U.S. Border Patrol has been accused of causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants a year by destroying food and water supplies left for them in the brutal Arizona desert by humanitarian groups. On Wednesday, two humanitarian groups released a report, detailing how they´ve distributed more than 31,000 gallons of water along dangerous migrant paths in the Arizona desert between 2012 and 2015. In that time frame, they say volunteers have found these stashes of food and water destroyed 415 times - or about two times a week on average. ´Through statistical analysis, video evidence, and personal experience, our team has
An Alaska oil explorer with a string of wins under his belt claims his latest discovery is the largest in the U.S. since the Prudhoe Bay oil field in 1968, and contains about 3 billion barrels of recoverable oil. But Bill Armstrong´s large corporate partner, Oil Search, is far more cautious, and says the so-called Nanushuk field on the North Slope contains at least 500 million barrels of recoverable oil, though with the potential for much more. "What we see is there is an awful lot of running room," said Keiran Wulff, the company´s executive general manager for exploration and new ventures.
Mayor de Blasio blindsided Manhattan’s “Billionaire’s Row” with a quietly announced plan to open a men’s homeless shelter in the former Park Savoy Hotel. The building at 158 W. 58th St. — which stands back-to-back against the city’s most expensive apartment building, One57 — is being converted into housing for 150 residents and is scheduled to open in March, the city’s Department of Homeless Services said Wednesday. Hizzoner’s plan — part of a program to create 90 new shelters across all five boroughs — was revealed last week in letters to local elected officials. “Are you kidding me?” said a resident
Today the Washington Examiner headlined: “Google refers to Republican senator David Perdue as ‘lying, unscrupulous politician.´” That is certainly eye-catching! Where did Google say this? In the box that shows up on the right side of the page when you search on Perdue’s name, as I wrote about here. (Snip) That’s pretty horrific. If Google has any sense–and someone there must–they are unhappy about it. What happened? I think the answer is that the text in the “knowledge graph,” as Google apparently calls it, comes from the Wikipedia page on the subject of the search. Wikipedia entries can be edited by
President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter. (Tweet) The GOP webpage crashed! Eventually the winners were listed online.And the grand winner this year was New York Times crank Paul Krugman.Krugman predicted on November 9, 2016, that the economy would never recover from a Trump election victory. (Photo) On Wednesday January 17, 2018, President Trump officially broke EVERY SINGLE DOW MARKET Record. Congratulations Mr. Krugman.You finally won an award you deserve!
The Department of Justice said today that it will ask the Supreme Court to review immediately the ruling of a California federal judge (William Alsup) ordering the government to restart the DACA program. Normally, the appeal from that ruling would be heard by the ultra-liberal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. However, the DOJ seeks to proceed directly to the Supreme Court. As long-time Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston explains, the Supreme Court has the discretion to hear a case even before it has gone through all of the lower court levels. However, it rarely exercises that discretion. The
I began the Laura Ingraham radio show this morning by playing, and commenting on, clips from yesterday’s press briefing by Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the Navy doctor who gave President Trump his physical exam. Dr. Jackson noted that he had given the president a cognitive test, at Trump’s insistence, even though Jackson saw no need for it. The president scored a perfect 30 out of 30 on the cognition test. This was, of course, what the slavering hounds of the White House press corps wanted to talk about. Here are the clips, courtesy of Grabien. This reporter wanted to know about
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leaders indicated today that they´re trying to forge a deal acceptable to the White House to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but that they´re not quite sure what the president wants to see. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) met today with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). The same group of negotiators plans on sitting down again Thursday. "We all want to get to a solution here," Cornyn told reporters outside of a closed policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. "But the
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California’s attorney general said Wednesday he is concerned about open-ended immigration sweeps at a time he and other state officials say the Trump administration should be concentrating on deporting dangerous felons.Attorney General Xavier Becerra said while it is the federal government’s responsibility to protect the nation’s borders, the goal should be public safety, not deporting otherwise law-abiding immigrants who are in the country illegally.“We will, as always, work with our federal partners in every respect to go after drug dealers, human traffickers, potential terrorists,” Becerra said. “We’re not in the business of deportation. We’re in the business of
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday boasted of "growing momentum" among GOP senators for a bipartisan immigration deal on Capitol Hill, despite pushback from the White House. A press release from the South Carolina Republican´s office announced Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., have all indicated support for the proposal that would offer a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. They join Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Corey Gardner, R-Colo., who already support the deal. “I’m very pleased that our bipartisan proposal
Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake compared Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday, delivering a blistering attack on the president to a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber.The Republican has become one of Trump´s favorite targets, earning a presidential nickname – ´Jeff Flakey´ – since his impending retirement has freed him to openly castigate the White House on several fronts.´It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,´ Flake said, citing a Trump tweet in which he branded five news outlets ´the enemy of
Why did received opinion melt down so spectacularly when Donald Trump allegedly said in private that he wanted more immigrants from places like “Norway and Asia” and fewer from places like Haiti and Africa? Last Thursday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scheduled a meeting with the president to try to trick him into supporting their politically suicidal immigration bill. To their dismay, however, when they arrived they found that Trump had also invited realist immigration experts such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the president’s speechwriter Stephen Miller. In the ensuing debate, Durbin and Graham
A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter. Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. FBI officials declined to comment. Blumenthal
President Trump revealed the winners of his self-proclaimed ‘Fake News’ awards Wednesday night on Twitter with The New York Times topping the list. (Snip) 1) The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming markets would ‘never’ recover from Trump presidency 2) ABC News´ Brian Ross’ bungled report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn 3) CNN report that the Trump campaign had early access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks 4) TIME report that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office 5) The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel tweeting that Trump’s December rally in Pensacola, Florida, wasn’t packed with supporters 6) CNN’s
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) admonished his colleagues on the Senate floor today to start taking President Trump to task for false statements and branding of media as fake news, comparing the latter to the actions of dictators. Flake declared that "without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts... our democracy will not last." "2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth -- more battered and abused than any other in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government. It was a year which
Stocks ended sharply higher Wednesday after the release of stronger-than-expected quarterly results from some of the biggest U.S. companies. The Dow jumped 322 points to a record-high 26,115, closing above 26,000 for the first time. The index first broke above the milestone mark Tuesday. The S&P 500 gained 0.95 percent, with staples and tech rising more than 1 percent. Tech stocks got a boost from Apple, which erased losses after announcing plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash. The stock closed 1.7 percent higher. The Nasdaq rose 1 percent. Bank of America reported adjusted quarterly earnings that surpassed analyst estimates.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrogantly dismissed the Trump tax cut bonuses as “crumbs” and “pathetic” in a press conference last Thursday.Botox Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress; she is completely removed from the everyday working American.What a despicable woman.On Wednesday it was announced that Apple will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas. Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad. (Photos) In addition, the tech giant announced today it has plans to open a new facility and add 20,000 employees over the next five years.Apple’s new
Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up to ABC News after the company announced earlier today that it will be investing $350 billion in the U.S. economy over the next five years, creating more than 20,000 jobs. In a news release, the company also said it would make a $38 billion tax payment to the U.S. as required by recent changes to the tax law. Apple said this would be the largest tax payment of its kind. While Cook would not "take a position" on how the new tax plan is affecting individuals´ taxes, he said $38 billion tax payment would
Repeated attempts to skewer clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson fell flat in a remarkable interview with Britain’s Channel 4 news, reports the Spectator. Douglas Murray writes of the interview for the Spectator’s Coffee House blog: In the magazine this week (out tomorrow) I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson. He has been in the UK over the last week to talk about his new book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Among many other things – much more of which I go into in the piece – his visit showed up the UK’s broadcast media
Gov. Eric Greitens (R) admitted cheating on his wife but steadfastly denied his ex-lover’s accusation that he told her to strip naked, taped her to some exercise equipment, took a photo and threatened to send the picture viral if she talked about their affair. But St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner announced Jan. 11 that her office would investigate the blackmail charge. “The serious allegations against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are very troubling,” Gardner said in a statement. “It is essential for residents of the City of St. Louis and our state to have confidence in their leaders.” St. Louis TV station
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly acknowledged Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ´changed´ his position on major campaign pledges like the border wall that was supposed to stretch from sea to shining sea. At a meeting on Wednesday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Capitol Hill Kelly reportedly said that some of Trump´s views were ´uninformed´ and and admitted that Mexico will not pay for a border structure. ´As we talked about things, where this president is and how much he wants to deal with this DACA issue and take it away,´ Kelly told Fox News later, ´I told them
The New York Times announced it will replace its usual editorial page Thursday with letters from voters who supported President Trump in the 2016 election, including some who say they are now disillusioned with the Trump presidency. In a note on the Times´ opinion page Wednesday night, the newspaper recognized its critical view of the Trump administration, and said it would feature letters from Trump supporters in the spirit of "open debate" in place of the print edition´s editorial page. "The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole on Wednesday received the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor – for his service to the country as a “soldier, legislator and statesman.” Dole, who received a standing ovation, was awarded the medal by President Trump at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. Congressional leaders from both parties spoke of Dole’s service in and out of office.House Speaker Paul Ryan called him a man “as honorable as they come” and added “because of you, America is much better.”Dole said he was “extremely honored” to receive the award and
AN explosion has rocked a police station in Malmo, Sweden forcing officers to lock down the area after a suspected hand grenade detonated. The explosion was caused by a hand grenade according to local news reports. The police have released a statement to say they were called by several people due to a loud bang. Police spokeswoman Anna Goransson said to the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet: “The place is locked off and the bombing group is on its way. "Fortunately, no people have been injured, but cars, I cannot say how many, have been damaged." The Aftonbladet have claimed that two people are suspected
President Trump spends a chunk of each day on the phone, whether it´s a White House landline or ´Trump One´ or ´Trump Two,´ the nicknames his aides have given to his two cell phones. CNN divulged more details about Trump´s habits during so-called ´executive time,´ a term used on the president´s schedule to indicate he´s doing work, but often from the Yellow Oval room, located in the residence. Axios first reported that ´executive time´ was taking up more and more of Trump´s ´shrinking´ schedule, suggesting it was time spent on Twitter and watching TV, and not in the Oval Office being productive.
For MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” crew, a clean bill of health for the president is just suspicious.For nearly an hour on Tuesday, President Trump’s physician answered questions from the expected to the bizarre about the state of the president’s physical and mental health following a series of examinations. Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same doctor who treated former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, declared Trump to be in “excellent” health. (Video) But for the liberal media, this could not possibly be true. CNN’s Jim Acosta bluntly asked the physician if he was intentionally withholding any information, preferably something that