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  • Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement as protests heat up (post Dallas Police Murders)

    08/16/2017 10:10:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:17 PM EDT | Reene Flores
    During a visit to Spain early Sunday morning, President Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement and the right of activists to demonstrate in cities across the United States, following a long night of ongoing protests over the highly public deaths last week of two black men at the hands of police. "One of the great things about America is that individual citizens and groups of citizens can petition their government, can protest, can speak truth to power," Mr. Obama told reporters in Madrid. "And that is sometimes messy and controversial but because of that ability to protest and engage...
  • California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    08/16/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Nature.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jeff Tollefson
    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The initiative, which is backed by California’s flagship universities, is in the early stages of development. If it succeeds, it will represent one of the largest US investments in climate research in years. The nascent ‘California Climate Science and Solutions Institute’ would fund basic- and applied-research projects designed to help...
  • FBI has 'reopened' case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records

    08/16/2017 10:06:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2017
    The FBI has "reopened" its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News. American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the development a “positive sign,” in an interview Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” Sekulow said the FBI sent him a letter saying it had reopened his Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the June 2016 meeting. At first, the FBI and DOJ said they did not have documents detailing the tarmac meet-up,...
  • Liberals Don't Like This Newly Discovered KKK Photo Of The 1924 Democratic Convention

    08/16/2017 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 4 replies
    I Have The Truth ^ | July 28 2017 | Scott Osborn
    The 1924 Democrat National Convention, also called the Klanbake, was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. Maybe this was where Democrat and former KKK member Robert Byrd got his start. This seems too crazy, even for liberals, to be true, but you can Google ‘Klanbake” and discover the authenticity of how involved the Democrat party has been involved with the KKK. Liberals Aren’t Liking This Newly-Discovered Photo Of The 1924 Democrat Convention… The Ku Klux Klan was resurrected after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith’s very popular motion picture...
  • Trump CEO Strategy Council Is Said to Be Disbanding After Exodus

    08/16/2017 10:03:37 AM PDT · by be-baw · 12 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | August 15, 2017 | Drew Armstrong
    Llink to article only, per FR copyright rules.
  • Casually Worded CBS Article Depicts Ugly Truth: Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome

    08/16/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/16/2017 | by ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more sinister: using prenatal testing and abortion to systematically exterminate children with Down syndrome. This isn’t progress; it’s eugenics. Prenatal testing is optional in Iceland, but the government mandates that doctors notify women of that option. About 85 percent of expectant mothers undergo the test, and close to 100 percent of those women choose to...
  • Sen. Grassley says partisan lawsuits against President Trump should also implicate Hillary Clinton

    08/16/2017 9:33:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Circa ^ | 8/16/2017 | Sara A. Carter
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is demanding plaintiffs of three separate lawsuits filed against President Trump, who claim the president violated an obscure Constitutional provision known as the Emoluments Clause, should also consider investigating violations allegedly committed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, since the basis of their lawsuits also implicate the former presidential candidate. The clause prohibits any person holding office from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments without the consent of Congress and the chairman says the overwhelming evidence against Clinton should be made part of the ongoing lawsuits, which he says are both "partisan...
  • Audit: Obama EPA Paid Staff Overtime without Justification

    08/16/2017 9:10:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2017 | 6:05 PM EDT | Zenny Phuong
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated its policy during the last three years of the Obama administration by giving employees overtime pay without sufficient — or in most cases, any — justification, according to a report by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). In an audit released on Aug. 9, the OIG revealed “numerous instances of noncomplicance” with the emergency overtime pay system at its regional branch — Region 10 covering the Pacific Northwest — and a lack of consistency and accountability in the overall record-keeping system. The audit, which examined Region 10, found almost 80 EPA employees that...
  • Mitch McConnell joins John Kasich in Republican attack on Trump...

    08/16/2017 8:36:56 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 105 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 08/16/2017 | Nikki Schwab U.s Political Reporter and David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. 'We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,' McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump's claim on Tuesday that some 'very fine people' were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend's clash bore some responsibility for...
  • John McCain Backs Embattled H.R. McMaster, Gets Dinged by Trump

    08/16/2017 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) came out in support of embattled National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Monday — only to get hit by Trump for his efforts. McCain, who has furiously opposed both Trump and many of his policies, said in a statement that he has known McMaster for many years “and greatly respect and admire his outstanding service to the nation.” “The recent attacks upon him from the so-called ‘alt-right’ are disgraceful,” he said. McMaster has come under significant criticism since he purged a number of conservatives from the National Security Council, purportedly due to their opposition to the...
  • Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence

    08/16/2017 6:59:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    CBS 19 News ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Courteney Stuart
    Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence By Courteney Stuart Posted: Tue 7:01 PM, Aug 15, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- In the days since the violence of the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally, anger has mounted, some of it directed at the civil rights organizations that represented rally organizer Jason Kessler in his legal fight to keep the rally in Emancipation Park. The Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead said he doesn't regret taking the case and notes that it's about defending the First Amendment, not supporting the mission of the rally. "If you're going to believe in the...
  • Trump Tells the Truth, and the Press Goes Crazy [Updated]

