Conservatives, ‘Antifa’ Clash at Evergreen State College


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Conservative activists clashed with far-left “antifa” counter-protesters on Thursday at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, as the former held a free speech rally that spotlighted the ongoing race-based controversy on the liberal campus.

CBS’s local affiliate in Seattle, KIRO-TV, spotlighted the dueling protests in a Thursday write-up. The report first noted that a “conservative, pro-Trump group protested at The Evergreen State College because they believe that ‘political correctness and hatred has taken over the campus.'”

The organization, Patriot Prayer, is active in the Pacific Northwest. On their Facebook page, they disclose that they “us[e] the power of love and prayer to fight the corruption both in the government and citizen levels that seek to gain power through division and deception.”

KIRO’s article pointed out how the news outlet “captured several Patriot Prayer protesters taking down a man for having a knife.” There was one arrest Continue reading "Conservatives, ‘Antifa’ Clash at Evergreen State College"

CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘Ushering A Return to The Cold War’ With Cuba


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CNN’s Jim Acosta dropped a reference to a conflict from the 20th century as he discussed Donald Trump‘s Friday speech in Miami, where the President announced a restoration of some pre-Obama policies regarding Cuba. “He is [Trump is] ushering in a Cold War — a return to the Cold War — between Washington and Havana,” Acosta said. “He made that very clear in this speech.” The CNN correspondent outlined how the President went after “the Castro government time and again — accusing the government in Havana of…rounding up innocent people, putting them behind bars purely for political reasons. He talked about firing squads at one point, the sounds of gunshots in the air…that is the kind of Cold War rhetoric that we have heard for decades between the United States and Cuba.” Acosta continued by pointing out that “when he [Trump] says that he is completely Continue reading "CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘Ushering A Return to The Cold War’ With Cuba"

Russia Probe is Apparently So Bad Trump’s Lawyer Is Hiring A Lawyer


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michael-cohen-wolfedited President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has reportedly hired his own lawyer, according to anonymous sources cited by NBC’s Katy Tur. Tur devoted a series of Twitter posts on Friday to developments related to the multiple investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. The NBC News journalist also reported that Trump campaign official Michael Caputo has been contacted by the FBI. The House Intelligence Committee is also trying to get Caputo to testify for their investigation into the Russia matter.

Organizer of July 4th Boat Parade in New Orleans Cancels Event Over Trump Presidency


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2016-07-04-YouTube-New_Orleans_Boat_Parade The annual July 4th Flotilla in New Orleans was canceled after its founder concluded that “her heart is just not in it this year” in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump. The Times-Picayune detailed the cancellation in a Tuesday article. Katrina Brees, an artist who founded the Flotilla, “customarily leads a ceremonial procession around the edge of Bayou St. John wearing an American-flag motif dress and carrying a triumphant sword,” but revealed to the newspaper that “the symbolism seems off-base since the election of President Donald Trump.” “When I think about wearing my flag dress and waving flags; I don’t know what it means this year,” Brees said. “There are a lot of questions about our government.” The Times-Picayune report noted that “the Trump-targeted lampooning she [Brees] saw in Mardi Gras parades this year didn’t brighten her spirits.” Brees explained that “even the Continue reading "Organizer of July 4th Boat Parade in New Orleans Cancels Event Over Trump Presidency"

Otto Warmbier’s Doctors Reveal Massive Damage To Former Prisoner’s Brain; No Evidence of Botulism


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A panel of doctors at the University of Cincinnati revealed on Thursday that former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier suffered severe damage to his brain while he was being held by the communist regime. “His neurological condition can be best described as a state of unresponsive wakefulness,” Dr. Daniel Kanter said. Dr. Kanter explained that “the most important diagnostic test thus far was a magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain. This study showed extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain.” The Ohio-based physician then outlined, “We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of the cause or circumstances of his neurological injury. This pattern of brain injury, however, is usually seen as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest, where the blood supply to the brain is inadequate for a period of time, resulting in the death of brain tissue.” Dr. Kanter also revealed that the Continue reading "Otto Warmbier’s Doctors Reveal Massive Damage To Former Prisoner’s Brain; No Evidence of Botulism"

Joy Behar Says Megyn Kelly Should Go Ahead with Alex Jones Interview: ‘He Deserves to be Vilified’


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On Thursday, The View hosts were split over Megyn Kelly‘s soon-to-be-aired interview with controversial commentator Alex Jones. Joy Behar and Jedediah Bila both thought Jones was an “awful” figure, but one still worth interviewing. Sunny Hostin, on the other hand, criticized Kelly’s decision to interview him. Whoopi Goldberg introduced the Kelly/Jones subject and pointed out that “the New York Times interviewed him recently. He was booked here at one point at The View; but then, he canceled, and he’s not going to be rescheduled.” Goldberg continued by wondering, “Is Megyn right when she says, you know, you can’t just interview the good guys? She wants to expose the garbage being spewed by a guy who has the President’s ear. Is there value to that?” Behar replied, in part, by spotlighting how Jones “went after the families in Newtown…that was a big sin.” She soon Continue reading "Joy Behar Says Megyn Kelly Should Go Ahead with Alex Jones Interview: ‘He Deserves to be Vilified’"

The SKS Rifle, Reportedly Used in Virginia Mass Shooting, Is Not An ‘AK Variant’


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Several media outlets — most notably, CNN — have forwarded erroneous information about the firearm reportedly used in the Wednesday mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia that targeted Republican members of Congress. A Wednesday article on CNN.com pointed out that “traces are still being done on the two firearms recovered at the scene — an SKS rifle 7.62 (which is a Chinese-made AK variant) and a 9 mm pistol, a law enforcement source tells CNN.” During the 11 pm Eastern hour on Wednesday night, correspondent Jessica Schneider used similar language during an on-air report (see video above): “A law enforcement source says two weapons were recovered at the scene — a SKS rifle, a Chinese-made AK variant that investigators believe was used in the shooting; and a nine millimeter pistol.” A Wednesday article from the Chicago Tribune noted that the deceased gunman, James Hodgkinson, “had purchased at Continue reading "The SKS Rifle, Reportedly Used in Virginia Mass Shooting, Is Not An ‘AK Variant’"

NY Times Hypes ‘Link To Political Incitement’ in 2011 Shooting of Rep. Giffords; Twitter Erupts


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nyt Conservatives on Twitter blasted the editorial board of the New York Times on Wednesday evening, after the newspaper published a pro-gun control editorial that claimed that there was a “clear” connection to Sarah Palin in the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The unsigned piece reacted to the Wednesday mass shooting targeting Republican members of Congress in Alexandria, Virginia. The Times board wondered, “Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably.” The op-ed continued with an account of the Giffords shooting and the supposed connection the former Alaska governor.
…In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats Continue reading "NY Times Hypes ‘Link To Political Incitement’ in 2011 Shooting of Rep. Giffords; Twitter Erupts"

Trump Calls Steve Scalise a ‘Real Fighter’ After Visiting Hospital


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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated for the gunshot wound he sustained during a mass shooting earlier in the day on Wednesday. CBS’s Mark Knoller reported on Twitter that the presidential couple spent half an hour in the hospital: The President also Tweeted about his visit shortly after he left the medical facility. According to reporting from CNN on Anderson Cooper 360, the Trumps were unable to actually Continue reading "Trump Calls Steve Scalise a ‘Real Fighter’ After Visiting Hospital"

Jeff Toobin Reacts to Report Trump’s Being Investigated for Obstruction: ‘I Told You So’


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On Wednesday, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin played up The Washington Post‘s report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice. “It’s a huge deal, and I don’t hate to tell you that I told you so,” Toobin said on Anderson Cooper 360. “When you listen James Comey‘s testimony about how the President tried to get him to drop the investigation; and then, you see that he fired Comey when he didn’t drop the investigation, that is evidence of obstruction of justice.” The CNN legal analyst continued by outlining that “when you combine it with the apparent…conversations between Trump and the director of national intelligence — the director of the NSA — trying to stop this investigation in other ways, that’s worth investigating someone for obstruction of justice.” Toobin then emphasized that “it doesn’t mean that Trump is guilty. It doesn’t Continue reading "Jeff Toobin Reacts to Report Trump’s Being Investigated for Obstruction: ‘I Told You So’"

U.S. Authorities to Charge Turkish Security Guards Over Brutal Attack on Protesters


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2017-05-16-Twitter-Washington_DC_Protest U.S. authorities will reportedly prosecute twelve members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s security detail over a May 2017 attack on protesters in Washington, D.C. The Turkish bodyguards assaulted the demonstrators shortly after President Erdoğan arrived at his ambassador’s residence in the U.S. capital. Journalists from Voice of America caught the world leader looking on as his security guards assaulted people in the crowd. The New York Times revealed in a Wednesday report that “law enforcement officials plan to announce charges Thursday,” and cited anonymous officials who knew about the upcoming legal move. Earlier in the day, Reuters spotlighted that two other individuals — Sinan Narin of Virginia and Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey — have also been charged in the May 2017 incident. The pair “face a variety of assault charges,” and the latter is “awaiting extradition from New Jersey.” The Times article also Continue reading "U.S. Authorities to Charge Turkish Security Guards Over Brutal Attack on Protesters"

Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Looking Into Obstruction of Justice by Trump


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tapes trumpedited Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, is apparently investigating whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. The Washington Post detailed the reported development in Mueller’s investigation in a Wednesday article. The newspaper touted the “major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.” The Post‘s report cited unnamed officials, who claimed that “the obstruction of justice investigation into the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9… Mueller’s office has now taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.” One of the publication’s anonymous sources underlined that these interviews “suggest Mueller sees the attempted obstruction Continue reading "Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Looking Into Obstruction of Justice by Trump"

GOP Congressman Injured During Mass Shooting: ‘We Must Play This Baseball Game Tomorrow’


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Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican congressman who witnessed the mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, underlined the need to continue with the annual congressional baseball game scheduled for Thursday. “America doesn’t give out; America doesn’t give in,” Williams said on Wednesday. “And we must play this baseball game. If we don’t play this baseball game and we go home, then they win. So that’s the reason. This is America, the greatest country in the world. If you punch us, we will punch back. And we’re going to play baseball tomorrow.” The Texas representative made the remarks at a press conference, and entered the briefing room on crutches, as he injured his ankle trying to get to cover during the shooting. Moments earlier, a reporter asked the politician if the Republican congressional team was going to hold one more practice before the game. Rep. Williams replied, “Well, some Continue reading "GOP Congressman Injured During Mass Shooting: ‘We Must Play This Baseball Game Tomorrow’"

GOP Congresswoman Gets Threatening E-Mail After Shooting: ‘One Down, 216 To Go’


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A freshman congresswoman from New York State received a threatening e-mail on Wednesday, hours after the mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia that targeted her Republican colleagues in Congress. The e-mail’s author warned Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican who represents the Empire State’s 22nd congressional district, “One down, 216 to go.” Syracuse.com gave additional details on the ominous electronic message in a Wednesday report. The writer somehow thought it wise to not only send the message, but also include his or her “name, address and telephone number in Boonville, Oneida County.” The news outlet excerpted the e-mail.
“Did you NOT expect this?” the writer added. “When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off Continue reading "GOP Congresswoman Gets Threatening E-Mail After Shooting: ‘One Down, 216 To Go’"

Jake Tapper Throws Newt Gingrich’s 1998 Words About ‘Paid Hacks’ Back at Him


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CNN’s Jake Tapper took an apparent shot at Newt Gingrich on Tuesday by playing a clip from 1998 of the former House speaker going after “paid hacks” who were attacking the independent counsel investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Kenneth Starr. Tapper led into the soundbite by noting that “when Bill Clinton was being investigated by then-independent counsel, Ken Starr, there were efforts to discredit Ken Starr by Democrats.” Gingrich has been saying recently that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation is a partisan witch hunt and it’s crazy for Republicans to think he would be fair. However, Tapper went on to say, “But here is what Newt Gingrich had to say about those people attacking Ken Starr back in 1998.” During his remarks on April 27 of that year, Gingrich blasted the Clinton surrogates’ campaign against the independent counsel:
“The fact is, if he wants to fire Ken
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Newsmax’s Christopher Ruddy on Mueller: ‘This Is An Illegitimate Special Counsel’


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On Tuesday, Newsmax’s Christopher Ruddy attacked Robert Mueller‘s special counsel investigation during a segment on MSNBC. “This is an illegitimate special counsel,” Ruddy said. “There is no underlying crime, and no allegation of a crime” The MSNBC guest continued by underlining that “the statute for the special counsel — really important for viewers to understand this — says the special counsel can only be triggered if there’s an underlying criminal probe. Can you just tell me, what is the allegation against the President or any of his officials?” Substitute anchor Kristen Welker, who led the interview about the alleged discussions about firing Mueller, replied, “Obviously, the legitimacy of the special counsel would be up for debate.” Ruddy countered, “I’m glad you admit that.” Welker underlined that “obviously, Democrats would disagree with you, and a lot of Republicans would disagree with you. They would say there’s a Continue reading "Newsmax’s Christopher Ruddy on Mueller: ‘This Is An Illegitimate Special Counsel’"

White House ‘Strongly Condemns’ Arrest of Peaceful Protesters in Russia


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The Trump administration condemned the hundreds of arrests in Russia on Monday in the wake of anti-government protests throughout the country. “The United States strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters throughout Russia that happened on June 12,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday, as he read from a prepared statement. The Trump administration official added that “detaining peaceful protesters, human rights observers, and journalists is an affront to core democratic values.” A reporter had asked Spicer, “What is the President’s reaction to the Russian government’s crackdown on anti-corruption protests today?” The White House spokesman later emphasized that that “the United States will monitor the situation. We’ll call on the government of Russia to immediately release all peaceful protesters.” Spicer also asserted that “the Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve a government that supports an open marketplace of ideas; transparent and accountable Continue reading "White House ‘Strongly Condemns’ Arrest of Peaceful Protesters in Russia"

Ninth Circuit Rules Against Trump’s Travel Ban


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trump screengrab On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction against President Donald Trump‘s travel ban. CNN spotlighted the ruling in a Monday report. The panel “largely affirmed a Hawaii judge’s decision…which found the core provisions of the revised executive order — temporarily blocking all refugees and foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US — likely violated the Constitution because its primary purpose was to disfavor Muslims.” The cable news outlet also posted the 86-page decision on their website. “We conclude that the President, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress,” the judges wrote. They asserted that “the President did not meet the essential precondition to exercising his delegated authority.” The panel added, “The President must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people Continue reading "Ninth Circuit Rules Against Trump’s Travel Ban"

President Trump ‘100 Percent’ Willing To Testify Under Oath in Mueller Probe


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On Friday, President Donald Trump expressed his willingness to testify under oath to give his version of events to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl had asked about James Comey‘s Thursday testimony. The President disputed several of the former FBI director’s statements during the hearing and his prepared opening statement. Karl noted that Comey “said those things under oath” and wondered, “Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of events?” Mr. Trump replied, “100 percent.” He added, “I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say, I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would do that. Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance?… It doesn’t make sense.” The ABC journalist then wondered, “So if Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that, you would be willing to talk to him?” The President bluntly answered, Continue reading "President Trump ‘100 Percent’ Willing To Testify Under Oath in Mueller Probe"

J.K. Rowling Unleashes At Vulgar Critics of Theresa May: ‘You’re Not A Liberal’


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jk-rowlingedited “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Friday and blasted left-of-center men who use crude insults to deride British Prime Minister Theresa May. Rowling, whose liberal credentials are well-established, launched her Tweetstorm at “‘liberal’ men” who resort to “crude and humiliating words” to attack women who are to the right of them politically. She even likened them to alt-right activists.