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  • Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists

    06/24/2022 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, June 24, 2022 | Associated Press
    Tehran -- A court in Iran on Thursday ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years, state-run media reported. The largely symbolic ruling underscores the escalating tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran's rapidly advancing nuclear programme, with negotiations to restore the tattered atomic accord at a standstill. Although Tehran has blamed Israel in the past for slayings targeting Iranian nuclear scientists since a decade ago, Iran did not directly accuse its arch-foe Israel in its announcement. Iran has not...
  • Trump Shares Poll of Him Crushing DeSantis as Rumors Swirl Over Challenge

    06/23/2022 6:42:06 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/23/22 AT 9:13 AM EDT | BY EWAN PALMER
    Donald Trump has shared a poll indicating he would comprehensively beat Ron DeSantis for the 2024 Republican nomination for president amid continuing speculation the Florida governor is planning on announcing his candidacy. The former president shared the results of a recent Zogby Poll on Truth Social on Wednesday that indicated that he is still an overwhelming favorite to clinch the Republican nomination should he choose to run. The survey shows Trump has the backing of nearly 54 percent of votes from Republican primary voters—just under five times the amount that second place DeSantis received (11.5 percent).
  • Seven presidential contenders for the GOP in 2024

    06/18/2022 7:48:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2022 | Niall Stanage
    Seven presidential contenders for the GOP in 2024 BY NIALL STANAGE - 06/18/22 5:59 AM ET Former President Trump is still the dominant figure in the Republican Party, but his stranglehold is loosening. Trump-backed candidates have had a mixed record in GOP primaries so far this cycle, with high-profile losses in Georgia, Nebraska and a key South Carolina district undercutting many other wins. The work of the House select committee on Jan. 6, 2021, also places Trump’s role in the insurrection squarely in the spotlight. To be sure, Trump leads early 2024 polls by a wide margin. But there is...
  • When a Misguided Pastor Makes Threats About a Violent ‘Christian’ Insurrection

    05/20/2022 6:32:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 20, 2022 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Iranian citizens from all walks of life have been protesting for more than a week over the additional hardships imposed on them by the regime through its arbitrary removal of food subsidies. At least half the population rely on these subsidies. The protests are becoming increasingly political while authorities are taking desperate measures to suppress them. Ordinary Iranians are appealing to the international community for assistance in preventing a dramatic rise in the rate of fatalities resulting from the crackdown. A prominent figure in the opposition, Maryam Rajavi, echoed that sentiment on Monday, noting that support from the US and...
  • The other Republicans trying to play kingmaker in the 2022 primaries

    05/08/2022 4:03:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    KAKE ^ | May 6, 2022 | Adam Wollner
    Like Pompeo, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has lined up behind McCormick in the May 17 Pennsylvania primary, which recent polling has suggested is close. Cruz is looking to bounce back after his preferred candidate in the Ohio primary, Josh Mandel, lost. Cruz joined Mandel on the campaign trail in the final stretch of the race, even mocking Republican candidates for talking too much about Trump. Meanwhile, former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley appeared in a new TV ad this week for Rep. Nancy Mace, who is facing a challenge from the Trump-backed Katie Arrington in the June...
  • Pompeo Raises ‘National Security Concerns’ About Trump-Backed Dr. Oz

    05/06/2022 10:35:37 AM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    FFormer Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Friday on the “national security concerns” he had about Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. “[Dr. Oz] engaged in the Turkish political process. That raises, in my mind, lots of judgments about his priorities,” Pompeo said in a phone call to reporters. (RELATED: Dr. Oz’s Work For Turkish Airlines May Violate Federal Lobbying Law, Advocacy Group Claims) Oz maintains Turkish citizenship and cast a ballot in the country’s 2018 presidential election, ABC News reported. He had previously said he has “never been politically involved in Turkey in any capacity.” Pompeo, who is...
  • GOP shadow primary gains steam ahead of 2024

