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  • Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions' War on Weed

    01/18/2018 5:42:35 AM PST · by JP1201 · 9 replies
    You would think that the Justice Department has better things to do than to restart a federal war on marijuana or that it would want to stay away from interfering with the will of the people in the 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow at least the medical use of marijuana. But you would be wrong. Thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, we have now an emerging conflict between federal and state laws. That conflict should be resolved in favor of the states. When he was a senator, Sessions once said during a Senate hearing, "Good people...
  • Pro-Open Borders Hispanic Caucus to Trump Administration: Stop Talking About ‘Chain Migration’

    01/18/2018 5:06:09 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2018
    The pro-open borders Hispanic Caucus has “implored” President Trump’s administration to stop mentioning the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed under the current legal immigration system to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. A report by POLITICO revealed that members of the House Hispanic Caucus — which regularly advocates for more immigration to the U.S. despite its negative impact on America’s working and middle class — asked Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly to stop talking about chain migration, which has imported more than 9.3 million foreign nationals to the country...
  • What if diversity isn't America's strength?

    01/18/2018 12:57:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/15/2018
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he scolded the president for saying something scatological about certain countries and their immigrants. “Diversity has always been our strength,” he allegedly said. By my count, this makes Graham the bazillionth person to proclaim some variant of “diversity is strength.” Is it true? I think the only close to right answer is, “it depends.” Specifically, it depends on what — often clichéd — analogy you have in mind. Diverse stock portfolios are more resilient. Diverse diets are healthier. But that doesn’t mean picking bad stocks will make you richer or that eating spoiled foods is good...
  • Spring [TX] murder suspects linked to violent home invasion, theft of 20 Louis Vuitton bags

    01/17/2018 11:02:18 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 9 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | January 17, 2018 | Jessica Willey
    SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- Walking with a limp from an injury suffered in a prison fight, Khari Ty Kendrick had one thing to say. "I'm sorry this happened," Kendrick said as he was led to a patrol vehicle. Sources told Eyewitness News the 23-year-old is the one, when interviewed, who confessed to killing Jenny and Bao Lam, both 61, last week. Erick Alfredo Peralta, a 20-year-old who was arrested along with Kendrick, answered ABC13 with a question. "Do I look like a killer?" Peralta asked. Aakiel Ricardo Kendrick, 21 and Khari's younger half-brother, was the most-recognized after security video was...
  • Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees

    01/17/2018 2:47:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    Judicial and LGBT advocates are slamming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for scheduling a vote on a horde of judicial nominees ahead of a possible government shutdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Thursday on 17 judicial nominees, who were re-nominated by President Trump at the beginning of the month. Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress. But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda....
  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/17/2018 2:31:59 PM PST · by LibertyFound · 48 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 16th, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    40 Percent of All US Childbirths Occur to Single Mothers, 700 Percent Higher than in 1960 A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. It’s the stabilizing agent. There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as “fragile families.” Lavar Young, civil rights activist,...
  • Senate Judiciary to vote on a slew of nominees tomorrow

    01/17/2018 2:04:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    17 judges
  • Social media executives testify about fighting extremist propaganda

    01/17/2018 12:43:44 PM PST · by Puppage · 5 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 01/17/2018 | WTNH.com Staff
    WASHINGTON (WTNH) — Social media executives testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the steps the industry is taking to fight extremist propaganda online. Witnesses included representatives from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Lawmakers presses the executives on measure they are taking to ban extremist content. Executives at the hearing discussed a range of topics, including getting rid of instructional videos on the internet that explain how to launch a terrorist attack.
  • ‘A death sentence’: Palestinians slam U.S. decision to cut aid as U.N. pleads for new donors

    01/17/2018 12:39:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Hazem Balousha
    Gaza - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the main body providing aid to millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East, made an urgent appeal for international support Wednesday, one day after the State Department announced it will withhold more than half its annual funding. “After decades of generous support, dramatic reduction of US funding to UNRWA results in most critical financial situation in history of Agency,” the agency’s commissioner general, Pierre Krähenbühl, wrote on Twitter. “I call on member states of the United Nations to take a stand & demonstrate to Palestine Refugees that their...
  • Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

    01/17/2018 12:28:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as “horrible” on border security and “very, very weak” on reforms for the legal immigration system. The Senate proposal -- aimed at addressing Democrats’ demands for protections for young adults dubbed “Dreamers” brought to the United States illegally as children -- fell far short of what most Republicans believe needs to happen, Trump told Reuters in an interview. “It’s the opposite of what I campaigned for,” Trump said.
  • Yes, global warming will be bad. But these scientists say it won’t reach the worst-case scenario

