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  • Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Inches Higher, Buoyed by Republican Support

    07/22/2018 5:05:04 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 9 replies
    President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics. Mr. Trump’s job approval rating rose to 45% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the highest mark of his presidency and up 1 percentage point from June. The survey was taken over a four-day period that started July 15, a day before Mr. Trump’s news conference with Mr. Putin in which he questioned the conclusion of U.S....
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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 July 2018

    07/22/2018 4:48:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 189 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 July 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows July 22nd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Sen. Robert Menendez, R-N.J. The panel will be Brit Hume, Juan Williams, former State Department spokesperson Marie Harf and Guy Benson of Townhall.com. Benson and Harf are hosts of “Benson and Harf” on Fox News Radio.p>MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Preempted due to coverage of the British Open.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat nominee in New York Congressional District 14; former Secretary of...
  • BREAKING: CARTER PAGE FISA RELEASE

    07/21/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 207 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2018 | F-I/D-J
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. had abused its surveillance powers. [Read the documents here.]
  • Gun rights supporters rally in Orange County

    07/21/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/21/2018 | Alfred Charles
    Hillsborough, N.C. — Under the threat of rain, dozens of people gathered Saturday morning in Orange County to express their support for the Second Amendment and their right to carry guns. Over 200 people had expressed interest in the event, which was publicized by organizers via a Facebook.post. The event was held at the Old Orange County Courthouse and several speakers said they were strong advocates of the Second Amendment, which is enshrined in America's Bill of Rights. "Only the misuse of a gun is wrong," one of the speakers said. "I believe the majority of Americans do not want...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Said Anti-Trump Texts With Peter Strzok 'Mean Exactly What They Say'

    07/20/2018 10:28:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/17/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday was day two of testimony from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was also the mistress of disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok. The two sent tens of thousands of texts, anti-Trump in nature during some of the most politically sensitive investigations the FBI has undertaken in recent memory: the Clinton email probe and the counterintelligence investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. Strzok was a key player in both investigations. Throughout 2016, the two sent texts that have raised eyebrows and questioned the credibility of the FBI’s impartiality. From “we’ll stop it” and an “insurance policy,”...
  • Report: Lisa Page revealed under oath that there was no basis for Mueller's appointment

    07/20/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The Mueller special counsel investigation was launched to probe charges that the key FBI officials developing evidence in the case thought were baseless. That's a bombshell accusation that appears to have been confirmed by lovebird-turned-songbird Lisa Page, according to John Solomon. It tends to confirm the suspicion that the Mueller probe is a cover-up operation to obscure the criminal use of counterintelligence capabilities to spy on a rival presidential campaign and then sabotage the presidency that resulted. Earlier reports indicated that Page has been answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee quite frankly and may even have cut a deal...
  • Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

    07/20/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 279 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/20/2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman, Michael S. Schmidt
    President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording. The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any...
  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 81 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • Republicans overwhelmingly back Trump's performance at Putin summit: Poll

    07/19/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The vast majority of Republicans support the way President Trump handled his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to a new Axios poll. The poll said 80 percent of Republicans approved of Trump’s performance, while only 8 percent of Democrats feel the same way. The partisan split could be seen in other things the poll measured. For example, 85 percent of Republicans think the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections is “more of a distraction,” while on the other side, 85 percent of Democrats feel that the possibility of coordination between the two...
  • Update: Mueller Suspected of Giving Podesta Brothers Immunity to Indict Manafort and Is HIDING..

    07/17/2018 11:24:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 188 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/17/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier today it was reported that Robert Mueller is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a new court filing Tuesday. It’s now suspected that two of the witnesses are creepy and criminal Podesta brothers, the Democrats’ poster boys. Mueller is filing the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial begins next Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia. The five potential witnesses have not been charged and their identity has not been released to the public. Via NBC reporter Tom Winter: NEW: The...
  • Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

    07/17/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 103 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/17/18 | Adam Kredo
    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump's campaign. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans...
  • Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling during press conference, accepts US intel findings

    07/17/2018 12:11:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018
    President Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke when he said he doesn’t see why Russia would have meddled in the 2016 presidential election, clarifying that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s findings of election interference. At the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he meant he doesn't see why Russia "wouldn't" be responsible. In Helsinki, speaking at a press conference next to Vladimir Putin a day earlier, Trump had said he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be behind election meddling.
  • Trump to speak about Fake News on Putin at 2:00 pm

    07/17/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 285 replies
    Fox is reporting Trump will speak at 2:00 about the pearl clutching regarding the Putin event yesterday. Rod Rosenstein was called to the White House today.
  • Breaking: Trump to speak at 2PM, Meet with Congressional Delegation After

    07/17/2018 9:57:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-17-2017 | TCRLAF
    President Trump is expected to make remarks about "his recent trip to Helsinki" around 2pm, per Sarah Sanders
  • BOOM! Trump Accuses FBI Cheater Peter Strzok of Reporting to Barack Obama (VIDEO)

    07/16/2018 7:31:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 128 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump held an interview Monday with Sean Hannity from FOX News after his meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin. President Trump: Before I won he said this is nothing and it can’t happen. It’s a very dishonest deal. We have to find out who did Peter Strzok report to because it was Comey and it was McCabe and there was also probably Obama. If you think Obama didn’t know what was going on, when you watch, and I said it today when you watch Peter Strzok’s performance, the lover of Lisa Page, the FBI, I tell you I...
  • CNN Analyst Philip Mudd: When Will ‘Shadow Government’ Rise Against Trump?

    07/16/2018 7:09:50 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 151 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-16-2018 | Joshua Caplan
    CNN analyst and former CIA intelligence official Philip Mudd wondered aloud Monday when a shadow government will emerge to oppose President Donald Trump following a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  • House Democrat Calls For ‘Military Folks’ To Stop Trump

    07/16/2018 3:49:25 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 157 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/16/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday called for the “military folks” to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump’s much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup.