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  • Jason Chaffetz: On Mueller report, hypocritical Dems suddenly embrace transparency they rejected...

    03/23/2019 11:20:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Jason Chaffetz
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his report on Russia’s inference in our 2016 presidential election, Democratic congressional leaders have done something remarkable. In a dramatic flip-flop from their embrace of secrecy during the Obama administration, they now say: “Release the full report.” I never thought I would hear those words cross the lips of the same Democrats who took the polar opposite position when I and other Republicans in Congress made quite reasonable and legitimate requests for information during the term of Democratic President Obama. Yet on Friday, when Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William...
  • When Omar met Erdogan: The unearthed report from their 2017 meeting

    03/23/2019 11:22:53 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | March 19, 2019 | Jordan Schachtel
    About a year and a half ago, on Sept. 18, 2017, a relatively unknown Minnesota state representative flew to New York City to hold a closed-door meeting with the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in town for the 72nd U.N. General Assembly. This meeting of now-Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with Mr. Erdogan, the despotic ruler of Turkey, went almost entirely unreported, as it was not open to the press and Omar was not a high-profile figure. Since then, photos of the meeting surfaced on social media, but it largely appeared that there was no report detailing what...
  • Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

    03/23/2019 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clinton’s nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillary’s candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • Hollywood celebrities champion higher wages for waitresses who say 'no thanks'

    03/23/2019 7:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2019 | Rick Moran
    Several Hollywood celebrities are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the wage difference between hourly employees and tipped workers like waitresses and bartenders. Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are among the more prominent actresses pushing the proposal. But, not suprisingly the waitresses have written a letter to the celebrities, telling them "no thanks." New York Times: Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can make more money from tips and do not need celebrities to help protect them from harassment. Harassment is a real concern, they say, but so...
  • Stephen Moore named to the Fed board -- and Paul Krugman melts down

    03/23/2019 7:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Want to see a left-wing jackass make a fool of himself? Take a gander at Paul Krugman's reaction to economist Stephen Moore's nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors:   Amazing. Moore isn't just a hack, with terrible judgment. He's a hack who has repeatedly shown himself unable even to get basic facts right 1/  There are nine, count 'em, nine Krugman tweets and retweets on the topic of Moore taking his place as one of seven on the Fed's Board of Governors. Krugman is having a cow. He can't seem to think of anything else.   Obviously, Moore's nomination is affecting...
  • Journalism Dies in Self-Importance: Today’s media embrace the darkness of their own biases.

    03/23/2019 7:11:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | March 22, 2019 | Lance Morrow
    I suppose it’s true that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as the Washington Post’s slogan says. But journalism may also die, by morphing into forms that can no longer be described as journalism. Journalism may come to mean a crooked scandal sheet, or high-minded propaganda. Sometimes squalor and self-righteousness are equally disreputable. The Post’s apothegm, somehow off-kilter, with its alliteration and self-importance, was a purposeful bit of branding, designed to claim high ground and to poke a thumb in President Trump’s eye every morning. Such partisan intent detracts from the slogan’s claim to universality. The self-serving implication—the notion that, against the...
  • Bloomberg Mocks Biden, O’Rourke — Joe Apologized For ‘Being Male,’ Beto ‘Apologized For Being Born’

    03/23/2019 9:19:59 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart | 3-23-2019 | Pam Key
    Thursday while speaking at the Bermuda Executive Forum in New York City, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg mocked former Vice President Joe Biden and 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Beto O’Rourke. Bloomberg said, “It’s just not going to happen on a national level for somebody like me starting where I am unless I was willing to change all my views and go on what CNN called an apology tour.” He continued, “Joe Biden went out and apologized for being male, over 50, white. He apologized for the one piece of legislation which is actually a pretty good anti-crime bill, which if...
  • Democrats to press on with Trump-Russia probe, may call Robert Mueller to testify

    03/23/2019 7:29:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 23, 2019 | Sara Dorn
    Democrats in Congress will continue probing allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election — even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation concluded with no new indictments. House committee leaders will update members on their plans in a 3:00 pm conference call today, featuring a report from Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Politico reported.
  • Judge says New York’s stun gun ban is unconstitutional

    03/22/2019 10:31:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2019 | Chris Carola
    New York state’s ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew Avitabile, of Schoharie County, New York, who said he wanted to buy a stun gun for self-defense in his rural upstate home. His lawyers argued that New York’s longstanding ban on civilian ownership of stun guns violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge David Hurd agreed. “New...
  • NYC Bill Would Outlaw Unfair Terminations in the Fast Food Industry

    03/22/2019 10:20:42 PM PDT · by OddLane · 49 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 3/14/19 | Billy Binion
    In recent years, the Big Apple's fast food industry has trailblazed for employee protections and higher wages, particularly as the driving force behind the "Fight for 15." It's a battle they won with the passage of New York's $15 minimum wage law. Now they're setting their sights on eliminating unfair firings. "Workers have told me they've been fired for no reason at all," Democratic City Councilman Brad Lander, who introduced a bill to ban the practice in the fast food industry, told The Guardian. "Should employers have the right to fire people for any reason, including the most trivial reasons?...
  • Subway riders film brute kicking elderly woman in the face instead of trying to help

    03/22/2019 5:54:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/19 | Kevin Fasick
    An elderly woman was repeatedly kicked in the face and body during a savage Bronx subway attack caught on video. The video, which was posted to Twitter by user @BKLYNRELL1, shows the man assaulting the 78-year-old victim as she is sitting in a northbound No. 2 train around 3 a.m. March 10, police said. The woman, who was alone, tries to defend herself as he continues to attack her — all while other straphangers can be heard shouting in the background...
  • Riders Do Nothing to Help Elderly Woman Brutally Kicked in Head by Thug on NYC Subway.

