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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday (01/19/19)


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Trump Effect: China Offers A Path To Eliminate U.S. Trade Imbalance, Sources Say – Bloomberg

China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, according to officials familiar with the negotiations.

By increasing goods imports from the U.S. by a combined value of more than $1 trillion over that period, China would seek to reduce its trade surplus – which last year stood at $323 billion – to zero by 2024, one of the people said. The officials asked not to be named as the discussions aren’t public.

The offer, made during talks in Beijing earlier this month, was met with skepticism by U.S. negotiators who nonetheless asked the Chinese to do even better, demanding that the imbalance be cleared in the next two years, the people said. Economists who’ve studied the trade relationship argue it would be hard to eliminate the gap, which they say is sustained in large part by U.S. demand for Chinese products.

U.S. stocks extended gains and the dollar rose following the news…

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Hispanic Approval Of Trump Surges To 50% As Employment Sets Record – CNS
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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Hispanic-Latino approval of President Donald Trump’s job performance jumped 19 points in the past month, hitting, hitting 50% in January.

In the national survey of adults (age 18 and up), conducted January 10-13, 2019, 50% of Latinos said they approve of Trump’s job performance, while 46% disapprove and 4% are unsure what they think. In December, only 31% voiced approval, while more than twice as many (64%) Hispanic-Latino adults said they disapproved of Trump’s performance.

On January 4, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment data showing that Hispanic-Latino employment set a new record high in December, while the unemployment rate for this cohort fell to its lowest level on record. As CNSNews.com reported at the time…

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Christian Woman Awarded $21.5 Million After Employer Fired Her For Refusing To Work On Sundays – Daily Wire

A federal jury in Florida awarded a Christian woman $21.5 million in punitive damages this week, declaring that her employer, the Conrad Hotel, unjustly fired her when she refused to work on Sundays because of her Christian faith.

“Marie Jean Pierre worked as a dishwasher at the Conrad from 2006 to 2016,” reports the Miami Herald. “The hotel knew about her involvement in the Soldiers of Christ Church that prevented her from working Sundays. But in 2015, her boss, kitchen manager George Colon, assigned her to work Sundays anyway.”

Though Pierre managed the new schedule by trading shifts with her fellow co-workers for several weeks, her employer demanded that she show up regardless. Pierre refused to compromise her faith and he fired her.

When the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Pierre a “right to sue” notice, she filed suit against the Conrad Hotel, managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, alleging she had been unjustly fired for her religious beliefs…

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President Trump And Kim Jong Un To Hold Second Summit In Late February – Zero Hedge
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After months of waffling about the prospects of another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, the White House announced Friday afternoon that a meeting has finally been tentatively scheduled for late February, following a series of meetings involving North Korea’s chief negotiator that culminated in meeting the president at the Oval Office.

Following the announcement, the White House said that it has continued to make progress with North Korea, though sanctions will remain intact.

According to the Associated Press, Gen. Kim Yong Chol, the lead negotiator for North Korea and a former spy chief, met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday…

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A Federal Appeals Court Just Took A Big Swing At Planned Parenthood – Daily Caller

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction forbidding Texas from stripping Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funds Thursday, while stridently criticizing the abortion provider for its rhetoric and medical practices.

“Planned Parenthood’s reprehensible conduct, captured in undercover videos, proves that it is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act, so we are confident we will ultimately prevail,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement after Thursday’s ruling.

The case arose after a pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood violating medical and ethical standards codified in federal law and state regulations. Texas terminated its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood shortly thereafter, citing infractions documented in the videos.

In turn, Planned Parenthood asked a federal court to restore its Medicaid funding. Thursday’s ruling is especially striking for its numerous rebukes of Planned Parenthood…

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Trump And Pence Give Surprise Addresses At 46th Annual March For Life In Washington, DC- Washington Post
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President Trump and Vice President Pence surprised thousands of protesters demonstrating against abortion on the Mall in Washington by making unannounced speeches at Friday’s March for Life.

Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, strode onstage to the delighted cheers of a roaring crowd carrying antiabortion posters and banners. Then Pence concluded his remarks with a second surprise: Trump, who addressed the march by video feed last year, had again prepared videotaped remarks for the marchers.

“When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, we see the beauty and the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation. We know that every life has meaning,” Trump said in his video…

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Former Staffer Sues Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee For Firing Her After Rape Allegation – Roll Call

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims in a new lawsuit that the Texas Democrat fired her after she planned to pursue legal action over an alleged rape by a former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation employee.

According to the court filings, the staffer alleges that Damien Jones, a former intern coordinator for the CBCF, raped her at his D.C.-area home in October 2015. The staffer, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, was a 19-year-old intern for the CBCF when the alleged assault happened.

The lawsuit, filed on Jan. 11, details that the staffer reported the rape to police and told two members of Congress: Democratic Rep. Terri A. Sewell of Alabama and Jackson Lee. She did not pursue legal action at the time of the alleged rape.

The complaint says that after she told Sewell – a distant relative of Jane Doe’s mother – Sewell called Jane Doe’s mother without her permission…

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Senator Ben Sasse Blasts Leftist Assclowns Kamala Harris And Mazie Hirono For Their Anti-Catholic Bigotry In Floor Speech – PJ Media
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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse delivered a fiery speech on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, rebuking his colleagues who have tried in recent months to impose religious tests for nominees to the federal judiciary.

The junior senator from the Cornhusker State also introduced a resolution reaffirming the Constitution’s religious liberty protections.

“I want Senators to unanimously reaffirm our oath of office to a Constitution that rejects religious bigotry,” Sasse said. “It is useful to regularly remind ourselves that Americans are a First Amendment people. Each of the five freedoms in the First Amendment: speech, press, religion, assembly, protest, they define who we are.”…

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State Department Finds A Bunch Of Money, Recalls Furloughed Employees – Fox News

The State Department announced Thursday that it has found funding to recall most of its furloughed employees who have gone without pay since the start of the government shutdown last month.

In a statement posted on the State Department’s website, Deputy Under Secretary for Management Bill Todd said the government is making additional funding available to pay the salaries of employees and expects most employees to be back at work starting Jan. 22, with overseas workers starting back January 20.

“As a national security agency, it is imperative that the Department of State carries out its mission,” Todd said in his statement. “We are best positioned to do so with fully staffed embassies, consulates, and domestic offices.”

He added: “Recognizing the increasing hardship to employees caused by the ongoing lapse in appropriations, the Department is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries.”…

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Drug Smugglers Bring 700 Lbs Of Cocaine Into U.S., Then Flee Into Mexico Across Border With No Physical Barrier – Washington Examiner
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Border Patrol agents said they confiscated more than 700 lbs. of cocaine on Thursday just miles from the Rio Grande river.

Border Patrol agents say that this particular portion of the border is especially high in illegal crossing, including by drug smugglers, due to a lack of physical infrastructure to act as a barrier on the border.

Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading “bundles of narcotics” into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river. The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to “abruptly” drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico, CBP said…

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Dipshit Injects Himself With His Own Semen To Treat Back Pain, Ends Up In Hospital – Circa

A 33-year-old man required medical treatment at a Dublin, Ireland, hospital after he repeatedly injected himself with his own semen in an unusual attempt to treat his lower-back pain.

The man, after injecting the semen in his arm, developed a subcutaneous abscess on his right arm, where he had been injecting himself on a monthly basis for a year and a half. A radiograph also revealed excess water under his skin.

An intravenous antimicrobial drip to treat the problems was started immediately. The man’s back pain improved during his hospital stay, but he opted to discharge himself (from the hospital) without allowing doctors to make an incision to drain the “local collection.”

The case was revealed in a report published by the Irish Medical Journal titled ‘Semenly’ Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess. Dr. Lisa Dunne of Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght was the author of the report and concluded that this was the first case of “intravenous semen injection” found in medical literature…

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Dog Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon After Being Let Out For Pee, Finishes 7th – Sport Bible
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Imagine training for months and months for a gruelling, 13.5 mile marathon to be beaten by Ludivine, the two-and-a-half year old Bloodhound.

Well that’s what happened in the Elkmont Trackless Train Half Marathon in Canada, when a hound decided to join in the fun after being let out for a wee-wee. He crawled under the garden fence, ran towards the start-line and well, the rest is history.

Ludivine, who eventually finished seventh in the race, even stopped at the two-mile point to sniff a dead rabbit. It is also believed that the dog went off track on a number of occasions, including the moment he played with a herd of cows. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. That didn’t stop him from securing a respectable position, though…

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Former Regional Director For Fake Hispanic Beto O’Rourke Accused Of Rape – Daily Wire

The man who acted as former Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s regional political director for O’Rourke’s Texas senatorial campaign against Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been accused of rape by a former intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

As Buzzfeed News reports, the young woman was 19 when the alleged rape by Damien Jones, who served as the CBCF’s intern coordinator, occurred in 2015. The woman initially eschewed legal action against Jones, although she reported the alleged rape to police and others, including Rep. Terri Sewell, her former boss.

But later, while working for Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the chair of the board of CBCF, the woman changed her mind and wanted to initiate legal action, according to Buzzfeed.

The woman says that in March 2018, she informed Jackson Lee’s chief of staff, Glenn Rushing, about the alleged rape and requested a meeting with Jackson Lee about it, but that never eventuated. She claims that several weeks after her request she was fired…

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Trump Tells Pelosi Her Trips Are Postponed Due To Shutdown Unless She Flies Commercial – Zero Hedge
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Just one day after Speaker Pelosi chose to exercise her right to not invite the President to give his “State of the Union” address, Trump has responded. In a letter to Nancy Pelosi, President Trump explains that he will be postponing her trip to various foreign countries due to the shutdown.

Dear Madame Speaker:

Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate…

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Southern Poverty Law Center Slapped With Racketeering Suit Over ‘False Hate Group Designation’ – Law & Crime

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), claiming that SPLC operators Richard Cohen and Heidi Beirich have violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by “falsely designating CIS as a hate group.”

CIS describes itself as “an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization” that “pursue[s[ a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.”

The SPLC, on the other hand, describes itself on its website as “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”…

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Trump Calls For Major Expansion Of U.S. Missile Defense – Washington Times
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President Trump called for a major buildup of U.S. missile defense systems Thursday, saying the nation faces increased threats from Iran, Russia, North Korea and China.

In an address at the Pentagon, Mr. Trump outlined six major changes to U.S. missile defense, including prioritizing the defense of Americans “above all else.”

“As president, my first duty is the defense of our country,” Mr. Trump said. “I will accept nothing less for our nation that the most effective, cutting-edge missile defense systems.”

He said the new plan will include an emphasis on space-based defense technology and 20 new above-ground interceptors in Alaska to detect foreign missiles. He called it a program “that can shield every city in the United States.”…

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Ohio Hospital Says Doctor May Have Killed 27 Patients By Overprescribing Painkillers – Circa

A cold-case homicide unit is investigating a case involving a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication to patients who were near death and receiving intensive care.

Mount Carmel Health, based in Columbus, Ohio, said in an email Tuesday, “our employees are understandably shocked and disappointed by this doctor. That said, the professionals at Mount Carmel chose healthcare because they are passionate about healing the sick and saving lives. In system-wide meetings today, employees are showing pride in our overall mission, determination to do the best they can, and resilience in the face of tragedy.”

Law firm Leeseberg and Valentine filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday against Mount Carmel Health System and Dr. William Husel, as well as a pharmacist and nurse, alleging they administered a lethal dose of fentanyl to Janet Kavanaugh, 79, who died Dec. 11, 2017.

Husel was unable to be reached at his home or by email…

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Report: Top FBI, DOJ Officials Knew Early On That Steele Dossier Was Clinton-Connected Oppo Research – CNS
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In a heated exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Wednesday night, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the Trump team decided six weeks ago to stop answering questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, given the “very disturbing” way Mueller’s team has conducted itself.

Among other concerns, Giuliani pointed to a new report involving Andrew Weissmann, one of Mueller’s top deputies.

The report says Weissmann was among the senior FBI and Justice Department officials who knew early on – before the FISA court got involved – that the Steele dossier was opposition research connected to the Clinton campaign…

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West Virginia Republicans Unveil Plan To Give $10 Million For Trump’s Wall – The Hill

Three Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates are proposing that the state put $10 million toward President Trump’s long-sought border wall.

Dels. Caleb Hanna, Patrick Martin and Carl Martin announced the proposal on Tuesday, saying that $10 million from the state’s nearly $200 million surplus could assist Trump’s efforts to construct a wall along the southern border.

