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  • California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state

    01/21/2018 7:46:18 PM PST · by Liberty7732
    SF Gate ^ | 01/21/18
    California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.
  • Conan O'Brien filming a Haiti special as a rebuke of Trump's disparaging remarks

    01/21/2018 7:39:35 PM PST · by libh8er · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12.19.2018 | Nardine Saad
    Late-night host Conan O’Brien has touched down in Haiti, where he’ll be shooting a “Conan” travel special in response to President Trump’s recent disparagement of the country. “Just landed in #Haiti and already made some new friends!” the TBS host tweeted late Thursday, sharing a video of himself interacting with some friendly locals. “Follow me all this weekend in real time as I explore this beautiful country. #ConanHaiti” Twitter Ads info and privacy Over the weekend, O’Brien announced his plans to visit the Caribbean nation because he was still “reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti.” “I have...
  • The FBI Lost 5 Months Worth of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump Agents

    01/21/2018 7:25:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 21, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Daily Caller reports that the FBI “failed to preserve five months of text messages" exchanged between two anti-Trump FBI employees who may have compromised on going investigations such as the Clinton e-mail scandal and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports that “The disclosure was made Friday in a letter sent by the Justice Department to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).'The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text...
  • Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech

    01/21/2018 7:25:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 21, 2018 | BY ALI BRELAND AND MORGAN CHALFANT
    The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets. Earlier this month, AT&T scrapped a deal with Chinese phone maker Huawei, reportedly as a result of pressure from anonymous U.S. lawmakers who cited national security concerns. Reuters reported this week that lawmakers are now pressing AT&T to sever all of its commercial ties with Huawei. And the White House blocked two acquisitions of American companies by Chinese firms in recent months, also citing “national security concerns.”
  • John Coleman, The Weather Channel Founder, Dies at Age 83

    01/21/2018 7:21:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies ^ | 1.21/17
    The Weather Channel co-founder and original “Good Morning America” meteorologist John Coleman passed away Saturday. His wife, Linda, said he passed away at their home in Las Vegas, the Associated Press reports. He was 83 years old. A Texas native, Coleman had controversial views on climate change and insisted global warming is a hoax. He got his first TV job while studying at the University of Illinois and went on to work at several local stations in the Midwest before joining GMA when it launched in 1975, according to AP. After helping launch The Weather Channel in 1981, he served...
  • Senator Cotton Slams Media for Buying Schumer’s ‘Ridiculous’ Border Offer

    01/21/2018 7:13:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On day one of the 2018 government shutdown, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out and claimed that he offered President Trump funding for his border wall in exchange for protection for so-called Dreamers via the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and he turned it down. Since then, the liberal media have been running around claiming that Trump was the reason an agreement couldn’t be reached. But during Sunday’s Meet the Press, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) chastised the media for buying the claim “hook, line, and sinker.” The dust-up with NBC host Chuck Todd began after Cotton was explaining that...
  • It's Not Tennis. It's Not Ping-Pong. This Is Pickleball.

    01/21/2018 7:05:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | January 11, 2018 | Scott Berson
    It looks like tennis, but the court is half the size. The rackets aren't rackets, but more like giant ping-pong paddles. The ball isn't made of yellow-fuzzed rubber but a wiffly plastic, just like you used when you were a kid. What is it? Pickleball. The sport, which is offered at the John P. Thayer YMCA on 14th St. two days a week, is a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. It's played with oversize paddles, a plastic ball and a low net. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads The court is small, about 44 feet by 20 feet compared to...
  • Trump controls spending now? (Vanity)

    01/21/2018 7:03:03 PM PST · by impimp · 8 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Impimp
    I have claimed that Trump has increased control over many aspects of spending during a government shutdown. Are my claims true? How so?
  • Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

    01/21/2018 6:53:38 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian...
  • Improvised explosive device detonated near JC Penney at Lake Wales mall

    01/21/2018 6:52:42 PM PST · by Revel · 15 replies
    WFTV9(Florida) ^ | 1-21-18 | Chip Skambis
    LAKE WALES, Fla. - Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for detonating an improvised explosive device near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m. Firefighters quickly determined an IED had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JC Penney, officials said. Firefighters also found a backpack in the same corridor with another possible IED inside. There were no injuries as a result of the explosion, officials said, but the...
  • Egypt: Turkish attack on Afrin is unacceptable

    01/21/2018 6:52:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 01:00 | ANF CAIRO
    Egypt has also voiced opposition to the Turkish state’s invasion operation against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria. The Foreign Ministry of Egypt condemned the Turkish state’s “unacceptable” attack on Afrin, calling it an intervention against and violation of Syrian lands. In a statement about the operation, the Foreign Ministry pointed out that Turkey negatively affected the political efforts for the ending of terror in Syria, saying; “The attitude of Egypt towards military methods is clear as attacks against our Syrian brothers and sisters are increasing.” On the other hand, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of...
  • Ref Congratulates Tom Brady for Conspiracy-Theory Gold

    01/21/2018 6:49:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    SNIP After the Patriots’ come-from-behind, 24-20 triumph over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship on Sunday, an official walked over to the glove-less wonder and patted him on the back to get his attention. He then used the universal nice-job-man pat to the chest, congratulating the 40-year-old on clinching his eighth Super Bowl appearance. It was enough to gain notice of a few NFL players and enough to begin the complaints of every Patriots critic (meaning, every non-Patriots fan). After a game in which Jacksonville racked up 98 yards on six penalties to New England’s 10 yards on one, it...
  • Greenfield Admits CNN Acts Like Trump Indictment ‘Imminent’ In Russia Probe

    01/21/2018 6:47:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During a debate about how important it was to listen to the views of average Trump voters on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, political commentator Jeff Greenfield noted that the outlet hyped the Russia investigation to the point where it seemed as though the President would be indicted at any second. This, as political commentator Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and former Hillary Clinton policy director, claimed that the media didn’t listen to the anti-Trump resistance enough. Towards the end of their discussion, Greenfield was commenting on how many people listen to certain media outlets because it catered...
  • Tide Pod Challenge' takes serious turn for college student

    01/21/2018 6:46:58 PM PST · by LukeL · 31 replies
    WABC ^ | 1/21/2018 | Staff.
    LOGAN, Utah (WABC) -- A dangerous social media stunt took a serious turn in Utah. A college student was hospitalized after ingesting a Tide Pod. Utah State University says it happened Saturday afternoon in a dorm. There is no word on the student's condition, but she was conscious after medics put her in an ambulance.
  • FBI Mysteriously “Loses” Five Months of Text Messages Between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page…

    01/21/2018 6:32:24 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 66 replies
    CTH ^ | 1/21/17 | sundance
    The Daily Caller journalist Chuck Ross has some extremely interesting information released today surrounding former top FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI liaison attorney Lisa Page which includes a disclosure by top FBI officials that text messages between Strzok and Page have gone missing. Peter Strzok was the head FBI Agent in charge of the ‘Clinton Operation’ (exoneration), and ‘Trump Operation’ (political surveillance). Strzok reported to the FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap. Lisa Page was the DOJ attorney assigned to the FBI and key legal aide for FBI Asst. Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe.
  • Growing homeless population at Atlanta's airport sparks safety, health concerns

    01/21/2018 6:15:38 PM PST · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | 1/21/2018 | Morse Diggs
    Atlanta police officers working at the world’s busiest airport are speaking out about the increase in incidents caused by an ever-growing homeless population. While the homeless cannot go through the security gates without a pass, that does not stop them from setting up camp across the North and South Terminals as well as the connecting Atrium, which was built as a respite for airline passengers. ... Officers said men have used the airport floor as a toilet. One man who was totally naked defecated and then decided to lounge on airport furniture, according to police. Officers said some homeless have...
  • Qanon Decode Four Posts Sunday Jan 21 2018 Will Sessions Drop the Hammer Vers 17.0 Jan 21 2018

    01/21/2018 6:06:26 PM PST · by SubMareener · 46 replies
    Scribd ^ | Jan 22, 2018 | Jerome Corsi
    Blind-eye [CLAS 23-41] Co-conspirators get support in Congress from Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff. Co-conspirators focus on reliable agencies capable of handling classified information. Recruited into conspiracy are CLAS-1 DNI, CLAS-2 CIA, CLAS-3 DOJ, CLAS-4 FBI, CLAS-5 Ranking Member Senate Intel, CLAS-6 Ranking Member Senate Judiciary. QAnon suggests the Democratic coup d’état’s penetration of U.S. “Deep State” intelligence network was extensive. These were the 17 intel agencies Clapper said agreed with the DNI assessment that Russia intervened in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
  • School assembly: Sex changes are “perfectly normal”

    01/21/2018 6:06:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot ^ | January 21, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in December (just in time for the Christmas break), George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia held a school assembly with a special guest speaker. Washington Post columnist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt arrived to lecture the children on a number of subjects, particularly transgender issues. That’s not surprising since she’s still pushing her 2015 book, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Cathy Ruse at The Daily Signal has a long, well developed breakdown of the speech given at the assembly as well as the question and answer session which followed. (Be warned...
  • 'Today' feud brewing as hosts trade jabs on air

    01/21/2018 6:01:36 PM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 20, 2018 | Emily Smith
    The atmosphere is so bad around Megyn Kelly at “Today” that producers of the 7-to-9 a.m. slot, hosted by Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, are openly sniping at her. Kelly, who takes over “Today” at 9 a.m., had “congratulated” Kotb, “Mean Girls”-style, when the latter landed Matt Lauer’s job. On Jan. 2, Kelly said to Kotb, live on air, “We talked recently about how, 10 years ago, your life was very different. You were going through a dark period.”
  • Iranians Deserve our Support

    01/21/2018 6:01:21 PM PST · by freedom44 · 12 replies
    FSM ^ | 1/21/2018 | Slater Bakhtavar
    But for almost as long as Iran has groaned under this oppressive, historically unnatural regime, there have been signs of change coming from within. At no time since 1979 itself has this been more pronounced than right now. Massive pro-democracy demonstrations have flared up around Iran, as people take to the streets in bold defiance of the government (and at no small measure of personal risk) to demand a say in their leadership. This kind of demonstration is virtually unprecedented in the history of Iran; the closest parallel would be the Green Movement of 2009, when Iranians protested a probably-rigged...