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  • Judge Says Charlie Gard’s Parents Can’t Take Him to U.S. Even Though He Was Given U.S. Residency

    07/23/2017 12:31:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 7/21/17 | Micaiah Bilger
    In the course of the hearing, British high court Justice Francis said their son cannot be moved to the United States for treatment without a court order, squashing hope that a move to grant him residency in the U.S. would help him, according to The Independent. Earlier this week, U.S. Congressional leaders approved a measure to grant Charlie and his parents permanent residency status in an effort to make it easier for him to receive an experimental treatment. Pro-life Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Washington, led the effort; her daughter also was diagnosed with a fatal condition but survived because of...
  • Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

    07/23/2017 10:57:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs. “To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President]...
  • 8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio

    07/23/2017 1:31:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2017
    (CNN)Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio, authorities said early Sunday.
  • Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    07/22/2017 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    President Trump weighed in on a number of hot-button topics in a string of tweets Saturday morning, the day after naming a new White House communications director and accepting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. The president took aim at some familiar targets: the "Amazon Washington Post," leaks, Hillary Clinton, "Special Council" Robert Mueller and others.  But one missive in particular left observers scratching their heads. In a cryptic tweet, Mr. Trump accused "the Failing New York Times" of foiling an attempt to kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The...
  • Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time for getting a vasectomy

    07/22/2017 12:49:23 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2017 | Amanda Jackson
    (CNN)Yes, you read that right. Inmates in White County, Tennessee, can shave 30 days off their jail sentence if they undergo an elective birth control procedure. Both male and female inmates can volunteer for the new program. Women receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm, which provides up to three years of continuous birth control. Men undergo a vasectomy. The procedures are free and conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health.
  • Trump says military "bigger, better, stronger" at USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning

    07/22/2017 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2017
    President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military's strength. "When it comes to battle, we don't want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me," Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier. "American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world," he added. "America's might is second to none."
  • Boom: Mining +21.6% in Q1; Construction +5.6%; Manufacturing +4.7%; Bust: Finance -2.1%

    07/21/2017 9:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real value added to the U.S economy by the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors boomed in the first quarter of 2017, while the real value added by the financial and insurance sector dropped, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Overall, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of only 1.4 percent in the first quarter. But the value added by mining grew by a booming annual rate of 21.6 percent, while construction grew 5.6 percent and manufacturing grew 4.7%.....
  • Obama Left Over 800 Proposed Regulations...Guess What Trump Just Did to Every Last One of Them

    07/21/2017 5:05:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 07/21/2017 | Jason Howerton
    When President Donald Trump took office, there were over 800 proposed regulations left over by his predecessor. On Thursday, the White House announced it had withdrawn every single one of them in an effort to chip away at the burden of government regulations. The Trump administration said former President Barack Obama’s administration left 469 planned actions and 391 proposed “regulatory proceedings,” according to Reuters. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney put it like this: the Trump administration is killing the “slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our people." {..snip..}
  • Ancient Trove of Sore Loserman Bumper Stickers Unearthed!!

    07/21/2017 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2017 | Technocrat
    While organizing my basement a few weeks ago, I discovered an incredible trove of Sore Loserman bumper stickers, almost 200 of them, which are not doing any good at all in my basement. They are very much like the white version at the link. So starting now, for every $30 contributed to Free Republic, the contributor will qualify to have their very own piece of history mailed directly to their domicile. All you have to do is freepmail me your address and the link to where you brag about your new acquisition and associated contribution in the fundraiser thread. So...
  • Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

    07/21/2017 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 21, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.</p>
  • Putin-funded Company John Podesta Received 75,000 Shares from Has Collapsed

