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Ami Horowitz Documentary: Sweden is
Now Europe’s Official “Rape Capital"

Sunday media shriek Trump made up Sweden
incident at Saturday's rally. He didn't. Here it is.
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When President Obama’s National Security
Advisor Lied, The Media Laughed

There are still some important things
about Benghazi that need sorting out.
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Former Clinton IT Aide May Face
Criminal Charges Over Email Server

High time.
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LGBT Anti-Trump Protest in DC Fizzles Bigly
Better music, more sequins.
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The media doesn’t call the shots — Trump does
Follow along, fascinating to watch play out.
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Thanks to our beloved Ldotters, our month long Bandwidth Beast
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The Beast's luck runs out. On his way to the interview he runs into a cat from the neighborhood, the former Miss Glitter Litter who tells him the hiring has closed and that he should ask around for a more dog-like job.




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Donald Trump to speak at CPAC on Friday
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/20/2017 9:32:54 AM     Post Reply
President Trump will speak at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, organizers announced Monday. Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Friday. He had been a CPAC regular in recent years, but skipped last year’s event in order to campaign in the midst of the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest. Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and top White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon are also scheduled to appear at the conference.

Russia seeks to avoid sanctions
by buying equipment from Iran
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/20/2017 9:20:25 AM     Post Reply
Abu Dhabi - Russia hopes to get around European Union sanctions by reaching a deal with Iran for the supply of gas turbine equipment for two power plants in Crimea, the head of Russian state defense conglomerate Rostec said on Monday. EU sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow from Ukraine in 2014. "Yes, we have problems with turbines, because Germany and some other European countries have banned deliveries to Crimea," Sergei Chemezov told reporters during a briefing in Abu Dhabi. "We are negotiating with Iran,

Thousands expected at
‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies
USA Today, by Fredreka Schouten    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/20/2017 9:07:23 AM     Post Reply
Anti-Trump activists have seized on Monday’s federal holiday to organize “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities around the country. Protest leaders say they expect thousands to take to the streets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and as many as two dozen other communities in the latest round of demonstrations to oppose the policies of President Donald Trump.  Some 13,000 Facebook users, for instance, say they plan to join a noon protest Monday near Manhattan’s Central Park. (Snip) “We do not accept Donald Trump as our president because he does not represent us,” she said, citing his policies on abortion

  


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Book Publishers Hiring ‘Sensitivity Readers’
To Weed Out Offensive Content
Heat Street, by Lukas Mikelionis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/20/2017 8:56:20 AM     Post Reply
Book publishers fearing the backlash from social justice activists are hiring special readers to check the books and flag up racist, sexist and other so-called offensive content before they go to print. “Sensitivity reader” is a person who, for a small fee, will provide feedback about the book based on self-ascribed areas of expertise like “dealing with terminal illness,” “racial dynamics in Muslim communities” or “transgender issues”, according to The Chicago Tribune. Children’s and young adult book editor, Cheryl Klein, claims “the industry recognizes this is a real concern” and added that the process of hiring specialized readers to review the books

Trump Takin´ It to the Left:
I´m Lovin´ It!
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/20/2017 8:45:34 AM     Post Reply
I received this slick campaign video in my email, titled "How To Resist The Trump Agenda," and thought it was a joke. After realizing that the video was for real, I thought, "What the...?!" Folks, I´ve been a black Tea Party guy from its beginning. (snip)The only thing Trump has in his corner is We the People who voted for him. But be of good cheer, folks, because we and God are a powerful majority. All you prayer warriors out there, please keep prayin´ for President Trump. Am I advocating that we blindly rubber-stamp everything Trump does? Absolutely not. I am saying

Repeal the Left’s Motor Voter Law:
It is breaking up immigrant families
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/20/2017 8:21:41 AM     Post Reply
The Usual Suspects of the Left are strangely silent as a legal immigrant, a mother of 3 American-born children married to an American citizen, faces deportation. The reasons are two-fold. Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick committed a crime that the Left insists never happens: illegal voting by a non-citizen. Mrs. Fitzpatrick now faces deportation, and separation from her husband and children unless they can obtain residency in her native Peru, thanks to the Left. (snip) By terms of the law, the clerk was not able to discourage Mrs. Fitzpatrick from registering to vote, even though it was an illegal act that eventually

Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ
Whom Liberals Still Idolize
National Review, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2017 8:18:10 AM     Post Reply
As president, he cut a grandiose figure. He was a braggart and a frequent liar. He was suspicious of other countries, frequently saying, “Foreigners are not like the folks I am used to.” He had a reckless disregard for limits. He belittled and browbeat others to intimidate them and give him what he wanted. Historian Robert Dallek said that he “viewed criticism of his policies as personal attacks” and opponents of his policies “as disloyal to him and the country.” He would bully and insult reporters, saying of one that he “always knew when he was around, because he could

