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  • Trump’s Critics Desecrate the Holocaust (Holocaust Desecraters)

    06/22/2018 11:52:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jay Winik
    --SNIP-- “Children are being marched away to showers,” said MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, “just like the Nazis said that they were taking people to the showers and then they never came back.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a television interview: “This is the United States of America. It isn’t Nazi Germany, and there’s a difference.” Mrs. Feinstein is right. There is no comparison. Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe were rounded up and packed into cattle cars, with little air or light, no food and virtually no water, for a harrowing two- to three-day trip to Auschwitz. They rode in...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director...

    06/22/2018 11:47:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 21, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Headline: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel. The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an...
  • Fox: Blacks tell me conditions in border detention centers 'are better than some of the projects'

    06/22/2018 11:29:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 01 | Avery Anapol
    Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy on Friday defended the child detention centers where undocumented immigrant children are being kept, saying that “some African-Americans" told her the conditions are better than those in which they were raised. “The detention centers are far safer than the journey that these children just came on,” she said. “I spoke to some African-Americans who say, 'Gosh, the conditions of the detention centers are better than some of the projects that I grew up in.’” Campos-Duffy made the comment on Laura Ingraham’s show, “The Ingraham Angle” on Thursday night after Ingraham came under fire earlier this...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu plays tape of crying children from House floor

    06/22/2018 11:11:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Effort to highlight border separations violated chamber rulesRep. Ted Lieu of California violated House rules Friday by playing a recording of crying children who were separated from their parents at the border, ignoring a presiding officer who implored him to stop. Mr. Lieu, a Democrat who frequently rails against President Trump online, refused from the lectern at the front of the chamber, which was empty except for dozens of tourists who looked down from the gallery. “I think the American people need to hear this,” Mr. Lieu said, brushing off Rep. Karen Handel, Georgia Republican who happened to be presiding...
  • Surprise! Hateful Hillary Is Instigating Anti-Trump Hysterics

    06/22/2018 11:10:56 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies
    DownTrend ^ | 06-22-2018 | Donn Marten
    Never in the history of this nation has the loser of a presidential election not only refused to accept the results but actively worked to foment a domestic insurrection against the winner. The term “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is inadequate to describe the obsessive thirst for vengeance that has been exhibited by Hillary Clinton, a remorseless psychotic who may yet prove to be even more dangerous to the country from outside of the Oval Office than if she had won.
  • Melania Trump spokeswoman rips media over jacket: 'There was no hidden message'

    06/22/2018 10:47:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/21/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630) First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman on Thursday slammed media coverage of a jacket the first lady wore as she made a surprise trip to visit immigrant children held in detention centers. She was photographed boarding a plane to visit the children wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care. Do U?” across the back. DailyMail.com first reported the jacket that Trump was wearing. "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message,” first lady communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media...
  • Latino non-profit faces questions over big money, involvement in immigrant kids' housing

    06/22/2018 10:45:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/22/2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system. Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports.
  • Almost half of Germans want Merkel to resign, poll shows (WINNING!)

    06/22/2018 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 14 replies
    The Local DE ^ | 06/22/2018
    (Be still my heart) A survey carried out by YouGov on Friday shows 43% of Germans want Merkel to resign. 42% want her to stay and 15% offered no opinion.
  • LaVar Ball's master plan foiled as LiAngelo Ball goes undrafted in 2018 NBA draft

    06/22/2018 10:34:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jack Baer
    It’s hard to tell where it truly went wrong for LiAngelo Ball and his father’s master plan. Maybe it was when he left the UCLA basketball team after being arrested in China for shoplifting. Maybe it was when he shot 24.3 percent from three-point range in Lithuania and left the team earlier than expected. Maybe it was when he worked out for only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in the pre-draft process. Or maybe he was just never good enough at basketball to be drafted, as NBA executives believed. Whatever the case, what happened is that...
  • TIME Buries Correction of 'Crying Girl Separated from Mother by Border Agents'

    06/22/2018 10:31:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | June 19, 2018 | TIME
    At the bottom of the TIME article of the young crying girl 'separated from her mother by border control agents', we find this: Correction: The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she taken from the scene. The girl was not carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together.
  • Democrats prefer political gain over ending family separation

