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The Daily Caller is a conservative American news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C. It was founded by political pundit Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, former adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney. The site's coverage includes politics, business, world news, entertainment, sports, education, technology, outdoors, and energy.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Monday that President Donald Trump could lose the 2020 presidential election if his “personality” is the central focus of his campaign.

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it,” Ryan said during a lecture in Vero Beach, Florida, according to TCPalm.com.

The former speaker said President Trump should focus on issues of substance, rather than not style, if he wants to beat his Democrat presidential rival next year. Potential Democrat presidential contenders include Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) are expected to launch campaigns in the coming weeks.

Ryan retired from the House in January after serving three years as the chamber’s speaker. Under his watch, Republicans lost a House majority in the 2018 midterm election.

President Trump and Ryan have had an uneasy relationship. In an interview with the Daily Caller, the president blamed Ryan for failing to help secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language, ‘Please don’t do that, we’ll get you the wall.’ And I said, ‘I hope you mean that, because I don’t like this bill,'” the president told the outlet.

“Paul told me in the strongest of terms that, ‘Please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.’ Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything — people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall,” he added. “And then he went lame duck.”

Breitbart News published October 2016 audio of Ryan vowing to never defend President Trump following the release of the Access Hollywood tape. “His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” Ryan said. “There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future. As you probably heard, I disinvited him from my first congressional district GOP event this weekend—a thing I do every year. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days,” Ryan said during a conference call with Republican lawmakers.

Ryan was the vice presidential candidate for Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) failed 2012 White House bid.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried this week to delegitimize ethics complaints lodged against her by falsely linking watchdog groups to a totally separate Republican super PAC that received a record fine from the FEC over foreign money.

Seemingly frustrated with the ethics complaints that allege off-the-books operations and misuse of congressional resources, the rookie Democratic congresswoman from New York went on Twitter to incorrectly link watchdog groups to Right to Rise, a pro-Jeb Bush super PAC that was hit with a $390,000 fine for accepting more than $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals.

OCASIO-CORTEZ DENIES DARK-MONEY ALLEGATIONS IN FEC COMPLAINT: ‘THERE IS NO VIOLATION’

“Whoah: the creepy org filing bogus ethics complaints against me just *actually* got hit with one of the biggest fines in FEC history,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet.

But multiple social media users have called out Ocasio-Cortez, noting that the PAC has nothing to do with the groups that lodged the complaints against her.

She then issued something of a correction, claiming it was “Rather same guy who operated at the org,” but the Daily Caller noted her secondary remark also was false.

Former Right to Rise operative Luke Thompson, whom the congresswoman was referencing, was neither mentioned in the complaint against the Republican group nor is he filing ethics complaints against her.

Ocasio-Cortez's posts came in the wake of multiple ethics complaints that allege impropriety by her.

One complaint filed by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) alleges that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti funneled nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees – set up by Chakrabarti – to private companies that he also controlled.

OCASIO-CORTEZ, CHIEF OF STAFF ILLEGALLY MOVED $885G IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 'OFF THE BOOKS,' FEC COMPLAINT ALLEGES

The group claimed the scheme was devised to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures. Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News that “there is no violation.”

Another complaint, filed by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a political nonprofit, claims that Ocasio-Cortez used her newly found congressional privileges in an unethical manner when she set up the House email address for Riley Roberts, boyfriend of Ocasio-Cortez.

“This Complaint alleges Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez improperly converted U.S. House resources to her non-official, personal use by obtaining an official ‘@mail.house.gov’ e-mail address for her boyfriend, despite the fact he was not employed by her congressional office,” reads a line from the complaint obtained by Fox News.

“Moreover, it appears she obtained the e-mail address for him by falsely designating him a ‘staff’ member.”

Fox News’ Perry Chiaramonte and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

TheHill

Published  1 month ago

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The FBI on Wednesday said it had found no evidence about President Trump's claim that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised by hackers working for the Chinese government.

In a brief statement, the bureau said: “The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised.”

The statement follows the president's tweets earlier Wednesday claiming, without evidence, that Clinton's emails had been hacked by China.

"Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!" Trump tweeted.

Trump had earlier sent another tweet with the claim.

"Report just out: “China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private Email Server.” Are they sure it wasn’t Russia (just kidding!)? What are the odds that the FBI and DOJ are right on top of this? Actually, a very big story. Much classified information!," Trump said.

It was not immediately clear which report Trump was referencing. The Washington Post reported that the tweets had come after a Daily Caller story that cited anonymous law enforcement sources with the claim.

That Daily Caller story said that the intelligence community's inspector general had found that a copy of every email on the server "was being sent to a third party and that third party was a known Chinese public company that was involved in collecting intelligence for China."

Trump had said during the 2016 presidential race that he would seek a new investigation of Clinton if elected, but later walked back that claim.

"This isn’t the first time we’ve heard similar kinds of allegations,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing, according to Reuters.

“China is a staunch defender of cybersecurity. We firmly oppose and crack down on any forms of internet attacks and the stealing of secrets,” she added.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Monday that President Donald Trump could lose the 2020 presidential election if his “personality” is the central focus of his campaign.

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it,” Ryan said during a lecture in Vero Beach, Florida, according to TCPalm.com.

The former speaker said President Trump should focus on issues of substance, rather than not style, if he wants to beat his Democrat presidential rival next year. Potential Democrat presidential contenders include Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) are expected to launch campaigns in the coming weeks.

Ryan retired from the House in January after serving three years as the chamber’s speaker.

President Trump and Ryan have had an uneasy relationship. In an interview with the Daily Caller, the president blamed Ryan for failing to help secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language, ‘Please don’t do that, we’ll get you the wall.’ And I said, ‘I hope you mean that, because I don’t like this bill,'” the president told the outlet.

“Paul told me in the strongest of terms that, ‘Please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.’ Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything — people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall,” he added. “And then he went lame duck.”

Breitbart News published October 2016 audio of Ryan vowing to never defend President Trump following the release of the Access Hollywood tape. “His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” Ryan said. “There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future. As you probably heard, I disinvited him from my first congressional district GOP event this weekend—a thing I do every year. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days,” Ryan said during a conference call with Republican lawmakers.

Zero Hedge

Published  1 month ago

Not even a full week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted on The Joe Rogan Experience that his company was "way too aggressive" for banning people who tweeted "learn to code" as a running joke aimed at laid off journalists, the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross was temporarily suspended for just that.

The timing of Ross's ban, however, is more than a bit suspect.

"Learn to code" went viral in January after hundreds of journalists were let go from the likes of BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post, and were promptly given the same career advice that left-leaning outlets gave to middle American coal workers who had lost their jobs.

After several complaints, Twitter deemed "learn to code" abusive behavior - suspending wide swaths of users who participated in the running joke.

I am told by a person in the know that tweeting "learn to code" at any recently laid off journalist will be treated as "abusive behavior" and is a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 28, 2019

Those banned in February included the Daily Caller's editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll. After he appealed the decision, Twitter admitted they had "made an error."

Last week, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Trust & Safety Lead Vijaya Gadde were taken to task by journalist Tim Pool on the Joe Rogan Experience. After Gadde danced around the subject, Dorsey admitted that Twitter had been "way to aggressive" with the bans [forward to 8:39 for Dorsey's response].

Which brings us to the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross - who was suspended for 12 hours on Sunday for tweeting "learn to code" in response to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's suggestion that young geologists working for ExxonMobil should be "sharpening their other skills."

My Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours for sending this tweet, which was clearly a joke about the popular meme and John Hickenlooper's comment. I thought @jack acknowledged to @joerogan that Twitter was "too aggressive" in banning ppl over this? pic.twitter.com/3o2cptsAYK

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 11, 2019

Suspect timing

Ross notes that while his "learn to code" tweet was up for six hours or so - he was suspended within an hour of President Trump retweeting an article he wrote about a mysterious $2 million "dark money" donation to "The Democracy Integrity Project" - "an organization founded by a former Dianne Feinstein staffer that has contracted with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to investigate President Donald Trump."

I got notified of the suspension within an hour of so of @realDonaldTrump retweeting this article: https://t.co/ossAZE9vfD

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 11, 2019

Read Ross's article here.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Alyssa Milano is one of President Trump's loudest celebrity critics - not that he's losing any sleep over it. With one wild tweet, Milano declared she's a "gay man" who is also "disabled" - among

Neon Nettle

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Former VP 95% decided to run against president, but fears he will 'play too rough'

I Love My Freedom

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Here we go again! The left is so triggered by a hat that it has become comical. Claim Your Free Trump 2020 Hat - Just Cover Shipping Well, it was pretty funny at one point until

Conservative Review

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Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

As of late this morning, neither MSNBC nor CNN have covered the explosive allegations of campaign finance violations against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, according to the Daily Caller.

It was revealed earlier this week that an FEC complaint had been filed accusing Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti of violating campaign finance laws and illegally funneling nearly $885,000 in contributions from political action committees.

According to the Daily Caller, while both CNN and MSNBC mentioned the socialist lawmaker multiple times throughout their programming, neither network discussed the allegations against her.

The Daily Caller writes:

A review of MSNBC’s and CNN’s on-air coverage via Grabien, a television video-clipping service, turned up nothing on these allegations levied against the freshmen representative.

Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned during seven different shows Tuesday on MSNBC. Her defense of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is facing allegations of anti-Semitism, was referenced in four of those instances.

Her name was mentioned during five different programs on CNN, with two pertaining to Omar, and three on her questioning of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, in front of the House Oversight Committee last week.

Ocasio-Cortez has denied the allegations.

“There is no violation,” the Congresswoman told Fox News yesterday after landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport. She responded, “No, no” when asked if the complaint proves her campaign was connected to “dark money.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Neon Nettle

Published  1 month ago

Blanca Ocasio-Cortez admits her daughter is not a real socialist

Diamond & Silk

Published  1 month ago

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee announced they would not be allowing Fox to moderate any of their debates.

From Daily Caller:

DNC Chair Tom Perez released a statement indicating that he wants the Democratic message to reach as many voters as possible, but also claiming that Fox is “not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate.”

“I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters. That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News. Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates. Therefore, Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”

This is of course incredibly ironic given the constant bias of networks like CNN and MSNBC and the fact that CNN actually gave debate questions to a candidate. Talk about fairness.

CNN’s Brian Stelter, without a bit of self-awareness, even defended the DNC decision (as opposed to defending journalistic colleagues or the right of the people to know) claiming that Fox “dehumanized” Democrats.

Meanwhile, it’s completely fine for CNN and MSNBC who have actually made a cottage industry of attacking, dehumanizing and delegitimizing the president to host debates.

And it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the questions from actual journalists like Chris Wallace, Martha McCallum and Bret Baier wouldn’t be cushy softball questions that the DNC could slip to the moderators and control the debate.

Fox folks blasted the decision.

Fox News Senior Vice President Bill Sammon slammed the DNC’s decision in response, stating, “We hope the DNC will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity and professionalism, from moderating a Democratic presidential debate.”

“They’re the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” Sammon added.

And others pointed out how this really didn’t help Democrats.

It makes them look scared of tough questions. It doesn’t help them to be ready for the general.

And it cuts them off from a huge swath of the population on the most popular cable news network in the country.

HT: Newsbusters

David Harris Jr

Published  1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti are looking at possible prison sentences over major violations in election law. For those of you that may not know, if you coordinate with a PAC that supports you in an election, it is a major election violation. AOC and her chief of staff, went far beyond even that. They actually ran the PAC, which is far worse than coordinating with a PAC. Former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said that opens up AOC for major campaign violations, including receiving illegal campaign contributions.

Former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told the Daily Caller:

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions.”

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

And fellow former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation.” He also noted that such a probe could potentially result in jail time for Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Chakrabarti.

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Big League Politics

Published  1 month ago

After receiving widespread backlash for conducting what was widely a softball interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on his platform, podcaster Joe Rogan had him back on his program along with his de-facto censorship commissar Vijaya Gadde to take hard questions from independent journalist Tim Pool.

The podcast was livestreamed over YouTube earlier today:

While being grilled by Pool, Dorsey mostly deferred to Gadde, who attempted to portray herself as a responsible moderator of fair content on the platform.

She attempted to defend widespread Twitter censorship in response to ‘Learn to Code’ messages being sent to reviled corporate journalists after losing their jobs.

Twitter Exec Is Questioned About "Learn to Code" pic.twitter.com/MK4D90fnxs

“There was a targeted campaign being organized off our platform to abuse and harass these journalists,” Gadde said.

“That’s not true,” Pool struck back. “See, here’s the thing. An activist who works for NBC wrote that story and then lobbied you. You issued an official statement, and then even the editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller got a suspension for tweeting ‘Learn to Code’ at the Daily Show.”

After Gadde played dumb, Pool corrected the record and explained how Twitter operates their censorship program at the behest of radical leftist activists in the mainstream media.

“They report it. The narrative goes far and wide amongst your circles,” Pool explained. “Then all of a sudden you are seeing high-profile conservatives tweeting a joke getting suspensions.”

Gadde refused to give an honest answer, and defaulted back to her public relations NPC stock response of whining about “death threats, wishes of harm [and] other coded language.”

However, the facade of Gadde being a naive but well-intentioned observer crumbles to pieces after a quick examination of her own Twitter profile shows that she follows a who’s who of anti-American leftist thought controllers.

If you want to know what Twitter's Head of Censorship thinks of you, just take a look at what accounts she follows. pic.twitter.com/vaMW7t4EyK

Her public statements show that she is a social justice warrior with a victim complex as well. She even spun a yarn to Fortune Magazine back in 2014 about her immigrant father having to ask the Ku Klux Klan for permission to work growing up in small town Texas back in the 1970s and 80s.

“You don’t realize it when you’re a child,” Gadde said of all the horrible racists in her Texas community. “But when you’re in high school you realize this isn’t right.”

Perhaps Gadde should have realized in high school that Big Brother corporate censorship isn’t right either, but she failed to do so.

As a result of her lack of understanding, Gadde is the villain holding the bag as Twitter and other social media corporations are exposed publicly for their sinister Orwellian business practices.

Perhaps she herself should learn to code because it may not be easy for her to earn another lawyer job after Twitter goes bust!

Zero Hedge

Published  1 month ago

Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele has suddenly backed out of a planned video appearance at a pro-democracy gathering in Baltimore next week for a group founded by Trump-hating chess champ Garry Kasparov, according to Politico.

The author of the largely unverified Trump-Russia dossier had been scheduled to discuss disinformation on a panel moderated by Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, which is set to include Atlantic Council fellow Evelyn Farkas - a former deputy assistant secretary of defense who notably slipped up on live TV and admitted in March 2017 that the Obama administration had been spying on the Trump campaign.

Applebaum said that Steele had gotten "cold feet" last week and canceled on the advice of his legal counsel. As the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross notes, this would have been Steele's first public remarks in the nearly two years since BuzzFeed published his dossier.

Perhaps Steele was 'spooked' by testimony last week from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who debunked a key claim in the dossier that he traveled to Prague in August 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials in order to arrange clandestine payments to hackers who stole emails from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.

Cohen only denied the Prague allegation during his open testimony, but GOP California Rep. Devin Nunes suggested on Monday that the former Trump fixer disputed all of the dossier’s allegations during a closed-door hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last Thursday. -Daily Caller

Steele's dossier was commissioned by Hillary Clinton's campaign through law firm Perkins Coie, which paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which in turn commissioned Steele to assemble the collection of reports which relied heavily on Kremlin officials.

The dossier was used by the US intelligence community to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on Trump campaign aide Carter Page - along with anyone he was in communication with. Steele's report claimed that there was a "well-developed conspiracy of co-operation" between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

The reports, which circulated among U.S. intelligence officials beginning in the summer of 2016 and were later published by BuzzFeed, helped set off a chain of events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. In the years since Steele authored his reports, evidence has emerged of extensive contacts between Trump’s aides and various Russian state-aligned actors, while many of the most salacious allegations in Steele’s reports remain unconfirmed or at least partially debunked. -Politico

The conference Steele backed out of will continue without him - and "will examine and wrestle with the underlying threats to liberal democracy and propose strategies to reinvigorate it," according to promotional materials.

Also in attendance will be Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), former Republican House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and former undersecretary of defense for George W. Bush Paul Wolfowitz, per Politico. It is being organized by the Renew Democracy Initiative chaired by chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday his network has his back after a liberal media watchdog group published years-old audio of him on the radio making disparaging and perverse comments about young girls and women.

At the end of an eight-minute-long monologue about the controversy, which began Sunday evening when Media Matters published excerpts from between 2006 and 2011 of Carlson calling in to to the shock jock radio program of Bubba the Love Sponge, Carlson said he would not bow to a liberal "mob" of critics.

"First, Fox News is behind us as they have been since the very first day," he said. "Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for that. Second, we've always apologize when we're wrong and will continue to do that. that's what decent people do: They apologize. But we will never bow to the mob, ever, no matter what."

Carlson suggested his words were mischaracterized saw no reason in trying to make a case.

"There’s really not that much you can do to respond. It’s pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of context, or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think, or would want for the country," he said.

"None of that matters. Nobody cares," Carlson added. "You know the role you’re required to play: You are a sinner, begging the forgiveness of Twitter. So you issue a statement of deep contrition. You apologize profusely for your transgressions. You promise to be a better person going forward. With the guidance of your contrition consultants, you send money to whatever organization claims to represent the people you supposedly offended. Then you sit back and brace for a wave of stories about your apology, all of which are simply pretexts for attacking you again. In the end, you get fired, you lose your job. Nobody defends you. Your neighbors avert their gaze as you pull into the driveway. You are ruined."

Around the time Carlson spoke, Media Matters published a second and third wave of audio of Carlson using a term that is insulting to gay people and making comments about race, including questioning the blackness of former President Barack Obama and calling Iraq "a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys."

In reacting to the first wave Sunday evening, Carlson refused to apologize and stressed that his "naughty" comments were years old.

"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago," Carlson, 49, said. "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why."

Carlson worked for MSNBC from 2005 to 2008 and moved over to Fox News in 2009. He also co-founded the conservative website the Daily Caller in 2010.

Fox News did condemn another one of its hosts, Judge Jeanine Pirro, for suggesting Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is against the U.S. Constitution because she wears a hijab.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is defending the bureau’s use of the discredited anti-Trump dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page.

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports that in an interview with New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, McCabe said, “I do believe that we adequately notified the FISA Court of the information we were using, and what we thought of the information.”

Defending the FBI’s FISA application process, McCabe said they go “into great detail about our previous relationship, what we thought of the information we were getting from him, how we understood his involvement or interest in this stuff that was in the FISA package.”

McCabe reiterated during the interview, “I do think we represented it adequately.”

“I think everyone was satisfied that we had represented that accurately and adequately in the package.”

Ross writes: “The bureau revealed in its FISA applications that Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, was likely working on behalf of individuals who wanted to prevent Donald Trump from being elected. But the application did not disclose that the DNC and Clinton campaign were the ultimate financiers. The applications also did not reveal that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had told FBI and Justice Department officials that Steele was “desperate” to see Trump lose the 2016 election.”

For the full report, click HERE.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

We will delve into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's potentially unethical ways in just a second. First, can we talk about Michigan's Rashida Tlaib? You remember her best for being caught on tape saying she's going to

SARAH PALIN

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was asked during a rally in Dubuque, Iowa why she and other Democrats believe all people in America should have the right to free healthcare, but the unborn do not deserve even the right to life.

BizPac Review reports Warren was addressing the crowd on a universal, single-payer healthcare option when she said: “What we say to each other is if it’s your grandma or it’s you or it’s your niece’s baby, we’re all going to pitch in a few nickels, so we can be there for each other. That is the best of who we are.”

A heckler then asked: “What about the babies that survive abortion — how come they can’t have health care?”

Warren quickly injected, “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America.”

The heckler hit back at Warren’s decision to vote against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: “But you voted against it.”

Check it out:

As the Daily Caller reports, the Senate failed to pass the bill earlier this week which “would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the ‘same protection of law as any newborn.’”

“Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont—who’s an independent but vying for the Democratic nomination—voted against the bill along with Warren,” the Daily Caller adds.

As Fox News reports, the legislation never saw an actual vote, but defeated by a 53 to 44 vote to end Democratic debate on the legislation. Democrats could have indefinitely debated the legislation so it was dismissed.

Here’s more from Fox News:

Three Democrats joined Republicans to support the bill — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones or Alabama. Three Republicans did not vote, apparently because of scheduling issues and plane flight delays — including Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have required that “any health care practitioner present” at the time of a birth “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

The bill, which exempted the mother involved in the birth from prosecution, also would have required practitioners to “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.” It prescribed a possible term of imprisonment of up to five years for violations, not including penalties for first-degree murder that could have applied.

And, BizPac Review adds:

“Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America,” Warren replied Wednesday to her heckler.

That was a lie.

“There is no existing federal law enacting an explicit requirement that newborns delivered in the context of abortion be afforded ‘the same degree’ of care that ‘any other child born alive at the same gestational age’ would receive, as this bill would,” National Review notes.

“Only 33 states currently offer some kind of protection for infants born after attempted abortions, and those laws can be repealed; New York’s Reproductive Health Act last month did just that.”

100PercentFedUp.com

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“I, regretfully, was one of the folks who would only wear it the days I didn’t have the time or energy to fix my hair”

WND

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A new Muslim congresswoman who has been accused of lying to her voters, lying about her residency to run for offices and once called President Trump a "motherf-----," now is being revealed to have paid herself $45,500 in campaign funds, including $17,500 that apparently came after those payments were supposed to have stopped.

Mail Online

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The California-based company has been accused of using software manipulation to introduce features that restrict traffic to some sites.

The Gateway Pundit

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President Trump invited the Division 1 FCS National Champions North Dakota State to the White House on Monday.

President Trump served them Big Macs and Chick-Fil-A.

Trump Serves Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches And Big Macs To North Dakota State Football Players https://t.co/mha1Iu8aMw pic.twitter.com/7khEMgZvmu

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 4, 2019

Trump fast food football spread vol. 2 – Now with @ChickfilA (AP/Carolyn Kaster) pic.twitter.com/Yt4Q8Wv3Mj

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 4, 2019

President Trump, White House guests and fast food?

Big Mac or Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich?

Those were among the choices of fast food items available to the North Dakota State University championship football team. https://t.co/OiZuiZUeef pic.twitter.com/33PIlbDHPp

— NBC Local 33 News (@WVLANBCLocal33) March 4, 2019

More video:

President Trump honored the North Dakota State University football team today by serving them McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A: "I know you people very well."

🤦‍♀️pic.twitter.com/ngVAkzstCx

— SFDB (@sfdb) March 4, 2019

Culttture

Published  1 month ago

On Wednesday, James O’Keefe and the investigative journalists at Project Veritas released a report with leaked information that shows Facebook routinely suppressed right-leaning Facebook pages using a method called ‘deboosting.’

Mike Cernovich and Steven Crowder‘s Facebook pages were among those ‘deboosted’ as documents from an ex-Facebook employee revealed.

The full report includes dozens of internal documents, screenshots of Facebook employee discussions, and a sit-down interview with the unnamed Facebook insider.

Wednesday’s Project Veritas report contains many revelations – including that Facebook is suppressing right-leaning content with code built right into the platform.

“Deboosting” is the term for the technical action a Facebook insider repeatedly saw attached to pages for influencers like Mike Cernovich and Steven Crowder, according to documents she provided. One precise coding term was labeled ActionDeboostLiveDistribution.

“I saw things going on that I personally find to be troubling,” the former employee says in the video.

“I would see [ActionDeboostLiveDistribution] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.”

The whistleblower claims that the code is modified to “deboost” content produced by the pages it’s attached to, specifically suppressing the distribution of livestreams from that page. Project Veritas confirmed with a current Facebook employee that the tag could reduce a “video’s visibility in news feeds, remove sharing features and disable interactive notifications.”

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Political censorship on Facebook appears to be far more extreme than anyone could have imagined. And it should come as no surprise that this censorship is all directed towards conservatives.

Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly defended “deeply offensive” free speech on the website, arguing that even Holocaust deniers have a right to express their views on the platform. Recent revelations suggest that this public defense of free expression is a farce, and completely contradicted by systematic Facebook practices to quash conservative opinion.

According to a former Facebook insider who was interviewed by Project Veritas, the social media giant has allegedly developed an entire set of tools that it frequently uses to suppress conservative voices and target outspoken right-leaning users.

One of those tools is called “ActionDeboostLiveDistribution,” a code for a function that reportedly suppresses the distribution of live content from certain pages.

“I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages,” the insider told Project Veritas. “I first noticed it with an account…(and) I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.”

“[W]ith these ‘deboost live stream’ things, there was no warning sent to the user… These were actions that were being taken without the users knowing,” the former Facebook employee added.

In other words, conservative videos that are live-streamed on the social network could be quietly “deboosted” by Facebook, instantly limiting the content’s reach and impact. According to the insider, the social media website did not target live content from liberal pages with the same “deboost” function.

Remarkably, though, the censorship of conservative users on Facebook doesn’t stop there.

Additional supporting documents published by Project Veritas contained a presentation from a pair of Facebook engineers, Seiji Yamamoto and Eduardo Arino de la Rubia, titled “Coordinating Trolling on FB” that appears to mention both ongoing activities and potential future actions that Facebook can take to suppress content it doesn’t like.

“Yamamoto, who is responsible for ‘News Feed Reduction Strategy,’ also authored a post where he said Facebook should address ‘…quite a bit of content near the perimeter of hate speech,’” the report claimed.

The presentation reportedly outlines how Facebook could identify “bad content” based on certain key terms that are often used by conservatives — including “MSM” for Mainstream Media and “SJW” for Social Justice Warrior — and also proposes “special features” that Facebook could use to clamp down on “troll” accounts “leading up to important elections.”

“They created the troll score so they could help identify, using words they would post, pictures, if they were friends with other trolls and then using that to determine whether this person should be on the platform or not,” the insider told Project Veritas.

Sadly, many other large social media platforms that once championed free speech are also fast becoming censors of political expression, abusing their power to determine which news reports you see and which opinions you hear.

No democracy can survive without free speech and open public discourse, and the suppression of controversial views — whether genuinely offensive or just contrary to the views of the liberal elites at tech companies — is the first step toward tyranny.

If Facebook really is engaging in extreme censorship, then the social media giant has become one of the foremost threats to intellectual diversity in America — a true enemy of a free people.

Brian Robertson is a former senior administration official who served most recently in the U.S. Department of State.

CBN News

Published  1 month ago

The investigative journalism group Project Veritas says it has obtained leaked internal documents from a former Facebook employee proving the company's alleged bias against conservatives on its platform. 

Project Veritas

Published  1 month ago

Insider, Formerly Responsible for Content Review in Facebook's Intellectual Property Dept Speaks Out, Loses JobFacebook Engineers Plan to "demote bad content"Conservative Facebook Page Livestre

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Recent Facebook insider leaks released by Project Veritas reveal that the social media giant’s demoting of conservative content isn’t just done by human moderators, it’s built right into the code of the website as a technical action called “deboosting.”

Project Veritas latest bombshell report reveals inside info from Facebook. One of the most shocking revelations from the report is that Mark Zuckerberg’s suppression of conservative content on the platform isn’t just the result of heavy-handed moderation by human employees, but is actually built right into the code of the site.

Project Veritas reports:

According to the insider, the documents revealed a routine suppression of the distribution of conservative Facebook pages. The technical action she repeatedly saw, and for which Project Veritas was provided documentation, was labeled ActionDeboostLiveDistribution. Said the insider, “I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.”

Conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s page had been suppressed before in April 2016, and Crowder told Project Veritas they settled a dispute related to the issue with Facebook out of court.

Project Veritas reached out to Steven Crowder’s attorney, Bill Richmond, who stated:

Louder With Crowder is investigating the allegations of concealed stream throttling by Facebook. The accusations are deeply troubling given the previously settled dispute with Facebook uncovered by Gizmodo.com, which found the show was targeted by Facebook workers with secret audience restrictions on political grounds alongside other prominent conservative voices.

According to screenshots obtained by Project Veritas, the ActionDeboostLiveDistribution tag also appears on the Facebook page of conservative commentator Mike Cernovich. The whistleblower alleges that the tag is designed to “deboost” content produced by the pages it’s attached to, specifically suppressing the distribution of livestreams from that page. A current Facebook employee confirmed to Project Veritas that the code could reduce a “video’s visibility in news feeds, remove sharing features, and disable interactive notifications.”

Cernovich commented on the power that Facebook has over its users stating: “Facebook, or an individual at Facebook, has the unilateral power to create false allegations against someone he or she doesn’t like. The person accused not only can’t do anything about the allegation, they don’t even have an idea the allegation was made.”

The “deboost” action appears to be applied to page algorithmically rather than done deliberately by a single Facebook employee but as a result, Facebook page owners are not notified if the tag is added to their page. The Facebook insider stated: “With these ‘deboost live stream’ things, there was no warning sent to the user… These were actions that were being taken without the users knowing.”

The insider also noted that very few left-wing pages had been hit with a deboost tag: “I looked at the Young Turks’ page, I looked at Colin Kaepernick’s page, none of them had received the same deboost comment,” the insider stated. The “deboost” tag appears after another tag titled “Sigma” which refers to an artificial intelligence system developed by Facebook to block potential suicide or self-harm posts. Both Steven Crowder and Mike Cernovich stated that they don’t believe they have promoted suicide or self-harm, rather Cernovich stated that he has spoken out against suicide and self-harm on multiple occasions with blog posts and tweets to back up his claims.

Zero Hedge

Published  1 month ago

A former Facebook employee turned whistleblower has revealed that the social media giant engages in "routine suppression" of conservative pages through various methods, confirming internal documents and presentation materials Project Veritas obtained from a Facebook insider.

The employee, who left Facebook in 2018 and was later hired by Project Veritas, along with screenshots from a Facebook workstation "show the specific technical actions taken against political figures, as well as "[e]xisting strategies" taken to combat political speech," according to Veritas, such as "deboosting" - by which the visibility of certain content is reduced algorithmically based on certain keywords.

Project Veritas spoke to a current Facebook employee off the record who said that the code could limit a video’s visibility in news feeds, remove sharing features, and disable interactive notifications. -Project Veritas

"I saw things that were going on that I personally found to be troubling."

According to the insider, the documents revealed a routine suppression of the distribution of conservative Facebook pages. The technical action she repeatedly saw, and for which Project Veritas was provided documentation, was labeled ActionDeboostLiveDistribution. Said the insider, “I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.” -Project Veritas

Conservative comedian and commentator Steven Crowder told Project Veritas that he and Facebook reached an out-of-court settlement related page suppression from April 2016. Crowder's attorney, Bill Richmond, told Veritas:

“Louder With Crowder is investigating the allegations of concealed stream throttling by Facebook. The accusations are deeply troubling given the previously settled dispute with Facebook uncovered by Gizmodo.com, which found the show was targeted by Facebook workers with secret audience restrictions on political grounds alongside other prominent conservative voices.”

In another case, a screenshot of an "action log" of right-wing pundit Mike Cernovich's Facebook page reveals that his content was likely "deboosted" as well.

Cernovich said that the most troubling aspect is that Facebook could simply "make stuff up" about people by manipulating content.

"Facebook, or an individual at Facebook, has the unilateral power to create false allegations against someone he or she doesn’t like. The person accused not only can’t do anything about the allegation, they don’t even have an idea the allegation was made," Cernovich said.

