Hot Air
Were two Cabinet officials ready to sign onto McCabe’s 25th-Amendment coup?

Looks like Andrew McCabe still hasn"t quite gotten his story straight . Did the former FBI director attempt to foment a coup in May 2017 ? The FBI"s general counsel certainly thought so - because McCabe and Lisa Page told him so. And, James Baker told Congress last fall, they told him that Rod Rosenstein had lined up at least two Cabinet members to back the play: Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials  at the Justice Department  about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove  President Trump  from office,

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The Huffington Post
Trump Blasts Andrew McCabe For ‘Deranged’ Story: ‘So Many Lies’

Without going into detail, Trump former acting FBI director McCabe of “planning a very illegal act” with Rosenstein.

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Hot Air
Will Lindsey Graham start issuing some “radical” subpoenas now?

Andrew McCabe"s interview on 60 Minutes this weekend has plenty of people up in arms. What he thought he was going to accomplish by going public with all of his "recollections" of the early days of the Trump administration is debatable (though he does have a book coming out this week that he needs to promote), but he"s definitely provoked a response. This is particularly true of his claim that people in the Justice Department had conversations about possibly removing Donald Trump from office using a debatable clause in the 25th Amendment. That seemed to catch Senator Lindsey Graham off guard

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Counter Punch
31 Actual National Emergencies

A Wannabe Strongman’s Brown Menace Straw Man Everyone with five functioning gray cells knows that the aspiring fascist strongman Donald Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border is absurd. There is no “national security crisis” of illegal immigration on the southern United States border. Illegal crossings are not at “emergency” levels; they are at a fifty-year low. Undocumented immigrants are not a crime and violence threat.  They are less likely to commit crimes, violent ones included, than naturalized U.S. citizens. Drugs come into the U.S. not through gaps

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Counter Punch
The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC

Washington"s political establishment went berserk when US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly noted that US-Israel relations are "all about the Benjamins" - slang for $100 bills, referring to money shoveled at American politicians by the American Israel Public Affairs Group (AIPAC). Omar was accused of antisemitism - immediately by Republicans, shortly after by members of her own party - and bullied into apologizing. She may or may not be prejudiced against Jews,  but even if she is, that wasn"t her real offense. Her real offense was publicly mentioning the irrefutable fact  that

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Counter Punch
Haiti and the Collapse of a Political and Economic System

You can draw a pretty straight line from the last electoral process to the current unrest in Haiti. Building for months, and frankly years, the country has now been shut down for five days as tensions – and violence – increase, threatening President Jovenel Moise’s mandate. In 2015 and 2016, backed by the international community, political and economic actors made a Faustian bargain in the name of “stability.” They decided to allow fraudulent and violence-plagued legislative elections to stand, and rerun them at the presidential level. The failure of that analysis is evidenced by the situati

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NPR
Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

The former acting director of the bureau also tells NPR that he and Justice Department leaders were so rattled following the dismissal of James Comey they struggled with how to respond. (Image credit: Amr Alfiky/NPR)

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WND
Trump quotes Rush: Mueller's team 'ought to be in jail'

(DAILYMAIL) — President Donald Trump leveraged the opinion of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Sunday to suggest that investigators on Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s team should be facing prison terms for a political cover-up. ‘These guys, the investigators, ought to be in jail. What they have done, working with the Obama intelligence agencies, is simply unprecedented," trump tweeted, attributing the words to Limbaugh, the nation"s most listend-to radio host. The post Trump quotes Rush: Mueller's team 'ought to be in jail' appeared first on WND .

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WND
The 2020 election: A choice, not an echo

America used to practice centrist, two-party politics. The object of the game for both parties was to capture the center. What defined America"s political center was that if Democrats moved a step farther to the left, then so would Republicans. If Republicans moved a step to the right, then Democrats would inch to the right to gain centrist voters that the other party had abandoned. Over many decades, this became a game of musical chairs. The Democrats began as America"s party of states" rights and small federal government. The Republicans began as the party of big government in Washington,

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WND
Media help Kamala Harris try on clothes

(BIZPACREVIEW) — In what proves to be a perfect encapsulation of what to expect in the 2020 presidential election, reporters tasked with covering the campaign of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., were seen acting more like girlfriends out on a shopping spree with the candidate than journalists. Harris was touring female-owned businesses in Columbia, South Carolina, when she was “forced” by some of the reporters covering her to try on a nice rainbow sequined jacket, as seen in a tweet from CNN national political reporter Maeve Reston. The post Media help Kamala Harris try on clothes appeared f

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WND
Believing the lie

Mister Farah, you always knock it out of the park. As I sit back and try to look at the big picture, something just jumps off the page at me. A few weeks back, Pat Buchanan had an op-ed piece on Drudge where he was referencing a book from the "40s or "50s called "The Lie." Unfortunately I can"t find the piece. It got me to thinking about 2 Thessalonians 2:11: "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." Trust me, I"m not one of those rapture-forecasting type believers. However, I do try to study to show myself approved, and some things just se

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WND
Pretending terrorism is America's fault – and Muslims the 'real victims'

