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  • The Coming Welfare Wars

    07/20/2018 4:15:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 19, 2018 | Robert J. Samuelson
    WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration may have declared it over, but a new War on Poverty is coming anyways. It will be fought largely over the "work requirement" -- should the government require welfare recipients either to get a job or to train for one? It's a philosophical as much as a practical question. A work requirement addresses a dilemma of all welfare programs. If you make eligibility and benefits too generous, you destroy the incentive to work. People will just collect their welfare checks. But if the program is too stingy and strict, many genuinely needy people may lack...
  • Two-Thirds of Michael Cohen’s Disputed Communications with Trump Covered By Attorney-Client Priv..

    07/20/2018 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Special master Barbara Jordan ruled Thursday that nearly two-thirds of the documents that Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, has said were covered by attorney-client privilege should remain private and should not go to the government. Cohen’s lawyers claimed earlier this year that 4,085 of the 887,000 documents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized from his office and residence involved communications with President Trump and  were protected by attorney-client privilege. Jordan agreed with 2,633 of those claims — some 64.4%. The other documents — 14,52 in all — will go to the FBI. According to lawandcrime.com, Cohen’s...
  • Maxine Waters supporters burn American flag outside California rep's office

    07/20/2018 2:31:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Paulina Dedaj
    Supporters of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters reportedly burned and stomped on an American flag they snatched off a pickup truck Thursday, while chanting "Black power" outside her California office. The demonstrators showed up with the intent of countering a planned protest from a far-right group. That group, the Oath Keepers, had said they would rally against the congresswoman they call a "protest terrorist inciter" early Thursday afternoon, prompting counterprotesters to rally in support of Waters. But the Oath Keepers did not arrive, the Los Angeles Times reported. Still, a few dozen pro-Waters counterprotesters, including union workers, church leaders, South Los...
  • Judicial Watch: The FBI is Supposed to Release Documents

    07/20/2018 2:05:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch expects the FBI to release a series of redacted documents Friday related to the FISA warrant used to surveil former Trump campaign official Carter Page. "The warrants are controversial because the FISA court was never told that the key information justifying the requests came from a minimally-corroborated “dossier” that was created by Fusion GPS, a paid agent of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee," Judicial Watch released in a statement. "In April, the DOJ told the court it was “processing for potential redaction and release certain FISA materials related to Carter Page,” and agreed to a...
  • John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up

    07/20/2018 2:16:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 42 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 20 July 2018 | PETER VAN BUREN
    He accuses Trump of treason. But what's his bluster really about? It isn’t a pretty face, but one scarred from a dark past, repackaged now by the frenzy of “resistance.” Accusing Donald Trump recklessly, implying he knows more than he lets on, promising redemption: John Brennan is the face of American politics in 2018. But before all that, Brennan lived in a hole about as far down into the deep state as one can dwell while still having eyes that work in the sunlight. He was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Obama’s counterterrorism advisor, helping the president...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • Tucker Carlson: Robert Mueller Seeking Immunity for Tony Podesta to Testify Against Paul Manafort

    07/20/2018 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 19, 2018 | sundance
    When it was first discovered Tuesday that Robert Mueller had filed a motion (full pdf below) to grant limited immunity to five witnesses; and simultaneously seal the court records -protecting them- therein; the benefactors of that immunity request were predictably expected to include: Tony Podesta, and/or John Podesta, and/or Kimberley Fritts and/or Rick Gates; in exchange for their testimony against Paul Manafort.The reason is simple, Paul Manafort was a business associate working with Tony Podesta lobbying on behalf of Ukraine; Kimberley Fritts was Podesta’s CEO.  Paul Manafort was not a registered lobbyist, violating FARA rules; however, neither was Tony or...
  • Disney Cuts Ties With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Filmmaker James Gunn Over Tweets About Pedophilia

    07/20/2018 12:53:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/20/18 | Brian Flood
    Disney has severed ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker James Gunn, who deleted his Twitter account on Friday and addressed old tweets in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape. Gunn's past tweets were dug up on Thursday by critics who oppose his political beliefs. The filmmaker is an outspoken liberal who often criticizes President Trump. One of the now-deleted tweets said, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.” Another message read: “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being...
  • North Dakota Demands Feds Repay Them $38 Million Over Dakota Pipeline Protests

    07/20/2018 12:18:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    North Dakota has filed a claim against the federal government for $38 million the state spent dealing with the months-long Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The state claims the often violent protests were the result of negligence by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps failed to enforce the law and keep protesters from setting up illegal campsites on federal land, the state argues.
  • Father of Parkland School Shooting Survivors Killed in North Lauderdale Armed Robbery

    07/20/2018 11:45:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.nbcmiami.com ^ | Published at 4:21 PM EDT on Jul 19, 2018 | Updated 4 hours ago | By Daniela S. Molina and Steve Litz
    The father of two Parkland school shooting survivors was fatally shot at his own North Lauderdale convenience store during a robbery, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Ayub Ali, a father of four, died Tuesday. Just five months prior, his son and daughter survived the mass shooting that killed 17 and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to a BSO report, Lauderdale Lakes BSO deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue paramedics found the injured 61-year-old store clerk when they arrived at Aunt Molly's Food Store, located at 1691 S. State Road. Ali was transported to Fort...
  • Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Said Anti-Trump Texts With Peter Strzok 'Mean Exactly What They Say'

    07/20/2018 10:28:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/17/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday was day two of testimony from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was also the mistress of disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok. The two sent tens of thousands of texts, anti-Trump in nature during some of the most politically sensitive investigations the FBI has undertaken in recent memory: the Clinton email probe and the counterintelligence investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. Strzok was a key player in both investigations. Throughout 2016, the two sent texts that have raised eyebrows and questioned the credibility of the FBI’s impartiality. From “we’ll stop it” and an “insurance policy,”...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION FINANCIAL FRAUDS (Enter Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey)

    07/20/2018 10:41:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 56 replies
    POLIZETTE ^ | 4/6/18 | Charles Ortel
    A Clinton Foundation grant went to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund — but the latter group had only an office address in Washington, D.C. So what happened to the money? Here’s a question for which Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, special counsel Robert Mueller, and former FBI Director James Comey may well know the answer to — but aren’t likely to want to talk about in public, under oath: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when the CBHF told federal tax authorities that...
  • Robert Mueller offers Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort: Report

    07/20/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Updated Jul 20, 2018, 10:26 AM | by Daniel Chaitin
    Tony Podesta, founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to a report. Fox News' Tucker Carlson announced on his show Thursday evening that two separate sources confirmed the offer. "In other words, for a near identical crime, Bill and Hillary's friend could escape and emerge completely unscathed while Paul Manafort may rot in jail. Only one of them made the mistake of chairing Donald Trump's presidential campaign," Carlson said. The special counsel's...
  • Report: Lisa Page revealed under oath that there was no basis for Mueller's appointment

    07/20/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The Mueller special counsel investigation was launched to probe charges that the key FBI officials developing evidence in the case thought were baseless. That's a bombshell accusation that appears to have been confirmed by lovebird-turned-songbird Lisa Page, according to John Solomon. It tends to confirm the suspicion that the Mueller probe is a cover-up operation to obscure the criminal use of counterintelligence capabilities to spy on a rival presidential campaign and then sabotage the presidency that resulted. Earlier reports indicated that Page has been answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee quite frankly and may even have cut a deal...
  • For Democrats, History Is Bunk

    07/20/2018 8:09:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/20/2018 | Salim Mansur
    For Democrats and their flunkies, history is all bunk unless it is self-serving. The reason history is bunk to the Democrats is because history is a ledger of their perennial infatuation with monsters of the left – Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho, Fidel – including Putin, until it serves their interest to turn on a dime, as opportunists do, against those whom they were peddling a moment ago as friends and allies. Take Putin, for instance, when Obama and Hillary were signaling "reset" with Moscow, and Obama whispering to then-Russian president Dmitri Medvedev in 2012 while the mic was hot to...
  • Three Top FBI Cybersecurity Officials to Retire

    07/20/2018 7:13:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Updated July 19, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET | By Dustin Volz and Shelby Holliday
    Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies. Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a “critical point” facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russia’s ongoing attacks on the American political system. The retirements also come as the FBI is facing regular criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters, and is working to attract and retain top cyber talent. Scott Smith, the assistant FBI director who runs the Bureau’s...
  • John Brennan, Obama's CIA director, admits egging on the FBI's probe of Trump and Russia

    07/20/2018 6:54:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Kimberley Strassel
    (snip) --- The CIA director couldn’t himself go public with his Clinton spin—he lacked the support of the intelligence community and had to be careful not to be seen interfering in U.S. politics. So what to do? He called Harry Reid. In a late August briefing, he told the Senate minority leader that Russia was trying to help Mr. Trump win the election, and that Trump advisers might be colluding with Russia. (Two years later, no public evidence has emerged to support such a claim.) But the truth was irrelevant. On cue, within a few days of the briefing, Mr....
  • Slate’s Jamelle Bouie: Reporters on Mission to ‘Fracture Donald Trump’s Base’

    07/20/2018 6:39:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/2018
    Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie wrote in an opinion-editorial published Wednesday that journalists are on a mission to weaken the support of Donald Trump’s base, arguing the administration’s economic agenda could a drive wedge between the president and his voters. Jamelle Bouie claims President Trump’s policies aimed at countering Beijing’s unfair trade practices, including the application of tariffs on Chinese products, could lead to higher prices for everyday products and mass layoffs around the country. The Slate political correspondent writes: For the better part of two years now, reporters have been trying to find the issue or offense that...
  • Workers claim injuries all over their bodies for big payouts — but continue their active lives

    07/20/2018 5:39:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | ACK DOLAN, RYAN MENEZES and GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS
    After nearly two decades on the force, former LAPD Officer Jonathan Hall ended his career the way many veteran officers do these days, claiming job-related injuries across most of his body. With the help of a boutique Van Nuys law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation cases for cops and firefighters, Hall filed claims saying he’d injured his knees, hips, heart (high blood pressure), back, right shoulder — even his right middle finger. The ailments had existed for months, in some cases years, and had not previously prevented him from working, Hall said in a recent interview. But he was...
  • Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American

    07/20/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by Dustoff45 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | John Solomon
    Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, the reported FBI lovebirds, are the poster children for the next “Don’t Text and Investigate” public service ads airing soon at an FBI office near you. Their extraordinary texting affair on their government phones has given the FBI a black eye, laying bare a raw political bias brought into the workplace that agents are supposed to check at the door when they strap on their guns and badges. It is no longer in dispute that they held animus for Donald Trump, who was a subject of their Russia probe, or that they openly discussed using...