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  • Politico Editor: Trump Body Language Reveals Possible Russia Collusion

    07/20/2018 6:13:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 20, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Case closed! The body language of President Donald Trump meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow reveals that there is a strong possibility of collusion. Impeach now! That is one†reason why Politico's editor in chief Blake Hounshell has proclaimed on July 20 that he is no longer a skeptic of Trump-Russia collusion. See, back in February, on the heels of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's††indictment of a number of Russian companies but with no finding of collusion with any American,† Hounshell declared himself a skeptic. However, now that a second set of indictments of Russians have been issued also with...
  • Kasich: We need more Republicans willing to stand up to Trump

    07/20/2018 5:40:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Justin Wise
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is saying that more members of the Republican Party need to be willing to stand up to President Trump. ďItís been pretty lonely out here," Kasich told The Guardian in an interview published on Friday, alluding to how he is one of the few members of the GOP to consistently criticize the president. ďNot that I mind walking a lonely road, Iíve done it most of my career, but always would be good if you had more people who are willing to stand up and say thatís the wrong direction,Ē Kasich added.
  • The mayor explains why no bid for GOP convention

    07/20/2018 4:55:12 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Updated 10:21 am CDT, Friday, May 11, 2018 = | Ron Nirenberg
    National political conventions arenít the great deal for cities that the parties and their advocates want us to believe. Thatís the reason San Antonio hasnít pursued a bid for either national political convention in 20 years. Only one city seems to be aggressively pursuing the 2020 Republican National Convention this time around. For national convention bids, local organizing committees are required to raise tens of millions of dollars for the privilege of serving as the host city for the gathering. In the case of the 2020 Republican National Convention, the GOP wants a $68 million to $70 million guaranty agreement...
  • Trumpís ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ín tweet

    07/20/2018 4:40:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 7/20/18 | AP?
    NEW YORK (AP) ó President Donald Trumpís former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance ó and theyíve made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: ďI bet youíre wondering what we could be talking about! Stay tuned,Ē Sharpton wrote. The meeting came with Cohen in the spotlight after federal agents raided his home, office and hotel room in April as part of an investigation into his business dealings, including a $130,000 payment he handled as part...
  • Republican leaders officially name Charlotte as host city for 2020 RNC

    07/20/2018 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 19 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Joe Bruno
    AUSTIN, Texas - Charlotte City Council Member-at-Large James Mitchell raised his fist in the air, and then hugged Councilman Ed Driggs. The crowd rose to its feet. The Republican National Committee, on Friday, officially named Charlotte as the host city for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
  • 2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

    07/20/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by lionstar · 69 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jul 20, 2018 | Noah Bierman
    As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely because it faced little serious competition. And even before the victory was announced in Austin, Texas, this thriving, progressive urban island in the Trump-friendly South was suffering some buyer's remorse. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, a Democrat, says the decision to host the convention was the hardest she has tackled ó "not just...
  • President and the Ersatz Tsar

    07/20/2018 4:24:23 PM PDT · by Bratch
    American Thinker ^ | July 16,2018 | Gary Gindler
    American politics have borrowed a lot of ideas from sports. Nowadays, everyone has become familiar with certain phrases that we use in everyday life, often without even thinking about their origins. For example, the phrase "pull no punches" originated in boxing, and the proverbial "drop the ballĒ came from football. The well-known rule of "three strikes and you're out" came from baseball. The latter is the best way to characterize President Trump's attitude toward Vladimir Putin. It seems that leftists in America still cannot forgive Putin for the destruction of the ideals that were nurtured in the West by the...
  • The Leftís Newest Star Is None Too Bright

    07/20/2018 3:17:50 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 20, 2018 | David Catron
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the darndest things. Since her surprise primary victory over 10-term Congressman Joe Crowley in New Yorkís 14th District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been promoted by the legacy media as the prototype of a new generation of young progressives destined to replace the leadership of the Democratic Party. Unfortunately for her media boosters, however, she keeps blowing her lines. Itís not just her rote advocacy of single-payer healthcare and guaranteed government jobs, or even that she backs wacky ideas like abolishing ICE and occupying airports ó Ocasio-Cortez is genuinely clueless. She outed herself, in several recent interviews, as functionally...
  • Senator Grassley Issues a Timeline to Confirm Brett Kavanuagh to SCOTUS

