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White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked today why President Trump needed funding for the border wall if Mexico was going to pay for it.
Sean Spicer: Well I think Jim the president has been very clear that initially we needed to get the funding going and there would be several mechanisms to make sure that that happens. That funding piece will happen in due time.
CNN’s Jim Acosta then went on to ask why a wall was necessary.
Apparently, he missed out on the last election campaign.
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The sanctions put in place both freeze assets and prevent U.S. entities from making deals/doing business with 271 employees of a certain Syrian government agency whose task is the creation of non-conventional weaponry.
Breaking News: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces sanctions have been imposed in response to the Syrian chemical attack pic.twitter.com/3XORjD2G1J
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 24, 2017
Mnuchin spoke of the measures put in place, saying they illustrate, “we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons by any action and we intend to hold the Assad regime accountable for its unacceptable behavior.”
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Two-Thirds of Americans believe today’s Democrat Party is out of touch today.
That is a 39 percent swing in two years.
The Free Beacon reported:
More Americans say the Democratic Party is “out of touch with the concerns of most Americans” than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said the Democratic Party was “out of touch” with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is “in touch.” Six percent said they had no
Maybe it’s all the Putin’s puppet nonsense.
Meanwhile, 96% of Trump voters would still vote for Trump today.
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President Donald Trump’s first one hundred days in office will end April 29. As such, former President Barack Obama’s current visit to Chicago offers him an opportunity to criticize his successor. But will he take it?
On Sunday and at the invitation of Arne Duncan, Obama met with a group of Chicago’s Create Real Destiny Program, which provides services for at-risk youth. CRED was founded by the former Education Secretary.
At 12:00 ET on Monday, Obama will speak to an invitation-only crowd of college students, organizers and activists at the University of Chicago, the former president’s old stomping grounds. Billed as Obama’s “first major public appearance” since leaving the White House, the event will nevertheless include a media presence, giving the former president his first public opportunity to critique Trump’s evolving policy positions and his first one hundred days.
However, Obama may not need to be overtly critical of his successor—at least for now. In addition to Trump detractors on both sides of the aisle, the former president can safely rely on continuous pot-stirring by Organizing for Action. The 501(c)4 organization, which is headquartered in Chicago, is the successor to Organizing for America and is the work product of both the Democratic National Committee and the Obama presidential campaigns. Weekly, sometimes daily emails to subscribers from Organizing for Action push the former president’s vision to his supporters and supplicants. Here’s a sampling:April 23: “Yesterday was a big day for science + facts + progress… Chip in now to keep the momentum strong.” April 21: “Since DACA was implemented, more than 750,000 young people have earned… protected status… But the [Trump] administration’s stance has stripped them of that peace of mind.” April 13: “Yesterday, the [Trump] administration bragged that they could withhold important payments and subsidies to health insurers… What they are proposing is sabotage, plain and simple.”
In contrast to what Obama may voice in the coming days, former President George W. Bush exercised cautious restraint in criticizing his successor. In a May 28, 2009 speech to his largest audience since leaving the White house, Bush defended his administration’s policies concerning the interrogation techniques used to extract information from enemy combatants. However, at the same venue he also stated emphatically, “I am not going to criticize my successor. I wish him all the best.”
Indeed, Bush waited six months before offering a mild criticism of Obama, in which Bush again defended his administration’s policies on interrogation while also emphasizing the primary role of private enterprise in bolstering the American economy. Both positions had been repudiated by Obama.
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An Indian woman is not allowed to return home to Herderabad after she was sold for $4,500 to her Saudi sponsor.
Her family wants her to come home but her kafeel will not allow to travel since she is his property.
Times of India reported:
One more Hyderabadi woman was deceived by agents. She is facing mental and physical harassment at the hands of her kafeel (sponsor) in Saudi Arabia.
Salma Begum, 39, a resident of Babanagar ‘C’ block was allegedly sent to Saudi Arabia by two agents identified as Akram and Shafi of the same locality on January 21, 2017 on a housemaid visa.
Salma Begum’s daughter Sameena told TOI that her mother was cheated by Akram and Shafi. “My mother is in trouble in Saudi. She wants to return home but her Kafeel is not allowing her to get back here. I even met Akram requesting him to get my mother back, but he did nothing so far. We went to Kanchanbagh police station, but the police appear to be unmoved by the matter and has not taken any action so far,” Sameena said.
Sameena further said that she had learnt that her mother was sold to the kafeel for 3 lakh. “The torture started when she denied to a contract marriage with her Kafeel in Saudi Arabia. She however informed me sending message that she was sold by agents. so the Kafeel does not want to send her back,” Sameena added.
In 2015 an Indian made had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for trying to escape.
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Battle of Liberty Place in New Orleans
The Battle of Liberty Place, or Battle of Canal Street, was an attempted insurrection by the Crescent City White League against the Reconstruction Louisiana biracial Republican government on September 14, 1874, in New Orleans, where the capital of Louisiana was at that time.
