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  • Mueller report appears likely to validate Trump claim of 'no collusion' with Russia to win election

    03/24/2019 11:51:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    While we don’t know yet what’s in the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many news organizations have reported on what’s not in the report – any recommendation by Mueller for further indictments. This is very good news for President Trump and people in the Trump orbit. Not a single one of the nearly three dozen criminal indictments Mueller has obtained in his nearly two years of investigation deal with collusion between the Trump campaign or Trump himself and Russia to win the presidential race against Hillary Clinton. ~snip~ Keep in...
  • Top-Ranking Democrat Says Mueller Report Doesn’t Matter — ‘We Know There Was Collusion’

    03/24/2019 9:42:30 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed Sunday that Congress will continue to investigate President Donald Trump regardless of the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller. “We know there was collusion,” Nadler insisted several times during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with guest host Dana Bash. “Why there’s been no indictments, we don’t know.”
  • Fake Crimes, Real Hate on College Campuses

    03/24/2019 9:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 24, 2019 | Peter Wood
    In a Chicago courtroom last week, Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts of lying to authorities. His defense strategy is not yet known, but perhaps his lawyers will say Smollett picked the wrong stage. To succeed, a hate crime hoax needs a place where people expect outbursts of bigotry. An upscale Chicago neighborhood at 2 a.m. is all wrong. Late-night workers in the nearby NBC Tower aren’t out roaming in MAGA hats, bleach bottles and hemp nooses at the ready. To sell that story, you need a plausible setting—say, a woke college campus.Colleges provide the ideal venue...
  • Lawyer who helped write special counsel rules says Mueller report can be released [Katyal]

    03/24/2019 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/19 01:58 PM EDT | Tal Axelrod
    Neal Katyal, who helped draft the special counsel rules as a Justice Department lawyer in the late 1990s, said Friday that Attorney General William Barr can and should release special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. Katyal, in an op-ed in The Washington Post, wrote that there are no regulations preventing Barr from publicizing Mueller’s findings, which were delivered to Barr late Friday afternoon. “The public has every right to see Robert S. Mueller III’s conclusions. Absolutely nothing in the law or the regulations prevents the report from becoming public. Indeed, the relevant sources of law give Attorney General P. William...
  • Why Does America Support Israel?

    03/24/2019 5:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 24, 2019 | Jonathan Feldstein
    While an array or recent controversies have developed from members of Congress around the US’ support of Israel, the fact is America is and was always pro-Israel. This is built on the foundation of early American leaders who understood the significance of Israel based on common Judeo-Christian values and solid biblical imperative. Of course, when the American founding fathers supported Israel, it was not based on the existence of a modern state. They understood that Israel, ie: Jewish people, and the Land of Israel, were inseparably linked. Long before there was ever an Israel-Arab conflict, and when Moslem Ottomans controlled...
  • Valerie Jarrett on First Meeting the Obamas, Voter Suppression, and Beto O’Rourke

    03/24/2019 5:17:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Marie Claire via Yahoo ^ | 3/18/19 | Colleen Leahey McKeegan
    In her new book Finding My Voice, out April 2, the Obama Foundation adviser takes readers on her journey from growing up in Chicago to being one of the Obamas' most trusted confidants in the White House. Here, she shares with Marie Claire some of the most formative experiences on her path to success. Marie Claire: You lived in Iran until you were five. How did that shape your worldview? Valerie Jarrett: We ended up in Iran because my father, who is African American, was unable to find a job at a teaching medical center in the United States in...
  • Meet The Democrats Who Want To Pack The Supreme Court

    03/24/2019 4:53:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 24, 2019 | Paul Jacob
    “What if there were five justices selected by Democrats,” presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke explored at a recent Iowa campaign stop, “five justices selected by Republicans, and those ten then pick five more justices independent of those who picked the first ten?”Beto, meet FDR.President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried something similar with the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which would have added six new justices to the nine-justice U.S. Supreme Court. Dubbed “court-packing” at the time, it failed in the Senate, even though FDR’s Democratic Party controlled that chamber.The gambit may have been the most unpopular action of FDR’s whopping three-plus terms...
  • She Wasn’t Intentionally Anti-Semitic

    03/24/2019 4:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 24, 2019 | Bruce Bialosky
    You might realize you have a problem when your defense from the highest elected official in your party is that pathetically lame statement. There were so many bad parts of this episode – which is not nearly over -- that they need to be illuminated now that we have a smidgeon of separation. First, let’s start with an indisputable fact: the Congresswoman from Minnesota has been and is an anti-Semite. I can’t tell you specifically why or how she became such, but she is. Anyone who says she is not is delusional. That sad defense by Speaker Pelosi was just...
  • Here's Why John F. Kennedy Once Passionately Argued To Keep The Electoral College

    03/24/2019 3:53:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 21, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    The days of New York City’s Tammany Hall and the Windy City’s “Chicago Machine” may be technically over, but that doesn’t mean Democrats have given up trying to rig and steal elections in a neverending power grab that would make Mayor Daley blush. Not by a long shot. In fact, you can bet the farm that virtually any cockamamie proposal put out there by anyone with a D beside their name is specifically designed to do one thing and one thing alone - get votes. Oh, I know they like to pretend they’re all about “virtue” and “values” and helping the...
  • Mueller Delivers Liberals A Giant Crap Sandwich

    03/24/2019 1:32:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 27, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    ItÂ’s not often I, like most of America, make a point to watch MSNBC or CNN. If I want to know what leftists are thinking I just imagine something so incredibly insane that thereÂ’s no way an educated adult would actually believe it, then double it and IÂ’m there. But Friday night was an exception, I had to see how they responded to the news of the Mueller ReportÂ’s submission to the Attorney General and no further indictments coming. It was glorious. You rarely get the chance to watch someone have to choke down a crap sandwich of their own...
  • How to end our national nightmare - probe Hillary Clinton again

