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  • Romney Held Dem Donor Meeting For Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz And It Didn’t Go Well

    07/17/2018 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2018
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently hosted a donor meeting for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who has been reportedly considering a run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger said the event did not go well and that many left uninspired by the potential nominee. “Will there be some segment of the customer base that decides, ‘I’m not going to go to Starbucks anymore should he become a candidate,” Mark Kalinowski, president of Kalinowski Equity Research, asked Politico. “You have to think about the employees. You have to think about the shareholders, everybody who might be...
  • Report: Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks’ Howard Schultz

    07/16/2018 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16,2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz — who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat — recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, “convened by” Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • Anything for that Iran deal: How Obama threw national security (and troops' lives) out the window

    07/11/2018 12:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    n a major story that came and went, President Obama shut down a major drug operation run by Hezb'allah because he didn't want to upset Iran's mullahs and endanger his Iran deal. Seems the Iran deal was considerably more important to his "legacy" than any concern about drug-dealing, the opioid epidemic, or just the idea of putting terrorists who finance themselves through the global drug trade out of business. Politico did the story about how Obama shut down Project Cassandra, so it should have gotten attention, yet it didn't. The whole thing recalls something security expert Rachel Ehrenfeld memorably told...
  • I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout. It Nearly Broke Me.

    07/11/2018 1:52:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/17 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    **SNIP** Many people wanted to know whether two-time cancer survivor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest and perhaps the most liberal justice on the Supreme Court, had enough gas in the tank to outlast the Trump presidency, or whether Trump would get a chance to fundamentally alter the balance of the court by replacing her, a possibility he dangled successfully to entice wary Republicans to vote him. **SNIP** Since Trump’s election, Ginsburg’s continued survival has become a matter of severe anxiety for liberals, many of whom pressured her in vain to resign during the Obama years to ensure that a Democrat...
  • Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

    07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by upchuck · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2018 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end...
  • Black female leaders criticize Pelosi, Schumer for 'failure to protect' Waters

    07/04/2018 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/04/18 | REBECCA MORIN
    Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment“ with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their “recent failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) “from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.“ “We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil‘ and ‘un-American.‘“ “In doing...
  • No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse

    07/04/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe -- the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying...
  • Trump's approval rating above 50% in new Florida poll

    06/26/2018 6:02:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Ocala .com ^ | June 25, 2018 | By Zac Anderson
    A CBS News poll conducted between June 19 and June 22 provides the latest piece of good news for Republicans hoping to beat back a predicted "blue wave." Among likely voters, Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in the poll while 48 percent disapprove of the president's job performance. The online survey of 1,002 registered voted - conducted for CBS News by YouGov - comes on the heels of a Politico poll released last week that had Trump at 48 percent approval in Florida and 49 percent disapproval. Factoring in the margin of error in both polls, Trump...
  • Trump treks to Capitol Hill as immigration firestorm rages

    06/19/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19th, 2018 | By RACHAEL BADE
    President Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to rally House Republicans behind an immigration bill he panned just five days ago. Now Republicans have to decide: Which Trump do they believe? Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants are well aware that only the president can give conservatives cover to vote for a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers — a huge leap for those who once dismissed that idea as “amnesty.” It’s why leadership invited Trump for a rare meeting with the entire Republican conference, just days after he indicated he might veto the...
  • Politico Accuses Sarah Sanders of an “Attack” for Tweeting about Getting Kicked Out of Restaurant

    06/23/2018 2:13:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about blaming the victim! Sarah Sanders tweeted today about having been kicked out of a restaurant by the owner because she works for President Trump. The Politico story on the incident quotes Sanders’ waiter confirming the incident. But instead of condemning the restaurant, Politico criticizes Sanders: “[T]he tweet qualified as an uncommonly specific attack from an official White House account on a private business.”Get the rest of the story here.
  • Trump and Kelly 'barely tolerating' each other: report

    06/19/2018 8:11:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | Brett Samuels - 06/19/18 | Brett Samuels - 06/19/18
    White House chief of staff John Kelly has loosened his grip amid a worsening relationship with President Trump, Politico reported late Sunday.The news outlet reported that Kelly has essentially given up on trying to control the president’s impulses. He told at least one person that he will let the president do what he wants, even if it results in impeachment. Kelly, who served as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary prior to becoming chief of staff, reportedly warned current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen against attending Monday's White House press briefing. Nielsen fielded questions on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance"...
  • Former Lethargic Politico Labor Reporter Provides More Comedy

    06/09/2018 9:20:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 9, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Mike Elk. He is the comedy gift that keeps on giving even after all these years. The former lethargic Politico labor reporter (whom they probably wish they never heard of) first came to our attention back in 2015 when the then 28 year old Elk was complaining about an incredible work load he had to endure: “I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24.”
  • Ex-Senate staffer faces charges in leak investigation

