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  • Donald Trump to Paul Ryan: Stop Wasting Your Time on Immigration

    06/22/2018 5:45:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump has expressed his support for Republican immigration legislation, but he signaled his frustration with the process on Friday on Twitter. “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November,” he wrote after Republican leadership delayed a compromise vote for a second time on Thursday night.
  • Massachusetts has lost Teddy K’s art of the Washington deal

    06/22/2018 5:42:45 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 22 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s flip flop over sending a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to the southern border practically guarantees elimination of Greater Boston as a site for a new U.S. Army headquarters and the 500 jobs that go with it. Not that Boston was going to get it anyway — given the nasty anti-Donald Trump attitude of the state’s top political figures, including the Republican governor. But it had a shot, mainly because it has the academic, research and business climate the army was looking for. However, Baker’s protest about the “inhumane” Trump policy of separating immigrant children from their parents...
  • McCain’s Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/22/2018 5:37:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21,2018 | Judicial Watch Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • New Jersey AG Attacks Right to buy Gun Parts & Learn How to Make Guns

    06/22/2018 4:33:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns have been made by individuals as long as there have been guns. In the United States, it has always been legal to own the means of production to make your own guns. It has always been legal to make your own. Hobbyists have been making firearms as long as the United States has existed. The national war on the Second Amendment started in the 1930's. Passed in 1934, the National Firearms Act required a license to make some guns for commercial sale. A federal tax stamp was required to own short barreled rifles and shotguns, and guns that can...
  • House lawmakers step up probe on green groups' international work

    06/22/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Jun 2018 | Valerie Volcovici
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of environmental groups’ work with foreign countries, requesting that the Center for Biological Diversity turn in a list of documents detailing their work with Japanese officials. It was the third action that Representatives Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman have taken this month to put a spotlight on foreign governments’ relationship with green groups, who they allege can be used to influence U.S. policy or national security. {snip} Last week, the lawmakers sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis asking him to provide information about environmental litigation against...
  • Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

    06/21/2018 11:54:05 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-21-18 | Gustavo Palencia
    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father. The powerful original photograph, taken at the scene of a border detention by Getty Images photographer John Moore, became one of the iconic images in the flurry of media coverage about the separation of families by the Trump administration. Dozens of newspapers and magazines around the globe published the picture, swelling the tide of outrage...
  • SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

    06/21/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution. The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges who....
  • THE REAL CHILD ABUSERS OF BORDER INSECURITY

    06/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    What the media has been falsely calling President Trump’s family separation policy began with Hollywood actor Ed Asner’s housekeeper and a lawsuit by the ACLU during the Reagan administration. The issue was child trafficking. Teenage girls were being smuggled into the United States. Some were being sent on to their illegal alien family members in the United States. Others were being sent to the United States as cheap labor or being trafficked for prostitution. People purporting to be family members might show up asking for them to be released into their custody. And immigration authorities were faced with a horrible...
  • Radio’s Ray Lucia wins at Supreme Court

    06/21/2018 9:15:52 PM PDT · by Kozy · 18 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | 6/21/2018 | Don Bauder
    Ray Lucia, who gives investment advice in a nationally syndicated radio program, today (June 21) won his case at the Supreme Court. The high court split 7 to 2 in Lucia’s favor. It was not a surprise, because of the court’s current conservative bent. An administrative law judge had banned Lucia from the securities industry in 2013 on the grounds that his Buckets of Money investment strategy used false information. In September of 2015, the full commission upheld the administrative law judge’s ban.
  • North Korea media tone down anti-US rhetoric

    06/21/2018 8:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris and Kang Buseong
    For decades, the US was a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” in the eyes of North Korea’s propagandists. Then almost overnight the hate stopped. Following a landmark summit between Pyongyang and Washington on June 12, anti-US vitriol has disappeared from state media reports — a development that some analysts see as preparing North Koreans for a new era in relations between the two long-time adversaries. “The anti-American slant is just gone. North Korea appears to be preparing people for a new beginning,” said Peter Ward, an expert at Seoul National University who studies the North’s propaganda. The changes in Pyongyang’s rhetoric...
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their….

