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Mastercard will allow transgender
people to use chosen name
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2019 10:59:44 PM Post Reply
New York — Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen names on credit cards in an effort to combat discrimination at the cash register. That means that the name on the credit card owned by a transgender person could be different than that found on their birth certificate or driver’s license. It is up to the banks that issue the cards to actually implement the change and on Monday, Mastercard called on those banks to do so.
#45 First: Like a Grateful Dead concert for Trump supporters replies
Posted by jeb184 6/18/2019 9:03:14 PM Post Reply
It is more like a Grateful Dead concert than a political rally. There is music, food trucks, tents, and people joined together beneath the Trump banner. The only thing missing might be marijuana and psychedelics. President Trump kicks off his 2020 re-election bid. For those supporters of a certain age, it is like Woodstock. Or the aforementioned Grateful Dead. For the thousands of attendees that started queuing up on Monday morning. Though the rally does not start until 8 p.m. tonight.
Joe Biden Holds Fundraiser In
$34 million NYC Penthouse
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 9:01:50 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held a fundraiser Monday night in a $34 million New York City penthouse. Close to 200 wealthy supporters of Biden drank wine and took in the Central Park view from investment billionaire Jim Chanos’s three-story, 7,800 sq. ft. home, reported The Washington Examiner. They were apparently unfazed by liberal protesters gathered outside, chanting about global warming and the need to ban fracking. “You are putting me in a position to be able to compete nationally,” Biden told his supporters, later boasting that he has raised $20 million in just two months. The fundraiser cost $2,800 per person.
Get ready for the biggest
'skating' event of all time
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 8:54:15 PM Post Reply
If you thought the greatest skaters in the world could be seen only during the Olympics or Stanley Cup playoffs, think again. The best skaters on the planet are about to debut in the biggest skating event of all time. No, it's not the traditional ice skating performed by elite athletes on Olympic and NHL ice; it's the political skating performed by seasoned Deep State operatives on the thin ice of lawless criminal corruption. Whether you're aware of it or not, the big event has already begun. It's the "spygate" investigation into how Donald Trump, a legitimate presidential candidate and duly elected president,
Sen. Blumenthal accuses Shanahan of
criminal cover-up
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 8:43:11 PM Post Reply
Sen. Richard Blumenthal asserted that former acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was potentially involved in a criminal cover-up for failing to disclose an alleged domestic violence incident before his nomination as the permanent secretary of defense. "I feel that there was possibly a deliberate concealment here," Blumenthal said Tuesday after Shanahan resigned when it was revealed that he was involved in a 2010 violent domestic dispute with his ex-wife. "I think there ought to be an investigation by the IG and the Department of Defense. There is absolutely no reason for the failure to disclose to the Arms Services Committee as a part of our process that there was
Q&A: Congolese migrants in San Antonio
say journey to US took 6 months
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 8:24:49 PM Post Reply
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. authorities in one area of the southern border are apprehending more asylum-seekers from Central African countries than any year on record as hundreds arrive each week, seeking refuge in the United States from an outbreak of war in the region. Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Angola are being released by Border Patrol in Eagle Pass, Texas, and surrounding communities. From Eagle Pass, migrants are purchasing bus and van tickets to get to the closest large city, San Antonio,
Heather Nauert out: White House press
secretary hopeful no longer in contention
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 7:12:51 PM Post Reply
Heather Nauert, the former State Department spokeswoman, has said she is no longer interested in replacing Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, the Washington Examiner has learned. Nauert, 49, left her previous Washington role in April after nearly two years living apart from her husband and two sons, who remained in New York when she joined the Trump administration in 2017. The former "Fox & Friends" co-host was reported to be among four top contenders considered by President Trump in the aftermath of Sanders' Thursday departure announcement.
All-Day ’45 Fest’ Tailgate Party
in Full Swing Ahead of Trump’s
Reelection Rally
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:34:34 PM Post Reply
President Trump’s tailgate party is in full swing outside of Orlando’s Amway Center, with “thousands” of supporters listening to live music and stopping by food trucks as they await the president’s arrival at what has been dubbed the “45 Fest.” Supporters began lining up early Monday morning, but the crowds are increasing, and the campaign’s “45 Fest” is in full swing. The all-day tailgate party will feature music, food trucks and a giant screen to display Trump’s speech for what is expected to be a massive overflow crowd. “The president’s historic announcement of his second term presidential run has
Readers react to Orlando Sentinel’s
‘not Donald Trump’ 2020 endorsement
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:26:38 PM Post Reply
When the Orlando Sentinel editorial board heard that President Donald Trump officially would announce his 2020 reelection campaign in Orlando, its members started to discuss what to do.“The idea came up to just go ahead and do a partial endorsement,” Opinion Editor Mike Lafferty said Tuesday morning. “We settled on it as a way to make a statement.” (Snip) Reaction is still pouring in from readers. It ranges from plans to cancel subscriptions to statements calling us “crazy” and “un-American.” There are supportive emails and tweets as well. Here’s a few thoughts from readers:
Eric Swalwell Talked About Gun
Control In Front Of The NRA.
