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  • And the Fake News Winners Are...

    01/17/2018 5:03:13 PM PST · by Textide · 95 replies
    Donald Trump Twitter ^ | 01/17/2018 | DJT
    And the FAKE NEWS winners are...
  • Orrin Hatch responds to viral video of him removing phantom glasses*video*

    01/17/2018 8:32:27 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-16-2018 | Katie Leach
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, cheekily responded to a video of him removing an imaginary pair of glasses that quickly made its rounds on social media on Tuesday. “Oh you mean his invisible glasses from Warby Parker? They're new, you've probably never heard of them,” the senator tweeted in response to the viral video from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
  • Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

    01/17/2018 8:29:29 PM PST · by Coronal · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | Karen Freifeld, Patricia Zengerle
    Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Bannon, who was a close adviser during President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and in his first months in office, had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Mueller’s probe of links between Russia and Trump’s campaign. But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed instead and Bannon accepted. It was...
  • "What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa, Trump is Right."

    01/17/2018 8:25:32 PM PST · by lastchance · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. ... Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization...
  • Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

    01/17/2018 7:44:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 17, 2018
    Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority. The poll, conducted for The New York Times, found that 46 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat support the plan, up from 37 percent in December.
  • Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

    01/17/2018 4:32:38 PM PST · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter. Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. FBI officials declined...
  • Penn student Blaze Bernstein's former classmate formally charged with murder

    01/17/2018 7:17:33 PM PST · by Phillyred · 17 replies
    Samuel Woodward, the 20-year-old suspected killer of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, has been charged with one felony count of murder with a sentence enhancement for using a knife, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced Wednesday. “This is a senseless murder of a young man,” Rackauckas said during the news conference Bernstein, a 19-year-old freshman psychology student, disappeared Jan. 2 after driving to Borrego Park in Lake Forest with Woodward. The two had attended school together at the Orange County School of the Arts ........This undated file photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Samuel Woodward,...
  • DACA gave her courage to fight anti-immigrant bias and white supremacy

    01/17/2018 7:00:10 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    PRI ^ | January 17, 2018 | Kenya Downs
    Mwewa Mwange says that she is shy and avoids conversations, too afraid of awkward moments. But ever since she became eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, she slowly came out of her shell. She is one of almost 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children who have DACA, which offers temporary protection from deportation and the opportunity to apply for work permits. But she’s specifically passionate about black immigrants, a demographic she says often gets ignored in immigrant advocacy circles. “I can step out of this shadow or out of this hiding and be able...
  • Trump Announces Much Anticipated #FakeNews Awards — BREAKS THE INTERNET!

    01/17/2018 6:58:11 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/17/17
    The Fake News Awards BROKE THE INTERNET. The president listed about 12 stories as winning the Fake News Awards for 2017. UPDATE — HERE IS THE LIST….. 2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative. Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards: 1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.
  • Just In: 26 States Just Asked Trump To Rip Up A Major Piece Of Obama’s Legacy

    01/17/2018 6:54:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 17, 2018 at 2:35pm | Michael Bastasch
    Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global warming regulation for power plants. The coalition, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, filed comments in support of the EPA repealing the Clean Power Plan on the grounds it’s an “unlawful” federal power grab and violates the Clean Air Act. “The Power Plan’s binding emission limits require States to shift electricity generation from coal-fired plants to natural gas-fired plants and renewable sources,” Morrisey’s coalition wrote in comments submitted to the EPA Wednesday. “This federally imposed policy interferes...
  • The Media Seemed Disappointed That Trump Didn’t Have AIDS, Hepatitis C, Ebola, Or Anything Awful

    01/17/2018 6:50:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Hopping off what Katie wrote yesterday, the president is healthy. In fact, he’s in excellent health. Forget the idiotic speculation about drinking too many Diet Cokes and eating Big Macs, the president’s blood pressure was good and his cognitive function was fine. The 25th Amendment, the liberals’ go-to plan, the one that was going to get Trump out of the White House was dashed by science and genetics. At yesterday’s press briefing, the president’s doctor, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, broke down the numbers. His heart rate is fine, his blood pressure is fine, and he weighs 239 pounds. Jackson added...
  • Dem IT aides pretended to be congressmen to steal data