Also notable, the Facebook insider says that the "deboost" action does not notify page owners that their content has been subject to the algorithm, saying: "[W]ith these ‘deboost live stream’ things, there was no warning sent to the user… These were actions that were being taken without the users knowing."

The insider did not notice the "deboost" tag on any left-wing pages.

"I looked at the Young Turks’ page, I looked at Colin Kaepernick’s page, none of them had received the same deboost comment," she said.

The “deboost” tag appears after the word “Sigma,” which Project Veritas has learned is an artificial intelligence system used to block potential suicide and self-harm posts. Both Mike Cernovich and Steven Crowder cannot recall having ever produced any videos on Facebook that promote suicide or self-harm. Mike Cernovich told Project Veritas that in fact he has long spoken out against suicide and self-harm, and provided tweets of his and a blog post as evidence. -Project Veritas

Veritas also notes a presentation found within the leaked documents from Facebook engineers Seiji Yamamoto and Eduardo Arino de la Rubia titled "Coordinated Trolling on FB." The presentation details current and future actions available to the company to combat alleged abusive behavior on the platform.

Yamamoto is shifting the goalposts - claiming in a post that Facebook should address content "near the perimeter of hate speech," which are "things that aren’t actually hate speech but that might offend somebody. Anything that is perceived as hateful but no court would define it as hate speech."

The insider believes Yamamoto’s plans appears to be political in nature, rather than in response to abusive behaviors, “[i]t was clearly kind of designed… aimed to be the right wing meme culture that’s become extremely prevalent in the past few years. And some of the words that appeared on there were, using words like SJW… MSM… the New York Times doesn’t talk about the MSM. The independent conservative outlets are using that language.”

Also in Yamamoto’s report was a line appearing to say that online Facebook trolls are involved in “destructive behaviors” such as “[r]ed-pilling normies to convert them to their worldview.” -Project Veritas

"Red-pilling" is a reference to the 1999 movie The Matrix, and refers to educating a person to facts and information that contradict mainstream narratives or allow a person to reframe their worldview through a different context. "Normies" are people who have yet to be red-pilled.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

The Lutchman Review

Published  1 month ago

Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020 and it’ll probably be the funniest thing to watch in the world.

She recently just made a total fool out of herself when asked what kind of president this country needs. It’s hilarious.

From Daily Caller: Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris said the U.S. needs a president who knows how to prosecute President Donald Trump, citing her former job as state attorney general Sunday.

Harris, a 2020 presidential candidate, was in Bettendorf, Iowa, speaking to a group of supporters, when she said, “we’re gonna need a fighter, and we’re going to need somebody who knows how to prosecute the case against this president,” pitching herself as the ideal candidate to defeat Trump in 2020 to the audience of around 500.

Harris was the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 before being elected to the Senate. Now, she hopes to take on Trump in the 2020 election, but will have to get through a crowded Democratic primary first.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Trump and Russian Collusion, about which Harris was speaking, will not be delivered to the Department of Justice as soon as previously reported by CNN.

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

The true scandal is not the swirling gossip that Rod Rosenstein mentioned the 25th Amendment, but the Sypgate dossier, stupid!

The Daily Beast

Published  1 month ago

In years past, Breitbart and Fox News dominated the annual conservative confab. But this year, a notoriously far-right student organization runs the show.

National Review

Published  1 month ago

Senator Tim Kaine is in a bind. The Virginia Democrat has been confronted in recent weeks about where exactly he stands on abortion rights, and he’s learning that there’s no easy way to make everyone happy.

His latest juggling act is finding a way to pacify concerned Catholic constituents, who wish to know where their Catholic senator stands on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a proposed piece of federal legislation that would mandate medical care for infants born alive in the context of abortion.

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) brought the bill to the floor earlier this month, in the wake of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s comments appearing to endorse physicians’ right to let newborns die, at least in some circumstances. The entire Senate will vote on the legislation on Monday.

Though Kaine has yet to issue a statement on how he plans to vote, he recently responded to constituent inquiries about his stance on the bill with a letter, a copy of which was obtained by National Review. The text doesn’t say explicitly whether he’ll vote against Sasse’s bill next week, but the implication seems to be that he intends to oppose it.

“This bill would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion,” Kaine writes. It’s an intriguing turn of phrase: A fetus, after all, is what the Left has chosen to call unborn children in an effort to dehumanize them. If a fetus survives an abortion, presumably it is no longer a fetus but a newborn infant.

The rest of the letter is similarly slippery. “I support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions,” Kaine goes on. “For that reason, I oppose efforts to weaken the basic holding of Roe v. Wade . . . [and oppose] restricting and criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.”

Kaine’s office did not respond to National Review’s request for comment on the senator’s official position on the born-alive bill. But even as the senator appears poised to oppose legislation that does nothing more than require medical care for living infants — it doesn’t even prescribe a particular method of care — he has expressed disapproval for the increasing abortion extremism of Democrats in his state.

Late last month, Virginia Democratic delegate Kathy Tran proposed a bill that would legalize abortion in the last three months of pregnancy and admitted that her legislation would allow abortion even when a mother was in labor. This, Kaine says, goes a bit too far. He told the Daily Caller, when pressed for his opinion about his state’s abortion laws, that he supports “the existing Virginia law . . . not the Tran bill.”

As it stands, Virginia’s law allows abortion in the third trimester only if three doctors agree that a woman’s health would be “substantially and irremediably impaired” if she doesn’t obtain an abortion. Tran’s bill would reduce the requirement to one doctor, strike the “substantially and irremediably language,” and allow abortion for mental-health reasons as well as physical.

Kaine said he supports the current law in his state because it is “consistent with Roe v. Wade, where the state is able to impose meaningful regulations of a third trimester of pregnancy.”

What, then, are we to think of Kaine’s apparent intention to block Sasse’s legislation, which wouldn’t touch abortion rights at all? Like his fellow Democrats, the Virginia senator is caught in a tricky situation, and one triggered by the governor in his own state. Some Democrats evidently are prepared to say that extending medical treatment to living infants is a restriction on abortion rights — an extreme and unpopular stance.

Kaine evidently is prepared to say that he both accepts some state limitations on abortion but opposes mandating medical care for infants, lest it “restrict and criminalize women’s reproductive decisions.” These are the incoherencies Democrats are forced to adopt to continue promoting abortion on demand while refusing to outright endorse infanticide.

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

The true scandal is not the swirling gossip that Rod Rosenstein mentioned the 25th Amendment, but the Sypgate dossier, stupid!

Louder With Crowder

Published  2 months ago

According to this explosive new Project Veritas report, Facebook has various conservative websites marked with the words “deboost.” One of them is Steven Crowder’s. We’d say we’re surprised but we’re not. We come in around 3:30, but this whole video needs to be watched. This is why we have #MugClub.

Project Veritas has obtained and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider. This information describes how Facebook engineers plan and go about policing political speech. Screenshots from a Facebook workstation show the specific technical actions taken against political figures, as well as “[e]xisting strategies” taken to combat political speech.

According to the insider, the documents revealed a routine suppression of the distribution of conservative Facebook pages. The technical action she repeatedly saw, and for which Project Veritas was provided documentation, was labeled ActionDeboostLiveDistribution. Said the insider, “I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.”

From our Half-Asian Lawyer Bill Richmond:

“Louder With Crowder is investigating the allegations of concealed stream throttling by Facebook. The accusations are deeply troubling given the previously settled dispute with Facebook uncovered by Gizmodo.com, which found the show was targeted by Facebook workers with secret audience restrictions on political grounds alongside other prominent conservative voices.”

Not to speak out of turn. But methinks Facebook is about to get a half-Asian lawyer pitbull knawing on their legs.

This isn’t the first time we’ve run into issues with Facebook censoring us (see Former Facebook Employees SPECIFICALLY NAME ‘Steven Crowder’ As Blacklisted News Site and Steven Crowder Officially Files Legal Motion Against Facebook Requesting Information).

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. But if what James O’Keefe has found is true, Facebook and “Big Social” really are targeting conservatives, and that should have us all concerned.

The Lutchman Review

Published  2 months ago

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez isn’t the smartest of the new “diverse” members of Congress. As a matter of fact, she just may be the dumbest.

She proved this point with her horrible deal with Amazon that costed New York thousands of jobs and billions in lost wages and economic activity.

Now she has become the laughing stock of the entire state, and this billboard in Times Square has just helped that happen.

From Daily Caller:

“Thanks for nothing, AOC!”

A giant digital billboard in Times Square is calling out freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her supposed role in sinking the city’s deal with Amazon. The billboard, paid for by business advocacy group the Job Creators Network, details just a few of the things New York may have lost when the deal went sideways.

That list included:

25,000 lost NYC jobs

$4 billion lost wages

$12 billion in lost economic activity

Forbes addressed the ways the failed deal could ultimately hurt New Yorkers in an articlepublished late last week.

According to that article, even the “first order” effects of the deal’s failure could prove devastating to New York.

From a purely economic point of view, Amazon was expected to generate $27.5 billion in tax revenue over a 25-year period, 9x the $3 billion government incentives offered. Anyone arguing that $3 billion was an overly excessive offer accidentally chased out $24.5 billion from the city. And that is just the first-order effect.

Ocasio Cortez has long insisted that the opposition to the move was entirely community-based.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

Vice President Joe Biden left some observers in and out of Washington aghast with his whisper-in-ear embrace of new Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's wife Stephanie at Carter's swearing-in Tuesday. As Carter was delivering his first speech as Pentagon chief, Biden, standing in the background, put his arms on Stephanie Carter's shoulders and his face to her ear, apparently telling her something in what could reasonably be interpreted as an intimate embrace. A still image of the gesture shot around the social media world:

(Getty images)

Biden's behavior at the Carter ceremony follows his hands-on performance at the swearing-in of new senators in January. The vice president's performance on that day brought comment from around the world, ranging from "Biden being Biden" to "handsy Joe" to "creepy."

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

The Senate swearing-in followed various times in the past in which Biden has been particularly affectionate with women in business and social situations, like the 2013 Christmas party at which he embraced reporter Amie Parnes.

(Daily Caller)

And then there were other miscellanous circumstances:

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

Do the incidents add up to anything? Assume that all of Biden's gestures were entirely innocent, just Joe being Joe. Still, in today's society, sexual harassment complaints have been lodged for less. Biden's behavior gives critics plenty of ammunition and puts supporters in a difficult position. Why is that kind of stuff OK when the vice president does it and cringe-making when it's the overly-friendly guy in the office?

Katrina Pierson

Published  2 months ago

As reported by Daily Caller

Former President Barack Obama’s Border Patrol chief blamed the disagreement surrounding the border wall on identity politics, during a Friday night interview with Brian Kilmeade on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Mark Morgan was on Carlson’s show to discuss President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a state of emergency in order to reallocate funds toward constructing a wall along the southern border. Trump received $1.375 billion from the bill that he signed, and intends to dedicate an around $6.5 billion more from other agencies.

“Mark Morgan is the former head of the border patrol. And he’s heard the rhetoric, but he knows the reality. Mark, is the president making up an emergency?” Kilmeade asked.

“Absolutely not,” Morgan responded. “Brian, this is part of the frustration for those of us from a law enforcement, border security perspective. How many more statistics do we have to provide? How many more factually based examples do we have to provide? How many more angel families have to stand in front of some of these individuals before they finally say, ‘Yeah, okay, this is real.’ It’s just incredulous.”

“So when people say to you the drugs are coming through the port of entry, let’s use some technology to crack down there. There is no problem with drugs in the middle of the country and other areas now populated. What do you say?” Kilmeade asked.

“Well, that’s right. A couple of things you hit on, Brian, are spot on. So, first of all, look at the take now. Sixty thousand [people] are coming in a month illegally into this country. This year so far, 62 caravans of 100 or more – 13 in all of last year, 2,000 in one single day this week,” Morgan answered. “So the numbers are climbing, but it’s manufactured, right? The other thing, the other argument on in between the port of entry is an absolute false narrative. Sixty percent of the southwest border does not have infrastructure, technology and personnel.”

“Again, what it means to me is this is absolutely driven on identity politics. The experts have spoken both on ICE, both on United States border patrol and CBP and they have told Congress what they need to protect the borders for the security and safety of this country, Brian,” he continued. “And they have not just ignored it, they have discounted everything that they have said. Unfortunately, to me, I have only drawn one conclusion. It’s based on identity politics.”

Zero Hedge

Published  2 months ago

"I pray Jussie has a speedy recovery..." *poof*

Dan Bongino

Published  2 months ago

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is expected to participate in a fundraiser for an Islamic organization deemed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding trial.

Omar is the keynote speaker for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 4th Annual Valley Banquet to empower Muslims on March 23.

The Daily Caller writes:

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Last week, Omar was embroiled in scandal after she accused Jewish advocacy group AIPAC of paying off politicians.

The freshman lawmaker responded to a tweet about Congress and its support for Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

She then responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Omar eventually apologized for her anti-Semitic tweets after top Democrats–including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD)–urged her to do so and condemned her comments.

On Twitter, Omar released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

House Democrats said,“…Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Last month, in a Yahoo! News interview, the congresswoman said she “almost chuckles” when she hears Israel called a democracy, and compared the Jewish nation to Iran.

When asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran, Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”

WIN

Published  2 months ago

Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have compared Israel to ISIS but said that Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist groups.

By World Israel News staff

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), reports the Daily Caller, a conservative American news and opinion website.

“CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” says the council’s website.

Omar is to be the keynote speaker at the Los Angeles event on March 23rd to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.

Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, says a report in the Conservative Review, another U.S. conservative media company.

In 2014, Shibly claimed that the Hamas terror tunnels uncovered in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in the northern Gaza Strip were “being used in the defense of Palestine.”

Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the State of Israel to the Islamic State (ISIS) during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and described U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists, says the Daily Caller.

The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Omar’s office did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment and clarification on whether raising money for CAIR exacerbates the “problematic role of lobbyists in politics” and, if not, the difference between fundraising for CAIR and AIPAC.

Earlier this month, Omar accused the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group in Washington of paying off politicians to support the Jewish State.

In 2012, she tweeted: ” “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

CAIR has defended comments made by Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, another Muslim congresswoman who has sharply criticized Israel and – like Omar – called for boycotting the Jewish State.

In a recent statement, the council said that it “applauds Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their courage in speaking the truth about Israel’s racial, religious and ethnic segregation,” adding that “agenda-driven groups – like AIPAC – have for decades enabled that segregation and the resulting denial of human rights for Christian and Muslim Palestinians.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is done playing games.

He wants it known that Rosenstein and McCabe will be investigated over a “bureaucratic coup” against President Trump.

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From Daily Caller:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham pledged Sunday to hold a hearing to determine whether top Justice Department and FBI official discussed a “bureaucratic coup” to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Graham said in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he is willing to subpoena Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to answer questions about an alleged discussion to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

McCabe claims that Rosenstein brought up the idea of using the Constitution to remove Trump during a meeting of FBI and Justice Department officials on May 16, 2017, around a week after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director.

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Former FBI lawyer James Baker dropped a bomb, saying two Trump cabinet members support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove POTUS from office.

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Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book.

Baker did not identify the two Cabinet officials. But in his testimony, the lawyer said McCabe and FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to him to relay their conversations with Rosenstein, including discussions of the 25th Amendment.

“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker told the committees.

The 25th Amendment provides a mechanism for removing a sitting president from office. One way that could happen is if a majority of the president’s Cabinet says the president is incapable of discharging his duties.

Rosenstein, who still works at the Justice Department but who is expected to exit in the near future, has denied the claims since they first surfaced in the media last year.

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Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan registered to vote with a false address and represented a state House district in which she did not reside, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.

Tlaib’s father told the Detroit News in 2010 that his daughter “lied” about her residency to run for office, the website noted. She signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.

Big League politics concluded Tlaib represented the 12th district in the Michigan House of Representatives even though she was not a resident of the district.

She moved to the address only at the beginning of her 2018 campaign for Congress.

Michigan state Sen. Jon Bumstead, a Republican, told Big League Politics through an intermediary that Michigan state representatives are required by law to live in the district they represent..

Candidates for state office must submit an Affidavit of Identity in which they provide truthful residence information.

Big League Politics noted a Change.org petition titled “IMPEACH RASHIDA TLAIB” had more than 300,000 signatures..

The petition states Tlaib “lied about living in Detroit using her fathers house address” and demands “a full investigation and recount of every vote that she supposedly received.”

Her father, Harbi Elabed, said “she lied big-time to get elected.”

“I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way,” he said. “It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”

Shortly after she was sworn in to Congress in January, she declared “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r,” referring to President Trump.

Last week, an investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation found Tlaib is a member of the Facebook group “Palestinian American Congress,” whose members often demonize Jews.

The group’s founder, Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, was a key fundraiser for Tlaib and organized campaign events for her around the country, the Daily Caller said.

One year ago, Abdel-qader posted online an anti-Semitic video that claimed Jews aren’t actually Jewish, invented their historical claim to Israel and secretly control the media.

The video described Jews as “satanic” and questioned whether 6 million Jews actually died in the Holocaust.

In addition, the Clarion Project found that among the guests at her post-swearing-in dinner was Abbas Hamideh, an anti-Semite and supporter of Hezbollah.

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WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States.

“This is a bill that will expand criminal background checks to close the gun show loophole and close the Internet sale loophole,” Democrat Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said of the bill.

With the support of five committee Republicans and after nine hours of debate, the bill passed 21 to 14. Republicans on the Committee attempted to amend the bill.

Democrats, however, voted down one such amendment that would notify ICE authorities when an illegal alien fails a background check to purchase a firearm.

The last major gun control bill to be debated on Capitol Hill happened in 2013 when the Senate took up the failed Manchin-Toomey legislation, which also addressed expanded background checks. The legislation is expected to come to the House floor in the coming weeks.

Questions remained, however, as to how the federal background check legislation could possibly be enforced on a federal level. (RELATED: Democrats Express Openness To Federal Gun Registry)

“How would H.R. 8 be enforced? If someone obtains a gun without getting a background check, it would seem that’s not going to come to light until that gun is used,” Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said during the markup committee hearing.

The Daily Caller asked Rep. Jeffries how enforcement could work with the bill and he responded, “The Department of Justice and the FBI will have primary responsibility for enforcing the requirements that we hope will be enacted into law consistent with the values of the overwhelming majority of the American people.”

North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson, however, responded, “Any attorney general and any local officials could set the price for running a background check for a person so high that individuals couldn’t afford to do it.”

He added, “So, what if they said it cost $5,000 to run a background check at a gun store? Well, most Americans can’t afford that,” Hudson noted. “So, those are two of the different levers that they intend to use to limit law-abiding gun owners from purchasing guns.”

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LifeNews.com

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Doctor and Kansas Rep. Roger W. Marshall wrote an op-ed saying there aren’t any reasons why a late-term abortion is necessary to protect a woman’s health.

“To this day, I can’t think of a single scenario where I thought a late-term abortion would help to improve a woman’s mental health,” Marshall wrote in a Monday op-ed published by Fox News. “Contrary to the pro-abortion movement, regardless of the mother’s underlying medical health, I never saw the scenario where we had to choose between a mom’s life and a baby,” Marshall wrote.

Marshall is an obstetrician who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Western Kansas over 25 years. He also served as an OB-GYN at a state mental health hospital and prison.

Pregnant women face much higher risks for uterine perforation and life-threatening hemorrhaging during late-term abortions, according to Marshall. The procedures also pose a high risk of infection, permanent scarring and infertility, according to the doctor.

“Point blank, late-term abortions are unsafe and are more dangerous than naturally occurring childbirth in almost any situation,” Marshall wrote.

A number of states, including Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Maine, New Mexico and Maryland, are considering proposals to expand abortion access allowing women to abort in the late stages of pregnancy.

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New York passed the Reproductive Health Act on Jan. 22, codifying a woman’s ability to abort under state law and allowing women to have abortions after 24 weeks in cases where “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health,” according to the legislation.

Marshall called New York’s law “inhumane” for both mothers and children.

“I urge you to tell all of your elected federal officials to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which is the first step to immediately protect those babies who have survived botched abortions and mandate that they receive proper medical care,” the doctor and state representative also urged.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would mandate babies born alive after an abortion would receive the “same protection of law as any newborn.”

Seventy-five percent of Americans support significant abortion restrictions and say abortion should be limited to the first three months of pregnancy, according to a January Marist survey.

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Democrat Stacey Abrams failed in her election to become the governor of Georgia last year, but that's not the only bad news she has received lately. Now her woes continue as her nonprofit was dinged with

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Bob Menendez creeps on a girl in Puerto Rico Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) threatened to call the Capitol Police on a reporter for doing his job — asking questions about the radical Green New Deal. Henry Rodgers, a Capitol Hill reporter for the Daily Caller asked Senator Menendez about Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on Wednesday. […]

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Guest post by Joe Hoft

As layers of information are uncovered and unscrambled, the facts behind the Russia collusion scam come to light. As the light begins to shine on the truth, a silhouette of former President Barack Hussein Obama appears.

Barack Obama had the opportunity to be the greatest President in US history. America was ready for a change after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and an economic collapse. A big change was needed and this is what Obama promised.

Unfortunately, Obama’s changes led the US to more misery. The economy barely fluttered out the market collapse of 2008 and even worsened immediately after Obama took office. The wars in the Middle East increased, ISIS was formed and American guns were provided to terrorists and drug cartels. Billions were given to Iran and four Americans in Benghazi were left to die on foreign soil despite calls for help. Regulations were the norm and the economy never reached its potential. But the gravest of Obama’s actions were left hidden, until now.

All roads in the Trump – Russia collusion hoax lead back to Obama.

By piecing together available information, some are only starting to appear.

We now know that corrupt FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were part of a plan to implicate candidate Trump with Russia. Strzok was assigned to the Trump – Russia collusion investigation shortly after having interviewed and exonerated Hillary Clinton of all wrongdoing related criminal actions in her email scandal. As noted by the Daily Caller in December of 2017 –

Another bit of information is found in the fictional writings of Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book –Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. These same authors who were instrumental in pushing out the fake Russia dossier story, next put in the work to create a greater fiction in their creative writing work about the fake Trump – Russia conspiracy. But in their work, they do drop glimpses of truth, which when taken with other pieces of information, lead us back to the Obama White House.

Isikoff and Corn write that John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director, was so convinced of Russia meddling in the 2016 election that he formed a team that met in Obama’s White House that looked into this meddling (by spying on candidate Trump) –

While Brennan wrangled the intelligence agencies into a turf-crossing operation that could feed the White House information on the Russian maneuver, Obama convened a series of meetings to devise a plan for countering whatever the Russians were up to. The meetings followed the procedure known in the federal government as the “interagency process.” The protocol was for the deputy chiefs of the relevant government agencies to meet and hammer out options for the principals — that is, the heads of the agencies — and then the principals hold a separate (and sometimes parallel) chain of meetings to discuss and perhaps debate before presenting choices to the president.

But for this topic, the protocol was not observed. Usually when the White House invited the deputies and principals to such meetings, they informed them of the subject at hand and provided “readahead” memos outlining what was on the agenda. This time, the agency officials just received instructions to show up at the White House at a certain time. No reason given. No memos supplied. “We were only told that a meeting was scheduled, and our principal or deputy was expected to attend,” recalled a senior administration official who participated in the sessions. (At the State Department, only a small number of officials were cleared to receive the most sensitive information on the Russian hack; this group included Secretary of State John Kerry; Tony Blinken, the deputy secretary of state; Dan Smith, head of the department’s intelligence bureau; and Jon Finer, Kerry’s chief of staff.)

For the usual inter-agency sessions, principals and deputies could bring staffers. Not this time. “There were no plus ones,” an attendee recalled. When the subject of a principals or deputies meeting was a national security matter, the gathering was often held in the Situation Room of the White House. The in‑house video feed of the Sit Room — without audio — would be available to national security officials at the White House and elsewhere, and these officials could at least see that a meeting was in progress and who was attending. For the meetings related to the Russian hack, Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, ordered the video feed turned off. She did not want others in the national security establishment to know what was under way, fearing leaks from within the bureaucracy.

The Secretary of State (John Kerry) was invited to these meetings but not Admiral Mike Rogers? Could it be because Rogers, the Director of the National Intelligence Agency, was not part of the spy on Trump team because he had already initiated an audit into the FISA program due to irregularities he noticed in early 2016? Did Obama and Brennan not want Rogers on the team because they were afraid he was too honest?

At the same time that Brennan was creating his team that met in the White House to spy on Trump, the FBI created its investigation into Trump – Russia collusion. The entire scam was in place.

Obama was out to stop Donald Trump from being President.

Hat tip D. Manny

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Remember when Kavanaugh was brutally attacked by almost every Democratic Senator when he was falsely accused of sexual assault? Almost every Democrat in Washington, with no hard evidence, was willing to believe a baseless allegation against Brett Kavanagh. These same Democrats seem to have nothing to say about the recent sexual assault allegations against Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

Let’s also not forget about the “Believe all Women” movement that started in response to the Kavanaugh accusation. Democrats from all over America made it clear that we had to believe every woman’s sexual assault allegation, no matter how insane it was. So the same standard applies to Justin Fairfax, right? I guess not.

Check out what happened when the Daily Caller asked Diane Feinstein about the situation:

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and helped Kavanaugh’s accuser hire a legal team, told TheDCNF, “I don’t know Justin Fairfax.” When asked if the two should be compared she said, “No,” adding, “It’s really up to people in the area.”

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Seriously? This is the same woman who took Christine Ford, the Kavanaugh accuser, under her wing and did anything and everything to destroy Kavanaugh’s life. Feinstein’s lack of action strongly shows that she doesn’t care about sexual assault allegations unless they are made against a Republican.

Feinstein wasn’t the only one who was confronted by the Daily Caller:

Other senators who were against Kavanaugh’s confirmation said they do not see the comparison between a lieutenant governor and a Supreme Court Justice, despite the allegations.

“I don’t know how you can apply to somebody that’s in office now with somebody who is trying to get a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. What I said though is consistent that accusers like that need to be heard, they need to be listened to, and those grievances need to be aired and something needs to be acted on in one way or another. That’s it,” Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones said to TheDCNF.

How pathetic! It’s pretty concerning that Doug Jones thinks that we should hold a different standard for Fairfax because he isn’t a potential Supreme Court Justice. Shouldn’t sexual assault be treated equally no matter who is blamed?

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It gets worse. When Senator Bernie Sanders was asked about Justin Fairfax, he pretended to be on a phone call to avoid the question. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below.

Bernie is back and and this time he is taking fake phone calls to dodge questions about if he believes Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax’s accuser… WATCH THIS: pic.twitter.com/y6n83qPKit

— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019

During the Kavanaugh confirmation process, Sanders said “I listened to Dr. Ford, and I listened to Judge Kavanaugh. I believe Dr. Ford. Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court.” So why isn’t Sanders open to listening to the facts presented in the Fairfax case? Does he only care about sexual assault allegations that involve Republicans?

The recent sexual assault scandal involving Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has brought out the Democrats’ true colors. The same people who viciously attacked Justice Kavanaugh over a weak allegation, seem to have nothing to say about the Fairfax allegations.

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Jihad Watch

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The Department of Homeland Security includes the TSA (which does need a drastic overhaul), the Secret Service, the Coast Guard and FEMA. Anyone who would have dared to question Ilhan Omar’s loyalty to the United States while she was running for Congress would have been denounced as an “Islamophobe.” But what about now? She wants to leave the U.S. defenseless before its enemies. What is that called?

“Rep. Omar Wants To Defund Homeland Security Department,” by Scott Morefield, Daily Caller, February 9, 2019:

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Friday called for the Department of Homeland Security to be completely defunded.

In a Friday evening tweet, the Somalia-born Minnesota lawmaker also called President Trump “Individual 1” and his proposed border barrier “hateful.”

“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”

When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.

Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019

As Fox News noted, the Democratic congresswoman had only the day before said it was an “outrage” that some Minnesota TSA workers still had not received their back pay…

Katrina Pierson

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As reported by Daily Caller

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Thursday that Latinos have a right to migrate into the United States because they descend from Native Americans.

“We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights and respect for the right to human mobility because it is a right,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd while speaking out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“It is a right because we are standing on native land, and Latino people are descendants of native people,” she continued. “And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity or our status.”

The self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist joined three of her fellow progressive congresswomen in calling for Democrats to reject any measure that funds additional appropriations to immigration enforcement.

Ocasio-Cortez, along with Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Aryanna Pressley of Massachusetts have been promoting an anti-ICE/CBP petition which was first circulated by left-wing activist groups including Move On, United We Dream and the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), reported The Hill. The petition has over 200,000 signatures.

The New York congresswoman notably brought a CPD executive director, Ana Maria Archila, to the State of the Union address as her guest. The Open Society Foundation, which was founded and funded by George Soros, is one of CPD’s largest donors, giving millions to the organization over the past few years.

“Until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants in this nation that have always been a core element of American democracy, until they can prove good faith to an America ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd.

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Tucker Carlson aired and narrated the FBI’s raid on Roger Stone’s home during his show Friday night.

Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was charged last month on seven counts, including five for making false statements to Congress, one for witness tampering and one for obstruction of a government proceeding.

“The new footage from Stone’s home shows CNN arriving about an hour before the agents did. The footage depicts what you’d expect if the FBI raided the home of a Mexican drug lord,” Carlson began. “For context, Roger Stone is a senior citizen accused of false statements to Congress. Take a look at what happened. It’s just before 5 a.m., and an SUV with a CNN cameraman arrives first to this quiet street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.” (RELATED: Stone: Trump Did Not Direct Me To Contact Wikileaks)

“Almost exactly one hour later, trucks with heavily-armed men arrived in front of Roger Stone’s house. Immediately CNN’s cameraman jumps out of the car, camera on shoulder and captures the footage,” he added. “The feds assemble on Stone’s driveway, they’re wearing ballistic armor and carrying assault weapons with 30-round magazines, red dot sites and tactical flashlights mounted to the barrel shroud. One has his gun hanging by the strap while he’s carrying a battering ram in the left hand.”

Carlson continued:

All of the men have a side arm holstered on their waists. A second camera mounted on Stone’s front door shows another angle of the raid. A heavily armed FBI agent approaches the door with the gun drawn while others stake out positions behind. It looks like a high-stakes raid, but the cameraman is 40 feet away filming it all. One agent swings the firearm around as he scans and surveys Stone’s front porch. Behind the home a third camera captures agents approaching the back of the house from the side yard. Behind the property, a boat arrives with at least two agents on board.

“Within minutes, Stone exits his home to greet the agents who have the rifles pointed at him. Stone raises his hands, spins around apparently trying to show he is unarmed. Another FBI agent approaches Stone from behind and cuffs him,” he concluded. “It’s just after 6:00 in the morning. It’s still dark out. Twenty minutes later, the same camera shows agents leading Roger Stone back into his house. He is barefoot. Stone is wearing a T-shirt that says, ‘Roger Stone did nothing wrong.’”

President Trump told The Daily Caller he is considering reviewing the FBI’s policies in response to their show of force during this arrest, in a recent exclusive interview.

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Okay, so let's get something straight right from the beginning. Nancy Pelosi says some really bizarre things, and that's when she's SOBER. Yes, she is fun to have at a gathering, whether she's misquoting the bible or

Zero Hedge

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Twitter left bird droppings all over the First Amendment again after The Daily Caller's Editor in Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll was locked out of his Twitter account Tuesday night for tweeting "learn to code" at an unfunny joke made by The Daily Show.

