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  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 ďspecial agentsĒ to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. ďProtecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,Ē said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Armyís Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/19/2016 7:57:56 AM PDT · by chuckee · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2016
    After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. Itís time to scale back the federal arsenal. Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services ďSpecial Office of Inspector General AgentsĒ being trained by the Armyís Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these...
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services ďSpecial Office of Inspector General AgentsĒ being trained by the Armyís Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/17/2016 5:52:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tom Coburn and Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services ďSpecial Office of Inspector General AgentsĒ being trained by the Armyís Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • The Donald and the Demagogues (Wall Street Journal)

    09/02/2015 6:09:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 31, 2015 | By Bret Stephens
    Trump is Americaís answer to Hugo ChŠvez. If by now you donít find Donald Trump appalling, youíre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumpís pubescent jokes about Rosie OíDonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahamís low poll numbers and didnít cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new airports in Queens the way they build them in Qatar, you should be sent to join the millions of forced laborers who...
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Fosterís death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of ďThe First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.Ē Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Fosterís death...
  • Hillary Clintonís VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journalís Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency ó but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary JuliŠn Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

    06/12/2016 4:13:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies ^ | Beth Reinhard
    Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging: the scripted candidate who affirms conservative ideals and attacks presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the free-wheeling headliner at rallies who seems willing to hurl insults at any and all, even within his own party. The latter public version of Mr. Trump showed up on Saturday at campaign stops in Tampa, Fl., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offering a stark contrast from the more-restrained...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when [tr]

    06/02/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton 'triggered' his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life. Vince Foster's suicide has been the focus of much speculation since he shot...
  • WSJ's Bret Stephens: Trump Must Lose So Badly That the GOP Voters 'Learn Their Lesson'

    05/30/2016 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 127 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 29, 2016 | sam Reisman
    Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria Sunday afternoon, Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens said that it was important for Donald Trump to lose the general election so utterly that the Republican party and its voters "learn their lesson" and never nominate someone like him ever again. Stephens has been one of Trump's most outspoken conservative critics, writing in March, for instance, that Trump is essentially an amplified version of Barack Obama. Both men were "epic narcissists who see themselves as singularly suited to redeem an America that is not only imperfect but fundamentally broken," he wrote. "The candidacy of Donald Trump...
  • WSJís Stephen: Trump Must Be ĎDecisively Rebukedí So Republican Voters ĎLearn Their Lessoní

    05/30/2016 4:49:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNís ďFareed Zakaria GPS,Ē The Wall Street Journalís deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens argued against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpís candidacy and said he must be ďdecisively rebukedĒ to the point that it will teach Republican voters a ďlesson".
  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled ďHow Obama Gets Away With It.Ē He suggested ďUsually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executiveís record is a major campaign issue.Ē But Obamaís record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didnít want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. Ö
  • The Man Who Might Lead Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Really Into UFOs

    01/15/2015 8:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The Business Insider ^ | January 15, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Hillary Clinton's expected campaign chairman has an eclectic record that includes UFO advocacy and having to apologize for comparing Republicans to killer cultists. John Podesta, a senior White House aide, will leave his government job in February for Clinton's campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. "The precise role Mr. Podesta would play in a Clinton campaign is unclear. People familiar with discussions said he likely would be campaign chairman, should she decide to run," The Journal reported. Despite the ambiguity, it is clear from additional reports that Podesta is expected to at least hold a "senior title" in Clinton's...
  • Donald Trump Hits Back at David Cameron and London Mayor Sadiq Khan

    05/16/2016 8:20:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 144 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 16, 2016 | Jenny Gross
    LONDONóDonald Trump said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron if he becomes the next U.S. president because of Mr. Cameronís earlier criticism of him. ďIt looks like weíre not going to have a very good relationship, who knows,Ē Mr. Trump said in an interview with ITV News, which aired Monday. Mr. Cameronís spokesman responded that the prime minister stood by earlier comments that Mr. Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, was ďdivisive, stupid and wrongĒ for calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. He also said criticism from Sadiq...
  • The Clinton sleaze never ends

