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  • Why Trump Wins: He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.

    07/01/2016 11:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 27, 2016 | Scott McConnell
    When he descended the Trump Tower escalator on June 15 last year to announce his run for the presidency, Donald Trump polled near the bottom of the Republican field. An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll taken from June 14 to 18 reported Trump was the first choice of 1 percent of Republican voters, behind Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, and eight others. A RealClearPolitics graphic tracking an average of several polls illustrates the stunning speed of Trump’s rise. For most of June, Trump’s line slithered along the bottom of the 17-person field, then headed by Jeb Bush. Two weeks after his announcement,...
  • Trump Hires Star Conservative Pollster Kellyanne Conway

    07/01/2016 11:15:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign announced new hires on Friday. Kellyanne Conway, a veteran pollster, joined Trump’s campaign team to work alongside Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort. Conway has more than twenty years of polling and research experience for nonprofit, commercial, and political clients and has worked for Congressional candidates in the past. She recently served as president of the Keep the Promise I, a PAC that supported Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential primary campaign. According to the campaign press release, “She is widely regarded as an expert on female consumers and female voters.” Trump issued a statement about...
  • Philippines' Duterte urges communists to kill criminals

    07/01/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/2016 | Cecil Morella
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversial war on crime in which he has warned thousands will die.
  • Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch just made Hillary’s email problems even worse

    07/01/2016 7:19:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 107 replies
    Wapo ^ | 7/1/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    A big part of politics is appearances and perceptions. If something looks bad, people will likely conclude it is bad — even if there's no actual evidence or proof of its relative badness. Politicians know this; it's why they don't wear funny hats or get in tanks (anymore). And it's why Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch should have known better when they huddled privately at the Phoenix airport earlier this week. Lynch is the nation's top cop and, as such, oversees the FBI, which is conducting an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton or any of her associates broke...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • 13 Percent of People Would Rather Have a Meteor Hit Earth Than Elect Trump or Clinton

    07/01/2016 6:25:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    US News&WorldReport ^ | 7/1/16 | Rachel Dicker
    How much do some people hate the idea of a President Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Apparently enough that they'd rather die in an apocalyptic event than see it become a reality. According to the latest survey by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, 13 percent of people would rather have a giant meteor hit Earth than elect Clinton or Trump. .. The exact question: "If the choices for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would you choose?" About 43 percent opted for Clinton, 38 percent for Trump, 13 percent for...
  • Ex-State Dept. Official May Have Lied To Congress About Hillary’s Email Setup

    07/01/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 | Chuck Ross
    The recent release of House Benghazi Committee interview transcripts includes one from a now-retired State Department official who appears to have given inconsistent statements about his knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. During an interview with the committee last year, John Bentel, the former director of the Executive Secretariat’s information resource management division, which manages records and communications for State Department’s leadership, claimed he had no knowledge of Clinton’s use of personal email account or private server. But emails recently released by Judicial Watch — as well as findings laid out in a recent State Department inspector general’s report —...
  • Meet Donald Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder Builds ‘Oppressive’ Wall Around Hawaii Property

    07/01/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 29 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Just in case you’re still wondering why the world’s so-called “elites” are losing credibility and respect faster than Mario Draghi can say “whatever it takes…” New York Magazine reports: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd of developers that he heard “fearful voices calling for building walls.” At the time it was widely assumed he was talking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But perhaps he was just hearing the voices echoing across his enormous Hawaiian estate? Back in 2014, the Facebook CEO purchased 700 acres of land on the island of Kauai for a cool $100 million....
  • Chechen Leader Kadyrov Seeks Apprentice on Reality TV Show

    07/01/2016 5:43:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Another powerful, controversial man is taking to reality TV to find an assistant — not Donald Trump, but the leader of Chechnya. Russian state television on Thursday broadcast Live — The Team, soliciting viewers to apply for a competition to become an assistant to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The competition seeks applicants who have significant concepts for developing the Caucasus republic, which endured two separatist wars with Russia over the past 20 years.
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    07/01/2016 5:29:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies ^ | 7/01/16 | Peter Byrne
    "Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece" Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn't enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy. In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that...
  • Clinton scheduled to interview with FBI: reports