    03/22/2019 3:36:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 87 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 3-22-19 | Kristinn Taylor
    The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who attacked an elderly woman on a subway car in the Bronx in the early hours of March 10. Video of the attack surfaced on Thursday that not only showed the woman being repeatedly kicked in the head and body but also showed that no one came to her aid, instead other riders pulled out their smartphones and filmed the attack.
  • Roger Stone explains why he’ll be pleading the Fifth before Congress

    03/22/2019 9:49:59 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2019 | 12:18pm | By Yaron Steinbuch
    Stone discussed his decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refusal to submit documents requested by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. “Trump is guilty, he says, and now we just need to find the evidence. I call this a fishing expedition,” he said. “I don’t think Nadler has any evidence of Russian collusion or conspiracy or treason.” He said he believes Nadler is trying to lay the groundwork for introducing articles of impeachment against Trump “in a rapidly left-wing Democratic House.” “I have elected not to participate. I’m executing my Fifth Amendment right given the fact that I’m facing...
  • Giuliani spreads misleading video alleging Ilhan Omar took classes in terrorism (NOT misleading)

    03/22/2019 11:22:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Wapo ^ | Colby Itkowitz and John Wagner
    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor and now President Trump’s attorney, shared a misleading video clip on Twitter late Thursday night that has spread on right-wing conspiracy sites claiming that Rep. Ilhan Omar took classes on terrorism. In retweeting the video, Giuliani, who was mayor during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, wrote: “What is she laughing at in recalling her terrorism classes? This represents the future of the Democrat Party? God help us.” A liberal Democrat from Minnesota, Omar is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year and the first to wear...
  • Ex-CIA chief Brennan threatens POTUS: Mueller will soon put ‘political,financial future in jeopardy’

    03/22/2019 10:44:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | By Jon Dougherty
    Chief POTUS troll and ex-CIA head John Brennan took to Twitter again on Thursday to disparage President Trump with a warning that special counsel Robert Mueller’s soon-to-be-released report will “further complicate” his already complicated presidency. Earlier this week, POTUS responded to even nastier-than-usual disparagement from George Conway, the co-chief presidential troll and husband of Trump’s chief political counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling him the “husband from hell.” “George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he...
  • Wisconsin Democratic Judge Says Duly Elected Republicans Can't Pass Laws

    03/22/2019 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 21 Mar 2019 | Rick Moran
    Democrats don't like our Constitution very much. From their perspective, there's not much to like. Too many dos and don'ts (mostly don'ts), too many "negative rights," absolutely nothing about social justice, and where are the rights for transgenders? Recently, Democrats have come out in favor of abolishing the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court (gotta get that social justice agenda passed somehow), and allowing non-citizens to vote. It's almost like they don't like living in the United States very much, although you'd hurt their feelings if you gently suggest that if they don't like where they're living, they should depart...
  • How Small State Democrats are Selling Out Their States to California - Greenfield

    03/22/2019 11:00:48 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    How Small State Democrats are Selling Out Their States to California The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact’s conspiracy against the electoral college. March 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 51 FrontPage comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism Colorado has a population of around 5.7 million. Or 1.75% of the country. Despite that, Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, signed on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact after Colorado’s General Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill by 34 to 29. The bill to...
  • Jared Kushner accused of using WhatsApp and personal email for state business

    03/22/2019 8:51:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/19 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner used the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp as well as his personal email account to conduct official business, a top House Democrat charged Thursday. The revelation came during a Dec. 19 meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which released the information in a letter Thursday. Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote to White House counsel Pat Cipollone to tell him that Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, had confirmed during the meeting that Kushner “continues to use” WhatsApp to conduct White House business.
  • Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?

    03/22/2019 8:20:38 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | March 22 2019 | Matthew Walther
    I wish I could say that the worst thing about John Hickenlooper's CNN town hall on Wednesday night was the part where he talked about watching Deep Throat with his mom. The former governor of Colorado, who is one of roughly 173 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, explained that the porno-with-mom thing was not an accident. He said he knew that the movie was "naughty" but thought his mother might enjoy getting out of the house. Apparently after the infamous X-rated flick began she was "mortified." That poor woman... Meanwhile, there is Beto... I do want to know...
  • Ocasio-Cortez wonders why ‘so many grown men’ are ‘obsessed’ with her

    03/22/2019 6:55:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez griped about the coverage she receives on Fox News, as she wondered Thursday night why “so many grown men” are “obsessed” with her. The 29-year-old newly minted congresswoman rolled her eyes as she shared her thoughts about the network during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “A group of people that seems to have an obsession with you is our friends over at Fox News. They talk about you a lot,” Meyer said. “Are you surprised with the speech at which they seemed to have shifted all their attention and programming to you?” Ocasio-Cortez replied,...