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  • Lawrence O’Donnell Calls Trump ‘Laziest, Most Ignorant President' in History

    03/24/2017 4:09:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2017 | 4:57 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Never one to miss a chance to slam President Donald Trump, Lawrence O’Donnell -- host of The Last Word, a weeknight program on MSNBC -- called the Republican occupant of the White House “the laziest, most ignorant president in history.” Of course, he had an entirely different opinion of former Democratic President Barack Obama, who “never once said something like this in the crusade to get that thing passed because he knew how to stay with it and get it passed.” The liberal host began the discussion by criticizing the American Health Care Act, the House GOP bill intended to...
  • Delusional David Gergen: President Trump’s First 100 Days ‘Worst We’ve Ever Seen’

    03/24/2017 4:02:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | March 24, 2017 | 5:38 PM EDT | By Scott Whitlock
    Delusional David Gergen: Trump’s First 100 Days ‘Worst We’ve Ever Seen’ 3 shares David Gergen is clearly having trouble with reality. After the Republican ObamaCare repeal bill was pulled, the CNN analyst on Friday insisted that Donald Trump’s first 100 days are the “worst we’ve ever seen.” The worst? Worse than William Henry Harrison who died before his first 100 days were completed? Worse than Lincoln having to deal with secession in his first 100 days and being assassinated in the second 100 days? Worse that John Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs debacle? Gergen began, “A lot of presidents...
  • Paul Ryan’s Job Is Now On the Line As AHCA Fails (POTUS regrets working with the speaker)

    03/24/2017 2:40:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    The Ring of Fire ^ | 3.24.2017
    Amid a growing frenzy in Congress over the postponed vote for the American Health Care Act is the looming threat against Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s very livelihood. As the health care bill continues to sink, many are beginning to wonder if it is a sign that Ryan should not be at the helm in the House as well. President Trump was asked today during a brief press gaggle if he felt Speaker Ryan should remain in his position if the AHCA failed to pass. Willing to remain publicly loyal to Ryan for now, at least, Trump said “yes.”...
  • Town hall meeting held to discuss missing children in DC

    03/24/2017 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    WTTG ^ | March 22, 2017 | Lauren DeMarco
    WASHINGTON - FOX 5 was the first to report D.C. police were tweeting about an unusually high number of missing children. According to city officials, there is not an uptick in missing persons cases, but community members remain frustrated. On Wednesday night, a town hall-style meeting was held at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Southeast D.C., which was hosted by Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White. Hundreds of people packed the room for this meeting while there were many others who could not even get in the door. The heart of this forum – what is going on and what...
  • Staffer Who Helped Broker Iran Nuclear Deal Still Working at Trump State Department

    03/23/2017 3:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Penny Starr
    A holdover from the Obama administration who helped broker the Iran nuclear deal continues to work in the Trump State Department as a member of the “policy planning staff,” according to her biography on the agency website. “Prior to joining the Policy Planning Staff, she served as a Director for Iran and Iran Nuclear Implementation on the National Security Council Staff from 2014-2016,” Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s bio states. “Sahar also previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and a Team Chief and Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense.” In an October 2016, Nowrouzzadeh was...
  • IRS Still Hasn’t Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups

    03/23/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/22/2017 | Ethan Barton
    An obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog. The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved...
  • Family of murdered DNC staffer raising money to investigate unsolved crime

    03/22/2017 5:33:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 21, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Rich was originally from Nebraska and was known as a rising star within the Democratic organization. His death came weeks before WikiLeaks leaked thousands of DNC emails, which hurt the party by creating the impression that leaders favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders from winning, which has caused some to wonder if WikiLeaks had been working with Rich before his sudden death. Rich, 27, was the Democrats' director of voter expansion data. Early Sunday morning, he was shot multiple times in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of the nation's capital. Police officers soon arrived on the scene, but Rich died shortly after...
  • White House Defends Giving Ivanka Trump West Wing Office, Top Security Clearance

