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America Has Built
the Most Comfortable
Civilization in the World
PJ Media, by Sarah Hoyt    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2017 10:55:44 PM     Post Reply
I was talking to two friends in their twenties recently, about our travel experiences in foreign parts, and we circled around like an airplane looking for a landing place before we all agreed that foreign parts are all very well, but they’re not… comfortable. Now, sometimes it’s worth it to endure some discomfort in the name of travel — of seeing new places and broadening your horizons. I put up with an awful lot of it when I was a kid, traveling by train across Europe. It was worth it because I had stuff to see and places to go. But… In

´We love D.C´ says Melania as she donates
inaugural ball gown to the Smithsonian and
her designer reveals she texted him two weeks
before ball to ask for a dress
Daily Mail (UK), by Nikki Schwaab    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 10:13:17 PM     Post Reply
First lady Melania Trump gave a shout-out to her new hometown Friday, as she participated in a 100-year-old tradition by donating a gown to the Smithsonian. ´The president, Barron and I love living here and we are so honored to represent this country,´ the first lady told a crowd gathered in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the museum where her inaugural ball gown will now live. In her speech, which lasted under four minutes, the first lady admitted procuring a ball gown had slipped her mind, so she made ´poor Hervé,´ designer Hervé Pierre, work

Court blocks illegal immigrant teen from
demanding abortion services from feds
while in custody after she crossed the
border pregnant
Reuters & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 10:03:09 PM     Post Reply
An appeals court has blocked a teenage illegal immigrant from demanding abortion services from the federal government while being held in custody. The Friday ruling does allow the girl, a 17-year-old being held in Texas, to seek a private sponsor who could help her obtain the procedure without the government´s assistance. The government has until October 31 to approve such a sponsor, the 2-1 ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The teen, who is from Central America and is 15 weeks pregnant, entered the country unaccompanied in September and was immediately detained by

  


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A Gold Star widow says
Trump understood her loss
CNN, by Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/20/2017 10:03:07 PM     Post Reply
Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband. Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar had just been brought back to the U.S. in a flag-draped casket from Afghanistan days earlier. The member of the 7th Special Forces group was killed on April 8 — the first American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year, according to a tally kept by iCasualties. (Snip) De Alencar said Trump had researched her husband and was familiar with the awards he had

Afghan troops go AWOL in
U.S.; IG says wastes taxpayer
money, poses security threat
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 9:02:23 PM     Post Reply
More than 150 Afghan troops brought to the U.S. for military training have gone AWOL since 2005, with 13 of them still unaccounted for and perhaps living as here illegal immigrants now, an inspector general said in a new report Friday. Part of the problem is that the U.S. never puts the trainees through an in-person interview and exempts them from registering as aliens when they arrive — both steps that other visitors would normally have to go through. In-person interviews and requiring the troops to register beforehand would help the government gauge whether someone is likely to go absent without leave,

The Left has gun-toting militias of its own,
Charlottesville lawsuit reveals
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: poster- 10/20/2017 8:56:36 PM     Post Reply
With a name like Redneck Revolt, one “paramilitary” group named in a lawsuit filed in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protests sounds like the classic alt-right, gun-toting militia many blame for the August incident that sparked a national debate on race and guns. But Redneck Revolt is a sometimes-armed militia that left-wing protesters have apparently started calling on for security, and critics say it represents a growing group of heat-packing, far-left social justice warriors who are “willing to take on personal risk to defend those in our community,” according to the group’s website. The lawsuit, brought by The Georgetown Law Institute

Justine Skye takes knee while
singing national anthem before Nets
home opener at Barclays Center
New York Daily News, by Nicholas Parco    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 8:55:21 PM     Post Reply
The Nets invited a Brooklyn native to sing the national anthem at their home opener and she took the opportunity to make a statement. Justin Skye, from Fort Greene, took a knee at the end of the anthem at the Barclays Center on Friday night before the Nets and Magic took the court. The crowd reacted to her actions with mostly boos, according to the Associated Press. Specifically, Skye got down on one knee while singing the final line “and the home of the brave,” according to Metro News. Nets players locked arms while she sang. Skye is a recording

  


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Comey friend: Not sure
Trump has a soul
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Max Greenwood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 8:46:37 PM     Post Reply
Benjamin Wittes, a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, said that he´s unable to say how far President Trump is willing to push the legal bounds of the presidency because it would involve "looking into his soul" — and he´s not quite sure Trump has one. Asked by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on his podcast "Stay Tuned with Preet" how far he thinks Trump is willing to stretch the constitutional constraints of his office, Wittes said he would need to look into Trump´s soul to answer that question. "I´m hesitant to answer that question because it involves looking into his

Las Vegas shooting details
still murky as Mandalay Bay
ordered to keep evidence
Fox News, by Greg Norman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 8:40:40 PM     Post Reply
What happened in Vegas seems to be staying in Vegas. (Snip) The preservation order from Judge Mark Denton, which was issued Thursday, blocks Mandalay Bay from erasing video surveillance, card swipe data and complaints coming from Paddock’s hotel suite – among other items – until another hearing on Oct. 30 where MGM Resorts International will have a chance to argue against it. “This was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man. We have no intention of renting that room,” the company said in a statement following the order. “We’ve been cooperating with law enforcement from the moment this happened,

Beware the Shiny “Booms” – Uranium
One Scandal to Nowhere?…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/20/2017 8:32:17 PM     Post Reply
There’s something unfortunately familiar in the pattern of explosive controversies and headlines-that-go-nowhere… The DC UniParty always defends itself. The latest scandal du jour seems to surround the criminal enterprise known as “Uranium One”. There is indeed a scandal within the entire construct of a payoff to the Clinton’s via a corporation connected to Russians and bribes, kick-backs, and ultimately a payoff; and there are some newly outlined details from within the FBI investigating the companies and entities associated with the deal. However, all of these “BOOM” headlines are not new. (Snip)Now consider this from The Daily Caller (April 2015 –

First Lady Melania Trump Donates Inaugural
Ball Gown To Smithsonian (Video)…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/20/2017 8:17:29 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Melania Trump donated her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies’ Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady handed over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington DC. (Via Daily Mail) ‘The president, Barron and I love living here and we are so honored to represent this country,’ the first lady told a crowd gathered in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the museum where her inaugural ball gown will now live. In her speech, which lasted under four minutes, the first lady admitted procuring a ball gown had slipped her

  


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Hillary Clinton: ‘I really tried to get out
of going’ to Trump inauguration
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 7:25:33 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton admits she “really tried to get out of going” to President Trump’s inauguration. The former first lady and failed Democratic presidential nominee said on BBC One’s “The Graham Norton Show” that she asked the remaining former presidents if they were going to the Jan. 20 inauguration in an effort to justify not showing up herself. “I really tried to get out of going,” Mrs. Clinton said. “We thought ‘OK, maybe others aren’t going.’” She explained that it’s tradition for former presidents and first ladies to attend a presidential inauguration, regardless of party, to show “support” and “continuity of

Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady
payroll from Michelle Obama days
Fox News, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/20/2017 6:57:19 PM     Post Reply
Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history. According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady´s office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama. During then-President Barack Obama’s first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year. This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries totaled $486,700.

Trump Asks Supporters to Sign Petition
Stating That They Stand for National Anthem
Independent Journal Review, by Sam Dorman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 6:38:21 PM     Post Reply
Amid controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Donald Trump launched a petition which provides supporters the opportunity to declare they stand for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem,” the petition reads on the president´s website. “Add your name below to show your patriotism and support.” The president´s petition came just days after statements from the NFL, which never indicated it told its players to stand during the national anthem at games. In a statement on Wednesday, the NFL and NFL Players Association claimed that

Huckabee Sanders on Frederica
Wilson: ‘All Hat, No Cattle’
Washington Free Beacon, by Paul Crookston    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/20/2017 6:22:07 PM     Post Reply
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday stood by chief of staff John Kelly calling Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson (Fla.) an "empty barrel," adding her own description for the congresswoman. Kelly castigated Wilson during Thursday´s White House press briefing for revealing details of a phone conversation that President Donald Trump had with the widow of a soldier this week. (Snip)"As General Kelly pointed out, if you´re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, you´re an empty barrel," Sanders added. "If you don´t understand that reference, I´ll put it a little more simply:

  


  

Frederica Wilson escalates feud
with John Kelly: This White House
is ´full of white supremacists´
Washington Examiner, by Diana Stancy Correll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 6:13:27 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., again raised the issue of race as she slammed the White House en masse, after a video was released that confirmed White House chief of staff John Kelly had inaccurately portrayed her remarks at a dedication of an FBI building. "The White House itself is full of white supremacists," she told the New York Times on Friday. Video footage of the event, published by the Sun Sentinel on Friday, shows Wilson discussing her role sponsoring legislation to name the building after fallen FBI agents who were killed in a shootout with bank robbers in 1986. "I

