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  • Law-Breaking California Liberals Remind Me of Similar Times in American History

    03/08/2018 12:40:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was watching on CNN today. The Democrats have a genuine, radical, off-the-wall analyst/strategist named Cardona, Maria Cardona or something. She’s debating some guy on immigration and sanctuary cities, and she was really all over ICE. She says (summarized), “ICE, it’s like the Gestapo! I mean, they’re not… They’re not just focusing on the criminal illegals. They’re focusing on the people who are here without papers too!” I’m saying, “Well, what the hell are they if they’re not illegal?” As though we’re supposed to ignore that particular illegality, being here illegally and only go after those who have committed...
  • Marist poll: Trump job approval rating reaches highest point

    03/08/2018 12:27:21 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump’s job approval rating is at 42 percent according to a new Marist poll, the highest it’s been in the poll since he took office more than a year ago. Trump's approval rating rose from the 38 percent he received in the poll last month. And the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of Trump held at 24 percent from last month’s survey, an all-time high for the president.
  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 12:09:47 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
  • LARRY McDONALD "A TIME FOR ACTION"

    03/08/2018 11:47:35 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 3 8 2018 | Dick Bachert
    If you've been paying attention to the WAR going on between Trump and the Deep State up there in the DC swamp, you are aware that we're coming down to "crunch time."  One of the early - in MY lifetime - warriors against the ages old forces of darkness we now call the Deep State was Representative Larry McDonald.  Because some of you younger folks knew little or nothing about him, a few months ago, I sent out a link to a 6 minute video I posted to YouTube of my introduction of Larry at one of his last excellent...
  • President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Outlines the Milestones, Establishes the Expectations

    03/08/2018 11:45:14 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 3/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Something that now seems ordinary, until you think about it historically – and realize it is actually, stunningly, extraordinary, is the level of transparency President Trump has delivered to his administration. Citizen government by a person who understands the value of the camera and the opportunities of the microphone. Here President Trump frames a cabinet meeting with the media for over 20 minutes while outlining initiatives and objectives. No prior president has ever allowed even a small percentage of the deliberative access delivered by President Trump. POTUS keenly dominates the narrative; outlines the milestones; establishes the expectations and summarizes the...
  • North Idaho schools cut through the climate debate by teaching kids to think like scientists

    03/08/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | March 8, 2018 | By Wilson Criscione
    Somewhere in the process of digging down through 7 feet of snow near the top of a mountain, measuring the snowpack and jotting down numbers, Cheyenne Kiecker discovered something that, for her, felt impossible: Maybe she does like science after all. In February, Kiecker and her classmates studied the snow at Lookout Pass in North Idaho. She learned how the snow impacts the runoff into streams and rivers and lakes, how it affects the fish and the spring foliage, how it changes the wildfire season. And she's learned that in recent decades, the snowpack in the very spot she and...
  • Here's why raising the gun possession age could cost some crime victims their lives

    03/08/2018 11:31:17 AM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    The Florida House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill banning gun sales to anyone under 21, sending the measure to Gov. Rick Scott, who has not said whether he will sign it into law. More significantly, there is serious consideration in Congress of a similar national ban. On top of this, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, L.L. Bean and Kroger have all moved to discontinue gun sales to anyone under age 21. We all know what prompted these well-meaning actions. It was the horrific attack at a Florida high school last month by a 19-year-old that claimed the lives...
  • Mueller keeps fishing in back channels, casting a new fly line in Seychelles

    03/08/2018 11:28:16 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Oh, desperation, thy name is Robert Mueller! Or something like that. Going against all precedent to see a crime where there never was one, the special counsel is now pursuing the potential back channels Trump administration officials set up with the Russians in Seychelles shortly before he took office. According to a Washington Post
  • FBI Agent, Estranged Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Crownsville Home

    03/08/2018 11:25:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 3/8 | Phil Davis and E.B. Furgurson III
    An FBI agent and his estranged wife were killed in Crownsville Wednesday morning in what Anne Arundel County police say was a murder-suicide on the day the two were expected back in divorce court. Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of Arundel Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. Police said the caller had dialed 911 on behalf of another woman who “was being threatened by her recently estranged husband.” Upon arriving at the home, officers found a man and a woman outside a home who’d both been stabbed, the department said, adding that...
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces ‘America First’ Policy

    03/08/2018 11:22:14 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 7 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 8, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    USCIS Director Announces They Will Put America First In Mission Statement The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department announced that they will move towards an ‘America First’ approach to their responsibilities. They now promise to prioritize the the interests of American citizens in their decision-making as well as consider national security and safety as their primary concern moving forward. Why this wasn’t the case before is beyond me. Here’s the full statement by current USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna: “In my short time as director of USCIS, I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication that employees...
  • The Clinton Dossier Gang That Knew Nothing

    03/08/2018 11:16:57 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 8, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I know nothing,” isn’t just the motto of Sergeant Schultz. It’s also the Clinton motto. And Christopher Steele, the Brit whom the Clinton campaign hired to find out things for them, also knows nothing. Or at least that’s the theme of the sprawling New Yorker profile of Steele, his dossier and his associates. Steele, Jane Mayer, its authoress, tells us, is a brilliant researcher and we should take his word about all his allegations involving President Trump. Even the ones that aren’t true and don’t make any sense. But he doesn’t know anything.
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster [2002]

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Tuesday, December 10, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a...
  • How a Trade War Escalates: Europe retaliates against U.S. exports and Republican states.

