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  • French ambassador uses Pearl Harbor Day to blast U.S. for betraying France in 1930s

    12/07/2017 4:05:16 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 125 replies
    Gerard Araud tweeted Thursday afternoon that “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and the UK to confront the fascist powers in the 30s.” Mr. Araud deleted the tweet within a few minutes, though not before it had been screen-captured.
  • Trump Administration SCOTUS Brief Threatens Working People’s Livelihoods

    12/07/2017 4:05:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | December 7, 2017 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Trump administration’s brief to the Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME: While President Trump boasts his support for working families, his administration is advocating a position in the United States Supreme Court that disregards decades of settled law and threatens our livelihoods. Yet again, his actions are failing his rhetoric and making clear that he has no intention of following through on his commitments to working people. For more than forty years, through Republican and Democratic administrations, the law has recognized that unions and employers have the freedom to negotiate agreements under...
  • Answering Objections about Genetically Modified Organisms

    12/07/2017 4:01:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Tracy Miller
    Opponents of genetically modified (GM) crops raise a number of questions and objections to growing them and including them in the food supply. Although they cite scientific research to support their claims, a careful review of the literature suggests there is very little evidence to support any of the claims about harmful health effects of GM food. For this reason, combined with the many potential benefits, governments should not restrict the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).Opponents place a great deal of emphasis on the fact that many GM crops have been engineered to be resistant to glyphosate, the active...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • Yes, the Government Has to Get a Warrant for Digital ‘Papers’

    12/07/2017 3:42:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Seton Motley
    The Fourth Amendment of our sensational Constitution reads as follows:“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”What this means is: Government can’t invade your property or grab your stuff - without first securing a warrant.  And they have to have a darn good and specific reason to ask for said warrant.In this the Digital...
  • Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

    12/07/2017 3:38:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7,2017 | Monica Showalter
    Several years ago, we were warned that bears were starving due to global warming and would be irretrievably lost. I recall the first interview I did with Alaska's then-governor, Sarah Palin, about the polar bear situation in 2008, before she got famous. I asked her if the news reports were right that polar bears were starving. I only have a reference to the link, unfortunately, but I vividly recall her most memorable quote: "Our bears are healthy bears!" She added that maybe that could be the situation in Canada, but it certainly wasn't in Alaska. Now ABC News and NBC...
  • Russian Foreign Ministry 'Alarmed' by Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

    12/07/2017 3:36:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 34 replies
    The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed "serious concern” over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a change in policy that risked destabilizing the Middle East. Trump on Wednesday delivered on a campaign pledge to officially acknowledge Jerusalem as the Isreali capital. The U.S. State Department, he added, would move the U.S. consulate from Tel Aviv to the holy city. The move was met with criticism from world leaders who say the decision may spark an uptick in violence across the region. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called Putin several days before Trump’s announcement, the Kremlin...
  • Jim Jordan's Masterful Judiciary Performance

    12/07/2017 3:30:07 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/7/17 | Cheryl Chumley
    I'm not sure how to post this article, but it is fantastic and so is Jim Jordan.
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks Expected to Resign

    12/07/2017 3:18:21 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Dec 7, 2017 4:38 PM
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.” It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down, but one Arizona Republican said there had been rumors of inappropriate behavior. The Republican said the congressman had apparently been making plans to run for...
  • Jim Jordan Makes the Case Against the FBI and Peter Strzok

    12/07/2017 3:11:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 7,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Jordan acts like he knows something we don’t. If he is right, this is the biggest scandal in American political history:If you want to understand the news that has been swirling around the FBI’s Peter Strzok, who played a key role in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging Russia probe (including interviewing General Flynn), you should watch this riveting seven-minute video of Congressman Jim Jordan interrogating FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier today. Wray was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Jordan does a beautiful job of tying together the Strzok-related stories that have bubbled to the...
  • 'I cry for the many generations of Palestine': Bella Hadid condemns Trump's (tr)

