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Trump Hotel fire suspect wanted to engage in apolitical “dumb-f—ery”

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Posted by    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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A couple of days ago, a fire was set in the women’s restroom on the pool deck of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas and an second fire was dealt with in the hallway of its 17th floor.

The hotel’s toasters were used to set the blaze.

Upon investigating, officials discovered four...

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Measles Outbreak Widens in Minnesota

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Posted by    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/29/2017 at 2:00pm

A measles outbreak in Minnesota is widening as the state’s public health and emergency preparedness officials scramble to stop the spread.

As...

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Book Review: Shattering the positive blurbs about Shattered

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:48pm 4/28/2017 at 8:48pm

There has much chatter about the recently released book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign“.

My colleague Mary Chastain penned a superb summary of all the

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Is Dietary Science the Most “Unsettled Science” of All?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:46am 4/26/2017 at 11:46am
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In honor of the recent “March for Science“, I have decided to review a scientific assertion that is completely settled.

Salt is bad for you because it raises blood pressure. A sample of this consensus is on the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on salt safety:

Most Americans Should...

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Why is Pope Francis nixing bullet-proof vehicle for his Cairo visit?

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:30am 4/25/2017 at 8:30am

It is being reported that, despite the numerous attack on Christians in Egypt, the head of the Catholic Church has shunned using an armored vehicle when he tours the nati...

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What You Missed at the #MarchForScience

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:30am 4/24/2017 at 8:30am
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With the mainstream media generating #FakeNews, ginning up anger at President Donald Trump, and indulging in climate change alarmism, thousands of Americans rallied at local “March For Science” events around the nation on Saturday.

Bill Nye, an engineer and educator known as “the science guy” through his appearances on television, spoke to...

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AG Sessions & Sec. of Homeland Security Kelly visit San Diego

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/23/2017 at 4:30pm
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a stop in my hometown on Friday. During the visit, he urged cities and other government jurisdictions with sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.

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Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/21/politics/aya-hijazi-egypt-aid-worker-trump-administration/
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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:30pm 4/23/2017 at 12:30pm
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When President Donald Trump and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi met earlier this month, one issue that must have been addressed during their productive discussions was the case of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who...

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President Trump Fires Obama’s Anti-Gun Surgeon General

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Posted by    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/22/2017 at 5:00pm

President Trump is doing a little spring cleaning, deciding to dismiss U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who had been appointed by his predecessor.  Murthy had been asked to resign, but declined to do so according to his wife.  The president then fired him.

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Earth Day 2017: A look back at the fun prediction failures

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Posted by    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30am 4/22/2017 at 7:30am
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April 22 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day!

The eco-holiday was inaugurated in 1970, and the organizers chose the third week in April because it was conveniently between the booze-filled festivities of Spring Break and the caffeine-fueled horror of final exams. Inspired by the anti-war movement, Earth Day was suppose to...

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6 California cities top nation’s most polluted list

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Posted by    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/20/2017 at 7:00pm
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California’s Governor Jerry Brown’s touts green energy and the local air pollution control regulators rule-make to excess.

Despite all of this business-crushing environmental protection, the Golden State is covered in shame and smog. It turns out six of the ten most polluted American cities are in California!

California’s smoggy reputation appears to be...

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Spree Killer in Fresno claims 3 lives during shooting rampage

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:30am 4/19/2017 at 8:30am
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An African-American man went on a shooting spree in Fresno, California, and randomly targeted four white men, killing three, before he was taken into custody.

The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, is also suspected in the fatal shooting of a security guard outside a Motel 6 on Blackstone Avenue in...

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#CalExit backers end current secession plans

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8:30am 4/18/2017 at 8:30am
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I have a sad update for those Legal Insurrection fans who were hoping that California’s move to secede from the union would be successful.

Supporters of the #CalExit ballot measure officially ended their efforts this week.

The drive to make the nation’s most populous state its own country, with what would be the...

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Trump’s reelection campaign has already raised $13.2 million

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Posted by    Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 12:30pm 4/16/2017 at 12:30pm
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It appears that many Americans approve of how President Donald Trump is governing, and they are already backing his 2020 reelection efforts with some hard-earned cash.

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is off to a quick start, pulling in $13.2 million through a trio of committees in...

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Internal Trump admin showdown over Paris Climate Agreement this week?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:00am 4/16/2017 at 9:00am
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Shortly after being elected President, Donald Trump expressed that he wanted to find ways to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and put a stop-payment on a $500 million check Obama wrote for the UN Climate fund days before Trump’s inauguration.

However, close to Trump’s 100-day presidential milestone, it...

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North Korea’s test missile explodes immediately after launching – UPDATED

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Posted by    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:45pm 4/15/2017 at 9:45pm
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(Updates placed at the end of the post.)

US military officials are reporting that North Korea attempt to launch a missile along its east coast, but it blew up almost immediately.

…It’s unclear why it failed. The missile was launched from Sinpo, on its east coast.

The Yonhap news agency in South Korea first...

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Trump’s inauguration Rabbi 1st non-Israeli honored on Israel’s Independence Day

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Posted by    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/15/2017 at 5:00pm
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Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will become the first non-citizen to light a torch during Israel’s main Independence Day ceremony this year.

Hier, who in January delivered a prayer during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, is one of three individuals selected for the honor...

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