Independent Journal Review
What Would Kanye West Have to Do to Launch a Late White House Bid?

If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than four months before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. West, who said in a July 4 Twitter post that he was running, would have to work fast to get his name on the ballot alongside President Donald Trump, a Republican, and the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. One of Trump"s celebrity supporters, West would have two routes to doing so. He could try secure the backing of a smalle

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Obama knew. Clinton knew. Biden knew. Comey knew. Brennan knew. McCabe knew. Strzok knew. Clapper knew. Rosenstein… https://t.co/QW8qeAWIrT

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Independent Journal Review
Mark Cuban Gives Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign a Partial Endorsement

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal who he would vote for ahead of President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Hours after rapper Kanye West announced he is running for president, Cuban said he would vote for him before he would vote for Trump. Cuban tweeted, "If there was Rank Choice voting available and [Kanye West] was on the ballot with [Joe Biden] and [Donald Trump] I would have [Kanye West] ahead of [Donald Trump]." If there was Rank Choice voting available and @kanyewest was on the ballot with @JoeBiden and @realDonal

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I’m old enough to remember all the years the GOP and Fox News spent obsessing about 4 American lives lost in Bengha… https://t.co/trU9wRMyOV

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The Denver Post
Democrats, Joe Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift

ATLANTA - From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a national reckoning on racism, Democratic Party leaders want those symbolic changes to become part of a fundamental shift at the ballot box. Many Southern electorates are getting younger, less white and more urban, and thus less likely to embrace President Donald Trump’s white identity politics. Southern Democrats are pairing a demographically diverse

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Am learning that some of the CIA guys who started “bumping” into me in London and Athens have been interviewed by D… https://t.co/8r77co3sLJ

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Independent Journal Review
Sen. Tammy Duckworth Claims Trump Focused on ‘Dead Traitors’ During Mount Rushmore Speech

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is taking a swipe at President Donald Trump for spending too much time on what she believes was the wrong topic during his speech at South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on Friday. CNN"s Dana Bash, replayed a clip of Trump discussing the importance of preserving the nation"s historical monuments and asked Duckworth for her opinion on whether statues of those including George Washington should come down. Duckworth argued he should be more focused on other issues at hand. "His priorities are all wrong here. He should be talking about what

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Independent Journal Review
Susan Rice: Trump Is Doing Russia’s ‘Bidding’ After Failing to Respond to Alleged Bounties on Americans

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is slamming President Donald Trump for failing to appropriately respond to intelligence reports suggesting Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The White House and the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe previously denied Trump was initially briefed on the issue. Rice appeared on NBC"s "Meet the Press" where she was asked why Trump had six subsequent phone calls with Vladimir Putin following the revelation of the intelligence and why he did not did not raise the issue to him. Rice argued this is

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Obama knew. Clinton knew. Biden knew. Comey knew. Brennan knew. McCabe knew. Strzok knew. Clapper knew. Rosenstein… https://t.co/HHWAewPmb3

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Repeats Vow to Defeat ‘Radical Left’ in July Fourth Speech

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the "radical left," in an Independence Day speech at the White House that condemned recent protests against monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United States. Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were "totally harmless." In fact, many states marked a record number of new COVID-19 cases. In Texas alone, 7,890 patients were hospitalized after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours. Trump, who has faced criticism over his handling of the pandemic, said China must be "he

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WND
GOP operatives eye Tucker Carlson for 2024 presidential run, say he'd be a force in the primary

In recent weeks, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has elevated himself to become arguably the most influential voice in the conservative movement. The host is so popular right now, people are buzzing about a possible run for president in 2024 -- and many believe Carlson could win if he were to do so. As conservatives feel vulnerable following months of seemingly never-ending societal chaos, Carlson has emerged as a voice of reason. For many, the 51-year-old's nightly monologues are akin to former President Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats. That's obviously a very bold statement, and any c

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Next week is the first time that the CIA’s role under Brennan becomes explicitly exposed for interfering in the 201… https://t.co/R7HVSc20jH

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WND
Hillary blames Russia and Facebook for 2016 loss, says she'd win in 2020

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed her defeat in the 2016 presidential race on "the Russians" and "WikiLeaks" while touting that she would be President Donald Trump if she was on the ballot in November in a recent interview. Although Clinton will not be on the ballot in November and said she doesn't plan on running for president again, she told The Hollywood Reporter that she would beat Trump in 2020 if they were facing off again. "Yes, but I think people believe that this is a referendum on him," the former first lady said. Clinton's documentary series "Hillary" started s