Here’s How It Went
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:20:31 PM Post Reply
Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a 2020 hopeful, reiterated his gun control agenda in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters Monday, and the organization hit back by mocking the event’s turnout.Swalwell covered key points of his plan, which include an assault-style gun “buyback” program, where owners are forced to turn in their weapons, keep them in third-party gun storage or face jail time. Video of the event seemed to show a meager turnout. “There is nothing that we propose here today that is at odds with what this organization claims they stand for,” Swalwell said during the rally,
'A smear campaign full of lies': Elite
US Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher
goes on trial accused of war crimes
including murdering an unarmed ISIS*
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 5:34:07 PM Post Reply
Defence lawyers for a US Navy SEAL accused of war crimes have dismissed the charges against him as 'a smear campaign full of lies.'Opening statements in the court-martial trial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher at Naval Base San Diego in southern California are set to begin today. 'Over the course of the trial, we will expose the false narrative spread by these accusers for what it is … a smear campaign full of lies,' said Tim Parlatore, lead attorney on Gallagher's defence team. (Photo) 'Our team will show that the truth is not only our client's best defense, but most importantly,
Ocasio-Cortez Caught Lying While Defending
Her ‘Concentration Camp’ Comments
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 5:22:20 PM Post Reply
"And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps," Ocasio-Cortez claimed. "Concentration camps are considered by experts as 'the mass detention of civilians Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on her egregious comparison of the Trump administration's use of detention facilities on the southern border to concentration camps and the Holocaust. (Snip) Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on her false statement, tweeting: "This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.
Trump Planning To Live Tweet
Democratic Debates: Report
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 5:16:12 PM Post Reply
President Trump is a master Twitter troll. And now he’s planning his greatest trollfest yet. The president is “tentatively planning to live-tweet the debates on June 26-27, according to people familiar with the planning,” the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Mr. Trump, even from a remove, always promised to be the most important figure at the debate. Regardless of the specific debate questions, many Democratic voters will be listening for how each candidate plans to take down Mr. Trump. Interacting in real time on Twitter would make Mr. Trump’s presence more tangible
Girls file federal discrimination
complaint after transgender track wins
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2019 5:01:17 PM Post Reply
Hartford, Conn. — Three Connecticut girls who participate on high school track teams have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes, saying it has cost them top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships. The conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom filed the complaint on behalf of the girls Monday with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. It seeks an investigation and actions to make competitions fair. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference governs high school sports in the state. It says its policy follows a state anti-discrimination law requiring students to be treated
BANG FOR YOUR ZUCK? Facebook unveils ”its most invasive and dangerous
form of surveillance
yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency
Posted by M2 6/18/2019 4:58:58 PM Post Reply
FACEBOOK is launching cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone into a digital "wallet". The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has "no special role" in governing and will manage equally with a group of big companies. Experts have branded the move a dangerous power grab that marks Facebook's "most invasive" form of surveillance yet. So far, Facebook has enlisted 28 firms, including Spotify and Uber, who each had to invest a minimum of £8million to be a founding member of the Libra Association, an independent not-for-profit membership organisation. It wants to attract 100 businesses in time for launch,
Acting defense secretary bows out of
running to be confirmed as Pentagon chief
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 4:50:53 PM Post Reply
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration to be confirmed as Pentagon chief on Tuesday, President Trump said, plunging the Pentagon into leadership upheaval for the second time in six months. In a message on Twitter, Trump said that Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who has led the Pentagon on an acting basis since early this year, had “decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family.” Trump thanked Shanahan for his “outstanding service” and said that Mark Esper, another former defense industry executive who now serves as
Our Orlando Sentinel endorsement for
president in 2020: Not Donald Trump
Posted by cThree 6/18/2019 3:47:41 PM Post Reply
Donald Trump is in Orlando to announce the kickoff of his re-election campaign. We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing: Donald Trump. Some readers will wonder how we could possibly eliminate a candidate so far before an election, and before knowing the identity of his opponent. Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump. After 2½ years we’ve seen enough.
