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  • Krugman Cries Treason After Stefan Halper Outed As FBI Infiltrator, There's Just One Problem...

    05/20/2018 6:03:38 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Friday’s outing of longtime CIA and MI6 asset Stefan Halper as an FBI asset sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign has social media abuzz today. Reactions have ranged from celebration to outrage, with little inbetween. To recap, after two weeks of hunting for a “mole” in the Trump campaign, the New York Times and Washington Post both printed incredibly detailed descriptions of Halper – withholding all but his name, solidly corroborating a March report by the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross about Halper’s meetings with the Trump aides. Neither publication give Ross credit, of course. Somehow several anti-Trump intellectuals got their...
  • Schumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line'

    05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 May 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday said Republican lawmakers’ efforts to uncover the identity of an FBI informant in order to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation comes close to "crossing a legal line." Schumer was tweeting his support of a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner (Va.), who warned Republican lawmakers against exposing the identity of the informant who gave investigators information about possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Warner said in a separate Twitter thread on Friday, "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members...
  • Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing lega

    05/20/2018 11:14:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Laura Barrón-López
    Full title.....Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing legal line....... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Saturday warned Republicans that their efforts to uncover the identity of a secret FBI source in a possible attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nearing a legal line. Schumer tweeted support of Sen. Mark Warner's, D-Va., statement cautioning Republicans to stop pressing the Justice Department for more information about a source that is presumed to have helped the FBI and Mueller's probe into potential Trump campaign dealings with Russia. "@MarkWarner’s statement here...
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 95 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Post-Schneiderman: The Perfect Storm for a GOP Victory in New York’s AG Race?

    05/19/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was the leader of the #Resistance legal strategy, focused seemingly more on litigating against President Donald Trump’s policies than representing the interest of his state. He was using the job to build a national platform. And why not? Two of the last three Democratic governors—Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo—were high profile attorneys general, using it as a springboard for bigger ambitions. Schneiderman, after resigning last week in disgrace, will never reach those ambitions. Four women accused him of physical abuse. Schneiderman resigned just hours after the allegations he denied were made.The massive scandal that represents much of what...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Leakers to the New York Times confirmed in a story published on Wednesday that the FBI had run a spy operation on the Trump campaign that involved government informants, secret subpoenas, and possible wiretaps. The story comes ahead of the release of the pending Department of Justice inspector general report on the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election, and likely is an attempt by the leakers to paint the FBI’s efforts in the most flattering light possible. But the story revealed that the FBI – which is supposed to be an apolitical agency – was spying on the Trump campaign...
  • A 'Blue Wave' of Moral Restoration (liberal world crumbling down all around them)

    05/17/2018 12:00:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Blow
    President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are rising. The Democratic advantage on survey questions about party preference for control of Congress is vanishing. Liberal anxiety about the fate of the midterms — is rising. For world leaders, Donald Trump is the representative of America, which remains the planet’s military and economic powerhouse, and in that way, for now, America is not only too big to fail, it is too big to forsake. Other countries will do whatever it takes to have a successful relationship with the United States, whatever their version of “successful” means. In the case of Trump, many have...
  • Cynthia Nixon ignites outrage for saying marijuana could be ‘form of reparations’

    05/09/2018 7:05:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kenneth Lovett
    Cynthia Nixon took heat Monday from black leaders over her comments that creating a legalized pot industry in New York could serve as a form of reparations in black communities. Nixon on Saturday told Forbes magazine "now that cannabis is exploding as an industry, we have to make sure that those communities that have been harmed and devastated by marijuana arrests get the first shot at this industry." "We (must) prioritize them in terms of licenses. It's a form of reparations." The comments came under fire from some community leaders.
  • Opinion: Cynthia Nixon Can Save the Democrats (From Themselves)

    04/20/2018 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Sarah Leonard
    After Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’s strong showing in the primary, many in the Democratic Party are able to read the writing on the wall: They need to move left. But who wants to step in? Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York. In the past two years, Mr. Cuomo - with an eye on national office - has rebranded himself from conservative insider to left-wing populist. Last year, he even held a news conference with Mr. Sanders to announce a “free college” plan. The truth is, the governor wears his new identity like a cheap...
  • New York Post Editorial: Blood is on Hamas’ hands, not Trump’s

