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House panel to hold hearing on
reparations for slavery next week
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/13/2019 11:25:57 PM Post Reply
Washington - A House panel will hold a hearing next week on the topic of reparations for slavery. The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is set to hold a hearing June 19 on legislation that would establish a commission to study the consequences and impacts of slavery and make recommendations for reparations proposals. The hearing is titled "H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice." (Snip) "While we have focused on the social effects of slavery and segregation, its continuing economic implications remain largely ignored by mainstream analysis," Jackson Lee said, adding, "These economic
Mitt Romney slams Trump for saying
he would accept 'foreign dirt' on rivals: 'Simply unthinkable'
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Posted by tisHimself 6/13/2019 10:58:00 PM Post Reply
Senator Mitt Romney has slammed Donald Trump for saying that he would accept dirt on a political opponent from a foreign government, saying the president’s remarks are “simply unthinkable.” Mr Romney, who was the 2012 Republican nominee for president before winning his Senate seat last year, said during an impromptu interview with reporters that he would contact the FBI immediately if a foreign government approached him in that way.
‘Strengthen’ America: NBC Pushes Liberal
Dream to Abolish Electoral College
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6/13/2019 10:22:40 PM Post Reply
As NBC Nightly News continued its monotonous drumbeat on Thursday to elevate liberal policy positions ahead of the Democratic debate they were holding, the network gave the megaphone to South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in order to push for abolishing the Electoral College. Correspondent Harry Smith let Buttigieg freely suggest the country had to “strengthen American democracy” because we were supposedly in an era of deteriorating voting rights. In reality, his “Big Idea” would damage the framework our founders put in place to protect the people from tyranny.“America over time has grown more democratic and I think that's a good thing, but it's not a one-way street.
“I Really Want to Thank the President”
Kim Kardashian Thanks President Trump at
the White House for His Passion
for Criminal Justice Reform (Video)
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6/13/2019 10:12:48 PM Post Reply
Kim Kardashian spoke behind the presidential seal on Thursday in the White House.On Thursday President Donald Trump introduced Kim Kardashian to speak on Justice Reform at the White house.President Trump introduced her saying, “I’d like to invite up a very special guest and a powerful advocate not just for justice reform but just a good person. And I hear she’s starting to study law. She’s also one of the most successful people in the entertainment business. Soon she will be one of the most successful lawyers. I hate to tell it to all of my lawyers back there. But, I knew her father and
Is Chuck Schumer in the primary crosshairs of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replies
Posted by jeb184 6/13/2019 9:00:03 PM Post Reply
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) went to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday to express his view that “no threat poses a greater danger to our planet than climate change” and that President Donald Trump is something like “a member of the Flat Earth Society” on this issue.
Warren rises to second in California poll replies
Posted by NorthernDog 6/13/2019 8:54:21 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a small lead over the field of Democratic contenders in California, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is hot on his heels and has edged past Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into second place, according to a new poll. The survey from the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies finds Biden at 22 percent support. Warren and Sanders are in a statistical tie, at 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who will need a strong showing in her home state to compete, is in fourth place with 13 percent, followed
Illegal immigrant day laborer, 34,
who bludgeoned a wealthy socialite,
83, to death with a fire extinguisher is
sentenced to 22 years to life in prison
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Posted by Ribicon 6/13/2019 8:00:57 PM Post Reply
An undocumented immigrant day laborer who has admitted to bludgeoning an elderly socialite to death at her New York mansion was sentenced this morning to 22 years to life in prison after telling the court he wished he could trade placed with his victim. Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 34, learned his fate after reading a letter through a Spanish interpreter, in which he expressed remorse for taking the life of 83-year-old Lois Colley, the wife of millionaire McDonald's franchisee Eugene Colley, at her 300-acre North Salem estate in November 2015.(Snip) Gomez never provided a clear motive for why
Contempt’ and the Court replies
Posted by Ken M. 6/13/2019 7:38:49 PM Post Reply
But that’s hard to square. The Justice Department has flooded the committee with information, turning over 17,000 pages of documents, and making officials available for hours of interviews. More telling, the process isn’t over. The department is readying thousands of pages more, and the committee has already scheduled additional interviews. Contempt is usually a way of breaking an impasse; there’s no need for it when an agency is cooperating. So why the rush? Mr. Cummings’s vote is the left’s latest, desperate effort to get the Supreme Court to stand down from an imminent ruling over that same census question.