By Jamie Glazov Copyright 2018 Jamie Glazov Editor"s note: Islam is conquering Europe through uncontrolled immigration and a sky-high birth rate, while jihadist mass-murder attacks pose an ever-present threat both in Europe, the U.K. and America. Against that backdrop, one of the most egregious examples of psychological projection in today"s politics is the ongoing campaign – by Islamic supremacists and their enablers in the progressive left, including the media – not only to deny that Islamic terrorism has anything to do with Islam, but to portray Muslims as the innocent victims of r

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Independent Journal Review
‘Was This an Attempted Bureaucratic Coup?’: Lindsey Graham Vows to Get Answers From McCabe

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced that he would be requesting testimony from the former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, following his claims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. As IJR previously reported, McCabe told "60 Minutes" host Scott Pelley that the DOJ considered removing the president. According to McCabe, members of the DOJ tried to guess which members of the cabinet would side with them in the hypothetical vote. The president , along with many others , were outraged by the al

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Independent Journal Review
California Tells Trump That Lawsuit Over Border Wall Is ‘Imminent’

California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump"s declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday. "Definitely and imminently," Becerra told ABC"s "This Week" program when asked whether and when California would sue the Trump administration in federal court. Other states controlled by Democrats are expected to join the effort. "We are prepared, we knew something like this might happen. And with our sister state partners, we are ready to go," he said. Trump invoked the emergency powers on Fr

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Hot Air
Biden in Munich: America is an embarrassment, in “wholesale retreat”

There was once a time when politics stopped at the water"s edge. An unwritten rule was observed in past days that American politicians did not go to a foreign land and jump ugly on America"s president. Those days are long gone and no one was worse than Barack Obama about going overseas and apologizing for our country. Former Vice-President Joe Biden sounds a lot like Barack Obama these days. Good ole Joe is in Munich attending the Munich Security Conference along with others, including Vice-President Pence who delivered a different message to the conference attendees. Biden appealed to the o

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Hot Air
Jussie Smollett: “45 and his white-hooded cohorts are a national disgrace”

In case you were wondering if Empire actor and singer Jussie Smollett is a Trump supporter, the answer is a strong no. Something that caught my attention during the whole drama over his alleged attack by red hat-wearing, MAGA yelling attackers is that he deleted a strongly worded tweet to President Trump from his Twitter feed as this story gained steam in the press. Why did our brave victim do that? I haven"t seen any reference to the tweet in any of the reporting of the story. The tweet called Trump a ‘nigga" and that was pretty much the only thing that set it apart from any other T

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Washington Free Beacon
High Stakes for Likud as Netanyahu Indictment Looms

The "Bezeq-Walla! Affair," or Case 4000 as it’s been dubbed by Israeli media, is one of three corruption cases facing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s also the most serious in that everyone, including the prime minister, believes that it will lead to an indictment in the coming weeks—an X factor that could prove fatal to Likud Party hopes in the April 9 elections. The Israeli police, who recommend indictment, say that Netanyahu helped Israeli tycoon Shaul Elovitch by pushing through the merger of two companies he owned, telecommunications firm Bezeq and satellite TV company Yes

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The Denver Post
Trump’s declaration of national emergency faces political and legal challenges

A day after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency - in an attempt to circumvent Congress and redirect taxpayer money to fund 230 miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border - the designation has been beset with political and legal challenges. Democrats painted the action as evidence of a rogue president who has finally gone too far, and they vowed to stop him. While some Republicans said they supported Trump, others expressed disapproval, fearing the move would set an undesired precedent or deprive other projects of necessary funds. Even in his declaration, Trump said h

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The Denver Post
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of Mexico border perils

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It"s a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins his extraordinary declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. Trump opened this past week with a rally in El Paso, Texas, and capped it with his emergency declaration Friday, a move taken to free up billions of dollars for a border wall that Congress refuse

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Independent Journal Review
Mueller Seeks Tough Sentence for Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump ‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. In their sentencing memo filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, prosecutors said Manafort, who is 69, deserves between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison and a fine of between $50,000 and $24 million. "While some of these offenses are commonly prosecuted, there was nothing ordinary about the mill

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Independent Journal Review
Mueller Says Searches Yielded Evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks Communications

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump , and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails. In a court filing on Friday, Mueller"s office said it had gathered that evidence in a separate probe into Russian intelligence officers who were charged by Mueller of hacking the emails during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and staging their release. In an email criticizing media coverage of Mueller"s filing on Friday, Stone sai

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The Huffington Post
What To Know About The Mueller Investigation Into Russian Election Interference

Here's where things stand with the special counsel's look into Trump and the Kremlin.

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WND
Rush Limbaugh: Dem attacks were to cover their own misdeeds

Rush Limbaugh Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh posed a theory about why Democrats went rogue under the Barack Obama administration and investigated the political campaign of Donald Trump. Aside from the fact that they wanted to keep their jobs maintain and their party agenda, Limbaugh said Democrats were frantic to cover up their own misdeeds and stay out of jail. He said the "express purpose" of Robert Mueller"s special counsel investigation was to create "a gigantic distraction." "It was two-pronged. It was to get rid of Trump. It was to create public opinion that Trump is illegitimate, il

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The Huffington Post
Special Counsel Announces Evidence Of Roger Stone’s WikiLeaks Contact

Mueller's findings on the indicted Trump confidant appear to link him more directly to hacked campaign revelations.

