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  • Homeland Security pursues charges against leaders of sanctuary cities

    01/16/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by smileyface
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
  • President Nobama

    01/16/2018 5:04:05 PM PST · by randita · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/16/18 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy. Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton...
  • Media Narrative Destroyed: Doctor Says Trump is in Excellent Health and Fit to Serve

    01/16/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    During the White House press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson reported on the details of President Trump's recent physical, which was conducted last week at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. "His health is excellent right now," Jackson said. "He's fit for duty for the remainder of this term and another term if he is elected." "All clinical data indicates that the President is currently very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," he continued. "The purpose of the exam was to provide the public with an update of...
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • Aussie Complaints Headed to FBI on Clinton Foundation’s Dealings Down Under

    01/16/2018 4:39:15 PM PST · by bitt · 14 replies
    lifezette ^ | 1/16/2018 | Mark Tapscott
    Retired Australian police detective Michael Smith has accumulated startling evidence of millions of dollars mishandled. An Australian investigative journalist who is a retired police detective said Tuesday he has been asked to provide the FBI with details about multiple allegations of mishandling millions of dollars contributed to the Clinton Foundation by the Aussie government. “I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Michael Smith told LifeZette.
  • Durbin Gives Up the Ghost

    01/16/2018 4:38:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Durbin this afternoon on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN, Jake Tapper interviewing Dicky Durbin. DURBIN: Yesterday may be one of the most bizarre weeks I’ve ever experienced in Washington. I’ve been here a few hours. To be invited by the president on Tuesday to sit next to him, literally, at a meeting with 26 members of Congress and talk about immigration and hear the president say, “You send me a bill and I’ll sign it, I’ll take the political heat, now get down to work. You need a Cabinet Room, you can have a Cabinet Room. Let’s get it done.”...
  • This Is What Disrupting Washington Looks Like

    01/16/2018 4:14:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me just tell you what I firmly believe is going on, and that means it is what’s going on. In the first place — folks, never forget this — this is what disrupting the status quo in Washington looks like. And it’s gonna look like this every day that Trump is in office attempting to disrupt. This is what pushing back against the swamp looks like. Donald Trump was elected to do just this. The people that elected Donald Trump sent him there to turn upside down the way Washington has been working for all of these recent...
  • Senator Murray Blasts President Trump’s Health Care Sabotage as Uninsured Rate Spikes by Millions

    01/16/2018 3:17:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Jan 16 2018 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    (Washington, D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, issued a statement following the news that 3.2 million more individuals were uninsured by the end of 2017 as compared to the end of 2016. “The results are in and they are tragic. After a year of President Trump’s repeated sabotage—from putting up barriers to health care, cutting open enrollment, and expanding loopholes, to trying to throw the entire system into chaos—it’s concerning but unsurprising to learn that fewer families have insurance and the ability to get the health care they so badly need. President Trump’s...
  • Trump did ‘exceedingly well’ on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

    01/16/2018 2:52:38 PM PST · by EBH · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/2018
    At the president’s request, Jackson said that he reviewed a number of cognitive tests and then administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during Trump’s first presidential physical exam on Friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The 10-minute exam is designed to detect mild cognitive impairment, generally in older patients. Trump answered all 30 questions correctly, Jackson said. The test includes asking a patient to name several animals, draw a clock with the hands at a certain time, copy a cube and recall a short list of words, among others. Jackson said he has “no indication whatsoever that he...
  • White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

    01/16/2018 1:58:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2018 | Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor's determination that such testing wasn't necessary. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability," Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. He said the testing was conducted at the President's wishes, and the results were normal.
  • As net closes on Hillary’s mishandling of classified info, disturbing question arises about Trump

    01/16/2018 1:42:37 PM PST · by ManHunter · 39 replies ^ | 5 January 2018 | Allen West
    If there’s one thing I despise about politics today, it’s the very apparent double standard when it comes to the word “justice.” As reported by the Washington Examiner, “President Trump tweeted Tuesday there’s a double standard in the government’s treatment of Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin, pointing to Kristian Saucier, a former Navy sailor jailed for taking six photos inside a submarine. Petty Officer Saucier served 11 years in the U.S. Navy aboard a nuclear submarine. He plead guilty to the accused offense, he never attempted to shirk responsibility and accepted being held accountable. Now, President Trump invokes...
  • Pathetic Dems Grill DHS Secretary on Dicky Durbin’s Dirty Words

