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  • EXPOSED: Obama ordered CIA to spy on foreign presidential candidate

    05/27/2018 7:23:26 AM PDT · by ptsal · 48 replies
    Milne News ^ | 27-May-2018 | staff
    Former President Barack Hussein Obama not only ordered agencies to spy on just President Trump, but turns out he ordered the CIA to spy on then french presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. In a huge bombshell revealed from Wikileaks, Barack Obama interfered and ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on French presidential candidate Marine LaPen. The revelation was revealed when Julian Assange replied to President Donald Trump’s tweet about #Spygate being the biggest political scandal in U.S. history.
  • Women’s Studies emphasizes 'activism over academics': My experience at Georgetown University

    05/25/2018 9:34:03 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/26/2018 | by Amelia Irvine
    When I initially decided to take a Women’s and Gender Studies class, I knew that the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist. I did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this 'leftward bias', however. Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Our assigned readings for a class discussion on abortion were both written by pro-choice authors, and the professor made no attempt in class to provide an alternative perspective. When I attended a portion of the program’s 30th...
  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • Sweeping Veterans Choice Bill to Become Law Days Before Memorial Day

    05/23/2018 6:20:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 23, 2018 | Natalie Johnson
    The Senate on Wednesday is expected to easily pass legislation to give veterans the option to seek private-sector medical care when the Department of Veterans Affairs is unable to provide a patient with adequate or timely health services, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) said Tuesday. Isakson, who chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said President Donald Trump will sign the measure by the end of the week, codifying it into law just days before Memorial Day. The bill, called the VA Mission Act, sailed through the House last week in a 347-70 vote. "I'm delighted to say that a few...
  • Sinkhole develops on White House lawn

    05/22/2018 1:36:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Brett Samuels
    A sinkhole has developed on the White House’s North Lawn, reporters observed Tuesday. Voice of America’s Steve Herman and Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering shared photos on Twitter of the sinkhole, which is located just outside the entrance to the briefing room.
  • DNC Fundraising Woes Continue Ahead of Midterm Elections

    05/22/2018 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2018 | Jack Heretic
    The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising numbers show the party continues to have trouble with fundraising as the 2018 midterm elections approach. April 2018 marked the DNC's worst April of fundraising in a midterm election year since 2006, according to data filed with the Federal Election Commission. While the DNC raised only $7.9 million in April 2018, the Republican National Committee raised $13 million. April's numbers brought the RNC's totals to $43.8 million cash-on-hand and no debt, while the DNC's totals came to $8.7 million cash-on-hand and $5.3 million of debt. Some of the money recently spent by the DNC...
  • Washington Post: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

    05/21/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/21/18 | Petula Dvorak
    Not that long ago, cigarettes were completely woven into American culture. The Marlboro Man, posters telling us that “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,” even the armrests on planes and all our cars were designed for smokers. And now? Not so much. Can it work like that with guns? (snip) I grew up surrounded by cigarette smoke. My dad smoked. So did practically everyone else I knew. But my kids? Totally different. They saw someone smoking in a restaurant while we were traveling abroad recently and they freaked out, like they’d witnessed a beheading. Inconceivable in their world.
  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • Washington Post: China is winning Trump’s trade war

    05/21/2018 3:02:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/21/2018 | Heather Long
    It was easy to miss the U.S.-China trade statement that the White House released Saturday, right in the midst of royal wedding mania. But it's hard to hide that China looks as if it's winning President Trump's trade skirmish — so far. The statement said that, after several days of talks, the Chinese agreed to “substantially” reduce the United States' $375 billion trade deficit with China and that the details would be worked out later. It was noticeably vague. Notice China didn't agree to a specific amount. On Friday, Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, was telling reporters that the...
  • A Listing of Participants

    05/20/2018 8:00:03 AM PDT · by ptsal · 14 replies
    The Markets Work ^ | 12-May-2018 | Jeff Carlson
    The following is an attempt to begin compiling a more complete list of individuals with involvement or affiliation in Trump Surveillance, Steele Dossier and/or the Russia Narrative. Updated: 5-12-18. Information on UK private intelligence firm Hakluyt, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper added. FBI Agent Pientka. Individuals have been placed into the following groups: Resignations/Firings – Department of Justice (Non-FBI) Resignations/Firings – FBI FBI/DOJ Watch List FBI – Assignments Away from FBI Headquarters Other Notable Retirements Intelligence Officials – United States Intelligence Officials – Britain Intelligence Officials – Australia Obama Officials Clinton Campaign/DNC Clinton Confidants Perkins Coie Websites/Blogs – Lawfare, Just...
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Potential Spy Devices Which Track Cellphones, Intercept Calls Found All Over D.C., Md., Va

