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  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 66 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • Trump denies mocking disabled reporter (still controlling the narrative)

    11/26/2015 2:48:04 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 190 replies ^ | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he does not know the disabled New York Times reporter he is accused of mocking. "I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovaleski is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence," Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday. "I don't know if he's J.J. Watt or Muhammad Ali in his prime--or somebody of less athletic or physical ability." Trump cited an article written by Kovaleski in 2001, when he wrote for The Washington Post, that appeared to corroborate the businessman's story of seeing Arab-Americans in New Jersey celebrating...
  • America’s higher education brought low

    11/26/2015 9:33:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | George F. Will
    Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to prevent a photojournalist from informing the public about a public demonstration intended to influence the public. Click’s academic credentials include a University of Massachusetts doctoral dissertation titled “It’s ‘a good thing’: The Commodification of Femininity, Affluence, and Whiteness in the Martha Stewart Phenomenon.” Her curriculum...
  • Trump vindicated? WaPo factchecker outed for spin

    11/26/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 11/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    In a rather bizarre twist on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump - the one about his claims of seeing New Jersey Muslims cheer the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on America's soil - the Washington Post's own factchecker on the story was forced to explain his Pinocchio characterization of the presidential candidate and clarify why he left out a crucial fact: that his very own newspaper actually reported on the alleged cheers. First, a run-down: Trump raised eyebrows this past week by claiming on several occasions to have seen thousands of Muslims on television cheering the 2001 terror attacks....
  • Washington Post Clumsily Gives Trump Easy Out on 9/11

    11/26/2015 7:52:10 AM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Joe Concha
    Like pretty much else in this race for the White House as it pertains to Donald Trump, this Muslims-celebrating-in-Jersey-after-9/11-story dominating the narrative for days is a fascinating study in media process. Before we continue, a little background from the author: I was in New York on 9/11. I lived in Jersey (still do) at the time. I, like the rest of the country, watched the news non-stop for days, weeks after the attacks. And while I do vividly remember images coming out of the Middle East of people openly celebrating the attacks (that one older woman with big glasses snapping...
  • Why Donald Trump may think he saw people cheering on 9/11

    11/24/2015 1:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    There's a difference between a lie and an honest mistake. However slight, it's a crucial distinction in politics, and especially in the campaign of Donald Trump.On Saturday, the real-estate magnate insisted that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he watched news footage of "thousands of thousands of people" celebrating in northern New Jersey -- "where you have large Arab populations," in his words.Journalists have searched news archives for any evidence of such footage and turned up empty handed. Public officials and law enforcement in New Jersey say Trump's account is utterly false.But Trump's assertion might not be a...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!

    11/23/2015 9:05:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/23/15 | Carmine Sabia
    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. Read more:
  • If Trump lied about 9/11 celebrations in NJ, why did WaPo report in 2001 that it happened?

    11/23/2015 3:13:12 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Another "fact checker" facepalm. Hat tips here to Allahpundit and John Hindraker. You’ve probably heard today some variation the idea that “fact checkers are shredding Donald Trump’s story” about having seen people in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. This is one of these stories that liberals claim has been “debunked” because a conservative says it happened and they can’t independently confirm it. It must be a lie! Or, maybe, possibly, these liberal “fact checkers” are just not very good at their jobs. Powerline Blog’s Hindraker noted that after the dinosaur media announced their inability to confirm Trump’s tale, he thought he’d...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ...we saw it!

