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  • Republican leaders offer one-month spending bill

    01/16/2018 9:56:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis January 17
    House Republican leaders presented their rank and file with a one-month spending bill Tuesday aimed at keeping the government open ahead of a Friday night deadline, as hopes for a deal on young undocumented immigrants faded. The bill would extend existing spending levels through Feb. 16 and include an extension of a popular children’s health insurance program — aimed at winning Democratic votes — and a new sweetener for conservatives and Democrats alike in delaying several taxes included in the Affordable Care Act. Few lawmakers were enthusiastic about the legislation, but several described it as a necessary evil to avoid...
  • DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities

    01/16/2018 11:16:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 188 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to...
  • Woo hoo!! And our 1st quarter FReepathon is well underway!! [Thread XVI]

    Woo hoo!! Our 1st qtr FReepathon is off to a great start!! IMHO, 2017 was a great year and, Lord willing, 2018 should be even greater!! Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of...
  • First Indictment Issued In Russian Bribery Case Tied To Obama-Era Uranium One Deal

    01/14/2018 5:32:15 AM PST · by paladinkc · 53 replies
    the republican ^ | liberty news writers
    The DOJ handed down an indictment in the Uranium One Deal released on Friday. THIS is what the media was trying so hard to cover-up. Unlike the leak with Manafort and his indictment (which had nothing to do with Russian collusion in the Trump campaign), America woke up to non-stop news about Manafort turning himself in. Click HERE to read more about that. Manafort has since sued Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 January 2018

    01/14/2018 4:52:59 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 January 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 14th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and David Perdue, R-Ga.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah; outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.
  • Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

    01/12/2018 6:52:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 January 2018
    US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “s---hole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr. Trump has tweeted that “this was not the language” he used in a meeting about immigration. He wrote that the language he used was “tough, but this was not the language used”. The Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal...
  • Report: Trump rejects Senate DACA deal

    01/11/2018 5:59:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 179 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Posted January 11, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    (Update 3:38 p.m.): President Trump reportedly rejected the deal presented to him by Sens. Graham and Durbin. There appears to be no acceptable deal on DACA. Lisa Mascaro âś” @LisaMascaro Trump rejects Graham/Dubin gang #DACA fix at Oval Office meet today 1:11 PM - Jan 11, 2018 1 1 Reply 11 11 Retweets 4 4 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Lisa Mascaro âś” @LisaMascaro No surprise but @TomCottonAR rejected Senate gang's #DACA deal at WH meet: "It's not even a fig leaf. It's a pine needle." 1:15 PM - Jan 11, 2018 Replies 7 7 Retweets 5 5 likes...
  • Trump Accuses FBI Agent of ‘Treason’

    01/11/2018 3:29:15 PM PST · by smileyface · 184 replies
    Wall Street Journal (via Sputnik) ^ | Jan 11 2018 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Thursday that an FBI agent once involved in the special counsel’s Russia probe committed “treason,” and he called for Republican investigators in Congress to conclude their probes swiftly. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump, unprompted, labeled as “treason” a text message written by Peter Strzok, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who until late July was a top investigator on the special counsel’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with associates...
  • White House says immigration deal has not been reached

    01/11/2018 12:25:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11/2018 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.
  • GOP congressman declines to challenge Dem senator in North Dakota

    01/11/2018 9:03:44 AM PST · by napscoordinator · 105 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | 11 January 2017 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, announced Thursday he will not challenge sitting Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in the Senate race this fall. During an interview with KFYR radio, Cramer said he and his family decided the best decision was for him to just run again for his House seat. The move is seen as a blow to Republicans who hope to pick up the seat in the traditionally deep red state. 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018 Senate candidate: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document' Joe Arpaio, controversial sheriff pardoned by Trump, enters Arizona...
  • Walmart increases minimum wage, hands out bonuses, crediting Trump