    03/24/2019 1:23:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/23/19 | Michael Goodwin
    Now that special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation, it is tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and assume that our long national nightmare is over. Resist the temptation, the assumption is false. We are not close to the end. Not by a long shot. **SNIP** Getting to the bottom of it would mean a criminal probe of Comey and his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, along with others in the leadership ranks of the FBI. Did they, as it appears, fail to disclose to the court that Clinton’s team commissioned and paid for the Russian dossier and that...
  • Abolishing the Electoral College Is Unconstitutional and Wrong

    03/23/2019 11:29:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American ^ | March 24, 2019 | Michael Busler
    Recently, Elizabeth Warren and a number of other Democratic candidates for president have suggested that the Electoral College be abolished. Right now, a candidate for president must win a majority of Electoral College votes regardless of the outcome of the national popular vote. President Donald Trump in 2016 and President George W. Bush in 2000, did not win the popular vote, but they did win a majority in the Electoral College. The Dems claim that this is not fair and that the president should be elected by popular vote. In fact, a number of states are trying to change their...
  • Stacey Abrams as the next Barack Obama?

    03/23/2019 6:40:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 3/23/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    By now, most of you have likely heard that former Vice President Joe Biden is close to announcing his plans to run for the presidency for the third time. Beyond that, he’s reportedly requested a meeting with failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, with a mind toward locking her in as his running mate from day one. I’ve already chimed in on why naming a running mate more than a year in advance is a bad idea in general, but specifically picking Abrams might compound the problem even further. Tiana Lowe, writing at the Washington Examiner, expands on the reasons...
  • Europeans see Germany's global role on the rise: Pew study

    03/23/2019 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.20.2019 | Lewis Sanders IV
    In a survey published late Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, nearly half of all respondents in 10 EU member states said Germany plays a more important role in the world that it did a decade ago. “There is a sense in Europe that while German power is on the rise, French and British power is stagnant or in decline,” the center said. The view across Europe: The idea that Germany plays a more important role today is most pronounced in Greece, with 81 percent of respondents agreeing.In Italy and Spain, roughly 56 percent shared the same viewHowever, only 37...
  • Rep. Andy Biggs: Prosecute Comey for instigating Mueller probe

    03/23/2019 5:55:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 March 2019 | Rep. Andy Biggs
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been completed, it is time to seek justice. That means fired FBI Director James Comey and others responsible for instigating this farcical investigation for the sole purpose of undermining President Trump must be prosecuted. In addition, the interests of justice require that the full Mueller report be released with no redactions so that we, the American people, can read it and judge for ourselves. Failure to prosecute those within our law enforcement apparatus who abused their power for political purposes by launching a baseless investigation that has torn our country apart will...
  • AOC Gives Ammo To School-Choice And Standardized Test Advocates

    03/23/2019 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Charles Vavruska
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez starred in a Jackson Heights town hall meeting on Saturday. While it was formally organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, AOC was the highlight and the reason most attendees showed up. As expected, many radical progressive proposals were presented, e.g., stop suspensions, eliminate standardized testing, remove white teachers, but for the most part, they were not proposed by Ocasio-Cortez. At the meeting, speaking about her own education, Ocasio-Cortez recounted that when she was about to start school at the age of five, her family decided the schools in her Bronx neighborhood were bad and they did...
  • Jason Chaffetz: On Mueller report, hypocritical Dems suddenly embrace transparency they rejected...

    03/23/2019 11:20:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Jason Chaffetz
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his report on Russia’s inference in our 2016 presidential election, Democratic congressional leaders have done something remarkable. In a dramatic flip-flop from their embrace of secrecy during the Obama administration, they now say: “Release the full report.” I never thought I would hear those words cross the lips of the same Democrats who took the polar opposite position when I and other Republicans in Congress made quite reasonable and legitimate requests for information during the term of Democratic President Obama. Yet on Friday, when Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William...
  • When They Come for the Jews, They Won't Ask Questions

    03/23/2019 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Mar 2019 | Caren Besner
    Albert Einstein observed, "If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew." His words are relevant today because anti-Semitism, briefly dormant, is alive again — in Europe and around the world. This "new form" of anti-Semitism claims to be different from the traditional racial and religious images. Its adherents say they are anti-Zionist, not anti-Semites. But their accusations mirror The...
  • Liberals pushing Green New Deal have no idea what it would cost

    03/23/2019 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/19/19 | Gabriella Muńoz
    The Green New Deal would come at a hefty cost - but figuring out how much is proving to be an impossible task for the bean-counters. The American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank run by a former Congressional Budget Office director, says the plan could run anywhere from $51 trillion to $93 trillion in costs to the government and private sector over a decade. Liberal lawmakers who made the proposal laughed that off, with Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, calling it “Big Oil misinformation.” The problem is the backers don’t have any studies of their own, only promises...
  • Unborn Babies with Down Syndrome Are Being 'Left Behind'

    03/23/2019 3:09:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Katie Shaw
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Marjorie Dannenfelser.In 2011 the United Nations General Assembly officially declared March 21 to be World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date, 3/21, represents the three copies of the 21st chromosome carried by people with Down syndrome – but the day represents so much more. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the value of every human being in our diverse world and educate about what it’s really like to live with Down syndrome.The theme of this year’s WDSD is #LeaveNoOneBehind. Down Syndrome International explains, “The reality today is that prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations,...