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  • REP. OMAR DEFENDS TWEET CLAIMING ‘ISRAEL HAS HYPNOTIZED THE WORLD,’ SAYS IT’S NOT ABOUT RELIGION

    01/17/2019 12:43:07 AM PST · by granada · 9 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2019 | Mike Brest
    Rep. Ilhan Omar defended a 2012 tweet in which she invoked Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings” during an interview with Amanpour & Company on Tuesday night. The controversial tweet, which is still online, reads, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel.” “Can I just move on to something that’s generally a rite of passage for politicians in the United States, and that is to sort of profess sort of fealty — or pay homage to AIPAC, the pro-Israel PAC that is very, very prominent,”...
  • Sara Carter on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (VIDEO): Urgent, Border Wall Needed

    01/16/2019 10:38:29 PM PST · by bitt · 4 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/16/2019 | Jennie Taer
    The national security implications along the southern border with Mexico has existed for decades, Sara Carter told Lou Dobbs on Tuesday. “This is the first time we have a president who is willing to do the right thing,” said Carter.“We only know about the people we catch not about the people we don’t catch.” Carter reported from the border in McAllen, TX last week where she encountered two Special Interest Aliens from Bangladesh, who agreed to speak with her about their arduous journey. The two men were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents shortly thereafter
  • Research Psychologist Epstein: Google Manipulation shifted 800,000 to 4.6 million votes in 2018

    01/16/2019 9:57:57 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/16/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Research psychologist Robert Epstein joined Tucker Carlson on Thursday night. In a previous appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight Epstein revealed that Google can take a 50-50 split among undecided voters and change it into a 90-10 split with no one knowing they had been manipulated and without leaving a paper trail… It has to do with their search suggestions. On Thursday Dr. Epstein revealed that just one Google shift in search results on Election Day 2018 shifted from 800,000 to 4.6 million votes to Democratic candidates. This follows the shocking Breitbart exposé by Allum Bokhari published Thursday that proves Google...
  • Giuliani: ‘I Never Said There Was No Collusion’ – I Said Trump Didn’t Collude

    01/16/2019 8:33:34 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | January 16, 2019 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani stated, “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign.” Giuliani said that he and the president have denied that the president colluded. Anchor Chris Cuomo stated, “Mr. Mayor, false reporting is saying that nobody in the campaign had any contacts with Russia. False reporting is saying that there has been no suggestion of any kind of collusion between the campaign and any Russians. Because now you have Paul Manafort giving poll data that winds up leading to this coincidence –.” Giuliani...
  • Stunning: Ohr Testimony Reveals Top DOJ Officials Briefed About Steele Before FISA

    01/16/2019 6:54:40 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Three top Senior Justice Department officials, two who are senior prosecutors on Robert Mueller’ Special Counsel, met with Bruce Ohr in the summer of 2016, well before the FBI sought a FISA warrant on a Trump campaign official. Ohr informed the trio of DOJ officials about his close contact with former British Spy Christopher Steele, whose dossier was used as the bulk of evidence to obtain the warrant to spy on Carter Page. Ohr, who was then the Associate Deputy Attorney General, told members of Congress during his closed-door testimony in August 2018 that he had informed senior officials that...
  • FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

    01/16/2019 6:10:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2019 | john Solomon
    When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources. The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later...
  • Former staffer sues Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for wrongful firing after rape claim

    01/16/2019 5:11:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    A former congressional staffer filed a lawsuit last week saying she was raped by an employee at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and when she said she was taking legal action against the foundation she was fired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The employee, who is suing as a Jane Doe plaintiff, is seeking at least $75,000 in damages for derailing her career and for emotional duress. She says she was raped in 2015 by the coordinator of her intern program at the foundation, and says there was DNA and text messages and phone calls that proved the encounter happened....
  • House Democratic leaders bottle up effort to censure Iowa Rep. Steve King

    01/16/2019 4:53:06 PM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    WaP ^ | 01-16-2019 | Mike Debonis
    House Democratic leaders blocked an effort to censure Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for racial comments, referring the measure to the House Ethics Committee for further review due to concerns that it might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech. Censure is the most serious sanction for a House member short of expulsion, and it has been imposed only six times in the past 100 years. Prompted by King’s recent comments to the New York Times questioning the offensiveness of the terms “white nationalism” and “white supremacy,” the House adopted a resolution condemning that hatred Tuesday. But Rep. Bobby L....
  • The Democrats’ Blueprint for Impeachment

    01/16/2019 4:05:38 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 16, 2019 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Do you recall back in July of 2016 when candidate Donald J. Trump brought down the house at a campaign press conference in Miami by jokingly pleading with the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails? Bill’s wife Bruno, as we call her, was claiming that she had lost some 30,000 emails and so Donald Trump got a laugh by saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope your able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” At least he got a laugh from the civilized minority who were following him. Apparently, we of the civilized minority were contributing to...
  • Trump announces six new federal court picks

    01/16/2019 3:49:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | ALEXOLDS
    President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. ~snip~ The new nominees announced Wednesday include Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Greg Guidry for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James W. Hendrix and Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, and Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota.
  • Networks Trashed Trump With 90% Negative Spin in 2018, But Did It Matter?

    01/16/2019 3:34:44 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    MRC ^ | January 15, 2019 | Rich Noyes
    At the midpoint of Donald Trump’s first term, the establishment media’s obvious hostility shows no signs of relenting, but polls show this negative coverage has had no discernible impact on the public’s attitudes toward the President. Since January 20, 2017, the Media Research Center has analyzed every moment of coverage of President Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, seen by approximately 23 million people each night.
  • White Supremacists Ate My Homework

    01/16/2019 2:30:58 PM PST · by scottinoc · 8 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | 1/16/2019 | Ann Coulter
    By finally returning to the issue that won him the election, President Trump once again has a winning hand. That's why we're hearing so much about "white supremacy" this week. Liberals lie all the time, but when they know they're vulnerable they lie even more than all the time. They're vulnerable on immigration. Even heroic, nonstop lying doesn't help -- as CNN has discovered.
  • In new video, Ocasio-Cortez joins progressive effort to oust more incumbent Democrats

    01/16/2019 1:58:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Benjy Sarlin
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled a well-established Democratic leader in a stunning primary upset last year - now she's looking to spur others to do the same. In a promotional video for Justice Democrats, the grassroots group that backed Ocasio-Cortez's 2018 upstart run against Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent. Under the program, activists can nominate potential candidates for the group's backing. In the video, Ocasio-Cortez recounts how she was nominated by her brother and became interested in running while participating in environmental protests with Native Americans activists at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. "Everybody knows someone...
  • Hawaii Democrat Ed Case claims he's 'an Asian trapped in a white body'

    01/16/2019 1:52:27 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Ed Case apologized Wednesday after he claimed at an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander voters that he’s an “Asian trapped in a white body.” Mr. Case, a Hawaii Democrat, sparked a social media backlash over the reported comment he made Tuesday at a Washington event billed as a “celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the 116th Congress.” According to National Journal fellow Nicholas Wu, Mr. Case, who represents a majority Asian district in Honolulu, declared at the event, “I’m an Asian trapped in a white body.”
  • Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census.

    01/16/2019 1:51:57 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION News ^ | 1/15/2019 | Nick Brown and Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated the Trump administration's addition of a U.S. citizenship question to the 2020 census, the first ruling in a handful of lawsuits that claim the query will hurt immigrants. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his true motives in adding the question last March. Ross had said the question - which has not appeared on the decennial census since 1950 - was necessary to enforce federal laws protecting eligible voters. Furman's decision will almost certainly be appealed, and could wind up before...
  • Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

    01/16/2019 1:46:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Nelson Renteria, Gustavo Palencia
    SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA - At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such ‘caravans’ that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week. On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the country’s border with Guatemala, waiting to cross en-route to the United States, local police chief Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters. Several hundred Honduran migrants already...
  • Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent

    01/16/2019 1:15:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Brian Ellsworth
    CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised the minimum wage by 300 percent to 18,000 bolivars per month, around $6.70, as part of routine wage hikes in an economy suffering from annual inflation approaching 2 million percent.
  • Democrats introduce bill to hike federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

    01/16/2019 1:08:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Jacob Pramuk (D-CNBC)
    Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, a long-shot plan that comes as the party tries to bill itself as a champion of the working class. The proposal to hike the U.S. wage floor from the current $7.25 will likely fail in the GOP-held Senate even if it gets through the Democratic-controlled House. However, the new House Democratic majority sees the measure as a message that it wants to lift low-wage workers and boost the economy — and an effort to focus on its policy priorities amid the longest government shutdown...
  • Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown (Hold Rallies)

    01/16/2019 1:02:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    KBZK ^ | January 16, 2019 | CNN
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Donald Trump’s ally who in the 1990s presided over one of the longest government shutdowns in US history, said Wednesday that Trump should stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and instead ramp up the pressure on rank-and-file Democrats. Gingrich said he would advise Trump to hold political rallies in Democratic districts where the President performed well in 2016, with the goal of winning just enough Democratic support to break the current impasse. “My advice would be: Why don’t you schedule three rallies in three Democratic districts and...
  • NYC restaurants cutting staff hours as minimum wage hits $15

    01/16/2019 12:55:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Megan Cerullo (D-CBS)
    The legal minimum wage for New York City employers with 11 or more workers rose more than 15 percent on Dec. 31, 2018, to $15 per hour from $13, giving fast-food, retail and other employees a bump in pay. But some New York City restaurant owners say the latest minimum wage hike is forcing them to cut workers' hours just to stay afloat. It's the third rise in the city's base wage since Dec. 31, 2016, when it went to $11 an hour. The latest increase is part of a plan that phases in minimum wage hikes across New York...