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  • NPR Sued for $57MM in Defamation Lawsuit Over Seth Rich Coverage

    06/21/2018 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 2 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.
  • Jeff Sessions: Peter Strzok No Longer Has Security Clearance

    06/21/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 June 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer possesses his security clearance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.
  • As Gov. Brown ponders a California Supreme Court vacancy, another appointee defies expectations

    06/21/2018 3:51:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06-01-2018 | Maura Dolan
    ...Four years after her swearing-in, the Los Angeles County native and former U.S. Supreme Court practitioner has become the most unpredictable of Gov. Jerry Brown’s three appointees on the seven-member court. She is more likely than her Democratic colleagues to vote with the Republican appointees because of her “inherently lawyerly caution,” eschewing sharp shifts in the law, said Kirk C. Jenkins, an appellate lawyer who studies and writes about the court. Colleagues describe her as meticulous, hewing to the precise text of laws and ruling as narrowly as possible out of concern that a result in one case could have...
  • China will have the world's most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025

    06/21/2018 3:42:48 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/21/2018 | Amanda Macias
    China is currently testing the world's most powerful naval gun and people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report say it will be ready for war by 2025. Railguns use electromagnetic energy instead of gunpowder to propel rounds, and China's is capable of striking a target 124 miles away at speeds of up to 1.6 miles per second, according to the report. For perspective, a shot fired from Washington, D.C., could reach Philadelphia in under 90 seconds. Railguns have long appeared on Russian, Iranian and U.S. military wish lists as cost-effective weapons that give navies the might of a...
  • 'If You Have a Cheese Pizza...': Mulvaney Amazes Trump With Explanation of 'Ridiculous' Gov't

    06/21/2018 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21,2018
    Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gave an intricate and often eccentric explanation of redundancy and overlap in federal bureaucracy in a presentation that stunned the president and the press. "I call this the 'drain the swamp' cabinet meeting," Mulvaney said, adding that it has been about 100 years since the federal government was reorganized at this scale. He criticized the "Byzantine nature" by which the government regulates, creating headaches for business owners, employees and taxpayers. "If you have a cheese pizza, it's governed by the Food & Drug Administration. If you put a pepperoni on it, it's...
  • Jeh Johnson: Obama Administration Expanded Migrant Family Detention

    06/21/2018 3:28:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson reminded MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell Thursday of the Obama administration’s decision to expand the number of immigrant family detentions. A partial transcript follows: JEH JOHNSON: Illegal migration reacts sharply to perceived changes in enforcement policy — in the short term — but it always reverts back longer term to the longer term trends given the underlying condition of the so-called push factors in central America. So that is what President Trump and his administration have seen now over the last year. The numbers are 40 or 50,000 per month and they are obviously...
  • CNN Anchor Confronts Sen. Baldwin on Immigration: Did You Speak Up During Obama Admin?

    06/21/2018 3:18:58 PM PDT · by lionstar · 20 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jun 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is among the crop of Democrats suddenly sparking outrage over the condition of immigration detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Images of children placed in cages have been going viral. The problem is, the conditions are largely the same as they had been under President Obama. In fact, some of the photos being circulated look eerily similar to those taken in 2014. Baldwin was going on about the Trump White House's terrible policy on CNN, until Brooke Baldwin asked the senator if she was just as outraged during the Obama years. Not exactly, but she did...
  • National Border Patrol Council Identifies Peter Fonda as a ‘Domestic Terrorist’

    06/21/2018 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: National Border Patrol Council Identifies Peter Fonda as a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ After He Threatened to Kidnap Barron Trump On Thursday, the National Border Patrol Council identified Peter Fonda as a domestic terrorist. Peter Fonda threatened to kidnap First Son Barron Trump and put him in a cage with pedophiles from his Twitter account Wednesday. Fonda deleted the tweet, however; his Twitter account is still active. Twitter has taken no disciplinary action against the washed-up actor.
  • Illegal immigrant children cost $775/night in Tent City.

    06/21/2018 3:10:41 PM PDT · by babbabooey · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | Kyle Walsh
    Link Only HHS disclosed to CNBC that it costs $775 per night to detain an illegal immigrant child!
  • Antifa Reveals Identities of ICE Agents — Using Information Given by College Professor

    06/21/2018 2:46:46 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Antifa, the leftist group known for Brownshirt tactics, is at it again. It just tweeted out a list of 1,595 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents’ identities — information passed to it by a New York University college professor. As the Daily Caller reports: The Twitter account “nebraska antifa” sent out a tweet to its followers on Tuesday that linked to the personal information of ICE officers compiled from information found on LinkedIn. “Some enterprising hero archived the ICE employees listed on linkedin,” the tweet reads.
  • America Is Over, But I Won’t See It Go Without An Epic Fight

