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  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

    08/13/2018 9:05:51 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2018 | ASHRAF KHALIL, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN
    Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • Trump cannot even commemorate Charlottesville correctly (race-baiting thrash)

    08/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12th 2018 | Jenifer Rubin
    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil — or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base. Trump unleashed a furious backlash a year ago when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were “very fine people, on both sides” (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was “blame on both sides.” Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter,...
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Live coverage: White nationalists, counter-protesters rally in DC

    08/12/2018 1:32:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | The Hill Staff
    Far-right protesters and counter-protesters have descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Earlier in the day on Sunday, hundreds of counter-protesters took part in demonstrations across the city as white nationalists prepared for their rally. Apparent smoke bombs set off at white nationalist rally Updated: 4:18 p.m. The Hill witnessed what appeared to be at least one smoke bomb go off at the beginning of the "Unite the Right 2." Someone appears to have set off a smoke bomb at the center of an anti-fascist protest. 'Unite the Rally...
  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own .. Tired of FBI Stalling

    08/09/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling. ( Full title ). ... New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling. .... The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound. This lack of urgency by the FBI forced the local police action. ... Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a...
  • Airbnb says it may kick out 'Unite the Right' rally participants in DC: report

    08/09/2018 11:00:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 08/09/18 01:46 PM EDT | By Michael Burke
    Airbnb warned participants heading to Washington, D.C., to participate in this weekend's white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally that the company may cancel their reservations and remove their accounts if they are caught violating Airbnb's policies. The company said in a statement to ABC News that it will take “appropriate action” if it identifies users who are “pursuing behavior on the Airbnb platform that would be antithetical to the Airbnb Community Commitment.” Airbnb says all of its users are required to agree to its Community Commitment, which includes treating "everyone in the Airbnb community — regardless of their race, religion,...
  • Giuliani: This Case Isn't Going To Fizzle, It's Going To Blow Up On Mueller

    08/09/2018 6:20:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Posted By Ian Schwartz
    Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump, appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to explain why the legal team rejected special counsel Robert Mueller's term for an interview. Giuliani said the "real story" is that the case isn't going to fizzle, "it's going to blow up on them," referring to the Mueller team. "The reality is, the real story is not that this case isn’t going to fizzle," he said to host Sean Hannity. "It's going to blow up on them. The real question is, what we talked about before, there's a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about...
  • Fmr. Obama Aide: Trump White House “Has Highest Crime Rate” in DC

    08/09/2018 4:22:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How long did Matthew Miller lay in bed last night working up his line? The former spokesman for Eric Holder seemed giddy with schadenfreude-fueled excitement as he came out with it on today’s Morning Joe. Referring to the fact that GOP Rep. Chris Collins has been charged with making an insider-trading phone call while on White House grounds, and that former NSA Michael Flynn allegedly lied to the FBI in an interview at the White House, Miller said: “You could make a case that the White House compound now has the highest crime rate of any neighborhood in Washington.”Get the...
  • JFK Jr. didn’t die! He runs QAnon! And he’s No. 1 Trump fan, OMG!!!

    08/07/2018 3:24:13 PM PDT · by TomServo · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/2018 | Avi Selk
    Now that everyone knows about QAnon — now that, ahem, a certain national newspaper has published at least a dozen articles about QAnon in the span of four days — we need to ask why not everyone is convinced the conspiracy theory is true. Maybe it’s because QAnon is too true. Like, there’s just too much truth crammed into a single conspiracy theory alleging that President Trump is secretly waging war on an evil cabal of liberals who rig the elections, and run the CIA, and abduct children, and hid all the UFOs, and killed Princess Diana, and did Hurricane...
  • Newseum apologizes for selling ‘fake news’ T-shirts

    08/04/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/18 | John Bowden
    The directors of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., have apologized and taken down shirts bearing the slogan "You Are Very Fake News" after facing widespread public backlash for the merchandise on Friday. A Saturday statement on the Newseum's website noted that the shirt would be removed from the museum's gift shop and online store, and apologized for selling the shirt, which bears President Trump's popular derision aimed at members of the news media. "The Newseum has removed the 'You Are Very Fake News' T-shirts from the gift shop and online. We made a mistake and we apologize," the statement reads....
  • Journalists spend Friday evening yelling at the Newseum gift shop...

    08/04/2018 8:22:39 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/3/2018 | Becket Adams
    Journalist Twitter is angry again. The target this time is the 'Newseum'. Its museum’s gift shop now sells President Trump-related paraphernalia, including “Make America Great Again” hats. It also sells T-shirts reading, “You Are Fake News." ..Reporters and pundits are very upset about the merchandise, because Trump is the bad man, and the bad man is not allowed in the clubhouse. Many in the press responded Friday evening in the normal fashion. They tweeted self-righteous declarations, self-indulgent proclamations, and even threats. The New York Times’ Michael Barbaro tweeted, “This is a very bad idea [Newseum] – you exist to honor,...
  • Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring (WAPO)

    08/05/2018 10:14:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/4/2018 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Ashley Parker,
    In private, President Trump spent much of the past week brooding, as he often does. He has been anxious about the Russia ­investigation’s widening fallout, with his former campaign chairman standing trial. And he has fretted that he is failing to accrue enough political credit for what he claims as triumphs. At rare moments of introspection for the famously self-centered president, Trump has also expressed to confidants lingering unease about how some in his orbit — including his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. — are ensnared in the Russia probe, in his assessment simply because of their ­connection to him.
  • Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution Condemning White House Attacks on Media (tr)

    08/05/2018 10:20:24 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 1, 2018 | David Rutz
    Full Title: Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution Condemning White House Attacks on Media: ‘The Press Is Not the Enemy’ A group of 10 Democratic senators introduced a resolution Wednesday calling on President Donald Trump to not restrict media access to the White House and affirm "the importance of a free and unfettered press." The resolution is a response to the White House's decision to bar CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from an open press event last week. It was a punitive measure after Collins asked Trump questions at an Oval Office photo op about a discussion with his former lawyer Michael Cohen...
  • Broadway performers plan protest outside the White House (Rosie Alert)

    08/03/2018 12:40:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 08/03/18 | MARK KENNEDY
    <p>Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday — but from outside the White House in protest.</p> <p>The group will sing “The People’s Song” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ″A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” from Lafayette Park.</p>
  • Trump to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Stop Mueller probe 'right now'

    08/01/2018 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 118 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/01/2018 | Tucker Higgins | @tuckerhiggins
    Trump calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller's Russia probe immediately, escalating his attacks on the inquiry. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now," the president tweets. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!" The president's attacks on the special counsel have escalated in recent weeks. Trump's attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, made headlines on Monday saying that "collusion is not a crime." ================================================================================ President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to...
  • Strzok argued to keep FBI privileges

    08/01/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation because of his extreme political bias – vowing to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president –insisted on retaining his FBI security clearance and other authorities while working with the special counsel team. [snip] “We know Strzok can’t be trusted and the special counsel should tell us if Strzok abused his special authorities to target President Trump.” After his reassignment to Mueller’s office, Strzok asked in a series of emails that he retain all the authorities he held as a deputy assistant director (DAD) in the counterintelligence division (CD),...