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Feb 14 06:40

Here are the 5 most corrupt cities in the US: report

Fraud, bribery, witness tampering, and embezzlement may boost big screen box-office sales, but corruption crimes aren't good for the cities that rank high on a new report based on Department of Justice data.

Find out where your city ranked on the list, according to a study released Monday by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (To see the study, click on "Corruption in Chicago and Illinois.") The study was based on the Justice Department data over a 47-year period.

Feb 13 16:29

'It's extreme': Bill Gates hits back at Ocasio-Cortez tax plan

It's a word that politicians use to drum up fear of their opponents in this country but the word "tax" is on everybody's lips — and it's getting sexier.

When a little known Dutch historian Rutger Bregman lambasted billionaire tax avoiders on stage at the World Economic Forum last month, the clip hit home with many people and quickly went viral.

"What we have there are billionaires with totally corrupt business models. They're not paying their workers a living wage, they're avoiding their taxes, they're polluting the environment," Bregman told Australia's ABC 7.30 programme last week during a media tour sparked by his new-found fame.

Feb 13 16:27

Olympic women's 800m champion Caster Semenya should be classed as 'biologically male', lawyers to tell court

Lawyers for the International Association of Athletics Federations will tell a court Olympic women's 800m champion Caster Semenya should be classed as a "biological male" who identifies as female next week.

While the IAAF will argue the 28-year-old South African should be classed as "biologically male" they will also suggest Semenya be allowed to compete in women's races if she takes testosterone suppressants, The Times reports.

The issue will be addressed in a five-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration of Sport seen as a landmark case surrounding athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD).

Feb 13 16:02

Universal background checks are back

While everyone was chatting about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, House Democrats introduced a universal background check bill H.R. 8 on January 8, 2019.

Feb 13 15:45

This Error-Ridden Ocasio-Cortez Clip Is Twitter's Most Watched Political Video Ever

An error-ridden 5-minute video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacking President Trump as a "bad guy" is the "most viewed video of any politician on Twitter, ever," according to NowThis deputy editor Jon Laurence.

Feb 13 15:41

We are now living in a “Dark Age” of internet censorship due to dishonest tech giants

What was once a free and open web of information, much of the internet has since been deconstructed into a Leftist “utopia” of rampant censorship and mind control, warns Dennis Prager of PragerU – so much so, in fact, that we’ve now entered a “dark age” of near-total Leftist propaganda online, he says.

Feb 13 15:33

GINSBURG’S HEALTH RAISES FRIGHTENING HISTORY OF INCAPACITY AND DISABILITY ON THE SUPREME COURT

Fervid speculation as to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s well-being was set off in December when the Supreme Court abruptly announced that she was being treated for lung cancer.

Though a positive prognosis has since allayed the worst fears of Ginsburg’s admirers, her continued struggles broach important but little-discussed questions about judicial fitness in an era when unprecedented longevity often entails sudden declines in mental and physical faculties.

Those questions are hardly theoretical: The modern history of the Supreme Court is replete with examples of real or perceived incapacity among the justices, who alone decide when to leave active service.

Feb 13 15:29

East German-Style Gun Confiscation Orders (“Red-Flag Laws”) Coming to Wisconsin

The idea behind these dangerous new gun laws is that someone reports you, or “red flags” you to the government. A secret court (that you are not allowed to attend or have legal representation at) decides if you’re a “threat” and issues a gun confiscation order. -- Just like that your gun rights are gone … no due process, no presumption of innocence, no legal defense.

Feb 13 15:23

At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories

Here is the news you won't get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Feb 13 15:09

Debt Crisis In America: A Record Number Of Americans Are Behind On Car Payments

Debt has become an issue of concern for those who care about their financial future. But with the government setting the terrible example of drastically spending more than they bring in, many in America are following suit and it is leading to a crisis and a red flag for the economy.

Feb 13 13:15

DOJ’s Rosenstein Doles Out $24 Million in Hush Money for Las Vegas Massacre Cops & ‘Victims’ after FED Cover-Up

Rod Rosenstein has been doling out over $24 million in taxpayer funds to state bureaucrats in Nevada and California under the guise of ‘helping’ the victims of the Mandalay Bay massacre shooting.

