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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday (11/11/19)


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Boris Johnson Hails Nigel Farage’s Decision To Stand Down Candidates In 317 Tory-Held Seats As Brexit Party Leader Claims He Has ‘Unilaterally Forged Leave Pact’, But Vows He’ll Still Target Key Labour Seats – Daily Mail
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Boris Johnson today hailed a major election boost as Nigel Farage partially bowed to massive pressure by declaring that the Brexit Party will not fight any Tory-held seats.

Mr Farage made the dramatic announcement that he was ‘putting country before party’ and would focus on fighting Labour-held constituencies. But despite the retreat – with 317 Conservative candidates now set to get a free run on December 12 – there is still a real danger that the Brexit Party could prevent Mr Johnson getting an overall majority.

The Tories need to win Labour-held seats to triumph outright in the election. They previously lost there because Leave support was divided. Mr Johnson welcomed the shift by the Brexit Party as recognition that there was ‘only one way to get Brexit done and that’s to vote for the Conservatives’…

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Arkansas Cop Suspended After Dancing Naked At Nightclub – KATV

A Conway police officer has been suspended after he was recorded dancing naked at a Little Rock nightclub last month.

Officer Cebron Hackett was suspended without pay for 30 days and ordered to complete remedial training. He was off-duty and appeared to be “highly intoxicated” when he removed all his clothes at Discovery Nightclub on Oct. 13, Chief Jody Spradlin wrote in a letter of suspension.

“Your actions have brought discredit and embarrassment upon the Conway Police Department and could have resulted in your arrest for Public Intoxication,” the letter says. Hackett declined to comment.

The letter was released under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, along with cellphone video from the nightclub. The video shows Hackett completely nude and dancing to “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey…

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Secretary Wilkie: President Trump Has Relieved More Than 8,000 Veterans Affairs Employees For Substandard Performance Since Taking Office – Epoch Times
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President Donald Trump has relieved more than 8,000 Veterans Affairs employees for failing their duties since they took office, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.

In a press conference, Wilkie said that “the standard is if you don’t live up to your oath if you don’t live up to the standards that our veterans expect, that you will be asked to leave,” according to a White House transcript.

Hailing the Trump-led development, he said, “This is a transformational moment in our history.” He elaborated, “We have relieved over 8,000 employees of their duty at VA… We have relieved people as high as network directors to people at the other end of our employee chain…

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Demographic Jihad? Virginia Muslim Doctor Tied Women’s Tubes Without Their Consent – PJ Media

The details of this case are simply horrifying. One woman tried for years to conceive a child, but couldn’t. When she finally consulted a fertility specialist, she discovered, according to the Virginian-Pilot, that her “Fallopian tubes had been burned down to nubs, making it impossible to conceive naturally.”

It turned out that her physician, Dr. Javaid Perwaiz of Chesapeake, Virginia, had tied her tubes without telling her was doing it or obtaining her consent. And she was by no means the only woman whom Dr. Perwaiz victimized in this way.

Dr. Perwaiz’s website is the soul of helpfulness, noting that he has “practiced in the Chesapeake region for over 30 years, providing expert and individualized care to his patients.”

Personally following each and every patient throughout their pregnancy, he is available 24/7 to meet all of your requests and expectations…

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Bolivian President Resigns Following Demand By Country’s Top General – New York Post
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Bolivia’s embattled president abruptly quit Sunday under pressure from his country’s top general – leading to the arrests of dozens of officials suspected of rigging his re-election last month.

In a televised address, Evo Morales – who had offered earlier in the day to hold a new vote – portrayed his resignation as the result of a “civic coup” against his socialist government.

Morales, 60, said it was his “obligation as indigenous president and president of all Bolivians to seek peace” after weeks of deadly protests over the Oct. 20 election, in which he claimed to have won a fourth term.

“I ask you to stop attacking the brothers and sisters, stop burning and attacking,” he said…

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My Socialist Hell: Living In Post-Electricity Venezuela – Breitbart

Venezuela has always had trouble maintaining a functional power grid. I lived in the city of Punto Fijo from 1992 to 1996, blackouts were occasional back then. But those woes of times past are nothing compared to the catastrophic collapse of our power grid that started almost a decade ago.

Twenty years of Bolivarian Revolution bought about glaring mismanagement and underinvestment in our power grid. Our electric sector was nationalized in 2007, which – you guessed it – is when the power tribulations truly began to plague Venezuelans.

Experts have warned for years of the imminent collapse. Some states, such as Zulia, my birth state, have been suffering a gruesome power rationing for years.

The much-anticipated collapse finally happened on March 7, 2019.

The entire country was thrown into the Middle Ages in a snap. I went thirty hours without power. It returned to my area for approximately twelve hours…

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Kamala Harris Accidentally Highlights Failures In Campaign Hype Video – Breitbart
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) accidentally highlighted some of her greatest failures as part of a campaign hype video posted on the three-year anniversary of the 2016 election.

November 8, 2019, marked three years from President Trump’s upset victory over failed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Harris, one of the many Democrat candidates who hopes to challenge Trump in 2020, released a “hype” video, touting her accomplishments without realizing that it accidentally highlighted some of her greatest failures.

“It’s been three years to the day since our national nightmare was elected president,” Harris wrote. “Since then, I’ve taken on Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, Brett Kavanaugh, and more in the Senate. And I’m ready to defeat Trump in 2020,” she continued…

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Psychopathic Leftists Update: Swedish Government Grants $175,000 To Fund Drag Queen Shows For Children – Zero Hedge

The Swedish government will hand out the equivalent of $175,000 dollars from the inheritance money of dead Swedes without heirs to fund drag queen shows for children.

You just can’t stop progress!

The Public Inheritance Fund, a state body that manages the money, will give the cash to ‘Kulturfِreningen Mums’ in Stockholm, which will use it to organize transvestite and transgender events where fairytales are read to children.

“The project will, together with children, young people and adults with disabilities, develop available normative creative fairy tales in the form of drag shows. Together with the target group and several organizations, the established business Among dragons and drag queens will create new fairy tales that reflect the target group,” writes the General Heritage Foundation.

The funds will be used to promote projects “based on the needs and wishes of the target group”…

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Democrime Update: Sanctuary County Ignores ICE And Releases Pedophile Who Was Molesting An 11-Year-Old Family Member – Gateway Pundit
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Montgomery County, Maryland, ignored an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer for an accused pedophile who allegedly molested an 11-year-old family member.

The sanctuary county allowed 47-year-old Guatemalan national Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales, who is in the U.S. illegally, to be released on bail on Wednesday, despite being a danger to the young girl, Kevin Lewis of ABC 7 reports.

“A warrant was issued for Hernandez-Morales’s arrest Oct. 29 for allegedly sexually abusing a minor. The Guatemalan national, according to investigators, touched a juvenile family member inappropriately on at least two separate occasions at the victim’s home in Montgomery County in July…

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Report: 84% Of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test – CNS

In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.”

“It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report.

On the other side of the issue, the Department of Defense Women in Service Review says it “conducted an extensive review of all laws and policies concerning women in the armed forces” in 2011 and 2012, taking into consideration “the outstanding performance of more than 280,000 women who deployed and served alongside men in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

As a result, in 2016, after what the DOD describes as “five years of extensive research, analysis, and scrutiny,” the Department decided to eliminate restrictions on what positons women could hold in the military…

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Acting White House Chief Of Staff Mulvaney Tells Schiff To Pound Sand, Skips Deposition In Sham Impeachment Inquiry – Gateway Pundit
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Democrats demanded Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appear on Friday to sit for a deposition.

He said no thanks.

Democrats late Thursday issued a subpoena seeking to force the White House official to appear for a closed-door interview on President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, which have prompted Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into the president.

“An official working on the inquiry said the House intelligence panel subpoenaed Mulvaney because other testimony indicated he ‘could shed additional light on the president’s abuse of the power of his office for his personal gain,’ ” the Associated Press reported…

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Judge Rejects Convicted Murderer’s Request To Be Freed From His Life Sentence Because He Had Technically ‘Died’ When His Heart Stopped During A Medical Emergency In 2015 – Daily Mail

A convicted murderer serving life in prison must remain behind bars despite his claim that he died when his heart stopped momentarily, a judge has ruled.

Benjamin Edward Schreiber, 66, ‘is either still alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is actually dead, in which case this appeal is moot,’ a judge in Iowa ruled on Wednesday.

Schreiber was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1996 ax-handle bludgeoning death of John Terry, and sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility of parole.

In March 2015, Schreiber developed large kidney stones and was hospitalized after septic poisoning caused him to pass out in his cell at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

After he was rushed to a hospital, Schreiber’s heart had to be restarted five times by medical staff, in spite of a ‘do not resuscitate’ order he had in place, according to court documents…

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Jeff Sessions Announces Bid To Regain Senate Seat – Fox News
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will be running to regain his former U.S. Senate seat in 2020, in a bombshell interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday.

Sessions, 72, served an at-times tumultuous tenure as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer – drawing President Trump’s ire after he recused himself from the Russia investigation and left his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, in charge.

The Alabama Republican, however, was also one of then-businessman Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters – notably appearing at a packed campaign rally in Mobile in 2015.

“We’ll file our papers tomorrow,” Sessions told Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”…

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U.S., China Take Another Step In Trade Talks, Chinese Official Says – Daily Caller

The U.S. and China are coming closer to lifting some tariffs in what appears to be the beginning of a potential trade deal, China’s commerce ministry announced Thursday, although doubts among U.S. officials as to the specifics of a deal remain.

The announcement came after President Donald Trump met with Chinese trade officials in October and announced that the two countries would work to move toward a tentative agreement, the first phase of which he said could begin in November.

“If the phase-one deal is signed, China and the U.S. should remove the same proportion of tariffs simultaneously based on the content of the deal,” Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said during a press briefing Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported. “This is what [both sides] agreed on following careful and constructive negotiations over the past two weeks.”

“The trade war started with tariffs, and should end with the cancellation of tariffs,” the commerce ministry spokesman continued, according to Reuters…

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How Did The Alleged Ukraine Call Whistleblower End Up In The Mueller Report? – Tyler O’Neil
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Eric Ciamarella, the CIA analyst identified as the likely whistleblower behind the Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry, was cited in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on nonexistent collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.

In fact, the Mueller report cites Ciaramella’s May 2017 email summaries of a meeting between Trump and Russian officials – summaries leaked to a New York Times reporter. After citing Ciaramella’s emails, the report quotes the Times story.

The Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry based in part on the report of an anonymous whistleblower who warned about a July 25, 2019, phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine…

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Texas Voters Approve Constitutional Ban On State Income Tax – National Review

Texas voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state’s constitution banning an income tax. While Texas is already one of seven states that does not have an income tax, the amendment will make it extremely difficult to impose the tax in the future.

“Today’s passage of Prop 4 is a victory for taxpayers across the Lone Star State,” said Republican Governor Greg Abbot. “I am grateful to Rep. Jeff Leach for his bold leadership on this issue, and for the overwhelming majority of Texans who voted to ensure that our great state will always be free of a state income tax.

“This ban on such a disastrous tax will keep our economy prosperous, protect taxpayers, and ensure that Texas remains the best state to live, work, and raise a family,” Abbot continued.

The Texas government currently derives most of its revenue from sales and property taxes.

Leach, who authored the amendment, said his initiative will make it “virtually impossible” to impose an income tax…

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Fake Whistleblower’s Lawyer Travels To Disney World Alone And Likes Underage Kid’s Videos On YouTube – Big League Politics
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Attorney Mark Zaid is representing the deep state whistleblower – now widely believed to be 33-year-old CIA officer Eric Ciaramella – against President Donald Trump, and paints himself as a hero representing the public interest with his legal efforts.

“Our ideal ending is that the identity of the whistleblower is never known and the individual continues on with their personal and professional life as if nothing ever happened,” Zaid said to the Washington Examiner. “That is the best outcome for most whistleblowers, who simply fulfilled their constitutional duty by reporting a reasonable belief of wrongdoing.”

“The key thing is, first, to make sure as a lawyer one never loses sight that it’s the client’s interests that are paramount,” Zaid told The Hill…

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Fake Whistleblower’s Lawyer In January 2017: “Coup Has Started,” “Impeachment Will Follow” – Daily Wire

Mark Zaid, the attorney for the Ukrainian whistleblower, stated just days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017 that the “coup has started” and that “impeachment will follow.”

“The posts, which came shortly after President Trump fired then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates for failing to defend federal laws in court, are likely to fuel Republican concerns that the whistleblower’s complaint is tainted with partisanship,” Fox News’ Gregg Re reported.

“Trump has repeatedly accused Democrats and partisans in the intelligence community of effectively plotting a coup against him, through selective leaks and lengthy investigations.”

Zaid tweeted: “#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers”

In another tweet, Zaid responded to President Trump’s government account after Trump announced that he was appointing Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General…

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Hate-America Left Targets Charitable Nuns… Again – Washington Standard
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The founders of America would be aghast at today’s assault against religious freedom and against what they called “the sacred right of conscience.”

Right now a group of innocent nuns is in the left’s cross-hairs – again. Why? Because the Little Sisters of the Poor do not believe in contraceptives and cannot in good faith and conscience abide by the HHS mandates – left over from the Obama administration – to force them to provide coverage for them.

The case went all the way up to the Supreme Court in 2016, and the high court said the nuns did not have to comply. A further executive order was issued by President Trump to protect the Little Sisters and similar groups from the contraceptive mandate…

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Rep. Devin Nunes: GOP Will Call Adam Schiff-For-Brains As First Witness In Impeachment Inquiry – PJ Media

On Monday evening with Sean Hannity, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, confirmed that House Republicans will call Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as their first witness in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

“Will [Schiff] be subpoenaed?” Hannity asked.

“Only Adam Schiff can subpoena Adam Schiff, but there’s a precedent for this.” Nunes explained, but added, “But, remember, last Congress, they were hellbent on making sure that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher testified. I said, ‘Look, I don’t think this is a very good idea to turn around and have members of Congress come and testify and give depositions.’ So, congratulations Democrats that were on the House Intelligence Committee – that’s now become the impeachment committee – they have set the precedent for members of Congress to give depositions and so you heard the Minority leader the Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, say that Schiff is our first witness…

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Cowardly Mexican President: ‘War Not An Option’ Against Cartels – Breitbart
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In the aftermath of a cartel massacre that killed nine Americans driving through the mountainous region south of the New Mexico border, Mexico’s president said that going to “war” with cartels is not an option.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) made the statement on Wednesday morning during his daily press conference. The comment comes at a time when pressure continues to mount over the perception that Mexico has gone soft on security issues.

“War is the most irrational thing there can be and that is not going to be an option,” Lopez Obrador said. This follows soon after a group of cartel gunmen presumably with “La Linea” faction of the Juarez Cartel murdered three women and six children while injuring six others…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday (10/28/19)


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Rep. Katie Hill Resigns Amid Ethics Probe – Epoch Times

Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill of California has resigned amid an ethics probe and revelations of an affair with a campaign staffer.

In a statement on Sunday, the 32-year-old freshman from the Los Angeles area says leaving the House is best for her constituents, community, and country.

Hill is under investigation by a congressional committee for an alleged intimate relationship with a male senior aide, which Hill denies.

She has acknowledged an affair with a young female staffer. Compromising photos and purported text messages surfaced online this past week in an American publication and a British tabloid.

Last year, Hill won the last Republican-held House seat anchored in Los Angeles County…

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Gropey Joe Says Cops Don’t Pull Over White Girls – PJ Media
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During the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, a historically black college, on Saturday, Joe Biden was asked by an African American woman in the audience, “If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?”

“If you were my daughter, you’d be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” he said. Biden failed to realize how insulting and racist his comment was because he even tweeted a video of the exchange.

Does Joe Biden really think that cops don’t pull over white girls? Really? Instead of accusing law enforcement officers of institutional racism, perhaps Biden should have explained how his niece Caroline Biden avoided jail time after stealing $100,000 in a credit card scam…

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EU Approves Brexit Delay Until January 31 As Johnson Hopes To Trigger General Election – Zero Hedge

Following reports that the Lib Dems and SNP are preparing to support Boris Johnson’s bid to hold new elections in December, leaders of the EU27 have apparently overcome their doubts about approving another extension of Article 50 (France’s Emmanuel Macron was reportedly dragging his feet, just like he did the last time around).

In a Monday morning tweet, EU Council President Donald Tusk announced that the leaders of the EU would accept Johnson’s request (made under legal duress) for another Brexit “flextension” until Jan. 31, 2020. The decision, Tusk said, will be “formalized” by a written procedure, which means that EU leaders will not need to hold a summit in Brussels to sign off.

According to the FT, the ministers agreed to the extension at a brief, 20-minute meeting Monday morning. All that’s left now is for the capitals of the EU to officially sign off on the legal procedures, which is expected to take a few days.

The pound was little-changed on the news of the Brexit extension, as the news was widely expected by the markets…

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He Died “Screaming, Crying And Whimpering”: President Trump Confirms That ISIS Founder Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Has Been Killed By U.S. Special Forces- Daily Mail
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Donald Trump announced Sunday morning that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘died like a dog’ as the result of a U.S. Special Ops forces raid on his hideout in northwest Syria.

‘Last night the United State brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,’ Trump said from the Diplomatic Reception Room, where just a week earlier he announced a ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurds.

‘He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world,’ he continued as he described the events of the raid.

Al-Baghdadi, the president confirmed, detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and three children, during an overnight targeted attack in Syria’s Idlib province…

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Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Found Alive After Mom Reports Seeing Her In Dozens Of Porn Videos Online – Crime Online

Florida police found a 15-year-old girl missing since last December this week and arrested the man she was with on charges of lewd and lascivious battery of a juvenile – detectives found the pair after the girl’s mother reported dozens of pornography videos of her daughter posted online.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said that Christopher Johnson, 30, denied having sex with the girl, although many of the 58 videos showed him with her. He’s being held on a $75,000 bond.

The girl was identified when she disappeared from her home in Sunrise on December 26, 2018, but because of her age and the seriousness of the crime, CrimeOnline will not be naming her now.

The Sunrise Police Department issued an alert about the disappearance on February 27, and she was spotted by the store clerk – who was a family friend – the following day at a convenience store…

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Nazi Collaborator George Soros Endorses Fauxcahontas – Jerusalem Post
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George Soros, a major donor to the Democratic Party, said in an interview that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is “the most qualified to be president.”

Warren, who is in the top tier of polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, has “emerged as the clear-cut person to beat,” Soros said in an interview with The New York Times published Friday.

“I don’t take a public stance, but I do believe that she is the most qualified to be president,” he said. “I’m not endorsing anybody because I want to work with whoever,” he added. “I don’t express my views generally because I have to live with whoever the electorate chooses.”…

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AG Barr’s Review Of Russia Probe Origins Now A Criminal Investigation; GOP Lawmakers Demand Watchdog Probe Of Leaks – Fox News

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation has become a criminal inquiry, two sources told Fox News on Thursday – and an upcoming report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign will shed light on why, one source said.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Thursday his report would be available to the public soon, with “few” redactions.

The investigation’s new status means Durham can subpoena witnesses, file charges, and impanel fact-finding grand juries. Fox News reported on Tuesday that Durham’s probe had expanded significantly based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General William Barr.

Top Republicans have demanded that Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson explain why the watchdog hasn’t said if it’s investigating “a number of leaks of highly sensitive information” in recent years…

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Disgraced DemoNazi Congresswoman Katie Hill Pictured Naked With Iron Cross Tattoo Hitting Giant Bong – Big League Politics
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Earlier this week, Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA) denied any wrongdoing after nude photographs of her with a staffer were revealed to the public. She attempted to put the blame on her estranged husband, who she claimed without evidence is abusive.

“The fact is I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me,” Hill said to Politico.

“I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain. This coordinated effort to try to destroy me and people close to me is despicable and will not succeed,” Hill added. “I, like many women who have faced attacks like this before, am stronger than those who want me to be afraid.”…

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Trump Administration Testing Out Program That Quickly Deports Migrants Who Arrive At Border – Daily Caller

The Trump administration has launched a pilot program that expedites the time it takes to process and deport asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border.

Migrants arriving at the border in El Paso, Texas, can receive a decision regarding their asylum claims in 10 days or less, rather than undergo an asylum process that could take months or years, according to a report from the Washington Post. The new program, known as Prompt Asylum Claim Review, aims to deter illegal immigration and keep asylum seekers out of the U.S.

The program just launched in October and is being conducted in the El Paso area only.

Under Prompt Asylum Claim Review, migrants who have been apprehended in the El Paso area are transferred to a 1,500-bed Border Patrol facility. They are then given one day to phone a lawyer or family member, and then they are interviewed by an asylum officer to determine if their asylum claims are credible, according to Customs and Border Protection officials who spoke with the Washington Post…

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U.S. Senate To Vote On Resolution That Calls House Impeachment Proceedings ‘Illegitimate’ – PJ Media
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Three days ago, Donald Trump told Republicans to “get tougher and fight” impeachment. In response, Republicans in the Senate are set to introduce a resolution that calls the House impeachment inquiry “illegitimate.” The resolution already has 44 Republicans on board, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Hill:

Graham, during a press conference with reporters, lashed out the House impeachment inquiry calling it a “secret proceeding” and a “rogue action” that “denies due process.”

“The process in the House today I think is a danger to the future of the presidency,” Graham told reporters…

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Generation Snowflake Update: Oxford University Students Demand That Clapping Be Banned Because Noise Could Trigger Anxiety – Daily Mail

Snowflake students at Oxford University are the latest to demand that clapping should be banned because applause noise can trigger anxiety and want ‘jazz hands’ to be used instead.

The idea for a British sign language alternative for clapping involving the waving of hands was put forward at the student union’s first meeting of the year on Tuesday.

Sabbatical Officers Roisin McCallion, Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunity and Ebie Edwards Cole, Chair for Oxford SU Disabilities Campaign, successfully passed the motion to mandate the encouragement of silent clapping.

They argued that alternatives to traditional clapping have been in place to aid accessibility in some organisations since 2015.

The ban on clapping would be at student union meetings and events where traditional clapping and cheering ‘presents an access issue’ to those with anxiety disorders. One former student, said: ‘Oxford University Student Union is always seeking to be more accommodating for students…

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Trump Administration Sues DemoNazi-Controlled California Over ‘Illegal’ Cap-And-Trade Pact With Quebec – Epoch Times
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The Trump administration is suing California over what it calls an “illegal” cap-and-trade agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec, alleging the Golden State is conducting its own “independent foreign policy in the area of greenhouse gas regulation.”

The lawsuit comes as the administration prepares to formally withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, in which close to 200 countries pledged to reduce emissions claimed to contribute to global warming, The New York Times reports, citing unnamed sources.

“I withdrew the United States from the terrible, one-sided Paris Climate Accord. It was a total disaster for our country…

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Florida Man Caught ‘Having Sex With Stuffed Olaf’ Doll Inside Target Store – Crime Online

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly had sex with a stuffed animal inside a department store on Tuesday.

Click Orlando reports that 20-year-old Cody Meader is accused of “dry humping” an Olaf doll from the Disney movie “Frozen,” while inside a St. Petersburg Target store off of 31st Street, on Tuesday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses who saw the alleged act contact authorities, while Target employees detained the man until officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department arrived.

According to the responding officers, witnesses said Meader ejaculated onto Olaf and when he was finished, he put the stuffed animal back on the shelf. He then allegedly grabbed a “large unicorn stuffed animal” and repeated the same act.

Meader was taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief. The police report stated that Meader admitted that he “nutted on Olaf.”…

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Economic Illiteracy Update: Target Slashes Employees’ Hours After Raising Its Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour – Independent Journal Review
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In 2017, Target announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020, drawing praise from labor advocates who have called for other retailers to pay their employees a “living wage.”

But the new wage hike isn’t all it cracked up it be, according to a new report by CNN Business, which found the big-box retailer has been slashing employees’ hours since the announced wage hike:

“CNN Business interviewed 23 current and former Target employees in recent months, including department managers, who say hours have been scaled back even as Target has increased starting wages…

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First Look At ‘Sycamore’, Google’s Quantum Computer – Gizmodo

Between the mountainous and coastal vistas of Goleta, California, sits an unassuming office on the side of a building next to the freeway. It could belong to any Southern California company; workers sit in gray cubicles beneath fluorescent lights, and there’s a rack to hold employees’ bikes and surfboards.

But at those desks are physicists and computer scientists developing a computer like none you’ve ever seen before. Behind a set of double doors, cylindrical machines hold computer chips at temperatures colder than the vacuum of space.

Here, Google’s scientists have been toiling to create a computer processor that can solve a problem that’s too hard for the world’s best supercomputers. Today, they announced they’d succeeded: Their Sycamore quantum computer was able to complete a problem in 200 seconds that a supercomputer would need 10,000 years to solve, according to their estimates.

It’s a single, contrived problem, and the chip would fail in a race with a supercomputer to add two and two together…

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Republicans Storm Closed-Door Hearing To Protest DemoNazis’ Fake Impeachment Inquiry – The Hill
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House Republicans stormed a closed-door hearing Wednesday to protest Democrats’ impeachment inquiry process, breaking up the deposition of a top Defense Department official who was testifying about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

“They crashed the party,” said Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), a member of the Oversight and Reform Committee, one of three House panels leading the impeachment probe.

