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  • Border Patrol says viral video shows agents nabbing smuggling ‘organizer’

    03/08/2018 5:30:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook videos showing Border Patrol agents arresting a woman in San Diego went viral Thursday, with immigrant-rights activists saying they show a woman being torn from her children — but the agency said she was actually an “organizer” for a major smuggling operation. Activists seized on the videos as evidence of overbearing enforcement. But the Border Patrol said the woman was a justified target, given her involvement with a smuggling operation and her unauthorized status here in the U.S. ~snip~ The videos, both just less than two minutes long,...
  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • 25 American Products That Rely On Huge Protective Tariffs To Survive

    03/08/2018 4:08:13 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 27, 2010 | Gus Lubin
    Congress is preparing assail China for protectionist policies, like a 105.4% tariff on US poultry. But anyone who thinks America is a perfect practitioner of free trade needs to wake up. The International Trade Commission lists over 12,000 specific tariffs on imports to America. Hundreds of agricultural, textile, and manufacturing items are highly protected. So are obscure items like live foxes. -Non-specific dairy products -- 20% tariff on imports -Most vegetables -- 20% tariff -Asparagus and sweet corn -- 21.3% tariff -Synthetic outerwear -- 28.2% tariff
  • Trump’s steel tariffs are hated by almost every US Industry

    03/08/2018 4:00:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    MSN/Vox ^ | 3-8-2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Business leaders from nearly every American industry are furious with President Trump right now. They’ve been pressuring his administration to back off from its plan to add steep tariffs on importedsteel and aluminum, which are used to make everything from cars to boats and even soup cans. But the president has waved off their concerns. On Thursday afternoon, Trump is expected to sign an order directing the Commerce Department to add the 25 percent levy on steel and the 10 percent levy on aluminum. He did say, however, that his administration will exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs for...
  • Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown (Abdullah Bozkurt)

    03/08/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    X Index (the voice of free expression) ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | DENITSA TSEKOVA
    “It was part of the intimidation campaign to go after family members, including my mother.” This article is part of Index on Censorship partner Global Journalist’s Project Exile series, which has published interviews with exiled journalists from around the world. Abdullah Bozkurt, pictured with the last issue of the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman (courtesy). In hindsight, there were many clues that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government was making preparations to eliminate Turkey’s independent media even before it launched a massive crackdown in July 2016. But perhaps the biggest tip-off was the March 2016 police raid and seizure of Zaman, Turkey’s largest...
  • President Trump Signs the Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports

    03/08/2018 2:59:46 PM PST · by euram · 16 replies
    youtube.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | President Trump
    Full Trump speech.
  • Mitt Romney is under attack in Utah for ‘liberal Massachusetts values’

    03/08/2018 2:57:41 PM PST · by TBP · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney is being hit with the first attack ad of the Utah Senate race Thursday, a slickly produced video that portrays him as a darling of the D.C. establishment and gives him the nickname “flip-flopper Mitt.” The ad from Republican candidate Larry Meyers slams Mr. Romney, the presumptive front-runner in the GOP race, with accusations of not being conservative enough for Utah voters. “The D.C. establishment loves Mitt Romney. But Utah voters have a better choice. Larry Meyers,” says the announcer. It then rips open an old wound for Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former...
  • Why Won’t Women’s March Leaders Denounce Louis Farrakhan’s Anti-Semitism?

    03/08/2018 2:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jesse Singal
    Louis Farrakhan displays the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” during his speech at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Two weeks ago, during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some things to say about Jews. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Wintrust Arena in Chicago, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men” — that is, for...
  • Heads Up Major Announcement On North Korea At 7:00 PM EST

    03/08/2018 2:39:11 PM PST · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    A day of fast-moving developments. An announcement about North Korea expected within the hour.
  • Trump says South Korea to make 'major announcement' on North Korea(7PM)

    03/08/2018 2:36:20 PM PST · by Revel · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/8/18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that South Korea would be making a “major announcement” on North Korea at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday.
  • Parkland School Shooting Survivor David Hogg Goes To FBI After Receiving Death Threats

    03/08/2018 2:22:19 PM PST · by zeestephen · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08 March 2018 | Jena Greene
    The FBI has not commented on the matter beyond confirming that it was contacted by Hogg’s family.
  • Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser

    03/08/2018 1:53:52 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 91 replies
    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times. The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words. In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes. At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts. "This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood...
  • Yes, Dems turned out in TX – but so did Republicans

