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´Show of force´: 100 vehicles line one
mile of Texas border to deter caravan
on other side
Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 11:01:53 PM     Post Reply
EAGLE PASS, TEXAS — The Trump administration has flooded the Texas border town that sits just over the river from the Mexican city where 1,800 caravan migrants arrived earlier this week with hundreds of law enforcement personnel. More than 100 U.S. police vehicles lined a one-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Sixty sat together in one section of the river on a local golf course. The massive "show of force” — as Border Patrol is calling it — is meant to deter Central Americans from illegally entering the country, as large groups attempted

Michelle Obama Stuns With a Surprise
Appearance at the Grammys
Vogue, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 10:49:53 PM     Post Reply
Alicia Keys may have been hosting the Grammy awards on Sunday night, but it was Michelle Obama who brought the house down: entering from offstage arm in arm with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jennifer Lopez, the former first lady joined her compatriots in recounting exactly why music was so important. (Tweet/Video) "From the Motown records I wore out on the south side to the who run the world songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story," Obama said, as the crowd erupted in a standing ovation, "and I know that´s true

Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO, Dies at 85
Variety, by Cynthia Littleton    Original Article
Posted By: poster- 2/10/2019 8:27:30 PM     Post Reply
Ron Miller, former Disney CEO and son-in-law of Walt Disney, died Saturday in Napa, Calif. at the age of 85. Miller served as president and later CEO of Disney from 1978 to 1984, during a rocky period for the company. He was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum and owner of Napa’s Silverado Vineyards. “Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller. His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company and the Disney family because he was such a vital part of both,

  





  

Nobody ´tougher than me´: Booker
pitches 2020 ´unity´ message
NBC News, by Dartunorro Clark    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/10/2019 8:26:22 PM     Post Reply
DES MOINES, Iowa — Cory Booker´s voice is shot. Standing on stage before hundreds of potential voters in the state that boasts the pivotal first-in-the-nation caucus, Booker, in a raspy voice that normally booms, is adamant his message of love, hope and unity can win him the Democratic nomination and, ultimately, the presidency. "They´re going to say, ´Oh my gosh, more candidates talking about love and hope; oh my God, how are you going to beat Donald Trump with that?´” the New Jersey senator, 49, told the packed venue at his last event in the state following a two-day blitz

‘Absolutely terrifying’: Deputy city attorney
says she contracted typhus at City Hall
Los Angeles Times, by Harriet Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/10/2019 7:58:17 PM     Post Reply
Deputy City Atty. Elizabeth Greenwood was at work in City Hall East last fall when her shin began to hurt. “I looked down and there were a couple of insect bites,” Greenwood recalled. She thought little of it at the time, she said, but within weeks she was gravely ill with what doctors would ultimately diagnose as the flea-borne illness typhus.(Snip)Greenwood’s experience — and her willingness to speak publicly about it — was a driving factor in this week’s admission by city officials that Los Angeles’ iconic seat of government is infested with vermin.

Joy Villa wears ´build the wall´
dress to 2019 Grammys
Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 7:49:19 PM     Post Reply
Conservative artist Joy Villa has done it again. Her third year in a row making a political statement at the Grammy Awards, the singer showed up to this year´s red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing a dress tailored to look like President´s Trump planned border wall. The gown featured a design with white bricks and black mortar. Resting on Villa´s shoulders was a ring of barbed wire, complementing a steal crown on her head. On her back in red letters read the message: "Build the wall." Villa also carried a red "Make America Great Again" purse. She told

Prospective Dem candidate Amy
Klobuchar´s treatment of staff led to
rebuke from Harry Reid: report
Fox News, by Adam Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 5:56:53 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is expected to launch her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday, but is facing an early crisis over a wave of accusations that she has mistreated staff -- with her conduct reportedly getting so bad that then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told her to change her behavior. (Snip)But that announcement was overshadowed this week when HuffPost reported this week that Klobuchar has such a bad reputation over her treatment of staff that a number of potential staffers have withdrawn from consideration to manage her campaign because of it.

  


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Facing Costly New Regulations,
Some Gun Shops Close
Washington Free Beacon, by Cole Lauterbach    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 2/10/2019 5:27:22 PM     Post Reply
Several gun dealers in Central and Southern Illinois are closing their businesses rather than pay what they’re saying is thousands of dollars in costs to comply with a law enacted last month.(Snip) Todd Vandermyde, executive director of Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois, said the requirements aren’t about stopping crime, rather regulating gun shops out of business. "You make it sound like this is a reasonable request but if a small gun shop has to put in a $10,000 surveillance system on top of potentially $3,000 in licenses, how do you expect them to stay in business," he said.

Rob Lowe Deletes Tweet Joking About
‘Chief’ Elizabeth Warren After Backlash
Yahoo! Entertainment, by Thom Geier    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/10/2019 4:54:43 PM     Post Reply
Rob Lowe on Saturday tweeted and deleted a joking reference to U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her past claims to Native American ancestry. “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,´” the former “West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation” star wrote on Saturday — before deleting the tweet after online outcry, including from many fellow Hollywood figures. (Tweet) “It was a joke and some peeps got upset, and that’s never my intention,” Lowe wrote in a follow-up tweet late Saturday. “On the GOOD side: I just got to use the Oxford comma!”