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WND
Judge orders Roger Stone to report to prison

A federal judge has given Roger Stone until July 14 to report to a prison in Georgia to begin serving a sentence for making false statements to Congress, obstructing an official proceeding and witness tampering. The counts all stem from the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of now-debunked claims of Trump 2016 campaign collusion with Russia. He had sought a mistrial when social media posts showed the jury forewoman at his trial making negative and critical statements about Trump over a period of years. She called all of the president's supporters racist in 2019, but then denied h

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This latest unhinged tweet by Obama's CIA director explains how Obama was able to so easily use Mr. Brennan, the CI… https://t.co/tiS5LkoOIK

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The Daily Stormer
WSJ: Peter Thiel Uninterested in Trump’s Campaign, Expects Him to Lose

Peter Thiel was one of the only competent public figures supporting Donald Trump. Just like Tucker Carlson and yours truly, Thiel is looking at his 2020 campaign and thinking, "this ain"t happening." Wall Street Journal : President Trump’s most prominent Silicon Valley supporter, billionaire Peter Thiel, has told friends and associates that he plans to sit out this year’s presidential campaign because he thinks reelection is increasingly a long-shot, people familiar with the matter say. Mr. Thiel, a venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal Holdings Inc., spoke at the Republican Nation

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Independent Journal Review
‘Give It a Try:’ Trump Calls on Biden to Take a Cognitive Test

President  Donald Trump is challenging 2020 Democratic presidential candidate  Joe Biden to take a test, and it is one Trump says he has passed. Trump took to Twitter Thursday evening to suggest Biden take a cognitive test, even if he believes Biden will not pass it. "He cannot pass the test I ‘aced." He should give it a try!!!" Trump tweeted. He cannot pass the test I “aced”. He should give it a try!!! https://t.co/4U6pny2D6y — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2020 This is not the first time Trump has fixated on Biden"s mental status. He has called Bide

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Mutiny of the Bounties!

Mujahideen in Afghanistan with Stinger missiles provided by CIA. + If I recall, there were serious discussions inside the White House about turning the Afghan War into a bounty hunting operation led by mercenaries on contract with Erik Prince . I"m pretty sure many elements of that scheme have been in place since 1979 at the beginning Carter"s secret war and have continued in one way or another over the last 40 years. + Around 15,000 Soviet troops perished in the Afghan War between 1979 and 1989. The US funneled more than $20 billion to the Mujahideen and other anti-Soviet fighters over th

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Counter Punch
Trump and Pence – Step Aside for Professional Pandemic Scientists and Managers

Major changes in society can be accomplished by a fast-emerging, broad-based civic jolt so obvious and persuasive that it overwhelms the entrenched powers. The most urgent job is for people to organize to get Trump and Pence to step aside from their bungling, making-matters-worse mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. The White House should let a professional pandemic control specialist with public health experience and an appreciation of science replace the current and ongoing Trump horror show. Many Republican operatives watching the daily Trump virus spectacle are terrified by how the Pre

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Counter Punch
Attack, Deny

Deniability only is as good as credibility. We’re at the point which the American people don’t know what they can believe from the Trump administration, whether from the president or his loyalists. Especially after they abandoned controlling the pandemic, leaving the task up to the states. The latest issue at which the truth seems to be at stake involves a report by  The New York Times  that Russian military intelligence transferred money to a Taliban-linked account, concluding it would be used to pay for killing U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. U.S. officials said the information was

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I watched the magats do this with obama gate, so. #TrumpGate #TrumpGate #TrumpGate #TrumpGate #TrumpGate #TrumpGate… https://t.co/ChqdkKiofW

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Counter Punch
Connecting the Dates – US Media Used To Stop The ‘Threat’ of Peace

T his is not a column defending Donald Trump. Across my career I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) No, this is a column about context. When  The New York Times  reports anonymous sources from the intelligence community say Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers, context is very important. Some of that context is that  Mike Pompeo said , “I was the CIA director – We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses.” So we know for certain that U.S.

