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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Sunday (05/19/19)


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Rapid DNA Testing Reveals A Third Of Migrants Faked Family Relationship With Children To Claim Asylum During ICE Pilot Of The Procedure In Texas – Daily Mail

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.

ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 per cent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner.

The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.

‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.

It is unclear whether every family unit was tested during the pilot, or only those who raised some sort of red flag. An ICE spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment…

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Petition To Remove Rashida Tlaib For Fake Address Lie Surpasses 300,000 Signatures – Big League Politics
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Democrat Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is facing nationwide calls for her resignation or removal from office after Big League Politics exposed that Tlaib lied about her address in order to illegally register to vote, run for office, and represent a state House district that she did not live in – violating federal and state laws in the process.

Rashida Tlaib illegally pretended to represent a state House district in Detroit even though she lived the whole time in suburban Dearborn, which should have led to her removal from office in the state legislature.

The Michigan Bureau of Elections is aware of the growing scandal, and current state senator Jon Bumstead of Michigan put word to BLP through an intermediary that Rashida Tlaib did in fact violate the law…

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Woman Repeatedly Stabs Her Boyfriend Because He Didn’t Buy Her A Birthday Gift, Cops Say – Crime Online

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend during a recent altercation. The incident reportedly occurred this week during what had been a celebration of the suspect’s 55th birthday.

According to WFSB, police reports allege that Georgia Zowacki was under the influence of vodka on Wednesday when she confronted her boyfriend in their West Newton residence.

Armed with a box cutter, she allegedly stabbed David Rea multiple times and threatened to kill him, as reported by the New York Post.

“She stabs me four times,” he reportedly told investigators. “Then she went to my neck and said, ‘I’m going to kill you.’”

The violent encounter stemmed from Zowacki’s complaint that Rea neglected to properly celebrate her birthday, police allege. Her boyfriend reportedly treated her to a birthday dinner – but she was expecting a present, cake and a card, which he did not provide…

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Pollsters Blindsided Again: Australian Labor Party’s Surprise Defeat Echoes Hillary, Brexit – PJ Media
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Australia’s Labor party was supposed to have won yesterday’s election handily. Their surefire formula for victory of increased taxes, heightened spending on climate change and engagement with China would bring in the votes. Then the unexpected happened: Labor lost.

Australia’s Liberal-National Coalition government has returned to power in the 2019 federal election, despite polls consistently predicting victory for the opposition Labor Party. The most surprising result for Labor came from the state of Queensland. Now, many people are comparing the shock result to the 2016 US election and the UK’s Brexit referendum, which both defied opinion polls.

Few if any of the pollsters predicted it…

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House Democrats Vote To Expand Civil Rights Act Of 1964 To Include Trannies As A Protected Class – National Review

House Democrats voted unanimously Friday in favor of legislation that would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as protected classes. The bill, which passed 236-173 with the support of eight Republicans, would protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Conservative critics of the legislation, however, argue that it would harm biological women by eliminating certain protections they currently enjoy, such as the right to compete against other biological women in sports. If signed into law, the Equality Act would require that public schools allow boys who identify as girls to compete in girls’ sports.

“People need to wake up. This radical bill is going to totally eliminate women’s and girls sports,” Representative Debbie Lesko (R., Ariz.) cautioned in an op-ed published Thursday.

A group of Republicans led by Representative Vicky Hartzler held a press conference Thursday to state their opposition to what they referred to as the “inequality act.”…

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Mentally Retarded Congresswoman Claims Pro-Life Republicans Want To Create “Hell On Earth” – CNS
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Pro-life Republicans actually want to create “hell on Earth,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed Friday on Twitter:

“To the GOP extremists trying to invoke “the unborn” to jail people for abortion: Where are you on climate change? OH right, you want to burn fossil fuels til there’s hell on Earth. If they were truthful about their motives, they’d be consistent in their principles. They’re not.”

By supporting laws to restrict abortion, pro-life Republicans are trying to turn the U.S. into “a far-right Christian theocracy… led by a mad king,”…

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Trump Plans To Invoke Insurrection Act To Boot Illegal Aliens – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump is planning on using the Insurrection Act to remove illegal immigrants from the United States, The Daily Caller has learned. According to multiple senior administration officials, the president intends to invoke the “tremendous powers” of the act to remove illegal immigrants from the country.

“We’re doing the Insurrection Act,” one official said.

Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders. The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south.

An official expressed concerns that Trump’s use of the act’s powers would face legal challenges, pointing to the lawsuits against the president’s travel ban from majority-Muslim countries. However, as the official noted, the travel ban ultimately prevailed in the Supreme Court…

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SpyGate Shake-Up: Prime Minister Of Italy Fires Top Officials From Italian Intel Agencies – PJ Media
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In a surprise move Wednesday, Giuseppe Conte, the prime minister of Italy, fired the top management of three Italian intelligence agencies. The move is being seen as the Conte government’s response to the previous government’s coordinated surveillance activity with U.S. intelligence officials during the 2016 U.S. election.

Il Giornale reported:

As revealed by La Repubblica , the Conte government has requested that four deputy directors – two from the Information Security Department (Dis), one from the External Security Information Agency (AISE) and the other from the Internal Security Information Agency (Aisi) – voluntarily resign…

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Trump Says Campaign Was ‘Conclusively Spied On’; Calls It ‘Treason’ – The Hill

President Trump on Friday asserted that his 2016 campaign had been “conclusively spied on” by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to “treason” and demanding jail time for those behind it.

In a tweet, the president said “nothing like this has ever happened” while calling for prison sentences. “A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!” he continued.

The president’s tweet comes days after Attorney General William Barr announced the appointment of a U.S. attorney to review the decisions that led to the establishment of an investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference.

The attorney general infuriated many Democrats on Capitol Hill earlier this year when he asserted that “spying” on the Trump campaign had occurred in 2016, while declining to take a position on its legality…

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Trump Pulls $1 Billion From California Over Bullet Train Debacle – Daily Wire
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On Thursday, the Trump administration audaciously decided to flip a proverbial middle finger at the state of California and its socialite Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom. The middle finger came in the form of Trump’s Department of Transportation nixing a whopping $928.6 million in previously loosely agreed-upon federal funding to help assist California’s fledgling high-speed rail project.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The Trump administration made good on its threat to cancel nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s troubled high-speed rail project after Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would scale back its scope.

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Two More U.S. Warships Travel To Persian Gulf As Tensions With Iran Escalate – Zero Hedge

In the latest provocation against Tehran by the U.S., two Navy destroyers have entered the Persian Gulf as the American military continues to add to its assets in the region to head off any planned ‘aggression’, USNI reports.

The USS McFaul and USS Gonzalez traveled through the Strait of Hormuz Thursday afternoon without being challenged by IRGC forces in the area.

They join the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is stationed in the Gulf of Oman, as well as a strike force that includes several B-52 bombers, as the U.S. continues to build up its military presence in the region. Another Aircraft Carrier, the USS Kearsarge, is anchored off the coast of the UAE.

According to USNI, if the US wanted to attack Iran from the water, its ships would be better off outside of the Persian Gulf, where it would be more difficult for Iranian missiles to reach them, and where they would be outside of Iran’s “domain awareness.”

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Nancy Pelosi Was For Merit-Based Immigration Before She Was Against It – John Merline
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On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for proposing immigration reforms that would shift the country toward a more merit-based system.

“I want to just say something about the word that they use, ‘merit.’ It is really a condescending word,” she said at her press briefing. “Are they saying most of the people that come to the United States in the history of our country are without merit because they don’t have an engineering degree,” she scoffed, dismissing the president’s idea as “non-merit – it means merit in the eyes of Donald Trump.”

Pelosi is entitled to her own views on immigration reform. But it wasn’t long ago that she was offering fulsome praise for a another immigration bill that also would have implemented a merit-based system for immigration…

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Most Federal Crimes Involve Immigration, Drugs And Are Executed By Hispanics – Judicial Watch

As the illegal alien crisis along the southern border worsens, distressing government figures show that nearly half of all federal crimes in the United States are perpetrated by foreigners who are not American citizens and that immigration cases account for the largest single type of offense.

Non-U.S. citizens committed 42.7% of all federal crimes in 2018, according to a report issued by the United States Sentencing Commission, the independent agency created by Congress decades ago to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing.

The document also reveals that 54.3% of the 69,425 federal offenders last year were Hispanic.

“Immigration cases accounted for the largest single group of offenses in fiscal year 2018, comprising 34.4% of all reported cases,” the agency writes in its annual report to Congress. “Cases involving drugs, firearms, and fraud were the next most common types of offenses after immigration cases…

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Illegal Alien Charged With Killing At Least 12 Elderly Women – Washington Times
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A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday.

Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, said 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir was indicted Tuesday on six more counts of capital murder in the deaths of women ranging in age from 76 to 94.