Today he announced a new award of over $8 million to assist victims in California but the funds, like a previous $16 million Nevada, do not go directly to the victims. It goes to law enforcement and state boards who can give it to victims — or anyone else — they see fit.

Sounds legit.

This is the old bait and switch and the real victims end up on the short end again, after being gunned down. Even worse news for families who lost loved ones.

With the way the FBI led the cover-up of the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting, this also reeks of hush money payouts to co-conspirators. A reward to feckless and corrupt law enforcement agencies like The Metro Police in Las Vegas.

Feb 13 13:10

FEC Still Refuses To Investigate Alleged $84 Million Clinton Campaign Money Laundering

Tuesday evening the Committee to Defend the President (CDP) filed a motion in a D.C. federal court seeking to supplement the complaint it had filed against the Federal Election Committee (FEC) in April 2018. In its original complaint, the CDP alleged that the agency responsible for enforcing campaign-finance law failed to act on an administrative complaint the CDP had filed with the FEC. That complaint charged that, during the 2016 presidential election, Democrats illegally funneled approximately $84 million through the Hillary Victory Fund to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which then illegally coordinated with the Hillary Clinton campaign.

To understand the alleged scheme requires familiarity with controlling campaign-finance law and campaign contribution limits.

Feb 13 12:00

Scott Adams: The Mueller Non-Report, Wall Funding, Russian Oligarchs, GND Vote

Wall committee result ignores the recommendations of the experts
President Trump has authority to accept the wall budget…
…and THEN declare a national emergency for the balance
He also has authority to get money from other budgets
El Chapo is guilty, his 14B could possibly be grabbed for the wall
We’ve “made a list” of Russian Oligarchs
What’s it mean if you’re on that list? Nothing, it’s just a list
BUT, it’s great psychology…we COULD do something
McConnell taking AOC’s NGD to a floor vote, with a grin
The plan is completely impractical but popular with Dems
Now they’ll be on record for or against the impracticality
The NGD is brilliant for persuasion, but not practical for vote
Jennifer Rubin, possibly the least credible writer working today
She calls Beto’s rally speech “soaring rhetoric”
Some thought he looked like a college frat boy on cocaine

Feb 13 11:46

Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia

Republicans and Democrats report that the Senate Intelligence Committee has been unable to find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The revelation comes after two years of investigations involving over 200 interviews.

While members of the political parties disagree on an ill-defined and so-called “pattern of contacts,” what is indisputable is that both sides concur that there remains “no direct evidence of a conspiracy.”

Democratic Senate investigators who spoke with NBC News did not dispute an assessment made by Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) last week.

“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” Burr said in an interview with CBS News last week.

Feb 13 11:40

llhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?

Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East.

Feb 13 11:39

Ocasio-Cortez & Other Congressmen Just GOT TROLLED at Capitol!!

Feb 13 11:33

Medical Expenses Contribute To Two-Thirds Of Bankruptcy Filings In U.S.

For many Americans, putting one’s health first can mean putting one’s financial status at risk. A study of bankruptcy filings in the United States showed that 66.5% were due, at least in part, to medical expenses.

The study, led by Dr. David Himmelstein, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hunter College and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, indicates that about 530,000 families each year are financially ruined by medical bills and sicknesses. It’s the first research of its kind to link medical expenses and bankruptcy since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.

“Unless you’re Bill Gates, you’re just one serious illness away from bankruptcy,” Himmelstein says in a release by the Physicians for a National Health Program. “For middle-class Americans, health insurance offers little protection. Most of us have policies with so many loopholes, copayments and deductibles that illness can put you in the poorhouse.”

Feb 13 11:30

McConnell Says Senate Will Vote On Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just lobbed what we imagine will be the first of many stink bombs into the 2020 Democratic primary.

During a news conference on Tuesday where he was flanked by fellow Senate Republican, McConnell revealed that he plans to call a vote on the Green New Deal bill proposed by NYC Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a plan that, as we have noted, is filled with extreme proposals like rebuilding every building in the US, and weaning the US off all carbon-based forms of energy within 10 years.

While the plan doesn't have a prayer of passing in the Republican majority Senate, McConnell's intentions should be clear to any avid follower of US politics. Now that no fewer than five Democratic Senators have announced their 2020 campaigns, McConnell is going to force them to make a choice with potentially major consequences down the line:

Feb 13 11:27

Rep. Omar Labeled Anti-Semitic for Pointing Out the Problematic Role of AIPAC

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized this afternoon for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments discussing links between AIPAC, as well as other Zionist lobbying efforts and money, and American policy output. She quote tweeted journalist and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald, who said: "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans," and she added that McCarthy's motives were "all about the Benjamins." When people asked what she meant, Omar tweeted, "AIPAC," referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group that has spent millions sending lawmakers on visits to the Jewish nation over the years. What did Congresswoman Omar say or tweet, and was it anti-Semitic?

Feb 13 11:19

Trump's pick for Brett Kavanaugh's old judgeship apologizes for writing in college that date rape victims share responsibility for their own sexual assaults

Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's now-open federal court seat, apologized for columns she wrote as a Yale University student that said date rape victims share responsibility for their assault.

'Sexual assault in all forms, including date rape, is abhorrent. Responsibility for the rape is with the rapist. I believed that as a college student and continue to believe that today,' she wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported. 'As a society, we should create an environment where survivors feel empowered and comfortable coming forward. I am sorry for anything in my college writings to the contrary.'

During her confirmation hearing last week, Rao told senators she cringes at some of the language used as a college student when writing about controversial topics such as sexual assault, race and equal rights for women.

Feb 13 11:18

Embattled Virginia governor plans statewide 'listening tour' to argue he should keep his job despite blackface scandal

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is planning a 'listening tour' to meet with citizens in his commonwealth as his 'blackface' scandal continues and he vowed to remain in his post.

Northam has resisted calls from powerful lawmakers in both parties to step down, after Northam's page on his 1984 medical school yearbook was revealed to show a man in blackface.

His repeatedly stumbles in his response to scandal have led to further calls for his resignation – although the conundrum for Virginia Democrats became even more complicated after Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faced allegations from a woman claiming he assaulted her and another claiming rape. Fairfax denies the charges.

Feb 13 11:04

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe rips Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates in new memoir

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe shares some harsh words for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in his new memoir.

In "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," McCabe gripes about Lynch's refusal to recuse herself from the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unauthorized email server and her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.

Feb 13 11:03

Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: 'Knock it off and get it done'

The veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Donald Trump's legal team during a crucial stretch of the special counsel investigation believes the entire affair will end in silence from special counsel Robert Mueller, and called the massive two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign “a terrible waste of time.”

“I don't think there'll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of "The Investigation," a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We're done.’”

Feb 13 11:01

Stephen Cohen on War with Russia and Soviet-style Censorship in the US

On stage at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. this past week was Princeton University Professor Emeritus Stephen Cohen, author of the new book, War with Russia: From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.

Cohen has largely been banished from mainstream media.

“I had been arguing for years — very much against the American political media grain — that a new US/Russian Cold War was unfolding — driven primarily by politics in Washington, not Moscow,” Cohen writes in War with Russia. “For this perspective, I had been largely excluded from influential print, broadcast and cable outlets where I had been previously welcomed.”

Feb 13 10:48

The Israeli Lobby Is the Deep State

This week the Intercept reported on the firestorm created by Rep. Ilhan Omar when she audaciously cited the AIPAC lobby as being behind a political smear campaign against her. The Intercept reported,

“…Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.

Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!” (The Intercept)

Feb 13 10:35

Don’t blame the Israel lobby on Christians and Republicans

Let’s say your neighbor’s barn burned down and she came to you and said she’d seen your son running from the barn, and you talked to your son and he said, Well I got the rags and kerosene but Jimmy Jones got the matches; and you went back to your neighbor and said, You really need to be talking to Jimmy Jones, leave my family out of it.

