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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (07/12/19)


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Leftist Treason Update: Democrat Mayor Of Chicago Bans ICE From Police Database Before Raids – Breitbart

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said Wednesday that the Windy City has made moves to bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing its police databases amid reports of potential raids in more than 10 major U.S. cities slated for Sunday.

“They will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We have also cut off ICE access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent,” Lightfoot said. “Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”

In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the city’s Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) database will not be available to ICE officials, though several federal government agencies will still have access.

“All other federal agencies still have access to these systems, as sharing this information is crucial to active criminal investigations in which we are partnering with federal agencies along with intelligence sharing functions that are vital to national homeland security functions,” Guglielmi stated…

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Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Over Epstein Plea Deal Controversy – Washington Examiner
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned amid the controversy surrounding his handling, as an assistant U.S. Attorney, of the 2008 prosecution of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes.

President Trump told reporters Acosta called him Friday morning to give him the news, and that it was Acosta’s decision. Acosta said that his resignation was effective one week from Friday.

Trump also had praise for Acosta, calling him “a great labor secretary, not a good one” and saying that he thinks Acosta had explained his thinking in agreeing to the plea deal. But Trump said Acosta had become a distraction and that deputy Pat Pizzella will become acting secretary, according to one report…

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President Trump Declares State Of Emergency In Louisiana, Sends Federal Assistance Ahead Of Tropical Storm Barry – Fox News

President Trump declared a federal emergency for Louisiana on Thursday night, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts ahead of the strengthening of Tropical Storm Barry.

Trump approved the federal assistance at the request of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who noted that within the past 24 hours, 28 parishes had issued emergency declarations and 14 were in the process of doing so. Residents have been stacking sandbags or fleeing to higher ground in preparation for torrential downpours, with heavy flooding expected once the storm makes landfall from the Gulf of Mexico either late Friday or early Saturday.

Trump tweeted Thursday evening: “To everyone on the Gulf Coast: As you make preparations to protect your homes & loved ones from flooding & the coming storm, it is imperative that you heed the directions of @FEMA, State & Local Officials. We are working closely w/ them. Please be prepared, be careful, & be SAFE!”

Edwards expressed appreciation for the president’s action in a Twitter message of his own…

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A Dozen New Epstein Abuse Victims Come Forward – Miami Herald
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At least a dozen new victims have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein even as the multimillionaire money manager tries to convince a federal judge to allow him to await a sex trafficking trial from the comfort of the same $77 million Manhattan mansion where he’s accused of luring teenage girls into unwanted sex acts.

Following Epstein’s arrest Saturday in New Jersey, four women have reached out to New York lawyer David Boies, and at least 10 other women have approached other lawyers who have represented dozens of Epstein’s alleged victims in the past.

Jack Scarola, a Palm Beach attorney, said at least five women, all of whom were minors at the time of their alleged encounters with Epstein, have reached out to either him or Fort Lauderdale lawyer Brad Edwards…

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Dow Jones Close Above 27,000 For First Time Ever – CNBC

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. The gains were largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.

Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. Visa, Cisco Systems and Nike are also up sharply since then.

“This week solidified the fact that the market doesn’t need, it doesn’t want, it’s demanding a rate cut from Powell,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial…

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Trump, ‘Not Backing Down’ In Effort To Count Citizens Amid Census Fight, Announces Executive Order – Fox News
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President Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday, announced that he would “immediately” issue an executive order to get an accurate count of non-citizens and citizens in the United States – a measure Trump said would be “far more accurate” than relying on a citizenship question in the 2020 census.

The move would make use of “vast” federal databases and free up information sharing among all federal agencies concerning who they know is living in the country, Trump said.

“Today I’m here to say we are not backing down in our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” the president told reporters in the Rose Garden, after slamming “far-left Democrats” seeking to “conceal the number of illegal aliens in our midst.”…

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One Federal Department Now Spending $100 Billion Per Month – Townhall

For the first time in our nation’s history, there is now a federal department spending an average of more than $100 billion per month.

No, it is not the Department of Defense, which is charged with the core federal responsibility of defending us from foreign enemies. It is the Department of Health and Human Services, which, if Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has his way, will run the “Medicare for All” program. As it now stands, HHS runs Medicare for many and Medicaid for more.

“In 2019, the program will cover an estimated 61 million persons (52 million aged and 9 million disabled),” the Congressional Research Service said of Medicare in a report published in May.

“Medicaid is a means-tested entitlement program that finances the delivery of primary and acute medical services as well as long-term services and supports (LTSS) to an estimated 75 million people at a cost to states and the federal government of $616 billion in FY2018,” CRS said in a report published in June…

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Tommy Robinson Sentenced To Nine Months In Prison – Breitbart
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Tommy Robinson has been re-sentenced to nine months in prison following his reconviction for contempt of court.

Robinson had instructed his lawyer “to read out a series of past Contempt of Court findings against newspapers which (in summary) had not led to jail terms for editors or reporters accused of disrupting trials”, according to BBC reporter Dominic Casciani, but to no avail, with judges imposing a custodial term only one month shorter than his previous sentence, declaring that “the main purpose of the penalty is punishment and deterrence”.

Robinson was initially arrested, tried, and imprisoned within a matter of hours after livestreaming accused grooming gang members…

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Katie Couric, Woody Allen, And George Stephanopoulos Attended Party With Epstein After 2008 Conviction – Epoch Times

Top media figures dined with Jeffrey Epstein after he served 13 months in jail following a plea that saw him plead guilty to two counts of prostitution in 2008. He had been accused of molesting dozens of girls.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 and charged with sex trafficking; authorities said nude photographs underage girls were found in his New York mansion after he was arrested.

Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, Woody Allen, and Chelsea Handler were among the media and Hollywood figures who dined with Epstein at the house in New York City in 2010, reported the Daily Beast in 2011. The event? A party for Epstein’s friend Prince Andrew, at the time the fourth in line for the throne in Britain. The pair was pictured a week later walking in Central Park.

A source close to Couric, a former CBS anchor who recently worked for Yahoo!, told The Hollywood Reporter that it was Couric’s first time meeting Epstein…

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Release Of Illegal Aliens Into U.S. Cut 85% Since Trump-Mexico Deal – Breitbart
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The release of border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been cut by 85 percent in the four weeks since President Trump announced a migration deal with Mexico.

Between July 2 and July 9, DHS released about 1,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities, federal data confirms. This indicates that DHS is releasing about 188 border crossers and illegal aliens every day into the country.

This is a significant drop in the catch and release of border crossers and illegal aliens in just four weeks, since Trump announced a deal with Mexico that mandates foreign nationals seeking asylum wait in Mexico while their claims are processed…

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FBI Makes Arrests In Puerto Rico Scandal, Prompting Calls For Governor’s Ouster – Philaselphia Inquirer

The FBI on Wednesday arrested two former senior officials who served in administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossellَ, leading the chair of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico to call for the governor to step down.

The arrests also spurred concerns on Capitol Hill about the billions of dollars in aid that Congress has approved for the island.

The federal indictment says the former officials illegally directed federal funding to politically connected contractors. The arrests come about a month after Congress approved a controversial disaster aid bill that earmarked additional funding for Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017, which were tied up in part because President Donald Trump called island officials “incompetent or corrupt.”

Rep. Raْl Grijalva, D-Ariz., chair of the Natural Resource Committee that oversees Puerto Rico, called on Rossellَ to resign amid the ongoing federal investigation…

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Recluse Missing For More Than A Month Was Completely Devoured By His 18 Aggressive Dogs, cops say – Crime Online
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Authorities in Texas say officials have determined a man missing for months was devoured by his own pack of aggressive dogs. According to KTVT, 57-year-old Freddie Mack was known as a recluse during his life, but family members became worried after weeks went by without any word from him.

In early May, Mack’s relatives contacted the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to report that he apparently disappeared after April 19.

Investigators attempted to search his home near Venus at that time but encountered 18 dogs nearby, as reported by the New York Post. Relatives noted that he would not typically leave the animals unattended…

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Armed Iranian Boats Attempt To Seize British Oil Tanker In Persian Gulf – Fox News

Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The British warship was said to have been less than 5 miles behind the tanker but soon intercepted the Iranian boats and threatened to open fire. A manned U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was above as well, the official said, adding that Iranian forces left without opening fire.

Navy Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), said the military was aware of the reported actions. He added, “Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution. The world economy depends on the free flow of commerce, and it is incumbent on all nations to protect and preserve this lynchpin of global prosperity.”

The British frigate was identified as the HMS Montrose, according to The Sun. The vessel reportedly trained its 30mm deck guns on the enemy fleet and warned them off…

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Socialist Hellhole Update: California Becomes First State To Extend Healthcare To Illegal Aliens – Washington Examiner
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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a state budget bill into law Tuesday that extends healthcare coverage to young illegal immigrants through Medicaid, making the state the first in the U.S. to do so.

The state budget covers 90,000 undocumented persons from the ages of 19-25 in the state and costs California taxpayers approximately $98 million in the coming fiscal year. The income of these persons must be low enough, as stated in the law, to qualify for the state-funded healthcare.

The law also creates an “individual mandate,” similar to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama championed in 2010, requiring all Californians to purchase health insurance…

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Indians To Benefit As U.S. House Passes Bill To Remove Cap On Green Cards – NDTV

U.S. lawmakers have passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a development which would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals. A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States.

Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Bill, on being signed into law, would considerably reduce the agonising wait for talented professionals from countries like India seeking permanent work and residency permits in the United States.

Titled the Fairness of High-Skilled Immigrants Act, 2019 or HR 1044, the Bill was passed by the 435-member House by an overwhelming majority of 365-65 votes.

As per the present system, out of the total number of family-based immigrant visas to be given by the U.S. in a particular year, the people of a country can be given a maximum of seven percent of such visas. The new Bill seeks to increase this seven percent per-country limit to 15 percent…

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Papua New Guinea: Women And Children Killed In Tribal Massacre – BBC News
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Children and pregnant women are among those murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands area. At least 24 people are confirmed to have died in a brutal flare-up of violence between rival tribes over several days in Hela province. Some reports put the death toll higher.

PM James Marape called the news “one of the saddest days of my life”, promising to track down the perpetrators. It is one of the worst outbreaks of tribal violence in PNG for years.

“It’s a very sad story,” Philip Undialu, governor of Hela told news agency Reuters, explaining the killings were part of a conflict running for years. “It was retaliation of a previous attack. Both attacks were made in an innocent community where people were not expecting it and all of us are in a state of shock.”…

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University Of Chicago Scholar Proves Biologists Believe Life Begins At Conception – College Fix

Steven Jacobs has described some of his time in the academy as “agony.” The University of Chicago PhD spent the last half-decade in a grueling fight to gather and publish research related to the American abortion debate.

During that time he was ridiculed, mocked and defamed; accused of committing academic dishonesty, politicizing science and conducting his work with personal bias; compared to the Ku Klux Klan; and in general painted as an unprofessional radical who was, in one academic’s words, “not deserving of a PhD degree.”

All of this came about simply because Jacobs asked thousands of scientists several questions about when they believe human life begins – questions one respondent referred to as a “trap” and another called “horribly manipulative.”

