President Trump announced via Twitter that he will be conducting a rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday during the Correspondent's Dinner. This looks like a good decision is light of recent reports that 89% of coverage of the President in the last 90 days has been aggressively negatove.
In addition to the president's absence from the correspondents dinner, no members of the White House staff are planning to attend the event either.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
The latest deadly ISIS attack in Paris on the famed Champs-Elysees — the heart of the city’s shopping district — may be the tipping point mobilizing voters to pull the lever for Marine Le Pen on Sunday in France’s high-stakes first round of its presidential election.
Similar to how Donald Trump’s bold rhetoric of building a wall and banning immigration from jihadi-saturated Muslim-majority nations fueled his stunning victory last November, so too could the latest attack propel Le Pen to victory.
Share Tweet Email AP BY: Sam DormanApril 27, 2017 7:47 pm A Harvard University study found that raising the minimum wage increased the likelihood that restaurants, especially of lower quality, would close and made it less likely that new restaurants would open. The study “Survival of the Fittest: The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Firm […]
Share Tweet Email Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta / Getty Images BY: Bill McMorris Follow @FBillMcMorrisApril 27, 2017 6:49 pm Florida International University law school dean Alexander Acosta will succeed Democratic Party boss Tom Perez as secretary of labor. The Senate voted 60-38 to confirm Acosta on Thursday evening, making him the last nominee to assume his […]
Share Tweet Email Montana Democrat Rob Quist / Still from YouTube BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscherApril 27, 2017 5:17 pm Montana Democrat Rob Quist has gone to great lengths through campaign ads to present himself as a defender of gun rights, but on Thursday he campaigned alongside vocal celebrity gun-control activist Alyssa Milano. Quist has […]
Share Tweet Email Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) / AP BY: Alex Griswold Follow @HashtagGriswoldApril 27, 2017 5:05 pm Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) spoke to the Huffington Post on Thursday and fondly remembered the 1992 Los Angeles riots, insisting they were actually an “insurrection.” More than 50 people were killed during the riots, with thousands […]
Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Sam DormanApril 27, 2017 3:43 pm President Donald Trump imposed less than one percent of the regulatory burdens that former President Barack Obama did during his first 100 days, according to a new study from the American Action Forum. The conservative think tank tracked regulatory costs created by each administration during […]
Share Tweet Email Montana Democrat Rob Quist / Still from YouTube BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzApril 27, 2017 3:19 pm A new poll shows Republican Greg Gianforte leading Democrat Rob Quist by 15 points in the special election race for Montana’s lone seat in the House of Representatives. Gianforte led Quist 52 percent to 37 […]
Share Tweet Email AP BY: Elizabeth Harrington Follow @LizWFBApril 27, 2017 3:03 pm The federal government spent $13.5 million on cars and SUVs it has no idea whether it needs, according to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office. The report found that government workers also billed taxpayers $2.5 million for vehicle upgrades such […]
Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: Washington Free Beacon StaffApril 27, 2017 2:37 pm Washington Free Beacon senior writer Adam Kredo joined Liz Wheeler of One America News Network on Wednesday night to discuss the growing partnership between Iran and Russia. “The Iranians and the Russians have been growing closer for quite some time after this […]
Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: Sam DormanApril 27, 2017 2:23 pm Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Thursday she is “troubled” that former President Barack Obama, who has, like Warren, decried income inequality and criticized Wall Street bankers, will reportedly receive $400,000 from a Wall Street firm to speak at its health care conference. […]
Share Tweet Email Corrine Brown / AP BY: Madeleine Weast Follow @MadeleineWeastApril 27, 2017 1:54 pm An FBI agent testified against former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) on Wednesday, stating that money from a charity intended for children’s education really went into the congresswoman and her daughter’s shared bank account. In July of last year, […]
A U.S. air marshal reportedly forgot her loaded gun in the bathroom of a Delta flight headed from England to New York and the gun was found by another passenger.
It reportedly happened on April 6 aboard a flight from Manchester to Kennedy International Airport.
The New York Times reports that the passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal.
The marshal waited days to report the incident to her superiors, according to the report. The Transportation Security Administration said it was investigating the incident.
Other air marshals said that leaving a loaded weapon unattended constituted a significant security breach.
