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  • Hillary Clinton: Portrait of a failed life

    03/20/2018 7:23:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Her personal failing began before she married Bill Clinton, but it was as his wife that she was reduced to a shrill, bitter, unlikeable human being. And, I believe that it is the mental and emotional anguish of her years as his wife, her loss to the likes of Obama and then her crushing defeat by Donald Trump that has reduced her to what she is today. I think that while her husband embarrassed her and publicly reduced her to a pathetic caricature of womanhood, her sense of entitlement overpowered her sense of dignity. I believe she felt that her...
  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • Shattuck: Score McCabe’s ouster as a victory for President Trump

    03/18/2018 4:51:13 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03-18-18 | Tom Shattuck
    G-man down. And for good reason. President Trump put it succinctly in a tweet yesterday: “As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State,” adding a “#DrainTheSwamp” for good measure. The president is right and Andrew McCabe finally ran out of luck Friday night when Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave him his walking papers.
  • McCabe: Trump wants to destroy me to stop Mueller probe

    03/17/2018 4:21:36 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 189 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 Mar 18 | Gregg Birnbaum
    Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who was fired late Friday night by Attorney General Jeff Sessions two days before becoming eligible for full pension benefits, said in an extraordinary statement that he was targeted because President Donald Trump wants to destroy him as part of his "war" against special counsel Robert Mueller. "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement and intelligence professionals more generally," McCabe said in a statement released shortly after Sessions announced his decision. "It is part of this...
  • FBI’s Andrew McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

    03/16/2018 8:10:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/16/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire. Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe...
  • McCabe Fired

    03/16/2018 7:01:41 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 780 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/16/18 | self
    WaPo/Laura Ingraham reporting ...........
  • Job openings surge to a record 6.3 million, Labor Department says

    03/16/2018 9:54:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/16/2018 | Jeff Cox
    Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record 6.3 million, according to the most recent count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of new positions surged by 645,000 as of the end of January, a new high for the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The metric gets close attention from Federal Reserve policymakers when gauging the economy and the appropriate monetary policy response. The report suggests slack remains in the labor market, as employers continue to hire and the pool of available jobs grows. Most of the openings came in the private sector, which saw 608,000...
  • LGBT Activists Are LIVID About Trump Naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

    03/13/2018 3:07:46 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 Mar 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    LGBT activists wasted no time in attacking President Donald Trump's new pick to run the State Department, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "Mike Pompeo's longstanding opposition to LGBTQ equality makes him a reckless choice to lead our nation's diplomatic efforts," Chad Griffin, president of the LGBT group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said in a statement Tuesday. "The decision to nominate anti-LGBTQ Mike Pompeo could have serious consequences for the United States and LGBTQ people around the globe. The State Department has a crucial role to play in advancing human rights — a role which was already rapidly declining under Tillerson. This...
  • Trump Wants A 'Phase Two' Of Tax Cuts

    03/13/2018 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/12/18 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Trump again brings up a "phase two" of tax cuts. The GOP law passed in December permanently chops taxes for corporations and temporarily reduces the tax rate for most individuals. Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts 18 Hours Ago | 00:44 President Donald Trump said again Monday he wants a "phase two" of tax cuts on top of the law Republicans passed in December. Speaking as the World Series champion Houston Astros visited the White House, Trump asked Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, whether he planned to cut taxes further....
  • Jeff Sessions says prosecutors won't pursue "small marijuana cases"

    03/10/2018 12:55:20 PM PST · by Drew68 · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/10/2018 | CBS
    WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on "routine cases" and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, Sessions said, speaking at a Federalist Society event in Washington, D.C. The comments come after the Trump administration in January threw the burgeoning marijuana legalization movement into uncertainty by reversing the largely hands-off approach...
  • Hiring surge adds 313K jobs in February, most in 1 ½ years

    03/09/2018 5:38:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | Christopher Rugaber
    US employers went on a hiring binge last month, adding 313,000 jobs, the most since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. The Labor Department says wage gains, meanwhile, fell from the previous month to 2.6 percent year-over-year growth. Strong hourly wage growth had spooked markets in February because it raised the specter of inflation. But January's figure was revised one-tenth of a point lower to 2.8 percent. The influx of new workers kept the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1 percent.
  • Climate change skeptics run the Trump administration

    03/07/2018 1:55:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 3/7/18 | Emily Holden
    President Donald Trump is filling the upper ranks of his administration with appointees who share his disbelief in the scientific evidence for climate change — giving them an opportunity to impose their views on policies ranging from disaster planning to national security to housing standards. At the Interior Department, decisions about Pacific island territories threatened by rising seas are in the hands of an assistant secretary who has criticized “climate alarmists” for “once again predicting the end of the world as we know it.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s top advisers include a former talk radio host who has dismissed much...
  • U.S. Steel to Restart Illinois Plant Operations Amid Trump’s Tariff Plans

