Liberty News Daily http://www.libertynewsdaily.com LND - News The Networks Refuse To Use! en-us Hillary Gets Basic Fact Wrong http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4501-Hillary-Gets-Basic-Fact-Wrong Hillary Clinton gave the commencement address at Wellesley College on Friday. She took a swipe at President Trump by comparing him to President Nixon. “By the way, we were furious about the past presidential election, of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for his obstruction of justice.” Actually, President Nixon resigned the presidency before the House of Representatives could vote on Articles of Impeachment. Mrs. Clinton failed to mention that her husband was impeached by the House when he was president.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-wellesley-graduation-speech_us_59283e3ae4b06f608053eb9d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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Obamacare Repeal Diminishes http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4500-Obamacare-Repeal-Diminishes Senate Republicans are not confident that they can craft a healthcare bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is not sure he can get 50 Senators on board with anything the Senate comes up with. When Obama was president, Republicans all joined in the effort to repeal the legislation knowing that Obama would veto it. Now that Republicans have power in all three branches of government, they have backed down. The debate is no longer about the freedom of the American people to decide their own healthcare choices. Instead it’s become a fight over which party gets to control the American people’s healthcare decisions.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/25/gop-obamacare-repeal-senate-recess-gloom-238839

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Disunity in Britain http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4499-Disunity-in-Britain The propaganda machine in Britain is working overtime. Politicians are reminding the public, “We are stronger.” Prime Minister Theresa May confidently asserts, “The terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail.” Politicians can say this because they are protected by the military, police, and intelligence agencies. They are being protected from the consequences of their decisions to allow Britain to be infiltrated by terrorists. The British people are told, “We carry on as normal.” “Business as usual.” Actually the opposite is true. “Britain is in lockdown. Three thousand eight hundred troops are being deployed to protect sites across the UK and armed police have begun roaming patrols around train stations, shopping malls and other easy targets. One thousand soldiers have been posted to guard Buckingham Palace.” The British people hear one thing, but see and live another reality.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4539242/KA...

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Tax Reform is Going Nowhere http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4498-Tax-Reform-is-Going-Nowhere Now the John Boehner, former Speaker of the House, is out of office he can speak freely and truthfully. Boehner addressed KPMG’s Global Energy Conference on Wednesday and gave direct, clear responses to questions. Suspicion has been mounting that Republicans will be unable to mount substantive tax reform this year. Boehner confirmed this saying, “Tax reform is just a bunch of happy talk.”
http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/150324/forme...

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Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4498-Tax-Reform-is-Going-Nowhere
Students Are Only Safe When Whites Leave Campus http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4497-Students-Are-Only-Safe-When-Whites-Leave-Campus At Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, black and Latino students have participated in a Day of Absence. They highlight their significance on campus by skipping classes and leaving campus for a day. This year, the students wanted white students and professors to leave campus. Professor Weinstein wrote a well reasoned objection to the plan. By voluntarily leaving campus, students issue a “call to consciousness which is, of course, crippling to the logic of oppression.” But by demanding that whites leave campus, students provoke a “show of force and an act of oppression in and of itself.” Weinstein added, “On a college campus, one’s right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color.” Students were outraged and entered his classroom shouting at him and demanding he resign or be fired. The college police department advised Weinstein to stay off campus for a few days. Marissa Parker, a protesting student, said, “If he feels unsafe or frightened for two days, he can only imagine what black and brown bodies have feared for years."

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/26/students-demand-firing-professor-objected-asking-whites-leave-campus/

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Leftist Professor Arrested http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4496-Leftist-Professor-Arrested Eric Clanton is a philosophy professor in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting supporters of President Trump with a bicycle lock. Clanton was charged Friday with four counts of “assault with deadly weapon” and a fifth misdemeanor count of “wearing a mask to evade identification in the commission of crime.”
http://www.berkeleyside.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

His faculty page at Diablo Valley College reads, “His work in political philosophy also centers on mass incarceration and the prison system. He is currently exploring restorative justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective.”
https://archive.fo/uEXcW#selection-333.231-333.407

The professor pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $100,000. If convicted, the professor will be getting real life experience with mass incarceration and the prison system. It won’t be theoretical armchair philosophy paid for by the taxpayers of California.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4496-Leftist-Professor-Arrested
Jared Kushner Allegations all come from Unnamed Sources http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4495-Jared-Kushner-Allegations-all-come-from-Unnamed-Sources The son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his senior advisors, Jared Kushner, has supposedly come under scrutiny in the FBI Russia investigation. NBC News has reported this based on “information” from multiple U.S. officials, none of whom are identified. This report follows the claim by the Washington Post last week that a White House official had been identified as a “person of interest” in the FBI investigation. However, there are several major problems with these stories. The most obvious is the use of unnamed sources, but secondly best-selling author and investigative reporter Ronald Kessler correctly points out that the FBI has never used the term “person of interest”. This has caused many people to wonder if this is another case of fake news being used to attack to attack Trump and his administration.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4495-Jared-Kushner-Allegations-all-come-from-Unnamed-Sources
Two Hundred Arrested in California Raids by ICE http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4494-Two-Hundred-Arrested-in-California-Raids-by-ICE Over the course of the past few days US Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested at least two hundred people in California who they have identified of being convicted criminals who are in this country illegally. The crimes they have committed include drug trafficking, domestic violence, and rape. The raids are fulfilling the campaign pledge of President Donald Trump to deport illegals who have committed crimes. As a result, more than 41,000 arrests have been made since Trump took office and represents a 40% increase over the same period in 2016.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4494-Two-Hundred-Arrested-in-California-Raids-by-ICE
Puerto Rican Day Parade Losing its Sponsors http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4493-Puerto-Rican-Day-Parade-Losing-its-Sponsors The annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is rapidly losing its sponsors for this year’s event due to the plan of the organizers to use the event to honor convicted murderer and terrorist Lopez Rivera. He was a member of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) that was responsible for over 100 bombings in Puerto Rico and the United States in the 1970’s and 80’s. He was serving life in prison for the death of four people in the 1975 bombing of the Fraunces Tavern in New York City. His sentence was commuted and he was set free by Barack Obama just before he left office. Univision is the latest sponsor to bail and follows Corona Beer, Jet Blue, Coca Cola, the New York Yankees, and the FDNY Officers Union among many others.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4493-Puerto-Rican-Day-Parade-Losing-its-Sponsors
Two Georgia Veterans Told by HOA that they cannot fly American flags http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4492-Two-Georgia-Veterans-Told-by-HOA-that-they-cannot-fly-American-flags Two military veterans who live in the Village at Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia have been told by their homeowners association that they cannot fly American flags at their homes all year round. They have been informed in writing that they are in violation if they fly their flags on any day other than the 23 days approved by the HOA. The choice of days seems to be totally arbitrary and often makes no sense, For example, the flag can be flown on Mother’s Day, but not on Father’s Day. The HOA says the "guidelines help maintain the aesthetic and architectural theme of the community”. Both veterans have said that they will not comply with the order, and will sue if necessary to protect their right to fly the American flag.

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Trump Asks NATO Nations to Fulfill their Financial Obligations http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4491-Trump-Asks-NATO-Nations-to-Fulfill-their-Financial-Obligations During his campaign for the Presidency Donald Trump was critical of some members of the NATO alliance for failing to fulfill their financial obligations to the important defense organization. Essentially the 28 nations that signed the treaty agreed to spend at least two percent of their Gross National Product on military defense. Currently, only 5 of the countries in the alliance actually meet that obligation. The United States makes up for most of the short fall. Trump complained that this was unfair and promised that if elected he would pressure the members to meet that obligation. On Thursday during the meeting of the national leaders of NATO Trump sought to fulfill that promise by asking the leaders publically to do what they had agreed to.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4491-Trump-Asks-NATO-Nations-to-Fulfill-their-Financial-Obligations
British Resume Intelligence Sharing with United States http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4490-British-Resume-Intelligence-Sharing-with-United-States Just about 24 hours after the British government stated it was going to stop sharing intelligence with the United States the British have stated the sharing will resume because of assurances from the Trump administration. The suspension had resulted from reports in the New York Times and other American media outlets of sensitive photos and other information about the investigation into the Manchester bombing It appeared that the information had been provided by the British to U.S. Intelligence and someone had then leaked the information to the media. President Trump has ordered an immediate investigation to find and prosecute the source of the leaks.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4490-British-Resume-Intelligence-Sharing-with-United-States
Planned Parenthood Exposed Again http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4489-Planned-Parenthood-Exposed-Again Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling the organs of unborn children. Deb VanDerhei, national director of Planned Parenthood’s Consortium of Abortion Providers is caught on video saying, “But the truth is that some might want to do it for — to increase their revenues. And we can’t stop them.” In a new undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood executives talk about changing the way they dismember a child so as to preserve the organs. Ann Schutt-Aine, director of abortion services at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast says, “If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus, I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix, and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not [partial-birth abortion].” The Center for Medical Progress is being prosecuted by the California Attorney General’s Office. 15 felony complaints have been filed against the group. The Attorney General’s Office is more concerned that Planned Parenthood has been exposed than that the evidence shows Planned Parenthood is breaking the law.
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Obama Spied On Americans Routinely http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4488-Obama-Spied-On-Americans-Routinely Obama promised to be a president who listened to Americans.
http://www.factcheck.org/2012/01/promises-promises...

Nobody knew just how seriously he would take that promise. Circa News is reporting, “The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president …” in an admission before the FISA court in late October 2016. According to Senator Rand Paul, “There are hundreds and hundreds of people” affected by the spying and unmasking. The FISA court rebuked the Administration saying that it was an “institutional lack of candor” and a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.” Senator Rand Paul said, "If we determine this to be true, this is an enormous abuse of power," Paul said. “This will dwarf all other stories.”
http://circa.com/politics/barack-obamas-team-secre...

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4488-Obama-Spied-On-Americans-Routinely
Federal Prosecutor Found Dead http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4487-Federal-Prosecutor-Found-Dead An Assistant US Attorney was found dead on a beach in Hollywood Florida. Brandon J. Whisenant Jr., “may have suffered a head wound caused by a possible gunshot or other type of trauma.” Whisenant began working for the government in early 2017 and was assigned to the major crimes division. Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg said, “He was a great lawyer and wonderful colleague, and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with Beranton’s family and friends.”
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/br...

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4487-Federal-Prosecutor-Found-Dead
Trump May Get His Government Shutdown http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4486-Trump-May-Get-His-Government-Shutdown A few weeks ago President Trump threw a Twitter tantrum saying in part, “Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!” He may get his wish. The government is running out of money. The Treasury slammed into the debt limit in March. The Treasury has been implementing measures to conserve cash. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told lawmakers that they need to act before the end of July. Apparently American taxpayers are not sending their money to Washington fast enough. And Treasury officials are beginning to sqirm. Considering that the debt ceiling limit makes for tiresome political theater, Congress should do away with the debt ceiling. Nobody in Congress is serious about cutting spending, the deficit, or the national debt. Just remove it and end the drama.
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/05/us-go...

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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4486-Trump-May-Get-His-Government-Shutdown
Democrats Support Congressman Who Grabbed Reporter http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4485-Democrats-Support-Congressman-Who-Grabbed-Reporter In 2010, Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge was asked by a student reporter if he supported the “Obama agenda.” The Democrat grabbed the student’s cell phone and wrist, heatedly asking, “Who are you! Tell me who you are…I have a right to know who you are!” Etheridge ignored the student’s plea to release his wrist. Instead Etheridge grabbed the student by the neck. The Congressman’s actions cost him the election. But the media never asked Democrat leaders if Etheridge should be publicly denounced. Democrats and the media papered over the incident and gave Etheridge a pass. In contrast, Democrats have been all over Montana Republican Gianforte since his altercation with a reporter. Nancy Pelosi said, “And to see this person who wants to be the one representative into the House of Representatives from Montana be sort of a wannabe Trump — you know, use language like that, treat people harshly like that that's his model. Donald Trump's his model. And we've really got to say, ‘Come on, behave, behave.’”
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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4485-Democrats-Support-Congressman-Who-Grabbed-Reporter
Farmer Facing $2.8 Million Fine for Plowing His Land http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4484-Farmer-Facing-$2.8-Million-Fine-for-Plowing-His-Land As Americans remember America’s veterans ending tyranny in Europe, let’s be wary of government tyranny in our own backyard. John Duarte, a farmer in Tehama County California, is being dragged into federal court because he did not get a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to plow his field and plant wheat. His land has marshy depressions and wetlands. So he consulted with a firm to map areas that could not be plowed so as to avoid areas of drainage for creeks that are considered “waters of the United States.” After planting the wheat, the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board issued cease and desist orders. Duarte had not obtained a permit to discharge dredged or fill material into seasonal wetlands. In addition to civil penalties, the feds are demanding that Duarte repair the damage to the wetlands, smooth the soil, and replant native plants. “A plain reading of the rules says you don’t need a permit to do what he did,” Duarte’s attorney said. “How do you impose a multimillion penalty on someone for thinking the law says what it says.”

http://www.redding.com/story/news/2017/05/23/farme...




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Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4484-Farmer-Facing-$2.8-Million-Fine-for-Plowing-His-Land
Zuckerberg Wants To Give Away Your Money http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4483-Zuckerberg-Wants-To-Give-Away-Your-Money On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire head of Facebook, gave the commencement address to Harvard’s current graduates, social justice warriors, and snowflakes. During the address, Zuckerberg joined with other elitists in Silicon Valley to call for a universal basic income. He proclaimed, "We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas." Zuckerberg will jump at the chance to seize and redistribute your money in his utopian scheme. It’s doubtful that he’ll volunteer to give up any of his billions to make sure the poor and insignificant in America get a universal basic income.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-universal-basic-income-at-harvard-speech.html

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Manchester Bomb Maker Believed to Still be at Large. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4482-Manchester-Bomb-Maker-Believed-to-Still-be-at-Large. The Manchester Evening News is reporting that British authorities believe that Salman Abedi did not manufacture the bomb he was wearing and detonated at the Manchester arena during an Ariana Grande concert. Instead, it is believed that the bomb maker is still at large and may strike again at any time.

It has also become clear that Salman Abedi was part of a larger conspiracy that may have included his father and brother who have both been arrested. The father was arrested in Libya and has been identified as a member of a group affiliated with Al Qaeda. The fear of the bomb maker striking again is the primary reason for the U.K. raising its terror threat level to critical.

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U.S. Navy Warship Challenges China in the South China Sea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4481-U.S.-Navy-Warship-Challenges-China-in-the-South-China-Sea In the first of its kind move by the Trump administration a United States warship has conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. The USS Dewey, an American warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island constructed by the Chinese in an area of shoals and other islands disputed by other countries in the area such as Japan and Taiwan.

While this action is certain to anger Beijing, it has been hailed by the U.S. partners in the region who have joined with the American military in their concerns over Chinese efforts to restrict freedom of navigation in the area.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4481-U.S.-Navy-Warship-Challenges-China-in-the-South-China-Sea
Civil War Museum Closing in Georgia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4480-Civil-War-Museum-Closing-in-Georgia The Nash Farm Battlefield Museum in Henry County, Georgia that is right outside of Atlanta is being forced to close its doors on June 1st because of a demand by a county commissioner that all confederate flags on display in the Civil war museum and gift shop be removed. The demand was made because the commissioner said that the flags might offend someone.

While the museum is on land owned by the county most of the artifacts are on loan by private citizens. Many local residents are outraged because they say the museum presents the history of the civil war from both sides since all of the soldiers were Americans. This follows the removal of four confederate monuments in the historic city of New Orleans. The mayor their Democrat Mitch Landrieu equated the monuments to terrorism.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4480-Civil-War-Museum-Closing-in-Georgia
British Government Furious Over New York Times Publishing of Evidence http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4479-British-Government-Furious-Over-New-York-Times-Publishing-of-Evidence Within a few hours of the vicious terrorist attack on the concert in Manchester, England where 22 people were killed and 59 injured, the New York Times was publishing photographs of physical evidence found by British authorities that the British considered highly sensitive. This has infuriated British authorities who had shared this information with the American intelligence network and believe that is the source of the leaks.

If this is true it supports the claims by the White House that someone in the intelligence community is leaking information to the press in violation of federal law. British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to discuss these concerns with President Trump but does not believe he is personally responsible.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4479-British-Government-Furious-Over-New-York-Times-Publishing-of-Evidence
Chinese Boasting of Executing CIA Operatives in the Last Few Years http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4478-Chinese-Boasting-of-Executing-CIA-Operatives-in-the-Last-Few-Years The Chinese government has been boasting recently about uncovering and executing a number of its citizens who it claims were working for the CIA. This came amid revelations that as many as 20 Chinese citizens were executed between 2010 and 2012, and the executions appear to be continuing to this day. This started while Obama was President and resulted from probable leaks from people working in his administration.

However, this was never reported in the main stream media and no investigation was launched into the source of these leaks. Yet the media is in a frenzy over unsubstantiated reports that Trump leaked classified information to two Russian diplomats, at a White House meeting. No one has been reported killed by anyone as a result of this alleged leak which has been denied by everyone who attended the meeting.

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Women of the View use the UK Terrorist Attack to Criticize Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4477-Women-of-the-View-use-the-UK-Terrorist-Attack-to-Criticize-Trump In what appears to be another instance of political correctness run amok two of the cohosts of the View, Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg saw the horrifying terrorist attack in Manchester as an opening to criticize President Trump. They objected to the President as referring to Islamic terrorists who targeted a venue full of mostly young women and girls as “evil losers”. They claim the characterization was “unpresidential” and the seemed to prefer the Obama approach of refusing to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” when talking about attacks such as this one.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4477-Women-of-the-View-use-the-UK-Terrorist-Attack-to-Criticize-Trump
Lieberman Out http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4476-Lieberman-Out Former Senator Joe Lieberman is no longer under consideration for FBI Director. In short, the optics were bad. Lieberman worked for the law firm that President Trump retained to navigate the Russia investigation. Lieberman would have been perceived as an ally in the FBI. There were other additional downsides to appointing Lieberman. He had no law enforcement experience. He is a Democrat. And he is a good friend of Senator John McCain’s. Trump needs to appoint someone who will uphold the law and is independent of partisan conflicts.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/16821/joe-liebermans-out-running-fbi-director-heres-why-aaron-bandler

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TSA Gets Ready to Hassle More Travelers http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4475-TSA-Gets-Ready-to-Hassle-More-Travelers New TSA screening procedures for travelers are getting ready to be rolled out at airports. The TSA is experimenting with new procedures, such as having all food or electronics put in separate bins. In one test, passengers were required to separate all paper from their carry on baggage. This test became too burdensome and was suspended after a few days. Government screeners need to be able to identify every item in a carry on bag. “It is not any one particular item we’re worried about. It’s not about paper or food or anything. It’s how best to divest those items,” says Darby LaJoye, assistant administrator for security operations. The TSA will also be rolling out machines to verify IDs. It will check for fake IDs and match names with passenger lists.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-to-unpack-for-airport-security-1495640411

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4475-TSA-Gets-Ready-to-Hassle-More-Travelers
Safe Spaces for Snowflakes http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4474-Safe-Spaces-for-Snowflakes LendEDU, a company specializing in student lending, conducted a survey of 1,659 current college students. The survey was conducted between May 5th, 2017 and May 11th, 2017. They asked, “Do you agree with college campuses establishing safe spaces?” 36% of students said, “Yes, they are absolutely necessary for students.” 37% answered, “No, they are completely out of touch from reality.” 25% said they were “Indifferent.” Safe spaces are places where adult college students can go to avoid hearing opposing opinions or having their feelings hurt.

https://lendedu.com/blog/college-students-think-safe-spaces/

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Interesting Data Points http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4473-Interesting-Data-Points Now that it is a Microagression to say that America is the land of opportunity, it’s interesting to look at the data. Economics professor Mark J. Perry compiled data showing the median US household income by selected ethnic groups. Apparently there still is opportunity in America for skilled and ambitious immigrants. Based on Census Bureau data available for 2015, Indian immigrants to America top the list for Median US Household Income at $103,821. Then, Taiwanese: $91,366, Filipino: $81,564, Japanese: $75,818. White Americans come in 18th on the list at $59,698.

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The “Anti-Science” Democrats http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4472-The-“Anti-Science”-Democrats Tipper Gore, the ex-wife of the former vice-president, will be the guest at an anti-vaccine fundraiser.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/24/science-al-gores-ex-wife-holds-a-fundraiser-with-anti-vaccine-democrats/

Democrat fundraisers, Al and Claire Dwoskin run a charitable foundations that believes there may be links between autism and childhood vaccinations. Tickets to the fundraiser range in price from $250 to $2500. In 2008 Barack Obama spoke about vaccines and autism. He said, “The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it.“ Obama is the same guy who says the science behind climate change is conclusive and openly mocks those who disagree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch

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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4472-The-“Anti-Science”-Democrats
Government School Violence http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4471-Government-School-Violence Two government school employees will be fired for fighting in front of students in a a classroom. The school district released a statement saying, “The two school employees caught on video in the fight in the classroom last Friday will be terminated following the conclusion of the appropriate district processes.” The incident began as the government’s employees were arguing over another male teacher. It escalated swiftly so that the women began “throwing punches and pulling hair.” The fight was recorded on student’s cell phones. When government administrators entered the room, the phones were searched and the evidence deleted. “I think they were trying to push it under the rug so nobody would know about it and the school’s reputation wouldn’t be messed up,” said one student. At least one video copy of the incident survived and made its way to the local television station.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/35492172/fight-between-teacher-staff-member-caught-on-video

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Obama Creates Large Carbon Footprint http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4470-Obama-Creates-Large-Carbon-Footprint Former President Obama and his wife jetted into Italy to speak at a climate change conference and then on to a vacation location. In his speech, Obama talked about the importance of addressing climate change so as to protect the world’s food supply. “When it comes to climate change, the hour is almost upon us,” he warned. Obama flew in on a private plane accompanied by six military jets. He drove to the vacation spot in a 13 vehicle motorcade. It’s estimated that Obama’s trip contributed an additional 16 metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere.

https://heatst.com/politics/obama-speaks-on-global-warming-then-spews-co2-with-private-jet-13-car-motorcade/


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Illinois Democrats Raise Taxes http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4469-Illinois-Democrats-Raise-Taxes Democrats in the Illinois Senate passed a new budget that hikes personal and corporate income taxes by $5 billion. The state sales tax would be extended to include various services not currently taxed, such as dry cleaning. The proposed budget calls for spending $37.3 billion. The budget was not passed with any Republican votes. The Republican governor is not likely to sign the legislation without Republican support. Complicating the state’s finances is the public pension system. It is underfunded by $130 billion. Long-term, Illinois may be looking at bankruptcy or a federal bailout. If taxes get too high, Illinois residents can move to another state. It’s estimated that 89,000 people have left the Chicago area for other states.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-23/illinois-democrats-set-vote-33-hike-personal-and-corporate-income-taxes

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4469-Illinois-Democrats-Raise-Taxes
Overseas Trip Considered Success http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4468-Overseas-Trip-Considered-Success Months of advance planning went into President Trump’s visit to the Middle East. The planning team made certain to pack the president’s schedule so tightly that he would stay on message and not have time get on Twitter. The White House was successful in leaving the Russia investigation questions behind in Washington. Instead White House officials focused Trump on creating personal friendships with foreign leaders and changing the perception of America’s relationship with the world. Some Democrats are even praising the trip. “The trip so far has gone as well as they could have desired,” said Democratic strategist Anita Dunn, a former top adviser to Obama. “The visuals have been good, by and large, and he looks presidential.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/23/donald-trump-middle-east-visit-238733

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4468-Overseas-Trip-Considered-Success
No Conspiracy http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4467-No-Conspiracy On Tuesday, former CIA Director, John Brennan, said that President Trump had not put pressure on the CIA to drop its investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. When asked if President Trump had tried to use the intelligence community to push back on the Russian collusion issue, Brennan said, “I am unaware of it.” Brennan’s denials don’t advance Democrat’s narrative that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. The New York Times is alleging that President Trump urged former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn. However, Comey testified before the Senate that he had not been pressured to drop the Flynn investigation. Comey will testify before a Senate committee next week.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4467-No-Conspiracy
Trump’s Budget Plan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4466-Trump’s-Budget-Plan Democrats in the media and Congress are telling Americans that trillions of dollars will be cut in President Trump’s budget. The Administration is proposing to cut discretionary spending by $54 billion and then keep cutting by 2% every year for the next ten years. However, the budget proposes to add $54 billion to defense spending in 2018 and increase defense funding every year for the next ten years. An additional $2.6 billion on border security is proposed. Rather than cutting trillions, the 2018 budget will spend $4.1 trillion. That is more than what was spent in 2017. Now that Republicans are in charge of the budget, they are finding out how fun it is to spend taxpayer dollars.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4466-Trump’s-Budget-Plan
Conservatives Co-opted http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4465-Conservatives-Co-opted Mick Mulvaney, head of Office of Management and Budget, presented the Trump Administration’s budget plan for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget plan includes creating and funding a plan to give mothers and fathers paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child. Conservatives consider paying people to stay at home as bad economics. Mulvaney was thought to be a solid conservative, free market, Freedom Caucus guy while in the House of Representatives. Today however, he was defending paid parental leave. He explained, “We try and create the environment where people are more comfortable going back to work and staying at work knowing that if they do have a child, they’ll be able to spend time with that child under the paid parental leave program.” Paid time off was pushed by Ivanka Trump who is an advocate for the policy in the White House.

http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/05/omb-director-turns-into-ivanka-trump.html

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4465-Conservatives-Co-opted
Single-Payer Healthcare in California http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4464-Single-Payer-Healthcare-in-California California Democrats are pushing single-payer healthcare in the state. The cost of the system would be an estimated $400 billion. The cost of the healthcare plan would more than twice the current state budget. All residents in the state would be covered, including illegal aliens. There would be no insurance deductibles or co-pays. California politicians would have to raise taxes and find new sources of revenue. Californians already have the sixth highest tax burden in the country. Colorado, New York, and Vermont have all floated single-payer systems. Vermont’s plan collapsed under the costs. Colorado voters rejected a single-payer plan because taxes would be too high. New York’s plan would require doubling or even quadrupling taxes. The California Chamber of Commerce warns that there would be significant job losses in the state.

https://reason.com/blog/2017/05/23/california-single-payer-health-care-cost

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4464-Single-Payer-Healthcare-in-California
Are IT Staffers Blackmailing Members of Congress? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4463-Are-IT-Staffers-Blackmailing-Members-of-Congress? Three Pakistani brothers, who handled information technology for several Democrat lawmakers, were banned from congressional computer networks by Capitol Hill police in February. The brothers are suspected of stealing equipment from members’ offices and for accessing congressional computers without permission. Now five IT aides say that the members of Congress who had hired the brothers, now display “an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them.” The IT aides went on to speculate if the brothers are blackmailing the members of congress. “I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten in Denmark.” Debbie Wasserman Schultz renamed one of the brothers as an advisor to get around the Capitol Hill police ban. Schultz was one of the people targeted in the hack on the Democrat National Committee in early 2016. Shultz has been in the forefront of saying that the Russians were behind the hacking of the DNC computers and that Trump and the Russians were in collusion. Yet when there is evidence of real wrong doing by the Pakistani brothers, Shultz and other Democrat lawmakers have shown intense loyalty to the perpetrators.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/21/house-it-aides-fear-suspects-in-hill-breach-are-blackmailing-members-with-their-own-data/

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4463-Are-IT-Staffers-Blackmailing-Members-of-Congress?
Drudge Report Ranks in Top Three among Media Websites http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4462-Drudge-Report-Ranks-in-Top-Three-among-Media-Websites The conservative news website, Drudge Report, has received high marks when it comes to the number of viewers on Internet news websites. The Drudge Report is ranked number 3 in views beating out CNN, Google, Reuters, Slate, MSNBC, and even Fox News. This success may be part of the reason why liberals are demanding that Drudge be banned entirely from the internet. They argue that Drudge is a member of the so-called alternative right network but offer no proof of that other than to offer concerns about its popularity and its conservative leanings. When compared to some of the left leaning news websites the Drudge Report often seems middle of the road.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4462-Drudge-Report-Ranks-in-Top-Three-among-Media-Websites
Trump Budget Proposes $3.6 Trillion Dollar Reduction in Federal Spending http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4461-Trump-Budget-Proposes-$3.6-Trillion-Dollar-Reduction-in-Federal-Spending The proposed budget sent to Congress by President Donald Trump fulfills several of his campaign promises including an increase in the budget of the Pentagon and money to begin building the border wall. He also has kept his promise to make no cuts to social security and Medicare. However, it is already receiving considerable criticism from Democrats for proposing significant cuts to some of their sacred cows like Medicaid, food stamps, and other welfare programs. It is expected that a number of changes will be proposed by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, but this is usually the case. However, White House officials argue that the budget accomplishes two important goals, reducing the federal deficit and the burden on American taxpayers.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4461-Trump-Budget-Proposes-$3.6-Trillion-Dollar-Reduction-in-Federal-Spending
Stolen Valor http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4460-Stolen-Valor For many military veterans one of the worse acts that can be committed is when a civilian with no military experience claims to be a wartime hero. However, as bad as that is, it is considered even worse when the claim is faked in order to get benefits that real veterans have earned with their honorable service. One such incident occurred when a 68 year old /Wisconsin man produced faked paperwork that allegedly showed that he was a Navy Seal who had served in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star for valor, and four Purple Hearts for wounds received in combat. Kenneth E. Jozwiak made the claims in order to get Veterans Affairs benefits designed to assist low income veterans. When all the claims were found to be false he was arrested, tried and has received a four year prison sentence.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4460-Stolen-Valor
More Attacks on Trump Based on Unnamed Sources and Unseen Documents http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4459-More-Attacks-on-Trump-Based-on-Unnamed-Sources-and-Unseen-Documents Despite growing criticism many in the mainstream media continue to launch attacks on President Donald Trump and his administration based on often vague claims made by unnamed sources. The only identification of these sources is often that they are former or current government officials. Many people are asking how former current officials would know about meetings taking place in the current White House. In addition, one of the latest assaults launched initially by the New York Times and quickly picked up by other outlets likes the Washington Post and CNN was the claim that Trump had revealed classified intelligence information to Russian diplomats during a White House meeting. This was supposed to be backed up by quotes from internal White House documents. The quotes were apparently read to New York Times reporters over the phone and these reporters later admitted that they had not seen the documents, did not know what else was in them and had not verified their authenticity.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4459-More-Attacks-on-Trump-Based-on-Unnamed-Sources-and-Unseen-Documents
Left to Claim Terrorist Attacks are Caused by Poverty and Islamophobia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4458-Left-to-Claim-Terrorist-Attacks-are-Caused-by-Poverty-and-Islamophobia The bodies were still being removed from the London arena Monday night when some committed leftists were already taking to social media to defend the act of terrorism by claiming it was caused by Islamophobia, and the poverty and unemployment of many Muslims in Europe and the U.S. As Alan Dershowitz pointed out on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning these ascertains are “total nonsense” and that many of the recent attacks in Europe were carried out by people who were well educated and in some cases wealthy. Others have pointed out that these attacks are carried out not in the name of religion, but to create terror and force an ideology of terror and conquest on the world. The Muslim religion is used as a cover.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4458-Left-to-Claim-Terrorist-Attacks-are-Caused-by-Poverty-and-Islamophobia
U.K. Raises Terror Threat to Critical http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4457-U.K.-Raises-Terror-Threat-to-Critical Following the Monday night vicious terrorist attack on a concert in Manchester, England where the audience was mostly made up of young girls, the United Kingdom has raised its terrorist threat level to critical. This is the highest level and essentially means that another attack may be imminent. It also means that British soldiers will be deployed to assist police in protecting all public events. The attack on an Ariana Grande concert left 22 people dead and scores injured. One of the deceased was only eight years old. The suicide bomber has been identified as Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent and a Muslim. ISIS has claimed it was behind the attack.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4457-U.K.-Raises-Terror-Threat-to-Critical
Left Wing Activists Want FCC to Ban Conservative News Sites http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4456-Left-Wing-Activists-Want-FCC-to-Ban-Conservative-News-Sites Demonstrators outside of the office of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protest Chairman Adjit Pai’s decision to abolish the net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration. These rules were supposed to provide more access to the internet, but instead were really designed to regulate free speech by groups that liberals disagree with The left wing activists who were protesting made it clear that they do not want free speech, but want conservative news organizations such as the Drudge Report and Breitbart banned from using the internet at all. The demonstrators who were holding up the signs all wore masks to conceal their identities and were apparently linked to the so-called anti-fascists group (Antifa) that has worn similar masks when involved in violent protests and attacks on pro Trump rallies.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4456-Left-Wing-Activists-Want-FCC-to-Ban-Conservative-News-Sites
Apparent Terrorist Attack on Concert in Manchester, England http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4455-Apparent-Terrorist-Attack-on-Concert-in-Manchester,-England- Although information is still being developed there has been a major terrorist attack in the city of Manchester, England. The attack occurred at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at an arena above the main Manchester train hub of Victoria Station. Police are reporting at least nineteen dead and fifty injured. Local medical facilities are being overwhelmed and are stating that many of the wounds they are treating are consistent with an explosive device that contained projectiles such as nails. The attack occurred outside of the arena as people were leaving. There was at least one explosion and police have speculated that this may have been a suicide bombing. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4455-Apparent-Terrorist-Attack-on-Concert-in-Manchester,-England-
Washington Watchdog Group Raises Questions About Robert Mueller http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4454-Washington-Watchdog-Group-Raises-Questions-About-Robert-Mueller- Officials at the Washington D.C. based Judicial Watch has expressed some serious concerns about the appointment of Robert Mueller to be the special counsel to look into the claims of alleged collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election cycle. They say that Mueller was the FBI Director who gave in to demands by Muslim organizations that certain training materials on Islamic terrorism be removed from those available to the agents in the FBI. In addition, there are other critics who have questioned whether Mueller will actively and objectively investigate any claims involving James Comey. They are saying that Mueller and Comey were very close when they were both at the FBI.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4454-Washington-Watchdog-Group-Raises-Questions-About-Robert-Mueller-
Study Finds Multiple Voter Registrations is a Major Problem http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4453-Study-Finds-Multiple-Voter-Registrations-is-a-Major-Problem According to information obtained by a voter registration cross check program more than seven million voters in the United States are registered to vote in more than one state. The program was started in 2005 and is run by the Kansas Secretary of State’s office. The data includes information on 28 states that participate in the program with the largest number of multiple state voters appearing in Georgia, North Carolina, and Illinois. North Carolina also has the distinction of having an extraordinarily high number of voters that are registered at more than one precinct within the state itself. On May 11, President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing a commission to look into possible voter fraud in the United States. It appears it will have a lot of work to do.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4453-Study-Finds-Multiple-Voter-Registrations-is-a-Major-Problem
Trump Reaffirms United State Support of Israel http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4452-Trump-Reaffirms-United-State-Support-of-Israel During his visit with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu President Trump addressed the relationship of the United States with Israel in a tone that was a polar opposite of that taken by his predecessor Barack Obama. Obama was openly antagonistic toward Israel and it leader even going so far as to send money and campaign operatives to try and defeat Netanyahu’s reelection bid. Trump, on the other hand reaffirmed that the United States considers Israel as our best friend and ally in the region and pledged to defend it while at the same time assisting in trying to reach a peace agreement with the Jewish state and the Palestinians.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4452-Trump-Reaffirms-United-State-Support-of-Israel
Trump Lays Groundwork or new NATO Type Alliance http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4451-Trump-Lays-Groundwork-or-new-NATO-Type-Alliance In a powerful and well received speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump called on the leaders of Muslim countries to ban together with the United States and other western countries to battle radical Islamic terrorism. He appeared to be laying the groundwork for a new NATO type alliance in the Middle East. Present at the speech were numerous leaders from Arab countries as well as countries in Africa and the Far East. Trump also called for unified action against the Iranians who are considered the primary sponsor of state terrorism throughout the region. Its military is also active in Syria in support of the Assad government and in the civil war in Yemen.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4451-Trump-Lays-Groundwork-or-new-NATO-Type-Alliance
Wi-Fi Holography http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4450-Wi-Fi-Holography German scientists have found a way to take the signal from Wi-Fi and create 3D photographs of objects inside a room while being outside of the room. Currently the technology is in its infancy and has limited resolution. It can make out the shape of an object that is more that four centimeters in size. With better software and more research, it might be applied in rescue situations where rescue workers need to detect people in rubble. Or government spy agencies might be able to detect what is happening inside a house. Philipp Hall, the German physics research student studying the technology says, "You could probably use a drone to map out the inside of an entire building in 20 to 30 seconds.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/wifi-camera-sees-through-walls-2017-5

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4450-Wi-Fi-Holography
Supreme Court Creates More Confusion http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4449-Supreme-Court-Creates-More-Confusion The Supreme Court ruled that two congressional districts in North Carolina violate the Voting Rights Act. The decision further confuses how to draw voting districts. It is lawful to draw a district to gain a partisan advantage. But not lawful if the district is drawn for racial reasons. Justice Alito wrote, “If around 90% of African-American voters cast their ballots for the Democratic candidate, as they have in recent elections, a plan that packs Democratic voters will look very much like a plans that packs African-American voters.” The plaintiffs in the case did not present an alternative map of the district. The court gave no guidance as to how to draw a court approved map.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1262_db8e.pdf

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4449-Supreme-Court-Creates-More-Confusion
Michael Flynn May Have Lied to Investigators http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4448-Michael-Flynn-May-Have-Lied-to-Investigators One reason Michael Flynn may not be complying with a Senate subpoena is that he may not have told the truth to Pentagon investigators when he was applying for a top-secret security clearance. Representative Elijah Cummings released excerpts of an internal Pentagon report. Cummings wrote that the investigation and reports, “appear to indicate that General Flynn lied to the investigators who interviewed him in 2016 as part of his security clearance renewal.” Flynn is alleged to have mislead investigators about the sources of income from Russian based companies and contacts with Russian officials. Knowingly lying to federal investigators is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/16745/flynn-may-have-lied-federal-investigators-thats-hank-berrien

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4448-Michael-Flynn-May-Have-Lied-to-Investigators
Subprime Auto Loan Bubble http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4447-Subprime-Auto-Loan-Bubble Santander, one of the largest originators of subprime loans, verified income on just 8% of borrowers. Much like the mortgage loans that were bundled and sold to investors, auto loans are being bundled in to bonds and sold to pension and insurance companies. After the 2008 financial crisis, regulations outlawed state-income loans for mortgages. This has not been the case for auto loans. Santander has at least $15 billion in outstanding loans made to high risk buyers. This is another debt bubble in the economy that will eventually burst.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-22/subprime-auto-giant-checked-income-on-just-8-of-loans-in-abs

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4447-Subprime-Auto-Loan-Bubble
Boehner Convinced Trump to Sign Spending Bill http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4446-Boehner-Convinced-Trump-to-Sign-Spending-Bill Former Speaker of the House, John Boehner, talked President Trump into signing legislation that kept the government running for the remainder of the fiscal year. Trump did not like the negotiated spending bill. It gave the Democrats much of what they wanted. Planned Parenthood was funded. There was no money for the border wall. Puerto Rico and Medicaid were funded. It was considered a loss for Republicans. Trump wanted to veto the spending bill. However, chief of staff Reince Priebus found a way to convince the president to sign it. Priebus called in Boehner to make the argument. Boehner pointed out that domestic funding did not have to increase in exchange for an increase in military spending. And he convinced Trump that the last thing the president needed was a government shutdown. The establishment appears adept at keeping the president in line with establishment goals.

https://www.axios.com/trump-wanted-to-veto-bill-to-keep-government-open-2416977147.html

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4446-Boehner-Convinced-Trump-to-Sign-Spending-Bill
Patent Trolls Lose At Supreme Court http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4445-Patent-Trolls-Lose-At-Supreme-Court Companies that buy up patents so they can sue and demand royalties were dealt a setback by the Supreme Court on Monday. In a unanimous decision, the court clarified where patent suits may be filed. Patent trolls have filed suits in federal courts known for their friendliness to plaintiffs. One federal court in East Texas saw 40 percent of patent suits filed in its court. Writing for the court, Justice Thomas wrote, “As applied to domestic corporations, residence refers only to the State of incorporation.” Now patent cases will move to states where companies are actually located. It’s anticipated that Delaware, California, and New York will begin to hear more patent litigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/business/supreme-court-patent-lawsuit.html

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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4445-Patent-Trolls-Lose-At-Supreme-Court
Flynn Takes The Fifth http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4444-Flynn-Takes-The-Fifth Former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, refused to comply with a Senate subpoena citing his right under the fifth amendment to avoid self-incrimination. The subpoena sought documents related to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. The Fifth Amendment generally does not extend to the production of documents. By not complying with the subpoena, Flynn sets himself up for being found in contempt of Congress. The full Senate would have to vote as to whether or not to refer the contempt citation to the Department of Justice. The Justice Department would then have to decided whether or not to press charges.

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Private Prisons Recovery http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4443-Private-Prisons-Recovery In August of 2016, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memo to the Bureau of Prisons directing the Bureau to reduct and finally end the federal government’s use of private prisons.

https://www.justice.gov/archives/opa/blog/phasing-out-our-use-private-prisons

However, the day after Trump was elected, the stocks of private prison companies soared. It appears insiders knew something that the public did not. According to Non Profit Quarterly, just before the election, two of Sessions’ former Senate aides, “David Stewart and Ryan Robichaux, became lobbyists for GEO Group, one of the two largest private prison companies, and the the two were specifically engaged to lobby on government contracting.”

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/02/27/follow-money-former-sessions-aides-lobbyists-private-prisons-group/

After becoming Attorney General, Sessions reversed the August memorandum. Doing away with private prisons would have “impaired the Bureau’s ability to meet the future need of the federal correctional system.” Sessions recently announced that federal prosecutors would be seeking mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. Private prison companies are expecting a large influx of new prisoners and government contracts as the drug war heats up.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4443-Private-Prisons-Recovery
Student Debt Fiasco http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4442-Student-Debt-Fiasco Debt collection agencies are paid almost $1 billion by the federal government every year to collect student loans that are in default. Since 2013 the US Department of Education has paid $4.2 billion to collection companies. The government is paying $38 to collect one dollar of debt. Through a program of rehabilitation, defaulted students work with debt collectors to return to good standing. Bloomberg reports, “If a borrower subsequently makes nine on-time monthly payments of as little as $5 during a 10-month period, their loans are returned to good standing and the default is supposed to be wiped from their credit reports.” But nearly half of these borrowers are in default again within three years. Collection’s companies are paid regardless how poorly their collection rates are.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-19/americans-are-paying-38-to-collect-1-of-student-debt

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4442-Student-Debt-Fiasco
Bankrupting Student Loans http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4441-Bankrupting-Student-Loans Representative John Delaney, (D) introduced legislation to make student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy. It’s estimated that student loan debt is $1.4 trillion. The federal government took over the student loan program completely in 2010. It regularly makes loans to students with no credit history. By making money freely available to students, the government has driven up the cost of higher education. Universities know that students will borrow any amount of money needed to pay tuition. So there is no limit to how high tuition rates can go. Bankrupting student loan debt would burst another bubble in the economy and may create more economic instability.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2366/text

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4441-Bankrupting-Student-Loans
Clock Boy Loses Discrimination Case http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4440-Clock-Boy-Loses-Discrimination-Case The boy who brought a clock to his school that looked like a bomb had his case thrown out of court. Ahmed Mohamed, brought a discrimination suit against the City of Irving, Texas. The father of the boy originally sought $15 million but eventually left it unspecified. The federal court said that Mohamed "does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any [Irving Independent School District] employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion." The boy is believed to have taken apart a working clock, and put the electronics into another case. He took credit for inventing a clock.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/16664/judge-throws-out-clock-boys-discrimination-lawsuit-james-barrett

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4440-Clock-Boy-Loses-Discrimination-Case
Fire Hydrant of Leaks http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4439--Fire-Hydrant-of-Leaks The leaks surrounding the Trump Administration have taken on a life of their own. When Trump was a business man in New York, he regularly leaked to the tabloids to keep his name in the headlines. He would try to control the outcome of the stories. But as President, he’s not been able to control the leaks, much less the outcome. To a large extent, the problem is of his own making. The administration still has 455 key executive positions to fill. And many Obama holdovers control various parts of the bureaucracy. Obama holdovers are finding that by selectively leaking policy and budget details, they are able to throw a wrench into the administration’s plans. Roger Stone said, “If you employ people who aren’t loyal to you, you can’t be surprised when they leak.” With in the White House, Trump has surrounded himself with people who are there to serve their own interests rather than serve the country.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/19/as-leaks-pile-up-its-evident-trump-is-under-attack-from-his-own-staff/

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4439--Fire-Hydrant-of-Leaks
Obamacare Subsidies Coming to an End? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4438--Obamacare-Subsidies-Coming-to-an-End? Obamacare is teetering on a poor foundation. Now President Trump may give the ACA the final push it needs to come tumbling down. The President is reportedly in favor of ending Obamacare subsidies. The government subsidies are what millions of people rely upon to pay for the expensive healthcare. The White House is committed to continuing the subsidies through May. But continuing the funding beyond may is not certain. By not funding the subsidies, Trump may force the Democrats to the negotiating table to discuss a replacement to the failing ACA. The insurance market is looking for clarity. If the subsidies are not funded, then customers won’t be able to afford the expensive healthcare premiums. Insurers will likely begin pulling out of some markets.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/20/trump-favors-ending-obamacare-subsidies/

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4438--Obamacare-Subsidies-Coming-to-an-End?
Government Dependents Threaten Republicans Voting to Overturn Obamacare http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4437-Government-Dependents-Threaten-Republicans-Voting-to-Overturn-Obamacare The Hill is reporting that Republican lawmakers are being threatened by angry constituents. Two people have been arrested by the FBI for threatening or pursuing lawmakers. One man threatened the life of Representative Martha McSally. In another case a woman pursued Representative David Kustoff and blocked the car he was riding in. Constituents who depend on the Affordable Health Care Act are furious about the changes that Republicans are proposing in their House bill. They fear that they will lose their healthcare. Conservatives feared that once people began to enjoy the benefits of the ACA, that it would become an entitlement and be impossible to fully repeal.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/334333-republicans-fearing-for-their-safety-as-anger-threats-mount

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4437-Government-Dependents-Threaten-Republicans-Voting-to-Overturn-Obamacare
Veterans Discriminated Against by Obama DOJ http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4436-Veterans-Discriminated-Against-by-Obama-DOJ Under federal law U.S. military veterans are entitled to preference when they apply for jobs with the federal government. However, according by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel two veterans applied for two openings in the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program. Since they had the proper credentials and were veterans they could not be turned down so the Department of Justice under President Obama tried to pressure them to withdraw their applications. The veterans refused so the DOJ canceled the initial job openings and relisted them a year later with qualification requirements they knew the two veterans could not meet. The Office of Special Counsel found all of this to be illegal.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4436-Veterans-Discriminated-Against-by-Obama-DOJ
Republican House Members Seeking Additional Security at District Offices http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4435-Republican-House-Members-Seeking-Additional-Security-at-District-Offices Republican members of the House of Representatives are facing increasing hostility from people at their town hall meetings and in some cases are being physically assaulted. Many are also receiving death threats and that has prompted calls for more security at the offices they all maintain in their home districts. While they are working in the capitol they are heavily guarded by the Capitol police and all types of sophisticated systems. However, their district offices are often in highly public places like strip malls and are very vulnerable. Therefore they are requesting through the House Sergeant at Arms that additional measures be added at their home offices like panic alarms and surveillance cameras.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4435-Republican-House-Members-Seeking-Additional-Security-at-District-Offices
Democrats Increase their Calls for Impeachment of Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4434-Democrats-Increase-their-Calls-for-Impeachment-of-Trump Democrats demanding the impeachment of a Republican are nothing new. Democrats have called for the impeachment of the last four Republican presidents including Ronald Reagan and both Bushes, In the case of Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters was calling for his impeachment before he was inaugurated, and Rep Alan Grayson was demanding Trump’s impeachment before he had even received the Republican nomination. The problem the Democrats always have is that a President can only be impeached if guilty of high crimes or misdemeanors. They have never been able to produce such evidence against any republican president including Trump.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4434-Democrats-Increase-their-Calls-for-Impeachment-of-Trump
North Korea Launches Yet another Missile http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4433-North-Korea-Launches-Yet-another-Missile According to South Korean military authorities the rogue nation of North Korea has launched another missile test. Indications are that this was a medium range solid fuel missile and not one of the longer range liquid fuel missiles like their previous launch. American intelligence officials believe the long range missiles are now capable of hitting targets as far away as the west coast of the United States. On the other hand the shorter range missiles can hit targets in South Korea and even japan. They also appear to be missiles that can be launched from submarines making targets deep inside the United States vulnerable.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4433-North-Korea-Launches-Yet-another-Missile
American Airlines Flight Disrupted by Passenger from Turkey http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4432-American-Airlines-Flight-Disrupted-by-Passenger-from-Turkey A man identified as a citizen of Turkey became so disruptive on an American Airlines six hour flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu that he had to be restrained by other passengers and duct taped to a seat. The incident prompted two U.S. fighter jets to be dispatched to escort the flight to Honolulu. The passenger, identified as Anil Uskanli who appeared disheveled and was acting erratically according to other passengers he was attempting to approach the door to the cockpit when a flight attendant blocked his path with a drink cart. This was when he was jumped by other passengers. He was removed from the flight by authorities after it landed and faces a charge of interference with the flight crew. His motivations are still unknown and are under investigation.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4432-American-Airlines-Flight-Disrupted-by-Passenger-from-Turkey
Trump Gets $110 Billion Dollar Defense Deal with Saudi Arabia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4431-Trump-Gets-$110-Billion-Dollar-Defense-Deal-with-Saudi-Arabia During his first official trip abroad as President of the United States Donald Trump started out by going to the middle-eastern kingdom of Saudi Arabia and striking a $110 billion deal for the Saudis to purchase American military equipment and other products. The deal is being hailed as a coup for American businesses that will be manufacturing and supplying the military equipment and is expected to create numerous American jobs. In addition, getting more military involvement from Saudi Arabia in the middle-east and the war on terrorism is expected to reduce casualties among U.S. military troops.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4431-Trump-Gets-$110-Billion-Dollar-Defense-Deal-with-Saudi-Arabia
Lindsey Graham Cites Possible Collusion between Clinton Campaign & DOJ http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4430-Lindsey-Graham-Cites-Possible-Collusion-between-Clinton-Campaign-&-DOJ- Senator Lindsey Graham who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has told FOX News that he has reason to believe that there were emails between Clinton operatives and Justice Department officials while the investigation of Hillary Clinton was going on during the campaign. He has called for these emails to be turned over to the committee. If such emails do exist and were an attempt to influence the investigation that is far worse than the alleged phone call between Donald Trump and James Comey. This is particular true when the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch is considered.

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A Drone Strike for Freedom http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4429--A-Drone-Strike-for-Freedom Recreational drone users will not have to register their drones with the FAA. A D.C. Court of Appeals panel said that registering drones violates the recreational model airplane exemption. “The FAA’s 2015 registration rule, which applies to model aircraft, directly violates that clear statutory prohibition,” the opinion said. “We therefore grant Taylor’s petition and vacate the registration rule to the extent it applies to model aircraft.” The registration rule was issued by the FAA in December of 2015. It was onerous and overbearing. Recreational drone users had to give the government their name, email address, physical address, pay a $5 registration fee, and display a unique drone ID number at all times. Failure to comply could result in civil and criminal penalties.

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/334233-appeals-court-strikes-down-federal-registration-rule-for-to

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4429--A-Drone-Strike-for-Freedom
Democrats Prefer Chaos to Impeachment http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4428-Democrats-Prefer-Chaos-to-Impeachment- Some influential Democrats appear to be backing away from their calls for impeaching President Trump. In a press conference on Wednesday, House Democrat leaders said, “No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office,” said Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the sober-minded senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He warned that Democrats should not let their actions “be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/us/politics/democrats-trump-impeachment.html

Apparently, Democrats would rather roil Trump with leaks, charges, speculation, and ridicule to soften him up in a re-election bid. Impeaching and removing Trump from office would mean elevating Mike Pence to the presidency who would bring stability to the White House. That would not fit the Democrat election playbook.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4428-Democrats-Prefer-Chaos-to-Impeachment-
Condescending Elitist at Yale http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4427-Condescending-Elitist-at-Yale An Dean at Yale was caught showing her true colors. June Chu, Dean of Yale’s Pierson College, is a prolific reviewer on Yelp. She left sharp-tongued reviews targeting service employees and customers. For Koto Japanese Restaurant, she wrote, “To put it quite simply: if you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you! This establishment is definitely not authentic by any stretch of any imagination and perfect for those low class folks who believe this is a real night out.” For The Mochi Store she wrote, “I guess if you were a white person who has no clue what mochi is, this would be fine for you.”

http://ydn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Chu_reviews.pdf

Liberals see everything through the prism of race and class. They preach tolerance, diversity, and equality but live their private lives the complete opposite. After Chu’s reviews were exposed, she wrote and apology saying, “My remarks were wrong. There are no two ways about it. Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race, they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/yale-dean-caught-railing-against-white-trash-and-barely-educated-service-workers-on-yelp/article/2623428

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4427-Condescending-Elitist-at-Yale
Guilty Plea from Anthony Weiner http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4426-Guilty-Plea-from-Anthony-Weiner Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pled guilty to a felony charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. He addressed the court saying that his “… destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends and destroyed my life’s dream of public service.” His case caught national attention because his wife, Huma Abedin, was an aide to presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. When his computer was seized, emails from Hillary Clinton were discovered. Weiner may face up to ten years in prison and will have to file as a sex offender. Weiner’s wife filed for divorce Friday afternoon. She brought an Anonymous versus Anonymous uncontested action in Manhattan Supreme Court. Abedin is asking that the case be sealed.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/19/anthony-weiner-sexting-investigation/

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4426-Guilty-Plea-from-Anthony-Weiner
'The War is Just Commencing' http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4425-'The-War-is-Just-Commencing' Sweden has discontinued its rape investigation of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. Swedish director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, dropped the case because bringing Assange to Sweden was not going to happen “in the foreseeable future.” Now that Sweden has not renewed its European arrest warrant for Assange, the legal landscape may be more treacherous for Assange. Assange still faces charges in Britain of jumping bail in 2012. The United States wants Assange extradited to America for publishing classified documents on Wikileaks. The US and Britain refuse to say whether or not a US warrant has been issued for his arrest. Ecuador granted Assange political asylum in 2012. Ecuador’s government asked Britain to grant safe passage so that he might seek long-term asylum once in the country.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4521770/Sweden-drops-prosecution-against-Julian-Assange.html

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4425-'The-War-is-Just-Commencing'
The Non-Russian Story http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4424-The-Non-Russian-Story The Russian collusion charge that Democrats have been investigating is beginning to collapse. Attorney Alan Dershowitz says that he’s not seen any evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians. He went further and said that collusion is not a crime.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/dershowitz-wheres-trump-crime/

Senator Dianne Feinstein told Wolf Blitzer that she has seen no evidence of Russian collusion. “There are all kinds of rumors around, there are newspaper stories, but that's not necessarily evidence.” Maxine Waters is even admitting that there is no evidence of direct Russian collusion. But she’s not backing away from her hope that President Trump is impeached. “I’ve said we've got to connect the dots, we’ve got to get the facts, we’ve got to do the investigation. That is what leads to impeachment and I also said that Trump will lead us right there.” Democrats have built up so much hype and expectation that the Russians influenced the election, that walking the story back will be difficult.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/05/19/feinstein_no_evidence_of_russian_collusion_with_trump_campaign_but_there_are_rumors.html

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4424-The-Non-Russian-Story
How Dare They http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4423-How-Dare-They Officials in the Austrian city of Tulln are refusing to accept any more refugees until further notice. A 15-year-old girl was raped by three Muslim migrants in April as she was on her way home. Police have collected DNA samples of 59 migrants. One man is in police custody. Mayor Peter Eisenschenk said, “For me, there is zero tolerance against asylum seekers who abuse their guest countries law. In view of what these criminals have done to the girl, the full severity of the law is required.” Since Muslim migrants have poured into Europe, the crime rate has soared. But governments have concealed the increase in crime, even going so far as totell victims that it’s racist to indicate the race of the perpetrators.

http://www.vol.at/15-jaehrige-in-tulln-vergewaltigt/5283493

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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4423-How-Dare-They
Baltimore Schools Failing Students http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4422-Baltimore-Schools-Failing-Students Not a single student is proficient in math and English in six Baltimore City schools. "That's absurd to me," says Janel Nelson, the mother of one Frederick Douglass student. "That's your teacher's report card, ultimately." Teacher’s unions constantly pressure states to spend more on education. However, Baltimore schools spend $16,000 per student, the fourth highest in the nation. More money is not delivering better education. One student said, “The tests are harder than what we’re learning in class.”

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4422-Baltimore-Schools-Failing-Students
Obamacare Repeal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4421-Obamacare-Repeal The bill to overturn and replace Obamacare is still languishing in the House. It has not been sent over to the Senate for consideration. The bill is being scored by the Congressional Budget Office. The scoring is expected to be finished next week. Republicans pushed the legislation through before last minute amendments could be scored by the CBO. If the bill is sent to the Senate but does not save at least $2 billion, Republicans would have to start all over with a new budget resolution. If Republicans keep the bill in the House until after it is scored and it does not meet the threshold of $2 billion, it can be changed. But it will require one more vote in the House. The legislation barely passed the first time. Getting the votes from reluctant Republicans a second time will be difficult.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4421-Obamacare-Repeal
Chaffetz Resigning From Congress http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4420-Chaffetz-Resigning-From-Congress Representative Jason Chaffetz announced in April that he would not be running for re-election. On Thursday, Chaffetz announced that he would be resigning from Congress on June 30th. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee which is looking into aspects of Comey’s firing. Chaffetz asked that Comey’s memos be turned over to the committee and invited the former director to testify next week. Chaffetz has been criticized for not investigating the Trump Administration with the same aggressiveness as he did with the Obama Administration. Chaffetz is leaving Congress to be closer to his family.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4420-Chaffetz-Resigning-From-Congress
Will Laptops Be Banned on International Flights? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4419--Will-Laptops-Be-Banned-on-International-Flights? Iraqi special forces found evidence that ISIS has been testing new types of explosives that can be hidden in laptop computers. The explosives are not detectable with current security screening equipment. Discussions about banning laptop computers on flights from Europe and Britain to the Unites States are ongoing. Officials in the US and EU have agreed to increase the sharing of information. Currently there is a ban on electronic devices bigger than a cell phone on flights originating from 10 Middle East airports. There have been several reports of electronics with lithium-ion batteries overheating and catching on fire. Would putting laptop computers in the cargo section of the plane be a safety hazard?

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4419--Will-Laptops-Be-Banned-on-International-Flights?
Lieberman for FBI? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4418-Lieberman-for-FBI? Joe Lieberman is in the running for FBI Director. Trump may think that appointing a Democrat to the position may appease Democrats in Congress. By appointing Lieberman, Trump would be further empowering the establishment and those that hate him. Lieberman is good friends with Senator John McCain, another Trump opponent. Lieberman has long wanted to emulate the Chinese control of the internet. "Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too." While in the Senate, Lieberman introduced legislation called, “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010,” or the “kill switch” bill. The act would have given the President emergency powers over the internet.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4418-Lieberman-for-FBI?
Did Comey Commission the Lurid Report on Trump? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4417--Did-Comey-Commission-the-Lurid-Report-on-Trump? Judge Napolitano is reporting that former FBI Director Comey had his agents hire a former British intelligence agent to dig up dirt on candidate Trump. Comey was willing to pay $50,000 for the report. “The story the agent dug up was so lurid and unbelievable that the FBI declined to make the payment," according to Napolitano. Senator McCain heard about the report and flew one of his aides to Britain to get a copy. When he gave it to Director Comey, he told McCain that he was already aware of its contents. Was Comey a rogue director seeking to cause political harm to both candidates?

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4417--Did-Comey-Commission-the-Lurid-Report-on-Trump?
NAFTA To Be Renegotiated http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4416--NAFTA-To-Be-Renegotiated During the presidential campaign, candidate Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA is not free trade but crony trade. It’s managed trade where bureaucrats and politicians control the levers of power and provide advantages for themselves. Politicians cannot know what goods and services need to be produced. And politicians are motivated to create trade barriers because they need money for re-election. To the extent that trade barriers were removed and goods and services have been allowed to flow unimpeded, Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans have all benefited. If NAFTA is renegotiated so that it increases trade and does away with the cronyism, the three countries will win. The simplest free trade agreement would be for Canada, Mexico, and the United States to publish a one page document saying that their governments have removed all trade barriers and citizens and companies are allowed to trade goods and services.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4416--NAFTA-To-Be-Renegotiated
Planned Parenthood Makes Epic Freudian slip in Promoting New Video http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4415-Planned-Parenthood-Makes-Epic-Freudian-slip-in-Promoting-New-Video Planned Parenthood is an organization that claims to be protecting women’s health has been reeling from recent revelations that most of its income is actually derived from abortions, and that is has closed most of its clinics that provide cancer screenings and other non-abortion services. Now that it faces the possible loss of its cherished federal funding Planned Parenthood is striking back releasing a video to prove its importance to women’s health. However, the slogan of its video has raised eyebrows and caused a firestorm on social media. The slogan is “Watch, Share, Slay” a phrase supposedly borrowed from super hero comic books, but what many people an epic Freudian slip by the controversial group.

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Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4414-Car-Plows-Into-Pedestrians-in-Times-Square In an incident eerily similar to recent terrorists attacks in France, Germany, and Great Britain a speeding vehicle ran up on the sidewalk in crowded Times Square in New York City. One person was killed and at least nineteen more were injured and several of the victims are in critical condition. However, according to New York City authorities this is not believed to have been terrorist related, but the result of actions by 26 year old Richard Rojas, a resident of the Bronx who has a history of DUIs and apparently was fleeing the scene of a robbery when the incident occurred. Police are still investigating.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4414-Car-Plows-Into-Pedestrians-in-Times-Square
Trump Informs Congress he is Opening Negotiations on NAFTA http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4413-Trump-Informs-Congress-he-is-Opening-Negotiations-on-NAFTA Moving to fulfill another of his campaign promises President Donald Trump has informed members of Congress that he is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. During his campaign he was highly critical of the treaty because he claimed it took jobs away from American workers and hurt American businesses. A few weeks ago Trump announced he was going to pull the United States out of the agreement, but after being contacted by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Mexico with offers to renegotiate he reconsidered. The offer has been accepted and Trump is expected to push hard for a treaty more favorable for the U.S.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4413-Trump-Informs-Congress-he-is-Opening-Negotiations-on-NAFTA
American Planes Strike Syrian Military Targets. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4412-American-Planes-Strike-Syrian-Military-Targets. For only the second time since American troops entered Syria to help train anti-Assad rebels and groups fighting ISIS American aircraft have been ordered by the local American commander on the ground to attack Syrian forces directly. The only previous such attack was ordered by the President on a Syrian airbase where chemical weapons had been deployed against civilians. This new attack was against Syrian forces supporting Assad who had moved into one of the so-called safe zones established by the anti-Assad coalition to protect civilians. Warning shots were fired at the Syrian troops, but they failed to leave so the airstrike was ordered under the authority granted to local authorities by President Trump

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New Orleans Mayor Accused of Lying to Voters http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4411-New-Orleans-Mayor-Accused-of-Lying-to-Voters Many citizens of the historic city of New Orleans have been outraged over the actions of the city council and Mayor Mitch Landrieu in removing historic statues of heroes of the Confederacy such as President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General P.G.T. Beauregard. Now the anger is growing after local media reports that instead of the removed statutes being stored until other locations could be found, they have been spotted in a local scrap yard. Even some supporters of Landrieu in the local media are now accusing him of blatantly lying to New Orleans voters.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4411-New-Orleans-Mayor-Accused-of-Lying-to-Voters
Americans Questioning Media Use of Unnamed Sources http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4410-Americans-Questioning-Media-Use-of-Unnamed-Sources American citizens are expressing increasing uneasiness and even anger over the main stream media’s use of unnamed sources to support unproven claims against President Trump, other Republicans, and in general anyone they disagree with. These anonymous “individuals” are often identified only as current or former government officials. The American people are apparently being told by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other outlets that they need to believe without question the things these sources are purported to have said simply because the MSM says to. The questions being raised are do these sources even exist, and it if they do are they committing federal crimes by releasing confidential information?

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Embassy Move Not Happening http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4409-Embassy-Move-Not-Happening On the eve of his trip to Israel, President Trump has decided not to announce plans to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Candidate Trump had promised one of his prominent financial backers, Sheldon Adelson that he would move the embassy. When rumors began to circulate early in the week that the embassy move would not happen, Sheldon Adelson was reportedly furious. Adelson gave $5 million to the Trump inauguration. President Trump is seeking a peace deal to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moving the embassy now would create problems for an agreement. The administration wants to build relationships and trust between the two sides.

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Former FBI Director Appointed Special Counsel http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4408--Former-FBI-Director-Appointed-Special-Counsel Robert Mueller, former Director of the FBI, has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The investigation into Russian influence may be wrapped up quickly. Mueller is known to be a quick study. While it is doubtful that there are any Russian connections to the Trump campaign, for at least the next campaign cycle Democrats in Congress will raise million in campaign donations off of the investigation. More alarming is that Special Counsels tend to take on a life of their own. Robert Mueller is authorized to investigate “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation” and is “authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation….” It’s the cases that arise from investigation that may take years to prosecute. And given President Trump’s poor handling of the attacks that have been directed towards him, he may provide enough curve balls to keep the investigation alive.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4408--Former-FBI-Director-Appointed-Special-Counsel
Merkel Tells Britain, “You’ll pay the price” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4407-Merkel-Tells-Britain,-“You’ll-pay-the-price” Still unhappy with the outcome of the Brexit vote, Germany’s Angela Merkel is doing what she can to make Britain’s exit from the EU as difficult as possible. The British prime minister said that the government will impose stricter immigration controls for people seeking to enter Britain. Merkel, who has little regard for Germany’s borders, said "If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price.” "This isn't malicious, but they cannot say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citizens, no more. "That will not work. We would have to think about what obstacle we create from the European side to compensate for that."

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4407-Merkel-Tells-Britain,-“You’ll-pay-the-price”
Freeloading Taxpayers http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4406-Freeloading-Taxpayers Governor Jerry Brown thinks that California taxpayers who want to keep their own money are “freeloaders". The new state budget of $52 billion includes raising the gas tax by 12-cents a gallon beginning November 1st and raising vehicle license fees by an average of $50 more a year beginning January 1st. Republicans alternatively proposed budget cuts to fund road maintenance. “Roads require money to fix,” Brown said. “Republicans say there’s a magic source of money — it doesn’t exist. …You want to borrow money and pay double? Or do nothing? Or take money from universities?" Republicans are trying to recall state Senator Josh Newman who barely won his seat in an upset victory. His win gave Democrats a two-thirds majority in the state senate. And he voted for the tax increase. Governor Brown came into Newman’s district to support him. Speaking of the taxpayers who want roads but don’t want to pay for them with tax increases, Brown said, “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them.” This is not the first time Governor Brown has been condescending to businesses and taxpayers. In 2014, in response to Toyota leaving California for Texas, Brown said “We've got a few problems, we have lots of little burdens and regulations and taxes. But smart people figure out how to make it."

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Government Must Never Do Without http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4405-Government-Must-Never-Do-Without Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is saying that any legislation that cuts taxes must be revenue neutral. “It will have to be revenue-neutral,” he said. “We have a $21 trillion debt.” When Mitch McConnell became majority leader of the Senate in January 2014, the national debt was $18 trillion. He’s assisted in running up the national debt by an additional $3.1 trillion. When American families don’t bring in enough money, they have to cut their spending. This never seems to be the case for government. In fact, the attitude of politicians is that government must never do without. More revenue or revenue neutral tax cuts won’t solve the national debt. Instead government must stop spending more than it takes in and make large cuts to its expenditures.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4405-Government-Must-Never-Do-Without
What Would A Pence Presidency Look Like? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4404--What-Would-A-Pence-Presidency-Look-Like? President Trump gave the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy today. “Adversity makes you stronger—don’t give in and don’t back down and never stop doing what you know is right,” he told the graduates. That said, the White House drama has gotten some people to start thinking about a Pence Presidency if Trump does call the presidency quits. What would a Pence Presidency would look like?Tax reform would likely be on the agenda. While governor of Indiana, the state legislature cut the income tax by 5% and eliminated the inheritance tax. A drop in the state’s corporate income tax rate is being phased in, going from 6.5% to 4.9% by 2021. At the federal level, Pence has supported a flat tax rate. He’s opposed to raising the minimum wage because he understands that it hurts the working poor. While in Congress, Pence opposed the TARP bailout and the bailout of the auto industry. He’ does not support birthright citizenship. And he opposed the DREAM Act. On Social Security, Pence believes that everything needs to be on the table from raising the retirement age to making cuts. He’s called global warming a “myth”. And while in Congress he voted to reign in the EPA. But in 2016 he said “there’s no question” that human’s affect the climate. Pence has also expressed interest in including gold in U.S. monetary affairs.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4404--What-Would-A-Pence-Presidency-Look-Like?
A Head Scratcher http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4403--A-Head-Scratcher Bradley Manning was released from imprisonment today. He was convicted of leaking millions of classified military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks. Monday evening, the Washington Post quoted anonymous sources as saying that the president disclosed classified information with the Russian Ambassador and Foreign Minister. Although the Director of National Security denied anything improper was done at the meeting, and although the President has the authority to declassify any information he chooses, it’s set off a firestorm of self-righteous indignation with Democrats in the media and Congress. But it gets weird. Many of these same people condemning the president are also the one’s praising Bradley Manning.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4403--A-Head-Scratcher
Sheriff Clark to Join DHS http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4402-Sheriff-Clark-to-Join-DHS Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has announced that he is resigning his position as sheriff to join the Department Of Homeland Security in what is being described as a liaison position between DHS and state and local authorities. Sheriff Clarke came to prominence as an outspoken critic of President Obama and his approach to race relations and the police. Clarke was by far the most important black law enforcement official to take such a position. He was also a member of the Constitutional Sheriff and Police Officers Association which is an organization dedicated to protecting constitutional rights such as the right to keep and bear arms.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4402-Sheriff-Clark-to-Join-DHS
Violent MS-13 Gang Members Being Rounded Up by Feds http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4401-Violent-MS-13-Gang-Members-Being-Rounded-Up-by-Feds Following up on the pledge of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to wage war on the sadistic and murdering street gang MS-13 50 raids were conducted by federal agents in the Los Angeles area. These resulted in dozens of suspected gang members being arrested. Specifically targeted were gang leaders. Los Angeles is the home base of MS-13 in the United States. Part of the reason may be because almost half of those arrested were illegals from countries like El Salvador and Honduras and since Los Angeles is a sanctuary city they felt safer. More such raids are promised by the federal authorities.

