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  • Planet Fitness bans woman for objecting to sharing locker room with ‘transgender’ man

    07/17/2018 10:14:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/17/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    July 16, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Once again Planet Fitness has found itself at the center of a dispute which pits the wishes of men who ‘identify as women’ over the safety and privacy of women and girls.   Liberty Counsel has taken on the case of a Florida woman, ‘Mrs. H.,’who alleges that Planet Fitness discriminated against her after she objected to the presence of a man––Jordan ‘Ivy’ Rice––in the women’s locker room.   Mrs. H.’s membership was terminated because of her repeated vocal objections in the presence of other female gym patrons. “This is not the only incident with Mr....
  • Cuomo calls Trump tax law 'un-American' as state joins lawsuit

    07/17/2018 10:04:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY — Seven months after making the legal threat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that New York has joined three other states to sue the federal government over new tax limits on state and local deductions on next year’s federal tax forms. The lawsuit will be filed today in federal court in Manhattan and will feature an expedited hearing request by New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland. Cuomo, in a phone call with reporters in which he cited words by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln, called the new federal tax law “un-American” and one that...
  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • Trump to speak about Fake News on Putin at 2:00 pm

    07/17/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Fox is reporting Trump will speak at 2:00 about the pearl clutching regarding the Putin event yesterday. Rod Rosenstein was called to the White House today.
  • Breaking: Trump to speak at 2PM, Meet with Congressional Delegation After

    07/17/2018 9:57:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-17-2017 | TCRLAF
    President Trump is expected to make remarks about "his recent trip to Helsinki" around 2pm, per Sarah Sanders
  • Louie Gohmert Blasts Social Media Giants for Pushing Democrat Narrative About Russia

    07/17/2018 9:51:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 17, 2018 | THE LIBERTY DAILY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmOTU3fr2uQ
  • Deranged Media Claim Red-Haired White House Staffer Is A Russian Spy

    07/17/2018 9:48:47 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2018 | Bre Payton
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, members of the media mistook a Trump administration staffer for a Russian spy. Emily Singer, a senior political reporter for Mic, tweeted out a photo from inside the White House and claimed that Maria Butina, who was charged Monday for conspiring against the U.S. as a secret Russian agent, was among a gaggle of staffers inside the Oval Office. She later realized her mistake and deleted the tweet, but only after it went viral.
  • A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

    07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool
    A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists. The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications. “We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research...
  • Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

    07/17/2018 9:31:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politifact ^ | 07/17/2018 | Jon Greenberg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a novel idea to advance the Russia investigation during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to his country, Putin said, if Russian investigators were allowed to go the United States to dig into alleged tax evasion by American-born financier Bill Browder and his associates. "Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 billion dollars in Russia," Putin said through a translator. "They never paid any taxes." Putin continued. "They sent a huge amount of money, over 400 million, as a contribution to the...
  • Stephen F. Cohen on Helsinki Summit: Media Held A "Kangaroo Court" And Found Trump Guilty

    07/17/2018 9:21:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/17/2018 | Tim Hains
    NYU Russia expert Stephen F. Cohen and FNC's Tucker Carlson discuss the president's meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and calls of "treason" from Democrats and Intel officials. TUCKER CARLSON, FNC: Assess, if you would, the reaction today to this press conference and to the summit between Putin and Trump/ STEPHEN F. COHEN: The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people is like mob violence. I've never seen anything like it in my life. This is the president of the United States, doing what every other president before him, since FDR in 1943...
  • AP Lie Goes Around The World — Truth Still Lacing Up Boots

    07/17/2018 9:16:37 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 5 replies
    The AP recently put out a story that is in effect and intent, a lie. It was published July 6 under the more-than-misleading headline: “AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” As intended, it looks bad. But in reality, it is open flimflam based on the contents of the story itself. Yet it’s tentacles are spreading as others are now picking up the fraudulent narrative and re-spreading it. As we reported last week, there is not one data point in the story supporting the headline, just some unsubstantiated comments from immigration lawyers plus a few anecdotes. In the big...
  • IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED

    07/17/2018 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak, Investigative Reporter
    IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote,“We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening...
  • Russian Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost security cooperation with US

    07/17/2018 8:39:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Max Greenwood
    <p>Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it stands ready to step up cooperation with the U.S. on international security matters outlined by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit on Monday.</p> <p>"The Russian Defense Ministry is ready for practical implementation of the agreements in the sphere of international security reached by Russian and U.S. Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at their Monday’s summit in Helsinki," Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry said, according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS.</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez on campaigning with Sanders: Progressive policies 'can win across the country'

    07/17/2018 8:32:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that she believes progressive policies “can win across the country” as she prepares to campaign in red-state Kansas with possible 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders told The Washington Post on Friday that the two progressive figures would travel to Kansas to campaign for congressional candidates James Thompson and Brent Welder. “The political revolution is alive and well in Kansas,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the release officially announcing the trip. “[Welder and Thompson] have committed the organizing power to show that if Democrats run on a clear, committed platform for working class Americans, while...
  • Schumer outlines 5-step plan to stand up to Russia

    07/17/2018 8:31:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Axios ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Caitlin Owens, Marisa Fernandez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin holds damaging information over President Trump, and has outlined five ways the GOP-held Congress should respond to Russia's election meddling and Monday's bizarre Trump-Putin press conference. Between the lines: Republicans are calling all of the shots when it comes to introducing legislation or subpoenaing information from the administration. Schumer's ask of the GOP: Increase sanctions against Russia. Demand that the president's national security team that accompanied him to the Russia summit testify before Congress about what happened. End all attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and Special...
  • Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks’ Howard Schultz

    07/17/2018 8:26:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kr
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz — who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat — recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, “convened by” Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • I'm Bill Browder. Here's Putin's Biggest Mistake When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

    07/17/2018 8:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Yahoo via TIME ^ | 07/17/2018 | Bill Browder
    I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew something was going on. I quickly discovered that Putin had mentioned me by name. No journalist had asked about me. He just brought me up out of the blue. Putin offered to allow American investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents just indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for allowing Russians to have access to me and those close to me. This is no idle threat. For the last ten years, I’ve been trying to...
  • Woo hoo!! Please don't forget about our FReepathon. Let's keep it going!! (Thread XVII)

    The seditious deep state is getting desperate and more and more brazen every day!! Lot's of news coming out daily about taking down our president any way they can. By military coup or whatever. Trump campaigned BIGLY on the need to drain the swamp. And the swamp has targeted him and has been fighting like cornered rats ever since. Drain the swamp, baby!! But please don't forget about our FReepathon. We're gonna need FR now more than ever!! Let's keep it going!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We...
  • How Trump Can Lower Drug Prices

    07/17/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Steve Moore
    One of Donald Trump's more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices. Of course, the entire concept of drug prices' being "too high" is subjective. Drugs are too expensive ... compared with what? Certainly not compared with not having the drugs available at all. If you suffer from the intense pain of migraine headaches or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, how much would you pay for a drug to help you? I have friends...
  • Deep State Determined to Undermine Trump Using Mueller Indictments

    07/17/2018 8:15:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Ron Paul
    The term “deep state” has been so over-used in the past few years that it may seem meaningless. It has become standard practice to label one’s political adversaries as representing the “deep state” as a way of avoiding the defense of one’s positions. President Trump has often blamed the “deep state” for his political troubles. Trump supporters have created big conspiracies involving the “deep state” to explain why the president places neocons in key positions or fails to fulfill his campaign promises. But the “deep state” is no vast and secret conspiracy theory. The deep state is real, it operates...