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  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

    12/07/2017 2:19:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority. Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. And Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points last year. The unexpected opportunity could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican...
  • John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

    12/07/2017 2:00:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7,2017 | By Brett Samuels
    Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lewis and Thompson cited Trump’s past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders. Lewis had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Grill .... Peter Strzok: Did He Use Steele Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant?

    12/07/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 105 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/07/2017 | Tim Hains
    Rep. Jim Jordan asks FBI director Christopher Wray whether Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired by the Mueller investigation for sending "anti-Trump text messages," was involved with getting a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Jordan posits that Strzok was the agent who used the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant from a FISA court to spy on members of the Trump campaign --snip-- "And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take...
  • The Ex-Congressman (Harold Ford) Fired By Morgan Stanley...Is Threatening To Sue

    12/07/2017 1:38:54 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-7-2017 | Mohammed Hadi and Reuters
    Harold Ford, Jr. a former U.S. Democratic lawmaker turned investment banker, threatened to sue Morgan Stanley after he was fired from the bank for inappropriate conduct. A spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that Ford had been fired, saying that he was let go for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies." The news of Ford's departure was first reported by the Huffington Post, which cited interviews with an unnamed woman who claimed Ford harassed her on a night several years ago. Ford issued a statement to multiple media outlets that denies any allegations and threatens legal...
  • The Latest: Palestinians say they won't meet with Pence

    12/07/2017 1:33:38 PM PST · by Hadean · 52 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec. 7, 2017
    A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The official, Jibril Rajoub, said Thursday "we will not receive him in the Palestinian territories." Rajoub also calls for Arab officials not to meet with Pence. Pence is expected to visit the region later this month. He is set to travel to Israel and to the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It was not clear what Rajoub's remarks meant for the West Bank portion of Pence's trip. Trump's...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Nunes to issue subpoena for demoted DOJ official connected to anti-Trump Dossier

    12/07/2017 1:15:58 PM PST · by SSS Two · 27 replies
    SaraACarter.com ^ | 12/07/2017 | Sara A. Carter
    “The Committee will issue a subpoena to Bruce Ohr for information on this matter,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday, the committee is issuing a subpoena to a top ranking DOJ official that had been demoted recently for meeting with the former British spy and the owner of a security firm behind the salacious anti- Trump dossier, this reporter has learned. On Thursday, Rep. Nunes, a California Republican, said in a statement, “pursuant to the House Intelligence Committee’s prior subpoenas and information requests, the Department of Justice should have provided the...
  • EU Suing Conservative Countries Refusing Orders to Accept Third World Migrants

    12/07/2017 1:01:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    The EU is to sue Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in third world migrants, the European Commission announced on Thursday. They will be referred to the European Court of Justice for “non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation”, the commission said in a statement, referring to the three countries’ staunch refusal to take part in an EU scheme forcing migrants on unwilling nations. Passed at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, the controversial rule dictates that asylum seekers who illegally breach Europe’s borders be “fairly” redistributed across the bloc through a quota...
  • What Will a Few More Years of Muslim Immigration Do to Europe?

    12/07/2017 1:00:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    On December 3, 2017, members of the Trump administration, including Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., and secretary of state Rex Tillerson announced that United States would no longer take part in the Global Compact on migration. That compact, the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migration, signed on September 19, 2016 by 193 states, purported to commit them to a unified framework – a safe, orderly, and regular organization of all aspects of international migration. Secretary Tillerson explained, a day before a global conference on the issue was to open on December 4 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,...
  • The Cat That Changed America

    12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to...
  • Jones Plans To Bring In Black Reps To Boost Alabama Voter Turnout

    12/07/2017 12:36:00 PM PST · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
    Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones plans to bring in black congressmen like Rep. Cory Booker to rally for him in order to reach black voters as time inches closer to the special election, according to a Thursday report. Jones and his allies are gearing up to make a final push to recruit black voters, a much-needed voting bloc, to try and secure a victory on election day for United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s former Senate seat, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell has been leading the charge to get Sen. Cory Booker and Rep....
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • Ex-World Series star is fighting the California wildfires

    12/07/2017 12:22:15 PM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 12/07/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Baseball players don’t always go into broadcasting or managing after their MLB career is finished. Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes took a different path, deciding to pick up a hose and become a firefighter in Los Angeles County. And as an L.A. County firefighter, he’s now reportedly on the front lines of the California wildfires, working with many others to try and contain them.
  • Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

    12/07/2017 12:17:03 PM PST · by x1stcav · 131 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/17 | Evan Halper
    Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out. It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal government from Washington and reattach them in faraway places, spreading the wealth generated by these well-paid agency workforces and forcing senior bureaucrats to face the people they affect.
  • California AG: What Is the Trump Admin Hiding About its Decision to End DACA?

    12/07/2017 12:16:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has led the quest for Trump administration documents relating to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which delays deportation for minors whose parents brought them to the United States illegally. President Obama introduced DACA in June 2012. It was a controversial move that many on the other side of the aisle said was an overuse of executive authority. Trump announced plans to end the program this past fall, citing those same constitutional concerns. Still, Becerra seems to suspect the administration is guilty of wrongdoing in terms of its own immigration...
  • Wreckage of USS Ward is found near Philippines

    12/07/2017 12:15:11 PM PST · by Coronal · 15 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | December 7, 2017 | Wyatt Olson
    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — Just days before Thursday’s 76th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, marine researchers have found and explored the undersea wreckage of the U.S. ship that was the first to fire upon a Japanese vessel that day. On Nov. 30, the crew of the research vessel Petrel sent an underwater drone 650 feet below to explore and document the remnants of the USS Ward, according to a statement by the USS Ward Expedition. The Ward has rested unseen at the bottom of Ormoc Bay — just off the island of Leyte, Philippines — since it...
  • President Donald Trump 2020 Re-Election Ad (vanity)

    12/07/2017 12:01:15 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    c-span ^ | 1995 | Bill Clinton
    "This is Donald Trump and I approve of this message"