“West Virginians support our President and the wall,” Carl Martin said in the news release. “They’re sick of seeing Washington politicians sit on their hands while drugs and criminals pour over our border. It’s time for the states to stand up and do what they can to support our President in his fight to protect innocent Americans.”

Hanna previewed the formal announcement while appearing on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning. He said in a statement afterward that the scheme is “is no different than sending our National Guard to the border or overseas to protect U.S. interests.”…

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Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote Following Fake Brexit Defeat – USA Today
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British Prime Minister Theresa May comfortably survived a “no-confidence” vote in her government Wednesday following a stinging defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal to leave the European Union. The result means she stays in power for now.

May won the attempt to oust her from power by 325 to 306 votes. The motion was called by opposition parties attempting to break a deadlock in Parliament over the deal May negotiated with the EU to leave the bloc. Defeat would have likely led to her resignation and the triggering of a general election within weeks.

She now has until Monday to devise a new Brexit plan acceptable to lawmakers. However, her opponents have not ruled out calling further no-confidence votes…

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Wisconsin Man Stabs Woman In Wheelchair 116 Times; Says ‘Jesus Forgives Me’ – Fox News

A Wisconsin man stabbed a wheelchair-bound woman 116 times and said “Jesus forgives me,” a criminal complaint revealed.

Kehinde Afolayan, 31, was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide, use of a dangerous weapon on Tuesday following the murder of Deborah Lynch, 62, who was found with multiple stab wounds throughout her body, FOX6 reported.

A witness told police he saw Afolayan stabbing Lynch while she was sitting in a wheelchair in her apartment in South Milwaukee. He identified Afolayan as “someone whom, in the past month, he had seen getting the victim’s mail from her mailbox.”

Yvonne Lytge also told FOX6 she witnessed Lynch struggling in the apartment the night of the attack.

“I started pounding on the door and she said ‘back door.’ I was focused on him, but I did see a cut on her shoulder…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Wednesday (01/16/19)


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‘El Chapo’ Paid Former Mexican President Nieto $100 Million Bribe, According To Trial Witness – Reuters
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Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a former associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities.

Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman’s onetime right-hand man, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by one of Guzman’s lawyers in Brooklyn federal court. Asked if he told authorities in 2016 that Guzman arranged the bribe, he answered, “That’s right.”

Cifuentes testified that he had told U.S. prosecutors Pena Nieto reached out to Guzman first, asking for $250 million. Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified…

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South Dakota To Consider Bill Banning “Transgender” Students From Competing Against Opposite Biological Sex – Breitbart

State lawmakers in South Dakota introduced a bill this week that would require students who consider themselves to be transgender, to participate in school sports that correspond to their assigned biological sex, not of the gender they have assumed.

The new bill would rescind current rules adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association in 2015 that allows transgender kids to participate in school sports under their assumed sexual choice, instead of their biological gender, the Daily Wire reported.

The bill was introduced Tuesday by Republicans Senator Jim Bolin (Canton) and Representative Thomas Brunner (Nisland).

Sen. Bolin, a former Canton mayor and athletic director of the Canton Public Schools, said his goal was to emulate recent rules in Texas.

“Texas’ University Interscholastic League requires that students participate on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate,” Bolin said…

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Giant Rotating Ice Disc Forms In Maine River – Circa
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A curious formation that’s getting attention in Greater Portland, Maine, is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 meters) wide.

The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media and has drawn comparisons to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the moon.

The oddity drew a crowd that stood mesmerized by the slow-turning disk Tuesday afternoon in Westbrook.

The ice formation is believed to have formed naturally in a part of the river where there’s a circular current that creates a whirlpool effect, said Tina Radel, the city’s marketing and communications manager…

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Federal Judge Orders Rhodes, Rice, And Other Obama Officials To Respond Over Clinton Benghazi/Email Scandal – Zero Hedge

In what Judicial Watch describes as a “major victory for accountability,” a federal judge ruled Tuesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes must answer written questions about the State Department’s response to the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, as part of an ongoing legal battle over whether Hillary Clinton sought to deliberately evade public record laws by using a private email server while secretary of state.

As Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain reports, the judge’s order amounts to approval of a discovery plan he ordered last month.

In that ruling, Lamberth wrote that Clinton’s use of a private email account was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency” and said the response of the State and Justice Departments “smacks of outrageous misconduct.”

Judicial Watch announced last night that United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled that discovery can begin in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal…

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Victims Of Illegal Immigration Storm Pelosi’s Office, Chant ‘Build The Wall’ – Daily Wire
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Families who have been impacted by crimes committed by illegal aliens stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday, demanding that the California Democrat “build the wall.”

Pelosi reportedly refused to meet with the families, who have lost family members to illegal aliens, which comes as Democrats have refused to work with the Trump administration to provide national security funding to secure the southern border.

The families gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol Building with Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Women for Trump, and others to “put faces to the statistics of Americans killed or injured due to illegal aliens and the drugs that flow in the U.S. at the southern border.”…

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‘The Smoking Gun’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results For Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg – Breitbart

In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”

The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries,” which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive.

According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.

The existence of the blacklist was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source inside the company who wishes to remain anonymous…

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McConnell Holds The Line; Blocks House-Passed Bill To Reopen Government For Second Time – Gateway Pundit
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It is day 25 of the partial government shutdown and McConnell is showing no signs of caving to the Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continued to hold the line Tuesday and blocked a House-passed bill to reopen the government for the second time.

Democrat Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) once again tried to bring a House-passed bill to the Senate floor that would reopen the government. These are the same two Democrat Senators who asked for consent to take up votes on House-passed spending bills last week, and once again McConnell shot them down.

“The solution to this is a negotiation between the one person in the country who can sign something into law, the president of the United States, and our Democratic colleagues,” McConnell said Tuesday…

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British Lawmakers Crush Theresa May’s Fake Brexit Deal By Record Margin – KSTU

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been crushed by a record margin as British lawmakers rejected it by 432 votes to 202.

After eight days of parliamentary debate and 200 speeches, members of the House of Commons ignored the Prime Minister’s final pleas and delivered a humiliating verdict on her plan to take Britain out of the European Union.

The result – the worst parliamentary defeat for a British government in the modern era — means the Prime Minister now faces a deep political crisis, with no clear path out of the mess.

Speaking moments after May’s humiliating defeat, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward a motion of no confidence in May’s government.

Corbyn said the challenge would allow the Commons to “give its verdict on the sheer incompetence of this Government.”…

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At 97 – USA Today
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Carol Channing titled her 2002 memoir “Just Lucky I Guess.” But luck was only a minor player in the more-than-six-decade career enjoyed by the singer/actress, who died early Tuesday morning at 97 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Publicist B. Harlan Boll, who confirmed her death to USA TODAY, said the actress died of natural causes after suffering two strokes last year.

“It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original industry pioneer, legend and icon: Miss Carol Channing,” he said in a statement. “I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped… or fell rather… into my life. It is so very hard to see the final curtain lower on a woman who has been a daily part of my life for more than a third of it…

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Tappan Zee Bridge Is Demolished On The Hudson River – New York Post

After spanning the Hudson River for more than six decades, a big chunk of the old Tappan Zee Bridge was toppled in a controlled blast Tuesday to the delight of hundreds of onlookers.

The east anchor of the venerable bridge dropped into the frigid river shortly before 11 a.m. with a flash of fire as chains kept the wreckage above the surface of the water. Its remnants will be salvaged and recycled.

A couple hundred people braved the cold to witness the bridge’s last hurrah and held out their cellphones to record the big moment.

“Blow it up! Blow it up!” they chanted before the blast sent the bridge into its watery grave – three days after Tappan Zee Constructors was forced to call off the demolition due to high winds.

“It was absolutely worth the cold. This is once in a lifetime. The concussive blast was amazing,” Mike Surdej of Brewster in Putnam County told The Post…

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100 Years Ago Today: Tsunami Of Molasses In Boston’s North End Kills 21, Injures 150 – NPR
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On Jan. 15, 1919, a tank of molasses burst, releasing a thick, sugary tsunami down the streets of Boston’s North End. This “Great Molasses Flood” killed 21 people, injured 150, and had effects far beyond the Boston waterfront.

Walking around the North End today, Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, points to a plaque where the 50-foot-tall steel tank once stood. Baseball fields now line Boston Harbor, but Puleo says a hundred years ago, you’d find a bustling port, a municipal yard and an elevated railway.

“This was one of the busiest commercial sites in all of Boston,” he explains. “Almost all of the shipping that left Boston to go up and down the East Coast, to go to Europe, left from this site…

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Racist Assclown From CNN Accuses Black Radio Host Of Having “White Privilege” – Right Scoop

This is the perfect example of how the left just arbitrarily uses the term ‘white privilege’ to push their race-based agenda.

On David Webb’s Sirius XM radio show today, he was interviewing CNN analyst Areva Martin when she suddenly accused him of having ‘white privilege’.

You can understand David Webb’s confusion at such a claim, given that he’s black. So he asked her why she would accuse him of such. She then accused him of being a white man. LOL!

He then proceeded to let her have it over both the assumption and the ridiculous excuse of white privilege in the first place. She tried to apologize, and he let her do so. But he continued to lecture her on his family and the fact that privilege isn’t necessarily about color, but about other factors including wealth, economy, and social factors.

I would have loved to see her face when he told her he was black. Man. That would have been priceless!…

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Leftist Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Adding Citizenship Question To 2020 Census – Breitbart
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A federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 United States Census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that while a citizenship question is constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to follow the correct procedure to include it in the forthcoming census.

“Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census – even if it did not violate the Constitution itself – was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside,” Furman wrote in his 277-page opinion. “To conclude otherwise and let Secretary Ross’s decision stand would undermine the proposition – central to the rule of law – that ours is a government of laws, not of men.”…

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Crazed Lesbian Attacks Girlfriend, Puts Dog In Microwave Oven After Eagles Playoff Loss – Morning Call

Upset about the Philadelphia Eagles playoff loss on Sunday, a 31-year-old woman attacked her girlfriend inside their room at the Best Western hotel in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and placed the girlfriend’s dog inside a microwave, according to court records.

Kirsten J. Gaskins of Philadelphia was charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by District Judge Robert Hawke and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.

According to a criminal complaint:

Colonial Regional police were dispatched at 9:40 p.m. Sunday to the hotel at 300 Gateway Drive and spoke to a woman who said she had just got into an argument and fight with her girlfriend. Police could see blood on the woman’s left ear and a cut on her nose and left cheek.

The woman said she and Gaskins were staying at the hotel as a getaway…

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President Trump Greets Clemson Tigers With Wendy’s, McDonald’s, And Burger King Food At White House – Business Insider
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On Monday, the Clemson Tigers football team took part in a White House visit to celebrate its national championship win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

While some might have expected a fine steak dinner, President Donald Trump announced on Monday morning that the team would be greeted with a wide-ranging buffet of fast-food options.

“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger Kings with some pizza,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “I really mean it. It’ll be interesting.”

Trump made good on his promise, displaying a sea of burgers for the players to indulge in later that night…

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BNP Trader Suffers $80 Million Loss After Putting On Wrong Trade Then Leaving For Vacation – Zero Hedge

A few weeks after Citi unexpectedly announced that it was facing a $180 million loss on a loan to an Asian hedge fund which saw major losses on its FX trades, now it’s BNP Paribas turn: the French bank reportedly lost $80 million in derivative trades linked to the S&P500-linked derivative trades late last year, Bloomberg reports.

In what appears to be a junior, if even more entertaining version of Jerome Kerviel’s infamous SocGen blow up which forced the shocked Fed to cut by 75bps to avoid a crash, the trading loss emerged after Antoine Lours, BNP’s head of U.S. index trading, put on positions on the S&P 500 which then quickly started losing money; amusingly, Lours has yet to return to the bank from his Christmas vacation even though the majority of the S&P-linked losses came over several days in the run-up to the holiday.

Having seen Kerviel’s fate, he may decide to never come back.

Lours, who was confident enough in his trade, decided to leave for vacation after putting the trade on when said trade began losing large amounts of money as the S&P 500 tumbled…

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Trump AG Nominee William Barr Says Mueller Witch Hunt Is Not A Witch Hunt During Confirmation Hearing – New York Post
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Attorney General nominee William Barr on Tuesday said he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is a “witch hunt” – a position that directly conflicts with President Trump’s view of the probe.

“I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” Barr said in response to a question from Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Graham also asked if Barr believed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was right to recuse himself from Mueller’s investigation, an action that raised the ire of Trump.