    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It's not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," Trump said Saturday. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Ben Carson Claims He ‘Saw The Film’ of American Muslims Celebrating on 9/11

    11/23/2015 11:56:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies ^ | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson backed up Donald Trump's claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey partied on September 11, 2001, telling a journalist that he had actually seen video of the incident. ABC News' Katherine Faulders tweeted out video of the exchange Monday afternoon.
  • Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer (Wash Post slams Obama)

    11/25/2015 5:41:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash post ^ | 11/24/15 | d millbank
    The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was François Hollande, war president. He spoke of “cowardly murderers” who “dishonor humanity,” of a “relentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere,” of “an implacable joint response,” of “hunting down their leaders” and “taking back the land.” On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? “That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not...
  • Scientists still can’t settle on what killed the dinosaurs

    11/24/2015 11:44:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    ..."We really have no idea."
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

    11/23/2015 2:27:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 239 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    Looks like fear — not turkey — is the main course being served in our country this week. Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren’t Christians.
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

    11/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 201 replies
    <p>Trump was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Republican operatives are considering banding together donors from the other GOP campaigns in a bid to knock Trump off the top spot.</p> <p>Their efforts are taking on increased urgency as the first-in-the-nation Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses near and Trump leads the crowded GOP field for the fourth consecutive month, according to a new national Washington Post-ABC News poll. Some candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also are showing more willingness lately to directly attack Trump.</p>
  • Northern New Jersey Draws Probers' Eyes [muslims cheer in NJ after 9/11]

    11/22/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Flasback: September 18, 2001 | By Serge F. Kovaleski and Fredrick Kunkle
    The FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has led agents back to a familiar area: northern New Jersey. It was there, in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, that a Muslim cell plotted the 1993 bombing of the twin towers and sought to destroy other New York landmarks as part of an urban guerrilla war against the United States. ~~snip~~ In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the...
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • The Paris attacks have only made Donald Trump stronger

    11/22/2015 2:52:52 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/22/2015 | Philip Bump
    Not to unduly stress out Reince Priebus and the other members of the Republican establishment, but there are only 71 days until the Iowa caucuses, and only eight more days after that until New Hampshire. That's of now, Sunday, Nov. 22, a day on which a slew of new polls show that Donald Trump has improved his leads in both of those states and nationally. Seventy-one days ago, the national Republican front-runner was ... Donald Trump, who led by 13.8 points in the Real Clear Politics polling average. Seventy-one days before that, though, the front-runner was Jeb Bush. If you...
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Just before Paris climate summit, Britain slashes wind, solar subsidies

    11/21/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    On November 30th President Obama will join hordes of our ecological betters from around the world at the Paris Climate Summit. Weighty topics of how to save the planet will be discussed and agreements are expected which will further push the cause of eliminating carbon, fossil fuels and everything else we rely on to keep civilization chugging along. One of the leaders in the field of green energy and allegedly reduced carbon emissions has been Great Britain, which makes it all the more odd that just before the big confab kicks off, they’ve , preferring to focus on converting...
  • Six reasons Ted Cruz is in trouble

    11/19/2015 12:29:17 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), despite good reviews in the debate and yet another immigration issue set up for him to exploit, has a rockier path ahead of the him than he did before the Paris attacks. Like a number of other candidates, he has a path to the nomination, but it is narrower than many imagined. Here are six reasons:
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • WaPo column: Repeat after me: Obama is not admitting 100,000, 200,000 or 250,000 Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 12:33:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    [SNIP] THE FACTS As we have explained before, the only thing close to a 200,000 figure is an announcement in September by Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States was prepared to boost the number of total refugees accepted from around the world in fiscal 2016, from 70,000 to 85,000. Then, in 2017, Kerry said that 100,000 would be accepted. That adds up to 185,000 over two years. But this would be the total number of refugees, not the number of refugees from Syria. By law, the president every fiscal year sets the maximum number of refugees the...
  • How property rights in outer space may lead to a scramble to exploit the moon’s resources

    11/18/2015 9:17:32 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Dominic Basulto
    This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation known as the SPACE Act of 2015 (The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act), which recognizes and promotes the rights of U.S. companies to engage in the exploration and extraction of space resources from asteroids and other celestial bodies. That’s a huge win for private space exploration companies, especially for companies with upcoming plans to tap into the economic potential of the moon. That’s because the legislation, in its definition of “space resources,” is sufficiently broad to include resources found on the lunar surface. In short, the moon could now be...
  • Was Neil Cavuto’s painful interview with a college student activist fair game?

