Washington Free Beacon
Perdue on Democratic Opponent: ‘I Don’t Think It Matters Who They Put Up’

Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) expressed confidence about his reelection hopes Monday, saying he didn't think it mattered who the Democrats nominated because they'd embrace a far-left agenda. During his visit to West Point, Ga., to tour a Kia manufacturing plant, the CBS-Columbus affiliate asked Perdue about his possible challengers in 2020. Among them is Teresa Tomlinson, the former two-term mayor of nearby Columbus, but Perdue didn't mention her name when asked about the opposition. Recent Stories in Politics Perdue on Democratic Opponent: ‘I Don't Think It Matters Who They P

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The Denver Post
Colorado Democrats split among Sanders, Biden and Warren, first state poll says

It"s a three-person race in Colorado for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the first 2020 poll of the state"s voters, but four of the five current leading contenders would beat President Donald Trump. Among the Democratic candidates, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won Colorado"s 2016 caucus, leads with 26% support, according to the Emerson College poll released Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden comes in a very close second with 25%, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third with 20%. The margin of error is 4.8%. Colorado"s own U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet received just 1%

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WND
Justice: Trump's decision to end DACA lawful

(Fox) The Justice Department submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court Monday that stated President Trump acted lawfully when he decided to end the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA in September of 2017, according to a new report. The Department of Homeland Security, “correctly, and at a minimum reasonably, concluded that DACA is unlawful,” Justice Department lawyers wrote in a brief submitted to the Supreme Court late Monday. The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in November. A ruling is expected in the presidential election year, putting the high court at the center o

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Independent Journal Review
Jill Biden Tells Voters to ‘Swallow a Little Bit’ to Elect Biden Even If Other 2020 Dems ‘Might Be Better’

Even if other candidates might have better policies, former second lady Jill Biden is urging voters to consider voting for her husband and 2020 Democratic primary contender Joe Biden because he'll beat&"; President Donald Trump . The former vice president's wife offered an electability argument, telling voters to swallow a little bit&"; on Monday during a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire: So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don't know, healthcare than Joe is, but you've got to look at who's going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a littl

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Counter Punch
Biden’s Complicity in Obama’s Toxic Legacy

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair According to recent polling data, former Vice President Joe Biden has a two-to-one lead over his next closest rival in the Democratic primary contest, Bernie Sanders. According to a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, Biden has 34 percent support from registered Democratic voters compared to 17 percent who support Sanders. This will surely embolden those in the establishment wing of the Democratic Party who claim that a moderate, centrist figure like Biden stands the best chance of defeating Trump next year. Of course, this is completely contradicted by the outcome of t

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Washington Free Beacon
Democrats’ Gun-Policy Plans, Explained

Jockeying for attention in a packed primary, Democrats running for their party's 2020 nomination have rolled out expansive gun-control proposals. The Washington Free Beacon tallied which candidates support which plans and examined the evidence for and against the measures supported by the most candidates. Gun control has been a major feature of the 2020 primary discussion. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) ran his failed campaign on his proposal to ban and confiscate certain guns. Other contenders, like Sen. Corey Booker (D., N.J.), released comprehensive proposals months ago. The convers

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Washington Free Beacon
U.S. Tests First Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Since INF Withdrawal

The U.S. military conducted the first test of a ground-launched cruise missile since the United States withdrew from the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia this month. The flight test of the missile took place Sunday afternoon from San Nicolas Island, off the coast of Los Angeles. Recent Stories in National Security U.S. Tests First Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Since INF Withdrawal North Korea's Kim Oversaw the Test-Firing of New Weapon Again Secret Service Clears Streets Near Israeli Embassy Following Reports of ‘Suspi

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Washington Free Beacon
Former Google Chair’s Data Firm on Payroll of Top Dem Presidential Campaigns

A data firm backed by Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, is now on the campaign payroll of nearly every top Democratic presidential contender, Federal Election Commission filings show. Schmidt, who in June stepped away from his post at Alphabet, but continues to have a pipeline to Google's leadership by acting as a technical adviser to its board, helped Civis Analytics round up $22 million shortly after the 2016 elections. Schmidt also aided Hillary Clinton's campaign through another tech startup during that time. The former Google chair is a

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Counter Punch
The Mythology of the Stock Market

Photograph Source: Katrina.Tuliao - CC BY 2.0 The stock market enjoys a mythological place not only among mainstream media types, but also among many progressives. For some reason this measure of expected future corporate profits is taken as a measure of economic well-being. The fact that the media obsesses over the stock market hardly needs to be mentioned. If there is one item about the economy that we can be sure will be repeated every day, it is the movement in the Dow or the S&P 500. And, needless to say, an upward movement is good news and a downward movement is bad news. But the

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Counter Punch
Is Hong Kong Important? For Whom?

Hundreds of thousands in the streets of Hong Kong protesting the anti-extradition bill for now over ten weeks; thousands closing down the busy international airport; an influential British parliamentarian proposing to return UK citizenship to Hong Kong residents; Chinese students supporting the government and those supporting the protesters clashing in foreign countries; videos showing Chinese armored personnel and troop carriers moving closer to the border with Hong Kong threatening a military intervention. Is any of this important, or is it merely an internal Chinese affair? While there ha

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Counter Punch
Monroeism is the Other Side of Jim Crow, the Side Facing South

Presentation before the Forum of São Paulo, Washington DC, on July the 20th, 2019 This Forum of São Paulo of Washington DC marks a significant step forward in building North-South solidarity on behalf of economic and social justice throughout the hemisphere and respect for the sovereign equality of nations. The Forum comes on the heels of the defense of the Venezuelan Embassy by the Embassy Protection Collective. It takes place amid growing nationwide direct action by the NeverAgainIsNow movement and allies to shut down the concentration camps and restore dignified treatment of Central Ameri

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Hot Air
Graham: IG report on Russiagate will be “ugly and damning”

Will it, or will it be the GOP"s equivalent of Mueller-mas? Lindsey Graham is in position to take an educated guess and do some strategic expectations-setting ahead of the inspector general"s report release next month. Instead, Graham told viewers and Fox News Channel"s Maria Bartiromo yesterday to buckle up because Michael Horowitz will issue an "ugly and damning" report about the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the entire Russiagate affair. At least, that"s what will happen eventually, Graham promises ( via RCP ): SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: Well, you"ve got three lanes here. You have wh

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The Denver Post
Nikki Haley warns of socialism as she rallies Republicans for Cory Gardner

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, preparing for the fight of his political life, called in some cavalry Monday afternoon, hosting a campaign meet-and-greet with Nikki Haley. The Republican senator from Yuma and the former U.N. ambassador from South Carolina sat in chairs on an event space stage for an hour, engaging in a friendly question-and-answer session meant to get Republicans engaged for Gardner"s re-election next year. "All eyes are on Colorado, because it is the pulse of the country," Haley told the crowd. "All of the media and everyone else is going to tell you, ‘It

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WND
Judge orders FBI to compile Steele communications

Christopher Steele Christopher Steele is known as the author of the infamous, debunked "dossier" that was used by the Obama administration to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. Soon, the public may know a lot more about the former British spy"s relationship with the FBI. That"s after a federal judge ordered the bureau to search its records for its communications with Steele after the bureau fired him as a confidential source. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper said "the potential for illuminating the FBI’s activities is not too difficult to discern." "Communications

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WND
Mueller accused of lying about 'Russian agent'

The mysterious professor at the center of the origin of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, Josef Mifsud, was not a Russian agent as claimed in the Mueller Report, contends Mifsud"s attorneys. Significantly, Mifsud worked for Western intelligence, said The Hill investigative reporter John Solomon after interviewing the Maltese-born professor"s attorneys. John Solomon told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News" "Sunday Morning Futures" that attorney Stefan Rowe provided him with deposition evidence submitted to Congress showing his client was being directed by Western intelligence. Mifsud "was b

