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  • Parliament Grabs Control of Brexit From a Wounded Theresa May

    03/25/2019 5:12:43 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 25, 2019 | Stephen Castle
    LONDON — Britain’s Parliament grabbed control Monday of the government’s efforts to leave the European Union, challenging the country’s political traditions and inflicting on Prime Minister Theresa May a rebuke not suffered by any recent predecessor. By stepping into the process known as Brexit and trying to define an alternative path, lawmakers could create a constitutional showdown in Britain, where the government normally controls the agenda in Parliament, especially on its most pressing issues. Parliament passed an amendment giving itself the power to vote on alternatives to the government’s Brexit plan. Its attempt to take control of the process came...
  • Attorney Mark Geragos FIRED BY CNN After He Was Named Co-Conspirator in Avenatti Criminal Complaint

    03/25/2019 4:40:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Gateway ^ | 3-26-2019 | Christina Laila
    CNN cut ties with celebrity attorney Mark Geragos on Monday after he was named as a co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti’s criminal complaint. Mark Geragos regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst, however a spox for the network confirmed on Monday that Geragos is no longer a contributor.
  • Communities struggle to cope after killings that authorities have linked to illegal immigrants

    03/24/2019 4:58:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3*24*19 | Louis Casiano
    Emotions ran high at a San Jose, Calif. community meeting this week where residents questioned local officials about the brutal stabbing death of Bambi Larson, who was allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant wanted by federal immigration officials for deportation. Authorities said Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza – a native of El Salvador with a long criminal history and admitted gang ties -- stalked Larson, 59, before the February attack in her home. A Message from Sponsored Video Watch to learn more “He had a crime record,” San Jose resident Connie Schneider told the Bay Area's FOX 2. “He shouldn't...
  • Trump team turns tables after Mueller report, calls for investigation into probe's origin

    03/24/2019 4:27:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump and his legal team declared total victory Sunday following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s key findings -- including no evidence of collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign -- but sought to turn the tables by renewing calls to investigate the investigators. Trump himself slammed the probe as an “illegal takedown,” as he called Mueller’s report a “complete exoneration” and said it was a “shame” his presidency had to deal with the investigation for two years. “Hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side,” Trump said. “This was an illegal takedown that failed and...

    03/24/2019 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 124 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/24/2019 | Reuters
    military exercises on Venezuelan soil that President Nicolas Maduro called a sign of strengthening relations. Two Russian air force planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to a local journalist, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. Reporter Javier Mayorca wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the first plane carried Vasily Tonkoshkurov, chief of staff of the ground forces,...
  • Trump Celebrates Mueller Findings: ‘This Was an Illegal Takedown That Failed’

    03/24/2019 2:11:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 24th,2019 | by Aidan McLaughlin
    President Donald Trump‘s first reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s findings, which were revealed in a summary on Sunday by the attorney general, came via tweet. Moments later, he spoke to cable news outlets from tarmac in Palm Beach, Florida. “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019 Moments later, Trump said in comments aired on Fox News: “It’s a shame our country had to go through this.” “It began illegally,” Trump said of...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

    03/23/2019 1:04:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 95 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2019 | Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz
    At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance. Proponents want to sweep away our complex, confusing, profit-driven mess of a health care system and start fresh with a single government-run insurer that would cover everyone. But doing away with an entire industry would also be profoundly disruptive. The private health insurance business employs at least a half a million people, covers about 250 million Americans, and generates roughly a trillion dollars in revenues. Its companies’ stocks are a staple of the mutual funds...
  • New Zealand reopens mosques that were target of deadly massacres

    03/23/2019 8:24:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/19
    CHRISTCHURCH – Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshipers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died. At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand’s worst. Aden Diriye, who lost his 3-year-old son, Mucad Ibrahim, in the attack, came back to the mosque with his...
  • Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing [SPLC]

    03/22/2019 10:25:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2019 | Kim Chandler
    The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen sent an email to staff saying that he would be stepping down from his leadership role at the organization. The organization last week fired founder and prominent civil rights attorney Morris Dees for unspecified reasons. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Cohen wrote. […] Last year, it agreed to pay a...
  • Mueller not recommending ‘any further indictments’ after report turnover

    03/22/2019 5:09:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | Maech 22, 2019 | Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments as part of his sweeping Russia investigation which effectively ended Friday, according to a senior Justice Department official. Mueller transmitted to the Justice Department the report on his team’s probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election. While the probe’s conclusions are not yet known, the investigation already has led to indictments, convictions or guilty pleas for nearly three-dozen people and three companies. But a senior DOJ official told Fox News Mueller is “not recommending any further indictments.” Information about the contents...
  • Asylum-seekers must wait in Mexico (El Paso Border Patrol sending them back)

    03/22/2019 8:28:04 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 22, 2019 | Angela Kocherga
    EL PASO – In a major shift, the Department of Homeland Security is about to begin sending asylum-seekers who crossed the border in the El Paso region back to Mexico, where they will wait for their cases to be heard. The changes under the migrant protection protocols are set to start by the end of the week. Currently, families seeking asylum usually are released within days and allowed to remain in the United States for months, and sometimes years, for their cases to wind through the court system. In recent weeks, several hundred asylum-seeking migrants a day have been crossing...
  • Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit

    03/21/2019 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Juana Summers and Elana Schor
    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are among the 2020 contenders who have decided not to attend. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the AIPAC conference. It comes as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has called on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year’s policy...
  • Letter from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers potential road map to special(trunc)

    03/21/2019 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21st, 2019 | By Jonathan Karl
    There's no shortage of speculation on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, much of it totally uninformed. But we don't need to speculate on the scope – the man who appointed Mueller has already given us a potential road map on what to expect from the special counsel. The bottom line: Do not expect a harsh condemnation of President Donald Trump or any of his associates if they have not been charged with crimes. The road map comes in the form a little-noticed 12-page letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last June to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley....
  • 2020 Democratic candidates to participate in debate focused on LGBT issues

    03/21/2019 3:44:14 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2019 | Colby Itkowitz
    For the first time since the dramatic change in public opinion around gay rights, Democratic presidential candidates will be invited to participate in a forum focused exclusively on LGBT policies. The event is scheduled for Oct. 10, the eve of National Coming Out Day. Hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the 2020 candidates will discuss topics related to hate crimes, bullying and transgender rights. The HRC Foundation held presidential forums for Democratic primary candidates in 2004 and 2008. In 2012 and 2016, it did not hold one for the large Republican primary...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System

    03/21/2019 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | MARCH 21, 2019 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified and were transmitted over her unsecure, non-“” 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. In response to a court order in another Judicial Watch case, she declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...
  • Trump says US will recognize Israeli control of disputed Golan Heights

    03/21/2019 10:38:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Thursday said the U.S. will recognize Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights territory, delivering a diplomatic win for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a tough reelection race. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted. The announcement came days before Trump was scheduled to meet at the White House with Netanyahu, who has urged top U.S. officials to make the move. --This breaking news report will...
  • The Lowdown on McCain’s Obamacare Vote

    03/21/2019 6:24:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 64 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH:  Trump and McCain.  This issue continues to expand and grow, and I’m gonna cut through all of the Twitter clutter and give you the nub of what’s going on here.  Yesterday in a series of tweets, President Trump told the story of how John McCain screwed over the entire country when he failed to vote to get rid of Obamacare, the repeal and replace of Obamacare.  He said that it was a last-minute thing after many promises that he would vote with the White House.This is Trump telling people that they had assurances upon assurances from Senator McCain that...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 95 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...