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  • Cory Booger says DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "lied under oath" to Congress [Fake]

    01/17/2018 9:55:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | By EMILY TILLETT
    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. "She was an American citizen under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee and she pretended like she didn't remember, she couldn't remember what the President of the United States, the Commander in Chief, her boss was saying. She didn't remember Lindsey Graham, who challenged the president on his...
  • WFAA Anchor to President Trump: ‘I have always been proud of my Haitian heritage’

    01/17/2018 9:54:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Ad Week/TV Spy ^ | 1/15/18 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    WFAA anchor Alisha Laventure gave the President a piece of her mind. Laventure is the daughter of two Haitian immigrants. She says she took personal offense to President Trump’s comments about immigrants from Haiti. “The fact is what the President said the other day is so wrong, I can’t even repeat it,” she said.
  • Report: FBI Agent Shared Russia Probe Information With Christopher Steele

    01/17/2018 9:47:56 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2018 | Chuck Ross
    An FBI agent shared the name of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele during a meeting in early October 2016. That new bit of information was revealed in a column published Wednesday by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Ignatius reports that Steele, a former MI6 agent, met with an old FBI contact in Rome around Oct. 1, 2016 to share findings from his investigation into Donald Trump’s and the Trump campaign’s associations with the Russian government. “At this meeting, the FBI official asked Steele if he had ever heard of Papadopoulos,” reports Ignatius, who...
  • Yale Psychiatry Prof Has Second Meeting With Dems, Claims She’s Getting Death Threats

    01/17/2018 9:34:49 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 17 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | 1/17/18 | mike lachance
    In this latest effort, they recruited Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee to declare Trump unfit. We’ve been following the story closely: Unable to Defeat Trump at the Polls, Dems Enlist Yale Psych Prof to Diagnose Him Mentally Unfit Psychiatrists Who Targeted Trump Face Backlash White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson just gave Trump a clean bill of physical and mental health but Democrats are not letting go of the mental health attack because they’ve got nothing else.
  • Illegal immigrant charged in the killings of two cops wishes he 'had killed more ...

    01/17/2018 8:55:53 AM PST · by boycott · 13 replies ^ | 1-17-2018
    An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a “coward.” Prosecutor Rod Norgaard recounted the events that led to the death of Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver outside a Sacramento motel in October 2014, and described how Oliver's partner, Deputy Scott Brown, was able to retreat from the heavy gunfire. Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, the alleged killer, interrupted the court when he grinned and called Brown a "coward." Bracamontes was scolded by the Sacramento Superior...
  • Nervous Republicans fear they’ll pay if government shuts down

    01/17/2018 8:38:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is confident that Democrats will take the blame if the government shuts down this weekend or Congress fails to find a fix to prevent DACA recipients from being deported. But Republicans on Capitol Hill aren't so sure. Many of them fear that voters would fault the GOP after looking at Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, his past flirtation with letting federal funding expire and the fact that Republicans are in control of the White House, the Senate and the House. "When there are shutdowns, our side usually takes the...
  • House Report Concluded Pakistanis Made ‘Unauthorized Access’ To Congressional Servers (Rosiak)

    01/17/2018 7:39:04 AM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe. Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according...
  • US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns

    01/17/2018 7:36:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott, Economic Editor
    The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community. In the run-up to the US president’s speech to its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week, the WEF avoided mentioning Trump by name but said “nation-state unilateralism” would make it harder to tackle global warming and ecological damage. The WEF’s global risks perception survey showed Trump’s arrival in the White House in 2017 had coincided with a marked increase in concern about...
  • 2018 could see wave of West Coast climate pollution pricing

    01/17/2018 7:32:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Gregory Scruggs
    SEATTLE - If elected officials get their way, the entire West Coast of North America could be putting a price on pollution by the end of this year. As state legislature sessions opened this month, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee called for a carbon tax and Oregon legislators proposed a “cap and invest” system. Both policies are designed to make industrial emitters of carbon dioxide pay some of the costs of damage caused by growing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and to create incentives for them to reduce emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions are one of the major drivers...
  • The tyranny of majority rule