    07/20/2018 3:17:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been three weeks since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench and just 10 days since President Trump named U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his replacement. Since then, Kavanaugh has been meeting with a number of Senators on Capitol Hill, shepherded by Vice President Mike Pence and former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl. According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who will oversee the upcoming confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh should be fitted for his robe and confirmed to the Supreme Court within 70 days. "Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected jurists in...
  • Senate Panel Clears Trump Nominees for 11th, 3rd Circuits

    07/20/2018 3:04:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    law.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Ellis Kim
    The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared a handful of President Donald Trumpís circuit and district court picks Thursday, teeing them up for consideration on the Senate floor. The panel voted along an 11-10 party-line split to approve Britt Grant, who was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and David Porter, who was tapped for the Third Circuit. Porterís nomination was heavily opposed. Senate Democrats and opposition groups had zeroed in on the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney shareholderís previous writings and associations. During his confirmation hearing, he attempted to downplay that past, but also picked up criticism...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrong on several counts about unemployment

    07/20/2018 2:35:13 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 15 replies
    Politifact ^ | 7-18-18 | Louis Jacobson
    .....Ocasio-Cortez said, "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family."..... .....In our review, we found many reasons why unemployment is low, and not for the overwork that Ocasio-Cortez cited. The biggest factors include strong economic confidence and the long-running economic recovery..... ....Over the past 12 months, the number of multiple job holders has ranged between 6 million and 7 million. That compares to more than 148 million Americans who are employed in a single job...... GRAPH AT LINK
  • Maxine Waters supporters burn American flag outside California rep's office

    07/20/2018 2:31:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 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 · 23 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 ‚Äúdossier‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúprocessing for potential redaction and release certain FISA materials related to Carter Page,‚ÄĚ and agreed to a...
  • John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up

    07/20/2018 2:16:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 43 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 20 July 2018 | PETER VAN BUREN
    He accuses Trump of treason. But what's his bluster really about? It isnít a pretty face, but one scarred from a dark past, repackaged now by the frenzy of ďresistance.Ē 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 Obamaís counterterrorism advisor, helping the president...
  • The Trump-Putin Summit and Reliving the Cold War

    07/20/2018 1:32:47 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 19, 2018 | Daniel McCarthy
    President Trump blundered in his appearance with Putin, but his intuitions are nevertheless correct: a new Cold War with Russia would not end as happily as the real Cold War did. Donald Trump has the magic touch. After eighteen months in office, and eighteen more before that as the pre-eminent figure in American politics, Trumpís shock value might have worn off. The political establishment might have become inured to his heresies about cherished policies and sacred institutions, even to the point of learning to control its own response to his provocations. But hell no!óTrump can still do it. He...
  • 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 · 89 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...
  • 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 · 74 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 FBIís impartiality. From ďweíll stop itĒ and an ďinsurance policy,Ē...
  • NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

    07/20/2018 10:36:41 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 102 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 20, 2018 12:49 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) ó President Donald Trumpís former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him. The presidentís current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, The New York Times reported Friday. ABC News and The Washington Post confirmed the report as well. Citing lawyers and others familiar with the recording, The Times said attorney Michael Cohen made the recording two months before Trumpís 2016 election. The newspaper said the FBI seized the recording during an April raid on Cohenís office amid...
  • Who Is Betraying America?

    07/20/2018 10:22:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    In fact, Trumpís response to Lemire, and his overall conduct at the press conference, did not convey weakness at all. Certainly he was far more assertive of US interests than Obama was in his dealings with Russia. In Obamaís first summit with Putin in July 2009, Obama sat meekly as Putin delivered an hour-long lecture about how US-Russian relations had gone down the drain. As Daniel Greenfield noted at Frontpage magazine Tuesday, in succeeding years, Obama capitulated to Putin on anti-missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, on Ukraine, Georgia and Crimea. Obama gave Putin free rein in...
  • 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...