Somehow the Daily Show writers thought it was funny to tweet an 8-second clip noting an "asymmetrical background" when Vice President Mike Pence stood up behind Trump during Tuesday's the State of the Union address while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remained seated.

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 6, 2019

Recognizing the lack of comedic talent, Ingersoll tweeted "Learn to code" - for which he was locked out of his Twitter account.

The phrase "learn to code" went viral last month after hundreds of journalists were laid off at the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. Said outlets notably insulted laid-off middle American coal-miners by recommending they "learn to code" - which 4chan users then turned around on the journalists. Thus, the meme was born.

Journalists mocking laid-off coal miners with "learn to code": Hilarious.

Laid off journalists being mocked with "learn to code": Hate crime?#LearnToCode pic.twitter.com/FOonyb0Grc

— George Wirth (@KingAdrock42) January 29, 2019

Just days later, with feelings hurt and safe-spaces shattered, Twitter reportedly classified the phrase as "abusive behavior" - before clarifying that it was "more nuanced" than what was reported.

"I am told by a person in the know that tweeting "learn to code" at any recently laid off journalist will be treated as "abusive behavior" and is a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service"

just days later, with feelings hurt and safe-spaces shattered, Twitter has reportedly done something about it... "I am told by a person in the know that tweeting "learn to code" at any recently laid off journalist will be treated as "abusive behavior" and is a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service."

After Twitter suspended the Daily Caller's Ingersoll, rendering him unable to invade any more safe spaces, Twitter notified the him that he would need to remove the tweet or remain locked out of his account, as he "violated the Twitter rules."

Ingersoll appealed the decision shortly after midnight. After the Caller made an inquiry Wednesday morning, Twitter emailed Ingersoll two hours later with an apology - indicating that they had "made an error."

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Speaker Pelosi, seated with Vice President Pence behind President Trump during the State of the Union address, was trashing 45 on Twitter during his speech? It sure looks that way. Get Your "Build The Wall" Coin For

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Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey said there’s “zero chance” Hillary Clinton will be prosecuted for her email scandal.

The Washington Examiner reported that at a town hall event in Sarasota, FL yesterday, Comey said, “There is zero chance, zero chance, on the facts in the Hillary Clinton case, that she would be prosecuted. You are out of your mind if you don’t think the FBI wanted to make a case if we could. The facts weren’t there. Period. Full stop.”

In July of 2016, Comey announced during a press conference that the FBI would not recommend the Department of Justice charge Clinton for her use of a private email server.

The former FBI Director said at the time, “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

However, as the Daily Caller points out, a federal court recently ruled Clinton must answer more questions about her use of the server.

In November, federal Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that Clinton must answer the following two questions under oath:

Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.

During your October 22, 2015 appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, you testified that 90 to 95 percent of your emails “were in the State’s system” and “if they wanted to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so.” Identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts.

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New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to invite Ana Maria Archila as her guest to the State of the Union address. Archila became "famous" for cornering then-Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator during the

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The White House found itself knocked off balance ahead of the State of the Union after an anonymous staffer leaked months of President Donald Trump’s schedules to Axios, two administration officials told The Daily Caller.

Axios published months of Trump’s private schedules Sunday evening, detailing how Trump spends nearly 60 percent of his time in unstructured “executive time.” One administration official said the leak itself did not reveal any information, which wasn’t already known generally, but was “aghast and disgusted” that anyone in the president’s circle would reveal so much proprietary information.

Another administration official said rank and file White House staffers were particularly upset about the leak because it demonstrated clear malice towards the president, and fostered a general atmosphere of distrust. The official said many younger staffers were in “complete disbelief” in morning meetings and expressed open wishes that those who harbor such obvious disdain for Trump should just leave the White House.

Trump’s director of Oval Office operations, Madeline Westerhout, slammed the leak of the schedules in a Sunday evening Twitter statement, saying:

What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules. What these don’t show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday. This POTUS is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history. https://t.co/n1HrxmCsiB

— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) February 3, 2019

“This leak is truly disgraceful. There’s no obvious rhyme or reason for it other than to cause mayhem and increase paranoia. Whoever leaked it knew it would be used to portray the President as not working hard,” former White House aide Cliff Sims, and author of a new book about the dysfunctional staffing relationship inside the West Wing, told TheDC. “There are plenty of justifiable criticisms of Trump. That isn’t one of them. Why work in a White House where you clearly think that poorly of the president you’re there to serve? There’s nothing patriotic about being the so called ‘resistance’ on the inside.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president’s “executive time” to Axios telling them in a statement, “while he spends much of his average day in scheduled meetings, events, and calls, there is time to allow for a more creative environment that has helped make him the most productive President in modern history.”

Business Insider

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Right-wing critics have jumped on one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ideas: "Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work."

Breitbart

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared to fake a phone call on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid answering a reporter’s question regarding a resurfaced sexual assault allegation against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-VA).

An unidentified woman has come forward in recent days alleging Fairfax made unwanted advancements on her during the 2004 Demoncrat National Convention. He has denied the allegation and threatened to take “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

In the first of two encounters that Daily Caller congressional reporter Henry Rodgers had with Sanders, the potential presidential nominee is seen ignoring a question on whether he believes Fairfax’s accuser. After a second attempt to get the Vermont Independent to respond, his administrative director Jacob Gillison tells that reporter: “He can’t right now. We’re discussing something right now.” Sanders manages to evade a third question about the accusation by entering into a crowded elevator.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will not say if he believes VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s accuser… pic.twitter.com/zU69QSzXGD

— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019

Roughly one hour later, Rodgers is seen once again confronting Sanders, who appears to be talking on his cell phone. “Do you believe Justin Fairfax’s accuser?” he asks the senator. Sanders ignores the question and instead asks the person on the line the time of a meeting — or so it seemed.

Bernie is back and and this time he is taking fake phone calls to dodge questions about if he believes Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax’s accuser… WATCH THIS: pic.twitter.com/y6n83qPKit

— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019

Seconds later, Sanders angrily demands the reporter to stop following him. “Excuse me!” Sanders shouts at Rodgers. “Stop following me around.”

During the brief exchange, Sanders pulls his phone away from his ear, which does not appear to display any indication of an ongoing call.

“You’re not on the phone,” exclaims Rodgers, prompting the flustered senator to draw the phone nearer to his face.

Sanders then points to the opposite direction, signaling that he wants the reporter to leave him alone.

“I’m asking you a question,” Rodgers says. Sanders, once more, refuses to respond and instead continues walking away from the reporter.

The accuser has retained law firm Katz Marshall & Banks and is consulting with the firm about next steps, according to several news outlets. One of the firm’s founding partners, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett m Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied the allegation and later was confirmed to the court.

On Monday, Fairfax hinted that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is responsible for the resurfacing of sexual assault allegation against him to prevent his own ouster after a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook emerged. The governor faces bipartisan calls to resign over the photo, who shows him and another individual in blackface and KKK attire.

The alleged incident involving Fairfax purportedly occurred during the 2004 Democrat National Convention. To date, the allegation remains uncorroborated.

Daily Wire

Published  2 months ago

A trio of far-left Democrats are normalizing blatant anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party as leaders in the party idly stand by and refuse to condemn their actions and statements.

The Palmieri Report

Published  2 months ago

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Donald Trump claimed that Paul Ryan promised him Wall funding if he signed the 2018 omnibus bill.

THE DAILY CALLER: Well, the people who elected you are very interested in the immigration decision and what’s going on with this negotiation. Republicans in charge of Congress for two years didn’t get to your wall promise in Congress. How big of a roadblock to wall funding was Paul Ryan, now that he’s gone?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language, ‘Please don’t do that, we’ll get you the wall.’ And I said, ‘I hope you mean that, because I don’t like this bill,’ although I love the bill for what it did for the military. And therefore, if it weren’t for the military, I would have vetoed it.

Just so you understand, our military needed funding desperately. Totally depleted. And this bill was great for the military. Had I vetoed it, you would never have gotten the numbers back that I got. 700 and 716 billion dollars over the past two years. Which is substantially more — much more than President Obama was able to get for the military.

So that was a negative, but a big factor as to why that was the reason I signed it. But another very big factor was the fact that Paul told me in the strongest of terms that, ‘please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.’ Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything — people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall.

And then he went lame duck. And once he went lame duck it was just really an exercise in waving to people and the power was gone so I was very disappointed. I was very disappointed in Paul because the wall was so desperately needed. And I’ll get the wall.

THE DAILY CALLER: Did he lie to you? Did he play you?

TRUMP: I don’t want to say he lied. I think he probably meant it at the time, I guess. I hope. So I don’t call that lying. But when he went lame duck, meaning, he said he’s not running again — and it was very unusual because usually they’ll do that sometime after an election and he didn’t want to do that because it’s somewhat misrepresenting and I understand that too. But maybe you don’t run, okay? Maybe you just don’t run. And he had an excellent person taking his place in Congress, he ran a really great campaign, did a really good job.

So Paul said, please sign the omnibus bill. Now, in all fairness to Paul, I may have signed it anyway because it was so much more money than anyone ever thought possible for the military and equal to the wall, and maybe even greater than the wall was my promise to refurbish the military.

This was an interesting interview by President Trump. He certainly laid out that Ryan let him down on the border wall funding but he also didn’t attack Ryan.

He also shows us that he views his immigration priorities on par with military funding. Trump’s instincts on this issue were proven right by a bipartisan report that was released last week claiming America is security is at its highest risk in quite some time due to military funding not being at proper levels.

National Review

Published  2 months ago

There was no crime until the investigations started.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  2 months ago

You may have noticed that famous Democrats and socialists have been having a sexual harassment problem although it certainly hasn’t been getting a lot of coverage.

First there was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who had folks from his 2016 campaign actually write a public letter saying that they wanted sexual harassment issues that existed on the 2016 campaign to be addressed so that if Bernie ran in 2020 it wouldn’t be a problem again.

Then came Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in December.

From HuffPo:

A senior aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) resigned on Wednesday amid reports that the state paid $400,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him while Harris was the California attorney general.

Harris has denied knowledge of the lawsuit against Larry Wallace, who directed the state Department of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement during her tenure as attorney general, and continued to work for her after she began her term in the U.S. Senate last year.

Pretty hard to believe she didn’t know.

And now, comes Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

As much of the political world was focused on the debacle of Governor Ralph Northem and his blackface/KKK photo in his medical school yearbook came a Friday night news dump about one of Schumer’s top aides.

Matt House who had worked for the Senate Minority Leader as communications director for the past six years was forced to resign in November over improper sexual relationships with junior staffers which made people uncomfortable according to the Daily Caller.

House previously worked for Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign.

So here’s the problem.

Why are we only finding out about why he was forced out now, in February when this happened in November? And what exactly does it involve?

What was happening in November that they might not want this to impeded upon? Could it have anything to do with the midterms?

And then we get it dumped on a Friday, underneath another Democratic scandal.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Pelosi promoted Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite her radical views and antisemitic rhetoric, which have continued.

Gizmodo

Published  2 months ago

An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York Attorney General’s office for its role in submitting potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Commission during the agency’s 2017 efforts to rollback Obama-era net neutrality rules.

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  2 months ago

About 10,000 children are smuggled into the US every year to be sold as sex slaves, according to a former Homeland Security agent.

Axios

Published  2 months ago

It's unprecedented visibility into how the president spends his days.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

When the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday evening, it was a massive loss for haters of President Donald Trump.

Mail Online

Published  2 months ago

Speaking to the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery this week, Coulter said: 'We put this lunatic in the White House for one reason. He doesn't need to declare an emergency.'

Sara A. Carter

Published  2 months ago

Several thousand more troops are heading to the Southern border to expand security, as three more migrant caravans head to the United States.

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  2 months ago

About 10,000 children are smuggled into the US every year to be sold as sex slaves, according to a former Homeland Security agent.

Daily Wire

Published  2 months ago

In an interview this week, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lied about remarks she made in July 2018 during an interview on PBS's "Firing Line With Margaret Hoover," falsely claiming that the video clip of her saying that Israel was occupying Palestine was "doctored."

Ocasio-Cortez made the false claim during an interview with The Intercept, saying that the video "got doctored and then the doctored video was the one that ended up on Fox News and then like everyone just sees the doctored version instead of the actual exchange."

Ocasio-Cortez's comments garnered national attention after The Daily Wire reported on her anti-Israel remarks on July 15. The report contained the following video, which was viewed millions of times:

Within two days, Ocasio-Cortez's comments were picked up by nearly every major news publication including The Drudge Report, Fox News, CNN, Newsweek, The Free Beacon, The Daily Caller, National Review, and many others.

Nine days later, on July 24, CRTV's Allie Beth Stuckey released a hilarious and blatantly obvious parody video from Ocasio-Cortez's interview on Firing Line. Stuckey's parody video did not even contain the portion of the interview where Ocasio-Cortez made her remarks about Israel and Palestine.

Ocasio-Cortez responded by doing what she does best, playing the victim card.

"Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Here’s one bonafide truth: Election Day is November 6th."

The nine-day gap between The Daily Wire's original report on Ocasio-Cortez and Stuckey's parody video is key. The news cycle was saturated with Ocasio-Cortez's original, undoctored comments.

It's also important to note that Ocasio-Cortez never accused Firing Line of "doctoring" the original interview. She accused "Republicans" of "faking videos and presenting them as real," which also was not true, after the Stuckey parody video.

Her claim that "everyone" just saw "the doctored version instead of the actual exchange" is completely false and ignores the timeline of events and the overwhelming amount of media coverage on her remarks.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Americans were stunned earlier this week when initial reports circulated that an actor was attacked, insulted with homophobic slurs, doused with an unknown substance, and forced to wear a noose around his neck. The horrific

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

On the morning of November 19th, sixteen FBI agents raided the Maryland home of a DOJ whistleblower who was in possession of Clinton Foundation and Uranium One documents. The whistleblower came across the devastating documents while he was working for an FBI contractor, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer. (Note: This order was likely in the works before Jeff Sessions was fired.)

The Daily Caller exclusively reported that the whistleblower, Dennis Nathan Cain, had given these documents to Inspector General Horowitz and both the House and Senate Intel Committees.

Over a dozen FBI agents rifled through Dennis Nathan Cain’s home for over six hours even though he had already given the documents to the proper investigative channels, according to his lawyer.

The documents reveal then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate criminal misconduct by Rosatam, the Russian nuclear firm that purchased 20% of the US’s Uranium.

In December the DOJ pushed back on requests to explain its reasons for raiding the Dennis Nathan Cain’s home.

And now a federal court refuses to unseal the documents to the public on why it was necessary for the DOJ to raid the home of a Clinton Foundation whistleblower.

Are you starting to understand that we have a two-tiered legal systems in America today?

** There is a DOJ-FBI and media complex that protects Democrats and destroys and hides any record of Democrat wrongdoing.

** There is a DOJ that arrests and jails Republicans and Trump supporters and threatens and destroys anyone associated with the Trump movement.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported:

A federal court refused to unseal government documents that permitted the FBI to raid the home of a reportedly recognized whistleblower who, according to his lawyer, delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a presidentially appointed watchdog.

The U.S. District Court of Maryland’s Chief Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gesner, a Clinton appointee, also sealed her justification for keeping the documents secret in a single-page Dec. 20 order.

On Nov. 15, federal Magistrate Judge Stephanie Gallagher authorized the raid on Dennis Cain’s Union Bridge, Maryland, home. She sealed the government documents justifying it.

Hot Air

Published  2 months ago

After Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (with an assist from her California colleague Kamala Harris and John Kennedy) decided to declare the Knights of Columbus a terrorist group or something, there was some significant pushback from the rest of the upper chamber. They went so far as to pass a unanimous consent decree (introduced by Ben Sasse) reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for office and rebuking the Senators raising these issues. So that probably showed Hirono the error of her ways and convinced her to slow her roll, right?

See Also: Trump: I’m looking at alternatives to the SOTU now that Nancy has canceled my speech to Congress

Don’t be silly. She went after Sasse as some sort of alt-right foot soldier and doubled down on her claims about Catholics. (Daily Caller)

After Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced a resolution reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for public office, Hirono once again went on the attack accusing the mild-mannered Nebraskan of taking an “alt-right” position.

“If my colleague, the junior Senator from Nebraska, wants to embrace the alt-right’s position by offering this resolution, that is his business,” Hirono said on the Senate floor on Friday. “Rather than passing a resolution to address a problem that doesn’t exist, we should focus on something real, like ending this totally unnecessary, unjustified shutdown.”

The Senate agreed to Sasse’s resolution by unanimous consent Wednesday.

Two items of note about this outburst really jump out at me. First of all, if you think Ben Sasse is somehow representative of the “alt-right” I’ve got some lovely swampland to sell you. He’s one of the most outspoken critics of the President in the GOP and is about as far as you can get from whatever the current definition of alt-right happens to be.

The other point is that Hirono apparently thinks the concept of religious tests for office being unconstitutional is somehow an alt-right position. I guess the Founders were alt-right characters also. I mean, it’s only printed out in completely unambiguous terms right in the Constitution.

Article VI: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Did somebody mention that Hirono was thinking about running for President? (I mean, why not? Pretty much every other Democratic Senator seems to be doing it.) If so, has anyone told her that she would have to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution if she won? And didn’t she take that oath already anyway? Perhaps she should read it again.

UPDATE: (Jazz)

Sasse’s office responds and doesn’t seem to be a fan of the “alt-right” tag.

.@BenSasse has gone after the alt-right. @maziehirono is recklessly using the label “alt-right” to smear 2 million Catholics who volunteer in their communities. It’s laughably stupid, but it’s also insulting to the folks who face hate from the actual alt-right and neo-nazis. https://t.co/vElTB2iNob

— James Wegmann (@jameswegmann) January 19, 2019

Red Journalists

Published  2 months ago

The congressional delegation (CODEL) of Nancy Pelosi to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after Trump banned her from using military airplane. It seems that it wasn’t the first time that Pelosi used Air Force money to travel the world.

According to documents released by judicial watch, Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81. Her delegation consisted of other prominent Democrats, Anna Eshoo included.

From Daily Caller:

Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were slated to go on the trip. The delegation was scheduled to dine at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.

Pelosi’s team apparently had some pretty specific requests for the Air Force officials working with them to coordinate the trip.

“You’re going lo love this …. CODEL Pelosi is requesting the crew they had on this earlier attached trip. Apparently they were very pleased with their service. I already told the escort chances were slim,” an unidentified Air Force official wrote in an email July 9, 2015.

Overall, Pelosi’s European excursion cost the Air Force about the same amount of money it would take to send a student to Harvard University for four years. Judicial Watch compared the trip to Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s CODEL trip with multiple stops in east Asia in August 2015. The trip led by Gardner, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cost at least $26,009.03 for commercial flights and per diems, according to records cited by Judicial Watch.

So you see folks, Trump basically saved money by banning Pelosi. Now, no one is saying that she shouldn’t travel on behalf of the government. However, she shouldn’t criticize Trump on spending and bills, when she is the one that does the most spending.

What are your thoughts on this folks?

Thank you for reading.

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

On election night 2016, once Donald Trump realized he was likely to become the 45th president, he declared to his aides that he couldn’t wait to shove it in John Kasich’s face — or, more specifically, “his ass.”

“When I get to Washington I’m gonna shove it up Kasich’s a—!” Trump exclaimed, according to a new book by former Trump campaign and White House aide Cliff Sims.

It was 10:16 p.m. on November 8, 2016, and Sims noted that “it was the first time that night that I had heard him say ‘when’ rather than ‘if.'”

It’s one of many first-person anecdotes the former White House communications staffer shares in his upcoming book, “Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House.” The Daily Caller reviewed an excerpt from the book describing the president’s words and actions as he watched election returns on the 14th floor of New York City’s Trump Tower.

Sims describes how the real estate magnate transitioned from frustration to euphoria in the campaign war room, festooned with televisions. Sims reveals Trump chose to watch returns within the space because “nowhere else on earth has this many TVs where I can watch it all at once.”

Throughout the night, Trump offered running TV commentary, noting that he didn’t like the graphics on the Fox News Channel and said, “honestly, I really hate to say it—but MSNBC has the best graphics. Fox is the best—they have the best talent. I mean, look at the rest of these people. They can’t believe what’s happening right now. But Fox’s graphics are terrible. They’ve got to do something about it.”

Switching to CNN, Trump recounted, “they’ve got John King on the maps again … I used to hate him on the maps, then the maps started turning red and I started liking him. But he wants the map to be blue. And everyone knows he should be an anchor by now. But Zucker has him on the maps, and we all know what that means.”

Trump’s commentary persisted in-between fielding phone calls from a range of prominent informal advisors — including Matt Drudge and Rupert Murdoch. At one point Sims showed Trump a Drudge Report headline reading “POLITICAL MAP COULD BE RESHAPED,” drawing an amused “We’re about to find out how smart he really is,” from Trump.

What was initially a lighthearted mood was threatened later in the evening by seemingly tight returns in Virginia. Sims writes that Trump openly directed his ire for the numbers at then-governor Terry McAuliffe, blaming his decision to restore voting rights to felons for Hillary Clinton’s advantage.

Trump became so agitated by the situation in Virginia, he began drafting a tweet declaring that he was prepared to contest the results.

The candidate, however, was apparently talked out of the social media post by campaign chairman Steve Bannon, who told him “we’ve got to be patient tonight—we’ve really got to be patient.” Sims notes that Trump mollified himself by urging aides to call Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch with instructions to prepare to play up the Virginia situation, if necessary.

“Somebody get Rupert on the phone and tell him to get ready to make this a big deal if we need to,” he yelled.

Trump’s attention was then sidetracked when the results came in showing victory in Ohio, which apparently convinced him the tide had turned. It was at that moment that he mocked Kasich, the state’s then-governor.

The future president also was overjoyed by news that the Mexican Peso had fallen to a historic low on the news of Trump’s likely victory, saying “that’s the best news I’ve heard all day.”

Despite the growing sense between the candidate and his team that victory was imminent, Trump superstitiously avoided celebration, even refusing to read or mark up his prepared victory speech at 10:55 p.m. The speech, written by now-White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, was labeled “Speech Number 2,” Sims notes.

Sims writes that he remains unsure whether “Speech Number 1” was another victory speech draft or a concession.

Murdoch would call minutes later, telling Trump it looked like a victory. “Not yet, Rupy,” Trump replied. “We have a three-stroke lead with one hole left. We can’t celebrate until we’re in the clubhouse.”

After his victory became clear and the president-elect prepared to deliver his victory speech, Sims writes that Trump was uncharacteristically quiet as he entered the tower’s elevator.

Melania Trump noticed the president-elect’s suddenly solemn mood, squeezed his hand, and told him, “We’re going to do this together. And you’re going to be a great president.”

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

Mark Morgan, the Border Patrol Chief under former President Barack Obama, ardently supports President Donald Trump’s desire to build a wall along the southern border.

“Everywhere where a wall was built — in conjunction with a multi-layer approach of infrastructure, technology, and personnel — it works,” he said. “Illegal immigration where the wall was has been reduced 90 percent.”

Morgan pointed to those stats to explain why he believes that Democrats, like Speaker Pelosi, who call the wall “immoral” are wrong.

He later added that he believes morale throughout border patrol employees is higher under the current administration because “there is an administration that understands the importance of what they’re doing, understands what needs to be done.” (RELATED: Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Fights Back Against Media, Defends Trump)

His support of the wall comes despite Trump asking him to step down back in 2017.

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dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

A massive, turn-of-the-century theater in downtown Los Angeles might seem like an odd place for a political rally championing conservative ideals – but Sunday night the Globe theater was packed with enthusiastic activists.

The kaleidoscope of people from all over the country had one thing in common: They support the Blexit movement.

What is Blexit?

Blexit is a movement started by Conservative activist Candace Owens in order to “free” black people from the Democratic Party.

“BLEXIT is a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy. It is a rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear,” according to the political movement’s website, “BLEXIT is a renaissance. It is our formal declaration of independence.”

“Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party. It’s the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America,” Owens told Fox News earlier this year. (Activists Jump Nancy Pelosi’s Mansion Wall With Illegal Immigrants, Demand Entry To Her Home)

PACKED HOUSE of Black and Latino patriots in Los Angeles WHO WANT THE WALL!

The silent majority is WITH @realDonaldTrump !!

Why won’t the media report this? They don’t want people to know the truth!@RealCandaceO leading a revolution!#BLEXIT

RT! pic.twitter.com/K1TnMlIjvg

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 21, 2019

The theater in downtown LA served as the perfect backdrop for the Blexit movement’s maiden event. The packed house was standing room only and cheered for speaker of all stripes encouraging political free thought. Owens was herself front and center – leading a cavalry of speakers including Ann Coulter, Charlie Kirk, Lary Elder and David Harris Jr.

The enthusiastic audience donned shirts that read ‘Liberals Can’t Bully Me’ and MAGA hats. The Daily Caller was on the scene to ask the question: “Why should black people leave the Democratic party?”

Here are the responses:

I Love My Freedom

Published  3 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a congressional delegation (CODEL) trip cancelled after President Donald Trump stopped her trip amid the government shutdown, suggesting that she be home to negotiate.

She was about to use military aircraft to travel and according to multiple sources such as the Daily Caller and Judicial Watch, this wouldn’t have been the first time that Pelosi has used military aircraft for her travels.

After her trip overseas to Belgium, Afghanistan, and Egypt was recently cancelled, people dug into her travel history a big further. It was discovered that Pelosi is a big spender when it comes to travel.

In fact, she cost the United States Air Force almost $200,000 back in 2015 when she took a trip to the Ukraine and Italy.

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch, they revealed that she “cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch.

Her delegation was made up of other Democratic members of Congress, including California Rep. Anna Eshoo, after “token” Republican Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner pulled out last-minute, reported The Washington Post in 2015.

That’s an extremely expensive overseas trip for anyone. But is it just Nancy Pelosi traveling or does she take family members on work trips? It seems like she certainly doesn’t travel alone, but who foots the bill for people who don’t work for the government?

You might be wondering about that as much as the next person!

Based on the report by the Daily Caller, “four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were slated to go on the trip.

The delegation was scheduled to dine at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers.

[RELATED: Republican Reveals ‘Pelosi Rule,’ Trump Will Have MAJOR Leverage In Shutdown Talks]

The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.”

That’s interesting. She was taking tours and blowing wads of government money on overpriced meals. To top it off, her team reportedly had very detailed requests for the officials of the Air Force who were tasked with trip coordination.

Just imagine what could be purchased with over $184,000! College tuition for several people, cars for the whole family, a new home, or maybe thousands of bricks for the Trump wall!

It gets better. Pelosi has been reportedly called out for abusing her travel perks dating back to 2009, according to Judicial Watch.

Further quoted, “beginning in 2009, after the media failed to follow-up on concerns raised about Nancy Pelosi’s use of luxury Air Force jets to travel between her congressional district and DC, Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information act requests exposed her abuse of this travel perk. Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.”

Most people planning a trip can probably find a much more efficient way to spend government money. If someone spends almost $200,000 on a trip, then most would consider that to be a bit much.

How much extra can she spend (waste)?

Perhaps we find out, or maybe she starts spending our government money a little more responsibly.

RedState

Published  3 months ago

While President Donald Trump canceling Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) trip CODEL trip to Brussels and Afghanistan is pretty hilarious, Pelosi’s past of using the Air Force as her personal international airline is pretty sad.

According to the Daily Caller, Pelosi once took an Air Force flight for a trip from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, going from Italy and Ukraine. It’s a flight that cost the American taxpayer $184,587.81 according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch.

Pelosi’s delegation consisted of nine other members of Congress and four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, and they wined and dined in some very high-end restaurants:

The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.

Pelosi’s team apparently had some pretty specific requests for the Air Force officials working with them to coordinate the trip.

“You’re going to love this …. CODEL Pelosi is requesting the crew they had on this earlier attached trip. Apparently they were very pleased with their service. I already told the escort chances were slim,” an unidentified Air Force official wrote in an email July 9, 2015.

The Daily Caller noted that Pelosi’s trip cost the Air Force the same amount of money it takes to send a student to Harvard University for four years.

For comparison, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, and his 2015 CODEL trip with multiple stops East Asia cost a total of $26,009.03.

If you think Pelosi’s extravagant trip is bad, Judicial Watch also wrote that Pelosi is guilty of millions of dollars worth of abuses to her travel perk:

Beginning in 2009, after the media failed to follow up on concerns raised about Nancy Pelosi’s use of luxury Air Force jets to travel between her congressional district and DC, Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information act requests exposed her abuse of this travel perk. Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

The Current Speaker of the House parties like a rock star on your dime.

It’s clear that Pelosi isn’t scared to take full advantage of her status and perks of the job, using up the taxpayer dollars of Americans in order to live a luxurious lifestyle, all the while preaching that right-leaning politicians are greedy and don’t care about the little guy.

If Congress wants to look into things after the shutdown, restricting the spending amount for lawmakers when it comes to personal perks should be one of them.

Blunt Force Truth

Published  3 months ago

President Trump’s masterly counter-move against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not only an expert power play against the Speaker’s bid to take the television set away from him at the State of the Union, it drew attention to something that doesn’t get much attention, the fact that she’s got some Imelda Marcos-style spending habits in state-financed travel.

According to the Daily Caller, citing Judicial Watch:

Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.

Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip. The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.

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americanthinker

Published  3 months ago

President Trump's masterly counter-move against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not only an expert power play against the Speaker's bid to take the television set away from him at the State of the Union, it drew attention to something that doesn't get much attention, the fact that she's got some Imelda Marcos-style spending habits in state-financed travel.

According to the Daily Caller, citing Judicial Watch:

Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.

Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip. The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.

It gets worse. According to Judicial Watch itself:

Beginning in 2009, after the media failed to follow up on concerns raised about Nancy Pelosi’s use of luxury Air Force jets to travel between her congressional district and DC, Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information act requests exposed her abuse of this travel perk. Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

Two million bucks? Presumably coming out of the Air Force budget? This is the act of an unaccountable elite at its very worst. It's quite obvious this taxpayer-paid tour was chock-full of sightseeing and shopping for the relatives, given their obvious uselessness as to the mission of the tour. I seem to recall that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) got an indictment for using his own campaign money this way, which is an affront to his donors.

Nancy Pelosi wouldn't dream of stiffing her donors. For her, it's all about stiffing taxpayers -- and getting away with it.

It goes to show just how right President Trump was to cut off the government spigot for her - and those reported 93 relatives she was taking with her to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, which columnist Kurt Schlichter aptly skewered in one of his latest here). Pelosi's howls about not being able to go on it because it would have to be a commercial flight and Trump spilled the beans for suggesting she do it are disingenuous. Seems she's always citing security concerns these days - whether it's the wall, the state of the union address or her next junket. Security, security, security.

What we have here is a bid to feast at the trough with zero accountability. Trump was right to cut off Pelosi's travel in that latest junket. One hopes he will keep doing that to ensure debate about whether Pelosi is entitled to all those free rides for shopping. Trump couldn't have done us a better favor than by shining a light on this scam.

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Praying Medic

Published  3 months ago

Many conservatives were dismayed when Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in November. Q said, “the Senate was the target” suggesting that President Trump could accomplish most of what he needs to without having his party control the House.

