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  • Belarusian model who claimed Trump secrets detained in Moscow - Ifax

    01/17/2019 5:41:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    reuters ^ | 1-17-19 | Polina Ivanova and Andrew Osborn
    Vashukevich, who is also known as Nastya Rybka, has previously said she was in possession of recordings of conversations on interference in the U.S. election through an association with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska’s representatives have accused her of fabrication and said she was never his mistress.
  • Flashback: Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Fly Coach

    01/17/2019 5:00:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    NBC Philly ^ | Published Jul 17, 2009 | By Sajid Farooq
    The San Francisco congresswoman has apparently taken to flying in style. And not just any style but military charter style, according to e-mails released this week. Pelosi's staff has allegedly been "berating" military officials to get the best planes possibly for the speaker to fly across country, according to e-mails obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch (you can read all the emails on their site) and first reported by The New York Post. "Taken together, these documents show that Speaker Pelosi treats the Air Force like her personal airline," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement....
  • Trump is goading Pelosi to completely disinvite him to speak in the House for the SOTU

    01/17/2019 5:00:32 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    President Trump latest action of denying Pelosi use of military planes within hours of departure overseas in light of the shutdown, puts Nancy and the Democrats in a goading box If Pelosi acquiesce and allow Trump to speak before all of Congress in the House then she will appear as groveling and weak as she backs down from her supposedly power move praised by the media. The radical leftists in the House wouldn’t like it either and would slam Pelosi as a weakling and not standing up to Trump. President Trump wins If Pelosi denies Trump to speak before all...
  • Controversial 'McJesus' art sculpture defended by Israel

    01/17/2019 4:50:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-16-19 | Caleb Parke
    Israel's Department of Justice was forced to intervene Tuesday in the controversy around a sculpture of "McJesus" — Jesus modeled as Ronald McDonald — that angered Christians in the Holy Land. The Ministry of Culture threatened to defund the Haifa Museum of Art, where "McJesus" is displayed and where violent protests broke out last week. "This work does not belong in a cultural institution supported by state funds," Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote in a letter to the museum, adding that the sculpture, which is part of the "Sacred Goods" show that opened in August, makes a “mockery of the...
  • Illegal Immigration: It's About Power

    01/17/2019 4:48:46 PM PST · by Charlemagne on the Fox
    Youtube ^ | Tucker Carlson
  • Pornhub reports spike in DC porn viewership during government shutdown

    01/17/2019 4:45:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Pornhub is reporting a spike in its traffic from the District during the government shutdown, according to its analytic team. The Pornhub Insights team said its statisticians noticed an increase in porn viewership and a shift in the hours during which people are watching porn in D.C. According to Pornhub, viewership is up more than 6% in the District compared to the pre-shutdown average. Flowers in Chania That data was compiled from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11. Pornhub said it picked those days because they would be the least impacted by the holiday season.

    01/17/2019 4:37:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | James Hoft
  • "Buy Guns, Drink Beer, Eat Ribs" - We Need To Retoxify Masculinity

    01/17/2019 4:25:09 PM PST · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 17JAN19 | Authored by Kurt Schlichter, op-ed via,
    Let’s be clear: My pronouns are “he,” “his,” and “stop being creepy weirdos.”Okay, maybe the last one isn’t a pronoun, but then again, I’m a man and if I want an insulting string of words directed at the nattering nabobs of gender neutrality to be a pronoun, it is a pronoun. And if you don’t like it, fight me.We need more masculinity, and the more toxic the social justice warriors think it is, the better.Bizarrely, now shaving companies are allying with the SJWs in an Axis of Irritants. Gillette is channeling campus gender studies dorks to try to sell you...
  • McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government

    01/17/2019 3:49:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the shutdown fight. But McConnell objected. The Senate GOP leader didn’t explain his objection from the Senate floor but he has warned for weeks that he will not bring up a government funding bill unless it’s the product of an agreement between congressional Democratic...
  • PICTURE: Trump Returns CODEL Luggage to Pelosi’s Office (Epic troll successfully completed.)

    01/17/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 161 replies
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's luggage has been returned to the halls of congress by cart, according to a picture sent to the Washington Free Beacon by a snap-happy tipster. The picture shows the luggage were returned to Pelosi on "military liaison" marked carts. Pelosi's bags were packed for a congressional trip to Belgium and Afghanistan, but the trip was canceled just before the delegation was set to leave by President Donald Trump, who let her know in a letter that she would have to fly commercial if she still wanted to make the trip.
  • White House: Denial of military aircraft for Pelosi trip isn't response to request to delay State of

    01/17/2019 3:39:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | Fox News Show Clips
    FULL TITLE: White House: Denial of military aircraft for Pelosi trip isn't response to request to delay State of the Union Jan. 17, 2019 - 9:15 - President Trump abruptly denies military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart; John Roberts, Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel report.
  • San Jose moves forward with shipping container housing plan for homeless

