Washington Free Beacon
Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Saturday reiterated past criticism of Facebook, despite paying the social-media giant hundreds of thousands of dollars for her reelection campaign. After winning a long shot 2018 primary, Ocasio-Cortez has been hailed in the press for her social-media savvy. On Saturday, she lamented the outsized role tech companies play in politics. Recent Stories in Politics Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can't Just Slander People'

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"The CIA whistleblower “scandal” is nothing of the sort. It’s about the constitutional power of the president to ma… https://t.co/jA7AM7biB5

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The Denver Post
Trump drops plan to host G-7 summit at his Florida golf club

WASHINGTON — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders" meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year. Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit at a private resort owned by his family. "Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020," Trump tweeted. He said his

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Hot Air
Report: De Blasio used City Hall staff on POTUS campaign

The press in New York City continues to pick through the carcass of Mayor Bill de Blasio"s failed presidential campaign and they"re still finding some interesting tidbits. (The national press isn"t showing much interest, likely because Hizzoner never got above zero percent in the polls.) One of the first things we learned was that the Mayor hired his son Dante and one of his college buddies to work on his staff as policy analysts, both earning an admirable salary. That probably wasn"t illegal, but now the New York Post has come up with an even more intriguing report that"s a bit more dubi

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Independent Journal Review
State of Emergency Announced in Chile. Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares. Javier Iturriaga del Campo, the general designated in charge by Pinera, told a news conference at Santiago's Moneda presidential palace in the early hours of Saturday that his troops would focus their patrols on the most conflict-hit areas&"; but would impose no curfew for now.&"; The recommendation for people is that they can go home to be with their

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Independent Journal Review
Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and crush the heads of terrorists&"; if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area were not fully implemented. Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a safe zone&"; Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border. On Saturday the fragile truce was holding along the border, with a few Turkish military vehicles cross

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Every real-life origin story for powerful American men pre 1960 is like “he was really good at baseball so we let him run the CIA”

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Washington Free Beacon
Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’

Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones accused Hillary Clinton of smearing presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) "with no facts." Clinton accused Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, of acting as a "Russian asset" on Friday. Jones dismissed Clinton's criticism as a "complete smear" that spread "disinformation." Recent Stories in Politics Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can't Just Slander People' Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With

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Judicial Watch President @TomFitton joins "@LouDobbs Tonight" and says "There is not one institution under our cons… https://t.co/X4q2NtzCL9

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Hot Air
State Department investigation of Clinton’s emails finds violations by 38 people

A State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton"s email server found that 38 people were responsible for "91 valid violations," i.e. instances of putting classified information on Clinton"s non-classified private server and thereby increasing the "risk of compromise." The investigation also found hundreds of other violations for which it could not assign fault : The investigation covered 33,000 emails that Clinton turned over for review after her use of the private email account became public. The department said it found a total of 588 violations involving information then or now deeme

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WND
The Trump/Russia collusion pendulum swing

There has been an interesting pendulum swing on the issue of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. After the investigation by Robert Mueller revealed there was no collusion, the spotlight shifted. The issue has now become: How did Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) courts justify issuance of warrants against the campaign's principals? The man assigned to this investigation, U.S. Attorney John Durham, has a history of fairness in conducting investigations for both parties. As his effort continues, two bitter ironies are worth noting. FISA courts we

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Hot Air
Dem snafu: Impeachment trial will force many 2020 hopefuls to spend several key weeks in Washington instead of campaigning

A nifty piece by BuzzFeed contemplating a major unintended consequence of the Democrats" pursuit of impeachment. The Senate"s rules when the president is on trial are clear: Attendance is mandatory. Mitch McConnell has already announced that the proceedings will run six days a week (Sundays are off) beginning each day at 12:30 p.m. ET and running until - ; who knows when. Conventional wisdom has it that House Dems will vote on impeachment before Thanksgiving and the Senate will take up the matter shortly thereafter, with the trial set to run throughout December. The first Democratic pres

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@republic It’s all hogwash , he suddenly faces action before every @UN & @FATFNews sessions & then is released soon… https://t.co/seTcCef3fe

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WND
Hillary's email scandal catches 38 in State Department

Hillary Clinton (Photo: Twitter) A letter dispatched to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, reveals a federal investigation found 38 current and former State Department officials violated government email regulations by using former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecure, private system. The Associated Press reported some of the individuals may face disciplinary action for 91 times instances in which classified information ended up in Clinton's personal email system. An investigation found the system likely was hacked by foreign enemies of the U.S. Of the 33,000 emails Clinton turned ov

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WND
Trump campaign threatens to sue CNN

(Photo: Pinterest) President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign is vowing to sue CNN in response to the revelations this week published by Project Veritas that the network's negative coverage of the president is motivated by CEO Jeff Zucker's "personal vendetta" as well as the strong political bias of employees. Trump attorney Charles J. Harder wrote in a letter to CNN, Zucker, and Executive Vice President David Vigilante that the network's years of anti-Trump coverage break its promise of "excellence in journalism," the Washington Examiner reported . The letter cited hidden-camera recordi

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Hot Air
Pelosi might be right about all roads with Trump leading to Russia, says … GOP congressman

