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  • Defeated Rep. Crowley tries easing tensions with Ocasio-Cortez, won't endorse Pelosi

    07/15/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., tried to ease the tensions between himself and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who defeated the 10-term congressman in last month’s primary, after she bashed the incumbent last week for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. “I don't want to take anything away from her win,” Crowley said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “I did not do as I preached. I didn't remind folks of my accomplishments. I just took that for granted I think.” Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday accusing Crowley of purposely staying in the race,...
  • Bronco Billy and the 25th Law of Power

    07/15/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    When we were young, we were taught how to act, and told how to behave. The opinions of our peers decided what we would do, who we would date, and how successful our life could be. For those of us who never left our home town, these demands have become forged as the tightest shackles that bind us to the demands and needs of others. However, once we leave that environment, we find ourselves in a new place with new friends and a new life. We are thus given and provided the opportunity to reconstruct our life. We are provided...
  • Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme...

    07/15/2018 5:57:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme Court pick – and they're all signed by different people At least 21 U.S. newspapers ran identical letters to the editor opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week Each letter was published with the name of a different 'signer,' claiming Kavanaugh threatens 'everything that we hold dear as a nation' Technique is known as 'astroturfing'; it's unclear who's behind it One editor says the woman who appeared to have emailed him the letter now denies ever sending it Three prominent liberal advocacy groups...
  • Germans fear Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin, poll finds [YouGov; gefälschte nachrichten]

    07/15/2018 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.15.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, 64 percent of respondents chose US President Donald Trump over his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. That’s according to a YouGov poll published on the eve of Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki. And the German antipathy toward Trump doesn’t end there: 56 percent of respondents thought that Putin was more competent than Trump, with only 5 percent preferring the latter on that score. Thirty-six percent of Germans find Putin more likable than Trump, while 6 percent say the opposite — although most respondents refused to indicate a preference...
  • Stacey Dash discusses her life with Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson on his web show.

    07/15/2018 5:26:17 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 14, 2018 | The Fallen State with Jesse Lee Peterson
    Social media is exploding with people sharing stories of how they "walked away" from the Democrat Party. In the era of #WalkAway, this episode of TheFallenState TV is more timely than ever. Tune in as host Jesse Lee Peterson sits down with actress, author, conservative commentator, and 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash. Jesse asks Stacey about her rough upbringing, hailing from the South Bronx, and then rising to the heights of Hollywood fame. Stacey speaks candidly on her parents' drug addictions, being sexually abused, and the tremendous discipline it took to get out of the Bronx and into the charmed circles...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Richard D Winters ~ 16 July 2018

    07/15/2018 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 5 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | Tha Canteen Crew
      For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!   ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Richard D. Winters Info from here.             Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, Belgium,...
  • Trump-Putin summit could improve US-Russia relations -- And yes, that is a good thing

    07/15/2018 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis | Fox News
    Heading into his summit in Finland Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump has an important goal: improve relations with the world’s second-ranked nuclear power – but only if doing so will benefit the United States. “Getting along with Russia would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” the U.S. president said in April – a sentiment he has voiced many times before and since, going back to his days as a presidential candidate. President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naïve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies...
  • 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony (10 lies he told)

    07/15/2018 4:43:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 03:05 PM EDT | SHARYL ATTKISSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Peter Strzok, the FBI’s former head of counterespionage, owed the American public explanations about the vitriolic messages he sent on his work devices while investigating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And he deserved the opportunity to be heard. In testifying to Congress last week, Strzok ended up side-stepping many questions, stating that the FBI had directed him not to answer. But we still discovered a lot. Here are ten things we learned from Peter Strzok’s testimony to Congress about his text messages and other actions: 1. Strzok’s hatred for Trump did not impact any of his professional actions or judgments....
  • Chicago police release body cam video of South Shore police shooting

    07/15/2018 4:28:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 59 replies
    http://abc7chicago.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Diane Pathieu and Will Jones
    Chicago police released body camera video on Sunday of the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus, which sparked a night of protests in the South Shore neighborhood. Supt. Eddie Johnson said he made the decision to release the video "because the community needs some answers and they need it now." He said he wanted to clear up misinformation about the shooting. After the shooting, crowds gathered near where the shooting occurred Saturday evening at 71st Street and Clyde Avenue. Four police officers injured and four protesters arrested. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers and jumped on squad...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • SF Mayor London Breed plans to show people what safe injection sites look like

    07/15/2018 3:43:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Dominic Fracassa
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants the city to open safe drug injection sites. She also wants city residents to feel the facilities don’t have to be a danger or a nuisance.
  • Echoing Trump's emphasis, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty focuses on immigration in bid for old job

