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  • 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.”
  • Virginia State Police Say They Didn't Find Caches of Weapons in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 10:18:52 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 2 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,"...
  • 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 · 12 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...
  • 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 · 45 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...
  • Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

    08/17/2017 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 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 · 17 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 · 13 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 · 38 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...
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  • Personalities and Evidence in the Seth Rich Murder Case

    08/17/2017 9:39:55 AM PDT · by chopperman · 5 replies
    make this viral
  • Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon

    08/17/2017 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | By LISA FRIEDMAN
    With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of climate change policy: a carbon tax. The plan by the senators, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, to level a $49 per metric ton fee on greenhouse gas emissions is widely acknowledged as a long shot. But the lawmakers, along with climate activists and a cadre of conservative supporters, insist the tax reform is a way to create bipartisan support. The senators propose to use a portion of the estimated $2.1...
  • Democrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protests

    08/17/2017 9:33:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | By David Weigel
    The Democratic National Committee is jumping into the ongoing waves of protests that have followed Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, launching a #RiseAndOrganize campaign to direct activists toward electoral politics. “In addition to calling on Republicans to denounce Trump, the next step is getting people to commit to vote,” explained DNC chief executive Jess O’Connell. “This is a galvanizing moment.” The DNC has spent weeks on a “Resistance Summer” campaign, one of several simultaneous national efforts to galvanize protesters and get them working on achievable political wins. The #RiseAndOrganize campaign, explained O’Connell, would involve Democrats finding the best opportunities to grill...
  • California Proposes Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun for Transgenders

    08/17/2017 9:27:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    California is on its way to passing a new law that makes it illegal to call transgender senior citizens a pronoun they don't like. For example, if an elderly person who was born male and lives in a long-term care facility wishes to be called "her" or "she," the workers there had better do it or face the consequences. The proposed law would even apply to Christian facilities. SB 219, titled the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident's Bill of Rights," states, "It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to.... willfully and...
  • Las Ramblas attack: van hits crowd in tourist area of Barcelona

    08/17/2017 9:15:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Guardian ^ | 17 August 2017
    Las Ramblas attack: van hits crowd in tourist area of Barcelona Police say several people injured in ‘massive crash’ on Las Ramblas in Spanish city A van has crashed into a crowd of people in central Barcelona, causing an unknown number of injuries, with local media reporting at least one armed man had subsequently entered a restaurant in the area. Spanish police, who said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack, said several people were injured in the “massive crash” on Las Ramblas, a wide boulevard in an area of the city popular with tourists.