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  • Deputy Chair of Democratic National Committee Telling Democrats to 'Back Off' Russia Claims

    05/22/2017 8:49:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    OK, gang, time to move along – other stuff is more important. That's the logical strategy for the Democratic Party leadership to signal the base that the Russia conspiracy narrative has served its purpose and belongs in the Memory Hole. You don't want to go farther out on the limb of an unfounded charge dreamed up to explain away the failure of Hillary and her campaign henchpeople to pull off the expected victory. But such a judicious approach is not the métier of rabble-rouser Thomas Perez, the party chairman. Into the breach leaped Representative Keith Ellison, the consolation prize-holder of...
  • Robert Mueller Will Save America Like ‘Batman,’ Former FBI Colleague Says

    05/21/2017 12:42:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 89 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | 12:41pm | Ruth Brown
    Holy congressional probe, Robin! Former FBI chief Robert Mueller is the hero America needs to investigate Russia’s meddling into the 2016 presidential election, his former second-in-charge said Sunday. “A line in New York would be Batman’s back to save Gotham, but I think in this case, Batman is back to save America,” Timothy Murphy told John Catsimatidis during an interview on “The Cats Roundtable.” Murphy served as the agency’s deputy director under Mueller, who was named as a special counsel in the investigation this week, following James Comey’s ouster as FBI director. Murphy insisted any investigation headed by his old...
  • Comey agrees to testify in public as Trump-Russia probe heats up [Possible Cover-Up]

    05/19/2017 1:50:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | one minute ago |
    Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried to dissuade him from pressing an investigation into the actions of Trump’s first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Congress said, though it was not clear whom that part of the probe might target. Even...
  • Russia Probe Reaches Current White House Official

    05/19/2017 1:25:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5.19 20173:02 pm | By Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky
    The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official. The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public...
  • Exclusive: Deep State Using Gliph Encrypted Chat Room to Fight President Trump (with transcripts)

    05/19/2017 11:53:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Third Estate Group ^ | May 19 2017 gmt | ejsieyes
    The possible existence of a subversive American “deep state” has captivated the attention of political observers and supporters of President Trump for months, and for the first time, evidence has allegedly surfaced that casts a light on the shadowy operations of a group many claim is working to bring down the Presidency. This information comes as President Trump is battling his worst week in Washington so far. In the past seven days, a constant stream of leaks and unsourced stories have sent the Trump White House into a tail-spin, and calls for his impeachment have grown. On Wednesday night, just...
  • Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery

    05/19/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 18, 2017 | Brian Resnick
    n 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years. The cicadas had other plans. Reports in Baltimore and the Washington, DC, metro area indicate that a small group of the cicadas — a group called Brood X — are emerging from the ground to molt, mate, and make noise. They...
  • Dr. Camille Paglia: Democrats Are Colluding With The Media to Create Chaos

    05/19/2017 11:14:18 AM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 18 2017 ast | by Emily Jashinsky
    Camille Paglia is much more worried about the media than about the steady string of Trump-related scandals they claim to be uncovering. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Paglia excoriated the press for its coverage of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his alleged sharing of classified information with Russian officials. Fresh off a spirited panel with Christina Hoff Sommers hosted by the Independent Women's Forum, the iconic feminist dissident, who serves as a professor of media studies at the University of the Arts, accused journalists of colluding with the Democratic Party in an effort to...
  • A New Hope: President Trump Is Han Solo, Not Darth Vader

    05/19/2017 10:53:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 12 replies ^ | May 19 2017 gmt | Sam Agami
    As we enter yet another day of unhinged, unsupported attacks on our president, it is a good time to take a moment to analyze where the motivations on both sides are. Those on the left, with their core of true believers in the legacy media, see themselves as fighting a heroic resistance battle. After all, Donald Trump is Darth Vader and the Republicans constitute the Empire, right? Trump and Trumpkins constitute the institutional embodiment of the dark side, the willing and/or unknowing advocates of evil on Earth. Leftist icon Noam Chomsky made this explicit in a May 11 interview with...
  • Establishment Republicans Plotting to Remove President Donald Trump from the Oval Office

    05/19/2017 10:29:33 AM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 18th, 2017 ast | FRiend Kristnn Taylor
    Bill Kristol and Ross Douthat have respectively gone public with their scheming to remove President Donald Trump from office. Douthat wrote a New York Times column published Tuesday night that called for Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment to the Constitution Kristol wrote on Twitter Tuesday that his and his allies goal is to “dispose of Trump” and “Trumpism” but that it will take time, “Several of you have asked, What IS path forward? Well, we’re working on it. Disposing of Trump & overcoming Trumpism can’t be done in a day.” Kristol was writing about the...
  • Wikileaks: FBI Director Mueller Delivered Highly Enriched Stolen Uranium to Russia In 2009

    05/19/2017 9:11:54 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 18th, 2017 5:18 pm — | Cristina Laila
    The DOJ appointed former FBI former FBI Director, Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the allegations of Russian interference and rumors of a collusion with the Trump campaign. Wikileaks posted a cable from 2009 showing that then FBI Director, Robert Mueller delivered highly enriched stolen Uranium to Russia. Background to the story via Wikileaks cable: “ Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody...
  • After ‘Poll Testing’ Impeachment of Trump – Dems Launch Concerted Effort to Backtrack Impeachment

    05/19/2017 9:02:12 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19th, 2017 10:20 am | Jim Hoft
    For months since the election the only topic on the mainstream media (MSM) news outlets has been that President Trump somehow stole the election from Hillary Clinton by working in collusion with Russia. This fallacious argument is played around the clock by the MSM and discussed repeatedly ad nauseam by Democrats every chance they get. On Wednesday the headline of the Drudge Report was that Democrats felt they were finally at the place where they could poll test their efforts to impeach President Trump. Democrats can’t do anything without a poll. The Drudge Report’s headline linked to a report from...
  • Miss conservative! African-American nuclear chemist who 'doesn't like to call herself a feminist'

    05/15/2017 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies ^ | 14 May 2017 | Abigail Miller For and AP
    An African-American nuclear chemist from Washington, DC, won the 2017 edition of Miss USA on Sunday night after telling the audience about her conservative political viewpoints. Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old nuclear chemist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told the audience how she doesn't necessarily view herself as a feminist and said that health care is a privilege and not a right. She also won plaudits for wearing her hair natural and curly throughout the competition. The event, which featured beauties from each state and the nation's capital outfitted in dazzling dresses and swimsuits, came to an end...
  • Miss DC wins Miss USA Pageant After Dissing Man-Hating Feminism – SJW Suffer Meltdown

    05/15/2017 4:53:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough was crowned the new Miss USA Sunday in Las Vegas. The beauty works in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a chemist. Tonight during the question and answer section Kara told the audience healthcare is a privilege and not a right and that creating jobs is important. She said feminism is man-hating. Hah! Beauty and brains. She is amazing!
  • Miss USA Angers Liberals with Answers on Feminism, Health Care

    05/14/2017 9:53:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | 14 May 2017
    The newest Miss USA, District of Columbia’s Kara McCullough, found herself at the center of controversy during Sunday night’s pageant when she chose to answer questions with words that didn’t toe the accepted politically correct line. McCullough, 25, answered a question about affordable health care by saying health care was a privilege and not a right. She said the country’s focus should be on getting more people jobs so they can afford health insurance. Liberals ran to Twitter to disagree — and complaints ranged from calling for the removal of the contestant to downright misogyny. McCullough also answered a question...
  • Report: Trump May Drop Spicer, Bannon and Priebus

    05/14/2017 10:38:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2017 | 10:31am | Mark Moore
    President Trump is weighing a “huge reboot” in his White House staff after becoming disappointed with several aides, according to a report on Sunday. The shake-up could include White House press secretary Sean Spicer, top strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Axios reported. “He’s frustrated, and angry at everyone,” Axios quoted an unidentified confidant in the White House. “The advice he’s getting is to go big — that he has nothing to lose. The question now is how big and how bold. I’m not sure he knows the answer to that yet.” Trump has complained about some...
  • Kill the White House press briefing

    05/13/2017 2:44:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    washington ^ | 5/12/17 | Becket Adams
    President Donald Trump suggested Friday morning that he might cancel the daily White House briefing. That's not a bad idea. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!" Trump tweeted. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings' and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Putting aside the president's claim his spokespersons are untrustworthy, ignoring his odd use of quotation marks around "press briefing" and ignoring his ridiculous reasoning (the White House's written statement on...
  • DAILY MAIL: Did Trump set up Comey? President warns ousted FBI boss there might be 'tapes' of their

    05/12/2017 6:17:31 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 21 replies
    Donald Trump lobbed a veiled threat at the former FBI director on Friday, hinting that some of their conversations before his firing may have been recorded. 'James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!' the president tweeted. It's unclear whether Trump was warning that the White House is recording his calls, or if he believes the FBI may have been recording Comey's. Trump said Thursday during an interview with NBC News that the two men have spoken at least three times since Inauguration Day.
  • Obamacare Taxes Aren't Necessarily Going Away: GOP Senators

    05/09/2017 3:22:37 PM PDT · by Drago · 25 replies ^ | 05-09-2017 | Sahil Kapur
    Republican senators said it’s unclear whether their chamber will repeal all of the taxes imposed under Obamacare as they set aside the health-care bill passed by the House and prepare to write their own from scratch. “That’s hard to say right now. We just have to see,” said Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican whose panel oversees health-care and tax policy. “It’s going to be negotiated.” The uncertainty comes despite what Hatch said on the floor of the Senate in February, when he called repealing the Obamacare taxes essential, labeling them “harmful to the economy.”...
  • Health insurance companies seek rate hikes up to 40 percent in DC

    05/09/2017 10:05:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    WTOP ^ | May 9, 2017 | By Jeff Clabaugh
    Insurance companies offering individual health care plans in D.C. want to increase premiums from 13 percent to nearly 40 percent on average. Four major insurance companies have submitted health insurance rates for 2018 to the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking for review. This will be the fifth year of open enrollment on DC Health Link, the District’s health insurance marketplace under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. In the individual market, CareFirst has proposed an average rate increase of 39.6 percent for HMO plans and 19.7 percent for PPO plans. Kaiser proposed an...
  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.