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  • ‘Whistleblower’ Attorney Devised Scheme for Mueller to Disclose Classified Info

    10/12/2019 3:12:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Mark S. Zaid, the activist attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, advocated for Robert S. Mueller III to become an anti-Trump whistleblower. On April 25, 2018, while Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel was investigating ultimately collapsed claims of collusion between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign, Zaid co-authored an oped in the New York Times calling for Mueller and his staff to become “lawful whistle-blowers.” The scheme outlined by Zaid was an option to be implemented if Trump had moved to fire Mueller and dismantle the Special Counsel’s office. Zaid...
  • ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down

    09/12/2019 3:02:13 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/12/19
    ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down. The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), will stop current operations on Friday and be converted into a site where CAP scholars can post. Top officials at CAP had been searching for a buyer to take over ThinkProgress, which has run deficits for years, and according to sources there were potentially three serious buyers in the mix recently. But in...
  • Liberal author begs 'normal people' not to wear sports teams' MAGA-like red caps <tr>

    09/06/2019 3:16:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 06 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Liberal author begs 'normal people' not to wear sports teams' MAGA-like red caps: 'You're making everyone scared' Has "Trump Derangement Syndrome" literally gone to liberals' heads? An author who has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award received backlash on Twitter after likening President Trump's red “Make America Great Again” hats to the Nazi swastika -- and urging "normal people" (i.e., non-Trump voters) to avoid wearing any type of red hat, saying they'd be “making people scared” by doing so. The Chicago-based author, Rebecca Makkai, 41, made the remarks in a string of tweets beginning over...
  • Dems' Latest Strategy: Trump's Addicted To Twitter!

    08/20/2019 11:14:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    The Democrats are pretty desperate to beat President Donald J. Trump in 2020. He just packed a stadium in New Hampshire last week. His crowd attendance broke the previous record set by the world-famous singer, Elton John. With stats like that, leftists are going to try just about anything to convince the American voters that the president is unfit for the job. Their latest strategy? Claiming "The Donald" is addicted to Twitter.The Daily Beast reports that the Center for American Progress has been telling candidates the best way to beat Trump is to frame him as ineffective. The group says the...
  • Arizona and Nevada Face First-Ever Mandatory Water Cuts from the Colorado River

    08/19/2019 10:45:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Weather.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | Ron Brackett
    Arizona and Nevada are facing the first-ever mandatory cuts in the amount of water they can take from the Colorado River next year. The two states are among seven that have agreed to drought contingency plans for the river system that serves about 40 million people and 6,300 square miles of farmland from Wyoming to Southern California. The cuts are triggered by water levels expected in Lake Mead, a giant reservoir on the river at the Arizona-Nevada border. On Jan. 1, Lake Mead's level is projected to be 1,089.4 feet, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said late last week. That's...
  • Liberal News Site ThinkProgress Put Up for Sale as Revenue Plummets

    07/03/2019 8:25:26 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 07/03/2019 | Don Irvine
    ThinkProgress, the news site operated by the Democratic think tank Center for American Progress, is up for sale, according to the Daily Beast. The staff was informed Monday that the site would be sold by CAP executive director Navin Nayak in a memo. “Unfortunately, like so many other news outlets that have relied on advertising to fund its work, ThinkProgress has seen a significant drop in revenue in recent years, along with other financial strains. In addition, events over the last few years have underscored the divergent missions of American Progress and ThinkProgress,” said Nayak.
  • ThinkProgress, the progressive news website, is up for sale

    07/01/2019 3:08:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN Business ^ | July 1, 2019 | Oliver Darcy
    ThinkProgress, a progressive news website founded more than a decade ago, is up for sale, its publisher, the Center for American Progress, announced on Monday. "Unfortunately, like so many other news outlets that have relied on advertising to fund its work, ThinkProgress has seen a significant drop in revenue in recent years, along with other financial strains," Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said in a statement provided to CNN Business. "In addition, events over the last few years have underscored the divergent missions of American Progress and ThinkProgress."
  • 5 Myths About the State and Local Tax Deduction’s Cap

    06/25/2019 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Ever since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, Democrats and a few Republicans have decried how the law’s $10,000 cap of the state and local tax deduction harms schools, local communities, home values, first responders, and middle-class families. Fast forward almost two years later and these false claims are not going away. House Democrats recently announced a hearing scheduled for Tuesday where many of the common myths are likely to be repeated. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions. Myth #1: The Cap Hurts Middle-Class Taxpayers Before the 2017 tax cut capped the state...
  • CAP’s Capitalist Revolt Spreads

    05/01/2019 2:35:45 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 1, 2019 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP), the leader in a capitalist revolt in Pennsylvania, is now spreading its message beyond the state’s borders. And it has gained a receptive audience. That audience gathered a few days ago for a conference held in a place that could not be more symbolic of CAP’s efforts — Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia. Recall the historic significance of Carpenters’ Hall. The year: 1774. The event: What would become known to history as the First Continental Congress. The delegates: Representatives from 12 of the 13 British colonies — all except Georgia. Among them were names that...
  • Lib Dark Money Group to Receive Private Briefing by House Dem. Nadler.....(follow the money)

    04/04/2019 11:24:27 PM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 4/4/2019 | Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall
    The largest donors on the left will be given a 'private briefing on investigations' into President Donald Trump by House Jud. Committee chairman 'Jerrold Nadler' during a 'secretive' Texas gathering this week, according to documents obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. 'The Democracy Alliance', a group of millionaire and billionaire funders of the liberal movement,is holding its Spring Partner Retreat and Strategy Conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, where security has been patrolling the meeting areas since Wednesday. As always at the group's secretive meetings, all programming is off the record and closed to members of the...
  • Collusion? Russians Gave $35 Million To Company With John Podesta On Board (Hillary's Campaign)

    04/03/2019 6:52:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2019 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated. Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama. During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on...
  • Advisory panel says highway-capping ‘Stitch’ project could cost $452M

    03/03/2019 1:09:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Curbed Atlanta ^ | March 1, 2019 | Sean Keenan
    After roaming around and studying downtown for a week, the Urban Land Institute’s advisory services panel provided Atlanta leaders with recommendations on how to move forward with the colossal proposed “Stitch” project. On Friday, ULI, which conducts land use research for cities around the globe, suggested the time is now to partner with local elected officials and philanthropic organizations to get the ball rolling on fundraising efforts for the potentially 14-acre project that would install a massive park and new construction above the Downtown Connector. But in order to be competitive for public and private funding—panelists expect the highway-capping project...
  • Blue-state lawmakers launch effort to repeal SALT cap

    02/11/2019 6:13:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/19 | RYAN HUTCHINS
    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and other members of the state’s congressional delegation announced legislation Monday that would repeal the cap on state and local income tax deductions enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (115). Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), the primary sponsors, say their bill would pay for the cost of removing the $10,000 cap by restoring the top income tax bracket to 39.6 percent. While that’s likely a nonstarter with many in the GOP, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) — New Jersey’s only Republican congressman — is...
  • Germans trust China more than the US, survey finds

    02/10/2019 10:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.08.2019 | Richard Connor
    Germans have an increasingly negative view of the relationship between their country and the US, a survey released on Friday indicated, with many seeing China as a more reliable partner. Just over 42 percent of Germans who took part in the study said they saw China as a more reliable partner than the US, compared with 23.1 percent who favored the US over China. The study was carried out by the research organization Civey and the not-for-profit group Atlantik-Brücke (Atlantic Bridge), which promotes greater cooperation between the US and Germany. In the survey summary, Michael Werz, from the Center for...
  • Top liberal think tank suddenly distressed by all that money it took from a foreign government

    01/27/2019 12:14:59 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/25/2019 | beckett adams
    One of the most prominent and politically active left-wing think tanks in the United States, the Center for American Progress, has announced that it will no longer accept funding from the United Arab Emirates, the Guardian reported Friday. “With a rising undemocratic tide around the world, and serious questions about which side of that struggle our own president stands on, it seemed clear that all Americans should take extra steps and leave no doubt where they stand,” a spokesperson for the liberal organization told the Guardian. The spokesperson added, “This funding never impacted any CAP position or policy, but everybody...
  • Robert Mueller investigating Dick Cheney's former national security aide

    11/16/2018 12:20:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 16, 2018 | Maria Biery
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Dick Cheney's former top national security aide, according to the Daily Beast. John Hannah, who worked on Trump's State Department transition team, has not been accused of any wrongdoing at this point, but he is affiliated with two men who are already being questioned by Mueller.
  • The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • Vigilantes With A Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives And Freedoms

    08/31/2018 9:55:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 31AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.” - Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century I have known a lot of good cops, I have defended a lot of good cops, and I have been fortunate to call a number of good cops friends. So when I say that warrior cops - hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge - have not made America any safer or...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/25/2018 11:35:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the...