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  • [Anderson] Cooper cuts to commercial after [Trump Accuser] E. Jean Carroll calls rape 'sexy'

    06/24/2019 6:03:40 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper abruptly cut to commercial during an interview with columnist E. Jean Carroll after she claimed most people find rape "sexy." "I think most people think of rape as being sexy," Carroll said in an interview Monday with CNN's Anderson Cooper, during a discussion of her rape allegation against President Trump. "They think of the fantasies." Cooper quickly cut in and said they would take a quick break. "You're fascinating to talk to," Carroll quipped.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump on reparations: 'I don't see it happening'

    06/24/2019 5:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jordan Fabian, Brett Samuels and Saagar Enjeti
    President Trump on Monday said he doesn't believe the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves, an idea that has gained traction among some Democrats. "I don’t see it happening," Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill. The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing on the issue in a decade earlier this month, and a handful of Democratic presidential candidates seeking to challenge Trump in 2020 have broached the idea. "I think it’s a very unusual thing," Trump said of the possibility of reparations. "You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting...
  • Mexico deploys 15,000 troops to US border

    06/24/2019 3:49:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2019 | Zach Budryk
    Mexico’s defense minister said Monday that the nation has deployed nearly 15,000 troops to its northern border to increase border enforcement, part of a deal to avert U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). "We have a total deployment, between the National Guard and army units, of 14,000, almost 15,000 men in the north of the country," Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said at a Monday joint press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Mexico had previously announced its plans to deploy 6,000 national guardsmen to its southern border with Guatemala, but its plans to beef...
  • Pro-life Groups Thank Rubio as Pregnant Mother in UK Is Spared From Abortion

    06/24/2019 1:51:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    The English Court of Appeals has reversed a decision to force a woman with developmental disabilities to have an abortion, overturning a decision from Justice Nathalie Lieven on June 21 in England's Court of Protection. The woman in question is 22 weeks pregnant, meaning the abortion would've been late-term. In her ruling, Lieven explained that she "has to operate" in the woman's "best interests, not on society's views of termination.” She reportedly accepted the opinion of NHS trust, which concluded that an abortion would be less traumatic for the pregnant woman than giving birth.In its overturning, the Court of Appeals...
  • President Trump Announces New Platform to Haul in 2020 Cash

    06/24/2019 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump announced a new money raising platform Monday morning aimed at hauling in cash for the 2020 presidential election. I am pleased to announce the launch of https://t.co/D1MY2aPC7f. This new platform will allow my campaign and other Republicans to compete with the Democrats money machine. This has been a priority of mine and I’m pleased to share that it is up and running! #KeepAmericaGreat— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2019 According to the website WinRed, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee "is a joint fundraising committee composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the...
  • Stunning landslide rejection of Erdogan's party as Istanbul elects its new mayor

    06/24/2019 9:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Islamist president of Turkey, attained national office after first serving as mayor of Istanbul, the mega-city that contains roughly 20% of the population of Turkey and which accounts for a third of that nation's GDP.  Now the city that birthed his national career has rejected the his party's candidate for mayor in a stinging rebuke. Bloomberg reports: Turkish opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won the redo of the Istanbul mayor's race by a landslide on Sunday, in a stinging indictment of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and increasingly autocratic ways. According to state-run Anadolu news agency, Imamoglu...
  • Beto Unveils New 'War Tax' That Would Tax Non-Military Families

    06/24/2019 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | Victoria Marshall
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released his new proposal to tax non-military families via Twitter on Monday. O’Rourke’s “war tax” would require American families who make over $200,000 a year to pay $1,000 for each war embarked on by the United States. Military families would be exempt from the tax. The tax “would serve as a reminder of the incredible sacrifice made by those who serve and their families,” the proposal reads. It does not specify the types of military engagement that would constitute a war under the tax. Funds from the "war tax" would be deposited into a veteran's...
  • Trump says no preconditions to talks with Iran; warns war would lead to 'obliteration'

    06/23/2019 12:13:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 June 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump has expressed his willingness to open talks with Iranian officials without any preconditions – saying that he doesn’t want a war with the Islamic Republic, but if it comes down to an armed conflict it will be “obliteration like you've never seen before.” In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Trump said the only line he was drawing in the sand when it came to discussions with Iran was that the country could not have a nuclear weapon. “I'm not looking for war and if there is, it'll be obliteration like you've never seen...
  • WATCH: Pence Drops A Truth Bomb About The Border Crisis On The MSM

    06/23/2019 9:58:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Vice President Mike Pence made his rounds on cable television on Sunday morning. One of the issues that repeatedly came up was crisis along our southern border.CNN's Jake Tapper grilled Pence on the inhumane conditions detainees are facing, including lack of toothbrushes, blankets, showers and other basic necessities. Pence, however, said it is Democrats who have withheld funding to address the situation. "That's why the president has continually called on Congress. He's said, 'let's give them another two weeks before we engage in the deportation effort,'" Pence explained, referencing President Trump's last minute decision to put a deportation sting on hold....
  • Trump approved cyber-strikes against Iran’s missile systems

