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Transgender N.J. pastor to celebrate
with historic renaming ceremony

Jersey Journal [Jersey City, NJ], by Rev. Alexander Santora

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/8/2018 11:03:11 AM

When Jesus called Simon to be his first apostle, he changed his name to Peter. On Sunday, Lutheran Bishop Tracie Bartholomew will call Pastor Rose Beeson "Peter" for the first time in what will be a historic "renaming ceremony" at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken. Since last summer, Beeson has been transitioning from woman to man and has shared this process with a supportive parish community. "This a wonderful day in the life of this radically inclusive community," said Mark Singleton, a 21-year member of the church who was on the committee to call Beeson to pastor St. Matthew Trinity

Are there enough worshippers of mental illness to keep the pews filled? A "For Sale" sign in the future will tell the tale; maybe a new radically inclusive mosque will take its place.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sunnyday, 2/8/2018 11:07:21 AM     (No. 11537490)

This is why I left the Lutheran church. They mock God on so many levels.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/8/2018 11:21:26 AM     (No. 11537517)

Yes,#1. This is indeed a mockery of God. But God will not be mocked by this false pastor and his supporters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/8/2018 11:22:05 AM     (No. 11537520)

Will Peter display her proof?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nashman, 2/8/2018 11:26:26 AM     (No. 11537528)

That still doesn´t make her a man.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/8/2018 11:28:22 AM     (No. 11537534)

This is a hate crime. It´s gender appropriation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 2/8/2018 11:28:25 AM     (No. 11537535)

Apparently, the Lutherans (ELCA we presume) are in a headlong race for worst apostasy and heresy with the United Methodists, Disciples of Christ, and American Baptists. Not a race you should want to win.
Somehow, I doubt that Luther would be pleased.
And pleasing the Lord seems to be the least of their concerns. "Depart from Me, I never knew you" is in their future.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rfr46, 2/8/2018 11:42:00 AM     (No. 11537556)

At least they did not do a renaming of St Matthew and a celebration of "her" change of gender identity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: californiadude, 2/8/2018 11:55:10 AM     (No. 11537600)

Delusional fools.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Virtudawg, 2/8/2018 11:59:27 AM     (No. 11537610)

Another example of the "Ten Suggestions" doctrinal basis of many so-called mainstream "Christian" denominations . . .

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Reply 10 - Posted by: miceal, 2/8/2018 12:01:59 PM     (No. 11537617)

Ah yes, celebrate perversity. Their day is coming...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 12:04:36 PM     (No. 11537619)

#1,#2,#6,#9- With all due respect, such a blanket statement about the Lutheran Church is most unfortunate and inaccurate. Indeed, the ELCA has gone off the rails as evidenced by the formation of a new synod, the NALC (North American Lutheran Church) constituted on August 27, 2010 due to the ELCA’s “shift in policy toward homosexual members and clergy. The NALC regarded the shift as being unbiblical and symptomatic of growing liberalism of ELCA.”


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Reply 12 - Posted by: jlw509, 2/8/2018 12:04:37 PM     (No. 11537620)

I wish this woman nothing but the best.\

When a person has inward coherence, her body and mind operate harmoniously. If that harmony is absent and her body is healthy, it´s her mind that´s unhealthy.

Ethically, you assist the mind to match the healthy body, not sabotage the normal, healthy body to match a confused mind.

The doctors who do this are unethical: they are not treating underlying causes, and not aiming for real wellness.

The poor women. I hope she keeps her "girl parts," so that when she realizes that fake maleness isn´t working, she can "transition back" without extra ripping and stitching.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 12:04:44 PM     (No. 11537621)


The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) accept and preach Scripture-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation: “Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.”
Scripture is very clear about “false teachers” – “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/8/2018 12:07:36 PM     (No. 11537624)

I´m guessing that the pews are filled with gays, transgenders, their poor children, and a few older parishioners who are staying because they´ve attended their entire lives. Not exactly a sustaining congregation.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady, 2/8/2018 12:36:29 PM     (No. 11537657)

He can change his name.

