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The Dick Act

Started by Bill Bissell

3 Jun 18, 2016
Reply by davidfarrar

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The Logan Act Is Not a Friend to Liberalism

Donna Brazile, a political activist who is at present serving as the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, would very much…

Started by Dee

16 Mar 17, 2015
Reply by Carolan La Vallee Asst. Admin.

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White House Petition to Charge ‘Treasonous’ Senators for Iran Letter Breaks 100,000 Signers in One Day

A petition posted to the White House’s ‘We the People’ do it yourself petition site on Monday calls for prosecution under the Logan Act of…

Started by Dee

62 Mar 16, 2015
Reply by Patriot

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Dems Heads Explode: McConnell files cloture on anti-trafficking bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture Thursday on an anti-trafficking bill that has stalled in the Senate amid an a…

Started by Dee

22 Mar 16, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Somer

House pulls vote on 20-week abortion ban

Republican House leaders are yanking a bill banning abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy from the floor and replacing it with legislation b…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

20 Jan 23, 2015
Reply by Robert William Metcalf

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CONVICTED AL-QAIDA FUNDRAISER LIVING IN BRITAIN CAN’T BE DEPORTED THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

A convicted al-Qaida fundraiser with links to the Charlie Hebdo attacks is using Britain’s Human Rights Act to avoid deportation to his ho…

Started by Dee

14 Jan 20, 2015
Reply by June Gagnon

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Boehner: Patriot Act snooping helped stop Capitol bomb plot

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the NSA’s snooping powers helped stop a plot to attack the Capitol, and said it his colle…

Started by Dee

21 Jan 17, 2015
Reply by Triptolemus

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Obama: Sony hacking not an act of war by North Korea

President Obama says in an interview to be broadcast Sunday morning that he did not think the Sony Pictures hack was not an act of war by…

Started by Dee

0 Dec 21, 2014

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'Trust Me,' Says Boehner. He's Aware of What's In 1,648-Page Bill He ‘Almost’ Read

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), whose party won a majority in the House four years ago after pledging to Americans that a Republican…

Started by Dee

34 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by Don R. Sherwood

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GEN HONORE: IF RIOTS NOT STOPPED ST LOUIS MAY HAVE TO INVOKE THE INSURRECTION ACT

Tuesday on CNN, retired lieutenant general and the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina Gen. Russel L. Honoré  said if the riots in Misso…

Started by Dee

39 Nov 29, 2014
Reply by Anne Christian

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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