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  • French Socialists battle for relevance in Socialist primary

    01/22/2017 8:48:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 January 2017 08:22 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France’s Socialists hold the first round of voting in their presidential primary Sunday, with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls fighting for relevance as the country veers to the right. […] The odds will be stacked against the victor, with many polls showing the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first round of the presidential election on April 23. Current projections suggest the election is shaping up as a three-way battle between conservative ex-premier François Fillon, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who has also served in the governing Socialist government. …
  • GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didn’t Pay His Real Estate Taxes

    01/19/2017 6:33:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Independent Sentinel.com ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | S. Noble
    GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didn’t Pay His Real Estate Taxes Instead of finding fault with the new president, maybe Rep. John Lewis should worry about paying his real estate taxes. The well-paid congressman didn’t pay taxes on his nearly $1 million posh D.C. townhouse on Capital Hill. Rep. Lewis said Donald Trump isn’t a “legitimate” president, same thing he said about George Bush, but he’s not a legitimate taxpayer. Public records show he avoided paying property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill, Got News reported. Click the link for Got News to see...
  • Harvard Study Says Michigan Elections Less Democratic Than Cuba, North Korea, Iran

    01/18/2017 1:52:17 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    A former head of the Federal Elections Commission says an academic study on elections that recently made national news is “absurd” and subjective. The study ranked Michigan’s elections as less democratic than those of Cuba, Iran and North Korea. It reports the perceptions of 726 election experts about the electoral integrity — or how ethical the democratic process is — in each state. Michigan is one of several states that is ranked lower than some authoritarian countries. Michigan’s Perception of Electoral Integrity index score, which the project complied by using survey methods and 49 measurements, was 57 out of 100....
  • Reversing a dangerous power grab

    01/18/2017 11:07:42 AM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Times of Washington ^ | January 16, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Take Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s recent designation of the nation’s state and local election systems as “critical infrastructure.” Chances are, you didn’t hear about it. And even if you did, you may have shrugged. Sounds pretty unremarkable, right? Surely our election systems deserve to be well-protected, so why complain? Dig a bit, though, and it starts to look fishy. Go a little deeper, and it starts to look dangerous. There are 9,000 jurisdictions responsible for vote-counting nationwide. But this decentralization is a good thing. We’ve all heard the rumors of election hacking, either by Russia or others, and one...
  • Obama's Early Writing on Chicago was Eerily Prophetic

    01/16/2017 8:59:47 PM PST · by PBRCat · 30 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ben Joravsky
    I re-read Barack Obama's autobiography. I revisited the book to help me think through Obama's relationship with Chicago, and what his departure means for our since he's not coming back here. I found a lot of reminders that as much as Chicago loves to claim Obama as its own, he was never really ours. Obama settled in Chicago by happenstance. He wanted to be a community organizer and he couldn't find a job anywhere else. He arrived in 1985 at the age of 24. He'd already lived in New York, California, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The son of a man from...
  • Russian Cyberattacks 'Sloppy' Compared to What's Next (Revealing)

    01/16/2017 3:47:59 PM PST · by Hostage · 12 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAUL WAGENSEIL
    The Russian hacks of the Democratic National Committee might have gone unnoticed if one of the two attacking groups hadn't made so much "noise," a security expert told the ShmooCon hacker conference here yesterday (Jan. 15). Because that group, dubbed Fancy Bear or APT 28, was so sloppy, it was caught within a few weeks, said Toni Gidwani, director of research operations at Arlingon, Virginia, cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect. The subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a year-old, continuing penetration of the DNC's servers by a rival Russian group, called Cozy Bear or APT 29, that had previously gone undetected....
  • Former Clinton spokesman: New developments ‘call into question the legitimacy’ of Trump’s win

    01/14/2017 4:52:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2017 | Brian Fallon
    A former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is now openly questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.Brian Fallon appeared on CNN Friday morning and was asked to respond to a couple tweets sent out by Donald Trump. He replied, “Well, I think those tweets are just the latest indication that Donald Trump is someone who is very insecure in his victory, and I understand why. Every day there are new developments — new shoes dropping, so to speak — that call into question the legitimacy of his win.” Fallon continued, “I think Donald Trump is just trying to...
  • Why Aren't I 50 Points Ahead, You Might Ask?? (the Russians of course!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQMC6nUVmMc
  • Hillary’s Pardon – Will He or Won’t He? CNN Indicators Point to “YES”!…

    01/13/2017 8:24:30 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 101 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Sundance
    Will President Obama pardon Hillary Clinton before he leaves office? A question curiously non-discussed in the media. However, when you accept that CNN’s broadcasted narratives, ie. the preferred positions of the U.S. Department of State, are generally good predictors of the political forecast, all signs point to yes.
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • Tripwire Alert – The Intelligence Shadow War Final Act…

    01/11/2017 4:36:59 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Much like the “2015/2016 GOPe Splitter Strategy”, the 2017 Intelligence Community “Shadow War” ends with an epic Donald Trump victory…. here’s the full monty. After closely watching the planning and forethought after Trump announced his candidacy. We stated in September 2015:
  • You can blame Obama’s ‘gig economy’ for Trump's election victory

    01/11/2017 6:25:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/11/2017 | John Crudele
    Do you want to know why Americans really were angry enough to elect Trump as President?Well, here it is — from an academic report with the dull title “The Rise and Nature of Alternative Work Arrangements in the United States 1995-2015,” which was researched and written by economics professors from Harvard and Princeton.Their conclusion: 94 percent of the job growth over the last 10 years occurred in “alternative work arrangements.”What’s an “alternative work arrangement?” Those are people who aren’t really attached to a particular company. They are freelancers, or temporary workers, or on-call workers and contractors.According to Professors Alan...
  • On His Way Out, Obama Moves To Make National Elections Less Secure

    01/11/2017 5:55:37 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/10/2017 | Staff
    Voting: In yet another move by the Obama administration to stick its thumb in the nation's eye on the way out, it has decided to have the federal government meddle in state and local elections. It's yet another terrible decision that Donald Trump is going to have to undo. With almost no notice, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced that his department was designating the nation's elections system as "critical infrastructure," thereby giving DHS greater control over how states run their own elections. This is a classic example of a government solution in search of a problem, one that will...
  • DHS Says Election Systems "Critical Infrastructure," Making Federal Takeover Possible

    01/10/2017 9:58:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 January 2017 | Michael Tennant
    On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared the nation’s electoral systems “critical infrastructure,” potentially giving the federal government control over the electoral process, traditionally — and constitutionally — a function of state and local governments.“Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson (shown) said in a press release announcing his decision.Johnson made the designation pursuant to a 2013 presidential directive, which identified 16 critical sectors, such as energy, financial services, and healthcare, that DHS is required...
  • US move to secure election systems meets criticism

    01/09/2017 9:40:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2017 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure drew intense criticism from state and federal elections organizations on Monday. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the move Friday with 30 minutes' notice to the National Association of Secretaries of State and U.S. Election Assistance Commission, an independent bipartisan federal agency that develops voluntary voting guidelines and certifies voting systems. Officials at both agencies are criticizing the department for what they said was a failure to work with state officials to fully answer their questions about the designation before making the...
  • Confirmation Hearings Begin Today – Senator Jeff Sessions 9:30am – General John Kelly 3:30pm…

    01/10/2017 8:08:37 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The Conserative Treehouse ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Sundance
    The confirmation hearings for President Trump’s cabinet posts begins today with the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on behalf of the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Judicial Committee Hearing Link The Attorney General confirmation hearing begins at 9:30am will be broadcast on CSPAN-3 LINK HERE
  • Dem Intel Operative Mike Morell Claims CIA Has Sad Faces: “they won’t spy for us”…

    01/08/2017 1:45:58 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 70 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 | Sundance
    Over a month ago you might remember seeing various MSM outlets pushing a storyline about a former *interim* CIA Director, Mike Morell, calling Russian interference into the 2016 election: “the political equivalent of 9-11“. Today he claims if Trump doesn’t agree with John Brennan’s political construct to blame Russia for hacking the DNC, well, “spys will no longer spy for us“…
  • Chuck Schumer’s Supreme Court bluster

    01/08/2017 9:54:28 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 | New York Post Editorial Board
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer played the tough guy last week, vowing to leave a vacancy on the nation’s highest court unless President-elect Donald Trump taps a judge he and his fellow Democrats like. But trash-talk is easy. “If [Trump and his staff] don’t appoint someone who’s really good,” Schumer huffed, “we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.”
  • Dan Coats Announced as Trump's Pick for Director of National Intelligence

    01/07/2017 11:17:32 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 7, 2017 | NBC News
    President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to serve as national intelligence director, his transition team announced Saturday. Coats, would need to be confirmed by Senate for the role, served eight years in the House of Representatives and two years in the Senate. During the George W. Bush administration, he served as U.S. ambassador to Germany.
  • Here Is The Intel Report Accusing Putin Of Helping Trump Win By "Discrediting" Hillary Clinton

    01/06/2017 1:20:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/07/2017
    The farce is complete. One week after a joint FBI/DHS report was released, supposedly meant to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Russia intervened in the US presidential election, and thus served as a diplomatic basis for Obama's expulsion of 35 diplomats, yet which merely confirmed that a Ukrainian piece of malware which could be purchased by anyone, was responsible for spoofing various email accounts including that of the DNC and John Podesta, moments ago US intelligence agencies released a more "authoritative", 25-page report, titled "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", and which not surprisingly only...
  • (Vanity) Godless media and Democrats, let me tell you something

    01/05/2017 11:23:16 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies
    5 Januray 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Democrats and the media, you should be tried and imprisoned for treason. You are traitors lying to try and regain power to further your destruction of this country. You LIE and say the Russians interfered in the Presidential elections to the degree that they swayed the results. You have members of Federal agencies (who are beholden to you for their money) to come out and lie and claim Russia played a significant part in all of this and some have said it borders on a "declaration of war". Whatever Russia did may have gained Trump 1,000 votes, but Russia could...
  • Trump spokesman says there's still 'zero evidence' Russia influenced presidential election

    01/03/2017 8:10:09 AM PST · by xzins · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 Jan 17 | David Martosko
    Spicer told 'Fox & Friends' hosts that last week's cyber security memo from the FBI and Homeland Security Department is a 'how-to manual for the DNC' to 'improve their IT security' 'I think it's unfair if they don't know. And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be someone else,' Trump said at his oceanside Mar-a-Lago resort club in Florida. 'And I also know things that other people don't know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.' Asked what his secret knowledge consists of, Trump said: 'You'll...
  • EPA To Alaskans: We Might Fine You For Burning Wood To Stay Warm

    01/02/2017 5:57:52 AM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 01, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, in the Alaskan interior, winters can be brutal. With temperatures dropping below zero, burning wood is the only viable way for Alaskans in these rather desolate areas to stay warm. Yet, government thinks this is a problem concerning small-particle pollution. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency is so concerned that they’re mulling fining people who burn wood to stay warm. John Daniel Davidson, a senior correspondent for The Federalist (and Alaskan native) had more: ***If only the bureaucrats in Washington DC knew what the wolf-dog knew. But alas, now comes the federal government to tell the inhabitants of Alaska’s...
  • Your Opinion Requested: 2016 10 Most Important Events

    12/30/2016 1:40:01 PM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    Personal ^ | 30 Dec 16 | Xzins
    The following list is my take on 2016's 10 Most Important Events/happenings. Please add your own list, top 10, top 3, etc. Comments are always helpful. 1. Donald Trump elected president 2. Hillary Clinton disempowered 3. Republicans retain Supreme Court 4. Republicans achieve approx 60% of the nation's higher elected seats nationally 5. Russia & allies defeat US and allies in the ISIS/Syria wars 6. China builds military island in the South China Sea 7. Federal Reserve attempts to lay groundwork for recession by announcing 3 rate hikes for 2017 ahead of time. 8. Traditional media matched by alternative media...
  • Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    12/30/2016 10:38:31 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 35 replies
    Associate Press ^ | December 30th, 2016 | GREGORY KATZ
    LONDON (AP) -- Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain its influence, and America will soon inaugurate an untested, seemingly Russia-friendly president who has voiced doubts about the usefulness of the NATO alliance. The uncertainty is thick enough to breathe. It all looks so different from the triumphant panorama presented more than two...
  • WIKILEAKS: Obama May Have Violated Vienna Convention by Expelling Russians

    12/29/2016 5:03:04 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Wikileaks released a series of tweets this afternoon following the latest move by Obama. Wikileaks says Obama many have violated the Vienna Convention by expelling the Russian diplomats.
  • The Obama Era Has Wiped Out An Entire Generation Of New Democratic Talent

    12/29/2016 4:11:25 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 89 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We have written about how President Obama has just devastated how own party. Since 2009, the Democratic Party has undergone a gutting of epic proportions that went unnoticed due to the media’s love affair with the president over the past eight years. The Associated Press finally has the final butcher’s bill: 1,030 seats. That’s the number of Democratic seats that have been lost to Republicans at the state and federal level. The consequence of that is an entire generation of Democrats being wiped out:
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives in DHS

    12/29/2016 1:37:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | December 30, 2016 | Beau T. Fulgracious
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia to cover for the embarrassment of Hillary Clinton's abysmal loss in the Presidential Election November 8, 2016. In addition, the Democrats have lost 1,046 key positions in the upcoming administration and have chosen Russia as their scapegoat. In retaliation, his administration is ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives and 3 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operatives. The latter stand accused of attempts at hacking the Secretary of State Election websites of the states of Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Those are the three states that have publicly recognized potential election security breaches from the...
  • House Democratic Whip Blasts Obama’s Betrayal of Israel

    12/29/2016 9:52:58 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 28,2016 | John Hayward
    The number-two Democrat in the House, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, has published several statements which are strongly critical of the Obama administration’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations. Before the vote was cast at the UN, Hoyer urged the President to exercise America’s veto power against the anti-Israel resolution: The resolution, as proposed, seeks to place responsibility for continued conflict fully on Israel and ignores violence and incitement by Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaderships. Any workable and long-lasting solution to this conflict must come about through direct, bilateral negotiations, and this resolution undermines that...
  • Oops! Harry Reid’s NUCLEAR OPTION BACKFIRES Means Trump Will Appoint 100 Judges Immediately

    12/27/2016 12:38:27 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 27, 2026 | Aleister
    The Democrats keep losing! Remember in 2013 when Harry Reid used the ‘nuclear option’ to confirm judges? Harry Reid’s new rule was that no filibusters could be used to stop judges below the Supreme Court. All it took was a simple majority to confirm them. Harry Reid changed a long-standing tradition in service of Democrat partisanship. Fast forward to 2017. Republicans will have a simple majority in the Senate. And there are over 100 empty judge spots below the Supreme Court.
  • Why Obama should stick around after Jan. 20

    12/27/2016 5:11:32 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/27/2016 | Mychall Massie
    I want Obama to linger around like the stain on American history he has been – so he can have his nose rubbed in the success of a true leader, the way some used to rub a dog’s nose in its feces to teach it the error of its ways when house-breaking it.
  • Tucker Carlson Tonight - Fox News - 12/26/2016

    12/26/2016 5:25:52 PM PST · by malvor · 14 replies
    Tucker talks to famed tv host Mike Rowe about jobs.
  • Newt Gingrich on national security challenges facing Trump

    12/26/2016 6:37:42 AM PST · by malvor · 17 replies
    Former speaker of the House weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'
  • It may be an Accident, but Rogue One is the Most Politically Relevant Movie of the Year

    12/25/2016 11:23:30 AM PST · by MoochPooch · 58 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    As our prayers go out to Carrie Fisher, the dark urgency of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" only escalates with each passing day. It's a transporting fluke -- one of those rare movies that hit theaters with a timing that's nearly karmic. Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," to name one other example, came out two months after the Oct. 19, 1987, stock market crash, and it seemed to channel all the greed and house-of-cards financial chicanery that caused the crash to happen. But, of course, the film was shot many months before the market plunged. Stone, with his conspiratorial feelers,...
  • Fans of Ivanka flood Clinton supporter's Amazon page with 1-star reviews after she is accosted

