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‘Make No Mistake’ — Legendary Marine’s Parting Tribute To The Corps Will Send Shivers Up Your Spine

Marine Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal gave a speech for his retirement Thursday, and what he has to say about serving is pure America.

“Our 26th president of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt, he once stated, speak softly and carry a big stick,” he said. “Speak softly is diplomacy, but diplomacy will only work if you have the strength to back it up. Ladies and gentlemen, behind me, to the right, to the left, is the big stick. The ones who do the work, who put in the sacrifice, everyday, to make sure that this country, this most beautiful, great nation, still stands.”

Trump administration signals Kim summit could be back on

Defense Secretary Mattis hints at possible ‘good news’ on the summit with North Korea; reaction from radio host Kevin McCullough and Adrienne Elrod, former Hillary Clinton campaign director of strategic communications.

Trump-Kim commemorative coin sale crashes White House gift shop website

Collectors jumping on Thursday’s news that President Trump canceled his long-anticipated meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un crashed the White House Gift Shop website trying to buy the post-summit coin.

The gift shop was selling the “unique heirloom of political history” for $19.95 and was even offering a refund initially if the June 12 summit didn’t end up taking place, according to the New York Post. The coin was going for a robust $24.95 before the cancellation was revealed.

Donald Trump Spends 90 Minutes Shaking Hands with Hundreds of Naval Academy Grads

President Donald Trump delivered the commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday and vowed to shake the hand of each outgoing student.

“I could make this commencement address — which is a great honor for me — and immediately leave and wave goodbye.”

“Or, I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100.”

“Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something.”

“What should I do? What should I do?” Trump asked the cheering crowd.

“I’ll stay, I’ll stay!”AP_18145592891433-640x480

Jobs report expected to point to better hiring — and increased interest rates

A fresh pile of evidence this week is certain to show the U.S. economy is still strong and that it’s a great time to find a job. But what that really means is the cost of borrowing for consumers and businesses is going up again soon.

Most of the attention on Wall Street will focus as usual on the increase in employment and how fast worker pay is rising. Economists predict the U.S. likely added nearly 200,000 new jobs in May, keeping the unemployment rate a hair below 4%. The yearly growth in worker pay is likely to stick near the current pace of 2.6%.

New York cop killer released from prison given right to vote under new Cuomo policy

A cop killer recently released from prison will get another added benefit of freedom: the right to vote.

Herman Bell, 70, who served 44 years in prison for the murder of two New York police officers in the 1970s, was granted parole last month by the state parole board. But a fresh decision by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue conditional pardons to more than 24,000 parolees means Bell can vote in the upcoming election.

Male student in custody after shooting at Indiana middle school; 2 victims reported

A male student was taken into custody after a shooting at an Indiana middle school that left a student and a teacher critically injured on Friday, authorities said.

Noblesville Police Department Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters Friday that a male student was detained following the call of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School at 9:06 a.m. ET.

Portland: SUV Rams 3 Women on Sidewalk, Possibly ‘Intentional’

A vehicle reportedly drove onto a sidewalk and struck multiple pedestrians near Portland State University on Friday. A police officer at the scene told reporters that three people have been rushed to the hospital.

Parkland parents call for probe into disgraced deputy’s handling of assault incident involving sheriff’s son

Some parents of the victims of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have called for a renewed investigation into Broward County Sheriff’s Officer Scot Peterson, who handled an assault case that involved Sheriff Scott Israel’s son.

On top of the parents’ frustration with Peterson, a report has surfaced regarding an assault case that involved Israel’s son Brett. Four years ago, Brett, who was then 17, and another 17-year-old student allegedly assaulted and bullied a 14-year-old freshman.

Police: 6-week-old baby seriously injured, parents arrested

High bail has been set for the parents of a seriously injured 6-week-old baby in Connecticut who is not expected to survive.

Twenty-three-year-old Edwin Babilonia and 20-year-old Ashley Perez were arraigned Friday on charges including cruelty to persons and leaving a child under 12 unsupervised.

Rachel Dolezal hit with felony theft charge in welfare fraud case

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned after her parents revealed she’s not African-American, is facing a felony theft charge in Washington state after she allegedly made false statements to secure nearly $9,000 in food and childcare assistance.

Rachel Dolezal,

Rachel Dolezal, pictured here in 2009, changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

According to court documents, investigators with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) started looking into Dolezal’s finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and emotional abuse at the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported in September that authorities were looking into the unemployment dealings of congregants and their businesses.

Houston Police Chief Says He’s ‘Watching’ Dana Loesch. She Torches Him.

It all started when Acevedo wrote a controversial Facebook post with strong Democratic overtones that said that he was “not interested” in the public’s views on gun rights because, as he suggested, guns are “the problem.”

That message and some of Acevedo’s other far-left stances on issues drew the attention of Loesch, who called him out over it.

UPDATE: UK: “We’re in a police state” (Two chilling arrests, including Tommy Robinson)

Four months ago, a woman in the UK posted to Youtube, her confrontation with a man in a car park which concluded with her telling the man who she claimed assaulted her to, “Have a gay day.”

Recently, police showed up at her door, insisting she allow them in while refusing to tell her why they were there. Incidentally, this is the same woman who was at the centre of a videotaped confrontation with the police over their refusal to enforce British Parks Regulations against Muslims praying in public,

Orwell’s Nightmare: Articles About Tommy Robinson’s Arrest Rapidly Scrubbed From the Internet

Articles about the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of independent journalist and activist Tommy Robinson are being rapidly scrubbed from the internet after the British government put restrictions in place banning any reporting on the matter.

Facebook and Google Face $8.8 Billion Lawsuits on First Day of New EU Data Laws

Facebook and Google face lawsuits of up to $8.8 billion on the first day of new GDPR EU data laws, according to a report.

The Verge reported that the two companies were hit “with a raft of lawsuits” accusing them of “coercing users into sharing personal data.”

“The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion dollars), were filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, a longtime critic of the companies’ data collection practices,” they reported, adding, “GDPR requires clear consent and justification for any personal data collected from users, and these guidelines have pushed companies across the internet to revise their privacy policies and collection practices.”

If you could run any company right now … ? ‘Facebook,’ says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton wants a bigger platform. Arguably, the biggest platform in the world.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey held a one-on-one with the former presidential candidate just ahead of Clinton’s acceptance of the prestigious Radcliffe Award at Harvard on Friday.

Healey asked Clinton if she could be CEO of any company right now, which would it be?

Commentary/ Opinion:

States Have Power Over Sports Gambling, Not Over Illegals

To assert that sports gambling and immigration and naturalization are the same undermines the authority of the Constitution itself, and has the potential to create the very crisis the creators of the Constitution were attempting to avoid.

There are many, from judges to media pundits, who now profess that this opinion regarding States’ power and sports gambling will also set a precedent to justify several States’ actions to ignore federal laws regarding immigration and naturalization. I would not even be surprised if some federal judges attempted to use this argument to render certain federal laws regarding naturalization void.