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What if the Trump-Sessions feud is one big charade?
American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: my stars 22- 7/27/2017 2:42:47 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has been attacking his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, daily. There have been brutal attacks on Twitter, in media interviews, and during speeches. Conventional wisdom is that Trump is getting ready to fire Sessions or hoping Sessions resigns. Conventional wisdom also assured everyone that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, the only question being by how large a margin. Trump´s complaint is that his attorney general should not have recused himself from the Russia hacking hoax and that he is dragging his feet on long overdue investigations and prosecutions: Deep State leaks; unmasking; DNC and Clinton collusion

‘Conform or else’: Democrats bully conservative
women, minorities
The Washington Times, by Tammy Bruce    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 7/27/2017 2:41:04 AM     Post Reply
On Monday, the Democrats were really excited about their new slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” Widely ridiculed for being idiotic, here’s a slogan they could have chosen, which is much more honest about the current liberal agenda: “A Bully’s Deal: If You Ever Think For Yourself and Don’t Conform, We’ll Ruin Your Life.” This slogan has been operational for a generation. It is shouted at conservative women, gays and other minorities because, you see, today’s Democrats cannot afford to have anyone in any of their protected classes get the idea that they can think for themselves. What

Kid Rock creating non-profit
to promote voter registration
CNN, by Saba Hamedy    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 2:19:21 AM     Post Reply
Washington - About two weeks after teasing a potential bid for US Senate, musician Kid Rock announced early Thursday morning that he is creating a non-profit to promote voter registration. "The one thing I´ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. (Snip) He also said he'd hold a news conference in the next six weeks to address the non-profit and a potential Senate run. "If I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me... it's game on," the statement says. Kid Rock, a supporter of President Donald Trump,

  


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Bolton: Trump Admin Must Convince
China to Eliminate North Korea
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 2:07:25 AM     Post Reply
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton assessed the limited options for the Trump administration in the wake of new reports that North Korea could have a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year. U.S. officials warn Pyongyang could be readying another test-launch, as the hermit dictator threatens to strike the U.S. with a "powerful nuclear hammer" if it attempts regime change. (Snip) He said the last diplomatic option involves China and convincing them that it´s in their best interest to unite the Koreas. "The way you eliminate the North Korean nuclear program is to eliminate North Korea.

The Cruelty and Cynicism
of Trump’s Transgender Ban
New Yorker, by David Remnick    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/27/2017 1:59:49 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a half century ago, young Donald Trump—a Wharton graduate, and an avid player of squash, football, and tennis—scored a 1-Y medical deferment. Hundreds of thousands of young men were being deployed to Vietnam. Trump had some bone spurs. He then limped happily into his father’s real-estate business without delay. When Trump was interviewed by the Times about his deferment during the 2016 campaign, he admitted that the foot condition was “temporary” and “minor”—usually orthotics or stretching eased the pain—and yet, “I had a doctor that gave me a letter—a very strong letter on the heels.” He promised the paper

Transgender Navy SEAL slams
Trump for banning servicemembers:
´Let´s meet face to face and
you tell me I´m not worthy´
New York Daily News, by Christopher Brennan    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/27/2017 1:46:59 AM     Post Reply
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service. “Let´s meet face to face and you tell me I´m not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider. Beck was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal during her time in the service, when she kept her gender identity a secret, according to a 2015 profile in GQ. The President said that transgender service in the military causes

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to
try to spy on Macron campaign - sources
Reuters, by Joseph Menn    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 1:41:20 AM     Post Reply
San Francisco - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron´s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier (Snip) Facebook said in April it had taken action against fake accounts that were spreading misinformation about the French election. But the effort to infiltrate the social networks of Macron officials has not previously been reported.

  


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This federal training program for
low income youth is plagued by
stunning crime and violence
Circa News, by Joce Sterman & Alex Brauer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 1:26:02 AM     Post Reply
A federal program designed to provide better opportunities for at-risk youth has been plagued by stunning amounts of crime and violence according to government reports. The Job Corps program, overseen by the United States Department of Labor, racked up almost 50,000 safety and security incidents in a nearly 10-year span; including homicides, fights, drug-related incidents and more. A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights alarming statistics for the program that´s considered the country´s largest residential, educational, career and technical training program for low-income youth.