Chemirmir, a Kenyan citizen who was living in the U.S. illegally, also is charged in nearby Collin County with two counts of attempted capital murder for similar attacks there, according to county court records…

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U.S. Air Force Has Deployed 20 Missiles That Could Zap The Military Electronics Of North Korea Or Iran With Super Powerful Microwaves, Rendering Their Military Capabilities Virtually Useless With No Collateral Damage – Daily Mail

The U.S. Air Force has deployed at least 20 missiles that could zap the military electronics of North Korea or Iran with high-power microwaves, rendering their military capabilities virtually useless without causing any fatalities, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

Known as the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), the missiles were built by Boeing’s Phantom Works for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and tested successfully in 2012. They have not been operation until now.

The microwave weapons are fitted into an air-launched cruise missile and delivered from B-52 bombers. With a range of 700 miles, they can fly into enemy airspace at low altitude and emit sharp pulses of high power microwave (HPM) energy that fry computer chips, disabling any electronic devices targeted by the missiles with causing any collateral damage.

Mary Lou Robinson, the chief of the High Power Microwave Division of the Air Force Research Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base, has confirmed to DailyMail.com that the missiles are now operational and ready to take out any target…

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill To Ban Abortions At Eight Weeks – The Hill
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The Republican-led Missouri Senate early Thursday morning passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. State senators passed the bill on a 24-10 vote, The Associated Press reported. It must now be approved by the GOP-controlled state House before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) has voiced support for the legislation, saying Wednesday that Missouri is “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country.”

The bill would only allow the procedure to be performed in cases of medical emergencies, not rape or incest, the AP noted. The Missouri Senate passed the legislation hours after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed a law banning abortion in almost all cases…

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Socialism Leaves South Africa In The Dark – Daniel Greenfield

Nearly 150 years after electricity came to South Africa, the country is in the dark. The blackouts can strike at any time and then lights, hot water and even major industries vanish into the darkness.

Storing perishable food in the fridge has become a gamble. The meat you buy today may be inedible tomorrow if the rolling blackout arrives and lasts long enough to destroy all the food you cooked.

With rolling blackouts that can last for as long as twelve hours, South Africans have grown used to eating by candlelight and heating water the old-fashioned way. Those who can afford it have been stocking up on generators. But the demand is so high that it can take a month to even obtain a generator.

It’s not just homes and small businesses. Factories and mines are struggling to maintain the country’s industrial base when power can vanish for the entire workday…

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Pro-Baby-Killing Leftist Speech-Nazi Arrested For Stealing Pro-Life Sign – LifeNews
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Pro-life advocates filmed a student being arrested recently at the University of North Carolina after she allegedly stole one of their signs.

Created Equal, which caught the incident on film, said their team was doing pro-life outreach at the Chapel Hill university when a pro-abortion student ripped a sign out of their hands and then walked away with it.

The video shows Austin Beigel, a member of Created Equal’s outreach team, telling the young woman not to take their sign and then calling police. Beigel is the same pro-life advocate who was punched in the face by another female student April 2 at the university, the group said…

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Trump Judicial Nominee Confirmed To 9th Circuit Court Over Democrat Objections – Washington Times

The Senate confirmed Kenneth K. Lee to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, giving President Trump reinforcements against the most consistently liberal circuit in the country. The California lawyer cleared the Senate by a vote of 52-45.

His approval means 10 GOP-appointed active judges are on the circuit, compared with 16 Democratic appointees. That’s up from a 7-18 split at the beginning of Mr. Trump’s term, and there are still three vacancies to be filled.

Mr. Lee won a seat traditionally filled by a California pick – which outraged both of the state’s Democratic senators, who tried to sink his nomination by not returning their blue slips, the Senate’s home-state courtesy tradition.

“There was no need to proceed with Mr. Lee’s nomination over our objections,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. “Lee’s record shows that he is far outside the legal mainstream.”…

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Yet Another Violent, Pro-Baby-Killing Leftist Caught On Video Assaulting An Innocent Pro-Life Activist – Daily Wire
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A pro-life woman in Huntsville, Alabama, was physically assaulted by a feminist earlier this month as she was protesting abortion outside the Alabama Women’s Center abortion clinic.

The pro-life woman, identified as Mary Baggett, captured the assault on video and posted it to social media; her caption read: “This lady attacked me at the baby murdering mill! I believe the deathscorts were inciting her and her friend/boyfriend. I saw them being buddies with them earlier and hugging them. I’m ok but my hand is bruised and swelling up. My hands, feet and back are hurting. It could have been worse. Thank You Father for Your protection”

In the video, Baggett is on the sidewalk with other pro-lifers holding signs about abortion…

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Swedish Bombing Crisis Continues: 50 explosions So Far This Year – Gateway Pundit

We have previously reported on The Gateway Pundit about the insane number of explosions taking place in Sweden, unfortunately these attacks seem to continue. Recently, innocent bystanders, including a 12 year old girl was injured.

Official statistics from Sweden shows the extent of the problem with bombings, and it’s much worse than most would imagine, especially considering the peaceful image that Sweden once had.

* In 2017 the police were dealing with 211 explosions.
* During 2018 the number dropped slightly to 162.
* So far this year there has been over 50 explosions in Sweden.

In April this year, a 12-year-old girl was injured in an explosion in the city of Malmِ when a nearby garage was blown up. A few weeks later it happened again, in the same city. This time a woman who was out walking her dog was injured when a nearby restaurant was blown up…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (05/16/19)


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Tesla Issues Software Update To Prevent Cars From Randomly Bursting Into Flames – Zero Hedge
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For those that were alarmed by our reports over the last three weeks of Teslas in China and Hong Kong appearing to spontaneously combust, don’t worry: there’s a software update for that. At least, that is the company line that Tesla wants you to believe while it continues to investigate the cause of recent incidents of parked Tesla vehicles catching fire for apparently no reason at all.

Tesla has started putting out a software update that will change battery charge and thermal management settings in Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, according to TechCrunch.

Tesla claims that the software update is being done out of “an abundance of caution”. The company says it’s supposed to “protect the battery and improve its longevity”…

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban Into Law – Breitbart

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the Human Life Protection Act into law, one that makes most abortions in the state at any point during pregnancy illegal, except those necessary in order to prevent “a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.”

“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” Ivey said Wednesday upon signing the bill. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

“To all Alabamians, I assure you that we will continue to follow the rule of law,” the governor continued, observing the law is similar to the law in Alabama prior to 1973:

In all meaningful respects, this bill closely resembles an abortion ban that has been a part of Alabama law for well over 100 years…

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Prevent Foreign Espionage Through Communication Networks – Townhall
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to protect America’s communication networks. The move was made as a way of allowing the federal government to prevent companies from doing business with other countries, including the Chinese firm Huawei, the Washington Post reported.

In particular, Trump is concerned that the United States’ adversaries are exploiting our telecom technology and services’ vulnerabilities.

“The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America safe and prosperous, and to protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure…

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Virginia Uber Driver Turns Out To Be Alleged Somali War Criminal – Big League Politics

An Uber driver in Virginia turns out to be an accused Somali war criminal known for torturing enemies, according to Wednesday reports.

“I do this full time,” Yusuf Abdi Ali told CNN reporters who hitched a ride with him. “They just want your background check, that’s it.”

Ali’s background check apparently turned up no crimes in American databases, but a quick internet search of his name shows that he is alleged to have brutally killed several people in his native Somalia. A Somali farmer, Farhan Warfaa, traveled all the way to the United States to sue Ali in civil court, alleging that Ali shot his brother five times at point blank-range after torturing him.

“Ali was the commander of the Somali army’s notorious fifth brigade responsible for “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist province of Somaliland during the Barre regime of the 1970s and 1980s, according to the complaint brought by the California-based Center for Justice and Accountability,” said a Guardian report…

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Go Pound Sand!: White House Refuses Democrat-Controlled House Judiciary Committee’s Request For Documents – The Hill
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The White House is rejecting a sweeping request from the House Judiciary Committee for documents, suggesting the panel is attempting a “do-over” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and calling on it to narrow its scope.

“It appears that the Committee’s inquiry is designed, not to further a legitimate legislative purpose, but rather to conduct a pseudo law enforcement investigation on matters that were already the subject of the Special Counsel’s long-running investigation and are outside the constitutional authority of the legislative branch,”

White House counsel Pat Cipollone asserted in a 12-page letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday…

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Traveling Carnival Worker Confesses To Killing 3 Young Women In Less Than 3 Weeks; Claims All Were Accidents – Crime Online

Authorities in Virginia say a traveling carnival worker has confessed to multiple murders. According to WJHL, 23-year-old James Wright says he dumped the bodies of female victims from three separate homicides in the same body of water – the North Fork Holston River near Mendota in Washington County.

The women had been reported missing earlier this year, specifically a few weeks beginning at the end of February. Officials from local rescue agencies took part in a search of the area on Friday.

