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  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 9 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for...
  • It’s Undeniable: Trump Is Blessed With Really Stupid Enemies

    07/16/2018 12:07:00 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 16 July 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Donald Trump goes to Europe, scandalizes the Euroweenies, libs, and cruise-shilling grifters of Never Trump, and comes back victorious. He’s about to get his second SCOTUS justice confirmed – all they have on Brett Kavanaugh is that he likes beer and is named “Brett.” In Congress, the Democrats decided to go all in on abolishing ICE because Americans love open borders and welcome MS-13 or something. In the Mueller farce, the Dems decided that the smart play was to publicly run interference for creepy weirdo Peter Strzok when he went on national TV doing his impression of Lotion Boy from...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery

    07/15/2018 11:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Friday morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would bring back slavery if he is confirmed to the nation's highest court. "Let me say a word about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Clinton told the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) at its national convention. "This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights — including those to make our own health decisions." "It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of...
  • President Trump on Obama, Crooked Hillary, and Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok! (Tweetstorm)

    07/15/2018 10:58:40 PM PDT · by Ken H · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 15, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok! 10:37 PM - 15 Jul 20
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails

    07/15/2018 10:38:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07-15-2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly."
  • Trump 2020, outside groups raise $32.7 million in just 3 months, small donors rule...

    07/15/2018 9:36:19 PM PDT · by caww · 9 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/15/2018 | Paul Beford
    in just the last three months, an explosion of support driven by small donors, the groups have reported to the Federal Election Commission. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s re-election campaign raised $8.3 million and, when added to the money collected by its two associated groups, the total was $17.7 million in the second reporting quarter. The campaign has $33 million on hand...... In the new report, it said that 98.5 percent of fundraising was from small donors. America First Action and its nonprofit affiliate, America First Policies, raised another $15 million. Those two have raised $47 million since being...
  • Israel Broadens Fight Against Iran

    07/15/2018 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv
    Israel is ramping up attacks against Iranian supply lines in Syria to block the flow of weapons to Hezbollah and other Tehran-backed militias, as it seeks to drive its foe away from its borders. In June Israel targeted a far-flung compound near the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official, after carrying out multiple strikes closer to home against suspected Iranian military assets in Syria, where Iran is a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel, in accordance with its usual practice, didn’t confirm or deny it carried out the June airstrike. The U.S. denied responsibility, and a U.S. official...
  • China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

    07/15/2018 9:10:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT | Joe McDonald
    China’s economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. Even before the dispute with Washington erupted, forecasters expected growth to cool after Beijing started tightening controls on bank lending last year to rein in surging debt. Economic activity is expected to decline further as global demand for Chinese exports weakens and lending controls weigh on construction and investment, major contributors to growth. Beijing has responded to previous downturns...
  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • Terror Expert Compares Reaction of Trump's Russia Efforts to Obama's: ‘It's Glaring Hypocrisy’

    07/15/2018 8:05:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 2:22 PM | Fox News Insider
    Former U.S. Army Special Forces member Jim Hanson said that the criticism President Trump is facing for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is hypocritical to what the Obama administration faced in 2012. Hanson, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” specifically called out former President Barack Obama's hot mic incident with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the lax media reaction to it. Obama told Medvedev that after the 2012 election, he'd “have more flexibility.”
  • Emanuel Lopes: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/15/2018 7:30:23 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    A man is in custody after police say he attacked a Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer Sunday morning, taking his gun and shooting him, before also killing an elderly woman who was shot through a window in her home. Emanuel Lopes, 20, of Weymouth, has been identified as the suspect in the shootings of the officer and the woman. Officer Michael Chesna, 42, was rushed to the hospital and died, authorities said. The woman who was killed has not been identified as police have not yet notified her next of kin. The shooting happened about 8 a.m. near Torrey Street and...
  • North Korea to grant special amnesty in August. Why?

    07/15/2018 7:24:00 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 27 replies
    Korea Times ^ | July 16, 2018
    North Korea plans to implement a general amnesty next month before celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on Sept. 9, Pyongyang's media said Monday. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that amnesty will be granted to those who were convicted of crimes against the country and people on the occasion of the North's 70th founding anniversary. The amnesty will take effect on Aug. 1, the report said, noting the cabinet and relevant organs will take practical measures to help the released people settle down to a normal working life.
  • Bitcoin, malware and blind luck helped Russian agents hack Democratic Party computers

    07/15/2018 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 7/15/18 | Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — The email landed in John Podesta’s crowded inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, and it appeared to be a standard security request from Google for Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman to change his password. Doing so ultimately led to a political firestorm that is still raging. The email was actually from Aleksey Lukashev, a senior lieutenant in Russian military intelligence, using the account “john356gh” to mask his purpose, U.S. officials say. The email contained an embedded link that secretly opened Podesta’s account to a hacking team at 20 Komsomolskiy Prospekt, near Moscow’s Red...
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...
  • Justine Greening: New Brexit referendum ‘is only way to end deadlock’

    07/15/2018 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Boomer · 26 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | 7/15/2018 | Staff
    Theresa May’s hopes of winning support for her Brexit compromise have been dealt a huge blow as Justine Greening has become the first senior Conservative to support calls for a second referendum. The prime minister’s effort to keep Britain in parts of the single market is the “worst of both worlds” and will satisfy no one, the former education secretary says in an article for The Times.
  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez — have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • Defeated Rep. Crowley tries easing tensions with Ocasio-Cortez, won't endorse Pelosi

    07/15/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., tried to ease the tensions between himself and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who defeated the 10-term congressman in last month’s primary, after she bashed the incumbent last week for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. “I don't want to take anything away from her win,” Crowley said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “I did not do as I preached. I didn't remind folks of my accomplishments. I just took that for granted I think.” Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday accusing Crowley of purposely staying in the race,...
  • Bronco Billy and the 25th Law of Power

    07/15/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    When we were young, we were taught how to act, and told how to behave. The opinions of our peers decided what we would do, who we would date, and how successful our life could be. For those of us who never left our home town, these demands have become forged as the tightest shackles that bind us to the demands and needs of others. However, once we leave that environment, we find ourselves in a new place with new friends and a new life. We are thus given and provided the opportunity to reconstruct our life. We are provided...
  • Trump-Putin summit could improve US-Russia relations -- And yes, that is a good thing

    07/15/2018 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis | Fox News
    Heading into his summit in Finland Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump has an important goal: improve relations with the world’s second-ranked nuclear power – but only if doing so will benefit the United States. “Getting along with Russia would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” the U.S. president said in April – a sentiment he has voiced many times before and since, going back to his days as a presidential candidate. President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naïve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies...
  • 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony (10 lies he told)

    07/15/2018 4:43:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 03:05 PM EDT | SHARYL ATTKISSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Peter Strzok, the FBI’s former head of counterespionage, owed the American public explanations about the vitriolic messages he sent on his work devices while investigating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And he deserved the opportunity to be heard. In testifying to Congress last week, Strzok ended up side-stepping many questions, stating that the FBI had directed him not to answer. But we still discovered a lot. Here are ten things we learned from Peter Strzok’s testimony to Congress about his text messages and other actions: 1. Strzok’s hatred for Trump did not impact any of his professional actions or judgments....