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  • Katie Hopkins: 'The Sh*thole Countries Are Here in Western Europe'

    01/19/2018 8:48:27 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-19-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    After President Trump allegedly declared certain countries (especially in, but not limited to Africa) "sh*thole countries," "many of us felt a sense of relief," British commentator Katie Hopkins writes at The Rebel. Like many supporters of the president, she believes that, unlike most politicians, Trump is telling it like it is. "Straight talk -- like a blast of fresh air on a clammy bus." Although she could've focused on that and explained why many of the countries mentioned by Trump are indeed not exactly heaven on earth, she had a different perspective. Instead, she asked her Twitter followers who live...
  • Corker says Senate leaders on verge of deal

    01/19/2018 8:42:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/18 11:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said leadership is on the verge of a deal to avert a government shutdown with less than an hour to go. "We're down to a difference of literally three or four days," he said. Both options being discussed, according to Corker, would keep the government funded past President Trump's State of the Union. Corker said he expected the agreement could be reached before the midnight deadline to keep the government open. The potential deal is a stark turnaround after Democrats emerged from a caucus meeting with a glum outlook about the chances of keeping the government...
  • Course uses 'Pyramid of White Supremacy' to teach diversity

    01/19/2018 8:41:21 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Kassy Dillon
    A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a “Pyramid of White Supremacy” to help teach students about diversity and “cultural competence.” “Avoiding confrontation with racist family members” and “remaining apolitical” make up the base, which is deemed critical for more egregious things like mass killings and genocide.
  • McConnell, Schumer negotiating as short-term bill stalls and shutdown deadline nears

    01/19/2018 8:39:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 19 at 10:22 PM | Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe, Erica Werner and Elise Viebeck
    A government shutdown seemed guaranteed late Friday after a short-term spending bill appeared to fail to advance due to opposition from Democrats and some Republicans. The bill to keep the government open through Feb. 16 collapsed just after 10 p.m. after a vote to end debate failed to garner the necessary 60 votes in the Senate. With the midnight deadline approaching, lawmakers had not agreed to an alternative plan and it was not clear what they would do next. The vote was ongoing as of 11 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)...
  • Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

    01/19/2018 8:29:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. The company on Friday also disclosed thousands of accounts that it said were associated with the Kremlin-linked troll farm, the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and the Russian government, adding to numbers that it released to Congress in October.
  • If It's Medically Necessary, It Isn't Abortion

    01/19/2018 8:28:05 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 01-19-2018 | CharlesOConnell
    There's No Medical Reason to Throw Away a Child. Don't Want a Child. Don't Keep It.(Allow the child to be adopted out.)If a medically necessary therapeutic procedure accidentally results in miscarriage, the doctor now has two patients. That's not procured abortion, it's spontaneous.Abortion is a non-therapeutic action intended to cause fetal demise. Once the child has been delivered, there is no medical or social reason to deliberately cause fetal mortality.It is a foundation of Confucian philosophy, that the way to understand something is to call it what it is. Abortion is not the practice of medicine. It is civilly decreed...
  • Helen Mirren says men used to expose themselves to her once a week: ‘It’s horror!’

    01/19/2018 8:26:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Helen Mirren has a message for the Times Up movement: “Time's up? I would say it’s about time.” The 72-year-old star said she couldn’t directly relate to the countless women abused in Hollywood because by the time she came to Hollywood she was already in her 30s — but she did admit being victim to sexual harassment when she was younger. “I had never experienced that in Hollywood because I came to Hollywood I was in my 30s, I was too old,” she recalled to Willie Geist in a “Sunday Today” airing this weekend. “It doesn’t happen to you unless...
  • NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

    01/19/2018 8:02:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies
    "Pollutico" ^ | 1-19-2018 | Josh Gerstein
    The agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and 'sincerely regrets its failure.' The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings. Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure...
  • Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight

    01/19/2018 8:01:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity on Friday in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, leaving less than two hours for lawmakers to find a way to avert a midnight shutdown of much of the federal government.Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending bill, which had passed the House on Thursday. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, was trying to rally support for a shorter temporary spending measure that would allow both parties to save face.But...
  • CNN Poll Shows Amnesty Advocates Are Big Loser in Shutdown

    01/19/2018 7:51:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    A CNN poll shows that the Democrats’ push for amnesty is the big loser in the government shutdown fight — and likely will hurt Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. According to CNN: 56% overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA — 49% say it’s more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority — while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important....
  • Where is Juan?

