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  • Rachel Maddow gets that STUPID SMIRK wiped off her face by Trump's Election! MUST SEE!!

    08/23/2017 12:16:23 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    I think it's time to savor and enjoy this clip again, to remind us just how awesome Trump's victory was. Maybe just maybe there are a few on this forum who have not seen this. If so, it's a must see.
  • The Very Strange Indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers

    08/21/2017 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2017 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Let’s say you’re a prosecutor in Washington. You are investigating a husband and wife, naturalized Americans, who you believe have scammed a federal credit union out of nearly $300,000. So . . . what’s the best evidence you could possibly have, the slam-dunk proof that their goal was to steal the money and never look back? That’s easy: One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to high-tail it to Pakistan after they’d wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his flight. The indictment...
  • Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire

    07/11/2017 3:08:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 01-11-2017 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton. Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country. Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
  • Bitter Clinton Supporters Try to Unseat Bernie Sanders in Senate Race

    07/07/2017 12:01:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Observer ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Michael Sainato
    Vermont resident Jon Svitavsky announced on July 5 that he is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders in his upcoming re-election in 2018. In his most recent race for re-election, Sanders won over 71 percent of the vote and the Democratic Party didn’t bother to run a candidate. In the 2016 presidential primaries, Sanders received over 86 percent of the vote in Vermont. Among the small percentage of people who voted for Hillary Clinton in the state was Svitavsky, a homeless shelter director who is beginning to receive support from other disgruntled Clinton supporters across the country. In October 2016, Politico ran...
  • Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham ask DOJ for all FISA warrant requests on Russian election meddling

    06/28/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Kelly Cohen
    Two top Republican senators are asking the Justice Department to turn over all applications by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe sent Tuesday and made public Wednesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., request "all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants." "We are writing to request information regarding [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act]-related actions by the FBI and the Justice Department in the course of the investigation of Russian interference in...
  • Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

    06/26/2017 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 26, 2017
    HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle. Harrisonburg Votes is a...
  • Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    06/22/2017 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health...
  • Former CIA Director Tells Lawmakers About 'Very Aggressive' Russian Election Meddling

    05/23/2017 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 75 replies
    Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered in the 2016 election process," despite U.S. efforts to warn them off. Brennan testified in an open session of the committee, one of a handful of congressional committee now investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Brennan said he told his Russian counterpart, the head of Russia's FSB, last August that if Russia pursued its efforts to interfere, "it would destroy any near-term prospect for improvement in relations" between the two countries. He said Russia denied any attempts to interfere. In his opening statement, Brennan...
  • A 2016 Election Battleground State Is Investigating Potential Voter Fraud

    05/11/2017 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 10, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race was decided by little more than 1,000 votes in November, while the spread between the top two presidential candidates was fewer than 3,000 votes.While 458 potentially fraudulent votes aren’t enough to have changed the outcome of either race, the questionable votes prompted an investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and legislation to reform the state’s same-day voter registration.“It’s not enough to change the result of the national level races, but it could impact state or local races that are often decided by just one vote,” New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan...
  • Ellen DeGeneres won't allow Trump on her show: 'He's against everything that I stand for'

    05/05/2017 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Jethro Nededog
    Ellen DeGeneres won't have President Donald Trump as a guest on her hit daytime talk show. "I'm not going to change his mind," she told Matt Lauer during a pretaped interview on Friday's "Today" show of her reasoning for not having Trump on her talk show. "He's against everything that I stand for." DeGeneres acknowledged that she does know the president. In the past, he had appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," also known as "Ellen," to promote his NBC reality show "The Apprentice" in its early seasons. But things have become icy between the two since the election. "I...
  • 'Shattered': Book Mocks Hillary's Kickoff Speech that Author Praised in 2015

    04/18/2017 11:06:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign could just as accurately been titled, Shattered: How a Pair of MSM Journalists Inadvertently Destroyed Their Credibility. The reason is that while authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes are now somewhat frank in revealing the faults of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, back when they were reporting on it they acted as cheerleaders for her. As proof we have the first chapter of the book which went into detail on the background of the gymnastics that went into crafting via committee the banalities that went into Hillary's lackluster kickoff speech on June 13, 2015 at...
  • Celeb Freak Out! Katy Perry Suffered ‘Trauma’ From ‘Scary’ Trump Winning

    04/14/2017 6:58:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 14, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal celebrities just can’t let it go. Hillary-loving singer Katy Perry gave an interview to Vogue for the May issue and recounted the “trauma” caused by the “scary” Donald Trump winning last November. As though she were suffering PTSD, Perry mourned, “I was really disheartened for a while; it just brought up a lot of trauma for me. Misogyny and sexism were in my childhood.”  She compared, “I have an issue with suppressive males and not being seen as equal. I felt like a little kid again being faced with a scary, controlling guy.” Perry added, “But it's an awakening...
  • An Unlikable Woman

    04/13/2017 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | By Ashley Pratte - Opinion Contributor
    Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 because she was unpopular, not because she's a woman. Last week, at the 8th annual Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton linked her election loss to her success and ambition. She claimed, "the more successful and therefore ambitious a woman is, the less likable she becomes." Clinton certainly had a likability problem during her presidential campaign, but it was due to her untrustworthiness, which she never overcame in the polls with the American public. With her email scandal looming large over her campaign, she saw her support drop. The email scandal and the ensuing...
  • FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page

    04/11/2017 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2017
    The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said. The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials. This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe...
  • Why Experts Say Democrats Are Still “Screwed”

    04/11/2017 8:43:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Vanity Fair | April 10, 2017 | by James Warren
    URL Only per FR posting rules: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/why-experts-say-democrats-are-still-screwed
  • Breaking News: FBI Uncovers Evidence That 62 Million Trump Voters are All Russian Agents

    04/09/2017 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    NYFeed.org ^ | 4/7/2017 | NYFeed
    Anonymous sources within the FBI have revealed to The Times that they have new evidence indicating that everyone who voted for Donald Trump is an agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB). An unknown portion of these voters may have had their minds controlled by a Russian space-beam, agents close to the investigation say. The allegation that 62 million Americans appear to be employed by Russian intelligence services has rocked the Bureau, and it is reported that multiple agents have taken their own lives, given that realizing just how deep this Russian hacking conspiracy runs blew their minds – literally....
  • MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

    04/08/2017 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2017 | Avi Selk
    A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for an international crisis. A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week — a “false flag” to trick President Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war. A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump — distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia by provoking...
  • The pursuit of Trump may have caught the Obama White House

    04/04/2017 3:00:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2017 | By Ed Rogers
    It is said that Watergate wasn’t about the crime, but about the coverup. Well, at least in the Watergate scandal, there was a proper crime — specifically, the break-in and wiretapping. The frenzy has created a scandal without perpetrators or a crime. There is a sense that Washington is on the brink, but no one can say on the brink of what. Rice has a history of a strained relationship with the truth, and for a national security adviser, she has, at times, flown close to the partisan political flame. So, what was going on? Why did she do it?...
  • FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY TRIED TO REVEAL RUSSIAN TAMPERING MONTHS BEFORE ELECTION

    03/29/2017 8:06:25 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/29/17 AT 5:43 PM | BY JOSH SAUL AND MAX KUTNER
    FBI Director James Comey attempted to go public as early as the summer of 2016 with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, but Obama administration officials blocked him from doing so, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell Newsweek. Well before the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence accused the Russian government of tampering with the U.S. election in an October 7 statement, Comey pitched the idea of writing an op-ed about the Russian campaign during a meeting in the White House’s situation room in June or July....
  • FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites

    03/20/2017 4:01:09 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 65 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | March 20, 2017 | BY PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    WASHINGTON Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused by the FBI of ordering a...