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    Today, 05:00 PM
    Barely a week after a team of Antifa-affiliated vandals defaced a New York City Republican club, two young men were caught on camera vandalizing the Bakersfield, Calif. office of Andrew McCarthy, the House whip and second most powerful GOP leader in Congress. According to the Daily Caller, which cited a post on McCarthy's Instagram, McCarthy posted surveillance camera photos of the suspects, as well as a photo of the damage, which showed a giant boulder laying on the floor inside his office. The two young men were caught on camera smashing the window. "Does anyone know these two guys? They threw a boulder thru our office window and took office equipment," McCarthy wrote on his Instagram account. McCarthy and the NYC Republican club weren't the only targets of leftist vandals in recent weeks. A Republican Party office in Wyoming was set on fire two days after it opened in September.
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    Today, 04:54 PM
    Update: the gloves are officially off, with Europe not only telling Italy to revise its budget, but threatening it may impose disciplinary action on the Mediterranean nation: EUROPEAN COMMISSION REJECTS ITALY'S DRAFT 2019 BUDGET, ASKS FOR REVISED PLAN IN THREE WEEKS DOMBROVSKIS SAYS ITALIAN GOVERNMENT IS OPENLY AND CONSCIOUSLY GOING AGAINST PAST COMMITMENTS MADE ON BUDGET DOMBROVSKIS SAYS EU COMMISSION MAY REASSESS ITS DECISION IN MAY NOT TO PUT ITALY UNDER DISCIPLINARY ACTION EU'S DOMBROVSKIS SAYS ITALY'S CLARIFICATIONS ON 2019 DRAFT FROM MONDAY NOT CONVINCING DOMBROVSKIS SAYS EU BUILT ON TRUST, SAME RULES FOR EVERYBODY, IF TRUST IS ERODED, ALL IN EU SUFFER DOMBROVSKIS SAYS EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN HIGHER FISCAL DEFICITS, DEBT DO NOT BRING LASTING GROWTH, MAKE ECONOMY VULNERABLE EU'S DOMBROVSKIS SAYS WE NOW HAVE 3 WEEKS OF INTENSIVE DIALOGUE WITH ITALY, BALL IN ITALY'S COURT
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    Today, 04:52 PM
    President Trump on Tuesday called Saudi Arabia's public relations efforts following the alleged murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi the "worst cover-up ever." Speaking with reporters at the White House, Trump said "The coverup was the worst in the history of cover-ups." Asked about Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Pres. Trump says, "They had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly, and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups." https://t.co/2Y0BTU8Snx pic.twitter.com/EQ4B8wnijr — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 23, 2018 Trump also expressed concern over a controversial speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who rejects the Saudi account that the killing was accidental - saying that the dissident journalist was instead murdered in an operation orchestrated at the highest levels. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, says that the US will revoke visas for the Saudi agents accused of killing Khashoggi. BREAKING: Pompeo just announced the US is revoking visas for the Saudi agents accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. This is the Trump admin’s first concrete step to punish Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's death
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    Today, 04:51 PM
    President Trump on Tuesday called Saudi Arabia's public relations efforts following the alleged murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi the "worst cover-up ever." Speaking with reporters at the White House, Trump said "The coverup was the worst in the history of cover-ups." Asked about Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Pres. Trump says, "They had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly, and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups." https://t.co/2Y0BTU8Snx pic.twitter.com/EQ4B8wnijr — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 23, 2018 Trump also expressed concern over a controversial speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who rejects the Saudi account that the killing was accidental - saying that the dissident journalist was instead murdered in an operation orchestrated at the highest levels. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, says that the US will revoke visas for the Saudi agents accused of killing Khashoggi. BREAKING: Pompeo just announced the US is revoking visas for the Saudi agents accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. This is the Trump admin’s first concrete step to punish Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's death
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    Today, 04:48 PM
    Link? Whatever you think about those with abnormal genetics they can be an exception maybe, this is the main rule.
