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Trump´s Solid Support From Base
Shows Some Cracks on Health Care
Bloomberg Politics, by Justin Mattingly    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 12:43:32 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters are less confident of his leadership on health care even though they still overwhelmingly support him as president, the latest Bloomberg National Poll shows. As Trump calls on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare, 60 percent of all poll respondents said they think it’s unrealistic that a bill lowering premiums and covering more people will be passed in the next several years. At the same time, health care ranked as the most important issue facing the country, ahead of jobs, terrorism and immigration. Health-insurance companies and drug companies fared

Trump Administration Allows
15,000 Temporary Worker Visas
NBC News, by Pete Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 12:23:33 PM     Post Reply
The Trump administration acted Monday to allow 15,000 more visas for temporary seasonal workers this year. Under authority provided by Congress, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitted to allow the additional visas after determining that the needs of U.S. businesses can´t be satisfied with Americans willing and qualified to do the work. So-called "H2B visas" are used to bring in non-agricultural guest workers. Landscaping businesses, resorts, and other seasonal employers depend on them every year. A federal law caps the number available at 66,000 a year nationwide, but Congress gave DHS the power to

Get on with governing, Mr. President
Washington Examiner, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/17/2017 12:19:51 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met a Russian government intermediary last summer at Trump Tower. Their explicit purpose was to take up an offer from the Russians of dirt on Hillary Clinton. The three senior members of Team Trump were told the information was part of Moscow´s efforts to help the GOP presidential nominee. These circumstances confirm the need for the special counsel investigation into Russia´s interference in the election. That investigation, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, is expected to last months, possibly years. President Trump must learn to live with this reality, unpleasant though it

  


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Sen. Warner: Congress ‘Going to Have
to Address’ Dissemination of ‘Fake News’
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/17/2017 12:15:53 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, appeared on several Sunday talk shows to discuss the never-ending, constantly expanding investigation into any possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. (Snip) “I think the whole role of these social media platforms in terms of disseminating fake news is a policy question that we´re going to have to address,” Warner said. Here is the entire exchange between Warner and host John Dickerson: “Another area that it´s -- it appears you´re interested in is the data operation of the Trump campaign, which Jared Kushner was overseeing. Explain that,”

Iran´s Revolutionary Guards warn U.S.
against terrorist designation, new sanctions
Reuters, by Babak Dehghanpisheh    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 12:02:10 PM     Post Reply
Beirut - A senior commander in Iran´s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organisation and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region. U.S. officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump´s administration was considering a proposal that could lead to potentially categorising the powerful Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation. In Mid-June the U.S. Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached

This Child Sex Abuse Case Could
Overturn A Utah Law That Allows
Victims To Sue Decades Later
BuzzFeed News, by Zoe Tillman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 11:50:01 AM     Post Reply
A Utah woman´s lawsuit against a former federal judge accusing him of raping her more than three decades ago is now at the center of a legal fight over how child sex abuse claims are handled in the state, and whether victims can seek justice for old alleged crimes. Last year, Terry Mitchell sued Richard Roberts — then the chief judge of the federal trial court in Washington, DC — accusing him of taking advantage of her age and repeatedly forcing her to have sex with him in 1981, when he was a 27-year-old prosecutor and she was a 16-year-old witness in one of his cases. Roberts, who has since left the bench, denied the

Sources Identify Officer Involved
in Fatal Minneapolis Shooting
KSTP-TV {St. Paul, MN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: ramona- 7/17/2017 11:47:20 AM     Post Reply
Multiple sources have confirmed to KSTP Monday morning that the identity of the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed a woman Saturday in southwest Minneapolis is Mohamed Noor. Noor joined the department in March 2015 and is currently assigned to the 5th Precinct in the southwest part of the city. (snip)Noor is the first Somali-American police officer in the 5th Precinct. He has a degree is business administration and economics from Augsburg College.

