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  • John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political ads

    10/20/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ella Nilsen
    Three senators are putting pressure on internet giants like Facebook and Google to be more transparent about who is buying political ads on their sites in the wake of revelations that Russian-linked operatives placed ads on social media networks to sow division in the runup to the 2016 election. On Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is joining Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner to co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act, which would require political ads sold on the internet to follow the same rules as ones sold on television, radio, and satellite networks, all of which have to...
  • The Swamp Is Incoherent on the Rule of Law, Thanks to Pharma

    09/09/2017 5:42:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2017 | Mytheos Holt
    The bipartisan Washington, DC “consensus” has so many blind spots, you’d think its exponents lived in a black box. Recently, it has become clear that one of the biggest of those blind spots is the federal government’s treatment of the pharmaceutical industry.This can be most clearly seen in the troubling continuity between the favored policy of pharma-friendly elements within the Trump administration, and the Obama administration’s own weakness on a critical policy in the battle over drug prices: namely, the 340B drug pricing program.As granular followers of pharmaceutical policy will already know, 340B is a program passed during the first...
  • As Its Influence Wanes, Increasingly Militant MSM Promotes Violence and Censorship

    09/02/2017 2:36:51 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/1/2017
    Yes, the MSM has admitted they got 2016 exactly wrong and that they are out-of-touch with the average American. What truly terrifies the media about 2016, though, is something that has remained largely unspoken. It is what Trump’s victory said so clearly about the MSM’s inability to influence public opinion and, by extension, the outcome of elections. What has also remained unspoken is the media’s desperate and dangerous reaction to this waning influence. As a 25 year media-watcher, I have never seen anything close to the propaganda campaign the national media launched to defeat Donald Trump last year. It was...
  • Everyone was wrong about Ivanka

    07/28/2017 4:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27, 2017 | Anita Kumar
    After Donald Trump was swept into the White House on the shoulders of his far-right base, moderate Republicans and centrist Democrats clung to a hope first kindled after Election Day that his daughter would act as a tempering force on issues, a calming presence even on her father’s sometimes erratic personality. It didn’t happen. And by the end of this week, they know it likely never will. “I had hope she would make some difference,” lamented Connie Morella, a moderate Republican who represented Maryland in Congress for 15 years. “I know she makes an impression on him but she doesn’t...
  • Michelle Carter, teen in texting suicide case, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

    06/16/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Circa.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Circa News
    A juvenile court judge announced a guilty verdict in the trial of Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter who was charged with manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend Conrad Roy III a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. Judge Lawrence Moniz announced his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court.
  • Guilty Verdict for Young Woman Who Urged Friend to Kill Himself

    06/17/2017 2:52:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06/16/2017 | Jess Bidgoodjune
    TAUNTON, Mass. — For a case that had played out in thousands of text messages, what made Michelle Carter’s behavior a crime, a judge concluded, came in a single phone call. Just as her friend Conrad Roy III stepped out of the truck he had filled with lethal fumes, Ms. Carter told him over the phone to get back in the cab and then listened to him die without trying to help him. That command, and Ms. Carter’s failure to help, said Judge Lawrence Moniz of Bristol County Juvenile Court, made her guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a case that...
  • Has Al Gore ever read this?

    06/04/2017 1:19:46 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    Earth Science ^ | 6/4/2017 | unknown/self
    Q: What were the five mass extinctions in Earth's history? A: Quick Answer The five mass extinctions in Earth's history occurred at or near the end of the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Four of these served as the effective border between one period and the next, while the Devonian extinction occurred over a period of 20 million years in the Devonian twilight. The species lost in each extinction ranged from between 60 to 96 percent of life on Earth. Continue Reading
  • First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says.

    05/20/2017 2:33:28 PM PDT · by JerseyDvl · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | Pamela Brown, Gloria Borger
    Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question.
  • Newsmax's 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30

    01/15/2017 4:42:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 12, 2017
    President Ronald Reagan once said, “The future does not belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” In that spirit, Newsmax has compiled a list of the brightest and bravest in the Grand Old Party under the age of 30. While a majority of these young people come from political backgrounds — including a few who even hold elected office — they all possess a great influence in promoting Republican values that belies their ages. Whether the influence of these 30 is demonstrated by becoming a viral sensation, by taking on the mantles of leadership, or by laying the...
  • Is this philosopher inspiring Trump's cabinet picks?