He can have all the mutilating surgery that he wants.

He can take dangerous amounts of steroids and hormones EVERY day for the rest of his life so that his body will mimic a woman´s body.

But he can NOT change his DNA!!!! His DNA will always say that he is a MAN!!!!!!

God will not be mocked!!!!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/8/2018 12:40:01 PM     (No. 11537663)

They´ve confused their peters.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/8/2018 12:54:44 PM     (No. 11537679)

you´re right poster #15. It doesn´t matter what they cut off, what they add on, what drugs they take, the science is settled and 100% of scientists agree, you cannot change your sex.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/8/2018 1:08:00 PM     (No. 11537695)

Perverts, all of them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/8/2018 1:15:14 PM     (No. 11537700)

And the Episcopal diocese in Washington will no longer refer to God in terms of the male gender. That diocese is already losing members. It will lose more I think.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hisself, 2/8/2018 1:21:22 PM     (No. 11537708)

These people are bleepin´ insane!

And that idiot episcopal ´priest´ in Washington was on Tucker Carlson last week and showed his lack of knowledge of the Bible, at least Genesis 2.
His entire non-gendering of G-d was based upon his mistake.

May G-d have mercy upon these confused and ill souls.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/8/2018 1:22:26 PM     (No. 11537709)

So, the Lutheran Church agrees with this woman that God made a mistake in creating her as a woman. He should have made her a man and now Man has/is going to correct God´s mistake?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dvc, 2/8/2018 1:38:32 PM     (No. 11537733)

The national churches of the main Protestant lines have been thoroughly and completely infiltrated by anti-religious zealots and extremist leftists for quite some time.

Not a penny to support these national church groups, they really do NOT represent the religions that they have hijacked.

And look at the Pope, certainly not much of a Catholic.

This is how the left is working to destroy Christianity. Infiltrate the ranks with zealots and try to dismantle it from within.

The Bible still remains.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: legalart, 2/8/2018 1:38:53 PM     (No. 11537734)

If I were a Bible-believing Lutheran, I would get out of any of its denominational churches until they changed their name and became distinct. Hard to figure out who´s who when they all call themselves Lutheran. Agreed, this is a perversion and will catch up with this woman/man/whatever. "Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean and I will welcome you" (2 Cor. 6:17)
It always baffles me why people who don´t believe what the Scripture teaches insist on playing church and pretending. It´s a schizo way to live. Then again, there´s a lot of money in those places.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/8/2018 2:02:32 PM     (No. 11537755)

#11/13 – Thank you for the explanation of the various synods under the Lutheran label. I understand your pain with brethren who are unable to accept basic truths and choose instead to break away and reform.

Respectfully, I do have a question about Lutheran doctrine. I’m a bit confused by your quote, “Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.” You listed three things that are “alone”. How can all three be “alone”?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: M2, 2/8/2018 2:07:40 PM     (No. 11537762)

Isn’t that special?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: PAdiva, 2/8/2018 2:11:00 PM     (No. 11537765)

The new name is ´Peter´?
Now, that IS funny!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 2:15:19 PM     (No. 11537768)

#23- With all due respect, abandoning Lutheranism is not an option for believers of Scripture-based teaching. Much like President Trump is doing to right the wrongs of left-wing decadent governance, believing Lutherans who are members of Scripture-based teaching synods need to pray for errant Lutherans and challenge false teachings within Lutheranism while providing a safe haven for Lutherans recognizing and rejecting false teachings. Catholics would not abandon their “denomination” to become separate and distinct. Ultimately, true believers constitute the Church on earth. Our Lord assures believers that “…the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Church).”(Matthew16:18)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: volksford, 2/8/2018 2:27:16 PM     (No. 11537775)

The church of What´s Happnin´ Now !

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tip35c, 2/8/2018 2:29:07 PM     (No. 11537777)

He´s.. umm, It´s a jolly good fell..!

..err, Person?

Dang. Awkward.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: richdet, 2/8/2018 2:41:14 PM     (No. 11537784)

I can´t claim to know how this hustle worked exactly, but presumably a major reason Rev. Pete got this position in the first place was because she is a woman. Ironic, or so it seems to me.

