‘Believe in Something Larger Than Yourself.’ Read Barbara Bush’s Remarks on Life, Family and Love in Her Wellesley Commencement Speech

‘Believe in Something Larger Than Yourself.’ Read Barbara Bush’s Remarks on Life, Family and Love in Her Wellesley Commencement Speech Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. Remembered by her family for her immense strength and tenacity, Bush lived a full life, spanning tragedies and numerous victories. She joined her husband, George H.W. Bush at White House while he was President and later got to see her son, George W. Bush, take the same office. In 1990, Barbara Bush delivered the commencement speech at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Addressing…
read more

Colleagues, relatives bury slain Salvadoran journalist

Colleagues, relatives bury slain Salvadoran journalist SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Colleagues and relatives have buried a magazine journalist killed over the weekend in El Salvador. Karla Lisseth Turcios worked for El Economista, part of La Prensa Grafica media group in the gang-plagued Central American nation. Journalists carried signs at the funeral Tuesday reading “Justice for Karla.” Her husband told […] Full Story
read more

Audit: DC school’s residency regulations lax enforcement

Audit: DC school’s residency regulations lax enforcement WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit says school officials in Washington, D.C. failed to collect most of the tuition they were owed from nonresident families whose children attend public schools. The Washington Post reports D.C. Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas released the audit Tuesday. In most of the 67 residency-fraud investigations Lewis examined, The Office of […] Full Story
read more

French train hero’s dad guilty of fraud in California case

French train hero’s dad guilty of fraud in California case SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jurors have found the estranged father of French train hero Spencer Stone guilty of wire and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento said 59-year-old Brian Stone was found guilty of 13 charges Tuesday after a four-day trial. Prosecutors say he devised a scheme to falsely bill an insurance company for cleanup […] Full Story
read more

And now a word about Trump from … Barack Obama?

And now a word about Trump from … Barack Obama? A little dystopian chicanery to cleanse the palate via BuzzFeed. If you read this post in February you already know what this clip is and the basics of how it was done. The voice is off, but if they had wanted to make it sound more like Obama, there are ways of doing that too. BuzzFeed offers five tips for discriminating news consumers in trying to tell “deepfakes” from the real deal, which I think is adorable. In a world so stupid and drenched in…
read more

The Senate Should Still Reject Pompeo

The Senate Should Still Reject Pompeo The Washington Post has reported a remarkable story about Mike Pompeo and North Korea tonight: CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about…
read more

Judicial Watch Sues FBI Over Comey’s Book

Judicial Watch Sues FBI Over Comey’s Book Judicial Watch is nothing if not relentless in its pursuit of verifying the tales that politicians and politicos tell. At the moment, they’ve got their sights on former FBI Director James Comey, vocal as he’s been lately about what a good guy he is and how he’s always just tried to be an honest broker for the good of the country. But Comey has a few problems, one of them is the fact that — by his own admission — he illegally turned over a confidential and sensitive…
read more

TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy

TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy Sandy Hook parents sue Alex Jones for calling massacre a hoax Can they both lose? . . . The parents of two kids killed in the Sandy Hook massacre are suing conspiracy monger Alex Jones over his claims that the shooting was a hoax, according to new reports. The families of 6-year-old victims Jesse Lewis […] The post TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy appeared first on The Truth…
read more

WaPo: Mike Pompeo made top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend

WaPo: Mike Pompeo made top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend The Washington Post is reporting Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Breaking —> CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter and met with Kim Jong Un. A Wash Post exclusive https://t.co/JqkjRnvz8E — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 17, 2018 WOW. https://t.co/x5Lo8JcS3q — Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) April 18, 2018 The Washington Post reports: CIA Director…
read more

Barbara Bush’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Barbara Bush’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Barbara Bush, the beloved Bush family matriarch and former First Lady who has died at the age of 92, was a wealthy woman. She left behind a lot more than money, of course: She left behind a legacy of family, literacy, and her sharp wit. Her husband’s office released this statement on April 17, 2018, confirming that Barbara Pierce Bush had died. She was in failing health in the days before her death and had refused medical treatment, in favor of being home with…
read more

IRS gives all taxpayers an extra day to file after website issues

IRS gives all taxpayers an extra day to file after website issues Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited... Full Story
read more

Waukegan cop was justified in shooting man, says Lake County state’s attorney

Waukegan cop was justified in shooting man, says Lake County state’s attorney A Waukegan police officer’s decision to shoot a man who allegedly threatened him with what appeared to be a handgun in late December has been found legally justified by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, authorities announced Tuesday. Waukegan police said in a statement they were notified... Full Story
read more

