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  • Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

    05/14/2017 5:58:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017
    New data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows an estimated 61.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 cast ballots, down from the 61.8 percent who voted in 2012 and well below the 63.8 percent who voted in 2004, the recent high-point of voter participation. White voters were most likely to turn out; 65.3 percent of whites told Census Bureau surveyors they voted in 2016, more than a full percentage point higher than their participation rate in 2012.  But voter turnout among black voters fell almost seven percentage points, to 59.4 percent, the Census figures show — after...
  • Mexican Nationals Meddled and Colluded in the 2016 Election

    02/18/2018 9:11:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Jack Cashill
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out the law clearly in his indictment of numerous Russian nationals and groups for their attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. As the indictment notes, the U.S. Department of Justice administers the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). FARA establishes a reporting protocol for foreign nationals, including non-government individuals "attempting to influence U.S. public opinion, policy, and law." To its credit, the FBI seems to have done a good job tracking Russian individuals and entities that violated FARA even if there was no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign or Russian hacking of the...
  • The Russian Indictments

    02/17/2018 9:04:24 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies
    The 37-page indictment contains no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign... On the evidence so far, President Trump has been the biggest victim of that effort, and he ought to be furious at Vladimir Putin. The indictment also contains no evidence that Russia’s meddling changed the electoral results. A U.S. presidential campaign is a maelstrom of information, charges and counter-charges, media reports and social-media chatter. The Russian Twitter bursts became part of this din and sought to reinforce existing biases more than they sought to change minds. The indictment also makes us wonder what the Obama Administration...
  • Following the Clintons' Final Con

    02/15/2018 5:25:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- For years, I have been saying that the Clintons lie when they do not have to, and that they tell a gigantic whopper when a little white lie would be perfectly adequate. This time-honored observation explains many of their past run-ins with the law. Now, in the lurid aftermath of Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat by Donald Trump, we see a variation of my observation playing itself out. Eventually, it will probably land some of Clinton's associates in jail; it will possibly snag even her. In 2016, despite being well ahead in the polls, the Clintons committed various misdemeanors...
  • Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress

    02/14/2018 7:17:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies
    On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed. Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: “the House Intel Committee has not interviewed a single witness in over a month”. [Video Here, quote @03:47] This statement is rather enlightening. A month earlier, January 4th, 2018, an agreement was finally made between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for complete disclosure of all unreadacted documents.....AND a list of witnesses who Nunes...
  • Were there really ever any Russians at all?

    02/11/2018 4:12:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-18 | DrJohn
    We have been fed an endless diet of Trump-Russia collusion by the media. It is based on the dossier compiled by one Christopher Steele. The more we learn about it, the more curious it becomes. The dossier was the basis for the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Carter Page. That in itself is very curious. Page has been on the FBI radar since at least 2014. Page is thought to have helped the FBI snare Russian spies in 2013 back then although he denies it. You'd think that the FBi would be able to determine if Page was...
  • WikiLeaks Dumps on Donna Brazile

    10/31/2016 3:56:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's another WikiLeaks dump today that's bad for Donna Brazile. It turns out she's been passing all kinds of questions to the Clinton campaign. Get this. CNN just announced that Donna Brazile will not be coming back. Quote, "We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned." Well, let's see if that discomfort continues into what they learn about Hillary, then! BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I need to check something. Didn't CNN...? When this whole thing came up about Brazile passing questions to Hillary, didn't CNN say that that was impossible because they hadn't shared the questions with...
  • WaPo writer found strategizing with Democrats now exploring new career opportunities

    01/13/2018 11:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back around Thanksgiving time, we looked at some groundbreaking reporting from the Washington Free Beacon where they exposed some less than media-neutral activities by one member of the press. Janell Ross, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was found to have participated in a highly secretive, big dollar fundraising and strategy conference for the Democrats. To be clear, Ross was not there reporting on the conference as part of her job. She wrote no articles about it and the WaPo said they didn’t even know that she had gone. She was a participant in the event, even sitting in...
  • Ted Cruz signals fight over Trump diplomat pick who spread 'tinfoil hat' conspiracy theories

    02/10/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief Connect with Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz signaled a bruising fight Thursday if the White House pushes ahead with the nominee for a coveted Caribbean diplomatic post who spread unfounded conspiracy theories about him during the 2016 campaign. As an ardent cheerleader for Donald Trump, beauty supply executive Leandro Rizzuto Jr. used Twitter to promote an unsubstantiated allegation that Cruz cheated on his wife, and other claims that Heidi Cruz herself was part of a cabal seeking to unite North America under one government. "I don't know the fellow. He seems to have unusual views," Cruz said Thursday through an aide. "I...
  • George W. Bush Claims There's 'Clear Evidence' Russia Interfered in Presidential Election

    02/08/2018 9:58:35 AM PST · by rktman · 108 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/8/2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Former president George W. Bush said that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, during a speech in Abu Dhabi Thursday. “Whether they affected the outcome is another question,” Bush added. He called it “problematic” that “a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.” “He’s got a chip on his shoulder,” Bush said about Putin. “The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him. Therefore, much of his moves (are) to regain Soviet hegemony.” The...
  • Wikileaks Reveals All the Journalists Who Schmoozed With Clinton Campaign

    02/07/2018 2:35:50 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    AIM ^ | February 7, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not news mainstream media lined up en masse behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, but it is worth noting how many in the media were willing to compromise their ability to report fairly on the election by connecting themselves to her campaign. At least 65 prominent mainstream media personalities were participating in dinners, cocktail receptions and other functions, according to an analysis of material exposed by Wikileaks. The events were held ostensibly to make them feel like insiders to the campaign and promoters of its objectives. In what was billed as an off-the-record meeting for drinks with...
  • Christopher Steele is no-show in London court in civil case over dossier

    02/06/2018 2:24:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/18 | Pamela K. Browne
    On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed. The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm. Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral...
  • Hillary Clinton still obsessed with loss, cites 66 million votes, 'down, not out'

    02/05/2018 11:14:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump isn’t the only one still talking about the remarkable 2016 election. So is Hillary Rodham Clinton, defeated by Trump despite winning the popular vote. In a new email promoting her group, Onward Together, Clinton refers to her 66 million votes — some 4 million more than Trump. And she notes that while she was knocked down, she wasn’t knocked out. The organization, which features Clinton’s mantra “resist, insist, persist, enlist,” is urging supporters to continue making donations. Onward Together sponsors groups and candidates that challenge Trump.(snip) Clinton added: Last year, in the midst of our disappointment and concern...
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • Democratic countermemo claims FBI revealed Steele funding in FISA application: report

    02/02/2018 9:35:17 PM PST · by bitt · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/2018 | josh delk
    A Democratic memo written to counter a Republican document released Friday claims that the government presented additional evidence that would undercut the GOP conclusion, according to The New York Times. Democrats have claimed key information was omitted in the Republican document, which was based on classified documents that have not been released. Republicans say in their now-public memo that the FBI did not reveal that information underlying a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) request came from a politically motivated source. The Democratic countermemo reportedly claims that the FBI did reveal the source of the information was politically motivated, according to...
  • Carter Page to update his lawsuits against the press after Nunes memo release

    02/02/2018 8:52:50 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 2, 2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page said Friday he will be updating his slander lawsuits against various news organizations in light of the release of the Nunes memo, and hailed the release of that memo as a way to "repair" U.S. democracy. In a statement to the Washington Examiner, Page he is looking forward updating his “pending legal action in opposition," but wasn't more specific. Page’s remarks were in response to the release of a classified and controversial memo that shows the so-called Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...
  • Nolte: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Also Explains Media Lies About Obama’s Trump Surveillance

    01/31/2018 2:38:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Victor Davis Hanson, one of the few remaining bright spots at the increasingly priggish and self-regarding National Review, has written another dynamite piece, one that perfectly explains the unethical (and possibly criminal) behavior currently being uncovered within the Obama administration, the 2016 Clinton campaign, the FBI, and Justice Department. “[I]f we’d seen a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, which was supposed to be a sure thing, there would now be no scandals at all,” Hanson writes. He explains, “That is, the current players probably broke laws and committed ethical violations not just because they were assured there would be...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

    01/30/2018 5:01:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies

    01/29/2018 5:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not all conspiracy theorists are unhinged paranoids—even when they insist there was a loosely organized if not sometimes incoherent effort to destroy Donald Trump’s candidacy beyond the bounds of “normal” politics and later a renewed and unprecedented endeavor to abort his presidency. After all, did anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election would immediately dub itself the “Resistance”—channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign against the Nazi occupation of France? Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump’s occupation...