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Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities
BERLIN (AP) — A German court is considering whether cities should ban diesel cars to lower air pollution, a move that could have drastic consequences for the country's auto industry.The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig is hearing an appea ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Dana Loesch Implied to Parkland Students That the NRA Supports Stronger Background Checks. That’s Very Disingenuous!
On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall in which students and parents from the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—the site of last week’s mass shooting—posed questions to several public figures. Most of the night involved tense and emotional but substantive and perhaps even productive exchanges of views, most notably between angry students and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. (Whether the notoriously slippery Rubio will abide by his avowed newfound support for a number of gun-control measures remains to be seen.) Striking a sour note, however, was National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who responded to a question from student Emma Gonzalez with a carefully vague answer that misleadingly implied the NRA has a deep and longstanding commitment to keeping powerful weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals through background checks: ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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If Not Collusion, Then Obstruction of Justice? Hold On There, Also
As it would appear that the Russian-Trump campaign collusion delusion is slowly being relegated to the dustbin of really good conspiracy theories, the Resistance- aided and abetted by the NeverTrumpers- are left to rely on obstruction of justice.  However, even here the history and the evidence suggests otherwise. As far as history is concerned, there have been two instances of charges of obstruction of justice against a President.  In both those cases- Nixon and Clinton- they involved one or several elements: (1) urging others to lie under oath, (2) concealing or destruction of evidence, and/or (3) “buying silence” (in Clinton’s case, handing out appointments).  In the case of Trump, we have none of those elements.  Instead, the best the detractors can offer is four strands of “evidence” that fall apart upon review. The first is the denials that his campaign had any contacts with Russian officials or operatives during the campaign.  As outlined in previous articles, there are well-documented instances of such contacts; according to the Washington Post, at least 30.  The nature of the contacts and what was discussed is largely unknown other than two- Page and Papadopolous apparently trying to set up some meeting.  There is also the ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Shooting Survivor Quit CNN Town Hall After Refusing to Ask ‘Scripted’ Question
Colton Haab (Facebook) Colton Haab, a student who survived last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, refused to participate in a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night after he was told to ask a "scripted" question. ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Greenpeace appeals to Thai PM to tackle air pollution ‘crisis’
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution "crisis" in Bangkok, weeks after a pollution agency said the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels. ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Shaun White on Skis
Immediately after finishing his final run in the freestyle skiing halfpipe event, David Wise tossed his ski poles into the snow. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” Wise said, apologizing to no one in particular. “I got a little excited.” ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Florida Shooting Survivors Face Down The NRA And Politicians, Vow To Keep Fighting
"Our kids have started a revolution," one teacher says at emotional town hall. ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Trump on preventing mass shootings: ‘We’re going to get it done’
President Trump said Wednesday the administration is going to strengthen background checks and “put a strong emphasis on mental health,” as he promised students and families “we are going to get it done.” ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened inten ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Palestinians’ envoy to US faces silence from White House
Palestinians' envoy to US faces challenge of Mideast peacemaking with a largely silent White House ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Geller: CPAC Joins the Leftist Social Media Giants in Censoring Conservatives
free speech With less than a week to go before the event, CPAC finally agreed to give my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a room for an event on how social media is censoring conservatives. ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."Revisiting an idea he raised in his campai ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won't be traveling solo.Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business de ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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EXPOSED: Broward County Sheriff Has Some EXTREMELY Questionable ‘Friends’
Investigative journalist Laura Loomer revealed Saturday that the sheriff in Broward County, Florida pals around with prominent Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders. The sheriff, Scott Israel, is throwing objectivity to the wind and making a full-throated plea for gun control, which is earning him plaudits from national media including The Washington […] ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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Republican Congresswoman criticized over comment on mass murderers
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, said Wednesday in a radio interview that many mass murderers “end up being Democrats.” ... read more
Published on 02-22-2018
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