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Hot Air
Trump hints: More to Greenland than just “a large real-estate deal”

Is there more to the Greenland rumor than meets the eye? Donald Trump confirmed rumors yesterday that his administration had looked into the potential for purchasing Greenland, noting the strategic potential for such a transaction. However, Trump also told reporters that "it"s not number one on the front burner" on his vacation agenda: President Trump is now confirming that he really is interested in buying Greenland. The only problem is that Denmark, which owns Greenland, says the island is not for sale. @mitchellreports has more. pic.twitter.com/GX5QfHF1T0 — TODAY (@TODAYshow)

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Washington Free Beacon
Peters (D): Dems Should Be Party of ‘the Heartland’

The Democratic Party should be "a party of the heartland of America," according Sen. Gary Peters (D., Mich.), but the majority of the freshman senator's campaign contributions have come from donors in coastal states. "I think it's important for the Democratic Party to understand we're not just a party of the coasts," Peters  told Politico on Monday. "We're also a party of the heartland of America." Recent Stories in Politics Perdue on Democratic Opponent: ‘I Don't Think It Matters Who They Put Up' Former Google Chair's Data Firm on Payroll of Top Dem Presidentia

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Independent Journal Review
Abrams Stretches to Explain Why She Still Won’t Concede 2018 Election, Tries to Blame Trump in the Process

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D-Ga.) claimed that she couldn't concede her 2018 race to Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) because it would have made her complicit&"; in a rigged&"; system. Abrams ran a closer-than-expected race for governor in the typically dark red state of Georgia in 2018. Despite her attention-grabbing campaign, the former state representative lost to Kemp — who was serving as Georgia's secretary of state at the time — by around 55,000 votes. Although she had clearly lost the race, Abrams refused to concede at the conclusion of her campaign because she

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Hot Air
Fourth-ranking House Democrat: Okay, it’s time to impeach Trump

Well, it"s time to open an impeachment inquiry at least, he says , which I suppose is different. House Democrats might consider that a way to appease the anti-Trumpers in their base without going nuclear with full-blown impeachment. They can begin an impeachment investigation, enjoying the extra constitutional power that might provide them in obtaining documents like Trump"s tax returns, then take their sweet time and never quite reach a conclusion about what to do before the election. Is the left really that cheap of a cheap date, though? If this is just a stalling tactic to keep the heat

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WND
N.Y. Times rewrites history: Chooses new date for America's birth

Russian collusion bombed. The Mueller report collapsed. Impeachment in the U.S. House isn"t moving. And now a leading voice of the left is so frustrated with its inability to take down President Trump it"s decided to change history. That"s what talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh warns  is happening at the New York Times. After pouring its resources into the debunked Russia-collusion story, the paper has launched what it calls the 1619 Project, according to a transcript of a meeting of top executives, including Executive Editor Dean Baquet. The Times wants to "reframe the country"s history, unde

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Washington Free Beacon
Moderator Shocked by Lack of Native American Enthusiasm for Warren

The moderator at a Native American forum was shocked on Monday after Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) received very little enthusiasm about her potential election. Warren participated in the presidential forum on Native American issues in Sioux, City, IA, where she apologized for the "harm" she caused for her past claims of Native American ancestry. Recent Stories in Politics Omar: Withhold Israel Aid Unless They Give Full Rights to Palestinians Peters (D): Dems Should Be Party of ‘the Heartland' Liberal CNN Panelist Bl

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Washington Free Beacon
Biden Adviser Speaks to Disgraced Halperin for Book

Anita Dunn, an adviser to Joe Biden's campaign and former Barack Obama flack, is among the dozens of Democratic strategists who spoke to disgraced journalist Mark Halperin for his new book. Dunn is managing director of the powerful liberal firm SKDKnickerbocker, which has done work with the "Time's Up" anti-sexual harassment movement. Halperin was fired as an MSNBC and NBC News analyst, fired from Showtime, and lost a book deal in 2017 after women publicly accused him of sexual harassment, sexual assault, violence, and intimidation during his time at ABC News. Recent Stories in Politics