    03/22/2017 1:21:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 hour ago | Max Greenwood
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday defended the decision to give Ivanka Trump an office in the West Wing, saying that the first daughter is going "above and beyond" to comply with ethics standards. “Ivanka has decided to go above and beyond and act in certain ways to ensure she complies with certain rules, by maintaining the federal records act, getting a security clearance so that if she’s privy to any information that is classified, she has to abide by the same rules and regulations about being in room, how it’s handled, et cetera,” Spicer said during his...
  • Roseanne Barr: Every Single Attack on POTUS Is Really a Disguised Attack on American Voters

    03/21/2017 2:46:37 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 21st, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Pro-Trump actress Roseanne Barr went off on the liberal elites Monday after the dog-and-pony James Comey show in front of Congress.</p> <p>Barr rightly pointed out that the liberal attacks on Trump are actually attacks on American voters.</p> <p>Every single attack on @POTUS is really a disguised attack on American voters who rejected Obama-Clinton-Bush's bleeding of R treasury.</p>
  • Mika Brzezinski: 'Everyone Should Ban' Kellyanne Conway

    03/21/2017 1:21:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/21/17 08:12 AM EDT | by JOE CONCHA -
    SNBC's Mika Brzezinski ramped up her criticism of President Trump and his top advisers in an interview published Tuesday, advising all media outlets that they should no longer put Kellyanne Conway on the air. "I feel even more so that everyone should ban her," Brzezinski told Variety magazine in reference to her February announcement that Conway would no longer be booked on "Morning Joe." "I’m surprised that these little acrobatic games are played with her on live national television. I think it denigrates what we do. It’s clear she doesn’t bring anything to the table. It’s clear she doesn’t know...
  • Huber to stay on as interim U.S. Attorney for Utah ( Bundy connections )

    03/20/2017 9:24:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    St. George News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Mori Kessler
    John Huber will continue to serve as the U.S. attorney for Utah, at least for the time being. Huber was given a reprieve by the U.S. Justice Department and will stay on as an interim U.S. attorney for the state for the next four months. Huber was one of 46 U.S. attorneys who were asked by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Friday to resign. ... Huber joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002 and was appointed to become Utah’s U.S. Attorney in February 2015 with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. Huber was confirmed by the Senate in June...
  • Dems Beware: Sanders Movement Turns to Midterms (wingnuts may 'primary' more moderates)

    03/20/2017 12:59:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    MSN Politics ^ | 9 hours ago | Alex Wald
    With Democrats facing tough prospects in the midterm elections, will they also have to worry about primary challenges from their left flank? The path of Sanders' former staffers reflects the split in his movement, and the some are already galvanizing for the 2018 elections — and setting their sights on their own. The more radical strain, which led hundreds of Sanders delegates to walk out of the Democratic National Convention in protest last summer, is still present on the left and emboldened by the loss of Hillary Clinton and their belief that "Bernie would have won." A handful of groups...
  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 18 2017 | Conservative Tribune
    Welfare reform has been a high priority for Republicans and conservatives for many years, and now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the possibility of such reform is finally feasible. In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported. Under President Barack Obama, states weren’t allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, there’s a new sheriff...
  • First on CNN: White House jumper on grounds for 15 minutes before caught, Secret Service source says

    03/17/2017 2:08:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:40 PM ET, Fri March 17, 2017 | By Peter Morris, Jill Chappell and Ashley Killough
    The accused White House fence jumper was on the White House south grounds for 15 minutes or more before he was caught Friday, a Secret Service source with knowledge of the matter told CNN Friday, and officials are investigating multiple failures that allowed it to happen. The source says Jonathan Tran set off several alarms, but was able to avoid other sensors. The source said "the response to the alarm was lacking, and found (the suspect) vulnerabilities in the system." Secret Service officials are conducting a formal Mission Assurance Review to the incident. They say the 26-year-old California man carrying...
  • Bilal Askaryar, accused of assaulting SecEd Betsy DeVos, rejects plea deal

    03/17/2017 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 27 replies
    AUSA Hankey was present for the Government. The Defense requested a trial date which was set by the Court. The Defense indicated it had rejected a plea offer. Event Scheduled Event: Non-Jury Trial Date: 05/30/2017 Time: 9:30 am Judge: SALERNO, ROBERT A Location: Courtroom 210
  • Trump's budget doesn't care about propping up DC home prices

