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  • Tuesday Was a Huge Policy Day For President Trump

    12/19/2018 3:47:32 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) I’m in a hurry this morning as I rush to head out for vacation through Christmas day (Campaign Updates will be sporadic through that time), so this will just be a series of short takes on news that everyone should be aware of today. First, Tuesday was a huge day from a policy standpoint for the Trump Administration: This was the most important policy news from Tuesday, regardless of what the fake news media tries to tell you. – The Trump Administration is planning to reverse the insane Obama-era school discipline rules...
  • This day in history, Thomas Paine publishes American Crisis

    12/19/2018 3:44:00 AM PST · by gattaca · 1 replies
    History Channel ^ | December 19, 2018 | History Channel
    hese are the times that try mens souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. When these phrases appeared in the pages of the Pennsylvania Journal for the first time, General George Washingtons troops were encamped at McKonkeys Ferry on the Delaware River opposite Trenton, New Jersey. In August, they...
  • Kevin Ollie cites Jim Calhoun and racial discrimination as part of suit against UConn

    12/19/2018 3:33:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2018 | Joel Anderson
    Former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has filed a complaint against the university in federal court, alleging it illegally attempted to stop him from filing a racial discrimination claim stemming from his firing in March. The complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford, claims Ollie was subject to "disparate treatment" compared with his predecessor and former coach Jim Calhoun.
  • Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

    12/19/2018 3:24:11 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    Thank GOD there's a name for this disorder. Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, And notice that the...
  • Today's Toons 12/19/18

    12/19/2018 3:16:11 AM PST · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Politics Forums ^ | 12/19/18 | pookie18
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  • Naughty Nun

    12/19/2018 3:16:03 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    A nun gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you." She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive." "Well, I've always had a fantasy to...
  • Christmas Songs

    12/19/2018 3:10:45 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    Since the Christmas song, Baby its Cold Outside was pulled from the Christmas playlist because someone was offended, these other holiday songs should also be on the chopping block. How did our generation ever survive? 1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: subjecting minors to softcore porn 2. The Christmas Song: Open fire? Pollution. Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Cultural appropriation 3. Holly Jolly Christmas: Kiss her once for me? Unwanted advances 4. White Christmas? Racist 5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Sees you when youre sleeping? Knows when youre awake? Peeping Tom stalker 6. Most Wonderful Time of...
  • With vital signing day at hand, Pac-12 struggling to keep up with Power Five cohorts

    12/19/2018 3:08:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 18, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told the Athletic on Tuesday that hes open to discussing expanding college footballs playoff from four to eight teams. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby previously expressed similar interest. An eight-team playoff would almost assuredly include automatic bids for major conferences and thus end the Power Five leagues being left on the outside of the sports grandest stage. Still uncommitted though is Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, and it is, perhaps, the most curious of opinions. Its not just that for the third time in five years, the Pac-12 didnt make the playoff. Its whats about to...
  • Trump's Salary

    12/19/2018 3:04:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing cause! See below. The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million. Here are some other key findings: There...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton keep trying to rewrite history. But will the show finally close in 2019?

    12/19/2018 2:55:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    We all need a little Christmas, and the Clintons are the gifts that keep on giving this time on the discount retail website Groupon. An Evening with the Clintons, their 13 city speaking tour, recently opened to a sea of empty seats prompting them to hawk their tickets on the site. Tickets to their Los Angeles event were priced as high as $325 on their official site, and sold for $35, $50 and $72 on Groupon. All but the $72 seats have sold out. There were also tickets to their events in New York, Detroit and Philadelphia not...
  • We The People Will Fund The Wall