    07/01/2016 4:56:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Hillary Clinton could be interviewed in the coming days as part of the federal investigation into her “homebrew” email setup. The rumored interview could indicate the FBI is in the final stages of its investigation and comes after Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that she would defer to investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether to press charges. Multiple current and former aides to Clinton have reportedly answered the FBI’s questions in recent months, in what appeared to be a path leading to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee herself. According to ABC News , the Justice Department's goal is to complete...
  • 'Pray. Vote. Engage': Franklin Graham prayer rally in Juneau today [Paper Makes It About Sex]

    07/01/2016 4:44:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 6/29/16 | LISA PHU
    As the Juneau Assembly considers a city ordinance that would protect the rights of all, including those in the LGBTQ community, a religious group that thinks homosexuality is “sinful” is holding a prayer rally in the capital city Friday... .....According to its “Statement of Faith,” BGEA believes “... marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.” Rhoads said homosexuality is considered “sinful.” “The good news is you can be forgiven of all that and that’s what Franklin would want to say. Most people want to talk about what the Bible is against; the Bible is...
  • 10 Things Nehlen Will Do When Elected

    07/01/2016 4:38:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    In the 1st 60 days, I will: 1. Introduce legislation to implement the scaled tariff, which will bring hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. Treasury from mercantilist countries in the 1st year, and cause the biggest spike in U.S. manufacturing we’ve seen in our lifetime. 2. Introduce legislation to abolish the Puerto Rico hedge fund investor bailout and explain to U.S. taxpayers how Congress and the POTUS just set the 5th Amendment tripwire using the U.S. Versus Winstar case law as the example. 3. Sign on to HR3892 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act and vociferously defend its merits....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bulk of sweeping gun-control package into law, vetoes five bills

    07/01/2016 3:45:38 PM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 81 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 7/1/2016
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed six gun-control bills into law, including a requirement that ammunition purchasers undergo background checks. The governor vetoed five other measures. “My goal in signing these bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” Brown wrote in a message. Brown approved bills that would ban the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with bullet buttons allowing the ammunition magazines to be easily detached and replaced. The National Rifle Assn. Institute for Legislative Action accused the governor of exploiting the...
  • Lou Dobbs: Paul Ryan a delusional RINO

    07/01/2016 3:24:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    At 2:49 in the video
  • Bill Clinton’s Loretta Lynch Meeting Part of his ‘Soft Intimidation’ Campaign To Neutralize Threats

    07/01/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Retired U.S. Secret Service officer Gary Byrne told Breitbart News exclusively that former President Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch was a form of “soft intimidation” he became all too familiar with when he used to stand guard outside Clinton’s Oval Office. “I know all too well how the Clintons use intimidation – it was often soft intimidation, and other times not so soft – to get their way,” Byrne, the author of the newly released book on the Clintons, said in an email. “They are doing this to Loretta Lynch. They are doing it with my...
  • Lou Dobbs: If Ryan Survives Primary, Dems Will Let Him Win Because He Gives Them What They Want

    07/01/2016 3:20:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 7/1/16 | Brian Mcarey
    During his “A Few Thoughts” segment last night, Lou Dobbs smacked around Willard “Mitt” Romney and milquetoast Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. He didn’t mince words. In fact, Dobbs predicted that if Ryan survives his primary challenge from Paul Nehlen, the DCCC won’t spend a dime financing his Democratic opponent. Why? Because Ryan tends to surrender to Democrats all too often. As a case in point: he’s giving the Dems a vote on gun control next week. Apparently, their cry-baby sit-in on the House floor worked after all. So it’s hard to argue with what Dobbs is saying. Check...

