News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 28 05 2016 12:05:00 GMT Thu, 28 05 2016 12:05:00 GMT Why Does Putin Own Everything? Wed, 27 58 2016 11:58:52 GMT 373a9b4eacf325d8bd8c3117eb011045cc5bc501 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Wed, 27 58 2016 11:58:52 GMT The trending meme of the last 48 hours as Cher charmingly put it is whether "Trump a ‘f'''ing traitor’" The reasons for the accusation sound plausible enough. Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post warns that Vladimir Putin is hijacking the US presidential election and Donald Trump may be his agent. "There is ample circumstantial evidence that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential election in order to boost Donald Trump, who not only displays reverence for Russian President Vladimir Putin but also has advocated policies that would pay big dividends for Moscow (e.g. backing away from NATO, letting Russia and Iran Congressman: Illegal Border Crosser ´Kind of Person I´d Like to Have´ in America Wed, 27 21 2016 11:21:55 GMT cbd40baa98c0380e73d9b99152ccca4543591fc3 PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 21 2016 11:21:55 GMT PHILADELPHIA '' An individual who crosses the border illegally into the United States is the kind of person Americans should want in the country because of their "strength" and "will," Rep. Mike Honda (D'Calif.) told PJM. Honda was asked for his response to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who said illegal immigrants broke federal law after crossing the border and should be sent back to their home countries. "We break a lot of laws in this country, you know, like selling firearms that shouldn´t be sold and get sent on the other side of the border to be used nefariously. Media Follow Clinton Script on Trump, Russian Hackers, Hillary Emails Wed, 27 16 2016 11:16:52 GMT fde8c51dd4e7e78ed103f822e354d66821748b49 Breitbart Presidential Race, by Joel B. Pollak Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 16 2016 11:16:52 GMT PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — The reason Donald Trump’s comments Wednesday morning about Russian hackers and Hillary Clinton’s missing emails have become such a big deal is that the mainstream media were told today to make them so. To be precise: Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told the morning press briefing at the Democratic National Convention that the main theme of the day, and especially the evening speeches, would be to contrast Clinton and Trump on national security. The message: Donald Trump is unfit to be commander'in'chief. As I noted from the briefing at the time: (Tweet) Then, Trump held an Exclusive: How Hillary Clinton Mainstreamed Al'Qaeda Fundraiser Abdurahman Alamoudi Wed, 27 16 2016 11:16:33 GMT 44b11c6cfc1a44728048f89da0abcaae2a105cc6 PJ Media, by Patrick Poole Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 16 2016 11:16:33 GMT Right now, prisoner #47042'083, Abdurahman Alamoudi, sits in his cell in a federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky. It´s a long way down from being one of Hillary Clinton´s favorite colleagues. Alamoudi organized White House events during the Bill Clinton administration. Under Hillary´s supervision, he held official positions: Alamoudi was strategically placed at the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department. That is, until he was arrested and convicted in a bizarre Libyan intelligence/al'Qaeda assassination plot to kill the Saudi crown prince. Later, he was identified by the Treasury Department as an Al'Qaeda fundraiser who had operated inside the United Hillary cured Bill’s hesitancy to touch, and the rest is randy history Wed, 27 07 2016 11:07:48 GMT 64ffd362e740b06f4177c0bc164dfce9dd33f991 Washington Times, by Charles Hurt Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 07 2016 11:07:48 GMT PHILADELPHIA — He might be long in the tooth, sallow in the face and his finger wag might have a bit more of an uncontrolled tremble to it, but boy does Bill Clinton still have that old drive. With a bleary twinkle in his eye, the former president and world’s most dangerous minder of young White House interns still gets lusty just thinking about chasing skirt. “First time I saw her, we were, appropriately enough, in class,” he rasped Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. I half expected the band to kick up a version of “Centerfold” by J. Geils Clinton campaign to argue Donald Trump ‘unfit’ to be commander in chief Wed, 27 54 2016 10:54:32 GMT 63230c8d90222189a2cc7eba0142b830f89d770b McClatchy (DC), by Lesley Clark Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 54 2016 10:54:32 GMT PHILADELPHIA 'Hillary Clinton’s campaign will position her Wednesday night as prepared to be the nation’s commander'in'chief, contrasting her with what it’s calling a “temperamentally unfit” Donald Trump. The focus on national security comes as Republicans have criticized the Democrats for treading light on terrorism threats and national security in the four'day convention that opened Monday. Speakers on Wednesday will include former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and veterans who will contrast Clinton’s experience and qualifications with Trump’s “unsteady, unfit and dangerous approach,” Clinton campaign manager John