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  • Dylan Farrow attacks the stars of Woody Allen's new film on release day

    12/16/2017 12:02:27 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | wenn
    Woody Allen's estranged daughter has blasted Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake for starring in her dad's latest movie, while sexual assault allegations hang over him.Dylan Farrow, who claims Woody molested her as a child, marked the release of her adopted dad's latest film "Wonder Wheel" on Friday by attacking the movie's stars. She took to Twitter to condemn the stars for agreeing to be part of Allen's latest project. "Today Woody Allen releases another film nationwide," she wrote. "People like @jtimberlake, @JimBelushi, #KateWinslet, and others will promote it and praise him for it.
  • Top gun rights priority prospects dim, even in GOP-controlled Washington

    12/16/2017 11:07:02 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 8 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | December 14, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Gun rights activists spent record amounts last year to elect Republicans — but aren’t likely to get their biggest wish, nationwide concealed carry legislation, approved before the 2018 elections. Activists are blaming the Republicans they help put in power — as well as Democrats — for the lack of action on the gun lobby’s number one legislative priority. “The gun rights community does not appreciate the fact that reciprocity languished for so long, and then following two tragic shootings, it seems the first initial response from some in the GOP was, ‘We need additional gun control,’ aka the NICS fix,”...
  • Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

    12/16/2017 10:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to American society. We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female. We acknowledge and affirm that...
  • This Sputnik Moment (China et al)

    12/16/2017 10:58:04 AM PST · by RightGeek · 3 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 12/15/2017 | Larry Diamond
    As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment. It takes a pretty big shock to the system to transform the way the United States engages the world. A spate of German submarine attacks on American merchant ships was the final trigger for American entry into World War I. Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor brought America into World War II. The attacks on September 11 led the United States to invade Afghanistan and then Iraq.More relevant to the current moment was the...
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable...
  • Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over [Winning!]

    12/16/2017 10:10:38 AM PST · by Simon Foxx · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/16/2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    The Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk considerably since Scott Pruitt took over as administrator. In fact, the agency is back to President Reagan-era staff levels. Over 700 EPA personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary buyouts since Pruitt took over...
  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • Navantia, Saab and CEA Join Forces for Canada's CSC Frigate Program

    12/16/2017 9:19:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 15 December 2017
    A Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, with global defence and security company Saab as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution. The frigate design submited by Navantia for CSC is fitted with a 127mm main gun by Leonardo, a CEAFAR2 radar by CEA, 2x RAM launchers by Raytheon, 2x 35mm Millenium CIWS guns by Rheinmetall, 48x VLS and 8x RBS-15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles by Saab. With a strong heritage in designing and building frigates and destroyers and proven technology transfer in global programs,...
  • It looks like tax reform is already paying off with the GOP base

    12/16/2017 8:47:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 9:44 AM ET, Sat December 16, 2017 | Ryan Struyk
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back. A new Quinnipiac University poll this week found that Republicans' views of their own party in Congress are above water for the first time since June, climbing from a 32-60% approval rating to a 47-43% score over the last month as the first drafts of tax reform passed both chambers.
  • MUSLIM MAYOR of Nazareth Cancels Christmas This Year – Blames Trump

    12/16/2017 8:28:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com reported: The Muslim mayor of Nazareth has cancelled traditional outdoor songs and plays celebrating Christmas in the city where Jesus spent his childhood. Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast that U.S. President Donald Trump “learned everything from me” about how to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting Christians as revenge for the President’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” Salam declared.
  • Was the Steele Dossier Used to Obtain a FISA Warrant Against Trump’s Campaign?

    12/16/2017 8:26:17 AM PST · by billorites · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | December 16, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We need to know the answer. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454709/steele-dossier-source-fisa-warrant-against-trump-campaignPresident Trump ought to direct his Justice Department and FBI to provide the House Intelligence Committee with the FISA warrant application — any FISA warrant application — in which they relied on information from the Steele dossier in seeking court permission to spy on the Trump campaign. It may well be that they did not rely on the dossier. It is ridiculous, though, that we are still in the dark about this. I have long experience with how scrupulously the FBI and Justice Department work in the often controversial foreign-intelligence realm....
  • Donald Trump brands FBI's Russia investigation a 'DEMOCRAT HOAX' in furious outburst

