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  • The 1995 Law Behind President Trump's Plan to Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 8:38:28 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    Time ^ | December 5, 2017 | OLIVIA B. WAXMAN
    Every six months for more than two decades, U.S. presidents have had to decide all over again whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Since the Clinton administration, they decided each time to keep the embassy where it is, seeking not to throw a wrench into delicate Middle East peace talks. On Tuesday, however, after signing a waiver putting off the move in June, President Donald Trump informed the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas that he’s going to recognize the contested holy city as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving the embassy...
  • ...Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital...despite...fury from the Pope, the UK,...

    12/06/2017 7:12:49 AM PST · by familyop · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK, Britain) ^ | 05DEC17 | Associated Press and David Martosko, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    In the UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would challenge the country's closest ally. 'I'm intending to speak to President Trump about this matter,' May told MPs. 'Our position has not changed, it has been a long standing one and it is also a very clear one. 'It is that the status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.'

    12/06/2017 2:36:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 12/05/17 | BRIAN ANDERSON
    Liberals specialize in ruining holidays and they put the most effort into Christmas, which is the most hated of all on the left. Usually these attempts involve trying to associate a holiday with genocide or racism, but they found a new way to make the season as horrifying as possible. There is an actual Hillary Clinton Christmas tree topper and yes, it’s for sale. Not only will this give your kids the heebie jeebies, it’s guaranteed to scare off Santa as well. A company called Women To Look Up To has come up with three Christmas tree toppers; Serena Williams,...
  • 'They Should All Step Aside': Ingraham Says Mueller Deputy Represented Clinton Foundation

    12/05/2017 9:38:46 PM PST · by familyop · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 05DEC17 | Fox News
    Laura Ingraham reported...Jeannie Rhee was hired by Mueller this past summer...formerly worked in the Obama Justice Department as a deputy assistant attorney general...was also the personal attorney for Ben Rhodes...represented the Clinton Foundation and donated $9,000 to Hillary and other Democrats...Rhee worked in private practice with...another Mueller deputy...
  • Doug Jones attacks: Moore belongs in prison, not the U.S. Senate

    12/05/2017 7:22:24 PM PST · by plain talk · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 5, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Democrat Doug Jones is taking off the gloves with one week to go in the Alabama Senate race, blasting Republican opponent Roy Moore by suggesting he belongs in prison, not the Senate. In a blistering speech that his campaign had billed as a major address, Jones said the nine women accusing Moore of sexual impropriety when they were teenagers should be believed and that Moore was unfit for the job even before they came forward. "I damn sure believe that I have done my part to ensure that men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Christmas Tradition Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    12/05/2017 6:05:24 PM PST · by LUV W · 92 replies
    The bestest military and vets in the whole world....and their families, too! | Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --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. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Christmas Tradition Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Feminist Writer: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, And Mark Halperin

    12/05/2017 5:11:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Let’s start with a general baseline here: sexual harassment is unacceptable. The creeps have to go. Period. This is beyond dispute. As more and more women come forward detailing horrific stories of harassment and in some cases assault, the dominos are falling. Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin, fixtures of American political journalism and the morning shows have fallen after lurid and depraved tales of harassment came to light. Harvey Weinstein, the once top-Hollywood producer, was the first to fall in this reckoning that’s sweeping the world. Yet, there is some silver lining regarding the political angle of this;...
  • ‘Girls can rape girls.’ Woman accuses best friend, ‘The Voice’ star, of sexual assault

    12/05/2017 4:26:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 12/05 | Mandy Matney
    Former “The Voice” contestant Melanie Martinez has been accused of sexually assaulting her friend. Timothy Heller, an aspiring singer, wrote her allegations on Twitter against Martinez, who she described as her former “best friend” who took her in. “I felt like I owed her my life,” she wrote. Heller accused Martinez, who rose to stardom after she was a contestant on season three of “The Voice,” of being manipulative and selfish, always making things about her even when Heller was at “rock bottom.” “Her power and control over me grew and grew into me having a very hard time saying...
  • 'They all knew': Media elites roared at obscene 2008 'roast' sending up Lauer's office sexcapades

    12/05/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by mojito · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/2017 | Brian Flood
    Warning: This article contains graphic language and content. Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret “roast” of Lauer that took place in October 2008. The notorious event -- now legendary in New York media circles -- pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes -- and left little doubt that Lauer’s colleagues knew NBC’s biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye....
  • WSJ: It's Time for Mueller to Step Down