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The Huffington Post
Robert Mueller Says Paul Manafort Could Face Up To 24 Years In Federal Prison

It would amount to a virtual life sentence for the former Trump campaign chairman.

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WND
McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Schiff & Omar

The uninformed might think from the title of this week"s column that I am writing about a legitimate law firm. Instead, the events of this week underscore just how much the nation is in peril and subject to radical and traitorous former and current government officials and congresspersons who want to destroy democracy and install radical socialism and Shariah law in our republic. These persons are this week"s rancid and poisonous "soup du jour" who, along with many others on the radical left, are bent on taking the country down. The threat is real and growing. It represents an ever present da

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Hot Air
Mike Lee on Trump’s emergency decree: It’s time for Congress to take back some power from the president

Oh? What did you have in mind, senator? My initial assessment is that what Pres. Trump announced is legal. Whether or not it should be legal is a different matter. Congress has been ceding far too much power to the exec. branch for decades. We should use this moment as an opportunity to start taking that power back. — Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) February 15, 2019 Lee"s belief that Trump is acting legally stems from the National Emergencies Act , I assume. Congress granted the president the power to declare emergencies. Many of Trump"s predecessors have used that power. As a thresh

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WND
Dershowitz: McCabe's 25th Amendment talks would be 'coup d'état'

(Newsmax) If former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is telling the truth with his claims that officials in the Department of Justice discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, that could be considered be an attempted "coup d"état," Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday. McCabe confirmed for the first time in a CBS interview that there were high-level discussions at the Justice Department about recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office in the aftermath of former FBI Director James Comey"s f

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Independent Journal Review
White House Spokeswoman Sanders Says She Was Interviewed in Russia Probe

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday she had been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russia"s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with him," Sanders said in a statement provided to Reuters. The statement was first reported by CNN. U.S. intelligence agencies have said Moscow interfered in the election in an effort to tip it to Republican Donald Trump and away from his Democratic challeng

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The Denver Post
John Hickenlooper says he has an answer for New Hampshire Democrats who want to beat Trump

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Before he was Colorado"s governor, before he was Denver’s mayor — even before he was a brewery magnate — John Hickenlooper was a laid-off geologist. He lost his job with a Colorado oil company in the mid-1980s, after working for about five years in the field he"d gone to college to learn. He was among thousands who were laid off during a crash in oil prices. “I think about what it was like to be out of work for so long,” he said. “The government did nothing.” It’s this life experience, Hickenlooper told a room full of Granite Staters this week, that will help him connect

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Washington Free Beacon
Nigerians Head for the Polls as Religious Freedom Activists Call for U.S. Special Envoy

Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to choose their next president in an election some Christian observers call a "matter of life and death," as ongoing violence prompts activists to call for the appointment of a U.S. special envoy to the country. One fourth of the nation's 36 states have been devastated by radical Muslim attacks that have claimed up to 37,000 lives during the last 10 years, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. Terrorists belonging to the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast or radical Muslim militants of the Fulani tribes, who are attacking town

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Hot Air
Trump tweets video mocking sour-faced Dems at his SOTU

As far as presidential trolling goes, this is hot stuff. Trump tweeted out a two-minute clip of his State of the Union featuring the sour, exasperated faces of Democrats set to the tune "Everybody hurts" by REM. pic.twitter.com/BliAo5YDqb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2019 The clip itself was created by a Twitter user named @carpedonktum who specializes in pro-Trump clips like this one. He is already making jokes about his new found fame: They are outside my house. The FBI tipped them off. Next come the SWAT team. https://t.co/zPsPG2bc9O — Carp

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WND
McCabe walks back 'coup' claim

Amid charges he was part of an attempted "coup," a spokeswoman for Andrew McCabe contended Friday that the fired FBI deputy director"s comments in a "60 Minutes" interview were "misrepresented." Spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz insisted he never took part in any "extended" discussions about a proposal to remove Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment. "Certain statements made by Mr. McCabe, in interviews associated with the release of his book, have been taken out of context and misrepresented," Schwartz said. "To clarify, at no time did Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the

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WND
Judicial Watch uncovers 'chart' of Hillary's potential violations

Government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Friday it has obtained another 186 pages of documentation from the Justice Department regarding Hillary Clinton"s email scandal, and they show evidence of a cover-up of an FBI chart of possible violations by her. "Judicial Watch caught the FBI in another cover-up to protect Hillary Clinton," said the organization"s president, Tom Fitton. "These records show that the FBI is hiding a chart detailing possible violations of the law by Hillary Clinton and the supposed reasons she was not prosecuted." Judicial Watch recently released hundreds of pages o

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The Denver Post
Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone’s case

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stopped short of imposing a broad ban on public comments by the outspoken political operative, issuing a limited gag order she said was necessary to ensure Stone’s right to a fair trial and “to maintain the dignity and seriousness of the courthouse and these proceedings.” The order bars Stone from making comments about his pending c

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Independent Journal Review
Massachusetts Ex-Governor Marks First to Challenge Trump for 2020: Reports

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party"s presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in "grave peril," media outlets reported on Friday. His reported announcement marks the first time a Republican has jumped in to officially challenge Trump, who is seeking re-election after sweeping the Republican competition in 2016 to win the White House. In a speech in Bedford, New Hampshire, Weld criticized Trump for serving himself rather than the nation, for being too unstable to carry out his p

