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  • The Political Distortion of Language

    10/08/2018 3:36:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018
    American political discourse gets worse by the day, a lesson we’ve seen first-hand again this weekend. The Twitter mob on the political left is claiming that our Saturday editorial headline, “Susan Collins Consents,” was intended as a sly “rape joke.” The editorial praised Maine Senator Collins for her thoughtful speech on Friday explaining her support for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. We said her thorough consideration was an exemplary case of fulfilling the Senate’s “advice and consent” duty under the Constitution. Senators are supposed to offer their advice and then offer or withhold their consent for a presidential nominee. The...
  • Kavanaugh pens Op-ed: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge 'Yes I was emotional'

    10/04/2018 4:56:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 125 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Brett Kavanaugh
    I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination to succeed my former boss and mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, on the Supreme Court. My mom, Martha—one of the first women to serve as a Maryland prosecutor and trial judge, and my inspiration to become a lawyer—sat in the audience with my dad, Ed. That night, I told the American people who I am and what I believe. I talked about my 28-year career as a lawyer, almost all of which has been...
  • Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 3:32:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
    Thursday’s Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was an embarrassment that should have never happened. Judge Kavanaugh was right to call the confirmation process a “disgrace” in his passionate self-defense, and whatever one thinks of Christine Blasey Ford’s assault accusation, she offered no corroboration or new supporting evidence. Ms. Ford certainly was a sympathetic witness—by her own admission “terrified” at the start and appearing to be emotionally fragile. Her description of the assault and its impact on her was wrenching. She clearly believes what she says happened to her. Her allegation should have been vetted privately, in confidence,...
  • The Wall Street Journal nails it

    09/18/2018 7:26:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 18, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Today’s Wall Street Journal has published an editorial on (the Kavanaugh ambush). I detect Kim Strassel’s hand in the editorial. The Journal condemns the charade staged by Senate Democrats starring Christine Blaesy Ford: [Ford’s] is simply too distant and uncorroborated a story to warrant a new hearing or to delay a vote. We’ve heard from all three principals, and there are no other witnesses to call. The only purpose of another public hearing would be a political spectacle in which Democrats could wax indignant for the cameras while Mr. Kavanaugh repeated his denials. The timing and details of how Ms....
  • Trump Tweet on South African Land Reform Draws Government’s Ire

    08/23/2018 3:58:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2018 | Gabriele Steinhauser
    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s government on Thursday criticized a tweet by President Donald Trump in which he said he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study efforts to overhaul land ownership and “large scale killing of farmers” in Africa’s most-developed economy. Mr. Trump’s overnight tweet referenced a report by Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacking the U.S. government’s stance on land reform in South Africa, which he suggested was too lax. South Africa’s rand fell against the dollar after the tweet, and was 1.3% lower in Thursday morning trade. The ruling African National Congress has said it plans to change the...
  • The Media Keep Falling Into the Trump Trap

    08/22/2018 6:43:27 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/21/2018 | Jason L. Riley
    Reporters foolishly act like liberal political activists. Donald Trump has long demonstrated a knack for getting his political opponents to make fools of themselves. Sen. Marco Rubio learned this the hard way on the 2016 campaign trail when he tried to out-Trump Mr. Trump. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former CIA chief John Brennan got caught in the trap last week. Mr. Cuomo took issue with Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” telling an audience full of Democrats that “we’re not going to make America great again—it was never that great.” The audience booed. Mr. Cuomo was...
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • Delayed or Not, Tariffs Are Already Squeezing U.S. Companies

    05/02/2018 5:05:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2018 | Ben Eisen
    The Trump administration’s decision to continue trade negotiations with allies averted new tariffs but threatens to slow corporate spending and drive up costs, developments that could inject new uncertainty into financial markets. The questions about tariffs—and when they would take effect—already have been rattling Wall Street. Investors dumped stocks when they feared the chances of a trade war were escalating, only to buy back in when those worries subsided. Since the tariffs were announced in early March, the S&P 500 has fallen just 2.2%, but it has had moves of 1% or more on 17 of 43 trading days through...
  • Pentagon Presented Trump With Plan To Take Out Russian Air Defenses In Syria, Report Says

    04/16/2018 5:32:24 AM PDT · by Strategy · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 16, 2018 | By Edmund DeMarche
    Although the recent Syrian airstrikes were double the size of last year's, President Trump reportedly selected one of the more restrained proposals designed by the Pentagon. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump was presented with a wide array of options. There were intense discussions on the best approach after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis presented the three military options, the report said. Trump chose a restrained response. The paper reported that the most expansive proposal included airstrikes on Russian air defense capabilities in Syria. The attack would have been three times the size of the operation carried...
  • New details about basis for Andrew McCabe's firing from FBI revealed

    04/05/2018 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 18 replies
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired last month for committing three violations of the bureau's ethics code, an investigative source told Fox News on Thursday. The violations initially were uncovered by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General and confirmed by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility. They included lack of candor under oath, lack of candor when not under oath, and the improper disclosure of non-public information to the media about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The violations stemmed from McCabe's response to an October 2016 Wall Street Journal report about sizeable campaign donations...
  • How U.S. Citizens Mysteriously March For Kremlin Causes

    06/24/2006 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2006 | Alan Cullison and James Bandler
    The rally last December was one of nearly a dozen paid-for protests organized by Russian émigrés in the U.S. in the past two years. They spent $150,000 to $200,000 in some months, accounting records indicate, to rally thousands of demonstrators near spots such as United Nations headquarters and the World Trade Center site. State-controlled Russian television, whose content is closely guided by Kremlin handlers, covered some of the events, often as the only news organ present, showing video of them on the evening news back home. Boris Barshevsky at a pay-for-protest rally in Queens, N.Y., last year. Organizers said the...
  • How a Trade War Escalates: Europe retaliates against U.S. exports and Republican states.

    03/08/2018 10:37:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 128 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2018
    The European Union on Wednesday released its target list of retaliatory tariffs on American exports worth $3.5 billion if President Trump pushes ahead with his steel and aluminum tariffs. This is how Mr. Trump’s trade irruptions could imperil American exporters and become a destructive spiral. The EU is acting with some restraint—for now—in crafting a narrow list of items on which to impose tariffs, including bourbon, orange juice, corn, ladders and motor boats. None are vital to European industry, but they are politically shrewd in targeting exports from states represented by Republicans on Capitol Hill. The point is to punish...
  • Controversial FBI Officials Linked To Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Leaks…

    01/26/2018 1:56:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/26/18 | sundance
    There has been a great deal of speculation about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page leaking to media in their efforts to shape stories conducive to their pro-Clinton/anti-Trump efforts. Prior reporting showed the strong possibility Page and Strzok were leaking to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasts the Wall Street Journal for ‘fake news’ — then she releases proof

    01/14/2018 12:49:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The BLaze ^ | January 14, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit back at the Wall Street Journal over the weekend for allegedly doctoring President Donald Trump’s words following a recent interview. What happened? It all began when the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Trump said he has a very good relationship with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump’s comments came one day after he expressed willingness to re-enter discussions with the country over its nuclear program. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” the Journal reported Trump saying. However, the White House contests that reporting and...
  • FBI agents' text messages spur congressional probe into possible news leaks [FBI leaked to media]

    01/08/2018 3:13:37 PM PST · by SSS Two · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles. In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about a Wall Street Journal article and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues. “Article is out, but hidden behind paywall...
  • WSJ Editorial Board Calls for Robert Mueller to Step Down After FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts

    12/07/2017 8:25:38 AM PST · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | ADAM SHAW
    The Wall Street Journal increased the pressure on embattled FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Tuesday with a scathing op-ed from its editorial board, calling on Mueller to resign over the controversy surrounding a lead investigator’s anti-Trump texts. The New York Times and the Washington Post reported over the weekend that Mueller dismissed FBI agent Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts he sent to an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an extramarital affair. Since then, outlets have reported that Strzok was involved in the interview of former national security Michael Flynn, who was charged last week for lying to the...
  • IT BEGINS: WSJ Demands “Too Conflicted” Mueller To Resign From Russia Probe

    12/05/2017 5:16:31 PM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    On Monday, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed calling for Mueller to resign from the probe. WSJ reports: The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available...
  • ANALYSIS: Carter Page’s House Testimony Provides New Insight Into The Steele Dossier

    11/07/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Some of what former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page disclosed in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last week matches up loosely with allegations made in the infamous Steele dossier, according to a transcript of his interview released on Monday. In particular, Page’s statements about a trip he made to Moscow in July 2016 included details that are laid out in the dirty document, which was financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC and authored by former British spy Christopher Steele.
  • WSJ Reporter Blasts President Trump on MSNBC for Not Demanding Death Penalty for Las Vegas Shooter

    11/03/2017 9:22:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    To put things into perspective, President Trump called on Thursday for the Manhattan Islamic terrorist to be put to death; obviously, we’re referring to the Uzbek national who killed 8 innocent people and maimed 12 (one of the survivors suffered a double amputation) by mowing them with a rented truck on November 1st. The Muslim radical entered the US via the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which is also under scrutiny, as the POTUS asked for the respective program to be scrapped as soon as possible by the Congress. President Trump tweeted on Thursday morning: NYC terrorist was happy as he...
  • Report: DOJ weighs charging Russian officials in DNC computer hack

    11/02/2017 9:03:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department reportedly has garnered enough evidence to charge at least six Russian government operatives with hacking the Democratic National Committee's computers during the 2016 presidential election. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that federal prosecutors could bring charges earaly next year. The Journal reported that dozens of others may have also played a role in the cyberattack. Multiple congressional probes and federal intelligence investigations are focusing on Russian interference and meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Those probes are ongoing and began even before the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate similar charges.