According to court records, Wright told investigators that he had met each of the victims through his position with a carnival. He is accused of storing a .22-caliber rifle at his grandparents’ residence, using the same firearm in each homicide.

The first alleged victim was Elizabeth Vanmeter, who was reported missing in mid-March. He reportedly told police that he accidentally killed her after a fight on February 28 and initially buried her body near his home…

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Alabama Senate Passes Bill Making Abortion A Felony – Washington Times
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The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion, outlawing the practice even in cases of rape and incest and providing an exception only when the life of the mother is in danger.

The measure, one of several proposals to curb abortion being pushed in various states, could ultimately spark a legal battle that paves the way for a new challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that generally legalized abortion in the United States

“It’s to address the issue that Roe. v. Wade was decided on. Is that baby in the womb a person?” said Rep. Terri Collins, the bill’s sponsor. The Senate passed the bill on a 25-6 vote, after the House passed it 74-3 several weeks ago…

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Trapped Nebraska Farmer Cuts Off Own Leg With Pen Knife – BBC News

A Nebraska farmer has sawed off his own leg with a pen knife after becoming trapped in farming equipment. Kurt Kaser, 63, was moving grain from one silo to another when he was pulled into an auger – a tube with an interior shaped like a screw.

He was forced to cut off his lower leg with a 3in (7.6cm) pen knife and crawl to the nearest phone for help.

The farmer spent weeks in hospital and rehabilitation before returning home to Pender near the Iowa border on Friday.

The farmer was working alone on his 1,500-acre (607-hectare) property on 19 April when the accident occurred. Unable to find his phone to call for help, Mr Kaser watched as the machine tore his foot off and mangled his lower leg as it pulled him further inside.

The farmer then took out his pen knife and cut off what remained of his limb below the knee.

“The bone stuck out down to my ankle,” told Omaha World-Herald…

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Montana Governor Joins Horde Of Democrat Presidential Candidates, Then Promptly Embarrasses Himself – Right Scoop
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Some nameless Montana Governor decided to waste a lot of time, effort, and money and join the HORDE of Democratic candidates heading like witless socialist lemmings into the Trump meat grinder. Then he completely embarrassed himself, his family and his ancestors. In public.

Dayammmmm. Buddy, seriously. If you’re running for president you better be prepared for the question, “uhm, who are you and why should I vote for you?” And when that is asked, you better damn well have a better response than, “uhm, I’m a dad.”

Wow. NOT that there’s anything wrong with dads, I would vote for a dad for president. BUT. You need more than that. So, uh, google yourself and see what, if any, qualifications for president you might have accidentally picked up…

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Why Freedom Of Speech Should Apply To Google, Facebook And The Internet – Daniel Greenfield

“But, it’s a private company.”

It’s a familiar argument. Bring up the problem of Google, Facebook and Twitter suppressing conservative speech and many conservatives will retort that it’s a free market. The big dot com monopolies created their own companies, didn’t they? And we wouldn’t want government regulation of business.

In a FOX Business editorial, Iain Murray writes that breaking up dot coms like Google would be “a repudiation of conservative principles”. He argues that “Twitter is a private company” and that “there is no positive right to free speech on Twitter or any other private venue.”

“The same goes for the president’s attacks on Google and the complaints of conservative censorship,” Diane Katz writes at the Heritage Institute. “These private enterprises are not obligated to abide any sort of partisan fairness doctrine.”

The talking point that Google, Facebook and Twitter are private companies that can discriminate as they please on their private platforms, and that the First Amendment doesn’t apply, is in the air everywhere…

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Comedy Legend Tim Conway, Star Of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ Dead At 85 – Fox News
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Tim Conway, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor who embodied a gang of hilarious characters on “The Carol Burnett Show,” including the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball, has died at age 85.

Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to his rep Howard Bragman. His daughter, Kelly, told Fox News on Tuesday her father is “at peace now.”

“The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever,” Kelly told us. “He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven. We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon…

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Oklahoma Man Tells Eloy Police Wife Died, But He Took Her Along For Rest Of Road Trip – Arizona Republic

A 70-year-old man was stopped on Interstate 10 in Arizona on Monday with his dead wife strapped in the passenger seat.

Eloy police, in a statement released Monday, said Rodney Puckett of Oklahoma was stopped in the area of Toltec Road, south of Casa Grande, by an Eloy police detective for a traffic violation.

The officer, identified as Eloy Detective Adam Edmonds, was speaking with Puckett when he noticed a dead woman sitting in the passenger seat, police said. The woman was identified as Puckett’s wife, 74-year-old Linda Puckett.

Rodney Puckett explained to Edmonds that he and his wife had been on a road trip when his wife died at a hotel in Texas.

“He moved her body into their vehicle, continuing towards their destination,” the police statement said…

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Monsanto Forced To Pay $2 Billion In Damages After Jury Determines RoundUp Caused Cancer – Big League Politics
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Controversial chemical company Monsanto will be forced to pay a stunning $2 billion in damages after a California jury found their herbicide RoundUp had resulted in two plaintiffs being diagnosed with cancer.

Plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed that they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as the result of using RoundUp for decades, and the jury found their claims to be credible. There are over 13,000 of these types of lawsuits pending, and the precedent could pose a serious threat to the corporate giant.

The Alameda County Superior Court’s findings come in contradiction with declarations made by federal bureaucrats. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a statement claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, poses no public safety hazard…

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Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Kill 165, Wound 145 In First Week – Breitbart

Islamic terrorists, mainly the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), carried out more than 30 attacks in over ten countries during the first week of the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, killing at least 166 people and injuring 155 others, a Breitbart News count shows.

That means, so far, jihadis have killed an average of 24 people and injured 22 others each day during the first week of the holy month. In 2019, Ramadan, a time when Islamic extremists believe Allah doubly rewards martyrdom and jihad, began at sunset on May 5 and is expected to last through sundown on June 4.

Breitbart News’ count excludes attacks that took place on May 5. This week, the Ramadan death toll covers 33 incidents that took place in ten countries between May 6 and 12: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria.

During the first week of the holiest month for Muslims, Breitbart News determined that Afghanistan (61 deaths, 44 injuries) and Iraq (29 deaths, 27 injuries) were the deadliest countries…

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ICE Breaks Up Massive Marriage Fraud Scheme, Charges Nearly 100 People – Epoch Times
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Nearly 100 people have been indicted, including an attorney, for participating in a massive marriage fraud ring in Houston, Texas, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The federal agency said the grand jury returned an indictment on April 30 with 206 counts, charging 96 people. So far, 50 people are in custody, according to the agency.

According to the indictment, the scam involves creating sham marriages to help foreign people to attain immigration status and admission into the United States. The main purpose of the scam was to circumvent U.S. immigration laws.

“Marriage fraud is a serious crime,” said District Director Tony Bryson from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Houston.

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Attorney General William Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney To Look Into Origins Of FBI Probe – Breitbart

Attorney General William Barr has assigned the United States attorney in Connecticut to look into the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the Trump campaign, according to reports.

Barr has appointed John Durham for the assignment, according to the New York Times. Durham has a history of investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials.

Barr sent shockwaves through Washington after he acknowledged earlier this year during a hearing that he would review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, and again when he referred to those activities as “spying.”

Specifically, he has said he wants to review whether the FBI had appropriate predicate for spying on the Trump campaign, for example, when it sought a surveillance warrant against former campaign adviser Carter Page.

Barr’s assignment of Durham may indicate that his review of the origins warrants further investigation and action…

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Initial U.S. Analysis Shows Iran Likely Behind Attack On Saudi Oil Tankers – Washington Examiner
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A preliminary U.S. assessment indicates Iran was likely behind the attack that caused “significant damage” to two Saudi oil tankers on Sunday, according to a new report.

A U.S. official told the Wall Street Journal that the early findings in the ongoing analysis show Iran was likely behind the attack that occurred near the Persian Gulf as the two vessels were attempting to head into the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz.

Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih announced the vessels were attacked on Sunday along with at least two other oil-industry vessels. He also said that one of the ships was traveling to a Saudi port in the Persian Gulf to load oil that would head to the U.S.

Few details were offered, but Saudi officials said the engine on the tanker caught fire…

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School District In Washington State Caught Giving Muslim Students “Special Privileges” And Teaching Lessons On Ramadan – Gateway Pundit

Here we go again – Islam, with the help of Hamas front group CAIR is creeping into public schools in Washington state and parents are fighting back.

A cease and desist letter was sent to a school district in Washington state that pushed Islam onto students and was promoted through a Ramadan policy that gave Muslim students ‘special status.’

This is the second school district that has been caught promoting this ridiculous Ramadan policy just in the last week – and surprise, surprise, the ‘Ramadan policy’ was recommended by terror-tied CAIR [Council on American Islamic Relations].

CAIR also suggested that teachers greet students in Arabic (Islamic supremacy) as part of the Ramadan policy.

