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  • President Trump's 100 Days of Accountability

    04/28/2017 10:59:10 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren
    The White House ^ | 04/27/2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 27, 2017 President Trump's 100 Days of Accountability “Our moral duty to the taxpayer requires us to make our Government leaner and more accountable.” – President Donald J. Trump A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: For too long the Washington swamp worked to serve itself, but President Donald J. Trump is reforming the Government to serve the American people. President Trump implemented tough ethical standards to ensure his Administration works for the American people and not itself. President Trump introduced tough new lobbying standards for political...
  • Trump: ‘I’m a Nationalist and a Globalist’

    04/28/2017 10:53:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Penny Starr
    On the eve of the 100 days in office milestone, President Donald Trump claims he is both a nationalist and a globalist — despite campaign promises that his presidency would reject globalism and put America first. “Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. “I’m both.” “And I’m the only one who makes the decision, believe me,” Trump said.
  • Trump Grumbles that U.S. Loses ‘Tremendous Amount Of Money’ Defending Saudi Arabia

    04/28/2017 10:51:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump says the U.S. is losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia, complaining that the Gulf monarchy is treating the United States unfairly. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, in which Trump discussed his first 100 days in office, the President criticized the key Middle Eastern ally, claiming the Kingdom wasn’t paying its way, and was relying on U.S. defense spending for its security. "Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia,” he said. It is not the first time Trump has accused...
  • GAO Weighs In On “Countering Violent Extremism”

    04/28/2017 10:51:12 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 2 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 4/13/2017 | Patrick Eddington
    The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 attacks: Who commits more domestic terrorism–violent Salafists or traditional “right wing” extremists? According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, it’s the latter and by a very wide margin. From p. 4 of GAO’s report: Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent). But as researchers at the Georgia State...
  • Louder With Crowder #159 VOX SANCTUARY CITY LIES! Dean Cain and Blaire White (video)

    04/28/2017 10:50:55 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 1 replies
    Louder w Crowder via YouTube ^ | 4-28-2017 | Steven Crowder
    Talking all things Bill Nye's abysmal show ratings, Berkeley trannies (maybe?), Vox propaganda, sanctuary cities and more. Dean Cain returns and Blaire White stops by to talk transgender politics and more. Show Guide: 11:37 Vox Sanctuary City Rebuttal 25:58 Dean Cain 39:32 Blaire White
  • Houston Texans' first NFL Draft pick Deshaun Watson wears spiked Louboutin shoes

    04/28/2017 10:46:30 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 14 replies
    KTRK ^ | 4-28-2016
    Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is already enjoying the life of an NFL player after the Houston Texans picked him in the first round of the draft. Watson is getting a lot of attention, not only from Texans fans, but others who spotted his spiky new pair of shoes Thursday night. During a press conference with the media, Watson showed off his new designer brand shoes, which ESPN reported were Christian Louboutins called Dandy Pik Pak flat smoking slippers. The cost? Nearly $2,000. Watson told reporters that he had always wanted a pair of Louboutins and thought draft day was...
  • Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

    04/28/2017 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 12:37 PM EDT | Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin
    Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump signed an order reversing some of former President Barack Obama’s restrictions and instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a plan that dictates which federal locations are open to offshore drilling. It’s part of Trump’s promise to unleash the nation’s energy reserves in an effort to reduce reliance on foreign...
  • CONSEQUENCES: Mizzou Loses More Students, Will Shut Down 3 More Dorms

    04/28/2017 10:40:56 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of Missouri has no one to blame for their current crisis but their own leadership. After the campus protests of 2016, they could have corrected course. Instead they did nothing to address the problem and now they’re paying the price. Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year
  • Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

    04/28/2017 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 1:10 PM EDT | David Carry
    The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president of Americans United for Life, which campaigned at the federal and state level for tough restrictions on abortion. Among the many state bills backed by the group under Yoest’s leadership were measures that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require women...
  • Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left

    04/28/2017 10:38:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 10:45 am, April 28th, 2017 | by Rachel Stockman
    On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network. The potential...
  • Chicago passes 1,000 gunshot victims for 2017

    04/28/2017 10:37:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    The bloodshed continued in Chicago this week, with eight people wounded in shootings since Wednesday and more than 1,000 people already shot so far this year. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the most recent shooting took place in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Wednesday night. According to Chicago Police, a 35-year-old man was shot from a passing car while standing on the street. The man suffered gun shot wounds in the left hand and right ankle and was later stabilized at a local hospital. A 28-year-old woman was also shot in the incident, suffering gunshot wounds to both thighs and her right...
  • U.S. economy bogs down in first quarter with slowest growth in 3 years, GDP shows

    04/28/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 6 replies
    Market watch ^ | 4/28/2017 | Market watch
    The government’s official scorecard for the U.S. economy in the first quarter pointed to the weakest growth in three years, but the slowdown appeared tied to temporary effects that are likely to give way a rebound in the coming months. Gross domestic product increased at a meager 0.7% annual pace in the first three months of the year, down from 2.1% and 3.5% in the back half of 2016. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.9% increase. In recent trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.15% and the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.15% fell slightly.
  • Does Ivanka Trump's new fund violate ethics law?

