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  • Ninth Circuit gives green light for much larger travel ban (Yes, you read that correctly)

    06/24/2017 6:40:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Nolan Rappaport
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a new decision on President Donald Trump ’s March 6 Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The court affirmed the portions of the district court injunction that apply to the 90-day, six-country travel ban, but it vacated the portions of the injunction that relate to the government doing an internal review of its vetting procedures, which could lead to a much larger ban based on a different criterion. The Trump exception According to University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner, the courts are creating...
  • Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years

    06/24/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been on the decline since February — falling from (February) 8.1, (March) 8.0, (April) 7.9, and (May) 7.5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Unemployment for black Americans has historically hovered below their white counterparts. The Great Recession drove black unemployment near Great Depression-era levels, reaching 16.8 percent in March 2010. While most Americans were feeling the...
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton Getting Married Tonight

    06/24/2017 5:53:56 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 11 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 6/24/2017 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and lots of family and friends will be attending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wedding tonight to his long-time fiancee Louise Linton. Secretary Mnuchin, 54, has been engaged to Ms. Linton, a 36-year-old Scottish model/actress, since 2015. Ms. Linton and Secretary Mnuchin were both involved in movie production companies.
  • Trump’s Apprenticeship Plan Will Feed Into These High-Paying Careers

    06/24/2017 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Even if you disagree with President Donald Trump and his administration, there are some positive kernels out there. Trump has put an emphasis on jobs, for example, specifically jobs for the struggling middle and lower class. Although those promised jobs might not necessarily come to fruition, it’s good to hear somebody at least talk about blue-collar struggles. One way the president is focusing on jobs is by attempting to bring back apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, of course, are on-the-job training programs that used to be quite popular but have fizzled out with time. There are still plenty of them out there, but...
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.
  • Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement

    06/24/2017 4:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will publish its final rulings for this term on Monday. Some significant cases, including the possibility the court will hand down a decision on the legality of President Trump's travel ban, will be decided. But Washington is rife with rumors and speculation about the future of Justice Anthony Kennedy and whether or not he will retire after the term. Kennedy is 80 years old and said to be seriously considering the idea of stepping down. If he did, it would set off the mother of all confirmation battles. Kennedy has been...
  • Comey Caught Leaving New York Times

    06/24/2017 4:37:39 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 46 replies
    Making Web News ^ | June 24, 2017 | Making Web News
    Comey pictured leaving the New York Times Office; job interview or had to go the bathroom.
  • Tech heads sound optimistic note after Trump meetings

    06/24/2017 4:19:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Trump and his administration earned some goodwill from the technology industry after his “tech week” initiative this week. Tech leaders and representatives spoke favorably of their interactions with Trump and his administration after their meetings, noting that officials seemed sympathetic to their positions on regulation, immigration reform and tax policy. The administration's receptiveness to certain industry positions has stoked a degree of confidence that the two will be able to cooperate in some areas, despite major political differences.
  • Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah… never mind.

    06/24/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state. Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo 'counting on' stopping and punishing leakers soon

    06/24/2017 3:30:38 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 24, 2017 | by Sean Higgins |
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he's "counting on" preventing and punishing leakers in the near future. He said during an interview shown Saturday on MSNBC that the "sole purpose" of WikiLeaks and other similar groups that expose classified government information was to undermine America and democracy. The Trump administration was going to make stopping them a top priority, he said. "We, and I would say all of President Trump's government, is incredibly focused on both stopping leaks, of any kind, from any agency, and when they happen, pursuing them with incredible vigor. And I think we'll have some successes both...
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Trump-Modi meeting a game changer, despite Beltway sabotage

    06/24/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Madhav Nalapat
    Those eager to ensure friction, want Trump to bring up issues that impinge on India’s sovereignty, aware that Modi would react strongly to any such efforts. Both during the 2016 Presidential campaign trail and in his previous avatar as a billionaire businessperson, President Donald John Trump had integrated India as a core component of the global order in his policies and actions. However, since his inauguration on 20 January and subsequently, very little mention has been made of India in the statements made by spokespersons for the Trump administration, while, as yet, several posts relevant to relations with India (such...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote

    06/24/2017 2:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Progressives furious after California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves bill, citing cost concernsVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it “does not address many serious issues,” including “financing, deliver of care, [and] cost controls.” Mr. Rendon left open the possibility that the measure could be reconsidered, noting that this is the first year of the two-year legislative session, but Mr....
  • CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation

    06/24/2017 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Full title: Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation Another day, another very fake news story from the network President Donald Trump has identified as “very fake news.” CNN’s Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published what would have been considered an explosive report if remotely true: One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply...
  • Crews Build Controversial ‘Homeless Wall’ In San Jose (kali-fornia)

    06/24/2017 1:25:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-19-17 | John Ramos
    Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment. Caltrans has repeatedly cleaned up the large encampment under I-280, but the homeless keep returning. While this new solution has some homeowners pleased, it is generating a lot of anger in the community. Laura Nunez, who has lived on Macredes Avenue in San Jose most of her life, said everything changed on her street when homeless people began using the rickety chain link fence at the end of the block as a doorway to their encampments along I-280. “Every time Caltrans...
  • Supreme Court: Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship

    06/24/2017 11:32:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government. Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. § 1425(a) makes it a crime to “knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person” to become a U.S. citizen. (“Naturalization” is the legal term for becoming a citizen.) Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship. Divna Maslenjak...
  • Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch

    06/24/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation. Will he stay or will he go? The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either personally or though intermediaries to set the record straight on whether he will step down.
  • Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library

    06/24/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs President Trump: Please End the Obstruction on Benghazi Cover-up Documents Supreme Court to Hear Big Case Against Proposed Wisconsin Redistricting Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Your Judicial Watch performed a massive public service this week. We exposed how key Obama spying scandal documents, including the infamous Susan Rice unmasking records, were moved to the Obama Presidential Library. The National Security Council (NSC) informed us by letter on May 23, 2017, that...
  • Justice Department developing strategies to shut down ‘sanctuary cities’: report

    06/24/2017 9:55:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump’s Justice Department is exploring new ways to take down so-called “sanctuary cities” via legal methods, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the DOJ is developing legal strategies to cancel out sanctuary cities across the country. The goal for DOJ would be to effectively force cities to comply with federal officials, according to the report. A senior DOJ attorney told the newspaper that the department is pursuing several different options. One option would see Justice officials argue that local police departments refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally pre-empts federal law. Another...
  • Trump: 'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very good friends' with Comey

    06/24/2017 9:46:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/24/17 | Eugene Scott
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said "we're going to have to see" when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. "Well, he is very very good friends with (former FBI Director James) Comey, which is very bothersome," the President said in a Fox News clip that aired Thursday. "We're going to have to see." Trump fired Comey over dissatisfaction with how the FBI head was handling the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel...