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  • Trump Aides Did Damage Control on Air Force One After Putin Meeting

    07/19/2018 6:54:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2018 | Peter Nicholas and Michael C. Bender
    Flying home Monday after the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump and his senior aides recognized that he had made a mistake that risked lasting damage and needed to be fixed quickly, people familiar with the matter said. Playing on a loop on television was footage of the president standing next to Mr. Putin, casting doubt on the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and aligning himself with Moscow’s denial of any meddling. Mr. Trump, aboard Air Force One, spoke to his staff about how best to correct what they knew was...
  • NYT: Trump Knew Putin Ordered Election Meddling Before Inauguration

    07/18/2018 10:43:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jason Devaney
    Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report. .... Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report.
  • Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t intend to follow through’ on trade war talks and local Chinese officials are

    07/18/2018 8:38:24 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 July, 2018, 10:58pm | Robert Delaney
    US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser blamed China’s President Xi Jinping for stalling talks that could end the US-China trade war, and referred to local Chinese government officials as “mafioso dons”, in an interview on Wednesday. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, made his remarks weeks after the last round of high-level talks between Trump administration officials and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He that were aimed at averting punitive tariffs that went into effect on July 6. “I do not think President Xi, at the moment, has any intention of following through on the discussions we made …...
  • Democrats' 2018 slogan: "For the People"

    07/18/2018 3:51:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 190 replies
    Axios ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Alexi McCammond
    House Democrats shared their new campaign slogan for 2018, per Politico: "For the People." Why it matters: Dems are trying to capture what they stand for by simplifying their economy-focused "A Better Deal" message, but neither slogan will inspire Democratic voters the way Trump's "Make America Great Again" broke through with Republicans. Show less Yes, but: Take it from Rep. Cheri Bustos, who told Politico that no one is "claiming this is poetic ... It’s just a way, in a quick way, to put together the answer to what we stand for.” The message will focus on using infrastructure to...
  • 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...
  • Remove three Californias plan from the ballot, [CA] Supreme Court says

    07/18/2018 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    fresno bee ^ | July 18, 2018 | BY TARYN LUNA (sacbee)
    The California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of opponents of a plan to divide California into three, saying the measure should not appear on the November ballot. The court instructed Secretary of State Alex Padilla to refrain from putting the measure before voters pending further review, “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity, and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election...” The environmental nonprofit Planning and Conservation League and political attorneys alleged that breaking up...
  • Food Stamp Usage Drops Below 40 Million for First Time in 8 Years

    07/18/2018 10:43:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/11/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Food stamp participation dropped below 40 million for the first time in eight years, according to the latest numbers on food stamp enrollment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most recent USDA data reveals that 39,604,428 people were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—the program that administers food stamps—as of April 2018. The last time enrollment dipped below 40 million was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people received SNAP benefits. The latest data on enrollment shows that overall enrollment in the food stamp program has reached historic lows, reaching its lowest point in eight years. But...
  • Atlanta Fed Holds Second Quarter GDP Estimate at 4.5 Percent

    07/18/2018 10:16:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:23 PM | By f mcguire
    The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.5 percent annualized rate in the second quarter following strong economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was the same as Monday but faster than the 3.9 percent pace estimated a week ago, the Atlanta Fed said. After the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' industrial production release on Wednesday, July 17, modest increases in the nowcasts of second-quarter real consumer spending growth and second-quarter real private fixed investment growth were offset by a decrease in the nowcast of second-quarter real...
  • EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime

    07/18/2018 6:54:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 181 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/17/2018 | Tore Lindeman
    A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok’s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. Many intelligence officers like Strzok are complete ghosts with questionable history and gaps in their life story. But now we have some insight. (RELATED: Strzok Worked For CIA And FBI At Same Time, According To Document). Peter Strzok was born in the late 1960’s – he attended the American School in Iran up until 1978 when it closed down and then he attended the American School in Saudi Arabia. He supposedly attended a...
  • House bill funds $5 billion for wall, adds ICE and Border Patrol agents

    07/18/2018 8:36:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    A fiscal 2019 spending measure was introduced in the House on Wednesday that provides $5 billion for a southern border wall and additional funding for border security that aims to achieve “100 percent scanning” of the border within five years. The Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee measure would fund more than 200 miles of “new physical barrier construction” along the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation also includes $223 million to add 375 additional border patrol agents above the Trump administration request, including 140 canine teams, that, according to the House Appropriations Committee, will “initiate a five-year strategy toward achieving 100 percent scanning...
  • Virginia AG defends five pro-life laws against pro-abortion lawsuit