How Dangerous is Fake News? replies
Posted by Cavallodifiero 6/18/2019 3:31:53 PM Post Reply
When President Trump declares that much of the news coverage regarding him and his administration is “fake news” or that the media ignores negative stories regarding Democrats, the evidence suggests he’s correct. But is it all that important? Did you know that last week two hundred illegal immigrants originating from the Congo, that were picked up by border patrol agents, have tested positive for the deadly and highly contagious
Yes, illegal immigrants who break our
laws twice deserve Trump’s threatened
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/18/2019 1:47:57 PM Post Reply
The media outrage is itself outrageous. President Trump’s renewed pledge to deport huge numbers of illegal immigrants is inspiring anger, but it's hardly righteous. If, as a Homeland Security adviser has explained, the targets of Trump’s deportation plans will be those illegal immigrants who have failed to show for their assigned court hearings, then Trump is morally, ethically, and legally justified in deporting them. The tut-tutting chorus might as well spare us their faux moral histrionics. The immigrants Trump is targeting are people who have broken American law not once but twice.
AOC compares border crisis to Nazi Germany
as the US gives free healthcare to illegal
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/18/2019 1:41:28 PM Post Reply
Because freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once said that “a very, very long time ago” she had Jews in her family, I’m assuming it’s culturally fine for her to make Holocaust comparisons as she sees fit. But are we allowed to call her an airhead for effectively accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents, which are currently breaking their backs to to save dying Central Americans, of functioning like Nazis?
Launching reelection bid, Trump declares:
‘Republican enthusiasm is at an all time
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/18/2019 1:36:54 PM Post Reply
President Trump made the assertion that Republican excitement for his reelection is at an “all time high” in the lead-up to his Florida campaign kickoff event. The rally, which will be held Tuesday night in Orlando, is expected to be heavily attended. Trump supporters began lining up to get a place in the 20,000-capacity stadium almost two days in advance. “The Fake News doesn’t report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now!
Redskins owner rolls up in $180M yacht
to find title sponsor for new stadium
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2019 1:10:44 PM Post Reply
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder roared up to Cannes Lions in his $180 million yacht as ad sources speculated he’s in town to find a title sponsor for the team’s new stadium. Snyder, worth an estimated $2.2 billion, hopes to build a new facility at the site of RFK Stadium—the team’s historic former home—in DC. He has reportedly been working with congressional Republicans and the Trump administration to include language in a new federal spending bill that would help pave the way for the new stadium. The Redskins’ lease for their current stadium, FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, expires in 2027, but
Female Track Runner Sidelined By Male
Competitors Petitions The Department Of
Education For Justice
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/18/2019 1:08:36 PM Post Reply
It’s striking how quickly the culture can change. Just a short time ago, surely few would’ve believed that a common viewpoint — that it would be unfair to let guys take away athletic victories from girls by allowing them to compete in women’s sports — would be labeled the result of an irrational fear. Yet here we are: What was considered common sense and common goodness is now a symptom of mental illness. “Transphobia” has gotten so much traction, in fact, that Brazil just criminalized it — it’s punishable by a half decade in prison.
Hobnobbing Obama raking in the cash post-
presidency—while still dabbling in politics
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2019 1:02:31 PM Post Reply
Life outside the White House has been sweet for former President Barack Obama, with perhaps the most difficult thing being the one he does best: politics. Mr. Obama is navigating a landscape in which he must fit his obvious relish for the celebrity lifestyle with an unwritten code of conduct for past chief executives, a world that is his for the taking yet tradition dictates he do so incrementally. It’s a political scene where players may covet his endorsement or desire his invisibility. Mr. Obama enjoys tremendous post-presidential popularity within the Democratic Party’s rank and file, but he has not always
Porous border could hinder
efforts to stem spread of Ebola
Posted by NorthernDog 6/18/2019 12:59:45 PM Post Reply
Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people. The busy border post is open 12 hours a day from 7 a.m., but after dark people walk along the "panyas," or "mouse paths," as the narrow dirt trails are known in the local Kiswahili language. The footpaths show the close kinship
Repeating the climate change hoax:
The force feeding of myopia
Posted by BigAlPeoplesPal 6/18/2019 11:52:52 AM Post Reply
Vlad Lenin is supposed to have once said that a lie told often enough becomes the truth. A sentiment then parroted by Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. It’s hard to argue their point, given what passes for climate change news here in the Pacific Northwest. Alternatively, at least it used to be. According to our governor, Jay Inslee, Western Washington is already in the middle of a drought. Meaning that, in normal Seattle-speak, it hasn’t rained for three days. In Jay’s panicked opinion, we’re locked in a heatwave so intense that it might be given disaster status.
