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  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • Obama's sex secrets laid bare...? Gaak!

    05/04/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/17 | reporter
    The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', the book about the former president reveals. They also did cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship. His past is revealed...
  • Bill Clinton Knew Hillary Was Doomed – But Campaign Staff Ignored Him

    05/02/2017 1:16:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Political Insider/NY Post ^ | May 2, 2017 3:34PM
    Hillary Clinton lost. She, her family, her party, and the media are having a hard time coming to grips with that reality. She failed to connect with the people and couldn’t escape her own self-inflicted injuries and scandals. She also relied on data and analytics that never told her the real story and only re-enforced what her operatives thought was true. Democrats act like “no one” could have foreseen Hillary’s loss. How could they? All the polls and data pointed towards a landslide historic victory for Hillary Clinton. Everyone KNEW this would be the case. ADVERTISEMENT Except for one man....
  • The Moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give-up her dream

    05/01/2017 1:14:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/1/17 | Allen and Parnes
    Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clinton’s moment in history — from the glass ceiling at Manhattan’s Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bill’s suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book, “Shattered,’’ political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clinton’s world on the night that changed her life — and the nation — forever.
  • Breitbart News Releases e-Book: ‘The First 100 Days of Trump’

    05/01/2017 3:04:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART NEWS
    Breitbart News has released a new e-Book, The First 100 Days of Trump, providing a concise yet comprehensive summary of each day’s events at the outset of the 45th presidency. Written by Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak, the 71-page e-book offers readers an overview of an historic, and often controversial, administration — from the early slew of executive orders, to the confirmation battle over Neil Gorsuch, to the air strike against Syria, and beyond.
  • The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream (Feel-good story of the day)

    04/30/2017 8:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 30, 2017 | Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
    Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clinton’s moment in history — from the glass ceiling at Manhattan’s Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bill’s suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book “Shattered,’’ political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clinton’s world on the night that changed her life — and the nation — forever. Hillary’s communications team decamped to the Javits...
  • John Kasich New Book: Trump Won Election Because America in Spiritual Decline

    04/29/2017 8:03:35 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies ^ | 29 Apr 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed in his new book that the reason President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, Kasich blamed Trump’s electoral win on groups ranging from the media to dishonest politicians, but he also said one of the main reasons Trump won was because of the spiritual decline in America. “I happen to believe that you can’t guide an entire society without a shared religious foundation,” Kasich wrote. “I saw Trump’s reckless entreaties as a weakening of our shared American values — even more so,...
  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 47 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...
  • How Hillary Doomed Her 'Inevitable Presidency'

    04/28/2017 5:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    While we're examining the accomplishments of Donald Trump's first hundred days -- putting his man on the U.S. Supreme Court is the biggie -- Hillary Clinton is getting the once-over (and the second and third) for all the reasons why she's not the first woman to preside over her first hundred days in the Oval Office. She never understood that "the fault, dear Hillary, is not in the stars, but in yourself." In "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," the book Washington, D.C., is talking about, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write a sweeping drama with lots of supporting actors...
  • New Biography: Young Obama ‘Considered Gayness’

    04/26/2017 7:37:17 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2016 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a chapter about the former president’s two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. ------------------------------------------------- “Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to...
  • ‘Shattered’ Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After...

    04/21/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/21/17 | Jerome Hudson
    The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump’s supposed support from “white nationalists.”From Shattered: On a phone call with a longtime friend a couple of days after the election, Hillary was much less accepting of her defeat. She put a fine point on the factors she believed cost her the presidency: the...
  • Shattered: A New Fairy Tale about How Hillary ‘Forgot’ White Voters

    04/20/2017 1:02:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | April 20, 2017 | Colin Flaherty
    The Russians are off the hook. The chattering geniuses have discovered a new villain to blame for the shattering demise of their heroine, Hillary. White guys did it. The same reporters who cheered Hillary’s every misstep and doubted every Trump triumph are now trying to convince us that Hillary would be wearing the presidential pants suits today if only her staffers had not forgotten about white voters. That is what we learned from Shattered, the latest 2016 campaign obituary that crashed into bookstores this week. The pundits were so busy misreporting the election, they did not listen to what was...
  • A brief (?) review of ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’

    04/19/2017 10:10:06 PM PDT · by relictele · 33 replies
    Self | 04 Apr 2017 | Self
    Despite the grim, fatalistic title make no mistake: this is a hagiography. These authors, after all, produced ‘HRC: State Secrets And The Rebirth Of Hillary Clinton’ in 2014. That book, of course, was an unabashed hagiography featuring information gleaned from the so-called inner circle. The authors employ the same method here, guaranteeing interviewees that they will be ‘on background’ and not identified by name. Had Allen & Parnes been Atlanta-based sportswriters covering Super Bowl LI, they would have provided painstaking detail of every aspect of the Falcons’ game preparation and playcalling – and the New England Patriots would simply be...
  • Crooked Hillary Spied on Her Own Campaign Staff

    04/18/2017 5:09:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    Crooked Hillary Clinton did not even trust her closest advisers. She spied on them. The New York Post reported: Years before Hillary Clinton’s private email server ever became a campaign issue, Clinton spent a few months doing some digital snooping on her own staff. The new book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes (Crown, out now) reveals that in the summer of 2008, Clinton wanted an honest assessment of what had gone wrong in her failed presidential bid against Barack Obama. To this end, she had a trusted aide access the campaign’s server and...
  • Biden was crushed by ‘silent rebuke’ from Obama

    04/18/2017 12:21:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden seriously considered throwing his hat in the ring of the 2016 presidential campaign, but ultimately decided not to after the death of his son, Beau Biden, from brain cancer in May 2015. In the new book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes (Crown, out now), the authors reveal that before Beau got sick, the Biden family was focused on the son’s future political prospects. Modal Trigger “The elder Biden didn’t want to interfere with his son’s political ascent and worried that his own presidential bid would make it harder for...
  • 'Shattered': Book Mocks Hillary's Kickoff Speech that Author Praised in 2015

    04/18/2017 11:06:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign could just as accurately been titled, Shattered: How a Pair of MSM Journalists Inadvertently Destroyed Their Credibility. The reason is that while authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes are now somewhat frank in revealing the faults of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, back when they were reporting on it they acted as cheerleaders for her. As proof we have the first chapter of the book which went into detail on the background of the gymnastics that went into crafting via committee the banalities that went into Hillary's lackluster kickoff speech on June 13, 2015 at...
  • Inside the Hillary Hindenburg

    04/18/2017 10:12:13 AM PDT · by billorites · 78 replies
    Axious ^ | April 17, 2017 | Mike Allen
    A new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," makes it clear that whatever you thought was happening in Brooklyn at Clinton's campaign headquarters, it was worse. One of the kickers: Hillary's top aides were as miserable as midlevel bureaucrats in an agency with no clear plans. More highlights from the book: Jon Favreau, brought in to help with the announcement speech, "thought Clinton's campaign was reminiscent of John Kerry's, where he had gotten his start in 2004 — a bunch of operatives who were smart and accomplished ... but weren't united by any...
  • Clinton apologized to Obama on election night

    04/18/2017 7:10:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Hillary Clinton had to eat humble pie twice on election night. Clinton apologized to President Obama for her bruising loss — right after calling Donald Trump to offer him “congratulations,” according to a new book chronicling her 2016 presidential bid called “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” “Mr. President, I’m sorry,” she said, according to a Washington Post review of the book due out Tuesday. The White House urged Clinton to concede as Trump claimed battleground states — some by slim margins — because Obama wanted to avoid a messy recount.
  • Life Without Norms

    04/18/2017 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 18, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    What you end up with when the moral barriers topple is, not least, the end of due process at American colleges and universities. It's a dreadful prospect you likely wouldn't imagine without having scanned some of the stories on the rape crisis said to be spreading across American campuses. Supposedly, college women are at immense and growing risk of assault by males who take advantage of opportunity and superior strength to "have their way," as the old euphemism had it. Naturally, the claims have invited federal attention. (Everything seems, these days, to invite federal attention.) The respected investigative reporter Stuart...
  • Bill Clinton didn't want Hillary to apologize for server: book

    04/18/2017 6:51:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former President Bill Clinton originally did not want Hillary Clinton to apologize for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State, a new book reveals. The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen report in "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" that the former Democratic presidential nominee's top advisers thought she should apologize, regardless of whether or not she had done something wrong. But Bill Clinton thought differently. Instead, he thought his wife should explain what she was thinking and why she didn't believe she had done anything wrong with her email setup. During an...