The debate over what to do with Canadians who join ISIS, and fight with the so-called Islamic State is in the spotlight tonight. A British Government Minister says they should be killed. But is that morally right? David Akin delves into the moral dilemma.
Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch again protested during the U.S. national anthem Sunday at a game against the New England Patriots in Mexico by sitting during The Star-Spangled Banner, but standing during the Mexican national anthem.
While there did not appear to be any other anthem protests ahead of the game in Mexico City, the Raiders running back sat down for a majority of the U.S. anthem.
Lynch has not stood for The Star-Spangled banner since he came out of retirement this season to join the Raiders.
Other NFL members playing in America, however, protested ahead of their games.
Most players, who protest during the anthem to address social justice issues, put a pause on kneeling during the anthem last weekend in honor of Veterans Day.
The United States issued nearly 30,000 visas to people from nations officially designated as sponsors of terrorism over the last decade through the Diversity Visa "lottery" program, the White House said Monday.
According to State Department statistics, since 2007, the U.S. has admitted 20,739 individuals from Iran; 7,232 from Sudan, and 812 from Syria through the Visa Lottery program –Iran, Sudan and Syria are currently the only countries designated by the State Department as “state sponsors of terrorism.”
The program offers a lottery for up to 50,000 immigrant visas annually, “drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration” to the U.S., according to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
That random selection, according to the State Department, is through a computer-generated drawing for foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence, or a green card, in the U.S. each year.
The program originated as part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., then a member of the House. Schumer’s measure to make a set number of visas available to “diversity immigrants” from certain countries was absorbed into a larger House immigration bill, which was sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, including several Republicans.
That bill was ultimately passed in a bipartisan vote, and was signed by President George H.W. Bush.
But despite the bipartisan passage of the program, President Trump has called for its elimination, and the termination of chain migration, which happens when immigrants can enter the country, simply to be united with a relative already living in the U.S.
Trump’s latest calls for these programs to end stemmed from the revelations that the ISIS-sympathizer, Sayfullo Saipov, who allegedly carried out the Halloween terror attack in New York City that killed eight and injured 11, entered the U.S. through the lottery system in 2010 from Uzbekistan.
“I am calling on Congress to TERMINATE the diversity visa lottery program that presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security,” Trump tweeted earlier this month following the attack. “Congress must end chain migration so that we can have a system that is SECURITY BASED! We need to make AMERICA SAFE! #USA.”
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and director Brett Ratner are now facing new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. Simmons is accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old model while Ratner watched. Keri Claussen Khalighi alleges that she met the two men at a casting call and accompanied them to dinner in 1991. The trio soon went back to Simmons’ apartment to watch a music video the two had been working on. At the time Ratner was a music video director. According to the LA Times, at the apartment she claims Simmons began to make “aggressive sexual advances.” He proceeded to take off her clothes. She recalled, “I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face. In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.” Simmons was then about twice her age.
Khalighi said that he tried to force her to have intercourse. she said, “I fought it wildly." She said he eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex.
A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters -- but the boy's parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off.
Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as “FNN” with the caption, “Fake News Network.”
A teacher asked him to remove it before the tour, but the school has since apologized to the Jesters. However, the parents want an apology for Jaxon because, they say, the whole thing was his idea and he has the right to free speech.
“This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip,” Stan Jester wrote in a blog post. “As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request.”
Australia, there may be hope for you yet.
In a story quickly going viral, a Labor senator named Katy Gallagher accused fellow Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield of “mansplaining” during a proceeding after a particularly lengthy explanation of government processes. Initially confused by the unfamiliar term, the Senator quickly exploded into a righteous rant that, in the politest possible way, shut down the accusation completely.
I present it here in admiration of your manly glory, Senator Fifield.
A video shows how the quarrel escalates in a residential building in Basel: Ten hooded persons forcibly gain access to an apartment, handcuffing and gagging the family of five living in it. The children are very small, walk partly naked through the apartment and scream scared. The camera that records the whole thing goes unnoticed.
