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  • FBI Director Wray: Chinese Espionage ‘Most Significant’ Threat Facing US

    07/19/2018 7:46:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 18, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    On Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China, not Russia is the “most significant” long-term threat facing the US today. Wray sat down for an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum Wednesday to discuss many different spy threats facing the US. The Democrat-media complex is obsessed with Russia, however; Wray clearly states the FBI has economic espionage cases open in all 50 states that trace back to China. “It covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between,” Wray said of China’s espionage efforts. Of course Lester Holt wanted...
  • "The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd

    07/19/2018 6:14:37 AM PDT · by LS · 16 replies
    self ^ | 7/19/2018 | LS
    For over a year and a half, Rush Limbaugh has been saying "the only person who can separate Trump from his voters is himself." I know---because he mentioned it on air---that only recently did he read "The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, but he had certainly accurately stated the views of most of the people they interviewed. Salena Zito was one of the very few reporters in the 2016 election who captured the mood of the country that the rest of the media missed. She did this largely because instead of staying with the press gaggle---as did...
  • Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

    07/19/2018 1:16:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 17/7/18 | David A. Love
    Video Now, in this 2018-midterm election season, as some predict a blue wave of resistance to Trump, his policies and alarming authoritarianism, Republicans want to split up the Democratic political opposition and divide black and Latino voters. And Russia looks like it wants to help here, too. But this time it won't work. The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical of the party's alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want people to walk away from the party. .....
  • 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 · 13 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...
  • Law of Self Defense: A Self-Defense Cascade of Failure

    07/18/2018 4:38:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-18-2018 | Andrew Branca
    I’m often asked to describe the most common way people screw up their self-defense claim. The truth is there isn’t a single most common way. Too many people manage to find an apparently infinite number of ways to step outside the bounds of the law. Often, there were a bunch of exits off that jail-bound freeway that they could have taken, but didn’t.For most normally law-abiding people this is not done out of malice, but ignorance. I mean ignorance not in a derogatory sense, but in a technical sense–they didn’t know where the legal boundaries were, and stepped over them...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Victims of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' land in ICU after Putin freakout -- Here's my prescription

    07/18/2018 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | David Bossie
    As soon as President Trump concluded his successful summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, the Washington swamp and liberal media launched a concerted effort to falsely portray our president’s positive foreign policy achievement in the most negative light possible. Sadly, the media had little interest in delving into important issues that Presidents Trump and Putin discussed, including nuclear nonproliferation, destroying ISIS, ending the civil war in Syria, preventing Iran from building atomic bombs, and the security of Israel. Reporters could barely acknowledge the positive sight of former Cold War adversaries talking about peace and areas of...
  • Another Look at Mass Shootings, and How They Can Be Prevented

    07/18/2018 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    <p>The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has always been at the forefront of issues that are critical to the welfare of our state and our country. This year, NYSBA will return to an issue that continues to be a scourge of our society - the prevalence of gun violence and mass shootings in the United States.</p>
  • Trump is winning the trade war because China has more to lose

    07/18/2018 8:01:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 02:30 PM EDT | By Liz Peek, opinion contributor
    Don’t look now, but there are numerous signs that President Trump is winning the trade war with China. While the battle over tariffs and protecting intellectual property may eventually damage the United States’ economy, there are signs that China is already paying a price for its refusal to bend to Trump’s demands. One indicator of that price is the sharp plunge in China’s stock exchanges. Since the White House announced the first tariffs — on washing machines and solar cells on Jan. 22 — the Shanghai Index of Chinese stocks is down nearly 20 percent, while the S&P 500 is...
  • With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum

    07/18/2018 6:50:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | Raul A. Reyes
    Go away. That’s the message the Trump administration is sending to migrants at our southern border. Under a new policy being implemented, fear of domestic or gang violence will no longer be accepted as grounds for asylum. This follows a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that people making such claims will be turned back by border officials before they can plead their case in court. Announcing the decision last month, Sessions said it “restores sound principles of asylum and long-standing principles of immigration law.” Actually, this move by the Trump administration further guts the right to asylum. It goes...
  • When District Judges Try to Run the Country