    01/17/2018 6:25:36 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Walter Williams
    Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population. To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election. Put another way, Wyoming, a state with a population...
  • Dems pick up another GOP seat in Wisconsin; voted 59% for Trump

    01/17/2018 4:56:47 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 72 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2018 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - Democrats snagged a GOP-leaning state Senate seat in western Wisconsin on Tuesday, buoying progressive hopes that they could ride a wave of victory this fall.
  • Mika: If Trump’s Not Impaired, He’s “Evil”

    01/17/2018 4:56:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Damned if you’re demented, damned if you’re not. No good mental test result goes unpunished. On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski wasn’t taking yes for an answer when it came to the news that President Trump had a perfect score on a cognitive assessment test and that his personal physician found him mentally “very sharp.” To the contrary, said Mika, if Trump doesn’t have the excuse of mental impairment: “You can then deduce other things that are far more nefarious and frightening . . . the word evil comes to mind.” Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • Trump orders CNN Star Jim Acosta to leave the Oval Office after reporter's latest outburst

    01/17/2018 4:10:12 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 January 2018 | Brian Flood
    President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions. Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media. Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President,” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention. “Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted. “I want them to come in from everywhere…...
  • Coming Out As A Republican To My Democrat Family Went Worse Than Coming Out Gay

    01/11/2018 1:05:35 PM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/09/2018 | Adam Levine
    I am not a sex offender. But a number of my friends no longer have time to see me. Lifelong acquaintances now regard me with fear and distrust. I have been unfriended en masse on social media and excoriated by friends who deign to remain. And I have been singly excluded from social gatherings when the rest of my family was invited. No, I am not a sex offender. I am something even worse than that. I am a Donald Trump supporter.
  • Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat

    01/17/2018 1:29:54 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Wisconsin Democrats on Tuesday flipped a state Senate seat in a GOP-leaning district, prompting excitement among local party official Patty Schachtner (D) defeated state Rep. Adam Jarchow (R) in a special election to replace a senator who left for a job in Gov. Scott Walker's (R) administration, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Schachtner, the chief medical examiner in Wisconsin's St. Croix County, won in the state's 10th Senate district, which voted heavily for President Trump and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the past two presidential elections. Despite Schachtner's win, Democrats remain in the minority in the state senate, according to...
  • Former "High-Level" CIA Agent Warns "Terrified" Deep State Wants President Trump "Taken Out" (VIDEO)

    01/17/2018 1:26:56 AM PST · by · 38 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards. Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Ship's comments made to's Greg Hunter: "They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there,...
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • The topic: Deep State Sues for Peace through the MSM

    01/16/2018 10:39:34 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 25 replies
    Twitter Thread Reader ^ | GalacticRedPill
    The premise Shane lays out, as a hypothetical, is that the dossier and the Neo-McCarthyist hysteria it unleashed against 45 is actually the product of a Russian disinformation campaign. We propose this is COMMUNICATION from the Clinton and Obama camps to 45 and Sessions that they are willing to make a deal.
  • Tax Reform Myths and Realities

    01/16/2018 9:56:37 PM PST · by lowbuck · 1 replies
    Spectator ^ | January 17, 2018 | Ron Ross
    The recently enacted tax reform/tax reduction is possibly the most misinterpreted and misrepresented policy change in the history of policy changes. For example, it has been accused of benefiting only the wealthy and of adding $1.5 trillion to the federal debt. There are numerous reasons to be highly skeptical of both these assertions. . . snip In a single masterful stroke Trump and his fellow Republicans have increased the net profits of virtually every corporation in America. That is going to set off an economic chain reaction. . . snip Consider the implications of what could well happen. Lower taxes,...
  • Republican leaders offer one-month spending bill

    01/16/2018 9:56:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis January 17
    House Republican leaders presented their rank and file with a one-month spending bill Tuesday aimed at keeping the government open ahead of a Friday night deadline, as hopes for a deal on young undocumented immigrants faded. The bill would extend existing spending levels through Feb. 16 and include an extension of a popular children’s health insurance program — aimed at winning Democratic votes — and a new sweetener for conservatives and Democrats alike in delaying several taxes included in the Affordable Care Act. Few lawmakers were enthusiastic about the legislation, but several described it as a necessary evil to avoid...