News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Mon, 20 17 2017 03:17:50 GMT Mon, 20 17 2017 03:17:50 GMT Donald Trump to speak at CPAC on Friday Mon, 20 32 2017 02:32:54 GMT 7dde9b7f543862945178816dd58ee84712bfb5d4 Washington Times, by David Sherfinski Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 32 2017 02:32:54 GMT 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 Mon, 20 20 2017 02:20:25 GMT f846daa25853bba92d1aed6325e067c9f1c44a1f Reuters, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 20 2017 02:20:25 GMT 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 Mon, 20 07 2017 02:07:23 GMT 10cad3d37fb63244df396e7de874d6f20e5dc29d USA Today, by Fredreka Schouten Posted By: NorthernDog- Mon, 20 07 2017 02:07:23 GMT 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 Book Publishers Hiring ‘Sensitivity Readers’ To Weed Out Offensive Content Mon, 20 56 2017 01:56:20 GMT 7acf6154bbf4f35c7c54aa58dee5132cb4b45327 Heat Street, by Lukas Mikelionis Posted By: KarenJ1- Mon, 20 56 2017 01:56:20 GMT 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! Mon, 20 45 2017 01:45:34 GMT 10e9d96d14a146b9cbded14898687670af312ee7 American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: magnante- Mon, 20 45 2017 01:45:34 GMT 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 Mon, 20 21 2017 01:21:41 GMT bd1b1549b89404885a6abfbf8199151ba358d2ee American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Mon, 20 21 2017 01:21:41 GMT 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 Mon, 20 18 2017 01:18:10 GMT ee214565f8e377a9b81eea7732436f7a25978489 National Review, by John Fund Posted By: garnet- Mon, 20 18 2017 01:18:10 GMT 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 Lefties keep showing off their civic ignorance Mon, 20 05 2017 01:05:49 GMT cc4c0e1c67845e0aaaf858a513e340ce2723eedc New York Post, by Karol Markowicz Posted By: garnet- Mon, 20 05 2017 01:05:49 GMT 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 Mon, 20 58 2017 12:58:58 GMT 82cfdeab03c8e2765dcbb9ae5ae99c218e9eedcf USA Today, by James S. Robbins Posted By: garnet- Mon, 20 58 2017 12:58:58 GMT 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 Mon, 20 16 2017 12:16:19 GMT 99ddb9b3eabdf73b9a1cae72e8eb691d6e7afc90 Reuters, by Phil Stewart Posted By: Toledo- Mon, 20 16 2017 12:16:19 GMT 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 Mon, 20 14 2017 12:14:14 GMT 8cf23b7418cbda0f6e1ce8b779847cc88b3b172c New York Times, by YAMICHE ALCINDOR Posted By: Toledo- Mon, 20 14 2017 12:14:14 GMT 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 Dumbest Ever Defense of Obamacare Mon, 20 55 2017 10:55:35 GMT f0f6b168edf7d67d913ba28a80ca1cfab69a2c90 American Spectator, by David Catron Posted By: garnet- Mon, 20 55 2017 10:55:35 GMT 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 Mon, 20 46 2017 10:46:50 GMT f7b7a46ae4d3ab99e528c61f5095d1ffe2a5d32e Agence France Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 20 46 2017 10:46:50 GMT (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 Mon, 20 27 2017 10:27:39 GMT 77f957f19d1f00f533eea1208dde1397f80a9f2b Washington Times, by Editorial Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 20 27 2017 10:27:39 GMT 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 Mon, 20 14 2017 10:14:03 GMT a683fccde98424e0110fffb21647ec2dec25e4be Daily Caller, by Richard Pollock Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 20 14 2017 10:14:03 GMT 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 Mon, 20 06 2017 10:06:10 GMT 2adfc848f3acdb3ad3cc87f473f14858629b73ce American Spectator, by Paul Kengor Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 20 06 2017 10:06:10 GMT 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 Mon, 20 56 2017 09:56:09 GMT 4e6b37d72a36805cc4a62f4678cb0318e41f3a18 The Hill [DC], by Jennifer Calfas Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 20 56 2017 09:56:09 GMT 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 Mon, 20 39 2017 09:39:10 GMT 3511715ba0802a0a09359b732baee414f4e12a76 New York Post, by Michael Goodwin Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 20 39 2017 09:39:10 GMT 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 Mon, 20 38 2017 09:38:32 GMT e50ade10eff9c7f9e96bc2c986ea30406d68b927 Daily Mail (UK), by Mark Howarth Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 20 38 2017 09:38:32 GMT 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 Mon, 20 15 2017 09:15:53 GMT 8b548d8e3eb09eb96c70795e801c49871af46175 American Thinker, by Jack Hellner Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 20 15 2017 09:15:53 GMT 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 Mon, 20 16 2017 08:16:14 GMT 83ec1038bcf20669a6dd57ed2d99844d8a3f6588 Washington Times, by S. A. Miller Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 20 16 2017 08:16:14 GMT 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 Mon, 20 10 2017 08:10:36 GMT 22abe7dd4abdee555e336b64016892ea4ea0fc0b Wires & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Kaileen Gaul Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 20 10 2017 08:10:36 GMT 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 Mon, 20 49 2017 05:49:20 GMT 77b41f095c87d55189f900e3568af8662f122b36 Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy Posted By: ladydawgfan- Mon, 20 49 2017 05:49:20 GMT 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 Mon, 20 40 2017 05:40:46 GMT fb6596a8eb03f636a5b09e625a6204b03d19edeb Fox News, by Staff Posted By: ladydawgfan- Mon, 20 40 2017 05:40:46 GMT 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? Mon, 20 38 2017 04:38:10 GMT 25bb6c8987a99b9ff0743741839592dc418e1207 American Thinker, by Monica Showalter Posted By: rockyTCB- Mon, 20 38 2017 04:38:10 GMT 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