Liberal Actor and director, Rob Reiner, Has Joined with Neoconservatives To Call for War with Russia

Actor and director, Rob Reiner, and other Hollywood liberals have joined forces with pro-war neoconservatives to investigate alleged Russian interference in the last election. His produced a video that sends the message that America already is at war with Russia and urges Americans to support more aggressive action. Tucker Carlson asks Reiner why he is not concerned about China, which actually has done everything that Reiner thinks Russia might have done.  Reiner cannot answer, which proves that Reiner is merely playing anti-Trump politics.  –GEG


President Trump Blasted NFL over Disrespecting Flag, NFL Unites Against Trump

During a speech in Alabama, President Trump was criticized for saying that NFL players who disrespect the flag ought to be fired on the spot. In response, three NFL teams, the Seahawks, Titans, and Steelers, stayed in their locker rooms during the national anthem ahead of NFL games on Sunday.  More than 100 NFL players from several teams across the country have kneeled or locked arms during the anthem instead of standing at respectful attention. -GEG

Three NFL teams stayed in their locker rooms during the national anthem ahead of NFL games on Sunday, as a growing number of players from other teams joined in protest by kneeling on the field.

As the national anthem rang out at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, neither the Tennessee Titans nor the Seattle Seahawks were out on the field. Earlier in the day in Chicago, all but one of the Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the locker room during the anthem ahead of their game against the Bears.

Ahead of Sunday night’s game, many Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins sat or kneeled, as others stood and linked arms.

In all, more than 100 NFL players from several teams across the country kneeled or locked arms Sunday, after President Trump lashed out at the protesters and called for those who disrespect the flag to be fired or suspended. One Steeler was seen just outside the players’ tunnel at Soldier Field: offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger.

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Germany: Protesters Enraged that Right Wing Party AfD Won Seats in Parliament

Protesters raged outside of the headquarters for the right-wing, anti-Islamic party, Alternative for Deutschland, after it won seats in parliament for the first time.  Notice the pink Antifa flags on one of the signs carried by protesters. -GEG

Germany: Angela Merkel Is Re-elected into Her 4th Term as Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will serve a fourth term. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, won 32% of the vote, but will have to make room in parliament for the right-wing party, Alternative for Deutschland, which is opposed to mass migration. -GEG

Merkel’s Christian Democratic party must reach out to German voters who switched to far-right AfD voters, senior party member says

  • The Christian Democratic Union’s David McAllister said there is a need to reach out to German voters who went for the far-right Alternative for Democracy (AfD)
  • McAllister says the CDU needs to draw a clear line on offering asylum and help to refugees over economic immigrants

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will need to bring clarity to an immigration policy which likely helped the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) pull off a surprise entry into parliament, a senior CDU official told CNBC.

“We have to take the concerns of AfD voters very seriously,” said David McAllister, a CDU member and chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee.

“I’m not interested in the populist AfD politicians who ran a dreadful campaign based on racism and extreme nationalism. But I’m concerned about hundreds of thousands of people who have stopped voting for my party and are now voting for the AfD. ”

The AfD stunned the establishment by finishing third and entering parliament for the first time, with 13.5 percent of the vote. Under Germany’s mixed-member proportional voting system, that vaults it well beyond the 5 percent threshold needed for seats in parliament.

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Sudanese Gunman Opened Fire in Tennessee Church

Tennessee: Emanuel Kidega Samson, a Sudanese bodybuilder, shot and killed a mother of two and wounded six others at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.  An armed church usher, Robert Engle, confronted the shooter, subdued him, and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.  The motivation for the attack is unknown or not revealed at this time. -GEG 

Sudanese bodybuilder is charged with murder after gunman burst into Tennessee church and opened fire killing one woman and wounding six others before being taken down by a hero armed usher

  • Shooting happened at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ around 11am
  • One woman is dead and seven others injured after Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, opened fire
  • Police confirmed married mother-of-two Melanie Smith, 39, of Smyrna, was killed
  • Two victims were critically injured and four are in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Police say armed church usher Robert Engle, 22, confronted the shooter and stopped the rampage
  • Engle is being treated at TriStar Skyline Medical center for injuries he sustained when suspect pistol-whipped him
  • The last shooting victim is also being treated at TriStar Medical Center 
  • All of those wounded in the shooting except for one person is over the age of 60
  • Family members say two victims include church pastor, Joey Spann and his wife Peggy Spann
  • The church hosts weekly service at 10am and is located on Pin Hook Road

The masked gunman who opened fire at a Nashville church killing one and injuring six others has been charged with murder.

Melanie Crow Smith, 39, of Smyrna, died and another six were injured when Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, 30 minutes southeast of Nashville in Antioch, as services let out at 11.15am.

The attack only stopped thanks to the brave actions of an armed church usher and Samson, a Sudanese-born bodybuilder, was arrested at the scene.

Robert Engle, 22, identified by friends on social media, had ran up to confront Samson and despite being repeatedly pistol-whipped in the head, was able to force Samson to shoot himself in the leg.

Engle then went to his car, grabbed his own pistol, and returned to hold the shooter at gunpoint.

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Update: investigation of Samson’s social media postings.