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  • Robert Mueller's sinking Russian collusion ship

    10/23/2018 5:20:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/23/18 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    **SNIP** Then came this: “On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case,” Zero Hedge wrote. What was that key element? Whether prosecutors would be able to show that the Russian officials knew they were breaking U.S. law — Justice Department and Federal Election Commission law — by meddling in the 2016 election. As Limbaugh described on his recent radio broadcast: Talk about a red-face moment for Team Mueller.
  • Ten Rating Changes as Democrats' Enthusiasm Edge Narrows and Fundraising Advantage Widens

    10/23/2018 4:33:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | October 23, 2018 | David Wasserman
    Two weeks out, district-level polls reflect a House battleground gradually polarizing along the lines of the 2016 presidential race. Democrats are maintaining leads over GOP opponents in upscale, Clinton-won "Whole Foods suburbs" of Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Northern Virginia. But Republicans' numbers continue to improve in Trump-won districts in places like rural Minnesota, Upstate New York and Downstate Illinois. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Democrats enjoy a four-point lead in midterm election interest, narrower than their ten points average lead for the first nine months of the year. It's likely that cultural flash points like the...
  • Why I’m voting for Dana Rohrabacher even though I don’t like him

    10/23/2018 4:09:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | CQ Livingston
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher is a tough man to like. His views are often moderate, though he normally votes pretty well with conservatives in the House. For a California Republican, he’s about as far to the right as most “conservatives” in California can stomach. This is why I’m voting for him. He’s as good as I can expect to get. I’m a conservative. My views are further to the right than just about anyone I know in Southern California. I supported Ted Cruz for President and reluctantly followed President Trump for the last two years. I’m honest enough to admit I...
  • CNN’s All-Day Graphic: Trump Spreads Lies and Stokes Fears

    10/23/2018 2:44:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, I’m gonna have go to the eye doctor. I’ve tried every formulation of reading classes I can find. I can’t get rid of the blur. And it’s actually not a blur. It’s ghosting. And I’ve put up with this for a number of years. Now I’m getting fed up with it. You know, they make these newfangled reading glasses designed to not cause as much eyestrain when you look at a lot of computer screens and displays, but they cause a blur. It’s not actually a blur. It’s like a ghosting image above each letter, and I’ve...
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...
  • Obama’s Crowd vs. Trump’s Crowd

    10/23/2018 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m gonna get to Obama in Nevada. You know, the CNN graphic that’s been running all day, “Trump Spreads Lies and Stokes Fear Ahead of Election.” I don’t care what Donald Trump lies about, misstates or whatever. There is nobody in Barack Obama’s league in terms of purposely lying to deceive people, such as, “You like your doctor? You keep your doctor! If you like your health plan, you get to keep your health plan,” and, “With Obamacare, your average annual premium will be reduced by $2,500.” Those lies were told over and over and over again to dupe...
  • Caitlyn Jenner, who voted for Trump, calls him out after reports admin may narrow ...

    10/23/2018 1:10:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Reality star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner is calling out President Trump after reports that the administration is considering narrowing the legal definition of gender. Jenner, a prominent transgender figure, tweeted an image with the repeated phrase “Trans people won’t be erased,” and tagged Trump. The New York Times reported Sunday that the Trump administration is weighing a motion that would require individuals to identify as male or female based on their genitalia at birth. The move would effectively exclude transgender and nonbinary people from the government’s legal definition of gender and rollback protections for more than a million Americans....
  • Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say

    10/23/2018 1:28:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say By Denise Grady Oct. 22, 2018 Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person’s genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless. Researchers who have studied gender issues and provided health care to people who do not fit the typical M/F pigeonholes said that the Trump administration’s latest plan to define gender goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge. “The idea that a person’s sex is determined by their anatomy at birth is not true, and we’ve known that it’s...
  • The Caravan Moves On

    10/23/2018 10:14:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    "We are going to reach the United States," declares one Erasmo Duarte, as he and a couple of thousand would-be Americanos hike northward through Mexico toward the Promised Land -- with scant appreciation, I'm afraid, for the non-welcome in store for them at the Rio Grande border and points west. The marchers say they're coming. Donald Trump says they ain't. That pretty much settles things to Trump's advantage, without settling the vexed issue of cross-border access in an age unsure how much nationalism in human affairs is just the right amount of nationalism. The last immigration moderate still standing in...
  • Time for Trump to Cut the Prince Loose?

    10/23/2018 9:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    Was the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald still getting as much media coverage three weeks after his death as it did that first week after Nov. 22, 1963? Not as I recall. Yet, three weeks after his murder, Jamal Khashoggi, who was not a U.S. citizen, was not killed by an American, and died not on U.S. soil but in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, consumes our elite press. The top two stories in Monday's Washington Post were about the Khashoggi affair. A third, inside, carried the headline, "Trump, who prizes strength, may look weak in hesitance to...
  • A Plan for Debt Relief

    10/23/2018 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    As difficult as it may be to believe, there was a time when Republicans were known as the anti-debt and balanced budget party. Now, the GOP prefers to tout low unemployment as the debt soars and they are co-conspirators in its rise. It's not that Republicans (and once-fiscally responsible Democrats) lack a way out of debt; it's that they lack the will. Both parties, but especially Republicans, fear a backlash from voters if they cut spending, much less make actual reductions. How bad is it and what can be done about it? It's this bad: The Treasury Department and Office...
  • In America, It's OK to Traffic in Baby Parts—As Long As You Don't Advertise Too Aggressively

    10/23/2018 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    You learn a lot about America when you research abortion. The procedure is legal but it is seen as a sacred right by a large number of very vocal people and so it is surrounded by rules but very often goes virtually unregulated. And it is amazing what some very educated, very liberal people will do when they know people are not looking. Researching abortion for my new film "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," I've learned that you can make a living - a "heathy" living selling the body parts of aborted babies. The trade was first...
  • The Assault on Objectivity

    10/23/2018 7:29:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    RCP ^ | Peter Schwartz
    Our postmodernist intellectuals claim that no objective reality exists; there is only the subjective world we create, shaped by the social class to which we belong. While this may seem like an ivory-tower issue, irrelevant to real life, it is actually the premise behind major campaigns in today’s culture — from #MeToo to Black Lives Matter to the campus “safe-space” movement. After Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, Sen. Mazie Hirono declared: “Not only do women like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed.” Why? After all,...
  • 'Medicare-for-All'

    10/23/2018 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    It seems like just yesterday that Democrats were telling us that under Obamacare, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." That was a nice sales pitch to voters -- even though it turned out to be a lie. Millions of Americans lost affordable insurance plans that were abolished under the Affordable Care Act. Still, people liked the idea that poor people would get health coverage and everyone else could retain the medical care they had. No more. When Bernie Sanders, and half the...
  • Arms Control for Dummies

    10/23/2018 4:38:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2018
    Donald Trump says the U.S. plans to withdraw from the 1987 INF nuclear arms-control treaty that everyone agrees Russia has been violating for a decade. Yet somehow this is said to be reckless behavior by—Donald Trump? Welcome to the high church of arms control in which treaties are sacrosanct no matter the violation. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty bans ground-fired ballistic and cruise missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers and is an artifact of the late Cold War. Ronald Reagan and NATO deployed mid-range missiles in Europe in the early 1980s to counter Soviet deployments. After years...
  • How the Mueller fairy tale ends

    10/23/2018 4:27:09 AM PDT · by Dustoff45 · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/22/2018 | Matthew Walther
    It looks like we are finally getting close to the end of the Mueller probe. A report in Politico suggests that what skeptics have argued for more than a year and a half is true: namely, that Mueller and his team have not found any smoking-gun evidence of "collusion" between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government because no such collusion took place.
  • What I Learned About Young People While Trying to Buy a Car

    10/23/2018 4:25:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    This past week, I went to five car dealers in an upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles to see what SUV I'd like to lease. I wanted to patronize local car dealers because I want them to stay in business. In each case, I experienced the following: I was greeted pleasantly upon entering the dealership. A young salesperson asked if he or she could help me. I told the salesperson the model I was interested in. He or she made a copy of my driver's license and returned with a key to the car, and off we went. In every instance,...
  • Fewer Sex Partners Means a Happier Marriage

    10/22/2018 9:54:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 167 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-22-18 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. For men, there’s still a dip in marital satisfaction after one partner, but it’s never as low as it gets for women,... (Skip) In an earlier analysis, Wolfinger found that women with zero...
  • The Blue Wave Never Existed

    10/22/2018 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I’m gonna just tell you right now. I don’t believe, and I haven’t believed for a long time, that there has been this slam-dunk blue wave. What we’re being told right now is that six months ago, nine months ago, all the way back to December when the first generic ballots polls were taken, that the Democrats had a 12- to 13-point advantage, that the American people realized their mistake electing Trump and Republicans and couldn’t wait to put Democrats back in power. Now, that argued against real life. Real life since 2010 is the Democrats have been...
  • The Trump Administration Isn’t ‘Dehumanizing’ Transgender Americans

    10/22/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2018 | David French
    The administration is proposing to conform the law to the truth. Today I learned something truly new. I’d lived my life on this earth almost 49 years before I understood that federal anti-discrimination law defines human existence. Changing that law can thus literally “negate the humanity of people.” At least that’s what I’m learning in response to the news that the Trump administration is considering rolling back the Obama administration’s lawless expansion of Title IX, the federal civil-rights statute banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. At issue is the definition of the word “sex.” In April 2014, the...