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  • Senate panel overwhelmingly approves amendment blocking Trump on ZTE

    05/22/2018 12:27:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Harper Reidig
    A Senate panel on Tuesday rebuked President Trump's efforts to ease sanctions on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, which the intelligence community and trade regulators have warned poses a national security risk for the U.S. The Senate Banking Committee approved an amendment in an overwhelming and bipartisan 23-2 vote that would block Trump from easing sanctions on ZTE without first certifying to Congress that the company is complying with U.S. law. The move comes the same day The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration and China are closing in on a deal to ease off ZTE in exchange...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 21-25,2018

    05/21/2018 2:35:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 21, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Putin May Be Attempting to Influence Blaze Readers, New York Times

    02/22/2016 8:50:33 AM PST · by richardtavor · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    The New York Times released an explosive article on Tuesday detailing how hundreds, if not thousands, of online “trolls” are paid to post pro-Kremlin propaganda across the Internet. One of their targeted sites, according to the report? The trolls are organized by a group called the Internet Research Agency, and one former employee said she worked 12-hour days and had explicit instructions to create five political posts, 10 nonpolitical posts and 150 to 200 comments on the posts of those she worked with each shift. If you were to click on her accounts, she would appear like a normal...
  • Connecticut labeled untruthful for hiding $10 billion in retiree healthcare costs

    05/20/2018 10:03:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy. ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    Connecticuts official balance sheets will be noticeably worse next year due to changes in how the state reports its retiree healthcare liabilities... Truth in Accounting issued Connecticut a failing grade based on its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and said the state is hiding $10.4 billion in retiree healthcare debt. Connecticuts financial condition is not only concerning, but also misleading as government officials failed to disclose significant amounts of retirement debt on the states balance sheet, the report says. As a result, residents and taxpayers have been presented with an inaccurate and untruthful accounting of the state governments finances. According...
  • Krugman Cries Treason After Stefan Halper Outed As FBI Infiltrator, There's Just One Problem...

    05/20/2018 6:03:38 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fridays outing of longtime CIA and MI6 asset Stefan Halper as an FBI asset sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign has social media abuzz today. Reactions have ranged from celebration to outrage, with little inbetween. To recap, after two weeks of hunting for a mole in the Trump campaign, the New York Times and Washington Post both printed incredibly detailed descriptions of Halper withholding all but his name, solidly corroborating a March report by the Daily Callers Chuck Ross about Halpers meetings with the Trump aides. Neither publication give Ross credit, of course. Somehow several anti-Trump intellectuals got their...
  • Schumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line'

    05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 May 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday said Republican lawmakers efforts to uncover the identity of an FBI informant in order to obstruct special counsel Robert Muellers investigation comes close to "crossing a legal line." Schumer was tweeting his support of a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner (Va.), who warned Republican lawmakers against exposing the identity of the informant who gave investigators information about possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Warner said in a separate Twitter thread on Friday, "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members...
  • Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing lega

    05/20/2018 11:14:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 5/19/17 | Laura Barrn-Lpez
    Full title.....Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing legal line....... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Saturday warned Republicans that their efforts to uncover the identity of a secret FBI source in a possible attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nearing a legal line. Schumer tweeted support of Sen. Mark Warner's, D-Va., statement cautioning Republicans to stop pressing the Justice Department for more information about a source that is presumed to have helped the FBI and Mueller's probe into potential Trump campaign dealings with Russia. "@MarkWarners statement here...
  • The FBI didnt use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously perhaps too cautiously to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Post-Schneiderman: The Perfect Storm for a GOP Victory in New Yorks AG Race?

    05/19/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 19, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was the leader of the#Resistance legal strategy, focused seemingly more on litigating against President Donald Trumps policies than representing the interest of his state.He was using the job to build a national platform. And why not?Two of the last three Democratic governorsEliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomowere high profile attorneys general, using it as a springboard for bigger ambitions.Schneiderman, after resigning last week in disgrace, will never reach those ambitions. Four women accused him of physical abuse. Schneiderman resigned just hours after the allegations he denied were made.The massive scandal that represents much of what...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Leakers to the New York Times confirmed in a story published on Wednesday that the FBI had run a spy operation on the Trump campaign that involved government informants, secret subpoenas, and possible wiretaps. The story comes ahead of the release of the pending Department of Justice inspector general report on the FBIs actions during the 2016 election, and likely is an attempt by the leakers to paint the FBIs efforts in the most flattering light possible. But the story revealed that the FBI which is supposed to be an apolitical agency was spying on the Trump campaign...
  • A 'Blue Wave' of Moral Restoration (liberal world crumbling down all around them)

