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McDonald’s Shares Reach All-Time High Following Rollout of Automated Ordering Kiosks

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:26

McDonald's shares reached an all-time high following the announcement that automated ordering kiosks will be replacing cashiers in 2,500 stores across the U.S.

McConnell’s Tightrope Healthcare Walk: Can He Get to 50 Votes?

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:24

Several Republican senators have begun questioning whether they can support the Senate GOP leadership healthcare bill, unveiled on Thursday, illustrating the difficult dance ahead for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

No Tapes! Donald Trump Says ‘I Did Not Make, and Do Not Have, Any Such Recordings’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:15

President Donald Trump confirmed that he did not make tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey before he was fired.

Sanctuary Cities Protecting MS-13 Gang Members from Deportation, Says ICE

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:11

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a “rather long list” of sanctuary cities across the United States that choose to release incarcerated members of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang back into U.S. communities rather than allow immigration agents to prosecute and deport them, testified a federal officer under oath before lawmakers.

Protesters Dragged Screaming from Mitch McConnell’s Office During ‘Die-In’ over Healthcare Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:09

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, dozens of protesters staged a "die-in" – blocking the hallway in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office – to protest against the Republican Party's new healthcare reform bill, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).

Saudi Student Deported After Allegedly Threatening Goodwill Store Shoppers to Convert to Islam

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:59

A Saudi Arabian national and former student at Ball State University has been deported after being arrested in March for the alleged violent threatening of shoppers at an Indiana Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam.

Trump Mocks ‘Nancy P’ and ‘Cryin’ Chuck’ as Dems Descend into Civil War in Wake of Georgia Loss

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:36

President Trump couldn’t resist making fun of Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Thursday, urging Democrats not to kick them out of their positions -- as the party descends into civil war over its devastating loss in Georgia earlier this week.

Drone Expert: Drones Will ‘Achieve Superiority’ over Manned Warplanes

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:34

A professor and drone expert has claimed that drones will "eventually achieve superiority" over manned aircraft, as skirmishes between the two continue to increase.

DNC Chair Perez: Post-Trump Special Election Losses Mean ‘We’re Going to Take 50 Seats’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:27

Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said the close votes in recent special election losses for the Democratic Party meant if they were to continue taking their margins of losing down by 20 points, they were “going to take 50 seats.” Perez said, “I was disappointed Tuesday, but this was Newt Gingrich’s old seat. Democrats haven’t won there in 37 years.” He continued, “All of the seats that have been in play, the congressional seats are beat red districts. You appoint cabinet secretaries from beat red districts, so you don’t lose ground in the House. We lost the Price seat in Atlanta by 24 points in November, and we cut that margin by 20 points. The Kansas seat a few months back, we were supposed to lose that by 30 and lost by single digits. There are 71 congressional districts right now that are more competitive than the Georgia 6th race.” “We need to take 24 seats to take the House. If you look at our history, the last three times we have had single party control sometimes it was Democrats and sometimes Republicans,” Perez added. “The following midterm election the party out of power won

Kamala Harris Blasts McConnell Bill for Giving ‘Millionaires’ Tax Cuts: ‘This Is Black and White’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:12

On Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) healthcare bill for slashing support “for kids with disabilities” to “give [tax] cuts to millionaires.”

P. Diddy: Black People ‘Don’t Really Give a F*ck About Trump’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:09

Rap super producer P. Diddy -- real name Sean Combs -- says he has been silent about the current state politics because black people "don't give a fuck about" President Donald Trump.

Evergreen President Claims He Regrets Disarming of Campus Police Chief During Protests

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:04

In a hearing in front of Washington state lawmakers, Evergreen State College President George Bridges claimed that he regrets asking the school's police chief to attend protests on campus unarmed.

Ricky Gervais Rips Trump: ‘Hollywood Liberal Elites Are Not the Enemy’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:57

Actor-producer Ricky Gervais says President Donald Trump convinced his supporters to see "Hollywood liberal elite" as their enemy.

British Schoolboys Don Skirts Amid Shorts Ban in Heatwave

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:56

LONDON (AP) — Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley said about 30 boys turned up to school in skirts on Thursday, when temperatures dropped to a cool 20 degrees Celsius (68F) after days of much hotter weather. None of the skirted students was punished, he said. Boys at Isca Academy in Exeter wear skirts to school in protest at not being allowed to wear shorts in hot weather. pic.twitter.com/XHrffnSQEN — Simon Hall (@SimonHallNews) June 22, 2017 The school’s head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, issued a written statement that did not mention the skirts, but pledged to revisit the uniform rules. “We recognize that the last few days have been exceptionally hot and we are doing our utmost to enable both students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible,” she wrote. “Shorts are

Prof. Banzhaf: Russia Investigation Vindicates Breitbart 2016 Coverage of Election Hacking

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:47

On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily, Prof. John Banzhaf of the George Washington University School of Law, who provided early and consistent warnings that the American election system is vulnerable to hacker attack, discussed the disturbing admission by the Department of Homeland Security that 21 states were targeted by hackers during the 2016 election.

GOP Senators: Healthcare Bill ‘Definitely Not Repealing Obamacare’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:46

Soon after the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the draft of the Senate's healthcare bill on Thursday, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) blasted the bill for not fully repealing Obamacare.

BBC Forced to Apologise After Islamist Called Maajid Nawaz, Douglas Murray ‘Hate Preachers’ Live on Air

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:40

The BBC was forced to issue two apologies in two days after the chairman of the Iranian-linked Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) called reformist Muslim Maajid Nawaz and political commentator Douglas Murray “hate preachers” in an interview.

Donald Trump Challenges DNC on Servers: ‘It’s All a Big Dem HOAX!’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:35

President Donald Trump continued to cast doubt on the investigation into whether he or his campaign colluded with the Russians to interfere with the election, focusing on the Democratic National Committee's refusal to provide their computer servers to law enforcement.

Rand Paul on Senate GOP Health Care Bill: ‘Looks Like We’re Keeping Obamacare, Not Repealing It’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:35

Thursday shortly after Senate Republicans released their version of health care legislation, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who has been skeptical of Republican efforts, went told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt it appeared that the bill would keep Obamacare instead of repealing it. “We’re going to have a statement in about an hour and my concern from what I’ve been able to see so far — it looks like we’re keeping Obamacare, not repealing it,” Paul replied. When he was asked by Hunt if he was a “no” vote, Paul said to wait for the forthcoming statement. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

Fourteen of 15 Felony Charges Dismissed Against Planned Parenthood Videomakers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:21

A superior court in California has dismissed 14 of 15 felony charges against the video journalists who exposed alleged profiteering from the sale of body parts of aborted babies within Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical procurement industry. The charges were dismissed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) – with leave to amend, meaning California Attorney General Xavier Becerra may refile those charges, if he includes more specific facts. Judge Christopher Hite also denied the attorney general’s request for contempt sanctions against Daleiden’s criminal defense counsel, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley & Associates (SCA) and his associate, former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Brentford J. Ferreira. “We were pleased with Judge Hite’s rulings over all,” Cooley and Ferreira said in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “We look forward to further pre-trial litigation.” CMP itself broke the news on Facebook Wednesday: BREAKING: State judge GRANTS most of defendant Daleiden’s and Merritt’s demurrer motions, knocking out the 14 recording charges until the CA AG amends their complaint. The judge also denied the AG’s request for contempt sanctions against David’s defense counsel, and agreed Judge Orrick’s federal gag order in the