Without Mining There
Is No 'Green Revolution'
Posted by mattinak 6/18/2019 11:43:59 AM Post Reply

The recent threats by Beijing to cut off American access to critical mineral imports have many Americans wondering why our politicians have allowed the United States to become so overly dependent on China for these valued resources in the first place. Today, the United States is 90% dependent on China and Russia for many vital "rare earth minerals." The main reason for our overreliance on nations such as China for these minerals is not that we are running out of these resources here at home. 

State Dept identifies 15 people
culpable in 30 instances of
Hillary security violations
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 11:31:12 AM Post Reply
The State Department has identified 30 instances of classified-intel mishandling involving 15 individuals connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private, unsecured email server.The mishandling of classified information was revealed in a letter from Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs at the State Department, to Senator Chuck Grassley. Grassley, a Republican, is leading Congressional oversight of the security review. The State Department did not identify the culpable individuals pursuant to longstanding policy, nor did it reveal if any of the individuals still work at the State Department.
Manhattan prosecutors cave in on
Manafort Rikers scheme after DoJ note
Posted by PageTurner 6/18/2019 11:24:18 AM Post Reply
Maybe we really do have a Department of Justice that's serious about reforming itself. Attorney General William Barr deserves applause for this one. Here's the latest news, spotted on Conservative Treehouse: DOJ Appears to Block Manafort Transfer to Rikers Island… An interesting and moderately positive development in the ongoing fiasco surrounding the prosecution of Paul Manafort. According to the New York Times, Attorney General William Barr’s top deputy, Jeffrey Rosen, sent a letter to New York state prosecutors saying Main Justice was monitoring the planned transfer of Mr. Manafort. Following the DOJ letter, the decision to transfer Manafort to Rikers Island was reversed.
Disney World Raises Prices
for Annual Passes
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 11:21:16 AM Post Reply
ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World has raised prices on nearly all of its annual passes. Price hike comes ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy Edge grand opening... Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge set to open in August, 2019. As of Tuesday, the lower-cost Epcot After 4 pass was $309, up from $289. Disney's Silver Pass went up from $479 to $519.The Gold Pass increased $90, from $609 to $699. Prices for the higher-tier annual passes also went up.The Platinum Pass now costs $899, up from $749. The Platinum Plus Pass jumped from $849 to $999, an increase of $150.
Black reporter harassed at impeach
Trump protest: ‘Go back to Fox
News to pick cotton’
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 11:08:55 AM Post Reply
Two anti-Trump demonstrators made racist comments to an African American Fox News contributor while he was covering an impeachment protest in New York.The editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, 26-year-old Lawrence Jones, was interviewing people at an event promoting President Trump’s impeachment when two attendees began directing racist comments toward him.One of the men reportedly told Jones that he should go back to Fox News “where there’s more cotton for you to pick.” When the man was asked to clarify what he just said, he reiterated the racist remark, according to the producer.
'I don't use those words lightly':
AOC compares US southern border
to the Holocaust
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 11:01:39 AM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused U.S. immigration officials of running "concentration camps" on the U.S. southern border. Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers on Instagram in another one of her live, unscripted videos on Monday evening. The New York Democrat said current U.S. immigration policy rivals the Nazi’s treatment of Jews and other prisoners in World War II. "The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said."I want to talk to the people
Joe Biden’s Wilted Rose Garden Strategy replies
Posted by NorthernDog 6/18/2019 10:59:31 AM Post Reply
By most all accounts, Joe Biden is cruising. Ostensibly the Democratic favorite, he has led—usually by large numbers—in almost every poll since he entered the 2020 presidential race in April. He has seemed to outlast concerns about his age, his long, sketchy political record, and his suitability to lead a changing Democratic Party. Hits from rival Dems have come—he had to swiftly abandon his decades-long support of the discriminatory Hyde Amendment after a nearly universal outcry—but they have not had a significant effect on his candidacy. He has spent much of the early electoral season acting
Black Education Decline replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 10:56:45 AM Post Reply
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city's specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He's joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem.I bet you can easily guess what they will do to "improve" the racial mix of students (aka diversity). If you guessed they would propose eliminating the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test as the sole criterion for admissions, go to the head of the class. The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test is an examination that is administered to New York City's eighth- and ninth-grade students.
