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  • Federal judge just handed Robert Mueller his first courtroom defeat — and it has major implications

    05/06/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    A federal judge on Saturday handed special counsel Robert Mueller his first courtroom defeat since being appointed to investigate Russian interference and the Trump campaign last year. The defeat, while only small, may have huge implications in the future. What happened? Federal District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich rejected Mueller’s motion to delay the first hearing of a criminal case charging that three Russian companies and 13 Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller indicted the companies and persons in February, in what is now known as the Russian “troll farm” case. The judge offered no explanation as to why...
  • Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

    02/17/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 17, 2018 | ROD NORDLAND
    MANBIJ, Syria — The large section of northeastern Syria once occupied by the Islamic State is now a rare safe area in the war-ravaged country, thanks to an American-backed coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The coalition’s fighters, who with American help drove the Islamic State from the region, are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Many are veterans of multiple battles and have been wounded, but returned to the fight again and again. Here are a few of them.
  • Bernie Sanders concedes defeat on tax reform: 'We did everything that we could'

    12/17/2017 8:49:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said opponents of the Republican tax reform plan did all they could to stop it and essentially conceded defeat before a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Sanders said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” there were too many forces opposing Democrats that they could not overcome. “We did everything that we could. But at the end of the day what you had is people like [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin, who is worth $300 to 400 million; the president of the United States, who is worth several billion dollars, as you mentioned; from four or five thousand lobbyists doing...
  • Mitch McConnell Is The Reason Doug Jones Is A Senator

    12/13/2017 3:29:33 AM PST · by x1stcav · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/12/17 | Jordan Gehrke
    While Mitch McConnell and his allies will try to blame conservatives for nominating Roy Moore, it’s important to remember that McConnell is the main reason Roy Moore was nominated. The moment it was clear there would be a Special Election to replace Jeff Sessions, McConnell and his PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) declared they would back Luther Strange and vowed to spend millions on his behalf. Strange was a flawed candidate from the jump. The circumstances around his appointment by scandal-ridden Governor Robert Bentley were sketchy at best, and rightly or wrongly, voters just never trusted him. Looking back, an...
  • SDF Announces Defeat of ISIS East of Euphrates

    12/03/2017 8:16:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ASHARQ - Al AWSAT ^ | Sunday, 3 December, 2017 - 10:45 | London - Ibrahim Hamidi
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leader Sabban Hamo said on Saturday that ISIS has been driven out of areas lying on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. In the official announcement on the liberation of the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the SDF, formed mostly from Kurdish units, said it has secured most of the economically valuable parts of Syria. Territory under SDF control includes oil and gas wells and factories, water sources, three dams and large tracts of agricultural land. If these areas were added to Afrin, the Kurdish-controlled district north of Aleppo, they would control 23 percent of...
  • Readout of the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Jordan

    11/15/2017 4:34:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson (U.S. Department of State) Washington, DC November 15, 2017 Senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met today in Jordan to review our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition Brett McGurk provided an update on progress in Iraq and Syria. He noted since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS, 2.6 million displaced Iraqis...
  • Vanity--What do you think Kankles is up to on the anniversary of her total humiliation?

    11/08/2017 6:56:00 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 99 replies
    Me | 11/8/2017 | Me
    I'm amused, but this is a serious question. On the one year anniversary of her TOTAL humiliation by Donald J Trump, what do you think she's up to tonight? Hiding and getting drunk? Watching videos and reliving the rage? Attending a BS candlelight vigil with other hideous leftard women?
  • Vanity: Re Jeff Flake--Yes YOU can also get rid of your RINO anti-Trump senator!!!!

    10/24/2017 4:35:31 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 26 replies
    Me ^ | 10/24/2016 | Me
    We lovable Deplorables in Arizona did it! We 've driven Jeff Flake out of the Senate. He surrendered before we had to go through a grueling bloody primary. Have hope, be of good cheer, you can do the same in your state!
  • Vanity - Democrat & Republican Establishment must be defeated & disgraced.

    07/27/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 21 replies
    Our federal government is no longer workable. The Congress, Senate & House are filled with political cronies, full of themselves with ego, greed, power, ill will, hate, envy and little concern or care for the average American or, fact, the country itself. Come the 2018 Mid Term Elections, the American voter, less the cheating Democrat fraud and illegal voters, should dispatch both Democrats and Republican Establishment types to an acid filled cesspool where they all belong. Make America Free Again. Politically destroy the entire Democrat Party which, by the way, is lost at sea and is as crooked as Al...
  • Obama’s Return to the front is a Clear Admission of Defeat

    07/11/2017 6:12:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Last Thursday, former President, Barack Obama, turned out at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) fundraiser; this coupled with his activities on the world stage (visiting Foreign leaders, hosting Foundation events etc…) leads to only one logical conclusion: He’s making a comeback…And this would be the worst possible thing for the struggling DNC. “The purpose of an opposition government is to be the government in waiting should the present government fall”. Of course, much of the US system was set up to create “robust debate”, but the reality is that with the apparatus of state still in place, bringing in...
  • How Did The United States Destroy the Militant Politico-Religio Ideology of Japanese Shintoism?

