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  • Ukraine should blow up Putin's Crimea bridge

    05/20/2018 4:54:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday. Putin did so by in a typical show of bravado by leading a column of transport vehicles across the bridge. Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge. While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine's very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin's perspective that's the whole point. The bridge cost Russia's near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin...
  • Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan’s case hit with repeated delays, as feds probe new allegations

    05/20/2018 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/18 | Alex Pappas
    The federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, has been hit with repeated delays over the last six months -- a situation fueled by allegations in the media that, according to his attorney, have piqued the curiosity of prosecutors. **SNIP** A grand jury in August returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The facts of the case on paper are...
  • Repeal of Louisiana Switchblade Knife Ban goes to Governor Edwards

    05/20/2018 3:59:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 13th, 2018, the Louisiana repeal of the switchblade ban (HB892) unanimously passed the House.  From legiscan.com: (4)(a) The manufacture, ownership, possession, custody or use intentional concealment on one's person of any switchblade knife, spring knife, or other knife or similar instrument having a blade which may be automatically unfolded or extended from a handle by the manipulation of a button, switch, latch, or similar contrivance located on the handle. Section 2. R.S. 14:95(J) is hereby repealed in its entirety. CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions. On May 10th,...
  • SCHNEIDERMAN ELIGIBLE FOR $63K A YEAR PENSION

    05/20/2018 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 5/14/18
    **SNIP** Schneiderman is eligible for a $63,000 a year pension - but the Albany Times Union reports that he has yet to file for retirement with the state. The democrat stepped down last week after reports came out that he assaulted four women.
  • How Will Meghan Markle's Finances Change Now that She Married Harry? (Hey Prince, Meet the IRS)

    05/19/2018 8:32:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 05/19/2018 | By Amy Fontinelle
    The marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is anything but ordinary. Even among royal marriages it’s unique because Meghan is American – and, like many Americans, she is biracial. But while her race isn’t a issue, her nationality is – thanks to the U.S. tax code.Prince Harry, Meet the IRS American citizens like Markle, who was born in Los Angeles, must report their worldwide income to the IRS even while living abroad. (For more, see How to Pay Taxes If You're Overseas.) She will have to file U.S. tax returns and Foreign Bank Accounting Report (FBAR) forms, assuming she...
  • The Myth of Conservative Feminism [NYT Barf]

    05/19/2018 7:45:28 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jessica Valenti
    There is a distinct lack of feminist celebration over these women ascending in these jobs — an absence that Republicans have criticized as hypocrisy. Shouldn’t we feminists be pleased by these shattered glass ceilings? ...Feminism isn’t about blind support for any woman who rises to power. The real political duplicity here is Republicans’ continued efforts to co-opt feminist language while actively curtailing women’s rights.
  • Judge Jeanine: Former AG Loretta Lynch Had to Approve the FBI Informant Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/19/2018 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Jeanine Pirro dropped a BOMB on her show Saturday night. Judge Jeanine said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have signed off on approval for the FBI informant in London.
  • KANYE WEST: RACIST (Wait...what?)

    05/19/2018 7:36:20 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 19 replies
    BillWhittle.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Bill Whittle
    An excerpt from this video: "Kayne West listens to Jordan Petersen. And as I write this, I have discovered that he has quoted the smartest man on planet Earth, Thomas Sowell. Kanye West quoted Thomas Sowell. (pretend faints) Sorry about that. Kanye West has 28 million Twitter followers. 28 million people just heard from Thomas Sowell. Another 28 million I'm guessing that the number who have never heard of Thomas Sowell before is somewhere around oh, 28 million. Now that means that Kanye has to renounce his conservative crimes, oh, he just HAS to. And for the biggest reason of...
  • Federal Lawsuit Filed To Block Obama Presidential Center In Chicago

    05/19/2018 7:33:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Political Insider ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ann
    Barack Obama made a habit of stealing private land to create more public parks. Now, in a highly ironic turn of events, public park activists have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to block construction of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. The Obama Presidential Center has been mired in controversy from the start. In March 2015, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance for Chicago Park District land in Jackson Park to be transferred to the City of Chicago to lease to the Obama...
  • leaker goes silent: james comey goes silent after news breaks he was running spies inside trump camp

    05/19/2018 6:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 113 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed “Crossfire Hurricane” into Trump’s campaign 100 days before the Presidential election. The FBI was spying on the opposition party’s campaign 100 days before the election.  The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed...
  • Obama’s Deep State Plant in Trump Campaign was Bill Clinton Classmate and Later Advisor to Clinton

    05/19/2018 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clinton’s and advisor to the Clinton Administration! Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on Trump campaign).Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to...
  • Pacific island leaders pledge action toward North Korea denuclearization

    05/19/2018 5:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | May 19, 2018 | Saki Hayashi
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The leaders of 16 Pacific island nations and territories, as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand, adopted a declaration at the end of a two-day summit Saturday committing to concrete action toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. It was the first time for participants to refer to the North Korean threat at the summit, which is held every three years. This year's summit, the eighth, was held in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The leaders welcomed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, issued at the April summit between the leaders of...
  • Is This the Most Powerful Anti-Sanctuary City Testimony Ever?

