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  • Detained migrants describe being deprived of food, water and sleep in lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:43:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Immigrant parents and children alleged in interviews filed in federal court this week that they faced mistreatment while being held in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, saying they were often deprived of food, water and sleep. In the interviews, which included some redactions and were filed as part of a lawsuit against the government's detention of minors, the immigrants described not being allowed to shower for days and being given rotten food and dirty drinking water. One woman described as Lidia, 22, said during her interview that she and her 4-year-old son “went hungry the entire time” they...
  • US Intelligence Chief: N. Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize in a Year

    07/19/2018 7:23:49 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 10 replies
    KBS World Radio ^ | 2018-07-20 | staff
    The U.S. intelligence chief says that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear weapons program in a year, although it is "technically" possible. Reuters reported that U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats made the remarks on Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. The report said Coats was responding to a question about U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent suggestion of a one-year timeframe for the North’s denuclearization. Bolton said that if Pyongyang was willing to disclose all of its weapons of mass destruction programs, it would be possible to dismantle the "overwhelming bulk" of them...
  • Oh My: Hillary Can't Remember a Time When the White House Failed to Defend a Diplomat

    07/19/2018 6:37:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday President Trump came under heavy fire after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the administration was considering allowing Russian agents to interrogate former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and other Americans. ... Twice failed Democrat presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also chimed in.
  • Flashback: 'I'm Thrilled He's Here,' Bush Says As Putin Visits His Texas Ranch

    07/19/2018 6:26:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2001 | Peter Baker
    Vladimir Putin, wannabe cowboy and newly minted close buddy of President Bush, eagerly wanted to ride a horse in Texas, so he may have been disappointed to learn that Bush zips around his ranch in a Ford pickup. That's what was awaiting the Putins as they landed at the Bush ranch outside Waco in midafternoon. The Bushes, in ranch gear and carrying umbrellas to shield their guests from the rain, met the casually attired Putins when they arrived by helicopter for an overnight and barbecue at the Bush home. "The president brought the rain, for which we're always grateful in...
  • Trump Has Been Set Up, Framed And Relentlessly Persecuted By The American Intelligence Community

    07/19/2018 6:04:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/18 | Sidney Powell
    The frenzied furor and fomented outrage over President Donald Trump’s reluctance to express blind trust for our “intelligence community” defy reason and reality. In their choreographed cries of contempt for Mr. Trump, the “left’s” increasingly shrill proclamations of political apocalypse make “Chicken Little” look rational. At least we’ve moved on from the impending annihilation from the nuclear war with North Korea.Power is the only thing leftists worship, and they are unraveling in front of our eyes without it. They can’t control Mr. Trump. That alone drives them insane. They have no policies that work. Cities and states they control are...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing Apprenticeship Programs with U.S. Companies for...

    07/19/2018 5:36:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/19/18 | Melanie Arter
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday establishing a workforce initiative to establish apprenticeships with U.S. companies and on-the-job training for American workers. “I will be signing an executive order to establish the National Council for the American Worker. That's a first. This Council will be made up of top officials across the government. We're also establishing an outside advisory board of industry leaders and experts, which we will announce in the coming weeks, very shortly. A lot of people want to be on that board very badly. I have some great people going on that board,” he said....
  • Jeanine Pirro Says Whoopi Goldberg Exploded At Her After View Appearance: ‘Get The F*** Out...

    07/19/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/19/18 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Jeanine Pirro said that Whoopi Goldberg exploded at her backstage of The View Thursday, following their heated interview.Goldberg brought the already contentious interview Thursday morning to a crashing halt after getting into a shouting match with the Fox News host, who was on to promote her new book.“What is horrible is when the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people! Say goodbye! I’m done!” Goldberg shouted at Pirro, ending the segment.“It was an attack on Donald Trump and then on me,” Pirro told Sean Hannity on his radio show Thursday afternoon. “She went...
  • Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails

    07/19/2018 4:39:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 111 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails
  • Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

    07/19/2018 4:36:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    MSN/The Hill ^ | 7-19-2018 | Ali Breland
    Microsoft disclosed Thursday that it identified and helped thwart hacking attempts on three congressional candidates earlier this year, marking the first publicly known hacking efforts targeting candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. "Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks," Tom Burt, Microsoft's vice president for security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum. "And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections," he added. Burt said that Microsoft and...
  • J. Brennan listed on Manafort E-Mail (vanity)