    11/18/2015 7:45:22 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2015 | Callum Borchers
    By now, there’s a reasonable chance you’ve seen Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto’s interview with Million Student March organizer Keely Mullen. It was all over the Internet in recent days -- and particularly the right-leaning portion of said Internet, which delighted in a liberal college student struggling to explain how giving everyone free college would be paid for. The exchange was, in a word, uncomfortable. Cavuto began by giving Mullen the floor to lay out the demands of her group, which orchestrated student walkouts at 110 college campuses last Thursday. They were: free tuition at public universities, the cancellation of...
  • Anti-Redskins Tribal Leader Decries Redskins as Offensive, While Donning Blackface for Halloween

    11/05/2015 8:57:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST | Dylan Gwinn
    Filed under the heading of "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up," I give you Terry Rambler, who is the Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Rambler was in DC recently to represent his tribe at Tribal Nations Conference. He is also a signatory to a pledge calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, because racism. With me so far? Good. While in DC, Rambler decided to partake in Halloween festivities where he dressed up as Bob Marley. Okay, no worries. Perfectly acceptable Halloween costume. Except for a certain altering of the facial complexion that...
  • Inside Trump’s Palm Beach castle and his 30-year fight to win over the locals

    11/14/2015 5:17:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 55 replies
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The patriarchs of this quiet island of millionaires threw up roadblocks when Donald Trump swooped in and turned its historic oceanfront Mar-a-Lago mansion into a private club. The town council, seeing Trump as an ostentatious outsider, handed him a list of restrictions as he sought to transform the property in the 1990s. Membership, traffic, party attendance, even photography — all would be strictly limited. But Trump undercut his adversaries with a searing attack, claiming that local officials seemed to accept the established private clubs in town that had excluded Jews and blacks while imposing tough rules...
  • Hillary Clinton’s claim that she tried to join the Marines

    11/12/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    "He looks at me and goes, 'Um, how old are you. And I said, 'Well I am 26, I will be 27.' And he goes, 'Well, that is kind of old for us.' And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, 'Maybe the dogs will take you,' meaning the Army." -Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015One Clinton story that has often been greeted with skepticism is her claim, first made in 1994, that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975. On the campaign trail,...
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios to Hillary over claim of 90-95% State Dept e-mail retention

    11/09/2015 9:30:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    hotair ^ | 11-9-15 | Morrissey
    This is actually one of the least substantive points made by defenders of Hillary Clinton in the e-mail scandal, but Glenn Kessler's fact check makes a couple of important points. The media has often repeated the claim by Hillary and her team that the State Department has estimated that it could have found 90-95% of her e-mails by checking the server for those cc'd on the messages. Not only is that Hillary's estimation and not State's, it's demonstrably false in any case: First of all, the State Department is correct. The "90 to 95 percent" figure comes from the Clinton...
  • The Washington Posts Castro-Connection

    11/07/2015 6:20:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Imagine a major story in one of America's top newspapers on an island in San Francisco Bay named Alcatraz. Now imagine that this story omits mentioning a prison. What could conceivably account for such an "oversight?" Might the writer have an agenda? Might a "full-disclosure" of the writer's background and family connections reveal such an agenda? For tens of thousands of Americans an equivalent story was published in the Washington Post last week by its chief Latin American reporter Nick Miroff. The "in-depth" article featured an islet of the southwestern coast of Cuba called The Isle of Pines, which hosted...
  • Trump pounces on Carson’s West Point ‘lie’

    11/06/2015 12:05:44 PM PST · by familyop · 117 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2015 | Elise Viebeck
    No surprise here: Donald Trump was the first to react to news Friday that Ben Carson was never offered admission at West Point, despite his past claims that he was offered a scholarship to the military academy. "WOW, one of the many lies by Ben Carson! Big story," Trump tweeted, the latest in a string of attacks on Carson by the business mogul.
  • The 2015 Election Tightened The Republican Stranglehold...

