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  • Bill Maher says Republicans would 'secretly love' to see Trump in jail over January 6 as he compares it to Arab countries 'loving when Israel would bomb Iraq'

    07/30/2022 10:57:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 30 2022 | ALYSSA GUZMAN
    'Real Time' host Bill Maher said Republicans would 'secretly love' to see Trump incarcerated over January 6 as much as Arab countries 'love when Israel would bomb Iraq.' Maher, 66, returned to his show Friday night after a month-long break and was joined by Politico's White House Editor Sam Stein and Columbia Associate Professor John McWhorter. The liberal host jumped into the roundtable discussion by calling former President Donald Trump the 'cloud hanging over this country,' but admitted the January 6 committee hearings were 'pretty impressive.'
  • Supreme Court ruling blows holes in Springfield’s (MA) 30-year-old restrictions on license-to-carry applications

    08/01/2022 11:18:39 AM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision on firearms is reverberating throughout Massachusetts and in particular in Springfield where the Police Department found its decades-old practice of routinely restricting — or even denying — licenses to carry firearms was suddenly unconstitutional. “With the new changes from the Supreme Court decision, that’s all gone,” said Deputy Police Chief William Cochrane. ... The concern among lawmakers is that Bruen will chip away at Massachusetts’ gun laws, considered among the toughest in the nation, that have been on the books for decades and longer in some instances. The first law...
  • Moderate GOP Rep. Peter Meijer Trashes Dems for Bankrolling His MAGA Foe in Scathing Op-Ed: Selling Out ‘Any Pretense of Principle’ (pot, kettle)

    08/01/2022 9:03:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 8/1/22 | Jackson Richman
    Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), a moderate GOP congressman, blasted Democrats for bankrolling his Trumpian opponent, John Gibbs, ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Michigan. Democrats have been financially backing MAGA GOP candidates this primary cycle in order to have a better shot at beating them ahead of an expected Republican wave in November. In Bari Weiss’ Substack outlet, Common Sense, Meijer wrote that he voted to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory as president, while noting that Gibbs “denies the results” of that election. “The DCCC’s ad buy was more than Gibbs raised over the entire duration of his campaign. It was...
  • Another ominously bad poll for Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania's Senate Race

    07/26/2022 9:11:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2022 | AllahPundit
    We should reserve judgment on this one as I’m unfamiliar with the pollster, Blueprint Polling, apart from the fact that (a) it’s the “sister company” to a Democratic polling firm and (b) it’s the same one that recently found DeSantis leading Trump 51/39 in Florida.But the results here are grim enough to be noteworthy, particularly when we’re starving for data from Pennsylvania. There hasn’t been a public poll of the state since mid-June, when one survey found John Fetterman ahead of Oz, 50/44. A Democrat being up six in a swing state in a national environment as red as this...
  • Rogin: Lifting China Tariffs Won’t Help Inflation, It’s Wall Street Being ‘Willing to Sell out America’s National Security’ and Help CCP for Profit

    07/26/2022 12:53:58 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26July | Hantchett
    “Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce want to do a favor for the Chinese Communist Party so they can get a favor in return and make money on their short-term balance sheets, while increasing the risk of American investors, in a Chinese Communist Party that’s building the machine that’s attacking our democracy and our way of life. … And they’re willing to sell out America’s national security to do it.”
  • The Truth About Ukraine SLIPS OUT On CNN

    07/24/2022 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 52 replies
    (Youtube) The Jimmy Dore Show ^ | 7/24/22 | Jimmy Dore
    CNN offers 24 hours of programming every day, but not a whole lot of uncomfortable truths, so it was noteworthy when CNN host Becky Anderson asked her guest, Iranian-American academic Mohammad Marandi, about increasingly close ties between Russia and Iran despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Marandi gave her a double-barreled blast of honesty in response. ...
  • A radical plan for Trump’s second term

    07/22/2022 8:40:42 PM PDT · by jetvol1 · 29 replies
    Axios ^ | 7/22/22 | Jonathan Swan
    Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his "America First” ideology, people involved in the discussions tell Axios. The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department — including the FBI, and reaching into national security, intelligence, the State Department and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president...
  • Middle Eastern Autocrats Embarrassed Biden at Will

