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  • Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

    03/23/2019 3:07:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 23, 2019 17:05 IST
    A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer's Day in a sports stadium in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Mohammad Khan Nasrat, the economic director of Helmand, was among those killed in the attack, the government said in a statement. Zwak said 31 other people were wounded in the blasts, including provincial council members and provincial security officials, but he said none were...
  • Al Shabaab attack on Somali gov’t building ends with 15 people dead

    03/23/2019 3:02:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Standard Digital ^ | 23rd Mar 2019 18:10:59 GMT
    Somalia’s al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle. In the latest bombing claimed by al Shabaab, an Islamist group which is fighting to establish its own rule in Somalia, based on a strict interpretation of sharia law, a huge explosion shook central Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above a building housing Somalia’s ministries of labor and works. Police later said the fighting at the building had ended and that...
  • Who proved that gun bans will do nothing to stop domestic terrorism? The Obama administration

    03/23/2019 2:35:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In the wake of the worst single-day killing spree in New Zealand’s history, the country’s Left-wing government and prime minister went full authoritarian and moved to immediately ban “military-style assault rifles” of the type used by terrorist Brenton Tarrant. That will surely prevent any future incidents, PM Jacinda Ardern and members of her government have assured the 5 million citizens who live in New Zealand. Surely. Because it wasn’t completely the crazed shooter’s fault, really; it was his choice of weapons. Other Leftists have taken similar actions after similar incidents in their own countries. Most Western democracies, in fact, now...
  • Jason Chaffetz: On Mueller report, hypocritical Dems suddenly embrace transparency they rejected...

    03/23/2019 11:20:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Jason Chaffetz
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his report on Russia’s inference in our 2016 presidential election, Democratic congressional leaders have done something remarkable. In a dramatic flip-flop from their embrace of secrecy during the Obama administration, they now say: “Release the full report.” I never thought I would hear those words cross the lips of the same Democrats who took the polar opposite position when I and other Republicans in Congress made quite reasonable and legitimate requests for information during the term of Democratic President Obama. Yet on Friday, when Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William...
  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2019 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday. The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say. The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report. “If Lindsey’s speaking, I want...
  • Mueller Probe's End Kicks Off Disclosure Fight With Democrats

    03/23/2019 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Mar 19 | Steven T. Dennis and Billy House
    Whatever Attorney General William Barr discloses about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats in Congress are certain to demand much more. Mueller submitted his final report to Barr late Friday, and the attorney general vowed “as much transparency as possible.” Barr said he could report to Congress on the probe’s principal conclusions “as soon as this weekend.” The decision on providing a fuller disclosure of Mueller’s work will come later. “I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the...
  • Must Watch: Chris Matthews Suffers an EPIC Meltdown Over the Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 10:22:31 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/22/19 | Curtis Houck
    Perhaps no single reaction Friday night to the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation rivaled that of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, who was apoplectic, inconsolable, and irate at the notion the Mueller team will not offer any further indictments in hopes of criminal charges concerning Russian collusion. And even his most adored guests couldn’t avoid his scorn. Somewhere along the way, it never occurred to MSNBC that maybe a call should have been placed to Barack Obama to help calm Matthews down. Maybe that would have helped. It was clear that Matthews was having a hard time when...
  • JW Uncovers Classified Info on Clinton Email Server [Weekly Update]

    03/23/2019 9:32:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 22, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Police: Attack on Tucker Carlson’s Home Was ‘Suspected Hate Crime’ Obama Judge Frees Illegal Alien Who Got License with Fake Doc Justice Department Misconduct, the Chicago Way Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. She even declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on in my custody...
  • U.S. runs largest monthly budget deficit on record in February

    03/23/2019 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Market Match ^ | Mar 22, 2019 | Robert Schroeder
    The numbers: The federal government ran a budget deficit of $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department reported on Friday, the biggest monthly shortfall on record. It was wider than the $215 billion recorded in February 2018, as spending rose 8% while receipts climbed 7%. Previously, the largest monthly deficit was $231.7 billion in February 2012.
  • Sam Donaldson and Wolf BlitzerGet It Up but They Just Can’t Score (‘98)

    03/23/2019 9:04:04 AM PDT · by ptsal · 8 replies
    Observer ^ | 09-Feb-1998 | Warren St. John
    NOTHING HAS CHANGED... WASHINGTON, D.C.-About 75 Beltway players gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Feb. 2. The journalists and lawyers were there to toast White House special counsel Lanny Davis. As the dismay over the Monica Lewinsky allegations was giving way to the realization that the President just might dodge the bullet, Mr. Davis was returning to private practice after 13 months in the service of Bill Clinton. Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Glenn Simpson congratulated Mr. Davis for leaving the White House during “a brief window of opportunity between scandals” and toasted...
  • 'I feel vindicated': Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi celebrates end of Mueller probe after REFUS-