The results of Jacobs’ work would eventually reveal a stunning fact about American academia in the field of biology: professors overwhelmingly agree with the pro-life position that human lives begin at conception…

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Labor Secretary Acosta Defends Role In Epstein Plea Deal, Faults State Prosecutors – Fox News
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta pushed back Wednesday against calls for him to stand down over his past involvement in a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in federal court this week with sex trafficking – saying his office fought for a tougher punishment after state prosecutors were ready to let him “walk free.”

“Facts are important, and facts are being overlooked,” he said at a press conference, giving his most detailed account to date of the 2008 deal.

Acosta, who was U.S. attorney for Florida at the time, helped Epstein secure a plea deal that resulted in an 18-month sentence – he served just 13 months. The deal was criticized as lenient because Epstein could have faced a life sentence…

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U.S. Approves $2.2 Billion Sale Of Tanks, Missiles To Taiwan – Washington Free Beacon

The Trump administration is selling $2.2 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan but has delayed exports of new F-16s over budget shortfalls in Taipei.

The main piece of the latest arms package announced Monday is the sale of 108 M1A2 Abrams frontline tanks and associated equipment, including tank rounds, machine guns, and tank-related gear.

“The proposed sale will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region,” said Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper in a transmittal notice to Congress. Hooper is director of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency that is in charge of arms sales.

“This proposed sale of M1A2 tanks will contribute to the modernization of [Taiwan’s] main battle tank fleet, enhancing its ability to meet current and future regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense,” he added…

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U.S. Appeals Court Hands Win To Trump In Hotel ‘Emoluments’ Case – Reuters
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday scored a crucial victory in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a set of decisions instructing a lower court judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed against the Republican president in June 2017 by the Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The three-judge panel said the attorneys general lacked legal standing to bring the case. The court said the District of Columbia and Maryland’s interest “in enforcing the Emoluments Clauses is so attenuated and abstract that their prosecution of this case readily provokes the question of whether this action against the President is an appropriate use of the courts…

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Guatemalan Teen Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old Girl In Georgia – USIACR

A 17-year-old Marietta teen is behind bars at the Cobb County Jail facing three felony charges.

According to the arrest warrant, back on July first Baudilio Salomon Diaz Ambrocio was alone with a 7-year-old girl while the child’s parents weren’t home.

Marietta police said Diaz Ambrocio forced the child against her will to have sex with him. The attack so bad, according to the arrest warrant, the child required hospitalization and surgery.

Police arrested Diaz Ambrocio last Monday at his Marietta home. He is charged with rape, aggravated child molestation, and aggravated sexual battery charges.

Diaz Ambrocio was being held without bond as of Monday evening.

According to Cobb County jail records, Diaz Ambrocio was born in Guatemala and is the subject of an ICE detainer as Customs and Immigration determine whether or not he is here legally…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (06/21/19)


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Oregon Governor Sends Out State Police To Find GOP Lawmakers Who Skipped Town To Avoid Cap-And-Trade Vote – Washington Examiner
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Republican lawmakers in Oregon fled the Salem courthouse Thursday following a days of “fruitless” debate over a cap-and-trade bill, known colloquially as HB 2020.

By fleeing, the minority Republicans effectively blocked the Democratic legislators from being able to pass the bill, since there are were not enough members present in their absence to hold a vote. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown dispatched the state police to bring them back and force them to vote, but several Republicans had left the state by Thursday evening. The state police do not have jurisdiction beyond state lines to bring them back.

The bill in question, which would involve many layers of life-changing participation by all Oregonians, is designed to nearly eliminate Oregon’s fossil fuel use…

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Woman’s ‘Hail Satan’ Invocation Prompts Walkout From Alaska Town Meeting – Fox News

Several government officials and attendees walked out of an Alaska government meeting south of Anchorage this week when an official who’s also a member of the Satanic Temple ended the opening prayer with “Hail Satan.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s previous policy stated that those delivering the invocation must be a member of a recognized church, but the rules were changed last October when Alaska’s Supreme Court decided in favor of the ACLU that the policy was unconstitutional, according to Alaskan Public Media.

Iris Fontana, the Satanic Temple member, was one of the plaintiffs in the case. An atheist and a Jewish woman were also involved in the lawsuit.

“Let’s cast aside our differences, to use reason, logic, science and compassion to create solutions for the greater good of our community,” Fontana said at the end of the invocation. “It is done. Hail Satan. Thank you.”…

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Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Can End Taxpayer Funding Of Abortions – Breitbart
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A federal appeals court held Thursday that the Trump administration’s rule that ends taxpayer family planning funding of abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood may take effect.

A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump administration’s request to lift national injunctions, ordered in Oregon and Washington, and a statewide injunction in California, Politico reported. The Protect Life Rule may take effect while court cases continue.

“Absent a stay, HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the Government’s important policy interest in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions,” the judges wrote…

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Hunter Biden Accused Of Fathering Child With Arkansas Woman While He Was Dating His Dead Brother’s Wife – Gateway Pundit

A 28-year-old Arkansas woman is claiming that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden is the father of her 10-month-old child – and she’s suing to prove it. Lunden Alexis Roberts claims Hunter Biden fathered her child while he was in a relationship with his own late brother’s wife (former sister-in-law), Hallie Biden.

You read that right. Hunter Biden began dating his brother’s widow in 2017 and they just split up a couple months ago.

Page Six reported:

Lunden Alexis Roberts, 28, filed a petition for paternity and child support against Joe Biden’s lawyer son, saying she gave birth to his kid, “Baby Doe,” in August 2018, according to court papers.

The two-page suit was filed in Independence County, Arkansas, on May 28 — nearly two weeks after Hunter tied the knot with a South African woman named Melissa Cohen.

Roberts wants a court to establish that the 49-year-old father of three is her baby’s biological dad…

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Supreme Court Upholds Cross On Public Land In Maryland – Baltimore Sun
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A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross’ backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial’s presence on a grassy highway median doesn’t violate the First Amendment’s establishment clause, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over others.

The case had been closely watched because it involves the place of religious symbols in public life. Defenders of the cross in Bladensburg had argued that a ruling against them could doom of hundreds of war memorials that use crosses to commemorate soldiers who died…

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President Trump: ‘Iran Made A Very Big Mistake’ By Shooting Down American Drone – Breitbart

President Donald Trump reacted Thursday to the news that Iran had shot down a United States drone in international waters.

“Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump wrote shortly on Twitter. Trump spoke further about the incident during a White House meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, noting that his response would have been much different if there was a pilot in the downed vehicle.

“Iran made a big mistake. This drone was in international waters, clearly. We have it all documented scientifically not just words,” he said. Trump said he felt that someone under Iran’s command had made the mistake because they were “stupid.”

“I find it hard to believe that it was intentional if you want to know the truth, I think that it could have been somebody that was loose and stupid that did it,” he said.

When asked if he felt that some in the administration tried to urge him into war with Iran, he denied it…

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Mexico Ratifies Trump’s Trade Agreement – Daily Caller
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The Mexican Senate overwhelmingly voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Wednesday, making it the first country to do so.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the deal Nov. 30, 2018, but it was not ratified by any country until Wednesday. Trump helped make and sign the agreement in 2018.

USMCA includes rules that call for about 40% of automobile parts be produced by workers who earn a minimum of $16 an hour and more requirements that the parts be made in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, The Washington Post reported. Trump replaced NAFTA with USMCA in an effort to get better deals for U.S. workers…

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Pittsburgh: Muslim Refugee Arrested For Planning Terror Attack On Christian Church – Geller Report

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested today based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State (ISIS), and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction in relation to his plan to attack a church in Pittsburgh.

According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh:

The FBI Pittsburgh JTTF investigation of Mustafa Mousab Alowemer (Alowemer) revealed that Alowemer plotted to bomb a church located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (the Church), using a weapon of mass destruction (i.e., an explosive device).

According to Alowemer, his motivation to detonate a device at the Church was to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States to join together and commit similar acts in the name of ISIS…

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Female Student Athletes File Federal Complaint Over Tranny Competition Policy – Fox News
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Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships.

The complaint filed Monday with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights was submitted by the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the girls, who are asking for an investigation of the policy and orders that would make competitions fair. The complaint also cites the federal Title IX rules aimed at equal rights in sports for female athletes.

“Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field,” said Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom…

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Rapist Returns To Disabled Victim’s Home After Jail Release, Brutally Beats And Strangles Her – Crime Online

Washington police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked the same victim he previously raped. Authorities believe he is still in the same area, hiding out.

KIRO 7 reports that 35-year-old Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was released from jail last Thursday and on Sunday, returned to the victim’s home in White Center and beat her, according to police. Carranza-Ramirez is accused of hitting the victim over the head with an object, strangling her, and threatening to kill her. He’s also accused of knocking the woman out of her wheelchair.

The suspect, who is said to be homeless, fled from the victim’s home afterward. The victim survived the incident but remains scared for her life.

“He actually assaulted her, hit her with something her on her head, knocking her off her wheelchair and then he strangled her, threatening to kill her,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office said…

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Black Republican Drops Truth Bomb During DemoNazi Hearing On Reparations – Right Scoop
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Burgess Owens, former Oakland Raider and Democrat-turned-Republican, was invited to the House hearing today on slavery and reparations and gave Democrats a schooling they desperately needed to hear.

After gently mocking ‘who’ should pay reparations (Democrats and Republican consumed with white guilt), Burgess said:

“…That way we can get past reparations and recognize that this country has given us greatness. Look at this panel. It doesn’t matter how we think; it doesn’t matter our color. We have become successful in this country like no other because of this great opportunity to live the American dream. Let’s not steal that from our kids by telling them they can’t do it…

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Queer Mayor’s Anti-Violence Commission Fails To Reduce Shootings – Washington Free Beacon

After 18 people were killed in South Bend during the summer of 2012, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) declared the city “unacceptably violent” and announced a data-driven anti-violence commission to combat the problem.

“We have to send the message that one violent crime in our city is one too many. We cannot tolerate another summer like last summer,” Buttigieg said during his 2013 State of the City speech.

Composed of a group of community leaders and overseen by Police Chief Ron Teachman, the South Bend Group Violence Intervention sought to use both community and law enforcement methods to reduce gang violence and provide offenders – especially young people – a “moral” alternative to a life of crime.

Buttigieg also said the city would double the number of mentors reaching out to at-risk youth through the SBGVI in the next three years…

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Trump EPA Finalizes Plan To Repeal And Replace Obama’s Fascist ‘Clean Power Plan’ – Daily Caller
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its plan to repeal and replace an Obama-era regulation that critics said would cost thousands of coal industry jobs.

EPA will repeal the Clean Power Plan, which the U.S. Supreme Court stayed and it never went into effect. EPA’s replacement plan, called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, asks states to improve coal plant efficiency.

“ACE is an important step towards realigning EPA actions so they are consistent with the rule of law and the original mission of the agency,” Mandy Gunasekara, a former Trump EPA official who worked on ACE, told The Daily Caller News Foundation…

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Trump Just Revolutionized Health Care, And Nobody Noticed – Issues & Insights

Few have ever heard of “Health Reimbursement Accounts,” but they could fundamentally change the nation’s health care system – for the better – and destroy the Democrats’ case for socialized health care.

Late last week, the Trump administration finalized rules that will let companies put money into tax-exempt HRAs that their employees could then used to buy an individual insurance plan on their own. Seems like no big deal, right? Except it will start to unravel a 77-year-old policy mistake that is largely responsible for many of the problems the health care system suffers today.

