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  • 10 Greatest Military Operation Names

    03/16/2018 5:35:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | James Barber
    "7 Days in Entebbe" (now in theaters) tells the story of Operation Thunderbolt, the daring 1976 rescue of 94 Israeli passengers and 12 crew members from an Air France grounded in Uganda after a hijacking by German PLO sympathizers. Inspired by the movie, we've got a list of the ten greatest operation names in military history. The Entebbe raid was an enormous story back in 1976, so big that is wasn't totally overshadowed by the fact that the raid took place on the American Bicentennial on July 4, 1976. The popular fascination with the successful raid inspired two better-than-average, all-star...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesnít faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, whoís staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, sheís confident about her prospects of winning. ďI am running, and Iím going to win,Ē the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. ďI think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.Ē Politico recently reported that Corker is ďlisteningĒ to...
  • The Democratic Party of Today

    01/25/2018 6:56:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 25, 2018 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- As the Democrats grow increasingly ravenous to have a shot at the presidency of Donald Trump, they are beginning to train their guns on the frontrunners for the nomination. That means they are contemplating finishing off Sen. Elizabeth Warren long before 2020. They are taking aim at her claim to being a Native American maiden, though Trump has the best line on her. He calls her "Pocahontas." If she ever gets to debate him, that ought to be the end of our modern-day Sitting Bull. Poof. By then, the president ought to be able to calculate how much...
  • Picking the Lock in Alabama

    12/14/2017 9:12:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 15, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down 37 percent from November 2016. It was down less, 31 percent, in the five metropolitan counties around Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile, with their black communities and most of the state's highly educated whites. Turnout was down by even less, 28 percent, in the 10 rural counties where the majority of voters are black. But it plunged 42 percent in the remaining 52...
  • TIME Honors Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' As 'Top Non-Fiction Book' of the Year

    11/24/2017 5:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine is already celebrating their Best of 2017, and their favorite "Non-Fiction" book of the year is....Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir What Happened. Time assistant managing editor Claire Howorth gushed, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." It came complete with buying instructions from Amazon, and Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out how "honored" she was: "I loved writing this book, & Iím honored to be in such great company on this list!" Number two on the...
  • Tom Cotton won't speculate about expelling Roy Moore if he's elected:

    11/19/2017 1:16:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton refused to speculate about what the Senate should do if Roy Moore wins his Senate race in Alabama after being accused of sexually harassing and assaulting multiple women. Cotton, a Republican, said itís up to the people of Alabama to decide if thatís the kind of man they want representing them in the Senate. ďAs far as Roy Moore goes, I'm not going to speculate about what may happen should he win. We're three weeks out from the election, he made it pretty clear this week that he's not going to step aside Ö itís up...
  • Pay Attention to the Arizona Governorís Race

    11/13/2017 5:47:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 13, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    With all due respect to Senator Jeff Flakeís recent surrender to prevailing populist political winds, and the reasonable assumption that Senator John McCain would face stiff headwinds if he was up for reelection this year, Republican Governor Doug Ducey also has big problems on the horizon as he seeks reelection in 2018. Sure, conventional wisdom could lead one to believe a Koch Brothersí favorite with all the trappings and advantages of power (including millions of dollars in expected fundraising and independent expenditures) could not be defeated in the historically red state of Arizona. However, like the 2016 election, the 2018...
  • Media Spin: From Virginia and New Jersey to the Dossier and Menendez

    11/11/2017 5:54:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is always amazing to see how the liberal media play their game of spinning for Democrats. The latest one? To try and convince people that Democratic wins in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races were rebukes of President Trump. Yes, there were increases for Democrats in Virginia. Yes, polling, such as that quoted here in The Hill, says Democrats were motivated by anger at Trump. And yes, Ralph Northam got more votes than any previous candidate for governor. Whether Northam won by five votes or five million, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, a blue state, should...
  • Political Pros Fear Campaigns No Longer Matter

    09/28/2017 2:12:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | September 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Another interesting story here from Real Clear Politics: ďPolitical Campaigning May Be Mostly Pointless.Ē What do you think this story is? Snerdley, youíre highly tuned to this kind of stuff. If you see that headline, ďPolitical Campaigning May Be Mostly Pointless,Ē whatís this story about? It is about the fact that Hillary Clinton spent more money than anybody spent in the campaign and it didnít get her a single vote, that Donald Trump didnít spend a dime, and he won. And so, again, this is the political establishment being flipped upside down. Money has always equaled victory. Whoever had...
  • Hello, Media Fact Checkers! Hillary Claims She Beat Trump, and Nixon Was Impeached

    05/28/2017 8:54:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    The Associated Press, PolitiFact, CNN, Snopes and all of the other "fact-checkers" should be busy this weekend and well into next week vetting the howlers contained in Rebecca Traister's New York Magazine Friday afternoon interview of a politician who has been in the public eye for decades. But it's a virtual lock that they won't bother, because the person Traister interviewed was Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton's montage of mendacity is virtually guaranteed to escape the scrutiny of "fact-checkers" because, as I noted at NewsBusters in mid-April, they "overwhelmingly select facts presented by Republican and conservative politicians and pundits, while ignoring similar howlers generated by...
  • PBS 'Frontline' Director Wrongly Claims 7-Year Navy Vet Steve Bannon Had Zero Military Experience

    05/24/2017 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | May 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    On Tuesday night, the leftish PBS documentary series Frontline aired a documentary titled ¬ďBannon¬ís War¬Ē which seemed awfully reminscent of their anti-Cheney documentary suggestively titled ¬ďThe Dark Side.¬Ē If you¬íre not a liberal PBS fanatic, it was another boring and predictable slog, attacking Bannon and Trump with lots of black and white photos and scary-sounding orchestral music. It was more eye-opening to see the Frontline director and writer Michael Kirk appearing on C-SPAN¬ís Washington Journal to promote his anti-Bannon film on Tuesday morning, where made a flat-out false statement about Bannon¬ís resume, saying ¬ďHe¬íd never been in the military.¬Ē What?...
  • Tucker Carlson Rips Ex-MSNBCer Krystal Ball's Absurd Impeachment Arguments

    05/19/2017 11:17:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 18, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On the left, there is obsessive talk of impeaching Donald Trump. Despite the fact that the press reports which supposedly form the foundation of such talk are almost always based on anonymous sources, and despite the fact that the Trump administration has successfully refuted most if not all of them, the obsession continues. On his Wednesday night show, after successfully swatting away pathetic pro-impeachment arguments made by guest Krystal Ball and her citations of weak-kneed Republicans who can't seem to resist bending with the Beltway wind, Tucker Carlson got fed up. The segment (posted in full here) opened with a...
  • NBC Finally Finds Trump Voter With Buyerís Remorse...Heís a Democrat

    04/27/2017 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After spending months trying to get Trump voters to express regret for their support of the President, on Thursday, NBC News political analyst Nicolle Wallace took to the Today show to eagerly announce that she finally found a regretful supporter. He turned out to a liberal millennial who backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary before voting for Donald Trump in the general election.          Wallace led off the segment by reminding viewers of her crusade to understand Trump voters: “So we began this journey five months ago with the goal of meeting and listening to the people...
  • Spicer Slams Media: Dems Didnít ĎAlmost Winí in Georgia, ĎThey Lostí

    04/19/2017 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During Wednesday¬ís White House briefing, NBC reporter Hallie Jackson asked if President Trump was ¬ďexpending too much political capital on a race that Republicans should be winning easily,¬Ē referring to Georgia¬ís special congressional election. In response, Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasted the absurd liberal media narrative that it was a ¬ďsymbolic¬Ē or ¬ďemotional¬Ē victory for Democrats despite their candidate falling short. "¬ďI thought that some of the coverage was a little intriguing as I watched it....Democrats went all in on this race. They spent over $8.3 million. They said on the record that their goal was to win this race....
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

    04/15/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This epic fail occurred even though the following comparison was known early on: The MOAB has the force of 11 tons of TNT. For comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had the force of 15 thousand tons of TNT. The destructive force of the...
  • ĎMeet the Pressí Debates If Hillary Lost Because of the Countryís ĎMisogynyí

    04/09/2017 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a ridiculous discussion that sounded as though it belonged in a forum of a left-wing website, the panel on Sunday‚Äôs Meet the Press bemoaned how the country‚Äôs attitude towards women cost Hillary Clinton the White House. Moderator Chuck Todd read from the recent NYT column of Nicholas Kristof, who described Clinton‚Äôs idea of Trump voters as ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt agree with him, I‚Äôm not sure I really approve of him, but he looks like somebody who‚Äôs been president before.‚ÄĚ Paraphrasing Clinton, Todd suggested that ‚Äúshe believed misogyny played a much larger role in this than it‚Äôs been analyzed by many...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Loses It: Won't 'Aid And Abet' Trump's Surveillance Claim

    04/04/2017 6:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | April 4, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    The wagon-circling campaign to protect Obama administration and intelligence community officials who surveilled Donald Trump and his transition team during his presidential campaign and post-victory transition is moving into hyperdrive. On Monday, CNN's Don Lemon proclaimed that "there is no evidence whatsoever" supporting Donald Trump's claim about having been "spied on illegally" (note the inclusion of the word "illegally," which is crucial), and declared that he would not "aid and abet the people who are trying to misinform you." Lemon's stridency as he delivered his rant on CNN Tonight appeared to betray "he protests too much" behavior, while subsequent events...
  • Unhinged Zakaria Unleashes on 'Bull****' Trump

    03/18/2017 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 18, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    He's done it before, but he quadrupled down this time. CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, who insists that former President Barack Obama's administration was "largely scandal-free," contended on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight show Friday evening that Donald Trump owes his whole life, his success and his election to the presidency to "bullsh*tting." As Matthew Balan at NewsBusters observed in early August, Zakaria described Trump as a "bullsh*t artist," and went to the left's favorite characterization of anyone they disagree with or don't like: CNN's Fareed Zakaria ripped Donald Trump with an uncensored expletive on Monday's Wolf program over the billionaire's...
  • Desperate Andrea Mitchell Badgers Ed Rendell for Possible Vote Recount

    11/23/2016 3:50:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | November 23, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC‚Äôs resident Hillary Clinton super-fan, Andrea Mitchell, came across as particularly desperate Wednesday as she dedicated a segment of Andrea Mitchell Reports to dreaming of a possible recount in three key swing states. ‚ÄúSome Clinton supporters are trying to mount a campaign to ask for an audit in key states to see if a recount should be ordered,‚ÄĚ she reported, ‚ÄúAccording to a group of election lawyers and computer scientists‚Ķ there is quote, ‚ÄėPersuasive evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan may have been manipulated or hacked.‚Äô‚ÄĚ The report Mitchell was staking her hopes and dreams on was...
  • NBCís Andrea Mitchell Is Distraught over Comey Letter to Congress

    10/30/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | October 30, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the recent discovery of e-mails, possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton private server investigation on a device belonging to Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday to inform them. Beyond the waves that the letter created, it appears to have left NBC‚Äôs reporter and Clinton super-fan Andrea Mitchell absolutely distraught over when this means for her candidates‚Äô campaign. ‚ÄúThis is just the worst possible situation for the FBI, for the country, for Hillary Clinton certainly,‚ÄĚ Mitchell exclaimed during Meet the Press on Sunday. Mitchell praised Clinton for going ‚Äúnuclear‚ÄĚ on the FBI director as...