The Senate began the year with a bang. This week, the President sent a nineteenth wave of judicial nominations to the Senate for confirmation along with nominations for 163 other positions that are vacant. Now that Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the Senate and POTUS has fewer members of his own party who oppose him, the nominations, which do not require approval from the House, are likely to proceed much quicker.

Democrats had an energetic first week of the year, bringing up resolutions to raise taxes, increase the scope of taxpayer-funded abortion and an attempt was made was made to introduce impeachment articles against the President. The problem for Democrats is that they can do virtually nothing without the approval of the Senate. So far, none of their attempts have impacted Trump’s ability to move his own agenda forward.

The one area where the House could actually gain ground against Trump (at least in theory) is in its committees. Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee has vowed to investigate the President until he proves there was collusion between him and Russia during the 2016 election. The problem is that a handful of patriotic white hats have been leaking transcripts of closed-door Congressional testimonies that undercut everything Schiff is hoping to prove.

Jeff Carlson received an unofficial transcript of Lisa Page’s testimony before Congress that allowed the public to see the inner workings between the DOJ, the FBI and the CIA as they put into motion a plan to prevent Trump from being elected.

A dossier of unverified claims about Donald Trump and his associates was assembled by former British spy Christopher Steele and used as evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page and ultimately, the Trump campaign. Bruce Ohr, a former high ranking DOJ official, acted as a conduit of communication between Christopher Steele and the FBI.

Last year, Adam Schiff claimed that Ohr’s contact with the FBI began “weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application.” Someone leaked a transcript of Bruce Ohr’s closed-door Congressional testimony to Sara Carter which revealed that, contrary to Schiff’s claim, the FBI knew about the Steele dossier (via Bruce Ohr) months before the 2016 election and before the approval of the FISA warrant.

For those who complain that no one of any consequence has been arrested, the next item may be of interest.

James Baker served as Chief Counsel for the FBI under Barack Obama. The Daily Caller obtained a copy of a letter between Jim Jordan and US Attorney John Durham. The letter quotes extensively from a transcript of Baker’s Oct. 18 closed-door testimony before the Oversight and House Judiciary Committees. Baker is under criminal investigation for leaking to the press. Jordan wanted an update on the investigation.

I’ve written previously that anyone under Congressional investigation has passed the “arrest” phase of the justice process. They have already been arrested and charged with a crime. They’re cooperating with Congressional investigators because they hope to receive a lenient sentence. In that group are Lisa Page, James Baker, Bruce Ohr, and others.

This week, someone leaked a transcript of George Populoulous’ closed-door testimony to Epoch Times reporter Ivan Pentchoukov. During his testimony, Papadopoulos revealed the name of the man he believed to be a spy working inside the Trump campaign. (The Epoch Times article doesn’t disclose that name.) The same reporter published an article based on a partial transcript of Andrew McCabe’s closed-door Congressional testimony that was provided to him.

Many people are tired of waiting for Trump to declassify documents related to Spygate. It seems as if the plan (at least for now) is to have the intelligence community (or perhaps Congress) leak key documents to trusted sources to help us see what’s happening behind the scenes.

The President just concluded a speech that made a common sense appeal to his enemies to come to the negotiating table and end the government shutdown. Trump even offered a three-year deferral on DACA. Not that it matters. He knows all too well that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will refuse his offer as long as it includes a wall. If they give him funding for the wall, it fulfills one of his only outstanding campaign promises from 2016. With the 2020 campaign approaching, that’s a moral victory they can’t afford to give him. So the shutdown is likely to continue. As it does, the self-serving motives of his enemies are being exposed a little more each day.

Trump is winning bigly. And he’s doing it with just the Senate.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

If you wanted an angle of the incident that's not first-person pic.twitter.com/OhZrzI1eFi — Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) January 19, 2019

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  3 months ago

After BuzzFeed put out what seemed to be an obviously sketchy story claiming Michael Cohen told the Special Counsel that President Donald Trump had told him to lie Congress, people found the implosion especially glorious when Special Counsel Mueller said the report wasn’t true.

Mueller’s comment specifically repudiated the claim.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.”

The only “specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office” in the BuzzFeed story was the Cohen claim.

The story was already in trouble after the reporters contradicted themselves over what evidence they had seen with one reporter saying they hadn’t seen the evidence to support the claim and the other saying he had.

But despite the questionable nature of the story, CNN and MSNBC used it to talk about impeachment almost 200 times over Friday before the Special Counsel commented.

According to a Daily Caller review of TV clipping service Grabien, personalities on CNN and MSNBC used the words “Impeach,” “Impeachment,” or “Impeachable,” 179 times.

The review included only original Friday programming and ran up until each network learned that BuzzFeed’s report was in dispute — shortly before 8 pm.

CNN mentioned impeachment 82 times while MSNBC mentioned it a whopping 97 times.

This despite the fact that they admitted that none of them had actually confirmed the reports themselves.

Here’s some video:

This is just completely irresponsible. But they just keep doing it.

While some covered it with “if true,” they then treated it as though it were, even having Democrats in to talk about it and use it to attack the President.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur, for example, stated at the top of her show that “Donald Trump is facing the most damming report to date for his presidency. A story that could lead to his impeachment.”

Both outlets also interviewed a number of Democratic congresspeople to get their thoughts on the possibility of impeachment of the president. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, for example, spoke to Democratic Rep. Jim Himes about the implications of the BuzzFeed report if it turned out to be verified, while MSNBC host Chris Matthews brought on Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu.

Democrats were already declaring they were going to start another investigation into the claim.

And had Mueller’s office not weighed in, they would have continued on.

InformationLiberation

Published  3 months ago

The viral Twitter posts claiming a group of Covington Catholic teenagers aggressively 'surrounded' a Native American man on Friday and 'mocked,' 'harassed' and 'threatened'

I Love My Freedom

Published  3 months ago

Earlier today, President Trump canceled the overseas trip that was planned for Nancy Pelosi and several Congressional Democrats just one hour before they were set to depart from Washington D.C. In fact, members of congress were

LifeZette

Published  3 months ago

Minnesota lawmaker takes heat after wild speculation about Sen. Lindsey Graham's support of the president

gellerreport

Published  3 months ago

Here is yet another example of the norming of Jew-hatred by the Democrat Party. Ilhan Omar has accused Israel of “evil doings” in Gaza and called Israel an “apartheid state.” It isn’t surprising that Ilhan Omar would think this way. She is a hijab-wearing, devout Muslim, and Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. What is shameful about this is that her views are mainstream in the Democrat Party today and are now being awarded with a plum appointment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She should never have been chosen as a candidate for Congress with the hateful views she has, but this is the way the Democrat leadership, and the Democrat base, thinks. That’s why she won. The left wants candidates like Ilhan Omar, as Nancy Pelosi has here demonstrated. This is their base today.

“Rep. Omar Defends Invoking Allah To Combat ‘Evil’ Israel,” by Benny Johnson, Daily Caller, January 17, 2019:

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar defended asking Allah to help the world see how “evil” the actions of the nation of Israel are and how Israel has “hypnotized” the people of the world during a segment on CNN Thursday.

Hosts brought up a tweet the freshman congresswoman posted in 2012: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

“You wrote Israel has ‘hypnotized the world,’” CNN host Poppy Harlow asked Omar. “I wonder what your message is this morning to Jewish-Americans who find that deeply offensive.”

The new representative said that the question was “regrettable” and that she does not know how her comments would be “offensive” to Jewish people.

“That’s really a regrettable way of expressing that. I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans. My comments precisely are addressing what was happening during the Gaza War,” Omar said.

The Somali-American congressman said she was criticizing the “Israeli regime” for how it was conducting itself.

Moments later in the interview, Omar called for GOP Rep. Steve King to be censured by Congress for “racism and bigotry” over controversial remarks made to the New York Times recently….

Dan Bongino

Published  3 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters last night that she “doesn’t care” if Secret Service said it could handle securing the State of the Union Address during the partial government shutdown, according to the Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket.

Instead, Picket writes, Pelosi “stood firm” in her calls to delay the President’s address, telling reporters “It’s about security. It’s about security.”

“I don’t care what they said,” said Pelosi when told that Secret Service stated they were prepared to secure the Congressional event.

In a letter to the President yesterday, Pelosi claimed the lack of funding due to the government shutdown would pose a security risk to the address.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” she wrote.

However, both Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen contradicted Pelosi’s statement, saying they were equipped and ready to handle the event.

NBC reporter Peter Alexander wrote on Twitter that a Secret Service official said of the State of the Union address, “We’ve been planning this for months, as we always do….” The official said securing the event was a “no-fail mission.”

"We've been planning for this for months, as we always do. It didn't start up 29 days ago," the official said. (2/2)

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 16, 2019

DHS Secretary Nielsen stated yesterday, “The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.”

The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.

— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 16, 2019

Homeland Security

Published  3 months ago

The Letter Heard 'Round the World and Much, Much More

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

americanthinker

Published  3 months ago

Trump’s shutdown trap?

01/15 7:11 am

Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? Have you heard of RIF? Have Chuck and Nancy?

americanthinker

Published  3 months ago

Trump's shutdown trap?

01/15 3:05 am

Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? Have you heard of RIF? Have Chuck and Nancy?

Dan Bongino

Published  3 months ago

In a hilarious series titled “Walls Across America” the Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson is traveling across the nation highlighting “the best walls” in the country.

In the latest episode, Johnson travels to Southampton, NY where open borders advocate and leftist billionaire George Soros has a sprawling mansion.

Standing in front of Soros’ massive wall, Johnson says, “You are not going to believe what is behind me. That massive white barrier that stretches as far as the shot probably shows you…is not, I repeat is not a model of the wall that Trump wants on the border, it is not, I repeat, a set from Game of Thrones, it is not…a recreation of the Great Wall of China to keep the Mongolians out. It is indeed George Soros’ own personal great wall. George Soros has a wall that would make Donald Trump dream at night.”

Standing in front of a doorway in the wall, Johnson notes, “It seems like, to get into the place that George Soros loves, where George Soros lives, you’re going to have to use a legal port of entry.”

The Daily Caller points out that President Trump often calls out prominent politicians and celebrities for hiding behind walls around their homes while advocating for open borders and slamming the president for even considering constructing a barrier along the southern border.

**LISTEN: Dan addresses the border wall debate and where the Democrats are misleading you**

In last week’s address from the Oval Office, the President said, “Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes?”

“They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside. But because they love the people on the inside,” he said. “The only thing that is immoral is the politicians who do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”

Watch the hilarious episode below:

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

President Donald Trump has often noted that America’s rich and powerful choose to live behind large walls for protection.

“Some have suggested a barrier is immoral,” Trump said during a national address from the Oval Office last week about the border wall. “Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes?”

“They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside. But because they love the people on the inside,” the president claimed. “The only thing that is immoral is the politicians who do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”

The president uses the example to make a case for the construction of a borer wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the funding of which has currently spiraled the federal government into a partial shutdown. (RELATED: Trump: Government Shutdown Could Last As Long As A Year)

So do America’s politicians, moguls and celebrities really live behind walls? The Daily Caller set out to find the truth in a series called “Walls Across America.”

In our most recent episode, we set off to the Hamptons on Long Island, New York to investigate if one of the most influential leftists on the planet chooses to live behind a wall.

Billionaire George Soros is one of the most prominent progressives on the planet. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations, which exists to advance a global progressive agenda. The foundation donates billions of dollars to liberal causes including those that advocate for global open borders and immigration reform.

Soros has long owned a palatial estate in the Hamptons. So how does this progressive billionaire choose to protect the things he loves? We investigated:

In our first episode of “Walls Across America,” we traveled to President Obama’s mansion in Washington, D.C. to investigate Trump’s claim that Obama has a “10-foot wall” around his house.

President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018

Watch that episode here.

News Punch

Published  3 months ago

An organization founded by Hillary Clinton and funded by George Soros is preparing to sue President Trump over his "racist border wall."

RedState

Published  3 months ago

For all the bloviating we hear from Democrats about how walls are immoral and even racist, the Democrats sure do love to live behind walls themselves.

In fact, the relationship between the left and walls is so regular that the Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson decided to start his own series where he travels to the homes of various leftists in order to check out the walls around their homes.

The series “Walls Across America” starts with Johnson traveling to Long Island, New York, to see how big the billionaire Democratic donor and activist George Soros’ wall is. As you’ve likely already guessed, the will is massive.

Sitting somewhere around ten feet tall and spanning the length of an entire block, Soros lives behind a very secure stone wall that Johnson describes as “properly medieval.”

Of course, Soros is tied to groups known as “Demand Justice” which fight against such things as the border wall.

As Johnson states in the video, the purpose of showing everyone the wall around Soros’s home isn’t to troll Soros, but to point out that Soros has things he would love to protect within his home including his family, and chooses to do so by erecting a large wall around his home.

As President Donald Trump said in his Oval Office address, you don’t build walls because you hate the people outside, but love what you have inside. If a wall is good enough for a Democratic billionaire donor, then it should be good enough for the entire nation of the United States of America.

Astounding hypocrisy aside, Soros should have the common decency to and logistical mind to understand that walls work and that people would want to have one to protect their nation from a crisis that is definitely not manufactured.

Even the Washington Post admits that.

Conservative Tribune

Published  3 months ago

President Trump comforted the brother of fallen police officer Ronil Singh with some powerful words on Thursday.

Ronil Singh’s life and death weighed heavily over President Trump’s recent visit to Texas as the president continued to call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump was accompanied by Reggie Singh, whose brother was gunned down on Dec. 26 by an illegal immigrant.

33-year old police officer Ronil Singh was killed after he stopped a car on suspicion of drunk driving.

The driver was 32-year old Gustavo Perez Arriaga, a Mexican national who was living in the U.S. illegally. At the time of his arrest for Singh’s murder, he was reportedly fleeing to Mexico.

“We are deeply moved to have with us Reggie Singh, whose brother (was) Ronil Singh, incredible guy. I mean, I watched and I’ve rarely felt worse watching news of our nation than watching your family, and the love that you have for your brother,” Trump said in a video from the Daily Caller.

“I watched a family right around Christmas time … suffer and I’d like to ask Reggie, maybe you could say a few words about your incredible brother, the job he was doing,” the president continued.

“He was so beloved by the people of the department and beyond the department.”

Singh talked about his brother, who emigrated from Fiji and worked hard to learn English to pursue his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer.

“The way he was killed, what my family is going through right now — I do not want any other family, law enforcement person, to go through that,” Singh said, seated next to the president during discussion at a border patrol station.

“Whatever it takes to minimize, put a stop to it, my family fully supports it.”

“At 33, Ronil Singh was cremated and I had to pick up his remains,” Singh said.

“It breaks my heart and no one should ever go through that. Seeing a five-month-old baby looking for his dad, no one should ever go through that on Christmas Day,” he told Trump.

That’s when the president gave him these powerful words of support: “We’re with you. You know that, right?”

RELATED: Somebody Tell Pelosi & Schumer 3 of Their Harmless Illegals Were Just Arrested for Stabbing Teen

As Singh’s statement came to an end, the president stood up to shake his hand and give him a hug. The room filled with law enforcement officers and politicians stood and clapped to symbolize their support of Singh.

The president was right: we are all with Singh and his family as they mourn the loss of an American hero.

As the president continues to work towards improving border security, let’s keep all those in law enforcement in our prayers.

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Conservative Review

Published  3 months ago

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, roasted Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, jokingly comparing their response to President Donald Trump’s national address on border security to a “hostage video.”

“I gotta say, watching the Schumer/Pelosi response was one of the most frightening things I’ve ever seen,” Cruz said. “I am pretty convinced that was an actual hostage video.”

On a more serious note, Cruz explained why the Democrats have so far refused to compromise with President Trump on wall funding.

“Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are captive to the most radical, extreme strains of their base, to the far Left,” Cruz said. “That’s the reason why Schumer and Pelosi have forced a shutdown.”

“It’s important to note Schumer and Pelosi’s objection to the wall is not substantive. It’s not based on policy,” Cruz added, noting that both Democrats have previously voted for border fencing.

“Their problem is political. Their base hates Donald Trump, and so politically, Schumer and Pelosi are forcing a shutdown because they want to appease their base,” he said.

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POLITICO

Published  3 months ago

Conservative hard-liners fear the move would lead to an uncertain legal battle while setting a dangerous precedent for the presidency.

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is raising money for an eventual court fight against what the group describes as President Trump’s proposed “racist, unnecessary wall.”

americanthinker

Published  3 months ago

To those who comment consistently and negatively about the Fox News channel whenever it is mentioned in print, may I ask, What planet are you on?

I began covering the cable news wars, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and other topics for American Thinker and other publications 20 months ago. That was barely four months into President Trump's first term. Already at that point, most of the mainstream media, of which Fox News is an outlying part, was ratcheting up its negative coverage of the new president. Two years later now, that coverage has become pretty much intolerable, with CNN and MSNBC in particular almost totally unwatchable due to their constant negative bias against everything Trump.

While its 24-7 programming schedule is not above criticism, Fox News has emerged as the sole exception in all of MSM broadcast and cable news. Its signature nightly news program, Special Report, anchored M-F by Bret Baier, which recently added weekend editions at the same hour, is head and shoulders above the competition on the two other major cable news channels, the broadcast networks, and PBS.

Two additional hours of live news, at 7 and 11 P.M. E.T., hosted by veteran broadcasters Martha MacCallum and Shannon Bream, are also refreshingly fair and objective. Meanwhile, the core of Fox News's prime-time schedule – 8-11 P.M. E.T., with each hour-long show during that time period repeated starting at 12 midnight E.T. – features the most credible, newsmaking, and consistently conservative opinion-dominated shows that Fox News has ever presented.

The prime-time schedule of the "good old days" of the Roger Ailes era of Fox News that some people say they miss, for example five years ago, consisted of Bill O'Reilly at 8 P.M., Megyn Kelly at 9, and Sean Hannity at 10. Hannity was the only reliable conservative of the three. Today, and for the past year-plus, Tucker Carlson Tonight at 8, Hannity at 9, and The Ingraham Angle at 10 are arguably among the best programs Fox News has ever presented.

Since its premiere on November 14, 2016, Tucker Carlson Tonight has quickly evolved into must-see viewing. Carlson's credentials include a twenty-year-long history as a news program host on all three major cable news channels as well as a background as a prolific writer and editor – he co-founded the leading conservative site The Daily Caller in 2010. Carlson's nightly opening monologues and his well informed challenges to a variety of left-wing guests frequently go viral and are as good as anything in print or online.

During the past two years, Hannity, one of President Trump's closest friends, has assembled a regular cast of guests and contributors who have uncovered the web of corruption involving the Obama administration; the Department of Justice; the FBI; and other elements of the Deep State, which has conspired to take down the Trump administration since 2016.

Mark Levin's Sunday night show, Life, Liberty & Levin, is the only long-form one-on-one interview program on all of cable news television. His guests are often conservative thought leaders who immediately command a viewer's attention but who otherwise seldom have an opportunity to present their ideas at length on commercial television.

Early in the mornings, seven days a week, Fox & Friends, one of the closest things to lighter infotainment on the channel's schedule, also stands alone in terms of quality and openness to conservative guests and ideas compared with all of the other morning programs on both cable and broadcast television. The program's hosts are clearly right of center, and it's reportedly one of the president's favorite shows. Fox & Friends' respect for American history and traditions including the military, police officers, and people in flyover states – where a host will often broadcast from remotely – is refreshing.

Finally, two recent long-form investigative series, part of the ongoing Scandalous franchise, were among the best television documentaries in recent times. They shed extensive new light on two scandals – involving the Clintons and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) – that finally got the detailed review and treatments they deserved.

Nothing is perfect, and one can find fault with some of the other programs on the FNC schedule. A mid-afternoon news show hosted by Sheppard Smith, who seems as though he'd be more at home on CNN, and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace are two examples. There is also the overabundance of irritating Fox News "contributors" like Jessica Tarlov, Marie Harf, Cathy Areu, and Juan Williams. But they and the other in-house left-wingers never appear without being challenged by an equal or greater number of conservatives.

Tonight, January 10 at 9 P.M. E.T., Hannity will present an exclusive interview with President Donald Trump from McAllen, Texas, where the president is scheduled to visit the border. In the midst of the partial government shutdown over the issue of border security, it promises to be another newsmaking interview. Also on the show will be interviews with Border Patrol and ICE agents. In the past year, President Trump has limited his TV interviews to the Fox News channel.

A complement to Fox News on cable and satellite is Fox News dot com online – a news and opinion site that is one of the most popular news websites in the U.S., second only to CNN's.

For those who insist that they never watch Fox News because it's just another part of the biased and failing MSM, be careful what you wish for. If it drastically changes its current course or somehow disappears from cable TV, I can guarantee that it will be missed.

Peter Barry Chowka writes about politics, media, popular culture, and health care for American Thinker and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @pchowka.

Daily Wire

Published  3 months ago

During her first few days in Congress, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voted to fund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and then turned around and attacked President Donald Trump for supporting the same agency.

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood by Democrats’ belief Thursday that the border issue is a “manufactured crisis” created by Republicans and President Donald Trump, and claimed there is not enough data about those who have suffered at the hands of illegal aliens to say otherwise. (RELATED: Twitter Goes Wild Over Chuck And Nancy’s ‘Painfully Awkward’ Appearance In Trump Rebuttal)

The Daily Caller asked Pelosi at her weekly presser if she would still describe the border issue as a “manufactured crisis” to people who have lost relatives to overdoses from the drugs flowing across the border, or to families that have lost loved ones to crimes by illegal immigrants, like Corporal Ronil Singh’s. Singh was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien during a traffic stop in California in December.

“What I would say to families like that is what I would say to the president regularly,” Pelosi replied. “These are tragic situations. There’s a tragic situation at the border. Two little children died in the custody of Border Patrol but the plural anecdote is not data.”

“And as painful and as horrible one death is, whether it’s the corporal or whether it’s the children, but the fact is we have to have public policy that secures our border and there’s what the president is proposing will not eliminate those possibilities,” Pelosi added.

The Democrat leader says that her caucus supports border security but claims the president is not telling the truth about the closed-door meetings she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have had with him about funding the government. (RELATED: ‘He Stops At Nothing’ — Cher Urges Nancy Pelosi To Let Trump ‘Have His Fkng Money’)

“He has not told the truth when he said he asked me if, in 30 days, I would support border security and I said no. He knows the people in the room know that that was not what happened. What he said in 30 days will you support the war, and I said ‘no.’ He went out and said something completely different because he knows he knows we all support border security and that there’s a better way to do it,” she said.

“He talks about drugs coming into the country 90 percent of the drugs come in through the ports of entry. So what we are proposing is to build the infrastructure of the ports of entry strengthen that- the ports of entry,” she continued.

Additionally, the Speaker said the Democrats want hundreds of millions of dollars spent on scanning technology to scan cars coming through for drugs and contraband and weapons.

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Diamond & Silk

Published  3 months ago

President Trump may be pursuing one strategy of fully funding the border wall without congressional approval and could do so as early as tonight.

As the Washington Examiner reports, Trump is still prioritizing the method of getting congressional approval but claims he has the authority to declare a national emergency and fund the wall as a result.

The Washington Examiner reports:

President Trump said Monday he’d rather work with Congress to fund a border wall, even though he believes he has the legal option of funding it on his own by declaring a national emergency.

He made his comment in response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., who indicated that Trump does have some authority to take emergency action in the name of national security. Smith made his remark Sunday, but Trump appeared to be responding to it when Fox News replayed it early Monday.

The president hinted at declaring a national emergency in a tweet which read, “Congressman Adam Smith, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just stated, ‘Yes, there is a provision in law that says a president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times.’ No doubt, but let’s get our deal done in Congress!”

The Federalist also reports, “During negotiations to end the government shutdown last week, President Trump said he might declare a national emergency over the southern border in order to bypass Congress and build his wall with defense funding. Trump repeated this threat on Sunday, then on Monday morning announced he would address the nation tonight regarding what he called ‘the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.'”

In the case of a national emergency, as the Washington Examiner also reports, Trump would be authorized to use military funding for the border wall’s construction.

Earlier Friday, Trump told reporters that he was eyeing using his emergency powers to direct military funding toward constructing a border wall, amid a partial government shutdown over dispute for funding the project.

“We can call a national emergency,” said Trump, who has previously floated the idea before. “I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it. We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly. It’s another way of doing it.”

President Trump and Congress are currently deadlocked in a fight over funding to open up the government and end its 3-week-long shutdown. Trump wants $5 billion to fund the construction of a border wall but Democrats in the House and Senate have refused the request.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has offered stop-gap legislation which would reopen the government but it did not include border wall funding. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has prevented any Republican-led efforts from getting a vote in his chamber.

The Daily Caller has more:

The Republican-led House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. However, with a 51-seat majority, Senate Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21.

SARAH PALIN

Published  3 months ago

President Trump may be pursuing one strategy of fully funding the border wall without congressional approval and could do so as early as tonight.

As the Washington Examiner reports, Trump is still prioritizing the method of getting congressional approval but claims he has the authority to declare a national emergency and fund the wall as a result.

The Washington Examiner reports:

President Trump said Monday he’d rather work with Congress to fund a border wall, even though he believes he has the legal option of funding it on his own by declaring a national emergency.

He made his comment in response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., who indicated that Trump does have some authority to take emergency action in the name of national security. Smith made his remark Sunday, but Trump appeared to be responding to it when Fox News replayed it early Monday.

The president hinted at declaring a national emergency in a tweet which read, “Congressman Adam Smith, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just stated, ‘Yes, there is a provision in law that says a president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times.’ No doubt, but let’s get our deal done in Congress!”

The Federalist also reports, “During negotiations to end the government shutdown last week, President Trump said he might declare a national emergency over the southern border in order to bypass Congress and build his wall with defense funding. Trump repeated this threat on Sunday, then on Monday morning announced he would address the nation tonight regarding what he called ‘the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.'”

In the case of a national emergency, as the Washington Examiner also reports, Trump would be authorized to use military funding for the border wall’s construction.

Earlier Friday, Trump told reporters that he was eyeing using his emergency powers to direct military funding toward constructing a border wall, amid a partial government shutdown over dispute for funding the project.

“We can call a national emergency,” said Trump, who has previously floated the idea before. “I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it. We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly. It’s another way of doing it.”

President Trump and Congress are currently deadlocked in a fight over funding to open up the government and end its 3-week-long shutdown. Trump wants $5 billion to fund the construction of a border wall but Democrats in the House and Senate have refused the request.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has offered stop-gap legislation which would reopen the government but it did not include border wall funding. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has prevented any Republican-led efforts from getting a vote in his chamber.

The Daily Caller has more:

The Republican-led House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. However, with a 51-seat majority, Senate Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

SARAH PALIN

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Wounded warrior amputee and Congressman Brian Mast welcomed fellow veterans and congressional newcomers Jim Baird and Dan Crenshaw in a tweet that is being widely shared.

“What do you get when you bring three Purple Heart recipients together on the floor of Congress? One awesome f*cking photo,” Task and Purpose‘s Jared Keller wrote in a report.

Included in the tweet is a picture of the three veterans and is captioned: “5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American. Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird & @DanCrenshawTX.”

“Mast lost both legs in 2010 while clearing improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan; Baird, R-Ind., lost an arm while serving in the Vietnam War with the Army; and Crenshaw, R-Texas, lost an eye in a 2012 IED blast while serving in the Navy SEALs in Afghanistan,” Stars & Stripes reported.

“Each of the congressmen have earned Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts,” the report continued.

Here’s more on Mast, via his congressional biography:

Congressman Brian Mast is in his first term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida.

Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.

While lying in bed recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Brian’s father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day–to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community.

And, on Baird, per his campaign page:

After receiving orders for Vietnam he was sent to the Panama Canal Zone for two weeks of Jungle Warfare Training. He was rated expert in the use of all weapons, hand to hand combat and jungle warfare.

He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army in the Republic of Southeast Asia (Vietnam) He received a Bronze Star with “V” device, two Purple Hearts w/ Oak Leaf Cluster for his courage and valor in the face of a hostile enemy(combat). His unit was the first unit from Vietnam to be selected for the United States Army Hall of Fame because of the courage and valor displayed by him and his men and how effectively they performed their duties in combat.

Crenshaw splashed on the national scene after a clash with SNL’s Pete Davidson who mocked him for wearing an eye-patch in a skit. After apologizing, Davidson and Crenshaw appeared on an episode together where Crenshaw said that more people should embrace forgiveness and civility in today’s hostile political environment.

Here’s more on his story, via his campaign page:

Dan has been featured on Fox News Channel, the Daily Caller, and published in National Review.

Dan is originally from Houston, Texas, and a proud 6th generation Texan. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia. As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish. From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Dan graduated from Tufts University in 2006, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. He immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara, just a few months later. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.

On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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House Democrats’ choices for committee leadership may be even more questionable than their ethics and politics

I Love My Freedom

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Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib just started her new job in Congress and kicked it off last night by telling a group of leftists that she wants to impeach that “motherf**ker” Donald Trump and kick him out of the presidency.

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What she said wasn’t really that offensive, because most people on the planet have said or heard much worse.

However, when she was confronted and asked about it, she ran off from the camera and refused to answer questions.

She sure had the big words last night, but placed in front of a camera with potentially different views – she had nothing to say.

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Benny Johnson from the Daily Caller shared the video of Tlaib running from the cameras.

The video is even better because she doesn’t appear to know where she’s going. The new girl ran her mouth, then ran from the cameras, then got lost in the process.

Watch below:

Oh man.

After victoriously shouting to a cheering audience that she will "impeach the motherfucker" Trump, Rep. Rashida Tlaib *literally* runs scared from reporters asking her if she stands by the comments.

She's new here so does not know where to go – lol

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 4, 2019

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Tlaib is 42, an attorney from Michigan who’s now a member of our United States Congress.

She received a roar of applause in her viral “motherf**ker” comment, but she had nothing to say the day after.

Was she given a rookie slap on the wrist from Nancy Pelosi?

POLL: Who do you blame for the Government shutdown – Trump or the Democrats?

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

President Trump has often criticized former President Barack Obama for having a “10-foot wall” around his house in Washington, D.C. Trump tweeted recently “President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security.”

President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018

Is this true?

Here’s what we know: Obama purchased a mansion in the D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama for $8.1 million in 2017. Beefed up security features have certainly been added to the home, including a tall pilloried wall around the front of the home and a high-tech guard tower for Secret Service to control entry to the home. However, no definitive accounts of the security features have been reported.

The Daily Caller traveled to Obama’s D.C. neighborhood to find out if the “10-foot wall” existed. What did we find? Obama does not have one wall. He has many. He has barricades. He has armed guards entirely blocking the suburban road where he lives. Multiple cement and iron barricades block the road leading up to the Obama mansion. A Secret Service car and agent keep people from entering the stretch of road on both ends approximately 1,000 feet in both directions. (RELATED: Trump: If Democrats Think A Wall Is ‘Immoral,’ They Should Do Something About The Vatican)

The Daily Caller asked the Secret Service agent if we could walk to the Obama house on the sidewalk. The officer told us he would be forced to stop us if we tried.