Once again, Detective April Hope goes in search of Chicago’s spring

Once again, Detective April Hope goes in search of Chicago's spring Detective April Hope stomped into the Chicago police station feeling as gloomy as the springtime sky, as low as a dirty sidewalk, as tired as a cliche. “Get your bleepin’ feet off my desk,” she snarled. She swatted at Officer Hardy Boyle’s snow boots. Snow boots! In spring. God, she hated this... Full Story
read more

In Germany, outrage builds after rap album with alleged anti-Semitic lyrics wins top award

In Germany, outrage builds after rap album with alleged anti-Semitic lyrics wins top award A nationwide controversy has erupted in Germany over a taboo-breaking rap duo that won one of the country’s most important music industry awards for a bestselling album and song that included lyrics that made references to the Holocaust and Nazi concentration camp prisoners. Several past winners... Full Story
read more

Kudlow says Nikki Haley was ‘confused’ on Russian sanctions – here’s her fierce response

Kudlow says Nikki Haley was ‘confused’ on Russian sanctions – here’s her fierce response U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shot back at a comment by President Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow about a misunderstanding over further sanctions against Russia. Here’s what happened Haley said that there would be more sanctions against Russia over the chemical attacks launched by their ally Syrian President Assad. But the Trump administration appeared to walk back that decision, and said through various spokespersons that the president was still considering the issue. On Monday, White House press secretary…
read more

Marvin Bush, Barbara & George Bush’s Youngest Son: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Marvin Bush, Barbara & George Bush’s Youngest Son: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Marvin Bush, George and Barbara’s youngest son, was born in 1956. Barbara and George had six children together, including another daughter who died at a very young age. All of the Bushes’ children will no doubt miss their mother terribly now that she has passed away at the age of 92. Here’s everything you need to know about Marvin Bush. 1. Marvin Was Named After His Grandfather George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Audiovisual Archive Marvin Bush was named after…
read more

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly had a top-secret meeting with Kim Jong Un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly had a top-secret meeting with Kim Jong Un CIA Director Mike Pompeo travelled to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un earlier this month in a top-secret visit that was reportedly intended to set the scene for President Donald Trump to meet with Kim later this year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Trump appeared to accidentally confirm the Post's report — which had not yet been released — in comments to the press Tuesday, responding, “Yes,” when asked if he’d spoken with Kim. Trump later amended the statement, saying,…
read more

Inside Barbara Bush’s Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

Inside Barbara Bush’s Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother to former President George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age 92. She was born Barbara Pierce, the daughter of publisher Marvin Pierce, and attended Smith College until she dropped out to marry George H.W. Bush, whom she’d met at a party in Greenwich, Conn., over a winter break. As a result of that meeting, she would garner important, if subtle, political influence. When Margaret Carlson profiled the then-new First…
read more

Missouri House moves to strengthen open records law

Missouri House moves to strengthen open records law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would beef up the state’s open records law. The proposal, passed Tuesday, would essentially give the attorney general’s office subpoena power when investigating open records violations. Attorney General Josh Hawley has said his inability to subpoena witnesses tied his […] Full Story
read more

Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God: Proverbs for a Happy Home

Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God: Proverbs for a Happy Home The most famous parenting verse in the book of Proverbs says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). That’s great to know. But the book of Proverbs has much more to say to parents. Proverbs offers deeper insights that will spare our families pain and will give our families joy. It shows us more clearly “the way a child should go.” Proverbs 8 takes us…
read more

Why the Pilgrims were so tough-minded

Why the Pilgrims were so tough-minded William Brewster William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, in the painting “Embarkation of the Pilgrims.” He is also portrayed in the Rotunda giving thanks to God in the “Frieze of American History” depiction of “The Landing of the Pilgrims.” William Brewster is depicted as representing “religion” in a thematic painting located in the president’s room of the Senate Wing. William Brewster was a leader of the Pilgrim church in England. He was arrested and jailed by Britain’s oppressive government which denied liberty…
read more

The irony of abortion: Populations getting too low

The irony of abortion: Populations getting too low Russian babies anyone? $8000 a pop Support of the family is “Among Russia’s top priorities” – say what? The times they are a changin’, and Russia is apparently no exception. “Russia had the highest number of abortions per woman of child-bearing age in the world according to UN data as of 2010,” Wikipedia reports. “In terms of the total number, in 2009 China reported that it had over 13 million abortions, out of a population of 1.3 billion, compared to the 1.2 million abortions in Russia, out…
read more

CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Donald Trump to meet with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump's most trusted emmisaries... Full Story
read more