NY Assembly Approves Bill to Give
Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants
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6/13/2019 6:14:44 PM Post Reply
The New York State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would allow illegal immigrants in America to obtain driver’s licenses.The bill, which received a vote of 86-47 in the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature, must pass through the State Senate before it may be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.Should it become law, the bill would allow those residing in America illegally to use passports from other countries and other various foreign-issued documents to show their identities at the Department of Motor Vehicles.Assemblyman Robert Smullen, a Republican, expressed concern about the new law, saying it could potentially open a loophole for criminals or terrorists
White House Slams Office of Special
Counsel Recommendation for Kellyanne
Conway
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Posted by earlybird 6/13/2019 5:40:07 PM Post Reply
The White House is slamming the Office of Special Counsel [OSC] for recommending Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway be removed from her position for violations of the Hatch Act. "OSC's draft Report is based on multiple fundamental legal and factual errors, makes unfair and unsupported claims against a close advisor to the President, is the product of a blatantly unfair process that ignored statutory notice requirements, and has been influences by various inappropriate considerations. As a result, the current Report would serve only to undermine public confidence in OSC and its procedures," a lengthy letter written by Counsel to
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is
leaving the White House at the end
of the month, Trump says
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:25:39 PM Post Reply
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the job at the end of the month, President Donald Trump said Thursday. In a pair of tweets, the president said Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas. He thanked her for a “job well done.” “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic!” Trump tweeted. (Tweet)
Feds gone wild: DOJ's stunning inability
to prosecute its own bad actors
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:19:50 PM Post Reply
One was caught red-handed engaged in nepotism. Another, a lawyer no less, admitted to shoplifting at a Marine barracks store. A third leaked sealed court information to the news media. And a fourth engaged in fraud by turning a government garage into a personal repair shop. Four cases, all solved in the past month, with suspects who cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and significant breaches of public trust. But these weren’t your everyday perps. All were U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) employees who are supposed to catch other criminals while working for the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. attorneys’ offices.
Hey Joe Biden, Here Are
Some Scandals You Forgot
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:14:21 PM Post Reply
“Know what I was most proud of?” presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd on Wednesday. “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.” In an era where every presidential tweet is an existential threat to democracy, there are probably plenty of people who believe this myth. Off the bat, though, it should be mentioned that even liberal factchecking outfit PolitiFact once awarded Barack Obama the “Lie of Year” for misleading the American people about his technocratic health-care plan. Our former vice president, no slouch about misleading the public on the ACA, probably forgot.
Just Try Calling the FBI With Foreign
Dirt Dug Up On Democrats
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Posted by Cavallodifiero 6/13/2019 4:10:25 PM Post Reply
The big media and Democrat meltdown about President Donald Trump telling ABC vulture George Stephanopoulos that he would be open to accepting opposition research from foreign countries—with no obligation to tip off the FBI—is a classic case of the ridiculous meeting the sublime 101. “A defiant President Trump pushed back Thursday against the outrage over his comments that he would be open
AOC spokesman tweets, then deletes, F-bomb
rant against potential GOP challenger
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Posted by Ribicon 6/13/2019 4:02:15 PM Post Reply
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman sent a profane tweet to a potential Republican challenger as he ripped him for wanting to debate his boss. “Yo @RichValdes what in the actual f–k makes you think you’re entitled to a debate with AOC,” spokesman Corbin Trent tweeted Sunday at the conservative talk radio producer who’s mulling a run against the freshman congresswoman. Earlier that day, Valdes said he tried to challenge Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Valdes claims the democratic socialist “jetted to
Oberlin College hit with maximum
(capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case
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Posted by shalimar 6/13/2019 3:27:19 PM Post Reply
The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case. Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $22 million. That brings the total damages to $33 million. We will have the breakdown soon. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees, to be determined by the judge. In closing argument, Gibson’s lawyer Lee Plakas argued: “Why is the country watching you. Because the country agrees that what happened to the Gibsons should not happen to anyone, but could happen to everyone.”
Devin Nunes and Mark Meadows
Discuss Corruption Within FBI/DOJ
and “New Whistle-blowers” Coming Forward……
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Posted by earlybird 6/13/2019 3:22:51 PM Post Reply
HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes appears with judiciary committee member Mark Meadows to discuss today’s HPSCI hearing, corruption within the DOJ/FBI, and the current NYT story about AG Bill Barr questioning the CIA construct of the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. Notice in Mr. Nunes statements: “corrupt rank and file“? {CURIOUS}; also Fusion GPS and the FBI operating on “parallel tracks“? {CURIOUS x 2} Additionally, from Rep. Mark Meadows we hear this: “We are now getting a lot of whistle-blowers” … “people who knew this was wrong are coming forward now” …
President Trump Uses Mark Warner and
Adam Schiff Examples to Highlight
Foreign Contacts….
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Posted by earlybird 6/13/2019 3:20:08 PM Post Reply
Earlier today President Trump hit back against a ridiculous media and political narrative that in a series of tweets: (Tweets)The example of Mark Warner is particularly poignant. In 2017 Senator Mark Warner was texting with lawyer/lobbyist Adam Waldman about setting up a covert meeting with British intelligence operative and dossier author Chris Steele. Waldman is a lobbyist/lawyer with a $40,000 monthly retainer to represent the U.S. interests of Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska. Additionally, in 2018 the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, was demanding the FBI and DOJ keep records from congress.
Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks replies
6/13/2019 2:43:30 PM Post Reply
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for a pair of Thursday morning attacks that forced crews of two oil tankers to abandon ship. “Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful maximum pressure campaign lifted,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department. “The international community condemns Iran’s assault on the freedom of navigation,” he said. (Video)
Give Congressmen a Pay Raise?
Pelosi: 'It's Not a Pay Raise,
It's a COLA Increase'
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6/13/2019 2:39:35 PM Post Reply
At her weekly news conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked whether it's appropriate at this time for Congress to give itself a pay raise."It's not a pay raise, it's a COLA increase," Pelosi responded. "And whether that comes to be, I don't know. It would have to be a bipartisan initiative."In this case, Congress could allow itself a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) that would raise lawmakers' pay by $4,500 to $178,500, up from the current $174,000. (According to the Congressional Research Service, members of both the House and Senate are paid a salary of $174,000. The House and Senate majority and minority leaders are paid $193,400; and
'Thank you for letting me fend for
myself': High school valedictorian blasts
'alcoholic' teacher and 'unavailable' counselor
in shocking graduation speech
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6/13/2019 2:35:32 PM Post Reply
A California valedictorian took to the podium and slammed a teacher for being 'regularly intoxicated' and her counselor for leaving her to 'fend for herself' during her graduation speech.Nataly Buhr, a senior at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, opened her speech thanking the school, her parents, and a few teachers for being 'invested in the students' education and well being' on Thursday June 6. But then her address took a sharp turn when she called out the school's administrators and teachers for being negligent and failing to do their jobs. 'To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year,
Special Counsel recommends firing
Kellyanne Conway over alleged
Hatch Act violations
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Posted by Harlowe 6/13/2019 1:22:33 PM Post Reply
The Office of Special Counsel recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions.” The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The OSC, which is separate from the office with a similar name previously run by Robert Mueller, said in a scathing report released Thursday that White House Counselor Conway violated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.