    05/17/2018 12:00:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Blow
    President Donald Trumps approval ratings are rising. The Democratic advantage on survey questions about party preference for control of Congress is vanishing. Liberal anxiety about the fate of the midterms is rising. For world leaders, Donald Trump is the representative of America, which remains the planets military and economic powerhouse, and in that way, for now, America is not only too big to fail, it is too big to forsake. Other countries will do whatever it takes to have a successful relationship with the United States, whatever their version of successful means. In the case of Trump, many have...
  • Cynthia Nixon ignites outrage for saying marijuana could be form of reparations

    05/09/2018 7:05:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kenneth Lovett
    Cynthia Nixon took heat Monday from black leaders over her comments that creating a legalized pot industry in New York could serve as a form of reparations in black communities. Nixon on Saturday told Forbes magazine "now that cannabis is exploding as an industry, we have to make sure that those communities that have been harmed and devastated by marijuana arrests get the first shot at this industry." "We (must) prioritize them in terms of licenses. It's a form of reparations." The comments came under fire from some community leaders.
  • Opinion: Cynthia Nixon Can Save the Democrats (From Themselves)

    04/20/2018 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Sarah Leonard
    After Hillary Clintons loss to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanderss strong showing in the primary, many in the Democratic Party are able to read the writing on the wall: They need to move left. But who wants to step in? Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York. In the past two years, Mr. Cuomo - with an eye on national office - has rebranded himself from conservative insider to left-wing populist. Last year, he even held a news conference with Mr. Sanders to announce a free college plan. The truth is, the governor wears his new identity like a cheap...
  • New York Post Editorial: Blood is on Hamas hands, not Trumps

    05/15/2018 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Amidst the screaming headlines about massacre and war crimes and unsettling pictures of Arab casualties, keep in mind the central question: When is it the right time to do the right thing? Thats the question President Trump faced when considering whether to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. His three predecessors had used a loophole in the 1995 law requiring the move to give a consistent and increasingly cynical answer of, Not now, maybe later. That dodge lasted 22 years, until Trump cut through the nonsense last December with a statement of resounding moral clarity. Now, he said, is the...
  • 10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 11 replies ^ | May 17, 2018 | By Mollie Hemingway
    It's reasonable to assume that much of the new information in the New York Times report relates to leakers' fears about information that will be coming out in the inspector general report. 1. FBI Officials Admit They Spied On Trump Campaign This is a stunning admission for those Americans worried that federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies might use their powers to surveil, leak against, and target Americans simply for their political views or affiliations. As Sean Davis wrote, The most amazing aspect about this article is how blas it is about the fact that the Obama admin was actively...
  • Schneiderman uses apartment worker, neighbor to hide from media

    05/10/2018 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Caroline Spivack, Bruce Golding
    Eric Schneiderman had a paint-spattered maintenance worker at his swank Upper West Side apartment building run interference Thursday morning as he scurried into a waiting SUV. The longtime employee, who gave his name as Henry, told The Post he was working inside near the service entrance when the disgraced ex-attorney general begged him for help. Henry, will you walk in front of me because the press are out there waiting for me? Henry recalled Schneiderman saying.
  • Roseanne Rebuffs ABC Bosses and Promises a Braver, More Politically Timely Show than Ever

    05/17/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Roseanne Barr rebuffed her bosses at ABC Entertainment on Tuesday during the fall upfront presentations, promising that the next season of her hit sitcom Roseanne will be even braver and politically timely than the last. Dont worry, #Roseanne show fans-next season will be even braver/funnier/timely than this season, despite what anyone mistakenly says. Barrs comments come after ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey claimed the shows next season would be less political. I think that theyre going to stay on the path that they were on towards the end of last season, which is away from politics and towards family,...
  • Samantha Bee to Eric Schneiderman (her superhero last November): **** you!

    05/16/2018 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Bruce Golding
    **SNIP** In the opening monologue on the latest episode of her weekly cable program, Full Frontal, Bee went on a coarse tirade that called the domestic abuse allegations against Schneiderman especially infuriating, given his supposed woke bae-ness. Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about, but just kidding, its not complicated. Fk you, Eric Schneiderman! she said, to cheers and applause from the audience. No, no, let me say it louder, Bee interrupted, before repeating the insult with audio reverb added.