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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday (05/19/18)


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IG Horowitz Finds FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Probe, Refers To Prosecutor For Criminal Charges – Zero Hedge
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As we reported on Thursday, a long-awaited report by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog into the Hillary Clinton email investigation has moved into its final phase, as the DOJ notified multiple subjects mentioned in the document that they can privately review it by week’s end, and will have a “few days” to craft any response to criticism contained within the report, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks. – WSJ…

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Johnny Manziel Signs With Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Smoke Room

Johnny Manziel announced Saturday that he signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Texas A&M Heisman winner tweeted, “Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.”

He also released a short video through Barstool Sports explaining his decision and showing his excitement to get back to playing some football.

It’s been a long time coming for Manziel to get back into professional football, and this is a great step in the right direction for him to get back to the NFL. Two great years in the CFL could pay huge dividends down the road. Most of all, I’m just happy to see Manziel finally bounce back after the tough time he had upon getting to the NFL…

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Notorious Never-Trumper Glenn Beck Switches Sides, Endorses The Donald – Breitbart
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Glenn Beck, the staunch Never-Trump radio host and founder of The Blaze, announced on Friday that he is supporting President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid.

Beck said his decision to finally support the President came after watching the “dishonest and corrupt” media mischaracterized Trump’s comments, in which he described MS-13 gang members as “animals,” on Thursday.

“Media, if you can get me, Glenn Beck, to do this,” he said, “If you can drive me to the point to where I say, ‘You know what, I’ve had enough; I’ll vote for him in 2020’ – you’re making a gigantic mistake.”

During this monologue, Beck put a red “Make America Great Again” hat on his head and announced the symbolic act to his radio listeners…

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Cuba: Boeing 737 Explodes In A Ball Of Flames Moments After Taking Off From Havana Airport – Daily Mail

A Boeing 737 plane has crashed moments after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport – just one day after more than a third of its fleet were grounded over safety concerns.

At least 100 are dead after the internal Cubana de Aviacion flight, which was carrying 113 passengers and crew, including five children, crashed into a yuca field near a high school, in the Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood, on Friday.

Just four survivors were recovered and taken to hospital in critical condition, according to Cuban media. One has since died in hospital.

Photos of the scene show fire crews attempting to put out the still smoking wreckage of the aircraft which was devastated in the crash. Debris was left scattered across the surrounding area after the explosion.

A shocking video of the aftermath shows a victim being stretchered away from the scene…

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Joe DiGenova: Frustrated President May Fire ‘Clowns’ Sessions And Rosenstein – PJ Media
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Attorney Joe diGenova predicted that both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ days are numbered at the Department of Justice during a telephone interview with Newsmax’s Howie Carr Wednesday.

DiGenova’s claim came after the New York Times published a report titled “Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation”. The report has been interpreted by many as an attempt by sources within the “Deep State” to cushion the blow of the imminent DOJ inspector general report, which is expected to be explosive.

In March, President Trump considered adding diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing to his legal team, but conflicts of interest reportedly prevented him from hiring them…

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Scumbag Shoots Up Texas High School, Killing 10 – Washington Times

A gunman descended on a Texas high school Friday morning and opened fire, claiming the lives of 10 people, the majority of them students.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference that there were between eight to 10 fatalities, but warned these were still initial reports. CNN later reported that 10 people were dead, nine students and one adult.

He also said the accused gunman, identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was arrested and one person was detained as well. Both were believed to be students at the school, according to the sheriff.

Mr. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

School officials did not have an exact number of people injured.

Santa Fe Independent School District tweeted that possible explosives have been found in and around the campus…

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Member Of Hillary’s ‘Resistance’ Opens Fire At Trump’s Dural Golf Club In Miami – The Hill
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A man yelling “anti-President Trump rhetoric” was arrested early Friday morning after exchanging fire with police in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Miami resort.

The suspect, who police identified as Jonathan Oddi, was yelling about Trump when Miami-Dade and City of Doral police officers responded to the scene, a Miami-Dade Police spokesman said.

“We are not saying this is terrorism… We are not discounting anything at this point,” according to Juan Perez, director of Miami-Dade Police. Oddi is in custody.

Police received a call about the man at 1:30 a.m. and encountered a man armed with a handgun who fired on officers from the lobby of the resort…

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Durango, Colorado Makes It Illegal To Sit Or Lie On Sidewalks – Your News Wire

A Colorado city council has approved an ordinance that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. Anyone who violates the ordinance, which goes into effect this summer in Durango City, will face fines of up $200

Critics claim the move represents an attack on the homeless.

RT reports: The move is seen by some as an effort to try and clean up the downtown area and make it safer for residents. Business owners and councilors in particular were in favor of the motion.

“People can stand with a sign on Main Avenue all day long and they are absolutely within their First Amendment rights,” Councillor Dick White said. “I think this is achieving what we are trying to achieve,” he added.

Critics argued that it was an attack on homeless people and beggars and that it wouldn’t solve the city’s homeless problem…

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Campbell Soup CEO Calls It Quits – Reuters
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Campbell Soup Co Chief Executive Officer Denise Morrison unexpectedly stepped down on Friday, at the same time the company said it would embark on a review of its vast array of brands and issued a bleak forecast for the year.

Campbell’s stock fell 11 percent in morning trading, hitting a more than five-year low and putting it on track for its worst one-day decline since 1999.

Shares of B&G Foods, General Mills and Kraft Heinz also slipped after Campbell said it anticipates higher import tariffs and freight costs to weigh on profit margins until its fiscal year 2019 ends in August next year.

Morrison, 64, departs the company after seven years at the helm…

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Trump Cuts Funding To Baby-Killers At Planned Parenthood – Washington Times

The Trump administration will announce Friday long-sought cuts in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, multiple news outlets reported.

The proposed rule change in Title X, a $260 million federal program for contraception and “family planning,” will interpret the 1970 law as requiring absolute separation between contraception and abortion activities, effectively making Planned Parenthood ineligible.

“The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official said in an email to the Weekly Standard.

The law says that “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” However, except for a brief period in the Reagan administration, federal bureaucrats have interpreted that as merely requiring that federal money not directly fund abortions…

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Trump Signs Over Presidential Paycheck To VA – Hannity
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President Trump continued to make good on his campaign pledge to donate his presidential salary to charity this week; unveiling his plans to give his first quarter 2018 paycheck to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his decision Thursday, saying the VA will receive his quarterly salary to help the agency promote the well-being and health of America’s heroic service members and their families. The money will reportedly be used to help the VA’s “Caregiver Programs.”

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie officially accepted the presidential donation, saying “President Trump understands the critical role of caregivers in meeting the essential needs of veterans.”…

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Baby-Killing Leftists At Planned Parenthood Slam Trump For Not Recognizing Humanity Of MS-13 Gangbangers – Independent Journal Review

After President Donald Trump referred to MS-13 as “animals” on Wednesday, Planned Parenthood and its former president Cecile Richards ironically called him out for failing to recognize the violent gang members as humans.

“Immigrants are people,” the organization, which performed 321,384 abortions over this past year, tweeted. “They are our neighbors, our friends, and members of the Planned Parenthood family. One hateful man will never, ever speak for all of us.”

Richards also slammed the president, writing, “This moment calls for the President to do serious self-reflection.”

Other leaders in the abortion industry also took to social media to blast President Trump’s words. NARAL, for example, accused him of “dehumanizing” rhetoric.

“Immigrants are human beings and vital members of our communities who deserve dignity and respect – not dehumanizing, racist rhetoric,” the pro-choice organization tweeted…

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Gina Haspel Confirmed A First Female CIA Director, Despite Democrat Obstructionism – Fox News
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Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency and overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm President Trump’s nominee, with six Democrats supporting and two Republicans defecting. Haspel, whose nomination was endorsed by the Senate Intelligence Committee a day earlier, previously was deputy director and has spent her career with the agency.

Trump tweeted his congratulations after the vote.

Haspel earned emphatic support from GOP lawmakers as well as intelligence community members from both Democratic and Republican administrations…

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U.S. Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low – LiveScience

The number of babies being born in the United States continues to fall, with the birth rate reaching a new record low in 2017, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last year, about 3.8 million babies were born in the U.S., which is 2 percent lower than the number born in 2016, and the lowest recorded number of births in 30 years, according to the report.

What’s more, there were about 60 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, which is 3 percent lower than the rate in 2016, and the lowest recorded rate since the government started tracking birth rates in 1909.

The decline in the U.S. birth rate from 2016 to 2017 was the largest single-year drop since 2010, the researchers wrote in the report, which was published today (May 17). The teen birth rate fell 7 percent from 2016 to 2017, to a rate of 19 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19…

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Michigan: First-Ever Muslim Candidate For Governor Comes Unhinged Over Question About Sharia – Creeping Sharia
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Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt.

Colbeck, speaking at a candidate’s forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood’s tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted by Sayed supporters in the left-of-center website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using “unfounded conspiracy theories” against Sayed.

Rather than address Colbeck’s concerns, Sayed called Colbeck a racist Islamophobe whom Muslims “definitely hate.”…

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Nancy Pelosi: Murderous MS-13 Gangbangers Are “God’s Children” With The “Spark Of Divinity” In Them – Daily Caller

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended violent MS-13 gang members in a press conference Thursday, saying they are not “animals,” a term President Trump dubbed MS-13 members earlier this week.

Pelosi first alluded to God, saying, “Some of us who are attracted to the political arena, to government and public service” believe that “we are all God’s children” and “there is a spark of divinity among every person on earth, and we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person.”

She went on to say we must recognize that divinity in others, and it is our responsibility to do so because we have “divinity in us.”

Pelosi then took a soundbite that has been perpetuated throughout the media out of context from the president’s comments on MS-13 gang members and attributed it to all immigrants…

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Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 6 Miles Into The Sky – USA Today
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, the biggest explosion yet driving a plume of ash and debris 30,000 feet into the air and putting Big Island residents on further notice that a bigger blast could still be percolating in the volatile crater.

The state Civil Defense agency said the plume was drifting northeast and warned residents to shelter in place. Driving conditions may be dangerous due to low visibility, the agency warned.

“At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,” the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Kilauea status page. The steam-driven explosion occurred within Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea’s summit at about 4:17 a.m. local time…

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Report: Inspector General Will Declare FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Email Probe – Breitbart

A new report suggests an imminent Inspector General (IG) report may rule that FBI and Justice Department officials broke the law in their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry said Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has “found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s,” adding that the top watchdog official has “referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

In response to growing calls for a second special counsel to probe the Clinton email probe, along with FISA abuses that took place during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in March the appointment of Utah’s top federal prosecutor, John Huber, to probe potential wrongdoing.

It was revealed this week that the Inspector General’s highly-anticipated report was submitted for review…

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Petrified 911 Caller Reports Gunman Near Church; Turns Out It Was Only A Guy Playing A Bassoon – Washington Standard
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Someone in Springfield, Ohio called 911 on a musician after being unable to tell whether the bassoon he was playing was a gun or not. I kid you negative!

Twenty-two-year-old Eric Barga had given three music lessons at Kenton Ridge High School on April 5, 2018 and then drove to Covenant Presbyterian Church for practices of the bell choir.

Barga had arrived at the church about half an hour early. Since the weather was nice outside, he decided to enjoy it a bit in the parking lot while playing his custom-made Fox 610 red maple bassoon.

Apparently, the ignorance of someone in Springfield is so great that they not only couldn’t distinguish a bassoon from a gun but couldn’t hear the music he was playing either…

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Judge Who Let Cop Killer Out Of Jail Keeps Heroin Dealer Out Of Jail Because He Needs To Buy His Kid More Jordans And Doesn’t Want Him Deported – Turtleboy Sports

Last month Judge Timothy Feeley out of Essex County let career criminal, drug dealing, violent felon John Williams out on just $5,000 bail, despite being arrested with unregistered guns, and the fact that the had just crashed while driving impaired.

He had actually lowered the bail from $7,500, which another hack judge had previously lowered. As a result John Williams was free to continue his life as a drug fueled violent felon when he inevitably murdered Officer Eugene Cole in Maine.

You would assume that Judge Feeley would’ve learned his lesson since he literally got a cop killed due to his “easy on crime” policy, and naive belief that violent offenders like this will not offend again.

But wait until you see what he did yesterday…

Source: A Peabody man found with more than half an ounce of heroin hidden in a secret compartment of his Volvo three years ago won’t have to serve time in prison…

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Hero Mom Fatally Shoots Armed Man Who Was Trying To Rob Families Outside Of School – MOR
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A gunman who targeted a group of families gathered for a Mother’s Day celebration at a school in Brazil was fatally shot by an off-duty cop. Katia Sastre was praised by local officials for her bravery and was credited with saving the day.

According to the Washington Post, the governor of Sao Paulo congratulated Sastre on Twitter: “I went… today to pay homage to a very special mother: Corporal Katia Sastre. Her courage and accuracy saved mothers and children yesterday at the door of a school.”

Frightening surveillance video of the incident shows the gunman rush toward a group of elementary-age schoolchildren. He tries to grab a bag as women pull their children away. That’s when 42-year-old Sastre, who was with her 7-year-old, pulled out her weapon and shot the robber three times.

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday (05/12/18)


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SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With New Upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 Rocket – Fox News
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SpaceX successfully launched its upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon, carrying Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit. The company had aborted its first attempt to launch the rocket on Thursday.

Falcon 9 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 4:15 p.m. Flight controllers watched as the rocket took off without a hitch, successfully completing each stage of the mission.

The satellite launch, done on behalf the Bangladesh government, will allow internet access to all corners of the country. The successful takeoff comes one day after the company was forced to abort its first launch attempt…

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies From Leftists – Circa

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children.

The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat provides legal protections to faith-based agencies that won’t place children in LGBT homes because of religious or moral convictions or policies.

It was supported by the powerful Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the state’s Catholic bishops. An industry group representing major tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon and Google had opposed the bill.

Treat, currently the Senate majority floor leader who is the president pro tem designate, has said he’s convinced some faith-based groups are hesitant to participate in adoptions for fear of being sued for discrimination…

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U.S. Postal Service Loses $1.4 Billion, Burns Through $62 Billion In Past Decade – Zero Hedge
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With the U.S. Postal Service recently in the crosshairs in the on again/off again feud between the world’s most powerful man, U.S. President Donald Trump and the world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, today’s otherwise boring earnings release by the USPS got some additional scrutiny by the investing public.

The report had some good, but mostly bad news, because whereas revenue increased modestly in the quarter, largely thanks to a 5% jump in package volume – thanks Amazon – even as mail volumes declined by 2.1%, expenses soared by 5.7% in the quarter, mostly as a result of unsustainable increases in retiree health benefits, which surged by $766 million. The result: a total quarterly loss of $1.3 billion…

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Woman Accused Of Stalking Sent Man 65,000 Text Messages, Police Say – Circa

An Arizona woman is accused of stalking a man that she met online. Court documents say she was sending the man hundreds of text messages per day.

When police arrived to the man’s home last month, officers say they found Jacqueline Ades, 31, in his bathtub. The victim says he met her online and the pair went on one date more than a year ago, and now she won’t leave him alone.

Court documents indicate Ades is accused of trespassing onto his property last July, and again in December.

She is also accused of sending him more than 65,000 text messages. Some of the messages, according to records cited by KNXV, are threatening and disturbing. She also said that she wanted to wear his body parts and bathe in his blood, court paperwork said.

Officers found a butcher knife in her car when she was most recently arrested, police say. She’s now in jail with no bond…

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The Death Of Free Speech: Twitter Ramps Up Censorship Of “Hate Facts” – Zero Hedge
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Twitter is banning conservatives and others who don’t subscribe to the leftist mentality plaguing social media. Using the excuse that people are posting “hate facts,” the social media outlet is just shutting down accounts that post any truth that doesn’t fare well for the liberal agenda.

By now, it should be well understood that the terms “hate facts” and “hate speech” are nothing more than buzzwords used by the left as an excuse to suppress the speech of those with which they disagree.

This is becoming more and more apparent as we devolve quickly toward a fully totalitarian system too. Breitbart reported that the most high-profile individual to be banned on this basis was Islam critic Tommy Robinson…

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Autistic 5th-Grader Handcuffed, Arrested For Brandishing An “Imaginary Rifle” At School – KRIV

Handcuffed and hauled away. It happened Monday to a 5th grade autistic student at Conroe Independent School District’s Bozman Intermediate school. The offense alleged against 12-year-old David Sims is brandishing an “imaginary” rifle at his art teacher, an educator who apparently felt threatened.

“She (CISD Police Officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her,” said David Sims.

“They just said, ‘We don’t tolerate that. We take it as a threat.’ A threat? He didn’t threaten anyone. He didn’t do anything but play,” said Amy Sims, David’s mother. Amy Sims says she wasn’t notified of the classroom incident until after her son was in custody.

Like many students challenged with autism, Amy says her son simply didn’t understand “make believe” gunplay on campus has become inappropriate behavior. “Being put in handcuffs, not knowing what he did wrong, I could have had a talk with him and told him look, I know you like to play guns, but you can’t do it in school,” said Amy Sims…

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Leftist Insanity Update: New Jersey Allowing Illegal Aliens To Apply For State Financial Aid – Brietbart
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The governor of New Jersey signed a law Wednesday allowing illegal aliens to apply for state financial aid programs to help pay for college beginning this fall, and the state has wasted no time in implementing it.

The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application for illegal aliens went live on the state’s financial aid website as of Thursday, allowing non-citizens not legally in the country to apply for the same financial aid benefits as U.S. citizens.

Illegal aliens – including Dreamers brought to the U.S. illegally as children – can apply for financial aid if they graduated from a New Jersey high school, attended high school in New Jersey for at least three years, and promise to legalize their immigration status…

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ISIS Leaders Captured: Five ‘Most Wanted’ Commanders Taken Prisoner In Iraq – Daily Express

ISLAMIC State’s (ISIS) five “most wanted” commanders have been captured, President Donald Trump has said. The high-ranking jihadist leaders were taken prisoner in a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation as they attempted to cross into Iraq from Syria.

Intelligence officers had tracked them for three months as they made their way through Turkey and Syria, the New York Times reported.

The group has been shown on Iraqi TV dressed in yellow prison uniforms. Their pictures appeared next to images taken from ISIS propaganda. In one image too gruesome to show, one of the captured commanders can be seen grinning and posing next to a row of severed heads.

The ISIS leaders are said to have featured in a series of sick execution videos, filmed when the extremist group controlled large swathes of Iraq.

In a tweet this afternoon, the US leader said: “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!”…

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Avenatti Exposed: Stormy’s Lawyer May Face Disbarment, Legal Action As Past Catches Up – Zero Hedge
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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has some explaining to do. After appearing on CNN 59 times to claim the moral high ground over President Trump’s alleged decade-old affair with Daniels, skeletons in Avenatti’s closet are now beginning to pour out.

Questions have emerged over who’s funding Avenatti, how he was privy to Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records – and how exactly did he obtain banking transactions for two men also named Michael Cohen, who he wrongly accused in a seven-page “dossier” released this week.

Other questions have come to light over a bankrupt coffee chain Avenatti left in smoldering ashes with $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, an alleged $160,000 owed for unpaid coffee, and over 45 lawsuits filed in connection with the failed venture…

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CNN’s May Ratings Already Collapsing By 20-Plus Percent – Breitbart

While Fox News and MSNBC are more or less holding steady this week when compared to the full month of May last year, the far-left CNN is already in a total ratings freefall by 20 percent and more.

With three weeks of May still remaining, the Stormy Daniels Network might be able to mount (if you’ll pardon the expression) a comeback, but as of right now the month is looking like it could be a serious humiliation for CNN – and not just in total viewers but the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demo, as well.

During primetime hours throughout May of last year, CNN averaged 1.12 million total viewers and 399,000 demo viewers.

During the first week of May this year, CNN averaged just 859,000 total viewers and 286,000 demo viewers, which represents a jaw-dropping collapse of 23 percent and 29 percent, respectively…

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FCC Sets ‘Net Neutrality; Repeal For June 11, Senate To Vote – Circa
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The Federal Communications Commission has set June 11 as the repeal date for “net neutrality” rules meant to prevent broadband companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

Among other things, the rules prohibited companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from favoring some services and apps over others.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says the repeal aims to replace “heavy-handed” rules with a “light-touch” approach to internet regulation. The FCC voted in December to gut the rules.

Currently, more than half of states have introduced legislation to preserve net neutrality in their states. A Senate vote on a federal bill is expected next week…

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Israel Launches Most Extensive Strike In Syria In Decades After Iranian Rocket Barrage – Haaretz

Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in what the military said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades. The strike was carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposts.

The Israeli military accused the Revolutionary Guards’ Al Quds force and its commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, of launching the attack at the Israeli Golan Heights. This is the first time Israel has directly accused Iran of firing toward Israeli territory.

Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system and the rest of the rockets exploded on Syrian territory, the military said. Israel said there were no casualties in the attack.

Israel said its targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed five Syrian air-defense battaries after coming under heavy fire. It said none of its warplanes were hit…

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Freedon Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows Threatens Contempt Of Congress Charges Against Jeff Sessions By End Of Week – Gateway Pundit
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Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday night to discuss the latest stonewalling by the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice.

Mark Meadows told Lou either the DOJ turns over the subpoenaed documents this week or the House Intelligence Committee will press contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This was a remarkable interview. Meadows also said the Sessions DOJ is no better than the Obama DOJ. t really is past time for Jeff Sessions to step down.

Mark Meadows: I know he (Chairman Nunes) is meeting with some of his Intel Committee Members right now as we ramp up the pressure…

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Pompeo Returning From North Korea With American Prisoners – New York Post

North Korea released three American captives on Wednesday in what the White House described as a “goodwill gesture” ahead of President Trump’s summit with the rogue nation’s leader.

“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong-un. Date & Place set” for their meeting. Five minutes later, he updated with the news of their impending arrival.

“Secretary Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. [Thursday] morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!” Trump wrote.

The White House, in a statement, said Trump “appreciates” Kim’s release of the American citizens and “views this as a positive gesture of goodwill.”…

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Alleged Child Molester Paid Off In Union Negotiation By Michigan American Federation Of Teachers – Project Veritas
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Project Veritas has released undercover footage and documents obtained from the American Federation of Teachers Michigan affiliate office in Lake City, which reveals that the union protected a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct with a seven- or eight-year-old girl arose.

This long-awaited release comes after a federal judge ruled in favor of Project Veritas and the First Amendment after Michigan AFT tried twice – and failed twice – to halt the release of the video.

Despite the damning evidence against him, Project Veritas decided to redact the identity of the now former teacher because he was never charged or arrested.

Undercover footage of AFT Union Representative, Johnny Mickles, reveals how AFT and the Lake City Michigan school district defended the alleged child molesting teacher…

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GOP Primary Winners In West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Triumphed By Following Trump’s 2016 Playbook – Fox News

Results of Republican primaries in four states Tuesday provided fresh evidence that President Trump changed the way to win a Republican nomination with his victory in the crowded 2016 GOP presidential primaries.

Candidate Trump spoke to Republican concerns for economic and personal security. His business background of creating jobs drove his wins among Republican primary voters, including social conservatives. His ideas for driving job creation centered on lowering taxes, reducing government regulations and getting fair trade deals for American workers.

Accordingly, Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia, Mike Braun in Indiana, and Jim Renacci in Ohio each followed the Trump playbook and won the Republican Senate nominations in their states Tuesday. They understood that connecting with voters on the issues that mattered most in deciding how to cast their ballots was the key to victory.

In West Virginia, Morrisey’s campaign pushed his support for lowering taxes, eliminating regulations put in place by President Obama and creating jobs…

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John Kerry’s Stealth Lobbying Backfired, Helped Kill The Iran Deal – Daily Caller
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News of former Secretary of State John Kerry’s alleged collusion with the Iranian government played a role in President Donald Trump’s decision to scuttle the Iran deal, two White House sources with direct knowledge of the president’s thinking tell The Daily Caller.

Trump announced he was pulling out of the deal Tuesday, just a few days after news broke that Kerry had been parlaying with Iran in an attempt to keep the deal alive.

A source inside the White House with knowledge of the decision process tells TheDC that the Iran deal was “done” when Trump found out about Kerry’s lobbying behind the scenes. “Trump was headed that way but Kerry just took away any of the teeth of the detractors,” the source said on background. “[Kerry’s] bulls**t ultimately killed the deal.”…

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Revolution Sweeps Armenian Opposition Leader Into Power – Reuters

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected Armenia’s prime minister on Tuesday, capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the ex-Soviet republic.

Moscow, which has a military base in Armenia, is wary of an uncontrolled change of power which would pull the country out of its orbit, but Pashinyan has offered assurances that he will not break with the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Pashinyan on his election.

The election of Pashinyan, a former newspaper editor who spent time in prison for fomenting unrest, marks a dramatic rupture with the cadre of rulers who have run Armenia since the late 1990s.

Minutes after parliament voted to make him prime minister, Pashinyan traveled to a square in the capital, Yerevan, where tens of thousands of cheering supporters, many wearing T-shirts bearing his portrait, waited to greet him…

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Promise Kept: Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Insane Obama-Concocted Iran Deal – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran deal on Tuesday, keeping his campaign promise to end the agreement reached by former President Barack Obama.

“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said. “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”

The president announced his decision in a speech at the White House in the Diplomatic Room as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Vice President Mike Pence looked on.

Trump signed a memorandum to end the deal, reinstating the nuclear sanctions against Iran originally put in place by the Obama administration…

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Man Nicknamed ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ Accused Of Huffing Glue, Kicking Cops – WGHP

A man nicknamed “Captain Jack Sparrow” was arrested on May 2 after police say he huffed glue and kicked several Tennessee officers, WVLT reports. At about 4:30 p.m., several people flagged down an officer in downtown Knoxville to report the man’s “odd behavior.”

Knoxville police say Brian Zielinski refused to stop when approached and was “talking incoherently and appeared to be under the influence of some type of inhalant.”

