FISA Warrant Relied On Dossier, News Stories

The FBI relied heavily on the dubious Steele dossier, as well as a Yahoo! News article based on the salacious document, to obtain a surveillance warrant against a Trump campaign adviser prior to the 2016 election, according to an explosive but controversial memo approved for release by the White House on Friday.

The memo, which was crafted by House Republicans, also says that the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, told Congress that a FISA warrant against the campaign adviser, Carter Page, would not have been granted without use of the dossier. That despite the FBI later determining that very little of the Democrat-funded document was corroborated.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/02/spy-warrant-relied-on-dossier-and-news-stories-planted-by-fusion-gps/

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Our Voices Will Be Heard! BET News Presents: ‘Angela Rye’s State Of The Union’

The special will feature Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA, 43rd District) delivering an exclusive rebuttal to the president’s state of the union address. Representative Waters is widely recognized as one of the most outspoken political leaders against Donald Trump’s presidency and his administration; she has called for his impeachment on several occasions.

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https://www.bet.com/shows/angela-rye-sotu/content/photos/bet-news-presents-angela-ryes-sotu.html

Democrats panic over avalanche of good economic news

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said at a recent town hall that $1,000 bonuses “wouldn’t go very far,” and they were taxable, so it wouldn’t really be $1,000 after all. Amazingly, she also said she hadn’t heard of any bonuses bigger than $1,000.

Is she really that out of touch? As Fox Business host Charles Payne noted in a tweet, Wasserman Schultz represents a district where the median household income is $50,000. Does she think her constituents wouldn’t welcome a $1,000 windfall?

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/371349-democrats-panic-over-avalanche-of-good-economic-news

Two DACA recipients arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

Border agents were sent to the area after a resident spotted what appeared to be a smuggling incident, federal officials said. Further investigation led agents to a vehicle suspected of being involved, which they pulled over on Interstate 5 near Dairy Mart Road about 12:10 p.m.

Three men were inside: the driver, a 20-year-old DACA recipient whose status had expired, and two Mexican nationals, ages 21 and 22, suspected of being in the country illegally.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-daca-smuggling-20180129-story.html

Herriman High students launch alternate school newspaper after administrators delete article on teacher’s firing

Student journalists at Herriman High School are pushing back against what they view as censorship after an article on a teacher’s firing over alleged misconduct was scrubbed from the school newspaper’s website.

The students on Monday launched their own website, the Herriman Telegram, to host the article and other coverage. Students also launched an online petition, asking that student editors of the school’s Herriman Telegraph have their ability to publish and edit content restored.

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https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/01/23/herriman-high-students-launch-alternate-school-newspaper-after-administrators-delete-article-on-teachers-firing/

Key cardinal distances himself from pope abuse comment

TRUJILLO, Peru, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A key U.S. cardinal distanced himself on Saturday from comments on sex abuse by Pope Francis, a remarkable move that appeared to underscore divisions in the Catholic Church over how to treat accusations.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said in a statement “it is understandable” that comments made by the pope in Chile on Thursday were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy or any other perpetrator.”

In response to a question from a reporter on accusations against Juan Barros, a Chilean bishop appointed by the pope in 2015 who is accused of protecting a pedophile, the pope said:

“The day I see proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk. There is not a single piece of evidence against him. It is all slander. Is that clear?”

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http://news.trust.org/item/20180120182037-va0ol

Border Wall Models Thwart US Commandos In Tests

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

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http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/01/19/border-wall-models-thwart-military-tests/

Facebook to Rank News Sources by Quality to Battle Misinformation

The social-media giant will begin testing the effort next week by prioritizing news reports in its news feed from publications that users have rated in Facebook surveys as trustworthy, executives said Friday. The most “broadly trusted” publications—those trusted and recognized by a large cross-section of Facebook users—would get a boost in the news feed, while those that users rate low on trust would be penalized. The change only applies to U.S. users., though Facebook plans to roll it out later internationally.

The announcement, which confirms a report last week by The Wall Street Journal, comes after Facebook outlined another major news-feed overhaul that would diminish the presence of news in favor of what it calls “meaningful” interactions on the platform. This shift will result in news accounting for about 4% of the posts that appears in users’ feeds world-wide, down from the current 5%, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Friday.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-rank-news-sources-by-quality-to-battle-misinformation-1516394184

Another Case Of Rare Side Effect In Some Children Who Take Tamiflu

More families have come forward with stories about frightening side effects in children who took Tamiflu.

CBS11 first broke the news of a 6-year-old Allen girl who tried to jump out of a window after taking the anti-influenza drug. She is now back to normal, but her family wasn’t alone.

But Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis was a healthy 11-year-old before she had the flu last year. Then she began hallucinating bugs on her body and the devil’s voice in her ear.

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http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/01/18/rare-side-effect-children-tamiflu/

Russian spy ship spotted off US coast a year ago returns to region

The Russian spy ship first spotted near American waters last year is making its way back in the direction of the U.S., Fox News confirmed on Thursday.

The Victor Leonov is still in the Caribbean, according to officials, but heading north off the coast of Florida, home to a U.S. Navy base located in North Florida, east of Jacksonville.

The ship could be off the Florida coast by Friday if the ship maintains present course and speed, according to officials.

There is also a ballistic missile submarine base located in southern Georgia known as Kings Bay, which is another likely destination for the spy ship to loiter and watch U.S. “boomers” — as the ballistic missile subs are called — enter and leave port.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/18/russian-spy-ship-spotted-off-us-coast-year-ago-returns-to-region.html