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  • Bill Kristol is worried about something: Twitter thread

    12/22/2020 2:10:22 PM PST · by RandFan · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 22 | Bill Kristol
    @BillKristol1. This thread is based on recent conversations with people whose information and judgment I trust, who in turn have spoken candidly with Trump appointees still on the inside. Here's a question: Why did Trump and Barr, when they negotiated Barr's departure, settle on Dec. 23? 2. It could, obviously, be kind of random--a date picked last week to allow Barr to get things in order, an accommodation of Barr's family schedule, etc. But it could also be that Barr very much wanted to get out before Dec. 24, and/or that Trump wanted him out by then. 3. One obvious...
  • Scoop: John Bolton to argue Trump misconduct

    06/12/2020 8:50:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Axios ^ | March 12, 2020 | Mike Allen, andJonathan Swan
    John Bolton taunts President Trump, his former boss, on the back cover of his forthcoming book: "Game on." In a memoir coming June 23 that the White House has tried to delay, former national security adviser Bolton will offer multiple revelations about Trump’s conduct in office, with direct quotes by the president and senior officials, according to a source familiar with the book.
  • Top Republican slams Trump's plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall as unconstitutional

    02/15/2020 10:32:01 PM PST · by rintintin · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 14 2020 | Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne
    The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump Thursday, slamming the administration's plan to divert $3.83 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall construction as unconstitutional and pledging to take action after lawmakers were notified of the move by the Department of Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican who is the ranking member of the House committee and has announced he will not run for reelection this year, did not mention Trump by name but voiced strong opposition to the diverting of money from various Pentagon accounts for border wall...
  • Stephen Hayes: If your defense of Donald Trump involves the claim that John Bolton -- John Bolton -- is a RINO or a tool of the left or secret Deep Stater,

    01/31/2020 3:07:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Stephen Hayes on Twitter ^ | 1/28/20 | Stephen Hayes
    If your defense of Donald Trump involves the claim that John Bolton -- John Bolton -- is a RINO or a tool of the left or secret Deep Stater, you have no credibility.— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) January 29, 2020
  • Video: John Bolton 'Allegedly' Caught on Camera During “Secret Trip” to Qatar Last Week – Qatar Has Donated Heavily To The Clinton Foundation

    01/29/2020 9:03:43 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | Jan. 29, 2020 | Alex D....?
    It truly is outrageous that John Bolton is pushing a tell-all book after leaving the Trump White House under strained circumstances — and prior to the 2020 election. Obviously, conservatives were wrong about Mr. Bolton............... John Bolton was recently spotted wandering the streets of Qatar for reasons unknown, sparking questions about why the mustachioed neocon war hawk was in the Middle East. A video of Bolton reportedly walking on a sidewalk in Doha, Qatar was posted on Twitter. Rep. Gosar tweeted out the bizarre video of Bolton walking down the street saying, ” We still don’t know why John Bolton...
  • New Regulation Threatens Successes of the Trump Economy

    01/26/2020 5:30:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | January 26, 2020 | Andrew Willford
    The dramatic expansion of the unchecked power of the executive branch is one of the major legacies of the Obama administration. Unfortunately, a new rule from the Department of Commerce threatens to continue this consolidation of power in the executive branch and would undermine the economic strength that America has enjoyed during President Trump’s tenure. By giving the Department nearly unbounded authority to stamp out trade with “foreign adversaries,” this vague new rule risks imposing serious economic harm. Under this rule, transactions between American companies and “foreign adversaries” that involve information technology or services that are deemed to be vital...
  • Hillary Clinton’s disastrous decades long record of corruption and warmongering

    01/22/2020 5:55:34 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Ian56
    Hillary is a Neocon warmongering fascist who wants to hand Syria over to al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists, and provoke war with Iran, Russia and China. Hillary has a decades long record (starting when Bill was Governor of Arkansas) of being totally corrupt and in the pockets of Wall Street, multinationals, arms dealers, foreign governments, special interests, and operating various money laundering and criminal or fraudulent schemes. Hillary has a disastrous Foreign Policy record of voting for the 2003 Iraq invasion and promoting the obvious Bush/Cheney blatant lies, arming terrorists in Libya and turning it into a failed state for ISIS,...
  • Can A Direct Attack on American Servicemen Really Go Unanswered?

    01/19/2020 6:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | January 19, 2020 | Nicholas Waddy
    President Trump shocked the world — and mortified Democrats — when he authorized a lethal drone strike against Iranian General and super-terrorist Qassem Soleimani. The real surprise, however, wasn't that Trump suddenly found the gumption to target a high-profile Iranian — it was that it took America so long to rid the world of a man with so much American blood on his hands. Previous U.S. administrations, afraid of “escalation,” allowed the agents of Iran free rein in their murderous plots. Sooner or later, America had to push back. What's odd, though, is that the entirely justifiable U.S. strike on...
  • 21 year old Russian dissident delivers powerful faith-based speech during trial

    12/06/2019 2:17:31 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Dec 2019 | Staff/Egor Zhukhov
    On December 4, Moscow’s Kuntsevsky District Court continued hearing the case against 21-year-old Higher School of Economics (HSE) student and libertarian YouTube personality Egor Zhukov. Zhukov stands accused of issuing public calls for extremism: Prosecutors have argued that his videos on nonviolent resistance were motivated by “political hatred and enmity to the constitutional structure extant in the Russian Federation” as well as a desire to destabilize the country’s social and political order. Zhukov’s case, one of many that were brought forward during this summer’s wave of election protests in Moscow, has attracted widespread attention throughout the Russian opposition. Many of...
  • Republican decries Trump's 'misguided foreign policy' on Ukraine