    01/17/2019 3:36:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies ^ | January 10, 2019 | Azenith Smith
    The City of San Jose is moving forward with a plan to use shipping containers to house some of its homeless population. The project will sit on city-owned property southeast of Willow Glen.  The project was to initially put temporary manufactured home on Evans Lane. After pushback from neighbors, it's now evolved into permanent shipping container-sized apartments for the homeless. It’s the City of San Jose’s latest answer to help get its 4,000 homeless people off the streets, converting recycled shipping containers-into studio apartments. “This is a type of modular construction that is an emerging market right now,” said Rachel...
  • Ted Cruz: Pelosi terrified of Trump speaking directly to Americans during State of the Union

    01/17/2019 3:34:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | . Thursday, January 17, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Sen. Ted Cruz said the reason House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to delay the State of the Union is simple: She fears President Trump speaking directly to the American people during the government shutdown. The Texas Republican told BlazeTV’s “Capitol Hill Brief” this week that public statements by Democrats on the State of the Union are rhetorical smoke and mirrors. The California Democrat claimed security concerns prompted her to request a delay in his Jan. 29 speech to the nation. She later shifted her position to a matter of principle, given that Secret Service agents would be required to work...
  • Trump administration to appeal ruling against 2020 census citizenship question

    01/17/2019 3:25:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | Tal Axelrod
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a notice Thursday declaring it is appealing a federal judge’s decision that the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census would be unlawful. The notice did not give any information on the substance of the administration's appeal, but the Justice Department had argued that Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross had the authority to add the question to the census and that in the past, the question had been included. “Our government is legally entitled to include a citizenship question on the census and people in the United States have a legal obligation to...
  • Turkey-backed Syrian armed group leaders admit conducting assassination and explosion operations..

    01/17/2019 3:11:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Full translation of an article by Syrian Islamist outlet al-Durar al-Shamiya:" A new covert operation for the Free Army in Manbij .. A source reveals the details (Photos)al-Durar al-Shamiya:Last night, elements of the Free [Syrian] Army carried out a covert operation in the city of Manbij in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, which is under the control of the SDF militia.A security source in the Free [Syrian] Army of the al-Duarr al-Shamiya Network: "The covert activities in the areas under the control of SDF militia are varied, and perhaps the most influential is the assassination of leaders of this occupying...
  • Chaos on House floor as Dems hold hasty vote to end shutdown, Republicans demand redo

    01/17/2019 2:27:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/2019 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Chaos briefly broke out on the floor of the House Thursday as Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pull a fast one with a hasty vote to end the partial shutdown. The drama began in the afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House held a voice vote on an interim spending bill to re-open the government through February 28. Customarily, after a voice vote is held, the opposition party will demand a recorded roll call vote. But when no one was heard, North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was presiding over the House, did not hold a roll call vote and instead...
  • PHOTOS: Democrats Stuck on Bus After Donald Trump Cancels Foreign Trip

    01/17/2019 2:06:04 PM PST · by RightGeek · 207 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Confused Democrat lawmakers were left sitting idle on a military bus near the Capitol after President Donald Trump postponed their seven-day foreign trip as the partial government shutdown continues. Photos shared to social media purport to show Democrats on a U.S. Air Force bus traveling to the airport when they received word that their access to a military plane had been blocked: ...House Members sitting on an Air Force bus b/t the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings waiting to see if they are still going overseas after Trump cancelled the trip. ...The bus went around the block and back...
  • ‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight

    01/17/2019 1:21:06 PM PST · by blueplum · 91 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Paul Kane, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey
    House Democrats on Wednesday were making plans to undermine President Trump at his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. Just past 8:30 a.m., the leadership’s communications arm sent an email to lawmakers urging them to bring furloughed federal workers or other “message-related” guests to the nationally televised event. Unknown to most of her caucus, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had decided on a more confrontational approach. Addressing a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, the speaker read a letter she had just sent to Trump asking him to either postpone the speech until the federal government reopens or deliver...
  • Heroic soldier saves man’s life with hoodie and ballpoint pen

    01/17/2019 12:30:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Alexandra Hein
    A 20-year-old Army hero is being credited with saving the life of a Texas man after he crafted a makeshift medical device out of a ballpoint pen to perform a lifesaving maneuver. Sgt. Trey Troney was headed home to Mississippi on Dec. 22 when he witnessed a car accident that left Jeff Udger bleeding from the head and slumped over the wheel of his truck. Troney enlisted the help of two other men to pry open Udger’s door and used his special edition “Salute to Service” New Orleans Saints hoodie to help stop the bleeding, according to the US Army, which...
  • Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter’s window

    01/17/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Laura Italiano
    Former NFL player Tony Beckham made the tackle of his life in Florida this week — clobbering an intruder who was allegedly masturbating outside his 15-year-old daughter’s window, a report said. Beckham — a defensive player for the Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions in 2002-05 — was inside his Palm Beach County home just before dawn Monday and heard a noise. “I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham told the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. “And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get a better position.” The...