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  • Mueller defends Stone prosecution and says 'his conviction stands' in Washington Post op-ed

    07/11/2020 4:47:59 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | July 11, 2020 | Kevin Bohn
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a very rare move, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone and saying he is still a convicted felon and "rightly so" in light of President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone.
  • Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence horrifies the left

    07/11/2020 1:44:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    On Friday, President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence on the ground that Stone was an unfortunate victim of the Democrats’ Russia hoax. Democrats and other leftists responded with the usual outrage. This outrage seems absurd when one considers the recent report that one of the leading Black Lives Matter fundraisers is Susan Rosenberg, a convicted domestic terrorist who was once on the FBI’s most-wanted list. Rosenberg is relevant to a discussion about Stone because Bill Clinton, on the last day of his presidency, commuted her 58-year-prison sentence after only 16 years. ... Leftists were more mellow when it came to...
  • New Steele evidence strengthens Durham prosecution as frustration over inaction grows

    07/10/2020 1:36:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Solomon
    A British court decision unmasks new evidence of FBI abuses in the Russia collusion probe. It was in London that the whole Russia collusion caper began four years ago, so it seems only fitting that as the discredited probe enters its final phase that damning new evidence of the FBI’s failures would emerge back in England. This week when a British judge ruled against the former FBI human source Christopher Steele, the decision delivered more than an order for the former spy’s company to pay damages to two Russian businessmen maligned by his dossier. It also introduced new incontrovertible evidence...
  • Pollak: Bogus NBER Paper Accuses Sean Hannity of Mass Murder

    07/10/2020 12:05:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 July 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A team of economists has published a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper that accuses Fox News host Sean Hannity of killing thousands of people through “misinformation” about the coronavirus pandemic. The paper, “Misinformation During a Pandemic,” was funded by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, but largely consists of partisan hackery dressed in statistical models to smear a popular pro-Trump voice. To begin with, at least one of the authors of the paper, David Yanagizawa-Drott, appears to dislike President Donald Trump intensely. He complained in 2017 that then-New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DC Government for First Amendment Access to Paint Message on DC Street

    07/10/2020 9:43:48 AM PDT · by Family Guy · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 1, 2020 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a civil rights lawsuit against DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials for First Amendment violations over their refusal to allow Judicial Watch to paint the message “Because No One Is Above the Law!” on a DC street. (Judicial Watch. v. Muriel Bowser, et al. (No. 1:20-cv-01789)).
  • ABC/WaPo Poll: 15% of Bernie supporters will vote for Trump as Biden faces “massive enthusiasm gap” in general election

    03/29/2020 2:34:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 3/29/20 | William A. Jacobson
    “Indeed, strong enthusiasm for Biden among his supporters – at just 24% – is the lowest on record for a Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years of ABC/Post polls. More than twice as many of Trump’s supporters are highly enthusiastic about supporting him, 53%.” Biden has only bare majority (51%) support among Democrats, and a 24% enthusiasm gap in a match up against Trump. From the ABC News poll write-up: Former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as Democrats’ top choice for the presidential nomination in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, but with only bare majority support within his...
  • Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name

    07/08/2020 1:51:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2020 | Annie Palmer
    Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans. In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states.
  • Atlanta Braves to Keep Name, Debating Tomahawk Chop

    07/08/2020 1:04:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Unlike the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves will not consider changing their team name. Though, the organization is discussing whether to keep the traditional “Tomahawk Chop.” “The Atlanta Braves honor, support and value the Native American community. That will never change,” the Braves said in a statement. However, as the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports, the team is not yet decided about whether to keep the “Tomahawk Chop.”
  • Usama bin Laden wanted to kill Obama so 'totally unprepared' Biden would be president, declassified docs show

    04/22/2020 10:57:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22 2020 | Gregg Re
    Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the "totally unprepared" Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States "into a crisis," according to documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011. The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by The Washington Post, outlined a plan to take out Obama and top U.S. military commander David Petraeus as they traveled by plane. “The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over...
  • Declassified Docs Show Bin Laden Wanted to Kill Obama - Thought Biden was Totally Unprepared

    04/23/2020 4:56:01 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/23/2020 | Milly Vincent
    Osama bin Laden planned to assassinate President Barack Obama to unsteady the United States by putting 'totally unprepared' Joe Biden in charge. Declassified documents seized from Bin Laden's Pakistan compound as he was killed in May 2011 reveal his plans to throw the U.S. 'into a crisis' by killing Obama while he traveled in a plane with U.S. military commander David Petraeus. The 45-page document, which were first reported by The Washington Post in 2012, is now available in full along with hundreds of others from the raid.
  • AOC-led push to kill Amazon's NYC move under renewed scrutiny as city faces catastrophic job losses