Donald Trump’s Assault
on Jeff Sessions
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: danvillebill- 7/27/2017 1:20:25 AM     Post Reply
It’s heartening to see that President Trump’s weeklong, passive-aggressive assault on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has crossed a line even for many of the president’s most stalwart supporters. Rush Limbaugh called Mr. Trump’s behavior “unseemly” on his radio show Monday. Of Mr. Sessions he said, “I hate to see him being treated this way.” Over in the Trump-friendly confines of Fox News, Tucker Carlson said the president’s humiliation of the attorney general was “a useless, self-destructive act,” and Mr. Carlson implored Mr. Trump: “For God’s sake, lay off Jeff Sessions. He’s your friend, one of the very few you

Politico: GOP Reps. Prompted Donald Trump
to Announce Transgender Reform
Breitbart, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: fishbone- 7/27/2017 1:18:11 AM     Post Reply
A mid-July pro-transgender vote on the House floor prompted President Donald Trump to reject the Pentagon’s 2016 endorsement of soldiers who have “gender identity” problems, according to Politico. Trump’s decision was intended to ease passage of the 2018 defense authorization bill, which includes $1.6 billion for the president’s border wall. But the bill is being held up by a dispute over funding to cover the costs of medical care offered by the prior administration to military adults, spouses and their children who say they want to live as “transgender” members of the opposite sex. According to Politico:

House rejects Republican bills
to punish CBO over scoring errors
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 1:14:40 AM     Post Reply
Conservatives failed in their bid Wednesday to punish the Congressional Budget Office for its grim evaluations of GOP health care proposals, with the House rejecting two different efforts to strip funding from the nonpartisan agency. Both Democratic and Republican leaders had opposed the efforts to spank the CBO, saying that Congress needs an independent auditor to evaluate spending, no matter how far off the estimates may turn out to be. Conservatives were upset earlier this year after the CBO projected that the GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would leave some 23 million fewer Americans with

  


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Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book:
Make way for the pity party
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 12:54:34 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton, of “I Should’ve Won the White House!” fame, apparently isn’t content to deliver 10- and 20-second talking points from her national podium about the dang Russians who worked with President Donald Trump to give him that presidential title. She’s gotta write a book about it, too. That’s right. Clinton’s new book will reportedly double down on the Russian election interference angle — as well as one that rings in former FBI chief James Comey as a heavy factor in her loss, too. She just wants to get the story out, her friends privately say. “She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no

$2 Million Bathroom
Real Clear Politics, by John Stossel    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 7/27/2017 12:52:01 AM     Post Reply
Did you see the $2 million dollar bathroom? That´s what New York City government spent to build a "comfort station" in a park. I went to look at it. There were no gold-plated fixtures. It´s just a little building with four toilets and four sinks. (snip) Everything costs more when government builds it. "Government always pays above-average prices for below-average work," says my friend who makes a living privatizing government activities. --Obamacare´s website was supposed to cost $464 million.? ?It cost $834 million and still crashed. --Washington, D.C.´s Visitor Center rose in cost from $265 million to $621 million. --The Veterans Affairs medical center being built near

IT Begins: Calls Grow For Debbie
Wasserman Schultz to Testify Before
Congress on IT Staffer Imran Awan
Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/27/2017 12:20:33 AM     Post Reply
Democrat Rep. and former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a lot of explaining to do, according to RNC Chief Ronna Romney McDaniel. The RNC Chairwoman is demanding Wasserman Schultz testify in front of Congress over her ties to recently arrested IT staffer Imran Awan. (Photo) Breitbart News reports: McDaniel made the explosive demand in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News via phone on Wednesday afternoon, after news broke Tuesday night that Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer for more than a decade was caught trying to flee the country by federal law enforcement agents after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars

Scaramucci still stands to profit
from SkyBridge from the White House
Politico, by Lorraine Woellert    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/27/2017 12:12:31 AM     Post Reply
Anthony Scaramucci finally has his White House job, but he still stands to profit from an ownership stake in his investment firm SkyBridge Capital. The incoming White House communications director earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge in addition to more than $5 million in salary between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, according to a financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics. The disclosure form hasn’t been previously reported. The disclosure highlights the extensive wealth Scaramucci has accumulated in his career —

  


  

First AP Story on Arrested Dem IT
Staffer Makes Schultz Look Like
the Victim
NewsBusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 11:41:24 PM     Post Reply
Just before noon, the Associated Press ended almost 18 hours of silence on the arrest of IT staffer Imran Awan yesterday as he was attempting to leave the country. The report spun the news in the most favorable way it could for beleaguered Democrats, making Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz look like the victim as it headlined her spokesman´s claim that she fired Awan Tuesday after learning of his arrest. The fact is that Schultz has been involved in obstructing investigations into Awan´s activities for months. Here are the headline and first few paragraphs of that conveniently unbylined AP report (also saved

US military blows millions a
year on Viagra for its troops
New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 11:30:55 PM     Post Reply
This is hard to swallow. The US military blows $41.6 million a year on Viagra for its troops — about five times more than the estimated medical costs for transgender servicepeople, according to a new report. Spending on the little blue pills is part of $84 million total the military plunks down annually for erectile dysfunction medicines, according to the Washington Post, which cited a 2015 report by the Military Times. The eye-popping stats resurfaced Wednesday, the same day President Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military because of “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that