Before I watched this clip, I knew exactly three things about Rep. Francis Rooney. 1. He"s a Republican in his second term in the House. 2. He"s loaded. 3. He"s the guy who once accused "deep state" agencies like the FBI of being off the rails and called on the heads of those agencies to "purge" them of their nefarious members. Not a man, in other words, whom you"d expect to find two years later allied with Nancy Pelosi in wondering whether the president isn"t a little too friendly with Vladimir Putin. Yet here we are. “Do you agree at all with the assessment then from House Speaker N

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@StatmanDave Ole is worryingly looking clueless, so much talk about youth, passion and energy but selections keep saying otherwise

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WND
Hillary 'closing in on 'end-stage TDS''

Hillary Clinton has taken "TDS," Trump Derangement Syndrome, to a new level, according to Twitter news aggregator Twitchy . "'She's completely lost it': Hillary Clinton's latest bizarre Russia ravings suggest she's closing in on 'end-stage TDS,'" the site said Friday after Clinton claimed Russia will back Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard as a third-party candidate to assure President Trump's re-election. In an interview on the "Campaign HQ" podcast hosted by David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008, Clinton also claimed that Green Party hopeful Jill Stein is a "Ru

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Washington Free Beacon
Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘Grooming’ Russian ‘Favorite’ Gabbard

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is preparing Russian "favorite" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) to run as a third-party candidate, Hillary Clinton said in an interview with the "Campaign HQ" podcast.  "I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," Clinton told podcast host David Plouffe. "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far." Recent Stories in Politics Jill Stein Sl

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@tyrconnal @rowanwcroft The likes of the CIA operate in the underworld so like it or not, they are part of it

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WND
Gabbard scorches CNN, NYT, calls claims of neutrality 'a joke'

Liberal outlets like CNN and The New York Times won't find a friend in 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who is calling the media groups out for their biased coverage. Speaking to Tucker Carlson in a Wednesday appearance on Fox News, Gabbard called the outlets' claims of impartiality "a joke." "As we saw in the days leading up to the debate last night, both The New York Times and CNN both ran hit pieces," Gabbard said. "For them to sit there and try to portray themselves as neutral arbiters, as objective and independent entities working with the DNC to carry out a legitimate debate

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CIA Recruitment on Campus Must End https://t.co/A0TWb740md

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Hot Air
Trump rally scare: Armed man in body armor taken away by Dallas police

Thursday night President Trump held a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The center was packed and it is reported that thousands of people were still outside hoping to get inside when the rally began. Also outside was a group of about 100 protesters angry about the troop pull-out in Syria. It was all fun and games until the armed man wearing body armor and a backpack headed toward the protesters. Dallas police moved in and arrested him, reportedly confiscating a pistol, gas mask, knee pads, mace, and a video camera. The youngish-looking man wearing an Incel Wars t-shirt

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Washington Free Beacon
Warren Facebook Ad Attacking Facebook for Running False Ads Is False

An ad the Elizabeth Warren campaign ran on Facebook attacking the social media platform for accepting false campaign ads from politicians was, in turn, false. The Democratic presidential candidate has long butted heads with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and promises to break up the social media giant if elected. Most recently, Warren has been critical of Facebook's policy to not fact-check  ads run by politicians. Recent Stories in Politics Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts' Sasse Slams San Francisco’s Travel Ban for Pro-Life States

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Hot Air
Hillary warns: Russians are grooming Gabbard for a third-party bid to get Trump re-elected

Russians Russians everywhere, and not a drop of vodka to drink . In an interview on former Barack Obama adviser David Plouffe"s podcast, Hillary Clinton offered what might be called the Unified Theory of Russian Interference in the 2016 election. Hillary warns that Tulsi Gabbard could launch a third-party bid on behalf of her Russian handlers in 2020 - just the same way that Green Party nominee Jill Stein did in 2016. On second thought, perhaps Hillary has had a little too  much vodka of late: Color WaPo analyst Aaron Blake unimpressed by Hillary"s conspiracy-theory rantings about e

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WND
Schiff attempt to strong-arm Volker backfires – exposes Schiff instead

When Kurt Volker testified before the House of Representatives behind closed doors on Oct. 3, the general consensus was that it wasn't going to be a great moment for the Trump administration. Indeed, the major headline from the leaked testimony thus far seems to have been that he indicated there were issues about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's involvement in the administration's policy in the country. According to Axios , Volker testified that the current ambassador, Bill Taylor, had issues with accepting the job due to Giuliani's involvement. He also reportedly called Democratic presidentia

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Washington Free Beacon
Dem Billionaire Who Hid Wealth Offshore Bets Big in VA

A billionaire who has drawn criticism for shielding his wealth in an offshore private fund has given Virginia Democrats $150,000 in the closing weeks of tight state elections. Jim Simons, who is estimated to be worth $21.6 billion , made a single donation of $150,000 to the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus on Oct. 11, making him one of the largest individual donors during the 2019 election cycle. He is the president of Euclidean Capital and the chairman of Renaissance Technologies LLC, a Manhattan hedge fund firm that manages more than $50 billion in assets. Simons reportedly owns a lux

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Independent Journal Review
Trump: ‘Radical Democrats Want to Destroy Our Country As We Know it’

President Donald Trump took aim at his Democratic opponents, during his rally on Thursday night, claiming that they want to destroy America as we know it&";: The radical Democrats want to destroy America as we know it. They want to indoctrinate our children and teach them that America is a sinful, wicked nation.&"; Watch his comments below var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_1210334_1", "obj": {"id":"12036","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"20191017GrabienDonald Trump727569","video":"479579","width":"662","height":"372"}}); He continued his charge saying Democrats want to shred o

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Hot Air
Reuters: Hunter Biden never worked in Ukraine in five years on Burisma’s board

No one has yet provided an adequate answer as to  how  Hunter Biden got a job on Burisma"s board, having absolutely no experience in either energy or Ukraine, apart from having a father serving as Vice President of the US. Reuters tries to unravel another mystery today - just what did Biden  fils do on the board once he got the job? "He was a ceremonial figure," one of their sources at Burisma tells their reporting team, one who never bothered to come to Ukraine at all in the five years he worked as a director for the Ukrainian energy company:  During his time on the board of one of Ukr

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Independent Journal Review
Venezuelan Assembly Member Challenges Bernie Sanders To Visit His Country for a Week Without Body Guards

Venezuelan Assemblyman, Jose Guerra, told PJ's Media's Nicholas Ballasy that he thinks Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) should visit his country to see first hand what's happening there: I suggest Bernie Sanders take a week and go to Venezuela without bodyguards and go to the street and speak with a cell phone and see what is going on.&"; Guerra said that politicians who refuse to label Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro a dictator don't understand the political situation in Venezuela: Maybe they misunderstand what is going on in Venezuela. It's a dictatorship. There's no power separat

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Hot Air
Adios, Amigo: Perry resigns as subpoena impeachment deadline looms

Turns out that Rick Perry won"t be sticking around as long as the Wall Street Journal thought. As the focus of the Ukraine-Gate probe falls on the so-called " Three Amigos " - Perry, Kurt Volker, and Gordon Sondland - Perry has decided to say  adios to Trump. Bloomberg suspects that Trump"s attempt to shift blame to Perry over the July 25th call to Volodymyr Zelensky might have provided the catalyst for his resignation: Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump on Thursday that he’ll leave the post this year. Perry, one of the administration’s original cabinet sec

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Washington Free Beacon
AOC’s Campaign Paid $200K to Firm Established by Justice Democrats Cofounder

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) campaign committee dished out more than $200,000 during the third quarter to Middle Seat Consulting, a firm established by a cofounder of Justice Democrats, the far-left group that propelled the freshman Democrat into office. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign hauled in $1.4 million in contributions and reported $924,349.64 in operating expenditures between July 1 and Sept. 30, its filings show. Middle Seat Consulting, a firm that " supports campaigns, organizations, and causes fighting for racial justice, climate action, immigrant rights, intersectional fe

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Independent Journal Review
Shells Still Fall in Northeast Syria Despite Pause Agreement

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize. Reuters journalists at the border heard machine-gun fire and shelling and saw smoke rising from the Syrian border battlefield city of Ras al Ain early on Friday, although the sounds of fighting later subsided by mid-morning. The truce, announced on Thursday by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, sets o

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Independent Journal Review
White House Acknowledges Strings Attached in Trump Withholding Ukraine Aid

President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim – debunked as a conspiracy theory – about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection. Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a quid pro quo&"; – a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor – for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House o

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Where’s the Beef With Billionaires?

Benedict Canyon, No. 3. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. And Now A Quiet Word…   ABOUT OUR DAMN FUNDRAISER We’re two-thirds of the way through it, and here at CounterPunch we’re getting first-hand testimony about the depth of the economic Depression most of us live in. Many CounterPunchers are rallying as they do year-after-year, but telling us times are tight. All we can ask is: give if you can and as much as you feel you can afford. We truly need every penny and every dollar to keep the show on the road.   Once again, let me direct your attention to the extraordinarily generous offe

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Counter Punch
Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Unfettered Capitalism To anyone who watched the latest Democratic presidential candidate circus (“debate”) without a right-leaning bias last Tuesday, there was a clear winner: the social democrat Bernie Sanders. Smiling and confident in the wake of his recent mild heart attack, the progressive Senator from Vermont spoke eloquently against American economic inequality so extreme that three obscenely rich U.S.-Americans possess more wealth between them than the nation’s bottom fifty percent. Sanders elegantly advanced his call for universal Medicare for All,

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Counter Punch
What’s So Awful About Foreign Interference?

Photograph Source: Ed - CC BY 2.0 The idea that our “democracy” is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don’t have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less – generally less - democratic elections. For the past five years or so, we have been told repeatedly that our “adversaries” – Russia and China, the enemies our military-industrial complex and our foreign policy establishment yearn for, along with “rogue” states like Iran - seek to demoralize us by i

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Counter Punch
Trump on the March

Photograph Source: Mike Maguire - CC BY 2.0 “Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” Elijah Cummings 1951-2019 “I, in my great and unmatched wisdom. ..” “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” – President Donald Trump tweets "[U]nprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government." – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 “[I]f Trump were cannier and more self-controlled, the march to autocracy might well be unstoppable.” – Paul K

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Counter Punch
Stop the Normalization of Concentration Camps

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair After dragging its feet for months, the Democratic Party has finally launched an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. While this is welcome news, there is a danger that we will become transfixed by the proceedings in Washington and stop organizing the resistance against Trump, especially against his racist war on immigrants and refugees. That would be a tragic mistake. We must not let him normalize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, arrests, internment of adults and, yes, children, in concentration camps, and mass deportation. Impeachment

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Counter Punch
Peace Restored in Ecuador, But is trust?

After ten people were reported killed on the streets of Ecuador, together with about 2,000 people injured and a large number imprisoned, an agreement was reached between the Lenin Moreno government and protesters against a controversial Decree 883 that had the footprint of the neoliberal austerity policies of the IMF. For the time being the “dialogue” that lead to the derogation of the decree has defused the danger of an escalation of the general strike that was looming over the Moreno administration. But for how long? It was a matter of time before the situation in Ecuador reached the point

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Counter Punch
Extorting Ukraine is Bad Enough But Trump Has Done Much Worse

Photograph Source: Office of Public Affairs - CC BY 2.0 Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?” “Well,” I replied, “in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge .” In fact, the U.S.-led forever wars begun under the Bush administration have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan (almost half a million by one respected estimate). And those are only directly caused, violent deaths. Several times

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Counter Punch
Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat

There’s a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That’s good. But there’s another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it’s time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us. The study, published this October in Science Advances , warns that “rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals” could rapidly cause a “global catastrophe.” It examines the possible repercussions of a nuclear war bet

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Counter Punch
The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Behind Abbas’ Call for Elections

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine - in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip”. The Palestinian leader prefaced his announcement with a lofty emphasis on the centrality of democracy in his think

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Hot Air
Romney: What we’ve done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain on American history

I - ; can"t help but feel that this lecture won"t be warmly received by most righties. And that the plainly obvious fact that Republicans would be annihilating a Democratic president who had overseen this Syria debacle won"t provide Romney with much of a defense. He goes on here for nine minutes but his points are simple. What we"ve done is dishonorable and weak, letting Turkey essentially dictate U.S. policy in Syria towards an American ally. It"s also difficult for him to understand why Pence and Pompeo weren"t sent to Turkey after Erdogan first told Trump on the phone that he was prepare

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Hot Air
Judge refuses to dismiss Virginia Roberts’ defamation case against Alan Dershowitz

Yesterday a judge refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre against attorney Alan Dershowitz. Giuffre has repeatedly claimed that she had sex with Dershowitz at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein. Dershowitz has denied those claims and called Giuffre a "serial perjurer" and a "serial prostitute." But Dershowitz asked that the defamation suit be dismissed on the grounds that he was merely repeating statements he"d made earlier : Dershowitz tried to claim that his 2018 and 2019 statements were just repetitions of the same comments he’d made in 2015, meaning the st

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Washington Free Beacon
Venezuela Wins Seat on U.N. Rights Council Despite U.S. Opposition

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying against it by the United States and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition. Recent Stories in National Security Romney: Syria Withdrawal ‘a Bloodstain in the Annals of American History' Venezuela Wins Seat on U.N. Rights Council Despite U.S. Opposition Pence Announces Ceasefire Deal With Erdogan to End Turkey's Syria Offensive In a sec

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Hot Air
Mick Mulvaney: Yeah, we withheld Ukraine’s military aid in part to pressure them to investigate the DNC server. Get over it.; Update: Murkowski “concerned”; Update: Mulvaney walks back

That was one of three reasons he gave for holding back the aid, the other two being Trump"s suspicion that Ukraine would spend it corruptly and his disgruntlement that Europe wasn"t matching America"s generosity. Notably, he doesn"t mention the Burisma/Biden investigation as a motive. But he does freely admit that the CrowdStrike server that Trump mentioned in his July call with Zelensky was part of the calculus too: “Did [President Trump] also mention to me in passing the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely—no question about that. That’s it, and that’s why we held up the money.

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The Denver Post
White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON - The White House acknowledged Thursday that it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country’s new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impeachment inquiry . Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Trump did nothing wrong in linking the aid to Ukraine’s investigation. He said the probe would simply be part of the Justice Department’s ongoing review of the 2016 election. House Democrats, who are investigating whether the president engaged in a political

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Hot Air
McConnell warns Republicans: Have a side of impeachment with your Thanksgiving turkey

Mitch McConnell has one message for his Senate Republican caucus on impeachment: This is no dream - this is really happening!* In fact, the Senate Majority Leader has begun briefing his colleagues on the process of a presidential  impeachment trial and the strategies needed to defend Donald Trump. The Washington Post reports that McConnell envisions the trial taking place as soon as Americans sit down to a turkey dinner: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators Wednesday to be ready for an impeachment trial of President Trump as soon as Thanksgiving, as the Senate began

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The Denver Post
Sondland says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. ambassador to the European Union said Thursday that President Donald Trump directed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he disagreed with the directive. Gordon Sondland’s closed-door testimony to House impeachment investigators was aimed at distancing himself from Trump and Giuliani’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Sondland said he was disappointed Trump instructed him to work with Giuliani, a directive that sidestepped the role of the State Depa

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The Denver Post
Colorado’s 2019 voter guide, a Pueblo surprise and House money races

As a transplant and a political junkie, I’ve had a little trouble wrapping my head around the idea of voting by mail. It’s not that I distrust the U.S. Postal Service. After all, we have drop boxes for ballots. It’s that going to the neighborhood rec center, church or school, standing in line with fellow citizens and getting my “I voted” sticker has been such a cherished tradition - one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my daughter, now 8. Mail-in ballots are beginning to win me over, however. I’m proud that Colorado has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the nation, and as a journalist I de

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Independent Journal Review
Key U.S. diplomat underscores role of Trump lawyer Giuliani in Ukraine scandal

President Donald Trump directed senior U.S. officials to talk directly to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about U.S. policy in Ukraine, stirring concern that the president was outsourcing foreign policy to a private citizen, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday. The envoy, Gordon Sondland, told lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry against Trump that he did not understand until much later&"; that Giuliani's agenda may have included a push for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. In a prepared testimony to the Democratic-led

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WND
Venezuela lawmaker dares Bernie to try socialism without his bodyguards

A member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, now in exile, encouraged Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to visit the South American country without bodyguards if he truly wants to understand what President Nicolás Maduro has done to the socialist nation. Assemblyman José Guerra was asked in an interview with PJ Media's Nicholas Ballasy what he thought of politicians like Sanders, who had declined  last spring to refer to Maduro as a dictator. (The senator has since  conceded  that Maduro is.) "Maybe they misunderstand what is going on in Venezuela. It's a dictatorship. There's no p

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WND
Biden feels the heat, launches attack on Warren

Joe Biden must be feeling the heat. After spending months atop the Democratic presidential primary pack by a comfortable margin, the former vice president is ceding ground to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to RealClearPolitics  -- and he clearly thinks it’s time to start hitting back. At a news conference Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, he did. In remarkably candid remarks a day after the fourth Democratic debate , Biden essentially accused Warren of lacking credibility, particularly when it comes to health care -- an issue Democrats think they own. And he took a veiled swip

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Hot Air
John Yoo: The Framers never would have wanted to see impeachment happen within a year of a presidential election

It"s strange to see a man of the right, which prides itself on following the constitutional text, divining a time constraint on impeachment that isn"t actually in the document. It"s not as if the Framers were unwilling to specify any limits on the impeachment power; it"s famously restricted to "high crimes and misdemeanors." Nor has Yoo"s view been the view traditionally taken by Congress. Various politicos pointed out last night on Twitter after this bit aired on Fox that Andrew Johnson was impeached in February of a presidential election year. Mitch McConnell had precedent to point to when h

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Hot Air
WSJ: Rick Perry says Trump told him to call Rudy Giuliani about Ukraine

The Wall Street Journal has a piece on Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and his involvement in Ukraine. A surprising twist emerges - President Trump instructed Perry to "visit with Rudy" about concerns the two had about corruption in Ukraine. During that "visit with Rudy", Perry was given three reasons why he and Trump were concerned about Ukraine"s commitment to fighting corruption. “And as I recall the conversation, he said, ‘Look, the president is really concerned that there are people in Ukraine that tried to beat him during this presidential election,’ ” Mr. Perry said. “ ‘He thinks t

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Independent Journal Review
Pence to urge Turkey to halt Syria offensive as threat of further sanctions loom

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will urge Turkey on Thursday to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation. Turkey's week-long assault has created a new humanitarian crisis in Syria with 160,000 civilians taking flight, a security alert over thousands of Islamic State fighters abandoned in Kurdish jails, and a political maelstrom at home for Trump. Trump has been accused of abandoning Kurdish fighters, who were Washington's main partners in the battle to dismantle Islamic State's self-declare

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Counter Punch
What Really Happened to American Socialism?

Despite the corporate hype, Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy are deeply rooted in the mainstream of our nation’s history. The lie that they’re “foreign ideologies” starts with the fascist assault Woodrow Wilson waged against them during and after World War 1. Their marginalization today by corporate Democrats and Trump Republicans is itself profoundly unAmerican. Here’s the reality (as explained in greater length in my new People’s Spiral of US History): In the decades after the Civil War, Robber Baron corporations captured the core of the American economy. Led by JP Morgan and Jo

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Counter Punch
American Brexit

Donald Trump may prove to be the ultimate Brexiteer. Back in August 2016, in the midst of his presidential campaign, he proudly tweeted , “They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!” On the subject of the British leaving the European Union (EU) he’s neither faltered nor wavered. That June, he was already cheering on British voters, 51.9% of whom had just opted for Brexit in a nationwide referendum. They had, he insisted, taken “their country back” and he predicted that other countries, including you-know-where, would act similarly. As it happened, Mr. “America First” was proven anything but w

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Hot Air
Beto: Yes, in case it isn’t perfectly clear, I’ll be sending cops to your door to take your guns

In case there was any doubt about the "consequences" for noncompliance that he had in mind last night at the debate, this clip should resolve them. Gotta give the guy credit: Somehow he found a gun-control position so radical that other Democrats were forced to tell him "dude, no" on national television. Did he really not foresee when he endorsed a mandatory gun buyback that he would be asked endlessly about implementation? He looks constipated here admitting that, yes, of course police intervention might be required in some cases. It"s called a "mandatory" buyback for a reason. What"s t