Breaking: Federal Judge Declines to Block
Citizenship Question from US 2020 Census
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 4:53:49 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge ruled on Friday the US government can include citizenship question on the US Census. It makes complete sense so Democrats are against it.It also affects how much federal funding the sanctuary communities will receive from American taxpayers. So, of course, Democrats are against this. (Tweet) Outline reported: A federal judge ruled late Friday she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns. US District Judge Dabney Friedrich declined to issue a preliminary injunction requested by a privacy and civil liberties nonprofit group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Spending talks collapse over demand by
Democrats to curb ICE detentions
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 4:48:31 PM     Post Reply
Negotiations on a spending accord needed to avert a government shutdown Friday have nearly collapsed, and Republicans say it’s because House Democrats are pushing for new limits on how many illegal immigrants agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement can detain this fiscal year, including violent felons. “Currently there is no cap,” a senior Republican aide close to the negotiations told the Washington Examiner. “They want to put in a cap and have criminals count against it so the number gets smaller and smaller.”The impasse threatens to end any chance of a deal that can be passed in time by both the

  



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Klobuchar´s opening pitch
sidetracked by staff horror stories
Politico, by Elena Schneider    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/10/2019 4:44:59 PM     Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pitching herself for the White House as the commonsense Midwestern answer to President Donald Trump — while former staffers portray her as a brutal boss who mistreated them. The run-up to Klobuchar’s expected presidential campaign launch on Sunday was sidetracked by former aides, speaking anonymously for fear of retribution, who described a toxic office environment including demeaning emails, thrown office supplies and requests for staff to perform personal chores for the senator. It’s a sharp departure from the public brand that Klobuchar has built to get to this moment:

Congress is already considering
impeachment—but won´t admit it
Los Angeles Times, by Doyle McManus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 3:57:55 PM     Post Reply
Last week, no fewer than six committees of the House of Representatives were investigating potential grounds for impeaching Donald Trump as president of the United States. They don’t use the word “impeachment.” Their instructions from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) are to describe their work in narrower, less inflammatory terms. But the question is never far away: Does Trump’s record of norm-busting, rule-bending and apparent law-breaking, from conflicts of interest to murky connections with foreign governments, justify removing him from office? “We have to see what the facts are," Pelosi said recently. "We shouldn´t be impeaching for a political

Mick Mulvaney Discusses Possible Shutdown
and Border Security Negotiations…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 3:48:45 PM     Post Reply
Acting White House chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney appears on Fox News to discuss the ongoing political efforts of the resistance movement, Nancy Pelosi’s faux-negotiation strategy, and the larger objective to secure the southern border. In the distant background, President Trump is already building enhanced fencing to secure the U.S-Mexico border and the larger conversation is about the politics of funding. Mulvaney notes the funding for border security can come from a variety of mechanisms available to the President, so the issue of direct funding for a border wall is essentially a political argument where democrats must maintain the optics of resistance.

Nick Sandmann’s lawyer confirms drum-
beating Nathan Phillips ‘will be sued’ over
viral incident
BizPac Review, by Tom Tillison    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 3:41:18 PM     Post Reply
Native American activist Nathan Phillips will be held to account for the “lies and false accusations” he made about Covington High School student Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old boy who found himself at the center of major controversy for doing little more than smiling. That’s according to Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based lawyer representing Sandmann and his parents, who told LifeSiteNews that Phillips “will be sued” for his “well documented” actions against the MAGA hat-wearing high school student and his classmates. Nathan Phillips will be sued for his defamatory lies. https://t.co/deVYPpHX3H — Lin Wood (@LLinWood) February 9, 2019 -Wood is one of

  



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Sunday Talks: CBS Attempts Rehabilitation
of Virginia Governor Northam….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 3:38:23 PM     Post Reply
Everything you need to know about this propaganda is obvious in the first few seconds of the interview with Gayle King: “I know this has been a very difficult week for you and the state of Virginia, so where would you like to begin”… Obviously there has been a great deal of planning and careful construct for this interview. CBS is openly attempting to rehabilitate Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. It becomes more obvious as you listen to Northam speak that: (a) he’s an idiot; and, (b) whoever put him into office is not willing to lose their investment. (Video)

Sexual misconduct investigator
may have fabricated confession
in Fresno State case
The College Fix, by Greg Piper    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 2:34:00 PM     Post Reply
UPDATED Not in her notes or original report You would think that an admission of guilt would be included in a Title IX coordinator’s first report on a sexual misconduct investigation, or at least her notes. You’d be really suspicious if that admission of guilt showed up in the amended version of her report – after an accused student was unexpectedly granted an appeal. California State University-Fresno got rebuked in court this week for an unfair sexual misconduct proceeding against an accused student.

