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BREAKING: BILL TO PROTECT MUELLER INTRODUCED BY LINDSEY GRAHAM TO PREVENT TRUMP FROM ENDING PROBE

Lindsey Graham, Cory Booker to introduce bipartisan bill that would protect Robert Mueller’s job: report http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/11/lindsey-graham-cory-booker-to-introduce-bipartisan-bill-that-would-protect-robert-muellers-job-report.html Trump considering firing Rosenstein to check Mueller https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/10/politics/trump-rod-rosenstein-robert-mueller/index.html…

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BREAKING: BILL TO PROTECT MUELLER INTRODUCED BY LINDSEY GRAHAM TO PREVENT TRUMP FROM ENDING PROBE


Billy Graham, America’s pastor, has died

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Dreamers get permanent protections and Trump gets a wall in this bipartisan immigration bill

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Wednesday are set to release a bare-bones immigration proposal that has the opportunity to appease both political parties and the president himself. A bipartisan group of senators are set to propose an immigration bill Wednesday that includes permanent protections and an earned pathway to citizenship for roughly 1.8 undocumented immigrants who…

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BREAKING: SUSAN RICE EMAIL INCRIMINATES OBAMA. GRASSLEY GRAHAM EXPOSES RUSSIA PROBE COVER UP

Grassley, Graham Uncover ‘Unusual Email’ Sent by Susan Rice to Herself on President Trump’s Inauguration Day https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-graham-uncover-unusual-email-sent-susan-rice-herself-president-trump-s Judge Nap: New Email Could Be ‘An Effort By Susan Rice to Reconstruct History’…

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BREAKING: DOJ CRIMINAL PROBE OF STEELE DOSSIER AUTHOR COLLUSION WITH CLINTON CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

SUPPORT H. A. ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5764561 Grassley, Graham release copy of request for criminal probe of dossier author https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/05/christopher-steele-dossier-criminal-probe-request-390793 But there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his…

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Immigration ‘outlier’ Stephen Miller in Lindsey Graham’s crosshairs | CENSORED.TODAY

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  • Lindsey Graham claims 32-year-old Trump aide Stephen Miller is torpedoing any possibility of a Senate deal on immigration reform
  • Graham called Miller ‘an outlier’ and complained that he’s too much of a hardliner and has too much influence with the president
  • White House fired back and said it’s Graham who’s the outlier
  • ‘As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere,’ Graham said 

David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Tensions are flaring between the White House and a moderate Republican senator who claimed a young Trump aide was standing in the way of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform that leans in the direction of Democrats, blasted hardline Trump-whisperer Stephen Miller Sunday as a meddlesome ‘outlier.’

The White House fired back, using the same word to describe Graham in a Washington version of ‘I know you are, but what am I?”

Graham’s complaint is that Miller, 32, has long been undercutting Trump’s ability to cut a deal that might have made Friday’s government shutdown unnecessary.

‘As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years,’ Graham told reporters at the Capitol on Sunday.

‘As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere,’  Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said

Miller, 32, is generally thought to be the unseen force nudging the president toward hardline immigration policies

Miller, 32, is generally thought to be the unseen force nudging the president toward hardline immigration policies

Miller, 32, is generally thought to be the unseen force nudging the president toward hardline immigration policies

‘I’ve talked with the president. His heart is right on this issue. He’s got a good understanding of what will “sell.” And every time we have a proposal, it is only yanked back by staff members.’

Miller came to the White House from the Senate, where he staffed then-Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on immigration issues.

His claim to fame was helping Sessions kill a bipartisan effort in 2013 to put millions of illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship as part of a broad reform package.

The Senate proposal was promoted by four Democrats and four Republicans – the famous ‘Gang of Eight.’ Graham was one of the group’s members.

Now that friction over the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has made immigration the latest existential linchpin to hit Congress, old resentments are surfacing.

‘His view of immigration has never been in the mainstream of the Senate,’ Graham said of Miller as negotiations to end a government shutdown fell apart Sunday.

‘And we’re never going to get there as long as we embrace concepts that cannot possibly get 60 votes. So Mr. Miller has evolved on a pathway to citizenship, but for every green card you give a DACA recipient, he wants to take one out of the system.’

Miller, a loyal Trump adviser, used to staff then-Senator Jeff Sessions on immigration and was credited for helping to kill the moderate 'Gang of Eight' proposal in 2013

Miller, a loyal Trump adviser, used to staff then-Senator Jeff Sessions on immigration and was credited for helping to kill the moderate 'Gang of Eight' proposal in 2013

Miller, a loyal Trump adviser, used to staff then-Senator Jeff Sessions on immigration and was credited for helping to kill the moderate ‘Gang of Eight’ proposal in 2013

DACA is a guarantee against deportation for millions of illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. It’s set to explire in a matter of weeks and has become the GOP’s biggest point of leverage as they try to win new funding for border security.