    12/05/2017 3:00:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5 Dec 2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    The Wall Street Journal is urging special counsel Robert Mueller to resign. In an editorial, the newspaper cited "troubling questions" about Mueller and the FBI. "The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he'd sent anti-Trump texts to a mistress," the Journal said. "As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok's dismissal and refused...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump's Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

    12/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 hours ago | By Debra Heine
    The mainstream media's usual hand-wringing about President Trump's Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several "unverified" tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn't have a problem with it. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump's tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence. The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on...
  • Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: 'I am so proud'

    12/05/2017 11:57:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 5, 2017 | By Catherine Herridge
    A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban. The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.” He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.” The disclosure follows confirmation that another Mueller investigator, FBI official Peter Strzok, was fired over the summer after...
  • God’s Plan for Mike Pence

    12/05/2017 11:17:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/05/17 | McKay Coppins
    No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all....that he recognizes the absurdity of his situation; that he knows just what sort of man he’s working for; that while things may look bad now, there is a grand purpose at work here, a plan that will manifest itself in due time. Let not your hearts be troubled, he seems to be saying. I’ve got this... Richard Land, the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary and one of Trump’s faith advisers, told me. “I don’t know anyone who’s more consistent in bringing his...
  • Retired military commanders urge Congress to address 'gun violence crisis'

    12/05/2017 7:03:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 81 replies ^ | 12/2/2017 | katy zezima
    Sixteen of the nation’s top retired military commanders are urging Congress to pass gun control legislation, arguing that there are many steps that can be taken to curb gun deaths that do not violate the Second Amendment. In a letter they plan to send to Congressional leaders, the retired commanders, including Army Gens. Wesley Clark and Michael Hayden, Navy Admiral Eric Olson, Air Force Lt. Gen. Norman Seip and Marine Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, argue that Congress is “no longer speaking or voting for the majority of Americans, including gun owners” when it comes to the issue of firearms. “There...
  • Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer .. Before Election

    12/04/2017 2:08:44 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer in RECORD TIME Before Election. ( Full title ) ... This weekend the Mueller Special Counsel admitted they were forced to fire a top FBI agent Peter Stzrok after his anti-Trump text messages were discovered. Strzok was fired from Team Mueller in August after he was caught sending out anti-Trump text messages. ... Peter Stzrok reviewed and cleared the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin emails in RECORD TIME before the election and said he FOUND NOTHING. Peter Strzok was also put in charge of the Comey’s political Trump Russia investigation in July...
  • EU urges caution in US Jerusalem decision

    12/05/2017 2:07:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    (AFP) - The European Union warned on Tuesday of possible "serious repercussions" if United States President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini's office said, in a statement, that "any decision or unilateral action affecting Jerusalem's status" might have "serious repercussions on public opinion in large parts of the world." It added, "The focus should therefore remain on the efforts to restart the peace process and avoiding any action that would undermine such efforts." ....
  • Erdoğan: Jerusalem issue could end Israel ties

    12/05/2017 1:57:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan says the Jerusalem issue is likely to bring an end to the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel, according to Reuters. .....
  • House Settled Lawsuit After Meeks Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor

    12/04/2017 9:16:39 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | dec.4, 2017 | luke rosiak
    The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Andrea Payne, then a congressional aide in the New York Democrat’s Queens office, filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance, and Meeks fired her weeks later. He admitted that Payne’s termination did not have to do with the quality of her work, according to her lawsuit.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island ~ 05 DEC 2017

    12/04/2017 5:57:59 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Station Newport, Rhode IslandThe Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the city of Newport and the town of Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School.Approximately 5,800 employees work at the 50 various commands located on Naval Station with an additional 17,000 students annually passing through one of the many schools on base. Naval Station Newport has undergone a period of significant growth as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure...
  • Pro-Doug Jones Super PAC Using Voter Intimidation Tactics — Ad Claims ‘Your Vote Is Public Record’

    12/04/2017 4:33:10 PM PST · by T Ruth · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Highway 31, a Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC is using what could be perceived as voter intimidation tactics against Roy Moore by suggesting the votes cast in a December 12 special election are “public record.” Beginning last week, some Alabamians were posting on social media about encountering online pre-roll video advertising making such a claim. "Your vote is Public Record. And your community will know if you helpd stop Roy Moore" Anyone else think this looks like voter intimidation? #VoterIntimidation — Joemantler (@Joemantler) December 3, 2017 In watching some youtube videos on Cash Cab there is an ad running...