  


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Al Gore Argues President Trump
Is ´Deliberately´ Tearing
Down America´s Standing
Time Magazine, by Jack Brewster    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 11:38:31 AM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Al Gore­ condemned President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in an interview Monday. “We’ve never had a president who´s deliberately made decisions the effect of which is tearing down America’s standing in the world,” Gore said on the "Today" show. The one-time Democratic presidential nominee also attacked Trump for “undermining our alliances” and damaging America’s reputation in “many ways.” Gore–who has spent most of his post-political career as a climate change activist–has occasionally weighed in on the president’s decisions. In December, during the

Border Patrol union chief praises ´miraculous´
drop in illegal immigration under Trump
Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/17/2017 11:33:17 AM     Post Reply
The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is "nothing short of miraculous," National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on C-SPAN Monday. "As far as the Trump administration´s efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on," he said. "At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have." "There´s

Former Israeli security chief:
Israel may have to take military
action against Iranian bases in Syria
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/17/2017 11:20:34 AM     Post Reply
Israel may need to take military action to prevent Iran or Hezbollah from setting up permanent bases in Syria, former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror said on Monday. (Snip) “We will not let the Iranians and Hezbollah be the forces that will win the very brutal war in Syria” and then move their focus onto Israel, he said. Up until now Israel has been very careful to say out of the war in Syria, saying it will only intervene – and indeed only has intervened – to protect the red lines Netanyahu established: that game-changing weaponry is not transferred to Hezbollah via Syria, that Hezbollah and Iranian troops are not

Spicer returns to the podium
The Hill, by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/17/2017 10:07:36 AM     Post Reply
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday will hold his first press briefing in nearly three weeks. Spicer will address reporters at an off-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at 2 p.m. It will be Spicer’s first briefing at the White House since June 28. President Trump was in Europe for the Group of 20 summit from July 5-8 and traveled to France Thursday and Friday of last week, meaning there were no briefings at the White House. The press secretary has largely been missing from public view in recent weeks Spicer has taken on many of the behind-the-scenes duties

  


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Israel’s War Against George Soros
New York Times, by Mairav Zonszein    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/17/2017 10:04:57 AM     Post Reply
JAFFA, Israel — As a Holocaust survivor, a successful financier who embraces free market capitalism and a philanthropist who champions liberal democracy, George Soros should be a darling of the Israeli establishment. But Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel’s current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights. For years Mr. Soros largely avoided Israel-related philanthropy, but he became involved in 2008 when he contributed to J Street, a moderate pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group based in Washington, after it was founded.

How many of Trump´s French-first-
lady´s-´shape´ critics are 60ish women?
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 7/17/2017 10:00:16 AM     Post Reply
Over in tweetville, there seems to be a building Twitter-storm over something that occurred four days ago - President Trump´s compliments to France´s first lady, Brigitte Macron, on her figure. "You´re in such good shape. She´s in such good physical shape. Beautiful," Trump told the French President´s wife, who was standing next to first lady Melania Trump. They are yelling sexism, claiming sex-harassment, bellowing about commodification, claiming looks-ism -- all for the pretty innocuous remark. The president didn´t comment on her boob size, her rear end shape, what he´d like to do, what he thinks her sexual history might be, or anything

Haiti Official Who Exposed The
Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead
Zero Hedge, by Tyler Durden    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 7/17/2017 9:56:33 AM     Post Reply
The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on

Ruling shows I´m right
on Trump and corruption
The Hill, by Alan Dershowitz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/17/2017 9:46:30 AM     Post Reply
The recent reversal of Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirms the point I’ve been making for months about President Trump: his actions, as controversial as they may be, do not fit the definition of “corruption,” as that vague word is used in federal statutes. My critics have argued for an extraordinarily broad definition of corruption capable of being expanded to fit nearly everything Trump has done — from firing FBI Director James Comey, to asking him to consider dropping the investigation of General Michael Flynn, to his son’s meeting with Russian

  


  

A Brave Lady’s Fight Against ISIS
National Review, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/17/2017 9:43:59 AM     Post Reply
There are millions of videos floating around the Internet, of various kinds. Like you, I have seen many of these videos. And I suppose the most moving one I have ever seen is of Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament. In August 2014, she pleaded for help against ISIS, who were raping and destroying her people. She explained this. Then she said, “Save us, save us,” until she collapsed. Dakhil was a guest at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this year. She gave a presentation, which began with the showing of that video. To see the presentation

How the Left Hijacked
the American Psychiatric Association
and Normalized Personality Disorders
American Thinker, by Mark Hewitt    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/17/2017 9:37:33 AM     Post Reply
Breitbart: Trump Defense Department Delays Obama’s Transgender Push in the Military. “The Pentagon is working to delay the July 1 deadline to fully implement the Obama-initiated policy that one year ago lifted the ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military.” While the Pentagon directive to allow transgender men and women to join the military faces an indefinite delay this may be a good time to review just how America was ensnared with this Obama-era policy. The evidence is clear—the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders from their Diagnostic and

