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  • Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement

    04/16/2018 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 16, 2018 | Philip Rucker, Carol D. Leonnig, Anton Troianovski and Greg Jaffe
    President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.” Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley had said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury...
  • George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence Russians meddled' in election

    02/08/2018 11:45:29 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | By Kristine Phillips
    Former president George W. Bush said he believes Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, departing from President Trump, who has been skeptical of intelligence agencies’ findings that the Kremlin had interfered to help him win. “There’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled. Whether they affected the outcome is another question,” the 43rd president said at a summit in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. He added: “It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.” Bush has been critical of Russia, slamming it for working...
  • After Syria attack, U.S. and Russia tensions rise but fears ease of wider military confrontation

    04/14/2018 7:21:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 14 at 10:11 AM | Carol Morello, Anne Gearan and Missy Ryan
    Western leaders warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further missile strikes if chemical weapons are used again, while the pre-dawn attacks were denounced by Damascus and its backers as illegal actions that would carry repercussions. But one major worry appeared to ease: That the coordinated attacks by the United States, France and Britain late Friday could have set off a direct confrontation with Syria’s most powerful military partner, Russia. At the Pentagon, the director of the Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, said the more than 100 missile strikes delivered a blow to the “heart” of Syria’s chemical...
  • Trump grants pardon to former Bush official; some say he is using the law as a political tool

    04/13/2018 5:57:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey and Matt Zapotosky
    In his decision Friday to pardon a former Bush administration official convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, President Trump telegraphed his open hostility to the criminal justice system and his desire to use the power of the presidency as a personal political tool. As with his controversial pardon last year of a former Arizona county sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who had been held in contempt of court, Trump effectively thumbed his nose at the judiciary by pardoning I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. The Justice Department was not involved in either case, officials said.
  • James Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false

    04/12/2018 7:05:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 12, 2018 | Philip Rucker
    The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013. The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey’s account in a new memoir, Trump “strongly denied the allegations, asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of...
  • Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million in college scholarships for 'dreamers'

    01/12/2018 9:29:11 AM PST · by bitt · 77 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Sara Selinas
    Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' 41 Mins Ago | 00:41 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for "dreamers" — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships. "My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Bezos said...
  • Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

    04/10/2018 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha
    Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant. Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Murtaja, who used drones to film in the course of his work, was giving drone footage of Israeli positions to Hamas, was the equivalent of a captain in the group’s military wing and had been on...
  • Donald Trump: the Washington Post Is ‘Made Up Garbage

    04/09/2018 5:08:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/08/2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump denounced the Washington Post in a Sunday Twitter post, criticizing a story about his chief of staff, General John Kelly. “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage—more like a poorly written novel than good reporting,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The Washington Post reported that Kelly was experiencing a “downward arc” of influence in the White House while Trump was breaking free of his effort to instill more discipline. The story cited sixteen anonymous sources who were inside the White House, outside advisers, and confidants of the president. “Always...
  • Washington Post sends an article about a key Mueller witness down the memory hole.

    04/08/2018 10:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Last month, readers of the Washington Post were treated to an AP article by Bradley Klapper and Karel Janicek detailing the pedophilia conviction of George Nader, who has been identified as a cooperating witness in the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation.  But Ryan Saavdera of the Daily Wire noticed that the article has been removed from the WaPo’s archive, with no retraction or formal notice of any kind. The article, titled "Nader, Mueller’s latest cooperator, a convicted pedophile," was published on March 15 and documented George Nader's "15-year-old pedophilia conviction in Europe that has not been previously reported." However,...
  • Facebook Labels All Breitbart Stories ‘Intentionally Misleading’ with Wikipedia Pop-Up

    04/05/2018 1:59:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook is displaying a link to Wikipedia’s smear-job description of Breitbart News next to all Breitbart articles shared on the site. The linked Wikipedia article describes Breitbart as a “far-right site” that publishes “falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and intentionally misleading stories.” The social network, which has been under pressure from Democrats and the mainstream media since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, has added a button marked “about this article” next to all posts linking to Breitbart News pieces on the site. Currently only viewable for American users, the button brings up a pop-up screen that displays Wikipedia’s misleading description...
  • No, the Democratic Party isn’t ‘divided’ or in ‘disarray’

    04/05/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | By Paul Waldman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasn’t lost his ability to make Democrats mad, and once again, he has triggered an intraparty kerfuffle on social media. As we head towards the next presidential cycle, many people — on the right, the left and in the media — will be saying Democrats are in the throes of an identity crisis, a struggle for their party’s soul that will tear them apart. But they aren’t, and they won’t be. The Democratic Party screws up plenty and contains its share of idiots, but when it comes to its identity, it’s doing just fine. On Wednesday,...
  • Trump to sign proclamation to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border

