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    Today, 02:23 AM
    The left thrives on hate.
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Such as? It is fairly clear what she means by it.
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    Today, 01:41 AM
    I do try to ignore most of the stories about her but this was rather extreme even for her. Unfortunately I don't think that the rightwing press is going to take your advice, there are far more stories on her than even Pelosi it seems.
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    Today, 01:19 AM
    In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal <0486.HK>.Senators voted 57-42 to end debate on the measure, as 11 of Trump's fellow Republicans broke from party leaders to join Democrats in favor of the resolution, amid questions about Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That result fell short of the 60 votes necessary to advance to a final passage vote in the 100-member Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 seat majority. A similar measure will be brought up for a vote on Thursday in the House of Representatives, where Democrats control a majority of seats. But its long-term fate was uncertain. To keep the administration from lifting the sanctions, the measure must pass both the House and Senate and muster the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override an expected Trump veto. Hours after Wednesday's vote, the Treasury extended by one week its deadline for Deripaska to divest his holdings in Rusal, En+ and EuroSibEnergo to Jan. 28. The restructurings are a key condition for lifting the sanctions on the companies. Deripaska, an influential businessman close to Putin, himself would remain subject to U.S. sanctions. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/bid-keep-u-sanctions-russias-rusal-fails-senate-011725684--finance.html
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    When the Pentagon announced last November that it was ceasing aerial refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft operating in Yemen, the move appeared to be a major step back from U.S. support for the war there. But newly obtained documents reveal that the United States has also been training coalition military personnel from the United Arab Emirates for the air war in Yemen. The documents underscore the continuing frustrations for critics of the war, including those in Congress, over the lack of transparency around U.S. military support for a war that has killed thousands of civilians and pushed the country to the brink of famine. The United States is “not a participant in the civil war in Yemen nor are we supporting one side or the other,” Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said last month, echoing a long-held position in the Pentagon. But official Air Force documents obtained by Yahoo News show that the U.S. military has been even more deeply involved in that war than previously indicated. Despite unambiguous claims by the U.S. military to the contrary, the United States has trained members of the Saudi-led coalition, specifically, according to the files, “for combat operations in Yemen.” The files, obtained from Air Forces Central Command via the Freedom of Information Act, appear to tell a different story. “Escorted 6 UAE F-16s to RED FLAG” — reads a December 2017 Air Force document referring to an advanced aerial combat training exercise held for U.S. and allied pilots — “assisted 150 airmen in challenging ex to prepare for combat ops in Yemen.” The document goes on to detail additional support provided by the U.S. Air Force’s Air Warfare Center at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. “Unit fighter personnel advanced the UAE’s F-16 fighter pilot training program; 3 pilots flew 243 instructor sorties/323 hrs that created 4 new instructors & 29 combat wingmen who immediately deployed for combat operations in Yemen.”
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    What kind of closure? No, we shouldn't flirt with communism.
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Wednesday it was ready to help create a safe zone suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump in its region across north and east Syria.The U.S.-backed SDF, led by the Kurdish YPG militia, said such a zone must have "international guarantees...that would prevent foreign intervention", in an apparent reference to neighboring Turkey. The SDF statement said it hoped to ensure stability at the border region by reaching agreements with Turkey, which has vowed to crush the YPG. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/u-backed-sdf-help-create-north-syria-safe-135138665.html
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Either one is better than never.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............................ https://twitter.com/AbdullaAlmazied/status/1053277782409728000 1053277782409728000
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    A zerohedge comment:
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Yes, it is bad. But it wasn't that way before we invaded, had we not invaded most of it would never have happened, Assad is a member of a minority sect that has as much to fear from mainstream islamists as the Christians do and he considers them political allies and Saddam was a secularist who may not have made allies of them but did make sure to suppress any islamists that posed a threat to them as well as him.
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    It was our invasion that led to their near extermination, Assad is quite friendly to them and bad as Saddam was he left them alone for the most part.
