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  • Disney boss tells shareholders that ‘The View’ star Joy Behar apologized for anti-Christian remarks

    03/08/2018 8:41:59 PM PST · by wmileo · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | March 8, 2018 | Brian Flood
    ABC News’ “The View” star Joy Behar has reportedly apologized for recent comments that mocked Vice President Pence’s Christian faith. Disney CEO Bob Iger said during the Q&A portion of a shareholder meeting on Thursday that Behar apologized directly to Pence on the phone. A source close to Pence confirmed to Fox News that Behar did apologize. The shareholder who asked the question was Justin Danhof, who is the general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research. Danhof told Iger that some of Disney’s recent decisions are “strange when trust in media is at an all-time low” and...
  • Ten Commandments Plaque Removed from Hibbing (MN) Courthouse

    03/08/2018 8:36:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies ^ | 3/8/18 | AP
    A bronze plaque with the Ten Commandments is no longer on view at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Hibbing. Property management removed the plaque at the direction of county administration on Monday. St. Louis County communications manager Dana Kazel tells the Hibbing Daily Tribune that officials consulted with the county attorney's office, which recommended removing the Ten Commandments based on past court decisions.
  • The Parallels Between the Gun Debate and the Opioid Crisis

    03/08/2018 7:47:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 7, 2018 | Star Parker
    By now, most have heard about the deadly opioid epidemic that has struck our nation.According to data compiled in a Kaiser Family Foundation report, there were 42,249 casualties in 2016 related to opioids. This is double the 21,089 reported in 2010.For a little perspective, given all the attention guns are getting these days, per the FBI, in 2015 there were 13,455 murders, 9,616 committed with firearms.What is driving this opioid crisis?According to a recent report about opioids by the Social Capital Project, organized in the U.S. Senate, “the oversupply and abuse of legal prescription pain relievers is at the heart...
  • eBay Banning AR-15-Related Gear and Images?

    03/08/2018 7:30:15 PM PST · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Chris Bushnell is the owner of Cypress Collectibles and and sent us the following: I am the owner of an embroidered patch company right here in Austin. Today I got a call from eBay saying that I cannot sell our 2nd Amendment patches that have an image of an AR-15 on them. eBay told me on the phone that they will be removing all clothing items this week from eBay that have an AR-15 or any assault rifle on them. That includes my patches, plus hats, t-shirts, and more. If you search eBay today for “AR15” you only get...
  • Kamala Harris On Immigration: Sessions Wants To Roll Back The Clock...

    03/08/2018 7:28:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 8 Mar 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC's All In with host Chris Hayes Wednesday night to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' speech on California ignoring the nation's immigration laws and likening it to nullification. Harris warned that it's not a good idea for Sessions to bring up Civil War history and said his credibility is "pretty shot" on those issues. Hayes prompted the comments from Harris when he brought up Sessions' reference to "slave states in nullification and secession" in denouncing California for evading federal immigration law. (Editor's note: Sessions actually said: 'There is no nullification. There is no secession.'...
  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer ‘Out of Office’ over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 7:27:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | March 8, 2018 | John Nolte
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why – my view – why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....
  • TITLE: AMERICA Prayer Vigil - 3/9/18 [Prayer]

    03/08/2018 7:18:01 PM PST · by TEXOKIE · 37 replies
    3/9/18 | TEXOKIE
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 7:15:25 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-08-2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced.
  • The Abbas Mythology

    03/08/2018 7:13:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-6- | Mitchell Bard
    A recent article in The Atlantic about “The Tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas” noted: “In him, the world saw a reformist, a leader who could get the Palestinians to the table and possibly clear the hurdle of the two-state solution.”This was the mythical Abbas who never really existed. But this myth allowed the Palestinian Authority president to become the world’s favorite Palestinian.Only now, according to the same article, has the world woken up to the realization that Abas has “morphed into a bureaucratic tyrant at home, hostile to America and downright incendiary towards Israel.”The truth is that Abbas was never a...
  • Trump teases big news;it arrives in the dark,on driveway

    03/08/2018 7:10:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2018 | JILL COLVIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first inkling that something big was afoot on North Korea came from President Donald Trump himself: He popped his head into the White House briefing room late Thursday afternoon to tease a “major statement” coming soon — from South Korean officials. Then ABC reporter Jon Karl ran into Trump in a West Wing hallway and the president let out a little more string. Asked if the announcement was about talks with North Korea, Trump offered: “It’s almost beyond that. Hopefully, you will give me credit.”
  • Democrats Are Considering Dropping Superdelegates Altogether

    03/08/2018 6:46:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 69 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | Posted on March 9, 2018, at 7:27 a.m. | Ruby Cramer and Ryan Brooks
    The measure would go a step beyond the Clinton-Sanders Unity Commission proposals to change the superdelegate system. An “absurd and undemocratic idea,” one DNC member said in a memo to party leaders. (please see link for full story)
  • Trump says prepared to meet North Korea's Kim in first-ever summit

    03/08/2018 6:46:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2018 | Steve Holland, Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first U.S.-North Korea summit, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang.
  • European Central Bank: Trump tariff move 'dangerous'

    03/08/2018 6:41:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2018 12:44 PM EST | David McHugh
    Europe’s top monetary official criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as a “dangerous” unilateral move. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, said that the “immediate spillover of the trade measures … is not going to be big.” But he said such disputes should be worked out among trade partners, not decided by measures initiated from one side. “Whatever convictions one has about trade … we are convinced that disputes should be discussed and resolved in a multilateral framework, that unilateral decisions are dangerous.” “There is a certain worry or...
  • when has a US President ever met a NorK leader? (Vanity)

    03/08/2018 6:36:55 PM PST · by llevrok · 15 replies
    3/8/2018 | llevrok
    Wondering - has a US president ever met face to face with a NorK leader? I'm thinking never going back to the civil war between north and south korea I know Jimmuh went there as well as Bubba (to rescue Lisa Ling's sister). But a sitting president?
  • U.S. Asks China for Plan to Reduce Trade Deficit by $100 Billion (Correction, from tweet yesterday)

    03/08/2018 6:27:14 PM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    MSN / Wall Street Journal ^ | 11 hours ago | Wei LingLing
    BEIJING—The Trump administration is asking Beijing for a plan to cut the annual U.S. trade deficit with China by $100 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Washington had asked Beijing for a $1 billion reduction—less than 0.3% of the countries’ annual trade gap or around one day’s worth of the trade imbalance. His tweet was off by $99 billion. (please see link for full article)
  • Professor Calls for 'Anti-Gun Types' to Attack the NRA and 'Leave No Survivors'

    03/08/2018 6:26:21 PM PST · by tschatski · 110 replies
    An Ohio professor is reportedly under investigation for making a Facebook post calling for anti-gun activists to "storm the NRA headquarters" and "make sure there are no survivors." James Pearce, an adjunct professor at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, wrote the post on June 13, the day after the terrorist mass shooting attack in Orlando.
  • Trump’s Stunningly Effective North Korea Policy Leaves Professional Diplomatic Corps Gobsmacked

    03/08/2018 6:25:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 175 replies
    CTH ^ | March 8, 2018
    The statement tonight by South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong is so jaw-dropping in significance it has left the professional diplomatic apparatus stunned. A year of targeted and strategic geopolitical policy execution by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has resulted in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un accepting denuclearization and requesting a meeting with President Trump to achieve terms therein. The possibility of a willingly denuclearized Korean peninsular is such an astounding policy victory; it is difficult to conceptualize. Here’s the statement from South Korea’s Chung Eui-yong: “Good evening, today I had the...
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/08/2018 6:25:01 PM PST · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
  • Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit

    03/08/2018 6:15:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 3/8/2018 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether it’s constitutional for Trump to block some followers.“Isn’t the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive?” she asked. “He can avoid hearing them by muting them.” The hearing stemmed from a lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people rejected by...
  • US Secret Service officer charged with possession of child pornography

    03/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    WJLA Washington DC ^ | 3/7/2018 | ABC7
    DENTON, Md. (ABC7) — A US Secret Service Uniformed Division Officer has been arrested and is facing child pornography charges in Caroline County. According to the Maryland State Police, Jeffrey Litteral, 52, was arrested Tuesday evening at his home in Denton. In 2017, an investigator with the Criminal Enforcement Division of the Maryland State Police initially received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about child pornography potentially being uploaded on the Internet, a press release states. After confirming the material was indeed child pornography, the investigator launched an investigation into finding its source. The investigation led...