North Carolina may have lost out on the NCAA championships, the NBA All-Star Game and Bruce Springsteen thanks to its hotly contested transgender bathroom law, but the state’s economy didn’t miss a beat. Economic indicators released for 2016 show that the boycott has failed to derail North Carolina as a regional and national powerhouse, despite the loss of high-profile performances and sporting events in response to House Bill 2, signed March 23 by then-Gov. Pat McCrory. Tourism has thrived: Hotel occupancy, room rates and demand for rooms set records in 2016, according to the year-end hotel lodging report issued last week
Comments: The dRATS sycophant corporations like to yell "The sky is falling" when they are required to fall in line like dancing bears when told to do so. One door closes on a transsexual only arena bathroom while another a grateful public rewards their legislature by spending more in their economy. Texas and other states, take heed that sporting & entertainment events don´t dictate your policies.
You´d think that the leftist buffoons would have learned something from Chik-fil-A.
#1, Virginia IS part of the south. Even though we have a leftist cesspool around DC and in Richmond, the state is mostly conservative. 80% of the Civil War was fought here, Lee commanded The Army of Northern Virginia and the capital of the Confederacy was in Richmond.
President Trump has approved a plan to directly arm Kurdish forces fighting in Syria as part of a U.S. military plan to capture Raqqa, the Syrian city that is the Islamic State’s defacto capital, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The decision, which was first reported by NBC, is sure to anger Turkey, the NATO ally that views the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, as a threat and has rebuked the United States for partnering with them in its fight against extremists in Syria. (Snip) The YPG dominates a group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, which also includes Arab, Christian and Turkmen fighters that have been
FBI Director James Comey´s testimony that a top Hillary Clinton aide forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails involving her boss was inaccurate, ProPublica reported. Comey last week testified before a Senate committee that Huma Abedin made a "regular practice" of forwarding messages involving Clinton – some of which contained classified information – to her husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. As Comey explained, the top Clinton aide did this so Weiner could print them out. But FBI officials told ProPublica that Comey misstated Abedin´s actions. Abedin forwarded only a "handful of emails" to be
Montgomery County, MD - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is lambasting Montgomery County after jailers knowingly released an 18-year-old undocumented immigrant accused of bringing an AR-15 assault-style rifle onto school property, despite an immigration detainer lodged against the teen. On Saturday, April 29, Mario Granados-Alvarado, 18, a citizen of El Salvador, allegedly broke into a Rockville police car, snagging a shotgun, AR-15 rifle and ammunition from the vehicle´s trunk. The unmarked Chevy Impala was parked outside of an off-duty officer´s house at the time of the overnight break-in.
Seoul - South Koreans look set to elect a new president who is wary of the United States and wants to foster warmer ties with North Korea, opening a new and potentially difficult chapter in relations with Washington. Moon Jae-in, the candidate of the liberal Democratic Party, secured 41.4 percent of the vote, almost 20 points more than his closest rival, (Snip) While the Trump administration is calling for “maximum pressure” on North Korea, South Korea will have a president who has pledged to resume engagement with North Korea — including reopening an industrial park that the previous administration said was funneling cash to the
Bonn (AFP) - UN climate negotiators in Bonn were left frustrated Tuesday as the White House postponed a meeting to determine whether America will stay in the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curb planet-harming fossil fuel. As uncertainty mounted over the hard-fought pact´s future under US President Donald Trump, China´s leader Xi Jinping vowed to protect it. (Snip) Trump has yet to announce whether he intends keeping a campaign promise to withdraw Washington from the hard-fought agreement in whose birth his predecessor, Barack Obama, and Xi were instrumental. Negotiators in Bonn had their eyes firmly on a
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that the Republican health care legislation will be out of the Senate by fall. “It’s not going to turn on overnight. It takes a couple of years to put a new plan in place. It took about six years for Obamacare to get put up in the first place,” Mr. Ryan said on Fox News. “The legislation should not take that long,” he said. “Hopefully, it takes a month or two to get it through the Senate. Hopefully, it takes a month or two cause we need to give people the ability to plan. The insurers are pulling out very, very quickly. And we need to show the insurers that there’s a better system coming, so stay in the market.”
Leaders of the resistance movement against President Trump have launched a new initiative, aimed at harnessing the pushback against GOP lawmakers that voted for “Trumpcare,” through a series of scheduled “die-ins” across the country. Called the “Payback Project,” Indivisible, Moveon.org and The Town Hall Project are organizing the “die-ins” at town-hall meetings and outside the offices of lawmakers that supported the American Health Care Act, (Snip) “A die-in is a form of nonviolent direct action protest where participants publicly pretend to die to highlight a deadly problem,” the website says. “This tactic is most powerful
The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand. The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of functions, including blood pressure and the transmission of nerve impulses. Sodium levels in the blood must be carefully maintained. If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium. Ultimately you will excrete much of the excess salt and water in urine. The theory is intuitive and simple. And it may be completely wrong. New studies of Russian cosmonauts, held in isolation
Washington - The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation´s federal courts. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump´s list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. All nominees would require Senate confirmation. The announcement came less than a month after Trump´s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed, restoring the court´s conservative tilt.
New York - Another Trump is going to Washington. Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the president, will be enrolling at Georgetown University Law School this fall, according to her brother. Eric Trump, who revealed the selection, received his undergraduate degree from the school. "Georgetown is an incredible school that has played a big role in my personal and professional development," Eric Trump told The Associated Press on Monday. "I am so proud of Tiffany and all that she has accomplished. She is an amazing young woman, a great sister and has a remarkable future ahead of her."