Christians Don’t Have to Support
Open Borders
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 10:27:30 AM Post Reply
Mexico has decided to reassume operational control and responsibility over its southern border with Guatemala, pledging to deploy up to 6,000 of its own national guard troops. The shift comes in response to President Trump’s recent tariff threat. This is most welcome, not to mention in accord with principles of justice. Open-borders activists are fond of arguing (asserting without evidence, really) that true Christianity is pro-open borders because the alternative—a sane, functional, and efficient immigration system that prioritizes and secures the interests, safety, and welfare of American citizens—is somehow “cruel.” That’s nonsense.
Trump Supporters Camping Out
Ahead of Massive Orlando MAGA
Rally and Festival…
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 9:43:29 AM Post Reply
President Trump will be officially kicking off his 2020 re-election bid tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, at the Amway center. While the MAGA rally is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm ET, campaign organizers have had such an overwhelming demand for attendance, they have turned the entire day into a MAGA festival called: “The 45 Fest”. (Tweet/Photo)The Amway center, home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, will hold between 20,000 to 30,000 depending on layout. However, jumbo screens are being constructed outside the arena for those who attend the festivities but don’t make it inside.
Judicial Watch Releases Testimony of
Clinton Email Administrator –
Clinton Lawyer Cheryl Mills
Communicated with Him a
Week Prior to Testimony
Posted by drive 6/18/2019 9:41:40 AM Post Reply
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Justin Cooper, a former aide to President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation employee who registered the domain name of the unsecure server that Hillary Clinton used while serving as Secretary of State. Cooper admits that he spoke with Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff, one week prior to his deposition and let her know that the deposition had been scheduled. Cooper also said that he worked with Huma Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, to create the private email system, but can’t recall if
State Dept. Suspends $200 Million
Enhanced Aid for El Salvador, Guatemala
and Honduras Pending Illegal Migration Enforcement…
Posted by earlybird 6/18/2019 9:36:18 AM Post Reply
While previously pledged support for the Northern Triangle region related to Homeland Security and combating organized crime will continue, the State Department suspends any further financial assistance ($200 million) until the migration crisis is resolved.[Transcript at 01:28] (Snip)Working with Congress, we will reprogram those funds to other priorities as appropriate. This is consistent with the President’s direction and with the recognition that it is critical that there be sufficient political will in these countries to address the problem at its source. As Secretary Pompeo has said, these nations have the responsibility to take care of the immigration problems
Coffee will Kill You, Until it Won’t,
and Other Fake Health News
Posted by Magnante 6/18/2019 9:24:47 AM Post Reply
Every week there is another health pronouncement saying what is now good for you and what is going to kill you. Unfortunately, the “what” is often interchangeable -- what was supposed to kill you last week is now suddenly good for you or vice versa. Foods, supplements, and activities, all studied extensively and determined to be either good or bad, then subject to a new study, with the opposite conclusion. How can this be? Is the science that fickle? Or is this lousy research? Some studies note an association which they spin as causation, like determining that older ladies who play bingo often have blue hair,
Solar Power to Hit
the Wall in Nevada
Posted by Magnante 6/18/2019 9:22:20 AM Post Reply
Solar power and wind power are the dominant methods of generating electricity that are acceptable to the extreme left. (snip) As more solar is added to the electrical grid a point is reached when midday generation is too high, particularly in the spring when sun is strong, but air conditioning load is not yet peaking. As a practical matter solar can’t go beyond 50% of the electricity generated at any time because it creates instability in the grid and complicates the transition to fossil fuel power as the solar quits for the night.
