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  • Trump Administration To Rewrite Obama's Transgender Rule (REVERSED!)

    02/21/2017 12:53:33 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 2/21/17 3:14 PM | By Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_)
    Justice Department officials plan to issue new guidance on protections for transgender students that will effectively reverse Obama-era recommendations and ensure those issues are decided at the state level going forward. "That's an issue that the Department of Justice the Department of Education are addressing, and I think there will be further guidance coming from [Justice Department] in particular, with respect to not just the executive order but the case that's in front of the Supreme Court," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments late next month on a case...
  • Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

    02/21/2017 8:46:51 PM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/17 | John Siciliano
    President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda with several other regulations. Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys general, the coal industry and hundreds of individual companies and industry groups.
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says

    02/21/2017 7:37:11 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 66 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and TED MANN
    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants,” Mr. Spicer...
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 3 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • U.S. Govt. Prosecuting Elderly Army Vet for “Posting” American Flags in VA Facility

    02/21/2017 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Will Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American Flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility? The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in federal court next month under new DOJ leadership. The military veteran faces up to six months in jail for the ghastly offense of affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country. Judicial Watch reached out to Sessions’ office but has not heard back from the new Attorney General after...
  • Durbin Statement On DHS Mass Deportation Guidelines

    02/21/2017 6:42:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/20/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement in response to leaked memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration.  "These guidelines are now the official policy of the Trump Administration, implementing the President's mass deportation Executive Orders. I have called on my counterpart on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Chairman John Cornyn, to hold hearings on these orders—we need an immediate public examination in Congress of these heavy-handed, anti-family policies. The Senate should also pass the bill...
  • Great news: Feds probing VA employees as opioid thefts sharply increase

    02/21/2017 6:38:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/21/17 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress and governors have clamored for action in the face of a rising tide of opioid addition and deaths, but part of the trouble might come from inside the government itself. The Associated Press reported yesterday that the federal government has launched investigations into the Veterans Administration for widespread theft of opioids. They suspect that doctors, nurses, and other employees have “siphoned off” opioids and helped to fuel the black market: Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA...
  • Donald Trump Junks Barack Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policies

    02/21/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump is junking former President Barack Obama’s unpopular federal pro-transgender policies, according to the White House spokesman. The policy reversal will likely protect single-sex civic groups and institutions — including single-sex bathrooms — across the nation from lawsuits and will put new pressure on federal judges to preserve the central role of biology in defining whether a person is male or female.
  • Danes Fighting for ISIS Were Paid Welfare Benefits, Government Says

    02/21/2017 6:20:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2/21/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating the country’s generous welfare system. About 145 Danes have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for militant groups since 2012, according to the Danish security and intelligence services. Officials said this week that they had identified a number of Danish citizens who, while receiving government disability pensions, had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. “It is a huge scandal that we are paying out money...
  • Trump Administration Strips Funding For Illegal Aliens, Reallocates Money to Victims of Their Crimes

    02/21/2017 6:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House briefing room Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump's recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books. "This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed," Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign...
  • Swedish Police: Government Covering Up Huge Migrant Crime Spree

    02/21/2017 5:23:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    A Swedish police officer put his career and even his liberty on the line — in Sweden, even the truth can get you jailed for “hate speech” — to give his countrymen what he viewed as an urgent warning. Writing on social media, the senior detective, Peter Springare, explained that Swedish authorities were covering up a massive crime wave among primarily African and Middle Eastern migrants that has law-enforcement and the rest of society's institutions on the brink. The revelations, subsequently echoed by another officer who stepped forward to confirm Springare's report, blew a giant hole in the Swedish government's...
  • Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild 'depleted' force

    02/21/2017 5:02:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    From the Air Force to the Army, America's military service branches are busy preparing ambitious proposals to expand, as President Trump renews his pledge to rebuild a fighting force he says has become "depleted." "Our country will never have had a military like the military we're about to build and rebuild,” Trump said at last week’s press conference. “It won't be depleted for long." The president made rebuilding the military a centerpiece of his campaign, and sent a fresh signal of his intentions with his choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster – who for months has sounded...
  • No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists

    02/21/2017 4:55:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 18 February 2017 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The media targeted former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, for consulting for deposed Ukrainian president’s (Yanukovich’s) Party of the Regions. He also worked for billionaire oligarch, Firtash, who stands accused of skimming billions in the Ukraine gas trade in league with Russian oligarchs. The media also singled out Trump’s former national security advisor, General Michael Flynn, for attending a dinner with Putin and appearing on Russia’s foreign propaganda network RT. Trump’s own Russian ties were the subject of intense media coverage of an unverified opposition-research report purportedly prepared by an ex-British spy, who remains in hiding. It seems no enterprising...
  • SWEDEN RIOT: Police forced to shoot at protesters as violence erupts - yet PM is in denial

    02/21/2017 4:53:05 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    Express.co ^ | 2/21/2017 | Lizzie Stromme
    SWEDEN’S capital was plunged into chaos on Monday as police were forced to fire at rioters after violence erupted. The scenes took place just hours after the country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, slammed Donald Trump for claiming Sweden was in crisis as a result of its liberal refugee policy. Stockholm police were forced to fire a shot into the crowd in the hard-hit suburb of Rinkeby, after a mob of around 30 began attacking officers with rocks. Violence erupted after the police had tried to arrest a wanted person on the subway
  • The First Thirty Days

    02/21/2017 4:45:45 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 1 replies
    White House blog ^ | The Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump’s First Month: Achieving Results for the American People February 20, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET by The White House After one month in office, President Donald J. Trump is already achieving results for the American people. Jump starting Job Creation: President Trump is looking out for American workers that Washington has left behind. Signed a Presidential Memorandum ordering the United States to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement Hosted the CEO of Intel to announce Intel’s plan to invest $7 billion in a United States factory that will create 10,000 American jobs Signed a...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Seven Days in February

    02/21/2017 4:22:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted. A 1964 political melodrama, Seven Days in May, envisioned a futuristic (1970s) failed military cabal that sought to sideline the president of the United States over his proposed nuclear-disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Something far less dramatic but perhaps as disturbing as Hollywood fiction played out this February... Currently, the political and media opponents of Donald Trump are seeking to subvert his presidency in a manner unprecedented in the recent history of American politics. The so-called resistance among EPA federal employees is trying to disrupt Trump administration...
  • Congress Hanging Trump Agenda “Out To Dry” – Rand Paul Furious!

    02/21/2017 3:56:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    First of all, I blame Paul Ryan for hindering President Trump’s most valiant efforts to truly help the American people. I am speaking of Trump’s policy changes on ObamaCare and tax cuts for the American people. These things would help the American people more than anything Trump could do. Matt Drudge took to Twitter to blast Congress for hanging the new president “out to dry” by failing to move on ObamaCare and other agenda items. Drudge included a photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the tweets. Drudge tweeted: “Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do...
  • CNN Allows Left-Wing Guest to Accuse Trump of Creating 'Cancer of Anti-Semitism'

    02/21/2017 3:48:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    During a softball interview on CNN Tuesday afternoon, Steven Goldstein, director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect bashed and lambasted President Donald Trump for his statement this morning denouncing bigotry, espcially anti-Semitism, and pinned recent Jew hatred on Trump's campaign, and now, administration. Beforehand, a panel on the network's Inside Politics discussed Trump's campaign and presidency's possible affect on hate crimes against Jews. On CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin Goldstein said, "Our president is creating an incubator of hatred. When you don't respond to anti-Semitism as well as Islamophobia and racism in a real time, when you wait days and sometimes week to respond to attacks, you are sending a signal to the haters...
  • At African American Museum, Donald Trump Vows to Defend 'Promise of Freedom'

    02/21/2017 3:25:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., commenting on its significance in American history. “Today and every day of my presidency, I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African Americans and for every American,” Trump said to reporters during the tour on Tuesday. “So important. Nothing more important.”
  • WA Governor Directs $1M to Study High-Speed Rail

    02/21/2017 3:18:18 PM PST · by Publius · 44 replies
    Next City ^ | 14 February 2017 | Rachel Dovey
    The idea of a high-speed train connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland was floated by a private organization last year. Now, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has set aside $1 million in his new state budget to study whether such an idea has legs (or, more accurately, rails). According to Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, the region has the right geography for a high-speed line, CBC News reports. "They’re the right distance where it's small enough that the train would compete very well with an airplane," he told the news site. "If you get too much longer, then...
  • Students, Faculty Rejoice as PA School Drops Federally-Regulated School Lunch Program