The intruders are, according to Tele Basel Linksautonomes, the incident took place on March 20, 2016. According to the report, the woman and the man who live in the flat are a Russian artist couple who have performed state-critical performances in their homeland.
They had co-founded the artist collective Woina (Russian for war) and have since been politically persecuted. For this reason, the family had used an invitation from the Cabaret Voltaire and had fled to Switzerland.
On Monday Gloria Allred and her client Beverly Young Nelson accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape in 1977.
On Wednesday Allred refused to say the yearbook signature was not a forgery.
Moore’s attorney also called on the accuser to release the yearbook to determine if it is indeed the Judge’s signature inside on it.
“We demand you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian so our expert can look at the actual document, release the yearbook so we can determine is it genuine or is it a fraud,” Jauregui told reporters in Birmingham, The Hill reported.
Just hours after CNN ran a fake story planning that slavery was still occurring in Libya, African and Muslim migrants took to the streets to protest, in the wrong country!
The streets of Paris were turned into a war zone after these protesters began hurling rocks, smashing stores, assaulting Parisians, and causing complete and utter chaos in the streets after a fake news story published by CNN claimed the slave trade was still going strong in Libya.
With the story left out is that the slave trade is solely controlled by the terrorist group ISIS. And has absolutely nothing to do with the French government whatsoever.
Needless to say, CNN has once again cause a riot to occur because of a fake news story.
This is reminiscent of the fake news story that calls numerous riots in the United States, such as the fake news story about Mike Brown", hands up don't shoot", or even the Freddie Gray debacle that nearly burned down most of Baltimore.
The photo is clear: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is touching the chest of journalist Leeann Tweeden while Tweeden slept on the plane ride home from a USO tour in 2006.
Franken, a comedian at the time, has said he “intended to be funny but wasn't” and added that “it's obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture.”
Nevertheless, many news outlets have cautiously reported the act preserved on camera as an accusation, informing audiences that Tweeden alleges or says Franken groped her.
A confidential informant to the FBI in an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in an Obama administration-era uranium company deal was identified on Thursday as a former lobbyist for a Russian company.
The lobbyist, William Campbell, told Reuters he is the informant who will testify before Congress about the 2010 sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium assets in the U.S., to the Russian state-owned nuclear giant Rosatom. Campbell provided information and documents to the FBI while undercover inside a U.S. unit of Rosatom in Maryland.
Senate Republicans who launched the investigation into Clinton’s role in the deal had kept the informant’s name secret, and his lawyer had declined to reveal his identity.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was filmed forcing a young girl to touch his crotch during a ceremonial Senate swearing-in session at the Capitol on January 6, 2015. The video by C-SPAN shows the startled girl recoiling in shock at what she was forced to feel. One observer describes the act by Biden as a “double-tap on his (manhood).”
A 2000 Comedy Central Roast of director Rob Reiner featured Franken making baby rape jokes about Reiner. “On a typical night, Carl [Reiner] would slip into Rob’s bed, roll him over, swab him down and say something like, ‘I’m thinking about hiring Morey Amsterdam to play Buddy Sorrell, what do you think?'” Franken said as Reiner blurted out, “Oh, Jesus.”
“Well, the success of The Dick Van Dyke Show changed things dramatically, Carl started inviting many of his famous friends to fuck his son,” Franken continued. “That list includes some of the greats in comedy: Paul Lynde, Dom DeLuise, Rip Taylor, Danny Kaye, Charles Nelson Reilly and Rock Hudson – whom, I frankly don’t think is that funny.”
“Thank you for doing so much to make sure another kid doesn’t end up like you,” Franken snarked.
What happened to believing women when they speak out against powerful male accusers? On Thursday, evidence broke of a 2006 incident in which Democrat Al Franken groped and forcibly kissed TV and radio personality Leeaan Tweeden. Photographic proof backs up her claim.