    12/16/2017 8:18:39 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | December 16, 2017 | Abigail Morris
    President Donald Trump said the FBI probe into whether the Trump Administration colluded with Russia in meddling in the 2016 Presidential election as “an excuse” by Democrats for “losing the election”. Speaking to journalists on the White House's South Lawn Friday morning, President Trump said: “Let’s put it this way, there is absolutely no collusion that has been proven. “When you look at the committees whether its the Senate or the House, everybody walks by, my worst enemies walk out, they say there is no collusion but we’ll continue to look.
  • Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept

    12/16/2017 8:03:59 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept
    On the heels of its horrific failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6 trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut for Christmas that they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call. One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he's now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for...
  • Net neutrality dies, and the second great equalizer returns to its former glory

    12/16/2017 7:45:40 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The first great equalizer – the revolver – was invented back in the nineteenth century. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as expected, withdrew from having discretionary control over revolvers. As a result, the chances of bad guys versus good guys have leveled off. And in the end, the mores of the Wild West have been replaced by a law-abiding (and armed to the teeth) America. The second great equalizer – the internet – was also invented in America. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the First Amendment to the Constitution, as...
  • Whether it's Baking or Dating, Consent Matters

    12/16/2017 7:45:33 AM PST · by all the best · 13 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | December 16, 2017 | Thomas Eckert
    This week, the Supreme Court heard the first arguments regarding Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and as you can imagine, people immediately took to social media in order to voice their opinion on the matter. And if you pay attention to pop-culture and the mainstream news, you’ll find that the majority of those opinions ultimately end up asking “Why not just bake the cake?” After all, how could you favor discrimination if you aren’t racist or prejudiced, right? Actually, no. As you’ll see, it’s quite the opposite. While it’s understandable for first impressions to fall prey to...
  • The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

    12/16/2017 7:23:42 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 72 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | December 15, 2017 | Heather Long (Oh Dear! Desk)
    The final plan lowers the top tax rate for top earners. Under current law, the highest rate is 39.6 percent for married couples earning over $470,700. The GOP bill would drop that to 37 percent...A massive tax cut for corporations: Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, big businesses' tax rate would fall from 35 percent to just 21 percent...You can deduct just $10,000 in state, local and property taxes: One of the most controversial parts of the GOP tax plan is the push to greatly scale back how much state and local taxes Americans can deduct on their federal income taxes....
  • Palestinian billionaire detained in Saudi Arabia in sweeping corruption probe

    12/16/2017 7:08:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Palestinian billionaire detained in Saudi Arabia in sweeping corruption probe Family says Sabih al-Masri was held while visiting Riyadh last week in order to 'answer questions about his business and partners' Palestinian billionaire businessman Sabih al-Masri was reportedly detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning last week during a business trip to Riyadh, amidst a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the Saudi elite. Masri, who is the founder of Zara Investment Holding and chairman of Jordan’s largest lender, Arab Bank, was held in the Saudi capital over “information related to corruption,” according to Arabic-language news reports. Friends and family sources confirmed Masri’s...
  • Democratic Lawmaker: Women Who Wear Revealing Clothing Invite Sexual Harassment

    12/16/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by blam · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-16-2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A female Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday reportedly said women who wear revealing clothing often create an “invitation” to sexual harassment. “I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), 71, told fellow Democrats during a caucus private meeting meant to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to Politico. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” Politico’s unnamed sources said, “the comments left many others in the room stunned.” “Maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military [have] a dress code,” Kaptur reportedly said....
  • NLRB Reverses Decision Targeting Franchises

    12/16/2017 6:42:50 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/16/17 | Bill McMorris
    The nation's top labor board reversed an Obama-era decision targeting franchise businesses, but advocates and legal experts say Congress needs to take action to resolve the issue permanently. The Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board, which oversees union elections and workplace disputes, overturned decades of precedent in 2015 by holding parent businesses accountable for workplace violations committed by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama board's decision roiled the business community, particularly franchise corporations, which allow small business owners to operate under a company umbrella but do not manage day-to-day workplace policies. A 3-2 Republican majority returned to the previous standard on Thursday...
  • Gowdy Eviscerates McCabe: "Surprised If He's Still An Employee Of The FBI By This Time Next Week"

    12/16/2017 6:32:12 AM PST · by blam · 101 replies
    Investing Matters ^ | 12-16-2017
    Once again echoing the dinner conversations of a growing number of American households around the country, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) ripped into FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Fox News regarding text messages released earlier this week between Agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page that revealed an FBI plot, allegedly hatched in McCabe’s office, to prevent a Trump presidency at all costs. Among other things, Gowdy said he would be somewhat shocked if McCabe was still an employee of the FBI “by this time next week.” “I’m still trying to figure out why 3 FBI agents are discussing politics...