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  • A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

    01/18/2018 9:17:12 PM PST · by aquila48
    NY Slimes ^ | JAN. 17, 2018 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    KANDEL, Germany — It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the local drugstore, pulled out a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and stabbed her in the heart. The death in Kandel, in southwestern Germany, on Dec. 27 has traumatized this sleepy town of barely 10,000 inhabitants, not just because both the suspect and the victim were only 15 years old and went to the local school, but also because the boy is an Afghan migrant and the girl was German. From the moment Germany opened...
  • Pope Francis Honors Dutch Abortion Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood

    01/18/2018 9:10:06 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights. Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion. *snip* In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a sign of the pope’s progressivism, as well as acknowledgement for her work in supporting abortion rights. Ms. Ploumen said that the award came after much personal investment in contacts with...
  • Drudge dodges FBI/DOJ corruption story- headlines the Kabuki shutdown story

    01/18/2018 9:04:15 PM PST · by son of terrence · 15 replies
    This is Kabuki journalism by Matt. There are so few places to turn for news anymore. Thank God for this post and the smart people that congregate here. Even the supposed conservative sights are afraid of the swamp creatures. How can he not cover: https://saraacarter.com/2018/01/18/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/
  • The Case Against Joe Biden

    01/18/2018 8:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 10, 2018 | Walker Bragman
    He’s running—or so it would seem. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been making the rounds for his American Promise Tour, promoting (among other things) his new memoir, Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, which centers around the death of his son, and his plans for the future. Naturally, the book is a hit. In the last week and a half, Newsweek has run two articles pitching a single-term Biden presidency to restore normalcy to American politics—one by Matthew Cooper titled, “Joe Biden Can Beat Trump in 2020, But Will the Democratic Party Let Him Run?,”...
  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately accept DACA case

    01/18/2018 8:52:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 18, 2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Trump administration on Thursday night took the unusual step of asking the Supreme Court to immediately review and overturn a judge’s ruling that said the administration may not dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants raised in the United States. Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco asked the court to add the case to its docket this term. That would be unusual because the justices usually wait for an appeals court to act before accepting a case, and because it is late in the game for the court to add cases to its oral argument calendar, which...
  • Sundance: Robert Redford Calls #MeToo and Time's Up Movements "A Tipping Point"

    01/18/2018 8:36:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2018 | Gregg Kilday
    As this year's event gets underway, it has adopted a new code of conduct that applies to all the festgoers. As the 2018 Sundance Film Festival got underway Thursday in Park City, Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford hailed the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up initiative that are forcing Hollywood, both in the mainstream and indie film worlds, to confront gender inequality and sexual harassment. “It’s kind of a tipping point,” he said. “It’s changing the order of things so that women will have a stronger voice. They didn’t have it before. Too much control by the male dominance. Now...
  • House Freedom Caucus Gets Debate, Vote, on Goodlatte’s Immigration-and-Amnesty Bill

    01/18/2018 8:33:24 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18 | Neil Muno
    The House’s immigration-and-amnesty bill is going to get a formal debate and vote in the House, according to the House Freedom Caucus. Caucus chief Rep. Mark Meadows announced the decision to reporters following closed-door negotiations with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The talks with Ryan were held when Ryan had to trade favors to collect enough GOP votes to push through another short-term budget that will last until February 16. Democrats voted against the GOP’s short-term budget because it does not offer an amnesty to millions of illegals. The House budget plan next goes to the Senate, where Democrats will be...
  • Chinese Regime Races for Naval Supremacy, Building 8 Cruisers While US Builds None

    01/18/2018 8:17:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 17, 2018 | Paul Huang
    In this photo released by China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the first Type 055 destroyer (classified by Western sources as cruiser) is being launched in Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard on June 28, 2017. China is reportedly building at least 5 and possibly up to 8 Type 055s. (PLAN) The Chinese regime has been challenging U.S. military supremacy for years with an all-out military buildup. The construction of multiple ships of a class of large, high-tech naval cruisers may signal an altering of the balance of power in Asian waters, and is a harbinger of increased global competition between the two...
  • BREAKING: Rep. Gaetz Calls on Congress to Release SHOCKING Secret FISA Memo

    01/18/2018 8:07:43 PM PST · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) joined Liz Clamon Thursday on FOX Business Network to discuss an intelligence memo of a memo he was just given that involves the foreign intelligence surveillance program.
  • Iconic MiG-21 Soviet fighter reaches twilight years in Europe