    12/24/2016 5:38:33 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 210 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Fans of Ivanka Trump are leaving one-star reviews for a Hillary Clinton supporter's book after his husband confronted the future first daughter on a flight. Attorney Daniel Goldstein, of Brooklyn, New York, accosted Ivanka on a JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco on Thursday, reportedly screaming: 'Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.' His husband Matthew Lasner, who was also on the plane, claims Goldstein simply 'expressed his displeasure in a calm tone', but the couple and their child were asked to leave the aircraft. Since then, both Goldstein and Lasner have been branded...
  • Oh, The Horror – GOPe Republicans Fear Feedback From Trump’s Coalition…

    12/21/2016 7:17:11 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 21, 2016 | Sundance
    A rather funny article today in Politico outlines a fear of Trump’s coalition amid congressional republicans. The article is sympathetic to the GOPe wing of the DC UniParty from a perspective of those nasty Trumpers, ie. “the posse“; and includes South Carolina Rep Mark Sanford as a testimonial of their fear:
  • Congratulations, Trump. Welcome to hell. (Barf Alert)

    12/21/2016 1:47:08 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    Dear Mr. Trump, You won. Welcome to hell. And to think, I thought you’d become president when hell froze over. Now that the election is finally behind us, may I ask a tiny question: Why did you want this job? Was it on your bucket list? After so many square miles of golf courses, trophy wives, gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers, was there nothing left to mess with? I wasn’t surprised, by the way, when you said you’d spend half your time in New York. I mean, it’s New York! And the White House is a tad bourgeois in an...
  • 104 in the red - make that the blue

    12/21/2016 1:17:20 PM PST · by relictele · 23 replies
    Self | 21 Dec 2016 | Self (Vanity)
    As we breathe a collective sigh of relief that would rival the wind speed of a Cat 5 hurricane and exult in the long-awaited political exile of the Clintons (and the Obamas), we must also countenance the long-term liabilities, in the literal and figurative senses, that are California and New York, with Illinois also blotting our copy book. No one expects another 49-state sweep or anything approaching it, but California + New York is a punishing cover charge of 84 electoral votes before the music at any GOP victory party can begin. Illinois last went red in 1988 for George...
  • Who really hacked the U.S. elections

    12/21/2016 10:46:32 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/21/2016 | Offline Red Square
    The FBI was able to track the DNC hack to an IP address located somewhere close to the North Pole, but sources close to the investigation said the trail had grown cold. "As soon as special agents were close to apprehending the suspect, they unexpectedly left the area," one source confirmed. "They suddenly grew very eager to spend Christmas vacations with their families." All we know about the "North Pole Hacker" at this time is that he has an uncanny ability to monitor even the most secret communications in order to compile his annual "naughty or nice" list, which he...
  • Wisconsin's red realignment

    12/20/2016 3:20:25 PM PST · by marsmanmd · 34 replies
    Washinfton Examiner ^ | 12/2016 | Salena Zito
    Eight years ago, Wisconsin Democrats were in the catbird seat; they held the Governor's office, the majority in both chambers of the state legislature, two U.S. Senate seats, five of the state's eight congressional seats and handed Barack Obama a rousing victory in the presidential election. So it's no wonder that Wisconsin's winning election night results for Republican president-elect Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were a bit of a jolt to most pundits' sensibilities; for years they have believed that Wisconsin was a deeply blue state, powered by the public sector unions, that traditionally supports Democrat candidates in a...
  • McConnell: ‘I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning’ (interesting admissions)

    12/20/2016 12:06:11 PM PST · by xzins · 161 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 20 Dec 16 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was surprised on election night: He didn’t see President-elect Donald Trump winning or the Senate staying in Republican hands. “I honestly thought we wouldn’t hold the U.S. Senate,” the Kentucky Republican told Kentucky Educational Television’s ... “I thought we’d come up short, and I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning.” The Senate victories were “really something,” McConnell said, “but it never occurred to me he (Trump) might be able to win as well.” ... “It was a lot of feeling among just ordinary people...that the current administration didn’t care about them,” he...
  • Shut Up and Act: ‘The Perfect Idiot’s Profession’

    12/19/2016 2:47:58 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/16 | Katy Grimes
    "Acting is the perfect idiot's profession." -- Katherine Hepburn The American people have spoken. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, in a free and fair election (despite cybertampering by DHS…). But ignoramus Hollywood actors are urging members of the Electoral College to select someone other than Donald Trump. A person’s true character and grit becomes evident when they face real adversity or fail at something. We know Democrats are sore losers, and Hollywood epitomizes this.
  • CALIFORNIA: What Are We Going To Do With California?

    12/19/2016 11:27:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/16 | Greg Penglis
    Well, California has become an aberration in the United States. California doesn’t want the United States, and the United States doesn’t particularly want California When I moved here over 30 years ago, this was a fabulous state. It had about half the population, the towns in the San Francisco Bay Area were actual separate towns, the highways carried the traffic pretty well, there was adequate water in the reservoirs despite a three year repeating rain and drought cycle, and the governors were Republican. Illegal aliens back then weren’t as big a problem. They couldn’t get driver licenses, or vote because...
  • Drivers licenses are not good enough ID proof for elections [vanity]

    I happened upon something of curiosity and ended up discovering that some - if not all or many - states issue 'interim drivers licenses' to those who are not US citizens. I can't recall reading about this here or anywhere else, but - then again - I'm a very busy guy... https://dld.utah.gov/licensingid-cards/limited-term-driver-licenseid-card/
  • 95 Poll Books Missing in Michigan Recount [semi-satire]

    12/18/2016 7:32:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    In the Detroit precincts where voter logs showed fewer people casting ballots than votes that were counted on election day the recount effort also discovered that 95 voter log books went missing. While the mismatch of counts and the disappearing books would seem to imply that election fraud played a role in boosting the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, Detroit elections officials insisted that everything was legit. Democratic precinct chairman Charlie Crook assured that “these little discrepancies happen nearly every year. The so-called missing logs were merely sent out for re-calibration. Now that they’ve been fixed the gap between voters recorded...
  • President Elect Donald Trump Nominates Mick Mulvaney as Director of OMB…

    12/17/2016 10:59:29 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 5 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 17, 2016 | Sundance
    (New York, NY)— President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his nomination of U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Congressman Mulvaney brings a wealth of experience on economic, budgetary, and fiscal issues to his new role. Rep. Mulvaney has long been a strong voice in Congress for reining in out-of-control spending, fighting government waste and enacting tax policies that will allow working Americans to thrive.
  • Electors won’t get intelligence briefing: report

    12/16/2016 4:14:57 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Voters in the Electoral College will not receive an intelligence briefing about Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, according to a new report. Sources told NPR the electors would not receive any national intelligence before they cast ballots this Monday.
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA Agents Predicted Four Days Ago CIA Director Brennan Would Lie

    12/16/2016 3:11:01 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | Admin.
    The Washington Post is back today, digging themselves a bigger fake news hole, this time with the help of shovel-ready CIA Director John Brennan. In a new fable today, the Post quoted Brennan who said The CIA believes the Russians hacked the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.
  • Congressional Democrats Send “Beware of Trump” Warning Letter To State Department Bureaucrats

    12/16/2016 2:06:13 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Sundance
    If there was anyone who doubted the previous outline we shared about the State Department operating as a complete and distinct agency of the U.S. government today’s action from DC Democrats should put those doubts to rest. A true “America First” diplomatic outlook is an existential threat to the preferred mission statement of the U.S. State Department. (link)
  • Yes, There Is STILL a Coup in America

    12/16/2016 12:51:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/16 | Peggy Ryan
    The left wants to rewrite our laws, redo our elections, and unravel our democracy. I wrote a piece for American Thinker, Yes, There Is a Coup On in America to call attention to the fact that our government, media, and Washington establishment is attempting a coup d’etat right before our eyes. I pointed out that per 18 USC Ch. 101, Hillary, Clinton, even without an indictment, was legally disqualified to run for President after her mishandling of classified information. I called out the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) as accessories after the fact when they used their positions to...