During a search, they found two bottles of super glue and small light bulbs with straws attached. He told investigators that the items were for huffing glue. After he was handcuffed, Zielinski tried to run away and then asked police officers to kill him as he repeatedly smashed his head against the sidewalk. He also reportedly kicked officers as they were putting leg shackles on him.

Zielinski was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, evading arrest, inhale and possess intoxicants for unlawful purposes, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, and resist, stop, arrest, search…

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Trump Effect: CBO Reports Record #218 Billion Busget Surplus In April – Daily Wire
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In April, the federal government took in a record sum of $515 billion in taxes, according to a newly released Congressional Budget Office report. During that time, we spent $297 billion. Yes, you read that correctly: We actually took in more than we spent – a lot more.

That $218 billion surplus is, in fact, a new record, beating the previous record set back in 2001 ($190 billion) by $28 billion.

As The Washington Times points out, the amount of the surplus surprised CBO analysts, who were predicting about $40 billion less, though some of that has to do with a shift in timing of payments. In its report, the CBO suggests that the unexpectedly high tax revenues was a result of “stronger-than-expected” economic growth last year and in early 2018…

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Disgraced Anti-Trump FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Finally Resigns – Daily Caller
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The FBI attorney who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with another bureau official resigned on Friday, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The FBI confirmed that the lawyer, Lisa Page, tendered her resignation.

Page has faced months of scrutiny over the text messages, which she exchanged with Peter Strzok, the former deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division.

The exchanges show a deep hostility to President Donald Trump at a time when the two officials were working on the FBI’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. Some of the texts show Strzok and Page cryptically discussing how to proceed with the investigation, which was opened on July 31, 2016…

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Powerful 6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Hawaii’s Big Island – KTVI

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook Hawaii’s Big Island around 12:33 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was the second large quake of the day – a 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island, but neither caused any danger of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Both struck near the Leilani Estates neighborhood, where residents have been forced to evacuate. Authorities on the Big Island are warning of five eruptions that have already damaged homes, according to KGMB. Images showed lava shooting more than 100 feet in the air and bubbling up from the ground.

Hundreds of smaller earthquakes in Hawaii shook the eastern side of the Big Island, near the Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

It’s located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has since closed off nearly 15,700 acres due to “the possibility of a new eruption and unstable geologic activity.”…

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Project Veritas: Teachers Union Presidents Suspended For Alleged Child Abuse Cover Up – Breitbart
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Two teachers union presidents in New Jersey have been reportedly suspended after an undercover exposé appeared to reveal they have covered up child abuse by teachers in schools.

Project Veritas released a video Wednesday that appears to identify Hamilton Township Education Association President Dr. David R. Perry, who is depicted as saying, “I’m here to defend even the worst people.”

The video, which Project Veritas states was recorded on March 27, appears to show Perry explaining to an undercover journalist how he would protect a teacher who had physically abused or threatened middle school students from termination…

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Iowa Governor Signs Strictest Abortion Regulation In U.S. – Circa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight.

The Republican governor signed the bill in her formal office at the state Capitol. She acknowledged the new law would likely be challenged in court, but said “this is bigger than just a law.” As she signed the bill, protesters gathered outside her office chanted “my body, my choice!”

Reynolds hadn’t indicated before Friday whether she would approve the legislation, but noted: “I’m pro-life. I’m proud to be pro-life. I’ve made that very clear.”

Maggie DeWitte, who leads the group Iowans for Life, called Reynolds’ move “historic.” “We couldn’t be more pleased,” DeWitte said. “She is following through on her pledge to the people of Iowa that she is 100 percent pro-life.”

The bill signing came shortly after the Iowa affiliates of Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union warned that they would sue the governor if she signed the bill…

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Trump Rallies ‘Real Patriots’ At NRA Convention In Dallas, Texas – Dallas Morning News
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Donald Trump returned to the National Rifle Association’s embrace on Friday, offering assurance that he’s interested in keeping guns away from “maniacs” but needs gun lovers to vote in force this fall to keep Congress in Republican hands.

“These are real patriots,” Trump said of the NRA members filling the downtown Dallas convention center. “Your Second Amendment rights are under siege but they will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president. We cannot get complacent. We have to win the midterms.”

Trump has positioned himself as an indispensable champion of gun rights, though over the years he has supported a ban on assault-style weapons such as the AR-15s on display at NRA’s annual exposition…

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Traitor John Kerry Caught Slithering Around Behind The Scenes Trying To Save Obama’s Insane Iran Deal – The Hill

Former Secretary of State John Kerry has fielded dozens of private meetings and phone calls in recent months in an effort to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, as President Trump appears poised to withdraw from the pact.

The Boston Globe reported on Friday that Kerry, who helped broker the 2015 nuclear agreement, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York last month to discuss ways to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the formal name for the Iran deal.

He has also met and spoken with a handful of European officials. Last month, he met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, according to the Globe, and spoke by phone with Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s top foreign affairs official.

Kerry also reportedly met with French President Emmanuel Macron, both in New York and in Paris. During a recent state visit to Washington, Macron lobbied Trump to stay in the Iran deal…

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Judge Hearing Manafort Case Verbally Bitchslaps Mueller Team – Fox News
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A federal judge on Friday sharply criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal case in Virginia against President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and openly questioned whether Mueller exceeded his prosecutorial powers by bringing it.

“I don’t see what relationship this indictment has with anything the special counsel is authorized to investigate,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in the Eastern District of Virginia said.

At a tense hearing at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, the judge said Mueller should not have “unfettered power” in his Russia probe and that the charges against Manafort did not arise from the investigation into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election…

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Saudi Arabia Inks Deal With Vatican To Build Christian Churches In Muslim Nation – Breitbart

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia has entered into a joint agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christians living in the officially Muslim nation.

The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, according to a report Wednesday from the Egypt Independent newspaper.

The Financial Express has reported that Saudi Arabia’s newfound openness to and socio-cultural cooperation with the non-Muslim world stems from a desire to reduce dependency on oil resources, its primary economic driver.

Cardinal Tauran visited Riyadh on April 16-20, where he was received at the royal palace by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who acts as the country’s prime minister as well as the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and his son, the crown prince Muhammad bin Salman. ..

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GOP Congressman Introduces The ‘Make Sanctuary Cities Pay For The Wall Act Of 2018’ – Washington Examiner
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New legislation targeting “sanctuary cities” that harbor criminal illegal immigrants from arrest and deportation would have some of their federal money diverted to building President Trump’s border wall.

The “Make Sanctuary Cities Pay for the Wall Act,” introduced by North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger, would tag Justice money sent to some 300 jurisdictions including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco for use on the wall project.

“By simultaneously defunding sanctuary cities and funding construction of a border wall, this legislation offers a comprehensive solution to one of our nation’s most pressing and persistent problems,” he said in a statement…

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Winning: U.S. Payrolls Rise 164,000 While Jobless Rate Falls Below 4% For First Time In 18 Years – Bloomberg

U.S. hiring rebounded in April and the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000, while wage gains cooled by more than forecast, a sign that the labor market still isn’t tight enough to spur inflation.

Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance, Labor Department figures showed Friday. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent from the prior month and 2.6 percent from a year earlier, both less than projected. The jobless rate, derived from a separate survey of households, fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest since December 2000, after six months at 4.1 percent.

Treasury yields dipped and the dollar fluctuated following the report…

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How Big Government Backed Bad Science And Made Americans Fat – Alexis Garcia
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“Government made a big mistake with the dietary guidelines,” says Nina Teicholz, author of New York Times bestseller The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. “Given the track record that they have so far, you can really make a plausible argument that they’ve done more harm than good.”

Consumption of meat, butter, eggs, and cheese were once encouraged as part of a healthy diet. Then in the 1950s, a Minnesota doctor named Ancel Keys put forth his diet-heart hypothesis, claiming that saturated fats raise cholesterol levels and cause heart attacks.

Keys produced landmark studies of the relationship between diet and heart disease that transformed nutrition science. He became a powerful figure in the science community…

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59% Drop In Refugee Admissions Through April – CNS

A total of 6,865 refugees were admitted to the United States during the first four months of 2018, down from 16,743 for the same period last year and 21,121 for the same period in 2016. The admissions account for a 59 percent fall from the same period last year, and a 67.5 percent drop from the first four months of 2016.

Along with the overall reduction in the number of refugees resettled in the U.S., the proportion of Christians to Muslims among the new arrivals has changed significantly too, according to figures from the State Department Refugee Processing Center database.

From January to April this year, 67.3 percent of the refugees were Christians and 19 percent were Muslims.

By comparison, during the January to April period in 2016 – when President Obama was in office – Christians still held a majority, but a much smaller one: Christians accounted for 47.2 percent (9,968) of the total refugee admission numbers, and Muslims for 44.4 percent (9,387) of the total…

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How A ‘Far-Left Propaganda Machine’ Got A Respected Legal Group Expelled By Amazon – Greg Scott
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Alliance Defending Freedom has won seven cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in as many years, including one that upheld an Arizona school choice program and another that prevented the state of Missouri from discriminating against a Christian preschool.

The legal powerhouse, which fights for religious freedom, is awaiting decisions in two more landmark free speech cases it argued this term before the high court. It is counted as one of the most successful legal advocacy organizations in the country.

But even that stellar record was not enough to prevent Alliance Defending Freedom from being banned from participating in AmazonSmile, which allows Amazon.com customers to contribute “0.5% of eligible purchases” to “almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.”…

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U.S. Admits It “Lost” 1,500 Immigrant Children, Handed Many Of Them Directly To Human Traffickers – Washington Standard

According to a Senate subcommittee testimony last week, nearly 1,500 immigrant children were lost in government arranged foster homes last year, with the suspicion that many of them were kidnapped by human traffickers.

During the hearing, Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota told child protection representatives with the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) that they were “the worst foster parents in the world.”

“You are the worst foster parents in the world. You don’t even know where they are. We are failing. I don’t think there is any doubt about it. And when we fail kids that makes me angry,” Heitkamp said.

Many of the children are still unaccounted for, but some of them who have been found were held captive by human traffickers in terrible conditions. Subcommittee Chairman Senator Rob Portman said that an investigation into the lost children began after the HHS put eight children from Guatemala into the custody of human traffickers…

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Islamists With Ties To Terror Lobby Congress – Frontpage
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For the past three years, Islamists with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups have come to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress on National Muslim Advocacy Day, an annual event organized by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO).

At last year’s lobby day, according to the Muslim Advocacy Day website, almost 400 participants visited congressional offices. I have now published a detailed report at the Middle East Forum that profiles the Islamist activists and officials involved with this lobbying effort, and who have previously met with members of Congress and their staffers.

Some of these officials are directly linked to terrorists…

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Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ To Return On Fox – Page Six

Tim Allen, you can probably thank Roseanne for this: “Last Man Standing” is getting a new lease on life – and it appears the revival will stick this time around.

A year after its controversial cancellation at ABC, the Allen-fronted comedy is poised to be resurrected by Fox for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned. Allen has, per sources, signed a deal for a potential Season 7 and conversations are underway with key cast members and EPs from the original incarnation to join him.

“Last Man’s” axing after six seasons caused a bit of an uproar last May, with some speculating that Allen’s well-vocalized right-wing beliefs may have been a factor. Allen himself added fuel to the conspiracy theory last fall, telling “Norm Macdonald Live,” “There’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.”

ABC’s top exec, Channing Dungey, disputed the claim, however, insisting the sitcom was axed after “we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Friday.”…

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Senate Candidate Don Blankenship Calls Mitch McConnell ‘Cocaine Mitch’ In New Ad – ABC News
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Forget the infamous Hatfields and McCoys – one of the most intense Appalachian feuds these days is being waged between West Virginia GOP Senate candidate Don Blankenship and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell.

Blankenship, a former coal executive and Republican candidate in the heated West Virginia Senate primary, is ramping up his fight against Senate Majority Leader McConnell in a new ad in which he calls him “cocaine Mitch.”

“One of my goals as U.S. senator will be to ditch cocaine Mitch,” says Blankenship with a smirk. Blankenship does not go on to say in the ad why he has nicknamed the McConnell “cocaine Mitch”…

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Fake News Update: NBC News Lays An Egg With Michael Cohen Wiretap ‘Scoop’ – Washington Examiner

NBC News screwed up in a big way Thursday when it reported the Justice Department had “wiretapped” President Trump’s personal lawyer. The DOJ has done no such thing.

Rather, federal officials logged outgoing and incoming numbers to Michael Cohen’s phones via a machine called a pen register. As NBC had to clarify in an updated version of its original story: “[A] pen register… records the number of the phone that made the call and the number that received it, but does not record the contents of any conversation.”

This is vastly different from law enforcement agents actually eavesdropping on Cohen’s conversations, as the word “wiretap” suggests.

NBC’s original headline read, “Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phones.” It has since been changed to the more factual, “Feds monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phones.” But this is much worse than just a terribly misleading headline. The initial NBC report also included the following lines…

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Hawaii Volcano Erupts; County Issues Evacuation Orders – Circa
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.

Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island.

County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning.

Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said lava emerged Thursday on Mohala Street. The county has ordered evacuations for homes from Luana Street to Pohohiki Road. Snyder didn’t know how many homes were covered by the evacuation order…

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Piles Of Cash Fly Out Of Brinks Truck On Indianapolis Interstate – WorldNetDaily

Up to $600,000 in cash dumped out of a Brinks truck and flew all over an Indianapolis highway Wednesday, prompting passersby to exit their vehicles and stuff their pockets full of money.

The rear doors of the Brinks truck swung open as the vehicle was traveling down Interstate 70. Bags of money were falling out of the back onto the interstate,” ISP Corporal Brock McCooe told WTTV=4. “Sort of something out of a movie scene, where you have bills, loose bills flying all over the interstate, vehicles stopping, people getting out of their cars.”

The Brinks driver said he knew something was wrong when a vehicle next to him began waving and pointing to the rear of the truck. That’s when he realized the doors had opened and the money was scattering across the busy road.

Troopers told WTTV=4 that witnesses saw the cash fly out, so people began climbing fences and scrambling to collect the money. “I guess it’s not every day you see thousands of dollars just floating around on the interstate during your morning commute,” McCooe said…

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Republican Congressman Introduces Resolution To End Mueller Witch Hunt – The Hill
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Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), who is currently running for Senate, introduced a resolution in the House on Thursday calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation unless evidence of collusion is produced within the next 30 days.

Rokita argued the investigation needs to be resolved quickly to “preserve the integrity of our democratic institutions.” Rokita added he believes it’s fiscally irresponsible to drag out the probe, estimating it has cost taxpayers upward of $17 million.

“The Mueller investigation has dragged on for nearly a year at a cost of tens of millions of dollars without producing a shred of evidence of collusion – the matter it was tasked with investigating in the first place,” he said in a statement…

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Holy Imam And Islamic Prayer Leader Blown Up While Planting Bomb On Street – Gateway Pundit

Holy Imam Abdul Qader was blown up while planting a bomb on the street this week in western Ghor.

Abdul Qader was leading prayers at a local mosque for three years before the mishap.

Pahjwok.com reported, via Religion of Peace:

A prayer leader of a mosque was killed when a landmine he was planting in this capital city of western Ghor province went off accidently, an official said Wednesday.

Police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mualvi Abdul Qader, a resident of Kashkar area, wanted to plant the roadside bomb in Ghaibi area of Ferozkoh city.

Abdul Qader, who had heen leading prayers at a mosque for three years, was killed in the blast, Nizami said.

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April Ratings: Another Catastrophe For Dead-Last CNN – Breitbart
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Far-left CNN’s highest rated show, Anderson Cooper 360, came in a humiliating 24th for April, behind every single program on Fox News that airs after 6 a.m.

With 1.1 million viewers, Cooper was also the only CNN show that managed to attract more than a million viewers. Erin Burnett, the second-highest rated show on CNN, came in 27th place and drew only 965,00 total viewers. Jake Tapper, who is being sold as some kind of superstar, slid face first into 32nd place with only 927,000 viewers.

For the third month in a row, CNN’s New Day is the lowest-rated show in all of cable news (that airs after 6 a.m.), placing 41st with a scant 625,000 viewers. The show, co-hosted by anti-Trump activists Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, only barely beat Fox & Friends First, which airs at 4 a.m…

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Scotland: Man Faces 4 Years In Prison For Carrying Potato Peeler In Public Without Good Reason – Daily Caller

A British man was arrested Saturday after he was found walking the streets of Dunfermline, Scotland, with a potato peeler.

Scott Walker, 39, appeared before the Dunfermline Sheriff Court Monday, where he was charged under Criminal Law Act 1995 for carrying “an article which had a blade or which was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler,” the Dunfermline Press reported.

The man faces up to four years in prison for carrying the kitchen utensil in public without good reason.

Walker’s defense solicitor said in court Monday her client “suffers from significant learning difficulties which have been lifelong.”

It is illegal in the United Kingdom to carry a knife longer than three inches in public “without good reason.” What constitutes a “good reason” to carry a knife is a decision made on a case-by-case basis by the courts…

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‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Arrested For Role In Alleged Sex Cult – Page Six

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack has been arrested for her alleged role in the notorious upstate sex slave cult Nxivm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

She is expected to appear Friday in Brooklyn federal court on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.

The bust comes less than a month after Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was collared on the same charges at a luxury villa in Mexico – where they had been hiding out since one of their “slaves” in October went public with her experience in the cult.

Mack, 35, was Raniere’s direct “slave” and had a sexual relationship with him – but also acted as a “master” to other slaves, who were forced to have sex with Raniere and get his initials burned into their pubic region with a cauterizing pen, according to the criminal complaint.

As the women were being branded like cattle, Mack allegedly placed her hands on their chests and told them to “feel the pain” and to “think of [their] master,” prosecutors say…

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Winning: North Korea Announces End To Missile Testing As Trump Cites “Big Progress” – Fox News
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said.

“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. “The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear test.”

The announcement comes amid preparations for a meeting later this year between President Trump and the North Korean dictator. During the summit, Trump said he expected to talk with Kim about denuclearizing the hermit kingdom…

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Trump Announces Plan To Countersue “Obstructionist Democrats” For DNC Server – Breitbart

President Donald Trump reacted to the news that the Democrats had decided to sue his presidential campaign for an illegal conspiracy with the Russians to win the 2016 election.

“Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This can be good news in that we will now counter[sue] for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI.”

Despite the DNC claim that their emails were hacked by the Russians, they never turned over their server to the FBI for investigation.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC chairman Tom Perez said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.

Trump added that he would like to sue for former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s server and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails…

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California Pushes Bill That Appears To Ban The Sale Of Bibles – Western Journal
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A new California pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy” easily passed the state’s assembly on Thursday. CBS News affiliate KOVR reported the final tally was 50-14. Assembly Bill 2943 now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The bill would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” aimed at “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

Goods would include any books or written materials, while services would encompass counseling individuals seeking to address same-sex attractions…

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Activist Court Rules Ohio Taxpayers Must Fund Planned Parenthood – Christian Post

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Ohio law passed in 2016 that defunded Planned Parenthood.

In 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Ohio Revised Code §3701.034 into law, which mandated that the Ohio Department of Health refuse to give funds to any entity that performs elective abortions.

In an opinion released Wednesday that upheld a lower court ruling, the panel ruled against ODH’s defunding measure in part because the court believed it would harm women’s access to health care services.

“If Plaintiffs are excluded from the federal programs, they will no longer be able to provide the services for free. Thus, as a condition of retaining access to abortion free of undue governmental interference, Ohio women must forego the extensive and subsidized access to health services under federal programs that they previously enjoyed,” wrote Circuit Judge Helene White for the panel…

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Government Accidentally Releases Documents On “Psycho-Electric” Weapons – Popular Mechanics
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The government has all kinds of secrets, but only a true conspiracy theorist might suspect that “psycho-electric weapons” are one of them. So it’s odd that MuckRock, a news organization that specializes in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with state and federal government bodies, received mysterious documents about mind control, seemingly by accident.

Journalist Curtis Waltman was writing to the Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC), a joint operation between Washington State law enforcement and the federal government to request information about Antifa and white supremacist groups.

He got responses to the questions he asked, but also a file titled “EM effects on human body.zip.”…

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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion For Auto Loan, Mortgage Abuses – Politico

Federal regulators slapped Wells Fargo with a $1 billion fine on Friday over customer abuses in its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, the latest in a series of blows to the troubled San Francisco-based bank.

The fine, levied by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the CFPB, marks the biggest enforcement action taken during the Trump administration against a bank and dwarfs previous penalties by the two agencies.

It is also the first significant action by the consumer protection bureau since Mick Mulvaney took over as acting director in November.

“We have said all along that we will enforce the law,” Mulvaney, who was installed by President Donald Trump, said in a statement. “That is what we did here.“

The CFPB and the OCC each fined Wells Fargo $500 million. The CFPB ordered Wells to wire the money within 10 days of the effective date of the settlement with the bank.

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Leftist Insanity Update: California Governor Predicts 4 Billion People Will Die From Global Warming – Artvoice
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At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted that if carbon emissions aren’t reduced, 3 billion will die from “heat events,” and one billion will be subjected to vector diseases.

Brown told reporters in attendance:

“[C]arbon emissions are growing, and we’ve got to radically turn that around, or the migrations you’re seeing now are going to be child’s play.

“…widespread disruption, more conflicts, more terrorism, more insecurity because of climate disruption. The prospect is 3 billion people on this planet will be subject to fatal lethal heat events – 3 billion – and 1 billion will be subjected to vector diseases that they’re not now subject to now…

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Huge Strategic Exercise Underway With Half Of B-2 Fleet Airborne Over U.S. – The Drive

It started around 4pm PST when no less than a dozen KC-10 tankers began to pop up over the central United States. Around the same time, spotters in Minneapolis-St. Paul looked up to see a quartet of B-2 bombers barreling their way towards the southwest, their contrails streaking across the sky.

It seems that yet another group of two sets of two B-2s followed shortly after. That is half the B-2 fleet in the air together at one time – something was clearly going on.

Not long after those sightings, reports of a pair of B-52 bombers heading east across the midwest popped up, one of those aircraft has since flown directly over Manhattan on its way across the Atlantic, while its wingman peeled off to the south, heading down the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Meanwhile, The War Zone was pointed to the fact that large concentrations of KC-135 tankers have been amassed at Moses Lake in Washington State, as well as in Phoenix…

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Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump Legal Team To ‘Negotiate End’ To Mueller Probe – WorldNetDaily
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is ready to join President Trump’s legal team and “negotiate an end” to the ongoing and contentious saga involving the president and special counsel Robert Mueller, according to multiple reports Thursday evening.

While “America’s mayor” has been discussing the move with the Trump administration for a while, the Daily Beast reported, the negotiations stalled when the White House was dealing with issues concerning North Korea and Syria.

However, Giuliani told the Washington Post on Thursday that he will join the president’s legal team.

“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said…

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Despite Trump’s Historic Cutbacks, The Federal Regulatory Monster Still Consumes $1.9 Trillion – Investor’s Business Daily

We have repeatedly praised President Trump for his efforts to cut back on costly, needless federal regulations and free up the economy. But a new report shows the regulatory beast is still very much alive and trampling the economy.

The list of Trump’s deregulatory wins grows longer by the day. Last week, he directed the EPA to make its clean-air standards more efficient and cost-effective.

Earlier, the administration announced plans to review onerous federal fuel-economy standards. The Federal Communications Commissions repealed “net neutrality” rules. Trump scrapped the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and pulled out of the Paris climate-change boondoggle. He’s streamlined permitting for infrastructure projects. And he ordered agencies to kill two rules for every new one written – later boasting that the actual ratio last year was 22-to-1.

What’s more, Trump has clearly pulled the reins on the regulatory state, with 15 executive orders and memorandums…

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6 Things You Need To Know About The Released Comey Memos – Daily Wire
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On Thursday, contemporaneous memos written by then-FBI director James Comey regarding meetings with President Trump were revealed to Congress… and within minutes, were leaked to the media. There wasn’t much in the memos we hadn’t already heard from Comey, of course. But here’s what you need to know.

1. Comey Leaked The Memos To Prompt A Special Counsel In The First Place. After Comey’s firing, he leaked the memos to a “close friend” so that the press would see them, intending to prompt a special counsel investigation into his firing.

The theory was that the memos showed that Comey was hot on Trump’s trail on the Russia investigation, and that Trump fired Comey in order to obstruct justice…

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Illinois County Declares Itself A Sanctuary For Legal Gun Owners – Daily Caller

Effingham County, Ill., has declared itself a sanctuary county for gun owners.

During a county board meeting on Monday, members voted 8-1 to adopt a measure to prevent local authorities from enforcing any laws passed by the state that would “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment.”

Board member David Campbell explained that the uptick in state House and Senate bills that aim to restrict those who would exercise their Second Amendment rights led to the board’s decision. “[We] decided it’s time for someone to take a hard stand.”

The resolution was drafted in the same vein as one passed in March by Iroquois County, Ill., which was explained in a statement by Iroquois board member Chad McGinnis. “The County of Iroquois firmly believes and supports the 2nd Amendment and strongly encourages other counties to join us in telling the Illinois General Assembly to stop infringing on the rights of our citizens.”…

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Democrat Party Sues Russia, Trump, Wikileaks For Conspiring To Hurt Hillary In 2016 Election – Zero Hedge
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Not The Onion.

Did The Democrat’s “The Russians did it” narrative just jump the shark?

The Washingtoin Post reports that The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The lawsuit alleges that in addition to the Russian Federation, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0, top Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and pretty much everyone else who has been mentioned in the same paragraph as Trump…

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Obama CIA Chief John Brennan Made Secret Visit To Russia Around Same Time As Fusion GPS Produced Anti-Trump Memos – Gateway Pundit

Well isn’t this interesting? Obama CIA Chief John Brenna, who is fiercely anti-Trump, made a secret visit to Moscow in March 2016. Weeks later in June Christopher Steele with Fusion GPS, who was hired indirectly by Hillary Clinton, produced his first anti-Trump memo.

According to a report earlier this month former Senate Minority leader Harry Reid believed Brennan was using him in order to publicize pretend links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government.

