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  • Fed probe into House technology worker Imran Awan yields intrigue, no evidence of espionage

    09/17/2017 5:40:38 AM PDT · by wtd · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2017 | Shawn Boburg
    Federal probe into House technology worker Imran Awan yields intrigue, no evidence of espionageImran Awan, a technology worker in Congress for 13 years, is the subject of a federal investigation that has become a lightning rod for some conservatives. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)In late September 2016, leaders in the House of Representatives met behind closed doors for briefings on a closely held investigation into a group of computer technicians working on Capitol Hill. Investigators with the Inspector General’s Office had been quietly tracking the five IT workers’ digital footprints for months. They were alarmed by what they saw....
  • How Russia quietly undercuts sanctions intended to stop North Korea’s nuclear program

    09/12/2017 7:22:51 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11 2017 | Joby Warrick
    Russian smugglers are scurrying to the aid of North Korea with shipments of petroleum and other vital supplies that could help that country weather harsh new economic sanctions, U.S. officials say in an assessment that casts further doubt on whether financial measures alone can force dictator Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear weapons program. The spike in Russian exports is occurring as China — by far North Korea’s biggest trading partner — is beginning to dramatically ratchet up the economic pressure on its troublesome neighbor in the face of provocative behavior such as last week’s test of a powerful...
  • Legal challenge to Arpaio pardon begins (Wait...what?)

    08/30/2017 11:55:43 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 146 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 30, 2017 | Jennifer Rubin
    After President Trump’s pardon of ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order designed to stop the violation of the constitutional rights of suspected illegal immigrants, conventional wisdom — and certainly the Trump administration — would have us believe that Trump’s pardon powers are unlimited. However, never before has someone stretched the pardon power so beyond its original intent. Trump has now drawn scrutiny not simply from critics of his racist rhetoric but from the court itself. The Arizona Republic Reports: U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton canceled former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s upcoming...
  • Howard University Hates Diversity

    08/29/2017 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    New rule from our friends on the authoritarian left: If you're going to publicly support President Trump, you better be careful where you do it. Only in the comfort of your home, says the Black Entertainment Television website. "In light of recent events," it intoned on Monday, "Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' hats have become taboo to wear in public." The BET website was writing about an incident last Saturday in which two white teens from Pennsylvania in town for a field trip went into the Howard University cafeteria for lunch wearing pro-Trump paraphernalia. Both had MAGA hats they...
  • Neil Gorsuch doesn’t seem to care much about impartiality after all

    08/21/2017 2:24:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Wydra
    At his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in March, then-Judge Neil M. Gorsuch spoke to Sen. Richard Blumenthal with grave sincerity, saying, “Senator, the independence and integrity of the judiciary is in my bones.” To Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, he promised: “I do take seriously impartiality and the appearance of impartiality.” As the saying goes, however, actions speak louder than words. Now that Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, his actions are beginning to bring his commitment to integrity and impartiality into sharper focus: It was recently revealed that the justice has agreed to speak to a conservative group at...
  • Who are the antifa? President Trump equated them with white supremacists. Here's why he’s wrong.

    08/17/2017 6:40:17 PM PDT · by Hadean · 117 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | Mark Bray
    First bursting into the headlines when they shut down far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in February at the University of California at Berkeley, antifascists again captivated the public imagination by battling the fascists assembled at the “Unite the Right” white power rally in Charlottesville. But what is antifa? Where did it come from? Militant anti-fascist or “antifa” (pronounced ANtifa) is a radical pan-leftist politics of social revolution applied to fighting the far right. Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists who reject turning to the police or the state to halt the advance of white supremacy. Instead they advocate popular...
  • Analysis- Trump puts a fine point on it: He sides with the alt-right in Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 6:41:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-15-17 | Philip Bump
    It was inevitable that President Trump’s brief news conference on Tuesday concerning national infrastructure would, instead, be redirected to a discussion of the violent protest in Charlottesville this past weekend and his delayed criticism of the racist and pro-Nazi groups that were central to it. It did not seem inevitable, though, that Trump’s responses to questions about those protests would cement as correct the general interpretation of his first comments on the matter: He’s sympathetic to the goals of the men who marched Saturday night carrying Confederate and Nazi flags — and even to the “peaceful” torchlight protest on Friday...
  • Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