Back in 1942, the Roosevelt administration imposed wage and price controls on the economy. But it exempted employer-provided benefits like health insurance, and the IRS later decreed that these benefits wouldn’t be taxed as income.

The result was to massively tilt the health insurance playing field toward employer-provided insurance. Today 88% of those with private insurance get it at work…

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Trump To Have Extended Meeting With China’s Xi At G20 – Financial Times
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President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, will hold a bilateral meeting when the two leaders attend the G20 summit in Japan this month, raising hopes the US and China will resurrect moribund efforts to end their trade war.

“Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi of China. We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Our respective teams will begin talks prior to our meeting.”

Mr Trump had previously suggested that the two leaders would meet at the G20 in Osaka, but the White House had refused to clarify whether they would talk in a group setting with world leaders or hold a bilateral meeting…

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DemoNazi Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him For Politically-Motivated Crimes – Daily Caller

A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history.

The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness.

Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrat’s data out of revenge for being fired, then used it to doxx Republicans during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

“The government believes that a significant sentence would help to make clear that difference of political opinion do not entitle people to engage in politically motivated, criminal attacks threatening elected officials with whom he disagrees, and would thereby encourage respect for the law, and deter future criminal conduct,” prosecutors wrote…

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Donald Trump Raises $24.8 Million On Day Of 2020 Kickoff Rally – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump raised a staggering $24.8 million in 24 hours on the day he officially announced he was running for re-election. The numbers were released by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Tim Murtaugh, the Director of Communications for Trump’s 2020 campaign.

“The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” McDaniel wrote on Twitter. “On top of an electric rally in Orlando, this shows huge Trump enthusiasm,” Murtaugh wrote.

The number includes the $14 million raised by the Trump campaign and the more than $10 million raised by Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee with the RNC…

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$1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine Seized At Philadelphia Port – Zero Hedge

Several thousand traders on Wall Street may be extra jittery tomorrow when the FOMC announcement hits at 2:00pm. The reason: shipping containers full of illegal drugs – mostly blow – were found and seized at a Philadelphia port in what authorities described as the largest seizure in the region’s history.

Back in March we reported by what at a time seemed like a giant haul when a ton and a half of cocaine seized at the port of New York and New Kersey, in what was described as the biggest bust of the century; in retrospect it was peanuts – the Philly seizure was about ten times greater.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain said the ship contained enough cocaine to “kill millions of people”… but not before giving them a good old time, and making trading tomorrow’s FOMC decision far easier.

A law enforcement official told NBC Philadelphia that more than 15,500 kilos of cocaine were found in seven containers…

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Socialist Hellhole Update: California’s Budget Doubled In 8 Years To $215 Billion – Frontpage
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“The budget deal will maintain the state’s ongoing commitment to fiscal prudence,” Senator Holly Mitchell, who heads California’s budget deal committee, said of its $215 billion budget. The Democrat official also falsely described the state’s highest budget in history as “responsible”.

Responsible in California on budgetary matters is graded on a curve the size of the planet. This is a state whose senate passed a socialized medicine bill with no way to pay for its estimated $400 billion cost. A mere $215 billion budget is as prudent and responsible as California Democrats ever get.

California’s corrupt one-party state didn’t just pass a state budget on a party line vote…

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President Trump Opens 1.4 Million Federal Acres To Hunters, Anglers – Washington Examiner

President Trump isn’t much of an outdoorsman, aside from golf. But maybe more than any president since Teddy Roosevelt, he understands the importance of others getting outside to boat, hunt, fish, shoot, and hike and their demands for access to federal lands and waterways.

“He’s basically said, ‘Git-R-Done,’” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who is spearheading the opening of 1.4 million acres and elimination of 7,500 regulations limiting access.

“The president fundamentally gets that hunters and anglers are the true conservationists in our society. He understands that history and that we need to act in efforts to expand hunting and fishing while at the same time being respectful of private land rights, respectful of state law,” added Bernhardt.

The campaign to open access to the outdoors is a personal one for Bernhardt. In an interview, he said that living next to federal land as a kid in western Colorado helped shaped his life…

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More Proof That Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Lying Leftist Imbecile – Right Scoop
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Ocasio-Cortez turned on her live stream last night and told all those watching her that Trump is running actual “concentration camps” on the southern border. She used this Hitlerian language and then called Trump a fascist and an authoritarian for running these camps.

Absolute and utter lies. She provides no evidence for her claims whatsoever, at least in this video clip. She just spews this nonsense as though it were truth. The only thing she references that’s even remotely evidentiary is the hyperbolic and dishonest article that claimed Trump was taking children to WWII era Japanese internment camps.

Let’s be clear here. This isn’t just a case of AOC jesting about this. She says in the video that she doesn’t use these words lightly or to just throw bombs…

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A Grotesque Political Party – Ron Ross

The United States has a long tradition of reliance on a two-party political structure. For that structure to function effectively both parties need to be competent and responsible. Unfortunately, that is not the case now.

The lineup of Democrat presidential candidates currently stands at 25 and growing. Conrad Black has aptly described them as “unelectable non-entities.” The long and growing list is more like a tower of babel than a collection of credible leaders. Evidence of that is that leading the race currently is former senator and vice president Joe Biden.

Beyond the confines of the Democrat Party the reaction to Biden’s candidacy is typically, “Is this a joke?” Joe Biden? The guy is a goof. He is known primarily for his gaffes, flip-flops, plagiarism, and unwelcome advances toward women. The very fact he is leading the race is a sad indictment on all the other candidates.

The unreality of all the candidates’ policy positions, e.g. the Green New Deal, sanctuary cities, open borders, unlimited taxpayer-funded abortions, should be obvious to all sentient beings…

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Valedictorian Thanks Alcoholic Teacher And Negligent Counselor For Teaching Her To ‘Fend For Herself’ – Zero Hedge
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A California valedictorian went off script during her commencement address, slamming an alcoholic teacher who was ‘escorted out of school’ and a guidance counselor who she thanked for ‘letting me fend for myself’ due to being ‘always unavailable to my parents and I despite appointments.’

San Ysidro High School senior Nataly Buhr opened her June 6 speech in typical fashion – thanking her parents for their “endless love,” acknowledging the memories shared with her friends, and mentioning a handful of teachers for being ‘invested in the students.’

Then, Buhr went scorched earth.

Buhr began by unloading on her counselor, to whom she said: “Thanks for teaching me to fend for myself…

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Race-Baiting Leftist Assclowns At Oberlin College Hit With Maximum Punitive Damages (Capped At $22 Million By Law) In Gibson’s Bakery Case – Legal Insurrection

The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case.

Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory (it’s not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here).

That brings the total damages to $33 million. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees, to be determined by the judge.

The breakdown was:

David Gibson – $17.5 million punitive damages

Allyn W. Gibson – $8.75 million punitive damages

Gibson Bros. Inc. (the Bakery) – $6,973,500 punitive damages…

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Oil Tankers Hit In Fresh ‘Torpedo Attack’ In Gulf Of Oman Amid Iran Tensions – The Telegraph
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The UN warned last night of the danger of “a major confrontation” in the Persian Gulf after two oil tankers were seriously damaged in a suspected torpedo attack near the site where Iran allegedly sabotaged four oil ships last month.

The explosions, which left one of the oil tankers burning outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway, marked the most serious incident since the White House warned in early May that Iran was plotting attacks in the region.

The US did not officially accuse Iran of responsibility but a US defence official told CBS it was “highly likely” Iranian forces were behind the explosions. Donald Trump was briefed about the attack at the White House…

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Left-Wing Pundit Compares Biden’s Record To Dog Vomit In USA Today Column – Big League Politics

Progressive commentator Sally Kohn, a frequent face on CNN, wrote a column for USA Today Thursday morning comparing Democrat candidate Joe Biden’s record to dog vomit.

Liberals are coming after Biden hard as Biden’s Democrat rivals scramble to bolster their name ID to take on the establishment Democrat, with David Axelrod even mocking his attempt to celebrate Best Friends Day on Twitter with Barack Obama. Biden is a prime target for his opponents’ barbs in Iowa, where a poll shows him leading the field with 24 percent support, eight points ahead of Bernie Sanders.

Kohn writes:

“Yesterday, my dog threw up. I was down on the ground, trying to clean it up, when she threw up again. And then stepped in it.

Dogs get sick and make mistakes, just like people. But especially in the case of adult humans, we hope that we spend more time cleaning up our messes than making them…

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How Long Can The Media Ignore The Fact That A Senior House Democrat Is Married To A Fraudster? – Streiff
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So far the media has managed to avert its eyes and studiously ignore a major story of corruption and malfeasance in Congress because to cover said story would totally destroy a narrative and expose them to allegations that they are racist.

At the epicenter of this tale is the pustulent and rather dim Elijah Cummings from my current state of residence. Cummings is your typical product of the Maryland Democrat machine. The reek of corruption is always near him but never quite attaches to him because he is, as I said, the product of the Maryland Democrat machine and therefore bulletproof. Now all of that may be getting ready to change.

In late May, the National Legal and Policy Center filed an IRS complaint against Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is the wife of Elijah Cummings…

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State Department Emails Show Coordination Between Obama State Department And House Democrat Leader On Christopher Steele/Russia – Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation today released 16 pages of documents revealing former Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer coordinating with then-House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg to work on Russia dossier materials provided by Christopher Steele.

Steele is a former British spy and author of the anti-Trump dossier used to justify a series of FISA spy warrants targeting Carter Page.

Winer is a former Obama State Department deputy assistant secretary who was implicated in working with Steele and Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal to circulate the anti-Trump dossier.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018 on behalf of itself and the Daily Caller News Foundation against the State Department after it failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests…

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Woman On Drugs Drives BMW Through Glass Doors Of Medical Marijuana Dispensary – Crime Online
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Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman has been arrested after crashing her convertible into the storefront of a medical marijuana dispensary. According to KWWL, 57-year-old Leslie Peake drove through the glass doors at the entrance of Ziggys in a crash caught on the shop’s surveillance camera footage.

The suspect’s vehicle can be seen continuing through the door and across the floor before coming to a stop. Police arrived on the scene a short time later and arrested Peake on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

Court records indicate her criminal history included a previous conviction in Oklahoma County for a criminal count of driving under the influence…

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Facebook Nazis Ban ‘Dysfunctional Veterans’ Page That Raises Money For Homeless Veterans – Big League Politics

Dysfunctional Veterans, a Facebook page run by Michael Rivers, himself a veteran, was banned from Facebook for allegedly violating its content policies regarding firearms.

Speaking to Big League Politics, Rivers explained that his page was banned for buying ads on Facebook to promote a contest where entries could win an AR-15 rifle, even though according to the letter of Facebook’s community guidelines, his promotion was following Facebook’s rules.

“We do try to stay within Facebook’s guidelines, they just make them up as they go along,” said Rivers. “We ran a contest, a promo to give away an AR-15. It was a licensed firearms company, and we are an online retailer. According to Facebook rules, it’s okay because we are two online retailers that follow all applicable state and federal guidelines.”