    02/21/2017 3:09:57 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    A Pennsylvania high school is no longer bound by federal food regulations after the district decided to do away with the National School Lunch Program. Penn-Trafford High School had been struggling to comply with federal regulations as cafeteria revenues and student lunch participation took a dive, the Tribune-Review reported. The school’s lunch program is now free from restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements, but lost federal funding to help cover free and reduced-priced lunches for some students. However, district business manager Brett Lago said the district has still been able to provide free and reduced-price lunches to...
  • Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics

    02/21/2017 2:47:48 PM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Brent Scher
    A CIA employee who contributed thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a Washington Post column published Sunday, writing that his departure "had nothing to do with politics." Edward Price resigned from the CIA last week and used the Washington Post to explain his decision that he could not "in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional." Price wrote that his "decision had nothing to do with politics," and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration." "As...
  • CIA Backed Aide To Obama’s Syrian “moderate” Rebels Comes To A Screeching Halt!

    02/21/2017 2:15:57 PM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I am so happy to report that Obama’s CIA backed so-called moderate Syrian rebels are not receiving their paydays any longer. Last month the money did not come, and the Obama gang is really up in arms about being cut out of CIA loop. I think it would be more accurate to say, they are down in arms, so they cannot give anymore to ISIS. Now they will all defect to the ISIS camp, as if they had not already, but Obama never gave up on them…(sarcasm). Hillary and Obama must be so upset to learn aide had been frozen...
  • CBS’s Brennan Touts SPLC in Hitting Spicer from Left on Attempts to Link Trump to Anti-Semitism

    02/21/2017 2:05:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    After President Donald Trump spent a long weekend at Mar-a-lago, Sean Spicer held his first White House press briefing of the week on Tuesday. There, he faced a slew of questioning about a string of nationwide anti-Semitic crimes, including the touting of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to suggest Trump’s led to a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. CBS White House correspondent Margaret Brennan began her questioning by explaining that she wanted “to give you a chance to respond to something cause I think the President's remarks and your clarification about where he stands on anti-Semitism is clear.”Brennan...
  • BIG LEAGUE: ICE Agents Officially Ordered To Begin Arresting and Deporting More Illegals

    02/21/2017 2:03:10 PM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    ICE agents have officially been given the green light to begin making more arrests and deportations of illegals according to a report released by The Washington Times on Tuesday. From The Washington Times: Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises… …Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants...
  • Today is the deadline for Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps: Clear out before bulldozers arrive

    02/21/2017 1:59:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    By the time you read this the sun will have already risen in North Dakota, where a few hundred dead end protesters are hanging on in what remains of the Dakota Access Pipeline camps. Obstruction of the project essentially collapsed once Donald Trump took office and the Army gave the go-ahead for the final sections of pipe to be laid. Even the Standing Rock tribe has asked the unwelcome visitors to depart, preferring to fight the rest of the battle in court, but the remaining holdouts do not appear to be convinced. (Associated Press) As dawn breaks over an...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Not My President’s Day’ Protests an ‘Abject Failure’

    02/21/2017 1:54:35 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh declared Monday’s “Not My President’s Day” protests to be a failure. According to Limbaugh, this protest and other movements are losing steam because they are having little impact on President Donald Trump and will continue to diminish as they begin to be ignored by most of the public.
  • Fauxahontas Proposes an IRS Takeover of Tax Preparation

    02/21/2017 1:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2017 | Dean Chambers
    The yearly ritual of submitting tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may not be something most of us look forward to doing, but do we really want the federal government to do it for us? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has proposed legislation that would require the IRS to offer you the convenience of doing your taxes for you. The actual bill would require the IRS to create programs that help taxpayers process and file their federal taxes for free. Sen. Warren says taxpayers spend, on average, 13 hours and about $200 for tax preparation services to file...
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • Americans rally for impeachment of 'travel ban' judges

    02/21/2017 12:32:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Americans are already planning at least 51 pro-Trump rallies across the nation in the coming weeks, but at least one crowd of protesters in Memphis, Tenn., will meet March 4 to also demand impeachment of the two federal judges who blocked President Trump’s travel ban. “People I talk with want President Trump to know that we stand with him; and that we, too, see that the judiciary is coming off the rails. Furthermore, we are ready to do something about it,” said rally organizer and Memphis Tea Party founder Mark Skoda in a press release posted to Facebook.
  • Will MK be investigated for forging PM resignation?