    05/16/2016 5:48:18 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies ^ | 05/15/2016 | By Post Editorial Board
    In most cases, news that a major presidential candidateís family charity doled out millions to a for-profit company controlled by the candidateís longtime friends would be raising lots of eyebrows. But this is Bill and Hillary weíre talking about. So itís just the latest in a long list of disclosures about the slush fund that operates publicly as the Clinton Foundation. The foundation is deeply intertwined with the massive wealth theyíve accumulated in the past 15 years ó even as its donors have themselves reaped enormous benefits. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the foundation in 2010 committed $2...
  • The Rolling Stonesí Guide to Business Success

    05/08/2016 4:06:55 AM PDT · by Cecily · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2016 | Rich Cohen
    The greatness of the Rolling Stonesóthat stunning library of guitar licks and lyrics, the decades of tabloid feuds and imbroglios, the packed stadiumsóobscures a more interesting fact: For the past 50-plus years, this band, formed in a London pub in 1962, has been among the most dynamic, profitable and durable corporations in the world. In the course of my lifelong study of the worldís greatest rock band, Iíve come away with five lessonsóstrategies that any CEO or entrepreneur should keep in mind while playing the long game. Choose the right name. The band was originally called Little Boy Blue and...
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the Ďrational choiceí theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the Ďrational choiceí theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOPís primary madness. Go to the source:
  • Trumpís Ascent Has Conservatives Wary

    05/06/2016 11:21:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Gerald F. Seib
    As Donald Trump emerged victorious in the race for the Republican presidential nomination this week, the loudest cries of anguish heard in Washington may well have come from one section of his own partyófrom those in its conservative movement. ďConservatives had their party hijacked from them in the 2016 primaries,Ē wrote Jonathan S. Tobin in Commentary, a leading platform for conservatives. He added: ďThe consequences for individual liberty and restraint of government power, not to mention Americaís foreign-policy interests, will be incalculable.Ē Meanwhile, Leon H. Wolf, writing on the conservative site, proposed what many conservatives would consider a radical...
  • Why Six Swing-State GOP Senators Are in Trouble Ė And How They Can Survive

    04/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    In a complicated political season, nobody has more complications to worry about than the half-dozen Republican senators seeking re-election in tight, swing-state contests. Those senatorsĖhailing from Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolinaóare being buffeted by big forces largely out of their control as they try to hang onto their seats. Their fate will determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, where they currently have a 54-46 advantage. The predicament of these GOP senators comes into clearer focus in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, completed just last week, which helps crystallize three big complications they...
  • Let Me Ask America a Question (Trump open letter WSJ)

    04/15/2016 5:20:33 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 162 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2016 | Donald Trump
    On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an ďelectionĒ without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred. A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined. In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. ďThese are the rules,Ē we were told over and over again. If the ďrulesĒ can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end...
  • Trumpís Plan to Win Conservative Support

    04/13/2016 1:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    Newt Gingrich has been a friend of Donald Trumpís for the past decade. He hasnít endorsed Mr. Trumpís presidential bid, but they talk frequently. Mr. Trump is anti-left wing and anti-political correctness, Mr. Gingrich says, while acknowledging this: Mr. Trump is not a conservative....
  • Will Trump Drop Out?

    04/06/2016 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 250 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/06/2016 | James Taranto
    ď[Donald] Trumpís second-place finish to Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) in Tuesdayís Wisconsin Republican primary may represent no ordinary setback,Ē write the Washington Postís Karen Tumulty, Jose A. DelReal and Robert Costa. ďIt appears to be a pivot pointóalthough it has yet to be seen whether the trajectory from here points downward or upward.Ē ~snip~ The last time he faced the prospect of venturing into hostile territoryówhen his rally in Chicago was overrun by left-wing disruptorsóhe ended up bugging out. If he fails to secure a majority of delegates, perhaps rather than endure defeat in Cleveland he will find a way...
  • The Odds Rise of a Democratic Victory

    04/06/2016 6:34:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2016 | William A. Galston
    The Odds Rise of a Democratic Victory William A. Galston While all eyes have been turned toward the dramatic nominating contests in both political parties, the fundamentals that will shape the general-election contest have been shifting toward the Democrats. Candidates seeking to succeed a two-term incumbent of their own party face an uphill battle. All other things being equal, political scientists find, such candidates can expect to fall short of the incumbentsí re-election vote share by at least 4 percentage points. Applied to the 2012 results, this metric would yield a 47% share for this yearís Democratic nominee. On the...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruzís Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick OíConnor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • Wall Street Journal calls on Trump to release tax returns