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Independent Journal Review
Trump ‘Not Ready’ for China Trade Deal, Dismisses Recession Fears

U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States. We're doing tremendously well, our consumers are rich, I gave a tremendous tax cut, and they're loaded up with money,&"; Trump said on Sunday. But he was less optimistic than his aides on striking a trade deal with China, saying that while he believed China was ready to come to an agreement, I'm n

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Independent Journal Review
Cruz Unloads on NYT After Leaked Report Shows They Allegedly Planned to Push Trump-Racism Narrative

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) unloaded on the New York Times after leaked meeting transcript allegedly shows editors discussing plans to tie President Donald Trump to racism. Late last week, Slate published the transcript of a recorded meeting allegedly held by New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet where he addressed the staff about their political coverage. Baquet acknowledged that the New York Times took the Mueller investigation from a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president's cha

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Hot Air
Beto: “Our country was founded on racism – and is still racist today”

Presidential primary candidate Beto O"Rourke has an unusual message for Democrat voters. America was founded on racism and America is still a racist country today, 243 years later. How"s that for an inspiring message? Beto"s re-launch of his presidential campaign is off to a rocky start, just like the previous re-launches. This time around he"s gone to a dark place and now insists that racism in America is his primary concern. He went off on a tangent Saturday night as the speaker at the third annual Arkansas Democratic Party Clinton Dinner in Little Rock. Our country was founded on raci

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Independent Journal Review
Graham Knocks 2020 Dems Hopes to Alter Supreme Court, Electoral College: ‘Over My Dead Body’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is swiping down the plans by several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to restructure the Supreme Court and Electoral College, saying it'll only happen over my dead body.&"; Several 2020 Democrats have already expressed that, if they were elected, they'd be open to expanding the Supreme Court by adding justices and abolishing the Electoral College . However, Graham expressed strong disapproval for the Democrats plan, telling Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo on Sunday: This has been a dream of the left for decades, is to increase the number of judges on t

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Hot Air
Trump: C’mon, you know Pence will be my running mate

Why wouldn"t he be ? Donald Trump doesn"t have a good answer to that question, and the people posing it don"t really have a reason to ask anyway. Trump confirmed yesterday that Mike Pence will remain on the ticket for a second term, ending speculation that ran into the dozens of people: U.S. President Donald Trump says he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020. More here: https://t.co/dTYFNE4ayo pic.twitter.com/WolRMMwUqX — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 19, 2019 “I’m very happy with Mike Pence,” Trump, wh

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Independent Journal Review
For Trump, Appeals to White Fears About Race May Be a Tougher Sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign. The analysis comes amid widespread criticism of Trump's racially charged comments about four minority women lawmakers and the fallout from a mass shooting of Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, that many Democratic presidential candidates swiftly blamed on the president's rhetoric. Reuters/Ipsos

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Washington Free Beacon
Sanders, Warren Ask Black Christians to Put Their Faith in Government

ATLANTA—In front of a crowd of black Christian millennials on Saturday, a pair of leading 2020 Democratic candidates asked the faithful to put their trust in the government. Left-wing darlings Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) appeared back-to-back at a presidential forum put on by Black Church PAC , a day after three other Democratic hopefuls attended the same Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta. Recent Stories in Politics Moderator Shocked by Lack of Native American Enthusiasm for Warren Warren Apologizes for ‘Mistakes' at Nativ

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Counter Punch
Supreme Nihilism: the El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Mick Mulvaney staunchly defended President Trump after the shootings in Ohio and Texas, claiming he was horrified by the actions but had said nothing that could be construed as provoking them. Trump did come out strongly two days later against hate groups and “white supremacy,” a little late for many who contend these shootings demonstrate his inflammatory rhetoric was at least partially to blame for the incidents. Hopefully this will be a real change from his irresponsibly-quick tweets that often lead to reversals and clumsy apologies for misguided claims a

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Counter Punch
If Chinese Tanks Take Hong Kong, Who’ll be Surprised?