    11/21/2019 4:11:09 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21st, 2019 | David Knowles
    Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, offered the strongest rebuke of President Trump’s efforts to obtain a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden of any member of his party on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, but stopped short of calling them “bribery or extortion,” or of supporting Trump’s impeachment. Hurd, a moderate Republican who has announced his retirement from Congress, has often clashed with Trump on a variety of issues and last month assailed the president for calling on China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. But his remarks on Thursday were notable in that he had previously...
  • Close shave: Donald Trump should have followed his instincts and steered clear of John Bolton

    09/13/2019 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    One of the toughest questions for any politician – or anyone for that matter – is the question of whether he should trust his instincts. The case of John Bolton offers a textbook example. Reports say that President Trump’s first impression regarding John Bolton was to steer clear of him because of his mustache. Perhaps it might have made more sense to steer clear of him for the obvious reason that his foreign-policy views are demonstrably insane. But as reasons go, that mustache would have done just fine. Various wags said it made Bolton look like a walrus. Others said...
  • Never-Trumper Neocons Join Democrats to Bring Trump Down with Cries of Racism

    07/22/2019 2:01:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. I think I figured it out. Well, it’s not that big a deal to figure out, but I think I figured something very important out. And that is this ongoing business of Trump is a racist and the Republicans are racists and the Moon landing was racist, this focus on race, it’s new. I mean, there’s always been the allegation running around, but this is new. This has reached a brand-new level and I think I figured out in part what’s going on. I’ll share it with you as the program unfolds today with examples of what...
  • Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

    06/24/2019 6:51:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 24 2019 | Ralph Hallow
    First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is. The president acted humanely and rationally, weighing proportionality in response to Iran’s downing of our spy drone over international waters (we say) or Iranian waters (they say). The WSJ, of course, is an authority on the subject of territoriality and sovereignty and the respect thereof. The newspaper for years insisted that the United States should have no...
  • Jim Hanson: Iran’s aggression may force Trump to launch military attack

    06/14/2019 7:43:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun14 2019 | Jim Hanson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to call the world’s attention Thursday to Iran’s unprovoked attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. Pompeo said the U.S. holds Iran responsible for this dangerous aggression – a clear warning to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic that the U.S. will ensure they face consequences. It would be irresponsible for the Trump administration to turn a blind eye to what Pompeo called Iran’s “blatant assault.”
  • Pence to announce ‘concrete steps’ for Venezuela on Monday - official

    02/24/2019 12:25:49 PM PST · by dila813 · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 24 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” to address the Venezuela crisis when he meets on Monday with regional leaders in Bogota, Colombia, a senior U.S. administration official said, declining to comment on details of the new measures.
  • Andy Puzder: As Venezuela is devastated by Maduro, Trump is [confronting the evils of socialism]

    02/24/2019 2:08:47 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Andy Puzder
    With his stirring repudiation of socialism, both at home and abroad, President Trump is proving himself to be the very champion of liberty and freedom the world needs. While previous U.S. leaders have opposed totalitarian regimes, no American president since Ronald Reagan has confronted the evils of socialism as forcefully as Trump is doing today by supporting the people of Venezuela as they retake their country from the corrupt socialist dictatorship of disputed president Nicolas Maduro. President Trump deserves more credit than he is getting for taking this stance against an economic system that throughout its history has created nothing...
  • ISIS bride's dad suing Trump, US to let her back into the country

    02/22/2019 10:17:42 AM PST · by ETL · 78 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Greg Norman | Fox News
    Attorneys from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ahmed Ali Muthana arguing his daughter Hoda and her 18-month-old son should be allowed to return to America, and her citizenship – which the U.S. government disputes – should be recognized. The suit also seeks a judgment that Muthana's father is “entitled to send his daughter money to ensure the survival of his daughter and grandson, and enable them safe passage home, without subjecting himself to criminal liability” under U.S. law.Muthana currently is living at a refugee camp in northeast Syria and she...
  • If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

    01/29/2019 1:27:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | January 29, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter." This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211. Nicolas Maduro must today appreciate the emperor's insight. For the political survival of this former bus driver and union boss hangs now upon whether Venezuela's armed forces choose to stand by him or to desert him and support National Assembly leader Juan Guaido. Wednesday, Guaido declared Maduro's election last May to a second six-year term to be a sham, and had himself inaugurated as acting president. Thursday, the defense minister and army chief General Vladimir...
  • Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

    01/18/2019 3:21:53 PM PST · by rintintin · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 18 2019
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, delivered pizzas to Secret Service members on Friday, calling for lawmakers "on both sides" to end the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War

    12/25/2018 8:32:42 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Intelligencer ^ | 21DEC18 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War By Andrew Sullivan A U.S. Army convoy in northern Syria. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts? Or, for that matter, from Afghanistan, where we have been trapped for more than 17 long years of still open-ended occupation? If the answer to that question is that only when each of these countries is a healthy pro-American democracy, and Islamist terrorism has ceased to...