Man charged in murders of a black
transgender woman and two others in Dallas
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Posted by Ribicon 6/13/2019 12:33:49 PM Post Reply
A man was charged with murder in three recent killings in Dallas, Texas, including the murder of Muhlaysia Booker, a black transgender woman whose death made national headlines last month, police announced Wednesday. Dallas Police Department major Max Geron said in a press conference that they arrested 34-year-old Kendrell Lavar Lyles in the murder of Booker, and a man and woman, both unnamed, in three separate cases.0 He also was named a “person of interest” in the murder of another transgender woman, 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey.(Snip) The arrest comes in the heels of a series of killings
New York City to unveil largest
rainbow pride flag in city’s history
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Posted by Ribicon 6/13/2019 11:45:26 AM Post Reply
Let your freak flag fly, New York! New York is coming out in a larger-than-life way this Pride Month, unveiling the biggest pride flag in the city’s history on Friday. But it won’t be a traditional cloth flag. Instead, the normally gray, concrete steps at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park will be painted to resemble the iconic rainbow symbol for the gay rights movement. The fitting hashtag: #AscendWithPride. The location of the massive 12-foot-by-100-foot display of equality is no coincidence either. Four Freedoms State Park was established as a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt
At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt
In Protests After Deadly Shooting
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Posted by Toledo 6/13/2019 11:34:02 AM Post Reply
At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says. The violence erupted after officers of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn. That man was Webber, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the case.
Out of the Layoff Ashes:
Issues & Insights
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Posted by PageTurner 6/13/2019 10:57:35 AM Post Reply
In the wake of layoffs of more than 1,000 journalists from BuzzFeed, Verizon Media Group (owner of outlets like HuffPost) and Gannett earlier this year, #LearntoCode became a controversial phrase tweeted at and about those who lost their jobs. One side argued it was harassment. Twitter took this view, suspending accounts of those using the slogan. Another side contended the phrase was a sardonic expression of just deserts for a class of professionals unsympathetic to the loss of jobs in industries like coal mining, thanks to clean energy ideals. A month after these layoffs, Investor’s Business Daily quietly shuttered its own opinion section.
Camp in American Politics replies
Posted by PageTurner 6/13/2019 10:35:07 AM Post Reply
What is this thing called camp, and who can solve its mystery? In 1964, the 33-year-old American writer Susan Sontag, the high priestess of the New York intellectual world, published her iconic essay on “the sensibility, unmistakably modern, that goes by the name of ‘camp.’” Without precise or exact definition, camp indicates love of the unnatural, artifice, exaggeration, esoteric, something of a private code. Camp is discernable in objects, movies, clothes, furniture, popular songs, novels, buildings, and people. In people, the sensibility is markedly attenuated and strongly exaggerated, playful, anti-serious, attempts to be extraordinary.
Denver elects an Ocasio-Cortez
wannabe to its city council
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Posted by PageTurner 6/13/2019 10:30:11 AM Post Reply
Is the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez phenomenon spreading through the country? In Denver, it looks like the Bronx congresswoman has got an imitator, and not just in the Latina looks department, we're talking the bad stuff, the Hugo Chavez socialist department: Jim Hoft at GatewayPundit spotted this one: Denver City Council candidate Candi CdeBaca is not shy about her love for communism. No matter how many times it has failed in violence, poverty and mass murder, she’s still a fan. In April Candi promised to push communism “by any means necessary.” On June 5th Candi won a seat on the Denver City Council.
Trump unveils plans for
Air Force One redesign
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6/13/2019 10:14:28 AM Post Reply
President Trump unveiled blueprints for Air Force One’s redesign — including a patriotic paint job and other “secret” upgrades which he says will come at a $1.6 billion cheaper price tag.Trump flashed never-before-seen mockups for the new fleet in an Oval Office interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.“George, take a look at this,” Trump said in a clip that aired Wednesday. “Here’s your new Air Force One.”Air Force One refers to any aircraft carrying the commander-in-chief — but generally refers to two “highly customized” Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, according to the White House.The preliminary designs of the new version feature a red, white and blue paint job
Donald Trump Jr. Ready to Campaign
Against Justin Amash in Michigan
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6/13/2019 10:07:46 AM Post Reply
Donald Trump Jr. announced Thursday he’s ready to back the challenger to Republican Congressman Justin Amash.The president’s son shared a new political poll of Michigan on Twitter, showing Amash down 16 points against Republican primary challenger Jim Lower. (Tweet) The poll of Michigan’s Third District conducted by Practical Political Consulting showed Lower at 49 percent and Amash at 33. Amash turned on President Trump in May, joining Democrat calls for his impeachment. Trump responded by calling Amash a “lightweight” and a “loser.” “Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents’ hands!” he wrote on Twitter in response to the news.
Farmington band Signal 99 questions
removal of its video from YouTube
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Posted by cjjeepercreeper 6/13/2019 9:23:12 AM Post Reply
FARMINGTON — An eight-year-old video made by a Farmington metal band apparently has been caught up in a recent purge of controversial material by the website YouTube, although the group's leader is mystified about why. Chuck Haven, the guitarist and lead singer for Signal 99, said he received a message last week from YouTube informing him the video for the band's song "Banner of Corpses" had been flagged for review and was determined to violate the site's guidelines. The company informed the group it was removing the video from its website. Under the header "Video content restrictions," the message states, "Content glorifying or inciting violence against another person
Oberlin College pleads poverty to
jury deciding on punitive damages
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Posted by Magnante 6/13/2019 9:00:19 AM Post Reply
Yesterday saw the president (salary: over half a million dollars) of Oberlin College (with an endowment of $887.4 million) plead poverty to a jury in Lorrain County, Ohio (median household income: $54,932), urging them not add punitive damages of up to $22 million to the $11 million already awarded to Gibson’s Bakery. (snip) Gibson’s lawyers spent considerable time going over Oberlin College’s IRS Form 990, showing over $1 billion in assets and numerous employees earning over $100,000
Suspects in David Ortiz shooting
may be linked to crimes in NJ, PA
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Posted by Ribicon 6/13/2019 8:28:58 AM Post Reply
One of the suspects wanted in the shooting of David Ortiz is also being sought for a 2018 attempted murder in Pennsylvania—while the baseball slugger’s admitted triggerman may be connected to two New Jersey robberies, according to reports. Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, 31, one of the four remaining suspects still at large following Sunday’s attempted hit on the former baseball slugger, is also one of the suspects wanted in connection to an April 2018 shooting in Reading, Pennsylvania, according to NBC 10. The victim in that shooting, a man, was hit in the back and survived.
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview,
Trump says he would listen if foreigners
offered dirt on opponents
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Posted by M2 6/13/2019 8:04:55 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, he said, despite the deluge of investigations stemming from his campaign's interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office on Wednesday whether his campaign would accept such information from foreigners -- such as China or Russia -- or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both." "I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening," Trump continued. "If somebody called from a country,
The Sky-High Stakes in Hong Kong replies
Posted by Toledo 6/13/2019 7:08:37 AM Post Reply
In Hong Kong's huge protest over a proposed law that would allow extradition from the territory to mainland China, there is far more at stake than "confidence" in the integrity of Hong Kong's legal system, or the health of Hong Kong's economy -- important though those both are. The real showdown going on in Hong Kong has long been between despotism and democracy, between tyranny and the Free World. And whether we, the free people of America, and our allies, choose to think of it this way or not, the reality is that the showdown now taking place in Hong Kong will shape our future as well.