Dozens of Republicans, including some members of leadership like House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), barged into the secure hearing room in the Capitol basement where Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, was set to provide private testimony…

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Hong Kong Government Officially Withdraws Extradition Bill That Sparked Massive Protests – OANN

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew a controversial extradition bill on Wednesday following months of protests. The bill has been the main source of anger for pro-Democracy demonstrators, who took to the streets to promote solidarity against the legislation.

Hong Kong’s Secretary of Security, John Lee Ka-Chiu, spoke about the suspension of the bill.

“As a result of the divided public views in regards to the bill, there have been conflicts within society,” he stated. “As we have started to review the matter, the administration decided to suspend the amendment exercise.”

Despite the removal of the bill, protests are reportedly expected to continue due to activists’ additional demands. The protesters are hoping the government will launch a full investigation into police brutality and grant amnesty to arrested demonstrators.

The bill was first introduced in April and allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China…

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Rick Perry Nominated As Interim Governor Of New California State – Epoch Times
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Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy who recently announced that he plans to resign later this year, has been nominated by the New California State movement to be the interim governor of the proposed new state.

“He is coming to us,” Paul Preston, president of the new state movement, said enthusiastically.

The new state movement has drafted a resolution to propose that Perry should be the interim governor. The resolution will be voted on by the interim new state legislature, which is already in place, at the Fifth Convention in Irvine, California, on the last weekend of October…

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Fake Impeachment Update: Devin Nunes Says Republicans Destroyed Bill Taylor’s Testimony In Minutes – Right Scoop

Yesterday Team Schiff selectively leaked out Bill Taylor’s opening statement to the Washington Post, where he declared that there was definitely a quid pro quo. Even some on the right were saying this looks bad.

I’m a lot more cautious these days when stuff like this leaks out of these secret hearings because we know Democrats are trying to establish a narrative that supports impeachment.

Also we know shifty Schiff’s own staff met with Taylor back in August during their trip to Ukraine. So already something smells bad about this, especially considering Schiff’s staff coordinated with the fake whistleblower before he filed his complaint and now is going to great lengths to conceal his identity.

Well sure enough, Devin Nunes reported on Hannity last night that John Ratcliff destroyed Taylor’s testimony within minutes of his opening statement. I don’t think anyone is surprised to hear that Taylor’s testimony didn’t stand up to scrutiny by Republicans…

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President Trump Announces Permanent Cease-Fire In Syria, Lifts U,S, Sanctions On Turkey – New York Post
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President Trump on Wednesday said Turkey has agreed to make the cease-fire in Syria permanent and therefore all sanctions against Turkey will be lifted.

“I have, therefore, instructed the secretary of the Treasury to lift all sanctions imposed Oct. 14 in response to Turkey’s original offensive moves against the Kurds,” Trump said at the White House. “So the sanctions will be lifted unless something happens that we’re not happy with,” he added.

He also said Turkey, Syria and “all forms of Kurds” have been fighting for centuries and he will “let someone else fight over this long-bloodstained sand. We were supposed to be there for 30 days and that was 10 years ago,” Trump said. “And now we’re leaving.”…

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Opens Trump Cabinet Meeting With Prayer – CNS

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said a prayer at the opening of a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, pointing out that “separation of church and state means that the church does not dominate the state, and it means the state does not dominate the church.”

Trump asked Carson to say “grace” at the beginning of the cabinet meeting.

Our kind Father in Heaven, we’re so thankful for the many blessings that you have bestowed upon us in this country, and we’re thankful for the people of courage who have been here before us, who have fought hard for the rights of our country.

And we thank you for President Donald Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism. And we ask that you would give him strength to endure and the wisdom lead, and to recognize you as the sovereigns of the universe with the solution to everything. And the people around the president – the vice president, the cabinet, the advisors – give us all an understanding heart and a compassionate heart…

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President Trump Ends Asylum Protections For Most Central American Migrants At U.S.-Mexico Border – The Hill
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The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced Monday.

According to text of the rule set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, asylum seekers who pass through another country before reaching the United States will be ineligible for asylum when they reach the southern border.

The move marks an acceleration in the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of migrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico and has the potential to considerably reduce the number of asylum claims…

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Pew Research: Average Illegal Alien Has Lived In U.S. For 15 Years – Breitbart

The latest research by Pew Research Center reveals that, of the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., the average illegal alien has lived in the country for 15 years – imposing an enormous financial burden on American taxpayers.

In 2000, the average illegal alien lived in the U.S. for about 7.2 years. Today, the average time that an illegal alien lives in the country has more than doubled just two decades later.

“In 2017, only 20% of unauthorized immigrant adults lived in the U.S. for five years or less, down from 30% a decade earlier,” Pew analysts write. “About two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants have been in the U.S. for more than 10 years; a decade earlier, less than half had.”

In the U.S. workforce, there are at least 7.6 million illegal aliens holding American jobs that would have otherwise gone to American citizens and legal immigrants. This is more than double the number of illegal aliens who were in the U.S. workforce in 1995 when just 3.6 million held American jobs…

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Austin’s Mayor Takes West Coast Junket To ‘Learn’ How To Fail Bigger – PJ Media
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It’s generally wise to study solutions to a problem and assess the successes and failures before taking a vote on it and putting a policy in place. But no one who has observed Austin’s mayor or city council over the last few years would look to them for wisdom.

On June 20, 2019 the Austin City Council voted to allow the homeless to camp out in public areas. That policy went into effect on July 1, an unusually short time-frame for such a sweeping public policy hit the streets. Austin’s media, homeowners and business leaders barely had time to blink.

On July 9, more than a week after the policy went into effect, Mayor Steve Adler left town…

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Brain Implant Restores Partial Vision To Blind People – The Guardian

Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

Some vision was made possible – with the participants’ eyes bypassed – by a video camera attached to glasses which sent footage to electrodes implanted in the visual cortex of the brain.

University College London lecturer and Optegra Eye Hospital surgeon Alex Shortt said it was a significant development by specialists from Baylor Medical College in Texas and the University of California Los Angeles.

“Previously all attempts to create a bionic eye focused on implanting into the eye itself. It required you to have a working eye, a working optic nerve,” Shortt told the Daily Mail.

“By bypassing the eye completely you open the potential up to many, many more people. This is a complete paradigm shift for treating people with complete blindness. It is a real message of hope.”…

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Psychopath Who Raped His Own Infant Daughter And Uploaded Video Of The Attack To The Dark Web Gets 70 Years In Prison – Daily Mail
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A sadistic pedophile who authorities say shot video of himself raping his own screaming one-year-old daughter before uploading it to the dark web for others to view was sentenced to 70 years behind bars on Thursday.

James Lockhart, 31, of Bradenton, Florida, received the maximum sentence for his perverted crimes, according to federal prosecutors, after pleading guilty to charges of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography on March 26.

Federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security raided Lockhart’s home on October 5 after they said he uploaded video of a sexual attack on his own daughter to the dark web using a special web browser…

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Another Immigration Coup For Trump: Guatemala Agrees To Harbor Thousands Of Asylum Seekers – PJ Media

Good news for the U.S. and for thousands of asylum seekers who show up at the U.S. border. An immigration official has told the New Yorker that as the result of a deal between the U.S. and Guatemala, “asylum seekers from any country who either show up at U.S. ports of entry or are apprehended while crossing between ports of entry could be sent to seek asylum in Guatemala instead.”

The U.S. currently has a “remain in Mexico” policy, where the Mexican government agreed to keep several thousand migrants there, even granting work permits so that the asylum seekers could live while waiting for their U.S. court date.

Currently, the backlog of asylum cases is nearing one million. Every single one of those asylum seekers is entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge.

Previously, the procedure was to simply give the asylum seeker a court date – now stretching out to five years or more – and let them go on their merry way, free to disappear into the interior of the U.S…

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Left-Wing Terrorist Armed With Rifle And Molotov Cocktails Tries To Set Fire To ICE Center, Is Shot And Killed By Police – PJ Media
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A man who was armed with a rifle and throwing Molotov cocktails at the ICE Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., was killed by responding police officers, according to the authorities.

At around 4 a.m. on Saturday, the Washington state man, who has not yet been publicly identified, threw “incendiary devices” at the ICE detention center and nearby cars, setting one on fire.

“The male attempted to ignite a large propane tank and set out buildings on fire,” a statement released by the Tacoma police department said. “The male continued throwing lit objects at the buildings and cars.”…

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Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat – Washington Times

Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossellَ announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances.

The U.S. territory’s CFO Christian Sobrino, who is also the governor’s representative to the control board, announced he was stepping down via Twitter on Saturday. Its Secretary of State Luis G. Rivera Marيn also offered his resignation.

Rossellَ later released a statement saying he would let go members of his administration who participated in the chat on a messaging system used by government officials. The release of the chat’s contents in local media had led to calls for the governor’s resignation.

Rossellَ apologized for the comments late Thursday, saying he’d been working 18-hour days and releasing tensions when he called former New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito the Spanish word for “whore”…

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President Trump Blasts Paul Ryan As “Weak, Ineffective & Stupid” Speaker Who “Almost Killed The Republican Party” – Fox News
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President Trump unloaded on former House Speaker Paul Ryan for the second time in three days Saturday, mocking him as a “Lame Duck” and chiding his leadership style as “ineffective” and “stupid.”

In a series of tweets, Trump praised House Minority Leader Keven McCarthy, R-Calif., calling him smarter and tougher than Ryan, who retired in January. He also characterized Ryan’s fundraising numbers in his final year in office as “abysmal” and said people like him “almost killed the Republican Party.”

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is a far superior leader than was Lame Duck Speaker Paul Ryan. Tougher, smarter and a far better fundraiser, Kevin is already closing in on 44 Million Dollars…

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Ukraine To Chemically Castrate Pedophiles – CNS

The republic of Ukraine, which borders Poland, Romania, and Russia, has passed a law that will allow for the chemical castration of pedophiles, according to the Daily Mail. The law will apply to men “between 18 and 65 who are found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors, and could affect thousands of people a year,” said the news outlet.

In a recent case, 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko was killed after she fought back against her alleged attacker, Nikolay Tarasov, who was 22. Her body was found in a village cesspool in the Odessa region.

Police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin, according to the Daily Mail, stated that “five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine… within just 24 hours” this week. In addition, official figures for 2017 show there were 320 child rapes in Ukraine, “but the number of paedophile sex abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands,” reported the newspaper.

For chemical castration, the subject is injected with anti-androgen drugs…

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Parasitic Leftists Pull Down American Flag From ICE Facility, Replace It With Mexican Flag, Then Raise Defaced ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Flag – Business Insider
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Protesters gathered outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Aurora, Colorado, and hoisted a Mexican flag on Friday afternoon, two days before the agency is set to conduct a nationwide operation to round up around 2,000 immigrants for deportation.

Video footage showed a Mexican flag being raised on a flagpole directly in front of the facility. The US flag was taken down prior to the Mexican flag being raised; a spray painted upside down Blue Lives Matter flag was also raised.

Protesters spray painted the upside down flag with “Abolish ICE,” CBS Denver reported.

Armed guards outside the center were posted and took down the Mexican and Blue Lives Matter flags, according to Mauro…

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3 Helpful Tips For The Suffering Feminists Who Are Being Persecuted By Air Conditioning – Matt Walsh

Every year around this time, as the temperatures rise and the polar ice caps melt and planetary doom inches closer, our privileged and obviously bored society erupts into a debate about air conditioning.

If you are a healthy and sane person who doesn’t spend much time on the internet, you might be surprised to learn that air conditioning is the subject of any sort of debate. It is, after all, an objective good – a clear improvement over the alternative, which includes sweltering temperatures, sweaty bodies, heat exhaustion, and death.

Air conditioning joins the ranks of indoor plumbing and electricity as a net-positive modern invention that has made life healthier, better, and more comfortable for billions of people worldwide. You would have to be a world-class whiner to find any reason to complain about something so wondrous and useful as air conditioning.

Enter feminists.

Women’s suffrage just celebrated its 100th anniversary…

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Migrants Storm Paris Pantheon Demanding Papers And Free Housing – Breitbart
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Hundreds of migrants and others associated with the so-called “Black Vests” group stormed the Pantheon in Paris demanding the French state grant them residency papers and free housing.

The incident took place on Friday afternoon and saw the protesters chant various slogans demanding that the government of French president Emmanuel Macron acquiesce to their demands, BFMTV reports.

The group La Chapelle Debout! took to Twitter to take responsibility for the incident and demanded a meeting with French prime minister Edouard Philippe, writing, “papers and freedom for all!”…

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Prosecutors Say Jeffrey Epstein Caught Witness Tampering, Sent $350,000 In Bribes – Big League Politics

New reports reveal prosecutors are accusing convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is facing new charges relating to child trafficking, of bribing prosecutors and tampering with witnesses in the days after a bombshell story published by The Miami Herald last November.

