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  • Mayoral Challenger Massey Accuses de Blasio of Being Corrupt

    02/21/2017 9:59:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Zack Fink
    Paul Massey, a little-known Republican challenger to Mayor de Blasio, is swinging away, holding a press conference on Tuesday to accuse the mayor of being corrupt. Zack Fink filed the following report.Right out of the gate, Republican Paul Massey went after the mayor over alleged corruption. "I am here for a simple reason: Bill de Blasio is corrupt," Massey said. While there are multiple investigations looking into dealings at City Hall, the mayor has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Neither have any of his close aides. But that doesn't mean the mayor hasn't had to mount a legal defense....
  • AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Immigration Rules

    02/21/2017 9:44:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    For Immediate Release AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Immigration Rules WASHINGTON — AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s new rules on enforcing executive orders on immigration:“The rules announced today for implementing President Trump’s executive orders amount to nothing short of mass deportation. Instead of seriously addressing comprehensive immigration reform, this administration is throwing communities into chaos and fear.“America is made stronger by the generations of immigrants who have come here willing to work hard, play by the rules and pay their fair share — no matter where they are from. Today’s steps threaten...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald...
  • Have You Noticed Media Pushing a National Narrative of Anti-Semitism Today? – Here’s Why…

    02/21/2017 9:31:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/21/2017 | Sundance
    Many people are noticing a rather familiar, albeit oddly timed, leftist “anti-Semitism” narrative being pushed into the media broadcasts over the past 36 hours. Yes, it seems to have come out of no-where. Why? No-one is really understanding what’s going on. Understandably, the right-side of the political continuum are referencing the media push from the position of their own camp; that makes them defensive. However, the actual motive of the professional corporate media to push this meme has nothing to do with President Trump or republicans – it’s an internal maneuver and transparently Clintonian. {..snip..}
  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • Texas Pre-School Muslim Teacher Removed From Classroom After Tweeting ‘Kill Some Jews’

    02/21/2017 9:08:47 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | Pam Geller
    The Jew-hating Muslims among us. Ms. Salem, a teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington, Texas, tweeted vicious, murderous posts from her now-disabled Twitter account. Remarks such as: “kill some Jews,” and “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough…HAHAHAHA.” She is on leave “pending investigation.” Can you imagine a tweet saying “kill some Muslims”? The teacher would have been out for good immediately. Unemployable forever. That’s what needs to happen to this one. Imagine, this religious Nazi is teaching our children. {.. snip..}
  • Army veteran, 25, is charged with plotting ISIS attack on Kansas City that would have been '10 time

    A married army veteran has been arrested for plotting an ISIS style attack on Kansas City. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, from Columbia, Missouri, was taken into custody on Friday after meeting up with undercover FBI agents posing as terrorists who he'd been speaking to for months. They began watching him in August 2016 after being tipped off to social media accounts in which he described his hatred of the US and how he'd converted to Islam. He had allegedly agreed to supply weapons and help organize a Presidents' Day terror attack at bus and train stations across Kansas City....
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Law Let Gang Member Walk Free From Rikers

    02/21/2017 8:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Halper, Yoav Gonen and Carl Campanile
    An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor de Blasio’s “Sanctuary City” law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday. “This man is by his own admission a member of a violent street gang and he was released back into the community,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in New York. “Honoring a detainer request is not about politics, it is about keeping New York citizens safe.” Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez, an admitted member...
  • Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

    02/21/2017 8:46:51 PM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/17 | John Siciliano
    President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda with several other regulations. Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys general, the coal industry and hundreds of individual companies and industry groups.
  • Vanity: Live Report from UCSB - Ben Shapiro Lecture at Campbell Hall

    02/21/2017 8:19:02 PM PST · by RKV · 27 replies
    http://dailynexus.com/ ^ | 2/21/2017 | RKV Vanity - personal account
    Young America Foundation and the UCSB Republicans sponsored a lecture by author Ben Shapiro this evening. They overcame objections by the UCSB Black Students Union who attempted to cancel the lecture. Shapiro was well received by an overflow audience of over 700 students and community members with a modest line out the door. He spoke on a number of topics, emphasizing American greatness and opportunity. Seven police officers were seen outside the auditorium in case of protests. Shapiro last spoke at UCSB in 2013, has been banned from speaking engagements at other universities and was escorted off the CSU Los...
  • WKU President Gary Ransdell cannot support WKU becoming a sanctuary campus

