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  • We The People Will Fund The Wall

    12/19/2018 2:42:25 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/Brian.Kolfage.jr ^ | 12-17-2018 | Brian Kolfage
    My name is Brian Kolfage, I have a verified blue check facebook page as a public figure and I'm a triple amputee veteran. Please Follow my facebook page for updates in addition to Gofundme. https://www.facebook.com/Brian.Kolfage.jr/ or email me at Bkolfage@gmail.com The campaign is set to the MAX that Gofundme has at the moment... working to get it raised. Please read entire statement below before emailing questions. A majority of Americans who voted to elect President Donald J Trump voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump's main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’ 's...
  • Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

    12/19/2018 1:14:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year. Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences. Its passage is also a win for Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who took on criminal justice reform as one of his primary policy goals and who has lobbied individual senators to back the bill...
  • John Kasich talks about guns, coal, Tom Noe

    12/18/2018 9:51:35 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12-16-2018 | Darrel Rowland
    Gun laws “You will get gun reform when the public says they’ve had enough. Until they’ve said enough, it’s not going to happen. ... There’s going to come a point where people say enough of this.” Constitutional amendments He would support a GOP measure to make changes more difficult “only if they come with the idea of making it easier to get on the ballot with the (initiated statute). “If it’s not, I think we should reject it, because the public needs to be heard. I’d rather this (trivial) stuff doesn’t go into the constitution, but if you don’t give...
  • Letter to Judge Sullivan in Support of General Michael T. Flynn

    12/18/2018 9:26:46 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Robin Gritz
    Original letter sent to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan by former Special Supervisory Agent Robyn Gritz, who worked closely with General Flynn in counter-terrorism operations as more fully described in the letter, as well as an inside view into the character and tactics used by those in charge of his investigation, by someone who has come to know them well.
  • IHOP will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show after he says immigrants are

    12/18/2018 6:01:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 177 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 18, 2018 | Kate Taylor
    IHOP is joining the mass of advertisers abandoning Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show after his controversial comments about immigration last week. "At our core, we stand for welcoming folks from all backgrounds and beliefs into our restaurants and continually evaluate advertising to ensure it aligns with our values," IHOP said in a statement to Business Insider. "In this case, we will no longer be advertising on this show." At least 12 advertisers have stopped advertising on the show since last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter, whichfirst reported the news that IHOP was cutting ties with Tucker Carlson's show. Last...
  • Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky

    12/18/2018 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 aren’t worth much. By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018 Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, you’ll flash back four years. You’ll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election. Republicans then were in a situation similar to the one that Democrats are in now. More than a dozen candidates were poised to run. And...
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitism Problem—And Ours [an Oct Weekly Standard article]

    12/18/2018 3:51:42 PM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 29 2018 | Charles J Sykes
    Trumpism (if not Trump himself) has given oxygen to some of the ugliest impulses among us. Near the end of his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump laid out his theory of a vast globalist conspiracy. “Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors,” Trump said. “It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a...
  • Kamala Harris top 2020 choice in poll of women of color

    12/18/2018 3:01:25 PM PST · by rintintin · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 18 2018 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) leads the field of potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls among politically involved women of color, according to a straw poll released Tuesday by the group She the People.
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days…

    12/18/2018 2:27:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 49 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 18, 2018 | sundance
    Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. The Daily Caller has an article [See Here] and a thread on the events [is Here] and a great video recap ob the events by Will Chamberlain [is HERE]. That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90-days. While we await the transcript from the court, here’s my view. Last night, while contemplating the possible outcomes of the hearing, there...
  • Reporter shouts at Sarah Sanders after briefing: ‘Do your job, Sarah!’ [LOL!]

