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  • NYT: Trump Knew Putin Ordered Election Meddling Before Inauguration

    07/18/2018 10:43:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jason Devaney
    Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report. .... Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report.
  • Joe Lieberman urges voters to back Crowley over Ocasio-Cortez in general

    07/18/2018 9:47:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | JESUS RODRIGUEZ
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is urging voters in the general election to vote for Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) instead of Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset him in the party primary. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party. It doesn’t have to," Lieberman wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. ADVERTISEMENT "Because the policies Ms. Ocasio-Cortez advocates are so far from the mainstream, her election in November would make it harder for Congress to stop fighting and start fixing problems." Lieberman noted that...
  • The Trump/Putin Summit Is the Worst Thing Ever Until the Next Worse Thing Ever

    07/18/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by oblomov · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Here’s a secret everyone knows: this Trump/Russia/Treason thing is nonsense. The Russians will do whatever they can to destabilize our country, and have been trying since long before Teddy Kennedy actually did collude with the Reds against Ronald Reagan. Of course they want to destabilize us. They’re Russians. But now we are getting a ration of insanity about it from a bunch of people who only discovered that Ivan is bad news about the same time Stumbles McMyTurn lost. When they are yelling that Donald Trump’s press conference was (Pearl Harbor + 9/11) x 1,000,000, forget about raising any legit...
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter Don't Know—or Don't Care—if China Tried to Meddle in 2016 Election

    07/18/2018 8:52:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/18/2018 | Paula Bolyard
    In a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday investigating charges of anti-conservative bias by Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) queried representatives of those platforms about whether they have found any evidence that countries other than Russia — namely China and N. Korea — had attempted to interfere in U.S. elections in 2016. The individuals representing the Big Three social media platforms couldn't — or wouldn't — say. Gohmert asked, "You have been asked specifically about Russian use of your platforms. But did you ever find any indication of use of your platform utilized by the Chinese, North...
  • Can Congress Subpoena Trump’s Interpreter?

    07/18/2018 12:30:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    At first, it was mostly just Chuck Schumer calling for hearings over what happened at the Trump – Putin summit. As Allahpundit noted last night, unless there are a lot of Republicans willing to go along with the idea (including key committee leaders) that’s not likely to happen. But now some additional Democrats are jumping on the dogpile and getting more specific than simply calling for “hearings.” Joe Kennedy and Jeanne Shaheen want to know what was discussed during the private, two-hour conversation between Presidents Trump and Putin. But if neither of the leaders are choosing to divulge that...
  • The President’s Do-Over

    07/17/2018 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 17 July 2018 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case — as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the summit in the first place, Trump seems constitutionally incapable of distinguishing what ought to be his undeniable legitimacy as president from the fact (it is a fact) of Russia’s influence operation during the campaign. snip One depressing thing I will...
  • Socialist Democrat Superstar Ocasio-Cortez Calls for 'OCCUPATION' of Airports: 'We Have to Mobilize'

    07/17/2018 7:33:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 139 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-17-2018 | Caleb Howe
    Democrat candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a huge splash since trouncing incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the NY-14 primary, calls herself a socialist and is big on activism, if not geopolitics.
  • Showtime says Sacha Baron Cohen did not dress as 'disabled veteran'

    07/16/2018 8:41:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Max Greenwood
    Showtime and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen rebuffed former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's claim that she was "duped" into a prank interview for the British actor's new series. The network said in a statement on Monday that Baron Cohen conducted the interview for his new show "Who is America?" dressed as one of his new characters, Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D. But contrary to Palin's claim that the character was intended to be a disabled vet, Showtime said that the show's premiere on Sunday proved that wasn't the case. "There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about...
  • Debrief on Trump-Putin Presser – There are High Crimes to Be Hidden, and Trillions Still at Stake…

    07/16/2018 7:36:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Last Friday, in a carefully timed construct, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered a purely political statement to the media under the auspices of indictments against 13 Russians. Make no mistake, the entire construct of Mueller’s team project; and the enabling of Rod Rosenstein; was intended to do what it has been doing for over a year, diminish, disrupt and eventually stop President Trump. President Trump remains an existential threat to the business interests within the apparatus of professional politics. Additionally, candidate Trump defeated the professional political class despite the stunningly Machiavellian surveillance schemes of the deep administrative state which...
  • Bronco Billy and the 25th Law of Power

    07/15/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    When we were young, we were taught how to act, and told how to behave. The opinions of our peers decided what we would do, who we would date, and how successful our life could be. For those of us who never left our home town, these demands have become forged as the tightest shackles that bind us to the demands and needs of others. However, once we leave that environment, we find ourselves in a new place with new friends and a new life. We are thus given and provided the opportunity to reconstruct our life. We are provided...
  • Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies

    07/14/2018 5:50:10 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 27 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 13, 2018 | Greenfield
    Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies Why the European left fears Trump. July 13, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism A protester waved a, "Everyone welcome" sign outside Blenheim Palace as President Trump arrived to attend a reception with Prime Minister May. She didn't mean Trump. Everyone but Trump was welcome in the United Kingdom. The angry woman was part of a furious leftist mob that had hounded the President of the United States from his landing at...
  • Joy Reid Guest: Trump a “Stone, Flat-out Racist” for Opposing Open Borders

    07/14/2018 12:50:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does a nation have a right to defend its culture? Or does opposition to massive immigration of people from different cultures with a history of non-assimilation amount to racism? The latter was clearly the view of two of Joy Reid’s guests on her MSNBC show this morning. Reacting to President Trump’s criticism of massive European immigration, expressed during an interview with the UK’s The Sun newspaper, guest Bobby Ghosh said: “[Trump] is saying Europe has allowed too many immigrants; it’s spoiling European culture. That is classic racist speak." A bit later, David Cay Johnston said:Get the rest of the story...
  • Rosenstein Delivers Indictments For 12 Russians – Then Buries in Lock-box of DOJ National Security

    07/13/2018 9:49:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/13/2018 | SUNDANCE
    If you are old enough to remember the Soviet-era propaganda approximately five years prior to the Polish solidarity movement, you are old enough to have a solid frame of reference for today’s announcement from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Truthfully, I never thought a constitutionally protected U.S. government apparatus would ever be able to pull-off propaganda so easily and readily consumed by an American electorate…. Alas, lesson learned. So here’s my take: Setting aside the transparent timing of the declaration today; which is entirely based upon the reality of interlopers within our current government remaining focused on undermining President Trump...
  • Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

    07/13/2018 8:59:28 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 11, 2018 | Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Team Human"
    They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival... That’s when it hit me:...they were preparing for a digital future that had a whole lot less to do with making the world a better place than it did with transcending the human condition altogether...
  • KAVANAUGH’S D.C. CONNECTIONS ARE WORKING IN HIS FAVOR

    07/13/2018 9:14:26 AM PDT · by Liberty7732
    Powerline ^ | 07/13/18
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly advised President Trump that Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge, two circuit court judges with only slight connections to Washington, D.C., would be easier to confirm than Brett Kavanaugh, a D.C. circuit court judge with a lifetime of connections to the city. McConnell may have been right. Judge Kavanaugh’s work in Washington has generated a very long paper trail that predates his service to the judiciary. In addition, some of his work for the Bush administration may give Sen. Rand Paul pause. But because of his outstanding personal qualities, Kavanaugh also benefits from his Washington connections....
  • Obama loses more than 2 million Twitter followers amid crackdown

    07/12/2018 8:27:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Aris Folley
    Former President Obama lost more than 2 million followers on Twitter this week as the social platform removed inactive and locked accounts from follower counts, according to a preliminary review by The Hill. Obama, who had 104 million Twitter followers prior to the crackdown, had roughly 101 million as of Thursday afternoon. Still, the former president remains the third most-followed person on the platform behind Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. President Trump, who had 53.4 million Twitter followers before the platform began pulling accounts from follower lists this week, had 53.1 million followers as of Thursday afternoon. Trump remains the...
  • Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

    07/12/2018 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/12/18 | Christian Britschgi
    Starbucks, the nation's largest food and drink retailer, announced on Monday that it would be going strawless.... As is to be expected, Starbucks' decision was greeted with universal adulation.... Yet missing from this fanfare was the inconvenient fact that by ditching plastic straws, Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company's current lid/straw combination.
  • Joe Arpaio says he was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen

    07/12/2018 8:36:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Max Greenwood
    Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted that he was tricked into giving an interview to Sacha Baron Cohen, becoming the latest political figure to acknowledge becoming part of the comedian's upcoming project. Cohen was in disguise as a Finnish comedian during the October 2017 interview, Arpaio recalled in an interview with Breitbart News. "I felt uncomfortable with some of the words they were using but I had to live through it. I am not the type of guy who gets up and walks out," he told Breitbart. "I never walked out in thousands of interviews. I just take it." He...
  • US Navy lifts ban on dreadlocks, ponytails for women

    07/12/2018 8:43:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Aris Folley
    The U.S. Navy announced new hair rules for female sailors his week, saying they can now wear dreadlocks, ponytails and styled buns while in uniform. The Navy's announcement came in a live broadcast on its Facebook page on Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke, The Huffington Post reported. Richardson said the naval branch enlisted a team of six female sailors to help devise the new grooming standards, which he noted were also based on feedback from the sailors' peers. “If you’ve got a recommendation, we just demonstrated that that...
  • Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’

    07/12/2018 5:21:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 149 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 7/12/18 | Luke Rosiak
    A member of the House Committee on the Judiciary said during a hearing Thursday that a government watchdog found that nearly all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity and that the FBI didn’t follow-up on that finding. The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of...