In sharp U-turn, monetary policy easing back in play across Asia

FILE PHOTO: Euro, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, pound and Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo February 20, 2019 By Marius Zaharia HONG KONG (Reuters) – A slowing global economy and increasing strain on businesses from a year-long Sino-U.S. trade war are tilting … Continue reading In sharp U-turn, monetary policy easing back in play across Asia

Hayward: If Smollett Isn’t Charged with a Hate Crime, No One Should Be

If a fair and thorough investigation establishes that Jussie Smollett faked the attack he claimed was perpetrated by white men wearing MAGA hats, then he should be charged with a hate crime. Fake hate crimes are hate crimes. If hate crime laws are merely instruments of totalitarian political power, rather than sound legal principles applicable … Continue reading Hayward: If Smollett Isn’t Charged with a Hate Crime, No One Should Be

Beto Backtracks on Border Wall: ‘Physical Barrier’ Needed in ‘Some Places’

Less than a week after calling for the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, to be taken down, former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) backtracked on Tuesday, saying he believes “there is a role for physical barriers in some places” along the U.S-Mexico border. “I think there are in some … Continue reading Beto Backtracks on Border Wall: ‘Physical Barrier’ Needed in ‘Some Places’

Hayward: Rape Survivor Lara Logan Gets Cold Shoulder from Media

Television journalist Lara Logan poked the mainstream media beehive last week in a no-holds-barred interview where she bluntly accused many reporters of becoming “political activists” and even “propagandists” for the Left and said journalism has descended into “absolute horses**t.” The response has been furious, personal, and devoid of the respect normally demanded for rape survivors. Lara … Continue reading Hayward: Rape Survivor Lara Logan Gets Cold Shoulder from Media

Tom Steyer: Until We Remove Trump from Office ‘the Country Is at Risk’

Tuesday on CNN’s “OutFront,” billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal activist Tom Steyer said until President Donald Trump was removed from office “the country is at risk.” Steyer said, “I believe that we have a crisis in the United States. The crisis is the president of the United States. And that the Constitution gives us … Continue reading Tom Steyer: Until We Remove Trump from Office ‘the Country Is at Risk’

Illegal Alien Accused of Repeatedly Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in Kentucky

An illegal alien has been accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl in McCracken County, Kentucky, according to local authorities. Illegal alien Andres Villarrealmercado has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. Following a lengthy investigation, police claim the illegal alien repeatedly raped a 15-year-old girl between March and … Continue reading Illegal Alien Accused of Repeatedly Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in Kentucky

Fitton: FBI Covered Up Potential Violations of Law by Hillary Clinton

As the slow-motion coup against President Trump takes place, let’s not forget that at its heart is the Deep State’s desire to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her illicit behavior. Now we have more evidence of their cover-up. Judicial Watch just received 186 pages of records from the Department of Justice that include emails documenting … Continue reading Fitton: FBI Covered Up Potential Violations of Law by Hillary Clinton

CBS: Brothers Told Police Jussie Smollett Behind Sending Himself Hate Letter

The two men who participated in the allegedly staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that the singer-actor was behind “creating” a threatening letter sent to him on the set of the program, according to a report. Chicago’s local CBS affiliate, WBBM Channel 2, reports Smollett allegedly “orchestrated” the racist and homophobic assault on … Continue reading CBS: Brothers Told Police Jussie Smollett Behind Sending Himself Hate Letter

McCabe: ‘It’s Possible’ Trump Could Be a Russian Asset

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said it is “possible” that President Trump could be a Russian asset. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Do you still believe the president could be a Russian asset?” McCabe answered, “I think it’s possible. I think that’s why we started our investigation. And I’m really … Continue reading McCabe: ‘It’s Possible’ Trump Could Be a Russian Asset

Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: ‘Political Retribution’

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state’s high-speed rail project last week. Newsom used his “State of the State” address Feb. 12 to cancel the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles project, saying it “would cost too … Continue reading Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: ‘Political Retribution’

McCabe: I Didn’t Think Rosenstein Offering to Wear a Wire Was a Good Idea

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe stated that he did not believe Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s offer to wear a wire while meeting with President Trump was a good idea. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “[A]t the time that — in the book that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire … Continue reading McCabe: I Didn’t Think Rosenstein Offering to Wear a Wire Was a Good Idea

Pollak: Trump Can Build ‘Wall’ Now, Despite States’ Lawsuit

President Donald Trump can likely begin building new sections of the border barrier, despite a federal lawsuit filed by California and 15 other states on Monday challenging the the national emergency declaration he issued Friday. The reason: only some — about $3.6 billion — of the roughly $8 billion Trump wants to spend on the barrier … Continue reading Pollak: Trump Can Build ‘Wall’ Now, Despite States’ Lawsuit

Caroline Glick: Liberal Criticism of Warsaw Conference Proves It Was Success

The liberal media have been quick to pan last week’s Warsaw conference on Middle East security as a failure. And their unanimity of opinion is proof of the conference’s success. At Warsaw last week, the U.S. delegation, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, met with representatives of 60 countries. … Continue reading Caroline Glick: Liberal Criticism of Warsaw Conference Proves It Was Success

Potentially Half a Million Illegal Aliens Projected to Enter U.S. this Year

Potentially half a million illegal aliens are projected to successfully cross the United States-Mexico border this year, should illegal immigration levels continue at their current rate. President Trump signed a spending bill that devotes $1.3 billion to a border wall — while also declaring a national emergency — but expanded Catch and Release and gave … Continue reading Potentially Half a Million Illegal Aliens Projected to Enter U.S. this Year

Kirsten Gillibrand: Border Wall Cuts ‘Indigenous People’ Off from America

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) agreed with the claim that a wall along the southern border would cut off “indigenous people” in America and said President Trump is “afraid of immigrants.” [embedded content] While campaigning in Iowa on Monday, Gillibrand, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, agreed with Christine Nobiss’s claim that there is a “crisis” … Continue reading Kirsten Gillibrand: Border Wall Cuts ‘Indigenous People’ Off from America

Mexican Government Shutters Migrant Caravan Shelter near Texas

Mexican officials in Piedras Negras are closing the doors to a migrant caravan shelter that, for more than two weeks, housed roughly 1,700 Central Americans planning to seek asylum in Texas. Coahuila law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart News that the majority of the migrants who obtained Mexican humanitarian visas moved west to the border … Continue reading Mexican Government Shutters Migrant Caravan Shelter near Texas

Seven Ways Marc Short Stalled Donald Trump’s Immigration Reforms

Vice President Mike Pence is bringing Marc Short back to the White House, despite Short’s failure to deliver on President Donald Trump’s core promise of immigration reform and a border wall. On Pence’s advice, Trump hired Short in 2016 as his first outreach chief to Capitol Hill. But Short spent his time trying to win a tax … Continue reading Seven Ways Marc Short Stalled Donald Trump’s Immigration Reforms

Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million over ‘Defamatory’ Coverage

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages. “The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January … Continue reading Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million over ‘Defamatory’ Coverage

Eighth MP Defects From Corbyn’s Labour to Centrist Group, Citing Anti-Semitism

The former leader of the Labour Friends of Israel group, Enfield North Member of Parliament Joan Ryan has resigned from the Labour party and joined a new group of centrist MPs — the eighth to do so this week. Joan Ryan, once a junior member of Tony Blair’s cabinet became the eighth now-former Labour MP to resign … Continue reading Eighth MP Defects From Corbyn’s Labour to Centrist Group, Citing Anti-Semitism

Former U.S. Prosecutor: Trump-Russia Collusion ‘Made Up’

Former Federal Prosecutor Sidney Powell believes “the entire Russia collusion narrative was made up.” While speaking to Fullmeasure, Powell was asked what is the “story” of the first half of President Trump’s tenure. “That the entire Russia collusion narrative was made up,” she asserted. Powell went on to say, “That the FBI and the intelligence … Continue reading Former U.S. Prosecutor: Trump-Russia Collusion ‘Made Up’