    12/18/2018 1:25:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    A reporter shouted "do your job" at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, as she wrapped up the briefing after roughly 15 minutes at the podium. Breakfast Media’s Andrew Feinberg confirmed to Fox News that he was the reporter who shouted, “Do your job, Sarah!” Feinberg took to Twitter following the incident, sending a variety of messages that coincide with the message barked to Sanders. “Sarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to do the job for which she is paid money raised from US taxpayers. She delays each briefing so she can use a presidential event as an excuse to...
  • Voters don't buy Dems' impeachment push, poll shows

    12/18/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Most voters say Democrats have yet to prove a convincing case tying President Trump to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to a new poll being released Tuesday. And a majority in the McLaughlin & Associates survey also say Democrats’ efforts to impeach Mr. Trump are a “partisan political ploy,” sending a cautionary signal as liberal activists agitate for the ultimate political punishment against the president. The GOP firm surveyed 1,000 voters likely to cast ballots in 2020 last week. Just 32 percent said given what they’d seen, Democrats had produced evidence Mr. Trump “fixed” the election by cooperating...
  • Former FBI SA outs Mueller and McCabe over their “unethical” tactics used against Michael Flynn

    12/18/2018 1:13:59 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/18/18 | USA Features
    Corrupt: A federal court is scheduled to sentence former national security advisor and three-star Army general Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty to ‘lying’ to FBI agents regarding a conversation he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks leading up to POTUS Donald Trump’s January 2017 inauguration. But ahead of Tuesday’s sentencing, it has become patently obvious that Flynn was targeted by a Deep State dead set on taking down a duly elected president that the Washington establishment has never “approved of.” That’s not just an opinion being offered by partisan supporters of the president. A...
  • Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments [Tucker Carlson]

    12/18/2018 12:47:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | December 18, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON, AP BUSINESS WRITER
    Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the show's biggest advertisers appear to be sticking with him and his prime-time show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Carlson said last Thursday that there's pressure from "our leaders" to accept immigrants "even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided." He added Monday that in the Southwest, "thanks...
  • Democrats poised to offer two years of free community college

    12/18/2018 12:41:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Melody Gutierrez
    California community college students could reap the benefits of Democratic dominance in the state Legislature, with lawmakers pushing for the state to cover the cost of two years of tuition for students who commit to enrolling full time right out of high school. During the 2018 midterms, the free-college mantra of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders became a key campaign promise for liberal candidates in congressional and state races. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom pledged during his own campaign to make the first two years of community college free in California, as did some of his Democratic challengers. “This is about strengthening...
  • U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

    12/18/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Anthony Esposito
    MEXICO CITY - The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico, as part of a plan to strengthen economic growth in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been seeking to persuade U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to work with Mexico to develop Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as Mexico’s poorer south to stem the flow of migrants. However, Trump’s threats to slash aid to the region if illegal immigration was not contained have persistently raised doubts about...
  • Today's Chaos Over Flynn Sentencing Is Result Of FBI Entrapment

    12/18/2018 11:35:27 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 61 replies
    The Revolutionary Act ^ | 12/18/18 | by Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D., and Rod Thomson
    Every once in a while, you come across a set of circumstances that brings you great sadness about our country’s state of affairs. (Yes, it may be happening more frequently.) The events surrounding the prosecution of General Michael Flynn and his treatment by the FBI and Special Counselor Robert Mueller is such a situation — and the reason that Judge Emmet Sullivan has been having a difficult time with the plea and sentencing that was scheduled for today and has now been delayed. By now, most of you are aware of the circumstances of clear entrapment behind the charges against...
  • Trump Shuns Non-Wall Border Security Proposals as Government Shutdown Pressure Mounts

    12/18/2018 9:37:16 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 48 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 12/17/2018 | PETR SVAB
    Congress has just a few days left to send a budget bill to the White House that would prevent a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump made it clear the bill needs to include $5 billion for building a border wall and, on Dec. 17, he doubled down, dismissing border security proposals that exclude a wall. “Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at...
  • Politico Cheers: Beto O'Rourke Can Fight Dirty While Feigning Purity

    12/18/2018 8:54:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The idolatry of failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke continues unabated in Politico despite the mockery of such an attitude in their own publication. The latest outbreak of Beto worship is actually quite bizarre since Politico National Correspondent David Siders assures his liberal readers that while O'Rourke might come off as playing fair, he is actually a duplicitous soul who is quite capable of fighting dirty. Siders reassures nervous liberals about how O'Rourke will hold up in competition with other Democrat presidential candidates in the December 17 Politico by telling them that inside his feigned cloak of political saintliness, there lies...