“You can’t have inept people leaving weapons in a lavatory,” said Craig Sawyer, a former air marshal told The Times. “If someone with ill intent gets hold of that weapon on an aircraft, they are now armed.”
In 2015, a federal air marshal left his gun in a bathroom stall at Newark Liberty International Airport. That gun was later found by a janitor.
The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels.
How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression? Agreeing to a farcically one-sided nuclear deal? Mercilessly mocking the idea that Russia represents our foremost geo-political foe?
Accommodating the illicit nuclear ambitions of a Russian ally? Welcoming a Russian foothold in the Middle East? Refusing to provide arms to a sovereign country invaded by Russia? Diminishing our defenses and pursuing a Moscow-friendly policy of hostility to fossil fuels?
All of these items, of course, refer to things said or done by President Barack Obama.
To take them in order: He re-set with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic.
A Connecticut high school is allowing a 15-year-old transgender student who identifies as a girl to run on its female track team.
Coaches at Cromwell High School are thrilled with freshman Andraya Yearwood, whose speed compared to biological girls makes the student a star.
Andraya clocked times of 11.99 seconds and 26.34 seconds in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, respectively, during the first meet of the season. Both times resulted in a first-place win.
“I have a spectacular female athlete,” coach Brian Calhoun told the Hartford Courant. “There’s nothing more to say. To approach it in any other way might create some sort of issue or conversation.”
Andraya told the newspaper she hopes to “inspire people, but not only with track.”
“I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you’re scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people’s negativity,” she said.
The student’s mother, Ngozi Nnaji, said critics should stop focusing on her child’s biology while watching races or reading about the results.
“I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?” Ms. Nnaji told the newspaper. “She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.”
A restaurant named after Donald Trump may not surprise you, but when it’s inaugurated in Syria, it could likely draw your attention.
A small eatery, named after the property tycoon and current US President has opened in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani Syria is of course a country that was included in Trump’s failed refugee ban earlier this year.
It’s also the country that recently had 59 US Tomahawk missiles blasted at it. The Trump authorised airstrike was targeting an airfield where it’s said the alleged chemical weapon attack was launched from earlier this week.
The restaurant opened up near the northern border of Syria and Turkey and offers falafel sandwiches.
After Milo Yiannapoulos had his speech at UC Berkeley earlier this year disrupted by a violent protest, the former Breitbart editor used some violent rhetoric of his own to back another conservative whose speaking plans at the school were disrupted. In a lengthy post to Facebook, Yiannapoulos, who resigned from Breitbart in February, said he […]
CNN host W. Kamau Bell spun the Ann Coulter vs. Berkeley controversy on Thursday as a “safety” issue and not one of free speech. He hinted that he endorsed protecting students from “hate speech.” “The reason why people’s speeches are being canceled is because it’s at safety issue. If your free speech leads to hate […]
There are now two Federal agencies looking into possible criminal activity at Fox News, and former staffers are reportedly being brought in for questioning. According to a report by Brian Stelter of CNN, the U.S. Postal Service and the Justice Department have been conducting interviews for weeks, with former Fox News staffers among those being […]
President Trump did something Monday I have long advocated. He met with a small group of conservative journalists, pundits and radio talk show hosts. I was among them. After ticking off a list of what he said were his accomplishments leading up to the arbitrary 100-day marker of his presidency, we asked him questions.
In July 2016, Cameron Jackson was a football player for Liberty University. He was also accused of sexually assaulting a female student the previous August. In October 2016, Jackson was expelled from the school for violating policies related to sexual assault, hours before law enforcement officials told Jackson that a police investigation was complete and he would […]
WASHINGTON — We call it Kultursmog, “it” being that collection of attitudes, ideas, tastes and personages that are polluted by the politics of the left and predominate on both coasts. And who are we? We are the freethinkers who are immune to the Kultursmog by virtue of our natural skepticism and reliance on empiricism, which […]
The New York Times version of political diversity is that even if you are a scorned “conservative” you can still be tolerated on their pages but ONLY if you are resolutely anti-Trump. A supposed conservative was recently hired by the Times but read this description about him in the very first sentence of this April 12 Politico […]