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Washington Free Beacon
2020 Dems Silent on Data Showing Voters Oppose Their Abortion Stance

The Democratic Party's leading presidential contenders are silent on data showing an overwhelming majority of voters oppose their stance on abortion. A poll released by Susan B. Anthony List on Wednesday found that 77 percent of likely general election voters favor legislation protecting children born through failed abortions and 62 percent oppose efforts to expand late-term abortions. The results closely mirror those previously recorded by Gallup  showing only 28 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal during the second trimester and only 13 percent support it during the third

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Hot Air
Breaking: Bill Weld launches primary challenge to Trump

Oh, wait - is Bill Weld a Republican again? Gary Johnson"s running mate on 2016"s Libertarian ticket announced this morning in New Hampshire that he will launch an exploratory committee as the first step to challenging Donald Trump in a 2020 primary . In doing so, Weld sacrifices quite a bit - his potential opportunity to beat Trump in the general election at the top of a Libertarian ticket. Did I write that with a straight face?  You"ll never know . Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld is launching a presidential exploratory committee to challenge President Trump in the Republica

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Hot Air
ABC: Here’s where Trump plans get $8 billion for the wall

At 10 am ET today, Donald Trump will declare a national emergency in order to redirect funding from the Pentagon to the border wall. That will only account for about half of the additional funding Trump will claim above the $1.37 billion Congress finally appropriated for the project, however. ABC News reported last night that Trump will raid drug-war accounts to match those funds: ABC News has learned the president plans to announce on Friday his intention to spend about $8 billion on the border wall with a mix of spending from Congressional appropriations approved Thursday night, executiv

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Counter Punch
Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions effecting war policy in Washington, DC with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the State Department. My resignation in 2009 was not taken lightly by my superiors and my reasons for opposing President Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan found support amongst both military officers and civilian official

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
The Siege of Venezuela and the Travails of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair Here’s the bullet-point version: + It’s imperialism. + It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. + American imperialism is the global management of capitalist class power. + It’s a binary situation in which one side or the other will win via the use and threat of armed force. + It’s trouble for Venezuela and  for imperialism. + There’s no such thing as Progressive Except Imperialism. Here’s the long rant: The United States government’s new offensive against Venezuela is an act of naked imperialism. I predicted last year that V

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Third Rail-Roaded

Coal train. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + The Third Rail of American politics used to be social security. If you even suggested cutting it, your career was fried. But Clinton & Obama legitimized such talk. Now the Third Rail is Israel, where even mentioning its power over the Hill gets you the political death penalty. + What horrible thing is it that Ilhan Omar said? What sacred code did she transgress? In response to a Tweet by Glenn Greenwald about efforts by House Republicans to sanction Omar and Rep. Rhashida Tlaib over their rather mild critiques of the obsequious posture of the US Cong

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

WASHINGTON — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump ma

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide

American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. “Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)”, wrote Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, in USA Today. “These events (meaning the current political instability in the country) are a welcome development of Latin American nations defending democracy.” “He’s picked a battle he can’t win,” Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, said, referring to Maduro in an interview, quoted in the New York Times. “It’s just a matter of time. The only thing we don’t know i

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
On Candace Owens’s Praise of Hitler

Any public figure should understand that making a positive reference to Hitler is political suicide. This fact was lost on the young Republican political activist Candace Owens, who recently  said , “If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, Ok, fine.” The statement was as insulting as it was horrible. Though Owens didn’t know it, however, she was hitting on a sentiment that was the  prevailing view  in Europe and the United States before 1 September 1939. That western governments held this view is no less horrible and should make us reconsider what we think about H

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Trump’s Deceitful God-Talk at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast

He avoided the Vietnam War with five deferments, said that his “ ‘personal Vietnam’ “ was “the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases,” and that he was “ ‘lucky’ “ not “to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around . . . with multiple women.”  He added, “ ‘It’s a dangerous world out there.  It’s scary, like Vietnam.  . . . I feel like a great and very brave soldier.’ ” (“Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam,’" By Tim Mak, www.thedailybeast.com , Feb. 2, 2016) At the National Prayer Breakfast, before evangelical Christian and oth

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Judicial Secrecy: Where Justice Goes to Die

The traditional depiction of Lady Justice is a woman wearing a blindfold to demonstrate impartiality. In her right hand she wields a sword (symbolizing swift punishment for the guilty). Her left arm holds aloft a scale to weigh the opposing sides" cases - publicly, for all to see. Over time, American judges have become increasingly inclined to demand that the public itself wear the blindfold, and that the opposing parties wear gags. Headline, New York Times: "Supreme Court Stays Out of Secret Case That May Be Part of Mueller Probe." The Court refused "to intercede in a mysterious fight ov

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
If You Hate Campaign Season, Blame Money in Politics

Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she chose to risk frostbite and make her pitch in the middle of a snowstorm — all for an election more than 600 days away. The Minnesota senator is just one of around a dozen Democrats who’ve already thrown their hats into the presidential ring or hinted they intend to soon. What’s the big rush? People in other countries think we’re insane for having such long political races. By one count , in the timeframe of the 2016 U.S. election, you could’ve fit about four e

