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  • Former Obama State Dept. Spox: Gee, I'm Offended That People Think The Left Hates Christians

    03/23/2018 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | March 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, does the Left hate Christianity?  There have been a more than a few disconcerting moments from the news media and others, where they’ve attacked people’s faiths. You had The View’s Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, saying he was mentally ill in February. Behar apologized to Pence personally, which we only found out through an ABC shareholders meeting earlier this month. Pence accepted the apology, but wanted a public one as well. On March 13, Behar publicly apologized (via WaPo): “I think Vice President Pence is right; I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I...
  • Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after reality show drama

    03/23/2018 3:44:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard. Trump said he was very disappointed in the package, in part because it did not fully pay for his planned border wall with Mexico and did not extend protection from deportation to some 700,000 Dreamer immigrants...
  • President Donald J. Trump is Unveiling an America First National Space Strategy

    03/23/2018 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    White House ^ | March 23, 2018 | Pres. D.J. Trump
    Our travels beyond the Earth propel scientific discoveries that improve our lives in countless ways here, right here, at home: powering vast new industry, spurring incredible new technology, and providing the space security we need to protect the American people. -- President Donald J. Trump AMERICA FIRST AMONG THE STARS: President Trumps National Space Strategy works within his broader national security policy by putting Americas interests first. The Trump administrations National Space Strategy prioritizes American interests first and foremost, ensuring a strategy that will make America strong, competitive, and great. The new strategy emphasizes dynamic and cooperative interplay between the...
  • Judge to determine if explicit personal videos should be recalled in Twin Peaks case (Waco)

    03/23/2018 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    Wacotrib ^ | 3/23/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for former Twin Peaks shootout defendant Cody Ledbetter asked a judge on Friday to order the McLennan County District Attorney's Office to recall sexually explicit photos and videos of Ledbetter and his wife that the DA's office distributed to 177 Twin Peaks defendants as part of the discovery process. The DA's office dismissed the criminal case against Ledbetter, a 28-year-old diesel mechanic from Waco with no criminal record, last week, four days before a jury panel was to report to fill out questionnaires and ahead of his April 2 trial date. While Ledbetter said he was relieved to...
  • Under Trump, Elizabeth Warren Suddenly Discovers the Downside of Unaccountable.....

    03/23/2018 3:29:56 PM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | March 21, 2018 | A. Barton Hinkle
    ... Federal AgenciesIf Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had taken a page out of Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas' book, she might not be in the pickle she is today. Warren (is spitting mad) at Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director who does double duty heading up an agency whose creation Warren championed: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB's previous director was an ideological ally of Warren. Since Mulvaney took over, Warren has ripped the agency's decisions. Warren (said) Mulvaney is giving "the middle finger" to consumers, and she (railed at) Mulvaney's indifferent response to the 10...
  • Pennsylvania school wants to arm students with rocks to protect them against active shooters

    03/23/2018 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    Schools nationwide are debating President Trumps call to arm teachers and security guards with guns while one Pennsylvania school is getting attention for its last line of defense. Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel made headlines recently after testifying to lawmakers at the state capitol that his students could be armed with rocks in case of an active shooter lockdown.
  • A smoking gun? Senator Weinberg denies confiscation quote

    03/23/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger blog ^ | May 10, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    I received a link to the above video from several gun-rights advocates, including Scott Bach of the New Jersey Association of Rifle and Pistolc Clubs (see press release here). It's a recording of the end of a Thursday meeting of the state Senate Budget Committee at which several gun-control bills were considered. The first voice is that of Chairman Paul Sarlo. After he wraps up the meeting, it sounds like someone says "We needed a bill to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate." As to just who that someone is, it's difficult to tell. It could be anyone who was near the head...
  • Does the Universe Care About Stephen Hawking?

    Famed scientist Stephen Hawking died earlier this week at the age of 76. He is largely regarded as one of the most important physicists in history. Of course, the tributes came pouring in. While most commemorated his genius and determination to transcend the debilitating effects of ALS, others attempted more nuanced commentary. Like USA Today which took Hawkings death as opportunity to remind us of the physicists view that Heaven is a fairy story. Hawking, who died at 76, spoke candidly in a 2011 Guardian interview about what he believes happens when people die. He told the Guardian that while...
  • The biggest spending bill loser: President Trump

    03/23/2018 3:10:04 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 118 replies
    NBC ^ | March 23 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    President Donald Trump lost bigly when Congress voted for a $1.3 trillion spending bill that repudiates many of his top policy goals and much of his rhetoric. He didn't get the money he wanted for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico or a provision cutting off federal funds for "sanctuary cities." Lawmakers not only ignored his fiscal 2018 budget's elimination of scores of federal programs, they increased spending for many of those on his target list. And Congress provided seed cash for a New York-New Jersey tunnel project that Trump tried to kill.
  • FedGov Shutdown. So What? (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 3:08:32 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 13 replies
    Self ^ | March 23, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Now that President Trump didn't veto this monster spending bill, I believe it was more about the threat of Fedgov shutdown than the immediacy to re-build our military. He would be the target because of the MSM hating Trump, while those media outlets being a blatant supporter of all things Democrat/Liberal and even Socialism.
  • Lessons for Today from Reagans 1982 Deficit Reduction Compromise

    03/23/2018 3:05:07 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2011 | Mike Brownfield
    Want some perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations and calls for tax increases in exchange for spending cuts? You might want to consider a cautionary tale dating back to 1982 when President Ronald Reagan agreed to a deficit-reduction compromiseand a result he didnt bargain for. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, who served under President Reagan, and Heritage Action for Americas Michael Needham write in todays USA Today of the agreement Reagan struck in 1982 in hopes of tackling high deficits. He agreed to a modest increase in business taxes (which he didnt like) in exchange for spending cuts (which...

