North Carolina Nurse Saved State Trooper Who Was Shot In Face: ‘God Put Me There’

Via Fox News:

Law enforcement officials are expressing gratitude to a registered nurse in Wilson County, N.C. who saved an injured police officer on her day off.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell had been shot in the head during a routine traffic stop.

Sherice Richardson, 28, was driving to pick up her daughter from daycare when she saw flashing lights Monday night. After she slowed down, she noticed something wasn’t right. She saw that an officer had been shot in the face and was bleeding profusely.

“It was weird,” Richardson told the local news. “You’re sitting here with someone that is supposed to protect you and he’s down but you’ve got to do something.”

Attending to the officer, Richardson called 9-1-1. She used gauze she found in his patrol car to staunch the bleeding and prayed over Harrell until EMT arrived.

It crossed her mind that the suspect could return. But, instead of being afraid, she said she relied on her faith.

“I’m just very, very thankful,” she told ABC 11. “I had him in my prayers. I feel like God put me there on that road for a reason.”

Harrell’s family called Richardson to thank her for her heroic actions.

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Harrell, a third-generation officer and five-year veteran with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, went home Wednesday, according to the North Carolina Troopers Association.

A GoFundMe page was set up to support Harrell’s hospital bills and other expenses, which has raised a little over half of the $5,000 goal.

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Top Obama White House Lawyer Made False Statements To DOJ About Manafort-Related Work

This doesn’t foreclose criminal charges against Craig.

Via Daily Caller:

The former general counsel for President Obama made “false and misleading statements” to the Justice Department regarding work he did for the Ukrainian government that has come under scrutiny in the special counsel’s probe.

Greg Craig’s allegedly false statements were revealed in a settlement announced Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency announced it was settling with Craig’s former firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on behalf of Ukraine beginning in 2012.

Skadden Arps agreed to register retroactively with the Justice Department as a foreign agent of Ukraine and to pay a $4.6 million fine, the same amount that the firm was paid for its consulting work.

Craig, who left Skadden Arps in April 2018, is not identified by name in the Justice Department announcement, but he has previously been identified as the lead Skadden Arps partner who worked on its Ukraine account. Other clues from the Justice Department settlement point to Craig as the lead partner referenced in case.

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BLM Leader Shaun King Buried With Criticism After He Threatens Black Female Writer With Legal Action

Three years after we called him out.

Via Daily Wire:

The Black Lives Matter leader and former New York Daily News columnist has been hit with mounting criticism from the Left for allegedly “exploiting black bodies” and trying to silence black critics with threats of legal action.

The initial onslaught against King began after the activist posted a tweet Wednesday threatening Clarissa Brooks, a self-described “black queer” writer, with legal action over a deleted tweet wherein she questioned King about funds King allegedly raised for Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman recently granted clemency after serving 15 years in prison for a murder she committed as a juvenile.

“Are folks going to hold Shaun King accountable to money he ‘raised’ for Cyntoia? Or is that going to disappear as well…” wrote Brooks in a tweet posted January 7. She later deleted the tweet.

“ANNOUNCEMENT: I have secured a four person legal team,” posted King to his 1 million-plus Twitter following, tagging four lawyers. “Talk s***. Crack jokes. Critique me. But when you post fabricated claims like this, you are in clear violation of the law. And we are fighting back.”

King posted in a subsequent tweet: “Another false claim has been retracted. This one, from [Clarissa Brooks], hurt. Spread across the Internet and took on a life of its own. It’s still spreading actually. I never even raised money for Cyntoia Brown. Never touched it. Never managed it. Had nothing to do with it.”

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CNN’s Chris Cillizza: Trump Took The Low Road After Pelosi Pulled ‘A Major Power Move’

Nope, CNN is not biased at all, no sir.

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Newly Empowered Maxine Waters Finds Her First White House Target

House Financial Services Committee now becomes the How Can We Get Trump Committee.

Via Daily Caller:

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters announced in her first major policy speech since taking the reins of a powerful House committee that she will target acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

“The time for accountability for his actions is about to begin,” Waters said Wednesday at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank. Waters took the gavel of the House Financial Services Committee after Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives. A longtime critic of the Trump administration, Waters vowed to hold hearings involving other White House officials, and also plans to target the banking industry.

The California Democrat has taken issue with Mulvaney’s tenure as the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency he lead from November 2017 to December 2018. Waters suggested he tried to dismantle the CFPB by rolling back fair housing safeguards and protections for consumers.

“It is a new day in Congress and for the Financial Services Committee,” she said, adding that her committee will push legislation that seeks to undo the rollbacks.

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WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Urges Fellow Activists To Oust Incumbent Democrats

If you already thought Democrats were far left, these folks want to take it even further.