    07/19/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 11 replies
    Link to gov filing | 19 July 2018 | US Gov
    E mail 291 2016.12.07 Email D. Raico to J. Brennan re Moving forward with Manafort's Brooklyn property. Can anyone confirm what J Brennan is listed in the e-mail? (Former CIA Dir ???) This was among the list of documents submitted in the Manafort case. Link below below because the link goes through Politico and is blocked( it in this case shoul not at it provide source material) https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000
  • [Louisiana] Sen. Kennedy Says Former CIA Director Brennan is 'Lost in a Sea of Dumb'

    07/19/2018 4:05:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 19, 2018 | 2:46 PM EDT | Gavi Greenspan
    Sen. John Kennedy (R.-La.) said on Thursday that former CIA Director John Brennan “is lost in a sea of dumb.” Kennedy was commenting on Brennan’s claim that President Donald Trump’s Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “nothing short of treasonous.” […] At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Senator Kennedy: […] “Do you agree with Brennan that Trump’s actions were treasonous?” Kennedy said: “Brennan is lost in a sea of dumb and has been.” […] When Brennan voted for the CPUSA, the Soviet Union still occupied Eastern Europe and had split Berlin, Germany in two with...
  • Schumer to Trump: No one-on-one talks with Putin until Helsinki details released

    07/19/2018 3:36:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn't hold additional one-on-one meetings until the administration details what happened during Monday's Helsinki summit. “Until we know what happened at that two hour meeting in Helsinki, the president should have no more one-on-one interactions with Putin. In the United States, in Russia, or anywhere else," Schumer said in a statement. Talk of a second meeting comes days after the two leaders met one-on-one for two hours in Helsinki. Trump sparked widespread backlash during a press conference after the meeting by refusing to...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes a Shot at Trump… Knocks HERSELF Out Instead

    07/19/2018 3:06:48 PM PDT · by montag813 · 61 replies
    24News ^ | 07-19-2018 | Charles Rudolph
    by Charles Rudolph | 24NewsCan you say Benghazi? On Thursday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attacked President Trump after Trump did not initially reject an offer from Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to “question officials, including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence service of the United States.” When White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about whether Trump supported the idea, she responded, “The president’s going to meet with his team and we’ll let you know when we have an announcement on that.” In response, Clinton tweeted an attack on Trump that...
  • Prominent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead (Bill Browder)

    07/19/2018 2:20:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Aris Folley
    Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday said that if President Trump turns him over to the Russian government he will be handing him over to his death. "To hand me over to Putin is basically to hand me over to my death," Browder said while appearing on CNN’s "At This Hour." Putin mentioned Browder by name during a press conference with the president on Monday, where the Russian leader said that the Kremlin would permit special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to travel to Russia and question 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted in the Russia...
  • Trump asks Bolton to bring Putin to DC (2nd Summit)

    07/19/2018 2:05:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump has asked his national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second summit. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that plans are underway for a second summit after Trump floated the news in an earlier tweet on Thursday. "In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs," Sanders tweeted. "President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway." Sanders's tweet came three days after the two leaders held talks in Finland, igniting a...
  • Laura Ingraham: Anatomy of a Media Freak Out

    07/19/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 28 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Laura Ingraham/FoxNews
    Ever since President Trump misspoke on Monday at the Helsinki summit, the media has been spun up into a frothing frenzy.
  • Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election

    07/19/2018 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed.News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Ryan Mac and Charlie Warzel
    Facebook’s reticence to publicly weigh in on the Trump campaign’s use of its ad platform has rankled some within the former campaign. "I believe Facebook was a great platform for the president," Trump 2016 campaign digital director Brad Parscale, who is now serving as Trump's 2020 campaign manager, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm completely disappointed that Facebook won't step up and announce to the world how well we used the platform and that we changed the way Facebook advertising will work in the future." So far, any praise for the Trump campaign’s use of the platform has been made in private....
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to

    07/19/2018 12:50:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/19/18 | Geoff Earle,
    Full tile.... Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to 'enemy' Russia ..... The Trump-Helsinki summit brought new accusations in Congress Thursday, as GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona accused the president of providing 'aid and comfort' to the enemy. Flake's choice of words evoked the Constitution's definition of treason – at a time when President Trump is facing a new level of scrutiny for his refusal to forcefully condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling during their summit meeting Monday in Finland. 'By choosing to reject objective reality in...