    03/23/2018 2:46:33 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 33 replies
    After today's fiasco, changes are needed. United States cannot afford this nonsense.There's too much waste and greed for things to continue as is.Congress has shown time and time again that it's out of control.This country needs to clean up it's act and either give the sitting President the power of a line item veto. Or send the government addicts home after 2 terms.What do you think? Also, end federal government pensions now!
  • Trump orders DOJ to issue rule banning bump stocks

    03/23/2018 2:39:34 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump on Friday announced that the Department of Justice would issue a new rule banning bump stocks. In a tweet, Trump announced that he was directing DOJ to reverse a 2010 decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) that classified bump stocks as firearm parts so the devices could be banned under current laws that prohibit owning fully automatic weapons. Trump blamed the legalization of bump stocks on the Obama administration. "Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a...
  • U.S. Stocks End Worst Week in Years

    03/23/2018 2:39:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2018 | Akane Otani, Riva Gold and Michael Wursthorn
    Shares of banks and technology firms dragged markets sharply lower Friday, punctuating the worst week for major U.S. stock indexes in more than two years. Fridays selling highlighted investors increasing anxiety over a range of concerns, including the White Houses increasingly protectionist trade agenda, rising interest rates and collapsing bets on technology giants that had powered much of the stock markets rally until recently. The Dow industrials lost more than 1,100 points in the weeks final two sessions. Financial stocks in the S&P 500 dropped 3% Friday, with Bank of America and Morgan Stanley falling nearly 5% apiece. Tech stocks...
  • Harvard students can soon report professors for offensive remarks made in class

    03/23/2018 2:38:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Harvard University is expanding course evaluations to allow students to report professors who say offensive things in class or make them feel uncomfortable. The update to the Q Guide, the online course evaluation system at Harvard, was announced Thursday night by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris, at a town hall convened to discuss the power dynamic between students and professors at the elite Ivy League institution. When an attendee at the town hall mentioned a system for reporting offensive remarks already in place at Harvards School of Public Health, Mr. Harris said administrators are working to add a...
  • Texas SJP and MSA Activists Revealed as Neo-Nazis in Poster Campaign

    03/23/2018 2:33:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | Sara Dogan | March 23, 2018
    Texas SJP and MSA Activists Revealed as Neo-Nazis in Poster Campaign Students advocate violence against Jews, praise Adolf Hitler. March 23, 2018 Sara Dogan Continuing its campaign to expose the campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine as neo-Nazis, the David Horowitz Freedom Center placed posters this week on the campuses of the University of Texas-San Antonio and the University of Texas-Arlington. The posters document comments that student activists affiliated with SJP have made on social media praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and calling for the extermination of the Jews. The posters also expose Berkeley Professor Hatem Bazian,...
  • Victims outraged after assault charges dropped against Turkish leader's guards

    03/23/2018 2:30:45 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018
    A woman kicked unconscious by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans security guards a mile and a half from the White House last year says shes outraged that federal prosecutors quietly dropped charges against the two men accused of assaulting her. We've shown the world we dont really care for our citizens, said Lusik Lucy Usoyan, a Yezidi Kurd born in Armenia. Im deeply sad about how its turning out. It's undermining our institutions and undermining our fundamental rights. Usoyan was among a small but diverse group protesting Erdogan in May 2017 as he arrived at the Turkish ambassadors residence following...
  • NTSB Investigation of Bridge Collapse Continues

    03/23/2018 2:25:42 PM PDT · by EVO X · 20 replies
    National Transportation Safety Board ^ | 3/21/2018 | National Transportation Safety Board Office of Public Affairs
    MIAMI (March 21, 2018) NTSB investigators remain at the scene of Thursdays pedestrian bridge collapse on the FIU campus, focusing on measuring and documenting the critical structures at the north end of the bridge. Significant developments in the investigation include: snipThe investigative team has confirmed that workers were adjusting tension on the two tensioning rods located in the diagonal member at the north end of the span when the bridge collapsed. They had done this same work earlier at the south end, moved to the north side, and had adjusted one rod. They were working on the second rod...
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allens Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • Trump will exempt EU, other allies from steel and aluminum tariffs, US trade representative says

    03/23/2018 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Spencer Kimball
    The U.S. will grant the European Union and some other countries a temporary exemption from aluminium and steel tariffs, averting a trade war with key allies as the Trump administration tailors penalties to target China. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that the Trump administration would temporarily exempt some countries "based on a certain set of criteria" from steel and aluminum tariffs while they negotiate with the United States. In addition to the EU, those exempt are Argentina, Australia, Brazil and South Korea, Lighthizer said. President Donald Trump had already granted exemptions to Mexico...