That would of course be the height of irresponsibility, but it is the stance of a lot of Jewish writers when anyone mentions the Israel lobby. They say, Don’t blame the Jewish establishment; it’s Christian evangelicals who drive U.S. policy.

Bret Stephens said it the other day in the New York Times: American Jews have “wealth without political power.” Paul Waldman said it in the Washington Post: Ben Cardin and other Democratic senators were serving a rightwing agenda in pushing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (which was pushed by a leading Jewish organization, AIPAC).

Feb 13 10:34

Maryland software engineer sues Gov. Larry Hogan over anti-BDS law

A Maryland software engineer and former state delegate is suing his state’s governor for signing an executive order into law which targets and penalizes supporters of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS), in what he says is a violation of his First Amendment rights.

In December 2018, Syed “Saqib” Ali, an outspoken proponent of BDS and co-founder of Maryland grassroots pro-BDS organization Freedom2Boycott, found two potentially lucrative contracts open for bidding. He intended to apply for both, judging his 20-years experience in tech would make him a formidable contender.

Feb 13 10:30

It isn’t just about ‘the Benjamins’, Ilhan

Newly-elected Ilhan Omar isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and smack issues in the face, stirring up a hornet’s nest of angry reaction from Republicans and Democrats alike. The Minnesota Congresswoman, one of two Muslim women now in the US House of Representatives, stepped into controversy this week when she responded to a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The co-founder of the online newspaper The Intercept is perhaps best known for his writings on Edward Snowden, the former CIA whistle blower. Greenwald criticised California’s Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy who demanded that his colleagues censor Omar and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for their powerful criticism of Israel which, lest we forget, is a foreign country.

Feb 13 10:29

Former Israeli spies tried to influence local US election: Report

A defunct private intelligence agency in Israel attempted to influence at least one local US election and other domestic affairs, according to a report by US media.

The company, Psy-Group, even courted President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and is now under investigation by the special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the report from The New Yorker.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian collusion with Trump's election campaign during the 2016 US presidential election.

The company also tried to influence local elections in the US in favor of private clients, using smear campaigns and other methods including fake websites and online avatars to change the elections outcome.

Feb 13 10:29

Pelosi Pulls anti-Semetic Card - as Freshman Lawmaker States The Facts

Democratic leaders also added in their statement that “legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share.“

Pelosi moved quickly after Republicans and other high-profile Democrats, including key chairmen, criticized Omar over her comments.

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who leads a panel on which Omar serves,, didn’t mention her by name but said it was “shocking” to hear a fellow lawmaker “invoke the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money.’”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York issued a separate statement calling Omar’s remarks “deeply hurtful and offensive,” particularly after several other controversial comments she made about Israel have come to light in recent weeks.

Feb 13 10:26

The Lobby P1: Young Friends of Israel – Al Jazeera Investigations

Feb 13 10:26

The Lobby P2: The Training Session – Al Jazeera Investigations

Feb 13 10:25

The Lobby P3: An Anti-Semitic Trope – Al Jazeera Investigations

Feb 13 10:25

The Lobby P4: The Takedown – Al Jazeera Investigations

Feb 13 10:17

CNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump treats Ilhan Omar's bigotry differently because she's Muslim

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump for his swift condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn while keeping “silent” on Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

On Tuesday, the president called on Omar to resign after she suggested on Twitter that Republicans who support Israel are bought by groups like AIPAC.

Cuomo criticized Omar’s tweets and called the question whether House Democrats should do more to punish the freshman congresswoman a “legit question.” He then dismissed the “futile” comparison of her remarks versus King’s, who was stripped from his committees after he defended the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist.”

Feb 13 10:15

Russiagate Is Finished

For more than two years U.S. politicians, the media and some bloggers hyped a conspiracy theory. They claimed that Russia had somehow colluded with the Trump campaign to get him elected.

An obviously fake 'Dirty Dossier' about Trump, commissioned by the Clinton campaign, was presented as evidence. Regular business contacts between Trump flunkies and people in Ukraine or Russia were claimed to be proof for nefarious deals. A Russian click-bait company was accused of manipulating the U.S. electorate by posting puppy pictures and crazy memes on social media. Huge investigations were launched. Every rumor or irrelevant detail coming from them was declared to be - finally - the evidence that would put Trump into the slammer. Every month the walls were closing in on Trump.