“I think he did the right thing to recuse himself,” Barr said at his confirmation hearing.

Trump has long railed about the Mueller probe, calling it a “witch hunt”…

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Villagers Kidnap, Beat Soldiers To Protect Fuel Thieves In Central Mexico – Breitbart

Approximately 200 villagers kidnapped and assaulted a group of Mexican soldiers after a raid aimed at arresting fuel thieves. The violence follows days of unrest in Mexico after federal authorities shut down the country’s oil pipelines in an effort to target fuel thieves.

The violent clash took place in the town of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo when a squad of Mexican soldiers was carrying out an operation targeting the theft of fuel in the area. The soldiers moved to arrest a group of men who were riding in a vehicle carrying stolen fuel.

Unrest in the region escallated following a decision by PMEX, Mexico’s government-owned oil company, to shut down oil pipelines due to the increasing number of fuel thefts.

According to information released to Breitbart News by a Mexican Army spokesman, the chase led to a clash where military troops injured a man known as The Piranha and fatally shot another man identified as Miguel Angel Hernandez Jimenez. News of Hernandez’s death spread throughout the town bringing out approximately 200 protesters…

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Proctor & Gamble Urges Men To Lose Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ In Gillette Razor Ad – Breitbart
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Proctor & Gamble is urging men to shave their “toxic masculinity” in a new ad for Gillette razors. The ad shows men fighting, cooking barbecue, and verbally harassing women, interspersed with news reports about the #MeToo movement.

A new ad from P&G razor brand Gillette encourages men to reexamine themselves and the way that they raise young boys. The ad, which is called “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” is essentially a two-minute broad generalization about the way that men act and think.

The ad depicts men getting into fights, standing in front of barbecue grills, and verbally harassing women. The ad also heavily features news clips discussing the recent #MeToo movement…

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Why I’m Seeking Asylum In America – Milo Yiannopoulos

In 2015, I wrote the column that secured my place in the pantheon of Right-wing hate figures: “I’m A Gay Man And Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me.” Shortly afterwards, I left London, disturbed by the state of my capital city and hoping that with a megaphone in America I could sound the alarm about European Islamization. But the cancer has further metastasized.

Although I have since married an American citizen, and am therefore eligible for a green card, I am applying for asylum in the United States. It’s the only way to be sure I never have to return to a country with so many citizens eager to see me imprisoned or dead.

Muslims in the UK have the most bigoted and barbaric values of any Islamic community anywhere in the West, and their reactionary social attitudes aren’t restricted to homosexuality.

Only three per cent of British Muslims believe any sex outside marriage is morally acceptable…

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Trump’s Appointment Of Whitaker As Acting Attorney General – Washington Examiner
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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a challenge to President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

The vehicle for the challenge to Whitaker’s appointment was a case against the attorney general, then Jeff Sessions, filed by a Nevada man convicted of nonviolent felonies who was seeking restoration of his right to possess a firearm.

Lawyers for the man, Barry Michaels, asked the high court to substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as acting attorney general, contending the appointment of Whitaker violated the Constitution and federal statutes. Trump named Whitaker as acting attorney general after Sessions was forced to resign in November…

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California’s Largest Utility Plans Bankruptcy As CEO Makes For The Exit – Daily Caller

Geisha Williams is stepping down as the CEO of PG&E Corp., the largest utility in the U.S., while potential liability over recent California wildfires drives the company into bankruptcy.

PG&E announced Williams’s departure Sunday and its plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a day later. Investigators found that the power utility had caused 17 major wildfires in 2017, and evidence suggests the company may be responsible for others in 2018 as well, The Wall Street Journal reports.

PG&E’s general counsel John Simon will serve as interim CEO until the board of directors finds a new head. The California Public Utilities Commission is considering breaking up the power company.

“While we are making progress as a company in safety and other areas, the board recognizes the tremendous challenges PG&E continues to face,” PG&E board chairman Richard Kelly said in a statement Sunday, according to WSJ…

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Leftist Tardo Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax On Drinking Water – Breitbart
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California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget for the state on Friday, and it includes a tax on drinking water.

The budget, titled “California for All,” declares drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The Budget includes short-term measures to bring immediate relief to communities without safe drinking water and also proposes an ongoing sustainable funding source to address this problem into the future.”

That source is a new fund, the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund”:

Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund – Establish a new special fund, with a dedicated funding source from new water, fertilizer, and dairy fees…

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Immigration Loophole Allows MS-13 Gangbangers To Go Free – Washington Times

If the Trump administration had its way, Ramon Arevalo Lopez and Oscar Canales Molina would have been either in detention or deported. Instead, they were out on the streets – thanks to judges’ orders – where, according to police, they and another illegal immigrant delivered an MS-13 gang beat-down to two high school students in New York.

All three of the illegal immigrants entered the U.S. in 2016 as unaccompanied alien children, meaning they crossed the border without parents – a status that earned them a quick release into the country, where they were quickly reunited with their family and began to live while awaiting deportations that never came.

For Homeland Security Department officials, it’s the latest sign of a legal system that stymies their efforts to oust dangerous figures.

“One of the loopholes we are imploring Congress to close could have prevented this gruesome attack,” said Katie Waldman, a Homeland Security spokeswoman…

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More Deep State Crime: Rod Rosenstein And FBI Director Wray Lied To Trump And Congress; Said He Was Not Under Investigation – Gateway Pundit
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In April 2018 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Trump in a private meeting that he was not a target of “any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”

The meeting took place in early 2018 and Rosenstein, who brought up the investigations himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White House.

In May 2018 House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told reporters FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assured him and several lawmakers that the ongoing Russian witch hunt “has nothing to do with Donald Trump.” But the FBI and DOJ were lying to the president and Congressional leaders…

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Woman Accuses Man Of Rape, But Text Messages Prove She Lied – Daily Wire

A college student claimed she was forcibly raped by a man and reported him to police. Now she’s been arrested for filing a false accusation.

On December 16, 2018, Nikole P. Tucker reported that she had been forcibly raped by a man while in her dorm at the State University of New York (SUNY) Adirondack. Police responded and began investigating her claims. During the investigation, police discovered text messages between the 20-year-old Tucker and the man she accused, which proved the sexual encounter had been entirely consensual.

“The two had met through an online dating website, and he is not a student at the college. Tucker admitted she made a false report when confronted with evidence that belied her claims, authorities said,” according to a local report from the Post Star.

Police told the Post Star that Tucker “became upset with the man” after their consensual encounter and made up the rape claim…

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Trump Shares Image Of ‘Strong And Beautiful’ Wall Design – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump shared an image of a “very high, strong and beautiful” portion of wall on the U.S. border with Mexico via Twitter Friday.

“The Fake News Media keeps saying we haven’t built any NEW WALL,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Below is a section just completed on the Border. Anti-climbing feature included. Very high, strong and beautiful! Also, many miles already renovated and in service!”

He included an image labeled “30-foot Bollard wall constructed and installed” that appeared to be dated Oct. 1. The tweet did not make clear where the portion of wall was located.

Trump shared the photo just a day after visiting the nation’s southern border Thursday. The president is asking for $5.7 billion in funding for a southern border wall…

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The Outrageous Assault On The Knights Of Columbus – Matthew Continetti

Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here’s your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for District Court in Nebraska. The third question reads as follows:

Since 1993, you have been a member of the Knights of Columbus, an all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men. In 2016, Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, described abortion as ‘a legal regime that has resulted in more than 40 million deaths.’

Mr. Anderson went on to say that ‘abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale.’ Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?

Harris wasn’t finished. Follow-ups included “Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed marriage equality when you joined the organization?” and “Have you ever, in any way, assisted with or contributed to advocacy against women’s reproductive rights?”…

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Anti-Brexit MPs Plot Coup To Stop UK Making Clean Break From EU – Breitbart
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Remain-supporting backbench MPs are conspiring to upend Parliamentary protocol and seize control of Brexit from the Government in attempts to stop a WTO exit or even to prevent the UK from leaving the EU altogether, according to The Sunday Times.

A group of cross-party backbench, or non-Governmental, MPs are said to be tabling an amendment to change House of Commons rules so that backbenchers’ motions could precedence over Government business, according to sources speaking to the newspaper of record.

Downing Street is said to be concerned that that could result in laws being passed to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a suspension of Article 50 (the process for leaving the EU), or even stop Brexit entirely…

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High School Thug Punches 63-Year-Old Female Teacher, Then The Students Beat Him Down – Right Scoop

This story is full of awful terribleness and a little bit of goodness. This high schooler thug got angry because a teacher turned him in for dealing drugs, so he punched the 63-year-old lady and began beating her!!

Thankfully, a bunch of students decided to give that a-hole a BEATDOWN!!

Here’s the story from Fox News Detroit:

A Detroit High School teacher was attacked and hospitalized Thursday. She is expected to recover and in stable condition – but what happened is nothing short of cringe worthy.

A young man attacked the woman, who’s old enough to be his grandmother. Phone video shows the aftermath of what students said was a vicious attack on the substitute teacher at Cody High School.

Keiontay Nelson says it all happened at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in a math class. The student walked in and began punching the woman…

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Elon Musk Shows Off The First SpaceX Starship Test Vehicle – Eengadget
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SpaceX is done preparing the Starship for its very first test flight ever, and Elon Musk has shared an actual photo of assembly on Twitter. Formerly known as the “BFR,” the Starship is the private space company’s upcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle meant for journeys to the moon and Mars and for hour-long trips anywhere on Earth.

As you can see, the actual spacecraft has a lot more texture than the smooth computer render the SpaceX chief teased a few days ago. That’s because this is the suborbital version designed for vertical take-off and landing tests – Musk said the orbital version will be taller and have thicker skins that won’t wrinkle.

It’ll likely take some time before we see that bigger, smoother Starship, though…

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Newt Gingrich: Reported FBI Probe Of Trump Was Led By Anti-Trump Fanatics Who Betrayed The Constitution – Fox News

The extraordinary story published Friday night in The New York Times headlined “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” tells us how deeply sick the Washington establishment has become.

A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation.

This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton, the hostility toward – and fear of – newly elected President Trump was deep.

The senior members of the Justice Department (all promoted under the Obama administration) were clearly prepared to go all-out to repudiate the verdict of the American people in the 2016 election…

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Trump Effect: Xi And Kim Agree To ‘Jointly’ Advance And Steer The Denuclearization Of The Korean Peninsula – RT
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President Xi Jinping has welcomed Kim Jong-un’s commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The two ‘synchronized their clocks’ as another meeting between the DPRK leader and the US president is widely anticipated.

Beijing also expressed hope that Pyongyang and Washington can meet each other “halfway” to reach an agreement that will bring a long-lasting peace and stability to the region. Emphasizing the “resolute determination of the two countries to jointly advance the political settlement,” China, Xi pointed out, is fully committed to fostering a dialogue between the DPRK and the United States.

“China supports the DPRK’s continued adherence to the direction of denuclearization on the peninsula…

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Fusion GPS-Linked Group Funded By Soros Worked With Tech Firm Behind Russian False Flag Against Roy Moore – PJ Media

“New Knowledge,” the Texas-based cybersecurity firm behind “Project Birmingham,” the deceptive social media campaign that used Russian disinformation methods against Alabama Republican Roy Moore in the 2017 Senate special election, has ties to a Soros-funded non-profit with links to former British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS, the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reported Thursday.

New Knowledge partnered with the sketchy non-profit Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) before the 2018 midterms ostensibly to track alleged Russian disinformation networks on a website the organizations collaboratively ran.

Both organizations have links to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as well as possible Trump campaign collusion.

SSCI provided New Knowledge with data from various social media companies as part of an investigation into Russian disinformation networks…

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CNN Cancels On San Diego TV Station After They Report Border Wall Works – Zero Hedge
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A local San Diego television station said on Thursday that CNN invited them to provide a “local view” of the existing wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, only to cancel after past reports from the station showed that the wall is an effective method of combating illegal immigration.

“Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown,” begins a report by local San Diego station KUSI.

“KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com,” the report continues.

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Funeral Home Owner Accused Of Keeping Three Corpses In A Shed For Decades – Law & Crime

Back in December, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced that workers discovered three sets of remains that originated in a shed behind a funeral home. Today, they said they arrested Percy Hodges, 70, for allegedly leaving the corpses there for decades.

State investigators said they got involved at the request of the Candler County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the Hodges Funeral Home hired some workers to tear down a shed behind the business.