He went on to explain that 8 days into the advertisement, which was approved by Facebook, they removed the advertisement and banned the staff member who posted it for 30 days…

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Facebook Attorneys Admit In Court There’s No Privacy On Its Platform; Users Surveiled, Tracked And Spied On Without Boundaries Or Limitations – News Target
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Although it has only been around for 15 years, Facebook has certainly made its mark on the world and how it functions. For many of its 2.27 billion users, life before Facebook is nothing but a distant memory.

An entire generation of people looks to the social media giant to find friends and connect with family, and millions of people rely on its news feed to remain up to date in an ever-changing world.

When more than a quarter of the world’s population is entrusting you with their information there is a huge level of responsibility to protect their privacy. But, while Facebook has been happy to rack up billions in profits, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been oblivious to this massive responsibility…

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Leftist Comedy Is Literally Hitler – Daniel Greenfield

Leftists have never been as humorless, unfunny and touchy as they are now. And they’ve never poured as much time and money into late night comedy, Netflix comedy specials and assorted people angrily shouting things about Trump and their confused sexual identities into a microphone, as they are now.

Comedy, as supported by billion-dollar media corporations based in blue states that would legalize killing babies and heroin before they would permit gun ownership, has returned to its roots in Greek political life. Except the ancient Greeks thought that people insulting each other’s politics was funny and the modern Proggies think that the insults should be one-sided and delivered in an echo chamber.

There’s nothing wrong with a long string of clever and daring one-sided insults. Take that, subtract the “clever” and the “daring”, and you end up with proggie comedy.

Don’t bother developing a narrative. Angry and insecure proggies need to know your comedy is politically safe from the start…

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YouTube Nazis Took Down James O’Keefe’s Video Proving Bias At Pinterest – Right Scoop
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It looks like YouTube is backing up their fellow left-wing goons at Pinterest.

They took down the video of a Pinterest whistleblower who exposed their insane bias against conservatives:

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Tech giants retaliating against insider who leaked docs showing censorship of christian and pro-life material. They have REMOVED our investigative insider report…

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Leftist Corruption Update: Obama Staffers Deleted Hundreds Of Speeches About The Immigration Crisis From ICE’s Website Hours Before Trump’s Inauguration – Fast Company

In the last hours of the Obama administration’s time in office, staffers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed hundreds of speeches and testimonies dating back to 2004 from the agency’s website, according to a watchdog group.

The transcripts contained “prepared remarks submitted to congressional committees, often on controversial topics like the standard of medical treatment for detainees, treatment of unaccompanied children, sanctuary cities, drug trafficking, and E-Verify,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project.

The group says they were removed between the early afternoon of January 18 and late evening of January 19 in 2017, mere hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump. “With a couple of clicks of a mouse, access to a federal government web resource containing 12 years of primary source materials on ICE’s history was lost,” notes the group in a blog post.

Given the heated coverage of the immigration crisis at the Mexican border, it’s notable that the scrubbed speeches included testimony from Thomas Homan…

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Meanwhile In Russia, Women Are Slapping Other Women’s Butts For Fun And Profit – Zero hedge
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Russian slapping competitions have become all the rage after the Siberian “Male Slapping Championships” went viral in March.

But who wants to see two giant men slap each other into the next dimension when you could watch smoking hot women spanking each other’s firm, supple asses instead in “The Booty Slapping Championships”?

The rules are simple; take turns hitting your opponent’s ass so hard that they’re knocked off balance.

Tickets to the ass-slapping event run around $6 US, while there’s no word on how much the winner takes home…

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Leftist Incompetence Update: Obama’s DOJ Intentionally Brought Thousands Of Foreign Nationals Into The U.S. As Snitches, Then Lost Some Of Them – Daily Caller

The Department of Justice “sponsored” about 5,500 foreign nationals to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 in order to provide assistance to the DOJ in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general.

Sixty-two absconded, escaping the DOJ’s monitoring, and in 18 cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal or termination in a timely manner and therefore let the foreign nationals fall into an illegal status,” according to the report.

“Failing to report instances of absconsion inhibits DHS’s ability to execute its responsibilities to locate and handle absconders. This is especially problematic for law enforcement-sponsored foreign nationals because these individuals often have criminal histories or are involved with criminal organizations,” the report said.

The DOJ and its law enforcement agencies “can sponsor legal U.S. residency for foreign nationals for various law enforcement purposes…

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Muslim Rep. Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns With Man She Wasn’t Married To – Daily Caller
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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is under fire once again for filing joint tax returns with a man she hadn’t yet married.

Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 while Omar was married to another man, according to a report published earlier this week by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Omar didn’t divorce her previous husband until 2017 and did not become married to Hirsi until 2018.

Omar was ordered by campaign finance officials to pay a fine of $3,500 over this incident and her misuse of thousands of dollars in campaign funds between the years 2016 and 2017. This revelation will lead to further scrutiny of the freshman congresswoman…

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Soldier To Become Iraq War’s First Living Medal Of Honor Recipient – KRDO

President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia later this month, the White House announced Monday, making him the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the nation’s highest military decoration.

Bellavia, 43, was previously awarded the Silver Star but will have that distinction upgraded to a Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for combat valor – during a White House ceremony on June 25.

To date, the Medal of Honor had only been awarded posthumously to service members who served during the Iraq War.

“Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq,” the White House said in a statement.

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“Go Back To Sleep Or I Will F#@%ing Kill You”: Dallas Couple Awakens To Find Naked Illegal Alien Rummaging Through Their Belongings – Dallas Morning News
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A Dallas couple thought they were sharing the same nightmare Saturday morning when they discovered a naked man in the bedroom of their apartment. Sleepy and confused, Trent Tate and his wife, Hope, soon realized the man hovering over their bed was real when the couple said he told them: “Go back to sleep or I will [expletive] kill you.”

Oscar Martinez Gomez, 23, was arrested on a charge of burglary of a habitation and remains in the Dallas County Jail on $5,000 bail, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. He also faces an immigration hold.

A day after the arrest, the Tates were staying with family and still shaken by the 12:15 a.m. encounter at their apartment in the 8200 block of Meadow Road in northeast Dallas…

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House DemoNazis Vote To Hold Barr, McGahn In ‘Contempt’, With Another Vote Expected Soon – Fox News

In a party-line 229-191 vote, House Democrats on Tuesday passed a civil enforcement resolution that Democrats say effectively holds Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress – just a day after a key Democrat-led committee postponed its own contempt vote and said the Justice Department was cooperating with its investigation.

The whiplash of legislative action appeared intended to mollify progressives but infuriated House Republicans, who said Democrats were violating committee rules and that federal law and executive privilege prevented Barr and McGahn from turning over all the requested documents.

The ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, accused his colleagues of seeking a “re-do” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for political gain.

The DOJ, for its part, pushed back on the vote…

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Joe Biden Promises That, If He’s Elected President, Unicorns Will Fly Out Of His Ass And Flood The World With Rainbows And Cotton Candy – Washington Times
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Democratic presidential front-runner Joseph R. Biden made his biggest campaign promise yet Tuesday, telling an Iowa crowd that he’s going to “cure cancer” if elected president.

The former vice president, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2015, told rally attendees in Ottumwa that he understands what it’s like to lose a loved one.

“A lot of you understand what loss is and when loss occurs, you know that people come up to you and tell you, ‘I understand,’ if you lose a husband, a wife, a son, a daughter, a family member,” he said. “You look at them and you know they mean well, but you say, ‘You have no idea how I feel.’ But when it happens to you, you know…

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Watchdog Exposes $15.3 Billion In Congressional Waste – Washington Free Beacon

Congress has stealthily packed $15.3 billion worth of earmarks into its 2019 fiscal year budgets despite its moratorium on the practice, according to a new report.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a Washington, D.C.-based taxpayer-watchdog group, released its annual ‘Pig Book’ that tracks wasteful spending within the halls of Congress. Sens. Rand Paul (R., Ken.), Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) and Reps. Ted Budd (R., N.C.), Tim Burchett (R., Tenn), Bill Flores (R., Texas), and Tom McClintock (R,.Calif.) joined CAGW’s president, Tom Schatz, Wednesday at the Phoenix Park Hotel in D.C. for an event on their findings and the state of earmark reform.

CAGW’s investigation discovered more than 280 earmarks that are costing taxpayers a total of $15.3 billion for the current fiscal year, an increase of nearly 22 percent from its 2018 levels.

The figures were gathered combing through spending tacked onto appropriations bills and is the largest amount approved by Congress since 2010…

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy, World’s Most Powerful Rocket, For Paying Customer – Fox News
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SpaceX successfully launched its new and improved Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Thursday, more than a year after sending up a “red Roadster” in its initial test flight.

The updated Falcon Heavy is now the world’s most powerful operation rocket with 27 engines firing at liftoff. It launched into the sky Thursday evening with Arabsat-6A, a Saudi Arabian satellite built by Lockheed Martin and operated by Saudi Arabia.

Eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral, side by side, just like it did for the rocket’s debut last year. The core booster landed two minutes later on an ocean platform hundreds of miles offshore – the only part of the first mission that missed…

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Boston Globe Publishes, Then Edits Op-Ed Encouraging Waiters To ‘Tamper With’ Trump Official’s Food – Daily Wire

The Boston Globe found itself in hot water on Wednesday after publishing an opinion piece from a man who said he regretted “not pissing” on a Neo-conservative pundit’s food and encouraging waiters to “tamper” with the food of outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The article, titled “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” was written by Luke O’Neil, a former waiter and occasional writer for the Globe.

The article now has an editor’s note at the top and has been stealth edited for “tone.” The article originally began:

One of the biggest regrets of my life is not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon. I was waiting on the disgraced neoconservative pundit and chief Iraq War cheerleader about 10 years ago at a restaurant in Cambridge and to my eternal dismay, some combination of professionalism and pusillanimity prevented me from appropriately seasoning his entrée…

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8,000 Fewer Americans Ask For Unemployment Benefits In Sign Of Continued Job Market Strength – Apoch Times
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 8,000 in the week ending April 6. The decline suggests the jobs market remains hot with job openings still far outpacing the number of people actively looking for jobs.

While there were 204,000 newly claimed jobless benefits in the week ending March 30, the number dropped the following week to 196,000 (pdf), the least since Oct. 4, 1969. At that time, however, there were nearly 40 percent fewer people in the country. Counted as a rate per 100,000 Americans, the jobless claims now for the first time fell below 60.

The latest data has beaten expectations of economists polled by Reuters, who had forecast claims would rise to 211,000…

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Bangalore Employees Kidnap And Torture Boss Until He Pays Their Salaries – Zero Hedge

Four employees of a now-defunct tech company near the Halasuru neighborhood of Bangalore, India, have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping their boss and torturing him until he paid three months of salary they were owed, according to The Hindu.

The victim, Sujay S.K., 23, owner of the start-up and resident of Cambridge Layout, was taken by his seven employees to a farm house in Maddur where he was locked up and tortured before he was released on the assurance that he would arrange the money. – The Hindu.

After he returned home, Sujay reportedly attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital, where police met him to take a statement.

A total of seven employees reportedly participated in the incident, while four of them – Sanjay, Rakesh, Niranjan, and Darshan – were found and arrested on charges of abduction, assault and criminal intimidation…

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Vice President Pence To Venezuelan Ambassador At UN: “You Shouldn’t Be Here” – Daily Wire
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On Wednesday, speaking at a Special Session of the United Nations Security Council on the Crisis in Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence issued a scathing condemnation of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and one of the most stunningly blunt statements in the history of the U.N., looking directly at the ambassador from the Maduro regime and telling him, “With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn’t be here. You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolás Maduro that his time is up.”