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2 The passenger who died after a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing because an engine exploded was identified a mother of two from New Mexico. Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive and mother to two children, was killed after shrapnel from the flight’s blown out engine broke a plane window and struck her, the Associated Press reports. Riordan was the vice president of community relations at Wells Fargo bank. She lived in Albuquerque and was married to Michael Riordan,…
read more

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2 The passenger who died after a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing because an engine exploded was identified a mother of two from New Mexico. Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive and mother to two children, was killed after shrapnel from the flight’s blown out engine broke a plane window and struck her, the Associated Press reports. Riordan was the vice president of community relations at Wells Fargo bank. She lived in Albuquerque and was married to Michael Riordan,…
read more

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos Barbara Bush, the fierce and beloved matriarch of the Bush family, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The former First Lady had the longest marriage in presidential history — she was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, dropping out of college to follow along as her childhood love grew in his career. The couple met when Barbara Bush (then Barbara Pierce) was a 15-year-old girl on Christmas break. It was 1941 at a Christmas dance in Greenwich, Conn.,…
read more

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos Barbara Bush, the fierce and beloved matriarch of the Bush family, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The former First Lady had the longest marriage in presidential history — she was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, dropping out of college to follow along as her childhood love grew in his career. The couple met when Barbara Bush (then Barbara Pierce) was a 15-year-old girl on Christmas break. It was 1941 at a Christmas dance in Greenwich, Conn.,…
read more

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The beloved Bush family matriarch was remembered by her son, George W. Bush, who said in a statement that he was lucky to have her as his mother. “Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” Bush said. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and…
read more

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The beloved Bush family matriarch was remembered by her son, George W. Bush, who said in a statement that he was lucky to have her as his mother. “Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” Bush said. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and…
read more

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a drunken-driving suspect who led them on a high-speed chase in a U-Haul truck south of Los Angeles, then climbed a fence and sprinted through the campus of a middle school. Sheriff’s patrol cars gave chase Tuesday afternoon but backed off after the truck began weaving recklessly through […] Full Story
read more

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a drunken-driving suspect who led them on a high-speed chase in a U-Haul truck south of Los Angeles, then climbed a fence and sprinted through the campus of a middle school. Sheriff’s patrol cars gave chase Tuesday afternoon but backed off after the truck began weaving recklessly through […] Full Story
read more

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant, will remain in a Florida jail until September. The 20-year-old rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the Sun Sentinel that Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, reached a […] Full Story
read more

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant, will remain in a Florida jail until September. The 20-year-old rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the Sun Sentinel that Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, reached a […] Full Story
read more

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will review the death of a woman found hanging inside a mansion after a lawsuit verdict contradicted investigators’ findings that she committed suicide. Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday that no new evidence was presented in the trial but there was new analysis of existing evidence. […] Full Story
read more

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will review the death of a woman found hanging inside a mansion after a lawsuit verdict contradicted investigators’ findings that she committed suicide. Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday that no new evidence was presented in the trial but there was new analysis of existing evidence. […] Full Story
read more

Carjacking suspect arrested after long chase through Phoenix

Carjacking suspect arrested after long chase through Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a carjacking suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at high speeds through Phoenix and led officers on a 45-minute chase. They say the man weaved the SUV in and out of traffic at high speeds Tuesday, drove on light rail tracks, sped through red lights and drove the wrong […] Full Story
read more

Things to Remember about Barbara Bush

Things to Remember about Barbara Bush HOUSTON (AP) — Here is a look at several things to know about the life of former first lady Barbara Bush: LITERACY EFFORTS The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with a goal to improve the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children. The […] Full Story
read more

Indiana county considers adding new livestock farm rules

Indiana county considers adding new livestock farm rules MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county is weighing new rules for livestock farms after a state agency’s recent approval of a 10,000-hog farm. Delaware County commissioners introduced an amendment Monday to zoning ordinances that would restrict where future livestock farms can be built. The Star Press reports the proposals follow the Indiana Department […] Full Story
read more

French rail workers are on strike as President Macron vows to reform public sector unions

French rail workers are on strike as President Macron vows to reform public sector unions French President Emmanuel Macron is determined to loosen up rules regarding public sector employment but he is facing strong resistance from unions led by French rail workers who have announced plans for several months of rolling walkouts designed to grind the nation to a halt. Here’s how the Guardian reported the launch of strikes earlier this month: The first day of the strikes – dubbed “Black Tuesday” – caused large-scale disruption to the country’s 4.5 million rail passengers. Frantic crowds…
read more

Breaking: Barbara Pierce Bush passes away at age 92

Breaking: Barbara Pierce Bush passes away at age 92 Former President George H. W. Bush has released a statement through his office, announcing the passing of his wife, Barbara. The statement reads: “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesdasy, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death…
read more

Ex-Illinois police officer and sister-in-law sentenced to jail in 2016 California brawl

Ex-Illinois police officer and sister-in-law sentenced to jail in 2016 California brawl A former Illinois police officer and his sister-in-law were sentenced Monday to jail time and ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program in connection with a 2016 brawl in Huntington Beach. Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard King sentenced Arthur Edward Roman, 30, of Tinley Park,... Full Story
read more

BREAKING: Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at 92

BREAKING: Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at 92 Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died, the office of George H.W. Bush announced in a statement Tuesday evening. BREAKING: Barbara Bush has died at 92 pic.twitter.com/YjY0EsTySs — Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) April 17, 2018 In a statement issued Sunday, the Bush family said the former First Lady had opted for “comfort care” after a series of hospitalizations. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will…
read more

Pompeo Secretly Met with Kim Jong Un

Pompeo Secretly Met with Kim Jong Un CIA Director Mike Pompeo “made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un,” the Washington Post reports. “The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who requested anonymity because of the highly classified nature of…
read more

Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush dies at 92 (YAHOO) — Former first lady Barbara Bush, one of only two women in American history to have been both the wife and the mother of a U.S. president, died in her home in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92. Known for her shock of white hair and trademark pearls, Barbara Bush was quickly branded the nation’s “grandmother in chief” when her husband, President George H.W. Bush, ascended to the White House in 1988. But her matronly appearance and polite disposition concealed a sharp tongue and devilish wit that…
read more

The 70th anniversary of Israel’s resurrection from the dead

The 70th anniversary of Israel's resurrection from the dead How special is it that Israel is commemorating its 70th anniversary as truly the only nation in the world essentially resurrected from the dead after nearly 2,000 years? It’s so special that Israel will observe this momentous event on two separate dates this year – today, April 18, and again next month, May 14. That’s one of the peculiarities of a nation that observes two calendars – one based on the Bible and the other based on the world’s system. I’ve been fascinated with Israel as…
read more

Hot take: Starbucks closing for an afternoon will show white people how racism affects them too

Hot take: Starbucks closing for an afternoon will show white people how racism affects them too As Twitchy reported earlier, 8,000 Starbucks stores will close for an afternoon in May to conduct racial-bias education for employees after police arrested two black men at a Philadelphia location. The idea of an afternoon without Starbucks got one man thinking how that will serve as “white penance” and show white people how racism affects them as well. Starbucks is taking away coffee for a day. Maybe NOW white people will see that racism impacts them as well. #ADayWithoutCoffee #WhitePenance…
read more

Former first lady Barbara Bush, known for humor and literacy work, dies at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush, known for humor and literacy work, dies at 92 Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington,... Full Story
read more

Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture

Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture Not to be outdone by Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining table, a Trump administration official in charge of a small government agency spent almost $1 million to furnish two offices, the New York Post reported Tuesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spent more than $917,000 on essential items for his Washington, D.C. offices, including a $290,000 moveable wooden wall system, a $3,500 antique desk, and a $859 30-inch plaque that reads “Executive Office of the President.” To contrast, President Barack Obama’s two trade ambassadors spent a combined…
read more

Yemen’s other crisis: surging refugee flows and human trafficking

Yemen’s other crisis: surging refugee flows and human trafficking Saleh Saeed Nasser has been patrolling Yemen’s coastline for 15 years. For most of his career, he’s seen migrants arrive on the pristine shores of Shabwa province from the Horn of Africa. But in recent years, as his country's three-year civil war has brought on terrorism and the world's worst humanitarian crisis, something counterintuitive has started happening: More migrants from Africa are rushing to shore and overwhelming the coastline he patrols as a member of the country’s Coast Guard. More than 87,000 migrants arrived last year…
read more

Group asks Arkansas high court to approve casino ballot

Group asks Arkansas high court to approve casino ballot LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Susan Rutledge to approve and certify the ballot title. The group Driving Arkansas Forward filed a petition Tuesday with the state’s high court. Driving Arkansas Forward is trying to […] Full Story
read more

Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of […] Full Story
read more

Consumers Energy putting money into arts, food in Jackson

Consumers Energy putting money into arts, food in Jackson JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Consumers Energy Foundation is spending $500,000 in its backyard. The utility’s philanthropic arm says it will give $300,000 to develop a kitchen suitable to host a food festival at the old Vermeulen’s building in Jackson. The festival will probably start in 2019 and be modeled after the successful ArtPrize festival […] Full Story
read more

Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush

Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush Barbara Bush gave the commencement address at the all-women Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1990. The speech was ranked No. 47 on a list of the top speeches of the century in 1999. The list, compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University, was based on a survey […] Full Story
read more

GOP policies killing women? Ridiculous, says research

GOP policies killing women? Ridiculous, says research Rep. Keith Ellison The vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, claimed in a vitriolic speech this week that “Women are dying because we are losing elections!” He screamed his opinion at a meeting of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee as part of an attack on the GOP. “We don’t have the right to lose a damn election!” he shouted. Actually, that’s not only irresponsible, it’s wrong, report officials with the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List organization. “Rep. Keith Ellison’s inflammatory comments aren’t just divisive –…
read more

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92 Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92. The office of her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, issued a statement Tuesday evening announcing her death but did […] Full Story
read more

Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, Barbara & George Bush’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, Barbara & George Bush’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Dorothy Bush Koch, George and Barbara’s only living daughter, was born in 1959 Dorothy has been married twice. Barbara and George had six children together, including another daughter who died at a very young age. Dorothy and Barbara were close, and Doro will no doubt miss her mother terribly now that she has passed away at the age of 92. Here’s everything you need to know about Doro Bush. 1. Dorothy Was Named After Her Grandmother George Bush Presidential…
read more

BREAKING: Barbara Bush Has Passed Away at the Age of 92

BREAKING: Barbara Bush Has Passed Away at the Age of 92 Jim McGrath, spokesman for President George H. W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush, released a statement announcing the former First Lady has passed away at the age of 92: Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 The news of the former First Lady’s passing comes after an announcement on Sunday afternoon that Bush’s health was failing and she’d no longer seek…
read more

Matt Nagy looks and sounds ready to put the fun back in football for Bears and Chicago

Matt Nagy looks and sounds ready to put the fun back in football for Bears and Chicago Before the Bears opened their minicamp practice Tuesday at the Walter Payton Center, coach Matt Nagy called reporters together along the sideline. Grinning with excitement, Nagy asked the group for flexibility and understanding as he learns the various team rules governing player access. Nagy sounded... Full Story
read more

Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze

Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze A TTAG reader who’s currently serving in the military strolled into his base’s dental clinic where he found this poster on the wall. It provides a healthy bit of perspective on the primary causes of death and heartache in this country. Taken together, the top five causes account for 950,000 annual deaths. That’s around 27 […] The post Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
read more

This is why a congressman accused of sexual harassment suddenly resigned

This is why a congressman accused of sexual harassment suddenly resigned When Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned and erased his Twitter account earlier this month, observers wondered, “Why now?” After all, the Republican congressman had already announced that he would retire without running for re-election in the wake of an investigation into the $84,000 in taxpayer money that he used to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. But instead of facing the House Ethics Committee’s findings, Farenthold resigned on April 6 after the committee tipped Farenthold off to the fact that it was about to…
read more

California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial planned

California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial planned BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent more than 20 years on California’s death row before his conviction was overturned won’t be retried and could be freed within days. Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday that she won’t retry Vicente Benavides Figueroa for the rape and murder of a toddler. But Green […] Full Story
read more

Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap?

Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap? Strike Industries released several new products specific for the AR-15 and AR-10 platform. R.EX Riser The R.EX Riser is a low profile, lightweight riser for AR platforms. Set at the ideal height for co-witnessing while using the SI Reflex Exoskeleton mount with either A2 height, or Sidewinder sights (without spacer), the REX Riser is versatile […] Read More … The post Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap? appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
read more

Celebrations in Syria despite recent U.S.-led strikes

Celebrations in Syria despite recent U.S.-led strikes Just days after U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syria's chemical weapons facilities, the Assad regime led celebrations for the country's independence day. CBS News' Seth Doane, the only U.S. network correspondent inside Syria, reports from Aleppo. Full Story
read more

What Went Wrong at FiveThirtyEight

What Went Wrong at FiveThirtyEight This piece is only available to Political Wire members. Your support makes this site possible. Join today for exclusive analysis, new features and no advertising. Sign in to your account or join today! Monthly – $5 per month or Annual – $50 per year   Full Story
read more

Dershowitz: Hannity wrong for keeping Trump lawyers secret

Dershowitz: Hannity wrong for keeping Trump lawyers secret Ari Melber questions renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz after his dinner with Trump. Dershowitz criticizes Hannity for secretly employing another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, while reporting on him and Michael Cohen without disclosing his relationship with...Read more Full Story
read more

Weird Gelatin Molds: A Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Weird Gelatin Molds: A Tuesday Evening Open Thread The gelatin mold is a lost art, of sorts. The appeal of gelatin is largely unknown to me. Perhaps this is because of Jell-o and Lutheran hot dish potlucks (let me assure you, there is nothing lucky about it) growing up. It’s a wonder I have recovered to like food. Anyway, back in the day, gelatin molds of all sorts were pretty common on American tables. Not so much today. But the always cool Bitter Southerner site has some great examples of creative gelatin molds from southerners.…
read more

Another key Democrat is against Pompeo

Another key Democrat is against Pompeo New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday became the latest member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to oppose CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state. Full Story
read more

Legal analyst: Comey’s account is devastating for President Trump

Legal analyst: Comey's account is devastating for President Trump CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says that former FBI Director James Comey's account of a meeting he had with President Donald Trump, in which he allegedly asked to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, paints a devastating picture for the President. Full Story
read more

U.S. general on Trump’s Syria strike: ‘That was outstanding’

U.S. general on Trump's Syria strike: 'That was outstanding' Tomahawk missile fired at a Syrian air base from the USS Porter April 6, 2017 Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney is applauding the Trump administration for building a coalition to strike Syria and carrying out a successful attack, but he says solving the long-term challenges there requires collaboration with Russia, and that cannot happen so long as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe. On Friday night (early Saturday in Syria), the U.S., along with Great Britain and France, fired dozens of missiles at…
read more

Faux News

Faux News Cast your vote now. All answers are stored anonymously. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. ADD THIS POLL TO YOUR SITE (copy the code below) Full Story
read more

‘CHECKMATE’! Kyle Kashuv throws a BIG wrench in David Hogg’s new boycott campaign

‘CHECKMATE’! Kyle Kashuv throws a BIG wrench in David Hogg’s new boycott campaign As Twitchy told you, David Hogg is in for a rude awakening when his latest call for a boycott inevitably backfires. Today, he revealed his new targets to be asset management giants Vanguard and Blackrock. .@davidhogg111, @blackrock owns part of twitter. Time to fully boycott Blackrock and log off Twitter. Bye — Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 17, 2018 Blackrock and Vanguard, as a matter of fact:   Well, gosh. That’s embarrassing! pic.twitter.com/WRxTM1Y9LB — jenB (@jbug9969) April 17, 2018 lmao way to do…
read more

Rest in peace: Former First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away

Rest in peace: Former First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away Sad news this evening, as former First Lady — and feisty spirit — Barbara Bush has passed away: 1. Barbara Bush, literacy advocate, former First and Second Lady, has died at 92. pic.twitter.com/dseGzY7lfT — Yashar Ali (@yashar) April 17, 2018 Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 May she rest in peace. So sad. RIP, Mrs. Bush. https://t.co/BiN1wgPAWW — Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) April…
read more

Robin Bush, Barbara & George Bush’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Robin Bush, Barbara & George Bush’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Barbara Bush and her daughter, Robin, in 1953. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Audiovisual Archive) Robin Bush was George and Barbara Bush’s oldest daughter. She died of leukemia when she was almost four years old. Her loss left a gaping whole in the couple’s lives — a burden that no parent should ever have to bear. Here’s everything you need to know about Robin Bush. 1. Robin Bush Was Their Second Child George and Barbara with their children George and Robin in…
read more

Barbara Bush’s Children: Photos of the Family She Left Behind

Barbara Bush’s Children: Photos of the Family She Left Behind First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away at the age of 92, leaving behind a family who loved her deeply. She and former President George Bush had six children: Robin Bush, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Marvin Bush, Neil Bush, and Dorothy “Doro” Bush. They also have numerous grandchildren. Robin Bush, their oldest child, passed away when she was only three-years-old. The photo above is a portrait of the Bush family in front of their Kennebunkport, Maine home, taken in August 24, 1986. In the…
read more

Barbara Bush’s Cause of Death: How Did the First Lady Die?

Barbara Bush’s Cause of Death: How Did the First Lady Die? Barbara Bush, the legendary Bush family matriarch, was only the second woman in history to be both the mother and wife of U.S. presidents. She has died at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of her own, through her championing of literary. She is known for her sharp wit, her loyalty, and her ever-present strand of pearls. https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/barbara-bush-dead-death-dies-died/ What was her cause of death? How did the beloved former First Lady die? Her official cause of death has not yet been release.…
read more

IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all taxpayers an extra day due to glitch with agency’s website

IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all taxpayers an extra day due to glitch with agency's website The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day. The agency announced that individuals and businesses with a filing or payment that was due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday. It said no additional paperwork is needed to get the extension.... Full Story
read more

How Many Children Did Barbara Bush & George Bush Have?

How Many Children Did Barbara Bush & George Bush Have? Barbara Bush, the former First Lady and wife to former President George H.W. Bush, has passed away at the age of 92. She and former President George H.W. Bush were married in 1945 and have six children: George Walker Bush, Robin Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Mallon Bush, Marvin Pierce Bush, and Dorothy Bush Koch. All their children are still living except Robin, who died in 1953. Here’s what you need to know about their children. George & Barbara’s Daughter, Robin Bush, Died in 1953 of Leukemia…
read more

Woman killed on Southwest plane that made emergency landing in Philadelphia was nearly sucked out window

Woman killed on Southwest plane that made emergency landing in Philadelphia was nearly sucked out window A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. Passengers dragged the woman back in as the sudden decompression... Full Story
read more

David and Darlene Are Divorced Parents as Johnny Galecki Returns to ‘Roseanne’

David and Darlene Are Divorced Parents as Johnny Galecki Returns to ‘Roseanne’ Johnny Galecki took a break from The Big Bang Theory to return to the reboot of Roseanne, reprising his role of David Healy. That’s right. Darlene and David are back together … Well, not exactly. When the original show first ended, Darlene and David had tied the knot and Darlene gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Harris. David was always the pushover and sensitive one in the relationship, though he was able to soften an abrasive Darlene at times. David…
read more

Barbara Bush Dead: A Tribute to the Former First Lady

Barbara Bush Dead: A Tribute to the Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the legendary Bush family matriarch, the mother and wife of two presidents, and a beloved woman known for her acerbic wit, fierce loyalty, literacy cause, and ever-present strand of pearls, is dead at the age of 92. Bush’s death was confirmed by the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush. Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 Born Barbara Pierce…
read more

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92 Barbara Bush, the beloved wife and mother of two former presidents, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The former First Lady and former President George H.W. Bush had the longest-lasting marriage in presidential history – 73 years. As the Bush family matriarch, Barbara Bush dropped out of college to follow her childhood sweetheart – and kept following as he went from the House of Representatives to the United Nations, the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of Vice President and, finally, the White House. Her son…
read more

Nikki Haley Fires Back at Larry Kudlow on Russian Sanctions: ‘With All Due Respect, I Don’t Get Confused’

Nikki Haley Fires Back at Larry Kudlow on Russian Sanctions: ‘With All Due Respect, I Don’t Get Confused’ (PALM BEACH, Fla.) — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday fired back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters during a briefing in Florida that Haley “got ahead of the curve” when she said the U.S.…
read more

Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain

Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to ensure that ailing Sen. John McCain’s seat isn’t on the November ballot if he leaves office, but Democrats plan to block the effort. The effort emerged Tuesday as the state Senate put an emergency clause on a bill changing how members of Congress who die […] Full Story
read more

Huey Lewis and the News cancels concerts, including Hostfest

Huey Lewis and the News cancels concerts, including Hostfest MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Rockers Huey Lewis and the News won’t be performing at this year’s Norsk Hostfest celebration in Minot, after the group canceled all of its remaining 2018 shows. Lewis cites hearing loss as the reason. The singer’s group was to perform at the Hostfest on Sept. 28. Hostfest President David Reiten says […] Full Story
read more

Woman accused of driving to CIA headquarters with loaded gun

Woman accused of driving to CIA headquarters with loaded gun WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement says a woman who drove to the entrance of the CIA headquarters in Virginia had a loaded gun, a passport and $100,000 in cash. The Washington Post reports Beth Huth had her first court appearance on a charge of possessing a weapon on an agency installation Tuesday. An affidavit says […] Full Story
read more

Andrew White to propose declaring an education emergency

Andrew White to propose declaring an education emergency Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White on Wednesday will announce that if elected he will declare "a state of emergency" for education in Texas as part of plans to increase teacher pay and improve student achievement without raising taxes, campaign sources confirmed Tuesday evening. "Education is top of mind for Texas voters. It will be Andrew White's signature issue as governor," said a briefing document outlining the Wednesday announcement in Austin. Full Story
read more

Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Passes Away

Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Passes Away Former first lady Barbara Bush, who was also the mother of a U.S. President, has passed away. The family issued a statement Tuesday evening. Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 This story is […] The post Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Passes Away appeared first on True Pundit. Full Story
read more

WH on Corker AUMF: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

WH on Corker AUMF: Don’t call us, we’ll call you During Barack Obama’s final months in office, he pushed hard for Congress to revise the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) governing the war on terror. His secretary of defense at the time, Ash Carter, didn’t think it was necessary, but Obama wanted a new AUMF that would put limits on his range of action — and perhaps more importantly, on the range of possible action for his successor. The effort died in the final year of the Obama presidency as overseas operations against…
read more

A Tale of Two Carmines: Was Trump Mistress the First to Receive Mysterious Threat?

A Tale of Two Carmines: Was Trump Mistress the First to Receive Mysterious Threat? Well, here’s a story worth digging into. To begin, former Trump mistress/porn star, Stormy Daniels released a composite sketch on The View of the man she claimed approached her in a parking lot and gave a not-so-thinly-veiled threat, regarding an interview she was about to give in 2011 about her affair with Donald Trump. NEW: On @TheView, Stormy Daniels and lawyer release composite sketch of person she says threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. https://t.co/lEpff3uN2l…
read more

Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum

Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum For this segment of “Identify My Guns,” we have another firearm offered up by one of our TFB readers. If you have an older firearm you would like identified, a potential value ascertained or more history gathered, feel free to comment at the end of this article. We will try to cover as many as […] Read More … The post Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
read more

Follow Pope Francis to Somewhere Good

Follow Pope Francis to Somewhere Good A news interlude dominated by speculation about “golden showers” and a graceless president who described his latest detractor as an “untruthful slime ball” invites us to search for higher moral ground. So it might be Providential that Pope Francis chose to make news last week in two ways. First, he did something that comes very hard to most public figures, and particularly to the current occupant of the White House: He apologized fervently for “grave errors.” He also issued a remarkable document on holiness that seemed made for the…
read more

#MeToo isn’t changing low salaries or lousy working conditions for cheerleaders

#MeToo isn’t changing low salaries or lousy working conditions for cheerleaders Getty Images Is there any other field in which the idea of treating women as second class citizens is as transparent as it is in professional sports and its cheerleaders? It's not just that athletes rake in millions while the cheerleaders who root for them can earn as little as $5 hour. It's also that the women are held to an absurd moral code of conduct, all while being exposed to routine harassment. What a trifecta of nonsense they endure. But now, they're speaking…
read more

Something Trump, Putin should collude on

Something Trump, Putin should collude on Why was it that the Deep State was so eager to tie Donald Trump to an alliance with Vladimir Putin during the 2016 election and more so afterward – actually even making the case that they colluded to defraud the American electorate? Have you ever thought about that question? Was it just that they were desperate to come up with an excuse for Hillary Clinton’s loss? Did they just need to rationalize how a populist, nationalist candidate could defy conventional wisdom and win? Or, was it something else entirely?…
read more

Our bombing of Assad: Spiritually uplifting

Our bombing of Assad: Spiritually uplifting Was it really “Mission Accomplished”? Did it seriously degrade Syria’s chemical warfare capability? Will Russia retaliate? Should Trump have gotten permission from Congress? Will Syria strike with chemicals yet again? If so, what do we do then? May I explain why I’m in no mood to argue any of those and other vital issues on either side? The awkward and somewhat embarrassing truth is, I feel spiritually lifted by America’s leadership in the strike against the Assad regime and his two “protectors,” Russia and Iran! Yes. Spiritually lifted. When’s…
read more

Confessions of a ‘Christian constitutionalist’

Confessions of a 'Christian constitutionalist' After a recent column on “fake news,” someone sent me an email accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with the founding of America. The email stated the common charge that the Constitution was the product of men of the Enlightenment, with Masonic influence as well. Unfortunately, this reader, like so many others, fails to understand the historical truth that the Bible played a unique role in helping to create the U.S. Constitution. The biblical concept of covenants gave rise to the Puritan-type…
read more

Trump orders welfare fix, the left squeals

Trump orders welfare fix, the left squeals It takes a lot of courage for a president to target almost a quarter of the federal budget for reform in an election year. But this is exactly what President Trump is doing with his executive order, “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility.” We’re now spending more than $700 billion per year on low-income assistance, which is more than we are spending on our national defense. And there are plenty of reasons to believe this spending is inefficient, wasteful and counterproductive. Over the last…
read more

Paris to revoke Assad’s Legion of Honor, after bombing ‘tyrant’ holding France’s highest decoration

Paris to revoke Assad’s Legion of Honor, after bombing ‘tyrant’ holding France’s highest decoration Following its missile strike on Syria, Paris suddenly realized that Bashar Assad is still holding the country’s most prestigious Legion of Honor decoration, received in 2001 from Jacques Chirac, local media has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com Full Story
read more

Jennifer Riordan’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jennifer Riordan’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Jennifer Riordan has died following an incident on a Southwest flight, Riordan, a mother of two, was onboard Flight 1380 when the plane’s engine exploded, causing a window on the aircraft to blow out. Riordan had been sitting next to a window at the time of the explosion, and was partially sucked out of the plane, according to NBC Philadelphia. Passengers on the plane worked together to pull the 43-year-old woman back into the plane, but she later died from her injuries. The plane was…
read more