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  • Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    05/20/2018 2:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:20 PM | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama administration. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” The Justice Department declined to comment. […] Trump did...
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • Newsprint tariffs hit newspapers hard

    05/20/2018 12:51:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20, 2018 | John Diaz
    Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” the saying goes. Yet the Trump administration is picking a fight with American newspapers over something they buy at even greater cost and quantity: newsprint.
  • The Deceiver and the Royal Wedding

    05/20/2018 12:17:45 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/2018
    As a committed Christian, I was happy to see the open presentation of the Christian faith at Saturday's Royal Wedding. Many watching choose to turn their backs on the truths of God's word and live a secular, non-believing life. That is their choice. They were kind enough to tolerate the message by sitting through it without making faces, and I thank them for their indulgence. But for some who have never consciously made the decision to be secular, it was a great opportunity to hear a loving viewpoint that society has done its best to block. This includes the Millennial...
  • Tom Steyer Spends $2 Million To Force Renewables On Michigan Customers

    05/20/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Michigan residents will likely be paying more for their electricity after a well-funded ballot initiative prompted the state’s largest utilities to adopt higher renewable energy usage. On Friday, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy — Michigan’s two biggest utility companies — announced a compromise with a ballot committee to dramatically increase their renewable portfolio standards. DTE and Consumers have agreed to establish a goal of at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030, which includes a pledge that 25 percent of their electricity sales originate from renewable sources by that same year. In return, Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan will essentially drop...
  • 'White people can be exhausting': How black dignity perseveres in a world made for whiteness (vomit)

    05/20/2018 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 107 replies
    White people can be exhausting. “It’s work to be the only person of color in an organization, bearing the weight of all your white co-workers’ questions about Blackness. “It’s work to always be hypervisible because of your skin — easily identified as being present or absent — but for your needs to be completely invisible to those around you. “It’s work to do the emotional labor of pointing out problematic racist thinking, policies, action and statements while desperately trying to avoid bitterness and cynicism. “Quite frankly, the work isn’t just tedious. It can be dangerous for Black women to attempt...
  • NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released

    05/20/2018 10:18:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police released video footage of the encounter, according to reports."Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD," Timmonsville NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie said in an April 13 Facebook post, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.[snip]"When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell...
  • Trump anti-sanctuary meeting was just bad political theater

    05/20/2018 10:14:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Raul A. Reyes
    On Wednesday, Donald Trump embraced the "resistance". The president held a White House meeting of state and local leaders from California who are rebelling against the Golden State’s sanctuary policies, which limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is suing California over these policies, and the guests in attendance represented cities and counties that are “resisting” state law by passing ordinances against sanctuary policies or supporting the federal government in the lawsuit. SNIP The 14 anti-sanctuary guests that Trump had in attendance at his meeting, like the mayor of Los Alamitos,...
  • Hackers Stream Gay Porn During House Race Debate Between Dem, Green Party Rivals

    05/20/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5-2018
    Hackers reportedly streamed a gay pornography video during an online House race debate for California’s 1st District Congressional seat. “The organization Independent Like the North State presented the forum, which was open to the seven candidates vying for incumbent Doug LaMalfa’s seat. Only two candidates, Lewis Elbinger, Green Party candidate from Mount Shasta, and David Peterson, Democrat from Grass Valley, were present,” reports KRCRTV. The debate, which was hacked with video of two men engaged in sexual acts shortly after 8:00 pm PST on Thursday, was streamed both online and broadcasted on radio station KFOI 90.9 FM. Amid the hack,...
  • Houston police chief: We need people to start using the ballot box to take action on gun control

    05/20/2018 10:08:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Julia Manchester
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Sunday that voters need to use the ballot box to achieve change on gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Santa Fe high school last week. "People at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not doing anything other than offering prayers," Acevedo told CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation." "We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the...
  • Has China succumbed to the art of the deal?

    05/20/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    >How real is the deal? We may not know for a couple of weeks yet (if not longer) but recent talks between China and the United States have resulted in an initial announcement that Beijing will prioritize closing the trade gap with the U.S. by purchasing significantly greater amounts of goods. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America. While China’s Foreign Ministry disputed some of the target amounts, the rest of the announcement looks as if it may soon become a reality. (CNN) Both parties said in...
  • President Poker-Player: Obama's Tell

    05/20/2018 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2018 | Gene Schwimmer
    Poker is a game of odds. There are high-probability hands and low-probability hands. As one would expect, lower-probability hands, such as a full house, trump – are stronger than – higher-probability hands. The player with the stronger hand wins over the player holding the weaker hand. Or not? In poker, or any number of other games where human beings play not just against the odds, but against each other, and no player knowing what cards the other players hold, a weak hand can, in fact, beat a higher hand if the player with the weaker hand is able to trick...
  • Royal Wedding Emblematic of the Decline of the Church of England

    05/20/2018 9:46:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 74 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    The ceremony itself featured an African-American bishop who cited the American civil rights movement and quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as often as he did Jesus. The couple opted for a secular song, “Stand by Me,” performed by a predominantly black gospel choir—jaws literally dropped—in addition to old-school Christian hymns sung by the congregation. The traditional Anglican vows were altered slightly to allow the outspoken feminist Markle to opt out of the traditional promise to obey her husband. While the acceptance of people of color into the royal fold is a welcome and long-overdue change, the acceptance of divorce and...
  • Jewish parents outraged after NY school holds moment of silence for Gaza dead

    05/20/2018 9:23:43 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    Unclear if tribute announced over loudspeaker by student was approved by principal; parents say they don't understand why school waded into conflict By TOI STAFF Several Jewish parents expressed outrage over the weekend after children at a New York City school were instructed to observe a moment of silence for the dozens of Palestinians killed during clashes along the Gaza border. The announcement of the Tuesday tribute at Beacon High School in Hell’s Kitchen was made by a student over the school’s PA system. It was not clear whether the decision had been approved by the school principal. The New...
  • ‘What I Did for Trump’ — SNL Rekindles Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin

    05/20/2018 8:58:42 AM PDT · by Bratch · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2018 | Trent Baker
    This week on “Saturday Night Live,” guest and former cast member Tina Fey brought back her old Sarah Palin character to deliver a message to members of the Trump administration. “Here’s a refresher: I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shops,” Fey said as Palin. “Take it from me, politics is a wild ride. One minute you’re on top, and then you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci. Well, I have a message for all the people in the Trump White House: enjoy your moment, who...
  • Elizabeth Warren pledges not to take ‘single penny’ from NRA. There’s no escaping that irony.

    05/20/2018 8:30:40 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 20, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    One might expect the National Rifle Association would opt to burn its money in a huge bonfire before contributing to the campaign of hard-left zealot Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but that didn’t stop the Massachusetts Democrat from pledging not to take donations from the pro-Second Amendment group. Proving that Democrats have never met a catchy slogan they will not rally around to create a groundswell of support for their failed agenda, Warren took the pledge being pushed by NoNRAMoney.org, which has declared that “it’s time to make the NRA politically radioactive.” “I pledge not to take a single penny from the...
  • Lies The Anti-Gun Left Tell & That MUST Be Confronted Now!

    05/20/2018 7:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The sociological, theological, cultural and political left lie often. This is not new. That they lie regarding the issue of guns is taken for granted. That they do so in the aftermath of children dying—usually as a result of their horrid policies—they do so with such predictability you could set one’s watch to it. The shooting in Texas this week was no exception. Within minutes of the first reports breaking the wires, the twitter-verse had exploded worldwide with the demands that “something be done.” (And you realize that they say this as though they are the only ones who think...
  • H.A.L.P.E.R. Spells Game Up for Obama's Spies

    05/20/2018 7:51:30 AM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | May 20, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Last week I reported that Internet sleuths had winkled out the name of the spy/agent provocateur that Obama's intelligence officers had used on the Trump campaign. The New York Times and Washington Post, the Democrats' semi-official newspapers this week megaphoned the instigators, offering up their justifications without naming his name. Again, the name is Stefan Halper, who, as I wrote here last week, was paid a substantial sum by the Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment. If it was for this work – and it suspiciously looks like it because the payments were made in July and September of...
  • Enviro activists: Prosecute accidental harm to endangered species

    05/20/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Two convicts are in a prison common room, and one asks the other, “Watcha in for?” “Driving over a frog.” Such a seemingly innocent activity, along with building a house or hiking up a trail, could result in jail time if a lawsuit by the environmental group WildEarth Guardians succeeds, according to an opposition brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. WildEarth contends someone doesn’t have to be aware of the Endangered Species Act or intend to violate it to be convicted, fined and jailed under the law. In the brief, the Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Jonathan...
  • Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

    05/20/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Erwin Seba
    SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher, 16, told the newspaper that her daughter rejected four months of aggressive advances from accused shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at the Santa Fe high school. Fisher finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, the newspaper quoted her mother as writing in a private message to the Times. “A week later he opens...