No, Tax Cuts Aren’t Causing
the Latest Deficit Spike
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Posted by RockyTCB 6/13/2019 7:05:16 AM Post Reply
The Treasury Department reported a $208 billion deficit for the month of May — which is $61 billion higher than May 2018. To put that in perspective, the deficit for the entire year of 2007 was $161 billion. In the first eight months of the current fiscal year, red ink has already reached $738 billion. Even adjusting for inflation, the total annual federal deficit has exceeded that only six times in the nation’s history (five of them under President Obama). Not surprisingly, the Republican tax cuts are taking the blame for this year’s extraordinary deficits. But wait a minute.
Obama White House deleted online speeches
about the immigration crisis hours
before Trump entered office: Report
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6/13/2019 6:52:15 AM Post Reply
The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office, according to research released Tuesday.A collection of 190 transcripts of speeches on ICE’s website was deleted on Jan. 18 and late in the evening on Jan. 19, 2017, according to research conducted by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for government transparency. Statements made by high-ranking ICE officials regarding controversial immigration topics such as sanctuary cities, E-Verify, treatment of detainees, and other issues were included in the reported deletions.
Rep. Meadows: Whistleblowers Now Coming
Forward; Indictments on the Way
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6/13/2019 6:40:23 AM Post Reply
As House Democrats try to redo the Mueller investigation, Republicans are focused on the origins of that investigation -- what prompted the FBI to launch a counter intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told Fox News Wednesday night that whistleblowers are starting to talk -- and he thinks indictments are coming. Meadows spoke on the same day the Democrat-led House intelligence committee held a hearing titled, “Lessons from the Mueller Report."The hearing was called to "explore the significant counterintelligence threats to the U.S. democratic system posed by the numerous links and contacts between members
Bernie: ‘A Lot Of People In The
Country Would Be Delighted To
Pay More In Taxes’
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6/13/2019 6:33:47 AM Post Reply
Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Wednesday night during a CNN interview that "a lot of people" would love to pay more in taxes if it meant that they got government-run health care. (Video) "But as you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States," CNN's Anderson Cooper said."Yeah, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right," Sanders responded.
Papadopoulos Taunts Obama’s Crooked FBI:
‘The Secret Transcripts of My Meeting
with Alexander Downer Are Ready
to Come Out’
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6/13/2019 6:30:34 AM Post Reply
Former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos taunted Obama’s crooked FBI and Intel agencies on Wednesday evening and said the secret transcripts of his meeting with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer are ready to come out. Papadopoulos admitted there are transcripts of his Spring 2016 London meeting with Alexander Downer because the Australian diplomat was most likely wearing a wire or recording their conversation.“The transcripts of my meeting with Downer are ready to come out. America is ready,” Papadopoulos said while taunting James Clapper for his involvement.
Are you tired yet of
how DC works?
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6/13/2019 6:23:01 AM Post Reply
Are you tired of the histrionics of the Democrat contenders for the presidency of the U.S., what with all their scare tactics and promises of free stuff for everyone without any serious explanation of how to pay for it?...and Nadler's Salem Witch Trial......and Adam Schiff in general...... and the immigration crisis...... and D.C.'s inertial disdain for its own country? I am. It has become tiresome...a staggering journey to nowhere. At some point, ennui sets in. Quite simply, I'm tired. The people in Washington don't really care about you or me. Yes, they care, but about different things —
Oberlin’s Comeuppance replies
Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 6:01:37 AM Post Reply