    07/21/2022 7:12:58 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 21 July, 2022 | Shadi Hamed
    Joe Biden’s much-touted trip to the Middle East—his first as president—produced no significant deliverables. To be underwhelmed, however, is to miss a more troubling story. The visit may have been pointless and performative, but it was also a major setback for American interests, confirming what many long suspected: Supposed allies can disrespect, embarrass, and undermine the United States at will. The costs are already evident. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after Biden left the region, the United Arab Emirates sentenced an American citizen, Asim Ghafoor, to three years in prison on nebulous charges. Ghafoor, a lawyer for the slain...
  • RINO hunting in Michigan threatens traditional conservative Republicans

    07/21/2022 3:15:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 7/21/22 | Kyle Melinn
    The primary is in two weeks, and the most nervous political demographic is the traditional, conservative Republicans with experience. It's hard to believe. Ronald Reagan-loving, John Engler-revered Republicans — the people who ran Michigan government for the better part of 25 years — have a pit in their stomach over Aug. 2. They're like the guilty boy who isn't sure if he's getting anything under the Christmas tree. They honestly don't know what they're getting. Let's start at the top with Tudor Dixon. She was a guest commentator on the fringe right radio network America's Voice with Steve Gruber before...
  • Mulvaney: I Hope Trump Doesn’t Run — GOP Doesn’t Need His ‘Baggage’

    07/20/2022 7:48:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 136 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2022 | PAM KEY
    Former Trump acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday on “CNN Tonight” that he hoped former President Donald Trump doesn’t run for president in 2024.Anchor Laura Coates asked, “If he were to run for re-election yet again, we don’t know if he intends to do that. If he is the RNC nominee, do you intend to vote for him?”Mulvaney said, “I am one of those Republicans who hopes the former President Trump doesn’t run. In all fairness, we don’t need him anymore. He changed our party. We have a lot of folks, a new generation of folks, Ron DeSantis,...
  • Kasich: Trump Ship Is Beginning to Head Down — If He Announces for 2024, He Will Help Democrats

    07/19/2022 6:42:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2022 | PAM KEY
    Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) predicted Monday on CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” that former President Donald Trump was going down. He added that a 2024 presidential run announcement will help Democrats.Anchor Don Lemon said, “Let me ask you about the January 6 committee that will be wrapping up its current hearing, scheduled on Thursday. What do you think is going to come out of this hearing?”Kasich said, “I said a week ago that the Trump supporters, many of them, have become mushy. They aren’t defending him anymore. I think that the fact of the matter is he is like a...
  • Rapper Kodak Black, whose sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump, arrested on drug charges

    07/18/2022 7:15:01 PM PDT · by proust · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | Jul 16, 2022 | Associated Press
    ...They detected a marijuana smell and then searched the SUV and found a small clear bag with 31 white tablets and almost $75,000 in cash. The tablets were later identified as oxycodone.
  • Fox News Posts Stunning Three Minute Montage of Trump Voters Ready to Ditch Him for DeSantis

    07/18/2022 7:07:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 187 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/18/22 | Joe DePaolo
    Ahead of the rally former President Donald Trump was scheduled to have in Arizona (later postponed due to the death of Ivana Trump), the Fox News website posted a stunning three-minute video featuring a host of Trump supporters in Maricopa County talking about ditching him in 2024 for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). The incredible montage features a group of Arizona voters who — save for one identified as Beverly who enthusiastically backed a Trump 2024 bid — all said they wanted to see Trump sit it out next time and identified DeSantis as the person they want to take over...
  • NRA slams Trump’s Wisconsin candidate over false endorsement

    07/18/2022 2:08:58 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 7/18/22 | TODD RICHMOND The Associated Press
    The National Rifle Association on Monday issued a stinging rebuke of former President Donald Trump’s pick for Wisconsin governor, accusing him of misleading its members after his campaign falsely claimed the gun advocacy group had endorsed him. Construction company co-owner Tim Michels is locked in a three-way GOP primary with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and state Rep. Tim Ramthun. Michels won Trump’s endorsement in June. An endorsement from the NRA would have marked another huge win for him heading into the Aug. 9 election. Michels’ campaign sent out a flyer that landed in mailboxes Saturday that claimed the NRA...
  • Pence endorses in Arizona governor’s race, putting him at odds with Trump