    07/18/2018 5:38:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    When a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction in 2015 that halted the implementation of President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal-alien parents of U.S. citizens, many on the political right cheered. Two years later, when a federal district court in Maryland issued a nationwide injunction that blocked President Trump’s efforts to place restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, it was the left’s turn to celebrate. In recent years national injunctions have somehow become all the rage, even though it’s not clear they are constitutional. Traditionally, an injunction requires the parties in a case—and only those...
  • Mr. President, Declassify Documents on Russia Collusion Now

    07/18/2018 4:23:43 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 18 July 2028 | Editors
    Now that FBI agent Peter Strzok has appeared before the Congress and told us nothing that we did not know, it is time for President Donald Trump to act. Strzok looked like a cocky crook testifying to Congress about a failed con job. His appearance was utterly astounding. He actually smirked at the assembled elected officials of government. He smirked from morning until late in the afternoon when the Congress finally adjourned, though admittedly by late in the afternoon the wind was pretty much out of his sails, and his smiling face most assuredly ached. He looked deflated, and if...
  • What Is Democratic Socialism?

    07/18/2018 3:48:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/18/18 | Ben Shapiro
    The new rising star of the Democratic Party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 28-year-old former bartender doesn't know much about politics -- this week, she bungled her way through an interview answer by referring to Israeli "occupation" of Palestine and citing her lack of expertise on the issue despite her international relations degree. But she's young; she's energetic; and she speaks in glowing terms about rights to housing, food, college and health care. She's a charter member of the Democratic Socialists of America, a group, we're informed by The New York Times' Michelle Goldberg, that is on the rise. "Its growth...
  • Not Funny: Trump-Bashing Rants By Late-Night 'Comics' Now Get Treated As Real News

    07/18/2018 3:24:31 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/17/2018 | IBD Editorial Board
    Media Bias: If you rely on the nation's top news sites to determine what was really important about the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, the answer would be: How did Trump-hating late-night talk-show hosts react? We are not kidding. This is how low the mainstream press has sunk. On the front page of the Washington Post's website this morning was a picture of "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert and this headline: "Late-night hosts skewer Trump." How is this news exactly? That same headline could literally have run any day of the week for the past two years. It is so predictable...
  • Putin Summit May Prove to Be Trump's Finest Hour

    07/17/2018 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 16,2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    Oh, really? Although Russia -- the largest nation on the planet -- is in many ways a failing state with an economy barely the size of Texas, it still has a huge percentage of the world's nuclear weapons, about equal with ours, and the capacity to deliver them (and to pass them along to unreliable non-state actors). It behooves us to have a relationship with them for our survival and everybody else's, to keep our friends close and our enemies closer, as the Godfather would put it. The obvious goal in this is to limit nuclear proliferation and even to...
  • Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

    07/12/2018 7:27:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    ap ^ | July 12th 2018 | COLLEEN LONG
    11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read "World Atlantic." Greeted by first lady Patricia Marroquin, they lined up on the tarmac, shuffling - their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. U.S. immigration officials handed over paperwork in manila envelopes to Guatemalan officials. The immigrants walked single-file into a squat gray building at the country's military base to be processed back into their country, along with dozens of others also deported. Chartered flights full of deportees from...
  • Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bit…)

    07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it. As well as get really angry as to what it has become. Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss... The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard...
  • If you work for Trump, quit now [projectile vomit alert]

    07/16/2018 1:19:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 7/16/18 | Ruth Marcus
    Everyone who works for President Trump: Quit now. Save your souls. Save your honor, such as it is. Save your reputation, such as it remains. Russia attacked our democracy. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly, and did so again with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, that he doesn’t care and won’t defend his country. If you work for this man and you call yourself a patriot, it is time for you to go. This may sound excessive, even irresponsible. Indeed, for months I have agonized over the question of public service in the age of Trump.
  • 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...
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...