Exclusive: Iraq War Vet And Detroit
Businessman Makes Case That He’s The
GOP’s Best Shot At Beating Stabenow
Daily Caller, by Ted Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 11:24:57 PM     Post Reply
Iraq War veteran and Detroit businessman John E. James, who is considering a U.S. Senate bid in Michigan, is confident that he is the Republican Party’s best shot to unseat Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. James, who launched an exploratory committee in preparation for a potential Senate bid on July 18, says that his military background combined with his business experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve in the Senate. “I understand what it takes to keep Americans safe. I also have experience creating jobs,” James told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday in his first sit-down interview

Great News–Steve Scalise Discharged
from Hospital, Will Continue Recovery
at Rehab…
Conservative Tree House, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 11:16:26 PM     Post Reply
Prayers answered. After six long and intensely emotional weeks for the Scalise family, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded during an attempted assassination attempt at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington Medstar hospital to continue his recovery at rehabilitation facility. (Photos) WASHINGTON – […] MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday that the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is beginning “intensive inpatient rehabilitation.” It did not identify the rehabilitation facility. “Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks

House Judiciary Committee votes to
request documents on Comey, Clinton
The Hill, by Max Greenwood    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 10:59:45 PM     Post Reply
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee passed an amendment on Wednesday requesting documents related to former FBI Director James Comey´s communications with the Obama administration and journalists. According to The Washington Post, the amendment guts a resolution of inquiry introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) asking for documents related to Comey´s firing in May. The GOP amendment was co-sponsored by Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Mike Johnson (La.). “In my district, my constituents say, ‘Hey, what’s going on with investigation of the crimes of the previous administration?’” Biggs said, according to the Post. “When

  



Civil rights icon: I fought too hard
against discrimination to watch
transgender ban happen
The Hill, by Brooke Seipel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 10:55:25 PM     Post Reply
Civil Rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.) ripped President Trump´s Wednesday announcement banning transgender people from serving in the military, saying he didn´t fight to end racial discrimination just to allow discrimination based on gender identity. "I fought too long to end discrimination based on race and color to allow discrimination based on gender identity to be considered acceptable," Lewis tweeted late Wednesday. "I stand with our transgender service members, and I pray that they will not lose heart. They must know that we love them. We respect them. We are grateful for their service and sacrifice, and most importantly, we

Businessmen sue United Airlines
over death of giant rabbit
Associated Press, by Scott McFetridge    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/26/2017 10:52:26 PM     Post Reply
A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago. The businessmen filed the lawsuit more than three months after airline workers found the continental rabbit, named Simon, dead on April 20. The animal had been placed in a United kennel in Chicago´s O´Hare airport while awaiting a connecting flight to Kansas City, where his new owners planned to pick him up. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages to cover the costs of the rabbit as well as punitive damages. Attorney Guy Cook represents three

´Fact checking´ website Snopes on verge
of collapse after founder is accused of
fraud, lies, and putting prostitutes and
his honeymoon on expenses (and it hasn´t
told its readers THOSE facts)
Daily Mail [UK], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/26/2017 10:32:18 PM     Post Reply
Fact-checking website Snopes is on the verge of financial collapse after its owner was accused of embezzling company funds to pay for his contentious divorce battle and lavish overseas trips with his new wife, a former Las Vegas escort and porn actress. The company´s financial woes have gotten so bad that Snopes´ owner David Mikkelson started a crowd-funding website pleading for donations this week, which raised over $500,000 from generous readers in its first day. But DailyMail.com can disclose significant facts which are entirely missing from the fact-checking website´s version of events - including the fraud allegations against Mikkeslon.

Anderson Cooper: Kathy Griffin Will
Bounce Back After Trump Head Stunt
NewsBusters, by Randy Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 10:20:22 PM     Post Reply
While a guest on the Tuesday edition of Bravo´s Watch What Happens Live program, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper responded to questions about Kathy Griffin by stating he is still friends with the far-left comedienne. Host Andy Cohen asked the main anchor for AC360° about his feelings for Griffin because of her involvement in an incident on Tuesday, May 30, when she posted a video of herself holding "a mask styled to look like the severed, bloody head" of President Donald Trump on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Cohen brought up the subject after stating he had received “a bunch of

Tim Tebow’s no circus act:
He’s a real Mets prospect
New York Post, by Mike Vaccaro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 9:58:25 PM     Post Reply
A funny thing happened on the way to the circus: Tim Tebow, it turns out, can play a little. This probably comes as a surprise to you, because it almost certainly comes as a surprise to the Mets. The only people this doesn’t surprise, in truth, are those Tebow acolytes willing to believe he’s capable of just about anything. It was 12 days ago that Sandy Alderson tried to throw cold water on the notion the Mets were pondering Tebow as a call-up after Sept. 1, when rosters can expand from 25 to 40. “Never crossed my mind until about

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