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John Kelly´s personal cell phone was
compromised, White House believes
Politico, by JOSH DAWSEY, EMILY STEPHENSON *    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/5/2017 7:35:22 PM     Post Reply
White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials. The discovery raises concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on Kelly’s phone while he was secretary of Homeland Security and after he joined the West Wing. Tech support staff discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to White House tech support this summer complaining that it wasn’t working or updating software properly.

Mexico´s remittance bonanza
balloons to record $30 billion
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/5/2017 6:50:21 PM     Post Reply
After all the foofarall from Mexico´s officials raised in the wake of President Trump´s election - from tweet wars to governors with lawsuits to traveling foreign ministers - turns out Trump hasn´t been such a bad thing for Mexico´s elites. Remittances, the lifeblood of Mexico´s government, are expected to hit an all-time high at $30.5 billion, the likely product of job growth in President Trump´s booming U.S. economy. These remittances top Mexico´s oil earnings in absolute value and amount to 2.7% of Mexico´s GDP. According to the Daily Caller: Mexico, which takes in more remittances than any other Latin American country by a

Tropical Storm Nate kills at least
22 as storm moves toward US
Fox News, by Nicole Darrah    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 6:45:33 PM     Post Reply
Tropical Storm Nate, which formed Thursday and is projected to possibly hit the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, has left at least 22 people dead as it makes its way across Central America. As of the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. ET advisory, Tropical Storm Nate is about 40 miles west-southwest of Puerto Lempira, Honduras, and 425 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. (Snip) Officials in Louisiana ordered evacuations in part of St. Bernard Parish east of New Orleans, and a voluntary evacuation was ordered early Thursday in Grand Isle, south of New Orleans. New Orleans Mayor Mitch

  


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Partisan gaps widen even further in
Trump´s first year as Democrats move left
MSN News, by David Lauter    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 6:37:41 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The partisan gap that already divided Americans into increasingly estranged camps has widened even further in President Donald Trump´s first year in office, largely because Democrats have moved to the left on a wide range of issues, a new large-scale, nonpartisan poll has found. On issues as varied as government aid to the poor, immigration and the role of diplomacy versus military force, Americans who identify themselves as Democrats or independents who generally side with the Democrats have shifted to more liberal positions in the last several years. That shift has become even more pronounced in the last

Tim Murphy resigns after pressure
mounts following texts on abortion
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Chris Potter    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 6:29:52 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Tim Murphy announced Thursday that he was resigning, a day after he said he would not run for re-election.The Republican congressman from the 18th District faced a storm of criticism after reports that he urged the woman with whom he was having an extra-marital relationship to get an abortion. Mr. Murphy, 65, has long been staunchly pro-life. A statement from U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says:  “This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective Oct. 21. It was Dr. Murphy´s decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it. We thank him

Why We Need More Men
With Guns, Not Less
The Federalist, by D.C. McAllister    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 5:41:20 PM     Post Reply
We’re used to anti-gun zealots shamelessly using national horrors to take political cheap shots, but following the Las Vegas massacre, they’ve hit a new low by blaming masculinity for the bloodshed that shocked our nation. Matthew Dowd, a strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign who is now a chief political analyst at ABC News, said in a tweet that what needs to change in America is “a culture celebrating guns equating them with strength combined with a bizarre antiquated manhood.”Gun Violence Is Not a Growing Problem, Despite Reports -Anti-gun activists would like you to think that gun violence is

Watch: Thousands Gather In Las
Vegas To Sing ´Amazing Grace´
Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 5:07:18 PM     Post Reply
Thousands of people packed a Las Vegas church to sing "Amazing Grace" following the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, in which 59 people died and nearly 500 were injured. The candlelight vigil, which attracted a crowd of over 3,500, took place Tuesday at Canyon Ridge Christian Church and video of the event was first posted to the church’s Facebook page. WATCH: (Video) President Donald Trump was in Las Vegas on Wednesday to visit with victims of the mass shooting and to meet with local officials. (Photo/Videos/Tweets) The President tweeted early Thursday morning that he will never forget the people he

  


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Trump lashes out at Senate intel
committee, suggests investigating
news networks
Washington Times, by Sally Persons    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 5:02:33 PM     Post Reply
President Trump lashed out at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, suggesting they should investigate news networks instead of his campaign. “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” Mr. Trumptweeted. Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner announced Wednesday that their investigation showed Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 election, but that the outcome was correct. They said their investigation has expanded as a result of the new revelations, and cautioned they could not comment about