Epstein is accused by prosecutors of sending $350,000 to two possible co-conspirators in what the prosecutors say demonstrates a pattern of behavior that has been ongoing since 2002. Epstein was arrested last weekend with new charges of child trafficking, and if convicted faces up to 45 years in prison.

NBC News reported:

Accused child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to a pair of possible co-conspirators just days after the publication of a newspaper story alleging he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, federal prosecutors said Friday.

The prosecutors said the payments, which were made last November after the bombshell Miami Herald story came out, demonstrate Epstein’s willingness to tamper with witnesses…

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Appeals Court Grants Trump Administration Win To Snub ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – New York Post
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The Trump administration scored its first judicial win in its long-running battle to punish so-called sanctuary cities for defying federal immigration laws.

A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a nationwide injunction barring Department of Justice from rewarding cities and counties that cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in deportations.

Los Angeles officials had sued to stop the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, saying that it amounted to federal coercion.

But in a 2-1 decision, the court found that the Trump administration has a right to reward behavior that it favors…

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“Massive Loss Of Life”: 3,500 Deaths As Simultaneous Ebola And Measles Outbreaks Hit Congo – Zero Hedge

World Health Organization (WHO) officials released new staggering numbers this week on the death toll from central Africa’s latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak.

Confirmed deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to 1,536 since the outbreak began there a little under a year ago. And by July 7, a total of 2,418 what are deemed confirmed and probable cases have been reported, Bloomberg said, citing the WHO’s latest report on the outbreak.

“While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hot spots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health zones, there has been an increase in cases in Beni and a high incidence continues in parts of Mabalako health zone,” according to the report.

The report further noted that in parts of the DRC the “Ebola outbreak continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity,” suggesting while it’s still largely contained within the country’s borders, the outbreak is still going strong despite emergency interventions…

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U.S. Coast Guard Boards Coke-Filled Submarine To Bust Smugglers After Insane High-Seas Chase – Mediaite
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Newly released footage from the Defense Department shows U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew members in an absurd high speed chase with a semi-submersible vessel carrying thousands of pounds of cocaine.

A Coast Guard spokesman said that they had seized more than 17,000 pounds of cocaine found on board the vessel, worth $232 million, according to ABC News.

Two boats were pursuing the the sub hundreds of kilometers off the Colombian and Ecuadorian coasts. One crew member shot the footage on a helmet cam while shouting Stop your boat now!” in Spanish. A crew member shouted “that’s gonna be hard to get on” just as the boat pulled up aside the vessel and another crew member jumped ship onto the top of the vessel just barely brushing the surface…

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Oklahoma Man Arrested In Stolen Car With Rattlesnake, Uranium And More, Authorities Say – Daily Caller

Law enforcement in Oklahoma made one heck of a discovery after pulling over a man and his female passenger for driving a vehicle with expired license tags, per authorities. It happened last month when an officer with the Guthrie police department pulled over Stephen Jennings and Rachel Rivera for a routine traffic stop.

“After running the license, the officer found Jennings was driving on an expired license and Rivera was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm,” Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told ABC News in a piece published Thursday.

Both people were then placed under arrest. But the real discovery came after law enforcement took the vehicle to be impounded because it didn’t have insurance and first discovered that the Ford explorer had been stolen. Then while authorities were searching the car they found a rattlesnake.

“So when the impound of the vehicle begins and they start moving compartments, here’s the rattlesnake in the backseat,” Gibbs shared…

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Magic Wand Update: Prices Of Goods An The U.S. Did Not Rise At All Despite China Tariff Hike – Breitbart
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The Trump administration’s trade policies are not raising prices for U.S. consumers. Prices for goods in the U.S. dropped 0.4 percent in June even as tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports rose from 10 percent to 25 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, prices were unchanged from the prior month.

So who is paying for the tariffs? We know the U.S. government has collected billions in tariffs, so it is clear that someone is footing the bill. But keep in mind that when journalists and lobbyists claim, “tariffs are taxes on consumers,” this is inaccurate.

Tariffs are taxes, to be sure. But unlike a sales tax or a gas tax, consumers do not directly pay any tariffs…

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Man Gets 35 Years For Blackmailing Girls For Nude Photos – New York Post

A southern Illinois man who admitted to using blackmail to obtain nude pictures of about 100 girls and women has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Joshua P. Breckel of Mascoutah was accused in U.S. District Court of using social media to obtain sexually explicit images and videos from girls as young as 10 throughout the U.S.

He allegedly engaged in the activity from 2016 until his arrest in July 2018.

According to prosecutors, the 21-year-old Breckel persuaded them to send the nude photos by feigning a romantic interest in them, offering them money or threatening them.

Among his victims were three 15-year-old girls from California, Pennsylvania and Illinois; a 12-year-old girl from Illinois; and a 10-year-old girl from Ohio.

Breckel admitted he threatened to kill the Ohio girl if she didn’t send him naked pictures of herself…

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Oracle Loses Critical Lawsuit Alleging Pentagon And Amazon Colluded Over $10 Billion ‘War Cloud’ Contract – Zero Hedge
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Oracle shares tumbled on Friday after the networking giant lost a critical court case against the Pentagon and Amazon. The loss will allow the DoD to proceed with awarding a $10 billion contract to one of the two finalists – a group that includes Amazon and Microsoft.

Ever since the Pentagon named Amazon a finalist for the contract, critics have accused Amazon and the Pentagon of conflicts of interest, claiming that Amazon effectively secured the extremely lucrative project before the bidding even began.

Earlier this week, WSJ publicized new evidence showing that senior Amazon executives met with senior DoD officials, including then-Defense Secretary James Mattis, to discuss the project before the bidding even began…

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Dunkin’ Dumps Store Owners For Hiring Undocumented Workers – Washington Examiner

The world famous doughnut maker Dunkin’, outraged that some franchises are not using the required E-Verify system to make sure its workers are documented, has moved to oust the owners and take over the restaurants.

According to several reports, the Massachusetts-based breakfast and lunch restaurant, which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts, has sued to stop those franchise owners from operating.

The most recent suits were filed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, “amid what appears to be a crackdown on franchisees employment verification practices,” according to Restaurant Business.

A post from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said, “Each of the lawsuits is similar. They each said that Dunkin’ reviewed employment verification documents and practices, found violations at the subject franchisee companies, terminated the operators’ franchise agreements and then swiftly moved to remove the franchisees from the restaurants.”…

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Hong Kong Protesters Storm Government Building As Tensions Rise – New York Post
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Hong Kong protesters on Monday marked the 22nd anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule by bursting into the legislative building amid widespread anger over proposed laws that would allow extraditions to the mainland.

In a direct challenge to Beijing, black-clad protesters wearing hard hats and face masks smashed a big hole through the bottom of a window at the government headquarters, known as the Legislative Council. The demonstrators cheered and waved umbrellas as they took control of the ravaged building, where riot police had stood guard hours earlier, according to CNN.

The former British colony has been wracked by weeks of protests over a government attempt to change extradition laws to allow suspects to be sent…

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Ted Cruz Calls For FBI To ‘Investigate And Bring Legal Action’ Against Portland Mayor – Breitbart

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has called on both the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

“To law enforcement: find & prosecute these violent felons,” Cruz tweeted after the violent left-wing Antifa attacks on Saturday. “To federal law enforcement,” he wrote. “Investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists.”

Wheeler is under fire for his response – or lack thereof – to the violent Antifa protesters in the city under his care. During the demonstrations, journalist Andy Ngo was beaten in the head and hit with a milkshake allegedly filled with quick-dry cement. Cruz also went after Vox writer Carlos Maza for encouraging the actions.

“Troubling, if true,” Cruz said of a screenshot of a Maza tweet posted on Sunday. “Should ‘journalists’ be inciting physical violence against those with whom they disagree?”…

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Owner Of ‘Meth-Fueled Attack Squirrel’ Arrested In Alabama – Law & Crime
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An Alabama man who authorities said possessed a “meth-fueled attack squirrel,” was arrested Thursday night on multiple felony accusations unrelated to the drugged mammal.

Mickey Paulk, 35, was arrested and taken into custody in Lauderdale County after a week-long search conducted by authorities in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. The manhunt for Paulk made national headlines following the execution of a search warrant on his apartment on June 17 which revealed that Paulk had kept a “meth fueled attack squirrel.”

Following execution of the warrant, the sheriff’s office arrested one man and were still searching for another which turned out to be Paulk. They also stated that during the search of the premises they found “meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor, and a squirrel.”…

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Turns Out Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned Slaves – Big League Politics

Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is descended from Irish slave owner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in Jamaica, who recruited massive numbers of Irish migrants to Jamaica to work on his sugar plantations after the British empire abolished slavery.

Kamala Harris’ father Donald Harris wrote an essay entitled “Reflections of a Jamaican Father” for Jamaica Global Online, in which he made a startling admission (emphasis added):

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me).

The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church…

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More Calls For Queer Mayor’s Resignation – Washington Free Beacon
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South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) faces growing calls for his resignation in the wake of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. The incident occurred in the early morning of June 14 and snapped racial tensions that have been tightening since Buttigieg demoted Darryl Boykins, the city’s first black police chief, in 2012.

Buttigieg held a town hall on June 23, but South Bend’s black community reacted with fury. They pointed to racial conflicts within the SBPD as well as the department’s fraught relationship with the black community, demanding swift change.

Six shootings occurred the weekend of his town hall. In one instance, a witness reported that the shooter was aiming specifically at police…

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Welsh Farmer Bought 13th Century Castle By Mistake – Daily Mail

A farmer has revealed how his family bought a 13th century castle from a Welsh Lord – by mistake. Gwylim Morris and his family only wanted to buy a simple farm when they snapped up a parcel of land in the Welsh countryside.

After the deal had gone through the stunned family realised they had accidentally taken over one of Wales’ most iconic castles too.

Carreg Cennen stands on top of a hill in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, just 200m away from Gwylim’s new front door at Castle Farm. Having rented the land near the castle from Lord Cawdor of Pembroke, as tenants on his farm on the outskirts of Llandeilo, the Morris family decided to secure the land for prosperity.

However upon purchasing the bundle of land they noticed an unexpected detail in the paperwork, the red line indicating the property boundary showed Carreg Cennen castle to be in their possession…

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New Video Show Violent Antifa Terrorists Attacking Elderly Man With Crowbar, Mace – Summit
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A new video from Saturday’s rally in Portland shows Antifa criminals macing an elderly man in the face while attacking another man with a crowbar The vicious assault was even more brutal than that sustained by Andy Ngo, who was doused with quick drying cement hidden in milkshakes.

“Portland Antifa beats an elderly man bloody with a crowbar. As another man attempts to help, he is hit in head with crowbar then sprayed in face with mace,” tweeted the woman who posted the video.

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin subsequently revealed that the two men were named Adam and John and were merely at the event to support Haley Adams, who was previously assaulted by Antifa…

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Trump Deregulation Will Boost Household Income By $3,100, Report Finds – Daily Signal

The Trump administration deregulation efforts will raise incomes by about $3,100 per household over the next five to 10 years, and sharply reduce prices for consumers, according to a report released Friday by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

“The deregulatory efforts of the Trump administration have also removed mandates from employers, especially smaller businesses, and have removed burdens that would have eliminated many small bank lenders from the marketplace,” Casey Mulligan, the chief economist for the Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters Friday. “These deregulatory actions are raising real incomes by increasing competition, productivity, and wages.”

The Council of Economic Advisers report is titled “The Economic Effects of Federal Deregulation Since January 2017: An Interim Report.”

The report takes a sampling of 20 major deregulatory efforts, which it projects alone will save consumers and businesses about $220 billion annually, and increase after-inflation incomes by 1.3%…

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Photos Show Freak Summer Hailstorm Coating Roads With 5 Feet Of Ice In Guadalajara, Mexico – Business Insider
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A freak hailstorm blanketed large parts of Guadalajara on Sunday, coating the southwestern Mexican city’s roads with up to 5 feet of ice. The city had been experiencing temperatures of about 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) in the days before the unexpected storm.

Dozens of vehicles were swept away, and cars and trucks were submerged. There were also reports of damage to homes and businesses. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths, though there were two reports of people showing signs of hypothermia, according to Agence France-Presse.

The hail mainly hit Rancho Blanco and the industrial zone, toward the southeastern parts of the city, said Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, the governor of Jalisco…

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Russia To Tow Controversial Nuclear Power Station To Arctic – The Hill

Russia will tow a controversial floating nuclear power plant to the Arctic next month, CNN reported Sunday. The Akademik Lomonosov will float next to a small Arctic port town of Pevek, nearly 4,000 miles away from Moscow.

The move will allow the plant to provide electricity to settlements and companies extracting hydrocarbons in the Chukotka region, according to CNN. The floating plant, which will be the farthest north nuclear station in the world, has received criticism from environmental groups.