Cape Canaveral, FL - U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after 718 days in orbit. Multiple media outlets reported that the 29-foot-long spacecraft´s return caused a sonic boom that rattled central Florida and could be heard as far away as Tampa and Fort Myers. It´s the spacecraft´s first landing in Florida. Previous X37B missions have landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. In a statement , officials said the X37B spacecraft
Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota´s biggest outbreak of measles in decades, and attracted determined vaccine skeptics eager to exploit fear, health officials say. But the outbreak has not only caught people´s attention; it has helped demonstrate that anti-vaccine activists are wrong, state and county health officials say. (Snip) "What we have now is a community that was really influenced by these anti-vaccine groups. And they´ve performed a natural experiment: to forgo the measles vaccine based on this propaganda," Johnson told NBC News. Somali immigrants have been the hardest hit by the outbreak, Minnesota's health
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, shortly after he provided misleading testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner´s computer. White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed to reporters that ´the president has accepted the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.´ (Photo) A written statement from Spicer, sent minutes later, confirmed that Trump ´acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.´ Trump said: ´The FBI
In the name of progress, Harvard University will segregate graduation ceremonies based on race. For real. "Aside from studying and taking grueling tests, if you’re a minority, the outer pressures of society make the already challenging coursework even more difficult. Knowing this, Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It’s the first of its kind at the school in recent memory and took nearly a year to plan," reports BET. "The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles and resilience it takes to get through those."
Former President Barack Obama warned the world that more people on the planet were eating meat, causing a dramatic rise in climate emissions. “As people want to increase meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sector,” Obama said, pointing to countries that were consuming more meat. The former president shared his views about the growing threat during a conversation about food with his former chef Sam Kass at a food innovation summit in Milan. “People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as
Fox News contributor and former Obama administration official Marie Harf suggested Monday that President Donald Trump cannot speak in complete sentences. "I miss having a president who can speak complete sentences," Harf said in an apparent comparison between Trump and former President Barack Obama. Harf was commenting on a speech Obama gave Sunday night while accepting the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award. Meghan McCain, Harf´s co-host on Fox News´ show "Outnumbered" and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), rebuked Harf´s suggestion. "Good Lord, Marie," McCain said. "Oh, come on! That is so low. That is beneath you, girl." Harf served as
BOSTON — Former President Barack Obama returned to the spotlight Sunday to accept an award for political courage from the John F. Kennedy family, days after House Republicans won passage of a bill dismantling much of his signature health care law. The Democrat has made few public appearances since leaving office in January, and has avoided mention of his Republican successor in the White House, even as President Donald Trump has criticized the previous administration numerous times while moving to undo many of Obama’s initiatives. Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama arrived at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
BARACK Obama will reportedly pocket a staggering £2.5million (€3million) today for delivering a speech to a sold-out audience in Milan as part of his lucrative post-presidential speaking tour. The former President, who has already earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for private speeches since leaving the White House, will make his highest-paying appearance yet at the Global Food Innovation Summit today. President Obama flew into Italy’s business capital yesterday, and according to local media headed straight for the extravagant Park Hyatt hotel, which can cost up to £7,100 (€8,400) a night. After bringing the city to a standstill with a convoy
Conservative columnist George Will has now become the latest prominent figure to join MSNBC and NBC News as a network contributor. Fox News cut ties with Will earlier this year, which came after months of feuding between him and the network’s former ratings colossus, Bill O’Reilly. Will has been making frequent appearances on MSNBC recently, and in one of his latest segments, he elaborated on his column about how President Trump‘s “disorderly mind” is a “dangerous disability” that could result in dire consequences.. During the 2016 election, Will walked away from the Republican Party out of disgust over Trump’s political
Former president Bill Clinton is collaborating with the best-selling novelist James Patterson on a new thriller. Titled The President is Missing, the book is slated for an unusual joint release from rival publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co in June 2018. In a statement Monday, the publishers said the book, is ´a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know.´ Knopf has long been Clinton´s publisher, and Patterson has been with Little, Brown for decades. ´The President is Missing´ is the
The people who have met with Donald Trump since he became president tend to have a lot in common, according to a database POLITICO compiled from public documents, media accounts and its own reporting: They’re mostly male, largely Republican and often rich. Of the more than 1,200 people who have had direct access to the president as of Monday night, the majority — about 80 percent — are white. And almost 63 percent are white men. Trump has huddled with at least 270 business executives and nearly 350 politicians — mainly Republicans but also dozens of Democrats. And he’s met
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) dropped a big "F-Bomb" at a recent public event. Harris was discussing health care in San Francisco at a taping of the podcast "Pod Save America" when she started to swear, CBS San Francisco reports. The event was sold out. "Pod Save America" is hosted by four former Obama administration officials who discuss liberal politics and resisting initiatives by Republicans and President Donald Trump. "Like this guy, this congressman, you might as well say, ‘People don´t starve because they don´t have food.´ What the f**k is that?" Harris said. At another point, Harris was about
Former staffers from Hillary Clinton´s presidential campaign warned that President Donald Trump´s firing of FBI Director James Comey could hurt the investigation into Russia´s influence on the 2016 presidential election. "Surprised I´m saying this, but I don´t see how this bodes well for the Russia investigation," Clinton´s campaign manager Robby Mook tweeted Tuesday, following news that Comey had been removed form office. "Twilight zone. I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email investigation was handled. But this terrifies me." Comey was leading an investigation into whether members of Trump´s campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the
Bill Clinton is expanding his resume to include fiction writer. The former president is teaming up with best-selling novelist James Patterson to co-write a thriller, "The President is Missing." The book will be released in June 2018, the Associated Press reported. Publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. said the book is "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know." "Working on a book about a sitting president — drawing on what I know about the job, life