    05/19/2018 5:08:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Western. Journal ^ | May 19,2018 | BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    Opponents say that sanctuary cities cost citizens money, promote crime and disregard the rule of law. Those are all very good in the abstract, but it’s hard for us to conceptualize just what that actually means. If you need the reality of the situation brought home to you, this testimony by a Hispanic woman at the public hearing for California’s sanctuary state bill should tell you all you need to know about just how destructive such policies are. “I don’t think he was the first victim, but we’re the first families to speak out in the state of California,” she...
  • JAZZING UP THE FBI SPYING-ON-TRUMP SCANDAL

    05/19/2018 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 19,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The FBI and its friends in the mainstream media want to make the Bureau’s spying on the Trump campaign seem as dry, innocuous, and non-cloak-and-dagger as possible under the circumstances. An elderly professor contacted three Trump advisers — Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis. He met with Page at least several times and maintained an email correspondence with him. He met with Clovis once for coffee. He met several times for dinner with Papadopoulos. He was looking for indications of Russian influence in the campaign. Apparently, he found none. As dry as this story sounds, it still constitutes the...
  • Houston police chief sounds off on gun control

    05/19/2018 4:44:18 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18-May-2018 | Brian Logan
    "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights," Acevedo said, "but I want you to know I've hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue."
  • As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

    05/19/2018 4:39:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | May 19, 2018 | Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
    BERLIN - Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Donald Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime. But as Trump’s aggressive rhetoric toward America’s closest allies has evolved into hostile action this spring, a new fear has swept European capitals. Trump may not be an aberration that can be waited out, with his successor likely to push reset after four or eight years of fraught ties. Instead, the blend of unilateralism, nationalism...
  • Clapper: 'Good Thing' If FBI Spied on Trump Campaign

    05/19/2018 3:34:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 May 2018 | Wanda Carruthers
    James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said it was a "good thing" if former President Barack Obama's administration spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Real Clear Politics reported Friday. "They [the Obama admin's FBI] may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign, but, you know, the focus here... is not on the campaign, per se, but what the Russians were doing to try to instantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it," Clapper told CNN. But if an intelligence agent was "observing" Trump campaign officials' interactions with Russia, "that's a good...
  • Happy Armed Forces Day!

    05/19/2018 3:01:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Tim Meads
    America has been honoring members of the military currently serving by celebrating this holiday on the third Saturday in May since 1950. The tradition began when President Harry S. Truman sought a specific day to honor all of our armed forces rather than have separate days for each individual branch. In August 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Jonson announced that Armed Forces Day would be created and celebrated the following May. Contrary to Memorial Day celebrations next weekend, which remembers veterans that have died either in combat or from injuries sustained in war, Armed Forces is specifically for members of the...
  • Trump Jr. met with Gulf adviser who offered help to win election

    05/19/2018 2:52:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 | Josh Delk
    President Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. reportedly met with a Gulf emissary months before the 2016 presidential election who said that the crown princes of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were eager to help Trump win. Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with George Nader was held at Trump Tower in August 2016, The New York Times reported Saturday, noting the meeting and other interactions are the first indication that a country other than Russia may have offered to help the Trump campaign before the election. It remains unclear whether the plan was executed, and a lawyer for Zamel...
  • ...shooting reminds America what vets already know: civilian gun culture is a dysfunctional mess

    05/19/2018 2:29:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Nothing But Communistgs ^ | 05/18/2018 | Michael E. Diamond
    Before I was sent out to use it, I had to prove an intimate familiarity with my weapon — how it worked, its maximum effective range in meters, how to load and unload it safely, how to disassemble and reassemble it, how to clean it, clear jams, sight it and fire it accurately. So it’s hard for me to fathom how easy it is for almost any civilian to walk out of a gun retailer carrying a new weapon without a clue about so many of these standards. And where military and law enforcement undergo extensive training on how to...