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  • Are you happy now, Trump supporters?

    10/14/2019 7:52:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2019 | Max Boot, Neocon & #NeverTrump-er
    President Trump isn’t the first American leader to turn his back on foreign friends who were counting on U.S. assistance: President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it in Hungary in 1956; President John F. Kennedy in Cuba in 1961; and President Gerald Ford in South Vietnam in 1975. But no previous chief executive has ever sold out the United States’ allies as nonchalantly and unnecessarily as Trump has done with the Syrian Kurds. At least with Eisenhower, Kennedy and Ford, there was a good reason they failed to come to the aid of freedom fighters: Doing so would have embroiled the...
  • Jarrett: 'If Democrats were serious about impeachment Pelosi would dump Adam Schiff'

    10/07/2019 3:49:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2019 | Matt London
    On Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive,” Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett warned that Democrats are pursuing an impeachment process that the authors of the U.S. Constitution would have opposed. As evidence, Jarrett pointed to the man that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., has empowered to lead the inquiry. “Nancy Pelosi knows this,” said Jarrett. “In January of this year, she said we cannot impeach for political reasons and now she is doing precisely that. And the person that she has handled the gavel to, Adam Schiff, has a long and distinguished record of not just hatred of President Trump but...
  • 'Unforgivable': Trump allies furious with McAleenan for public 'airing of grievances'

    10/05/2019 4:54:27 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | October 04, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    Allies to President Trump are furious with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan for how they say he threw his boss and department officials under the bus in a recent interview. “At a time when President Trump is facing the most partisan attacks of his administration, one of his own Cabinet-level officials aired his grievances with the president in the court of public opinion,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “Regardless of your readers' political leanings: Left, right, or in the middle, the airing of grievances by a Cabinet-level official must be considered dishonest and unforgivable.”...
  • Woman Urging People to “Eat Babies” Was a Troll, But AOC Never Condemned the Idea

    10/04/2019 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 4, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    A woman who was thought to be a supporter of left-wing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an urged people to “eat babies” to save the planet from a supposed environmental meltdown now appears to be someone trolling AOC. As the Daily Caller reports, a fringe political group is taking credit for the disturbance and subsequent national attention the woman created: LaRouche PAC, a fringe political action committee, took credit for the stunt Thursday evening on Twitter and noted the congresswoman didn’t “rule out eating babies.” The group responded to multiple tweets on the incident, writing “it was us” repeatedly, The Washington Post...
  • Washington Post fact-checker gives Schiff four Pinocchios for whistleblower remark

    10/04/2019 7:50:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/19 | Joe Concha
    The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" column on Friday gave House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) four Pinocchios for claiming last month that his panel had "not spoken directly with the whistleblower" who raised concerns about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The New York Times first reported on Wednesday that the whistleblower had consulted with Schiff's committee before filing the complaint. Schiff said in a Sept. 17 interview with the Daily Beast's Sam Stein on MSNBC that "we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower." “Have you heard from the whistleblower? Do you want to hear from the whistleblower? What...
  • WaPo, Chris Matthews Make the Case for Pence to be Impeached and You Know What THAT Means

    10/03/2019 1:13:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.redstate.com ^ | Posted at 4:00 pm on October 3, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Here’s a subject that no Democratic lawmakers will touch right now. The thinking is: Pence is implicated in Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine to reopen their investigation into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. Although Pence never mentioned Biden’s name to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he was after all, involved in communicating the delay of the U.S. aid and at the request of President Trump, he skipped Zelensky’s inauguration. Shouldn’t Pence be impeached too? A rather low bar for impeachment to be sure, but that’s all they’ve got right now. The media, on the other hand, has no such reservations. The...
  • Democrats Propose To Block Trump’s Farm Aid Program, Putting U.S. Farmers At ‘Serious Risk’

    09/15/2019 4:08:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    House Democrats are proposing to block President Donald Trump’s aid to farmers amidst the country’s tariff fight with China, which could have a devastating impact on America’s farmers. The Washington Post revealed Thursday that it has reviewed a draft of a bill written by House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) that would block Trump’s ability to help farmers while the country fights China’s unfair trade practices. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a tweet Thursday that Democrats are trying to “squeeze” American farmers by blocking this aid. “Farming is hard enough work as it is. But now...
  • Media Link Karen Pence to Racial Bullying Incident [UPDATED]

    09/30/2019 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Conserv · 7 replies
    UPDATE, 09/30/19, 11:52 a.m. Eastern: According to The Washington Post's Joe Heim, Amari Allen and her family have admitted that her whole tale about being the victim of an alleged racist bullying case was completely false. Heim said that she and her family would be releasing a statement admitting to concocting this fable and apologizing to the white students they falsely accused of harming her.
  • Trump amps up attacks on whistleblower as Republicans call for more response to impeachment

    09/30/2019 6:26:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Toluse Olorunnipa and Ashley Parker
    President Trump continued to escalate his scorched-earth campaign against a whistleblower who accused him of pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, even as new evidence emerged Monday that he and his administration are urging other governments to provide assistance to a related Justice Department inquiry that has been pushed by the president. Trump said he was trying to “find out about” the whistleblower Monday, the latest move in an increasingly frenetic counterassault targeting the anonymous intelligence officer and top Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry. The comments came as his allies struggled to coalesce around a clear strategy to respond...
  • It's a hoax: The hate crime the media used to try to smear Karen Pence