    04/28/2017 10:30:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 27,2017 | Jennifer Rubin
    It was bad enough when Hillary Clinton as secretary of state agreed to have meetings with people who had given to her foundation. Now, according to news reports, Ivanka Trump, while a federal employee, is soliciting donations for a new fund from foreigners. This comes on top of instances in which she sat with heads of state (from Japan and China) at a time that her business was doing deals in their countries. Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of AXIOS Media and former chief political reporter for Politico, reported: “Ivanka Trump told me yesterday from Berlin that she has...
  • BREAKING: HelioPower files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    04/28/2017 10:22:22 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 16 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 4/28/17 | Frank Andorka
    The filing, signed by HelioPower President Maurice Russo, says that despite borrowing nearly $3 million from its parent company Sierra Nevada Solar (SNS) over a period of years, its current revenues are not enough to keep up with its debt obligations. In fact, HelioPower has borrowed $182,218 from SNS so far in 2017 just to meet its payroll obligations.
  • Nasty Mac malware bypasses Gatekeeper, undetectable by most antivirus apps

    04/28/2017 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | April 28, 2017 | By Ben Lovejoy
    We learned recently that macOS malware grew by 744% last year, though most of it fell into the less-worrying category of adware. However, a newly-discovered piece of malware (via Reddit) falls into the ‘seriously nasty’ category – able to spy on all your Internet usage, including use of secure websites.Security researchers at CheckPoint found something they’ve labelled OSX/Dok, which manages to go undetected by Gatekeeper and stops users doing anything on their Mac until they accept a fake OS X update … OSX/Dok does rely on a phishing attack as its initial way in. Victims are sent an email claiming to...
  • Florida woman grabs ax after spotting on man’s computer

    04/28/2017 10:12:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/27/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    GREENACRES— Enraged from seeing the dating website on a man’s computer last week, Lucy Melesky reportedly grabbed a mounted ax off the mantel and smashed it on the ground. Melesky slung the ax over her shoulder and screamed at the man about the alleged unfaithfulness, he told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. Melesky, 45, was arrested the evening of April 18 on charges of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her relationship with the man is redacted in the arrest report, as is the location of the incident. However, Melesky told authorities she lives west of Greenacres....
  • Texas bill aims to make organ donation opt-out, sparking debate

    04/28/2017 10:07:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | April 27, 2017 | Alyssa Goard
    Currently, Texas residents must opt in to be placed on the donor registry during their driver’s license process. HB 1938 would instead automatically place all adults on the driver’s license process on the registry, unless they opt out. Under this bill, each applicant will have to answer the question, “Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?” Applicants who answer no or simply don’t answer will automatically be enrolled.
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • NY Parish Hosting Celebration at Notorious Gay Club [Catholclic Caucus]

    04/28/2017 10:02:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 27, 2017 | Anita Carey
    A New York parish is hosting a celebration at a notorious gay bar.The LGBT ministry at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in the archdiocese of New York is sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Therapy, a gay hot spot in Hell's Kitchen known for anonymous sex in its restrooms. One reviewer on Yelp is warning: "avoid the bathrooms if you can. They're unisex (which isn't the issue) but they're disgusting; they really should have an attendant, which I'm sure would cut down on the things we all know happen in unattended club bathrooms, but never say out loud (online at least)."Therapy...
  • Get rid of expired prescriptions with Saturday’s Drug Take Back

    04/28/2017 9:58:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    kxan ^ | April 28, 2017 | kxan
    The efforts were launched after the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act from 2010, giving the DEA the power to form drug disposal programs nationwide...Have a medicine cabinet full of pills and medicines you don’t need anymore and need a safe place to dispose of them? It’s time for another Drug Take Back Day. In Oct. 2016, America turned in 366 tons of unwanted drugs. In its 12 previous Take Back events, the Drug Enforcement Agency has taken in over 7.1 million pounds of the potentially dangerous substances.