    12/19/2018 2:42:25 AM PST · by · 10 replies ^ | 12-17-2018 | Brian Kolfage
    My name is Brian Kolfage, I have a verified blue check facebook page as a public figure and I'm a triple amputee veteran. Please Follow my facebook page for updates in addition to Gofundme. or email me at The campaign is set to the MAX that Gofundme has at the moment... working to get it raised. Please read entire statement below before emailing questions. A majority of Americans who voted to elect President Donald J Trump voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump's main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he 's...
  • This Man's Epic Ploy to Catch Package Thieves Red-Handed Is the Ultimate Act of Vigilante Justice

    12/19/2018 2:17:56 AM PST · by · 17 replies
    IJR ^ | 12-18-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Mark Rober was one of the 11 million Americans who fell victim to package theft, but unlike most victims, he had a plan for when the robbers tried to strike again. Rober was first alerted to the package thieves by his home security system. He knew a package had been listed as delivered, but it never arrived. He checked his home security footage and found that a couple had stolen it right off his front step. "If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated," said Rober. When he brought the security footage to...
  • Trump launches unprecedented reelection machine

    12/19/2018 1:39:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 18, 2018 | Alex Isenstadt
    President Donald Trump is planning to roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection, a streamlined organization that incorporates the Republican National Committee and the presidents campaign into a single entity. Its a stark expression of Trumps stranglehold over the Republican Party: Traditionally, a presidential reelection committee has worked in tandem with the national party committee, not subsumed it. Under the plan, which has been in the works for several weeks, the Trump reelection campaign and the RNC will merge their field and fundraising programs into a joint outfit dubbed Trump Victory. The two teams will also share office...
  • Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

    12/19/2018 1:14:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year. Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences. Its passage is also a win for Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who took on criminal justice reform as one of his primary policy goals and who has lobbied individual senators to back the bill...
  • Incurable tumor disappears from Texas girls brain after community lifts her in prayers

    12/19/2018 1:11:53 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 8 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2018-12-18 | Leonardo Blair
    Nearly six months after an 11-year-old old Texas girl was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, doctors can no longer find a trace of it after her family and friends prayed for a miracle. And we got it, said Gena Doss, the mother of Roxli Doss, in an interview with KVUE. And now everyone is thanking God for His blessing. Praise God we did, her husband, Scott, said. Dr. Virginia Harrod with Dell Childrens Medical Center told KVUE that DIPG is a rare and devastating disease. "It is very rare, but when we...
  • Maybe our take on "Russia Russia Russia" should be this instead ...

    12/19/2018 12:19:07 AM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 5 replies
    original to FR | Dec 19, 2018 | Peter O'Donnell
    I don't want to presume what you, dear reader, may have made of the "Russia, Russia, Russia" theme in recent years. But I do know that many of us have assumed that the whole thing is largely nonsense, overblown hype constructed from a little of this and a little of that into some far-reaching conspiracy of puppet-master Vladimir Putin pulling the strings of the 45th president. Few of us believe this has any real truth to it, perhaps one or two minor peripheral figures dabbled in a bit of influence peddling as they entered the new world of politics from...
  • Brexit: Theresa May to hold a series of MPs' votes on options

    12/19/2018 12:16:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2018 | BBC
    ... The prime minister does not believe any of the factions criticising her plan have enough support to get their own version of Brexit through Parliament. By allowing them to put forward their proposals and vote on them, she is hoping they will be defeated and her plan will emerge by a process of elimination as the best and only alternative to leaving without a deal.
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ Dec. 19, 2018 (prayer)

    12/18/2018 11:02:25 PM PST · by V K Lee · 4 replies ^ | 12/19/18 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 11 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couples bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • DC Just Passed the "Strongest Climate Legislation" in the Nation

    12/18/2018 10:33:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 39 replies
    Earther ^ | 18 December 2018 | Brian Kahn
    The Trump administration isnt about renewable energy, but thanks to the Washington, D.C., city council, it could soon be running on clean power. The council passed one of the most ambitious climate bills in the country on Tuesday requiring the District to get all of its energy from renewables by 2032...."This is only the beginning," Reverend Yearwood, the head of the Hip Hop Caucus, said at the press conference after the bill was passed.