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  • Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

    05/20/2018 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week.</p> <p>The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society."</p>
  • Judge Timothy Feeley must go – Massachusetts judge is a menace to society

    05/17/2018 9:33:11 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    The Boston Broadside ^ | 05/17/18 | Jeff Kuhner
    Judge Timothy Feeley must go Massachusetts judge is a menace to society By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Liberal judges in Massachusetts are out of control. They pose a mortal danger to public safety, and need to be reined in. Exhibit A is Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley. He has blood on his hands. Feeley ruled Tuesday that a notorious local drug dealer, Manuel Soto-Vittini, will not serve any time in prison despite pleading guilty to charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. In particular, Salem police officers arrested Soto-Vittini in June 2015. They found over 40 small bags of...
  • Where’s the outrage over Kerry’s secret meetings on the Iran deal?

    05/14/2018 9:39:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with Iran’s foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President Trump’s plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal? An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed the meetings after the Boston Globe broke the news, declaring , “We don’t see the U.S. just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling administration.” Think about what this means. Iran is...
  • The Kuhner Report,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM, The Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,May 14-18,2018

    05/14/2018 9:53:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Welcome!
  • FLASHBACK: $1.7-billion payment to Iran was all in cash due to effectiveness of sanctions, White Hou

    05/13/2018 10:46:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 9/7/2016 | ap
    The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement late Tuesday that the cash payments were necessary because of the "effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions," which isolated Iran from the international finance system. The $1.7 billion was the settlement of a decades-old arbitration claim between the U.S. and Iran. An initial $400 million of euros, Swiss francs and other foreign currency was delivered on pallets...
  • Brennan, Strzok And Kerry Allegedly Set "Spy Traps" For Trump Team [Trunc]

    05/12/2018 4:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/11/2018 | Tyler Durden
    "DEVELOPING: A major new front is opening in the political espionage scandal. In summer 2016, Brennan with his FBI liaison Strzok, along with help from Kerry @ State, were trying to set Russian espionage traps for minor players in the Trump campaign through cultivated intel assets" As we reported in March, Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee was investigating the Obama State Department under John Kerry for its involvement in the dissemination of the unverified "Steele Dossier," along with a second anti-Trump dossier written by Clinton confidant Cody Shearer. Nunes referred to this as "Phase 2" of his committee's probe...
  • Where's the outrage over Kerry's collusion with Iran?...

    05/12/2018 11:29:29 AM PDT · by caww · 44 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 05/12/2018 | The Lowell Sun
    Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but three secret meetings with Iran's foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President Trump's plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal? Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed the meetings after the Boston Globe broke the news, declaring,.. "We don't see the U.S. just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling administration." ..Think about what this means. ..Iran is a terrorist...
  • JOHN KERRY Continues Shadow Diplomacy — Pictured Leaving Meeting with Iranian Officials in Paris …

    05/12/2018 11:08:48 AM PDT · by bitt · 131 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/12/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry has been secretly meeting with Iranian officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program. After the news broke last week Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee called on G-men to arrest John Kerry for his treasonous acts. Kerry was working against the Trump administration to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. Earlier this week President Trump withdrew from the sham Iranian nuclear deal. President Trump knew the deal with the Iranian mullahs was not working. Several leading officials have called on the Sessions DOJ to prosecuted John Kerry for...
  • How Elizabeth Warren is helping a checkered tribe in bid to rid her ‘Pocahontas’ problem

    05/12/2018 12:40:47 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/10/2018 | Valerie Richardson
    She’s never been a gambling fan, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pushing federal legislation to help deliver a casino to a tribe with a checkered past as she struggles to neutralize her “Pocahontas” problem. Her bill, introduced in March with fellow Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Markey, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build a $1 billion gaming resort about halfway between Boston and Cape Cod even though a federal court blocked the project in 2016. The Senate bill and its House companion have drawn cheers from tribal leaders eager to resume construction on the lavish complex while stirring resentment...
  • Geoff Diehl vs Liz Warren ( holy smokes we have a race ! )

