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  • Deranged Media Claim Red-Haired White House Staffer Is A Russian Spy

    07/17/2018 9:48:47 AM PDT · by detective
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2018 | Bre Payton
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, members of the media mistook a Trump administration staffer for a Russian spy. Emily Singer, a senior political reporter for Mic, tweeted out a photo from inside the White House and claimed that Maria Butina, who was charged Monday for conspiring against the U.S. as a secret Russian agent, was among a gaggle of staffers inside the Oval Office. She later realized her mistake and deleted the tweet, but only after it went viral.
  • A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

    07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool
    A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists. The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications. “We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research...
  • Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

    07/17/2018 9:31:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politifact ^ | 07/17/2018 | Jon Greenberg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a novel idea to advance the Russia investigation during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to his country, Putin said, if Russian investigators were allowed to go the United States to dig into alleged tax evasion by American-born financier Bill Browder and his associates. "Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 billion dollars in Russia," Putin said through a translator. "They never paid any taxes." Putin continued. "They sent a huge amount of money, over 400 million, as a contribution to the...
  • Stephen F. Cohen on Helsinki Summit: Media Held A "Kangaroo Court" And Found Trump Guilty

    07/17/2018 9:21:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/17/2018 | Tim Hains
    NYU Russia expert Stephen F. Cohen and FNC's Tucker Carlson discuss the president's meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and calls of "treason" from Democrats and Intel officials. TUCKER CARLSON, FNC: Assess, if you would, the reaction today to this press conference and to the summit between Putin and Trump/ STEPHEN F. COHEN: The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people is like mob violence. I've never seen anything like it in my life. This is the president of the United States, doing what every other president before him, since FDR in 1943...
  • AP Lie Goes Around The World — Truth Still Lacing Up Boots

    07/17/2018 9:16:37 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 4 replies
    The AP recently put out a story that is in effect and intent, a lie. It was published July 6 under the more-than-misleading headline: “AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” As intended, it looks bad. But in reality, it is open flimflam based on the contents of the story itself. Yet it’s tentacles are spreading as others are now picking up the fraudulent narrative and re-spreading it. As we reported last week, there is not one data point in the story supporting the headline, just some unsubstantiated comments from immigration lawyers plus a few anecdotes. In the big...
  • IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED

    07/17/2018 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak, Investigative Reporter
    IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote,“We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening...
  • Russian Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost security cooperation with US

    07/17/2018 8:39:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Max Greenwood
    <p>Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it stands ready to step up cooperation with the U.S. on international security matters outlined by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit on Monday.</p> <p>"The Russian Defense Ministry is ready for practical implementation of the agreements in the sphere of international security reached by Russian and U.S. Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at their Monday’s summit in Helsinki," Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry said, according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS.</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez on campaigning with Sanders: Progressive policies 'can win across the country'

    07/17/2018 8:32:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that she believes progressive policies “can win across the country” as she prepares to campaign in red-state Kansas with possible 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders told The Washington Post on Friday that the two progressive figures would travel to Kansas to campaign for congressional candidates James Thompson and Brent Welder. “The political revolution is alive and well in Kansas,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the release officially announcing the trip. “[Welder and Thompson] have committed the organizing power to show that if Democrats run on a clear, committed platform for working class Americans, while...
  • Schumer outlines 5-step plan to stand up to Russia

    07/17/2018 8:31:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Axios ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Caitlin Owens, Marisa Fernandez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin holds damaging information over President Trump, and has outlined five ways the GOP-held Congress should respond to Russia's election meddling and Monday's bizarre Trump-Putin press conference. Between the lines: Republicans are calling all of the shots when it comes to introducing legislation or subpoenaing information from the administration. Schumer's ask of the GOP: Increase sanctions against Russia. Demand that the president's national security team that accompanied him to the Russia summit testify before Congress about what happened. End all attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and Special...
  • Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks’ Howard Schultz

    07/17/2018 8:26:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kr
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz — who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat — recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, “convened by” Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • I'm Bill Browder. Here's Putin's Biggest Mistake When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

    07/17/2018 8:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Yahoo via TIME ^ | 07/17/2018 | Bill Browder
    I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew something was going on. I quickly discovered that Putin had mentioned me by name. No journalist had asked about me. He just brought me up out of the blue. Putin offered to allow American investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents just indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for allowing Russians to have access to me and those close to me. This is no idle threat. For the last ten years, I’ve been trying to...
  • Woo hoo!! Please don't forget about our FReepathon. Let's keep it going!! (Thread XVII)

    The seditious deep state is getting desperate and more and more brazen every day!! Lot's of news coming out daily about taking down our president any way they can. By military coup or whatever. Trump campaigned BIGLY on the need to drain the swamp. And the swamp has targeted him and has been fighting like cornered rats ever since. Drain the swamp, baby!! But please don't forget about our FReepathon. We're gonna need FR now more than ever!! Let's keep it going!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We...
  • How Trump Can Lower Drug Prices

    07/17/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Steve Moore
    One of Donald Trump's more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices. Of course, the entire concept of drug prices' being "too high" is subjective. Drugs are too expensive ... compared with what? Certainly not compared with not having the drugs available at all. If you suffer from the intense pain of migraine headaches or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, how much would you pay for a drug to help you? I have friends...
  • Deep State Determined to Undermine Trump Using Mueller Indictments

    07/17/2018 8:15:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Ron Paul
    The term “deep state” has been so over-used in the past few years that it may seem meaningless. It has become standard practice to label one’s political adversaries as representing the “deep state” as a way of avoiding the defense of one’s positions. President Trump has often blamed the “deep state” for his political troubles. Trump supporters have created big conspiracies involving the “deep state” to explain why the president places neocons in key positions or fails to fulfill his campaign promises. But the “deep state” is no vast and secret conspiracy theory. The deep state is real, it operates...
  • With Putnam-DeSantis race ‘closing,’ danger lurks for GOP, Chamber’s political guru says

    07/17/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet
    Marian Johnson says if DeSantis is the GOP's nominee, it could be curtains for party in November. Marian Johnson has tracked political trends in Florida for a long time. The senior vice president for political strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce says the Republican race for governor between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis is so volatile it could go either way, and could wreck the GOP come November. "The tide is going right now in Mr. DeSantis' way," Johnson told leaders of Floridians for Better Transportation in St. Petersburg Monday. She said the latest polling data she has seen...
  • Immigrants Change Cultures -- Whether New Yorkers in Florida or Latinos in America

    07/17/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants -- those here legally or illegally -- is "America is a nation of immigrants."The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people -- which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," the most widely used American history text in high schools...
  • John Brennan Misses Communist Russia

    07/17/2018 8:07:52 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 24 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 7/17/18 | George Neumayr
    John Brennan’s anti-Trump tweets grow more and more maniacal. His latest tweet holds that Donald Trump’s Russian diplomacy in Helsinki “rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.” That tells people all they need to know about the unseriousness of the left’s impeachment drive, not to mention exposing once again the demented malice behind the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign. The unhinged criticism is also hilariously rich, given that John Brennan, who supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party, meets the textbook definition of a useful idiot for the Russians....
  • Boomer Longs For Glory Days When America, Russia Nearly Blew Up Entire World (Babylon Bee humor)

    07/17/2018 8:06:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 6 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | July 16, 2018 | Babylon Bee
    CAPE CORAL, FL—After watching news coverage of a summit held between United States president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, local baby boomer Hank Valentino began to reminisce about the “glory days” when the two nations very nearly destroyed the entire world with nuclear weapons. The man was reportedly disappointed that the summit failed to result in a declaration of war between the two countries. “Back in my day, we threatened to nuke each other into glowing ashes almost constantly, and you know what? We liked it,” he said. “In every movie you watched, the U.S.S.R. was the enemy,...
  • Paranoia May Destroy Ya’ – The Collective Response From the Co-Conspirators…

    07/17/2018 7:52:02 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/17/2017 | sundance
    At first glance saying: yesterday was a very good day, might sound like spin. However, for those who have been frustrated about the lack of righteous push-back from the executive office; the attacks from the former “spygate” co-conspirators might be just what is needed to trigger President Trump to declassify the underlying material. Consider the tweets from James Comey (former FBI), John Brennan (former CIA), Sally Yates (former DOJ), and statement from Ash Carter (former DoD).
  • Prof. Walter Williams: Shooting Ourselves in the Foot -- Here's a Better Alternative to Tariffs

    07/17/2018 7:50:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/17/2018 | Walter Williams
    The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of cheddar sells for $3.64. Canadians pay $3.99 for a 1-pound container of yogurt. In Washington, D.C., you can get nearly twice as much yogurt for a little over $4. It's clear that the Canadian government's tariffs screw its citizens by forcing them to pay higher prices for dairy products. What should the U.S. response be...