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Secret Service Walks Back Blaming Trump for Shorting Employees’ Pay


By:  @spikegary, 12 minutes ago
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Source The U.S. Secret Service is walking back the blame for a funding crisis it initially placed on President Trump, saying it instead has resulted from ongoing issues dating back a decade. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles originally told USA Today in a story published Monday that Trump’s large family and frequent travel would cause the agency to fail to pay a portion of its agents for overtime hours they have already worked due to statutory compensation caps. Alles... 
 
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What Happened to the Teaching of History in American Schools?


By:  @vic-eldred, an hour ago
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by  Margaret Menge  |  Updated  21 Aug 2017 at 9:51 PM   In 2014, a female college student majoring in journalism at Texas Tech University was hired to walk around her college campus and ask her fellow students some basic questions about American history and government. Really basic.   One was, “Who won the Civil War?” Most of the students seen on the video could not answer this question. “Like, the one in 1965 or … What civil war?”... 
 
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Arizona lawmaker urges Trump to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio


By:  @vic-eldred, an hour ago
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          © Getty A House Republican from Arizona urged President Trump on Monday to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio amid speculation an announcement could come at a campaign rally this week. In a letter to Trump, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) wrote that Arpaio had “been the target of politically-motivated investigations” during the Obama administration while carrying out “his quest to uphold immigration... 
 
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Saturday in Boston, two rallies occurred: One that rejected racism and promoted free speech, and another that rejected free speech and promoted violence. AUGUST  21, 2017 By  Hrand Tookman Saturday in Boston, two rallies occurred: One that rejected racism and promoted free speech, and another that rejected free speech and promoted violence. See if you can guess who’s who.      Follow Joey Salads   @JoeySalads... 
 
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Ben Carson 2Leftist vandals struck Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson’s home in Virginia by writing hateful racist anti-Trump messages in reaction to the racial mayhem that hit Charlottesville, Virginia. The former brain surgeon took to social media to describe his latest bouts with racial tensions, including the recent attack that literally hit home. He connected a couple of his personal stories to the “racial and political strife” that came out of Charlottesville... 
 
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Are solar eclipses proof of God?


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 21 hours ago
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Latest By:  @sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom, an hour ago

On Monday something will happen in the U.S. that should startle — or at least perplex — anyone who gives it any thought. I am referring to the full solar eclipse you may already be anticipating. To be clear, thinking about what is about to happen has little to do with the sheer visceral experience of being amazed by it, as we must be. Before thinking about it, we should perhaps first simply goggle at it, at the monumental majesty of these monstrously large heavenly orbs, both of which we... 
 
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During the presidential campaign, about the only common ground between Donald Trump and billionaire conservative Charles Koch was a colorful disregard for each other. Koch called the choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton like opting for cancer or a heart attack. And Trump bashed big-money donors, deriding his Republican rivals as “puppets” who begged at Koch’s door. Not surprisingly, Koch and his allies largely sat out the presidential election, and Trump won without them.... 
 
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Two days after President Trump questioned whether tearing down Confederate statues would lead leftists to targeting statues and monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers, CNN commentator Angela Rye did exactly that. “We have to get to the heart of the problem here and the heart is the way many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious,” Rye said in a heated segment on Thursday. “George Washington was a slave owner. We need... 
 
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Steve Bannon is saying that the real Trump administration, of populist nationalism, is over. And I suppose it is, given that Bannon is no longer on the inside bashing heads. Bannon said, as he walked out the door, that he commends the Democrats for starting a race war, because economic nationalism will beat a race war every time. Bannon’s remarks, made to the NeverTrumpers at Weekly Standard, reminded me why Trump won the Republican nomination and the general election in 2016. The... 
 
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As the “Russian Collusion” excuse for Hillary’s loss fails for want of evidence (and common sense) as did her “misogyny” claim before it, Hillary’s pal, Governor Terry McAuliffe, obviously thought he had another keen plan to keep his party from utter ruin. Instead, he is more likely to have stirred up a whirlwind, which will sink his party even further in the voters’ eyes. Led by Charlottesville Deputy Mayor Wes Bellamy (a McAuliffe appointee to the local school board now on leave for... 
 
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The inexhaustible left is perpetually lying in wait to entrap President Donald Trump in some impeachable offense. Sadly, some vocal Trump critics on the right seem just as eager to purge America of Trump. They hate him and hate that he won, and their impeachment lust will not be satiated until he’s gone. Silencing Political Conservatism The Trump haters on the right are one thing. But don’t be deceived into believing that the anti-Trump angst factories on the left are only about Trump.... 
 
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The Oxymoronic Left…Emphasis on Moron Allen West | August 21, 2017 facebook twitter The Oxymoronic Left…Emphasis on Moron This past week we had more evidence of the delusion of the progressive socialist left with their counter-protest in Boston and the anti-hate rally in Dallas. I have often wondered, and decided to write about it here, is anyone truly aware how abjectly oxymoronic the position of the liberal progressive left is at this time. And how utterly unhinged members... 
 
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Save the Confederate Statues


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 5 hours ago
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Latest By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 5 hours ago

John Zmirak There’s a hot debate nationally over whether localities should erase historical monuments that offend some Americans. The very fact that angry mobs and cowardly vandals are willing to smash historic statues as vigilantes ought to worry us. So should the fact that the left is casting its net very wide indeed in what it’s attacking. Radicals are treating statues of Columbus, St. Joan of Arc, missionary St. Junipero Serra, and even Abraham Lincoln as if they were slave-traders... 
 
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Poll: 9 percent of Americans think it's acceptable to have white supremacist views 6:57 p.m. ET         Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A new ABC News/ Washington Post poll finds in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist rally, 37 percent of Americans approve of President Trump's job performance while 58 percent disapprove. When it comes to how he responded to the incident in Charlottesville, just 28 percent approve... 
 
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"These statues are history"   History of what?  These statues are not the history of the Confederacy. At best, they indicate the history of the era in which they were erected, which in almost all cases was an era of revisionism of the nature of negro slavery and the cause of the Civil War. The University of Texas took down three confederate statues overnight, removing them to an on campus facility where they will be used to for "study" .  Study of what? The designer's artistic... 
 
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idahostatesman.com East Idaho rep. says it’s ‘plausible’ Obama staged Charlottesville riots By Bryan Clark(Idaho Falls) Post Register Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a conspiracy theory suggesting that last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump. The post , written on a site called The American Thinker, is replete with wild, unevidenced claims... 
 
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Robert E. Lee Works Poorly as the Left’s Confederate Villain


By:  @vic-eldred, yesterday
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Latest By:  @magnoliaave, 7 hours ago

by  Edmund Kozak  |  Updated  18 Aug 2017 at 3:04 PM   Robert E. Lee is undoubtedly spinning in his grave. The long-departed former Confederate general has found himself at the center of a controversy surrounding Confederate imagery in America. Monuments to the great general have become flashpoints for some of the most tense — and at times violent — scenes of political and social vision in America today, as the Left seeks to eradicate what it... 
 
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60 immigrants found in refrigerated truck trailer in Texas


By:  @pj, 9 hours ago
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60 immigrants found in refrigerated truck trailer in Texas  Associated Press 2 hrs ago                               © The Associated Press This Aug. 19, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows immigrants found in a load of ice-covered broccoli in a refrigerated trailer that was searched at a South Texas border checkpoint in Falfurri… FALFURRIAS, Texas — Sixty immigrants have been found... 
 
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Breitbart published a story about migrant gang members, using a photo of a major soccer star https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/08/20/breitbart-published-a-story-about-migrant-gang-members-using-a-photo-of-a-major-soccer-star/   The Breitbart story of ruthless gang members and migrants’ desperate, life-threatening journey across the Strait of Gibraltar was somewhat at odds with the picture that illustrated it: A man in sunglasses on a Jet Ski,... 
 
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Big media is in a feeding frenzy this week over Charlottesville and President Trump. So much so that they seem to have forgotten about Russian collusion and North Korea threatening to nuke America. No surprise as most media talking heads have the attention span of a puppy, and an I.Q. to match. They are trying to tie Trump to Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists, saying these groups are Trump’s base. The Hill’s headline, “Trump must throw neo-Nazis and KKK out of his base.” Within their... 
 
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If America isn't great, who is?


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 20 hours ago
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Latest By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 10 hours ago

Michael Moore style America-bashing is very much in style. Whether it is Ashley Judd shouting on the Washington Mall, George Soros-funded protests, or Barack Obama apologizing for American “arrogance,” it is one side of a battle that rages for the heart and soul of the nation. Trump’s White House has become the flashpoint in a winner-take-all contest featuring two very different visions for America. One group sees America’s wealth, power, and influence as an accident of history. For... 
 
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The Great Robert E. Lee


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 11 hours ago

Robert E. Lee was a great American. He was in rebellion against his country for four tortuous, bloody years. At the head of the Army of Northern Virginia, he came darn close to winning Southern independence. Lee was a brilliant field commander, full of audacity. His daring was a gift and a bane. He was a man of integrity. He was a man of his place and time. He deserves our remembrance and respect. The left – and the mainstream media, the Democratic Party, the race industry, and... 
 
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You might be dismissive of this because Corey Taylor is a musician, but from my perspective, he is correct far more often than not and is a keen observer of humanity. Traveling around the world regularly probably assists him in forming a credible world and national view.   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="DdAQUb53rBw"]  
 
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Left warns Democrats in tax reform fight


By:  @vic-eldred, yesterday
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Latest By:  @vic-eldred, 14 hours ago

Liberal activists who hounded the GOP throughout its failed Obamacare repeal bid are gearing up to hit any Democrat who strays from the fold on tax cuts for the wealthy — including some of the party’s most politically vulnerable incumbents. Democrats were spared the sight of their progressive base battling centrists on Obamacare, which proved a uniquely unifying issue for both wings of the party. But there’s no guarantee that taxes will be another kumbaya moment for Democratic leaders,... 
 
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CNN commentator confirms Trump’s warning, conflates Confederates and slaveholding Founders by  Brendan Kirby  |  Updated  17 Aug 2017 at 2:00 PM Progressives driving to rid public spaces of statues honoring Confederate leaders have taken pains to distinguish between the rebels and the slaveholding Founding Fathers. On Thursday, one liberal commentator veered off script and lent credibility to President Donald Trump’s warning that... 
 
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