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  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 3:41:49 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2018 | jordain carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement. Trump announced that he would levy the penalties — a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum — during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump...
  • Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen's murder wants a change of venue

    03/08/2018 3:39:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 14 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 03/08/2018 | Whitney Lloyd
    Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was back in court Thursday as his lawyers argued extensive media coverage of the October 2014 incident in which Van Dyke shot and killed 17-year old Laquan McDonald means Van Dyke will not be able to get a fair trial in Cook County where Chicago is the county seat.
  • Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown (Abdullah Bozkurt)

    03/08/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    X Index (the voice of free expression) ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | DENITSA TSEKOVA
    “It was part of the intimidation campaign to go after family members, including my mother.” This article is part of Index on Censorship partner Global Journalist’s Project Exile series, which has published interviews with exiled journalists from around the world. Abdullah Bozkurt, pictured with the last issue of the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman (courtesy). In hindsight, there were many clues that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government was making preparations to eliminate Turkey’s independent media even before it launched a massive crackdown in July 2016. But perhaps the biggest tip-off was the March 2016 police raid and seizure of Zaman, Turkey’s largest...
  • Pelosi Says Illegal Aliens ‘Make America More American’

    03/08/2018 3:31:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/7/18
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement today attacking the Trump administration for brining suit against the state of California for enacting laws the interfere with federal enforcement of the immigration laws, which under the Constitution are the responsibility of the federal government. In her statement, referring to the illegal aliens who would be deported if the Trump administration succeeded in enforcing the immigration law, Pelosi said they “make America more American.” “The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump Administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,” she said. “Californians will continue to proudly keep open doors...
  • Macron seeks to replace Britain as India's gateway to Europe

    03/08/2018 3:02:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    reuters.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he wanted France to supplant Britain as New Delhi’s partner of choice in Europe, as he embarked on a four-day tour of India. Macron, a pro-business centrist who swept to power last year, has been beating the drum for France as a new, modernised “startup nation” on the world stage, while he pushes ahead with a wide-ranging programme of reforms at home. He has also used Britain’s decision to leave the European Union to pitch France as an investment destination at the heart of the European single market. “Your historical partner in Europe...
  • The rapid ‘progress’ of progressivism

    03/08/2018 3:02:10 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    America is engaged in a great struggle with China for the hearts and minds of humanity. For generations, universities have been run by pious ideologies and political parties led by vainglorious sore-losers. Nowadays, however, young people are quitting the faith for the same reasons so many rural and smaller city Americans rejected the establishment Republican Party of Jeb Bush during the primaries and Hillary Clinton in the general election to put Donald Trump in the White House. America has failed many of them, and the leadership of the major political parties is callous to their pain. From the 1930s to...
  • President Trump Signs the Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports

    03/08/2018 2:59:46 PM PST · by euram · 16 replies
    youtube.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | President Trump
    Full Trump speech.
  • Mitt Romney is under attack in Utah for ‘liberal Massachusetts values’

    03/08/2018 2:57:41 PM PST · by TBP · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney is being hit with the first attack ad of the Utah Senate race Thursday, a slickly produced video that portrays him as a darling of the D.C. establishment and gives him the nickname “flip-flopper Mitt.” The ad from Republican candidate Larry Meyers slams Mr. Romney, the presumptive front-runner in the GOP race, with accusations of not being conservative enough for Utah voters. “The D.C. establishment loves Mitt Romney. But Utah voters have a better choice. Larry Meyers,” says the announcer. It then rips open an old wound for Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former...
  • Why Won’t Women’s March Leaders Denounce Louis Farrakhan’s Anti-Semitism?

