Archive for June 19th, 2018

Vote this week?

on June 19, 2018, 8:43 PM / in National News, Opinion

This Thursday, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on an amnesty “compromise” proposal named the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. If passed, this bill would grant amnesty to an estimated 1.8 million illegal immigrants and put them on a path to citizenship. The House could also vote on the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760), introduced by Chairman Goodlatte, this […]

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54 People Shot, 9 Killed in Chicago Over Father’s Day Weekend

on June 19, 2018, 8:16 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Nick Kangadis, @TruthOfChicago I guess there’s no male privilege when it comes to Father’s Day — at least, not in Chicago. During the 24-hour period — also known in this case as Sunday or Father’s Day — 18 people were shot in Chicago, with two people dying as a result of their wound(s). The two men who were shot and killed were just […]

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Inspector General’s Report on FBI: Bombshells, Coverups, Fake News Spin

Inspector General’s Report on FBI: Bombshells, Coverups, Fake News Spin

on June 19, 2018, 8:14 AM / in National News

The liberal “mainstream” media are deceptively portraying the 568-page IG report as vindication for Hillary Clinton, as Obama-era DOJ/FBI officials continue to stonewall and obstruct investigations. Written by  William F. Jasper  The long-awaited report of the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, released this past week, has something for everyone. Hillary Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Adam Schiff, and their […]

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Congress is trying to tackle the opioid epidemic as deaths from the crisis are mounting. But will lawmakers’ efforts help?

on June 19, 2018, 8:10 AM / in National News

DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO alcohol, drugs and suicide increased at a record pace of 11 percent in 2016, representing more than 14,000 additional deaths from the year before, according to a report published by Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust. The number of deaths from suicide and alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities in the United States reached a record 141,963 — or one […]

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Pediatricians group chief slams child separation policy

Pediatricians group chief slams child separation policy

on June 19, 2018, 8:01 AM / in National News

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday said President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border “amounts to child abuse.” Dr. Colleen Kraft in an appearance on CNN described the many ways Trump’s policy emotionally harms children and laid out in detail what she witnessed when she toured an immigration detention center. “I can’t describe […]

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Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon

Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon

on June 19, 2018, 7:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

By DOUG MAINWARING (LifeSiteNews) – Jim Obergefell, the man whose name will be forever associated with the institution of genderless marriage in the United States, said he “was heartbroken and devastated,” by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision. But more than that, Obergefell is frightened.  Very frightened. It’s not the actuality of the ruling that scares him; it’s the boogeymen he has […]

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Georgian Orthodox Church Trolls the LGBTI Brigade

Georgian Orthodox Church Trolls the LGBTI Brigade

on June 19, 2018, 7:44 AM / in International News, Religion

by Adi   |    Faith & Heritage On the 17th of May, degenerates around the world celebrated IDAHOTB, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The date was specifically chosen “to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.” It is ultimately a day about bashing, marginalizing, and humiliating all us “prejudiced bigots” who want […]

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Gone Hiking

Gone Hiking

on June 19, 2018, 7:40 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Slat and Bahm are out hiking. All of a sudden, a bear starts chasing them. They climb a tree, but the bear starts climbing up the tree after them. Slat gets his sneakers out of his knapsack and starts putting them on. Bahm says, “What are you doing?” Slat says, “I figure when the bear gets close to us, we’ll […]

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Senate backs reinstating ZTE penalties in rebuke of Trump

on June 19, 2018, 7:35 AM / in National News

The Senate on Monday passed a bill seeking to reimpose a ban on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE. The defense spending bill was passed by a vote of 85-10, and must still be reconciled with the House version. A provision of the measure would prohibit the U.S. government from buying or subsidizing equipment from ZTE and another Chinese telecom company, Huawei, […]

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Trump orders creation of ‘Space Force’

on June 19, 2018, 7:34 AM / in International News, National News

Not so sure about this one….. President Trump said Monday that he would have the Defense Department create a new “Space Force” as an independent sixth branch of the armed forces. Trump mentioned the idea in March, at first saying it was a joke, but now says he wants a force that is “separate but equal” to the Air Force, […]

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DOJ watchdog tells senators bad decisions hurt FBI reputation

on June 19, 2018, 7:31 AM / in National News

Nothing like a little deniability!  Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that despite his scathing review of the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, there was no “documentary evidence” that agents were influenced by political bias. Horowitz said, however, that bad decisions by Justice Department and FBI leaders seriously damaged the […]

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Kim Jong Un makes third trip to China since March

on June 19, 2018, 7:29 AM / in International News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in China on Tuesday for a two-day visit, his third trip since March. Kim is expected to brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his recent summit with President Trump. Kim and Trump agreed to work together toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump also offered to guarantee the security of the North […]

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The News, According to Real Clear Politics

The News, According to Real Clear Politics

on June 19, 2018, 7:28 AM / in National News

White House Digs In on Family Separation Policy. Caitlin Huey-Burns wraps up yesterday’s tumult in Washington and along the southern border as the administration held firm on its tough enforcement of immigration laws. Title X Rule Will Hurt Planned Parenthood, But Help Women. Grazie Pozo Christie defends the change in funding proposed by the Trump administration. On Blue Waves, Red […]

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Mutually Assured Disarmament

Mutually Assured Disarmament

on June 19, 2018, 7:23 AM / in History

Hello, it’s Tuesday, June 19, 2018. On this date in 1980, Washington Post readers were offered a counterintuitive story in their morning paper. Ronald Reagan, having clinched the Republican presidential nomination, met with a group of Post editors and writers for lunch the day before, where he made news. Hosted by esteemed Post publisher Katharine Graham, the session lasted about […]

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Thought for Today!

on June 19, 2018, 7:20 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Why do women live a Better, Longer & Peaceful Life, compared to men? A very INTELLIGENT student replied: “Because Women don’t have a wife!” But of course now a days some women “DO” have a wife.

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In the Battle against Lyme Disease, the Ticks Are Winning

In the Battle against Lyme Disease, the Ticks Are Winning

on June 19, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

The illness is still widely and falsely believed, even by doctors, to be easy to diagnose and readily treatable By Mary Beth Pfeiffer   |    Scientific American In the space of two generations, the natural landscape in many American states has been slowly transformed from a place of refuge and peace to one of peril and menace. Blacklegged ticks that transmit Lyme disease […]

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In Washington

In Washington

on June 19, 2018, 6:59 AM / in National News

The House is back to work at noon. House Republicans meets with Trump in the Capitol. Justice Department Inspector General Horowitz testifies before a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees, discussing the inspector general’s report last week describing FBI and department decisionmaking in 2016. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. With immigration, border security […]

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The Justice Department and sanctuary cities

on June 19, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News

The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to narrow a lower court’s nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department asked the high court to make the injunction issued by a federal judge in Chicago cover […]

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Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross’ Missing Fortune

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross’ Missing Fortune

on June 19, 2018, 6:48 AM / in International News, National News

By Dan Alexander , FORBES  Amid President Trump’s headaches confirming cabinet secretaries, from neophyte Rex Tillerson to conflict-prone Scott Pruitt to unprepared Betsy DeVos, all of whom squeezed through, Wilbur Ross was a tonic. With his blue power suit and decades of dealmaking, he had the look and the résumé of a commerce secretary. And unlike his boss, Ross promised to divest from […]

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Voters head to the polls today for the primary elections in Washington, D.C.

on June 19, 2018, 6:44 AM / in National News

Also, today marks 20 weeks until the 2018 midterm elections. So is a blue wave building or is there a Republican-friendly undertow? The Hill’s Reid Wilson makes sense of the conflicting metrics at play as Democrats seek to flip the 23 seats they need to take back the House (The Hill). Elsewhere on the campaign trail … The Supreme Court […]

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