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  • China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet lines up for combat duty, boosting firepower in the sky

    02/09/2018 3:17:11 PM PST · by cba123 · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 09 February, 2018, 9:17pm | Kristin Huang
    China's J-20 stealth fighter has entered combat service, the country's armed forces confirmed on Friday, expanding the military's air power options as it presses on with a massive modernisation programme. People's Liberation Army Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said the deployment of the J-20 to combat units would "help the air force better shoulder the sacred mission of safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity". Shen said the air force was moving towards a modernised military service that could operate in all fronts, and had become an effective force to control, contain and win a war. (please see link for...
  • The trade in dog meat South Korea doesn't want Olympics to see

    02/09/2018 3:16:20 PM PST · by Baladas · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6 February 2018 | Nick Fagge
    Dogs and even puppies are sold openly for food in Moran market, Seongnam, outside of Seoul, South Korea, reveals - showing claims it would be closed last May are false The dogs are kept in freezing, dark cages until they are slaughtered, their fur burned off and their carcasses are put on display Up to 80,000 dogs are sold and slaughtered at the market a each year to be made into an $8 soup, which folklore claims boosts eaters' sex drive But ahead of the Olympic Winter Games coming to PyeongChang on Friday, officials issued guidelines for when it...
  • Minnesota Democrat's retirement provides GOP with pickup opportunity

    02/09/2018 3:16:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2018
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan announced Friday he won't seek re-election, handing Republicans a rare opportunity to pick up a seat this fall. "There is a time and a purpose for everything and now is the time for me to pass the baton to the next generation," Nolan said in a statement. Nolan won re-election by about 2,000 votes in 2016, but northeastern Minnesota's 8th District is Donald Trump country: The President won the district by 16 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That was an incredible 22-point swing for the GOP over the 2012 election...
  • Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)

    02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Maggie Shepard
    State legislators, the state’s entire congressional delegation and local protesters on Thursday stepped up criticism of the publication of a syndicated political cartoon, which many called racist, on the editorial page of Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal. Roughly 50 people protested Thursday evening outside the Journal offices, and the cartoon prompted a 30-minute critique from the state Senate floor and a swirl of social media criticism. Hundreds of angry readers also called, many demanding an apology. Journal editor Karen Moses issued an apology Thursday morning and later said in an interview that there will be more scrutiny of editorial cartoons in the...
  • Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists

    02/09/2018 3:11:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY RAFAEL BERNAL AND MIKE LILLIS - 02/09/18 06:02 PM EST
    Immigration activists are furious that 73 House Democrats, including seven members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, voted for a bipartisan spending bill that doesn't include a DACA fix. The early-morning House vote ended a brief government shutdown precipitated by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and in the process passed a two-year spending proposal that included a bevy of Democratic priorities, but not immigration. “Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties,” said Greisa Martínez Rosas, a DACA recipient and advocacy director for United We Dream, an immigrant youth activism network. Senate Democrats...
  • 'Bond vigilantes' are saddled up and ready to push rates higher, says economist who coined the term

    02/09/2018 3:07:38 PM PST · by NRx · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02-09-2018 | Michelle Fox
    There's reason to be concerned about bond vigilantes, who are no longer under "lock and key" and are free to push yields higher, Wall Street veteran Ed Yardeni told CNBC on Friday. Yardeni, a market historian, coined the term bond vigilantes in the 1980s to refer to investors who sell their holdings in an effort to enforce fiscal discipline. Having fewer buyers drives prices down — and drives yields up — in the fixed-income market. That, in turn, makes it more expensive for the government to borrow and spend. "They had been sort of put under lock and key by...
  • Everyone Now Agrees With Me: Social Media Destroys Kids

    02/09/2018 3:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Oh, and the New York Times is back. Last week or maybe it was two weeks ago, the New York Times had this major expose on how all of the fake bots and things are working at Twitter and all. Remember that, Mr. Snerdley? And we were looking at it, “Yeah, we knew this a year ago.” But the reason the Times was focusing on it is because they’re threatened by Twitter and Facebook. People are getting news from Twitter and Facebook and not the New York Times. So the Times was engaging in news stories designed to destroy...
  • Nevada Judge Orders Metro To Release All October 1 Videos And Documents From Las Vegas Massacre

    02/09/2018 3:00:37 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    We need to thank District Court Judge Richard Scotti, who has ruled that videos and documents from October 1, 2017 be released by the Vegas Metro Police. We are talking here about surveillance video, evidence logs, body camera footage, dispatch logs, 911 calls, search warrant returns, and information on weapons obtained. Surely Judge Scotti is one of the good guys! However, anything involving ammunition dealer, Douglas Haig will be withheld due to his right to a fair trial. That is as it should be. We The People are fair-minded, and we only ask for what is right. UPDATE: A judge...
  • Steele Dossier’s ‘Coincidences’ Keep Piling Up

    02/09/2018 2:51:27 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    At least four separate coincidences have emerged as the public learns more information about the unverified Steele dossier and how it was crafted. The origin story of the 35-page document was pretty simple at the outset. Fusion GPS, which was investigating then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier.
  • Cops Say Alabama Man Assaulted Roommate Over Stale Cap'n Crunch Cereal

    02/09/2018 2:43:10 PM PST · by iowamark · 54 replies
    An Alabama man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting his roommate for failing to properly seal a box of Cap'n Crunch cereal, which had gone stale. Fifty-two year-old Duane Barry Smith was charged for domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted a man he shares a residence with in Moundville, a small town outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Police say Smith got upset with his roommate after he discovered the Cap'n Crunch cereal had gone stale, blaming the man for failing to properly seal the cereal box. Smith was especially angry since he is missing teeth, making it difficult to eat. At...
  • Matt Rosendale Leads by Double Digits in Montana Senate Republican Primary (Tester is toast!)