Ramadan, which falls between May 5 – June 5 this year is considered by Muslims to be their holy month, however, it is a month filled with bloody terrorist attacks…

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Facebook Nazis Shut Down Pro-Populist Italian Pages Before EU Elections – Breitbart
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Facebook has shut down 23 major populist Italian pages with 2.5 million followers just two weeks before the European elections. According to Italian media, the majority of the pages supported the populist parties La Lega (The League) and the 5-Star Movement (M5S) – who currently govern Italy in a temporary coalition.

Facebook has justified its dramatic move by claiming that the sites shared fake news, so-called “hate speech”, and “divisive content” regarding immigrants, vaccines, and Jewish people.

Facebook used information from a report produced by a left-progressive NGO called Avaaz, which deals with “human rights” and environmental campaigns…

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Supreme Court Rules iPhone Users Can Sue Apple Over Alleged App Monopoly – PJ Media

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that iPhone users can sue Apple over its alleged monopoly on iPhone apps. Apple argued that users cannot bring the lawsuit because the company is only selling the apps at the prices set by app developers.

This kind of lawsuit brings triple damages against the company. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion, representing himself and the four liberals on the Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the dissenting opinion, representing himself and the three other conservatives.

“Several customers contend that Apple charges too much for apps. The customers argue, in particular, that Apple has monopolized the retail market for the sale of apps and has unlawfully used its monopolistic power to charge consumers higher-than-competitive prices,” Kavanaugh wrote. He called this “a classic antitrust claim.”

The Supreme Court majority did not “assess the merits of the plaintiffs’ antitrust claims against Apple,” and only focused on one defense from Apple…

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Former St. Paul City Council Candidate Gets Probation For Posting Revenge Porn Of Wife On Campaign Site – Law & Crime
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A former candidate for the St. Paul City Council was sentenced Friday after he put a topless photo of his estranged wife on his campaign website.

David Martinez is set to spend two years on probation for a count of non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, according to The Pioneer Press. The judge ordered him to get a mental health evaluation, stay away from drugs and alcohol, and not contact his spouse. He got credit for 12 days time-served, but would spend almost a year in jail if he violates probation.

Martinez pleaded guilty in March, with prosecutors agreeing to drop the charge from a felony to a gross misdemeanor…

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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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Denver Votes To Become First U.S. City To Decriminalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’ – Reuters
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Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms, based on final unofficial results on Wednesday of a ballot initiative about the hallucinogenic drug.

The initiative called for Colorado’s capital to end the imposition of criminal penalties for individuals at least 21 years of age for using or possessing psilocybin, widely known as magic mushrooms.

The Denver Elections Divisions will certify results on May 16, but the final count on its website on Wednesday was 50.56 percent of voters in favor and 49.44 percent against. If the initiative is approved, psilocybin would still remain illegal under both Colorado and federal law…

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Will “Tackle” Homelessness By Painting Murals Of Homeless People – Washington Standard

The mayor of Los Angeles, a city with a burgeoning homeless population, wants to “help” by painting murals of those who don’t have permanent homes. Only in Los Angeles could an idea so ridiculous be hailed as a means to “tackle” the homeless crisis gripping our nation.

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of LA, outlined his new plan to tackle the region’s skyrocketing homeless population this week. Garcetti said we must now “recognize our common humanity” with murals “highlighting” his city’s escalating housing crisis.

The nation’s second largest city has an estimated 50,000 people living on the streets as rising rents and increased crime threaten to make the crisis worse in the coming months.

“To end homelessness, we have to recognize our common humanity. The #DearNeighborLA murals send a strong message of support for housing homeless Angelenos. The first mural highlights LaShawn, a homeless mother in South L.A. who is working to provide for her son,” posted the Mayor on social media…

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Rep. Jim Jordan: “It’s Called Spying”, And The FBI “Did It” Against Trump – CNS
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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the Democrats are voting to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress and destroy his reputation and authority overall because they are afraid that he is going to investigate how a corrupt FBI and DOJ spied on the Trump campaign in 2016 based on a salacious dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

The fabricated dossier was used to help launch the special counsel investigation, which concluded after two years and $35 million that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.

At the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday where the Democrats voted to hold Barr in contempt for his refusal to release the un-redacted version of the Mueller Report, Jordan said, “Bill Barr is following the law…

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Drunk Illegal Alien Accused Of Killing Couple And Their 10-Year-Old Daughter In Vehicle Crash – Breitbart

An illegal alien, who previously self-deported to Mexico, has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter after allegedly killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter in a drunk driving crash.

Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, a 33-year-old illegal alien, is accused of crashing into the trailer home of 38-year-old Jose Alberto Pacheco and 34-year-old Anna Grisalda Pacheco, the parents of a 10-year-old daughter, Angel Alberto Pacheco-Espinoza, and an 11-year-old daughter, in Sutter County, California, over the weekend.

Huazo-Jardinez, according to police, was driving drunk when he crashed into the Pacheco’s home. The family of four was asleep. The crash left both Jose Pacheco and his wife, Anna Pacheco, dead, along with their daughter Angel Pacheco-Espinoza.

The only surviving family member, their 11-year-old daughter, remains in the hospital following multiple surgeries, according to the Daily Mail…

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Creepy Joe Biden: U.S. Has “Obligation” To Give Healthcare To “Undocumented” Immigrants – Daily Wire
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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a campaign stop in California on Wednesday that the United States has an “obligation” to give healthcare to illegal aliens.

“I think that anyone who is in a situation where they’re in need of healthcare, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for,” Biden said in Los Angeles. “That’s why I think we need more clinics around the country.”

Biden dismissed the notion that many illegal aliens come into the United States illegally through the southern border despite the fact that immigration arrests along the border are at a 12-year high…

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“It’s Pornography”: Parents Outraged As California Targets Kindergartners With Transgender Propaganda – Gateway Pundit

California is targeting children as young as Kindergarten with transgender propaganda in a revised sex education guide for teachers. Even more appalling, middle school students and high schoolers (minor pre-teens/teens) would be recommended to read obscene books describing graphic sex acts.

The California State Board of Education was scheduled Wednesday to consider feedback on teaching about various health topics such as sex ed, tobacco, alcohol and nutrition.

The overhauling of the sex ed curriculum, including gender identity and transgender propaganda to 5-year-olds didn’t go over so well with many parents.

The Associated Press reported that one suggested book for high schoolers is “S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.” It includes descriptions of anal sex, bondage and other sexual activity – depictions California Family Council President Jonathan Keller described as “obscene.”…

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Christopher Steele Made Damning Pre-FISA Confession; FBI Retroactively Classified – Zero Hedge
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Former British spy Christopher Steele made a stunning admission during an October 11, 2016 meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec, just 10 days before the FBI used his now-discredited dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page and the campaign’s ties to Russia, according to The Hill’s John Solomon.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline. – The Hill…

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Six Reasons Why You Should Ignore The UN’s Species Extinction Report – James Delingpole

The United Nations has produced a report warning that a million species are threatened with extinction.

Here is why you shouldn’t take it seriously. It’s politics, not science.

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which produced the report, is a political organisation not a scientific one. Just like its sister organisation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC – in fact.

As Donna Laframboise notes here, both exist purely to give a fig leaf of scientific credibility to the UN’s ‘sustainability’ agenda.

When the IPBES was established in 2010, we were informed point blank that its purpose was “to spearhead the battle against the destruction of the natural world.”

In other words, there’s all sorts of deception here. This is no sober scientific body, which examines multiple perspectives, and considers alternative hypotheses…

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Ocasio-Cortez Blown Away By First Experience With A Garbage Disposal – New Youk Post
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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is learning a lot of new things in Washington – including what a garbage disposal is. The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman posted photos and videos on Instagram showing the apparently “terrifying” contraption at work in her swanky DC apartment and saying she’d never seen one before.

“OK everyone I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few months ago and I just flipped a switch and it made that noise and it scared the daylights out of me,” Ocasio-Cortez can be heard saying in footage.

“I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived,” she later said…

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Appeals Court Rules Trump Can Send Asylum Seekers To Mexico – Daily Caller

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump has the authority to send asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for the United States to adjudicate their claims, handing the president a big win on immigration policy.

The “Remain in Mexico” policy seeks to curb catch-and-release by denying fraudulent asylum seekers the incentive of being released into the interior of the U.S. while their cases proceed in immigration courts.

The circuit court overruled an earlier decision by San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg, who blocked Trump’s policy on the grounds that the administration was making the asylum process too difficult and could be putting migrants at further risk by demanding they stay in Mexico.

The Ninth Circuit temporarily issued a stay in mid-April while they reviewed the case, allowing the Trump administration to continue the policy until further notice…

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Here’s The Viral Anti-Biden Parody Site That’s Outranking His Real Site On Google – Daily Wire
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Google “Joe Biden website” and one of the first non-ad results you’ll find is the link to JoeBiden.info, which is supposedly promoting “Joe Biden for President 2020” – but while you’ll certainly find information about the Democratic presidential frontrunner at the site, it’s not the kind of information the former vice president is hoping to push out to voters.