    06/22/2018 10:26:23 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | June 22, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Democrats are positioning themselves to vote down a bill that would permanently prevent the separation of illegal immigrant parents and children. Remember this the next time you see liberals compare President Donald Trump and his administration to Nazis on this issue. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ordering that families remain together while officials determine the outcome of their case. Illegal immigration activists — yes, you read that right — are likely to sue Trump over that. To understand what’s happening and how to fix it, review the history. In 1997, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the most...
  • Trump vs. Obama: Two Approaches to Migrant Families and Minors

    06/22/2018 10:25:11 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump were both faced with the issue of unaccompanied minors and family units following the passage of a law by a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. The law, intended to curb human smuggling, became a magnet for families and children to the U.S. border. “The most obvious and direct cause of the flood of children from Central America is the 2008 human trafficking law that ended the rapid deportation of unaccompanied minors who come illegally from countries other than Mexico and Canada,” the Washington Post wrote in July 2014....
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To

    06/22/2018 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018 | sundance
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion.  John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.WASHINGTON DC – […]  In the full notes of an April 30, 2013, meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer [Henry] Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating....
  • Woo hoo!! Closing in on the green! We need a big push to wrap this baby up! [FReepathon LXXXIII]

    Woo hoo!! Closing in on the green! We need a big push to wrap this baby up! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are...
  • Is There Emerging Support For Trump Tariff Policies Toward China?

    06/22/2018 9:51:14 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    I was on an ABC panel last night debating President Trump’s tariff policies with a Democratic politician and a left-of-center university economist when something very interesting emerged: They both agreed that China is a bad player in trade and that it should be forced into more fair trade with the U.S. All three of us agreed on a major Trump policy. That left the moderator a bit bewildered, and for good reason. It’s a pretty amazing development considering getting agreement on the sky being blue is nearly impossible in today’s environment. But just as surprising and largely uncovered, it is...
  • Comey And Lynch Will Be Subpoenaed By Senate Unless Feinstein Obstructs

    06/22/2018 9:35:09 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says he’ll issue subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, but the panel’s top Democrat Dianne Feinstein (CA) has to agree to it per committee rules. Grassley also said he would be open to exploring immunity for Comey’s former #2, Andrew McCabe. “I will want to subpoena him,” Grassley said of Comey during an appearance on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers.” The Iowan added that committee rules require that he and Feinstein “agree to it, and at this point I can’t tell you if she would agree to it. But if...
  • DOJ reviewing conduct of paralegal who chased Kirstjen Nielsen from restaurant

    06/22/2018 9:31:46 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2018
    The Justice Department is reviewing the conduct of an employee who helped chase Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday, but First Amendment scholars say that she may be immune from workplace consequences. Allison Hrabar, a Justice Department paralegal specialist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, helped organize a dozen-person DSA-led contingent that chanted “shame” at Nielsen until she left MXDC Cocina Mexicana. Hrabar came under intense scrutiny following the downtown D.C. protest, and political opponents demanded that she be fired for protesting Nielsen's role in separating suspected illegal immigrants from their children —...
  • Criticism of 'Erdogan regime' got me deported: Swedish-Kurdish MP

    06/22/2018 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | Ari Khalidi
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Jabar Amin, a Kurdish lawmaker in the Swedish Parliament, told Kurdistan 24 on Friday that Turkish authorities denied him entry to Turkey, where he was to observe this weekend's elections. He claimed it was because of his stance toward President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government."Yesterday, when I arrived at Ataturk Airport [Istanbul], Turkish security was already waiting. They immediately took me to a place there and told me that a decision from a higher position had come down that I should not enter the country," Amin said in a live TV interview from Stockholm."'You have to be our...
  • The American economy is stronger than ever six months after tax cuts

    06/22/2018 9:25:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Mattie Duppler
    Six months ago today, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, historic legislation which streamlined our tax code and offered much-needed tax relief to the American people. Since passage of the bill, the once-in-a-generation tax overhaul championed by President Trump and Republicans in Congress has already provided numerous benefits and an even brighter future for the American people. Gone is the outdated system that took too much of our money, sent our jobs overseas and stagnated our economy. Americans are now seeing thousands of dollars in tax relief and bigger paychecks. Middle-class families are benefitting from...
  • Judge denies Manafort attempt to dismiss money laundering charge

    06/22/2018 9:20:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Avery Anapol
    A federal judge rejected a motion by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to dismiss a money laundering charge against him. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied the motion in a court filing Friday. Manafort, who is facing numerous charges related to financial crimes, was sent to jail earlier this month after Special Counsel Robert Mueller accused him of witness tampering.