    11/04/2015 1:40:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/04/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to overstate how important those GOP gains — and the consolidation of them we've seen in the last few years — are to the relative fates of the two parties. While the story at the national level suggests a Republican Party that is growing increasingly white, old and out of step with the country on social issues, the narrative at the local level is very different. Republicans are prospering at the state level in ways that suggest that the party's messaging is far from broken. There are other, more pragmatic effects of the GOP dominance in governor's races...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • Robin Williams’s widow talks about the actor’s final days: ‘Lewy body dementia killed Robin’

    11/03/2015 11:51:09 AM PST · by wastedyears · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2015 | Emily Yahr
  • These political scientists are discovering even more reasons U.S. politics are a disaster

    11/03/2015 11:47:39 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/15 | Max Ehrenfreund
    It isn't just that Democrats and Republicans agree on less and less these days. It's that they hate each other's guts. In Congress and in state houses across the country, differences of opinion are widening when it comes to taxation, social issues and more. Beyond any specific disagreement about a particular bill or budget, though, negotiation has become trickier as legislators seek compromises with people whom their constituents simply detest. Ordinary Americans increasingly view members of the opposite party with contempt and scorn. They see them as less intelligent and more selfish, according to pollsters and political scientists. And parents...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Brit Hume, Cheney's Choice For a Straight Shooter

    02/19/2006 2:13:36 AM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 1,503+ views
    Wash.Post ^ | 2-16-06 | Howard Kurtz
    Brit Hume was in his morning staff meeting at Fox News yesterday when his cell phone rang. It was Dick Cheney. The network's Washington managing editor had been pressing for the interview that every news organization was hotly pursuing, and now the vice president was saying that he would talk to Hume -- and only Hume -- about the hunting accident that has put him at the center of a fierce Beltway storm. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Vice President Cheney discusses his accidental shooting of friend Harry Whittington for the first time. "I felt the need...
  • Jeb Bush still doesn’t get why his terrible debate performance matters so much

    11/01/2015 9:04:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush, during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, revealed that he doesn't really understand how damaging his lifeless performance at last week's debate in Colorado was to his presidential candidacy. Asked by "Meet" moderator Chuck Todd whether he understood why some of his supporters thought something was "missing", Bush responded: "No, I don't." When Todd followed up by asking why people might think that, here's what Bush said: Probably because they watch the cable shows and they read the political press. But if they followed me on the campaign trail, like last week in New Hampshire...
  • How Jeb Bush may have just outsourced a key part of his campaign (to Mike Murphy and Right to Rise)

    11/01/2015 8:52:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/15 | Philip Bump
    In what was already a grim week for the Jeb Bush campaign, a bit more bad news late Thursday night. After a meeting in Houston on Monday, the campaign sent parts of a presentation to reporters detailing how they saw the race moving forward. But the day after Bush's inept debate performance, U.S. News and World Report obtained the whole document, including detailed plans for what the campaign had -- or, really, hadn't -- done so far in Iowa. The Iowa Starting Line blog was stunned by what it saw. "[A] brief look at their Iowa numbers show extremely troubling...
  • Advocate For Victims Of Illegal Aliens: Trump's Message 'Resonates With All Demographics'

    10/31/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    Maria Espinoza, the passionate national director of The Remembrance Project in Houston, TX, was in Washington, D.C. recently to announce November 1 as the group’s annual memorial day for The National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens. Espinoza calls on Washington to “place Americans first” as “Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here.” Recalling what the father of slain 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson told Espinoza about his own experience, that if Americans can’t put Americans first, they should be prepared to “go home and gather your children and choose the one you will sacrifice.”...
  • Lethargic Former Politico Labor Reporter Scores Cash Settlement

    10/28/2015 2:45:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you lazy as hell? Do you absolutely hate to work and want to get paidfor doing almost nothing?As a fringe benefit, you will also score big bucks on your way out the door after months as a parasitic do nothing to the tune of perhaps $40,000. If this sounds like theopportunity for you, a no-work job is waiting for you at Politico.Erik Wemple of the Washington Postreported on just such an example. The favorite part of the story for your humble correspondent was his link titled criticism that he was "lethargic." However, before we get to that, Wemple describes...