    07/18/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | July 17, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    Whatever their motivation may be, sometimes you can really be surprised by what a pro-abortion public official will do. NRL News Today readers may recall that last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by a coalition of pro-abortionists, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia that contended five Virginia laws on abortion are “burdensome and medically unnecessary.” This put pro-abortion Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) on the spot. As Graham Moomaw of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, it forced Herring “to choose between defending state laws or siding with...
  • John Schnatter moves to regain position on Papa John's board

    07/18/2018 4:29:49 AM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 25 replies
    WAVE3 ^ | July 17, 2018 | WAVE3
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Pizza mogul John Schnatter is making major moves to repair his reputation and regain his position on the Papa John's board. WAVE 3 News learned Schnatter has now hired Hollywood power lawyer Patricia Glaser, after he admitted to using the N-word during a conference call in a way he maintains was mischaracterized. Glaser has a lot of experience representing big names including disgraced movie executive Harvey Weinstein, Keith Olbermann, Conan O'Brien and celebrity chef Paula Deen after her N-word scandal. WAVE 3 News obtained a letter Glaser sent to the Papa John's Board of Directors on...
  • Dem Campaign Manager Leaves Race in Wake of Free Beacon Exposé [2nd Amendment Voters in New York!]

    07/17/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns. Mike Szustak, who has been running Cobb's campaign since April, told the Watertown Daily Times that he was no longer working on the campaign. It is not clear if he quit or if he was fired. The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of...
  • Poland reacts to Trump-Putin meeting

    07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 2018 | Marcin Goclowski
    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: "I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine," Morawiecki said. "None of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions. Poland is the biggest former communist country in both the European Union and NATO,...
  • Is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel agencies to stand down while Russia...

    07/17/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Speaking of treason, is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel and law enforcement agencies to stand down while Russia was actually in the act of meddling into our elections? And seeing that Hillary brought it up during the campaign, then she knew about it too. What did the president know and when did he know it? Why did they take no action at the time?
  • Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May

    07/17/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jul 2018 | Pippa Crerar
    Theresa May has defended Donald Trump’s approach to last week’s Nato summit, claiming it made all the difference in encouraging European allies to “step up” their defence spending. The US president left the Brussels talks in disarray after setting a January deadline for other alliance members to increase defence spending and hinting that the US may quit Nato if they failed to do so. For the second year in a row, Trump caused turmoil at a Nato summit, criticising the Germans, turning up late for a meeting, ignoring the issues on the table and securing an emergency discussion on spending....
  • Correction: Trump did not absolve Russians of meddling

    07/17/2018 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Avalon Memories · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/2018 | Tom Trinko
    Donald Trump did not say the Russians didn't meddle in the U.S. election. Remember that when you read heated statements from leftist shills or people like Jeff Flake and John McCain. The left is in full lie mode, and leftists will say anything while assuming that their audience will never actually hear the truth. Here's what really happened.
  • Bottle rockets thrown at demonstrators in Westminster, Maryland

    07/17/2018 6:25:06 AM PDT · by foxfield · 51 replies
    WBAL TV11 (Baltimore) ^ | Saliqa A. Khan and David Collins
    Two people were injured when bottle rockets were thrown at them during a demonstration in Carroll County, Westminster police said. Police were called around 1:30 p.m. Saturday to an assault on Main Street. Two women were participating in the Westminster Patriots Resist Rally across the street from the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library System around 1 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and they heard a loud bang, police said. ...
  • Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia

    07/16/2018 3:22:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/16/2018 | David P. Goldman
    President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do not mean to say that Russia is a beneficent actor in world affairs or that President Putin is an admirable world leader. Nonetheless, the president displayed both perspicacity and political courage when he pointed the finger at the United States for mismanaging the relationship with Russia. Full disclosure: I was a...
  • Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin

    07/16/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to "stand up" to the Russian president on election meddling. The U.S. president, for his part, called the summit with Putin "deeply productive." After Democrats for days called on him to nix the meeting in the wake of indictments against Russian officers for U.S. campaign hacking, Trump said he would "not make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics." He cited progress on a range of issues, and...