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  • John McCain's HBO Documentarians Found 'Genuine Love' Between Him and Hillary Clinton

    05/24/2018 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 24, 2018 | by DIANE HERBST
    In the sunset of John McCain’s 60-year service to the nation — first in the Navy and then in the United States Senate —filmmakers Peter, Teddy and George Kunhardt were granted extraordinary access to the senator and his family last summer as he started down the hardest road of his life so far: battling stage 4 brain cancer. “He is the Republican lion of the senate,” Teddy Kunhardt tells PEOPLE before his almost two-hour documentary, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, debuts May 28 on HBO. The filmmakers found everyone from Barack Obama to George W. Bush to longtime...
  • At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Spiedn Trump Campaign

    05/24/2018 1:40:12 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | May 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: THE LIST: At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused of Spying on Trump Campaign As the Russia meddling into the 2016 US election unwinds, the meddling by the Obama Administration’s CIA and FBI, is becoming surprisingly more and more clear. Internet sleuth, former D.C. Bureau Chief for Investors Business Daily, author and Hoover Institution Media Fellow, Paul Sperry, tweeted a list of 6 or 7 individuals that worked for or were suspected of working for the FBI/CIA and who were involved in spying on President Trump.
  • Nancy Pelosi has no good answer on impeaching Donald Trump

    05/24/2018 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2018 | by Chris Cillizza
    On Wednesday night, CNN's Chris Cuomo asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a (seemingly) simple question: Why don't you support the idea, put forward by some of your Democratic colleagues, to impeach President Donald Trump if your party retakes the House in the fall? This is her answer: "Well, first of all, let me just say, our founders gave us our guidance. They said E Pluribus Unum, from many, one. They couldn't possibly have imagined how many we would be or how different we would be, but they knew that we had to be one. "I have hesitated to use...
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under fire for saying schools can report undocumented students

    05/24/2018 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | By KENDALL KARSON
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos set off a furor over comments she made to members of Congress suggesting that schools should decide whether or not to report undocumented students and their families to federal immigration authorities. "I think that is — that is a school decision," DeVos said during her testimony before the House Education and Workforce Committee after Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., pressed her on the issue of undocumented students. "It's a local community decision and again I refer to the fact that we have laws and we also are compassionate and I urge this body to do its...
  • Trump claims ex-intelligence chief Clapper admitted FBI spied on his campaign. That's false.

    05/24/2018 1:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | by Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had admitted that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign, further escalating his attacks on the law enforcement and intelligence communities charged with probing possible collusion with Russia. "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign," Trump tweeted, referring to an interview Clapper did Tuesday on ABC's "The View." But that's false — Clapper did not say that. Responding to a direct question from one of the hosts, Joy Behar — "Was the FBI spying on Trump's campaign?" — Clapper said, "No, they were...
  • Fmr Obama Officials Discussed How to Politicize Sandy Hook for Gun Control Before Victims Were..

    05/24/2018 1:00:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    A Freedom of Information Act request by the Baltimore Post reveals that former Obama White House officials discussed how best to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack for gun control before the victims of said attack were even buried. The strategizing took place between Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chicago Mayor, former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D). The Post published an email thread shared by Duncan and Emanuel on December 16, 2012: At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor,...
  • How To Prove The NRA Is Wrong: Just Make Stuff Up… ANTI-GUN VIDEO

    05/24/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Chris Knox and Jeff Knox
    Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, turned ubiquitous talking head on left-leaning cable news and radio, recently published five talking points that he claims shoot holes in the NRA's (here meaning all gun-rights supporters') arguments. The points are not at all unique to Mr. Reich, so we thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look.
  • The Twilight Zone Plus One Makes Reality

    05/24/2018 12:31:12 PM PDT · by rktman
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    “The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.” – Anonymous While the left is busy demonizing President Trump for his remarks about the MS-13 gangs who enter our country illegally through the porous southern border, Congressional members, working against the safety interests of the American people and cheered by the leftist media and half of the voting population, are doing their best to stall, defund, and vilify any effort by our president to build a border wall and to deport the illegal criminal elements who are already in this country and have committed atrocious crimes. As Diane Feinstein...
  • How the Battle for the House Is Shaping Up

    05/24/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/24/2018 | Sean Trende
    If we don’t have a lot of experience projecting a midterm election from special election results. you had asked me six months ago who I thought would win control of the House of Representatives in 2018, I wouldn’t have hesitated before answering, “It’s early, but Democrats are heavily favored, although conventional wisdom has been very slow to catch up.”...... Things have changed. If the election were held today, it’s not clear who would hold the chamber. I might put a thumb on the scale for Republicans, but right now – and it is still early – the House is likely...
  • Would you donate money to build the border wall?

    05/24/2018 11:44:32 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 67 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    Rep. Diane Black, a Republican running for Tennessee governor, has introduced legislation that would let people and companies donate to the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Her bill would create an account at the Treasury Department to take donations that would be used to fund President Trump's biggest campaign promise, after Congress failed to give him the $25 billion he requested in January. "While Democrats block commonsense border security and put illegal immigrants before our families, we are going to put America first. Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border," Black said in a statement. The...
  • Holder urges DOJ/FBI to unconstitutionally defy President: 'Protect the institutions'

    05/24/2018 11:30:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Larry O'Connor
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder publicly urged his former employees at the Justice Department to defy President Trump’s request for transparency and public disclosures of information related to the unprecedented spy operation launched in 2016 against the Trump campaign. More DOJ norms being eroded. Trump-a SUBJECT of the investigation-wants access to material related to the inquiry. His Congressional supporters want evidence connected to an ongoing investigation. Time for DOJ/FBI to simply say no-protect the institutions and time tested norms. — Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 21, 2018 Holder’s insistence that the DOJ and FBI “protect the institutions” rather than carry out...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Meg Whitman Backs Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for California Governor

    05/24/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/24/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Billionaire Meg Whitman, who was the Republican nominee for California governor in 2010 and lost to Jerry Brown, is backing Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for governor in 2018. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Whitman, the billionaire former eBay CEO who spent $144 million of her own money on her failed run in 2010, is co-hosting a fundraiser Thursday night for Villaraigosa in Silicon Valley.” A source close to Whitman told the Chronicle, “Meg has endorsed Antonio because, although she is a Republican, she believes he’s the best candidate for the job. Meg believes that Antonio is stronger than (Lt. Gov.)...
  • Grassley Tells Rosenstein to 'Provide Unredacted Copies' of All Strzok-Page Texts

    05/24/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Susan Jones
    Redactions, the blacked-out portions that appear in many government documents, are making it difficult for Congress to do its oversight work, says Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). In a letter [1] to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday, Grassley wrote: "Please provide unredacted copies of all text messages" between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page "to the Committee no later than June 6, 2018." Grassley said some of the redactions "may contain relevant information relating to the Committee's ongoing investigation into the manner in which the Department of Justice and FBI handled the Clinton and Russia...
  • FBI Informant Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration

    05/24/2018 10:54:07 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Shortened title. Full title: FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge FBI informant Stefan Halper said Russians infiltrated the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar He flagged interactions between a Russian researcher and Mike Flynn People involved called Halper’s claims “false” and “absurd” The FBI informant who made contact with members of the Trump campaign has made allegations of Russian spy infiltration at the University of Cambridge that people involved in the matters have called “false” and “absurd.” A Russian academic who worked at Cambridge with the informant, Stefan Halper, said he made “false...
  • “Google tax” plan moves ahead in Mountain View after city panel actions

    05/24/2018 10:11:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/23/18 | By GEORGE AVALOS
    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Plans for a “Google headcount tax” moved ahead Wednesday in Mountain View after a municipal panel recommended that the full city council approve the proposal. A three-member subcommittee of the Mountain View City Council endorsed the concept on Wednesday of a tax on the number of workers a company employs within the city limits, although government officials refer to it formally as a “restructuring” of the business license tax. The Mountain View City Council is scheduled to meet June 5 to make a final decision on whether it will order the city staff to prepare a ballot...
  • North Korea 'preparing to hide nuclear arsenal in remote mountain province'

    05/24/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 24, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has designated remote Chagang Province as a Special Songun [military-first] Revolutionary Zone, fuelling suspicions that the region is being turned into a mountain redoubt for the regime’s atomic weapons and missile programmes despite Pyongyang’s promises to scrap its nuclear arsenal. Officials of the Ministry of State Security were informed of the new designation in April, the Seoul-based Daily NK news outlet reported, quoting a high-ranking source in Pyongyang. The region will become “a strategic foothold for the military in the face of modern warfare”, the source said, adding that the ministry had decreed “the project must go forward...
  • Things are so terrible that America was the world’s top petroleum, natural gas producer in 2017

    05/24/2018 9:57:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you’re growing tired of waking up every morning and checking social media or reading the Washington Post and hearing about how awful everything is these days, how about some good news? The U.S. Energy Information Administration has finished compiling all of the production numbers for last year and determined that America was the global leader in production of both petroleum and natural gas. And in terms of who else was in the hunt, it wasn’t even close.
  • DOJ Declines to Prosecute FBI Agent Who Mishandled Classified Information, (T)

    05/24/2018 9:46:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Department of Justice, according to the department’s Office of Inspector General [1], has declined to prosecute a now-retired FBI special agent (SA) who mishandled classified information, gave misleading testimony, had “contacts with several individuals appeared to be designed to improperly influence their prospective testimony” and provided the IG with false information. “Criminal prosecution of the SA was declined,” the IG reported in an investigative summary of the case [1]. According to the Justice Department, the law governing inspector generals requires an IG to refer a case to a federal prosecutor when the IG discovers reasonable grounds to believe that...
  • Ending taxpayer-funded kitty cruelty

    05/24/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeds 100 kittens per year so they can be fed toxoplasma-infected raw meat, and scientists can collect parasites from their feces to use in experiments. The kittens, only 3 months old, are then killed and incinerated. Keep in mind, after the USDA has collected the parasites, the kittens are healthy and could easily be adopted out to the public. But that’s not how the USDA works. This program has been receiving tax money since 1970 — currently $650,000 a year — and has been based in Maryland since 1982. It’s much closer to home...
  • One Of The Bravest Marines In The Corps Just Retired, And He Gave Some Powerful Words Of Wisdom

    05/24/2018 9:29:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Marine Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, spoke at at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California, Thursday. “Ladies and gentlemen, behind me, to the right, to the left, is the big stick. The ones who do the work, who put in the sacrifice, everyday, to make sure that this country, this most beautiful, great nation, still stands,” he said, in reference to Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote, “speak softly and carry a big stick.” He also commended his fellow Marines for their commitment and duty.