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Still Dreaming of Watergate II replies
Posted by abuela10 3/27/2019 6:36:05 AM Post Reply
Of all the asinine and, at times, almost psychotic misstatements about the bone-crushing victory the president has won, the prize goes, with admirable historical symmetry, to John Dean. It was Dean who led the destruction of lawyer-client privilege in the Watergate debacle, and with it, of much of America’s claim to be a society of laws. Having been the corrupt source of many of the most fatuous illegalities in the amateur obstruction put forward by members of President Richard Nixon’s entourage, John Dean was the first rat down the hawser, denouncing his client, employer,
WashPost Fact Cops Still Imply ´No Collusion´ Is a False or Misleading Claim replies
Posted by abuela10 3/28/2019 7:59:23 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller’s report finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government has caused problems for the “fact checkers.” Take the Washington Post “Fact” cops. Their most recent claim is that Trump is guilty of 9,179 “false or misleading claims.” Guess what’s the most repeated claim they have penalty flagged on their database page: Most repeated claims “I can only tell you one thing -- again, that was proven today: no collusion. There´s no collusion. There´s no collusion. And there hasn´t been collusion. And it was all a big hoax, and you know it.
Prominent Democratic lawyer Greg Craig close to being charged in case stemming from Mueller probe replies
Posted by abuela10 3/28/2019 10:05:36 AM Post Reply
Federal prosecutors are close to bringing charges against Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic lawyer and former White House counsel in the Obama administration, in a case that originated with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to people familiar with the matter. The possible charges are connected to false statements Craig allegedly gave to investigators who were looking at the work he performed for Ukraine. Though Mueller´s investigation has ended,
Black Immigrant Wearing MAGA Hat Beaten in Maryland replies
Posted by abuela10 4/17/2019 12:57:00 PM Post Reply
A black immigrant from West Africa was beaten up Saturday by two black men in Germantown, Maryland, because the victim was wearing a red Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat, police say. The victim, Atsu Nable, is a legal immigrant from Togo and he supports President Donald Trump. But the two alleged attackers were apparently incensed by the victim’s Trump hat. According to ABC 7, the man was punched in the head and upper body and his hat taken away from him.
The personal cost of the Trump-Russia investigation replies
Posted by abuela10 4/23/2019 9:59:46 PM Post Reply
Special counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation is over, but the aftereffects of the Trump-Russia affair live on. One such aftereffect is the reluctance of some important figures in the 2016 campaign to speak out, for fear of continued legal entanglements. Take J.D. Gordon, who served as the Trump campaign´s director of national security. Never accused of any wrongdoing, he played a central role in one of the most controversial and least understood episodes of the Trump-Russia matter: the approval of the 2016 GOP platform at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 7:29:10 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party. He made his announcement in a video posted on Twitter, declaring, “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.” “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” Biden said. “Who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
Michael Cohen Talks About Plea Deal, Michael Avenatti, In Secretly Recorded Phone call replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 9:48:10 AM Post Reply
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen walked back parts of his plea deal for financial crimes, while taking shots at fellow disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, in a phone call secretly recorded by comedian Tom Arnold. “Look at what’s happening to Avenatti — it’s called karma boomerang,” Cohen also said in the call, which Arnold recorded March 25, without Cohen’s knowledge. “The guy lied about me every single day, right? And the world loved it.”
Day of Reckoning Is Now Dawning For Democrats replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 2:10:45 PM Post Reply
It is not now clear whether the Democrats’ pathological attachment to the fantasy that they have some chance of destroying the Trump presidency legally is based on continuing hysteria and frenzy, or addiction to continued harassment of the president even as the credibility of doing so plummets, or is an attempt to forestall the investigation and exposure of the malfeasance of the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign in producing the fraud of Trump-Russia collusion.
