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    Today, 01:42 AM
    A Trump campaign staffer, James Xing, died in Marion, Iowa, on Thursday night, the Republican party said. Sources with knowledge of the situation told CBS News that Xing was found dead in his home on Friday morning and foul play was not suspected in the case. Xing served as Trump campaign Regional Field Director in the Cedar Rapids area. "Last night we tragically lost a member of our team," Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CBS News. "James is in our hearts, our minds and our prayers as we grieve with those who are suffering today." Xing's Twitter feed shows that he had previously worked for the Trump campaign in Nevada. One tweet shows him at a campaign event in Las Vegas. Xing was 29 years old and is survived by his parents. A spokesperson for the Marion Police Department said they are not releasing any information regarding the case at this time. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-campaign-iowa-staffer-found-032238493.html
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    Today, 12:41 AM
    Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in espionage and gave them 48 hours to leave the Balkan country, the foreign ministry said on Friday.EU and NATO member Bulgaria, which traditionally keeps close links to Russia, expelled another diplomat over espionage allegations in October and declined to grant a visa to Russia's incoming defense attache. The Russian Embassy in Sofia said the two diplomats would leave Bulgaria, but Moscow reserved its right to respond to their expulsions. The embassy said Sofia had handed diplomatic notes to the ambassador without providing any proof that the two had acted in a way incompatible with their status. Earlier on Friday Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zharieva said the two would most likely be expelled after the foreign ministry was informed about the prosecutors' allegations. "We will undertake the action that we are obliged to undertake and will most probably declare them 'persona non grata'," she said. In a separate statement, prosecutors said that a first secretary at the consular section of the Russian embassy had been involved in espionage since 2017, seeking information about the electoral process. A second diplomat, serving at Russia's commercial representation office in Sofia, had been collecting information on energy and energy security since October 2018, some of which were state secrets, prosecutors said. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bulgaria-set-expel-two-russian-103155328.html
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    Today, 12:04 AM
    Another update video added
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    LOL I have a whole thread dedicated to celebrating the coming collapse of the Saudis. You just can't understand someone who isn't serving an agenda like you are. We will leave and all was well, no deaths and only minor injuries.
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    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    He has information that will convict Hitlery?
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation increasing tariffs on derivative steel products by an additional 25 percent and boosting duties on derivative aluminum products by an additional 10 percent.Trump said Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea are exempt from the additional tariffs on derivative steel products, and Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico are exempt from the added duties on derivative aluminum articles. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-increases-tariffs-derivative-steel-021844176.html
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Trump is doing more against abortion than any other President since Roe v. Wade. He said a lot of things while he was undercover as a liberal doing business in NYC and Hollyweird but his record in office is much different.
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    From a novelist that thinks King George was the good guy? LOL Arnold the traitor failed but we didn't fall to the tyranny of the radicals anyway, what you posted is pure garbage.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 6.8 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-24 17:55:16 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. Beirut - Weak shaking Kayseri - All Chandeliers were shaking for 5 or 10 seconds Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Tripoli - Shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. Enough to shake the chandelier. latakia - i was laying down and saw a ceiling light swing then i felt myself shake slightly, it lasted about 30 seconds Jdeideh - 2 earthquakes if not mistaken or a pretty long one Beirut - Strong shaking Gaziantep - There were two different earthquakes. The first one lasted 30-40 seconds then it stopped for 10-15 seconds and the second one followed it. I saw my wardrobe shaking and few books fell of the bookcase but other than that there is no visible damage in the house. Beirut - A 7 to 10 seconds shaking felt. No damage at all. Jdaide - Very strong shaking Trabzon - Light shaking More at: https://earthquake-report.com/2020/01/24/very-strong-earthquake-turkey-january-24-2020/
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    https://twitter.com/WSDOT_East/status/1220090003805442048 1220090003805442048
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Still waters run slowly.
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    LOL The guy who tried to take our guns was going to save us from the people who gave us the 2ndA. Ender, you need to stop reading this garbage.
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    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    He was a traitor who sold out to the British. The British were not the good guys.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued less than a year ago in the Washington Post that a president had a duty to investigate a candidate from the rival party if he was suspected of foreign corruption. Schiff, reacting to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on “Russia collusion,” justified the Barack Obama administration’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, and said Mueller should have included it. Schiff wrote that investigating a potential president — even from the opposition — was an urgent matter of national security if there were reason to believe that candidate were working for, or beholden to, a foreign country. He wrote (emphasis added): Counterintelligence investigations differ from criminal investigations in their means, scope and ultimate disposition. Their goal is not successful prosecutions, but to identify and mitigate threats to national security. If a foreign power possessed compromising information on a U.S. government official in a position of influence, that is a counterintelligence risk. If a foreign power possessed leverage, or the perception of it, over the president, that is a counterintelligence nightmare. Schiff added that the public deserved to see the material that the FBI found on the Trump campaign. (We know today that the FBI lied to the FISA court to obtain surveillance warrants on a Trump aide.) Today, Schiff and the Democrats are arguing that it is an impeachable offense for a president to investigate foreign corruption by a potential president from the opposition — even when, as in the Bidens’ case, former Vice President Joe Biden had a clear conflict of interest while his son, Hunter, was on the board of Ukrainian company Burisma. According to Schiff just last April, it is not an impeachable offense, but an urgent matter of national security for a president to investigate his potential successor. It is the president’s duty. That is, unless the president is Donald J. Trump.
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Or the FBI surprised him with what they were able to dig up on him, like he said.
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Benedict Arnold was a hero to the Revolution, until he wasn't.
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Democrats have a new impeachment hero: Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    This short essay does what the House Judiciary Committee’s panel of “expert witnesses” did not successfully do. First, it explains the meaning of the Constitution’s “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” standard. Next, it discusses how that standard applies to President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Finally, it details the kind of evidence the House Judiciary Committee should gather to determine whether the president committed an impeachable offense. Many phrases in the Constitution—such as “necessary and proper,” “Privileges and Immunities,” and “Convention for proposing Amendments”—carry specialized 18th century meanings not obvious to the modern reader. Recall that most of the leading Founders were lawyers and the Constitution is a legal document. Some of these phrases derive from 18th century law. Therefore, to understand them you have to consult 18th century legal materials in addition to better-known sources such as the 1787 convention debates or the Federalist Papers. Unfortunately, most of the scholars called by the House Judiciary Committee to address the meaning of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” were not able to do so accurately. According to the authoritative Westlaw database, two of the three Democratically appointed witnesses have published no scholarly work on impeachment: Their specialties are in other areas. None showed any familiarity with 18th century fiduciary standards—which (as explained below) are part of the law of impeachment. All of the witnesses voted against President Trump, and several have been involved in anti-Trump activity. It’s not surprising, therefore, that, except for professor Jonathan Turley’s heavily footnoted 53-page written statement, the testimony was biased and superficial.
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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    Judge Swamp strikes again. It would have been a crime if Trump didn't investigate the Bidens in Ukraine.
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Chinese state media confirmed on Friday that the coronavirus, spreading from the city of Wuhan, has now infected 29 of China’s 31 provinces, a concession critics will likely take as confirmation that the Chinese government has not been honest about how rapidly the disease is spreading. Increasingly draconian measures taken abruptly to combat the virus, such as effectively quarantining Wuhan and several other cities, convey the impression of a crisis that is much more serious than Beijing wanted to admit. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media claim there have only been 895 confirmed cases of infection and 26 deaths, but these sources now admit the infection has spread across the mainland, and some of the reported deaths have occurred far beyond the Wuhan epicenter of the epidemic. Furthermore, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Friday quoted sources who said the Chinese government is still dramatically under-reporting the number of doctors and nurses who have contracted the virus while treating patients. As of Friday, Beijing officially stopped treating the Wuhan virus like a minor problem it had well in hand, as the SCMP reported: In response to the rapidly growing number of infections, China had shut down outbound transport from 13 cities and counties in Hubei by Friday morning, according to China National Radio. Health officials have warned on nationwide broadcasts that people should avoid traditional family reunions and other public gatherings during the Lunar New Year period that starts on Saturday. Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus have been found in several Asian countries, as well as the United States. New infections were confirmed on Friday in South Korea and Japan, while Singapore and Vietnam declared their first cases on Thursday. Other places outside mainland China reporting individuals carrying the virus were Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Chinese citizens living in the outbreak area describe a health care system completely overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, with hospitals so overcrowded that patients are sent home and told to wait days for treatment.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    But when they are coming here it becomes our business. They bring their culture and habits with them.
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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    CLAIM: Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison reported the Ukraine phone call right away because it was political. VERDICT: FALSE. Morrison saw nothing illegal — or political — about the call. Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed during President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Thursday that several officials listening to his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported “came forward in real time to report the president’s conduct.” He specifically noted Morisson, though Morisson testified in the House Intelligence Committee that he saw nothing wrong with the call. Morrison testified that he approached a National Security Council attorney about the call because he was worried that it would be misused, politically, by the president’s opponents in Washington — a prediction that has come true. Schiff acknowledged that Morrison did not think there was anything illegal about the call, but played a clip of his public testimony in which the Democrats’ staff counsel tried to pressure Morrison to offer something more useful: GOLDMAN: But you would agree, right, that asking a foreign government to investigate a domestic political rival is inappropriate, would you not? MORRISON: It’s not what — it’s not what we recommended the president discuss. Note that Morrison did not agree with the Democrats’ characterization of the call. But Schiff presented it that way to the Senate during his presentation in the impeachment trial. Schiff knew he was lying to the Senate — because Tim Morrison told Schiff himself that he saw nothing political about the call, in his previous closed-door testimony:
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