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  • Obama becoming increasingly powerless as world allies fall to populist uprisings

    12/06/2016 8:19:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The resignation of Italy’s prime minister Monday marked the abrupt downfall of the third key European partner of President Obama this year, as the president becomes increasingly powerless to confront a populist wave sweeping both sides of the Atlantic and challenging traditional U.S. alliances.Matteo Renzi’s surrender in Italy came just seven weeks after Mr. Obama toasted the 41-year-old prime minister at a gilded State Dinner at the White House for possessing “the vision and the values that can carry Italy, and Europe, forward.” Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation after Italian voters resoundingly rejected his proposals for political reform in...
  • New York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval

    12/12/2016 9:54:45 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Politicos Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday. Were thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times, Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. Hes a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team. While Bumiller described Thrush as a premier political journalist, in one email to Hillary Clintons campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose...
  • How the FBI and CIA Restarted the Cold War to Protect Themselves

    05/20/2018 8:17:25 PM PDT · by ColtMeadows · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 20, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan
    On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration with three weeks remaining in its term issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference. Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country. Russia responded by calling the actions Cold War dj vu. In the two years that have elapsed since, it has been learned that the intelligence that formed the basis for the sanctions was beyond dubious. A single unverified dossier compiled by an ex-British spy with no discernable connections to Russia was shopped to FISA judges and the...
  • Mike Dubke, founder of Crossroads Media, to be named White House communications director [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:40:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/17/17 | foxnews
    The White House is set to name Mike Dubke, the founder of Crossroads Media, as its communications director, sources told Fox News. Dubke was at the White House Thursday. He will replace Jason Miller, who stepped down soon after he was selected in December. Dubke has been involved in local, state and federal politics since 1988, according to his bio on Crossroads Medias website. His experience has brought him a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy development, the website read. Miller abruptly announced that he would not take the job two days after the transition...
  • Trudeau, John Kerry discussed incoming U.S. administration during Aga Khan trip (lobbying scandal)

    01/18/2018 5:01:41 AM PST · by jerod · 10 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press
    Prime minister says it's not up to him to determine who the Aga Khan invites to his residences Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the then-incoming Trump administration and the general state of the world when the two of them were on the Aga Khan's private island in late 2016. During an interview this week with The Canadian Press, Trudeau shed a bit more light on his direct interactions with Kerry, who happened to be at the spiritual leader's island in the Bahamas at the same time as the prime...
  • Justice Department Quietly Investigating Illegal Leak of Gen. Michael Flynns Phone Calls

    03/03/2018 6:29:00 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/3/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo that the Justice Department is investigating the illegal leak of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynns telephone calls. Breitbart News reports: Asked specifically by Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo if his office was investigating the leak, he responded: That is a violation of the law, to leak classified documents, and it is being investigated. Those comments were overshadowed by his remarks that alleged FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were being investigated. Sessions later said it was actually the Justice Department Inspector General investigating that matter, not...
  • The Michael Flynn case just burst open- UPDATED

    02/13/2018 10:15:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 60 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-18 | DrJohn
    Michael Flynn spoke with Russian Ambassador Kislyak on December 29, 2016. You will remember that the conversation Michael Flynn had with Kislyak was leaked to WaPo last January 12: According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administrationannounced the expulsionof 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking. What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions? TheLogan Act(though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about disputes with the United States. Was...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Resigns After Presiding Over 3.5 Million Abortions

    01/24/2018 1:18:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 24, 2017, | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards plans to resign from her position after overseeing more than 3 million unborn babies abortion deaths, liberal news outlets reported Wednesday. The abortion chain has not confirmed Richards resignation yet; however, two separate, anonymous sources told BuzzFeed about her plans to resign. Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthoods future at the upcoming board meeting, a spokesperson for the abortion chain said Wednesday. The CEO since 2006, Richards drew in huge salary by leading the non-profit. During her tenure, Planned Parenthood saw huge drops in patient numbers and actual health...
  • Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

    01/21/2018 6:53:38 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian...
  • (evidence of FBI sedition?) More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team

    01/21/2018 2:03:55 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2018 | Erin Tucker, AP
    "But, according to the letter, the FBI told the department that its system for retaining text messages sent and received on bureau phones had failed to preserve communications between Strzok and Page over a five-month period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. May 17 was the date that Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation."
  • Obama Associate Bill Ayers Helped Maoist Revolutionary Group Organize DC Trump Protest Coup Attempt

    01/23/2017 6:22:26 AM PST · by Fedora · 106 replies
    Original research | 01/23/2017 | Fedora
    On the eve of the 2016 Presidential election, Issue #464 of Revolution announced in its headline, In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. . .Rise Up. . .Get Into The Streets. . .Unite With People Everywhere to Build Up Resistance in Every Way You Can. . .Dont Stop: Dont Conciliate. . .Dont Accommodate. . .Dont Collaborate.Revolution is an online newspaper published by the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), a Maoist group descended from splinters of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In 1969, RCP founder Bob Avakian and fellow Maoist H. Bruce Franklin had cofounded the...
  • Report: Mueller Investigating Mike Flynn for Alleged Plot to Kidnap Muslim Cleric

    11/13/2017 10:04:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    Brietbart News Network ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Kristinia Wong
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in what started as a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign, is reportedly investigating former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn for an alleged plan to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania and send him back to Turkey.
  • President Obama Has Given 657 Commutations To Cocaine Dealers Since August

    12/22/2016 2:07:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 12/22/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    That represents nearly 80 percent of the commutations the president has given since August. Commutations are a form of clemency, which reduces the sentences of federal prisoners. President Obama has given more commutations then the past 11 presidents combined, and The New York Times reports he plans to give more before his final day in office. Many of these cocaine dealers who have received clemency from Obama were not low-level criminals. Darryl Reed was sentenced to 35 years in 1990 and will now be released from federal prison on Dec. 28, 2016. Reed used to be known as the crack...
  • PHOTOS: 26 tons of cocaine worth $715M seized in Pacific

    12/16/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific. Coast Guard officers said at a news conference Thursday that the drugs brought to Fort Lauderdale came from 27 separate vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off Central and South America over the past three months.
  • How the FBI Criminalized Trumps Transition

    12/07/2017 1:10:42 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    The Observer ^ | 12/07/17 | Thomas Farnan
    What do you call a system of government that cannot tolerate a transition of power without corrupt machinations by those unwilling to cede control? Banana Republic is a term that comes to mind. The Special Counsel was appointed to determine whether Russia colluded with Trump to steal the election. Michael Flynn was indicted for a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador on December 28, 2016, seven weeks after the election.
  • The terminal cancer of bias in Muellers investigation

    12/04/2017 3:15:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-17 | DrJohn
    It has been revealed that the lead FBI agent supervising the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the alleged Trump-Russia connection has been removed from the Mueller team for sending anti-Trump messages: A top FBI agent at the center of both the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Muellers team for exchanging derogatory text messages about the president with a colleague. Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI investigator, was shuffled off to the FBIs human resources department by Mueller after the Justice Departments inspector general opened an investigation into the texts, The New York Timesreportedon Saturday. Andaccording...
  • There Is No Evidence of Collusion in Michael Flynns Offense Statement

    12/01/2017 10:43:51 PM PST · by RC one · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2017 1:12 PM | David A French
    Moments ago, the special counsel released Michael Flynns Statement of the Offense. This document lays out Flynns crimes in far greater detail than the short information released earlier today. Its important to state this clearly as possible the statement contains no evidence of collusion with Russia to influence the presidential election. Instead, it amplifies the fact that Flynn apparently lied about contacts that were lawful and appropriate.First, the statement says that the day after President Obama announced sanctions in response to Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election, Flynn called a senior official of the Presidential Transition Team...
  • UN Security Council Members Trash Quartet Roadmap and Two-State Solution

    01/18/2017 3:53:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | David Singer
    The Security Council looks decidedly stupid and increasingly irrelevant Twelve of the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council have apparently had a major rethink on the terms of Resolution 2334 which they approved 14-0 on 23 December 2016 with only America abstaining. They were among those who issued the Joint Declaration following the Paris Conference held on 15 Januaryattended by delegations from 70 countries, the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Union, the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
  • Obama and Israel, Strike and Counterstrike

    12/31/2016 8:32:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing US President Barack Obamas lame duck campaign against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerrys speech on Wednesday was the second. On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At Frances lame duck President Francois Hollandes international conference, the foreign ministers of some fifty states are expected to adopt as their own the anti-Israel principles Kerry set forth in his speech. The next day it will be Obamas turn. Obama can be expected to use the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to present the Palestinian war to...
  • Bolton: Obama Rejected Israel Resolution to 'Box Trump In'

    12/24/2016 12:55:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 97 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 24, 2016 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States could have killed a key United Nations resolution that condemned Israel for its West Bank settlements by voting against it rather than abstaining, former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Friday night, but he thinks President Barack Obama took the action to "box the incoming Trump administration in." "This was a stab in the back against the Israelis," Bolton told Fox News' "Hannity" show Friday night. "It was entirely predictable. I would say this for people in the pro-Israel community in the United States who defended Obama's Middle East policy over these last eight years: You should have...