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  • The Royal Couple in Pictures

    05/20/2018 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 May 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Well, today was the big day for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so it seems appropriate to offer a few Royal romances as our Saturday movie date. The most directly relevant movie, Royal Wedding, made in 1947, was set in London against the background of Prince Harry's grandparents' nuptials and starred Fred Astaire and an actress whose dad was an actual guest at the actual real-life wedding - Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston. But I'll say a few words about that tomorrow night in our Song of the Week department, and today cast our net a...
  • Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race

    05/20/2018 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction. Snipes “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before this court,” Singhal said.
  • 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 · 7 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...
  • Incoming NRA President Oliver North blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence,’ Ritalin

    05/20/2018 8:08:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North says school shootings are the product of a “culture of violence,” not the Second Amendment. “The problem that we’ve got is we’re trying like the dickens to treat the symptom without treating the disease,” Mr. North said on “Fox News Sunday.” “And the disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence.” He said everything from violence on television to Ritalin, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, may be contributing to the problem. “Nearly all of these perpetrators are...
  • A Listing of Participants

    05/20/2018 8:00:03 AM PDT · by ptsal · 6 replies
    The Markets Work ^ | 12-May-2018 | Jeff Carlson
    The following is an attempt to begin compiling a more complete list of individuals with involvement or affiliation in Trump Surveillance, Steele Dossier and/or the Russia Narrative. Updated: 5-12-18. Information on UK private intelligence firm Hakluyt, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper added. FBI Agent Pientka. Individuals have been placed into the following groups: Resignations/Firings – Department of Justice (Non-FBI) Resignations/Firings – FBI FBI/DOJ Watch List FBI – Assignments Away from FBI Headquarters Other Notable Retirements Intelligence Officials – United States Intelligence Officials – Britain Intelligence Officials – Australia Obama Officials Clinton Campaign/DNC Clinton Confidants Perkins Coie Websites/Blogs – Lawfare, Just...
  • Stefan Halper Was Paid $282,000 in 2016 For Spying on Trump — And Another $129,280 in 2017

    05/20/2018 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Stefan Halper was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government including spying on the Trump campaign.
  • Lies The Anti-Gun Left Tell & That MUST Be Confronted Now!

    05/20/2018 7:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 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 · 18 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...
  • The Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump?

    05/20/2018 7:47:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Niall Stanage
    Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump — but how far is he willing to go to get the president's testimony? Some legal experts believe Mueller might have gathered sufficient evidence for indictments even without a Trump interview. They say Mueller could be reluctant to get bogged down in the months-long legal battle that would ensue were the president to resist a subpoena. “Originally my thought was, ‘Without question, Mueller will subpoena him given how he has handled this case.’ I’m not so completely sure of that anymore. I think Mueller could say, ‘We’ve tried to accommodate them,...
  • Enviro activists: Prosecute accidental harm to endangered species

    05/20/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 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...
  • Hunt: Voters miss Obama because they respect integrity [BARF]

    05/20/2018 7:42:53 AM PDT · by Maceman · 19 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | 5/20/2018 | Albert Hunt
    A CNN poll last week showed that most Americans think Barack Obama was a better president than Donald Trump has been. The margin was huge: 19 percentage points. Trump supporters will yell “fake news,” but they’ll be wrong. Respondents to the same survey thought Hillary Clinton would have been a better president than Trump, but only by three percentage points. By comparison, she bested Trump in the 2016 popular vote by 2.1 percentage points. The wide preference for Obama over Trump (and Clinton) has little relationship to public attitudes toward policies on taxes, health care or Iran policy. (Obama and...
  • Trump: Why didn't DNC hand over hacked server to FBI?

    05/20/2018 7:42:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump went after Democrats in a pair of tweets Sunday morning, questioning why the Democratic National Committee (DNC) didn’t hand over a hacked server to the FBI. “What ever happened to the Server, at the center of so much Corruption, that the Democratic National Committee REFUSED to hand over to the hard charging (except in the case of Democrats) FBI?” Trump tweeted. Etc...
  • Hawaii volcano activity prompts new threats as man seriously injured from lava spatter

    05/20/2018 7:41:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    foxnews ^ | KatherineLam
    A man was seriously injured when he was hit with lava spatter while standing on his third-floor balcony — the first known injury related to Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruptions as new volcanic activity creates new threats in surrounding neighborhoods. The homeowner on Noni Farms Road was hit with lava on the shin and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, Janet Snyder, spokeswoman for the Office of the Mayor, told Reuters. "It hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Snyder said, adding that the lava spatter could weigh “as much as a refrigerator.”...
  • Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

    05/20/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 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...
  • Blood spilled from another US high school ... and video games are already being blamed

    05/20/2018 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 May 2018 | Iain Thomson
    Once again, a mass murderer has opened fire at a school in America – this one is Santa Fe High School in Texas – and video games are already being blamed. Rather than, oh, say, gun control, or the lack thereof. Details are still coming in. The attack happened just a few hours ago. At this stage, it appears nine students and one teacher are dead, ten more wounded, explosives were potentially found at the school, and a suspect has been taken into custody. In his segment on Fox News covering the shooting, anchor Jon Scott was chatting to a...
  • Texas shooting suspect dimitrios Pagourtzis won't face death penalty

    05/20/2018 7:27:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 19 , 2018
    Accused Santa Fe HS shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, won’t face the death penalty if he is convicted of capital murder, and could be paroled when he’s 57, thanks to two US Supreme Court rulings. A 2005 decision made it unconstitutional for anyone under 18 at the time of their crime to face execution, and a 2012 ruling outlawed life without parole.
  • The Latest: Venezuelans line up to vote in Sunday's election

    05/20/2018 7:13:09 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 9:22 a.m.The leafy streets in the opposition stronghold of eastern Caracas were largely empty on Sunday, but voters in other parts of the city headed to the polls.Near Petare, Caracas' biggest slum, festive revolutionary music played as a few dozen voters stood in a long line to flash their so-called "fatherland cards" to socialist party volunteers. A woman wearing a Sports Ministry jacket in the red, yellow and blue colors of Venezuela's flag scanned each card with her phone —a form of verifying that cardholders had done their patriotic...
  • Obama spied on Trump’s campaign. Where’s the outrage?

    05/20/2018 6:51:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Larry O'Connor
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:It’s been nearly 24 hours since it has been revealed to the world that President Barack Obama’s Justice Department conducted a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign. The investigation began 100 days before the presidential election and was executed with all the traditional tools of spy trade-craft including  informants (spies) and electronic surveillance (wire tapping.) These stunning revelations were memorialized in the bible of the Mainstream Media: It was written in the Gospel According to the New York Times. After two years of every sentence of Trump’s rhetoric being shot through the lens of “Hitler” or “1930’s style fascist” or “Banana Republic...
  • Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says

    05/20/2018 6:45:49 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 20 May 2018 | AP
    Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected.
  • Judge Jeanine: Sessions is the most dangerous man in America

    05/20/2018 6:42:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2018
    Jeff Sessions has done nothing to give Americans any kind of confidence in the Justice Department. The brainy lady rips the AG in this 7:20 minute long video.