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  • Politico Worries Trump Will Politicize Already Politicized Intelligence Agencies

    02/28/2024 7:02:53 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2024 | P.J. Gladnick
    Someone should inform Politico's national security reporter Erin Banco and her colleague John Sakellariadis that the politicized intelligence community train had long ago left the station when it was fully weaponized against former President Donald Trump, almost from the moment (and even before) he took office in 2017. However, now that the prospect of Trump returning to the White House was a possibility, the intelligence agencies were suddenly clutching their pearls in deep concern over the politicization of their already politicized community.Banco and Sakellariadis went into a state of deep, deep concern on Monday over the future of the deep...
  • The House GOP’s defense against hardliners is about to get weaker

    02/27/2024 4:42:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/24 | Jordain Carney and Olivia Beavers
    <p>House Republicans are facing a growing exodus of experienced and talented members that adds up to an alarming political maturity drain. A growing number of their well-respected members are fleeing Congress as the conference pulls further to the right, and the departures are starting to spark worries about a further erosion of GOP lawmakers' appetite for the basic tasks of governing. After a brutal year of their party's shaky stewardship of the House, 21 House GOP lawmakers have already announced their plans to retire at year's end — including five committee chairs. Many of the departing members share a common trait: They’re part of a loose coalition of governing-minded Republicans who are still willing to generally back leadership, support bipartisan deals and even defy former President Donald Trump at times. And while some Republicans have cited personal or health reasons for leaving office, others in the group are blunt as they lament their party’s inflated expectations for what’s achievable when the GOP controls just one half of one branch of the government.</p>
  • Russia warns NATO of certain war if West puts troops into Ukraine-Allied leaders rush to distance themselves from French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion that allies could put boots on the ground to help Kyiv.

    02/27/2024 9:08:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-27-24 | LAURA KAYALI AND CLAUDIA CHIAPPA
    A conflict between Russia and NATO would be inevitable if Western troops go to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said today. The Kremlin's comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out putting boots on the ground in Ukraine as Kyiv struggles to fend off Russia's full-scale invasion. While Macron noted that there was no consensus about troops at this stage, Ukraine has not asked allies for soldiers to fight its cause and other Western governments even scrambled Tuesday to insist troops were not set to be deployed, the mere suggestion sparked a furious response from Moscow....
  • Biden's Firing of Attorney General Opens Up Obstruction of Justice Case

    02/20/2024 3:26:19 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Feb 20, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    A recent Politico report described Biden complaining that Attorney General Merrick Garland did not stop Special Counsel Hur from editing out mentions of his diminished mental capacity in his report, that Garland should not have allowed a special counsel to look into his son’s misconduct and finally that Garland had failed to schedule a trial of former President Trump quickly enough. As a result, Politico reported that Biden would oust Garland if he gets a second term. Not only was Biden interfering with supposedly independent investigations of himself and his son, but even into criminal proceedings aimed at his likely...
  • Trump Opts to Let Jan. 6 Cases Advance

    02/17/2024 4:27:54 AM PST · by MistySolutions · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02.17.2024 | Nicole Wells
    Former President Donald Trump is allowing the Jan. 6-related cases against him to move forward by not petitioning the Supreme Court, which is already three-deep in Trump appeals. According to Politico, Trump opted not to ask the justices to overturn the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from December that rejected his claim of presidential immunity from prosecution for conduct while in office. Therefore, at least three lawsuits brought against him after the breach of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, can advance to a period of limited evidence-gathering to determine the nature of Trump's activities on...
  • Politico Presents Wishful Thinking 'Plan B' to Ditch Biden

    02/14/2024 8:05:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Rumble ^ | February 13, 2024 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Democrats (and Politico) have a problem. In the wake of Special Counsel Robert Hur's report which did not charge President Joe Biden with improperly storing classified documents, not because he was innocent but because Hur judged him too senile due to age to be sent to trial, there was more urgency than ever among liberals to replace Biden on the 2024 presidential ticket. But how to do it? Politico's senior politics editor, Charlie Mahtesian, and his colleague, Steven Shepard, came up with a highly problematic "Plan B" chock full of wishful thinking on Monday in, "Democrats Might Need a...
  • Politico Skips Most Obvious Example of Biden Memory Loss at Press Conference

    02/11/2024 6:00:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 10, 2024 | P.J. Gladnick
    It was easily one of the notable moments of President Joe Biden's Thursday press conference in which he angrily denounced Special Counsel Robert Hur for highlighting his memory loss several times in his report. Yet Politico neglected to mention how Biden seemingly failed to recall the name of the church he got the rosary from to memorialize his deceased son Beau. Here's that highly embarrassing moment for Biden that shocked viewers yet Politico disingenuously left out of their reports of the press conference.
  • Facing farm protests, EU eases demands in 2040 climate proposal: Drops specific references to agriculture emissions cuts as farmers protest across Europe.