The Lomonosov platform has been dubbed “Chernobyl on Ice” or “floating Chernobyl” by Greenpeace, referring to the Soviet power plant that melted down in the 1980s. Rosatom, the state company in charge of Russia’s nuclear projects, has been fighting against this nickname, saying such criticism is ill-founded.

“It’s totally not justified to compare these two projects. These are baseless claims, just the way the reactors themselves operate is different,”…

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Billionaire Bernie Marcus To Donate Majority Of Fortune, Support Trump For Re-Election – Fox Business
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Billionaire Bernie Marcus has already given more than $2 billion to upwards of 300 organizations, and he said he plans to donate the majority of his fortune while he’s still alive and support President Trump for re-election in the 2020 presidential election.

The Home Depot co-founder told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over the weekend that he will continue to look for worthy causes to donate to in the years to come. Marcus, 90, added that 80 to 90 percent of his wealth will go to the Marcus Foundation when he dies to fund other organizations such as medical discoveries, helping children with autism and veteran support.

“I want to live to be 100 because I want to be in a position to give it away to those things that I really believe in,” Marcus told the newspaper…

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“Wealthy” Chicago Households On Hook For $2 Million In Debt Each Under ‘Progressive Solution’ To Pension Crisis – Zero Hedge

Chicagoans are buried under so much pension debt it’s impossible to see how their city can avoid a fiscal collapse without major, structural reforms. The futility of paying down those debts becomes obvious when you try to figure out just who’s going to pay for it all.

The total amount of city, county and state retirement debt Chicagoans are on the hook for is $150 billion, based on Moody’s most recent pension data. Split that evenly across the city’s one million-plus households and you arrive at nearly $145,000 per household.

That’s an outrageous amount, but it would be a clean solution if each and every Chicago household could simply absorb $145,000 in government retirement debt. The problem is, most can’t.

One-fifth of Chicagoans live in poverty and nearly half of all Chicago households make less than $50,000 a year. It wouldn’t just be wrong to try and squeeze those Chicagoans further, but pointless. They don’t have the money…

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London Zoo Having Pride Party For Gay Penguins – The Hill
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The ZSL London Zoo announced it will host a Pride celebration next weekend for its same-sex penguin couples. The zoo said in a release that its colony of 93 Humboldt penguins, which includes three same-sex couples, will all take part in the Pride festivities next Friday.

The zoo also specifically pointed out that its “most famous gay residents,” Ronnie and Reggie, are still together and will be involved the celebration as well. Ronnie and Reggie, who have been together since 2014, captured headlines a few years back after they adopted a chick that had been abandoned by another couple.

“They remain as strong as ever and are often found snuggled up in their nest box together,” the zoo said…

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DemoNazi-Run California Legislature Passes Bill To Put Trannies In Women’s Prisons, Even Rapists – The Federalist

While it should be obvious that women’s prisons are for convicted criminals who are female, California Senate Bill 132, sponsored by state Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), requires men who say they are women to be housed in women’s prisons. he State Senate passed the bill in May, and it passed the state Assembly with very little opposition on June 25.

The bill demands that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ask prisoners their preferred pronouns and gender identity at intake, then house them accordingly. This means that a man need only say at intake that he is a woman to gain access to women’s prison. In passing this bill, California has turned its back on incarcerated women.

In describing the bill, the Legislative Council’s Digest states:

The bill would require staff and contractors to consistently use the gender pronoun and honorific an individual has specified in verbal and written communications with or regarding that individual that involve the use of a pronoun or honorific…

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Trump Meets With Kim Jong-Un At DMZ, Becoming First Sitting U.S. President To Enter North Korea – Sunday Telegraph
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Donald Trump made history on Sunday by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea when he greeted Kim Jong-un with a handshake in a bold diplomatic move to kickstart stalled talks to dismantle his nuclear weapons programme.

The two leaders greeted each other warmly shortly before 4pm at the military demarcation line (MDL) in the joint security area that separates North and South Korea. “Good to see you again. I never expected to see you in this place,” said Kim.

Mr. Trump stepped first across the line, walking for several steps into the North, shoulder by shoulder with Kim. The men then turned back and Kim reciprocated the gesture, walking into the South to waiting reporters…

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Antifa Terrorists Brutally Assault And Rob Journalist Andy Ngo In Portland – Daily Wire

A journalist who regularly covers demonstrations by the left-wing group Antifa has been assaulted and robbed. Andy Ngo, who has written previously about his experiences covering the violent group for The Daily Wire, tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. local time that he had been attacked.

“Attacked by antifa. Bleeding. They stole my camera equipment. No police until after. waiting for ambulance. If you have evidence Of attack please help,” wrote Ngo, who is an editor for Quillette.

One opponent of Ngo’s presence and reporting told him he “wanted” to get attacked and had gone to the protest “to antagonize” the members of Antifa. Others cheered the attack.

Ian Miles Cheong wrote at Human Events that the attack happened while the Rose City Antifa group protested against a group of right-wing provocateurs known as the Proud Boys. Cheong reported that police “responded to the demonstrations by cordoning off various intersections and preventing the groups from clashing.”…

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Manure Pile Spontaneously Combusts To Spark 13,000-Acre Wildfire, Spanish Authorities Say – USA Today
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Spontaneous combustion of a manure pile on a farm likely sparked a 13,000-acre wildfire now burning out of control in northeastern Spain, authorities say.

Television reports showed horses incinerated in the blaze that rolled across the rural terrain, forcing the evacuation of at least 53 residents in Spain’s Catalonia region. Hundreds of sheep also died in the fire and smoke that drew more than 500 firefighters and soldiers to battle the flames, The Guardian reported.

The flames threatened nearly 50,000 acres in the area, said Miquel Buch, the regional interior minister, calling it the area’s worst wildfire in 20 years. “Let us be very aware that any irresponsibility can end up being a catastrophe,” Buch said in a tweet…

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Acting DHS Chief Predicts Up To 25 Percent Drop In Border Crossings After New U.S.-Mexico Agreement – Fox News

The acting head of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday said that he expects the number of migrants apprehended at the border will be lower by up to 25 percent in June than in previous months after Mexico increased its enforcement measures.

“It’s become clear that over the past three weeks since the administration reached a new agreement with Mexico that we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of interdictions on the Mexican southern border, and a sincere effort to address the transportation networks coming through Mexico,” Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan told reporters.

The U.S. and Mexico reached agreement this month on a deal that sees Mexico take “unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration” in exchange for the U.S. dropping proposed sanctions on Mexican imports.

McAleenan said the U.S. was looking to see Mexico increase its deployment of National Guard members to the border, and for the expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols…

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President Trump: U.S.-China Trade Talks ‘Back On Track’ After G-20 Xi Meeting – Washington Examiner
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President Trump said the U.S. would resume trade talks with Beijing and would hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods.

The announcement followed a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka, Japan, during the G-20 summit with world economic leaders.

“We’re right back on track, and we’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters on Saturday. He said the U.S. wouldn’t be lifting the existing 25% tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods but would refrain from the adding tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods for the time being. He indicated that the U.S. could still go forward with them if talks broke down again…

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Female Captain Arrested After Rescue Ship Carrying 40 Migrants Rams Italian Border Force Boat – Daily Mail

The captain of a migrant-loaded German aid ship which rammed an Italian border force boat has been arrested.

An extraordinary standoff between the two vessels off the coast of the Mediterranean’s Lampedusa island was broken when Captain Carola Rackete, 31, plowed into the smaller motorboat which was blocking her ship from port.

Two weeks earlier, Ms Rackete and her crew rescued 40 migrants and had requested permission to drop them off on the tiny Italian-owned island. But the country’s anti-migrant interior minister Matteo Salvini refused to let them disembark on Lampedusa until other European Union countries agreed to take in the asylum-seekers

Five countries offered on Friday home the migrants but still the Italian government did not give permission for the the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 to disembark.

At dawn this morning, Ms Rackete, fed up, steamed towards the shore and in doing so smacked into the much smaller border force motorboat…

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DemoNazi Mayor Of Pittsburgh Who Begged For Syrian Migrants Calls For More Of Them After Aborted Terror Attack – Big League Politics
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is undaunted after a Syrian migrant allegedly plotted to bomb a Christian church earlier this week, and continues to call for more so-called refugees to be dumped into his city.

“Pittsburgh has historically been a home for refugees and immigrants and will continue to be one,” he said. Peduto makes clear that diversity is a religious belief of sorts to him, and he will never waver on bringing third-world foreigners to his city no matter what the cost.

“As people from around the world have sought to flee violence and misery and seek better lives for their families in the United States, I have always been consistent in our message: we welcome all refugees and immigrants…

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Liz Warren Sees Your Slavery Reparations, And Raises You Gay Reparations – SooperMexican

It’s socialist Democrat Christmas, with every presidential candidate acting like Santy Claus but instead of giving toys, they’re giving out taxpayer funded cashola!!!!

On today’s edition of commie Christmas, Liz Warren is going to one up you on slavery reparations, and send every gay person a sweet sweet commie gift!!

Elizabeth Warren
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It wasn’t until marriage equality became law that gay & lesbian couples could jointly file tax returns – so they paid more in taxes. Our government owes them more than $50M for the years our discriminatory tax code left them out. We must right these wrongs. https://t.co/OZQcfVilSs

Here’s some of the article:

LGBTQ+ Americans have historically received unjust treatment by the United States government, but some politicians are now looking to correct past wrongs…

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Israeli Company Unveils World’s First All-Electric Passenger Plane – Zero Hedge
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An Israeli startup called Eviation Aircraft unveiled the world’s first commercial all-electric passenger plane last week at the Paris Airshow, reported GeekWire. Called Alice, the all-electric plane is powered by three rear-facing pusher-propellers, one in the back and two at the wingtips that rotate.

Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told reporters that the plane seats nine passengers and can travel 276mph at 10,000ft altitude over the distance of about 650 miles.

Flight testing is expected in the near term at Moses Lake’s airport in partnership with Seattle-based AeroTEC. The plane is scheduled to enter service by 2022, could transform small distance travel across America…

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Acting DHS Chief ‘Sabotaged’ ICE Raids By Leaking Plan To Washington Post – Zero Hedge

Since the Washington Post spoiled the surprise and published a report about the Trump Administration’s plan to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum – prompting the administration to cancel the raids – many have probably been wondering why somebody inside would break President Trump’s longstanding policy of not telegraphing your moves in advance.

Well, now that question appears to have been answered by the Washington Examiner:

The acting head of DHS, Kevin McAleenan, reportedly leaked the details of the operation (he traveled alongside the WaPo reporter who broke the story earlier this week) in what sources described as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the raids.

According to several sources who spoke with the Examiner, McAleenan had opposed the raids for months. The acting DHS head, is said to be more concerned with what Congressional Democrats and the ‘Never Trumpers’ think of his performance than most other members of the administration…

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Congressman Nunes: FBI Hid Information Undermining Christopher Steele’s Credibility From Congress For Two And A Half Years – Gateway Pundit
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, went on with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.

Rep. Nunes told Maria the FBI was hiding documents from Congress for two-and-a-half years. Nunes believes US Attorney John Durham will find out who in the FBI was hiding these documents from Congress that prove the Obama Department of Justice knew the Steele Dossier was a fraud when they used it to spy on the Trump campaign in early 2016.

Rep. Nunes also went off on the “possessed” Democrats.

Rep. Nunes: You have the Democrats in Washington DC, you have the media in DC are possessed individuals…

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Trey Gowdy: FBI Gave ‘Two Different Kinds Of Defensive Briefings’ To Trump And Clinton In 2016 – Washington Examiner

Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy suggested that the FBI gave preferential treatment to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016 when advising the presidential candidates on how to deal with the threat posed by foreign actors.

During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Gowdy referenced how the campaigns of both Clinton and then-candidate Donald Trump received counterintelligence “defensive” briefings, but claimed they were not the same.

Gowdy said the FBI provided “two different kinds of defensive briefings to candidates depending on who you like and who you don’t,” and coupled with how the FBI withheld transcript material from the FISA court, “then your bias begins to impact the investigation.”

Prior to Gowdy’s assertion on this week’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” there had not been any indication that Trump’s briefing was different than Clinton’s…

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Trump Says U.S. To Hit Iran With ‘Major’ New Sanctions Monday – Times Of Israel
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U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose “major” new sanctions on Iran in two days – a move sure to exacerbate tensions with the Islamic republic inflamed by the downing of a U.S. spy plane.

Trump tamped down the threat of military action on Friday, when he called off retaliatory strikes at the last-minute because the response was not “proportionate” to the drone’s destruction over the Strait of Hormuz.

But he had said military action is still an option and brandished the threat of sanctions ever since. Now, he has set a timetable for fresh punitive economic measures to heap more pressure on an Iranian economy already reeling from the sanctions in place since Trump withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Tehran…

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As Senator, Creepy Joe Biden Pioneered Unconstitutional Civil Asset Forfeiture Targeting Minorities – Big League Politics

Presidential contender Joe Biden is trying to make himself seem palatable for the radical socialist base of the Democratic Party to be its nominee to take on Trump in 2020, but his record – including blazing the trail for civil asset forfeiture nationally – is proving quite problematic.