    04/04/2018 2:52:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2018 | Seung Min Kim
    President Trump will sign a proclamation Wednesday sending National Guard troops to the southern border to ramp up security efforts, the administration announced, after days of warnings from the president about the dangers of illegal immigration. The National Guard will be sent to assist Border Patrol agents until legislation is passed to close “loopholes” that the Trump administration says allow certain undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and the “catch-and-release” policy is ended, according to a person familiar with the expected White House proposal. Catch and release is a practice of releasing undocumented immigrants from custody while they await...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • NPR Corrects Wrong Facts About Easter; Did Jesus Go to Hell After Crucifixion?

    04/02/2018 11:00:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    In an article on Good Friday, NPR described Easter inaccurately as "the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere like that, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday." The error was corrected that Easter commemorates Jesus' resurrection, but did He go to hell after crucifixion?NPR corrected it as, "Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus' Resurrection — is on Sunday." But the error "practically begged Christians to renew charges that the media is biased against them," an article in The Washington Post commented.The post referred to the Apostle's Creed, saying...
  • First sentence handed down in Mueller probe (30 days)

    04/04/2018 6:04:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A London-based lawyer was ordered to serve 30 days in prison after a federal judge Tuesday handed down the first sentence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a son-in-law of a prominent Russian-based banker, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to lying to the FBI about his contacts in September and October of 2016 with a business associate of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and with Manafort’s deputy, former Trump aide Rick Gates. Prosecutors said van der Zwaan also destroyed emails the special counsel had...
  • The Presidential Personnel Office Sounds Like a Pretty Fun Place to Work

    04/01/2018 5:12:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) sounds like one heck of a time. According to a recent Washington Post report, the office tasked with vetting presidential appointees had the audacity to partake in alcoholic drinking games, happy hours, and even use of tobacco products. Egads! “The Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) is little known outside political circles. But it has far-reaching influence as a gateway for the appointed officials who carry out the president’s policies and run federal agencies.Under President Donald Trump, the office was launched with far fewer people than in prior administrations. It has served as a refuge for...
  • In Syria, we ‘took the oil.’ Now Trump wants to give it to Iran. (Prog Socialist Warmongers!)

    03/30/2018 6:06:10 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The Washington Compost Editorial Cesspool ^ | March 30, 2018 | Josh Rogin, Floater in Chief
    There are a lot of good arguments for maintaining an American presence in Syria after the fall of the Islamic State, but President Trump doesn’t seem persuaded by any of them. Perhaps he would back off his urge to cut and run if he knew that the United States and its partners control almost all of the oil. And if the United States leaves, that oil will likely fall into the hands of Iran. It’s one feature of a larger U.S. mission in Syria that is really about containing Iranian expansionism, preventing a new refugee crisis, fighting extremism and stopping...
  • Narrative BUSTED? This analysis of the #MarchForOurLives is a BIG fly in the media’s ointment

    03/28/2018 2:00:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12:06 pm on March 28, 2018 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you last night, CNN revealed how a ragtag group of high school students were able to put together a massive national protest in a matter of weeks: View image on Twitter View image on Twitter CNN âś” @CNN How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5 weeks https://cnn.it/2Gf2ynI 1:01 AM - Mar 27, 2018 1,651 885 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Not that anyone was really wondering, of course. CNN âś” @CNN 27 Mar How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5...
  • While everyone watches Stormy Daniels, a real crisis looms (a debt crisis is coming)

    03/28/2018 12:37:44 PM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2018 | Ed Rogers
    At the risk of being a terrible bore, today I return to the topic of the United States’ out-of-control spending and threatening debt. No less than five of the country’s most distinguished economic leaders sounded the alarm in The Post on Tuesday. Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, John F. Cogan, George P. Shultz and John B. Taylor warned in their Post Opinions essay, “A debt crisis is on the horizon,” that “even if economic growth continues uninterrupted, current tax and spending patterns imply that annual deficits will steadily increase, approaching the $1 trillion mark in two years and steadily rising...
  • Beware of the Media-Industrial Complex

    03/27/2018 10:56:45 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 13 replies
    (Vanity) | 27 March 2018 | areukiddingme1
    A formidable union of progressive leftists and the media would be far more concerning to President Dwight Eisenhower today than his concern about the military back on January 17th, 1961, today his speech would go more something like this; "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the media-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist." We must take great care to preserve and protect the magnificent government that was handed over to us generation by generation since it was fought so...