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    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    The Justice Department was fully aware that the notorious Steele Dossier was connected to Hillary Clinton and might be biased - a crucial detail which was omitted just weeks later from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant used to spy on the Trump campaign, reports John Solomon of The Hill. According to Solomon's sources - which have proven impeccable, the former #4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official, Bruce Ohr - who had extensive contact with Steele, briefed "both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele's Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative's work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton's campaign and might be biased." Ohr’s activities, chronicled in handwritten notes and congressional testimony I gleaned from sources, provide the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day. -The Hill Ohr's activities also contradict a key argument made by House Democrats in their attempts to downplay the significance of the Steele Dossier; that the FBI claimed it was "unaware of any derogatory information" about Steele, and that the former MI6 operative was "never advised ... as to the motivation behind the research." The FBI further "speculates" that those who hired Steele were "likely looking for information to discredit" Trump's campaing. There was no "speculation" going on by the FBI. Thanks to Ohr's warning, they absolutely knew about Steele's bias against Trump while working for a Clinton-funded project to gather harmful opposition research on him. Ohr had firsthand knowledge about the motive and the client: He had just met with Steele on July 30, 2016, and Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS, the same firm employing Steele. “I certainly told the FBI that Fusion GPS was working with, doing opposition research on Donald Trump,” Ohr told congressional investigators, adding that he warned the FBI that Steele expressed bias during their conversations. “I provided information to the FBI when I thought Christopher Steele was, as I said, desperate that Trump not be elected,” he added. “So, yes, of course I provided that to the FBI.” -The Hill
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s office could not be reached for comment. Sabah says prosecutors are seeking an Interpol “Red Notice” citing Kanter’s ties to Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup in 2016, and accusing him of providing financial support to his group. More at: https://sports.yahoo.com/turkey-seeks-arrest-warrant-knicks-160548134.html
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Atlas Brew Works says the administration is violating its right to free speech, since the shutdown is preventing the brewery from getting approval for its seasonal apricot-infused IPA called “The Precious One.” By not being permitted to sell the beer to out-of-state customers, the brewer claims, it’s not being allowed to speak to them. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/craft-brewer-sues-trump-administration-173240697.html
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    According to Pamela Geller, who has been speaking out against the dangers of radical Islam for decades, Twitter has told her to seek legal counsel for breaking Pakistani law. “Twitter has sent me notice ;to consult legal counsel’ because the tweet below ‘is in violation of Pakistan law.’ You bloody cowards can kiss my free ass. I am an American. You are an American company. Act like it, sniveling slaves,” she said on the platform. “Sweden: Muslims who wanted to ‘kill as many as possible’ over Muhammad cartoon to be released from prison: Madness. These terrorists have threatened violence to staff and other prisoners during their prison sentence, with one requiring isolation after…” said the original Tweet for which Geller was flagged. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia, a Sharia Law country, owns the second-largest share of the Silicon Valley titan. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/twitter-tells-pamela-geller-to-lawyer-up-for-breaking-sharia-law/
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    LOL It was an act of outright defiance by members of her caucus, that makes her susceptible to more defiance from other members, it could eventually lead to her losing the Speaker's gavel.
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    According to statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, discussions between U.S. and Russian delegations on the future of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) have not led to any productive solutions, RBC reported Jan. 16. Lavrov said the U.S. position was to stick to its previously issued ultimatum by demanding the destruction of all 9M729 cruise missiles and their land-based launchers in Russia's inventory. Russia countered the demands by offering the United States access to information about the missile to prove it is not nuclear-capable, but Washington reportedly rejected the offer. The Russian foreign minister also said that Moscow remains open to attempts to salvage the INF. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/russia-us-inf-treaty-discussions-fail
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    So? The title of this thread is what?
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    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    That's not good news for her.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Pakistani authorities have arrested and subsequently released senior Taliban member Hafiz Mohibullah to pressure the group into starting peace talks with Afghan officials, the BBC reported Jan. 15. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/afghanistan-pakistani-authorities-pressure-taliban-engage-talks-kabul
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Mexico: 2019 Budget Includes No Funds for USMCA-Mandated Labor Reform
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Mexico's federal government has decided not to earmark any funds in its 2019 budget to implement labor reforms because the country's parliament has not passed secondary legislation to enact the changes, Inside U.S. Trade reported Jan. 15. The reform is critical to the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is of great importance to Mexico’s private sector and foreign investors. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/mexico-2019-budget-includes-no-funds-usmca-mandated-labor-reform
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Related: CONFIRMED: President Trump Can Start Laying Off Furloughed Workers After 30 Days
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    It's a victory for the American people to bring the troops home and end the endless wars.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Why did they accept? Normally they would have refused the invitation if she wasn't invited.
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