    05/11/2018 1:15:45 PM PDT · by taildragger · 20 replies
    The Kuhner Report via YouTube ^ | 05/11/2018 | taildragger
    Freepers Listen to Lonnie Brennan from “The Boston Broadside" on Jeff Kuhner’s show (680am WRKO) on State of MA politics. It starts from the beginning and goes for 20+ minutes. 2 major candidates, Scott Lively will challenge the current Governor Baker, that is stunning, he is going to Primary a sitting Governor.Equally impressive is Geoff Diehl against Liz Warren. Lonnie’s money line abut Geoff is around 17:40 min mark. He thinks he he has got a chance against Liz Warren. Note Geoff is a Trumpian candidate running in MA, this is not Scott Brown part deux. Wow, think of it,...
  • White House Sources: John Kerry’s Stealth Lobbying Backfired, Helped Kill The Iran Deal

    05/09/2018 4:07:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 102 replies
    The DC ^ | 5-8-2018 | Benny Johnson
    News of former Secretary of State John Kerry's alleged collusion with the Iranian government played a role in President Donald Trump's decision to scuttle the Iran deal, two White House sources with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell The Daily Caller.Trump announced he was pulling out of the deal Tuesday, just a few days after news broke that Kerry had been parlaying with Iran in an attempt to keep the deal alive.A source inside the White House with knowledge of the decision process tells TheDC that the Iran deal was "done" when Trump found out about Kerry's lobbying behind...
  • Economic Recovery Slow for Massachusetts' 3rd District

    05/09/2018 5:21:04 AM PDT · by Hemingway's Ghost · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 9 May 2018 | Chris Lisinski
    Close to a decade after the peak of a worldwide economic recession, local real estate agent Michelle Rivera still sees the effects lingering. Rivera’s business is doing well, but she has doubts about the optimism hinted by the steadily declining unemployment rate. Several of her clients are selling homes in distress, and a few are now working two jobs. A group of 10 renters she knows will soon be displaced because they cannot find a suitable price. Homes that could be acquired two years ago for $200,000, she said, could not be purchased now for $225,000. “Unemployment rates appear to...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,May 7,2018

    05/07/2018 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Welcome!
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS

    01/02/2017 9:02:52 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 1, 2017 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Absolutely Stunning – Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing.  A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS…

    01/01/2017 8:17:30 PM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 220 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 1, 2017 | sundance
    There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.(snip) This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive: ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary...
  • KERRY’S COLLUSION

    05/05/2018 8:35:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 5,2018 | Scott Johnson
    John Kerry has colluded with the Iranian regime to preserve the Iran deal from its prospective undoing by the president of the United States. Matt Viser calls it “shadow diplomacy” in his Boston Globe article breaking the story. Isn’t this the kind of thing for which then Acting Attorney Sally Yates sicced the FBI on Michael Flynn? Because it allegedly violated the Logan Act? Why, yes, it is. (I requested a comment from Yates this morning via email.) Yates won’t be talking to me, I’m pretty sure, but we can to turn to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on...
  • Editorial: Media distortion hits new lows

    05/05/2018 5:38:53 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 23 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-05-18 | Herald Staff
    Another week has gone by in which the media covering the president of the United States has committed reckless malpractice more disgraceful than usual. Last Friday, President Trump hosted athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics at the White House. For 20 minutes he celebrated their accomplishments, often calling them to the podium and joking with them. It was a ceremony of pure goodwill, and the president, as any good hotelier would, made sure each one had a memorable experience. When he brought the gold medalists from the curling team up to the podium to great applause, one of...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • Dem to resign after ethics report linked to charges against husband ( Massachusetts )

    05/04/2018 5:58:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/4/2018
    State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, for decades one of the most powerful Democrats in Massachusetts, announced Thursday that he will resign Friday after 31 years as a lawmaker because of a scandal involving his estranged husband. His decision follows Wednesday’s release of an ethics report that states Rosenberg “failed to protect the Senate” from his estranged husband, who faces charges of racially and sexually harassing Senate employees. Rosenberg, 68, of Amherst, a former president of the Massachusetts Senate, was the first openly gay lawmaker to lead a legislative chamber in the Bay State, Boston’s Fox 25 reported. He stepped down as...