Politics, In The News, World News, NFL, National Anthem, Americas Bias and Hate, Check This Out. All in News and Headlines today. Along with yesterdays mini post, News and Headlines. 9/27/2017
In The News:
“A middle school teacher-turned-Antifa leader was among the four people arrested after opposing political groups clashed Tuesday inside a so-called “empathy tent” at the University of California, Berkeley.
Yvonne Felarca, a 47-year-old teacher at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, was charged with battery and resisting arrest after a scuffle broke out at rally held in response to student organizers canceling a planned “Free Speech Week” that would have featured right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulous.” More here.> Antifa leader, teacher Yvonne Felarca arrested at ’empathy tent’ Berkeley brawl
“The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers.
The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.” More here.> DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans
“President Trump announced Thursday four nominees to serve on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The president has picked Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court justice; James C. Ho, former solicitor general of Texas; Kyle Duncan, former general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; and Kurt Engelhardt, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the White House said.” More here.> Trump to nominate four to 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals
“A Russian media group with links to the Moscow government spent $274,000 in 2016 on Twitter ads which may have been used to try to influence the US election, the social media firm said Thursday.
Twitter said it shared data with congressional investigators about ads from Russia Today, which is suspected of spreading disinformation during the 2016 election campaign.” More here.> Russian group spent $274,000 on Twitter ads during US election
Americas Bias and Hate:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — “A librarian at the Cambridgeport Elementary School in Massachusetts is declining a shipment of books from first lady Melania Trump.
The Cambridge school system says the opinions in the editorial do not represent the district and released a statement, saying “the employee was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district.”
“We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes,” the district said.” More here.> Librarian rejected books donated by Melania Trump
“On ‘Hannity,’ the ‘Killing England’ author says there’s no longer any rules or objectivity.” Bill O’Reilly goes after mainstream media bias
“Until morale improves, the primary challenges against establishment Republicans from upstart conservatives will continue. And morale will not improve until Republicans replace Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader.
Make no mistake, Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in Alabama centered on McConnell’s failures. Stephen K. Bannon, on television before Roy Moore’s victory, declared McConnell guilty of “economic hate crimes” against the middle class. There is delightful timing in Moore winning his primary battle against the McConnell-funded Sen. Luther Strange on the very day that McConnell surrendered in the health-care fight.” More here.> It’s time for Mitch McConnell to go
“Sixteen New York City council members gathered in front of the steps of City Hall and “took a knee” as a show of solidarity with the NFL, players, coaches and owners Wednesday.” More here.> Members of New York City Council ‘take a knee’ as a show of solidarity
National Anthem / NFL:
“CBS Sports golf writer Kyle Porter joins Hana Ostapchuk to discuss the national anthem comments from the captain of the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup.” U.S. team will not be silently protesting national anthem before Presidents Cup
“Former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all stood and put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem at the open of The Presidents Cup golf tournament Thursday.
As the Golf Channel announcer noted in the broadcast of the Presidents Cup, the national anthem is not usually played before golf matches.
“Everyone around obviously stopped for a moment to honor our country. The national anthem in sports has been in the news… It rarely gets played at golf events,” he said.” More here.> Three Former Presidents Stand For National Anthem At Presidents Cup [VIDEO]
“Author and radio host Mark Steyn takes on President Trump’s criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem and who really won in the court of public opinion.” Steyn’s take: Trump vs. the NFL’s anthem protests
“The military is sending a three-star general to Puerto Rico to coordinate ramped up relief efforts as Democrats urge wider assistance to the devastated U.S. territory, U.S. Northern Command said Thursday.
The decision comes just a day after Northern Command sent a one-star, Brig. Gen. Richard Kim, to the island to set up a headquarters and work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Puerto Rican authorities on rescuing residents, delivering food and water, and restoring power.” More here.> Three-star Army general sent to Puerto Rico as military ramps up recovery effort
“Federal deportation officers swarmed sanctuary cities this week, netting nearly 500 immigrants in a series of targeted operations designed to go after people that counties and cities were shielding through their noncooperation policies.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it netted more than 100 migrants in Los Angeles and Philadelphia each, and dozens more in Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and New York, among other jurisdictions.” More here> ICE nabs nearly 500 aliens in sweep of sanctuary cities
“Tucker’s Thoughts: New report says illegal immigrants and their kids are costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill.” Tucker: Illegal immigration is literally costing US big-time
“Donald Trump has promised supporters a “Great Wall” on the southern border since the day he announced his presidential campaign.
He promised, “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”
Today, how does the Trump administration define the wall?” More here.> Redefining the Wall: What Donald Trump’s ‘Great Wall’ Looks like After Eight Months of Presidency
Check This Out:
“Miami urban art icon Krave, real name Daniel Fila, spent the whole summer working on an epic project that will forever change Wynwood’s skyline.
Concrete company Supermix hired Krave to paint their silos, a project that proved to be his most challenging and in turn – most impressive to date.” More here.> Miami’s Wynwood district skyline will never be the same thanks to this urban art icon