    12/07/2017 3:09:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | LOUISE SAUNDERS
    'Proud Muslim' Bella Hadid has branded President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as 'absurd, unfair and one-sided'. The supermodel, 21, took to her Instagram page to condemn the 'unjust' announcement, writing that seeing the news made her 'cry for the many many generations of Palestine' and her own family. Bella has deep ties with the nation; her father, real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid, 69, was born in Nazareth and lived in both Syria and Lebanon before immigrating to the US aged just 14. Taking to her social media on Thursday morning, the Victoria's Secret Angel warned the...
  • Trump’s Conservative Policies Are Bringing Back the Jobs Obama Told Us Were Lost Forever

    12/07/2017 3:04:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, do not doubt me. They think they have won the House in 2018. They hate Trump and so they think everybody else does. The reasons they hate Trump, they think, are the reasons everybody else hates Trump. They hate Republicans and they think they have succeeded with their buddies in the media in making everybody else hate Republicans. They think the Virginia gubernatorial election is the sign that the country has admitted its mistake and is ready now to get back to normal and elect Democrats to run Washington, D.C. So they have made this assumption. They want...
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray defends agency after Trump's attacks

    12/07/2017 3:03:45 PM PST · by jerod · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 2017-12-07
    Washington (CNN)FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency Thursday in his first public appearance since President Donald Trump said the bureau is "in tatters." Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, asked Wray about what he's doing to clear the ranks of the FBI by people "tainted" by bias. "I think these matters are being looked at, as they should be, by somebody outside the FBI, and when those findings come to me, I will take appropriate action if necessary," Wray said, referencing the ongoing inspector general investigation. "The first thing I'm doing is respecting the outside independent investigations that are underway. ......
  • What Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Means for Israel and the Middle East

    12/07/2017 2:57:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 6, 2017 | James Phillips
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ordered the State Department to make plans to eventually move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The long-delayed, symbolic move addressed a historic injustice: Israel is the only country in the world not allowed to choose its own capital. Trump also exercised America’s sovereign right to recognize the capital of a close ally and choose the location of its own embassy. In recent years, the refusal of many nations to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has become an integral part of the international...
  • Democrats lose top fighter against Trump's judicial nominees

    12/07/2017 2:56:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Joan Biskupic
    Democratic Sen. Al Franken's grilling of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the so-dubbed "frozen trucker" case may have been the most replayed moment of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last March. It has drawn hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and Gorsuch, a sitting judge since April, sarcastically recalled the controversy months later as an episode that made it look like "I just hate truckers." Franken's bitter resignation speech on Thursday because of sexual harassment allegations leaves more than an open seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Democrats already have few tools to fight Republican President...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves three of Trump's federal appeals court nominees

    12/07/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance three of President Trump's federal appeals court nominees. The full Senate will now consider the nominations of Steven Grasz of Nebraska to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texans James C. Ho, and Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The committee voted 11-9 along partisan lines to pass them out of committee. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who announced Thursday that he will resign soon because of sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, did not participate at Thursday's hearings but voted "no" on all three nominees by proxy....
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks Expected to Resign

    12/07/2017 2:39:10 PM PST · by babble-on · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/7/2017 | Bridget Bowman
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks [R-AZ] Expected to Resign [ed]

    12/07/2017 2:38:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'impairment is chilling'

    12/07/2017 2:37:38 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Joe Concha
    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) former presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said early Thursday that President Trump was "clearly slurring his words" during an announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that "the impairment is chilling."
  • Mueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper

    12/07/2017 2:25:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/2017 | NED RYUN
    In his poem, "Hollow Men," T.S. Eliot writes, "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." The words could just as well have been written about independent prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice. While Mueller, his team and the mainstream media don’t seem to quite understand just yet, the investigation is essentially over. To date, Mueller has shown no evidence of Russian collusion in the campaigns of either Donald Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton, but has gained indictments of...