That’s because JoeBiden.info is a parody site created by a self-described “closest to a libertarian” man who continues to be amazed at how many actual Biden supporters fall for the overtly anti-Biden site.

“Uncle Joe is back and ready to take a hands-on approach to America’s problems!” the parody site announces at the top of its homepage…

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Bud Light… In The Loafers: Anheuser-Busch Goes Rainbow Gay In May – CNS

Bud Light, made by Anheuser-Busch, is launching “its first-ever rainbow aluminum bottle to celebrate World Pride” from May 12 to June 30, a period devoted to promoting and celebrating the agenda of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT).

“Bud Light has been a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community since the 80s and we are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with GLAAD by collaborating with them on this new commemorative bottle that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and everything GLAAD does to support it,” said Andy Goeler, vice president of marketing for Bud Light, in a statement.

GLAAD is a pro-homosexual goup founded in 1985 by a small group of writers and journalists. As it states on its website, “For over 30 years,” GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.”

“The way we see it, our beer is for everyone to enjoy, so we are looking forward to seeing Pride bottles at bars throughout the month of June and beyond,” said Goeler…

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Signs Fetal Heartbeat Anti-Abortion Bill Into Law – Fox News
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat” bill into law Tuesday morning.

Kemp kept his campaign promise in signing the bill, HB 481, technically called the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,” which will prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law allows exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

Before the signing of the bill, State Rep. Ed Setzler pointed to science, law, and the simple fact that common sense says a beating heart is a sign of life and those children should receive the full protection of the law. State Sen. Renee Unterman, a former nurse who ushered the bill through the state Senate, said she has waited her entire time as a legislator for this moment, calling it the “culmination of my political career.”…

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Amid Economic Shambles, Terror: Venezuela’s Chavista Thugs Begin Beheading Dissidents – American Thinker

Apparently, there is no rock bottom to the hell that is Venezuela. Out of the economic shambles – quintuple-digit inflation, food shortages, expropriations, medical meltdown, blackouts, and ruined democracy – terror is now emerging.

Not just street crime, but the kind of reign of terror that went on during the French Revolution, or Lenin’s red terror, or Stalin’s extended horrors, or Castro’s paredon, or Mao’s cultural revolution, or Pol Pot’s Cambodia.

A sort of late-stage, demonic killing spree in the interest of consolidating the hellhole into an absolute dictatorship. Theoretically, the tottering dictatorship then is embraced by relieved citizens of these murder-ravaged hellholes to give thanks for stability’ over the bloodshed that came before.

It’s a sort of collective battered woman syndrome and aspiring tyrants know very well that it works. In Venezuela, it’s the next thing on the socialist menu, and it’s extremely ugly…

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‘Legally Unchallengeable’: ICE To Deputize Police In Sanctuary Cities To Detain Illegals – Washington Times
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Homeland Security officials announced a program Monday that they said will give some police a way to duck sanctuary city policies and still cooperate with ICE by turning over illegal immigrants for deportation.

The plan, announced jointly with Florida sheriffs, would train local police and deputies to arrest people in their prisons and jails based on federal immigration warrants and hold them for up to two days, giving time for deportation officers to collect them.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was the first to sign on. He said he will send 40 deputies for training – enough to make sure at least one is on duty to serve a warrant should U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement alert the department to a target…

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Major Mueller Report Omissions Suggest Incompetence Or A Coverup – Zero Hedge

Robert Mueller’s 448-page “Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” contains at least two major omissions which suggest that the special counsel and his entire team of world-class Democrat attorneys are either utterly incompetent, or purposefully concealing major crimes committed against the Trump campaign and the American people.

First, according to The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland (a former law clerk of nearly 25 years and instructor at the college of business at the University of Notre Dame) – the Mueller report fails to consider whether the dossier authored by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele was Russian disinformation, and Steele was not charged with lying to the FBI.

The Steele dossier, which consisted of a series of memorandum authored by the former MI6 spy, detailed intel purportedly provided by a variety of Vladimir Putin-connected sources.

Steele identified Source A as “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure”…

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Creepy Joe Biden Says He ‘Doesn’t Have Time’ To Explain His Healthcare Plan – Daily Wire
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Joe Biden wants you to vote for him so you can find out what’s in his healthcare plan. That sounds familiar.

During his first weeks as an official presidential candidate, Biden has talked extensively about healthcare being a human “right” (health insurance, however, is not a right) and said he would give everyone the chance to buy into Medicare, stopping just short of supporting rival candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “Medicare-for-all” plan.

The plan would apparently allow Americans to stop relying on private health insurance, but Biden has so far not provided details on how exactly he would get us there…

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Leftist Thug With Chainsaw Threatens “Oregon Women For Trump” Highway Protesters – Gateway Pundit

The “Oregon Women for Trump” group held a highway overpass rally on the Harlow Road overpass on Sunday in Oregon. The women for Trump group brought US flags and MAGA signs to wave at drivers as they went by.

Unfortunately, this was too much for the local leftists. Antifa thugs organized a counter mob to attack the Women for Trump protesters. The antifa protesters blared horns and chanted insults at the Women for Trump supporters.

The leftist Antifa mob wore masks. Even their children wore masks. Only one side covered their faces.

And one antifa thug brought a chainsaw to threaten the women. According to our source at the rally, “He got really close to some of us waving that thing.”

Police were called in to keep the groups separated – because the antifa protesters were threatening violence…

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Pennsylvania’s First Openly Gay Representative Attacks Elderly Woman Praying In Front Of Planned Parenthood – PJ Media
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In what can only be described as a gross violation of the code of conduct befitting a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, new member Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) openly harassed an elderly pro-life woman praying outside a Planned Parenthood in his district.

Not only did Sims, the first openly (and rabidly) gay representative behave like a threatening bully, but he may have committed a crime. According to the Pennsylvania code, criminal harassment is defined thus:

A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person: (1) strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; (2) follows the other person in or about a public place or places…

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YouTube’s Sinister Pedophile Community Continues To Flourish – Daily Caller

YouTube has cracked down on the comment sections of videos featuring minors in them – sort of. Many videos that have young children in them still have comment sections and are still being used to exploit children.

But something far more sinister is skating by YouTube’s algorithms: advertisements for child pornography.

After vlogger Matt Watson released a video that showed how the comment section of videos with minors in them was being used to exploit children, YouTube was forced to take a stance. In March, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, “We are no longer going to allow comments on videos that are featuring young minors and older minors that are engaged in risky behavior.”

YouTube later clarified that “A small number of creators will be able to keep comments enabled on these types of videos. These channels will be required to actively moderate their comments, beyond just using our moderation tools, and demonstrate a low risk of predatory behavior.”…

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Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Stand With Iran Over Terror Attacks In Israel – Neon Nettle
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Controversial Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have stood with Iran’s regime in support of Palestinian terrorists attacking Israel. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, two of three Muslim members of Congress, expressed their support for the rocket attacks against Israel over the weekend.

Since Friday, the Palestinian terrorist groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas fired over 700 rockets into Israel during unprovoked terrors attacks. Israel responded by firing back, strategically destroying military capabilities of the terror groups and killing one of the heads of Hamas.

In response to the attacks, Reps. Tlaib and Omar blasted Israel for oppressing and targetting the rocket firing, people of Palestine…

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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:

Our government knows the name, address, and place of employment of millions of illegal workers…

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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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Head Of Venezuelan Secret Police Breaks With Maduro As Country Braces For Second Day Of Violence – Daily Mail
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The head of Venezuela’s secret police has broken ranks with embattled President Nicolas Maduro as the country braces for a second day violence following the turmoil surrounding a military uprising.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets on Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce resistance from forces loyal to Maduro.

In a possible sign that Maduro’s inner circle could be fracturing, the head of Venezuela’s secret police wrote a letter on Tuesday breaking ranks with the embattled leader. In the letter, Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera said he had always been loyal to Maduro but now it is time to ‘rebuild the country’…

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Media Says Mueller Objected To Barr’s Four-Page Memo On Russia Report, But Mueller Admits His Problem Was With The Media, Not Barr’s Memo – Right Scoop

If you are watching CNN or MSNBC, you’ll know then they are going crazy right now with this news that Mueller wanted Barr to release more initially on his report.

Here’s what the Wapo report says:

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of the investigation into President Trump “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s work, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday by The Washington Post.

Days after Barr’s announcement, Mueller wrote a previously unknown private letter to the Justice Department, which revealed a degree of dissatisfaction with the public discussion of Mueller’s work that shocked senior Justice Department officials, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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President Trump To Designate Obama-Backed Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Organization – BBC News
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The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said on Tuesday. The designation will bring economic and travel sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement, with more than a million members across the Middle East.