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North Korean Missiles Could Threaten West Coast, but not Everyone is Preparing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4400-North-Korean-Missiles-Could-Threaten-West-Coast,-but-not-Everyone-is-Preparing As U.S. military intelligence officials further evaluate the most recent missile test by North Korea and well as new satellite images of missile they are coming to the conclusion that Kim Jung Un is very close to being able to attack the United States. The state of Hawaii is actually planning for a possible attack by reopening shelters and preparing evacuation plans. However, another city that is vulnerable and a likely target because of its military bases is prohibited by a state law from making similar preparations. That city is Seattle, Washington since in 1984 the state legislature passed a law allowing the state to plan for every type of disaster except or a nuclear attack. Apparently legislators felt that such planning might provoke the Soviet Union.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4400-North-Korean-Missiles-Could-Threaten-West-Coast,-but-not-Everyone-is-Preparing
Another Massive Cyberattack is Underway http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4399-Another-Massive-Cyberattack-is-Underway Cyber security experts are reporting that a new series of cyberattacks have started that may prove to me more widespread and damaging than those late last week. Instead of using the standard ransomware computers are now being high jacked to transfer virtual funds like Monero or bitcoms to the hackers’ accounts. This makes it much more profitable than ransomware for the hackers and more difficult for cyber experts to detect and stop. There is also great concern over the fact that this attack apparently started in early May and is just now being discovered; Experts have also not uncovered the origin of the attacks.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4399-Another-Massive-Cyberattack-is-Underway
Robert Mueller Appointed Special Counsel http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4398-Robert-Mueller-Appointed-Special-Counsel Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel by the Department of Justice to investigate the Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The reaction by the President was to say he hoped the investigation would be concluded expeditiously and in the meantime he would go about the business of governing. There were mixed reactions form members of Congress with most applauding the move, but some Republicans expressing concern over the broad powers of special counsels.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4398-Robert-Mueller-Appointed-Special-Counsel
California Governor Refers To Angry Taxpayers as “Freeloaders” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4397-California-Governor-Refers-To-Angry-Taxpayers-as-“Freeloaders” The people of California are among the most highly taxed in the country with people paying one third of their income to the federal government and another one third to the state. Now the Democrat controlled legislature has passed the largest single tax increase in the state’s history increasing the tax on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon. When angry taxpayers started recall petitions against some of the legislators who voted for the tax, liberal Democrat Governor Jerry Brown referred to them as “freeloaders”. He made these comments just shortly after demanding that millions of dollars of taxpayer money be given to provide free legal defense of illegal aliens in the state.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4397-California-Governor-Refers-To-Angry-Taxpayers-as-“Freeloaders”
North Korea May Have More Powerful Weapons than Thought http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4396-North-Korea-May-Have-More-Powerful-Weapons-than-Thought Recent satellite surveillance photos of North Korean missile test sites have American military leaders concerned that Kim Jong Un has missiles that are capable of reaching Guam, Alaska, and Hawaii. These missiles can do severe damage to U.S. military bases and to civilian areas even if they are only armed with conventional warheads. However, military leaders are also concerned that North Korea is farther along with its program to develop nuclear warheads for these missiles than was expected. All of this puts Americans at greater risk from an unstable communist dictator who appears to be undeterred by economic sanctions.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4396-North-Korea-May-Have-More-Powerful-Weapons-than-Thought
New Orleans Officials Continue to Erase Part of the City’s History http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4395-New-Orleans-Officials-Continue-to-Erase-Part-of-the-City’s-History The liberal mayor and city council of the historic city of new Orleans have ordered the city cleansed of part of its rich historic by removing all of the monuments dedicated to Confederacy including the statues of confederate president Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and local hero and confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard. These Democrats that have controlled the city for decades and have led it to having one of the highest poverty and crime rates in the nation, and now they are claiming that the city will be a better place without the monuments they say celebrate slavery and racism. Many citizens of the city see it as just another assault on their heritage.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4395-New-Orleans-Officials-Continue-to-Erase-Part-of-the-City’s-History
McMaster Continues to Say that Trump did Nothing Inappropriate in Meeting with Russians http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4394-McMaster-Continues-to-Say-that-Trump-did-Nothing-Inappropriate-in-Meeting-with-Russians During a Tuesday press briefing Gen H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s National Security Adviser again stated that he was at the entire meeting that the President had with two Russian diplomats and that nothing inappropriate was revealed by Trump during the meeting. There were specifically no secrets that endangered United States national security interests. He and other officials who were at the meeting have also that the reports by the Washington Post and other liberal media outlets were totally false. Interestingly, the Israeli intelligence that had been supposedly released about the attempts by ISIS to put explosives in laptop computers carried on planes had already been widely reported in the media.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4394-McMaster-Continues-to-Say-that-Trump-did-Nothing-Inappropriate-in-Meeting-with-Russians
Concealed Carry Restrictions Being Reduced in Many States http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4393-Concealed-Carry-Restrictions-Being-Reduced-in-Many-States In a move that is receiving praise from many second amendment supporters more states are easing the requirements for carrying concealed weapons. Twelve states including New Hampshire have now given their citizens the right to carry concealed weapons without permission of authorities. At the same time legislation has been introduced in the Congress by Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Representative Richard Hudson of North Carolina to allow people from states like New Hampshire to carry a concealed in other states where such a right is not recognized. Gun control advocates are vehemently opposed to such legislation claiming it would increase hand gun violence, although no proof has been offered to support these claims.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4393-Concealed-Carry-Restrictions-Being-Reduced-in-Many-States
Recent Cyberattacks May be Linked to North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4392-Recent-Cyberattacks-May-be-Linked-to-North-Korea Cyber security experts are uncovering evidence that may link North Korea to the recent worldwide cyberattacks that affected businesses and government entities in 150 countries. South Korean researchers are saying that the attacks are very similar to the backdoor malicious codes often used by North Korea. While no one has categorically stated that North Korea is responsible but it is certainly not being ruled out by anyone. One thing that everyone seems to agree on is that the ransomware attacks did not result in a great deal of money for the attackers so the attacks may have been just malicious and possibly a preparation for more to come.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4392-Recent-Cyberattacks-May-be-Linked-to-North-Korea
Study Shows CNN Bias http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4391-Study-Shows-CNN-Bias The prestigious Media Research Center has released the results of a recent 24 hour study of the contents of CNN broadcasting and found what the MRC calls an obsession with President Donald Trump. During the 34 hours studied 13 hours and 27 minutes of broadcast time was devoted to stories about Trump and 92 per cent of the time the reporting was negative. During the 2016 Presidential campaign CNN was often referred to as The Clinton News Network because of its clear bias in only doing reports on Hillary that were positive and helpful to her campaign.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4391-Study-Shows-CNN-Bias
Russian Diplomats Turning Up Dead http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4390-Russian-Diplomats-Turning-Up-Dead Over the last two years, ten Russian officials have died. Many on foreign soil. The US Government has been observing these deaths and keeping track of them. Taking it out of the realm of conspiracy theories, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, said, “Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern.” "We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin." By attributing the deaths to Putin, Clapper reinforces the idea that Putin is a murderer and needs to be dealt with accordingly.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-15/fake-news-james-clapper-notes-curious-pattern-deaths-among-russian-elites

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4390-Russian-Diplomats-Turning-Up-Dead
Campus Insanity http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4389-Campus-Insanity At the University of New Hampshire, white students wore sombreros and ponchos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. At least two students were offended. This is “the normalization of racist behavior” according to the student group, “All Eyes on UNH.” “What’s the point of wearing a poncho? If you’re not Mexican, it’s not your holiday,” student Danique Montique exclaimed. When asked what holiday would be appropriate for a white person to celebrate, Montique couldn’t say. “That’s stuff for you white people to figure out. I don’t f*(^&#g know! Cinco de Mayo is not your holiday,” she again declared. “You’re perpetuating the stereotype that Mexicans drink and wear ponchos for a living. That’s what you’re doing, and you also have to keep in mind the racial tension that’s happening right now where your president claims that Mexicans only come here, drink, and steal your jobs.”


http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9158

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4389-Campus-Insanity
Comey Records Interaction With Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4388-Comey-Records-Interaction-With-Trump A news report out says that the former FBI Director was asked by President Trump to let the Flynn investigation go. “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to a memo written up by Comey shortly after the interaction. Is this evidence that President Trump tried to influence an investigation? This is how it’s being played by the media, Democrats, and increasingly uncomfortable Republicans. Representative Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is demanding all “memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings” of the meeting. Mr. Trump bragged in the campaign how skilled he was in business. But he’s not turning out to be much of a match for experienced Deep State operatives.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html


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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4388-Comey-Records-Interaction-With-Trump
Assassinate Assad http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4387-Assassinate-Assad Yoav Galant, an Israeli government minister, is calling for the assassination of Syria’s Bashar Assad. "The reality in which people are executed in Syria, being hit deliberately by chemical weapons, their bodies being burned, something we haven’t seen in 70 years. In my view, we are crossing a red line. And in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad. It’s as simple as that,” said Galant. Galant did not speculate what the consequences of removing Assad would be. The region has been plagued with turmoil and murder since the United States began removing dictators. As bad as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were, they kept the various factions in their countries under control. If Assad had called for the assassination of an Israeli leader, it would be an international crisis.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4387-Assassinate-Assad
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4386-What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong? We’re learning who is going to be managing the next financial crisis. Yale School of Management raised $10 million “to expand the Yale Program on Financial Stability and launch the ‘Crisis-Response Project.’” The project’s goal is “to improve the quality of decision making by governments and central banks in financial crises.” The project’s advisory board is staffed with many of the same people who gave us the last crisis. Notables include Timothy Geithner, Ben Bernanke, and Hank Paulson. Also on the advisory board is Kenneth Rogoff who is writing prolifically on why government should ban cash. Rather than looking how central bank manipulation of the money supply distorts the business cycle, these people will be looking to use central banks to increase regulation of the markets. It won’t end well.


http://som.yale.edu/news/2017/05/major-gift-funds-expansion-of-yale-program-on-financial-stability

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Boom Phase of the Business Cycle http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4385-Boom-Phase-of-the-Business-Cycle Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, is out with a list of positive things in the economy since Trump became President. Adams is giving too much credit to Mr. Trump. The economy isn’t improving because of Mr. Trump or his predecessor Mr. Obama. Presidents actually don’t have a lot of power to improve the economy. They can reduce regulations which lighten the burden of government overreach. And presidents can veto congressional legislation which often strangles the economy. The economy is improving because of the Federal Reserve. Since the end of 2006, the M2 money supply has increased from $7 trillion to $13.2 trillion at the end of 2016. The economy is in the boom phase of the business cycle.


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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4385-Boom-Phase-of-the-Business-Cycle
Will Delivery Robots be Banned in San Francisco? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4384-Will-Delivery-Robots-be-Banned-in-San-Francisco? Tech savvy San Francisco is proposing legislation to ban delivery robots. San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee says the robots might not be safe. “Our streets and our sidewalks are made for people, not robots.” Yee asks whether the elderly, children or those with disabilities will be able to move out of the robot’s way as it rolls down the sidewalk. The San Francisco Supervisor also wonders if delivery robots will take away jobs. But this is fear mongering and central planning. Where technology, such as robots, replace human labor, it increases productivity and makes more products available to the market.


https://www.recode.net/2017/5/16/15648324/san-francisco-legislation-ban-autonomous-delivery-robots-sidewalks

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Sourcing the Russian Hacking Allegation http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4383-Sourcing-the-Russian-Hacking-Allegation Americans have been told that the Russians hacked the Democrat National Committee computers and somehow influenced the outcome of the 2016 election. Yet the only source for this information is a company called CrowdStrike and confident assertions by the FBI. The FBI was never given access to the DNC’s computer systems to make its own investigation. Instead the FBI relied on Crowdstrike to say that the Russians had hacked the DNC’s computers. The Russian influence narrative has been picked up by Washington politicians. But to date nobody has seen the evidence.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/fbi-russia-hacking-dnc-crowdstrike/

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Hillary Returns http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4382-Hillary-Returns During the campaign, Hillary Clinton thought that 501 C(4) groups need to be banned. She called these groups “unaccountable dark money.” Now Hillary Clinton has launched her own dark money 501 C(4) called Onward Together. Hillary tweeted, “This year hasn't been what I envisioned, but I know what I'm still fighting for: a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America. Onward!”

The mission statement for Onward Together reads, “[T]here's no telling what we can achieve if we approach the fights ahead with the passion and determination we feel today, and bring that energy into 2017, 2018, 2020, and beyond. https://www.onwardtogether.org/ The new group will work to oppose President Trump’s political and policy goals.

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Gold And Silver Tax Break In Arizona http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4381-Gold-And-Silver-Tax-Break-In-Arizona Common sense is taking hold in Arizona’s state legislature. Taxpayers who have gains or losses on sales of gold and silver will no longer have to report this on their state tax returns. Speaking in support of the legislation, former Representative RonPaul said, “We ought not to tax money, and that’s a good idea. It makes no sense to tax money.”

When converting gold and silver back to paper money, taxpayers often end up with a gain that is more to do with the devaluation of the dollar than with an actual gain in actual purchasing power. State Representative Mark Finchem said, “What the IRS has figured out at the federal level is to target inflation as a gain. They call it capital gains.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-13/arizona-passes-bill-end-income-taxation-gold-and-silver

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Criminalizing Free Speech http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4380-Criminalizing-Free-Speech Free speech in western European countries is under attack. Speaking the truth may land a 70 year old Swedish woman in prison for pointing out that immigrants “set cars on fire and urinate and defecate in the streets.” She made the statement in a Facebook post in 2015. A prosecutor said that the comment is an incitement to racial hatred. The crime of incitement to racial hatred can carry a two year prison term.

https://www.infowars.com/sweden-70yo-woman-prosecu...

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Snowflake Trauma Alert http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4379-Snowflake-Trauma-Alert At least one student at the University of Michigan thinks the wood paneling at the Michigan Union building needs to come down during a planned renovation. “Minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling,” according to the student who made the complaint. https://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-of-mich...

The Michigan Union building was built in 1910. It’s distinctive wood paneling is throughout the interior. “[I]t doesn’t seem like the administration is taking the request very seriously. The paneling is expected to remain.

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Password Fight http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4378-Password-Fight Anti-terrorism legislation in the UK requires people to turn over their passwords to laptops and mobile devices when entering the country. Human Rights group, Cage, is challenging the requirement.

“Cage calculates that more than 500,000 British nationals, mainly Muslims, have been detained since the legislation was introduced. But only 0.2% resulted in arrests, it says and, of these, an even smaller percentage were charged.” International Director of Cage, Rabbani, believes the legislation “is not stopping terrorists entering the UK, but as a tool to build up a huge data bank on thousands of UK citizens.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/14/campaign-group-to-challenge-uk-over-surrender-of-passwords-at-border-control

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Solar Panel Maker Goes Bankrupt http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4377-Solar-Panel-Maker-Goes-Bankrupt SolarWorld, the largest maker of solar panels in the United States filed for bankruptcy last Wednesday. http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/11/largest-us-solar... The company received $115 million in state and federal tax subsidies and $91 million in federal loan guarantees. A total of $206 million in subsidies. The company is blaming stiff competition from Chinese solar panel makers. Others in the industry think higher tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports would help stabilize the US market. “China now has managed to circumvent and violate existing trade defense measures in several ways and again incited a ruinous price

race to the bottom, destroying U.S. manufacturing jobs.” However, government money led the industry to over extend itself. When cheaper Chinese solar panels came into the market, subsidized manufacturers in the US could not compete. Government money distorts sound decision making and leads to malinvestment.

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Fed Money Driving Up Prices http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4376-Fed-Money-Driving-Up-Prices Federal Reserve money spigot is driving up prices in some markets. You can now buy a two-foot-long hot dog for $27 at Texas Ranger Baseball Games. The Obama’s post-presidency book deal rocketed to over $60 million. An Upper East Side townhouse was sold for $79.5 million. A new record for the most expensive townhouse sold in Manhattan. Oprah Winfrey sold a Gustav Kimit painting in 2016 for $150 million, realizing a $62.1 million profit in just ten years. Home prices in San Francisco are almost 7% higher than they were at their high point in 2006. This inflation is courtesy the Federal Reserve. Since the end of 2006, the M2 money supply has increased from $7 trillion to $13.2 trillion at the end of 2016.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4376-Fed-Money-Driving-Up-Prices
Campaign Promise http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4375-Campaign-Promise During the presidential campaign, candidate Trump promised the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that the US “will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Now President Trump appears to be re-thinking his promise. Secretary of State Tillerson said that Trump "wants to put a lot of effort into seeing if we cannot advance a peace initiative

between Israel and Palestine...the President is being very careful to understand how such a decision [moving the embassy] would impact a peace process." Trump’s hesitation has infuriated one of his biggest supporters, pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Adelson’s newspaper, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, was the only major paper to endorse Trump. Adelson gave $5 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. Axios reports, “the Las Vegas billionaire doesn’t buy the argument that the embassy move should be contingent on the peace process.”

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4375-Campaign-Promise
Deep State Goes For Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4374-Deep-State-Goes-For-Trump The Washington Post reported that sensitive information was shared with Russia’s Foreign Minister and the Russian Ambassador to the US during a Oval Office meeting last week. The information supposedly had to do with an Islamic terror threat using laptop computers on airplanes. The Washington Post quotes unnamed senior officials and former senior officials. The National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied that President Trump revealed any classified information. "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly."

Democrats in Congress are elated that their Russia investigation has new legs and have promised to run with this as long as they can. “Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives need a briefing from the National Security Adviser and the directors of our nation’s intelligence agencies to get to the bottom of these allegations, and if there are audio recordings of this meeting, Congress needs to obtain them immediately.” The intelligence community is out to get Trump. They are putting in the overtime to make it happen.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4374-Deep-State-Goes-For-Trump
DNC Sued for Failing to Pay Minimum Wage to its Employees http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4373-DNC-Sued-for-Failing-to-Pay-Minimum-Wage-to-its-Employees In an ironic twist, the Democratic National Committee which was the champion of the $15.00 per hour minimum wage in the recent Presidential campaign is defending a class action suit by former employees. The suit claims that some workers were forced to put in 80-90 hours per week for a flat salary of $3,000 per month which means they were barely paid above the minimum wage for the first forty hours each week, and received no overtime pay as required by law for the hours worked over the forty per week limit.

The DNC claimed it could not afford overtime pay despite the millions raised during the campaign. The DNC stands by the provision in its 2016 party platform that calls on private companies to be required to pay $15.00 per hour minimum wage. However, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren wants the minimum wage to be $22.00 per hour. Of course, apparently none of that will apply to the DNC.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4373-DNC-Sued-for-Failing-to-Pay-Minimum-Wage-to-its-Employees
Leftists Becoming Increasing Violent http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4372-Leftists-Becoming-Increasing-Violent Most people remember the scenes of left wing protestors attempting to disrupt Trump campaign, and physically attacking Trump supporters. Now, their outrage has only increased since their icon Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump and he is now President of the United States. Lately, we have the new images of masked students and others at places like Berkeley setting fires, destroying property, and injuring anyone who disagrees with them.

Now, it has accelerated to the point where Republican members of Congress are being assaulted at town hall meetings. For example, in Tennessee a women attempted to run Congressman David Kustoff off of the road after a town hall meeting, and Congressman Kevin Kramer of North Dakota was physically assaulted at a town hall meeting.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4372-Leftists-Becoming-Increasing-Violent
ABC Accused of having Political Motive in Cancelation of Tim Allen Show http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4371-ABC-Accused-of-having-Political-Motive-in-Cancelation-of-Tim-Allen-Show Comedian Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing” is the second highest rating show on the ABC network, yet after six seasons it has abruptly been cancelled by the network. Many viewers are complaining that the cancellation is political in nature. Tim Allen has been an outspoken critic of the Hollywood leftist elite and although did not support Donald Trump in the Republican primaries he attended the Trump inauguration.

Indications are that the viewers are correct because the Hollywood leftists have a long history of taking anyone who does not support that strict liberal party line.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4371-ABC-Accused-of-having-Political-Motive-in-Cancelation-of-Tim-Allen-Show
Cyber Attack Continues to Expand http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4370-Cyber-Attack-Continues-to-Expand The massive cyberattack that started last Friday has continued and expanded with over 100,000 organizations in over 150 countries now affected. Organizations in the United States have now been affected as was feared, but so far on a limited basis. No particular source of the attacks has been identified, and multiple sources are still suspected.

It is also clear that the malware being used originated in the United States, apparently with the National Security Agency. If that is in fact the case then the information was probably leaked by someone inside the U.S. government, and that is a federal crime and possibly even rises to the level of treason. This will be the case if some foreign nation or group like ISIS is using this to extort money and/or damage the interests of the United States.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4370-Cyber-Attack-Continues-to-Expand
WAPO Accuses Trump of Revealing Secrets to Russians http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4369-WAPO-Accuses-Trump-of-Revealing-Secrets-to-Russians The Washington Post has written what is claimed to be a major expose’ of President Trump stating that in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats at the White House trump revealed top secret U.S. intelligence information to the Russians. The Post as usual cites information from “current and former U.S. officials who are not identified. Democrats in Congress are having a field day with hysterical attacks on Trump.

However, there are several problems with the story that are being ignored. First, according to the President’s National Security advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster and other high level administration officials who were present for the entire meeting the story is entirely false. Second, if these unnamed current and former officials were not at the meeting how would they know what was said?

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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4369-WAPO-Accuses-Trump-of-Revealing-Secrets-to-Russians
Bill O’Reilly Speaks Out About His Firing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4368-Bill-O’Reilly-Speaks-Out-About-His-Firing In his first interview since being fired by Fox News, popular conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly told radio talk host Glenn Beck that his was a “hit” by well-organized left wing groups and individuals who are out to silence anyone that disagrees with them. O’Reilly says that he and his legal team are “methodically” investigating what really happened including the incredible pressure involving some actual threats made against his sponsors to get them to withdraw their support.

He also said that people will be “shocked” by what he and his people reveal over the next few months.

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No Radiation Released by Tunnel Collapse, Hanford, Washington http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4367-No-Radiation-Released-by-Tunnel-Collapse,-Hanford,-Washington After part of a storage tunnel caved in, the US Dept. of Energy declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington. The tunnel contained rail cars carrying radioactive waste to a storage facility. Workers noticed the collapse about 8:30 a.m. May 9. A section of earth of about 400 square feet caved in. The tunnels were covered by eight feet of earth; they have been used to store contaminated equipment since the 1950’s According to Randy Bradbury of the Washington Dept. of Energy, no radiation was released and no workers were injured.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4367-No-Radiation-Released-by-Tunnel-Collapse,-Hanford,-Washington
Internal Battle at NSC over Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4366-Internal-Battle-at-NSC-over-Lt.-Gen.-H.R.-McMaster Word has leaked out that Steve Bannon is trying hard to get Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster out as National Security Advisor just as McMaster and Secretary of Defense Mattis are trying to talk Trump into sending another 3-5k troops to Afghanistan, America’s longest war. At the same time, McMaster is trying to consolidate power by removing people brought in by former advisor Michael Flynn. If the troop increase goes through, we’ll know McMaster won this fight.

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Marines Set to Abandon "Every Man a Rifleman" http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4365-Marines-Set-to-Abandon-"Every-Man-a-Rifleman" The Marine Corps Times is rightly upset that the Marines are thinking about not requiring all personnel to go through boot camp and qualify every year at the rifle and pistol range. The "Every Marine a Rifleman" has saved many lives when in war a cook’s camp or headquarters battalion is overrun. With every Marine trained to use a rifle effectively, cooks and clerks have been able to defend themselves. Now, some are insisting that to attract and keep tech savvy cyber-warriors, the Marines need to allow them to avoid boot camp and annual rifle training just like they do for Marine band musicians. If they do, they will be a huge difference between "real Marines" and people who simply wear the uniform but can’t fight. As a former Marine F-4 Pilot, I was very glad I had full combat training before flight training in case I got shot down over Vietnam. Let them hire tech people as civilian contractors, but don’t dumb down the real meaning of being a Marine for the sake of retention. In the same sense, here’s a great story about baseball coach John Scolinos about how you don’t change the size of home plate to accommodate people who can’t pitch well. He ends up relating it to what is happening in modern society and education. It’s a great read.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4365-Marines-Set-to-Abandon-"Every-Man-a-Rifleman"
Woman Loses It http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4364-Woman-Loses-It Wendi Wright of Orion County Tennessee was charged with felony reckless endangerment after pursuing Representative David Kustoff, striking the windows of his vehicle, and preventing his vehicle from leaving. His crime? Voting for the Republican healthcare bill. Before police arrived, Wright left the scene. But she posted the details of the incident on her Facebook account. She was arrested and taken into custody. She is free on a $1,000 bond and will be arraigned on May 15. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SUIT AT CNN The news about sexual harassment and firings at Fox News is well known. But not so well known is class-action suit against CNN. The lawsuit against CNN alleges rampant racism at the company’s Atlanta headquarters. It claims “among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a "glass ceiling." http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cnn-faces-growing-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-991036 So far, 175 people have requested to be part of the suit.

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Nasa’s Incompetence http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4363-Nasa’s-Incompetence NASA’s manned space capsule, Orion, is behind schedule, getting more costly, and now more dangerous for the astronauts.The first unmanned blast off of the Orion capsule has been pushed back to 2019. NASA’s inspector general says that the agency has already spent $26 billon on the program. The first manned mission may not happen until 2022. The chance of a fatal accident during re-entry and landing is now calculated to be “nearly twice what it is projected to be for astronauts traveling in a Dragon capsule slated to be flown back from the space station by entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/nasas-plans-for-mega-... Given NASA’s past problems with the Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, and Hubble Telescope, NASA would save the country billions of dollars by turning over its Orion technology to the private sector and exiting space exploration.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4363-Nasa’s-Incompetence
Private Property Confiscation In Germany http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4362-Private-Property-Confiscation-In-Germany Private property rights in Hamburg Germany are under assault by government authorities. More than two million migrants have surged into Germany and are overwhelming the supply of available housing. A shortage of housing has been building for years with rent control laws so strict that construction firms would be unable to recover the cost of construction. To solve the self inflicted housing shortage, the Hamburg government is now seizing vacant property. Some commercial properties have been seized since 2015 and converted into housing. Now residential properties are being seized and renovated to house migrants. The costs of renovating the properties are being charged to the owners of the properties. In a throwback to East Germany’s Stasi spy agency, Greens and Socialists have created a hotline and website so “local residents can report vacant properties.” So far nobody in Hamburg has challenged the constitutionality of the law.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4362-Private-Property-Confiscation-In-Germany
No Privacy For Drivers In California http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4361-No-Privacy-For-Drivers-In-California Private companies can go ahead and keep scanning and recording the license plates of parked cars in California. A bill in the state senate would have given owners of cars the right to cover their license plates when parked, failed in a committee vote. Automated license plate reader companies “are collecting massive amounts of data on innocent people’s driving patterns and selling it for profit,” according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The information is used by law enforcement, financial lenders, insurers, and collections agencies. More worrisome is that the software might be programmed to reveal “real time alerts about a driver’s whereabouts.”

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4361-No-Privacy-For-Drivers-In-California
Healthcare http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4360-Healthcare Over at Bloomberg, economist Tyler Cowen makes good observations about the political situation regarding Obamacare and Trumpcare. But Cowen leaves out any free market solution. America needs more doctors, surgeons, and nurses to provide competitive health care services. And more people competing for those services. Government restrictions on the health care industry keep prices high and prevents a free market for health care services from developing. SECRET SPYING ON CONGRESS Senator Rand Paul is asking the White House to investigate whether the Obama Administration ever surveilled or unmasked him. In an interview with Maria Bartiromo, Senator Paul revealed that two reporters have told him that the Obama Administration did look at Paul’s private information. Senator Paul went on to say that another Senator was also surveilled including his phone calls. “It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party, that would be enormous if true,” he said.If the Obama Administration did surveil political opponents it would be a constitutional crisis. Bigger than the Russian allegations.

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Loyalty http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4359-Loyalty Let’s hope the reports of President Trump asking for personal loyalty from former FBI Director Comey are fake news. In the American system of government, appointed and elected leaders swear to follow the Constitution. Not a person. The president is not a king or a dictator. He does not make the laws. He follows and enforces the laws. Our leaders are to set aside their personal interests and follow the laws. Requiring personal loyalty above loyalty to the Constitution would collapse yet another pillar of American strength and put us on the road to third world status.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4359-Loyalty
Signs Pro Life Bill Restricting Abortion After 20 Weeks http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4358-Signs-Pro-Life-Bill-Restricting-Abortion-After-20-Weeks The devide in the republican party continues. Abortion in Tennessee after the 20th week of pregnancy just became very difficult to legally justify, as a GOP-backed bill has been signed by a Republican governor. However, the attorney general, also a Republican, has called the law “constitutionally suspect.”

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4358-Signs-Pro-Life-Bill-Restricting-Abortion-After-20-Weeks
Restaurants Getting Hit By Increased Minimum Wage http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4357-Restaurants-Getting-Hit-By-Increased-Minimum-Wage At least 60 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area have closed in part due to the increased minimum wage. Tipped employees are not exempt from the new minimum wage laws. Rising labor costs have eaten away at restaurant’s profitability. Instead of helping people make more money, people are losing their jobs. Minimum wage laws make it more difficult for low-skilled workers to find work. Forced to pay above market prices for labor, businesses will hire only the best people who add the most value. In turn, people who are willing to work are crowded out and don’t have the opportunity to learn skills to make themselves more marketable.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4357-Restaurants-Getting-Hit-By-Increased-Minimum-Wage
The Trump Tax And Spending Plan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4356-The-Trump-Tax-And-Spending-Plan The Trump tax plan may be a fiscal calamity in the making. Along with new spending on infrastructure and defense, ten trillion dollars of deficits are projected over the next ten years. It’s thought that rosy projections of wage and GDP growth will close the gap. However, when money is borrowed out of the economy to fund the deficit, it crowds out the private sector. This money would be used by businesses and entrepreneurs to create goods and services to benefit consumers and grow the economy. Government spending gets directed towards special interests, politicians and their cronies and into projects that the private sector would never fund.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4356-The-Trump-Tax-And-Spending-Plan
Trump’s Tax Plan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4355-Trump’s-Tax-Plan The Trump tax cut proposal along with his push for increased defense and infrastructure spending may be a fiscal calamity in the making. The tax plan is based on rosy projections of wage and GDP growth that may not pan out. Money taxed out of the economy by the government ends up in the hands of special interests, politicians, and their cronies. Were this money kept in the economy, it would be used by businesses and entrepreneurs to create goods and services to benefit consumers.

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Federal Prisosn May Be Filling Up http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4354-Federal-Prisosn-May-Be-Filling-Up Changes are underway at the Department of Justice. Attorney General Sessions is sweeping away the Obama Administration’s relaxed rules on prosecuting drug offenses. Under these new rules, the toughest practices of the drug war will return. Now US Attorneys will be charging non-violent defendants in such a way so as to trigger long mandatory minimum sentences that packed federal prisons. Since becoming Attorney General, Sessions has renewed the push for federal contracts with private prisons in anticipation of increased incarceration rates.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4354-Federal-Prisosn-May-Be-Filling-Up
This Week In History http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4353-This-Week-In-History On May 14, 1607, over one hundred English colonists landed in Jamestown, Virginia. The captains of the ships observed of their passengers, "Only 12 are laborers, ten or 12 are mechanics, while 48 are gentlemen, and there are no women." Carving out a living in the wilderness required hard manual labor. These English gentleman and their man servants did not know how to work. Apparently they were not willing to learn either. By the following year, 80% of the landing party were dead.

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Ethical Swamp At The FBI http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4352-Ethical-Swamp-At-The-FBI Leadership at the FBI can’t seem to get a break this week. With Mr. Comey’s firing, Andrew McCabe is now Acting Director. But it gets complicated. McCabe’s wife received $750,000 when she ran for state senate in Virginia from a Political Action Committee controlled by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.Governor McAuliffe is the target of a federal FBI criminal investigation that is being led by Andrew McCabe. Attorney General Sessions is seeking to relieve McCabe of this ethical quagmire by appointing an interim director to lead the FBI who won’t need Senate confirmation.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4352-Ethical-Swamp-At-The-FBI
Press Brlefings Down The Drain? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4351-Press-Brlefings-Down-The-Drain? President Trump promised to drain the swamp. We’re getting a clearer picture of what he meant. The President hinted at ending daily press briefings and replacing them with written responses to ensure accuracy. Closing the press briefing room and ending daily press briefings would not only save the government money but it would be a major step towards fulfilling another campaign promise to drain the Washington swamp. A White House focused on governing as opposed to combating the media is good for all Americans.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Wants Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to Defend Illegals http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4350-Gov.-Jerry-Brown-Wants-Millions-of-Taxpayer-Dollars-to-Defend-Illegals In a state where tax rates are already very high and budget shortfalls are common Governor Jerry Brown is calling for millions of dollars more from California taxpayers to provide legal aid to illegal aliens who face deportation by the federal government. Governor Brown is following the trend already established in liberal sanctuary cities like San Francisco, Las Angeles, and Sacramento to use taxpayer money from American citizens to defend people who have broken our laws, by entering our country illegally, sometimes on more than one occasion. The fact that many illegals also commit crimes against the legal citizens of California is apparently of no concern to Jerry Brown and his cohorts.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4350-Gov.-Jerry-Brown-Wants-Millions-of-Taxpayer-Dollars-to-Defend-Illegals
Second Wave of Cyberattacks Beginning http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4349-Second-Wave-of-Cyberattacks-Beginning According to some British cyber experts, the massive cyberattack that occurred last Friday that affected governments, businesses, and hospitals around the world is just the beginning. A second wave of attacks is already occurring and they are coming from multiple unknown sources and will be mostly keenly be felt early in the work week as computers in many locations are turned back on. The attacks are using malware apparently stolen from inside the United States government, specifically the National Security Agency. The stolen malware was leaked to WikiLeaks, and is now in the hands of other sources. So far, the attacks have all occurred outside of the United States, but that is expected to change in the next few days and federal agencies are doing what they can to prepare.

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ABC Cancels Show “The Real O’Neals” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4348-ABC-Cancels-Show-“The-Real-O’Neals” After only two seasons ABC has finally seen the hand writing on the wall and cancelled its controversial sitcom “The Real O’Neals” The show came under fire immediately after its first segment because of what many groups such as the Media Research Center called its incredible bias against the Catholic religion and the shows’s pro-gay agenda. From the beginning very few viewers seemed to find any humor in the show and ratings tumbled. Despite this ABC renewed the show for a second season in order to continue to push the network’s far left political agenda. However, when pressure on sponsors continued to increase and ratings continued to fall the show was finally cancelled.

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Obamacare Prices to Rise Again http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4347-Obamacare-Prices-to-Rise-Again Just days after major insurance companies Aetna and Humana announced they were pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges entirely, state insurance commissioners in some states have already started receiving requests for premium price hikes next year. Virginia and Maryland have reported requests for premium increases from 10% to over 50%.

These requests are coming amid the increasing loss of competition among the remaining companies. At least 40% of the counties in the country will have only one insurance company remaining in the markets, and some will have none at all, leaving consumers with virtually no options for purchasing health insurance under Obamacare that democrats continue to defend.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4347-Obamacare-Prices-to-Rise-Again
Schumer Supports Delaying Vote on new FBI Director until Special Prosecutor Appointed http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4346-Schumer-Supports-Delaying-Vote-on-new-FBI-Director-until-Special-Prosecutor-Appointed New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrat minority leader in the Senate has declared that he supports the demand by Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to try and delay the vote on any new FBI director, regardless of who it is, until a special prosecutor is appointed. They want this special prosecutor to investigate the alleged collusion between Trump and his campaign to influence the outcome of last November’s presidential election.

The fact that no evidence of any such collusion has been found does not matter. Many critics point out that Democrats are so obsessed with Clinton’s loss to Trump that they will do anything they can to disrupt the new administration even if it puts America’s intelligence community and law enforcement capabilities at risk. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrat minority leader in the Senate has declared that he supports the demand by Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to try and delay the vote on any new FBI director, regardless of who it is, until a special prosecutor is appointed. They want this special prosecutor to investigate the alleged collusion between Trump and his campaign to influence the outcome of last November’s presidential election.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4346-Schumer-Supports-Delaying-Vote-on-new-FBI-Director-until-Special-Prosecutor-Appointed
North Korea Test Fires Another Missile http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4345-North-Korea-Test-Fires-Another-Missile Just days after a new leader was elected in South Korea and expressed a desire to open a dialogue with North Korea, the NK dictator, Kim Jong Un responded by test firing another ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan not far from Russia. This seems to be another indication that the erratic dictator has not going to change his bad behavior and is going to continue his provocative and dangerous activities. American and South Korean military sources have yet to confirm the type of missile launched, but have stated that they do believe it was an ICBM.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4345-North-Korea-Test-Fires-Another-Missile
Trump Approval Pulls Back Near Record Low http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4344-Trump-Approval-Pulls-Back-Near-Record-Low President Donald Trump's approval rating saw a small improvement after the missile strike in Syria last month but has pulled back near a record low in a new Quinnipiac University national poll. The poll found that 36 percent of voters approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, while 58 percent disapprove. Trump's approval rose to 40 percent in a poll conducted shortly after the attack on Syria but is now back near the record low of 35 percent seen in a poll released in early April Quinnipiac noted Trump is losing support among independents voters as well as white voters with no college degree and white men, which are important parts of his base. "There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. The poll also found that 58 percent of voters say Trump's first 100 days in office have been "mainly a failure," while 38 percent say they have been "mainly a success." The Quinnipiac survey of 1,078 voters was conducted May 4th through 9th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Hyundai And Kia Ordered To Recall 240,000 CarsSouth Korea's transport ministry has ordered automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. to recall 240,000 cars after a whistle-blower raised concerns about defects in twelve models made by the two automakers.The whistle-blower is a former Hyundai employee with 26 years at the company, who tipped off the government about 32 defects in the vehicles. The recall covers five of these defects.


The recall is the first compulsory recall ordered by South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for Hyundai and its affiliate Kia, after the two companies refused to act voluntarilyThe automakers had previously argued that the defects, including in parking brake warning lights, posed no danger to driving safety. The ministry has also asked prosecutors in Seoul to investigate whether the automakers allegedly covered up the five flaws that affect 12 models. The models subject to the recall include Hyundai's Avante compact, i30 hatchback, Sonata midsize sedan and Sante Fe crossover as well as the luxury Genesis G80 and EQ900 sedans, and Kia's Mohave, Sorento SUVs and the Carnival minivan.These vehicles were found to have problems with their vacuum pipes, fuel hoses, parking brake light problems and other faulty componentsIn response to the recall order, Hyundai and Kia said in a joint statement that they accept the decision and will take all necessary steps to repair or replace the faulty parts in the affected models as early as possible.The automakers are required to announce their recall plans through media and notify the owners of affected vehicles of their planned recalls within the next thirty days.Hyundai and Kia together form the world's fifth-largest car maker by sales. The companies are targeting sales of a combined 8.25 million vehicles in 2017, up from the 7.9 million units they sold globally last year.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4344-Trump-Approval-Pulls-Back-Near-Record-Low
U.S. Consumer Prices Rise 0.2% Amid Rebound In Energy Prices http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4343-U.S.-Consumer-Prices-Rise-0.2%-Amid-Rebound-In-Energy-Prices Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4343-U.S.-Consumer-Prices-Rise-0.2%-Amid-Rebound-In-Energy-Prices U.S. Retail Sales Climb 0.4% In April, Less Than Expected http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4342-U.S.-Retail-Sales-Climb-0.4%-In-April,-Less-Than-Expected Retail sales in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.4 percent in April compared to economist estimates for 0.6 percent growth. However, the report also said retail sales inched up by a revised 0.1 percent in March versus the 0.2 percent drop originally reported. The increase in retail sales was partly due to a rebound in auto sales, with sales by motor vehicle and parts dealers rising by 0.7 percent in March after falling by 0.5 percent in February. Excluding the rebound in auto sales, retail sales rose by 0.3 percent in April, matching the increase seen in the previous month as well as economist estimates. Sales by non-store retailers, electronics and appliance stores, and building materials and supplies dealers saw significant growth. However, the upside was limited by decreases in sales by clothing and accessories stores, furniture and home furnishings stores, and general merchandise stores. Closely watched core retail sales, which exclude autos, gasoline, building materials and food service, edged up by 0.2 percent in April after climbing by 0.7 percent in March. The Commerce Department said total retail sales in April were up by 4.5 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4342-U.S.-Retail-Sales-Climb-0.4%-In-April,-Less-Than-Expected
Paul Craig Roberts Wrong on North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4341-Paul-Craig-Roberts-Wrong-on-North-Korea Sometimes Robert’s anti-globalism leads him to suspect that every enemy the globalists highlight must be false, which is isn’t true. He said,

"The North Korean "crisis" is a Washington orchestration... N. Korea has not attacked or invaded anyone in 64 years." Wrong. North Korea has attacked S. Korea or the US every couple of years. They shot dead a US Army major on the DMZ, shelled an Island city in SK, captured a US spy ship (USS Pueblo), and sunk various SK vessels. "N. Korea lacks the military strength to attack any country, such as South Korea and Japan, that is protected by the US." Wrong again. NK has a huge military and is very capable of invading SK. He says that, "China would not permit N. Korea to start a war." Well, not yet, but only because they aren’t ready yet, but NK is being preserved as the trigger event for WWIII. He thinks the entire NK controversy is designed by Washington to excuse putting in the THAAD ABM system into SK, close to China’s border. Sadly, neither does he think Russia or China are eventual enemies of the US

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4341-Paul-Craig-Roberts-Wrong-on-North-Korea
French Gang Up to Defeat Marine Le Pen http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4340-French-Gang-Up-to-Defeat-Marine-Le-Pen As I predicted, all the other parties joined together to defeat the surging right-wing, anti-globalist and anti-immigration National Front party led by Marine Le Pen. The victor, Emmanuel Macron, is a globalist and will make sure France doesn’t follow the UK into some form of Brexit. Le Pen is regrouping and will seek to redefine the movement by changing the name of the National Front party. The same thing happened in Austria and Belgium, where anti-EU political parties were barely defeated. This week the fragile coalition government in Austria fractured when the Deputy Prime Minister resigned, leaving an opening for the Freedom Party to call for new elections.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4340-French-Gang-Up-to-Defeat-Marine-Le-Pen
Democrats Say Trump Must Meet Demands Or Face Senate Shutdown http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4339-Democrats-Say-Trump-Must-Meet-Demands-Or-Face-Senate-Shutdown Democrats continued their efforts to slow down business in the Senate Thursday in order to pressure the Trump Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor for the Russia investigation and to give into other demands.

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President Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review voter fraud and voter suppression. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4338-President-Trump-signed-an-executive-order-Thursday-launching-a-commission-to-review-voter-fraud-and-voter-suppression. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration. Vice President Pence will chair the panel and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be vice chair of the commission.Donnald has vowed to investigate voter fraud. Democrats and voting rights groups called the panel a sham, arguing there are few, if any, credible allegations of significant voter fraud. They warned that the panel would be used to lay the groundwork for stricter voting requirements that could make it more difficult for poor and minority voters to access the ballot box. Even Obama publically admitted that both parties ingage in vote fraud!

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4338-President-Trump-signed-an-executive-order-Thursday-launching-a-commission-to-review-voter-fraud-and-voter-suppression.
Twitter CEO: “I believe it’s really important to hear directly from our leadership” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4337-Twitter-CEO:-“I-believe-it’s--really-important---to-hear-directly-from-our-leadership” Twitter CEO: “I believe it’s really important to hear directly from our leadership” - it’s also critical to hold leaders accountable.

Jack Dorsey has revealed why he doesn’t plan on banning President Donald Trump from the microblogging service anytime soon — despite facing repeated calls from his detractors to do so. “I believe it’s really important to hear directly from our leadership,” he told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview posted online, adding that it’s also critical to hold leaders accountable. Conversations should be held “out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors,” Dorsey said. “If we were all to suddenly take these platforms away, where does it go? What happens?” Dorsey asked. “It goes in the dark, and I just don’t think that’s good for anyone.”

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4337-Twitter-CEO:-“I-believe-it’s--really-important---to-hear-directly-from-our-leadership”
OPEC to U.S.: Please don't pump so much oil! http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4336-OPEC-to-U.S.:-Please-don't-pump-so-much-oil! (CNN/Money) OPEC has asked a favor of other major producers: Please stop pumping so much and help us balance the market.

The unusual plea was issued Thursday in the cartel’s closely-watched monthly report, which found that global markets are still suffering from too much supply. The report said that balancing the market would “require the collective efforts of all oil producers” and should be done “not only for the benefit of the individual countries, but also for the general prosperity of the world economy.” It looks like OPEC is openly calling for the United States to participate in a Global Price fixing scheme.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4336-OPEC-to-U.S.:-Please-don't-pump-so-much-oil!
Unemployment Levels Dropping Dramatically http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4335-Unemployment-Levels-Dropping-Dramatically When Donald Trump was campaigning for President he vowed to bring the unemployment rate down in the United States and there are new indications that this is happening. According to the latest figures from the Department of Labor as of April the number of Americans drawing unemployment benefits has dropped to its lowest number since 1988. This coupled with the fact that in the past four weeks new unemployment benefit claims have dropped to the lowest level since 1974. This is despite the fact the labor is force is much larger now. This is being seen by many economists as a sign that the recovery of the U.S. economy is speeding up.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4335-Unemployment-Levels-Dropping-Dramatically
ICE Leads Round-up of Gang Members http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4334-ICE-Leads-Round-up-of-Gang-Members Over the past six weeks the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has led a task force of federal, state, and local agencies in a nationwide round-up of known gang members. This is the largest such operation ever conducted and has netted a total of 1,378 gang members accused of drug and sex trafficking, murder and rape, weapons smuggling and racketeering as well as immigration violations.

ICE reports that 933 of the individuals arrested were U.S. citizens while 445 were citizens from other countries all over the world and most were here illegally. During the course of this operation Attorney General Jeff Sessions publicly declared war on violent gangs such as MS-13.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4334-ICE-Leads-Round-up-of-Gang-Members
Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Navy Craft http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4333-Russian-Jet-Buzzes-U.S.-Navy-Craft The Russian military just can’t seem to refrain from playing dangerous games with the United States Military. The latest incident occurred when a Russian jet fighter flew within 20 feet of an American naval P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft operating over international airspace in the Black Sea.

While it is not unusual for Russian and American aircraft and even ships to interact in international waters and airspace, but an encounter this close is considered highly dangerous and provocative. When looked at from the perspective of Russian fighters and bombers flying into U.S. airspace near Alaska and Russian spy ships off of our coasts, it becomes obvious that Putin is testing America and its new President, Donald Trump.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4333-Russian-Jet-Buzzes-U.S.-Navy-Craft
Tom Perez Leads Demonstration Supporting James Comey http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4332-Tom-Perez-Leads-Demonstration-Supporting-James-Comey Last October newly elected Democrat National Committee Chairman Tom Perez was one of the Democrats loudly demanding that FBI director James Comey be fired for his alleged betrayal of Hillary Clinton. In November, Perez was blaming Comey for Hillary’s defeat by Donald Trump. Now, he is out in front of the White House protesting the firing of someone he and other Democrats have repeatedly vilified.

Many in the mainstream media are supporting Perez, but other commentators are pointing out that the only possible reason for this is the fact that Comey was fired by President Trump instead of President Clinton.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4332-Tom-Perez-Leads-Demonstration-Supporting-James-Comey
Democrats Trying to Force Appointment of Special Prosecutor http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4331-Democrats-Trying-to-Force-Appointment-of-Special-Prosecutor Democrats in Congress are planning to use a discharge petition to bypass Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and force a vote on appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russian government to somehow steal the presidential election from Hillary Clinton. They would only need a hand full of Republican House and Senate members to join them to get it passed.

However, there are several potential problems with this. First, special federal prosecutors are usually appointed when someone has either been charged with a federal crime or is about to be. There is absolutely no evidence at this point that there was any collusion, must less that a crime was committed. In addition, the President can fire the FBI director at any time for any reason. Again, there is no crime.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4331-Democrats-Trying-to-Force-Appointment-of-Special-Prosecutor
Former Dem Representative Found Guilty of Fraud http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4330-Former-Dem-Representative-Found-Guilty-of-Fraud Corrine Brown, a former Democrat member of Congress in Florida has been found guilty of 18 counts of fraud and tax evasion in a Federal court in Jacksonville, Florida. Brown took thousands of dollars out of her charity, One Door For Education Foundation Inc., for her own personal use. She was found to have spent the money on trips, shopping excursions and parties. Brown served in congress from 1993 until she lost her primary election in 2016. Others involved with the charity or on Brown’s congressional staff have also either entered guilty pleas or been found guilty in court.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4330-Former-Dem-Representative-Found-Guilty-of-Fraud
Chaffetz Requests Justice Department Investigation of Comey Firing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4329-Chaffetz-Requests-Justice-Department-Investigation-of-Comey-Firing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has asked the Justice Department to investigate President Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. In a letter sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday, Chaffetz requested an expansion of an investigation of actions by the Justice Department and the FBI in advance of last year's elections. "Previously I asked Inspector General Horowitz to review the FBI's actions in advance of the 2016 election," Chaffetz said in a statement.

"Today I sent a letter urging IG Horowitz to expand the scope of his review to include the decision to fire Director Comey," he added. "I look forward to receiving the IG's findings." The request from Chaffetz comes after Trump's surprise decision to fire Comey was revealed by the White House on Tuesday. Trump cited recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who based their recommendation in part on Comey's decision to publicize the results of the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The move has generated considerable criticism, however, as it comes as Comey was leading an investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign. Democrats have argued that Comey's firing reinforces the need for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, although Republican leaders have rejected their demands.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4329-Chaffetz-Requests-Justice-Department-Investigation-of-Comey-Firing
​Workers Took Down a statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4328-​Workers-Took-Down-a-statue-of-Jefferson-Davis-in-New-Orleans Early Thursday-152 Years and One Day After the Confederate President was Captured by Union Forces workers removed the 6-foot statue from its 12-foot pedestal and put it on a trailer to be moved to a city warehouse, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Police kept supporters and opponents of the move apart. The office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement saying the city had begun removing statues erected decades after the Civil War by the "Cult of the Lost Cause," which the office calls a "movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy.

Davis lived in New Orleans for years after the war and died there in 1889. In an earlier statement, the mayor said it was an "affront" to "literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal" in the city's public places, CNN reports. Statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and PGT Beauregard are also due to be removed, the AP reports. Another monument, commemorating whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government, came down last month . The city council voted to remove the monuments in 2015, but more than a year of legal wrangling followed. Orleans Parish judge Kern Reese ruled that the removal of the huge bronze statue of Beauregard on horseback can proceed, saying, "This has gone on an inordinate amount of time.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4328-​Workers-Took-Down-a-statue-of-Jefferson-Davis-in-New-Orleans
Matt Drudge: "BIG DANGER: Small Leaks Sink Ships!!" http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4327-Matt-Drudge:-"BIG-DANGER:-Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships!!" Conservative journalist Matt Drudge tweeted Wednesday that President Trump's administration could very well be taken down by leaks. "We never got 1 damaging leak out of Obama White House staff in 8 yrs. Under Trump, they appear hourly," Drudge tweeted. "BIG DANGER: Small leaks sink ships!! Drudge then tweeted a link to an Axios story full of palace intrigue about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and commented, "Trump advisers leaking to media are now deliberately sabotaging presidency. Major house cleaning needed for survival. The Trump administration launched an unsuccessful effort in February to find leakers of damaging information.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4327-Matt-Drudge:-"BIG-DANGER:-Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships!!"
Gun Owner Saves Florida Deputy Who Was Pinned Down By Criminal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4326-Gun-Owner-Saves-Florida-Deputy-Who-Was-Pinned-Down-By-Criminal New cell phone footage of an incident in Florida has gone viral. Deputy Dean Bardes was tussling with a man on the highway. The police officer was pinned down and feared for his life. But then a concealed carry holder named Ashad Russell approached and shot the suspect.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4326-Gun-Owner-Saves-Florida-Deputy-Who-Was-Pinned-Down-By-Criminal
China Stockpiling Anti-ship Missiles in South China Sea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4325-China-Stockpiling-Anti-ship-Missiles-in-South-China-Sea While tensions with North Korea continue to rise, China is fanning the flames of tension in the region by deploying sophisticated missiles in the South China Sea. These missiles are specifically designed to hit warships including those American naval vessels in the area. U.S. Intelligence has confirmed that images show the land based missiles deployed on Yulin Naval base on the island of Hainan that is part of a contested group of islands south of china and near Vietnam.

According to similar reports by Israeli intelligence the missiles are fully deployed and ready to fire.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4325-China-Stockpiling-Anti-ship-Missiles-in-South-China-Sea
Military Tribunals Being Used to Stifle Dissent in Venezuela http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4324-Military-Tribunals-Being-Used-to-Stifle-Dissent-in-Venezuela The situation in the socialist nation continues to deteriorate rapidly with people starving to death as the economy collapses. People have taken to the streets by the thousands to protest the actions of the government and call for change. Some have been killed by government soldiers and hundreds have been arrested.

Activists are now expressing increasing concern that many of those arrested are being placed in military prisons and tried by military tribunals, where they don’t have access to regular attorneys and are being charged with inciting rebellion and face up to 30 years in prison. Many of them are young students, and human rights activists are reporting that as many as 250 tribunals are being conducted every week.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4324-Military-Tribunals-Being-Used-to-Stifle-Dissent-in-Venezuela
DUI Hit and Run Suspect Deported 15 Times http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4323-DUI-Hit-and-Run-Suspect-Deported-15-Times A suspect in San Diego who has been arrested for DUI and a hit and run that caused serious injuries to a six year old boy had been reportedly deported 15 times. Six other family members were also injured in the crash. The suspect, a Mexican citizen named Constantino Banda-Acosta is a 38 year old who was mostly recently deported on January 18th of this year.

This was the 15th time he has been deported since 2002 which means he was deported an average of once a year yet always managed to sneak back in through the porous California southern border. The boy and his family were returning from a day trip to Disneyland.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4323-DUI-Hit-and-Run-Suspect-Deported-15-Times
Another Blow to Obamacare as Aetna Pulls Out http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4322-Another-Blow-to-Obamacare-as-Aetna-Pulls-Out In another blow to the failing Obamacare Aetna Insurance has announced that it is pulling out of all of the Obamacare exchanges next year. In 2016 Aetna was selling plans in 15 states and suffering severe financial losses. This led to its decision to stop selling plans through the exchanges at all. According to HHS Secretary Tom Price “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that Obamacare has failed the American people”

Despite this overwhelming evidence that Obamacare cannot work Democrats continue to defend the broken law and impose it on the American people.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4322-Another-Blow-to-Obamacare-as-Aetna-Pulls-Out
Dems Threatening to Shut down Senate over Comey Firing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4321-Dems-Threatening-to-Shut-down-Senate-over-Comey-Firing Democrats in the United States Senate are threatening to use an obscure rule to essentially shut down the Senate if they don’t get a Special prosecutor appointed to investigate alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. They are claiming that the firing of James Comey by Trump is an attempt to stop the FBI’s investigation into the matter. The fact that even Senator Diane Feinstein has stated that there is no evidence of such collusion.

Commentators are pointing out that many of these same Senators would have applauded the firing if had been done by President Hillary Clinton.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4321-Dems-Threatening-to-Shut-down-Senate-over-Comey-Firing
ACLU Says Travel Ban is Unconstitutional Because it Came from Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4320-ACLU-Says-Travel-Ban-is-Unconstitutional-Because-it-Came-from-Trump While making an argument in the Fourth Circuit of Appeals ACLU lawyer Omar Jadwat made the extraordinary admission that the main reason the ACLU is opposing the travel ban is because it was issued by President Donald Trump. He further admitted that if the same Executive Order had been issued by a President Hillary Clinton the organization would not be challenging it because it would be considered Constitutional if it came from anyone other than Trump. He said that Trump’s language during the campaign is the only thing that they base the Constitutional claim on.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4320-ACLU-Says-Travel-Ban-is-Unconstitutional-Because-it-Came-from-Trump
European Shares Mostly Lower As Dollar Dips On Comey Sacking http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4319-European-Shares-Mostly-Lower-As-Dollar-Dips-On-Comey-Sacking European stocks fell slightly on Wednesday as the dollar snapped a two-day rally in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. Tensions surrounding North Korea also triggered some profit taking after recent gains.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was down 0.2 percent at 395.04 in late opening deals after rising half a percent the previous day.

The German DAX was marginally lower and France's CAC 40 index was moving down 0.2 percent, while the U.K.'s FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent despite a stronger pound.

French utility EDF fell marginally after reporting a slide in first-quarter sales.

HeidelbergCement fell 2.5 percent after reporting a first-quarter loss.

Roche Holding fell over 2 percent after its Tecentriq immuno-oncology drug failed in a late-stage clinical trial.

Insurer AXA rose half a percent on saying it plans to list part of U.S. operations in New York.

Dutch financial services company ING Groep rallied 2 percent after its first-quarter net profit topped estimates.

British life and health insurer Aviva rose about 1 percent after announcing the sale of its shareholdings in Spanish life insurance and pension joint ventures.

Barratt Developments soared 4 percent. The U.K. housebuilder said it expects pre-tax profit for the full year 2017 to be at the top end of current analyst estimates.

On a light day on the economic front, data published by the statistical office Insee showed that France's industrial production recovered at a faster than expected pace in March.

Industrial production grew 2 percent from February, when it declined 1.7 percent. Output was forecast to climb 1 percent.

Another report showed that France's trade deficit declined more-than-expected in March, as exports rose faster than imports.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4319-European-Shares-Mostly-Lower-As-Dollar-Dips-On-Comey-Sacking
FBI Director James Comey Dismissed By Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4318-FBI-Director-James-Comey-Dismissed-By-Trump In one of the most stunning developments in the Trump administration's first 110 days in power, FBI Director James Comey was abruptly dismissed on Tuesday.

The administration attributed the decision to fire Comey to recommendations from the Justice Department that included disapproval of the way the FBI chief handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

A statement from the White House said President Donald Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

The move has generated considerable criticism, however, as it comes as Comey was leading an investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., argued that Comey's firing reinforces the need for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

"If an independent special prosecutor is appointed, there still can be some faith that we can get to the bottom of this," Schumer told reporters. "If not, everyone will suspect a cover-up."

Trump fired back at Schumer on Twitter, noting that the Democratic leader previously indicated he did not have confidence in Comey.

"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!" Trump tweeted.

Trump claimed Comey had lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington and predicted lawmakers would thank him for firing the FBI director when things calm down.

According to a report from Politico, the president didn't call Comey to inform him of the decision but sent a private security guard to deliver the termination letter to FBI headquarters.

Comey was reportedly shocked to learn the news about his dismissal on TV while addressing FBI agents in Los Angeles.

Trump was enraged by the FBI chief investigating his associates and deliberated for more than a week before ousting Comey, Politico reported.

It is the third firing of a high profile Trump administration official following the dismissal of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Senate Votes To Confirm Scott Gottlieb As FDA Commissioner http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4317-Senate-Votes-To-Confirm-Scott-Gottlieb-As-FDA-Commissioner In a largely party-line vote, the Senate confirmed drug industry insider Scott Gottlieb as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.

The Senate voted 57 to 42 to confirm Gottlieb, with only five Democrats and Independent Senator Angus King, I-Maine, joining with Republicans to approve the nomination.

Gottlieb, who served as a deputy FDA commissioner in President George W. Bush's administration, spent years working as a consultant for drug companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Democrats have raised concerns about Gottlieb's close ties to an industry that he will now be in charge of regulating.

Gottlieb has previously been critical of FDA regulations and is expected to take steps to speed up the drug approval process.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4317-Senate-Votes-To-Confirm-Scott-Gottlieb-As-FDA-Commissioner
Poll Shows Obamacare More Popular Than Republican Alternative http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4316-Poll-Shows-Obamacare-More-Popular-Than-Republican-Alternative Republicans continue to move forward with a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the results of a Morning Consult/Politico poll show the GOP bill is less popular than the law they are attempting to replace.

Thirty-eight percent of voters strongly or somewhat approve of the Republican bill known as the American Health Care Act, although 44 percent strongly or somewhat disapprove of the measure.

In contrast, 50 percent of voters strongly or somewhat approve of Obamacare compared to the 42 percent that strongly or somewhat disapprove.

The poll unsurprisingly shows a significant partisan divide, with two-thirds of Republicans supporting the GOP bill and the vast majority of Democrats backing Obamacare.

Independents are about evenly split in their opinions on Obamacare, while a plurality disapproves of the Republican plan.

Morning Consult noted that many of the provisions of Obamacare are also more popular than their Republican alternatives.

The release of the poll results comes after the House voted 217 to 213 in favor of the Republican healthcare bill last Thursday, narrowly clearing the hurdle of the 216 votes needed.

Senate Republicans have indicated they plan to take their time in crafting their own legislation rather than vote on the bill that passed the House.

Democrats are likely to maintain their fierce opposition to any GOP proposal to repeal Obamacare amid expectations the strategy will benefit them in next year's midterm elections.

The Morning Consult/Politico survey of 1,996 registered voters was conducted May 4th through 6th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4316-Poll-Shows-Obamacare-More-Popular-Than-Republican-Alternative
Mexico Death Toll Second Highest in the World http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4315-Mexico-Death-Toll-Second-Highest-in-the-World The deaths in the drug wars in Mexico have now put it in second place in the world in conflict deaths. It has surpassed Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and is second only to Syria. The Trump administration is well aware of these numbers and the fact that the increasingly violent cartels are increasing their operations in the United States and sending both gang members and weapons across our border at every opportunity.

There is also growing evidence that the cartels are assisting potential terrorists from other countries in crossing our borders, possibly with weapons of mass destruction.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4315-Mexico-Death-Toll-Second-Highest-in-the-World
Illegal Immigration Down 70% Under Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4314-Illegal-Immigration-Down-70%-Under-Trump According to the Department of Homeland Security the number of people crossing the Southwestern border of the United States has decreased by 70% since Donald Trump became President as compared to the last year of the Obama administration.

In addition, in the month of April the number of illegal immigrant children fell below 1,000 for the first time in months.

In total during the month of April 11,129 illegals were apprehended and that was a drop from 12, 196 in March and a massive drop from the 43,251 in December 2016, the last month of the Obama administration. This has significantly reduced the financial pressure on the border states.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4314-Illegal-Immigration-Down-70%-Under-Trump
Pentagon Preparing to Expand Operations Against Taliban http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4313-Pentagon-Preparing-to-Expand-Operations-Against-Taliban President Trump is in the process of expanding the authority of the Pentagon to increase troop strength in Afghanistan and order additional use of air strikes. This changes the rules of engagement instituted by Obama that led to the United States allowing the resurgence of the Taliban and the expansion of Al Qaida and ISIS in the country.

This reverses the Obama tendency to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The projected increase in troops will include about 3,000 more American soldiers that will expand the counter terrorism efforts and the support of Afghan troops with training and additional air support.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4313-Pentagon-Preparing-to-Expand-Operations-Against-Taliban
Harvard University to Hold Black Only Graduation http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4312-Harvard-University-to-Hold-Black-Only-Graduation If a university anywhere in the United States was to announce the segregation of the graduation ceremony there would be hysteria on the left. However, that does not appear to be the case when Harvard University decided to hold a black only graduation. According to the university it is due to black students being subjected to “incidents of overt racism, microaggressions, passive racist comments, and the marginalization of minority experiences in both reading assignments and learning materials.”

Hence, Harvard liberals feel it is necessary to undo the decades long work of the civil rights movement to end racial segregation.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4312-Harvard-University-to-Hold-Black-Only-Graduation
Iran Test Fires Torpedo in Strait of Hormuz http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4311-Iran-Test-Fires-Torpedo-in-Strait-of-Hormuz In another blatant provocation the rogue state of Iran has test fired a torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz where most of the oil used around the world is transported. This comes on top if the Iranian shadowing and threatening U.S. Navy warships in the area. Despite, receiving over 1.5 billion dollars from the Obama administration, Iran shows no indication of actually complying with the terms of the nuclear treaty.

It has also continued to support Assad in Syria, and terrorism in places like Yemen and Israel. When coupled with the missile tests that violated United Nations resolutions Iran is clearly a bad actor that continues to get away with it.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4311-Iran-Test-Fires-Torpedo-in-Strait-of-Hormuz
President Trump Has Fired FBI Director James Comey http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4310-President-Trump-Has-Fired-FBI-Director-James-Comey In a move that has caught many by surprise President Donald Trump has fired James Comey as director of the FBI. Trump says he based the termination on the fact that he no longer believes that Comey could effectively continue to lead the country’s premier law enforcement agency.

Interestingly, Democrat leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer, who had been highly critical of Comey and blame him for causing Hillary Clinton to lose the presidential election are now claiming the firing was to stop the FBI from continuing the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The FBI and others have already stated they could not find any evidence of such collusion.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4310-President-Trump-Has-Fired-FBI-Director-James-Comey
FDA Commissioner Vote http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4309-FDA-Commissioner-Vote The Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday to confirm President Trump's Pick Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4309-FDA-Commissioner-Vote
President Trump Will Provide Heavier Arms to Syrian Kurds http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4308-President-Trump-Will-Provide-Heavier-Arms-to-Syrian-Kurds President Trump will provide heavier arms to Syrian Kurds in a move certain to anger Turkey, the New York Times reports.

The US will supply YPG with things like anti-tank missiles and heavy machine guns so the Kurdish militia can help take Raqqa, a Syrian city serving as the capital of the Islamic State. According to the Washington Post, Defense Department spokesperson Dana White says YPG is "the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future.

Here's the problem: Turkey says YPG is tied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, and both Turkey and the US consider the Kurdistan Workers' Party to be a terrorist group.

"We're going to sort it out," Defense Secretary James Mattis says.

Turkey is complaining about the US arming terrorists to fight terrorists.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4308-President-Trump-Will-Provide-Heavier-Arms-to-Syrian-Kurds
Pastors Hailing President Trump’s EO on Religious Freedom http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4307-Pastors-Hailing-President-Trump’s-EO-on-Religious-Freedom Religious leaders around the country are praising the latest Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump that allows church leaders to take political positions without threat of government sanctions. It also protects people from being persecuted for exercising their religious beliefs in their businesses. Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas has stated that Trump’s Executive Order has ended a “60-year-old governmental war” on religious freedom.

Atheists and other liberals are preparing numerous legal challenges against the order, but with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court there is a real chance that the First Amendment will be declared alive and well again.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4307-Pastors-Hailing-President-Trump’s-EO-on-Religious-Freedom
MS-13 Recruiting “Child” Soldiers http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4306-MS-13-Recruiting-“Child”-Soldiers The most violent gang in the United States is MS-13 that was started in Las Angeles almost twenty years ago and has expanded to a membership of over 20,000 in 46 states. Its members are mostly from the Central American countries of El Salvador and Honduras. Many of them are here illegally and seek protection in sanctuary cities. They engage in all types of criminal activities and seem to specialize more and more in brutal murders of innocent victims.

The group is actively recruiting among the children coming here from these countries, many of them as unaccompanied minors. These children are often forced into the organization and then trained to be killing machines. That is why Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared war on this brutal gang.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4306-MS-13-Recruiting-“Child”-Soldiers
Black Female Columnist Fired for Defending NRA http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4305-Black-Female-Columnist-Fired-for-Defending-NRA Stacy Washington is a black woman working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who committed the cardinal sin apparently according to her bosses at the liberal paper. She dared to break from the party line and wrote a column defending the NRA from the left wing claim that the pro Second Amendment organization is worse than ISIS.

Washington wrote a passionate defense of the much maligned NRA and a week later was suspended from her job so she promptly quit. The paper claimed that their action against her was not because of the column, but because she had failed to disclose that she had done some unpaid promotional work for the NRA. In other words, she was being punished strictly for exercising her Constitutional rights.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4305-Black-Female-Columnist-Fired-for-Defending-NRA
Seventh Grade Student Suspended for Liking a Picture http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4304-Seventh-Grade-Student-Suspended-for-Liking-a-Picture The political correctness movement in public schools is getting totally out of hand according to many critics. A seventh grade student at a Trenton Middle School has received a ten day suspension for liking a picture of an airsoft gun posted on Instagram. The caption on the post said “ready” and the school administration claimed that by liking it the student had showed a propensity for violence.

