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  • Tammy Bruce: Liberals still hysterical over Hillary Clinton's loss get their own 'disease'

    08/07/2018 9:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Tammy Bruce, The Washington Times
    A “feeling as though the world is going to end.” That could describe what millions of people could have experienced in the last 100 years. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sept. 11, the ISIS rampage throughout the world, all not only understandably evoked fear of the world ending, but all revolved around madness, war and genocide. But today that feeling is brought to liberals simply because their favorite lost an election. And strangely enough, it seems compounded with every good piece of news about the economy and the national security of the...
  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • [2016] President Obama: Libya aftermath 'worst mistake' of presidency

    08/01/2018 9:20:34 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 April 2016 | staff
    US President Barack Obama has said failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Mr Obama was answering a series of questions on the highs and lows of his time in office on Fox News. He said, however, that intervening in Libya had been "the right thing to do". The US and other countries carried out strikes designed to protect civilians during the 2011 uprising. But after the former Libyan leader was killed, Libya plunged into chaos with militias taking over and two rival parliaments and...
  • 'Wild' Trump revives spirit of '16 -- but can it work a 2nd (and 3rd) time?

    08/01/2018 12:53:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 1, 2018 | Stephen Collinson
    No one knows better than President Donald Trump what worked for him in 2016, and now he's going back to the well -- trusting no one but himself -- to stave off the threat of a Democratic rout in November that could cripple his presidency. At a rowdy rally in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night that invigorated a crowd that booed Trump's enemies like it was a wrestling bout, the President showed exactly why he's itching to get back on the road for multiple rallies every day ahead of the midterm elections. Trump will not be one of those presidents...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History

    07/29/2018 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Like every presidential election that liberals lose, years later we’re still hearing about how unfair it all was. Of course, the favorite complaint of liberals this time around is “Russia did it!” Even if you accept for the sake of argument that Russia wanted Trump to win and hacked John Podesta’s email (and neither of those assertions may be true), buying some inconsequential Facebook ads for both sides and revealing the contents of John Podesta’s emails (none of which turned into truly major stories) wasn’t exactly a game changer. Liberals also noted that Hillary would have won had the election...
  • If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he's dreaming (LA Times 5/19/2017)

    07/27/2018 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/19/2017 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
    With the political world deeply focused on the question of whether the Trump administration comprises a gang of Russian pawns, less attention has been devoted to more mundane questions, such as what ever happened to Trump's economic policy? As it happens, economists are keeping their eye on that ball, and their conclusion is that it's in a bad way. More specifically, they recognize that Trump's policy is aimed heavily at achieving annual economic growth of more than 3%. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised growth of 3.5% a year, and sometimes even 4%. There's no disagreement that a sustained growth...
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • How Hillary Clinton used the anti-Trump Russia dossier during the campaign

    07/27/2018 6:37:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Clinton campaign received a steady flow of briefings on its paid-for Christopher Steele dossier, whose unverified Trump-Russia collusion charges made their way into election news stories and Clinton talking points. The dossier emerged again as a Washington hot topic in recent days with the release of four FBI applications to a judge to spy on a Donald Trump volunteer. The petition’s evidence to convince the judge was largely based on the dossier. With the application’s release, President Trump took to Twitter to declare the 35-pages a “Clinton campaign document.” Some pundits and a fact-checkers asserted that the Clinton campaign...
  • Former CIA Spook Claims Phones Tapped, Home Invaded After Clinton Criticism

    07/26/2018 7:00:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Constitution ^ | 7/20/2018 | Andrew West
    One of the most obvious reasons for the failure of Hillary Clinton to win the presidency in 2016 stems from the former Secretary of State’s longstanding reputation as one of the most corrupt and crooked politicians of our modern era. Clinton, who rose to power at her husband’s side, has long been on the shadowy, clandestine side of American political theater, having founded The Clinton Foundation as a charitable organization through which the former First Lady could funnel illicit funds and wield power from behind the virtue signaling shield of philanthropy. Of course, it only took a few decades for...
  • How Agile Helped Elect Donald Trump

    07/26/2018 12:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2018 | Steve Denning
    The idea of democracy is that voters will compare the candidates and select the better on the merits of their respective campaigns. But what if the outcome reflects better use of technology, independent of the merits? In 2012, Democrats celebrated the Obama campaign’s smarter use technology that helped lead to victory. But in 2018, the shoe was on the other foot, as the Trump campaign is being hailed for nimbler use of technology, specifically the “test, learn, adapt” approach that exemplifies Agile management. The Trump Campaign On Facebook In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Trump campaign spent about 50%...
  • Turkey Places Bounty on Two Former U.S. Government Officials

    12/12/2017 12:47:17 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    A wealthy ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed a bounty on the heads of two former U.S. military and intelligence officials as part of what U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon is an effort by the Turkish government to threaten and intimidate Americans who they believe are working to undermine Erdogan. A bounty of three million Turkish lira, or nearly $800,000, was placed on the heads of former Pentagon official Michael Rubin and former top CIA official Graham Fuller for what Erdogan's allies claim is their role in a 2016 failed coup that nearly toppled Erdogan's...
  • Did the Russians Hack the DNC to Help Bernie Sanders and the Socialist Left?