Jussie Smollett Once Pleaded No Contest to Providing False Info to Authorities

Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who faces accusations of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself last month, once pleaded no contest to providing false information to law enforcement. A Los Angeles City Attorney’s office spokesman confirmed to NBC News 10 Tuesday that Smollett pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and driving without a license, along with giving false information to authorities in 2007. … Continue reading Jussie Smollett Once Pleaded No Contest to Providing False Info to Authorities

Armed Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Gas Station Clerk

An armed robbery suspect in Jacksonville, Arkansas, was shot and fatally wounded by an Express Mart gas station clerk. KATV reported that the alleged armed robbery was attempted about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. The store clerk indicated that the suspect, 19-year-old Brandon Thomas, allegedly entered the store and “placed a black and silver handgun on … Continue reading Armed Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Gas Station Clerk

Poll: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden Top Contenders for 2020 Democrat Nomination

Former first lady and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for the Democrats’ favorite 2020 presidential candidate in a poll released on Tuesday. Twenty-five percent of Democrat voters said that they would either back Obama or Biden for the Democrat nomination, even though neither Democrat has declared their candidacy for president in 2020, according to … Continue reading Poll: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden Top Contenders for 2020 Democrat Nomination

Virginia’s Life in Prison for Convicted Cop Killers Bill Headed to Gov. Northam’s Desk

A bill that would make it mandatory in Virginia for convicted cop killers to be sentenced to a minimum of life in prison is headed to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk. Senate Bill 1501, the legislation which passed the Virginia Senate and is going through its final readings in the Virginia House of Delegates, would make … Continue reading Virginia’s Life in Prison for Convicted Cop Killers Bill Headed to Gov. Northam’s Desk

Former ‘Never Trump’ Koch Exec Marc Short Rejoins White House After Failed Legislative Affairs Record

Former “Never Trump” Koch brothers executive Marc Short, once President Trump’s White House Legislative Affairs Director, is now rejoining the administration as Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff after a brief stint as a CNN commentator. On social media, Pence confirmed his intention to hire Short as his Chief of Staff: I am pleased … Continue reading Former ‘Never Trump’ Koch Exec Marc Short Rejoins White House After Failed Legislative Affairs Record

Donald Trump Taunts Democrats for Wanting to Tear Down Existing Border Walls

President Donald Trump ridiculed Democrats on Tuesday for campaigning on the idea of removing existing walls on the Southern border. “I hear Democrats want to take down all the walls on the Southern border,” Trump said, accusing them of “playing a political game” by opposing his proposed wall. Trump ridiculed potential presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke … Continue reading Donald Trump Taunts Democrats for Wanting to Tear Down Existing Border Walls

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders ‘Missed His Time’ to Win Democratic Nomination

President Donald Trump dismissed on Tuesday the decision by Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020, saying that the 77-year-old senator from Vermont had “missed his time.” “Personally I think he missed his time,” Trump said on Tuesday during a White House event with reporters. “But I like Bernie because he is the … Continue reading Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders ‘Missed His Time’ to Win Democratic Nomination

#RedforEd: Socialists Organizing Teachers to Turn Purple States Blue by 2020

A well-funded and subversive leftist movement of teachers in the United States threatens to tilt the political balance nationwide in the direction of Democrats across the country as Republicans barely hang on in key states that they need to hold for President Donald Trump to win re-election and for Republicans to have a shot at … Continue reading #RedforEd: Socialists Organizing Teachers to Turn Purple States Blue by 2020

Study Debunks Claim That Trump Voters More Supportive of Violence than Democrats

Supporters of President Donald Trump are not more likely than Democrats to see political rivals as a threat to the nation, nor are they more willing to accept rule-breaking, such as political violence, says a study by two university professors. In fact, more Democrats than Republicans are willing to support violence if their side loses the … Continue reading Study Debunks Claim That Trump Voters More Supportive of Violence than Democrats