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    Today, 04:47 PM
    Trump had repeatedly asked the Mexican government to stop this caravan, but instead the Mexican police have “stepped aside” and have allowed the caravan to pass… For now, Mexican police have merely stepped aside as the caravan has passed, watching first as migrants took rafts across the river that separates the country from Guatemala, and then as they continued by foot along the main highway, chanting, “Si, se pudo,” or “Yes, we did it.” That response appears to have been conveyed to the White House, and now, once again, Mexico’s most important bilateral relationship appears to be on shaky ground. In addition, Mexico’s incoming president has made it abundantly clear that he fully supports the migrants… The president’s successor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who assumes office in December, won his election in part by vowing to fight back against Trump and doing what was in the best interest of Mexico, not necessarily the United States. He said last week that Mexico should give work visas to the would-be refugees, which could grant them freedom of movement throughout the country and lead them to the U.S. border. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-23/migrant-declares-trump-antichrist-caravan-swells-14000-people
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    Today, 04:44 PM
    Just days after Germany announced it was suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia - just weeks after inking a $500 million weapons deal with Riyadh - while the outrage over Khashoggi's murder lingers, French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday was less enthused about following in the footsteps of his ideological icon, Angela Merkel, and refused to take questions about halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite Germany's calls on its European partners to follow its example and stop arms exports to the kingdom. During a Tuesday visit to a naval defense show, journalists asked Macron whether France would follow Germany in halting weapons sales to Riyadh after it admitted to the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate, to which the French president with the plunging approval rating was clearly triggered: "This has nothing to do with what we're talking about. Nothing. So I won't answer that question. I'm sorry but as long as I'll be in office this is how it will be, whether people like it or not," he responded, visibly irritated according to Reuters. "It's not because one leader says something that I must react to it every time. So I won't answer that," he added in a bout of insecurity, after a journalist asked a follow-up question. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-23/visibly-irritated-macron-evades-question-about-halting-saudi-weapon-sales
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    Today, 04:43 PM
    Aside from Saudi Arabia, the other long forgotten about Middle East autocratic ally of the United States known for arresting journalists, authors and activists is President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt. On Sunday Reuters reported that police arrested author Abdul Khalik Farouk for a writing book criticizing the government's handling of the economy. Egyptian authorities further seized copies of the book, “Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?” from the publisher, which analyzed various economic and social crises afflicting Egypt. This comes as in a separate case an American citizen was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison on political charges of "attempting to overthrow the government" — though unlike the (now freed) Pastor Andrew Brunson case, it is receiving almost no media attention whatsoever. Per Reuters, Farouk is currently being detained on "charges of publishing false news, security sources and the author’s wife said" — upon orders of the public prosecutor — for authoring the book which analyzed the Egyptian economy. He was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on Sunday by police officers who confirmed he was being arrested precisely for writing the book. Since President Sisi came to power in 2014 after rising to power as the youngest member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, a military junta that temporarily ruled Egypt after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced to to step down amidst a wave of so-called "Arab Spring" protest in 2011, he's arrested thousands in what's seen as a broad crackdown on political dissent. Human rights groups say that Sisi is attempting to muzzle all dissent and freedom of speech while the authorities have cited the necessity of fighting terrorism and stopping outlawed groups like the Muslim Brotherhood from "spreading of false information". The Egyptian military and police have also faced accusations of torture by human rights monitoring groups. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-22/egyptian-police-arrest-author-book-economy-raid-publisher
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    Today, 04:36 PM
    Do they have a Y chromosome? Whatever you think about those with abnormal genetics they can be an exception maybe, this is the main rule.
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    Today, 04:11 PM
    Earnings reporting season is underway, and analysts are eager to hear from executives about how an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is impacting their businesses. A common theme is that they are ready to relocate supply chains if the cost of importing Chinese goods becomes prohibitive. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-apos-ready-move-supply-143908195.html
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    Today, 03:55 PM
    That is why they will crush it while there are only thousands on board.
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    Today, 03:54 PM
    Most of them have accepted that it is illegal, they just chose to break the law and there are far more people on the outside who have accepted it.
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    The problem with that is that Somebody will take office even if you vote for Nobody.
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    I would love to see Rand or Massie or someone else from "us" be the one to replace Trump but I don't see anyone but Rand being well positioned to try and too many of "us" have rejected Rand, also it will take more than our support for whoever it is to succeed and Trump is the best place to get that support from. So as I said I hope Trump has Rand in mind, of all of "our" people Rand has the best chance to get Trump's support.
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    He needs to be thrown out of office.
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    Today, 03:09 PM
    A much better idea: Why not give each Rep. multiple votes?
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    Today, 03:05 PM
    Any such proposals are always bad.
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    Because not every square would contain the same number of voters and the adjustments would invite gerrymandering.
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    I am hoping Trump has someone in mind, I'm hoping it is Rand.
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    Today, 02:54 PM
    Zippy is a globalist communist, he wants a heavy income tax and zero tariffs no matter how many tariffs/barriers other countries put on us.
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    But it has already been asserted and accepted with criminalization.
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    It is still an improvement and we can't get full decriminalization right now. This is good if not perfect.
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    Today, 02:37 PM
    They will arrest the organizers before the movement gains any momentum, they passed laws to allow them to do that with the income tax and they would do so for regulations if anyone tried to start such a movement in earnest.
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    Today, 02:34 PM
    For the most part they are coming out of the price reductions that China is using to compensate and the weakening Chinese currency. #Winning You complained when Trump cut taxes so you should be glad that he increased tariffs, tariffs are much better than the income tax he cut, you can avoid them by not buying things and the Chinese are absorbing most of the cost as I explained. The USMCA isn't good enough but it is an improvement over NAFTA in more ways than you give it credit for, the other negotiations aren't over yet.
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    And border controls are rules that protect liberty, Lenin.
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    The Anti-Federalists were not saboteurs.
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