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  • Mike Pence sat just feet away from Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 11:33:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/09/2018 | Alex Ward
    North Korea and the United States just made history during the 2018 Winter Olympics — and it was awkward. At the Olympics opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence sat mere feet away from Kim Yo Jong, the sister and trusted adviser of none other than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. That’s remarkable for a few reasons. First, Kim is the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to enter South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. It was already a huge deal that she would attend, as it possibly...
  • Illinois | Ban on Guns within 1,000ft of Parks are Unconstitutional

    02/09/2018 11:33:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”. From reason.com: Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the constitutional right to bear arms. The decision in People v. Chairez extends the logic of prior rulings by the same court and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holding that Second Amendment rights exist...
  • Libertarian Think Tank Let Boss Sexually Harass Workers

    02/09/2018 11:15:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 8, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes this by threatening wealthy tax dodgers with imprisonment. Individual liberty is sacrosanct, and just social policies are those that do not violate a person’s will through a threat of state aggression. The logical flaws of this “nonaggression principle” are myriad. But most spring from the libertarian’s insistence on applying...
  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • Study: Climate Change Probably Won’t Kill All of Us

    02/09/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 9, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Due to a combination of prudence and morbid curiosity, a great deal of scholarly research (and journalism) about climate change has focused on the worst of all possible worlds. For scientists running climate-economic models, that nightmare scenario has a concrete definition: In 2011, such researchers established four baseline scenarios for the future of greenhouse gas emissions (ranging from the benign to the catastrophic) for the sake of facilitating comparable studies. The most fearsome — and widely cited — of these baselines, known as “RCP8.5,” imagined a year 2100 in which an overpopulated, technologically underdeveloped humanity is digging up and burning...
  • Comey was forced to tell Congress about Weiner emails because George Toscas found out about them!

    02/09/2018 10:51:20 AM PST · by tschatski · 91 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It.” The committee also released thousands of text messages between two agents and lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shed light on the criminal intent of deep state players to avoid prosecution of Hillary Clinton and to block and destroy a Trump presidency.(snip) Peter Strzok was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server. He also hated Donald Trump along with his lover...
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s last transportation deal: 10 more miles of toll lanes on Interstate 95

    02/09/2018 10:44:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2018 | Luz Lazo
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced a deal Wednesday that will add 10 more miles of express lanes to the Interstate 95 corridor, expanding the system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to Fredericksburg by 2022. As part of the agreement, the private company building the lanes will give the state $277 million upfront to cover costs of a bridge over the Rappahannock River and other improvements along the corridor, Virginia transportation officials said. The deal essentially moves forward a 10-mile extension from Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford County to Route 17 in the Fredericksburg area. It also builds on...
  • Opening of Sarah Long Bridge delayed 8 months

    02/09/2018 10:31:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | February 8, 2018 | Peter McGuire, Portland Press Herald
    It seems weary commuters will have to wait four more months before they can start using the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. The lift-span bridge will now be open to traffic in mid-May, eight months after cars were supposed to start using it to cross the Piscataqua River, according to an updated construction schedule from Cianbro, the Pittsfield-based construction company hired by the state of Maine to build the bridge. Cianbro spokesman Alan Grover did not return a interview request Tuesday to explain why bridge construction has been delayed. Cianbro started construction on the $160 million...
  • Single Payer is Doomed Before It Starts

    02/09/2018 10:31:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Ted Noel, MD
    Donald Trump tweeted that Britain's National Health Service is "broke and not working." All too true: expenses have forced 40% of walk-in health centers to close, all elective surgery in January to be cancelled, and primary care has been decimated, it's not surprising that problems have surfaced. It is just as predictable that the usual call for "more money" echoes around the UK. All this is the result of economic laws that have been completely ignored since the days of Aneurin Bevan, the father of the UK NHS. The first is the Law of Rationing. In short, "Everything is...
  • 5 new Mueller investigations gearing up

    02/09/2018 10:07:49 AM PST · by TrumpGOP · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/8/2018 | Bill still
    https://youtu.be/HVr4KFgCDmk
  • Democrats Are Desperate For Win In Florida Special Election

