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  • Stop Criticizing Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin Says So.

    10/22/2017 12:09:53 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 7 replies
    If you want to be a good American, listen to Vladimir Putin and stop criticizing Donald Trump. That’s the “helpful” suggestion the Russian president made Thursday at a foreign affairs conference in Sochi, according to the state-run Tass news agency. “Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions,” Putin said, before adding this dig: “Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the U.S. political system.” Putin then...
  • Celebrities Make It Official: Pick Trump or Us

    10/21/2017 11:34:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    HOLLYWOOD IN TOTO ^ | 10/15/2017 | Christian Toto
    Two prominent stars say what many Hollywood dwellers have been hinting at since Nov. 8, 2016. For a while one message rang out from Team Hollywood in the Age of Trump. The industry didnÂ’t want you as a customer if you wear a red MAGA hat. Oh, celebrities didnÂ’t actually mouth those words. Instead, they embedded their disgust for both President Donald Trump and his admirers in nearly everything they did. - Movies. - TV shows - Late night monologues. - PSAs - Press interviews - Social media We got the message, even if they didnÂ’t actually say it. Denver...
  • Good question: Where were all the leakers/reporters on the Uranium One scandal?

    10/21/2017 10:57:52 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/21/2017 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy has reported, there hasn’t been much in the headlines about a story broken by The Hill on Tuesday that essentially confirmed something Donald Trump suggested throughout his campaign; that is, Russian nuclear officials routed millions to the Clintons’ charitable foundation and ended up capturing 20 percent of America’s uranium supply during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.The Hill reported: Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

    (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing “politics of division” that he said was corroding American democracy. Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by backing Democrats in Nov. 7 elections in the two states. “What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times...
  • Calm Down About Those Virginia Polls, Folks

    10/21/2017 7:52:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/20/2017 | Harry Enten
    A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday generated a ton of headlines. It found Republican Ed Gillespie leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 1 percentage point, 48 percent to 47 percent. Democrat Ralph Northam has led in most surveys of the race, and if Republicans win Virginia with President Trump so unpopular, you can expect a full-blown freakout among Democrats. Adding to the confusion: Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday showing Northam up 14 percentage points, 53 percent to 39 percent. So what the heck is going on in the Virginia governor’s race? Nothing. The split between the Monmouth and...
  • Obama tears into Ed Gillespie’s MS-13 ads, calling them ‘as cynical as politics gets’

    10/21/2017 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    RICHMOND — Former president Barack Obama took the unusual step of criticizing and mocking Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for a controversial ad blitz highlighting Latino gang violence. As he rallied for the Democratic candidate Ralph Northam on Thursday night, Obama mentioned that he and his wife, Michelle Obama, have seen Republican Ed Gillespie’s commercials airing on television in their D.C. home. The spots say Northam is “weak on MS-13” as images of tattooed Latino men and the gang motto “Kill, Rape, Control” pop up on the screen.
  • Perez tries to unify Democrats, says Trump an 'existential threat' to US

    10/21/2017 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/17
    Democratic Party chairman Tom Perez tried to unify the political left around an anti-Trump message Saturday, calling the president an "existential threat" to the nation and "the most dangerous president in American history."Addressing the first national party gathering since his election in February, Perez lambasted "a culture of corruption" that he said extends to Trump's Cabinet, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But Perez also warned that internal ruckuses over party priorities and leadership would distract from the goal of winning more elections to upend Republicans' domination in Washington.The chairman's plea comes amid a rift over his...
  • WATCH: Tom Steyer Creates Ad Campaign Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

    10/21/2017 7:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/21/17 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Democrat mega-donor and California billionaire Tom Steyer announced a $10 million national advertising campaign Friday in which he calls for President Trump’s impeachment.In the ad called “Join Us,” Steyer argues that Trump is unfit for office because he has pushed the U.S. toward nuclear war, threatened the shutdown of news organizations he does not like, accepted money from foreign governments, and obstructed justice at the FBI.
  • Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

    10/21/2017 6:53:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/21/2017 | BBC
    Populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech Republic's general election. Mr. Babis, 63, is the country's second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment and Eurosceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ANO (Yes) collected a share of almost 30%-nearly three times that of the closet rival.... he was not prepared to cooperate with either the far-right, anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy Party or the Communist Psrty.... He says he would not bring the Czech Republic into the Eurozone, but he wants the country to stay in the EU, telling Reuters he would propose changes...
  • Wall Street furious over proposal to slash 401(k) limits