    02/09/2018 2:39:38 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 2/8/18 | Sean Moran
    Rancher and state auditor Matt Rosendale leads his Montana Senate Republican primary opponents by double digits, according to a poll released Thursday. “Montanans elected me to reduce spending, reduce regulations and defend our freedoms–and I did. The voters of our state support me because they know I mean business and have always served the way I said I would,” Rosendale said in a press release. Rosendale has a two-to-one advantage over fellow GOP competitors; 28 percent of Republican primary voters would vote for him, compared to 12 percent for Troy Downing, while 11 percent would vote for Russell Fagg.
  • No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down (After only 9 months)

    02/09/2018 2:33:21 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 119 replies
    WASHINGTON — Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision. Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part because she is next in the line of succession behind the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel’s inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump, who has called the investigation a witch hunt, has considered firing Mr. Rosenstein. Such a...
  • Senate Committee Moves 4 More Judicial Nominees, Plans at Least 8 in February

    02/09/2018 2:28:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 2/9/18 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) sent four more judicial nominees to the Senate floor and plans to pass another four at its next business meeting, advancing President Trump’s persistent march to keep his campaign promise of reshaping the federal judiciary. Senators on Thursday voted to send three federal trial court nominees and one federal appeals court nominee to the full Senate, where they are expected to be approved. In a sign of the Democrats’ possible weakening resolve to uniformly oppose all Trump judicial picks, three of the nominees received some Democratic votes in support....
  • EWS Anti-hooker lawmaker allegedly used taxpayer money for sex with escort

    02/09/2018 2:26:17 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The conservative pol, 43, who was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012, has three children with his wife, LeeAnne. Last year, he voted in favor of stricter laws on prostitution, including hiking the penalty for soliciting sex to $2,500.
  • Her Too? California Lawmaker And #MeToo Advocate Accused Of Groping — Twice; Voluntary Unpaid Leave

    02/09/2018 2:24:42 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/09/18
    Who is Cristina Garcia? The California assemblywoman has carved out a recent niche in the Golden State as an advocate against sexual harassment, raising her profile to national status, Politico’s Carla Marinucci reports. However, her national profile might come back to haunt her after a former staffer publicly accused Garcia of groping him in 2014.
  • CNN Jumps to Conclusions After Trump Wishes Rob Porter Well

    02/09/2018 2:23:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | February 9, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump offered his well wishes to his now former staff secretary Rob Porter following his resignation in the wake of domestic violence allegations from his two ex-wives. Trump commended his "hard work" while he served in the White House and said he hopes he was a wonderful career ahead of him.He also reminded the press that Porter has said he's innocent.Aware of the president's remarks, CNN jumped to the following conclusion during its breaking news report. quite the CNN chyron right now— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 9, 2018 It's unclear whether it was mentioned in this Wolf Blitzer...
  • Zombie Subsidy! Hollywood Corporate Welfare Rises from the Grave

    02/09/2018 2:20:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    It’s baaack! A federal tax break for film, television, and theater productions that expired a little over a year ago has been revived by the budget deal signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday. The tax break, created back in 2004, was originally scheduled to expire after just a few years. Under pressure from Hollywood, however, Congress renewed the tax break time and again. But with the election of President Trump and Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, the break was finally allowed to expire in 2017. Except now it is back in a particularly strange...
  • Report: Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly Expressing Willingness to Resign Over Rob Porter Scandal

    02/09/2018 2:19:14 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 9, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is willing to resign and expressed his willingness to President Donald Trump, according to a report from ABC News. Breitbart News has confirmed the news from sources with direct knowledge of the situation. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley denied that Kelly has offered his resignation.

    02/09/2018 2:14:50 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 14 replies
    The name is a big plus. The number of hispanics in Nevada is a big negative. By not running for the senate where a loss would be political suicide he's running for a statewide office where even the Democrats prefer adults. A good set up for the future. Can Nevada be saved? Only if we keep the Senate seat with either Tark or Heller. I would leave Heller in Trumps hands.
  • Why Did CNN Hire Comey’s Former Assistant Josh Campbell?

    02/09/2018 2:05:42 PM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Saagar Enjeti & Joe Simons
    CNN’s decision to hire former FBI Director James Comey’s assistant disturbs veteran members of the bureau, former agents told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The relationship between former FBI agent Josh Campbell, the cable news network and Campbell’s seemingly close history with former boss James Comey, have raised a number of questions from these agents over the propriety of Campbell’s new job. “What can [Campbell] contribute? I don’t think that he would be someone who could offer any type of, really, knowledge about what law enforcement analysts are, because, what is his experience?” said former Special Agent Jack Garcia, a...