at Georgetown University apparently think so. Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips visited the campus in Washington, D.C., to ask people about the intra-party struggle between the old guard, like Pelosi (D-Calif.), and more progressive, far-left lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her outspoken freshmen colleagues. Students were asked: “Between Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who do you view as the face of the Democrat Party?” The results went overwhelmingly in the freshman congresswoman's favor. “She’s got the people. We’re in a time of extremes, she’s pulling pretty...
  • Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing to Ted Cruz

    03/20/2019 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/19 | Daniel Chaitin
    2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last year. The revelation comes in a lengthy Washington Post report which divulged new details on the road trip the former congressman took after his defeat in the midterm elections and the ensuing "funk." During a January stop in New Mexico which did not make it into his blog, O'Rourke, 46, ate the local dirt, which the report said is believed to have "regenerative powers." He also brought some of this New Mexican dirt home to his family to eat.
  • Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

    03/20/2019 4:22:01 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 March 2019 | Jake Gibson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News – despite initial plans to step down by now. Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice.
  • "Dangerous Nuclear Schemes"

    03/19/2019 1:19:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 18, 2019 at 4:00 am | Peter Huessy
    "Dangerous Nuclear Schemes" by Peter Huessy The proposed policies, if adopted by the new leadership in the House, would certainly fracture whatever consensus exists today to modernize America's strategic nuclear deterrent -- and at a time when both Russia and China are charging ahead militarily, and Iran and North Korea are racing toward a deliverable nuclear weapons capability. If the United States chooses to eliminate its land-based missiles, as arms control advocates have proposed, it would dramatically and dangerously simplify an adversary's targeting calculus. The US would be reducing more than 500 distinct American-based nuclear-related targets -- including 450 Minuteman...
  • Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

    03/19/2019 7:38:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2019 | Jake Gibson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News – despite initial plans to step down by now. Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice. He remains at the DOJ as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe enters what is widely believed to be its final phases. There...
  • Gov. Hogan: Park Service does ‘terrible job’ with BW Parkway

    03/19/2019 5:03:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | March 18, 2019 11:26 pm | Rob Woodfork
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pulled no punches Monday when commenting on the infamous pothole problem that plagues the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, once again raising the idea that the state should take over maintenance of the federal parkway. Hogan told FOX 5 that though the park service does well with parks, it does a “terrible job” of maintaining the B.W. Parkway, which has seen no substantive efforts to repair the cratered road surface because, as the Park Service said last week, “financial needs far outweigh available funding.” “We want to improve the capacity all the way from Washington to...
  • The Donald and the La Raza Judge

    06/06/2016 10:12:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right. On May 27,...
  • Easier Metro access, more regional bike trails approved as Md. pushes back on free toll plan

    03/16/2019 10:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 20, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to alleviate traffic for tens of thousands of D.C.-area commuters were approved Wednesday, but not before Maryland attempted to eliminate a provision pushing for uniform tolling practices across the region’s express lanes. The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals developed over the last two years to reduce traffic jams and get people from home to work or other activities faster and with more efficiency. “The first step, a concrete effort, toward the projects, programs and policies this region [will] fund and implement in the coming years,” said...
  • SCOOP: Antifa Planning ‘Halloween Party’ Protest at Tucker Carlson’s Home on Friday Evening

    03/14/2019 6:35:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/14/19 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Antifa is planning to hold a “Halloween party” themed protest at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday evening, The Gateway Pundit has learned. The group is calling for people to meet at a church near Carlson’s home at 6 p.m. in Halloween costumes. The group will then walk together to his home.Far-left groups previously protested outside Carlson’s family home in November. The television personality was not home at the time, but his wife was.The group threatened Carlson and demanded that he leave town, saying that “tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.” They...
  • Here Are 5 Hysterical Environmentalist Claims in Modern History

    03/12/2019 1:46:20 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 11, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Peddlers of the Green New Deal know that the only way for their radical agenda to become reality is if Americans buy into the wildest claims of climate extremists. It’s clear that some of the most enthusiastic supporters of this radical agenda are young people. This was on full display in the now viral video of a meeting between Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and a group of children from the Sunrise Movement.
  • We should be outraged by Fox and its apologists

    03/13/2019 7:00:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Jennifer Rubin
    Newly released recordings of Tucker Carlson — the third set made public in as many days — feature the prominent Fox News host joking about having sex with a teenage beauty pageant contestant. In the tapes, Carlson also makes a series of sexist, misogynist and cruel remarks about the young woman, who was a contestant in a 2007 Miss Teen USA competition. . . . The unearthed audio is the latest in a series of tumultuous revelations that began Sunday, when Media Matters released audio of Carlson degrading women and flippantly discussing child rape in old radio interviews. On Monday,...