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Report: A More Conservative Alternative
To Fox News Is In The Works
Daily Wire, by James Barrett    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/29/2017 4:40:23 PM     Post Reply
According to a source close with the negotiations, "conservative fat cats" are talking very seriously about launching a rival to Fox News Network. The reports come amid continued internal turmoil within the solitary mainstream right-leaning news network, turmoil largely caused by external scrutiny over sexual harassment allegations directed at two high-profile figures and what appears to be a power shift at the top. Rumors about a new conservative network really revved up on Friday when Mediaite´s Rachel Stockman reported that a "well-placed source close to the proposal" told the outlet that "serious discussions are underway to create an alternative

Disney star turned Green Beret shot himself
dead because of ´something that happened´ while
fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Daily Mail (UK), by Anna Hopkins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 4:13:49 PM     Post Reply
Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, who was found dead this week after committing suicide, may have been troubled by his time with the Special Forces, his family said. The Miracle actor shot himself in the head in his car in Des Moines, Washington, on Monday. A coroner confirmed that the father-of-two intentionally took his own life. He left Hollywood in 2010 to join the US Army Special Forces, and became a decorated officer during his time there. During his most recent deployment, he was sent on Operation Inherent Resolve, with the mission of combating ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according

Headed to President Trump´s rally?
Here´s everything you need to know!
CBS 21 (Harrisburg,PA), by Kristin Mazur    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 4:07:15 PM     Post Reply
Thousands are expected to turn out to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Saturday for President Donald´s Trump´s visit. Event Details- SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017, 7:30 PM- President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, and the rally starts at 7:30pm EST. What can I bring inside with me? If you plan on coming to the rally take note of the following items you can not bring inside with you: -posters -banners -signs -tripods -cameras with the a detachable lens -GoPros

  


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Marine Le Pen selects Nicolas Dupont-
Aignan as potential prime minister
United Press International, by Daniel Uria    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/29/2017 3:50:00 PM     Post Reply
April 29 -- French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would name first round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan prime minister if elected. The far-right National Front candidate Le Pen aligned Dupont-Aignan, the 56-year-old Stand Up France party candidate who recieved 4.7 percent of the vote in the first round of the election, in an apparent bid to win over his voters in hopes of beating favorite Emmanuel Macron. Dupont-Aignan, a conservative who considers himself a "Gaullist" after French Gen. Charles de Gaulle, placed sixth out of 11 candidates in the first round of the election on a platform centered around

Bengals deserve everything
they get with Mixon
Cincinnati Enquirer, by Paul Daugherty    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 4/29/2017 3:44:21 PM     Post Reply
Every so often in this business, we cling to the notion that character matters in professional sports. It keeps us from losing our minds. There has to be a suggestion of nobility in our games. Something that uplifts and elevates. Something that makes us feel better for having been there. These players are “our guys.’’ These teams are a big stitch in our local fabric. Especially in smaller cities where options for civic sporting pride are limited. How many years has Cincinnati been defined, in part, by the Big Red Machine? We like to think our sports teams represent who

Pope Francis condemns fanaticism
at open-air Mass as his
Egypt visit draws to a close
New York Daily News, by Rich Schapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/29/2017 3:41:36 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis capped off his historic visit to Egypt with an open-air Mass attended by thousands of his followers from the country’s tiny Catholic community. The crowd cheered wildly and waived Holy See flags as Francis zoomed around the Cairo sports stadium in an open-topped golf cart before the start of the service. Helicopters buzzed overhead as Francis appeared before the crowd, a sign of the heavy security on hand to protect the Pope. It came as little surprise that Francis, renowned for his common-man touch, chose to ditch the bullet-proof “popemobile” in order to better interact with his flock.

Obama to deliver speech in
Chicago on Wednesday
Chicago Sun-Times (IL), by Lynn Sweet    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 2:03:11 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago, the Sun-Times has learned, to deliver a speech Wednesday night to the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, where he will reflect on his two terms and his Obama Presidential Center. This comes days after Obama’s visit last Monday to his adopted hometown. According to an invitation obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Obama plans to “share his thoughts and vision for the Obama Presidential Center as well as some reflections on his administration.” The dinner will take place at The Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren. Obama’s tentative

  


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Democrats´ Senate math problem
CNN, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 1:52:27 PM     Post Reply
Washington -Chuck Schumer is not only the leader of Democrats in the Senate. He´s also the smartest political mind of that group. Which makes what the New York Senator told MSNBC on Friday sort of perplexing. "If the President continues this way, there is a chance we could take back the Senate," Schumer said. I´m assuming that Schumer was referring to the 2018 midterms. And if he was, then man oh man was he being optimistic. Wildly so, even. Start here: Republicans control 52 seats to 48 for Democrats and Democratic-caucusing independents Angus King (Maine) and Bernie Sanders (Vermont). To retake

Marchers use Trump´s 100th day
to protest climate policies
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 1:43:01 PM     Post Reply
Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump´s hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies. In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country. Participants in the Peoples Climate March say they´re objecting to Trump´s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. In Augusta, Maine, protesters outside the statehouse said they wanted to draw attention to the

Climate March draws massive
crowd to D.C. in sweltering heat
Washington Post, by Chris Mooney    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2017 1:39:07 PM     Post Reply
On what could be a record-hot day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the latest installment of the regular protests that punctuate the Trump era. This large-scale climate march marks President Trump’s first 100 days in office, which have been punctuated by multiple rollbacks of environmental protections and Obama climate policies. The Peoples Climate March, which originated with a massive demonstration in New York in September 2014, picked a symbolically striking day for its 2017 event. Temperatures could exceed 90 degrees and possibly set a record for April 29 in the District,

Two members of alt-right appear to
make white supremacist hand signs in
White House after receiving press passes
Independent [UK], by Emily Shugerman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2017 1:35:07 PM     Post Reply
New york - Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. Freelance journalist Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks, a reporter for Russian news outlet Sputnik, posed for a picture behind the podium in the White House briefing room. In the photo, they are making a hand sign that can be used to signify “white power.” “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.

  


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Mexico´s lower house approves
medical uses of marijuana
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2017 1:18:50 PM     Post Reply
Mexico City - Mexico´s lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico. The measure does not allow smoking marijuana, but directs the Health Department to "design public policies to regulate the medicinal use of this plant and its derivatives." The bill passed Friday by a 374-7 vote with 11 abstentions allows growing marijuana for medicinal or scientific purposes. The legislation now goes to President Enrique Pena Nieto to be signed into law.

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips cost
taxpayers estimated $20m in 100 days —
Obama’s cost $97m in 8 years
Independent [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2017 1:11:27 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has racked up an historic amount of travel expenses in his first 100 days in office, by far surpassing the president who came before him. Mr Trump has made a point of repeatedly visiting his private Mar-a-Lago resort and golf course, which he and his administration have referred to as the “winter White House,” on the weekends. Those Florida trips require a nearly 1,000 mile flight aboard Air Force One south from Washington. Joining the president on that journey are cargo planes carrying motorcade limousines, aircraft transporting staff for security sweeps, and the deployment of the Coast Guard in the waters

How Ann Coulter wowed GOP faithful in
Modesto. Why police were left smiling.
Modesto Bee (CA), by Kevin Valine    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 12:36:09 PM     Post Reply
Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s Friday evening speech at Modesto Centre Plaza drew hundreds of GOP faithful as well as dozens of demonstrators who lined the sidewalk and lawn outside the downtown convention center to show their support and disgust for Coulter. The demonstrators appeared evenly split into two camps. The protest — which appeared to reach about 100 people at its peak — also brought out the news media, with TV stations from Sacramento, San Francisco and Fox News sending crews. There also were lots of Modesto officers in the crowd and nearby on horseback, motorcycles and bicycles. Police Chief