    03/08/2018 1:46:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    One News Now ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Chad Groening
    A former Texas Republican leader is downplaying the news of a high Democratic voter turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Democrats in the Lone Star State turned out Tuesday in the largest numbers for a midterm primary election in more than a decade. According to some media reports, they were venting their pent-up anger at President Donald Trump and this first state primary of the 2018 election cycle provided that opportunity. Their party, however, has emerged winless in statewide races for governor and U.S. senator for more than 20 years, and they face long odds this November of ousting Republicans such as...
  • In Triumph for Economic Nationalism, Trump Imposes Sweeping Metals Tariffs

    03/08/2018 1:39:35 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    President Donald Trump on Thursday will sign formal proclamations imposing tariffs aimed at defending America’s steel and aluminum industries from foreign imports. The tariffs are an “iron clad” measure aimed at defending industries vital to U.S. national security, a senior administration official said. The orders impose a sweeping tariff of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. They will initially apply to all countries that export the commodities to the U.S. apart from Canada and Mexico, which will be granted a temporary reprieve while negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue. “Canada and...
  • The Surprising (Soviet Communist) History of International Women’s Day

    03/08/2018 1:30:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    History Stories ^ | MARCH 6, 2017 | SARAH PRUITT
    International Women’s Day is a global celebration in more than 100 countries today, but many Americans may have only a vague awareness of the holiday. This might soon change, if grassroots organizers (including the group behind this January’s Women’s March on Washington) succeed in their efforts to convince women around the world to join in a “day of action,” including a labor strike, this March 8. As International Women’s Day approaches, take a look back at its origins in the United States more than a century ago, and how far it has come since then. Controversy clouds the history of...
  • School shooter texted pal just before massacre: ‘No big deal. Nothing bad’

    03/08/2018 1:26:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | 12:55pm | Updated | Natalie Musumeci
    Confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz texted a pal minutes before allegedly going on a shooting rampage at his former Florida high school that he had “big” news — but added it was “nothing bad,” according to a disturbing new report. Cruz sent the chilling text messages to the teenage son of the Snead family, which was housing the deranged 19-year-old before he allegedly shot 17 people dead using an AR-15 rifle at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, the Palm Beach Post reported. The 17-year-old Snead received the messages while he was in class at Stoneman Douglas...
  • Trump Introduces 25% Tariff on Steel, 10% on Aluminum (‘This is a Promise Made, a Promise Kept’)

    03/08/2018 1:22:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 08 Mar 2018 03:43 PM | Newsmax Wires
    President Donald Trump on Thursday slapped deeply contentious trade tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, swatting aside warnings of a global trade war and protests from allies in Europe and at home. The tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum will come into effect in 15 days, the White House said. They will not apply to Canada and Mexico initially, an official said, adding that security and trade partners could negotiate to seek exemption. The measures are likely to spark retaliatory sanctions from the European Union, China and other economic powers. Moving to fulfil a...
  • Trump signs tariffs proclamation

    03/08/2018 1:19:21 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | March 8, 2018 | Susan McFarland
    March 8 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday, joined by steel and aluminum workers at the White House, imposed his promised industrial tariffs -- 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on foreign-made aluminum. Trump signed the tariff proclamations Thursday afternoon in a meeting with industry workers and officials -- ushering in fiscal penalties that have drawn ire from world leaders and sparked fears of a possible trade war. "A nation that does not protect property at home cannot protect its property abroad," Trump said. The White House said Canada and Mexico will initially be excluded from the...
  • Baltimore Mayor Charges Taxpayers to Send Students to Anti-Gun March

    03/08/2018 1:06:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:00am | Mike LaChance
    Baltimore’s new Mayor Catherine Pugh is sending public school students to the “March for Our Lives” event in Washington, DC. The event has been organized for the students of Parkland who have been repeatedly exploited by the left to push gun control. Pugh is charging the taxpayers of Baltimore for the trip. Philip Wegmann reports at the Washington Examiner: Baltimore mayor promises taxpayer money to high school students playing hooky and protesting gun violence To succeed in life, stay in school … unless you’re cutting class for the sake of progressive politics. That’s the message Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered...
  • Elon Musk Makes Trump’s Case for Tariffs: No Level Playing Field with China

    03/08/2018 12:58:14 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3-8-2018 | LUCAS NOLAN
    In a surprising turn of events, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to social media to make a case for President Trumps recently proposed tariffs. President Trump published a tweet yesterday stating that China was asked to develop a yearly plan for the One Billion Dollar reduction in their trade deficit with the United States. President Trump was well received during his visit to China earlier this year and notes this by saying that U.S. relations with China are very good and that he looked forward to seeing what ideas they came up with. But, President Trump urged that the...