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  • 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 ďmore doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,Ē 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 theyíd witnessed a beheading. Inconceivable in their world.
  • Washington Post: China is winning Trumpís 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 ó so far. The statement said that, after several days of talks, the Chinese agreed to ďsubstantiallyĒ 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...
  • The FBI didnít 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 ó perhaps too cautiously ó 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...
  • Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast

    05/18/2018 5:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast. The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to...
  • Jennifer Rubin: How we will know if impeachment is the right thing to do?

    05/18/2018 12:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Democratic leaders are right to caution their members and candidates against talking up impeachment. There is the obvious political consideration that impeachment is disfavored, at least now, by many voters, especially those in red states where Democrats need to hang on to precious Senate seats. But there is something more important, both for the party fighting against the erosion of democratic norms and for the country: We cannot normalize impeachment. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, writes that ďit is clear that if President (Donald) Trump participated in a conspiracy to defraud the United...
  • 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 FBIís actions during the 2016 election, and likely is an attempt by the leakers to paint the FBIís efforts in the most flattering light possible. But the story revealed that the FBI Ė which is supposed to be an apolitical agency Ė was spying on the Trump campaign...
  • *How's that progressivism working out for you, Jeff Bezos?

    05/16/2018 8:42:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 May, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Is Jeff Bezos having second thoughts about his political ideology and that of his newspaper? The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post Ė and the richest man in the world at the current Amazon stock price Ė is being targeted by leftists because he has been so successful. Not for any alleged misbehavior, but simply because he and his company Amazon (not the WaPo) have so much money. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders attacked him by name, noting that the three richest men in America have as much wealth as the bottom half. Apparently, he believe that if they...
  • Dems, Media Outraged After Trump Calls MS-13 Gang Members ĎAnimalsí

    05/16/2018 10:12:03 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/18 | John Binder
    Democrats, the mainstream media, and left-wing reporters are twisting President Trumpís words in calling MS-13 illegal alien gang members ďanimals.Ē During a roundtable discussion of Californiaís sanctuary state laws, Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims mentioned to Trump the difficulty of working with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to notify them of an illegal alien MS-13 gang member. In response, Trump called the MS-13 gang members ďanimals,Ē as heís done in the past MIMS: There could be an MS-13 gang member, I know about, if they donít reach a threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them. [Emphasis added] TRUMP: We...
  • Media Spreading FAKE NEWS by Calling Palestinian Violence ďProtestĒ

    05/14/2018 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Mainstream media is at it again, promulgating fake news.¬†I woke up this morning to a slew of stories about ‚ÄúPalestinian Protestors Killed in Gaza Protests.‚ÄĚ The imagery of a man holding up a cardboard sign while getting shot comes to mind, from such a headline, doesn‚Äôt it? I became concerned, read further.¬†Turns out, it‚Äôs the same ‚Äėol anti-Israeli fake news. Mainstream media at it again.¬†Headlines:CNN: ‚Äú37 Palestinians killed in Gaza protests ahead of US embassy opening‚ÄĚABC News: ‚ÄúDeath toll in massive Palestinian protests climbs to at least 41, bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014 war‚ÄĚWashington Post: ‚ÄúIsraelis kill dozens of...
  • Washington Post Article: Who are you Going to Believe? Us or Your Lyin' Eyes?

    05/15/2018 5:55:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    image from pagunblog.com The Washington Post published an article meant to convince the American people that their perceptions of gun ownership in the United States are wrong. They attempt to convince people that surveys showing lower numbers are goodthink. The article admits that gun ownership numbers are hotly disputed. They admit that ownership numbers are difficult to determine. Then they make the claim that ownership rates are falling and that† "In reality, only about 25 percent of†Americans own a gun." From the Washington Post: As some 70,000 people attended the NRAís annual convention last week, nearly three months after...
  • Trumpís improved standing, energized GOP voters worry Democrats

    05/14/2018 7:38:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    WaPo ^ | 14 May 2018 | Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim
    After months of confidence that public discontent with President Trump would lift Democrats back to power in Congress, some party leaders are fretting that their advantages in this yearís midterms are eroding amid a shifting political landscape. Driving their concerns are Trumpís approval rating, which has ticked upward in recent weeks, and high Republican turnout in some recent primaries, suggesting the GOP base remains energized. Whatís more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators. One of their biggest sources of anxiety is the Senate race in Florida,...
  • Whereís the outrage over Kerryís secret meetings on the Iran deal?