    07/21/2018 10:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Russia conspiracy theory hinges on the single creaky claim that the Democratic National Committee hacks were a Russian plot to elect Trump. The theory and all its illegitimate stepchildren, including Robert Mueller and his infinitely expanding corps of prosecutors, lives or dies by the DNC hacks. Trying to elect Trump by releasing damaging insider information from the DNC never made any sense. The DNC was already a dysfunctional organization that was being run by the Clinton campaign. Undermining its leadership had little impact on the election, but a great deal on control of the DNC. There has never been...
  • Non-Profit Sues Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and DNC Over Dossier

    07/20/2018 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/19/2018 | Thomas - Featured Commentator
    The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a non-profit organization, has filed a 22-page federal election complaint today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and their law firm Perkins Coie. Another target of their legal complaint is against Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy that authored the infamous, false dossier on President Trump. The foundation is focused on Hillary Clinton and Democrat insiders’ illegal use of money transfers and payments to and from Fusion GPS, which is the firm hired by Steele to compile the dossier. The brazen money transfers are in violation of...
  • Bitcoin, malware and blind luck helped Russian agents hack Democratic Party computers

    07/15/2018 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 7/15/18 | Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — The email landed in John Podesta’s crowded inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, and it appeared to be a standard security request from Google for Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman to change his password. Doing so ultimately led to a political firestorm that is still raging. The email was actually from Aleksey Lukashev, a senior lieutenant in Russian military intelligence, using the account “john356gh” to mask his purpose, U.S. officials say. The email contained an embedded link that secretly opened Podesta’s account to a hacking team at 20 Komsomolskiy Prospekt, near Moscow’s Red...
  • [2016] Would Margaret Thatcher have backed Brexit?

    07/13/2018 7:01:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb 2016 | Charles Moore
    Charles Powell, her most important private secretary, now believes that she would have negotiated a deal quite like David Cameron’s latest, and urged a Remain vote. Norman Tebbit, one of her most senior and like-minded ministers, says the opposite. I shall not break my rule by agreeing or disagreeing with either. But the story of Mrs Thatcher and Europe does reveal something interesting. The whole time she was in office, she never said that Britain should leave. Once she had left office, she said privately – to me and several others – that she thought we should.
  • 'They just didn't get it, but they do now!' Trump shares video montage...

    07/08/2018 5:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Donald Trump called out more than a dozen people including various politicians and media personalities who said he would never become president in a tweet on Sunday evening. The 'Twitterer-in-Chief' posted a two-and-a-half-minute video compilation featuring clips of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Stephen Colbert and even the Simpsons saying that he didn't have a chance in the election. The second half of the profanity-laden video shows various media outlets announcing the states that had gone red on election night, counting up the number of electoral college votes for Trump as menacing music plays in the background....
  • Study finds Clinton underperformed Obama among most demographic groups

    07/08/2018 4:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PsyPost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eric W. Dolan
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underperformed relative to Barack Obama in 2012 among most demographic groups, according to new research published in the Journal of Political Marketing. “People have long been interested in how different demographic groups vote in elections. The role of demographics in 2016 received a lot of attention from the campaigns, media outlets, etc,” said study author Aaron C. Weinschenk of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “In part, I think the fascination stemmed from the fact that the electorate in 2016 was the most diverse U.S. electorate in history and many people thought this would be...
  • Comey on election: ‘I hope to be forgotten’

    07/01/2018 5:26:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Aspen Daily News ^ | July 1, 2018 | Andre Salvail
    Former FBI director James Comey — the man many Americans blame for Donald Trump’s election to the White House, and who the president later fired — doesn’t feel responsible for the outcome of the 2016 presidential election but is burdened by it, he said Saturday in Aspen. Midway through Katie Couric’s 50-minute interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival, she focused on Comey’s letter to Congress on Oct. 28, 2016 — just 11 days before the fateful Nov. 8 election. The letter stated that the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation”...
  • Letter: Straight talk about Trump vote

    06/30/2018 1:47:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | June 30, 2018 | Gerard Keogh
    Kudos to Mary Zahran (“Are Trump haters really Trump helpers?” June 24) for her fortitude in broaching what seems to be a verboten subject. But I will go further than she does. I voted for Trump. I readily concede his tactless manner, his ego, his vulgarity. But I was not voting for that woman of a thousand excuses why she lost under any circumstances. If you are irate or enraged by this statement, then 2020 gives you an ample opportunity to banish Trump back to Trump Tower. I am not a white supremacist. I am not a Nazi. Regarding all...
  • Voters Don’t Regret Hillary’s Loss

    06/27/2018 12:01:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 25, 2018
    The economy’s booming, but America remains sorely divided. Would we all be better off with a second President Clinton in the White House instead? Voters don’t think so. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 40% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America would be better off today if Hillary Clinton had been elected president instead of Donald Trump. A plurality (47%) disagrees and says the country would not be better off. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Predictably, 74% of Democrats think the country would be better off under...