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  • Trump's immigration policies were supposed to make the border safer. Experts say (trunc)

    07/20/2018 3:13:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Ray Sanchez, Nick Valencia and Tal Kopan,
    Experts say the opposite is happening. Before US immigration authorities detained him and took his son, the Honduran migrant said he spent three days in the hands of armed men who identified themselves as members of the Gulf Cartel. Christian, who did not want his full name used, said he was traveling to the US border with his 7-year-old ..."They told us if we didn't pay that they were going to kill us," recalled Christian, who said he was freed three days later after relatives wired money {snip} . The smugglers prefer migrants with family in the US. They know...
  • Republicans withdraw Trump nominee for federal appeals court at the last minute after (trunc)

    07/20/2018 1:53:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Staff AP/AFP
    ….after racially charged article he wrote about 'Uncle Toms' as a student at Stanford emerges ...Bounds has said that the writings are 25-year-old editorials and that he has since grown up, calling them 'poorly-worded', 'ill-conceived' and 'regreetable'. Here are some of the charges leveled by AFJ: Bounds complained about multicultural organizations at the university who 'divide up by race for their feel-good ethnic hoedowns.' Bounds wrote that 'race-focused groups' should not continue on campus, claiming that the 'existence of ethnic organizations is no inevitable prerequisite to maintaining a diverse community—white students, after all, seem to be doing all right without...
  • Oh My: Hillary Can't Remember a Time When the White House Failed to Defend a Diplomat

    07/19/2018 6:37:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday President Trump came under heavy fire after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the administration was considering allowing Russian agents to interrogate former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and other Americans. ... Twice failed Democrat presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also chimed in.
  • Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

    07/19/2018 6:31:24 PM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 19th, 2018 | Unattributed
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with “unlimited” range. The Defense Ministry made a string of announcements about progress on the weapons, unveiled in a speech by President Vladimir Putin in March. The ministry said it has tested the Burevestnik cruise missile on the ground and is now readying flight tests. Military officials said they are practicing use of the Peresvet high-powered laser weapon system, and launching trials of the Poseidon underwater nuclear drone.
  • Trump Signs Order Making Apprenticeship Programs with U.S. Companies for 3.8 M Workers

    07/19/2018 6:18:17 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/19/18
    - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday establishing a workforce initiative to establish apprenticeships with U.S. companies and on-the-job training for American workers. “I will be signing an executive order to establish the National Council for the American Worker. That's a first. This Council will be made up of top officials across the government. We're also establishing an outside advisory board of industry leaders and experts, which we will announce in the coming weeks, very shortly. A lot of people want to be on that board very badly. I have some great people going on that board,” he...
  • REPOST- Why did Hillary’s State Dept urge US investors to fund Russian research for military uses?

    07/19/2018 6:12:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 31, 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    Consider Skolkovo, an “innovation city” of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley—and a core piece of Mrs. Clinton’s quarterbacking of the Russian reset. The Kremlin committed $5 billion over three years to fund Skolkovo. Mrs. Clinton’s State Department worked aggressively to attract U.S. investment partners and helped the Russian State Investment Fund, Rusnano, identify American tech companies worthy of Russian investment. Rusnano, which a scientific adviser to President Vladimir Putincalled “Putin’s child,” was created in 2007 and relies entirely on Russian state funding.
  • Trump Has Been Set Up, Framed And Relentlessly Persecuted By The American Intelligence Community

    07/19/2018 6:04:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/18 | Sidney Powell
    The frenzied furor and fomented outrage over President Donald Trump’s reluctance to express blind trust for our “intelligence community” defy reason and reality. In their choreographed cries of contempt for Mr. Trump, the “left’s” increasingly shrill proclamations of political apocalypse make “Chicken Little” look rational. At least we’ve moved on from the impending annihilation from the nuclear war with North Korea.Power is the only thing leftists worship, and they are unraveling in front of our eyes without it. They can’t control Mr. Trump. That alone drives them insane. They have no policies that work. Cities and states they control are...
  • Nolte: USA Today’s Cheri Jacobus Attacks Trump Campaign Staffer’s Children with Rape Fantasy

    07/19/2018 5:22:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/19/18 | John Nolte
    USA Today columnist Cheri Jacobus launched into a series of ugly Twitter attacks against former Trump campaign staffer Michael Caputo’s young daughters, including a rape fantasy.Jacobus, a long-time Never Trumper, who is probably most famous for losing her bizarre $4 million lawsuit against President Trump after he called her a “real dummy” on Twitter, had no problem saying much worse things about Caputo’s young daughters. Jacobus also appeared to have instigated the back and forth. A good faith effort on my part (and Twitchy’s) found no instance where Caputo provoked Jacobus. She just came screaming out of the dark to attack him.After...
  • Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer

    07/19/2018 5:14:04 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    The BMJ ^ | 7-18-18 | Elliot B Tapper, Neehar D Parikh,
    Objective To describe liver disease related mortality in the United States during 1999-2016 by age group, sex, race, cause of liver disease, and geographic region. Based on Death certificate data from the Vital Statistics Cooperative, and population data from the US Census Bureau compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (1999-2016). From 1999 to 2016 in the US annual deaths from cirrhosis increased by 65%, to 34 174, while annual deaths from hepatocellular carcinoma doubled to 11,073. Annual increases in cirrhosis related mortality were most pronounced for Native Americans (4.0%, 2.2% to 5.7%)....
  • Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