Number Seven – Minnesota Senator
Amy Klobuchar Enters 2020
Presidential Race….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 2:31:17 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will enter the 2020 presidential race on today. The media will likely frame the 58-year-old three term senator as a moderate voice. However, Kloubuchar is well known in DC for her nasty and spiteful disposition and tendency toward fits of uncontrollable rage and anger. (Snip)Klobuchar’s campaign announcement comes amid several news reports that staff in her Senate office were asked to do menial tasks, including some personal in nature like laundry, making it difficult for her to hire high-level campaign strategists

Portland Residents Call 911 Every 15 Minutes
To Complain About Homeless People
Townhall, by Timothy Meads    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 1:23:25 PM     Post Reply
Officials in Portland, Ore. recently estimated it will cost $640 million over the next 10 years in order to help adequately prevent homelessness in the area, but a report out this week shows that many citizens from the City of Roses have simply resorted to calling the police on unwanted vagrants. In fact, authorities say that more any other problem, residents are calling the emergency hotline to complain about homeless people even when immediate danger is not present. Katie Shepherd of the Willamette Week reports that the Portland Police Bureau receives a call from the public on average every 15

Pompeo Asked to Probe What´s
Going on with American Mercenaries
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 11:41:53 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the U.S. needs to investigate reports of American mercenaries working abroad for possible violations of the law. Frontier Services Group, which was created by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, days ago announced a preliminary deal with China to build a training center in Xinjiang. Up to a million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in government indoctrination camps in the region. In October, Buzzfeed reported on the Delaware-incorporated Spear Operations Group using American mercenaries in a

  



The overlooked error with biomass
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Steve Goreham    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 2/10/2019 11:30:40 AM     Post Reply
WHEN THOMAS EDISON established his Pearl Street power plant in New York City in 1892, he used coal for fuel, not wood. Wood fuel could not compete with the cost of coal in 1892 and it still can’t today. Nevertheless, burning of biomass is widely regarded as sustainable and promoted as a solution for climate change, especially in Europe. (Snip) A 2012 study by Synapse Energy Economics estimated that the average smokestack of a U.S. biomass plant emitted about 1.67 tons of CO2 per megawatt-hour of electricity generated, or 50 to 85 percent greater than emissions from a coal-fired plant.

Venezuela: Nicolás Maduro’s demise
is ‘irreversible’, Trump adviser says
Guardian [US], by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: Moritz55- 2/10/2019 11:23:17 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump’s top Latin America adviser has claimed “there is not a single scenario” in which Nicolás Maduro and his “cronies” are able to retain power in Venezuela. The revolt against Maduro’s regime is entering its forth week, with the Venezuelan strongman showing no sign of relinquishing power despite a startling and largely unforeseen challenge from a previously obscure opposition leader called Juan Guaidó. An anticipated large-scale military abandonment of Hugo Chávez’s heir has not materialized despite Guaidó – who is now recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president by most western governments –

Georgia businessman shot and
killed in CVS parking lot while
waiting for wife to finish errands
New York Daily News, by Jessica Schladebeck    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/10/2019 11:09:35 AM     Post Reply
A Georgia businessman and philanthropist was shot and killed in a CVS parking lot while he was waiting for his wife to complete her errands inside the pharmacy, police said. Jack Hough was sitting inside his parked car just outside the Gainesville store around 7:45 p.m. when the shooting occurred, according to the Gainesville Times. Police believe the suspect approached the 73-year-old Air Force veteran in a bid to rob and carjack him. Following a brief struggle, the attacker fired a gunshot into Hough’s chest. He was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was pronounced

The case for Russia collusion
… against the Democrats
The Hill [Washington, D.C.], by John Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/10/2019 10:59:42 AM     Post Reply
Now that both the House and Senate have cleared Donald Trump of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications. As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo. Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear

The Book Publishing Scandals
of Early February: Holy Hell
New York Magazine, by Hillary Kelly    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2019 10:59:06 AM     Post Reply
If you woke up Monday morning and daintily keyed-in your favorite book sites in search of some smart and quippy reviews or essays, holy hell, were you in for a ride. Sure, last week there was a hullabaloo over a delayed or canceled YA novel, and Jay Asher, the Thirteen Reasons Why guy who wrote a novel that borderline-fetishized suicide, filed a defamation suit over accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior. But what a gift this week has been, at least for those of us who prefer our news heavily spiced with scandal. Just when it seemed like

High-powered Dem Andre Fladell: What’s
hurting the country the most is
dysfunctional and disgusting CNN
BizPac Review, by Vivek Saxena    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 10:56:13 AM     Post Reply
Palm Beach County Democrat and political powerbroker Andre Fladell is as angry at CNN’s fake news as Donald J. Trump. And, it sounds a little different when it’s coming from one of the most powerful Democrats in the Sunshine State. “What’s hurting the country the most, in my opinion, is the dysfunctional and disgusting reporting of a cable channel called CNN,” Fladell said during a meeting earlier this month of the United South County Democrats. Once awarded the honorary title of “Prince of Palm Beach” by the county’s commissioners, Fladell is a legendary political operative recognized across Florida, in part

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