Via Daily Wire:

Since winning the primary over incumbent Joseph Crowley, who many believed would be the next leader of the House Democrats, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made it increasingly clear that one of her key goals is to create more candidates like herself: ones who embrace a more radical left agenda and who are willing to take on establishment Democrats.

In a new promotional video for the Justice Democrats — the group that found Ocasio-Cortez as well as newly sworn-in Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who likewise dethroned an incumbent Democrat — Ocasio-Cortez puts out the call to her fellow democratic socialist-minded activists to oust congressional members of her own party, declaring it’s “#OurTime.”

“Don’t people realize that the most powerful position you can be in is when you are not materially attached to a position of power,” Ocasio-Cortez says in a conversation with fellow Justice Democrat leaders. “If you’re a one-term congress member, so what? You can make ten years worth of change in one term if you’re not afraid.”

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McCarthy Savages Pelosi For Trying To Travel Abroad In The Middle Of The Shutdown

This was her second trip over the shutdown, her first was to Hawaii to a luxury resort.

Via Daily Caller:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for even considering traveling abroad during the fourth week of the partial government shutdown.

Pelosi was scheduled to leave Thursday afternoon for a trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, but President Donald Trump sent a letter to the speaker informing her that she would not be allowed to use military aircraft for her trip. Trump’s decision to ground Pelosi appeared to be in retaliation for her announcement that she was postponing the State of the Union address because of the government shutdown.

House Minority Leader McCarthy responded to the decision by questioning why Pelosi was planning the trip in the first place.

“Why would she want to go overseas with government shut down, with people missing their paychecks? And if we don’t get this back open they could miss their paycheck again by next week, so I think it’s appropriate that we would get back together. It would not take long, and we could solve this problem,” McCarthy told reporters on Capitol Hill.

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Rand Paul Has A Solution To State Of The Union Problem — Cuts Out Pelosi Entirely

There you go. Cut right around Pelosi.

Via Daily Caller:

Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul offered a potential solution to the State of the Union problem that has been front and center for the past few days — President Donald Trump bypasses the House of Representatives entirely and delivers the speech from the Senate floor.

“Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!”

Recent tradition dictates that House leadership invites the president to deliver his annual State of the Union address, but a written address is not entirely unprecedented.

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Trump Returns CODEL Luggage To Pelosi’s Office

Return to sender.

Via Free Beacon:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s luggage has been returned to her congressional office by cart, according to a picture sent to the Washington Free Beacon by a snap-happy tipster.

The picture shows the luggage were returned to Pelosi on “military liaison” marked carts.

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Grounded: Trump Postpones Pelosi Trip With Perfect Response Letter, Video Of Furious Democrats

Brilliant response to Pelosi’s attempt to shut down the State of the Union.

He cancelled it 40 minutes before the plane was to leave.

Here they are, having to get off the bus and go back to the capitol. They’re furious.

Best video of the day. Adam Schiff was left speechless.

So here’s the question. Why were they even going to begin with in the middle of a shutdown? That would have meant there couldn’t be any deal for at least another week. And it’s basically a vanity political visit, Adam Schiff said it was to “reassure NATO allies.” What do they need reassurance of? In other words, they were going to go and undercut Trump.

Hoyer Says Border Walls ‘Obviously’ Work, Rejects Pelosi’s Suggestion That Barrier Is ‘Immorality’

Hoyer is still onboard the Pelosi train.

Via Fox News:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that border walls “obviously” work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist.

The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall — a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown — is “not an issue of morality.”

Hoyer’s comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is proposing are ineffective and immoral.

In an interview last week, for example, Democratic Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar told CNN that “we know walls don’t work, that they don’t stop drugs, that they don’t stop migration.” Escobar also suggested she was open to destroying existing walls, remarking that they are “really ugly” and “monuments to division.”

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pledged not to fund Trump’s border wall under any circumstances, said earlier this month that “a wall, in my view, is an immorality” and “the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly.”

But Hoyer, pressed by Baier, distanced himself from those comments.

“Obviously, they work some places,” Hoyer responded, when asked if he favored removing border walls. “But the president wanted to first build a wall apparently 1,954 miles of — and he changed that very substantially. ”

He added: “A wall is — that protects people is not immoral. I think the issue is whether it works. … And the debate ought to be not on morality or racism, I will — I will say that we’re not pleased with some rhetoric that has come about dealing with those — coming across the border, and we think some of the rhetoric was in fact racist. We think some of that rhetoric was to inflame and was not based upon facts.”

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White Comedian Rejected For Show In Montreal After Dreadlocks Deemed “Cultural Appropriation”

Same as a Black person with blond hair.

Via National Post:

An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation.

The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.

The bar is operated by the UQAM branch of the Public Interest Research Group, which focuses on environmental and social issues. In its Facebook statement, the co-operative says its mission is to be “a safe space, free of relationships of oppression.” It describes cultural appropriation as a form of violence.

“We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” it says. It defines cultural appropriation as when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.”

It adds that wearing dreadlocks is “a privilege” for a white person, whereas a black person with the same hair “is going to find himself refused access to job opportunities or spaces (apartments, schools, parties, sports competitions, etc.)”

Even if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group adds, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.”

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HT: BCF

‘It’s A Giant Safe Space’: Conservative Comedian Mocks Dems’ Appearances On Late-Night TV

Late-night TV makes moms basement seem less scary.

Via Fox News Insider:

Comedian and sitcom writer Michael Loftus said that high-profile Democrats appear on late-night television shows to make campaign announcements because they know they will be asked “softball” questions.

His opinion comes after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) announced Tuesday on “The Late Show” that she has formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run.

Gillibrand is the latest Democratic politician to discuss their 2020 plans on Stephen Colbert’s talk show, joining Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

“Look at the way [Colbert] fawns all over these guys,” Loftus said Wednesday on Fox & Friends. “If you fail on Colbert, get out of the race. … I don’t trust you to negotiate with anybody if you can’t do good on that show.”

Castro announced his campaign for president last weekend, while Sanders and Harris have yet to announce their plans for 2020.

Loftus predicted that many other Democrats will announce their bids for the White House on late-night TV.

“The entire late-night arena … it’s all just the advertising arm of the Democratic Party. It’s a big, giant safe space for them,” he said.

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Rep. Ed Case Said He’s ‘An Asian Trapped In A White Body,’ His Apology Didn’t Help

Ed doesn’t understand identity politics.

Shortly after being sworn into office two weeks ago, Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) told his new staff: “I feel the aloha.”

He may be feeling less of that aloha this week, after some remarks he made drew controversy at an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in Washington on Tuesday night.

At a reception intended to be a “celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the 116th Congress,” Case reportedly told the crowd that he was “an Asian trapped in a white body,” according to National Journal fellow Nicholas Wu.

It’s unclear what the pretext for Case’s speech was, but Wu tweeted a picture showing the congressman speaking at a lectern, indicating that he had been invited to give remarks.

Congressman Ed Case, who represents a majority Asian district in Honolulu – “I’m an Asian trapped in a white body” pic.twitter.com/Roro6Yk8CW
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) January 16, 2019

It didn’t take long for Case’s comment to reach an audience online, as well, where the reception was a collective head shake.

“I just oof’d so hard I blacked out for a sec,” one Twitter user wrote.

“As a haole who lived in Japan for 7 years and now lives in Hawai’i, I couldn’t imagine saying something like this,” another said, using a Hawaiian term for someone who is a foreigner. “Check your privilege Ed Case.”

A CollegeHumor writer wondered whether Tilda Swinton or Scarlett Johansson would play the Asian trapped in Case’s body, a reference to the whitewashing scandals that ensued after the actresses were cast in the roles of Asian characters.

This ain’t it, Ed Case https://t.co/eQRMgbbTvb
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) January 16, 2019

In an emailed statement to The Washington Post, Case said he was “fiercely proud” to represent the ethnically diverse state of Hawaii. His district includes greater Honolulu and is the only U.S. district where the majority of the population is Asian.

“Like so many others from Hawaii who treasure our multicultural heritage, I have absorbed and live the values of our many cultures,” Case said. “They and not my specific ethnicity are who I am, and I believe that this makes me an effective advocate on national issues affecting our API community.”

He continued: “I regret if my specific remarks to the national API community on my full absorption of their concerns caused any offense.”

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HT: Louisiana Mom

President Trump Gives Tons Of Access To Reporters

Alert the media.

Via WACH:

President Donald Trump has declared the media the ‘enemy of the people’, but despite the contentious relationship between him and the press, reporters are getting access to the president.

According to research by Martha Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project and professor emeritus at Towson University, Trump is giving lots of access to journalists.

At his second year into his presidency, President Trump has given 200 interviews, 340 short question and answers sessions, 40 news conferences for a grand total of 580 interactions with the press. President Bill Clinton gave the most opportunities with 610.

“When you look at all the public utterances [Trump] has: his speeches, remarks, his interviews, his press conferences and his short Q-and-A, you find over half are instances when he is taking questions from reporters,” said Kumar.

President Trump’s favorite are question-and-answer sessions, where he stops to talk to reporters before leaving on Marine One, before and after a cabinet meeting. In his first two years in office, President Obama only had 75 ‘Q-and-A’s sessions, and President George W. Bush had 243.

“I think what that means is that [Trump] doesn’t like giving policy speeches, he doesn’t like to go into depth on anything, and therefore he takes questions from reporters,” said Kumar. “Where somebody like Obama had very few questions-and-answer sessions, because he like to dig deep into policy.”