    04/17/2022 8:11:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Yahoo | The Hill ^ | Sun, April 17, 2022 | Max Greenwood
    Pence is far from the only prospective candidate signaling interest in a potential White House campaign. Haley is slated to return to Iowa this summer to attend the Dubuque Regional Reception hosted by the state GOP, putting her back in the crucial first-in-the-nation caucus state. Pompeo, meanwhile, is set to release a new book this fall detailing his tenure in the Trump administration. He also recently suggested in an interview with Fox News that his future political ambitions — including a possible presidential run — aren’t contingent on what Trump ultimately decides to do in 2024. “The Pompeos have always...
  • 2024 hopefuls are already in a dark-money arms race

    04/11/2022 9:55:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/11/202 | SCOTT BLAND
    When Mike Pompeo announced his political action committee last June, he set off a wave of news stories heralding the move as a potential step toward a 2024 presidential campaign. But the former secretary of State kept his next big launch behind the scenes. Two months later, Pompeo allies including Ulrich Brechbuhl, a close friend, West Point classmate and former State Department official, quietly formed a nonprofit group — Champion American Values Fund — to work alongside Pompeo’s Champion American Values PAC. According to corporate records from Delaware and Virginia, Brechbuhl serves as president of the organization, which can raise...
  • Pompeo leverages foreign policy bonafides in 2024 shadow primary

    04/01/2022 10:44:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2022, 7:37 AM EDT | By Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    NAPLES, Fla. — Mike Pompeo is running — if not for president, then for a chance to be Donald Trump’s running mate should the former president mount another campaign. Pompeo is methodically laying the groundwork for his own 2024 presidential bid if Trump skips the race. And Trump has already told associates that Pompeo, one of the few top Cabinet officials who never lost favor with him, could make his vice presidential short list if he runs again, a person familiar with Trump’s comments said. In speech after speech, Pompeo tells audiences how he pines to be back in government....
  • Iran Plots To Assassinate Ex-Trump Official, Biden Admin Resisting Public Indictments Due To Iran Deal Hopes: Report

    03/08/2022 4:47:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Mar 7, 2022 | Ryan Saavedra •
    At least two Iranians in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF), an elite Iranian military group that is also a designated terrorist organization, have allegedly been plotting to assassinate former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, according to a new report. Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice “possesses indictable evidence against the Iranians but … Biden administration officials are resisting publicly indicting the men for fear that it could derail their drive for a nuclear deal with Iran, currently nearing completion in negotiations in Vienna, Austria,” the Washington Examiner reported. “It is possible but unlikely that there are...
  • Mike Pompeo: US should immediately recognize Taiwan as ‘free and sovereign country’

    03/06/2022 9:14:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2022 2:51am EST | Dom Calicchio
    The U.S. should immediately "do the right and obvious thing" and recognize Taiwan as a "free and sovereign country," former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote Thursday night in a series of Twitter messages. Pompeo’s comments came as he visited Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei – and as war continued to rage in Ukraine late Thursday into Friday, with a fire at a nuclear power plant bringing a potentially frightening new scenario into play, although the fire was later reported to be extinguished. A possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan has loomed as a possibility in the wake of...
  • Pompeo slams Taylor-Greene for 'playing footsie' with 'anti-Semitic neo-Nazis'

    02/27/2022 2:11:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/27/2022 | Joseph Choi
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Sunday for "playing footsie" with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who hosted a conference she attended on Friday. "Associating with anti-Semitic neo-Nazis is not consistent with the conservative values I've defended for decades. Representative Taylor-Greene playing footsie with Nick Fuentes and his splinter movement is shameful," Pompeo tweeted. On Friday, Greene attended a white nationalist conference in Orlando, Fla. organized by Fuentes, a far-right podcaster who has made multiple antisemitic remarks. Greene later claimed to not know Fuentes's views and said she only attended to "talk to the...
  • Trump wins CPAC 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll, with DeSantis second

    02/27/2022 12:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    FOX ^ | February 27, 2022 | Paul Steinhauser
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump easily won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering this weekend in Florida. Trump, who’s repeatedly flirted with making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 59% of ballots cast in the anonymous online straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Sunday afternoon. The former president, who remains the most popular and influential politician in the Republican Party as he continues to play a kingmaker's role in GOP primaries, won 55% support a year ago in...
  • MSNBC’s Reid: Trump, Tucker, Pompeo Are Russia’s ‘Chief Propagandists’