    07/15/2018 3:42:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 14, 2018
    Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has made immigration the major policy focus of his comeback bid for governor, delivering a tough message amid a heated national debate as he tries to win over Minnesota Republicans. Since launching his campaign in April, Pawlenty has decried undocumented immigrants receiving government benefits, highlighted the case of a 90-year-old Carver County farmer beaten to death by two undocumented immigrants in 2015, called for a “pause” in refugee resettlement to Minnesota and spent weeks hammering some of the DFL candidates for governor for saying Minnesota should be a “sanctuary state” that bans local police from enforcing...
  • South Africa sings "KILL THE BOER" song (WITH GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENT) at World Choir Games

    07/15/2018 3:35:29 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 20 replies
    Willem Petzer (YouTube channel) ^ | July 15, 2018 | Willem Petzer
    Interkultur website: https://www.interkultur.com [organizer of the World Choir Games]
  • Strzok explains how anti-Trump dossier made its way from Clinton camp to eager FBI

    07/15/2018 3:22:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The lengths to which the FBI relied on the Hillary Clinton opposition research dossier to investigate her political rival came into sharper focus with the testimony of the lead investigator, FBI agent Peter Strzok. Mr. Strzok told a joint House committee last week that the FBI received from Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr a raft of documents — including sections of the anti-Trump dossier — during the investigation into Russia election interference. The first-time disclosure is significant because it confirms an unusual and continuing channel for collusion accusations that started outside the government with anti-Trump people and reached Mr. Ohr...
  • Gowdy rules out Rosenstein impeachment

    07/15/2018 3:15:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 05:24 PM EDT | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    "Impeach him for what?" Gowdy said. "No." "I've had my differences with Rod Rosenstein," said Gowdy, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "I talk to him quite often privately, which again is a lot more constructive than the public hearings we have."
  • Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI

    07/15/2018 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 14 July 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Watching FBI agent Peter Strzok battle with Congress, my initial reaction was pure anger. His repeated, arrogant insistence that he had done nothing wrong despite tons of evidence to the contrary convinced me he deserved immediate firing — if not the firing squad. Gradually, though, anger gave way to amazement as Strzok grew increasingly combative and condescending. Given his predicament, the sneering and smirking were stupid, and yet he persisted. Who is this jerk, I wondered, and how in the hell did he get to be a big shot at the FBI? And why are taxpayers still paying for the...
  • Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

    07/15/2018 2:37:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2018 | Faith Karimi, CNN
    Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for a quick family visit before he heads to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's birthday tribute. This is his first trip to the country of his father's birth since leaving office. Obama met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and other top officials after his arrival. On Monday, he'll attend the inauguration of a sports and vocational center founded by his sister, Auma Obama.
  • Man arrested in connection with anti-Trump paraglider protest in Scotland

    07/15/2018 2:27:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The Scotland police on Saturday arrested and charged a man in connection with the anti-Trump paraglider protest at President Trump's Turnberry golf course, according to the New York Times. The police said in a statement that they had arrested the 55-year-old man in connection with an incident when a "powered parachute was flown in the vicinity of the Turnberry Hotel." The man reportedly flew through a no-fly zone. Videos shared on social media on Friday night showed a man flying over Trump's Scottish golf resort carrying a banner that read "Trump: Well Below Par." The protest was apparently organized by...
  • Jake Tapper says his ‘clumsy thumb’ retweeted shock-flyer with ten F-words, including...

    07/15/2018 2:18:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 44 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 15, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Full Title: Jake Tapper says his ‘clumsy thumb’ retweeted shock-flyer with ten F-words, including F the police, and a birthday wish for Karl Marx ....... Over the weekend CNN host Jake Tapper “accidentally” retweeted an image of a Democratic Socialists of America flyer that says “the future of the Democratic Party” is full-blown socialism. While it’s unclear where the photo was snapped or if it even came from that group, the flyer listed everything the far-left group hates, including President Donald Trump, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the police, Israel, the pro-life movement, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, private property,...
  • Establishment GOP donors in Tennessee resisting Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign

    07/15/2018 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-14-18 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn is meeting resistance from wealthy Republican donors in Tennessee, an establishment-oriented crowd more comfortable with former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the conservative firebrand’s Democratic opponent in the state’s competitive, closely watched Senate race. Republican financiers, titans of industry in Tennessee, are still gloomy about the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, a conservative pragmatist. Many are sitting on their wallets as the crucial, 100-day mark to the midterm elections approaches. After a lifetime raising millions of dollars for GOP causes and candidates, some are even donating to Bredesen, whom they view as a centrist who will buck Senate Minority...