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  • (2017) How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

    03/17/2018 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Brocko · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 11, 2017 | by Paul Sperry
    When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House. In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his...
  • China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

    03/18/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.18.2018 | shs/jlw (AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump’s “Taiwan Travel Act” continues to draw ire from Chinese authorities. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Saturday the bill “severely violates” the “one China” principle and sends “very wrong signals to the ‘pro-independence’ separatist forces in Taiwan.” “China is strongly opposed to [the bill],” Lu said in a statement. “We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way,” he added. In a separate statement, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the act “interferes in China’s internal...
  • The TIGER Program: Obama’s Fingerprints on Another Florida Tragedy

    03/16/2018 5:32:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | March 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: When we left the program yesterday, the bridge at Florida International University had collapsed only moments ago. There was still some confusion being reported. The way it was being reported, I thought the bridge was open. The bridge wasn’t open. The span had been put in place on Saturday. The bridge not supposed to open ’til early next year. At any rate, the left has already found a way to politicize this. The left has already found a way to incorporate the name Donald Trump into the assignation or the assignment of blame. When, in fact, the culprit here...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Calif. couple dies in crash after fleeing from immigration agents

    03/15/2018 12:47:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    MSN ^ | 3-15-2018 | ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    A California couple died in a car crash Tuesday after fleeing from immigration officials, police said. Santo Garcia, 35, and Marcelina Profecto, 33, died at the scene in rural Kern County after their speeding SUV crashed into a power pole and overturned , Delano police said. Police determined the couple was fleeing from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, who tried to stop their vehicle. The driver pulled over, but then began speeding after the agents flashed their emergency lights and got out of their vehicle, police said. The couple, who has six children, was out looking for work when they...
  • Obama's 2012 campaign hired Fusion GPS to dig dirt on Mitt Romney, book claims

    03/15/2018 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign hired controversial research group Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a new book claims -- raising questions about Democrats’ possible long-standing ties to the group. Fusion GPS is the opposition research firm behind the “Trump dossier,” which contained what former FBI Director James Comey described as "salacious" and "unverified" allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump. The dossier cited Russian sources who said Russia had information that compromised Trump. The firm was retained by Marc Elias, an attorney representing both the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It...
  • Prosecutors open trial of Pulse gunman's widow, saying, 'Only two knew'

    03/14/2018 4:26:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:46 PM ET, Wed March 14, 2018 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, Devon M. Sayers and Nick Valencia
    Prosecutors opened Wednesday's federal terrorism trial of Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, with a pointed allegation that will likely be the crux of the state's case: Salman knew what her husband had planned before he killed 49 people, and she admitted it to the feds. The 31-year-old is charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice for allegedly misleading law enforcement agents investigating the June 12, 2016, massacre. She has pleaded not guilty, and her defense, in its opening statement, cast Salman as a victim, not an accomplice. While...
  • REVEALED: Obama Campaign Hired Fusion GPS To Investigate Romney

    03/13/2018 3:29:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 3/13/18 | Chuck Ross
    A new book claims former President Barack Obama hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Romney Obama used law firm Perkins Coie to hide payment to Fusion GPS The Clinton campaign would later do the same thing to investigate Trump The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released on Tuesday. The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to...
  • Navy Medics Get Prepared for Combat—With Tour of Duty in Chicago

    03/14/2018 9:04:08 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Shibani Mahtani
    CHICAGO— Konrad Poplawski, a 22-year old Navy hospital corpsman, is about to be deployed as a battlefield medic with the 2nd Marine Division, which has served in deadly battlegrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan. But first, he is making a pit stop at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital, which the Navy says is among few places here in the U.S. that provide experience treating the types of wounds they will inevitably see on the battlefield... ...The 14-bed unit treats over 6,000 trauma patients yearly, many of them with penetrating, life-threatening wounds akin to those on the battlefield.... “Corpsmen are not routinely exposed...
  • FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so

