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  • 'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of

    11/17/2018 7:10:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11/17/18 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title.......................'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing, while Tijuana's mayor says the influx of migrants could last SIX MONTHS......................Donald Trump claimed it was 'ironic' that migrants were waving the flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing from to seek asylum in the US. The President claimed the migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US border in search of asylum is a 'BIG CON' which the American taxpayer is paying for. In a series of fiery tweets tonight, Potus claimed:...
  • Bennett: Netanyahu Didn't Object to Naming Me Defense Chief, but Israel Must Hold Early Elections

    11/17/2018 6:45:45 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/17/2018 | Haaretz/Chaim Levinson
    Netanyahu says he'll meet with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday in final bid to avoid early elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not object to his appointment as defense minister during their meeting Friday following the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman. Bennett added, however, that Israel should hold early elections because the coalition holds a razor-thin majority of 61 Knesset seats, saying "there is no right-wing government today"...….
  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 57 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an Ł8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • When The ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Is A Black Man

    11/17/2018 4:28:58 PM PST · by NRx · 51 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11-17-2018 | W. James Antle III
    Jemel Roberson was a good guy with a gun. The 26-year-old security guard at Manny’s Blue Room Lounge took up arms to defend patrons from a would-be shooter, just days after a dozen people were murdered by a gunman who had opened fire in a California bar. A group of intoxicated men had earlier been ejected from Manny’s bar, according to local news reports. One then came back with a gun and started shooting. Roberson returned fire and was ultimately able to disarm and detain the shooter after putting his knee on the assailant’s back. Sounds like a Second Amendment...
  • Trump tours Paradise area, calls wildfire a ‘really bad one’

    11/17/2018 4:19:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17th, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE
    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California’s killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. “We’re going to have to work quickly. ... Hopefully this is going to be the last of these because this was a really, really bad one,” said the president, standing amid the crumpled foundations of homes and twisted steel of melted cars. “I think everybody’s seen the light and I don’t think we’ll have this again to this extent,” Trump...
  • ‘You should have died in the Holocaust’: Neo-Nazi harassment is not free speech, judge rules

    11/17/2018 3:00:42 PM PST · by NRx · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-17-2018 | Deanna Paul
    One emailer wrote: ““You are a disgusting, vile Jew … This is OUR country: you’re merely living here (for now).” A caller said: “You should have died in the Holocaust with the rest of your people.” But the calls that most disturbed Tanya Gersh consisted only of the sound of gunshots being fired. The terror campaign — known as a “troll storm” — was the result of Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin’s December 2016 directive, urging hundreds of thousands of readers to harass the Jewish woman and her family, according to court filings. Gersh sued the known neo-Nazi. On Wednesday,...
  • UN Furious That President Trump Protects the American Taxpayer from Communist Thieves

    11/17/2018 5:44:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Don’t get me wrong, amigos. The Fake News Media does not term the recent UN vote in the same manner as does this column. Instead they reported (gloated) that: “UN voted overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba….In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.”The occasion was the annual and ritual UN vote against the U.S. “embargo” of mass-murdering, mass-torturing, terror-sponsoring and kleptocratic Cuba, which sits prominently on the...
  • Trump says it's 'good time to do a (government) shutdown' (for border wall funding)

    11/17/2018 10:31:15 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    With Congress still not on board his border wall plans, President Trump said Saturday that it’s a “good time to do a shutdown,” suggesting he will refuse to accept any appropriations bills that don’t include the $5 billion he’s asking for. He did say he doesn’t think one will happen because “Democrats will come to their senses” on the issue. And he said he’s ready to keep the troops he deployed to the border as long as necessary. “We’re talking about border wall, we’re talking about quite a big sum of money, about $5 billion,” he told reporters at the...
  • Rep. Diane Black Discusses the Past and Future of the Pro-life

    11/16/2018 3:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is bidding farewell to the House of Representatives at the end of this term. She is regarded as a champion for pro-life issues and is a trail blazer in many ways. She is the first in her family to graduate college, a nurse who got into politics to fix Tennessee’s healthcare system, and the first woman to chair the House Budget Committee.She’s never bought into the narrative that abortion is necessary for a woman to succeed and fighting to end abortion has been a priority for her throughout her time in Congress.In an interview with Townhall...
  • No, Jim Acosta and CNN Did Not Win Their Case Today

    11/16/2018 1:15:01 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 122 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) No, Jim Acosta and CNN did not “win” their case today, so everybody needs to calm down here. All the plaintiffs in the case against the White House this morning was an injunction in which the judge in the case, Timothy Kelly, ordered the restoration of Acosta’s hard pass to the White House grounds while the case is in the process of being heard and decided. Believe it or not, I think this was a completely reasonable action for the judge to take, since it ensures Acosta will not have been...
  • Supreme Court obliges Trump, will step in for census citizenship showdown

