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In The News:
Power outage totals from a Northeastern storm have climbed to more than 250,000 just in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Jurors convicted a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on federal bribery and fraud charges Tuesday in a trial that further exposed the state capital’s culture of backroom deal-making.
MIAMI — Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
At least one person was killed and several others were seriously injured Tuesday when a charter bus filled with high school students plunged into a 50-foot Alabama ravine — trapping those on the mangled vehicle until rescuers could rappel down to free them.
President Trump on Tuesday ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and said he is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” the president tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!”
President Trump delivers remarks to the media while departing the White House heading to California. President Trump discusses the replacement of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State with CIA Director Mike Pompeo; and the nomination of Gina Haspel to be the new CIA Director.
President Trump’s pick to head the CIA is a seasoned spymaster who has avoided the limelight during a 32-year that has included stints running overseas “black sites” where dangerous terrorists were waterboarded.
Gina Haspel, 61, must be confirmed by the Senate before she takes command of the spy agency from Mike Pompeo, who Trump nominated as Secretary of State after firing Rex Tillerson.
March 13 (UPI) — As part of his first trip to California as president, Donald Trump was scheduled to speak to troops Tuesday afternoon.
Trump is set to give remarks at 2 p.m. PDT at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
According to a House Intelligence Committee report, Clapper leaked that Trump had been briefed by senior officials on the contents of the dossier and in effect, the briefing, “gave the dossier legs and news agencies began to publish its contents because it had now become official news”
The communications in question are related to McCabe’s wife’s unsuccessful run for Virginia State senate and might also contain invaluable information on McCabe’s role in the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server used to send classified information, several former FBI sources and a government official told this reporter.
Draft of new report by GOP House Intel Committee finds no evidence of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, but warns U.S. is woefully unprepared to check Russian meddling efforts. Rep. Mike Conaway sounds off.
The Russian Embassy took to Twitter Monday night with a string of snarky tweets dismissing alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The tweets were sent about an hour after Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up an inquiry into the Russia probe, revealing they found “no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”
The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-aDonald Trump in 2016.
People who asked for records under the Freedom of Information Act received censored files or nothing in 78 percent of 823,222 requests, a record over the past decade. When it provided no records, the government said it could find no information related to the request in a little over half those cases.
It turned over everything requested in roughly one of every five FOIA requests, according to the AP analysis.
LATEST FROM DENEEN
They Call Trump Racist Yet Befriend Avowed Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan
Need more proof that Reps. Maxine Waters, Keith Ellison, and Al Green are hypocrites? Look no further than their long-time friend Louis Farrakhan.
On Monday, a woman who was never elected to the presidency, Hillary Clinton, spoke to a crowd in India. There, she laid out the reason she lost: those stupid, stupid poor people.
Yes, Hillary was a blue collar candidate, all right.
Here’s what she said:
Named “Cora,” the vehicle can “take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane,” its creator, California-based Kitty Hawk, said on its website.
Cora, in development for eight years, is self-piloting, can fly faster than 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour) and has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), according to the company.
“Students at public colleges and universities in Florida should not have their free speech quarantined by overly restrictive policies,” FIRE legislative and policy director Joe Cohn said in a press release. “Now that Florida’s Campus Free Expression Act is law, these egregious policies of censorship must be rescinded immediately.”
Authorities in Salt Lake City on Monday released federal courtroom footage from 2014 that shows a U.S. marshal firing four fatal shots as a defendant armed with a pen charged a shackeled witness.
Angela Aguilar had just gone back inside her Fullerton home to cook. She thought her 6-year-old daughter, Grace, was also inside.
Grace Aguilar, though, was in the front yard, where she had gone to sit by her favorite tree. Angela Aguilar heard the crash, but she didn’t realize that an out-of-control driver had struck her daughter.
Less than a year after Baltimore prosecutors ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes because it could get the offenders deported, Maryland’s largest city will hire immigration attorneys to help those facing removal.
It’s important to note that Baltimore has the nation’s highest per capita homicide rate and has been coined the deadliest big city in the United States by a mainstream newspaper.
On August 14, the Committee sent letters to Ms. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Burwell to better understand the role of federal funding in Planned Parenthood operations.
In that HHS provides a significant portion of the federal funds that Planned Parenthood receives, the Committee seeks to understand the Department’s oversight of these funds including what restrictions or regulations apply to the use of funding provided by HHS to Planned Parenthood or its affiliates.
Takeaways: Planned Parenthood does not need federal subsidies.
Planned Parenthood is self-sustaining.Reported revenue of $1.3 billion in their most recent annual report.
Reported $127 million in net income and reported holding $1.4 billion in assets for 2013-2014…
Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.
(Reuters) – Yellowstone National Park, which sits atop one of the world’s largest super-volcanoes, was struck on Sunday by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, the biggest recorded there since February 1980, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.
Several people were injured after a strong tornado reportedly ripped through a city in southern Italy on Monday.
The twister caused several shop and street signs to fall into the streets of Caserta, including a Burger King sign that crushed several cars, Castera News reported.
TOKYO (AP) — Hopes for the release of three American citizens imprisoned in North Korea got a big boost by the news of a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Freeing the prisoners would be relatively low-hanging fruit and a sign of goodwill by Kim. It would also mark something of a personal success for Trump, who has highlighted the issue since last June, when University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier died days after North Korea turned him over to American authorities.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain gave President Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence.
Denmark has announced a crackdown on migrant-dominated ghettos, but how likely are the new measures to actually come into force, and will they make a difference? The fate of Europe’s previous anti-ghetto plans offers a guide.
While Cancun is known for its spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the tourist hotspot is in the grips of a brutal and growing crime wave that threatens to leave it a ghost town.
Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, things are so bad in Cancun that the murder rate has doubled in the past year — with 169 killings in the first half of 2017.
March 13 (UPI) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.
An explosion went off near the leader’s convoy Tuesday morning, officials said. Hamdallah and Palestinian Intelligence Chief Majid Faraj, who’d accompanied him, were not hurt.
Islam / Terrorist / War on Terror:
For years Clarion Project and others warned that the Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah poses a direct threat to the United States. Now experts gathered in Florida told a Congressional field hearing that Hezbollah has infiltrated large areas in South America, is working with drug cartels and poses a major threat to Florida and the U.S. in general.
The principal of the Quranic school (Boubou F.) told the boy his hairstyle was forbidden by Islam and that he needed to be punished. He sent another pupil to get an electric shaver, with which he reportedly shaved the boy’s head in front of the class.
The following day the principal called his brother (Mamadi F.), a monitor employed by Sarcelles city council, and asked him to find some “heavies” to beat the boy. He was surrounded by the principal and around 15-20 other people. He was taken into a utility room where he was beaten for two hours by Mamadi F., another monitor and a mediator (Souley S.) also employed by the city council.
Nearly six years after his arrest, a Hillside man has finally been declared fit to stand trial on terrorism charges alleging he tried to detonate a bomb outside a Loop bar.
Adel Daoud, now 24, was sent to a mental health facility in North Carolina in 2016 after U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman sided with Daoud’s attorneys and found him incompetent to stand trial.
Commentary / Opinion:
A good read with helpful links and related articles. Social Media Purges of Conservatives and Christians Spark Outcry
With social-media giants becoming increasingly hostile to anyone who disagrees with statist and globalist ideology, a growing chorus of voices is sounding the alarm. Christians, conservatives, libertarians, patriots, and more have all been purged from key platforms. On Capitol Hill and across America, outrage over the politically motivated “censorship” is escalating. Now, with lawsuits flying and calls for regulation getting louder, a number of legal issues confront the Internet behemoths — Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, and more — that could see dramatic changes in the years ahead.
In recent weeks, we have witnessed an unprecedented social media crackdown on conservative voices. YouTube’s war with Alex Jones has gotten the most attention, but literally hundreds of conservative content creators have had their accounts penalized, suspended or deleted by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants.
Is there an internet purge of conservative voices or voices of dissension online?
The Dan Bongino Show Ep. 675 Did They All Get Played?
In this episode I address the recent comments by Hillary Clinton about why she lost. I also discuss the revelations that Russian oligarchs are connected to numerous players in the Obamagate spying scandal. Finally, I address the economic absurdity of liberals’ love affair with inflation.
Cybercriminals have now come up with another way of exploiting unsuspecting users’ identity. Having multiple accounts online is a common practice as we use all sorts of services from carrying out transactions on PayPal to social networking through Facebook and buying groceries from Walmart.
Governments have transformed the internet into a surveillance platform, but they are not omnipotent. They’re limited by material resources as much as the rest of us. We might not all be able to prevent the NSA and GCHQ from spying on us, but we can at least create more obstacles and make surveilling us more expensive. The more infrastructure you run, the safer the communication will be.