    03/16/2017 2:06:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 16, 2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "The president of the United States, he represents the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and southern Maryland, but he also represents the rest of the country," Mulvaney said on a call to outline the budget plan. "And I can assure you that we did not write this budget with an eye toward what it would do to the value of your condo," he said. That was Mulvaney's response when he was asked about reports warning of the budget's possible downward effect on home prices.
  • Nervous GOP Senators Rooting for Speaker Paul Ryan To Fail

    03/16/2017 11:25:31 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/17 06:00 AM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON -
    A growing number of GOP senators are hoping the House fails to pass its bill to repeal and replace ­ObamaCare so they won’t be blamed for killing it in the upper chamber. Support for the House legislation has “disintegrated” in the Senate, according one Republican senator who requested anonymity to discuss internal conference politics. It will require substantial revisions to win the support of moderate Republicans in the upper chamber — something that will likely make it unacceptable to conservatives. Given what looks like an unbridgeable divide in the Senate GOP conference, some are saying that it would be better...
  • There’s no solution to the D.C. region’s traffic congestion

    03/16/2017 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | Robert Thomson
    Every once in a while — and perhaps especially now, if we’re really going to talk about a trillion-dollar infrastructure program — we need to revisit the basics: “This is probably a column-length question, but what are the solutions to traffic congestion in the D.C. region?” That reasonable question came in during the midst of last Monday’s online discussion about whether traffic conditions would be improved if everyone just went faster. (In fact, we would not all be better off if you’d just go as fast as the driver behind you wants.) What are we really hoping to achieve when...
  • Gallup Poll Finds Old, 'Uneducated' White Men Are President Trump's Biggest Supporters

    03/16/2017 10:55:30 AM PDT · by drewh · 113 replies
    International Buisness Times ^ | 3.16.17 ast | BY CHRIS RIOTTA @CHRISRIOTTA
    President Donald Trump’s biggest supporting bloc in the country since winning the presidency last year are the same people who voted him into the Oval Office: white Americans. Meanwhile, minority demographics trailed in their approval ratings of the president, a Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed. Above all, it was uneducated white men, usually above the age of 50, who were most likely to support Trump in his first seven weeks in Washington, D.C. Trump's overall approval rating stood at 42 percent on Wednesday since his first day in the White House, Jan. 20, according to Gallup's latest poll. Donald Trump's...
  • EPA Union Members Held Signs for ‘Resistance’ at Rally

    03/15/2017 5:50:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 15, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The union teamed up with the liberal environmentalist group the Sierra Club to host the rally. The Sierra Club has called EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, "unfit" to lead the agency. The Sierra Club website states the need to "fight back against Trump," and "protect our planet from Trump."
  • The Blinding Elegance of Ivanka Trump (liberals finding first daughter's popularity very worrisome)

    03/15/2017 2:21:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    Quartz Ideas ^ | 6 hours ago | Sady Doyle
    Over the past year or so, Donald Trump has solidified his image as a fundamentally blue-collar president—a relatable vehicle, despite his personal wealth, for the tastes and concerns of America’s white working class. Trump is “a poor person’s idea of a rich person,” Fran Leibowitz declares. “They see him. They think, ‘If I were rich, I’d have a fabulous tie like that. Why are my ties not made of 400 acres of polyester?’ All that stuff he shows you in his house—the gold faucets—if you won the powerball lottery, that’s what you’d buy.” His gauche décor, his blunt and blustering...
  • Media Ignore Slander From Trump Taxes Reporter: First Lady Did Do 'Very Sleazy' Porn

    03/15/2017 1:31:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Newsbsuters/Media Research Center ^ | March 15, 2017 | 2:21 PM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    The reporter who was lauded by the media for sharing Trump’s boring 2005 tax return is not getting much attention for his politics but perhaps he should be. While the networks this morning described David Cay Johnston as a “Pulitzer Prize winning reporter,” they apparently didn’t notice that he was a hard core liberal as well, like they would do with a reporter on the right. Johnston is currently authoring an anti-Trump book and has tweeted thousands of tweets attacking Trump and the right. Not to mention he is a contributor to the left-leaning Daily Beast and New York Times....
  • Matt Drudge: GOP Congress 'Lied About Wanting Tax Cuts'