    01/18/2018 7:59:22 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | January 18, 2018 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — During the Cold War, the MiG-21 fighter and the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle epitomized the might of the Soviet Bloc as it confronted the West in Europe. Although the MiG-21 — dubbed Fishbed by NATO — never saw combat in a NATO-Warsaw Pact war, the most iconic Soviet fighter of the jet age frequently tangled with American and other Western warplanes in hot wars in Vietnam, the Middle East and Africa. But nearly 60 years after it first entered front-line service with the Soviet air force — and 33 years since production ceased — the single-engine interceptor...
  • Fed's misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge

    01/18/2018 7:47:58 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/2018 | Jaes Bovard
    Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with the FBI and Bureau of Land Management in 2014. Navarro condemned the "grossly shocking” withholding of evidence from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in prison for the rest of their lives. Navarro, who had declared a mistrial last month, dismissed all charges against the Bundys. Navarro was especially riled because the FBI spent three years covering up...
  • Executioner in ISIS video is N.J. high school grad, magazine says

    01/18/2018 7:11:04 PM PST · by usafa92 · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/18/2018 | Paul Milo
    A man in his mid-20s who graduated from Atlantic City High School is believed to be the first American member of the Islamic State terror group to be filmed beheading a prisoner, according to a report in The Atlantic magazine published Saturday. Zulfi Hoxha, whose family immigrated to the United States from Albania and formerly owned a pizzeria in Margate, is believed to have connected with another man, David Wright, through online video games possibly as early as 2010, the magazine reported. Wright put Hoxha in touch with others who then helped Hoxha travel to a part of Syria controlled...
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Republicans Probe How Ex-British Spy’s Research Sparked Trump Surveillance

    01/18/2018 6:36:35 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/18/2018 | Byron Tau and Biography @ByronTau byron.tau@wsj.com Del Quentin Wilber
    WASHINGTON—Congress is probing the Obama administration’s decision to use research by an ex-British spy to justify, in part, surveillance of an associate of​ Donald Trump, as Republican scrutiny rises of law-enforcement actions during 2016 presidential campaign. In the final days of the campaign, the Justice Department used information from Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence official, as part of its request for a secret court order to monitor Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump and his ties to Russia, say people familiar with the matter.
  • Merkel's Coalition Partner: Failure of CDU, SPD Talks Will Be 'Catastrophe' for Germany

    01/18/2018 6:30:35 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-18-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Horst Seehofer -- the leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) ally, the Christian Social Union -- is calling on Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz to make sure that the talks between Merkel's CDU and Schulz's SPD are successful. Seehofer says the Social Democrats shooting down the results of the talks on Sunday would absolutely be a "catastrophe" for Germany. When asked by German newspaper Bild whether he has faith in the SPD -- which seems to be internally divided on the question whether or not it should form a coalition with the CDU -- Seehofer...
  • Urge Congress to end killing of babies surviving abortion

    01/18/2018 6:18:51 PM PST · by Maudeen · 6 replies
    AFA ^ | 1/18/2018 | AFA
    Tomorrow the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that would protect infants who survive a failed abortion. AFA encourages you to contact and urge your Congressman to vote for this bill. Just so you know, during the 114th Congress (2014-15), this same bill passed the House, but a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate allowed the bill to die. Senate Republican leadership, namely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is to blame despite the overwhelming number of Republican Senators who would have voted for the bill.
  • TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

    01/18/2018 6:14:55 PM PST · by MNDude · 17 replies
    Seven members of a cable television crew have been arrested after they tried to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that the team was filming for cable network CNBC, which is based in Englewood Cliffs. The TSA did not release the names of the people they said were arrested, and the Port Authority only said that it was investigating the incident. The law enforcement source said the crew likely would be charged by the Essex County...
  • House approves spending bill, shifting (fake) shutdown drama to Senate

    01/18/2018 6:09:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/18 07:35 PM EST | CRISTINA MARCOS
    WH doctor declares Trump in 'excellent' health, mentally fit for office 00:4000:48 WH doctor declares Trump in 'excellent' health, mentally fit for office TheHill.com Autoplay: On | Off The House on Thursday night approved a stopgap measure to keep the government open less than 36 hours before a possible shutdown, shifting the drama to a Senate where Democrats are threatening to block the GOP bill. The final vote was 230-197, with six Democrats voting for the measure and 11 Republicans voting against it. The Senate is expected to vote on a procedural motion later Thursday to take up the House...
  • McCain Associate Who Handled Dossier Asks Judge To Seal Deposition

    01/18/2018 12:48:43 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    <p>David Kramer, a former State Department official and former director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, filed a motion in federal court in Florida asking a judge for a protective order to block the public release of his deposition.</p>