News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 12 15 2017 11:15:11 GMT Tue, 12 15 2017 11:15:11 GMT Cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel'Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials say Tue, 12 04 2017 11:04:28 GMT ff2b72e983778af11f36b2e01e3512edac4e8d90 Los Angeles Times, by Laura J. Nelson Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 04 2017 11:04:28 GMT The fire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen others in Bel'Air last week was caused by a cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment, Los Angeles fire officials said Tuesday.For a "number of years," homeless people had been living in a camp along Sepulveda Boulevard where it passes under the 405 Freeway, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Peter Sanders said.Investigators who inspected the encampment found evidence that people had been cooking and sleeping in the area but did not find anyone there, Sanders said. The department has no suspects, he said.Los Angeles has been struggling in recent years Even As Media Whine About Trump, Their Hostile Coverage Shows No Let Up Tue, 12 46 2017 09:46:49 GMT d989d97669d164ebf863223cd937e235631a372b Newsbusters, by Rich Noyes Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 46 2017 09:46:49 GMT As Monday’s throwdown in the White House press room made clear, relations between the President and the press corps are as bad as they have ever been during the Trump administration. Most journalists seem to put the blame on the administration’s criticisms of the press, with CNN’s Chris Cilizza saying Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ condemnations were “disheartening” and made him “angry.” A couple of weeks ago, disgraced ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather called the President’s attacks on the news media “disappointing.” “If you look over the arc of history,” Rather lectured MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle in late November, “presidents who have been Acosta Again Paints Himself As A Media Hero Tue, 12 43 2017 09:43:26 GMT da123fa18bf2602db357fcc6e61997c9558eaa81 Daily Caller, by Amber Athey Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 43 2017 09:43:26 GMT CNN’s Jim Acosta may have threatened his position in the White House press pool by yelling questions at the president during a bill signing Tuesday. As President Donald Trump was leaving the signing, Acosta yelled out a question about Trump’s attack on Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. (Tweet) Acosta, always desperate to be the hero, claimed that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders warned him beforehand that he may be removed from the press pool if he yelled out any questions.“Prior to this morment [sic], @pressec issues a warning to me,” Acosta tweeted. “She said if I asked a question of Brzezinski: Trump ‘Literally Sexually Harassed’ Gillibrand Tue, 12 40 2017 09:40:27 GMT ac0ff1179809631532b4523254993ecfb121fe7f Breitbart Video, by Ian Hanchett Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 40 2017 09:40:27 GMT On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co'host Mika Brzezinski argued President Trump’s tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D'NY) constitutes sexual harassment and that people who work around the president and don’t try to get him to delete the tweet don’t care about the country or women. Brzezinski said, “I just want to say something, beyond the fact that it is reprehensible that the president of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman, we’re not surprised, Mr. President. You do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around Sen. Grassley tells Trump to ‘reconsider’ two judicial picks Tue, 12 35 2017 09:35:06 GMT 8daf306c1ddc1cfac67ed4aacd3a3c5ca7292751 Washington Times, by Alex Swoyer Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 35 2017 09:35:06 GMT Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley advised President Trump on Tuesday to reconsider two of his federal district court nominees, saying they have made troubling comments that could taint their confirmations. He singled out Brett Talley, an Alabama district court nominee, and Jeff Mateer, a Texas district court nominee. “I’ve advised the White House they ought to reconsider,” Mr. Grassley told CNN. “I would advise the White House not to proceed.” Taylor Foy, a spokesperson for Mr. Grassley, told The Washington Times the senator has had concern about some of the statements the nominees have made, and he’s raised those House Committee Triggers Liberals with ‘Patagonia Is Lying to You’ Tweet Tue, 12 58 2017 08:58:59 GMT f17a6bf3463179c1a526a2e153a3e764fea77e42 Breitbart Big Government, by James Delingpole Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 58 2017 08:58:59 GMT The House Natural Resources Committee has got Patagonia’s number. No, Patagonia is not the savior of America’s protected wild spaces. It’s just another greedster corporation with an overpriced logo, trying to make a fast buck by jumping on the anti'Trump bandwagon while parading its ‘eco’ credentials. According to the Hill: “The assertion that ‘the president stole your land’ is designed to mislead and terrify the uninformed. Their deception speaks volumes about their contempt for rural Americans in Utah,” the committee said in a statement. “Of course, Patagonia, a self'interested corporation like any other, knows the truth, but they don’t care. Lies and distortions are Sen. Elizabeth Warren Faces Criticism over ‘Slut'Shaming’ Tweet Tue, 12 55 2017 08:55:27 GMT 985e4805a45cc6e8343e2ce368a3d7a8ce1136c4, by Charlie Nash Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 55 2017 08:55:27 GMT Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D'MA) faced criticism for saying that President Donald Trump “slut'shamed” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D'NY) with a non'sexual insult, Tuesday. After President Donald Trump made a post on Twitter claiming that Sen. Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign contributions, Sen. Warren made her own post accusing Trump of “slut'shaming.” “Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut'shame @SenGillibrand?” asked Sen. Warren in her post. “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.” Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut'shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you´re picking a fight with? Good Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment Tue, 12 23 2017 08:23:51 GMT 378ecdd7d710337113f8cd8f5098bfc607447f2f New York Times, by JULIA MOSKIN and KIM SEVERSON Posted By: FlyRight- Tue, 12 23 2017 08:23:51 GMT Natalie Saibel, a longtime server at the Spotted Pig, a West Village restaurant with celebrity investors, didn’t quit in 2015 after the owner, Ken Friedman, ran his hands over her buttocks and then her groin in a room crowded with customers, joking that he was searching her pockets for a forbidden cellphone. Amy Dee Richardson, a bar manager there, didn’t quit in 2004, when she says Mr. Friedman bit her on the waist as he bent down to duck under the bar. Neither did Trish Nelson, a longtime server who said he grabbed her head and pulled it toward his crotch Are New Yorkers becoming like Israelis? Tue, 12 54 2017 07:54:33 GMT 9a8741b5d506cd2536579636904b36da302a093e Israeli National News, by Phyliss Chesler Posted By: lanika- Tue, 12 54 2017 07:54:33 GMT On 9/11, I typed, “Now, we are all Israelis.” At the time, what I meant was that Muslim terrorists had come after us in New York CIty in a rather big way, just as they’d been attacking Israelis decade after decade, even as the world yawned indifferently or cheered the terrorists on. Now, what I mean is that terrorist attacks have been normalized in the West, even in New York City, which has seen one attack after the other, beginning with the political assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1990 by El Sayyid Nosair, an Egyptian'born American citizen radicalized in Pakistan, who Roy Moore sits down for interview with 12'year'old girl Tue, 12 33 2017 07:33:46 GMT 6915af15dd1bca5f03ad411ea4392007b1a734fb AL.Com, by By Leada Gore Posted By: JansGraphix- Tue, 12 33 2017 07:33:46 GMT Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore recently sat down for an interview with a 12'year'old girl in a meeting arranged by a pro'Trump political action committee. A video of the interview was posted by the America First Project on Sunday. It includes Millie March, a northern Virginia girl who gained fame for her support of President Trump during his 2016 campaign, questioning Moore just days ahead of the Dec. 12 election. Moore, Alabama´s former chief justice, has been accused of having improper sexual contact with teenage girls ' including one as young as 14 ' in the 1970s. Al Franken Still Hasn’t Said When He’s Actually Resigning Tue, 12 24 2017 06:24:41 GMT 467afd0907e7578c98a696ec1d50a798827bea68 Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson Posted By: NorthernDog- Tue, 12 24 2017 06:24:41 GMT Franken announced last Thursday that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” after eight different women accused him of groping or forcibly kissing them. “The timing of Franken’s resignation remains unclear, as is his motive in delaying it,” New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore noted at the time. Franken has yet to offer any more specificity about when he’s going to follow through in resigning. Franken’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on the subject. Franken begrudgingly offered his resignation after 35 Democratic senators called on him to do so, three weeks after he was first accused Mueller must step down to save the Russia probe Tue, 12 42 2017 05:42:38 GMT fb740b7d1271f190347c015fefe33c4a28acb145 CNBC, by Jake Novak Posted By: Pete Stone- Tue, 12 42 2017 05:42:38 GMT Special counsel Robert Mueller´s probe into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election is one of the most important law enforcement investigations in American history. But it is also becoming increasingly undermined from within and without, and the best way to save it is with an amputation. Mueller needs to step down. That´s because over the last few weeks, many questions have arisen about the integrity of his staff and even Mueller himself. Some of those questions are fair and some aren´t, but they´re enough to forever taint the investigation´s conclusions. The biggest issue right now is the blatant partisanship The actress to marry Prince Harry is not a commoner, and neither are you, my fellow American Tue, 12 38 2017 05:38:57 GMT ddaa16c7b7fb046f665ab8e00786d9b356dd9a7f Pittsburgh Post'Gazette, by David Shribman Posted By: Tianne- Tue, 12 38 2017 05:38:57 GMT Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the princess of Wales, too. Also William Pitt, who presided over the British victory in the French and Indian War and lent his name to Pittsburgh. And, according to some university authorities four decades ago, me as well. We were all born commoners. But — despite what newspapers, websites and television stations on both sides of the Atlantic have reported with wonder and wild'eyed delight — Meghan Markle, the actor who is to marry Prince Harry, is not a commoner. She’s an American, and Massive Austria gas plant blast plunges Europe into energy crisis as shortage hits Tue, 12 38 2017 05:38:04 GMT 70c93468a85d492e9568b5b81f1e327dec36e86f Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Osborne Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 12 38 2017 05:38:04 GMT ENERGY prices across Europe have soared after an explosion ripped through one of the continent’s biggest supply hubs. Pipeline deliveries across large parts of the continent have been thrown into chaos as a result of the deadly blast at the Baumgaerten site in eastern Austria. In Britain, Europe´s biggest gas market, the price of gas for immediate delivery soared by 35 per cent to 92p per therm, its highest level since 2013. The Italian wholesale day'ahead price surged nearly doubled to £41.44 per megawatt'hour, its highest ever recorded level. And Italy has declared a state of emergency as a result of the fuel Credibility of Fox News On the Line with Poll That Shows Jones Up by 10 Tue, 12 32 2017 05:32:59 GMT 670a30f0be60968e885e845ce15e7a007d437603 Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 32 2017 05:32:59 GMT Fox News put its credibility on the line when it released a new poll on Monday that shows liberal Democrat Doug Jones leads conservative Republican Roy Moore by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent, in tomorrow’s special election for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. The contrast between the results reported by Fox News and every other recent major poll could not be sharper. Earlier on Monday, an Emerson Poll was released that shows Moore up by nine points, 53 percent to 44 percent. The five other most recent polls featured in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls all show Moore in Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning Tue, 12 07 2017 05:07:28 GMT 92adedee3c966b46d5e07250c9d86cf0a91b0b39 Washington Post, by Ashley Parker Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 07 2017 05:07:28 GMT President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D'N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office ´begging´ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked'USED!” Nancy Pelosi, religious leaders reach deep into teachings to preach against GOP tax plans Tue, 12 01 2017 05:01:23 GMT bc0ca7605ca989b7fa434af60d5b77591c48b6ef Washington Times, by David Sherfinski Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 01 2017 05:01:23 GMT From America’s Catholic bishops to prominent Christian pastor Jim Wallis, congressional Republicans’ push for an overhaul of the tax code has been called nothing less than ungodly. The debate about tax rates and income numbers has taken on pointedly religious overtones, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, citing Pope Francis and St. Augustine in attacking the bill and saying it would signify Armageddon. Mr. Wallis led a protest against the tax plan at the Hart Senate Office Building, reading Bible verses before he was escorted away by Capitol Police. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a lengthy Report: Andrew McCabe Postpones House Intel Interview Amid Dossier Developments Tue, 12 56 2017 04:56:43 GMT f0874ee2955d800f9ec3621195a8598aa06a4074 Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 56 2017 04:56:43 GMT Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Monday night reportedly postponed an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee that was scheduled for Tuesday. The abrupt cancellation occurred following a report by Fox News that raised new questions about connections between the Justice Department and Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Trump dossier. Fox News reported that McCabe’s interview will be rescheduled for next week. The Justice Department told the network that the cancellation was due to a “routine scheduling error.”A Congressional source told The Daily Caller that the excuse is “very hard to believe.” A source also told France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S. absent Tue, 12 50 2017 04:50:43 GMT efe9084d0d2c48a2b33e52090f39b8311676fe3a Washington Post, by James McAuley Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 50 2017 04:50:43 GMT PARIS — The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris climate change accord, but on Tuesday dozens of world leaders and philanthropists met to find solutions to the swiftly warming planet — and send a message of resolve to the White House. (Snip) Some new commitments were made. The World Bank, for instance, announced that it would stop financing projects that involved oil and gas exploration beginning in 2019. The “One Planet” summit will focus on practical ways to continue meeting climate goals without the participation of the U.S. government. So the main emphasis is on private financing for climate initiatives Thousands freed from L.A. gang injunctions that controlled their movements, friendships, even dress choices Tue, 12 49 2017 04:49:17 GMT daed7d19c7db577f2a9e0894b172754b894a91d2 Los Angeles Times, by James Queally Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 49 2017 04:49:17 GMT Thousands of Angelenos whose movements, clothing and even relationships were tightly restricted under gang injunctions were released from those court orders this year, marking a dramatic reduction in the use of a crime fighting tool once hailed as an innovative answer to the city´s violent street gangs.The purge of names comes amid growing debate about whether the injunctions still make sense in an era of declining crime and gang activity. Officials took the actions after a joint audit of the gang injunction rolls was conducted by the Los Angeles city attorney´s office and Los Angeles police in 2016. "These individuals, Deep State Resisters at State Dept. Defy Jerusalem Directive Tue, 12 46 2017 04:46:52 GMT 6e967c4281b22d15eca9cc7d8c4493e9f52c89cd FrontPage Magazine, by Ari Lieberman Posted By: Tianne- Tue, 12 46 2017 04:46:52 GMT Following President Trump’s historic declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, West Bank and Gazan Arabs took to the streets in rage. They burned U.S. and Israeli flags. They cursed America, Israel and the Yahuds (Jews). Their imams cited verses from the Koran and the Hadiths about the usurpers and interlopers and the “descendants of apes and pigs.” In other words, it was business as usual for the Palestinians. Nothing had changed. At the State Department too, it was business as usual. In a transparent effort to placate the Arab bloc, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the process of #MeToo: From Salem to Now Tue, 12 45 2017 04:45:14 GMT 6dd70b7c71051c3bda209207d5990b2e4f1310a8 American Thinker, by William Sullivan Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 45 2017 04:45:14 GMT Recognizing the problems inherent in the hysteria surrounding the #MeToo campaign, which the media and politicians are heralding as a pivotal moment in our culture, should not require a difficult intellectual exercise. It was once conventional wisdom gleaned from history. But given that modern media narratives serve more to reshape history than to appropriately understand and learn from it, perhaps a brief history discussion is in order. All you have to do is remember the first famous #MeToo campaign to take place in the Americas. Salem Village, 1692.Young girls, caught up in the frenzied hysteria of rampant devilry and witchcraft HuffPo Laments That One Year in, ‘Trump Is Winning’ Tue, 12 42 2017 04:42:20 GMT 2b900f6a1f6ae9bd5ea213bee3356e9309940f97 Breitbart Big Government, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 12 42 2017 04:42:20 GMT In the midst of much hand'wringing and anguished sighs, the Huffington Post has announced to its readers that after his first year in office “Trump Is Winning.” “This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit,” begins Earl Ofari Hutchinson in his essay, “Trump is winning.” Hutchinson, an author and co'host of the Al Sharpton Show, observes that according to numerous indicators the Trump presidency is a success, beginning with his delivery of a long list of campaign promises. Among Mr. Trump’s many victories, Hutchinson enumerates Mick Mulvaney’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Fake Truth Tue, 12 25 2017 04:25:36 GMT ebcc2b8c9421544c2f37bef16a716b13bfd68e98 American Greatness, by Victor Davis Hanson Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 12 25 2017 04:25:36 GMT The most effective way for the media to have refuted Donald Trump’s 24/7 accusations of “fake news” would have been to publish disinterested, factually based accounts of his presidency. The Trump record should have been set straight through logic and evidence. So one would think after a year of disseminating fake news aimed at Donald Trump (Melania Trump was leaving the White House; Donald Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the West Wing; Trump planned to send troops into Mexico, etc.) that Washington and New York journalists would be especially scrupulous in their reporting to avoid