So does Obama have a 10-foot wall around his house? We tried to find out. We even brought a tape measure. But we were stopped by all of Obama’s other walls from even finding out.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

On Friday the Mueller Special Counsel sent 20-29 armed FBI operatives in six vehicles and a CNN camera crew to film the arrest of Trump associate Roger Stone at his home in a predawn raid. Roger Stone was arrested barefoot and in his shorts outside his apartment. On Monday Roger Stone told Judge Napolitano in […]

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It seems no one celebrated the election of the first two Muslim women to Congress more than highly controversial Linda Sarsour. The Palestinian American activist and co-organizer of the feminist Women’s March on DC was invited to attend the swearing-in ceremonies of one of the women, fellow Palestinian American Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Tlaib being the […]

Daily Wire

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Way back in March of 2018, McClatchy ran a story with the headline “NRA lawyer said to have had concerns about group’s ties to Russia.” The premise of the st

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would donate $1 to help build the border wall during a recent press conference, so Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Veteran and founder of a border wall GoFundMe page that recently made headlines for the massive amount of donations it has brought in, decided to head down to the U.S. Capitol to collect the moola.

Clearly, Pelosi was joking when she made the comment, but Kolfage thought he would at least try to extract a buck from the new speaker.

Hey, when it comes to raising money for a good cause, every dollar counts. (RELATED: Triple-Amputee Veteran Who Is Raising Money for Trump’s Border Wall Has a Fiery Message for Democrats.)

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday for writing an anti-Trump op-ed in the Washington Post.

In a press call, Paul suggested that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate may be experiencing “sour grapes” against Trump because Romney was not able to achieve the presidency after multiple attempts.

“It may be sour grapes not having won the presidency himself,” Paul told the Daily Caller on the press call when asked about Romney lashing out at Trump after accepting multiple endorsements from Trump in his political career.

Romney lost in a lopsided race in 2012 to President Obama.

Paul continued, saying he also believes “it’s virtue signaling. ‘Look at me, how virtuous I am.'”

Paul went on to say that the op-ed, “does not serve a useful purpose,” adding, “It’s Not useful. Not good for the country. Not good for the Republican party. I hope this will be a one-off.”

When asked if Romney had intentions to run in 2020, Paul remarked that Trump’s election victory was “extraordinary” and that a “run-of-the-mill establishment Republican” could never have won in 2016. Paul himself ran in 2016 and sparred often with then-candidate Trump.

“I don’t think there is an appetite for a Romney run inside the Republican Party, nor do I think that the Romney-type establishment, big-government Republican is frankly popular enough to win a general election,” Paul said bluntly.

Paul concluded by saying that Romney had ruffled feathers in the GOP Senate caucus and was “getting things off on a wrong foot” by writing the op-ed critical of the party’s leader.

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels,'” Romney wrote in the piece published Tuesday, adding, “and it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” (RELATED: Mitt Romney Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed, Questions Trump’s Character)

Paul came out swinging against Romney earlier in the day, comparing him to Republicans who attacked Reagan when it was popular.

“Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President,” Paul tweeted, “Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.”

Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.

https://t.co/vNvp2ZwyK7

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 2, 2019

Romney’s op-ed also drew the ire of Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is Mitt Romney’s niece. McDaniel tweeted, “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

Trump endorsed Romney for his Senate race and his presidential run in 2012. Romney sought a cabinet position in the early Trump administration but was not selected for the position.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

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When triple amputee veteran Brian Kolfage started a GoFundMe to crowdfund to help build the wall, actress and activist Alyssa Milano criticized the effort.

“Oh yes,” she tweeted derisively, “Let’s #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool.”

Of course, she failed to understand that a veteran had started the fund and that building the wall protects veterans as well as other Americans.

But she showed just how hypocritical she was this week with her own fund for an illegal alien just ten days after her anti-wall tweet.

From Daily Caller:

Milano devoted two tweets to Eduardo Samaniego, who is currently being held in an ICE detention center, one of which contained a link to a GoFundMe page raising money for Samaniego’s legal defense.

They don’t grant access to detention centers for random people who demand to get in.

Where is Milano’s GoFundMe for the veterans? The same place as her GoFundMe for the fire survivors.

This isn’t the first time that Milano has done something like this recently.

After the California wildfires, instead of a GoFundMe for the survivors, Milano asked for people to donate to the legal defense for the migrant caravan trying to get into the United States through a Democratic fundraising arm.

Diamond & Silk

Published  3 months ago

Elizabeth Warren gave a big tip-off over the weekend about her future plans when she changed her official Twitter account name from “@elizabethforma” to “@ewarren.”

The name change was caught by Changes of Congress, a bot that tracks when congressional Twitter accounts are changed.

People immediately speculated she was preparing for a run for 2020.

Now the official word is out.

From Daily Caller:

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced on the last day of 2018 she is officially forming a presidential exploratory committee in a bid to run for the presidency in 202o.

“America’s middle class is under attack,” Warren said in the video on Monday. “How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie. And they enlisted politicians to cut them a bigger slice.”

This of course is contrary to what she said in June when she said she would not be running for president while she was running for re-election in her Senate campaign. She later flipped and said she would be looking at it.

And this despite her disastrous DNA blunder, which she claimed proved her Native American heritage but actually only showed that she might be 1/1024 Native American heritage.

Doubtless, President Donald Trump will not feel very threatened by her entry into the ring.

At this point the number of Democrats thinking about it might fill a stadium and includes Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Book of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California. Also looking at the question and/or not ruling it out Hillary Clinton and Robert “Beto” O’Rourke of Texas.

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Gotta love Lindsey Graham, 2.0.

The Republican Senator from South Carolina has been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump’s effort to build the wall and a big proponent in Congress. He has previously urged Trump to “dig in and not give in.”

And on Friday, he had a very simple message for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic caucus about the funding deal that has been stalled.

“To Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats,” Graham tweeted. “No Wall Money, No Deal.”

From Daily Caller:

The House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion for a border wall, however, with a 51-seat majority in the Senate, Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21. [….]

“If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in on additional wall funding — I’d want the whole $5 billion because the caravan is a game changer,” the South Carolina senator said. “$1.6 billion is available to the president, he wants $5 billion, and after the caravan, if you don’t see the need for additional border wall security, you’re just not paying much attention.”

They will have more Republicans in the Senate come January, but fewer in the House where Democrats will be in the majority and Pelosi will likely be Speaker.

Pelosi has said that she wouldn’t give in to any deal with wall funding in the new Congress when they come back in January.

While Trump skipped going to Mar-a-Lago and has been busy working to try to come to a deal and visiting the troops in Iraq during the shutdown, Pelosi has been at a luxury resort in Hawaii.

The resort, on Hawaii’s Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features a “Spa Without Walls,” where the 110-minute Ali’i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a 50-minute couples massage runs $549, according to the spa menu. While at the spa, guests can snack on a gluten-free grilled prawn summer roll for $19.

Trump canceled his Christmas trip to Florida and remained in the White House, saying on Christmas Eve that he was “waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal.” The president left the White House on Christmas to travel to Iraq and meet with American troops stationed overseas.

Trump has been holding work meetings since Congress went into recess, including one with Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on how to fund the administration’s border security plan.

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The federal government was forced to undergo a shutdown after lawmakers and President Trump were unable to reach a deal on how much money should be allocated for the construction of a border wall and border security.

These lawmakers are continuing to get paid amid the shutdown, despite having a responsibility to keep the government functioning.

So where are these lawmakers when they ought to be in Washington D.C. doing the jobs that taxpayers pay them to do?

As Business Insider reports, House Democrat Nancy Pelosi was caught vacationing in Hawaii.

The House Minority leader is likely having a better vacation than you are.

According to the Hawaii Reporter (via Drudge), Nancy Pelosi is spending her Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu on Hawaii. And this has become something of a tradition for her. For the last two years, she has reportedly stayed in the resort’s $10,000-a-night suite.

So in case you think the Democrats will escape the pain of the Millionaire’s Tax they’re advocating, rest assured–this one, at least, will be eating her own dog food.

The House Leader, who is expected to become the next Speaker, is reportedly looking to lie low amid the shutdown and not strike a deal with Trump to increase her chances of winning the speakership.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram recently quoted Office of Budget and Management Director and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney who said Pelosi even convinced Schumer not to make a deal.

A tweet from Pergram read: “Mulvaney on Fox: I met with Ldr Schumer last Saturday..& my gut was that he was really interested in doing a deal and coming to some sort of compromise. But the more we’re hearing this week is that it’s Nancy Pelosi who’s preventing that from happening.”

Pergram added: “WH’s Sanders says Pelosi is ‘more willing to protect that (the Speakership)than she is to protect our borders and to protect American’s lives.'”

Here’s more from Mulvaney, via the Daily Caller:

“Chuck Schumer voted for border security in 2006,” Mulvaney explained, drawing attention to the fact that Democrats haven’t always been against controlling the border. “He voted for it again I think in 2011. It seems like Democrats really like border security when there is a Democrat in office and don’t like it when Donald Trump is in office.”

Although Schumer seemed to be willing to come to “some sort of compromise” the last time they met, “the more we’re hearing this week is that it is Nancy Pelosi who is preventing that from happening,” Mulvaney explained.

When asked about any behind the scenes negotiations possibly taking place, Mulvaney said, “No, they left town” during the shutdown and in time for the holidays:

And I think the reason they did is because Nancy Pelosi, in fairness, does not have the votes for the speakership yet. She cannot be seen by her party as being weak on negotiating with Donald Trump. So we fully expect that until she is elected speaker and has locked that vote up, we don’t expect to hear from the Democrats again. They told us last night that they were not countering our last offer.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

Breitbart

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Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House minority leader and, most likely, soon-to-be House speaker (D-CA), is enduring the partial federal government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Pelosi, who calls the impasse over $5 billion for a border wall the “Trump shutdown,” is at Fairmont Orchid resort, where prices range from $899 per night for a standard room to $4,899 a night for the presidential suite:

The resort, on Hawaii’s Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features a “Spa Without Walls,” where the 110-minute Ali’i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a 50-minute couples massage runs $549, according to the spa menu. While at the spa, guests can snack on a gluten-free grilled prawn summer roll for $19.

This is not Pelosi’s first holiday vacation to Hawaii. In 2011, it was reported by the Hawaii Reporter that Pelosi had in previous years stayed in a $10,000-a-night suite at the Four Seasons Resort in Kona for her holiday vacation.

Pelosi slammed Trump on Twitter during the Christmas holiday, claiming his holding out to get border funding is harming Americans. Apparently, it is not harming her vacation plans.

“Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, @realDonaldTrump is continuing the #TrumpShutdown just to please right-wing radio & TV hosts,” Pelosi tweeted:

Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, @realDonaldTrump is continuing the #TrumpShutdown just to please right-wing radio & TV hosts.

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 24, 2018

The Daily Caller reported:

The House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, however, with a 51-seat majority, Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21.

The Democratic leaders pledged not to appropriate a single dollar towards funding a wall, and Pelosi further promised to put forth a funding bill that does not include any of Trump’s demands when she assumes the speakership in January.

When the Democrats officially take over the House on January 3, Pelosi is expected to get final approval as the next speaker of the House.

Diamond & Silk

Published  3 months ago

President Donald Trump achieved an incredibly significant deal with Mexico but it’s largely gone ignored by the media.

From Daily Caller:

Speaking Thursday before a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed a sweeping new policy for migrants who claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” plan, migrants who seek asylum at the country’s southern border will no longer be allowed to stay in the U.S. while their cases maneuver through the immigration courts, but instead will have to wait in Mexico.

As the DHS noted in their statement:

Illegal aliens have exploited asylum loopholes at an alarming rate. Over the last five years, DHS has seen a 2000 percent increase in aliens claiming credible fear (the first step to asylum), as many know it will give them an opportunity to stay in our country, even if they do not actually have a valid claim to asylum. As a result, the United States has an overwhelming asylum backlog of more than 786,000 pending cases. Last year alone the number of asylum claims soared 67 percent compared to the previous year. Most of these claims are not meritorious—in fact nine out of ten asylum claims are not granted by a federal immigration judge. However, by the time a judge has ordered them removed from the United States, many have vanished.

Aliens trying to enter the U.S. to claim asylum will no longer be released into our country, where they often disappear before a court can determine their claim’s merits.

Instead, those aliens will be processed by DHS and given a “Notice to Appear” for their immigration court hearing.

While they wait in Mexico, the Mexican government has made its own determination to provide such individuals humanitarian visas, work authorization, and other protections. Aliens will have access to immigration attorneys and to the U.S. for their court hearings.

Aliens whose claims are upheld by U.S. judges will be allowed in. Those without valid claims will be deported to their home countries.

Now this would seem to make a lot of sense especially because some 90% don’t qualify for asylum but many migrants claim it once caught because they know it to be advantageous to being released and staying in the country.

While complying with the requirement to process all asylum claims, it would have people wait in Mexico where they would be safe and be able to work until their claims were processed. It would eliminate the need to house any applicants and effectively end catch-and-release. And it would ensure that people didn’t just disappear into the U.S. by not responding to their asylum hearings. “They will not be able to disappear into the United States,” Nielsen explained. “They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America.” It disincentives false claims of asylum, discourages using kids as pawns on a dangerous journey and then will frees up the process for proper claims.

So of course, that didn’t make folks on the left happy, and they’re already trying to challenge it.

“Pushing asylum-seekers back into Mexico is absolutely illegal under U.S. immigration law,” senior director at Human Rights First, Eleanor Acer, told reporters Friday, according to the Daily Beast. “This scheme will increase, rather than decrease, the humanitarian debacle at the border.”

A number of immigration-rights groups argue the “Remain in Mexico” policy violates international laws and guarantees of due process set out in the Constitution. Opponents also point to federal laws that protect child migrants.

“Refusing to process children very clearly violates the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, written specifically to protect this vulnerable population,” Lisa Frydman, vice president of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit that helps unaccompanied children, said Friday. Frydman described the the Tijuana shelters that unaccompanied children stay in as “squalid.”

They’re not “refusing to process” anyone, they’re simply holding them in Mexico until the claim is processed.

And this would actually give migrants more autonomy as well as the ability to work.

What it wouldn’t do is free them to disappear into the U.S. and that’s the part that the left doesn’t like.

HT: GWP

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

What does an anti-Semite have to do to get ostracized around here?

Dan Bongino

Published  3 months ago

In his Christmas Day podcast, Dan goes over the Daily Caller’s list of the “Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018.” **LISTEN: Dan discusses the top fake news stories of …

Diamond & Silk

Published  3 months ago

President Donald Trump achieved a pretty significant deal with Mexico, but it’s largely gone ignored by the media.

From Daily Caller:

Speaking Thursday before a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed a sweeping new policy for migrants who claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” plan, migrants who seek asylum at the country’s southern border will no longer be allowed to stay in the U.S. while their cases maneuver through the immigration courts, but instead will have to wait in Mexico.

Now this would seem to make a lot of sense especially because some 80 to 90% don’t qualify for asylum. But they are claiming it now because they know it to be advantageous to getting into the country and being released.

While complying with the requirement to process all asylum claims, it would have people wait in Mexico where they would be safe and be able to work until their claims were processed. It would eliminate the need to house any applicants and effectively end catch and release. And it would ensure that people didn’t just disappear into the U.S. by not responding to their asylum hearings. “They will not be able to disappear into the United States,” Nielsen explained. “They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America.”

So of course, that didn’t make folks on the left happy, and they’re now trying to challenge it.

“Pushing asylum-seekers back into Mexico is absolutely illegal under U.S. immigration law,” senior director at Human Rights First, Eleanor Acer, told reporters Friday, according to the Daily Beast. “This scheme will increase, rather than decrease, the humanitarian debacle at the border.”

A number of immigration-rights groups argue the “Remain in Mexico” policy violates international laws and guarantees of due process set out in the Constitution. Opponents also point to federal laws that protect child migrants.

“Refusing to process children very clearly violates the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, written specifically to protect this vulnerable population,” Lisa Frydman, vice president of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit that helps unaccompanied children, said Friday. Frydman described the the Tijuana shelters that unaccompanied children stay in as “squalid.”

They’re not “refusing to process” anyone, they’re simply holding them in Mexico until the claim is processed.

Now it’s unclear what the courts will decide on the question. And one can ensure that Mexico provides an adequate situation.

But it’s certainly a novel way to address the problem and it says a lot that the left would still object to what is a great solution to the problem.

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

As the federal government is facing a shutdown over President Donald Trump’s desire to build a wall to further protect the U.S.’s borders, the Department of Homeland Security released details about the illegal immigrants arrested this year.

The number of illegal immigrants arrested went up in 2018, according to numbers released by DHS. It can be attributed at least in part to Trump’s executive order, signed in 2017, dictating the administration’s immigration enforcement policies.

They revealed a breakdown of the illegal immigrants who faced administrative arrests over the last year. The most common causes for administrative arrests were traffic violations — including driving under the influence — with 80,000 arrests. The second most common was possession of “dangerous drugs,” although it doesn’t specify what drugs fall under the category.

DHS has also reportedly seized over 900,000 pounds of drugs in 2018.

In addition, DHS broke down the criminal histories of each of the illegal immigrants who faced administrative arrests this year. Just under 2/3 had previous criminal convictions at the time of their 2018 arrests. Over 20 percent of them had pending criminal charges, while only thirteen percent had no criminal record at all. (RELATED: U.S. Border Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member ‘Intending On Filing For Asylum In The United States)

Over 80 percent of the illegal immigrants deported in 2018 were from Mexico, Honduras or Guatemala. Mexico had by far the largest representation, with 55 percent of the illegal immigrants deported coming from the U.S.’s southern neighbor.

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Dan Bongino

Published  4 months ago

President Trump said the chances of a government shutdown are “very good” after meeting with Senate Republicans about the temporary spending bill and funding for the border wall.

Speaking to reporters prior to signing the bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Act, the President said, “Its really up to the Democrats as to whether or not we’ll have a shutdown. It’s possible that we’ll have a shutdown. I would say that the chances are probably very good because I don’t think Democrats care so much about maybe this issue but this is a very big issue….its up to the Democrats, its really the Democrat shutdown.”

The President also praised House Republicans for their speedy vote last night on a spending bill that would include $5.7 billion for the border wall.

“We had a very busy two or three days…as you know we had a vote on border security and I think we want to discuss this just for a second but the House of Representatives voted 217-185 approving strong border security and the money necessary to take care of the barrier, wall or steel slats, whatever you want to call it it’s all the same. It was a tremendous evening for Republicans to be honest with you because the level of spirit the level of happiness…I want to thank, in this case, House republicans because what they did was rather incredible.”

.@realDonaldTrump: "It's really up to the Democrats. Totally up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shut down. It's possible that we will have a shut down. I would say the chances are probably very good, because I don't think Democrats care so much about this issue." pic.twitter.com/CtDQ4YTMGB

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 21, 2018

Tammy Bruce

Published  4 months ago

Via Daily Caller.

Former first lady Michelle Obama appeared to cast fun at first lady Melania Trump again Tuesday on “The Tonight Show” over an exchange the two had on Inauguration Day when Trump handed Obama a baby blue Tiffany & Co. boxed gift….

“So there was that and the Tiffany’s box … it was just a lot,” Obama said, as she made a face in apparent attempt to take a swipe at Trump and the exchange the media deemed “one of the biggest mysteries of the Trump administration,” and one that “befuddled” the Obamas….

Eventually it emerged on The Ellen Degeneres Show that it was a “lovely frame,” but Obama also added she felt uncomfortable during the exchange because it wasn’t protocol for the moment.

“Well, there’s all this protocol. I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here,” Obama recalled. “Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘Okay, what am I supposed to do with this gift?”

“I was like, what do you do with the box?” the former first lady added.

But after Obama brought up the viral gift exchange again on Tuesday with Fallon, CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett pointed out Obama did the same thing at the same event in 2009, when she and her husband greeted former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on the steps of the White House….

Spencer Fernando

Published  4 months ago

It’s a big warning of what’s ahead with fools like Trudeau & McKenna in power.

The town of Georgetown Texas took the advice of Al Gore and shifted massively towards ‘renewable energy.’

Gore heavily hyped-up the town in his sequel to ‘an inconvenient truth,’ saying it was an example of how renewable energy could save the town tons of money while being environmentally friendly.

Here’s what Gore had said about the town:

“And one thing that Georgetown demonstrates to other places that are just beginning to think about it is that the power supply is not only more affordable the cost is predictable for at least 25 years into the future and really beyond that.”

But that’s not how it turned out.

As reported by the Daily Caller, the city has lost millions.

They’ve lost about $7 million this year alone:

“It’s costing them big time,” vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), Bill Peacock, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “This doesn’t appear to be the first time they’ve lost money, just the first time it was big enough to have to go public with it.”

This is a clear warning of what’s ahead here in Canada, and what has already been seen. Particularly in Ontario under the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals, the ‘shift’ to green energy backfired horribly, caused massive energy price hikes, screwed over consumers, and lost billions.

So, with the Trudeau Liberals in power and determined to listen to Al Gore and follow the same failed policies of the Ontario Liberals, Canada is facing an economic and fiscal disaster.

And of course, the Liberals are also following in Gore’s footsteps by being massive hypocrites. Gore’s gigantic mansion uses over 2000% more power than the average home, and he regularly jets around the world.

As always, the elites have one set of rules they demand to impose on us, while exempting themselves from any change in lifestyle.

Spencer Fernando

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SARAH PALIN

Published  4 months ago

Mainstream media covered some of the harassing actions against various Trump administration and Republican officials and lawmakers. But often they left out the fact that these actions were not by random disturbed constituents, but by professional leftist activists.

And now it’s been revealed that the leftist group who harassed Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a movie theater in June was actually funded by a half a million dollars from George Soros’ organization, the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC). OSPC helps to promote the Soros’ left-wing agenda around the world.

The group who harassed her, Organize Florida, got a half a million dollars from the OSPC in 2017, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The grant was supposed to be to “support policy advocacy.” One wonders what “policy advocacy” they are supporting by harassing a woman at the movie theater.

From Daily Caller:

Organize Florida activists yelled at Bondi, a Republican ally of President Donald Trump, about the president’s immigration and health care policies during the protest in June. One of the protesters spit on Bondi’s head, she said afterwards.

Other targets of Organize Florida’s protests include women’s health centers that don’t perform abortions.

OSPC did not respond to a request for comment regarding the grant to Organize Florida, and whether the activists’s actions toward Bondi are consistent with OSPC’s mission.

Check out their action here as they stalked her, yelling and screaming at her at the theater. And Bondi said they were not just screaming but “inciting violence, it’s not just yelling at someone and cursing in public place, they were trying to create a fight.”

This of course is just one of the many activist groups he funds, some of whom were involved in other similar actions, such as harassing Senators during the Kavanaugh hearings.

And unfortunately, the United States is helping to export the left-wing Soros agenda overseas through the US Aid who has actually given millions in grants to Soros organizations in Europe. It was happening under Barack Obama and there’s no evidence that sufficient attention has been paid to stop the practice. Questions were raised about it last year by GOP senators but then the issue seemed to disappear.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

Katrina Pierson

Published  4 months ago

John McCain still refuses to answer questions about his role in the discredited Trump dossier.

The Arizona Senator admitted in January he handed over the Trump dossier to the FBI “Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public. Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”

However, we still don’t know if John McCain was aware of who funded the Dossier and Hillary and the DNC’s involvement.

Will McCain be forced to testify?

Sen. John McCain has still not responded to questions raised in light of the disclosure last Tuesday that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research utilized in the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump.

In December, it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier produced by the Washington firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as a partial basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

McCain’s office did not respond to repeated Breitbart News phone and email requests over the course of last week and this week seeking comment on whether the Arizona senator was aware that the material he passed to the FBI was paid for by the DNC and Clinton’s campaign.

McCain’s office also did not respond to requests for information on how he first obtained the dossier, which is filled with discredited charges.

A spokesperson for McCain confirmed by telephone that the Breitbart News requests were received.

The Washington Post last Tuesday reported that in April 2016, attorney Marc E. Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained Fusion GPS to conduct the questionable research on behalf of both the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Through Perkins Coie, Clinton’s campaign and the DNC continued to fund Fusion GPS until October 2016, days before Election Day, the Post reported.

Fusion GPS went on to hire former intelligence agent Christopher Steele to do the purported research. Steele later conceded in court documents that part of his work still needed to be verified.

Last week, the Washington Free Beacon confirmed it originally retained Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on numerous GOP candidates, including Trump. Free BeaconChairman Michael Goldfarb served as deputy communications director on McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

The Free Beacon denied any involvement with the dossier or Steele. “During the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton,” wrote Goldfarb in a joint statement with the site’s editor-in-chief, Matthew Continetti.

They continued: “The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele.”

On January 10, CNN was first to report, based on leaked information, that the contents of the dossier were presented during classified briefings one week earlier to then-President Obama and President-elect Trump.

Just after CNN’s January 10 report on the classified briefings about the dossier, BuzzFeed published the dossier’s full unverified contents.

Earlier this month, McCain denied providing the dossier to BuzzFeed and said that he only gave the material to the FBI. “I gave it to no one except for the director of the FBI. I don’t know why you’re digging this up now,” McCain told the Daily Caller during what the news website described as a testy exchange.

It is not immediately clear how McCain obtained the dossier in the first place.

You can read more here.

Tammy Bruce

Published  4 months ago

But not a penny for the Border Wall?

Got it.

Via Daily Caller.

Senate Democrats have shown their willingness to shut down the government in lieu of spending nearly $6 billion on a border wall, but compare that price tag to some of the other expenditures the government funds….

In 2017, the federal government spent more than twice as much on farms as the requested border wall funding. During the fiscal year, U.S. farms received $13.2 billion in subsidies, according to transparency group Open The Books. Nearly 15 percent of those subsidies went to farmers in exchange for not using their land….

The government also footed the bill for nearly half of the country’s most expensive infrastructure project, which was concentrated in one city alone. After the ‘Big Dig’, a megaproject that rerouted Boston’s primary thoroughfare, was plagued by financial mismanagement and design flaws, the Federal Highway Administration stepped in and provided what amounted to about $7 billion in grants, reported The Boston Globe.

The project was completed in 2010 with a total ticket price of $15 billion.

And while the federal government has spent billions of dollars on one city’s project, it has also spent billions of dollars on individual companies.

According to a 2014 Special Inspector General report, American taxpayers took an $11.2 billion loss on its bailout of General Motors (GM). After the automaker declared bankruptcy in 2009, the government invested $49.5 billion in the company with a 61 percent equity share. Overtime, GM’s stock price dropped, and despite selling back shares, the U.S. government took billion dollar losses….

While a 2017 internal report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) forecasts that a wall would ultimately cost approximately $21.6 billion to complete, the Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that the fiscal burden of illegal immigration on the American taxpayers is approximately $115.8 billion annually.

Feds Spent More in 1 Month on Food Stamps Than Trump Wants for Year on Wall

NBC News

Published  4 months ago

As Mueller’s investigation has widened and ensnared more members of Trump’s team, conspiracy theories of Trump loyalists have been forced to contort in a variety of ways.

Neon Nettle

Published  4 months ago

Claims 'fact-checkers' are paid to 'appear to prevent damage' while pushing an agenda

Washington Press

Published  4 months ago

The open white nationalist finally went too far — and he's paying a huge price for it.

SARAH PALIN

Published  4 months ago

Thanks to legislation passed this week, members of Congress will have to pull from their own pockets—rather than use taxpayer dollars—should they need to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Daily Wire reports the bill easily flew through both chambers of Congress, with unanimous consent, and will soon make its way to President Trump’s desk.

From the report:

The Huffington Post reports that the final version of the bill passed Thursday, “sailing” through the House and Senate by unanimous consent, and will be on President Donald Trump’s desk awaiting a signature by the end of this week.

“Time is finally up for members of Congress who think that they can sexually harass and get away with it. They will no longer be able to slink away with no one knowing that they have harassed. … They will pay back the U.S. Treasury,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), one of the primary sponsors of the bill told reporters on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The bill has been in the works for a while, as Speier pointed out in her speech: “We want to thank 1,500 former staff members of Congress who wrote a letter to us who made the case all too clear, that sexual harassment in Congress was a huge problem.”

“Now, thanks to the legislation, senators and representatives will be required to pay out of pocket for settlements with former staffers and aides who accuse them of sexual misconduct and will not be allowed to rely on taxpayer money to defend themselves in lawsuits brought by former colleagues,” the Daily Wire added.

Last year, it was found out that Congress spent $17 million over 20 years to cover up sexual harassment claims against members or their staff.

Here’s a Daily Caller report from 2017 with more information:

The Congressional Office Of Compliance (OOC) released a year-by-year breakdown Wednesday of harassment settlements, including the $17 million awarded to victims throughout the past decade.

The OCC said it decided to release the information regarding payment of awards and settlements regarding all types of harassment due to the mass amounts of recent inquiries. In the released statement, OCC executive director Susan Tsui Grundmann explained that these cases originate from multiple offices inside of the legislative branch, other than the House or the Senate.

“Based on the volume of recent inquiries regarding payment of awards and settlements reached under the CAA, I am releasing these figures beginning with Fiscal Year 1997, up to and including FY 2017,” Grundmann wrote. “A large portion of cases originate from employing offices in the legislative branch other than the House of Representatives or the Senate, and involve various statutory provisions incorporated by the CAA, such as the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

Here’s more:

Using taxpayer dollars to cover up the faults and missteps of members and their staff often flies well under the radar of mainstream media but it happens—and taxpayers are footing the bill.

The Washington Times previously reported the problem may be worse than it originally appeared as there is another secret fund which members can draw from to pay off people for their misconducts:

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill.

While the Office of Compliance has been the focus of outrage on Capitol Hill for hush-money payouts in sexual harassment cases, the Grijalva payout points to another office that lawmakers can use to sweep accusations under the rug with taxpayer-funded settlements negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, which acts as the attorney for all House offices.

In Grijalva’s case, he was able to pay his former employee nearly $50,000 to settle the workplace dispute.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  4 months ago

Comedian Kevin Hart lost his Oscar gig over alleged ‘homophobic’ comment years ago. USA Today went after Kyler Murray on Saturday, the day he won the Heisman, because of an alleged ‘homophobic’ tweets when he was 15 years old.

But one would have to lay odds on fully-adult Mika Brzezinski not suffering any mainstream media backlash for her homophobic slur against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The ‘Morning Joe’ host was questioning Pompeo’s motives in relation to the Saudis when she made the following disgusting remark.

From Daily Caller:

“So Joe, I just have to ask because I don’t think — I can’t think of anyone here who can put it more clearly than you. I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care, Heilemann makes a good point, he doesn’t care,” Brzezinski added. “But why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now? Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on ‘Fox and Friends,’ is that a patriot speaking or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy? And I’m dead serious, I’m asking, are these the words of a patriot?”

But since it’s attacking someone in the Trump administration, not so much.

Notice how that isn’t an apology to Sec. Pompeo or the Trump administration, but to Sen. Dick Durin (D-IL).

HT: Twitchy

dailycaller

Published  4 months ago

Leaked emails show Google employees plotting to ban Breitbart from Google AdSense, which dominates the digital ad market

The leaked conversation is the third example of Google employees seeking to weaponize Google’s products for left-wing purposes

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee where he’s expected to be pressed on political bias at Google

Google employees sought to block Breitbart from Google AdSense less than one month after President Donald Trump took office, leaked emails from the company reveal.

Google employees sought to use alleged “hate speech” as a pretense for banning Breitbart from taking part in the advertising program, the emails show.

Barring Breitbart from the advertising program would have a devastating effect on the site’s ad revenue as Google accounts for roughly 37 percent of all digital advertising revenue. (RELATED: Top Ad Writer Behind Boycott Campaign Targeting Breitbart, Ingraham)

Breitbart obtained the emails and published them Monday night, one day before Google CEO Sundar Pichai is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the emails’s authenticity to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Google employees crowd-sourced a spreadsheet of examples meant to show Breitbart engaging in “hate speech” as part of a internal lobbying campaign meant to pressure their higher-ups into removing Breitbart from AdSense.

“My team has been reviewing the site on a frequent (at least weekly) from the [original] fake news kick-off discussion,” Google’s director of monetization at the time, Jim Gray, assured employees concerned about Breitbart. Gray now is now Google’s director of trust and safety.

Richard Zippel, a Google publisher quality manager at the time, similarly noted that Breitbart was being watched closely. “When sufficient violations have been found we’ll take action at the site level,” Zippel wrote. It’s unclear whether Zippel is still a Google employee.

To date, Breitbart has not yet been removed from AdSense.

Google’s spokeswoman denied that the company’s advertising program is affected by political bias.

“We have extensive and very well publicized policies for publishers who choose to monetize with Google ads. We enforce these policies vigorously, consistently and without any political bias,” the spokeswoman wrote in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“We regularly and routinely review sites in our ad network to ensure compliance with our policies. These emails from early 2017 simply show the AdSense team explaining that such a periodic review was underway,” the spokeswoman said.

The leaked discussions are the third example of Google employees seeking to weaponize the company’s products for left-wing political purposes.

TheDCNF previously revealed that Google employees debated whether to bury right-of-center media outlets in the company’s search function. (RELATED: Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media In Search)

The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out in that discussion as media outlets to potentially bury.

After Trump announced his initial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed ways to manipulate search results in order to push back against the president’s order.

A group of employees brainstormed ways to counter “islamophobic, algorithmically biased results from search terms ‘Islam’, ‘Muslim’, ‘Iran’, etc,” as well as “prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results from search terms ‘Mexico’, ‘Hispanic’, ‘Latino’, etc.”

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SARAH PALIN

Published  4 months ago

Some people are claiming Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s subpoena threat of Donald Trump Jr. could constitute a violation of House ethics rules.

The two clashed when Trump Jr. shared a meme that contended Americans would be forced to eat their pet dogs should Venezuelan socialist programs and policies were implemented in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified socialist, responded to the joke by saying as a rising member of Congress she would use congressional power to subpoena Trump Jr.

“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!”

Several people are arguing the comment violates the House Ethics Manual that each new member of Congress is responsible for reading, or referencing, ahead of their time in office and during their tenure.

From the Federalist:

Now, in a perfect world, we’d be holding debates about the merits of state-controlled economies versus markets via more dignified forums and mediums, but that’s not how things go in 2018. Not only is this all absurdly juvenile, but Ocasio-Cortez should be aware that, per page 150 of the House Ethics Manual, “Members…are not to take or withhold any official action on the basis of the campaign contributions or support of the involved individuals, or their partisan affiliation. Members and staff are likewise prohibited from threatening punitive action on the basis of such considerations.”

Here’s more from the Daily Caller:

Commenters online are calling for an ethics investigation into Democratic Socialist Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she threatened Donald Trump Jr. for posting a meme making fun of her.

Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme that featured Ocasio-Cortez on his Instagram that claimed the policies of socialism will cause Americans to eat their dogs. The meme shows two images: one of Ocasio-Cortez with the text, “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?” and another image beneath Ocasio-Cortez of President Donald Trump with an overlay of text saying, “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”

Some people who commented claimed Ocasio-Cortez’s line was certainly a threat, albeit an empty one and could be a violation of the ethics rule:

Ocasio-Cortez later tried walking back the threat by saying it was more of an empty threat: she would like to subpoena Trump Jr., but is not allowed under legislative rules to do so.

“For the GOP crying that this is a ‘threat’ – I don’t have power to subpoena anybody,” she tweeted. “Congress as a body, GOP included, has the power. No indiv. member can issue a subpoena unless they are a Chair (which, as a freshman, I can assure you I will not be). Also must be under purview.”

H/T: Twitchy

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

I Love My Freedom

Published  4 months ago

Some things you just can't make up. This is one of those instances. Get Your FREE 'Build The Wall' Coin While Supplies Last The wife of racist Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, thought it was a

America First Media Group

Published  4 months ago

Whose foreign funds did the Obama Administration use to pay Stefan Halper to spy on General Flynn and the Trump campaign?

That’s a question that you won’t find in the mainstream media today, and we’d like to know why? Everyone is well aware of Halper’s spying activities with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos as reported in the Daily Caller.

But the real question isn’t was he an FBI informant, we already know that answer is a resounding yes. The real question that needs to be asked is who funded it? Where did the money come from to pay this FBI Informant to spy on a political campaign of an opposing party?

A Russian academic who worked at Cambridge with the informant, Stefan Halper, said he made “false allegations” about her interactions with former national security adviser Michael Flynn at an event the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar (CIS) hosted in February 2014.

Halper’s claim in December 2016 that Russians infiltrated CIS has also been called “absurd” by Christopher Andrew, the official historian for MI5 and head of CIS, the Financial Times reported.

Meanwhile, Halper made contact with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis during the campaign to gather intelligence about their involvement with Russia. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: A London Meeting Before The Campaign Aroused Papadopoulos’s Suspicions)

It was revealed that Halper, a veteran of three Republican administrations, was a longtime CIA and FBI source who provided information that has been used in the FBI and special counsel’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 Ties Met With Trump Adviser During Campaign, Beyond)

Halper had a variety of contracts with the Department of Defense Office of NET Assessment. One of our Investigators working on this, had this to add below via Twitter.

When you see multiple contracts year over year w/same agency (like Halper’s history shows) you often to see what is called an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

It is a multi-year agreement that helps streamline the process – I couldn’t find one.

— HRC’s Field Sobriety Test (@2xwide_dreaming) September 1, 2018

From Sept ‘2016 to May of ‘2018 Halper was under contract with foreign funding. How does that tie in with his actions during and after the campaign? Furthermore he continued to contact and communicate with Carter Page, those communications went all the way into the Fall of 2017.

Are we having foreign funding being filtered through our Department of Defense from other countries to fund Stephan Halper’s ‘Research Projects’ for him to spy and ‘inform’ on US citizens?

Is there anything worse than filtering and funding spies through foreign funds through our Department of Defense, to spy and defame Patriots who’ve given their entire lives to serving America.

We’re hardly the only ones who have noticed.

There is a direct correlation between contracts that have foreign funding, and those that underwent extremely late updates within the contracting system. The ones marked in red show periods which underwent an update over 1,000 days after it was delivered. In other words the contract was paid for and in place, somebody backtracked and made changes.

Halper is not himself under a Justice Department investigation. Instead, the agency ordered the Office of the Inspector General to investigate the FBI’s use of Halper as a confidential informant to make contact with Trump campaign advisers.

The question needs to be asked. Whose foreign funds did the Obama Administration use to pay FBI Informants to spy on Trump Campaign officials and ruin the life of an American hero in General Michael Flynn?

Mail Online

Published  4 months ago

Google engineers discussed on email changing the algorithm to disfavor conservative publications after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, it has been claimed.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  4 months ago

California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle. This was after the state legislature passed “ballot harvesting” laws. Ballot harvesting is illegal in most states. In Texas, New York and Pennsylvania they arrest people for ballot harvesting. But in California they passed a law two years ago that makes it legal. […]

Diamond & Silk

Published  4 months ago

Former First Lady Michelle Obama went on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Friday night to promote her new book “Becoming” which is on the best seller list. But she used it as an opportunity to bash the morals of President Donald Trump.

She also complained about having to be “perfect” when they were in the White House and spoke about the relief she felt upon leaving the White House when they no longer had to be perfect.

From Daily Caller:

“We knew that we were the moral compass. So we had to speak carefully and clearly and intelligently and we couldn’t just say things off the cuff,” Obama stated.

Colbert followed up by asking, “As people who took that moral position seriously, and it is a serious position, how does it feel to see the next occupant, at least of the Oval Office—I can’t speak to anyone else’s in his family—who seems indifferent to that responsibility?”

“The question that we have to ask ourselves is how does the country feel about it? Because I don’t think it matters how I felt about it. I’ve felt torn about it from the day I watched it happen. But now the country has to ask itself, what do we want? What is the bar that we’re setting for ourselves?” the former first lady responded. “It’s up to the voters now to figure out what kind of moral leadership do we demand in the White House, regardless of party, regardless of race, regardless of gender, regardless of wherever you are. What do we want our president to look like?”

“How do we want them to act? And if we vote for one set of behavior, then that’s obviously what we want until we vote differently,” Michelle Obama concluded.

Wait, what?

Let me just list a few of the lies and/or moral failings of the Obama administration.

Which President was it who lied to Americans that they could “keep the plan” and “keep their doctor,” destroying health insurance, plans and the connections people had with their doctors in one fell swoop? Was the Obama architect kidding when he basically confessed that Americans were deliberately kept in the dark because otherwise they never would have gone for it? Was that “just saying things off the cuff?”

Which President said he couldn’t constitutionally do DACA for illegal aliens brought here as children but then did it anyway?

What President didn’t tell the truth to the American people about Benghazi claiming Americans were killed because of an internet video?

We could also talk about how Obama destroyed the concept of equal application of the law when his administration failed to pursue any action against members of his administration for their bad acts including Eric Holder for contempt of Congress in the Fast and Furious case, Lois Lerner in the IRS matter targeting conservatives, John Brennan when he spied on Congress and lied to them about it and of course, Hillary Clinton, when they failed to prosecute her for sending and receiving classified information and deleting emails that were reportedly under subpoena.

That’s just a start, there are plenty more.

And the lies and/or moral failings are about consequential acts harming Americans while Obama was in the presidency.

Hardly “perfect.” And if that’s the “moral compass” people are supposed to follow, we’re all in trouble.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  4 months ago

Who do you think deserves credit for the current oil boom in oil and energy production?

According to former president Barack Obama, it’s him and Americans should be thanking him.

He did that while at the same time claiming credit for the Paris Accord climate agreement.

From Free Beacon:

“I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords because — you know, I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy, and by the way, American energy production,” Obama said.

“You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president. That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”

Talk about narcissism. Especially since he was viewed as an avowed enemy of coal and pipeline production and imposed environmental regulations that didn’t help.

The Daily Caller noted U.S. oil production indeed doubled during the Obama years, and natural gas output rose 50 percent, but the rise was mainly from work on private or state lands outside his administration’s purview. The Trump administration has dramatically increased oil production on federal lands, with Department of the Interior data stating this year has been the highest on record.

In other words, nothing to do with Obama.

Obama also was upset that he wasn’t given credit for the growth of the stock market during his tenure, in part because his regulations were so onerous to businesses.

“What are you talking about? What are you complaining about? Just say, ‘Thank you,’ please,'” Obama complained.

Any growth was achieved despite him not because of him. And Trump, by contrast, has ignited the boom in energy production and the economy in general.

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

First Lady Melania Trump brushed off criticism of her latest White House’s Christmas decorations and invited everyone to check them out in person during an appearance at Liberty University on Wednesday.

"It’s the 21st century and everybody has different tastes, I think they look fantastic,” the first lady said at a town hall discussion on America's opioid crisis.

"It’s the 21st century and everybody has different tastes, I think they look fantastic"

— Melanie Trump

“I hope everybody will come over and visit it,” she said as the crowd erupted in applause. “In real life, they look even more beautiful. You’re all very welcome to visit the White House.”

A variety of mainstream media outlets bashed Melania’s holiday décor when they were revealed on Monday. Many watchdogs came to her defense, noting that negative feedback was simply an example of hypocrisy from reporters who aren’t fans of her husband, President Trump.

“The War on Christmas has evolved into more of the media’s War on Trump,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News.

Melania told the Liberty University crowd that the media likes to focus on “unimportant stuff” such as holiday decorations, but her goal is to shine a light on important issues that she can impact as first lady – such as the opioid crisis and preparing children to become successful adults.

The politically polarizing decorations include more than 20,000 feet of lights, 14,000 ornaments, 12,000 bows, wreaths made from pencils, an enormous gingerbread house, 40 topiary trees and a lot of red – which the first lady’s office called “a symbol of valor and bravery.”

The Washington Post continued to mock the decorations two days after they were unveiled with an opinion piece referring to Melania’s “nightmare forest” that dusted off many of the derogatory comparisons made by Twitter trolls earlier in the week.

“Last year the trees were a hideous, ghastly white. It was always winter and never Christmas,” columnist Alexandra Petri wrote. “This year everything is red. It is perfectly natural that the trees are red. The trees are red (the Internet says) as a handmaid’s cloak. Do not think of blood. Keep walking.”

Not all members of the media have expressed disdain for Melania’s Christmas decoration and TheWrap’s Jon Levine took to Twitter to defend her style.

“I think the White House Christmas displays look amazing and that history will look far more kindly on Melania Trump’s style choices than her many critics today,” Levine wrote.

The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson attended a press preview of the decorations on Tuesday night and came away impressed.

“It wasn’t just nice — it was beyond my wildest expectations,” Johnson wrote. “The decorations dazzle as one walks from room to room. The old mansion comes alive. Even the much-maligned ‘Red Christmas trees of death’ would melt the stone heart of the most bitter critic.”

Johnson ended his review by echoing the first lady’s request: “To the harshest critics of Melania, I implore you: Go see the decorations for yourself.”

Dan Bongino

Published  4 months ago

U.S. Border Patrol have come under fire from the left for using tear gas on Sunday afternoon to defend themselves after hundreds of members of the migrant caravan attempted to rush the U.S. border near San Diego, while hurling rocks and projectiles at border officials.

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California called the use of tear gas “horrifying.” Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii compared the use of tear gas to “chemical weapons.” Actress Alyssa Milano issued a foul twitter tirade against President Trump over the gas.

It turns out that the Obama Administration also used tear gas and pepper spray at the border, over 500 times from 2012-2016. However, liberals remained silent during that time.

According to numbers given to the Daily Caller by the Department of Homeland Security, tear gas was used by border agents 79 times between 2012 and 2016. Meanwhile, pepper spray was used 434 times between 2012 and 2016.

Both President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended Border Patrol’s use of tear gas.

“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,” said the President on Monday. “Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally.”

Nielsen slammed the migrants for hurling rocks and projectiles at border agents. In a statement, she said, “This caravan, unlike previous caravans, had already entered Mexico violently and attacked border police in two other countries. I refuse to believe that anyone honestly maintains that attacking law enforcement with rocks and projectiles is acceptable. It is shocking that I have to explain this, but officers can be seriously or fatally injured in such attacks. Self-defense isn’t debatable for most law-abiding Americans.”

Nielsen also stated that the small number of women and children involved in the caravan were being used as “human shields” in confrontations with law enforcement.

“The caravan members are predominately male,” she said. “It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as ‘human shields’ when they confront law enforcement. They are being put at risk by the caravan organizers as we saw at the Mexico-Guatemala border. This is putting vulnerable people in harms way.”

Senator Lindsey Graham addressed the Obama Administration’s use of tear gas last night on Fox News’ Hannity, and pointed out the clear double standard in the outrage from the left.

“How long does it take you to figure this out? When it comes to Obama, when he uses tear gas, he is protecting the country. The narrative is that Trump is a cruel, heartless bastard, only works if he uses tear gas on kids, and it undercuts the argument that if the Obama Administration used tear gas to protect our border from being overrun,” said the Senator.

He continued, “I stand behind the men and women on the border standing between us and people who want to cross illegally. When you are slamming the tear gas, you are slamming the people we put on the border to protect us. That’s what disgusts me the most.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  4 months ago

Wiki Leaks is significantly challenging The Guardians latest story claiming Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange on several occasions.

According to the Daily Caller, WikiLeaks and Paul Manafort are disputing a bombshell report that the former Trump campaign chairman met several times with Julian Assange, including once in March 2016.

Special Council Robert Mueller has been investigating if anyone on President Donald Trump’s team had prior or advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ intention to release emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee or John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair.

The Guardian report if true, would have significant implications on Manafort’s investigation specifically in regards to possible collusion.

“This story is totally false and deliberately libelous,” Manafort said in a statement issued Tuesday through his spokesman. The statement is in response to a report, published by The Guardian.

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The Report claims Manafort and Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, met secretly 3 times in 2013, 2015 and in 2016.

“I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter,” he said. “We are considering all legal options against the Guardian who proceeded with this story even after being notified by my representatives that it was false.”

Wiki Leaks calls the report “100% fake.”

“Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper’s reputation,” tweeted WikiLeaks, seemingly referring to Guardian reporter Luke Harding.

“WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange,” the tweet said.

Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper's reputation. @WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor's head that Manafort never met Assange. https://t.co/R2Qn6rLQjn

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 27, 2018

Last week news broke of a sealed indictment on Julian Assange. The indictment was not released. Wiki Leaks believes it to be a cut and paste error.

Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office that filed the document that was unsealed, admitted the court filing was an “error”.

“That was not the intended name for this filing,” he said.

The timing of the apparent error and the Guardian story work in favor of Special Council Robert Muller as his final investigative report is nearing release. It is not yet known if the release will be made public.

I Love My Freedom

Published  4 months ago

A Reddit user posted a video of a CNN reporter stating that there was no evidence of migrants throwing rocks or projectiles at the Border Patrol agents, but videos prove that is complete fake news. Either

dailycaller

Published  4 months ago

U.S. Border Patrol agents used tear gas or pepper spray more than 500 times from 2012 to 2016 under President Barack Obama’s administration.

According to numbers provided to the Daily Caller by the Department of Homeland Security, CS gas, commonly known as tear gas, was used by U.S. Border Patrol agents 79 times from 2012 to 2016.

Tear Gas Usage At The Border:

In addition to CS gas, Border Patrol regularly used Pava Capsaicin, which is commonly known as pepper spray, for performing area saturation associated with law enforcement operations. The numbers below describe the uses of Pava Capsaicin between 2012 to 2018. Pepper spray was used 434 times while Obama was president.

The agents used pepper spray or tear gas a total of 513 times between 2012 and 2016. A DHS spokesperson told The Daily Caller that no records before 2012 were available.

The Trump administration is getting criticized for deploying tear gas against a border mob this weekend. Hundreds of migrants stormed the U.S. border waiving Mexican and Honduran flags and throwing rocks at Border Patrol in Tijuana, Mexico, before eventually being repelled. The border entry was shut down for a number of hours as a response and Mexico deported a number of the violent migrants.

Multiple high-profile Democrats criticized President Donald Trump for the use of tear gas against the migrant mob without noting that the use of tear gas happened frequently under the Obama administration.

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “It’s horrifying to see tear gas used on mothers and young children as they seek refuge in the United States. That’s not what America should be.” (RELATED: Obama Administration’s Border Patrol Shot Pepper Balls At Migrants In 2013)

Democratic Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz compared the tear gas deployment to the use of “chemical weapons.”

Democratic Senator @brianschatz claimed that US used “chemical weapons” when they tear gassed hundreds of migrants who stormed the American border and hurled rocks, projectiles at border patrol.

Tear gas is non-lethal & used by law enforcement in mob situations.

Now deleted. pic.twitter.com/gVNfC4R5T3

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2018

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the incident to the Holocaust.

Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.

It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.

It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.

It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.

And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 25, 2018

Daily Wire

Published  4 months ago

Is this an apple or a banana? That’s the question we’re all asking after two CNN reporters fell for an obvious photoshop showing a Tunisian being hoisted into the air by protesters while appearing to hold a chainsaw.

It was an obvious photoshop. Ben Wedeman, CNN’s senior international correspondent, first tweeted the image.

“The [sic] IS the shot of the day as Tunisians, who managed to preserve their revolution against tyranny, protest the upcoming visit of #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. #Khashoggi #Tunisia,” Wedeman tweeted.

The tweet is still up, for now. It’s such an obvious photoshop that one might wonder whether Wedeman knew this when he shared the image.

But it appears CNN’s chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, was unaware of the fake, as he retweeted Wedeman’s tweet, adding “wow.” Sciutto has since deleted his tweet without explanation after leaving it up for an hour.

As The Daily Caller’s Peter J. Hasson noted, the image is actually from 2011 and contained no chainsaw — it was a small cage with a Tunisian flag on it.

The left-leaning media has gone all in against Saudi Arabia after Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Khashoggi occasionally wrote op-eds for The Washington Post, and therefore has received martyr status by the U.S. media, despite the fact that he’s not a citizen and sympathized with the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization (though not designated by the U.S. government as such).

President Donald Trump released a statement on November 20 saying the U.S. would not end its relationship with Saudi Arabia over the death of one man. This, naturally, angered U.S. media outlets that already hate Trump even more. Left-leaning outlets have already pounced on any information that made Saudi Arabia look bad, leading to retractions. In October, Reuters had to retract an article claiming the Saudi consul in Istanbul was fired and being investigated after it fell for a fake news website modeled to look like an old version of the Saudi online newspaper Sabq.

As always, these mistakes always seem to favor one side.

At least we’ll get some more decent photoshops out of the episode.

This article has been updated with additional tweets.

Tea Party

Published  4 months ago

(Zero Hedge) – The UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would “undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his […]

I Love My Freedom

Published  4 months ago

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, claimed over the weekend that migrants attempting to barge through the U.S.-Mexico border was nothing more than a "political ploy" by President Donald Trump. During an interview Sunday on CNN's "Newsroom," Waters was asked about

Zero Hedge

Published  4 months ago

"We don’t want to reveal sources and methods" (of how they helped Hillary Clinton?)

Deadline

Published  4 months ago

Fox News issued an on-air apology today after one of its guests compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to herpes during a broadcast.

Anna Paulina, Turning Point USA’s director of hispanic engagement, appeared along with political analyst Doug Schoen to discuss a favorite Fox News topic, Clinton’s deleted emails.

Host Rick Leventhal made an offhand remark about how Clinton remains in the news, prompting Paulina’s caustic remark.

“She won’t go away. She’s like herpes,” Paulina said, causing Leventhal to appear stunned.

“OK, that is news that we are breaking here,” Leventhal responded. “Not appropriate.”

Paulina disappeared from the segment, which was cut short with Leventhal apologizing to the viewers for “some of the language used in the segment.”

Fox News anchor Arthel Neville extended a separate Thanksgiving Day apology to Clinton.

“We are all Americans, and that is the focus and we want to reiterate that we do not condone the language that Anna Paulina just displayed here, and we apologize to Secretary Clinton for that,” she said after the segment concluded. “Fox News does not condone her sentiments.”

The news site The Daily Caller was the first to report the remark.

Medium

Published  5 months ago

FBI actively investigating Papadopoulos days after his release from prison

Scott Stedman

Federal authorities out of Washington DC, working in coordination with Robert Mueller’s team, have in recent days sought to arrange an interview with the author of a letter sent to Congress last month that claimed that ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos coordinated with Russians in the weeks following the 2016 election. The person who wrote the letter is expected to travel to DC for an interview with the FBI about the claims, per two U.S. officials involved and the author of the letter. All three have requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.

The memo sent to Congressman Adam Schiff by a former confidant of Papadopoulos on November 19, as first reported by this reporter and Natasha Bertrand of the Atlantic, made a series of allegations against the ex-Trump campaign adviser. First and foremost, the letter claimed that in December 2016, Papadopoulos said “that he was doing a business deal with Russians which would result in large financial gain for himself and Mr. Trump. Mr. Papadopoulos told me that this deal with Russians would set him up for life.” The author also says that (s)he witnessed a phone call between Trump and Papadopoulos. None of the claims have been substantiated, though Congress plans to dig into the specific allegations.

The FBI’s interest in the letter and its writer signals that federal authorities are taking the allegations seriously and continue to investigate Papadopoulos even after he served 12 days in a federal prison for lying to investigators about his interactions with a Maltese professor who claimed that Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails.

Patrick Boland, A spokesman for Congressman Schiff and Caroline Polisi, a lawyer for Papadopoulos did not immediately return a request for comment. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office declined to comment.

Separately, this reporter has in recent weeks communicated with the author of the letter in which evidence was shared that proved their proximity to Papadopoulos in late 2016 and early 2017. The evidence includes messages and photos and the person’s identity was independently corroborated by a family member of Papadopoulos who confirmed that they had been aware of Papadopolous’s association with the person. Though none of the major claims in the letter have been substantiated, some of the underlying details have. Messages from Papadopoulos to the confidant included the phrase “I am set for life.” The Papadopoulos associate said that this message was in reference to a Russian business deal.

The FBI’s renewed interest in Papadopoulos and his purported Russian ties come as Papadopoulos and his wife, Simona Mangiante, have detailed his interactions with an alleged source for the Christopher Steele dossier, the enigmatic Sergei Millian.

The story surrounding the interactions between Millian and Papadopoulos has changed numerous times in recent months. On a podcast with Dan Bongino in early November (timestamp 43:35), Papadopoulos says that Millian reached out on LinkedIn in July 2016 and the two met in Chicago. In October 2016, Millian once again asked Papadopoulos to meet, saying that he had an interesting private sector offer. According to Papadopoulos, Millian said, “I have a deal for you for $30,000 a month, a great office in Manhattan, it’s simply PR…for some ex-Minister in Russia, but the qualifier is that you have to work for Trump at the same time and you can’t tell anybody.”

This version of events conflicts with the story told by Mrs. Papadopoulos. Speaking to the Daily Caller, Mrs. Papadopoulos stated that Millian “offered her husband a job working for the Russian energy company Bashneft.” Bashneft is a subsidiary Rosneft, the Russian conglomorate that Mr. Steele alleged was involved in a quid-pro-quo with Carter Page and other members of the Trump team.

The conflicting narratives about the offer from Millian to Papadopoulos in late 2016 add intriguing context to the underlying claims of the letter sent to Schiff.

Exclusively obtained photos and schedules for Russian energy events in the weeks before Millian contacted Papadopoulos show that the Belarus-born Millian hobnobbed with very senior Russian government officials, sharing stages with some of the most powerful leaders in the Kremlin.

Millian spent mid April 2016 in Moscow as part of the Russian government sponsored Oil&Gas Industry Week and the Russian-Chinese Energy Investment Forum. Photos of the events show Millian alongside Russian officials, including Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov. Among the featured speakers at the opening of the Oil&Gas event included Alexander Torshin, then-Deputy Chairman of Central Bank of Russia and handler of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina.

One panel in which Millian spoke included the most senior Russian government officials and business leaders, including the Vice Presidents of Rosneft, Lukoil, and Gazprom. The moderator for the event was Sergey Belyakov, a Russian intelligence-trained former Deputy Minister of Economic Development.

In June 2016, Millian returned to Russia and attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. There, he was pictured with Oleg Deripaska and Alexander Novak, the current Russian Minister of Energy and member of President Putin’s inner circle. Novak also sits on the Board of Rosneft and Gazprom.

Millian’s proximity to the powers-that-be in Russia in the weeks leading up to his outreach to Papadopoulos and other Trump campaign members raises new questions about why Millian attempted to communicate with members the Trump team. The lack of clarity surrounding Millian’s interactions with Papadopoulos are expected to be of interest to Congressional investigators, who plan to talk to the ex-Trump aide after Democrats regain power in early January.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  5 months ago

Last month, the FBI raided the home of Dennis Cain. Cain is a whistleblower who had documents and information on the Clinton Foundation, Robert Mueller and Uranium One. The FBI seized the documents he had despite Cain telling them he was a whistleblower and had turned the information over to the Inspector General and to Congress.

That immediately raised two questions.

Were they doing that because they were seriously going after the Clinton Foundation and others?

Or were they doing that to try to get rid of information that could harm the Clinton Foundation or others? Or to potentially intimidate the witness?

And now Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley is demanding answers from the FBI.

From Daily Caller:

The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.

Horowitz subsequently deemed Cain a whistleblower protected under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, Cain’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF.

Grassley sent a letter to Wray on Nov. 30 asking pointed questions about the raid on Cain’s private residence in Union Bridge, Maryland.

The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting.

Despite informing them he was a recognized whistleblower, the FBI ignored him and ransacked his home for six hours with 15 agents as he sat terrified in his living room.

According to his attorney, Cain had followed all procedures for whistleblowers in his actions and turning over the information to the IG. And the IG had personally hand-delivered them to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees.

Grassley wants answers as to what the FBI was doing with the raid on Cain, what’s the reason for it and he wants them to turn over the warrant they obtained for the raid.

He asked if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected” and if they were “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, per the [act]?”

The House is planning to hear testimony on Dec. 5 from U.S. Attorney John Huber about the DOJ and FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation and whether the Clinton Foundation engaged any improper activities.

Diamond & Silk

Published  5 months ago

Thousands of migrants are making their way to the United States from Central America in multiple caravans, hoping to eventually be granted asylum.

Six thousand migrants are already in Tijuana, waiting to get into the country.

President Donald Trump has hardened the border with supporting troops so many are lining up at ports of entry like Tijuana hoping to get in there.

But many of the migrants will likely not qualify for asylum because they are economic migrants and they are not in fear of their lives.

One evidence of that was the reaction of one migrant interviewed by Deutsche Welle in a migrant camp in Tijuana.

From Daily Caller:

Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it.

“The truth is, the food that they’re handing out here is terrible,” the woman complained while holding up the food platter. “Look at what they’re giving us. Refried beans, as if they were feeding the pigs. And the truth is, we don’t have any other options. If we don’t eat this, we will die of hunger,” according to the Spanish translation of her answer.

Sounds really grateful for the kindness of Mexico. So if the food is better where she was, why did she leave and how desperate is she really?

Mexico has already offered them asylum which would include work and healthcare but they turned it down in the hope to get to the U.S.

And Mexican residents near the border in places like Tijuana are not happy because thousands of migrants have flooded the town.

Tijuana had hundreds of people march on Sunday asking for Mexico to stop them from getting there. They said Mexico had the right to protect its own borders and said “Donald Trump was right” about that.

“This is an invasion! We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed,” protesters shouted Sunday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Tijuana officials have called on the Mexican federal government to intervene to curtail the migrants flow into the city.

Judicial Watch

Published  5 months ago

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) “disclosed classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.”

Citing the ethics complaints filed against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) charging that he “may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information, in violation of House Rules, regulations, or other standards of conduct,” Judicial Watch wrote:

If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes. At least two other members of the House Intelligence Committee have made comments about classified material that raise more directly the very same concerns raised against Chairman Nunes because they appear to confirm classified information contained in leaked intelligence community intercepts.

On March 21, 2017, the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff spoke to an audience at the Brookings Institution in which he commented on an intelligence community intercept of a December 29, 2016 conversation between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislayak and retired U.S. Army General Michael Flynn, who had been selected by then-President Elect Donald Trump to serve as National Security Advisor. Both the fact of the conversation and the conversation’s contents were leaked to the news media and reported widely. In his Brookings Institution speech, Rep. Schiff stated:

And then you have leaks that expose malfeasance or illegality. Now, I put that kind of leak, I put the Flynn leak in that category. And what was most disturbing to me, frankly, about that was: here you had a situation where the president is informed that his national security advisor . . . has lied to the vice president, and probably others . . . about a conversation with the Russians over sanctions imposed over hacking in the election to help the president.

