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  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/19/2018 8:30:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 hrs ago | Christopher Carbone
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this." "I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning," Cook said according to Buzzfeed. "I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel. We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. ... Each time they brought this...
  • 2017: CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived pol

    10/19/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Brian Flood
    CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly pointed out that the Kentucky senator is a polio survivor, the tweet remains on her feed nearly 24 hours later. “That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz wrote with video of the incident.
  • Why Is Khashoggi Being Made The Defining Issue Of U.S. Foreign Policy?

    10/19/2018 4:13:16 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Why has the media and much of the political establishment made the presumed murder of an Islamist Saudi dissident on Turkish soil a defining issue in American foreign policy? Jamal Khashoggi is not a U.S. citizen, despite his past residence in Virginia, nor is he a lover of liberty, despite his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s despotic regime. He previously served that regime as a mouthpiece for, and adviser to, the alleged al-Qaeda-tied Saudi intelligence leader Turki bin Faisal. Khashoggi mourned the death of Osama bin Laden, whom Khashoggi had been granted unusual levels of access for numerous interviews. Khashoggi was...
  • Politico: Say, Republicans Might Hold Onto The House After All

    10/19/2018 4:01:51 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 88 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 10/19/2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Could Republicans do the unthinkable on November 6th and keep a majority in the House? Politico’s Rachel Bade calls it “unlikely,” but not impossible. Bade hears from Republicans and “even a few Democrats” that the political winds have shifted enough this month that it might result in a slight GOP majority once all the votes have been counted. ....Just about every poll predicts it won’t happen: Suburban voters are too fed up with Donald Trump, and Democrats too awash in cash, for Nancy Pelosi’s party not to seize the House on Nov. 6. And yet House Republicans — and privately,...
  • Cory Booker says Canada is ‘out-Americaning’ the U.S., and gets immediate blowback

    10/19/2018 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19th October 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was blasted on social media for comments he made about Canada being more American than the United States was. Booker was speaking to students at Allen University in South Carolina to help get out the vote for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. He said that other countries, including Canada, were “out-Americaning” the U.S. by providing cheaper college opportunities. “Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said. “Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker claimed. “Germany – it cost between zero and four...
  • Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run

    10/19/2018 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/18 | Gregg Re
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, worked as an organizer for Sanders' failed presidential campaign in 2016 before winning in a surprise upset over longtime establishment Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the state's 14th Congressional District primary in May. "She’ll see what the field looks like," Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said in an interview with Politico. "She’s focused on 2018, [Bernie’s] focused on 2018. We’re all focused on 2018."
  • Breaking: Gov. Bill Walker drops out of campaign for Alaska governor

    10/19/2018 4:22:32 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 77 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10/19/2018 | Tegan Hanlon
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich against Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker made the announcement Friday afternoon at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott stepped down from both his office and the re-election campaign over unspecified "inappropriate comments" he made to a woman.
  • Jamal Khashoggi Cheered Hamas' War on Israel

    10/19/2018 10:03:26 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | October 18, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you get your news from the media, then you will have heard that Jamal Khashoggi was a heroic reform who sought freedom for the region, and was brutally murdered to the strains of hip-hop music by a legion of Saudi assassins. And it was all recorded on his Apple Watch. If you're interested in the facts, instead of the fake news, you probably already know that Jamal Khashoggi was a Muslim Brotherhood leader and an old friend of Osama bin Laden. He's being mourned by the media that backed the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Left Uses Khashoggi as Latest Vehicle to Tarnish Trump

    10/18/2018 11:00:01 PM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies
    RUSH: Okay. Let me zero in on the situation involving the death of the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who’s now being referred to as a lovable, little teddy bear-type guy in the New York Times. There is… and I know I went through this the other day. But I am continuing to see it, and this is what makes me suspicious of this story, folks. You know, I read my tech blogs. I read everything. There are still people attempting via their reporting to suggest that there is a recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi from his...
  • Khashoggi's Muslim Brotherhood Association Scrubbed From Wikipedia

    10/18/2018 9:06:18 PM PDT · by 10mm · 9 replies
    Wikipedia entry from 10/14/2018:"Khashoggi and his fellow travellers believe in imposing Islamic rule by engaging in the democratic process."[22] Khashoggi became de facto leader of the Saudi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.[22]" It was gone one day later. Preserved for eternity, however, thanks to the Wayback Machine.
  • Jamal Khashoggi: The Media Fights for Muslim Brotherhood Pal-The terrorist truth behind the lies[TR]

