Melania Stuns In Sparkling White Gown At White House Congressional Ball

Read more on this subject: Trump AdministrationNews Story Source: https://dailycaller.comMelania Trump definitely turned heads Saturday when she wore a sparkling white gown at the Congressional Ball held at the White House.
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Patreon Tolerates Calls for Violence from Leftists While Demonetizing Conservatives

Read more on this subject: CensorshipNews Story Source: https://www.breitbart.comPatreon, a website which allows users to submit donations to independent creators and projects on a monthly or one-time basis, has attracted a reputation for banning right… Continue reading

Thousands march in Brussels against U.N. migration pact

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News Story Source: https://www.reuters.com
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium’s government last week.

Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right wing parties in the part of the capital where main European Union institutions are located.

A separate counter-demonstration of around 1,000 people, organized by left-wing groups and non-governmental organizations, took place in the city center.

Belgian right-wing N-VA, which is the biggest party in parliament, pulled its ministers from the ruling coalition last week after Prime Minister Charles Michel refused its demand that he not sign the U.N. migration compact in Marrakesh.

Michel had secured a large parliamentary majority in favor of maintaining Belgium’s support of the U.N. text, with support from the opposition social
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With Virgin Galactic’s Latest Flight, Has Space Tourism Finally Arrived?

Read more on this subject: Space Travel and ExplorationNews Story Source: https://www.forbes.comIn the years since 2009, there has been a lot of talk among space enthusiasts that commercial spaceflight could get people into space soon. But it turned ou… Continue reading

Federal Court Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Federal Court Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Friday, federal District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Obama regime’s 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) unconstitutional over its mandate requiring all Americans buy health insurance, negating their right to opt out.

O’Conner said the mandate “can no longer be sustained as an exercise of Congress’ tax power – calling it “unconstitutional,” other Obamacare provisions invalid.

As part of last December’s great tax cut for the rich heist, legislation signed by Trump eliminated Obamacare’s individual mandate – effective in 2019. The employer mandate to provide healthcare coverage remained in force for companies with 50 or more full-time workers.

The Friday ruling came on the eve of the deadline for Americans to enroll in Obamacare. For now things are unchanged. The ruling will su
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US Troops Came to Syria to Stay

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Troops Came to Syria to Stay

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Wherever US forces show up, mass slaughter and destruction follow.

Syria is Obama’s war, inherited and escalated by Trump regime hardliners in charge of his geopolitical agenda.

The presence of troops from any country in another is flagrantly illegal unless invited by the ruling authorities of the nation in question.

No such invitation from Damascus was afforded Washington – why Bashar al-Assad correctly calls US and allied forces “invaders.”

Pentagon troops come to countries to stay. According to Tom Dispatch’s Nick Turse, US special forces are present in 149 nations – over 75% of UN member states, active missions ongoing in at least “133 countries.”

CIA operatives are everywhere, mostly operating from US embassies and consulates worldwide. Their mission, along with Pentagon forces, is advancing and sustaining Ame
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No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Yemen

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Yemen

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Endless US launched and sustained war in Yemen continues. Days of ceasefire talks in Sweden achieved no breakthroughs.

Claims otherwise were and remain rhetorical rubbish, ignoring reality on the ground and US imperial objectives.

Make no mistake. What’s going on is Washington’s war. The Saudis, UAE, Britain, France and Israel are junior partners in years of conflict.

While negotiations went on in Sweden, war raged in Yemen, continuing after talks ended with no letup. Nor is relief coming after December 18, the meaningless date set by the UN to cease hostilities.

The agreement reached between warring parties isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Saudi/UAE terror-bombing escalated after peace talks concluded on December 13.

According to SouthFront on Saturday, their warplanes continue attacking the port city of Hodeidah and su
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Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Endless war in Syria continues despite most parts of the country liberated from US-supported terrorists.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) said work continues to implement “the Russian-Turkish Memorandum on Idlib of September 17…to eliminate the terrorist presence in that zone at minimal cost to civilians.”

She failed to explain that Erdogan betrayed Putin straightaway, supporting the scourge of terrorism in Idlib, and elsewhere in the country, he pretends to oppose.

He continues occupying northern Syrian territory illegally – wanting it annexed, a major obstacle to the country’s liberation. Washington’s imperial objective in Syria is the single greatest obstacle to conflict resolution.

The good news is that displaced refugees continue returning to libe
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 16, 2018 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Comey Defends Actions Against Trump

Fired FBI Director James Comey followed up his amnesiac performance in his testimony before House Judiciary and Oversight committees with a bit of self-congratulatory boasting about his cleverness.

“While I couldn’t remember the answers to most of the questions the dim-witted Republicans were asking me, I do recall some of the high points of my covert efforts to save the nation from the misrule of Donald Trump,” Comey said. “Publicly exonerating Secretary Clinton in July 2016 was probably the hardest punch I threw. By clearing her of all charges I neutralized a lot of the criticisms Trump and the Republicans tried to make against her. In a sane world that should have been enough to elect her, but as we saw, somehow the most unqualified person to ever seek the presidency defeated the most qualified.”

“However, patriot that I am, I didn’t let the unfortunate election outcome thwart my campaign to save the count
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