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Contrary Creatures

As a preschooler I liked some stories about Dr. Dolittle, who could speak with animals, and especially his pushmi-pullyu, a "gazelle/unicorn cross" with two heads, one at each end, pulling in opposite directions. And that resembles Germany’s current politics. Take the multi-lane Autobahn network. On much of it there is no speed limit. Those with Porsches, Mercedes or their Italian rivals can, if they wish, tool along at 120 mph or more. The ecology folk now demand a limit, perhaps 70 or 80. Masses of indignant speed demons, even with slower Opels, shout angrily, “They want to curb our freedom

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
A Pacific Odyssey: Around General MacArthur’s Manila Stage Set

This article is Part II of a series that describes a journey from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. For Part I, please click here . Intramuros, Manila, The Philippines, the neighborhood where the Japanese army made a desperate stand during the fighting to retake the city in February 1945. Photo by Matthew Stevenson. From the Malaca ñang Palace , I caught a tuk-tuk with the idea of seeing several sites associated with the Japanese occupation of Manila during World War II. In particular, I wanted to stop at what had been the Manila Internment Camp, on the

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Starbucks Guy Comes Out to Preserve Billionaire Species

Will they eliminate AOC? In the wake of discussions regarding the  progressive proposals  of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) in news and social media and among billionaires at January 2019 Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland several people have asked my opinion on whether AOC’s life was in danger. Her proposals include tuition-free public college and trade school, abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), ending privatization of private prisons, Medicare-for-all, and 70% tax on income beyond $10 million. AOC’s 70% tax idea has support of many people, including economist/New York

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Former Mass. governor Bill Weld to challenge Trump for Republican presidential nomination

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire Friday that he will try to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president"s reelection effort. Weld, 73, said he would seek to determine over the coming months if he can raise enough money to continue his challenge of the president. He said he would run on a traditional Republican agenda of fiscal responsibility and provide a stylistic contrast to Trump. "It is time for all people of good will – and our country is filled with people

3 days ago.

Counter Punch
Suddenly, It’s Completely Normal for Women to Run for President

Something new is happening in the 2020 presidential election cycle. For the first time ever, running for president is a normal thing that women do. In the past several election cycles, there’s been a token woman in the running in both major parties. In 2000, Senator Elizabeth Dole ran as a Republican. In 2004, Senator Carol Moseley-Braun ran as a Democrat. Neither was considered a serious candidate with an actual shot at the presidency. In 2008, Hillary Clinton mounted a serious bid for president but was defeated by Obama in the primaries. That year, John McCain added Sarah Palin to his tick

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Hot Air
AOC, frosh Dems fracture points that Pelosi can’t contain

Perhaps the only thing worse that presiding over a House minority caucus is running one with a bare majority. Paul Ryan certainly learned that lesson the last two years, and now Politico reports that Nancy Pelosi already hip-deep in the same problem. Thanks to gamesmanship by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republicans have split off a number of frosh Democrats from previously Republican districts on key procedural votes, and the situation is only getting worse: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has another rebellion in her ranks. And there’s no easy way to quash it. House Democrats have repeate

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WND
Probe: Hard evidence refutes DNC 'Russia hack' claim

Vladimir Putin (photo courtesy Kremlin.ru) The claim that Russian intelligence officials hacked emails from the DNC server that were later published by Wikileaks is a core tenet of the belief that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. But more than three years later, no forensic evidence has been produced to back the claim. And now an investigation by two cyber-security and intelligence experts has concluded the hard evidence indicates the files were not breached via the internet but downloaded onto a portable storage device. The conclusion by William Binney, a form

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WND
Study: Strict voter ID laws don't suppress turnout

(Pixabay) Democrats have fiercely opposed voter ID laws, asserting they suppress turnout among the poor and minorities. But a new study finds the strictest state laws, requiring an ID to vote, have no impact on turnout, regardless of sex, race, ethnic identity or party affiliation, reports the Washington Free Beacon . Proponents argue such laws reduce fraud and preserve the integrity of the American electoral system. Ten states require voters to show ID to vote, with seven of those states require a photo ID. The study by an economics professor at the University of Bologna and another at

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WND
Andrew McCabe's soft coup attempt

(Conservative Review) - Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s book tour began with a “60 minutes” interview this week in which he confirmed that he commenced an effort to remove President Trump from office, citing his concerns with the president’s supposed ties to Russia, for which no evidence has ever surfaced. Citing several thoroughly debunked Russian collusion narratives, McCabe, under the impression that President Trump was somehow compromised as commander in chief, attempted to gather votes inside the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

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WND
Will diversity be the death of the Democrats?

Both of America"s great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity – racial, religious, ethnic, cultural – as its own and as America"s "greatest strength." Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 percent of Hispanics, Jews and Asian-Americans, and 90 percent of African-Americans. Yet, lately, the party seems to be careening into a virtual war of all against all. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General M

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Independent Journal Review
Sarah Sanders Doesn’t Mince Words in Response to McCabe’s Bombshell: ‘Total Disgrace’ With ‘No Credibility’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had unflattering words for former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe after he admitted there was a plot to invoke the 25th Amendment. McCabe admitted on a "60 Minutes" interview to host Scott Pelley that after former FBI Director James Comey was fired, the Department of Justice (DOJ) plotted to oust President Donald Trump. Pelley shared details from the interview on "CBS This Morning": "There were meetings at the Justice Department in which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought togeth

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Hot Air
Today’s hot topics: McCabe’s coup, Shutdown II?, Barr’s whew, GND tour, movie reviews, and more!

