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  • Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction

    05/11/2018 4:10:22 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 May 2018 | Dom Calicchio
    A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has “given up on America” and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence. At his sentencing Thursday, Mel Reynolds, 66, got six months in prison for failing to file tax returns on more than $400,000 he received for consulting work. He also received a scolding from federal Judge Robert Gettleman, who told the Harvard graduate he could recall thinking to himself in the early 1990s that Reynolds had tremendous promise. “It's a tragedy that you squandered the opportunities you had and...
  • RUSSIA HAS WON IN SYRIA, WILL IT CHALLENGE U.S. IN LEBANON NEXT?

    05/06/2018 1:42:16 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Lebanon held on Sunday its first parliamentary elections in nine years, as citizens expressed cautious optimism that the country's rigid, oft-deadlocked sectarian political system could be swayed. Behind the scenes, however, one of the world's leading powers has quietly eyed the small state as a potential ground to project its power in the Middle East and into the Mediterranean. But it won't be easy. With Syrian rebels and jihadis at bay, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government set to further extend its comeback, Russia has pursued a cautious overture across the border into Lebanon—a $1 billion dollar arms deal, including...
  • John McCain confidants told White House that Trump won’t be invited to funeral: Report

    05/05/2018 11:10:24 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 233 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Confidants of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told the White House that President Trump won’t be invited to the ailing senator’s funeral, according to a new report. Plans for McCain’s funeral, according to the New York Times, include an invite for Vice President Mike Pence, but not the president. The service will be held at Washington’s National Cathedral. Trump and McCain have had an embattled relationship during the president’s time in the White House...
  • Comey slams NRA as selling "fear" to gun owners, says he'd make a "crappy candidate"

    05/03/2018 8:58:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 3, 2018 | By EMILY TILLETT
    Continuing his cross-country book tour, former FBI Director James Comey railed against the National Rifle Association and disputed claims that he was considering running for political office. According to the Miami Herald, Comey briefly touched on gun rights in the wake of recent mass shooting tragedies, telling readers at a book event in Miami that the NRA "sells fear" to gun owners. As for specific gun laws that should be put in place to prevent similar shootings like the Parkland, Florida School shooting in February, Comey said he would support "reasonable restrictions" to current laws. He shot down criticism that...
  • What the Midterms Would Look Like If Clinton Had Won

    05/02/2018 9:32:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Ed Kilgore
    ... Democrats really need a great 2018 midterm, both to avoid an almost irreversible disadvantage in the Senate, and to give it a fighting chance to do well during the momentous redistricting cycle just on the horizon. For reasons that have almost nothing to do with her leadership abilities and other sterling qualities, a President Clinton would have made a great 2018 midterm for her party extremely unlikely, and a debilitating defeat quite possible. (The same would have been true, to be clear, with a President Sanders or a President Biden). A President Trump could make an inevitably bad midterm...
  • Kasich Tweet: I’m fighting for common sense conservative values: pro-immigrant

    04/29/2018 9:22:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 100 replies
    John Kasich Twitter ^ | John Kasich
    John Kasich ‏ Verified account @JohnKasich 11h11 hours ago I’m fighting for common sense conservative values: pro-growth, pro-trade, pro-immigrant and concern about our rising debt.
  • Hillary Clinton a bigger whiner than anyone realized

    04/21/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    "They were never going to let me be president," former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared on election night, according to a new book about her campaign. Clinton's sycophants struggled among themselves to figure out who would break the news to 'first woman president,' the book, " Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling ," by New York Times staffer Amy Chozick, reports. Chozick had to travel with the woman for months as part of her traveling press corps, and knew all about what Hillary was like, up close. According to the Daily Beast, citing the...
  • Comey: Getting wedgies as a kid in N.J. prepared me for Trump

    04/13/2018 3:50:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies
    Comey: Getting wedgies as a kid in N.J. prepared me for Trump Updated Apr 12, 9:13 PM; Posted Apr 12, 8:56 PM By Noah Cohen ncohen@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Decades before former FBI Director James Comey says he faced the mob boss-like tactics of President Trump, the fired lawman got an early lesson in bullies growing up in Allendale, he writes. In Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty," the 1978 Northern Highlands Regional High School graduate describes suffering through body-shaming, wedgies and getting shoved into lockers, according to the Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the already...
  • Ari Fleischer Tells Al Gore to 'Get Over It'

    04/10/2018 8:11:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Vice President Al Gore can't remember a time when our democracy was more directly threatened than today under President Trump. He shared his concerns with CNN's Van Jones over the weekend. With a serious tone and a furrowed brow, Gore recalled the era when President Richard Nixon was "authorizing burglaries, break ins and fire bombings," and still America's resilience proved victorious. With that hopeful history, he thinks we can do it again in the Trump era, when the Constitution is "under assault." "I would bet on American democracy surviving this bleak period, for sure, but the challenge is stiffer...
  • David Hogg Wants a Boycott of Laura Ingraham's Advertisers...Here's How Kyle Kashuv Responded