Yet, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt described the now-Senator's predatory behavior this way: “[Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was of a joke, that showed him potentially — not actually groping — but mock-groping her while she was asleep.”
In the noon hour, Hunt repeated her mild description. This time, she didn't cite the Franken staff and made it her own: “Then she also published a picture that was given to her of her asleep with Senator Franken mock-groping her.” This isn’t how Tweeden described the unwanted attention. She didn’t offer qualifiers such as “mock-groping” or “not actually groping”
It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:
I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.
I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.
How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?
The former manager of the Gadsden Mall in Alabama, Barnes Boyle, has denied ever banning GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore from the shopping center because he harassed teenage girls.
Boyle, who managed the center from 1981 to 1996 and plans to vote for Moore in next month's election, said he would have documented any such incident and does not believe the mall has the paperwork to prove any such ban took place.
"We did have written reports and things. But to my knowledge, he was not banned from the mall," Boyle told WBRC in Birmingham, Ala.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we will permit an independent examiner of the writing…We will allow all of this to be asked and answered at the hearing,” Allred said.
“But that’s not a flat denial, Gloria,” Blitzer said.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we’re not denying, we’re not admitting, we’re not addressing,” Allred said. “We will not be distracted.”
Blitzer asked why Allred needed a Senate hearing and would not just permit an independent handwriting expert to take a look.
“Well, uh, all I can say is we want it done in a professional setting to the extent possible, that’s the only setting in which people can testify under oath,” Allred said.
The three UCLA basketball freshmen arrested for shoplifting in China thanked President Donald Trump for his assistance and expressed remorse for their actions in a brief press conference on Wednesday.
LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested on Nov. 8 after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses in Hangzhou, and they faced potentially stiff prison sentences.
Trump learned of the saga while in Beijing, and he asked Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to intercede. The players, who had been traveling with their team and were detained in their hotel in Hangzhou, were allowed to return to Los Angeles, and the PAC-12 conference released a statement that the matter had been resolved to the satisfaction of Chinese authorities.
Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday about the saga, wondering—seemingly sarcastically—whether the players would thank him, saying, "they were headed for 10 years in jail!"
The players each spoke in turn, all stating they regretted their actions and apologizing. Riley sighed deeply after mentioning Trump.
"To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. We really appreciate you helping us out," he said before sighing.
Ball said he had exercised poor judgment and said he had been raised better than his actions showed.
"I would also like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help that they provided as well," Ball said.
Hill said he hoped the saga would help him become a better person and also thanked Trump and the government for their intercession.
UCLA head coach Steve Alford has said the three freshmen are "indefinitely suspended" from the program for their conduct.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) made a Senate floor speech in 2010 in which he referenced the woman by name who has accused him of sexually assaulting her, calling her "a beautiful woman."
Leeann Tweeden, now a Los Angeles-based radio news anchor, alleged Thursday that Franken aggressively kissed her without consent while they were rehearsing for a skit during a USO tour in 2006. She also posted a photograph of a smiling Franken grabbing her breasts through her flak vest while she slept on a plane ride home from the Middle East.
Franken said he remembered the rehearsal differently but apologized for his actions, and he said he would cooperate with an ethics investigation into his actions.
CNN found a clip of Franken talking about Tweeden while speaking on the Senate floor on Sept. 21, 2010. The remarks he made about Tweeden were not part of his prepared remarks, according to a transcript of the speech on his website.
Franken went to the floor to discuss repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for homosexual service members. He began discussing his experiences doing USO tours and diverged from his prepared remarks to specifically talk about one particular tour.
"The last four years, I was in Iraq and Afghanistan and Kuwait, and I'd go with a very eclectic tour of guys and women. Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. Country western artists," Franken said. "Almost all of them were very right-wing, and we love each other, because we went on these tours."
He then discussed one show in particular that involved Tweeden and lasted four hours.
"During the show, I was kind of a co-host with a beautiful woman named Leeann Tweeden, and we'd do comedy routines, and we'd introduce music and introduce the cheerleaders, and I'd go out and do a monologue. And this was something I would do—I'd done for a number of years," Franken said.
In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege.
Also on the trip were country music artists Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, Keni Thomas, and some cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys. The headliner was comedian and now-senator, Al Franken.
Franken had written some skits for the show and brought props and costumes to go along with them. Like many USO shows before and since, the skits were full of sexual innuendo geared toward a young, male audience.
As a TV host and sports broadcaster, as well as a model familiar to the audience from the covers of FHM, Maxim and Playboy, I was only expecting to emcee and introduce the acts, but Franken said he had written a part for me that he thought would be funny, and I agreed to play along.
When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.
On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, “We need to rehearse the kiss.” I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, ‘Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don’t need to rehearse the kiss.’
He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.
He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.
I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.
I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.
I felt disgusted and violated.
CNN has been in a downward spiral for years now as their fake news stories continue to push away viewers of both Democrat and Republican ideologies.
Over the past few months CNN has plummeted in ratings while their direct competition for the liberal market, MSNBC, has made inroads against them by stealing their viewers.
Perhaps stories like this are exactly why CNN is failing so miserably. They just ran a segment on a dog's ear that looks like president Trump.
According to a report from Mobile, AL CBS affiliate WKRG, “at least one person” in their viewing area had received a robocall seeking “damaging information about Roy Moore.”
The robocall, captured in a voicemail recording by Creola, AL pastor Al Moore, is from a man claiming to be a Washington Post reporter by the name of “Bernie Bernstein” and offers a “reward” for “damaging remarks.”
“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for The Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.”
Once again we see just how stupid some of these Libtard can truly be. Watch this want to be Antifa goon act like a complete moron outside of his gun store after being politely asked to leave by the store clerk.
At one point the idiot even suggest that the Gaston flag is actually racist, and apparently is also a symbol of Nazi-ism. Which obviously makes absolutely no sense, but these people are just this stupid.
The entire event occurred in Olympia, Washington.
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters continued her crusade against President Trump this week by leading women at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in an “Impeach 45!” chant at Brooklyn’s King Theatre.
Waters addressed a theatre packed with liberal women – and school girls bused in from around Manhattan – on Monday, when she heaped praise on Glamour, a progressive women’s magazine that honored the 79-year-old career politician with its Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, and took shots at the president.
While many speeches during the evening by other honorees like Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid, and others were mostly uplifting messages seemingly aimed at local school girls, Waters focused on recruiting the next generation of progressive politicians and her never-ending campaign to oust the president.
After 8 years of Obama adding almost $8 trillion to the US deficit, nearly doubling the first 43 presidents combined, CBS news suddenly gives a shit if the deficit raises just one month under Trump. However, after completely ignoring several months of deficit reductions due to trade deals being canceled, new trade deals being added, and numerous other alterations carried out by the Trump administration that have led to record deficit reductions, CBS now wants to highlight small increases.
Here is the text they added to go with this video.
The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.2 billion, up sharply from a year ago.
The Treasury Department reported Monday that the October deficit was 37.9 percent higher than the $45.8 billion deficit recorded in October 2016.
Both government receipts and spending were up for the month, with receipts climbing 14.3 percent to $235.3 billion, a record for the month of October. The larger spending figure was up a sizable 11.6 percent to $298.6 billion.
The deficit for the 2017 budget year, which ended on Sept. 30, totaled $666 billion, up 13.7 percent from a 2016 deficit of $586 billion.
Jon Stewart spoke for the first time about the allegations against his good friend and fellow comedian Lewis C.K. on Tuesday, telling Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie he was 'stunned' when he heard the news.
The former host of The Daily Show went on to say that he was angry at his friend for and at himself, admitting that he took the comedian at his word when he 'assured' him that rumors about any sexual misconduct were false.
'You give you friends the benefit of the doubt,' explained Stewart, who was on the NBC morning show to promote his upcoming HBO special 'Night of Too Many Stars.'
C.K. was cut from the previously filmed autism benefit in the wake of last week's New York Times expose, which featured interviews with five women who accused C.K. of inappropriate behavior.
One day later, the comedian released a statement in which he said that all five women were telling the truth.
'You find yourself at a moment of, did I miss something? Could I have done more? In this situation, we all could have,' said Stewart.
'You feel anger on what he did to people.'
Nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for a New Mexico man running for Congress, police found him at an Albuquerque apartment complex.
What he’s been doing since the warrant was issued out of Santa Fe, is a mystery.
Democrat David Alcon is running for the state’s open District 2 Congressional Seat. Now, he’s behind bars for allegedly stalking a woman in Santa Fe.
A woman attending a Halloween party on October 28 at a hotel in Santa Fe said she started receiving persistent texts from Alcon — some suggesting that he was watching her, other messages professing his love for her, and one picture of his genitals.
Body language expert breaks down the vocal discrepancies and signs of deception that were on full display as the liberal hack, and close Clinton friend, Gloria Allred, brings out yet another woman claiming sexual assault against the Republican candidate prior to an election.
The conclusion was that the latest accuser is simply faking, and not a very good actress.
Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity.
Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. Turns out the purple ride he drives around in is called a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines he says.
Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial. It refers to someone born one race, but identifies with another.
Sound weird? Not to them. Ja Du says he grew up enjoying Filipino food, events and the overall culture.
George Lopez wanted to shout it out loud on stage with KISS, but the problem was band members were just trying to answer questions from fans … so George got the boot.
A Navy veteran who served 22 years for his country and then served in the Secret Service claims a family friend who lives in Alabama told his wife that a Washington Post reporter “named Beth” approached her and offered her THOUSANDS to accuse Judge Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual advances!
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and two top Senate Democrats on Sunday refused to say whether Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) should step down if he is convicted by a jury in his corruption trial.
"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) whether he thought Menendez should step down from his Senate seat if the jury convicts him, emphasizing the meaning of conviction versus their previous exchange on allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama.
Van Hollen said that he was going to leave the case to the jury and was not going to get ahead of the game when it comes to making a decision on whether he should step down.
"People on the jury will look at the facts, just like people in Alabama will have to look at the facts, and they'll have to render a decision," Van Hollen said. "I'm not going to speculate about what the outcome of that jury decision will be."
Similarly, CNN's Jake Tapper asked Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) Sunday whether he would vote to expel Menendez if he is convicted of the corruption charges.
"I'm not going to get into the hypotheticals on either of these situations, as I said several steps removed," Durbin said, also referring to the Moore accusations. "I'm hopeful that when all is said and done that Bob Menendez will be returning to the Senate representing the state of New Jersey."
All right. Roy Moore, Elise, I’ve got to ask you here, what’s the party– I mean Pat Toomey wouldn’t answer the question. What’s worse, if Roy Moore wins or loses, for the GOP?
I think absolutely it is worse if Roy Moore wins, for the GOP. And you look at that interview, that’s case in point. It was so uncomfortable for Senator Toomey to try to defend these charges of pedophilia against Roy Moore. And he was forced to say the allegations were 40 years old.
In fairness, the molestation doesn’t– it isn’t pedophilia. We looked up this legal definition to be careful there. But it’s molestation.
When it’s teen.
When you’re debate–
When it’s pre-teen it is pedophilia.
But when you are having to say–
When we’re having to debate this.
–when you are having to defend someone who is accused of it and who there are corroborated eyewitnesses backing up the case, it’s a tough position to be in.
Charlie Cook, is Mitch McConnell, the way he’s been– this clearly felt almost orchestrated. The minute, within an hour, this came out, many of the McConnell allies came out and said, “He’s got to go.” Sounds like Mitch McConnell has decided it’s worse if Roy Moore wins.