Hot Air
Livestream: Trump launches 2020 reelection campaign in Orlando at 8 p.m. ET

Reports from inside the building are that the atmosphere is - ; Trumpy. Some Q bros in at the Trump rally in #Orlando . There are so many Q people here pic.twitter.com/75kdRd79gi — Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) June 18, 2019 “A demonic network that has been united against President Trump needs to be broken in the name of Jesus” - prayer from Paula White pic.twitter.com/STDz7vF95v — Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) June 18, 2019 One Trump fan was lined up outside the arena with his lawn chair at 9 p.m. on Sunday night to try to ensure a front

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This is your daily reminder that disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan still has his security clearance Whoe… https://t.co/wdr8QPC1U3

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WND
Deep State tempts Trump to wage war

The media attention on Middle East violence had the effect of goading President Trump to send American soldiers to the region. But he should resist this temptation to become the world"s policeman. The U.S. must not be drawn into another conflict in the Persian Gulf – regardless of any overhyped provocation. President Reagan patiently stood by as Iraq and Iran had an all-out war against each other from 1980 to 1988. These conflicts halfway around the globe are never-ending. Henry Kissinger famously said about the war between Iraq and Iran, "It"s a pity they both can"t lose." We should pro

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Independent Journal Review
Cruz Lays Out What He Thinks the Basis Is for Removing Social Media Posts Like Doctored Pelosi Video

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is answering where he thinks the line is drawn on doctored posts being removed on social media when it comes to free speech. A doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that shows the speaker seemingly slurring her words went viral in May on Facebook, as well as YouTube and Twitter. At The Washington Post's third annual Free to State summit on Thursday to discuss the First Amendment, the Republican lawmaker noted what he believes is the basis for when a doctored video should be taken down. At the end of the day, free speech is messy,&"; Cruz sai

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Hot Air
Here we go: Trump may live-tweet the Democratic debates

Not 24 hours ago, WaPo ran a story about how frustrated House Democrats are that they can"t get away from him. They try to talk about health care - and suddenly there"s news about a new tariff. They try to talk about their big ethics bill - and there"s a bulletin about Russiagate. Even when they"re talking (reluctantly) about impeachment, they"re apt to be thrown off by some major new immigration policy or whatever that Trump is rolling out. And of course there"s always, always a tweet. They can"t get a word in edgewise in the news cycle. They"re constantly, endlessly reacting to whateve

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Washington Free Beacon
Kentucky Dem Compares Potential McConnell Challenger to O’Rourke

Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.) compared a top potential challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to failed Texas Senate candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke on Tuesday. Yarmuth, the only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation, likened Amy McGrath to O'Rourke if she becomes the party's standard-bearer against McConnell in 2020. McGrath made a well-funded bid to unseat Rep. Andy Barr (R., Ky.) in Kentucky's Sixth District in 2018, although she fell short. "I think Amy’s probably the first target of the [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee]," Yarmuth said on C

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We must never forget how Kavanaugh lied his way onto the Court, on the back of a fake FBI investigation and a parti… https://t.co/ZmQ7GG6Oli

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Washington Free Beacon
Chicago Democrat Who Attended Biden Fundraiser Charged With Fraud

Former Chicago alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno was formally charged Tuesday in connection with a false police report he allegedly filed in January, according to NBC5 Chicago political reporter Mary Ann Ahern. The charges for fraud and obstruction of justice come less than a week after Moreno attended a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Chicago on June 12th. In January, Moreno called police to report his Audi A6 stolen, and notified his insurance carrier. In February, Chicago police pulled over his girlfriend Liliya Hrabar driving the car and arrested her on char

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Deep State actors are getting very nervous now that the true origins of the Russia probe are coming to light.… https://t.co/L4IowakP3M

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Independent Journal Review
RNC Chair Sums It Up as Trump Supporters Flock to FL Rally: ‘No Democrat Can Match That Enthusiasm’

Republican National Committee ( RNC ) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel summed up the amount of support President Donald Trump is already getting ahead of his campaign kickoff rally in Florida. Droves of people started lining up in Orlando, Florida, nearly two days in advance of Trump's Tuesday rally, where he will officially launch his 2020 presidential re-election campaign, including some former Dems&"; who camped out to support&"; the president, as IJR Red previously reported . The president touted the large amount of support for his re-election rally, claiming that there were over 100,000

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About the investigation of Russian interference in the election! As any president would. Stop the gaslighting crap. https://t.co/NZPZp8zU9V

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Independent Journal Review
The 2020 Twenty — Bill Weld

This is IJR's third segment of The 2020 Twenty. We're asking every 2020 presidential candidate 20 questions on their plans, policies, outlook, and background as well as some lighter ones to help our readers get to know the people and their personalities as they compete to run the country. There are several Republicans who have criticized President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the only candidate trying to stop the president from the same side of the aisle. The 2020 election will not be the first time Weld's name will appear on a ballot against T

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WND
Aide: Hillary's top adviser helped me set up private email

A former Bill Clinton aide claimed in a sworn deposition that he worked with top Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin to set up the secretary of state"s unsecure email system, contrary to Abedin"s testimony. Justin Cooper, who registered the domain name for Hillary Clinton"s private clintonemail.com, was testifying in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by government watchdog Judicial Watch against government entities. Cooper said Abedin was his primary contact regarding the choice of the domain name, which he recalled being registered in January 2009. However, in a 2016 Judicial Wa

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John McAfee
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@LarryandJoeShow 8:15 ok? I am running from CIA tails at the moment.