Is Global Warming Alarmism
a Complete Fraud?
PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/17/2017 8:41:48 AM     Post Reply
I usually try to give global warming hysterics the benefit of the doubt–sincere but misguided, not good at math, unacquainted with the Earth’s highly variable climatic history, and so on. But sometimes data come along that make that sympathetic attitude hard to sustain. Like this paper by Dr. James P. Wallace III, Dr. Joseph S. D’Aleo, and Dr. Craig D. Idso, which was published last month. Its title is “On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding.” You should read it all, but one portion that struck

The Shift
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/17/2017 8:38:01 AM     Post Reply
Mark Leibovitch, chief national correspondent for the NYT Magazine recorded his impressions of Washington DC, the town that melted down. He paints a portrait of Sean Spicer trying to survive "in the shadow of a capricious force". He sketches John McCain, in a permanent funk "traveling the globe to the point of weariness, seemingly on a personal mission to reassure allies unnerved by Trump." He describes the institutional Republicans walking around looking "as if they were bracing for a chandelier to drop on their heads". Most compelling of all are cameos of the bit players: the staff members, lobbyists, newspeople,

Scientists say Miami could cease
to exist within our children´s lifetimes
Business Insider, by Melia Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/17/2017 8:28:46 AM     Post Reply
Miami, a city of 430,000 people, could disappear within the century if the worst climate change predictions come true. New York Magazine´s David Wallace-Wells spoke with dozens of climatologists and researchers in related fields for an investigation on the outcomes of climate change if aggressive preventative action isn´t taken. The results were not pretty. (Snip) Within the century, a combination of polar melting, carbon emissions, and ice-sheet collapses could cause chronic flooding to wipe out Miami — and as many as 670 coastal communities, including Cambridge, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; St. Petersburg, Florida; and four of the five boroughs of New York City, according

  


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Secret Service: Trump Jr. not under protection
during meeting with Russian lawyer
Politico, by Rebecca Morin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/17/2017 7:36:25 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday said Donald Trump Jr. was not under protection during his meeting with a Russian attorney in June 2016, adding that they would not have screened any of his meetings. "Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time," Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said in a statement to Reuters. On Sunday morning, Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump´s legal team, questioned on ABC News´ "This Week" why the Secret Service allowed Trump Jr. to meet Kremlin-linked

Woman who called 911 to report
disturbance shot dead by cops
New York Post, by Chris Perez    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 7/17/2017 7:27:35 AM     Post Reply
An Australian woman who was living in Minnesota and engaged to be married next month was shot dead by police — after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her house. Justine Damond, 40, of Minneapolis, was killed on Saturday night by an officer who was responding to her call, according to the Star Tribune. He and another cop had arrived at her home around 11:30 p.m. — looking for a possible assault — after she claimed to hear “a sound” in the alley behind the residence, the newspaper reports. Three sources with knowledge of the incident said that

Manchester mosque suffers ´significant´
damage in suspected overnight arson attack
Daily Mail [UK], by Katie French    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/17/2017 7:17:24 AM     Post Reply
Manchester mosque has been significantly damaged in a suspected overnight arson attack. The Manchester Nasfat Islamic Centre on Droylsden Road caught fire late on Sunday night. Emergency services were called at around 11.40pm and around 30 firefighters worked to tackle the blaze, which is now being treated as suspicious. Images taken by witnesses show flames coming from the roof of the building, lighting up the sky and surrounding houses. A spokesman for the centre said there was no one inside at the time, and that they received a call in the night to say ´it was being attacked´. The exact cause of the

US doctor touches down in London
and heads straight to Charlie Gard´s
bedside to examine the terminally
ill baby for the first time
Daily Mail [UK], by Martin Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/17/2017 7:04:36 AM     Post Reply
The US doctor who wants to save Charlie Gard has jetted into the UK and has gone straight to Great Ormond Street Hospital to examine him today. Dr Michio Hirano believes he can help the little boy with experimental nucleoside drugs and travelled to London overnight at a High Court judge´s invitation. The Harvard-educated doctor, from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, will see Charlie today and then meet Great Ormond Street doctors on Tuesday to argue for the experimental therapy he claims has a 56 per cent of success. Two doctors, Dr Hirano and one who cannot be

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