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  • LAPD detective speaks out about her explicit photos being shared within department.

    01/18/2019 11:46:44 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 1/15/19 | David Ono
    Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ysabel Villegas used to investigate cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Now, the tables are turned, and she is the alleged victim in a revenge porn scandal that's rocked the LAPD. "I did not want to be here," said Villegas outside court Tuesday. "This is the last place or the last thing I ever wanted to do and I'm just so sad it's come to this." Villegas says LAPD Senior Lead Officer Danny Reedy began to threaten and extort her near the end of their five-year extramarital affair. She says he sexually assaulted her,...
  • Families squeezed by both LA teachers' strike and government shutdown struggle to make ends meet.

    01/18/2019 10:55:22 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/16/19 | Soo Youn
    For 26 days, furloughed U.S. government workers have been wondering when they will be able to work and get paid. For three days, Los Angeles public school teachers have been wondering the same. For a number of families, both uncertainties are a reality. In families in which one partner works for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the other works for the federal government, the new year has started with two missing paychecks. Xochilt Valdivia-Ford was well prepared to strike, she thought. The second-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate, like the 30,000 other teachers currently...
  • Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

    01/18/2019 10:40:40 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 4 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 1-17-19 | Timothy Carney
    (Skip) The best way to describe Trump’s support in the Republican primaries—when he was running against the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich—would be: white evangelicals who do not go to church. Geoffrey Layman, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, noticed this during the primaries, writing: “Trump does best among evangelicals with one key trait: They don’t really go to church.” While writing my forthcoming book, Alienated America, my research assistant Nick Saffran and I crunched some numbers provided by Emily Ekins of the Voter Study Group. We broke down Republican primary...
  • Ben Shapiro at March For Life rally: 'No pro-life person would kill baby Hitler

    01/18/2019 8:25:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2019 | Joe Concha
    Conservative radio host Ben Shapiro said Friday at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., that "no pro-life person would kill baby Hitler" because "baby Hitler was a baby," with the comments quickly going viral on social media. The argument, I guess here, is that would you kill baby Hitler? Shapiro said in answering a question that appeared to be submitted online during a live broadcast at the anti-abortion rally. And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler, because baby Hitler wasnt Hitler, adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby,"...
  • Solidarity With the Weakest and Most Vulnerable

    01/18/2019 7:55:51 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Congressman Chris Smith
    Editor's note: The following are excerpts from the remarks Congressman Smith delivered at the 46th annual March for Life. Thank you, President Trump, for making it absolutely clear today that you will veto any piece of legislation that undermines or nullifies any pro-life policy, regulation, or rule.Your extraordinary announcement—your bold solidarity with the weakest and most vulnerable—couldn’t come at a better time.The new Democratic majority in the House has made it clear that they want to eviscerate all pro-life protections including the Hyde taxpayer abortion funding ban which alone has saved over 2 million people from death by abortion.Mr. President, be assured...
  • Its Time for a Peoples State of the Union

    01/18/2019 7:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Mark Davis
    Two questions lead straight to an answer on the State of the Union standoff: First, does a House Speaker have the right to ban a president from the House gallery? It would seem so. Second, what has been the setting for some of President Trumps most rousing and riveting connective moments? That would be at large rallies. Boom. Problem solved. State of the Union addresses have become predictable yawners for most except the political junkie community. It may be that the government shutdown has helped us realize that well manage just fine with a written report, as was the...
  • Airline AeroMexico offering discounts to Americans with Mexican DNA

    01/18/2019 6:58:57 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2019 | Chris Perez
    In an attempt to boost tourism from the US, Mexicos national airline carrier has a DNA Discounts program which offers flights at lower rates for Americans with Mexican DNA. The promotion was unveiled in an ad last year by AeroMexico, the company offering it, but its only just now going viral.
  • Protect Dreamers and build the wall, and we can all win

    01/18/2019 6:50:08 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/17/2019 | Editorial
    'the president would agree to a sweeping deal to protect young people who were brought to this country without authorization at ages when they had no say over what happened to them.'
  • Thank You For Canceling Pelosi's Trip, Mr. President

    01/18/2019 6:17:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Larry Provost
    Mr. President, thank you very much for canceling Nancy Pelosis worthless trip to Afghanistan. Believe me, the last thing the majority of troops want to see is Nancy Pelosi, an official who has done nothing but call for the cutting funding for the military and was part of the gang that cut military retirement benefits, during wartime, a few years ago. However, there are quite a few more reasons as to why President Trump, again, has done a good thing. These visits by Congressional delegations are mostly dog and pony shows. Troops have to spend hours or even days...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Million Dollar Quartet ~ 19 January 2019

    01/18/2019 6:03:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 162 replies
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  • Homeschooling, The New Russian Collusion Scandal According To ThinkProgress