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How a USC sorority girl ended up fighting terrorists for the CIA https://t.co/tR1rh107De

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Counter Punch
The War on Kitsch

With all the talk of meddling in U. S. elections and bounties on U.S. soldiers, it’s no small wonder that a Russian named Berlin can still claim to have composed this nation’s best-loved song. Born in the Russian Empire in 1888, the immigrant Irving Berlin wrote both the words and the music to “God Bless America.” This hymn will be heard on the 40 th edition of a Capitol Fourth, the Independence Day concert that has for the past thirty-nine years taken place on the West Lawn of the White House. This time around, Covid has thwarted the full display of military pomp that Trump had promised the

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Counter Punch
The US Military Has Its Knee on the Throat of the World

The 2021 Defense Budget is making its way through Congress. The annual drama of this event has always been of particular interest to residents of the north Pacific Coast, as the US Navy’s nursery lies only twelve miles off our coast. This is where many of the weapons purchased by Congress take their first baby steps of testing and training before deployment. As a requirement for approval of the Navy’s Environmental Impact Statement regarding these exercises, the Navy must consult us every few years. This opportunity to confront Navy personnel has provided an opportunity to become acquainted wi

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Counter Punch
The Corruption of the Democratic Party: Talking to Ted Rall about his new book

Seven Stories Press just released Ted Rall’s new book,  “Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party.”  Rall is a graphic novelist, a syndicated columnist and the author of many books of art and prose, including biographies of Edward Snowden, Bernie Sanders and Pope Francis. You’ve probably seen his political cartoons, which are often published in urban weeklies. “Political Suicide” uses the graphic novel form to trace the history of the Democratic Party’s rightward movement over the last few decades, and how its leadership has worked to suppress the party’s progressive

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Counter Punch
Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at  West Point , “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the “endless” wars have not ended. Trump has dropped  more bombs  and missiles than George W.  Bush or Barack Obama  did in their first terms, and there are still roughly as many US bases and troops overseas as when he was elected. Trump routinely talks up both sides of every issue, and the corporate media still judge him more by what he says (and tweets) than by his actual policies. So it isn’t surprising that he is still tryin

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Counter Punch
The Data is Clear: Progressives Should Boycott Biden

Once again the Democratic Party is asking progressives to vote for a presidential nominee who says he disagrees with them about every major issue. This is presented as an offer they cannot refuse. If they cast a protest vote for a third-party candidate like the unionist and environmentalist Howie Hawkins of the Greens or stay home on that key Tuesday in November, Donald Trump will win a second term—which would be worse than Biden’s first. Which is better for the progressive movement? Fall into the “two party trap” and vote for Biden, or refuse to be coopted and possibly increase Trump’s reele

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WND
Report: Schiff's staff knew about Russian bounty allegations 4 months ago - and did nothing

A new report raises serious questions regarding what House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff knew about bounties allegedly paid by Russia to Taliban-linked terrorists for killing American soldiers, and when he knew it. The report from The Federalist is based on anonymous "intelligence sources," and The Western Journal is unable to independently verify the outlet's sourcing or the accuracy of those sources' claims. However, we are providing this commentary due to the pertinence of the report and the past reliability of one of its authors, Mollie Hemingway. Sources told the ou

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WND
The radical left's dark dream is coming true: Can we stop it?

The chaos you and I have witnessed this year – from impeachment to pandemic to mob violence – is the unfolding of a plan, one that left unopposed could dismantle the very fabric of American society. This plan stands against the Word of God and the welfare of our nation. This plan is from ancient times, when mankind shook its fist at God, saying: "We will not have this Man to rule over us." It reemerged nearly 200 years ago on the Fourth of July, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. That same day, Robert Owen stood in front of the socialist commune he f

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WND
Globalists vs. Americans: The stakes are higher than ever

According to a recent poll, 88% of Americans feel that our county is in crisis. Some fear a health crisis from COVID-19. Some fear a crisis of racial tension, crime and police misconduct. And some fear an economic crisis that could destroy the financial security for millions of Americans. Americans are scared – and the media are feeding that fear. They are skewing the news to scare Americans into voting against President Trump. So much is being covered about the virus and race that Americans are ignoring the real dragon on the horizon: a poor economy. Prior to Trump, everyone in the world w

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WND
8 lessons learned amidst the left's chaos

The last few weeks have provided plenty of support for the political positions traditionally espoused by conservatives. Some of the evidence is so painfully obvious it's hard to believe there could be any dispute about it. And yet, disputes there are. In fact, the divisions in this country seem deeper than ever. As we approach the November election and beyond, it is vital that we understand the lessons current events teach us about what we're facing in our future. Here's a short and (very) incomplete list: 1. Our governments are shockingly weak. COVID-19 has revealed that the twin pillars of