    01/19/2018 7:40:33 PM PST · by freedomlover · 74 replies
    My curious brain | Today | Freedomlover
    The fact that Juan McCain is nowhere near a microphone badmouthing Trump is telling. When is the last time he was seen publicly? I have seen some of the Q talk re songbird but I don’t think Juan would spill any beans on his recent treason, unless somebody mixed him a real good IV truth telling cocktail. He has no remorse so I don’t expect a death bed confession. Does anyone know the latest on him? Has he called in some snarky comment?
  • The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo”…

    01/19/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of today’s FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed. We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: “The Nunes Paradox” – SEE HERE As the year-long story has unfolded, there are two central components at the heart of the political corruption and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI: ♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦Second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and...
  • Representative Jim Jordan Discusses #ReleaseTheMemo – FISA Abuse and DOJ/FBI Corruption…

    01/19/2018 7:36:41 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    House Judiciary Committee member Jim Jordan interviewed by Martha MacCallum as he discusses the House Intelligence Committee summary memo that outlined DOJ and FBI abuse of FISA surveillance. The producers of Martha MacCallum’s show smartly bring Evelyn Farkas prior statements back into the story for additional framework and discussion.
  • Senate Democrats Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight; Shutdown Looms

    01/19/2018 7:33:55 PM PST · by advance_copy · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/19/2018
    Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded past midnight, leaving less than two hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down.
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/19/2018 7:25:00 PM PST · by Smellin Salt · 22 replies
    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced...
  • Where is a the Jocularity in the Senate tonight?

    01/19/2018 7:23:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 97 replies ^ | 1/19/2018 | me
    They are unusually quite,no back slapping,nothing.

    01/19/2018 7:21:19 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    barbwire ^ | 19 January, 2018 | Dave Daubenmire
    I remember when President Obama turned up the “race” card with Skip Gates, Trayvon Martin, and the riots in Ferguson Missouri. I cannot forget his role as agitator in chief and how he never missed an opportunity to pick the scabs of the racial divide. In my opinion, his actions were so un-presidential. I remember when President Obama forced socialized medicine down the throats of unsuspecting citizens with his famous double-headed lie “if you like you Dr. you can keep your Dr. and if you like your plan you can keep your plan.” That didn’t seem very presidential to me....
  • California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state

    01/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/19/2018 | Melody Gutierrez
    California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families. “Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable...
  • Twitter Sends Users Creepy ‘Big Brother’ Email Regarding Secret ‘Russian Influence’ Online

    01/19/2018 7:12:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/19/18 | Cristina Laila
    On Friday, Twitter sent out an email to Twitter users regarding the so-called ‘Russian influence campaigns’ that took place on the social media platform during the 2016 presidential election. The subject line of the email from Twitter read, “Information Regarding Russian Influence Campaigns on Twitter”. The Gateway Pundit’s Associate Editor Cristina Laila received this email from Twitter on Friday.The email informed users that Twitter is actively working to understand ‘Russian-linked activities’ on the platform that took place during the 2016 presidential election. Twitter claims they have identified and suspended a ‘number of accounts that were potentially connected to propaganda efforts...

    01/19/2018 7:12:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    barbwire ^ | 18 January, 2018 | Cliff Kincaid
    Friday’s March for Life, 45 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand, demonstrates how difficult it is to reverse the effects of evil decisions and policies. The fact that complete victory is not immediately at hand does not cause true believers to give up the fight. That’s why thousands will turn out for the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Overturning Marxist or “progressive” policies is a difficult challenge when much of the media and even some prominent members of your own political party are against you. But the economic and financial turnaround under President Trump has already...