    03/14/2017 2:50:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) • 3/14/17 10:48 AM | Eddie Scarry (@eScarry)
    Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the influential Drudge Report, attacked congressional Republicans Tuesday over what he apparently sees as their decision to abandon their pledge to cut taxes. On social media Tuesday morning, Drudge accused the GOP of lying about their promise on tax reform. "[By the way], Republicans lied about wanting tax cuts," Drudge wrote on Twitter. "Can we get our votes back?" Drudge, a staunch supporter of President Trump, appeared to be referring to the lack of movement on legislation to reform the tax code, which Republicans have said would result in lower marginal rates. However, the...
  • D.C. Restaurant Sues Trump for Unfair Competition

    03/14/2017 9:04:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Legal Reader ^ | 3/13/2017 | Brianna Smith
    Looks like President Trump might have another lawsuit on his hands. According to NPR, two restaurateurs in Washington, DC have sued the president and the Trump Old Post Office LLC, in a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court for “unfair competition under local law.” The restaurateurs, Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross, who own Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market & Tasting Room, argue that it’s near impossible to compete with a “restaurant at President Donald Trump’s hotel down the road from the White House.” As of right now the plaintiffs, who are represented by “business and government watchdog attorneys who...
  • Dem: Congress Should ‘Educate’ The Rest Of America On Importance Of ‘Sacred’ DC

    03/13/2017 8:58:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 8, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    Americans who live outside of the nation’s capital should understand the District of Columbia is “sacred ground,” according to a Virginia congressman who represents a district that is among the wealthiest in the country thanks largely to its heavy concentration of highly paid federal workers. Rep. Gerry Connolly told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) Wednesday that Congress may need to “educate” people on why federal departments and agencies should be centralized on the “sacred ground” of D.C. Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, made the comments as the committee debated a House resolution encouraging federal agencies to relocate...
  • Wife Of DC Lawyer Worth $1.5 Million Arrested For Taking Food Stamps, Welfare

    03/13/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 12, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Helen Agbapuruonwu “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses” police allege, and she has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery,” according to a police report. Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C., according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for Mayer Brown told NBC 4 that Agbapuruonwu no longer works there. Agbapuruonwu received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans, which he used to pay for law school at Ohio State University. Court officials believe that Agbapuruonwu...
  • Sean Spicer ambushed while shopping at the Apple Store

    03/12/2017 6:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/12/17 | Caitlin Yilik
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer was accosted while shopping at an Apple store in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. "How does it feel to work for a fascist? Have you helped with the Russia stuff? Are you a criminal as well? Have you committed treason too, just like the president?" a woman filming Spicer asks. "Such a great country that allows you to be here," Spicer responded. Spicer tried to ignore the woman as she followed him around the store, continuing to ask him if he "feels good" about working for a "fascist" and about "lying to the American people."...
  • Trump Camp Could Have Fallen Into 'Backdoor' Surveillance

    03/12/2017 4:47:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3.12.17 ast | Katie Williams
    Intelligence agencies could have inadvertently collected and then searched Donald Trump’s phone calls under a controversial loophole in surveillance law, experts say, even if it did not involve a wiretapping order from a federal court. The intelligence community may legally conduct so-called “backdoor searches” of Americans’ communications, without a warrant, if the target of the surveillance is not a U.S. citizen. If Trump or his advisors were speaking directly to foreign individuals who were the target of U.S. spying during the election campaign, and the intelligence agencies recorded Trump by accident, it's plausible that those communications would have been collected...
  • ABC Suggests Trump Fired U.S. Attorneys After On-Air Urging from Sean Hannity

    03/12/2017 11:58:40 AM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 12, 2017 | 10:51 AM EDT | By Nicholas Fondacaro |
    After of a week of the liberal media claiming President Donald Trump was being misled by conservative media, ABC’s David Wright continued the charge by insinuating the President was listening to Fox News for governing advice. “On Friday, the Attorney General asked for resignation letters from all 46 federal prosecutors who were Obama-era holdovers,” Wright reporting during Good Morning America before diving into conspiracy theories, “Sessions' decision to clean house came just one day after Trump loyalist Sean Hannity called for a purge.” Wright played a YouTube video of Thursday’s Hannity, where the Fox News host warned that there were...
  • Religious Charity Helping Illegals, Refugees Granted $18 Million Since Trump’s Election