    02/21/2017 8:11:22 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WBKO ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | WBKO News Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WKU President Gary Ransdell says the university will work to protect all of the students, but he cannot support WKU declaring itself a sanctuary campus. In a letter to Dr. Kate Hudepohl, the Chair University Senate, Dr. Ransdell writes: "Thank you for the University Senate Resolution on Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrant Students and Campus Community Members Affected by Executive Orders. It was received in my office on Friday, February 17, 2017. I have studied the Senate action carefully. While I am supportive of the spirit behind the Senate Resolution, I cannot support WKU declaring itself...
  • Manbij Military Council: We will fight Turkish army if they attack Manbij

    02/21/2017 8:02:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 February 2017 | none stated
    The Manbij military council, a multi-ethnic assembly for the various groups that successfully liberated Manbij from the Islamic State (IS) group last year, has responded to Turkish plans to capture Manbij, Raqqa and even Afrin after their assault on al-Bab as part of the Turkish army’s Euphrates Shield operation.Speaking to Firat News Agency (ANF), the Manbij Military Council announced that they will not accept any kind of military intervention by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups it is backing, adding that Manbij will be defended if any such attack comes.The Manbij Military Council members also said that the Turkish army has been...
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Turkey Will Be Alone If It Attacks Syria’s Kurds in This City Don’t mess with Manbij

    02/21/2017 7:50:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2-19-17 | Paul Iddon
    For months now the Turkish government has been threatening to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said multiple times that once the Turkish military and its Free Syrian Army allies seize the nearby city of Al Bab from the Islamic State, they will march on Manbij. The Turkish army is presently bogged down in Al Bab, where the operation is at a critical juncture. Premature reports in the pro-government Turkish press and statements by Turkish officials that declare the city...
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says

    02/21/2017 7:37:11 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 67 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and TED MANN
    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants,” Mr. Spicer...
  • Schumer: Dems Can Block Gorsuch, Effort to Repeal Obamacare

    02/21/2017 7:24:53 PM PST · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Democrats in the Senate have enough power to block President Donald Trump nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Neil Gorsuch and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Schumer said, “They need 60 votes. And I believe — if Gorsuch keeps it up he’ll have a rough road to hoe to get those 60 on votes.” When asked about the Democrats power, he added, “We have enough to block to Gorsuch … People ask, do the Democrats have power? Are we in charge? No which means we...
  • 'LET US PREY' … ON MELANIA TRUMP

    02/21/2017 7:23:10 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Melania Trump has too many negatives to win the affections of envy-prone Americans. She is rich, tall, intelligent, well traveled, elegant, professionally accomplished, slim, stylish and photogenic in—or out of-- designer togs. She is devoted to family, lives in spectacular homes and travels by private jet. Worst of all, she won the heart of the most powerful man on the planet. At a recent Trump rally in Florida, she had the gall to pray. She read the Lord’s Prayer, into a microphone, no less. Heaven help us. There is enough in that magnificent creature to make smaller minds in every...
  • Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 7:16:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Ian Simpson
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have barred the state from providing funds to clinics that perform abortions not covered by Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 3 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • What's really happening in Syria's al-Bab?

    02/21/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | February 21, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Qatar, Akar announced that the operation in al-Bab was over. He said Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies had retaken the town. There was every reason to believe the statement, since it was a military matter and the statement came...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • French presidential candidate Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon's mufti

    02/21/2017 6:47:25 PM PST · by fruser1 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2017 | AP
    BEIRUT – France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.
  • U.S. Govt. Prosecuting Elderly Army Vet for “Posting” American Flags in VA Facility

    02/21/2017 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Will Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American Flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility? The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in federal court next month under new DOJ leadership. The military veteran faces up to six months in jail for the ghastly offense of affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country. Judicial Watch reached out to Sessions’ office but has not heard back from the new Attorney General after...
  • Milo Is the Mini-Donald

