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  • British teen: Accessing classified documents was 'kind of easy'

    01/20/2018 2:39:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18
    A 15-year-old British teenager accessed top secret US military reports by impersonating a CIA director. Acting from his Leicestershire home, Kane Gamble posed as CIA Chief John Brennan, gaining access to passwords, personal information, contact lists, security details, and sensitive documents regarding US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gamble's security attacks occurred between June 2015 and February 2016. In them, he targeted Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI Director Mark Giuliano, former US President Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and others. In addition to the security hacks, Gamble also harassed his victims and their families. Impersonating...
  • NYT, AP, Bloomberg, And Legacy Media Blame Dems For Gov’t shutdown

    01/20/2018 8:58:06 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2018 | Chris White
    Many of the country’s top media outfits blamed the Democratic Party for allowing the government to shutdown instead of bridging a budget impasse with Republicans in the Senate.
  • I wasn’t a Trump supporter. I am now.

    01/20/2018 5:46:29 AM PST · by billorites · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2018 | Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
    This may seem like an odd moment for saying so, but a year into the presidency of Donald Trump, I’m elated. Trump was not my first or even second choice for president, but a full two years ago I predicted he would win. I also predicted he’d be a progressive president, which explained why I was not among his supporters and why I am so pleased now. Expecting Progressive Trump was a reasonable assumption. Trump supported the 2009 stimulus, the auto bailouts and the bank bailouts. He’d recently left the Democratic Party and had raised a ton of money for...
  • The Case Against Joe Biden

    01/18/2018 8:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 10, 2018 | Walker Bragman
    He’s running—or so it would seem. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been making the rounds for his American Promise Tour, promoting (among other things) his new memoir, Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, which centers around the death of his son, and his plans for the future. Naturally, the book is a hit. In the last week and a half, Newsweek has run two articles pitching a single-term Biden presidency to restore normalcy to American politics—one by Matthew Cooper titled, “Joe Biden Can Beat Trump in 2020, But Will the Democratic Party Let Him Run?,”...
  • Amazon's $5 billion new HQ will be in one of these cities

    01/18/2018 2:56:07 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 50 replies
    Scope News ^ | 1.18.18 | Chris Agee
    After fielding hundreds of pitches from cities across the U.S., Amazon has whittled the list of prospective homes for its second headquarters down to a relatively short 20. According to a statement this week by the online retail giant, the $5 billion project known as HQ2 will be located in one of the following regions:
  • Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

    01/18/2018 4:16:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/18/18
    When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, which Durbin affirmed. Trump invited the lawmakers to visit with him at noon, the people familiar with the call said. But when they arrived at the Oval Office, the two senators were surprised to find that Trump was far from...
  • President Donald Trump Will Address March for Life, 1st President to Speak Via Live Video Feed

    01/18/2018 12:43:43 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 17, 2018   | Steven Ertelt  
    President Donald Trump will address the March for Life on Friday in live remarks to hundreds of thousands of pro-life people attending the event from across the country. Trump is keeping a tradition alive that’s seen previous presidents taking a pro-life position making similar phone calls to encourage pro-life advocates to continue fighting against abortion. President Trump will become the first president to speak to the March for Life via a live video feed. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George W Bush all addressed the March for Life as well with pro-life remarks. There remarks were typically pre-taped or...
  • Feinstein’s Fusion Flop

    01/11/2018 11:23:24 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 11, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    This week Sen. Dianne Feinstein released the transcript of an August 22, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. The Washington Post said the committee has been probing charges that the Trump campaign “coordinated with the Kremlin,” escalating the issue from mere “collusion.” Readers of the 312-page transcript, available here, might form their own judgments.   Simpson was not under oath but the Fusion GPS founder still brought along attorney Joshua Levy. Simpson gave the names of Fusion partners but they are blacked out. There may be others, but Simpson could not recall their names. 
  • LIVE: Press Secretary Sarah Sanders URGENT White House Press Briefing on Trump Fake News Awards

    01/17/2018 10:01:30 AM PST · by Revel · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-17-18 | Golden State Times
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  • The Media's Year of Trump Hating

    01/17/2018 7:28:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    As we approach the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, it is painfully obvious that our "news" providers are a highly agitated brigade of the "Resistance." A new Media Research Center study finds that from Jan. 20, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC were overwhelmingly hostile in both content and tone. The study, co-authored by Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella, comes with a jarring headline: "2017: The Year the Media Went to War Against a President." It is indisputable that no president in the history of the republic has been visited...
  • The Ground ZOT mosque must be built!!!!