Another dispiriting case study in this loony bin called the 21st century.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Pilot222, 2/8/2018 3:12:05 PM     (No. 11537802)

The Catholc Church,with its idiot communist Pope,is not far behind in perverted thinking.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mathman, 2/8/2018 3:36:26 PM     (No. 11537817)

#24: "alone" has a specific meaning.
Faith alone means faith not dependent on or supplemental to good works. See Romans 3 for a description of what faith means. "Abraham believed G-d, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
Scripture alone means not dependent on any writings other than the ones in Scripture. In other words, what the Pope says has no bearing.
Grace alone means we can do nothing to deserve salvation. Salvation is utterly dependent on the work of G-d. It cannot be earned or bought.
"alone" means not mixed with any other operative force.
See the Formula of Concord for details.
These three pillars were insisted on by Luther.
And they were based on years of reverent study of Scripture.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: daisymay, 2/8/2018 3:41:37 PM     (No. 11537825)

I´m glad to get some clarity on which Synod allowed this to happen. I was raised in the Missouri Synod (Parochial school for 8 grades) and I have always known them to be the strictest of the Synods. I don´t think Lutherans should jump ship just because of this one Rogue church and Minister. Catholics have held firm while their Pastors molested little boys. They also have become more and more lenient on Gay Marriage. I think we all need to just hold firm in our beliefs and let the chips fall where they may. We can choose which Church to attend, so we do not have to support this Pastor who is giving all Lutherans a bad name! God will decide who is right!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dvc, 2/8/2018 4:23:02 PM     (No. 11537866)

Thank you, #32. Good information.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/8/2018 4:43:31 PM     (No. 11537880)

This ELCA Lutheran, watching this stuff taking place, is as uncomfortable as a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Postaway, 2/8/2018 8:59:56 PM     (No. 11538081)

I am LC Missouri Synod and joined because this type of hipster nonsense drove me from the Episcopal Church. There is no reason that a person at odds with reality cannot join a church, including a congregation that wishes to be taken seriously. There is, however, an obvious imperative that such a person not act as a leader of that church. Inclusiveness doesn’t mean collective mental illness. This leads to things like the New Hope Methodist Church becoming Marsha Brown’s Creole Restaurant complete with ironic stained glass windows of biblical stories next door to the Wiccan shop and the tattoo parlor.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 9:07:09 PM     (No. 11538087)

#32- Excellent post, sincerely appreciated.

#24- #32 is correct. St. Paul makes it easy to understand “Sola gratia,Sola fide,Sola scriptura” in the words of Ephesians2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” God’s mercy is generous toward the undeserving.(Romans5:12-21) Grace “is like the benefit of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, which is not a work, but a treasure included in the Word. It is offered to us and received by faith.”


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 9:07:16 PM     (No. 11538088)


Through faith, God’s gift, is the opposite of works and sight; a trust in God’s gifts, now and to come. (Luke 7:50, Romans 1:17, Galatians 2:16).

Salvation is not the result of works: “Neither Jews who obey the Torah, nor Gentiles who heed their conscience, may claim a reward from God (Romans 3:19-31). Ultimately, “Christ’s merit is obtained not by our works or pennies, but from grace through faith, without money and merit.”


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/8/2018 9:07:25 PM     (No. 11538090)


The Holy Bible – “Whoever believes and holds to Christ’s Word, heaven stands open to him, hell is shut, the devil is imprisoned, sins are forgiven, and he is a child of eternal life. That is what this book teaches you—the Holy Scripture—and no other book on earth.” Martin Luther (WA 48:155)

Soli Deo Gloria! – To God alone be the glory!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/8/2018 11:37:56 PM     (No. 11538162)

This is disrespectful to the One who created the two sexes.
The hubris of one who would claim that God made a mistake that needs corrected by His creation is blasphemy of the highest order.
She obviously sees herself as superior to God and on a mission to correct his failings.
Any church that embraces this is not a church of God.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/9/2018 12:30:31 AM     (No. 11538185)

#32 – Thank you for answering my question. You clarified the issue for me.