    01/11/2018 7:42:50 AM PST · by nwrep · 75 replies
    Walmart Blog ^ | January 11, 2018 | Walmart Corporate
    . From Walmart Corporate Blog: We’ve got some really good news to share today. As you know, the President and Congress have approved a lower business tax rate. Given these changes, we have an opportunity to accelerate a few pieces of our investment plan. We plan to continue investing in you, in our customers through lower prices, and in our future--especially in technology to help improve your jobs and the experience for our customers. So, we’re pleased to tell you that we’re raising our starting wage to $11 an hour for Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club, Supply Chain, eCommerce and Home...
  • Sessions announces Hezbollah financing, narcoterror team after bombshell report

    01/11/2018 5:34:04 AM PST · by smileyface · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is creating a task force to take a fresh look at drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations linked to Hezbollah after an investigative report last month claimed that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to such activities to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. The task force, dubbed the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), will begin its work by reviewing investigations stemming from Project Cassandra, a campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) targeting the Lebanese terror group’s actions. According to a Politico report published last month, officials with the Obama Justice...
  • Was the DNC/Clinton campaign-funded dossier used to obtain Trump FISA warrant?

    01/10/2018 3:31:56 PM PST · by springwater13 · 93 replies
    The unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team, this reporter has learned. A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process. Multiple sources told this...
  • Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies

    01/10/2018 7:20:00 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 163 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/18 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel — The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with Sen. John McCain. The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
  • Federal judge just delivered a deadly blow to Trump’s DACA plans in bombshell ruling

    01/09/2018 8:48:30 PM PST · by Revel · 137 replies
    washingtonpress ^ | 1-9-17 | Joelle Grande
    There’s been a huge development in the ongoing struggle to protect the Dreamers, the beneficiaries whose immigration status is protected under DACA. U.S. District Judge William Alsup of in San Francisco just issued an injunction blocking the Trump Administration from ending the program as it announced it would do in September.
  • 'In Command': Trump Shocks Media With Access To Immigration Meeting With Democrats

    01/09/2018 6:09:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    President Donald Trump has been besieged by allegations, rather ludicrous ones, that he’s somehow unstable and mentally unfit to be president. Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White, has been a public relations nightmare, despite multiple media figures and officials calling out its inaccuracies. Well, what happened today dispelled all of that. Cortney wrote it up earlier today. Trump held a bipartisan meeting with Democrats and Republicans on the subject of immigration. There was agreement that something had to be done for the DACA recipients, everyone was for border security, and there might be something on...
  • BREAKING: House Chairman Asks Paul Ryan To Declassify All DOJ And FBI ‘Trump Dossier’ Docs

    01/09/2018 4:05:47 PM PST · by mojito · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/9/2018 | Richard Pollack
    Florida GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis asked Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Tuesday to declassify all of the Department of Justice and FBI’s Trump dossier files, The Caller News Foundation has learned. DeSantis, the chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on National Security, formally asked Ryan in a letter to invoke Rule X in order to declassify all documents obtained by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Under House rules, the speaker of the House acts as an ex-officio member of any select committee, which includes the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Under Rule X, the speaker...
  • STEVE BANNON STEPPING DOWN FROM BREITBART

    01/09/2018 1:14:32 PM PST · by JME_FAN · 107 replies
    1/9/2018 | JME_FAN
    Just heard on Howie Carr Show that Steve Bannon has resigned from Breitbart. No link or further info yet
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein unilaterally releases Fusion GPS testimony on Russian-Trump dossier

    01/09/2018 10:26:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago 1:24 PM ET Tue, 9 Jan 2018 | Staff
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Tuesday released the full transcript from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice," Feinstein said in a statement. "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public." The release of the transcript, Feinstein said, was supported by committee Democrats. The move follows committee a decision by Republicans Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham...
  • Senior Hamas leader in critical condition after shooting self

    01/09/2018 4:31:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    One of the Hamas terrorist organization’s most senior members is in critical condition Tuesday, after he apparently shot himself in the head in an accidental shooting. Fawzy Barhoum, spokesman for the Gaza-based Islamist terror group, said Tuesday afternoon that Imad al-Alami, one of the movement’s most senior officials, was critically wounded when his personal firearm accidentally discharged. Al-Alami, 61, was "inspecting his personal weapon in his home and is in critical condition,” said Barhoum. The Hamas leader was evacuated to a Gaza City hospital. Outlawed by the US in 2003 for his position in Hamas, al-Alami is considered one of...