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  • VIDEO- Former Trump aide alleges second informant approached him ( SET-UP !!!)

    05/22/2018 3:23:34 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45
    http://video.foxnews.com/ ^ | May 22 2018 | N.CAVUTO/FOXNEWS
    M. Caputo alleges Govt. approached him, week of May 2016. CAPUTO, "…It happened in the first week of may 2016. Very far off the time line the mueller investigation and others are trying to hold to as to when the investigation into the trump campaign began. I was approached by an intermediary who had been talking to a government official, former government official, who told him that THEY HAD HILLARY CLINTON RELATED EMAILS AT THAT GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION ,THAT THEY WANTED TO GET THEM TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. This was May 6 2016, I was told by the intermediary May 9...
  • Congress passes Dodd-Frank changes, but not the rewrite GOP wanted

    05/22/2018 3:03:00 PM PDT · by 50mm · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/22/2018 | Joseph Lawler
    Congress passed legislation Tuesday to revise parts the Dodd-Frank financial reforms that were enacted in 2010. The bill headed to President Trump’s desk, however, is not the sweeping replacement that he and congressional Republicans sought. Instead, it’s a bipartisan, modest change of some of the rules, mostly benefiting regional and smaller banks. The lower chamber voted 258 to 159 to pass the bill, with 33 Democrats voting in favor. “This is a major step forward in freeing our economy from overregulation," said House Speaker Paul Ryan. The House vote, scheduled months after the Senate passed the bill with strong bipartisan...
  • Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there.

    05/22/2018 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Joshua N. Zingher
    With the 2018 midterms months away and the 2020 presidential election cycle approaching rapidly, Democrats are considering how to improve their poor showings in 2014 and 2016. The party has been debating - sometimes heatedly - how to do this. Which voters should they target? How should Democrats target them? But here’s what’s clear: White voters have been fleeing the Democratic Party, and that’s a big reason Democrats are looking to rebound from back-to-back losses. Whites have slowly but consistently moved away from the Democratic Party. These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the...
  • Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

    05/22/2018 2:40:10 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 13 replies
    NY Slimes via MSN ^ | 05/22/2018 | DANNY HAKIM, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and VIVIAN WANG
    A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Under the agreement, the partner, Evgeny A. Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King, will avoid jail time, and will assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations, according to a person briefed on the matter.
  • Roger Stone on Jeff Sessions: Comatose Keebler Elf Must Be Removed And Sent Back To Alabama

    05/22/2018 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2018 | Breitbart News
    “If we had a real attorney general,” Stone mused, as he discussed the explosive revelation that the FBI hired CIA-linked Cambridge professor Stefan Halper to surveil several members of the Trump campaign with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. Stone then referred to Sessions as a “comatose Keebler Elf” and “a man who must be removed and sent back Alabama.” “He’s either compromised or doddering,” Stone told House. “I believe he’s compromised. I believe he discussed with Carter Page removing sanctions on the Russians and that is what is being held over his head.”
  • Starbucks Waters Down its All-Welcome Bathroom Policy after Staff and Customers Warn it will [Trunc]

    05/22/2018 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Cecily · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 22, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    Starbucks has revealed guidelines to deal with drug dealers and disruptive guests after customers raised concerns that their new bathrooms-for-all policy will turn the shops into a refuge for addicts and the homeless. The coffee chain announced on Saturday it would allow people to sit in its cafes and use its bathrooms - even if they don't buy anything - in the wake of a huge backlash last month after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store when one asked to use the bathroom before making a purchase. But the bathrooms-for-all policy was met with dismay by some...
  • After Texas school shooting, Virginia Tech professor calls NRA ‘terrorist organization’

    05/22/2018 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Medieval Studies professor called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” hours after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people Friday. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” tweeted Matthew Gabriele, a tenured professor at Virginia Tech University. Tracy Vosburgh, a Virginia Tech spokesperson, told Fox News the anti-NRA tweet doesn’t represent the university. “Mr. Gabriele’s views are his and his alone,” Vosburgh said. “Any comment on his statement should come from him.” Gabriele declined to comment when reached, but he described himself in a tweetstorm as “a white dude with tenure who doesn’t give a s***”...
  • Obama administration was corrupt, more and more evidence reveals daily

    05/22/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2018 | By L. Todd Wood
    There was so much hope in January 2009 when Barack Obama took office. Here was the first black president of the United States, promising to be a leader for all Americans, to halt the rise of the oceans and to be the most transparent administration ever. Even black Americans were saying the Civil War was finally over. Unfortunately for America, it didn’t turn out that way. As more and more evidence is revealed daily on the evening news, it is now very clear the Obama administration was the most corrupt presidency in the history of the republic. As Mr. Obama’s...
  • Trump Ends Obama’s Ban on Bear Baiting and Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in Alaska

    05/22/2018 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 22, 2018 | By Ed Kilgore
    It’s the sort of thing that drives animal-rights advocates and other elite bunny-hugging liberals wild, to the delight of politically incorrect red-blooded MAGA-men. As NBC News reports, the Trump administration is bringing back savage hunting techniques to federal lands in Alaska: The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. There are a lot of humans, much less bears, who can’t resist bacon and doughnuts. But before you can say...
  • Father of Santa Fe Shooter – My son is the victim here

