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Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention

By Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung April 20 at 10:34 PM

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.

President Trump and his aides […]

By |April 21st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence data

April 20,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence data . The GVA claims :

“the Gun Violence Archive an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 2,000 media, law enforcement, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide  near-real time data […]

By |April 20th, 2017|2017|5 Comments

Democrats begin to wonder: When do we win?

For all the roiling anger and energy at the grassroots, the party still fell short in Georgia and Kansas. And Democratic prospects in upcoming elections aren’t promising. (??????????????? grassroots anger …nice try)

By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI

04/19/17 05:06 AM EDT

As it became clear late Tuesday evening that Jon Ossoff would fall just short of the 50-percent mark in […]

By |April 20th, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Shows Trump at 50% Approval Rating

Monday, April 18, 2017
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Ridgewood NJ, in the most recent Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

This is the first time the president’s overall approval rating has been back in the 50s in […]

By |April 18th, 2017|2017|14 Comments

Christie spares Marine from prison over gun conviction

By Sergio Bichao April 14, 2017 4:48 PM

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A Marine veteran from Virginia who was convicted in New Jersey of possessing a legally owned gun without a state permit will not go to prison after his sentence was commuted Friday by Gov. Chris Christie.

The Afghanistan war veteran is the 10th person whose […]

By |April 16th, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Homeless Man Allegedly Robbed Queens Churches to ‘Get Back at God,’ Prosecutors Say

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The 23-year-old suspect is also wanted for burglary by authorities in Orange County, Florida

A homeless man faces burglary and hate crime charges after he allegedly robbed four churches, one of which he stole from three times, in Queens, New York, because of his hatred of God, according to prosecutors.

Woznik allegedly told police at […]

By |April 16th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Judicial Watch Calls upon Office of Congressional Ethics to Investigate Whether Rep. Schiff and Rep. Speier Disclosed Classified Information

April 14,2017
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(Washington, DC)  – Judicial Watch today sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) “disclosed classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.”

Citing the […]

By |April 15th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Turns out Obama was the real Russian stooge

By Rich Lowry

April 10, 2017 | 8:43pm | Updated

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

N.J. teen desperate for help in Egyptian prison

Hannan Adely , Staff Writer, @AdelyReporterPublished 8:32 a.m. ET April 8, 2017 | Updated 16 hours ago

Ahmed Hassan, a 17-year-old U.S. citizen and New Jersey native, spends his days in a dark, crowded Egyptian prison cell, waiting and hoping for help.

Hassan’s family and supporters say the teen, who loves basketball and who planned to attend […]

By |April 9th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

‘Pinkwashing’ populism: Gay voters embrace French far-right

PARIS (AP) — A political party that would abolish same-sex marriage — one whose founder wanted AIDS patients rounded up and branded homosexuality “a biological and social anomaly” — is now winning LGBT votes in France.

Motivated in part by the deadly Islamic extremist attacks at home and at a Florida gay nightclub, a growing bloc […]

By |April 9th, 2017|2017|0 Comments