    03/08/2018 2:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jesse Singal
    Louis Farrakhan displays the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” during his speech at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Two weeks ago, during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some things to say about Jews. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Wintrust Arena in Chicago, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men” — that is, for...
  • Heads Up Major Announcement On North Korea At 7:00 PM EST

    03/08/2018 2:39:11 PM PST · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    A day of fast-moving developments. An announcement about North Korea expected within the hour.
  • Trump says South Korea to make 'major announcement' on North Korea(7PM)

    03/08/2018 2:36:20 PM PST · by Revel · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/8/18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that South Korea would be making a “major announcement” on North Korea at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday.
  • Parkland School Shooting Survivor David Hogg Goes To FBI After Receiving Death Threats

    03/08/2018 2:22:19 PM PST · by zeestephen · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08 March 2018 | Jena Greene
    The FBI has not commented on the matter beyond confirming that it was contacted by Hogg’s family.
  • Mueller and Pencil Neck Sojourn to the Seychelles

    03/08/2018 2:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey. Grab sound bite number 28. I meant to mention this earlier in the busy broadcast. The latest bombshell in the Mueller investigation today is apparently there’s a story that involves — I don’t know how to pronounce this. It’s S-e-y-c-h-e-l-l-e-s. I’ve never heard it pronounced. It’s France. I’ve gotta guess at it. So I look at it and say “seashells.” I know it’s not “seashells,” but that’s how it looks to me, Seychey or some such thing. Nobody knows where the Seychelles islands are. They’re actually off the coast of India, part of the subcontinent. If you’re gonna...
  • Calling Fort Worth Freepers to Action - "One Fort Worth" Townhall Meeting Tonight! [3-8-18]

    03/08/2018 2:05:02 PM PST · by fwdude · 23 replies
    One Fort Worth ^ | 03/08/18 | fwdude
    For any motivated Freepers in Fort Worth, TX, there is a leftist continent in the city government called "Task Force For Race and Culture" which is an innocuous-sounding name for Cultural Marxism. A town hall tonight will solicit citizen input into issues of the "extent [which] Fort Worth residents experience disparities – in criminal justice, economic development, education, health, housing, and transportation – that are attributable to race and culture?" This is code for race baiting and homoFascism. Anyone interested in joining me, the meeting will be at Tarrant County College-South Campus at 6:30 pm.
  • Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser

    03/08/2018 1:53:52 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 91 replies
    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times. The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words. In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes. At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts. "This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood...
  • Yes, Dems turned out in TX – but so did Republicans

    03/08/2018 1:46:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    One News Now ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Chad Groening
    A former Texas Republican leader is downplaying the news of a high Democratic voter turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Democrats in the Lone Star State turned out Tuesday in the largest numbers for a midterm primary election in more than a decade. According to some media reports, they were venting their pent-up anger at President Donald Trump and this first state primary of the 2018 election cycle provided that opportunity. Their party, however, has emerged winless in statewide races for governor and U.S. senator for more than 20 years, and they face long odds this November of ousting Republicans such as...
  • Meet Some Of The Criminal Illegals California Has Set Free

    03/08/2018 1:46:18 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    The White House released a list of criminal illegal immigrants set free by the state of California in lieu of allowing ICE to detain them, in a Thursday morning statement. The Trump administration filed suit against the state of California Wednesday for classifying itself as a sanctuary state. “California is using every power it has — and some it doesn’t — to frustrate federal law enforcement. So you can be sure I’m going to use every power I have to stop them,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in his announcement of the lawsuit Thursday. “When a foreign national in the...
  • In Triumph for Economic Nationalism, Trump Imposes Sweeping Metals Tariffs

    03/08/2018 1:39:35 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    President Donald Trump on Thursday will sign formal proclamations imposing tariffs aimed at defending America’s steel and aluminum industries from foreign imports. The tariffs are an “iron clad” measure aimed at defending industries vital to U.S. national security, a senior administration official said. The orders impose a sweeping tariff of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. They will initially apply to all countries that export the commodities to the U.S. apart from Canada and Mexico, which will be granted a temporary reprieve while negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue. “Canada and...
  • The Surprising (Soviet Communist) History of International Women’s Day

    03/08/2018 1:30:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    History Stories ^ | MARCH 6, 2017 | SARAH PRUITT
    International Women’s Day is a global celebration in more than 100 countries today, but many Americans may have only a vague awareness of the holiday. This might soon change, if grassroots organizers (including the group behind this January’s Women’s March on Washington) succeed in their efforts to convince women around the world to join in a “day of action,” including a labor strike, this March 8. As International Women’s Day approaches, take a look back at its origins in the United States more than a century ago, and how far it has come since then. Controversy clouds the history of...