    02/09/2024 9:40:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/2024
    Under intense pressure from farmers, the European Commission has dropped key passages in a proposal for a new 2040 goal for cutting greenhouse gas pollution. “All sectors” would need to contribute to the effort, the EU executive's plan says. But a mention of a possible 30 percent cut to agricultural pollution between 2015 and 2040, which was in previous drafts seen by POLITICO, had been removed. Also excised were recommendations for citizens to make changes to their behavior, like eating less meat, and a push to end fossil fuel subsidies. Farmers' protests have broken out in many countries across Europe...
  • Speed It Up! Politico Suffers Frustration Over Immunity Appeal Delay of J6 Trial

    02/02/2024 9:32:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 1, 2024 | P.J. Gladnick
    We've already seen MSNBC legal blogger Jordan Rubin going full angst over the immunity appeal delay that threatens to push back the start date of the J6 trial which was originally scheduled to commence on March 4.On Wednesday, Politico reporters Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein joined Rubin in the Worry Room as they expressed their frustration over the slow pace of the appeal delay which threatens to push that critical trial past election day. Their utter frustration was on full display on Wednesday in "As judges mull presidential immunity, Trump reaps the benefits of delay."
  • “What a F**king A**hole This Guy Is!” Deranged, Potty-Mouthed Joe Biden Blows Up Over President Trump Behind Closed Doors – Team Trump Responds

    02/01/2024 8:14:23 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 2/1/2024 | cullen linebarger
    A report has revealed how much Joe Biden is losing his “mind” regarding President Trump. Politico reported Thursday that Biden has taken to describing Trump in incredibly vulgar terms behind closed doors, including calling him a “sick f**k and a “f**king a**hole.” The president has described Trump to longtime friends and close aides as a “sick f*ck” who delights in others’ misfortunes, according to three people who have heard the president use the profane description. According to one of the people who has spoken, Biden recently said of Trump: “What a f**king asshole the guy is!” The website notes the...
  • Stay in Your Lane, Everyone

    01/23/2024 4:53:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Jan, 2024 | Christopher Chantrill
    Joel Kotkin reports from Davos that things are not well with Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum. Says he: The growing irrelevance of what Adrian Wooldridge has labelled “the progressive aristocracy” can even be seen in the less than enthusiastic press coverage. Politico describes the contemporary Davos crowd as a “smart set” which “sounds dumb.” Then he sticks in the shiv: The grandees don’t have to travel far to see the results of their “reset” as nearby Germany’s industrial machine collapses, with even its last solar panel plant about to go belly-up. But then there was Javier Milei’s rousing speech in...
  • Trump tells Ursula von der Leyen, ‘NATO is dead, and we will leave’

    01/14/2024 3:40:15 PM PST · by JonPreston · 103 replies
    BLITZ ^ | 1/15/24 | Uriel Irigaray Araujo
    According to a recent POLITICO news report, during the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, then US President Donald Trump told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in a private meeting, the following: “you need to understand that if Europe is under attack we will never come to help you and to support you, and by the way NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO.” Trump said so according to Europe’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, who was also there, with von der Leyen and former European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan. Breton is quoted...
  • Ron DeSantis Criticizes Trump on Eve of Iowa Caucus — Accuses Him of Self-Serving Politician

    01/14/2024 9:00:59 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, a former ally of Donald J. Trump, delivered a blistering critique of the former President, implying that Trump prioritizes personal loyalty over the nation’s welfare. In 2017, Donald Trump, who was then serving as President, threw his support behind Ron DeSantis in the race for Florida’s governorship. This endorsement from Trump was a significant boost for DeSantis, a tea-party conservative, enabling him to surpass the right-wing GOP candidate Adam Putnam, who was serving as Florida’s agriculture commissioner at the time, Politico reported. “Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant...
  • Pizzagate, QAnon and the ‘Epstein List’: Why the Far Right Is Obsessed with Sex Trafficking