The Moscow Times reported on the trip on March 28,2016:

John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), made a secret visit to Moscow in March, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. The visit, he said, had nothing to do with Russia’s decision two weeks ago to begin withdrawing from Syria.

“It’s no secret that Brennan was here,” Syromolotov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying Monday…

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Inspector General Sends Criminal Referral Of Andrew McCabe To U.S. Attorney In DC – Daily Caller
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The Department of Justice inspector general has made a criminal referral for former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

A recently publicized IG report found that “then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ.”

A spokesman for the DOJ IG declined The Daily Caller’s request for comment on the matter.

“It may be referral is mandated but in my experience many OIG investigative conclusions are referred to US Attny’s Ofc as matter of course for review. This type of referral very uncommon for prosecution & usually would be left up to agency for admin action…

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Random House Gives Leftist Tool David Hogg Deal For Book No One In Their Right Mind Will Ever Read – PJ Media

Just how much fame can one person milk simply for witnessing a tragic event? As if countless television interviews, a nationwide rally, and a highly publicized boycott effort weren’t enough to satisfy the apparently inflated ego of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, he has now scored himself a book deal.

The book, titled #NeverAgain, will be published in June by Penguin Random House – one of the biggest publishers in the world.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the story yesterday:

David Hogg and Lauren Hogg, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and survivors of February’s deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida have signed a deal with Random House for a book to be published in June, EW has confirmed.

The siblings have been leaders in the gun control movement that took shape among students, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting…

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“A Calamitous Collapse”: Former Podesta Group Employees Reveal Truth Behind Firm’s Downfall – Zero Hedge
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Former Podesta Group employees have spilled the beans about their former boss, Tony Podesta – in a scathing Wall Street Journal article which details the firm’s collapse. As part of the report, The Journal got its hands on “internal Podesta Group accounting,” as well as “financial documents, calendars and communications.”

The D.C. lobbying firm founded in 1993 by John and Tony Podesta folded shop following Hillary Clinton’s monumental loss in the 2016 US election, when a flood of clients ran for the door virtually overnight, realizing the Podesta Group’s influence ended with the Clinton campaign.

The Journal describes Tony Podesta’s fall as a “calamitous collapse” following the 2016 US election…

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8 Of 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities Are In Leftist-Controlled California – USA Today

Forget the Golden State. California should be called the Smoggy State. Eight of the USA’s 10 most-polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report, released Wednesday.

The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation’s most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the entire 19-year history of the report.

Overall, the report said about 133 million Americans – more than four of 10 – live with unhealthful levels of air pollution, placing them at risk for premature death and other serious health effects such as lung cancer, asthma attacks, cardiovascular damage and developmental and reproductive harm.

“We still have a lot to do in this country to clean up air pollution,” said Lyndsay Moseley Alexander, director of the Association’s Healthy Air Campaign. The report looked at pollution levels from 2014 to 2016. Ozone pollution was worse overall in this report than it was in last year’s report…

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Rep. Meadows: “Growing Body Of Evidence” Comey Lied To Congress – Washington Examiner
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Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that former FBI Director James Comey lied when he told Congress that the FBI and the Justice Department were not coordinating on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Meadows, R-N.C., said on Fox News that his staff has more texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that show signs of coordination.

“We know because we have a number of documents, a growing body of evidence,” to suggest Comey may have lied about that coordination. “Not only was that false, but we know that over and over again now, we have emails that would suggest that that testimony was false and at best misled the American public, at worst was lying to Congress,” he said…

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Man Stabbed In Neck By Muslim Houseguest Goes Public – WorldNetDaily

Roger Singaravelu wasn’t a novice when it came to hosting foreign-exchange students.

So when Momena Shoma, 24, a female Bangladeshi student from a well-to-do family, needed to switch host homes a week after arriving in Australia in early February, Singaravelu opened his once again.

Nothing stood out that could have warned the 56-year-old Melbourne Hospital worker of any potential problem. The father of a five-year-old daughter felt comfortable enough to take an afternoon nap on the couch the day after Shoma settled in.

Then everything changed.

Only now is Singaravelu, still traumatized, speaking out.

He awakened to “a sharp pain” in his neck, with Shoma leaning over him with a kitchen knife and shouting, “Allahu akbar” as she stabbed him, his daughter screaming as she witnessed the attack…

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Twitter Blocks Girl With Down Syndrome For Posting ‘Pro-Life Pictures’ – Breitbart
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Charlotte “Charlie” Fien, a British pro-life activist with Down syndrome, was reportedly blocked by Twitter for 24 hours this week after posting pro-life materials. The 22-year-old English girl with just under 2,000 followers was up in arms over Twitter’s heavy-handed move, especially since the social media giant routinely allows pro-abortion users to post anything they want without censorship.

“Funny how Twitter allows willy pics and boobs,” she cracked. “Funny how Twitter allows paedophiles and other scum. Funny how Twitter doesn’t like my Pro Life pics and blocks them.”

Having dedicated her life to promoting of the rights of people with disabilities and the right to life of the unborn, Charlie addressed the United Nations in March 2017…

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Trump’s Art Of The Deal In North Korea, Israel And Syria – Daniel Greenfield

It’s really not that complicated.

But President Trump’s Syria strikes have reopened the debate over what defines his foreign policy. Is he an interventionist or an isolationist? Foreign policy experts claim that he’s making it up as he goes along.

But they’re not paying attention.

President Trump’s foreign policy has two consistent elements. From threatening Kim Jong-Un on Twitter to moving the embassy to Jerusalem to bombing Syria, he applies pressure and then he disengages.

Here’s how that works.

First, Trump pressures the most intransigent and hostile side in the conflict. Second, he divests the United States from the conflict leaving the relevant parties to find a way to work it out…

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Trump Interior Department Moves To Open ANWR To Drilling – Washington Examiner
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The Trump administration on Friday will start the process of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas leasing.

The Interior Department will publish a notice in the Federal Register of its intent to do a draft environmental impact statement for energy leasing in the refuge known as ANWR. The agency will accept public comments for 60 days starting Friday.

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said last month the Interior Department could have the first lease sale to oil and gas drillers in 2019. Joe Balash, Interior’s assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management, told local media in Alaska last month he is hopeful the agency can meet that goal…

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Out-Of-Control Chinese Space Station Will Soon Plummet To Earth – The Economist

Its name means “heavenly palace”. But Tiangong-1, an eight-tonne Chinese space station launched in 2011, will not remain in the heavens much longer.

After visits from crews in 2012 and 2013, Tiangong-1’s mission officially ended in March 2016. A few months later China’s space agency appeared to confirm what amateur skywatchers had already suspected, that it had lost control of the station. It said it expected Tiangong-1 to fall from the sky sometime late in 2017.

In fact, the station is still up there, orbiting at an average height of 250km. But the inaccuracy of the agency’s prediction is understandable. At low altitudes (anything under about 2,000km), orbital mechanics is a surprisingly imprecise science.

Earth’s thin outer atmosphere exerts a measurable drag on anything in such an orbit, and this drag means that, without regular boosts, that object will fall out of orbit eventually. The drag itself, however, is not constant. So exactly when this fiery fall will happen is hard to say in advance…

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Kate Steinle’s Illegal Alien Murderer Who Was Set Free By San Francisco Leftists Is Now Suing The Federal Government – Independent Journal Review
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The illegal immigrant who was acquitted of the murder of Kate Steinle and his legal team are now asking for a court order to obtain documents to prove his gun charges are vindictive.

Mercury News reports Jose Garcia-Zarate’s attorneys said in a court filing that his federal firearm prosecution is an attempt to punish him for his acquittal in the state judicial system. Garcia-Zarate is being charged with two counts of illegal gun possession. The legal team also points to President Donald Trump’s tweets about the trial in their filing.

“Immediately after Mr. Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of the murder and assault allegations, President Trump maligned the verdict on Twitter, stating: ‘A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration,’” it reads according to the Washington Times…

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Ohio Student Suspended For Staying In Class During National Walkout Day – Fox News

An Ohio high school student said he tried to stay apolitical during the National Walkout Day over gun violence but was suspended for his choice to remain in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, going to study hall.

Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, said he didn’t want to take sides in the gun-control debate consuming the country. If he went outside for the walkout, he said, he would be supporting gun control. If he stayed in the common area of the school, he said, he would be seen as supporting gun violence and disrespecting the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla. High school shooting the month before.

Jacob had met with the school’s principal on Tuesday, a day before the rally, for about an hour to find out what exactly the walkout was supporting. But he said the principal reportedly told him it was for the “students to express themselves.”

This left Jacob wondering if it was a memorial for the lives lost or a show of support for gun control…

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AG Sessions Fires Crooked FBI Deputy Director McCabe Two Days Before His Pension Eligibility – Breitbart
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, acting on the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe Friday. By dismissing McCabe – who was set to retire at the end of the month – before Sunday, Sessions may have jeopardized McCabe’s ability to draw a pension.

Speculation Sessions might make this move has stirred since the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report, which is yet to be publically disclosed, was reported to have recommend McCabe be fired over his handling of press disclosures during his investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

The OPR, upon reviewing the IG’s report, issued a recommendation to fire McCabe. Attorney General Sessions issued the following statement, announcing his decision…

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Democrat State Rep. Triggered By General Hooker Sign On Massachusetts State House Entrance – NewBostonPost

A Democratic state representative from Brockton who made headlines a year ago when she took to social media to alert her constituents about a rumored Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid is in the news once again, this time for firing off a Facebook post calling for the removal of the sign marking the Massachusetts State House’s General Hooker entrance.

State Representative Michelle DuBois, who was noticeably active on social media Wednesday praising the high school students who marched to Beacon Hill as part of an anti-gun movement, apparently noticed the General Hooker entrance sign adorning the State House’s Beacon Street entryway – outside of which a towering statue depicts Hooker atop his horse – in several student photos.

DuBois complained that the sign is “tone deaf” and “patriarchal.”

DuBois’s connecting of the Hooker surname with the slang word used to denote a sex worker ignores the Hadley-born Hooker’s services fighting on behalf of the Union states during the Civil War…

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IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts By Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any For Prosecution – CNS
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The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

However, in response to inquiries from CNSNews.com, the IRS could not say if it had referred even one of these cases for criminal prosecution.

TIGTA, which is the inspector general responsible for overseeing the IRS, discovered another approximately 1.2 million cases in 2017…

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Ex-FBI Assistant Director Says Upcoming Inspector General Report Is “Pure TNT” – Zero Hedge

Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker said today that a highly anticipated report from the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz will contain “some pure TNT.” Horowitz has been investigating the conduct of the FBI’s top brass surrounding the 2016 election for over a year.

He also uncovered over 50,000 text messages between two anti-Trump / pro-Clinton FBI employees directly involved in the exoneration of Clinton and the counterintelligence operation launched against the Trump campaign.

Swecker: “The behavior if it’s manifested in the action with your thumb on the scale of a particular investigation, one way or the other, that’s borderline criminal behavior – manipulating an investigation. I think this IG report is going to be particularly impactful, more so than any of these useless congressional investigations. I think you’re going to see some pure TNT come out in this IG report.”

The Inspector General’s report is thought to include evidence of outgoing Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe ordering agents to alter “302” forms…

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Honduran Migrant Pleads Guilty To Islamic State Plan To Bomb Miami Shopping Mall – Breitbart
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A Honduran migrant has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a plan to blow up a shopping mall in Miami on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, told an undercover agent in 2017 that he was unhappy with the United States and wanted to carry out an attack in Miami’s Dolphin Mall, and also expressed a desire to join the caliphate.

“According to the stipulated factual basis filed with the Court, in early 2017, Solano told an individual, who later became a Confidential Human Source (‘CHS’) for the government, that he was upset with the United States and wanted to conduct an attack in Miami,” reads a statement from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida…

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Leftist Students Trash Walmart During Anti-Gun Walkout In Chicago – Daily Caller

It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silent protest in honor of the 17 people killed last week in Parkland, Florida, in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But on the south side of Chicago Wednesday morning, there was no silence as students who walked out of nearby Simeon Career Academy trashed a Walmart during their walkout protest.

Dozens of student walked out of Simeon at the appointed time of the protest, only to enter Walmart and knock over store displays and rip products off the shelves. Video of the aftermath shows aisles trashed and there is apparently surveillance video which police are using in an attempt to identify the perpetrators.

“We are very concerned by these allegations and we are reviewing the matter,” read a statement from a Chicago schools spokesman.

Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins, who Fox 32 says helped attract Walmart to the area, said, “We’ve worked too hard to try to get these national retailers here in our community…

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ProPublica Retracts Fake News Attack Against Trump’s CIA Pick – Breitbart
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The left-wing “investigative journalism” site ProPublica, a non-profit funded in part by far-left billionaire George Soros, was forced to walk back an attack piece aimed at Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA.

In late February, ProPublica accused Haspel, a career CIA staffer, of overseeing a CIA “black site” in Thailand in 2002 where terrorist Abu Zubaydah “was subjected to waterboarding and other coercive interrogation methods that are widely seen as torture.”

Worse still, this fake news included the smear that Haspel “mocked the prisoner’s suffering in a private conversation.”

