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Suspect in Pitt student’s killing pleads in Myrtle Beach

A man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment has pleaded guilty to charges in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was arrested on the Pennsylvania homicide warrant.

Identity Politics Wins: Now Everyone Thinks They´re Discriminated Against

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Wed, 25 09 2017 12:09:46 GMT American Culture: Just how far off the deep end has the country gone in terms of identity politics? Far enough that pretty much everyone now thinks he or she is being discriminated against. That´s the finding of a new survey, at least, and it is deeply dispiriting. The poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health was taken over the span of four months and includes responses from more than 3,400 people across the country. What it found was that a majority of those in each of six different race and sexual orientation categories say

From Montana to Puerto Rico, a Small Firm Strikes a Powerful Deal

New York Times, by Deborah Acosta, Jack Healy Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 25 26 2017 12:26:33 GMT For the past two years, Andy Techmanski ran a tiny family utility-contracting company out of his home in the ski town of Whitefish, Mont., getting relatively modest jobs out West. (Snip) But now, Mr. Techmanski and his father-and-son firm, Whitefish Energy, are drawing widespread attention and congressional scrutiny for an outsized deal half a world away: a $300 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to rebuild 100 miles of power transmission lines across the island’s shattered electric grid. “We just answered the call,” Mr. Techmanski said in an interview from Puerto Rico. “We got on a plane and

Would Repealing the Jones Act Help Puerto Rico?

New York Times, by Niraj Chokshi Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 25 55 2017 12:55:57 GMT It wasn’t long after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico that attention turned to a century-old shipping law. A group of lawmakers urged the Trump administration to suspend the law, known as the Jones Act, for one year to expand access to oil, food and other supplies. The administration granted a 10-day waiver but declined to renew it, arguing that it wasn’t necessary for humanitarian relief. (Snip) Officially called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act requires goods shipped within the United States to be carried on vessels owned, operated and built by Americans. It was passed for two reasons: to support the

Watch CNN’s Dana Bash struggle trying to diminish news of House investigation of Uranium One Scandal

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 03 2017 01:03:12 GMT Like some massive Florida sinkhole, the earth is falling away under the feet of Trump haters convinced that Russian influence on American politics amounts to a “second Pearl Harbor.” Like a boomerang, the charges of collusion and treason flung at the GOP are flying back in the direction of the Obamas and the Clintons. Even before the revelation that the salacious, phony so’called “Trump Dossier” was derived from an effort paid for by Hillary’s campaign and the DNC, the boomerang was visibly starting its 180. The news that the House Intelligence Committee will investigate how the FBI allowed the Uranium

After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next

Washington Examiner, by Byron York Posted By: Toledo- Wed, 25 07 2017 01:07:39 GMT Investigators looking into the so’called “Trump dossier” were not surprised when news broke Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, working through the Democrats´ law firm, Perkins Coie, financed the “salacious and unverified” compilation of allegations of Trump collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. (The “salacious and unverified” description comes from former FBI Director James Comey.) There had been plenty of talk about the Democrats and Perkins Coie, so much that investigators almost assumed that was the case. But it wasn´t until the Washington Post broke the story that it was confirmed. “I´m shocked,” one lawmaker joked

What the Left Hopes to Achieve by Attacking the Founders

Daily Signal, by Walter E. Williams Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 25 07 2017 01:07:50 GMT Our nation’s leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote—limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation’s college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors, and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let’s look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia desecrated the statue of Thomas Jefferson, the

The lesson the media refuses to learn

Donsurber.com, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 09 2017 01:09:29 GMT To know where we stand, we must remember where we came from. The media howls at President Trump, and sneers at his supporters. But that is the pain from not seeing the train coming ” and still 50 weeks later, not being wise enough to learn from their mistake. As Glenn Reynolds said: “Our ruling class, still clueless.”So let us go back and revisit where they went wrong. They trusted polls. A year ago today, Nate Silver gave Donald Trump less than a 14% chance of winning ” two weeks before the election. His prediction was 338 Electoral College votes for her, 198 for

Flake off, Flake

Donsurber.com, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 14 2017 01:14:10 GMT As a child, Jeff Flake no doubt took a lot of flak for being a Flake. Today, he showed he is also a flake. Flake blames Trump but the failure is all his and his record shows it. He never fought or led, he caved: https://t.co/Tl6blAilKz pic.twitter.com/jZiE1YxOg5 — DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) October 24, 2017 In an I´m’taking’my’ball’home speech, the Arizona Republican senator denounced the president and his voters. For eight years, Flake failed the people of Arizona by not keeping his word and opposing illegal immigration. If a man´s word is not his bond, he is not a man.

Man Who Threw Russian Flag At Trump Was Earlier Standing Next To Senator Bob Corker

DCWhispers, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 25 19 2017 01:19:46 GMT Senator Corker has become the most outspoken Establishment Republican to attack POTUS Trump recently and today was seen standing next to a man who just moments later stages an odd anti’Trump protest that included shouting and the throwing of a Russian flag as the President walked past him in the halls of Congress. Many are now wondering how this man managed to get so close to the President – and why he was earlier seen standing next to Senator Corker. Check it out: (Video below)A man identified as Ryan Clayton is seen standing near Senator Bob Corker earlier today. Soon