    03/23/2019 8:50:55 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09:26 EDT, 23 March 2019 | Updated: 10:41 EDT | Keith Griffith
    Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi has said that the end of special counsel Robert Mueller' investigation is a personal vindication, after he refused to take a plea deal under threat of prosecution.With a senior Justice Department official saying that Mueller's final report submitted on Friday does not recommend further indictments, author and conspiracy theorist Corsi appears to be off the hook. 'I feel vindicated. They offered me a plea deal which I thought was fraudulent,' Corsi said in a statement to Fox News.In November, Corsi said he had refused to plead guilty to one count of perjury because he did not...
  • Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

    03/23/2019 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/19 | JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay crisis that requires a national response and will commit to closing the teacher pay gap during her first term as president, the aide said. Harris' campaign is citing a study from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that what's called the "teacher pay penalty" - the...
  • Stephen Moore named to the Fed board -- and Paul Krugman melts down

    03/23/2019 7:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Want to see a left-wing jackass make a fool of himself? Take a gander at Paul Krugman's reaction to economist Stephen Moore's nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors:   Amazing. Moore isn't just a hack, with terrible judgment. He's a hack who has repeatedly shown himself unable even to get basic facts right 1/  There are nine, count 'em, nine Krugman tweets and retweets on the topic of Moore taking his place as one of seven on the Fed's Board of Governors. Krugman is having a cow. He can't seem to think of anything else.   Obviously, Moore's nomination is affecting...

    03/23/2019 6:54:47 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2019
    U.K. HOME OFFICE CLAIM: CHRISTIANITY NOT PEACEFUL RELIGION Letter denying convert's bid for asylum also ridicules faith A wave of outrage is developing in response to a snarky letter from the U.K. Home Office denying a request for asylum from a Muslim-turned-Christian because officials said Christianity is not a peaceful religion and the convert didn’t really believe in it anyway. The case developed, the Express newspaper of London reported, when an Iranian national was rejected for asylum. An appeal is being pursued, and a wide range of officials and experts are blasting the action. The Home Office worker who dispatched...
  • Liberals pushing Green New Deal have no idea what it would cost

    03/23/2019 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/19/19 | Gabriella Muńoz
    The Green New Deal would come at a hefty cost - but figuring out how much is proving to be an impossible task for the bean-counters. The American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank run by a former Congressional Budget Office director, says the plan could run anywhere from $51 trillion to $93 trillion in costs to the government and private sector over a decade. Liberal lawmakers who made the proposal laughed that off, with Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, calling it “Big Oil misinformation.” The problem is the backers don’t have any studies of their own, only promises...
  • GOP uses Green New Deal to hurt Democrats as it plots to retake California House seats

    03/23/2019 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/21/19 | Jeff Daniels
    LOS ANGELES — Republicans are already plotting to retake some of the California congressional seats they lost in 2018 to Democrats, and one of the hot-button issues they're talking about is the Green New Deal. "These California Democrats can't run on rhetoric anymore, they have to run on their record," said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair. "Supporting socialist policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All with no regard for cost or the impact it will have on Californians is irresponsible, and will ultimately cost them their reelection." Last November, Democrats won a clean sweep of...
  • American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s

    03/23/2019 5:31:11 AM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | March 21, 2019 | by Reina Gattuso
    The cafeteria program started in immigrant communities. by Reina GattusoMarch 21, 2019 American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s Boys eating school lunch in New York City, 1919. NYPL/Public DomainAlana Dao couldn’t figure out which was worse: going to school with a lunch box full of hummus, or pulling out Chinese pork floss buns in front of her classmates. In the 1990s, Sugar Land, Texas, was a steak and potatoes kind of place. In contrast, Dao’s parents were Buddhist vegetarians from China, who prepared traditional foods such as Cantonese eggs and meatless staples such...
  • The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

    03/23/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Joan Biskupic
    Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had been in years. Roberts had left behind a storm in Washington over his opinion upholding President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul...
  • Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws

    03/23/2019 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders campaign are foreign nationals, which appears to be a violation of federal election laws that prohibit foreign interference. Maria Belén Sisa, Sanders’ deputy national press secretary who joined the campaign last month, was among the staffers named in the complaint, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Sisa claims to be an illegal immigrant whose...
  • Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

    03/23/2019 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/19 | ELANA SCHOR
    Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president "has an enormous amount of respect for" Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. "But," Russo tweeted, "these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple." Abrams' spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams "enjoyed meeting" with Biden but "there was no grand plan hatched" and she...