    02/21/2017 6:42:54 PM PST · by madprof98 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/21/17 | Frank Bruni
    If you halved Donald Trump’s age, changed his sexual orientation, gave him a British accent and fussed with his hair only a little, you’d end up with a creature much like Milo Yiannopoulos. He could be Trump’s lost gay child. In fact, Yiannopoulos, 33, has a habit of referring to Trump, 70, as “Daddy.” Trump the father and Yiannopoulos the son are both provocateurs who realize that in this day and age especially, the currency of celebrity isn’t demeaned by the outrageousness and offensiveness through which a person achieves it. Both are con men, wrapping themselves in higher causes, though...
  • Durbin Statement On DHS Mass Deportation Guidelines

    02/21/2017 6:42:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/20/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement in response to leaked memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration.  "These guidelines are now the official policy of the Trump Administration, implementing the President's mass deportation Executive Orders. I have called on my counterpart on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Chairman John Cornyn, to hold hearings on these orders—we need an immediate public examination in Congress of these heavy-handed, anti-family policies. The Senate should also pass the bill...
  • North Carolina Muslim charged with threatening non-Muslims, had AK-47 and ammo

    02/21/2017 6:40:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/21/17 | Robert Spencer
    “Don’t go to Cary tomorrow….For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning.”For Garrett Grimsley, it looks more like the end, at least for now. But the key question is this: where did this apparent convert to Islam learn his understanding of Islam? Who taught him? Or are authorities, as also, content to wave away that uncomfortable question with the claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?“Cary man accused...
  • Great news: Feds probing VA employees as opioid thefts sharply increase

    02/21/2017 6:38:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/21/17 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress and governors have clamored for action in the face of a rising tide of opioid addition and deaths, but part of the trouble might come from inside the government itself. The Associated Press reported yesterday that the federal government has launched investigations into the Veterans Administration for widespread theft of opioids. They suspect that doctors, nurses, and other employees have “siphoned off” opioids and helped to fuel the black market: Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA...
  • Kurdish forces reach Euphrates River east of Raqqa amid massive ISIS collapse

    02/21/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 21/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces have officially reached the northern bank of the Euphrates River EAST of Raqqa… New batch of villages liberated pic.twitter.com/81MTH9WOi0— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) February 21, 2017 Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad...
  • [LONDON] STRAIGHT COUPLE LOSE COURT BATTLE TO ENTER INTO CIVIL PARTNERSHIP

    02/21/2017 6:29:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    BREITBART LONDON ^ | 2/21/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A heterosexual couple have lost their legal battle to enter into a civil partnership.Academics Rebecca Steinfeld, 35, and Charles Keidan, 40, wanted to secure legal recognition of their seven-year relationship by entering into a civil partnership, rejecting marriage as they claim it carries “patriarchal baggage”. However, they have been prevented from doing so because the Civil Partnership Act 2004 stipulates that only same-sex couples are eligible.In November the couple, who have a seven-month-old daughter, challenged a decision by High Court judge Mrs Justice Andrews to dismiss their judicial review action. But on Tuesday their challenge was in turn dismissed by the Court...
  • Former Gitmo detainee blows himself up in Iraq, ISIS claims responsibility

    02/21/2017 6:22:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near Mosul it said was carried out by a British suicide bomber, the SITE Intelligence Group reported. “The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Zakariya al-Britani — may Allah accept him — detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul,” the claim quoted by SITE said. The ISIS statement did not say when the bombing occurred. Abu Zakariya al-Britani was identified by BBC as Ronald Fiddler, a Brit who was seized by US forces in Afghanistan and taken...
  • Donald Trump Junks Barack Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policies

    02/21/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump is junking former President Barack Obama’s unpopular federal pro-transgender policies, according to the White House spokesman. The policy reversal will likely protect single-sex civic groups and institutions — including single-sex bathrooms — across the nation from lawsuits and will put new pressure on federal judges to preserve the central role of biology in defining whether a person is male or female.
  • Danes Fighting for ISIS Were Paid Welfare Benefits, Government Says