    10/18/2018 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 53 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.” The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting....
  • Saudi Arabia Weighs Blaming Intelligence Official for Khashoggi Killing

    10/18/2018 12:28:38 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard
    ISTANBUL — The rulers of Saudi Arabia are considering blaming a top intelligence official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, three people with knowledge of the Saudi plans said Thursday. The plan to assign blame to Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, would be an extraordinary recognition of the magnitude of international backlash to hit the kingdom since the death of Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident. A resident of Virginia and contributor to The Washington Post, Mr. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul 16...
  • Palestine, the occupation and the resistance for beginners [Khashoggi hates Jews]

    10/18/2018 11:56:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 7/20/2014 | Jamal Khashoggi, non-citizen of the USA, columnist for the Washington comPost
    ....Israel does not need the love of the Arabs nor does it need to convince them of its right to exist in their midst. It knows that its existence is outside the context of history and logic and that it came into being by force, it will live by force and it will die by force. Consequently, it will have to live with its finger on the trigger... ....this doctrine is still alive. It is exactly what the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is implementing so faithfully in Gaza today, in the footsteps of his predecessors. In brief, and...
  • Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case ‘dies in car accident’: Report

    10/18/2018 9:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    A Turkish newspaper reported on Oct. 18 that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a “suspicious car accident” in Riyadh. Mashal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant of the Saudi Royal Air Forces, was among the 15 suspects who arrived and left Turkey on Oct. 2 after going to Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate when Khashoggi visited there, according to daily Yeni Şafak. The newspaper said sources did not release any details about the traffic accident in Riyadh and Bostani’s role in the “murder” was not yet clear. Daily Hürriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi...
  • The Khashoggi Scandal: Context Matters; The goal is still to roll back Iranian influence

    10/18/2018 8:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2018 | Seth J. Frantzman
    The disappearance of Saudi journalist and former kingdom insider Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves across the Middle East and Washington. On October 10, President Donald Trump said that the US was “demanding” answers after the writer went missing while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday. American Senators and congressmen have urged the White House to support an investigation into the missing man’s whereabouts and Vice President Mike Pence has offered FBI support. U.S.–Saudi relations, which have warmed under Trump after being on the rocks during the...
  • MSNBC's Johnson: Trump Doesn't Care about Khashoggi Because He Was 'Brown'

    10/18/2018 3:12:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused President Trump of racism Wednesday night in his analysis of Trump's reaction to the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of agents of the Saudi government. For good measure, Johnson has suggested that Trump is an admirer of murderers. Appearing on Ari Melber's MSNBC show The Beat, Johnson imagined President Trump stating that, concerning Khashoggi: "I don't care, it was a brown journalist."
  • Dem Rep.: Jared Kushner May Have Orchestrated Khashoggi Assassination

    10/19/2018 10:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/19/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Representative Joaquin Castro (D., Texas) claimed without evidence Friday that White House adviser Jared Kushner may have prompted the Saudi government to assassinate journalist Jamal Khashoggi by including his name on an “enemies list” provided to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. During an appearance on CNN, Castro cited “reporting that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.” Curtis Houck ✔ @CurtisHouck Video: Here's...
  • Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro Accuses Kushner of Orchestrating Khashoggi Killing

    10/19/2018 8:32:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2018 | Staff
    Without evidence, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House intelligence committee, said Jared Kushner might have passed a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman resulting in the apparent brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Castro, during a CNN appearance Friday morning, cited unspecified “reporting that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.”
  • Man accused of threatening to kidnap, kill Sen. Jeff Flake indicted in Arizona

    10/18/2018 9:02:14 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    ABC15 ^ | 10/18/2018
    PHOENIX - A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family has been indicted on federal charges in Arizona. The indictment filed Oct. 9 against James Dean Blevins doesn't fully identify the victim and instead refers to him as "United States Senator J.F."
  • John Bolton and John Kelly Clash Over Border

    10/18/2018 10:02:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    White House chief of staff John Kelly and National Security adviser John Bolton erupted in a shouting match on Thursday,...the pair of advisers clashed over a surge in border crossings after the president sided with Bolton.