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air"s Facebook page  and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. Join us as we welcome: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson brings us up to date on the week’s top stories and gives us a preview of tomorrow’s Hugh Hewitt show. Did Andrew McCabe try to foment a coup after James Comey got fired? Will Donald Trump sign the new spending bill that will pass Congress sometime tonight? William Barr got confirmed by the Senate this aftern

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The Denver Post
The Spot: John Hickenlooper is in New Hampshire and Michael Bennet is going to Iowa

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Happy Valentine’s Day from the Granite State, which has 400 members in its state House of Representatives. (Can you imagine?!) Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is here this week as he continues to ramp up toward a full-fledged presidential campaign. One thing we"ve learned so far: Hickenlooper still hasn’t checked out the New Green Deal. But he thinks he likes it. Folks in Iowa and New Hampshire are starting to get a taste of what so many Coloradans are familiar with: the Hickenlooper waffle. When Hick was asked in Iowa last month whether he supported the Green Ne

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Independent Journal Review
Top House Judiciary Dem Wants Matt Whitaker to ‘Clarify’ His Testimony

Top Democrats on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee called into question the credibility of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker"s testimony to the committee last week. "Although the Committee appreciates your decision to appear, Members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence," Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler wrote in a formal letter to Whitaker. "You repeatedly refused to offer clear responses regarding your communications with the White House, and you were inconsistent in your

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Independent Journal Review
Lindsey Graham Pushes for Senate to Question McCabe: Need Answers on ‘Bias Against President Trump’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is the most recent GOP member to slam the report that there was a plot in the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove President Donald Trump from office. Graham tweeted out demands for former acting FBI Director  Andrew McCabe to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer for alleged comments he made during a "60 Minutes" interview. "After Mr. McCabe"s 60 Minutes interview, it is imperative that he, and others, come before [Senate Judiciary Committee] to fully explain how and why a FISA warrant was issued against Carter Page and answer questions abou

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Independent Journal Review
Senate Confirms William Barr as US Attorney General

The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice Department and putting him in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s long-running probe of whether President Donald Trump"s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The Senate voted 54 to 45, largely along party lines. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Barr will be sworn in at 4:45 PM ET in the Oval Office of the White House by Chief Justice John Roberts. Many Democrats opposed Barr out of concern he might not make Muelle

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Hot Air
Federal judge to Manafort: Your plea deal has been revoked after lying about Kilimnik, payment

Looks like Paul Manafort will spend more time in prison than he previously planned - potentially a  lot more. Late yesterday, a federal judge agreed with the special counsel that Manafort materially violated his plea agreement by not disclosing the full truth on issues that have relevance to Robert Mueller"s probe and to a separate Department of Justice investigation. However, Judge Amy Berman Jackson also ruled that Manafort didn"t lie about contacting Trump administration officials: After Mr. Manafort agreed in September to cooperate with the office of the special counsel, Robert S. M

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WND
Senate confirms William Barr as AG

(Washington Examiner) The Senate voted Thursday to confirm William Barr, President Trump’s pick to serve as his next attorney general. Barr’s confirmation passed a 54-45 mostly party line vote in the GOP-led Senate. The vote came more than three months after Jeff Sessions, Trump"s first attorney general, was fired. Democrats who oppose Barr’s confirmation have criticized his ability to fairly oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russians. Many said they were alarmed by a 20-page memo Barr authored in June questioning the legitimacy o

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Independent Journal Review
‘A Disgrace to Our Country’: Trump Erupts After McCabe Admits the DOJ Tried to Remove Him From Office

President Donald Trump was not happy to hear reports that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe admitted there was a plot within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove him from office. McCabe told the shocking story to "60 Minutes" host Scott Pelley, who broke it down during an interview with "CBS This Morning." Watch: . @ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes : "There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 2

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Independent Journal Review
Astronaut Mark Kelly’s Senate Campaign Raises Over $1M in Just Two Days

Mark Kelly"s campaign for U.S. Senate has already reached presidential-level fundraising marks just days since its announcement. According to AZ Central , Kelly"s campaign received over $1.1 million in individual donations since the launch on Tuesday. Kelly has the advantage of a well-known name as both as a former astronaut and the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Kelly highlighted both of these in his first campaign ad that has already racked up over 3.5 million views on Twitter alone. “I thought that I had the risky job. It turned out that you were the one who had

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Independent Journal Review
McCabe Admits the DOJ Considered Using the 25th Amendment Against Trump — Some Say That Borders on a Coup

Former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe admitted to "60 Minutes" host Scott Pelley that the Department of Justice (DOJ) considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. When President Trump entered office, McCabe was serving as Deputy Director of the FBI under James Comey. McCabe explained that in the weeks following Comey"s firing by Trump, the DOJ strategized a removal of the president from office. McCabe"s interview is set to air Sunday morning, but Pelley detailed McCabe"s statements during an interview on "CBS This Morning." Watch: . @Sco

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WND
McCabe says DOJ talked about removing Trump

Andrew McCabe Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, fired last year after lying and leaking confidential information, disclosed in a "60 Minutes" interview that he launched an obstruction investigation into President Trump. And he told CBS News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein"s offer to "wear a wire" to trap the president was genuine. McCabe,  the Hill reports , told Scott Pelley that DOJ officials discussed removing the president under the 25th Amendment, which provides a constitutional process should a president become disabled. McCabe is promoting his new book, "The Thr

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Hot Air
Could Clarence Thomas step down this year? Should he?