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WND
Media framed Russia to frame Trump

As late as 2015, no one would have predicted that within a year Russia would emerge as a monstrously subversive country hellbent on throwing the 2016 election to Donald Trump. No one would have predicted this scenario because it defied common sense. Russia had a proven pawn in Obama and a friend in Hillary. It did not need Donald Trump. The campaign to sell the Trump-Putin collusion scenario could not have worked had not the media shoveled tons of information down a Grand Canyon-sized memory hole. There was much to forget. Among the memories to be disposed of was the White House's courtshi

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The Denver Post
Trump dismisses Syria concerns and Dems walk out of White House meeting

WASHINGTON - Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a “meltdown,” calling her a “third-rate politician” and having no plan to deal with a potentially revived Islamic State group. Condemnation of Trump’s stance on Turkey, Syria and the Kurds was quick and severe during the day, not only from Democrats but fr

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Hot Air
Trump: You know, the PKK is actually worse than ISIS

I predicted a week ago that he would eventually start mouthing Turkish propaganda rather than admit that he"d made a mistake in bowing to Erdogan"s threat to invade northern Syria. He can"t acknowledge error even in small matters; he surely wasn"t about to cop to a major blunder which even cronies like Lindsey Graham were claiming would lead to the rebirth of ISIS. He"d lunge at any spin available to him that might conceivably justify his decision, even if it came from Turkish fascists. But I thought he"d limit himself to Turkish claims about how the invasion was going - few Kurdish casua

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Independent Journal Review
Historically Accurate Election Model Finds Trump Will ‘Steamroll the Competition’ in 2020

President Donald Trump looks poised to win a second term by a landslide, according to a new report released by Moody's Analytics. A new report by Moody's Analytics, which has correctly predicted all but one presidential election since 1980, says that Trump could easily win the 2020 presidential election by an even larger margin than his victory in 2016. The models found that Trump will win either 289, 332, or 351 Electoral College votes in 2020. The results are based on how consumers feel about the economy and their economic situation, stock market gains, and prospects for unemployment. M

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Hot Air
De Blasio hired his son for failed presidential campaign

Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has finally abandoned his unrealistic presidential bid, the press has the opportunity to begin sorting through the records of his campaign finance activities. Given the tepid flow of donations coming his way, there wasn"t much to sort through but there were still a few surprises. One of them, uncovered by the New York Post , was the revelation that Hizzoner had hired his son Dante for a couple of months to act as a policy analyst. Of course, he wasn"t in the race long enough for any of this to add up to a ton of money. Dante de Blasio, the mayor’s

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Independent Journal Review
Factbox: All the President’s Men – Supporting Actors in Trump’s Ukraine Scandal

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency. The scandal has also featured an extensive cast of Ukrainian officials. Here are some of the other main American players in the drama. RUDY GIULIANI Trump's personal attorney, a former New York mayor and 2008 presidential candidate, is a central figure in a scandal that has led to the impeachment inquiry. Acting indep

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Hot Air
Should Trump bail on the debates next year?

Our colleague Hugh Hewitt has a particularly hot take at the Washington Post this week having to do with the debates. But he"s not talking about the ongoing Democratic clown car shows like the one last night. Hugh is looking to the future and the general election debates between President Trump and whoever the Democrats wind up selecting. His suggestion is going to come off as a bit on the radical side. Rather than quibbling over the format or the location or who gets the first question, Hugh is suggesting that Trump simply announce that he won"t be participating. Unless, that is, some majo

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Independent Journal Review
Trump On 2020 Democrats: ‘NO WAY’ Any of Them Can Be POTUS

President Donald Trump took to Twitter the day after the fourth Democratic presidential debate to slam the presidential hopefuls after they spent hours attacking the president and laying out their vision for America. You would think there is NO WAY that any of the Democrat Candidates that we witnessed last night could possibly become President of the United States.&"; You would think there is NO WAY that any of the Democrat Candidates that we witnessed last night could possibly become President of the United States. Now you see why they have no choice but to push a totally illegal

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Officials Rush to Turkey as Moscow Advances to Fill Syria Void from US Retreat

The Trump administration dispatched its top officials to Turkey on Wednesday for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, while Russian troops swept into territory abandoned by Washington in a sudden retreat. Robert O'Brien, White House national security adviser since last month, arrived in Turkey aiming to meet Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expecting to meet the following day with President Tayyip Erdogan. The administration is trying to contain the fallout from Erdogan'

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Washington Free Beacon
Steyer Spends $6.5 Million Per Minute Of Debate Speaking Time

Billionaire presidential hopeful Tom Steyer spent $6.5 million for each minute of speaking time he received during Tuesday's Democratic debate. Steyer, who has been accused of buying his way onto the debate stage, spent roughly $47.6 million of his own money since entering the crowded primary field in July. He  garnered 7 minutes and 13 seconds of speaking time for his first debate. All told, Steyer spent just under $110,000 for each second he controlled the microphone. Recent Stories in Politics Biden Compares Warren, Sanders to Trump on Health Care Democrats Pile On W

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Hot Air
Pelosi: On second thought, we’re not ready to hold a full House vote authorizing impeachment inquiry

Joe Biden"s not the only Democrat with a coherence problem. Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi called a special press conference for what appeared to be a big announcement just before the fourth official DNC presidential primary debate. Many assumed that meant a dramatic change in the status quo, most likely a decision to proceed with a formal full-House authorization for an impeachment inquiry. Instead, Pelosi announced that no changes were necessary , and it only got stranger from there: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced after meeting with the House Democratic caucus on Tuesday that there will b

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The Denver Post
What you missed while not watching Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate

Here"s a minute-by-minute guide to standout moments from Tuesday night"s marathon faceoff between the leading Democratic presidential candidates. 2 minutes . The 12 candidates for the October Democratic debate are trotted out onstage in Westerville, Ohio, each true to type. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard wears her all-white suit. Businessman Tom Steyer has his Christmas plaid tie. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang is open-collar with a "MATH" pin – Make America Think Hard. 2 minutes . "Let"s begin," CNN"s Anderson Cooper says, before introducing a first question about impeachment. Everyone gets a chance

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The Denver Post
Trump picks Colorado Springs author of Illuminati books for education board

Provided by George Mentz George Mentz A Colorado Springs lawyer appointed by President Donald Trump to a federal education board is a prolific author of self-help Illuminati books whose education company has been accused of handing out certificates to undeserving applicants. The White House announced last week that Trump had nominated George Mentz to the Commission on Presidential Scholars. His nomination does not require Senate confirmation. “I’m extremely excited for myself, my family and Colorado,” Mentz said in an interview Friday. "I can’t tell you how happy I am. I’ve been an edu

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Independent Journal Review
Blood on His Hands: 2020 Democrats Slam Trump Over Syria

Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America's longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria. In the first Democratic presidential debate since Trump announced the withdrawal, the 12 candidates on the stage were united in painting the Republican president as reckless and a danger to American interests around the world. But some, including leading progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren, said if they were president they would also seek to

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Independent Journal Review
Highlights of the Democratic Debate: Warren Pile-On, Questions About Age

The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go. The Democrats used some of their harshest language yet against Trump in their first matchup since the launch of a congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe Biden. The unity gave way to some sharp clashes later in the debate over healthcare and a wealth tax. Democrats also found a new target: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has surged int

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Independent Journal Review
Democratic Front-Runner Biden Has Less Campaign Cash Than Top Rivals

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, significantly less than his top rivals in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, data released on Tuesday showed. While Biden leads most national public opinion polls, he has struggled to raise money and is relying heavily on wealthy donors who can write five-figure checks instead of smaller donations made via the internet. Biden raised $15.7 million in the third quarter, according to disclosures filed to the Federal Election Commission, ranking as the fourth highest fundra

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Independent Journal Review
At U.S. Democratic Debate, Warren’s Rise Sparks Fears About Her Agenda

The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday's debate in Ohio underscored her new front-runner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year. Time and again on Tuesday, the U.S. lawmaker from Massachusetts faced skepticism from her Democratic rivals about her leftist agenda, ranging from taxing the rich, to potentially costly universal government-run healthcare, to free college tuition. Moderates suggested Warren may not only be too liberal to seize the

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Counter Punch
How Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan

Photograph Source: Marsupium - CC BY 4.0 Turkey ’s Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan’s point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey’s military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces. It is unlikely that Mr Erdogan will risk taking on Syrian government troops, even if they are thin on the ground, if this involves quarrelling with Russia. In the seven days since he launched Operation Peace S

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The Denver Post
AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

WASHINGTON — Twelve Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a wide-ranging debate featuring the largest number of qualifying candidates on the same stage. Here"s a look at how some of their claims from Westerville, Ohio, stack up with the facts: JOE BIDEN: "I would not have withdrawn the troops, and I would not have withdrawn the additional 1,000 troops that are in Iraq, which are in retreat now being fired on by Assad"s people." THE FACTS: The former vice president is wrong. There is no evidence that any of the approximately 1,000 American troops preparing to evacuate fro

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WND
Beltway Bidenspawn-ship has its privileges

I wrote the book on the Obama administration's "Culture of Corruption" 10 years ago, including a thick and sordid chapter on the Beltway swamp creatures of the Biden family. See-no-evil liberals scoffed at my catalogue of back-scratching, shady Delaware deals and Wall Street funny money: What nepotism? What ethical lapses? What corruption? Now, Hunter Biden himself, the youngest son of former vice president and Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, finally admitted this week what Daddy's pooh-poohing pals have long (publicly) denied: "I don't think that there's a lot of things that

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WND
Tulsi Gabbard blasts CNN, NYT as 'despicable' in CNN debate on live TV

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted the "mainstream media" during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate for suggesting she's an asset of the Russian government. Gabbard's comments came in answer to a question about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw some U.S. troops from the region surrounding Syria's northern border with Turkey. That action was followed by Turkey's launching a military offensive in the region. Some have accused Trump of abandoning America's Kurdish allies in the area. Gabbard criticized Trump's decision. But she also came down hard on those who have supporte

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WND
Impeachment by the numbers

