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  • Donald Trump can’t make the (serious but unverified) Russia scandal go away

    01/13/2017 2:37:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 2017-01-13 | Steve Benen
    The scandal surrounding Russia’s intervention in the U.S. presidential election has, broadly speaking, come in three phases. The first broke during the campaign itself. Around the time Donald Trump publicly urged Russia to commit illegal acts of cyber-espionage to help his candidacy, multiple reports came to light suggesting Russian officials were, in fact, trying to boost the Republican. Trump, when he wasn’t praising Putin, dismissed the allegations, and much of the political world focused instead on Hillary Clinton’s email server protocols. The second phase unfolded soon after Election Day, when 17 U.S. intelligence agencies reached a consensus: Russia did launch...
  • The unprecedented unpopularity of Donald Trump (Compost experiencing delerium tremens)

    01/13/2017 2:16:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2017-01-13 | Chris Cillizza
    Most presidents — even those elected in polarized times or controversial circumstances — enjoy some sort of honeymoon period after they win an election. People tend to put their hopes and dreams into the idea of hope a new president represents, even if they did not vote for him. It's a reminder of our fundamental optimism as a people. Donald Trump, as we are reminded every day, is not “most presidents.” And, according to new numbers from Gallup, he never had anything close to a honeymoon period. Just 4 in 10 people polled by Gallup say they approve of the...
  • ‘Why the Russians Are Backing Trump’: Maddow Previews Blockbuster Newsweek Story

    11/03/2016 11:12:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-3-2016 | Justin Baragona
    Just as has been done previously with huge stories broken by Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got a hold of some excerpts of tomorrow’s article and shared them with her viewers. In this instance, Eichenwald’s report appears to show the real reason why Russia and Vladimir Putin are backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The story also has the subtitle that claims Putin wants to weaken NATO. SNIP-- According to the article, Russian officials who were hacking to influence the election felt that if Trump were replaced by the Republicans, the next candidate wouldn’t be as good for Russia....
  • My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family

    09/02/2016 7:36:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Time ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jessi Hempel
    My brother Evan was born female. He came out as transgender 16 years ago but never stopped wanting to have a baby. This spring he gave birth to his first child. When the call came, my brother was at work in the open office in Cambridge, Mass., he shares with seven colleagues who, like him, help run clinical trials for a drug developer. The phone number came up blocked, so he knew it must be the doctor. He stood up, unsteady on his feet. Was he a little nauseous? Or was that just adrenaline? He ducked into the hallway in...
  • NBC Accuses Federal Judge of Bringing Politics Into Courtroom By Questioning Obama

    04/05/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams accused a federal judge of bringing politics into the judicial process simply by ordering the Justice Department to explain controversial comments President Obama made against the Supreme Court: "Politics are ideally supposed to stay out of the nation's courtrooms, but that's not what happened this week in a federal courtroom in Texas." In report that followed, correspondent Pete Williams proclaimed: "The political controversy spilled into a Texas federal court, where the rules are designed to filter out politics, interrupting arguments about a challenge to part of the Obama health care law." Williams...
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • N.H. mom on Ron Paul: ‘Feel like he’s talking to me’

    12/20/2011 6:38:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul, surging in Iowa just two weeks ahead of the Hawkeye state’s famed caucus, could also get a lift in New Hampshire from undecided GOP voters who seek a straight-talking candidate, Granite State voter Deborah Bouchard-Smith told the Herald. But her husband Ken Smith’s objections to Paul’s tactics and platform suggest the primary rollercoaster ride is far from over. The Herald is tracking the undecided Smith family as they make their choice in the heated Republican primary. “When listening to Newt Gingrich talk, I feel like I’m listening to a politician. But when I hear Ron...
  • The Authoritarian Temptation

    08/17/2011 8:57:45 AM PDT · by CDB · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 17, 2011 | Tony Blankley
    In the weeks during and since the debt-ceiling debate, the media, pushed by the Democratic Party, has peddled the propaganda that our government is broken -- because the Republicans in the House of Representatives negotiated a better deal than the liberals wanted. snip Abraham Lincoln could have been thinking of Thomas Friedman when he worried out loud in the Gettysburg Address whether any nation "conceived in liberty...could long endure." Lincoln then called the nation to the "unfinished work" of maintaining a nation "of the people, by the people and for the people." That work goes on today.
  • Houston Freepers - What the Heck?!

    01/01/2011 12:37:06 PM PST · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 52 replies
    me | 1/1/11 | me
    Imagine my surprise when I opened the Houston Chronicle to find this! China Daily
  • Return With Us Now To the Peaceful Protest Imagery Of the Bush Years

    03/29/2010 11:23:32 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Mar 29th 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    With all the tales in the Old Media of the supposed violence committed by Tea Partiers going on since Obama’s takeover of our nation’s healthcare system, I thought it might be instructive to recall how hate-filled the unhinged left is in America today. A year ago, the good folks at Zomblog assembled a great series of photos showing the mental derangement exhibited by the human detritus at those once ubiquitous anti-war rallies that the distempered left hosted so often between the years 2003 and 2009… you know, those anti-war rallies that totally disappeared after Obama took office even as the...
  • Wikipedia Fraud and why Conservatives Should Act

