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  • Trump says he dreams about Biden running again, Obama 'took him out of the garbage heap'

    07/19/2018 10:14:30 AM PDT · by bkopto · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/19/2018 | adam shaw
    President Trump ripped Joe Biden in newly aired interview comments, saying running against the ex-vice president in 2020 would be a “dream” and claiming former President Barack Obama “took him out of the garbage heap” in 2008. “Well, I dream, I dream about Biden. That's a dream,” Trump said in an interview with CBS News, when asked about a Biden bid. “Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than one percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have it be Biden.”
  • Adrian Cronauer, depicted in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies at 79

    07/19/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Gendreau
    Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey, actor and Pentagon adviser whose story as a radio host during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” helping make its star Robin Williams a household name, died Wednesday in Troutville. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Jeff Hunt, a longtime Roanoke radio announcer who hired Cronauer at Roanoke FM station WPVR. He said Cronauer had been in a nursing home. “Goooooooood morning Vietnam,” was the signature sign-on Cronauer used hosting “Dawn Buster” from 1965-6 in Saigon. Williams’ portrayal of the fictional Cronauer cemented the line in American culture, associating...
  • Senate Democrats Push National Catch-and-Release Bill

    07/19/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 18 | Neil Munro
    Senate Democrats are rallying behind a “family reunification” bill which promises a policy of catch-and-release for nearly all migrants who bring their children over the border. The bill would allow the migrant parents to stay in the United States until their children’s legal pleas are finally resolved. That legal stay could last for several years if the courts’ existing two-year backlog of 700,000 cases is increased by many migrants eager to accept the Democrats’ catch-and-release invite. snip The Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act, is sponsored by California Sen. Kamala Harris, Oregon Sen. Jeff...
  • CNN analyst Chris Cillizza posts, deletes tweet showing Trump in crosshairs (flasback)

    07/19/2018 7:04:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | May 15, 2018 | Pauline Dedaj
  • Will Congress ever hold our federal agencies accountable for contempt?

    07/19/2018 7:00:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/2018 | Jonathan Turley
    FBI official Peter Strzok’s recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee continued a time-honored practice of elected members of Congress doing nothing about the open contempt of federal departments or agencies and their unelected officials. Strzok was just the latest in a long procession of officials, from both Democratic and Republican administrations, who refused to answer questions, produce documents, or otherwise comply with the constitutional authority of Congress to exercise oversight. Aside from outraged words of protest or toothless sense-of-Congress resolutions, none — not one — has suffered any serious consequences. Strzok’s defiance began over a simple number: how many...
  • Illegal aliens register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/18/2018 3:36:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    The San Francisco Bee ^ | 18 July 2018 | Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”
  • Trump Wanted a Summit With Putin. He Got Way More Than He Bargained For

    07/19/2018 5:37:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 19 July 2018 | Brian Bennett
    ‘Who do you believe?’ It was a simple question, asked of President Trump by a seasoned reporter, but it sent a jolt through the assembled media at the July 16 press conference held at an ornate palace in Helsinki. Vladimir Putin had just denied again that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. America’s Justice Department, intelligence community and both chambers of Congress have concluded, definitively, that the Kremlin had done it. Who did Trump trust more? This was the moment for the President to deliver a forceful rebuke to America’s long-standing adversary. Instead, Trump replied: “I have confidence...
  • House expresses support for ICE, denounces calls to abolish agency

    07/18/2018 1:36:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    The GOP-controlled House passed a resolution Wednesday putting the chamber on record in support for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has become a whipping post for the left-wing of the Democratic Party. The non-binding resolution, authored by Rep. Clay Higgins, celebrated the work of an agency that still has the support of most Americans, but has recently come under heavy fire from Democrats over the role it plays in enforcing federal immigration laws. “For weeks now the abolish ICE movement has been growing in popularity on the left with many Democrats embracing this radical policy stance,” Mr. Higgins...
  • Shocking Occult Symbolism of the EU

    07/19/2018 1:07:26 AM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Red Green Aliance ^ | May 18, 2016 | editorial staff
    Today’s blog is a little bit ‘out there’ so be forewarned. The EU Parliament Building has a shocking similarity to the Tower of Babel of numerous ancient cultures, which I hope to prove on the balance of evidence was intentional, despite EU protestations to the contrary. This can only lead to a deeper discussion of not only why they would wish this to be the case, but what their intentions for Europe are, and what ideology drives them. You will be shocked at what you are about to discover. Let’s take our first step down the rabbit-hole.
  • Philadelphia's soda tax upheld by state Supreme Court

    07/18/2018 9:13:55 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 13 replies
    6abc.com (WPVI-TV) ^ | July 18, 2018 | Gray Hall
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge to the soda tax by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does not illegally duplicate another existing tax.
  • Jeb Bush: 'Extraordinary sign of weakness’ for Trump to consider Putin's request to interview..