Pence began by noting that Article 24 of the U.N. Charter confers on the Security Council the “responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.” He quoted President Truman telling Congress in 1947 of the U.N., “The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.”…

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Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 96 People Across 5 U.S. States – Washington Standard

A mysterious E. coli outbreak has spread to 5 states and sickened 96 people. On Tuesday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak is continuing to spread and get worse.

Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria which can found in the environment, foods, and intestines of both people and animals. The types of E. coli that can cause illnesses and death are often spread through contaminated water or food, or through contact with animals or people.

Children younger than 5 years and adults aged 65 and older are more likely than others to develop serious illness, however, almost anyone can be susceptible to the infection.

The CDC says that the total number of people infected with the recent E. coli outbreak is now 96, which is 24 more than the agency initially reported on Friday, according to a report by CNN. 11 of those sickened have been hospitalized with severe symptoms of the bacterial infection…

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum – Fox News
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning in the cracking of a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department announced hours after Assange’s arrest in London.

Assange is accused of engaging in a conspiracy with Manning, the former U.S. Army analyst, in breaking a password stored on a U.S. Defense Department computer connected to a U.S. government computer network for classified documents and communications, the Justice Department said.

Manning later transmitted a trove of classified government files to Assange…

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Obama White House Counsel Gregory Craig Charged By Federal Prosecutors Over Alleged Ukraine Lies – CNBC

Gregory Craig, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday on charges of lying and hiding information related to his work for Ukraine.

Craig, a 74-year-old lawyer based in Washington, D.C., was charged by the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, unit. Craig faces up to five years in prison for each of the two counts.

The charges reportedly stem from the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election led by special counsel Robert Mueller, which came to a formal end last month.

In advance of the DOJ’s announcement, Craig’s attorneys said in a statement to news outlets that their client’s case had already been put to rest by federal authorities in the Southern District of New York:

“This case was thoroughly investigated by the SDNY (Southern District of New York) and that office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig,” the attorneys said…

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Creepy Porn Lawyer Indicted On 36 Counts; Faces 335 Years In Prison – Gateway Pundit
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Embattled creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti was hit with a 36-count indictment on Thursday for fraud, perjury, failure to pay taxes, embezzlement and other financial crimes, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Avenatti is accused of stealing “millions of dollars from five clients and used a tangled web of shell companies and bank accounts to cover up the theft.”

According to the Times, Avenatti hid a $4 million settlement from one of his clients who was a mentally ill paraplegic man on disability.

Geoffrey Ernst Johnson was awarded $4 million from a settlement of a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the money was wired to Avenatti in January of 2015…

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Busted: Thousands Of Amazon Employees Listening To Alexa Conversations – Zero Hedge

Amazon employs thousands of people to listen in on what people around the world are saying to their Alexa digital assistant, according to what is sure to be a Congressional hearing-inspiring report by Bloomberg, which cites seven people who have worked on the program.

While their job is to “help improve” NSAlexa – which powers the company’s line of Echo speakers – the team “listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices,” which are then transcribed, annotated and fed back into the software in order to try and improve Alexa’s understanding of human speech for more successful interactions. In other words, humans are effectively helping to train Amazon’s algorithm.

In marketing materials Amazon says Alexa “lives in the cloud and is always getting smarter.” But like many software tools built to learn from experience, humans are doing some of the teaching. – Bloomberg

The listening team is comprised of part-time contractors and full-time Amazon employees based all over the world…

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Ken Starr Says Hillary Clinton Drove Vince Foster To Suicide By Humiliating Him In Front Of White House Staff – Daily Mail
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Ken Starr purposefully left out the finding that Hillary Clinton had ‘triggered’ the suicide of President Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel in his final FBI report to spare her feelings, DailyMail.com can reveal.

FBI agents investigating the death of Vince Foster learned he was set off after Hillary attacked and humiliated him in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life on July 20, 1993. But for what were then unexplained reasons, Starr elected to conceal the FBI’s finding that Hillary’s tirade triggered Foster’s suicide when he wrote his final report on the matter.

At a reception for authors participating in the 2019 Annapolis Book Festival last weekend, I asked Starr why he omitted the damaging FBI finding…

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234 House Democrats, Two RINOs Co-Sponsor Bill Forcing Schools To Let Boys Compete On Girls’ Sports Teams – Daily Caller

Every House Democrat but one has co-sponsored a bill requiring schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams.

Democrats’ Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.

Sarah Warbelow, director of the left-wing Human Rights Campaign, praised the bill’s impact on high school sports in written testimony submitted to a House subcommittee on Tuesday.

“Opponents of equality in athletics for transgender athletes have argued that girls who are transgender have unfair physiological advantages over cisgender girls and as a result, will dominate women’s competitive sports,” Warbelow wrote, calling it not “rooted in fact” that biologically male athletes will outperform their female counterparts…

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FBI Busts $1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud Ring – PJ Media
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It’s being called “one of the largest health care fraud schemes in U.S. history” against Medicare recipients. The FBI announced it had charged 24 individuals, including CEOs and COOs of medical equipment companies, with defrauding Medicare to the tune of $1.2 billion.

The good news is that the feds were able to crack the case. The bad news is it went on for five years before they were able to stop it. The scheme was simple and elegant.

Fox Business:

The alleged scheme involved the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes by DME companies in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries by medical professionals who were working with fraudulent telemedicine companies…

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Queer Teacher Steals $100K From Church, Murders Boyfriend, Then Dies In Car Crash While Fleeing Police – Law & Crime

A Georgia teacher who was accused of stealing $100,000 from a church and bonded out of jail, later killed a man he’d been dating and got into a car crash while fleeing from police, authorities said. He did not survive the Monday crash.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police in Atlanta said Roy McClendon-Thompson, 42, used to work part-time at the Tabernacle Baptist Church as their chief financial officer. Well, he allegedly moved more than $103,000 from its accounts to his personal funds between November 2015 and April 2018.

Cops booked McClendon-Thompson at the Fulton County jail March 21. He bonded out two days later. Three weeks after that, he became a murder suspect.

Police said that McClendon-Thompson killed James Curtis Jones, 45, at the victim’s home at an apartment complex in Dunwoody on Monday. Their exact relationship status at the time of the incident remains unclear…

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Dimwits Douse High School Baseball Field With 24 Gallons Of Gasoline, Set It On Fire It Attempt To Dry In Before Game – WDBJ
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A high school baseball field in Connecticut needs repairs after police say it was set on fire in a reported attempt to warm up the infield before a game.

Police are investigating but are unsure if anyone will face charges after the Ridgefield High School baseball field was set on fire Saturday morning.

Video shot by a teacher reportedly shows the moment after 24 gallons of gasoline were poured on the infield and set ablaze.

“It had rained the night before, [and] there was a scheduled baseball game… [that] was delayed due to the wet field. It is an active investigation into who instructed, if anybody instructed, in regard to warming the field with fire,” said Police Capt. Shawn Platt…

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President Trump Pulling Up The Drawbridge On Goodies For Illegals – American Thinker

With the wall still in the works, President Trump isn’t sitting idle as 1.5 million illegal migrants prepare to storm the U.S. border this year. He’s moving swiftly to get some kind of handle on the migrant surge by strengthening the U.S.’s loophole-filled system of laws that have made immigrating here illegally more attractive to would-be migrants than following U.S. law. He’s pulling up the drawbridge.

OANN reports that Trump’s new package of measures, which should be complete by this summer, may just be the invisible architecture to deter illegal immigration as effectively as a wall. With the migrant surge forming, it can’t come soon enough. OANN reports:

President Trump is preparing to make some dramatic changes to immigration policies…

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Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Waters Tries To Pin Student Debt Crisis On Banks; Doesn’t Know That Student Loans Were Nationalized A Decade Ago – Daily Caller
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Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters challenged bank executives during a Wednesday morning hearing, appearing to blame them for the student debt crisis. What she appeared to leave out was the fact that student loans were nationalized nearly a decade ago under former President Barack Obama to cut banks’ ability to offer government-backed loans.

“By cutting out the middleman, we’ll save the American taxpayers $68 billion in the coming years,” Obama said when he signed the legislation in 2010. “That’s real money.”

Waters now chairs the committee that oversees those student loans.

Waters began by explaining the student debt crisis, saying, “Today, there are more than 44 million Americans that owe… $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.”…

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Socialist Nightmare Update: Starving Venezuelans Resort To Grave Robbing For Jewelry, Gold Teeth As Inflation Soars – Hannity

Starving Venezuelans have reportedly resorted to ‘grave robbing’ in recent weeks; combing cemeteries and church yards for jewelry and “gold teeth” as runaway inflation has rendered the country’s currency virtually worthless.

According to the BBC, relatives are guarding the final resting places of relatives across the country to fend off would-be robbers as food supplies dwindle throughout Venezuela.

“I come here every week, or every two weeks. I keep watch. I worry I’ll arrive one day and she’ll be gone,” said one man referring to his deceased wife. “When I buried her, you could just walk in here. but lately you can barely reach her grave, because every tomb has been opened and the remains taken out.”

“This is a lawless land, there is no respect for anything here,” he added. “God will punish those people that are doing this.”…

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Netanyahu Lauds ‘Incredible Victory’ As Exit Polls, Early Results Show Clear Win – Times Of Israel
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared himself victorious in the 2019 general election Tuesday night, as updated exit polls and early results showed him with a clear path to forming a new government.

“I am very moved on this night,” he told exuberant supporters. “This is a night of an incredible, incredible victory.”

Though initial exit polls at 10 p.m. had shown Likud and Blue and White either even at 36 seats (Channel 13 and Kan) or with an advantage for Blue and White (37 to 33 on Channel 12), updated results accounting for the final hours of voting on both Channel 12 and 13 showed Likud leading 35 to 34…

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Attorney General Barr Forms Team To Review FBI’s Actions In Trump Probe – Bloomberg

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to review controversial counterintelligence decisions made by Justice Department and FBI officials, including actions taken during the probe of the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter.

This indicates that Barr is looking into allegations that Republican lawmakers have been pursuing for more than a year – that the investigation into President Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia was tainted at the start by anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department.

“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Barr told a House panel on Tuesday.

Barr’s inquiry is separate from a long-running investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general…

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Leaked Google Memos Reveal Aggressive “News Blacklist” Used Against Conservative Sites – Zero Hedge
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Leaked internal documents reveal that Google maintains a blacklist preventing certain news outlets from appearing in search results for news or other specific sections, according to the Daily Caller’s J. Arthur Bloom.

What this means is that while search results from blacklisted outlets will still appear in the generic “ten blue links” portion of search results – targeted sites will not be allowed in sections such as “top news” or “videos,” according to the report.

“The purpose of the blacklist will be to bar the sites from surfacing in any Search feature or news product. It will not cause a demotion in the organic search results or de-index them altogether,” reads the policy document…

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Scumbag Inspired By ISIS Plotted To Drive Stolen Truck Into Pedestrians Near Washington, DC – Baltimore Sun

A Maryland man inspired by the Islamic State group plotted to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into as many pedestrians as possible at a popular convention and tourist destination just outside the nation’s capital, federal prosecutors said Monday.