    09/04/2009 10:53:09 PM PDT · by tornadochaser · 11 replies · 841+ views
    Useful Fools Blog ^ | September 4, 2009 | John Moore
    Wikipedia is an important web resource that serves as an encyclopedia for far too many people. Wikipedia is open to editing by anyone, and is the largest encyclopedia in existence. Unfortunately, as with many good things, the leftists have ruined it in areas of controversy, by aggressively editing articles, and persistently fighting to keep their own viewpoint dominant. I was reminded of this today when reading the article on the so-called “Winter Soldier Investigation” - a 1971 propaganda travesty orchestrated by Jane Fonda, John Kerry and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The purpose of this staged event was to...
  • Immigration Debate Tied to Rise in Hate Crimes

    06/17/2009 5:42:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 722+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2009 | Spencer S. Hsu
    U.S. civil rights leaders said yesterday that an increase in hate crimes committed in recent years against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants "correlates closely" to the nation's increasingly contentious debate over immigration. Hate crimes targeting Hispanic Americans rose 40 percent from 2003 to 2007, the most recent year for which FBI statistics are available, from 426 to 595 incidents, marking the fourth consecutive year of increases. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund issued a report that faulted anti-immigrant rhetoric in the media and mobilization of extremist groups on the Internet. The conference said that some groups...
  • AP IMPACT: Mexico's Weapons Cache Stymies Tracing

    05/06/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT · by james500 · 70 replies · 2,576+ views
    AP ^ | 5/6/2009 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHELLE ROBERTS
    Deep inside a heavily guarded military warehouse, the evidence of Mexico's war on drug cartels is stacked two stories high: tens of thousands of seized weapons, from handguns and rifles to AK-47s, some with gun sights carved into the shape of a rooster or a horse's head. The vault nestled in a Mexican military base is the government's largest stash of weapons — some 88,537 of them — seized from brutal drug gangs. The Associated Press was recently given rare and exclusive access to the secure facility. ... It's less clear how cartels are getting military-grade weapons. Amid the shelves...
  • Top U.N. Official Accuses U.S. of Inhuman 'Atrocities' in Iraq, Afghanistan

    03/06/2009 1:07:26 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 1,395+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-05-09 | Ben Evansky
    A top U.N. official accused the United States of committing inhuman "atrocities" in Iraq and Afghanistan during a speech Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. "The aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan and their occupations constitute atrocities that must be condemned and repudiated by all who believe in the rule of law in international relations," said U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. • Click here to see the speech. D'Escoto claimed that U.S. actions have directly led to more than a million Iraqi civilian deaths since 2003, a vastly inflated figure that does not correspond with the...
  • Obama Gets Strong Support in Poll

    03/03/2009 9:16:59 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 101 replies · 2,988+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/3/09
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama enjoys widespread backing from a frightened American public for his ambitious, front-loaded agenda, a new poll indicates. He is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.
  • Israel can't bomb its way to peace (Mega Barf)

    01/01/2009 11:39:33 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 669+ views
    latimes.com ^ | January 1, 2009 | Rosa Brooks
    It's a new year in an old and bloody world. In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades. Israel has justified its bombardment of Gaza on the grounds that Hamas broke a fragile, temporary cease-fire. The Israeli government is right to consider Hamas' rocket attacks on Israeli civilians inexcusable, but the timing of the Israeli military offensive has more to do with politics than anything else. Ehud Barak, Israel's Labor Party defense minister, and Tzipi Livni, the foreign minister from the centrist Kadima party, are both contenders for prime minister...
  • Conservative Movement: Lacking the Passion to Win?

    11/26/2008 9:04:40 AM PST · by masonking21 · 48 replies · 762+ views
    ALG News ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2008 | Alex Rosenwald
    "Bluntly put, those who refuse to believe that mass media propaganda is not a problem in America today, really need to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. Because if it is not addressed by those in top leadership positions, America could well wind up with one party rule for generations to come."
  • Election spurs 'hundreds' of race threats, crimes

    11/15/2008 12:04:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 111 replies · 2,364+ views
    AP ^ | 15 November 2008 | Jesse Washington
    Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders. There have been "hundreds" of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence...
  • What Are Rich People Thinking? (Rich Obama supporters love paying higher taxes)

    11/10/2008 7:17:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 60 replies · 621+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/10/2008 | Daniel Gross
    For several years, I've been writing about Bushenfreude, the phenomenon of angry yuppies—who've hugely benefited from President Bush's tax cuts—funding angry, populist Democratic campaigns. I've theorized that people who work in financial services and related fields have become so outraged and alienated by the incompetence, crass social conservatism, and repeated insults to the nation's intelligence, of the Bush-era Republican Party, that they're voting with their hearts and heads instead of their wallets. Last week's election was perhaps Bushenfreude's grandest day. As the campaign entered its final weeks, Barack Obama, who pledged to unite the country, singled out one group of...
  • FREEPERS, URGENT: NY TIMES Alters Headline Over Bush Obama Meeting...

    11/09/2008 10:39:52 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 20 replies · 405+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | november 10, 2008 | Drudge
    TACKY: NY TIMES Alters Headline Over Bush Obama Meeting.... Follow the link from Drudge. The NY Times headline as listed in google cache reads "Obama Will Visit Bush, Watching Out for Tacks on Chairs in Oval Office." When you get to the NT Times sight the articles title reads "As the Handoff Begins, a Visit Both Historic and Perhaps Awkward." What kind of juveniles are running the NY Times? Do they really wonder why half the public of this country thinks this paper is bias and in the tank?