    03/08/2018 10:37:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 128 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2018
    The European Union on Wednesday released its target list of retaliatory tariffs on American exports worth $3.5 billion if President Trump pushes ahead with his steel and aluminum tariffs. This is how Mr. Trump’s trade irruptions could imperil American exporters and become a destructive spiral. The EU is acting with some restraint—for now—in crafting a narrow list of items on which to impose tariffs, including bourbon, orange juice, corn, ladders and motor boats. None are vital to European industry, but they are politically shrewd in targeting exports from states represented by Republicans on Capitol Hill. The point is to punish...
  • Man Arrested Over Giving Teacher Sign Saying ‘Gun’

    03/08/2018 10:26:39 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 03/08/18 | Tom Knighton
    In the wake of Parkland, people are thinking of how vulnerable our schools may be. Right now, the debate is raging over how best to protect our children. Are school resource officers enough–that is, assuming they actually enter the building, of course–or should we allow teachers to be armed? It’s clear that something needs to be done. For one man in Wisconsin, doing something may well have included showing just how vulnerable one elementary school currently is. A Madison man has been arrested and banned from Shorewood Hills Elementary School after he handed a piece of cardboard with “gun” written...
  • Some of the California 'sanctuary' laws targeted by feds could be vulnerable, legal experts say

    03/08/2018 10:22:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Maura Dolan
    California's three new "sanctuary" laws, challenged in court this week by the Trump administration, face different hurdles and have varying vulnerabilities, legal experts said Wednesday. Law professors who read the lawsuit filed by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions generally described it as a credible challenge that presents complex legal questions that might wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. "The arguments made by the Justice Department are not at all lightweight arguments," said Pepperdine law school professor Douglas W. Kmiec. "They are quite substantial." The federal government has wide authority over matters of immigration, and Sessions has charged that California's new...
  • Congressional candidate cuts AR-15, possibly makes illegal SBR

    03/08/2018 10:20:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 03/08/18 | Chris Eger
    A Virginia Democrat vying for a seat in Congress wanted to take a public stand against guns, and got a lot of attention, though she may have inadvertently broken the law. Karen Mallard, one of a crowded field of challengers competing for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District — a seat currently held by a Republican — posted a video to social media Wednesday in which she takes a grinder to her husband’s AR-15 rifle and slices away the front part of the handguard and barrel. Mallard prefaced the act by saying she did not want the gun in her house and,...
  • Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!

    03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago
    An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . . When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer”...
  • Two Bills in Illinois General Assembly Mandates K-12 LGBTQ Contributions in American History

    03/08/2018 8:58:46 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | March 7, 2018 | CWA of Illinois
    In a brazen attempt to indoctrinate public school age children K-12 to embrace the LGBTQ lifestyle, State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) have sponsored SB 3249 and HB 5596 respectively. These bills are considered companion bills and are presently in their respective committees and gaining co-sponsors. It is unclear how soon these bills will move and build momentum so please pray and act as soon as possible.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' executive, 'killology' researcher invited to Trump's video game violence talk

    03/08/2018 8:32:58 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2018
    President Trump will discuss violent video games Thursday afternoon with a diverse group of industry leaders, lawmakers, and conservative cultural critics. A list of participants was shared by the White House a few hours ahead of the 2 p.m. event, called after Trump suggested last month that violent games may lead to mass shootings, a contention unsupported by mainstream scholarship. Industry representatives include Mike Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, a video game trade association that preemptively circulated pushback, video-game maker ZeniMax Media CEO Robert Altman, and Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick.
  • SWAT Officers Who Rushed to Scene of Parkland Shooting Without Permission Have Been Disciplined

    03/08/2018 8:27:11 AM PST · by rktman · 135 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/8/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two Miramar Police Department SWAT team members, Det. Jeffery Gilbert and Det. Carl Schlosser, were off duty and training at Coral Springs when they learned of the shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, where 17 people were killed. Instead of treating the two men as heroes, the SWAT's unit commander informed the two men that they had been temporarily suspended from their duties. They were unwanted, you see. “Effective immediately you have been suspended from the SWAT Team until further notice,” wrote Capt. Kevin Nosowicz, the unit’s commander, in a Feb. 22 memo obtained by the...