    05/22/2018 1:58:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 05/22/18
    There’s a new wrinkle in the aftermath of the shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday. The family of the shooter, the boy who killed 10 people, are speaking out. They’re claiming that their son, the one who shot his classmates and teachers, should be seen as a victim. They claim the boy was bullied and “mistreated” by his classmates. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is being held on capital murder charges. Pagourtzis has admitted to killing 8 students and two teachers. The shotgun and .38 revolver he brought to campus both belonged to his father. That man, Antonios Pagourtzis, is...
  • Americans report stronger finances in Trump's first year: Federal Reserve

    05/22/2018 1:44:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - The share of Americans who report they are doing “at least okay” financially rose in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to Federal Reserve data published on Tuesday. The data was in line with other readings detailing America’s long recovery from the 2007-09 recession, including years of mostly steady job growth and a more recent uptick in wages. The U.S. central bank said 74 percent of U.S. adults said their finances were at least okay in 2017, four percentage points higher than in 2016. Improvement was strongest in lower income households.
  • GOP Takes Six-Point Lead in Midterm Generic Tracking Poll

    05/22/2018 1:19:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2018
    The Republicans have taken a six-point lead over Democrats on the generic ballot in a new tracking poll from Reuters newswire service. For the week ending May 20, Republicans are at 40.7 percent while Democrats have slipped down to 34.5 percent. The survey was of 1,139 respondents and is the first time in the 2018 cycle, dating back to the end of May last year, that Republicans have taken a lead ahead of Democrats in the Reuters tracking poll.
  • ROGER STONE: "John Brennan Should Pop the Glass Capsule and Take the Cyanide Now"

    05/22/2018 1:18:35 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Roger Stone, veteran political strategist and longtime confidant of President Trump, said in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday morning that former CIA Director John Brennan will “die in a federal penitentiary.” Snip~~~ “John Brennan should pop the glass capsule and take the cyanide now,” Stone told host Amanda House, Breitbart News’s deputy political editor. “He’s the perp who started the entire Russian dossier matter. He’s lied about it under oath. He’s going to die in a federal penitentiary.”
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • 'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings

    05/22/2018 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    SANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates’ names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don’t think guns are the problem — I think people are the problem,” Carvey, 16, a student at Santa Fe High School, said. “Even if we did more gun laws, people who are sick enough to do something like this are still going to figure out a way to do it. So it doesn’t matter.” Many of Carvey’s classmates — along...
  • 12-year-old boy with autism arrested for brandishing imaginary rifle at Texas school

    (KUTV) — A 12-year-old autistic boy was placed in a Juvenile Detention Center on Monday after brandishing an imaginary rifle at his art teacher, FOX 26 reports. The 5th grade teacher reportedly felt threatened by the child, identified as David Sims, who was arrested by a school police officer. "She (the officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," Sims said. "They just said, 'We don't tolerate that. We take it as a threat,'" said Amy Sims, the boy's mother. "A threat? He didn't threaten anyone. He didn't do anything but play." Amy...
  • Northam announces 141 new jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    05/22/2018 12:57:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    WDBJ/Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 | WDBJ/Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A packaging company plans to expand in Virginia and create 141 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that TemperPack plans to spend $10.4 million on a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County.
  • The Constitutional Crisis is here

    05/22/2018 12:49:03 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    Jeff Bezos Internet Blog, fka ^ | 5-22-2018 | Eugene Robinson
    Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here. On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department concoct a transparently political investigation, with the aim of smearing veteran professionals at Justice and the FBI and also throwing mud at the previous administration. Trump’s only rational goal is casting doubt on the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which appears to be closing in. Trump’s power play is a gross misuse of his presidential authority and a dangerous departure from long-standing norms. Strongmen such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin use their justice...
  • Former EPA head Gina McCarthy knows why climate change activists aren’t getting their message across

    05/22/2018 12:48:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Neil Swidey
    Now at Harvard, the Obama administration alum admits it’s been hard to watch the Trump administration take aim at the work she’s proudest of. But she hasn’t lost hope. GINA MCCARTHY STRIDES INTO the ocean-view ballroom at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, plops down her green backpack, and glances out the window. The waves are angrily advancing on this last night in April, which feels as dreary as mid-January. “The water seems way closer than it was the last time I was here,” she says. Maybe that’s because of climate change, the threat that McCarthy led the charge...
  • The Papadopoulos Affair: Such a Downer-So many questions, too many coincidences

    05/22/2018 12:35:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 9 replies
    spectator.org ^ | May 22, 2018 | GEORGE PARRY
    To paraphrase Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, George Papadopoulos, an adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, had to walk into London’s Kensington Wine Rooms in May 2016 where he got drunk and told Alexander Downer, Australia’s High Commissioner to the UK, that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and many of her emails. Downer reported this conversation to U.S. authorities in late July 2016. According to former FBI Director James Comey, this report — and not the dossier paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign —...