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  • Trump Cries ‘Witch Hunt’ as Russia Questions Pile Up

    03/03/2017 6:24:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/3/2017 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann
    According to President Trump, every new story and development involving his team's contacts with Russia is nothing more than a "total witch hunt." "The Democrats are overplaying their hand," he said in a statement last night reacting to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from investigations involving the 2016 presidential campaign. "They lost the election and now they have lost their grip on reality." But who has the firmer grasp on reality — the Trump White House or those who are waving their arms that something here doesn't seem right? Consider: •Trump's national security adviser resigns after not being upfront about...
  • Adviser: Kane and I plotted grand jury leak - and cover-up [Democrat Atty General in PA]

    08/11/2016 3:32:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 11, 2016 | Laura McCrystal and Craig McCoy
    A political consultant close to Kathleen Kane testified Thursday that the attorney general was deeply involved in orchestrating an illegal grand jury leak and that the two of them plotted a cover-up, conspiring to pin the leak on an estranged former top aide. "We had conspired to create this story that wasn't true," Joshua Morrow said Thursday as he took the witness stand in Kane's perjury trial.... ....Kane, 50, is charged with perjury, conspiracy, obstruction, and other crimes. Prosecutors say she illegally leaked secret grand jury information because she wanted to get revenge against a foe....
  • Joe McCarthy was brought down by attacks on his decency. Trump will lose the same way.

    08/02/2016 10:53:39 AM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | Harold Pollack
    What the Khans can teach us about the Republican nominee's vulnerabilities.... ....Khan’s words call to mind another unexpected moment from more than 60 years ago, when another dignified lawyer rebuked Sen. Joe McCarthy.... ....Welch drew blood from McCarthy with his famous question: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 155 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Russia Promises 'Asymmetric' Response To NATO Buildup In East

    04/01/2016 6:30:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | April 1, 2015
    Russia is preparing an "asymmetric" response to the increase in NATO troop rotation in Eastern Europe, and in particular the United States' military presence near Russian borders, Russia's ambassador to NATO said on March 31. "Of course, our response will be completely asymmetrical. It will be calibrated to match our ideas about the degree of military threat, to be most efficient and not overly expensive," Alexandr Grushko said on Rossiya-24 television. "We can see that the U.S. continues to increase its military presence in Europe with an emphasis on the Eastern front... We are not passive observers. We consistently implement...
  • Sowell: Who's Responsible? (Great read)

    12/22/2014 2:02:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 23, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police. Those cheap shots are in fact very expensive shots, not only to the police themselves but to the whole society. Someone once said that civilization is a thin crust over a volcano. The police are part of that thin crust. We have seen before our own eyes, first in Ferguson,...
  • Students stage silent demonstration against fracking

    04/21/2014 9:58:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 4.21.14 | Bo Kovitz
    A human oil spill spread across Dwinelle Plaza on Monday — a silent demonstration against fracking that is the first in a series of events to kick-start Earth Week 2014. The day after the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, about 20 students, clad entirely in black, circled and sprawled around a miniature wooden oil rig covered with protest signs. Protesters wanted to illustrate the environmental effects of fracking by using human bodies as symbols of the devastation. “An oil spill is a very visible and recognizable example of the corruption and destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry,”...
  • Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege?

    04/18/2014 3:33:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/16/14
    It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring. No more. These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years. But this...
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • The Obama Administration Trolls

    04/17/2014 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Someone in the lefty press is catching on. Slate's John Dickerson points out that the Obama administration routinely "trolls" the GOP -- that is, deliberately misstates information about matters of public concern in order to keep what they consider favorable topics foremost in the public mind. Dickerson uses the topic of the "wage gap" as one example; I would use the topic of voting rights as another. In other words, the president and his administration are giving the press and the people purportedly factual information that they actually know is untrue as part of a deliberate strategy. As Dickerson points...
  • Racism at the root of Detroit's issues, Michigan Roundtable attendees say

    04/02/2014 2:46:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    MLive ^ | 3/31/2014
    Inequity is a problem minorities in Detroit face on several fronts, attendees of the Michigan Roundtable Equity Action Summit Saturday at Detroit's Cobo Center said. The all-day event involved the sharing of stories from people who said they are victims of the unfair systems that punish blacks and other minorities related to public transportation, housing and the criminal justice system. Groups talked about the issues and developed strategies to resolve them. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Baack Obama's Chicago pastor whose known for controversial sermons damning America and saying the government brought 9/11 upon itself, was the keynote speaker. Monica Lewis...
  • Humanity in ecological deficit for rest of 2013, group says

    08/20/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | By ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE
    As of Tuesday, the Earth's ecological budget for the year has maxed out. For the rest of the year the planet will operate on an ecological deficit. And it's only August. So claims the Global Footprint Network, which calls today "Earth Overshoot Day," its annual estimate of when human consumption exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate its resources for the year. "It's a bit of a gimmick, I admit," said the group's president Mathis Wankernagel,in a phone interview from Switzerland. "It's not that tomorrow I won't be able to eat potatoes anymore." But, he said, it's meant to make a...
  • Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a bold prediction on Wednesday's Hardball. "The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul" (video follows with transcript and commentary):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this. I’ve been offering a prediction of late. Let me nail it down now. I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard-right in 2016. It’s going to run someone from the growing hard-right wing of the Party, something it hasn't done since 1980. And here's the thinking which works equally...
  • Chris Matthews: Take my word for it — Rand Paul will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Money line: “This is what I do for a living.” Didn’t he predict a Bush/Clinton race in 2016 just nine months ago? If he believes what he says here about the parties swinging like “pendulums” from moderate nominees to ideologues and then back again, why would he have named Jeb as a strong contender last November? In fact, the roots of the counterargument are in Matthews’s own shpiel here: Most of the time, they head to the center. This is what Republicans did most successfully in 1952 – when, after twenty years of Roosevelt and Harry Truman – they wanted...
  • Fox Contributor: John Boehner ‘Purposely Suppressing Anything About Benghazi’

    08/05/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/5/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor, Pat Caddell, appeared on Fox News Channel over the weekend where he alleged that there is a White House-led cover-up of the details surrounding the Benghazi attacks. Furthermore, he added, that cover-up of information regarding the White House’s response to that attack is being aided by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “We have John Boehner, who has been purposely suppressing anything about Benghazi because he knew what we found out this week,” Caddell alleged. “And he approved it.”
  • Petulant MSNBC Crew Sneers at 'Shameless,' Mindless,' 'Stunning' Sean Hannity

    06/20/2013 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 20, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    A sneering group of MSNBC hosts and analysts on Thursday berated Sean Hannity for his "mindless" anti-government attitude, mocking him as "pathetic." The Fox News host gave an interview to Playboy magazine in which he dismissed much of the federal government as "dysfunctional." Ex-Newsweek editor Howard Fineman, who has bragged about "steering clear of partisanship," slammed Hannity for having a "deliberate lack of self-awareness [that] is just stunning." Speaking of the federal government, Fineman continued, "One of the reasons why the system is so dysfunctional is because of the mindlessly accusatory nature of what he...what they [conservatives] do." The journalist,...
  • Celebs slam GOP on abortion rights, birth control access [Pro-Infanticide Kermit Gosnell Lovers]

    05/22/2013 6:52:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Film and television stars hit Republicans on Wednesday for their opposition to abortion rights and free access to birth control. Stanley Tucci, Morena Baccarin, Mehcad Brooks and others appeared in a Web video where they slammed conservative positions on women's health as retrograde... campaign began last year with another star-studded video featuring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Amy Poehler and other notable actors. "We've drawn the line on moving backward on reproductive rights," Tucci said in the video released Wednesday.
  • An armed march on Washington?

    05/05/2013 9:08:58 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 87 replies
    Before we get started on this story, I would like to take a moment to point out that you’d be hard pressed to find any point where I’ve been anything but a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, as I would hope most regular readers know. I’ve taken flack for it from a lot of people this year, ranging from family members to folks in the media. But even approaching it from that sort of position, I’ve got to say that this is a really bad idea. A march on Washington with loaded rifles "Libertarian activist and radio host Adam...
  • Gun Owners Beware - Let's Not Act Like Hot-Headed Fools

    05/05/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 72 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/05/13 | LD Jackson
    I seldom post more than once per day, but I believe this warrants the occasion. I was doing my morning rounds of reading the news and blog posts I read almost every day and came across something that troubles me greatly. It has to do with the push for more gun control, restrictions on the 2nd Amendment and how gun owners are portrayed in the media. If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you should be aware of my stance on gun control. I do not believe it is a good thing, much less constitutional. I...
  • Iran strongly condemns Boston blasts

    04/16/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | 16 April 2013 | AEP
    AFP - Iran's foreign ministry strongly condemned the twin bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people, the country's state television reported on Tuesday. "Iran strongly condemns the killing of American citizens in Boston," said ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, calling the bombings a "source of sorrow". "No one should under any circumstances support terrorism and extremism, whether it be in the Middle East or the United States," he said. Two bomb blasts struck one of America's top sporting events Monday, killing at least three and wounding more than 100 as the Boston Marathon descended into chaos....