  


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Lefties keep showing off
their civic ignorance
New York Post, by Karol Markowicz    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2017 8:05:49 AM     Post Reply
Last week, cable news personality Sally Kohn tweeted what she called a “straightforward” plan that would eject Donald Trump and install Hillary Clinton into the presidency: “1. Impeach Trump Pence; 2. Constitutional crisis; 3. Call special election; 4. Ryan v Clinton; 5. President Clinton.” Anyone with middle-school knowledge of the presidential chain of command should know that impeaching both Trump and his vice president would not, actually, lead to a “constitutional crisis” or a “special election.” It would lead directly, do not pass go, do not collect $200, to President Paul Ryan. Whom Clinton would be welcome to challenge in the

What about Trump´s 2nd month?
He´ll stick to his agenda
USA Today, by James S. Robbins    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2017 7:58:58 AM     Post Reply
The results of President Trump’s first month in office depend on whom you ask. Critics who never accepted his presidency in the first place are setting speed records raising the issue of impeachment, and newly minted left-wing constitutional scholars are looking at ways to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. But their real fear is not that Trump is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” rather that he is using the power of the presidency to do exactly what he said he´d do, and quickly. The president has been remarkably consistent in pursuing the

Trump´s defense chief, in Iraq, says:
We´re not here for your oil
Reuters, by Phil Stewart    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/20/2017 7:16:19 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody´s oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump at the start of a visit to Iraq on Monday. Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul. But he is likely to face questions about Trump´s remarks and actions, including a temporary ban on travel to the United States and for saying America should have seized

Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos
a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead
New York Times, by YAMICHE ALCINDOR    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/20/2017 7:14:14 AM     Post Reply
By the end of her first full week as the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos had already sparred with a middle school and a former schools chancellor in Washington, accused some of the school’s teachers of passively awaiting instruction and said she would be pleased if the department she currently runs did not exist in the future. She encountered an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance she will face as she tries to set new policies for the Education Department. On Sunday, she received a somewhat warmer welcome from the New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, who said

  


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Dumbest Ever Defense of Obamacare
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2017 5:55:35 AM     Post Reply
Rational observers of Obamacare’s accelerating implosion will be drawn inexorably toward the conclusion that it is, as Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini put it last week, “in a death spiral.” However, as our friends on the left have clearly demonstrated since November, they are anything but rational. Thus, they continue to delude themselves that “reform” will somehow survive the laws of economics as well as the ire of the electorate. This fantasy has led to all manner of absurd claims about the law’s alleged accomplishments. The latest miracle they have attributed to Obamacare is a decline in the divorce rate.

Hitler’s Phone Sells for More Than $240,000
Agence France Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/20/2017 5:46:50 AM     Post Reply
(Photo) WASHINGTON– Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler’s name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader’s Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime’s defeat. The auction house Alexander Historical Auctions, which did not reveal the winning bidder’s identity, had estimated its worth between $200,000 and $300,000. The starting bid was set at $100,000. The Maryland company auctioned off more than a thousand

The premature obituary
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2017 5:27:39 AM     Post Reply
Sometimes blood in the water is just the residue from a bowl of strawberries. When Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration as secretary of Labor last week, following the cashiering of Mike Flynn as the president’s national security adviser, President Trump’s critics were satisfied at last that the end was near, the Trump administration is collapsing and that there must be a miracle around the corner to deliver them from their broken dreams and gossamer wishes. The water had turned pink. The chattering classes were giddy at what they perceived as terminal turmoil inside the White House, evidence of the

State Officials Want Trump To Reverse
Obama’s Last-Minute Election Power Grab
Daily Caller, by Richard Pollock    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2017 5:14:03 AM     Post Reply
State officials across the nation are fighting former President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose federal authority over state-run election systems, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), which includes officials from all 50 states and U.S. territories, appealed to President Donald Trump in a resolution approved Saturday at the group’s winter meeting to overturn the Obama policy, but doing so may encounter unexpected resistance from the new administration. Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jan. 6, 2017, to classify local and state election systems under the new federal designation of “critical

  


  

Rating the Presidents — and Obama
American Spectator, by Paul Kengor    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2017 5:06:10 AM     Post Reply
I´ve been getting emails from bewildered colleagues asking about a survey of presidential scholars that determined that Barack Obama is the 12th best president in the history of the United States, putting him near the top quartile of our presidents. How can this be? I, too, was mystified, especially given that I participated in the survey. The survey was conducted by the impeccably fair C-SPAN. Few sources do their job like C-SPAN does. If you want truly unfiltered news, C-SPAN is unrivaled for its ability to simply place a camera in a room and let reality speak for itself. When it comes

´Impeach President Bannon´
signs pop up around country
The Hill [DC], by Jennifer Calfas    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2017 4:56:09 AM     Post Reply
Signs reading “Impeach President Bannon” began popping up in major cities around the country over the weekend. The signs, posted in New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, San Francisco and Los Angeles, come over Presidents Day weekend in response to what organizers say is President Trump senior adviser Stephen Bannon’s outsize power. “No one voted for Steve Bannon. Yet he is the de-facto 45th President of the United States,” organizers wrote in a statement. Bannon´s reported influence in the White House has raised eyebrows, especially after Trump signed an executive order giving Bannon a seat on the National Security Council´s Principals Committee.

The media doesn’t call
the shots — Trump does
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2017 4:39:10 AM     Post Reply
The media smart set fixates on creating a narrative that explains the big picture of events and offers gripping examples. In that spirit, then, here’s a narrative to help them understand President Trump’s recent burst of activity: He’s serving notice that he, and not the media, sets the nation’s agenda. And that when journalists behave like opponents, he will treat them like opponents, punching back harder than they punch him. That’s the meaning of the president’s epic press conference Thursday and his tour of the Boeing plant in South Carolina and Saturday’s rally in Florida. As Milton Friedman said in another context,

Why being separated from your mobile for
just a few minutes is almost as bad as
post-traumatic stress disorder
Daily Mail (UK), by Mark Howarth    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/20/2017 4:38:32 AM     Post Reply
Children can get stressed or start to panic when they’re separated from their parents. Now scientists have found the digital generation are developing similar feelings – for their phones. Youngsters are becoming so devoted to their devices that they are exhibiting the type of attachment behaviours usually reserved for a child’s interactions with their parents. Researchers from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest conducted experiments on 87 smartphone owners aged between 18 and 26. (Photo) Each participant individually was shown to a room, empty apart from a laptop on a desk and chair and some everyday

Enemies of the people
American Thinker, by Jack Hellner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/20/2017 4:15:53 AM     Post Reply
Chris Wallace of Fox News and other media reporters are having fits because Trump tweeted that the media is an enemy of the American people. When the media willingly supports a candidate who clearly violated the law by peddling classified documents, but spreads a false story that the Intelligence Community won´t share information with President Trump because they don´t trust him, they are both enemies of truth and the American people. There is no indication at all that anyone on the Trump team did anything illegal or improper involving Russia, yet the media is putting out continuous stories implying that

  



Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Europe still
unsure of Trump’s leadership in world
Washington Times, by S. A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/20/2017 3:16:14 AM     Post Reply
At an international security conference in Munich, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that world leaders remain uncertain about President Trump’s commitment to Europe and NATO. “There is a question that in a time of crisis, where will America be,” Mr. Kasich said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The Repuiblican governor, who lost to Mr. Trump in the 2016 primary race and remains a fierce critic, echoed uncertainty expressed by Capitol Hill Democrats and some foreign leaders after Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed U.S. commitment to Europe and NATO in a speech Saturday at the Munich Security Conference. “It’s

Touchdown! The incredible moment Elon Musk´s
SpaceX rocket lands back at Cape Canaveral
after delivering supplies to the International
Space Station
Wires & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Kaileen Gaul    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/20/2017 3:10:36 AM     Post Reply
Amazing video shows the historic moment the first stage of the Falcon 9 touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on the launch pad. The SpaceX rocket descended through the clouds before landing right in the middle of the pad, a perfect landing after a rocky start. The rocket was supposed to launch Saturday but took off 9:38am Sunday instead because of a technical error. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk captioned the video on Instagram: ´Baby came back´ The rocket has landed five other times successfully on sea platforms but this is the first time on land. This is

Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated
$4.1 Billion in FY 2017
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: ladydawgfan- 2/20/2017 12:49:20 AM     Post Reply
American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News. To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016. Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

Melania Trump attacked for reciting
´The Lord´s Prayer´ at campaign rally
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: ladydawgfan- 2/20/2017 12:40:46 AM     Post Reply
Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however.

Where was McCain when
Obama Attacked the Free Press?
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: rockyTCB- 2/19/2017 11:38:10 PM     Post Reply
Senator John McCain poured it on for the press at a Munich defense conference Saturday, warning in a veiled attack on President Trump that attacks on the press are a leading danger for democracy. “That´s how dictators are made!” he shrieked. It was rich stuff, given that most of his European listeners do not have the same wide press freedoms found in the states. But more to the point, it was McCain up to his old tricks: Ingratiating himself to the anti-Trump press by playing its champion, in a bid to be the media´s darling. What stands out here is the

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