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  • The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it

    10/16/2018 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Jim Hanson
    The concerted efforts now underway to derail the improved relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia established by the Trump administration are unhelpful at best and dangerous to America’s national and economic security at worst. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer trying to modernize his country. The steps he has taken so far are unprecedented. Letting that progress fall victim to mistakes by his government and attacks from opponents would be a massive mistake. The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – a critic of the Saudi government, who has not been heard from since he...
  • Who Was Jamal Khashoggi?

    10/16/2018 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Khashoggi situation, and there’s some things about this guy that I don’t think are being widely reported exactly who he is. The Drive-Bys… Let me just tell you what the Drive-Bys purpose here is, again. The Drive-Bys are trying as hard as they can to link Donald Trump to Khashoggi’s murder. By the way, just so you know, there are a couple of CNN infobabes who are pronouncing the name “Khashog-gee” because there’s two G’s in there. Every time I’ve heard the word, the name pronounced, it’s always been “Kah-show-gee,” Adnan Khashoggi pronounced his name that way. Robin...
  • Trump Warns Honduras: Halt the Caravan — or Else

    10/16/2018 1:20:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has “has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” The Drive-Bys are eagerly covering this caravan, desperately hoping for it to arrive. Trump is saying if you don’t turn ’em back, then you can forget any aid from us. We’ll see what happens. ‘Cause he means it.
  • Will Carlos Gimenez’s construction firm ties taint the FIU bridge collapse criminal probe?

    10/16/2018 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 27, 2018 | Peter Schorsch
    Last week, federal authorities fined Munilla Construction Management $25,868 for “serious” safety violations in its role as the contractor on the Florida International University bridge that collapsed in March, killing six people. The morning after the collapse, Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the department’s homicide squad would explore criminal charges for contractors such as MCM. “We’ve got to look at the reality that there may be some negligence down the line,” Perez said. Perez answers to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who appointed him director in January 2016. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida where the...
  • The Turtle Gets the Biggest Ovation of His Life

    10/16/2018 12:54:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want you to hear the standing ovation the Turtle got. This would never have happened… I don’t know how long it’s been since Mitch McConnell was greeted with this kind of love and respect and excitement by a Republican audience anywhere. But Donald Trump brought him on the stage at a MAGA rally in Richmond, Kentucky, on Saturday thanking the Turtle for standing firm on Kavanaugh. And listen to the reaction. Trump says Mitch McConnell "Kentucky tough"THE PRESIDENT: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Come up here! CROWD: (loud cheers) RUSH: George Will is watching this and just unable...
  • The Historical Roots of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

    10/16/2018 10:40:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Avi Berkowitz
    "Seventy years of post-war diplomacy ruined" is the consensus establishment view of Donald Trump's America First foreign policy. And it is true. But Donald Trump is not the first president in postwar America to rattle the iron cage of establishment diplomacy. That honor goes to Harry Truman, who ruined Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vision of the postwar world when he did what Roosevelt would have never done – drop two nuclear bombs on Japan. Nor is President Trump the first postwar president to tread in Truman's footsteps. Both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan did that before him. And yet, there is...
  • Cruz'in Toward Victory

    10/16/2018 9:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    There are tides in the affairs of men, we are reliably assured, which, taken at the flood, lead on to fortune. Does that mean Texans may expect the ascent of Rep. Beto O'Rourke to the U.S. Senate, on a flood of antagonism toward Donald Trump? Hanged if I see any such prospect cresting out there in the political sea. I say so in spite of all the cash supposedly deluging O'Rourke's campaign organization. I say so, additionally, despite the forest of "Beto" signs surrounding my premises. My conservative neighborhood has given over, at least somewhat, to admiration of a liberal...
  • Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her

    10/16/2018 9:21:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 84 replies
    The Nation ^ | 10/15/2018 | Joan Walsh
    Three things are true about Elizabeth Warren’s five-minute video debunking Donald Trump’s claim that she’s lying about her Native American roots. First, it’s a terrific introduction to her family history. Second, it won’t change any Republican minds. And third, that doesn’t matter. It’s aimed squarely at Democrats and the media—and yes, it’s an early salvo in what will certainly be a crowded Democratic presidential primary. I’ve sworn I would ignore 2020 politics until after the 2018 midterms, and that I will resist endorsing a Democrat as long as is humanly (for me) possible. With this piece, I’m breaking the first...
  • Shock the World Again

    10/16/2018 8:44:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Terry Paulson
    The midterm elections are just over three weeks away, and the stakes have never been higher. Brett Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court Judge, but his journey to confirmation was laced with hateful comments from the left, unsubstantiated claims of sexual abuse, and extremist attacks in hallways, restaurants, parking lots, and anywhere Republican senators could be found. Recently, surveys had Democrats far more motivated to vote, but that margin has all but disappeared. Brett Kavanaugh’s ordeal is seared into the memory of GOP faithfuls and has united and motivated them to vote. The thought of giving control of the...
  • Should U.S.-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

    10/16/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the world's largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia "plays an impactful and active role in the global economy." Message: Sanction us, and we may just sanction you. Some of us yet recall how President Nixon's rescue of Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War triggered a Saudi oil embargo that led to months of long gas lines in the United States, and contributed to...
  • Why Vote for Democrats?

    10/16/2018 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Given what the Trump administration is saying are record achievements for a president at this stage in office, why would anyone consider voting for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections? Writing in The Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard lists 289 accomplishments of the Trump administration, beginning with the obvious one, the economy: "They include 173 major wins, such as adding more than 4 million jobs, and another 116 smaller victories, some with outsize importance, such as the 83 percent one-year increase in arrests of MS-13 gang members." They also include two justices now on the Supreme Court and 82 other...
  • We’re All Native Americans Now: Elizabeth Warren demonstrates the folly of identity politics

    10/16/2018 5:00:10 AM PDT · by billorites · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15, 2018 | The Editors
    Any doubt that Elizabeth Warren plans to run for President ended Monday when the Massachusetts Senator released a DNA analysis indicating that she probably does have some trace of distant Native American ancestry. The former Harvard professor went so far as to unveil a website and video featuring an analysis by Stanford professor Carlos Bustamante, who said that while Ms. Warren is mainly European she likely has some Native American ancestry “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” This makes her between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American, which barely spares her the humiliation of not having any after she had...
  • A Republican Red Tide Is Pushing Back Against the Dems' Blue Wave

    10/16/2018 6:16:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Salena Zito
    ERIE, Pa. -- Jason Vogel is fired up to vote. He says his passion crystallized two weeks ago when he saw just how chaotic Washington, D.C., would be if the Democrats were to seize power in Congress. When Democratic senators smeared Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as an attempted rapist without proof and angry protestors stormed the Capitol, he said, he grew increasingly concerned. "Hard to imagine that occurring every day, but you begin to realize that is exactly what would happen if I didn't turn out to vote," he said. Vogel is with his family at the Erie Insurance...
  • Trump's North American Trade Triumph

    10/16/2018 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    For those on the left and right who were certain that President Donald Trump's presidency meant the end of global free trade ... think again. Though Trump's critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal, it's hard to deny that it is a welcome advance for the economy of the entire continent. The pact will extend for years a (mostly) tariff-free North American trade zone. This was Ronald Reagan's vision nearly four decades ago -- and that legacy can now live on for hopefully many years to come. Here's just one example of the...
  • When I First Realized America Is Exceptional

    10/16/2018 4:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    I moved to California from New York City in 1976. The founder of what was then America's largest Jewish retreat center, the Brandeis Institute (not affiliated with the university), Dr. Shlomo Bardin, asked me to work as his assistant. He was 75 years-old; I was 25. One weekend the next year, he announced to the membership he wanted me to succeed him. To everyone's shock, he died that very week. It was then renamed the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. The institute was located in Simi Valley, California, then more a small town than even a small city. It had all of...
  • So I Guess the New Democratic Party Platform Is Violence?

    10/16/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | John Dempsey
    Traditionally, political parties have a platform to convince voters to vote for their side. The left no longer has a coherent message for the American people. Instead, Democrats have taken their party away from politics and moved their position to revenge, assault, and chaos. Since 2016, the left has been in a state of shellshock. Democrats began blaming Russia’s president for Trump’s victory. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped aside to allow Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the allegations that Trump somehow coordinated with Putin to win the general election even though former President Obama said it was impossible. Former FBI...
  • Why U.N. climate report cannot be trusted

    10/15/2018 7:42:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Tim Ball and Tom Harris
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate forecasts were wrong from their earliest reports in 1990. They were so inaccurate that they stopped calling them forecasts and made three “projections”: low, medium, and high. Since then, even their “low” scenario projections were wrong. Writing in 2002 about the SPM of Working Group I of the IPCC Third Assessment Report, IPCC Reviewer and independent analyst David Wojick explained the sort of problems typical of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summary reports: What is systematically omitted from the Summary for Policymakers are precisely the uncertainties and positive counter evidence that might negate...
  • Why Trump may be the most honest president ever

    10/15/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty. For better or worse, since taking office, Trump has done exactly what he promised he would. Trump kept his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something his three immediate predecessors also promised yet failed to do. He promised to “crush and destroy ISIS,” and two years later, he is on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State’s physical caliphate. He promised to impose a travel ban on countries he saw as posing...
  • As U.S. Polls Tighten the Signs All Point to Hillary

    10/15/2018 7:05:21 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    tomluongo.me ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2018 | TOM LUONGO
    In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks. Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at any point since November 2016. They say pictures are worth a thousand words… so, here’s one. And if you don’t think the person that is most worried about this picture is Hillary Clinton, then you haven’t been paying attention. But, to get to Hillary, I’ll...
  • The need for national reconciliation

    10/15/2018 6:54:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Susan A. Carleson
    The battle over the Supreme Court merely reflects the hostility that underlies American politics today. It is fashionable to blame President Donald Trump for all the nation’s ills. However, his success grew out of the political war that liberals have been waging on the American people for years. Abraham Lincoln observed that all the armies of the Earth could not take over America. Rather, he warned: “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our...