As I write these words, a jury in Ohio is about to decide whether an $11 million verdict against Oberlin College, for libel and tortious practices against a local family-run bakery, should be tripled for punitive damages. If it could be tripled and tripled again, it would still be only just. Many readers will have heard the details of the events, which in quick summary are these: On the day after the election in 2016, an Oberlin College student tried to abscond from Gibson’s Bakery with two bottles of wine. One of the workers at the bakery confronted him, and a scuffle ensued
President Trump's tariff strategy
produces a game-changing win
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Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 5:48:49 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs to pressure Mexico into taking responsibility for its role in the border crisis is a game-changer that will provide benefits to the American people no matter what happens. American taxpayers are already spending billions of dollars every year on illegal aliens and other costs associated with our uncontrolled border. If Mexico doesn’t take swift and decisive action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to our southern border, the economic benefits of the new tariffs — which the president has put on hold after reaching an agreement with Mexican diplomats — will at least allow us to recoup
Trump Saves Us From Prince
Charles, Mitt Romney, and
Global Warming Foolishness
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Posted by PageTurner 6/13/2019 5:42:41 AM Post Reply
At roughly the same time one Republican said he was thinking about co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill, another was tacitly telling Prince Charles to buzz off with his crackpot global warming theories. Thankfully, the latter is president and can veto lousy legislation as well as withdraw from counterproductive international climate pacts. Some Republicans in Congress, prominent among them Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, are warming (yes, warming) to the idea of enacting a carbon tax to do Al Gore’s work, which is “fighting” a windmill called “climate change.” E&E news reports Romney is “considering co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill amid shifting attitudes in the GOP
Big Abortion’s Biggest Lie replies
Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 5:35:07 AM Post Reply
The abortion industry is nervous about the reduction in its profits that may result from state laws prohibiting the termination of a pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. This anxiety is exacerbated by the possibility that the Supreme Court may revisit Roe v. Wade. Big Abortion has responded to these threats by filing lawsuits, pressuring politicians in Democrat-controlled states to pass preemptive statutes permitting the “abortion” of babies born alive, forcing poltroons like Joe Biden to recant heretical positions, and launching a propaganda campaign to the effect that unlimited abortion liberated women from the depredations of “the patriarchy.”
The media’s shameful PR
campaign for Elizabeth Warren
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 5:27:40 AM Post Reply
In recent weeks, Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the mainstream media’s favorite candidate – for now, at least. Warren’s polling has largely been stagnant over the course of the race for the Democratic nomination, but you wouldn’t know it from the fawning coverage – coverage that just so happens to consistently echo the Warren campaign’s exact talking points. The New York Times asks ‘Elizabeth Warren is running an ideas-first campaign. Will it work?’ The Washington Post writes, ‘Warren’s nonstop ideas reshape the Democratic presidential race — and give her new momentum.’ Apparently, the ‘self-admitted policy wonk who has put her meaty policy prescriptions front and center
'Foolish insult’: Biden blasted
for promising to ‘cure cancer’
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 5:22:49 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has received a wave of backlash for promising to finding a cure to cancer if he is elected in 2020. "I've worked so hard in my career, that I promise you, if I'm elected president you're gonna see single most important thing that changes America, we're gonna cure cancer," Biden said in Iowa on Tuesday. When Biden was vice president to President Barack Obama, he had led the "Cancer Moonshot," which resulted in a report outlining recommendations for funding and areas to focus research. Biden also lost one of his sons, Beau, to cancer in 2015.
