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  • Why The Judge's Ruling On Trump's Executive Order Doesn't Change Much

    04/26/2017 7:43:25 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    he decision by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday doesn’t have any practical effect on the Trump administration’s policy toward sanctuary cities. That’s because the White House and the Department of Justice have not been on the same page about the definition of a sanctuary city and how much federal money those sanctuary cities should lose. The executive order signed in January by President Donald Trump called for sanctuary jurisdictions to be eligible to lose all federal funding except money needed for law enforcement purposes. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, however, talked only about sanctuary jurisdictions losing grants from the...
  • The Reason Right Wing Memes Are The Most Popular

    04/26/2017 5:26:28 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    Vice.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Joe Bish
    We spoke to the author of 'The Ambivalent Internet' about the rise of the right online. Professor Whitney Phillips, author of This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, a book about trolling, has teamed up with Professor Ryan M Milner to pen another book about internet culture. The Ambivalent Internet is about how we express ourselves online, the ways in which we do it, why we do it and how it ends up the way it does. The book was written on the eve of Donald Trump's ascension to the world's highest office, and deals, in part, with the...
  • Not Building the Wall IS a Government Shutdown

    04/26/2017 3:43:24 PM PDT · by scottinoc · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/26/2017 | Ann Coulter
    Fake News' question of the week: Will Trump risk a government shutdown over the wall? The media flip back and forth on who's to blame for a government shutdown depending on which branch is controlled by Republicans. But the "shutdown" hypothetical in this case is a trick question. A failure to build the wall IS a government shutdown. Of course it would be unfortunate if schoolchildren couldn't visit national parks and welfare checks didn't get mailed on time. But arranging White House tours isn't the primary function of the government. The government's No. 1 job is to protect the nation....
  • Students protest, vandalize display featuring conservative quotes

    04/26/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    The Extract ^ | 4.25.17 | Editor
    When the College Republicans chapter at Maryland’s Hood College decided to put up a temporary display honoring prominent conservatives, the group wanted to promote the free exchange of ideas. “We just wanted to provoke thoughtful discussion,” said club president Christopher Gardner. “We have done that.” In reality, the young Republicans accomplished even more by exposing how close-minded many of their fellow students have become.
  • California weighs huge health care remake - dumping insurers

    04/26/2017 1:51:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 26, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation’s most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the left and is getting a new look in California as President Donald Trump struggles to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The proposal, promoted by the state’s powerful nursing union and two Democratic senators, is a longshot. But supporters hope the time is right to persuade lawmakers in California, where Democrats like to push the...
  • Portland Cancels Annual Avenue of Roses Parade After Antifa Terrorists (make threats)

    04/26/2017 1:10:22 PM PDT · by tje · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr 26th, 2017 8:19 am | Jim Hoft
    The “Antifa” far left Communist group has managed to get an entire parade and carnival canceled in Portland because the Multnomah County Republicans were going to be in the parade. The communists threatened to riot, loot, assault people at the parade. The festival people decided to cancel the entire weekend of activities, which was going to be this weekend due to the threats of violence by the leftist group. The Antifa group promised to rush the parade and drag away the Republicans.
  • Ivanka Trump: Resettling Syrian Refugees In US Should Be ‘Part Of The Discussion’

    04/26/2017 12:07:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 151 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/17 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Ivanka Trump said resettling Syrian refugees in the United States should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening,” Ivanka — who serves as a special assistant to her father — said during an interview with the “Today” show. “And we have to come together and we have to solve it.” When asked if that means letting Syrian refugees into the United States, Ivanka said, “That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself.” Donald Trump signed an executive order in March that...
  • Democrat Latino, Black, Asian American Legislators Vow to Fight ‘Together’ Against Trump

    04/26/2017 11:53:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 26, 2017 | by PATRICIA GUADALUPE
    Latino, African American and Asian American Democratic members of Congress said on Wednesday they plan to "fight together" against Trump administration policies that impact their communities. The chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) — collectively known as the Tri-Caucus — met Wednesday on Capitol Hill with the five Democratic senators of color as part of a strategy to bring Democratic minority legislators together as a bloc. They said this was an effective way to push back against any Trump administration policies or GOP proposals they consider detrimental to...
  • NASA to investigate unknown fungus found growing on the space station (This is how it Starts)

    04/26/2017 11:36:50 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-26-2017 | Mark Prigg
    NASA is set to use a radical new 'tricorder' DNA sequencer to work out what a mysterious fungus found growing on the International Space Station is. Astronauts have reported funding the strange microbial growths on walls and surfaces, and it has even clogged waterlines. Now, two instruments onboard will be used to analyse it in orbit, allowing mission controllers to work out how to deal with it
  • UPDATE: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she has canceled her speech planned [tr]

    04/26/2017 10:49:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | Staff
    UPDATE: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she has canceled her speech planned for this week at UC Berkeley
  • Ann Coulter cancels her speech at UC Berkeley

    04/26/2017 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/2017
    April 26 (Reuters) - Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled her speech planned for this week at the University of California's Berkeley campus after a dispute with university officials, who feared violent protests, over whether a safe venue could be found. "There will be no speech," she wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday, saying two conservative groups sponsoring her speech were no longer supporting her. "I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team," she wrote. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washington and Jonathan Allen in New York)
  • ‘Don’t Mess With Texas!’ No-License Gun Carry Approved By House – A TEXAS FIRST

    04/26/2017 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SerpentDove · 42 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 4/25/2017 | Eric Walters
    "Breaking new ground in a concerted effort to expand gun rights, a Texas House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow handguns to be carried — concealed or in a holster — without a state-issued license. Approval came on a 6-2 party-line vote..."
  • U.N. WARNS THAT REPEALING OBAMACARE MAY BE ILLEGAL

    04/26/2017 9:00:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 26, 2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    Dana Milbank reports, with glee, that the United Nations “has contacted the Trump administration as part of an investigation into whether repealing [Obamacare] without an adequate substitute for the millions who would lose health coverage would be a violation of several international conventions that bind the United States.” The warning comes from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva.
  • A Guide to Seattle’s New Left

    04/26/2017 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017
    A spectre is haunting Seattle—the spectre of Kshama Sawant. Consider the April 12 Seattle Times editorial. In it, the editorial board called on Mayor Ed Murray to forgo a re-election bid. The reason: The child sexual-abuse allegations recently leveled against him make him vulnerable. “If he runs under that cloud,” the paper reasoned, “it increases the possibility of a Mayor Kshama Sawant, or some other extreme left-wing ideologue, steering this booming city wildly off course.” This was an odd argument to make, especially since Councilmember Sawant is almost certainly not running for mayor this year. In the swell of resistance...
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 26,2017

    04/26/2017 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAReadyForAnotherWednesdayHUMPDayDITTOS!
  • ’99 Percent’ Chance of Violence if Ann Coulter Speaks at Berkeley

    04/26/2017 7:20:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    YAF and the Berkeley College Republicans are suing the university, and on Tuesday YAF withdrew its support for the Coulter event, citing the refusal of local law enforcement to protect participants. Berkeley’s mayor, 32-year-old Jesse Arreguin, expressed sympathy for the protests against Milo. He is also allegedly a member of the Facebook group of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a local left-wing militant group that has played a leading role in the unrest.
  • Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister’s Son With IRS Audit

    04/26/2017 5:22:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/17 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned. A Bangladesh government commission was investigating multiple charges of financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and permanent U.S. resident, recalled the account of the threatened IRS audit to TheDCNF. The allegations mark the first known instance...
  • Bizarro World Second-Amendment Decisions

    04/26/2017 5:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Bob Barr
    In D.C. Comic’s fictional “Bizarro World,” all things are done opposite of here on Earth. According to the “Bizarro Code,” inhabitants of the cube-shaped planet “hate beauty,” “love ugliness” and consider it illegal to “make anything perfect.” Ironically, here on planet Earth, many liberals – and a disturbing number of judges – subscribe to a similar Bizarro Code when considering matters involving the Second Amendment. To these Earth-bound Bizarro Code adherents, it should be -- and in some cases is -- illegal to legally exercise the fundamental, constitutionally-guaranteed right to possess a firearm. While the Supreme Court, and a number...
  • For Bundy's the question is: What happens now?

    04/26/2017 4:03:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4/25/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    A federal jury's failure to reach a unanimous verdict on 50 of the 60 counts in the first Bunkerville standoff case--and the mistrial that resulted--has spurred a flurry of concerns about speedy-trial rights among others accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy. Eleven people still await trial on charges that they organized a mass assault on federal agents who tried to seize Bundy's cattle from public land in April 2014. The first trial ended Monday when U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial and set a new trial date of June 26. Jurors convicted two of the first six...