    07/18/2018 7:07:06 PM PDT · by bkopto · 117 replies
    the Hill ^ | 7/18/2018 | brett samuels
    Jeb Bush blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for indicating it's considering an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin to observe questioning of indicted Russians in exchange for allowing Russian authorities to question American citizens. "Not dismissing this absurd request out of hand is an extraordinary sign of weakness by an American president," Bush tweeted. At a joint press conference in Finland, Putin said he’d be willing to allow U.S. law enforcement to travel to Russia and observe the questioning of suspects implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. In exchange, Putin said he’d want access to U.S. citizens for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 July 2018

    07/18/2018 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ STALLION OVERHEAD Marines prepare to attach a concrete barrier to a CH-53E Super Stallion during helicopter external load training at Arta Beach, Djibouti, Feb. 16, 2017. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 11, and the Stallion and crew are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. RECAPTURE TRAINING...
  • High-tax blue states sue Trump administration over cap on treasured deduction

    07/18/2018 5:46:22 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/2018 | judson berger
    The lawsuit from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland amounted to their latest bid to fight the limit on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the GOP-authored tax plan. "The federal government is hell-bent on using New York as a piggy bank to pay for corporate tax cuts and I will not stand for it," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election and is considered a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said in a statement. The tax law signed last year caps those SALT tax deductions at $10,000. The deduction is especially popular in high-tax,...
  • Cliff Richard: BBC bosses 'should carry the can'

    07/18/2018 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/2018 | BBC
    Senior BBC managers have to "carry the can", Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the singer's privacy rights in a "serious and sensationalist way". Sir Cliff was not arrested or charged over the historical child sex claim and told ITV News: "If heads roll then maybe it's because it was deserved." The BBC said its journalists acted in good faith and is considering an appeal. The judge, Mr. Justice Mann, awarded Sir Cliff an initial &210,000. He...
  • Bacon Is Bad For Your Mental Health, Say Researchers

    07/18/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 134 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | July 18, 2018 | STAFF
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Processed meats like bacon and hot dogs are bad for your mental health, say researchers. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, people who eat meats cured with nitrates are three times more likely to experience a manic episode. Apparently, added nitrates are associated with hyperactivity and insomnia. Researchers said experiments in rats showed mania-like hyperactivity after just a few weeks on diets with added nitrates.
  • Newt Gingrich: The truth about Trump, Putin, and Obama

    07/18/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 18, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    First, the very people who have been loudest in attacking President Trump about his performance at the Helsinki summit are the people who failed to protect America from Russian meddling in 2016. ..." Second, the Trump administration has been far tougher on Russia than President Obama ever dreamed of being. The Trump administration is taking real actions designed to weaken Russia and force Putin to change his aggressive behavior. The Trump administration has levied tough sanctions on Russia. Also, President Trump’s public lecture about Germany not buying natural gas from Russia was aimed at cutting Putin off from hard currency...
  • I'm running for Senate as a Republican. My Democrat parents are backing my opponent (tr)

    07/16/2018 3:11:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Kevin Nicholson
    My decision to be a Democrat was never a decision. It was just expected of me. It was understood. Born into a family of Democrats, my grandfather would often spend weekends talking to me about his respect for Franklin Roosevelt and his annoyance with President Reagan. I listened and absorbed, but was not yet ready to think critically about what I was told – or to decide for myself. [snip] My parents have since turned their back on me, my wife, their grandchildren, and their extended family. Adding to this, they decided to make the maximum contribution to my Democrat...
  • The United Methodist Church Has Appointed A Transgender Deacon

    07/18/2018 8:23:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7/16/2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    Barclay, a transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female and thus uses the pronoun “they,” was commissioned on Sunday as the first non-binary member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church is one of the largest denominations in America, falling behind only the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. The mainline Protestant denomination has been bitterly divided over sexuality and gender identity: Its official rules say clergy must either be celibate or in heterosexual marriages, and can perform only such marriages, but American bishops have ordained gay and transgender clergy before, and...
  • Hamas to gradually reduce attacks on Israel: Report

    07/18/2018 7:36:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/18
    The Al Quds newspaper reported that the Hamas terrorist organization will gradually reduce the number of rockets and incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip onto nearby Israeli communities. The firing of incendiary balloons and kites is expected to stop by next week...
  • America’s Top Socialist Issues Call To Immediately “Occupy” All Airports, ICE Offices

    07/18/2018 7:21:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    I believe it was only yesterday when Ed Morrissey described New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the gift that keeps on giving.” Well, the giving continues today and it’s only getting better. (Editor’s note: The phrase “better” may only apply if you are a conservative.) She gave an interview to Democracy Now! this week where she set forth some of her agenda for her swelling army of socialist supporters on the Democratic left flank. Rather than focusing on new progressive policy initiatives or getting out the vote, Ocasio-Cortez called on the unwashed masses to take to the streets in...