Likewise, an April 3, 2017 report in the Daily Caller quotes Representative Jackie Speier as commenting publicly on both the contents of the Kislayak-Flynn conversations and Flynn’s subsequent “unmasking” as a U.S. person incidentally intercepted by the intelligence community:

Now, if in fact, it was unmasked and if it was General Flynn. You have to understand the context in which it was unmasked. We do know that. Ambassador Kislayak and General Flynn were freelancing sanctions relief at the end of December, when he had no portfolio in which to make any kind of negotiations with Ambassador Kislayak.” [Emphasis added]

Like Rep. Schiff, Rep. Speier did not disclose how she knew about the conversation between Ambassador Kislayak and General Flynn or about General Flynn’s “unmasking,” but the statement attributed to her also appears to confirm the contents of leaked, classified information.

Judicial Watch concludes by asking “the Office of Congressional Ethics conduct a preliminary investigation into whether Rep. Schiff and Rep. Speier disclosed classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.”

“At least two leading Democrats, Reps. Schiff and Speier, on the House Intelligence Committee seem to have improperly disclosed classified information,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “While the Ethics Committee examines Rep. Nunes’s innocuous statements on Obama’s surveillance on the Trump team, it ought to expand its investigation to include the other members of the Intelligence Committee who seem to have flagrantly violated the rules.”

Click below for an exclusive Tom Fitton soundbite:

The Right Scoop

Published  5 months ago

We told you last week that some Tijuana residents weren’t all that happy to see the migrant mob from Honduras arriving at the border where they live. Well as a few more days have gone by, the patience of the residents of Tijuana has grown more thin and now they are protesting the migrants, even calling them invaders.

Here’s more from the Daily Caller:

Hundreds of angry residents took to the streets of downtown Tijuana on Sunday to protest the caravan of Central American migrants that has been streaming into the city in recent weeks.

Carrying Mexican flags and singing the national anthem, the demonstrators marched to a sports complex where about 2,000 of the migrants are being housed. There, held back by a wall of riot police, they denounced the mostly Honduran migrants as “criminals” and “freeloaders” who were openly flouting Mexican law.

“This is an invasion!” shouted local carpenter Luis Alexis Mendoza, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed.”

“Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don’t want them in this way,” Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said in an interview with Milenio Television on Thursday. “It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn’t a horde, pardon the expression.”

Wow, this guy sounds like Trump! After all, that’s basically what Trump is saying. There’s a right way and a wrong way to come and we don’t want them this way either.

Interestingly, Tijuana is begging Mexican officials to do something about this horde – the same Mexican officials that let them through the border in the first place.

POLITICO

Published  5 months ago

Senate Republicans hope replacing Matthew Whitaker will calm the firestorm over Trump’s attacks on the special counsel.

CNBC

Published  5 months ago

CNN's lawsuit underscored Trump's increasingly hostile relationship with many mainstream media outlets, which he regularly decries as "fake news" and "the enemy of the people."

Daily Intelligencer

Published  5 months ago

“The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess,” tweeted President Trump this morning. But why would the president have access to the inner workings of the Mueller investigation, which is supposed to be firewalled away from his influence?

There’s a strong chance Trump is just making this up, of course. On the other hand, over the last week, the Mueller investigation has been supervised by acting attorney general Matt Whitaker, who would have access to the investigation’s inner workings. It might be the case that Trump actually has access to the inner workings of the Mueller investigation because he finally has somebody running the Justice Department who is pliant and unethical enough to give it to him.

There has been a persistent disbelief among many observers throughout the Trump presidency that the underlying reality is as bad as it appears on the surface. But the scumminess of the arrangement is increasingly naked. Here, lying about in plain sight, is Trump’s response yesterday to a question from the conservative Daily Caller, which asked, “Could you tell us where your thinking is currently on the attorney general position? I know you’re happy with Matthew Whitaker, do you have any names? Chris Christie?”

In response Trump embarked on a rant about the Mueller investigation:

I knew [Whitaker] only as he pertained, you know, as he was with Jeff Sessions. And, um, you know, look, as far as I’m concerned this is an investigation that should have never been brought. It should have never been had.

It’s something that should have never been brought. It’s an illegal investigation. And you know, it’s very interesting because when you talk about not Senate confirmed, well, Mueller’s not Senate confirmed.

Trump is all but confessing that he hired Whitaker to stop the “illegal” Mueller probe.

Whitaker may not have the opportunity to squelch the Mueller probe. He has to clear two legal hurdles: First, the constitutionality of his appointment is being challenged — it is not clear whether a president has the authority to install an acting attorney general without Senate confirmation. Second, Whitaker might be required to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, since he knew and worked closely with Sam Clovis, a member of the campaign and a subject the of the investigation.

But what is almost certainly not going to stop Whitaker is any inherent sense of professional ethics. Whitaker’s history includes a stint with World Patent Marketing, a scam firm that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission, and is currently under FBI investigation. Its basic business model appears to have consisted of finding people with ideas for inventions, persuading them that World Patent Marketing could turn the idea into a commercial success, and bilking them for large payments, in return for which they would get nothing. Whitaker’s role at the firm involved using his legal and political connections to threaten the defrauded customers.

The Washington Post goes deeper into the scam. The story confirms that, despite the Department’s official claim that “acting attorney general Matt Whitaker has said he was not aware of any fraudulent activity,” he was made aware of complaints of fraud at the time. “FTC investigators found that Whitaker received complaints about the company in his role as an advisory board member,” reports the Post.

If your assumption that somehow this will work out rests on the belief that Whitaker will conform to the ethical norms of the legal profession, you need to think about the people he has worked with in the past. You also need to consider what his future might bring. Matthew Whitaker is nobody’s idea of a bright young legal mind. He might make a nice living hosting a show on Fox News about the the Democrats who should be locked up and the Republicans who are being unfairly investigated. His career incentive is to do Trump’s bidding.

Diamond & Silk

Published  5 months ago

Great news!

Hillary Clinton may not be in the clear just yet in regards to her emails and setting up of a private server.

From Daily Caller:

A federal court is compelling former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions — under oath — about her notorious emails.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the ruling Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from Judicial Watch, the conservative research and investigative group that has long had its sights on both of the Clintons.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was jubilant about the decision in a Thursday morning tweet: “Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key [questions] about the setting up of her email system.”

Clinton has 30 days to respond to questions about how she set up her private email server and “whether the State Department ever issued any orders or instructions regarding the use of that server.”

Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA action to find out how Clinton’s executive assistant, Huma Abedin, was authorized to be both an employee of the State Department and a “special government employee” for outside jobs.

Clinton now has to answer questions about that and the set up of the server.

Clinton’s private server and the sending and receiving of classified information over it were critical issues during the 2016 campaign.

While former FBI Director James Comey improperly assumed the duty of announcing there would be no prosecution of Clinton, Clinton was shown to have sent and received classified information. While Comey called her actions “extremely reckless,” he declined to prosecute saying quixotically he couldn’t find any “intent” behind her actions.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  5 months ago

Great news!

Hillary Clinton may not be in the clear just yet in regards to her emails and setting up of a private server.

From Daily Caller:

A federal court is compelling former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions — under oath — about her notorious emails.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the ruling Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from Judicial Watch, the conservative research and investigative group that has long had its sights on both of the Clintons.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was jubilant about the decision in a Thursday morning tweet: “Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key [questions] about the setting up of her email system.”

Clinton has 30 days to respond to questions about how she set up her private email server and “whether the State Department ever issued any orders or instructions regarding the use of that server.”

Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA action to find out how Clinton’s executive assistant, Huma Abedin, was authorized to be both an employee of the State Department and a “special government employee” for outside jobs.

Clinton now has to answer questions about that and the set up of the server.

Clinton’s private server and the sending and receiving of classified information over it were critical issues during the 2016 campaign.

While former FBI Director James Comey improperly assumed the duty of announcing there would be no prosecution of Clinton, Clinton was shown to have sent and received classified information. While Comey called her actions “extremely reckless,” he declined to prosecute saying quixotically he couldn’t find any “intent” behind her actions.

Mediaite

Published  5 months ago

CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped President Donald Trump‘s bizarre new claim about voter fraud today.

In an interview with the Daily Caller, Trump sounded off on the Florida recount mess, called for Brenda Snipes to be fired, and said this:

“The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” Trump complained. “When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.”

“To be very clear,” Tapper said, “and I just want to make sure everybody at home understands, there’s no evidence of that story. It’s a fever dream. It’s like it never happened. There aren’t people who are not allowed to vote putting on different shirts and running around in different cars so that they can vote. And yet, this is from the President of the United States.”

He also bewilderedly read out Trump’s claim about needing voter ID to buy cereal, ending the panel discussion by noting that is false too.

Watch above, via CNN.

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LifeNews.com

Published  5 months ago

Planned Parenthood’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen, said that the abortion organization offers “live-saving care,” in a Monday interview on “CBS This Morning.”

“As a doctor, I am proud to lead our organization as we deliver life-saving care to two and half million people every year,” Wen said, responding to a number of questions from CBS hosts.

“Women’s health is health care, and health care shouldn’t be political,” Wen also said, adding that Planned Parenthood‘s work is “about saving people’s lives.”

Wen is the former Baltimore city health commissioner and an emergency physician. Monday is her first day as acting president of Planned Parenthood.

The decision to lead Planned Parenthood “is deeply personal to me,” Wen said. She added that “being a parent has clarified my values,” explaining she wanted to take the job so that she could help shape the future for her son.

“And it’s a future where all people are treated the same, that all people have the right to health care, and where it’s a society where we trust women and we trust all people to make the best decisions for themselves and their bodies,” she added.

Planned Parenthood aborted 6,803,782 babies between 1978 and 2014, according to CNSNews. The organization aborted 328,348 unborn babies between 2015-2016, according to an annual report.

“I can’t believe it’s 2018 and we’re still debating birth control,” Wen also said, explaining that she was both encouraged and discouraged by the results of the midterm elections. “We saw people of color and women rise up to speak up for reproductive rights.”

Wen avoided a question when asked about the pro-life measures passed in Alabama and West Virginia at the midterms. “People want more health care, not less,” she said.

West Virginia residents voted to adopt Amendment 1, which adds to the state’s constitution that “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” It also prevents Medicaid funds from being used for abortions, according to CNN.

Alabama voted to adopt statewide Amendment 2, affirming that “the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” according to Ballotpedia. The amendment also changes the state policy to “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.”

The abortion organization has faced investigations into allegations that it illegally sold aborted baby body parts for profit, based on undercover videos from 2015.

LifeNews Note: Grace Carr writes for Daily Caller. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience.

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

A federal court is compelling former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions — under oath — about her notorious emails.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the ruling Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from Judicial Watch, the conservative research and investigative group that has long had its sights on both of the Clintons. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Jokes About Email Scandal On ‘Murphy Brown’)

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was jubilant about the decision in a Thursday morning tweet: “Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key [questions] about the setting up of her email system.”

Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key q’s about the setting up of her email system. Court denied our request to unseal vid depositions of Clinton aides. Great work by Michael Bekesha! https://t.co/VBKkm3H8gi pic.twitter.com/00k6pRsHNe

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 15, 2018

The decision is the result of a Freedom of Information lawsuit initiated by Judicial Watch that sought to clarify why Clinton’s executive assistant, Huma Abedin, was authorized to be both an employee of the State Department and a “special government employee” for outside jobs, according to news release issued Thursday by Judicial Watch. (RELATED: Sources China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server)

The group says the judge gave Clinton 30 days to respond to questions about how she set up her private email server while secretary of state and whether the State Department ever issued any orders or instructions regarding the use of that server.

As Fitton said in the news release:

A federal court ordered Hillary Clinton to answer more questions about her illicit email system – which is good news. It is shameful that Judicial Watch attorneys must continue to battle the State and Justice Departments, which still defend Hillary Clinton, for basic answers to our questions about Clinton’s email misconduct.

The Daily Caller reached out to Fitton Thursday morning for further comment, but he has not yet responded. The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch have jointly asked a federal judge to preserve former FBI director James Comey’s private emails.

The Clinton emails and the FBI investigation into Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state was a galvanizing issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Comey first announced that Clinton’s actions fell short of criminal prosecution and could instead be seen as “extremely careless,” though he reportedly called it “grossly negligent” privately. Just days before voters went to the polls to elect a new president, Comey revealed that the FBI investigation was reopening the email investigation as the bureau was now assessing Abedin’s private emails.

Truthfeed

Published  5 months ago

In an almost surreal twist of events, the lawyers for Florida governor hopeful Andrew Gillum and defeated incumbent Senator Bill Nelson, are fighting for non-citizen’s votes to count in the 2018 midterm elections.

In transcripts obtained by Daily Caller, there’s an exchange between Democrat lawyers and county canvasing board officials, where the attonryeny’s argue to allow a non-citizen’s vote to count.

From Daily Wire

Lawyers for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and U.S. Senate candidate Bill Nelson fought on Friday to allow a non-citizen’s vote to count in the state’s election races.

A transcript obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding revealed the exchange between the Democratic lawyers and the judge.

Here are lawyers for Nelson and Gillum directly arguing, Friday night in Palm Beach, that a ballot by a NON-CITIZEN should NOT be excluded.https://t.co/Z9HsIzWYYd @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/zynSdgTdZ9

— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) November 10, 2018

Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, said that despite the objections of the two Democratic lawyers, the vote was not allowed after two of the three canvassing board members ruled that a vote by a non-citizen was “an impermissible vote,” according to the DCNF.

“The lawyer who was present was not someone we had authorized to make such an objection,” Democratic lawyer Marc Elias told the DCNF. “Non-citizens cannot vote in U.S. elections.”

Luke Rosiak, who first reported on the story, joined Fox News’ “FOX & Friends” on Saturday morning where he explained Elias’ alleged role in past election scandals.

In October 2017, The Washington Post reported that Elias, who represented Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), hired Fusion GPS to produce the salacious and unverified dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump:

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said. Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research. After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“Clinton campaign lawyer Elias allegedly denied for a year that he had anything to do with the dossier,” Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro wrote at the time, adding that, according to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, that claim appeared to by a lie:

When thousands of DNC emails were leaked in 2016, The Washington Post reported that some of the most damaging emails involved Elias and his role in crafting the DNC’s response to accusations made by the Sanders campaign that the Clinton campaign “was improperly using its joint fundraising committee with the DNC to benefit itself.”

“Elias’ guidance isn’t perhaps all that shocking; he’s Clinton’s lawyer, after all,” the Post reported. “But the fact that he was talking to the DNC about how to respond would appear to suggest coordination between the DNC and Clinton campaign against Sanders in this particular case.”

Diamond & Silk

Published  5 months ago

The fight in Florida over the Senate race and the race for governor has become a knock-down drag-out fight, especially over the past couple of days as election supervisors in two Democratic strongholds, Broward and Palm Beach Counties were refusing to comply with legal reporting requirements in regard to the ballots. And the race got closer as they refused to comply and ballots continued to be counted after the legal time.

But just to show you how Democrats are doing anything they can to grab the election, there’s this little tidbit about what lawyers for the Democratic candidates Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum did.

And if you ever needed a demonstration of why to vote red, this would be it.

As the candidates’ representatives were observing the counting of the votes, lawyers for Gillum and Nelson fought to include a vote from someone who wasn’t a citizen according to a transcript of the proceeding.

From Daily Caller:

Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, told TheDCNF that the county’s canvassing board was going through provisional ballots and quickly deciding whether to allow or disallow each. This exchange is of the first non-citizen’s vote they encountered. “We had a court reporter that we hired to sit in the proceedings, which are public,” he said.

The vote was disallowed despite the objections of the lawyers because two of the three members of the canvassing board ruled that it was an impermissible vote, he said.

Marc Elias, the lead lawyer for Nelson tried to explain away Scarola’s objection. “The lawyer who was present was not someone we had authorized to make such an objection. Non-citizens cannot vote in U.S. elections.”

So you didn’t authorize him to make objections, but he’s there representing you and making objections in your name? You expect people to believe that?

And what would be Gillum’s excuse be then? His lawyer did not make a response in time for q request to comment.

While they partially covered the name of the person in question, the first name appears to be Katia, a common Russian name. The irony that they wanted to include the vote of someone who may have been a non-citizen from Russian is thick.

Elias worked for both Hillary Clinton and the DNC. He was the liaison who hired Fusion GPS for the dossier to smear Donald Trump with which was later given to the FBI and to media.

H/T Twitchy

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  5 months ago

Why do the dots always seem to connect back to the radical, globalist, anti-American George Soros?

Last June, Maxine Waters called on her supporters to threaten members of Trump’s administration whenever they see them in public.

Democrat Congresswoman Watters angrily rallied her Democrat supporters, telling them, “The American people have put up with this President long enough.” Waters told her Democrat supporters, “No peace…no sleep” when referring to her political opponents. So, let’s stay the course, let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up. If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out, and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome— anymore, anywhere.” Waters continued by threatening President Trump that they would be wherever he was to let him know he “cannot get away with this (referring to her allegations that Trump was separating children from their parents after they illegally crossed into the U.S.)

The same week that Maxine asked her supporters to go after members of Trump’s cabinet, Florida AG Pam Bondi was verbally assaulted and physically threatened by a group of thugs while she waited in line to purchase tickets to see the Mr. Rogers documentary at a movie theater in Florida. Bondi explained what happened to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt:

“We were at a movie, my boyfriend and I, we were in line to get tickets, and it’s Mr. Rogers, the irony of that.”

Bondi explained that the movie is about how Mr. Rogers was about anti-bullying and respecting the views of others.

Bondi explained that a woman approached her in the ticket line and accused her of personally of ripping babies from their mother’s arms.

The Florida AG attempted to talk to them, but it only further enraged the group, as “three huge men” came forward and began screaming in her face. Bondi noted that a police officer got between them and attempted to get her and her boyfriend to get safely into the theater. As they were entering the theater, the leftist thugs surrounded her and threatened her and her boyfriend, screaming expletives, and threatening her. The thugs followed her into the theater and again, confronted her and her boyfriend as they waited in line to purchase popcorn.

The Fox News host, Ashley Earhardt reminded the viewers that the multiple acts of aggression and threats committed by leftist thugs have all been against women.

“I’m not going to be bullied by them.” -Florida @AGPamBondi recounts being surrounded, heckled by protesters at a movie theater pic.twitter.com/VDU7wP408s

— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 25, 2018

Now, the Daily Caller is revealing that the disgusting attack on Pam Bondi and her boyfriend in a public space was committed by a George Soros, the left-wing activist group that received half a million dollars in 2017 from an organization funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.

Organize Florida, the group that hounded Bondi from a Florida movie theater, received $500,000 last year from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), according to OSPC’s most recent tax forms.

OSPC is the advocacy arm of Soros’s Open Society Foundations, which the billionaire uses to advance his left-wing worldview around the globe.

Here’s what it looked like when Bondi and her boyfriend, who refused to sneak out the back door, attempted to walk to their vehicle in the parking lot of the local Florida theater:

The bigger question is, is George Soros working with Democrat lawmakers like Maxine Waters to angrily rally her Democrat supporters into threatening Trump cabinet members and Trump supporters in public office, like Florida AG Pam Bondi, whenever they appear in public? Was it an accident that a sitting US Congresswoman was spewing hatred and demanding aggressive behavior towards Republicans who align themselves with President Trump, at the same time Florida AG Pam Bondi was attacked at a local movie theater by a Soros funded group?

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is helping to organize volunteers to aid Senator Bill Nelson’s campaign with the Florida recount.

Demand Justice sent out a blast email asking for “volunteers to help out in a variety of roles in the recount process, including observing at polls, data processing, and logistics organization.”

The group advertised that it is seeking supporters who are either in Florida or who can travel there.

The email linked to a signup form on Nelson’s campaign website asking for volunteers in the following areas: Observing the counts; scheduling volunteers and staff; data processing; general logistics; and outreach.

Demand Justice, which formed earlier this year, took center stage when it helped lead opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh.

The organization came under news media scrutiny for its refusal to disclose its donor list. The Associated Press reported:

Demand Justice was formed just a few months ago and is structured in such a way that it doesn’t have to file annual tax returns. That’s because it’s “fiscally sponsored” by a tax-exempt social welfare organization called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. The Sixteen Thirty Fund files federal tax returns but doesn’t have to disclose the identities of its donors.

A recent Daily Caller investigation found that Soros’s Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) previously donated some $2.2 million to the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the fiscal sponsor for Demand Justice.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund describes itself as providing a “fiscal sponsorship vehicle for donors to direct capital toward social welfare projects that include advocacy, lobbying, and some political and electoral activities.”

Demand Justice was founded by Brian Fallon, who served as press secretary for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The group’s digital team is headed by Gabrielle McCaffrey, who was a digital organizer for Clinton’s campaign.

Working at Demand Justice is Paige Herwig, a former Judiciary Committee aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Prior to her stint with Feinstein, Herwig served as counselor to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

According to emails released by the Justice Department, Herwig was included in a chain of emails crafting the initial media response into Lynch’s infamous tarmac meeting at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in which former President Bill Clinton, the husband of the FBI’s main subject in a criminal probe, boarded the attorney general’s plane and reportedly stayed there for about 20 minutes.

Demand Justice’s formation was encouraged by former Obama White House counselor John Podesta, who served as chairman of Clinton’s latest presidential campaign. “We have ignored this field of battle for too long,” Podesta told the New York Times regarding Demand Justice.

Even before Trump announced Kavanaugh as his nominee, Demand Justice committed to spending about $5 million to oppose the eventual nominee. The organization seeks to raise $10 million in its first year.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Fallon would not comment on the source of the group’s financing, but the newspaper noted that he was a featured speaker at the conference of the Democracy Alliance, a grouping of progressive donors.

Democracy Alliance’s founding donors include Soros and billionaire Tom Steyer. Indeed, Fallon’s panel at Democracy Alliance was moderated by Sarah Knight of Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

Democracy Alliance directs donors to leftist groups, including the ACLU, the Women’s March, Media Matters for America, and reportedly the radical Indivisible group known for storming Republican townhalls. Democracy Alliance highlighted anti-Trump organizations to donors in a “resistance map” suggesting which activist groups would be opportune for funding. Already, Indivisible received funds from donors and coalitions associated with Democracy Alliance financiers, the New York Times reported.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

Joshua Klein contributed research to this article.

SARAH PALIN

Published  5 months ago

Republican Senator Marco Rubio claims that one Florida county could be working behind the scenes to influence the outcome of the state’s gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Rubio claims Broward County has a poor reputation of election integrity and is again seeking to manipulate voter tallies to give Democrat candidates victories.

After election night, Republican senatorial candidate Rick Scott held a lead over Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson. Similarly, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis held a lead over Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum.

From the Daily Caller:

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his state’s governorship could hang in the hands of Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, whom he’s called incompetent for violating state and federal laws. A liberal candidate similarly painted her as incompetent and corrupt.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum initially conceded the Florida race to Republican Ron DeSantis, but backtracked after vote totals changed Thursday, narrowing the gap to less than half a percent in both the gubernatorial and senatorial races. Broward County is often the slowest of the state’s 67 counties to count votes, and its election department has repeatedly been faulted for wrongdoing.

Rubio took to social media where he claimed the county election board could be illegally adding “thousands of additional votes” and “isn’t reporting hourly or regularly.” He went on to claim voter tallies which are released are done “overnight” and are “chipping away at GOP leads.”

Check it out:

The Florida Senator, who was not up for re-election in the 2018 midterm election, also claimed the Broward County Election Board had a history of violating state and federal law:

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

Tucker Carlson believes that one of the members of the Antifa mob that harassed his wife at home last night was a former professor that he once had on his show. The protest appears to have been organized by Smash Racism DC, a DC Antifa group that was founded by Mike Isaacson — who previously […]

Mail Online

Published  5 months ago

Sarah Sanders, shared an altered video of the physical interaction between CNN's Jim Acosta and a White House intern during a contentious briefing on Wednesday.

Fox News

Published  5 months ago

A self-described left-wing Antifa group posted videos of a mob outside the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening, chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.”

The now-deleted video was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen.Ted Cruz and his wife inside a restaurant during the Kavanaugh hearing.

The group posted on Facebook that Carlson spreads "fear into our homes," and said it wanted to even the score.

"Each night you remind us that we are not safe. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either," the group posted. They also chanted, "Racist s---bag, leave town."

The post was later removed.

Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," was not home at the time. He said his wife, Susie, was home alone and heard the commotion from the kitchen. She called the police and locked herself into a pantry, he said. His brother -- who lives close by-- arrived at about the same time as law enforcement.

The host said activists rang his doorbell, broke his oak door and one protester was apparently caught on security video mentioning a pipe bomb.

D.C. police did not immediately respond to a Fox News email early Thursday.

Carlson said he was at the Fox News office in Washington working on his opening monologue when neighbors texted him about the commotion outside his home. His wife of 22 years did not contact him because she didn’t want to distract him before he went on air, he said.

The group eventually scattered. It was unclear if there were any arrests. Carlson said the group posted online the home addresses of his brother and his former college roommate, Neil Patel, who co-founded the Daily Caller with Carlson.

Carlson said he is used to being confronted in public and has no interest in playing the role of victim, but he said his wife and his four children should not have to be exposed to the aggression while at home.

“Here’s the problem, I have four children,” he said by phone. “I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesn’t like my TV show.”

Twitter reportedly removed a photo of Carlson’s home address that was posted by the group. Smash Racism DC's account was suspended early Thursday.

Brit Hume, a Fox News commentator, took to Twitter to denounce the protest as “revolting, and frightening.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  5 months ago

A possible big change in asylum rules could be on the way with President Donald Trump being expected to sign an order that does just that.

Trump’s new order will specifically stop migrants who enter the United States illegally from applying for asylum after they’re detained by immigration authorities.

POLL: Do you think Jim Acosta assaulted the White House intern?

That means anyone traveling in the caravan who seeks asylum cannot cross the Mexico/U.S. border illegally and then expect to seek said asylum.

Trump wants to strengthen the border and not open it to people who are willing to break the current immigration laws by crossing the border illegally. The new directive will provide a more organized method of entry and asylum seeking, thus ensuring that those who seek asylum are not breaking current immigration laws, but still obtain the asylum they seek.

He is reported to be signing the order as early as Friday, November 9, according to the Wall Street Journal who cited officials in Trump’s administration.

It was just seven days ago, on November 1, that Trump stated he was going to present changes to asylum rules.

This change is sparked by the large caravan of migrants traveling from Central America, through Mexico, and seeking to make their way to the United States border and apply for asylum. Trump wants those seeking asylum to enter America legally, adhering to current immigration laws.

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According to the Daily Caller, that “directive under consideration requires asylum seekers to make their claims at a port of entry along the border. Those who cross illegally and turn themselves into border agents will be deemed ineligible for asylum.

Under current law, a migrant can request asylum if he is in U.S. territory, regardless of how he got there. If the asylum seeker is found to have a “credible fear” of persecution in his home country, he is permitted to remain in the U.S. as he waits for his case to play out in immigration court, a process that can take months or years.”

Trump’s administration has tried to argue that the current policies encourage those seeking asylum, but don’t meet legal standards for asylum, to cross into the country illegally in attempt to gain the “credible fear” status which could allow them to remain in the country.

“As evidence, administration officials point to the wide disparity between credible fear pass rates, which are often above 80 percent for Central American asylum seekers, and ultimately successful asylum claims, which are well below 20 percent for the same demographic.”

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Before Trump’s directives on this, the Department of Homeland Security was telling those who seek asylum to state their claims at the port of entry, so that they could do it legally. Trump’s administration officials say his new directive will help provide a more “orderly processing of asylum claims and more efficient allocation of resources at the border.”

President Trump will be criticized for this because it might create long lines at the port of entry. However, if asylum seekers are able to attain their desired asylum, then this might be the most effective method of doing so, particularly remaining legal in the process.

Those seeking asylum appear to be more than welcome, but the president would like to maintain a certain level of law and order when asylum seekers approach the border, especially if thousands appear at once.

There should always be some degree of organization so that mass chaos does not break out.

Safety of all is important.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

The Antifa mob that swarmed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home on Wednesday evening reportedly vandalized his home and car — and the incident is now being investigated as a suspected “hate crime.” According to the police report obtained by the Daily Caller Foundation, an anarchy symbol was spray painted on Carlson’s driveway. His oak […]

SARAH PALIN

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If Saturday Night Live thought they could make fun of retired Lieutenant Commander and Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw and hurt his feelings enough that it would derail his momentum, then they were dead wrong.

In fact, the Navy SEAL rose to the challenge and triumphed over his Democratic challenger Todd Litton to represent the second congressional district in Texas.

From the Daily Caller:

Despite consistently polling ahead of Litton by double digits, Democrats were optimistic the area would flip blue due to the rapidly changing demographics of Harris County. Ultimately, Crenshaw beat out Litton.

Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, served five deployments overseas — while on his third combat tour, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan that destroyed in right eye and badly injured his left eye. After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw retained sight in his left eye and went on to deploy two more times, first to the Middle East, then to South Korea.

In a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Crenshaw said he was bringing credibility, impact, and selfless service to Washington.

“[Those who serve in the military are] problem solvers,” Crenshaw said. “We care about impact, we care about mission, we care about service before self, and I think Congress can use a little bit of that.”

And the congregation said “Amen.”

Via Google.com

In the final week of the campaign, SNL jokingly mocked Crenshaw’s eyepatch and his missing eye—which he lost while serving overseas, protecting their right to joke and mock him. SNL’s Pete Davidson said the retired Lieutenant Commander looked like “a hit-man in a porno movie” and said, while laughing, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.”

From Fox News:

Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw got the last laugh Tuesday, easily being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives after being mocked for his war injury days earlier on “Saturday Night Live.”

Crenshaw, 34, was favored to beat Democrat Todd Litton to win the seat being vacated by Republican Ted Poe before last weekend’s “SNL” episode in which castmember Pete Davidson made fun of his appearance, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Crenshaw won with 53 percent of the vote compared to Litton’s 44.4 percent, according to Politico.

Crenshaw, never one to back down from a challenge, responded with class and people showed their support for him on Election Day.

“Good rule in life — I try hard not to offend, I try harder not to be offended,” Crenshaw said in response. “That being said, I hope [“Saturday Night Live”] recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”

Todd Linton, Crenshaw’s Democrat opponent, similarly criticized the comment, tweeting, “No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, Dan’s military service and sacrifice for our country are to be admired and appreciated. Period.”

Check out Crenshaw telling his own story in the below video:

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

Mail Online

Published  5 months ago

A Secret Service agent denied Acosta entry to the White House grounds on Wednesday evening, and revoked his 'hard pass', the long-term press pass issued to the White House press corps.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

Hours after an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, an affiliated Twitter account published his home address and the home address of his brother Buckley Carlson — along with the addresses of Ann Coulter, Daily Caller’s Neil Patel, Sean Hannity.

We will not be naming the account or linking to it — but it has not been removed by Twitter at the time of writing this.

The account has over 3,000 followers.

The dox of right wing media figures, and Carlson’s brother, was posted along with a message asserting that “politics affects people’s lives.” They demanded that the people they are harassing “stop promoting racism and fascism.”

Approximately an hour before Carlson’s Fox News show aired on Wednesday evening, a leftist mob showed up at his home chanting threats such as, “Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!”

The leftists were also chanting, “No borders! No walls! No USA at all!”

It is unclear if Carlson’s wife and four children were home at the time of the incident.

The group left minutes after the police arrived — and no arrests were made.

Someone affiliated with DC Antifa told The Gateway Pundit that the protest at Carlson’s home was “just the beginning.”