There"s no inkling here from Jeffrey Toobin that Thomas is thinking of resigning, only that some conservatives are chattering about it strategically. In fact, to the extent that Toobin"s aware of Thomas"s own inclinations, they point towards him staying. But his argument is worth thinking about. Thomas is the oldest member of the Court"s conservative wing. If you"re worried about the White House changing hands in 2020, and you should be given that Trump"s ceiling on job approval seems to be in the low 40s, the price of Thomas passing on retirement now is potentially needing him to serve a

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Independent Journal Review
US Judge Rules Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Breached Plea Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump"s former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday. The ruling concludes weeks of wrangling between Manafort"s lawyers and the special counsel over whether he had intentionally lied to prosecutors, impeding their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing th

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Washington Free Beacon
Democratic Socialists Warn New York House Dems of Primary Challenges: ‘They Should Be Afraid’

Far-left New York Democrats encouraged by the rapid rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) are threatening primary challenges against several incumbent House Democrats. Ocasio-Cortez, largely unknown a year ago, is now one of the most prominent members of Congress following her stunning upset win over former Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in last year's Democratic primary. A democratic socialist, she cruised to a general election win in her heavily liberal district in the Bronx and Queens. The freshman Democrat, known for her social media prowess , looseness with facts , and suppor

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Hot Air
Colorado moves to thwart the Electoral College

Somebody is still a little peeved about losing the 2016 presidential election, or so it seems. The "somebody" in question would be the Democrats in Colorado"s state government. They introduced a bill which has already passed the state Senate and it"s intended to assign all of Colorado"s electoral college votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. I wonder who they think that might benefit more? (CBS Denver) Colorado could help change the way the nation elects presidents. Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would support the winner of a national pop

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Washington Free Beacon
Former Acting FBI Director Opened Investigation Into Trump One Day After Meeting With the President

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said he opened an investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia one day after meeting with the president in May 2017 because he feared he would be fired. "I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. And that was something that troubled me greatly," McCabe said during an appearance on CBS's "60 Minutes." McCabe then said he started obstruction of justice and count

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The Huffington Post
Former Acting FBI Head McCabe: Officials Discussed Removing Trump From Office

McCabe said talks about invoking the 25th Amendment came after Comey was fired and before Mueller was appointed.

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The Huffington Post
Former Acting FBI Head McCabe: Officials Discussed Removing Trump From Office

McCabe said talks about invoking the 25th Amendment came after Comey was fired and before Mueller was appointed.

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Hot Air
Coup kook a choo: McCabe admits pushing 25th Amendment to remove Trump after Comey firing

Did the "highest levels" of the Department of Justice attempt to foment a coup d"etat in May 2017? Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told Scott Pelley that he quarterbacked a meeting to discuss removing Donald Trump from office after the president fired James Comey. In the interview, which will air on  60 Minutes this Sunday , McCabe says that the participants in the meeting included Rod Rosenstein and other less-senior officers in the Department of Justice and got to the point of "counting noses" to see whether invoking the 25th Amendment would succeed: . @ScottPelley on what McCa

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The Huffington Post
Paul Manafort Broke Plea Deal By Lying To Mueller

Paul Manafort now faces a much tougher prison sentence after his plea deal was revoked for lying to Mueller.

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The Huffington Post
Paul Manafort Broke Plea Deal By Lying To Mueller

Paul Manafort now faces a much tougher prison sentence after his plea deal was revoked for lying to Mueller.

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Independent Journal Review
Senate Poised to Confirm William Barr as Attorney General

The U.S. Senate was set to approve President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr on Thursday, putting the veteran Republican lawyer in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of any ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Many Democrats were expected to oppose Barr out of concern he might not fully make public Mueller"s findings. But the Senate is controlled by Trump"s fellow Republicans, so Barr"s confirmation was virtually assured. Previously attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, Barr has won praise from lawmakers in both parties

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Counter Punch
Didactic Truancy: Blackface and the Fallacy of “Teachable Moments”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair What Happens If You Have a Teachable Moment but Nobody Shows Up? History abounds with teachable moments, but they have meaning only if its students show up. The ceaseless onslaught of reports of blackface has proven, well, instructive. It seems that almost daily we are inundated with a flood of blackface incidents. In Virginia alone, it has been revealed that three top political leaders from both parties have blackening up in the past and cakewalked their way into belated infamy. We keep revisiting blackface, or rather, like a parasitic house guest, it neve

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Counter Punch
Doomsday Redux: the Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line

Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of Texas. That warhead, the W76-2, is designed to be fitted to a submarine-launched Trident missile, a weapon with a range of more than 7,500 miles. By September, an undisclosed number of warheads will be delivered to the Navy for deployment. What makes this particular nuke new is the fact that it carries a far smaller destructive payl