Then-Senator Joe Biden introduced the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act in 1983 to give federal agents sweeping new powers to seize assets from private citizens before they were convicted of a crime.

The following year, the 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act supported by Biden got state and local law enforcement into the unconstitutional mix by creating the “equitable sharing” program to give them up to 80 percent of the moneys from assets seized by the feds, to further facilitate the practice across the nation.

These Biden-backed laws were an egregious assault on the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution by taking a suspect’s property without the due process of law…

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President Trump To Nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper As Secretary Of Defense – Fox News
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President Trump plans to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper as the nation’s next defense secretary, the White House announced Friday evening. Esper is set to start as acting defense secretary Monday following the departure Friday of current acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, the Washington Post reported.

The transition at the Pentagon comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran, following Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone over international waters and the country’s suspected involvement on attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this month.

President Trump had announced Tuesday that Shanahan was withdrawing from consideration for a permanent appointment to lead the Pentagon because of family matters…

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President Trump To Congress: I’ll Give You Two Weeks To Fix Immigration Laws, Then Mass Deportations Begin – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump is delaying previously scheduled deportations to work on a “solution” with Congress, the President announced in a tweet Saturday.

“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” Trump said. “If not, Deportations start!”

Trump announced last week that he would begin deporting the estimated nearly 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

“They will be removed as fast as they come in,” said of illegal immigrants at the time.

Trump’s announcement generated outrage from Democrats such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who called the planned deportations “inhumane & unwise.”…

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Insane Leftists Update: UC Santa Cruz To Remove ‘Offensive’ Bells From Campus – Breitbart
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UC Santa Cruz has announced that it will remove historic bells from the “Spanish Missions” after members of the community called them offensive.

According to a report by Campus Reform, the University of California, Santa Cruz, will remove a major historical artifact from campus. The reason? Many in the UC Santa Cruz community argued that the artifact is offensive.

The “Spanish Mission” bells were used between 1769 and 1833 to highlight the path of the 21 California Missions, which were constructed to evangelize Native Americans. Now, the school views these bells as symbols of past oppression. The university released a statement last week announcing that the bells would be removed from campus…

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Turns Out Trump Did Launch Attacks On Iran, Just Not The Conventional Kind – BBC News

The U.S. launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday as President Trump pulled out of air strikes on the country, U.S. reports say. The cyber-attack disabled computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers, the Washington Post said.

It was in retaliation for the shooting down of a U.S. drone as well as attacks on oil tankers that the U.S. has blamed Iran for, the New York Times said. There is no independent confirmation of damage to Iranian systems.

The U.S. has also imposed sanctions President Trump described as “major”. He said the sanctions were needed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and economic pressure would be maintained unless Tehran changed course.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have risen since the U.S. last year pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and reinstated sanctions, triggering economic meltdown in Iran…

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Insane Leftists Update: California City Proposes Giving Gangbangers Cash Not To Commit Violent Crimes – Big League Politics
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As leftist California descends into bankruptcy and despair, the leftist-run city governments of the state are getting more radical with their liberal schemes to solve the many problems they helped to create in the first place.

The latest mind-boggling trend in California cities plagued with crime is actually paying gang members not to commit violent crimes.

After a 3-2 vote at Thursday’s city council meeting, the local government of Fresno is set to authorize city leaders such as Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer to determine whether the Advance Peace program should be implemented…

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Obama-Appointed Judge Issues Order Blocking Arrests Of Illegal Aliens At Massachusetts Courthouses – Epoch Times

A federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama issued an order blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from making arrests at Massachusetts courthouses.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani granted a preliminary injunction that orders ICE “from civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending Massachusetts courthouses on official business while they are going to, attending, or leaving the courthouses.”

The order is the first in the nation to halt immigration arrests across an entire state, Oren Nimni, an attorney for Lawyers for Civil Rights in Boston, told the left-leaning Boston Globe.

The injunction was granted amid a court battle launched by Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, who filed a lawsuit seeking to block the arrests at courthouses of those illegally in the country. ICE had asked the request for a preliminary injunction to be blocked…

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3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings For UK Economy Have Proved Wrong – Daily Signal
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Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. A dismayed media spouted speculative hysteria about the British economy that spread faster than a fire at a match factory.

Three years after the June 23, 2016, referendum, however, the establishment in Westminster remains incapable of admitting it was wrong. The reality is that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had little obvious effect on the British economy.

Despite doomsday predictions, the British economy since the Brexit vote has not lived down to Brexit opponents’ expectations and has managed to outperform and outrank the other large economies of the European Union…

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Trump Cuts Obama’s Syrian Refugee Surge By More Than 60 Percent – Breitbart

President Trump has reduced the number of Syrian refugees entering the United States by more than 60 percent compared to former President Obama’s surge of Syrian nationals arriving in the country.

Since Trump’s inauguration, he has reduced the levels at which Syrian refugees are arriving in the U.S. Between January 20, 2017, and June 2019, only about 2,419 Syrian refugees have entered the country – nearly 97 percent of which are Muslim and 1.4 percent of which are Christians and Catholics.

Compare this level to Obama’s surge of Syrian refugees between January 20, 2014, and June 2016 when about 6,368 Syrian nationals were granted entry to the country. Almost 99 percent of the Syrian refugees admitted by the Obama administration during this period were Muslim and less than 0.8 percent were Christians and Catholics.

The Obama-to-Trump Syrian refugee flow to the U.S. represents a 62 percent reduction in overall levels from the terrorist-sanctioned country…

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Oregon: Republican Senator Threatens State Troopers, Warns Them To ‘Come Heavily Armed’ – The Oregonian
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Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol.

After Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said Tuesday that his caucus was “prepared to take actions” to prevent passage of a major climate change bill, Gov. Brown announced on Wednesday that she was ready to answer Republican stonewalling by calling lawmakers back for a special session.

Brown hinted that she would be willing to send state troopers to round up Republicans if they walk out in the final days of the regular legislative session…

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Federally Funded Harvard Program Offers Humanized Mice Made With Aborted-Baby Parts For $800-$1,272 – CNS

A federally funded program at Harvard University is offering “humanized mice” made with organs taken from aborted babies for prices ranging from $800 to $1,272, according to the fee schedule Harvard has published online.

This program, which has received $926,682 in grants from the National Institutes of Health over the past 5 years, creates a demand for tissue—including livers and thymuses–taken from aborted babies.

Its current grant of $168,320 was awarded for a one-year period that started on Aug. 1, 2018 and will end on July 31, 2019.

On May 15, CNSNews.com asked NIH and the Department of Health and Services: “Will the NIH extend this grant beyond July 31, 2019? Or will NIH terminate this grant?”

On June 21, HHS indicated to CNSNews.com that this program and another federally funded Harvard program that uses tissue from aborted babies to make humanized mice will not be immediately subject to the new policy…

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More Than 600 U.S. Companies Sign Letter In Support Of Trump’s Tariffs – Daily Caller
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Over 600 companies based in the U.S. signed a letter Friday in support of the tariffs President Donald Trump slapped on China, citing a boost in American jobs and lower costs for their businesses.

The letter, shared first with the Daily Caller before the hearing, will be submitted during testimony Friday before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The USTR has been having hearings all week regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products.

It is the intention of Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), Chief Economist, Jeff Ferry to present the letter Friday morning during his testimony to the USTR…

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Undocumented Democrat Update: Accused Rapist Deported In January Returns, Gets Arrested – Big League Politics

An illegal alien accused of brutally raping a Tennessee woman in January was deported, only to return almost immediately to the United States.

“Records show Javier Morales was accused of pinning a woman against a wall and violating her in January 2019,” according to WVLT. “He was at an apartment with the woman after being hired to paint, reports said.”

Morales was immediately deported after the incident instead of facing trial, and the local District Attorney decided that warrants would be issued for his arrest should he ever return. He was arrested on Monday when he did just that.

He is being held without bail in the Knox County Jail on sexual assault charges.

The ease with which Morales was able to slip back into the United States highlights America’s porous borders amid a time of gridlock on the subject of border security in Washington, D.C…

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Special Prosecutor Approved In Smollett Case, Can Reinstate Charges – Daily Wire
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A Cook County, Illinois judge has ruled that a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the alleged hate crime hoax case involving actor Jussie Smollett, which would allow charges to be reinstated against Smollett.

CBS News Chicago reported that the judge made the ruling because “Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had no authority to hand [the case] off to her top deputy after announcing she recused herself.”

TMZ noted that the judge “used a nautical metaphor to describe the screw-ups” made by Foxx’s office, saying, “There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it floundered through unchartered waters. And it ultimately lost its bearings.”…

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Bernie Sanders: Medicare For All Would ‘Absolutely’ Cover Illegal Aliens – Daily Caller

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders admitted Friday that his Medicare for All plan would cover the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants present in the United States.

Sanders has routinely campaigned on his plan to nationalize the U.S. health care system and provide so-called “free” health insurance to every individual. The plan is estimated to cost more than $32 trillion over the next decade.

“We’re gonna… create a Medicare for All health care system which guarantees health care to every man, woman, and child,” Sanders said during the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) presidential candidate forum Friday. “We will organize the American people around the idea that all people in this country have the right to health care.”

The moderator of the event asked Sanders if his plan would apply to illegal immigrants in the U.S…

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Media Buried Biden’s Love Of Segregationists To Protect Obama – Breitbart
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Joe Biden spent eight years as vice president, and thanks to our useless, partisan, deceitful, fake news media, we are only now learning about Biden’s abiding love for Democrat segregationists.

Joe Biden hearts Democrat segregationists. That is just a fact, a fact that is only coming out now despite his being a public figure for nearly 50 years, despite a public record of his love for Democrat segregationists having been available to the media for just as long.

In fact, until a couple of days ago, Biden was so sure the media would not criticize him, so used to getting a pass on his love for Democrat racists, he was still running around, in this, the year of our Lord 2019, bragging about how much it meant top him to be called “son” (instead of “boy) by a racist Democrat…

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High School Mulls Spending $600,000 To Remove George Washington Murals Because They “Traumatize” Students – Gateway Pundit

A high school in San Francisco is now weighing three options to get rid of what they consider a terribly politically incorrect set of murals of America’s first president, George Washington.

The plans come with astronomical costs: Cover the murals up with a curtain – at a stunning cost of $300,000 – paint over them at $600,000, or cover them up with paneling at $875,000.

Activists argue that two 83-year-old murals are offensive to Native Americans and African-Americans and claim they “traumatizes students and community members.”

A San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) working group says the artwork “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression” and “doesn’t represent SFUSD values of social justice, diversity, united, student-centered.”

“Two of the thirteen panels in the mural series have come under fire since the 1960’s for their controversial depictions of African-Americans and Native Americans,” the Richmond District Blog writes…

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Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens To Work In Congress Approved By Democrat-Controlled House Committee – The Lid

Illegal aliens are now eligible for driver’s licenses in some states, and in March the House voted in favor of extending the vote to people who disregarded the law and entered the United States illegally.

Now there’s another bill trying to give Illegal Aliens the same rights as legal Americans has advanced through the House Appropriations Committee by a party-line vote. The bill would lift a ban on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from being able to apply for positions on the staffs of elected officials.

U.S. law doesn’t “pick on” dreamers or illegal immigrants per se. It expressly bars most non-U.S. citizens from working for the feds.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), a co-sponsor of the bill, celebrated its passage as a means to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to “contribute to our great democracy.”…

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Generic Drug Makers Accused Of Price Fixing By 44 States – Epoch Times
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A majority of U.S. states filed a lawsuit that accuses 20 drug companies of orchestrating a sweeping scheme to inflate drug prices and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on May 11.

Soaring drug prices from both branded and generic manufacturers have sparked outrage and investigations in the United States. The criticism has come from across the political spectrum – from President Donald Trump, a Republican, to progressive Democrats including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is running for president.

The 20 drug companies engaged in illegal conspiracies to divide up the market for drugs to avoid competing and, in some cases, conspired to either prevent prices from dropping or to raise them…

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Leftist Censorship Update: Expert Psychologist Blocked On Twitter For Expressing Clinical Opinion On Transgenderism – PJ Media

In the early hours of Sunday morning, an expert Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity was blocked on Twitter for expressing his opinion informed by clinical experience.

His well-reasoned position was flagged for “hateful conduct.”

On Saturday, Ray Blanchard – the Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto who served on the working work for gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your biological sex) for the DSM V, the gold standard of definitions helping psychologists diagnose disorders for patients – tweeted out his clinically-informed opinion on transgender identity.