They then sent a letter to parents claiming that they had uncovered an alleged plan by a student to bring a gun to school.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4304-Seventh-Grade-Student-Suspended-for-Liking-a-Picture
Texas Bans Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4303-Texas-Bans-Sanctuary-Cities In a bold move that may set the tone for other states, the Texas legislature passed and Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law that the Governor says effectively bans sanctuary cities and counties in the state. It orders all cities and counties to fully follow federal law and assist in the detention of illegal aliens, primarily those who have committed other crimes while illegally in the country.

Cities and counties that fail to comply with the law can be fined up to $25,000 per day and local sheriffs or other officials can be subject to jail time for failing to comply with the applicable laws on detention of illegal criminals.
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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4303-Texas-Bans-Sanctuary-Cities
Trump Makes Ten Judicial Appointments That Please Gun Owners http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4302-Trump-Makes-Ten-Judicial-Appointments-That-Please-Gun-Owners President Donald Trump has made his first ten appointments of federal judges, and the choices appear to be pleasing to gun owners and others who support constitutionalist appointees. According to the Second Amendment Foundation all of the people tapped by Trump seem to be the type of judges that he promised to appoint while campaigning for President.

The promise to support the right to keep and bear arms was what led Trump to receive the earliest endorsement in a campaign ever given by the National Rifle Association. There are several key cases on the Second Amendment pending in the federal courts.
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Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4302-Trump-Makes-Ten-Judicial-Appointments-That-Please-Gun-Owners
Fewer Girl Scouts in Kansas? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4301-Fewer-Girl-Scouts-in-Kansas? According to Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of the Kansas City archdiocese, Girl Scouts “… is no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel.” The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, is transferring its support to a Christian-based scouting program, American Heritage Girls. The Archdiocese of Kansas City includes Kansas City and much of eastern Kansas.

Members who consider Girl Scouts too liberal may join American Heritage Girls, which supports traditional family values and has no connection with abortion rights groups or with feminists. No more Girl Scout cookies?
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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4301-Fewer-Girl-Scouts-in-Kansas?
Liberal Massachusetts Judge Helps Illegal Avoid ICE Detainer http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4299-Liberal-Massachusetts-Judge-Helps-Illegal-Avoid-ICE-Detainer In an unprecedented action a Democrat Judge in Massachusetts released an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic on $2500 bail despite the fact that he is a twice convicted felon who had already been deported once and is currently charged with rape. The prosecutors asked for $100,000 bail, but Judge Mary Beth Heffernan insisted on $2500 when she learned that ICE was issuing a detainer and coming to get him. When they arrived he was long gone and can’t be found. For this judge, protecting a convicted illegal from being detained and deported was more important to her than getting justice for an innocent young woman.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4299-Liberal-Massachusetts-Judge-Helps-Illegal-Avoid-ICE-Detainer
Centrist Emmanuel Macron Wins French Election http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4298-Centrist-Emmanuel-Macron-Wins-French-Election The new President of France is Emmanuel Macron, a centrist candidate who defeated Marne Le Pen by a wide margin. Macron inherits a French economy that is in shambles with high unemployment throughout the country. He will also have deal with the self-inflicted wounds caused by very lenient immigration program that has led to a series of disastrous terrorist attacks. Macron is considered a political outsider with a background in investment banking. It is hoped he bring needed changes that will rescue the French people from the socialist policies of his predecessors.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4298-Centrist-Emmanuel-Macron-Wins-French-Election
North Korea Arrests Another American for Hostile Acts http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4297-North-Korea-Arrests-Another-American-for-Hostile-Acts Kim Hak Song is an American citizen who worked at the Pyonyang University. He is the second American who worked there that has been arrested by the North Korean government for so-called “hostile acts”. It is a familiar charge, but specifics are never provided and it appears that simply being an American citizen is enough to justify your arrest in North Korea Other Americans who have detained have been subjected to mock trails and received lengthy prison sentences.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4297-North-Korea-Arrests-Another-American-for-Hostile-Acts
Stephen Colbert of CBS May Be in HUGE Trouble for NASTY Trump Statement http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4293---Stephen-Colbert-of-CBS-May-Be-in-HUGE-Trouble-for-NASTY-Trump-Statement According to the Washington Post The FCC is scrutinizing Stephen Colbert's vulgar joke about President Trump on “The Late Show” this week, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, and will consider a possible fine.“I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — we are going to take the facts that we find, and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Courtand other courts, and we’ll take the appropriate action,” Pai said on Philadelphia radio station WPHT-AM.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4293---Stephen-Colbert-of-CBS-May-Be-in-HUGE-Trouble-for-NASTY-Trump-Statement
Target ​Doubles ​Down on '​Gay' ​Pride ​Despite ​Losses in ​Bathroom ​War http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4292-Target-​Doubles-​Down-on-'​Gay'-​Pride-​Despite-​Losses--in-​Bathroom-​War Rainbow-themed merchandise reflects retail giant's aggressive LGBT stance WND.com Reports Despite the drastic financial blowback Target Corporation has been weathering since announcing its plan last year to allow men to enter women’s bathroom facilities, the retail giant is continuing full-speed ahead in its pursuit of LGBT social activism, all in the name of “inclusivity. ”For the second year, Target is using a #TakePride hashtag on social media to promote its rainbow-themed online merchandise. The retailer’s “pride” paraphernalia include tee-shirts, swim trunks, flip- flops, headphones, iPhone cases and an assortment of other products emblazoned with LBGT logos.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4292-Target-​Doubles-​Down-on-'​Gay'-​Pride-​Despite-​Losses--in-​Bathroom-​War
Convoluted Contest in Alabama http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4291-Convoluted-Contest-in-Alabama When Senator Jeff Sessions was made US Attorney General, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Luther Strange to fill Sessions’ former seat. That whiff of sewage? Bentley was the central character in a scandal and Strange, Alabama Attorney General, was prosecuting him. Bentley resigned in April 2017.

Bentley’s successor, Gov. Kay Ivey, designated August 18 as the date for a special primary election to replace Strange. A runoff will take place on Sept. 26, and the general election will be held on Dec. 12.
Who are the candidates? First is Luther Strange, as noted, and a dark horse is former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Roy Moore.
Moore was booted from the court for directing state probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals.
Many Alabamans view Moore as having a degree of decency seldom attributed to conventional politicians—Strange and Bentley, for example.
A recent poll shows Moore with 30 percent, Strange at 20 percent, and Rep. Mo Brooks with low double-digit support.
With over three months until the primary, anything can happen.
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Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4291-Convoluted-Contest-in-Alabama
Alaska Senator Introduces Bill Break Up Court of Appeals http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4290-Alaska-Senator-Introduces-Bill-Break-Up-Court-of-Appeals Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan and Senator Steve Daines of Montana have introduced a bill in the Senate to break up the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, calling the current circuit unwieldy. The Ninth Circuit covers all of the western states and 20% of the American population. It is staffed with mostly very liberal justices and its decisions are reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court over 80% of the time. Its justices were responsible for upholding the lower court ruling against Trump’s travel ban on refugees from certain countries until they were fully vetted.

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Texan with Concealed Carry Permit Takes Down Crazed Shooter http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4289-Texan-with-Concealed-Carry-Permit-Takes-Down-Crazed-Shooter When a crazed shooter entered a sports bar in Arlington, Texas and shot an employee. Before he could shoot anyone else a local resident who was in the bar with his wife, and had a concealed weapon permit. pulled his pistol and took out the shooter. The man is being hailed as a hero, and Second Amendment advocates are pointing to this case as proof that armed citizens can save lives.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4289-Texan-with-Concealed-Carry-Permit-Takes-Down-Crazed-Shooter
House Barely Passes New Health Care Law http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4288-House-Barely-Passes-New-Health-Care-Law In a nail biter House Republicans passed the repeal and replace Obamacare bill with only two votes to spare. The bill will now go to the U.S, Senate where it is expected it will be heavily amended. A group of House and Senate members will then meet in conference to try and reconcile the two versions before it goes back for a vote in both Houses. Democrats are expected to oppose any versions and force Americans to live with the failing Obamacare.

For Republicans this is only the first step in fulfilling their pledge to the American people.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4288-House-Barely-Passes-New-Health-Care-Law
BOGUS CLAIMS ABOUT RUSSIAN NUKES IN OCEAN http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4287-BOGUS-CLAIMS-ABOUT-RUSSIAN-NUKES-IN-OCEAN This week a story hit the internet by a “former colonel” in the Russian military claiming that Putin is planting deep-sea 'mole nukes' near the US coast that are capable of causing a tsunami on the East and West coasts. The UK Daily Mail gave it front page coverage:

Viktor Baranetz said that in the event of a war, the bombs would be detonated and cause a tsunami that would wipe out much of the coastal US. Baranetz admitted there is no way for Russia to outspend America on defense, so the military is forced to go to extreme lengths to make sure they come out on top.

Other moves designed to outfox the US are nuclear missiles which can be steered in the air, meaning their trajectory cannot be calculated, he claimed. Baranetz made the astonishing claims in an interview with Russian paper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

'We are quietly "seeding" the U.S. shoreline with nuclear "mole" missiles. They dig themselves in and "sleep" until they are given the command... 'Oh, it seems I've said too much,' he interrupted himself by saying, before adding: 'I should hold my tongue.'

A Russian government spokesman dismissed Baranetz's claims, describing them as 'strange' and adding that the report should 'not be taken seriously.'

That’s right. This is a bogus claim. No Russian colonel would make such statements in public if true. He’d be dead within hours.

Besides, this strategy has no real military value compared to the costs. It would take planting nukes every 10 miles to blanket our eastern coastline, for example and use up valuable resources for very little military damage. Even if they only planted them outside military bases at Norfolk, Va., Kings Bay, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fl., such an attack would not damage the US ability to retaliate since most of our ballistic missiles are inland. Neither Russia or China are going to start a war by hitting a few military targets. They will do a massive pre-emptive strike on all US military first response targets because that’s the only way to limit the possibility of US retaliation. Anything less would be military suicide, and neither Russia nor China are stupid.

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EU's Barnier Unveils Brexit Mandate http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4286-EU's-Barnier-Unveils-Brexit-Mandate Divorce talks between the European Union and the UK will take time and may be painful, European Commission Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday, as he unveiled the EU's draft mandate for Article 50 negotiations.

"With our recommendation today, we are on track to make sure that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union happens in an orderly fashion," Barnier said in Brussels.

"This is in the best interests of everyone. As soon as the UK is ready, we shall start negotiating in a constructive manner."

The directives were presented after leaders of the EU27 countries agreed on April 29 the political guidelines to be adopted for the talks.

The latest mandate complements the guidelines and provides the necessary details to conduct the first phase of the negotiations, the EU said.

The document details the two-phased approach and prioritizes those matters which are necessary to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

"Some have created the illusion that Brexit would have no material impact on our lives or that negotiations can be concluded quickly and painlessly," Barnier said.

"This is not the case; we need sound solutions. We need legal precision and this will take time," he said.

The UK must put a great deal of energy and effort into - citizens' right, the financial settlement and the new external borders, over the next weeks and months, the EU official said. That will increase the chances of reaching a deal, he added.

"The clock is ticking," Barnier warned, adding he wanted a cordial Brexit.

"The UK's decision to leave the European Union has now caused ten months of uncertainty...We need to remove that uncertainty. It is high time to start negotiating," Barnier said.

The Brexit talks will be difficult, he said, stressing on the need for the EU to remain "cool-headed and solution-oriented."

The EU has already rejected the UK wish to have talks simultaneously on exit and the future relationship with the union.

In a report on Wednesday, the Financial Times reckoned that the Brexit is set to cost the UK as much as EUR 100 billion, much higher than the EUR 60 billion estimated earlier.

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis responded in an interview to the ITV that the government will not pay that much.

Dismissing the idea of a Brexit bill as a punishment for the UK, Barnier said there would be only a settling of accounts.

Safeguarding the status and rights of citizens, both British and others, will be the first priority in Brexit talks, the EU said.

Financial settlement should be agreed before talks can progress in the second phase and solutions must be found to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, the EU added.

The recommendations will be presented to the European Council and is set to be adopted by the General Affairs Council on May 22.

The first formal meeting between the EU and the UK negotiators is likely to be in June, the EU said, given date of the General Election in the UK.

Barnier said he expects the first phase of talks to conclude around October next year.

The country will cease to be an EU member at midnight on March 29, 2018, unless the European Council decides unanimously to extend the two-year negotiating period.

Cherry-picking of the Single Market will not be permitted and the Union's four freedoms will remain indivisible, the EU reiterated.

The EU has also barred individual member states from holding Brexit talks with the UK.

Leaked reports suggested that a dinner last week between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the British Prime Minister Theresa May turned out to be a disaster. According to reports, Juncker was unimpressed by May's approach to Brexit talks.

Both Barnier and Davis, who were present at the dinner, dismissed such reports regarding the dinner, on Wednesday.

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Trump Suggests Eliminating Filibuster In The Senate http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4285-Trump-Suggests-Eliminating-Filibuster-In-The-Senate President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday the Senate should eliminate the current filibuster rules in order for Republicans to more easily pass legislation on key issues.

In posts to Twitter regarding a recent agreement on a long-term government spending bill, Trump indicated support for changing Senate rules to allow bills to advance with only a majority vote.

"The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!" Trump tweeted.

He added, "We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!"

The tweets from Trump come amid reports lawmakers have reached an agreement on a bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, avoiding a potential shutdown.

The agreement on the spending bill came only after Trump backed off demands over his proposed border wall and Obamacare payments.

Last Friday, Trump signed a stopgap spending bill providing funding for the government through May 5th as lawmakers continued to negotiate a longer-term agreement.

Republicans recently voted to change Senate rules to prevent Democrats from filibustering Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's nomination.

However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has indicated he would be unwilling to change the filibuster rules on legislation.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4285-Trump-Suggests-Eliminating-Filibuster-In-The-Senate
Greece And Creditors Strike Deal On Bailout Reforms http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4284-Greece-And-Creditors-Strike-Deal-On-Bailout-Reforms Greece reached a deal with its international creditors early Tuesday, on reforms ranging from further cuts to pensions to less tax breaks, thus paving the way for the disbursement of the next tranche of funds from the EUR 86 billion bailout agreed in 2015 and the start of talks on a possible debt relief. The Greek government and lender institutions agreed a "preliminary echnical agreement" on reforms under the bailout deal, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos announced on Tuesday. "There was white smoke," he said after overnight talks, in an allusion to the papal election.

Staff teams from the European Commission, the European Stability Mechanism, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund held talks with the Greek authorities on the policy package. Discussions over the release of the next bailout tranche totaling more than EUR 7 billion had stalled after a review mission to Athens returned in December without reaching a deal. The country is in dire need of bailout cash to meet debt repayment of more than EUR 7 billion due in July, or risk default. Welcoming the Tuesday's agreement, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said this will be "complemented by discussions in the coming weeks on a credible strategy for ensuring that Greece's debt is sustainable."

The Greek government hopes to legislate the agreed measures by May 16, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, a government spokesman, said. He described the latest deal as "balanced". The measures must be passed by the Greek parliament ahead of the euro area finance ministers meeting on May 22, when they may approve the disbursal of the emergency funds and agree to start talks on debt relief for the country. "The agreement reached overnight in Athens on the Greek Stability Support Programme is a very positive development following months of complex negotiations," Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, said.

"These new efforts agreed by the Greek authorities open the way for a rapid conclusion of the second review." The swift implementation of these commitments should enable the Eurogroup to endorse this agreement at its next meeting, he added. Under the deal, Athens has agreed to carry out pension cuts in 2019 and raise taxes, and privatize its energy market. Reports suggested that the Greek government and lenders are yet to have a concrete agreement on primary surpluses. Main opposition party the New Democracy voiced its opposition to the deal on Tuesday. The centrist To Potami party also attacked the Syriza's Alexis Tsipras-led government over the deal. It is widely expected that the government will be able get the deal approved by the parliament and avoid having an early election.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4284-Greece-And-Creditors-Strike-Deal-On-Bailout-Reforms
Executive Order has no teeth http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4283-Executive-Order-has-no-teeth On April 26 President Trump signed an executive order “Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education.” (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/26/presidential-executive-order-enforcing-statutory-prohibitions-federal) Based on the hullaballoo about the feds putting their muscle in every human endeavor, this Exec. Order might be considered a good thing. The title is encouraging, but don’t get your hopes up.

Section 1. Policy, consists of a run-on sentence that includes the words “preserve” and “Common Core State Standards initiative.” Search your memory—can you think of anything that is less helpful to real education than Common Core? Which likely means the executive order requires dentures—it has no teeth.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4283-Executive-Order-has-no-teeth
Protest against climate change http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4282-Protest-against-climate-change Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington D.C. on Saturday in a protest against climate change. (Some claim the number of marchers exceeded 200,000; this has not been substantiated.) The march marked President Trump’s one-hundredth day in office. Trump has signed several orders aimed at making the EPA less regulatory. No tweets were evidenced from Trump…

Many creative signs waved included the following: “Good planets are hard to find,” “Make Earth Great Again!” “May the forest be with you,” “There is no planet B,” and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resist.”

The marchers, who circumnavigated the White House, slowed at the end of their lap as the temperature approached 97 °F. The gang of protesters gathered under trees to picnic at Lafayette Square, filling trash cans and garbage bags instead of leaving litter. Twenty-seventeen is the hottest April recorded for Washington, D.C.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4282-Protest-against-climate-change
Sonny Perdue Confirmed As Next Agriculture Secretary http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4281-Sonny-Perdue-Confirmed-As-Next-Agriculture-Secretary Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was easily confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of Agriculture on Monday. The Senate voted 87 to 11 in favor of Perdue's nomination, with 35 Democrats joining with the Republicans in the chamber. Georgia Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., voted "present," while Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., did not vote.

Perdue's confirmation nearly fills out President Donald Trump's Cabinet, with only Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta and U.S. trade representative nominee Robert Lighthizer awaiting votes.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4281-Sonny-Perdue-Confirmed-As-Next-Agriculture-Secretary
Mnuchin Pledges Biggest Tax Cut In U.S. History http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4280-Mnuchin-Pledges-Biggest-Tax-Cut-In-U.S.-History Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed Wednesday that the tax reform plan due to be unveiled by President Donald Trump's administration later in the day would include the biggest tax cut in U.S. history.

Mnuchin said at an event hosted by The Hill that the tax reform plan would lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. "This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country," Mnuchin said. Mnuchin declined to offer further specifics about the plan, which he is due to unveil along with White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn later in the day.

The Treasury Secretary said the House, Senate and administration are all "on the same page" on tax reform, although political observers note that the plan is likely to face opposition from Democrats and fiscal hawks. Mnuchin would not say how Trump's tax reform plan would be paid for but suggested subsequent economic growth would offset the cost.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4280-Mnuchin-Pledges-Biggest-Tax-Cut-In-U.S.-History
Trump Agrees Not To Terminate NAFTA, To Renegotiate With Canada, Mexico http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4279-Trump-Agrees-Not-To-Terminate-NAFTA,-To-Renegotiate-With-Canada,-Mexico U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will not scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA, and agreed with leaders of Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the trade deal.

During election campaign, Trump had said he intends to renegotiate the terms of the NAFTA agreement to get a better deal for U.S. workers. And if NAFTA partners do not agree to a renegotiation, then he will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to end the pact. Media reports on Wednesday had suggested the President was drafting an executive order to withdraw from the deal, signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. "It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation," Trump said in a statement late Wednesday. "It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better."

He said later on Twitter that he received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate. Trump added that he agreed to it, but warned that "if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA. However, he ended the tweet with a promising note that a deal is very much possible as the relationships are good. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have difference of opinion with Trump on a variety of issues concerning them. Nieto canceled a scheduled meeting with his American counterpart in January after Trump said that if Mexico is unwilling to pay for the planned border wall, then it would be better to cancel the Nieto's visit.

Trudeau, a Liberal leader, is polar opposite to tycoon-turned politician Trump. They are divided on mainly two issues - trade and immigration. Canada is worried over the U.S. President's pledge to renegotiate NAFTA. Trudeau is known as an advocate for free trade. U.S. is the main destination of Canada's exports. Trudeau was one of the first world leaders to respond to Trump's immigration ban, by saying Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from the U.S. The Canadian dollar traded higher against its major counterparts in the Asian session on Thursday, after Trump's statement soothing worries over reports of U.S. abandoning the deal.

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Most Americans Say Trump Performing As Expected http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4278-Most-Americans-Say-Trump-Performing-As-Expected As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the results of a Gallup poll show that a majority of Americans think his performance in office has been about what they expected. Fifty-six percent of Americans said Trump has done about as expected as president, while 23 percent said he has done worse than expected and 19 percent said he has done better than expected. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents say Trump is meeting their expectations, although Gallup noted most Democrats disapprove of the president's job performance.

"Trump's performance as president is not surprising to the majority of Americans," said Gallup Poll Senior Editor Lydia Saad. "For better or worse, the majority are getting what they expected."

She added, "These views are highly partisan, however, so saying Trump is meeting expectations is far from an endorsement across all parties." Looking ahead, 39 percent of Americans think Trump will become a more effective president than he has been so far, while 34 percent think he will become less effective. Seventy-four percent of Republicans predict Trump will become more effective compared to the 65 percent of Democrats who think he will become less effective. The Gallup survey of 1,024 adults was conducted April 21st and 22nd and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4278-Most-Americans-Say-Trump-Performing-As-Expected
Trump Warns Of Major Conflict With North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4277-Trump-Warns-Of-Major-Conflict-With-North-Korea President Donald Trump has warned the U.S. could face a major conflict with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump said in an interview with Reuterson Thursday. Trump said he wants to resolve the standoff with North Korea peacefully but argued a diplomatic solution is "very difficult."

Administration officials have declared an end to the "strategic patience" previous presidents have shown toward North Korea and said the use of military force against the communist nation is "on the table." In the interview with Reuters, Trump praised the efforts of Chinese President Xi Jinping in trying to rein in North Korea. "I believe he is trying very hard. He certainly doesn't want to see turmoil and death. He doesn't want to see it," Trump said of Xi. "He is a good man. He is a very good man and I got to know him very well."

"With that being said, he loves China and he loves the people of China," the president added. "I know he would like to be able to do something, perhaps it's possible that he can't." Trump met with Xi at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this month and has had subsequent phone calls with his Chinese counterpart. A White House statement on a call between Trump and Xi earlier this week said the two leaders reaffirmed the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

Trump and Xi also committed to strengthen coordination in achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the White House said. Regarding other issues on the Korean Peninsula, Trump told Reuters he intends to renegotiate or terminate a free trade agreement with South Korea because of the deep U.S. trade deficit with the country. Trump also said he wants South Korea to pay the estimated $1 billion cost of the THAAD missile defense system.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4277-Trump-Warns-Of-Major-Conflict-With-North-Korea
Congress Avoids Government Shutdown With Stopgap Spending Bill http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4276-Congress-Avoids-Government-Shutdown-With-Stopgap-Spending-Bill With a midnight deadline looming, members of both houses of Congress voted Friday to approve a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The Senate approved the spending bill by voice vote not long after the House voted 382 to 30 in favor of the legislation. The bill, which now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature, funds the government through Friday, May 5th. extra week is expected to give lawmakers time to negotiate a longer-term bill that funds the government for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The Democratic support for the stopgap spending bill came as they backed down from a threat to oppose the bill unless there was a deal on a long-term measure.

An agreement on a longer-term spending bill is being held up by disputes over policy issues unrelated to government funding.Democrats are opposed to certain policy riders Republicans want to include in thebill on issues such as abortion, the environment, and financial regulations.

A dispute over a Democratic request to provide aid to Puerto Rico has also held up a deal, with Trump describing the assistance as a "bail out. "Another potential roadblock to a long-term agreement was lifted after Trump backed off demands over the proposed border wall and Obamacare payments.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4276-Congress-Avoids-Government-Shutdown-With-Stopgap-Spending-Bill
Former President George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4275-Former-President-George-H.W.-Bush-Released-From-Hospital Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday after being treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. Bush was admitted to the hospital for observation earlier this month due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest.

"President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was previously admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital in January to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4275-Former-President-George-H.W.-Bush-Released-From-Hospital
Majority of Americans Support Military Action Against North Korea if Necessary http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4274-Majority-of-Americans-Support-Military-Action-Against-North-Korea-if-Necessary A Fox News poll of registered voters in the United States shows that 51% of them believe United States military action may be required to prevent North Korea from continuing to develop its nuclear weapons program. In addition, Americans support such action by a 53 to 39 percent majority.

In addition, only 35 percent of voters think the Iran deal is a good one while 42 percent still believe it is a deal that is detrimental to the United States. It appears that in the case of North Korea Americans are beginning to recognize the danger posed by Kim Jung Un who is getting ever closer to being able to launch a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead that could hit the U.S.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4274-Majority-of-Americans-Support-Military-Action-Against-North-Korea-if-Necessary
Texas State Legislature Moves Closer to Defunding Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4273-Texas-State-Legislature-Moves-Closer-to-Defunding-Sanctuary-Cities The state legislature in Texas appears to be poised to take the lead among other states in defunding and otherwise punishing sanctuary cities. A recent incident in Houston, Texas, a notorious sanctuary city, has helped push the legislation forward. Four previously deported violent gang members had been deported, but had returned to Houston here they knew they would be protected. They used the opportunity to kidnap two teenage girls who they held captive for weeks and continually abused and raped. Then they murdered one of them in a satanic ritual.

Both houses of the legislature have passed bills cutting funding for sanctuary cities, and authorizing possible criminal prosecution for authorities who refuse to enforce federal and state immigration laws. The bills are now in the process of being reconciled.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4273-Texas-State-Legislature-Moves-Closer-to-Defunding-Sanctuary-Cities
Liberal Groups Calling for Massive Protests Against Trump on “May Day” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4272---Liberal-Groups-Calling-for-Massive-Protests-Against-Trump-on-“May-Day” May 1st has long been considered a leftist holiday celebrated as a national day of protest by “oppressed workers” and protests are usually organized by the Communist and Socialist parties and left wing labor unions. However, this year the protests are aimed primarily at the administration of President Trump, and will be joined by liberal corporations such as Google and Facebook who are going to allow employees to skip work that day to join in the protests.

Conservatives have been amassing proof for several years about the censorship of conservative thought and opinion by these two companies, and now there seems to be definitive proof of where they stand.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4272---Liberal-Groups-Calling-for-Massive-Protests-Against-Trump-on-“May-Day”
New York Times Blames Ann Coulter for Leftist Riot Threats at Berkeley http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4271-New-York-Times-Blames-Ann-Coulter-for-Leftist-Riot-Threats-at-Berkeley The far left New York Times has squarely placed the blame for left wing threats and violence at UC Berkeley on Ann Coulter, President Donald Trump, and conservatives in general. Apparently the Times believes that if conservatives would not continue trying to exercise the Constitutional right to free speech, and say things that left wing snowflakes find offensive the students and anarchists would not need to set fires, destroy property, and injure innocent people.

So the bottom line for the Times seems to be if everyone would just shut up, stop talking about the Constitution, and agree to do and say only what liberals tell them too there would be peace in the world.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4271-New-York-Times-Blames-Ann-Coulter-for-Leftist-Riot-Threats-at-Berkeley
Senate Democrats Blocking Key Veteran Bill Passed by House http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4270-Senate-Democrats-Blocking-Key-Veteran-Bill-Passed-by-House At the same time that President Trump has prepared an Executive Order to clean up the Department of Veteran Affairs and get veterans the help they need, liberal senators are blocking a vote on a piece of legislation passed overwhelming by the House to do the same thing. The bill also allows for ways to quickly terminate employees who are incompetent are corrupt.

The reason Democrats are opposing it is to protect corrupt union members that have always supported Democrat candidates. They claim that protecting whistleblowers and veteran health might erode the collective bargaining rights of federal employee unions.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4270-Senate-Democrats-Blocking-Key-Veteran-Bill-Passed-by-House
Push is on to Break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4269-Push-is-on-to-Break-up-the-Ninth-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is by far the largest of the 12 Circuit Courts of Appeal in the country. It has 29 judges which is over twice the number on any other circuit and has jurisdiction over 20% of the U.S. population. It is also by far the most liberal of the courts and has been accused of legislating from the bench rather than deciding cases based on the law and Constitution. As a result its decisions have been reversed by the Supreme Court over 80% of the time in recent years.

The ruling by the Circuit against Trump in the immigration case has caused Trump to favor breaking up the circuit into several smaller circuits. However, members have Congress have been pushing for this for year and not just because of the left leaning judges. The court is so large, covers so much territory, and has so many pending cases that getting a decision in some cases may take years.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4269-Push-is-on-to-Break-up-the-Ninth-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals
Trump Moving to Limit Federal Government Involvement in Schools http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4268-Trump-Moving-to-Limit-Federal-Government-Involvement-in-Schools For years parents and many teachers have been complaining about the role of the federal government in micro-managing public schools at the local level. The feeling has grown that federal regulations often do not consider the needs of individual schools that can best be managed by the states and local school boards.

President Trump has heard the outcry and is preparing to sign an Executive Order to stop the federal interference. He has been ably assisted in this area by his new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has been a long advocate of less federal control of local schools as well as more school choices for parents.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4268-Trump-Moving-to-Limit-Federal-Government-Involvement-in-Schools
Two American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4267-Two-American-Soldiers-Killed-in-Afghanistan In a stark reminder to the American people that the war on terror is far from over the Pentagon has announced that two American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in a fire fight with ISIS terrorists, The deaths occurred in the same area where the U.S. dropped the massive MOAB bomb.

In addition, to fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan, our troops are in harm’s way in Syria and Iraq as well as other parts of the world. That is the justification for Congress to increase the budget to the Pentagon that was decimated by the Obama administration.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4267-Two-American-Soldiers-Killed-in-Afghanistan
Democrats Still Obsessing Over Trump Taxes http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4266-Democrats-Still-Obsessing-Over-Trump-Taxes The Democrats and the liberal media just can’t let go of their obsession over President Trump’s tax returns. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi is threatening to force a vote in the House requiring Trump to release his returns and to turn over certain documents related to General Michael Flynn that the White House says it doesn’t even have.

It is doubtful that the proposed legislation will pass in the Republican controlled House, particularly since congress does not have the authority to order anyone, including the President, to release tax returns that are protected by privacy laws.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4266-Democrats-Still-Obsessing-Over-Trump-Taxes
U.S. Pacific Commander Issues Dire Warning on North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4265-U.S.-Pacific-Commander-Issues-Dire-Warning-on-North-Korea Admiral Harry Harris, the U.S. military commander in the Pacific has issued a dire warning about the advances Communist leader Kim Jung Un is making in acquiring missiles capable of hitting the United States with nuclear war heads. He told Congress it is just a matter of time and that the U.S. must be prepared.

He also indicated he is particularly concerned about the vulnerability of the state of Hawaii. He has called for an anti-missile system to be deployed on the islands, and the Hawaiian government is moving to reopen shelters and fill them with supplies. The island state would only have a few minutes warning in case of an attack.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4265-U.S.-Pacific-Commander-Issues-Dire-Warning-on-North-Korea
Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4264-Trump-Agrees-to-Renegotiate-NAFTA During his campaign for President Donald Trump was very critical of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the basis that it was unfair to American businesses and workers. He vowed to pull the U.S. out of the agreement, and was preparing to do so when the leadership of Canada and Mexico offered to renegotiate the entire agreement.

It will probably be easier to do that than cancel the agreement all together, but the President has stated that if deal favorable to the United States can’t be worked out he will still cancel it.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4264-Trump-Agrees-to-Renegotiate-NAFTA
Trump Moves to Overhaul Veterans Affairs http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4263-Trump-Moves-to-Overhaul-Veterans-Affairs In an effort to fulfill another campaign pledge, President Trump is signing an Executive Order expanding the process of forcing accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a direct response to numerous scandals in the department during the Obama administration. It was found that veterans were not getting adequate medical treatment at many facilities including the Phoenix facility where scores of veterans died because of lack of treatment.

Virtually none of the VA employees who were involved in the mismanagement and cover-ups were terminated or even disciplined. The President’s order makes it easier to terminate employees and for veterans to get care outside of the system.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4263-Trump-Moves-to-Overhaul-Veterans-Affairs
Candidate Trump, ‘I Love Wikileaks.’: President Trump, ‘Arrest Assange!’ http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4262-Candidate-Trump,-‘I-Love-Wikileaks.’:-President-Trump,-‘Arrest-Assange!’ “I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to Wikileaks.


Back then he praised Wikileaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump looks less like President Trump every day. The candidate praised whistleblowers and Wikileaks often on the campaign trail. In fact, candidate Trump loved Wikileaks so much he mentioned the organization more than 140 times in the final month of the campaign alone! Now, as President, it seems Trump wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent to prison.

Last week CNN reported, citing anonymous “intelligence community” sources, that the Trump Administration’s Justice Department was seeking the arrest of Assange and had found a way to charge the Wikileaks founder for publishing classified information without charging other media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post for publishing the same information.

It might have been tempting to write off the CNN report as “fake news,” as is much of their reporting, but for the fact President Trump said in an interview on Friday that issuing an arrest warrant for Julian Assange would be, “OK with me.”

Trump’s condemnation of Wikileaks came just a day after his CIA Director, Michael Pompeo, attacked Wikileaks as a “hostile intelligence service.” Pompeo accused Assange of being “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Pompeo’s word choice was no accident. By accusing Wikileaks of being a “hostile intelligence service” rather than a publisher of information on illegal and abusive government practices leaked by whistleblowers, he signaled that the organization has no First Amendment rights. Like many in Washington, he does not understand that the First Amendment is a limitation on government rather than a granting of rights to citizens. Pompeo was declaring war on Wikileaks.

But not that long ago Pompeo also cited Wikileaks as an important source of information. In July he drew attention to the Wikileaks release of information damaging to the Clinton campaign, writing, “Need further proof that the fix was in from President Obama on down?”

There is a word for this sudden about-face on Wikileaks and the transparency it provides us into the operations of the prominent and powerful: hypocrisy.

The Trump Administration’s declaration of war on whistleblowers and Wikileaks is one of the greatest disappointments in these first 100 days. Donald Trump rode into the White House with promises that he would “drain the swamp,” meaning that he would overturn the apple carts of Washington’s vested interests. By unleashing those same vested interests on those who hold them in check – the whistleblowers and those who publish their revelations – he has turned his back on those who elected him.

Julian Assange, along with the whistleblowers who reveal to us the evil that is being done in our name, are heroes. They deserve our respect and admiration, not a prison cell. If we allow this president to declare war on those who tell the truth, we have only ourselves to blame.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4262-Candidate-Trump,-‘I-Love-Wikileaks.’:-President-Trump,-‘Arrest-Assange!’
Planned Parenthood Abortions Have Increased While Other Services Declined http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4261-Planned-Parenthood-Abortions-Have-Increased-While-Other-Services-Declined A newly released study has shown that from 2004 t0 2014 federal funding for Planned Parenthood doubled and the number of abortions it performed went up by 27%, During the same period cancer screenings dropped by 68%. This appears to be proof positive that despite its claims of being a major provider of services to other than abortions to women, its principle focus is making money from abortions. This week Congress will be considering legislation to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. This study may make the difference in the outcome.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4261-Planned-Parenthood-Abortions-Have-Increased-While-Other-Services-Declined
Illegal Voting in North Carolina in 2016 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4260-Illegal-Voting-in-North-Carolina-in-2016 An audit conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections has found that hundreds of illegal votes were cast in the state in the 2016 election. These included votes by felons, illegal aliens and other non-citizens, as well as people impersonating registered voters and double voting. The largest group was felons.

The audit also found that many non-citizens who had voted stated that they were told by precinct workers or people conducting voter registration drives that they were eligible. This audit probably just uncovered the tip of the ice berg, but it is in line with illegal voters discovered prior to the election in other states like Virginia.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4260-Illegal-Voting-in-North-Carolina-in-2016
IVY League Schools Violating Federal Laws http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4259-IVY-League-Schools-Violating-Federal-Laws IVY League universities are well known for considering themselves the most elite of schools with better faculties, researchers, and students than other institutions. Now, it appears that they also consider themselves above the law. These schools receive millions of dollars a year in research and other grants from the federal government, and are required by federal law to account for how the money is spent.

Virtually none of the schools have complied with the federal law requirements particularly when grants from the National Institutes of Health were involved. Several members of the Senate have now requested a review of all such grants by the Government Accountability Office.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4259-IVY-League-Schools-Violating-Federal-Laws
North Korea Gets New Warning from U.S. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4258--North-Korea-Gets-New-Warning-from-U.S. The Trump administration has continued to issue not so subtle warnings to the North Korean communist regime under the dictatorship of the erratic Kim Jung Un. In the past few days an aircraft carrier battle group has been dispatched to the area of the Korean peninsula, a U.S, nuclear submarine with both ballistic and cruise missiles has arrived in South Korea, and a deployment of a sophisticated anti-missile system is underway.

Now the U.S. has test fired an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile into the Pacific. The purpose of all of this is clear; the days of the Obama administration when North Korean provocations were virtually ignored are over.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4258--North-Korea-Gets-New-Warning-from-U.S.
ESPN in Financial Trouble http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4257-ESPN-in-Financial-Trouble The major sports network ESPN is preparing to lay off at least 100 employees including some well-known commentators. The move comes amid reports that the corporation that is a subsidiary of the Disney Corporation, as is ABC, has been losing viewers and advertisers. Some of this is clearly due to more people watching sports on the Internet rather than paying for ESPN on cable which can be expensive.

There is also speculation that many viewers have been turned off by the network’s getting more involve in supporting liberal political causes on the air rather than concentrating on presenting sporting events.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4257-ESPN-in-Financial-Trouble
Liberals Attacking Trump Tax Reform for Favoring the Rich http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4256-Liberals-Attacking-Trump-Tax-Reform-for-Favoring-the-Rich The Trump administration has unveiled the outline of its proposed tax reform plan that will cut tax rates for individuals and businesses while simplifying the tax code, Even though the exact wording of the proposed legislation has not been put out yet, some on the left are already claiming it only benefits the rich. They are also using it as a reason to call for President Trump to release his own tax returns.

Once again the liberals are using the same old rhetoric to oppose anything that would benefit the American tax payers at the expense of big government.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4256-Liberals-Attacking-Trump-Tax-Reform-for-Favoring-the-Rich
United Nations Threatens U.S. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4255-United-Nations-Threatens-U.S. Once again the leadership of the United Nations has decided that it has a right to meddle in the internal affairs of the United States. The latest outrage comes with the U.N. threatening the President and Congress by claiming that repealing or altering Obamacare would somehow violate international law. There does not seem to be any specific citations available about what international laws would be violated or what if anything the UN would try to do about it.

The Trump administration appears to be ignoring the letter, but it has renewed calls among some people for the U.S. to get out of the UN or at least cut the massive funding we provide for it.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4255-United-Nations-Threatens-U.S.
President Trump Preparing to Sign Order Withdrawing U.S. from NAFTA http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4254-President-Trump-Preparing-to-Sign-Order-Withdrawing-U.S.-from-NAFTA All indications are that President Trump is going to be fulfilling another of his major campaign promises by signing an Executive Order notifying Canada and Mexico that the United States is going to be withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During his campaign for the Presidency Trump claimed that it is an unfair agreement that has cost Americans jobs and revenue. The evidence suggests that he is not exaggerating.

Since NAFTA is not a treaty, but an executive agreement President Trump can act without Congressional approval, and can also renegotiate the agreement.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4254-President-Trump-Preparing-to-Sign-Order-Withdrawing-U.S.-from-NAFTA
Senator Ted Cruz Makes Novel Proposal for Funding the Border Wall http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4253-Senator-Ted-Cruz-Makes-Novel-Proposal-for-Funding-the-Border-Wall Texas Senator Ted Cruz is introducing legislation to take money seized from drug cartel leader El Chapo and other drug runners and use it to build the wall along our southern border. The Senator correctly pointed out that this amounts to billions of dollars and ironically would be coming from Mexican citizens. It is certainly a novel idea, but makes perfect sense. It will be interesting to see what rationale the Democrats in the Senate will use to oppose something that would help to eliminate illegal drug trafficking.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4253-Senator-Ted-Cruz-Makes-Novel-Proposal-for-Funding-the-Border-Wall
Did CA Federal Judge Buy His Seat on the Bench? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4252-Did-CA-Federal-Judge-Buy-His-Seat-on-the-Bench? Federal District Court Judge William Orrick III has ruled that the Executive Order issued by President Trump to cut off some federal funds to sanctuary cities is probably unconstitutional and has stayed the order. In addition, to the fact that this is another example of a federal judge illegally and unconstitutionally legislating from the bench this judge is coming under scrutiny for another reason.

It appears that Judge Orrick may have bought his seat on the bench. He was appointed by Barack Obama in 2013 after bundling over $200,000 in fund raising for Obama’s reelection campaign and donating thousands of dollars of his own money to the campaign. If this was a Trump supported appointed to a judgeship the mainstream media would be going crazy.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4252-Did-CA-Federal-Judge-Buy-His-Seat-on-the-Bench?
Another Incident in the Persian Gulf http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4251-Another-Incident-in-the-Persian-Gulf The U.S. Navy has reported a second dangerous incident in the Persian Gulf involving the destroyer USS Mahan and Iranian gunboats. Once again, the Iranians stalked the destroyer with guns manned and trained on the American ship getting within a thousand yards of the Mahan that was turning away from the enemy.

Finally, the Captain had enough and fired a warning flare letting the Iranians know that they were getting dangerously close to receiving live fire. This caused the enemy to retreat, but the provocations will undoubtedly continue until the Trump administration takes additional action against Iran.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4251-Another-Incident-in-the-Persian-Gulf
Ann Coulter Cancels Berkeley Speech http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4250-Ann-Coulter-Cancels-Berkeley-Speech Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has reluctantly canceled her efforts to have a speaking engagement at UC Berkeley amid growing threats of violence by leftist groups. These threats also led the prominent campus conservative organization Young America’s Foundation to withdraw its support of the speech. It appears that direct threats were made to the organization and its members.

There is also great concern over the reports that the University administration has told campus police to stand down during demonstrations and violent riots unless there is an imminent risk of someone being killed. It appears that leftists protestors will be allowed to destroy property and beat people up without interference by the police.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4250-Ann-Coulter-Cancels-Berkeley-Speech
Blood-thinning Drug to Stand Trial http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4249-Blood-thinning-Drug-to-Stand-Trial Xarelto, Bayer/Johnson&Johnson’s blood thinner that has become a money mother-lode, faces its first court challenge next week in New Orleans. The result of this case will affect how 18,000 other lawsuits will be managed.

Joseph Boudreaux is the plaintiff in the first case. Boudreaux took Xarelto to reduce his risk of stroke. He says Xarelto caused internal bleeding that required a week-long stay in an intensive-care unit, several blood transfusions and multiple heart procedures. “I don’t want anybody else to suffer like I have from that drug,” Boudreaux said (Chicago Tribune).
The defense team for Bayer/J&J may claim that Xarelto was approved by the FDA as safe and effective. When a drug manufacturer thinks it cannot be charged with deliberately hiding a drug’s side-effects from the FDA, that’s a standard tactic.
The FDA, though, doesn’t develop, manufacture, and sell drugs. Bayer/J&J researched, tested (?), made, and sold Xarelto. If its drugs harm people, shouldn’t the manufacturer be held accountable? Eighteen-thousand other “impatients" have serious charges about Xarelto and its side-effects.
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4249-Blood-thinning-Drug-to-Stand-Trial
RFID Chips on Honeybees http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4248-RFID-Chips-on-Honeybees The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) claims that honeybees pollinate roughly one third of all human food sources. Those dietary items are vegetables, fruits, oils, nuts, and seeds.

Mitigating against the bees and our food supply is bee colony collapse (BCC), which researchers believe is caused by the varroa mite parasite, nicotinoids used in pesticides, ubiquitous microwaves, and yet unknown factors.
Australian researchers are using Intel’s Edison Wearables computing platform to track bees and monitor their environments. Edison Wearables are radio-frequency identification chips (RFID) 2.5 mm square and 0.4 mm thick.
The tiny sensors provide data that may help analyze the effects of disease, pesticides, air pollution, water contamination, diet, and extreme weather on the movements of bees and their ability to pollinate. The critical info is which factors, or combination of factors, lead to bee deaths en masse.
Though this non-glitzy story has been under the radar for years, it’s nevertheless important for two reasons: 1. Imagine the effect of a 33% reduction in the food supply, and 2. The “authorities” want RFID chips in the clothes we wear. Just why might that be??.
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4248-RFID-Chips-on-Honeybees
Sanctuary Cities?!?! http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4247-Sanctuary-Cities?!?! One of President Trump’s promises—to defund sanctuary cities—continues to be a hot button. On April 21 the US Justice Dept. sent threatening letters to eight cities, stating that federal grant money will be withheld if the cities fail to cooperate with immigration authorities. Trump’s promise, of course, applies only to cities that shield illegal immigrants—not legal immigrants who have done nothing wrong.

Many protest, demonstrating with signs, carrying bullhorns, and currying favor with the fawning media. “No Ban, Sanctuary for All, Inclusion, ICE out of California,” etc., say the signs. They play on public sympathy. Who is mean enough to deport a sweet little girl; or a decent, well-meaning young Syrian seeking work, for example?
That’s not the point. The point is that immigrants should follow the law. The local police, sheriff, tax collector, mayors, state and national senators & congressional reps all require that you and I obey the law. Giving illegals a pass is a flagrant violation of the public trust. The politicians do this because they know immigrants will vote for them. Nothing is more sacred to a politician than re-election. (Illegals voting in US elections?? Isn’t THAT wonderful!).
If a US citizen goes to Mexico and violates a traffic law, transports drugs, or sits on his butt and demands welfare payments and free tuition, that guy will become intimately acquainted with the inside of a Mexican jail. Immigration authorities should deport known lawbreakers, criminals, and others who abuse America and Americans.
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4247-Sanctuary-Cities?!?!
Merry Christmas, Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4246-Merry-Christmas,-Sanctuary-Cities In 2012 President Obama appointed William Orrick US District Judge for California’s Northern District. On April 25, 2017, Judge Orrick ruled that federal funds cannot be withheld from sanctuary cities. Orrick asserts that the president’s order to withhold federal funds violates the Constitution by depriving San Francisco and Santa Clara County of funds for “local programs.” Local programs that violate US law??

Public Citizen claims that before he became a federal judge, Orrick raised $200,000 for President Obama and contributed $30,000 of his own money to committees that supported Obama. Repeat after me: Conflict of interest. Confronted by conflict of interest, a principled judge recuses himself from the case.

In another action of interest to thinking people, in 2015 Orrick prevented the release of recordings in which Planned Parenthood discussed the sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. It escapes me how this judge is thought to work for us Americans.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4246-Merry-Christmas,-Sanctuary-Cities
Agreement Possibly Close on New Healthcare Bill http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4245-Agreement-Possibly-Close-on-New-Healthcare-Bill With the possibility of a government shutdown apparently avoided, at least for the time being, Republicans in Congress are looking at the two major issues of healthcare reform and tax reform. Surprisingly, there appears to be some new movement on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Several prominent leaders of the Republican Freedom Caucus have given indications that they are ready to support the new bill that is being proposed.

If Republicans can get such a bill passed it would probably the passage of tax cuts easier because of the savings of the costs of Obamacare. Of course, the Democrats in the Senate seem intent to block anything that comes before them regardless of its benefit to the American people.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4245-Agreement-Possibly-Close-on-New-Healthcare-Bill
UC Berkeley Expecting More Violent Protests http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4244-UC-Berkeley-Expecting-More-Violent-Protests Residents of the Berkeley, California area are bracing for more violent protest and riots on and around the campus. Left wing and anarchists groups are pledging to converge on the campus in the next few days to cause chaos. The police department has seemed reluctant to prevent previous violent and now we may know the reason. The newly elected mayor of the city, Jesse Arreguin is a member of one of the most violent anarchist groups, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).

Arreguin has tried to distance himself from the group, but is known to be a member of it on Facebook. He has also been accused by local citizens of handcuffing the police and not allowing them to effectively respond to violence by groups such as BAMN.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4244-UC-Berkeley-Expecting-More-Violent-Protests
Pentagon Beefing Up Defenses in South Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4243-Pentagon-Beefing-Up-Defenses-in-South-Korea In response to the North Korean military having live fire drills by its army, navy, and air force the U.S. military moved forward with efforts to make the THAAD anti-missile system completely operational and in place in a location south of Seoul. This is occurring as the Carl Vinson carrier strike force moves closer to Korean waters, and a U.S. nuclear submarine with both ballistic and Tomahawk cruise missiles arrived in South Korea.

It is still believed that in the near future North Korea will conduct another nuclear test. This just adds another element to the unpredictable nature of the dictator Kim Jong Um.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4243-Pentagon-Beefing-Up-Defenses-in-South-Korea
Iran Provocation in the Persian Gulf http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4242-Iran-Provocation-in-the-Persian-Gulf In another provocation in the Persian Gulf an Iranian gun boat charged at the American destroyer USS Mahan. The Iranian ship had its gums manned and came within one thousand yards of the American ship which also had it weapons manned and ready. No warning shots were fired by the US ship, but the navy is taking this matter very seriously.

This is apparently another attempt by the Iranians to test the resolve of the United States. This comes on the same day that there were new revelations about the Obama administration secretly dropping charges against 14 Iranian citizens charged with arming terrorists. This was a previously undisclosed part of the deal.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4242-Iran-Provocation-in-the-Persian-Gulf
Left Wing Mob Storms Heritage Foundation http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4241-Left-Wing-Mob-Storms-Heritage-Foundation In another disturbing new development among left wing protestors about 200 members of a mob stormed the Capitol Hill office of the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation in an attempt to disrupt its operations. The mob invaded private property turning its protest into an act of criminal trespass.

The mob was allegedly protesting the Heritage Foundation’s support of the President’s proposed budget. However, the slogans they shouted were mostly incoherent, and they left after about twenty minutes. This was an indication that the whole thing was an attempt to intimidate the conservative group, but according to Jim DeMint, the chairman, it didn’t work.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4241-Left-Wing-Mob-Storms-Heritage-Foundation
Now They Are Undocumented Citizens? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4240-Now-They-Are-Undocumented-Citizens? In a bizarre interview on Neil Cavuto’s show a liberal Democrat strategist was asked about the court order apparently blocking President Trump’s Executive Order to cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities. Her reply was to praise the order that protected what she called “undocumented citizens” The use of this new term seemed to stun Cavuto and his other guests.

This seems to be the latest liberal move to make political correctness apply to criminals. We have gone from “illegal aliens” to “undocumented immigrants” to “undocumented workers”, and now to “undocumented citizens”. The quest also objected sharply to the use of the term illegal.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4240-Now-They-Are-Undocumented-Citizens?
Obama Sells Out and He Doesn’t Come Cheap http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4239-Obama-Sells-Out-and-He-Doesn’t-Come-Cheap When Barack Obama was first running for President of the United States he based much of his campaign on his opposition to the “fat cats” in Wall Street. He continuously railed against greedy bankers and corporate executives. His rhetoric was translated into action when he took office and he immediately started demanding and getting legislation passed to impose onerous and disruptive regulations on the financial and other industries.

Now that he is no longer in office he appears to have changed his tune. In an ironic and many say hypocritical move, Obama has signed a contract to speak at an upcoming Wall Street conference. His fee is $400,000. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media is ignoring this story.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4239-Obama-Sells-Out-and-He-Doesn’t-Come-Cheap
Trade War Erupts with Canada http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4238-Trade-War-Erupts-with-Canada An apparent trade war has erupted between the United States and Canada that may add fuel to President Trump’s effort to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement that Trump claims has been a disaster for the businesses and workers in the U.S. The dispute with Canada started when Canadian dairy farmers got together to lower their milk prices to drive down Canadian demand for milk imported from the U.S.

This has led to businesses in Canada that used American milk to make cheese have cut their ties with American dairy farmers along the border. This will drive many of the farmers from Wisconsin to upstate New York out of businesses. President Trump has reacted by imposing a 20% tariff on imports of Canadian lumber.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4238-Trade-War-Erupts-with-Canada
Stock Market Soars in Anticipation of Corporate Tax Cuts http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4237-Stock-Market-Soars-in-Anticipation-of-Corporate-Tax-Cuts With the announcement by President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress that they are going to quickly move forward with tax reform, including a massive corporate tax cut is spurring a large rise in the stock market. Businesses in the United States have suffered for decades under the burden of one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.

This has led to American businesses moving their operations overseas causing thousands of American citizens to lose their jobs. Now, there appears to be light at the end of this dark tunnel and investors and business owners are responding in a positive fashion.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4237-Stock-Market-Soars-in-Anticipation-of-Corporate-Tax-Cuts
Trump Backs Down on Immediate Funding of Border Wall http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4236-Trump-Backs-Down-on-Immediate-Funding-of-Border-Wall In light of the apparent willingness of Congressional Democrats to shut down parts of the Federal government in order to protect illegal aliens, including drug dealers, gang members, and human traffickers. The President unfortunately had to deal with the realty that even though it will be the Democrats who would cause the shutdown, the liberal media would inevitably place all of the blame on Trump and Republicans. However, Trump has vowed to try to get the funding later this year or early next year.

The irony of this is that many of the same Democrats opposing the wall voted for the building of a border fence in 2006. Therefore their opposition now appears to be entirely political.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4236-Trump-Backs-Down-on-Immediate-Funding-of-Border-Wall
Multiple Cities Face Defunding for Violating Federal Immigration Law http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4235-Multiple-Cities-Face-Defunding-for-Violating-Federal-Immigration-Law The Department of Justice has sent letters to some cities and the State of California putting these locations on notice that they are going to lose massive amounts of federal funding if they continue to refuse to comply with federal immigration laws. These cities include New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, New York City, and Sacramento. The State of California has reportedly received a similar notice.

These so called sanctuary jurisdictions have instructed their law enforcement officials to refuse to turn over or even report information about illegal immigrants in their custody, even those with extensive criminal histories. This is a clear violation of federal law, despite the act that a federal judge has put a temporary stay on the President’s Executive Order.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4235-Multiple-Cities-Face-Defunding-for-Violating-Federal-Immigration-Law
House Moves to Protect Gun Rights http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4234-House-Moves-to-Protect-Gun-Rights Finally, after years of efforts by veterans and Second Amendment advocates the House of Representatives has acted and passed two bills to protect the Fifth Amendment due process rights and the Second Amendment rights of military veterans and senior citizens. These rights have been under attack for years by the Obama Administration and hundreds of thousands of people have been added to the FBIs National Instant Criminal Background Check List (NICS) and illegally and unconstitutionally deprived of their right to purchase and even own firearms.

Unfortunately, early indications are that liberal Senate Democrats intend to use the 60 vote cloture rule to push their gun control agenda and keep the legislation from even being voted on by the full Senate.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4234-House-Moves-to-Protect-Gun-Rights
Big Chem Applies Pressure http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4233-Big-Chem-Applies-Pressure Dow Chemical wants the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that indicate a family of pesticides is harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. One of the species is homo sapiens.

Dow, whose CEO is one of President Trump’s close advisers, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates, sent letters last week to the heads of three of cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies. The studies are “fundamentally flawed,” they say.
A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, referred questions to the EPA.
“The EPA’s recent biological evaluation of chlorpyrifos found the pesticide is ‘likely to adversely affect’ 1,778 of the 1,835 animals and plants accessed as part of its study…” including critically endangered or threatened species of frogs, fish, birds and mammals. Similar results were shown for malathion and diazinon.
The Dow subsidiary that markets chlorpyrifos asked that the EPA's biological assessment to be withdrawn because its "scientific basis was not reliable." No mention was made about why it was not reliable.
A 2012 study at UC Berkeley found that 87 percent of umbilical-cord blood samples tested from newborn babies contained detectable levels of chlorpyrifos.
The three pesticides in question are organophosphates—chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion. Organophosphorus gas was originally developed as a chemical weapon by Nazi Germany.
Rachelle Schikorra, Dow Chemical public affairs director, said suggestions that the company's $1 million donation to Trump's inaugural committee was an influence payment is "completely off the mark."
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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4233-Big-Chem-Applies-Pressure
BILL O’REILLY SAYS THE REAL TRUTH WILL COME OUT http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4232-BILL-O’REILLY-SAYS-THE-REAL-TRUTH-WILL-COME-OUT For years, conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly has dominated cable news with a highly acclaimed show that consistently had a following that continuously dwarfed similar shows on CNN and MSNBC. Now it has all come crashing down with Fox News canceling the “O’Reilly Factor” and cutting all ties with him because of claims of sexual harassment.

Now the sometimes abrasive, but always entertaining host, is doing what he does best, going on the offensive. In his podcast he told listeners that he is “confident the truth will come out” and that people will be “shaken” by it just as he has been. He refused to say any more at this point, but promised that more revelations will follow. One has to wonder it these new revelations will have anything to do with the recent allegation against Sean Hannity of sexual harassment that was quickly recanted.

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U.S. TAXPAERS PAYING FOR YEARS FOR AFGHAN “GHOST SOLDEIRS” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4231-U.S.-TAXPAERS-PAYING-FOR-YEARS-FOR-AFGHAN-“GHOST-SOLDEIRS” According to a report by John Sopko, the special inspector general looking into reconstruction in Afghanistan, American Taxpayers have been charged millions of dollars for “ghost soldiers”. These are Afghans listed as active members of the army or police forces who in fact do not exist, but have regular pay checks going somewhere. This was apparently going on for years, but no actual investigation was started until about three years ago.

President Trump has ordered an intensification of the investigation in an effort to prosecute those involved and stop the practice from continuing. Ironically, the war in Afghanistan should have ended successfully years ago if Obama had listened to his military commanders. Instead, it may now have been lost and American lives have been wasted.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4231-U.S.-TAXPAERS-PAYING-FOR-YEARS-FOR-AFGHAN-“GHOST-SOLDEIRS”
MASS ROBBERY OF BART TRAIN PASSENGERS IN OAKLAND http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4230-MASS-ROBBERY-OF-BART-TRAIN-PASSENGERS-IN-OAKLAND In an unprecedented action at a BART train station in Oakland, California an estimated 40 to 60 teenagers overran the station, entered a train, and proceeded to rob and beat up passengers. Several passengers received head injuries and many were robbed of their purses, wallets, and cell phones. The attack occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. and was the first of its kind in the area. However, it is similar to other “flash mob” attacks that frequently occur in stores and on the streets of major cities like Chicago. This is seen as a disturbing and dangerous new trend by authorities.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4230-MASS-ROBBERY-OF-BART-TRAIN-PASSENGERS-IN-OAKLAND
TRUMP PREPARING TO UNDO OBAMA LAND GRAB http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4229-TRUMP-PREPARING-TO-UNDO-OBAMA-LAND-GRAB In a bold move just before leaving office Obama continued his efforts through the Department of Interior to take millions of acres of land owned by the states and turn them over to the federal government. He used the old law called the “Antiquities Act” to create a new federal monument in Utah called the Bears Ears National Monument. This action restricted the people of Utah from using a large area of land for recreation that had been owned and managed by the State for years.

This was just another example of over reach under the Obama administration involving both the Interior department and the Bureau of land Management. Trump is going to issue an Executive Order to have the Department review and perhaps undo many of the actions taken by Obama.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4229-TRUMP-PREPARING-TO-UNDO-OBAMA-LAND-GRAB
DNC CHAIR WANTS PRO LIFE SUPPORTERS OUT OF HIS PARTY http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4228-DNC-CHAIR-WANTS-PRO-LIFE-SUPPORTERS-OUT-OF-HIS-PARTY Tom Perez, the new chairman of the Democrat National Committee has launched a speaking tour he claims is designed to unify the party. His speeches including profanity laden attacks on President Trump and Republicans that in general appear to fire up his base, but are doing little to unify the party. This is particularly true since he has begun using a litmus test to determine if people are truly eligible to be in the party.

Perez has essentially announced that all members of the party must be pro-abortion, and that having that position is “not negotiable”. This statement falls in line with the actions of the liberals who organized the January Women’s march in Washington and prohibited anyone who was openly pro-life from participating. It seems the party that claims to champion tolerance practices exactly the opposite. It remains to be seen how this will impact the 20% of the Democrats who are pro-life.

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DREXEL UNIVERSITY UNDER INCREASED FIRE FOR PROFESSOR’S HATEUL TWEETS. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4227-DREXEL-UNIVERSITY-UNDER-INCREASED-FIRE-FOR-PROFESSOR’S-HATEUL-TWEETS. For months the administration of Drexel University in Pennsylvania has remained silent about hate filled tweets by one of its employees, Professor George Ciccariello-Maher. The professor has publicly called for “white genocide” told people to “off the pigs” and most recently said that seeing an airline passenger give up his first class seat to and American soldier made him want to “vomit.”

Apparently, enough is enough. Major Drexel donors are withholding donations to the university, perspective students are turning to other institutions, and so finally the school administration is launching an investigation into the professor’s antics. Many Americans will be watching and waiting for the outcome.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4227-DREXEL-UNIVERSITY-UNDER-INCREASED-FIRE-FOR-PROFESSOR’S-HATEUL-TWEETS.
WOMAN RECANTS CLAIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY SEAN HANNITY http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4226-WOMAN-RECANTS-CLAIM-OF-SEXUAL-HARASSMENT-BY-SEAN-HANNITY Shortly after Fox News terminated its relationship with Bill O’Reilly because of claims of sexual harassment a similar claim was made against popular conservative Fox host, Sean Hannity. The accuser is Debbie Schlussel, who made the claim in a radio interview on Friday, but recanted it Monay in another interview said that while Hannity as “creepy” he did not sexually harass her.

It turns out that in 2010 Schlussel made some claims about Hannity on her blog, saying that his support of the Freedom Alliance charity for the children of soldiers killed in action was a “scam” to make money for him and his family. No proof was ever offered and the charity denied that any of the claims were true.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4226-WOMAN-RECANTS-CLAIM-OF-SEXUAL-HARASSMENT-BY-SEAN-HANNITY
POLL SHOWS THAT IF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY TRUMP WOULD STILL WIN http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4225-POLL-SHOWS-THAT-IF-THE-PRESIDENTIAL-ELECTION-WERE-HELD-TODAY-TRUMP-WOULD-STILL-WIN- A new poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News shows that if there was a rematch of last November’s presidential election were held today Trump would still win and take the popular vote by 43 to 40 percent over Hillary Clinton. This poll flies in face of the continuing narrative by the main stream media that Trump is so unpopular that he could not possibly win a rematch.

The poll also calls into question the narrative that somehow the Russians were responsible for the Trump victory. In fact, it appears that the attacks by Bernie Sanders during the primary had a greater impact on Clinton than was originally realized.

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RUSSIA ARMING TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4224-RUSSIA-ARMING-TALIBAN-IN-AFGHANISTAN General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is not denying reports that Russia is providing weapons to the Taliban. These weapons are being used not just against the Afghan army and innocent civilians, but against American troops. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has expressed great concern about this issue and has stated that the U.S. needs to confront the Russians.

With the Russians supporting Iran, Assad in Syria, and now the Taliban, there is little hope that Putin will be joining the United States and other countries to fight ISIS and other major terrorist groups.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4224-RUSSIA-ARMING-TALIBAN-IN-AFGHANISTAN
NORTH KOREA HAS DETAINED ANOTHER AMERICAN CITIZEN http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4223-NORTH-KOREA-HAS-DETAINED-ANOTHER-AMERICAN-CITIZEN Tony Kim, a 58 year old Korean/American professor has been arrested by the North Korean government as he was preparing to fly back to the U.S. after a short teaching term in the communist country. No reason has been given for his detention, but it should be noted that Kim is the third American citizen to be arrested in the last few years and the other two were subjected to sham trials on bogus charges and sentenced to long prison terms at hard labor.

American officials are demanding his immediate release, but are being ignored by the North Koreans.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4223-NORTH-KOREA-HAS-DETAINED-ANOTHER-AMERICAN-CITIZEN
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS REMOVING CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4222-CITY-OF-NEW-ORLEANS-REMOVING-CONFEDERATE-MONUMENTS The Deep South city of New Orleans, Louisiana has been under the control of liberal Democrats for decades despite the fact that the state is deeply red. Now, Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of this historic southern city, and the liberal controlled city council has ordered the removal of four iconic civil war monuments to the Confederacy. This includes statues of confederate General Robert E. Lee and confederate president Jefferson Davis.

Many New Orleans resident adamantly oppose this because they say the monuments represent an important part of the city’s history and are not racist as claimed by those on the left including Black Lives Matter, who want to rewrite history.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4222-CITY-OF-NEW-ORLEANS-REMOVING-CONFEDERATE-MONUMENTS
NORTH KOREA MAKES DIRECT THREATS AGAINST U.S. MILITARY http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4221-NORTH-KOREA-MAKES-DIRECT-THREATS-AGAINST-U.S.-MILITARY Following a familiar pattern the communist regime in North Korea has made additional threats against the United States and our military in particular. A specific threat has been made that the regime will attempt to sink the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, an American aircraft carrier that is the center piece of a naval strike force operating in the western specific.

Although it is unlikely that such an attack will occur the crisis is serious enough that our military is on high alert, and a top secret security briefing is scheduled Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4221-NORTH-KOREA-MAKES-DIRECT-THREATS-AGAINST-U.S.-MILITARY
Senator Ellzabeth Warren Says That Trumps Election Was Based On Racism http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4220-Senator-Ellzabeth-Warren-Says-That-Trumps-Election-Was-Based-On-Racism Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts stated in a recent interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the election of Donald trump as President was probably based at least partly on an “ugly stew of racism”. She went on to say that xenophobia played a big part in the election of Donald Trump and was fueled by his rhetoric. In a another interview on ABC’s “The View” she called Trump a “master of distraction” and further says “This man is truly dangerous.” This rhetoric is in line with other so called progressive members of the Democrat party.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4220-Senator-Ellzabeth-Warren-Says-That-Trumps-Election-Was-Based-On-Racism
Terrorist Threats On Increase In U.S. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4219-Terrorist-Threats-On-Increase-In-U.S. With active investigations into possible terrorist threats being conducted in all 50 states in the United States the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly sees the threat as greater than ever. This is true for several reasons. First, potential terrorists continue to come over our southern border, and second there has been an alarming increase in plots of home grown terrorists who have been radicalized by ISIS or other Islamic groups.

Secretary Kelly has stated that “the threats are relentless” and are occurring on an almost daily basis. In addition, it is suspected that radicalized terrorists are taking advantage of the U.S. visa waiver program we have with many countries

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4219-Terrorist-Threats-On-Increase-In-U.S.
Democrats Peparng To Shut Down Government http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4218-Democrats-Peparng-To-Shut-Down-Government The Democrats in congress appear to be willing to shut down the federal government in order to keep money from being appropriated to begin construction of the wall along the U.S. southern border. This is surprising for several reasons. First, many of these same Democrats voted in 2006 to build such a wall, and they are well aware that this issue was one of the primary reasons for President Trump’s election.

This comes at a time when a survey shows that two-thirds of the American people, including a large percentage of Democrats, believe that the party is out of touch with the concerns and needs of the American people.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4218-Democrats-Peparng-To-Shut-Down-Government
Russian Bombers Continue To Invade U.S. Airspace http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4217-Russian-Bombers-Continue-To-Invade-U.S.-Airspace At least four times in the past week Russian Bear bombers that are capable of carrying nuclear weapons have invaded U.S. and Canadian airspace near the Alaska and the Canadian borders. On at least three of these occasions American and/or Canadian fighters have been scrambled, and sent to escort the Russians away from our airspace.

These incidents follow the sighting of Russian spy ships patrolling just off the east coast of the United States. These types of provocations have rarely happened since the end of the cold war and are an ominous sign that Putin’s Russia is challenging the United States for reasons that are as yet unknown.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4217-Russian-Bombers-Continue-To-Invade-U.S.-Airspace
Second Muslim Doctor Arrested In Michigan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4216-Second-Muslim-Doctor-Arrested-In-Michigan A second Muslim doctor in Michigan has been arrested along with his wife for performing genital mutilation surgery on girls as young as six years old. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar were arrested for performing the illegal surgeries at the doctor’s clinic in Livonia, Michigan. The arrests are the second in a week with another Muslim physician, Dr. Jumama Nagarwala being previously arrested. She was an emergency room physician, but performed the genital mutilation procedures at the Attar clinic.

Genital mutilations are routine in many predominately Muslim countries, but are illegal in the United States. However, the stories of these arrests have been mostly ignored by the mainstream media.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4216-Second-Muslim-Doctor-Arrested-In-Michigan
Ann Coulter Takes On New York Times. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4215-Ann-Coulter-Takes-On-New-York-Times. Ann Coulter has taken on the New York Times over its coverage of the University of California at Berkeley and its blatant attempts to keep her from having an effective speaking engagement on the campus. Coulter was invited by the college republican chapter on the campus that is preparing to sue the university over it discrimination against the organization and its invited speaker.

Coulter takes issue with the effort of the Times to defend the Berkeley campus administration by basically claiming that the campus is under siege by right wing groups that are responsible for much of the violence. Of course the facts speak for themselves and video evidence shows that the attacks are being orchestrated by left wing activists wearing masks and carrying weapons.