    08/15/2017 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Darryl Fears and Steven Mufson
    Excellent!and flood dangers. Speaking in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Trump said that the approval process for projects was “badly broken” and that the nation’s infrastructure was a “massive self-inflicted wound on our country.” Trump said that “no longer” would there be “one job-killing delay after another” for new projects. But he did not provide any proposal on how his much-promised infrastructure program would be financed or what it would include.
  • Washington Post: Global Warming Forces Farmers in India to Commit Suicide

    08/02/2017 2:21:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | August 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see this in the Washington Post? Here’s the headline: “59,000 Farmer Suicides in India Over 30 Years May Be Linked to Climate Change, Study Says — Every year thousands of Indian farmers…” We’re talking about the country of India not our Native American ancestors. “Every year thousands of Indian farmers commit suicide. Now one researcher,” and it makes the Washington Post. One idiot thinks that “it may have,” it might have, it could be (it could also be BS) “have something to do with climate change. “Tamma Carleton, a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley,...
  • The WaPo Story About Trump “Misleading” is Misleading and Ignores Some Major Facts!

    08/02/2017 8:20:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Washington Post’s shiny new story about the possibility of Donald Trump having mislead the American people by stage-managing the whole response to the “Russian Lawyer” meeting of Don Jr. is as inventive a piece of fiction as they can legally get away with. The use of “Anonymous sources” YET AGAIN, is becoming ludicrous. It lacks evidence, and in fact is easier to poke holes in then a pair of fishnet stockings. The “Scandal” comes from the assertion that when news broke of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a “Russian Lawyer, the President himself stepped in and stage-managed the whole...
  • NYT, WaPo Just ‘Vanity Press’ Propped Up by Billionaire Owners

    07/24/2017 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday to discuss press reaction to Anthony Scaramucci, the New York Times’ continued blaming of sexism for Hillary Clinton’s election loss, and other current media topics. Gainor said, “It’s hard to take the New York Times seriously. The only more shrill and ridiculous print outlet in the country anymore is the Washington Post.” Gainor continued, “Every week, you will look and see something crazy. Last week in the New York Times was one of their latest op-ed arguments...
  • Washington Post gets eviscerated for connecting leftist baseball shooter to right-wing radio host

    07/10/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul 9, 2017 9:01 am | Chris Enloe
    The Washington Post took lots of heat over the weekend after the outlet published a story that appeared to connect last month’s leftist baseball shooter to a right-wing radio host. James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire last month on a group of congressional Republicans at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, who were practicing for the annual Republican versus Democrat baseball game that raises money for charity. Hodgkinson was able to wound four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), before being shot by a Capitol Police officer who was part of Scalise’s security detail. Hodgkinson later died...
  • Trump Sparks Outrage-Outrage-Outrage

    07/07/2017 10:31:57 AM PDT · by cvolkay · 9 replies
    7/7/2017 | Chris Volkay
    As you seem to need it so desperately, I thought I'd give all you good liberal boys and girls, at such august places as the New York slimes, WA er,eh, ALPO, Disgrace the Nation and This Week's River of Tears, a few pointers on how to write new and fresh headlines.   You seem to to be stuck in a horrible rut. Those two words, "sparks outrage" are in every paper, every newscast. In fact, trying to be a responsible writer I tried to count all of the times "sparks outrage" has been used in the last year. Well, I...
  • The greatest threat facing the United States is its own president