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Washington Free Beacon
Mississippi Passes Law Banning Abortions Based on Race, Sex, Disability

Gov. Tate Reeves (R., Miss.) signed the Life Equality Act into law Wednesday, banning abortion on the basis of a fetus's race, sex, or disability in the state of Mississippi. The bill, which makes sex-selective, race-selective, or disability-selective abortion a felony, passed Mississippi's state senate by a 33-11 vote and went to Reeves's desk after a concurrence from the state house. The  law's language mentions sex-selective abortions and abortions targeting genetic abnormalities as examples of "modern-day eugenics." Recent Stories in Issues Some Struggle To Buy Guns as Coronavi

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The Denver Post
The Spot: How an insurgent candidate grabbed the spotlight, the Mitch McConnell factor and more election news

For people, policy and Colorado politics What"s The Spot? You"re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox . I was in Aurora last September to cover a Beto O"Rourke rally when I spotted a woman in the crowd with a gun holstered to her side. Beto, as you may recall, ran for president on a platform that included mandatory confiscation of certain firearms. So the woman openly carrying a Glock really stood out in a crowd of people who supported the most outspoken gun-reform advocate in the 2020 Democratic presidential f

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Independent Journal Review
Top Republican on House Foreign Affairs Committee: Trump ‘Did Deserve’ to Know About Reports of Russian Bounties

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is suggesting President Donald Trump had the right to know about intelligence reports suggesting Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The co-host of Fox News" "America"s Newsroom," Trace Gallagher, asked McCaul to explain what one of the intelligence agencies means when it argues the Russian bounties intelligence is "not valid" and "not actionable." McCaul explained when the intelligence came out, one agency had a dissenting view about the credibility of the intelligence. A

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Independent Journal Review
As US Coronavirus Cases Soar, White House Touts Economic Recovery, ‘Safe’ Re-Openings

After days of record spikes in new COVID-19 cases and hospitals warning they could run out of beds, President Donald Trump"s White House on Thursday sought to convey that all was well in the battle against the coronavirus and touted efforts to get the U.S. economy moving again. Florida reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started. That followed a spike in the number of cases nationwide to nearly 50,000 on Wednesday, the fourth record rise in infections in the last seven days. The United States has now report

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NPR
Supreme Court Acts To Postpone More Controversies, From Mueller Report To Abortion

The decisions ensure none of these cases will be decided before the November election. (Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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Independent Journal Review
‘The President Himself Is a Hoax’: Pelosi Reacts to Trump’s Response to Alleged Russian Bounties Plot

President Donald Trump is receiving harsh criticism from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after he called reports suggesting Russia placed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan a "hoax." MSNBC"s Stephanie Ruhle suggested Trump has not said anything about Vladimir Putin or placing sanctions on Russia following the revelation of the intelligence. Pelosi chimed in listing other things Trump has called a hoax and ultimately called him one herself. "He uses a hoax because he"ll say this is a hoax and it"s a hoax that they are 24/7 trying to disrupt our election as they did in 2016,"

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WND
Supremes to address fight over Mueller's grand jury materials

U.S. Supreme Court The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to review a case to decide whether secret grand jury materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be given to the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee. The Mueller probe wrapped up after more than two years without finding evidence of collusion. But the House Democrats, who never have given up hope, are demanding access. The Washington Examiner reported  Thursday the court granted the request from the Department of Justice to review a lower court's decision that the materials must be given to the Democrats. The

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Washington Free Beacon
In Setback for Democrats, Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Sealed Mueller Evidence

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the Trump administration's bid to shield secret grand jury materials from House Democrats, all but ensuring that those records won't feature in the presidential election. The High Court previously blocked House Democrats from viewing the materials while it considered the administration's appeal, and that order will remain in place until Thursday's case is decided. Arguments will likely be scheduled near the end of the year, and a decision will follow some months later, long after the November balloting. Recent Stories in Issues Some Struggle

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Washington Free Beacon
D.C. Black Lives Matter Protest Turns Anti-Semitic

A Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday turned anti-Semitic as protesters began accusing the Jewish state of murdering children. "Israel, we know you; you murder children too," protesters chanted at one point, following this with alternating chants of "Black Lives Matter!" and "Palestinian Lives Matter!" Recent Stories in Issues Some Struggle To Buy Guns as Coronavirus Shutdowns Linger  Mississippi Passes Law Banning Abortions Based on Race, Sex, Disability In Setback for Democrats, Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Sealed Mueller Evidence

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Independent Journal Review
John Bolton Suggests Jared Kushner Is ‘the Second-Most Powerful Man’ in the Trump Admin

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is pointing to who he thinks is the second most powerful person in the Trump administration. The "second-most powerful man" Bolton is naming is not too far from the president, as it is President Donald Trump"s son-in-law, senior advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner . During an interview on the "Fox News Rundown" podcast Thursday, Bolton was asked his thoughts on Kushner and what influence Kushner has in the administration. "He"s the second most powerful man in the White House," Bolton responded. He added, "I think h

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Counter Punch
Biden Compared Indicted War Criminal to “George Washington”

In 2010, current Democratic Party presidential hopeful Joe Biden Jr. referred to Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Hashim Thaci as the “George Washington of Kosovo.” On June 24 th , it was reported that Thaci had to cancel a trip to Washington because of his indictment by the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity. These crimes ranged from murder, enforced disappearances and torture. The KLA stands accused furthermore of being criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders, whose victims included Serbs, Kosovars, Albanians and other political opponents. Previous reports had linke

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Counter Punch
Fear of Falling: Can Making Black Lives Matter Rescue a Failing State?

You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you’re about to crash hard and there’s no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that  feeling. I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I caught my toe on a curb and pitched forward. As time slowed down, I saw not my past, but my future, pass before my eyes - a future that would at worst include months of rehabbing a broken hip and at best a few weeks hobbling around on crutches. I was lucky. Nothing was broken and I’

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Counter Punch
Traditional Russophobia in an Unusual Election Year

Why would Russia pay Taliban troops to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan? “Russia has never gotten over the humiliation they suffered in Afghanistan," Nancy Pelosi explains helpfully, "and now they are taking it out on us, our troops.” The speaker of the House has perhaps forgotten that after 9/11 Vladimir Putin supported the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, even allowing NATO to transport equipment to Afghanistan through Russia. Moscow has maintained cordial relations with the Afghan government sponsored by the U.S. It does not want a radical Islamist regime in Kabul; Pelosi indeed refers to

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WND
Even Trump-hater Ana Kasparian is blasting NYT claims on Trump & Russian bounties

Look, I'm not privy to the same information that intelligence reporters for The New York Times are. However, I will say this much: When one of the cast members of "The Young Turks" is casting doubt upon your anti-Donald Trump article, it's perhaps time to rethink its premises. Ana Kasparian is the second-most famous host on the left-wing YouTube show; she's the one who didn't run for Congress or endorse legalizing bestiality on the show. (That'd be Cenk Uygur .) However, this being "The Young Turks," Kasparian is best known for her rants , including her famous "I'm f---ing better than you

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Washington Free Beacon
Pelosi Blames GOP for Russian Annexation of Crimea During Obama Admin

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday blamed Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Republicans, though the invasion took place on President Barack Obama's watch. Pelosi slammed President Donald Trump and Republicans for their alleged inability to face Russian aggression—and tied them to President Barack Obama’s appeasement of Moscow. "You just described, not only for the president, but the Republicans in Congress, dereliction of duty," Pelosi told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace. "Undermining our own elections, undermining our commitment to NATO, giving away the store, the base, in

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WND
Republicans told to unite behind Trump or face 'radicalized future'

President Donald J. Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum on Protecting the United States Lobster Industry on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead) [ Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics . ] By Dave Brat Real Clear Politics It’s time for all Republican lawmakers to unite behind President Trump unequivocally, especially as it is clearer than ever that the radical left poses an existential threat to our society that can only be defeated by a unified political movement this Nov

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WND
Obama's book delayed, my Obama book on schedule

To google "Obama memoir release date" is to get a good sense of the way Google's algorithms work to protect its chosen candidates. The first headlines date from May 2019. Virtually all articles follow the same formula as USA Today. Obama's book would not be released in 2019 as expected, which raises "the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign." Nowhere near the top of the queue are the most recent and relevant articles, such as this June 29 article from the Daily Mail with the lemonade-out-of-lemons headline, "Barack Obama's book will NOT be publishe

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Independent Journal Review
Biden Says New China National Security Law a ‘Death Blow,’ Weighs Sanctions

Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday threatened new economic sanctions on China if he is elected U.S. president, calling its new security law imposed on Hong Kong a "death blow" to the territory"s freedom. Biden, who has a lead in national opinion polls ahead of his Nov. 3 election fight against President Donald Trump, said Beijing was "acting with impunity" when it unveiled new laws for Hong Kong that would punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. "Beijing"s new national security law - enacted in secret and sweeping in scope

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Independent Journal Review
Pelosi Says Trump Has ‘Undermined Any Credibility He May Have Had’ Over Russian Bounty Reports

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Donald Trump during a Wednesday MSNBC interview, saying that Trump has lost any credibility after his response to reports that the Russians were offering bounties on American and British troops in Afghanistan.  On MSNBC, Pelosi said, “The president is intellectually unprepared, personally unqualified and ethically unfit to serve as President of the United States.” She continued, “He has undermined any credibility he may have had as commander-in-chief, if he could call a possible assault on our troops, our men and women in uniform by

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Independent Journal Review
Trump: US Intelligence Doubted Russia Urged Taliban to Kill US Troops

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not told about a reported Russian effort to get the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers because many U.S. intelligence officials doubted its veracity, a stance contradicted by four U.S. and European sources and by its inclusion in a widely read CIA report in May. "We never heard about it because intelligence never found it to be of that level. - ; This didn"t rise to the occasion," he told Fox Business Network. "The intelligence people - ; many of them didn"t believe it happened at all." The four U.S. and European government sources, who are fa

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Washington Free Beacon
Trump Admin Vows to Secure Permanent U.N. Arms Embargo on Iran

The United States will seek a permanent extension of an arms embargo on Iran that is set to expire later this year, setting up a confrontation at the United Nations with Russia and China, Iranian allies poised to block the Trump administration's efforts. The October expiration of the United Nations arms embargo on Iran was a key part of the Obama-era nuclear deal that blocked nations from exporting arms to Tehran. The Trump administration has vowed to keep the embargo alive and in recent months expended significant diplomatic capital preparing a U.N. resolution to accomplish that goal. Russia

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Washington Free Beacon
Losers for Biden: Romney Campaign Alums Abandon GOP for Joe

Former staffers from Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign are abandoning the Republican Party and working to elect former vice president Joe Biden. Micah Spangler, who worked as a Florida field director for Romney in 2012, is working with the Biden campaign to "cultivate a network of Romney alums that want to help elect Joe in November," according to an email Spangler wrote to solicit support for his deviant scheme. Recent Stories in 2020 Election Biden Trots Out Small Business Owner Who Got Thousands in Gov't Assistance to Argue Trump Isn't Helping Small Business

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WND
CNBC poll: Support for Trump, GOP senators falls in battleground states

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks to employees and guests Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour) By Andrew Trunsky Daily Caller News Foundation President Donald Trump is losing ground against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden both nationwide and in critical swing states, according to a CNBC poll released Wednesday. The poll shows the president down eight points against former vice-president Biden, who has 49% support overall. In Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the t

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Independent Journal Review
Nat’l Security Adviser: Trump Was Not Initially Briefed on Russian Bounties Because It Was ‘Uncorroborated’

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien came to President Donald Trump’s defense on Wednesday reiterating the administration’s claim that the president was not previously briefed on intelligence that said Russia placed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. O’Brien appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to address reports Trump was briefed on the intelligence months ago. O’Brien called the story “unfortunate” on “multiple levels.” He went on to argue there is no one more concerned about the American people and armed forces than Trump. O’Brien also claimed no one has been tougher

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The Denver Post
Lauren Boebert just won a huge upset. Who is she?

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert grabbed national headlines Tuesday with a stunning Republican primary win over five-term Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado"s 3rd Congressional District. The first question for some: Who is Lauren Boebert? Boebert, 33, is the mother of four boys and was previously best known as the founder, owner and manager of Shooters Grill in Rifle, where waitresses carry loaded guns and customers order the M16 burrito or the guac nine burger or the Swiss and Wesson. Boebert"s husband, Jayson, has worked his entire adult life in oil and gas fields, primarily in wes

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Pompeo Spars With Journalists Over Reports of Russian Bounties on US Soldiers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he will not get into details about reports that Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and suggested that some news organizations put lives at risk by reporting on the alleged bounties. During a press briefing on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked if he believed President Donald Trump should have been briefed on intelligence assessments that Russian operatives were putting bounties on U.S. soldiers. He fired back by suggesting that reporters were missing some context on the process officials go through w

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Washington Free Beacon
Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry

Gun sales once again set a new record for the month of June, but some retailers are reporting that the rush on guns and ammunition has drained their stock nearly dry. An analysis of background check numbers by industry analyst Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting released on Wednesday indicates that more than 2.3 million guns were sold in the United States during June. That's an increase of more than 145.3 percent over June 2019. It's also up from the 1.7 million estimated to have been sold in May, the 1.8 million in April, and just shy of the all-time monthly record of 2.5 million set back

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Vows to Veto Defense Act If It Includes Changes to the Names of US Military Bases

President Donald Trump is vowing to veto the $740 billion Defense Authorization bill if it includes an amendment by Sen. Elizabeth Warren"s (D-Mass.) calling for the renaming of military bases honoring the Confederacy. In a series of tweets shared on Tuesday night, Trump doubled down on his disapproval of removing commemorative assets honoring the Confederacy. The president also tweeted a racially-charged message targetting Warren and her amendment. He tweeted, "I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas" Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will l

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Washington Free Beacon
Fox News Fires Anchor Ed Henry Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation 🍌

Fox News fired anchor Ed Henry on Friday following an independent investigation into a former employee’s allegation of sexual misconduct. The former employee’s lawyer alleged Henry engaged in "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace." Fox hired an independent law firm to investigate the claim and suspended Henry, according to a letter from CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace. News broke Wednesday morning of Henry's firing. Recent Stories in Issues In Setback for Democrats, Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Sealed Mueller Evidence D.C. Black Lives Matter Protes

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Independent Journal Review
McConnell Urges Dem Lawmakers Not to Change Filibuster Rule

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging Democratic lawmakers not to make changes to the filibuster rule. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, the Kentucky lawmaker was asked about the possibility of Democrats changing the legislative filibuster rule if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins and Democrats are also able to win control of the Senate. McConnell described the possibility of the elimination of the legislative filibuster — a 60-vote threshold — as a mistake. “The important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you may not be in total con

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Independent Journal Review
Biden Vows to Release List of Potential SCOTUS Nominees

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to release the list of Black women being considered for potential Supreme Court nominations ahead of the upcoming presidential election.  At an event in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, Biden confirmed that he would be releasing the shortlist. “We are putting together a list of a group of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court,” Biden said after delivering critical remarks about President Donald Trump"s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. When asked about a specific timeline for the re

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The Denver Post
Colorado Supreme Court rules against Polis on signatures for ballot measures

The Colorado Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the governor"s executive order that sought to make it less difficult to get citizen initiatives on the ballot during the coronavirus pandemic. The court reversed a district court ruling in favor of the governor, ruling Wednesday that petitions for ballot measures have to be signed in person. That will make it harder for issue campaigns to collect 124,632 valid signatures in person by Aug. 3 during a time of social distancing. Initiatives with more financial backing and broader coalition support, such as a measure to fund a paid medical

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The Denver Post
AP Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken. Of late, though, it is increasingly clear there are things Trump won’t say - and they are tied to the most important issues of his presidency. Among them: Knock it off, Russia. Wear a mask, Americans. Systemic racism must end. None of the above are particularly bold or controversial messages. Modern American presidents of both parties have often sounded off against Russian aggression. They have amplified the advice of medical experts in public health emergencies like the coronavirus. They have used the b

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The Denver Post
5 takeaways from Colorado’s 2020 primary election

Tuesday"s statewide primary elections boasted record-high turnout and a short list of interesting contests in both parties. Here are hot takes on the results from members of The Denver Post"s politics team: The unexpected marquee race Colorado"s marquee matchup, watched closely in Washington, D.C., as well as here, was supposed to be the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate . But when the dust had cleared, it was a congressional election in western Colorado that proved most fascinating. Newcomer Lauren Boebert’s defeat of five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional Distr

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Independent Journal Review
Hopes Fade for Reform of Massive US Criminal Justice System

Despite a renewed focus on wrongful arrests and racial discrimination after the death of George Floyd, meaningful reform of the massive U.S. criminal justice system is unlikely ahead of the November election, politicians and activists say. The United States, where evidence points to COVID-19 tearing unchecked through some jails, has the world"s largest prison population and highest incarceration rate, studies show. A toxic relationship between some city police departments and their communities was highlighted by the May death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died after a white Minneapolis p

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Independent Journal Review
South Korea’s Moon Calls for US-North Korea Summit Before US Election

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official told reporters on Wednesday. Moon"s remarks were made during a video conference with European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday, during which he said another summit between Trump and Kim would help resume stalled nuclear negotiations. "I believe there"s a need for North Korea and the United States to try dialogue one more time before the U.S. presidential election," a presidential official q

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Washington Free Beacon
Bullock Joined Private PAC Fundraiser During Coronavirus Shutdown

Less than two weeks before Montana governor Steve Bullock assured voters that his Senate campaign would take a backseat to the state's coronavirus response, the Democrat joined a private fundraiser with a corporate-backed PAC during official work hours. According to an invitation obtained by the  Washington Free Beacon , Bullock attended a Moderate Democrats PAC fundraiser on April 17 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. MST. The event—which was open to the PAC's "Trustees and Executive Members" only—occurred while Montana was in statewide lockdown due to the virus. Bullock went on to extend his stay-at-ho

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Washington Free Beacon
Happy Pride! MSNBC Promotes Homophobic Blogger to Replace Misogynist Creep

MSNBC is no stranger to controversy . Nevertheless, the decision to mark the end of Pride Month by promoting a former homophobic blogger was unusually transgressive even for the middling left-wing network. The network's 7:00 p.m. weekday slot—once occupied by Chris Matthews, who resigned suddenly in March amid allegations of creepy misogynist behavior—was awarded to Joy Reid, the current host of AM Joy on MSNBC. Reid  refused to resign amid allegations that she authored a series of homophobic , Islamophobic , anti-Semitic , and pro-Trump posts on her old blog, "The Reid Report." Re

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NPR
When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back'

Congress has yet to pass a measure that would ensure a pay boost for people who have been asked to keep going to work during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. (Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images)

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Counter Punch
The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left

In her recently published memoir, Circle in the Darkness , the author and journalist Diana Johnstone recalls that only “a few decades ago, “the Left” was considered the center of opposition to imperialism, and champion of the right of peoples to self-determination.” Johnstone is part of a distinguished line of American expatriate writers, who, perhaps because of an objectivity conferred by distance, saw their country more clearly than many of their stateside contemporaries. Members of the club include William Pfaff who for many years wrote from Paris and the longtime Asia correspondent

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Counter Punch
Attorney General William Barr’s Insomnia

So far it’s only a rumor. But the word all over Washington, D.C. is that Attorney General William Barr has insomnia. No one should take it lightly, because insomnia is a medical condition with devastating effects on a person’s health, quality of life, and ability to make rational decisions. Several medical conditions may cause it, but I have an explanation for Barr’s alleged insomnia. Insomnia may lead some people to creativity. Franz Kafka had insomnia, and many people think this shaped much of this writing. This may not be the case of William Barr, though. Unless by “creativity” we mean th

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The Daily Stormer
So We’re Doing the Russia Thing Again, I Guess?

The New York Times this week published an op-ed by Barack Obama"s disgraced national security advisor Susan Rice entitled " Why Does Trump Put Russia First? " For those who may not remember, Rice was that root figure in the Russiagate scandal, having ordered Donald Trump"s campaign spied on by the FBI (and apparently the CIA) during the run-up to the 2016 election. I"m not going to go through all of the details of that right now, because it is honestly traumatizing to think about how stupid it all was, and I don"t think the reader cares to have it rehashed anyway, but the short story is

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WND
A George Floyd joke? Off with his head!

Kansas hasn't voted for a Democrat in presidential elections since 1964. From 1995 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2017, Republicans in Topeka held the iron trifecta of the governor's mansion, the state House and the state Senate. In 2016, Donald Trump walloped Hillary Clinton in this quintessential red state by a 57-36 margin. So why is it that, in 2020, a mainstream conservative Christian college student under fire by a violence-inciting campus mob can't find a single prominent Republican in the Sunflower State to uphold and defend his free speech rights? Jaden McNeil is a 21-year-old Kansas Stat

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The Denver Post
Colorado statehouse incumbents lead challengers in Jeffco, Denver

Sitting state lawmakers in the Denver area were leading their primary challengers Tuesday evening, though a Larimer County Republican appeared headed for defeat in her effort to move from the state Senate to the House. In the House District 22 race for the seat representing south Jefferson County, incumbent Rep. Colin Larson of Littleton had 56.4% of the vote compared to former Rep. Justin Everett"s 43.6% in the Republican primary, according to 11 p.m. results. The race has become a contentious one as part of a larger battle within the GOP over to what extent candidates should toe the part

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