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Independent Journal Review
Federal Officials Want Conway Ousted for Hatch Act Violations ― They Had a Different Response to Obama Admin

Federal officials at the Office of the Special Counsel have been making a lot more noise about the Hatch Act since President Donald Trump took office. The Office of the Special Counsel — which is unrelated to Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller — recommended that President Trump remove Kellyanne Conway from her position as special counsel to the president. Conway led President Trump's 2016 campaign, making her the first woman to successfully lead a presidential campaign to victory. She was called out by the Office of the Special Counsel for violating the Hatch

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Washington Free Beacon
California Democrat From Swing District Comes Out for Impeachment

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (Calif.), who flipped a long-held Republican district in the 2018 midterm elections, voiced her support Monday for opening impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. "After weeks of study, deliberation, and conversations with Orange County families, I’ve decided to support an impeachment investigation of the President," Porter said in a video posted on her Twitter feed. Special Counsel Robert Mueller "presented extensive evidence of obstruction of justice that requires continued investigation by Congress," Porter added. A protege of Sen. El

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@GOP Trump(R) Refused To Apologize To The Exonerated Central Park Five: "There Are People On Both Sides Of That"… https://t.co/Y2HigbUUn0

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WND
U.S. State Dept.: 15 people broke rules in Hillary email scandal

Hillary Clinton at the American Federation of Teachers Union on July 13, 2018 (Video screenshot) The State Department found 30 instances of mishandling of classified information by 15 people related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton"s private, unsecure email system. The Washington Times reported the department said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, that 15 people "got write-ups" placed in their security files over the issue. The notations "could affect future attempts to gain security clearances," the paper said. The full review of the matter is not completed, but so

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Do politicians get in the way of law enforcement? @CIA @NSAGov @FBI @DNC @GOP @WhiteHouse

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Washington Free Beacon
Tillis Challenger: Impeach Trump Even Though It Doesn’t Matter to Voters

Cal Cunningham, a North Carolina businessman challenging incumbent Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) for Senate as a Democrat, endorsed impeachment despite admitting that it's not an important issue to voters. A video from America Rising shows Cal Cunningham saying he supports an impeachment query even though "the most effective way" to hold the administration accountable is by voting it out. He added that he has not heard from any voters that impeachment matters. The host asked Cunningham if he thought the House of Representatives should impeach President Trump. "2020 is an election year. Probably th

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@CBSEveningNews @edokeefe @parscale @MajorCBS That's because they are counting on Russian interference.

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Hot Air
Julian Castro says Kellyanne should go, defends own Hatch Act violation

Double standard, much? During his recent town hall on Fox News Channel, Julian Castro commented on the recommendation by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that Kellyanne Conway should be fired from her job in the White House. The finding of the OSC is that Kellyanne violated the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a federal law that restricts the political activities of some federal employees. The OSC, a federal watchdog, claims that more than once Kellyanne crossed the line, though she has attended ethics training sessions and was given documents that covered the restrictions in the act . Th

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Iran says CIA spy network dismantled as tensions ratchet up https://t.co/WEcalqs9XK

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Washington Free Beacon
Booker Supporters Criticize Record as Newark Mayor

Past and present supporters of Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) had sharp words for his record as Newark's mayor in a new profile of the presidential hopeful, saying his tenure "left a bitter taste." Booker served as Newark mayor from 2006 to 2013, then moved to the U.S. Senate after winning a special election in 2013 and a full term in 2014. He gained national attention while mayor for his active social media use and made-for-TV acts like saving a woman from a burning home and shoveling a resident's driveway, but his own supporters had reservations about how he ran the city. Augusto Amador, a Ne

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@realDonaldTrump Although the FBI investigation (not democrats) was serious and productive, Republicans DID make up… https://t.co/9mqgOEUjC1

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@SenSchumer @senatemajldr Chuckles, we all know Hillary-ous and the DNC BOUGHT Russian interference! We also know… https://t.co/vSWsQ2CYpI

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Independent Journal Review
Ex-Trump Aide Hicks to be the First Star Witness for House Committee

Hope Hicks , once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, becomes on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a probe into possible obstruction of justice by Trump. Democrats who control the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee believe Hicks can provide important insights into troubling chapters of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and Trump's efforts to interfere with the investigation. She's our first fact witness,&"; said Jamie Raskin

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Trump denies firing his 'wonderful' defense chief https://t.co/GAitsDGeSx

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Independent Journal Review
In Battleground State of Florida, Trump to Launch Reelection Campaign

