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News and Headlines. 2/22/2018

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US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenade, prompting security scare

The U.S. Embassy in the Balkan state of Montenegro was attacked Thursday by an individual armed with a hand grenade, who hurled the explosive at the compound before blowing himself up.

The area was sealed off by the police and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of “an active security situation.”

Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman, incident ‘not terror-related’

Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large.

The area in the Forest neighborhood was reopened after about three hours and police spokeswoman Kathleen Calie later confirmed the incident was not terror-related.

Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me “Scripted Question” After Denying Question About Armed Guards

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a “scripted question,” quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards.

Exclusive: Former Twitter Employee Blames Head of ‘Trust and Safety’ Del Harvey for Mass Twitter Lockouts

A former Twitter employee blamed the company’s head of trust and safety, Del Harvey, after the platform locked out thousands of conservative users overnight, in what has been dubbed the “Twitter lock out.”

New York State Attorney General’s Office Complicit in Fake Facebook Profile to Persecute Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors

ANN ARBOR, MI – In startling courtroom admissions during cross examination by Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) attorney, Tyler Brooks, the New York Attorney General’s star witness admitted she created a fake Facebook page pretending she was a pro-life Christian to develop dossiers and entrap pro-life sidewalk counselors who appeared in front of the Choices Women’s Medical Center (“Choices”) in New York City’s Jamaica neighborhood. She then passed on the information to the Attorney General’s Office, which was already well aware of her fraudulent activities.

FOX News Video:  Shannon Bream reports on the legal twist in the case. NY attorney general accusing pro-life activists of violence

Videos, Joy Reid: A Russian troll favorite

The Hill’s Joe Concha on data showing that Russia-based trolls retweet MSNBC’s host more than any other cable TV host-pundit. Plus, CNN doesn’t seem to even try to hide its bias anymore, not even in its chyrons.

Tucker: Federal courts the most decayed institution of all

Tucker: Under the last two administrations, the courts have increasingly come to view themselves, not as interpreters of the law, but as the country’s main policymakers.

Social media network CEO: How Google censors my company

Bill Ottman, co-creator of, talks to Tucker in latest example of how Big Tech has become a bigger threat to civil liberties than even the federal government.

In The News:

Jobless claims plunge to 222,000, second-lowest mark in decades

New applications for unemployment benefits dropped 7,000 to 222,000 in the second full week of February, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the second-lowest mark of the recovery and a good sign for the economy.

Forecasters had expected new jobless claims to remain steady at an ultra-low 230,000. Lower claims are good news because they mean fewer people are getting laid off.

The Dan Bongino Show: February 22, 2018: Ep. 661 Conservative Voices are Being Silenced

In this episode I address the continued attacks on conservative voices and the efforts to suppress honest political debate. I also discuss some positive news about the economy that you may not be hearing about.

Israel Has Only Had 2 School Attacks in 44 Years, Here’s How They Make Sure Their Kids Are Safe

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives last week, there has been a renewed debate surrounding gun control and children’s safety, leading some to make a comparison to the changes Israel made in response to a terror attack more than four decades ago.

In 1974, Palestinian terrorists took over the Netiv Meir Elementary School in what has been called the “Ma’alot Massacre,” which left 22 children dead and many others injured.

Three-Quarters of Young Americans Don’t Qualify for Military Service

Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation.

Justice Department Coordinates Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep of More Than 250 Defendants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.   The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.  The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across more than 50 federal districts.  Of the defendants, 200 were charged criminally.  In each case, offenders engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors.  In total, the charged elder fraud schemes caused losses of more than half a billion dollars.  The Department coordinated its announcement with the FTC and state Attorneys General, who independently filed numerous cases targeting elder frauds within the sweep period.

Justice Department Obtains Over $2 Million for Servicemembers Who Terminated Their Motor Vehicle Leases With BMW Financial Services

The Justice Department today announced that BMW Financial Services, N.A. (BMW FS) has agreed to pay over $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by failing to refund a type of up-front lease payment to 492 servicemembers who lawfully terminated their motor vehicle leases early.  This is the first case brought by the Department involving a motor vehicle lessor’s failure to refund lease amounts to servicemembers who exercised their SCRA rights to terminate their leases.

Judge takes teenage girl from parents, because parents say “no” to transgender surgery

Deep State / Government Corruption:

A Republican Congressman claims jail time could be in store for some senior FBI and DOJ officials based on the Nunes memo. Rep. Gohmert: If GOP Memo Accurate, FBI, DOJ Officials Should Be Prosecuted 

Attorney For FBI Informant Presses DOJ For Leak Investigation

Victoria Toensing the attorney for William Douglas Campbell, the FBI informant in the sale of the Canadian firm Uranium One to Russia, is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a leak investigation into unnamed  federal officials who leaked false and illegal information on her client.

World News:

Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits

The annual survey, published on Wednesday by three universities, is one of the most closely-followed assessments of Venezuelans’ well being amid a government information vacuum and shows a steady rise in poverty and hunger in recent years.

North Korea spy chief, accused in deadly attacks on South Korea, to lead Olympic delegation at closing ceremony

A former North Korean intelligence chief, believed to be the mastermind behind a deadly attack on South Korea, will lead the Hermit Kingdom’s high-level delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony – acting the part of diplomat in the same country he spent his life trying to topple.


A new report shows the MS-13 gang is increasing its numbers amid the surge of illegal immigrants over the last few years. One America’s Rachel Walker has more details. MS-13 Expanding Due to Obama Admin. Lax Immigration Enforcement

ICE Director Hits Back at California Dems: ‘I’m Enforcing Laws That They Enacted’

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan responded Wednesday to criticism from California’s Democratic senators, who expressed concern over his agency’s increased enforcement of immigration laws in the Golden State.

Denaturalization Sought Against Five Child Sexual Abusers in California, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today filed denaturalization lawsuits against five individuals who, according to the Department’s complaints, unlawfully procured their United States citizenship by concealing their sexual abuse of minor victims during the naturalization process.


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