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  • Vanity: Relief Should Not Induce Us or the President to Forget How We Got Here

    03/24/2019 3:03:43 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 22 replies
    me ^ | March 24, 2019 | me
    As a long-time denizen of this wonderful board, I share our immense relief and happiness that the obvious lack of truth to the claims of collusion has been recognized by Mueller. Sometimes the facts really do matter more than the narrative. But I think it behooves us, and the public at large, and the President, to ask how in the world we got the point where this long, ridiculous "investigation" was necessary. People who knew it wasn't true drove this. They should be unmasked (you'll pardon the expression). In addition, as sweet as this victory is, we should remember that,...
  • Michael Goodwin: Why Obama And Clinton Should Now Be Probed

    03/24/2019 10:45:00 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-24-2019 | 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. In fact, I believe the last two years, as traumatic as they were, will prove to be the easier part of the nightmare, because Mueller dealt only with whether Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to swing the election. Based on what we know so far, especially that no more indictments are...
  • Valerie Jarrett on First Meeting the Obamas, Voter Suppression, and Beto O’Rourke

    03/24/2019 5:17:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 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...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 93 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...
  • AIPAC’s competition — Obama to host Dems on Monday night of policy conference

    03/22/2019 7:09:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Former President Barack Obama will host a reception for freshman House Democrats on Monday evening at the home of Ambassador Esther Coopersmith in Washington, D.C, Jewish Insider has learned. Coopersmith, known as “one of the best at playing the Washington ‘networking’ game,” was appointed by Obama as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. On Monday night, AIPAC will also hold its leadership reception, perhaps AIPAC’s most-significant annual gathering, which typically puts the vast majority of members of Congress, AIPAC’s leadership, board and national council all in one room, during the same block of time. Several progressive 2020 presidential hopefuls, including...
  • How Obama got elected...

    03/21/2019 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 19 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | John Ziegler
    Needs shown again....to show how uninformed the American Public is.....How do we combat this?
  • Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe

    03/19/2019 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/19 | Gregg Re
    Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation. The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known...
  • Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life ...

    03/19/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 EDT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 EDT, 19 March 2019 | By Jennifer Smith and Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The suicide of Alan Krueger, a former Obama and Clinton adviser who killed himself this weekend, has shocked the worlds of politics and business where he was universally revered. Krueger, 58, had a new book coming out in June and was still a member of faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. He lived at home with his wife Lisa, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26. He is survived by them, his elderly parents and siblings. The family confirmed that he killed himself in a statement that was released by Princeton on Monday but no...
  • Chicago Police Union wants Federal Probe in Smollett case

    03/19/2019 3:02:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Nainamo News ^ | 3-19-2019 | Canadian Press
    The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham wrote the Justice Department following reports that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx asked Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to let the FBI investigate Smollett's allegations that he was attacked by two masked men after the former chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama informed Foxx that Smollett's family had concerns about...
  • Alan Krueger, former White House economist, dead at 58 from suicide

    03/18/2019 4:32:15 PM PDT · by John W · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gina Salamone
    Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist and a top adviser under two Presidents, has died at age 58 after taking his own life. “It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” a statement from his family reads. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.” His passing was initially announced Monday by Princeton, which...
  • Cal U fraudulent college admissions scandal (Obama, Napolitano united in conservative hatred)

    03/17/2019 1:07:44 PM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies
    www.californiagoldenblogs.com ^ | 3/16/19 | LELAND WONG
    Earlier this week, news broke of an investigation into wealthy families (including actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman) bribing test administrators and college athletics coaches to grant admission to their underqualified children; Stanfurd, UC L.A., and USC were among the schools involved. The media circus has now roped in UC Berkeley. Initially, the story was just that David Sidoo (“a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and former professional football player”) had paid $200,000 for someone to impersonate his two sons during the SATs, with his younger son ultimately ending up at Cal. At this point, there was no reason to hold Cal...
  • FBI Witness Blames Lynch, Rues Getting Caught [semi-satire]

    03/17/2019 10:06:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2019 | John Semmens
    Lisa Page, a key cog in the Obama Administration’s conspiracy to derail Trump’s campaign and sabotage him after he won the election, testified to Congress that it was Attorney General Loretta Lynch who ordered FBI Director James Comey to exonerate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified government communications. For her part, Lynch denied that she explicitly ordered Comey to do anything. “I just passed on the message given to me by Bill Clinton in our tarmac meeting. He said that Hillary really wanted to be president and that anyone who messed that up would regret it, possibly to the point of...
  • Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