    02/21/2017 12:24:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/17
    MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) posted on his Twitter account an alleged resignation letter from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in which he stepped down from the premiership. The resignation was a forged letter, based on the letter with Netanyahu's resignation from heading the Communication Ministry, submitted to the Cabinet on Sunday. Hasson wrote above the picture of the letter: "Why just the communications portfolio? Here @Netanyahu, I arranged it for you. All that's left is to send it." The Prime Minister's Office reacted angrily to the fake letter of resignation. The Cabinet Secretary submitted a request to the Attorney General...
  • Trump Immigration Crack Down Is Exactly What He Promised

    02/21/2017 12:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No surprises here in the Trump administration’s outline of its plan to crack down on undocumented illegal immigrants. “The Department of Homeland Security [today officially] laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.” As I say, there are no surprises here. This is exactly what Trump said he was gonna do during the campaign. There’s gonna be panic galore, but it’s nothing that Trump did not telegraph. He said he was gonna do it. And, by the way, this has been in...
  • US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

    02/21/2017 12:12:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/2017 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities.
  • Morning Joe blasts Trump’s attacks on media as the ‘enemy’

    02/21/2017 12:09:58 PM PST · by bird4four4 · 39 replies
    https://www.rawstory.com ^ | 20 Feb 2017 at 09:17 ET AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookFac | Travis Gettys
    The president’s attack on “fake news” are especially ironic, Scarborough said, because Trump and his closest advisors have repeatedly lied about inauguration crowds, crime rate statistics and nonexistent terrorist attacks. “As Jesus said, don’t throw stones if you live in glass houses,” Scarborough said. “This man lives in the biggest glass house there is when it comes to a disconnection from truth. So to attack the media and then say they’re enemies of the people is beyond the pale.”
  • 'Charge the Cockpit or You Die'

    02/21/2017 12:02:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Jennifer Schuessler
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At most fund-raising galas, the presence of a Supreme Court justice would be reason enough to crow. But some of the 500 supporters of the Claremont Institute who gathered here on Feb. 11 to see Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. accept a statesmanship award also had the group’s links to an even more powerful eminence on their minds.
  • Trump team outlines new plan to crack down on illegal immigrants

    02/21/2017 11:58:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    The US can give the boot to virtually every illegal immigrant in the country, and those caught crossing the southern border will be busted or sent packing, according to memos issued Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules reflect the Trump Administration’s get-tough stance on illegals and are an about-face from the Obama administration’s “catch and release” policy — which let non-criminal undocumented immigrants remain in the US even after being caught. The memos put into practice policies outlined in two executive orders President Trump signed last month. “The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories...
  • LIVE STREAM: MiloYiannapoulos Press Conference 2/21/17

    02/21/2017 11:54:17 AM PST · by dynoman · 157 replies
    Youtube ^ | now | Milo
    LIVE STREAM: Milo Yiannapoulos Holds a Press Conference. In a statement published minutes ago, Yiannopoulos said, “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” continuing, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.” After Yiannopoulos was slated to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a video of him discussing pedophilia made the rounds on Twitter and earned pretty widespread condemnation. Yiannopoulos responded to the outcry insisting that he has an “utter disgust [for] adults who sexually abuse minors”...
  • Congressman Sues Architect of Capitol Over Removal of Controversial Cop Painting

    02/21/2017 11:53:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A St. Louis congressman filed a federal lawsuit today in the removal of a student painting depicting a police officer with a boar-type head, charging the Architect of the U.S. Capitol Stephen Ayers with suppressing the artist's First Amendment rights. "David’s painting was wrongly disqualified and removed from the public exhibit at the direction of the Architect of the Capitol who shamefully chose to retroactively censor and suppress Mr. Pulphus’ artwork in response to the enormous political pressure he experienced from the speaker of the House and certain right-wing media outlets," Rep. Wm. "Lacy" Clay (D-Mo.) said today...
  • Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s...