    02/19/2016 5:26:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Greg Nash The Wall Street Journal is calling on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to release his tax returns by the end of the month. The newspaper's conservative-leaning editorial board wrote Friday that Trump must prove he is as successful in the business world as he says he is. "One of Donald Trump's claims to presidential competence is his business and financial success, and so he should want voters to see the proof beyond the gilded staircases," they wrote. "He could enhance his credibility on the point by releasing his tax returns." The Journal catalogued Trump's repeated dodges on...
  • Donald Trump's Lead Slashed in South Carolina: Poll [Here We Go Again]

    02/19/2016 4:05:57 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 45 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 2/19/16 | Mike Murray
    Donald Trump is now leading Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary by 5 points ‚ÄĒ down from his 16-point lead in the state a month ago, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Trump gets support from 28 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the state, while Ted Cruz gets 23 percent. They're followed by Marco Rubio at 15 percent, Jeb Bush at 13 percent, and John Kasich and Ben Carson at 9 percent each. Find the full GOP poll results from South Carolina here. In the January NBC/WSJ/Marist poll ‚ÄĒ conducted before this month's Iowa...
  • National Poll Surprise! Cruz Tops Trump

    02/17/2016 7:10:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 113 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 17, 2016
    In an NBC/WSJ poll released today, Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by two points nationally. Cruz has 28 percent to Trump‚Äôs 26 percent. Rubio is third with 17 percent, followed by Kasich at 11, Carson at 10, and Bush in last place at 4 percent. ‚ÄúThe results from the poll -- conducted after Trump's victory in New Hampshire, as well as after Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina -- are a significant reversal from last month, when Trump held a 13-point lead over Cruz, 33 percent to 20 percent.‚ÄĚ Donald Trump has polled first in 31 consecutive national polls since...
  • Oakland‚Äôs Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels

    01/28/2016 8:17:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work. We are disappointed and offended. It's completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work. The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice. We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties...
  • Socialism Gets a Second Life

    01/28/2016 5:38:22 PM PST · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    I was watching Bernie Sanders speak last week at a town hall in Bedford when an early intuition became a conviction: Take Mr. Sanders seriously. He is not just another antic presence in Crazy Year 2016. His rise signifies a major shift within the Democratic Party. *** ‚ÄúLet me disabuse you,‚ÄĚ Mr. Sanders says to those who think he cannot win. He quotes New Hampshire polls, where he‚Äôs way ahead. He can defeat Donald Trump, he says. Then the meat. He described America as a place of broad suffering‚ÄĒ‚Äústudent debt,‚ÄĚ ‚Äútwo-job families‚ÄĚ with strained marriages and insufficient child care, ‚Äúthe...
  • Bush Betrays Egypt's Democrats. For What?

    05/30/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2006 | Bret Stephens
    CAIRO -- In Washington this month, George Bush met with Gamal Mubarak, heir apparent to the Egyptian throne, and sent regards to Mr. Mubarak's father, President Hosni Mubarak. The House Appropriations Committee turned back an effort by Wisconsin Democrat David Obey to withhold a fraction of Egypt's $1.7 billion annual aid allocation. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned that any cuts would damage a "strategic partnership" that is "a cornerstone of U.S. policy in the Middle East." Also this month, in Cairo, pro-democracy activists such as 39-year-old Ahmed Salah of the Egyptian Movement for Change and dozens of his colleagues...
  • George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

    12/24/2015 12:29:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As the end of the year approaches, Donald Trump is solidly ensconced at the top of the Republican polls nationally. The man just behind him? Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , an establishment bugaboo. The establishment’s favorite candidate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , is currently running far behind in national polling, a distant third in Iowa, and in a deadlock with Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for second in New Hampshire. Panic time. So, here’s the establishment roundup for Christmas week. If You Support Donald Trump, You Want to Lose. Earlier this week, Bret Stephens of The...
  • Poll: Cruz beats Trump head-to-head

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would beat rival Donald Trump in a theoretical head-to-head matchup, a new national poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows. However, among all GOP candidates, Trump still holds a commanding lead as the first choice of 33 percent support nationally. Cruz takes second, with 20 percent.
  • Russia‚Äôs Director of Military Intelligence Dies Unexpectedly