    06/21/2018 7:44:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | 6/21/18 | Jim Hoft
    """HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their Heads… Under Obama"""" The Associated Press is running a horrific story today on how immigrant children were allegedly stripped naked, handcuffed, strapped down with bags over their head and beaten at a refugee facility in Virginia. An anonymous plaintiff is suing the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center for the abuse he endured at the facility. The teen came here from Mexico. He was a troubled kid and wound up in the high security facility. Now he’s suing the government for abuse he says he endured at the...
  • Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance

    06/21/2018 7:30:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Julia Manchester
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions disclosed Thursday that FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance. "Mr. Strzok as I understand has lost his security clearance," Sessions stated during a radio interview on "The Howie Carr Show." The Hill has reached out to the Justice Department for further comment. Sessions's remark comes after Strzok's attorney confirmed on Tuesday that the counterintelligence agent was escorted from the FBI building amid an internal review of his conduct. Strzok has been at the center of ire on the right over private text messages he exchanged with then-FBI attorney Lisa Page that blasted...
  • Activists vandalize billboard to blast ICE: ‘We made kids disappear’(Video)

    06/21/2018 6:59:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    (The SJW vandals posted their video. See link) A group of activists vandalized a California billboard early Thursday to criticize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) amid backlash to the Trump administration’s previous policy separating children from families who illegally cross the southern border. The blue billboard from a junk company featuring a photo of a surprised child originally read “We make junk disappear,” according to The Mercury News. It was redone to read “We make kids disappear - I.C.E.” A group called Indecline, a self-described “activist art collective,” took credit for the vandalized billboard online. A video posted on social...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS...

    06/21/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 138 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces. For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.
  • Going shopping? N.J. wants to impose fees on bags, but critics say it won't stop littering

    06/21/2018 3:54:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | Michael Sol Warren
    In the battle against litter in the Garden State, plastic bags have been public enemy number one. Several municipalities, mostly along the Shore, have acted on their own to limit plastic bag use either through fees or bans. But for years, efforts for statewide regulation of the bags has failed to gain traction. Now, state lawmakers have decided that it is time to move forward. A new fee on plastic and paper shopping bags is being pushed through the state legislature: The bill cleared budget committees in both the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday and could be passed as early...
  • Rhode Island bill would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he files his tax returns

    06/21/2018 6:05:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rhode Island’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would keep candidates off the presidential ballot in their state if they don’t release five years' worth of tax returns, according to the Providence Journal. Sen. Gayle Goldin (D), who sponsored the bill, noted that every presidential candidate since Richard Nixon released their tax returns voluntarily until President Trump ran for office. Trump has repeatedly claimed that he cannot release his tax returns because he is under audit, but the IRS said an audit does not prevent a candidate from releasing their personal tax information. Goldin argued that “tax returns...
  • Trump: GOP needs Dem votes for immigration bills, complains Dems 'won't vote for anything'

    06/21/2018 6:00:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump on Thursday blamed House Democrats for refusing to support two GOP immigration proposals, accusing them of exacerbating the ongoing crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border. The tweet came hours after a hardline Republican immigration proposal failed in the House and shortly after Republican leaders agreed to postpone a vote on a centrist compromise bill. "You cannot pass legislation on immigration whether it be for safety and security or any other reason including 'heart,' without getting Dem votes. Problem is, they don’t care about security and R’s do. Zero Dems voted to support the Goodlatte Bill. They won’t vote for...
  • House GOP leaders push immigration vote to next week (Amnesty?)

    06/21/2018 5:53:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Juliegrace Brufke and Melanie Zanona
    House GOP leaders in a surprise move Thursday night pushed back a vote on a compromise immigration bill until next week, underscoring the difficulty they're facing in winning votes — and how the stakes have been raised by the crisis at the border. The decision to delay the vote, which had already been postponed from Thursday to Friday, followed a two-hour conference meeting designed to brief members on the measure’s contents.Lawmakers, many of them worried about backing a measure that conservatives have described as providing amnesty to some undocumented workers, had complained that they didn’t have enough time to read...
  • NPR Sued for $57MM in Defamation Lawsuit Over Seth Rich Coverage

    06/21/2018 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A $57 million defamation lawsuit has been filed against National Public Radio over their 2017 report that accused Texas-based financial advisor Ed Butowsky of colluding with President Donald Trump and Fox News to plant stories about slain DNC staffer Seth Rich.