    06/07/2018 8:03:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7 2018 | Shane Harris and Ellen Nakashima
    A former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee has been indicted and arrested on charges of making false statements to the FBI during an investigation into the leak of classified information, the Justice Department announced Thursday. As part of the investigation, law enforcement officials seized years worth of phone and email records of a New York Times reporter, Ali Watkins, who had previously been in a romantic relationship with the staffer, the newspaper reported Thursday evening. The Senate staffer, James A. Wolfe, was indicted on three counts of making false statements while he served as the committee’s director of...
  • Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report

    06/07/2018 7:52:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Julia Manchester
    The Department of Justice reportedly seized a New York Times reporter's phone and email records this year in an effort to probe the leaking of classified information, the first known instance of the DOJ going after a journalist's data under President Trump. The Times reported Thursday that the DOJ seized years' worth of records from journalist Ali Watkins's time as a reporter at BuzzFeed News and Politico before she joined The Times in 2017 as a federal law enforcement reporter, according to the report Thursday. Watkins was alerted by a prosecutor in February that the DOJ had years of records...
  • Robert Mueller, You’re Starting to Scare Me

    05/23/2018 3:48:15 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 May 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Imagine for a moment that Robert Mueller was never pressed into service as a special counsel and wasn’t a household name. Imagine that there had never been any prompt for his investigation — that Donald Trump hadn’t blown all those kisses at Vladimir Putin, that the stooges and grifters around Trump hadn’t swooned at the prospect of sucking on Mother Russia’s teat, or that there’d been no offer of milk in the first place. What would we be focusing on right now? Maybe the just-published Politico report of Trump’s deliberate, cavalier use of a cellphone that doesn’t have strict security...
  • Inside Mueller’s FBI team

    05/21/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/17/18 | Josh Gerstein
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly hurled insults at the FBI agents working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 campaign. Rudy Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who’s now Trump’s lawyer, has attacked them as “stormtroopers.” The vitriol is unsurprising. The agents are powering an investigation that has shadowed Trump’s entire presidency — and they are mostly unknown to the public, making them easy targets. They are a mix of bureau veterans and relative newcomers handpicked by Mueller and his prosecutors to handle the highest-profile and most sensitive federal investigation in a generation. To assemble this portrait of Mueller’s...
  • Bernie’s army in disarray

    05/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Bernie Sanders’ top operatives formed “Our Revolution” after he lost the 2016 primaries to keep his army organized and motivated — and potentially prepare for another presidential run in 2020. But an extensive review of the Sanders-inspired group depicts an organization in disarray — operating primarily as a promotional vehicle for its leader and sometimes even snubbing candidates aligned with Sanders. Our Revolution has shown no ability to tip a major Democratic election in its favor — despite possessing Sanders’ email list, the envy of the Democratic Party — and can claim no major wins in 2018 as its own....
  • ‘This is why people HATE YOU.’ POLITICO’s hit piece on Hillsdale College BACKFIRES spectacularly

    05/13/2018 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sam J
    You know those stories that make you roll your eyes so far back in your head you think they might get stuck there? This hot mess from POLITICO is one of those stories:From POLITICO (sorry!): Maybe you’ve never heard of Hillsdale. Or maybe you hadn’t heard about the school before it precipitated a floor fight in the Senate during tax bill negotiations last fall. But the tiny Christian college with a graduate school in statesmanship, a strong conservative bent and roots in an anti-slavery Baptist church, has long been a treasured institution in right-of-center circles—known for its required classical liberal...
  • Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

    04/29/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    npr ^ | April 29, 2018·4:29 AM ET | Martina Stewart
    President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps. Chatter online among journalists and some in the administration's orbit after the event was full of criticism for comedian Michelle Wolf, who was the evening's headliner; criticism and soul-searching about the annual event itself; and an effort by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to pressure the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association into answering for Wolf's vulgar, personal jabs leveled primarily at...
  • Risks loom for Comey's book blitz

    04/14/2018 7:36:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 04/14/2018 06:39 AM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    James Comey’s new memoir is already a pre-publication media hit, but the former FBI director’s tell-all assault on President Donald Trump also poses major risks—not only for Comey’s personal reputation but for the wider Russia investigation he helped launch. Trump and his allies bombarded Comey with insults Friday, targeting his credibility and seeking to undermine his image as a nonpartisan law enforcement professional. On Twitter Friday, Trump called Comey an “untruthful slime ball,” while White House press secretary Sarah Sanders branded him a “discredited partisan hack.” Other critics accused Comey of cashing in on his celebrity to an unseemly degree....