    03/29/2018 6:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 178 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Parkland activist David Hogg is calling for a boycott of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers after the Fox News host made a comment about some of his college rejections, which he openly discussed in an interview with TMZ. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” Ingraham tweeted along with a link to a DailyWire story about the rejections. Hogg was turned down by four University of California schools--Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Irvine. The Parkland activist responded by calling on his supporters...
  • Zuck apologizes for Cambridge Analytica scandal with full-page print ad

    03/25/2018 8:43:28 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 68 replies
    TechCruch ^ | March 25, 2018 | Jordan Crook
    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken out a full page ad in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and six UK papers today to apologize Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter. The ad starts in bold letters, saying: “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.” The ad was published on Sunday, following Zuck’s first public acknowledgement of the issue on Facebook and a subsequent media tour earlier this week. Congress has also put Mark Zuckerberg on notice to potentially come speak with them, with Senator...
  • From rival to wingman, Ted Cruz boasts of chumminess with Trump as he stumps for re-election

    02/18/2018 11:05:23 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-18-18 | Dallas Morning News
    SUGAR LAND — One thing Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t doing as he seeks a second term is running away from the president. Despite a checkered history, the Texan boasts about his access and influence on matters ranging from taxes to the Paris Climate Accord. “I spent a lot of time urging President Trump to pull out of that deal,” he recounted. “I spent 45 minutes on Air Force One saying, `Mr. President, this is killing jobs and it’s bad for our economy.'” The day after Trump announced his decision, Cruz continued, “he calls me on my cellphone. He says, 'Well,...
  • Schiff: We're not going to revise Democratic memo

    02/13/2018 8:01:44 PM PST · by mojito · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday night that members of his party won’t revise their countermemo, despite requests from the White House to do so. “We’re not going to make any revisions to it. The only question is what redactions will be made. And obviously we’d like to keep those to a minimum,” Schiff told reporters. “The White House has a different interest. I think their interest is in redacting anything that doesn’t reflect well on the White House,” Schiff added.
  • TIME FOR GREENBLATT TO WALK AWAY-Will Trump, chief peace negotiator accept "peace process" is dead?

    02/02/2018 4:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Unless Trump intends to humiliate himself and America and sell Israel down the river like his predecessors did, the peace process will not be resuscitated. On Tuesday in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When...
  • Trump told McCabe to ask his wife how it felt to be a loser: report

    01/29/2018 3:41:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump reportedly told then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that he should ask his wife, who had lost a bid for political office in Virginia, how it felt to be a loser, NBC News reported Monday. Trump made the remarks in a phone call to McCabe the day he fired FBI Director James Comey that was placed to demand why Comey was allowed to fly on a FBI plane from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., after being fired. McCabe told Trump that he hadn’t been asked about the flight but that he would have authorized it if he had. Trump...
  • Trump To McCabe: “Ask Your Wife How It Feels To Be A Loser”

    01/29/2018 3:35:07 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 1-29-2018
    In a conveniently-timed leak and narrative-shifting moment, NBC news reports ‘sources’ have confirmed that President Trump, referring to his wife’s Clinton-sponsored failure to win state office, asked former FBI acting director McCabe: “ask your wife how it feels to be a loser.” As a reminder, in 2015 McCabe’s wife had run for state office in Virginia. She accepted nearly $500,000 in donations to her campaign from the super PAC of Clinton ally and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. She lost her race by just over 2,000 votes. In the past, Trump had also reportedly asked McCabe how he voted in...
  • Kerry to Abbas confidante: 'Stay strong and do not give in to Trump'

    01/24/2018 6:16:15 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 56 replies
    The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV January 24, 2018 08:08 The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. . . . During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to "hold on and be strong." Tell him, he told Agha, "that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and...
  • US ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

    01/12/2018 9:46:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/12/18 | Jon Sharman
    U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.
  • Did General Mattis Gift Us Confirmation of Q?

    12/25/2017 11:50:07 AM PST · by reasonisfaith · 341 replies
    youtube | December 2017 | youtube reporter
    The anonymous poster Q first posted this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75tJkLB_upE And then Secretary of Defense tweeted this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVAepwywNPw
  • Loose talk about war with North Korea is irresponsible

    12/26/2017 11:53:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2017 | John R. Kasich
    With tensions continuing to build between the United States and North Korea, there’s growing talk by politicians and TV pundits that we are on the brink of war. In truth, we shouldn’t be anywhere close. This increasingly hot war of words — including loose talk about the probability of war — does nothing to bring us closer to where we need to be on North Korea, especially when military options short of war remain on the table. In fact, with millions of lives at stake, waging a war of words is a distraction from the serious task at hand. Any...