News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 23 04 2018 08:04:59 GMT Tue, 23 04 2018 08:04:59 GMT Kaepernick named finalist for NFL´s ´Community MVP´ award Tue, 23 53 2018 07:53:07 GMT bef49a076175ea97f77de89457f9218d7d36487e The Hill [Washington, DC], by Brandon Carter Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 53 2018 07:53:07 GMT NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named a finalist for an award honoring players for their community service work. Kaepernick and four other players were announced as finalists for the NFL Players Association’s Byron “Whizzzer” White Community MVP award, according to NBC Sports. The free agent quarterback pledged $1 million to various charitable organizations during the 2016 season. He won the NFLPA’s “Community MVP” award during Week 1 of the 2017 season after donating $100,000 to four charities and holding a back'to'school backpack giveaway in New York City. Kaepernick joins Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Facebook exec to retire, help Dems in midterms Tue, 23 47 2018 07:47:30 GMT d46f821a110d5200009069481c0d2dd9d1bbefda The Hill [Washington, DC], by Harper Neidig Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 47 2018 07:47:30 GMT A top Facebook executive announced this week that he would be stepping down from the company in part to focus on helping the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. Gary Briggs, Facebook’s chief marketing officer, wrote in a post on Monday that he also plans to advise some companies and consider teaching in his retirement. “We’re going to travel some and start to split our time in and out of the Bay Area and Seattle,” Briggs wrote. “And I plan to help the Democratic Party on some efforts leading up to the US midterms this year through to 2020.” Briggs Chuck Schumer Just Lost The Shutdown, Bigly Tue, 23 44 2018 07:44:33 GMT a72aa474082c13614688321f0eed1287cb63c1c4 The Federalist, by Ben Domenech Posted By: garnet- Tue, 23 44 2018 07:44:33 GMT It’s amazing how quickly Democrats lost the shutdown battle before it was even really joined. In return for an overwhelming vote to reopen the government, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer extracted little more than a commitment to bring up immigration within the next three weeks – something Republicans were likely to do anyway, coupled with pressure for increased enforcement and border security funding. And even that fell far short of what Democrats had claimed to demand with this shutdown – a real commitment to solve the DACA issue. Schumer’s message in 2013 that if Democrats shut down the government over immigration Former FBI Director James Comey questioned by Robert Mueller Tue, 23 42 2018 07:42:57 GMT 941d002b33830ca68b5e7526c85282b54e44b0d4 Washington Examiner, by Kelly Cohen Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 42 2018 07:42:57 GMT Former FBI Director James Comey was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller last year. According to the New York Times, the interview focused on “a series of memos” Comey wrote about his interactions with President Trump that bothered him. It has been previously revealed that in one of the memos, Trump asked Comey to end the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn — who has since been charged in the Mueller probe. The news comes just hours after Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Mueller’s team last NBC’s Lester Holt slammed for ´cotton candy´ North Korea coverage on ´cushy´ trip to cruel dictatorship Tue, 23 34 2018 07:34:07 GMT d4893bc0ac10bfcde79881848550df57be50cb6f Fox News, by Sasha Savitsky Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 34 2018 07:34:07 GMT NBC´s Lester Holt is under fire for his "cushy" coverage of North Korea, despite the regime’s long record of cruelty, murder and oppression. The star journalist traveled to the Hermit Kingdom weeks before the Peacock Network will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and viewers slammed his coverage as being sycophantic, decidedly uncritical and feeding "propaganda." Holt was criticized in particular for saying he was treated “with respect” by the regime, where he reported from a ski slope as seemingly happy North Koreans were enjoying a wintry day. Viewers said the ski scene appeared to have been Comey Fires Off Cryptic Tweet Amid Media Firestorm Over New Strzok'Page “Secret Society” Text Message Bombshell Tue, 23 31 2018 07:31:41 GMT 07899480452a6eb3190902bf917f69b63553271c Gateway Pundit, by Cristina Laila Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 31 2018 07:31:41 GMT Crooked Cop Comey fired off another cryptic tweet amid a media firestorm over the FBI text message bombshell revealing there was a “secret society” of people in the FBI and DOJ working against Trump. (Snip) Shortly after this bombshell hit the wire, crooked Comey came out of hiding and fired off a cryptic tweet. Comey tweeted late Monday evening, “Good to read reports of people standing up for what they believe in. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” — NFL to highlight players´ work on equality issues Tue, 23 21 2018 07:21:12 GMT fb625b9a0925b56ec91689eb172edbf3f4139457 The Hill [Washington, DC], by John Bowden Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 21 2018 07:21:12 GMT The National Football League (NFL) announced Tuesday it would establish a council of players and owners to highlight league members´ work on issues of racial justice and equality. A press release on the NFL´s website details the "Let´s Listen Together" campaign, which includes five current NFL team owners and five current or former players and plans to "focus on supporting programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a priority on supporting improvements in education and economic development, community and police relations, and the criminal justice system." "The collaboration between the NFL and its players should be celebrated, as How "Trump Trauma" Is Crippling the News Media (Guest Column) Tue, 23 07 2018 07:07:27 GMT 2430c2876bbcf59ed9ac3340ab898647f3deed4b Hollywood Reporter, by Howard Kurtz Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 23 07 2018 07:07:27 GMT On Jan. 8, 2017, days before Donald Trump was to assume the crushing burdens of the presidency, he faced a very different kind of problem: Meryl Streep.The iconic actress slammed him in her speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, attacking him for, among other things, having allegedly mocked a disabled New York Times reporter during the campaign. The next morning, Hope Hicks, the president´s loyal young assistant who was almost always by Trump´s side, pulled out her phone to play footage of Kellyanne Conway on the CNN and Fox morning shows.Kellyanne said that Russian Navy “Exercise” Sure Looks Like a Submarine on Fire Tue, 23 01 2018 07:01:56 GMT 3e4ee4efe169d196b0208add8aa21f0dc075ce33 Popular Mechanics, by Kyle Mizokami Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 01 2018 07:01:56 GMT Video of what the Russian government claims is merely an “exercise” appears to show a submarine on fire. The video, shot in the Russian fear eastern city of Vladivostok, shows a large fire and thick, black smoke close to several moored Russian Navy submarines. The Russian government says the fire was part of a planned exercise, but the fire and smoke look way too close to the submarines for comfort. (Snip)The video emerged yesterday on Twitter. According to Russia’s Pacific Fleet, the incident was part of “damage control exercises.” The video shows five submarines tied up at Vladivostok, with a LAUSD Teacher Strips Naked On Elementary School Playground, Chases Nearby Students Tue, 23 55 2018 06:55:03 GMT cddbcee1ab307c146fce7363c3381a29435b017f CBS Los Angeles, by Staff Posted By: konocti95- Tue, 23 55 2018 06:55:03 GMT LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A physical education teacher at Carthay Center Elementary School outraged parents and upset students when he stripped naked on campus Friday and proceeded to chase nearby second'graders and fifth'graders. “He was supposed to be helping them learn P.E., run around and have fun,” one parent told CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold. “But he undressed and started chasing the kids while he was naked, and then the kids ducked and dodged, ran into some of the classrooms and got safe haven that way.” A video taken by a construction worker passing by captured the unidentified teacher putting his pants Shutdown Shames All of Congress Tue, 23 29 2018 06:29:32 GMT a1d1e797e5fec62354545b83f5966d16c59805a7 American Greatness, by Brandon J. Weichert Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 29 2018 06:29:32 GMT During the late government shutdown, Republicans kept repeating the talking point that the Democrats were damaging American national security by tying up the budget over the status of 800,000 or so illegal aliens covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Democrats, for their part, behaved in the manner their party mascot suggests they would. Not only did they endanger national security but they also played politics with the payment for our honorable men and women in uniform (as well as their families who depend on their paychecks). Not cool. At the same time, it is grating Cory Booker Meets Ted Kennedy’s ‘Racist’ Ghost Tue, 23 25 2018 06:25:36 GMT 9f9f0e7b01db4f345737b2b3b49bd0382a0dc069 American Greatness, by Pedro Gonzalez Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 25 2018 06:25:36 GMT According to the those on the political Left, America has always been a nation of, by, and for immigrants, in terms undefined, unregulated, and unlimited. But inclusive rhetoric is a recent development in U.S. immigration policy, one that stands in stark contrast with our nation’s former longstanding practice of prudent, selective immigration. Progressives seem to forget it was Democrat Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, who assured an uneasy Congress that “our streets will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.” Turns out there were 1.8 million immigrants in 2016 alone. That line Justice Department Refuses to Release Mueller’s Budget Proposal for Special Counsel Office Tue, 23 53 2018 05:53:49 GMT b640ca7291636b030cc2cc9c3873bd7af0fbda04 Judicial Watch, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 53 2018 05:53:49 GMT (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that Justice Department refuses to release the proposed budget of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Office. Judicial Watch is seeking the information through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Judicial Watch sought “the copy of the budget prepared or submitted” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But, on Friday, January 19, the Justice Department notified Judicial Watch that it refuses to turn over documents, stating: “seven pages were located that contain records responsive to your … request. We have determined that this material should be withheld in full because it is protected from disclosure under Explosive=> Peter Strzok Called Mueller Witch Hunt “An Investigation Leading To Impeachment?” Tue, 23 48 2018 05:48:10 GMT 3eef3a2f6f5b5c680eb1819256a2ed2a3f9d0a58 Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 48 2018 05:48:10 GMT In yet another shocking text sent by Peter Strzok, the disgraced FBI agent questioned if special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was “an investigation leading to impeachment?” According to the Washington Examiner‘s Sarah Westwood, the text reads, “FBI texts that stand out: Peter Strzok says he has “a sense of unfinished business” that was “unleashed” by the Clinton email case. “Now I need to fix it” Strzok says. Later, he calls the Russia probe “an investigation leading to impeachment” BEFORE he has joined the Mueller team.” FBI texts that stand out: Peter Strzok says he has "a sense of unfinished Schumer withdraws offer on Trump´s wall Tue, 23 33 2018 05:33:01 GMT 5bc6e30acf80d16c1ec394fbfeea0ccbc73d1416 Politico, by Burgess Everett & Seung Min Kim Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 33 2018 05:33:01 GMT Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table. The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise. Schumer “took it off,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D'Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “He called the White House yesterday and said America Slips in the Eyes of the World Tue, 23 29 2018 05:29:00 GMT 5c36f8f88ef15732960a1faa03838d25e5df1b6d US News & World Report, by Kevin Drew Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 23 29 2018 05:29:00 GMT The mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month was somber as Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Bremmer began with a show'stopping line:"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018." The reasons are many, Bremmer cited, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump´s move away from global leadership, and China´s eagerness to fill the New York to guarantee Medicaid for ‘Dreamers’ no matter what happens in D.C. Tue, 23 26 2018 05:26:33 GMT 1285ce0b6fbbdecbb64a42d71bf67efa8349f8c0 Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 26 2018 05:26:33 GMT New York will continue to provide some illegal immigrant “Dreamers” with access to government'run Medicaid insurance no matter what happens in Washington, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. There are 42,000 people living in New York who are currently protected by the Obama'era DACA deportation amnesty, which makes them eligible for Medicaid in the state. Mr. Cuomo said given the uncertainty over the program in Washington, he wanted to guarantee the migrants health coverage. “The federal government’s failure to take action to protect DACA recipients is appalling, un'American, unjust and puts hundreds of thousands of children at risk. Here in New York we Democrats end shutdown — Republicans cut taxes another $31 billion Tue, 23 05 2018 05:05:04 GMT d3c032ae9d481b8fbfb202356bac8b40a6eb5f9c, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 05 2018 05:05:04 GMT Democrats made fools of themselves this weekend by shutting down the government over their call to grant amnesty to border jumpers who live here illegally. President Trump laughed and laughed and laughed. Democrats tanked in the polls. Congress is not done cutting taxes, even after passing a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul last year. The deal struck by Democrats and Republicans on Monday to end a brief government shutdown contains $31 billion in tax cuts. — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 22, 2018 Chuck Schumer today said no mas. Republicans extracted a price from Democrats for resuming government operations: another $31 billion in tax cuts. Surprise, surprise, Why FBI´s ´missing´ five months of texts is worse than Watergate Tue, 23 51 2018 04:51:09 GMT 96f0b800acc7df23793d0b24349bc64551282815 Fox News, by Richard Manning Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 51 2018 04:51:09 GMT Richard Nixon´s secretary Rose Mary Woods erased 18 minutes of tape recording of the president and became infamous in1972. The FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages and expects the American public to believe it was a random mistake. This is worse than Watergate. The text messages between agents