    11/16/2018 12:13:54 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-16-2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court announced Friday it will grant an expedited hearing on the Trump administration’s request to add a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census. The justices set oral argument for February, converting what had been a narrow request involving one part of the case into a full grant of review.
  • Output Soars Even at U.S. Manufacturers That Make Stuff from Tariffed Steel and Aluminum

    11/16/2018 11:38:01 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/16/2018 | John Carney
    Tariffs on steel and aluminum are not slowing down most American manufacturers that use the metals in production, defying forecasts that the higher duties would hit metals-using businesses hard. There have been many anecdotal reports of strains put on metals using business from the tariffs but the data do not support the idea that these are significant in aggregate. If anything, the tariffs have been accompanied by rising output and rising demand for productive capacity. Fabricated metals products output rose 0.2 percent in October, the third consecutive monthly gain, according to data released by the Federal Reserve Friday. For the...
  • Graham set to take over Judiciary

    11/16/2018 11:10:30 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2018 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee. The shuffle would put Graham, a close ally of President Trump who made headlines this fall with a forceful denunciation of Democrats during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in charge of the panel handling judicial nominations. ADVERTISEMENT Graham is up for reelection in 2020. He praised Grassley’s leadership of the committee in a Tweet Friday. “I very much appreciate Senate @ChuckGrassley’s leadership of...
  • Report: Stacey Abrams May Demand a New Vote Altogether

    11/16/2018 9:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 128 replies ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Georgia gubernatorial race is not over yet. Republican Brian Kemp is ahead by about 18,000, but Stacey Abrams's campaign is trying to take the contest to court, in unprecedented fashion. Abrams’ campaign chairwoman Allegra Lawrence-Hardy said all options are on the table, including using a state law that has never before been attempted at this level of elections. They are filing a petition in the name of voter suppression. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams’ campaign chairwoman, is overseeing a team of almost three-dozen lawyers who in the coming days will draft the petition, along with a ream of affidavits from voters...
  • Migrants Adopt Tactic for U.S. Entry: Come as a Family

    11/16/2018 8:10:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ryan Dube and Robbie Whelan
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras—On this city’s violent outskirts, where families live in tin-roofed shacks on streets menaced by gangs, the word is out on how best to escape to the U.S. Bring the children. The number of Central American families with children arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has surged in recent years—and they keep coming, as more migrant caravans make their way through Mexico. Having children in tow can be a successful tactic because of American immigration rules. Families from crime-ridden Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are able to gain entry by demonstrating a credible fear of returning...
  • Judge Grants CNN’s Motion to Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Press Pass

    11/16/2018 7:33:48 AM PST · by bitt · 250 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/16/2018 | Byron Tau
    WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case. The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds. Lawyers for Mr. Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, argued that the unusual revocation of a reporter’s press pass by the White...
  • Democrats are trying to steal an election in Florida

    11/16/2018 3:04:03 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    <p>Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race. A margin of victory that large has never be overturned in a recount....[snip] Democrats have filed a series of lawsuits to change Florida elections laws. The result would be that they can count ineligible votes in the hope that these will provide the margin necessary to overcome Scott’s lead. ... Florida statute mandates that, ... vote-by-mail ballots are counted only if they are “received by the SOE by 7 p.m...." Nelson sued demanding that [late] mail ballots... be counted ... ... Florida law says mail and provisional ballots are counted only if signatures match ... Democrats are asking a judge to throw that law out....</p>
  • Paloma for TRUMP Tijuana was live-streamed about 12:30 a.m.

    11/16/2018 12:18:56 AM PST · by · 19 replies
    Paloma for TRUMP ^ | 11-16-2018 approx 12:30a.m. | Paloma
    Ms. Paloma reporting Trump is already protecting the border. He doesn't have his "big, beautiful wall, but he is already taking action." More buses will be arriving 8a.m. Tijuana resident do not want immigrants there. The Mexican gov't is hiding them in different shelters because the Mexican gov't never imagined the Tijuana people would stand up against them. Apparently, toll booth workers said 19 buses arrived at 4a.m. morning of 11-15-2018 [approx 4,000-5,000 have already arrived in Tijuana. The immigrants are protected by Mexican gov't, escorted by police [one police car in fromt and behind every bus], and hidden from...
  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

    11/15/2018 9:30:54 PM PST · by bitt · 57 replies
    WAPO ^ | 11/15/2018 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.”...
  • North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

    11/15/2018 8:49:21 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    nyt ^ | 11/15/2018 | Choe Han Sung
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has tested a new tactical weapon, the North’s official news media said on Friday, reporting that Kim Jong-un witnessed the event in his first publicized visit to a weapons test site since the country test-launched its intercontinental ballistic missile last November. State media did not identify the weapon, and the test did not appear to violate the voluntary moratorium North Korea imposed on nuclear and long-range ballistic missile tests this year. Still, Mr. Kim’s renewed activities at weapons test sites could complicate the already stalled talks between North Korea and the United States over...