    05/19/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    NBCwashington ^ | 5-17-18 | Jodie Fleischer, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper
    And the I-Team found them in high-profile areas like outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and while driving across the 14th Street bridge into Crystal City. The I-Team got picked up twice while driving along K Street — the corridor popular with lobbyists. "It looks like they don't consider us to be interesting, so they've dropped us," Turner remarked looking down at one of his phones. Every cellphone has a unique identifying number. The phone catcher technology can harness thousands of them at a time. DHS has warned rogue devices could prevent connected phones from making 911 calls,...
  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...
  • FBI working to soften potential blow if top-secret informant is exposed: report

    05/17/2018 8:09:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/18 | Max Greenwood
    The FBI has been working in recent weeks to soften the blow if the identity of a top-secret informant who fed information to investigators early on in the Russia investigation is revealed. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that FBI officials have been taking steps to reduce the potential damage to other investigations the informant is involved in and protect associates, in the event that the source is outed. The scramble to mitigate the potential harm comes as allies of President Trump hone in on the informant's role in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia....
  • Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Leakers to the New York Times confirmed in a story published on Wednesday that the FBI had run a spy operation on the Trump campaign that involved government informants, secret subpoenas, and possible wiretaps. The story comes ahead of the release of the pending Department of Justice inspector general report on the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election, and likely is an attempt by the leakers to paint the FBI’s efforts in the most flattering light possible. But the story revealed that the FBI – which is supposed to be an apolitical agency – was spying on the Trump campaign...
  • President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible

    05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 104 replies
    Find Climate Answers ^ | May 16, 2018 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump is draining the swamp —Rebuilding government may be impossible In the 2013 novel “A Delicate Truth,” John le Carré presents the “deep state” as a moneyed, cultured élite — the “non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce” whose access to information allows them to rule in secret. Trump’s conception is quite different. A real-estate baron, Trump is at war with the clerks — the apparatchiks who, he claims, are seeking to nullify the election by denying the prerogatives of his Administration. This attack on “bureaucracy” is really an attack on the State Department, the intelligence community and ordinary bureaucrats...
  • Researchers Say ‘intolerant’ Attitudes, not Economic Anxieties, Fueled Trump’s 2016 Victory

    05/18/2018 11:08:10 AM PDT · by ethom · 52 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 17 2018 | By Joanna Hlavacek
    In the year and a half since Donald Trump’s unexpected election to the presidency, a prevailing theory has emerged: It was “economic anxiety” that led disillusioned, working-class white voters to cast their ballots for the New York real-estate mogul. A recent study out of the University of Kansas suggests otherwise. Drawing from American National Elections Studies data, KU sociologist David Smith found that theory to be an inaccurate stereotype, albeit a “well-intentioned” one, that ignores the millions of white, working-class voters who he says voted against Trump because they opposed his attitudes toward minorities, Muslims, immigrants and women. “The election...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Dave Brat: ‘We’re Waiting’ to See Paul Ryan Stop Amnesty Discharge Petition

    05/17/2018 12:48:13 PM PDT · by ethom · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Thursday that conservatives are waiting to see how Paul Ryan will stop the illegal alien discharge petition. Twenty-two establishment Republicans have signed a discharge petition to force a House Floor vote on an illegal alien amnesty bill. If 25 Republicans and 193 Democrats sign the petition, the bipartisan coalition can force a House vote on amnesty legislation. “We have about 25 Republicans for this discharge petition. Many of them are retiring members, and the timing is pretty cynical when you bypass the primary season,” Brat told Breitbart News. “These...
  • Big Blue Bellyflop: Democratic Advantage in Generic Ballot Survey Hits Historic New Low (-4)

    05/17/2018 12:32:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | John Nolte
    For the very first time since April of last year, when Real Clear Politics first started monitoring averages, the Democrat advantage in the generic ballot has dipped below 5 percent. As of right now, the trend is with the GOP and President Trump has only started to make his case to turn out his base in November. Moreover, Democrats have no issue to run on — no ideas, unless you count Russia! Russia! Russia! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! As Trump begins to remind voters that a House takeover by Democrats will almost certainly result in a futile and...
  • Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? (Republican Study Committee open to Speakership)

    05/17/2018 11:38:04 AM PDT · by ethom · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 06:00 EDT | By Scott Wong -
    It’s not just conservative hard-liners who are rooting for Rep. Jim Jordan Several members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, told The Hill they’d be open to Jordan as well. In response to Speaker Ryan’s retirement announcement last month, the 54-year-old Jordan expressed interest in running for Speaker. A number of his Freedom Caucus colleagues have been urging him to run, and a handful of conservative groups — including FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots and Gun Owners of America — have launched a “Draft Jordan” campaign as well. Jordan will give a private address to...