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  • Defeated Rep. Crowley tries easing tensions with Ocasio-Cortez, won't endorse Pelosi

    07/15/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., tried to ease the tensions between himself and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who defeated the 10-term congressman in last month’s primary, after she bashed the incumbent last week for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. “I don't want to take anything away from her win,” Crowley said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “I did not do as I preached. I didn't remind folks of my accomplishments. I just took that for granted I think.” Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday accusing Crowley of purposely staying in the race,...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Strzok explains how anti-Trump dossier made its way from Clinton camp to eager FBI

    07/15/2018 3:22:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The lengths to which the FBI relied on the Hillary Clinton opposition research dossier to investigate her political rival came into sharper focus with the testimony of the lead investigator, FBI agent Peter Strzok. Mr. Strzok told a joint House committee last week that the FBI received from Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr a raft of documents — including sections of the anti-Trump dossier — during the investigation into Russia election interference. The first-time disclosure is significant because it confirms an unusual and continuing channel for collusion accusations that started outside the government with anti-Trump people and reached Mr. Ohr...
  • Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI

    07/15/2018 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 14 July 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Watching FBI agent Peter Strzok battle with Congress, my initial reaction was pure anger. His repeated, arrogant insistence that he had done nothing wrong despite tons of evidence to the contrary convinced me he deserved immediate firing — if not the firing squad. Gradually, though, anger gave way to amazement as Strzok grew increasingly combative and condescending. Given his predicament, the sneering and smirking were stupid, and yet he persisted. Who is this jerk, I wondered, and how in the hell did he get to be a big shot at the FBI? And why are taxpayers still paying for the...
  • "I think the European Union is a foe," Trump says ahead of Putin meeting in Helsinki

    07/15/2018 1:39:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-15-2018 | CBS
    Coming off a contentious NATO summit and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America's closest ally, President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union -- comprising some of America's oldest allies -- when asked to identify his "biggest foe globally right now." "Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they...
  • Pride comes before a fool as Nicola Sturgeon ignores Donald Trump’s visit to lead equality parade

    07/15/2018 1:32:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | July 15, 2018 | Judith Duffy, Hannah Rodger, and Russell Blackstock
    NICOLA STURGEON was one of thousands of Scots on the march yesterday as Donald Trump played golf at Turnberry. The First Minister led the Pride parade in Glasgow in support of LGBT equality while protests against the president’s visit to Scotland took place in Edinburgh and at his two golf resorts. Ms Sturgeon had been named honorary grand marshal for Pride and led 8,000 people through the city centre to a festival at Kelvingrove Park in the West End. After the march she said she had accepted the invitation from Pride before Mr Trump’s visit to Scotland this weekend was...
  • US, North Korea agree to search for remains of 5,300 soldiers

    07/15/2018 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 15, 2018 | Shabtai Gold and Dirk Godder, The Associated Press
    The United States and North Korea have agreed to search for the remains of 5,300 U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War and whose bodies were never recovered, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday. The statement was issued after “the first general officer-level talks” between the two countries since 2009. “Today’s talks were productive and cooperative and resulted in firm commitments,” Pompeo said. Officials will hold further meetings Monday “to coordinate the next steps, including the transfer of remains already collected,” he said. The weekend talks were held in the demilitarized zone between North and...
  • Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson

    07/15/2018 11:29:00 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 27 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | /15/18 | Reuters staff
    Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May’s strategy which he said was killing the “Brexit dream” with self-doubt. “Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time,” Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. May’s government was rattled by the departures of Johnson and her chief Brexit negotiator David Davis just days after she appeared to have gained the...
  • Clinton Involved in Biggest Treason in History – Kevin Shipp

    07/15/2018 11:07:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    usawatchdog.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | greg hunter
    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what Hillary Clinton did with her charity and Uranium One while she was Secretary of State was a crime for the history books. Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton used this to launder money in foreign banks so it wasn’t subject to U.S. laws, congressional subpoenas or FOIA demands for the evidence. This was done to launder this money globally into the Clinton Foundation so the U.S. government could not examine it at all.” Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was the head of the FBI while the Uranium One deal was being done by Clinton...
  • The Latest Casualty In Afghanistan Was A Soldier On His 5th Ranger Deployment

    07/15/2018 10:02:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina. Currently, Army officials are trying to determine what the circumstances are surrounding Celiz’ death, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said on Friday. “I can tell you that sergeant first class was a hero,” he said. Celiz, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, died from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations at a medevac landing zone in the eastern...
  • California Dems endorse progressive challenger over Feinstein