Inside, the laborers found two mental containers and a caskets, which they brought to a scrap yard to sell. There, they made a grisly discovery in one of the containers: a skull and rib bones. All in all, three sets of remains were discovered, according to the GBI.

In December, authorities said one of the funeral home owners admitted putting the bodies there in the “late 80’s-early 90’s.” Preliminary information showed that these people were there to be claimed, or were there pending arraignments by relatives, the GBI said…

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Fake Hispanic Beto O’Rourke Posts Bizarre Video Of Dentist Visit To Highlight Life On The Border – Fox News
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Talk about oversharing. While President Trump visited the southern border Thursday, Democratic darling Beto O’Rourke visited the dentist – posting a bizarre video showing him getting a mouth-wide-open cleaning in order to highlight the story of his dental hygienist’s upbringing in El Paso.

With dental tools jammed into either side of his mouth, O’Rourke introduced his dental hygienist as part of his Instagram story “series” on “people of the border.”

“Um, so I’m here at the dentist and we’re going to continue our series on the people of the border. I’m here with Diana, my dental hygienist,” O’Rourke slurred. “Um, Diana is going to tell us a little bit about growing up in El Paso.”…

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NIH Grants UCSF $521,082 90-Day Extension On Contract To Make Humanized Mice With Aborted Baby Parts – CNS

The National Institutes of Health will not decide whether to continue its long-term multimillion-dollar contract with the University of California, San Francisco to make “humanized mice” with organs taken from aborted babies until after it has completed its ongoing audit of all HHS-funded fetal tissue acquisitions and a comprehensive review of HHS-funded fetal tissue research.

In the meantime, NIH has given UCSF a 90-day extension on the contract.

The contract extension with UCSF was signed Dec. 4, 2018 and runs through March 5, 2019, according to the Federal Procurement Data System. It will pay the university $521,082.

“The contract remains on the 90-day extension to ensure continuity of service until the audit is completed and a final decision can be made about the contract,” the NIH said in a written statement provided in response to questions submitted by CNSNews.com…

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Senate Passes Bill Guaranteeing Back Pay For Workers After “Shutdown” Ends – New York Post
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The Senate had good news and bad news for the 800,000 federal employees who won’t get paychecks on Friday because of the partial government shutdown: Yes, they will be paid, but no, not until there’s a deal to restore funding.

The mixed news came Thursday afternoon, when senators voted unanimously to authorize the eventual post-shutdown funding of back pay. Once the House passes its own bill, President Trump will sign it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in calling the measure to a voice vote.

“I had an opportunity to talk to President Trump a few moments ago, and wanted to indicate to our colleagues that he will sign the bill that we’ve been discussing here…

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Lunatic Brings Dead Raccoon Into San Francisco McDonald’s – San Francisco Gate

A San Francisco McDonald’s closed temporarily Sunday morning for a major cleaning operation after a man carried a dead raccoon dripping blood into the restaurant.

A customer posted video (Warning: Video contains graphic images, language) of the troubling scene online and, although details remain thin about the circumstances, the incident is quickly becoming a symbol of the tough situation the city faces with mentally ill citizens and the businesses grappling with serving them.

Chris Brooks, 54, of San Francisco was picking up an Egg McMuffin before work at the McDonald’s at Potrero Avenue and 16th Street when he saw the man gripping the lifeless animal in his arms. Brooks ran to his car to get his phone to take video.

“The guy came in screaming, ‘Help, help, help!'” said Brooks. “He came to the counter, and I thought it was a dog at first. The employees told him to leave and he went and sat down with it. ” He added: “There was blood on the table and blood on the floor…

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President Trump Holds Border Security Roundtable In McAllen, Texas – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump is participating in an immigration and border security roundtable near the Texas border Thursday.

The president arrived in McAllen, Texas, Thursday afternoon. He is scheduled to visit the McAllen U.S. Border Patrol station. There he will participate in the roundtable on immigration and border security according to the White House.

The federal government remains in a partial shutdown as Congressional Democrats refuse to negotiate border security and wall funding that the president has deemed a requirement for a bill to fund the government and end the government shutdown. President Trump says he is considering declaring a national emergency in order to fund the building of a border barrier…

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Massachusetts Judge Frees Heroin Dealer Because He Was Just Trying To Make Money – Howie Carr Show

A Massachusetts judge ruled Tuesday that a heroin dealer will serve no prison time because he was only dealing the deadly drug to make money.

Manuel Soto-Vittini of Peabody was arrested three years ago for possessing more than a half once of heroin in a secret compartment in his black Volvo, but he will serve to prison time thanks to Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley.

“This was basically a money crime,” Feeley said in court, according to The Salem News.

“This was not a drug addict who was dealing to fund his own addiction,” Feeley said, “but rather, a person who made some terrible judgments and decisions, but made them for what he thought was in the best interest of his family.”

Feeley also said his decision was affected by potential immigration actions the federal government would take against Soto-Vittini should he impose a harsh sentence on the heroin dealer…

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Delivers Major Anti-Obama Speech In Cairo: “The Age Of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over” – Gateway Pundit
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling the Middle East this week to assure U.S. allies that the Trump administration is not abandoning the region.

After stops in Jordan and Iraq Secretary of State Pompeo landed in Cairo to deliver a major foreign policy speech to Egyptian leaders.

Pompeo criticized the failed policies of the previous Obama administration. Leading from behind was an abysmal failure. Pompeo assured leaders,

“The days of self-inflicted American shame is over.”

Pompeo congratulated Egypt on the grand opening of the largest Christian Church in the country…

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Ford To Cut Thousands Of European Jobs, Close Factories In “Major Restructuring” – Zero Hedge

In the latest confirmation that global auto sales are sliding and that U.S. automakers are struggling to compete in the hypercompetitive European car market – something that President Trump might interpret as another reason to press ahead with auto tariffs presently being studied by the Commerce Department – Ford has announced a massive ‘restructuring’ of its European operations, following in the footsteps of GM’s much broader restructuring, that will entail thousands of job cuts and possibly factory closures.

The cuts are hardly a surprise after the carmaker’s foreign profits have plunged over the past two years thanks in part to exchange rate-related losses spurred by the strength of the dollar, as well as poor sales of its diesel models.

According to the BBC, which broke the story, Ford will lay off ‘thousands’ of workers and contemplate factory closures. Ford’s decision to curtail its European operations comes two years after GM sold its European subsidiary to French carmaker Peugeot…

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Pastor Ticketed For Feeding Homeless Sues Government – WorldNetDaily
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Is giving food to homeless people a crime? That question could be decided in federal court now that a Missouri pastor is suing the city of St. Louis, after he was ticketed for providing nourishment to those in need.

According to the Riverfront Times, Rev. Ray Redlich and Chris Ohnimus regularly hand out bologna sandwiches as they travel through the city to pray with others and distribute Christian literature.

“We minister to people,”said Redlich, who helped run the New Life Evangelistic Center homeless shelter before the city shut it down. But on Oct. 31, the pair was surrounded by four police cars along with officers on bikes who issued them a court summons…

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DOD IG Reveals The Pentagon Let $27.7 Billion ‘Expire’ As Trump Seeks $5.7 Billion In Border Wall Funding – Daily Caller

The Defense Department has relinquished over $27 billion to the U.S. Treasury since 2013 simply because it couldn’t spend the money quick enough, according to a DOD Inspector General report released Tuesday.

The DOD was required to fork over the “expired funds” because the Pentagon failed to spend it “within the legal timeframes,” according to the report.

The revelation comes as President Donald Trump is considering declaring a state of emergency that would allow him to bypass Congress and leverage unobligated military funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The partial shutdown of the federal government entered its 19th day on Wednesday as Trump remains steadfast in his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding from Congress. Democrats, in turn, say they won’t negotiate with the president on the wall until the government reopens…

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Jeff Bezos Leaves $137 Billion On The Line Without Prenup In Divorce – Page Six
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, who announced they are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, did not have a prenuptial agreement – meaning they will divide their gargantuan fortune equally, according to a report on Thursday,

Bezos, 54 – who sits at the top of Forbes’ world billionaires ranking with a real-time worth of $137.1 billion – and MacKenzie, 48, an award-winning novelist, live in Washington state, a “community property state,” meaning divorcing couples without a prenup split assets 50-50, according to TMZ, which cited “sources with direct knowledge” of their arrangement.

Since Amazon was founded a year after the Bezoses tied the knot, MacKenzie could fetch as much as $66 billion based on the value of the company today, according to CNBC…

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Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Debunks Democrat Talking Points About Border – Daily Wire

Obama’s former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan responded to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on illegal immigration by noting that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents regularly apprehend “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members.”

Morgan made the remarks while appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with host Tucker Carlson immediately following Trump’s Oval Office address.

“Before I was even chief of Board Patrol, I served on the FBI or two decades,” he told Carlson.

“One of my assignments was I led the El Paso office. From my office right on the border, I could see Juarez. Every day, Tucker, we worked the DEA and all components of DHS. And we worked human trafficking cases, we worked drug cases, and we worked drug and gang cases, all impacting the southern border.”…

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Here Are The Eight Republicans Who Voted With Dems To Pass Anti-Wall Budget – SooperMexican
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The Democrats are trying to pressure Trump and Republicans into opening up the government by passing more budget bills without wall funding. And in their latest one, eight Republicans voted along with the Democrats – here’s the list:

* Will Hurd (Texas)
* Fred Upton (Mich.)
* John Katko (N.Y.)
* Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)
* Greg Walden (Ore.)
* Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
* Herrera Beutler (Wash.)

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Why Wasn’t Fence Stipulated In Secure Fence Act Of 2006 Built? – Jeff Dunetz

TheSecure Fence Act was introduced on Sept. 13, 2006, by Rep Peter King (R-NY) and passed Congress on a bi-partisan basis. In the House of Representatives, the Fence Act passed 283-138 on September 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80-19

Out of the eighty senators in total who voted in favor of the secure fence act, twenty-six (out of the forty-four) Democrats voted in favor of the bill (one, Ted Kennedy did not vote). A dozen years later some of those Democratic Senators are still serving in the upper body (Sherrod Brown was in the house, but is now in the Senate) they include;

* Sherrod Brown (OH)
* Thomas Carper (DE)
* Diane Feinstein (CA)
* Bill Nelson (FL)
* Chuck Schumer (NY)
* Debbie Stabenow (MI)
* Ron Wyden (OR)…

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Remember When Starbucks Caved And Opened Their Bathrooms To Non-Customers? Here’s How That Worked Out – Marr Walsh
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There are so many contrived outrages in a given week, let alone a year, that it can be hard to recall any individual instance of outrage after it has already passed. But the infamous Starbucks bathroom outrage was so phony, so absurd, and so disconnected from anything resembling logic or reason, that it deserves to be remembered.

In case you need a refresher course: a Starbucks manager at a location in Philadelphia came under heavy fire last spring after refusing restroom privileges to two non-customers. The men, who happened to be black, asked to use the restroom but were informed that only paying customers were granted access to the facilities. This was not a policy she invented on her own. At the time, many Starbucks locations enforced this rule, just as many other restaurants and stores enforce similar rules…

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Man Spent Three Hours Licking California Home’s Doorbell – Breitbart

Authorities are on the lookout for a man allegedly caught on camera Saturday licking a California home’s doorbell for three hours. The homeowners, who were out of town when the incident first occurred, discovered the alleged door-licker when checking their home security camera’s footage, KABC reported.

The video footage also reportedly caught the suspect moving an extension cord and relieving himself in the front yard. Their children were asleep inside the home at the time but did not wake up to the movement outside the home.

“I thought, boy there’s a lot of traffic. I go, 5:00 in the morning? My son doesn’t get home till 6:00 a.m. well then who the heck is that?” homeowner Sylvia Dungan told KION.

The Dungans eventually notified police, who investigated the footage and identified the suspect as 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo. Authorities say Arroyo is still at large and he could be charged two misdemeanor counts of petty theft and prowling once apprehended…

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Trump Delivers Knock-Out Speech On Border Crisis – Daily Wire
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President Donald Trump declared the ongoing turmoil on the southern border “a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul” in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office.

In an emotional speech, the president highlighted the thousands of deaths that have come from drugs that have come in through the southern border and Americans who have been murdered at the hands of illegal aliens.

“Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country,” Trump said. “We are out of space to hold them and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.”…

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Four Dirtbags Break Into Man’s Home, So He Shoots All Of Them – Daily Caller

Four criminals were shot after breaking into a gun owner’s home in Yuma, Arizona, last week.

