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Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her ‘a rock star’

A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She’s thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.

But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president’s call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

FBI busts sex trafficking ring selling 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister for $600

The FBI announced 84 underage victims and 120 traffickers were arrested from Oct. 12-15 as part of the annual human trafficking sting Operation Cross County XI.

The average age of the victims was 15 years old and the youngest was a three-month-old infant. —More….

By Fox News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Morneau says he’ll set up a blind trust, divest Morneau Shepell shares

OTTAWA — Following days of accusations that he was putting himself in a conflict of interest, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced he’ll set up a blind trust and then sell off his ownership stake in his family’s pension services company.

He also denied that he was ever in a conflict, despite having personally introduced legislation last year that proposes changes to pension regulations.—More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

BlackBerrys, a boat and a $40 clock: Here’s what people are stealing from the government

Forty-four BlackBerrys, 70 computers and one $40 clock were among the items stolen from the federal government last year.

In total, Ottawa lost $6.8 million in property due to theft and other offences in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to public accounts released this month, and another $24 million in accidental losses and damage to public property.—More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Gorka: ‘Massive’ Defeats for Islamic State in ‘Scant Eight Months of Trump Adminis

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition and former deputy assistant to President Trump, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the latest political news, media bias, the defeat of the Islamic State in Raqqa, and the Kurdish situation in Iraq.

Gorka argued that the “political revolution” of President Trump’s election is still in progress, albeit in a disorganized fashion.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

BlackBerrys, a boat and a $40 clock: Here’s what people are stealing from the government

Forty-four BlackBerrys, 70 computers and one $40 clock were among the items stolen from the federal government last year.

In total, Ottawa lost $6.8 million in property due to theft and other offences in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to public accounts released this month, and another $24 million in accidental losses and damage to public property. —More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Man in Pikachu Costume Arrested After White House Jump

Washington (AP)—A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence — all in the name of making a YouTube video.

Curtis Combs of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with unlawful entry. An arrest affidavit says Combs was dressed as Pikachu and told authorities he wanted to become famous and had planned to post a video of it on YouTube.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Ex-Trump aides use FBI, ethics, court complaints to counter Russia collusion allegations

Former campaign aides to President Trump have begun to fight back against what they consider libelous allegations in the Russia election saga.

Instead of expensive legal actions, they are representing themselves in what might be considered unconventional actions through court, ethics and FBI complaints. The aim is to clear their names of any involvement in Russian election interference, as alleged by online bloggers, the press and Democrats.—More….

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius Tony Larkin/Rex Features
Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare.

English literature undergraduates were apparently cautioned that a lecture focusing on Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault”.—More…

By News on the Net -- Independent- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive after the leader of the restive region said that separatist lawmakers might declare independence.

The announcement from Madrid came almost immediately after the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, warned that regional lawmakers were prepared to press ahead with independence if the national government employed emergency powers.— More…

By News on the Net -- NY Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Laura Dern Reveals Being Sexually Assaulted in Hollywood at Age 14

Veteran actress Laura Dern revealed Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted when she was 14-years-old.

Dern, now 50, appeared on The Ellen Show and explained that hearing other actresses at the Elle Women in Hollywood event speak out about abuse they’ve experienced helped her come to grips with a past she said she had “justified.”—More….

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

City of Stockton to Consider America’s First Basic Income Grant

The city of Stockton, California, is planning to offer a basic income grant of $500 per month to poor residents, making it the first U.S. city to provide a guaranteed income.

Mayor Michael Tubbs announced the program on Wednesday, according to Capital Public Radio. “This is not a handout, it’s a hand up,” he reportedly said. The program is to be privately funded by the Economic Security Project, which Capital Public Radio describes as “a network of researchers, elected leaders, and organizers” and which is run by Facebook co-founder and Barack Obama campaign veteran Chris Hughes.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Chelsea Clinton Evades Reporters Asking Whether Clinton Foundation Will Return Weinstein’s donations

Chelsea Clinton evaded reporters outside of Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday asking whether the Clinton Foundation would return donations from alleged sex offender Harvey Weinstein.

The Daily Mail reports that the Clinton Foundation board member and former first daughter ran from reporters after a Clinton Global Initiative event asking if the Clinton Foundation would return $250,000 worth of donations from Weinstein.— More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

EU pensions rip-off: Brussels ‘overcharging Britain on liabilities by €7bn’

The EU is trying to over-charge Britain for its share of Eurocrats’ pensions to the tune of €7bn (£6.2bn), it has been claimed, even as European capitals continue to squeeze the UK over the so-called Brexit bill.

British Brexit negotiators are questioning EU calculations over the size of pension liabilities - listed as some €67bn in the EU accounts - of which the UK share would be around €11bn on the point of exit.—More….

By News on the Net -- Telegraph- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students.

Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.—More…

By Campus Reform - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion

A federal judge nominated by Barack Obama today ordered the Trump Administration to allow an undocumented teenage girl in the state of Texas to have an abortion that could be funded partly at taxpayer expense.

Another judge previously refused to step into the controversial abortion case involving a shelter that is encouraging a 17 year old immigrant girl here illegally to choose life for her unborn baby instead of having an abortion. The ACLU, which filed a restraining order on the girl’s behalf, claims a new federal government policy is blocking the girl from getting the abortion that she wants.—More….

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Catholic Bishop: You Can’t be Catholic and Support Abortion

From our Catholic readers around the world, but especially in the United States, one of the biggest complaints we often hear is that fellow Catholics do not follow the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. Politicians who are Catholic but support abortion produce significant anger from readers.

And one of the biggest requests we receive frequently here at LifeNews.com from pro-life readers is a request for Catholic leaders to speak out more strongly about those Catholics who do not adhere to those pro-life teachings. One Catholic bishop in England is doing just that — and made it abundantly clear that Catholics cannot be Catholic and less they are pro-life on abortion.—More…

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Why won’t feminists defend Dana Loesch? They only care about ideology, not equality

Recently on Twitter, Dana Loesch, (television host for The Blaze and spokesperson for the National Rifle Association), announced she was moving due to threats from gun control advocates. Madmen have hunted down her private cell phone number and home address, threatened her with death and rape threats, and she’s had to work with her children’s school to ensure their safety as well.

The entire thread is worth reading. Loesch points out the feminist movement, whose banner is “equality,” remains silent when it comes to the equal rights of a conservative woman promoting her Second Amendment rights:—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Nigel Farage: ‘Revolution Is Rolling’ as Europe Shifts to the Right

Nigel Farage said the debate over Muslim refugees will be the issue that breaks up the European Union as countries decide they want the freedom to determine who lives within their borders.

“The revolution is rolling,” the former leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence Party said Wednesday on Fox Business Network.—More…

By Fox News - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story