    06/22/2017 10:23:09 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    How Did The United States Destroy the Militant Politico-Religio Ideology of Japanese Shintoism? The US developed a program to utterly and totally DELEGITIMZE political Shinto in Japan after WWII and decades later results universally speaks for itself. This nation as well as all Western civilization must accept that Islam is a religion as violent and dangerous as Shintoism and must be utterly and totally delegitimized to win the war for humanity and civilization as we know it. To continue to allow the practice of political Islam is the equivalent of legitimizing and legalizing sedition/treason as an act of faith.Enough already....
  • KCK's Hozat: ISIS will receive the lethal blow in Raqqa

    06/14/2017 9:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ANF News ^ | 7 Jun 2017, 11:03 | News Desk
    KCK Executive Council Co-chair Besê Hozat stressed that the control over Raqqa will be significant for Syria in general as well, and stated that ISIS will receive the lethal blow in Raqqa. KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-chair Besê Hozat spoke about the latest developments in Raqqa to the News Channel TV. Hozat stated that the just-launched Raqqa operation created intense conflict and squabbles among the international and regional powers and said: “The strategic location of Raqqa makes it strategic for the future of Syria. The war is at Raqqa’s door, and the conflicts and rivalries increased. There is...
  • Once We Beat ISIS, Don’t Abandon Us (From the NYT?)

    05/12/2017 6:55:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 11, 2017 | SINAM MOHAMAD
    AMUDA, Syria — At long last, those of us struggling to maintain a fledgling democracy in Northern Syria have been buoyed by the announcement from the Trump administration that the American military will begin to directly arm the Kurdish men and women who make up the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Those forces have been America’s most valued and effective allies in the war against the Islamic State. This is something we’ve asked for repeatedly during the nearly three years our militias have been fighting the Islamic State and winning, victories achieved despite tough odds and a lack of...
  • Syrian Kurds set up body to govern Raqqa after IS defeat

    04/19/2017 6:34:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    KOM News ^ | 18 April 2017 | none stated
    Kurds in Syria’s Raqqa province set up a civilian assembly on Tuesday that will govern the region after the ousting of Islamic State (IS) from its capital city, local media reported.“The city will be liberated soon and our assembly will be consolidated. Then, we will be able to deal with all the problems,” Mehmud Sewax Bersan, the administration’s newly-elected co-chair, said as quoted by the Firat news agency.The creation of the assembly was announced at a meeting in the town of Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa, the main stronghold of IS in Syria. It will consist of 14 committees...
  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years” (ROTFLMAO!)

    12/01/2016 4:34:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12-1-2016 | Truth Seeker
    Goodbye Obama! This wonderful, hilarious Christmas song parody says it all! Based on the song Andy Williams made popular in the 60's... This version also parodies the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" When George Baily begs God (through his guardian angel Clarence) to let him live again... This time he begs God to help Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" Hillary makes an appearance as the Abominable Snowman in the end... Singer, songwriter and Entertainer Dana Kamide wrote the lyrics and performed the lead vocals and produced the video. Democrats got Shellacked in last 3 elections. Yet Obama and the...
  • Hillary 'weeping, hysterical' when she learned of defeat

    11/10/2016 2:41:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 95 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/16
    While the pre-election polls and exit polling the night of the election all showed Hillary Clinton likely defeating Donald Trump and becoming the 45th President of the United States, when the actual results of Tuesday’s vote were publicized late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, they showed a dramatically different picture. News outlets offered glimpses into the shock felt by supporters of Hillary Clinton on election night as it became clear that Trump was leading in the Electoral College. Gaping mouths, tear-filled eyes, and the anguish of defeat were seen on the faces of horrified Clinton-backers at what was intended...
  • Greenfield: Will Hillary Accept Defeat?

    10/24/2016 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, October 23, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 Will Hillary Accept Defeat? Posted by Daniel Greenfield The headlines are in. Trump is the “anti-Democratic” candidate because he refuses to rule out challenging the results of an election that has yet to take place. Such a course of action is “beyond the pale”. It’s a threat to democracy. And it is utterly and thoroughly unacceptable. Except when Democrats do it. It was the day after the election. While the Democratic Party faithful waited in the rain in Nashville, William Daley strode out and announced, “Our campaign continues”. Al Gore had called George W. Bush to...
  • Fly on the wall: What will be Hillary's reaction on Nov 8th when she realizes she lost to Trump

    10/23/2016 12:11:44 PM PDT · by Mister Right Wing Conspiracy · 143 replies
    I would love to be a fly on the wall when Hillary first realizes that Trump has 270 Electoral votes and that it is over for her. What will her reaction be? Screaming, yelling and/or cursing? Throwing lamps at Huma and Donna?
  • Obama: 'It's in America's National Security Interests' to Help Libya Defeat ISIL

    08/02/2016 10:20:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/2/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama said on Tuesday the United States military is helping Libya's fledgling government get rid of Islamic State terrorists who have established a stronghold in the city of Sirte because it's in U.S. national security interests. "And at the request of that (Libyan) government, after they had already made significant progress against ISIL and had essentially pushed ISIL into a very confined area in and around Sirte, it is in America's national security interests in our fight against ISIL to make sure that they're able to finish the job," Obama said. "And so we're working in partnership...