The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the house was jolted awake by the sound of the intruders. “The subjects made entry into the home and during the process of the home invasion and burglary, an occupant of the home fired several rounds, striking all four of the subjects,” according to the sheriff’s office.

According to local news station KYMA, an eyewitness who lives on the street reports that the homeowner who discharged the weapon warned the ill-fated intruders that he was home by flickering his lights on and off inside the residence. The intruders ignored the warning, breaking in via the back door and smashing the window next to it. The owner subsequently opened fire and hit all four suspects…

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Paris’ First Naked Restaurant Closes After 15 Months Due To Lack Of Customers – Daily Mail
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The first nudist restaurant in Paris has been forced to close its doors 15 months after opening because it failed to attract enough customers.

O’naturel, located in the city’s 12th arrondissement, will close its doors permanently in February, owners Mike and Stephane Saada revealed.

The restaurateurs, who opened O’naturel in November 2017, said: ‘We will only remember the good times, meeting beautiful people and customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments.’

Mike and Stephane, 42-year-old twins, decided to open a nude restaurant despite not being nudists themselves…

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White Judge Under Attack From Leftists for Telling The Truth About Black-On-Black Crime – New York Post

A white Tennessee judge is under fire for a courthouse tirade in which he denounced black-on-black crime by comparing it to the Ku Klux Klan.

Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton was overseeing the preliminary hearing for Vincent Merriweather, accused of a homicide that occurred in Clarksville last November. While addressing Merriweather last week, Shelton launched into a racially charged speech, saying he was “sick and tired” of black men shooting each other.

“I don’t understand it,” Shelton is heard saying in audio posted to Instagram. “I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people. And now we see young black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men. And doing a much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing.”

While some on social media condemned Shelton’s words as racist, others have come to his defense. Jimmie Garland, president of the Clarksville branch of the NAACP, initially felt that the judge was “on point.”…

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People Behind Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms In Denver Say They’ve Collected Enough Signatures To Make The Ballot – KBTV
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The campaign to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Denver said it has more than enough signatures to make the May municipal ballot and will turn them into the elections office following a rally outside the Capitol Monday afternoon.

Kevin Matthews, the campaign director for Denver for Psilocybin, said the group has gathered more than 8,000 signatures. The elections office has 25 days to verify they have collected the 4,729 valid signatures needed to make the May 2019 municipal ballot.

“This is a chance for Denver and Colorado to be an example for the rest of the country,” Matthews said. He said an important distinction for voters to make is the fact the measure would decriminalize magic mushrooms rather than legalize them…

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In Another Dramatic Defeat For May, MPs Back Measure To Block “No Deal” Brexit – Zero Hedge

In another stunning defeat for Theresa May and her senior cabinet, MPs on Tuesday backed a measure intended to thwart the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit by attaching an amendment to a crucial Finance Bill that will effectively force the UK government to shut down if Article 50 isn’t suspended or Parliament doesn’t explicitly vote to approve a ‘no deal’ exit.

The so-called “Cooper amendment” to the finance bill was tabled by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and had become the focus of Brexit related drama since Parliament returned from its Christmas break this week. The vote passed 303-296 with the help of 20 Tory rebels.

In the wake of May’s latest defeat, her government has stood by its rhetoric, with Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick saying the “simple truth” remained that the UK would leave the EU on 29 March. All the amendment would do, he told MPs, would be to make the UK “somewhat less prepared” for Brexit.

Sir Oliver Letwin, the former Tory minister who backed the amendment, said “the majority tonight that is expressed in this house will sustain itself…

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Students Hate Trump’s Border Quotes, But They’re From Dems – WorldNetDaily
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Students on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., reacted with disgust when they were read quotes regarding illegal immigration and the border wall that they thought came from President Trump.

“I just really think it’s hateful speech,” said one. It turned out, however, that Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips was reading them the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Secretary of State Hillary of Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Campus Reform produced the video capturing the student responses amid the partial government shutdown over the budget impasse. The shutdown centers on Democratic opposition to President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion in border security…

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Socialist Assclown Bill De Blasio Announces ‘Health Care For All’ Program In New York City – Daily Wire

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Tuesday that the city will unveil a brand new “universal” health care program, footing the bill for all uninsured New York City residents, “regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status.”

ABC News reports that de Blasio’s new plan, NYC Care, isn’t exactly a “universal health care” plan, but rather a “guarantee” that the city will pay for preventative medical care for an estimated 600,000 who do not have insurance, but live within the boundaries of New York City.

Health care, De Blasio announced, is now a “right” for anyone who gets sick in NYC.

“We recognized that obviously health care is not just in theory a right,” De Blasio told media ahead of his announcement. “We have to make it in practice a right.”

“Health care is a human right. In this city we are going to make that a reality,” De Blasio repeated at a press conference on the expansion Tuesday morning…

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Sears To Shut Its Doors After 126 Years In Business – CNBC
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Sears Holdings has rejected Chairman Eddie Lampert’s bid to save the 126-year-old company, setting the storied retailer with more than 50,000 employees on a path to liquidation, people familiar with the situation told CNBC on Tuesday. Sears, which also owns Kmart, planned to announce its liquidation plans Tuesday morning, the people said.

Lampert had put forward a $4.4 billion bid to save Sears by buying it out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund ESL Investments. His offer, though, was deemed insufficient by Sears’ advisors, the people said. One of the biggest unresolved issues was covering the fees and vendor payment it owes, making it “administratively insolvent.”

Still, ESL plans to protest Sears’ decision, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC. ESL…

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California Governor Newsom Seeks To Add More Illegal Aliens To State Health Care Plan – Washington Times

Newly sworn-in California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowing to provide “sanctuary to all who seek it,” has proposed extending state health care coverage to more illegal immigrants living within the Golden State’s borders.

Hours after assuming office, Mr. Newsom released sweeping health care proposals to raise the age limit for illegal aliens covered by Medi-Cal from 19 to 26, which would make California “the first state in the nation to cover young undocumented adults through a state Medicaid program,” according to a Monday release from the governor’s office.

Mr. Newsom, who ran on a universal health care platform, also proposed expanding Obamacare subsidies to middle-class earners and reinstating the Obamacare individual mandate at the state level.

“No state has more at stake on the issue of health care. California must lead,” said Mr. Newsom in a statement…

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Protesters Demand Democrat Megadonor Ed Buck’s Arrest After Second Man Found Dead In His Apartment – Fox News
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Protests erupted Tuesday outside the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, with activists calling for Buck’s arrest after a man was found dead in the apartment early Monday – 17 months after a deceased male escort was discovered there.

“Arrest Ed Buck, prosecute Ed Buck, and then a jury needs to convict Ed Buck,” activist Jasmyne Cannick said to the crowd gathering outside the California apartment Monday night. “This man has had two dead bodies in his house, and he is still in his house.”

Said another demonstrator: “This man is a danger to our community.”

Neighbors of Buck’s, who were drawn out of their homes as a result of the protest, said they have the same questions as everyone else and have made their own calls to police, according to FOX11…

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Justice Ginsburg Misses First Oral Arguments Since Joining Supreme Court In 1993 – Haaretz

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be working from home and will not participate from the bench during the two scheduled oral arguments on Monday after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last month, a court spokeswoman said.

Ginsburg, 85, will instead use the case briefs and transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. The liberal justice underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung and was released from the hospital on Dec. 25.

It was the first time Ginsburg, one of the court’s nine justices, has missed oral arguments as a result of her various health scares, including two previous cancer diagnoses.

As the oldest justice, Ginsburg is closely watched for any signs of deteriorating health. Ginsburg, appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993, also is the senior liberal member of the court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority…

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President Trump To Visit Southern Border On Thursday – Fox News
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President Trump is considering delivering a prime-time address before traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, as he seeks to highlight border security and presses Democrats for wall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day.

Trump is considering making the prime-time address on Tuesday night, Fox News is told. His travel plans to the border were revealed earlier in a tweet by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

“President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis…

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U.S. Trade Delegation Arrives In China For Preliminary Talks – Conservative Treehouse

The official, albeit preliminary, U.S.T.R. delegation from the United States is on the ground in China to begin initial discussions of “technical details” surrounding the ongoing trade dispute. The preliminary talks are today (Jan 7th) through Wed (Jan 9th).

The prior notice from USTR announced the delegation: •Ambassador Jeffrey Gerrish, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; •Ambassador Gregg Doud, USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator; •Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, U.S. Department of Agriculture; •Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert B. Kaplan, U.S. Department of Commerce; •Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, U.S. Department of Energy; and •Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The delegation will be accompanied by senior officials from the White House, USTR, and the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, State, and Treasury…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is Powered By Unicorns – Warren Henry
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The idea that conservatives are generally upset over a video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez imitating the dance scene from “The Breakfast Club” may be a textbook example of fake news. In contrast, her proposal for a “Green New Deal” is real news, but fake policy.

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, the darling of democratic socialism proposed eliminating carbon emissions within 12 years. Ocasio-Cortez has previously avoided specifying how she would pay for her “Green New Deal.”

The “Frequently Asked Questions” section accompanying her draft resolution claims it could be funded in the “same ways that we paid for the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs, the same ways we paid for World War II and many other wars…

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Psychopathic Speaker Pelosi Introduces Bill To Force Presidents, But Not Members Of Congress, To Release Their Tax Returns – CNS

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation on Friday that would require the president and vice president and candidates for the presidency and vice presidency to release their tax returns.

The bill, however, would not require members of Congress or candidates for Congress to release their tax returns. The provision is part of H.R. 1 – the “For the People Act” – which Pelosi introduced Friday.

A summary of the bill says that it includes a section titled “Presidential Tax Transparency.” This section, says the summary: “Requires sitting presidents and vice presidents, as well as candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, to release their tax returns.”

In 2017, when members of Congress were calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, Roll Call asked all 535 members of the House and Senate to release theirs. As Roll Call reported at the time, 6 members did release their tax returns as requested by the publication…

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Hundreds Of German Politicians Targeted In What May Be The Country’s Worst Cyber Attack – Circa
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Hundreds of German politicians and public figures had their personal data dumped online Thursday night in what is being called the biggest hack in the country’s history.

Personal cellphone numbers, credit card information, private messages and internal party documents were included in the dump posted by a currently suspended Twitter account reportedly operated out of Hamburg. Most of Germany’s major political parties were targeted in the hack, though some reports noted that the far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) political party appeared to have been spared.

“As far as the political sector is concerned, in a first analysis, politicians and elected representatives of all levels are concerned…

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Kobach: GoFundMe Campaign For Border Wall Will Shatter All Records – Breitbart

We are witnessing something truly extraordinary. In merely 19 days, a GoFundMe campaign to raise private contributions to build sections of the wall along the Mexico border has raised an astonishing $19.0 million.

It will soon be the most successful GoFundMe campaign ever – the current record holder is the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund for victims of sexual assault, which raised $22 million in 2018 over a much longer period of time. The campaign to build the wall should blow past that number in a few days.

Let’s put this in perspective. Consider the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Tax Check-Off, which is promoted by the IRS through the 1040 tax form and doesn’t require a contributor to give any money beyond what he is already paying in taxes.

In April of 2016 – normally the highest contribution month during a presidential campaign year – it raised $9.9 million. In a typical month, it raises less than a million dollars…

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Democrat Chairman Of House Armed Services Committee: Trump Has Authority To Declare National Emergency To Build Wall – Zero Hedge
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Democratic Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, admitted that President Trump has the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Smith “Does President Trump have the ability, have the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build his wall?”

“Well, unfortunately, the short answer is yes,” replied Smith. “There is a provision in the law that says the president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times, but primarily it’s been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq…

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Here’s How Scummy Ocasio-Cortez’ Supporters Are – SooperMexican

The “tolerant” left is showing how classy they are yet again after a little twitter scuffle between Mao-xandria Ocommie-Cortez and Steve Scalise, who almost died when he was shot by a Bernie Bro before the congressional baseball game.

Scalise criticized Ocasio for her insane suggestion that the top tax rate go to 70% in order to fund her idiotic socialist schemes.

Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs https://t.co/NxJPSCqvrt – Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 5, 2019

He doesn’t explain the intricacies of how marginal tax rates work, but the sentiment is the same – taking 70% of any wealth earned by an American is just immoral.

Of course, OCommie-Cortez, the Sandinista Barista, sets up a strawman argument to attack Scalise…

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Psychopathic Speaker Pelosi Introduces Legislation That Would Force States To Allow Convicted Felons To Vote – CNS
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) introduced the first piece of legislation for the newly convened 116th Congress and it is a political reform bill that includes a provision that would force states to allow convicted felons to vote as long as they were no longer actually in prison.