    01/09/2024 9:29:33 PM PST · by MNDude · 47 replies
    To get a sense of why conspiracy theories centered on sex trafficking and pedophilia — and now the “Epstein list” — are so buzzy in MAGA circles, POLITICO Magazine called up Mike Rothschild, author of The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything and Jewish Space Lasers: The Rothschilds and 200 Years of Conspiracy Theories. Rothschild pointed to a toxic stew of age-old antisemitism; the worst incentives of today’s social media; and the right’s unending obsession with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump pops up in the documents, including some released on...
  • Politico Nudges Chief Justice Roberts to Anti-Trump 'Middle Ground' to Boost Court

    12/23/2023 3:27:01 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 23, 2023 | P.J. Gladnick
    The amazing thing about Politico's story on Thursday by global editor-in-chief John F. Harris and senior legal affairs reporter Josh Gerstein about a couple of Trump cases heading to the Supreme court is the lack of detailed discussions of the legal aspects involved in "John Roberts, Donald Trump and the ghosts of Bush v. Gore."Why? Because Harris and Gerstein are promoting the highly disingenuous idea that Chief Justice John Roberts, who they claim has a court credibility problem, should steer his fellow justices to deliver a split decision because of PR optics. I kid you not.
  • CBS poll: Haley gaining on Trump in New Hampshire

    12/18/2023 11:49:09 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2023 | Kelly Garrity
    Haley recently received a coveted endorsement from Gov. Chris Sununu.Nikki Haley is closing the gap on former President Donald Trump in a key early voting state.A CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday found that 29% of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire would vote for Haley, while 44% said they’re backing Trump. It’s the latest good news for Haley out of the Granite State, where she recently received a coveted endorsement from Gov. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to put “110 percent” behind the former South Carolina governor in the run-up to the state’s Jan. 23 primary.
  • ‘Best-case scenario’ for Trump as rivals refuse to drop out (so enjoyable to read their frustration)

    12/17/2023 5:42:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    DURHAM, New Hampshire — First Donald Trump’s Republican critics banked on one of his opponents catching a spark in Iowa. Then they said New Hampshire was where they’d make their mark. Eventually, advisers to Trump’s rivals maintained, someone would emerge from the field of lower-polling candidates to get a clear shot at Trump. After the past week, that idea has never looked more out of reach. In Iowa, new polling shows Trump not only maintaining his enormous lead in the first caucus state, but expanding on it — stretching his support to 51 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers. And in...
  • ‘Really quite shocking’: Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon (dated Jan 20,2021)

    11/29/2023 11:09:30 PM PST · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 20, 2021 | By Lara Seligman and Bryan Bender
    The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program, according to new details provided by transition and defense officials.The effort to obstruct the Biden team, led by senior White House appointees at the Pentagon, is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on Wednesday, the officials said.Biden openly decried the treatment his aides were...
  • Trump ripped ‘so-called Christian’ evangelicals as ‘pieces of s–t’: book

    11/24/2023 11:53:37 AM PST · by thegagline · 107 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/24/2023 | Josh Christenson
    Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump railed against “so-called Christians” and “pieces of s—” evangelicals who supported Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2016 Iowa caucuses, according to a forthcoming book. At the time, allies of Cruz had been making hay of Trump’s flub before an audience at Virginia’s Liberty University, a conservative evangelical college, in which he botched a question about his favorite Bible verse and replied that it came from the book of “Two Corinthians,” rather than “Second Corinthians.” “The laughter and ridicule were embarrassing enough for Trump,” Tim Alberta writes in his new book, “The Kingdom, the Power,...
  • Hamas’ gift to Vladimir Putin

    10/10/2023 4:41:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 10, 2023 | JAMIE DETTMER AND CHRISTIAN OLIVER
    Hamas’ brutal assault against Israel came on Vladimir Putin’s birthday. Such a catastrophic security shock in the Middle East was probably a welcome surprise for a Russian president whose strategic priority is to divert Western support and attention away from Ukraine. A massive conflagration in Israel risks doing exactly that. The big question is how much credit to give the Kremlin for the perfect storm of mounting crises — in Israel, Kosovo, the Caucasus and Africa — that are rearing up on America and Europe. For many, it’s tempting to see Putin as a mastermind or puppetmaster, stirring up more...