    01/18/2019 5:37:51 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Radical left-wing blog ThinkProgress has identified home schooling as the latest Russian collusion scandal, after finding evidence some American home schoolers went to Russia once. The progressive news website, which receives funding from radical leftist think tank Center for American Progress Action Fund, has identified home schooling as the newest source of Russian collusion in America society after learning an American home school organization attended and helped sponsor a conference in Russia. ThinkProgress learned that the Home School Legal Defense Association helped plan a home schooling conference in Russia in May of last year, and later learned a Russian who...
  • In a rare move, Muellers office denies BuzzFeed (trunc)

    01/18/2019 5:34:04 PM PST · by God luvs America · 52 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 1/18/2019 | Devlin Barrett
    Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIs office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow. BuzzFeeds description of specific statements to the special counsels office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohens congressional testimony are not accurate, said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller. The statement was remarkable on several levels first, the special counsels office speaks exceedingly rarely, and second, the statement seemed to drive...
  • Shocker: Reporter Who Co-Wrote Bombshell

    01/18/2019 5:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: It’s all trash. Special Counsel’s office makes a rare comment to the press to say BuzzFeed story was not accurate. BuzzFeed is busted UPDATE: The special counsel's office has taken the rare step of issuing a statement in response to our report on Michael Cohen being directed by Trump to lie to Congress:https://t.co/WA2fZcdK9u pic.twitter.com/PY1r9LxDid— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) January 19, 2019 “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.” Peter CarrSpokesmanSpecial Counsel’s Office— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) January 19, 2019 ***Oh,...
  • Nobody Has Authoritative Information About the Status of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    01/18/2019 4:29:32 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 89 replies
    self | January 18, 2019 | Jim Noble
    There is no legitimate source of information available to the public (and I don't have any inside information) about the current health status, actual prognosis, or future plans of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While all the inferences posters keep making about what is PROBABLE are well-founded, the truth is, no one knows anything except that she has cancer, she was surgically treated in the third week of December 2018, and that her return to work is taking longer than was originally hoped for by her supporters and friends in the media. That's all anyone who is a legitimate source...
  • Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesnt want you to read

    01/18/2019 4:28:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    Navy Times ^ | Jan. 14, 2019, 8:43 AM | Geoff Ziezulewicz,
    .. so much worse than previously thought. A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands than the service has publicly admitted. Obtained by Navy Times, the "dual-purpose investigation" was overseen by Rear Adm. Brian Fort and completed 11 days after the June 17, 2017 tragedy. Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through...
  • Lawsuit claims GM plant had nooses, 'whites only' signs and managers did not stop racism

    01/18/2019 3:41:46 PM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    abc15.com ^ | January 17, 2019
    It took 14 months for the noose to show up. Fourteen months where Marcus Boyd says he endured racist comments, slights, even threats in a hostile workplace run by General Motors. A workplace where people declared bathrooms were for "whites only," where black supervisors were denounced as "boy" and ignored by their subordinates, where black employees were called "monkey," or told to "go back to Africa." A workplace where black employees were warned a white colleague's "daddy" was in the Ku Klux Klan. Where white workers wore shirts with Nazi symbols underneath their coveralls. In Ohio. In 2018. All those...
  • The Scourge of Human Trafficking Cries out for another Appomattox

    01/18/2019 2:50:51 PM PST · by tjd1454 · 32 replies
    Project Real News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Timothy J. Dailey
    The bloodiest war that the United States ever fought did not take place on a foreign battlefield, but raged on American soil, as brother took up arms against brother over the issue of slavery. The war began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861, and ended in the Spring of 1865, when Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The modest brick structure standing forlornly in a field in central Virginia belies the magnitude of the human tragedy, with an estimated 620,000 killed almost as many as...
  • Gladys Knight, before Super Bowl anthem date, criticizes Kaepernick

    01/18/2019 2:25:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sopan Deb
    Soul singer Gladys Knight, who will be singing the national anthem at this years Super Bowl in Atlanta, seemed to criticize Colin Kaepernick in a statement published by Variety on Friday.
  • Mike Pence Surprises March for Life Crowd, Introduces Trumps Message

    01/18/2019 1:31:11 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/19
    Vice President Mike Pence surprised the massive March for Life crowd in Washington, DC, Friday, supporting life and introducing a message from President Donald Trump. Hello, America, Pence began with his wife at his side. Its a joy for us to be with you today: We gather here today because we know we still have much work to do, said Pence. We urge you to stand strong. Stand with that love and compassion as you stand for life, and know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the...
  • Obama's school discipline guidelines put students in grave danger

    01/18/2019 1:23:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Max Eden
    President Donald Trump, following the recommendation of a national commission on school safety chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, will repeal the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague Letter" on school discipline. The letter, issued in 2014, advised school superintendents nationwide that racial disparities in suspension rates would be grounds for finding school districts in violation of federal anti-discrimination law, and therefore at risk of losing federal funding. The directive, cast as a "guidance," in fact formalized a fundamental shift in the Department of Education's approach to civil rights enforcement. Prior to the Dear Colleague Letter, the standard held that civil...