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  • The Swamp against the People

    12/12/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | James Lewis
    Anybody who still believes that there is no Deep State in America might recall three major Deep State rebellions against constitutionally elected administrations in recent history. 1. The Stalin period, when communists, both overt and covert, had deeply infiltrated the State Department; the White House; and, most dangerously, the Manhattan Project of DOD, which built the first two nuclear bombs. At that time, the Communist Party of the USA was directly controlled by Stalin's Comintern in Moscow, the international center for worldwide infiltration, sabotage, espionage, and agitation-propaganda aiming to destroy the United States and its allies. Stalin's Comintern was especially...
  • Returning Jihadists Need Prison, not Couches

    12/11/2017 11:16:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- The Russian Defense Ministry and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made separate announcements last week that the Islamic State had been defeated. Of course, this doesn't mean that these terrorists won't be popping up elsewhere like bomb-toting, head-chopping Whac-A-Moles. Last month, the BBC reported a deal that allowed some ISIS fighters to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa -- the Islamic State's former "caliphate" -- under the nose of Western and Kurdish officials, ostensibly to facilitate a declaration of "mission accomplished." The question is where these fighters will pop up next. Are we supposed to believe that they're...
  • Politics Change; Political Ambitions Don't

    12/12/2017 5:29:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    There are any number of lessons to be learned from the almost forgotten life of John Anderson, the late congressman from Illinois. Dead at 95, he represents something of a puzzle to those of us still trying to figure him out. He was entirely too convenient a choice for those of us who swallowed the line about Ronald Reagan's being entirely too radical a choice for the country to make for president in the deeply divided election year of 1980. But by then the Democratic incumbent, Jimmy Carter, had already demonstrated his incompetence, however mixed it was with occasional flashes...
  • Plan B: Sex

    12/11/2017 10:37:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    Democrats who want Donald Trump removed from office need a backup plan in case the Russian collusion thing doesn't pan out. And Plan B, I suspect, is sex. Ideally, of course, liberals would like a smoking gun showing that Trump and Vladimir Putin were in cahoots and over a few shots of vodka at Putin's country house in Sochi they conspired to throw the 2016 election, which would be grounds for impeachment. Absent that, they'd be perfectly happy removing Trump from office by way of the 25th Amendment, on grounds that he's nuts. But they know that won't fly. That...
  • Stop Paying Diplomatic Danegeld to Palestinian Arabs

    12/12/2017 2:39:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 12, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The ransom never works. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. President Trump last Wednesday announced that the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that work will start on physically moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The uproar over this announcement epitomizes the futility and duplicity that for seven decades has fed the lies lying at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Arabs. But Trump’s announcement should be just the beginning of a radical paradigm shift in how this country deals with the region. One change is...
  • Russian social media executive sought to help Trump campaign in 2016, emails show

    12/11/2017 10:35:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anton Troianovski and Tom Hamburger
    blah, blah, blah ... "The executive at Vkontakte, or VK, Russia’s equivalent to Facebook, emailed Donald Trump Jr. and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, offering to help promote Trump’s campaign to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the messages...." Looks like Nellie Ohr was looking for Russian Social Media Users in 2014:
  • Instant See, I Told You So! NYC Terror Attack Blamed on Trump Recognition of

    12/11/2017 4:16:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m gonna make a prediction. I have not heard this yet. And I must confess the last 20 minutes I have been off the grid in terms of paying attention to any news. I’m just gonna predict to you by 3 o’clock today, by the end of this program today, this terrorist bombing in New York will be said to be due to the rage in the Islamic world of Trump moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That’s what I am predicting they will chalk this up to. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened — Snerdley, have you...
  • CNN: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

    12/11/2017 3:45:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media. Which is, of course, her right. The relationship between any White House and any press corps tasked with covering that White House is almost always fraught and fractious. But, on Monday, Sanders made an accusation that went way, way beyond the pale of the usual give and take between White House and press corps. Here's what she said: "There's a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly. You can't say -- I'm not done. You can't say...
  • CNN Busted Reporting Fake News on WikiLeaks Email

    12/11/2017 1:25:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, I want to go back to Friday on this program, because the CNN story is that we were talking about for much of the last two hours of the program, we didn’t learn the full scope of what had happened until after the program was over. So let’s go back and let us relive that moment on Friday when we learned that CNN was reporting that the Trump administration had been offered WikiLeaks data about 10 days before it was posted on WikiLeaks. CNN claimed to have an exclusive, and they reported it breathlessly, and...
  • Bob Mueller vs. Ken Starr: A Classic Media Double Standard

    12/11/2017 11:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Liberal reporters are scandalized by what they say is President Trump’s effort to “discredit” and “undermine” special counsel Robert Mueller, worried that it could presage an attempt to “remove Mueller, or end his investigation.” But when President Bill Clinton was being investigated by Ken Starr, journalists applauded Democratic and White House attacks on the independent counsel, and frequently joined in themselves. Today’s journalists seem appalled by attempts by the President and his allies that question Mueller’s credibility. Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Sean Sullivan sounded the alarm in a front-page story on December 7: “Several law enforcement officials said...
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • Surprisingly, Republicans and Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear a National Popular Vote

    12/11/2017 10:14:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Republicans are hesitant to switch from our winner-take-all state laws allocating electors to the electoral college to using the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote Plan would award all of a state’s electors to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. There is a fear that such a move will benefit Democrats, since Democrats won the popular vote even though they lost the elections in 2000 and 2016. But the truth is, Republicans are likely going to lose their ability to win the necessary swing state of Florida in the future, and they can...
  • The Supreme Court Continues To Let The Second Amendment Fade

    12/11/2017 5:27:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 11, 2017 | George Leef
    Our national tug-of-war over the right to keep and bear arms has been going badly for those of us who believe that the Second Amendment protects the right of each individual to protect himself as he thinks best. Back in 2008, Heller laid the foundation for a robust approach to the Second Amendment and in 2010, McDonald told local governments that they couldn’t disregard Heller and limit ownership of firearms however they pleased. And early last year, the Fourth Circuit’s Kolbe decision held that judges must employ strict scrutiny when they consider restrictions that state legislatures place on gun ownership....
  • Megyn Kelly, at it again

    12/11/2017 5:25:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Her ratings tanking, Megyn Kelly has a new idea: Why not interview three women who claimed President Trump sexually harassed them? According to CNBC: NBC News Anchor Megyn Kelly will conduct an exclusive live sit-down interview on Monday, Dec. 11 with three women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, the network said. The interview with Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks will air on NBC News' "Megyn Kelly TODAY" at 9 a.m. New York time. Interesting, because the former Fox News host made her name by quarreling with Donald Trump over sexism, back when he...
  • Memo to American Muslims: Erase the Doctrine of Jihad or Get Out!

    12/11/2017 5:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Shari Goodman and John Steinreich
    Since the loss of nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11 and countless Islamic terrorist attacks since then, America has been subjected to an increasing Muslim population along with the growth of 3,000 mosques throughout our country, with the majority funded by Saudi Arabia. In the age of spineless and perilously non-judgmental multiculturalism, many Americans have not blinked at the sight of burkas and hijabs within our midst. Yet, if we continue to ignore the potential peril presented by a growing but largely unvetted Muslim population, we here in America will likely suffer the same fate as that of our Western European...
  • Christopher Wray’s FBI Stonewall

    12/11/2017 5:04:58 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10,, 2017
    Christopher Wray was supposed to bring a new candor and credibility to the FBI after the James Comey debacle, but the country is still waiting. The director’s testimony Thursday to the House Judiciary Committee suggests he has joined the Justice Department effort to stop the public from learning about the bureau’s role in the 2016 election. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte invited Mr. Wray to answer the multiplying questions about the bureau’s 2016 political interference. This includes the role that the Steele dossier—opposition research financed by the Clinton campaign—played in the FBI’s decision to investigate the Trump presidential campaign. The committee...
  • Nixon’s Ouster and the Attempt to Remove Trump

    12/11/2017 4:55:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    President Trump’s enemies are escalating their comparisons of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion to the resignation of President Richard Nixon after Congressional hearings that set the stage for his impeachment 4 ˝ decades ago. Are these comparisons valid? The answer is yes – and no. Notwithstanding the 45 years separating the two presidents, there are some major similarities and some obvious differences, as well. I was a young student journalist in the nation’s capital during the Watergate investigations and impeachment period. Armed with an official D.C. Metropolitan Police press pass, I was able to cover and...
  • No One Ever Drowned in Roy Moore's Car

    12/11/2017 1:06:50 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With Gaviglio on Dodd's lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his...
  • Democratic campaign flyer compares Roy Moore to George Wallace, says he supports segregation

    12/11/2017 4:10:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    A mailer sent by the campaign of Alabama Senate Democratic nominee Doug Jones compares Republican opponent Roy Moore to the former segregationist governor George Wallace just days after the Jones campaign faced a social media backlash over a different racially-charged flyer. Fox News has obtained a copy of the latest mailer, sent to black voters in the state. It shows an infamous 1963 photo of Wallace standing at the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block black students from enrolling. “George Wallace fought to protect segregation,” the flyer reads. “So did Roy Moore.” “Lying Doug Jones is at...
  • Obama still doesn’t get it – optimism, not whining, grows an economy

    12/11/2017 3:29:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Liz Peek
    Poor President Obama. He doesn’t think he’s getting enough credit for today’s booming economy. Speaking at a conference of mayors in Chicago recently, Mr. Obama said, “We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far — a streak that still continues, by the way.” After a dramatic pause, he added: “Thanks, Obama.” Obama has always been excellent at making speeches. But delivering robust growth? Not so much. Certainly not the kind of 3 percent-plus growth the U.S. is enjoying today, which has forced unemployment to a 17-year low. Instead, we saw an extended period of tepid...