    06/22/2019 5:15:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima
    President Trump approved an offensive cyberstrike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches, even as he backed away from a conventional military attack in response to its downing Thursday of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, according to people familiar with the matter. The cyberstrikes, launched Thursday night by personnel with U.S. Cyber Command, were in the works for weeks if not months, according to two of these people, who said the Pentagon proposed launching them after Iran’s alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this month.
  • Trump delays planned ICE raids to see if Congress can solve border crisis

    06/22/2019 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump announced Saturday that a planned mass roundup of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being delayed for two weeks, in the hope that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be reached. “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” he tweeted. “If not, Deportations start!” he added.
  • Trump postpones immigration sweep after Pelosi's request

    06/22/2019 12:55:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 179 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump called off a round of deportations slated to begin Sunday, saying he was delaying them for two weeks at the request of Democrats — though he said both sides need to use the time to strike a broader deal on stopping new illegal immigrants. The surprise move came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested the delay, calling the planned deportations too cruel. “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the...
  • Trump: Military action against Iran still 'on the table'

    06/22/2019 9:49:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 22, 2019 | darlene superville
    President Donald Trump said Saturday he's still considering military action against Iran after it downed an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, saying the use of force is "always on the table until we get this solved." The president said he aborted a military strike set for Thursday after learning 150 people would be killed. "I don't want to kill 150 Iranians. I don't want to kill 150 of anything or anybody unless it's absolutely necessary," he told reporters as he left the White House for a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat. Trump said "we very much appreciate" a decision...
  • President Trump Responds To Rape Accusation: 'Shame On Those Who Make Up False Stories Of Assault'

    06/22/2019 2:56:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    On Friday, President Donald J. Trump adamantly denied that he raped advice columnist E. Jean Carroll during the mid-90s in a Bergdorf Goodman's dressing room in New York City. Carroll made the lurid and detailed accusation in New York Magazine this morning.  Caroll, in her upcoming book "What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal," has a chapter titled, "Hideous Men" which details the various men she claims abused her in one way or another. One man on that list is President Donald J. Trump. Carroll claims that Trump asked for her help in buying lingerie as a gift for one...
  • Judge approves special prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

    06/21/2019 12:06:26 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    National review ^ | June 21, 2091 | Jack Crowe
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax hate crime. Judge Michael Toomin said that Foxx’s unorthodox decision to drop all charges against Smollett absent an admission of guilt was within her authority, but suggested that her decision to hand the case over to her top deputy was improper. The special prosecutor may end up bringing charges against Smollett in connection with the staged hate crime, Toomin said. Former state appellate judge Sheila O’Brien petitioned for the appointment of a special prosecutor...
  • 'Not Proportionate': Trump Explains Why He Halted Air Strikes Against Iran

    06/21/2019 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 206 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/21/2019 | Matt Vespa
    For some, you could hear the sound of war drums. It was coming. Iran had shot down a surveillance drone in international waters. President Trump did not mince words, saying Iran made a huge mistake, though was cagey about military action. He told the press “you’ll find out” when asked. President Trump has taken action before, firing cruise missiles at an airfield in Syria in 2017 after a horrible chemical weapons attack struck the town of Khan Shaykhun. The airfield was the staging ground. Reports trickled in last night that air strikes were ordered against Iran but were halted by...
  • 72 Philly Officers Placed on Administrative Leave Amid Racist Facebook Post Investigation

    06/21/2019 5:39:22 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 119 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | June 19, 2019 | Staff
    An investigation into racist and insensitive Facebook posts allegedly made by active-duty and former police officers across the country has led to 72 Philadelphia cops being placed on administrative leave, Commissioner Richard Ross announced Wednesday. ... The posts in question were uncovered by a team of researchers who spent nearly two years looking at the personal Facebook accounts of police officers from Arizona to Florida. They found officers bashing immigrants and Muslims, promoting racist stereotypes, identifying with right-wing militia groups and glorifying police brutality.
  • A Climate Bill Sets Off Tumult (in Oregon): Republicans Flee, Police Follow

    06/21/2019 5:09:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2019 | Timothy Williams
    Tensions boiled over in the Oregon Capitol this week as Republican state senators vanished in an effort to delay a vote on a climate change bill they oppose. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, ordered the state police to find them and bring them back. It was only the latest chapter in a season of partisan division and frustration in the nation’s statehouses, where, for the first time in more than a century, all but one state legislature is dominated by a single party. In Oregon, where Democrats dominate both chambers, Republicans were unapologetic about their efforts to slow...
  • Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

    06/20/2019 8:32:31 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2019 | Michael D. Shear, Eric Schmitt, Michael Crowley and Maggie Haberman
    The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.
  • Iran says downed US drone recovered in its territorial waters

    06/20/2019 5:43:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | June 20th, 2019 | Sebastian SMITH with Marc JOURDIER in Tehran
    Washington (AFP) - Iran said Thursday it had recovered parts of a US spy drone in its territorial waters, after downing the aircraft in a missile strike slammed by President Donald Trump as a "big mistake." Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where a series of tanker attacks have sent tensions soaring with Iran, Trump initially struck a combative tone. "Iran made a very big mistake!" he tweeted in response to news Iran had shot down the Global Hawk surveillance aircraft -- which the Pentagon says was above international waters at the...