    07/20/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEROME HUDSON
    Controversial Kremlin-connected energy firm Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Vladimir Putin-connected Russian government fund and counted former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta as a executive board member, has collapsed, according to the firm’s former chief executive. “The investors walked away,” former Joule Unlimited CEO Brian Baynes told The Digest, a biofuel publication. First revealed in research from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer, Podesta joined the executive board of Joule Unlimited Technologies — a Boston, Massachusetts-based firm that received $35 million from the Russian government while Clinton served as secretary of...
  • Rep. Tom Garrett Announces Intent to File Discharge Petition on Obamacare Repeal

    07/20/2017 7:10:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Tom Garret (R-VA), along with a dozen Freedom Caucus members, announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put a clean repeal of Obamacare before the House. The House Freedom Caucus repeatedly argued that the best path to repealing Obamacare revolves around a simple repeal of Obamacare and then replacing the Affordable Care Act with a free-market alternative. Congress passed a clean repeal bill of Obamacare in 2015 only to have it vetoed by President Obama. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, reintroduced the same legislation in 2017. However, Congress has not...
  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration [more]

    07/20/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 July 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Russia hawk and occasional Donald Trump critic, blasted a report on the administration's new Syria posture just hours after revealing he had a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's statement faulted the administration for reportedly ending a covert program begun during the Obama administration to provide arms to Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad. 'If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,' the Armed Services Committee chairman said in a statement.
  • Rob Portman for US Senate - Repealing Obamacare (Portman campaigns on repeal/replace in 2016)

    07/20/2017 8:35:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    RobPortman.com ^ | 2016 | Rob Portman
    Senator Rob Portman believes that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will actually lower costs and improve the quality of our health care. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the health care law the Democrats shoved through Congress in 2009 will slow economic growth over the next decade, cost 2.5 million jobs, and contribute a trillion dollars to the deficit. The Obamacare rollout has been disastrous, filled with technical glitches and poor management. But the problems with the Obamacare law are much worse than a just few glitches. President Obama promised that if you liked your...
  • Three Republicans blocking final effort to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

    07/20/2017 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Claire Chretien
    It looks like Planned Parenthood won't be defunded and Obamacare won't be repealed thanks to three Republican senators. Republicans failed to rally enough senators to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced the Senate would instead only vote on repealing the pro-abortion healthcare law. The bill repealing Obamacare would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Three Republican senators, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine, have all said they'd vote against the bill. This means McConnell doesn't...
  • Judge Fines David Daleiden $137,000 for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/19/2017 8:10:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    Yesterday Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David’s criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage related to NAF conferences and related meetings. The footage was posted to a private website in May. Orrick said Daleiden’s lawyers published undercover video footage of a National Abortion Federation meeting in violation of a court order. “Criminal defense counsel … do not get to decide whether they can violate the preliminary injunction,” Orrick said Tuesday in court. Daleiden’s criminal defense attorneys argued that the videos are...
  • Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

    07/19/2017 6:14:34 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 408 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jul 17 | PETER BAKER, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I...
  • Waters: Trump Should Have Been Convicted of a Crime ‘Numerous Times’

    07/19/2017 6:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | David Rutz
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) said that President Donald Trump should have been convicted of a crime "numerous times" in an interview published Wednesday. Waters is one of Trump's fiercest critics on Capitol Hill and has repeatedly declared he should be impeached. In an interview with New York Times Magazine writer Ana Marie Cox, Waters responded to a question about the House Ethics Committee's investigation of her in 2012 for improperly intervening on behalf of a bank her husband had a financial stake in."Do you think it's odd that [Republicans] did that to you but won't go after President Trump?"...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/19/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • Trump challenges senators to resurrect Obamacare repeal effort: ‘We’re close’

    07/19/2017 2:05:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Hoping to avoid a humiliating political defeat, President Trump on Wednesday demanded that Republican senators resume their efforts to approve a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, insisting that lawmakers are “very close.” A day after the GOP strategy to roll back the ACA appeared dead, Trump invited Republican senators to lunch at the White House and challenged them to work out an agreement even if it means remaining in Washington through their summer recess next month. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had previously announced that the recess would be delayed by two weeks.