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  • Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebu

    10/18/2019 5:26:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | john hudson
    A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony. George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition...
  • Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign in Philly. One person showed up

    10/17/2019 1:26:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16,2019 | Anna Orso
    The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there. And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a...
  • California's Gavin Newsom's big, voter-approved gas tax won't be for repairing highways after all

    10/14/2019 4:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Last November, Democrats hailed California voters' rejection of Proposition 6, a law to scrap the state's 2017 massive gas taxes.  They crowed that Californians were glad to pay five bucks at the pump when the rest of the U.S. average was half that.  Big reason?  Because $3 billion of those takings would save the state's tumbledown highways and go to repair roads and bridges.  The rejection came after a voters showed strong signs of wanting to get rid of the tax until a barrage of television ads ran, warning that any vote to repeal the gas tax would mean the state's decrepit highways and bridges would go wanting for repair funds: A vote to repeal the gas tax would...
  • AOC gets choked up at climate forum: 'My dreams of motherhood are now bittersweet'

    10/12/2019 9:36:37 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Fox without Shep Smith ^ | 10/12 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., got emotional on Friday as she discussed how climate change affected her own personal outlook on life. “I speak to you not as an elected official or a public figure, but I speak to you as a human being," the freshman congresswoman told a climate summit in Copenhagen. "A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children's future," she added, apparently choking back tears. She was giving her keynote address at the C40 World Mayors Summit which recently approved a global version of her "Green New Deal." Ocasio-Cortez...
  • John Brennan admits he ‘may have been fooled’ by bad info on Trump’s Russia connections

    10/08/2019 1:44:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 90 replies
    From The New York Post: Former head of the CIA John Brennan admitted on Monday that he may have relied on “bad information” for his relentless attacks on President Trump. Brennan — who once warned that “our Nation’s future is at stake” — told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he may have been misled on the extent of Trump’s connections to Russia. “Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Brennan said. “I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian...
  • Brennan Reveals He will be Interviewed by US Attorney John Durham in Coming Days (trunc)

    10/03/2019 6:42:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 3, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full title of article: "Former CIA Director John Brennan Reveals He will be Interviewed by US Attorney John Durham in Coming Days" Excerpt: Former CIA Director under Barack Obama, Trump-hater and the suspected architect of the Spygate scandal, will be questioned by US Attorney John Durham in the coming days. Brennan told Nicole Wallace on MSNBC that he is “supposedly” going to be interviewed by US Attorney John Durham but that he just doesn’t understand why there is an active investigation on the Obama administration’s spying on the opposition candidate in the 2016 election.
  • Holder says Barr is 'paying a price' for spearheading Russia probe misconduct investigation

    10/01/2019 8:32:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/1/19 | Gregg Re
    Holder: Concerned Barr is acting as Trump's lawyer, not attorney general Former Attorney General Eric Holder told Fox News on Tuesday that current Attorney General Bill Barr "is paying a price" and sacrificing his credibility by spearheading U.S. Attorney John Durham's ongoing probe into possible misconduct by the intelligence community at the outset of the Russia investigation. Holder also remarked separately that it was a "reality" that Republicans will "cheat" in the 2020 elections by trying to "move polling places" and "a whole variety of things" -- prompting Republicans to dismiss his "outlandish and baseless accusations." Holder's comments came a...
  • Greta Thunberg is Christ's successor, Church of Sweden proclaims...

    10/01/2019 1:21:56 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 72 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 10/1/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The Church of Sweden declared teen star climate activist Greta Thunberg to be an appointed successor to Jesus Christ in a 2018 tweet that resurfaced in the wake of her speech before the United Nations. "Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg," the tweet said on Dec. 1, 2018. The account, operated by the Limhamns Church, had previously tweeted several sentiments of climate activism.
  • State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides

    09/28/2019 6:21:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    WAPO ^ | 9/28/2019 | GreGG MILLER
    The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said. As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that...
  • Biden: Racism in US is institutional, 'white man's problem'

    08/27/2019 7:25:20 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/19 |
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Racism in America is an institutional “white man’s problem visited on people of color,” Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday, arguing that the way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the nation’s racial divide. Taking aim at incendiary racial appeals by Trump, Biden said in an interview with a small group of reporters that a president’s words can “appeal to the worst damn instincts of human nature,” just as they can move markets or take a nation into war.
  • Silicon Valley Copycats China's Orwellian Social Credit Scheme

    08/26/2019 12:04:18 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8,26/19 | Stephen Green
    In a piece headlined "Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system," Fast Company's Mike Elgan reports on similar, albeit extralegal efforts to create something similar right here in the United States. Ever gotten out of an Uber and given your driver a low rating because his car was dirty or he drove unsafely? Well, he can rate, you too, as can other "gig" service providers. Elgan writes:
  • In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding

    08/18/2019 3:31:29 PM PDT · by rxsid · 23 replies ^ | Aug. 16, 2019 | Danny Westneat
    In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding Aug. 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm Updated Aug. 17, 2019 at 2:39 pm When word got out during the last presidential election that Seattle developer Martin Selig would be supporting Donald Trump, the blowback from our liberal town, he said, was “stunning.”… In reaction, Selig, a billionaire, retreated from any affiliation with Trump in 2016 and said he wouldn’t even vote for him. It had become problematic just getting along in the city while wearing a MAGA hat.… With nearly 15 months to go before the 2020 election,...

    08/15/2019 1:51:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 8/15/2019 | staff
    Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice containing Russia-related emails sent from Nellie Ohr to high-ranking DOJ official Lisa Holtyn at the time Ohr worked with anti-Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Holtyn at the time was a top aide to former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr. In an email to Holtyn dated November 22, 2016, revealing her anti-Trump sentiments, Nellie poses a question in the subject line: “Who stands behind the Russian ‘friends of Trump;’” which she answers enthusiastically in the first line of the email: “Pornographer-turned-pro-Kremlin-media-impresario Konstantin Rykov!!!” The documents show...
  • De Blasio gets 0 percent in Iowa State Fair ‘corn kernel’ poll

    08/13/2019 6:06:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 8/12/19 | Nikki Schwab
    DES MOINES, Iowa — There’s not even a kernel of hope for Mayor Bill de Blasio in this decidedly unscientific Iowa State Fair poll. Even after his 20-minute pitch to voters at the famed Political Soapbox — the NYC mayor is registering at 0 percent in the corn kernel poll. Attendees over 18 place a corn kernel into a jar to select their top caucus choice. Around 6 p.m. Sunday, The Post counted about 23 kernels in his jar. The end-of-day result showed his percentage at zero. More than 20,000 potential voters cast corn kernel ballots thus far. Topping the...
  • Worst Snowflake Ever

    07/31/2019 11:52:35 AM PDT · by tom h · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 12, 2019 | Carol Blymire
    Here is a hopefully short synopsis of something that happened this week that I still don’t understand (?) [Be sure to read all 25 or so tweets, you will not be disappointed and you will be amazed.]
  • Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants

    07/20/2019 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20,2019 | Adam Shaw
    Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., was one of a number of Democrats to join Republican colleagues this week who called for the implementation of a pilot program that would work to quickly identify and deport migrants at the border who are judged not to have a valid asylum claim. Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., joined Republicans in writing to President Trump urging the implementation of Operation Safe Return -- a Department of Homeland Security pilot program that that would focus on quickly identifying, processing and returning family units who do not have valid asylum...
  • Republican support for Trump rises after tweets attacking congresswomen: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/17/2019 9:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 17, 2019 | Reuters
    Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week. Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has...
  • Biden support slips below 30 percent in new poll

    07/16/2019 6:36:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ju;ly 15, 2019 | Tess Bonn
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's support in the latest Hill-HarrisX poll of Democratic voters has fallen below 30 percent, his lowest mark in the survey so far. The poll, released on Monday, found that 29 percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Biden as their first choice for president, while 16 percent back Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). This marks a 4-point drop for Biden from an identical poll conducted two weeks ago and immediately following the first 2020 Democratic debates. It also represents a 17-point drop from when same poll was first conducted in May, a month after Biden formally...
  • Rumors One of Epstein’s Underage Prostitutes Has Provided Damaging Info on his Friends!

    07/14/2019 8:57:52 AM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    A girl by the name of Rachel Chandler is suspected of being a witness to Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes on his “Orgy Island” with this sick friends. The young lady may have devastating information that has been handed over to the government. The story goes that the young Chandler was recruited by Jeffrey Epstein’s friend or madam as some refer to her, Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell supposedly recruited young girls who then flew on Epstein’s airplanes with the rich and famous who in turn used and abused these young women.
  • Seven Years Later, George Zimmerman Speaks with Someone He Trusts

    07/07/2019 3:38:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 July, 2019 | Matt Mallory
    As a self-defense instructor, I teach civilians and law enforcement about situational awareness, use-of-force levels, hands-on tactics, and how to use both lethal and less-lethal tools. If you are in the industry that I am, or simply watch the news, you know the name George Zimmerman.A man by the name of Trayvon Martin lost his life that cold Sunday night on the 26th of February 2012. The news spread across the nation like a wildfire in California. The news reported that a young black boy was murdered by a “white man”. As the dust settled, that turned out NOT...