Photograph Source: VOA Cantonese - Public Domain In the glorious world of journalism, tanks always “roll” across borders. I’ve never in my life actually seen a tank roll, but you get the point. They don’t let anything stand in their way – or nothing is supposed to stand in their way. Hence the Hong Kong Chinese should back off if the People’s Army come “rolling” across the border; the Syrian Kurds should stand aside if the Turkish army crosses their mutual border; the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir must pay respect to the Indian army’s reinforcements; the Ukrainians or Russians hostile

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Counter Punch
White Terror: Toni Morrison on the Construct of Racism

Photograph Source: Zarateman - CC0 “To lose one’s racial-ized rank is to lose one’s own valued and enshrined difference,” writes Toni Morrison in  The Origin of Others . In a 2016 post-election essay entitled “ Mourning for Whiteness ,” this sense of loss and the ensuing disorientation become Morrison’s focus. In today’s America as “people of color” are increasingly occupying everywhere including the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the White House, white people can no longer hold onto the “conviction of their natural superiority,” Morrison argues, and continues: To keep alive the perc

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The Denver Post
Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

WASHINGTON - Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has used an array of new and existing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and others. His Treasury Department, which oversees economic sanctions, has targeted thousands of entities with asset freezes and business bans. The State Department

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Hot Air
The push is on to get Joe Kennedy III in the U.S. Senate

The push is on in Massachusetts to get another Kennedy into the U.S. Senate, even at the cost of Senator Edward Markey. Via POLITICO: A mysterious July telephone poll that tested Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III against Markey in a head-to-head contest first sparked speculation about the young congressman’s intentions. Then came the formation of a grass-roots group that aims to draft Kennedy into the race. The "Jump in, Joe!" group — formed by members of Kennedy"s Boston Pride Parade Committee — launched a website, a Facebook group and a petition earlier this week. In less than a week, th

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WND
We should 'Red Flag' Joe Biden

We need preemptive Red Flag laws for Joe Biden, Democrat politicians and their voters. They"re dangers to themselves and others. Let"s do a Biden month in review. He still thinks Margaret Thatcher is Britain"s prime minister (not the first time he"s recently gaffed on this); believes there are at least three genders; believes he was vice president in 2018; grabbed a woman by the arm to tell her he was the first to support gay marriage (he wasn"t; he supported President Clinton"s 1996 Defense of Marriage Act); and believes firearms are like "Star Trek" ray guns. And this is the frontrunner

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Hot Air
Biden: Republicans are decent people, you know

Joe Biden said something nice about Republicans Saturday during a fundraiser in Massachusetts. Will he be punished for it on the campaign trail, assuming he gets back on the trail and doesn"t just continue doing private fundraisers? Biden didn"t go out of his way to sing the praises of Republicans, mind you. He just acknowledged that “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there." He even said that gasp , Republicans are "decent people". “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there,” he said Saturday at a Massachusetts fundraiser. “I get in trouble for saying

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
In Break With Progressive Line, Beto Defends TPP

Democratic presidential candidates took aim at President Donald Trump for race issues and Israel during the Sunday news shows. Additionally, one presidential candidate expressed praise for a trade deal that has been a major source of criticism of the far-left. Buttigieg on supporting Trump: "At best it means look the other way on racism" Recent Stories in Politics WaPo Gives Three Pinocchios to Dem Dark Money Group's Collins Attack Harris Not ‘Comfortable' With Bernie’s Medicare for All Plan Godfather Actor on Cuomo's Rant About ‘Fredo': &#821

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Washington Free Beacon
James Comey and Wife Donated Nearly $20K to Democrats This Year

Former FBI Director James Comey and his wife have contributed nearly $20,000 to Democrats so far this year, Federal Election Commission filings show. Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump within four months of him taking over the Oval Office, has been an outspoken critic of the president and has called on Americans to deliver a landslide victory for the Democratic nominee in 2020. Recent Stories in Politics O'Rourke: America Is A Country ‘Founded On Racism,' ‘Is Still Racist Today' In Break With Progressive Line, Beto Defends TPP Tlaib, Omar Shar