“H.R. 1 will create automatic voter registration across the country; ensure that individuals who have completed felony sentences have their full rights restored; expand early voting and simplify absentee voting; and modernize the U.S. voting system,” says a summary of the bill released by Pelosi.

A subsection of the bill is called “Democracy Restoration.” The summary for that subsection says: “Declares the right of citizens to vote in federal elections will not be denied because of a criminal conviction unless a citizen is serving a felony sentence in a correctional facility.”…

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Mueller Gang Caught Withholding Millions Of Pages Of Information In Court – Gateway Pundit

The Mueller gang was caught withholding millions of pages of non-classified information in its case against a Russian firm. The corrupt Deep State operatives claimed its for national security purposes.

The Russian firm that challenged Mueller in court, Concord Management, is making a mockery of the Mueller gang and bringing this all to light!

When will U.S. judges understand that the Mueller gang is corrupt and criminal outfit attempting a coup of the 2016 U.S. election while covering up their own crimes?

As we’ve noted previously, in an effort to tie their corrupt investigation to Russia, the Mueller team indicted 13 Russians after presenting their cases to a grand jury in February of 2018. Immediately, these indictments were suspect as everyone on the corrupt Mueller team knew that these ‘Russians’ would never be brought to justice, even if they were real, because they would never come to the US to stand trial and risk being tossed in jail…

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Fake Black Woman Rachel Dolezal To Appear In Court On Welfare Fraud Charges After Claiming She Was Living Off ‘A Few Hundred’ Dollars A Month Yet Deposited $80,000 During Same Period – Daily Mail
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The trial date has been set for Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who pretended to be black before being unmasked as white, and is accused of welfare fraud.

The state of Washington’s case against Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, will begin in Spokane on March 4, pursuant to Judge Michelle Szambelan’s order from December 31.

Dolezal, 41, faces charges under her legal name of theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.

Court documents allege she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017…

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Free Speech Crushed In Socialist Venezuela… Again – Zero Hedge

The German Junge Freiheit journalist Billy Six has been arrested and charged for espionage in Venezuela. Reporters Without Borders (RFS) said that Venezuelan authorities are accusing Six of spying, rebellion, and “violating security zones.” He faces up to 28 years in prison if found guilty.

Six, who is known for his center-right viewpoints, was investigating the consequences of socialism in the Latin-American failed nation. Gerardo Moron of Venezuelan NGO Espacio Publico explained that:

“Six was in Venezuela investigating drug trafficking activities, smuggling of fuel and strategic goods, human trafficking and even the exodus of Venezuelans – crimes and realities present in this part of Venezuela.”

According to Edward Six, father of the jailed journalist, the government is holding him on the grounds of a photo his son took of President Nicolلs Maduro at a rally that allegedly proves that he was inside the security perimeter. Edward Six says his son denies this…

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32-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Posing As Homeless Teen To Enroll In High School – Law & Crime
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As Bowling for Soup once sang, “high school never ends.” That was apparently the case for a 32-year-old woman who, despite having already obtained a diploma, allegedly posed as a 15-year-old homeless student and attempted to re-enroll in classes at an upstate New York school.

The woman, identified as Michaelann Goodrich, allegedly posed as Riley Madison and did, indeed, attend school for a day. It happened at Cairo-Durham High School.

Goodrich was hauled into police custody on Dec. 28, more than a week after she allegedly rode the bus to school and went to classes. Goodrich attempted to enroll in classes and attended some on Dec. 20, school officials said…

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Appeals Court Sides With Trump Administration On Curbing ‘Transgender’ Military Service – Washington Times

A federal appeals court gave President Trump a win Friday in a case defending the administration’s policy limiting certain transgender people from serving in the military.

The federal circuit court in D.C. ruled the lower court erred in issuing an injunction against the president’s policy, saying the plan wasn’t a “blanket transgender ban.”

The court said former Security of Defense James Mattis’ plan had been developed with the help from military officials and medical professionals. It focused on limiting the service of transgender people who suffer from gender dysphoria and refuse to serve under their biological sex.

“Although today’s decision is not a final determination on the merits, we must recognize that the Mattis Plan plausibly relies upon the ‘considered professional judgment’ of ‘appropriate military officials,’” the court ruled in an unsigned opinion.

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MAGA Update: Manufacturing Industry Posts Biggest Annual Job Gain In 20 Years – CNBC
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The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997.

A priority for President Donald Trump, manufacturing saw marked hiring in December with an additional 32,000 jobs. Most of the gains occurred in blue-collar durable goods manufacturing, with growth in fabricated metals and computer and electronic products, the Labor Department said in its release.

The definition of durable goods is items with a life expectancy of three years or more, such as automobiles, furniture and machinery.

Manufacturing added 207,000 jobs in 2017…

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Mexican Mayor, Cops Sent To Prison For Torturing Journalist – Breitbart

A former mayor from the southern Mexican state of Yucatan and five local police were sent to prison for illegally arresting and torturing a journalist in 2014. The acts were retaliation for unwanted coverage.

The mayor and cops from the town of Seye were each sentenced to prison following their convictions on the charges of abuse of authority and causing injuries to a civilian, information released by Mexico’s Federal Ministry revealed.

While authorities did not reveal the names of the officers, available information notes that five were sentenced to two years in prison, while the sixth received an additional four months behind bars.

On January 1, 2014, the cops arrested and tortured Edwin Canche Pech, a photographer with El Diario de Yucatan after he had arrived at the scene of a single-vehicle crash, the international press freedom organization Article 19 reported at the time…

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Winning: Hispanic Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low In December – CNS
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The national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. labor force hit its lowest level on record in December of 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday show.

In December, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.4%, down from 4.5% in November – tying its record low of 4.4% set in October of this year. BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.

The number of Hispanics employed set a new record high of 27,701,000 in December, as their unemployment rate fell to a record low. The number of Hispanics employed, participating in the workplace, and civilian population all rose in December…

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Lunatic Named Junaid Hashim Mehmood Murders His Three Children, Tries To Kill His Wife Before Turning Himself In To Police – Fox News

A Texas man accused of killing his three children – including a baby – and shooting his wife turned himself into police Thursday night, according to reports.

Police in the Houston-area suburb of Texas City had been searching for Junaid Hashim Mehmood, 27, after the victims were found hours earlier in an apartment complex.

Police said Mehmood was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant, KHOU-TV reported.

The children and their mother were found after a relative called the police around 6:15 p.m. to perform a welfare check at their apartment complex, a police statement said.

The slain children were identified by police as an infant girl, a toddler boy and a 5-year-old girl.

The mother suffered a gunshot wound to the head but was not identified, a police statement said…

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Pedophile-Worshiping Democrat Congresswoman Covers Israel On Office Map With Post-It Note That Reads “Palestine” – Jewish News Syndicate
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a map on her first day in the House of Representatives with a note posted over Israel that reads “Palestine.”

Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam posted on Twitter, “Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office.”

Even before she was sworn in on Thursday – the ceremony of which was attended by Women’s March leader and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour, who has been criticized for not condemning her ties with anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan – Tlaib endorsed the BDS movement.

She also announced her own upcoming congressional delegation trip to the West Bank, details of which have not been publicized…

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Los Angeles School Won’t Explain Mystery $782,000 Payout To Former Superintendent; Auditors Call For Fraud Investigation – Zero Hedge

Scandal-plagued Montebello Unified School District made a nearly $800,000 payout to its former superintendent in 2017, documents show, but the district won’t explain why.

In response to a request for records documenting the wages paid to its employees for the 2017 year, Montebello Unified provided a report that indicated the school paid $782,073 to former superintendent Susanna Contreras Smith.

That amount would make Ms. Contreras Smith by far the highest paid K-12 employee statewide, according to a survey of nearly 700,000 employee pay records posted on TransparentCalifornia.com.

But even stranger than the size of the payment is the timing. A Los Angeles Times report states that Ms. Contreras Smith was fired in November 2016, and filed what would ultimately be a successful whistleblower lawsuit against the district in July 2017. So why did the school make such a large payout to someone who was no longer on the payroll?…

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‘Gun-Toting Hippies’ Greet Boulder ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban With Mass Noncompliance – Washington Times
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Boulder’s newly enacted “assault weapons” ban is meeting with stiff resistance from its “gun-toting hippies,” staunch liberals who also happen to be devoted firearms owners.

Only 342 “assault weapons,” or semiautomatic rifles, were certified by Boulder police before the Dec. 31 deadline, meaning there could be thousands of residents in the scenic university town of 107,000 in violation of the sweeping gun-control ordinance.

“I would say the majority of people I’ve talked to just aren’t complying because most people see this as a registry,” said Lesley Hollywood, executive director of the Colorado Second Amendment group Rally for Our Rights. “Boulder actually has a very strong firearms community.”…

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U.S. Payrolls Shatter Expectations, Surge 312,000 In December – Washington Examiner

U.S. employers added 312,000 workers in December as the economy benefited from retail hiring during the busy holiday shopping season and the country’s economic expansion continued.

The increase reported by the U.S. Labor Department on Friday topped the average estimate of 180,000 from economists surveyed by FactSet and remained well above the level needed to keep up with inflation. The unemployment rate, however, inched up to 3.9 percent from a nearly 50-year low of 3.7 percent.

Retailers hired 24,000 new employees during the month as purchases in stores and e-commerce sites surged to the highest in six years. Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, retail spending grew 5.1 percent to $850 billion, according to a Mastercard SpendingPulse report released the day after Christmas.

Other notable hiring gains occurred in the healthcare industry, which added 50,000 workers, and bars and restaurants, which brought in 41,000 new employees…

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Donald Trump Trolls Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren With Mock 2020 Campaign Banner – Daily Mail
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Donald Trump needled Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday for claiming she is of Native American heritage. He shared a parody ‘Warren 2020’ sign that said ‘Warren 1/2020th’ on his Twitter account.

A DNA test the Democratic senator released in October found that she’s between 1/64 and 1/1024 American Indian. Warren giddily released the results but conceded last month that she is ‘not a person of color’ in a tacit acknowledgement that prior claims about her alleged Native American heritage were overblown.

She is working hard to overcome the misstep before other possible challengers make up their minds about entering the 2020 race…

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Chicago: Democrat Alderman Edward Burke Charged With Extortion – Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has often been considered too clever and sophisticated to be caught blatantly using his public office to enrich himself.

But after years of dodging investigations while watching dozens of his colleagues hauled off to prison, Burke has been accused of crossing the line himself – and doing so in a quintessential Chicago way.

A federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday charged Burke with attempted extortion for allegedly using his position as alderman to try to steer business to his private law firm from a company seeking to renovate a fast-food restaurant in his ward. The charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison on conviction.

The complaint also alleged Burke asked one of the company’s executives in December 2017 to attend an upcoming political fundraiser for “another politician.”…

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China Lands Rover On Far Side Of The Moon – The Hill
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A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday landed on the dark side of the moon, marking the first time in history a country has sent a rover to the part of the moon that perpetually faces away from the Earth.

The Associated Press reported that the China National Space Administration called the touchdown of the Chang’e 4 a “new chapter in human lunar exploration.” The spacecraft touched down at 10:26 a.m. China time, and was announced to the public on a state news broadcast at noon.

Only China, the former Soviet Union and the United States have sent spacecraft to the surface of the moon, though previous explorations have landed on the near side that faces Earth…

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Mitt Romney Is An Idiot – John Nolte

As the freshman senator from Utah, Mitt Romney is a long way from the presidency. That has to be especially tough on a two-time presidential loser with You-Know-Who sitting in the Oval Office, a guy who took the brass ring by doing the exact opposite of what you did.

My opinion of Mitt Romney has changed over the years. When he lost the Republican nomination to John McCain in 2008, I thought he was a classy guy with a future.

When he lost the general election to Barack Obama in 2012, I thought he was a good man with a glass jaw.

When he repeatedly got on his high horse to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, I thought he was an opportunistic sleaze bag gorging on sour grapes and his own monstrously selfish sense of virtue.

But now, after reading his Washington Post jihad against Trump, I finally figured what Mitt Romney really is… an idiot…

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Apple Loses $450 Billion In Market Capitalization In Three Months – Business Insider
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Apple’s stock has been in freefall since since its 52-week high in October, and the unexpected sales warning from CEO Tim Cook has sped up the decline. The iPhone maker’s share price fell by 9.96% on Thursday following a shock readjustment of its revenue forecast.