He still affirmed the controversial idea that sex-change surgery is the “best treatment” for “carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment,” but he opposed “treating” children who may change their minds…

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Insane Leftists Update: Chips Ahoy! Celebrates Mother’s Day By Posting Video Of Drag Queen On Social Media- Daily Caller
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Cookie company Chips Ahoy! celebrated Mother’s Day by posting a video of a drag queen to social media. The video featured Jose Cancel, an actor using the stage name Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, who competed in the most recent season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

The actor encouraged social media users to buy cookies for “your real mama, your drag mama, whichever mama, somebody, whoever taking care of you, whoever you feel or consider your mama” in the video.

“#HappyMothersDay to your moms, your drag moms and everyone who celebrates you being YOU,” Chips Ahoy! captioned the video, which it posted to Twitter and Instagram. The cookie company was mocked and scorned for the video on social media…

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Jihadists Murder At Least Half A Dozen Catholics During Sunday Mass In Burkina Faso, Torch Church – Deutsche Welle

Gunmen killed at least six Christians in a Catholic church in the Burkinabe town of Dablo on Sunday. The worshippers were attending morning mass when at least 20 men surrounded them and shot six dead, according to a government statement.

“These terrorist groups are now attacking religion with the macabre aim of dividing us,” the statement said.

“Towards 9 a.m. during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church,” the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo said. “They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.”

The attackers then torched the church and set fire to a shop and two vehicles, in the second attack on Christians in as many weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadis.

At the end of April, five Christians were killed in an attack on a Burkinabe Protestant church. The pastor was among those killed in the raid in the small town of Silgadji. Both Dablo and Silgadji are in the north of Burkina Faso…

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Crazed Dipshit Faces Up To 140 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill President Trump, Others – NTD
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A Connecticut man indicted for sending death threats to U.S. President Donald Trump and other threatening communications could face over a century in prison, according to a press release from the Department of Justice on May 10.

The 51-year-old Gary Joseph Gravelle previously resided in New Haven and is also known as Roland Prejean. He was indicted with “threatening to kill, injure, and intimidate people and explode property in Connecticut and elsewhere,” including mailing an intimidation letter with white powder to the president in September 2018.

Gravelle is a part of the white separatist group called American Knights of Anarchy, or AKA, according to The Day…

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DOJ Inspector General Found Carter Page FISA Extensions Were Illegally Obtained, Former Federal Prosecutor Says – Washington Examiner

The Justice Department inspector general has determined the three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant extensions against onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained, attorney Joe diGenova said on Thursday.

In an investigation that began last year, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is examining the Justice Department’s and FBI’s compliance with legal requirements as well as policies and procedures in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to Page as part of a larger counterintelligence probe into Trump’s campaign.

The inspector general inquiry is expected to be completed in either late May or June, and diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said Democrats on Capitol Hill are working overtime to investigate and discredit President Trump.

“They are doing that as a diversionary tactic away from the inevitable conclusions of the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz…

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Pentagon To Transfer $1.5 Billion To Border Wall – Epoch Times
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico, U.S. officials said on May 10, including taking about $600 million from an account meant for Afghan security forces.

“The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes, and revised requirements, and therefore will have minimal impact on force readiness,” Shanahan said in a statement.

Shanahan said that the U.S. military had more than 4,000 service members on the border, along with 19 aircraft. A U.S. official said the latest transfer would include $604 million from funds for the Afghan security forces…

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FBI Uncovers Homegrown Terror Training Camp In Alabama – WEAR

At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump. But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.

The property, similar to another compound in New Mexico the group is now linked to where federal prosecutors say Wahhaj and four other suspects were training children to carry out deadly terror attacks on American soil.

FBI Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity told lawmakers on Capitol Hill there are 850 open domestic terrorism investigations, with 40% racially motivated violent extremism.

In the Alabama case the group may not have carried out an attack, but the remains of a child believed to belong to Wahhaj, who is being charged with kidnapping were also found on the property…

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Poll: Brexit Party Will Win More Votes Than Labour And Conservatives Combined In European Elections, And Would Be Nearly Neck-And-Neck With The Tories In A General Election – Daily Mail
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The Brexit Party will earn more votes than Labour and the Conservatives combined in the European Parliament elections, a new poll claims.

Nigel Farage’s new party is slated to be a formidable force in May’s upcoming ballot, predicted to score 34% of the vote – compared to Labour’s 21% and the Tories’ 11%, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.

The strongest force among the anti-Brexit parties appears to be the Liberal Democrats, who are slated to win just 12% of votes – one point ahead of Theresa May’s party. The Greens would score just eight per cent in the European elections, followed by UKIP and the SNP on four per cent and Change UK on just three per cent, the data says…

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Fugees Founder ‘Pras’ Charged With Funneling Fugitive Malaysian Billionaire’s Money To Obama’s 2012 Campaign – NJ

One of the founders of famed New Jersey rap group the Fugees was charged Friday with conspiring with a Malaysian billionaire to make and conceal foreign campaign contributions during the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States government and for making foreign and conduit campaign contributions, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The presidential candidate was referred to only as Candidate A in the indictment, but was identified in multiple reports as Barack Obama.

The object of the conspiracy was for Low to “gain access to, and potential influence with, Candidate A, and his administration,” with the help of Michel, the federal indictment said.

Michel also was charged with scheming to conceal material facts and two counts of making a false entry in a record in connection with the conspiracy…

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2006 Biden: ‘We Need A Border Wall’ And To ‘Punish American Employers’ Who Hire Illegals – Zero Hedge
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In 2006, former Vice President Joe Biden told a South Carolina rotary club audience that he proudly voted for the Secure Fence Act – authorizing the construction of 700 miles of fencing at the southern US border.

He also called for a crackdown on companies which hire “illegals,” saying: “I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats – and some of you won’t like it – I voted for 700 miles of fence,” adding “But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high, unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and – and you will not like this, and – punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”…

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The Narrative Descends Into Crisis As America Does Fine – Andrew Klavan

The disparity between the news and reality has become so great that it is news in itself. You only have to turn on the TV or pick up whatever you use for a newspaper to find out that America is in a crisis, and you only have to turn the TV off or put the newspaper down to bring that crisis to an end.

American journalists and Democrats – but I repeat myself – are now engaged in creating a fantasy world in hopes it will supplant the reality they can no longer bear.

I suppose this transformation of journalism into imaginative fiction was bound to happen sooner or later. All the elements were in place. One party – the Democrats – controls both the news industry and the entertainment industry.

The same party is convinced that human nature, moral truth and reality itself can be transformed by transforming the stories we tell about them. And for eight years, that party and its media tried to prove that point by telling us a story about Barack Obama…

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Mad Maxine Waters Paid Daughter $50,000 From Campaign Funds For Accrued Debt – Washington Free Beacon
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) paid $50,000 from her campaign’s coffers to her daughter in recent months to chip away at six figures of accrued debt for an operation that pulls in large sums of money for the congresswoman’s campaign committee, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Rep. Waters’s committee disbursed two payments to her daughter, Karen, in the amounts of $42,000 and $8,000 during the first quarter, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. The $50,000 in payments were made to Karen for running a slate mailer, or endorsement mailer, operation from the campaign and were the most paid out by the committee for any activity throughout the first three months of the year…

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Congressman Meadows: FBI “Well Aware The Dossier Was A Lie” Before Moving To Spy On Trump Campaign – Breitbart

A newly-uncovered document suggests that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ), including the FBI, was “well aware” that foreign agent Christopher Steele was trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election with disinformation – and yet still used his materials to spy on American citizens and the Trump campaign, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).

“[O]fficials at the FBI and (Department of Justice) DOJ were well aware the dossier was a lie – from very early on in the process all the way to when they made the conscious decision to include it in a FISA application,” Meadows said Tuesday in a statement to The Hill’s John Solomon. “The fact that Christopher Steele and his partisan research document were treated in any way seriously by our Intelligence Community leaders amounts to malpractice.”

Meadows’ statement came in response to a federal document recently unveiled by a Citizens United lawsuit – an email from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec…

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Leftist Scumbag Arrested After Repeatedly Punching Innocent Pro-Life Advocate At UNC – Washington Free Beacon
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A liberal college student was arrested after punching a pro-life advocate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last month.

Jillian Ward, 19, a pro-choice feminist, assaulted Austin Beigel, who works for the pro-life group Created Equal, after approaching the group’s display on April 2, Fox News reports. Ward claimed to be triggered by photographs depicting aborted children put up by the group.

Ward asked the group if they put up the photos, and then ran towards Beigel after he confirmed they did. Beigel was reportedly punched in the face and also received a blow to the stomach.

“F***ing terrible person,” Ward yelled…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? AOC Wants A Government Bank Operated By The Post Office – Tyler O’Neil

Imagine a big government boondoggle with the disorganization of a poorly-run non-profit organization and “customer service” that treats customers like driver’s license applicants at the DMV. That’s how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wants banking to work.

America’s most infamous former bartender proposed this idea with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the runner-up for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

“We should have a not-for-profit public option for basic banking services, and we should be piloting these projects through the U.S. Postal Service,” Ocasio-Cortez said, apparently with no irony.

In the video, a tired Sanders ends his yawn to make a gesture of agreement.

It seems AOC has heard that 34 million American households are “unbanked” and she thinks the best solution is government – of course! But she also wants to phrase it like the government-takeover of health care: Let’s provide a “public option,” which will eventually become the only option…

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President Trump To Nominate Patrick M. Shanahan As Defense Secretary – Epoch Times
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President Donald Trump intends to nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan as the new Secretary of Defense, according to a White House press release.

“Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability to lead, President Trump intends to nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be the Secretary of Defense,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Shanahan has previously served as deputy secretary of defense and vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing.

“Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the Department of Defense…

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Trump Overhauls Crucial U.S. Appeals Courts At Record Pace: ‘It’s A Generational Change’ – Washington Times

The Senate confirmed Michael Park to be a judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, making him the 39th circuit court judge to be confirmed under President Trump in a process on a record pace that is steadily reshaping the bench.

Judge Park joins Joseph Bianco, confirmed earlier this week, on that bench, bringing the number of Republican-appointed active judges on the chief 2nd Circuit panel to six. With two more vacancies by this summer as judges take senior status, Mr. Trump will soon have a chance to flip control of the circuit, which currently has seven Democratic appointees.

Mr. Trump flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, taking it from a 7-4 Democratic edge in judicial appointees in 2017 to a 7-6 Republican edge among active judges.

The circuit courts are below the Supreme Court but, because so few cases end up before the justices, the circuits are where many consequential cases are decided. That makes Republicans’ focus on circuit judge confirmations huge, both sides say…

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Turns Out Mueller Outsourced Parts Of Trump Investigation To ‘Private Contractors’, And He’s Refusing To Say Who They Were – Chicks On The Right
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Ok – so this is fishy.

The government has blown millions upon millions of OUR taxpayer money on this ridiculous investigation.

Mueller was appointed, and he put together a huge team to work for him. All for what? For him to OUTSOURCE the work to unnamed private parties.

According to Real Clear Investigations:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent more than $732,000 on outside contractors, including private investigators and researchers, records show, but his office refuses to say who they were…

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China Tariffs Rise To 25% Even While Trade Talks Persist – Breitbart

The U.S. hiked tariffs on a basket of goods imported from China to 25 percent on Friday morning.

The new tariff rate, which applies to around $200 billion of Chinese goods previously subjected to a 10 percent tariff, took effect just hours after officials from the U.S and China wrapped up a “working dinner” to discuss a possible trade deal.

Around $50 billion of Chinese goods, mostly high-tech items used by businesses, were already tariffed at the 25 percent rate. An additional $320 million or so of imports from China has not yet been subject to the new duties although president Trump has said he plans to raise tariffs on those goods as well.

Last year, the U.S. government studied Chinese economic policy and concluded that the Asian nation was engaged in systematic theft of the intellectual property of U.S. companies. When the Trump administration said it would impose tariffs in response to the Chinese behavior, China cut off trade talks for months…

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Trump Administration Halts Disability Dues Scheme – Washington Free Beacon

Labor organizations will no longer be allowed to skim dues money from the checks of Medicaid patients under new rules adopted by the Trump administration.

The Department of Health and Human Services’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted a new regulation that will prohibit states from siphoning money from caregiver reimbursements to third parties. The rule takes direct aim at state policies enacted to enrich union coffers.

“State Medicaid programs are responsible for ensuring that taxpayer dollars are dedicated to providing healthcare services for low-income, vulnerable Americans and are not diverted in ways that do not comply with federal law,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a release. “This final rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment.”

Several states have used forced dues schemes in the past to automatically deduct union fees from the reimbursement checks intended to pay for the care of disabled citizens…

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Bolton Warns Iran: Carrier Strike Group, Bombers On Way To Middle East – CNS
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The U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier group and a bomber task force to the “U.S. Central Command region” in a message to Iran and its proxies, National Security Advisor John Bolton said late Sunday.