James Woods Destroys “Parasite Rodeo
Clown” Rep Wilson in Tweetstorm and
It’s Glorious
Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 6:06:47 PM     Post Reply
James Woods went to town on his Twitter account slamming the liberal lunatic Rep. Wilson and it was glorious. This is why we LOVE James Woods! As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, far left Cowgirl Congresswoman Frederica Wilson trashed President Trump after he called Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s widow, Myeshia this week. Trump called the grieving widow after her husband died in Niger serving the country. Frederica, who is always spotted in a glittery cowgirl hat, trashed the GOP president for his words to the widow. Frederica said Trump was cold and callous to the widow. President Trump tweeted

Another Reason for
Investors to Fear Unions
PJ Media, by Simon Constable    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2017 5:36:17 PM     Post Reply
When it comes to jobs growth, legal protections for organized labor may be something of a curse particularly when there is a union election. That’s bad news for any company with a union that also wants an influx of cash to help grow. Here’s how it plays out. “We find that union election victories are associated with increased bankruptcy costs, which lead to declines in bond values,” according to a research report published earlier this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “Unions further depress bondholders´ recovery values as they are assigned seats on unsecured creditors´ committees,” the paper continues. In other words, the

John McCain memoir, ‘The Restless Wave,’
coming in April
Associated Press, by Hillel Italie    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 10/20/2017 5:34:13 PM     Post Reply
New York — An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it. “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” is scheduled to come out in April, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Friday. The publisher quietly signed up the book in February, without any formal announcement. In July, McCain disclosed he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and last month he said the prognosis was “very poor.” McCain, 81, was re-elected to a sixth term in the Senate in 2016. “This memoir will be about what matters most to him,

Trump offers support to GOP
senators in Bannon’s cross hairs
The Hill [DC], by Josh Dawsey & Burgess Everett    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/20/2017 5:10:37 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump called three Republican senators this week and expressed support for their 2018 re-election bids, aligning with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the senator´s intra-party feud with Steve Bannon. Trump dialed GOP Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Roger Wicker of Mississippi, according to five people familiar with the calls. He promised to help the three senators against any insurgent challengers, one of these people said, and said he hoped they would be reelected. The calls are expected to eventually be followed by formal endorsements, GOP senators said. Wicker, Barrasso and Fischer declined

  


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What We Can Learn
From World War II
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 4:52:09 PM     Post Reply
While visiting Hillsdale College this week, I was unexpectedly bequeathed a gift. When I arrived at the house where I am staying I discovered on the buffet table in the kitchen a small collection of books on military history, grand strategy, and World War II. Among them was the bound galley of Victor Davis Hanson´s The Second World Wars, published Tuesday by Basic Books. Having heard advance praise for the book, I picked up the hefty galley. I have not put it down since. Most surveys of the global conflagration between September 1939 and September 1945 are chronological. They begin

Pelosi: There´s No Culture War
Daily Wire, by Paul Bois    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 4:48:23 PM     Post Reply
Virtually every chance House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has had to dispel her reputation as a delusional, establishment hack completely out-of-touch with reality, she always finds some way to reveal that she really is a delusional, establishment hack completely out-of-touch with reality. Her latest guffaw occurred during her appearance on Friday´s The View where she denied America is in a culture war and that Democrats have division in their ranks. First topic of conversation was the despicable non-controversy cooked up by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson alleging that Trump treated a Gold Star widow disrespectfully over the phone; Pelosi called Wilson a

Mueller team criticized by fellow
attorneys for history of questionable tactics
Fox News, by Alex Pappas, Christopher Wallace    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 10/20/2017 4:02:17 PM     Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team running the Russia collusion probe are being accused by fellow attorneys of employing aggressive and questionable tactics in past cases, potentially putting a dent in his straight-shooter image. As the investigation heats up and key players like former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer are interviewed by investigators, several attorneys with experience in federal cases spoke out with their concerns this week. Harvey Silverglate, a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts, wrote an opinion piece accusing Mueller of once trying to entrap him when Mueller was acting U.S.

In dossier probe, Fusion GPS
asks court to stop House from
seeing bank records
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 3:07:49 PM     Post Reply
On the same day, October 4, that the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed three employees of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to testify in the Trump dossier investigation, the committee also subpoenaed TD Bank for Fusion´s bank records. Now, according to a source familiar with the situation, Fusion has asked a U.S. District Court in Washington DC judge to prevent the bank from complying with the subpoena. The move comes just days after two of those three Fusion employees asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than answer questions about the dossier. A third subpoenaed Fusion employee, founder Glenn

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