    01/16/2018 1:13:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite number 21. Kirstjen Nielsen (she’s the director of Homeland Security) testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration. She was in the meeting that Durbin claims Trump used that derogatory term to describe countries. She did really, really well today. I have three sound bites. But here’s one. This is an exchange with Patrick “Leaky” Leahy. LEAHY: Did President Trump use this word — or a substantially similar word — to describe citizen countries? NIELSEN: I did not hear that word used. No, sir. LEAHY: I’m not… That’s not the question. Did he use anything...
  • Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

    Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That's according to the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.
  • DHS boss hit with 's---' load of questions about President Trump's language [Trump didn't say it.]

    01/16/2018 12:36:24 PM PST · by familyop · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    “Sir, respectfully, I have answered this question repeatedly,” Nielsen finally told Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who was at least the third lawmaker to raise the issue.“I have nothing further to say about it.” She acknowledged several times that the meeting, aimed at reaching a bipartisan immigration deal, was “very impassioned” and said several of the lawmakers including Trump used “tough language.” However, she said she did not hear Trump use the racially-tinged word or words attributed to him.
  • GOP access to FBI files rattles agents caught in political fight [Fake News]

    01/16/2018 12:30:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Chris Strohm and Greg Farrell, Bloomberg
    The Justice Department's decision to give access to documents about FBI investigations to congressional Republicans risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say. Some officials view the department as capitulating to a small group of Republicans who are intent on helping President Donald Trump undermine the integrity of the FBI and, by extension, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election. It's the latest setback for a law enforcement agency that...
  • Trump's S-storm

    01/16/2018 12:19:20 PM PST · by TomFarnan · 5 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 15, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    President Trump took the unprecedented step of inviting the press to his opening negotiations with Congress on immigration reform. Especially following as it did in the wake of widespread reports that the president was clinically senile, his performance was brilliant. He defined the terms, controlled the room, counseled compromise, and made a public commitment to do the same – so much so that it threw his own supporters into a tizzy. The press was then dismissed from the discussions because real negotiation tends to get messy. As Otto von Bismarck once said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should...
  • Hungarian Patriots & An Internationalist Betrayal of America

    01/16/2018 12:19:13 PM PST · by Ohioan · 5 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | January 15, 2018 | William Flax
    Last November, Breitbart reported that a State Department Charge' d' Affaires, David Kostelancik, had awarded $700,000 to Hungarian media hostile to their Conservative Government, in order to promote "democracy and human rights programming," ahead of next spring's Hungarian election. The obvious intent, in the arrogant intrusion, being to punish Hungarians for refusing to allow their country to be invaded by "immigrants" with no ties to traditional Hungarian values. The report detailed the logical anger, of the Hungarian Government, at Kostelancik's flagrant attempt to meddle in their internal affairs. It also described the same rogue diplomat's previously expressed attack on President...
  • Watch: Cory Booker 'seething with anger' as he yells at DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen

    01/16/2018 11:56:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 176 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 Jan 18 | Anna Giaritelli |
    en. Cory Booker, D-N.J., was enraged during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday and admitted he was "seething with anger" over President Trump's alleged "shithole comments" and a Cabinet official's statement that she did not recall the incident. “I had tears of rage," Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump's "shithole countries" remark last week. "And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they're worried about what happened...
  • DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities

    01/16/2018 11:16:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 168 replies ^ | - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to...
  • Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise

    01/16/2018 11:07:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2018 | Jack Hellner
    The Democrats and their media allies did everything they could to defeat Trump's tax cuts and reforms. They continually lied to the public in a bid to make them believe that less than half of the taxpayers would actually get cuts and that the bill was meant to benefit only big, rich corporations. Therefore, we got all sorts of articles, obviously fed to journalists by left-wing think-tanks and Democratic politicos, claiming that the tax cuts aren't good or aren't performing as promised. So, two weeks into a ten-year program, we are now hearing whining that all the promises of the...