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  • Comey misstated key Clinton email evidence at hearing, say people close to investigation

    05/09/2017 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2017 | By Devlin Barrett
    FBI Director James B. Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the inquiry. In defending the probe, Comey offered seemingly new details to underscore the seriousness of the situation FBI agents faced last fall when they discovered thousands of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s emails on the computer of her husband, Anthony Weiner. “Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said, adding later, “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him...
  • Trump, Hill GOP fret about fallout from repealing Obamacare so quickly

    01/10/2017 10:38:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 10. 2017 | Kelsey Snell, Sean Sullivan and Amy Goldstein
    After years of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republicans are balking at the prospect of doing so quickly without a firm plan to replace it. As the Senate begins voting Wednesday on a path to eliminate the landmark health-care bill, some Republicans are worried about the political fallout and uncertainty of starting to roll back Obamacare without knowing how the process will end.
  • Debate: Media in desperate frenzy to sell the idea of 'Hillary's big win'

    09/27/2016 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Pssst! It didn't happen. If you’ve tuned into any of the big news outlets this morning, you’ve no doubt heard some talking head yakking about “Hillary’s big win.” If all you heard were the mainstream reviews, you’d think Clinton crushed her opponent in one of debate history’s most epic beat downs. They’ve basically gone wall-to-wall with tales of their queen’s decisive victory over an unprepared dullard. The thing is; if she really did that well, they wouldn’t need to be work so hard to sell you on it.
  • Just what we expected: backpedaling the Congressional win

    11/06/2014 5:41:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The new 114th Congress must be dogged by their constituents to follow-through with the demands of the People whom they were elected to serve. Half measures won't do. Election night wasn’t even over before the pundits began piecemealing the republican win into acceptable bite-size legislation that the new Congress should pass to avoid rocking the boat. What is wrong with this analysis? Fact—Americans are fed-up with the dismal economic performance resulting from President Obama’s failed shovel-ready and handout policies. (Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers, welfare reform’s reform, HARP, etc.) Fact—The country is appalled by the crippling increase of their health insurance...
  • Health officials struggle to control the media narrative about Ebola

    10/12/2014 7:03:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration is battling for control of the media narrative about Ebola as conditions worsen in West Africa and fears of an outbreak mount in the United States. Health officials insist the virus will be contained and stress the potential for infection is remote. While Ebola is frightening, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, health officials "know how to stop it."
  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit – Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith Leaders”

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons.   The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be that President Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers.  Along with “faith based” advocates who are helping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors, and the larger “border crisis”.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling our President of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • Are Sandyhook disbelievers barred from FR ?

    02/08/2013 8:28:52 AM PST · by knarf · 142 replies
    various and youtube ^ | February 8, 2013 | knarf, various youtube
    I looked and saw no crazy threads disbelieving Sandyhook
  • Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press

    09/18/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/18/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency. Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler...
  • Despite Media Hype, No Bounce for Obama in Swing States

    09/10/2012 5:03:10 PM PDT · by bronxville · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-10-2012 | William Bigelow
    Whatever bounce Obama got was in the blue states. In the swing states, it’s still way too close to call. Today’s Rasmussen poll results show that in the eleven swing states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, which total 145 electoral votes, it’s Obama 46% and Romney 45%. In 2008, Obama won these states 53% to 46%. So how does the MSM try to spin the evidence so Obama looks like he’s unbeatable? Let’s look at Ohio, for example. Politico reported (using uncredited sources, of course), that Ohio is lost for...
  • The Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking? ,scrutinising backgrounds and political connections

    07/17/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 12, 2012 | Charlie Skelton
    The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … A nightmare is unfolding across Syria, in the homes of al-Heffa and the streets of Houla. And we all know how the story ends: with thousands of soldiers and civilians killed, towns and families destroyed, and President Assad beaten to death in a ditch. This is the story of the Syrian war, but there is another story to be told. A tale less bloody, but nevertheless important. This is a story about the...
  • Gingrich's Main Backer Plays Two Angles (Report: Adelson after Rick)

    02/14/2012 5:07:46 PM PST · by VinL · 141 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-14-12 | Mundy
    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, by far the biggest financial backer of Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, is preparing to open his wallet again. But this time, the casino magnate appears to have more than one agenda. In a bit of political chess, Mr. Adelson is ready to not only directly support the former House speaker in the Republican primary, but to use his cash to push Rick Santorum from his position atop the latest national polls, according to people to have discussed the matter with Mr. Adelson. Enlarge Image ADELSON ADELSON Las Vegas Review-Journal/Associated Press Sheldon Adelson, shown with his wife, Miriam,...
  • Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

    11/16/2011 5:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Gregory J. Krieg
    Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.” At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.” Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole...
  • Syria crisis: Iran's Ahmadinejad criticises killings

    10/22/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | BBC
    In his most outspoken comments yet, Mr Ahmadinejad told CNN: "Nobody has the right to kill others, neither the government nor its opponents." He said Iran would encourage all sides to reach an understanding, but warned the US not to intervene in Syria. Syria has close ties with Iran, which suppressed its own protests in 2009. Iran has also put down or prevented about a dozen protests since the wave of anti-government uprisings in the Middle East began earlier this year...
  • Obama Falsely Claims Audience Booed Gay Soldier at Fundraiser

    10/02/2011 11:57:11 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Septembr 25, 2011 | Dana Loesch
    Even after it was thoroughly debunked, Obama mentioned it anyway to drum up dollars at his ritzy $35,800 per plate Facebook fundraiser tonight. Jake Tapper and Ed Henry live-Tweeted the speech... An individual, via those in attendance, hollered at the health care story and the audience rebuked them. Two men booed the gotcha question posed by a gay soldier and they were so strongly rebuked for booing that the audience’s hisses and shushes overpowered the volume of the rude men’s outburst. I’d say that the President “grossly misstated” the true nature of these incidents, but that would be inaccurate. It...
  • L.A. Times: The real Ronald Reagan may not meet today's GOP standards

    09/07/2011 7:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    When the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, one thing seems certain: Lavish tribute will be paid to Ronald Reagan. That is fitting: The event is being held at Reagan's presidential library and burial ground, high on a bluff overlooking the Santa Susana Mountains. It's also smart politics. Reagan has become a sainted figure within the GOP who, not incidentally, is the most successful and popular of the party's modern presidents. But the Reagan reverie will doubtless overlook much of the Reagan reality. As president, the conservative icon approved several tax increases to deal with...
  • Rick Perry: Middle Income Americans Don't Pay Enough Income Taxes [leftist spin, ie, lie]

    08/22/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Graneros · 200 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/18/2011 | Len Burman
    I’ve been blissfully off the grid for the past few days, cycling in Western New York. (Allegany State Park is absolutely gorgeous. Made me be glad to be paying taxes in New York State.) I could forget about the debt ceiling fiasco, 9 percent unemployment, the tea party, runaway health spending, global warming, the NBA lockout… But back in the real world, I learn from newly minted GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry what’s wrong with America—that middle income Americans don’t pay enough taxes. Really. We’re dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income...
  • AP Claims Bush Tax Cuts Caused National Debt to Grow by $1.6 Trillion

    07/18/2011 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Newbussters.org ^ | July 17, 2011 | 15:43 | Tom Blumer |
    In an unbylined update of the latest developments in the budget-tax-spending-debt ceiling discussions in Washington this morning, the Associated Press committed several blunders in attempting to explain what's going on and how we got to where we are. First and foremost was its list identifying "contributors" to the $8.5 trillion growth in the national debt since 2001. Here's the AP's you-can't make-this-up, Comedy Central-worthy list of debt contributors: Q: How did the debt grow from $5.8 trillion in 2001 to its current $14.3 trillion? A: The biggest contributors to the nearly $9 trillion increase over a decade were: - 2001...
  • When Tragedy Strikes: America's Ministry of Misinformation Goes Full Stride Against The Right

    01/11/2011 1:54:32 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 5 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 011011 | Barry Secrest
    Amidst all of this carnage were conflicting reports of the lone gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, and consternatingly, his "seeming" political affiliations. The Associated Press Spin In fact, when reports first came out from the Mainstream Media, the initial buzz seemed pinned to the fact that Loughner, who actually survived his mass killing spree, was ex-military and an anti-Government Tea Party "radical," which quickly proved to be totally wrong despite continuing attempts to imply those same connections throughout the night and into the early morning hours. For example, in an article from the Associated Press, Reporters Terry Tang, Amanda Lee Myers...
  • Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]

    09/12/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 239 replies · 1+ views
    (CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthiest 3% of earners, objected to charges by President Obama that Republicans are holding tax breaks for the bottom 97% of earners hostage unless the wealthiest also get an extension. In a pre-taped interview to appear on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were "the only option," he would support it. The Congressional Budget Office has...
  • State of alert throughout Israel. "Brink of war or new Intifada"

    05/31/2010 5:54:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,051+ views
    Asia News ^ | 5/31/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - Israeli police and security forces have raised a state of alert across the country after the attack on a group of ships off the coast of Gaza, leading to at least 19 dead and dozens injured (see Israel attacks ships carrying aid to Gaza. At least 10 dead). An Israeli policeman tells AsiaNews that "We are on the brink of war or a new Intifada."Here and there in Israel, particularly in Nazareth, there are demonstrations against the attack on the ships carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, forcing the Israeli blockade on the Strip....