ProPublica now states, “Neither of these assertions is correct and we retract them…

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Environmental Groups Back Ted Cruz, Republicans On Overhaul Of Renewable Fuel Standard – Washington Times

Green groups were among the loudest champions for the federal government’s sweeping ethanol mandate a decade ago, touting it as a near-magic fuel that could help ease a climate crisis.

But the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that boosted ethanol use has fallen out of favor so badly that environmentalists now see themselves on the same side of the debate as Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz, arguing that the entire program is deeply flawed and must be completely overhauled.

The intense opposition to the RFS from environmental and conservation groups comes as the White House and congressional leaders work to craft the most serious reforms the program has seen since it was established more than 10 years ago.

As Republicans and oil-industry groups bemoan the RFS as a job killer in the oil refining sector, environmentalists say their once-high hopes that ethanol could reduce carbon emissions, preserve land and help fight climate change have been proven wrong…

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Strzok And Page Plotted Covert Meeting With Presiding Judge In Michael Flynn Case – National Review
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Two federal law-enforcement officials who were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for exchanging partisan text messages conspired to set up a meeting with the presiding judge in the case against Michael Flynn, according to text messages obtained by The Federalist.

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge Rudolph Contreras was recused from the case days after Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Officials never provided a justification for the recusal.

The text messages betwee Peter Strzok, who briefly ran Mueller’s probe as the FBI’s No. 2 counterintelligence official, and Department of Justice lawyer Lisa Page reveal the pair had a personal relationship with Contreras…

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Activist Judge Blocks Los Angeles From Enforcing Majority Of Gang Restrictions – Daily Caller

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Thursday that Los Angeles can no longer enforce gang restrictions deemed unconstitutional by the ACLU.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the restrictions helped seriously curb gang violence in the 1990s, yet were attacked by the ACLU on the grounds that they target gangs rather than individual gang members and violate due process in doing so.

The ACLU’s senior staff attorney, Peter Bibring, said that Phillips, who was appointed to the California Central District court by former President Bill Clinton in 1999, “clearly recognizes the way the city of Los Angeles has been enforcing gang injunctions over decades violates due process in a way that makes it likely they will place people on gang injunctions who may not be gang members.”

“This ruling marks the end of gang injunctions as they worked in the city of Los Angeles.”

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Leftist Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dies At Age 88 – USA Today
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Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Democrat who represented the Rochester area in Congress since 1987, has died. She was 88. Her office confirmed her death Friday morning.

Her chief of staff revealed earlier this week that she had suffered a head injury after a fall, and had been hospitalized with a concussion.

“To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature,” chief of staff Liam Fitzsimmons said. “She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come.”…

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Multiple Felon And Failed U.S. Presidential Candidate Breaks Wrist After Slipping In India Resort Bathtub – Fox News

Hillary Clinton’s visit to India suffered another setback this week as the former secretary of state fractured her wrist after slipping in the bathtub at the five-star resort where she was staying, according to a report by DNA India.

The website reported that Clinton was taken to a hospital in the city of Jodphur at around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday. Clinton underwent an X-ray and a CT scan that confirmed a hairline fracture of her right wrist.

The Times of India reported that Clinton had been given a plaster bandage and advised to go for another checkup in three days. The injury does not impact Clinton’s ability to travel.

The Times of India and DNA India both reported that Clinton had been treated for pain in her right hand since she arrived in Jodphur Tuesday afternoon. The pain forced her to cancel a planned visit to the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort Tuesday evening…

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After A Year In Space, Astronaut Returnes To Earth With DNA That No Longer Matches His Twin Brother’s – Daily Caller
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year of space travel and new studies reveal that his DNA is now different from that of his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly. The results of the NASA study show how the physical and mental impact of living in space for a year can significantly change the human body.

“Researchers learned that spaceflight is associated with oxygen deprivation stress, increased inflammation, and dramatic nutrient shifts that affect gene expression,” NASA’s website explains.

The telomeres, or caps, of Scott’s chromosomes (which aid the human aging process) lengthened as a result of space travel…

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Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database – Zero Hedge

The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at “tens of thousands,” after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.

The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.

What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons. -WaPo

“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich testified…

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Communist Assclown Bernie Sanders Attended Anti-Gun Rights Protest Surrounded By Armed Guards – Washington Standard
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Well, you know the hypocrisy that is always on display with celebrities and Communist politicians who praise gun confiscation. They inevitably are surrounded with armed guards. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is no exception.

Sanders was flanked by armed guards as he attended the anti-Constitution, Communist gun grabbing protests led by children, most of whom can’t even vote yet. The Vermont senator live-streamed video of himself as he made his way through the crowd of gun confiscation advocates on Wednesday from Washington, DC.

“We’re with students protesting gun violence,” Sanders wrote on Facebook.

No, they really were not protesting gun violence. They were advocating for Congress to violate the rights of law-abiding gun owners…

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GOP Cites Numerous Issues At Polling Sites Ahead Of Likely Pennsylvania Recount – Washington Free Beacon

Republicans are citing numerous problems at polling sites in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania, which remains too close to officially call but appears to be trending toward an extremely narrow victory for Democrat Conor Lamb.

Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations.

“We’re actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them,” the source said.

Among the listed concerns are “miscalibrated” voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in the district that went for Lamb, according to the source, who said there have been many reports of voters who intended to vote for Saccone ending up casting a ballot for Lamb…

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198 Ensnared In Jacksonville Food Stamp Fraud Totaling $3.7 Million – WCWJ
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Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the results of a multi-agency, undercover investigation into the exchange of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash and, in at least one case, cocaine.

From 2012 to 2017, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detectives, working with federal and state agencies, documented more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions involving $3.7 million in taxpayer money.

“These people are selling or stealing money from hardworking taxpayers right here in our community, and they are abusing a program that is meant to help people,” Williams said.

Williams said that during Operation Half-Back, undercover officers personally observed 115 individuals in 390 fraudulent transactions from February to July 2017…

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Joe Biden And John Kerry’s Sons Struck Billion-Dollar Deal With The Chinese Government 10 Days After Biden Trip To China – Breitbart

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just 10 days after the father and son flew to China in 2013.

The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s last book, Clinton Cash, sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

According to an exclusive New York Post excerpt from the book, the Biden billion-dollar China deal occurred as follows. In 2013, Hunter Biden and the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry, Chris Heinz, were managing partners in the private equity firm Rosemont Seneca Partners…

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“My Life Is Over”: Ex-DOJ Lawyer Busted Trying To Sell Whistleblower Cases – Zero Hedge

A former corporate-fraud lawyer for the Department of Justice has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing over 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the information to companies under federal investigation, according to prosecutors.

Jeffrey Wertkin, 40, was arrested in an undercover sting after an attorney for a Sunnyvale, CA tech company contacted the FBI in January following Wertkin’s offer to sell them a sealed federal lawsuit for $310,000, according to court documents.

As he was taken into custody wearing a wig and fake mustache at a Cupertino, CA hotel by FBI Special Agent William Scanlon, Wertkin reportedly said “My life is over.”

Following his arrest, Wertkin engaged in an “obstruction binge” at his private law firm to destroy additional evidence of the scheme he had formulated for over a year, while also trying to frame a former colleague at the DOJ for the theft of the records.

A far more extensive and calculated crime was revealed at Wertkin’s sentencing hearing…

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States’ Rights Rancher Ryan Bundy To Run For Nevada Governor – Reuters
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Ryan Bundy, who was at the forefront of two armed confrontations between right-wing militia activists and the U.S. government over the past four years, said on Thursday he planned to run for Nevada governor on a states’ rights platform.

Bundy, 45, said in a telephone interview he would mount a petition drive to qualify for the November ballot as an independent candidate, and canvass the state to gather support in “face-to-face conversations” with voters.

“I intend to secure the sovereignty of the state of Nevada and its land and resources for the people of Nevada,” he said.

He did not elaborate. But his rhetoric echoed a conservative political movement known as the “sagebrush rebellion”…

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Five Democrat Senators At Risk Of Losing Their Seats To The GOP – Washington Examiner

Ten Democratic senators are defending their seats in states President Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, and five of those lawmakers are at risk of losing to their Republican opponents, according to a new Axios poll.

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., are the most vulnerable, and have approval ratings of about 50 percent in their respective states. Trump’s approval in these four states is well above that of these four senators.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., also narrowly trails her Republican opponent, and all five are at risk of losing in these states, all of which have Trump approval ratings above 50 percent.

The poll is a reality check of sorts for Democrats, who have designs on taking back the House and Senate this year. Losing five of their own seats would make it much harder for Democrats to tip the balance in the Senate, which is now commanded by Republicans with a narrow 51-49 majority…

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Student Barred From Class For Stating Fact That There Are Two Genders – Campus Reform
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A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been barred from attending a religious studies class required for graduation after pointing out that there are only two genders.

“Later this week I will be defending myself and my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS in front of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) of the Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (IUP) against allegations of Classroom Conduct violations,” Lake Ingle stated in a Facebook post, which was deleted after Ingle retained legal representation.

“The decision made by the AIB that day will determine whether I will be able to continue participating in my full course load, as well as graduate this May as scheduled,” Ingle continued, adding, “This is not transgender, woman’s rights, or wage issue. This is about free speech and the constant misuse of intellectual power in universities.”…

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California Sanctuary City Laws Likely Responsible For At Least 5,000 Crimes By Released Criminal Aliens – Breitbart

The state of California and the sanctuary city laws that make it a safe-haven for criminal illegal aliens is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens released by local authorities rather than being handed over to federal immigration officials.

According to data conducted for Breitbart News by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan, the state of California – which refuses to hand over criminal illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency – makes up about half of all non-cooperation with federal immigration officials in the U.S.

For example, roughly 50 percent of the ICE detainers – the hold that federal immigration officials place on a criminal illegal alien – ignored by local sanctuary city authorities across the U.S. occurred in California.

In mid-2017, ICE Director Thomas Homan revealed that about 10,000 criminal illegal aliens had been released by sanctuary cities across the U.S. and went on to commit more crimes…

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Disgraced Parkland Officer Lied, Radio Dispatch Recording Reveals – Zero Hedge
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As gunman Nikolas Cruz went on a rampage at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, firing on students and teachers until his semiautomatic AR-15 jammed, Broward Deputy Scot Peterson cowered outside behind the safety of cover, “pointing his gun at nothing.”

Peterson publicly stated that he thought gunfire was happening outside on campus, not inside the building – perhaps to justify not going in to stop the shooting which claimed 17 lives.

He lied.

Internal radio dispatches released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Thursday reveal Peterson immediately focused on Building 12 and radioed that gunfire was happening “inside.”…

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Armed Men Storm Iranian Embassy In London, Take Down Flag – Sputnik

Four men dressed in black raided the Iranian embassy in London Friday afternoon, reportedly threatening staffers with machetes and baseball bats before climbing the façade of the building and taking down the Iranian flag.

Iranian media reported that the slogans chanted by the attackers indicate that they are members of Sadeq Shirazi, a Britain-based Shiite religious sect. BBC Persian contributor Hossein Aghaie confirmed the information on Twitter, adding that Shirazi’s son Hossein was recently arrested for criticizing Iran’s leadership.

According to the Fars News Agency, the raiders broke into embassy premises at 4:30 p.m. local time, menaced people on the scene with their weapons, then climbed the embassy building to take down the Iranian flag.

Footage posted on social media shows the men on the embassy’s balcony, waving a blue and white flag with inscriptions in Arabic…

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Securities Fraud – Circa
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The self-promoting “Pharma Bro” vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been sentenced to prison for securities fraud.

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto after he was convicted last year of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds.

Shkreli cried as he told the judge that he made many mistakes and he apologized to investors.

His attorney argued that he deserved 18 months or less and shouldn’t be punished for being outspoken. The judge says she did not take his outside actions into account…

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Dow Jumps 441 Points, Nasdaq Hits Record As February Job Growth Blows Past Estimates – Fox Business

Stocks posted sharp gains Friday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq hitting a record high, as investors reacted to stronger February job growth than expected.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 440.52 points, or 1.77%, to 25,335.74. The S&P 500 rose 47.60 points, or 1.74%, to 2,786.57. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 132.86 points, or 1.79%, to 7,560.81.

Wall Street celebrated the nine-year anniversary of the bull market by pushing the Dow back above the 25,000 milestone after the monthly jobs report easily beat estimates. The U.S. government reported that employers created 313,000 jobs in February – crushing analysts’ forecast of 200,000, according to a survey of analysts by Reuters.

The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1% in the month, just above the 4% analysts anticipated and remaining at a 17-year low. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings grew at an annualized pace of 2.6%, a softer increase than the previous month…

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Trump Agrees To Meet With Kim Jong-Un In May – Washington Times
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President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May for historic talks on denuclearization, a senior South Korean official announced Thursday night.

South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong told reporters at the White House that Mr. Kim conveyed the invitation for a meeting with Mr. Trump after breakthrough talks this week between the North and South in Pyongyang.

Mr. Trump called the development “great progress” but vowed that the U.S. would not lift sanctions on North Korea while diplomacy is under way.

Mr. Chung said the North Korean leader “expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.”…

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Armed Volunteers Will Soon Be Present At Stanly County, NC Schools – WBTV

The Stanly County School Board recently unanimously passed a measure that would allow the Stanly County Sheriff to use armed volunteers to help protect students.