    03/11/2017 6:51:44 AM PST · by cutty · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/10/2017 | Ethan Barton
    A religious-based charity has received nearly $18 million in federal grants to help refugees and immigrant children who entered the country illegally since Donald Trump was elected president.. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received nine federally-funded awards since Nov. 8, all of which came from the the Department of Health and Human Services ... Seven of those – worth over $13 million – were awarded under the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program, and the remaining two – worth $4.5 million – were used to helped refugees. ... LIRS ultimately raked in $60 million total for fiscal 2016 –...
  • Secret Service: Intruder Arrested on White House Grounds

    03/11/2017 8:52:30 AM PST · by Rockitz · 126 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11 March 2017 | AP via Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House. The agency says the individual – whom it did not identify – was arrested without further incident. No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack the individual carried.
  • US Spies 'Live in Fear' of Trump’s Next Tweet (frantically subscribing to @realDonaldTrump alerts)

    03/10/2017 1:06:44 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    Newsweek/The Daily Beast ^ | 03.10.17 12:13 ET | Kim Dozier
    INCOMING U.S. Spies Live in Fear of Trump’s Next Tweet Washington’s national security professionals are bracing for the president’s next Twitter storm, and frantically subscribing to @realDonaldTrump alerts so they can manage the fallout from his latest rage tweets. Kimberly Dozier Kimberly Dozier 03.10.17 12:13 ET As Friday evening draws to a close around Washington, D.C., the city’s tight-knit and secretive national security clan goes to sleep with a new unease. It’s not Syria or Iran or even North Korea they’re most worried about. They’re uncertain just what President Donald Trump may tweet in the wee hours before they wake,...
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON U. TEACHES THAT ONLY WHITES CAN BE RACIST

    03/10/2017 7:03:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pual Mirengoff
    friend and Power Line reader sent me this excerpt from a study guide used at George Washington University in the class of one of his children: Prejudice + Power = Racism * Racism, however, requires institutional power * In the U.S. white people alone hold the institutional power to discriminate on the basis of race * Political power (representation, law, judges) * Economic (wealth, income, banks, CEOs) * Social (media, representation, culture norms)
  • DC restaurant owners sue over Trump hotel, alleging unfair competition

    03/10/2017 4:54:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | 3/9/17 | Nick Iannelli
    A D.C. restaurant is suing President Donald Trump, saying the Trump International Hotel, which sits just blocks from the White House, represents unfair competition for other businesses in the District. The owners of Cork Wine Bar, in the Logan Circle area, filed the lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court this week against Trump and the company Trump Old Post Office LLC, which operates the hotel. “This is a claim by a local business who is being competed with unfairly by another local business,” said attorney Scott Rome. “That other local business just happens to be owned by the president.” Khalid Pitts...
  • Roger Stone Spoke Privately w/DNC Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Prior To Election: Smoking Gun Report

    03/09/2017 7:57:30 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Roger Stone communicated privately with an entity directly involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 White House race, The Smoking Gun has reported Mr. Stone, a veteran political consultant, swapped private Twitter messages last year with “Guccifer 2.0,” the website reported citing an unnamed source. If accurate, the allegation means Mr. Trump’s longtime confidante and one-time presidential campaign manager spoke in private with a persona intimately implicated in the operation that helped dash Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s chance at the White House, and would undeniably amplify existing concerns regarding Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Indeed, the...
  • Here Are the Six People You Meet at a Women’s Strike

    03/09/2017 4:46:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 8, 2017 | Rae-Lynn Raup Ziegler
    Name: Danielle (No last name given) Occupation: Academic Professor Reason for Attending Strike: "Right now, I took a hiatus … actually … after the election it took me to over medicate to fall asleep. I left Europe for two months, to tour Europe and see the difference in the cultural, the diversity, and the acceptance. There are so many things we don't accept here. If we really want to say we're the greatest in country, we're going to need to improve a lot." Motto for Strike: "Question authority."
  • FBI's Comey: 'You're stuck with me for another 6½ years'

