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  • Kitten with Special Needs Clings to Foster Dad for Love After He was Saved

    07/18/2018 12:11:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Jul 17 18 | Amy Bojo
    A teeny black kitten came to a veterinary clinic, in need of foster care. He was very wobbly and extremely tiny for his age. Danielle @fostercatsandkittensAbout a month ago, Gus the kitten was taken into The Poppy Foundation at Bonanza Cat Hospital in Las Vegas after he was found on the streets in the brutal summer temperatures. "It was thought that Gus had Cerebellar Hypoplasia because he was very unstable. He would fling his head around and showed all the signs of having this neurological disorder," Danielle, an avid foster based in Las Vegas, told Love Meow. "I have...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Putin Presser Remarks About DNC Server With Tucker Carlson

    07/17/2018 11:57:35 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 2 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/17/2018 | Josh Feldman
    "President Trump‘s interview with Tucker Carlson touched on a number of topics, including the DNC server the President sounded off about during his presser with Vladimir Putin."
  • Teens Plead Guilty in Death of Mich. Dad Killed by Rock Thrown from Overpass onto Vehicle

    07/17/2018 11:26:24 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 07/17/18 | Chris Harris
    Four teenagers pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the death of a Michigan father who was killed when a rock was thrown from an overpass onto his car — and the teens are expected to testify against a fifth defendant at his upcoming trial, according to multiple reports. Kyle Anger, 17, Alexander Miller, 15, Trevor Gray, 15, Mikaydn Payne, 16, and Mark Sekelsky, 16, were all charged as adults with second-degree murder along with 10 other criminal counts in the Oct. 2017 death of Kenneth White, who was 32. According to WXYZ.com, all five defendants appeared in court on...
  • In a first, Chinese-ruled Hong Kong moves to ban separatist group

    07/17/2018 11:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 17, 2018 3:18 AM | Venus Wu
    Hong Kong on Tuesday kick-started a process which could lead to a ban on a group that promotes secession from China, the first time since the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule in 1997 it has sought to outlaw a political organization. The move against the Hong Kong National Party comes at a time authorities have ratcheted up pressure on young democracy activists, some of whom have been jailed, and denounced any pro-independence action as an illegal challenge to Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The Security Bureau wrote a letter to the founder of the party, Andy Chan, telling...
  • ‘Rideshare Rapist’ (illegal alien) charged in SF with posing as driver, assaulting passengers

    07/17/2018 11:05:57 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2018 | Meagan Flynn
    It was always the same M.O.: The man disguised as a ride-share company driver would pull up outside a bar in San Francisco, approaching a woman who appeared to be looking for her ride. The car would have ride-share tags on it. But when the woman got in, the driver would not take her home. Instead, he would take her elsewhere and violently rape her. It happened first in 2013. Police were able to obtain forensic evidence from the sexual assault — the suspect’s DNA — and promptly entered it into the FBI’s national database known as CODIS. But there...
  • Iran files suit in international court against U.S. over sanctions

    07/17/2018 10:27:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | July 17, 2018 11:14 AM | Toby Sterling
    Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States alleging that Washington’s decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday. A State Department official said the application was without merit and the United States would fight it in the court. “While we cannot comment on the specifics, Iran’s application is baseless and we intend to vigorously defend the United States before the ICJ,” a State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. […] Iran said in...
  • Let Trump make mistakes: John Howard (Former Australian Prime Minister)

    07/17/2018 10:09:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | July 17, 2018 | The Australian Associated Press
    John Howard believes the world has to let Donald Trump make mistakes, after his much-condemned press conference with Vladimir Putin. The former Australian prime minister said the US president had clearly made a mistake when he said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies. "I thought he was wrong to have said what he did but he's now dealt with that and the important thing is to understand that people shouldn't take sides too much on Mr Trump," Mr Howard told reporters in Adelaide on Wednesday. "I think one of the problems with the attitude around...
  • After Helsinki, Democrats see chance to capitalize on Trump’s embrace of Russia

    07/17/2018 9:44:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Mike Debonis;;Sean Sullivan
    {snip} But coming on the heels of the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officials last week alleging a detailed campaign to interfere on Trump’s behalf, many Democrats believe the summit may have helped clarify months of opaque investigations into the president’s Russia ties — probes that Trump and his allies have spent months attacking as a biased “witch hunt.” “It got simple real fast,” said Jim Kessler, senior vice president for policy at Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank. “I’ve talked to a lot of Democrats that are running in purple and red states and districts who have...
  • Austria 'Refuses' to Take More Boat Migrants After Ship of 450 Arrives in Europe......

    07/17/2018 9:27:34 PM PDT · by caww · 23 replies
    BretBart ^ | 7/17/2018 | Oliver jj Lane
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has made clear his strong stance on unlimited mass migration after he refused to take part in an EU-wide effort to distribute the migrants of a fishing boat that landed on an Italian island Monday. Calling on the nations of Europe to work harder to prevent illegal migration to the continent, Kurz also pointed to the fact that migrant ships could be sent to countries outside of the European Union to disembark their human cargo. The comments came after 450 migrants were picked up from a wooden fishing boat on Saturday, and brought to Sicily to...
  • Job Growth for Foreign-Born Workforce Falls, Native-Born Americans Gain....