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140 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4214-140-Afghan-Soldiers-Killed-In-Taliban-Attack On Saturday it was announced by the Afghan military that the death toll from an attack by Taliban terrorists on an Afghan military base had risen to 140 dead and over 60 wounded. The attack occurred when most of the Afghan soldiers were unarmed and leaving lunch or a prayer service. The attackers were all dressed as members of the Afghan military, and it is believed by military commanders that they must have been assisted by someone inside of the base that has been identified as the headquarters of the Afghan 209th Corps in Balkh.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4214-140-Afghan-Soldiers-Killed-In-Taliban-Attack
Cal State Professor Gets Paid Vacation After Hateful Tweet http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4213-Cal-State-Professor-Gets-Paid-Vacation-After-Hateful-Tweet History lecturer Lars Maischak at California State University tweeted a call for President Trump to be immediately hanged and two Republicans to be executed for every one illegal alien deported. There was an immediate outcry and demand for his termination, but instead the university administration allowed him to go on paid administrative leave for the rest of the semester. In other words, with the spring semester almost over the professor will get some paid vacation days and apparently be allowed to come back in the fall with no sanctions. All of this at a taxpayer supported university.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4213-Cal-State-Professor-Gets-Paid-Vacation-After-Hateful-Tweet
Liberal Pundit Blames Trump For Situation In Venezuela http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4212-Liberal-Pundit-Blames-Trump-For-Situation-In-Venezuela The situation in the South American nation of Venezuela has been deteriorating for years as the socialist government has become a dictatorship and stripped citizens of their rights. It has also thrown the country into economic chaos with most people unemployed and many starving. The most recent result of all of this has been an increase in protests and sometimes riots in the streets of major cities.

However, far left MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has another take on the situation claiming that the unrest is due to the fact that a state run company in Venezuela made a contribution to the Trump inauguration committee. Maddow does not say how she believes the people in Venezuela were supposed to even find out about this.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4212-Liberal-Pundit-Blames-Trump-For-Situation-In-Venezuela
Taxpayers Forced To Fund Speech By Sharia Law Advocate http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4211-Taxpayers-Forced-To-Fund-Speech-By-Sharia-Law-Advocate New York taxpayers are waking up to the fact that their taxes are being used to fund a commencement address by Palestinian and Sharia law proponent Linda Sarsour. The speech is to take place at the graduation ceremony on June 1st of the Graduate School of Public Health of the City University of New York (CUNY) a publicly funded institution.

Sarsouris a Muslim activist who has referred to “Zionist trolls” and defendedrock throwing attacks by Palestinian activists on Israel citizens. She was also one of the organizers of the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington in January.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4211-Taxpayers-Forced-To-Fund-Speech-By-Sharia-Law-Advocate
Negative Main Stream Media Covetage Of Trump At All Time High http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4210-Negative-Main-Stream-Media-Covetage-Of-Trump-At-All-Time-High According to a study done by the prominent Media Research Center the negative coverage of President Trump by mainstream media outlets like CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN has reached an extraordinarily high level. The negative coverage is 89% overall with the highest levels being in the areas of the alleged collusion of the Trump campaign and the Russian government as well as the Obama wiretap claims.

This continues the trend established and reported during the Presidential campaign when the favorable coverage of Hilary Clinton far outweighed the favorable coverage of the Trump campaign. In fact, Trump favorable coverage was virtually nonexistent.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4210-Negative-Main-Stream-Media-Covetage-Of-Trump-At-All-Time-High
Marine Le Pen And Emmanuel Macron In French Runoff http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4209-Marine-Le-Pen-And-Emmanuel-Macron-In-French-Runoff Riding the wave of nationalism sweeping parts of Europe the right wing candidate Marine Le Pen has made it into a May 7th runoff against centrist Emmanuel Macron for the French Presidency. Le Pen has vowed to end the liberal immigration polices of the current French government that she claims has led to the rise in terrorism in France. She also wants France to leave the European Union.

Her rise has been compared to the movements that led to the English vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. However, Le Pen is still considered a long shot to win the French Presidency.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4209-Marine-Le-Pen-And-Emmanuel-Macron-In-French-Runoff
Viva la France! http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4208-Viva-la-France! On May 7 the French will choose either Emmanual Macron or Marine Le Pen as the next president of France. Macron, the establishment/EU/status quo candidate, drew this from Nigel Farage: "Macron speaking with EU flag behind him. Says it all." Farage is a leading British proponent of British independence from the European Union—Brexit. Le Pen, portrayed by the media as a feminine version of President Trump, wants France to retain its identity. Said she: “Either we continue on the path of total de-regulation, offshoring, mass immigration, free movement of terrorists, the reign of big money. Or you choose the France of borders that protects your identity.” What—borders, language, and culture? In France of all places? Yeah, baby—Viva la France!

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4208-Viva-la-France!
Another Islamist Terror Attack in Paris http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4207-Another-Islamist-Terror-Attack-in-Paris Days before the Second round of national elections (Sunday) an Islamic terrorist ambushed police on the Champs Elysees, the most famous boulevard in Paris. The assailant was killed by police but not before wounding two other policemen. ISIS claimed responsibility for this high profile terror attack, as they do all attacks that promise to promote their image of blind hatred and all ethnic groups. While the police haven’t released his name, they have admitted that he was on their watch list, as are most terrorists involved in high profile attacks. Apparently, they weren’t watching closely enough.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4207-Another-Islamist-Terror-Attack-in-Paris
Trump Verbally Assaults Iran http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4206-Trump-Verbally-Assaults-Iran One day after certifying to Congress that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal, he blasted the deal at a news conference with the Italian prime minister as a “terrible deal.” He made a point of accusing Iran of being in violation of the “spirit of the agreement,” but offered no details explaining how. It seems certain to the anti-globalist faction of his supporters that Trump is being influenced by the neocons among his advisors who intend to use this nuclear agreement, which has never been signed by Iran or the US, as a basis for attacking Iran militarily. That was the reason for adding non-nuclear military disarmament features to the agreement in the last round, to make it easier to find Iran in violation.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4206-Trump-Verbally-Assaults-Iran
US Prepares to Indict Julian Assange http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4205-US-Prepares-to-Indict-Julian-Assange Prosecutors say they have found another avenue of attack to indict Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. They first tried to make a case based upon Wikileaks having published the leaks from Bradley Manning, but they couldn’t very do that since the NY Times and other lead American papers did so too. Now, Mike Pompeo, who used to praise Wikileaks until he rose to the head of the CIA, says he now has evidence that Wikileaks helped Edward Snowden---which Snowden vehemently denies.

Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, a globalist thinktank, CIA Director Mike Pompeo attacked Wikileaks saying, "It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," Pompeo said. The charge that Russia was central to the leaking of DNC election emails to Wikileaks has been thorough debunked by those involved who have proof the leaks came from a DNC staffer upset by how the Clinton people undermined the candidacy of Bernie Sanders.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4205-US-Prepares-to-Indict-Julian-Assange
Documentary on Roger Stone Sure to Raise Eyebrows http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4204-Documentary-on-Roger-Stone-Sure-to-Raise-Eyebrows Trump says that Stone was the driving force behind his aborted run for the presidency in 1988 and then considering running to be the Reform party candidate in 2000. The interview, which happens before Donald Trump was elected and before Stone was fired from his campaign has Trump saying, "Roger always wanted me to run for president and over the years every time a presidential race came up he wanted me to run and I just didn't have interest at that time."

Trump gives Stone high praise, but nowhere in this exaggerated view of Stone’s prowess does it say why Trump dismissed Stone. It probably doesn’t have anything to do with Stones libertine lifestyle, as Trump isno Puritan, but it may have a lot to do with Stone’s “take no prisoners” negative campaigns he is famous for. It is even more likely that, like the film, Stone has a braggard’s tendency to take credit for things he really didn’t do. As the Daily Mail said in its review:

“Despite the praise, 'Get Me Roger Stone' makes it look like Stone is in chargeof the President, an idea which will likely enrage Trump who recentlysidelined his chief strategist Steve Bannon for reportedly taking toomuch of the credit for his boss' accomplishments.”

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4204-Documentary-on-Roger-Stone-Sure-to-Raise-Eyebrows
Berkley Reverses Decision and Allows Ann Coulter to Speak http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4203-Berkley-Reverses-Decision-and-Allows-Ann-Coulter-to-Speak The reason why UC Berkley cancelled Coulter’s speech was because of unreasonable restrictions that the sponsor, College Republicans rejected. Coulter said the university insisted that her speech take place in the middle of the day, that only students could attend and that the exact venue wouldn’t be announced until the last minute. Although the College Republican felt those were unreasonable, Coulter claims she agreed with the conditions but that the University canceled her anyway.

"They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway." Coulter is intending to speak on immigration, which is dangerous in the sanctuary state of California. When Coulter threatened to speak despite the ban, UC Berkley reversed their decisions and selected a new date. The College Republicans rejected that and now the event is back on for Thursday at an "appropriate protected venue." That remains to be seen.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4203-Berkley-Reverses-Decision-and-Allows-Ann-Coulter-to-Speak
Russia Bans Jehovah Witnesses http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4202-Russia-Bans-Jehovah-Witnesses A Russian Court, using a new law banning extremist views, has declared a ban on the Jehovah’s Witness religion, which has about 170,000 adherents in Russia. Incredibly, Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova said the Jehovah's Witnesses "pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security,” but failed to specify any evidence of that.

The church’s literature and website has been taken down and members have been arrested or had their property seized. Thursday’s ruling has a more draconian effect: all the Witnesses’ Russian assets –including its St. Petersburg headquarters and nearly 400 chapters — will be confiscated and become state property.

Russia's anti-extremism law is really an anti-free speech law that criminalizes any prejudice or religious enmity towards any other religious or social group. Jehovah Witness literature is replete with criticism of otherreligions, which is acceptable in the free world. –Not so in Russiaanymore.

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Church Fighting to Keep IRS Restrictions on Religious Political Positions http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4201-Church-Fighting-to-Keep-IRS-Restrictions-on-Religious-Political-Positions Donald Trump made a campaign promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment which, as a condition of getting a tax exemption, prohibits religions from taking any position or action which can be construed as influence the political process. It is much more than just endorsing a candidate. Most evangelical Christians oppose the current IRS position because it prohibits them from taking positions that are both morally objectionable and which happen to be politically sensitive---hence restraining their ability to speak out.

Pastor Chuck Baldwin, who ran for US president under the Constitution Party banner is appalled that many Baptists, Jews, and Muslims are trying to block the repeal of the Johnson amendments. These mainstream Churches seem to be comfortable staying out of issues of controversy, whereas Evangelical Christians are not, and want these restrictions against free speech removed.

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Anti-gun Mania in Public Schools http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4200-Anti-gun-Mania-in-Public-Schools To demonstrate how radical the anti-gun sentiment is in public schools, a school district in Alabama has expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school — a gun she did not bring, but was given to her by another student, which she put into her backpack for safe keeping. According to the Daily Caller, her mother complained, rightly, that the punishment is excessive. No one was ever threatened, she didn’t ever present it as if in firing position, and no person was put in a position of fearing for their life. Perhaps she’ll find much more fulfillment being home schooled.

In another jurisdiction, a six-year-old boy was punished because he took a plastic Lego gun roughly the size of a quarter on a school bus in Palmer, MA. Even a kindergarten age child was forced to apologize for a tiny Lego gun.

At an elementary school in Philadelphia, school officials reportedly yelled at a young female student and then searched her in front of her class after she was found with a crude paper gun her grandfather had made for her.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4200-Anti-gun-Mania-in-Public-Schools
AG Sessions Takes Aim at Latino MS-13 Gang http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4199-AG-Sessions-Takes-Aim-at-Latino-MS-13-Gang The Mara Salvatruchos (MS-13) have become one of the biggest and most violent gangs in America, and in many other countries in Central America. They started as Salvadoran illegal immigrants in Los Angeles and now are active in every major city in the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making the eradication of the gang the forefront of his need for immigration enforcement in the US. Sessions said in prepared remarks that gangs like MS-13 "represent one of the gravest threats to American safety."

Sessions believes that tougher enforcement of immigration and border crimes will curb gang activity not only for MS-13 but the dozens of other Latino gangs that illegals have spawned in the US. Session also takes aim at sanctuary cities which by refusing to help the Feds deport illegals with criminal backgrounds are "aiding these cartels to refill their ranks." Drug cartels actively recruit Latino gang members as enforcers.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4199-AG-Sessions-Takes-Aim-at-Latino-MS-13-Gang
Iowa Passes Improved Gun Rights Law http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4198-Iowa-Passes-Improved-Gun-Rights-Law With both houses in the hands of Republicans and a sympathetic governor, House File 517 was passed and signed into law granting Iowans the rights to defend themselves using force, even “deadly force,” in public if they feel threatened. A citizen can be mistaken about the threat so long as he can prove there was “a reasonable basis” for his actions – a move that some believe shifts the burden of proof off of defendants.

The law also expands the rights of citizens to sue the government if they feel their Second Amendment rights are threatened by local ordinances or gun-free zones. Also, leaving a conceal-carry permit at home will no longer be considered a misdemeanor so long as the gun owner can produce it at a later date.

The new law in Iowa will permit minors to legally use guns so long as theyare accompanied by a guardian, effective immediately. It also eliminatesthe ability of the state to ban the possession of weapons during emergencies.

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Nation With Highest Vaccination Rate has Poorest Health for Children http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4197-Nation-With-Highest-Vaccination-Rate-has-Poorest-Health-for-Children In the US, the current vaccination schedule for children under 1 year has 26 vaccines. Children whose immune system is not yet developed are the most susceptible to vaccine reactions. By the time a child is through his teen years he will have 74 doses by age 17 with 53 injections and 3 oral doses of rotavirus. According to one doctor, "In spite of all this, or perhaps partially caused by all this, the health of American children has plummeted. The US has the highest rate of autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities, food allergies, chronic ailments, and childhood obesity. The overall health of this nation ranks very low compared to all other industrialized nations, dead last in most areas."

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4197-Nation-With-Highest-Vaccination-Rate-has-Poorest-Health-for-Children
Russia and China Send Troops to North Korea Border http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4196-Russia-and-China-Send-Troops-to-North-Korea-Border Sparked by what both nations claim is a fear of a wave of North Korean refugees should war break out between the US and NK, China has stationed 150,000 troops along its border with North Korea. This week Russia brought in a few troops and tanks to do the same. This does not appear to be in response to a serious threat of war, but as a precaution which sends a signal to North Korea's dictator to not do anything rash.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4196-Russia-and-China-Send-Troops-to-North-Korea-Border
Members of UK Parliament Demand Revocation of Mrs. Assad’s British Citizenship http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4195-Members-of-UK-Parliament-Demand-Revocation-of-Mrs.-Assad’s-British-Citizenship Asma Al Assad, a native Britain, and wife of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad tells how British leaders once offered her a guarantee of safety and for her children plus a large sum of money to abandon her husband and leave Syria. She rejected the offer recognizing that it was a blatant attempt to discredit her husband in the eyes of the British public. Now certain members of Parliament are retaliating by demanding that her British citizenship be revoked.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4195-Members-of-UK-Parliament-Demand-Revocation-of-Mrs.-Assad’s-British-Citizenship
Major Insurance Company Quits Obamacare, Profits Skyrocket http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4194-Major-Insurance-Company-Quits-Obamacare,-Profits-Skyrocket UnitedHealthcare Group's quarterly profit rose dramatically after the health insurance provider drastically downsized its participation in the Obamacare exchanges. The company's profit rose by 35 percent in the first-quarter of 2017, and expanded nearly every aspect of its operation, including its participation in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans, according to the Associated Press. The Obamacare exchanges require below market rates and so many medical mandates that experts expect most insurance companies to quit the exchanges if new changes are not enacted. Many states only have one provider for the Obamacare exchanges after other companies dropped out in order to survive financially. UnitedHealth brought in $2.17 billion in first-quarter earnings, and other companies are bound to follow suit.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4194-Major-Insurance-Company-Quits-Obamacare,-Profits-Skyrocket
More Than 90 Percent Of Top 50 Law Schools Are Liberal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4193-More-Than-90-Percent-Of-Top-50-Law-Schools-Are-Liberal Rob Shimshock posted a study at the Daily Caller indicating that “Forty-seven of the nation's top 50 law schools are liberal, and while 35 percent of lawyers across the country are conservative. Only 15 percent of law professors lean conservative, according to a recent study.” The study , The Legal Academy's Ideological Uniformity, was published April 14 by Adam Bonica of Stanford University, Adam S. Chilton of the University of Chicago, Kyle Rozema of Northwestern, and Maya Sen of Harvard. Only Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Pepperdine University's law schools are predominantly conservative, according to the study, but even those two schools have only one or two strict constitutionalists on the faculty.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4193-More-Than-90-Percent-Of-Top-50-Law-Schools-Are-Liberal
Bill O’Reilly Forced Out of Fox News http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4192-Bill-O’Reilly-Forced-Out-of-Fox-News Bill O’Reilly, the most popular news commentator on Cable Television has been forced to drop his The Factor at Fox News because of multiple charges of sexual harassment of women at Fox News. While O’Reilly has continually denied all chargers, it’s hard to believe given the millions that Fox News has paid out to settle multiple lawsuits. His ouster follows that of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes who also cost Fox multiple millions in out of court settlements.

There are no other conservative cable news shows to take the place of Fox as it faces increasing pressure from advertisers who did not want to support O’Reilly despite his high ratings. Fox News is a $90 million operation and Chris Ruddy’s NewsMax at second is worth only $10 according to estimates. Fox News has now lost their two biggest starts, Megyn Kelly, who is still trying to find a place on mainstream NBC daytime talk shows, and now Bill O’Reilly.

Fortunately Fox still has Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson who is a breath of fresh air compared to O’Reilly who many conservatives say comes across as arrogant and dismissive of others. He supported government registration of guns, the Paris climate change agreement, and was opposed to the death penalty---none of which are favored by conservatives.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4192-Bill-O’Reilly-Forced-Out-of-Fox-News
Venezuela Arms Pro-Regime Militia after Disarming Civilians http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4191-Venezuela-Arms-Pro-Regime-Militia-after-Disarming-Civilians Following the pattern of all communist dictatorships Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s increasingly unpopular leader, has banned regular civilians from owning weapons. As Maduro’s popularity plummets with massive inflation, price controls, and food shortages, he fears a counter revolution that could even overwhelm his loyal military. The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns. The Free Beacon reported that Maduro will start to arm hundreds of thousands of Marxist militiamen in order to preserve his regime.

"A gun for every militiaman!" Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, the Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime's armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression."

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4191-Venezuela-Arms-Pro-Regime-Militia-after-Disarming-Civilians
Berkley Bans Ann Coulter Speech http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4190-Berkley-Bans-Ann-Coulter-Speech While it remains a mystery why any conservative would want to speak at the ultra-Leftist UC Berkely, the school canceled a scheduled speech by the highly inflammatory conservative pundit Ann Coulter after they said they couldn’t guarantee her safety. When Bell Shaped Curve author Charles Murray spoke at Berkley his was shouted down and couldn’t utter a word. When professors moved the speech to another venue, violent demonstrators found out and followed. Murray couldn’t even attend a private dinner with professors afterward so violent were the students. One wonders why the university doesn’t terminate students who display such conduct. While they claim this is a police matter, the university could apply the only consequence which really matters to these students, but they won’t. Berkley has also seen many violent demonstrations against Donald Trump.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4190-Berkley-Bans-Ann-Coulter-Speech
Jason Chaffetz (UT) Wont Seek Re-election to Congress http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4189-Jason-Chaffetz-(UT)-Wont-Seek-Re-election-to-Congress Representative Jason Chaffetz, of Utah the powerful chairman of the House oversight committee, shocked supporters and critics alike on Wednesday by announcing he would not seek re-election to Congress or any office next year.

Chafetz’ committee overseas Washington DC laws, but is better known for his attacks on Hillary Clinton, vowing to investigate her for corruption at the Clinton Foundation, and for her violation of her security clearance in the email scandal. It isn’t publicly known what Chafetz will pursue but he hinted about a television contract.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4189-Jason-Chaffetz-(UT)-Wont-Seek-Re-election-to-Congress
Venezuelan Oil Held Hostage to Pay Shipping Debts http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4188-Venezuelan-Oil-Held-Hostage-to-Pay-Shipping-Debts Despite formerly close ties between Russia and its communist leader Hugo Chavez, a state run Russian shipping company has commandeered a Venezuelan oil tanker and is holding it hostage for over $30 million in unpaid shipping fees.

Russia's shipper Sovcomflot sued the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, which is in dire financial condition. Most of the oil revenue is taken by the Maduro government to make up for steadily declining tax revenues in an economy that has gone bust due to rocketing inflation.

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Oregon Republican Proposes Gun Confiscation Bill for Suicide Risk http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4187-Oregon-Republican-Proposes-Gun-Confiscation-Bill-for-Suicide-Risk Oregon State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) had a stepson who was a Navy Veteran who committed suicide with a gun. In reaction, the Republican has proposed a new law that would allow the state to confiscate any guns in the possession of a person “showing signs of wanting to commit suicide.” As Breitbart pointed out, “It is important to note that Boquist’s bill allows for ex parte hearings for gun confiscation. In such cases, the petitioner would ask for a confiscation order and that order could be issued without the gun owner being present,” or being notified.

While it may seem reasonable to not let someone “at risk” of suicide have access to a gun, psychology is not a true science and false mental evaluations are easy to obtain by vindictive family members or tyrannical governments, and should not be allowed without the person being allowed to confront his accusers and be represented by counsel.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4187-Oregon-Republican-Proposes-Gun-Confiscation-Bill-for-Suicide-Risk
Tells Congress Iran is Compliant with Nuclear Deal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4186-Tells-Congress-Iran-is-Compliant-with-Nuclear-Deal Donald Trump is backing down on yet another campaign promise, to “end the disastrous Iran Deal.” However, in a letter to Congress, he has now been forced by the evidence to admit to Congress that Iran is in compliance, and that the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program. Certification of Iran’s compliance must be sent to Congress every 90 days.

Still, it seems that the Trump administration is setting up Iran for a future attack anyway, as Sec. of State Rex Tillerson repeated the questionable neoconservative claim that “Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods.”

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4186-Tells-Congress-Iran-is-Compliant-with-Nuclear-Deal
Nigel Farage Says UK Conservatives Pulled Snap Election to Avoid Scandal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4185-Nigel-Farage-Says-UK-Conservatives-Pulled-Snap-Election-to-Avoid-Scandal Former UKIP and Brexit leader Nigel Farage feels that PM Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election is a maneuver to avoid the “slew of by-elections coming down the pipeline” which would have been disastrous if the current investigation into Conservative Party campaign spending violations comes to light. The Prosecution Service are considering charges against up to 30 individuals, some sitting members of parliament, who “willfully” broke election spending laws. The 10-month investigation into the alleged campaign finance laws during the last nationwide vote is nearing coming up on its two year statute of limitations.

“The logic for holding this election has been there for months, they’ve done it now to avoid embarrassment. That, I think, is the real reason they’ve done it,” said Farage.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4185-Nigel-Farage-Says-UK-Conservatives-Pulled-Snap-Election-to-Avoid-Scandal
Venezuela Confiscates General Motors Factory http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4184-Venezuela-Confiscates-General-Motors-Factory Following the lead of Fidel Castro, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro has started confiscating the assets of foreign companies. General Motors has been forced to stop doing business in Venezuela after the government took control of its only factory. General Motors claimed that valuable assets such as completed cars were stolen by government officials.

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Christian Schools hoping for a Favorable Ruling by Supreme Court http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4183-Christian-Schools-hoping-for-a-Favorable-Ruling-by-Supreme-Court The State of Missouri prohibited a Lutheran school from receiving state funds to rehabilitate the safety aspects of a playground, and the resulting lawsuit has now reached the Supreme Court. At issue is whether or not a state can withhold “basic services” from religious schools based upon the separation of Church and state. The issue of withholding fire protection services was used as the litmus test for this controversy and was discussed before the court in oral arguments.

Even though the State of Missouri has since modified the law to accommodate religious schools, the Supreme Court is still going to rule on the case, which could have wide repercussions for vouchers and other public school aid for Christian schools.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4183-Christian-Schools-hoping-for-a-Favorable-Ruling-by-Supreme-Court
Battle Over Death Penalty Rages in Arkansas http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4182-Battle-Over-Death-Penalty-Rages-in-Arkansas The courts are once again trying to thwart as states attempt to use the death penalty for serious crime. Two last minute rulings have stopped the state from executing two criminals. One was based on the novel technicality that stays all the scheduled executions over concerns about how the state obtained one of the three drugs in its lethal injection protocol.

The judge said the drug, vecuronium bromide, "was essentially obtained illegally by the state," or at least under false statemenst. As NPR reported, McKesson Corp., a San Francisco-based medical supply company, "claimed that the state deliberately circumvented them to use the drugs for executions. They were told the drug would only be used in prison health clinics for its proper medicinal use, as opposed to putting prisoners to death."

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4182-Battle-Over-Death-Penalty-Rages-in-Arkansas
Alex Jones Comes Under Increasing Attack at Custody Trial http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4181-Alex-Jones-Comes-Under-Increasing-Attack-at-Custody-Trial The establishment has finally found a way to get to Alex Jones, the most popular alternative media personality on internet TV and radio who espouses conspiracy aspects of the news. His ex-wife Kelly Jones in suing for custody of their children has brought out a continual stream of embarrassing misstatements and rants that Jones is noted for. Alex Jones’ attorneys have downplayed his outrageous statements by saying it’s a form of performance, and now the wife’s attorney have resorted to psychological profiling to demonstration that Alex Jones has a “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” The psychology profession as a way of turning everything into a disorder. This is getting ugly and Jones’ detractors in the mainstream media are giving it lots of play.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4181-Alex-Jones-Comes-Under-Increasing-Attack-at-Custody-Trial
Taiwan Defends a Nearby Island with Military Force http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4180-Taiwan-Defends-a-Nearby-Island-with-Military-Force UPI.com reports that, “Taiwan continues to militarize an island in the South China Sea, Taiping, also known as Itu Aba Island, which is claimed by China, Vietnam, and the Philippines." Of course, China claims everything in the South China Sea. Taiwan is planning a "well-rounded and comprehensive plan" to defend Taiwan's territorial waters, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported… "Taiwan is installing coastal defenses, including multiple rocket launchers with anti-landing capabilities, all remote controlled, as well as anti-aircraft defenses.”

“Vietnam has placed a system of long-range rockets on an island close to Taiping, and the Philippines is expected to conduct a joint drill with U.S. forces in May."

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4180-Taiwan-Defends-a-Nearby-Island-with-Military-Force
Russia Weighs In Against US Military Action in Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4179-Russia-Weighs-In-Against-US-Military-Action-in-Korea Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov responded to VP Pence’s statement about the US losing “Strategic Patience” by saying, “I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign.”

He also warned the US not to take any military actions, stressing that the “risky nuclear and missile endeavors of Pyongyang” violating UNSC resolutions could not be used as an excuse for violating international law and the UN Charter “in the same fashion” as in Syria. Lavrov also said that the current escalation could be hardly described as an “era of strategic patience,” although it was not Trump’s current actions to which Pence was referring, but the prior decades where the US did nothing significant in response to North Korea cheating on prior agreements.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4179-Russia-Weighs-In-Against-US-Military-Action-in-Korea
Trump’s Armada a Long Way from North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4178-Trump’s-Armada-a-Long-Way-from-North-Korea The current positions of all three components of Donald Trump’s “armada” he is sending to confront North Korea’s threats, put them still weeks away from being on station. The Carl Vinson is still in the Indian Ocean SE of Indonesia. The Ronald Reagan is the closest one, but still in Japanese waters. And the Nimitze is still off the Oregon coast, and has to cross the entire Pacific to get to Korea. So, we probably shouldn’t expect to see any direct military confrontation until early May.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4178-Trump’s-Armada-a-Long-Way-from-North-Korea
Georgia Congressional Race a Referendum on Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4177-Georgia-Congressional-Race-a-Referendum-on-Trump Democrats treated the race as a referendum on President Trump, however, as scrutiny grows on the young Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, it has been discovered that he doesn’t live in the Congressional district he is running for, making him technically ineligible. He was raised in the district and his parents still live there, but he lives with his live-in girlfriend outside the district.

The results of the race filled with more than 20 candidates ended with the two top vote getters, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel will face each other in a runoff election in June. With most of the losing candidates now supporting Handel, the seat should remain in Republican hands.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4177-Georgia-Congressional-Race-a-Referendum-on-Trump
Leader of California Secessionist Movement Leaves the Country http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4176-Leader-of-California-Secessionist-Movement-Leaves-the-Country Louis Marinelli, the leader of the “Yes California Independence Campaign” reached out to Russia and China as members of the UN Security Council to see if he could gain recognition for an independent California in case Washington refused to let it happen. But backers of Yes California were put off by what the media now claimed were “ties to Russia,” akin to the false claim that Russia had interfered in the US election. That was enough to taint the movement and kill it. Without financial support the movement failed and Martinelli decided to go into retreat in Russia.

In a letter to supporters on Monday, Martinelli referred to the Golden State as “occupied California” and said, “I have found in Russia a new happiness, a life without the albatross of frustration and resentment towards one’s homeland, and a future detached from the partisan divisions and animosity that has thus far engulfed my entire adult life.” Because of Martinelli’s decision to seek a haven in Russia, his movement has been totally discredited. Sadly, he won’t find any more freedom there than in Kalifornia.]]>
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4176-Leader-of-California-Secessionist-Movement-Leaves-the-Country
Military Coverup of the Downing of Army Helo in Afghanistan http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4175-Military-Coverup-of-the-Downing-of-Army-Helo-in-Afghanistan Restrictive rules of engagement have been implemented in Afghanistan which are costing American lives. Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew an AC-130 gunship in air support of troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents. Six were killed but two were escaping when Capt. Marquez radioed for permission to engage with two. Permission was denied because new rules of engagement prohibited firing until fired upon. The two escaped to a nearby compound and rallied more fighters who were successful in downing an incoming CH-46 transport helo with 36 fighters on board including 15 Navy Seals from Seal Team six (but not those involved in the raid claimed to kill Osama bin Laden). Marquez believes that had her team been allowed to fire, those deaths could have been prevented. Higher military officials suppressed her report.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4175-Military-Coverup-of-the-Downing-of-Army-Helo-in-Afghanistan
Are GMO foods safe? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4174-Are-GMO-foods-safe? Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, and DuPont insist that genetically modified plants (GM organisms, or GMO) are “safe for human consumption.” Are they really safe? “Roundup Ready” crops are designed to withstand the herbicide Roundup. Herbicide-resistant crops include Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soy. Other genetically engineered (GE) plants make their own pesticide; such plants are called Bt-crops.

We are told GMO/GE plants dosed with Roundup are safe, but the residue left on crops continues to cause allergies and gluten intolerance in the human gut. Sadly, the FDA and Dept of Agriculture have not done independent tests but relied on the self serving tests of Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association, who are hardly disinterested parties.

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Confessions of a Russian Troll only Part of the Story. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4173-Confessions-of-a-Russian-Troll-only-Part-of-the-Story. A worker at Russian 'Troll factory' revealed that Russia, like the US and other Western allies runs a internet information and counter-disinformation center that “trolls” various internet website and adds comments as if they are private citizens. According to the Daily Mail, he quit after being ashamed of his job, saying 'fake news' has little effect. The British tabloid said that, “Putin's online army would post up to 200 comments and 20 fake stories a day,” as a means of influencing the US election.

However, this story is wrong about the effect of these kinds of internet trolls on an election and is an extension of the false stories about Russian interference in the US election. Reader comments at the end of every website are so varied and “off the wall” that few who even read them anymore are influenced by them. The US runs an even larger trolling system out of Eglin AFB and other places, seeding conservative alternate media sites with false conspiracy theories for the purpose of discrediting real ones. Legitimate conservative readers at these sites are quite expert at identifying and exposing who the US government trolls are.]]>
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House Democrats Call for Suspension of Jared Kushner's Security Clearance http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4172-House-Democrats-Call-for-Suspension-of-Jared-Kushner's-Security-Clearance Using the well worn excuse of ties to Russia, Democrats are demanding a revocation of Jared Kushner’s security clearance. The demand is related to Kushner’s failure to disclose contacts with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with a Russian state-owned bank while applying for a top-secret security clearance.

Kushner’s lawyer responded that this happened when Kushner’s application was submitted prematurely, before these contacts. Since the president ultimately controls the security clearance process, Democrat demands are not likely to succeed.]]>
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Inflation Coming Back into the Housing Market http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4171-Inflation-Coming-Back-into-the-Housing-Market After reporting homebuilder confidence at a nearly twelve-year high in the previous month, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday showing that the market is starting to slow slightly. Part of the reason might be the sudden rise in building costs. Materials are up 15% already since the end of 2016. US Funds reported that,

"At issue is a mini-trade war between U.S. and Canadian loggers. For some time now, the American lumber industry has blamed its Canadian counterpart of unfairly dumping lumber in the U.S. that’s far below market value. Now, several factors are pushing timber prices higher. Chief among them are the likelihood of duties being raised at the Canadian border, possibly as early as next month; President Donald Trump’s calls to renegotiate NAFTA; and growing demand for new homes following the housing crisis as consumer optimism improves and millennial buyers finally seem eager to enter the market.”

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Trump to Nominate Banking Insider to FED Regulatory Job http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4170-Trump-to-Nominate-Banking-Insider-to-FED-Regulatory-Job President Donald Trump plans to nominate Randal Quarles, who was a Treasury official during the Bush administration, to be the Federal Reserve’s top banking regulator. Quarles is an international lawyer and financier that is considered friendly to the big banks.

As Bloomberg business news noted, “Quarles would be expected to play a pivotal role in carrying out Trump’s pledge to ease some of the regulatory constraints that were put on banks after the 2008 financial crisis. The selection would reflect 'the pendulum shifting from tougher regulation to neutral,' said, Mike Mayo, an independent bank analyst."

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4170-Trump-to-Nominate-Banking-Insider-to-FED-Regulatory-Job
The North Korean Envoy to the UN Warned of Nuclear War http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4169-The-North-Korean-Envoy-to-the-UN-Warned-of-Nuclear-War The North Korean envoy to the United Nations warned on Monday at the UN that all this talk of using military force to stop North Korea’s nuclear program might lead to nuclear war. Trump responded on Tuesday in a Tweet that lashed out at North Korea. At the same time Trump demanded that China to do more to rein North Korea---a fully Communist nation like China.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4169-The-North-Korean-Envoy-to-the-UN-Warned-of-Nuclear-War
PM Teresa May Calls for Snap Election June 8th http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4168-PM-Teresa-May-Calls-for-Snap-Election-June-8th Reacting to the current gridlock in Parliament by the various opposition parties, PM May is taking a strategic risk by calling for new elections in the hopes of gaining a larger majority for the ruling Conservative Party. However, that may be risky given that the Scottish National Party, picked up votes from the Labour Party under far Left leader Jeremy Corbyn in the last election and is threatening to pull out of the UK altogether over the Brexit. So, while Labour is being weakened, other anti-Brexit parties may be strengthened.

May complained that, “In recent weeks, Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union,” she said. “The Liberal Democrats said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. The Scottish National Party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union.”

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4168-PM-Teresa-May-Calls-for-Snap-Election-June-8th
Trump Criticized for Congratulating Turkish President in New Power Grab http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4167-Trump-Criticized-for-Congratulating-Turkish-President-in-New-Power-Grab President Trump called president Erdogan of Turkey "to congratulate him on his recent referendum victory." However, none of the European nations support Erdogan's consolidating power further in the presidency, and Trump’s congratulatory call seemed to imply that Trump would favor a strong president system himself, which may be true.

At a minimum, Trump’s action seemed to legitimize what almost everyone opposes. Many US allies are deeply troubled by how the Turkish referendum was carried out and by the power it will concentrate in Erdogan's hands. The EU will not allow Turkey to join without going back to a more democratic system.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4167-Trump-Criticized-for-Congratulating-Turkish-President-in-New-Power-Grab
Trump Seeks to End HB-1 Visa Lottery System http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4166-Trump-Seeks-to-End-HB-1-Visa-Lottery-System The President wants to change the HB-1 Visa Lottery System to a Merit System. Trump has planned a new executive order entitled, "Buy American, Hire American," today in Wisconsin with two major provisions:
I. It directs the US Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to maximize content made in America and "minimize waivers and exceptions to Buy American laws" in trade with other countries.
II. It orders an overhaul of the H-1B high-skilled worker visa program, replacing the lottery of names with a merit-based system that prioritizes higher-paying jobs.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4166-Trump-Seeks-to-End-HB-1-Visa-Lottery-System
In Florida Townhall, Rep DiSantis Outsmarts the Opposition http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4165-In-Florida-Townhall,-Rep-DiSantis-Outsmarts-the-Opposition Rep. Ron DeSantis formulated a game plan for his townhall to avoid the backlash others in the Freedom Caucus are facing. First, he didn’t back down from his criticism of Trumpcare, and many of his constituents agreed with him, saying it would have made Obamacare’s problems worse. Second, he utilized a moderator to ask him questions rather than field questions directly from the floor. Third, no signs were allowed. And fourth, he got the local pro-Trump groups to show up rather than let the Left dominate attendance.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4165-In-Florida-Townhall,-Rep-DiSantis-Outsmarts-the-Opposition
Conservative Congressmen Under Extreme Pressure at Town Halls http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4164-Conservative-Congressmen-Under-Extreme-Pressure-at-Town-Halls The Left has commandeered virtually every town hall meeting held by conservative Congressman since Trump took office. Even though these districts are heavily conservative the Left is organized and comes in force to shout down Republican legislators. Few are making a vigorous defense of conservative positions. Some have cancelled meetings rather than let themselves be filmed on the defense for the evening news. And even a few have decide to compromise thinking it will satisfy the Left.

An example of the latter is Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for re-election in 2018. He made enemies of social conservatives on Monday at a town hall meeting by changing his position on Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. He made two offensive statements to conservatives: "I will protect Planned Parenthood." And "I have no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood."

It’s doubtful that he swayed any on the Left to vote for him, and he lost a lot of support on the right, which is a recipe for political weakness.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4164-Conservative-Congressmen-Under-Extreme-Pressure-at-Town-Halls
AG Sessions Attacks Federal Intervention in Local Policing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4163-AG-Sessions-Attacks-Federal-Intervention-in-Local-Policing Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote an opinion piece for USA Today, warning against “harmful federal intrusion” in local law enforcement through heavy handed “consent decrees,” where the Dept of Justice forces big city police departments it a forced set of changes based mostly on political correctness.

Sessions wants to return to the old way of doing things with the Feds threatening to prosecute when Police chiefs violate civil rights, but don’t dictate the remedy. He wrote that, “The Department of Justice agrees with the need to rebuild public confidence in law enforcement through common-sense reforms, such as de-escalation training, and we will punish any police conduct that violates civil rights, but such reforms must promote public safety and avoid harmful federal intrusion in the daily work of local police.”

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4163-AG-Sessions-Attacks-Federal-Intervention-in-Local-Policing
VP Pence Says the “Era of Strategic Patience” is over for North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4162-VP-Pence-Says-the-“Era-of-Strategic-Patience”-is-over-for-North-Korea Intent on countering the decades long permissiveness in US policy toward North Korea, with Kim Jong-un’s litany of threats and broken disarmament promises, VP Mike Pence told the media in South Korea that the “era of strategic patience is over.”

In reality, according to conservative analyst Joel Skousen, there never has been a strategic policy of patience, but rather a hidden globalist agenda of allowing North Korea to grow up into the trigger event for WWIII. How else can the US explain the extreme dichotomy between its constant hostility toward Iran, which has no nuclear weapons, and the decades long tolerance for North Korea’s nuclear and missile proliferation. It appears Trump intends to put an end to this rising threat, but he may not be able to do it without a much wider war with North Korea’s allies, China and Russia.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4162-VP-Pence-Says-the-“Era-of-Strategic-Patience”-is-over-for-North-Korea
Scripted Opposition Lashes out at Marine Le Pen in France http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4161-Scripted-Opposition-Lashes-out-at-Marine-Le-Pen-in-France The Choices couldn’t be more clear in the upcoming French presidential elections next week. The latest polls show Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen with front runner status, claiming 22% to 23% of the vote respectively. Others just behind are far left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and mainstream candidate François Fillon who has been hurt by scandal. They are counting on 19% and 21% support each.

Macron is a globalist, overtly pro EU, and Le Pen is anti-globalist and anti-immigration, which has brought her to the forefront of a nation with severe problems with Muslims, who reside in ghettos and don't integrate. But it isn’t enough for Le Pen to win the first round. As in Austria and the Netherlands, the mainstream and Leftist parties join together at all costs to keep anti-globalists from being elected in the final round.

Akin to the paid attacks by radicals against Donald Trump, Le Pen is facing similar attacks in France. But she isn’t backing down, attacking the “savage globalization” of the other mainstream candidates. “I will protect you”, Le Pen vowed. Even as far away as Austrialia editorials in support of Le Pen say, “A vote for Marine Le Pen is a vote to end rule of self-serving elites.” While that rallying cry has never been more forceful than now, so far the ruling elites have been able to beat back similar anti-globalist votes in Europe.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4161-Scripted-Opposition-Lashes-out-at-Marine-Le-Pen-in-France
Google Buys up Land in Nevada for new Data Center http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4160-Google-Buys-up-Land-in-Nevada-for-new-Data-Center Google paid $29M for 1200 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, a few miles to the south of Tesla's Giga Factory for batteries. Google needs a data center somewhat comparable to the size of an NSA data center, given that Google is keeping track of everything done with its search engines and advertizing connections throughout the internet.

It’s a massive and growing database that tracks everyone by name, computer history, and preferences. While many in Utah were upset that their state ended up houseing one of the largest NSA Data Centers, Google is now looked upon by many Americans as a private extension of the NSA and government spying.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4160-Google-Buys-up-Land-in-Nevada-for-new-Data-Center
South Korea Building its own Missile Defense System http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4159-South-Korea-Building-its-own-Missile-Defense-System Even though the US has imported its THAAD high altitude missile defense system into Korea, South Korea is intent on fielding a low-altitude M-SAM missile defense system, which is expected to better handle North Korea’s short range rocket threat within 15 miles, according to Sputnik News.

Another element of the Korean plans is the L-SAM, a long-range surface-to-air missile, which is capable of destroying enemy missiles at altitudes of 40-60 kilometers. But neither system will come on line until about 2019, which may be too late, given the current level of hostilities.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4159-South-Korea-Building-its-own-Missile-Defense-System
Trump Breaking with traditional US Policy Toward China http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4158-Trump-Breaking-with-traditional-US-Policy-Toward-China President Donald Trump, is trying to give China more incentive to reign in the juvenile dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-un by offering China a deal on economic policy that has been a source of contention during previous administrations. Trump appears to be offering to look the other way at the big trade deficit with China, in exchange for a larger commitment to get North Korea to stand down from its quest for nuclear weapons.

Trump told the Wall Street Journal this week, "We have tremendous trade deficits with everybody, but the big one is with China. ... And I told them, 'You want to make a great deal?' Solve the problem in North Korea. That's worth having deficits. And that's worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make."

But previous administrations have always balked at trying to bribe China into doing the right thing with North Korea, and have insisted on making no links between China’s foreign policy and US economic policy. Previous administrations, secretly accommodating to China, have avoided any hint that they are willing to give in to China’s claim upon Taiwan in order to make a deal---not that wouldn’t have liked to, but the American public is still very sensitive about Henry Kissinger’s betrayal of Taiwan in favor of Red China.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4158-Trump-Breaking-with-traditional-US-Policy-Toward-China
Trump Serious about Big Show of Force in Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4157-Trump-Serious-about-Big-Show-of-Force-in-Korea According to Zerohedge.com, quoting a South Korean news outlet, Yonhap, the Trump Pentagon has decided that North Korea needs a serious show of force to cause it to step back from Kim Jong-un’s constant threats and provocations. To do so, the Pentagon is directing two more aircraft carrier task forces to Korea waters.

The Carl Vinson task force is due to be on station by April 25, and will be joined by CVN-76 Ronald Reagan, which normally is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan as its home port. The third carrier to descend upon Korean waters will be the venerable CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group which is off the coast of Oregon doing pre-deployment checks of its combat systems.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4157-Trump-Serious-about-Big-Show-of-Force-in-Korea
Alex Jones' Former Wife Sues for Custody of Children http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4156-Alex-Jones'-Former-Wife-Sues-for-Custody-of-Children Infowars host Alex Jones has found himself suddenly in a custody battle with his former wife, Kelly Jones, who had originally agreed to let the children live with their father. But when she changed her mind and sought a way to justify a change of custody, it was relatively easy to sit back and wait for another studio rant from Jones in order to go to court and make the claim he was an unfit parent.

She got her chance when on March 30, Alex Jones called Rep. Adam Schiff verious expletives after Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called for an investigation into Trump's Russia ties. She is claiming in Family Court that the threats against Schiff could constitute a crime. Threatening a government official can carry a maximum of 5-10 years in prison, if it is considered serious.

But Jones and his lawyers came up with a rather novel defense. According to his lawyer, Jones is a “performance artist” who is just “playing a character role" on his Infowars.com TV and radio show. The show is the most popular alternative media show by far with millions of listeners daily.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4156-Alex-Jones'-Former-Wife-Sues-for-Custody-of-Children
Who is Funding Protests in 150 cities on Trump’s Tax Returns? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4155-Who-is-Funding-Protests-in-150-cities-on-Trump’s-Tax-Returns? There were dozens of protests on Monday demanding that Trump release his tax returns. It’s obvious to many that these protests are not spontaneous, nor organized locally. There’s no way that 150 sometimes violent protests could spring up spontaneously at the same time across the country in different cities except with funding and organization from the far Left.

Trump is rightly asking, "Who paid for rallies seeking release of my tax returns?" Sadly, no one in the media is interested in following the money. Various conservatives suspect the hidden hand of George Soros who is doling out millions to keep the anti-Trump fever alive.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4155-Who-is-Funding-Protests-in-150-cities-on-Trump’s-Tax-Returns?
All Military Options Back on the Table says US http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4154-All-Military-Options-Back-on-the-Table-says-US Despite Sean Spicer’s denial this weekend that any pre-emptive strikes were planned on North Korea (NK), today the US refused to rule out a pre-emptive strike on NK as National Security Advisor HR McMaster warned the situation was coming to a head. The US considers NK’s failed missile test as a provocation as McMaster warned that “all our options are on the table.” Possible targets are NK missile launch sites, its nuclear facilities at Yanbyon, its submarine base on the east coast, and its nuclear test site in the north of the peninsula. High level talks are ongoing with China and Russia to try and avoid a military conflict.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4154-All-Military-Options-Back-on-the-Table-says-US
Google To Begin Downgrading Infowars.com http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4153-Google-To-Begin-Downgrading-Infowars.com Mike Cernovich writes that, "Google has hired contractors to remove or limit Alex Jones’ website Infowars.com from its search engines." According to a search engine evaluator for Google, all contractors have been instrucred to actively rate InfoWars as a low quality and untrusted site.

The instructions to the contractors provide that, “InfoWars is not an 'outright false' website and is not 'among the worst of the worst'… There are a number of controversial, often debunked claims that the site regularly promotes.” InfoWars articles must be rated “Low to Medium.”

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4153-Google-To-Begin-Downgrading-Infowars.com
Anti-Trump Protestors Create Violence in Berkley http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4152-Anti-Trump-Protestors-Create-Violence-in-Berkley Thirteen people were arrested in Berkley as Anti-Trump protestors turned violent once again, assaulting and battering Trump supporters. As Breitbart noted, “Police reported items confiscated among the combatants were: ‘metal pipes, bats, 2x4s, and pieces of wood. A group with bricks was detained, and their bricks confiscated.'”

“Some anti-Trump protesters threw things at Trump supporters. Berkeley police made occasional forays into the crowd, but mostly held back… Several attendees complained about the lack of intervention by police officers, a complaint that was also common during the anti-Milo Berkeley riot last month.”

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4152-Anti-Trump-Protestors-Create-Violence-in-Berkley
Turkey Votes for Strong President Rule http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4151-Turkey-Votes-for-Strong-President-Rule Amid considerable irregularities in voting, the President’s referendum modifying the constitution was passed by voters authoring a change in Turkey’s system of government. Whereas it was a standard Parliamentary system, it is now a “Strong President” system; granting the president increased powers to appoint a large number of members of the Supreme Court, while dramatically reducing the powers of Congress. This latest move by Recep Erdogan to consolidate power and marginalize the growing opposition has met with strong European disapproval and does not help Turkey’s chances of joining the EU.

International Election monitors complained that the Erdogan controlled Electoral Boards was allowing ballots to be accepted that did not have an official stamp on them. Here in the US, Turkey is investigating the role of Senator Chuck Shumer and former CIA Director John Brennan in assisting exiled Turkish opposition leader Gulen, who resides in NY state.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4151-Turkey-Votes-for-Strong-President-Rule
Kushner Beginning to “Meddle” in a Lot of Areas in the White House http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4150-Kushner-Beginning-to-“Meddle”-in-a-Lot-of-Areas-in-the-White-House Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon Reports that officials inside the administration are complaining that Kushner is inserting himself into foreign policy matters that he knows little about.

“Kushner has taken aggressive action to micro-manage the National Security Council (NSC), overshadowing even recently installed National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, according to sources both inside and outside the White House who described Kushner's behavior as highly unusual and damaging to the country's national security infrastructure. Never before has a White House permitted such a figure to intervene in the NSC, which is traditionally given leeway to investigate foreign policy matters and bring advice to the president. Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon described wide-ranging frustration at the NSC over Kushner's influence over some of the most important foreign policy portfolios, such as Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and China, among others.”

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4150-Kushner-Beginning-to-“Meddle”-in-a-Lot-of-Areas-in-the-White-House
Taliban Control in Afghanistan Increasing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4149-Taliban-Control-in-Afghanistan-Increasing Despite being the longest war the US has ever engaged in, signs are increasing that despite the US of huge bombs like the 11k pound MOAB, the US and Afghanistan are not gaining ground against the Islamic fundamentalists called the Taliban. The Taliban claimed this week, after releasing a map of areas they control, that 34 districts, including the district centers, are under its full control, while other 167 districts are partially (between 40 to 99 percent of the territory) controlled by the group. It also claimed to have a significant presence (10 to 39 percent) in other 52 districts and a minimal presence in six more districts. The Taliban are not a factor in only 89 districts of the country, although they do conduct some guerrilla activities in a few of these provinces.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4149-Taliban-Control-in-Afghanistan-Increasing
Syrian Rebels Had Advanced Warning of Syrian Attack on Arms Depot http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4148-Syrian-Rebels-Had-Advanced-Warning-of-Syrian-Attack-on-Arms-Depot Investigative Journalist Gareth Porter who specializes on national security issues wrote that, "The US military allegedly knew in advance that the strike was coming: Russian military officers informed their American counterparts of the Syrian military's plan to strike the warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun city 24 hours before the planned airstrike, according to the former US official who spoke with Truthout. The official is in direct contact with a US military intelligence officer with access to information about the US-Russian communications."

This may explain how Gulf News, a pro-rebel news outlet, could predict the day before that there would be another chemical attack by Syria. It’s not that they could have known the Syrians were going to crop chemical weapons, because that would not have been part of the sharing of information. But they did know that the Syrians were going to bomb a rebel arms factory inside a warehouse where rebels were stockpiling chemical weapons. That attack led to the rebels being able to falsely claim that Syrian made a chemical weapons attack.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4148-Syrian-Rebels-Had-Advanced-Warning-of-Syrian-Attack-on-Arms-Depot
Trump Appoints Globalist Fiona Hill to NSC http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4147-Trump-Appoints-Globalist-Fiona-Hill-to-NSC Adding yet another member of the Council on Foreign Relations to the National Security Council, the president named establishment Russian expert Fiona Hill to be his Russia expert. Hill is a dual US/UK citizen and has an extensive globalist pedigree. As deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian Affairs, she will be directing his Russia policy. She is a member of the globalist Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations and the pro-EU Eurasia foundation.

She started at Brookings in 2000, and was also on the National Intelligence Council under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Her inclusion will cement Trump into the anti-Russian camp and make it more difficult for him to patch things up with Putin and eliminate ISIS in Syria.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4147-Trump-Appoints-Globalist-Fiona-Hill-to-NSC
Air Force Equips F-16s to Drop Nuclear Bomb http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4146-Air-Force-Equips-F-16s-to-Drop-Nuclear-Bomb Until recently, none of the F-16 variants were equipped to drop nuclear weapons, but the Air Force is changing that now that the NK threat is looming. An upgraded version of the F-16 fighter/bomber, with an inert B-61 nuclear bomb under its wing successfully hit a target in the Nellis Test range in Nevada.

Both the US and South Korean air force have F-16s in Korea, although those aircraft would have to be upgraded, and crews trained on the use of nuclear weapons to use the new capability. The US does have tactical nuclear artillery shells in Korea.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4146-Air-Force-Equips-F-16s-to-Drop-Nuclear-Bomb
Radicals Trying to Get Universities to Declare Themselves Sanctuary Campuses http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4145-Radicals-Trying-to-Get-Universities-to-Declare-Themselves-Sanctuary-Campuses A trend is just starting among Latino radicals to have American university campuses declared sanctuary universities. Leftist students either individually or as student organizations have gathered signatures and presented petitions at Southern Illinois University and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Since state universities are funded by taxpayers and student tuition, this would be a violation of the rights of taxpayers and students who do not wish to fund the shielding of illegal immigrants from federal law. This trend may be the beginning of something that made Latin American universities a safe haven for communists in the 1970s and 1980s. Universities were granted autonomy from police so they quickly became places where Communist insurgents and Marxists would hide terrorists and their weapons, out of reach of the police and military.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4145-Radicals-Trying-to-Get-Universities-to-Declare-Themselves-Sanctuary-Campuses
North Korea Fails in Attempt to Send a Threatening Message to US http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4144-North-Korea-Fails-in-Attempt-to-Send-a-Threatening-Message-to-US The foreign press in NK was put on notice last Thursday that NK dictator Kim Jong-un was preparing some big show of power on that day, but it never happened. Experts were expecting Kim to do another nuclear test, in advance of the Friday military parade where Kim showed the world his latest missiles and weapons systems, including new ballistic missiles and Polaris style submarine launched missiles.

When nothing happened on either day, it became apparent that China had intervened to warn Kim that Trump was serious about striking NK if he did so. However, Kim, not one to lose face after making several threats against the US, launched another missile test on Saturday evening but that test failed. Many expect this latest embarrassment to Kim will only heighten his desire to do something provocative.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4144-North-Korea-Fails-in-Attempt-to-Send-a-Threatening-Message-to-US
Senator Rand Paul Moves to Rein in Asset Forfeiture http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4143-Senator-Rand-Paul-Moves-to-Rein-in-Asset-Forfeiture Asset forfeiture has become a huge cash cow for law enforcement at both the state and federal levels. Originally designed to allow law enforcement to grab cars, planes and other assets of drug lords and to deter drug smuggling, it has morphed into an excuse to confiscate almost anything deemed suspicious by police without having to prove in court that the person owning such assets is guilty of a crime. The novel law involved claims that the property is facilitating a possible crime, and it’s up to the owner to prove otherwise, which turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head.

Senator Rand Paul is doing something about it. He’s introduced the FAIR Act (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act), which restores “innocent until proven guilty” to include a person’s property. It raises the standard of evidence from “preponderance of the evidence” (i.e. more likely than not) to “clear and convincing”

It eliminates the forfeiture financial incentive altogether since federal agencies would no longer be able to seize their way to higher budgets, nor share the booty with state agencies in order to get them to participate. And it would allow individuals and small business owners to request a prompt hearing to contest the seizure of their funds for alleged violations of law.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4143-Senator-Rand-Paul-Moves-to-Rein-in-Asset-Forfeiture
Trump Orders White House visitor logs to be kept Secret http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4142-Trump-Orders-White-House-visitor-logs-to-be-kept-Secret Normally, White House logs revealing who visits the White House are public records. In a move that brought criticism from both Left and Right, the Trump administration has decided keep the knowledge of who visits the White House a secret. This moves keeps the public from knowing if lobbyists, corporate leaders, or politically controversial people are meeting with the president or his key aids.

Sadly, the Trump administration is using the false excuse that this is a matter of national security---the traditional excuse used to cover the secret and sometimes illegal acts of government. Trump supporters and conservatives are very much worried because they suspect Trump is meeting with establishment insiders he said he opposed during his campaign. --So much for Donald's promise to “drain the swamp”.]]>
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Doctor Ejected from United Flight May Sue http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4141-Doctor-Ejected-from-United-Flight-May-Sue David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after being physically forced off the plane, as United was determined to make room for a flight crew heading to Kentucky. Dao’s lawyer Tom Demetrio said the law prohibits airlines from using excessive force to remove passengers. The 3 officers who dragged Dao off the plane broke two front teeth and caused a concussion. They have been temporarily relieved of duty as Chicago’s department of aviation scrambles to handle the crisis

Witnesses on the plane disputed United CEO Munuz’ claim that Dao was belligerent. Thus when Munoz finally got around to apologizing after the fourth statement defending the practice, it wasn’t very believable to the public. Demetrio is planning on suing both the airline and the City, although he expects there a major settlement offer will be forthcoming. United wants this bad piece of PR to go away as quickly as possible.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4141-Doctor-Ejected-from-United-Flight-May-Sue
Trump Pleased with Self at Military Dropping Mother of All Bombs http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4140-Trump-Pleased-with-Self-at-Military-Dropping-Mother-of-All-Bombs Like a kid with a powerful new toy, Donald Trump seemed very pleased with his latest show of power against ISIS in Afghanistan. He said he was "very, very proud" of the military's "successful job."

US aircraft had dropped the 22 thousand pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as the "Mother of All Bombs" or "MOAB" on a remote tunnel complex in northeast Afghanistan. It was a strange mission from a military point of view since. It’s the second biggest nonnuclear bomb in the US military's inventory, but it isn’t designed to penetrate deep targets like tunnels. It has to be delivered by a C130 transport aircraft.

At best, it might produce a blast wave that damages ears, but it isn’t capable of destroying the tunnel complex. It might simply have been a case of the military wanting to test this new weapon on a real target, or it may have been an expensive retaliation for the death Saturday of Army Special Forces soldier who was killed fighting in the same area. In any case the 16 million bomb was one very expensive show of force, even if true that it destroyed a small ISIS base with 36 combatants as the Pentagon claims.

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NK Show of New Symbol of Strength that May Still Happen http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4139-NK-Show-of-New-Symbol-of-Strength-that-May-Still-Happen Hundreds of foreign reporters were awakened around 5 AM on Thursday by “minders” and told to put on suits so they could witness and report on some new show of strength that dictator Kim had in mind to impress foreign audiences. Thursday passed without anything happening. That’s a strange way to impress the foreign media.

Monitors have said the country is “primed and ready” to conduct a sixth nuclear test. In response, according to NBC News, the Trump administration has announced that it will preemptively strike NK nuclear test site with cruise missiles or other conventional weapons should it become obvious that it is about to test another nuclear weapon. Experts expect NK to do another test as early as this weekend, so a US cruise missile strike on NK could be imminent.

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Trump’s Lurch toward Corporatism, Globalism and Neoconservatism http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4138-Trump’s-Lurch-toward-Corporatism,-Globalism-and-Neoconservatism While certainly not displeased the Washington Post was eager to explain Trump’s surprising ease with which he has abandoned previously held positions and succumbed to corporatism, and a neocon/globalist interventionist foreign policy. The Post rightly noted that,

“West Wing staffers always matter, but never more so than when the president they serve lacks deep ideological convictions. It is clearer than ever that whoever has Donald Trump’s ear controls the direction of the country.”

“Reflecting the declining influence of chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and the growing power of former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, Trump broke Wednesday with several populist and nationalist positions that he espoused on the campaign trail.” --in addition to his wholesale acceptance of direct foreign military attacks without Congressional approval.

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Napolitano was Right about Britain Spying on Trump Campaign http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4137-Napolitano-was-Right-about-Britain-Spying-on-Trump-Campaign After scoffing for weeks about Judge Andrew Napolitano’s claimed source that fingered the British GCHQ (British Intel) in the spy scandal on Trump, The UK Guardian admitted yesterday that “Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.”

The mainstream media, however, is absolutely silent about this admission and its derision of judge Napolitano.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4137-Napolitano-was-Right-about-Britain-Spying-on-Trump-Campaign
Pompeo Start Talking like an Insider http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4136-Pompeo-Start-Talking-like-an-Insider Demonstrating how the Washington establish absorbs former conservatives and turns them into establishment hacks, CIA Director Mike Pompeo took the opportunity in his first speech as director to blast Wikileaks as a purveyor of intelligence hostile to the US. Pompeo used to be a fan of Wikileaks until he became an insider. Now he’s a defender of all the CIA secrets including its numerous illegal dark side operations.

“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said. To support his assessment, he cited how the group had encouraged followers to join the C.I.A. and steal secrets, and how “it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from antidemocratic countries.”

Sadly, Popeo fails to admit that Wilileaks attacks the US because it lies so often about its pure motives and adherence to law. Not one of the leaks released by wikileaks has been done with the purpose of hurting legitimate secrets of the CIA, but the leaks expose the epidemic of illegal hacking our government does, its interference with other countries elections and its links with terror groups and drug cartel. It is the CIA that is working against American values, not Wikileaks.

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Conservative Groups Complaining Loudly About Trump Reversals http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4135-Conservative-Groups-Complaining-Loudly-About-Trump-Reversals TheHill.com sees a growing trend of dissatisfaction among Conservative groups in the nation as Trump reverses one campaign promise after another.

“Conservative leaders are putting President Trump on notice: If he doesn’t stick to his campaign promises, there will be hell to pay in the midterm election. Activists are particularly disappointed at the failure to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood.

“Someone’s got to take responsibility. They no longer have excuses not to do things,” said L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative advocacy group. Other conservatives are disappointed at Trump’s flip on the Export-Import Bank… Bozell warns that Trump will pay a political price if he doesn’t energize his base.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4135-Conservative-Groups-Complaining-Loudly-About-Trump-Reversals
Evidence that ISIS rebels have Chemical Weapons http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4134-Evidence-that-ISIS-rebels-have-Chemical-Weapons Even though the US rejects out of hand the Russian explanation that Syria’s airstrike hit a rebel weapons depot that exploded chemical weapons unknowingly, Thursday, the same thing happened to the US in an airstrike on ISIS.

The Syrian General Staff said that the US-led coalition struck an ISIS depot storing chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, poisoning and killing several hundred people, including civilians. Sputnik News reported that,

"The jets of the so-called US-led coalition launched a strike on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present. First a white cloud and then a yellow one appeared at the site of the strike, which points at the presence of a large number of poisonous substances.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4134-Evidence-that-ISIS-rebels-have-Chemical-Weapons
Trump Proposes Total Ban on NK Airline http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4133-Trump-Proposes-Total-Ban-on-NK-Airline Flying old Russian airliners, the North Korean national airlines (Air Koryo) has a bad reputation for reliability. Dubbed “the world’s worst airline,” the Trump administration is considering introducing a global ban on its airline in all Western Nations. The administration is also proposing a ban on oil sales to NK, which it uses to some of its power plants.

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President Trump Reverses Obama Ruling Protecting Planned Parenthood. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4132-President-Trump-Reverses-Obama-Ruling-Protecting-Planned-Parenthood. Trump signed into law today a bill reversing an Obama-era order that forbade states from withholding federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Now, states can deny the distribution of federal funds to Planned Parenthood on the grounds that taxpayers shouldn’t have to support abortion services.

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William Norman Grigg, RIP http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4131-William-Norman-Grigg,-RIP Will Grigg, the principle writer for Liberty News Daily has died of complications of a serious internal infection. He was a tireless champion of liberty, and specialized in exposing the excesses and corruption in law enforcement and government on his website Pro Libertate. He had a tremendous command of the English language, and formerly wrote for the New American as well as various libertarian publications. He will be sorely missed.

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Even Maduro’s Base is Protesting the Venezuelan Dictator http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4130-Even-Maduro’s-Base-is-Protesting-the-Venezuelan-Dictator As even the poor in Venezuela, normally loyal to the Marxist dictator who provides benefits, joined in huge protests in Caracas, it looks as if Maduros days are numbered. More violence emerged this week as a fifth protestor was shot and killed by military and police loyal to Maduro. Many carried the Venezuelan flag upside down which now symbolizes a “criminal regime.” Opposition leader María Corina Machado said that “Nothing will stop us, nor get us off the streets.”

President Maduro himself was hit with flying eggs as he sought to lead a counter parade. The reason the benefit corrupted poor have joined the opposition is that Maduro’s Marxist state policies and price controls have dried up most of the food supplies and people are going hungry much of the time. With rampant inflation, people can’t produce and sell at controlled prices.

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Montenegro Close to Joining the EU http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4129-Montenegro-Close-to-Joining-the-EU One might ask why any country would want to join the EU when other countries are chaffing at the heavy handed EU controls. Montenegro, recently independent from Serbia, is a poor country who citizens largely support sacrificing national liberty for the perceived economic benefits of EU membership. Montenegro unilaterally started using the Euro without permission of the EU, which is a major point of contention.

But Montenegro has been slowly changing its laws to conform to the politically correct social mandates of the EU, including commitments to the phony climate change agenda, gay rights, unlimited immigration, acceptance of refugees.

Trump and the US Senate agreed to allow Montenegro to join NATO even though it effectively has no army, air force or Navy. Only Spain’s vote remains an obstacle to NATO membership. French National Front candidate Marine Le Pen criticized Trump for changing his mind about NATO and for taking on the globalist role of the world’s policeman, as he said he promised not to do.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4129-Montenegro-Close-to-Joining-the-EU
Justice Gorsuch Can Help Decide Important 2nd Amendment Case http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4128-Justice-Gorsuch-Can-Help-Decide-Important-2nd-Amendment-Case California continues to restrict Second Amendment rights. A California-based case (Peruta v. San Diego) is one of five pending with the Supremes where local jurisdictions put heavy restrictions on a citizen’s right to carry concealed for non specific self defense. The Leftist 9th circuit ruled in favor of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s policy of making an applicant prove a specific threat before issuing a concealed weapon permit, which most people cannot do.

“The whole point of the Sheriff’s policy is to confine concealed-carry licenses to a very narrow subset of law-abiding residents,” Peruta’s attorneys wrote. “And because California law prohibits openly carrying a handgun outside the home, the result is that the typical law-abiding resident cannot bear a handgun for self-defense outside the home at all.”

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4128-Justice-Gorsuch-Can-Help-Decide-Important-2nd-Amendment-Case
CIA Complicit in Iraq Chemical Attacks on Iran http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4127-CIA-Complicit-in-Iraq-Chemical-Attacks-on-Iran In 2013, when the Obama administration was on the verge of attacking Syria over the Sarin gas attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascas, Foreign Policy Magazine published a report about CIA documents showing that the US had intimate knowledge about Saddam Husseins use of chemical weapons, and said nothing to stop it.

“The CIA documents, which sat almost entirely unnoticed in a trove of declassified material at the National Archives in College Park, Md., combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States’ knowledge of how and when Iraq employed the deadly agents. They show that senior U.S. officials were being regularly informed about the scale of the nerve gas attacks. They are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.”

Other reports at the time published by the Washington Post showed that following the visit of Reagan envoy Donald Rumsfeld to Iraq, dozens of biological agents were shipped to Iraq under license from the Commerce Department, masqueraded as “insecticides.” They included anthrax, subsequently identified by the Pentagon as a key component of the Iraqi biological warfare program.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4127-CIA-Complicit-in-Iraq-Chemical-Attacks-on-Iran
Can Bill O'Reilly’s Sex Scandal Be Contained? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4126-Can-Bill-O'Reilly’s-Sex-Scandal-Be-Contained? Veteran Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly is noted for being the most arrogant of all political commentators, both on air and off. His demeanor on air has never given a hint that he is disturbed by the damaging revelations of his sexual harassment of women staff at Fox News. He has never publically denied or even acknowledged the recent sexual harassment allegations brought by Fox New women staffers---for which Fox News reportedly paid millions in settlement costs. Dozens of advertisers have dropped O’Reilly’s popular show for fear of being associated with his tainted reputation as a sexual predator. Gabe Sherman reports that Fox News owner, globalist Rupert Murdoch, in high level talks over what to do about O'Reilly's future as they assess the damage. So far, most advertisers have been diverted to other Fox News shows, but Fox is having to charge a lower advertizing rate.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4126-Can-Bill-O'Reilly’s-Sex-Scandal-Be-Contained?
Trump’s Latest Flip Flops http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4125-Trump’s-Latest-Flip-Flops Trump supporters continued to be discouraged as the president fails to follow through with signature promises during the campaign. Worse, he seems to reverse course and do the opposite and following the establishment position

After his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping, he did an about-face on his campaign promise to label China a currency manipulator, saying Beijing hasn't manipulated its currency for months, and he doesn't want to risk losing China's cooperation on North Korea.

2. Trump also reversed his campaign policy on the federal Export-Import Bank, which insures subsidizes foreign purchases of US goods, often to rich countries like China. He now says he supports the institution because he claims it helps small companies. In fact, it is used almost exclusively to support large international corporations who sell expensive equipment overseas.

3. Instead of replacing Janet Yellen at the FED as promised, Trump is now suggesting that he might appoint Fed chair Janet Yellen to another four-year term, "I do like a low-interest rate policy," he said. Reuters describes the comments as more evidence of Trump's "drift to the mainstream" on monetary policy.

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Tension in NK Heating Up http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4124-Tension-in-NK-Heating-Up The NK foreign ministry told foreign journalists in Pyangyang to be prepared for a “big eventon Thursday. Possibilities are another nuclear test, a missile test launch, or some show honoring the 105th “Day of the Sun” celebration honoring Kim Il Sung, the nation’s founder on April 15.

