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  • Former Obama official confirms Steele dossier was given to State

    02/09/2018 8:49:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    An official at former President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim made by Republicans that former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians. In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth,” former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer says Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between President Trump and Russia. Winer’s op-ed confirms the chain of events Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) detailed in a...
  • Hillary's boys helped Steele write the dossier

    02/09/2018 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Every day, we learn about more corruption on the part of Hillary.  Lying about Benghazi, selling 20% of our uranium to Russia, and using an unsecure email server and lying about it are only the most recent.  We can look back on Whitewater; FBI Filegate; Travelgate; and attacking the female victims of her husband, Bill Clinton.  There is so much corruption that we are becoming numb to more disclosures. The latest is that Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, friends and associates of Hillary and Bill Clinton, supplied information to Christopher Steele for his smear job referred to as a "dossier." Congressman Trey...
  • The Senate Budget Deal Proves Republicans Love Government Spending

    02/09/2018 8:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/09/2018 | Veronique de Rugby
    Warning: This post contains numbers that may upset anyone who dreams of a smaller government. With the Senate budget deal announced yesterday, congressional Republicans have proved that they aren't merely big spenders: They bear primary responsibility for Washington's complete lack of fiscal responsibility. At the same time, they have reaffirmed the fact that bipartisanship means a determination to spend us into oblivion. The bipartisan budget deal that the senators proclaimed so proudly yesterday would add $300 billion over two years to discretionary spending, not counting emergency funds and other add-ons. It would yet again burst the budget caps that Republicans...
  • Confirmed: Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal helped spread Russia collusion fever before...

    02/09/2018 8:34:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/9/18 | William A Jacobson
    The Clintons created a media and law enforcement echo chamber of Russia collusion. Earlier this week we wrote about the possible involvement of Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal in feeding information to Christoper Steele, author of the infamous Clinton/DNC funded dossier. That dossier formed a key part of the FBI’s presentation to the FISA court to obtain a warrant to surveil Carter Page.One of the key links in the Blumenthal-Steele stories was former State Department employee Jonathan Winer: Devin Nunes has a new target: Jonathan Winer, the Obama State Department’s special envoy to Libya, and longtime Senate aide to John...
  • Market experts are starting to see parallels to the financial crisis

    02/09/2018 8:26:01 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 71 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 9 2018 | Dion Rabouin
    To some market analysts and fund managers 2018 is beginning to look like the early days of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. They say it’s not the selloff itself that seems ominously familiar but the underlying causes of the selling. “Part of what brought down the stock market [this week] was very symptomatic and very similar to what happened in the financial crisis,” said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York. “Secured products, leverage and complexity combining to form a selloff. When you look at 2008 a lot of it was there.” Much like in...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! [FReepathon XL]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! 2017 was a great year and, Lord willing, 2018 should be even greater!! Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of the above,...
  • After 61 Years, America’s Busiest Highway Is Almost Complete

    02/09/2018 8:09:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 20, 2018 | Robinson Meyer
    PENNINGTON, N.J.—The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness. Funny, then, that so little has been made of a quiet victory for U.S. infrastructure due later this year. By September 2018, one of the country’s most famous civil-engineering projects will finally complete construction, six decades after work on it began. Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into...
  • US kills more than 100 Assad regime fighters in largest deliberate strike against Syrian forces

    02/09/2018 8:08:07 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 43 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) via Yahoo Noose ^ | February 8, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    The US-led coalition killed more than 100 Assad regime fighters in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said, in the largest deliberate strike carried out by Western forces against pro-Syrian government troops. The coalition said it struck regime fighters with airstrikes and artillery after they launched an "unprovoked attack" against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Western-backed rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria. "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces," a US military official said.
  • Antonio Sabato Jr, gets the best of Joy Behar debating immigration, and she can’t stand it

    02/09/2018 7:58:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 9, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Conservative model, actor, and California Congressional candidate Antonio Sabàto Jr. made an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of The View to discuss a wide range of political topics, so it was only a matter of time before things veered toward the hot topic of the day, immigration. Sabàto is an outspoken Trump-supporter who happens to be a child of Czech and Italian immigrants who legally brought him to the United States when he was 12 years old, but that didn’t stop Joy Behar and the other hens on The View from trying to use that against his positions on border security....
  • Doctor Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for $7 Million Medicare Scheme

    02/09/2018 7:55:46 AM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A New York doctor will be serving 13 years behind bars after being convicted of orchestrating a $7 million Medicare scheme. Brooklyn Federal Judge Dora Irizarry sentenced Dr. Syed Imran Ahmed, 51, to 13 years in federal prison and ordered him to pay more than $14 million in restitution, forfeiture, and fines to the federal government for billing Medicare $7 million for procedures he did not perform,
  • Strzok & Page: Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight

    02/09/2018 7:53:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kif Leswing
    Apple publicly fought the FBI in 2016 over issues related to privacy, encryption, and an iPhone used by a terrorist. Texts between FBI employees released earlier this week give a peek into how some agents saw the battle. In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook. "And what makes me really angry about that Apple...
  • San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents

    02/09/2018 7:50:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 241 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | February 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm | By Len Ramirez
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade. Carole Dabak spent 40 years living in San Jose and now she’s part of the mass exodus that is showing no signs of slowing down. The retired engineer’s packing up and calling it quits about to move to the state of Tennessee. “I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” Dabak said. Of course people come and go from the...
  • Roger Simon: Democrats Are Headed for a World of (Deserved) Hurt

    02/09/2018 7:45:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Roger L Simon
    After years of non-stop virtue signaling as the party of "truth, justice and equality," the Democrats are slowly, inexorably being revealed to be the reverse. They are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism. It has made them blind. So convinced of their own righteousness were they that it allowed them to participate in, even instigate, the subversion of our justice system to the extent of lying to and deceiving a FISA court in the name of what they assumed was "good." They did this in concert with people who claimed to be Republicans or "independents" working...
  • Principal comes out as transgender

    02/09/2018 7:35:56 AM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    Salemnews.com ^ | 02/09/2018 | Paul Leighton
    SWAMPSCOTT — An elementary school principal announced Tuesday that he is transgender and plans to start identifying and presenting himself as female. Stanley School Principal Tom Daniels made the announcement in a letter to members of the school community. He said he will begin using his middle name, Shannon. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said she applauded Daniels' decision and admired his "courage, honesty and transparency." Daniels asked that he be called "Principal Daniels" and said the pronouns "he," "she" and "they" are all acceptable.
  • China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean

    02/09/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 February, 2018 | Minnie Chan
    China is developing sea-based anti-missile systems and plans to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to military experts. The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of its ground-based mid-course defence system on Monday. Testing of the anti-ballistic missile system that could shield China from a ballistic missile attack is part of efforts to catch up with the top nuclear nations with anti-missile technology, the United States and Russia. China previously carried out tests of the system in 2010 and 2013. Beijing is also working on a sea-based system for the Asia-Pacific...
  • There's So Much Smoke. Why Worry About a Fire?

    02/09/2018 7:16:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    What are we to make of the GOP and Democrats' dueling scandal wars? So much information, so little time. We'll have to wait until special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation to be sure, but I don't believe there's any credible evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to affect the presidential election. On the other hand, though I was initially skeptical that the investigations into the Democratic scandals would produce much, I've changed my mind. I know I'm biased, but after having studied the voluminous information more thoroughly, I'm convinced there is an alarming amount of evidence of misconduct....
  • The Super Hind Mk.III Could Be the Best Mi-24 Ever

    02/09/2018 7:16:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 6, 2018 | Tom Cooper
    Some 50 air forces and air arms around the world operate different variants of the famous Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. Market for upgrades of this type is therefore huge – and the competition is correspondingly fierce. The best-known upgrades for Mi-24s are offered by different Russian and Czech companies, but also by the Israeli Aircraft Industries, WZL in Poland and SAGEM in France. However, one of the least-well-known yet biggest and most successful upgrades of Mi-24s ever was launched by the South African company called Advanced Technologies and Engineering. The Super Hind upgrade in question resulted in spectacular modifications...
  • Armed Black Hawk Completes Qualification

    02/09/2018 7:10:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN online ^ | February 6, 2018 | David Donald
    The UAE is the launch customer for Sikorsky's armed Black Hawk. Sikorsky (a unit of Lockheed Martin, Chalet CS02) has completed the six-year development and qualification program for its weaponization kit, tailored for the S-70i/UH-60M Black Hawk. The qualification involved around two years of live firing trials conducted at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Using the Black Hawk’s existing digital avionics, the kit allows a range of weaponry to be launched and fired, including precision-guided Hellfire missiles and laser-guided rockets. The system also provides accurate aiming for unguided weapons such as Hydra 70 rockets carried in seven- or 19-round...
  • California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 7:10:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 9, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - - The California Legislature's widening sexual misconduct scandal now includes allegations against a Democratic lawmaker known for her fierce advocacy on women's issues, including an anti-sexual harassment movement that began sweeping the Capitol last fall. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said Thursday she'll fully cooperate with an investigation into an allegation she groped a 25-year-old man who worked for another lawmaker in 2014. Daniel Fierro alleges that she stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in the dugout after a legislative softball game. Garcia said she doesn't recall the incident.
  • Sudden FBI departures indicate that the jig is up

    02/09/2018 7:03:59 AM PST · by pgkdan · 102 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/09/18 | Thomas Lifson
    Choose your metaphor: rats leaving a sinking ship, cockroaches scurrying away from the light, or maybe just people cutting deals to save their butts. Yesterday saw the FBI fan feculated. The blandness of this Politico story, titled "Two more officials cited in FBI texts step down," conceals really, really big news. The jig is up. Each of the "officials" who is "stepping down" is leaving under duress and likely facing serious legal consequences for acts that have been disclosed – acts that go to the heart of the fraudulent application for the Page FISA warrant and the obstruction of justice...