Leading House Democrat
Calls on Pelosi to Step Down
NBC News, by Dartunorro Clark and Alex Moe    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 4:46:21 PM     Post Reply
A high-ranking House Democrat on Thursday called on Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California to step down as minority leader to make way for a new generation. "Our leadership does a tremendous job," said Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, "but I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus, and I do think it´s time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen." (Snip) Sanchez specifically called out Pelosi; the House minority whip, Steny Hoyer of Maryland;

Trump to announce he will
´decertify´ Iran nuclear deal – reports
Independent [UK], by Alexandra Wilts    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/5/2017 4:39:43 PM     Post Reply
Washington DC - Donald Trump will reportedly decertify the Iran nuclear deal – a move that could throw another wrench into the US´s diplomatic ties with other world powers. Under the 2015 agreement with six nations – including the US, UK and France – Iran agreed to restrict its nuclear programme for at least 10 years in exchange for the loosening of economic sanctions that had crippled its economy. According to people briefed on the matter, the President believes the agreement is not in the national interest and will punt the issue over to Congress, the Washington Post reported. Decertification itself would not break the US's

Why does Hollywood keep
defending Roman Polanski?
New York Post, by Maureen Callahan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/5/2017 3:29:19 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, director Roman Polanski gave a rare interview to The Hollywood Reporter, addressing charges that he drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl in 1977. “As far as what I did: it’s over,” Polanski said. “I pleaded guilty. I went to jail. I came back to the United States to do it, people forget about that, or don’t even know. I then was locked up here after this festival [in 2009]. So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me.” On Wednesday, German actress Renate Langer, 61, publicly accused Polanski of raping her on

  


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Nancy Sinatra Calls for NRA Members
to Be Killed by Firing Squad
Washington Free Beacon, by Alex Griswold    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 3:19:29 PM     Post Reply
Singer Nancy Sinatra on Thursday called for members of the National Rifle Association to be killed by firing squad.Sinatra—the daughter of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra—shared the sentiment on Twitter following the murder of 59 people in Las Vegas by a mass shooter over the weekend. The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad. https://t.co/5ceuMvk5Tl — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 3, 2017. In response to criticism, Sinatra clarified that she did not mean all gun owners, just NRA members. I didn´t say every one, I said the "murderous members of the NRA" — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 5,

Hillary Clinton: I will ‘Keep Fighting’
for More Gun Control
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 3:13:41 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton said she’ll “keep speaking out” for gun control Wednesday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Clinton lamented Congressional inaction on gun control, saying, “I can’t believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on Earth is totally sold to the gun lobby and will do whatever they are ordered to do, despite the loss of life.” The former Democratic presidential candidate criticized the fact that one of President Trump’s first actions on guns was to repeal Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban and she claimed that the repeal allows people with mental problems to purchase

Study: September TV Coverage
Of Trump 92 Percent Negative
Daily Caller, by Amber Athey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/5/2017 3:08:06 PM     Post Reply
The evening news programs of CBS, NBC, and ABC gave President Donald Trump 92 percent negative coverage throughout the month of September, according to a new report. The Media Research Center sifted through of of the evening coverage by the broadcast networks in September and identified six major topics of coverage: North Korea, immigration policy, post-hurricane disaster response, NFL kneeling controversy, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and cabinet officials using private jets. The attempted repeal of Obamacare and the use of private jets by cabinet members both received 100 percent negative coverage by CBS, NBC, and ABC. Immigration policy came next

California to become a ‘sanctuary state’ in 2018
Sacramento Bee, by Taryn Luna    Original Article
Posted By: ladyhawke- 10/5/2017 2:54:53 PM     Post Reply
Gov. Jerry Brown placed new limitations on state and local law enforcement’s ability to help the federal government enforce immigration violations by signing California’s controversial “sanctuary state” bill into law on Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Bill 54 weeks after the 2016 election to stifle President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to ramp up deportations and prevent the federal government from using California police officers to accomplish his goal.

  


  

North Korea´s Kim ´very rational´: CIA
Agence France Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 2:51:48 PM     Post Reply
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a rational politician and the US needs to understand that to deal with the nuclear-armed country, a top Central Intelligence Agency Korea expert said Wednesday. "Beyond the bluster, Kim Jong-Un is a rational actor," said Yong Suk Lee, the deputy assistant director of the CIA´s Korea Mission Center. "We have a tendency in this country to underestimate his conservatism." "He wants to rule for a long time and die in his own bed," Lee said at a conference on the CIA at George Washington University. US politicians including President Donald Trump have repeatedly painted

Las Vegas Shooter Booked Two Hotel
Rooms Overlooking Lollapalooza
While Malia Obama Attended
Black Entertainment Network, by Rachel Herron    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/5/2017 2:45:50 PM     Post Reply
A screenshot taken from a computer at a Chicago hotel shows Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock booked two rooms that overlooked the Lollapalooza Music Festival, which Malia Obama attended. (Video) According to a report by TMZ, a screengrab of the reservations at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago showed Paddock booked two rooms during the same dates of the festival. The rooms in Paddock´s name both looked down on the main stage and surrounding areas of Grant Park. Paddock booked one room for August 1, 2017, which is two days before the first day of the festival. The second room was

Congress needs to examine gun
´bump stock´ devices: House speaker
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/5/2017 2:45:29 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - A backlash against “bump stock” gun accessories, which enable rifles to be turned into rapid-fire guns, grew in the U.S. Congress on Thursday as House Speaker Paul Ryan opened the door to possible debate on controlling the devices. “Clearly that’s something we need to look into,” Ryan told radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, referring to the accessories. He added that many lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Congress had not been aware until now that such devices existed. An excerpt from the interview aired on MSNBC. The National Rifle Association, a powerful opponent of most gun control initiatives, so far has

Decades of Sexual Harassment
Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein
New York Times, by JODI KANTOR and MEGAN TWOHEY    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/5/2017 2:44:16 PM     Post Reply
Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview. “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ms. Judd said she remembers thinking. In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary

Police: ´Noose´ found in Michigan
State dorm was a shoelace
Lansing State Journal [MI], by RJ Wolcott    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/5/2017 2:39:18 PM     Post Reply
EAST LANSING - An item found on a stairwell door handle in a Michigan State University residence hall and initially believed to be a noose was, in fact, a shoelace, MSU police say. MSU President Lou Anna Simon released a statement Wednesday morning  condemning what appeared to be an instance of racial intimidation and saying, in part, that "No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in which they identify." By Wednesday afternoon, after further investigation, the university offered a different account of what had happened. A matching packaged shoelace was found outside Holden Hall, the residence hall where

  


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Las Vegas shooter booked hotel overlooking
Lollapalooza, seen with mystery woman
ABC News, by MORGAN WINSOR, JULIA JACOBO    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/5/2017 2:28:07 PM     Post Reply
Here’s the latest on the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting: — At least 59 people, including the shooter, died after Sunday night´s mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival. — The motive remains unknown but police say the attack was "obviously premeditated." — The alleged gunman, Stephen Paddock, may have planned to escape the scene. — The note authorities found in Paddock´s hotel was not a suicide note. — Paddock visited several music festivals in the Las Vegas area. — Paddock booked hotel rooms in Chicago in August overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival. — Authorities have recovered 47 firearms so far from three locations connected

Russian hackers stole NSA tools
using Kaspersky antivirus: report
The Hill (DC), by Joe Uchill    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/5/2017 2:25:49 PM     Post Reply
Russian state hackers stole a collection of National Security Agency hacking tools and other documents from the personal computer of an agency contractor who had taken the classified documents home from work, reports The Wall Street Journal. The reported breach took place in 2015 but wasn´t discovered until spring of last year. The Journal reports that the hackers identified the documents through Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. The Department of Homeland Security recently barred federal agencies from using Kaspersky products due to security concerns but has been tight-lipped about what intelligence linked the popular, Moscow-based computer security firm to specific intelligence

Investigators Looking for Mystery
Woman Seen With Vegas Shooter
NBC News, by Pete Willams    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/5/2017 2:03:59 PM     Post Reply
Investigators are trying to identify a mystery woman seen with Stephen Paddock in the days before the Las Vegas massacre, several law enforcement officials told NBC News. They don´t know if she has any connection to the attack, but they would like to speak with her as they build a timeline of Paddock´s last days, the officials said. Paddock´s longtime girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was not in Las Vegas when he turned a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel into a sniper´s nest and murdered 58 people attending an outdoor music festival 32 floors below. Her sisters have said Paddock sent her to the

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