    07/15/2018 9:43:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 07 | Avery Anapol
    The California Democratic Party endorsed progressive candidate Kevin de León for Senate late Saturday in a stunning rebuke of 25-year incumbent and establishment favorite Dianne Feinstein. De León, the state Senate president pro tempore, secured 65 percent of the party’s vote, while just 7 percent voted to endorse Feinstein. A candidate needed 60 percent of the vote to win the endorsement. Twenty-eight percent of the body voted not to endorse any candidate. “Today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de León said in a statement. “Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train 7/15/18 to 7/21/18)

    07/15/2018 9:21:19 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 110 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | July 15, 2018 | DollyCali
    An EXCELLENT Homefront and foreign WEEK Ready to embark on Pres Trump's 6th foreign trip, a nearly 10,000-mile journey with stops in Brussels, London, Scotland and Helsinki. (7/10/18) NATO and more! Arriving in Brussels (7/10/18) Preparing for NATO summit (7/11/18) NATO notes and Pix(7/11/18) The PM social(7/11/18) On to England & stay at Winfield House (7/12/18) The PM and Queen of England greet and entertain the first couple The PM social at Bleinheim Palace hosted by PM May(7/12/18) Melania and Mr. May spend afternoon together while their spouses have a working day at Chequers(7/13/18) At Windsor CastleEngland's Queen meets America's...
  • Pair beheaded girl, 13, after fatally stabbing her grandmother, police say

    07/15/2018 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded last month after watching her grandmother be fatally stabbed in a cemetery, an investigator testified Thursday.The details emerged in a Madison County court during a preliminary hearing for Yoni Aguilar, 26, AL.com reported. Aguilar and Israel Palomino, 34, are charged with two counts each of capital murder in the June slayings of Oralia Mendoza, 49, and her granddaughter, Mariah Lopez.
  • Pirro: Peter Strzok ‘the Personification of the Deep State Itself — Where Fascism Rules’

    07/15/2018 8:25:43 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    During her Saturday opening statement for Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Jeanine Pirro castigated “pompous, arrogant, indignant, sarcastic, smug, condescending, defiant and unapologetic” FBI agent Peter Strzok for his behavior at this week’s congressional hearing. Pirro said Strzok was both the “personification of the righteous left” and the “personification of the deep state.” “Strzok seems to share cardinal Comey’s affectation about being a selfless servant of the people, even though he seems to simultaneously hold us all in contempt,” stated Pirro. “Strzok is also the personification of the deep state itself, where fascism rules, where people in power don’t care about...
  • FISA Abuse: It is the Risk, the Reality, and the Reason…

    07/15/2018 7:44:08 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 23 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/14/18 | sundance
    The prior use of FBI and NSA networks for metadata exploitation and political surveillance is what underlines all of the current activity taking place within the current political battle. Peel all of the layers of investigative schemes, intelligence deception, false and distracting media narratives -including Mueller- and what lies beneath it all is the weaponized use of database-collected material for political surveillance and exploitation.
  • Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ in primaries

    07/15/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Meena Venkataramanan, Adia Robinson, Roey Hadar
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.” After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Joseph Crowley in an upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, candidates across the country are looking to her for inspiration. ABC News spoke with a few of them about their visions for the upcoming primary elections and the nation. Abdul El-Sayed Running to be Michigan’s next governor, Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar who’s been endorsed by Justice Democrats, a progressive advocacy group, Our Revolution,...
  • Ranked: The top 15 possible Democratic presidential candidates for 2020

    07/15/2018 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/15/18 | Aaron Blake
    We're now just four months, practically speaking, from the effective launch of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season. As soon as the 2018 midterm election is in the books — win or lose — you'll probably see a handful of the dozens of prospective candidates making moves or even launching campaigns to challenge President Donald Trump. Each quarter, the Washington Post handicaps potential candidates. Here is its latest ranking of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020: Worth watching: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov....
  • Rosenstein not smiling anymore after House Republican’s spotted with his impeachment docs

    07/15/2018 6:09:46 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 105 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | 7/14./2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Two House Republicans are seeking to file impeachment documents against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as early as Monday, according to Capitol Hill sources who spoke with Politico. .... Listen to Jordan examine Rosenstein [Why are you keeping information from Congress. I have provided Congress with all appropriate information...Why did you redact the name of Judge Contreras"]
  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn't Targeting Midterms Like 2016

    07/15/2018 4:56:11 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 23 replies
    time.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Geoff Mulvihill
    (PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that don’t get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russia’s attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest.
  • Scott Adams says Trump critics may scare him to vote: 'They're coming for you next'

    07/15/2018 12:16:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Author: 'The left has made it clear that this is personal now' Author and “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams says President Trump’s critics may scare him into the voting booth this year. The author of “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter” took to social media on Sunday to discuss why he might vote for the first time. The reason: Democrats are “coming for you next” if Republicans lose control of Congress. “The left has made it clear that this is personal now,” Mr. Adams told his large fan base on YouTube. “This is citizen to citizen. Probably...