    05/27/2020 1:57:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-27-20
    s New York City suffers an economic crisis on top of the coronavirus pandemic, some are looking back with regrets at the left-wing campaign that forced Amazon to scupper a plan to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the area – arguing this project could have helped the Big Apple weather the storm. “At this time when coronavirus is ravaging incomes across New York, wouldn’t it be nice if the city and state at least knew that one of the world’s largest companies, one of the rare concerns positioned to thrive through the crisis, had made a long-term commitment...
  • Congressman vows vote to stop DC from allowing psychedelics

    07/08/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 8, 2020
    Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris says Washington, DC won’t decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, cacti and plants on his watch. Harris told The Post he’s appalled that drug reform activists submitted on Monday what they say is enough signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot making natural hallucinogens the lowest law enforcement priority. Harris said he will force a House Appropriations Committee vote next week to stop it, using the power of Congress over DC’s budget.
  • D.C. Health Official: No New Cases of Coronavirus Linked to Protests

    07/07/2020 7:49:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2020 | Penny Starr
    The woman in charge of health for the District of Columbia said at a press conference Monday that there have been no new cases of the coronavirus linked to large anti-police protests in the nation’s capital. “We have not seen or heard our new cases report their exposure being associated with mass gatherings,” said Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt. “That being said … we continue to have mass gatherings so that doesn’t allow us to exclude mass gatherings as a … potential source for exposure.” The DCist reported on the press conference: Nesbitt said it can take up to 20 days for...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

    07/07/2020 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 07/06/2020 | By STEPHEN WHYNO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter was signed by 15 Native American advocates and obtained by The Associated Press. It demands the team and the NFL cease the use of Native American names, imagery and logos — with specific importance put on Washington, which last week launched a “ thorough review ” of its name. The letter was delivered on the same day that President...
  • On the Redskins' name, it's corporate America and the liberal media against Native Americans

    07/03/2020 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/20 | Timothy P. Carney
    Would you be surprised if multinational corporations and wealthy, powerful, mostly white commentators in New York and D.C. got their way over the will of Native Americans on an issue that is mostly about Native Americans? I wouldn’t be. In other words, I won’t be surprised if our wokeness-obsessed corporate titans combine with our ever-leftward-lurching media to strip the Washington Redskins of their name — despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Native Americans are not offended by it. FedEx, the named sponsor of the stadium where the Redskins play, demanded that the team change its name. Nike won’t...
  • Washington Post editor calls America 'a racist *and* patriarchal society,' reacts to 'revenge' tweet backlash

    07/06/2020 10:48:44 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Frank Miles
    Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah called America “a racist *and* patriarchal society” in response to the threats she says she got over a deleted tweet that reportedly declared, “White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karen’s.' And not calling for revenge.” In a tweet over backlash she wrote: “America is a racist *and* patriarchal society. We cannot dismantle the full range of oppression in this society without addressing how toxic ideas of white masculinity interplay with the notion of ‘protecting’ their women from Black people.
  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • Trudeau takes a pass on meeting with Trump, Lopez Obrador

    07/06/2020 9:14:16 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 54 replies
    The Star ^ | 7/6/2020 | Canadian PRess
    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a pass on a meeting this week with U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Trudeau’s office says he wishes the two countries and their leaders well but Trudeau will remain in Ottawa for a cabinet retreat and a scheduled sitting of Parliament. Lopez Obrador is travelling to D.C. in part to celebrate the entry-into-force of the new North American free-trade deal and had expressed hope Trudeau would join as well. Trudeau’s office says the prime minister will continue to work with both countries to ensure the agreement becomes a...
  • Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him (barf)

    07/05/2020 11:32:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2020 | Robert Costa, Philip Rucker
    President Trump’s unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination, crystallized by his harsh denunciation of the racial justice movement Friday night at Mount Rushmore, has unnerved Republicans who have long enabled him but now fear losing power and forever associating their party with his racial animus. Although amplifying racism and stoking culture wars have been mainstays of Trump’s public identity for decades, they have been particularly pronounced this summer as the president has reacted to the national reckoning over systemic discrimination by seeking to weaponize the anger and resentment of some white Americans for his...