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  • Why Hasn't the Info on Weiner's laptop been released?

    04/25/2018 6:41:35 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 38 replies
    Vanity | 4/25/2018 | Vanity
    Last weekend Comey said that he wished that Anthony Weiner had never been born. Why? Because the information on the Weiner laptop had the NYC FBI field office up in arms. They forced Comey to reopen the Clinton investigation. Comey said he expected the bad news on the laptop to leak out so he figured that opening and closing the case would sterilize the case and immunize Hillary from its consequences after she was elected. But she wasn't elected. Instead Trump was elected. Now we have the the New York FBI going through Trump personal lawyer Cohen's files. But why...
  • New rule could force EPA to ignore major human health studies

    04/25/2018 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 7 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 4/25/18 | Warren Cornwall
    At an event at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., that was closed to the press, agency head Scott Pruitt touted the new policy as a way to increase transparency and enable the public to double-check research underpinning environmental regulations. The rule would require the agency to use only studies in which the underlying data are available for public scrutiny when formulating new “significant” regulations, which typically are regulations estimated to impose costs of $100 million or more. Specifically, the proposed rule says that EPA is seeking transparency for “the dose response data and models that underlie what we are calling...
  • Here’s Why Jeff Sessions Might Be Playing 4-D Chess

    04/25/2018 5:48:39 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 89 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 4/25/18 | Larry Schweikart
    (snip) --- On March 2, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.” Everyone forgot the line that followed: “This announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation or suggestive of the scope of any such investigation,” he added. But what he did not say was that the announcement should not be interpreted as denial of the existence of any such investigation.” The Swamp—and virtually all of the hysterical right that was conditioned to being...
  • Melania Trump's State Dinner Menu Slammed As 'Froo-froo Garbage' By Pundit (Erick Erickson)

    04/25/2018 4:57:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 181 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    First lady Melania Trump’s menu for the state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte was described as “froo-froo [sic] garbage” by a conservative pundit, who suggested the fare was out of touch.In a tweet, Erick Erickson mocked the menu selected by Melania—who eschewed an event planner in favor of organizing the occasion herself—which included a rack of lamb and jambalaya... Erick Erickson ✔ @EWErickson This menu is why I could never be President: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/384422-first-lady-releases-menu-details-for-macrons-state-visit … I'd serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes with sweet potato pie for dessert. None of this unpronounceable froo-froo garbage.1:14 PM - Apr 23,...
  • Justice Kagan: What If a President Issues a ‘Proclamation That Says No One Shall Enter From Israel?’

    04/25/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2018 | CNSNews Staff
    Justice Elena Kagan (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - In oral arguments in the case of Trump v. Hawaii today, Justice Elena Kagan suggested as a hypothetical that the United States elects a president “who is a vehement anti-Semite and says all kinds of denigrating comments about Jews,” and that, once in office, this president issues “a proclamation that says no one shall enter from Israel.” “This is an out-of-the-box kind of President in my hypothetical,” Kagan said in an exchange with Solicitor General Noel Francisco as people in the courtroom laughed, according to the transcript and audio recording of the...
  • ‘Caravan Migrants’ to Regroup in Tijuana Before Crossing, Says Organizer

    04/25/2018 3:41:22 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Busloads of “caravan migrants” arrived in Tijuana on Tuesday evening. An organizer says they plan to “regroup” before making a decision on when, if, or where to cross the U.S. border. Pueblo Sin Fronteras coordinator Rodrigo Abeja told Reuters that the migrants “will wait for all those seeking asylum to be together.” Once as many as 1,500 migrants, the caravan appears to have dwindled to about 600, the news organization reported. Two busloads of “caravan migrants” arrived in Tijuana Tuesday evening. The passengers included men, women, and children. After arriving, the passengers were let loose onto the streets of the...
  • DNC, DCCC Pay $1.3 Million for Hillary Group’s Lists