    02/09/2018 10:03:26 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 13 replies
    Why is former Vice President Joe Biden campaigning for an unknown Democrat in a single open Florida House seat that means nothing to state governance? And why are gobs of money from Democratic donors around the nation pouring in to this special election covering North Sarasota? Because Democrats have been losing a lot lately — the historic tax reform success, roaring economy, their fiasco of a performance at the State of the Union, apparent collusion between Democrats and Russia and now Obama being outed in a bald-faced lie on discussing the Clinton email investigation with the FBI. Further, GOP poll...
  • Downed Russian pilot in Syria used machine pistol, grenade in last stand

    02/09/2018 10:02:47 AM PST · by Simon Green · 73 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 02/09/18 | Chris Eger
    The pilot of a shot down Russian Aerospace Force Su-25SM attack aircraft, when cornered by insurgents last week, reportedly resorted to his personal weapons and was not taken alive. According to releases from the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major Roman Filipov, 33, was shot down by a shoulder-launched missile near the town of Maarrat al-Nu’man on Feb. 3 while on a routine patrol. Ejecting in an area controlled by Al-Nusra — a jihadist group labeled as terrorists by both the U.S. and Russia — Filipov continued his fight once on the ground. In a statement from Col. Gen. Sergei...
  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide’s corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecution’s star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe “was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail,” said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. Asked if Howe — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan — will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorney’s Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • Winning: Polls Show Significant GOP Resurgence in Past Two Months

    02/09/2018 9:57:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Several recently released polls show a resurgence of Republican popularity among voters, as measured by President Trump’s approval ratings and the generic Congressional ballot. The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, for instance, currently shows the generic Congressional ballot advantage for Democrats has dipped to 6.2 percent, the lowest it has been since May 30 of last year, and down seven points from the 13-point advantage they had as recently as a month and a half ago. President Trump’s job approval rating has increased to 42.3 percent in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, his highest since May 13...
  • New Poll Finds Voters Trust GOP Over Dems on Economy, Jobs, National Security, and Immigration

    02/09/2018 9:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2018 | Guy Benson
    In my post yesterday about freshly-announced benefits from tax reform -- here's another bummer for Pelosi and friends -- I warned that in spite of Americans' positivity on the economy and growing support for the GOP-passed law, outsized Democratic enthusiasm threatens to make a 'blue wave' inevitable.  I stand by that analysis, but figured I'd keep you posted on data points and trends that push back against the 'doomed GOP' narrative.  One was the Monmouth poll we covered last week.  The latest national survey from Politico is another.  The president's approval rating is up to a respectable level, Republicans have...
  • Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press) A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her....
  • U.S. judge rules it would be ‘tyranny’ to force Christian to bake cake for lesbian ‘marriage’

    02/09/2018 9:06:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/08/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    BAKERSFIELD, California – It would be a violation of free speech for a Christian baker to be forced to make a same-sex "wedding" cake, a California judge ruled on Monday. Cathy Miller owns Tastries Bakery, where 40 percent of her business is wedding cakes, many of which she personally designs. Last August two lesbians asked her to design a special cake to celebrate their “marriage,” and Miller politely redirected them to an accommodating competitor. Nevertheless, as is the well-established LGBT pattern, the lesbians sued Miller anyway. They filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, accusing...
  • Moody’s Threatens To Downgrade U.S. Credit Rating Amid “Meaningful Fiscal Deterioration”

    02/09/2018 9:03:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    ETF Daily ^ | 02/09/2018
    From Tyler Durden: Back in 2011, Standard & Poors’ shocked the world, and the Obama administration, when it dared to downgrade the US from its vaunted AAA rating, something that had never happened before (and led to the resignation of S&P’s CEO and a dramatic crackdown on the rating agency led by Tim Geithner). Nearly seven years later, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) this time it is Warren Buffett’s own rating agency, Moody’s, which on Friday morning warned Trump that he...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,"Open Line Fridays",February 9,2018

    02/09/2018 8:59:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Former Obama official confirms Steele dossier was given to State

    02/09/2018 8:49:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    An official at former President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim made by Republicans that former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians. In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth,” former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer says Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between President Trump and Russia. Winer’s op-ed confirms the chain of events Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) detailed in a...