President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies. At an evening rally in Orlando, Florida, Trump, who has long made it known he is running for re-election, will begin making his case with gusto for a second term. The Trump of 2020 will most certainly bear a strong resemblance to the Trump of 2016 – brash and eager to bash his Democratic opponents and promote tough policies on trade and

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@DeeDeemac1027 @realDonaldTrump Funny how you didn’t mention an FBI investigation into an allegation that he “punch… https://t.co/GqvjX4PJdf

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Washington Free Beacon
Bolton: China Continuing Cyberattacks on Government, Private Networks

China is continuing cyberattacks against government and private sector networks aimed at obtaining intellectual property to support China's military buildup and economic modernization, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says. Bolton said that as a result, the United States is going on the attack against Chinese and other foreign hackers using new authorities outlined in a recently signed presidential memorandum. Asked if China has lessened intellectual property theft through cyberattacks, Bolton said: "No. I think this is one of the reasons why one of our priorities here was t

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Oprah Interviews The Exonerated Five | When They See Us | Netflix https://t.co/m0ZAaRfGb6 @LindseyGrahamSChttps://t.co/1GSVxLpMgh

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Counter Punch
Trump’s Evidence About Iran is “Dodgy” at Best

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The crackpot president of the  United States of America has so snarled up the gangplank to truth these past 29 months that no matter how much “evidence” he and his crew produce to prove that the Iranians have been trying to blow up oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman – or not quite blow them up – the pictures have a kind of mesmeric quality about them. Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration photos were edited to “prove” that there were more supporters on the Washington Mall than actually went there. And now his administration, anxious to prove that the Iranians ar

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Counter Punch
Catch 2020 – Trump’s Authoritarian Endgame

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a version of events quickly challenged by Iran and the owner of the tanker. These accusations are reminiscent of similar charges lobbed at the Iranian regime in May, with some in the press naturally drawing parallels to the propaganda surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which in 1964 facilitated the disastrous American involvement in Vietnam. Alarmingly, Pompeo clarified he considers the 2001 Authorization for Use of M

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Counter Punch
Opposition Research: It’s Not Trump’s Fault That Politics is a “Dirty” Game

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair In a June 12 interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, President Donald Trump freely admitted that he would listen to foreigners offering him "dirt" on his political opponents: "I think you might want to listen, there isn"t anything wrong with listening - ;. Somebody comes up and says, ‘hey, I have information on your opponent," do you call the FBI?" Unsurprisingly, critics from both major parties pounced on Trump"s statement, condemning it on grounds of morality, patriotism, and law. Equally unsurprisingly, those critics are wrong in (at least) t

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Counter Punch
The False Prophets Cometh

A church was burned in Massachusetts; historically black churches were burned to the ground in Louisiana; a church in Georgia was the scene of a horrific mass shooting; worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh were gunned down; a gunman attacked worshippers at a synagogue near San Diego. Readers aren’t being catapulted back in some sort of time machine to the U.S. of the 1950s or 1960s when four girls lost their lives while at a morning religious service in Birmingham, Alabama, and three civil rights workers were tortured and murdered in rural Mississippi during Freedom Summer when they return

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Counter Punch
Bolton Wants to Fight Iran, But the Pentagon Has Its Sights on China

The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have cited suspect intelligence data to justify elaborate war preparations. On May 13th, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan even presented top White House officials with plans to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East for possible future combat with Iran and its proxies. Lat

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Counter Punch
If Trump’s the Symptom, Then What’s the Disease?

Don’t try to deny it! The political temperature of this country is rising fast. Call it Trump change or Trump warming, if you want, but grasp one thing: increasingly, you’re in a different land and, whatever happens to Donald Trump, the results down the line are likely to be ever less pretty. Trump change isn"t just an American phenomenon, it"s distinctly global. After all, from Australia to India , the Philippines to Hungary , Donald Trumps and their supporters keep getting elected or reelected and, according to a recent CNN poll, a majority of Americans think Trump himself will win a

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Hot Air
Dems’ new strategy to defeat executive privilege: Subpoena randos!

Question: What can Congress do to get around claims of executive privilege while pursuing dreams of impeachment? Answer, via Politico -   subpoena randos . Oh sure, they"re famous randos, of course, necessary for garnering the headlines that the House Judiciary Committee craves, but legally speaking about as relevant as calling John Dean to talk about Watergate. Which, of course, they"ve already done : Democrats investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice are eyeing a new strategy to break the president’s all-out oversight blockade: calling witnesses who never worked in the

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WND
Congress takes aim at IRS cash confiscations

(Image courtesy Pixabay) The U.S. Senate has voted to curtail the nearly unchecked ability of the Internal Revenue Service to confiscate cash from someone, make a few allegations but never file any charges and then keep the money. Called forfeiture, it"s been in the news lately in several egregious cases. The U.S. Supreme Court warned in an Ohio confiscation case earlier this year that states must follow the Constitution"s ban on excessive fines in such situations. It is the Institute for Justice that is talking about the Senate"s approval of a bill adopted by the House that is being sent