    10/21/2017 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    The NEw York Post ^ | October 21st, 2017 | By Kevin Dugan
    Wall Street pushed back hard on Friday against a report that congressional Republicans are weighing a plan to severely limit the amount of money Americans can contribute to their 401(k)s. The Capitol Hill lawmakers, searching for ways to pay for President TrumpÂ’s broad proposed tax cuts, are eyeing a $2,400 cap on pre-tax contributions to 401(k) plans, used by millions of US workers to save for retirement. Currently, the pre-tax limit for such contributions is $18,000 a year. Contributions to 401(k)s are tax-deferred, which means that the government wonÂ’t be able to get its cut until retirees start withdrawing money...
  • Tony Katz: I Interviewed President Trump — And He's Not the Guy You See on TV

    10/21/2017 5:49:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 10/20/2017 | Tony Katz
    On Tuesday, I had the chance to attend a radio row on the White House grounds. I set up in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and I prepared for a flood of surrogates and others to discuss President Donald Trump's tax plan. I hoped that some of the power players would stop by but assumed it would be a slew of mid-level staffers sharing the same stiff talking points about helping the middle class. What I got was Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, economic adviser Gary Cohn, Vice President Mike Pence and the president of the...
  • Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever

    10/21/2017 4:11:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    MSN AP ^ | October 21, 2017
    LAS VEGAS — Navigating ongoing rifts on the political left, Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez said party unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation. "We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in American history," Perez said as he addressed the first national party gathering since his election in February. The former Obama Cabinet officer blistered "a culture of corruption" that he said extends to Trump's Cabinet, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but he...
  • Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of Kennedy assassination records

    10/21/2017 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    nola.com ^ | 10.21.17
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Subject to the receipt of further information," he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet (Oct. 21), "I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened." The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas....
  • Bannon expands his target list into North Carolina

    10/21/2017 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    On Thursday morning, GOP strategist Karl Rove lambasted Steve Bannon in the Wall Street Journal for his involvement in Republican primaries. By Thursday afternoon, Bannon’s allies were already plotting their revenge: mobilization against North Carolina Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger — Rove’s pick in that race. “I’m familiar enough with Bannon’s 2018 efforts that this race has gone to the top of his list,” said Ned Ryun, a conservative strategist and the founder and CEO of the group American Majority Action. “It’s in direct correlation with the op-ed Karl Rove wrote. There will be consequences for these actions.” Bannon, Donald Trump’s...
  • Wash Post Columnist: Trump has Beaten the Liberal Media

    10/21/2017 2:47:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 10/21/2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    Interesting.  The Washington Post’s Philip Bump (full disclosure my former CNN colleague) is one of the first - or maybe so far the only - journalist at a mainstream media outlet to get what is seriously disquieting news for the mainstreamers.  Here’s Phil’s headline: Trump’s already largely won his war against the media Phil begins his story this way:  The choice that President Trump asks America to make is a simple one and one that he’s demanded since he jumped into the presidential race. Who are you going to believe, he asks: An industry of people whose jobs depend on...
  • Senate: Republicans’ 2018 Prospects Erode

    10/21/2017 2:31:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    Cook Political ^ | October 20, 2017
    Senate Republicans started the cycle with a good electoral map that gave them some hope that they could gain seats, even in a mid-term election when history strongly suggests that they should lose them. But, a growing schism in the Republican Party is threatening to erode many of the advantages Senate Republicans have, and is beginning to jeopardize their ability to gain seats as they are forced to fight multiple primaries that have the potential to provide Democrats with opportunities that didn’t exist just a month ago.
  • Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenge

    10/21/2017 2:15:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    IPT News ^ | 10/16/2017 | Abigail R. Esman
    For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared. Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city of Harija, the Islamic State's last major stronghold, and the impending collapse of its Syrian capital, Raqqa, the time has finally come. But is law enforcement prepared? Not really. An estimated 5,000 Europeans joined ISIS and other terrorist groups since fighting first broke...
  • 6 examples of Jeff Sessions' cowardice

    10/21/2017 2:04:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 10/20/2017 | Larry Klayman
    Exclusive: Larry Klayman flays Trump's AG for allowing corruption to continue at DOJ! As I chronicle in my autobiography, “Whores: Why and How I Came To Fight the Establishment!” I was once a proud trial lawyer in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Indeed, as a young 27-year-old attorney in the Reagan DOJ, I was on the trial team that eventually broke up the AT&T monopoly, creating needed and innovative competition in the telecommunications industry. During my time at Justice, I worked closely with special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the investigative arm...
  • 'We don't want them back': No mercy for foreigners who joined ISIS

    10/21/2017 1:15:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/21/2017 | na
    The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield. As they made their last stand in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, an estimated 300 extremists holed up in and around a sports stadium and a hospital argued among themselves about whether to surrender, according to Kurdish commanders leading the forces that closed in. The final days were brutal — 75 coalition airstrikes in 48 hours and a flurry of desperate IS car bombs that were...