    02/21/2017 6:20:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2/21/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating the country’s generous welfare system. About 145 Danes have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for militant groups since 2012, according to the Danish security and intelligence services. Officials said this week that they had identified a number of Danish citizens who, while receiving government disability pensions, had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. “It is a huge scandal that we are paying out money...
  • Racist dodges jail after SPITTING in baby’s face and yelling: ‘Whites shouldn’t breed'

    02/21/2017 6:18:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/21/17 | Joshua Nevett
    Callous Rezzas Abdulla spewed saliva all over the pram of little Layla-Jean in the sickening race-hate attack last January. Stunned mum Rebecca Telford, 25, was walking through South Shields with the tot when Abdulla launched his unprovoked attack, a court heard. The 33-year-old leant over the baby’s pram and spat in her face before shouting the racially motivated tirade, prosecutors said. Abdulla was convicted of racially aggravated common assault at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. But Abdulla, who has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white females, walked free from court without a jail term.
  • Trump Administration Strips Funding For Illegal Aliens, Reallocates Money to Victims of Their Crimes

    02/21/2017 6:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House briefing room Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump's recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books. "This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed," Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign...
  • Road collapse closes Highway 41 access to Yosemite National Park at Fish Camp

    02/21/2017 6:15:10 PM PST · by daisy12 · 20 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 21 2017 | Jim Guy
    Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park is closed at Fish Camp, the California Highway Patrol and park officials reported Tuesday. Caltrans reported the roadway is closed eight-tenths of a mile south of the park at Summerdale Campground. The agency doesn’t project the roadway reopening until March 10. A washout Feb. 9 eroded the southbound shoulder of the highway, said Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth. Since then, Caltrans has had one-way traffic controls in place while agency workers inspected the roadway several times a day. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans workers noticed the northbound lane was starting to sink and banned tour buses...
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

    02/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
  • Wow! George Takei Advocated Pedophilia with 13 Year-Olds — Will Pizza Hut Drop Him?

    02/21/2017 6:14:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/21/17 | Jim Hoft
    CPAC canceled Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech today after a #NeverTrump group released audio of Milo allegedly promoting pedophilia.But it wasn’t taht long ago that Pizza Hut spokesman was advocating sex between children and adults.George Takei apparently doesn’t think it’s child molestation as long as the 13-year-old boy finds the adult male attractive. Radio anchor: Were you molested?George Takei: No. Because I thought he was attractive. And he was. Skip to 2:20 for Takei’s damning comment! George Takei did an ad for Super Bowl 2017. Wow! The #Milo story is now burning @GeorgeTakei who romanticized/promoted being molested when he was 13yrs old!...
  • Notorious ‘Never Trump’ Org Funded Group Behind Milo Controversy

    02/21/2017 6:06:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/17 | Rob Shimshock
    The group that accused Milo Yiannopoulos of defending pedophilia is funded by an anti-Trump, pro-McMullin PAC that once tweeted “we hate white children.”The Reagan Battalion Facebook page, which alleged Monday that Yiannopoulos supported pedophilia, has a link under Contact Info that directs visitors to a web domain titled, “stopdonaldtrumppac.com.” The domain no longer resolves, but a screenshot of the site can be found here.The Stop Trump PAC also has a Twitter account from which it once tweeted the phrase “we hate white children,” which has since been deleted: The Reagan Battalion posted to Facebook several anti-Trump and pro-Evan McMullin (2016 presidential...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Colonial Times Quiz - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:59:56 PM PST · by LUV W · 88 replies
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  • Pence Appears To Support EU

    02/21/2017 5:57:22 PM PST · by KyCats · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday in which Pence affirmed United States commitment to the European Union while also raising questions as to whether the U.S. supports the European Union’s “freedom of movement.” In the Monday press conference, President Tusk emphasized a particular portion of his meeting with Vice President Pence, saying, “I asked the vice president directly if he shared my opinions on three key matters: the international order, security, and the attitude of the new American administration towards the European Union.” Tusk continued, “In reply to...
  • Dinesh D'Souza live stream now at Columbia University. 8:30 p.m. est Feb. 21, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:57:16 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 5 replies
    Young America's for Freedom ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Young America's Foundation
    Dinesh D'Souza Speaking Now at Columbia University.
  • Fake News NYT Reporter Walter Duranty to Appear in Two Major Films