Peter Strozk and Lisa Page are instructive for several reasons. First, the texts were sent in the lead'up to Robert Mueller being named a special counsel in the investigation of Russia and the 2016 presidential election. Second, earlier messages that have been released included not only the involvement of In ‘Jaw'Dropping’ Text, Peter Strzok Expressed ‘Concern’ About Joining Mueller Team Tue, 23 44 2018 04:44:21 GMT 71ebd06c45ee1bcb84d2f3d27cbeebb5d371bcde Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 23 44 2018 04:44:21 GMT The FBI’s top agent on the Trump'Russia investigation sent a text message last year that one top Republican senator says suggests he saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion. (Snip) Strzok wrote: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.” Johnson said that the text referred to the Mueller investigation, which had kicked off two days earlier. Strzok joined that team, but was removed in July after the Justice Department’s inspector The feds repeatedly manage to lose or intentionally destroy evidence against powerful people the Deep State supports Tue, 23 39 2018 04:39:23 GMT 78ba07a9d44d3625fc26e07afa5036d282406359 American Thinker, by Jack Hellner Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 23 39 2018 04:39:23 GMT A computer glitch supposedly destroyed five months of text messages of anti'Trumpers at the FBI. Sure it did. The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page,” The FBI´s adulterous version of Romeo and Juliet reportedly exhanged 50,000 text messages apparently documenting every thought that came into their heads as they manupulated the nation´s national security apparatus for political purposes.(Photo)What a coincidence! And not the first time the feds have gotten rid of embarrassing Hawaii governor couldn’t warn public of missile ‘crisis’ because he forgot password Tue, 23 24 2018 04:24:24 GMT 34bc2d8be222c108a5af0fcdccc525284965aac0 New York Post, by Joe Tacopino Posted By: mc squared- Tue, 23 24 2018 04:24:24 GMT The governor of Hawaii wanted to inform the public that they would not die in a ballistic missile attack — but he forgot his Twitter password. Gov. David Ige said Sunday that he could not access his Twitter account on the morning of Jan. 13 — while Hawaiians were reeling after receiving the false emergency missile alert on their cellphones. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log'ons and the passwords,” Ige said, according to the Honolulu Star'Advertiser. “So certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made. I’ve been putting that on my phone so The Washington Establishment Panics Tue, 23 19 2018 04:19:51 GMT 64c9c1d2a6c8f079ed0a94d88f72033f61538972 American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 23 19 2018 04:19:51 GMT Ya can’t make it up. Here’s the headline in the Washington Post from the Post’s Erik Wemple. Staffers at The Hill press management about the work of John Solomon The story reads, in part: A group of newsroom staffers at The Hill have complained to management about stories written by John Solomon, the publication’s executive vice president of digital video. The complaints were launched in December when Solomon and reporter Alison Spann broke a story under this headline: “Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers.” The gist of Solomon and Spann’s story: Prominent California lawyer Lisa Bloom The Literary Intrigues of Putin’s Puppet Master Tue, 23 19 2018 04:19:36 GMT 592baaa94cefdb80de955ea1c2d09a454ddcfa2f New York Review of Books, by Barry Yourgrau Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 23 19 2018 04:19:36 GMT In the summer of 2009, a slender novel caused a literary sensation in Moscow. Centering on a poetry'loving gangster'cum'book publisher wracked by Hamletian perplexities over a possible snuff film, it unloaded a darkly absurdist, but caustically knowing, satire on the corruptions and machinations of post'Soviet Russia, with a whirligig of literary remixes and references. What really triggered the sensation, though, over Okolonolya, or Almost Zero (subtitled gangsta fiction, in English, in the Russian edition), was the identity of its author, an unknown named Natan Dubovitsky. Dubovitsky was soon suspected, courtesy of an anonymous tip from the novel’s publisher to the St. Border agent arrest aboard Greyhound bus triggers outcry Tue, 23 15 2018 04:15:30 GMT f4ae4dbea99ea481d6b5d5e0f365c785f664031e New York Post, by Joshua Rett Miller Posted By: mc squared- Tue, 23 15 2018 04:15:30 GMT A woman from Jamaica who overstayed her tourist visa was removed from a Greyhound bus in Florida by border agents who allegedly asked riders to provide identification — prompting an outcry from immigration advocates who questioned the legality of the inspection. The Florida Immigrant Coalition posted video of the Friday encounter on its Facebook page Saturday. The 2'minute clip shows two uniformed US Border Patrol officers taking a woman into custody as shocked passengers look on during a stop along the Orlando'to'Miami route. “This is new?” one woman asks another passenger. “I’m offended,” another passenger who apparently took out her