    03/17/2019 9:26:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some activists say their concerns...
  • Barack Obama’s brother asks if Michelle is ‘Michael’

    03/16/2019 10:27:20 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 55 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 3/17/19 | Kyle Olson
    Oh boy! Barack Obama’s half brother, Malik, took to Twitter on Thursday to ask if Michelle is actually “Michael”. “Is Michelle Michael?” Obama asked, referring to a conspiracy theory that the former First Lady is actually a man. In 2017, Alex Jones claimed to have proof that Michelle was male. The Independent reported: In a 12-minute video, the Infowars host analyses footage and photos which he believes prove Ms Obama has a penis. “Since the early days of the Obama administration, citizens across the board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said that she is a man,”...
  • Jeb: ‘Our Friends No Longer Believe That They Can Trust the U.S.’

    03/16/2019 7:18:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/16/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a portion of an interview set to air on Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Axe Files,” former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised some of President Trump’s policies, but criticized his foreign policy approach as a “really dangerous” one that has undermined trust in the U.S. and “emboldened” its enemies.
  • What Trump does not do...and it's fantastic

    03/16/2019 9:33:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/16/2019 | Majid Mohammadi
    When Democrats lost to a non-politician in 2016, they could not swallow the failure and began to degrade their opponent's victory (by manufacturing "Russia collusion"), insult people who voted for the winner (calling them racist), and assassinate the character of the winner (calling him a dictator). To make the case for the third act, they invented a story that Donald Trump likes dictators and wants to be one and will not leave office if not elected in 2020. But his actions show the opposite. Trump does not want to be a king or a dictator, while his predecessors behaved as...
  • Kim Foxx's Embarrassing OMG Moment in the Jussie Smollett Case

    03/16/2019 4:39:23 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Kass
    As TV actor and want-to-be-victim Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Thursday to staging his very own fake hate crime, I thought about someone else on trial in this case: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The state’s attorney hasn’t been charged with anything and won’t be. She doesn’t have a formal role in the Smollett fake-hate-crime case, now that she’s recused herself owing to a conflict of interest. But she stands in the court of public opinion after a remarkable Tribune story by reporters Megan Crepeau and Jeremy Gorner. It is an account of how Foxx was contacted in...
  • Did Ilhan Omar marry her brother?

    03/15/2019 10:51:49 AM PDT · by amorphous · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 14 March 2019
    Freshman U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has become known to many Americans for her anti-Semitic remarks, but when she ran for a state legislative seat in 2016 and Congress last year, she was confronted with charges that she had committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother. Omar vehemently denies the claim, and her suppression of records has hindered any official verification. Nevertheless, investigations by conservative media outlets PJ Media and Alpha News have uncovered evidence that even the Associated Press has found compelling. One week after Omar became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, an anonymous post appeared...
  • Democratic Donors Charged in College Admissions Scam

    03/14/2019 3:14:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/13/19 | Mikhael Smits
    Several Democratic donors were among those charged Tuesday in a federal crackdown on a nationwide fraudulent college admissions conspiracy. Most of the press reaction Tuesday centered on Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, two prominent Hollywood stars charged in the sting. Huffman, when not acting, is a generous donor to Democratic candidates. Huffman has donated thousands of dollars since 2016 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), according to the Federal Election Commission's site. Prior to that, she donated frequently to President Barack Obama's election efforts. She is far from the only Democratic donor on the list, some of whom have also...
  • Records: Former Michelle Obama Aide, Smollett Relative Reached Out to (Prosecutor) Kim Foxx

    03/14/2019 11:53:40 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 14, 2019 | Andy Grimm
    Jussie Smollett told Chicago police he had fought off a pair of attackers who targeted him in an apparent hate crime, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx tried to persuade Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation over to the FBI. Foxx’s call came after an influential supporter of the “Empire” actor reached out to Foxx personally: Tina Tchen, a Chicago attorney and former chief of staff for Michelle Obama, according to emails and text messages provided to the Chicago Sun-Times in response to a public records request. Tchen passed Foxx’s number to a relative of the actor, and...