A pilot program will start in April at four elementary schools. North Carolina legislators passed a law that gave school districts authority to use armed volunteers. Stanly County leaders say with fatal school shootings and threats that are happening these days, they thought it was time to enact that law.

“We’ve sat back long enough letting the bad guys dictate how we go, how we act, how we even go to school or to work,” Sheriff George Burris said. “It’s time for us to take control.”

Burris says he is looking for 12 armed volunteers. Currently, the county has eight school resource officers to protect Stanly County’s 21 schools. The armed volunteers coming on board mean the county will soon have 20 officers protecting the roughly 8,300 students.

“They will have power of arrest while they are on that campus,” the Sheriff said…

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Sheriff Scott Israel Stonewalling Release Of Parkland Surveillance Video – Breitbart
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An op-ed in the Sun Sentinel claims that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is stonewalling the release of surveillance video that could clear up exactly what law enforcement did or failed to do in response to the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The paper has been trying to obtain the video taken “outside the school” during the shooting, only to be told that the only copy was given to Israel’s office and will not be released.

On Wednesday, the Sentinel reported:

Sheriff Israel doesn’t want to release the video, which is curious, given that he’s already given a detailed description of its substance. At a televised press conference eight days after the shooting, he said he felt “the public needed to know” that the video showed [deputy Scot] Peterson did “nothing” except get on his radio while shots were being fired…

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An Amazon Bank Could Rival Wells Fargo With 70 Million Customers, Analysis Suggests – MaketWatch

Reports that Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN, +1.22% is in talks with banks to provide financial services like checking accounts make a lot of sense: Amazon wants to own every step of the customer experience, from shopping to delivery. Why not payments too?

A new analysis from Bain & Company quantifies the return Amazon might enjoy if it embraces banking, beyond just adding a service to complement its existing ones.

“We could imagine Amazon’s banking services growing to more than 70 million U.S. consumer relationships over the next five years or so – the same as Wells Fargo WFC, +2.10%, the third-largest bank in the U.S.,” Bain analysts Gerard du Toit and Aaron Cheris wrote.

That assumes that “slightly more than half of Amazon’s estimated U.S. customer base chooses a financial relationship” with Amazon, they added. That’s not an arbitrary number, but the same share of respondents to a recent Bain global survey that told the firm they expect to buy a financial product from “a major technology firm” in the next five years…

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Record 1 Million Full And Part Time Jobs Added – Zero Hedge
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While the headline payroll print of 313K was impressive, a look under the cover reveals even stronger data: first, the Household Survey showed that a whopping 785K jobs were added in February, while the number of unemployed Americans rose by only 22K, and with the labor force rising by 806K, this explains why the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1%.

But what is even more notable is that when looking at the breakdown of job additions, one finds that in February, a near record 729K full-time jobs were added, the biggest monthly increase since last September’s 794K, while at the same time, an additional 277K part-time jobs were added to the economy.

What is curious is that while historically strong full-time months had been offset by weak part-time, and vice versa, February was an outlier, with both categories showing major gains…

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Leftist Incompetence Update: Susan Rice Told NSC Officials To ‘Stand Down’ In Response To Russian Meddling Attempts – Daily Caller

Former national security advisor Susan Rice issued a stand down order to national security council officials developing aggressive options to respond to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a new excerpt from Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump reveals.

NSC officials were reportedly alarmed by Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including the hacking of Democratic National Committee officials’ emails, and those belonging to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Michael Daniel, an NSC official responsible for the Russia portfolio, told to the book’s authors of multiple plans to strike fear in Russian President Vladimir Putin with the aim of ending Russia’s election meddling. These plans included surreptitiously releasing personal information about Putin’s family, which revealed corruption in Putin’s political party, and even crafting a large cybersecurity exercise as a public threat to Russia…

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President Signs Steel And Aluminum Tariffs To Protect American Workers, Strengthen National Security – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump signed his official establishment of tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday in a dramatic ceremony in the Oval Office. The tariffs were exactly as he proposed them last week – 25 percent on steel, ten percent on aluminum.

Trump said that the tariffs were important to sign, citing the industry communities that were devastated by bad trade deals and failed promises from failed politicians.

“Our factories were left to rot and to rust all over the place,” Trump said. “Thriving communities were turned into ghost towns.”

During his remarks, Trump explained how fundamental the tough actions on trade and tariffs were to his presidency and the core his personal beliefs…

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These Are America’s Drunkest States – USA Today

Excessive drinking can lead to a variety of health problems and significantly shorten a person’s life. The habit claims nearly 90,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And those who die as the result of alcohol abuse do so 30 years prematurely, on average.

Excessive alcohol consumption, according to the CDC, includes binge drinking and heavy drinking. Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks in a single occasion for women and five or more for men, and heavy drinking is defined as at least eight drinks per week for women and 15 for men.

Nationwide, 18.0% of American adults drink an excessive amount of alcohol. However, the excessive drinking rate ranges considerably across states. In some states, just over 1 in 10 adults drink too much on a regular basis, while in others, the share is closer to 1 in 4.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the CDC to identify the states reporting the highest levels of adults who binge drink or drink heavily…

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Trump: NASA Bringing Back ‘Space Flight’ Program And Going To Mars ‘In The Very Near Future’ – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump announced during a Thursday cabinet meeting that NASA is “bringing back that whole space flight” program and would be sending “something very beautiful to Mars in the very near future.”

Before pivoting to Mars, POTUS praised the recent work of Elon Musk and SpaceX on the Falcon rocket program.

“Before me are some rocket ships. You haven’t seen that from this country in a long time,” Trump stated. “Many the jobs we’re doing, Mike Pence is the chairman, many of these jobs we are doing are privately financed. We’re letting them use the Kennedy Space Center for a fee. Rich guys, they love rocket ships. And that’s good….

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Facebook To Put $750 Million Data Center Near Atlanta – Circa

Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta as the demand for data storage continues to increase.

Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday, a week after Georgia lawmakers made national news for punishing Delta Air Lines over its decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

The social media giant’s 9th U.S. data center will be built in Newton County, about 45 miles east of downtown Atlanta. The Menlo Park, California, company has been adding data centers in the U.S. and internationally to handle the growing number of photos, videos and additional digital content from its 2 billion users.

Deal has made bolstering Georgia’s business climate a primary focus of his two terms in office. Last Wednesday, he had sought to assuage anyone who might doubt Georgia’s business-friendly reputation due to the Delta controversy, calling the issue an “unbecoming squabble.”…

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Coca-Cola Plans To Launch Its First Alcoholic Drink – BBC
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Coca-Cola is planning to produce an alcoholic drink for the first time in the company’s 125-year history – with an alcopop-style product in Japan. It is keen to cash in on the country’s growing taste for Chu-Hi – canned sparkling flavoured drinks given a kick with a local spirit called shochu.

The product is typically between 3% and 8% alcohol by volume.

A senior Coke executive in Japan said the move was a “modest experiment for a specific slice of our market”.

“We haven’t experimented in the low alcohol category before, but it’s an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas,” said Jorge Garduno, Coca-Cola’s Japan president…

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Border Patrol: California Sanctuary Laws Obstruct Public Safety, Law Enforcement – Washington Times

The Border Patrol says it’s been forced to release a drunken driver back onto the streets, and nearly missed out on nabbing a fake UPS delivery van carrying 77 illegal immigrants – all because California’s new sanctuary city laws have soured cooperation between police and federal authorities.

In the drunken driving case, a local police department said it couldn’t respond to agents who’d pulled over the drunken driver, since it began as an immigration stop.

They said it would violate the state’s sanctuary law limiting their ability to work with border or interior agents, Rodney S. Scott, chief patrol agent of the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, told a federal court.

In the other case the 77 illegal immigrants were likely only nabbed because an agent happened to stop to help a highway patrol officer who’d pulled over the fake truck, Agent Scott said. He said the highway patrol was salty that the Border Patrol had even gotten involved…

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No Blue Wave In Texas Primaries, Media Shocked That Texas Is Not Just Their Austin Friends – Legal Insurrection
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Today is a rough day to be a Texas Democrat. That blue wave we’ve heard about for months was more of a ripple. Months of wish casting, hoping, dreaming, pretending a blue wave was cresting in the Lone Star State, only to be clobbered by Republicans in voter turnout.

Piece after piece was written about record Democrat turnout in early voting. The predictions had Texas Republicans rattled and Governor Abbott encouraging Republicans to get to the polls.

But those numbers weren’t accurate for two reasons – those early voting tallies were taken from the 15 most populous counties which are coincidentally the bluest counties. Further, the calculations were based on a percentage of increase in turnout from previous years, which fails to factor in total number of votes cast for this election cycle…

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NYPD Reportedly Ready To Arrest Harvey Weinstein – Fox News

New York City’s top detective said Wednesday police have gathered considerable evidence in the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein but it’s up to the district attorney to decide whether the disgraced media mogul gets indicted.

“It’s his case right now,” Chief Robert Boyce said of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. “I would ask you to ask him… his schedule… where it goes forward.”

The district attorney’s office had no comment.

Boyce said investigators have been working diligently with women who made alleged Weinstein raped them. The probe stems from a report in October by “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta, who said she Weinstein raped her twice in 2010. She also spoke publicly.

Detectives have since traveled to Paris and Los Angeles to interview de la Huerta and others. They have sought cellphone, business and medical records. Witnesses were prepared to testify before a grand jury…

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Police Probes Against Netanyahu: There Is No There There – Caroline Glick
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One of the distressing aspects of the police probes against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is that police seem to be attributing criminality to normal policy-making.

To date, the Bezeq-Walla investigation, dubbed Case 4000 by the police, is being presented as the mother lode – the probe that will sink Netanyahu.

Case 4000 exploded last week with pre-dawn arrests of some of the most powerful people in Israel. Telecommunications giant Bezeq’s owner Shaul Elovitch, his wife, Iris, and their son Or were nabbed in their beds. So was Netanyahu’s former communications chief Nir Hefetz and former director-general of the Communications Ministry and Netanyahu confidante Shlomo Filber.

The headlines screamed “Bribery!” And the reports were no calmer…

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14-Year-Old Allegedly Pretended To Be Deputy, Made Traffic Stop – Law And Crime

A 14-year-old had taken the game of cops and robbers too far after allegedly posing as a sheriff’s deputy. The suspect, who was already on probation, drove his great-grandparent’s Ford Explorer, outfitted with red and blue flashing lights, stopped at homes and conducted a traffic stop, cops said.

The first incident occurred when the teen pulled into the driveway of a Victorville, California home and spoke to the homeowner.

According to a press release, he approached the occupants of the home, dressed in a San Bernardino sheriff’s uniform with a holster and what appeared to be a firearm. He said that he was there to investigate a reported domestic disturbance but after being told that there was no disturbance, he drove away.

The homeowner then called authorities and recounted the suspicious encounter which prompted an investigation. Inside the teen’s home, police found “a large amount of” counterfeit money, simulation firearms, ballistic vests, a multitude of fake badges and even a hairpiece…

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DOJ Announces Fast And Furious Documents Withheld By ObaMafia Capo Eric Holder Will Finally Be Released – Townhall
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The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee.

The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. President Obama invoked executive privilege in June 2012 to prevent their release just hours before the contempt vote was held.

“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in a statement…

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Kansas Secretary Of State: Voter Registration Law Blocked Up To 18,000 Noncitizen Votes – Washington Times

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended his state’s voter registration law Tuesday in federal court, claiming the measure he championed has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 noncitizens from casting ballots.

During opening statements in a federal lawsuit challenging his authority to implement the requirements, Kobach said one of his experts will testify that the higher end of that range is more likely.

He argued the law, which requires people to provide documents such as a birth certificate or passport at motor vehicle offices to register to vote, was much more effective than previous policies that required registrants only to check boxes saying they were over 18 and a U.S. citizen.

“Just having to sign something saying you are a U.S. citizen is nothing,” Kobach said.

Kobach said his office has been able to document 129 noncitizens who voted or tried to vote since 2000, although documentation earlier to the court had the number at 127. He said that number is “the tip of the iceberg and we know the iceberg is much larger.”…

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Grassley-Graham Memo Affirms Nunes Memo, Media Yawns – Andrew McCarthy

In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices.

Rest assured: If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century.

Instead, it was the other way around. The Grassley-Graham memo corroborates the claims in the Nunes memo: The Obama Justice Department and FBI used anonymously sourced, Clinton-campaign generated innuendo to convince the FISA court to issue surveillance warrants against Carter Page, and in doing so, they concealed the Clinton campaign’s role.

Though the Trump campaign had cut ties with Page shortly before the first warrant was issued in October 2016, the warrant application was based on wild allegations of a corrupt conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin…

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Rachel Brand, No. 3 Official At DOJ, Is Stepping Down – Fox News
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Rachel Brand, associate attorney general in the Department of Justice, is stepping down from her position, Fox News confirmed on Friday. Brand, the No. 3 official in the DOJ, will be leaving following a nine-month tenure in the role.

A friend of Brand’s says she was “not looking to leave,” but was approached with a “dream job.” Brand will now head to work for Walmart as executive vice president, global governance and corporate secretary.