    01/04/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Paul Sonne
    MOSCOW‚ÄĒThe director of Russia‚Äôs military intelligence agency has died unexpectedly, according to a short statement released Monday on the Kremlin website, which didn't specify the cause of his death. Col. Gen. Igor Sergun had run the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia‚Äôs General Staff, known as the GRU, since late 2011. He was 58 years old. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a statement released to the Interfax news agency, said Col. Gen. Sergun died suddenly on Sunday. Mr. Shoigu‚Äôs statement offered no additional details.
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Mark Levin shreds Wall Street Journal: 'Delusional. Unprincipled. Cronies.'

    12/22/2015 1:57:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Talk radio megastar Mark Levin signed off for the year with a double-barrelled blast at the Wall Street Journal for suggesting that conservative infighting will make Hillary Clinton the next president. In a Facebook post, Levin said the final straw for him was a WSJ column about Clinton under the headline, "Let's Elect Hillary Now. We want a president we can loathe all of the time -- not support some of the time."
  • Ted Cruz tackles the Wall Street Journal

    12/21/2015 7:07:06 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/15 | Kyle Cheney and Hadas Gold
    The paper's conservative editorial board says he's disingenuous and demagogic. The senator says the paper is shilling for Marco Rubio. When tea party upstart Ted Cruz began his ascent in 2012, The Wall Street Journal's editorial board saw enough promise to hint at a new era of GOP reform politics.But it didn't take long for the influential opinion page to sour on the Texas senator. Within months after Cruz was sworn in to office, the Journal was castigating him for his tone and tactics - along with his naked pursuit of the presidency just months after joining the Senate -...
  • Trump and the Goodfellas [Wall St. J. Editorial]

    12/12/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | December 11, 2015
    Trump and the Goodfellas The presidential candidate says he didn‚Äôt know he was doing business with the mob. Dec. 11, 2015 Donald Trump says he‚Äôll succeed as President because he has succeeded in business, so it‚Äôs appropriate to scour his business record. One area in particular that deserves scrutiny is his business relationship with companies controlled by the Mafia. The reporting on this has so far been scanty, and we have no new revelations. But Mr. Trump was active in construction in the 1980s, when federal racketeering cases highlighted the influence that a ‚Äúclub‚ÄĚ of mobsters exerted over large construction...
  • Ted Cruz: Wall Street Journal Should Change Name to 'The Marco Rubio for President Newspaper'

    12/11/2015 5:29:27 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-11-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Ted Cruz appeared on MSNBC yesterday, where Joe Scarborough interviewed him about a host of issues. One of them: the Wall Street Journal's attacks on the Senator and his policy proposals. "Mr. Cruz is Syrian NSA gambit seem intended to signal to Rand Paul and Donald Trump supporters that he should be their number two choice. Perhaps it'll work as primary politics. But the positions and the opportunism don’t speak well of his judgment as a potential commander in chief." Cruz's response was both 100% correct and brilliant. First he dealt with the statement that the WSJ is considered to...
  • Ted Cruz slams WSJ for negative editorial

    12/10/2015 6:28:17 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid into The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, remarking upon its support for amnesty that it should change its "header to the Marco Rubio for President Newspaper" for the next three months.In an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" taped Wednesday and aired in segments Thursday morning, co-host Joe Scarborough brought up a Dec. 2 editorial in which The Wall Street Journal called out his positions on Syria and his opposition of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency."Mr. Cruz's Syria and NSA gambits seem intended to signal to Rand Paul...
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Yemen Blast

    12/06/2015 1:12:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 Dec, 2015 | MOHAMMED AL-KIBSI
    Islamic State has claimed a bombing in Yemen that killed the governor of the port city of Aden on Sunday, underlining the growing reach of terror groups amid an eight-month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
  • DONALD TRUMP: The 'dummies' at The Wall Street Journal owe me an apology

    11/12/2015 3:10:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2015 | Colin Campbell and Brett LoGiurato
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Business Insider on Thursday that he is demanding a formal apology from The Wall Street Journal for an editorial that panned his free-trade policies. "In other words, they said, 'Donald Trump made a mistake in his speech.' And I didn't. It was said perfectly," the real-estate mogul said during an interview at his Trump Tower office. "And when you read my transcript ‚ÄĒ that's the transcript of my speech," he said, handing out a typed copy of his debate remarks, "it's perfect. So now we've demanded an apology from The Wall Street Journal." The...
  • Trump picks fight with WSJ editorial board

    11/12/2015 6:31:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/15 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump has a new media adversary: The Wall Street Journal editorial board. On Wednesday evening, the Journal published a piece titled "The GOP on Economics," critiquing the candidates' policies and remarks during Tuesday night's debate, which the publication co-sponsored with Fox Business. In particular, the article mentioned that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had corrected Trump when he appeared to imply that China is a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. In its editorial, the board wrote: "Mr. Trump said on these pages Tuesday that he would label China a currency manipulator on his first day as President, triggering...
  • Gerry Baker and the Anti-CNBC Debate (Historical First: Foreigner moderates US Presidential debate)

    11/10/2015 1:26:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/15 | JONATHAN V. LAST
    A historical first? Tonight's debates on Fox Business should be notable for a number of reasons: -snip- And finally there's this bit of trivia: To the best of my knowledge, tonight will mark the first time a Brit has moderated a GOP presidential debate. The Brit in question is Gerard Baker. I suspect that a lot of people who know Baker from his role as editor of the Wall Street Journal will be surprised when they hear his accent tonight. I've known Gerry since he first started writing for THE WEEKLY STANDARD and two things occur to me about his...

    11/10/2015 11:52:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | Tony Lee
    On Tuesday's Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM ET on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), one of the nation's top immigration experts said GOP presidential candidates and debate moderators never want to discuss how many legal immigrants America should actually admit. Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that though only 7% of the country is calling for an increase in legal immigration, "everyone that's wandering the halls of Congress out here in D.C. is lobbying for more, more, more immigration at all costs." -snip- Feere also pointed out that one...
  • Who Is Gerard Baker? A Quick Guide to Fox Business Network Moderator for GOP Debate

    11/10/2015 7:01:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Mic ^ | 11/10/15 | Liz Rowley
    The fourth Republican debate ahead of the 2016 presidential election is scheduled to kick off Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. Eastern. Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal will co-host the debate, which will take place at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee. On the bill of moderators alongside Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo and Fox News' head business correspondent Neil Cavuto is Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal. Here's everything to know about Baker ahead of the debate: Appointed editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal in 2013, Baker has had a long, distinguished career as a...
  • How Long Has Gerard Baker Been 'Wall Street Journal' Editor-In-Chief? The GOP Debate Moderator Was

    11/09/2015 9:39:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Bustle ^ | 11/9/15 | JOSEPH D. LYONS
    How Long Has Gerard Baker Been 'Wall Street Journal' Editor-In-Chief? The GOP Debate Moderator Was Promoted During A Shake-Up. The fourth Republican presidential debate airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox Business and will be moderated by some of financial news' heavy hitters. The Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker will be joining the Fox Business personalities Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto as a moderator. Baker has been the editor-in-chief at The Wall Street Journal since 2013. He has been at the paper a bit longer, though: He made his move to the WSJ in 2009; he started off...
  • Fox Business Channel Star Maria Bartiromo to GOP Candidates: Grow Up (Rove talking points)

    11/09/2015 5:38:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/9/15 | Lloyd Grove
    Despite all the Republican griping over CNBC's presidential debate, Maria Bartiromo says any question will be ‚Äėfair game‚Äô in Milwaukee on Tuesday. -snip- Bartiromo will share moderating duties with Fox Business and Fox News anchor/executive Neil Cavuto and Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker-will ostensibly focus on the economy, jobs, and business, but will also touch on the news of the day, such as whether or not Dr. Carson has misrepresented aspects of his youth (knife fights? West Point scholarship?) in the stories he likes to tell about his coming of age.
  • Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Republican debate (Mod Gerard Baker not a US citizen!)

    11/08/2015 12:44:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/15 | NOAH WEILAND
    When is the next Republican presidential debate? The fourth Republican presidential debate will be Tuesday, November 10th, live from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -snip- Who will moderate the debate? There will be three moderators: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker. Before Cavuto was a Fox News staple (he hosts a show every afternoon at 4 PM), he interned in Jimmy Carter’s White House.