    05/14/2018 9:39:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with Iranís foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President Trumpís plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal? An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed the meetings after the Boston Globe broke the news, declaring , ďWe donít see the U.S. just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling administration.Ē Think about what this means. Iran is...
  • Anti-Trump FOX NEWS Executive Investigated For Killing Stories on FBI Corruption & Obama Scandals...

    05/09/2018 10:19:26 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 42 replies
    True Pundit ^ | May 9, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Full title: Anti-Trump FOX NEWS Executive Investigated For Killing Stories on FBI Corruption & Obama Scandals; ďHe Hates Trumpís GutsĒ Excerpt: Shocking allegations coming from FOX News as officials probe a top executive who has reportedly allowed his anti-Trump politics to prevent the network from publishing breaking political and national security stories that would reflect positively on President Trump and his administration. FOX Newsí Vice President of News & its D.C. bureau Managing Editor is under investigation for killing stories detailing FBI corruption as well as national security exposťs uncovering corruption during the Barack Obama administration, according to well-placed sources...
  • Nunes sought all documents on person described as longtime intelligence source

    05/09/2018 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09 May 2018 | Devlin Barrett and Carol D. Leonnig
    A subpoena that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) issued to the Justice Department last week made a broad request for all documents about an individual who people close to the matter say is a sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI. The Justice Department has refused to provide the documents. Intelligence officials say the material could jeopardize the source, a U.S. citizen who has aided the special counsel investigation into Russiaís interference in the 2016 campaign. The subpoena, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, demands ďall documents referring or related to the individual referenced in...
  • Report: Secret Source Who Aided Mueller Probe Is Deemed Off Limits To Congress

    05/09/2018 11:59:38 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 121 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/09/2018 | Chuck Ross
    House Republicans are again battling with the Justice Department over information related to the Russia investigation, this time over documents the intelligence community said involves a top-secret source who has provided information to the CIA and FBI. The mysterious source has also gathered information that was given to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post. WaPo reported Justice Department and intelligence community officials issued a stark warning to the White House on May 2 against a request from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Nunes had...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticutís legislature has passed a bill that would give the stateís Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes ó the number needed for a candidate...
  • Refresh on How DOJ and FBI ďSmall GroupĒ Officials Intentionally Worked To Clear Hillary ClintonÖ

    05/06/2018 6:29:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/6/2018 | SUNDANCE
    The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General review of DOJ and FBI conduct in the Clinton investigation has been ongoing for over 17 months. Thatís a long time for a single investigation, and with good reason. The scale of the misconduct is staggering. John Spiropoulos, a former TV news reporter at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, has created a series of video reports as a reminder on the background on the crime, the coverup and the corruption. Hereís the series:
  • Scarborough: ďMany West Wing Insiders Question Whether Trump Will Finish TermĒ

    05/04/2018 4:15:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Name names, Joe . . . On todayís Morning Joe, a shocking assertion was lost amidst the blather about Rudy Giulianiís revelation that President Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the payment to Stormy Daniels. In his column in todayís Washington Post, Joe Scarborough praises the Rudy Giuliani who cleaned up a filthy, crime-infested NYC in the 90s and valiantly became Americaís Mayor after 9-11. Scarborough wonders how Giuliani has gone from that to now serving as ďTrumpís chump.Ē Scarborough says that even viewed as a cynical career move, Rudyís decision to serve Trump as he has makes no sense given...
  • Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

    04/29/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    npr ^ | April 29, 2018∑4:29 AM ET | Martina Stewart
    President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps. Chatter online among journalists and some in the administration's orbit after the event was full of criticism for comedian Michelle Wolf, who was the evening's headliner; criticism and soul-searching about the annual event itself; and an effort by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to pressure the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association into answering for Wolf's vulgar, personal jabs leveled primarily at...