#33 – “They also have become more and more lenient on Gay Marriage.” It was unclear if you were referring the Lutherans or the Catholics. The Catholic Church has not changed its prohibition against gender-neutral “marriages”. Practicing Catholics who are homosexual or lesbian are called to chastity as are single heterosexuals. There are many special ministries available to those who live with such temptations.

#37,38,39 – Thank you, as always, for the Scripture quotes. Catholics also believe that salvation is a Grace Gift from God, totally outside any effort of ours. Although it is a common misconception Catholics do not believe that our works will save us but, just like the fig tree we will be known by our fruits. We are commanded by Christ to be His hands and feet in the world. We do believe that Scripture without Tradition to guide interpretation can lead believers into dangerous waters. Oral Tradition was the basis of Christian belief before The Bible was assembled in the 4th century. The Pope is infallible in only matters of faith and morals. The last papal bull on dogma was in 1854, when the Church formalized the teaching on the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Infallible papal declarations are very rare.

AMDG – For the Greater Glory of God.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/9/2018 2:56:01 AM     (No. 11538223)

I don´t care which denomination they are, it´s weird and a mental illness. But, that is between them and their G-d. Who am I to judge and cast the first stone?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/9/2018 10:47:09 PM     (No. 11539138)

#41- As always, enlightening exchanges sincerely appreciated.

#42- “Judge, cast first stone.” When a believer falls into sin, believers are to try to encourage the sinner to examine the fault.(Matthew 18:15-20) Rather than being judgmental, the attempt is more like compassion that would impel a medical professional to care for an injured person. Jesus gave the keys of the kingdom of heaven to the Apostles (clergy) to forgive or refuse to forgive sins(Matthew 16:19). Believers need to pray for sinners who show no concern for their souls, and work to win them back so they will not be lost forever.

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/19/2018 4:40:12 AM     Post Reply
The polling news has been nothing but good lately for the GOP, yet Democrats were still narrowly favored to retake the House. Until now. With this hint that Secretary Deadweight is prepared to take an active role this fall, the HA Decision Desk is moving the House outlook to leans GOP. Congrats to Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Dan Merica ? @danmericaCNN "We have to win back the Congress," Hillary Clinton said Friday at a DNC event. "I’ll be there with you every step of the way because we are going to take back the country we love." 8:32 AM - May 18, 2018 - She said this at the Democrat Women’s Leadership Forum, along with

Hard feelings, Donald? Trump goes quiet
on Twitter with no mention of the
royal wedding after being snubbed

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/19/2018 2:18:35 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump has stayed uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter without posting a single tweet about the royal wedding. The President, who is usually especially active on the social media network early in the day, did not tweet anything all morning about the nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which ended at 9.00am ET. Rumors swirled about whether Trump would be invited to the wedding at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, but he was eventually left off the guest list, along with other political leaders. Prominent figures who made the cut included Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney and the Beckhams. Other A-listers including Idris

A Royally Useless Spectacle
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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 5/19/2018 8:40:11 AM     Post Reply
The man who is sixth in line to be king of Great Britain is getting married today and America has lost its mind. What does it mean to be sixth in the line of royal succession to an office that depends solely and exclusively on who your father is? It means that five family members have to die before you get the real goodies. Granted, those goodies are amazing. Who wouldn´t want to live in a thousand year old castle (too bad it´s in Scotland) or have dozens of "servants" cater to your every whim and need? But that lifestyle depends on people believing that you are deserving of such wealth and privilege because you happened to be

Fox’s Bret Baier Draws the Line:
Sean Hannity is a Problem

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American Thinker, by Peter Barry Chowka    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 5/19/2018 9:32:49 AM     Post Reply
The civil war between the Fox News Channel news and opinion sides appears to be hardening with chief political anchor Bret Baier having joined the fray. On Thursday May 17, Baier, a 20-year high-profile veteran of Fox News, entered the lion’s den – one of the hearts of the anti-Trump Resistance – when he went on the ABC Television Network daytime women’s chat show The View. His guest shot in “enemy territory” was a prominent stop on the media tour to promote his new book on Reagan and Gorbachev, Three Days in Moscow. The five women of The View, however – four of them unabashed leftists and one lone