    04/25/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Joe Schoffstall
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) paid $1.3 million to a "resistance" group led by Hillary Clinton for the acquisition of its lists, filings show. Clinton launched Onward Together in April of last year with the intent of providing funding to established liberal groups that could quickly counter President Donald Trump using direct action and protests. Last May, Clinton pushed $800,000 from her campaign funds to her group. The DNC, which is millions of dollars in debt, found a way to cut hefty checks to Clinton's group even as they neglected state Democratic parties.
  • Senate Rules Committee backs proposal to reduce nomination debate time

    04/25/2018 2:01:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Looking to speed the confirmation process for a backlog of President Trump’s appointments, Senate Republicans on Wednesday advanced a measure to cut down on floor debate time for certain executive branch and judicial nominees. Republicans said Democrats forced their hand on the issue by making the Senate devote too much floor time over the past year to clearing procedural hurdles on even non-controversial and lower-level nominees. “Pointless wasting time, even when we know what the outcome is going to be, is what we’re talking about here today,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The change, pushed by Sen. James Lankford,...
  • Pastor spent 2 years in jail for helping girl escape court-imposed lesbian ‘mom’

    04/25/2018 1:58:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | April 12, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Mennonite pastor who helped a girl and her birth mother escape the United States to evade her court-imposed lesbian “mother” has been freed after serving almost 24 months in a U.S. federal prison. Kenneth Miller, a pastor with the Beachy Amish Mennonites of Virginia, was convicted in 2013 of having helped Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella (both unrelated to Kenneth Miller) to flee the United States. They left the country in late 2009 to evade court-imposed visits to Lisa’s former civil union partner, Janet Jenkins. According to a website created by Kenneth Miller’s supporters, the pastor was released...
  • Top Hillary Fundraiser in Disgrace as Video of Sickening Treatment of Cops Goes Viral

    04/25/2018 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 53 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | APRIL 25, 2018 AT 9:54AM | JOE SAUNDERS
    These police were pure pros. A former top Hillary Clinton fundraiser who tried to badger two New Jersey police officers by flashing her badge as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey found herself forced to resign last week after a video of the interaction went viral — including an arrogant “f-bomb” she dropped on the cops. And even if she’s out of one job, she’s still very much in the public eye. In the video released Tuesday, which has already garnered more than quarter-million views, Caren Z. Turner is seen confronting two Tenafly, New...
  • Nationwide protests planned if President Trump moves against Mueller or Rosenstein

    04/25/2018 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    WFAA - ABC Local ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Fredreka Schouten,
    More than 360,000 people have committed to take to the streets in nationwide protests should President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A coalition of roughly 100 mostly liberal groups is helping plan the 900 demonstrations, which organizers say would launch within hours of the firing or other significant action to thwart the investigation. “No one is hoping for a constitutional crisis,” said David Sievers, campaign director of MoveOn, one of the groups behind the “Nobody is Above the Law” demonstrations. “But...
  • Opinion: Robert Mueller’s Last Resort

    04/25/2018 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | By John N. Tye and Mark S. Zaid
    It’s a nightmare scenario, but it’s not hard to imagine: President Trump, growing tired of the Russia investigation as it closes in on him, fires Robert S. Mueller III and moves to dismantle the Office of Special Counsel. This would be a serious assault on the rule of law in the United States. The ability of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws would be in grave doubt. By now, Mr. Mueller has presumably amassed a great deal of evidence, some of which is highly classified, that may point toward serious crimes. Americans might reasonably wonder whether perpetrators, if...
  • Judicial Watch: New Clinton Emails Reveal Classified Docs, Clinton Foundation Connections

    04/25/2018 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 25, 2018 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released 281 pages of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. The emails, dated 2010 through 2013, contain classified information and detail collusion between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Ten emails contain classified information redacted “in the interest of national defense or foreign policy,” including confidential sources, and concern Israel and the Middle East. Most of the emails include exchanges with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The emails show Hillary Clinton conducted classified and sensitive...
  • Kanye West, alt-right darling