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WND
Kellyanne Conway: Just the latest target of the left

Kellyanne Conway has been constantly humiliated since her husband (to use the term loosely), George Conway, was not offered the position of solicitor general at the U.S. Department of Justice. His vicious tweets defame the president she loyally serves. Even though Kellyanne is no longer even a member of the District of Columbia Bar, having let her registration lapse, she has been subjected to a vindictive bar complaint before Bar Disciplinary Counsel, filed by 16 leftist law professors, one of whom even serves on the bar"s hearing disciplinary committees. Her crime? She commented on cable new

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Washington Free Beacon
Biden: Obama ‘Had No Time to Explain the Affordable Care Act’

Joe Biden claimed Monday that former President Barack Obama had "no time to explain the Affordable Care Act" because of the volume of problems he encountered in his presidency. The former vice president's comments were off the cuff, but they still belied the fact that Obama campaigned for re-election in 2012 on his signature health care law, also known as Obamacare, and held countless town halls and speeches about it before and after its passage in 2010. Those remarks included constant promises that no one would lose their preferred doctor or insurance under the law. Biden was one of 10 Demo

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WND
Facebook to introduce new cryptocurrency

(Image courtesy Pixabay) Facebook is expected to provide details on Tuesday of a virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, it plans to launch next year. The plan is to make cryptocurrency payments mainstream, with the endorsement of governments and financial giants, Agence-France Presse reported . According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is setting up a consortium called "Libra" along with more than a dozen companies, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber. Each company will invest about $10 million on the project. Mark Mahaney, a Wall Street Analyst at RBC Capital, said in a resea

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Hot Air
More SCOTUS: You’d better believe there’s no double jeopardy issue between sovereigns

A year ago , the Supreme Court granted cert in an appeal from Terance Gamble in what appeared to signal a willingness to expand the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy. Gamble got prosecuted by Alabama and by the federal government over essentially the same offense, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Would the court finally rule that the increasingly federalized nature of law enforcement made double prosecutions unconstitutional? Uh,  nope . The 7-2 decision by the court might even raise questions as to why they granted cert at all: The Supreme Court on Monday reaff

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WND
Trump: 'Obama had to know' about campaign spying

Headlines on Monday about a short outtake from George Stephanopoulos" ABC News interview with President Trump were remarkably similar. CBS said "Trump rebukes Mick Mulvaney for coughing." CNN"s headline was "Trump chastises Mulvaney for coughing." The Washington Post wrote that "Trump, a self-professed germaphobe, told his chief of staff" to leave. And Newsweek said, "Donald Trump told his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to leave." Trump apparently told Stephanopoulos to start over a question-and-answer segment because his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, had coughed during his answer. "If you"r

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Low Ticket Sales Sink Broadway Show About Bill and Hillary Clinton

It looks like the American people were not interested in seeing a Broadway production about former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . The Clintons were the focus of a new play, Hillary and Clinton.&"; The production of the show cost $4.2 million and earned a Tony nomination for Laurie Metcalf, who portrayed Hillary Clinton alongside actor John Lithgow. While nominations and high production value could signal success, that was not the case for Hillary and Clinton.&"; According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter , the show failed to sell tickets,

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Matthews’ advice to Dems: Maybe stop sneering at pro-life “lowbrows”

How can Democratic presidential hopefuls beat Donald Trump in the states that matter? Chris Matthews offers them some advice before their first debate, which will take place next week in a series of one-on-one matchups . The MSNBC host told  Morning Joe earlier today that perhaps they can stop being snobs about voters who live outside the urban-academia bubble - especially when it comes to abortion. To be clear, "lowbrows" is not Matthews" description of pro-life voters. It"s his description of how Democrats view them - ; and everyone else outside that bubble: "Trump played the life

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Collins Claims ‘Smears’ From Pelosi Are More Divisive Than the Impeachment She’s Trying to Prevent

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for continuing to bash President Donald Trump while avoiding impeachment proceedings. As IJR previously reported , Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have been trying to reel in their fellow Democrats as the calls for impeachment continue to grow following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller . Many Democrats believe that Trump obstructed justice and is worthy of impeachment. While big-name Democrats are on board the impeachment train, the rest of the country

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Gingrich Back Trump’s Claim That Obama Knew About Russia Probe ‘Set-Up’: ‘Virtually Impossible’ He Didn’t

Former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) backed up President Donald Trump's claim that the probe into his 2016 presidential campaign was a set-up&"; and that former President Barack Obama knew about it. During an interview on Fox & Friends&"; Monday morning, Gingrich defended the president's claims, saying this whole episode&"; was close to insane&"; and it was unlikely that Obama did not know about the tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton the week that the FBI [was] going to interview his wife for potential felony charge

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Egypt’s Ousted Islamist President Mursi Dies After Court Hearing

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said. Mursi, a top figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013 after barely a year in power following mass protests against his rule. The public prosecutor said he had collapsed in a defendants' cage in the courtroom shortly after speaking, and had been pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50 p.m.

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Poll: More Americans Fear Big Government Than Big Tech

A new Fox News poll shows that Americans are more concerned about big government than powerful technology companies. While debates over big tech and socialism dominate headlines leading into the 2020 election, when asked what they believe to be "a greater potential threat to the country's future," 58 percent of the 1,001 registered voters polled said big government, with 35 percent saying big technology companies, with 7 percent saying they don't know. The poll has a margin of sampling error of ± 3 percentage points. Politicians from both parties have recently raised concerns with big tech

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Most Voters Doubt Impeachment Will Happen, Want Dems to Spend Less Time Investigating Trump: Poll

According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of American voters don't believe that President Donald Trump should be impeached, despite calls from Democratic lawmakers to start the impeachment process. Forty-eight percent of voters believe that Trump should not be impeached based on the evidence presented in the Mueller report. Although some Democrats are pushing to start an impeachment inquiry, 56% of voters polled said it is not at all&"; likely the president will be impeached. Another issue that voters have is the amount of time that Democrats have spent investigating the White Hous

1 day ago.

Hot Air
WaPo: Don’t look now, but Pelosi’s winning on impeachment

To paraphrase  War Games , the only way to win impeachment is not to play. Nancy Pelosi apparently agrees, and that"s no WOPR according to the WaPo , which reports all quiet on the impeachment front, at least for now. Is it because House Democrats respect Pelosi, or fear her?  Yes : As pressure has mounted in recent weeks on House Democrats to move more aggressively against Trump, Pelosi has demonstrated the firm grip she wields over her caucus — quashing, at least for now, the push for impeachment. It is a command that colleagues say is drawn from a deep well of respect for the political

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
War Crimes Murder Trial of Navy SEAL Due to Start in San Diego

Jury selection was set to begin on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher , a decorated career combat veteran, has denied all the charges and says he is wrongly accused. He could face life in prison if convicted in the trial arising from his 2017 deployment to Mosul, Iraq. The proceedings in a military courthouse at U.S. Naval Base San Diego are due to last thr

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Trump trolls media (again) about serving more than two terms

If you keep serving this President fat softballs across the plate, he"ll keep on swinging. It"s impossible to tell when liberals are being serious or intentionally hyperbolic sometimes, but plenty of them have suggested that if Donald Trump either loses his next election or completes two terms, he might refuse to leave office. Despite the obvious flaws in this "plan" based on both the 22nd Amendment and, well - ; just the way the system works, the President decided to pick up that ball and run with it yesterday, tweeting that people might demand he stay longer . And how can you disappoint you

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Democracy Faces a Global Crisis

Photograph Source: Presidenza della Repubblica If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries didn’t just serve to rotate the elite from the conventional parties. Voters went to the polls and elected outsiders who promised to transform their political systems. That demonstrates that the system, that democracy itself, is not rigged in favor of the “deep state” or the Bilderberg global elite — or the plain vanilla leaders of the center left a

1 day ago.

NPR
Former First Lady Leads In 1st Round Of Voting In Guatemala Presidential Election

Sandra Torres, who is now divorced from former President Álvaro Colom, is leading a field of nearly 20 candidates. She has promised to invest heavily in health care, education and agriculture. (Image credit: James Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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The Denver Post
High court, chief justice face upcoming tests

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. began the Supreme Court"s term last fall seeking to assure the American public that his court does not "serve one party or one interest." He will end it playing a pivotal role in two of the most politically consequential decisions the court has made in years. One initiative is to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, which has fueled a partisan showdown on Capitol Hill. The other could outlaw the partisan gerrymandering techniques that were essential to Republican dominance at the state and congressional level over the past decade. The politically

1 day ago.

WND
Again? Professor of 'psychiatry' claims Trump 'a danger'

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee, a Yale faculty member who repeatedly and unashamedly has announced a psychiatric diagnosis for President Donald Trump even though she"s never met him, and who previously has condemned him as unstable, dangerous and in need of being locked up, is at it again. This time the member of the Yale department of psychiatry gave an interview to a writer expressing blatantly anti-Trump comments at Salon. Chauncey DeVega sets up his Salon article by asserting that the report from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller presented to the nation a set of "damning" facts: "Donald Tru

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The Daily Kos
A community read: the Mueller report

2 days ago.

WND
Tessio Republicans: Worse than Democrats?

Later this week, I will be relaunching my weekly "Tessio Tuesday" video series, in which I feature a "Tessio Republican." Inspired by Sal Tessio from "The Godfather" who intentionally betrays the Corleone family, a Tessio Republican is one who intentionally betrays America First voters – working families, small business owners and fed-up Republicans and conservatives – as well as principles of nationalism, constitutional liberties, free markets and common sense. To identify the Tessios, look for these three traits: Regurgitates debunked Democrat and DMIC (Democrat Media Industrial Complex

2 days ago.

WND
AOC warns: 'Very real risk' of Trump win

(FOXNEWS) — In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office in January, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is "very real risk" President Trump will win re-election in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also "quite real." The comments struck an unusually defensive tone for the 29-year-old progressive firebrand, as Democrats seek to winnow their large list of 23 presidential contenders. The post AOC warns: 'Very real risk' of Trump win appeared first on WND .

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Even Beto O’Rourke Is Calling out Biden for His Policy Flip-Flops

2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) blasted his primary opponent former Vice President Joe Biden (D) for his flips on key policy issues. During an interview with CNN's State of the Union,&"; O'Rourke — who lost to Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm elections — went after Biden for his flipping on major policy issues, such as the pro-life Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is in danger. Within

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The Huffington Post
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Hammers Trump On Mueller Report: ‘Did You Read’ It?

The president called the TV host a "little wise guy" for correcting him.

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Blasts Russia Investigation as ‘a Set-Up,’ Claims Obama ‘Certainly Must’ve Known About It’

President Donald Trump claimed that the investigation into the alleged conspiracy between his 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government was a set-up&"; and that former President Barack Obama certainly&"; must have had knowledge about it. In a portion of an interview with ABC's George Stephanopolous that aired on ABC This Week&"; on Sunday, the president discussed former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying that he believed the investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign was a set-up&"; after the probe found no collusion.&"; There was no crime. There's no co

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Independent Journal Review
O’Rourke Says Congress Should Impeach Trump Even If Americans Don’t Want It, Claims Politicians Know Better

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) claimed that Congress should impeach President Donald Trump even if the American people are against it. Although Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been pumping the brakes on impeachment, many Democrats have been calling for President Trump to be removed from office because of the findings of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, even though Mueller didn't find evidence of criminal conspiracy and refused to move on obstruction of justice. One reason Pelosi has been hesitant on impeaching President Trump is the political damage tha

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The American Thinker
Robert Mueller: A Scary and Mendacious Man

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WND
Pew: Illegal-alien population booms in red states

(Breitbart) The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals. Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years. The post Pew: Illegal-alien population booms in red states appeared first on WND .

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Independent Journal Review
‘Our Message Was There’: ‘Squash Amash’ Rally Organizer Is Confident Impressive Turnout Stuck It to Him

The organizers of the Squash Amash&"; rally believe they got their message across, boasting of over 300 people&"; in attendance at the afternoon event to protest Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). The Michigan Trump Republicans held their Squash Amash&"; rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday to protest against the congressman over his calls to impeach President Donald Trump — the only Republican to back the idea thus far. Speaking with IJR Red on Saturday, Michigan Trump Republicans co-founder Diane Schindelbeck reflected upon the event, saying the group knew&"; their message was n

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Hot Air
Impeach Trump Day: Rashida Tlaib answers MoveOn’s “moral clarion call”

What to do, what to do? It is both my birthday and Impeach Trump Day so you can see my dilemma. Do I celebrate my birthday or do I rally for the impeachment of President Trump? Just kidding. These people are desperate dead-enders. The usual suspects are coming together Saturday to vent their frustration that almost 63 million people voted for a different candidate than the one they wanted to occupy the Oval Office in November 2016 and they are still unable to accept that reality. MoveOn and By The People, along with 20 partner organizations, are staging more than 140 events across the coun

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Independent Journal Review
Democratic 2020 Candidates Court South Carolina’s Black Voters

Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state. South Carolina, which will host the fourth nominating contest next year, will be the first state where a significant proportion of the Democratic electorate – about 60 percent – is black. In a crowded Democratic field, the candidates are aiming for strong performances to show their messages resonate with black voters in the sta

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WND
Study shows cops are policing for profit

A new study from the Institute for Justice reveals that policing for profit, the use of forfeiture programs, has "no meaningful effect on crime fighting" but is "strongly linked to worsening economic conditions." "These results suggest law enforcement agencies pursue forfeiture less to fight crime than to raise revenue," IJ said. The report, called "Fighting Crime or Raising Revenue?" finds the nation"s biggest forfeiture program doesn"t help police fight crime, but they use it to boost revenue, "in other words, to police for profit." It looked at local crime, drug use and economic data f

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Hot Air
ABC: Trump’s own internal polling in March showed him trailing far behind Biden in battleground states

It makes me laugh how sensitive people get about bad polling this far out, and by "people" I mean you-know-who. A few days ago the Times reported that "After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win, even though he is also trailing in public polls from key states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania." He didn"t like that: - ;..The Fake (Corrupt) News Media said they had a leak into polling done by my campaign whi

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WND
So long, Sarah, no more lying on taxpayer's dime

(The Nation) - The just-announced departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders means very little. It’s not like she’s conducting the daily briefing; she stopped doing that more than three months ago. Reporters say the briefing room, which once bustled with jousting journalists and administration figures every single day, is now dusty and forlorn—a metaphor for the state of truth and justice under the Donald Trump administration. Sanders lied so routinely it’s tough to make a list of her greatest hits. One big one came out in Robert Mueller’s report, when she told reporters she’d h

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Hot Air
Dem representative sets Air Force One makeover into a nosedive

Will it happen or won"t it? President Trump decided that Air Force One was in need of a makeover in July 2018 and his vision includes a major new paint job to the plane"s exterior, along with some gold-plated fixtures. Trump has visions of a super-patriotic look to this iconic American symbol recognized around the world. Trump personally sat down with the CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, to make sure the best deal was negotiated for two 747s slated to replace the Air Force One currently in use. It was a $4 billion sale for the pair of them. The look of the current plane, though, is apparent

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WND
Schiff's FBI witnesses make stunning admission

(Gateway Pundit) House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff on Wednesday dragged out two FBI witnesses who just happen to be Comey and Mueller sycophants to testify in a hearing about Mueller’s report. The two witnesses, Robert Anderson and Stephanie Douglas, both worked under then-FBI Director Robert Mueller and Nunes did a great job on Wednesday exposing their selective outrage. The FBI witnesses were left speechless when Nunes asked them if it’s normal to have an FBI informant (Christopher Steele) who was paid by the FBI to investigate Trump’s campaign while simultaneously being paid by the Clinton

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Washington Free Beacon
Planned Parenthood To Grill Democratic Candidates About Records On Abortion

Planned Parenthood will host a forum in late June with major Democratic presidential candidates where the candidates will face one-on-one questioning about their stances on abortion. The candidates will be individually questioned for 15 minutes apiece about their support and records on abortion and access to contraception, The New York Times reports . 16 of the 23 Democratic candidates will attend the forum on June 22 in South Carolina, and more are expected to join. Major names already attending include Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I., V

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Hot Air
The liberal think tank trying to break up Big Tech

Politico published an interesting story today about a think tank called the Open Markets Institute. The group only has about a dozen employees but it has connections to some of the leading candidates for president on the Democratic side, especially Elizabeth Warren who has been a fan of the group since 2016. The basic complaint being pushed is that Big Tech, i.e. Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc., need to be broken up the way that Standard Oil was broken up a century ago. And the reason, at least the one that seems to be on everyone"s mind, is the election of President Trump : Open Markets bel

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Reverses Course, Says ‘Of Course’ He Would Report Foreign Interference

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed course over whether he would report any foreign interference in a political campaign to U.S. law enforcement, telling Fox News in an interview he would, of course,&"; contact authorities. In an interview with ABC News earlier this week, Trump had said he would accept assistance from a foreign entity looking to interfere in U.S. politics, saying there was nothing wrong&"; with it. He also told ABC he disagreed with FBI Director Christopher Wray's position that political campaigns should report suspicious communications from foreign government

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Independent Journal Review
Trump: Ex-Lawyer McGahn ‘May Have Been Confused’ in Russia Probe

Former White House lawyer Don McGahn may have been confused&"; during his testimony as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Friday. Trump, in comments to ABC News, rejected the account of McGahn, a key witness in Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by Trump or his associates. Asked why McGahn would lie to U.S. investigators — a federal crime — Trump said: He wanted to make himself look like

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Hot Air
Trump: I never ordered McGahn to fire Mueller

Did Don McGahn lie to Robert Mueller - or did he just assume Donald Trump wanted Robert Mueller fired? Trump floated both of those possibilities to George Stephanopoulos in the latest clip featured by  Good Morning America from their one-on-one interview. "I was never going to fire Mueller," Trump declared, "I never suggested firing Mueller," and his former White House counsel"s testimony "doesn"t matter": . @ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he never suggested firing special counsel Robert Mueller—and what ex-White House counsel Don McGahn told Mueller “doesn’t ma

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The Huffington Post
Trump: What Ex-White House Lawyer McGahn Told Mueller ‘Doesn’t Matter’

Trump also said that he never told Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, despite McGahn's testimony.

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Counter Punch
Trump’s Trade Threats are Really Cold War 2.0

Photograph Source: PAS China - Public Domain President Trump has threatened China’s President Xi that if they don’t meet and talk at the upcoming G20 meetings in Japan, June 29-30, the United States will not soften its tariff war and economic sanctions against Chinese exports and technology. Some meeting between Chinese and U.S. leaders will indeed take place, but it cannot be anything like a real negotiation. Such meetings normally are planned in advance, by specialized officials working together to prepare an agreement to be announced by their heads of state. No such preparation has tak

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The Grist
The problem with Biden’s plan to push China on climate

When former Vice President Joe Biden released his climate policy plan last week, he was the first presidential candidate to vow to use U.S. foreign policy to address the climate crisis. In his 22-page climate plan , Biden dedicates section three to “Rallying the rest of the world to address the grave climate threat.” But he seems less concerned with “the rest of the world” as he does one particular country. Biden’s plan mentions China by name 13 times. The following day Washington Governor Jay Inslee, fellow-2020 hopeful and self-proclaimed climate candidate, released part three of his

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Washington Free Beacon
The 2020 Battle Begins

The 2020 campaign begins in earnest next week in Florida, when Donald Trump officially launches his reelection bid. On June 26, 20 Democratic candidates and five moderators hold the first of two nights of debates. Where do things stand? According to the polls, President Trump starts at a disadvantage. He has 44 percent approval in the Real Clear Politics average, with a net disapproval of 9 points. The most recent Quinnipiac poll has the major Democrats defeating Trump. The margins range from Joe Biden's 13-point victory to Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker's 5-points. Another recent Q