    03/08/2017 4:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2017 12:19 PM EST
    FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, even as controversy swirls over his attempt to rebut President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the election. “You’re stuck with me for another 6½ years,” Comey said during a cybersecurity conference at Boston College. Comey was appointed 3½ years ago by then-President Barack Obama. Controversy erupted last weekend after Trump tweeted that Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. Trump offered no evidence of his claim. Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject the allegation...
  • 'Day Without a Woman' supporters got $246M from Soros

    03/08/2017 3:59:01 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 08, 2017
    Billionaire George Soros gave $246 million to groups behind Wednesday's "Day Without a Woman" protest ... The strike was created by the same organizers of the historic Women’s March on Washington in January ... Of the march's 544 partners, 100 groups received funding from Soros that totaled $246 million, according to the conservative Media Research Center. Such groups included Planned Parenthood, the Center for American Progress and People for the American Way (PFAW),
  • University pays Black Lives Matter activist to call Donald Trump names for ‘Unity Week’

    03/08/2017 4:12:18 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/8/2017 | Justin Caruso
    He’s admittedly obsessed with the ‘disgusting’ presidentIn order to “promote diversity and inclusion” on campus, Texas Christian University paid a Black Lives Matter activist $5,000 to call President Donald Trump a rapist.Shaun King, a New York Daily News columnist with a reputation for mocking students who ask him tough questions, told a student audience that he has “written probably over 100 articles about Donald Trump and I follow his news very closely,” according to the conservative campus newspaper The Freedom Frog.
  • AG Loretta Lynch Signed Off on All FISA Applications to WireTap President Donald Trump

    03/07/2017 2:01:44 PM PST · by drewh · 114 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 7th, 2017 8:32 | Jim Hoft
    The FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance) Court is in the news this weekend after President Trump tweeted that former President Obama had petitioned a court twice in order to wire tap current President Trump when he was running for office. In his first tweet President Trump tweeted: “ Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! He next tweeted: “ Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!...
  • 9,400 to Zero: For SIX YEARS, FISA Spy Court Denied No Electronic Surveillance Applications

    03/07/2017 1:41:33 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    The Cybercast News Service ^ | March 7 2017 gmt | Terence Jeffrey
    In the last six years on record (2010-2015), the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court did not deny a single application out of the 9,400 the government submitted seeking authority “to conduct electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes” under the terms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, according to reports filed by the U.S. Justice Department. The last time the court denied an electronic surveillance application under FISA was 2009. That year, the court denied one application outright and denied another in part. The latest annual report from the Justice Department to Congress on the disposition of FISA requests was delivered on...
  • Wikileaks CIA Bombshell: Vault7 Reveals Plan With MI5 to 'BUG Samsung Smart TV's' In Major Leak

    03/07/2017 1:24:58 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | : 17:00, Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | Jon Austin
    THE CIA developed a system with MI5 to turn Samsung Smart TVs into a bugging system, activated when the owner or user thought they were switched off, the Wikileaks organisation has shockingly claimed.The sinister plan is just one of an array of surveillance, hacking, and other techniques allegedly deployed by the US Central Intelligence Service (CIA) that are revealed in documents released by the whistle blowing organisation today, it has said. WikiLeaks today began its new series of leaks on the CIA, code-named "Vault 7", and described as "the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency". The first...
  • EXCLUSIVE: VA Watchdog Promised To Stop Misleading Congress, Then Rewrote Report To Hide Misconduct

    03/07/2017 9:34:34 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/06/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    One week after promising to keep Congress and the public “fully and currently” informed, the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rewrote a report to remove evidence that a senior VA executive tried to steer a massive government contract to her husband’s employer. Laura Eskenazi, then-vice chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), “misused her public office” by plotting with her husband Jonathan to develop a plan that could lead to a major financial “opportunity” for CACI, a government contractor that employed him. Eskenazi then sought to cover it up with “dubious” claims, according to...
  • Scott Charney is Third Person to Plead Guilty in Plot to Disrupt Trump Inauguration

    03/07/2017 7:38:30 AM PST · by SSS Two · 14 replies
    Scott Charney entered a plea agreement to the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Assault. The agreement includes community service and deferred sentencing.
  • Former Obama Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino Shares Info on Wiretaps–It's About to ‘Blow Wide Open’

    03/06/2017 2:18:43 PM PST · by drewh · 192 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | | Carmine Sabia
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino believes the Trump Tower wiretapping scandal, known as Obamagate by many on social media, is going to “blow wide open this week.” The best-selling author, added that he plans on sharing information on the Obama administration this week with the public. Bongino worked for the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in the Presidential Protection Division. He was a frequent presence on cable news shows throughout the 2016 presidential election season and had an explosive confrontation with CNN’s Don Lemon in defense of Trump. It was so fiery that President...
  • FBI Head ‘Incredulous’ at Trump Wiretapping Tweets: (CNN Anonymous) Report

    03/06/2017 1:57:12 PM PST · by drewh · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/17 03:57 PM EST | By Mark Hensch -
    FBI Director James Comey was “incredulous” after President Trump claimed former President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the presidential race, according to a new report. Comey was concerned Trump’s allegations would make the FBI look bad, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Monday. “[Comey feels] institutionally he has to push back on this,” CNN’s source said, citing the magnitude of Trump’s accusations and Comey’s certainty they are untrue. It was reported over the weekend that the FBI had asked career personnel at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly dismiss Trump's allegations, which so far has not happened....
  • Donald Trump's Attacks Bring 'Team Obama' Out of Retirement

    03/06/2017 1:47:24 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    After President Donald Trump described former President Barack Obama as a “sick guy,” the former president’s loyal team rose in unison to defend him. “Enough said,” wrote former White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, sharing the statement on Twitter. Trump’s accusations clearly triggered a nerve among former Obama staffers, as many of them spent their weekend battling back the suggestion that their boss engaged in shady tactics to take down Trump. Obama’s former foreign policy spokesman Ben Rhodes sprang into action on Twitter, directing a series of challenges to Trump’s statements. Other staffers reacted with incredulity. “Why would Obama decide...
  • Mika Tearfully Tells Viewers of Trump: 'If People out There Feel Nervous, We Do Too'

    03/06/2017 7:03:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    news.grabien.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017 | Staff
    ‘This is not funny, this is really bad’ President Trump's wiretap tweets struck an emotional chord with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi. The morning anchor fought back tears Monday morning as she told viewers that "we are all really nervous" about what the Trump Administration is going to do. "This is not funny," Brzezinski told her audience. "This is really bad. Just for the record, we are all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do too. We don’t think this is funny." The host also issued a direct appeal to Trump's staff, asking them how they can look...
  • Video Emerges of Trump's 'Furious Oval Office Argument' with Steve Bannon (CNN candid camera)

    03/05/2017 5:32:37 PM PST · by drewh · 132 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:50 EST, 5 March 2017 | UPDATED: 20:11 EST, 5 March 2017 | Emily Crane
    Footage has emerged of a heated row in the Oval Office on Friday that saw Donald Trump erupt into a 'ballistic' tirade against Steven Bannon and other senior advisors. The president reportedly unleashed his anger on Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus for failing to fight off the firestorm surrounding attorney general Jeff Sessions' recusal amid links to Russia. A furious Trump told Bannon and Priebus they weren't flying on Air Force One with him to Florida before reportedly storming out and heading down to Mar-a-Lago. While it is not clear what the discussion was about, Bannon was filmed...
  • BLM special agent is focus of investigations [ Dan Love ]

    03/04/2017 6:25:18 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Feb 28, 2017
    Dan Love, a controversial law-enforcement agent for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is the subject of several investigations into his actions as special-agent-in-charge of BLM activities in Utah and Nevada. Most recently, Congressman Jason Chaffetz alleges that Love may have destroyed files, withheld documents, and coached witnesses in order to avoid a Congressional investigation. Chaffetz asked the Department of Interior (DOI) Inspector General to investigate the allegations. Love is also the focus of a DOI Inspector General report that states he used his position to gain perks at the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada. The report states that...