The White House said Sunday that it’s Graham, not Miller, who is operating outside America’s mainstream.

‘As long as Sen. Graham chooses to support legislation that sides with people in this country illegally and unlawfully instead of our own American citizens, we are going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years,’ said White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday on Fox News that ‘it’s ridiculous when a United States senator is calling out an adviser to the president.’

'We’'re doing our best to carry out what the president has laid out and to implement and communicate his principles, and Stephen's no different on that front that any of the rest of us,' White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters

'We’'re doing our best to carry out what the president has laid out and to implement and communicate his principles, and Stephen's no different on that front that any of the rest of us,' White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters

‘We’’re doing our best to carry out what the president has laid out and to implement and communicate his principles, and Stephen’s no different on that front that any of the rest of us,’ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters

Sanders said Monday on Fox News that 'it's ridiculous when a United States senator is calling out an adviser to the president'

Sanders said Monday on Fox News that 'it's ridiculous when a United States senator is calling out an adviser to the president'

Sanders said Monday on Fox News that ‘it’s ridiculous when a United States senator is calling out an adviser to the president’

‘This is the president’s agenda. Stephen Miller is certainly part of that conversation and part of this process, but he’s advocating on behalf of the president.’

Sanders told reporters at the White House that blaming Miller is ‘a sad and desperate attempt by a few people trying to tarnish a staffer.’

‘Stephen’s not here to push his agenda,’ she said. ‘He’s here to push the president’s agenda, like everybody in this building.’

‘We’’re doing our best to carry out what the president has laid out and to implement and communicate his principles, and Stephen’s no different on that front that any of the rest of us.’

Asked Monday if Graham is assigning too much influence to Miller, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Fox News that ‘the president makes the decisions about immigration in the White House. Period, end of story.’

Lindsey Graham tweeted Sunday that Miller holds 'extreme and unrealistic views'

Lindsey Graham tweeted Sunday that Miller holds 'extreme and unrealistic views'

Lindsey Graham tweeted Sunday that Miller holds ‘extreme and unrealistic views’

Miller sees his role as helping to steer Trump toward achieving what he laid out as his immigration policy goals during the presidential campaign.

A senior White House official told The Washington Post on Sunday that the brash young aide has told colleagues that his ‘consuming focus is to make what I know the president wants in an immigration deal a legislative reality.’ 

But Graham suggested Trump would be better off negotiating an immigration deal without Miller looking over his shoulder.

‘The White House staff, I think, is making it very difficult,’ he told reporters at the Capitol.

Graham tweeted Sunday that some staff in the White House ‘hold extreme and unrealistic views. They hold us back from getting a solution.’


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R.I.P Christmas drones, many already go missing on the Space Coast | DRONEPETS.ORG

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USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham takes a look at two new consumer drones: the Yuneec Breeze and Hover Camera Passport.
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It was but two days after Christmas when the Fenno family lost their new Christmas gift: a drone.  

The Melbourne residents were visiting family in Georgia when they took the drone for its first spin. It was dark, said Kaitlee Fenno, but the drone had lights so the family assumed it was in the clear. 

“We were out in a long drive with an open field near the bottom, so we thought for sure we wouldn’t lose the thing even with the surrounding woods, and especially with the bright lights,” said Fenno. 

But it only took 10 minutes for Christmas drone 2017 to go missing in action. 

“Apparently my husband took the drone too high, or something happened where it lost connection with the controller — perhaps the battery died, but I suppose we will never really know,” she said, noting they tried to chase it down to no avail. 

The Fennos story is like many along the Space Coast who with bright eyes took shiny new drones out for a test run only to come home empty handed.

The popularity of drones has more than doubled year over year, according to NPD, a group that analyzes consumer and retail data. Drone revenues were expected to soar past the $1 billion mark in 2017, according to the Consumer Technology Association, with about 3.4 million sold just in the United States.  During the holidays, retailers capitalized on the trend as lower-priced drones in the $50 to $100 range lined shelves from technology distributors to grocery stores. The Fennos’ drone was purchased at an Aldi. 

But for many, the fun was short-lived. Dozens chimed in after FLORIDA TODAY asked for missing drone stories on a popular Facebook parenting group. 

“I tried to control it with the remote, but nothing I was doing seemed to control the thing. It just kept going up and away from me. I ran after it over to the next sidewalk still trying to control it or bring it down but lost sight of it and never saw it again,” said Stephanie Moinot of Melbourne. 

Drones can be difficult to fly, said Chris Charron, an experienced drone hobbyist out of Titusville. It only takes slight adjustments on remote controllers, “a little goes a long way,” he said. And if you go too high or too far, the drone will lose the signal back to its command center. Charron uses a more expensive drone priced around $1,200 that has a GPS tracker and sends live video footage to his cellphone. However, lower cost drones do not typically come with such features and are easily lost, he said. 

Charron, who uses his drone to capture aerial shots of the Titusville landscape, has attempted to fly his drone in search of lost drones, but has yet to actually locate one, he said. 

David Waters, a Melbourne videographer who flies drones professionally, said he knows a thing or two about losing drones and how to prevent it. It’s as simple as posting a label on the drone that has a name and phone number. Attaching a tracking device on it, such as a Tile, is also an option. 

Waters lost a drone in the United Kingdom with precious video footage of a cousin’s wedding. He was able to locate the drone more than a year later after a couple found it in their backyard and tracked him down. 

“I tried to run after it, but you can’t run after a drone… it’s like running after an airplane,” he said. ” … It’s like putting a bunch of propellers on your wallet and watching it fly away.”

He did say, though, that a drone is rarely far from where it was launched.

“What they’re going to find is the drone is a lot closer than they thought it was, it’s rarely ever miles and miles away,” he said. 

But even with more drones airborne (and subsequently vanishing), it’s not just a free for all out there. There are limitations to where a drone can be flown and how high.  Kelly Swartz, a lawyer from the Widerman Malek law firm in Melbourne, specializes in unmanned aircraft systems.

She said users should first consult the FAA website for guidelines. Drones cannot be flown above 400 feet due to concerns about interfering with planes. They also can’t be flown within 5 miles of an airport, “which means Merritt Island is off limits,” added Waters. 

“Airspace is probably the most important issue,” said Scott Widerman, a partner at the firm who is also a pilot. “I’ve had at least one bird strike in my career and I had to replace a wing space in the front of my plane, but can you imagine hitting something harder than a bird?”

Drone pilots also cannot capture footage in someone’s backyard, said Shwartz. If it’s not something you can see from the ground, it is not legal to capture from a drone on private property. 

“Even if they’re just taking pictures of their neighborhood they could be in violation,” she said, noting it’s part of the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act in the Florida Statutes. 

Stick to open fields, RC parks for hobby airplanes or public places apart from private homes. 

And if you see a drone buzzing in your backyard, don’t shoot it down, she said. That’s not legal, either. 

“It’s a piece of property,” she said. “If someone’s car was left in your yard or a bike was left in your yard, you aren’t going to shoot it.”

For those who master their drones and want to take their hobby to the next level or break into a new career, a new group was formed in Brevard County. AUVSI Space Coast drone group launched in November.

“The group is to bring together drone enthusiasts and like-minded people…and to encourage the younger generation that this is a field you could get into,” said Todd Hillhouse, who started the club.

Hillhouse is the COO of Planet Inhouse, which uses and distributes drones armed with infrared cameras for commercial inspections and other tasks. His company also does FAA 107 training, which is the license needed to fly a drone commercially. 

He said there is a bright future for the up and coming generation, and he hopes to bring drone training into the high schools one day. 

“You have to be 16 years old to get your FAA 107, but try finding a drone pilot who makes less than $20 and hour… it’s a good opportunity for them,” he said. 

That is, if they don’t lose the drone, of course. 

Contact reporter Jessica Saggio at [email protected], 321-242-3664 or follow her on Twitter @JessicaJSaggio. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech Sparks 2020 Presidential Campaign Rumors… but #SheKnew (REACTION) – YouTube | CENSORED.TODAY

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Oprah’s longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham said in response to Sunday night’s Golden Globe push for an Oprah Winfrey 2020 presidential run that if called, the talk show host will serve.

“It’s up to the people,” Graham told The Los Angeles Times. “She would absolutely do it.”

Graham’s comment only reinforced growing rumors that Winfrey is seriously considering a presidential bid.

NBC network and celebrities dubbed Winfrey “our future president” following her appearance at the Golden Globes and her speech referencing civil rights and the #MeToo campaign that highlighted rampant sexual harassment.

The iconic talk show host was also the subject of a joke by the award’s host Seth Meyers who taunted her to run for U.S. president.

“In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Jokes about how he was unqualified to be president,” Mayers said. “Some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes!”

The joke prompted NBC network to tweet and then delete: “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.”

Winfrey later went on to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award that night – the first ever awarded to a black woman – and speak about the Me Too and civil rights movement, sparking wild speculations about her political aspirations.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she said. “But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up,” she added as A-list Hollywood celebrities stood up and applauded.

Liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted: “Switched back to the Golden Globes to watch Oprah get her award. Never let it be said that I don’t respect the president of the United States.”

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BY ED SIKOV | From the Washington Post: “Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden terms at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden terms are ‘vulnerable,’ ‘entitlement,’ ‘diversity,’ ‘transgender,’ ‘fetus,’ ‘evidence-based,’ and ‘science-based.’ In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of ‘science-based’ or ‘evidence-based,’ the suggested phrase is ‘CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,’ the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.”

As a number of commentators have noted, George Orwell couldn’t have done a better job of illustrating the effects of fascism on language. The inanity of censoring these particular words speaks volumes, not only about Rumpism’s blithe disregard of facts but also the cowardice of the Rumpublican Congress, which has to approve the CDC’s budget request. According to Michael Halpern, writing for The Equation Blog / Union of Concerned Scientists, “The directive came from the White House Office of Management and Budget, which coordinates the president’s budget proposal and rule-making agenda.”

“Community standards and wishes?” Oh, please. Why not just come out and say it — “the straight, white, bigoted religious community’s standards and wishes?” What, other than “fetus,” should a fetus be called? “A pre-born person,” I suppose. If that’s the case, they should pay taxes, like everyone else. (Or almost everyone else; the GOP’s new tax scam will provide a windfall to Rump and his billionaire cronies.)

PERSPECTIVE: Media Circus

The goal of avoiding the word diversity is obvious enough. So is the point of eliminating transgender from the acceptable vocabulary. But what should the alternative be? “Pretend-men” and “pretend-women?” Or maybe just “those crazy people.”

The wonderful Jennifer Finney Boylan, a New York Times opinion writer who is transgender, had this to say: “In case you were keeping score at home: In Donald Trump’s America, you’re allowed to refuse to make me a cake, because pastry is free speech. But if you’re a researcher studying medicine at the leading national public health institute of the United States, you can’t say ‘science-based’ in a budget request. Because science, apparently, is a less protected form of communication than buttercream frosting.”

Boylan explains, “This is part of Donald J. Trump’s governing philosophy, something I call the ‘Peek-a-boo Baby Doctrine,’ the belief that if you cover your eyes, the things you do not like suddenly disappear. Back in March, for instance, the Trump administration refused to include information on gay and lesbian people as part of the proposed 2020 Census. Because if you don’t count us, we must not be real. We saw it the day of Mr. Trump’s inauguration, when information on climate change was purged from the White House web site. Because if we do not study climate change, clearly it isn’t happening. We saw it when this administration removed any reference to the civil rights movement from that same site. Because if you can’t study the country’s long history of slavery and racism, there must never have been any racial injustice. We saw it on Holocaust Remembrance Day, when somehow the White House’s statement failed to make any mention of Jewish people. Because if there aren’t any Jews, there must not be any anti-Semitism.”

Boylan clearly has a personal stake in this infantile “if you don’t say it, it doesn’t exist” — hmm, what to call it? Worldview? Shitty-diaper fantasy?

“Finally,” she writes, “there’s the ban on transgender people serving in the military. Even though trans people — including the former deputy assistant secretary of defense, Amanda Simpson — have been serving valorously for years, apparently if we erase them from the armed forces, we will stop having to think about them. (A federal judge, meanwhile, has kept the ban from going into place, calling it ‘capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified.’) But trans people are just as real as climate change, or science or fetuses. Or diversity. Or science-based research.”

Boylan concludes, “Transgender people are a part of this country, and will continue to be part of this country whether or not Republicans admit that our lives are real. I’ve always thought that the many attempts to deny trans folks the dignity of using the proper public facilities had nothing to do with bathrooms and everything to do with the simple fact that conservatives just don’t like the fact that there are transgender people in the first place. Making the mere mention of us in the CDC budget process an impossibility is just one more attempt at creating a world in which our lives can be effaced.”

In other news: The Washington Post actually ran a piece called “How to Prepare for a Nuclear Attack.” The Post’s Philip Bump writes, “Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told the Atlantic magazine in an interview this week that he thinks there may be as much as a 70 percent chance of the United States launching a preemptive military strike against [North Korea] should it conduct another test of a nuclear weapon — ramping up the likelihood that North Korea would retaliate significantly.”

So what should we do to prepare for “Hiroshima 2: The East Strikes Back?”

Bump quotes Suzet McKinney, who ought to know what she’s talking about, being a professor of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and former deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response at the Chicago Department of Public Health.

“I would honestly say the duck-and-cover response from the Cold War era is really the best protection that we as individual citizens would have after a nuclear bomb or improvised nuclear device was detonated,” McKinney says, apparently with a straight face. “That really is a method of personal protection against the effects of a nuclear explosion. Quite honestly, it’s inexpensive, and it’s something that’s very easy for every single member of a family or every single member of a community to understand.”

Uh, sure. So listen up, people! In the event of a nuclear war, proceed immediately to the nearest desk or table, stuff yourself under it, protect your head by covering it with your hands and putting it between your knees, and kiss your ass goodbye.


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