    07/01/2016 3:15:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 6/30/16 | Julia Hahn
    Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen has launched his latest billboard ad attacking House Speaker Paul Ryan’s open borders immigration agenda. Reminiscent of the successful billboard campaign of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), Nehlen’s billboard reads: “Paul Ryan Wants To Bring In Six Foreign Workers For Every One Wisconsin Worker. Why Does Paul Ryan Think American Workers Aren’t Good Enough?” This billboard will be featured in Kenosha and Burlington, Wisconsin. This new ad follows a billboard Nehlen’s campaign launched last week targeting Ryan’s support for increased Islamic migration, which is on display in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. “My team and I...
  • Judges as Trump's conservative trump card

    Donald Trump isn't your standard conservative Republican, but on one issue he did his best to sound like one while addressing the Western Conservative Summit on Friday: judges.
  • Sanders is itching for a convention fight

    07/01/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1,2016 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    If platform flash points aren't resolved, the Vermont senator says he'll take his battle to the floor of the Democratic convention. While he admits that some gains are better than none at all, Sanders himself has already begun voicing his dissatisfaction. In an email to supporters on Thursday (titled "We're going to the convention") Sanders wrote that "we are going to take our political revolution into the halls of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where we will fight to place a $15 minimum wage, opposition to TPP, and a ban on fracking directly into the Democratic Platform." That email...
  • Feds ask for 27-month delay in release of Clinton staff emails

    07/01/2016 12:47:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/16 | Julian Hattem
    The Obama administration on Thursday asked a federal court to delay until October 2018 the release of 14,000 pages of emails from aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a court filing on Wednesday, administration lawyers said the State Department miscalculated the amount of material it would need to process the documents as part of a lawsuit with the conservative organization Citizens United. As a result, the government asked for a 27-month delay to release the emails, which were originally due out on July 21. “State deeply regrets these errors, and is working diligently to correct them as...
  • The Twenty-eighth amendment (VANITY)

    07/01/2016 12:37:26 PM PDT · by fhayek · 34 replies
    I propose that there needs to be an amendment to the United States Constitution. I also need help from the pool of the most intelligent observers of the political scene. Here is my idea: The president should NOT be allowed to pardon anyone with whom he has a personal connection. So, how should this be structured? I believe that any pardon issued by the 'executive', should be subject to approval by the House of Representative. Should one-third of the House, have objection to the pardon, the pardon would be nullified. Maybe my format should be modified. I would like any...
  • This Conservative Insurgent Pulls Close in CO Senate Without Establishment Help

    07/01/2016 11:57:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    After the establishment National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) showed favor to John Keyser in the GOP primary for Colorado’s Senate race, not many thought Lt. Daryl Glenn had a shot, except for conservatives. But he easily won the primary and now he’s within striking distance of taking down liberal Sen. Michael Bennet, all without aid from Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party establishment. The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) backed Glenn recently calling him a “truly exceptional candidate that will be a game changer for the country.” Now, in an email to supporters, the SCF says they’re internal polling has Glenn...
  • Trump Ignites White Working-Class Revolution

    07/01/2016 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    Everyone's looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme. How did the likes of Donald Trump make it to the forefront of American politics? How did the British break their strong link with the Europeans just across the channel? The common denominators, so we're told, are "revolution," "down with the elites" and "power to the people." Or, as Che Guevara put it: "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." The idea of revolution, of course, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee,...
  • Donald Trump used money donated for charity to buy himself a Tim Tebow-signed football helmet

    07/01/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Did Donald Trump violate IRS rules, by using a charity's money to buy himself a signed football helmet? Four years ago, at a charity fundraiser in Palm Beach, Donald Trump got into a bidding war at the evening's live auction. The items up for sale: A Denver Broncos helmet, autographed by then-star quarterback Tim Tebow, and a Tebow jersey. Trump won, eventually, with a bid of $12,000. Afterward, he posed with the helmet. His purchase made gossip-column news: a flourish of generosity, by a mogul with money to burn. "The Donald giveth, and The Donald payeth," wrote the Palm Beach...
  • Reuters Daily Tracking- Clinton 44 - Trump 35 (Trump gains 5 points this week)

    07/01/2016 11:17:56 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2016 | Reuters
    No article just the link.
  • Was Bill Clinton Plea Bargaining With The Attorney General?