The allegation was made in a court filing as prosecutors in Maryland urged a judge to keep the defendant, 28-year-old Rondell Henry, detained on a charge of driving a stolen vehicle across state lines. The police arrested him on March 28 after officers who discovered the stolen truck saw him leap over a security fence.

Henry then made incriminating statements that show steps he took to maximize damage, prosecutors say.

“I was just going to keep driving and driving and driving. I wasn’t going to stop,” the document quotes Henry as telling law enforcement authorities who questioned him. He said he wanted to create “panic and chaos” similar to a deadly truck attack that killed scores of people in Nice, France, in 2016, prosecutors say…

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Nancy Pelosi’s Perv Problem – Michelle Malkin
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If you’re a sleazy male Democrat, you can always count on Nancy Pelosi to run interference for you and your pervy proclivities.

While she has soaked up plaudits as a champion for women (most recently as the VH1 Trailblazer Honors recipient last month for International Women’s Day), what she really deserves is Cheerleader of the Year Award from the Democratic Bad Boys Club.

The latest beneficiary of her soft-glove treatment is former Vice President and potential 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant Joe Biden – a.k.a. the veep creep. She gently advised him to “pretend you have a cold” and joked during a Politico interview that he should emulate her “straight-arm” policy of keeping distance from others…

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Yet Another Unlikeable Douchebag Joins To 2020 Democrat Primary Race – PJ Media

On Monday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) announced he’s running for president – on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Swalwell is a former prosecutor born in Iowa and best known for his obsession with the Trump-Russia collusion narrative and his threat to use nuclear weapons against Americans who refuse to turn over their “assault weapons.” Swalwell seems to be focusing his campaign on the issue of gun confiscation.

In his campaign launch video, the 38-year-old Swalwell speaks with a gun shop owner, and then he utters this statement: “Most Americans believe that to be free of gun violence, we should take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.” Yet Swalwell himself has endorsed using the most dangerous weapons – nuclear weapons.

Just last November, in a tweet Swalwell has not yet deleted, the congressman confirmed the worst fears of conservative gun owners…

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Senior Obama Cyber Official Lobbying For China – Washington Free Beacon
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China’s government-linked telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has hired a senior Obama administration cyber security official as a lobbyist, according to a congressional filing. Samir Jain, former senior director for cybersecurity policy at the White House National Security Council, notified Congress March 27 that he is registering as a lobbyist for the Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Jain is now with the lobbying firm Jones Day.

According to his online biography for Jones Day, Jain worked at the White House from 2016 to 2017 and before that was an associate deputy attorney general from 2014 to 2015, where he worked on national security and computer fraud issues.

At the White House, Jain led a team responsible for cyber incident response…

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UCLA Event Compares Communist Dictator Che Guevara To Jesus – Campus Reform

The University of California-Los Angeles hosted a seminar Thursday that compared communist dictator Che Guevara to Jesus, with the speaker calling Guevara a “quasi-divine cosmic force” and showing numerous art pieces depicting Guevara with a crown of thorns and crucified.

UCLA Professor Emeritus of Art History David Kunzle was invited by the Department of Religion to make Wednesday’s presentation, titled, “Chesucristo: The Fusion in Image and Word of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ,” which was based largely on his book of the same name.

“Che Guevara, once the epitome of armed struggle, has evolved to an avatar of justice, peace, and love, as Jesus always was but no longer is exclusively,” Kunzle said. The professor referred to Guevara’s portrayal in one of the slides of his presentation as “a quasi-divine cosmic force.”

During the course of the lecture, Kunzle labeled Jesus “leader of an armed guerilla struggle against Rome” and drew a parallel between Guevara’s execution and Jesus’ death…

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Queen Elizabeth Invites President Trump For Official State Visit To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Of D-Day – Daily Wire
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The United Kingdom has been stingy with its state visits since Donald Trump became president, but it seems Queen Elizabeth II is willing to make an exception, even amid the Brexit crisis, to welcome Trump for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th.

People Magazine reports that “after much back and forth,” the Queen has settled on welcoming the president, now more than two years into his term, to mark the success of Operation Overlord and the massive joint invasion that started the Allies down the path to victory in World War II.

Donald Trump may even get to ride in a carriage down London’s mall to Buckingham Palace accompanied by members of the Queen’s Household Cavalry to mark the occasion…

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Netflix Paid Nothing In Federal Or State Taxes In 2018 Despite Posting Record Profits Of $845 Million, And Even Got A $22 Million Rebate – Daily Mail
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Netflix didn’t pay a cent in state or federal income taxes last year, despite posting its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018 of $845million, according to a new report. In addition, the streaming giant reported a $22 million federal tax rebate, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP).

Senior fellow at ITEP Matthew Gardner said corporations like Netflix, which has its headquarters in Los Gatos, California, are still ‘exploiting loopholes’ and called the figures ‘troubling’.

Netflix says they paid $131 million in taxes in 2018 and this is declared in financial documents. But Gardner says this figure relates to taxes paid abroad, according to a separate part of their statements…

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Evil Baby-Killing Whores Of Satan Update: Massachusetts Bill Follows New York’s Radical Agenda, Legalizes Abortions Up To Birth – LifeNews

Massachusetts is joining the lineup of states considering bills to legalize abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.

The bill (SD 109), similar to a radical pro-abortion law passed in New York in January, would allow viable, late-term unborn babies to be aborted for any loosely defined “health” reason, according to the Washington Examiner.

It also would repeal the state law that requires girls under 18 to obtain a parent’s consent before an abortion, the report states. The bill is named the Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access Act (ROE Act).

Across the country, pro-abortion Democrats are pushing these bills based on fears that the new U.S. Supreme Court justices may overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to begin protecting unborn babies’ lives again. Similar bills are being considered in New Mexico, Vermont and Rhode Island. Another pro-abortion bill was defeated last week in Virginia…

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Jeff Bezos Publishes National Enquirer’s “Extortion” Letter About “Below The Belt Selfies” – Hollywood Reporter
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The Amazon billionaire is hitting back against the tabloid and its owner, American Media, alleging that the publication tried to blackmail him by threatening to publish explicit photographs of both him and Lauren Sanchez-Whitesell. In response, AMI says it will investigate the claims.

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has done something very few people at his level have ever done: He’s published a lengthy essay in his own words, on the blog platform Medium, in an effort to hit back at the National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc., alleging that the publication was trying to blackmail him over explicit selfies.

“Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten,” writes Bezos…

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The Moral Idiocy Of Our Times – Bruce Thornton

One of the foundational myths of modernity holds that the progress of scientific knowledge and technology has been accompanied by moral progress. As wealth and knowledge increase, the old impediments to moral improvement such as poverty, religious superstition, and ignorance are being swept away, resulting in a kinder, gentler, and more pacific human nature.

Last week we were presented with evidence that this argument is woefully mistaken. In New York a bill was passed that removed restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing infants viable outside the womb to be killed “at any time” to protect the mother’s life or “health.”

Worse yet, this regression into primitive custom was met with celebratory cheers and a standing ovation by the “lawmakers” who had approved it.

In Virginia a similar law was proposed but rejected. It had been defended by Del. Kathy Tran and Gov. Ralph Northam (pictured above). They admitted that a baby could be killed even after the mother went into labor, or after delivery…

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The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal – David Harsanyi
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A number of Democratic Party presidential hopefuls – including Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Juliلn Castro, and Beto O’Rourke, for starters – have already endorsed or expressed support for the “Green New Deal” (GND).

Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward J. Markey dropped details about her plan.

It is not hyperbole to contend that GND is likely the most ridiculous and un-American plan that’s ever been presented by an elected official to voters. Not merely because it would necessitate a communist strongman to institute, but also because the societal cost are unfathomable…

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NYT Big Jill Abramson Accused Of Plagiarism In New Book, And Boy, Is It Bad – Monica Showalter

Jill Abramson, the former New York Times editor who carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse for comfort, has written quite a book, trying to describe the news industry the same way the great David Halberstam once did in The Powers that Be in the 1970s.

She examines four news outfits, plus Facebook, in an attempt to replicate Halberstam’s tome about how the news industry evolved in her new book, titled Merchants of Truth. Her conclusion? Legacy media rule. Upstart media have no value.

After a big buildup from this, she’s got a problem: she’s being accused of plagiarism.

Here’s the New York Times’ generally positive review from Jan. 22:

The episode [Abramson’s firing from the New York Times], in more ways than one, set Abramson on a path that would produce “Merchants of Truth,” her book examining four news organizations trying to sail through the storm of digital transformation: BuzzFeed, Vice, The Washington Post and The Times…

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RNC Files Grievance Against Elizabeth Warren For Claim She Is Native American – Breitbart
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a grievance on Wednesday with the State Bar of Texas over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 1986 claim on her Texas Bar registration card that her race is American Indian.

The claim appears to be made in Warren’s own handwriting.

The story that Warren claimed in her 1986 Texas Bar registration card that her race is American Indian was first reported in The Washington Post on Tuesday.

Late Wednesday a spokesperson for the State Bar of Texas confirmed to Breitbart News that Warren did claim her race was American Indian in that 1986 bar registration card, and provided Breitbart News with a copy of that card…

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U.S. Army To Buy Israeli-Made Iron Dome To Protect Soldiers From Indirect Fire – Military

The U.S. Army will buy the Israeli-made Iron Dome air-defense system to protect soldiers from indirect-fire threats on the battlefield.

“The U.S. Army has announced its intent to procure a limited number of Iron Dome weapon systems to fill its short-term need for an interim Indirect Fire Protection Capability,” Col. Patrick Seiber, spokesman for Army Futures Command, said Wednesday in a press release.

The Iron Dome Weapon System was developed by the Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to detect, assess and intercept incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. Rafael has teamed with Raytheon to produce Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor missiles to engage incoming threats launched from up to 40 miles away.

“It’s the world’s most used missile defense system, intercepting more than 1,500 targets with a greater than 90 percent success rate since being fielded in 2011,” according to Raytheon’s website…

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Fourth Democrat Gets Caught Up In Virginia Scandals, Knew About Sexual Assault Allegations For A Year, Report Says – Daily Wire
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The series of scandals that have brought Virginia Democrats to their knees over the last week worsened after a new bombshell report was released on Wednesday night that alleges a Democratic lawmaker knew about the sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax for over a year.

ABC News reports that Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) was made aware of the allegations directly from Fairfax’s accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, “who on Wednesday released a statement detailing the alleged 2004 assault, which took place at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.”

“Allegations of sexual assault need to be taken seriously,” Scott said in a statement to ABC News. “I have known Professor Tyson for approximately a decade and she is a friend…

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Colorado University Hit With Lawsuit For Refusing To Recognize Christian Apologetics Club – College Fix

A federal court may soon determine whether universities may dictate the leadership structure of a student organization that’s dedicated to defending and supporting Christian principles with logic, reasoning and facts, according to a lawsuit filed in Colorado.

The student organization, Ratio Christi, “is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ,” according to its website.

Beginning in 2016, the Christian apologetics campus organization was denied formal registration status by the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs due to a requirement in the group’s bylaws that its officers must “share and personally hold Christian beliefs.”