    12/26/2016 5:47:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Gavin Wax
    It seems President-elect Trump admires not only Scottish golf courses, but also Scottish philosophy, as shown by the coterie of advisers and Cabinet members he's selected for his administration. In the 19th century, Scottish philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle developed a theory of historiography which he coined "The Great Man Theory." This theory postulated that the process of historical examination is akin to a series of chronological biographies of these so-called "Great Men." These great generals, artists, philosophers, theologians and entrepreneurs were the ones who truly had decisive impacts on society, rather than the other way around. Caesar, Muhammad, Shakespeare,...
  • Did George Soros break U.S. Laws?

    11/12/2016 10:10:14 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 86 replies
    Do we have laws regarding foreigners and our elections?
  • Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing-Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing."

    11/07/2016 6:50:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 7, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing." Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Allegations concerning Huma Abedin’s connections to Islamist groups and actors devoted to taking down America through a subversive jihad is no secret.  But for those in the know about Islam, its goals and methods—and especially the power of indoctrination—her life story is more than enough for concern. Born in the U.S., Huma moved to Saudi Arabia (SA) at the age of two.  There, she likely spent her formative years being indoctrinated in the same Islam that...
  • 'FBI director is trying to influence the election'

    10/30/2016 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/16 | Yoni Kempinski
    Sheldon Schorer, a representative of Democrats Abroad Israel, sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the decision by FBI director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State. Schorer was highly critical of Comey's actions. "It's a gross departure from internal FBI procedures...not to comment on investigations that are current." He also said that FBI policy is "not to make a comment than can influence an election" when the election is less than 60 days away. Schorer agreed that the reemergence of the email scandal would be harmful to...
  • WIkileaks -- Some Republican players with a financial interest in Libya

    10/29/2016 7:23:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Reddit / Wikileaks ^ | Oct 29 2016 | PepeLeBlond
    This contains a analysis of John Podesta https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/87 It was obviously important enough to send it to him I will just number some highlights, but this is a good article worth reading in full. Secondary verification by google.com DKIM key Fwd: CLIP | Yahoo: Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-16 20:49 Subject: Fwd: CLIP | Yahoo: Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabian Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud prior to a State Department meeting in 2012. 2.The Saudi contract with the Podesta Group, owned by veteran Washington lobbyist...
  • Clinton ally funneled money to wife of FBI agent who oversaw emails

    10/25/2016 5:39:30 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/2016 | JEREMY LOTT
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an important ally of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, funneled nearly $700,000 in donations and support to the campaign of the spouse of an FBI official who then oversaw Clinton's email investigation. The Virginia governor's office was full of denials about the connection on Sunday. "Any insinuation that his support" for state Senate candidate Dr. Jill McCabe, wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, "was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous," a spokesman for the governor told the Wall Street Journal. McAuliffe's PAC donated $475,000...
  • NBC Planned to Use Trump Audio to Influence Debate, Election

    10/12/2016 10:12:18 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 8 replies
    NBC execs had a plan to time the release of the Donald Trump audio to have maximum impact on both the 2nd presidential debate and the general election.
  • FOX News Starting to Change?

    07/29/2016 1:29:34 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 101 replies
    July 29, 2016 | Vanity
    Now that FOX News is under a new, more liberal management, has it begun to show signs of a drift in reporting. For the second consecutive day, Carl Cameron has been far too critical of Donald Trump. DT said on one occasion that he didn't really know Putin. On another occasion DT said they met briefly in the 60 minutes green room. Cameron makes this a near scandal saying that it's a discrepancy that the Trump team simply must clarify. This is such a petty thing; I expect more from FOX News.
  • Carl Bernstein: Drudge "An Influence Unequalled," Large Measure Of Why Trump Is The Nominee

    07/20/2016 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Carl Bernstein talks the power of the Drudge Report and the influence the eponymous editor had in the Republican primary race during a CNN panel discussion about Roger Ailes and the future of FOX News. Bernstein said FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge and called the website "an influence unequalled." "One of the interesting things we've seen in this campaign is, FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge," the legendary journalist said Wednesday on CNN. "Drudge is really great new factor in this election in terms of media. He is -- Drudge, that site has...
  • The Confessions of Congressman X

    05/17/2016 8:17:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    Amazon ^ | Congressman X
    A devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own! No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing. . . "Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them." "My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything." "Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works." "It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive,...
  • Facebook has more influence over Americans than any media company in history

    05/10/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/10/2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    this story is a deeper question that unnerves everyone — including established, mainstream outlets — in a media ecosystem that's increasingly dependent on Facebook's whims: The company's power is vast, and that power is not always deployed in ways that are transparent and accountable. Mark Zuckerberg has always said he wants to build Facebook into "a utility," and he's arguably succeeded. But utilities, because they're so important, are highly regulated. Facebook is approaching utility-level importance, but it answers to no one — not even, given Zuckerberg's control of the company, its shareholders.