Just three short months ago, Apple was on a high as the most valuable company in the world. But since Apple hit a peak of $232.07 a share on October 3, giving it a market cap of $1.16 trillion, it has dropped to $142.19, wiping $450 billion from its value. Its market cap stood at $710.97 billion on Thursday, according to Macrotrends. Bloomberg pegs Apple’s current market cap at $674.74 billion.

To put that into context, that $450 billion loss is significantly more than the value of Facebook, which is currently worth $383.76 billion, according to Macrotrends…

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California And Los Angeles County To Remove 1.5 Million Inactive Voters From Voter Rolls, Settle Judicial Watch Federal Lawsuit – Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch announced today that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid. These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved to another county or state or have passed away.

Los Angeles County has over 10 million residents, more than the populations of 41 of the 50 United States. California is America’s largest state, with almost 40 million residents.

Judicial Watch filed a 2017 federal lawsuit to force the cleanup of voter rolls (Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al. (No. 2:17-cv-08948))…

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Border Agents Give Media An Education About The Border – Daily Wire
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President Donald Trump held a surprise news conference on Thursday with members of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) who addressed the media about the realities that Border Patrol agents face every day on the southern border.

Trump started by congratulating Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on becoming Speaker of the House before transitioning into talking about the border and turning the mic over to NBPC President Brandon Judd.

“I’ve been a Border Patrol agent for 21 years,” Judd said. “I can personally tell you, from the work that I have done on the southwest border, that physical barriers, that walls actually work. You hear a lot of talk that there are experts that say that walls don’t work…

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Afghan And Iranian Asylum Seekers Rampage Through German Town, Injuring 12 – PJ Media

The Bavarian town of Amberg is in shock after a group of asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iran rampaged through the city Saturday night. Four attackers aged 17 to 19 randomly beat exiting passengers at the train station, and then moved to the city center to continue their rampage.

According to reports, the attackers shouted “kafir” (a derogatory term meaning “non-Muslim,” “unbeliever”) and “n*****” at some victims.

In all, 12 victims ranging from ages 16 to 42 needed medical attention. A 17-year-old victim was treated for severe head wounds.

German authorities announced that at least two of the attackers have already had their asylum claims rejected, and that at least one should have already have been deported. This has prompted German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to demand changes to deportation laws, as Deutsche-Welle reports…

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Former Sanders Campaign Staffers Demand Candidate Investigate Incidents Of ‘Sexual Violence,’ ‘Toxic Masculinity’ On 2016 Campaign – Daily Wire
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A group of former Bernie Sanders staffers are demanding a meeting with the Vermont senator and his “top political advisers” to discuss rampant “sexual violence” they say took place on the Sanders 2016 presidential campaign.

Politico reports that in recent weeks, staffers from Sanders’ former campaign have been comparing experiences, and after a group discussion, drafted a letter to Sanders and several of his top 2016 advisers requesting time to “discuss the issue of sexual violence and harassment on the 2016 campaign, for the purpose of planning to mitigate the issue in the upcoming presidential cycle.”

The request was meant to be private but news of the letter leaked late last week…

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Google Shifted $23 Billion To Tax Haven Bermuda In 2017: Filing – Reuters

Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

The amount channeled through Google Netherlands Holdings BV was around 4 billion euros more than in 2016, the documents, filed on Dec. 21, showed.

“We pay all of the taxes due and comply with the tax laws in every country we operate in around the world,” Google said in a statement. “Google, like other multinational companies, pays the vast majority of its corporate income tax in its home country, and we have paid a global effective tax rate of 26 percent over the last ten years.”

For more than a decade the arrangement has allowed Google owner Alphabet (GOOGL.O) to enjoy an effective tax rate in the single digits on its non-U.S. profits, around a quarter the average tax rate in its overseas markets…

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Senate Confirms Dozens Of Stalled Trump Nominees Hours Before The 115th Congress Ends – Washington Examiner
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The Senate confirmed dozens of stalled Trump administration nominees Wednesday night, just hours before the close of the 115th Congress. The list excluded federal judges despite an effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to secure a deal for those nominees with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

In total, the Senate cleared 77 nominees by voice vote, among them 23 ambassadors to countries including Australia, Armenia, Yemen, Guyana, Kenya, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Senate confirmed eight U.S. attorneys and eight U.S. marshals, a member of the Federal Maritime Commission, and two members of the Federal Communications Commission. The Senate confirmed James Carroll Jr. to be director of National Drug Control Policy…

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Ninth Circuit Finally Hands Trump A Big Win Against Youth’s Global Warming Lawsuit – Daily Caller

The Trump administration’s battle against a global warming lawsuit brought by 21 youths will continue into 2019 after a federal court handed the government a big win over the holiday season.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a Dec. 26 ruling largely missed by major media outlets. The court granted DOJ’s petition for interlocutory appeal that decreases the chances of the climate lawsuit going to trial anytime soon.

The three-judge Ninth Circuit panel is the very same one that in March 2018 ruled against Trump administration petitions for a writ of mandamus, which allows a higher court to overrule a lower court before a case is decided.

Environmentalists handling the case on behalf of youth activists immediately filed a petition asking the District Court of Oregon to restart trial proceedings in light of the appeals court ruling…

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Video Surfaces Of Washington Post Op-Ed Contributor Launching Shoulder-Fired Missile, Then Shouting “Death To America” And “Curse The Jews” – Conservative Tribune
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Less than two months after he was given prominent op-ed space in the Washington Post, a video has surfaced of Houthi rebel leader Mohammad Ali al-Houthi launching a shoulder-fired missile and then reciting the Houthi slogan, which calls for “Death to America.”

The Washington Post contributor chants, “Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse the Jews. Victory to Islam.” He has also taken to his unverified but media – and think tank – cited Twitter account to repeat the infamous Houthi slogan.

Ali Shihabi, the founder of the Arabia Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based Middle East think tank, confirmed to Conservative Review that it is indeed al-Houthi in the video. Shihabi tells CR that it is “documentary evidence of the type of leader” that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is up against, whom “many critics have ignored.”…

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Trump’s New Asylum Policy Will Help Block Illegal Immigration – Daily Signal

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen recently announced a significant policy change to stop illegal immigration.

After years of catch and release, loopholes, and poor enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security is moving to plug the holes in the U.S. immigration system, and especially the loopholes that surround the asylum system.

One of the most serious problems the U.S. faces in its immigration system is that when illegal immigrants cross the border, they can claim asylum in order to avoid quick deportation. This is an especially common tactic with illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Less than 10 percent of these individuals, however, will end up qualifying for asylum.

But asylum often isn’t the real objective: Those who manage to pass through the initial screening are often released into the U.S. This is made worse by various loopholes such as the Flores settlement and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which require unaccompanied children and adults with children to be released…

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Netflix Bows To Saudis, Removes Content At Request Of Kingdom – Zero Hedge
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Netflix has removed content by American comedian Hasan Minhaj from being broadcast within Saudi Arabia at the “request” of the Kingdom.

In his Netflix-based news/comedy show, Patriot Act, Minhaj voiced his opinion about the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who is widely believed to have been murdered at the order of Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. Minhaj called the murder “…the most unbelievable cover story since Blake Shelton won sexiest man alive.”

Minhaj also fleshed out political ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia, along with noting Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen and its push-back on women’s rights advocates…

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Over 1,000 Cars Torched Across France As New Year’s Eve Arrests Rise – The Local

France saw a jump in arrests on New Year’s Eve as well as an increase in the number of cars torched by vandals, a ritual among revellers in the country’s high-rise suburbs. The number of vehicles set alight on the night of December 31st climbed from 935 a year ago to 1,031, while arrests rose from 456 to 510, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Violence also marred celebrations in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, where two police officers were attacked by a large group of people at a party.

French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to denounce the “cowardly and criminal lynching of police officers doing their duty” and warned that the culprits would be “found and arrested”.

“I regret that incidents like yesterday can happen but overall people were able to enjoy New Year’s eve in a peaceful manner,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Monday.

Some 140,000 security and emergency forces were deployed across France on New Year’s Eve…

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Assclown Gets Caught In His Own Steering Wheel After Fleeing Scene Of Car Accident – Fox News
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A California man trying to flee the scene of a car accident Monday ended up waiting around for police anyway – but only after his foot got stuck in his vehicle’s steering wheel, police said.

A picture tweeted by the California Highway Patrol showed the unidentified man, who was later arrested, dangling upside down outside his white and red pickup truck. He had been trying to enter a code to enter a gated community near Cathedral City, according to KABC-TV.

“When your DUI & fleeing from a Hit&Run. Then you lean over to the gate keypad, you fall over & your foot gets stuck in the steering wheel,” police said in a tweet. “Because [you’re] unable to help yourself, Cathedral City PD arrive, assist & take you to jail for DUI & Hit&Run.”…

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Palestinian-American Sentenced To Life In Prison By Palestinian Authority For Selling Property To Jews – Jerusalem Post

A Palestinian court in Ramallah sentenced a Palestinian-American to life in prison with hard labor on Monday, after finding him guilty of selling a house in the Old City of Jerusalem to a Jewish Israeli organization.

The man was identified as Issam Akel, a resident of east Jerusalem, who was arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces in October. The story of the incarceration of the 53-year-old Akel, a U.S. citizen, was first reported by The Jerusalem Post earlier this year.

The Palestinian Grand Criminal Court found Akel guilty of “attempting to cut off a part of the Palestinian land and adding them to a foreign country.” The verdict was issued after a one-week trial.

Akel worked for one of the PA ministries and a hospital in east Jerusalem, according to Palestinian sources. It remains unclear how he was arrested by PA security forces. As a resident of east Jerusalem, he holds an Israeli ID card that gives him immunity against being arrested or prosecuted in a PA court…

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Mayor Sadiq Khan Slammed For Spending £2.3 Million As He Turned London’s New Year Fireworks Show Into An EU Tribute – The Sun
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London mayor Sadiq Khan has been blasted for spending £2.3million on his pro-EU New Year extravaganza. The London Eye was turned into the EU flag by blue and yellow fireworks.

The slogan “London is Open” was repeated over loudspeakers in seven languages, with Remainer Mr Khan saying he wanted to highlight our ties with Europe.

Songs such as We Are Your Friends, Stay and Don’t Leave Me Alone accompanied the fireworks.

Critics last night said the money should have been spent tackling violent crime in the capital, which has soared under Mr Khan’s watch. Tory Charlie Elphicke warned: “Sadiq Khan needs to respect the referendum and move on to focus on London’s spiralling crimewave…

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How Two Gustavos Used California’s Sanctuary State Law To Spread Terror Across 200 Miles – Daniel Greenfield

Less than 200 miles separate Tulare County and Stanislaus County. And a little over a week separates the two reigns of terror in these two California counties by Gustavo Garcia and Gustavo Perez Arriaga.

Both Gustavos were dangerous and violent illegal aliens. On Monday, December 17, Gustavo Garcia went on a murderous rampage that killed at least two people and put seven more in the hospital. On Wednesday, December 26, Gustavo Perez Arriaga murdered a law enforcement officer at a traffic stop.

Cpl. Ronil Singh, murdered by the second Gustavo, and Rocky Paul Jones and Rolando Soto, murdered by the first Gustavo, did not have to die. They died because California’s sanctuary state law took their lives.

Gustavo Garcia had a criminal record dating back to 2002 covering everything from illegal weapons to meth. He had been deported in 2004 and then again in 2014…

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Facebook Has Lost Its Politically Correct Mind With The Latest Phrase It’s Banning – Right Scoop
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Facebook is losing its politically correct mind. It has recently started banning posts that contain the phrase ‘illegal immigrant’ as some sort of hate speech. Ridiculous!

THE BLAZE – According to Blue Lives Matter, Facebook has informed multiple users that posts declaring “Arriaga” to be an “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien” violate the platform’s community rules for “hate speech.”

In one instance, a user posted a picture with Singh and Arriaga side-by-side. Above and below Singh’s picture were the words “vetted legal immigrant” and “protector” while the words “unvetted illegal immigrant” and “[alleged] murderer” were above and below Arriaga’s.

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Feds Spend $1,788,748 On Virtual Reality Game For Young Gay Men – Washington Free Beacon

The National Institutes of Health is spending over $1.7 million on a virtual reality game for young men who have sex with men.

“Tough Talks” is a virtual simulation that allows young gay men to practice how to tell their partner they have HIV, using virtual reality technology. A technology training company – Georgia-based Virtually Better, Inc. – as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies are creating the game.

Sixty-seven percent of young gay men do not disclose their HIV status to first-time sex partners, according to the grant behind the study. Researchers see virtual reality as a solution.