According to campus officials, Ratio Christi cannot be registered with the university unless it allows non-Christians – even those with explicitly anti-Christian beliefs – to hold leadership positions within the group…

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Virginia AG Mark Herring Admits Wearing Blackface In College – Breitbart
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) revealed to black lawmakers in an emergency meeting Wednesday morning that he wore blackface at a college party in 1980. Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19 -year-old undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.

Herring said he and two friends dressed up to look like rappers they listened to, including Kurtis Blow…

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Feds Spending $1,489,703 Studying Sleep Habits At Mexico Border – Washington Free Beacon

The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border. The “border health” study began last year and is being conducted by the University of Arizona.

The study is recruiting 1,100 people in the tiny border town of Nogales, Ariz., to see how well they sleep. Researchers claim Mexican Americans do not sleep as well as their peers, blaming “social” factors at the border.

“Disparities in sleep health in racial/ethnic minorities exist, including Mexican Americans. In particular, social-environmental factors at the U.S.-Mexico border may play an important role in sleep health disparities,” according to the grant for the study. The project aims to help Mexican Americans sleep “through a community partnership.”

“This project will not only allow for increased understanding of the complex relationship among sleep, health, and social-environmental pressures, but through a community partnership it can maximize our ability to reduce these disparities,” the grant states…

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Extremely White Elizabeth Warren Identified Herself As An “American Indian” On 1986 State Bar Registration – Zero Hedge
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In a report published Tuesday night, just before President Trump started his State of the Union, the Washington Post revealed that it had discovered a document where 2020 Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren, who was exposed by a DNA test that backfired late last year for having a negligible amount of Native American heritage, listed her race as “American Indian” on a registration card for the Texas State Bar in the mid-1980s.

The card lists Warren’s name, gender and the address for the University of Texas law school in Austin, where she was working at the time. On the line for “race,” Warren wrote: “American Indian.” Meanwhile, lines for “National Origin” and “Physical handicap” were left blank.

As WaPo explains, “the card is significant” because, for the first time, it shows that Warren “directly claimed the identity.”…

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Winning: U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Much More Than Expected – CNBC

The U.S trade deficit with its global partners fell in November for the first time after five straight months of increases as the shortfall with China and several other countries declined.

Tightening the balance between imports and exports has been a major goal of the Trump administration, which last year started levying tariffs in an effort to close the gap.

A release from the government Wednesday showed the gap had closed in November, the most recent month for which data was available, to $49.3 billion from $55.7 billion in October, representing an 11.5 percent decline. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a deficit of $54.3 billion.

The decline was largely due to a slide in imports, which fell 2.9 percent to $259.2 billion. Exports edged lower to $209.9 billion, a 0.6 percent drop.

In all, the year-to-date goods and services deficit increased by $51.9 billion, a 10.4 percent rise from the same period in 2017…

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Amid Baltimore’s Persistent Violence, Police Department Failing To Fill 500 Patrol Officer Positions – Baltimore Sun
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The Baltimore Police Department’s efforts to recruit hundreds of new police officers to fill vacant patrol positions in the face of persistently high levels of street violence are not going well, according to new recruitment figures obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

The department is not only failing to fill the estimated 500 vacancies, but suffered a net loss of 36 sworn officers in 2018 – hiring 184 officers but losing 220 others, data show. Meanwhile, homicides have topped 300 in each of the past four years, making Baltimore the most murderous big city in the nation.

The net decline in officers comes despite a recognition among top-level city administration and police officials that the department’s current practice of paying overtime to overworked officers to fill otherwise empty patrol cars is unsustainable…

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Democrat Senators Refuse To Acknowledge Virginia Lieutenant Governor Fairfax’s Sexual Assault Accuser – Daily Caller

Democratic senators on Capitol Hill refused to acknowledge the sexual assault allegations that have emerged against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax when asked by The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.

When asked if Fairfax’s accuser should be believed, every senator asked, dodged the question or acted like they had not heard the news, despite the fact it has been major national news for multiple days.

Less than an hour later, Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders returned and pretended that he was on a phone call to avoid answering questions about Fairfax’s accuser.

“I haven’t even looked at the details about that. I really haven’t. I just know the high level. I haven’t really looked at the details about any of that. It’s a tough situation but I just don’t look at the details. It’s just not something that I’ve focused on,” Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones said to TheDCNF…

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Trump: “America Will Never Be A Socialist Country”; “We Were Born Free And We Will Stay Free” – Real Clear Politics
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President Trump said the United States will never become a socialist country in his 2019 State of the Union address.

“We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom – and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair,” Trump said Tuesday night.

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said. “America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”…

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32 Religious Groups Targeted By Leftist Administrators At University Of Iowa – Washington Free Beacon

The University of Iowa has placed 32 campus religious groups on probation because they are supposedly in violation of the school’s antidiscrimination policy. The public became aware of the list during arguments in federal district court last week involving a Christian student group initially kicked off campus.

Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) brought together students for weekly discussions centered on prayer and biblical messages. The mission of the group is to form future business leaders who integrate the values of their faith into their work. BLinC’s group leaders are expected to share its Christian faith.

In February 2017, a member of BLinC filed a complaint with the university after he was denied the chance to serve as the group’s vice president because he was openly gay and disagreed with the group’s views on marriage and sexuality.

The student was told he could remain as a member but could not serve in a leadership role…

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Evil Baby-Killing Whores Of Satan Update: Democrat Patty Murray Blocks Senate Bill Banning Infanticide After Failed Abortions – LifeSite
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, blocked the unanimous passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today, a bill which would have required doctors to provide medical care to babies born alive during failed abortions.

This was a unanimous consent vote, a mechanism under which the bill passes the U.S. Senate if no senator objects and individual senators’ positions are not recorded. Murray objected to the motion, claiming there are already laws against infanticide.

“This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object,” said Murray. After Murray objected to the bill, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, lamented on the Senate floor that this body “can no longer unanimously condemn murder.”…

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DHS-AG Report: ‘No Evidence’ Foreign Government Had Any ‘Material Impact’ On Midterm Elections – CNS

On Monday, Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen submitted a classified joint report to President Donald Trump evaluating the impact of any foreign interference on election infrastructure or the infrastructure of political organizations, including campaigns and candidates in the 2018-midterm elections.

“There is no evidence to date that any identified activities of a foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure used in the 2018 midterm elections for the United States Congress,” the Executive Order-mandated report concludes:

“Although the specific conclusions within the joint report must remain classified, the Departments have concluded there is no evidence to date that any identified activities of a foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure…

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Colorado Jogger Strangles Mountain Lion To Death – Daily Caller
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A mountain lion met a very unlikely fate when it attacked a jogger in Colorado on Monday afternoon.

The “juvenile mountain lion,” as a Colorado Parks and Wildlife statement describes it, approached and attacked a jogger about an hour north of Denver at the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. But the jogger reacted quickly, manhandled the beast, and strangled it to death. He then took himself to the hospital.

The CPW statement explains, in part:

The victim of the attack described hearing something behind him on the trail and was attacked by a mountain lion as he turned around to investigate…

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More Alarm Bells As 440 Chinese Companies Issue Profit Warnings In One Day – Zero Hedge
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Alarm bells are ringing in China as Beijing continues its relentless crackdown on shadow banking.

Hundreds of Chinese companies issued profit warnings, telling their investors that earnings for the full year were going to be below expectations, according to Bloomberg. No less than 440 zombie companies disclosed the bad news on Wednesday, still one day before the deadline for such disclosures.

The companies cited the country’s economic slowdown (which is also catalyzing sales of Chinese-held U.S. real estate), as well as recent accounting changes that followed a $2.3 trillion equity market selloff last year…

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Trump To Nominate Three Judges To Leftist-Controlled Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, Four More To California District Courts – Washington Examiner

The White House on Wednesday announced a trio of nominees to fill vacancies on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a move that comes after conservatives warned that the White House Counsel’s Office was attempting to cut a deal with California’s Democratic senators over picks to the court.

President Trump intends to nominate Daniel Bress, Daniel Collins, and Kenneth Lee to the San Francisco-based appeals court, considered to be the country’s most liberal, the White House announced.

Collins and Lee were tapped to fill vacancies on the 9th Circuit last year, but their nominations were returned at the end of the last Congress. Bress, meanwhile, was on the White House’s initial list of candidates for the appeals court.

The president also plans to nominate four others to federal district courts in California, including Patrick Bumatay, whom Trump nominated to the 9th Circuit last year, the White House said…

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President Trump To Meet With Xi Jinping To Seal Trade Deal After Meeing With Chinese Delegation This Week – Reuters
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks.

Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said he was optimistic that the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest deal ever made.”

The Chinese trade delegation said in a statement that the two days of high-level talks made “important progress,” China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. No specific plans for a meeting with Xi were announced, but Trump said there could be more than one meeting…

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Catholic Leaders In Texas Name 286 Priests Accused Of Abusing Minors – Fox News

Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania.

Fourteen dioceses in Texas named those credibly accused of abuse. The only diocese not to provide names, Fort Worth, did so more than a decade ago and then provided an updated accounting in October.

There are only a handful of states where every diocese has released names and most of them have only one or two Catholic districts. Arkansas, for instance, is covered by the Diocese of Little Rock, which in September provided a preliminary list of 12 former priests, deacons and others.

Oklahoma has two districts: The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is scheduled to publicly identify accused priests on Feb. 28 and the Diocese of Tulsa previously named two former priests accused of predatory behavior…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains How She’s Privileged, And It’s More Insane Than You Think – Right Scoop
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I really didn’t want to do two Ocasio posts in a row, but this one is just crazy-town and I couldn’t help myself.

We on the right like to call a spade a spade. When we see someone struggling with, say, gender identity, we realize they have mental issues and are in need of someone who can help them remedy this problem. Yes, we definitely call it a problem in need of a solution. We realize these people were created by God as they are but somehow or another they got mixed up along the way and they need help to restore balance.

But on the left, they have a more bizarre way of dealing with these issues. Instead of trying to get the person help, they declare that the person is not having mental issues…

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Queer Couple Married By Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now Arrested For Rape – WorldNetDaily

Two gays married by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a prominent opera star and “his conductor husband” – have been arrested on rape accusations after a young musician claimed “he was left bleeding from the rectum after blacking out at an after-show party” with them.

David Daniels, 52, and Scott Walters, 37, were taken into custody in Michigan, where they live, reported the Daily Mail of London. They were being held pending extradition to Houston.

Samuel Shultz came forward last year with the claim that he was raped after a musical performance there in 2010.

“In his complaint, Schultz, who was 23 at the time, described how he rarely drinks but accepted a drink from Daniels once they got back to the home the couple was staying in,” the report said.

WND reported last year when the claim Daniels and Walters drugged and raped the student arose…

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Governor DeSantis Signs Executive Order To Abolish Common Core In Florida – WTVT
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Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference Thursday he wanted to abolish the Common Core education program, which is part of the state education system’s Florida Standards. DeSantis cited concerns from parents, he heard while campaigning to become governor, as the main reason for the decision.

“When you complained about Common Core, I hear you,” the governor said. “I told you I would do something about it.”

DeSantis said he was looking forward to working with Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran to come up with a new set of standards, “which will include eliminating Common Core and the vestiges of Common Core.”…

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Record Fentanyl Seizure Made At Border, Enough To Kill 57 Million People – Daily Wire

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Thursday that officers made a record-breaking seizure of fentanyl on the U.S.-Mexico border that was enough to kill tens of millions of Americans.