Black Harvard Students
Want Their Own Graduation

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Associated Press, by Collin Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/19/2018 12:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Boston — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. More than 700 students and guests are registered to attend Harvard´s first Black Commencement, which will take place two days before the school´s traditional graduation events. (Snip) Every student will receive a stole made of traditional African kente cloth, meant to symbolize their shared heritage and to be worn with their cap and gown at the university´s graduation. Students have raised $35,000 for the event, mostly from schools within the university.

´We are going to take back
the country we love´: Hillary Clinton

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ABC News, by Maryalice Parks    Original Article
Posted By: cThree- 5/19/2018 8:09:09 AM     Post Reply
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday that Democratic candidates around the country still face basic questions about what they stand for and which policies their party supports. Speaking at a Democrat Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., Clinton urged party leaders to return to the basics and lay out the party’s values for voters. Fair wages, the “absolute promise of universal health care,” public school funding, gun safety reform and equal pay were at the top of the former first lady’s agenda items that she thought should stay central to the Democratic Party’s platform.

John McCain´s Last Fight
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Politico, by Michael Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 5/18/2018 5:48:37 PM     Post Reply
John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a political enemy. All Trump displays is “a reality-show facsimile of toughness,” the six-term Arizona senator and former GOP presidential candidate, who for a generation of Washington politicians has defined genuine toughness, writes in his forthcoming memoir. The irony of McCain’s curtain-closing contretemps with the president is that it is clearly

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate
Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to
Spy, as Trump Claims

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New York Times, by Adam Goldman*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/19/2018 9:19:45 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Trump accused the F.B.I. on Friday, without evidence, of sending a spy to secretly infiltrate his 2016 campaign “for political purposes” even before the bureau had any inkling of the “phony Russia hoax.” In fact, F.B.I. agents sent an informant to talk to two campaign advisers only after they received evidence that the pair had suspicious contacts linked to Russia during the campaign. The informant, an American academic who teaches in Britain, made contact late that summer with one campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, according to people familiar with the matter. He also met repeatedly in the

Top Intel Dem warns Republicans:
Don´t try to out FBI source

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Max Greenwood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/18/2018 9:57:26 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and

Jimmy Carter drops crowd-size zinger aimed
at Trump during Liberty University commencement

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Washington Examiner, by Laura Barrón-López    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/19/2018 3:42:10 PM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter jabbed President Trump during his commencement speech at Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday, joking about the crowd size at the event. Carter pointed out that the crowd size at the commencement was bigger this year than when Trump spoke to Liberty graduates in 2017, the Associated Press reported. “I don’t know if President Trump would admit that," Carter said, referring to the Trump’s claim, which was widely determined to be false, that his inauguration crowd exceeded 1 million people. Carter wasn´t the only one to bring up the Trump inauguration crowd size Saturday. The Twitter

Obama education secretary: No
children should go to school
until gun laws are changed

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Laura Barrón-López    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/20/2018 3:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan said parents should pull their children out of school until Congress passes gun control legislation. "What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?" Duncan tweeted Saturday. Duncan, who served as secretary under President Obama, called the step "tragically necessary." "My family is all in if we can do this at scale. Parents, will you please join us?" he said. Duncan´s plea comes one day after 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry´s royal wedding:
Guests begin arriving, couple´s new titles revealed

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Fox News, by Leora Arnowitz    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/19/2018 4:33:56 AM     Post Reply
WINDSOR, England – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day has come, and the sun is shining outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where early guests arrived about four hours before the royal wedding is set to begin. Many of the first guests to arrive were part of the approximately 1,200 members of the public that Markle and Prince Harry invited to witness their wedding, some of whom were invited due to their involvement in specific charities that are meaningful to the couple. Those guests will watch the wedding from a designated area outside of the castle, while

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