    07/17/2018 9:16:59 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 7/17/2018 | John Binder
    Job growth for foreign-born workers in the United States have fallen for the second consecutive month, the latest employment data reveals....welcome news for native-born American workers who are seeing steady economic growth for the second month in a row. The steady gains for American workers are coupled with a drop in illegal immigration at the southern border, Breitbart Texas noted, thanks to President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy where all border crossers are being criminally prosecuted.
  • The President’s Do-Over

    07/17/2018 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 17 July 2018 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case — as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the summit in the first place, Trump seems constitutionally incapable of distinguishing what ought to be his undeniable legitimacy as president from the fact (it is a fact) of Russia’s influence operation during the campaign. snip One depressing thing I will...
  • Poll: Americans want tough immigration reform, the wall, English spoken.......

    07/17/2018 9:10:01 PM PDT · by caww · 18 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/17/2018 | Paul Bedard
    The centrist Bipartisan Policy Center on Tuesday released a Luntz Global survey that revealed a conservative shift in the public’s view of immigration reform. Key findings directly from the report: ..Americans support the construction of a border wall, they also believe that technology and personnel, as well as border barriers, are critical to improving the nation’s border security. ..Voters strongly believe that people living illegally in the United States should have a path to legal status, but it shouldn’t be ‘for free.’ ..Concerns were highest over immigrants competing with U.S. citizens for government benefits and lower on job competition. ..Nearly...
  • RNC raises $213 million ‘fastest ever,’ 99% small donors, to spend $250 million in 2018......

    07/17/2018 9:03:30 PM PDT · by caww · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/17/2018 | Paul Bedard
    “President Trump and Chairman McDaniel have successfully leveraged enthusiasm to attract a brand new contingent of online donors and these new donors aren’t just one time donors – they are more-than-likely to donate multiple times. .....This is contrary to claims that our initial success with online donors would be short lived as it was just spillover enthusiasm from Trump’s election in November.” The Republican National Committee has broken records raising money for the fall midterm congressional elections, collecting $213 million so far, with up to 99 percent in small donations, a sign supporters remain jazzed about President Trump and his...
  • Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi, say UN rights experts

    07/17/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The execution of Mr. Panahi was previously set for 3 May, but was postponed. It is understood that a request for a judicial review was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court in late May, and the sentence against him was then referred to the office responsible for carrying it out.“The Iranian authorities must now halt the...
  • Yellowstone Volcano latest: 100-FOOT fissure sparks URGENT park closure

    07/17/2018 8:16:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | 7/17/18 | Sean Martin
    A 100-foot fissure has opened up in the Grand Teton National Park – not far from the potentially catastrophic Yellowstone volcano. The giant crack in the Wyoming–based national park has prompted officials to shut down areas from tourists in case of landslides. The Grand Teton National Park said in a statement: “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. [...snip...] If it was seismic activity beneath Grand Teton which caused the fissure, it could be a sign that Yellowstone is reawakening. If the Wyoming volcano were to erupt an estimated 87,000 people...
  • Reuters: Most Important Problem (Chart)

    07/17/2018 8:03:15 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 17' 2018 | Reuters
    Percentage of Americans Mentioning Economic Issues as Most Important U.S. Problems
  • Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms

    07/17/2018 7:55:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Avery Anapol
    Former FBI Director James Comey called on Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. In a tweet Tuesday night, Comey – a longtime Republican who distanced himself from the party in April – slammed the GOP for not standing up to President Trump. “This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must ... counteract ambition,’” he tweeted. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall.” “Policy differences don’t matter right now,” he added. “History has its eyes on us." Comey Tweet: "This Republican Congress has proven incapable of...
  • Socialist Democrat Superstar Ocasio-Cortez Calls for 'OCCUPATION' of Airports: 'We Have to Mobilize'

    07/17/2018 7:33:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 129 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-17-2018 | Caleb Howe
    Democrat candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a huge splash since trouncing incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the NY-14 primary, calls herself a socialist and is big on activism, if not geopolitics.
  • Mark Levin on media freakout over Trump-Putin summit [THE ANSWER to the LEFT’S VICIOUS ATTACKS]

    07/17/2018 7:32:33 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 79 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/17/18 | FoxNews/Hannity
    THE ANSWER to the LEFT’S VICIOUS ATTACKS on President Trump Mark Levin on media freakout over Trump-Putin summit
  • AFGE: SSA Violating Worker Rights to Execute Trump Executive Orders

    07/17/2018 7:02:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 17, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    Unions evicted from federal offices, denied time to meet with employeesWASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees is obligated under the law to represent all employees covered by our negotiated contracts, but the Social Security Administration is deliberately and illegally restricting the union’s ability to uphold this obligation, AFGE leaders say.“The agency is attempting to wipe all traces of our union from SSA offices and deny workers their legal rights to representation,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.Read President Cox’s Full Statement Here On Monday, July 9, SSA management unilaterally implemented extensive changes to the contract that had...