“According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a canine officer alerted other officers to the presence of 254 pounds of fentanyl hidden inside an 18-wheeler carrying cucumbers, during a secondary inspection at the Mariposa port of entry just past noon on Saturday,” The Arizona Republic reported.

“This is the largest fentanyl seizure in any port of entry,” CBP official Guadalupe Ramirez said. “In CBP, in the history of CBP, this is the largest fentanyl seizure.”

In addition to the record fentanyl seizure, agents also seized 395 pounds of methamphetamine from inside the 18-wheeler. CBP estimated the value of the fentanyl, which came in the form of powder and pills, to be approximately $3.5 million…

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Rand Paul Awarded $580,000 In Case Stemming From Attack By Neighbor – Hot Air
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In November of 2017, Rand Paul’s neighbor Rene Boucher attacked the Senator, charging at him while he was cutting the lawn with his back turned. The result for Sen. Paul was six broken ribs and severe pain that lasted for weeks.

Today, Fox News reports a jury awarded Paul $580,000 in a civil trial stemming from the incident.

Sen. Rand Paul was awarded over $580,000 in damages by a Kentucky jury on Wednesday after he was attacked by his neighbor in the fall of 2017.

Paul, R-Ky., was awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses…

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Trump’s Tax Cut ”Scam’ Created 1.3 Million New Jobs, New CBO Data Show – Investor’s Business Daily

Tax Cuts: During the tax cut debate in 2017, Republicans argued that the cuts would at least partially pay for themselves by spurring economic growth. Democrats said they were nothing more than a giveaway to the rich. The latest data from the Congressional Budget Office makes it clear that the GOP had it right.

The headline news from the CBO’s latest annual budget and economic forecast report is supposed to be the that deficits will hit $897 billion in 2019, and top $1 trillion by 2022. Proof that the tax cuts failed, right?

“The CBO’s latest report exposes the scam behind the rosy rhetoric from Republicans that their tax bill would pay for itself,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The other headline is that the government shutdown would cut ultimately cost the economy about $3 billion this year.

But entirely overlooked is what the CBO report shows about the tax cuts…

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Virginia Demon-crat Proposes Bill Allowing ‘Abortion’ As Woman Is ‘Dilating’ – Breitbart
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Virginia Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran proposed a measure last week that would not only allow abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy in the state, but would also permit a woman to decide whether she wants to “abort” her baby as she is dilating and about to give birth.

The bill is proposed as New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just signed into law the Reproductive Health Act, which eliminates recognition of “personhood” in the unborn and defines a “person” as a “human being who has been born and is alive.” That law has been referred to as permitting “infanticide” by many pro-life groups.

The Daily Wire reported on Tran’s legislation and provided this exchange between Tran and Virginia Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert…

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Demon-crats To Strike ‘So Help You God’ From Oath Taken In Front Of Key House Committee – Fox News

A key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the God reference from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week, according to a draft obtained exclusively by Fox News.

The draft shows that the House Committee on Natural Resources would ask witnesses to recite only, “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”

The rules proposal places the words “so help you God” in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut. The words “under penalty of law” are in red text, indicating that Democrats propose to add that phrasing to the oath.

The draft rules also remove the phrase “his or her” throughout the document, changing those two pronouns to “their.”…

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20 Tons Of Gold Bars ‘Shipped Out’ Of Venezuela On Boeing 777 – Daily Express
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Venezuela is preparing to ship a gigantic amount of gold from the country, according to recent reports from a former Venezuelan economist. No one knows where the shipment is going, however.

Venezuela is still in the grips of a political uprising, as opposition leader Juan Guaido has claimed power from incumbent Nicolas Maduro backed by a number of countries and international organisations.

The Venezuelan economy was a core motivator for the power struggle, as the country’s currency the Bolivar is in record hyperinflation. Jose Guerra, a former economist and current lawmaker, said a Russian Boeing 777 which landed in the country was there to carter off 20 tonnes of gold…

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Defense Official: Nothing Stopping Trump From Authorizing Military To Build Border Wall – Breitbart

President Trump can build a border wall using the United States military to stop mass illegal immigration and drug trafficking without funding approval from Congress and without having to declare a national emergency.

During a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood confirmed to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) that Trump does not need Congress or a national emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The exchange went as follows:

BROOKS: I want to direct your attention to 10 United States Code § 284 which authorizes President Trump to deploy the United States military to the southern border to build fences and to do a lot of other things, and for clarity, if you look it up in the dictionary the word fence includes the word barrier and the word barrier includes walls made of a wide variety of different materials…

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ICE Raid Leads To 118 Arrests In New York – Daily Caller
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Tuesday that officers made 118 arrests during “Operation Cross Check” in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley during a five-day long raid.

Out of the 118 arrests for violating U.S. immigration laws, 107 of those individuals were convicted criminals or had pending criminal charges, and more than 55 individuals had been issued a final order of removal but either failed to leave the United States or return illegally, ICE said in a statement.

Many of those arrested had felony convictions for serious and/or violent offenses including sex crimes, assault and weapons charges…

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Report: Trump Can Build Wall Without Declaring Emergency – Washington Examiner

Unable to nudge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., any closer to approving funding for a border wall, President Trump can move on his own without declaring a national emergency, according to a nonpartisan congressional report.

The Congressional Research Service, Capitol Hill’s think tank, is highlighting laws for Trump to tap that would not be subject to Congress’ “termination provison.”

The CRS “legal sidebar” outlines alternative paths for the president, who has been considering tapping the National Emergencies Act.

“A new report by the CRS not only suggests that the president could obtain funding for his wall by declaring an emergency or by using other existing statutory authority, it provides a virtual road map,” said a new analysis from George Washington University Law School Professor John F. Banzhaf.

The administration has said that there is enough legal precedent for Trump to act under the National Emergencies Act, and Banzhaf’s analysis agrees…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Watch Nears The End Of Its Second Month – American Thinker
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It has been 54 days since the public laid eyes on the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her absence is prompting calls for proof of life. The last time she was seen was on December 6, 2018, when she heard arguments in person at the Court. Since then, she underwent surgery on December 21 of last year after two cancerous growths from her left lung were discovered and removed.

All official statements have been issued by people close to her and meant to assure the public that she is recovering quietly. However, RBG has missed oral arguments this month for the first time in her 25-year career on the bench, and it is raising anxieties about how well and if she is recovering.

It has been reported that the White House is taking steps toward preparing a short list of Supreme Court nominees in the event of Justice Ginsburg’s death or departure…

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Trump Gets NATO Allies To Pony Up $100 Billion – Don Surber

The American press howled when President Donald John Trump (shuffles cards) demanded NATO allies keep their word and devote 2% of their GDP to the defense of their nations.

Time magazine screamed on February 20, 2017, “Donald Trump’s Demands on NATO Defense Spending Are Driving a Wedge Into Europe.” MSNBC screamed on April 21, 2017, “Trump is starting to run out of U.S. allies to alienate.” And Politico published on May 31, 2017, “Primer for President Trump: How NATO funding really works.” The primer played down the 2 percent requirement, which of course was the primary goal.

Politico said why “in Germany’s case, meeting the 2 percent GDP target would require nearly doubling its annual military spending to roughly $70 billion from $40 billion.”

That is the American press for you. It is more worried about poor Germany than it is about the United States of America. But President Trump succeeded because he was right and the press was wrong…

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Election Reform Fraud: Democrats’ Plan Would End American Democracy As We Know It – Investor’s Business Daily
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‘Election Reform’ Fraud: The media have already started a drumbeat in favor of the first major legislation proposed by the new Democratic Congress, the so-called “For The People Act Of 2019.” It is, in fact, a dangerous piece of legislation that, if enacted, would end American democracy as it has existed for over over 240 years.

That’s no exaggeration. Far-left media advocates for the Democrats’ have benignly called the proposed new law “election reform”, claimed it “could save American Democracy” and characterized it as “a sweeping anti-corruption proposal.” It is none of those things.

Instead, H.R.1, the new law’s official designation, is a shocking power grab on the part of the Democrats who seek to nationalize all elections so they can permanently silence the Red States that stand in their way…

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A Cure For Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They Think They Found One – Jerusalem Post

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

It sounds fantastical, especially considering that an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases are diagnosed worldwide each year, according to reports by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Further, every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death (second only to cardiovascular disease)…

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U.S. Announces Sweeping Sanctions Against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, State-Owned Oil Company – Fox News
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The White House on Monday announced billions of dollars in new sanctions against disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the country’s state-owned oil monopoly PDVSA, less than a week after President Trump formally recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.

National Security Adviser John Bolton, meanwhile, warned that “all options are on the table” and that Venezuela would face a “significant response” if any harm came to U.S. diplomatic personnel, Guaido, or Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly.

Words on Bolton’s notepad that were visible during the briefing – “5,000 troops to Colombia” – were related to the situation in Venezuela, White House officials confirmed to Fox News…

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Trump Administration Moves To Protect Religious Liberty In Adoptions, Foster Care – Washington Free Beacon

The Trump administration is working to protect religious adoption and foster care agencies that have been threatened by “burdensome regulations” imposed in the closing days of the Obama presidency.

Days before leaving office President Obama implemented new regulations that targeted religious foster care providers by requiring recipients of federal assistance to abandon “discriminatory” standards in placement.

South Carolina asked the Department of Health and Human Services for an exemption to protect one of its largest foster care agencies, Miracle Hills Ministries, which only places children in Christian households.

The Trump administration granted the exemption, saying that religious partners were vital to caring for children. The Obama-era rules could run afoul of religious liberty protections, according to Lynn Johnson, assistant secretary for the department’s Administration for Children and Families…

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Obamacare Is Working So Well That Half Of U.S. Doctors Are Considering Leaving Medicine – Study Finds
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Are health insurance policies creating nightmares for physicians and hazards for their patients? A new study finds that nearly nine in ten doctors believe barriers set by insurance plans have led to worsened conditions for patients in need of care.

Researchers with Aimed Alliance, a non-profit that seeks to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers, say that doctors are so fed up with the constant headaches caused by insurers, two-thirds would recommend against pursuing a career in medicine, and nearly half (48%) are considering a career change altogether.

For the study, the organization polled 600 physicians in the U.S. practicing either family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics/gynecology…

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Terrorist Who Targeted Americans Takes Over Mexican Cartel On Texas Border – Breitbart

A verified and convicted terrorist who attacked a U.S. Consulate with a grenade and automatic rifle fire has taken over the ruthless Los Zetas cartel, a group headquartered at the Texas border in the Nuevo Laredo-Laredo metropolitan border area.

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, sits immediately across the border from Laredo, Texas, and is the only urban location along the entire U.S.-Mexico Border that does not have any fencing or constructed security barrier of any kind.

The convicted terrorist, Hector Raul Luna Luna, is known as “El Tory” and was convicted in the 2008 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. He was released from prison due to bribes paid by Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) and has now taken over the dominant faction of Los Zetas, Cartel Del Noreste (CDN), to open up the lucrative and unsecured border corridor into Texas.

Under El Tory’s new reign, Los Zetas is linked to a level of brutality that had not been seen in prior years…

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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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