    08/18/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT · by detritus · 1,590 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/10 | Kathleen Parker
    It is hard to imagine that anything has gone unsaid about the so-called Ground Zero mosque, but an important point seems to be missing. The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much. We don't need constitutional protections to be agreeable, after all. This point surpasses even all the obvious reasons for allowing the mosque, principally that there's no law against it. Precluding any such law, we let people worship when and where they please. That it hurts some people's feelings is, well, irrelevant in a nation of laws. And, really, don't we want to...
  • Drones keep entering no-fly zones over Washington, raising security concerns

    01/14/2018 5:43:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 13, 2018 | Michael Laris
    Over a career that has taken him to Afghanistan and Iraq, Col. Patrick Duggan has seen the lethal power of drones. Now, as a base commander in the nation’s capital, he is worried that frequent illegal flights buzzing over Washington could pose a threat. In the middle of a federal no-fly zone for drones, in some of the most sensitive and restricted airspace in the United States, technicians working with Duggan recorded nearly 100 drone sightings over two months last summer. And that was just around two Army posts he oversees. Many of the operators were probably oblivious to the...
  • MSNBC's Rubin Slams GOP Guest As 'Inhumane Beast,' 'Raised by Wolves'

    01/14/2018 2:15:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January, 14, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, as frequent guest Jennifer Rubin was finally being credited as an "MSNBC political analyst," the alleged "conservative" Washington Post columnist demonstrated that she will continue to use her new MSNBC contributor status to deliver liberal analysis as she demonized a Republican guest by asking her if she is an "inhumane beast" who was "raised by wolves." Notably, just a couple of days ago, Rubin declared that she still wishes to be identified as a "conservative" when Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered if he should drop the "conservative" label for her as he admitted that...
  • Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

    01/14/2018 8:15:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2018
    Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave aims to “purge terror” from his country’s southern border. Afrin is controlled by a Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG. Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that has waged a bloody insurgency within its borders. A YPG spokesman in Afrin said clashes erupted after midnight between his unit and Turkish troops near the border with Turkey. Rojhat Roj said the shelling of areas in Afrin district, in Aleppo province, killed one YPG fighter and injured a couple of civilians on...
  • WaPo writer found strategizing with Democrats now exploring new career opportunities

    01/13/2018 11:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back around Thanksgiving time, we looked at some groundbreaking reporting from the Washington Free Beacon where they exposed some less than media-neutral activities by one member of the press. Janell Ross, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was found to have participated in a highly secretive, big dollar fundraising and strategy conference for the Democrats. To be clear, Ross was not there reporting on the conference as part of her job. She wrote no articles about it and the WaPo said they didn’t even know that she had gone. She was a participant in the event, even sitting in...
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Targets McCaskill's Tax Reform Remarks

    01/13/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Democrats have let us know they are not impressed with the good news to come out of the GOP tax reform plan, fully engaged in downplaying at its finest. Major companies have rewarded employees bonuses and salary increases in the aftermath of the Republican tax plan, yet Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the benefits as mere " crumbs " compared to the supposed joy ride corporate America is getting. Other Democrats decided not to cheer the news that Wal-Mart was raising pay and giving out bonuses , instead calling it a "PR stunt." The Washington...
  • Court Order Confirms DNC Fraud Lawsuit Appeal Will Proceed

    01/11/2018 6:46:37 PM PST · by Henry Cavendish · 9 replies
    Disobedient media ^ | 1/10.2018 | Elizabeth Vos
    "Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the DNC Fraud Lawsuit received good news from the 11th Circuit Court of Federal Appeals earlier today. The Becks stated via social media that “After posing two separate jurisdictional questions, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has found jurisdiction sufficient for the case to proceed on appeal."
  • Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP

    01/11/2018 12:17:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 10 January 2018 | bbc
    Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian embassy sits on after a murdered Russian opposition politician. The city council voted to rename the street outside Russia's embassy complex after Boris Nemtsov, who was shot outside the Kremlin in 2015.
  • Joe DiGenova on WMAL Today: "DOJ/FBI Framed an Incoming Prez Cuz They *DIDN'T LIKE* Him..."

    01/08/2018 7:30:57 PM PST · by gaijin · 19 replies
    WMAL Radio, Mornings on the Mall (DC radio) ^ | Jan 8th, 2018 | WMAL Radio, Wash DC
    Joe DiGenova was US Attourney of DC. "The real treason that happened here was by elements of the FBI and DOJ, which conspired to frame an incoming President with false crimes simply because they disliked him."DiGenova speculates that prior to Spring 2018 the DOJ's IG could empanel a grand jury against the DOJ and FBI officials who violated federal law. 10 fantastic minutes of radio no freeper should miss.
  • y ‘Anyone misplace 9 lbs of weed,’ D.C. police asked on Twitter

    01/08/2018 6:31:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/18 | Peter Hermann
    The box from FedEx contained eight vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana, and it left D.C. police with a question they posed on Twitter: “Anyone misplace 9 lbs of weed over the weekend? Feel free to stop by #DCPolice headquarters . . . we’d be happy to chat.” It turned out police were just making a point. They already had a suspect in custody — a 25-year-old named Jacob Greenbaum of Leesburg, Va., charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute. It’s legal to possess marijuana in the District, but only up to two ounces. Greenbaum was arrested Saturday after police said he...