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This Is the Reason Russia Is Banning Children From Watching the New Power Rangers Movie

Russia has slapped an “18+” adults-only rating on the new Power Rangers movie after widespread Western media reports that it includes a female character questioning her sexuality. The film is rated PG-13 in the U.S.

Notably, Russia reportedly has not given a similar adult rating to Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, despite its alteration of the original animated film to make one of its characters (Le Fou) homosexual, in what the director called an “exclusively gay moment.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported:

“On Friday, WDSSPR, the Russian distributor of Power Rangers, informed theaters that the age restriction for the movie has been changed from 16+ to 18+, meaning that only viewers over 18 will be admitted to the screenings.

“The distributor provided no explanation for assigning the stricter age restriction, but it followed harsh criticism from several [Russian] legislators over the movie’s LGBTQ content.”

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Syria Threatens to Fire SCUD Missiles Into Israel If Attacked Again

According to a report by Lebanese media, Syria has issued a very serious warning to Israel – bomb Syria again and SCUD missiles will rain down on Israel.

According to the report by al-Diyar, the message was delivered via Russian officials. It quite clearly stated that, if Israel attacks Syria again, Syria will respond with deadly force, including the use of SCUD missiles against Israeli targets.

The report stated that Syria’s position is, if Israel bombs Syrian military targets, Israeli military targets will be the recipient of Syrian SCUD missiles. If Israel attacks civilian targets, Syria will target Haifa’s port and petrochemical plant.

Al-Diyar reports that Syria has a cache over around 800 SCUD missiles and that it has prepared four of them for launch in retaliation for any further Israeli incursion.

For its part, Israel, bolstered by the fact that the United States has traditionally been satisfied to treat the Zionist settler state as its own 51st, have dismissed the threats as a bluff. The fact that Israel is always ready to fight and die to the last American is the main reason it has been able to provoke, murder, and commit genocide for the last several decades with virtually no consequences. However, if the reports can be believed, the Syrians may very well be serious this time around.

Indeed, some have even pointed out that SCUD missiles are largely antiquated weaponry and, while they may not be able to penetrate Israel’s Arrow or Iron Dome systems, the SCUDs themselves may be a cover for some type of more advanced weaponry that Israel is not expecting.

Because of its ability to bully and provoke and then run to its protector America whenever anyone retaliates, Israel is actually quite likely to test Syrian resolve in the future. This time, however, we certainly hope the Trump administration holds true to “America First” and lets Israel fight its own battle. (For more the author of “Syria Threatens to Fire SCUD Missiles Into Israel If Attacked Again” please click HERE)

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Mom Says TSA Agents Traumatized Son With ‘Horrifying’ Security Check

A mother who asked TSA agents at DFW International Airport for alternative screening for her son with special needs said they were “treated like dogs” and forced to miss a flight during an extensive security check, according to her Facebook post that has since gone viral.

But the Transportation Security Administration said in a prepared statement that it followed approved procedures to “resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop.”

Jennifer Williamson wrote Sunday morning that her son has a sensory processing disorder and that she asked agents to “screen him in other ways per TSA rules.”

An accompanying video shows a TSA agent patting down her son. The agent pats down his backside before moving to his front. She writes in the post they were kept for more than hour in the “horrifying” incident.

TSA disputed Williamson’s account, noting in its statement that the passengers were at the checkpoint for about 45 minutes, including the time it took to discuss screening procedures with the teen’s mother and the inspection of three carry-on items. The pat-down took about two minutes, according to the agency. (Read more from “Mom Says TSA Agents Traumatized Son With ‘Horrifying’ Security Check” HERE)

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Rockville Rape Defense: 14-Year-Old Girl Sent Explicit Pictures, Texted About Sex

Defense attorneys for one of the two male high school students accused of violently raping a 14-year-old girl are claiming the victim agreed to have sex with one of the suspects over text message and sent him explicit photos.

Both suspects — 17-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez — were in the country illegally after being detained and then released by federal officials . . .

According to police, they forced the girl into a bathroom stall at school and made her perform oral sex on them while they took turns raping and sodomizing her as she begged them to stop. Police found blood and DNA at the scene . . .

The rape drew attention from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who last week pointed to the case as reason for President Trump’s immigration policies.

“Part of the reason the President has cracked-down on illegal immigration, and made it such a big deal is because of tragedies like this,” Spicer said. “Immigration pays its toll on our people if it’s not done legally.” (Read more from “Rockville Rape Defense: 14-Year-Old Girl Sent Explicit Pictures, Texted About Sex” HERE)

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Homeowner’s Son Exchanges Words With Three Burglars, Then Guns Them Down

A 19-year-old man in Oklahoma gunned down three potential robbers Monday afternoon when they tried to break into his family’s home.

Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies went to the house and found one person dead in the driveway and two other people dead in the kitchen, reports the New York Post . . .

The group of suspects, wearing all black clothing, broke into the house by way of a glass door in the back of the home, according to the sheriff’s spokesman, Deputy Nick Mahoney.

The homeowner’s son maintained he woke up when heard “loud bangs” downstairs. He quickly jumped out of bed and grabbed his AR-15 to protect himself, he told police.

When he went downstairs he exchanged a few words with the would-be robbers before shooting them down. Two of them died in the kitchen, while another crawled to the driveway before dying as well. (Read more from “Homeowner’s Son Exchanges Words With Three Burglars, Then Guns Them Down” HERE)

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Dad Finds out Daughter Plotting School Bombing by Reading Her Diary

A Thurmont, Md., father discovered his 18-year-old daughter was planning to bomb and shoot up her high school after reading her diary, according to local reports.

Honor roll student Nichole Cevario, 18, bought a shotgun and bomb-making materials in preparation for the attack, which was planned for April 5. It is unclear if the date had any special significance, or what Cevario’s motivations were, but her diary showed she had meticulously planned out the attack.

Cevario’s father alerted the Catoctin High School of the plot after reading the diary. Hours later, she was removed from her classroom and taken to the hospital for psychological evaluation.

“We felt this was going to be carried out,” said Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins at a news conference. “There is no doubt in our minds that we diverted a disaster up there.”

Cevario reportedly obtained her weapon and materials legally, according to the sheriff’s office. Her arsenal included a 12-gauge Remington shotgun, ammunition, pipes with end caps, shrapnel, fireworks, magnesium tape and fuse materials. (Read more from “Dad Finds out Daughter Plotting School Bombing by Reading Her Diary” HERE)

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Iowa Republicans Back ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Legislation

Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to delay an initial procedural vote.

A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote on the provision Tuesday night. It was added to a separate bill that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The new version would include several abortion restrictions.

If the heartbeat proposal goes into effect, it would be the strictest ban in the U.S. (Read more from “Iowa Republicans Back ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Legislation” HERE)

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GOP-Led Congress Looks to Protect Israel and Check Iranian Power

Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

The measures, unveiled at the opening of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, seek to build consensus among Republicans and Democrats who are so often bitterly at odds on domestic issues. The AIPAC meeting continues Tuesday with appearances by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

During Monday’s session, House Speaker Paul Ryan declared the U.S. commitment to Israel “sacrosanct.” Ryan also derided the nuclear deal an “unmitigated disaster” that gives Iran “a patient pathway to a nuclear weapons capability.” (Read more from “GOP-Led Congress Looks to Protect Israel and Check Iranian Power” HERE)

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House Republicans Renew Plans to Repeal Obamacare After Failed First Attempt

Just four days after House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Obamacare the “law of the land,” House Republicans say they’re moving forward with their plan to repeal and replace the health care law despite the divisions in their party on how to reform the health insurance market.

Ryan and members of his leadership team reaffirmed their support for unwinding the Affordable Care Act during a weekly press conference with reporters Tuesday, saying that their first failed attempt to replace Obamacare wouldn’t deter them from moving forward.

“We’re not going to retrench into our corners or put up dividing lines,” Ryan said after a meeting with Republican lawmakers. “There’s too much at stake to get bogged down in all of that.”

The renewed focus on repealing Obamacare came after Ryan decided to withdraw the House GOP’s health care bill Friday, a decision made after it became clear there wouldn’t be enough votes to pass it.

Republicans released their plan to repeal the health care law and implement parts of a replacement at the beginning of the month.

But the bill lacked a natural constituency.

Instead, both centrist Republicans and conservatives decried the plan—conservatives disliked it because they felt it wouldn’t lower the cost of premiums, and centrist Republicans felt it didn’t do enough to protect those newly enrolled in Medicaid.

After pulling the bill, Ryan told reporters “Obamacare is the law of the land” and stressed that Republicans would instead move on to other items on their agenda, like tax reform.

But by Tuesday morning, Republicans appeared to have regrouped, and Ryan stressed the GOP conference would continue to work toward gaining consensus on a replacement plan even as they tackle other legislative priorities.

“We’re going to get this right,” Ryan said, “and in the meantime, we’re going to do all the other work we came here to do.”