The decision follows a White House visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in April. Mr Sisi asked U.S. President Donald Trump to make the move, U.S. media said. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the administration is pushing for the designation.

“The President has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,”…

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President Trump Threatens Cuba With Full Embargo If Castro Continues To Support Maduro Dictatorship – Breitbart

President Donald Trump threatened to level a full embargo on Cuba if they continued to assist Venezuela Dictator Nicolلs Maduro on Tuesday.

“If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba,” Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Opposition leader and recognized president Juan Guaido of Venezuela urged for an uprising against Maduro as the United States voiced support for their effort. Armed troops clashed with Venezuelan citizens rising against Maduro.

“Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!” Trump wrote.

Cuba denied having soldiers in Venezuela, as Maduro’s future continues to be uncertain…

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Socialist Assclowns Ocasio-Cortez And Sanders Remain Silent On Maduro Forces Mowing Down Protesters – Daily Wire
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Socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were completely silent on Tuesday about the situation unfolding in Venezuela as the socialist nation reportedly fired on and ran over protesters.

“Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidَ took to the streets on Tuesday, calling on citizens and the military to back him up in the ‘final phase’ of the interim president’s plan to end the regime of socialist President Nicolلs Maduro,” Fox News reported. “Guaido’s announcement immediately drew support from politicians in the U.S., which said earlier this year it would recognize Guaidَ as the country’s interim president.”

At the time this report was written, neither of the socialist politicians had made any remarks about what was happening in Venezuela…

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Artist Featured In Moron Joe Biden’s ‘America’ Ad Is Actually From Denmark – Daily Caller

An artist featured in former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest campaign ad, which is titled “America: Anything Is Possible,” isn’t actually American.

The ad shows footage of an artist at work while Biden says he’s “more optimistic about America’s chances in the world today than I have been in my whole career.” But the artist isn’t American – he’s Danish, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The Biden campaign purchased rights to the video from a stock footage company, Dissolve Ltd., which had purchased the video from a company called Scandinavian Images Exclusive. Dissolve’s website labels the video: “Medium shot of a man painting in a workshop.”

TheDCNF confirmed the artist’s name with Dissolve, but opted not to identify him by name as he didn’t deal with the Biden campaign directly.

The Biden campaign did not return a request for comment on its use of a foreign artist in an ad about America…

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Charlottesville Judge Rules Confederate Statues Are Protected War Monuments – Breitbart
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A judge has ruled that statues of Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia, are protected by state law – which will likely halt any local efforts to remove the monuments, according to reports on the opinion released Tuesday afternoon.

Local CBS affiliate WCAV reports that Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore defies the recent phenomenon of city councils, schools, and other governing bodies removing historical markers to address modern residents who are offended by what they perceive as endorsements of slavery and white supremacy.

The judge wrote that he would likely overturn any civil judgment that called for the removal of the statues…

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Why Are Clapper And Brennan Not In Jail? – Angelo Codevilla

The clearest of all the laws concerning U.S. intelligence is Section 798, 18 U.S. Code – widely known in the Intelligence Community as “the Comint Statute,” or “the 10 and 10.” Unlike other laws, this is a “simple liability” law. Motivation, context, identity, matter not at all. You violate it, you are guilty and are punished accordingly.

Here it is:

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, …any classified information –

(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or

(2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States… or

(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or…

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ICE Sees Surge Of ‘Fake Families’ At Border Looking To Exploit U.S. Law – Washington Times
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The number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who fraudulently posed as families with juvenile children at the border has soared, authorities reported Monday, saying they have opened about 100 investigations and found more than 25 suspected cases in April alone.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it deployed six new teams of agents to the border in the last two weeks to combat smuggling fraud, and it’s already paying off with the number of investigations.

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said he sent the teams down to try to weed out “fake families using forged documents” to game U.S. immigration policy. Under a policy imposed by a federal judge in 2015, adults who show up at the border with their children are supposed to be held in detention for 20 days or less…

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Trump Directs Officials To Tighten Asylum Rules – Epoch Times

President Donald Trump on April 29 ordered executive branch officials to come up with regulations to toughen the asylum system by streamlining court proceedings, requiring fees to apply for asylum, and prohibiting those who entered the country illegally from obtaining work permits.

The order, issued in a presidential memorandum, is the latest effort in a campaign to address the flood of illegal aliens pouring across the southern border. A large number of aliens claim asylum and are released back into the United States.

The proposals Trump called for would significantly change the asylum system. The officials still need to draft the proposed rules, have them approved by the White House, and go through a number of time-intensive regulatory procedures for the changes to take effect.

Trump administration officials blame faulty U.S. asylum laws for encouraging large-scale illegal migration…

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Report: U.S. Gas, Oil Rank-And-File Workers Earning Nearly $200,000 – CNS
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If you needed another reason to love the fossil fuel industry, look at the pay that many of its rank-and-file workers earn at the oil and gas drilling companies and the refineries. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of annual pay disclosures by big U.S. companies, the median annual income for oil and gas and refinery workers was nearly $200,000 in 2018.

For instance, at Houston-based Phillips 66, the median workers earned $196,407, “the highest of any company in the sector,” said the WSJ. At Anadarko Petroleum Corp, the median was $183,445. ExxonMobil, which employs about 72,600 people, had median pay of $171,375.

Not counting its Speedway convenience store workers, Marathon Petroleum’s median worker pay was $167,607…

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Victims In Tennessee Killing Spree Identified As Relatives Of Killer, Michael Cummins – International Business Times

Tennessee authorities over the weekend identified the bodies of seven people killed in two homes.

Police were called to the first home, located between the towns of Westmoreland and Fairfield, after four bodies were discovered by a family member. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) began searching the area discovering a fifth victim at a nearby home. The area is located just south of the Kentucky border and about 50 miles northeast of Nashville.

Two more bodies were then discovered Sunday at the first location, along with an eighth victim that was still alive and rushed to a hospital.

The TBI announced it had begun a search for Michael Cummins, 25, who was the primary suspect in the murders. The manhunt ended Saturday when Cummins was spotted by a creek bed one mile from the crime scenes by a TBI plane.

According to police reports, Cummins exited the creek bed with multiple weapons, escalating the standoff…

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Venezuela Leaders Confirm Active Coup Attempt In The Country – Zero Hedge
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Multiple reports say a military coup attempt is ongoing Tuesday morning in Venezuela as an anti-Guaido militia loyal to opposition leader and US-backed Juan Guaidَ tries to establish military control of key points across the capital of Caracas and other major cities.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez confirmed via social media the government is in the midst of putting down what’s being described as a “small coup” by military “traitors” working with the right-wing opposition.

The AP has confirmed ongoing clashes between coup supporters and police inside Caracas, including reports of tear gas being fired, moments after Guaido issued statements in a video calling for a military uprising…

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Trump Sues Deutsche Bank And Capital One To Stop Them From Complying With DemoNazi Subpoenas – Gateway Pundit

President Trump, his family and the Trump Organization Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the companies from complying with Congressional subpoenas.

President Trump, his three children, Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric; and his business filed a federal lawsuit in New York’s Southern District against the banks Monday.

“The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage. No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one,” Trump’s attorneys wrote in the complaint filed late Monday.

Trump’s attorneys said the lawsuit is meant to protect Donald Trump, his children and his family business. “The subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One by Chairpersons Schiff and Waters are unlawful and illegitimate,” the statement read…

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Police: Burglars Butt-Dial 911 On Themselves, Are Arrested After High-Speed Chase – WSB
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A pair of bumbling burglars were arrested after apparently butt-dialing 911 while fleeing the scene of a burglary at a Best Buy near Houston early Saturday.

The men are alleged to have knocked off a Best Buy in Sugar Land, Texas, at about 3 a.m. While responding to an alarm at the store, dispatch received a 911 call in the area, Houston police said. But instead of a caller, they heard only background noise.

Authorities said they pinged the cellphone, which was coming from a car traveling toward Houston from the suburban electronics store, and took off in pursuit.

[He] somehow butt-dialed 911, they put it all together, officers were already en route to the alarm call when they got the other 911 call,”…

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Sri Lanka Bans Muslim Burqas After Easter Terror Attacks – Big League Politics

According to a Sunday report, Sri Lanka has banned all types of face coverings – including the Muslim Burqa traditionally worn by females – after last week’s Easter terror attacks that killed more than 300 people.

“The decision to ban all types of burqas and face covers was approved by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena after several bombs ripped through the island nation on April 21,” according to India Today. The island nation announced the ban via press release.

“Any form of face covering that will hinder the identification of a person is banned under emergency regulations,” the release said. “A decision has been taken by the president to ban all forms of face covering that will hinder easy identification under emergency regulations.”

Sirisena called the garment “a security risk and a flag of fundamentalism.” At least one female suicide bomber blew herself up, killing her two children and three police officers in connection with the terror attacks, as police raided her home…

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“Massive” Herpes Outbreak Reported At Coachella Music Festival – Zero Hedge
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People attending the Coachella Music Festival this year are picking up much more than “good vibes” – they are also picking up herpes. According to the herpes tracking app “HerpAlert” there has been a massive outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease in California which is believed to be associated with the Coachella Music Festival.