SARAH PALIN

Published  5 months ago

The confirmation hearing process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was undoubtedly the ugliest in recent memory as several women came forward in the final days of the process with allegations of sexual harassment and

RedState

Published  5 months ago

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to Ted Cruz, has opened up about many a hot-button topic but one topic he hasn’t yet weighed in on is the migrant caravan currently heading toward Texas’ southern border.

According to the Daily Caller, who emailed O’Rourke’s campaign, the Democratic hopeful had no official statement to give on the migrant caravan “yet”:

“Beto does not yet have a statement about the migrant caravan. Stay tuned,” an email from the campaign stated. “In general, Beto believes that immigrants help our state and country grow strong, safe, and prosperous and wants to ensure that immigrants have a lawful, earned path to citizenship.”

This email was received by the Daily Caller last Wednesday, and O’Rourke still has yet to make a statement on it.

There’s a good reason for this. The migrant caravan is something of a boon for Republicans going into midterms and pads their points about national security. It may even give further approval to Trump’s border wall campaign promise.

O’Rourke is on record as just stopping short of calling for an abolishment of ICE, but noting that he’s “open” to “doing away with it” in order to let another agency take over its responsibilities. He’s definitely open to birthright citizenship and the passage of the DREAM Act. With the migrant caravan currently thousands strong, O’Rourke might find himself stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Approval toward the caravan may show him to be dangerous to Texans, and thus they’ll turn away from him. Any rejection of the caravan and he risks angering his Democratic base.

What we can glean from what O’Rourke thinks about the caravan comes from various statements he’s made. We have him on record telling reporters that many of the fears about the caravan are made up by the Trump administration and a party trying to stoke irrational fears according to ABC News:

Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke says “there’s a lot of paranoia and fear” about a caravan of Central Americans walking toward the Mexico-U.S. border, and blamed the Trump administration for stoking those with Election Day looming.

The Democratic congressman told reporters in Austin on Wednesday, “It may not be an accident that we’re 13 days” from the Nov. 6 election. He said concerns about the caravan have come from “an administration that’s trying to make us scared of one another.”

The “fears” O’Rourke is referring to are those of criminal and terroristic elements residing within it, as well as economic fallout from so many illegal migrants entering the country without permission. Rest assured, as I’ve covered in more detail previously, it’s likely terrorists are traveling with the caravan, and we know for a fact that there are criminals by migrant members’ own admissions.

O’Rourke is definitely open to being far easier on illegal immigrants than many Texans would like, especially with their concerns mounting in the face of the oncoming caravan. Cruz’s campaign has taken advantage of this fact and talked about O’Rourke’s positions on immigration with the caravan as the backdrop.

All things considered, O’Rourke is likely silent on it because he loses on it no matter what.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama.

Mr. Polite was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for writing “Die Jew Rats,” “Hitler,” “End It Now” and “Jew Better Be Ready” in marker on walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.

The police said surveillance video captured Mr. Polite, of Brooklyn, inside the synagogue.

He was taken into custody on Friday morning at the scene of a fire that had been set inside the coat room of Yeshiva Beth Hillel of Williamsburg, officials said.

Mr. Polite was charged with arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief — all as hate crimes — for setting fires at four other locations affiliated with the Jewish community, including another school. The police recognized Mr. Polite from the surveillance video at Union Temple.

The synagogue had been scheduled to host a Democratic Party event. The Daily Caller notes that Democrats, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had used the vandalism in political messages — until the arrest.

NYPD arrests James Polite — the man they say is in this surveillance picture – in connection with anti Semitic graffiti found inside Union Temple in Prospect Heights. He’s believed to have also set fires outside schuls & yeshivas in Williamsburg @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/WMm4UznAvf

— Jessica Layton (@JLaytonTV) November 3, 2018

In a further irony, the Daily Caller notes, Polite worked for Quinn on hate crime issues. She issued a statement on Saturday, noting that she was “simply and utterly devastated,” and suggesting that Polite suffered from mental health issues. (He was taken to a psychiatric ward after his arrest for evaluation.)

Quinn and Polite met at “a gay pride rally for Barack Obama on the steps of City Hall in 2008,” the Times notes.

The Times had profiled Polite in December 2017, noting his work for Quinn and the party:

He interned with Ms. Quinn, a Manhattan Democrat, for several years, working on initiatives to combat hate crime, sexual assault and domestic violence. He also took part in her re-election campaign in 2009 and returned to help with her unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2013.

“James was the adopted child of the Quinn administration,” she said. “And it wasn’t just me. It was the entire City Council staff.”

Polite received help from a Times-funded charity and from a local couple. He applied to college at Brandeis University, founded to provide for Jewish students once excluded by the Ivy League’s antisemitic quotas.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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The U.S. economy lost $3.6 billion by Jan. 11, according to an S&P Global Ratings report, which suggests that by the end of the next two weeks, the economy will have lost more than the price of President Donald Trump’s requested border wall.

From Daily Caller:

Having lost just over $3.5 billion by Friday, the 21st day of the partial government shutdown, the S&P says that roughly $1.2 billion a week for another two weeks would “[exceed] the $5.7 billion requested for the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

“The longer this shutdown drags on, the more collateral damage the economy will suffer,” the agency said in a news release.

As of Saturday, the partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, is the longest in the country’s history.

Trump and the White House have pushed to cast blame on the Democrats for not agreeing to pass legislation to fund the $5.7 billion wall. Trump reiterated this claim in a Monday tweet, saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer could end the shutdown “in 15 minutes.”

Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019

Trump also told reporters Monday that he would not be declaring a national emergency at the southern border to obtain the funding without Congressional approval.

“I’m not looking to call a national emergency. This is so simple we shouldn’t have to,” the president told reporters as he departed the White House for New Orleans.

Sara A. Carter

Published  5 months ago

The office of the Special Counsel has asked the FBI to investigate claims that women were being paid to level sexual assault allegations against Robert Mueller.

“When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” said Special Counsel Spokesman Peter Carr.

The Daily Caller is reporting:

Numerous reporters came forward Tuesday to say they received an email from a woman who claimed that she was offered $20,000 to level sexual harassment allegations against Mueller, who is leading the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. The woman claimed she worked with Mueller at the law firm Pillsbury Shaw in 1974. (RELATED: Report: Mueller Will Present Findings From Russia Probe After Midterms)

A website called The Hill Reporter first reported details of the email. Freelance reporter Yahsar Ali published a redacted version of the email, which he said he received nearly two weeks ago.

13 days ago I received this tip alleging an attempt to pay off women to make up accusations of sexual misconduct against Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Other reporters received the same email. Now the Special Counsel's office is telling us they've referred the matter to the FBI pic.twitter.com/oqh4Fnel5u

The woman claimed that an associate of lobbyist and radio host Jack Burkman had offered to pay off her credit card bills in exchange for signing an affidavit accusing Mueller of sexual misconduct.

“I don’t know who these people are, or why they want this stuff,” the woman wrote, adding that she had limited interactions with Mueller but that he was always “polite.”

Burkman, who has pushed conspiracy theories about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, told TheDCNF in a phone interview Tuesday it was “totally false” that he offered to pay anyone for information about Mueller. He did claim to be representing a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by the former FBI director.

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Dan Bongino

Published  5 months ago

A lawyer for the Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton says his client will testify in front of the Senate.

BuzzFeed reports that Stephan Roh, attorney for Professor Joseph Mifsud, wrote in an email that Mifsud “is to testify in front of the US Senate — we are working towards his appearance.”

Lawyers for the Democratic National Committee wrote in a September court filing for their Russia lawsuit that they believed Mifsud was “missing and may be deceased.”

According to the Daily Caller, an attorney for Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee reached out Roh on Oct. 24, hoping to obtain an interview with Mifsud. The mysterious professor hasn’t been seen in public since November 2017, after Papadopoulos entered a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

Papadopoulos was named a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign in March 2016. He traveled to Italy where he met Mifsud, a professor of diplomacy based in London.

On April 26, 2016, Mifsud met with Papadopoulos in London and told him he had damaging information from the Russians on Hillary Clinton–something Mifsud now denies ever saying.

It was Papadopoulos’ contact with Mifsud which helped trigger the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

Former bodybuilder and Chippendale’s manager Cesar Sayoc was arrested today in connection with the 12-13 bomb packages sent to Democrats and two former presidents this week. pic.twitter.com/3k2xhkr9kx — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 26, 2018 Cesar Sayoc is reportedly a 56-year-old man of Native American descent living in Florida who has a long rap sheet. […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

Former bodybuilder and Chippendale’s manager Cesar Sayoc was arrested today in connection with the 12-13 bomb packages sent to Democrats and two former presidents this week.

Cesar Sayoc is reportedly a 56-year-old man of Native American descent living in Florida who has a long rap sheet.

The Seminole Tribe in Florida said in a statement that there are no records that Cesar Sayoc was a member, reported Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller.

His long rap sheet includes convictions for retail theft and possession of illegal steroids with intent to distribute.

Sayoc told investigators today he never wanted to hurt anyone and that his alleged “pipe bombs” would never hurt anyone.

CNN reported:

Bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc had been kicked out by his parents, so he has living in the van that we have seen in pictures today, according to a law enforcement official.

The sticker-covered white van was taken to an FBI facility in Miramar, Florida.

The FBI agents used flash bangs in making the arrest and took him into custody near the AutoZone in Plantation, the official said.

Sayoc was initially somewhat cooperative, the official said. He told investigators that the pipe bombs wouldn’t have hurt anyone and that he didn’t want to hurt anyone.

None of the thirteen packages Sayov sent out exploded this week.

Many pundits suspected they were fake bombs meant to scare the public.

It looks like those people were right.

100PercentFedUp.com

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Sara A. Carter

Published  5 months ago

The New York Times published a short story Tuesday which envisioned the assassination of President Trump.

The story was submitted to the paper after the publication asked novelists to imagine an end to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.

English writer Zoë Sharp imagined a scenario where a Russian assassin was tasked with killing Trump in a short story titled, “How it Ends.”

A twist occurs in the story when the Russian assassin’s gun misfires. A Secret Service agent near the president “heard the click” of the gun, and instead of apprehending the shooter, hands him his own weapon. “’Here,’” the agent said politely. ‘Use mine. …'”

The Daily Caller notes that the story also contains what appears to be an “allusion” to Fox News, with Sharp writing, “The channel once snidely referred to as ‘state TV’ now delighted in showing long shots through the White House railings of men in uniforms removing boxes of incriminating paperwork.”

Sharp said Wednesday on Twitter that her “aim” in writing the story was to make people laugh.

Thanks, Polly, that was my aim in writing it :)) https://t.co/yy1hkOmdyJ

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  5 months ago

Many moons ago when her husband was running for president, Hillary Clinton made a derogatory comment about stay-at-home moms saying that “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas,” putting down stay-at-home moms in 1992. One would think that no politician would have that problem with such a comment today. But then, Kyrsten Sinema seems to be running to rival Clinton as a gaffe machine, with all the bad comments in Sinema’s past.

In an interview in 2006, Sinema described stay-at-home moms as “leeches.”

From Daily Caller:

“These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” Sinema told Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944 in 2006. “That’s bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?”

The Phoenix New Times dug up the quote in 2012 as a part of a story about her “verbal flubbery,” stating that it got “Sinema in hot water at the time.”

Sinema tried to walk back the comment saying that the interview was supposed to be something of a “spoof.”

But one can’t think that’s going to go over well.

And, of course, those weren’t her only questionable comments.

She seems to have a boatload full – everything from calling Arizona racist, accusing George W. Bush of putting arsenic in the water and saying she didn’t have any problem with Americans joining the Taliban.

As Townhall notes, she stretched the truth about her upbringing, she called Arizona the crazy state, she said it was a meth lab of Democracy; she tried to summon witches to protest the Iraq War.

In a word, she’s just a bit crazy, in addition to being a leftist in the guise of a moderate.

It shouldn’t even be close, but it has been. But in the past week, with more of Sinema’s past coming out, her opponent, Rep. Martha McSally has seen a surge which now has her ahead of Sinema by a few points.

Let’s hope that holds to the election.

H/T Daily Wire

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Fox News

Published  6 months ago

British actress Claire Foy shared her views about President Trump, calling him “the giant penis of America” in a new interview.

“The Crown” actress opened up about politics in a profile with The Hollywood Reporter released Wednesday.

“All powerful! D.C. is where the giant penis of America lives... in more ways than one,” Foy told the outlet referring to Trump.

The singer also revealed that she wanted to “violently hurt” an anti-#MeToo movement protester she encountered at an anti-Brett Kavanagh protest the weekend the judge was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The actress explained that the protester carried a sign which read “#MeTooFraud” and that she did not agree with his display of action.

"How dare you write #MeTooFraud on a placard?" Foy said of the protester. "It just breaks my heart, how other human beings just care so little about people. That person must not have any idea of what those women have been through. I have a real problem with people not understanding the effect that they have on other people."

Foy went on to say that men, like the protester she encountered, are the ones hindering women's voices that movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up have helped women gain.

“They feel vulnerable because women are becoming more powerful, so they want to put us in our place to let us know we’re weak and we’re feeble and we’re emotional,” she said. “Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous? We are really powerful. We can bring people into the world. We have the capacity to hold children in our bodies. They can’t do that. I admire men and think they are amazing. So why does it have to be a competition?”

But “The Crown” star isn’t the only member of the “First Man” cast who has recently voiced their political views.

The Neil-Armstrong inspired film ran into some intense controversy weeks back, after it was revealed that the movie would omit the moment when Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon. Canadian-born actor Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong in the film, defended the decision to not show the flag, noting that the film sought to show it as a human achievement rather than an American achievement.

“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that's how we chose to view it,” he told reporters. "I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”

Although Armstrong's children defended the choice, the decision didn't sit well with some people including President Trump and Buzz Aldrin, who derided the film.

“It’s unfortunate,” the president said in an interview with the Daily Caller. “It’s almost like they’re embarrassed at the achievement coming from America, I think it’s a terrible thing.”

He continued, “When you think of Neil Armstrong and when you think of the landing on the moon, you think about the American flag. For that reason, I wouldn’t even want to watch the movie.”

Last weekend, "First Man" opened at No.3 at the box office, after "Venom" and "A Star is Born."

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Comey confidant James Baker met with Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann in September of 2016, a few weeks before the FBI obtained a FISA warrant.

Top FBI lawyer James Baker gave an explosive testimony in a closed-door deposition Wednesday.

Congressional investigators revealed DNC lawyers met with James Baker just before a FISA warrant on Carter Page was obtained.

John Solomon of The Hill reported:

Former FBI general counsel James Baker met during the 2016 season with at least one attorney from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm.

That’s the firm used by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to secretly pay research firmFusion GPS and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative, to compile a dossier of uncorroborated raw intelligence alleging Trump and Moscow were colluding to hijack the presidential election.

The dossier, though mostly unverified, was then used by the FBI as the main evidence seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign in the final days of the campaign.

The revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and testimony secured by a joint investigation by Republicans on the House Judiciary and Government Oversight committees, my source tells me.

It means the FBI had good reason to suspect the dossier was connected to the DNC’s main law firm and was the product of a Democratic opposition-research effort to defeat Trump — yet failed to disclose that information to the FISA court in October 2016, when the bureau applied for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the real collusion was between the FBI and Donald Trump’s opposition — the DNC, Hillary and a Trump-hating British intel officer — to hijack the election, rather than some conspiracy between Putin and Trump,” a knowledgeable source told me.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Wednesday that there is a “strong suggestion” that undercover FBI sources secretly taped members of the Trump campaign, reported the Daily Caller.

James Baker was very close to fired FBI Director James Comey, so this is a very significant development.

Comey’s confidant, Mr. Baker resigned from his position in May of this year.

BREAKING: Top FBI aide of Comey met with Clinton campaign lawyer before FBI sought FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 4, 2018

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Top FBI lawyer James Baker gave an explosive testimony in a closed-door deposition Wednesday, according to FOX News’s Catherine Herridge.

James Baker was very close to fired FBI Director James Comey, so this is a very significant development.

Comey’s confidant, Mr. Baker resigned from his position in May of this year.

FOX News reported:

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker gave “explosive” closed-door testimony on Wednesday detailing for congressional investigators how the Russia probe was handled in an “abnormal fashion” reflecting “political bias,” according to two Republican lawmakers present for the deposition.

“Some of the things that were shared were explosive in nature,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News. “This witness confirmed that things were done in an abnormal fashion. That’s extremely troubling.”

Meadows claimed the “abnormal” handling of the probe into alleged coordination between Russian officials and the Trump presidential campaign was “a reflection of inherent bias that seems to be evident in certain circles.” The FBI agent who opened the Russia case, Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page and others sent politically charged texts, and have since left the bureau.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows also said Wednesday that there is a “strong suggestion” that undercover FBI sources secretly taped members of the Trump campaign, reported the Daily Caller.

“There’s a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign. There is strong suggestions in that some of the text messages, emails, and so forth who was involved, that extraordinary measures were used to surveil.” Meadows said in an interview with The Hill.

Rep. Jim Jordan said, “there was another source giving information directly to the FBI, which we found the source to be pretty explosive.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected on Capitol Hill next Thursday, October 11th to give a closed-door interview following an explosive report by the NY Times claiming the DAG wore a wire and plotted to oust Trump from office.

Something is going down…the Department of Justice led by Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM Eastern.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  6 months ago

Kanye West has made no secret about his affection for President Donald Trump and his refusal to walk in lockstep with liberals in Hollywood and entertainment. And he had a few things to say about it when he appeared on Saturday Night Live. Although they cut his feed, what he said is still getting out there.

West was part of the musical entertainment for the show and he sported a “Free Hoover” shirt as well as a Make America Great Again hat.

He’s come under fire from the left before for expressing support for Trump and daring to hang out with and praise conservatives.

And on Saturday, despite the fact that NBC cut West off before he finished his musical performance, he still got out what he wanted to say after to the audience, although no longer on the air.

From Daily Caller:

West, whose support for people like Candace Owens and President Donald Trump has stirred social media to the boiling point on a number of occasions, began by telling the audience that he had been pressured to not appear onstage wearing his “Make America Great Again” hat.

“They bully me. They bully me backstage and said don’t go out there with that hat on. Okay. I’m going to listen to y’all now.” Then, putting the familiar red hat back on his head, he continued, “Or I’m gonna put my Superman cape on. And that means you can’t tell me what to do.”

He said that media pushes the myth that everyone is against Trump.

“90 percent of news are liberals,” he said. “So it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so, so, so one-sided.”

Halfway through his speech, he sang, “I feel so free.”

Here’s a portion of the speech:

SNL just cut off Kanye West – here is the rest of his performance.

— #WeAreAllBrettKavanaugh (@Military4Trump) September 30, 2018

He then went on to throw down a little history.

“Blacks weren’t always Democrats,” he explained. “You know it’s like a plan they did, to get the fathers out of the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

He also called for a “dialogue” to help things to change.

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Tammy Bruce

Published  6 months ago

Fake “Conservative” Jennifer Rubin, who had the ‘chutzpah’ to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “liar,” has been caught…lying.

I took a screenshot of her tweet, although as of this writing, she has not bothered to delete it, despite getting slammed on Twitter.

Via Daily Caller.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin falsely claimed on Tuesday that the prosecutor Republicans chose to head up the Kavanaugh hearings previously worked with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The GOP chose Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during Thursday’s hearing about Ford’s sexual assault allegations.

Rubin quickly tweeted that Mitchell is “someone from Sheriff Joe’s operation,” presumably referring to the fact that both served in Maricopa County, AZ during the same time period….

However, Mitchell was employed in the Maricopa County Attorney’s office, while Arpaio worked in the Sheriff’s Department — two different agencies….

How incompetent are you that you don't know or care that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is different than the Maricopa County Sheriff?

Donald Trump broke you!!

U r an extremely Petty and mediocre writer who only is around so wapo can say they have conservative voices

The biggest reason I can’t take the editorial board of the @washingtonpost seriously is that they continue to proclaim that Jennifer Rubin is conservative. https://t.co/Adm5WwFJMC

— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) September 26, 2018

“UPDATE” — Rubin does not delete tweet, but adds this to her Twitter timeline, for “clarification,” after her original tweet racked up 10,309 Retweets and 33,871 Likes.

To be clear: The county atty represents the sheriff's office but she did not. She works in sex crimes division

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 26, 2018

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

A new letter signed by 60 classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh says they have never even met a woman named Julie Swetnick.

Swetnick claims that she was attending parties that Kavanaugh was also present at, and stood around while girls were being gang raped — until it happened to her. She also claims that she went to at least ten of these parties without reporting them to authorities.

In the letter obtained by Daily Caller White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti, the classmates tell Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein that “in the extensive amount of time we collectively spent with Brett, we do not recall having even met someone named Julie Swetnick.”

“Nor did we ever observe Brett engaging in any conduct resembling that described in Ms. Swetnick’s declaration,” the letter continues.

In a new letter signed by 60 classmates of Brett Kavanaugh they say they have literally never even met a woman named Julie Swetnick (Avenatti's client) pic.twitter.com/FJKqSppFT6

— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) September 26, 2018

The classmates went on to reaffirm that Kavanaugh is a “good man” who has always “treated women with respect and decency.” They additionally called for an end to the “shameful attacks” which are “harming good people.”

Kavanaugh has also denied knowing Swetnick and referred to the allegations as something out of the “Twilight Zone.”

Zero Hedge

Published  6 months ago

The British government "expressed grave concerns" to the US government over the declassification and release of material related to the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the New York Times. President Trump ordered a wide swath of materials "immediately" declassified "without redaction" on Monday, only to change his mind later in the week by allowing the DOJ Inspector General to review the materials first.

The Times reports that the UK's concern was over material which "includes direct references to conversations between American law enforcement officials and Christopher Steele," the former MI6 agent who compiled the infamous "Steele Dossier." The UK's objection, according to former US and British officials, was over revealing Steele's identity in an official document, "regardless of whether he had been named in press reports."

We would note, however, that Steele's name was contained within the Nunes Memo - the House Intelligence Committee's majority opinion in the Trump-Russia case.

Steele also had extensive contacts with DOJ official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who - along with Steele - was paid by opposition research firm Fusion GPS in the anti-Trump campaign. Trump called for the declassification of FBI notes of interviews with Ohr, which would ostensibly reveal more about his relationship with Steele. Ohr was demoted twice within the Department of Justice for lying about his contacts with Fusion GPS.

Perhaps the Brits are also concerned since much of the espionage performed on the Trump campaign was conducted on UK soil throughout 2016. Recall that Trump aid George Papadopoulos was lured to London in March, 2016, where Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud fed him the rumor that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. It was later at a London bar that Papadopoulos would drunkenly pass the rumor to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer (who Strzok flew to London to meet with).

Halper, a veteran of four Republican administrations, reached out to Trump aide George Papadopoulos in September 2016 with an offer to fly to London to write an academic paper on energy exploration in the Mediterranean Sea.

Papadopoulos accepted a flight to London and a $3,000 honorarium. He claims that during a meeting in London, Halper asked him whether he knew anything about Russian hacking of Democrats’ emails.

Papadopoulos had other contacts on British soil that he now believes were part of a government-sanctioned surveillance operation. -Daily Caller

In total, Halper received over $1 million from the Obama Pentagon for "research," over $400,000 of which was granted before and during the 2016 election season.

In short, it's understandable that the UK would prefer to hide their involvement in the "witch hunt" of Donald Trump since much of the counterintelligence investigation was conducted on UK soil. And if the Brits had knowledge of the operation, it will bolster claims that they meddled in the 2016 US election by assisting what appears to have been a set-up from the start.

Steele's ham-handed dossier is a mere embarrassment, as virtually none of the claims asserted by the former MI6 agent have been proven true.

Steele, a former MI6 agent, is the author of the infamous and unverified anti-Trump dossier. He worked as a confidential human source for the FBI for years before the relationship was severed just before the election because of Steele’s unauthorized contacts with the press.

He shared results of his investigation into Trump’s links to Russia with the FBI beginning in early July 2016.

The FBI relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to fill out applications for four FISA warrants against Page. Page has denied the dossier’s claims, which include that he was the Trump campaign’s back channel to the Kremlin. -Daily Caller

That said, Steele hasn't worked for the British government since 2009, so for their excuse focusing on the former MI6 agent while ignoring the multitude of events which occurred on UK soil, is curious.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

In the past week anti-Trump activist Christine Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of groping her over her swimsuit sometime around 36 years ago at an unknown place. The three men she accused of being present during the incident have all vehemently denied her accusations. Ford picked at least two far left attorneys to represent her […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  7 months ago

In the past week anti-Trump activist Christine Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of groping her over her swimsuit sometime around 36 years ago at an unknown place. The three men she accused of being present during the incident have all vehemently denied her accusations. Ford picked at least two far left attorneys to represent her […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  7 months ago

In the past week anti-Trump activist Christine Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of groping her over her swimsuit sometime around 36 years ago at an unknown place. The three men she accused of being present during the incident have all vehemently denied her accusations. Ford picked at least two far left attorneys to represent her […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  7 months ago

It’s no secret that the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives and conservative content. Last week President Trump warned Google about it’s biased practices against conservatives and conservative content in their search feature. Twitter has also been accused of shadow-banning Republican politicians and conservative voices. And Facebook is probably the worst violator. Facebook has […]

The American Mirror

Published  7 months ago

The federal government, U.S. Supreme Court, and lawyers across the country use the word “illegal alien” to describe immigrants who illegally enter the country, because that’s the definition in the law. But Twitter makes its own laws, and the social media giant is now blocking folks from promoting any messages with the phrase, which its moderators apparently consider “hate speech.” 1/ Twitter is not allowing us to promote any tweets including the phrase 'illegal alien(s)', citing it as 'Hateful Content.' However, the phrase 'illegal aliens' has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court. — Center for

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

A scandal has engulfed CNN just over a year after three senior network staffers were forced to resign in disgrace over a similar scandal.

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  7 months ago

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

BuzzFeed News

Published  7 months ago

Davis, Cohen’s lawyer and spokesperson, said he also regrets lying about his involvement in the story on CNN's air last week.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Published  8 months ago

Jason Kessler

08/12 12:24 pm

Relying on familiar tropes of “white genocide” and “demographic displacement,” white nationalist blogger Jason Kessler seeks notoriety with his "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Truthfeed

Published  8 months ago

The man who claimed all of his “pedophilia” comments were just a “joke” is in some very, very hot water.

Director of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” James Gunn, attended pedophilia-themed parties and had his photos taken with women dressed as children.

Daily Caller’s reporter Ian Miles Cheong, who once defended Gunn, is the person who found them.

The caption reads, ” I went to a LOT of theme parties. To Catch a Predator.”

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  8 months ago

$bp("Brid_33667405", {"id":"13161","width":"711","height":"400","video":"276918"}); Police in very liberal Berkeley, California and Portland, Oregon had to deal with violent Antifa folks over the weekend. Now, Berkeley has released names and headshots of individuals arrested

Diamond & Silk

Published  8 months ago

A new federal court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program reveals just how important it is to have federal judges who are faithful to the Constitution and non-activist judges who think that they are there to make their own law. Because what one just did is not good.

From Daily Caller:

A federal judge ruled on Friday afternoon that the Trump administration must restart the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Judge John Bates stated in his opinion that the Trump administration failed to provide sufficient justification for ending President Obama’s program.

How about paying attention to the Constitution and the laws of this country? That’s not sufficient enough justification?

The program provides that children who were brought to the United States illegally can remain in the country temporarily. It involves about 800,000 people who have been allowed to stay under the program who have been nicknamed ‘Dreamers.

Before Obama started the program, he noted multiple times that it was not within his Constitutional authority to do it. Congress had explicitly rejected doing it previously, so it was basically Obama created a new law. But Obama countermanded Congress with an executive order.

Here’s a sample:

And when he ultimately did do it anyway in 2012, despite what he had said, he noted that there were no guarantees and that it was temporary.

So President Donald Trump tried to do the right thing. He said he was ending the unconstitutional program by his own executive order but he asked Congress to come to an answer on it in six months to give them the opportunity to set something up if they chose to do so. They failed.

Now the judge is basically saying that Obama’s unconstitutional expressly temporary executive order has to stand and counts more than Trump’s executive order to correct it, that Trump has to have a “justification” for upholding the Constitution.

The judge also said that the Trump administration has 20 days to appeal.

That’s a pretty sure bet that they will.

Sean Hannity

Published  8 months ago

Fox News continued to dominate the basic cable market in July, with ‘Hannity’ taking the top spot as the most watched news program in the United States.

Fox News took the top spot for the 25th consecutive month in a row as Sean Hannity gathered approximately 3.37 million viewers daily.

The most watched program of the month was Hannity’s special coverage of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, with over 5.8 million viewers tuning-in.

“CNN fared the worst out of the big three cable news networks, placing 10th in primetime and 7th in total day. In primetime, CNN fell to Home and Garden Television, USA Network, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Hallmark Channel, and more,” writes the Daily Caller.

Read the full story at the Daily Caller.

Washington Examiner

Published  8 months ago

Hall of Fame conservative radio host Mark Levin is blowing the whistle on what he sees as a double standard over the Trump administration’s move last week to bar a CNN White House reporter from an event after she shouted several questions at the president inside the Oval Office.

On his top-ranked radio show, Levin mocked media that has “circled the wagons” around CNN’s Kaitlan Collins who asked Trump, sitting with European Union Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, about tapes the cable network had of the president allegedly talking with his former lawyer about payments to a Playboy model.

The White House claimed the questions were rude and came after the press pool was asked to leave the Oval Office. As a result, they barred her from a subsequent event, prompting most media including Fox to defend Collins.

C-SPAN pulled out this section of the scrum showing that the event was over when Collins started asking her questions. Juncker appears to be chuckling at the scene as aides try to get reporters to leave.

Levin raised the double standard and the handling of conservative press by the former Obama administration and how when they were targeted the liberal media didn't rally for them.

He noted, for example, that three reporters from conservative outlets that endorsed Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid in 2008 were refused entry on the Obama campaign plane. “So he gets rid of the conservatives, gets rid of them, and by the way Glamour magazine and others were allowed to stay on the plane,” said Levin, the latest member of the Radio Hall of Fame.

He also played recordings of a conservative reporter, Neil Munro, then with the Daily Caller, who on June 15, 2012 interrupted Obama to ask questions about his new policy of opening the door to illegal immigrant minors.

“Obama cut him off and shut him down and the media agree with him, no circling of the wagons around Mr. Munro,” said Levin.

“I don’t remember news organizations putting out statements defending Neil Munro, do you? And he wasn’t in the Oval Office, the time wasn’t cut off, Obama wasn’t with another foreign leader, he wasn’t being asked about prosecutors and such investigating him and such because that didn’t happen of course because he’s Obama, they’d never do that, but he asked a policy question,” said Levin.

He also noted that many said that Munro’s tactic was racist. “Munro’s interruption was racist,” said Levin, after playing comments attacking the reporter for asking Obama while he was speaking if his new policy was fair to American workers.

In defending CNN, Levin noted that some reporters said asking a president anything was their First Amendment right. Said Levin, “They love the Constitution except when it comes to most of it.” And, he added, “There’s other parts of the First Amendment that they don’t believe in, like religious liberty.”

He also played CNN Wolf Blitzer’s reaction to the barring of its reporter. It’s something, he said, “that you would expect to see in some totalitarian regime.” Said Levin, “I’m surprised he didn’t say Hitler’s Third Reich.”