    01/17/2018 6:40:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 17, 2018 | ART MOORE
    'The American people deserve to know the truth to this' In a report on the bizarre scandal centering on Pakistani-born Democratic congressional IT aides, a House investigation concluded the aides accessed the data of members for whom they did not work, sometimes logging in as lawmakers to cover their tracks. The report summarizing the findings of a four-month internal investigation that said the behavior of the aides mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” the Daily Caller News Foundation reported. Authorities said there is evidence the members’ data may have been aggregated onto one server,...
  • [Video] Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

    01/17/2018 6:32:29 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/16/18 | Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News’ full, fiery interview with clinical psychologist and professorJordan B Peterson, whose views on gender have amassed great controversy - and a huge online following. He discusses the pay gap, patriarchy and his new book "12 Rules for Life."
  • Trump's 'Fake News Awards' lead with CNN, ABC's Ross, NY Times' Krugman

    01/17/2018 6:18:35 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 11 replies ^ | 01/17/18
    "2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90 percent of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative," according to the announcement. The awards, hosted on the GOP's national website, were unavailable immediately following Trump's tweet announcing them, likely from a traffic overload. "The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover," according to the GOP-hosted website. Krugman's No. 1 listing is contrasted with a headline that shows the Dow hitting a record high....
  • South Carolina deputy dies, 3 others remain wounded, after 'ambush' shooting

    01/17/2018 5:53:35 PM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/18 | Katherine Lam, Nicole Darrah
    A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has died after a man accused of assaulting his wife "ambushed" and shot him and three other officers, officials said Wednesday. York County Detective Michael Doty died Wednesday after he was shot by 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall during an hours-long manhunt Tuesday morning. "It is with a heavy heart & great sadness that York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announces the passing of Detective Michael R. Doty," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. Doty spent 12 years working in law enforcemen
  • Trump reveals Fake News Awards winners, website promptly crashes

    01/17/2018 5:43:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    EW ^ | January 17, 2018
    Donald Trump has revealed his frequently touted Fake News Awards winners on Wednesday night — and the GOP’s website with the list promptly crashed.
  • CNN Panel Trashes Trump's Physician: He's Just A Fanboy. (Narrator Voice: He Was Obama's Doctor Too)

    01/17/2018 5:39:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    We have a new rule from liberal America: if you don’t like someone in office, you can just pull medical diagnoses out of thin air to denigrate them. Yesterday, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson delivered his report on the president’s routine checkup. Trump is in excellent health. He had good blood pressure, heart rate, and Jackson was confident that he would remain in good health throughout his first term, possibly his second. The media was aghast. How could this be? They were all waiting popcorn in hand to report gleefully that something was wrong with the president. Having slightly higher cholesterol than...
  • Goldstein Investigation: $10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

    01/17/2018 5:28:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | January 17, 2018
    The Los Angeles Police Department made a big deal about going green with a fleet of electric BMWs. But our David Goldstein has discovered some of those cars are sitting in the garage. Here is a full script of Goldstein’s investigation: “This is part of a million-dollar pilot program. You’re really supposed to get a manicure using the BMWs?” We followed this LAPD commander driving one of the department’s fleet of electric BMWs to a nail salon.
  • Trump to address March for Life via satellite

    01/17/2018 5:26:31 PM PST · by · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/18 01:32 PM EST | Max Greenwood
    President Trump is set to address the March for Life, an anti-abortion rights gathering in Washington, D.C., on Friday via satellite, the White House said. Trump will become the first sitting president to address the rally via a live video. The stream is set to take place from the Rose Garden, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Wednesday. "The president is committed to protecting the life of the unborn and he is excited to be part of this historic event," she said. "Since his first day in office, President Trump has remained steadfast on his campaign promises...
  • Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

    01/17/2018 5:10:40 PM PST · by Angels27 · 82 replies
    New York Time vis MSN ^ | 1-17-18 | Michael D Shear
    WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could suffer a heart attack while in office. Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral and the White House physician, said Tuesday in his report on the president’s medical condition that Mr. Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired level of 100 or less. Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute,...