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  • Dem senators ask Bannon for more info about Breitbart contact

    04/21/2017 5:13:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20 April 2017 3:36pm | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats want White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to clarify recent contact he's had with Breitbart News, the conservative outlet he once ran.   The senators also want to know if Bannon's contact with the site complies with ethics rules.   Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) sent letters Thursday to Bannon and Stefan Passantino, the White House's designated agency ethics official. 
  • Breaking News: FBI Uncovers Evidence That 62 Million Trump Voters are All Russian Agents

    04/09/2017 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    NYFeed.org ^ | 4/7/2017 | NYFeed
    Anonymous sources within the FBI have revealed to The Times that they have new evidence indicating that everyone who voted for Donald Trump is an agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB). An unknown portion of these voters may have had their minds controlled by a Russian space-beam, agents close to the investigation say. The allegation that 62 million Americans appear to be employed by Russian intelligence services has rocked the Bureau, and it is reported that multiple agents have taken their own lives, given that realizing just how deep this Russian hacking conspiracy runs blew their minds – literally....
  • The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels

    01/14/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13JAN2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today? Sources: https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/49028-youtube-the-truth-about-mccarthyism-modern-parallels/
  • Amid Antisemitism Controversy,[] Bannon to Attend Major Pro-Israel Group’s Gala Dinner

    11/15/2016 4:56:33 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 14 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 15, 2016 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Stephen Bannon, whose appointment to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor has drawn controversy in recent days over allegations of antisemitism, will attend the Zionist Organization of America’s annual awards gala in New York City on Sunday. “All administration officials are welcome to come to the ZOA dinner,” ZOA National President Morton A. Klein told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. “Any Democrat is welcome, as is any Republican. If you’re a government official and you want to come to the ZOA dinner — unless you’re extremely hostile to Israel or a Jew-hater — you’re welcome to come.”...
  • The Donald's Media Banana Republic

    01/22/2016 5:39:55 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 1/22/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    The success of the American experiment is best gauged by how we staved off military coups, thanks Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler. But now we're on the verge of a media coup turning us into the biggest banana republic of all time. Edward R. Murrow killed ugly but honest Joseph McCarthy, less known is his bringing here the New Left's Herbert Marcuse to corrupt 3 generations of college campuses. Benjamin Bradlee' s coup against Nixon gave us Jimmy Carter, but Deep Throat W. Mark Felt never did become FBI Director. A vote for Trump will finally give the media the Government,...
  • Joe McCarthy: Despicable or Prophetic?

    05/15/2015 10:28:49 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 36 replies
    The Center for Vision & Values ^ | May 15, 2015 | Paul G. Kengor
    A recent column I wrote on communism in Hollywood in the 1940s elicited strong reaction toward the person of Joe McCarthy. This was somewhat perplexing, given that McCarthy was not the front-and-center figure investigating Hollywood communism. Yet, it wasn’t surprising, given that any mention of the Stalinist sympathies of American communists prompts liberals into reflexive accusations of McCarthyism. For the record, the investigation of communism in Hollywood was led by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which (for most of its existence) was chaired by anti-communist Democrats. The first and last heads of HCUAA (commonly but incorrectly abbreviated as...
  • Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They’re Proud of It: Harry Reid Leads Pitchfork Persecutors.

    04/03/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | John Fund
    It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy their reputations — has been considered one of the lowest forms of political behavior and one liberals love to crusade against. But McCarthyism isn’t limited to one party or ideology. And if liberals have any sense of self-awareness they will recognize the tactic has returned and is growing in their back yard. Harry Reid, the top Democrat in...
  • Few know how destructive the 'Democratic' Party is [vanity]

    11/02/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 9 replies
    First quick highlights -- Islamic School Teacher Accused of ‘Horrific’ Sexual Abuse Against Teen Girls... (Florida manhunt) -- Document shows feds fear airborne Ebola -- News Blackout on New Ebola Tests Tightens -- Update: Voting Machines Keep Changing Votes [R] into [D] [Ill & M] -- Obama's Border Policy Fueled [another] Epidemic, Evidence Shows -- Scientists See Ebola Cases In Every Major U.S. City Possible By Year’s End -- Ebola response ignores history’s lessons: Risks from AIDS were discounted and thousands died [Washington Times] -- DOJ’s Fast and Furious Prequel: Failed Grenade-Running Operation o o o o Here's a headline...
  • Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty (NYT)

    10/12/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | William J. Broad
    At the height of the McCarthy era, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the government’s top atomic physicist, came under suspicion as a Soviet spy. After 19 days of secret hearings in April and May of 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission revoked his security clearance. The action brought his career to a humiliating close, and Oppenheimer, until then a hero of American science, lived out his life a broken man. But now, hundreds of newly declassified pages from the hearings suggest that Oppenheimer was anything but disloyal. Historians and nuclear experts who have studied the declassified material—roughly a tenth of the hearing transcripts—say...
  • EPA Chief Promises To Go After Republicans Who Question Agency Science

    04/29/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you. McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations. “Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University...
  • Reid Has Become a McCarthy for our Time

    04/24/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We should ask Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the same question once posed to Sen. Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head counsel Robert N. Welch: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" Reid is back in the news for denigrating the peaceful supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a popular critic of the Bureau of Land Management policy, as "domestic terrorists." McCarthy in the 1950s became infamous for smearing his opponents with lurid allegations that he could not prove, while questioning their patriotism. Reid has brought back to the Senate...
  • Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursday’s Hearing

    02/07/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 2-6-14 | Becket Adams
    “After nearly 20 years of being in business,” Engelbrecht, said during the hearing, “and no agency coming to visit with us, the succession of agencies that have now come to us — for all manner of things — begs the question.” “Ms. Engelbrecht,” Jordan said, “in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business?” “No sir,” she responded. “Never once?” “No sir.” “After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right?” “Yes sir.” “In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives]...
  • EPA Administrator to Scientists: “Speak the Truth” on Climate Change to Meet Obama’s “Needs”

    01/30/2014 9:23:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 10:06 PM | Penny Starr
    Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asked scientists at a climate change conference on Thursday in Arlington, Va., to help advance President Barack Obama’s agenda on climate change. […] Peter Saundry, executive director of NCSE, introduced McCarthy by noting Obama’s pledge to act unilaterally on climate change. “President Obama has announced that he will work with Congress whenever he can but will not be held hostage—will move forward and do the utmost, we hope, through executive authority and through the agencies,” Saundry said. “The Supreme Court has noted that EPA has authority under (the) Clean Air Act...
  • 'McCarthyism' by the numbers

    01/21/2014 8:50:27 PM PST · by Viennacon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    The orchestrated attack on Diana West’s important book, American Betrayal, has been brutal and unseemly, but in one respect at least it has served a useful purpose. This lone positive angle--counter-intuitive at first glance--is that her iconoclastic Cold War history has sparked a barrage of charges about “McCarthyism” and the senator from Wisconsin who gave his name to a decisive epoch in America’s long death struggle with the Kremlin. As is well-known, “McCarthyism” was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: accusations of Communist taint, without any factual basis; bogus “lists” of supposed Communists who never existed; failure...
  • The New Blacklist

    12/23/2013 4:55:05 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 22, 2013 | John O’Sullivan
    I’m sorry to arrive late to this controversy — explanation forthcoming in a later posting — but my impression is that the word “blacklist” has not been mentioned much in the debate over the Robertson family, GLAAD, and the A&E channel. Or if it has been mentioned, it certainly hasn’t had the central role that it should have had in this row. For what GLAAD has been operating is a classic blacklist operation. Its object is not to persuade those who disagree with it over the morality of same-sex relationships to change their minds. Nor is it principally intended to...
  • Andrea Mitchell Plays The McCarthy Card—Accuses Republicans Of 'Red-Baiting' Hagel

    02/27/2013 1:09:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell accused Republicans of "red-baiting" Chuck Hagel, a reference to tactics most notably associated with the McCarthy period during which people were accused [often accurately, it should be noted] of Communist or affiliated sympathies. Such cries of McCarthyism have of course become standard liberal fare when it comes to Hagel's confirmation process. View the video here.
  • It's Time to See Joe McCarthy For the Hero He Was

    02/26/2013 8:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26 | Diana West
    Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. The response? Conservatives have rushed to defend their own against the charge. To understate the case, that's not enough. It's time to debunk McCarthyism itself. No matter how much evidence vindicating the late Sen. Joe McCarthy comes out, what we call McCarthyism remains anathema in American life. Simply to utter the word is to deep-freeze debate, even thought itself. Even as we...
  • THANK JOE MCCARTHY, DON'T DEMONIZE HIM

    02/24/2013 6:13:38 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    WND ^ | February 21, 2013 | Diana West
    The truth is quite different. Six weeks earlier, Welch himself was quoted in the New York Times, confirming that Fisher had belonged to the communist front and that, as a result, Welch himself had “relieved (Fisher) from duty.” Welch’s hearing-room histrionics, in other words, were a lot of hot air. But they worked. To this day, the truth remains lost to most people, while this thinnest fiction is immortal...
  • NEVER FORGET: JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT!

    02/24/2013 6:08:12 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 24, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans.”
  • Dispatch International: "Joe McCarthy Was Right All Along"

    02/24/2013 9:28:42 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 126 replies
    Diana West ^ | 1/25/2013
    I cannot overestimate the fearless excellence of M. Stanton Evans' work as a historian, and, I am fortunate to say, mentor. His 2007 book Blacklisted by History is not only a shattering revision of half a century of lies about Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism" -- and, by extension, obfuscation about the successful penetration and subversion of the US government -- it is also an exercise in courage, in confronting a false and crippling consensus with an unshakeable dedication to fact and logic. On a personal note, the book served me as a rosetta stone by which I was able to...