HerpAlert is an app that allows users to self-report potential cases of the virus in return for access to doctors who can give them a full diagnosis and prescribe medicine.

The app received at least 250 requests for medication per day during the Coachella music Festival, according to The Daily Wire. Most of these requests came from the area of the festival and surrounding towns were festival-goers stay during the event…

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20 Indian Students Commit Suicide After Receiving Bad Exam Results – Sputnik News

About one million students in India attended exams between February and March, and approximately 350,000 failed, prompting parents, student groups, and political parties to protest, the Khaleej Times reported.

Twenty students have committed suicide in India since the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) last week announced the exam scores, according to the Khaleej Times.

The newspaper stated that the announcement was marked by controversial reactions, as there were alleged discrepancies in the results and a series of suicides was triggered among the students.

According to reports, parents put the blame for the suicides on the firm Globarena Technologies Private Ltd that developed the software used for processing admissions, pre-examination, and post-examination results.

On 25 April, Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekhar Rao called for a re-count and re-verification of the answer sheets of all students who failed the tests…

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Trump Effect: Japanese Auto Manufacturers Investing $40 Billion In U.S. – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump revealed at a Saturday night rally in Wisconsin that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him earlier that Japanese auto manufacturers are investing $40 billion in U.S. manufacturing facilities.

“Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe, we’re negotiating trade deals because every country has been ripping us off for years, and I really like the prime minister, he’s a friend of mine, but I said, ‘Mr. prime minister, we gotta do something’,” the president told the crowd of thousands. “For so many decades we’ve been losing tens of billions of dollars to China, and Japan, and Indiana, and name any country and we lost, but we’re not losing anymore.”

Abe has been meeting with President Trump this Friday and Saturday…

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Leftist-Controlled California Spends $178 Million Per Fish To Bring Back Salmon – American Thinker

In California, the water wars are continuing to boil.

Leftie greenies recently hailed the return of… five… salmon, swimming upstream to the San Joaquin river to spawn. Paradise restored! In water-starved California, that was quite an achievement, given that each salmon required 50,000 gallons of water to get the job done, coming at a price tag of $890 million at the low end and $2 billion at the high. And that water came out of the hides of California’s farmers, who got very little of the water they were promised, and paid for, as a result. That’s some use of resources to get those five salmon to swim upstream.

Wayne Western, Jr., at The Sun, writes how this clown show spend-fest came to be:

In 1988, then-Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) developed the first version of the Central Valley Improvement Act (CVPIA). That same year, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit claiming that Friant Dam violated environmental laws…

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Socialized Medicine Update: Canadian Doctors Killed Thousands Of People In 2018 – National Review
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Canadian doctors committed thousands of homicides in 2018. According to an interim report published by the government, in the first ten months of last year, doctors lethally injected 2, 613 patients (with one assisted suicide) – and that doesn’t include the homicides committed by doctors in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut.

This means well over 3,000 people are killed by their doctors each year in Canada, which – if my math is correct – is more than 250 a month, more than 58 a week, and more than eight per day. Heck, that’s about one every three hours.

The report says that about 1.12 percent of all Canadian deaths were caused by euthanasia, a number that is increasing every year. No wonder…

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15 Killed During Shootout At Terrorist Hideout As Sri Lankan Police Round Up Jihadis – Zero Hedge

In the wake of last weekend’s devastating attacks, which killed a total of 253 people across more than six locations, including three churches and three luxury hotels, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to leave no suspect’s home undisturbed as police round up every one in the country of 20 million with even a passing affiliation with Islamic fundamentalist groups.

Sirisena, whose government failed to act on an intelligence memo warning of the impending attacks 10 days prior, has been struggling to rebuild the public’s confidence, claiming that he never saw the memos while firing one of his defense ministers and pushing a police chief inspector general to quit (so far, he has refused).

Yet so far, the raids have been successful, as police have captured dozens of suspects and seized bombs, weapons and ISIS flags.

However, violence has erupted that has caused the total death toll from the attacks to climb. On Friday…

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President Trump Hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe At White House – Epoch Times
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President Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House April 26 for a series of bilateral meetings including trade and regional security. The two leaders are working toward a bilateral trade deal that could give American farmers more access to Japan’s market.

“We have a very big trade negotiation going on right now with Japan,” Trump said during a joint press meeting. “We’ll be discussing very strongly agriculture because as the prime minister knows, Japan puts very massive tariffs on our agriculture.”

In September 2018, both leaders agreed to begin negotiations for a bilateral free-trade agreement. U.S. and Japanese negotiators held a second round of trade talks in Washington this week focusing on agriculture and autos…

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Kim Foxx Subpoenaed To Appear At Hearing On Appointment Of Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett Case – Chicago Tribune

A lawyer seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her top deputy Friday to appear at the first court hearing on the matter.

Sheila O’Brien, a former appellate judge, also filed a “notice to appear” in an attempt to get Smollett to attend the hearing Thursday as well.

Court documents show that O’Brien requested that Foxx and her top deputy, Joseph Magats, as well as Smollett produce their original files and documents on the case to ensure “that they have not been altered or destroyed.”

At an unannounced hearing March 26, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett with little explanation, sparking a firestorm of criticism and calls for Foxx’s resignation by the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police. Just weeks earlier, the “Empire” actor had been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct alleging he staged a racial and homophobic attack on himself…

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“I Will Dispose Of It”: Trump Pulls Out Of UN Arms Trade Treaty Over 2nd Amendment Concerns – Zero Hedge
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President Trump announced Friday that the United States will withdraw its signature from the UN Arms Trade Treaty after concerns were raised by 2nd Amendment activists that it might infringe on Americans’ right to bear arms.

“Under my administration we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone, we will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedom and that is why my administration will never ratify the U.N. trade treaty,” Trump said during the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, according to Fox News.

“I am officially announcing today that the United States will be revoking the effect of America’s signature from this badly misguided treaty, we’re taking our signature back,” Trump added…

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Burrillville, Rhode Island Declares Itself A ‘Sanctuary’ For Gun Owners – CNS

The town council in Burrillville, R.I. unanimously passed a resolution this week declaring itself a “sanctuary town” for gun owners.

According to the Providence Journal, the resolution says the town will support the local police department’s right to “exercise sound discretion when enforcing laws impacting the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment.”

And it says Burrillville will not comply with unfunded mandates that might require the seizure and/or storage of guns or ammunition from otherwise law-abiding citizens.

The resolution’s sponsor, Donald A. Fox, told the town council (the meetings are videotaped) that he introduced the resolution for two primary reasons:

“The first is rooted in history,” Councilman Fox said. “We’re a state that’s had one-party rule for the better part of 85 years. That rule has resulted quite often in legislation and laws that are passed…that really do not do the taxpayers of the state and the residents of the state any good.”…

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Georgia Governor Kemp Bans Moving Confederate Monuments From Their Places of Honor – Big League Politics
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Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill Friday at a ceremony in Chickamauga banning Confederate monuments from being moved from their places of honor to re-education facilities like the kind proposed for “Silent Sam,” the fallen watchman of the University of North Carolina campus.

Kemp will not allow such travesties to occur in the state of Georgia, and his new law creates the opportunity for elected officials in Georgia communities to sue people who damage the state’s monuments – they can be sued for up to three times the cost of the damage.

“This bill will make a lasting impact on countless Georgians,” Governor Kemp stated as he signed the historic bill into law…

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U.S. Economy Grows By 3.2% In First Quarter, Well Above Estimates – Yahoo Finance

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annualized rate in the first three months of the year, according to the first read on gross domestic product from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

This surged ahead of expectations for 2.3% growth, according to consensus economist polled by Bloomberg. In the fourth quarter, GDP grew at an annualized pace of 2.2%. Growth was 2% in the first quarter of 2018.

In its release, the Bureau of Economic Analysis noted that the increase in GDP in the first quarter “reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), private inventory investment, exports, state and local government spending, and nonresidential fixed investment.” Imports, which are subtracted from GDP, also decreased in the quarter.

With analysts looking for signs of inflationary pressures, the data showed prices remained contained. Personal consumption increased 1.2% in the first quarter, higher than the 1% expected and the 0.5% annualized pace in the first quarter of 2018…

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Texas AG Arrests Democrat Mayor Of Edinburg And His Wife For Voter Fraud – Houston Chronicle
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A South Texas mayor and his wife have been arrested on voter fraud charges, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday.

City of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife, Dalia, are charged with illegal voting, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in jail and an up to $10,000 fine, related to his 2017 mayoral election. Molina unseated the incumbent Mayor Richard Garcia after winning by more than 1,200 votes in that election.