At the same time the very real Trump actions that hurt Russia were ignored.

Finally the conspiracy theory has run out of steam. Russiagate is finished:

Feb 13 10:12

Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

As Haitians throughout the country seethe with rage over Jovenel Moise’s blatant corruption, gross mismanagement and numerous scandals, the neo-Duvalier era in Haiti that has largely been orchestrated by the U.S. is now in danger of finally falling apart.

Feb 13 10:10

PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY CAUGHT ON TAPE BOASTING THAT ITS MONEY INFLUENCES WASHINGTON

A DEBATE ABOUT the power in Washington of the pro-Israel lobby is underway, after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.

Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

The debate over the influence of pro-Israel groups could be informed by an investigation by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter infiltrated the Israel Project, a Washington-based group, and secretly recorded conversations about political strategy and influence over a six-month period in 2016. That investigation, however, was never aired by the network — suppressed by pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.

Feb 13 09:52

Would the government let Jesus cure cancer?

In the 1990s, I watched a federal trial in a Los Angeles courtroom. The defendant was charged with selling medical drugs without a license to practice medicine.

The defendant was prepared to argue that a) the substance he was selling was naturally produced in the body and b) it was effective.

The prosecution moved to exclude such testimony, on the grounds that it was irrelevant.

The judge agreed. Therefore, the trial was nasty, brutish, and short. The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to prison for several years.

This is how the federal bureaucracy operates. “Do you have a government-issued license to heal? No? You’re a criminal. End of story.”

I believe that if Jesus of Nazareth were walking the Earth today, in the United States, he would be arrested on the same grounds.

This would be particularly so if he were curing cancer.

Feb 13 09:48

Tom Fitton: Democrats in Congress are Conducting Their Own 'Fishing Expedition' on President Trump

Feb 13 08:34

Hands off ‘our hemisphere’ or Venezuela pays the price: US Senator warns Russia

This is pathetic. Without Venezuela and their gold the district of criminals is finished!

The US staked a claim on half the world, as Senate Armed Services Committee chair Jim Inhofe said Washington might have to intervene in Venezuela if Russia dares set up a military base not just there, but “in our hemisphere.”
“I think that it could happen,” Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) told a group of reporters on Tuesday. “You’ve got a guy down there that is killing everybody. You could have him put together a base that Russia would have on our hemisphere. And if those things happen, it may be to the point where we’ll have to intervene with troops and respond.”

Feb 13 08:25

Food industry criminality

In 1999, the CEOs of Kraft, Nabisco, Coca Cola and General Mills, met in Minneapolis to review the facts.

First, they got rid of employees who called the problem to their their attention.

Then they went after the scientists to destroy the reputation of anyone who studied the problem.

Sugar a leading cause of Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and possibly even cancer.

Feb 13 08:09

How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes

Revolution is the new black: How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes
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The Camp?amp 2018 forum in Yerevan was sponsored by the Prague Civil Society Centre, an organization financed by the United States under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Section 254 of the Act allocated $250,000 for activities to “counter Russian influence” in 2018 and 2019. Capitol Hill lawmakers seem to believe that this “Russian influence” is a threat to all NATO’s actual and potential members, including Georgia, Moldova, Kosovo, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The Yerevan gathering is proving that the State Department’s money is doing its job all right.>>>

Feb 13 08:09

George Soros Panics: Right-Wing Parties Rising All Over Europe Will Lead to 'Oblivion'

Billionaire globalist George Soros, who helped fund the migrant invasion of Europe to the tune of some $500 million, is now panicking over the rise of right-wing parties throughout the EU.

Rather than take responsibility for his actions, apologize to the people of Europe and start a fund to deport all the migrants he paid to bring in, he has instead chosen to fearmonger that the end is nigh if Europeans actually start voting in their own self-interest.