Any path forward on Obamacare’s replacement is going to require agreement between conservatives and centrist Republicans, factions of the party that opposed the House GOP’s health care bill for different reasons.

But the two groups appear willing to further engage in talks over health care reform.

According to The New York Times, the House Freedom Caucus and centrist Tuesday Group are engaging in talks with Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s top strategist.

And even Ryan, who said Friday some Republicans in the House couldn’t get to “yes” on the bill, told reporters Tuesday that Republicans would “sit down and talk things out” until they compromise.

“We saw good overtures from those members from different parts of our conference to get there because we all share these goals, and we’re just going to have to figure out how to get it done,” the speaker said.

Ryan wouldn’t elaborate on any details of a new plan or on a timeline. But some conservatives are already plotting their own path.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., filed a bill Friday that fully repeals Obamacare. Brooks, along with some conservatives, also may use a legislative tool that would force a floor vote on a bill dismantling the health care law.

The plan requires Brooks to collect 216 signatures on a discharge petition. Once that happens, and after the legislation has remained in committee for 30 days, the lower chamber would be forced to vote on the bill.

“We will find out who is truly for repeal of Obamacare and who is not,” Brooks told reporters. (For more from the author of “House Republicans Renew Plans to Repeal Obamacare After Failed First Attempt” please click HERE)

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The Left’s Sanctuary Cities Hurt Americans’ Safety

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Monday that the Justice Department will bar all sanctuary cities from receiving any grants or other federal funds from the department should be welcome news to Americans—especially those whose families have been victimized by criminal illegal aliens released by sanctuary cities like San Francisco.

As Sessions pointed out, Kate Steinle, a resident of San Francisco, was shot and killed two years ago by an illegal alien as a direct result of San Francisco’s policy of refusing to honor federal detainer warrants.

The killer, Francisco Sanchez, had seven previous felony convictions and the city released him from custody despite the fact that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had filed a detainer with San Francisco asking that he be kept in custody until immigration agents could pick him up.

Sanchez even admitted to a television reporter that the only reason he came to San Francisco was because of the city’s sanctuary policy.

Sessions also mentioned another such incident that happened just within the last two weeks.

According to the attorney general, Ever Valles, another illegal alien, was charged with the murder and robbery of a man at a light rail station.

The only reason he was on the street was because the city of Denver refused to honor a detainer that ICE had filed with the city and released him from the Denver jail in December.

Valles is just one of many such criminal aliens who are being loosed on the American public by the reckless policies of sanctuary cities.

ICE recently released the first of its weekly reports on cities that have refused to honor ICE detainer warrants, as mandated by President Donald Trump’s executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.”

The report details all of the local jurisdictions across the country from Florida to New York to Washington state that refused ICE detainers from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and released criminals from their jails rather than turn them over to the federal government for deportation.

The crimes committed by these illegal aliens, as outlined in a report covering just a single week, include: domestic violence, arson, aggravated assault, burglary, forgery, intimidation, possession of a dangerous weapon, intimidation, drug trafficking, sexual assault, homicide, and a host of other crimes. This is also no surprise.

As I have outlined before, prior reports by the Government Accountability Office that have reviewed the criminal histories of illegal aliens in federal, state, and local jails show a path of destruction and repeated criminal behavior by criminal aliens that is truly shocking.

There are literally millions of Americans like Steinle who have been victimized by crimes committed by illegal aliens that should not have happened and would not have happened if we actually enforced our immigration laws and if local jurisdictions cooperated with federal authorities instead of trying to obstruct them.

Sessions said that the American people “are justifiably angry” about these sanctuary policies that endanger them. They understand something that irresponsible local officials don’t seem to care about: “When cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe.”

The failure to deport criminal aliens like Valles puts “whole communities at risk—especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators.”

The amount of federal grant money at stake is more than $4.1 billion, which the Justice Department distributes through its Office of Justice Programs.

Sessions said that all jurisdictions applying for such grants will have to certify that they are in full compliance with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1373, which bans local and state jurisdictions from prohibiting their employees—including law enforcement—from exchanging information with the federal government over the citizenship status of any individual.

The American people certainly agree with what Trump and Sessions are doing. Sessions cited a poll in which 80 percent of Americans agreed that illegal aliens arrested by cities should be turned over to immigration authorities.

Sessions urged state and city officials to “consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink these policies.”

Hopefully, the added incentive of losing access to billions of federal dollars will help them “rethink” their rash sanctuary policies. (For more from the author of “The Left’s Sanctuary Cities Hurt Americans’ Safety” please click HERE)

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