Podesta said. The convention will also focus on Clinton’s push for stricter gun control, featuring Hungary taunts Merkel over terror and says ´our problem is not in Mecca, but in Brussels´ Wed, 27 51 2016 10:51:33 GMT c4114fce255a621de62e82d8588b58b446387c46 Daily Express [UK], by Nick Gutteridge Posted By: Attercliffe- Wed, 27 51 2016 10:51:33 GMT In an astonishingly savage tirade the country’s leader Viktor Orban described the EU elite as serial “failures” and openly goaded struggling western European nations, describing them as “stagnated and incapable of change”. The hardline Prime Minister called for a radical overhaul of the European project, decrying the growing loss of sovereignty to Brussels as a disaster and “one of the greatest threats in Europe today”. And he issued a stunning rebuke to Mrs Merkel on migration, blaming recent terror attacks on the mas influx of refugees and saying Hungary no longer looked up to its near neighbour as a paragon of ´My heart is sickened´: Ronald Reagan´s daughter Patti Davis condemns decision to release her father´s would'be assassin after 35 years in a mental hospital Wed, 27 47 2016 10:47:43 GMT 2332234315abecbc3ccadf58d184d7264f40c213 Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Ashley Collman Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 47 2016 10:47:43 GMT President Ronald Reagan´s daughter is criticizing a judge´s decision to allow the release of John Hinckley Jr. from the psychiatric hospital where he´s been confined for more than 35 years since the attempted assassination. Patti Davis says in a lengthy statement on her website that she will ´forever be haunted´ by the day her father almost died in 1981. Davis says she believes in forgiveness. But she says forgiving someone doesn´t mean letting them ´loose in Virginia to pursue whatever dark agendas they may still hold dear.´ Davis also says she´s not surprised by the decision, but says her ´heart Hillary Clinton: Nominated for president, but not for the front page Wed, 27 44 2016 10:44:46 GMT fbf5370a63c25b4d342dc4ce7b2e530057485be9 BBC [UK], by Jessica Lussenhop Posted By: Attercliffe- Wed, 27 44 2016 10:44:46 GMT Hillary Clinton just became the first woman in US history nominated for president by a major party. So why is her husband on the front page of so many newspapers? Instead of pictures of Hillary Clinton, many newspapers across the country chose instead to feature large photos of her husband, former president Bill Clinton, or even her onetime rival for the nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. It did not take long for dismay to be registered online. "YOU HAD ONE JOB," tweeted Eric Haywood, with an image of the Chicago Tribune´s headline: "Clinton claims nomination" with a large photo of Bill instead Clinton, Kaine face flip'flop questions after nomination Wed, 27 41 2016 10:41:10 GMT a6705d689e96af43a98fd0e6333ca22304f3c1cf Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 41 2016 10:41:10 GMT PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton hasn´t been the Democratic nominee for even a day, and already the party´s newly anointed 2016 ticket is facing questions over flip'flopping on key issues – immediately drawing fire from Donald Trump, who accused Clinton of betraying her supporters. Clinton and vice presidential pick Sen. Tim Kaine, D'Va., grappled with claims of flip'flopping on both the controversial Trans'Pacific Partnership trade pact and federal funding of abortion. Longtime Clinton ally and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told Politico late Tuesday that he believes Clinton will ultimately support the TPP, with some tweaks. When asked if Clinton would come Now hold your own press conference Hillary says Trump in bid to shame her 235 day silence Wed, 27 36 2016 10:36:59 GMT 76dd76dd85b7c97b39ab5324144b38930f511f85 Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab Posted By: Attercliffe- Wed, 27 36 2016 10:36:59 GMT Donald Trump bookended his press conference today in Florida by reminding reporters that Hillary Clinton hadn´t taken their questions this calendar year. ´So it´s been 235 days since ´crooked´ Hillary Clinton has had a press conference,´ Trump reminded the press as he began. ´I think it´s time for Hillary Clinton to do a news conference because it´s almost a year now and it will be interesting to see how she does,´ Trump said as he left the stage. The Republican takes questions from the press every few weeks and today did some Q&A for 57 minutes. ´So, you know, I The Democrats just fell for Trump´s Russian email'hack bait Wed, 27 29 2016 10:29:45 GMT 901f053095f27a697acbfa8cdc2e36a01c512846 CNBC, by Jake Novak Posted By: Pete Stone- Wed, 27 29 2016 10:29:45 GMT Grand Theft Convention. No, that´s not a new video game. But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats and Hillary Clinton are helping him do it! During about an hour'long news conference earlier Wednesday, Trump was asked repeatedly about allegations that the Russian government is behind the hacked and leaked Democratic National Committee´s emails that embarrassed the party on the eve of their national convention in Philadelphia. Trump quickly pivoted to also discussing Clinton´s private email'server controversy and the 30,000'plus emails the former German armed police smash their way into mosque and raid homes of group accused of radicalising Muslims and grooming them for jihad Wed, 27 27 2016 10:27:07 GMT 6c49c7e87c18371ab25765c8c279eaf1102c4c2e Daily Mail [UK], by Imogen Calderwood Posted By: Attercliffe- Wed, 27 27 2016 10:27:07 GMT Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany. Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German'speaking Islamic group DIK were searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled ´the hatred of infidels´, according to German media. The raid on Wednesday night involved up to 400 volunteer staff, as well as a Rep. Ellison: ‘Situation With These Guns…Not Unlike Climate Change’ Not Unlike ‘Banning Tobacco’ Wed, 27 17 2016 10:17:49 GMT e66e6d08ba90d06ce640cce4dc66b695fb8a6152 Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 17 2016 10:17:49 GMT Rep. Keith Ellison (D'Minn.) says the situation with gun sales is “not unlike climate change, it’s not unlike banning tobacco – restriction.” “We’ve got to understand this situation with these guns is not unlike climate change, it’s not unlike banning tobacco – restriction,” Ellison said on the Breaking Through program on We Act Radio last week. “It’s not unlike trying to restrict lead. Big industry making money off a particular activity that’s harmful to the public and they lie about it so they can preserve their profits and they spread campaign donations around to loyal members of Congress that will protect their Pope Francis: ‘This Is War’— But Not ‘a War of Religion’ Wed, 27 08 2016 10:08:43 GMT 7fa4464402c1ecfa897e8a946047cffce0fcb68b Cybercast News Service, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 08 2016 10:08:43 GMT Pope Francis told reporters today on board his plane flying from Rome to Krakow, Poland, to attend the 31st World Youth Day that the world is at war. “This is war,” said the pope. According to the transcript of the pope’s onboard remarks released by the Vatican, the pope went on to say: “When I speak of war, I speak of real war, not of a war of religion, no. There is war for interests, there is war for money, there is war for the resources of nature, there is war for the domination of peoples: this is war. Someone may think: Trump: Obama is ´the most ignorant president´ in history Wed, 27 53 2016 09:53:46 GMT 6372c349d1ac7a25d70f992e93d631b244316b30 Politico, by Louis Nelson Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 53 2016 09:53:46 GMT President Barack Obama “has been the most ignorant president in our history,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Obama characterized a possible Trump presidency as “scary” in a pre'taped interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie that aired Wednesday morning. In response, Trump attacked the president and all those who suggest that his foreign policy chops are not up to snuff. "I think president Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history. His views of the world as he says don´t jibe and the world is a mess,” Trump told reporters at a press conference in Florida. “He has #NeverTrump Agonistes: Hapless Erickson Now Slick Willy Fanboy Wed, 27 21 2016 09:21:56 GMT 691be92e63160be454f08086cce1be75b94c61ea Breitbart Presidential Race, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 21 2016 09:21:56 GMT Editor’s Note: Erick Erickson gushed over Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, which was universally panned. The party of family values has just nominated a man on his third wife with numerous affairs and they are pitting him against a woman whose husband routinely cheated on her, but they kept their marriage together. Republicans are prone to cast aspersions on the Clinton marriage. “They did it for power” or “she stuck to him for her own benefit” are the most common ones. But in a day and age where marriages crumble and kids wind up Media won´t ask Chelsea Clinton about her father´s treatment of women Wed, 27 18 2016 09:18:48 GMT 4958b1c498176fb9e4f612d99343bb5b1819690e Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 18 2016 09:18:48 GMT PHILADELPHIA — Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is constantly asked about her father´s treatment of and statements about women. The same cannot be said of Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Ivanka has been grilled by CBS, criticized by the Atlantic and asked by many more outlets to defend her father. On Wednesday, CBS published an article about Chelsea calling on Ivanka to ask her father about equal pay. Here´s an article you won´t see from the mainstream media: Chelsea Clinton being asked to defend her father´s treatment Putin May Have Plans for Both Trump and Hillary Wed, 27 11 2016 09:11:54 GMT 7e9a7815077c0da7bb9587347d01f29b9958f18c Weekly Standard, by James W. Ceaser Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 11 2016 09:11:54 GMT It is a fact well known to every student of the Constitution that the Framers´ fourth national institution—the presidential selection system—never functioned as intended. Yet the 2016 presidential election keeps bringing the Framers´ concerns to the forefront, as we lose control of every item on their check list, from insuring that the office would be "filled by characters pre'eminent for ability and virtue," to blocking demagogues who possess "talents for low intrigue," to avoiding "corruption´ and "tumult and disorder." And as of today, we can add perhaps the gravest of their worries: the possibility that "foreign powers [will] gain an Clinton practically handed her email password to the Russians Wed, 27 07 2016 09:07:51 GMT 89d858e810abfa6c0818973353c98958a75290ee New York Post, by John Crudele Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 07 2016 09:07:51 GMT The Russians didn’t hack into Hillary Clinton’s private e'mail server, as others have reported, according to a very reliable source of mine who has connections with US intelligence agencies. They didn’t have to. Clinton was so careless when using her BlackBerry that the Russians stole her password. All Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gang had to do was log into Clinton’s account and read whatever they wanted. They had to be laughing their butts off. So you can add the Russians to the list of people who know bad and personal things about Clinton that the Democrats will wish remain hidden. Hillary Clinton Just Threw Donald Trump Into The Briar Patch Wed, 27 03 2016 09:03:43 GMT 5f3bcc0f9569797ca22abedb44a8431dda9218bf National Review, by Dan McLaughlin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 27 03 2016 09:03:43 GMT The top story in this morning’s characteristically bizarre hourlong Donald Trump press conference was Trump – somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but with Trump today’s punchline is tomorrow’s policy – saying he “hope[s]” Russia hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails as Secretary of State: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said to a room of TV cameras at Trump National Doral. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press…By the way they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 e-mails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 e-mails that she lost A few blocks from the DNC, tales from the city with the highest poverty rate among major U.S. cities Wed, 27 49 2016 08:49:12 GMT ea65f07ad2dddac1539cc01c8ddda3725def4e6b Philadelphia Inquirer (PA), by Mike Newall Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 49 2016 08:49:12 GMT Richard Henry and Robert Jones took a break Tuesday from their maintenance jobs and sat on a ledge outside the Municipal Services Building to watch the protests that had overtaken the plaza. From a stage, a woman crooned for the cheering crowd a shaky soul song ' an original, it seemed: "Feeeel the Berrrnn." There was a Bernie supporter in a Superman costume and another in Bernie jammies. There was guy bearing a large wooden cross on his shoulder with the message, "Vote 4 Jesus." And there were some "Hillary for Prison" guys who seemed about ready to rumble with a Guthrie Frets to Obama: ‘Trump Has Made it Pretty Personal Against You’ Wed, 27 41 2016 08:41:37 GMT 663890d8dffc31390d64cb2c20859af876ec5b9c NewsBusters, by Kyle Drennen Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 41 2016 08:41:37 GMT After asking President Obama if the prospect of Donald Trump having control of the nuclear codes was “frightening,” in part two of a White House interview aired on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried that Trump was the one launching personal attacks: “Does it feel personal? I mean, Mr. Trump has made it pretty personal against you. I could give you a list, which I guess I probably don´t need to.” Obama used the opportunity to mount his high horse and lecture the GOP: “...we do think that it makes it difficult to run the country. Not just for me, Rudy Giuliani: Hackers could release Hillary Clinton emails before election or extort, threaten her Wed, 27 33 2016 08:33:37 GMT 156f01468e617ba2605cd88c0f56c3ff139a94f9 Washington Times, by David Sherfinski Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 27 33 2016 08:33:37 GMT PHILADELPHIA — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Wednesday predicted that hackers could release incriminating emails from Hillary Clinton before the November election, or extort or threaten Mrs. Clinton if they decide to hang onto them. “I would be surprised … if the Russians haven’t hacked all of Hillary’s emails way back when they were sitting in [a] garage,” Mr. Giuliani said. “That server of hers was less secure than the DNC server that was hacked — considerably less secure.” Mr. Giuliani, speaking at a Republican National Committee event near the Democratic National Convention, was referring to the Putin Named Most'Trusted Russian Official — Poll Wed, 27 25 2016 08:25:38 GMT af1c960ba09d660e5df6f0255ddf25f586d3a886 Moscow Times [Russia], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 25 2016 08:25:38 GMT Russian President Vladimir Putin is continuing to enjoy an approval rating of over 80 percent for the sixth month in a row, a poll by the independent Levada Center revealed Wednesday. While Putin´s rating came in at 82 percent, other institutions fared less favorably. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev received a 55 percent approval rating, and the Russian government got 51 percent. The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, only received an approval rating of 42 percent. Putin was also named as the most'trusted official, named by 53 percent respondents as trustworthy. He was followed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu