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Trump’s Interior Department Won’t Be Removing Confederate Monuments From Civil War Battl

The Interior Department won’t be removing monuments to Confederate soldiers at national battlefields that are “an important part of our country’s history,” according to a spokesman.

“The National Park Service is committed to safeguarding these memorials while simultaneously educating visitors holistically and objectively about the actions, motivations and causes of the soldiers and states they commemorate,” spokesman Jeremy Barnum told E&E News.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Special counsel’s Russia probe loses top FBI investigator

One of the FBI’s top investigators, tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller just weeks ago to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has left Mueller’s team, sources tell ABC News.

The recent departure of FBI veteran Peter Strzok is the first known hitch in a secretive probe that by all public accounts is charging full-steam ahead. Just last week, news surfaced that Mueller’s team had executed a search warrant at the Virginia home of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. And the week before that ABC News confirmed Mueller is now using a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., to collect documents and other evidence.—More…

By News on the Net -- ABC News- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Leftists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt

Leftists are demanding that a Teddy Roosevelt statue be removed from the New York Museum because he was a ‘racist’.  On that same day, reporters from mainstream media belittled President Trump’s question of whether leftists would pursue the destruction of statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  The organization behind this demand is ‘NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place’. They also are calling for Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day. [Don’t laugh. These haters of America are winning their battles. Time is running out to defeat them. Freedom Force awaits you.] –GEG

Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.—More…

By News on the Net -- NeedtoKnow.news- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.—More…

By News on the Net -- CBS- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

No checks on people or goods crossing border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit

Theresa May has ruled out checks on people or goods crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit.

A government ‘position paper’ rejects the idea of CCTV cameras or number plate recognition systems - instead saying that the current ‘frictionless’ arrangements should effectively stay in place.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Democrat Activists Urge National Push Against Confederate Statues

Democratic leaders and activists — including the CAIR Islamic group — are expanding their 2017 culture war against Confederate historical statues and landmarks, boosting concerns that progressive ‘Antifa’ groups and white-power fascists may again collide during mismanaged public demonstrations.

Donna Brazile, who has twice worked as the temporary chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted an article on Monday calling for the removal of eight Confederate statues now displayed in Congress.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Watch: Ingraham Rips Krauthammer Over His Moral Superiority About Trump

President Donald Trump’s comments on Tuesday about Charlottesville earned him more criticism from the left and right, as some say he softened his condemnation of white supremacist groups.

“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down,” he said. “I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?”—More….

By News on the Net -- Liberty Headlines- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Council on American-Islamic Relations: Tear Down Every Confederate Memorial

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of America.

CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend. At the Charlottesville, Va. rally, James Alex Fields, a rally attendee, allegedly plowed his grey Dodge Challenger through a large group of people on a pedestrian mall. One woman, Heather Heyer, died in the incident. About 20 other people suffered injuries.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Confederate monuments removed or covered overnight

The largest cities in Alabama and Maryland tore down or covered up Confederate monuments overnight and early Wednesday, days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville.

Work crews in Birmingham built a wooden structure to cover up a pro-Confederacy monument in a downtown park, while four such monuments were pulled down and removed in Baltimore.—More…

By News on the Net -- CBC News- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Fox News New Low: Establishment Mouthpiece Perino Implies Pro-Israel Breitbart a Nazi Site

Fox News viewers were livid after Dana Perino—long suspected to be someone, like Megyn Kelly, who cares more about the opinions of elites in New York and D.C. than Fox News’ viewers—smeared Breitbart News as a site for Nazis on Monday.

It seems like the vapid Fox News host knows less about Breitbart News and the alt-right/new right than the Cuban Missile Crisis, which is saying quite a lot.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

College student, 22, arrested for her role in toppling Confederate statue in North Carolina

A college student was arrested Tuesday for toppling a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday in North Carolina in front of a cheering crowd.

Takiya Thompson, 22, brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924, according to The Associated Press. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local government offices in Durham County.—More…

By News on the Net - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

13 accused ‘Columbus Clique’ MS-13 gang members arrested in Ohio, Indiana

More than a dozen alleged members of the feared MS-13 street gang were arrested during early morning raids Tuesday in Ohio and Indiana, the Department of Justice said.

Federal prosecutors said a grand jury had charged 10 gang members of the “Columbus Clique” with conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering, as well as the use of firearms during a violent crime, in an indictment returned in late July.—More..

By News on the Net -- FoxNews- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Philippines’ Duterte praises police killings of 32 drug suspects, urges more

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Aug 16) urged police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in “shock and awe” raids.

Duterte’s incendiary comments came as he acknowledged major problems in his drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives, admitting he could not win it as quickly as promised and lamenting a corrupt police force.—More…

By News on the Net -- Channel NewsAsia- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Global Ocean Cooling Continues

July Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we can see further ocean cooling led by plummeting temps in the Tropics and SH, continuing the downward trajectory from the previous 12 months.

HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being HadSST3.—More…

By News on the Net -- Science Matters- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Rudy Giuliani rushed to the hospital after falling

Rudy Giuliani was rushed to emergency surgery on Sunday after his right leg gave way on the first day of his vacation on Long Island.

Talking about his quadriceps tendon surgery, the former mayor exclusively told Page Six from his hospital bed, “I was a catcher from a very young age, and I have suffered with ‘catcher’s knee’ for years, and the doctors said it would deteriorate.”—More…

By News on the Net -- PageSix.com- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Ted Nugent: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Won’t Include Me Because of My NRA Ties

Rocker Ted Nugent says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is passing him over for a spot because of his ties to the National Rifle Association and his outspoken support for the Second Amendment.

“Go to my Facebook. I have tens of millions of Facebookers from all around the world,” the guitarist recently told New York radio station Q103. “And everybody loves the music and everybody–with a brain, and a heart, and a soul, and a conscience–they love the attitude and the spirit. How do you not love my attitude? I’m almost like Mother Teresa with a Glock.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

Washington Post pushes unsubstantiated story that Trump’s father attended ‘KKK march’

A Washington Post reporter on Tuesday pushed a story about President Trump’s father being arrested “at a KKK march” in the 1920s, although it seemed to reference a Memorial Day parade, and it’s at best unclear why the elder Trump was detained and discharged by the police.

Michael Kranish, an investigative reporter for the Post and co-author of a biography on Trump, wrote Tuesday on Twitter, a day after Trump condemned violence at a white supremacy rally, “We tell the full story of the arrest of [Trump’s] father’s at a KKK march starting p. 27 in ‘Trump Revealed.’”—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Full Story