    02/21/2017 5:46:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Long before the fake news reports by such fake news New York Times reporters as Jayson Blair and Herbert Matthews, there was fake news reporter Walter Duranty who wrote fake news stories for the same newspaper about Joseph Stalin's systematic 1932/33 starvation of Ukrainian peasants...the Holodomor. Although Duranty has been written about in the past, movie audiences will soon see him portrayed on the big screen in two major motion pictures. The first of these movies  is "Bitter Harvest," which focuses on the Holodomor itself, opens in movie theaters on February 24. Here is a trailer.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas from Slashing Medicaid Dollars Earmarked for Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 5:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/21 | Paul J. Weber
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program. Texas is now at least the sixth state where federal courts have kept Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for non-abortion services, although a bigger question remains over whether President...
  • DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS

    02/21/2017 5:28:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2017 | 3:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government’s efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims. The memo creates the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE) office, which will act as “liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” VOICE will address victims’ concerns and provide information regarding the enforcement actions and immigration status of the perpetrator. […] The memo also reallocates “any and all resources” currently used to advocate for illegal aliens and terminates “outreach and advocacy services” provided to them. …
  • Swedish Police: Government Covering Up Huge Migrant Crime Spree

    02/21/2017 5:23:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    A Swedish police officer put his career and even his liberty on the line — in Sweden, even the truth can get you jailed for “hate speech” — to give his countrymen what he viewed as an urgent warning. Writing on social media, the senior detective, Peter Springare, explained that Swedish authorities were covering up a massive crime wave among primarily African and Middle Eastern migrants that has law-enforcement and the rest of society's institutions on the brink. The revelations, subsequently echoed by another officer who stepped forward to confirm Springare's report, blew a giant hole in the Swedish government's...
  • Poll: Americans oppose sanctuary cities, support Trump’s immigration agenda

    02/21/2017 5:21:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    A poll released today found that Americans are overwhelmingly against sanctuary cities. From the Hill: A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with…A majority — 52 percent — say they support Trump’s two executive orders allowing for the construction of a southern border wall, increasing the number of immigration officers by 10,000 and finding a way to revoke federal funds for sanctuary cities.The crackdown on sanctuary cities is the...
  • Lawsuit aims to stop transgender teen from wrestling with girls

    02/21/2017 5:19:29 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 29 replies
    fox4 news.com ^ | 2/21/17 | fox 4 news staff
    <p>EULESS, Texas - Just days before a state competition, a transgender Euless Trinity High School wrestler has been put into the middle of a lawsuit filed against the University Interscholastic League.</p> <p>The suit demands the UIL prohibit the student from competing in girls wrestling competitions.</p>
  • Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild 'depleted' force

    02/21/2017 5:02:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    From the Air Force to the Army, America's military service branches are busy preparing ambitious proposals to expand, as President Trump renews his pledge to rebuild a fighting force he says has become "depleted." "Our country will never have had a military like the military we're about to build and rebuild,” Trump said at last week’s press conference. “It won't be depleted for long." The president made rebuilding the military a centerpiece of his campaign, and sent a fresh signal of his intentions with his choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster – who for months has sounded...
  • No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists

    02/21/2017 4:55:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 18 February 2017 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The media targeted former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, for consulting for deposed Ukrainian president’s (Yanukovich’s) Party of the Regions. He also worked for billionaire oligarch, Firtash, who stands accused of skimming billions in the Ukraine gas trade in league with Russian oligarchs. The media also singled out Trump’s former national security advisor, General Michael Flynn, for attending a dinner with Putin and appearing on Russia’s foreign propaganda network RT. Trump’s own Russian ties were the subject of intense media coverage of an unverified opposition-research report purportedly prepared by an ex-British spy, who remains in hiding. It seems no enterprising...