    09/30/2019 12:50:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2019 | Brad Polumbo
    Three white boys held down an African American girl and cut her hair at recess, and somehow, it’s Karen Pence’s fault. Oh, except it didn’t actually happen. And in fact, the story was pretty fishy right from the beginning, and people should have known. First, an accusation was made by a black female student at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia. She alleged that three white boys had held her down at recess, insulted her, and cut her dreadlocks off with scissors. This alleged incident supposedly happened at Immanuel Christian, a private Christian school where Second Lady Karen Pence happens to...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • Washington Post Poll Shows Most People Unwilling to Pay $2 Per Month Tax to Fight Climate Change

    09/29/2019 6:55:38 AM PDT · by cutty · 43 replies
    American Experiment ^ | September 25, 2019 | Isaac Orr
    While the climate strike and Greta Thunberg may have the limelight this week, the unwavering truth of climate and energy policy remains: people are unwilling to pay the costs associated with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A recent poll from the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation shows that support for reducing carbon dioxide emissions withers under the slightest bit of scrutiny. The poll shows people favor taxing the wealthy to pay for increasing electricity costs, which is pretty much par for the course on every issue, and raising taxes on energy, even if that leads to higher prices. ... when people are...
  • State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides

    09/28/2019 6:21:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    WAPO ^ | 9/28/2019 | GreGG MILLER
    The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said. As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that...
  • US official: Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

    09/28/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/28/2019 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON — Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job, following disclosures that he had connected Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family over allegedly corrupt business dealings. Giuliani has said he was in frequent contact...
  • The GOP’s non-defenses of Trump on Ukraine speak volumes

    09/27/2019 8:06:05 AM PDT · by rintintin · 38 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Sep 27 2019 | Aaron Blake
    Another potential scandal has cast a pall over Trump’s presidency, and as has become a learned behavior in the Republican Party, the vast majority of GOP officials are declining to speak out against him. But their non-responses also speak volumes. After a whistleblower complaint released Thursday alleged President Trump’s misdeeds with regard to Ukraine, reporters set about getting reaction from Republican elected officials. They ran into a stone wall. As CNN’s Ted Barrett summarizes, many Republican senators claimed they hadn’t even read the relatively brief document, despite it having consumed the political world. But even those who said they had...
  • Trump’s getting impeached? I defy you to convince anyone at this cursed truck stop.

    09/26/2019 8:11:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2019 | Alexandra Petri
    You think you’re going to find support for impeachment, do you? You dare suggest that this presidency is embroiled in chaos? Well, I am at a truck stop right now to wait out an electrical storm, and nobody here agrees. I’ve been interviewing for what I figure is at least an hour — the clock on the wall is broken — and everyone I speak to still supports the president just as much as they did the day he was elected. They are happy to say so, even if it means talking to folks like me on a daily basis....
  • Democrats eye quick impeachment probe of Trump (Articles vote around Thanksgiving)

    09/26/2019 5:16:02 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 155 replies
    House Democratic leaders are eyeing a fast-paced investigation into the possible impeachment of President Trump, instructing the committees handling the probe to wrap up their findings within weeks in hopes of concluding before the holiday season. Some Democratic lawmakers and aides said Thursday, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe private deliberations, that they believed impeachment articles could be ready for a House vote around Thanksgiving.
  • NY Times, Washington Post Front Pages Deceptively Cut Ukraine Call Transcript To Implicate Trump

    09/26/2019 10:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/26/2019 | Tristan Justice
    The New York Times and the Washington Post selectively cut up the transcript of a July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the newspapers’ front pages to fit each paper’s misleading headline accusing Trump of requesting a favor that he never asked.“Trump offered Justice’s aid for a probe of Biden,” reads the Washington Post front page.“Trump asked for ‘favor in call, memo shows,” blares The New York Times.Each paper prominently displays selectively edited passages of the transcript between the two leaders below the primary headlines, each omitting key text that shows each statement...
  • Democrats’ double standard on Ukraine (WaPo abandons the sinking S.S. Biden

    09/24/2019 10:16:49 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | Marc A. Thiessen
    We don’t yet know whether President Trump delayed some military aid to Ukraine as leverage to get Ukraine’s president to reopen an investigation into Hunter Biden. But if we are concerned about U.S. officials inappropriately threatening aid to Ukraine, then there are others who have some explaining to do. It got almost no attention, but in May, CNN reported that Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe. In the...
  • Trump deflects and defies as Democrats speed up impeachment strategy

    09/25/2019 6:34:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Washington Post via Stamford Advocate ^ | September 25th, 2019 | Philip Rucker, Rachael Bade and Robert Costa
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump struck a stance of defiance Wednesday, proclaiming his innocence and leveling distortions and falsehoods after the publicly released notes of his phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart turbocharged the push on Capitol Hill for his impeachment. The five pages of a rough transcript of Trump's call asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with Attorney General William Barr and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden landed like a hand grenade on Capitol Hill and led House Democrats to recalibrate their strategy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her fellow Democratic...