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  • DNC, DCCC Pay $1.3 Million for Hillary Group’s Lists

    04/25/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Joe Schoffstall
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) paid $1.3 million to a "resistance" group led by Hillary Clinton for the acquisition of its lists, filings show. Clinton launched Onward Together in April of last year with the intent of providing funding to established liberal groups that could quickly counter President Donald Trump using direct action and protests. Last May, Clinton pushed $800,000 from her campaign funds to her group. The DNC, which is millions of dollars in debt, found a way to cut hefty checks to Clinton's group even as they neglected state Democratic parties.
  • Nationwide protests planned if President Trump moves against Mueller or Rosenstein

    04/25/2018 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    WFAA - ABC Local ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Fredreka Schouten,
    More than 360,000 people have committed to take to the streets in nationwide protests should President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A coalition of roughly 100 mostly liberal groups is helping plan the 900 demonstrations, which organizers say would launch within hours of the firing or other significant action to thwart the investigation. “No one is hoping for a constitutional crisis,” said David Sievers, campaign director of MoveOn, one of the groups behind the “Nobody is Above the Law” demonstrations. “But...
  • Opinion: Robert Mueller’s Last Resort

    04/25/2018 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | By John N. Tye and Mark S. Zaid
    It’s a nightmare scenario, but it’s not hard to imagine: President Trump, growing tired of the Russia investigation as it closes in on him, fires Robert S. Mueller III and moves to dismantle the Office of Special Counsel. This would be a serious assault on the rule of law in the United States. The ability of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws would be in grave doubt. By now, Mr. Mueller has presumably amassed a great deal of evidence, some of which is highly classified, that may point toward serious crimes. Americans might reasonably wonder whether perpetrators, if...
  • Judicial Watch: New Clinton Emails Reveal Classified Docs, Clinton Foundation Connections

    04/25/2018 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 25, 2018 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released 281 pages of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“” email system. The emails, dated 2010 through 2013, contain classified information and detail collusion between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Ten emails contain classified information redacted “in the interest of national defense or foreign policy,” including confidential sources, and concern Israel and the Middle East. Most of the emails include exchanges with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The emails show Hillary Clinton conducted classified and sensitive...
  • Exclusive: Poll Shows Americans Side with Trump over Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 12:16:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/25/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A national poll conducted of 1,000 likely voters by McLaughlin & Associates and former Clinton pollster Dick Morris provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows support for President Trump and suspicion of the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. By a margin of 51 percent to 33 percent, voters do not believe Mueller has found “real evidence of corruption by the president.” More specifically, by a margin of 10 points, 43 percent to 33 percent, voters feel that Mueller has not uncovered any evidence that “President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.” A plurality of voters, 43 percent...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 10:12:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate...
  • China's social credit system keeps a critical eye on everyday behavior (Big Brother)

    04/25/2018 11:57:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ben Tracy
    *China has created Big Brother* In some of China's largest cities, a high-tech effort is underway to bust low-level offenders like jaywalkers. Cameras record them going through intersections, zero in on their face and publicly shame them on nearby video screens. It's all part of the Chinese government's new social credit system where people's daily behavior is monitored and rated."I think it's a good thing," one woman said. "It makes people more honest." But this social credit rating goes far beyond a traditional credit score which is based on your finances. China's version factors in everything from jaywalking, to smoking...
  • Gun Dynamics Launches First-Ever Crowdfunding Platform for Firearms and Firearm Products

    04/25/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 5 replies
    Gun Dynamics ^ | April 25 | Gun Dynamics
    On this 243rd anniversary of the "shot heard around the world," Gun Dynamics (GD) is starting a new revolution in the American firearms space. Founded in response to the firearm product blackouts held up by all major crowdfunding platforms, Gun Dynamics exists to provide firearm innovators and inventors a platform to showcase their products and raise capital within a community of engaged gun enthusiasts.
  • Are There Any Adults Left in Washington, D.C.?

    04/25/2018 11:32:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    As America approaches her 250th birthday, her instruction manual, the U.S. Constitution, is under assault as never before. The First Amendment is under attack by campus speech police and social media, censoring and deciding which political statements are welcomed and which are verboten. The Second Amendment is threatened by leftist elitists happy to ban guns for the law-abiding as long as they can have armed guards protecting themselves and their families from the criminals who don't give a whit about whatever gun laws the left proposes. It's not only the Bill of Rights under assault, but also Article Two of...
  • Why Democrats Should Get On Board With Universal Employment

    04/25/2018 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    WBUR Public Radio ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Miles Howard
    Two years ago, the Democratic frontrunner running for president scored votes and pundit points by reasoning that universal health care — among other big ideas being floated by liberals at the time — was too difficult: that progress happens in increments, and not earthquakes. That was 2016. This year, likely Democratic contenders for the 2020 White House race have embraced not only single-payer, but as of this week, an even more radical idea that makes government health care look like an exercise in political moderatism. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booger and Bernie Sanders have each called for a program that would...
  • Supreme Court’s conservative justices appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban

    04/25/2018 10:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2018 | By Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow and Matt Zapotosky
    The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed to agree Wednesday that President Trump has the authority to ban immigrants from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country. Lower courts have struck down each of the three iterations of the president’s travel ban proclamation, the first of which was issued just a week after he took office in January 2017. But the conservative-leaning Supreme Court may be Trump’s best hope, and it gave the administration a boost by allowing the ban to go into effect in December while considering the challenges to it....
  • LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s travel ban [full audio at link]

    04/25/2018 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | April 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. The audio recordings of Wednesday’s arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii case were released. Listen to the arguments in the player above.
  • Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests

    04/25/2018 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Alexandra Ulmer, Marianna Parraga, Ernest Scheyder
    U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall that has resulted in detentions of more than 80 executives at PDVSA and business partners. The Chevron workers may face...
  • Fresno State Won’t Punish Professor Who Bashed Barbara Bush

    04/25/2018 9:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Melanie Arter
    The Fresno State University professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday. In a letter to the “Campus Community,” Fresno State University President Joseph Castro said professor Randa Jarrar’s “conduct was insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university.” However, “After completing this process, we have concluded that Professor Jarrar did not violate any CSU or university policies and that she was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account,” Castro wrote. “Her comments, although disgraceful, are...
  • Bill Kristol Predicts Democrats Will Sweep Midterms And Turn GOP Against Donald Trump [VIDEO]

    04/25/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Nick Givas
    Editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, predicts Democrats will win back both houses of Congress in November, causing Republicans to turn against President Donald Trump. “I think the chances of Democrats winning both houses are pretty good now,” Kristol said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s obviously important if Democrats win the House and/or the Senate and changes the dynamics for the next two years. But the day after election day for Republicans, something you and I have talked about a lot, Joe, is very important.” “That’s the moment where Republicans stop justifying the vote in 2016 for Donald...
  • The Supreme Court: The Travel Ban’s Moment of Truth

    04/25/2018 8:44:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/25/2018 | Andy Schlafly
    Editor's Note: John Schlafly co-wrote this column. After being routed in the 2016 presidential primaries, a motley band of unreformed Never Trump Republicans gathered this week to make their last stand in the Supreme Court. They are asking the court to overturn what, other than the wall on the Mexican border, was the most decisive promise of the Trump campaign. The group includes Republicans who were prominent on the national scene ten, twenty and even thirty years ago, including former New Jersey Governors Tom Kean and Christine Todd Whitman, who publicly declared in February 2016 that “I know I won’t...
  • AP, Other Media Seek Access to Records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 8:40:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
    he Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The media coalition argued in a court filing Wednesday that Mueller's probe is "one of the most consequential criminal investigations in our nation's history" and that there's overwhelming public interest in records from the case. The news organizations are specifically asking for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. They also want the judge to unseal law enforcement applications for search warrants, including on Manafort's home and a storage unit.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 25,2018

    04/25/2018 8:30:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 25, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Anti-gun liberal (literally) mugged by reality

    04/25/2018 8:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Rick Moran
    Writer Ryan Moore was a confirmed lifelong anti-gun liberal. He even tweeted out a request to President Obama to repeal the Second Amendment in 2012. But one day, Moore was confronted with a situation that changed his entire perspective on guns to the point where he is now a life member of the NRA. Moore was literally mugged by reality.
  • Juanita Broaddrick Bill Clinton Rape 40th Anniversary: ‘I Want Everyone to Know He Is a Rapist’ (tr)

    04/25/2018 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2018 | By Marie Solis
    On Wednesday, Juanita Broaddrick marked 40 years since her alleged sexual assault by Bill Clinton with a tear on Twitter, recalling the entire timeline of events that led up to what she calls the "forcible, brutal rape" that she said took place on April 25, 1978. "On this morning, 40 years ago, my life changed forever," Broaddrick wrote Wednesday morning. "On 4-25-78, I was brutally raped by Ark. AG Bill Clinton. I have spent the majority of my life trying to forget...and watching the Evil thrive." As Broaddrick—who was working on Clinton's campaign for Arkansas governor at the time—tells it,...