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Counter Punch
Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying. The lines of attack are already aggressive - and often contradictory. One media meme says that Bernie has made so much headway in moving the Democratic Party leftward that he’s no longer anything special. We’re supposed to believe that candidates who’ve adjusted their sails to the latest political wind are just as good as the candidate who generated the wind in the first place. Bloomberg News supplied the typical spin in a Feb. 8

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Hot Air
Trump’s first veto? House passes resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi war in Yemen

It is strange yet increasingly likely that the first veto our isolationist president issues will be aimed at extending U.S. intervention in a foreign conflict that has no direct bearing on American national security interests. Even stranger, critical opposition to that intervention in a Republican-led Senate is what"ll ultimately force that veto. Not a done deal yet, though. For the moment, only the Democratic-led House has weighed in . But it did so with 18 Republicans in the majority. “We can go after Iran another time and heaven knows I’ve been the sponsor of many resolutions and bills

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WND
Now calling a man 'a man' could be a crime

Big Tech companies already have adopted policies that punish employees who call a man a man, but now they"ve signed on to federal regulation that aims to put the entire nation under that standard. "Twitter, Facebook, and Apple are among 107 major companies that have endorsed federal legislation that would make ‘misgendering" a punishable offense. Named the ‘Equality Act," this bill is anything but,"  wrote Emilie Kao , director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation. "State and local bureaucrats have already used similar laws

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The Huffington Post
Manafort Broke Plea Deal After Lying To Mueller’s Investigators, Judge Rules

A federal judge said the special counsel's office is "no longer bound by its obligations" after Manafort lied.

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The Huffington Post
Manafort Broke Plea Deal After Lying To Mueller’s Investigators, Judge Rules

A federal judge said the special counsel's office is "no longer bound by its obligations" after Manafort lied.

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NPR
Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

The ruling from Judge Amy Berman Jackson means the prosecutors led by Robert Mueller are no longer bound by their plea deal with Manafort, onetime chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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WND
'Is that all there is?'

There was a famous Lieber-Stoller song performed most notably by Peggy Lee. It was a haunting tune whose bridge went like this: Is that all there is, is that all there is If that"s all there is my friends, then let"s keep dancing Let"s break out the booze and have a ball If that"s all there is It came to mind with the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may never issue a report on the long-awaited investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. At least that"s what the veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Trump"s legal t

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WND
Limbaugh urges Trump: Order probe of 'these Obama people'

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at the White House (HillaryClinton.com) Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is now urging President Trump to order the U.S. Justice Department to probe "the real criminal activity" and "actual felonies" committed by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and members of the Obama Justice Department in connection with efforts to change the outcome of the 2016 race for president. "Something needs to happen to these people. They cannot be allowed to get away with this," Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. "There ought to be an order - ;

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Hot Air
Gallup: Trump’s job approval bounces back to 44% after decline during shutdown

I"m treating this as confirmation of the Rasmussen poll that Trump and Drudge were touting on Monday. No, not the 52 percent approval rating - he"s never had a number like that in any other poll - but the fact that Rasmussen found that he had completely recovered from the hit his approval rating took during the shutdown. Could the longest shutdown in American history really have faded so quickly from voters" minds? If you believe Gallup: Yeah, absolutely. In fact, not only is Trump back to pre-shutdown levels of support here, he"s within a point of the highest number he"s ever posted

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WND
Mueller 'illegally gave CNN Stone indictment details'

Robert Mueller FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been supposed to be investigating and charging people who allegedly violated American law over the 2016 Trump campaign "collusion" with Russia. So far, no collusion charges. But now Mueller"s team is being accused of violating the law it is supposed to be enforcing against others. By releasing details of the Roger Stone indictment illegally. According to a report at the Gateway Pundit, a new court filing shows CNN was in possession of a sealed indictment long before the court ordered its release. "For weeks, we have been hearing CN

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WND
Trump looking for Dem 'land mines' in border deal

Remember when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sarcastically conceded she would allow $1 for border barriers in President Trump"s national security funding plan? Then she reneged, promising "nothing." "We can go through the back and forth," she dictated. "No. How many more times can we say no? Nothing for the wall." That "nothing" has turned into $1.375 billion in a deal congressional negotiators are asking the president to sign. While it falls far short of his requested $5.7 billion, Trump is considering it, as it would prevent another another partial government shutdown over wall fu

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The Huffington Post
Mueller Poll Shows Few Republicans Believe Russia Interfered In 2016 Election

A large chunk of Republicans thinks the special counsel will find no one on Trump's team committed crimes.

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Independent Journal Review
Liz Cheney Mocks Booker’s Remark on How Earth ‘Can’t Sustain’ Meat Eaters With Hilarious ‘PETA’ Response

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) claimed the earth "can"t sustain" people eating meat, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) couldn"t help but chime in with a humorous response. The New Jersey Democrat, who is running in the 2020 presidential election , recently told VegNews that the earth is "moving towards what is the Standard American Diet." "We’ve seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry," Booker said. "The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because

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Hot Air
WaPo: What did Manafort give Kilimnik in August 2016 meeting?

Did Donald Trump get vindicated by yesterday"s report about the Senate Intelligence Committee"s conclusion that there is no direct evidence of collusion with Russia? Not  quite yet, although Trump did offer up this victory tweet this morning: The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019 Not so fast , the Washington Post appears to say this morning. According to court filings and their own analysis, special counsel Robert Mueller has begun to circle ever m

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