    07/18/2022 12:47:56 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 53 replies
    WAPO ^ | 7/18/2022 | Yvonne Sanchez
    Pence and Trump, who are considering 2024 presidential runs, will both campaign in Arizona on Friday PHOENIX — Former vice president Mike Pence is endorsing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson, a developer who has long been involved in Republican politics, instead of former president Donald Trump’s chosen candidate, Kari Lake, a former TV anchor who continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was “stolen.” (Snip) Taylor Robson praised Pence’s conservative credentials and said she wants to lead as he has. “Modern politics is full of charlatans and fakes, but Vice President Pence is the genuine article,” she said...
  • Russia Orders Troops to Target Ukraine's Western-Supplied Weapons

    07/18/2022 11:20:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    MSN/The Wall Street Journal. ^ | July 18th | Brett Forrest
    KYIV, Ukraine—Russia ordered its forces to target the long-range missiles and artillery weapons that Western countries have recently supplied to Ukraine, a sign of how Kyiv’s additional firepower has begun to reshape the conflict. On Monday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told a group of Russian troops to make Ukraine’s long-range weaponry a priority target to prevent shelling in parts of eastern Ukraine held by Russian forces, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. A recent shipment of advanced Western weapons has reinforced Ukraine’s efforts to fend off Russia’s invasion. Whether those weapons will enable Kyiv to turn the tide remains unclear,...
  • Russia's Medvedev: Attack on Crimea Will Ignite 'Judgement Day' Response

    07/18/2022 2:37:48 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 95 replies ^ | July 17, 2022, | By Reuters via USN
    The refusal of Ukraine and Western powers to recognise Moscow's control of Crimea poses a "systemic threat" for Russia and any outside attack on the region will prompt a "Judgment Day" response, former president Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday. Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 after a pro-Moscow president in Kyiv was toppled amid mass street protests. Moscow then also backed pro-Russian armed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. In the event of an attack on Crimea, Medvedev was quoted by TASS news agency as saying, "Judgment Day will come very fast...
  • Gas prices may surge again ahead of midterm elections

    07/17/2022 6:07:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Drivers relieved by the recent dip in gas prices may be in for a shock when the summer winds down, with energy analysts warning a fresh round of price surges could emerge as soon as October. The prospect of a new gas price jolt coinciding with midterm elections has the White House and many Democrats on edge. The price concerns are tied to the timeline for stricter sanctions on Russia that will further choke the global oil supply. J.P. Morgan has warned that in a worst-case scenario - in which Russia retaliates by shutting down its supply altogether - the...
  • Top Army Colonel: ‘This is The Beginning of The End Of Ukrainian Resistance’

    03/02/2022 10:47:27 AM PST · by conservative98 · 142 replies
    InfoWars ^ | March 2nd 2022, 11:35 am | Jamie White
    Retired Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News Tuesday to discuss the latest developments of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, noting that the first phase of Russia’s incursion is over, marking the “beginning of the end of the Ukrainian resistance.”“The first five days, we witnessed a very slow, methodical movement of Russian forces into eastern Ukraine,” MacGregor said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday.“That is Ukraine — the third of Ukraine, which is on the eastern side of this river, called the Dnieper. They move slowly, cautiously. They try to reduce casualties among the civilian population, tried to give as...
  • Voters don’t want Trump or Biden in ‘24

    07/14/2022 10:56:50 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 84 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | July 12, 2022 | Madeline Fitzgerald
    The majority of Americans do not think President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump should run for reelection, according to polling released Tuesday. Forty-eight percent of voters in a Politico/Morning Consult survey say that Trump should definitely not run again in 2024, while a further 13 percent say he should probably not run. Meanwhile, 46% of voters say that Biden should definitely not run, while 18% say he probably should not run. The survey, which was conducted from July 8-10, comes in the wake of increasing discussion about the electability and popularity of the two presidents. According to recent...