New Jersey man found dead in Dominican
Republic hotel amid spate of mystery illnesses
Posted by NorthernDog 6/18/2019 8:51:29 AM Post Reply
CBS News has learned more Americans are reporting incidents of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic. A New Jersey man is at least the eighth person to die while on vacation in the DR in the last 12 months. His cause of death has not been released. Joseph Allen's family says he traveled to the Dominican Republic frequently and was in good health, reports CBS News' Mola Lenghi. They say the 55-year-old was staying at Terra Linda Resort in Sosua last week with friends, who say he was complaining about being hot at the pool. He went to
Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez for claiming that
the company pays its workers 'starvation wages'
Posted by NorthernDog 6/18/2019 8:44:16 AM Post Reply
Amazon took to Twitter on Monday to refute a claim Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made during her interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the company pays its workers “starvation wages.” “@AOC is just wrong,” Amazon tweeted from its @AmazonNews Twitter account. “Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.” (Tweet) On Sunday, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Ocasio-Cortez whether Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would still remain a billionaire under a “true progressive program”, to which she responded that she
Biden Suggests Starting ‘Physical
Revolution’ To Deal With Republicans
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 7:08:38 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to suggest using violence against Republicans on Monday in response to a question about how he as president would deal with opposition to his agenda in the Senate from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Biden, currently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, made the remarks at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C. MSNBC's Joy Reid asked Biden: "How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president
'Socialist' Countries' Retreat From
Bernie's Socialist Health Care Solution
Posted by RockyTCB 6/18/2019 6:53:50 AM Post Reply
In case anyone might be uncertain, Bernie Sanders’ support for socialist health care is made clear by the many banners and signs demanding “Medicare for All” that appear at his rallies. He should hope his staff didn’t burn too much of his campaign budget on the message, though. If the other side plays it smart, one of his signature issues could slip away from him. “I happen to believe from the bottom of my heart, and I’ve believed this for my whole adult life, that health care is a human right and not a privilege,” Sanders said at a townhall in April, “and the best way to go forward in my
Joe Biden says his campaign
has raised nearly $20M
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:50:58 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden said at a Manhattan fundraiser on Monday that his campaign has raised nearly $20 million — mostly from small donors.Biden made the statement during a fundraiser at the Upper East Side home of Jim Chanos, an investment manager who is the president of Kynikos Associates.At the end of the event, where about 180 people attended, Biden said his campaign has taken money from about 360,000 donors, with an average contribution of $55.Biden said the donations have “allowed me to be able to compete in a way that I’ve never been able to before. We’ve raised a great deal of money.”
School Officials Complain as Trump’s
Migration Reforms Redirect
Funds to American Children
Posted by M2 6/18/2019 6:49:38 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s migration reforms are cutting the flow of taxpayer funds to the American teachers and schools that welcome the children of illegal migrants, say education industry insiders. Federal funding for Baltimore’s John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School has declined because many adults migrants are refusing to enroll in federal anti-poverty welfare programs, the New York Times reported June 16. The migrants are avoiding the welfare programs because of fear they will get deportation notices instead of green cards: The southeast Baltimore school lost more than $240,000 for the next school year after it was dropped from a federal anti-poverty program, called Title I
Emails Show Obama State Department’s
Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal
Posted by M2 6/18/2019 6:47:04 AM Post Reply
John Kerry, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump. Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer – coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg, to work on Russia dossier information provided by Christopher Steele.
A smoldering Turkey-NATO crisis is about
to erupt under our distracted noses
Posted by SurferLad 6/18/2019 6:45:32 AM Post Reply
You may recall there’s been a fair amount in the news these last many months about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his minions seeking to meddle in U.S. affairs, mainly election politics. [Snip] Putin and gang are involved in far more immediately significant meddling in U.S. affairs in the Middle East, specifically with our NATO ally Turkey. This rolling crisis over Turkey shouldn’t fall off our radar. In both Europe and the Middle East, Putin is attempting to rebuild the ambition of a grander Russia
Senior trip to Dominican Republic
descends into disaster after group falls ill
Posted by drive 6/18/2019 6:35:01 AM Post Reply
A group of Oklahoma teens’ senior trip to the Dominican Republic was ruined when they fell sick with a mysterious illness. The recent Deer Creek High School graduates flew on June 8 to the embattled Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, where at least two Americans have died and others have fallen ill, news station KOTV reported. Liz McLaughlin said her daughter, Libby, was among seven members of the group who fell sick — and they have “no idea what’s going on.”
Trump: ICE Will Remove Millions Of
Illegal Immigrants From U.S.
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:16:04 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump said Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin mass deportations of illegal immigrants starting next week.The president indicated that ICE intends on attempting to remove the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. According to a Pew Research Center study released last week, 10.5 million “unauthorized” immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2o17. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump tweeted late Monday night. “They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
101-Year-Old World War II Veteran
Receives More Than 5,000 Birthday Cards
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:11:46 AM Post Reply
The Associated Press reports that 101-year-old World War II veteran John Frey was humbled and astonished after he received more than 5,000 cards from appreciative strangers for his recent birthday. Frey's family put out a request for cards in a local newspaper. The ad went viral and the family was expecting 500 cards at the absolute maximum, but instead received 10 times that amount. "The cards came from all 50 states and at least 12 countries. Entire classrooms of children, military veterans and Utah’s elected officials wanted to wish the former mechanic/machinist for the U.S. Army a happy birthday," the AP reports.