    06/21/2018 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Mafe · 82 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jesse Kelly
    Close your eyes and imagine holding someone’s scalp in your hands. I don’t mean cradling his skull as you thousand-yard-stare at his lifeless face. I mean a real scalp, Indian-style, of some enemy you just killed on the battlefield; somebody you hated and who hated you back. You killed him, won the day, carved off the top of his skull, and now you’re standing over him victorious on the now-quiet field of battle, with a quiet breeze blowing through your hair. Your adrenaline is still pumping with that primal feeling of victory and the elation of having survived when others...
  • In Trump’s North Korea diplomacy, China is the loser

    06/21/2018 2:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | Brahma Chellaney, Special to the Globe and Mail
    North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un’s latest visit to Beijing this week cannot obscure the fact that China, once the primary conduit between Washington and Pyongyang, is at risk of being largely left on the outside. The White House has eroded China’s leverage by establishing a direct telephone link — a virtual hotline — to Mr. Kim. In fact, U.S. President Donald Trump, by directly engaging Pyongyang over a nuclear and peace deal, has effectively cut out the middleman, China. Beijing, which values North Korea as a strategic buffer against the U.S. military presence in South Korea, has reason to be...
  • Russia Election Interference [perjury by Nuland]

    06/21/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 6 replies
    CSPAN ^ | June 20, 2018 | Senate Select Intelligence Committee
    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Witnesses included two officials who served under the Obama administration, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and former National Security Council Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel. Both witnesses discussed the timeline and initial government response to cybersecurity warnings about Russia and later told members that China would most likely be the next major cybersecurity threat to the U.S. at 35:30 Victoria Nuland testified that she "actively chose not to be part" of a briefing with Chris Steele...
  • Actor James Woods Slams Hillary And Her Faux Border Outrage

    06/21/2018 2:02:00 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 19, 2018 | S.Noble
    Actor James Woods silenced Hillary Clinton after she spewed fake outrage over the government’s longstanding immigration policy. He threw the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti scandals in her face. Hillary had tweeted: “Like so many others, I am horrified and heartbroken by what is happening to immigrant kids and families because of this administration’s disastrous policies.” Woods retorted: “Now do Haiti.”
  • Pentagon asked about housing 20K migrant children at military bases

    06/21/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration may place up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases starting as early as next month, according to a new Pentagon memo. The notification, sent to lawmakers on Wednesday and first reported by The Washington Post, says the Defense Department received a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “HHS has requested DOD determine its capabilities to provide up to 20,000 temporary beds for unaccompanied children at DOD installations,” the document states. If the Pentagon finds that it can provide such lodging, “the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requests the...
  • Uncle abandons 6-year-old illegal immigrant boy in Arizona desert

    06/21/2018 1:50:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    While official Washington’s attention has been focused this week on President Trump and illegal immigrant parents separated from their children, Border Patrol agents in Arizona spotted a completely different type of family separation. Agents say they were patrolling the border road near Lukeville, Arizona, on Tuesday night when the discovered a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy abandoned on the road in 100-degree heat. The child told the agents he’d been dropped off on the road by his uncle, who’d told him the Border Patrol would pick him up, agents said. The boy said his mother was an illegal immigrant living in...
  • Trump’s North Korea Play: a Ploy to Secure Vast Deposits of Rare Earth Elements?

    06/21/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Pepe Escobar
    It’s not far-fetched to consider ‘The Art of the Deal’ applied to North Korea’s allegedly vast rare earth resources. This may not be about condos on North Korean beaches after all. Arguably, the heart of the matter in the Trump administration’s embrace of Kim Jong-un has everything to do with one of the largest deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) in the world, located only 150 km northwest of Pyongyang and potentially worth billions of US dollars. All the implements of 21st century technology-driven everyday life rely on the chemical and physical properties of 17 precious elements on the periodic...
  • NOW THIS… Donald Trump Jr.’s Daughter Chloe Threatened: ‘We’re coming for Chloe, too’

    06/21/2018 1:41:58 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday actor Peter Fonda, brother of Hanoi Jane Fonda, threatened Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son Barron with rape. .....Snip..... Hollywood writer Pat Dussault decided to one-up Fonda. Dussault is from Canada. Dussault responded to Peter Fonda’s threat of Barron Trump by going after POTUS’ granddaughter and Donald Trump Jr.’s daughter Chloe.
  • Blue states raising barriers to faith-based adoptions

    06/21/2018 1:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Faith-based groups have an important role to play in clearing the backlog of foster children waiting to be placed with loving families, analysts say, yet several liberal jurisdictions have moved recently to create a barrier between faith and adoption. In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia, adoption agencies have been forced to shut their doors because of their conviction that children should be placed with a mother and a father. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said social science has shown consistently that children fare best when they are raised by a mother and father who stay together throughout...
  • WRAPUP-U.S. jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic manufacturing slows

    06/21/2018 1:21:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/21/2018 | Lucia Mutikani
    Weekly jobless claims drop 3,000 * Four-week average of claims falls 4,000 * Mid-Atlantic factory activity slows in June WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. Other data on Thursday showed a moderation in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in June amid a decline in new orders. Firms, however, continued to report overall increases in employment this month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended June 16, the Labor Department...