    01/17/2018 11:58:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Chris Mooney
    Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would happen if greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were to double. Unfortunately, the same scientists say the best-case scenarios are also probably unrealistic. How a doubling of atmospheric greenhouse gases would affect the climate is of tremendous importance, as humans are running out of time to avoid that outcome. With current atmospheric concentrations at 405 parts per million, as opposed to about 280 parts per million before the dawn of the industrial era, the planet is already about...
  • Dr. Rand Paul: ‘President Trump Has Had a Year of Accomplishments’

    01/17/2018 11:42:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    email | Jan t17, 2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 ICYMI: Dr. Rand Paul: ‘President Trump Has Had a Year of Accomplishments’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his latest op-ed for TIME, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) looked back on President Trump’s achievements during his first year in office. “I do not always align with President Trump — and I have voiced my opposition at times, including voting against some of his nominees and initiatives. But I will tell you, he has had some great success through his first year, and I look forward to what 2018 will bring,” Dr. Paul stated...
  • Donald Trump's not quite Joseph Stalin. But his 'Fake News Awards' should scare us.

    01/17/2018 11:31:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Nina Khrushcheva
    Trump’s America is in some ways even worse than Russia was during my Soviet childhood. But even before Trump entered the White House, his worst insults were usually aimed at the independent media. Or, as he labeled it: the “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.” As a former Soviet citizen, I am frequently overcome by a horror-movie feeling of fear and disbelief. It’s almost as if I don’t know where I am. In cosmopolitan New York? Or back in monotonous Moscow, listening to Soviet leaders boasting from the Kremlin about Communism’s drummed-up victories and denouncing their illusory enemies?...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • Mark Zuckerberg is urging people to call their local congressperson in support of Dreamers

    01/17/2018 10:31:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Recode ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Kurt Wagner
    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is fighting for changes to U.S. immigration policy - and encouraging those on Facebook to call their congressional leaders to do the same. Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page Wednesday in support of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. “Every day that Congress doesn’t act more DACA recipients are losing their status,” Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday. “This is a basic question of whether our government works. Can Congress come together and find a path forward, or will we default to forcing almost one million people out of their jobs and country?” Zuckerberg...
  • Roberts County: A year in the most pro-Trump town in America

    01/17/2018 10:10:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    AB "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by MEGHAN KENEALLY, AMNA NAWAZ, JESSICA HOPPER, JASON KURTIS
    Miami is a town in the Texas panhandle where everyone knows everyone at the grocery store and servers at the local diner know who likes what kind of pie with their chicken fried steak. Roberts County, where Miami is the only incorporated community, was dubbed the “most pro-Trump county in America” after national voting records showed it had the highest percentage -- more than 95 percent -- of Trump voters. Of the 550 who voted in the county, 524 went for President Donald Trump. Trying to name people who voted for Hillary Clinton turned into a local guessing game, and...
  • Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty

    01/17/2018 10:08:36 AM PST · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Neil Munro
    Democrats have successfully blocked the government’s 2018 budget for another month, giving them more time to exhaust and frustrate President Donald Trump and GOP leaders into accepting the Democrats’ game-winning amnesty for millions of illegals. Late Tuesday, the GOP gave up on budget talks and drafted a new temporary budget plan, dubbed a Continuing Resolution, which would keep the government open for another month until February 16. That date will mark almost five months after the 2018 budget was slated to begin October 1. If the CR passes the House and Senate, the GOP and the Democrats will get another...
  • Cory (Booger) Booker says DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "lied under oath" to Congress [Fake]

    01/17/2018 9:55:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | By EMILY TILLETT
    <p>Following his explosion at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Cory Booger, D-New Jersey, told "CBS This Morning" that he believes Nielsen "lied under oath" and was not "telling the truth" about details surrounding a vulgar exchange during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week.</p>
  • Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

    01/17/2018 9:34:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 01/18/2017 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House. In its annual global assessment, the think tank slammed the Trump administration for withdrawing from America's "historical commitment to promoting and supporting democracy," calling it perhaps the most striking on a "long list of troubling developments" around the world in 2017. The report criticizes Trump for making false statements, refusing to disclose his taxes and other...
  • [McCain (D, AZ)]: Mr. President, stop attacking the press

    01/17/2018 9:11:47 AM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 122 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2018 | Senator John McCain
    President Trump does not seem to understand that his rhetoric and actions reverberate in the same way. He has threatened to continue his attempt to discredit the free press by bestowing “fake news awards” upon reporters and news outlets whose coverage he disagrees with. Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy.