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Following controversy surrounding Ann Coulter’s planned speech at UC Berkeley, Wednesday it was announced that the Conservative commentator has made the decision to cancel her event due to concerns of violent protests and a lack of support.

As reported by Reuters, the announcement came to the media outlet via Email and stated that following the dispute with University of California’s Berkeley officials, two conservative groups involved with the event have officially withdrawn their support.

Via Reuters

“There will be no speech,” she wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday, saying two conservative groups sponsoring her speech were no longer supporting her. “I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team,” she wrote.

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Coulter, YAF — which had helped organize and finance the event — and the Berkeley College Republicans initially fought the school’s decision, with YAF and the college republicans filing a civil rights lawsuit on Monday. But by Wednesday YAF had “actively” opposed Coulter’s speech, she said, and “ordered the lawyer not [to] file for [a] court order” which would have mandated a room for the talk. The college republicans are bound by YAF’s decision, Coulter said, “so there’s nothing more I can do.”

“Ms. Coulter may still choose to speak in some form on campus, but Young America’s Foundation will not jeopardize the safety of its staff or students,” the statement said.

Following the announcement that Coulter was cancelling her speech, she additionally stated that “I think I’m still going to Berkeley.”

We will continue to update as new details surface.

So much for the ‘clean’ repeal we were all praying for…

While details surrounding this latest Obamacare development are currently scarce, it is now being reported that Wednesday the House Freedom Caucus announced that they will endorse an amended Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill.

This latest move follows the Freedom Caucuses efforts last month which effectively reduced House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed Obamacare replacement bill to nothing more than ‘a failing pile of garbage,’ causing the Ryan to withdraw the legislation before a vote due to a humiliating lack of support.

As NBC currently reports, it is yet to be determined if moderate Republicans (the Tuesday Group) will also support the amended replacement.

Via TheHill

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment allowing states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules is included.

The group said it sees the new amendment, brokered by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), as the best option short of fully repealing the 2010 law.

“While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, we are prepared to support it to keep our promise to the American people to lower healthcare costs,” the Freedom Caucus said in a statement.

“We look forward to working with our Senate colleagues to improve the bill. Our work will continue until we fully repeal Obamacare.”

We will continue to update as new details surface.

With a U.S. Naval Fleet set to fully arrive off the North Korean coast this week and the rogue state’s leader Kim Jong Un reportedly continuing to expand his nuclear program and missile testing, President Donald Trump told United Nations Security Council ambassadors that the status quo must change.  The President has asked that new sanctions be placed on North Korea, something his predecessors attempted to implement with little success.

But unlike his predecessors, Trump’s latest moves suggest he is prepared to commit U.S. forces to North Korea should the state fail to comply with demands to stifle their nuclear program, and according to a new report from Reuters, the President is doubling down on his efforts, hinting that he is indeed preparing military action.

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.

All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.

While administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy matters, it is unusual for the entire Senate to go to the White House, and for all four of those officials to be involved.

Wednesday’s briefing was originally scheduled for a secure room at the Capitol, but President Donald Trump suggested a shift to the White House, congressional aides said.

Washington has expressed mounting concern over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

Having all 100 U.S. Senators attend what is essentially an intelligence briefing about a country that has repeatedly threatened the United States with nuclear attack suggests that the President is looking to convince Congressional members that we may need to declare war on North Korea if they refuse to comply with new and existing sanctions.

Given that the United States now has a Naval strike group in the region, China has massed 150,000 troops on the border and Russia is quickly following suit, it appears that it is only a matter of time before a North Korea invasion becomes a reality. As we’ve witnessed in recent weeks, Kim Jong Un appears to be stepping up his rhetoric, as well as his military aspirations.

While the state has been allowed to run freely for the last decade by ignoring sanctions, President Trump has made clear that he is ready and willing to take military action as evidenced by his missile strike on Syria and most recently, the dropping of the Mother of All Bombs on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan.

North Korea is a different animal altogether. They are reportedly nuclear capable, so there is a real possibility that they could launch a devastating attack on South Korea, Japan or even the West Coast of the United States, leading to hundreds of thousands of casualties and widespread geo-political and economic chaos. Thus, any attack initiated by President Trump will likely result in a response from North Korea, which could ultimately lead to a much wider conflict as we really don’t know which side Russia and China are on.

President Trump likely understands the seriousness of the situation, which would explain why he has invited 100 Senators to the White House for an intelligence briefing. Per the Constitution, only Congress can declare war, and it appears this is exactly the direction we’re headed.

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Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to USS Government, is now the fresh-faced “rock star” of the Democratic Party.

“Auntie Maxine” is stoking the resistance, inspiring millennials, combating hate, crusading against corruption and invoking the counterinsurgent cry to “stay woke!”

I do not have enough guffaws to give.

This new spokesmodel for civility and clean government has stoked division and exploited taxpayers for decades.

Change agent? She has served on the Democratic National Committee since 1980 — when the Atari 2600 was cutting-edge, Kim Kardashian was a newborn, and Al Franken was hamming it up on “Saturday Night Live.”

Waters has spent 37 years in office — many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus — promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles.

What do the denizens of her district have to show for it? Staggering levels of persistent unemployment, poverty and gang violence as the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots looms this coming weekend.

What does Rep. Waters have to show for it?

She’s earned a lifetime of left-wing adoration for whitewashing the deadly riots as a “rebellion,” excusing the week-long shooting, looting and arson orgy as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration,” and coddling Crips and Bloods gang members — with whom she performed the Electric Slide as part of her “fearless support and understanding of young people and their efforts at self-expression.”

I covered Waters in the early 1990s as an editorial writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Her federally funded Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center was a gang-infested boondoggle.

She embraced Damian Williams, the infamous thug who hurled a chunk of concrete at white truck driver Reginald Denny and performed a victory dance over the bloodied innocent bystander.

And she and her family personally profited from her rise to racially demagogic power.

She owns a tony mansion in predominantly white Hancock Park, several miles outside her congressional district.

She secured an ambassadorship to the Bahamas for her husband, a former pro football player and car salesman whose main qualification was having traveled to the island for a vacation.

Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’ slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000.

Waters also mau-maued the House Veterans Committee into hiring two black staffers.

And she walked away with a slap on the wrist from the toothless House Ethics Committee in 2012 after being charged with multiple ethics violations related to her meddling in minority-owned OneUnited Bank.

Reminder for all the new fangirls and fanboys suffering from Maxi-mnesia: Her husband, Sidney, was an investor in one of the banks that merged into OneUnited. As stockholders, they profited handsomely from their relationship with the bank.

It was a mutually beneficial relationship. After Waters’ office personally intervened and lobbied the Treasury Department in 2008, OneUnited received $12 million in federal TARP bailout money — despite another government agency concluding that the bank operated “without effective underwriting standards” and engaged “in speculative investment practices.” After the federal bailout of Fannie/Freddie, OneUnited’s stock in the government-sponsored enterprises plunged to a value estimated at less than $5 million. Only through Waters’ intervention was OneUnited able to secure an emergency meeting with the Treasury and then-Secretary Henry Paulson.

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, reported that Waters’ friend and fellow California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren helped delay her scheduled 2010 House ethics trial on the matter by stalling subpoenas and improperly firing two attorneys working on the investigation. Six of 10 House Ethics panel members quit the case in 2012 over questions about their partiality. An outside investigator absolved Waters of any wrongdoing.

The newfound Maxine Waters Fan Club might want to know that Waters’ government cronyism and self-dealing earned her a “Most Corrupt member of Congress” designation from the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington five times — in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2017.

Now, Muddy Maxine is leading the charge to drain the swamp that sustains her. What a riot.

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The really odd thing about Donald Trump’s first 100 days is that, Euclid notwithstanding, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The record of Trump’s 100 days is much better than the sum of his actual achievements. And, in a way, that was to be expected. It is the idea of Trump — much more than the reality of his actual programs — that represents radical change. And it is a belief in the kinds of decisions he will make — more than any specific policy reversals — that is persuading entrepreneurs to invest money, create jobs and take risks where they never would have done so under Barack Obama.

Look at the comparison between the whole and its parts:

The Whole

  • Job growth up higher than Obama’s last three months.
  • Dow up 11 percent.
  • Nasdaq up 12 percent.
  • Existing home sales up 4 percent; New homes up 5 percent.
  • Trade deficit down 10 percent.
  • Barometer of current economic conditions highest since November 2000.
  • Illegal border crossings down.
  • Biggest jump in business confidence in eight years.

Quite an impressive track record. But Obamacare is still on the books and the border wall is not even begun. Trump’s signature proposals are still just proposals.

So why the improvement?

It’s because business people and job creators have confidence in Donald Trump. And because, on dozens of different fronts, they can see that there is a new management in town.

EPA: Get Out of the Way

  • Keystone Pipeline approved.
  • Reversing Obama regulations on power plants.
  • Rolling back vehicle emission standards.
  • Killed regulations on small streams and rivers.

Seal The Border

  • Banned refugees from terrorist nations.
  • 5,000 new ICE agents.
  • No federal money to sanctuary cities.
  • Big cuts in H1-B Visas.

Crime

  • Rescinded federal orders to local police limiting law enforcement.
  • Formed task force on opioid abuse.
  • Ordered study on cutting attacks on police.

Trade

  • Imposed $3 billion in fines for illegal imports.

Health Care

  • Ordered flexibility in rules for insurance plans.

Draining the Swamp

  • Banned lobbying by former government employees for 5 years.
  • Lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign goats.
  • Cut two regulations for each new one.
  • Eliminated rules for federal contractors.
  • Federal hiring freeze.
  • Audit of all federal agencies.

Good measures to be sure, but hardly enough to account for the turnaround in confidence and business attitudes.

So the real change, as always, was putting Trump in the Oval Office.
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Tuesday, North Korea conducted what is being described as the ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills in the nation’s history.

The drills which were conducted on the 85th anniversary of the nation’s military inception signal Kim Jong-Un’s clear defiance of the Trump Administration, further providing insight into the rogue leader’s dangerous mindset.

In a blatant attempt to show the world that North Korea is prepared to follow through on threats against the U.S., Jong-Un’s military reportedly fired over 300 pieces of high caliber artillery, including torpedoes.

Speaking on the matter, North’s KCNA news agency stated that “More than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns” were used in the drill and that “The brave artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct[sic].”

Jong-Un reportedly supervised the exercises which included North Korea’s artillery units, Navy and Air Force.

As the Telegraph has noted, Jong-Un’s “muscle flexing comes amid heated sabre rattling from Washington and Pyongyang, as Donald Trump’s administration declared the era of “strategic patience” towards North Korea’s nuclear weapon’s[sic] programme was at an end.”

Via DailyMail

Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created.

Just one day later, South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US at Seungjin fire training field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea.

And in a defiant bit of timing, South Korea have announced that key parts of a contentious US missile defense system have been installed.

The South’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes as high-powered US military assets converge on the Korean Peninsula and as a combative North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea.

Thoughts on North Korea’s increasingly aggressive and defiant demeanor towards the Trump Administration? Let us know in the comment section below.

Two border ranchers recently appeared on Fox News to respond to Nancy Pelosi’s ignorance about the border. In the segment the two made it clear they’ve invited Pelosi to visit their property, an invitation that has yet to be responded to.

But they also said something that will have your jaw dropped. During the segment one of the two claimed that over a 30 year period border patrol has caught a whopping 500,000 illegal immigrants on his property.

No, that isn’t a mistype. HALF A MILLION illegals were caught on this rancher’s property. That is, according to his claim.

And now that Trump is President illegal immigration across their land has dropped up to 95%.

Yeah, don’t expect liberal media to report on this.

A billion.

That’s what Trump wanted in the funding bill. A billion is a LOT of money to you and I, but in the grand scheme of a huge government it’s nothing.

Yet for Paul Ryan and the rest of the cowards who constantly follow him off the political cliff it appears just too damn much. For Paul Ryan this is what we’ve come to expect. But for Trump? All very confusing to say the least.

Is Trump caving? It unfortunately appears that may be the case. And Rush Limbaugh agrees.

 

RUSH: I’m not happy to have to pass this on. I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case. But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico.

The Democrats are threatening a government shutdown. It’s the same old same old, and I was hoping that Trump would throw this shutdown thing right back in their face and have everybody realize they’re the ones engineering these shutdowns that nobody would notice anyway unless a big hullabaloo was made about it. The Democrats seem to have successfully used this stupid, silly threat of a government shutdown to get their way. What Trump is saying is if we need to get this done, then I’ll delay the spending on the wall until September. And it’s just a measly billion dollars.

But the problem here, folks, is one of politics. If this happens, if Trump does — and I use the word “cave” guardedly. Trump, I’m sure, does not ever think he caves on anything. But outward appearances are what they are. And the bottom line is that if he is willing to withdraw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars for the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown then the Democrats will have just learned that this threat works on Trump, too, not just all the other Republicans.

We know that the threat of a government shutdown, once it’s even whispered in the Drive-By Media, paralyzes the Republican Party. And then they spring into action trying to assure everybody that we’re not gonna shut down the government. And whatever the Democrats need, the Democrats, the losers in the last election, whatever they need, whatever they need is what we’re gonna do if we have to avoid a government shut down, because the media’s gonna blame us even though we’re not responsible for it and the country is gonna hate this and we can’t afford this. And so we can’t have a government shutdown.

And not having a shutdown has been the single focus of Republican policy for I don’t know how many years now. And it has translated into the Democrats being able to deny Republicans most of what they want and Democrats to get what they want. You know, once they get away with it, they’re gonna keep trying. And if they get away with it once, they’re just going to keep using it.

Of course, as we pointed out earlier, Trump doesn’t need Paul Ryan to build the wall. He already has full authority to do so on his own.

WARNING: The following content is highly disturbing and graphic in nature. This content is NSFW, viewer discretion advised.

A Cumberland County couple has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty and conspiracy after video of the individuals tying a ‘PTSD service dog‘ tree and shooting it at close range with a rifle surfaced on social media.

The couple identified as 22-year-old veteran Marinna Rollins and 25-year-old Jarren Heng (whose current status with the U.S. Army is unknown at this time) were both taken into custody by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and currently are being held on bond.

Heng is reported to have been serving at Fort Bragg.

While details surrounding this heartbreaking case of animal cruelty are currently scarce, reports indicate the dog named Cumboui (aka Cam) was allegedly serving as an emotional support dog for Rollins after she received a medical retirement from the military.

Via FayObserver

A veteran has been charged with tying her PTSD service dog to a tree and shooting him five times. The dog’s death was filmed by the veteran and a soldier, according to court documents.

Note: Cam was shot more than 5 times as seen in the disturbing videos below. There are at least two videos showing that Rollins and Heng took turns shooting the defenseless animal.

Marinna Rollins, 22, of the 5600 block of Netherland Place, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with cruelty to animals and conspiracy, an arrest warrant said. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Jarren Heng, 25, also of the 5600 block of Netherland Place, was arrested Monday and charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy, an arrest warrant said. His bail was set at $5,000.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County Animal Control investigated the shooting. During the course of the investigation, they found multiple videos of the shooting filmed by Heng and Rollins and text messages discussing the shooting.

Again, due to the graphic nature of the following content, viewer discretion is advised.  

A Facebook page titled “Justice for Cam” is aiming to ensure that this senseless act of violence against a defenseless dog is not swept under the rug by the mainstream media as many cases of animal cruelty are.

Stating that “Marinna Rollins is trying to claim that the dog was sick and suffering and that she did this out of Mercy,” Justice for Cam explains that their goal is to ensure the public sees Cam’s side of the story.

Justice for Cam additionally explains that “we don’t want her to get off easy for the crime she committed. This was clearly not mercy.”

Justice for Cam has also published a screenshot of a post which Rollins allegedly told friends on Facebook that Cam was ‘heading off’ to a ‘happier place,‘ leading friends to believe that he was being rehomed.

In a sickening display, the following video believed to have been taken by Heng shows a frightened Cam cowering near the tree as Rollins, the same individual in which he trusted to care for him pointed a rifle before taking his life.


“It’s been real Camy… I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but…”

Thoughts on this heartbreaking case of cruelty? Let us know in the comment section below.

An Oregon engineer set out on a mission to work with local media, state agencies and anyone who would listen to provide one simple solution. Making an outdated traffic light system more logical. More logical in a way that makes it all safer and helps citizens avoid unnecessary traffic light camera tickets.

Mats Järlström is his name and he discovered that an old mathematic formula was being used to determine how the yellow lights were being used at traffic light controlled intersections. The formula is not logical for modern times and causes issues for vehicles turning right.

Mats was taken very seriously in his findings. He was actively engaged in discussions with transportation officials and all seemed to be going well. That is, until the powers that be found out about it.

Turns out a two year investigation was funded by state government with the intention of determining that Mats was practicing traffic engineering without a license.

No joke.

The following video explains it all in great details.

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