    03/07/2018 10:53:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Updated March 7, 2018 11:35 a.m. ET | By Allison Prang and Bob Tita
    The company plans to call back about 500 employees United States Steel Corp. X +4.25% said it would restart a blast furnace in Illinois to handle the higher demand it expects from President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on foreign steel. The steelmaker said it also plans to call 500 employees back to work at the Granite City mill. U.S. Steel idled its blast furnaces there two years ago as a flood of cheap imports pushed down domestic steel prices. Steel producers have been hurt in recent years by increasing competition from foreign competitors, particularly China, that have ramped up production...
  • Federal Judge Secures Massive DACA Win For Trump… Changes Underway For Illegal Immigrants

    03/06/2018 8:20:24 PM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 6, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    President Donald Trump lauded a win in a federal court affirming his authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program — initiated by former President Barack Obama by executive action in 2012 — allows those who arrived in the United States before they turned 16 the ability to apply for renewable two-year deferments on deportation. “Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that ‘President Trump has the right to end DACA,'” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the...
  • North Korea Is Willing to Discuss Giving Up Nuclear Weapons, South Says

    03/06/2018 6:26:27 AM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    NYT ^ | 6 Mar 2018 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys that his country is willing to begin negotiations with the United States on abandoning its nuclear weapons and that it would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while it is engaged in such talks, South Korean officials said on Tuesday. During the envoys’ two-day visit to Pyongyang, the North’s capital, which ended on Tuesday, the two Koreas also agreed to hold a summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on the countries’ border in late April, Mr. Moon’s office said in...
  • Longtime Napa resident arrested in ICE sweep; family in shock

    03/02/2018 3:20:43 AM PST · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    MSN/ SFGate ^ | March 2, 2018
    Jesus Manzo Ceja walked out of his Napa home before 6 a.m. Wednesday intending to move his truck from a spot where he worried it might get towed. Instead he found immigration officers waiting for him in the dark with a warrant for his arrest. Now the 55-year-old construction worker and father of three — who came to the U.S. nearly 30 years ago but never gained legal status — faces potential deportation to his native Mexico, according to family members. They wonder if a misdemeanor arrest nearly 15 years ago caught up to Manzo Ceja amid the Trump administration’s...
  • "Trump is Winning," says Moscow analyst.

    03/01/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 18 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Feb 2018 | S. Karaganov, P. Goble
    “Trump is winning,” Sergey Karaganov says. “It is already common ground that he will not be removed and that he is beginning to push his own agenda in both domestic and foreign policy. That "America First" agenda pleases a significant part of Americans, and Trump’s ratings have stabilized despite the wild hysteria in the American media.” Trump “has every chance not only to work to the end of his first term but to have a second. In the worst case, he could put in his place his daughter Ivanka. I’m joking..." Trump has adjusted to America’s diminished status in the...
  • Mexican president's visit to the White House is on hold after a testy phone call over border wall

    02/25/2018 8:06:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed that now is not the right time for Pena Nieto to make his first visit since Trump took office more than a year ago, according to a White House official who insisted on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. U.S. and Mexican officials will continue to talk and work together, the official said. The Washington Post cited U.S. and Mexican officials in reporting late Saturday that the plan...
  • ICE arrests surging in N.J. under Trump. Here's why.

    02/21/2018 2:44:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | February 20, 2018
    New Jersey saw one of the nation's biggest surges in arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last year as the federal government cracked down on unauthorized immigrants during President Donald Trump's first year in office. There were 3,189 arrests in fiscal year 2017 in ICE's Newark region, which encompasses all of New Jersey, according to data released by the agency. That is a 42 percent increase compared to the previous year. New Jersey's increase was among the highest in the nation, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan demographic research group. Nationwide, ICE...
  • Obama Said We Can't Drill Our Way To Energy Independence. Actually, We Did.

    02/15/2018 6:01:03 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2018 | Gregory Winkeleer
    "We are running out of oil," US political leaders told us. "We can't compete with OPEC. We can't drill our way out of this." In 2012, no less an authority than Barack Obama said that increased production by increased drilling – "drill, baby, drill," he called it – was not a plan, but rather "a bumper sticker." Obama assured, "We can't just drill our way to lower gas prices." But widely unreported during the Obama years is that advances in two technologies most responsible for increased drilling efficiency – industrial fracturing (aka fracking) and horizontal drilling – were creating a...