“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,” Bolton said in a statement.

“The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack…

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Trump Merchandise Sales Skyrocket As Dems Provide So Much Fodder For New Designs – BizPac Review

Though the infamous and now thoroughly debunked Russian collusion delusion conspiracy theory made a mockery of America’s justice system and cost taxpayers $30 million, it did produce one serendipitous side-effect: a fabulous new “line” of swag.

Available for sale everywhere, from eBay to Amazon to President Donald Trump’s own website, this new “line” of swag is designed to mock congressional Democrats, their media allies and their deranged base for having fallen for the greatest conspiracy theory of the 21st century.

Over on the president’s website, for instance, conservatives can purchase collusion delusion swag ranging from t-shirts with the words “collusion delusion” emblazoned on them to even an automobile decal that contains a literal screenshot of the tweet the president sent immediately after special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion concluded two months ago.

“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” he tweeted on March 24, a day after the Mueller investigation concluded…

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Muslim Terrorists Launch 90 Rockets At Israel From Gaza, Prompting Air Strikes – Epoch Times
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Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of rockets toward southern Israel on May 4 local time, Israel’s defense forces (IDF) said. This prompted air strikes in return.

The IDF posted a Twitter post, accompanied by a video, saying: “We have just started carrying out an aerial strike of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza. If you want to know why, take a look at what it feels like to be an Israeli living in southern Israel today and you’ll understand:”

The IDF said in posts to Twitter that more than 90 rockets have been fired from Gaza at southern Israel, and that its Iron Dome Aerial Defense System had intercepted “dozens of them.”…

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President Trump Revives National Program To Exclude Illegals From Jobs – Breitbart

President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly reactivated a computer check that warns employers when their new employees are likely to be illegal immigrants.

Democrats, however, are protesting the new push to protect American families from illegal immigrants in the nation’s job market.

The so-called “no-match” letter warns employers that their employees’ claimed Social Security Numbers are suspect – and so allows the employers to minimize their legal risks by quietly firing the employees who do not have a right to work. The program was stopped by President Barack Obama mainly because it was so effective at warning employers.

“It is a very good thing,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. She continued:

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Move Over Happy Meals: Burger King Now Offers ‘Pissed Meals’ – PJ Media
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Lots of people eat fast food when they’re depressed. All those carbs cheer them up for a minute, until they remember how fat they are. Finally, a burger joint is catering directly to sad, mopey people who are too numb to care.

Get it? Because McDonald’s has Happy Meals. McDonald’s is trying to tell you how to feel, but Burger King is listening to your feelings. Or something. At least we don’t need to watch any of those people eating Burger King. The ad is depressing enough already.

This kind of reminds me of OK Soda, which was Coca-Cola’s early ’90s attempt to cater to disaffected young people. I was one of them, and it didn’t work, but at least it was kind of funny. This is just weird…

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Magic Wand Update: U.S. Creates 263,000 Jobs In April As Unemployment Falls To 49-Year Low – MarketWatch

The numbers: The U.S. created 263,000 new jobs in April to help drive the unemployment rate down to a 49-year low, the latest cue pointing to a rebound in the economy after a slow start in the new year.

The increase in hiring was concentrated at white-collar businesses, construction and health care. The only sector to suffer a big drawback was retail, whose employment fell for the third straight month.

The increase in new jobs easily topped the 213,000 forecast of economists surveyed by MarketWatch.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, slipped to 3.6% from 3.8% in March, marking the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said. The decline in April stemmed from nearly a half-million workers dropping out of the labor force, but by the any measure, layoffs and unemployment are scraping a 50-year low…

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AG Barr Launches Wide-Ranging Probe Into 2016 FBI Spying – Zero Hedge
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Attorney General William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Panel this week that he has assembled a team at the Justice Department to probe whether the spying conducted by the FBI against the Trump campaign in 2016 was improper, reports Bloomberg.

Barr suggested that he would focus on former senior leaders at the FBI and Justice Department.

“To the extent there was overreach, what we have to be concerned about is a few people at the top getting it into their heads that they know better than the American people,” said Barr.

Barr will also review whether the infamous Steele dossier – a collection of salacious and unverified claims against Donald Trump…

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Ukrainian Embassy Confirms DNC Contractor Solicited Trump Dirt In 2016 – The Hill

The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.

In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country’s president to help.

In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly’s office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country, in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.

Chalupa later tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment on Manafort’s Russian ties on a U.S. visit during the 2016 campaign, the ambassador said…

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Democrat Mayor Of Baltimore Resigns In Disgrace – Fox News
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Baltimore’s embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday amid state and federal investigations into whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children’s book “Healthy Holly” to disguise kickbacks.

The announcement, effective immediately, ends weeks of uncertainty surrounding the first-term Democrat.

“Sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and to the credibility of the office of the mayor,” Pugh’s attorney Steven Silverman read in a statement from her. “Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward.”

Calls for Pugh to resign had intensified in the past few days…

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Trump Effect: U.S. Steel Announces $1.2 Billion Investment To Upgrade Pennsylvania Facilities – Conservative Treehouse

The U.S. Steel and Aluminum industry has been a key focus of President Trump in an effort to reestablish a critical industry for America. Part of the administration strategy was broad-based tariffs aimed at curbing China’s dumping of government subsidized product globally. The broad global application of the tariffs defeated the Chinese trans-shipment strategy to avoid them.

Despite opposition from Wall Street republicans and democrats purchased by K-Street lobbyists, the administration policy has been exceptionally successful at driving investment into the U.S. manufacturing base. The multinationals are furious.

(U.S. Steel) United States Steel Corporation is investing more than $1 billion in the place where our reputation as a trusted industry leader was first forged more than a century ago: our Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh.

The investment involves the construction of a cutting-edge, sustainable endless casting and rolling facility at Mon Valley’s Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, Pa…

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Florida House Passes Bill Allowing Teachers To Arm Themselves At School – Newsmax
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Florida’s legislature on Wednesday passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a program launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of preventing another such massacre.

Florida’s House of Representatives voted 65 to 47 to pass the bill after hours of debate over two days in which the Republican majority thwarted Democratic efforts to amend, stall or kill the measure. Florida’s Senate approved it 22 to 17 last week.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law, enabling school districts wishing to take part in the voluntary Guardian program to arm those teachers who pass a 144-hour training course…

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Senate Confirms Trump’s 100th Judicial Nominee – Washington Examiner

President Trump hit another milestone in his efforts to reshape the federal judiciary, with the Senate clearing his 100th judicial nominee Thursday.

The president and Republican-controlled Senate have made judicial nominations a top priority, and the confirmation of Rodolfo Ruiz to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida brought the number of Trump’s judicial appointments into triple digits.

In addition to confirming Ruiz, the Senate is also set to clear two more nominees to federal district courts in Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania. If those two nominations win approval, Trump will have tapped 102 judges to the federal bench.

Trump’s judicial appointments include two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, 37 federal appeals court judges, and 61 federal district court judges.

In anticipation of the milestone, the president lauded the work of the Senate in confirming his judicial nominees…

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CNN Sucks: Primetime Ratings Down 26 Percent, While Fox News Dominates – Newsbusters
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The latest cable-news ratings had a harsh ring for CNN. Mark Joyella at Forbes wrote an article headlined “CNN Drops 26% In Prime Time As Fox News Dominates April Cable Ratings.” How do you like them Fact Apples, CNN?

The disastrous news for Russia-obsessed liberals that the Mueller Report would not lead to the immediate end of the Trump presidency must have put CNN’s viewer base in a deep depression.

The numbers were brutal:

CNN’s total audience in prime time was well under a million viewers – 767,000 – while Fox News led all cable channels with a total audience of 2.395 million…

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Leftists Mull Removing George Washington Murals From California High School Because They ‘Traumatize’ Students – Daily Wire

A high school in Northern California – George Washington High School, to be specific – is mulling over a push to remove two 83-year-old murals from its hallways. Critics advocating for their removal say they are offensive to Native Americans and African-Americans. They say the pair of panels “traumatizes students and community members.”

A San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) working group says the murals should be removed and put in storage to protect the students.

“SFUSD convened a ‘Reflection and Action Working Group’ that was comprised of members of the local Native American community, students, school representatives, district representatives, local artists and historians,”

Laura Dudnick, spokeswoman for the district, wrote in an email to The College Fix. “At its conclusion the group voted and the majority recommended that the ‘Life of Washington’ mural be archived and removed because the mural does not represent SFUSD values,” the letter continued…

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Rep. Meadows Files Criminal Referral Against Nellie Ohr After New Emails To DOJ About Russian Collusion Surface – Gateway Pundit
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Nellie Ohr, wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr was criminally referred to the Justice Department Wednesday by House Republicans after hundreds of new emails surfaced, contradicting her previous statements to Congress.

A series of “Hi Honey” emails from Nellie Ohr to her top DOJ husband Bruce Ohr surfaced and suggested Hillary-funded oppo research was being funneled into the DOJ during the 2016 election through a backchannel between the happily married Ohr couple.

Nellie Ohr previously told Congress that during the 2016 election, she worked for Fusion GPS to help them connect Trump and Manafort to Russian organized crime. New Nellie Ohr emails discovered through a FOIA lawsuit show evidence to the contrary…

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Child Sex Offender, Transgender Prostitute Grooms Kids At ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ – Big League Politics

After revealing that Houston public libraries allowed a sex offender to groom children at controversial ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ programs, the Houston MassResistance whistle-blower group has found that another pedophile has been given intimate access to young children at these perverted events.

Houston MassResistance uncovered that William Travis Dees, who is a member of a draq queen group called the “Space City Sisters,” has been participating in Drag Queen Story Hour events in the town. Dees is a child sex offender who brags about his time as a transgender prostitute.

“He was photographed at a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) event carrying a rubber chicken – a symbol used by homosexuals to indicate a sexual preference for young boys,” the Houston MassResistance wrote in a post.

Dees’ stage name is Liza Lott, and he has served as a “greeter” during story hour to give himself special access to the children as their parents usher them in to have their souls warped…

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Ted Cruz Masterfully Destroys Democrats And Their Obsession With Mueller’s Letter To Barr – Right Scoop

Ted Cruz finally got his chance to question AG Barr in Wednesday’s judiciary hearing and while doing so he proceeded to masterfully expose the ludicrousness of Democrats obsessing over the Mueller letter to Barr that came out Tuesday night:
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This is classic Ted Cruz.

Here’s a snippet if you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing. The “19 pages” in the quote to the executive summaries Mueller wanted Barr to release:

So their entire argument is: AG Barr, you suppressed the 19 pages that are entirely public, that we have and we can read, that they know every word of it, and their complaint is it was delayed a few weeks…

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Border Patrol Announces Largest-Ever Group Of Migrants Arrested: 424 People – Washington Examiner

Border Patrol agents stationed on the U.S-Mexico border arrested a group of 424 people who illegally crossed into New Mexico on Tuesday morning. Authorities said the group is the largest ever apprehended at once.

The massive group of primarily Central American families and children traveling without parents arrived in Sunland Park, a suburb of El Paso, Texas, shortly after midnight.

Hours later, a second group of 230 people illegally crossed the border and surrendered to agents from the El Paso Sector. The second collection was also made up of families and children from the northern countries of Central America.

Border Patrol’s parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, said the groups are not traveling to the U.S. on their own, they are paying human smugglers and cartels to get them into the U.S.

“Criminal organizations continue to exploit innocent human lives…

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Muslim Cop Mohamed Noor Found Guilty Of 3rd-Degree Murder, 2nd-Degree Manslaughter In Damond Shooting – KMSP
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A jury found former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2017 shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Noor was immediately taken into custody. His sentencing is set for Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m. The jury of 10 men and two women deliberated for 10 hours before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon.

The trial began on April 1, but it took more than a week to seat the 12-person jury. Over the course of the next three weeks, the jury heard from more than 61 witnesses. They received the case at 2:15 p.m. Monday afternoon…

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Smoke Bomb Attack Fails To Silence Black Pro-Life Speaker At University Of Texas – College Fix

Ryan Bomberger knows what it’s like to face opposition on campus.

The black pro-life activist was shouted down at Harvard Law School and called a “fucking piece of shit.” Student government leaders at an elite Christian college accused Bomberger, who was conceived in rape and adopted, of making people of color on campus feel “unsafe.”

And now he knows what it’s like to be smoked out of his own speaking engagement.

Rather than ignore the event, attend and ask pointed questions, or stage a peaceful protest, an unknown protester set off a smoke bomb during Bomberger’s appearance at the University of Texas-Austin Monday night.

The smoke bomb triggered the fire alarm in the building where the Young Conservatives of Texas were hosting the event. After the attendees were evacuated, the event went forward with no issue in another building.

No group has taken credit for the act and no suspect has been apprehended so far…

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