“Voter fraud is an affront to democracy and places the decision-making authority of the Texas electorate in the hands of those who have no right to make those choices,” Paxton said in a press release…

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Five-Time Deported Illegal Alien Charged With Kicking Baby To Death – Breitbart

A five-time deported illegal alien has been arrested and charged with kicking a four-month-old baby to death in Shelby County, Tennessee, after learning the child was not his.

Carlos Zuniga-Aviles, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, who has been using the alias “Jose Avila-Agurcia” while in the United States, was charged with murder this week after he allegedly kicked four-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon to death on April 12.

According to police, Zuniga-Aviles became enraged with the baby’s mother, Mercy Lizondro-Chacon, after learning that he was not the child’s father. That’s when Zuniga-Aviles struck Alexander multiple times until he was unresponsive, police said.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed to Breitbart News that Zuniga-Aviles is an illegal alien from Honduras, who has already been deported from the U.S. a total of five times.

Between February 2010 and December 2016, Zuniga-Aviles was deported five times…

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Wake Forest University Hosts No-Whites-Allowed Faculty And Staff Listening Sessions… To Promote Inclusivity – College Fix
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Wake Forest University is hosting a series of “listening sessions” for faculty and staff of color that aim to advance inclusion efforts on campus.

The listening sessions come amid ongoing racial tensions on campus, including a protest Monday at which some students decried the “white supremacy” that allegedly runs rampant at the private, North Carolina institution.

“Dear faculty and staff colleagues, this is a reminder about our upcoming listening sessions on inclusion that I am holding for faculty and staff of color over the next several weeks,” stated an April 18 email from Michele Gillespie, dean of the college, to campus employees…

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Parasitic Leftist Judge Indicted For Helping Illegal Alien Escape From ICE Agent – Boston Herald

A state judge is expected to self-surrender to federal authorities later today on charges she helped a Dominican national in the country illegally for a third time and facing drug charges give a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent the slip.

Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick – who Gov. Charlie Baker nominated to the district court bench in 2017 – was earning $184,694 a year with life tenure this morning when U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced a federal grand jury was indicting her on charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting for interfering with a federal investigation.

“From certain quarters I’ve heard the occasional gasp of dismay or outrage at the notion of holding a judge accountable for violating federal law. But if the law is not applied equally, it cannot credibly be applied to anyone,” Lelling said.

“Are judges special? Sure. But not because of the privileges they have enjoyed. They’re special because they’re entrusted with enormous power…

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Conservative Ads Banned By Google For Condemning Infanticide – Newsbusters
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Google has gone out of its way to attack conservatives. Americas PAC, a pro-life,conservative political action committee run by Tom Donelson, has fallen afoul of Google’s ad policies for creating and running pro-life ads. Americas PAC was permanently banned from advertising by Google on April 5.

The company informed Donelson in an email that “the account will not be reinstated,” and that any attempts to create a new account would result in another suspension. This was after the PAC ran two 10-second ads targeting Democrat senators for their votes against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

The act would provide the survivors of abortions with immediate medical care once the baby was born…

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Hillary Clinton State Department Appointee Pleads Guilty To Spying For China – David J. Harris Jr.

Candace Marie Claiborne had a TOP SECRET security clearance and provided internal State Department documents to Chinese agents in exchange for gifts and benefits.

She has now pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and by hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in exchange for providing them with internal documents from the U.S. State Department.

She was hand-picked by Hillary Clinton, who herself has many ties to China, including the aiding of the sale of top-secret programs to China and Russia.

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“Candace Marie Claiborne traded her integrity and non-public information of the United States government in exchange for cash and other gifts from foreign agents she knew worked for the Chinese intelligence service,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers…

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FBI And IRS Raid Home, Offices Of Baltimore’s Democrat Mayor – Baltimore Sun
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Federal law enforcement agents fanned out Thursday across Baltimore, raiding City Hall, the home of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh and several other locations as the investigation into the mayor’s business dealings widened.

Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the Washington IRS office were executing search warrants at those locations Thursday morning, as well as at least three other addresses associated with Pugh. It was the first confirmation that federal authorities, as well as state officials, were investigating the mayor’s activities.

Pugh remained inside her home during the raids, a police source confirmed.

Shortly after the raids began, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called on Pugh to resign…

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Retarded Leftist Update: Democrat Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Calls For Third Gender Option On Federal ID Cards – Fox News

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris says she supports putting a third gender option on federal identification cards. The Democrat from California backed the idea when asked about it during a town hall Tuesday in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire.

“It’s a simple point. There needs to be another category. And I’m open to the idea of doing that. And I think that it’s a good idea,” Harris told Fox News and New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor during an interview later in the day.

Harris, a former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney, has long fought for LGBTQ rights, including refusing to defend a ban on same-sex marriages.

Harris joins 2020 Democratic nomination rival Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York in pushing for a third option on IDs. Four states – California, Oregon, Washington, and New Jersey – have embraced nonbinary IDs – as has New York City…

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Filipino President Duterte Threatens ‘War’ If Canada Does Not Take Trash Back – Epoch Times
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Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Tuesday to set sail to Canada next week to return garbage dumped in the Philippines several years ago.

“I want a boat prepared. I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or I will set sail to Canada and dump the trash there,” Duterte said, according Philippine News Agency, the government’s online newswire service.

A total of 103 container vans labelled “plastics” from Canada arrived at a Manila port during 2013 and 2014 for recycling. However, the containers were actually filled with Canadian household waste, including adult diapers, electronic garbage, and non-recyclable plastics…

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Hate-Crime Attack On Café Staged, Winnipeg Police Say, After Owners Charged With Mischief – CBC

An anti-Semitic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.

All three members of the family that owns BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last week. The family, however, insists they didn’t fake anything.

“We didn’t, because we don’t joke about swastikas on our walls,” Oxana Berent said in an interview with Ismaila Alfa, host of CBC Manitoba’s afternoon radio show, Up to Speed.

On Thursday evening, police responded to a report of an assault at the restaurant. A woman said she’d been assaulted, and the restaurant was spray-painted with hateful graffiti, police said.

Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said Wednesday the attack was staged.

“The anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism were also falsely reported as being done by outside suspects,” Smyth said…

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‘Fat Sex Therapist’ Compares Fitness Trainers To Nazis, Children’s Dieting To Sexual Assault – Campus Reform
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“I truly believe that a child cannot consent to being on a diet the same way a child cannot consent to having sex,” Sonalee Rashatwar, whose Instagram username is “The Fat Sex Therapist,” proclaimed Thursday from the main stage of St. Olaf College.

She continued, “I experience diet culture as a form of assault because it impacts the way that I experience my body.”

These comments and more were made in the context of her two-hour speech, sponsored by St. Olaf College’s Wellness Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and Center for Equity and Inclusion, on the topic of “radical fat liberation.” The talk included assertions that fitness contributed to the recent Christchurch shooting, that people should “challenge” the rule of law, as well as the authority of and the police…

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GOP-Controlled Florida House Passes Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities – Miami Herlad

The Florida House passed a high-profile Republican bill Wednesday requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called “sanctuary city” policies that shield immigrants who are arrested.

After hours of debate over two days, the GOP-led House voted 69-47 largely along party lines for the measure, sending it over to the Senate where a similar bill is pending.

Florida doesn’t currently have any formal “sanctuary cities” like those in other states. The bill sponsored by GOP Rep. Cord Byrd of Jacksonville Beach would ban those policies and require local authorities to honor detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that can lead to a person’s deportation.

Byrd and other Republicans cast it as a law-and-order measure that is aimed at generating respect for U.S. immigration laws. “We welcome you. But we ask one simple thing: we ask that you follow our laws and our rules,” Byrd said…

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Trump Sending Armed Soldiers To The Border After National Guard Incident – Daily Wire
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President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he intends to send armed troops to the country’s southern border in response to an incident that occurred late last week, where Mexican officials detained two U.S. Army soldiers on the American side of the border and disarmed one of them.

The Daily Wire’s James Barrett reported on the incident Friday, which involved armed Mexican military personnel who pulled aside two U.S. Army soldiers, forcing one to hand over his sidearm. The American soldiers complied, hoping to “de-escalate” the situation.

The Mexican military eventually let the two American soldiers go, and later claimed that they were “confused” over whether they were in American or Mexican territory…

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Activist Judge To Block Trump Rule Cutting Off Funding To Abortion Providers – National Review

A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday that he will grant a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to cut off funding to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers.

Oregon joined 20 other states in seeking a national injunction to block the Trump administration’s proposed rule changes to Title X family planning program.

U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane called the rule change a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy” and said that the so-called “gag rule” preventing doctors from referring to patients to abortion providers infringes on their ability to provide health care, the Oregonian reported.

McShane has not yet specified whether his injunction will apply nationally or just to the plaintiffs in the case, as the Department of Justice requested. Ellen Rosenblum, attorney for the state of Oregon, argued Tuesday that the rule change would deprive low-income citizens of healthcare they rely on…

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