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|In a sign of what’s to come, Trump trolls Democrats as they debate
An airplane above Thursday’s Democratic debate venue trailed a banner: “Socialism will kill Houston’s economy! Vote Trump 2020.” The plane was hired by the Trump campaign in a likely preview of how the president will treat his opponent: as a dangerous leftist.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 11:44 AM
|Will Venezuela Become a Russian Missile Base?
And how would Trump respond to that?
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 9:23 AM
|Tomi Lahren: We Need Guns to ‘Defend Ourselves’ From Immigrants
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren declared on Friday that Americans need guns in order to potentially fight off unlimited immigrants coming into the United States, adding that citizens need the ability to “defend ourselves” because “we don’t know” who is coming into the country.Appearing on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Co., the conservative firebrand reacted to Democrats’ calls for stricter gun control in the wake of several mass shootings. Specifically, she took issue with Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s call for mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons like the AR-15 and AK-47.“I would also remind those that might not have a use for a gun or don’t feel they have a use for a gun, many Americans do,” Lahren told Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney. “Many Americans don’t live in the suburbs, who are far away from where police can respond, and so that’s why that self-defense is so important.”And then she brought the threat of “open borders” immigration into the mix.“And all the things the Democrats want to put in place—my goodness, if they want to open our borders, you better be sure the people in Texas, the people in South Dakota, the people in the middle of this country, we are going to be armed and ready,” she exclaimed. “Because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from—who knows who’s coming in? That’s the thing, we don’t know, and we have to be able to protect ourselves.”The right-wing provocateur’s insistence that guns are needed to stave off migrants heading into the U.S. comes barely a month after the El Paso mass shooting that left 22 dead. The suspected shooter admitted that he was targeting “Mexicans” and apparently posted a racist manifesto in which he decried the “Hispanic invasion” of America.This also isn’t the first time that Lahren has fear-mongered over supposed “open borders” immigration. Earlier this year, she devoted a monologue to warning Fox viewers that an extremely high border wall was needed because immigrants are “shifty and adaptable.”After her remarks faced intense backlash that included Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro personally calling her out, Lahren took to Twitter to "apologize" for how her comments "came out."“Not what I meant & I apologize for the way it came out. I simply mean without a secure border we don’t know who is coming into our nation & those who wish to do us harm will exploit it,” she wrote Friday afternoon. “I’m NOT advocating for violence against any person, regardless of race or immigration status.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:46 PM
|Former Idaho governor candidate under investigation in 1984 slaying
Steve Pankey, a former candidate for Idaho governor, recently revealed he is under investigation in the 1984 slaying of a Colorado girl.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 10:42 PM
|NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin
The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it has uncovered the previously unknown wire transfers among family members, entities they control and several financial institutions. The transfers bolster allegations by New York and other states that the Sacklers worked to shield their wealth in recent years because of mounting worries about legal threats.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 10:20 AM
|'We heard gasps of astonishment': Baby born at 9.11am on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz
Hospital staff in the US say a baby was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm, weighing 9lb 11oz.The mother described her baby Christina, who arrived on September 11, as a “little miracle”.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 8:56 AM
|US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from Canada
US officials have warned that feral hogs heading across the border from Canada may pose a danger to the local environment. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that sightings of the feral animals on the US-Canadian border have increased in recent years. At least eight of the wild animals have been sighted just north of Lincoln County, Montana, this summer, officials said. Several agencies, including Wildlife Services, the Montana Invasive Species Council, the National Feral Swine Program and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department fear the wild pigs could cause significant damage to the landscape. Officials warned the animals can often be aggressive, breed rapidly, and difficult to catch. The feral pigs pose a risk to the local agriculture industries as they often destroy farm land and crops as they root for food. They also have the potential to spread diseases to domestic livestock, although no disease has been detected in the team in Canada. Female hogs typically have more than a dozen piglets in each litter and full grown hogs can weigh anywhere between 120lb to 400lbs. Dale Nolte, from the USDA’s National Feral Swine Program, described the prospect as “a disaster”. “Multiple people say that if we were to design an invasive species that would do the most widespread damage, feral swine aren’t too far off from being the perfect specimen,” he told local newspaper Daily Inter Lake. Ryan Brook, an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, blamed the southern migration of the feral pigs on poor monitoring systems in the province, which are allowing numbers - and the spread of the animals - to grow unchecked. “Saskatchewan is a very high functioning pig factory and the populations are exploding with very minimal efforts to control them,” he told the Daily Inter Lake. “Lack of serious action in Saskatchewan is the single greatest threat to Montana.” Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?— Willie McNabb (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019 The warning of a potential hog invasion prompted amusement on social media, with users highlighting a viral tweet last month by a man arguing assault weapons were necessary to manage the feral populations. “How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?” he asked on Twitter, prompting widespread mockery at the time.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 3:14 PM
|Jeered over attacks, S.Africa's president apologises at Mugabe funeral
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe's funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. A wave of jeers, boos and whistles interrupted Ramaphosa at the Harare national stadium as he started his eulogy at the state funeral for Mugabe, who died age 95 last week.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 10:45 AM
|Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad hasn’t even been released yet, but you can already save $30
Well what do we have here, bargain hunters? There was a time not too long ago when Apple products almost never went on sale, let alone brand new Apple products. Those days are long gone, thankfully, and we've got a fantastic deal to share with you today on an Apple product so new that it hasn't even been released yet. Head over to Amazon and you'll find the new 7th-Generation Apple iPad with 128GB of storage on sale for $399.99, a healthy $30 discount from the $430 you'll pay if you preorder it from Apple. There's no telling how long this discount will be available though, so hurry up!Here are some highlights from the product page: * 10.2-inch Retina display * A10 Fusion chip * Touch ID fingerprint sensor * 8MP back camera, 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera * Stereo speakers
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 10:05 PM
|2020 Vision: A burning AOC offers a scary preview of next year's attack ads
In a likely preview of Republican messaging for the 2020 election, an ad from a GOP PAC that aired during Thursday night’s Democratic debate showed a photograph of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her face engulfed in flames.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 2:12 PM