More rash rumors abound after Pravda announced an order evacuating 600,000 people from the capital city, in expectation of some US retaliation. “Reportedly, Pyongyang's bomb shelters will not be able to accommodate the entire population of the North Korean capital. Therefore, 600,000 people - mostly individuals with criminal records - will have to leave Pyongyang to let others use bomb shelters.” Other analysts are skeptical of such rumors since there is no confirmation from any other sources.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4124-Tension-in-NK-Heating-Up
Migrants in France Torch Own Refugee Camp Again http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4123-Migrants-in-France-Torch-Own-Refugee-Camp-Again Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit reports in France, 'migrants' have torched their new camp, 34 days after torching their last one. At least 10 people were injured as the burned a refugee camp estimated to cost 3 million Euros to build. All of this accrues to the favor of National Party leader Marine LePen, running for president under a nationalist, anti-EU and anti-immigration policy.

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North Korea Threatens US with Nuclear Attack Again http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4122-North-Korea-Threatens-US-with-Nuclear-Attack-Again Reuters reports that, “On Tuesday, North Korea warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression. The North is technically at war with the United States and South Korea after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce and not a peace treaty. The North regularly threatens to destroy both countries.”

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Xi Calls Trump and Asks Him not to Use Force http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4121-Xi-Calls-Trump-and-Asks-Him-not-to-Use-Force Four days after their summit meeting in Florida, Chinese president Xi Jinping called president Trump to encourage him to seek a peaceful solution rather than use force. In response, the US laid out some non military options, including an oil embargo, banning North Korea's airlines from landing in Western countries, intercepting cargo ships, and punishing Chinese banks doing business with it North Korea.

"There's a whole host of things that are possible, all the way up to what's essentially a trade quarantine on North Korea," one official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters in Washington.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4121-Xi-Calls-Trump-and-Asks-Him-not-to-Use-Force
Trump Should Doubt China’s Sincerity in Reigning in NK http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4120-Trump-Should-Doubt-China’s-Sincerity-in-Reigning-in-NK Even as President Xi says he will help bring NK to the peace table for yet another nuclear agreement, the US and South Korea know that China is still helping NK build its growing missile system. After a recent rocket test, the South Koreans recovered the booster remains that dropped into the sea. The Washington Post revealed that,

“Entire sections of booster rocket were scrutinized by international weapons experts for clues about the state of North Korea’s missile program. Along with motor parts and wiring, investigators discerned a pattern. Many key components were foreign-made, acquired from businesses based in China.”

China has traditionally helped Pyongyang evade Western sanctions in this manner.

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President Assad Insists Syria did not Attack Civilians with Chemical Weapons http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4119-President-Assad-Insists-Syria-did-not-Attack-Civilians-with-Chemical-Weapons Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday insisted in a televised interview that his government was not involved in any way with the deadly chemical weapons incident in northern Syria last week, and that the accusations by the US were completely fabricated. He told the French AFP that “Definitely, 100 percent for us, it's fabrication,.. Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story [of Syrian blame] in order to have a pretext for the attack."

This version is increasingly gaining support from former intelligence experts as time goes on and the US fails to provide any evidence of Syria or Russian complicity---though the charged continue to be aired as fact.

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Some Chinese Troops on Alert at NK Border http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4118-Some-Chinese-Troops-on-Alert-at-NK-Border According to UPI, China has put its military on “nationwide alert” while ordering 25,000 more troops to prepare to be sent to the North Korean border as tensions build. Citing the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a nongovernmental organization in Hong Kong, the Oriental Daily News reports that Beijing has ordered troops from all five of its military regions to be on high alert due to the escalating crisis in the region. “Armored and mechanized infantry brigades in the provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang and Yunnan received the state mandate.”

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United Airlines CEO Does About-Face on Forcible Removal of Passenger http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4117-United-Airlines-CEO-Does-About-Face-on-Forcible-Removal-of-Passenger Facing horrendous backlash over its use of force to remove a Doctor who refused to deplane as United sought to replace 4 paying passengers in order to accommodate transiting crew members. United CEO Oscar Munoz, who at first had congratulated employees on correctly following company policy, has now completely reversed course and issued a full apology, offering compensation and promising that no passenger would ever be forcibly removed again.

This happened only after United’s stock price took a billion dollar hit, and people started boycotting the airline. The shunning of the forced removal policy by United will probably deter other airlines from doing the same. No airline wants this kind of bad publicity again.

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Trump Talks Down Russian Problem http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4116-Trump-Talks-Down-Russian-Problem After a week of bashing the Russians and suffering a diplomatic cold shoulder in Moscow, Trump played down the differences on Thursday in a tweet,

“Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!”

As the Hill.com said, “Trump’s tweet comes after he signaled a more aggressive approach toward Moscow, Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s main ally, after the chemical attack — backing away from his campaign promise to forge better ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Others continue to wonder at Trump’s ability to reverse course so easily without any sense that such reversals are a sign of inconsistency and unpredictable---which makes the world very nervous.

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Susan Rice’s Millions http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4115-Susan-Rice’s-Millions Pundit Andrea Mitchell right demands to know, “how is someone like Susan Rice worth between $23.5 and $43.5 million?” on a salary of $172K a year?

“If the media did their jobs, maybe we’d know how a UN diplomat could amass so much wealth. Funny how leftists, who hate the rich never utter a word about Susan Rice’s net worth. Not only is Susan Rice worth so much money, but she has significant investments in over a dozen Canadian oil companies. She even has a conflict of interest with her ownership stake in TransCanada, you know that Keystone XL pipeline that Obama nixed? Remember during the campaign how ‘bad’ it was to have investments out of the United States?”

The same could be said about Barack Obama. How did he acquire multi-million dollar properties in Chicago, Hawaii and Washington DC on a low six figure salary that only started when he became a Senator? Before that, he barely earned $60K a year.

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Republicans win Special Election in Kansas, barely. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4114-Republicans-win-Special-Election-in-Kansas,-barely. Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes won the special election to fill the seat of Mike Pompeo. He beat Democrat James Thompson, who was heavily backed by the Democratic National Committee and Bernie Sanders. As the Huffington Post said,

By the numbers, the race in Kansas shouldn’t have been close. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a tea party Republican picked to lead the CIA, was re-elected to his seat by more than 30 points in November in a reliably conservative district that is home to Koch Industries. But in the middle of last week Republicans began circulating an internal poll showing Thompson trailing by just 1 point, and the national party quickly invested nearly $120k to back up Estes. The

Donald Trump recorded a robocall on his behalf and tweeted about the race Tuesday morning, and Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were dispatched to shore up support.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4114-Republicans-win-Special-Election-in-Kansas,-barely.
John Bolton Explains Why the North Korean Threat is Different from Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4113-John-Bolton-Explains-Why-the-North-Korean-Threat-is-Different-from-Syria In an interview with Fox News, former UN Ambassador John Bolton, an avowed neoconservative, explained why he though the danger from North Korea is very different from Syria.

He told Fox News that we’ve watched them for years developing nuclear weapons and they may well have them. 2) Time is short in dealing with NK. We’re very close to the point where some decisions have to be made. 3) The only way to end the nuclear threat of NK is to do away with the NK government.

He mentioned the history of NK cheating on the 4 nuclear disarmament agreements he has signed. He said, in response to those pushing for another agreement, "We cannot let this happen again" It should have been obvious after the first two that NK would never abide by an agreement to dismantle its nuclear weapons. Now that we’ve done nothing significant to deter him, he now has nukes and is threatening to use them.


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Tillerson at G7 Issues Ultimatum to Putin http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4112-Tillerson-at-G7-Issues-Ultimatum-to-Putin Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a stern ultimatum to Russia Tuesday---to either join with America and remove Assad from power in Syria, or stand with Assad and Hezbollah. He told the special G7 confab on Syria,

"We want to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia can be a part of that future and play an important role…Or Russia can maintain its alliance with this group, which we believe is not going to serve Russia's interests longer term.

"It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end," he said. "But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria."

Vladimir Putin won’t be bullied by threats.

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Putin Won’t Meet with Tillerson in Moscow http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4111-Putin-Won’t--Meet-with-Tillerson-in-Moscow Vladimir Putin didn’t respond directly to Sec. of State Tillerson’s “you are with us or with him” ultimatum, but he reaffirm the Russian position that the Assad regime is being framed for the gas attacks. He also said Russia has intelligence that the rebels will use some kind of substance in Damascus again. According to the Daily Mail Putin warned,

“We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared ... in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using it,' Putin said after he was asked about further American missile strikes.”

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4111-Putin-Won’t--Meet-with-Tillerson-in-Moscow
CIA Changes History of Assad’s Chemical Weapons Agreement. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4110-CIA-Changes-History-of-Assad’s-Chemical-Weapons-Agreement. To help justify the Trump missile strike on a Syria air base, the CIA put out a statement claiming that “the US assesses that Syria did not declare all of its chemical weapons program.” That’s rather strange since the US government stated publicly that Syria had complied at the time, and so did all international inspectors. It seems a little too convenient to now claim that Assad may not have given up all his chemical weapons. Perhaps the government is thinking this has to be what happened since Assad used chemical weapons on his people---a charge totally without evidence so far.

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FISA Court Authorized Spying on Trump Advisor http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4109-FISA-Court-Authorized-Spying-on-Trump-Advisor In the Deep State’s zeal to find some evidence of Russian interference in the election, they have just revealed that the FBI secured a court order in 2016 to secretly surveil the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign---which ends up proving that Trump was right about his campaign being spied upon.

Citing law enforcement the Washington Post reported that the warrant for Page claimed there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of Russia---which Page vehemently denied. Page is a foreign policy expert on Russia and has spoken in Russia on various occasions.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4109-FISA-Court-Authorized-Spying-on-Trump-Advisor
Sec. of Defense Assures Press that Syria will not Spiral Out of Control http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4108-Sec.-of-Defense-Assures-Press-that-Syria-will-not-Spiral-Out-of-Control Although Russia has given the US a stern warning about further US strikes in Syria, which it is preparing to defend against, Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, “It will not spiral out of control." He added that, "I'm confident the Russians will act in their own best interest and there is nothing in their best interest to say they want this situation to go out of control."

Mattis also admitted that Trump had only authorized one attack, and that there was no authority to do anything further including ousting Assad. The reporters asked him about “mission creep” as happened in Vietnam, but Mattis downplayed that. The primary mission of the United States is to defeat Isis, not to become entangled in Syria’s civil war. In reality, it isn’t a civil war since most of the rebels are imported, paid for, and armed by the US and other surrogate countries.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4108-Sec.-of-Defense-Assures-Press-that-Syria-will-not-Spiral-Out-of-Control
Is China Threatening to Bomb NK’s Nuclear Program? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4107-Is-China-Threatening-to-Bomb-NK’s-Nuclear-Program? If carefully read, the Chinese statement doesn’t constitute are realistic threat to NK. It is typical of Chinese military and diplomatic propensity to use deceptive language.

The Chinese Global Times said, “China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China… If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own.”

While this ambiguous statement may sound like China is going to attack NK, it appears this is in the context of “countering blows by the US---not NK” It’s apparent pretext for using force against NK is only to prevent “either nuclear leakage or pollution,” which is hardly a realistic pretext for launching attacks---which would cause even more pollution.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4107-Is-China-Threatening-to-Bomb-NK’s-Nuclear-Program?
Tom Price Questions Whether HHS Will Continue Paying Obamacare Subsidies http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4106-Tom-Price-Questions-Whether-HHS-Will-Continue-Paying-Obamacare-Subsidies The New York Times reported that the Trump administration will keep paying for Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies for low-income people. However, Tom Price, the head of HHS, concerned about more backlash from fiscal conservatives says that decision has not yet been made. "The administration is currently deciding its position on this matter.

Congress took the Obama administration to court claiming that Congress had not authorized those subsidies, and that case is still pending.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4106-Tom-Price-Questions-Whether-HHS-Will-Continue-Paying-Obamacare-Subsidies
US Sent Libyan Sarin Gas to Syria Rebels http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4105-US-Sent-Libyan-Sarin-Gas-to-Syria-Rebels Veteran British investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says that Sarin gas shipments from captured stocks in Libya had been shipped to Syrian rebels and that Turkey was complicit in the plot to blame gas attacks on Syrian president Bashar al Assad. Zero Hedge reported,

“By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.”

“Now, for the first time, Hersh has also implicated Hillary Clinton directly in this ‘rat line’. Hersh said, “That ambassador who was killed [Stevens], he was known as a guy, from what I understand, as somebody, who would not get in the way of the CIA.. He was certainly involved, aware and witting of everything that was going on. And there’s no way somebody in that sensitive of a position is not talking to the boss [Hillary Clinton], by some channel”.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4105-US-Sent-Libyan-Sarin-Gas-to-Syria-Rebels
Chinese president calls Trump on North Korean Threat http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4104-Chinese-president-calls-Trump-on-North-Korean-Threat As North Korea responded with typical bravado saying it could “hit the U.S. first” with nuclear weapons, and the US carrier task force nears Korean waters, Chinese president Xi called president Trump to urge a peaceful solution. The Washington Post reported,

“Xi Jinping stressed that China insists on realizing the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula, insists on maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula, advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means and is willing to maintain communication and coordination with the U.S. side on the issue of the peninsula,” the paper wrote.

But that can only mean another paper agreement with NK, which Pyongyang has a track record of violating. Even if China guarantees compliance, the US has no means of making China follow through if North Korea doesn’t comply. As in prior agreements, getting the West to back down from threats of force only buys more time for both NK and China to advance military preparations for an eventual confrontation with the West.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4104-Chinese-president-calls-Trump-on-North-Korean-Threat
First Lady in Libel Action against Daily Mail http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4103-First-Lady-in-Libel-Action-against-Daily-Mail Melania Trump was accused by the UK Daily Mail of running an escort service---a very serious charge that was damaging to the First Lady’s reputation. It turned out not to be true. The Daily Mail issued the following statement:

“We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them…. “We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her. To settle Mrs. Trump’s two lawsuits against us, we have agreed to pay her damages and costs.”

The settlement ended up costing the Daily Mail $2.9 million.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4103-First-Lady-in-Libel-Action-against-Daily-Mail
Trump Senior Advisor Sidelined? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4102-Trump-Senior-Advisor-Sidelined? Even though the White House said that infighting between senior advisor Steve Bannon and Trump son in law Jared Kushner has ceased, Bannon’s influence with the president appears to be heavily damaged. CNN, no friend of the Trump administration seemed to relish commenting about stunningly lukewarm comments the president made this week about Bannon, when asked about the tension:

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday responded, ‘I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,’ Trump told New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin. ‘I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve. I'm my own strategist and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary.’

“Then, just in case anyone missed the point (they didn't), Trump added: "Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will."

While many are predicting Bannon’s ouster, Trump may be unwilling to do something that will give the media another reason to make fun of Trump disorder in the White House. It is more likely that Bannon will simply be sidelined on many issues.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4102-Trump-Senior-Advisor-Sidelined?
The Democrat’s Intolerance for Dissent on Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4101-The-Democrat’s-Intolerance-for-Dissent-on-Syria Powerful Democrats are calling for the ouster of a fellow Democratic Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard over the Hawaii Representatives criticism of Trump’s military strike against the Syrian government.

Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, both blasted Gabbard for having the audacity to questions the mainstream view that Bashar al Assad was responsible for the release of chemical agents in Idlib province of Syria.

They are so intolerant of a divergent opinion within the party that they are calling for her to be defeated and replaced in the next election. In January, Rep. Gabbard traveled to Syria, and Lebanon to find out Assad’s version of the media onslaught against him, and came away confinced that the US backed rebels were using chemical weapons against civilians and blaming it on Assad. While Gabbard is not the only one in Congress criticizing the attacks, she is the only Democrat to refuse to blame on Assad until an honest investigation is complete. The fact that both Republicans and Democrats find that reasonable position intolerable is a sad commentary on how many in Congress are too afraid to speak up a major wave of propaganda.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4101-The-Democrat’s-Intolerance-for-Dissent-on-Syria
Virginia Senator Also Defends Assad http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4100-Virginia-Senator-Also-Defends-Assad Loudoun County Senator Dick Black (R), is blasting U.S. airstrikes against Syrian and defending Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sen. Black doesn't think Assad is behind the chemical attack on civilians. Black met with Assad last year and saw definitive evidence that the 2013 chemical attack was done by Syrian rebels. Black said,

"If you look at it, there is absolutely no motive for President Assad to launch a gas attack...he was winning the war on all fronts why would he launch a gas attack against women and children that he knows is going to outrage the entire world?" said Black.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4100-Virginia-Senator-Also-Defends-Assad
Bill O’Reilly Calls Anyone Who Disputes Assad Blame as Insane http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4099-Bill-O’Reilly-Calls-Anyone-Who-Disputes-Assad-Blame-as-Insane Following his consistent denial of anything conspiratorial, top rated Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly went down a list of mainstream politicians condemning Assad for the chemical weapons incident on Monday, then in a purposeful slight against those who sincerely question the mainstream theme, he said,

“Most sane people support the missile attack last night. Sane is the key word here.” And then he points out that Former representative RON PAUL (R-TX) said:

“It doesn't make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gasses. I think there is a zero chance he would have done this deliberately.”

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4099-Bill-O’Reilly-Calls-Anyone-Who-Disputes-Assad-Blame-as-Insane
Russia Setting Up Military Facilities in Latin America http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4098-Russia-Setting-Up-Military-Facilities-in-Latin-America Almost half of the nations in South America have Marxist leaders, so it is no wonder that Russia is increasing its military aid to these countries. Russia is running a circuit of destroyers and long range bombers that visit bases in various friendly Latin American countries. Russia has started to strengthen allies in Latin America by sending in Tanks and other military equipment to Communist strongholds in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Putin would also be in Brazil if communist president Dilma Rouseff was still in power, but she has been impeached for corruption.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4098-Russia-Setting-Up-Military-Facilities-in-Latin-America
In retaliation, Vladimir Putin cancelled all meetings with US Sec. of State http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4097-In-retaliation,-Vladimir-Putin-cancelled-all-meetings-with-US-Sec.-of-State In retaliation for Sec. of State Tillerson’s attack on Russia for supporting Syria, Russian president Vladimir Putin has cancelled any meetings with the US Sec. of State when he visits Russia at the end of this week. Instead, he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

UN Ambassador Nikey Halley also attack Russia at the UN today, which added to the West’s attempt to isolate Russia. Still as a permanent member of the UN Security Council Putin has the power to veto any anti-Syria resolution.

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Russia Bringing in Short Range Defensive Missiles to Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4096-Russia-Bringing-in-Short-Range-Defensive-Missiles-to-Syria Even though the Russians believe Trump’s attack on the Syrian airbase near Homs was a single occurrence meant to counter the media claims that he was weak on Russia, plans are underway to bring in numerous medium and short range anti-missile systems to counter cruise missiles should the US try again. The S300 and S400 systems are expensive long range interceptors meant to counter US and Turkish aircraft. Russia was reluctant to waste these high tech long range missiles on a barrage of cruise missile.

To compensate for this lack of a suitable defense the Russian will bring in the Pantsir-S self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun system. As Sputnik News wrote,

"This system can detect and destroy any aircraft, helicopter, guided aerial bomb or enemy ballistic missile in a matter of seconds. In addition, the Pantsir-S1…is also designed to destroy ground targets, making it truly universal. The system combines anti-aircraft missiles and cannons, and there is no analogue…in the world today."

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4096-Russia-Bringing-in-Short-Range-Defensive-Missiles-to-Syria
Republican Governor of Alabama Forced to Resign http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4095-Republican-Governor-of-Alabama-Forced-to-Resign Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was allowed to resign yesterday rather than face impeachment over lying about his inappropriate sexual liaison with senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Gov. Robert Bentley then used intimidation tactics and deployed state law enforcement officials in an effort to cover it up, and even tried to charge his top law enforcement official with a false crime as penalty for blowing the whistle on him.

He made a plea agreement admitting to certain campaign finance violations rather than be convicted on sexual charges. It was a stunning downfall for the governor who hypocritically championed Christian and family values.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4095-Republican-Governor-of-Alabama-Forced-to-Resign
CIA Provided Saddam Hussein with Chemical Weapons Factory http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4094-CIA-Provided-Saddam-Hussein-with-Chemical-Weapons-Factory With all the government and media outrage blaming Syria for an attack on its own people, which was actually done by US backed rebels. recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials confirm that the US knew about and provided Saddam Hussein chemical weapons equipment and supplies. As Foreign Policy magazine pointed out, these were used on the Iranian military, killing thousands.

Iran pressed the UN to investigate this illegal use of a banned weapons, but the US remained silent at the UN even though it had first hand knowledge of the attack on Iran, done with US supplied chemical weapons to Iraq.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4094-CIA-Provided-Saddam-Hussein-with-Chemical-Weapons-Factory
Sec. of State Tillerson Makes Conflicting Statements on Sunday Show http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4093-Sec.-of-State-Tillerson-Makes-Conflicting-Statements-on-Sunday-Show In an interview on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked about Russian meddling in US and European elections and defended the US cruise missile strike on Syria. He also talked about being disappointed by Russia’s alleged “failure as a guarantor of the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons.”

However, he admitted to Stephanopoulos that “I’ve not seen any hard evidence that connects the Russians directly to the planning or execution of this particular chemical weapons attack. And, indeed, that’s why we’ve tried to be very clear that the Russians were never targeted in the strike.”

Tillerson’s statement cast doubt on an Associated Press report claiming that Russia knew about the Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4093-Sec.-of-State-Tillerson-Makes-Conflicting-Statements-on-Sunday-Show
Tillerson Says US Strike on Syria a Warning to NK http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4092-Tillerson-Says-US-Strike-on-Syria-a-Warning-to-NK "If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken," Tillerson told ABC's “This Week” on Sunday.

North Korea responded with saber rattling rhetoric on Monday, decrying the deployment of a battle-ready U.S. strike group Korea and saying it is "ready" for war. As the carrier Carl Vinson approached NK waters, an official from NK said the US decision was outrageous and vowed “catastrophic consequences.”

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4092-Tillerson-Says-US-Strike-on-Syria-a-Warning-to-NK
Democrats Trying Hard to Unseat Republicans in Two Special Elections http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4091-Democrats-Trying-Hard-to-Unseat-Republicans-in-Two-Special-Elections Pouring lots of money into two special elections where Republican districts were vacated by two Congressmen joining the Trump administration, Democrats hope to capitalize on the high motivation Democrat voters have in turning out to vote compared to complacent Republicans. In the Wichita Iowa race, Republicans see a narrowing race in a normally Conservative district between state Treasurer Ron Estes and Democrat challenger James Thompson to replace Mike Pompeo, Trump’s CIA Director.

Democrats have an even better chance of electing Jon Ossoff to the seat of the Atlanta, Georgia district previous held by Tom Price, Trump’s Sec. of Health and Human Services. This district is only slightly more Republican than Democratic, where Trump won by only 1 percentage point.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4091-Democrats-Trying-Hard-to-Unseat-Republicans-in-Two-Special-Elections
Norwegian Postal Service Stops Service in Migrant Torn Suburb http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4090-Norwegian-Postal-Service-Stops-Service-in-Migrant-Torn-Suburb NordPost, the Norwegian Postal Service announced that it was ceasing mail delivery in the migrant area of Rinkeby because it isn’t safe for postal workers. In fact, the postal workers are refusing to service the area because of continual Muslim migrant violence. Sweden is suffering a tremendous increase in violence in the wake of its open borders policy as frustrated young Muslim male refugees turn to violent rape and crime in certain areas of Sweden’s largest cities where they reside. A growing sector of the population is realizing that mass migration and the government’s “multiculturalism” policies are not working.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4090-Norwegian-Postal-Service-Stops-Service-in-Migrant-Torn-Suburb
United Airlines Has a Huge Public Relations Problem http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4089-United-Airlines-Has-a-Huge-Public-Relations-Problem After calling security personnel to physically remove a passenger from an overbooked flight, United Airlines is facing a huge backlash from millions who have viewed the video of the doctor with the bloodied lip being dragged off the plane. The airline started removing passengers already boarded when no one volunteered to give up their seat on the overbooked flight. The doctor subjected to violent removal said he had to meet with patients the next morning and refused to exit.

United CEO Oscar Munez’ attempt to justify this violent removal by blaming the customer for being “belligerent” is not setting well with the flying public. They view the doctor as having good reason for being upset. Overbooking is a common practice but to avoid this kind of forced removal, public relations experts feel that the consequences of overbooking should be applied before boarding, or as a last resort to those not yet boarded, rather than evicting people who have already settled into their seats.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4089-United-Airlines-Has-a-Huge-Public-Relations-Problem
Constitutional Conservative Backlash Against Trump Syrian Strike http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4088-Constitutional-Conservative-Backlash-Against-Trump-Syrian-Strike The Washington Post was pleased to report about the backlash from Trump supporters over ease at which Trump bought into the false narrative of Syrian blame for the chemical weapons incident in Idlib province.

Trump’s online base is furious about the Syria strikes. For hours, the Trump Internet warned that their president was being tricked. Mike Cernovich and Alex Jones’s Infowars — both have promoted a conspiracy theory all day Thursday that blamed the US deep state for a suspected nerve agent attack Tuesday in Syria, and not the Assad regime. Infowars called the attack a “false flag” meant to force the United States into a war.”

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4088-Constitutional-Conservative-Backlash-Against-Trump-Syrian-Strike
James Mattis become Senior Fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4087-James-Mattis-become-Senior-Fellow--at-the-far-left-Center-for-American-Progress Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis has nominated Rudy deLeon, a senior fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress, funded in part by globalist George Soros, to become undersecretary for personnel and readiness. As the Conservative Review pointed out,

DeLeon previously served in the Clinton administration as deputy secretary of defense. During that time, Gen. Mattis served as his senior military assistant… This appears to be a peculiar choice for an undersecretary, given that deLeon recently endorsed a letter opposing the president’s immigration moratorium from six terror-linked countries. As a CAP official, he has engaged in campaigns to advance “progressive (meaning Socialist) values.”

Almost all of Trump’s administration appointees since the ouster of Gen. Mike Flynn have been Globalists, either of the Leftist or Neocon variety.

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Trump Removes KT McFarland from NSC http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4086-Trump-Removes-KT-McFarland-from-NSC In another show of control over the powerful National Security Council HR McMaster has demanded that Trump replace KT McFarland with Dina Power as his Deputy National Security Advisor. Even though McFarland is a neocon who was in favor of intervention in Syria, the move was in furtherance of McMaster’s desire to have his own people surrounding him. McFarland was the choice of Gen. Flynn and was expected to be replaced when he was forced to resign.

Dina Power is connected with Goldman Sachs and was brought into the White House by daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner. She was at the Florida meetings where Trump decided to bomb Syria, and McFarland was conspicuously absent. Trump supporters are leery of the growing influence and power of HR McMaster over the president, both in ousting Stephen Bannon from the NSC and for convincing Trump erroneous that Syria should be attacked.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4086-Trump-Removes-KT-McFarland-from-NSC
Another Trump Supporter Turns Against Trump over Syria Attack http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4085-Another-Trump-Supporter-Turns-Against-Trump-over-Syria-Attack Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, a powerful and vocal supporter of Donald Trump attacked Trump for being fooled into supporting the media propaganda blaming Syria for the chemical incident in Syria. He called it a false flag attack by the Syrian rebels. As Zerohedge.com said, Savage also took issue with the false claims that it was a Sarin gas attack.

“Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin. Backing up his claim that the attack did not contain sarin, Savage made reference to photos showing first responders attending to bodies without gloves or protective gear. Had sarin been used in the attack, all of those men in white helmets would be dead.”

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4085-Another-Trump-Supporter-Turns-Against-Trump-over-Syria-Attack
Former CIA Officer Condemns “Rush to Judgment” on Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4084-Former-CIA-Officer-Condemns-“Rush-to-Judgment”-on-Syria Former CIA Officer, Ray McGovern, roundly condemned the Trump administration attack on Syria telling RT television that, “There has been an unseemly rush to judgment” blaming Syria for the chemical weapons attack. “I never seen anything like.” He recalled that when the media also was quick to blame Syria for the 2013 Sarin gas attack in Damascus, Gen. Martin Dempsey intervened and warned Obama that the Sarin gas used in the attack did not match the military grade Sarin that Syria possessed. Al Nusra has a long history of manufacturing and employing crude chemical weapons; the 2013 chemical attack on Ghouta made use of low-grade Sarin nerve agent locally synthesized. Dempsey’s doubts about Syrian guilt was enough to get Obama to back down from the planned attack on Syria.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4084-Former-CIA-Officer-Condemns-“Rush-to-Judgment”-on-Syria
Scott Ritter Details the Evidence Pointing to Rebels for Syrian Chemical Incident http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4083-Scott-Ritter-Details-the-Evidence-Pointing-to-Rebels-for-Syrian-Chemical-Incident Scott Ritter, former UN Arms Inspector from 1991 to 1998, has also taken issue with the media drum beat blaming Syria. With extensive details in the Huffington Post, he wrote:

“No one disputes the fact that a Syrian air force SU-22 fighter-bomber conducted a bombing mission against a target in Khan Sheikhoun on the morning of April 4, 2017. A critical piece of information that has largely escaped the reporting in the mainstream media is that Khan Sheikhoun is ground zero for the Islamic jihadists who have been at the center of the anti-Assad movement in Syria since 2011.

“The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that Liwa al-Aqsa was using facilities in and around Khan Sheikhoun to manufacture crude chemical shells and landmines intended for ISIS forces fighting in Iraq. If the Russians are correct, and the building bombed in Khan Sheikhoun on the morning of April 4, 2017 was producing and/or storing chemical weapons, the probability that viable agent and other toxic contaminants were dispersed into the surrounding neighborhood, and further disseminated by the prevailing wind, is high.”

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4083-Scott-Ritter-Details-the-Evidence-Pointing-to-Rebels-for-Syrian-Chemical-Incident
Suspected Stockholm killer is a Rejected Asylum Seeker http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4082-Suspected-Stockholm-killer-is-a-Rejected-Asylum-Seeker Sky News reported from Sweden that “The man suspected of murdering 4 people in Stockholm, including 1 Brit, is a failed asylum seeker who was to be deported.” This tragedy is similar therefore to the truck murder in Berlin, where an Islamic extremist whose asylum application was rejection, killed numerous people at a Christmas open air market. The European media, however, are inhibited from revealing the religious or refugee affiliations of persons accused of committing crimes.

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Russia Warns Trumps Against Further Attacks on Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4081-Russia-Warns-Trumps-Against-Further-Attacks-on-Syria A serious showdown is looming over rumors that Trump has authorized further attacks on Syria. Alex Jones claimed on Sunday that his sources inside the Pentagon claim that Trump will attack Syria this coming week. The Russians have responded to these rumors that they will not permit such attacks without serious military retaliation: The UK Daily Mail reported that,

Russian and Iranian forces last night warned Donald Trump they would retaliate with military action if he launched more airstrikes on Syria. In an ominous threat raising the prospect of war, The Russian Embassy in London suggested on Sunday night there could be 'real war' if Moscow is presented with an ultimatum over Syria.”

It is rumored that Sec. of State Rex Tillerson is preparing to present an ultimatum to Russia over its support of Bashar al-Assad.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4081-Russia-Warns-Trumps-Against-Further-Attacks-on-Syria
Rumors on the Right about US sending 150k Troops to Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4080-Rumors-on-the-Right-about-US-sending-150k-Troops-to-Syria Both Alex Jones and internet blogger Mike Cernovich are claiming to have insider information that the US is planning on sending 150k troops to Syria next week to overthrow the Assad regime.

“McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help of disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus, who mishandled classified information by sharing documents with his mistress.

As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intelligence reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inaccurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria. The McMaster-Petraeus plan calls for 150,000 American ground troops in Syria.”

Cernovich, who encountered sudden fame by revealing the story about Susan Rice outing Trump campaign officials being spied upon by US intelligence, said he had to run the Rice story first so that he could have credibility with this bigger story about the US invasion. However, conservative skeptics warn about the danger of using insider sources who may leak one true story in order to set up the reporter for disinformation later on.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4080-Rumors-on-the-Right-about-US-sending-150k-Troops-to-Syria
Trump Gearing Up for Fight in Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4079-Trump-Gearing-Up-for-Fight-in-Korea In preparation to make good on his threats to North Korea, president Trump has ordered the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its task force of ships to the waters between Korea and Japan. He has also reintroduced tactic nuclear weapons into South Korea as a further deterrent against North Korean aggression toward the South.

Although the National Security Council has prepared military options for attacking North Korean nuclear and missile sites, the Trump administration is leaning first toward increased sanctions to give China time to restrain North Korea, as discussed between Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar del Lago, Florida.

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What Happened to Congress’ Power to Declare War? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4078--What-Happened-to-Congress’-Power-to-Declare-War? In all the applause from the globalists, mainstream media and Republicans about Trump’s attack on Syria, not a word has been said about Trump’s failure to gain a declaration of war against Syria. Trump’s action do not fall into the category of an emergency response to a threat. Trump’s attack was strictly retaliatory for a chemical incident falsely blamed on Syria. If rumors are true about Trump sending over a hundred thousand troops to Syria that would be tantamount to an invasion and would require a declaration of war by Congress against Syria. However, Syria has never attacked the US or its troops and thus there would be no legal grounds for a declaration of war.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4078--What-Happened-to-Congress’-Power-to-Declare-War?
Tillerson Attempts to Justify US Unprovoked Attack on Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4077-Tillerson-Attempts-to-Justify-US-Unprovoked-Attack-on-Syria The Trump administration realizing that there was no threat to American in last Friday’s attack on Syria sought to justify the attack, with Rex Tillerson saying the US was acting on behalf of the international community.

“I think the other thing that it’s important to recognize that as Assad has continued to use chemical weapons in these attacks with no response – no response from the international community – that he, in effect, is normalizing the use of chemical weapons, which may then be adopted by others. So it’s important that some action be taken on behalf of the international community to make clear that the use of chemical weapons continues to be a violation of international norms.”

Critics, however, point out that no international body has called for such strikes.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4077-Tillerson-Attempts-to-Justify-US-Unprovoked-Attack-on-Syria
Defense Department and National Security Council Planning Military Options for NK http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4076-Defense-Department-and-National-Security-Council-Planning-Military-Options-for-NK The UK Daily Mail reported today that the National Security Council is directing the Pentagon to prepare plans for military options in dealing with the nuclear threat of North Korean missiles.

“President Trump has asked advisers to be ready with a list of 'options' to put an end to North Korea's nuclear threat. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said on Sunday that the Commander in Chief has put his security team on notice as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region. He did not say what options Trump will be presented with, though many believe pre-emptive strikes will be among them.”

In light of China’s threats to protect North Korea from external attack as well as Russia and China’s strong condemnation of the US air strikes against Syria, critics complain that a US attack on NK could precipitate a shooting war between the US and China. In addition, the Russian foreign ministry warns that further US attacks on Syria would also constitute a war action.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4076-Defense-Department-and-National-Security-Council-Planning-Military-Options-for-NK
Senate Invokes Nuclear Option to Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4075-Senate-Invokes-Nuclear-Option-to-Confirm-Gorsuch-to-Supreme-Court The Republican controlled Senate votes to change Senate rules allowing for a simple majority to confirm federal and Supreme Court justices to the bench. Removing the ability to filibuster, a delaying tactic holding the floor of the Senate unless 60 Senators vote to stop debate, now makes sure that a minority cannot indefinitely stop the confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice. The filibuster rule almost always guaranteed that no strong conservative jurist could ever reach confirmation since there have traditionally been enough Democrat or liberal Republican votes to block a cloture vote ending debate. That meant that no one could pass through the Democrat gauntlet unless he was an acceptable “activist” judge favoring a loose interpretation of the constitution.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4075-Senate-Invokes-Nuclear-Option-to-Confirm-Gorsuch-to-Supreme-Court
Philippines Occupies Claimed Islands in the South China Sea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4074-Philippines-Occupies-Claimed-Islands-in-the-South-China-Sea With the appearance of defying China’s claim to all islands in the South China Sea, Philippine Marxist president Duterte has order his military to occupy and upgrade military facilities in every island of the Spratleys which are in Philippine territorial waters. Duterte began his recent presidency reaching out to all of the enemies of the United States, but soon found that China had ambitions of its own on the islands claimed by the Philippines. The president’s office clarified the announcement the next day, avoid conflict with China, by saying it would only upgrade military facilities on islands already occupied by the Philippines, not those occupied by China.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4074-Philippines-Occupies-Claimed-Islands-in-the-South-China-Sea
Russian Explanation for Chemical Weapons event in Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4073-Russian-Explanation-for-Chemical-Weapons-event-in-Syria The Chemical Attack in Syria may not have been a purposeful false flag by the rebels, but an accidental release. Russia's Defense Ministry said the toxic agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal and munitions factory on the town's eastern outskirts. Asked what proof Moscow has for that assessment, Peskov said that Russia is the only legitimate foreign power on the ground in Syria and therefore has "more wide information about what is going on there." –Associated Press

If this is true, what were the rebels doing with chemical weapons except to use them and blame it on Syria as they have done more than a dozen times? Certainly Assad’s airstrike cannot be responsible for the plume of chemical weapons the rebels received from the US or Western allies in Turkey or Saudi Arabia.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4073-Russian-Explanation-for-Chemical-Weapons-event-in-Syria
Syrian Rebels Admit to Chemical Weapons Accident in 2013 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4072-Syrian-Rebels-Admit-to-Chemical-Weapons-Accident-in-2013 Militants in Syria told an AP reporter they mishandled Saudi-supplied chemical weapons, causing accident, as reported by Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com

Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

Rebels told Gavlak that they were not properly trained on how to handle the chemical weapons or even told what they were. It appears as though the weapons were initially supposed to be given to the Al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4072-Syrian-Rebels-Admit-to-Chemical-Weapons-Accident-in-2013
Senator Rand Paul Admonishes Trump Not to Attack Syria, but he Does it Anyway. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4071-Senator-Rand-Paul-Admonishes-Trump-Not-to-Attack-Syria,-but-he-Does-it-Anyway. A White House aide says Trump is trying to 'telegraph to Assad and the Russians that that he's deadly serious about attacking Syria. 'What Assad did is terrible,' Trump said aboard Air Force One, adding: 'He’s there, and I guess he’s running things, so I guess something should happen'

In contrast, Senator Rand Paul has urged the President to stick to the position on Syria that he espoused before taking office – that military intervention will do more harm than good. Trump had previously tweeted, “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.” Unfortunately, with the constant drum beat blaming Assad for this attack, Trump would have little trouble getting Congressional approval.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4071-Senator-Rand-Paul-Admonishes-Trump-Not-to-Attack-Syria,-but-he-Does-it-Anyway.
Trump Orders Attack on Syrian Airbase without waiting for Investigation http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4070-Trump-Orders-Attack-on-Syrian-Airbase-without-waiting-for-Investigation Despite warnings from former Congressman Ron Paul that the chemical attack in Syria was the responsibility of the US backed rebels, and without waiting for an international search of the Syrian airbase for chemical weapons, president Trump order missile strikes a Syrian airbase accused of bombing Idlib province with chemical weapons. 59 cruise missiles were launched from US destroyers in the Mediterranean. Some conservatives are very disappointed in Trump that he could be so easily swayed by a media onslaught blaming the false flag chemical attack on Syria. Sadly, the president doesn’t even know what the darks side of government is doing in Syria behind his back.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4070-Trump-Orders-Attack-on-Syrian-Airbase-without-waiting-for-Investigation
Pentagon Planned the US Military Response to Chemical Attack in Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4069-Pentagon-Planned-the-US-Military-Response-to-Chemical-Attack-in-Syria Acting on false media statements blaming president Bashar al Assad for Monday’s chemical attack on civilians in rebel held territory, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, used the attack to determine that there was “no role” for President Bashar al-Assad to continue governing his country. This is a dramatic change in US policy, now calling for Assad’s ouster. Tillerson promised a “serious response” which means military action.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4069-Pentagon-Planned-the-US-Military-Response-to-Chemical-Attack-in-Syria
Four Issues on the table for Trump China talks http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4068-Four-Issues-on-the-table-for-Trump-China-talks Here are the four key issues Trump and Xi will likely be discussing, although Xi’s most important task is to get a feel for Trump to see if he is as tough as he talks. He isn’t.

1.) North Korea

Trump will demand that China restrain NK over the issues of long range missiles and nuclear weapons. China will demur and say it has little control over NK, but it has blocked every UN Security Council resolution against NK. The Heritage Foundation says Trump can impose sanctions on China if it fails to rein in NK. “The time for talk is over. The U.S. can impose secondary sanctions on Chinese companies if China doesn’t cooperate.”

2.) Trade

Trump will insist that China lower trade barriers to American products, especially cars. He will talk about the increasing trade deficit, but there isn’t much he can do about it without hurting American consumers if he slaps tariffs on Chinese goods.

3.) South China Sea

China expanded artificial islands and seized an underwater dron belonging to the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea. Trump will demand China’s threats to use of international waters must stop, and China will continue to assert its claims over all the China sea.

4.) Religious Freedom and Human Rights

Trump will be obligated by diplomatic protocol to address China’s poor human rights record, but nothing ever comes of the West’s appeals. China is intent on controlling political dissent and doesn’t care what the West thinks.

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Pentagon Planning Saturation Strikes Against Syrian Air Bases http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4067--Pentagon-Planning-Saturation-Strikes-Against-Syrian-Air-Bases According to leaks in the Trump administration Defense Secretary James Mattis has presented president Trump with plans that involve a "saturation strike" on Syrian military targets according to The Intercept internet news site.

The only way to get through Russia’s air defense umbrella over Syrian bases is to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles in an attempt to overwhelm Russia’s latest anti-missile defense systems. The US military is anxious to get data on the Russian anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems. This is one way to do it, but saturation strike will surely injure Russian advisers, which makes this a high risk tactic.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4067--Pentagon-Planning-Saturation-Strikes-Against-Syrian-Air-Bases
Tax Reform Plan a Harder Sell than Healthcare http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4066-Tax-Reform-Plan-a-Harder-Sell-than-Healthcare One of the reasons Trump has gone back to salvaging his healthcare plan is that House Speaker Paul Ryan informs the president that Tax Reform is a long way from settled and won’t be a quick sell. Ryan said, “The House has a (tax reform) plan but the Senate doesn't quite have one yet. They're working on one. The White House hasn't nailed it down… So even the three entities aren't on the same page yet on tax reform," he added

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4066-Tax-Reform-Plan-a-Harder-Sell-than-Healthcare
Another Trump Ally Forced to Recuse Himself http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4065-Another-Trump-Ally-Forced-to-Recuse-Himself House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is being forced to recuse himself from the House investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including interactions between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Nunes had done nothing wrong in going to the White House to view classified information, but when the House Ethics Committee announced that it is investigating allegations that Nunes may have mishandled classified information, he was forced out of the Russia probe. That’s unfortunate given that there is some much false intelligence or faulty conclusions drawn by the FBI and CIA. Nunes still remains as chairman of the House Intel Committee, however.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4065-Another-Trump-Ally-Forced-to-Recuse-Himself
Judge Gorsuch Confirmed to the Supreme Court http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4064-Judge-Gorsuch-Confirmed-to-the-Supreme-Court After a few hours of morning procedural moves and perfunctory speeches in opposition by Democrats the Senate finally confirmed judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, with a few Democrats voting in favor. The votes ends one of the first chapters in a continuing polarized battle along party lines that has become increasingly bitter over time-- even though Gorsuch was a moderate choice Democrats had supported earlier for the appeals court bench.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4064-Judge-Gorsuch-Confirmed-to-the-Supreme-Court
Bannon and Kushner Fighting Constantly http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4063-Bannon-and-Kushner-Fighting-Constantly As more leaks surface about infighting within the Trump White House, the biggest tussle is between Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. As Republican News wrote,

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon has called the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner a “cuck” (short for cuckhold) and a “globalist” during a time of high tension between the two top aides, several Trump administration officials told The Daily Beast.

The fighting between Kushner and Bannon has been “nonstop” in recent weeks, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. It’s been an “open secret” that Bannon and Kushner often clash “face-to-face,” according to senior officials.” With Trump’s inclination to support Kushner above everyone else, Bannon’s days could be number.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4063-Bannon-and-Kushner-Fighting-Constantly
Trump Threatens to Attack Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4062-Trump-Threatens-to-Attack-Syria Not only did president Trump completely fall for the false claims that Syria used chemical weapons Monday against civilian, but he did a 180 on his approach to Syria. The day after the attack he still favored keeping Assad in power out of fear about the disorder and savage purging of civilians that would surely take place if US backed terrorists were allowed to take power.

But all that changed on Wednesday after Trump was fed dozens of photographs of child victims of the gas attack---which Trump’s neocon advisers continue to blame on Assad. It is sad how effective a false flag terror attack is at convincing both the president and the public that Assad is guilty---even though there is ample evidence that US backed rebels have committed all of these chemical attacks in order to undermine the Assad regime.

Trump emerged saying that Assad had now crossed numerous red lines, and declared that Assad was now “his problem,” implying that he would take military action. That would be difficult, however, given the heavy presence of Russian air defense systems.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4062-Trump-Threatens-to-Attack-Syria
President Trump removes Steve Bannon from the National Security Council http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4061-President-Trump-removes-Steve-Bannon-from-the-National-Security-Council Bannon was Trump’s eyes and ears on the NSC, but his new National Security Adviser didn’t like it and demanded he be removed. Trump complied, showing that he lacks understanding about how presidents are manipulated by the National Security Council, which gets “its daily marching orders from Henry Kissinger and associated,” according to James Jones, Obama’s first National Security adviser.

The changes demanded by McMasters also reduced the role of Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, who no longer can attend high-level national security meetings without McMaster's approval.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4061-President-Trump-removes-Steve-Bannon-from-the-National-Security-Council
Navy Instructor Pilots Go on Strike over Ongoard 02 System http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4060-Navy-Instructor-Pilots-Go-on-Strike-over-Ongoard-02-System About 70% of Navy instructor pilots at 3 Naval aviation jet training bases are refusing to fly until the Navy fixes the onboard oxygen system (OBOGS) which occasionally doesn’t provide enough Oxygen and also introduces toxic substances as it concentrates gas in the atmosphere into usable Oxygen. That latter problem may be related to secret government programs injecting chemicals into the air called “chemtrailing.” Pilots complain that Rear Admiral Dell Bull, in charge of air training is the official stonewalling them. This problem affects every plane with OBOGS, including the F-18 Hornet.

Someone is clearly stonewalling because the Air Force F22 Raptor was also plague by this problem and no solution was ever found. The only way they fixed it was to add convention liquid Oxygen tanks configured with an oxygen sensor to automatically dispense oxygen if it detects OBOGS is not providing enough. It’s not that the Navy doesn’t know about the fix, they just don’t want to do the retrofit and are doing the same old investigation again to see if they can find the problem. Meanwhile pilot and students’ lives are at risk.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4060-Navy-Instructor-Pilots-Go-on-Strike-over-Ongoard-02-System
Secret Service Agent on the Pence Detail Suspended for Soliciting Sex. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4059-Secret-Service-Agent-on-the-Pence-Detail-Suspended-for-Soliciting-Sex. The Secret Service has suspended agent on Vice President Mike Pence's detail was charged with soliciting a prostitute. The agent assigned to Pence was arrested after police saw him leaving a prostitute's room at a hotel in Maryland.

Use of prostitutes by SS agents used to be fairly common until it became public knowledge in the now infamous Cartagena, Colombia sex scandal involving 13 agents. Bringing prostitutes to the hotel rooms of SS agents is strictly forbidden not only because it leaves agents open to blackmail but it also might compromise information about the President or Vice President’s security. Drug cartels in Colombia and all other countries are also known to use prostitutes as spies against government agents.

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Trump Threatens Military Action against North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4058-Trump-Threatens-Military-Action-against-North-Korea North Korea tested another ICBM this week, landing in the Sea of Japan. Launching a missile into the sea makes it difficult for the US to determine the missile’s accuracy since only North Korea knows the coordinates of the intended target area.

But the missile test, one of several in recent months, got president Trump’s attention. In advance of his meet today with Chinese President XI Jinping, Trump told the UK Financial Times, “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you.” The White House added that “the clock has now run out” on North Korea’s nuclear program and that “all options are on the table”.

In response China said that “It will safeguard the security and stability of its Northeast area at all costs,” referring to both its territorial claims on all of the China Sea as well as client state North Korea. Tensions between the US and NK are at the highest point ever.

Ggeneral Jack Keane said that bombing North Korea’s nuclear facilities “may be the only option left”. But that’s not true. The US could also shoot done all future missile tests, especially ones that are heading toward the Sea of Japan.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4058-Trump-Threatens-Military-Action-against-North-Korea
Nevada Judge in Bundy Trial limits Defense to Two Witnesses http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4057-Nevada-Judge-in-Bundy-Trial-limits-Defense-to-Two-Witnesses Judge Gloria Navarro is showing her bias by disqualifying all Bundy protest witnesses except those who were actually there. The prosecution was allowed 2 months to present evidence, and Navarro now claims there is not enough time to hear the 10 witnesses the defense wants to call. Of critical importance to the defense are witnesses that are privy to unfair tactics by federal employees of the BLM.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4057-Nevada-Judge-in-Bundy-Trial-limits-Defense-to-Two-Witnesses
Oklahoma Homeowner who Killed All 3 Intruders Exonerated http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4056-Oklahoma-Homeowner-who-Killed-All-3-Intruders-Exonerated Although anti-gun forces where claiming the home defender didn’t need to shoot all 3 intruders, they were wearing masks and two were armed. Zachary Peters, 23, defended his family’s home with an AR-15 after three teenager broke into the house to try and rob it last week. The AP cited the Wagoner County assistant district attorney who announced that Peters acted lawfully, after authorities conducted an investigation into the shooting.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4056-Oklahoma-Homeowner-who-Killed-All-3-Intruders-Exonerated
Russia Objects to UN Condemnation of Syria for Chemical Weapons Attack http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4055-Russia-Objects-to-UN-Condemnation-of-Syria-for-Chemical-Weapons-Attack Russia as a permanent member of the UN Security Council put members on notice it would veto any motion to blame Syria for the chemical weapons attack this week without proof, and certainly before any investigation is complete. Just as the false narrative of Russian interference with the election is talked about as fact, without any hard evidence, the media is treating the claims about Syrian use of chemical weapons as fact as well, when all of the previous chemical weapons attacks have been done by US backed rebels and terrorists.

As Infowars.com reported, “A day prior to the attack, Gulf-based Orient TV announced “Tomorrow we are launching a media campaign to cover the airstrikes on Hama country side including the usage of chemical warfare against civilians.” This shows clear foreknowledge that the rebels were going to stage an attack by Orient TV.”

The “White Helmets” who say Syria airplanes dropped bombs containing chemical weapons are notorious for falsifying Syrian attacks on civilians. They are not a neutral or trustworthy source of Syrian war news.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4055-Russia-Objects-to-UN-Condemnation-of-Syria-for-Chemical-Weapons-Attack
The IRS Used Asset Forfeiture Against Small businesses http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4054-The-IRS-Used-Asset-Forfeiture-Against-Small-businesses Brandon Morse reports that in a two year span the IRS seized millions of dollars from businesses owners who committed no crime. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS has been taking millions of dollars from businesses who committed no crimes, using asset forfeiture as the method by which to take the money legally without charges.

Around $17 million dollars was seized from the bank accounts of business owners who in 90 percent of cases, committed no crime. What’s more, the report found that investigators violated internal policies such as not notifying those being interviewed of their rights, and improperly bargaining to resolve civil cases by using threats.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4054-The-IRS-Used-Asset-Forfeiture-Against-Small-businesses
How Dangerous Are Kim’s Nuclear Weapons? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4053-How-Dangerous-Are-Kim’s-Nuclear-Weapons? North Korea’s nuclear program will never be relinquished in negotiations even though North Korean leaders have sign agreements 3 times saying they will give up their nuclear research. Each time they have cheated. In each of the failed agreements, the West have fulfilled their part of the agreement, including food aid and oil shipments.

North Korea has never tested a nuclear warhead atop a missile, so even the North Koreans don’t how accurate their technology is. Even if it does work, North Korea does not possess maneuvering warheads and it has a very limited number of warheads and missiles to launch against medium range targets in Guam or Hawaii. A couple of standard ballistic missiles would be relatively easy for the US THAAD interceptors or Aegis Missile systems to detect and destroy. Only nations that have hundreds of missiles firing simultaneously can get through the US protective umbrella.

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Conservatives Worry About Trump War Threats http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4052-Conservatives-Worry-About-Trump-War-Threats With Donald Trump threatening military actions against Syria and North Korea, conservatives worry that Trump’s neocon and globalist National Security and defense advisors are leading him down a path he vowed not to go---intervening militarily around the world. Some conservatives suspect his globalist advisors may be setting him up to take the blame for WWIII, which could very possibly begin with an attack on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

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Another False Flag Gas Attack in Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4051-Another-False-Flag-Gas-Attack-in-Syria The first false flag attack in Syria came in 2013 in a Damascus suburb which killed almost 1000 people with Sarin gas. It was blamed on the Assad regime in order to get the US to directly attack Syria after Obama had declared that using chemical weapons would cross a “red line.” That gas attack was done by Syrian rebels who received clandestine shipments of older Sarin gas from Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

The latest attack on Tuesday stems from claims by “activists” like the anti-Assad “White Helmets” that a Syrian or Russian airstrikes dropped bombs containing chemical weapons in rebel held areas of Ildib province, killing nearly 70 people 10 children. Syria has vehemently denied using chemical weapons and Russia said it had no aircraft in the area at the time.

Syria suggests that rebels exploded a chemical weapon on the ground in an area where rebels were under conventional aerial attack, in order to turn the Trump administration against Assad. This apparently worked as Trump responded that, "Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world.”

This latest attack has all the marks of a false flag attack, like the 2013 Damascus attack, for the following reasons 1) Syria gave up its chemical weapons in the 2014 agreement as certified by international inspectors. 2) gas attacks are a broad area weapon that have no military value in a fight against rebels fighting among civilians, unless specifically meant to kill civilians for purposes of poisoning public opinion against a nation. 3) There is no way that Assad would use chemical weapons against civilians knowing that the international community is eagerly looking for an excuse to blame him.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4051-Another-False-Flag-Gas-Attack-in-Syria
Susan Rice Under Fire for Monitoring Trump Campaign http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4050-Susan-Rice-Under-Fire-for-Monitoring-Trump-Campaign Bolstering president Trump’s claim that the Obama administration spied on him, Sen. Rand Paul gave President Donald Trump some backup Monday by denouncing former Obama National Security adviser Susan Rice for issuing an official request to intelligence agencies to compile a list of Trump linked individuals whose telephone conversations were overheard in the monitoring of foreign individuals.

The mainstream media is scrambling to explain this latest revelation as somehow legal and proper.

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United States to Scrutinize UN Peace Keeping and Human Rights Functions http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4049--United-States-to-Scrutinize-UN-Peace-Keeping-and-Human-Rights-Functions Claims of Human Rights abuse have often been used by the UN to selectively condemn nations critical of UN intervention in the name of “peacekeeping.” As the US assumes the Security Council’s rotating presidency, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Monday that the U.S. would closely scrutinize these two prominent U.N. functions in order to ensure that UN isn’t targeting of certain nations out of bias and overlooking other violations by other nations equally as serious.

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Trump Donates First Quarter Salary to National Park Service http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4048-Trump-Donates-First-Quarter-Salary-to-National-Park-Service In fulfilling a campaign promise not to take a personal salary, presidential spokesperson Sean Spicer handed a check for $78k from President Trump to Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, who has been directed to use the funds to help the Park Service maintain and preserve historic battlefield sites.

Only two other presidents have refused to take a salary, Herbert Hoover and John Kennedy, both of whom had substantial personal wealth.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4048-Trump-Donates-First-Quarter-Salary-to-National-Park-Service
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Orders Review of Police Consent Agreements http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4047-Attorney-General-Jeff-Sessions-Orders-Review-of-Police-Consent-Agreements Some 25 investigations of police departments were opened by the Obama administration, accusing certain jurisdictions of racial bias in police work. These were often precipitated after high profile shootings of young blacks, many of which were unarmed.

During confirmation hearings Senator Sessions, vowed to review consent agreements forced upon some big city police departments, accusing the Obama administration of “unfairly maligning all police” because of the excessive force used by a few. Consent decrees are court-enforced reforms that are agreed upon between the DOJ Civil Rights and a city when investigators say they have discovered a "pattern or practice" of unconstitutional policing by a department.

Civil libertarians, however, are even more concerned about the high percentage of police officers who use unjustified lethal force are never sanctioned by either police or the courts when civil suits are brought against them. The courts have a history of granting “qualified immunity” to almost every police action, even when wrongful death is determined.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4047-Attorney-General-Jeff-Sessions-Orders-Review-of-Police-Consent-Agreements
Smartphone Apps are Spying on You http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4046-Smartphone-Apps-are-Spying-on-You As the battle for internet privacy heats up, consumers are shocked to find out that nothing you do on the internet with a computer or smart phone is private. As The UK Sun reported this week,

“The apps on your phone are secretly working together to spy on your life in minute detail, researchers have warned. Experts from Virginia Tech University analyzed more than 100,000 pieces of Android software and found "thousands of pairs of apps" which talk to each other to share private information.

Whenever you use any search engine on your computer for travel or to buy a product, you soon find all you internet browsing is linked to advertising which matches those searches you did just minutes ago.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4046-Smartphone-Apps-are-Spying-on-You
OSHA Fines Wells Fargo Millions over Treatment of Whistleblower http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4045-OSHA-Fines-Wells-Fargo-Millions-over-Treatment-of-Whistleblower The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Wells Fargo to pay $5.4 million to the government and to return a former bank manager to his job. He was fired for blowing the whistle on the bank’s fraudulent behavior in 2010 when bank employees and managers were being put under quotas to bring in new accounts. Thousands of those new bank and credit card accounts turned out to be for fictitious persons, all due to the pressure to meet quotas. The whistleblowing manager was dismissed from Wells Fargo after reporting separate incidents of suspected bank, mail and wire fraud at his branch in the Los Angeles area.

Citing the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program, Wells Fargo was forced not only to reinstate the manager to his job but to compensate the manager for both lost earnings and attorney's fees.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4045-OSHA-Fines-Wells-Fargo-Millions-over-Treatment-of-Whistleblower
Oregon Court Allows Individuals to Identify as neither Male nor Female http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4044-Oregon-Court-Allows-Individuals-to-Identify-as-neither-Male-nor-Female Always at the forefront of pushing Left/liberal agendas, an Oregon court has mandated that the state government must provide residents an alternative to either “male” or “female” as their identity status. The Obama administration has been encouraging state and local governments to fund programs protecting transgender individuals. In June of last year a Portland area judge permitted Portland resident Jamie Shupe to change his sex to “non-binary.”

According to the Oregonian newspaper, “Current laws in Oregon protect individuals who have undergone surgical procedures for gender change but do not make any references to individuals that do not identify as either male or female.” The court has now forced the state to change that policy even though the Trump administration has reversed the Obama administration policy by determining that transgender bathrooms are not essential in an educational setting.

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Black Lives Matter Philly Bans White People From Its Meetings http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4043-Black-Lives-Matter-Philly-Bans-White-People-From-Its-Meetings Amber Randall of the Daily Caller reports that, “Black Lives Matter Philly banned white people from an upcoming event, claiming it is a ‘black only space.’ The group also referred to Malcolm X, saying he too had banned whites from his meetings on race.”

While children are invited to attend the April 15 meeting, white people are explicitly banned from the meeting. This obvious racist policy would never be permitted by a white group, so there appears to be an emerging double standard within the media over what they will tolerate as racism.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4043-Black-Lives-Matter-Philly-Bans-White-People-From-Its-Meetings
Trump's Immigration Policies Spur Some to Remove Tattoos http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4042-Trump's-Immigration-Policies-Spur-Some-to-Remove-Tattoos KPIX in San Francisco reports there is "no evidence suggesting ICE agents are targeting people based on tattoos. The focus from the Trump administration is on illegals and criminal activity.

President Donald Trump's focus on deporting criminal illegal aliens has led to a boom in one particular business - tattoo removal. Illegal aliens are scrambling to remove any tattoos that might be seen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as gang-related in hopes of avoiding deportations. Especially sanctuary cities are seeing an increase in tattoo removal.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4042-Trump's-Immigration-Policies-Spur-Some-to-Remove-Tattoos
74% of California Residents Oppose Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4041-74%-of-California-Residents-Oppose-Sanctuary-Cities California has turned the entire state into a sanctuary haven for illegal immigrants. But, in a surprising poll done at UC Berkley, a bastion of far-Left policy, a majority of Californians want to see an end to sanctuary city policies, as reported at Breitbart News.

According to the study, “The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.”

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4041-74%-of-California-Residents-Oppose-Sanctuary-Cities
Nevada Judge Says Having a Gun in Presence of an Officer is Assault http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4040-Nevada-Judge-Says-Having-a-Gun-in-Presence-of-an-Officer-is-Assault Witnesses at the first batch of defendants in the Bundy Nevada standoff trial where shocked as US District Judge Gloria Navarro stated that the simple act of having a weapon visible in the sight of an officer is sufficient for the officer to perceive assault. This is an incredible interpretation given that in the state of Nevada open carry of a firearm is completely legal and no exception is made for the presence of police or other agents of the state or federal governments. The judge also gave a severe time restriction to the defense forcing them to cancel many of the defense witnesses.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4040-Nevada-Judge-Says-Having-a-Gun-in-Presence-of-an-Officer-is-Assault
US Withdraws Funding of UN Population Fund http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4039-US-Withdraws-Funding-of-UN-Population-Fund Under orders from the Trump administration, The State Department announced it was ending United States funding for the United Nations Population Fund, a controversial international agency that funds contraception and abortion around the world.

As Reuters reported, “In a letter to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, the State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) "supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization."

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4039-US-Withdraws-Funding-of-UN-Population-Fund
Did Erik Prince do some Backchannel Diplomacy for Trump? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4038-Did-Erik-Prince-do-some-Backchannel-Diplomacy-for-Trump? The United Arab Emirates held a secret meeting on January 11 between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and an informal representative of V. Putin, according to MSN.com

“The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would likely require major concessions to Moscow on U.S. sanctions. Zayed met twice with Putin in 2016, according to Western officials, and urged the Russian leader to work more closely with the Emirates and Saudi Arabia — an effort to isolate Iran.

“Steven Simon, a National Security Council senior director for the Middle East and North Africa in the Obama White House, said: “The idea of using business cutouts, or individuals perceived to be close political leaders, as a tool of diplomacy is as old as the hills. These unofficial channels are desirable precisely because they are deniable; ideas can be tested without the risk of failure.”

Although the Trump administration and a Prince spokesperson have denied that the meeting had anything to do with Iran or Syria, Erik Prince would be a natural. His sisters is Betsy Devos, Sec. of Education, and Prince had meetings with the Trump team during the Transition. He also had lucrative contracts with the UAE government, which at one point paid his firm a reported $529 million to form an internal paramilitary force capable of carrying out secret operations and protecting Emirati installations from opposition attacks.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4038-Did-Erik-Prince-do-some-Backchannel-Diplomacy-for-Trump?
Republicans will have to Change Senate rules to Confirm Gorsuch http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4037-Republicans-will-have-to-Change-Senate-rules-to-Confirm-Gorsuch Senate Democrats have 41 confirmed votes against confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to ensure that their planned filibuster cannot be stopped by the majority. It takes 60 votes to shut off debate and the Republicans would need 8 Democrats to cross over in order to do that. They only have four.

Thus, it appears certain the Republicas, who control the Senate majority will have to change the Senate rules on “cloture” (shutting off debate) from a super majority to a simple majority. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley didn’t mince words about Democrats who were voting on someone as qualified as Gorsuch:

"His testimony, and the testimony of those who actually know him should create a dilemma for anybody who is desperate for a reason to vote no, because if you're voting on qualifications and not politics, you'd vote yes," Grassley said. "If you'd filibuster Judge Gorsuch, it's obvious you'd filibuster anybody.”

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4037-Republicans-will-have-to-Change-Senate-rules-to-Confirm-Gorsuch
St. Petersburg Bombing Rattles Russia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4036-St.-Petersburg-Bombing-Rattles-Russia A bomb that was planted at a subway station in a fire extinguisher was defused, but the bomb carried aboard a subway train went off, killing 14 people and injuring 50. Despite the hole in the side of the car, the train kept going until reaching the next station where the wounded could be cared for. The fact that there were two separate bombs lead Russian police to believe the attacker did not act alone. Islamic bombers always have help in gaining access to modern explosives which are tightly controlled and only imported by terrorist networks, or supplied by government agent provocateurs.

Surveillance video shows an Islamic suspect wearing Muslim garb who was filmed before the bombing leaving his briefcase on the subway car and then quietly leaving the station. Russian authorities had earlier identified a Russian national born in Kyrgyzstan, as a suspect, but now are also considering whether the attacker died in the blast as a suicide bomber. But that would conflict with the surveillance video showing him exiting the train. Islamist militants from the North Caucasus have been accused of various terrorist attacks in Russia since the war in Chechnya, but it has been proven since that many of these were false flag attacks done by the KGB in order to build public support for Russia’s own “war on terror.”

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4036-St.-Petersburg-Bombing-Rattles-Russia
More Evidence of Obama Administration Spying on Trump Team http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4035-More-Evidence-of-Obama-Administration-Spying-on-Trump-Team Mike Cernovich, a conservative writer detailed the evidence that it was Obama’s UN Ambassador, Susan Rice that was responsible for requesting the identities of US persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasion that would link Donald Trump’s campaign team to the Russians.

The Trump White House Counsel’s document log requests indicate that a search was directed to find out if any Trump team members showed up in surveillance tapes on the Russians. The log directing such a search belonged to Rice. This indicates that the Democrats were trying to build a case against the Trump team before Obama left office.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4035-More-Evidence-of-Obama-Administration-Spying-on-Trump-Team
Jared Kushner, Trump’s Roving Ambassador without Portfolio http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4034-Jared-Kushner,-Trump’s-Roving-Ambassador-without-Portfolio With some dismay from the professional diplomatic core, president Trump has not only put his son in law, Jared Kushner, in charge of the task force to suggest greater efficiencies in government but sent him off to deal with special assignments in Mexico, China and Iraq. With little experience in any of these countries, experts can only surmise that Kushner’s role is more a reflection of Trump’s growing need for a loyal cadre rather than experience or competence. With the Trump administration in disarray over internal leaks, dissention and betrayal of agency bureaucracies, Trump only knows how to circle the wagons with loyal advisors, as he has done in business.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4034-Jared-Kushner,-Trump’s-Roving-Ambassador-without-Portfolio
Trump Meets with Egypt’s el-Sisi http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4033-Trump-Meets-with-Egypt’s-el-Sisi The Egyptian general, turned political leader has been isolated for the last few years after his somewhat aggressive suppression of Egypt’s radical Muslim faction, including the Muslim Brotherhood. But on Monday, he found common ground with president Trump who felt that his commitment to fighting terror outweighed the negatives of political suppression.

Trump praised el-Sisi saying, “He’s done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation. We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt. The United States has, believe me, backing, and we have strong backing.”

While Obama refused to meet with the Egyptian strongman and publicly condemned his suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood, military aid continued to flow to Egypt in 2015. This followed a similar pattern of publicly condemning oppression but militarily supporting the oppressive regimes of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4033-Trump-Meets-with-Egypt’s-el-Sisi
Chicago Devising Special ID for Illegals http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4032-Chicago-Devising-Special-ID-for-Illegals Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a special identification card specifically designed to ensure illegal aliens in the city can receive welfare benefits but are not put at risk for deportation. The program is specifically designed to make sure no paper trail with an address is captured in the application process. The person shows anything that indicates his name and date of birth and those documents are not recorded or kept. Neither is the address, making it impossible for federal authorities to trace the individual if found with this Chicago ID in his possession.

This is typical of the lengths sanctuary city Democratic mayors will go to aid and abet illegals in this country. It is a certainty that other sanctuary cities will follow suit, and tends to prove Attorny General Session’s claim that these cities are actively attempting to shield all illegals from deportation, including criminals.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4032-Chicago-Devising-Special-ID-for-Illegals
EU Threatens Gibralter’s Independence from Spain http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4031-EU-Threatens-Gibralter’s-Independence-from-Spain A document by the EU Council implied that Spain will have a significant say on whether or not the Brexit deal allows Gibraltar to leave the EU along with the UK. Specifically, the EU Council stated that the Brexit deal will not apply to Gibraltar without an "agreement between the kingdom of Spain and the UK." Conservative Party leader Michael Howard started a firestorm of controversy by suggesting that Britain defend Gibralter as it did the Falkland Islands from “another Spanish speaking country” (Argentina). The government of Teresa May was more circumspect by simply assuring the chief minister of Gibraltar on Sunday that the May government was “steadfastly committed to our support for Gibraltar, its people and its economy,” and that “Britain will never allow Spain to take over the peninsula against its will.”

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4031-EU-Threatens-Gibralter’s-Independence-from-Spain
Turkey’s Erdogan Fomenting Unrest Among EU Turkish Immigrants http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4030-Turkey’s-Erdogan-Fomenting-Unrest-Among-EU-Turkish-Immigrants There is increasing evidence that the inflammatory anti-EU and anti-US rhetoric of Turkish president Recep Erdogan is influencing millions of Turks who live in the EU to take a more militant stand for Islamic separatism within the EU. Many Turkish migrants who oppose Erdogan have said that professionals and businessmen in Turkey have been brutally suppressed for opposing Erdogan power grabs and that those who oppose Erdogan in Europe are increasingly ostracized more nationalist Turks. Experts see this growing unrest among Turkish immigrants as a sign that Muslim relations in Austria and France is headed for increased conflict rather than peaceful integration.

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North Korea Serious about Threats to US http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4029-North-Korea-Serious-about-Threats-to-US Lester Holt reported to NBC News that “A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime.

According to Thae, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is "desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM." He was using an acronym for intercontinental ballistic missiles — a long range rocket that in theory would be capable of hitting the U.S.

The thing which moderates this dire news is that North Korea has not yet successfully tested a full nuclear warhead in operational mode, and many of its missiles have failed in test launches. US military experts, which discounting North Korea as an imminent threat do believe this unstable country is a long-term threat.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4029-North-Korea-Serious-about-Threats-to-US
California Becomes the First Sanctuary State http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4028-California-Becomes-the-First-Sanctuary-State California lawmakers in Committee gave initial approval Monday to a bill that actually prevents law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials, a measure that puts the entire state on a collision path with the Trump Administration. The proposal is obviously meant as a rebuke for President Trump for his immigration crackdown, but it leaves the entire state, which is highly dependent on federal money open to a breach with federal funds.

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President Trump Meets Ran Paul on the Golf Course to talk Healthcare. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4027-President-Trump-Meets-Ran-Paul-on-the-Golf-Course-to-talk-Healthcare. President Donald Trump may be softening his vow of revenge against those conservatives strongly opposed to the Republicans first attempt at replacing Obamacare with something not much different, as indicated by his willingness to talk to Sen. Rand Paul who has written a version acceptable to conservatives. As Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said in response to Trump’s attack on the Freedom Caucus, “When you look at the document, when you look at the legislation, it doesn’t repeal Obamacare.”

Sen. Rand Paul’s version is a complete revision of Obamacare, including a repeal of the mandates, plus an inclusion of everything president Trump promised during his campaign---insurance markets across state lines, Medical Savings Accounts, and the freedom of everyone to form groups to compete for insurance like business or other cooperatives.

While not a formal sit down meeting in the White House, Trump went golfing with Paul and budget director Mick Mulvaney specifically to discuss Paul’s healthcare proposal. Conservative critics of Trump’s first major failure are hopeful the meeting signifies a change in the right direction. Paul said after the golf meet they are “getting closer” on a compromise repeal plan and that he remains “very optimistic.”

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Explosive Revelations Gardasil Vaccine Fraud http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4026-Explosive-Revelations-Gardasil-Vaccine-Fraud In a damaging indictment against the Medical establishment and the FDA approval process, controlled by Big Pharma, Real Pharmacy published the evidence showing that “Scandal, misinformation, and data manipulation have become part and parcel of clinical research and pharmaceutical drug development.” Dr. Bernard Dalberguem a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck has blown the whistle on both ineffectiveness of the HPV vaccine, along with the pharmaceutical industry as a whole:

“…everyone knew when this vaccine was released on the American market that it would prove to be worthless. I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time because the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers. Gardasil is useless and costs a fortune! In addition, decision-makers at all levels are aware of it!

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4026-Explosive-Revelations-Gardasil-Vaccine-Fraud
European Banking Crisis Underplayed by Media http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4025-European-Banking-Crisis-Underplayed-by-Media Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at Wolf Street wrote that the Italian media is generally silent about the looming failure of a significant portion of Italy’s banks: “For a country that is on the brink of a gargantuan public bailout of its toxic-loan riddled banking sector, or failing that, a full-blown financial crisis that could bring down the European financial system, things are eerily quiet in Italy these days. It’s almost as if the more serious the crisis gets, the less we hear about it — otherwise, investors and voters might get spooked. And elections are coming up. ”

One publication that is blowing the whistle is the Italian Daily Il Sole. In an article published in the financial section the newspaper lays out just how serious the situation has become. “114 of the close to 500 banks in Italy have “Texas Ratios” of over 100%.

The Texas Ratio, all the bad stuff divided by the money you have to pay for all the bad stuff.” If the ratio is over 100%, the bank doesn’t have enough money “pay for all the bad stuff.” Hence, banks tend to fail when the ratio surpasses 100%. In Italy there are 114 of them. Of them, 24 have ratios of over 200%.

It’s not just Italy. The largest German Bank, Deutsche Bank is below 100% but that understates its true risk because most of its assets comprise riskier traded securities like derivatives ($47T) and bonds.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4025-European-Banking-Crisis-Underplayed-by-Media
Wikileaks Reveals More about CIA Malware http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4024-Wikileaks-Reveals-More-about-CIA-Malware WikiLeaks released the source code for the CIA’s "Marble" software which allows the CIA to hide any traces to the malware and viruses which it has infected millions of computers. According to the Vault 7 CIA files released by Wilileaks, the Marble Framework is used to “hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA. Marble does this by hiding [obfuscating] text fragments used in CIA malware from visual inspection.

“Marble forms part of the CIA's anti-forensics approach and the CIA's Core Library of malware code. The Marble source code also includes a deobfuscator to reverse CIA text obfuscation. Combined with the revealed obfuscation techniques, a pattern or signature emerges which can assist forensic investigators attribute previous hacking attacks and viruses to the CIA.”

In other words, all the millions people spend on anti-Virus software is in large part due to our own government’s spying. Infected computers transmit sensitive data back to the government so they can track people’s computer history and content.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4024-Wikileaks-Reveals-More-about-CIA-Malware
European Press Cannot Reveal Religion of Rapists http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4023-European-Press-Cannot-Reveal-Religion-of-Rapists The Conservative Review found out why news reports of the epidemic of migrant rape in Germany goes unreported, as to the nationality or religion of the perpetrators: “German media is largely self-regulated by the German Press Council, an amalgamation of different journalistic unions formed in the 1950s. Its standards prohibit outlets from identifying the nationality, immigration status, or religion of an accused rapist.

“What this means in turn is that the European media elites are keeping their readership – and the rest of the world – in the dark about the extent of the migrant rape epidemic. That was highlighted gruesomely on New Year’s Eve 2015, when as many as 1,500 girls were sexually assaulted, allegedly by migrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East.

“Incidents like these have not only been on the rise following the massive influx of Middle Eastern refugees to Europe, but are grounded in common practices with cultural and theological grounds, meaning that – to many of the migrant rapists – it’s all backed up by the word of God. But according to media elites in Germany, telling the truth about Cologne and other such events is taboo.”

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4023-European-Press-Cannot-Reveal-Religion-of-Rapists
Behind the Flynn Immunity Deal http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4022-Behind-the-Flynn-Immunity-Deal The Mark Levin Show on Friday stated that in their analysis, “The only reason the FBI and the democrats are granting immunity is to try and get rid of President Trump. The media is forgetting to mention that there were at least 5 former aides of Hillary Clinton, including Hillary’s former chief of staff who were granted immunity. When this happened with Hillary it was nothing because the media wanted to elect Hillary over Trump.”

It is amazing that the mainstream media continues to say Trump’s claims of Obama administration surveillance of the Trump campaign is “unsubstantiated” now that it has been revealed by NBC News and others that

“Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News. The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee members.”

That sensitive information could only have come from government spying before Trump took office and is already in the hands of the committee. This is one of the main reason why the House intelligence committee’s Democratic members are demanding Chairman David Nunes recuse himself, so that he cannot stop the anti-Trump agenda.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4022-Behind-the-Flynn-Immunity-Deal
Trump Meets with Globalist Condoleezza Rice http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4021-Trump-Meets-with-Globalist-Condoleezza-Rice On Friday President Donald Trump met with former national security adviser and Department of State head Condoleezza Rice. Supporters of Trump remember when he called Ms. Rice a "bitch" because she couldn't do her job. Once again, Trump is demonstrating his unique character flaw of flattering those who he has attacked previously when they are prominent persons, even when they have been vociferous critics of the candidate when running for office. Rice had called for Trump to drop out of the race.

Rice, a long time member of the Council on Foreign Relations was brought into government by globalists Brent Scowcroft and George Shultz. She lobbied for NSA surveillance and torture in the claimed need to enhance national security.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4021-Trump-Meets-with-Globalist-Condoleezza-Rice
Trump Talks Tough on Trade Prior to Meet with China http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4020-Trump-Talks-Tough-on-Trade-Prior-to-Meet-with-China At the end of last week, President Trump tweeted, "The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.” The two are scheduled to meet at Trumps country club in Florida to discuss “global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern,” according to a White House.

Mark Levin and other free market academics feel that Trump’s concern over trade deficits is misplaced. As Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell have pointed out, even one sided trade enriches both countries. The money paid outside the country eventually must come back in purchases, especially as US bonds become less attractive. Levin feels that Trump ought to be more concerned about reducing other’s nation’s high trade barriers to US products, rather than making US consumers pay more by raising tariffs in retaliation.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4020-Trump-Talks-Tough-on-Trade-Prior-to-Meet-with-China
Venzuela’s Economic House of Horrors http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4019-Venzuela’s-Economic-House-of-Horrors Michael Tennant of the New American published an extensive analysis of how far the Venezuelan economy has plunged since the semi-democratic takeover by Marxist Hugo Chavez. He states that Venezuela, has gone far beyond "moderate" socialism. The Bolivar currency is now nearly worthless thanks to hyper inflation, and the government rations almost all products. Those who can afford it fly to Miami to buy what they can’t get in Caracas.

“The 2016 Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom ranks Venezuela 176th out of 178 countries, ahead of only the officially communist states of Cuba and North Korea. And hand-in-hand with economic repression has come political repression, with President Nicolás Maduro becoming a virtual dictator and dissenters being silenced.”

President Maduro now has dictatorial powers after getting his hand-picked Supreme Court to essentially nullify all acts of Parliament and to strip legislators of official immunity. However, as Maduro’s ratings plummet even with former socialist supporters, the Supreme Court (perhaps sensing that a violent revolution against Maduro is brewing) partially overturned its own recent ruling and reestablished Parliamentary powers and immunity.

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Trump Threatens Unilateral Action on North Korea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4018-Trump-Threatens-Unilateral-Action-on-North-Korea President Donald Trump has declared he would be willing to go it alone to restrain North Korea's nuclear weapons program won’t China make good on its promises to stop North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump tweeted that “if Beijing won't help solve it,” then "we will" alone. "China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won't," Trump said in an interview published Sunday in the Financial Times. "If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don't, it won't be good for anyone."

While it is doubtful Trump would actually bomb North Korea’s nuclear reactors, causing a radiation problem, he could easily use the ship based Aegis anti-missile system to shoot down North Korean missile tests that fly over international waters.

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McCain’s Plan for Eliminating the dollar bill and the Penny http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4017-McCain’s-Plan-for-Eliminating-the-dollar-bill-and-the-Penny Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) have reintroduced a bill that would replace the paper dollars with a durable coin as a cost saving measure. It would also eliminate the penny which costs more to produce than it is worth.

According to Enzi, switching from a dollar bill to a dollar coin "could save our country $150 million a year. Overall, the lawmakers believe the currency reform will save America $16 billion over 30 years.

"Coins last a lot longer than paper," said Aaron Klein, former Democratic chief economist for the Senate Banking Committee. "One coin costs around 18 cents. Reprinting that dollar note seven times over 31 years costs 62 cents. You sell a dollar in 30 years for one dollar, but the cost of producing it will have gone up."

The legislation will end the production of 1-cent coins, or pennies, and will change the composition of nickels cheaper metals to save cost. While the elimination of the penny is long overdue, dollar coins have never been very popular with the public---at least as long as the paper bill is still in circulation.

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White House Invites Intelligence Committees to View Spy Data http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4016-White-House-Invites-Intelligence-Committees-to-View-Spy-Data House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that beleaguered House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes' got his information on government surveillance of the Trump team from a 'whistleblower' and that he said he was going to 'brief everybody' on it.

But in a further move to quell the attacks on Representative Nunes, Sean Spicer told reporters that both Senate and House Intelligence Committees are invited to the White House to view the controversial documents which led Nunes to reveal to the president that his team had been caught up in inappropriate surveillance. It is doubtful if this will satisfy Democratic voices trying to destabilize any and everyone who supports Trump.

The FBI justified the surveillance of domestic person when it is supposedly done as a byproduct of surveillance on a foreign target. However, whenever an intercept captures a conversation of a US citizen while surveilling a foreign target, the domestic person's identity is supposed to be redacted, which was not done in this case, indicating a desire to illegally track Trump advisers and their conversations.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4016-White-House-Invites-Intelligence-Committees-to-View-Spy-Data
Trump Offers to Settle Trump University Lawsuit http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4015-Trump-Offers-to-Settle-Trump-University-Lawsuit While claiming immunity while serving as president, Donald Trump has made a rather generous offer of $25M to settle the class action lawsuit against Trump University. A federal judge on Thursday said he was leaning toward approving a $25 million settlement of fraud claims against President Donald Trump and his Trump University real estate seminars but deferred a final decision to a later date. As Reuters noted,

The students, who paid as much as $35,000 for the seminars, claimed they were lured by false promises that they would learn Trump’s investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors.

Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump had demeaned for being of Mexican descent reacted favorably to the settlement "That is an extraordinary amount," the judge said, noting the recovery rate in similar lawsuits is usually closer to between 11 and 20 percent. He did not specify when he would rule.”

“Patrick Coughlin, a class action lawyer for the students, said the students would actually receive over 90 percent of their money back. Some 3,730 students submitted claim forms in the class action that dates to 2010, according to court papers.”

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Senate Republicans Pass Measure Sanctioning Planned Parenthood. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4014-Senate-Republicans-Pass-Measure-Sanctioning-Planned-Parenthood. The Senate was trying to pass a resolution on Thursday, reversing an Obama Administration rule that prohibited states from withholding family planning funds from Planned Parenthood because it is an abortion provider. While states cannot withhold Medicaid funds for PP services, they can withhold discretionary state funds, if the resolution passed.

Republicans had VP Mike Pence cast the final vote after Leftist Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, refused to back it. Since no Democrats supported the resolution, it ended up in a tie, which Pence broke by voting in favor. This is the second time that the Vice President has been called upon to cast a tie breaking vote, something that happens very rarely when the Senate is less evenly balanced.

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Washington Has a Fit over Pence Christian Marriage Values http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4013-Washington-Has-a-Fit-over-Pence-Christian-Marriage-Values Many devout Christians adhere to a policy of not going to dinner alone with another woman not your wife, or avoiding being put in compromising situations, even for business reasons, where you are alone with another woman. The Washington establishment recently found out from the Indianapolis Star that VP Pence abides by this standard, which they criticize as sexist and outdated. The Star wrote,

“During his 12 years in Congress, Pence had rules to avoid any infidelity temptations, or even rumors of impropriety. Those included requiring that any aide who had to work late to assist him be male, never dining alone with a woman other than his wife, and not attending an event where alcohol is served unless Karen was there.

“In a 2002 interview with The Hill, Pence called it, “building a zone around your marriage… If there's alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room (his wife) standing next to me.”

In contrast, most Christians are applauding Pence for his moral standards.

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The New Totalitarian Left http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4012-The-New-Totalitarian-Left While it is generally considered that the Democrat Left has been a sore loser over the election of Donald Trump, Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Magazine takes a much darker view, as demonstrated by violent demonstrations, refusal to go along with Republicans in any way, and vilifying every Republican office holder unless they are on the Left:

“The Democrats were no longer being slowly injected with leftist ideology. Instead the left openly took over and demanded allegiance to open borders, identity politics and environmental fanaticism. The exodus of voters wiped out the Democrats across much of what the left deemed flyover country.

“The left responded to democratic defeats by retreating deeper into undemocratic institutions, whether it was the bureaucracy or the corporate media, while doubling down on its political radicalism. It is now openly defying the outcome of a national election using a coalition of bureaucrats, corporations, unelected officials, celebrities and reporters that are based out of its cultural and political enclaves.

“It has responded to a lost election by constructing sanctuary cities and states thereby turning a cultural and ideological secession into a legal secession. But while secessionists want to be left alone authoritarians want everyone to follow their laws. The left is an authoritarian movement that wants total compliance with its dictates with severe punishments for those who disobey.”

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South African White Farmers Again Under Attack http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4011-South-African-White-Farmers-Again-Under-Attack WorldNetDaily.com is covering the life threatening plight of the White South African farmer, predicting that they may be the next wave of refugees heading for the West. White Farmers were completely purged from Rhodesia after it was given over the Communists by Britain in their zeal to yield to the Left’s call to divest the UK of it’s colonies.

“White South Africans, especially the Afrikaners, face perhaps the greatest threat to their existence in centuries on the continent after South African president Jacob Zuma recently came out in support of confiscating white-owned property without compensation.

“Economically, South Africa can end up like Zimbabwe as long as its leaders pursue their communist economic philosophy, which is crippling us,” he told WND. “Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which combines countries’ 2017 inflation and unemployment outlooks, has South Africa at No. 2.

“There is hope politically as we’ve seen in the last elections when voters ousted the communist-inspired ruling party from several metropolitan cities. Yet, on the other end of the scale recent statistics show that one farm attack happens every day in South Africa. Farmers say they’re under siege, yet the government ignores their plight. Crime is out of control and a threat to South Africans of all ethnic groups.”

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Patriot Blogger Gary Hunt Arrested in California http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4010-Patriot-Blogger-Gary-Hunt-Arrested-in-California Oregon prosecutors continue to struggle in their case to convict protestors at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge after blogger Gary Hunt posted the identities of the numerous undercover agent provocateurs the FBI had infiltrated into the protest group. When the jury hears that most of the egregious acts by protestors were provoked by government informants, it casts a dim light on the government’s case.

In January as the second trial was in process in Oregon, prosecutors asked a judge to order Gary Hunt to immediately remove all material about the confidential sources from his website and prevent him from continuing to share the sensitive information.

Hunt refused and was arrested today in California to be brought to Oregon for “contempt of Court” charges. However, it is unclear, as judge Anna Brown asked earlier, under what jurisdiction she has to summon Hunt, who lives in California and is not a party to this case, to federal court in Oregon? Apparently, she found a way to justify it. This is highly irregular.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4010-Patriot-Blogger-Gary-Hunt-Arrested-in-California
Judge Napolitano Back on Fox http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4009-Judge-Napolitano-Back-on-Fox After a two week suspension, popular conservative commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano is back on Fox News. He was suspended when Fox News was embarrass for being called out as a purveyor of “fake news” by the establishment.

Napolitano wrote in a column March 16, “Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls.”

In his latest appearance, with host Bill Hemmer, who brought up the suspension, Napolitano didn’t back down and said he still stands by claim.

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Micheal Flynn Offers To Testify in Exchange for Immunity http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4008-Micheal-Flynn-Offers-To-Testify-in-Exchange-for-Immunity Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn offered to testify to FBI and congressional officials investigating about potential Trump ties to Russia ties in exchange for immunity from prosecution .

Flynn's lawyer released a statement saying "outrageous" and "vicious" claims had been made about Flynn and that "no reasonable person... would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution."

Many think Flynn has a lot to say, but if he throws Trump under the bus, Flynn will be strongly ostracized for his lack of loyalty by Trump supporters.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4008-Micheal-Flynn-Offers-To-Testify-in-Exchange-for-Immunity
Trump Tackles Trade Deficits: http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4007-Trump-Tackles-Trade-Deficits: President Trump has called upon Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to come up with a detailed study on the nature of the US trade deficit, listing China, Japan, and Germany as the 3 highest deficit trading countries. While trade deficits indicate a net outflow of dollars and a net inflow of imports from a particular country, two way trade is still a net positive for each country or trade wouldn’t be happening. Trump recognizes this and will concentrate on detected where unfair advantages exist, as well as where there is weak enforcement of WTO trade rules.

Trump will also seek to identify countries that are dumping artificially cheap goods on US markets, mostly where the product is subsidized by the host government. Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council will guide this effort. Navarro is particularly gearing up for upcoming China/US trade talks where trump intends to challenge Chinese dumping of artificially cheap steel onto US markets and extremely high Chinese tariffs US auto imports.

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EU Demands Near Total Surrender Before Brexit Talks http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4006-EU-Demands-Near-Total-Surrender-Before-Brexit-Talks As a condition of starting Brexit talks, the EU is demanding that the UK first agree to EU demands on the terms of Brexit, which include paying tens of billions of euros in fees and penalties and giving residence rights to some 3 million EU citizens in Britain. Additionally, the EU is demanding that Britain accept the most onerous EU including tax, environmental and labor laws if it wants to have an eventual free trade pact.

This points out why some experts claim Britain should have simply exited the EU without article 50, which leaves the EU in the drivers seat.

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Obama Administration Spying on Trump Confirmed http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4005-Obama-Administration-Spying-on-Trump-Confirmed Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine /Eurasia, gave an interview on MSNBC where she talked about needing to preserve the intelligence the Obama administration had on the Trump team's association with Russians. Farkas now works as a Senior Adviser for the Atlantic Council, which promotes the European/US globalist agenda. She said to MSNBC, "I was urging my colleges and people on the Hill 'get as much of this information as you can before President Obama leaves the administration, because I had a fear that somehow that information would be disappear, or be hidden away in the bureaucracy... that the Trump folks, if they found out how much we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with the Russians, they would try to compromise those sources and methods."

Trump's claim that he was being spied upon took place on March 4th, two days after the Farkas interview, and thus this interview is most likely what Trump's advisers were referring to when they told Trump he was being spied upon---and not the unverified source which told Fox News commentator, Judge Napolitano that the Obama administration has enlisted the British spy agency to do the spying on Trump. What is surprising, however, is that when Trump spokesman Sean Spicer was under fire with reporters demanding to know the source of Trump's claims, he failed to mention this MSNBC interview in which Farkas clearly admits the administration had surveillance information on Trump staffers and the Russians. Whether or not those contacts were of any compromising nature has never been revealed or claimed by anyone, except by the constant drumbeat of innuendo.

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Trump OK Sale of Jets to Bahrain Despite Human Rights violations http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4004-Trump-OK-Sale-of-Jets-to-Bahrain-Despite-Human-Rights-violations The Obama administration had put a hold on the sale of F-16 fighters to Bahrain due to it's dictatorships ruthless supression of opposition Shiites in an uprising in 2011. The hold was more symbolic than real, to placate Human Rights activists, as the Obama administration continued to use Bahrain as the home of the Navy's 5th fleet in the region and as a conduit for arms and funds to Syrian jihadists that the US supports. In abandoning any Human Rights sanctions against Bahrain, the Trump administration is showing how much it is under the influence it is of its neocon National Security Advisor H. R. McMasters and defense secretary Mathis. Trump is also be open to the extensive lobbying of Lockheed Martin. Congress can still block the sale during its mandatory 30-day review period,

but that is unlikely since Republicans have not been known to be as concerned for allied nation's human rights violations, as opposed to giving the appearance they are "tough on defense." It is sad that Trump nor any Republican representatives are aware of the hidden agenda behind US support for Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey---all key partners in the funding and arming of US backed terrorists in Syria, including ISIS.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4004-Trump-OK-Sale-of-Jets-to-Bahrain-Despite-Human-Rights-violations
Trump Son-in-law Given a new Official Position in the White House http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4003-Trump-Son-in-law-Given-a-new-Official-Position-in-the-White-House Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka, has been given an official position on the White House team---head of the White House Office of American Innovation, intended to reform the federal bureaucracy, and overhaul the ailing veterans administration using the latest business ideas on efficiency and privitization. Ivanka has also become a federal employee and has been given her own office in the West Wing. To avoid further criticism of mixing business with his new government position, Kushner is in the process of backing out of a skyscraper development process in Manhattan with a Chinese insurance agency with close ties to Beijing. Kushner had been seeking funding from the Anbang Chinese insurance company to help fund the project. But that was viewed as very unwise since Trump could be accused of having a conflict of interest with the Chinese as he seeks to halt Chinese hegemony in the Far East.

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How the Courts View Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4002-How-the-Courts-View-Sanctuary-Cities In the coming court battles by sanctuary cities trying to force the Trump administration to continue law enforcement grants, its important to know what current court precedent requires. MSN.com had this excellent summary:

The Supreme Court doesn’t let the federal government tell cities and states which laws to prosecute, and it can’t force them to help enforce federal law. That’s called “commandeering,” and the Supreme Court has ruled it violates the 10th Amendment. This is why President-elect Trump can’t just decree that all police officers in the US have to assist federal immigration agents whenever possible.

If the federal government wants to get states to do something, it has to use funding: making grants to states or cities conditional on certain policies. This is why the legal drinking age is 21 in most states: Thanks to legislation passed in 1984 and pushed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the federal government started refusing to give federal highway funds to any state with a lower drinking age.

What the federal government can’t do is place conditions on grants that have nothing to do with the grant’s purpose. (It couldn’t deny Small Business Administration grants, for example, to states that allowed unauthorized immigrants to get driver’s licenses.) Nor can it put conditions on funding to the point of being “coercive” — even if those conditions are relevant to the purpose of the grant. That, too, courts have judged, runs afoul of the 10th Amendment.

For these and other reason, the Trump administration has narrowly defined Sanctuary cities as those cities that have enacted written policies that deter local officials from cooperating with federal immigration officers, especially in the failure to notify immigration officials when they have an illegal in custody for commission of a crime. While the law is clearly on the side of the Trump administration in matters of restricting grants, it is likely that sanctuary cities can find judges who will rule against Trump despite the law, as they did in the Muslim ban rulings.

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Hawaii Judges Expands his Injunction of Trump Muslim Ban Nationwide. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4001-Hawaii-Judges-Expands-his-Injunction-of-Trump-Muslim-Ban-Nationwide.

Hawaii federal judge Derrick Watson put out a temporary restraining order on March 15 stopping the enforcement of president Trump's latest ban on six Muslim countries. This week the judge turned his order into a formal 90 day injunction. Both the Hawaii ruling and a similar injunction ruling in Maryland based their rulings not on the language of the Executive Order itself but on the president's campaign statements promising to suspend Muslim travel to the US, which is highly improper in legal standards.

All of this would have been avoied had Trump not insisted on maintaining a list of six nations in his revised travel ban. In fact, no Executive Order was needed at all, but Trump wanted to use an Executive Order to "make a statement" emphasizing how he is keeping his campaign promises. The IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT already gives the president the power to ban specific individuals with questionable backgrounds from entering the US, which he could have implimented as part of the normal visa and border control process.

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US Immigration Bureaucracy Continues to Allow Unvetted Refugees to Enter http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-4000-US-Immigration-Bureaucracy-Continues-to-Allow-Unvetted-Refugees-to-Enter Although president Trump reduced the number of entering refugees from 110K to 50K, the immigration offices at the State Department, who work for the United Nations have, as of mid-February already allowed in 65% of that quote. But Americans will be shocked to find out that the immigration bureaucracy continues to allow thousands of refugees, especially Muslims, to enter the United States without proper vetting (let alone extreme vetting), using the excuse that the judicial ban on enforcement of gives them the justification let almost anyone through. In a video interview with Josh Tolley a Missouri attendee at UN sponsored refugee meeting document the following:

a. Many are coming in with communicable diseases: leprosy, small pox, HIV, Hepatitis, malaria, etc. Almost all have never been vaccinated. Their medical condition is not scrutinized before being transported to the US, but after they arrive. No one sanitizes the planes or vehicles in which they arrive or are transported within the state.

b. 73% of refugees coming in from Syria are men of military age, only 13% are children. No documents are required. The US provides them with documents. Many of the applicants are listed as FUNU---Full Name Unknown. If their full name is unknown, how can the State Department assure the public they were vetted?

c. Private and public agencies, some of which are state universities, are given millions to handle these refugees. It's a lucrative business for them.

d. Refugees are given a sum of cash, a housing allowance, food stamps, a Soc. Security number for Medicaid, and a US passport.

e. None of the refugees are planning on ever returning home.

The Governors of Texas and Tennessee have refused any more refugees based up improper vetting, and the federal government has filed suit against them to force them to allow refugees into their states. The federal government can also implement a secret policy to declare a state under "Wilson-Fish" rules and bring in refugees without notifying a state at all---which is a violation of the 10th Amendment. All of the money normal designated for the states to compensate for increased education and medical care, is then given to private refugee resettlement organizations.

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NewsWithView.com Censors Dr. Chuck Baldwin http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3999-NewsWithView.com-Censors-Dr.-Chuck-Baldwin There are few American pastors more savvy about world affars and the threat of globalism than Dr. Chuck Baldwin. However, conservative news site NewsWithViews.com warned him this week that if any of his future columns were critical of Donald Trump or the State of Israel they would be censored. Why? Because a large donor was threatening to withdraw his monthly support of $1000 if NewsWithViews didn't comply. Dr. Baldwin is about to submit to censorship, especially on issues he feels defends the principles of liberty. He responded forthrightly as follow:

I have never pandered to any individual, organization, or group in what I write or say, and I’m not going to start now. Therefore, I have withdrawn my columns from NewsWithViews.com. This is an excellent illustration of just how deep the problem is. There are 70 writers on this website, and ONE writer (me) tells the truth about Israel, and that ONE writer (me) must be censored. Worse yet is the fact that the website owner said he actually AGREES with me about the Zionist problem.

Dr. Baldwin is referring in part to the reflexive support many Christians have for Israel based upon Biblical prophecies about the redemption of Zion. However, Dr. Baldwin is aware that Israel is also deeply involved in the globalist conspiracy to destroy national sovereignty. Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Israeli Prime Minister, is a protoge of Henry Kissinger, who paid for his education in the US and help establish him in Israeli politics. Kissinger is perhaps the most public face of the globalist conspiracy for world domination by a New World Order and the Israeli Mossad under Netanyahu's leadership is deeply involved in a secret agenda of the US and Britain to support terrorism in Syria for conflict creation purposes.

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to Run Again Unless.... http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3998-Utah-Senator-Orrin-Hatch-to-Run-Again-Unless....-- The senior Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, who often compromises with Democrats, is very unpopular with staunch conservatives in Utah for his gradual shift to the Left. Hatch still remains, however, a favorite of the mainstream Republican wing, who think of themselves as "progressives." This week the 83 year old Senator announced he is still considering another run in 2018, but he might be willing to step aside if Mitt Romney runs instead:

"If I could get a really outstanding person to run for my position, I might consider it," Hatch said. Rogers asked: "Do you have any people in mind?" "Well, Mitt Romney would be perfect," Hatch said, who added that he has discussed it with Romney.

A Romney replacement would please the Republican mainstream, but he, like Hatch, is deeply distrusted by constitutional conservatives because of the globalist positions he took while running for president.

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North Carolina Comprimises on Transgender Bathroom issue http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3997-North-Carolina-Comprimises-on-Transgender-Bathroom-issue North Carolina has been under a boycott from major commercial interests since passing a bill requiring persons claiming transgender status to use public bathroom facilities that pertain to their biological sex---not their preference, which is subject to wide abuse by sexual predators claiming to be transgender. In a bill repealing House Bill 2, a moratorium on local nondiscrimination ordinances through 2020 would be created that leaves regulation of “multi-occupancy facilities,” or bathrooms, to state lawmakers. However, that was not enough for Gay rights advocates who were harshly critical of the bill. They want an iron-clad and statewide anti-discrimination ordinance that would give broad based protection to gay, Lesbians and Transgenders from all forms of private discrimination in Local government, even on private property. However, the right to make choices about who one allows on private property or who one deals with is a fundamental right of all property owners. The right is steadily being undermined by anti-discrimination laws.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3997-North-Carolina-Comprimises-on-Transgender-Bathroom-issue
Judicial Watch finds more Abedin emails promising favors for Clinton Donors http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3996-Judicial-Watch-finds-more-Abedin-emails-promising-favors-for-Clinton-Donors Apparently, it takes a court order to get the government to release all the damaging emails found on Clinton aide, Huma Abedin's computer. These should have been release along with the many other damaging emails. As Judicial Watch noted,

"The records contain 29 previously undisclosed Clinton emails – of a total of which is now at least 288 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department. This further appears to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department. Two of these emails are now available on the State Department’s website."...revealing additional instances of Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state."

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3996-Judicial-Watch-finds-more-Abedin-emails-promising-favors-for-Clinton-Donors
Complexities Behind Republican Repeal of Obama Privacy Regulations http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3995-Complexities-Behind-Republican-Repeal-of-Obama-Privacy-Regulations At first glance, it appears that Republicans simply repealed last year's FCC regulations requiring Internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy as a favor to big internet providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. Under the Obama regulation, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's information and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing.

But the basis of internet providers complaints about the new rules lies in the fact that Google and Facebook are exempt from the rules, even though they gather most of the same information without consumer consent. The difference is that google and facebook are internal marketing companies that use the information in house rather than selling it to others for marketing purposes.

Internet broadband providers argue that holding them to a higher privacy standard than Google or Facebook puts them at a disadvantage in the lucrative marketplace of consumer data marketing. The dominance of Google in this market tends to bear that out. The solutions is not as simple as requiring Google and Facebook to obtain the same privacy permission as broadband providers. Google would argue that it isn't selling the information---just making millions off of it, in house.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3995-Complexities-Behind-Republican-Repeal-of-Obama-Privacy-Regulations
Oklahoma Stand Your Ground Law under Scrutiny http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3994-Oklahoma-Stand-Your-Ground-Law-under-Scrutiny After 3 teen home invaders were shot dead with an AR-15 rifle, inside the home of the intended burglary victims, by the son of the homeowner, anti-gun activists are calling upon Oklahoma authorities to press charges against the home defender claiming he shouldn't have shot all of the teens. However, Oklahoma's Stand Your Ground law gives wide leeway to the victim of an intrusion in the use of whatever force necessary to defend the occupants in the circumstances of a criminal intrusion.

The fact that the 3 teens made a forced entry through a back door, and were wearing masks gave the homeowner's son logical cause to fear for his safety. One of the teens was armed with a knife and the other with brass knuckles. A young women accomplice was waiting in a car outside to help the teens escape, and was charged with an Oklahoma crime called “felony murder, having been an accessory to violent death, even though she did not directly cause it. That law is also being criticized by the Left as well.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3994-Oklahoma-Stand-Your-Ground-Law-under-Scrutiny
US Accepts some Responsibility for Mosul Civilian casualties http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3993-US-Accepts-some-Responsibility-for-Mosul-Civilian-casualties Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of US forces in Iraq accepted partial responsibility for the March 17 air attack on a large building in Mosul that killed scores of civilians: “My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties," however he cautioned that, "the munition that we used should not have collapsed an entire building.”

This would imply that the building, which was being used by Islamic State fighters may have harbored a cache of ammunition and explosives as well. Contributing factors in this tragedy are the fact that Iraqi military forces have encouraged civilians not to flee, and that ISIS always fights from civilian areas in order to draw attacks that will kill civilians. This helps them depict Iraqi and US forces as the aggressors in the Sunni portions of the city.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3993-US-Accepts-some-Responsibility-for-Mosul-Civilian-casualties
UK Gives Formal Notice to EU of Intention to Leave the Union http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3992-UK-Gives-Formal-Notice-to-EU-of-Intention-to-Leave-the-Union Today, Prime Minister Teresa May gave formal notice, known as invoking Article 50, to European Union president Donald Tusk, that the UK was formally pulling out of the EU. Her formal notice was prefaced however by statements assuring Tusk that the UK wished to still remain part of Europe, while reclaiming UK sovereignty over normal affairs.

However that last statement stands in contrast to her statement reiterating what she had told Parliament at the begin of the Brexit process: " As I have announced already, the Government will bring forward legislation that will repeal the Act of Parliament - the European Communities Act 1972 - that gives effect to EU law in our country. This legislation will, wherever practical and appropriate, in effect convert the body of existing European Union law (the "acquis") into UK law. This means there will be certainty for UK citizens and for anybody from the European Union who does business in the United Kingdom."

Euroskeptics in the UK fear, however, that inculcating all of current EU law into British law negates the entire purpose of the Brexit, and binds the UK to the interfering social and trade statutes of the EU that triggered the Brexit vote.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3992-UK-Gives-Formal-Notice-to-EU-of-Intention-to-Leave-the-Union
California Chooses to Prosecute Anti-Abortion Activists for filming criminal acts http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3991-California-Chooses-to-Prosecute-Anti-Abortion-Activists-for-filming-criminal-acts Basing their decision on a skewed version of privacy law, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has charged two antiabortion activists with 15 felony counts for violating the privacy of Planned Parenthood doctors who were illegally harvesting fetal body parts for sale. The two used false identities to infiltrate the organization in order to plant cameras that would record criminal actions by Planned Parenthood doctors. As a matter of legal principle, persons engaged in criminal acts have no right to privacy while engaging in criminal actions.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3991-California-Chooses-to-Prosecute-Anti-Abortion-Activists-for-filming-criminal-acts
Battle Heating up over Gorsuch Confirmation http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3990-Battle-Heating-up-over-Gorsuch-Confirmation Senator Republicans are trying hard to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch forthe vacancy in the Supreme Court before the April 7 two week recess. With Democrats promising a filibuster, it would take 60 votes in theSenate to close off debate (what is called cloture), and the Republicans do not have that many Senators without some Democratic support. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to use the "nuclear option," changing Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations, but he would need all but two Republican Senators to go along in order to pass this controversial rule change. Two liberal Senators, John McCain of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine are possible spoilers in this strategy, though they would face severe criticism of their peers if they went against what appears to be a very solid nominee to replace judge Antonin Scalia.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3990-Battle-Heating-up-over-Gorsuch-Confirmation
Dick Cheney Sides with US Propaganda on Russian Election Interference http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3989-Dick-Cheney-Sides-with-US-Propaganda-on-Russian-Election-Interference Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, siding with Democrats and the Deep State, jumped on the fake intelligence bandwagon claiming that Russia interfered with in the US election on behalf of Donald Trump. US intelligence has provided virtually zero hard evidence that Russia hacked into the DNC or any other form of election manipulation. In fact, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who published the leaked DNC documents, affirms the leak came from a disgruntled staffer within the DNC and not the Russians.

at a major speech in a conference in New Dehli, India Cheney said, "There was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental democratic process." Cheney said he considered this an "act of war." Foreign leaders were amazed at US hypocrisy. It is well known in foreign circles that the US frequently interferes in foreign elections to elect candidates favorable to US or globalist policies. In Colombia, for example, the CIA used it's sophisticated surveillance equipment to spy on opposition leaders to discover illicit acts in order to help Mr. Fujimori get re-elected. Fujimori's spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, a CIA asset at the time, supervised the illegal surveillance.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3989-Dick-Cheney-Sides-with-US-Propaganda-on-Russian-Election-Interference
Battle over Sanctuary Cities Heats Up http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3988-Battle-over-Sanctuary-Cities-Heats-Up Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel reveled in his city's status as a safe harbor of illegal immigrants, in response to President Trump's threat to cut off federal law enforcement funding for cities that harbor criminal aliens. Other Democratic controlled sanctuary cities are taking a similar rebellious approach. It is doubtful that the loss of law enforcement grants will deter the political agenda of Democratic supporters in sanctuary cities since they receive other millions in federal funds. But in rural California when conservatives still are in the majority, Sheriffs are working closely with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to remove illegal aliens who have committed crimes or who are repeat offenders of immigration law through entering the country again after being deported.

At a town hall meeting in the central valley of California, both supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's deportation policy faced off before a speech by Sheriff Scott Jones, who supports the current crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Sheriff hosted acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to address the public forum in the state capital, and he was met with jeers and disorderly conduct, which is typical of the recent conduct of anti-Trump Leftist activists.

Homan said that ICE was focused on individuals who either committed crimes or who had violated final deportation orders or had returned after being removed from the country. "We don't conduct neighborhood sweeps," he said over protestor shouts, "I don't want children to be afraid to go to school. I don't want people to be afraid to go to the doctor." However, he made it clear that his agency would "enforce the laws that are on the books."

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3988-Battle-over-Sanctuary-Cities-Heats-Up
Mark Levin Blasts Republican Leaders for not Supporting Conservative Agenda http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3987-Mark-Levin-Blasts-Republican-Leaders-for-not-Supporting-Conservative-Agenda On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, so called conservatives, Sens John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell are attacking hardline conservatives and the Freedom Caucus as "purists." Levin said, "They should remember it is not about purity, but about integrity. Politicians made a promise, election cycle after election cycle to repeal Obamacare and they lied to the American people and the the Tea Party. You can’t ram through a massive new government spending bill in 18 days and start trashing conservatives when it doesn’t make it through. They have abandoned principles and the Declaration of Independence. The Republican Party has lost its identity. We didn’t hear a peep from Cornyn or McConnell when this replacement bill was in the House, because they wanted it to fail. They were never going to do the heavy lifting necessary to repeal Obamacare."

Republican leaders are all but ignoring, Sen. Rand Paul's healthcare plan which actually puts into practice the promises Donald Trump originally made, including an full repeal of Obamacare, opening competition for insurers across state lines and allowing individuals to join together in groups to seek out cheaper rates for insurance.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3987-Mark-Levin-Blasts-Republican-Leaders-for-not-Supporting-Conservative-Agenda
Trump's Budget Plan Offers Long Needed Cuts http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3986-Trump's-Budget-Plan-Offers-Long-Needed-Cuts The Trump administration presented a list of suggested spending cuts for this fiscal year, and are meeting with negative reactions for Democrats who have long championed social spending benefits as a way of attracting votes. There are also a large number of liberal Republicans who likewise support social welfare spending and grants for semi-private organizations promoting Leftist artistic causes.

The largest cuts are proposed to programs related to education, labor and health, according to the document, and many of the proposed cuts are to grant programs, which almost all state universities rely upon--having built huge research centers which depend upon a steady flow of federal grants. Cuts popular with conservatives are those which target Obama era creations which fund Leftist political cause like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

“It is not a core function of the federal government to promote volunteerism, and therefore, these programs should be eliminated,” the Trump administration wrote. “To the extent these activities have value, they should be supported by the private and nonprofit sectors.”

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Trump Reverses Obama Climate Change Regulations http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3985-Trump-Reverses-Obama-Climate-Change-Regulations- With a sigh of relief from the beleaguered coal industry as well as those scientists who strongly dispute the "carbon as pollutant" propaganda, President Donald Trump made good on another campaign promise by reversing a host of Obama administration climate change regulations which were killing the coal industry and threatening every other carbon based form of energy.

Done in the name of "Energy Independence" the new Executive Order rescinds a ban on coal leasing on federal lands, reverse rules on methane emissions from oil and gas production, and prohibits using climate change as the major impetus in new regulations. The White House said, "We're going to go in a different direction," vowing to "protect the environment while providing people with work."

Trump's order also reverses the US commitment to a global climate change accord signed by nearly 200 countries in Paris in December 2015. It is highly unlikely that other third world nations, highly dependent on carbon based power production facilities, will continue with their commitments to cut carbon use if the United States does not do so. Environmentalist organization promise to challenge the reversal in court.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3985-Trump-Reverses-Obama-Climate-Change-Regulations-
Democratic Leadership demands Republican Intelligence Committee Chair step down http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3984-Democratic-Leadership-demands-Republican-Intelligence-Committee-Chair-step-down On Monday Democratic minority leader, Chuck Shumer of NY called on the Representative David Nunes, Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and further, step down from his chairmanship. Shumer was angry that Nunes had briefed Pres. Trump on the fact that persons related to Trump's campaign had be caught up in a spying episode while agents claim they were surveiling a foreign agent.

Nunes defended his actions of briefing the president before his own Intelligence Committee because he had gone to the White House to receive the briefing and felt he should immediately relay his concerns to the president, which he did. Representative Trey Gowdy, also a member of the committee responded that "Chairman Nunes has clearly said, 'This has nothing to do with Russia'." So, why recuse himself from the Russia inquiry over this issue? Further, he challenged Shumer's complaint about briefing the president: "If the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee can't go to the White House to receive intelligence data, and can't update the Commander in Chief, we're in a really strange place."

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3984-Democratic-Leadership-demands-Republican-Intelligence-Committee-Chair-step-down
Hillary Clinton's Campaign also met with the Russian Ambassador http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3983-Hillary-Clinton's-Campaign-also-met-with-the-Russian-Ambassador As the mainstream media continues to push the tenuous narrative of Russian interference in the US election much has been made out of meetings Jared Kushner and others on the Trump staff had with Russian officials and a Russian bank subject to sanctions. Little, however, mention has been made of the fact that members of the Clinton campaign also met with Russian officials. Trump went on the offensive this week, asking in a Tweet why the House Intelligence Committee is not investigating the Clintons for various ties of their own to Russia. He then slammed the ongoing anti-Russian witch hunt, saying “the Russia story is a hoax... Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech, money to Bill, the Hillary Russian ‘reset,’ praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax," Trump said in two tweets on Monday.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3983-Hillary-Clinton's-Campaign-also-met-with-the-Russian-Ambassador
Breitbart News Denied Capitol Hill Press Credentials http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3982-Breitbart-News-Denied-Capitol-Hill-Press-Credentials Breitbart News’ request for Capitol Hill press credentials was denied temporarily until “more answers” can be provided proving that White House senior adviser Steve Bannon, who used to run Breitbart, has severed ties with his former news organization. This is the first time such a standard has been applied. How does having a former chief taking a position in the White House disqualify a news organization from cover the news on Capitol Hill?

Larry Solov, president and CEO of Breitbart, told the press credentials office that Mr. Bannon had resigned in November 2016, and affirmed that Steve Bannon has "has no editorial, executive, financial or other role or interest” in Breitbart. However, the committee insists that it's not enough to take Larry's word. There has to be proof that he has cut all ties. There are two problems with that argument: 1) no where in law does it require a White House advisor not to have ties to a news organization, and 2) how do you prove a negative? ---that their are no ties?

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3982-Breitbart-News-Denied-Capitol-Hill-Press-Credentials
Attorney General Sessions Declares intend to defund Sanctuary Cities http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3981-Attorney-General-Sessions-Declares-intend-to-defund-Sanctuary-Cities Jeff Sessions warned sanctuary cities, now numbering over 300, that the Trump administration will sever federal law enforcement funding of those cities who continue to assist the federal government in the enforcement of immigration law. In addition, counties and cities that have taken money in the past, despite refusing to cooperate with federal agents, may have to repay those funds as a violation the conditions of the grants. All major metro areas in the US are Democratic controlled cities and have flaunted the notion that they will continue to harbor illegal aliens, euphemistically called "undocumented immigrants."

The Trump administration is focusing on sanctuary city policies that refuse to hold illegals charged with crimes for federal agents. While court precedent has acknowledged that local and state jurisdictions do not have to enforce federal laws, states have always done so when it involves criminal behavior that is a threat to local citizens. By choosing to deny sanctuary cities federal funds, Sessions is avoiding the issue of forcing cities or states to enforce federal law, which still providing a penalty for failure to help out in immigration enforcement.

Sessions cited examples of "A college football prospect gunned down in his own yard, a young convenience store clerk killed over a pack of cigarettes, a young woman murdered in front of her parents in a popular tourist area of San Francisco." "Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators," Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Monday.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3981-Attorney-General-Sessions-Declares-intend-to-defund-Sanctuary-Cities
Conservative Republicans Still Seek to Repeal Obamacare http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3980-Conservative-Republicans-Still-Seek-to-Repeal-Obamacare In the wake of the Republican leadership's failure to repeal Obamacare and replace at the same time with the American Healthcare Act, which many have dubbed "Obamacare Lite", Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, has just introduced a bill in the House of Representatives doing just that. Called the 'Obamacare Repeal Act,'" the bill has just one sentence: "Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted," the bill states. Politically, this puts the pressure on proponents of a new system to find something palatable for the majority, rather than on Republicans wedded to the failed attempt to find a replacement while Obamacare is still in force.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3980-Conservative-Republicans-Still-Seek-to-Repeal-Obamacare
Sen. John McCain in daily contact with Trump's National Security Adviser http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3979-Sen.-John-McCain-in-daily-contact-with-Trump's-National-Security-Adviser Trump supports have good reason to worry about who's side his National Security Advisor is on, especially as the Trump administration takes a more aggressive foreign policy in Yemen and Syria, despite Trump's campaign promises to put America first and not be so anxsious to intervene around the world. The Daily Beast reported this week that, Sen. John McCain, a virulent Trump critic, neoconservative and one who backs all globalist initiatives talks everyday with Trumps national security advisor, H. R. McMasters.

"Republican Senator John McCain revealed he hasn’t met the President Donald Trump in person since he took office. McCain said he’d met Trump "some years ago" when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak "almost daily" to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however. "He doesn’t seem to be that upset that he’s not talking to him," said German Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet, a former Obama Pentagon official. [speaking of McCain] "He’s trying to run U.S. defense policy through Mattis and effectively ignore Trump."

This information is disturbing in much the same way as the admission at the 2009 Munich Security Conference by Obama's first National Security Advisor, Gen. James Jones, that he and the National Security Council receives its "daily marching orders" from Henry Kissinger and Associates," perhaps the most high profile globalist still alive.

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Did Trump Bill Germany $400B for NATO expenses? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3978-Did-Trump-Bill-Germany-$400B-for-NATO-expenses? President Trump discussed openly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the need for European nations to honor their committment to spend at least 2 percent of GDP on NATO defense. “I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for NATO, as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost of defense,” Trump said at the joint press conference. “Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years, and it is very unfair to the United States. These nations must pay what they owe.”

But the London Times went so far as to claim that Trump handed Merkel a symbolic bill for nearly $400 billion -- money he claims Germany owes NATO -- during their White House meeting earlier this month, according to a British newspaper. It is doubtful that it was presented as a bill since Trump is not demanding that Germany any any particular sum to the US---perhaps a suggested calculation about how much Germany needs to make up in past obligations to NATO.

The Times reported that Trump prepared similar bills for other NATO members not meeting the 2 percent targets. The White Denied the story, but Merkel did respond positively to Trump's reminder when she said, “NATO is of prime importance for us, and it was not without very good reason that we said during our summit meeting in Wales that also Germany needs to increase expenditure. We committed to this 2-percent goal until 2024,” she said. “Last year we increased our defense spending by 8 percent, and we’re going to work together again and again on this.”

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3978-Did-Trump-Bill-Germany-$400B-for-NATO-expenses?
Putin Clamps down on Anti-Corruption Protests in Moscow http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3977-Putin-Clamps-down-on-Anti-Corruption-Protests-in-Moscow Aleksei Navalny is openly challenging Russian president Vladimir Putin but focusing on continued official corruption in Russia. Corruption was a way of life in Soviet Russia, and little has changed since the claimed "fall of the Soviet Union" since almost all Communist officials retained positions of lucrative control over the economy and continue to extract bribes and payoffs for all types of permits. This is a sore spot with ordinary Russians, and Navalny's anti-corruption movement is gaining a large following.

This past Sunday Russian police arrested hundreds of people in nationwide anti-corruption protests, including opposition leader Aleksei Navalny in Moscow, where thousands gathered for the biggest demonstration in five years against Putin. This is, perhaps, what Navalny wanted since it now puts him in the position of being a type of martyr for the cause, which accrue to increased political support. Russia has laws against gatherings not sanctioned by the Putin government so protestors did a "walk" along a major shopping street to avoid the ban. When police intervened, it made their actions appear arbitrary and unpopular---all classic counter government tactics in the fight against oppression.

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Turkey's Erdogan becoming more aggressive in Europe http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3976--Turkey's-Erdogan-becoming-more-aggressive-in-Europe Besides Turkish president Erdogan's attempts to consolidate power in Turkey, with active suppression of the political opposition, he is also seems to be damaging Turkey's long term prospects of joining the European Union. In past months he has demanding more financial aid from the EU, threatening to unlease millions of refugees on the EU, currently pent up in Turkish refugee camps. But he also continues to engage in espionage on German Turks who sympathize with Erdogan's biggest challenger, Fethullah Gulen, who resides in the USA. According to AFP News,

German prosecutors have launched an investigation Tuesday into claims that Turkish agents are spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen in Germany. The probe came as a German state minister accused Turkey of the "unacceptable" espionage against supporters of Gulen, blamed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a failed coup attempt last year. The claims open a new front in the diplomatic row between NATO allies Germany and Turkey, whose relationship has been strained by a series of disputes centred on human rights issues. "It is clear that the Turkish secret service MIT is investigating people living in Germany,"

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Recriminations for Failure to Pass American Healthcare Act http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3975-Recriminations-for-Failure-to-Pass-American-Healthcare-Act Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin was one of the few who had good things to say about the failure to pass the AHA. On Friday’s Mark Levin show, he extended hearty congratulations to the Freedom Caucus, the true constitutional conservatives in the House of Representatives, for stopping the "disastrous RINOcare bill from passing," in his words. Levin further noted that "Republicans should be listening to the Freedom Caucus who took a principled stand, but instead they are attacked... The Republican’s had 7 years to prepare for this to bring in different factions and address the fundamental problems of Obamacare. The problem is a big chunk of the Republican Party is Utopian progressive and many do not want to repeal large parts of Obamacare, including HHS Secretary Tom Price."

FoxNews.com, owned by globalist Rupert Murdoch, published an opinion piece by mainstream commentator Elizabeth Peak excoriating the Freedom Caucus. "It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare." She further claimed that "Republicans will own those higher rates," which is debatable. Had they passed Trumpcare, Republicans would have owned the higher rates that would have followed, but the public still associates the (un)Affordable Care Act with Obama and the Democrats.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3975-Recriminations-for-Failure-to-Pass-American-Healthcare-Act
Trumpcare's Failure Lies in its Flawed Content http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3974-Trumpcare's-Failure-Lies-in-its-Flawed-Content NY Magazine had an interesting insight into the roll of Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon in the battle over the AHA. "Publicly, Bannon has been working to help the bill pass. But privately he’s talked it down in recent days. According to a source close to the White House, Bannon said that he’s unhappy with the Ryan bill because it "doesn’t drive down costs" and was "written by the insurance industry." While the bill strips away many of Obamacare’s provisions, it does not go as far as Bannon would wish to "deconstruct the administrative state" in the realm of health care. Furthermore, Bannon has been distancing himself from the bill to insulate himself from political fallout of it failing. He’s told people that Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn — a West Wing rival — has run point on it."

It does appear that the insurance industry had a big hand in writing the bill, and may have been one of the reasons why House Speaker Paul Ryan kept the language of the bill hidden for so long. Conservatives wondered where that 30% premium penalty for a lapse in coverage came from, which would have cost those who opted out of Obamacare, a small fortune in premium increases, far exceeding the penalty paid under Obamacare. In fact, it would have been a powerful deterrent not to enter the new market for those now on the outside. The Trump/Ryan healthcare bill was also poison to conservatives since it preserved the damaging sense of entitlement for those with prior existing conditions, at government subsidies rates. As with Obamacare, that forces other healthy people to carry the burden with higher premiums. Additional mandates that insurance companies cover dental, maternity and other formerly optional services adds to the expense of premiums and disallows the consumer to shop for less coverage.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3974-Trumpcare's-Failure-Lies-in-its-Flawed-Content
Trump Sense of Revenge http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3973-Trump-Sense-of-Revenge Rather than learn from the failure of his healthcare proposal, and those aspects which bad it unacceptable to his conservative base, Donald Trump has lashed out as conservatives who wouldn't compromise, and vowed to see them defeated in the next election. The NY Times reported that, "When Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived at the White House on Friday to inform President Trump that the health care bill he had made his first major legislative push could not pass, Mr. Trump had one reaction: He wanted revenge. Furious at rebellious Republicans who refused to back the measure, Mr. Trump demanded that defectors cast "no" votes for all to see — even if it meant the measure’s high-profile defeat... "

Even the suposedly conservative Wall Street Journal chimed in with more condemnation for conservatives, noting that, "In business Mr. Trump liked to 'get even.' He's got some scores to settle with the Freedom Caucus." Conservatives are shocked at Trump's reaction, but they shouldn't be. This is typical behavior of a populist who has no set ideology and who seeks to please the majority who looks to government solve all of their problems. Health problems are almost always caused by bad lifestyle choices over the long run, and government guarantees of health remediation does little to cause people to take greater responsiblity for their own health.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3973-Trump-Sense-of-Revenge
Will heads roll over Trumpcare defeat? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3972-Will-heads-roll-over-Trumpcare-defeat? Various commentators are predicting that utter the "You're Fired" epithet to both Chief of Staff Rience Priebus and House Speaker Paul Ryan over their failure to deliver the votes. The NY Time's Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush wrote that, "On Friday evening, a somewhat shellshocked president retreated to the White House residence to grieve and assign blame. He asked his advisers repeatedly: Whose fault was this? ... Increasingly, that blame has fallen on Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, who coordinated the initial legislative strategy on the health care repeal with Speaker Paul D. Ryan, his close friend and a fellow Wisconsin native, according to three people briefed on the president's recent discussions.

Chris Ruddy, the head of Newsmax.com attacked Reince Priebus, as weak and incompetent: ""The White House is showing not the amount of order that we need to see. I think there's a lot of weakness coming out of the chief of staff. I think Reince Priebus, good guy, well intentioned, but he clearly doesn't know how the federal agencies work. He doesn't have a really good system. He doesn't know how the communications flow ... the President's not getting the back-up he needs in the operation of the White House and sometimes the pushback he needs to have with a stronger ... White House chief of staff."

Others doubt that Trump will make any dramatic changes at this time, which would signal internal weakness and disorder in the White House. Although there is considerable criticism of Paul Ryan's leadership in the House, few want the kind of tough job Ryan has trying to please too many disparate factions within the Republican Party.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3972-Will-heads-roll-over-Trumpcare-defeat?
London Parliament Attack not a Lone Wolf, nor religious person http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3971-London-Parliament-Attack-not-a-Lone-Wolf,-nor-religious-person Government spokespersons in London are saying the UK born, Muslim attacker who use a rental car to kill pedestrians and who then stabbed a policeman near London’s Parliament building acted alone in a "lone wolf attack." But the UK Independent says that is doubtful considering the history of such attacks where perpetrators are nearly always coached into their actions.

"The terrorist Khalid Masood was not a ‘lone wolf’ and others had played a key part in indoctrinating him and helping to carry out Wednesday’s deadly attacks in London, security officials believe….It has also emerged that 52-year-old Masood used the Whatsapp messaging service just minutes before he smashed his hired Hyundai car into the railings at the Houses of Parliament."

People are also wondering why a person such as Massood with a long rap sheet of criminal acts was still on the streets. Masood was born Adrian Elms and had a long criminal history. He spent only brief times spent in jail and prison including for a violent knife attack and attempted murder charges. Shortly after being released he converted to Islam and spend some time in Saudi Arabia teaching English.

He was kicked out of his apartment by landlady Cassie Havard, 43 who revealed that "he often got violent after benders on everything from crack cocaine to acid." She said, "He wasn’t a proper Muslim. He s*****d prostitutes, smoked copious amounts of crack and stuck knives in people’s faces... He was a madman. After one four-day crack session, one druggie pal got paranoid and accused him of being an undercover cop. Adrian went absolutely wild and ran to the kitchen to grab the biggest knife he could find. He went back in the room and slashed the guy’s face to pieces."

People are wondering how this kind of violence doesn't merit a long prison term. Conservative analysts like Joel Skousen have long noted a troubling pattern in "domestic terrorism" prosecutions, where US or British intelligence agents seek out young disturbed Muslim criminals which, after being threatened with prison time, are recruited as an alternative to prison, to act as "informers" for government or instructed on how to carry out terrorist attacks.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3971-London-Parliament-Attack-not-a-Lone-Wolf,-nor-religious-person
Google censoring Right wing YouTube videos http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3970-Google-censoring-Right-wing-YouTube-videos After refusing to honor advertizing agreements with Alex Jones and NaturalNews.com, Google is scrambling to justify these discriminatory actions. The internet search and advertizing giant now claims that mainstream advertizers like Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Walmart, Dish, Starbucks, and GM are complaining that their ads are being associated with "hateful and offensive content" Google claims that it cannot develop an algorithm to automatically screen where ads are placed (which isn't true) and thus must ban or censor certain content on Youtube in order to meet advertizer demands.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3970-Google-censoring-Right-wing-YouTube-videos
WikiLeaks Unveils CIA Weapons Against Macs http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3969-WikiLeaks-Unveils-CIA-Weapons-Against-Macs Wikileaks has revealed the next set of documents from its “Vault 7” leaks that reveal many of the CIA’s hacking tools developed the secretive Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI) which reportedly has over 5000 members actively working to find and exploit weaknesses in computer software for spying and surveillance purposes.

This second set of documents revealed some of the CIA’s hacking toolset for Apple machines revealing malware and viruses to infect the routines that control the boot process. The online magazine “apple insider” tried to console other Apple users by noting that most of the hacks required physical access to machines to infect them through a USB device or cable connection. The much smaller size and scale of the hacking tools for Apple is some consolation for Mac users that their choice of operating system is harder to target.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3969-WikiLeaks-Unveils-CIA-Weapons-Against-Macs
House Republicans Pull Obamacare Replacement Bill Before Vote http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3968-House-Republicans-Pull-Obamacare-Replacement-Bill-Before-Vote GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan scuttled the vote process for a hotly contested bill to replace Obamacare on Friday after it became clear there would not be sufficient votes for it to pass. Democrats and the media could scarcely contain their enthusiasm. Democrats have been nursing their wounds after the rounding defeat in the past election and subsequent setbacks for the so-called “progressive” agenda of the Obama Administration. NPR crowed over the fractured defeat of Republicans who had to admit that ‘Obamacare… is going to remain the Law of the Land.’

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose caucus was decimated in 2010 after the health care bill was passed, appeared flanked by Democratic leadership to gloat just a day after the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.”

Republicans had previously passed several bills to repeal Obamacare, but apparently many voted for them just to appease their supporters knowing that the bill would be vetoed by President Obama. With a majority in both chambers of Congress and a Republican president, however, the same members refused to resubmit the same bills, knowing that they would bear the brunt of the unpopular task of taking away benefits, even from a program as unpopular as the Affordable Care Act (which has proved itself to be anything but affordable).

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3968-House-Republicans-Pull-Obamacare-Replacement-Bill-Before-Vote
Experts: British Parliament Attacker Was Not 'Lone Wolf', Likely Coached http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3967-Experts:-British-Parliament-Attacker-Was-Not-'Lone-Wolf',-Likely-Coached News reports are saying the attacker who plowed a rented car into pedestrians and stabbed a policeman near London’s Parliament building acted alone in a “lone wolf attack.” But the UK Independent says that is doubtful considering the history of such attacks where perpetrators are nearly always coached into their actions.

“The terrorist Khalid Masood was not a ‘lone wolf’ and others had played a key part in indoctrinating him and helping to carry out Wednesday’s deadly attacks in London, security officials believe….It has also emerged that 52-year-old Masood used the Whatsapp messaging service just minutes before he smashed his hired Hyundai car into the railings at the Houses of Parliament.”

Some are concluding that Masood was using the popular encrypted messaging service to communicate with handlers before starting on his rampage.

Masood was born Adrian Elms and had a violent past including time spent in jail and prison for prior knife attacks. Soon after his last time in prison he converted to Islam and married a Muslim woman, and then took a trip to Saudi Arabia presumably to teach English.

Analysts note a troubling pattern in these stories of “domestic terrorism” where the perpetrators usually have run-ins with police or intelligence agencies only to be publicly ignored, despite multiple warning signs. In past cases, perpetrators have been recruited during encounters with police and then coached by “informers” on how to carry out the attacks.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3967-Experts:-British-Parliament-Attacker-Was-Not-'Lone-Wolf',-Likely-Coached
Muslim Mayor of London Says Religion Had No Bearing On Parliament Attack http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3966-Muslim-Mayor-of-London-Says-Religion-Had-No-Bearing-On-Parliament-Attack Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to hold the position of Mayor of London, tried to downplay the importance of religion as it was revealed that the car and knife attacker near the British Houses of Parliament, Khalid Masood, had converted to Islam several years before the attack that left 4 dead including a policeman that was stabbed. Khan called the attack “Part and parcel” of living in a big city.

There followed a media outcry, not over Khan’s calloused statement, but to anyone who dared attribute the attack to the influx of Muslims and Muslim ideology. Donald Trump Jr. was widely criticized just for tweeting “Are you kidding me?” to Khan. And Nigel Farage, the former leader the of the UKIP movement was criticized for “whipping up hate” for saying that he didn’t ever want these attacks to be commonplace in a city. Farage went on to recommend reviewing immigration policies similar to Trump’s attempt to restrict refugees until better vetting methods can be put in place.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3966-Muslim-Mayor-of-London-Says-Religion-Had-No-Bearing-On-Parliament-Attack
High School Rape a Result of Sanctuary City Policies on Public School District http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3965-High-School-Rape-a-Result-of-Sanctuary-City-Policies-on-Public-School-District Parents are understandably outraged after two illegal immigrants, who liberals like to call “dreamers”, committed a brutal rape of a classmate in a Maryland high school. But Fox News reports that the parent’s objections are falling on deaf ears with the politicians of Montgomery County, that is trying to become a so-called “sanctuary status” where it formally refuses to cooperate with immigration officials working to enforce the law with regard to illegal aliens in their community.

“Parents of students at Rockville High School, where the victim was brutally assaulted in a boys bathroom by two immigrant classmates, ages 17 and 18, vented at a PTA meeting Tuesday night.

"’I'm very mad. I can't believe this is happening in my kids' school,’ said a parent who identified herself only as Liz. ‘There are a lot of people here that maybe don't belong here. They haven't been checked out and I really need to know that my kids are safe.’”

School and county officials at the PTA meeting just tried to cover their reputation, said attorney Robin ficker.

“The mood was simply, 'cover our reputation,'” Ficker said. "There were long speeches from the principal, from the superintendent, from others who were associated with them explaining why this could never have happened when it did. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound to cure it.”

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3965-High-School-Rape-a-Result-of-Sanctuary-City-Policies-on-Public-School-District
Ray McGovern Explains What's Behind the Anti-Russia media campaign. http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3964-Ray-McGovern-Explains-What's-Behind-the-Anti-Russia-media-campaign. This week in an interview with Russia Today (RT.com), former CIA analyst Ray McGovern gave his reason why he thinks the establishment is continuing to push their anti-Russia agenda:

1) They refuse to accept that Hillary Clinton was a deeply flawed candidate, and have created this Russian interference excuse to explain away her loss to Trump.

2) The globalist elite are trying to make sure there is no rapprochement with Russia under any circumstances, especially in the Syrian battle against ISIS.

(3) The establishment made false claims about Russian hacking, supposedly to help Trump win. It has now been repeated so often that it must be supported at all costs. McGovern rightfully insists that the so-called hacks of the DNC were really internal leaks by people inside the Clinton campaign who were disillusioned by Hillary’s tactics in stealing the election from Bernie Sanders.

4) McGovern also said that the claim that Putin wanted Trump to be elected "flies in the face of everything he knows about the Russians," whom he studied for more than 20 years. "Why would Putin want someone in the White House who is profiled as rash, impulsive, and unpredictable?" McGovern asked. Why would they bet on someone they thought was losing?"

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Was Trump Spied Upon? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3963-Was-Trump-Spied-Upon? The "spying on Trump" story got more complicated this week as Fox News commentator judge Andrew Napolitano said confidential sources told him that British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) did the wiretapping of Donald Trump on behalf of Obama to evade being able to trace it through the US government. Predictably, that story was denied by spy agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. The British government’s denial were echoed by both FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers who, during congressional hearings this week also denied "finding evidence" of the unspecified claim by Trump that he had been the target of a wiretap at all.

But Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, appeared to muddy the waters by saying that the private communications of the presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. However, mainstream media immediately responded that Trump was not spied upon directly but his conversations or those of his team were picked up "coincidentally" as Trump or his campaign people were talking to a foreign subject under legal surveillance.

Official denials cannot be trusted as long as there is a dark side to all intelligence agencies. All that goes on inside the Deep State is "secret" even from Congress specifically because it is illegal. That, in turn, creates a desperate need to hide illegal surveillance so that top agency leaders can claim "plausible deniability," —a term widely used within the CIA. Insiders like Comey and Rogers can go to the white side records, or even secret FISA court records (which don’t handle anything but a tiny amount of spy warrants) and report "finding nothing" on Trump spying, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3963-Was-Trump-Spied-Upon?
Project Dragnet Revelations Prove Trump was Spied Upon: http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3962-Project-Dragnet-Revelations-Prove-Trump-was-Spied-Upon: Dennis Montgomery is one of the most important whistleblowers on illegal government spying, having spent years inside the CIA and NSA as a contractor. As he left he was able to smuffle out 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified. His purpose was to expose that spy agencies were engaged in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump.

One of the major revelations to surface from the Montgomery data is evidence that the controversial Project Dragnet, designed to spying on US domestic targets, never was disbanded as the government claimed. The NSA electronic surveillance data was created by the NSA as part of the NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional Project Dragnet electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens, was first revealed by news reports published in 2015.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Investigator Michael Zullo have identified dozens of entries at various addresses, including both Trump Tower in New York City and Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, under which Trump was under NSA electronic surveillance, as a result of the analysis they conducted on Project Dragnet records of U.S. citizens that were the targets of electronic surveillance from 2004, during President George W. Bush’s term of office, through 2009, the first year of President Obama’s presidency. The Project Dragnet database suggests Trump was under surveillance not only for phone conversations, but also for financial information, including most likely bank account transactions, credit card transactions, and tax filings.

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Confirmation Hearings on Neil Gorsuch dissappoint Conservatives http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3961-Confirmation-Hearings-on-Neil-Gorsuch-dissappoint-Conservatives Like all modern nominees for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch displayed a deft ability to evade attempts by Democratic Senators to get him to reveal any ideological or political bias he may possess. As NBC wrote,

"....every time Democrats tried to draw him out on a range of serious issues, including abortion and gay rights, Gorsuch answered in the same way: "I have declined to offer any promises, hints or previews of how I'd resolve any case." Gorsuch similarly wouldn't commit to a view on cameras in the Supreme Court, despite widespread support from senators on the Judiciary Committee."

But, while he refused to commit himself on even conservative legal philosophies like "originalism," he did make one dramatic admission on abortion which displeased Trump supporters. Trump had promised during the campaign to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe vs. Wade which created a "legal" right to abortion out of thin air. Sadly, Gorsuch has no such intentions on overturning Roe vs. Wade.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3961-Confirmation-Hearings-on-Neil-Gorsuch-dissappoint-Conservatives
Trump Pressures Freedom Caucus Representatives over Objections to Trumpcare http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3960-Trump-Pressures-Freedom-Caucus-Representatives-over-Objections-to-Trumpcare Thursday was the day for the scheduled vote on GOP’s American Healthcare Act, which is heavily supported by Trump, but that vote never came. Speaker Paul Ryan with the help of heavy pressure by President Trump did turn around several Republican "no" votes based upon future promises of changes, but the big group of "no" votes belong to the principled Freedom Caucus which wanted significant changes now, and not ephemeral promises that "we’ll change it after it passes," which often don’t come true.

Without winning over the Freedom Caucus, Ryan did not have the votes to pass the AHA in the House, and this would have been a major embarrassment for Trump, who has stubbornly supported this flawed bill, saying "there is no plan B." In other words, it’s this or nothing. He threatened to move on to other legislative priorities if Republicans failed again on Friday to force a vote. Wisely principled conservatives have said we’d rather have nothing than vote for something that is nearly as bad as Obamacare.

The Freedom Caucus thought they were close to a deal on Wednesday night with Paul Ryan, but Ryan backed out after being threatened by liberal Republicans. Fortunately, two of the Koch brothers (with libertarian/conservative leanings) are willing to support Freedom Caucus congressman against Trump’s threats. The Koch brothers are adamant that conservatives ought not to give into Trump pressure and is willing to put big money behind those willing to stand on principle.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3960-Trump-Pressures-Freedom-Caucus-Representatives-over-Objections-to-Trumpcare
Tillerson Praises Rather than Confronts China in First Meet http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3959-Tillerson-Praises-Rather-than-Confronts-China-in-First-Meet A disturbing pattern is starting to emerge in the diplomacy of Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—talk tough but no follow through. Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to China this week with warm words for President Xi. The meeting followed strong threats by Tillerson that the US would not allow China to access militarized manmade islands in the South China Sea which are in the territorial waters of Japan and the Philippines. There was virtually no discussion of these issues that only weeks ago precipitated loud counter-threats from China.

Many conservatives are worried that a similar pattern may develop of talking tough about North Korea but doing nothing to curtail NK aggressiveness in advancing their nuclear technology and long distance ICBMs which many believe can hit the continental USA.

The US had made 3 aid deals with North Korea in past decades on condition that North Korea would dismantle it's nuclear weapons program. Each time North Korean leaders have betrayed the agreements, and yet the West has gone through with their part of the aid package. Ever since the Korean War ended in 1952, the US has also guaranteed North Korea that it will not attempt to overthrow the regime militarity or even seek regime change. This long standing permissive policy stands in stark contrast with how the West has threatened Iran continually with military action if it did not desist in its nuclear program. Finally, the Trump administration has said that the "military option" is on the table relative to North Korea. Yet, conservatives wonder if, under pressure, the Trump administration would back down on this hardline policy as well.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3959-Tillerson-Praises-Rather-than-Confronts-China-in-First-Meet
Wrongfully Convicted Idaho Man Set Free, But Not Exonerated http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3958-Wrongfully-Convicted-Idaho-Man-Set-Free,-But-Not-Exonerated More than twenty years after being arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, Idaho Falls resident Christopher Tapp will be released from prison as part of a deal with the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office, reports the Idaho Falls Post-Register. John Thomas, the Bonneville County appellate public defender, emphasizes that Tapp will not admit to guilt as part of the deal, which will be presented today (March 22) at a hearing before District Judge Alan Stephens.

Tapp was one of three young Idaho Falls men interrogated in late 1996 and early 1997 by Idaho Falls police following the June 13, 1996 rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge. Police initially suspected a friend of Tapp named Ben Hobbs, who had been arrested in Ely, Nevada on a rape charge involving the use of an edged weapon. Although Hobbs was convicted of that crime and spent decades in prison as a result, he ardently denied involvement in the Angie Dodge murder. Investigators had pressured Tapp and his friend Jeremy Sargis into implicating Hobbs. Sargis obtained legal representation and invoked his rights under the Fifth Amendment. Hobbs refused to cooperate in the investigation.

Although DNA samples at the murder scene excluded Tapp, Sargis, and Hobbs, investigators isolated Tapp and manipulated him into confessing some unspecified role in the murder, despite the fact that his statement was riddled with errors that showed he knew nothing about the crime that hadn’t been shared with him by the police. An investigation conducted last year by the prosecutor’s office concluded that Tapp’s confession was false.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3958-Wrongfully-Convicted-Idaho-Man-Set-Free,-But-Not-Exonerated
On Travel Restrictions, Trump Gets Tangled in his Own Tongue – and Twitter Account http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3957-On-Travel-Restrictions,-Trump-Gets-Tangled-in-his-Own-Tongue-–-and-Twitter-Account President Trump continues to be frustrated in the courts over his efforts to impose new restrictions on immigration from countries designated as terrorist havens – and many legal analysts insist that this is his own fault. The president’s compulsive need to comment on the legal controversies, both in speeches and through his Twitter account, have probably driven his legal advisers to distraction, comments the National Law Journal.

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland “cited Trump’s statements, and those of his aides, during campaign rallies and media interviews as evidence that his revised immigration order was still probably intended to ban Muslims from the country,” notes the Journal. Existing precedents do not allow a ban based on religious identity. Although the administration has appealed both of the injunctions, President Trump’s reaction to the rulings will complicate matters.

“I wasn’t thrilled, but the lawyers all said, `Oh, let’s tailor it,’” Trump told an enthusiastic partisan crowd in Tennessee a few hours after the first injunction was announced. The revised executive order “is a watered down version of the first one,” he continued. “I think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way, which is what I wanted to do in the first place.”

While those remarks played well as applause lines in a speech to the president’s supporters, they will give ammunition to his critics as the legal appeals proceed.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3957-On-Travel-Restrictions,-Trump-Gets-Tangled-in-his-Own-Tongue-–-and-Twitter-Account
“Troubled” Florida Police Officer Arrested for Data Theft http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3956-“Troubled”-Florida-Police-Officer-Arrested-for-Data-Theft The long and cluttered disciplinary history of Hialeah, Florida Police Officer Raul Castellon has been expanded to include a felony indictment on federal data theft charges. Castellon was arrested and charged with illegally accessing a private database and providing license plate and Social Security numbers to a woman named Neilin Gonzalez Diaz, in exchange for unspecified “gifts.” Gonzalez Diaz, along with several others, used that private information to gain access to credit cards and purchase nearly $6,000 worth of goods from various stores.

Castellon and Gonzalez Diaz have been charged with extortion, aggravated identify fraud, and related offenses involving unauthorized access to digital devices. Castellon was also charged with illegally using his position to access Florida’s Driver Vehicle Information Database for personal gain. The indictment accuses him of obtaining dozens of screen shots of license plates and Social Security numbers and providing them to his accomplices.

Over the past eleven years, Castellon has been the subject of five internal affairs investigations and four suspensions, received 13 reprimands, crashed his vehicle five times, and was fired – before union-required arbitration resulted in the restoration of his job. The 38-year-old officer was suspended, with pay, last October following the initial disclosure of his most recent alleged felonious misconduct. The Hialeah PD has endured decades of scandal, including a gun-trafficking ring involving an officer and his wife, and another case in which a Sergeant arrested on drug charges blamed the situation on his wife’s pimp.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3956-“Troubled”-Florida-Police-Officer-Arrested-for-Data-Theft
Fox News Legal Analyst Suspended Over Intelligence Claims http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3955-Fox-News-Legal-Analyst-Suspended-Over-Intelligence-Claims Retired Judge Andrew Napolitano, a best-selling author, widely respected legal scholar, and senior judicial analyst for Fox News, was conspicuously absent during the first day of the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Fox News belatedly acknowledged that Napolitano has been indefinitely suspended by the network following a diplomatic controversy that grew out of claims made by the judge regarding President Trump’s accusation that his predecessor illegally wire-tapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In comments made on the air and in a subsequent syndicated column, Judge Napolitano claimed that “intelligence sources” had told “Fox News” that President Obama had circumvented established surveillance procedures by seeking transcripts of Trump’s intercepted phone calls from the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence service, that country’s analogue to the National Security Agency.

“By bypassing all American intelligence services, Obama would have had access to what he wanted with no American fingerprints,” claimed Napolitano.

Both Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred reporters to Napolitano’s claims when pressed to substantiate the president’s accusations. The British government formally and explicitly denied the claims, and Fox’s news division also denied that it had spoken about the matter with intelligence sources, and disavowed the story. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Director Michael Rogers likewise denied Napolitano’s claim. The Judge insists that he “reported what the sources told me, reported it accurately and I do believe the substance of what they told me.”

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3955-Fox-News-Legal-Analyst-Suspended-Over-Intelligence-Claims
Does a Trump Hat Make its Wearer a “Specially Protected” Person? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3954-Does-a-Trump-Hat-Make-its-Wearer-a-“Specially-Protected”-Person? In recent years, business owners across the country – such as florists, bakers, and wedding photographers – have been sued and hit with severely punitive fines for refusing to provide goods or services for so-called same-sex weddings.

An Oregon couple who ran a bakery was run out of business by the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony in 2013 – at a time when the state government didn’t recognize such ceremonies. The same agency shut down a Portland bar after its owner had made comments that were seen as discriminating against a club of self-identified transgendered women who had driven business away on Friday nights.

In all such cases, government agencies and pressure groups have insisted that private businesses should be punished for discriminating against people who are regarded as part of a “specially protected class” – usually defined in terms of ethnic or sexual identity. Cultural conservatives have reasonably denounced this as a form of government-imposed political correctness, and the resulting frustration helped propel Donald Trump’s upset victory in last year’s presidential campaign.

At least one of Trump’s diehard supporters apparently believes that his political affiliation makes him part of a specially protected class. Philadelphia resident Greg Piatek has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a New York bar called The Happiest Hour, accusing its staff of refusing to serve him because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. Piatek claims that a manager told him that “anyone who supports Trump – or believes what you believe – is not welcome here, and you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you.”

Trump supporters, of all people, should understand and respect the free market principle that a business proprietor reserves the right to refuse service to anyone of his choosing – and also that consumers have the power to give their patronage to entrepreneurs who don’t alienate a large population of potential customers.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3954-Does-a-Trump-Hat-Make-its-Wearer-a-“Specially-Protected”-Person?
LGBT Militants Pressuring YouTube to Cancel Parental Controls http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3953-LGBT-Militants-Pressuring-YouTube-to-Cancel-Parental-Controls Google’s YouTube video-sharing service is under fire from LGBT militants who complain that its “family-restricted” filtering option impedes children from accessing “videos about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues,” reports the New York Times. Gender revolutionaries who create and disseminate propaganda targeting children are pressuring YouTube to change its filter settings in order to prevent parents from exercising discretion over the question of whether that propaganda can be available to their children – and the service appears ready to make concessions.

“The bottom line is that this feature isn’t working the way it should,” sniveled Johanna Wright, YouTube’s vice president for product management, in response to criticism. “We’re sorry and we’re going to fix it.”

This controversy comes after YouTube and its corporate owner, Google, have offered assurances that they will implement new policies to restrict content deemed to be “hate speech” – and after many channels that offer politically controversial content, generally deemed “right-wing” in perspective, have been de-monetized.

Rod Dreher of The American Conservative points out that “it is not the right of a transgender person or anyone else to decide what someone else’s children can and cannot watch. That decision belongs to the parents…. [T]his is par for the course on the left, especially the sexual left,” Dreher continues, “disempower parents so they can propagandize children.”

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3953-LGBT-Militants-Pressuring-YouTube-to-Cancel-Parental-Controls
Gorsuch: Roe v. Wade a Binding Precedent http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3952-Gorsuch:-Roe-v.-Wade-a-Binding-Precedent Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told his Senate confirmation hearing on March 21 that the highly contested 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling is a binding precedent.

“It is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court,” Gorsuch stated in response to a question about his views on the Roe ruling. “So a good judge will consider it as a precedent of the United States Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent like any other.”

During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump – who had previously described himself as “very pro-choice” regarding abortion – promised social conservatives that he would appoint a Supreme Court justice who would vote to overturn the Roe ruling. At present, the undermanned High Court appears to be divided equally between judges who would preserve Roe and those who would reconsider or repeal it.

When pressed about Trump’s remarks last year, Gorsuch said that as a settled precedent, Roe “adds to the determinacy of the law. What was once a hotly contested issue is no longer a contested issue. We move forward.”

The Roe ruling struck down the abortion laws of all fifty states, replacing them with a federally created license to kill unborn children at any point during the pregnancy if doing so can be justified as necessary to preserve the mother’s vaguely defined well-being. In a forceful and prescient dissent to the ruling, Justice Byron White observed that the majority went beyond its proper role by creating a new law through the exercise of “raw judicial power.”

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3952-Gorsuch:-Roe-v.-Wade-a-Binding-Precedent
FBI “Russian Influence” Probe to Investigate Alternative News Sites http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3951-FBI-“Russian-Influence”-Probe-to-Investigate-Alternative-News-Sites In his March 20 congressional testimony, FBI Director James Comey explicitly denied President Trump’s claim that Barack Obama had unlawfully wiretapped the then-candidate’s business operations during last year’s presidential campaign. He also said that the Bureau was actively investigating suspected efforts by the Russian government to interfere in the election. This may include official investigation of independent news sources that supported Trump’s candidacy.

The McClatchy News Service reports that “Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories – some fictional – that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.”

Of particular interest is the role played by computer hackers employing programs called “bots” that were designed “to blitz social media with links to pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in the race against Democrat Hillary Clinton….” Those stories – some of which have been proven to be complete fabrications from internet pranksters – were widely disseminated through Twitter and Facebook links. Other stories were sourced to alternative media outlets, such as Breitbart and InfoWars, that, while highly partisan, are legitimate news operations – or to Russian government-aligned publications such as RT News and Sputnik News.

Even if plausible connections were made between this media activity and the Russian government – a claim for which no evidence has been presented – it would not validate accusations that Russia had “hacked” the election, let alone that it did so with the active participation of the Trump campaign.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3951-FBI-“Russian-Influence”-Probe-to-Investigate-Alternative-News-Sites
“Legal Jeopardy” for Trump – or Overt Conflict with Deep State? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3950-“Legal-Jeopardy”-for-Trump-–-or-Overt-Conflict-with-Deep-State? The dramatic March 20 congressional appearance by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers “was all but unprecedented,” insisted Huffpost global affairs editor Howard Fineman. “Not since a White House aide named Alexander Butterfield told the Watergate committee in 1973 that President Richard Nixon had bugged his own Oval Office has an investigative hearing made it so clear that a presidency was in serious legal jeopardy.”

Accepting the claims made by Comey and Rogers as gospel, Fineman asserted that “we know for sure that, while no one `tapped’ Trump’s phones, his campaign circle is in the gunsights of the FBI. The issue is whether Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose interference in the 2016 election is now an accepted fact, tried to rig the outcome with the knowledge or collusion of Team Trump.”

What Fineman describes as an “accepted fact” is actually an insistent accusation for which no evidence of any kind has been presented. The intelligence community represented by Comey and Rogers has pronounced its “consensus” that Russian interference had occurred, but has yet to produce a particle of proof to sustain its pronouncements.

Until and unless such evidence is made public, the charges against the Trump campaign remain unsubstantiated allegations from an intelligence community that is obviously ill at ease with an unconventional president, and – as Fineman acknowledged – “seethes” with hostility at WikiLeaks, which has exposed illegal surveillance and other criminal undertakings by the NSA, CIA, and their sister agencies.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3950-“Legal-Jeopardy”-for-Trump-–-or-Overt-Conflict-with-Deep-State?
Austin Police Department Finds Millionaire Athlete’s Football Jersey http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3949-Austin-Police-Department-Finds-Millionaire-Athlete’s-Football-Jersey According to the most recent figures compiled by the FBI, the Austin, Texas Police Department in 2015 had a 16.3 percent “clearance” rate for offenses designated as “Part I Index Crimes.” This is a category that includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, and auto theft. Crimes can be “cleared” either through an arrest or by “exception” – the latter being a circumstance that prevents an arrest, such as the death of a suspect, or a refusal on the part of a victim to cooperate with police and prosecutors.

Despite the fact that the Austin PD’s clearance rate means that nearly eighty-five percent of serious crimes against persons and property remain unsolved, this figure actually represents an exceptional performance, at least by the department’s undemanding expectations for itself. The City of Austin had set a 14.3 percent clearance goal for 2015, which is the most recent year for which those statistics are available.

While the Austin PD is doing a less than impressive job investigating routine violent crimes, the department’s performance was apparently impressive enough to earn its embattled former Police Chief, Art Acevedo, a job in Houston – a city whose department has been even less impressive in carrying out its advertised function of investigating crimes and arresting suspects. Murderers, kidnapers, and rapists continue to elude the Houston PD, but Acevedo took time on March 20 to hold a press conference at which he proudly announced that his department had recovered a Super Bowl football jersey stolen from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The Super Bowl had been held in Houston earlier this year.

“You don’t come to Texas and embarrass us here on our home turf,” boasted Acevedo, who said that the case was solved through a tip from an informant.

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Oregon Legislators Introduce another Anti-Self-Defense Bill http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3948-Oregon-Legislators-Introduce-another-Anti-Self-Defense-Bill Two Oregon state legislators, one of whom was elected with generous out-of-state financial support from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have introduced a bill that would require gun owners to make their legally obtained firearms essentially useless in an emergency –or face lengthy prison terms and ruinous fines.

Senate Bill 1026, co-sponsored by state Senator Chuck Riley and state Representative Barbara Smith Warner – both of whom, predictably, are Democrats – would create the criminal offense of “endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm.” That offense would occur if a gun owner “leaves an operable firearm, loaded or unloaded, in a location where the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor could gain unsupervised access to the firearm,” and a minor “obtains the firearm without the express prior consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.”

The supposed harm would consist only of access to the firearm, not injury or death resulting from its misuse. The bill grants exceptions for incidents involving break-ins, firearms that are retrieved without permission from a locked container, or guns that are disabled by a trigger lock. This would translate into a requirement that personal defense firearms be locked or stored – and thus not immediately accessible in the event they’re needed in a hurry.

If enacted, the potential penalties for violating the statute would be up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $125,000, or both.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3948-Oregon-Legislators-Introduce-another-Anti-Self-Defense-Bill
Trump Threatens Republicans Who Oppose Obamacare Revision http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3947-Trump-Threatens-Republicans-Who-Oppose-Obamacare-Revision Republican congressmen who oppose President Trump’s revision of the wildly unpopular Obamacare program have been given an ultimatum from the White House: Either support the bill, or expect to face political retaliation in 2018.

Politico reports that during a closed-door meeting with the House GOP conference, “the president gave a full-throated endorsement to the House repeal bill that will come to the floor for a vote on Thursday,” warning that if the Republicans don’t pass the bill, “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018.”

This Thursday we have a chance to repeal and replace Obamacare, and this time you’ve actually got someone who will sign the bill,” Trump reportedly told the Republican congressmen. “I’m asking for your vote.”

Perhaps “asking” was the wrong term. According to several sources, Trump focused his attention on the bill’s most outspoken critic, Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina. Trump reportedly told the congressman, “Mark, I’m gonna come after you” if he remained critical of the measure.

Speaking with reporters later, Meadows insisted that there are “more than enough” members of the Freedom Caucus who oppose Trump’s re-write of Obamacare to block the bill from passing. The current bill, Meadows pointed out, “does not lower premiums for the vast majority of Americans, and that’s what we need to do.”

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3947-Trump-Threatens-Republicans-Who-Oppose-Obamacare-Revision
Long-Time Establishment Chief David Rockefeller Heads for Interesting Eternity http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3946-Long-Time-Establishment-Chief-David-Rockefeller-Heads-for-Interesting-Eternity David Rockefeller, the patriarch of arguably the world’s most powerful banking dynasty, long-time head of Chase Manhattan Bank and the Council on Foreign Relations, and founder of the Trilateral Commission, died in his sleep at his home in Pocatino Hills, New York on March 20 at the age of 101.

Although his personal fortune was estimated at $3 billion, the Standard Oil heir to the Standard Oil enjoyed influence that vastly outstripped his considerable financial holdings. More than any other figure in decades, Rockefeller embodied a trans-national establishment that seeks to consolidate political, economic, and even religious power over the entire globe. Although seen as an arch-capitalist, Rockefeller was very comfortable in the company of Communist dictators. In 1973, following a visit to Communist-ruled China, Rockefeller published an op-ed column praising what he regarded as the accomplishments of the regime, which by some estimates slaughtered more than sixty million of its subjects.

“Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded, not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering a high morale and community propose,” Rockefeller wrote. “The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

In the early 1980s, PBS correspondent Bill Moyers summarized Rockefeller’s place in the global establishment: "David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital. Rockefeller was born to it, and he has made the most of it. But what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life and just another day's work.”

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3946-Long-Time-Establishment-Chief-David-Rockefeller-Heads-for-Interesting-Eternity
The Pro-Trump “Women’s Movement” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3945-The-Pro-Trump-“Women’s-Movement” In defiance of establishment opinion, Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory was not a triumph of male chauvinism. It was propelled, in large measure, by an insurgent women’s movement that incorporates some elements of feminism and combines them with a populist and nationalist sensibility, reports Foreign Policy magazine.

“While only 42 percent of female voters backed Trump, he got 53 percent of the white female vote,” points out the publication. This isn’t limited to conservative women who had been influenced by the late Phyllis Schlafly, continues the report. Some are “pro-choice and pro-gay Republican activist[s]who praise[d] Clinton for breaking a historic barrier for women….”

“Some of the most prominent backers of Trump’s campaign have been women, such as former wrestling magnate and current Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon, a pro-choice Republican who criticized Trump’s taped remarks but did not withdraw her support, and billionaire heiress and businesswoman Rebekah Mercer,” Foreign Policy elaborates. A similar trend is seen within the populist movement in Europe:

“Today, some of those heroines are on the other side of the Atlantic: the French presidential contender and National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her niece, parliament member Marion Maréchal-Le Pen…. The Le Pen women are a reminder of a striking fact. In Europe, women are increasingly visible both as leaders and foot soldiers in the nationalist and populist revolt widely seen as a parallel to the Trump phenomenon in America.”

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3945-The-Pro-Trump-“Women’s-Movement”
Will the EU Turn to China for its Next Bailout? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3944-Will-the-EU-Turn-to-China-for-its-Next-Bailout? The Financial Times reports that China has eclipsed the Eurozone as the world’s largest banking center. With the global financial center of gravity shifting eastward, Brussels may look to Beijing for its next bailout, predicts economic analyst Kenneth Schortgen. This would be to Beijing’s advantage, as well.

Over the past two decades, China has used “its growing monetary power to create new infrastructures meant to compete with, if not supplant, Western control over the global financial system,” such as a partnership with Russia to allow oil transactions to be conducted in the yuan and the ruble, rather than the dollar. Beijing and Moscow have also collaborated through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and organized the so-called BRICS political coalition, which is composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. China is eagerly buying resources in Africa and establishing a political and military presence on that continent.

According to Schortgen, Beijing is now targeting Europe. If China “could coax the member states of the EU, or the bureaucracy of the Union itself to switch sides and move into China’s camp voluntarily, then it would isolate the United States, [which would] culminate in a bloodless change in the balance of power setting the stage for the 21st Century to become a Chinese century,” Shortgen writes.

Although Beijing has long enjoyed a cash surplus, there are significant signs that China’s increasingly overleveraged economy is headed for a severe downturn, as well. A collapse of China’s debt bubble could have catastrophic consequences not only for the Eurozone, but for the larger global economy.

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Senator Paul Introduces Civil Asset Reform Bill http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3943-Senator-Paul-Introduces-Civil-Asset-Reform-Bill For decades, law enforcement agencies have profited from the practice of civil asset forfeiture, through which they can seize money and property without filing criminal charges against the owner. All that is necessary is to file a lawsuit against the confiscated property by claiming that it was proceeds of an alleged criminal offense. The owners must then prove that the money or property was legitimately obtained in a legal forum where the standard of evidence is lower than in a criminal prosecution. Owing to the expense involved, most victims of civil asset forfeiture don’t contest the seizures.

Last week, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky re-introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR), a companion measure for a bill sponsored in the House by Republican Tim Walberg of Michigan. That bill was initially introduced three years ago.

“The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime,” explains Senator Paul. The purpose of his legislation is to “protect Americans’ Fifth Amendment rights from being infringed upon by ensuring that government agencies no longer profit from taking the property of US citizens without due process.”

The bill would place the burden of proof on the government, rather than the victim; it imposes a “clear and convincing” evidence standard, requires proceeds to be sent into the Treasury’s general fund, rather than to the agency that confiscates them, and ends the practice of “equitable sharing” between federal and local police agencies.

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Retired Police Chief Describes Customs Harassment at JFK Airport http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3942-Retired-Police-Chief-Describes-Customs-Harassment-at-JFK-Airport Hassan Aden, a retired police chief from Greenville, North Carolina, took to Facebook to describe his recent detention at JFK International Airport as he returned from a trip to Paris with his mother. As he passed through the Customs check, Aden’s cell phone was confiscated, he was told that he could not communicate with anybody – but the officials responsible insisted on pretending that he was free to leave.

Aden identified himself as a retired police chief, a career police officer, and a US citizen, and was told by the CBP officer that “he had no control over the circumstance and that it didn’t matter what my occupation was.” Aden was told that his name had been flagged and that he would have to be “cleared” before being allowed to return to his own country.

The CBP officer “had the audacity to tell me I was not being detained,” recalled Aden. “His ignorance of the law and the Fourth Amendment should disqualify him from being able to wear a CBP badge – but maybe fear and detention is the new mission of the CBP and the Constitution is a mere suggestion.”

Aden, who spent 30 years in law enforcement, points out that he had “frequently attended meetings at the White House and advised on national police policy reforms. All that [I can say is] that if this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone with attributes that can be `profiled.’ No one is safe from this type of unlawful government intrusion.”

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Budget Redistribution, Not Budget-Cutting, Under Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3941-Budget-Redistribution,-Not-Budget-Cutting,-Under-Trump While the Trump administration’s proposed budget “takes a big step toward draining the swamp in Washington” by targeting domestic boondoggles, its “defense and homeland security spending increases will squander bounties that should be reserved for taxpayers, not bureaucrats and bombs,” writes commentator James Bovard in USA Today.

As head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson will preside over an agency taking “one of the biggest cuts – down $6 billion or$13 percent,” Bovard points out. “The administration aims to sharply cut spending on rental vouchers that are notorious for redistributing violent crime from public housing projects to previously safe urban and suburban neighborhoods.” Also on the chopping block are the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, both of which are largely funded through private philanthropies in any case.

“There is no justice in taxing dishwashers in Arkansas to subsidize programs such as Synetic Theater’s Silent Shakespeare,” Bovard opines. Subsidies for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are likewise zeroed out in the budget framework.

While these reductions are all welcome, “Trump proposes to devote almost all of the savings from cutting domestic programs into the Pentagon, whose budget would rise by $52 billion, roughly 10 percent…. The specter overhanging Trump’s budget is the possibility that he could jettison his campaign promises and plunge the nation more deeply into conflicts” overseas, Bovard concludes.

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Librarian Died Because Cop Mistook Bullets for Blanks http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3940-Librarian-Died-Because-Cop-Mistook-Bullets-for-Blanks The 73-year-old librarian who was fatally shot by a Punta Gorda, Florida police officer during a training exercise died because the officer didn’t know the difference between blanks and live rounds, investigators have concluded.

Former Officer Lee Coel shot Mary Knowlton during a “shoot/don’t shoot” role-playing exercise in a Citizens’ Police Academy event last August 9th. That drill was intended to help citizens experience confrontations with “adversarial or violent people.” Knowlton was among the attendees randomly chosen for the exercise, in which she took the role of a police officer, and Coel played a suspect. After loading four Blazer hollow-based wad cutters into his personal .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, Coel briefly spoke with Knowlton, then fired four rounds at her while moving around a parked car. Neither Coel, nor two other officers involved in the exercise, checked the ammo, as they were required to.

“There is no evidence that Officer Coel intended to use lethal ammunition while participating in the role play scenario with Mary Knowlton,” concluded an investigative report compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The agency also found that it was the inability of Coel and other officers on the scene to distinguish between blanks and live wad-cutter rounds that “resulted in Mary Knowlton’s death.”

Coel, who was charged with manslaughter, has been fired from his positon with the Punta Gorda Police Department.

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Abortion-Worshipers in Argentina Attack Church, Hold Obscene Demonstration http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3939-Abortion-Worshipers-in-Argentina-Attack-Church,-Hold-Obscene-Demonstration For decades, defenders of the government-sanctioned child murder called abortion have often said that if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. For a sizeable portion of the feminist movement, abortion has sacramental status, and hatred of the Christian tradition is central to their worldview. This has been memorably illustrated in two recent demonstrations in Argentina, the home country of the current Roman Catholic Pope.

To celebrate UN-designated International Women’s Day on March 8, a mob of feminists assembled outside a cathedral in Tucuman, where “a group of women pretended to [commit] an abortion on a woman dressed like a very pregnant Virgin Mary,” reports the Catholic Crux Now news service. Described as an “artistic presentation,” the protest included a display of what appeared to be blood and fragments of a dismembered child. The demonstrators denounced the Christ Child as a symbol of what they called “the raping system that mandates us to forced maternity.”

During another demonstration in the southern city of Bahia Blanca, a mob of topless feminist radicals ignited a fire in front of a cathedral at which Pope Francis once officiated. While some of them chanted nursery-rhyme-grade leftist slogans, a small group attempted to storm the house of worship, and attacked a young man who volunteered to defend it.

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Leading Climate Alarmist: Humanity Must Repeal the Industrial Age http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3938-Leading-Climate-Alarmist:-Humanity-Must-Repeal-the-Industrial-Age One paradox of radical environmentalism is that it urges the masses to embrace a dismal standard of living that would be no better than the dystopian vision that supposedly awaits if we ignore their recommendations. Witness the comments offered by German physicist Joachim Schellnhuber in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle.

In order to deal with what he insists is catastrophic, man-caused climate change, “by 2030, we have to phase out the combustion engine,” insists Schellnhuber. “And we have to completely phase out the use of coal for producing our power. By 2040 we will probably have to replace concrete and steel for construction by wood, clay, and stone,” he continues. The German government, acting within the framework of the European Union, has a national goal of a 40 percent reduction in supposed greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. But this isn’t adequate, he insists: “It looks fairly bleak, actually, with the current policies in place we will not even meet our own target. Something fairly disruptive needs to happen, like closing down some of the operating coal-fired power stations.”

Schellnhuber is a long-time member of the Club of Rome, which has been promoting severe restrictions on economic growth and schemes for population control for several decades. He is also a highly influential adviser to the EU, the United Nations, and – despite being a devout and outspoken atheist – the Vatican.

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Gorsuch’s Record on Gitmo http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3937-Gorsuch’s-Record-on-Gitmo As an attorney with the Office of White House Counsel under George W. Bush, Neil Gorsuch contributed to a proposed presidential signing statement that would have asserted the authority to order torture as an interrogation method – and forbidden judicial review of that decision. He also recommended that federal judges visit the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in order to cultivate sympathy for the administration’s “litigating positions.”

“If the DC judges could see what we saw, I believe they would be more sympathetic to our litigating positions,” wrote Gorsuch in a 2005 email to Justice Department officials. That message and many other contemporaneous emails were provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee in advance of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings.

Gorsuch visited Gitmo in 2005 and offered praise for the facility’s commandant.

“You and your colleagues have developed standards and imposed a degree of professionalism that the nation can be proud of, and being able to see firsthand all that you have managed to accomplish with such a difficult and sensitive mission makes my job of helping explain and defend it before the courts all the easier,” Gorsuch declared during his visit. To his colleagues in the Justice Department, Gorsuch suggested that “A visit, or even just the offer of a visit [to Gitmo] might help dispel myths and build confidence in our representations to the Court about conditions and detainee treatment.”

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Families of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabian Government http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3936-Families-of-9/11-Victims-Sue-Saudi-Arabian-Government A lawsuit has been filed against the Saudi Arabian monarchy in a Manhattan federal court on behalf of the families of 800 9/11 victims. The lawsuit accuses the Saudi government of direct complicity in the attack, which – according to the official narrative – was carried out by 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were identified as Saudi nationals.

According to the lawsuit, diplomatic officials from Saudi embassies offered material support for hijackers Salem al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar during the year and a half leading up to the 9/11 attacks. Saudi officials are accused of helping the future hijackers find apartments, learn English, and obtain funding in the form of cash and credit cards. The lawsuit also presents evidence that Saudi diplomats in Germany helped support Mohamed Atta, who has been designated as the lead hijacker. It also claims that a Saudi official was lodged in the same Virginia hotel with several hijackers the night before the attacks.

New York’s Pix11 news reports that “Many of the revelations in the lawsuit are culled from findings of an FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks.” The alleged motive for official Saudi involvement in the attacks was an effort “to curry favor with fundamentalists to avoid losing power,” which has also led the Royal Family to send supposedly charitable donations that were funneled to al-Qaeda.

At some point, that lawsuit should be amended to target the FBI, the Justice Department, the CIA, and other officials such as former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani who evidence suggests had prior knowledge of the impending attacks.

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Saudis Slaughter Refugees at Sea http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3935-Saudis-Slaughter-Refugees-at-Sea The government of Somalia has accused Saudi Arabia of carrying out an attack on a ship carrying at least 42 Somali refugees near the coast of Yemen. The assault was reportedly carried out by a military naval vessel and a helicopter gunship.

Referring to the attack as “horrific” and “terrible,” Somalia’s foreign minister, Abdisalam Omer, insisted that “the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is responsible for it.” Laurent De Boeck, head of the Yemeni office for the International Organization for Migration, reports that the occupants of the craft were registered refugees fleeing Yemen for Sudan, many of them hoping eventually to return to Somalia.

One survivor recalled that terrified refugees had waved flashlights at the crew of the attack helicopter in an effort to show that they were non-combatants. The Saudi-commanded coalition has been conducting heavy bombardment in the area in response to what it claims have been arms-smuggling operations by Houthi rebels.

The Saudis have responded to international outrage over the incident by calling for the United Nations to assume control of the Yemeni port from which the refugees had embarked on their journey.

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What Happened to the “Major Meeting” on Veteran’s Affairs? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3934-What-Happened-to-the-“Major-Meeting”-on-Veteran’s-Affairs? During a March 17 White House press conference, President Trump told reporters that he was planning a “major meeting” on the scandal-plagued department of Veterans Affairs with VA Secretary David Shulkin, who at the time was sitting to the president’s left. The discussion would take place at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, Trump explained, because “that seems to be the most convenient location. Everybody always wants to go to the Southern White House.”

Turning to Shulkin, the president asked if he would be at the club that evening. Without speaking, the VA secretary shook his head.

Nothing on the president’s official schedule indicated that a formal meeting on veteran’s affairs took place either Friday night or on Saturday, although the White House later claimed that he “spent the early morning and afternoon [on Saturday] on issues concerning the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military,” and that in the evening he “had another meeting, including dinner, concerning the Department of Veterans Affairs and how to turn it around for the benefit of our great veterans.”

While the official schedule mentioned no meetings devoted to caring for combat veterans, the president did discuss the possibility of creating more of them. President Trump met with National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to discuss “the threat of North Korea.” While VA Secretary Shulkin wasn’t on hand at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump was photographed dining with Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Comics, who donated $1 million to his campaign last year. One correspondent on scene reported that the president had spent four and a half hours at his golf club that afternoon.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3934-What-Happened-to-the-“Major-Meeting”-on-Veteran’s-Affairs?
Judge Authorizes Unprecedented Police Search of Google Users http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3933-Judge-Authorizes-Unprecedented-Police-Search-of-Google-Users Police in Edna, Minnesota secured a court order requiring Google to provide the identity of a user who employed the search engine to look up the name of a local financial fraud victim, reports the Ars Technica news site. The warrant, issued by Hennepin County Senior Judge Gary Larson, demands that Google aid the police “determine who searched for variations of the victim’s name between December 1 of last year through January 7, 2017.”

The search would focus on an online photo of a person whose name is identical to that of a local resident whose image was used in a fake passport, which was in turn employed to arrange a fraudulent transfer of $28,500 from the victim’s account. The bogus passport image was faxed to the credit union using a “spoofed” phone number.

Andrew Crocker, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, suggested that the case could give rise to an appellate court ruling entitled “In Re Minnesota Unconstitutional General Warrant.” The Fourth Amendment was written for the express purpose of avoiding “general warrants” of the kind used by British customs and tax officials and enforced by British occupation troops. It requires police to list specific persons and places to be searched. Ars Technica describes the Hennepin County warrant as “the most expansive one we’ve seen unconnected to the US national security apparatus and, if carried out, could set an Orwellian precedent[.]”

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3933-Judge-Authorizes-Unprecedented-Police-Search-of-Google-Users
“Qualified Immunity” Protects Summary Execution by Cop in Florida http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3932-“Qualified-Immunity”-Protects-Summary-Execution-by-Cop-in-Florida Police officers are under no legal responsibility to identify themselves or state their purpose for being on private property before killing armed citizens who confront officers on their own property, ruled the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

That ruling emerges from the killing of Florida resident Andrew Scott, who heard a loud banging on his door late at night, retrieved his licensed handgun, and opened the door with it pointed safely toward the ground. Seeing a dimly lit figure holding a pistol, Scott retreated into his residence, and was fatally shot six times by Deputy Richard Sylvester. The deputy had no warrant to be on Scott’s property, nor did he have probable cause to suspect either Scott or his girlfriend of committing a criminal offense. Sylvester did not identify himself as a police officer. He simply opened fire once he saw that the citizen had armed himself to deal with a dangerous stranger.

According to Judge Frank M. Hull, Deputy Sylvester’s lethal actions are covered by the spurious constitutional doctrine of “qualified immunity” because there was no “clearly established law” forbidding the summary execution of innocent citizens by police officers. Hull also defended the deputy’s unlawful presence on Scott’s property as an application of the “knock and talk” rule, placing the blame for the lethal encounter on the victim who – the judge contends – could simply have declined to open the door.

Dissenting Judge Beverly Martin pointed out that “there was no talk here. This was knock and shoot.” In effect, as Judge Martin observes, Scott was killed for exercising his rights under the Second Amendment: “If Mr. Scott was subject to being shot and killed, simply because (as the District Court put it) he made the `fateful decision’ to answer a late-night disturbance at the door to his house, and did so while holding his firearm pointed safely at the ground, then the Second Amendment … had little effect.”

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3932-“Qualified-Immunity”-Protects-Summary-Execution-by-Cop-in-Florida
South Carolina Police Break Down Door, Shoot Man Without Warning – And Lie About It http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3931-South-Carolina-Police-Break-Down-Door,-Shoot-Man-Without-Warning-–-And-Lie-About-It A SWAT team from South Carolina’s 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit used a battering ram to break down the door of Myrtle Beach resident Julian Betton, who had allegedly made two $50 marijuana sales to a friend who had been recruited as a police informant. The raiders fired at least 57 shots at the 31-year-old man, hitting him nine times. He is now crippled, emasculated, and will need to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.

Officers claimed to have knocked and announced themselves several times, and then opened fire after Betton shot at them.

The Washington Post reports that “as it turns out, Betton didn’t fire on [the SWAT team]. Ballistics tests later showed that this gun had never been fired. The cops then altered their story to say that Betton merely pointed his gun at them.”

The assailants told nearly identical stories, which have been demolished by video footage of the assault. None of the officers displayed police insignia. None of them knocked on the door prior to the raid. Just as significantly, the officers did not have a no-knock search warrant – which means that if Betton had opened fire on them, he would have been legally justified in doing so.

All of the officers were cleared through an internal review. Betton was forced to plead guilty to two drug charges in exchange for the dismissal of gun-related charges.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3931-South-Carolina-Police-Break-Down-Door,-Shoot-Man-Without-Warning-–-And-Lie-About-It
No Criminal Charges for Deputies Who Boiled a Man to Death http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3930-No-Criminal-Charges-for-Deputies-Who-Boiled-a-Man-to-Death Miami-Dade county State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle will not pursue criminal charges against four prison guards who literally boiled a mentally ill prison inmate to death five years ago.

Darren Rainey, a schizophrenic man who was serving a sentence for cocaine possession, was locked in a shower for two hours, where his skin was literally scalded from his body by the relentless onslaught of 180-degree water. Witnesses heard Rainey screaming to let him out, as the guards laughed at and taunted him. When his lifeless body was retrieved from the shower, nurses found burns on 90 percent of his body.

The victim’s body temperature was too high to measure with a thermometer, and his skin fell off as his body was being handled. Inmate Mark Joiner was given a bottle of Clorox and ordered to clean up the chunks of skin left behind in the shower.

According to the prosecutor’s office, “The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe. The evidence does not show that Rainey’s well-being was grossly disregarded by the correctional staff.”

Rundle inherited her position from another prosecutor who became notorious for an incident involving death by burning and lack of accountability for the officials responsible: She took over the Miami-Dade Prosecutor’s Office from Janet Reno after she was chosen to serve as US Attorney General by Bill Clinton, just a few weeks before scores of people perished in flames while under siege by the FBI near Waco, Texas.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3930-No-Criminal-Charges-for-Deputies-Who-Boiled-a-Man-to-Death
Venezuelan Regime Seizes Bakeries http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3929-Venezuelan-Regime-Seizes-Bakeries Food shortages are an inescapable feature of every Communist-run economy, as are crackdowns on producers who are scapegoated for the hardships inflicted on the country by the ruling elite. The Marxist government of Venezuela is being true to this pedigree by detaining bakers and seizing their businesses.

The National Superintendet for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights has announced that four people had been arrested and charged with waging “economic war” and “destabilizing” the country by baking pastries instead of bread. According to the regime, bakeries are required to produce pan canilla – common white bread – and that it is illegal to produce specialty items with government-imported flour. Two bakeries were seized as punishment for violating restrictions on the items they produce and the prices they can charge.

“The government isn’t importing enough wheat,” complained Juan Crespo, president of the Industrial Flour Union. “If you don’t have wheat, you don’t have flour, and if you don’t have flour, you don’t have bread.” Of course, it is difficult to import adequate foreign-produced grain when the country’s currency is practically worthless.

Marxist Ruler Nicolas Maduro has inaugurated what he calls “Plan 700” to address what he calls the “bread war.” This will mean spot checks of bakeries nation-wide, and will almost certainly result in more arrests and seizures – and an even more acute bread shortage that inevitably will be blamed on those who produce the bread, rather than the government that is impeding production.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3929-Venezuelan-Regime-Seizes-Bakeries
Sanders Rebukes American Materialism – And Immediately Regrets It http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3928-Sanders-Rebukes-American-Materialism-–-And-Immediately-Regrets-It “We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don’t think that is the nation we should be living in,” pontificated Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator and former presidential candidate from Vermont, by way of a March 18 Twitter post that he must have immediately regretted.

Unlike more than ninety percent of the population, Sanders – who has never had an honest job in the productive sector – owns three homes, most recently closing the deal on a $600,000 lakefront summer house in an exclusive enclave last year. He also paid a tax rate of 13.5 percent in 2014, despite being a wealthy man – and routinely rebuking the wealthy for not paying what he calls their “fair share.”

Following Sanders’ self-righteous Twitter post, one user asked him, “Which of [your] three homes did you tweet that from?”

“If he is preaching about wealth redistribution, he needs to lead by example,” suggested another.

“I don’t think we should live in a country where you can say this while having three houses and [paying] a lower tax rate than I do,” added a third.

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Meals on Wheels Not Facing Extinction http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3927-Meals-on-Wheels-Not-Facing-Extinction News of the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the subsidized Meals on Wheels program prompted an outpouring of private donations to the charity, according to CNN.

“Meals on Wheels received fifty times the typical amount of daily donations on Thursday after the White House proposed cuts to some of the program’s sources of funding,” the network reported on March 16. “Volunteer sign-ups also jumped, increasing by 500 percent, according to Jenny Bertolette, a spokeswoman for Meals on Wheels America.” Ellen Horwitz of the West Los Angeles Meals on Wheels also said that there was an “abundance of people calling in the last two days saying, `Can we help?’”

The proposed budget framework produced by the White House recommended elimination of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant Program, through which tax subsidies are provided to Meals on Wheels programs across the country.

It’s true that the federal contribution to the charitable program is a microscopic fraction of its budget – and it’s also true that the subsidy is largely symbolic. Reason magazine points out that of the hundreds of locally operated Meals on Wheels programs nation-wide, the overwhelming majority receive most of their funding “from charitable giving, not government funds. In 2015, for instance, the national Meals on Wheels reported that government grants accounted for just three percent of its annual revenues of $7.5 million.”

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Military Hardliners Take Control in Trump White House http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3926-Military-Hardliners-Take-Control-in-Trump-White-House Despite campaign promises to stop globalist interventions around the world, President Trump is ramping up US military involvement in both Yemen and Syria, and has indicated that he will be taking a more confrontational posture toward China and North Korea. Political analysts point to the military hardliners surrounding the President, such as Defense Secretary Mattis and National Security Advisor McMaster , who have been antagonistic toward Iran and favor working with Saudi Arabia. Geopolitical analyst Joel Skousen warns that this will bring more of the same foreign intervention that produced massive Middle Eastern conflict in the past.

During the campaign, Trump made it clear that he considers Iran to be the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism and the most important threat in the Gulf Region. Skousen concludes that Trump has foolishly fallen for the narrative that his predecessor had been “soft on Iran” because of the Iran nuclear deal.

“This was not a deal meant to help Iran, or establish peace with the West, it was just the opposite—a future trap with conditions set so strict that Iran will surely violate some aspect of the agreement,” Skousen contends. “Even though none of the parties signed the agreement, it was put into a binding Security Council resolution that automatically authorizes a war against Iran should a violation be detected. “

“One of the psychological twists in the deal is that Republicans and Trump think they are taking up the opposite position from Obama, not realizing that this action is exactly what the globalists really want,” he elaborates. “In the end, Republicans will be blamed for the war with Iran, not the globalists.”

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Iraqi Army Leader Claims US Helicopters Rescued ISIS Commanders in Mosul http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3925-Iraqi-Army-Leader-Claims-US-Helicopters-Rescued-ISIS-Commanders-in-Mosul A growing number of international affairs experts are convinced that U.S. and British intelligence are the most important supporters of the world’s most vicious terrorist groups. Those claims appear to be supported by an admittedly partisan claim made by Iranian and Iraqi sources. A commander in the Iraqi army fighting ISIS in the beleaguered city of Mosul reports that after surrounding the enemy, American Special Forces operators arrived on the scene -- not to finish off the terrorist leaders, but to carry them to safety. As the Iraqis watched in disbelief, the US special operations helicopters picked up the ISIS commanders and ferried them away to safety deeper into Syria.

Javad al-Talaybawi, the field commander, claimed that “the US forces carried out the heliborne operation in one of the Western neighborhoods of Western Mosul, evacuating two senior ISIS commanders to an unknown location after the commanders came under siege by Iraqi government forces in intensified clashes in Western Mosul.”

This is but the latest example of the US helping ISIS in Iraq. In February, “US forces [also] tried hard to evacuate ISIS commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul,” Talaybawi recalls.

There are also photos and videos showing US planes dropping air packages of supplies and aid over ISIS-held regions. Many local eyewitnesses report several instances of US aircraft dropping food, arms and fighting tools to ISIS positions that appeared to be helplessly besieged.

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Trump-Russian Connection based on “Fake Intelligence” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3924-Trump-Russian-Connection-based-on-“Fake-Intelligence” Last fall, major news outlets including CNN, The New York Times and Slate, reported supposed evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, after a computer server in Trump Tower was supposedly found in communication with a Russian bank. It now appears that the entire story was based on planted computer code by a US-based hacker.

Circa.com reported this week:

“The controversy over President Trump's servers talking to Russia may have been an elaborate digital ruse. A Russian bank has reported to U.S. authorities that mysterious communications resumed recently between one of its computers and an email server tied to President Trump’s business empire, and it has developed evidence the new activity may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax, Circa has learned.”

“Alfa Bank is asking the U.S. Justice Department for help solving the mystery and pledged its full cooperation,” continued the report. “Alfa bank wants U.S. authorities to help unmask a computer inside the United States that it believes has been used to launch cyberattacks spoofing the appearance of a backdoor communication channel between Moscow and America’s 45th president, according to a source directly familiar with the bank’s request.”

The original leaks about the supposed connection in Trump Tower came from “L. Jean Camp, an Indiana University [computer science] researcher who made 22 donations totaling more than $1,500 to Hillary Clinton last year. She told Circa that her political donations had no bearing on her concerns about the data gathered by a loose group of colleagues who legitimately believed the connections should be investigated.”

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Is Trump Cutting Funds to the UN? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3923-Is-Trump-Cutting-Funds-to-the-UN? Since its inception, the United Nations has relied for its existence on funding extorted from American taxpayers. Nothing in the US Constitution authorizes appropriating money for international bodies of any kind, or US membership in organizations that compromise national independence. Roughly a week after his inauguration, President Trump indicated that he wants to reassess all funding for international organizations and that until such a review is complete all current disbursements are on hold.

Liberty Hangout reports that this might result in cutting billions of dollars in funds to the world body. At present, Washington sends more than $10 billion to the UN each year, which accounts for twenty-eight percent of all of its funding.

Conservatives organizations like the John Birch Society have been petitioning for years to “Get U.S. Out of the U.N.” -- not only to save our overblown budget but also to extricate our country from an international agency that they see as working at every turn to undermines principal tenets of American ideals, including sovereignty, property ownership, and individual ownership of firearms.

President Trump, however, may not follow through on his threats to cut UN funding following the inevitable pushback from political and corporate interests that are connected to the organization. This includes self-described Republican internationalists who are critical of the world body’s performance but who accept the claim that it embodies a noble aspiration and does worthwhile work.

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Republican Congressmen Sign “Climate Resolution” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3922-Republican-Congressmen-Sign-“Climate-Resolution” Seventeen Republican members of Congress, ten of whom are in either their first or second terms, “are bucking long-time party positions and the new occupant of the White House” by supporting a brief statement called the “Republican Climate Resolution,” reports Bloomberg News. The short draft resolution doesn’t embrace every tenet of the Climate Change dogma, offering instead a statement of support for the supposed consensus that Climate Change is a proven danger requiring concerted effort growing out of “our tradition of American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Representatives Elise Stefanik of New York, Carlos Curbelo of Florida, and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania. Rep. Curbelo, one of the chief authors of the resolution, is co-founder of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus. Eleven of that group’s thirteen Republican members have co-sponsored the Climate Resolution.

“Our founding fathers set up a political system that was to be reason-based – they didn’t believe in `alternative facts,’” stated South Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Sanford, who supports government action to abate the supposed menace of climate change. He has not addressed on record the abundant evidence that the UN-centered climate alarmism movement has deliberately created so-called “alternative facts” by manipulating data.

On the basis of what Sanford admits is largely anecdotal evidence, the congressmen says that he’s convinced that anthropogenic climate change is real and “dangerous.”

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Geert Wilders and Fellow Populists Fall Short in The Netherlands http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3921-Geert-Wilders-and-Fellow-Populists-Fall-Short-in-The-Netherlands The populist Dutch Party for Freedom, or PVV, fell short in its bid for control of the national legislature, even though it did peel away several seats from the ruling People’s Party, or VVD. The PVV, led by the insurgent and divisive figure Geert Wilders, is seen as part of a world-wide populist revolt against progressivism, open borders, and trans-national political institutions, such as the European Union.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, celebrating his party’s victory, said that the Dutch had rejected what he called “the wrong kind of populism.” Wilders described Rutte’s remarks as “very worrying, as if populists [were] semi-Nazis,” adding “Rutte has not seen the back of me.”

Battered by Brexit and intimidated by the Trump movement, Eurocrats gloated over the defeat of Wilders and his party.

Margaritis Schinas, spokesman for EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, described the Dutch election results as “A vote for Europe [and] a vote against extremists.” Holger Schmieding, chief economist for the EU-aligned Berenberg bank, insisted that the results represented “a victory for common sense,” and commended the Dutch electorate for defying what he called “the siren songs of the populists.”

Behind this celebratory façade, the Europhiles might be hearing footsteps: Rutte’s party lost eight seats in the most recent election, and French populist candidate Marine Le Pen, who has emerged as a very serious presidential contender, has commended Brexit “for showing us the way out of this huge prison” that is the EU.

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Federal Judges Halt Revised Trump Administration Travel Ban http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3920-Federal-Judges-Halt-Revised-Trump-Administration-Travel-Ban Addressing a rally in Nashville just hours after visiting the gravesite of President Andrew Jackson, President Donald Trump denounced as “judicial overreach” a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that placed a nation-wide hold on the administration’s revised travel ban.

Mr. Trump’s revised executive order would impose a 90-day ban on travel for citizens of six majority-Muslim countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Iraq, which had been mentioned in the earlier order, was dropped from the new draft, which also deleted a provision that would have prioritized members of religious minorities. The new order also exempted people holding green cards and visas.

Judge Watson, referring to Mr. Trump’s public statements as a candidate and as president, insisted that the clear purpose of the order was to target members of one religious group. According to Watson, “It is undisputed, using the primary source upon which the Government itself relies, that these six countries have overwhelmingly Muslim populations that range from 90.7 percent to 99.8 percent. It would therefore be no paradigmatic leap to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam,” the judge continued. “Certainly, it would be inappropriate to conclude, as the Government does, that it does not.”

Watson also criticized what he called “the questionable evidence supporting the Government’s national security motivations” and ruled that “the balance of equities and public interests justify” granting the motion for a nation-wide injunction.

Hours after Watson’s ruling was published, US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland imposed a temporary block of his own, insisting that “The history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the purpose of the Second Executive Order remains the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban.”

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Trump Administration Cuddles Up to Saudi Arabia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3919-Trump-Administration-Cuddles-Up-to-Saudi-Arabia The Saudi government was a very generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation prior to the 2016 election, but it has quickly warmed up to the figure who handed Hillary an unexpected defeat. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described his meeting with President Trump as an “historical turning point” in the relationship between Washington and Riyadh, who share a common view of Iran as the leading threat to peace and stability in the Gulf region.

Reuters observes that “Saudi Arabia had viewed with unease the administration of … Barack Obama, whom they felt considered Riyadh’s alliance with Washington less important than negotiating the Iran nuclear deal. Riyadh and other Gulf allies see in Trump a strong president who will shore up Washington’s role as their main strategic partner and help contain Riyadh’s adversary Iran in a region central to US security and energy interests[.]”

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute points out that Saudi Arabia, whose ruling clique is deeply implicated in promoting Sunni Islamic militancy world-wide, controls a very powerful foreign lobby in Washington that distorts the government’s foreign policy priorities.

“The Saudis throw millions of dollars around,” comments McAdams. “It doesn’t matter who is elected, it doesn’t matter who is running things, because the Saudis have got so much power, because they hire all kinds of lobbyists ….”

During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton to return $25 million donated by the Saudis to the Clinton Foundation. Now, McAdams observed, “It looks like [Trump and the Saudis] are getting along quite well.”

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McCain Accuses Republican Senate Colleague of Being Russian Agents http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3918-McCain-Accuses-Republican-Senate-Colleague-of-Being-Russian-Agents In a splenetic outburst on the Senate floor that was unprecedented even by his standards, Arizona Republican John McCain accused colleague Rand Paul of Kentucky of being an agent of the Russian government. McCain’s harangue was provoked by Paul’s objection to a proposal that Montenegro, a small former province of Yugoslavia, be brought into the NATO alliance.

“The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin,” snarled McCain, offering no evidence to substantiate that accusation – and violating Senate rules of comity in doing so.

Asked about McCain’s calumny on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, Paul stated that McCain “makes a really, really strong case … for term limits. I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.”

“We currently have combat troops in about six nations,” Senator Paul pointed out. “We have troops … actively stationed in a couple dozen others. We have a twenty-trillion-dollar debt.”

Paul referred to an article he had read in which a photograph of McCain’s glowering face – an icon called an “Angry McCain” – was placed on every country where the senator has urged active military deployments.

“If you put an `Angry McCain’ on the globe, on the map [where he wants to send troops] – it’s virtually everywhere,” Paul recalled. “So his foreign policy is something that would greatly endanger the United States – greatly over-extend us. There has to be the thought as to whether it’s in our national interest to pledge to get involved in war if Montenegro has an altercation with anyone.”

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Export-Import Bank Survives Trump’s Budget Cleaver http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3917-Export-Import-Bank-Survives-Trump’s-Budget-Cleaver Although dozens of federal agencies are targeted for cuts – or at least cuts in the expected rate of growth – by President Trump’s proposed budget, the corporate welfare trough called the Export-Import Bank has been spared any potential hardship.

Established during the New Deal, the ExImBank, as it is also known, subsidizes foreign buyers of goods manufactured by politically favored corporations. It has also been used by the so-called Deep State – the partially submerged, self-sustaining network of covert intelligence and financial institutions – to fund initiatives that have led to war and other tragedies. For example, the ExImBank was used as a conduit during the mid-1980s to subsidize purchases of goods and services by Saddam Hussein’s regime as part of its arms build-up and its war with Iran. During the 1990s, ExImBank offered lucrative aid to the Halliburton Corporation under Dick Cheney’s leadership. It has also been a tremendous boon to Boeing.

The Washington Examiner observes that “Candidate Trump said he would abolish the Export-Import Bank” and recalled that his “earliest budget framework listed Ex-Im among independent agencies to abolish. But the White House’s latest budget framework leaves Ex-Im off the hit list. This follows many reports from congressional fans of Ex-Im that Trump has been persuaded to love the agency….”

ExImBank’s sister agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), may still fall under the axe. “OPIC subsidizes US companies that want to set up business overseas, such as a Ritz Carlton in Turkey or a Wendy’s in the Republic of Georgia,” explains the Examiner.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3917-Export-Import-Bank-Survives-Trump’s-Budget-Cleaver
City of Tacoma Hit with $50,000 Fine for Violating Open Records Law http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3916-City-of-Tacoma-Hit-with-$50,000-Fine-for-Violating-Open-Records-Law Last fall, privacy rights activist Phil Mocek and his Center for Open Policing filed a lawsuit against the City of Tacoma after it had refused to provide an unredacted version of its Stingray non-disclosure agreement with the FBI. Stingray is a warrantless police surveillance system that uses cell tower emulators to identify, locate, and track cell phones. The FBI provides Stingray technology to local police agencies, which are required to sign detailed non-disclosure agreements forbidding police to talk about how they are operated – and to drop criminal charges where necessary in order to prevent disclosure of the surveillance methods in court.

The documents Mocek received through his public records request had been redacted to the point of being unreadable. According to city officials, the redactions were imposed at the urging of the FBI. The Tacoma News-Tribune reports that Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson ordered the City to pay a $50,000 fine and legal fees for this violation of the Washington State Public Records Act.

The Judge “said that this was a paradigm case in which the city favored its interest in maintaining good relations with the FBI at the expense of the public’s right to open government under the Public Records Act,” stated attorney David Whedbee, who represented the Center for Open Policing.

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CIA-Aligned Google to “Flag” Supposedly Offensive Search Terms http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3915-CIA-Aligned-Google-to-“Flag”-Supposedly-Offensive-Search-Terms Tech giant Google, which by some accounts benefited from CIA-connected start-up capital, is adding a category labelled “upsetting-offensive” to its search results,according to the AP. Described by the company as an effort “to improve the quality of its search results,” this new feature could also create cyber-ghettos for social and political commentary from people who dissent against so-called mainstream opinions.

“With the change, content with racial slurs could now get flagged,” explains the AP report. “So could content that promotes hate or violence against a specific group of people based on gender, race or other criteria.”

The decision to flag supposedly inappropriate content would be made by review teams “comprised of contractors known as `quality raters’”; reviews of this kind are already underway to flag “questionable items such as pornography.” The new “upsetting-offensive” designation was added to its latest set of guidelines for quality raters. Among the examples cited to illustrate the new category is a search return on the terms “Holocaust history” that produces a page entitled “Top 10 reasons why the holocaust [sic] didn’t happen.”

Quality raters are instructed to “flag … all web results that contain upsetting or offensive content from the perspective of users in your locale, even if the result satisfies the user intent.” Being flagged by a “quality rater” as “offensive-upsetting” doesn’t mean that “the results won’t show up at all when someone searches for them,” but rather that it will be designated as “inappropriate.”

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Senate Intel Committee: No Evidence of Anti-Trump Wiretap http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3914-Senate-Intel-Committee:-No-Evidence-of-Anti-Trump-Wiretap If, as President Trump has claimed, his predecessor illegally wiretapped Trump Tower for political reasons during last year’s campaign, the evidence has yet to be provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee or its analogue in the House of Representatives.

“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” asserted a joint statement filed by Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia.

California Republican Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had previously said that with respect to Trump’s wiretapping claim, “we don’t have any evidence that that took place. In fact,” Nunes continued, “I don’t believe … there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.”

In an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, President Trump – in an aside of the sort that must by now make his aides and press spokespeople flinch – claimed that “I just want people to know that the CIA was hacked and a lot of things taken. That was during the Obama years, that was not during us, that was during the Obama situation.”

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, responded to Trump’s ill-considered statement on national television by pointing out that “the president appears to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information.”

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3914-Senate-Intel-Committee:-No-Evidence-of-Anti-Trump-Wiretap
British Intelligence Service Denies Claim it Aided Trump Wiretap http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3913-British-Intelligence-Service-Denies-Claim-it-Aided-Trump-Wiretap Great Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency, that country’s analogue to the National Security Agency, has emphatically denied claims that it assisted former President Barack Obama to conduct electronic surveillance on then-candidate Donald Trump.

On March 14, citing three unnamed intelligence community sources, Judge Andrew Napolitano, a legal affairs analyst for Fox News, claimed that in carrying out the alleged cyber-surveillance of Trump, “President Obama went outside the chain of command – he didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the Department of Justice – he used GCHQ.” If he had instructed the Justice Department to petition the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court, Obama most likely could have gotten a warrant for surveillance, but this would have left a record.

By using a back-channel to GCHQ for information that agency had obtained, Judge Napolitano said during his appearance on Fox & Friends, Obama would ensure “there were no American fingerprints on it.”

This account, which relies entirely on anonymous sources, is plausible, but unproven – and it was eagerly embraced by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who quoted Judge Napolitano in reply to questions from reporters about the absence of corroboration for President Trump’s claims. Spicer also admitted that the question “has not been raised” by President Trump in conversations with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The GCHQ described “Recent allegations made by media commentator Andrew Napolitano” that the agency was involved in wiretapping Trump “are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3913-British-Intelligence-Service-Denies-Claim-it-Aided-Trump-Wiretap
Americans Are Paying for the Border Wall – Twice http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3912-Americans-Are-Paying-for-the-Border-Wall-–-Twice At every campaign stop, and on every occasion that presented itself, then-candidate Donald Trump would engage in a call-and-response ritual with his audience. After promising to build a border wall, Trump would ask his supporters, “Who’s going to pay for it?” With one voice the reply would come: “Mexico!”

Writing in the Ron Paul Liberty Report, budget analyst Nick Bernabe explains to taxpayers, “You’re paying for it, not Mexico, and Trump’s newly released White House budget has made it official.”

The Trump administration’s first budget outline, which was released on March 15, “calls for taxpayers to fund $4.1 billion through 2018 for Trump’s wall along the southern border of the United States,” Bernabe elucidates. “But that’s just for the initial construction. According to DHS estimates, the overall cost to taxpayers could be $21.6 billion, a figure that will likely be even higher considering the government’s penchant for going over budget and deadlines” – and the fact that maintenance costs tend to grow geometrically.

“But wait, there’s more,” Bernabe adds. “Because Mexico has made it abundantly clear that it will not pay for America’s `great’ wall, Trump has floated the idea of slapping a 20 percent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico to make up for the cost. This idea may sound legitimate if you disregard the laws of economics, but the reality is that Americans will wind up paying for the tariffs through higher food and consumer prices.”

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3912-Americans-Are-Paying-for-the-Border-Wall-–-Twice
One Hopelessly Confused Family Presents the Gender Revolution in Microcosm http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3911-One-Hopelessly-Confused-Family-Presents-the-Gender-Revolution-in-Microcosm Corey Maison, a 14-year-old resident of Michigan, decided that he wanted to be the daughter his mom never had. His mom, Erica, is reciprocating by becoming the Dad she thinks Corey needs. At least, that appears to be what passes for the logic behind their respective decisions to undergo elective medical mutilation as part of a supposed “transition” to the other sex.

Two years ago, Erica gave her son a surprise birthday present in the form of emasculating hormone treatments, which is the sort of gift that keeps on giving – in the form of an ever-deepening psychosis. In this case, the derangement was of a highly communicable variety, since Erica, claiming to be “inspired” by her son’s “transgender decision,” has decided to follow suit by becoming male. The method she chose was to undergo a double mastectomy and change her name to Eric, which makes exactly as much sense as cutting off a horse’s two front legs and calling it a kangaroo.

As if to confirm the depth of her psychological disturbance, Eric – as she wants to be called – told the Australian version of 60 Minutes that “When I was younger, I used to wish for cancer so I would have to get a mastectomy.”

Her husband Les professes to have no problem with his wife’s decision, observing that he is “still married to the same person I married…. That’s all there is to it.”

This may be the only semi-rational statement made by the family during the interview: No matter what indignity Corey or Erica inflicts on his or her body, each of them remains inescapably a genetic male or female. The true tragedy is that Corey is young enough that he will someday regret his adolescent decision to succumb to a self-destructive social fad.

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Former London Mayor: The West Created Radical Islamism http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3910-Former-London-Mayor:-The-West-Created-Radical-Islamism The humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Middle East, the Gulf region, and Northern Africa represents the harvest of what was sown by Washington decades ago,contended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone in an interview with RT News.

“You have to go back to the 1980s when America started funding Muslim fundamentalist groups, and the Saudis were funding the most extreme, like al-Qaeda,” Livingstone declared. “The West is in denial about Islamist terrorism, as its origins go right back to the 1980s,” he continued. “There were instances when President Carter, who was briefed by the CIA in 1979, saying that if we [meaning the US] give arms to the mujaheddin in Afghanistan, Russia will have to intervene to actually stop that and it will create Russia’s Vietnam.”

The strategy described by Livingstone was outlined in boastful detail by Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Trilateral Commission and one-time National Security Adviser to Carter.

When Carter approved the scheme presented to him by Brzezinski, “It never occurred to him he was lighting the fuse that would lead to 9/11,” laments Livingstone, giving Carter the benefit of the doubt. Now “the West has got to come to terms [with] the fact that we funded the creation of Islamist fundamentalism and the terror that has come from that. And we’ve got to make sure we stop, that means pressure on Saudi Arabia, which remains the principal funder of the extremist terrorist groups in the Muslim world.”

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3910-Former-London-Mayor:-The-West-Created-Radical-Islamism
Cleveland Police Dispatcher Given Suspension in Tamir Rice Killing http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3909--Cleveland-Police-Dispatcher-Given-Suspension-in-Tamir-Rice-Killing Two and a half years after 12-year-old Cleveland resident Tamir Rice was gunned down by police while he was playing with a pellet gun in a park, the police department has imposed an eight-day suspension on dispatcher Constance Hollinger, who handled the 911 call that led to the deadly encounter.

Chief Calvin Williams says that Hollinger violated department protocol by not informing the responding officers that the caller had said the figure supposedly pointing a gun at people was a juvenile, and that the gun he was carrying could be “fake.” Rice was fatally shot within seconds of the police cruiser arriving on the scene. The youngster was given no time to comply with an order to drop the pellet gun.

The officer who fired the fatal shots, Timothy Loehmann, had been fired by a police department in Independence, a smaller suburb, prior to being hired by the Cleveland PD. His supervisor found him to be emotionally unsuited for law enforcement, and to be incompetent in the handling of firearms. He has received a disciplinary letter for failing to disclose the circumstances of his termination from the Independence Police Department.

Neither Loehmann nor his partner, Frank Garmback, has been criminally charged, and both of them are still employed by the department. Last year, Cleveland taxpayers were compelled to underwrite a $6 million payout to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Tamir Rice’s parents.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3909--Cleveland-Police-Dispatcher-Given-Suspension-in-Tamir-Rice-Killing
Sessions Promises More Action to Federalize Local Police http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3908-Sessions-Promises-More-Action-to-Federalize-Local-Police A year ago, law-and-order conservatives and police unions denounced the Obama administration for seeking to “federalize” local police departments. Now the same interests are applauding President Trump and Attorney General Sessions for their own efforts to expand federal involvement in local law enforcement – because unlike their predecessors they are offering financial and material aid to local police while at the same time making their departments less accountable to the public.

“To turn back rising crime, we must rely heavily on all of you in state and local law enforcement to lead the way – and you must know that you have our steadfast support,” Sessions told a March 15 gathering of police officials in Richmond, Virginia. “The federal government should use its money, research, and expertise to help you figure out what is happening and determine the best ways to fight crime,” he continued. “We should strengthen partnerships between federal and state and local officers. And we should encourage the proactive policing that keeps our neighborhoods safe. This Department of Justice will do just that.”