    05/15/2018 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Amidst the screaming headlines about “massacre” and “war crimes” and unsettling pictures of Arab casualties, keep in mind the central question: When is it the right time to do the right thing? That’s the question President Trump faced when considering whether to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. His three predecessors had used a loophole in the 1995 law requiring the move to give a consistent and increasingly cynical answer of, “Not now, maybe later.” That dodge lasted 22 years, until Trump cut through the nonsense last December with a statement of resounding moral clarity. Now, he said, is the...
  • 10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 11 replies
    http://thefederalist.com/ ^ | May 17, 2018 | By Mollie Hemingway
    It's reasonable to assume that much of the new information in the New York Times report relates to leakers' fears about information that will be coming out in the inspector general report. 1. FBI Officials Admit They Spied On Trump Campaign This is a stunning admission for those Americans worried that federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies might use their powers to surveil, leak against, and target Americans simply for their political views or affiliations. As Sean Davis wrote, “The most amazing aspect about this article is how blasé it is about the fact that the Obama admin was actively...
  • Schneiderman uses apartment worker, neighbor to hide from media

    05/10/2018 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Caroline Spivack, Bruce Golding
    Eric Schneiderman had a paint-spattered maintenance worker at his swank Upper West Side apartment building run interference Thursday morning as he scurried into a waiting SUV. The longtime employee, who gave his name as Henry, told The Post he was working inside near the service entrance when the disgraced ex-attorney general begged him for help. “Henry, will you walk in front of me because the press are out there waiting for me?” Henry recalled Schneiderman saying.
  • Roseanne Rebuffs ABC Bosses and Promises a ‘Braver,’ More Politically ‘Timely’ Show than Ever

    05/17/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Roseanne Barr rebuffed her bosses at ABC Entertainment on Tuesday during the fall upfront presentations, promising that the next season of her hit sitcom Roseanne will be “even braver” and politically ‘timely’ than the last. “Don’t worry, #Roseanne show fans-next season will be even braver/funnier/timely than this season, despite what anyone mistakenly says.” Barr’s comments come after ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey claimed the show’s next season would be “less political.” “I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on towards the end of last season, which is away from politics and towards family,”...
  • Samantha Bee to Eric Schneiderman (her superhero last November): ‘**** you!’

    05/16/2018 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Bruce Golding
    **SNIP** In the opening monologue on the latest episode of her weekly cable program, “Full Frontal,” Bee went on a coarse tirade that called the domestic abuse allegations against Schneiderman “especially infuriating, given his supposed woke bae-ness.” “Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about, but — just kidding, it’s not complicated. F–k you, Eric Schneiderman!” she said, to cheers and applause from the audience. “No, no, let me say it louder,” Bee interrupted, before repeating the insult with audio reverb added.
  • Gov. Cuomo announces more money for ‘holistic approach’ to fight MS-13 on Long Island

    05/16/2018 3:40:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    Back in January, President Trump gave his State of the Union and mentioned the threat of Central American gang MS-13, which has spread inside the U.S. thanks to lax immigration policies. At the time, there was some pushback from mystery-hacking victim Joy Reid who went on MSNBC to say, “he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of.” Meanwhile, back in the real world, states around the country were dealing with murders by MS-13 gang members. “With these investments, New...
  • President Trump's Approval Ratings Keep Going Up (GOP can still retain House at -7 generic ballot)

    05/16/2018 11:06:52 AM PDT · by ethom · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1 hour ago | the intelligencer
    In fact, since the start of this year, the percentage of Americans looking on their nation’s leader favorably has risen steadily. This has caused liberals no small amount of consternation. But in a new analysis of voters’ attitudes toward Trump — derived from more than a million interviews with voters in all 50 states — SurveyMonkey offers the most satisfying explanation of the president’s improving fortunes to date, while also putting Trump’s rebound in edifying perspective. Here’s a quick rundown of the pollster’s findings: How Trump has really been performing: Trump’s approval numbers are more remarkable for their stability than...
  • New York's war on Airbnb is all about slamming the little guy

    05/16/2018 6:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Editorial Board
    <p>New York’s “progressive” pols are again going to bat for deep-pocketed special-interest groups against little guys trying to make a few extra bucks — Airbnb hosts.</p> <p>A City Council bill would force the apartment-sharing service to turn over the names and addresses of all its New York City hosts so officials can crack down on units with “violations” — even when those breaches have nothing to do with their Airbnb listing.</p>
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • CNN's Brian Stelter Admits to New York Times Columnist: 'I'm a Donald Trump Addict'

    05/15/2018 11:02:27 AM PDT · by ethom · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 15, 2018 6:29 EDT | Ryan Foley
    During an appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof admitted that the media has an addiction to covering President Trump, leading them to avoid covering other newsworthy topics. He flushed this argument out further in a recent New York Times op-ed titled “Our Addiction to Trump.” Host Brian Stelter appeared to agree with Kristof, declaring that “I'm a Trump addict. I think I’m willing to admit that. I think all roads lead to Trump right now.” Kristof then admitted that he also suffered from Trump Addiction: “My wife and I, we find ourselves, our pillow talk...