DOJ officials say Principal Deputy Associate AG Jesse Panuccio will step in as the acting Associate Attorney General.

News of Brand’s departure was first reported by The New York Times…

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U.S. Spies Paid $100,000 To ‘Shadowy’ Russian Promising Damning ‘Kompromat’ On Trump – Gateway Pundit

A new report by the New York Times reveals U.S. spies paid $100,000 to a “shadowy,” Russian promising dirt on President Trump, along with stolen cyber tools from the CIA and NSA.

After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials.

The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by The New York Times.

The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was struggling to get a full inventory of what was missing. […] He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia…

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FBI Missed Clinton Emails Openly Marked Classified, Wanted To Conclude Probe Before IG Caught Mistake – Washington Standard
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The FBI didn’t flag that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a “(C)” when they were sent – something that seemingly would have been one of the first and most obvious checks in an investigation, and one that FBI agents instantly recognized put the facts at odds with Clinton’s public statements.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General noticed it after the FBI missed it, texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, reveal. “Holy cow,” Strzok wrote, “if the FBI missed this, what else was missed?”

“Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted]emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this,” he wrote…

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Another Longtime Comey Aide Leaving FBI – Fox News

The longtime head of public affairs at the FBI – who was a confidant of former director James Comey – is planning to retire, Fox News has learned.

A notice went out this week for a retirement get-together for Michael Kortan scheduled for Feb. 15. Since 2009, Kortan has served as assistant director for public affairs, an influential job that controlled media access. He also served under former director Robert Mueller, now leading the Russia probe.

The FBI confirmed to Fox News that Kortan is retiring. It’s unclear whether the retirement was long-planned or in any way precipitated by recent events. The FBI said he was finishing 33 years of service.

After Comey became director in September 2013, Kortan helped facilitate regular on-the-record briefings with beat reporters, a departure from previous directors. Kortan also was front and center during the Hillary Clinton email investigation…

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Hillary Suffers Coughing Fit While Promising ‘To Never Give Up’ – American Mirror
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Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants women to #raiseyourvoice, though she struggled to heed the slogan as she fought back a coughing fit during this week’s “The MAKERS Conference.”

The conference – inspired by Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe and the “Time’s Up” movement – ran from Monday through Wednesday to celebrate all kinds of liberal feminist “MAKERS,” from outspoken actress Lena Dunham to Clinton, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, through panel discussions and other programs.

On Wednesday, Clinton streamed into the conference on a live feed from New York to give closing remarks, though she struggled to contain a massive coughing fit…

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White House Lays Out Aggressive Plans To Lower Drug Prices – Daily Caller

The Trump administration is gearing up for a battle with the pharmaceutical industry this year to attack one of the most pervasive problems within the American health care system: skyrocketing drug prices. President Donald Trump signaled the upcoming campaign in his first State of the Union Address last month, claiming that one of his key priorities as president going forward is working to lower the costs of drugs.

“One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. That is why I have directed my administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities. Prices will come down,” the president said.

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and newly-confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sat down with a small group of reporters Thursday morning to exclusively preview the White House’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget…

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Cash From Obama’s $1.7 Billion Ransom Payment To Iran Traced To Terrorist Groups – Gateway Pundit
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On January 17, 2016, a cargo plane with $400 million in foreign currencies was secretly sent to Iran in the dead of night. This was the same day the Iranian regime released four American hostages held in Tehran. Barack Obama later told reporters this was not a ransom payment. Obama lied.

Former U.S. Iranian Hostage Saeed Abidini told FOX Business Network today the Iranian regime WOULD NOT let his plane leave Tehran until the ransom plane arrived. Now this – U.S. officials held the ransom cash until the hostages were released.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

New details of the $400 million U.S. payment to Iran earlier this year depict a tightly scripted exchange specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran…

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Government Shutdown Ends With Trump Signature On Spending Bill – USA Today

President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal Friday, hours after the House passed it in a pre-dawn vote, reopening the federal government after it was partially shut down for the second time in less than a month.

The House voted 240-186, with 73 Democrats and 167 Republicans voting in favor. The hours-long, middle-of-the-night shutdown was the shortest since the 1970s, according to the Congressional Research Service.

President Trump tweeted Friday that he signed the legislation for the government to officially reopen, just as the workday started for millions of federal workers.

“Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before,” the president tweeted. “We love and need our Military and gave them everything – and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”

The House vote marked the end of the shortest shutdown on record…

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Government Shuts Down After Rand Paul Blocks Budget Vote – Daily Caller
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The government shut down for the second time this year after Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blocked the Senate from voting on a massive bipartisan budget bill that raises funding caps for two years ahead of Congress’ midnight deadline Thursday evening.

Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s offer to allow Paul to offer a budget point of order at 6 p.m. – which would give him the opportunity to register his objections to the bill while allowing leadership to bring it to the floor for a procedural vote – the senator refused to end his protest until leadership agreed to a vote on an amendment restoring 2011 budget caps.

Leadership objected, noting it would require consent and opening up the possibility for other members to introduce amendments effectively delaying the process…

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Study: Welfare For Foreign Refugees Costs U.S. Taxpayers $870M Annually – Breitbart
Every year, American taxpayers pay nearly $870 million on welfare for foreign refugees who are resettled across the United States by the State Department.

A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reveals that annually, foreign refugees are being given about $867 million in welfare benefits that U.S. taxpayers pay for.

Every year, taxpayers are billed about $1.8 billion for the full cost of resettling foreign refugees, and after five years, American taxpayers will have spent about $8.8 billion on resettling foreign refugees.

* The cost per refugee to American taxpayers just under $79,600 every year in the first five years after a refugee is resettled in the U.S.;

* In 2016, the State Depart,emt spent nearly $545 million to process and resettle refugees, including $140,389,177 on transportation costs;…

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Democrat Senator Mark Warner Texted Lobbyist For Russian Oligarch In Attempt To Contact Christopher Steele – Mediaite
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) may have some explaining to do. According to a just published Fox News exclusive, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is alleged to have texted the lobbyist for a Russian oligarch, as an attempt to locate and contact dossier-creator Christopher Steele.

The text message exchange, obtained by Fox News, appears to show the Democratic senator and said lobbyist, Adam Waldman, connecting on March 22, 2017.

“We have so much to discuss u need to be careful but we can help our country,” Warner allegedly texted Waldman on March 22, 2017.

“I’m in,” Waldman allegedly replied.

The text conversation allegedly turned toward Steele…

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Chipotle Giving Employees $1,000 Cash Gifts, Stock Bonuses As Result Of GOP Tax Law – Washington Examiner

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Wednesday many of its 71,000 employees will receive a $1,000 cash bonus and one-time stock bonus as a result of the Republican tax reform law’s passage in December.

The company did not specify the dollar amount value of the investments, but did say it was the result of “savings due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

“We have always been proud of our ability to attract and retain top talent who share our passion for cooking delicious food by hand and creating an extraordinary guest experience,” Chipotle Founder and CEO Steve Ells said in a statement. “We’re giving back to these committed, motivated, and hardworking team members who have made Chipotle what it is today.”

Chipotle said qualified hourly and salaried restaurant employees will receive the cash bonus while select staff employees will get a stock bonus, which it is has already begun rolling out to workers…

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Wall Street Roller Coaster Update: Stock Market Slammed As Higher Interest Rates Rattle Investors – Fox Business
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Stocks posted sharp losses Thursday with the Dow shedding 1,032 points, as higher interest rates continued to rattle investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.15% to 23,860, notching its second-worst point drop in history. The S&P 500 fell 100 points, or 3.75%, to 2,581. The Nasdaq Composite was down 274 points, or 3.9%, at 6,777. The sell-off pushed the Dow and S&P 500 into correction territory, when stocks fall at least 10% from their highs.

U.S. equities extended their losses in a week overtaken by wild swings in the stock market. The Dow, which booked a record-breaking loss of 1,175 points Monday, has shed roughly 2,700 points since Friday amid a brisk retreat from all-time highs…

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CVS To Invest Trump Tax Cut In Worker Wages And Reducing Aetna Deal’s Debt – Forbes

CVS Health Thursday said it plans to use more than $1 billion in benefits from a new corporate tax cut to boost wages and benefits for workers and reduce debt from its purchase of Aetna.

The drugstore chain is gaining $1.2 billion in overall annual tax savings from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year by the Republican-led Congress and signed into law by President Trump.

CVS plans to use $425 million annually to increase the starting wage for hourly employees to $11 an hour, freeze employee health premiums for a year and create a new parental leave program.

CVS’ annualized tax benefit will also be directed toward “data analytics, care management solutions and store service offering pilots to improve health outcomes and lower costs for patients, as well as on debt reduction related to its planned acquisition of Aetna,” CVS said on the same day it announced fourth quarter 2017 earnings and discussed the 2018 year ahead…

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Turns Out Traitor John McCain Got His Copy Of The Anti-Trump Dossier Directly From Fusion GPS – BizPac Review
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We now know that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got a copy of the anti-Trump dossier directly from the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS. At least, that’s according to The Washington Post.

In an article titled, “Hero or hired gun? How a British former spy became a flash point in the Russia investigation,” the newspaper detailed how McCain came to have a copy of the unverified dossier that he then forwarded to the FBI.

The article erases any doubt that McCain may not have known the origins of the dossier. It’s not clear if the Republican lawmaker knew that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign provided funding for the research…

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Democrats Want To Turn America Into Russia – Daniel Greenfield

The Democrats have a bold plan for fighting Russia. Accuse Republicans of treason, eavesdrop on their conversations and send them to jail. Overturn the outcome of a free election because that it had been tampered with by “foreign interests.” Demand that tech companies censor dissenting media outlets spreading “fake news” to protect “democracy”.

Good work, comrades. The bold plan is to fight Russia by… becoming Russia. State surveillance, endless investigations and locking up political opponents under the guise of fighting foreign influences is how Vladimir Putin does business. It’s how they do it in Turkey, Venezuela and Iran. But these days it’s how the Dems do it too.

Totalitarian states aren’t really fighting foreign influences. They’re suppressing domestic opponents. The Democrats, who were for appeasing Russia before they were against it, are doing the same thing. The same gang of commissars, czars and apparatchiks that giggled when Obama wrote off Romney’s warning with, “the 80s called and wants their foreign policy back” now sees Russians under every sofa…

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Girl Scout Sells More Than 300 Boxes Of Cookies In Six Hours Outside Pot Shop – KVVU
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The legalization of California’s marijuana industry and the start of Girl Scout cookie sales have created an opportune moment for at least one San Diego girl. A photo posted on Instagram by San Diego marijuana dispensary Urbn Leaf showed a Girl Scout with an armful of cookies in front of a Mission Bay storefront.

“Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4 p.m.! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with – shopping is more fun with friends anyways,” the company wrote. “GSC” refers to a product flavored like Girl Scout Cookies.

The scout’s father told 10News his daughter has sold more than 300 boxes in a total of about 6 hours. Girl Scouts San Diego says booth sales do not start for another week, but that scouts are allowed to sell from wagons as long as they have a parent or guardian present…

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U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level Since 1973 – Breitbart

Fewer Americans than expected filed for unemployment benefits last week, pushing jobless claims down to their lowest level in nearly 45 years.

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 221,0000, the Labor market said Thursday. That put jobless claims near that 216,000 level hit in January, the lowest level since January 1973. Economists had been forecasting a rise in claims to 232,000.

The four week moving average of claims, which is a more stable measure of employment, also fell. It declined by 10,000 to 224,500, the lowest level since March 1973. The number of people who had filed for unemployment in earlier weeks and continued to collect last week dropped 33,000 to 1.92 million.

The labor market appears to be at its strongest in decades. But there are signs that last week’s reports of wage growth may have been exaggerated by temporary factors such as one-time tax cut driven bonuses…

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One Out Of Ten Children In The U.S. Will Have Their Identity Stolen By The Time They’re 18 – WBFF
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It could take just seconds for a thief to steal your child’s Social Security number but a lifetime to repair your child’s credit.

The latest statistics show one out of every 10 children will have his/her identity stolen by the time he/she turns 18.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says a child’s Social Security number is far more valuable than an adult’s.

“You can create the identity of a 5-year-old, ruin the kid’s credit, and the child will not find out about it until he’s 18, 19, 20, 21 sometimes,” said Frosh.

Frosh encourages parents to freeze their child’s credit in order to discourage thieves…

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NY Democrats Push Bill To Make Tide Pods Less Appetizing To Moronic Teenagers – The Hill

A new bill in New York’s state legislature would require that detergent companies like Tide make their laundry pods look like less appetizing to children.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D), says companies must make their detergent a “uniform color that is not attractive to children,” The New York Post reported.

The bill comes after an outbreak of Tide Pod poisonings driven by the “Tide Pod Challenge” prevalent on social media. The American Association of Poison Control Centers last month issued a “high alert” in response to a sharp rise in the numbers of teenagers eating Tide Pods.

The New York bill would require that detergent be in a wrapper “not easily permeated by a child’s bite.”

Hoylman and Simotas said Tuesday they also sent a letter to Tide parent company Procter & Gamble calling for it to make its product look less appealing…

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