    08/16/2017 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 15,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Why does the press go crazy over a statement by President Trump that is patently true? “[T]here is blame on both sides.” Because left-wing violence is becoming a prominent feature of our political scene, and the Democratic Party press wants to cover it up. Murderers inspired by Black Lives Matter have attempted to kill, and in several instances have actually killed, policemen. Antifa fascists, doing their best Nazi brownshirt imitation, have rioted in cities around the country, smashing windows and attacking passers-by. And, of course, Democratic Party activist and Bernie Sanders campaign worker James Hodgkinson attempted to assassinate Congressional Republicans,...
  • The Final 10 Minutes Of Trump's Wild Press Conference At Trump Tower

    08/16/2017 6:45:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/15/17
    Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5Mp2Ge3Wg  
  • Flashback: Here is what Martin Luther King told a teen struggling with his sexuality

    08/16/2017 6:33:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once answered a question from a boy who was struggling to cope with his sexuality. The rights hero openly discussed homosexuality while writing an advice column for Ebony Magazine in 1958 – while the government was still openly discriminating against LGBT people. According to a transcript released by Stanford University, the boy asked: “My problem is different from the ones most people have. “I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do?...
  • Beating Them At Their Own Game

    08/16/2017 6:18:48 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 08/16/17 | LRoggy
    Came across an article from a few years back . . . http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/truth-about-che-guevara It lays out the entire horrific truth about Che Guevara. Here's my thought. Time to turn around the microaggression movement on the college campuses and give them a taste of their own medicine. Every time a conservative student sees a poster of Che in a dorm room, listens to a nutjob professor try to whitewash Che's legacy or something similar . . . report it to the school as a microaggression and demand removal of the offending image and request the professor to write a public apology...
  • GOP members of Congress criticize Trump's comments: 'We should never hesitate to call out hate'(CNN)

    08/16/2017 5:43:37 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 52 replies
    CNN (Fake News Network) ^ | August 15, 2017 | Miranda Green
    Members of Congress in President Donald Trump's own party were among those lawmakers quick to criticize comments the President made in a news conference that laid blamed on both sides of protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent over the weekend. (clip) Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criticized Trump on Twitter Tuesday night. “There's no moral equivalency between racists and Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry. ( Antifa and BLM???) The President of the United States should say so,” McCain said in a tweet. (clip) Also at CNN link below :comments from Paul Ryan, Jeff Flake,...
  • McCain Invokes Charlottesville Attack In Defense Of McMaster Against Alt-Right

    08/16/2017 5:20:38 AM PDT · by drpix · 65 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 8/14/17 | Matt Shuham
    McMaster’s character has come under attack recently from various online personalities and outlets aligned with the so-called “alt-right,” a movement of misogynists and white supremacists birthed in online message boards like 4chan. “I have had the pleasure of knowing General H.R. McMaster for many years, and greatly respect and admire his outstanding service to the nation,” McCain said in a statement. “The recent attacks upon him from the so-called ‘alt-right’ are disgraceful." “I hope the President will once again stand up for his national security adviser and denounce these repugnant attacks, which arise from the same purveyors of hatred and...
  • Trump's Press Conference Leaves Reporters 'Shaken,' 'Rattled'

    08/16/2017 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 181 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 08/16/17 | Mark Tapson
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) collected a few unintentionally hilarious Twitter responses from journalists who reported being shaken by President Donald Trump’s aggressiveness in an extraordinary press conference Tuesday that was centered on questions about the weekend’s violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman was actually physically ill: “I am totally rattled by that presser. Chest tight, stomach queasy. Feel sick”: Perhaps he should have his testosterone checked. It seems seriously depleted. But then, he does write for Vanity Fair. Magazine editor David Lytle tweeted his empathy for Sherman: “I vomited on election night. Today, I bawled for 20 minutes....
  • Trump-Backed Immigration Bill Has Many Critics, But Voters Like It

    08/16/2017 5:04:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Byron York
    Some Democrats and their advocates in the press have been quick to denounce the RAISE Act, the new immigration reform bill proposed by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Trump. "The Trump, Cotton, Perdue bill is rooted in the same anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and isolationist rhetoric that was a cornerstone of the Trump campaign," said senior House Democrats John Conyers and Zoe Lofgren. "A xenophobic half-measure," added Rep. Ed Markey. "A play to the xenophobic sentiments that lifted Trump to the presidency," wrote the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin. Now, though, a new poll shows broad...
  • The Left Is Doing Exactly What White Nationalists Want

    08/16/2017 3:59:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/15/2017 | Staff
    Extremism: It wasn't long ago that Americans were being told repeatedly not to overreact to Islamic terrorism, because that would only serve as a terrorist recruiting tool. That's worth remembering now, in the wake of the white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, Va. Harsh language, bitter attacks, backlash against attacks, accusing whole groups of being in bed with terrorists, were all, we were told again and again, "just what ISIS wants." "The Islamic State wants the West to overreact," was a typical comment over the years. One commentator complained after the Manchester bombing in England this summer that saturation coverage of...