    02/23/2022 6:29:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC anchor Joy Reid said Wednesday on her show “The ReidOut” that former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and FNC’s Tucker Carlson are Russia’s “chief propagandists.” Foreign Policy analyst Clint Watts said, “We see what is going on inside Ukraine now. The next layer is really Germany, France and the U.K., the backbone of NATO. They’re the ones that have to bring a lot of these sanctions and suffer greater costs.”
  • MAGA Blows Up Over Trump’s Baffling Endorsement in Tennessee… But It’s Even Worse Than They Think

    02/01/2022 2:46:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 143 replies
    A baffling Trump endorsement in Tennessee has caused quite a stir in MAGA country. If you haven’t been paying close attention to political minutiae lately, Politico has the story: Former President Donald Trump is facing serious backlash from die-hard loyalists over his decision to intervene in a Tennessee House race, with his supporters accusing him of spurning a staunch Republican ally who’s running. Trump on Tuesday evening endorsed Morgan Ortagus, who served as a State Department spokesperson during his administration and is pondering a run for a Middle Tennessee-based congressional district. The announcement has caused a firestorm, with far-right, high-profile...
  • Ron DeSantis just gave his first 2024 speech

    01/12/2022 3:49:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | January 12, 2022 | Chris Cillizza
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is widely being discussed as a potential 2024 candidate for Republicans -- and he's doing little to knock down that chatter. And, his state of the state speech on Tuesday gave us all a preview of how DeSantis would run if he runs. "Florida has become the escape hatch for those chafing under authoritarian, arbitrary and seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions," DeSantis said, adding that Florida was now "the freest state in these United States." DeSantis repeatedly touted his willingness to buck so-called conventional wisdom during his first term -- particularly when it came to dealing...
  • Mike Pompeo tells The Post how he lost 90 pounds in six months

    01/06/2022 11:15:48 AM PST · by thefactor · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/6/2022 | Salena Zito
    America isn’t just seeing less of Mike Pompeo because the Trump administration is no longer in the White House. We are seeing less of the former Secretary of State because there is literally less of him — 90 pounds, to be exact. The former Director of the CIA has faced a lot of challenging situations in his long career, but he hesitates to talk about his weight loss because of a nagging fear he will put all the pounds he lost back on. But, in an exclusive interview with The Post, he revealed how he did it and why.It all...
  • CIA Covered Up Child Sex Crimes for at Least 10 Employees Over the Past 14 Years

    12/03/2021 6:02:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2021 at 7:39pm | Jim Hoft
    The revelations are contained in hundreds of internal agency reports obtained by BuzzFeed News through Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. BUzzfeed reported: Over the past 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has secretly amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children. Though most of these cases were referred to US attorneys for prosecution, only one of the individuals was ever charged with a crime. Prosecutors sent the rest of the cases back to the CIA to handle internally, meaning few faced any consequences beyond the possible loss of their jobs and...
  • OPINION - Nobel Committee refuses to honor Trump and Pompeo’s Abraham Accords

    10/31/2021 2:30:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 30 October 2021 | Michael McKenna
    At the beginning of October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to two journalists — Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov — for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” The committee noted that “they are representatives of all journalists … in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.” Fair enough. It is also fair to point out that it’s possible that part of the reason why the committee gave the award to a couple of reporters was to avoid...
  • Pompeo Disputes What General Milley Testified To Lawmakers: ‘It’s Certain That He Did Not Tell’ Us That

    09/29/2021 5:27:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Sep 29, 2021 | Daily Wire News
    On Wednesday, Mike Pompeo, who served as both CIA Director and Secretary of State during the Trump administration, disputed Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley’s testimony in front of lawmakers this week, saying that Milley’s claims were not accurate. Pompeo made the remarks during an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” with host Megyn Kelly in response to Milley’s claim that he briefed Pompeo, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller about his call with China. Pompeo had the following exchange with Kelly: POMPEO: You know, I think the disconnect here,...