Peter Schweizer: Unlike Don Jr., Hunter Biden ‘Actually Had Foreign Deals’ replies
Posted by abuela10 5/10/2019 9:18:42 AM Post Reply
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, described the news media and political establishment’s disinterest in Hunter Biden’s business deals with foreign states “stunning.” Schweizer contrasted this disinterest with the treatment of Donald Trump Jr.’s “deal that actually never happened” in the Trump Organization’s contemplated construction of a skyscraper in Moscow, Russia. Schweizer joined Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight for an interview with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
The Truth about Trump´s Economy replies
Posted by abuela10 5/15/2019 12:31:44 AM Post Reply
While Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders dismiss the Trump economy as just benefiting the wealthy, my perspective is quite different. Since I have always resided in or near the inner cities of New York, it is quite obvious that these leaders have no idea what is happening in these neighborhoods. Help Wanted signs are posted in about every small business which no longer has to suffer the Obamacare mandates. Houses are undergoing renovations for the first time in years. The nearby housing project parking lots are filled with brand new vehicles. Restaurants now have packed dining rooms and waiting lists
Joe Biden’s First Mistake replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 8:17:00 AM Post Reply
Vice President Biden is making a mistake, in our view, in trying to run for president on the idea that America is full of deplorables. He’s launched his campaign with a video featuring neo-Nazis marching at Charlottesville. He’s suggesting that President Trump — and his millions of followers — are racists and anti-Semites. That libel backfired on Secretary Clinton. What can Mr. Biden be thinking?
When did Mueller know there was no collusion? replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 12:44:00 PM Post Reply
Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed May 17, 2017. Twenty-two months later, on March 22, 2019, Mueller sent his report to the Justice Department. Some special counsel investigations have taken longer; it is the nature of such probes to drag on and on. But why did Mueller need nearly two years to determine whether the Trump campaign and Russia conspired or coordinated to fix the 2016 election?
Baltimore mayor whereabouts unknown as FBI, IRS raid her office, home replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 12:57:45 PM Post Reply
The days keep getting worse for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. On Thursday, federal agents raided her homes and offices, Maryland’s governor called for her resignation “for the good of the city” and speculation swirled about her whereabouts, as she presumably is still recovering from a bout of pneumonia. The escalating drama played out in Baltimore amid a backdrop of political isolation for the embattled first-term mayor, whose sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” books to a medical system she oversaw and to firms seeking contracts in the city are being investigated by federal and state authorities.
Google knows everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 4:24:57 PM Post Reply
Google knows a lot about you and, if you use Google Maps or other Google apps, it stores a copy of everywhere you go. I recently performed Google’s “Privacy Checkup” to learn a bit more about what it knows about me, and was pretty surprised at the level of detail it had on my exact locations. I picked a random date: April 16, 2019. It knew everywhere I went, including that I took Interstate 95 to our office in northern New Jersey a
Trump Is Entering the Danger Zone replies
Posted by abuela10 4/29/2019 8:04:33 AM Post Reply
The showdown that is brewing between Attorney General William Barr and the House Judiciary Committee poses enormous dangers for President Trump. It might not look that way at first blush. The feud, after all, is ostensibly over the terms under which Mr. Barr is to testify before the House about the report from the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller. It has yet to ripen into a formal impeachment proceeding. Mr. Barr might be able to win this fight.
Michael Cohen’s Last Days of Freedom replies
Posted by abuela10 4/30/2019 7:08:54 AM Post Reply
It takes some time for Michael Cohen to work his way to a table at the grillroom of the Loews Regency Hotel, on Park Avenue. He’s been a regular at the hotel’s famous power breakfasts for more than two decades, and on several recent visits staff members reached out to him for handshakes and bro hugs. These days, the restaurant, with its twenty-seven-dollar pancakes and
Julian Assange’s Chilling Effect replies
Posted by abuela10 5/24/2019 8:25:46 AM Post Reply
America’s indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act had barely been handed up than the press jumped right in with what it sees as the big news — that the case could endanger the press itself. Never mind the military secrets that Mr. Assange may have betrayed in the middle of a war. No, you can bet your last pixel that the story is first about us and the First Amendment. Our eyes, for one, are dry. We’ve spent much of a long newspaper life trying to get people to tell us government secrets. We
Obama's DHS Secretary: FYI, Cages
or Whatever You Want to Call Them,
Weren't Invented by Trump
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Posted by abuela10 7/2/2019 7:43:03 AM Post Reply
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave the left another reality check over the weekend about detention centers on the southern border with Mexico. “Chain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them, were not invented on January 20, 2017, okay?" Johnson said during an interview at the Aspen Institute. Johnson was asked about a photo taken in 2014. It shows the former Secretary touring a border detention facility in Arizona when the unaccompanied minor and family unit crisis actually began.
