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  • Revoking Security Clearance Is Not An Attack On Free Speech (V)

    08/16/2018 2:02:47 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 7 replies
    Me | 8-16-2018 | Orangehoof
    Critics of the revocation of security clearances for John Brennan and the likelihood of other mostly Obama-era former security chiefs continue to pound a talking point which is flat out false and you should not be swayed by it. Revoking security privileges is not an attack on free speech or the first amendment. It is, rather, a discrediting of those who have sold out their clearances for financial and political gain as news media mouthpieces of discontent. What Brennan, Clapper et al sell to the news media and, hence, the public is credibility - with inside knowledge - of the...
  • Keith Ellison allegations 'disturbing,' DNC says

    08/15/2018 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison, three days after he was accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC told NPR in a statement Tuesday evening. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” **SNIP** Just hours after the DNC said it was reviewing the allegations, Mr. Ellison went on to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, easily besting four other challengers Tuesday evening.
  • FCC shuts down Alex Jones’s flagship radio station

    08/15/2018 6:22:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s flagship radio station. The Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that the pirate radio station, Liberty Radio, was hit with a $15,000 fine and at least temporarily pulled from the airwaves. The newspaper reported that a lawsuit filed in federal court in Austin alleged that Liberty Radio had functioned without a license since at least 2013, and had been transmitting from a tower at an Austin apartment complex. Liberty Radio stopped airing on the radio in December, but still streams online. The FCC is charging that the station was also...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muñoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • Pelosi: Trump revoking Brennan's clearance a 'pathetic attempt to silence critics'

    08/15/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance a "pathetic attempt to silence" his critics. "Revoking the security clearance of an honorable patriot is a stunning abuse of power & a pathetic attempt to silence critics," Pelosi tweeted shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement. "This is yet another disturbing attempt by @realdonaldtrump to distract & divert attention from his Admin's #cultureofcorruption, cronyism & incompetence." **SNIP** The decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance was quickly met with backlash from former intelligence officials and...
  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

    08/15/2018 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/15/18
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump’s. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert...
  • Bannon’s New Group Issues a Midterm Plea: Save Trump

    08/15/2018 5:00:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Maggie Haberman and Jeremy W. Peters
    Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, is forming a group to try to sell voters on a midterm message that they should support Republicans to defend the Trump agenda and save the president from impeachment. The group, Citizens of the American Republic, is Mr. Bannon’s new vehicle after he was pushed out of the White House last summer and then parted ways with the conservative website Breitbart. Mr. Bannon declined to describe his donors or how much money the group has raised. One person close to the group said that Rebekah Mercer, the hedge fund billionaire who...
  • Flashback: Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights

    08/15/2018 4:57:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    “There's one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.” Earnest said Brennan had asked for a document from the National Archives that would demonstrate the U.S. is a nation of laws. "Director Brennan told the president that he made the request to the archives because he wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the rule of law as he took the...
  • Trump says he can override congress directive not to recognise Russian sovereignty over Crimea

    08/15/2018 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 69 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo Noose ^ | August 15, 2018 | Tom Embury-Dennis
    Donald Trump has said he can override a directive from congress preventing him from recognising Russian sovereignty over Crimea. The US president quietly issued a statement on Monday evening, hours after signing a military spending bill, claiming dozens of the bill’s statutes to be unconstitutional intrusions on his powers as commander-in-chief. Among the provisions in the $716bn (£563bn) bill is a ban on spending Department of Defense money on “any activity that recognises the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea”, a region in Ukraine annexed by Moscow in 2014 during a period of regional political upheaval.
  • James O’Keefe on Omarosa Recordings: ‘I Don’t Hear Anyone Talking About Selective Editing’

    08/15/2018 3:13:55 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe contrasted the news media’s treatment of his organization’s undercover video investigations with that of former White House aide Omarosa Maginault-Newman’s secretly recorded audio. He offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview with Breitbart News Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak for SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight. O’Keefe examined the news media’s handling of Manigault-Newman’s surreptitious audio recordings of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and her allegations against President Donald Trump. “I can’t hear anyone [in the news media] talking about the selective editing,” said O’Keefe. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a bit...
  • James Clapper Whines About Trump Revoking Security Clearances

    08/15/2018 3:11:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced from the daily briefing Wednesday afternoon President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan and is considering doing the same for other politically motivated, former officials. "I have also begun to review the more general question of the access to classified information by former government officials," Sanders said on behalf of President Trump. "As part of this review, I am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Security clearances...
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    08/15/2018 2:51:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | 4:37 PM EDT | Sara Carter
    Newly released text messages between Steele and Ohr before Comey's congressional testimony raise questions In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation. Ohr...
  • New Mexico Judge Accuses Prosecutors of Anti-Muslim Bias in Her Decision to Release Jihadists

    08/15/2018 2:27:08 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: New Mexico Judge Accuses Prosecutors of Anti-Muslim Bias in Her Decision to Release Dangerous Jihadists Running Islamic Terror Camp Muslim Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested earlier this month at a terrorist compound in New Mexico. Wahhaj was training children to commit mass shootings at US schools. Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Legalized Abortion Has Added $3.5 Trillion to the Economy

    08/15/2018 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ncfool · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 15, 2018 | John Ellis
    No one can accuse the Clintons of failing to prioritize profit over ethics. Giving a gross demonstration of this familial trait, Chelsea Clinton applauded abortion by claiming that the Roe v. Wade decision has added three and a half trillion dollars to the economy. Pro-life people have been aware of this for a long time, but it's nice, I guess, to see the other side admit, from their perspective, that there is a price point that justifies killing babies. In a speech given at "Rise Up for Roe," an event aimed at expressing feminist displeasure with the nomination of Brett...
  • Cuomo Slams Trump’s MAGA Slogan: America ‘Was Never That Great’

    08/15/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 35 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) slammed President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan on Wednesday, saying the country was "never that great" in the first place. Speaking at an event for women and girls, Cuomo appeared to stun the crowd when he made the remark. "We're not going to make America great again," Cuomo said. "It was never that great." Some in the audience gasped and laughed in surprise.
  • Donald Trump: ‘All Credibility Is Gone’ in Russia Investigation

    08/15/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump questioned the validity of the ongoing Russia investigation on Wednesday after some of the agents who began the process were fired. “The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the ‘originators and founders’ of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds.” Trump cited former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who said that the firing of agent Peter Strzok was a “step in the right direction.” “The action...
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion

    08/15/2018 11:55:59 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ishmael Jones
    The FBI is being held accountable for its role in spy operations against the Trump campaign. John Brennan’s CIA should be held accountable as well. An editorial by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2018 recommends an investigation of the CIA’s involvement in the 2016 election, and I agree. The WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel has commented on CIA involvement as well, as did Rudy Giuliani on August 13th. If press reports are accurate, American spy operations targeted the Trump campaign by luring Trump associates such as George Papadopoulos to meetings in Britain. There are two key factors...
  • Hillary Clinton backs kid who knelt during Pledge of Allegiance: 'Keep up the good work' [BARF]

    08/15/2018 11:49:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Hillary Clinton offered another endorsement on Wednesday -- to an 11-year-old student who made headlines for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Clinton tweeted in response to a NowThis report on Mariana Taylor, a Maryland sixth-grader who refused to stand for her classroom’s recitation of the pledge, instead adopting the form of protest used by NFL players. “It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana,” Clinton tweeted.
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...