Even though the press is getting a more access to President Trump, one thing that is disappearing are the White House press briefings.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Slapped With Racketeering Suit Over ‘False Hate Group Designation’

Via Law and Crime:

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), claiming that SPLC operators Richard Cohen and Heidi Beirich have violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by “falsely designating CIS as a hate group.”

CIS describes itself as “an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization” that “pursue[s[ a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.”

The SPLC, on the other hand, describes itself on its website as “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”

If you go to the SPLC website, the CIS mission is presented as being the “go-to think tank for the anti-immigrant movement” and racism:

The Center for Immigration Studies, like the rest of the organized anti-immigrant movement we see in America today, was founded by John Tanton, a Michigan ophthalmologist turned population control alarmist whose racist beliefs stirred him to create a network of organizations with a simple agenda: heavily restricting the immigration levels to the United States in order to maintain a white majority. As Tanton himself wrote in 1993, “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.”

“CIS’s much-touted tagline is ‘low immigration, pro-immigrant,’ but the organization has a decades-long history of circulating racist writers, while also associating with white nationalists,” SPLC continues.

Now CIS has responded to SPLC’s statements by filing a lawsuit.

CIS executive director Mark Krikorian said that SPLC has no right to “label us a hate group.”

“SPLC and its leaders have every right to oppose our work on immigration, but they do not have the right to label us a hate group and suggest we are racists,” Krikorian said. “The Center for Immigration Studies is fighting back against the SPLC smear campaign and its attempt to stifle debate through intimidation and name-calling.”

Krikorian et al. allege that SPLC damaged CIS by a “conspiracy to falsely call it a hate group.” The damages listed included termination from the AmazonSmile Program, which CIS said occurred because of SPLC’s “hate group designation.” CIS says that has cost the organization “at least $10,000 in donations to date and damages are ongoing.”

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Illegal Alien Charged In Polk County, Florida With Repeated Sexual Battery, Molestation Of Child

He is why we can’t have nice things without a wall.

Via WFLA:

A foreign national was arrested and charged with repeatedly sexual battery of a child in Polk County on Wednesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, Carlos Calderon, 41, of Auburn, a Mexican national, was arrested.

Detectives were told by an adult of a disclosure made by a child (who is 12-years-old or younger) that Calderon had sexually explicit photos of a child on his cell phone.

Further investigation revealed the child disclosed she had been repeatedly sexually battered and violated by Calderon, starting when she was 7-years-old.

Detectives got access to Calderon’s cell phone and discovered the photos he had taken of the child.

Detectives also found a sex toy in Calderon’s bedroom that was described by the child.

Calderon admitted to taking the sexually explicit photos of the child and battering her.

When asked how many times he committed a specific type of sexual battery, Calderon responded “hell, I don’t know.”

When Calderon’s fingerprints were entered into a database, the sheriff’s office received a warrant for arrest of alien from the US Department of Homeland Security.

The warrant states Calderon either lacks immigrant status or regardless of his status, he is removable from the US under U.S. immigrant law.

ICE is aware of Calderon’s arrest.

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Pelosi Makes Up Another Story About The SOTU And Moves The Goalposts Again

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Omar Defends Anti-Israel Tweet: ‘I Don’t Know How My Comments Could Be Offensive to Jewish Americans’

She lied before the election to get Jews and others to vote for her, then she pulled a bait and switch, now she’s for BDS.

Via Free Beacon:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) defended an old tweet on CNN Thursday, denying it could be offensive to Jewish Americans. The tweet has offended Jewish Americans.

In 2012, Omar tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” calling its behavior “evil.”

With the tweet displayed on screen, CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Omar what she would say “to Jewish Americans who find that deeply offensive.”

“Oh, that’s a really regrettable way of expressing that,” Omar replied to the direct question. “I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans.”

The comment is reminiscent of the anti-Semitic idea of unnatural Jewish influence and control over the world. Various Jewish Americans have criticized Omar for the tweet, such as the New York Post‘s David Harsanyi, who said she “used a well-worn anti-Semitic trope about the preternatural ability of a nefarious Jewish cabal to deceive the world.”

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WATCH: Democratic Socialists Surround ‘SCUM!’ Substitute Teachers’ Cars To Enforce Teacher Strike

Talk about scum.

Via Daily Wire:

The 31,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles Union has gone on strike to force the school district to pay more and hire more, and they’ve got backup: the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), who are more than willing to help enforce the strike — even if that means physically blocking “scum” substitute teachers from trying to make sure students aren’t left sitting in classrooms alone.

In a series of videos and photos posted on the group’s Twitter page and highlighted by education reform group EAGnews.org, the DSA Los Angeles expressed their solidarity with the union’s ongoing strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District. In the posts, DSA members, holding a “Socialists for Public Education, We Stand With LA Teachers!” banner, can be seen surrounding vehicles of substitute teachers, whom they refer to as “scabs” and decry as “scum.”

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