Charismatic First Round Candidate, Nicolas Dupont
Aignan Throws His Support–And Almost
Two Million Votes – Behind Le Pen
Gateway Pundit, by Damien Cowley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/29/2017 12:31:41 PM     Post Reply
The respected leader, founder of the ‘Arise France’ movement, would serve as French Prime Minister in a national government, Marine Le Pen confirmed this morning at a joint press conference. The founder of the eurosceptic and sovereigntist party, ‘Arise France’, who won 4.7% of last week’s first round vote in the French presidential election, last night endorsed Marine Le Pen and announced an alliance to save the country from ‘’financial and media interests’’ seeking to install their preferred candidate, Emmanuel Macron, to the Elysée Palace. Globalist Emmanuel Macron would be ‘’ten times worse’’ than François Hollande, Dupont-Aignan told French television,

  


  

Tom Hanks on gifting coffee
machines to White House reporters:
‘Those poor bastards need coffee’
Washington Times, by Andrew Blake    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/29/2017 11:54:54 AM     Post Reply
Tom Hanks has gifted coffee machines to the White House press corps three times since President George W. Bush took office, and the Academy Award-winning actor has a simple explanation why. “I’ve done that for Democrats and Republican administrations because those poor bastards need coffee,” Mr. Hanks told television host Stephen Colbert on Friday. “It’s as simple as that.” “I think this president might be keeping them up anyway,” Mr. Colbert responded. Mr. Hanks, 60, made his initial offering in 2004 after he toured the White House and was baffled by the absence of a decent coffeemaker inside the corps’ break room.

Driver stopped on GWB owes
$17K in tolls and fees, cops say
NJ.com, by Paul Milo    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/29/2017 10:45:53 AM     Post Reply
Fort Lee — A Bronx, N.Y., man was arrested Friday morning after he attempted to pass through a toll lane on the George Washington Bridge without paying, Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said. Gabriel Arturo Urbano, 25, was stopped on the lower level around 9 a.m. by Officer Lionel Gonzalez. Further investigation revealed that Urbano owed $17,480 in fees and unpaid tolls on his EZ Pass account and had a total of 268 violations, officials said. Urbano was arrested and charged with theft of service and toll evasion, as well as being issued a traffic summons. His 2008 Ford was impounded.

Low Observable Threat
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/29/2017 10:03:38 AM     Post Reply
North Korea tested yet another ballistic missile to spite the Trump administration but it failed. "Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command, said the missile launch took place at 10.33am Friday, Hawaii time (6.33am AEST on Saturday), from near the Pukchang airfield." (Snip) It follows the spectacular failure of an earlier missile demonstration after a big parade on North Korea´s national day on April 16. The "ballistic missile exploded within seconds of launch. Hours earlier, North Korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles at a major military display." The cause of this second high profile failure is

At Riverview High, a teacher who
supports LGBT students is accused
of shutting out others
Tampa Bay Times, by Marlene Sokol    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/29/2017 9:59:51 AM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Lora Jane Riedas knew something like this could happen. "I´m out. I´m gay. I work at the same school as my wife," she said. But when the 45-year-old math teacher got that call from the principal of Riverview High School, she had trouble wrapping her head around the news: She was under investigation in the Hillsborough County School District. A conservative advocacy group was alleging she didn´t let students wear crosses and that her efforts to help LGBT students feel comfortable in her classroom had crossed a line into political activism. It made the others feel "marginalized and excluded,

Really awful news for swing-state Dem
senator up for re-election next year
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/29/2017 9:14:17 AM     Post Reply
The midterm election next year holds the potential for the Republican Party to expand its slender 2-vote majority in the Senate, despite the historical pattern of such elections punishing the party holding the White House. With 25 Democrat senators up for re-election, versus on 9 Republicans, the opportunities for pick-ups are there. But elections are fought one seat at a time. One Democrat incumbent senator got some really terrible news yesterday (snip)A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic

  



Can Islam ever be reformed?
American Thinker, by Nonie Darwish    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/29/2017 9:09:35 AM     Post Reply
Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser has recently attacked leaders of the anti-Jihad movement in America. He equated them with jihadists when he called them the derogatory word, alt-jihadists, meaning that Americans who speak and write against the evils of Islamic jihad and sharia are just as bad as jihadists. (snip)I have always respected what Zuhdi Jasser was trying to do and avoided contradicting him in public, even though I do not believe that Islam is reformable. I have kept my opinion to myself regarding the false hope Muslim reformers are giving to the Americans regarding Islam. But when Jasser attacked leaders

Renowned attorney Richard ‘Racehorse’
Haynes remembered as ‘legal giant’
Fort Worth Star-Telegram [TX], by Bill Hanna    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/29/2017 8:26:13 AM     Post Reply
Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, the celebrated Houston lawyer well known for getting Fort Worth’s Cullen Davis acquitted in multiple murder trials, died early Friday morning. The Houston Chronicle reported he died at 12:58 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from family spokesman and criminal defense lawyer Chris Tritico. Davis, at the time the richest man to stand trial for murder in the U.S., had been charged in the 1976 slayings of stepdaughter Andrea Wilborn, 12, and Stan Farr, 30, the boyfriend of his estranged wife, Priscilla. He had a total of four trials — two in the murders and two in solicitation of murder

Boy, six, has a bean
germinated and sprouting inside his
EAR before doctors remove it in surgery
DailyMail, by Tiffany Lo    Original Article
Posted By: konocti95- 4/29/2017 7:47:23 AM     Post Reply
A six-year-old boy in China had a seed removed from his ear after he complained of pain. His mother, Ms Peng, discovered a bean-like object inside the ear of her son while she tried to clean it yesterday. Doctors at the hospital confirmed that the object was a bean seed and it had started to sprout in the boy´s ear canal.

Sorry, But Calling Weak Q1 GDP A
´Report Card´ On Trump Is Absurd
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 4/29/2017 7:18:30 AM     Post Reply
Media Bias: The economy´s weak 0.7% growth in the first quarter was disappointing, to say the least, the worst gain in three years. But to the Trump-despising big media, it seems, it´s really a sign of his failure. CBS and the Associated Press tell us the first quarter´s "lackluster beginning ... marks the first quarterly economic report card for President Donald Trump, who has vowed to rev up the U.S. economy." The Wall Street Journal, which should know better, called the number "the broadest report card on the economy in the nearly 100 days since President Donald Trump took office pledging a

Here´s A Yuuuge Wage Gap
That Trump Ought To Close
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 4/29/2017 7:16:57 AM     Post Reply
Big Government: We hear endless lamentations about the alleged gender pay gap. But what about the other, very real, pay gap? The one where government workers make far more than their private sector counterparts. To get a clear picture of public-private pay gap, the Congressional Budget Office looked at pay scales from 2011 through 2015, controlling for things like location, occupation, veteran status, demographics, as well as education. It found that among those with a high school diploma, federal civilian workers earned 34% more, on average, than similar workers in the private sector. But government workers also get benefits that are 93%

How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump
American Greatness, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/29/2017 6:55:52 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump was elected president by sizing up the Electoral College, and the voting public, and then campaigning accordingly. A number of the things that explain Trump’s election also point to unique opportunities to overturn the Obama legacy. This, in turn, explains why the Left is understandably upset about the unprecedented scope of the presidential landscape they bequeathed to and therewith empowered Trump.Weaponizing the Presidency After complaining for years that he was constitutionally unable to grant executive-order amnesties, Obama lost all such scruples after his 2012 election. His legacy was not so much the number of executive orders that he issued,

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