“Given the potential benefits and challenges associated with disclosure, there is a need for sophisticated interventions that can assist [men who have sex with men] MSM, with the disclosure process,” the grant states…

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Mexico’s New President Unveils ‘Free Zones’ Plan To Stop Illegal Immigration To U.S. – Daily Wire
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has unveiled a new plan to curtail illegal immigration to the United States by focusing on creating economic “free zones” along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lَpez Obrador, a leftist, announced the Tax Incentive Decree for the Northern Border Region which will create free zones near the border that are over 15 miles wide and will reportedly encompass approximately 2,000 miles. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the free zones will:

* reduce income taxes from 30 percent to 20 percent
* slash the Value Added Tax for goods coming into the country from 16 percent to 8 percent
* boost the minimum wage 100 percent to 176 pesos ($8.80)…

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Violent Mob Repelled In Attempt To Storm U.S. Border In San Diego – Washington Times

A “violent mob” of illegal immigrants tried to ring in the new year by rushing the border in California, and Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at them to repel the incursion, Homeland Security officials said Tuesday.

About 150 people were involved in the attempt to climb over and burrow under a section of border fence in San Diego on New Year’s Eve night. After they were blocked, one group grew more combative, firing rocks over the border to try to hit agents. The Border Patrol fired tear gas, smoke and pepper spray rounds at the group of rock-throwers, said Customs and Border Protection.

The migrants said they were part of the caravan of people from Central America who arrived at the border over the last couple of months, escalating what had already been a strained border security regime.

“Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles,” said Katie Waldman…

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Trump Administration Issues Fewest New Regulations In History – PJ Media
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How many federal regulations are there? Some people count the pages of the Federal Register, which issues proposed and final rules. As a measure of government regulatory activity. it might be useful, but otherwise not. Many pages in the Register do not contain regulations, so if you say there were 81,000 pages published in the Federal Register in 2015, it doesn’t tell you much.

A good guesstimate of the number of total regulations came from the Congressional Research Service.

75,000 pages of fine print per year, with more than 5,000 significant sets of rules per year on average, taking up roughly 30% of the pages… since 1975 this comes to on the order of 200,000 major rules, using on the order of 800,000 pages of fine print…

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2018 Holiday Shopping Season Best In Six Years: $850 Billion In Sales, Up 5.1 Percent From 2017 – Breitbart

American Consumers helped the 2018 holiday shopping season be bright as they spent more than $850 billion online and in stores – the strongest showing in six years. Those sales also represent a 5.1 percent increase from the 2017 holiday shopping season, according to a report published this month by Mastercard.

“A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year,” the press release announcing the report said. “Online shopping also saw large gains of 19.1 percent compared to 2017.”

The Mastercard SpendingPulse report tracked holiday shopping from November 1 through December 24. Key findings reveal that despite weather challenges in some parts of the country, it was a jolly holiday season for retail overall even if the numbers vary based on categories.

Mastercard reported:

• Total apparel had a strong season with a growth rate of 7.9 percent compared to 2017…

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Pro-Radical Islam Doctor Fired From Cleveland Clinic After Vowing To Give Jews The Wrong Medicine – Big League Politics
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A doctor at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has been terminated after numerous anti-Semitic Tweets, including one in which she vowed to physically harm Jews by giving them the wrong medicine, surfaced online.

“The doctor, who has been identified as Lara Kollab, 27, of Westlake, was a supervised resident,” according to CBS19. “Kollab is no longer employed at the clinic, but her medical license remains active. Issued in Cuyahoga County in July 2018, it is valid until June 2021.”

Kollab has a long history of horridly anti-Semitic and pro-radical Islam Tweets.

“hahha ewww.. ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…” she Tweeted in 2012…

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Black Lawmakers’ Charity Didn’t Give Out A Single Scholarship; Top Pols Hide Financials – Daily Caller

The caucus of black New York state lawmakers runs a charity whose stated mission is to empower “African American and Latino youth through education and leadership initiatives” by “providing opportunity to higher education” – but it hasn’t given a single scholarship to needy youth in two years, according to a New York Post investigation.

The group collects money from companies like AT&T, the Real Estate Board of New York, Time Warner Cable and CableVision, telling them in promotional materials that they are “changing lives, one scholarship at a time.”

The group – called the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. – instead spent $500,000 in the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year on items like food, limousines and rap music, the Post found.

The politicians refused to divulge the charity’s 2017 tax filing to the Post despite federal requirements that charities do so upon request…

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State Supreme Court Rejects Jerry Brown’s Clemency Orders For Three More California Killers – Sacramento Bee
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The California Supreme Court this week rejected three more of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recommendations to commute sentences of longtime prison inmates who he believed had reformed behind bars, including a Sacramento man who beat a man to death in 1997.

The court in recent weeks now has denied 10 of Brown’s clemency actions, the first time it has exercised that power in half a century. The latest denials followed Brown’s annual Christmas Eve clemency actions that included 143 pardons and 131 commutations. Nine of the 10 inmates whose commutations were rejected had been convicted of participating in homicides.

Brown’s clemency actions are part of his effort to rethink prison sentencing in his second run as California governor…

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The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans Of Russian Trolling Was A Russian Troll – Daniel Greenfield

When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta.

Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama’s futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative field. ISIS was losing on the battlefield and the Democrats were losing elections. The Hillary campaign had hatched a conspiracy theory blaming its loss on Russian trolls. And Morgan and DiResta soon became the experts providing the data linking Republicans to Russian trolls.

Every time there was a story on Russian election interference, Morgan would show up on CNN or NBC. And his message was the same, the Russian bots were everywhere and they were a major threat.

Morgan and DiResta soon had a company name, New Knowledge, and were brought on board by the Senate Intelligence Committee to produce a report on Russian influence operations in the 2016 election…

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GAO: IRS Had 4,487 Guns; 5,062,006 Rounds Of Ammo As Of 2017 – CNS
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The Internal Revenue Service had in its weapons inventory 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition as of late 2017, according to a report published this month by the Government Accountability Office.

Included in this arsenal, according to the GAO, were 15 “fully automatic firearms” and 56,000 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms.

The same report – “Federal Law Enforcement: Purchases and Inventory Controls of Firearms, Ammuntion, and Tactical Equipment” – says that the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services had 194 fully automatic firearms and 386,952 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms…

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Putin Says He’s Ready To Talk To Trump After Canceled G-20 Meeting – Washington Examiner

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to talk with President Trump after the U.S. canceled a formal meeting weeks ago in Argentina. Putin sent his “best wishes” in a year-end message to Trump, state-owned TASS reported Sunday.

“Russian-U.S. relations are a key factor of ensuring strategic stability and international security,” Putin said. The outlet also said Putin confirmed his readiness to talk with the U.S. on a wide array of topics.

Trump canceled a formal meeting with Putin at the G-20 summit in Argentina late last month, citing the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Trump did have an “informal conversation” during a dinner at the summit, the White House said.

The impetus to pick up formal talks will be on Trump, Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday.

“You need to address this question to Washington. Our president and his representatives have stated repeatedly that we are ready for these talks when Washington is ready”…

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Trump’s Executive Order Freezing Federal Pay Saves Taxpayers From Extraordinary Pay Increases – Daily Signal
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President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively freezing federal pay for 2019 at current 2018 levels.

Had the president not issued this executive order (and lacking congressional action on federal pay), federal workers would have received a 2.1 percent across-the-board pay increase, as well as a 25 percent increase in locality-based pay.

A 2.1 percent across-the-board increase would have cost roughly $5 billion in 2019 while the locality-based increase would have cost a reported $26 billion. That exceptional pay spike would have kicked in had the president not acted and had the default changes specified in the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act kicked in instead…

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Trump Dumps Obamath – Don Surber

President Trump is ending Obamath at the EPA by challenging regulations that cost $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually, but provide only $4 million to $6 million annually in health benefits.

Naturally, liberals are upset because they just use the environment as an excuse to kneecap American industry and our economy.

Bloomberg News reported, “The Trump administration is proposing that limits on mercury pollution from power plants are too costly to justify and no longer ‘appropriate and necessary,’ a finding that could make it difficult to impose more stringent curbs in the future.”

Got that?

His new policy changes nothing today, but it makes it harder to impose further restrictions.

Nevertheless, the headline said, “Mercury Limits on Coal Plants No Longer ‘Appropriate,’ EPA Says.”…

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Enviroweenies Threaten To Sue Macron For Caving To Yellow Vest Protesters – Daily Caller
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Environmentalists are threatening to sue French President Emmanuel Macron for eliminating stiff carbon taxes after a grassroots movement opposed to the measure spurred several mass protests.

Greenpeace and three other organization initiated a lawsuit Dec. 18 claiming France is not doing enough to tackle climate change. The organizations are giving the government two months to formulate a response, after which they will move forward with their lawsuit. The legal pursuit puts Macron in a bind.

The complaint comes less than a month after Macron dinged an unpopular gas tax that roiled activists associated with the so-called Yellow Vest movement. The anti-gas tax protest is a mix of left-wing and right-wing populist elements…

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Outrage After Swedish TV Downplays Gruesome ISIS Beheadings, Threatens Prison For Sharing Video – Zero Hedge

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has outraged viewers after they ran an article claiming that the gruesome ISIS-inspired murder of two Scandinavian girls in Morocco “had nothing to do with Islam,” before warning Swedes that sharing a graphic beheading video of the incident could result in up to four years of imprisonment.

Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark were murdered while backpacking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. Both girls were stabbed multiple times, while one of them was beheaded on video. The culprits can then be seen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

The ISIS fanatics gloated about the killing – while images of the killing were posted to the Facebook page of Ueland’s mother, and the video was sent via Private Message to Ms. Jesperson’s friends, according to the Daily Mail.

The clip, in which a suspected ISIS terrorist shouts ‘it’s Allah’s will’, was also sent to friends of Ms Jespersen via ‘private messenger’, it has been claimed…

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Georgia Vape Shop Employee Has Epic Meltdown Over Trump T-Shirt, Assaults Customer – Gateway Pundit
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A clerk at Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, Atlanta went absolutely ballistic after a customer wearing a Trump t=shirt walked into the establishment. The pro-Trump customer was denied service and asked to leave the store while the vape shop employee accused him of being a “racist motherf*cker.”

A black man was also standing in front of the counter watching it all go down and it was all caught on video.

“If you do not stop recording in my store, I’m going to call the police and ask you to leave,” the triggered employee said. The customer refused to be bullied and told the clerk to call the police – this is when things took a wild turn…

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Angela Merkel: Nation States Must Be Prepared To Give Up Sovereignty To New World Order – Zero Hedge

“Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.

No this wasn’t something Adolf Hitler said many decades ago, this is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told attendants at an event by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. Merkel has announced she won’t seek re-election in 2021 and it is clear she is attempting to push the globalist agenda to its disturbing conclusion before she stands down.

“In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel joked, attempting to lighten the mood. But Merkel has always had a tin ear for comedy and she soon launched into a dark speech condemning those in her own party who think Germany should have listened to the will of its citizens and refused to sign the controversial UN migration pact:

“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”…

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Wells Fargo To Pay States $575 Million For Phony Accounts, Deception Scandals – Fox Business
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Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $575 million to a number of states to settle claims related to the notorious fake bank account scandal and allegations of other deceptive practices, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

States have been investigating Wells Fargo for the phony account scandal – discovered about two years ago – whereby employees of Wells Fargo’s retail banks allegedly set up as many as millions of phony accounts for customers without their consent or knowledge in order to meet sales targets. Since then the bank has dealt with a slew of major issues across many of its businesses.

Reuters reported that the settlement would also cover allegations of improper insurance referrals and auto loan insurance, in addition to wrong mortgage rate lock extension fees…

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Record Number Of Illegal Aliens Tried To Buy Guns This Year – Medium

The FBI this year has turned away a record number of illegal immigrants trying to buy guns, according to a new report of background checks.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System said that it rejected 7,836,600 planned purchases from “illegal/unlawful alien” in 2018. And that was at the end of November. Christmas purchases of guns are typically high and were not included.

That number has been increasing in recent years. In 2017, it was 7.3 million. The year before, it was 7 million rejections. In 2015, it hit 6.6 million.

Illegal immigrants rank at the top of those on the FBI’s “prohibited category.”

The full list of prohibited categories and NICS catches:

Illegal/unauthorized alien: 7,836,600.
Adjudicated mental health: 5,637,317.
Convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year or a misdemeanor punishable by more than two years: 3,833,213…

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