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  • George W. Bush's top speechwriter is now calling for Trump's impeachment

    05/24/2019 11:29:27 AM PDT · by rintintin · 111 replies
    The Week ^ | AP 24 2019 | The Week
    Another Republican has hopped on the impeachment train. After the Mueller report detailed President Trump's failure to take what Michael Gerson calls "a criminal plot by a hostile foreign government" to the FBI, the chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush writes that "House leaders should lay the groundwork for impeachment." This move strays from politics' usual goals of "partisanship" and "endless fundraising," Gerson continues in his Monday op-ed for The Washington Post, but adds that this choice will "echo across the decades."
  • Pelosi Accuses Trump Of Posting 'Doctored' Video Of Her Stammering, NBC Instantly Exposes Her Lie

    05/24/2019 10:43:56 AM PDT · by montag813 · 82 replies
    24News ^ | 05-24-2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies are enraged at President Trump, after he tweeted a video with this caption: “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE,” with a video clip from the FoxBusiness Channel. Take a look. The video quickly racked up nearly 4 million views. But it didn’t take long for Pelosi’s camp and Democrats to allege that the video was altered -- a new tactic Democrats have used in recent months when embarrassing footage emerges. “Hours before the posting of this doctored video, @washingtonpost reports that doctored Pelosi videos are multiplying across social media,” Pelosi’s...
  • Brutal new 2020 numbers for Beto O’Rourke and Bill de Blasio

    05/22/2019 6:13:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2019 | Philip Bump
    From a distance, Quinnipiac University’s new national poll looking at the 2020 Democratic primary looks fairly familiar. There’s former vice president Joe Biden atop the field, with a 19-point lead over the next-closest candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The rest of the top tier includes familiar names, too: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. When we look at how the top tier has evolved, though, things get interesting.
  • It’s time to hold voters accountable for their choices (BARF)

    05/21/2019 8:07:00 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 05/20/2019 | Matthew A. Sears
    Government accountability is an idea that draws bipartisan support: calls for more transparency and oversight of politicians and bureaucracies go over well with voters. But what about oversight of the people who put them in office? Democracies give power to the people — does anyone hold the people responsible for this power? Not really, and that has long been a problem. Since its beginning in ancient Greece, democracy has faced a crisis of legitimacy when the people have not been held accountable for their exercise of sovereignty, allowing elites to dismiss democracy as mob rule. Today, defending our democracy begins...
  • No Wonder the Post Hid Obama's Red Mentor

    05/18/2019 9:40:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/16/2019 | Jack Cahill
    In August 2008, back when it mattered, the Washington Post ran a 10,000-word article by its Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Maraniss titled, “Though Obama Had to Leave to Find Himself, It Is Hawaii That Made His Rise Possible.” For reasons that will soon become clear, Maraniss should have excused himself from this assignment once he discovered the identity of the man in Hawaii who made that rise possible. Barack Obama referred to this man in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, as “Frank.” If there was any mystery to Frank’s identity, Gerald Horne, a leftist scholar from the University...
  • Trump risks credibility with policy that veers between threats and inaction

    05/17/2019 7:59:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2019 at 7:36 PM | Karen DeYoung , Liz Sly and Josh Dawsey
    As Iran girds for possible war with the United States, President Trump may turn out to be the best friend it has. Despite the saber-rattling of senior aides and Trump’s own tweets, when push has come to shove over the past two years, the president has repeatedly backed away from the threatened use of military force. Whether the target has been North Korea, with which warnings of “fire and fury” have become little more than an exchange of “beautiful” letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un, or Venezuela, where the threat of “all options” has failed to upset the status...
  • WashPost Blogger Promotes Steyer's 'Brutal' Ad Slamming Weak-on-Impeachment Democrats

    05/17/2019 9:09:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    "NOTHING HAPPENED!" When you spend a couple of years and millions of dollars investigating the President and find no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion is it any surprise that "nothing happened" in terms of impeachment?Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent is promoting the latest video by serial impeachment ad-maker Tom Steyer under the headline "Democrats are badly blowing it against Trump. A brutal new TV ad shows how."
  • Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

    05/17/2019 3:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: "Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?" Perhaps the more pertinent question is, "Who else do you represent?" Because on the same day Rep. Rashida Tlaib was complaining (via her 500,000-follower Twitter account) that powerful forces were "trying to silence" her, the freshman representative also appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Tlaib's presence on "Late Night" is unsurprising, as the show has become something of a safe haven for unaccomplished freshman reps with very specific opinions about...
  • Washington Post: U.S. WWII Heroes Were Evil Because They Were ‘Racists’

    05/06/2019 2:22:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    The Lid ^ | 5/2/19 | Warner Todd Hudson
    The Washington Post is discounting America’s win in World War Two because American forces were all “racists.” I guess that we now have to delete America’s part in World War Two from the history books to suit liberal sensibilities just like we are erasing statues to military people all across the nation. The attack on the Allied Forces in WWII came in an idiotic liberal article with the unwieldy title of, “Allied leaders were anti-Nazi, but not anti-racist. We’re now paying the price for their failure.” The article by a foaming-at-the-mouth lib named John Broich — who claims to be...
  • Trump’s prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents

    05/15/2019 10:56:47 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 5/15/19 | David Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell
    Late last year, in a Miami conference room, a consultant for President Trump’s company said business at his prized 643-room Doral resort was in sharp decline. At Doral, which Trump has listed in federal disclosures as his biggest moneymaker hotel, room rates, banquets, golf and overall revenue were all down since 2015. In two years, the resort’s net operating income — a key figure, representing the amount left over after expenses are paid — had fallen by 69 percent. Even in a vigorous economy, the property was missing the Trump Organization’s internal business targets; for instance, the club expected to...
  • It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean as carbon dioxide hit its highest in human history (tr)

    05/15/2019 7:18:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 14, 2019 | Jason Samenow
    Over the weekend, the climate system sounded simultaneous alarms. Near the entrance to the Arctic Ocean in northwest Russia, the temperature surged to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius). Meanwhile, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eclipsed 415 parts per million for the first time in human history. By themselves, these are just data points. But taken together with so many indicators of an altered atmosphere and rising temperatures, they blend into the unmistakable portrait of human-induced climate change. Saturday’s steamy 84-degree reading was posted in Arkhangelsk, Russia, where the average high temperature is around 54 this time of...
  • Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff’

    05/13/2019 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Javeth · 182 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/14/2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family. “He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said. According to the source, a Secret Service agent...
  • When a reporter would not betray his source, police came to his home with guns and a sledgehammer

    05/12/2019 6:13:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    After police came into his home, officers handcuffed him for six hours as they collected his equipment. The search warrant for his home said officers were investigating “stolen or embezzled” property. It was unclear whether he was handcuffed because of the guns he says he legally owns. Carmody said the guns were locked in a safe, and he said that over the hours-long search, it was evident officers didn’t view him as a threat. At one point, some police took off their bulletproof vests on account of the heat, he said. While he was shackled, officers got a second warrant...
  • Reporter Declined to Reveal His Source. Then Police Showed Up at His Front Door With Guns.

    05/12/2019 6:47:55 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 hours ago | Eli Rosenberg
    Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter in San Francisco, awoke Friday to the sounds of someone trying to break into his house.
  • Media Reported Trump Adm Opposed U.N. Resolution Against Wartime Rape[What Actually Happened]

    05/12/2019 9:54:41 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    https://www.dailywire.com ^ | April 25, 2019 | Ashe Schow
    Over the past two days, nearly every major media outlet reported that the Trump administration either objected to or "diluted" a United Nations resolution condemning rape as a weapon of war. "US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say," a headline from The Guardian read. "UN waters down rape resolution to appease US's hardline abortion stance," read a second article in The Guardian. "United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution," read the headline from the BBC. "Trump administration forces UN to water down resolution opposing rape in war," was the headline from the Independent. "The...
  • Trump’s interest stirring Ukraine investigations sows confusion in Kiev (WaPo flop-sweat)

    05/11/2019 9:33:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | May 11 at 10:50 AM | Anton Troianovski and Josh Dawsey
    MOSCOW — As President Trump and his inner circle appear increasingly focused on Ukraine as a potential tripwire for Joe Biden and Democrats, officials about to take power in Kiev are pushing their own message: Leave us out of it. Supporters of Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky — who is expected to take office in the coming weeks — said in interviews Saturday that they feared they were being pulled into a domestic political conflict in the United States, potentially at Ukraine’s expense. Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said Friday that he was canceling a trip to Ukraine in which...
  • The GOP’s increasing embrace of Trump’s Russia conspiracy theory (it's not a theory)

    05/11/2019 9:40:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | May 11 at 9:25 AM | Aaron Blake
    On Friday, the former general counsel of the FBI, Jim Baker, decided to speak out. Frustrated by the burgeoning Republican narrative about how the Russia investigation might have been launched under false pretenses and with nefarious motives, the previously quiet top FBI aide stepped onto the public stage. “There was no attempted ‘coup,’” Baker said at the Brookings Institution. “There was no way in hell that I was going to allow some coup or coup attempt to take place on my watch.” He added that he stepped forward because he “just became sick of all the B.S. that is said...
  • The Liberal Hypocrites Who Want to Be Our Moral Betters

    05/09/2019 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 9, 2019 | Mick O'Rourke
    Watching the recent and laughably hypocritical social media authorities' crackdown on "hate speech" (which means "speech that we don't like"), one is reminded strikingly of a confrontation recorded in the Gospels between Jesus Christ and the Pharisees.  Christ directed attention to the longstanding Pharisaical pretension to be just and holy men, although He in His omniscience saw them privately indulging in the very vices they publicly condemned: Blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.  Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are...
  • Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say

    05/09/2019 11:43:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2019 | by Joey Roulette
    Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, the founder of rocket company Blue Origin, will unveil plans on Thursday for missions to the moon tailored to the U.S. government’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years, people familiar with the matter said. Bezos, the world’s richest man and also chief executive and founder of Amazon.com, is scheduled to host a rare media event at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) in Washington to provide “an update on our progress and share our vision of going to space to benefit Earth,” Blue Origin said in an advisory. Blue Origin spokeswoman Caitlin...
  • White House denies limiting columnist's access under new '50 percent' rule

    05/09/2019 9:40:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    TH ^ | - 05/09/19 11:47 AM EDT | JOE CONCHA
    White House denies limiting columnist's access under new '50 percent' rule © Getty Images The White House is pushing back on a claim by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank who said a press pass he held for more than two decades was revoked for “being a Trump critic.” “No one’s access is being limited,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday night in response a Milbank column published by The Post earlier in the day. The back-and-forth comes after the White House announced new rules regarding the number of reporters who are granted hard passes, which allows a...