It is becoming clearer that Democrats (and a couple of anti-Trump Republicans) might actually impeach the president in the House of Representatives. Democrats are the majority. Democrats control the committees. Nancy Pelosi controls the agenda. They can probably vote to impeach Trump without another thing being done. They have the numbers in the House. But what happens when it goes to trial in the Senate? This obvious fact has been pointed out many times before now: 67 senators are required to remove a president from office (2/3 of the Senate). Only 45 senators are Democrats, while 53 are Re

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WND
Free trade means no free speech in the NBA

Once upon a time, professional sports were popular entertainment free of political correctness, where fans and players could be themselves and say whatever they liked. Colorful basketball stars like Dennis Rodman spoke their mind on and off the court, and fans loved it. But then Nike, a liberal corporation based in Oregon, essentially took over the National Basketball Association (NBA). The $8 billion business of the NBA became beholden to the $40 billion business of Nike, as sports journalist Jason Whitlock astutely observes. Nike makes sports shoes, but it is so well connected that it

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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics Daily: A Self-Funding Chaos Factor Joins the Debates

Today in Politics Tom Steyer could shift the center of gravity in the Democratic presidential race as others run out of money. (MEG KINNARD / AP) A New Factor at the Democratic Debate: Impeachment Twelve Democratic presidential candidates squeeze onto one stage tonight outside of Columbus, Ohio, for a fourth primary debate. It’s these candidates’ first such encounter since the whistle-blower report that launched an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, accused of pressuring Ukraine to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son Hunter. Here are a few thing

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Hot Air
Are you ready for … the AOC action figure?

A company that boasts of "a pretty good track record of spotting real-life heroes in the making" is crowdsourcing for money to manufacture an action figure to pay tribute to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. There is already a bobblehead of AOC from another company. Sandy from the Bronx is a 30-year-old freshman member of the House of Representatives. A mere nine months into her life as an elected official, she is headed to becoming a legend. At least that is the claim from FCTRY, a company that creates action figures "inspired by big political names". A Kickstarter campaign has begun to

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WND
Giuliani's message to House Dems: Pound sand

(Image courtesy Pixabay) Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, has confirmed he won't submit to a subpoena from House Democrats who have launched an impeachment inquiry based on the president's telephone conversation with the president of Ukraine. The Gateway Pundit characterized  Giuliani's response as telling "the Democrats to pound sand." The subpoena was issued two weeks ago for documents related to Giuliani's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Hunter and Joe Biden. The three Democratic chairmen of the Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees demanded in

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WND
125 House members want to censure Adam Schiff

At least 125 Republicans have co-sponsored a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for his "parody" of the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president that triggered the Democrats' impeachment inquiry. In a hearing last month, Schiff characterized "the essence" of Trump's message to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as: "We've been very good to your country. Very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what, I don't see much reciprocity here. "I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though and I'

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The Denver Post
Former White House aide: John Bolton called Giuliani a “hand grenade”

WASHINGTON - National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani’s back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a “hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up,” according to a former White House aide. The testimony from Fiona Hill in the impeachment inquiry is among what could eventually become dozens of closed-door depositions as House Democrats work methodically to pin down the details in Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine. Investigators heard Tuesday from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, who was a

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Washington Free Beacon
Warren Knocks Dem 2020 Field for ‘Hobnobbing With the Rich’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) called out her fellow presidential candidates for "hobnobbing with the rich and powerful" and doubled down on her pledge to spurn big-money fundraisers. "If Democratic candidates for president want to spend their time hobnobbing with the rich and powerful, it is currently legal for them to do so — but they shouldn't be handing out secret titles and honors to rich donors," she wrote in a Medium post . Recent Stories in Politics No, Elizabeth Warren Will Not Tell You Whether Your Taxes Will Go Up Former Dem Senator Feels Nostalgia for Day

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WND
Trump spanks ABC for airing 'really gruesome FAKE footage'

President Donald Trump issued a strident rebuke of the mainstream media Monday after ABC News aired fake video in its coverage of the Turkish invasion into northern Syria. The outlet had shown supposedly exclusive footage of a massive bombing carried out by the Turkish military in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday night on "World News Tonight" and Monday morning on "Good Morning America," according to Breitbart News . Technology news publication Gizmodo would later reveal, however, that ABC had actually attempted to pass off footage of a massive, staged 2017 explosion at Knob Creek Gun Range in We

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WND
CNN didn't disclose audience member who set Warren up for viral soundbite was max donor

It was a viral moment for Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- and it didn't involve the reveal of a dodgy, ill-starred DNA test that haunted her campaign for months. On both of those counts, it was a win. During the questioning at last week's CNN LGBT-themed town hall meeting, an audience member -- Morgan Cox, the chair of the board of directors of the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign -- tossed the Massachusetts Democrat a batting-practice pitch. He gave Warren a hypothetical situation: "A supporter approaches you and says, 'Senator, I am old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between on

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Democrat Warren Rejects Money From Big Tech, Bank Executives in White House Bid

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that she will not accept campaign contributions of more than $200 from executives at large tech companies, big banks, private equity firms or hedge funds, escalating her quest to eliminate the influence of moneyed interests on her campaign. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who has made anti-corruption efforts a focus of her White House bid, has called for a breakup of big tech companies and recently attacked Facebook's political advertising policies. She had already sworn off holding big-ticket fundraisers. The Wh

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