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  • CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

    06/24/2017 8:19:37 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 40 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.
  • Video: Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation

    06/24/2017 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Senator Floor / YouTube ^ | 6/22/2017 | Senator Charles Grassley
    Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation - click to view video
  • TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport, cops say

    06/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 23 Jun 17 | David Harris
    <p>A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested Thursday after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.</p> <p>Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, who had been with TSA just a few months, was arrested on a charge of third-degree felony grand theft, records show.</p>
  • California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan (Commiecare dies again)

    06/24/2017 1:46:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/23/17 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete." "Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill," the Los Angeles-area Democrat said in a statement. The bill, which has passed the Senate, lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California, but it doesn't include a way to pay for it. Rendon said the bill also doesn't adequately address delivery...
  • Full Press Conference Confession with U.S. Student Otto Frederick Warmbier in North Korea (video)

    06/23/2017 11:15:36 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | june 16, 2017
    (This is well worth watching for anyone interested in the story of Warmbier. It left me with a bunch of questions that should be investigated. There's more to this than what we've been led to believe. Right now I don't know what to believe. It sounds like stealing the slogan sign was much more than a stupid prank. Did he just make up the story of the Methodist church and the Z-society being involved? It's either the most bizarre and surreal conspiracy, or...?)
  • Ann Coulter: GOP Health Care Bill a ‘Total Disaster,’ ‘Obamacare Lite’

    06/23/2017 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 June 2017 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter said the Senate Republicans’ health care bill was a “total disaster” because it is “Obamacare-lite.” Coulter called for a “one-sentence law saying there shall be a free market in health insurance.” “[U]nder the Republicans’ health care bill, guess who’s still paying for transgender operations? Guess who still can’t go to Memorial Sloan Kettering? Guess who will still be paying 700 dollars a month for heath insurance? ... “This is going to ruin Republicans if this passes because it’s Obamacare lite,” she added.”Now Republican will get blamed for it....
  • 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    06/23/2017 7:56:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Danbury Daily Voice ^ | Karen Tensa
    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to "take a field trip" and headed from the Capitol to the Congressional Budget Office. Their plan was to request a copy — nicely! — of the bill, which Republicans have not yet made public. As...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 24 June 2017

    06/23/2017 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 142 replies
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  • The Propaganda of The Washington Post Continues

    06/23/2017 3:38:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    There is a long-worded Washington Post story gaining lots of attention as the definitive article outlining the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy‘. However, anyone who walks in the deep weeds of DC propaganda constructs will immediately note the Ben Rhodes styled fingerprints of obfuscation and disingenuous nonsense.The article is transparently presented for several aligned purposes; all of them political, including the intensely political objectives of John Brennan and James Clapper, and all of them transparently spreading the truth-sauce way too thin.As a deep weeds walker myself, and having inoculated against the nonsensical -albeit fashionable to believe- infection, here’s my take....
  • Man .... Arrested for Allegedly Saying 'Shame They Don't Hire out Steam Rollers' (Mosque Van Attack)

    06/23/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Man whose father runs van firm used by Finsbury Park attacker arrested for allegedly saying 'shame they don't hire out steam rollers'A man whose father owns the van used in the Finsbury Park terror attack has been arrested by police on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Richard Evans, whose father runs the Pontyclun Van Hire company based in south Wales, was detained after allegedly posting comments on social media celebrating the attack. South Wales Police confirmed they had detained a 37-year-old man after a tweet was posted stating: "shame they don't hire out steam rollers or tanks could have...
  • Trump 'has spent $133,000 on White House furnishings in his first 5 months in office'- >2X Obama did

    06/23/2017 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 124 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 June 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    President Donald Trump has spent more taxpayer funds on White House furnishings in the first five months of his administration than his predecessor, Barack Obama, spent in the same span of time, it was reported on Friday. American Bridge PAC, an organization which is 'committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,' obtained copies of federal procurement records through May 31, according to Mic. The records show that in his first 150 days in office, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furniture. That's more than twice the amount that Obama spent in his first five months in office -...
  • DA Appeals Ruling That Vacated Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction

    06/23/2017 12:47:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WCVB ^ | Jun 23, 2017
    Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. Under a long-held Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard. Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III filed an appeal with a single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court on Friday. He called the rule "archaic" and said it "does not...
  • Grassley: Chuck Schumer Knew Trump Wasn’t Under Investigation but Said He Was Anyway

    06/23/2017 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Kristina Wong
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted Democrats on Thursday — particularly Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — for fueling media hysteria, knowing full well President Trump was not under investigation for collusion with Russia. In a statement delivered on the Senate floor, Grassley said that in March, former FBI Director James Comey had told him, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and the group of Senate and House members known as the “Gang of Eight” that the president was not under investigation. But Schumer, who is part of the Gang of Eight, continued to tell the media Trump was under...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • BREAKING: Gulf States Give Qatar List of Demands To Restore Diplomatic Relationships(truc)

    06/23/2017 5:54:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.... "Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. That’s according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the...
  • Regulators expand their authority, play politics with carbon at ratepayer expense [ Colorado]

    06/20/2017 6:48:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | June 19, 2017 | Amy Cooke
    In a decision that evokes former President Obama’s environmental agenda, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 23, 2017, expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity rates. Every four years, Xcel Energy undergoes a resource planning process that outlines their ability to meet ratepayers’ electricity demand. They present portfolios containing cost analyses regarding the utility’s generation, and the Commission selects the “lowest cost resources available to provide the company with enough capacity and energy to in turn be able to provide customers with reliable electricity.” However, in the 2016 Energy Resource Plan, the Public...
  • Layoffs set to begin next month at Carrier plant Trump struck deal with: report

    06/22/2017 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/2017 | Brandon Carter
    The Carrier plant in Indianapolis that President Trump convinced to stay open late last year will lay off more than 600 employees beginning next month, according to a new report Thursday. CNBC reported that the deal struck by Trump before he assumed office isn’t working out as expected, and more than 600 employees will soon face layoffs. Trump and Carrier reached an agreement in December to keep about 1,000 jobs at the Indiana plant. Both Carrier and Trump celebrated the agreement on Twitter Trump also celebrated the agreement at the plant shortly after it was reached as an early victory...
  • Tough-talking Trump defense lawyer says he's no 'snowflake'

    06/22/2017 5:23:35 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Karen Freifeld
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest lawyer hired to represent U.S. President Donald Trump in the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election is an ex-Marine who likens some cases to war. "I fight hard," John Dowd said in an interview. "I believe that's what I'm supposed to do. I am not a snowflake, I can tell you that." "Snowflake" is a disparaging term for people considered overly sensitive and fragile that has been adopted by some Trump supporters to mock liberals. Dowd, who spoke with Reuters on Wednesday, is a mirror of his client in many ways....
  • Mentally Ill Patients are Being “Executed” Under Dutch Euthanasia Law

    06/22/2017 5:19:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 22, 2017 | SPUC
    However, he says, “what does worry me is the increase in the number of times euthanasia was performed on dementia patients, from 12 in 2009 to 141 in 2016, and on chronic psychiatric patients, from 0 to 60.” He recounts some of the horrific cases of patients of advanced dementia being euthanized without consent, such as one woman whose coffee was drugged, and who when she tried to struggle was held down by her family, and another where a husband mixed sleep medication in the porridge of his demented wife before the GP arrived with his deadly syringe. He describes...
  • Favorite Songs with the letter"N"in Title.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 6~23~17

    06/22/2017 5:06:57 PM PDT · by fatima · 220 replies
    ~Favorite Songs with letter "N"in Title. ~ The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? *Video* "If You Wanna Be Happy for the rest of your life.Never let a pretty woman your wife" Jimmy Soul 1963 *Video*