    07/19/2018 4:36:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    MSN/The Hill ^ | 7-19-2018 | Ali Breland
    Microsoft disclosed Thursday that it identified and helped thwart hacking attempts on three congressional candidates earlier this year, marking the first publicly known hacking efforts targeting candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. "Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks," Tom Burt, Microsoft's vice president for security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum. "And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections," he added. Burt said that Microsoft and...
  • J. Brennan listed on Manafort E-Mail (vanity)

    07/19/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 16 replies
    Link to gov filing | 19 July 2018 | US Gov
    E mail 291 2016.12.07 Email D. Raico to J. Brennan re Moving forward with Manafort's Brooklyn property. Can anyone confirm what J Brennan is listed in the e-mail? (Former CIA Dir ???) This was among the list of documents submitted in the Manafort case. Link below below because the link goes through Politico and is blocked( it in this case shoul not at it provide source material) https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000
  • Bernie Sanders' Strategist Named in New Cache of Mueller Evidence

    07/19/2018 2:28:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/19/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a large cache of evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a former chief strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was all over it. Tad Devine, Sanders' chief strategist, appears from exhibit 5 onward. Mueller listed a memo from 2006 involving Manafort, Devine, and former Ukrainian President Viktor Vanukovych, Russian President Vladimir Putin's puppet in Ukraine. Mueller's evidence lists email after email between Devine and Manafort, connecting them both to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Putin-connected operative whom Manafort described as "my Russian brain." Devine's name appears a total of 21 times in...
  • Erdogan wants more from Trump before Turkey will free pastor

    07/19/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | July 18, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Defying expectations, a Turkish court rebuffed appeals today to free Andrew Brunson, the US pastor whose trial on bogus terror charges has become a litmus test for turbulent ties between Turkey and the United States. The trial was adjourned until Oct. 12.The North Carolina pastor has been charged with espionage and links to coup plotters and Kurdish militants and could face up to 35 years if convicted. Brunson continued to deny any wrongdoing in his third courtroom hearing, amid a string of wild assertions from witnesses for the prosecution. “I am an innocent man on all these charges. I reject...
  • Laura Ingraham: Anatomy of a Media Freak Out

    07/19/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 28 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Laura Ingraham/FoxNews
    Ever since President Trump misspoke on Monday at the Helsinki summit, the media has been spun up into a frothing frenzy.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home

    07/19/2018 1:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Police and a Prince William County magistrate have opened an investigation into New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul for breaking and entering in the apartment of a Corey Stewart campaign staffer in Woodbridge, Virginia.Stewart U.S. Senate campaign staffer Brian Landrum and a house guest have filed a police report after the house guest witnessed Stephanie Saul inside Landrum’s apartment Wednesday July 18 at 2:15 PM. Brian Landrum was at work and he was not in the apartment at the time.The eyewitness was able to identify New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul as the intruder. Saul, who won the Pulitzer Prize...
  • PF arrests suspect of sending children illegally to US (Child Trafficking - Brazil)

    07/19/2018 1:19:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Globo.com (Brazil) ^ | 18/07/2018 | Jonatas Boni
    (This article was posted using Google Translate) Minors were sent with adults so that they would not be deported if they were arrested. PF says that about 30 children are illegally sent to the country each year. The Federal Police (PF) arrested on Wednesday (18) a man responsible for sending Brazilian children and adolescents clandestinely to the United States. According to the PF, about 30 children were sent each year from 2016 to the USA. The suspect was arrested in Ji-Paraná (RO), in the Central Region of the state, through the 3rd phase of Operation Pirates of the Caribbean. PF...
  • Trump rejects proposal for Russia to interrogate US citizens

    07/19/2018 12:41:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to question US citizens. The White House earlier said it would consider it but now says Mr Trump "disagrees" with the suggestion. The offer was made at a summit of the two leaders. In return, Mr Putin suggested he might allow access to 12 Russians indicted by the US. The idea of allowing a foreign power to quiz US citizens sparked outrage. "It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it," White...
  • 12 Advances of Civilization by Flawed White American Males

    07/19/2018 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/19/2018
    Every time I see another disparagement of American history and American white males, I am poked to compose a list of their accomplishments that put everyone on the left to shame. The left's contempt for America is total – suggesting that leftists see nothing redeeming in who we are. This list should be burned into our memory to counter the left's fifty-year slander of American history. The advances on this list are the result of a unique degree of freedom blended with the Founders' exceptional knowledge of history that created a trickle-down effect in moral influence that no one can...
  • Florida ICE protesters face unlawful assembly charges

    07/19/2018 11:08:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2018 | AP
    MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — At least 17 protesters face charges after blocking a roadway outside a South Florida office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ~snip~ Authorities say the protesters set up tents and chairs in the road and used their bodies to stop traffic.
  • They Were in Charge, They Failed': Gingrich Blasts Comey, Clapper & Brennan for Bashing of Trump

    07/19/2018 10:50:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Video:Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday that President Trump made the biggest mistake of his presidency this week, but has still been tougher on Russia than former President Barack Obama "ever dreamed of." Gingrich pushed back on Trump Monday after the president cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia hacked the DNC's emails in 2016 as part of a broader effort to undermine the election.