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  • Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?

    08/14/2018 12:52:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Harry Kazianis
    Recent comments by North Korea’s foreign minister could signal that dictator Kim Jong Un may break his vague pledge to President Trump to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Since Kim, his father and grandfather who ruled before him all have a well-documented history of lying about North Korea’s military aims when it suits their interests, it should not come as a shock that Kim is continuing the proud family tradition. If so, Northeast Asia could very well be headed right back to the brink of war, with few options left to avoid what could be a dangerous...
  • Diamond and Silk "Chit Chat Live" | August 13, 2018 | Guest, David J. Harris, Jr.

    08/13/2018 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/18 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk tackle today's headlines and welcome David J. Harris, Jr to their program. David is African American Christian who has established a Facebook following of significant size. David is pro-President Trump and pro-conservative Christian issues. He had a following of 450,000 on Facebook and was getting the truth out especially to African Americans who want to escape the Demonrat plantation. Facebook has twice shut down David Harris' facebook articles....gave him a 90 day suspension - and then after it was back up for 3 weeks, shut him down again. He is trying to get the truth out there...
  • Omarosa says Mueller's office has reached out to her

    08/13/2018 5:37:07 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/13/2018 | Brett samiels
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says that she's "certainly" willing to share recordings from her time in the Trump administration with special counsel Robert Mueller, and that his office has already reached out to her. Manigault Newman appeared Monday on MNSBC's "Hardball" as part of her ongoing press tour for her new White House memoir. Asked by host Chris Matthews if she has tapes from her time working in the Trump administration beyond the two she has shared publicly in recent days, Manigault Newman said, "I have plenty." "Anything Mueller would like to see?" Matthews asked. "If his...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 4:59:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • The defense authorization bill is named after John McCain — but Trump didn't mention him

    08/13/2018 3:54:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/18 | Betsy Klein
    President Trump just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, named after Arizona Sen. John McCain, but the President never once mentioned McCain's name or thanked him. “We would not be here for today’s signing ceremony without the dedicated efforts without the dedicated members of Congress who worked so hard to pass the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Trump while thanking service members and military leadership. However, he did mention Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spoke briefly and represents the district containing Fort Drum, as well as Don Baker, Dan Donovan, Joe Wilson, and Martha McSally.
  • Blue Ebb Tide In Florida: Dem Registration Edge Drops Ahead Of Midterms

    08/13/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Auug 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Floridians go to the polls for their midterm primaries in two weeks, and the electorate looks surprisingly the same as it did two or four years ago. Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this purple state based on reaction to Donald Trump and the disaster response in Puerto Rico, Democrats didn’t make any gains in their share of the electorate. In fact, as Politico’s Marc Caputo reports, they lost ground: Last week we wondered “where’s the blue wave?” when Democratic absentee ballot returns weren’t as proportionately high as they were at this time of the election in 2014, the...
  • If Trump’s Voters Turn Out This Fall, They’ll Give Republicans A Big Senate Majority

    08/13/2018 3:29:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/13/2018 | thomas mitchell
    n the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012. Hillary Clinton ruled the big Midwestern cities and suburbs in 2016, often surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 margins of victory in places like Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis.) But in every Midwestern state, the small towns and countryside gave Donald Trump much higher victory margins than they gave Mitt Romney in 2012. The small-town and rural Midwest gave Hillary 20 percent fewer votes than Obama received in 2012, and gave...
  • After Strzok firing, Trump says Clinton investigation should be ‘redone'

    08/13/2018 3:21:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    /www.conservativereview.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Chros Pandolfo
    In tweets celebrating news that FBI agent Peter Strzok was fired from the FBI Monday, President Donald Trump called for the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, declaring the original investigation led by Strzok a “total fraud.” "Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI - finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!" "@realDonaldTrump Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly...
  • Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

    08/13/2018 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared By Associated Press Published: 16:38 EDT, 13 August 2018 | Updated: 16:59 EDT, 13 August 2018 REENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared. In an interview Monday with The Associated Press in Greensboro, Gore cited the Paris Climate Accord as one example of the Trump administration failing to change environmental rules as quickly as it might want. While the United States withdrew...
  • Netflix CFO David Wells to step down

    08/13/2018 12:39:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | STEVE KOVACH
    Netflix's CFO David Wells will step down. Wells will stay on the job until he finds a successor, the company says. Wells has been CFO since 2010. Netflix CFO David Wells to step down Netflix CFO David Wells to step down 5 Hours Ago | 02:07 Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells is stepping down. Wells, who has been CFO since 2010, will stay on the job until he can help choose a successor, the company announced Monday. Netflix's stock was down slightly in early trading. Wells said he intends to focus on philanthropy. Here's the full announcement from Netflix:
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • Dems Still Waiting, Hoping for the 'Blue Wave'

    08/13/2018 12:20:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/13/2018 | Michael Walsh
    The deracinated Democrats, still unable to accept their loss in the 2016 presidential election, have pinned their hopes on the iron laws of "history" and its noble arc to tell themselves that, since the party in power usually (but not always!) loses congressional seats in an off-year national election, there's a mighty "Blue Wave" coming this fall that will sweep the GOP from power in the House and tee up articles of impeachment against president Trump, because waaaahhhhhh.Then again, maybe not: For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their...
  • [From 7/24/18] Stripe, PayPal, Patreon: The Right Is Being Banned from Online Fundraising

    08/13/2018 12:11:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 7/24/18 | Allum Bokhari
    The creeping exclusion of the right from online platforms like Twitter and Facebook is well-known, drawing the attention of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and the RNC. But a greater challenge is on the horizon: the exclusion of the right from financial services.Conservatives have long been the target of shadowbans, biased algorithms, and account bans on social media. Not content with silencing their voices online, the left now wants to stop the right from using the web to fundraise. Thanks to the increasing willingness of online fundraising platforms and payment processors to ban clients for political reasons, they are getting...
  • ‘Mainstream’ media pushing us toward more political violence by refusing to call out Antifa

    08/13/2018 11:03:25 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/13/18 | USA Features
    Epic Fail: On Thursday one hundred newspapers around the country are set to simultaneously run editorials bashing POTUS Donald Trump for his characterizing them as “fake news” and ‘enemies of the people’ — which is pretty much what they all do everyday unofficially. Because practically no one in Trump’s America trusts them anyway, the ‘mainstream’ media’s equivalent of another anti-Trump temper tantrum isn’t going to affect POTUS’ approval rating one iota — unless, of course, it will drive it up. The papers are going to whine and complain that POTUS Trump is ‘harming the First Amendment’ through alleged attempts to...
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • The Media Are Hiding Their Knowledge and Duplicity – Buzzfeed, WaPo and New York Times Had Unre...

    08/13/2018 9:00:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/12/2018 | SUNDANCE
    We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. However, only recently did we discover the media engagements were not just pervasive, they were/are participatory. As a consequence the same media cannot reasonably report on any aspect of the story without exposing their own duplicity; their only choice is to double down on lies they helped create and promote. (see images) In preparation for explosive developments soon to reach critical mass CTH strongly urges everyone to think carefully about these recently discovered empirical truths: #1) The...
  • Feds actively investigating Clinton Foundation [Blast from the Past]

    08/13/2018 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:01 AM ET, Sat January 6, 2018 | By Laura Jarrett and Evan Perez
    Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter. The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for donations to the charity's coffers, as well as whether tax-exempt funds were misused, the official said. The investigation, led by the FBI field office in Little Rock, Arkansas, is being overseen by the US attorney's office in the...