Movement Re-Engages for Donald Trump
Re-Election: Watch Parties Planned Nationwide
for President’s Campaign Launch
Posted by Imright 6/18/2019 6:05:46 AM Post Reply
Americans nationwide are preparing for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign official launch on Tuesday evening in Orlando, Florida, by planning watch parties–hundreds of them–from coast to coast for those who cannot trek down to the Sunshine State rally but want to watch as part of a community.From Maine to Alabama, from Washington, D.C., to New Hampshire, from North Carolina to Florida, from Nevada to Minnesota, and in so many other places nationwide, Trump supporters are holding watch parties for the president’s rally on Tuesday evening officially launching his re-election campaign in 2020.Trump is expected to take stage right at primetime, at 8:00 p.m. ET,
Why Do Democrats Have a Secret
List of Supreme Court Nominees?
Posted by tisHimself 6/18/2019 5:44:41 AM Post Reply
If hypocrisy equals people, Democrats in Washington are China. The latest example of such bold duplicity by the Democratic Party is the secret "A-list" of potential Supreme Court (SCOTUS) judges Democrats refuse to reveal while they turn blue on Capitol Hill screaming for more transparency from the Trump administration. Democrat leaders and activists working for Alliance for Justice are keeping their SCOTUS list under lock and key. Why? What do Democrats want to hide? Perhaps it's the fact that this list of potential justices for SCOTUS contains the names of the most liberal, activist judges in the land?
Swamp expert to Levin: ‘There’s absolutely
no authority for the administrative
realm in the Constitution’
Posted by tisHimself 6/18/2019 5:37:26 AM Post Reply
The administrative state, the federal leviathan, the Swamp: The monstrous, centralized, bureaucratic, entrenched decision-making apparatus within the federal government that seems to answer only to itself. On Sunday night’s episode of Life, Liberty & Levin, LevinTV host Mark Levin and Claremont Institute senior fellow and University of Nevada, Reno, Professor John Marini talked about how that Swamp got to be so deep and how things are actually worse now than most people realize.
Chris Matthews: Trump ready to win voters
'discarded' and mocked by Dems, Hollywood
Posted by Pluperfect 6/18/2019 5:34:10 AM Post Reply
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is worried that Democrats and their Hollywood “buddies” have not learned important lessons from the 2016 presidential election. The “Hardball” host told network colleagues on “Morning Joe” that President Trump is primed to once again win votes in Pennsylvania and key states due to the hubris of the “liberal elite.” “[Voters in 2016] knew there was a great party going on among the liberal elite with all their Hollywood buddies, and they weren’t invited,” Mr. Matthews said Monday. “Nobody wants to go to a party if they haven’t been invited. … A friend of mine once said — he said this about relationships with men and women —
"Big Ideas", Little Candidates replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/18/2019 5:29:29 AM Post Reply
Is NBC News secretly in the employ of the Trump 2020 campaign? You really have to wonder by the series NBC News is running right now asking each of the Democratic presidential candidate to name their “one big idea” for America that will cause a groundswell and propel them to the White House next year. These are some of the “big ideas” they are offering: Cory Booker: Baby bonds. What? John Hickenlooper: Skills training. Whoa! Save up for that! Kamala Harris: Raises for teachers. What—she thinks teachers aren’t already going to vote for a Democrat? Julian Castro: Universal pre-K. I guess he caught up with the research showing Head Start
Basically, Bernie Sanders Is a Communist replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/18/2019 5:24:16 AM Post Reply

1. Certain Strong Political Pejoratives Are Thrown Around Viciously, Irresponsibly, and With No Relation to Their Meaning. Responsible people recoil when politically pejorative terms are hurled around. The Left, for example, now calls opponents “Racist!” without any basis. The Southern Poverty Law Center, once an address for identifying true prejudice, now has lost all claim to seriousness by defaming even morally decent, mainstream legal-defense groups like Alliance Defending Freedom as bigots — even as their own conduct has been rife with sexual abuse creating a hostile work environment. On campuses across the country, some professors who cannot be fired, because their academic tenure protects them

These are America’s favorite vegetables —
and most hated
Posted by MissMolly 6/18/2019 5:19:53 AM Post Reply
According to a new poll, America’s favorite vegetable has been crowned — and it may not be what you expect. A new survey of 2,000 Americans officially crowned our favorite vegetable and the new king of veggies is…corn! Cracking the top three along with corn, which yielded 91.4% of survey respondents saying they liked it, were potatoes (91.2%), barely missing out on the No. 1 spot. Carrots and tomatoes tied for third at 89%.
