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  • Missouri Senator: ‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’

    08/17/2017 10:26:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A Missouri state senator said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She made the comment in an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed that his cousin is a Secret Service agent. A Missouri State Senator from St. Louis has now called for the assassination of @realDonaldTrump. Keep it classy @MariaChappelleN. pic.twitter.com/JTrkxk4Pkz — Mark Reardon (@MarkReardonKMOX) August 17, 2017 Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to a reporter with St. Louis TV station KMOX that she posted the comment. “I...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Rohrabacher Says Assange Could Be Pardoned For Info About DNC Leak Source

    08/17/2017 10:25:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Wednesday in an effort to obtain information about the source of a leak of Democratic officials’ emails. Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview Thursday that Assange is hoping to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is currently in asylum, and that during the meeting they explored “what might be necessary to get him out.” The congressman told TheDC that “if [Assange] is going to give us a big favor, he would obviously have to be pardoned to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.”
  • 'Punching Nazis should not be a crime'

    08/17/2017 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Teotwawki
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2017 | Darren Boyle
    Full Title: 'Punching Nazis should not be a crime': Middle School teacher charged with assaulting Californian white nationalist calls on a judge to throw out her case' A middle school teacher filmed punching a white nationalist during a demonstration has called on all charges against her to be dropped as 'standing up to Nazism is not a crime'.
  • Virginia State Police Say They Didn't Find Caches of Weapons in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 10:18:52 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Reason Magazine Blog ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said police found weapons stashed by white nationalists. Police say they didn't Contradicting statements by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia State Police say they did not find caches of weapons stashed around Charlottesville in advance of last Saturday's deadly white nationalist rally. In an interview Monday on the Pod Save the People podcast, hosted by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe claimed the white nationalists who streamed into Charlottesville that weekend hid weapons throughout the town. "They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city,"...
  • Virginia State Police Say They Didn’t Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim

    08/17/2017 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 17, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) was contradicted by the Virginia State Police again on Wednesday after he claimed weapons were hidden around Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally turned riot. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe explained why police were often hesitant to try and break up violent altercations between white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Antifa factions. He said the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and prepared to commit violent acts from the start, and police were trying to avoid escalating the violence. He then claimed police had discovered weapons caches throughout the city.
  • Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wears Burqa in Parliament

    08/17/2017 10:18:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Thursday, August 17th, 2017 | Rod McGuirk
    An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. “There has been a large majority of Australians (who) wish to see the banning of the burqa,” said Hanson, an outspoken fan of President Donald Trump, as senators objected.
  • Rev. Franklin Graham Issues Brutal Response to Charlottesville… Libs Furious

    08/17/2017 10:16:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    In a scathing, and what many might call unexpected, missive posted to his Facebook account, the Rev. Franklin Graham fired back at critics who would blame President Trump for the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. That attack claimed the life of one counter-protester, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in addition to two Virginia State troopers who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the white supremacist demonstration that started the unrest. Posted Sunday night, Graham’s statement said that if earthly political figures don’t want to put the blame where it belongs — on evil itself — that there’s...
  • GOP Official Resigns After Post About ‘Violent’ Leftists

    08/17/2017 10:14:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Dan Boyd
    A top Republican Party official in New Mexico’s second-most populous county stepped down Tuesday, two days after making social media comments about “violent, leftist protesters” that sparked outrage. The Doña Ana County Republican Party announced on Facebook that it has accepted the resignation of its former chairman, Roman Jimenez, who had previously said the comments were taken out of context. The county party’s new interim chairman, Victor Contreras, said Tuesday that he and other county party officials stand in opposition to acts of violence and racism that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., when a large group of white nationalists gathered to...
  • Twelve Memorials That Must Be Removed If Democrats Are Serious About Erasing Racism

    08/17/2017 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 16, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    If Democrats seeking the removal of historical memorials tied to racist history are serious, they should be tripping over one another to get in front of a camera and call for the removal of memorials and namesakes to Presidents Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Sen. Robert C Byrd. These five men had two things in common–all had a penchant for racism to one degree or another, and all were Democrats. Some of the memorials to them are monuments, some are groves, others are highways, bridges, colleges, and even cemeteries. Of course, the cemeteries ought...
  • Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

    08/17/2017 10:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Samuel Gibbs
    Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday.
  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    08/17/2017 10:02:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement was announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
  • Republican Party is walking away from the GOP president: Stuart Varney