    07/04/2017 2:07:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2017 | David Rothkopf
    That is where we are now. The president’s tweeting hysterically at the media is just an element of this. So too is his malignant and ever-visible narcissism. The president has demonstrated himself to have zero impulse control and a tendency to damage vital international relationships with ill-considered outbursts, to trust very few of the people in his own government, and to reportedly rant and shout at staff and even at the television sets he obsessively watches. Whether he is actually clinically ill is a matter for psychiatric professionals to consider. But when you take the above behaviors and combine them with his resistance to...
  • Plausible deniability: The drug that President Trump can’t stop abusing (Compost projecting again)

    07/04/2017 12:20:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 4, 2017 | Aaron Blake
    Plausible deniability is a politician’s best friend. It’s something politicians seek to maintain in all circumstances by giving vanilla statements that offer future wiggle room. For President Trump, though, plausible deniability is a way of life. The ability to pretend he didn’t actually say what he seems to have just said is something Trump has weaponized and exploited. It’s something he wields against his opponents in an effort to constantly muddy the waters and rally his supporters against a common enemy. The controversy in recent days over Trump’s tweets shows exactly what he’s doing: He is constantly trolling by saying...
  • Resolved: Barack Obama is better at Twitter than Donald Trump

    07/03/2017 3:17:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 3, 2017 | Philip Bump
    President Trump has decided that it is important that he keep tweeting from his personal Twitter account because it allows him to speak directly to the American people outside of the filter of the mainstream media, by which he means the mediaÂ’s pesky insistence on fact-checking his comments and including unflattering news in analysis of his presidency. Over the weekend, Trump took this defense of his social-media use to a new place: Not only is his tweeting perfectly fine for a president, but it is defining what it means to be presidential. Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump My use of...
  • REPORT: Jared, Ivanka, Conway, Dina Powell Spotted at Hamptons Party with Soros, Schumer, [Trunc.]

    07/03/2017 3:09:55 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 83 replies ^ | 3 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    [Title truncated; Full Title: REPORT: Jared, Ivanka, Conway, Dina Powell Spotted at Hamptons Party with Soros, Schumer, Fake News Journos] While most Americans were working and looking forward to hot dogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July some Hollywood celebs, media types and political operatives — including some in President Donald Trump’s inner circle — were partying at the tony Southhampton home of Washington Post owner/editor Lally Graham Weymouth this weekend. According to Politico’s Playbook — which issued one correction on its piece about misidentifying the Koch brother who attended — a wide range of people were invited —...
  • Trump Erases Obama Legacy as the Fake Media Obsesses Over Tweets

    07/03/2017 5:51:10 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.3.2017 | David Blackmon
    At the current pace, by the end of March, 2018 it will be as if Barack Obama never served as President. By the end of March 2018, I believe that President Donald Trump will have signed congressional bills that repeal and replace ObamaCare, and which significantly reform both personal and corporate income taxes. At that point, what will be left of the admittedly paltry Obama policy legacy? Not much. In reality, in fact, it’s already almost all gone, and the lazy, self-absorbed political activists who dominate the fake news media have barely noticed, mainly because they’ve been too busy obsessing...
  • The Washington Post’s Kids Chorus Singing President Trump's Tweets (Cringeworthy)

    07/03/2017 3:45:41 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 29, 2017
    I saw a reporter on Twitter praising this video. The first thing I thought is, The Washington Post has a kids chorus? That's news to me. Where do they get these children? Are they children/grandchildren of the writers there or do liberal parents sign there children up for this? Then I looked on YouTube for other supposed videos of this kids chorus. Nothing, so I think these are the children/grandchildren of writers there. The Washington Post literally assembled a kids chorus and had children sing Trump's Tweets in what one can tell is their lame attempt to mock him. However,...
  • WashPost Story on Historic Low Birth Rate Totally Skips the Abortion Factor

    07/01/2017 4:20:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 1, 2017 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor noticed a fascinating story in Friday's paper on America's historically low birth rate that utterly avoided one obvious factor in population decline: Abortion. Ariana Eunjung Cha's online report was titled "The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out." It began: The United States is in the midst of what some worry is a baby crisis. The number of women giving birth has been declining for years and just hit a historic low. If the trend continues — and experts disagree on whether it will — the country could face economic...