Sessions, like President Trump, insists that the country is seeing a dramatic nation-wide increase in violent crime, a claim that is not supported by the FBI’s crime statistics. Sessions also promises to revive federal support for marijuana prohibition, while inexplicably insisting that efforts to decriminalize marijuana are somehow connected to a recent upsurge in opioid abuse, which is being driven by the diversion of prescription painkillers.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3908-Sessions-Promises-More-Action-to-Federalize-Local-Police
Is Chelsea Clinton Going into the Family Business? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3907-Is-Chelsea-Clinton-Going-into-the-Family-Business? Following her mother’s unexpected defeat in last November’s presidential election, Chelsea Clinton was reportedly being “groomed” to run for Congress, most likely as a replacement for New York Democrat Nita Lowey, who turns 80 this year. At the time, one former Clinton adviser wearily suggested that it might be better to “let the dust settle a bit before we start talking about another Clinton race.” However, as The Hill reports, “that skepticism is starting to fade,” and there are indications that the youngest Clinton could run for the New York Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, if the latter decides to mount a 2020 presidential run.

Many of the Clinton family’s aides and long-time advisers remain gun-shy about a potential Chelsea Clinton campaign.

“Longtime aides, donors and supporters of the Clintons are still reeling from President Trump’s victory,” observes The Hill. “With feelings still so raw, the timing might not be right for Chelsea Clinton to make the jump.”

“Even if it’s a year or two or three from now, I still don’t think the timing would be right,” one veteran of Hillary’s 2016 campaign insists. “I know it’s not fair to [Chelsea], but nothing feels right about it. It feels too forced.”

Chelsea Clinton continues to serve as the vice chair of the family’s scandal-ridden foundation and has a position as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where she teaches a class on “global health governance.”

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3907-Is-Chelsea-Clinton-Going-into-the-Family-Business?
A Dog-napping in Colorado http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3905-A-Dog-napping-in-Colorado The Abbato family of Aurora, Colorado has had its dog, Capone, for nearly as long as 11-year-old Ciara Abbato has been alive. On February 24, the ten-year-old German shepherd mix jumped a fence, which was the first incident of its kind since the family moved to Aurora seven years ago.

After Capone was captured by the city’s Animal Control officer, Tracey Abbato was issued citations for an animal running at large, keeping an aggressive animal, and keeping an exotic or wild animal – because the Animal Control officer claimed that Capone is a wolf hybrid. The dog has been detained in the Aurora Animal Shelter while the city awaits the results of a genetic test. If the results confirm that suspicion, Capone will either be sent to a wolf sanctuary or euthanized if no room is found for him.

The officer who confiscated Capone justified doing so on the basis of “mannerisms, behavior and physical characteristics” that suggested he may be part wolf. The family’s veterinarian, who unlike the animal control officer is a medical specialist, insists that the dog has no wolf ancestry. The family acquired Capone from the Adams County Animal Shelter, a government-operated facility which would not be legally allowed to adopt out the dog if it had lupine progenitors. Now Tracey Abbato faces a city fine for owning a supposedly illegal “exotic” animal she had acquired from a county facility.

“Capone is a family member,” Tracey Abbato insists, saying that she’s still in shock. “We’ve had him for ten years. He has grown up with my kids; it’s devastating.”

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“Transgender” Athlete Sentenced to Prison for Attempted Murder of UK Sports Official http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3904-“Transgender”-Athlete-Sentenced-to-Prison-for-Attempted-Murder-of-UK-Sports-Official A male British athlete calling himself Lauren Jeska and demanding to be treated as a woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the attempted murder of a UK Athletics official after that agency voided Jeska’s racing awards over failed test results.

Jeska, who was born and will remain a male for the rest of his life, describes himself as a transgender woman. He won championships in four British women’s racing events between 2010 and 2012. However, those victories were voided in September 2015 because he had refused to provide testosterone levels and other documentation to the competition’s governing body.

A year ago, Jeska drove to the office of UK Athletics and demanded to see Ralph Knibbs, head of human resources and welfare for the organization. Security cameras recorded Jeska’s vicious knife attack on Knibbs, who was stabbed repeatedly in the head and neck and has been left with permanent disabilities as a result.

The would-be murderer’s parents say that the “stress and confusion” of Jeska’s experience with the commission triggered “flashbacks which caused fantasies of doing something drastic” in retaliation. In 2000, Jeska underwent the variety of surgical mutilation commonly called “gender reassignment surgery,” which altered some of his physical characteristics but did not change his underlying genetics. His family has said that Jeska struggled for acceptance and believed that he found it through self-mutilation – only to face rejection as a supposedly female athlete.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3904-“Transgender”-Athlete-Sentenced-to-Prison-for-Attempted-Murder-of-UK-Sports-Official
Former Trump National Security Nominee Lands on Her Feet http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3903-Former-Trump-National-Security-Nominee-Lands-on-Her-Feet Author, columnist, and former Fox News personality Monica Crowley was forced to withdraw her nomination to serve as a national security spokesperson for Donald Trump following revelations of serial plagiarism in both her media and academic career. However, her loyalty to Trump may have helped her land a lucrative gig as a registered foreign lobbyist on behalf of the Ukrainian government.

On March 10, Crowley filed documents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act to work on behalf of Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk. The form explains that Crowley will work under the supervision of political analyst Doug Schoen and will be providing “outreach services” to Pinchuk on a part-time basis.

The Washington Examiner notes that “Pinchuk’s foundation donated $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in 2015 for a speech Trump delivered to a European security meeting held by an NGO founded by Pinchuk.” The Ukrainian oligarch also made larger donations to the Clinton Foundation.

As owner of an investment advisory firm called EastOne, Pinchuk is one of Ukraine’s wealthiest men, with assets valued at $1.52 billion as of last year. The $150,000 Trump Foundation donation was made in exchange for a video address by the future president to a conference held “to develop strategies for Ukraine and Wider Europe and promote Ukraine’s European integration.” During that speech Mr. Trump insisted that “Part of the problem that Ukraine has with the United States is that Putin does not respect our President whatsoever.”

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Government: We’re Not Always Right, But We Can Never Be Wrong http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3902-Government:-We’re-Not-Always-Right,-But-We-Can-Never-Be-Wrong Government bureaucrats are often wrong, but never in doubt. They never explain their errors, or apologize for them, even when they disrupt the lives of people who unwisely confide in them. This was demonstrated in the recent, underwhelming winter storm in the Northeastern States.

For several days, government-aligned media outlets dutifully retailed grim warnings of what was described as a potentially apocalyptic onslaught. However, as the AP reports, “Before the first snow fell, US meteorologists realized there was a good chance the late winter storm wasn’t going to produce giant snow totals in the Northeast as predicted. But they didn’t change their forecasts because they said they didn’t want to confuse the public” –as if confusion is what results when people are given reliable information.

Officials from National Weather Service offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington “held a conference call Monday afternoon about computer models that dramatically cut predicted snow amounts,” elaborates the AP. “They decided to keep the super snowy warnings,” on the assumption that the public might get the message “that the storm was no longer a threat.”

“The nature of the beast is that there’s always uncertainty in every forecast,” conceded Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. This is something that should be kept in mind when “climate change” alarmists confidently predict climate disasters in the distant future on the basis of contemporary computer models.

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Blue Privilege May Spare Cleveland Police Officer from Prison http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3901-Blue-Privilege-May-Spare-Cleveland-Police-Officer-from-Prison As a popular aphorism informs us, if a citizen lies to a government official, it’s a crime – but when government officials lie to the citizenry, it’s public policy. Cleveland resident Valerie Thompson could have faced a three-year prison term for tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice after lying to investigators about a bar fight. Because the 51-year-old is a veteran of the police department, however, she will escape time behind bars as part of a plea agreement.

Last April, Thompson was moonlighting as a security guard at a bar when a fight erupted at closing time. A female customer recorded the altercation on her cellphone. Thompson bullied the customer into deleting the video, then filed a false police report accusing customer Matthew Heben of punching security guard Kevin Brenis “without provocation.” Heben was charged with felonious assault as a result of that false report.

An investigation subsequently discredited Thompson’s report, which led prosecutors to drop the charge against Heben.

Thompson, who has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of tampering with government records, has agreed to resign from the Cleveland Police Department and will surrender her Ohio police certification. Prosecutors have indicated that they would not object to a term of probation as punishment for several very serious crimes that could have led to the imprisonment of a man falsely accused of a felony.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3901-Blue-Privilege-May-Spare-Cleveland-Police-Officer-from-Prison
Federal Jury Delivers Dramatic Asset Forfeiture Rebuke http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3899-Federal-Jury-Delivers-Dramatic-Asset-Forfeiture-Rebuke A federal jury in Manhattan took only three hours to rule against a federal asset forfeiture lawsuit filed against Efans Trading Corporation, from which investigators had seized several luxury automobiles and $3 million in cash from the company’s business account. Yifan Kong and Erxin Zhou, the Chinese immigrants who own the Memphis-based import company, were suspected of using “straw buyers” to purchase luxury cars from US dealers for quick re-sale at large profits in China.

Acting on requests from auto manufacturers, the Justice Department accused Efans of “defraud[ing] dealerships, insurance companies and authorities in its scheme to export luxury automobiles in violation of the law.” However, the Justice Department could not find a suitable criminal charge. Instead, the Feds filed a civil case to seize the cars and money through asset forfeiture in a forum in which the burden of proof would be on the accused, rather than the plaintiff. The case was prosecuted by Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Manhattan District, who was fired by President Trump on Saturday after he refused to tender his resignation. The unanimous jury verdict on behalf of Efans was a rarity in federal court – and nearly unprecedented for a civil asset forfeiture case.

Attorney Benjamin Razi, who represented Efans, described the verdict as a well-deserved rebuke to “government overreach.”

“There is a great risk of abuse with these laws, and we hope [government officials] take that into account,” Razi told the New York Times.

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Trump Authorizes CIA Drone Strikes, Reversing Obama Restrictions http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3898-Trump-Authorizes-CIA-Drone-Strikes,-Reversing-Obama-Restrictions Despite his frequent criticism of the CIA and accusations that the agency is working to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump “has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists,” reports the Wall Street Journal, citing administration officials. This represents a reversal of restrictions that had been put in place by Barack Obama, which limited the CIA’s paramilitary role and placed the drone-killing program under the Pentagon’s supervision.

According to the Journal, “The CIA first used its new authority in late February in a strike on a senior al Qaeda leader in Syria, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri,” who is identified as a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden. The results of that strike have not been disclosed.

President Trump extended the authorization to the CIA during his first visit to its Langley, Virginia headquarters on January 21, the day after his inauguration. At the time, Trump’s nominee to become CIA chief, Mike Pompeo, had not been confirmed by the Senate.

Human rights advocates and other critics of the drone-killing program have long maintained that if it is to remain in place it should be conducted through the military, which is at least subject to some measure of public oversight. The new arrangement has enhanced competition between the CIA and the Pentagon over lethal drone operations.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3898-Trump-Authorizes-CIA-Drone-Strikes,-Reversing-Obama-Restrictions
Rep. Amash to Republican Colleague: Am I Less of an American than You? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3897--Rep.-Amash-to-Republican-Colleague:-Am-I-Less-of-an-American-than-You? Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King precipitated a great deal of criticism with a Twitter post in which he commended Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders, who supports severe restrictions on immigration and an outright ban on adherents of the Islamic faith in The Netherlands. According to King, “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Rep. King is correct that European countries are literally dying off in large measure because their native birthrate is below replacement levels – a triumph of modern secularism and the Planned Parenthood worldview. He also makes a sound point, from a conventional conservative perspective, about the primacy of culture in any civilization, including that of the United States. What inspired the predictable outrage on the left was King’s reference to “demographics” – which in this context refers to race or ethnicity. While most negative reactions to King’s statement were expressed by the predictable assortment of race-fixated leftists, one of the congressman’s most conservative colleagues took issue with it, as well.

Republican Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan is a second-generation Syrian-American and devout Christian who is unassailably conservative on social issues and the strictest constitutionalist in either chamber of Congress.

“I’m an American no less than you are,” wrote Amash in a reply to Rep. King. “I love our Constitution and traditions. Am I `somebody else’s baby’ because my parents were immigrants?

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Planned Parenthood Head: “Obscene and Insulting” to Fund Everything but Abortion http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3896-Planned-Parenthood-Head:-“Obscene-and-Insulting”-to-Fund-Everything-but-Abortion Planned Parenthood is the world’s largest facilitator of the government-sanctioned crime of abortion, and for decades its operations have been lavishly underwritten with money extorted from tax victims. At every opportunity the organization and its representatives indignantly insist that the organization is devoted to women’s health care, minimizing – if possible, to the point of invisibility – its role in abortion.

In a genuinely brilliant gambit, the Trump administration has laid bare the fact that Planned Parenthood – which, it must be acknowledged, Donald Trump supported for his entire adult life prior to his presidential run – is fixated to the point of monomania on the issue of abortion. President Trump offered to support a half-billion dollars in tax subsidies to Planned Parenthood – none of which, it must be said, are authorized by the Constitution – if the organization would stop committing abortions.

In a fundraising letter, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards accused the administration of “bullying” the organization, and denounced the offer as “obscene and insulting.”

“Planned Parenthood health [sic] centers don’t turn patients away because of what they look like,” preened Richards, as if committing child slaughter on an equal opportunity basis were in some sense a virtue.

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How bad was the Congressional IT Breach? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3895-How-bad-was-the-Congressional-IT-Breach? Former congressional IT contractors currently under criminal investigation “had full access to members’ `correspondence, emails, confidential files,’ and there was almost no tracking of what they did,” reports the Daily Caller.

According to an account provided by a former House technology worker, Imran Awan, who was in charge of IT for several Democratic members of Congress, bullied the central IT staff “to bend the rules for him so there wouldn’t be a paper trail about the unusually high permissions he was requesting,” continues the Daily Caller. Because those actions were not properly logged, “members have no way of knowing what information” Amran and four of his relatives, who were also employed on the Hill, may have taken.

Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan were put on payroll by dozens of House Democrats, and reportedly were paid a combined $4 million between 2010 and late 2016. The US Capitol Police have named them as subjects of a criminal probe and banned them from further access.

According to a former House Information Resources technology worker, although IT staff is carefully scrutinized – down to “every keystroke they make” – the Awan brothers “were granted access to the Member’s computer systems [without] oversight or tracking of what they may be doing…. [T]hey could make a copy of anything on the Member’s computer system to a thumb drive or have it sent to a private server they had set up and no one would know.”

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Michigan Vice Cops Can “Legally” Consort With Prostitutes http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3894-Michigan-Vice-Cops-Can-“Legally”-Consort-With-Prostitutes In the late 19th Century, an extravagantly corrupt and relentlessly brutal NYPD officer named Alexander “Clubber” Williams created a small kingdom of vice within his precinct. He freely sampled, and profited from, the illicit practices within his domain, including prostitution. Prostitutes and pimps were free to ply their trade in exchange for paying off Williams.

“All my life I have never had anything but chuck steak – but now I’m going to get me some tenderloin,” Williams gloated on one occasion, thereby giving the vice district its enduring nickname.

As Professor Alfred W. McCoy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has written, officers who enforce laws against vice act as “an informal regulator, controlling the volume of vice trading and setting the level of syndication.” This is how Clubber Williams made himself rich. While police officers in Michigan cannot directly profit from vice as Williams did, they can enjoy some of the same perks: That is the only state where police can have sexual relations with prostitutes – including potential human trafficking victims – without legal consequences, and then arrest the women after finishing that transaction. Until a few years ago, Hawaii’s laws against prostitution and sex trafficking had a similar loophole, which was closed following a public outcry.

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Kentucky County Faces Bankruptcy Because of Jail http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3893-Kentucky-County-Faces-Bankruptcy-Because-of-Jail Over the past two decades, economically ailing rural communities across the country acted on the slogan, “If you build it, they will fill it” by issuing bonds to construct jails and prisons. Among them was Grant County, Kentucky, which like many other communities believed that the prison economy was recession-proof – only to find that the jail that was expected to be a cash cow has turned instead into what one local mayor calls a money “sinkhole.”

“Grant County sold about $5.3 million of bonds to refurbish the facility two years ago, pledging to use the government’s general funds, instead of just jail revenue, to cover the debt,” explains a report in Bloomberg News. Now the jail is only two-thirds full after the state government moved inmates convicted of state offenses to other detention facilities. But despite the loss of prisoners, “the county [has] decided it was more expensive to close the indebted facility than to keep it running.” The $2.5 million budget shortfall that resulted has left Grant County scrambling “to avoid becoming the state’s first county to file for bankruptcy since the Great Depression.”

Grant County’s fiscal court, which administers its annual spending plan, is looking at tax increases in order to close the gap. One option would be a job-license tax increase, which would be expected to bring in $3.4 million over the next year, claimed Grant County treasurer Peggy Updike. The problem with that approach, of course, is that imposing a tax on something is a very efficient way to get less of it, which in this case would be grim news for people looking to start businesses or to find suitable employment in the economically depressed county.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3893-Kentucky-County-Faces-Bankruptcy-Because-of-Jail
Deeply Indebted Sheriff’s Department Blows Money on Bling http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3892-Deeply-Indebted-Sheriff’s-Department-Blows-Money-on-Bling The scandal-plagued and deeply indebted Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is spending $300,000 on an initiative that would supposedly help “make deputies look more professional in their jobs and could help make them safer,” observes the Los Angeles Times. Sheriff Jim McDonnell is using the funds to purchase new brass belt buckles and other metallic uniform appointments, which will make their uniforms more color-coordinated.

“A consistent uniform appearance is part of the tactical package,” argued a recent essay in the first issue of Inside the LASD, a departmental newsletter. “The first impression you give can add to your credibility and safety.” Sheriff McDonnell insists that this cosmetic makeover “is important to maintaining a professional look for deputies on the job,” and that a sharply turned-out deputy will intimidate suspects who might otherwise flee or fight.

Many of the deputies serving under McDonnell have joined with other critics who complain that the funds could better be invested elsewhere – such as hiring qualified new officers for the understaffed department, or applying the funds to help close its annual budget deficit.

Plowing money into gaudy new belt buckles “is something that would be better suited to a department that’s running like a well-oiled machine, but not a department that’s in turmoil,” insists Detective Ron Hernandez, president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.

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Come Not Between a She-Dragon and Her Baby http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3891-Come-Not-Between-a-She-Dragon-and-Her-Baby “Come not between the dragon and his wrath,” King Lear advised his loyal subject, the Earl of Kent, who was puzzled and hurt by the ruler’s disavowal of his equally loyal daughter Cordelia, who loved her father too much to flatter him. Lear’s tragically misdirected wrath led to the dispossession of his beloved daughter and the banishment of his dear friend.

There was nothing misdirected about the dragon-grade wrath unleashed by Christa Moore on the man who grabbed her two-year-old daughter on a Kansas City playground on March 10. After 24-year-old William L. Bates, Jr. seized the child, pulled down her diaper, and began to thrust against her, Moore’s maternal instinct took over. The mother, who had seen Bates “eyeballing” the children, charged the assailant, knocking him to the ground and raining down punches on his head.

“I wanted to hurt him,” Moore recalled to the local CBS affiliate. “I wanted to put him in pain.” She had seen Bates at the park on previous occasions, but he had never before harmed or threatened anyone.

After Bates fled, a family friend named Devan Barnes pursued him into a fenced-in parking lot, detaining him until police arrived.

“If cops didn’t show up, I was going in,” Barnes explained.

Bates, whose mugshot shows a face bearing the tokens of a battle he lost when he came between a righteously enraged mother and her helpless child, was charged with first-degree attempted sodomy and attempted sodomy with a person less than 12 years old.

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Snowden’s Advice to President Trump http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3890-Snowden’s-Advice-to-President-Trump While not validating President Trump’s yet-undocumented accusation that Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden acknowledged that Trump, like all private citizens, was subjected to the NSA’s electronic eavesdropping dragnet – and he urged Trump to rein in the surveillance apparatus he inherited.

“If Donald Trump or anyone else wants us to take this seriously, they have to show evidence,” Snowden said during a remote interview with The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill as part of the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. “And the fact that [the administration has not offered evidence] despite the severity of this allegation means that they’re trying to make political hay – I suspect – out of something that affects all of us, which is that mass surveillance is making all of us vulnerable.”

Referring to the “Upstream” program conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Snowden pointed out that the agency’s existing system allows any analyst with the requisite clearance to search an immense database of communications for specific phone or IP addresses connected to anyone – including presidential candidates, or even the incumbent president.

“The problem is not, `Oh, you know, poor Donald Trump,’” Snowden pointed out, addressing the current chief executive. “You’re the president. You should be asking questions about, `Why was this possible in the first place?’ and `Why haven’t I fixed it?’”

Rather than trying to eliminate the NSA’s surveillance activities under Section 702, President Trump has actually asked Congress to extend them past the end of this year, rather than allowing them to expire.

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Nobody’s Data or Devices Are Safe at the Border http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3889-Nobody’s-Data-or-Devices-Are-Safe-at-the-Border A detailed report by NBC News documents that Customs and Border Protection agents are acting as data-collection assets for other federal agencies by seizing cell phones from US citizens at the border, demanding passwords, and then sharing whatever information they steal with their comrades. This procedure became common during the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency, and has been newly invigorated by President Trump’s increased emphasis on border security.

“Data provided by the Department of Homeland Security shows that searches of cellphones by border agents [have] exploded, growing fivefold in just one year, from fewer than 5,000 in 2015 to nearly 25,000 in 2016,” recounts NBC. DHS officials predict that 2017 “will be a blockbuster year.” Five thousand devices have been seized and searched at the border in February alone – a total equivalent to the entire number confiscated and plundered during all of 2015.

It is important to understand that this is being done to US citizens, in addition to foreigners seeking access to the country. Furthermore, the data confiscation targets people who are exiting the country, rather than just focusing on people seeking to come in. This illustrates, yet again, the underappreciated principle that a border wall has two sides, and can be used to detain Americans seeking to exercise their freedom to travel, as well as prevent people from gaining unauthorized entry.

Several media outlets, including the New York Times, have suggested that Americans who plan to travel may have to leave their smart phones at home and buy short-term “burner” phones. Reason magazine predicts that before long “even technologically incompetent Americans will deploy the evasion techniques of master criminals.”

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German Government Threatens $53 Million Fine for “Fake News” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3888-German-Government-Threatens-$53-Million-Fine-for-“Fake-News” The land that gave the world book-burnings and the omnipresent Stasi secret police is pioneering new ground in punitive surveillance of dissidents. Heiko Maas, the official claiming the title of Germany’s Justice Minister, is proposing the imposition of a 50 million euro fine – the equivalent of $53 million at current rates of exchange – for social networking sites that fail to remove content deemed “fake news” and thus illicit by the German government.

Under pressure from Germany, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have implemented voluntary measures intended to address defamation and content deemed to be “hate speech.” However, insists Maas, “This isn’t sufficient,” referring to official research claiming that Facebook has only deleted 39 percent of content considered “illegal” in Germany, and Twitter has only suppressed one percent of the illicit opinions.

Germany is demanding that social media sites provide a round-the-clock service for users to flag “illegal content,” which would have to be removed within seven days. Social media companies would also be required to publish a quarterly report documenting their efforts to suppress politically incorrect content. Each site would also have to appoint an official responsible for reviewing complaints – and he or she would be personally liable for fines of up to 5 million euros if the company fails to act as required by Germany’s official censors.

Facebook has indicated that it is willing to study the German proposal.

“We have clear rules against hate speech and are working hard to remove such content from our platform,” grovelled a spokesperson for Facebook, explaining that it was eager to collaborate with Maas in imposing the new thought-policing scheme.

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IRS Targets Cancer Survivor for Donations that Saved Her Life http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3887-IRS-Targets-Cancer-Survivor-for-Donations-that-Saved-Her-Life Four years ago, Omaha resident Casey Charf survived a car crash that broke her neck and back in several places – only to discover that she was afflicted with pheochromocytoma, a rare form of cancer of the spine. Through social media, Charf was able to contact specialists who could treat her, and organized fundraisers to pay for the treatments. More than a thousand people around the world donated to a GoFundMe account set up on her behalf, raising roughly $50,000 – all of which was spent on the young woman’s lifesaving medical treatment, including travel to hospitals in Maryland and Louisiana.

While the cancer is in remission, Charf is still struggling with the deadly disease – and is now being pursued by an equally deadly and persistent stalker, the Internal Revenue Service. A few weeks ago, the IRS sent Charf – who is now a mother – a notice claiming that the donations that had paid for her treatment were considered income, and demanding more than $15,000 in back taxes and more than $3,500 in penalties.

“We’ve already used that money for my doctors’ bills and everything that I’ve needed,” Charf points out. “It’s donations, it’s not income. So how can they tax you on that?”

The tax status of donations received through GoFundMe is ambiguous. Chad Brown, President of the Liberty Tax Service tax preparation franchises in Omaha and Iowa, insists that the money received by Charf through GoFundMe is “a gift” and that “She’s going to have no tax consequence, or should not.”

The IRS refuses to comment on the case.

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Should “Originalist” Judges be banned from The Supreme Court? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3886-Should-“Originalist”-Judges-be-banned-from-The-Supreme-Court? Neil Gorsuch, the veteran federal appellate judge nominated by President Trump to serve on the US Supreme Court, is a proponent of what is called the “originalist” view of the Constitution – which means he would apply its provisions as written, informed by published works that document the intention of the men who wrote and ratified it. Professor David Rudenstine of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, insists that Gorsuch’s loyalty to the text of the Constitution and the views of its Framers should be considered grounds for disqualification from a place on the Supreme Court.

Originalism, Rudenstine claims, “requires judges to be historians, and judges are not educated to be historians.” The demands of their office make it impossible to carry out adequate research “not only with secondary sources, but with primary sources such as diaries, letters, memoranda and newspapers.” That specious criticism ignores the fact that the defining interpretive documents – such as Madison’s Notes on the Philadelphia Convention, the Federalist Papers, and the Anti-Federalist essays – are by no means obscure. It’s also the case that federal judges employ clerks to do much of the work in researching more complicated matters of history.

As is usually the case with critiques of this kind, Rudenstine’s real objection is that the Constitution itself is outmoded because its provisions have been ignored by people sworn to uphold the document. Originalism doesn’t deal with presidential usurpation of congressional war powers, or address what he calls “unenumerated rights” that are now regarded as “fundamental” – meaning, inevitably, abortion and same-sex marriage.

Liberals have long been critical of jurists who adhere to the written Constitution, rather than devising ways to impose trendy liberal prejudices – but this is the first time a prominent legal scholar has frankly declared that adherence to the Constitution is a disqualification for service on the Supreme Court.

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Fourth Circuit Court: Police Not Responsible When K9s Maul Innocent People http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3885-Fourth-Circuit-Court:-Police-Not-Responsible-When-K9s-Maul-Innocent-People Police officers who unleash attack dogs on innocent people are not legally liable for the injuries thereby inflicted – and in such incidents the needs of “officer safety” take precedence over the rights of the citizens assaulted by police dogs, decreed the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a recent ruling.

Seven years ago, Officer Terence Garrison had used a police dog named Bikkel to trace a robbery suspect to an abandoned house in High Point, North Carolina. As Garrison and Bikkel approached the front porch, the dog suddenly attacked a nearby man, who was mauled for about ten seconds before the officer realized that the victim didn’t match the description of the suspect. Nonetheless, acting purely in the interest of officer safety, Garrison demanded that the victim show his hands before calling off his attack dog – something that is nearly impossible to do for someone on the receiving end of such an onslaught.

Despite the fact that the man’s only role in this incident was to endure an unlawful assault that left him bloody and suffering from multiple deep lacerations, Garrison and a backup officer handcuffed him while they awaited paramedics.

After the victim filed a civil rights lawsuit, Garrison was granted summary judgment on the grounds of qualified immunity. That claim was upheld by the Fourth Circuit Court, which insists that “qualified immunity protects government officials from liability, even in cases with plainly bad outcomes, if `their conduct does not violate clearly established rights of which a reasonable person should have known.’”

To the extent an abusive police officer can profess ignorance of the law and constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, the courts will not hold him individually liable for actions that injure innocent people.

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President Trump Seeks Looser Rules on Counter-Terror Operations http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3884-President-Trump-Seeks-Looser-Rules-on-Counter-Terror-Operations One of Donald Trump’s most insistent and frequently repeated campaign promises was to unshackle the military and intelligence agencies in pursuing counter-terrorism operations worldwide. As President, Trump is making good on that promise, which was regarded as problematic by some of libertarian and traditionally conservative supporters.

According to the New York Times, “The Trump administration is exploring how to dismantle or bypass Obama-era constraints intended to prevent civilian deaths from drone attacks, commando raids, and other counterterrorism missions outside conventional war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq…. Already, President Trump has granted a Pentagon request to declare parts of three provinces of Yemen to be an `area of active hostilities’ where looser battlefield rules apply,” continues the Times account. “That opened the door to a Special Operations raid in late January in which several civilians were killed, as well as to the largest-ever series of American airstrikes targeting Yemen-based Qaeda militants, starting nearly two weeks ago,” administration officials disclosed to the paper.

Mr. Trump is also expected to approve a similar Pentagon request to designate some parts of Somalia as a battle zone subject to similarly emancipated rules of engagement.

All of this comes at a time when the Trump administration is preparing a budget that will reallocate funds from diplomatic initiatives to the military.

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Is Being “Triggered” Unhealthier than Obesity? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3883-Is-Being-“Triggered”-Unhealthier-than-Obesity? In keeping with Canada’s long-established role of being a bellwether for absurd trends in political correctness, Carleton University in Ottawa announced that it would remove scales from its gym in order to encourage what was called “a more holistic approach to a healthy body image.”

“Although it can be used as a tool to help measure certain aspects of fitness it does not provide a good overall indication of health and here at athletics we have chosen to move away from focusing solely on bodyweight,” declared Bruce Marshall, manager of wellness programs at the college. As one student explained to The Charlatan, a campus newspaper, “Scales are very triggering” to people who are overweight or who claim to suffer from eating disorders.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if – for example – someone who is dangerously overweight is “triggered” in a way that leads to an effort to achieve a healthier weight. Accurate bodyweight measurements are important for objective health assessments. They are also indispensable for competitive athletes such as boxers, wrestlers, and rowers.

The college’s decision proved to be little too P.C. even for Canada, at least if it is assessed by the reaction of Carleton students in social media.

“Next it will be mirrors,” complained a comment that typified countless others. “Are you for real, Carleton? What a sick joke.”

“This is absolutely ridiculous,” added another student. “Why is society becoming stupidly sensitive?”

Following a brief but furious backlash, the college administration says it is reconsidering the decision.

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Southern Baptist Convention May Purge Trump Critic http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3882-Southern-Baptist-Convention-May-Purge-Trump-Critic Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was an outspoken critic of Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. Now the SBC, which presides over the country’s largest Protestant denomination, is reportedly considering the possibility of firing Moore after more than 100 of its 46,000 churches have cut off financial support for the SBC.

The Washington Post reports that the committee “is studying whether the churches are acting out of displeasure with Moore because it has received more threats to funding over him than over any other `personality issue’ in recent memory,” according to Frank Page, president of its executive committee.

Moore, a talented scholar, deeply committed traditional Christian, and political conservative, attracted criticism with last year’s Erasmus Lecture, which was entitled “Can the Religious Right Be Saved?” He was gently but unflinchingly critical of what he called “a cultural Christianity cut off from the deep theology of the Bible” and more obsessed with current events and partisan political questions. Rather than teaching about salvation and the need for a moral witness in a fallen world, protested Dr. Moore, for many people “Christianity was just a means to an end.”

The cynicism decried by Dr. Moore was most prominently displayed by the Evangelical Church’s embrace of Donald Trump, an unabashedly materialistic man who had reveled in a libertine lifestyle.

Following Trump’s election, Moore encouraged Christians to pray on his behalf while lamenting that “conservative evangelicals are politically homeless –whether they know it or not.” He also urged Christian believers to understand that “the church must stand against the way politics has become a religion, and religion has become politics.”

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Utah Confronts the “Rock-Climbing Industrial Complex” http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3881-Utah-Confronts-the-“Rock-Climbing-Industrial-Complex” Yvon Chouinard, founder of the outdoor gear company Patagonia, has demanded a boycott of the biannual Outdoor Retailer trade shows in Salt Lake City to punish the state for its resistance to Barack Obama’s designation of the Bear Ears National Monument last December. That decree would lock up 1.35 million acres of land in southeastern Utah. The Utah Legislature has passed a resolution asking President Trump to rescind that designation, and to reduce the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which was decreed by Bill Clinton in 1996.

As the founder and owner of a business catering to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, Chouinard is understandably interested in the preservation of wilderness areas. His call for a boycott is not a purely public-spirited venture, points out Terry Anderson, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana.

Profits from recreation “are what drive the politics of federal land management,” observes Anderson. “More wilderness for backpackers means that wealthy, healthy Gen Xers and millennials will buy more backpacks, tents, boots, mountain bikes and high-tech clothing for trekking into the backcountry.” The foundation for the profits enjoyed by Chouinard “is an enormous subsidy from the American taxpayer,” Anderson continues. “Every year the federal government spends millions to support recreation, without earning much revenue from those campers, bikers and hikers.”

A 2015 study by PERC concluded that for every dollar spent on recreation by the US Forest Service and BLM from 2009 to 2013, “they took in less than 30 cents.

“In short,” Anderson concludes, “companies like Patagonia benefit from taxpayer subsidies for recreation.”

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Arsonist Thought Victims Were Muslims, Said the Crime was Patriotic http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3880-Arsonist-Thought-Victims-Were-Muslims,-Said-the-Crime-was-Patriotic When the police came to arrest 64-year-old Fort Pierce, Florida resident Richard Leslie Lloyd, the accused arsonist calmly put his hands behind his back and asked the officers to “take me away.” He eagerly admitted to setting a fire intended to burn down a convenience store in Port St. Lucie because he believed that its owners were Arab Muslims, and that he was “doing his part for America” by trying to run them out of the country. The dumpster fire he set caused some minor smoke damage to the store.

After being taken into custody, “Lloyd told investigators he went to the store a few days earlier to buy a bottle of Tropicana Orange Pineapple Juice,” reports the UPI. “After learning the store didn’t sell it, he became angry. And Lloyd also said he was mad because the `worker was Arab’ and he assumed him to be Muslim,” according to the official report. He also expressed anger over “what they’re doing in the Middle East,” which investigators perceived as a blanket condemnation of Arabs.

“It’s unfortunate that Mr. Lloyd made the assumption that the store owners were Muslim when, in fact, they are of Indian descent,” declared St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, who went on to explain that the nationality or ethnic background of the victim doesn’t make any difference.

Not surprisingly, Lloyd told investigators that he had a long history of mental health issues. After his arrest he was sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. He is charged with first degree arson.

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Spanish Government Bans Pro-Independence Politician http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3879-Spanish-Government-Bans-Pro-Independence-Politician Artur Mas, former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, has been barred from public office for two years as punishment for holding an informal referendum on secession from the country in 2014. Two colleagues who had also participated in the plebiscite, former Catalan Vice President Joana Ortega and former Education Minister Irene Rigau, were hit with bans of 21 and 18 months, respectively. Prosecutors had sought to disqualify Mas for 10 years, and his advisers for nine.

Catalan is Spain’s wealthiest region, and it has become frustrated by the financial demands of bailing out the collapsing welfare state administered by the central government in Madrid. The Catalan people suffered greatly under the forty-year reign of military dictator Francisco Franco. During the country’s civil war, Franco defeated the so-called Republicans – who were an exceptionally vicious faction of Communists supported by Moscow. He also maintained the country’s independence during World War II. However, Franco brutally suppressed potential separatist movements among both the Catalans and the Basques, which were culturally and linguistically distinct from Spain. Despite the fact that the Catalans tend to be politically conservative, the mistreatment they suffered under Franco won them allies on the Spanish Left.

Despite the fact that the 2014 Catalan independence referendum was ruled illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court, a second one is planned for this September.

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Is Washington Planning a War with North Korea? http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3878-Is-Washington-Planning-a-War-with-North-Korea? South Korea’s YonHap News reports that SEAL Team Six, along with elements of the Army Rangers, Delta Force, and Green Berets are involved in this year’s Foal Eagle and Key Resolve joint training exercises between the US and South Korean armies, which began on March 1. This year’s version of the exercise will include scenarios involving infiltration of North Korea to demolish key military facilities and to “remove the North’s war command.” This has not been lost on the Communist regime in Pyongyang, which characterizes the ongoing training exercises as a rehearsal for an invasion.

North Korean official propaganda constantly accuses Washington and South Korea of plotting an invasion – but there is reason to suspect that Pyongyang’s assessment of Washington’s intentions may be more accurate than usual.

The National Interest, drawing on fragmentary accounts in the Japanese and South Korean press, reports that US Operations Plan (OPLAN) 5015 suggests that a “decapitation” strike on the regime of Kim Jong-un is under consideration.

“He might be assassinated by US and South Korean special forces, or buried in his bunker by a bunker-buster bomb,” observes The National Interest, alluding to those media accounts. “Other smart bombs might take out his command posts and nuclear facilities. The authoritarian state of North Korea could become a state without authority, its leadership decapitated by precisely targeted strikes.”

Amid the latest wave of North Korean ballistic missile tests, the Pentagon has reportedly begun to consider pre-emptive action that would favor stealthy lightning strikes, rather than a “big-unit conventional war with US and South Korean forces first stopping the enemy and then counterattacking into North Korea.”

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3878-Is-Washington-Planning-a-War-with-North-Korea?
False Confessions and Wrongful Convictions Lead to Reconsideration of Interrogation Methods http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3877-False-Confessions-and-Wrongful-Convictions-Lead-to-Reconsideration-of-Interrogation-Methods For decades police detectives have relied upon an interrogation method called the “Reid Technique,” which was first formulated by attorney, police investigator, and laboratory technician John Reid in 1936. It is a nine-step process intended to create rapport between a suspect and an interrogator seeking to elicit self-incriminating statements from him, and in recent years an ever-growing number of wrongful convictions involving false confessions has led to increased criticism of the method.

Last week, Wicklandder-Zulawski & Associates, a consulting group that has worked closely with law enforcement agencies for decades and has trained detectives in the Reid Technique since 1984, announced that it will discontinue using that method in its instructional programs. Company President and CEO Shane Sturman says that this surprising development reflects feedback from law enforcement clients. He describes this as “a big move for us, but it’s a decision that’s been coming for quite some time.”

“While the Reid Technique has been the enemy of defense attorneys for some time, this admission by such a large player in law enforcement has shaken the profession,” notes LawOfficer.com. “Over the past 50 years, several hundred thousand law enforcement officers have taken the course. It is regarded by the law enforcement community as the gold standard in interviewing and interrogating suspects in criminal investigations[.]”

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3877-False-Confessions-and-Wrongful-Convictions-Lead-to-Reconsideration-of-Interrogation-Methods
New Jersey Port Authority Chair Given Light Punishment for Shakedown http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3876-New-Jersey-Port-Authority-Chair-Given-Light-Punishment-for-Shakedown David Samson, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has been sentenced to house arrest and community service for shaking down United Airlines, reports the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina.

For more than a year, Samson – a South Carolina native -- compelled the airline to operate an underutilized once-a-week route between Newark, New Jersey and Columbia, South Carolina so he could spend his weekends at his home in Aiken. That flight was eliminated a few days after Samson stepped down from his position. The Port Authority controls the major airports in and around New York City.

A subsequent corruption probe implicated United CEO Jeff Smisek, who lost his job. The airline paid nearly $5 million in federal fines while the government official at the heart of the matter escaped any significant punishment.

Following a guilty plea last year, Samson was sentenced to a year of house arrest in his mansion in the heart of South Carolina’s horse country. Prosecutors had sought a two-year prison sentence for Samson, saying that allowing him to serve a period of house arrest in the mansion that had inspired his shakedown is “beyond ironic.”

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3876-New-Jersey-Port-Authority-Chair-Given-Light-Punishment-for-Shakedown
Syrian President: U.S. Troops are Invaders, and Not Welcome http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3875-Syrian-President:-U.S.-Troops-are-Invaders,-and-Not-Welcome Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not welcome the presence of US combat troops in his country, and was not asked about the deployment prior to the Trump administration’s announcement.

“Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they are invaders – whether they are American, Turkish, or any other one,” pronounced Assad in a recent television interview with a reporter from the Chinese media outlet Phoenix TV. “And we don’t think this is going to help,” he continued. “To fight ISIS? The Americans lost nearly every war. They lost in Iraq. They had to withdraw at the end. Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan, your neighboring country. They don’t succeed anywhere they sent troops, they only create a mess; they are very good in creating problems and destroying, but they are very bad in finding solutions.”

US Marines have been deployed in northern Syria in support of Washington-backed forces in Raqqa, the self-designated capital of ISIS. Roughly 100 Army Rangers have also taken up positions in and around the Syrian city Manbij for the reported purpose of deterring hostilities. Analysts familiar with the history of US military deployments in the region over the past thirty-five years might be reminded of the ill-fated mission to Lebanon from 1982 to 1984, in which US Marines were sent to serve as “observers” during the multi-factional civil war. That mission ended soon after the September 1983 suicide bombing attack on a poorly defended Marine encampment in Beirut in which 241 Marines were killed.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3875-Syrian-President:-U.S.-Troops-are-Invaders,-and-Not-Welcome
Divided Verdict in Second Malheur Refuge Trial http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3874-Divided-Verdict-in-Second-Malheur-Refuge-Trial Demonstrators Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn were convicted of conspiracy in the January 2016 protest occupation of the vacant Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but the same federal jury acquitted two others, Duane Ehmer and Jake Ryan, of the same charge. Ehmer and Ryan were found guilty of willfully damaging property claimed by the federal government by using an excavator to dig two trenches. Thorn was also found guilty of possessing a firearm on a federal facility.

Of the ten defendants brought to trial in separate prosecutions, eight have been acquitted of the most serious charge – conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their duties through intimidation, threat, or force. Among them are Ammon and Ryan Bundy, regarded as the leaders of the 41-day protest occupation, who now face trial on a separate group of charges arising from the standoff between the Bundy family and their supporters against a paramilitary BLM force and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies in April 2014. That standoff, which was provoked by the BLM’s criminal seizure of the Bundy family’s cattle, succeeded in liberating the stolen livestock from federal control.

As the jury was brought in to deliver last week’s verdict in a Portland federal courthouse, Mr. Patrick made what sounded like a turkey call, prompting a deputy US marshal to silence him. This provoked defense attorney Matthew Schindler, who was seated among the spectators, to ask, “So, who’s getting Tased?” Schindler, who represented Ammon Bundy during last fall’s trial, was assaulted by marshals and subjected to a Taser stun after moving that Bundy be released from custody. As is customary, the officials who assaulted Schindler justified their actions by filing criminal charges against their victim.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3874-Divided-Verdict-in-Second-Malheur-Refuge-Trial
Lawsuit Filed over Dehydration Death in Milwaukee County Jail http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3873-Lawsuit-Filed-over-Dehydration-Death-in-Milwaukee-County-Jail Terrill Thomas, who was held for ten days in solitary confinement in the Milwaukee County Jail last April, pleaded for water for several days before dying from dehydration, recount his family in a lawsuit filed against the jail and Sheriff David Clarke. The family describes the experience as “a form of torture.”

Thomas was arrested on April 14 after a rampage during which he shot a man outside his parents’ house and fired a gun inside a nearby casino. After being arrested, Thomas was taken to a hospital for examination because he had displayed symptoms of “acute psychological disorders.” He was cleared and taken to the county jail, where detention deputies turned off his water because he had reportedly flooded his previous cell.

While county officials refused to comment about the lawsuit, Sheriff Clarke focused on the serious charges against Thomas and complaints about media coverage. Characterizing the inmate who died in his custody as “a career convicted felon,” Clarke assailed the local media, insisting that it “never reports that in stories about him.”

There may have been felons on both sides of the cell bars in the jail for which Clarke is legally responsible. The AP reports that “the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office indicated in court documents it is considering felony charges against jail staff who were on duty when Thomas died.”

Four people died in the Milwaukee County jail last year, including a newborn baby who was denied medical attention after her mother gave birth while incarcerated.

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Trump Administration Radically Escalates Bombing Campaign in Yemen http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3872-Trump-Administration-Radically-Escalates-Bombing-Campaign-in-Yemen Despite campaigning on a promise to wind down long-term military ventures in the Middle East and the surrounding region, Donald Trump is presiding over a radical escalation of the bombing campaign in Yemen – and that onslaught is doing nothing to protect the United States, argues foreign affairs analyst Daniel McAdams.

During the second week of March, President Trump ordered a larger number of bombing strikes in Yemen than Barack Obama had approved during all of last year.

Although this escalation “is sold back home as another aggressive front in the war against al-Qaeda, in fact US operations in Yemen are actually helping al-Qaeda as well as its chief sponsor, Saudi Arabia,” writes McAdams, who covers foreign and military affairs for the Ron Paul Institute. The Saudis are seeking to regain control over Yemen, which until 2015 was ruled by a Sunni puppet dictator who was backed by the Obama administration. He was overthrown by Shi’ite Houthi rebels who have been described as proxies for Iran.

A Saudi-led military coalition, supplied and aided by the US and Great Britain, have killed tens of thousands of civilians over the past year and a half. Drone strikes have contributed greatly to the slaughter, and the Trump administration is “doubling down” on the policies of its predecessor, McAdams concludes.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3872-Trump-Administration-Radically-Escalates-Bombing-Campaign-in-Yemen
Washington Demands Payment of “War Debt” from Cambodia http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3871-Washington-Demands-Payment-of-“War-Debt”-from-Cambodia Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, which the Nixon administration spread into neighboring Cambodia through an intensive bombing campaign targeting Viet Cong sanctuaries and supply lines, Washington is demanding that the country pay $500 million in what the US describes as a “war debt.”

The Bombing campaign, which was supposed to target a supply and reinforcement route called the “Ho Chi Minh Trail,” resulted in widespread collateral slaughter of civilians, many of whom in desperation sought help from the hyper-Marxist Khmer Rouge. The bombing also destabilized the US-backed government of Lon Nol, which was overthrown by the Communists in 1975. Under the deranged rule of Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge carried out the most intensive genocidal slaughter in recorded history, annihilating more than one-quarter of the country’s population.

The bloodbath came to an end in 1979 after Cambodia was invaded by its Communist neighbor Vietnam, which – with the help of Communist China – overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime. The post-genocide Cambodian government in Phenom Penh was unable to repay the initial $274 million loan to the Lon Nol government. Over the past year, the US government has been pressuring the International Monetary Fund to withhold development loans to Cambodia until its government repays the initial loan, with accumulated interest.

James Pringle, who covered the Nixon-era bombing as a war correspondent for Reuters, told the Sydney Morning Herald that “Cambodia does not owe a brass farthing to the US for help in destroying its people, its wild animals, its rice fields and forest cover.” Even today, Pringle observes, “There are a lot of grenades and bombs left. That’s why so often Cambodian children are killed, because they don’t know that they are unexploded ordnance. And who did it? It’s America’s bombs and grenades.”

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3871-Washington-Demands-Payment-of-“War-Debt”-from-Cambodia
Michael Flynn’s Foreign Lobbyist Payments Revealed http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3870-Michael-Flynn’s-Foreign-Lobbyist-Payments-Revealed If Michael Flynn had not resigned as National Security Advisor, by now he would surely be mired in a more substantive scandal than the one that drove him from his job. Flynn resigned over concerns he had lied when he denied discussing anti-Moscow sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Those denials were issued under the pressure from a flurry of uncorroborated media claims about Russia intervening in the US election on behalf of Trump. Now Flynn has acknowledged his consulting firm accepted $530,000 in lobbying fees from a Dutch firm owned by Turkish businessmen.

According the paperwork filed with the Department of Justice, Flynn Intel. Group, Inc. was paid to collect information about Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating a failed coup against Erdogan’s regime. Flynn’s company was also paid to lobby US officials to take action against the cleric. Erdogan has been accused of manufacturing the coup as an excuse to crack down on critics of his administration, journalists and western-leaning academics, in an effort to squash those who favor a secular government as opposed to the Islamic regime Erdogan is building.

This conflict of interest surrounding Flynn was initially reported in November by the Intercept, but was ignored until Flynn’s amended paperwork proved the case. Some critics of President Trump have pointed to this scandal as another example of the president falling short on his promise to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists in his Administration.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3870-Michael-Flynn’s-Foreign-Lobbyist-Payments-Revealed
Skeletons in the Closet of Trump Labor Secretary Nominee http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3869-Skeletons-in-the-Closet-of-Trump-Labor-Secretary-Nominee As Miami’s U.S. attorney, Alex Costa – who has been nominated by President Trump to serve as Secretary of Labor -- actively prosecuted a pedophile case against a Florida man who travelled overseas for illicit relations with underage girls, which is to be expected in such cases. However, he also presided over a far more sordid case just a few months later that ended in what the Miami Herald called a “sweetheart of a deal.” In the latter case the accused was Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, a longtime friend of both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, who received a trivial punishment despite a sordid history as a serial sexual predator.

According to the Miami Herald: “Epstein, then 55 and defended by an all-star legal team, pleaded guilty to a state charge of soliciting minors for prostitution. He registered as a sex offender in Florida and agreed to pay damages to 40 female victims ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old. As part of the plea agreement negotiated by Acosta’s office, Epstein wouldn’t be charged in federal court — even though the feds had drawn up a proposed 53-page indictment that carried potential punishment ranging from a mandatory 10 years in prison up to a life sentence.”

Epstein’s year in a Palm Beach County Stockade was hardly punitive; it would be difficult to describe it as a serious inconvenience. He was allowed freedom of movement during six days out of each week. Acosta also approved a “non-prosecution” agreement – initially concealed from Epstein’s victims – that immunized several of his alleged co-conspirators from federal prosecution.

Epstein, who has significant connections to the rich and famous in the US and UK, is notorious for flights on his personal jet, called the “Lolita Express,” to a private island to indulge in sordid and illegal activities related to underage minors. Flight logs show Epstein frequently ferried high profile politicians, executives and world leaders to this debauchery, including Tony Blair, Prince Andrew and former President Bill and Clinton, who accompanied Epstein to the island at least 26 times. Donald Trump has also called Epstein a friend and was a frequent visitor to his mansion.

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Trump’s Odd Choice for Undersecretary of Defense http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3868-Trump’s-Odd-Choice-for-Undersecretary-of-Defense Some conservatives are puzzled and angered by President Trump’s reported consideration of Anne Patterson to serve as undersecretary of defense. Patterson’s record as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt under the Obama Administration prompted the Conservative Review to designate her as the “female [version of] John Kerry” after she “fully embraced the policies of President Obama that aligned with radical Islamic actors.”

“In 2012, Patterson lobbied for closer ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that seeks to impose a global Islamic caliphate,” recalled the Conservative Review. “She went as far as to meet with Muhammed Badi, the ‘supreme guide’ of the Brotherhood. Badi has called for the destruction of the United States and Israel, and has described the U.S. as an ‘infidel’ nation that is ‘heading toward its demise.’

“Patterson’s antics outraged the Egyptian people, who were planning to take to the streets in protest of the authoritarian Muslim regime that had just seized power,” continued the publication. “Some marched in the streets with signs declaring her and President Obama supporters of ‘terrorism in Egypt.’”

As assistant Secretary of State under Obama, Patterson also covered for the Palestinian Authority’s salaries for terrorists, despite the evidence and reports proving the funds were flowing to radical jihadists. In testimony before Congress, “Patterson disputed the charge, refusing to use the word ‘terrorist’ to describe the jihadists,” notes the Conservative Review. “Moreover, she pushed back against Congressman Randy Weber … who advised that the U.S. should ask the Palestinian Authority to stop paying stipends to terrorists and their families.”

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Assange: WikiLeaks Will Release CIA Hacking Tools after Countermeasures are Available http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3867-Assange:-WikiLeaks-Will-Release-CIA-Hacking-Tools-after-Countermeasures-are-Available Last week WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of documents showing the extent of the CIA’s hacking tools and abilities. WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange called it the greatest cyber-war arsenal ever developed, and ridiculed the CIA for not protecting it better, given the ease with which it also may have fallen into the hands of criminals.

According to a WikiLeaks press release, the trove of cyber-weapons was allowed to be passed among government cyber contractors and one of these provided copies to WikiLeaks. Assange said even more details of the hacking tools will be released in the future, but first they are releasing them to internet security firms so they can develop countermeasures.

“We want to disarm [them] before publishing,” Assange insists.

NBC cited a “senior intelligence official” who confirmed that the documents published by WikiLeaks “included authentic materials, some of which were classified `Top Secret’.” The nearly 9,000 documents detailed some of the CIA’s most important proprietary hacking secrets, and included evidence that “the agency is able to turn smart televisions into listening devices and defeat encrypted communication tools widely used by journalists and sources.”

Former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul applauded the disclosure of the so-called Vault 7 documents, saying that while it demonstrates that “liberty is in big trouble … the fact that we’re getting this information out is fantastic.”

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Alternative Media Facing Ad Revenue Crackdown http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3866-Alternative-Media-Facing-Ad-Revenue-Crackdown Several popular alternative media sources on the Right are seeing their marketing revenue strangled by Google. Two widely viewed websites created by broadcaster Alex Jones, Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com, have been cut off from their normal Google advertising revenue stream, which is costing them between $3 and $5 million annually. Mike Adams’ Natural News has received the same treatment from the tech conglomerate, which decreed that it was in violation of vague advertising rules. Both Jones and Adams are planning on taking Google to court.

As a private entity, Google is entitled to set and enforce its own advertising policies. As the Daily Bell, a libertarian publication, points out, there are many indications that Google, rather than being a purely private venture, has deep ties to the government, including early start-up funding from the CIA, and these ties could well have influenced their decision to ostracize websites critical of the government.

“[An] Insurge Intelligence article entitled How the CIA Made Google shows that one of the founders of Google, Sergey Brin, virtually reported to the Pentagon/ CIA while developing the project that would eventually become Google,” recounts the Daily Bell. “Interestingly, later in the article, people close to the CIA and Pentagon are quoted as denying a close relationship. So obviously there is a good deal of sensitivity around the topic.”

Google isn’t the only dominant name in Silicon Valley to get startup money from the CIA. Facebook received millions from PayPal founder – and Trump adviser -- Peter Thiel, who may have channeled money on behalf of the CIA. Thiel cofounded PayPal with Elon Musk, and currently owns a company called Palantir that runs secret algorithms for the CIA. For his part, Musk has diversified into surface transportation and aerospace ventures that are public-private partnership with the federal government, receiving taxpayer subsidies and other government-provided advantages, rather than being funded through private capital.

“Companies that owe their existence and direction to public intelligence agencies are not private,” summarizes the Daily Bell. “They ought not to be run as [if] they were.”

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Democrats Quietly Admit: No Direct Evidence of Russian Role in 2016 Election http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3865-Democrats-Quietly-Admit:-No-Direct-Evidence-of-Russian-Role-in-2016-Election Scarcely an hour goes by without publication of a media report, or a statement from a radio or television pundit, to the effect that it has been established beyond a reasonable doubt that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

Every disclosure of pre-election contacts between Trump administration figures and Russian officials is fitted into the dominant narrative of “collusion” between the campaign and the government of Russian ruler Vladimir Putin. Hyper-partisan MSNBC routinely runs detailed presentations made by Rachel Maddow and other commentators who treat theories about a Moscow-Trump connection as if they were incontestably rooted in fact.

BuzzFeed, an online news platform that has been expansively critical of Trump, has found that the evidence to support those claims is non-existent.

“Even some Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they don’t expect to find evidence of active, informed collusion between the Trump campaign and known Russian intelligence operatives, though investigators have only just begun reviewing raw intelligence,” reports BuzzFeed. “Among the Intelligence Committee’s rank and file, there’s a tangible frustration over what one official called ‘wildly inflated’ expectations surrounding the panel’s fledgling investigation.”

One official quoted in the story advised that “I don’t think the conclusions are going to meet people’s expectations” and predicted that “I don’t think any of the contacts are going to be referred” to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3865-Democrats-Quietly-Admit:-No-Direct-Evidence-of-Russian-Role-in-2016-Election
Mistaken Nickname Leads to 14 Years of Imprisonment and Torture http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3864-Mistaken-Nickname-Leads-to-14-Years-of-Imprisonment-and-Torture Abdul Zahir, a 45-year-old man from Afghanistan, spent fourteen years of his life unlawfully detained in the Guantanamo Bay prison after being mistaken for another man who shared his nickname. After he was abducted from his home in a village called Hesarak, military officials claimed to have found “suspicious substances” in his possession, including a white powder. Those materials were later found to be salt, sugar, and petroleum jelly, rather than chemical or bio-warfare agents.

US Air Force Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas, who was Zahir’s military defense counsel, says that despite the lack of evidence that Zahir had been involved in terrorism, prison guards at Gitmo “gave him the treatment that they thought” all detainees deserved – meaning that “they tortured him.” He was subjected to beatings, exposure to severe cold, stress positions, and even sexual assault. Zahir “spent a year in a room that he called `a cage for animals,’” recalled Lt. Col. Thomas. On one occasion after Zahir protested the abuse, a SWAT-style Forced Cell Extraction team “damaged his spine so badly that they had to conduct surgery.” He was left with permanent damage to his spine and internal organs.

A military commission charged Zahir with conspiracy and material support for terrorism, citing as evidence statements extracted through torture, but he was never brought to trial. Ten years later the status review panel concluded that he should never had been detained in the first place, because he had been “misidentified as the individual [of a similar name] who had ties to an al-Qaeda weapons facility.”

In a recent interview with Trump media surrogate Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized Obama for not making more extensive use of the Gitmo facility and said that the Trump administration is eager to expand the ranks of those detained therein.

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Wyoming Judge “Censured” For Statement on Marriage http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3863-Wyoming-Judge-“Censured”-For-Statement-on-Marriage Ruth Neely, a magistrate judge and justice of the peace from Pinedale, Wyoming, has been censured by the state supreme court for alleged violations of the judicial conduct code by criticizing the novel institution called “same-sex marriage.” Judge Neely’s detractors had demanded her removal, but the court, by a 3-2 majority, ruled that such a sanction would “unnecessarily circumscribe protected expression.”

The court also decreed that “Judge Neely shall either perform no marriage ceremonies or she shall perform marriage ceremonies regardless of the couple’s sexual orientation,” wrote Judge Kate Fox on behalf of the majority. The dissenting justices correctly observed that “Wyoming law does not require any judge or magistrate to perform any particular marriage, and couples seeking to be married have no right to insist on a particular official as the officiant of their wedding.” The ruling therefore creates a spurious obligation on the part of a judge to perform a so-called same-sex wedding ceremony.

Significantly, Wyoming state law states that judges and other officials – including clerics – “may” perform weddings, but are not required to do so. The Wyoming State Supreme Court’s ruling against Judge Neely may, and most likely will, be used by gender revolutionaries to dictate an obligation to all officials, both secular and religious, to perform such ceremonies.

Judge Neely’s views about marriage were elicited from her by gay rights activist Ned Donovan, who acting in the guise of a journalist had targeted her for removal on account of her religious views. After getting Judge Neely on record, Donovan attempted to blackmail her, saying that if she would “state a willingness to perform same-sex marriages” he wouldn’t publish the story.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3863-Wyoming-Judge-“Censured”-For-Statement-on-Marriage
Indiana Man Exonerated After 25 Years in Prison – May Be Tried Again http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3862-Indiana-Man-Exonerated-After-25-Years-in-Prison-–-May-Be-Tried-Again William E. Barnhouse of Muncie, Indiana, was released from prison after being incarcerated for a quarter-century for a rape he didn’t commit – and yet he is not a free man, and may stand trial again.

DNA tests conducted over the last several months proved that another man had deposited genetic residue in the body and on the clothing of the victim who had identified Barnhouse as the perpetrator. In 1992, he was convicted of rape and criminally deviate conduct and sentenced to eighty years in prison.

Barnhouse, who was diagnosed with mental illness at the time of his unjust conviction, was released for treatment at an Indianapolis mental health facility. As she announced that his conviction had been set aside, Judge Kimberly Dowling told Barnhouse that “You’ve got to do everything they say” because he is still a custodial war of the state, despite being allowed to leave the courtroom rather than being sent back to prison for processing.

The Indianapolis Star reports that “The case against Barnhouse is not technically over. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman told the judge he and Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold would make a decision in coming weeks on whether to bring Barnhouse to trial a second time.”

Given the presence of genetic evidence implicating a man other than the victim of the previous wrongful prosecution, it’s not clear what legal basis would justify a second trial for Barnhouse.

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“Pay Gap” Feminists Don’t Understand Economics http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3861-“Pay-Gap”-Feminists-Don’t-Understand-Economics If employers can hire competent female employees for less than their male competitors, why doesn’t “Pinksourcing” -- an institutional preference for lower-cost female labor – exist?

That question was raised on March 8, “International Women’s Day” – by Donald J. Boudreaux of the Foundation for Economic Education. Boudreaux addressed a widely circulated video narrated by actress Kristen Bell that depicts a fictional company that exploited the alleged pay gap by “Pinksourcing” work to sweatshops occupied by female employees.

That feminist propaganda clip “unintentionally … makes an important and correct point about this pay gap – namely, if this pay gap really does reflect widespread underpayment of women, then [it] would be a huge profit opportunity for entrepreneurs of the fictional sort whose company is featured in this video,” Boudreaux observes. “Of course, the actual producers of this video … do not understand that the sort of fictional entrepreneurial business featured in this video is precisely what would arise if women were generally underpaid,” he points out. “Like most economically uninformed people, the actual producers of this video likely conclude that women are underpaid merely from the fact that women’s average pay is less than men’s average pay. “

Women are not required to continue working for firms that underpay them, and every competitive business “has strong incentives to search for, and compete to hire, workers, both men and women, who are currently underpaid,” Bordreaux writes, explaining the rudiments of economics to progressives and others who don’t understand them. The fact that there is no real-life equivalent of the “Pinksourcing” service depicted in the video “is strong evidence that women are not generally underpaid,” Bourdreaux concludes.

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Feds Drop Child Porn Case to Protect Hacking Methods http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3860-Feds-Drop-Child-Porn-Case-to-Protect-Hacking-Methods After the FBI used a hacking method referred to as a “Network Investigative Technique” to exploit the TOR anonymity network, and creating what was the world’s largest online child porn collection, the Justice Department moved to dismiss a child porn indictment in order to protect the Bureau’s hacking methods, Wired News reports.

“Because the government remains unwilling to disclose certain discovery related to the FBI’s deployment of a `Network Investigative Technique’ (`NIT’) as part of its investigation into the Playpen child pornography site, the government has no choice but to seek dismissal of the indictment,” wrote US Attorney Annette Hayes in the motion. She described this decision as “an effort to balance the many competing interests that are at play when sensitive law enforcement technology becomes the subject of a request for criminal discovery.”

“In other words,” Wired News summarizes, “the Feds are letting an alleged child pornographer free so that officials can potentially catch other dark-web using criminals in the future.”

Late last year, federal prosecutors were compelled to reveal that the FBI had seized control of the Playpen website and used it to disseminate malware that tagged computers used to visit the site. Three federal judges ruled that this mass hack, and the subsequent searches conducted through it, were unconstitutional.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3860-Feds-Drop-Child-Porn-Case-to-Protect-Hacking-Methods
Trump Administration Invades Syria http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3859-Trump-Administration-Invades-Syria Senior Pentagon officials disclosed on March 8 that a contingent of at least 200 US Marines “have been deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns” in preparation for combat in the ongoing battle to reclaim Raqqa from ISIS. In addition, Washington is preparing to send hundreds of additional troops to Kuwait in order to join the battle in the event they are needed. The unnamed official said that the total number of troops deployed for the mission would be fewer than 1,000.

This comes after the deployment of what was described as “dozens” of US Army troops to the outskirts of Manbij, Syria in what the Pentagon called a “reassure an deter” mission. The troops, who were dispatched in large, heavily armored vehicles displaying the US flag, were sent “to keep a lid on tensions in the area,” according to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon is also reportedly considering a large supplemental ground force for Syria, with commanders on the ground given discretion to call on reserves as they deem it to be tactically necessary.

President Trump had instructed the Pentagon to develop a plan to defeat ISIS within the first thirty days of his administration. Although there has been no formal announcement of a completed plan, the Department of Defense said last week that the plan had been completed, and the controlled release of deployment details suggests that the plan is being implemented.

None of the available accounts suggest that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a request for US military intervention in the country. Nor has the administration ended material support for al-Qaeda and ISIS-connected rebel groups seeking to overthrow Assad’s government.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3859-Trump-Administration-Invades-Syria
Colorado Man Exonerated 20 Years after his Children and Family Were Stolen http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3857-Colorado-Man-Exonerated-20-Years-after-his-Children-and-Family-Were-Stolen Colorado Springs resident Brad Pitman was never convicted of, charged with, or arrested for a criminal offense, yet he suffered one of the worst imaginable punishments a parent can experience when al El Paso County family court judge terminated his parental rights on the recommendation of the Department of Human Services. This happened after a stranger broke into a home occupied by his ex-wife and sexually assaulted Pitman’s four-year-old daughter.

Police who investigated the assault more than twenty years ago obtained a statement from the victim saying that the assailant was a stranger. Asked in a videotaped interview if her dad had attacked her, the child replied that she had never seen the person before, but he was “dark” like her dad. Fingerprints and a palm print found on the windowsill used to gain access to the victim’s home did not match the father. However, after being manipulated for several months by social workers, the child gave another videotaped interview in which she said, that her dad had “hurt” her.

Without obtaining an indictment or a conviction, social workers issued an order demanding that he “take responsibility for the sexual/physical abuse” of his daughter and that he “participate in a psychological and/or sex offender evaluation.” When he asserted his innocence, the Department of Human Services filed a motion to terminate parental rights, which was granted.

Last October, the fingerprint obtained from the kitchen window screen was used to convict a man named Joel Market of several sex crimes committed in the same jurisdiction decades ago. Like Pitman, Market is a black man.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3857-Colorado-Man-Exonerated-20-Years-after-his-Children-and-Family-Were-Stolen
Federal Judge: Cops Can’t Make Multiple Use of a Single GPS Warrant http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3856-Federal-Judge:-Cops-Can’t-Make-Multiple-Use-of-a-Single-GPS-Warrant Police officers who used a GPS to track the movements of a car after it had been sold to a new owner violated the Fourth Amendment, ruled US District Judge Christine M. Arguello, who granted the second owner’s motion to suppress drug evidence allegedly obtained through the illegal search.

The Fourth Amendment dictates that a search warrant cannot be issued unless it applies to a specific place to be searched “and the persons or things to be seized.” In May of last year, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department had obtained a warrant to track a 2001 white BMW owned by a suspect in a narcotics investigation. A month later, police surreptitiously attached a GPS tracking device to the car.

The owner subsequently sold the vehicle to a man named Charles Jason Wood, and police began to shadow him without obtaining a second search warrant. Officers allegedly witnessed Wood conducting a drug transaction. A search of the vehicle allegedly discovered illicit narcotics, guns, and money.

During the evidentiary hearing, one of the detectives involved in the case admitted that subsequent to the sale of the BMW, he had doubts that the subject of police surveillance was the suspect named in the initial warrant.

Judge Arguello said that this testimony demonstrates that he and his colleagues “had `notice of risk’ that he was pursuing a warrant unsupported by probable cause.”

While granting the motion to suppress was “an extraordinary remedy,” law enforcement officers have “the extraordinary duty … to ensure that they pursue their important work with an appropriate regard for the foundational constitutional rights of those they police,” wrote Judge Arguello. Because the officers in this case were aware of the Fourth Amendment violation, Arguello granted the motion to suppress.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3856-Federal-Judge:-Cops-Can’t-Make-Multiple-Use-of-a-Single-GPS-Warrant
Attorney General Sessions: More Drug Prohibition, Expanded Role for Gitmo http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3855-Attorney-General-Sessions:-More-Drug-Prohibition,-Expanded-Role-for-Gitmo Attorney General Jeff Sessions promises both aggressive federal action to enforce marijuana prohibition and an expanded role for the military detention facility at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay.

In a radio interview with Sessions, broadcaster Hugh Hewitt, one of the Trump administration’s most outspoken media surrogates, described his proposal that the Justice Department file a RICO anti-racketeering prosecution against a single marijuana retailer in a state that has decriminalized its use.

“Will you be bringing such a case?” Hewitt asked Sessions, who replied that “We will – marijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws.”

Sessions suggested that more than one such RICO prosecution might be necessary in order to deal with what he calls the “serious matter” of decriminalization.

Hewitt also inquired if the Trump administration plans to make greater use of the Gitmo facility to detain captured terrorist suspects and “unlawful combatants.” This would be handled through the Defense Department, Sessions explained, because prosecuting terrorist suspects through the federal courts would give them “discovery rights to find out our intelligence” – an argument that does not alter the due process rights of all criminal defendants, including accused terrorists.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3855-Attorney-General-Sessions:-More-Drug-Prohibition,-Expanded-Role-for-Gitmo
Liberals are Buying Guns http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3854-Liberals-are-Buying-Guns During the Obama era, the reign of a president possessing an undisguised hostility toward individual firearms ownership provided an unexpected windfall for the gun industry.

“When President Obama left office, gun sales nationwide were at an all-time high,” recalls National Review magazine. “FBI background checks, one of the strongest indicators of national gun sales, totaled 27.5 million in 2016, shattering the record of 23 million” – which had been set a year earlier.

Despite his long history of skepticism toward personal gun ownership, Donald Trump’s campaign conversion to the cause of armed self-defense, combined with the unqualified endorsement of the National Rifle Association and the benefit of a militantly anti-gun opponent, led to a large turnout on his behalf from Second Amendment advocates. As a result, gun sales have tapered off – except for one ironic and unexpected niche market: Liberals who had previously been hostile to private firearms possession.

As National Review notes, “while the number of guns being purchased may have decreased since Trump was elected, the demographic makeup of those purchasing firearms has changed.”

The Washington Post reports that “Gun clubs and shops that cater to black and LGBT clients say there has been an uptick in interest in firearms since November among those who fear that racial and