Is this the best Democrats can do? replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 5:16:56 AM Post Reply
The Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee would like you to think of their work as a second coming of the Watergate investigation. But what we’ve seen so far looks more like those tedious panels of squabbling pundits you can catch on cable television pretty much any night of the week. Whether all of this leads to impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Americans deserve a better caliber of oversight than the performance we saw on Monday. The Judiciary Committee’s hearing, ostensibly into lessons learned from the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, featured as its star witness John Dean, who first gained fame nearly a half-century ago
U.S. soccer stars embarrass themselves
at Women's World Cup
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 5:10:58 AM Post Reply
Yesterday at the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. defeated Thailand 13-0. The lopsidedness of the result is further proof that the tournament is a second rate sporting event. Soccer is the world’s game, but women’s soccer is not. Not many countries take women’s soccer seriously and, with the possible exception of the U.S., those that do don’t take it nearly as seriously as they take men’s soccer. Hence, mismatches like the U.S.-Thailand farce. There just aren’t enough competent women’s teams in some continents to make up a strong world cup field. At the real World Cup, a mismatch like yesterday’s is nearly impossible. If the best men’s team from Europe
What We’ve Learned about Jussie Smollett replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 5:05:15 AM Post Reply
It’s been a few weeks since March 26, when all charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and the actor declared that his version of events had been proven correct. How’s that going? Smollett’s celebrity defenders have gone quiet. His publicists and lawyers are dodging reporters. The @StandwithJussie Twitter account has ten followers. Smollett’s boss on Empire, showrunner Lee Daniels, now says he is “beyond embarrassed” that he rushed to defend the actor when Smollett first started telling that badly scripted story about his staged attack by a pair of supposed Trump fanatics who at the time seemed to be the only people in America who even knew
California’s Progressive Betrayal replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:56:02 AM Post Reply
The recent California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco exposed the divide between the state’s progressive and working-class voters. Progressives, in their militant certitude, support left-wing policies that often don’t affect them; it’s the working class that suffers the consequences of these proposals. But the Green New Deal, widely embraced by party leaders, pushed too far, triggering a backlash at the convention. The state’s private-sector labor unions, notably the building trades, organized a “Blue Collar Revolution” protest against the Democrats’ climate legislation. The Democrats are calling for the elimination of fossil fuels by 2030, which would result in California’s immiseration, especially for workers in the state’s energy-production sector, the nation’s fourth-largest.
Top Hoyer Aide Coordinated Steele
Dossier Work With Key Obama State Department Officials
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:51:28 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Daniel Silverberg, then-House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s national security adviser, coordinated “work on Russia dossier materials provided by Christopher Steele” with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer, according to newly released documents made public June 12 by Judicial Watch. A series of emails between Sept. 26, 2016, and Dec. 10, 2016, demonstrate that Winer shared “Russia-related information” he obtained from Steele—whom he described as his “old O friend”—with Nuland, who then shared it with Silverberg.
Joe Biden: A ‘Good Guy’
Without Principle or Backbone
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Posted by MissMolly 6/13/2019 4:36:40 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden, the crazy uncle that many people try to hide in the attic, so to speak, is a “good guy,” even if he didn’t have enough backbone to defend his use of that phrase to describe Vice President Mike Pence. When the left-wing mobs came calling, Uncle Joe scurried for the exit. Of course, the former senator already had run from his record in the Anita Hill hearings, during which he apparently privately acknowledged the inconsistencies of her story. Now, seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in an era when truth and consequences are of no account, he apologized for not arming the anti-Clarence Thomas mob with pitchforks and torches.
How Long Can The Media Ignore The Fact That
A Senior House Democrat Is Married To A Fraudster
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 4:32:49 AM Post Reply
So far the media has managed to avert its eyes and studiously ignore a major story of corruption and malfeasance in Congress because to cover said story would totally destroy a narrative and expose them to allegations that they are racist. At the epicenter of this tale is the pustulent and rather dim Elijah Cummings from my current state of residence. Cummings is your typical product of the Maryland Democrat machine. The reek of corruption is always near him but never quite attaches to him because he is, as I said, the product of the Maryland Democrat machine and therefore bulletproof. Now all of that may be getting ready to change.
Comrade Bernie’s American Socialist
Dream would be a nightmare
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 4:27:43 AM Post Reply
If you were thinking Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., might back away from his pledge to transform America into a socialist paradise now that he’s running for president, think again. Comrade Bernie’s proud to be what he calls a “democratic socialist” and he wants everyone to know it. On Wednesday, Sanders – one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – delivered a speech featuring so much socialist propaganda that it would have probably drawn a standing ovation and tears of joy from Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stain if those comrades were still with us.
2 oil tankers damaged in suspected attack
in the Gulf of Oman, crew evacuated
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/13/2019 4:22:59 AM Post Reply
Two oil tankers were damaged in a suspected attack off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, according to multiple reports. The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was assisting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls. ``We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time and a second one at 7:00 a.m.,'' Joshua Frey of the Fifth Fleet said. The Fleet did not blame anyone for the attack.
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