Feb 13 08:07

Kamala Harris Has Her Own 'Hot Sauce In My Bag' Pandering Moment On The Breakfast Club Radio Show

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told the African-American radio show The Breakfast Club she smoked weed in college and listened to Tupac and Snoop Dogg -- but their albums hadn't even been released by the time she graduated.

Feb 13 07:46

How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

How did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a ” democracy-spreading” fascist of course.

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Feb 13 05:45

What's Really Driving the Latest Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has stirred controversy by replying to scurrilous statements of her Republican opponents in Congress by suggesting that they are shilling for anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim lobbies that back the right-wing Likud government of Israel to the hilt because they receive campaign contributions from the Israel lobbies.

Feb 13 05:20

Warsaw Middle East summit: A bid to isolate Iran?

Widely perceived as a US attempt to isolate Iran, Arab and European delegates will gather alongside Israel's Netanyahu.
Even if all EU countries shared the same position on the nuclear agreement, "the overall mood in Europe vis-a-vis Iran has become more critical, given Iranian assassination attempts that took place on EU soil as well as Iran's ballistic missiles that could reach Eastern Europe."
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Here are five things to know about the Warsaw summit, which has a cumbersome official title: Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.

What's the summit about and who's attending?>>>

Who won't be there?>>>

Why now?>>>

Where do Europe and Poland stand?>>>

What's expected to happen?>>>

Feb 12 20:19

The quick end of the border debate.

Lot's of bovine excrement is being thrown around about the border. No wall will work, etc.

However there is one example you can use. The state of Hawaii. It has a 100% natural border, and does it have immigrants, drug problems, murder rates, similar to that of the mainland USA?

It's these facts you can use to prove that a 100% border does work.

Oh and the question of immoral. Are the pearly gates at Heaven, known as the Gate of St.Peter immoral? Or should Heaven accept murders and rapists, as that is surely immoral and a similar to the Demonrats allowing all immigrants in warts and all!

Feb 12 18:02

Stop ACTA 2: Protests, Internet Blackouts and Hacktivist Actions To Lead Up To Final Vote On Dystopian Articles 11 and 13 In EU

By Aaron Kesel

After a short delay, European Union lawmakers are continuing their journey to censor the Internet and have agreed on changes to the text of Articles 11,12 and 13, The Independent reported. Meanwhile, Anonymous and Pirates are planning on-the-ground and online actions against the proposed Copyright Directives.

Germany and France agreed on a horrendous “compromise” version of Article 13 following heated debated, which claims to protect small businesses. However, in the fine print of the law, it almost protects no website as Julia Reda points out...

Feb 12 15:54

Fed Warns Dollar “Might Not Retain Its Dominance Forever”

Nevertheless, it concedes that "recent trends bear watching" warning that "as history suggests a currency’s dominant status is not immutable" and just in case repeating its warning that "the [US Dollar] might not retain its dominance forever."

Feb 12 15:53

Trump Calls on Rep. Ilhan Omar to Resign Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for publishing anti-Semitic tweets, saying it was “lame” and called on her to resign from Congress.

Omar went on an anti-Semitic twitter rant over the weekend, prompting a backlash from prominent politicians on both sides of the political aisle. She used a stereotype about Jews being motivated by money, then accused a prominent lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), of paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Upon getting heat from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the remarks, Omar issued an apology that amounted to ‘sorry, not sorry.’

Feb 12 15:45

Trump Calls For Rep. Omar To Resign As Conservatives Fume Over Democrat Double-Standards

Conservatives are fuming after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over a Sunday night tweet widely interpreted as anti-Semitic, followed by a criticism of pro-Israel money in US politics. Omar issued a Monday apology, which many have compared to Rep. Steve King (R-IA) - who apologized in January over controversial remarks, yet was stripped of his committee assignments after Congressional Democrats demanded his removal.

Feb 12 15:10

U.S. national debt tops $22 trillion for the first time

The U.S. national debt topped a record $22 trillion this week, less than a year after it crossed the $21 trillion mark, indicating a further deterioration in the nation’s finances. -- The Peterson Foundation said the U.S. national debt has risen by $1 trillion in the past 11 months, calling it “the latest sign that our fiscal situation is not only unsustainable, but accelerating.”

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