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  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • SF Mayor says her city is drowning in poop: ‘there's more feces … than I've ever seen’

    07/15/2018 7:11:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2018 | Andrew Kerr
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday. Breed, a Democrat who was inaugurated as the San Francisco’s mayor Wednesday, urged homeless advocacy groups that receive money from the city to teach homeless people to “clean up after themselves.” “There is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed told KNTV. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”
  • California Dems endorse progressive challenger over Feinstein

    07/15/2018 9:43:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 07 | Avery Anapol
    The California Democratic Party endorsed progressive candidate Kevin de León for Senate late Saturday in a stunning rebuke of 25-year incumbent and establishment favorite Dianne Feinstein. De León, the state Senate president pro tempore, secured 65 percent of the party’s vote, while just 7 percent voted to endorse Feinstein. A candidate needed 60 percent of the vote to win the endorsement. Twenty-eight percent of the body voted not to endorse any candidate. “Today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de León said in a statement. “Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to...
  • DOJ letter listing subpoenaed reporters did not name NYT journalist

    07/11/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Max Greenwood
    The seizure of a New York Times reporter's email and phone records was not mentioned in a Justice Department letter addressing its use of law enforcement tools to collect journalists' communications. The letter, dated March 5, came in response to an October 2017 request by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for the Justice Department to disclose how many times in the past five years it had used such tools. The response from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd listed only two instances spanning from "January 2012 to the present:" one that seemed to refer to subpoenaed phone records from Associated Press reporters...
  • No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse

    07/04/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe -- the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying...
  • New York Times gives star D.C. reporter Ali Watkins a ‘fresh start’. . .

    07/03/2018 9:05:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Fox ^ | 07 03 2018 | Brian Flood
    The New York Times reassigned Ali Watkins, the star reporter who was accused being romantically involved with at least two potential sources, to a new beat outside of the paper’s Washington bureau. The paper’s top editor blasted Watkins’ actions as “unacceptable” but said she deserves a second chance. The Times announced on Tuesday that Watkins will relocate to New York after an internal review of her romantic history with potential sources. The paper also announced she will receive a mentor and a “fresh start,” executive editor Dean Baquet told staffers. Last month, a shocking indictment revealed that prior to joining...
  • New York Times pitches its honeytrap reporter Ali Watkins over the side (barf alert)

    06/26/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/25/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The New York Times is doing stories on its own reporter, a perfect instance of meta-reportage, under the pious guise of how the Ali Watkins revelations of sleeping with sources – multiple sources, it turns out – "rattled the Washington media." Really? Never seen a news agency do a full investigative piece, full of unsourced gossip, about one of its own reporters and her love life, from all her chatty, unnamed colleagues, as straight news. It's actually more like high school. It also suggests that the NYT higher-ups are getting ready to get rid of her. Maybe they care about...
  • THE MEDIA IMAGE OF LEAKS COMING FROM MORALLY TROUBLED WHISTLEBLOWERS IS TAKING A SERIOUS BEATING

    06/20/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 20, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing. But over the last week, that image has taken a real beating. It has recently surfaced that New York Times reporter Ali Watkins may have had an affair with James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wolfe is 32 years her senior. The New York Times is still investigating, but there appears to be a real concern that the “meteoric” and “stunning” rise of Watkins as a star reporter may...
  • New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

    06/13/2018 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 13 June 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    On previous occasions, I’ve written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from the Times with whom he had a romantic relationship. The Rosenthal standard on conflicts was shaped by a remarkably similar case decades ago. Soon after a woman who had covered politics in Philadelphia was hired by the Times, a story from Philly said she had a secret affair with a politician she covered and accepted expensive gifts from...
  • Unanswered Senate Intel Committee Leaker Questions Haunt Russia Probe

    06/11/2018 6:52:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    The recent arrest of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s former security director James Wolfe for lying to federal authorities about leaking to reporters has raised questions about the credibility and impartiality of the committee’s Russia probe. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation has been viewed — especially by Trump resisters — as the more serious and bipartisan of Congress’s efforts to look into Russian meddling and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation was accused of partisanship and seen as less credible. But Wolfe’s arrest for leaking, in addition to other unaddressed behavior by the committee, suggests...
  • Mata Hari journalism? Veteran Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, in romantic(T)

    06/08/2018 9:02:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/8/2018 | Thomas Lifeson
    James A. Wolfe, former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, lost everything when he was arrested by the FBI last night. A review of media reports on the background of the arrest suggests that the lure of romance with a nubile female journalism school student was his undoing. This is a story with at least two compelling themes: the apparent betrayal of national security by a veteran Senate staffer and the rise in a mere four years of a comely female reporter in a romantic relationship with Wolfe from unpaid undergraduate intern at McClatchy to the lofty post...
  • The Bigger Story Behind the James Wolfe Indictment…

    06/08/2018 6:31:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    It is important not to get so granular we miss the big picture. The indictment of former senior senate intelligence committee staffer James Wolfe is filled with information to highlight a much bigger picture. [Indictment pdf here] Keeping with custom and a very familiar pattern, you will note the big DOJ/FBI investigative releases are timed to drop when President Trump is outside Washington DC. Note also, it was the Senate Intelligence Committee where Wolfe worked. CTH has continually stated the SSCI is one of the most corrupt committees in congress. It did not come as a surprise to see the...
  • Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter’s Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation

    06/07/2018 7:23:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | June 7, 2018 | Adam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos, Katie Benner
    Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an investigation of classified information leaks. It was the first known instance of the Justice Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump.The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama. Mr. Trump has complained bitterly about leaks and demanded that law enforcement officials seek criminal charges against government officials involved in illegal and sometimes embarrassing disclosures...
  • Former Senate Intelligence Committee director indicted, arrested for lying to FBI...

    06/07/2018 7:48:32 PM PDT · by caww · 326 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 07, 2018 10:34 PM | Christian Datoc
    Jim Wolfe, a longtime former director of security at the Senate Intelligence Committee, was indicted and arrested Thursday night for giving false statements to F.B.I. agents during their investigation into leaks of classified information to the media. This is a developing story.
  • The Bigger Story Behind the James Wolfe Indictment…(More leakers about to be exposed)

    06/08/2018 6:41:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 126 replies
    From the indictment [Note Male-1 is Carter Page]: Reporter #1 is likely Manu Raju of CNN. Reporter #2 is definitely Ali Watkins of New York Times. Reporter #3 is likely Marianna Sotomayor of NBC Reporter #4 is likely Brian Ross of ABC Accepting there has been a great deal of work on the leak investigation; and accepting the purpose therein; the Wolfe indictment appears strategic in that it captures four of the largest media outlets within the net. Four mainstream media enterprises are now on notice. With more than six months of investigation, and with the timing of the indictment...
  • Methodical takedown - leakers, Qcomfirmation, and presstitutes (James Wolfe leaker review)

    The news just broke. Former director of security for the Senate Select Committee on Inteligence has been arrested for leaking classified intel! But this is much bigger than it appears on the surface, and I’m going to attempt to explain why.....
  • Senate Select Intel Staffer Targeted Trump Campaign Adviser In Aggressive Leak Campaign

    06/08/2018 11:33:46 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was the primary target of a Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSIC) staffer indicted for lying about his contacts with reporters, according to an indictment released on Thursday. James Wolfe, the former director of security for the SSIC panel, was in contact with at least three reporters at around the time they published articles about Page, an energy consultant who is a central player in the investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Wolfe, 57, is charged with lying to the FBI during a Dec. 15, 2017 interview about whether he...
  • Former Senate intelligence committee staffer indicted for lying to FBI about leaks

    06/07/2018 7:58:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A former staffer on the Senate intelligence committee has been indicted in a leak investigation that resulted in the seizure of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records. According to a Justice Department statement, James A. Wolfe has been indicted on charges of lying to the FBI about his contact with reporters. Mr. Wolfe, the Senate panel’s former director of security, was indicted by a grand jury on three counts, NBC reported Thursday evening.
  • Top Senate staffer arrested in leak probe, after NY Times reporter's records are seized

    06/07/2018 11:43:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 61 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Mike Memoli, Marianna Sotomayor, Julia Ainsley and Ken Dilanian
    The former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee had been in three-year relationship with a New York Times reporter. WASHINGTON — A longtime staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee has been arrested on charges of lying to investigators probing the potential leaking of classified information, the Justice Department announced Thursday night. A federal grand jury indicted the staffer, James A. Wolfe, 58, on three counts of making false statements in December about contacts with reporters, including providing sensitive information related to the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which he served as security director for 29 years. He was...
  • James Wolfe Being A National Security Risk Overrides Reporter/Source Privilege.

    06/09/2018 7:13:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    There is no question in my mind that the Department of Justice was absolutely justified in looking into reporter, Ali Watkins’s electronic records. Why do I say this? Due to her intimate relationship with government official James Wolfe, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Director of Security from May 1987 to December 2017, her records became a matter of National Security. The fact that Wolfe lied to the FBI proves this. James Wolfe’s first allegiance was to the United States. He took an oath to safeguard classified and top secret material. On a daily basis he had access to the most...