‘It doesn’t break through’: Democrats worry
about grip on House as Trump overshadows agenda
Posted by Pluperfect 6/18/2019 5:14:14 AM Post Reply
Democrats are quietly airing concerns that battles with President Trump, including investigations of the president and his administration along with the noisy debate over impeachment, are overshadowing the party’s agenda, threatening its grip on the House in 2020. That narrative has been fueled by Trump, who has used his Twitter feed and interviews to lambaste Democrats as the “Do Nothing Party,” when in fact they have spent the first five months of their House majority ticking through agenda items they highlighted in the midterm campaign, addressing matters including health-care prices, political corruption and background checks for gun buyers. But voters aren’t paying much attention, party leaders are finding,
Trump Withholding Hundreds of Millions in Aid
to Central America as Immigration Crisis Rages On
Posted by Pluperfect 6/18/2019 5:09:03 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump is officially withholding hundreds of millions in U.S. aid to three Central American countries as punishment for being much of the source of the current illegal immigration crisis. The White House informed Congress Monday that it will permanently divert $370 million in aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to Reuters. That money was previously approved by Congress for fiscal year 2018, but had not yet been used. Trump is not stopping there. The administration is also suspending $180 million that was approved in fiscal year 2017 that had not yet been spent. The president’s decision to withhold aid to Central America’s Northern Triangle countries
Woke apocalypse: the Oberlin College suit replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/18/2019 4:56:47 AM Post Reply
If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin, the notoriously progressive liberal-arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege — you name it. Now, an Ohio jury has identified an entirely new variety — Woke Privilege — and resolved to hold accountable people who believe they are protected by it. The jury handed down a staggering $11 million verdict against Oberlin for a smear campaign against a local business and awarded another $33 million in punitive damages to the targeted mom-and-pop store, Gibson’s Food Market and Bakery.
Sorry, banning plastic bags
won’t save our planet
Posted by MissMolly 6/18/2019 4:51:26 AM Post Reply
Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to reduce plastic pollution, which will include a ban on single-use plastics as early as 2021. This is laudable: plastics clog drains and cause floods, litter nature and kill animals and birds. Of course, plastic also makes our lives better in a myriad of ways. In just four decades, plastic packaging has become ubiquitous because it keeps everything from cereals to juice fresher and reduces transportation losses, while one-use plastics in the medical sector have made syringes, pill bottles and diagnostic equipment more safe. Going without disposable plastic entirely would leave us worse off, so we need
Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning
'demonstrably erroneous' precedent,
touching off Roe v. Wade speculation
Posted by MissMolly 6/18/2019 4:46:49 AM Post Reply
In a concurring opinion in a Supreme Court case announced Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a lengthy call for his colleagues to overturn "demonstrably erroneous decisions" even if they have been upheld for decades -- prompting legal observers to say Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion. Thomas' blunt opinion came in Gamble v. United States, a case concerning the so-called "double-jeopardy" doctrine, which generally prohibits an individual from being charged twice for the same crime. But both pro-life and pro-choice advocates quickly noted the implications of his reasoning for a slew of other future cases,
Paul Manafort not going to Rikers Island,
will remain in federal custody after
DOJ rejects move, source says
Posted by MissMolly 6/18/2019 4:43:15 AM Post Reply
The Justice Department has rejected New York County District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s attempt to have former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to the notorious Rikers Island prison complex ahead of his pending state court trial, amid questions as to why the move was even contemplated in the first place, Fox News is told. Fox News first reported earlier this month that a New York State judge ordered the transfer at Vance's request. However, because Manafort has been convicted on federal charges, any attempt to move him out of federal custody must be approved by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. On Monday, Rosen denied the attempt, effectively
Trump says U.S. agency
will begin removing millions
of illegal immigrants
Posted by Ketchuplover 6/18/2019 2:42:17 AM Post Reply
Washington, June 17 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "They will be removed as fast as they come in," he said. He did not offer specifics. There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America.
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