    02/21/2017 11:51:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day The 74-year-old is also charged for taking photos of VA police(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and...
  • 5 Points About New National Security Adviser Gen. McMaster

    02/21/2017 11:20:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ryan Mauro
    President Trump has chosen General H.R. McMaster as the national security adviser and there’s plenty to be happy about. Below are five points to consider with his choice.General McMaster is known for winning the most difficult of battles. As explained in this lengthy New Yorker article from 2006, he performed an amazing turnaround in the city of Tal Afar in Iraq. I remember when he arrived in 2005 and shocked observers by needing only about six months to change the situation by building strong relationships with Iraqis on the ground to kick the jihadists out and to quickly build up...
  • Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months

    02/21/2017 11:17:51 AM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Tuesday that Republicans will split with President Trump within months unless the administration changes course. "My prediction is he keeps up on this path...within three, four months you're going to see a whole lot of Republicans breaking with him," Schumer said during an interview with ABC's "The View." Schumer argued while most GOP lawmakers aren't yet willing to break publicly from the White House, they are privately having "real problems" with Trump's policies in his first month. "A lot of the Republicans, they're mainstream people. ... They will feel they have no...
  • McCain Ended This ‘Meet The Press’ Hit By Telling Chuck Todd, ‘I Hate You’

    02/21/2017 11:11:41 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2017 | Christian Datoc
    John McCain ended his Sunday morning interview on “Meet the Press” by telling host Chuck Todd that though he “[hates] the media… we need a free press.”
  • Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents (Northampton, MA)

    02/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a law enforcement conference in San Diego, in which High Five Fridays were promoted as a way for officers to engage with young people, WWLP reported. Northampton police said they received a lot of support for the program from the public,...
  • NSA pick McMaster told the National Defense University that "the Islamic State is not Islamic"

    02/21/2017 10:59:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch, jihadwatch.org ^ | Monday, February 20, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump has confirmed that retired Lt. General H.R. McMaster is his new choice to be his National Security Adviser. Score one from the swamp. A source that has asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals has informed me that he was present in August 2014 when McMaster was the featured speaker for the President's Lecture Series at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. McMaster addressed an assembly of all the students in the colleges of the National Defense, including the National War College, the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security...
  • Senator Tom Brady quarterbacking Congress? 'Let's go!'

    02/21/2017 10:27:27 AM PST · by luke1825 · 25 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/21 | peter lucas
    Forget Curt Schilling. It's Tom Brady who should be running for the U.S. Senate. His campaign slogan will be, "Let's go!" After all, if the famous quarterback of the New England Patriots is going to get grief for being President Donald Trump's friend, or for a visit to the White House, then he should at least make the most of i
  • The Era Of Human-Animal Hybrid Chimeras Has Begun

    02/21/2017 9:44:41 AM PST · by Maudeen · 29 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 2/21/2017 | Michael Snyder/End of the American Dream
    Human-animal mutant creatures make for great material for science fiction writers, but we aren't supposed to be creating them in the real world. In so many ways, the technological advancements that we have made as a society are outpacing our ability to handle those advancements, and this field is certainly a glaring example of that reality. Just because we can create human-animal hybrid chimeras does not mean that we should. Genetic modification is a particularly dangerous science, because we are literally tinkering with the future of our planet. And when it comes to humans and animals, those are two things...
  • Congress Slashes Funding For NASA’s Global Warming Research

    02/21/2017 9:16:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Andrew Follett
    The U.S. Senate passed legislation recently cutting funding for NASA’s global warming research. The House is expected to pass the bill, and President Trump will likely sign it. Supporters say it “re-balances” NASA’s budget back toward space exploration and away from global warming and earth science research. Republicans plan to end the more than $2 billion NASA spends on its Earth Science Mission Directorate. “By rebalancing, I’d like for more funds to go into space exploration; we’re not going to zero out earth sciences,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, told...
  • February 17, Week Three, Oregon State Government

    02/21/2017 9:06:25 AM PST · by thirst4truth · 4 replies
    Jeff Kruse Website ^ | 2-17-2017 | State Senator Jeff Kruse
    FEBRUARY 17, 2017 WEEK THREE We are starting to have a few bills working their way through the system, but at this point nothing of any major impact. There are, however, the beginnings of discussions in some subject areas that will have significant implications. Having said that, the real issues taking front stage are the budget and the projected deficit. From that perspective I took a look at the bills that have been assigned to the House Revenue committee to see how many tax increase measures were there. I counted 38, but I have since been told there are now...