    04/25/2018 12:53:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 24 April 2018 | Molly Roberts
    Kanye West was having a great weekend, until he wasn’t. One moment, the rapper-producer-entrepreneur was dispensing pearls of pseudo-philosophy on Twitter to the retweets of adoring observers. The next, many of those same admirers had turned to denouncing him instead. Oh, and he had become an alt-right darling. Whatever West is going through at the moment, the response to his Twitter spree reveals more about the people who have fled from him — and those who’ve flocked to him, too. West’s fortunes reversed when he expressed his admiration on Saturday for red-pill YouTuber Candace Owens, an African American Donald Trump...
  • NYC Wanted To Be A Sanctuary. They Just Got A Visit From ICE (More Than 200 Illegals Arrested)

    04/25/2018 12:36:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Mayor de Blasio kept insisting that he would remain “defiant” and that New York City would be a sanctuary for illegal immigration. Well, as it turns out, if you really want to be a sanctuary city, ICE is going to treat you like one. Immigration officials just wrapped up a six day operation in the Big Apple code named Operation Keep Safe and they arrested more than 200 illegal aliens.Welcome to the party, pal. (NY Daily News) Federal immigration officials arrested 225 people in a sweeping six-day raid in the five boroughs and surrounding counties, officials said.Operation Keep Safe,...
  • Blue City Exodus Could Accelerate Because Of The GOP Tax Cut

    04/25/2018 12:33:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2018 | John Sexton
    A columnist for the Hill published a piece today outlining what she calls the “great exodus” out of America’s bluest cities. This is a well-established trend, one which our own Jazz Shaw has written about as recently as January. The author of the Hill piece argues that the GOP tax cut is about to put this trend into overdrive: The recently passed tax bill, which repeals the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, will only speed up the exodus. Thanks to the bill’s passage, many New York taxpayers will save little or nothing despite a cut in the federal...
  • Exclusive: Poll Shows Americans Side with Trump over Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 12:16:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/25/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A national poll conducted of 1,000 likely voters by McLaughlin & Associates and former Clinton pollster Dick Morris provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows support for President Trump and suspicion of the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. By a margin of 51 percent to 33 percent, voters do not believe Mueller has found “real evidence of corruption by the president.” More specifically, by a margin of 10 points, 43 percent to 33 percent, voters feel that Mueller has not uncovered any evidence that “President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.” A plurality of voters, 43 percent...
  • China's social credit system keeps a critical eye on everyday behavior (Big Brother)

    04/25/2018 11:57:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ben Tracy
    *China has created Big Brother* In some of China's largest cities, a high-tech effort is underway to bust low-level offenders like jaywalkers. Cameras record them going through intersections, zero in on their face and publicly shame them on nearby video screens. It's all part of the Chinese government's new social credit system where people's daily behavior is monitored and rated."I think it's a good thing," one woman said. "It makes people more honest." But this social credit rating goes far beyond a traditional credit score which is based on your finances. China's version factors in everything from jaywalking, to smoking...
  • Macron Speech to Congress Goes Off the Rails

    04/25/2018 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, the little guy was just cruising right along. It was as good a speech as Nicholas Sarkozy gave. I don’t think people remember this, but Sarkozy, when he was the president of France, came to Washington, had a big state dinner and had a joint speech, had a speech before joint session of Congress. And he dazzled and he wowed everybody. And the guy came off as much more of a patriotic conservative American than any Democrat in the House of Representatives. And today, the new French president, Macron, was off on the same riff and he was...
  • Clinton fundraiser Caren Turner quits Port Authority post after video of her cursing out local cops

    04/25/2018 11:28:29 AM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-24-2018 | Dan Mangan
    A Washington lobbyist who played a leading role in raising money for Hillary Clinton's presidential runs resigned her commissionership at a top transportation agency after being caught cursing out police on video. "You may shut the f--- up!" fumed the lobbyist, Caren Turner, at a Tenafly, NJ, cop during a March 31 traffic stop of a car in which Turner's daughter had been a passenger. "You're an ass," Turner later told the officer, according to a police report released Wednesday. "Look at that smug-ass look on your face." Turner, 60, had become increasingly frustrated and angry after police politely declined...