    03/13/2018 3:25:36 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Shortened title. Full title: Undercover FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so This is the first time that the FBI has offered any explanation at all of some extremely strange facts: an undercover agent was in contact with the jihad terrorists who were targeting our AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015. He told them to “tear up Texas.” He was in the car right behind them as they entered the parking lot of the event. They got out of...
  • 'Collusion' with Chicago officials and 13 other problems locals have with Obama Presidential Center

    03/11/2018 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/08/18 | Anna Giaritelli
    A panel of national and local experts, comprised mostly of African-Americans, lambasted Chicago city officials in a meeting Wednesday night for how they have worked closely with the Obama Foundation to build the Obama Presidential Center on public land despite criticism and serious concerns from representatives of the South Side neighborhood. "You have all this talk about collusion between Trump and Russia, right? To me, that sounds like collusion between the city and the university, and we see the same thing happening in relation to this," one of the panelists, Jawanza Malone, executive director of the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization, said....
  • LocalMS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed

    03/11/2018 12:57:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    WAPO ^ | 3/9/2018 | Michael E. Miller
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open. Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats. They attacked three 16-year-old students they suspected of being rivals before driving off. When police spotted the van in the same neighborhood the following afternoon and surrounded it at gunpoint, the MS-13 members were in the midst of...
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/08/2018 6:25:01 PM PST · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/09/2018 7:03:52 AM PST · by G Larry · 67 replies
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  • With Netflix, Obama builds another monument to himself(Barf alert!)

    03/09/2018 11:08:01 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 3/9/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Obama is at it again. Concerned about his crumbling legacy and unable to bear life out of the spotlight, the former president is in talks with Netflix "to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House," as the New York Times, which got the scoop, put it. Let that sink in. The man is seeking to rewrite history, his own history, the better to influence the public to think he wasn't such a bad president after all, through a television series about himself where he controls all the...
  • Obama’s forgotten back channel to Hamas

    03/08/2018 12:18:24 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    Back-channel diplomacy is neither new nor illegal. snip Erik Prince, who is close to several members of the Trump administration, set up the back channel with a Russian tied to the Kremlin, the report alleges. Prince reportedly met in Seychelles with the Putin-tied official and a UAE lobbyist to discuss future U.S.-Russia relations. Notably, Prince has never taken a position in the administration. The back-channel allegations are far removed from the original “collusion” allegations put forward by much of the legacy media. Even if it turns out to be true, there does not appear to be anything illegal or unprecedented...
  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 12:09:47 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
  • Arab Spring Sparked Global Religious Extremism - Russian Security Council

    03/07/2018 5:52:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/7/18
    Moscow, March 7, Interfax - The increase in terrorism around the world is a consequence of the Arab Spring, the Russian Security Council said. "The current sharp rise in religious extremism and the globalization of the terror threat in the world is due to events of the so-called Arab Spring," the council's deputy secretary, Sergey Vakhrukov, said at a meeting of the council's scientific board. Russia calls for the swift resolution of conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan, he said. The United Nations should devise a mechanism for assessing counterterrorist measures, Vakhrukov said. "We are for the swift completion...
  • Iraqi Hashd al-Sha’abi Fighters Discover Christian Mass Grave Near Mosul

    03/07/2018 5:49:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Press TV ^ | 3/2/18
    Iraqi pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have found a mass grave in the country’s northern province of Nineveh containing the bodies of dozens of Christians believed to have been executed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists. An unnamed source from the Syriac Orthodox Church told Arabic-language al-Ghad Press news agency that the volunteer forces, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, unearthed the mass grave along with security troops in Halila region near the village of Badush, located some 15 kilometers northwest of Mosul. The source added the mass grave contains the bodies of 40 Christian victims, noting that...
  • 9/11 and Parkland: When Systems Fail

    03/05/2018 5:34:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Patricia McCarthy
    Everyone paying attention knows now that the Parkland massacre by a severely troubled and dangerous young man was the result of a failure of a host of government institutions. The FBI received several specific warnings and ignored them. The Broward County sheriff's department also ignored countless notifications, as did the local police. Much of the inefficiency was probably due to sheer incompetence, people not doing the jobs they were meant to do. But much was the result of a truly ridiculous program invented by the Obama administration, the Promise policy. Jack Cashill has written about this in depth, as the...