Boom: NY Post Editorial Torches AOC
Over Her Immigration 'Theatrics'
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Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 7:25:30 AM Post Reply
The New York Post on Tuesday released an editorial completely trashing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for her theatrics over the so-called "concentration camps" at the southern border. The editorial board recounted numerous rhetorical moments AOC carried out (emphasis mine): Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is horrified at what she’s seen on her visit to a holding facility for illegal immigrants — just a week after she voted against emergency funding to improve conditions at what she’d taken to calling “concentration camps.” This after months when Democrats insisted that talk of a border crisis was just a Trump admin
Democratic shakeout: Biden losing altitude,
Harris surging, field dividing,
bottom stuck at bottom
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Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 8:08:32 AM Post Reply
There have now been five national polls since the first Democratic presidential primary debate. Together, the surveys, conducted by ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac, CNN, The Hill/Harris, and Politico/Morning Consult, show the debate has shaken up the race. The field has separated into three clearly definable tiers, all atop a large group at the bottom made up of candidates with virtually no support. Within the first tier -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren -- the leaders' positions are rapidly shifting. Since the debate, only one of the four -- Harris -- is up, while Biden, Sanders, and Warren are down.
George Soros and Charles Koch Have Teamed
Up to Form a Think Tank
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Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 8:11:20 AM Post Reply
Progressive billionaire George Soros and right-leaning billionaire Charles Koch have formed an unusual alliance to advocate for pacifist foreign policy, teaming up to create an anti-war think tank known as The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. According to its website, the Institute “promotes ideas that move U.S. foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace.”
The Ugly Americans of soccer replies
Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 6:44:47 AM Post Reply
In 1958 Eugene Burdick and William Lederer published The Ugly American. The book was written to expose the failure of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Southeast Asia. The American diplomatic corps were boorishly indifferent to local language, customs, and culture. The book caused quite a stir in the waning days of Eisenhower’s administration, and Kennedy used it as springboard to launching the Peace Corps.(snip). A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They are loud and ostentatious."
America under Attack replies
Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 1:46:02 PM Post Reply
America is a providential nation, chosen by God always to be a beacon of freedom and hope. In the freedom and opportunity it offers its citizens and in the example it offers to other nations, America is that "city upon a hill" envisioned by John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By that, he meant that the pilgrim colony in New England, standing proudly as if on a hill, would be a model of goodness and right living for all to see. America is still that city upon a hill, but our future is less certain.
Open Your Eyes. The Planet’s Not Dying
(At Least Not Here in America.)
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Posted by abuela10 7/5/2019 5:35:47 AM Post Reply
In a way, I can’t blame those who grew up in the Cold War for being pessimistic about the future. We lived then in an age of potential nuclear annihilation and Hollywood made sure that we knew about what would happen if it occurred. The studios rolled out film after film of post-apocalyptic dystopian worlds from Planet of the Apes to Soylent Green. These films were usually shot in vast desert areas in foreign countries because the truth is that America is still very, very beautiful.
Megan Rapinoe: My Girlfriend Says ‘They’re
Going to Ask You to Run for President’
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Posted by abuela10 7/12/2019 7:40:02 PM Post Reply
U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday evening that her girlfriend—WNBA and UConn legend Sue Bird—told her that she needs to slow her roll because left-wing activists are “going to ask you to run for president.” While leading the women’s soccer team to its fourth World Cup, Rapinoe emerged as one of the symbols of the anti-Trump resistance by refusing to put her hand over her heart and sing the national anthem.
AOC’s Squad and America May
Change One Another
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Posted by abuela10 7/16/2019 7:59:01 AM Post Reply
A point has yet to be made about the four American socialist Democratic congresswomen whom President Trump is advising to go back to the places they came from. It’s not just that three of them were born in America. It’s that while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Ilhan, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley may change America, the likelihood is that America will change them even more. And it has a way of changing all of us for the better. It’s not that we agree with the Squad’s socialist sentiments. We prefer the kind of pro-growth, laissez-faire capitalism of which Mr. Trump is a tribune.
The Labyrinthine Ways and
Wages of Stefan Halper
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Posted by abuela10 7/16/2019 1:38:33 PM Post Reply
Stefan Halper, the shadowy Cambridge academic who may have helped the FBI spy on the Trump campaign, was paid more than $1 million by a U.S. agency for research papers of dubious value, according to a new government report. But even as it shed new light on Halper’s work, the report left unanswered central questions about his Trump-Russia role and raised new ones about the circuitous winds on which Washington dollars manage to fly out the window. In the months leading up to the 2016 election, Halper famously approached and questioned – sometimes amiably, sometimes aggressively --
Republican support for Trump rises after
racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll
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Posted by abuela10 7/17/2019 7:21:46 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK - Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week.
Zuckerberg’s new cryptocurrency is
absolutely terrifying
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Posted by abuela10 7/18/2019 5:58:08 AM Post Reply
Just when it seems Facebook can’t get more sinister, more Orwellian or more mercenary, it does — announcing its own branded global cryptocurrency. Does this strike anyone else as terrifying? A company that has operated with impunity, under zero federal regulations, whose CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has been called — in a hapless act of political theater — to explain his shadowy practices before Congress, yet has never offered specific correctives to any of his outfit’s failings or overreaches or unintended consequences, mak
Impeachment vote a warning --
to Trump and Pelosi
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Posted by abuela10 7/18/2019 8:16:52 AM Post Reply
The headline of the House vote on a resolution to impeach President Trump was that lawmakers rejected it by an overwhelming 332-95 margin. But the story was something else: 95 Democrats vote to impeach the president, not for any alleged high crime or misdemeanor, but for causing "harm to the society" of the United States. The vote, in other words, showed that 95 Democrats will vote to impeach the president for anything. For them, there is no need to accuse Trump of a high crime or misdemeanor involving Russia, or obstruction of justice, or campaign finance violations, or any other arguably impeachable activity.
Democrats think they've got a slam-dunk
obstruction case against Trump. They don't.
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Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 6:10:45 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday, House Democrats will have a chance to breathe life into the Mueller report. Relatively few Americans have read the 448-page document in which special counsel Robert Mueller concluded the evidence did not establish that the Trump campaign and Russia engaged in a conspiracy or coordination to fix the 2016 election, and also declined to conclude whether or not President Trump obstructed justice. Democrats know the report has failed to capture the public imagination, and they hope bringing Mueller to Capitol Hill for questioning will catch the nation's attention. "Not everybody is reading the book, but people will watch the movie," a House Judiciary Committee official told Politico's Playbook.
Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to
Trump and the Clintons
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Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 6:14:28 AM Post Reply
How did wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein come to be palling around with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump? People who know those involved said Epstein’s connections to two U.S. presidents ran through one bubbly British heiress: Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell, who has denied accusations made in civil suits of aiding and participating in Epstein’s sexual abuse of minors, has been among the financier’s closest associates. Unlike Epstein, she comes from a rarefied background that gave her entrée to the rich and powerful.
Inside the preparations for Mueller’s
history-making testimony
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Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 7:29:49 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller testified more than 60 times on Capitol Hill during his dozen years as FBI director, but none of those hearings packed anywhere near the amount of anticipation, partisan rancor, or political stakes as his appearance promises to on Wednesday. And the former special counsel has relied heavily on one man to help him navigate this Washington landmine — Jonathan Yarowsky. Over four decades as a Beltway attorney, Yarowsky offered impeachment advice to Bill Clinton, and worked for a lawmaker who Richard Nixon once called the “executioner.” He oversaw an unsuccessful push to get a 1990s-era Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint an independent counsel to probe
Tainted alcohol killed 19 people in
Costa Rica last month
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Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 7:32:13 AM Post Reply
At least 19 people in Costa Rica have died after drinking alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol, local officials said Sunday. The Costa Rica Ministry of Health said fourteen men and five women ranging in age from 32 to 72 died in June from what appeared to be methanol poisoning, local outlet the Tico Times reported. They were not immediately identified. The Ministry of Health warned against consuming booze from a number of brands because samples had tested positive for methanol adulteration.
YouTube Star Gamer ‘Ninja’ Thanks
Mom for Choosing Life over Abortion
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Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 8:16:04 AM Post Reply
Star gamer Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins recently expressed to his millions of followers on YouTube and Twitch his gratitude to his mother for choosing life after doctors pressured her to have an abortion when she was pregnant with him. While streaming survival game “Fortnite” in video platform Twitch, Ninja made a surprising revelation to his fans as he celebrated his 28thbirthday in June. Live Action reported on the video from pro-life activist Jason Jones that featured Ninja’s announcement: