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  • Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

    05/23/2019 3:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 23, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always implausible. One, the Washington swamp of fixers such as Paul Manafort and John and Tony Podesta was mostly bipartisan and predated Trump. Two, the Trump administration's Russia policies were far tougher on Vladimir Putin than were those of Barack Obama. Trump confronted Russia in Syria, upped defense spending, increased sanctions and kept the price of oil down through massive new U.S. energy production. He did not engineer a Russian "reset" or get caught on a hot mic offering a self-interested hiatus in tensions with Russia in order to help his own re-election bid....
  • The Left's Battle Against 'Inequality'

    05/23/2019 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Larry Elder
    In his book "Discrimination and Disparities," economist Thomas Sowell notes that a disproportionate percentage of first-born siblings become National Merit scholars compared to siblings born later, presumably because the first-born starts life with no sibling competition for parental attention. This, says Sowell, illustrates the absurdities of expecting equal results when equal results do not even occur within the same family among siblings raised under the same roof with the same parents. When I was growing up in South Central Los Angeles, one of my closest friends was "Paul." We met in the second grade and attended the same elementary school,...
  • Trump’s Approach to Healthcare Isn’t Flashy, It’s Just Effective

    05/23/2019 3:16:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 23, 2019 | Col. Douglas MacGregor
    At President Trump’s rally in Montoursville Monday night, healthcare was as prominent in the president’s remarks as it is in the minds of Pennsylvania’s voters.It’s a shame that this incredibly important issue — one that is literally a matter of life or death for so many people — has been the subject of lies and deep partisan spin by establishment politicians. Sometimes it feels almost impossible to get all the facts.We know we pay too much for healthcare in America, sometimes absurdly so, as in the case of some prescription medications. What we don’t know is why it has...
  • [Teresa] May's last day in power before she meets her 'final executioner' TOMORROW [ed] [tr]

    05/23/2019 2:50:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2019 | James Tapsfield
    Theresa May is scrambling to salvage something from the wreckage of her premiership today after a Cabinet mutiny effectively killed off her Brexit plans. The Prime Minister is holed up in Downing Street with her closest aides as the sun sets on her time in power - with a resignation announcement seen as inevitable after she meets Tory 1922 chief Graham Brady tomorrow. She is expected to meet Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Home Secretary Sajid Javid later as she faces pressure to scrap her promise of a referendum vote from the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. The move sparked a furious...
  • Democrats Aren’t Letting The Lack Of A Reason Stop Them From Pushing Impeachment

    05/23/2019 2:45:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    President Donald Trump must be guilty of something, the Democrats insist. After all, he tweets mean things and refuses to let White House staffers testify about their private interactions with him. Why else would someone do that? Besides, he’s a Republican, and in the liberal world, that is grounds enough to impeach. The only thing missing from the Democrats' push to undo the will of the people is any evidence or legal reason to do so, but they aren’t going to let that stop them. Liberals know Donald Trump is corrupt, they just can’t prove it. That inability to prove...
  • Don’t Make Me Choose Between You and Trump, Mr. Letterman

    05/23/2019 2:24:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    The last few days have seen a spike in celebrities who just can’t hold their tongues or mask their hatred for President Trump. The tendency for those of us who voted for Trump is to eye-roll, shrug, dismiss, or insult the partisan stars in question. But every-so-often, I feel compelled to explore their behavior and express my disappointment in them anyway. There’s only one reason I’d read Newsweek, and it’s to read the work of a contributing writer who’s also a broadcasting colleague I admire greatly. His name is Lee Habeeb, host of Salem Media Group’s “Our American Stories.” He...
  • I Hate #Science Because All Conservatives Hate #Science

    05/23/2019 2:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals sure love #Science, but like all conservatives I just hate #Science so very, very much. Did you know that 97% of #Science-people, who clearly love #Science, agree that the global warming climate crisis means we have to immediately give the liberal elite a bunch of our money and freedom because of #Science? Well, we do – and as of a couple of months ago, noted #Scientist AOC informed us that we have exactly 12 years to do it. Okay, 11 years, ten months. Tick tock! You know it’s true #Science because of the specificity of her 12 years figure....
  • CEOs descend on Washington demanding carbon price (only 11.65 years left)

    05/23/2019 2:04:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/22/19 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Top officials from 75 companies descended on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to try to convince lawmakers to support the creation of a carbon price mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Among them were more than 20 companies from the Fortune 500, including brand names like Levi's, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi, along with European oil majors BP and Shell, who took meetings with Republicans and Democrats in Congress in a bid to increase momentum for legislation addressing climate change. **SNIP** At a press conference Wednesday, none of the executives gathered gave any chance to a carbon price passing...
  • Tesla is at Risk of Bankruptcy if the Stock Falls by 20%

    05/23/2019 1:36:36 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 5 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Chriss Street
    Morgan Stanley’s auto analyst Adam Jonas warned on Wednesday that the “bear case” for Tesla is a stock price of $10.
  • Russia forges on with Europe gas project despite US sanctions threat

    05/22/2019 11:25:42 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2019 | Andrea PALASCIANO
    Bovanenkovo (Russie) (AFP) - Deep in the Russian Arctic anticipation runs high ahead of the launch of a natural gas pipeline that has emerged as a source of tensions pitting Moscow and Berlin against Washington. Gas sourced from the giant Bovanenkovo field on the remote Yamal Peninsula far above the Arctic Circle will feed the Nord Stream 2, a multi-billion-euro energy link between Russia and Germany. Critics of the Gazprom-led project -- in particular Washington and Kiev -- say the pipeline aims to increase Europe's reliance on Russian gas and isolate Ukraine, which it bypasses. US Secretary of Energy Rick...
  • Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s faux show of rage

    05/22/2019 11:24:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22 2019 | David Harsanyi
    If there’s anyone left in America who actually believes Democratic Party leaders are interested in constructive dialogue with President Trump on substantive policy issues like infrastructure, I have a Russian conspiracy theory to sell them. When Trump cut short a meeting Wednesday with Democratic leaders on a potential infrastructure deal, liberals and their media allies had found their ginned-up outrage of the week. An allegedly irate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had come to the White House in the “spirit of bipartisanship,” only to be rebuffed. This, only hours after Pelosi had...
  • D-Day hero is parachuting again — for a new good cause

    05/22/2019 11:22:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22 2019
    He thinks it’s a “stupid thing to do,” but it strikes us as pretty bold, and cool: Harry Read, 95, will parachute into Normandy next month — just as he did 75 years ago. On June 6, 1944, Read, then a 20-year-old wireless operator in the British 6th Airborne Division, first landed on the battlefields of northern France. This time, he’ll do a tandem jump with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team. He says that when he boards the Dakota aircraft again, he will go straight to seat 12, where he sat on that day so many years ago.
  • Mueller knew no evidence of collusion against Trump from day one, Devin Nunes says

    05/22/2019 11:19:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew from the beginning of the Russia investigation that there was no evidence of collusion against the Trump presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday. Nunes, a California Republican and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Fox News' "Hannity" that Mueller knew then-candidate Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians to win the 2016 election. "He knew the day he walked in the door, he knew the day he walked in the door that there was no evidence of collusion," Nunes told host Sean Hannity.
  • Onetime Michelle Obama staffer evades subpoena in Smollett-Foxx case, process server says

    05/22/2019 11:17:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain, Matt Finn
    Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, declined Wednesday to be served with a subpoena by a retired Illinois judge seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, according to the process server. In an email to former Illinois appellate judge Sheila O'Brien obtained by Fox News, the process server wrote that a security guard at the Chicago law firm where Tchen is a partner "called up to her and spoke with her and she said that she in [sic] never going to accept service and to not allow me up...
  • Pentagon weighs requesting several thousand more troops in Mideast amid Iran tensions: official

    05/22/2019 11:14:12 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2019
    The Pentagon is slated to request several thousand more U.S. troops be deployed to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News on Wednesday. No decision has been made, and it was not clear if the White House would give its blessing. The deployment could also include Patriot missile batteries and naval ships.
  • Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports

    05/22/2019 11:02:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 | By Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. According to the National Weather Service, a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” was observed over Jefferson City, at 11:43 p.m., moving northeast at 40 mph.
  • Global Investors Flee Chinese Stocks at Fastest Pace Since 2015

    05/22/2019 9:23:43 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 10 replies
    The Epch Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Emel Akan
    Tensions escalated between the United States and China when Trump wrote in a tweet on May 5 that he would increase tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent. Trump accused Beijing of backtracking on its commitment to deliver structural reforms. The dispute revealed the vulnerability of China’s stock market, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index falling nearly 6 percent on May 6, the day after Trump’s tweet. The stocks haven’t recovered since then. The total outflow from Chinese stocks by nonresidents since tensions escalated reached $6.2 billion, according to IIF, which has tracked capital...
  • School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker after student's parents (truncated)

    05/22/2019 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 11 replies
    MSN / NBC News ^ | 5-22-19 | Minyvonne Burke
    Full Headline: School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker after student's parents accuse her of cover-up A New Hampshire school district said it no longer wants a fired high school cafeteria worker to get her job back after a student's parent said she tried to cover-up giving the boy free food. The lunchroom worker, Bonnie Kimball, said she was fired in March . . . . because she gave a Mascoma Valley Regional High School student free lunch when he did not have money to pay for food. After Kimball's firing gained national attention last week, Mascoma Valley...
  • Journalists Charged With 15 Felonies For Undercover Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

    05/22/2019 8:56:16 PM PDT · by Hostage · 27 replies
    THE DAILYWIRE ^ | May 21, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    David Daleiden Journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed suspect dealings at taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood via undercover videos, were denied a request to halt criminal prosecution, a press release from The Thomas More Society said on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez: There'd Be 'As Many Planned Parenthood Clinics' As Post Offices If Male Politicians Could Get Pregnant (See video in link at source) Last month, the California Supreme Court issued a stay in the high-profile case based on "political bias and selective prosecution." But now the case is moving forward. Daleiden and Merritt were hit with 15 felony charges in...
  • Why a Catholic Marathoner and Jewish Leader Embraced at the Pittsburgh Finish

    05/22/2019 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 20, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    Walking through the Pittsburgh airport with his wife last October after a beautiful Hawaiian vacation, Matt Scoletti immediately felt the enormous shift that had happened in his hometown. The usual banter and laughter were gone, replaced by a heartbreaking heaviness. A huge sign that adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers logo read “Stronger Than Hate,” in response to the mass shooting in the city that occurred at the Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light House of Worship on October 27th. Scoletti stood in front of it, and a wave of resolve washed over him. “This was not only an attack...