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Counter Punch
Mainstream 101: Supporting Imperialism, Suppressing Socialism

In Cormac McCarthy’s consummate work of apocalyptic dread The Road , about a perished world, the narrator dreams of life with his former bride, a mere memory come to haunt his cold nights. Yet rather than embrace such crepuscular balms, he finds them suspicious. “He mistrusted all of that. He said the right dreams for a man in peril were dreams of peril and all else was the call of langour and of death.” I imagine this is how neoliberals think about socialism. As a call of langour and death. Fearful of being gulled by fantasies, they resist idealistic barnstormers with the same intensity wit

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Counter Punch
Whither The Trump Paradox?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the border rapists, drug dealers, and gang members. Also: rev up America’s ambient Islamophobia, “dog whistle” support for the “alt-right,” pander to Evangelicals, and give crony capitalists anything and everything they

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: In the Land of 10,000 Talkers, All With Broken Tongues

Mexican wolf. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + This seems like a big deal to me, but then I don"t get out much: The world’s seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly three species a year since 1900. + From 2001 to 2017, the Pentagon"s emissions totaled 766 million metric tons, according to a new Brown University report . That makes the U.S. military by far the world"s largest single source of CO2 emissions. + The planet’s carbon concentration jumped 3.5 parts per million last year—more than twice as fast as it grew as recently as the 1980s and 50% faster than the average

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Counter Punch
It Can’t Happen Here: From Buzz Windrip and Doremus Jessup to Donald Trump and MSNBC

It"s my sort, the Responsible Citizens who"ve felt superior because we"ve been well-to-do and what we thought was ‘educated," who brought on the - ;Fascist Dictatorship - ; * Doremus Jessup, a liberal and social democrat, reflecting ruefully from an American fascist prison in Sinclair Lewis"s novel It Can"t Happen Here (1935) There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. * Buffalo Springfield, 1966 Sinclair Lewis’s widely read and semi-satirical 1935 novel It Can"t Happen Here resonates chillingly with current events in the United States. Published as fasc

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Counter Punch
The Climate Counter-Offensive: Secrecy, Deception and Disarming the Green New Deal

Photograph Source: ISS Expedition 23 crew - Public Domain There are things we are not supposed to know and the corporate controlled news industry is not going to tell us. Totally absent from the obedient media is one of the most important stories of all time: war creates climate change . The story of how this knowledge has been repressed is essential to understanding how the government and military are at the heart of climate counter-offensive and what it will take to stop them. The Government Rules by Force, Fraud and Deception The information blockade starts with the military itsel

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Counter Punch
How SDS Imploded: an Inside Account

Fifty years ago, this June, the Students for a Democratic Society held its last united National Convention. It was torn apart by ideologically driven factions, each claiming to have the only correct approach for saving America. Ironically, SDS was initiated by the anti-authoritarian, but socialist oriented, League for Industrial Democracy. Al Haber, SDS’s first president, encouraged it to work with any group that was seeking social change. It may be unpopular to say, but extremism from within SDS destroyed it, not the government or the rightwing. Sure, they would have liked to see that happen

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Counter Punch
Green New Deal “Climate Kids” Should Hijack the Impeachment Conversation

Turning Wasteful Loss into Brilliant Gain—While Having Juvenile Fun A wise old political adage says, “When you’re ‘splainin’, you ain’t gainin’.” We need a new, ad hoc version to wake up “climate kid” supporters of an existentially crucial Green New Deal, now sitting politely bored—as through their principal’s speech—while Democrat elders crowd them off stage with their heated-but-trivial Mueller-based debate on whether or not to impeach Trump. I propose this: “When they’re ‘splainin’, you ain’t gainin’.” It’s frankly depressing to see passionate, idealistic kids hold still like resp

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Counter Punch
To St. Petersburg With Love

I"m on the 250 km/hour train hurtling from Moscow to St Petersburg when it suddenly clicks in my mind. My apologies for being so stupid, but despite regular trips to Russia over many years I have only suddenly got it – I too have been brainwashed about Russia by Western politicians, media and authors, like nearly everyone else. What I noticed in Moscow and what I’ve seen in St Petersburg on previous trips is that, yes, I am, indeed I am, in a normal Western big city environment. Both cities are grand in different ways. St Petersburg, with its museums, palaces, great churches, canals and river

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WND
Hey, Biden! Here are some scandals you forgot

"Know what I was most proud of?" presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd on Wednesday. "For eight years, there wasn"t one single hint of a scandal or a lie." In an era where every presidential tweet is an existential threat to democracy, there are probably plenty of people who believe this myth. Off the bat, though, it should be mentioned that even liberal fact-checking outfit PolitiFact once awarded Barack Obama the "Lie of Year" for misleading the American people about his technocratic health care plan. Obama"s most famous lie, of course, upturned millions of lives. Without it, it"s

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