Five thousand members of the White League, a paramilitary organization of the Democratic Party, made up largely of Confederate veterans, fought against the outnumbered Metropolitan Police and state militia. The insurgents held the statehouse, armory, and downtown for three days, retreating before arrival of Federal troops that restored the elected government. No insurgents were charged in the action. This was the last major event of violence stemming from the disputed 1872 gubernatorial election, after which Democrat John McEnery and Republican William Pitt Kellogg both claimed victory.
Among those injured in the fighting at Liberty Place was Algernon Sidney Badger, superintendent of the New Orleans Metropolitan Police. Born in Boston and a veteran of the Union Army, he had been living and working in New Orleans since the end of the war.
In 1891, the city erected a monument to commemorate and praise the insurrection from the Democratic Party point of view, which at the time was in firm political control of the city and state and was in the process of disenfranchising most blacks. The white marble obelisk was placed at a prominent location on Canal Street. In 1932, the city added an inscription that expressed a white supremacist view. —via Wikipedia.
Leftist activists vandalized the Battle of Liberty Place monument earlier this year.
Last night the city of New Orleans removed the monument to Democrat racism.
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Guest post by Joe Hoft
USA Today is reporting that the government may shut down by this coming Friday if Congress does not provide President Trump with a bill to keep it going.
Congress returns Monday with just five days left to keep the government from shutting down, and President Trump is adding to the pressure by demanding money for a Southwest border wall and other controversial programs that threaten a bipartisan deal.
Lawmakers passed a stop-gap spending bill in December to fund federal agencies through midnight next Friday. Congressional leaders are now scrambling to reach a bipartisan compromise on new legislation to keep the money flowing through fiscal 2017, which ends on Sept. 30.
FOX News reports that President Trump’s Budget Director will not say whether the President will mandate money for a border wall in this week’s discussions with Congress.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney declined to say Sunday whether President Trump will insist Congress include money for his border wall in a spending bill or risk a government shutdown later this week.
What the media is not telling you is that since President Trump’s Inauguration the amount of debt owed by the US government has decreased by $100 billion.
Under President Obama, the US debt grew by more than $560 billion which was an increase of more than 5% in his first 3 months in office.
The difference in debt burden to the US is the story that should be reported this week. President Trump decreased the US debt burden while President Obama in his first 3 months increased the US debt for a difference between Presidents of 2/3 of a trillion dollars.
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Guest post be Aleister at American Lookout:
Sahar Nowrouzzadeh with President Obama (White House photo)
A woman who worked in the State Department and was instrumental in putting together the Iran nuclear deal has been reassigned and conservative media is being blamed.
The Hill reports:
State Dept. official reassigned after conservative media criticism: report
A top State Department official who helped shape the Iran nuclear deal has reportedly been reassigned following criticism from conservative media outlets that questioned her loyalty to President Trump’s administration.
Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s yearlong assignment to the secretary of State’s policy planning team was cut short earlier this month following critical stories from the Conservative Review and Breitbart News, Politico reported Friday.
A State Department official told Politico that Nowrouzzadeh did not want to be reassigned, and multiple officials in the State Department believe the media attacks were to blame.
“It puts people on edge,” an unnamed State Department official told Politico…
Another official said that the conservative media attacks were of concern to those high up in Trump’s administration.
Frankly, anyone who was involved in the creation of the Iran nuclear deal probably should have been let go. It’s an awful deal and the Obama administration lied to the American people during its creation.
It’s hard to see how this is woman’s reassignment is a sad story.
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Sean Hannity responded to The Blaze regarding these accusations:
“LET ME BE CLEAR – THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual are 100% false and a complete fabrication.
This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.
The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with.
This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.
My patience with this individual is over. I have retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country who are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action we will be taking against this individual.
In this fiercely divided & vindictive political climate, I will no longer allow slander and lies about me to go unchallenged, as I see a coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views. I will fight every single lie about me by all legal means available to me as an American.”
Debbie Schlussel has been after Hannity’s scalp for years.
Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters is paying her daughter, Karen Waters ANOTHER $108,000 from campaign funds to send out 200,000 mailers. Karen Waters has collected approximately $650,000 to date for ‘running’ her mother’s mailer campaign.
Once Karen Waters collects the $108,000, she will have made over $750,000 for sending out mailers since 2006. Wow, I never knew sending out mailers was a 6-figure paying job and could make one a millionaire is such a short period of time!
Via Free Beacon:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother’s campaign.
Karen is in charge of a “slate mailer” operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters’ federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.
The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an “official sample ballot” and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters’ campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements.
Karen Waters collected $65,287 throughout the 2016 cycle to run the slate mailer operation. Karen, along with her firm Progressive Connections, has received nearly $650,000 in payments from Citizens for Waters since 2006.
Waters’ most recent filings to the Federal Election Commission show that an outstanding balance of $108,952.15 is owed to Karen Waters. When Karen is paid the money that she is owed, she will have pocketed around $750,000 for running the mailers for the campaign since 2006.
I wonder if any business in the private sector pays $108,000 to send out 200,000 mailers. Maxine Waters and her family are life long grifters. She’s the female version of Al Sharpton. No one really knows how she got to where she did or what she has ever accomplished. She feeds at the government trough while spewing hatred day in and day out and apparently she’s the new face of the Democrat party.
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