    08/17/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/17/17 | Stuart Varney
    The congressional calendar is jammed. There are serious doubts that there's room for all the legislation that's lined up waiting for a vote. ... There are just 12 days before the end of September, when the House and Senate are in session together. In those 12 days, Congress has to pass a budget and a debt ceiling extension. That's surely very difficult. Now throw in the Republican Party walking away from the Republican president. That is what's happening. And the chances of getting a budget, debt ceiling, health care, tax cuts and infrastructure done this year are surely slim and...
  • At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack(T)

    08/17/2017 10:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/17/2017 | Iain Burns
    At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians and two men entered a restaurant with guns. Pictures and video emerging from the scene show police cars and ambulances near the Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city. Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a 'massive crash'. Horrifying footage from the scene shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor. It is believed the van hit pedestrians before gunmen ran into a nearby restaurant to hold diners...
  • Senior FBI Official Who Investigated Clinton Leaves Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe

    08/17/2017 9:59:09 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2017 | Kristina Wong
    One of the FBI’s top investigators tapped by special counsel Robert Muller to investigate Russian interference in the elections has left the team, according to a report. Sources told ABC News that Peter Strzok — who had just been tapped about a month ago — is now working for the FBI’s human resources division. It is not yet known why Strzok left the team. He had supervised the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails last year.
  • Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

    08/17/2017 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol By Mike Lillis - 08/17/17 12:25 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday joined the growing chorus of Democrats calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol. Calling the monuments a “reprehensible” symbol of a racist era, Pelosi urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders to support an effort to purge the statues from the building. “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across...
  • 13 Dead In Barcelona Van Attack

    08/17/2017 9:56:14 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/2017 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: The terrorists alleged to have plowed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in a popular tourist area -- resulting in confirmed deaths -- were holed up in a Barcelona restaurant Thursday as images of the carnage, showing bodies lying crumpled and bleeding in the street, flooded forth from the Spanish city. Catalan police tweeted that "there are mortal victims and injured from the crash" without specifying numbers. The Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper is reporting at least one dead and 20 injured.
  • Canadian woman, 84, finds long-lost diamond ring wrapped around carrot

    08/17/2017 9:56:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/16/17 | Ashifa Kassam
    After losing her engagement ring on her family farm more than a decade ago, Canadian Mary Grams resigned herself to the idea she would never see it again. That is, until the diamond ring showed up this week – 13 years after she lost it –wrapped tightly around a misshapen carrot that had been freshly plucked from the garden. The 84-year-old said she likely lost the ring as she was pulling a large weed from her farm in central Alberta in 2004, prompting a frantic search. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees … we couldn’t find...
  • Phoenix Confederate monument defaced with paint; Apache Junction area monument damaged

    08/17/2017 9:50:12 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    PHOENIX - A Confederate monument in Phoenix was power-washed on Thursday morning after it was defaced with paint. White paint coated parts of the monument located in the Wesley Bolin Plaza in downtown Phoenix, but there is no word yet on who may have been behind the vandalism. ABC15 crews on scene showed a clean-up crew hosing off the monument around 6 a.m.
  • Occidental College: Stuck on “Stupidity”

    08/17/2017 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    While universities notoriously serve as Petri dishes that cultivate the doctrines of social justice and inculcate students with its dogmas, Occidental College actually offers an undergraduate degree program in "Critical Theory and Social Justice. (CTSJ)" Describing the program as "interdisciplinary," the syllabus explains: "'Critical' refers to various bodies of theory and method: Marxism, psychoanalysis, the Frankfurt School, deconstruction, critical race studies, queer theory, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and intersectionality that interrogate the essentialist assumptions that underlie social identities. 'Social justice' refers to an extra-juridical concept of fairness that is focused on exposing and ending social inequalities. The aim of the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s book release has Dems worried, irritated

    08/17/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 17, 2017
    Democrats are on edge over Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book that is likely to dredge up the controversies surrounding her 2016 defeat to President Trump, just as the out-of-power party is trying to "move on" and chart a course back to the majority. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady who added Democratic presidential nominee to her resume last year apparently isn’t done with public life. She plans to release her book, “What Happened,” next month. But Bloomberg reports that Democrats are privately concerned that Clinton’s book will help Trump, by fueling his case that Democrats are going...