    07/01/2016 11:16:23 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/30/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova told the Daily Caller News Foundation the former President “is at least a witness in two criminal investigations, probably a subject in two criminal investigations. He is a person of interest officially to the Department of Justice,” he said flatly.
  • Cornyn: Clintons 'Acting Like the Rules that Apply to...Everybody Else Don't Apply to Them'

    07/01/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | Susan Jones
    Former President Bill Clinton's private meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch not only "looks really bad," but it's typical of the Clintons, said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). "It's not just the actual impropriety, it's the appearance of impropriety," Cornyn told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Thursday evening. "And it's really part of a larger narrative about the Clintons just acting like the rules that apply to you and everybody else don't apply to them. And certainly I would not have expected Attorney General Lynch, being a professional prosecutor that she is, to make a mistake like this. But it...
  • Why Do They Hate Hillary Clinton? (Easy Answer: Because She's Evil!!!)

    07/01/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "Why do people hate Hillary Clinton so much?" a reporter from the Canadian Broadcasting Company asked me this week. I responded that the pitiless rancor of American politics today is out of all proportion to our real challenges -- but it's worth recalling how Hillary Clinton earned her miserable reputation. It was the flagrant and prodigious lies. She has arguably abused power, enriched herself and her family with blatant influence selling and betrayed an arrogant disregard for the normal rules. In the past few weeks, since she defeated Bernie Sanders, Clinton has been impersonating a centrist. Her foreign policy speech...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday

    07/01/2016 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 204 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:37 PM 07/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller. The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server. Hundreds of now-classified documents — some of them “Top Secret” — were sent and received through Clinton’s private server, which she housed at her...
  • Trump 'flabbergasted' by meeting between AG Lynch, Bill Clinton

    07/01/2016 10:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2016
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that reports of a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton left him "flabbergasted." Lynch and Clinton met on Lynch's plane after she landed at the Phoenix airport Monday evening. Lynch has denied that the two spoke about the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. However, Republicans and Democrats have criticized her for creating a possible conflict of interest, and some lawmakers have called for Lynch to recuse herself from the investigation.
  • ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Firearms Licensing Did Not Stop Terrorist with AK-47 in Istanbul(T)

    07/01/2016 10:10:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Turkey, which recently suffered an attack in the Istanbul airport by a terrorist with an AK-47, has a complete prohibition on private ownership of semiautomatic rifles, firearm licensing requirements, and background checks. In American leftist lingo, an AK-47, a type of semiautomatic rifle, is an “assault weapon.” AK-47s are completely banned from private possession. That, however, did not keep a terrorist from getting one. And that alone highlights the foolishness of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) pursuit of more gun control following the June 12 Orlando terror attack. In fact, the gun controls in Turkey are so strict that a...
  • Trump 'Looking At' Replacing Hijab-Wearing TSA Agents with Veterans (What an excellent choice)

    07/01/2016 9:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    During a question-and-answer session following a trade policy speech by Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday, a member of the audience asked, "Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these hibi-jabis they wear at TSA?" "I understand," the Republican presidential nominee responded. "I’ve seen them myself. We need the veterans back in there to take it. They fought for this country and defended it, they’ll still do it," the woman continued. "You know, and we are looking at that," he said. "And we are looking at that. We’re...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • Judge Pirro: Lynch reveals no charges for Hillary on email

    07/01/2016 9:22:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Judge Jeanine Pirro, the longtime prosecutor and judge who now is an analyst for Fox News, on Friday said Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comments on her private, and secret, meeting with former President Bill Clinton means Hillary Clinton will not be charged over her private email server scandal. WND reported on the meeting, which happened Monday in Phoenix and was between Bill Clinton and Lynch. She said they talked about golf and grandchildren but not the looming criminal case against Hillary Clinton. The revelations about the meeting promptly triggered a groundswell of demands that Lynch recuse herself from any decision...
  • On Independence Day Weekend=> Weekly Standard Calls for Elitist Coup at GOP Convention

    07/01/2016 8:48:25 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican elites are not going down without a fight. Donald Trump shattered the GOP primary record this year by more than a million votes. He was running against 16 challengers – another record. But that won’t stop the GOP elites from trying to steal the nomination. The Weekly Standard today called on delegates to steal the nomination from Donald Trump at the Republican Convention this month.The traitors would rather see Hillary win than support Donald Trump.Bill Kristol at The Weekly Standard reported: This election cycle hasn’t been kind to Republican big shots. Their favorite presidential candidates—Jeb Bush, Scott Walker...
  • Attorney general to back FBI and Justice findings in Clinton email server probe

    07/01/2016 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Brian Murphy and Ellen Nakashima
    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will support the recommendations from prosecutors and others leading probes into the use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, a Justice Department official said. Lynch’s statement — expected later Friday during a gathering in Colorado — underscores the intense sensitivity surrounding the FBI and Justice investigations into the past use of an exclusive email server by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
  • No, Loretta Lynch Is Not ‘Recusing Herself’ from Emailgate

    07/01/2016 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2016 11:04 AM | Ian Tuttle
    Big News, via the New York Times: “Lynch to Accept Guidance of F.B.I. in Clinton Email Inquiry”.... Just one problem: It’s not true. Here’s Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, citing a senior DOJ official: Attorney General Lynch reserves the right to overrule the recommendation of career prosecutors and the FBI in the Hillary Clinton email probe. This official says the probability she would overrule is “very, very low,” but it is not zero. In other words, Lynch is not “recusing herself,” as has been rumored, and she is not committing herself to the FBI’s recommendation. Despite the “furor,” nothing has changed. And,...
  • ‘Giant Meteor’ of death tied with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump among independents: Poll

    07/01/2016 7:16:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Roughly 13 percent of Americans think extinction via “Giant Meteor” would be preferable to electing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump the next U.S. commander in chief. “It’s a simple reality that both of this year’s Presidential candidates are unpopular. Clinton’s favorability is 39/54, and Trump is even worse off at 35/58,’ the pollster’s report reads. “This has given rise to the ‘Giant Meteor for President’ movement, and we find that the Meteor would poll at 13 percent — far more support than the third party candidates actually on the ballot
  • Obama: I'm Still Not Enforcing Immigration Law, No Matter What The Court Says

    07/01/2016 7:08:18 AM PDT · by LucyT · 87 replies
    FoxNation ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Speaking shortly after the Supreme Court’s immigration decision, President Obama made it “very clear” that deporting illegal immigrants is not a priority of his administration. ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling .......................................................................................
  • Woodburn Shooter Deported Six Times Since 2003

    07/01/2016 6:58:42 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    KXL ^ | June 30, 2016 | KXL
    Woodburn, Ore — The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement: “After conducting a comprehensive review of Mr. Oseguera’s immigration and criminal history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has designated this as a federal interest case. To that end, the agency filed a notice of action with the Marion County Jail asking to be alerted if or when Mr. Oseguera is slated for release so...
  • Reporter Claims the FBI Ordered ‘No Photos, No Pictures’ of Lynch/Clinton Meeting

    07/01/2016 6:55:40 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 83 replies ^ | 8:47 am, July 1st, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Reporter Claims the FBI Ordered ‘No Photos, No Pictures’ of Lynch/Clinton Meeting by Alex Griswold | 8:47 am, July 1st, 2016 In an interview with The O’Reilly Factor, the Phoenix journalist who broke the story of the private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former president Bill Clinton said that his sources tell him the FBI was on the scene telling bystanders they weren’t allowed to take photos. “The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.’ He...
  • The Day That Bill Clinton Met Ted Cruz (Airport flashback May '16)

    07/01/2016 6:40:55 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | Maggie Haberman and Matt Flegenheimer
    But that afternoon, Mr. Cruz came upon Mr. Clinton at the airport, where both men happened to have landed for events for the respective campaigns. Angel Urena, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton, and Catherine Frazier, a spokesman for Mr. Cruz, both confirmed the encounter, but declined to discuss any details of what happened or what they discussed. But according to three people briefed on the interaction, who were granted anonymity to describe the meeting, Mr. Cruz had landed at the airport before Mr. Clinton did, for an event tucked into his schedule just a day earlier. The Secret Service traveling...
  • Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

    07/01/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Peter Schweitzer
    But while the pardon was a political mistake, it certainly was not a financial one. In the years following the scandal, the flow of funds from those connected to Marc Rich or the pardon scandal have continued to the Clintons. Rich died in 2013. But his business partners, lawyers, advisers and friends have showered millions of dollars on the Clintons in the decade and a half following the scandal.... ...In the years since the pardon was granted, Dozoretz has served the Clintons closely: as the finance co-chair of Hillary’s 2008 campaign and as a senior State Department official during Hillary’s...
  • Donald Trump: 'I'm running against two parties'

    07/01/2016 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 48 replies ^ | Updated 3:33 PM ET, Thu June 30, 2016 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    Donald Trump: 'I'm running against two parties' Eric Bradner By Eric Bradner, CNN Updated 3:33 PM ET, Thu June 30, 2016 (CNN)Republicans are trying to embrace Donald Trump -- but he isn't making it easy. Just three weeks before the party plans to coronate Trump as its 2016 standard-bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the presumptive nominee is keeping up the infighting that has troubled the GOP's establishment for months. "It's almost -- in some ways, like, I'm running against two parties," Trump told conservative talk radio host Mike Gallagher on Thursday. In the past two days, Trump...
  • James Comey Just Became the Most Powerful Person in America

    07/01/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who’s even more powerful than the king? The person who gets to pick the king. And as of this morning that person is, quite possibly, FBI Director James Comey. Today’s Morning Joe reported breaking news from the New York Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch has decided that she will accept the recommendation of the FBI regarding its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. If Comey recommends against an indictment of Hillary, that would lift a huge cloud that has been dragging her candidacy down. It would put Hillary in a very strong position to become the next president. But should Comey...
  • Mitch McConnell Praises Hillary Clinton — Day After Benghazi Report

    07/01/2016 5:53:26 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday — the day after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report. “She’s an intelligent and capable person, no question about it,” McConnell told Time Warner Cable News, adding that he had worked well with her in the Senate and would be able to work with her as president. The Benghazi report details a pattern of incompetence, negligence, and dishonesty by Clinton and her associates. She failed to provide adequate security for U.S. diplomats in Benghazi; failed to take action to save U.S....
  • Lynch to Accept F.B.I. Recommendations in Clinton Email Inquiry, Official Says

    07/01/2016 4:59:34 AM PDT · by upchuck · 94 replies
    NYT ^ | July 1, 2016 | Matt Apuzzo
    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case. The Justice Department had been moving toward such an arrangement for months — officials said in April that it was being considered — but a private meeting between Ms. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton this week set off a political furor and made the...
  • Donald Trump’s Alt-Earth—Where America Is Poor, Weak, and Terrified

    07/01/2016 4:51:58 AM PDT · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Dailybeast ^ | July 1, 2016 | Stuart Stevens
    You can’t make it up—there’s a 25 percent or so chance that an unhinged demagogue will be America’s next commander in chief. A few years ago I started noodling on a novel that I hoped would expose the fault lines that seemed to be splitting our politics. My thought was to take reality and push it to the edge both for comic affect and to offer up a cautionary tale of where our politics might be headed. I finished the book in the summer of 2015 and I was a little worried that I had gone too far. How believable...
  • A Suspicious Meeting in Phoenix Probably Means FBI Charges against Clinton

    07/01/2016 4:49:56 AM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    On Tuesday Attorney General Loretta Lynch met former President Bill Clinton at a Phoenix airport where they held a discussion that lasted at least thirty minutes. Lynch’s explanation for her meeting with Clinton was that it was entirely coincidental and they mainly discussed his two infant grandchildren. This is unconvincing if not preposterous. When Loretta Lynch opens her mouth to speak on a public policy issue, she, like her boss the president, is not likely to be telling the truth. So we can pretty confidently presume that something else topped the agenda, to wit: a forthcoming referral of criminal charges...