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Hot Air
Bill Maher: Yes, a recession would be worth it to get rid of Trump

The host of HBO"s Real Talk with Bill Maher talk show doesn"t just think a recession is a swell idea to ensure the defeat of President Trump"s re-election bid in 2020, Bill Maher thinks it would be "very worth" it. It"s not even the first time the unhinged Trump opponent has made such a statement. Back in June 2018 , I wrote about Maher"s hope for a good old-fashioned recession. At that time he said, “I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”

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Hot Air
Trump: You know who’d make a good NH Senator, right?

Are you ready for  Senator Corey Lewandowski ? Donald Trump certainly is , as he made clear twice yesterday. Trump stopped short of a formal endorsement at his rally in New Hampshire, but told his former campaign adviser to "let us know" what his 2020 plans are. Earlier in the day, he"d promoted the idea on a local talk-radio show too: President Trump on Thursday all but endorsed his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, for a potential Senate run from New Hampshire, saying he would be “hard to beat” if he ran and a “great senator” if he won. Mr. Trump first made the remarks in a

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Independent Journal Review
Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Lewandowski Says ‘Happy’ to Testify Before Congress

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski , said on Friday that he was happy&"; to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency. The panel, which is considering whether to recommend Trump's impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after the 2016 election. Now a private citizen, Lewandowski said he looked forward to the chance to testify as a guy who's

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Cedric Richmond (D) Compares Banning Assault Weapons to Banning Plastic Straws

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D., La.) compared banning assault weapons to banning plastic straws during an appearance on CNN Friday evening. He questioned why we "have cities that are banning plastic straws but we can't ban assault weapons" and expressed a hope for widespread support. "How do you plan to convince the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to even consider these bills assuming they pass in the House?" host Wolf Blitzer asked. Recent Stories in Politics O'Rourke: America Is A Country ‘Founded On Racism,' ‘Is Still Racist Today' In Break With Progres

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WND
Chinese white paper blasts Trump's defense priorities

China apparently isn"t happy with the work President Trump has been doing to rebuild America"s defense, reports Joseph Farah"s G2 Bulletin. It was one of the few areas cited in China"s newest Defense White Paper, this year called "China"s National Defense in the New Era." The Federation of American Scientists noted such a report doesn"t come that often, and it is significant, even though much of the language is standard from publication to publication. This year"s included most of the routine. It, in fact, "offers an assessment of the evolving strategic landscape and highlights China"s r

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WND
No. 1 suspect in Epstein's death: The Clintons

The apparent murder of Jeffrey Epstein last weekend – a felon who sexually abused and exploited underage girls – came as no surprise. Likely murdered in a federal prison, when he was supposed to be on "suicide watch," can only be explained by realizing that this was likely a "Mafia hit." The No. 1 user and abuser of Epstein"s evil was of course former President Bill Clinton, who it is known traveled on Epstein"s private plane with underage girls at least 23 times. Clinton is known for his obsessive, unhinged and perverted sexual abuse of women, and the Monica Lewinsky scandal is just one s

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Washington Free Beacon
Dem State Rep Trying to Obtain Cocaine Impersonates, Threatens Cops

Indiana state representative Dan Forestal (D.) impersonated an officer to ask where he could find cocaine, and upon his arrest threatened to use his family connections to "have" the badges of those detaining him, according to a police report. The Marion County prosecutor's office charged Forestal with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and impersonating a public servant, which is a felony, the IndyStar reports . Forestal was driving drunk when he came upon a couple who called 911, and the two told police he claimed to be a "legit officer" looking for drugs. Recent Stories in Po

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The Denver Post
“We need to scare them”: Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, in Denver, wants big businesses to help fix climate change

Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday promised to intimidate big corporations - including energy and financial institutions - into cooperating with his plans to stop climate change. “This is going to be a fight,” the former investor said. “And we need to scare them.” Steyer made his comments Friday during a discussion with about two dozen activists, who mostly focused on climate and renewable energy, in downtown Denver. The Californian, who earlier had ruled out a bid for the White House only to change his mind in July , is o

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Washington Free Beacon
Maddow Attacks Judicial Nominee for Pro-Israel Article

Rachel Maddow launched a lengthy attack on a nominee for the Second Circuit on Thursday, misrepresenting his argument in a 2010 law review article in a smear some are deeming anti-Semitic. In the segment, Maddow goes after Steven Menashi's argument in an article titled "Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy," claiming his article was a "high-brow argument for racial purity" and a case for "how definitely democracy can't work unless the country is defined by a unifying race." Recent Stories in Politics James Comey and Wife Donated Nearly $20K to Democrats This Year Cedri

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Colorado lawmaker says he helped reverse Trump on red-flag laws once and it can be done again

A Colorado Republican lawmaker believes President Donald Trump can be talked out of his fledgling support for red-flag laws , a type of gun control measure he called for following deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, because he talked him out of the idea following the 2018 Parkland school shooting. “Just about 18 months ago, I went and visited the president and actually talked him out of this," House Minority Leader Patrick Neville said during an interview with KNUS talk show hosts Chuck Bonniwell and Julie Hayden . "And I was like, ‘Hey Mr. President. I think these are terrible laws. A

3 days ago.

Hot Air
NYT editor sets new narrative in staff meeting: The Trump story is shifting from Russia to race

A nice catch by Byron York from this transcript of audio from a Times staff meeting that was leaked to Slate - a meeting that was held to address concerns from the left about the Times"s Trump coverage, of course, not the right. The paper recently sustained a double whammy among the progressive activist class, first for the Bad Headline it published on the day Trump spoke in the White House about the El Paso and Dayton shootings and second for some Bad Tweets that its Washington editor posted about Ilhan Omar and other minority women pols. I wrote about both; you can catch up here and

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Fox News poll: Trump under 40% head-to-head against all four top Democratic candidates

I say this only half-jokingly: I wonder if Fox will find an excuse to discontinue, or at least scale back, its polling of the election as the campaign wears on. Trump has already warned them publicly that he"s willing to promote their competition if anchors like Shep Smith keep knocking him. Bad polling bothers him more since it suggests that the people themselves dislike him, not just Fox"s 3 p.m. guy. If he starts slapping the "fake news" label on Fox because of its polls, who knows what effect that"ll have on Fox"s viewers. I bet the network will come up with a reason to poll less freque

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Giuliani Lauds Trump’s ‘Masterful Performances’ as POTUS’ Supporters Show up in Droves to NH Rally

President Donald Trump ‘s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani lauded the president's masterful performances&"; at his rallies as supporters showed up in droves to his re-election rally in New Hampshire. In a tweet published on Wednesday, Giuliani — the former mayor of New York City — declared that no one&"; can excite a crowd&"; like Trump and that his campaign rallies were a potent political weapon.&"; I haven't been at a Trump rally since the 50 or so during the 2016 campaign. These are masterful performances,&"; wrote Giuliani. No one in American politics can excite a

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Beto: No, really, I won’t run for the Senate “in any scenario”

Count Lawrence O"Donnell among the unconvinced by Robert "Beto" O"Rourke"s self-professed determination to eschew the Senate race in Texas. On his MSNBC show last night , he asked O"Rourke, "Do you have December 9th marked in your calendar?" That is the deadline for filing to run against John Cornyn in next year"s election. O"Rourke laughed and insisted that he will not drop out of the presidential race and will not run for the Senate "in any scenario": In an interview tonight on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) told host Lawrenc

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Trump to NH: “You have no choice but to vote for me”

Donald Trump channeled his inner James Carville last night in New Hampshire, hammering on the economy as his best argument for re-election. "Love me or hate me," Trump told the crowd that was clearly in the first camp, "you"ve got to vote for me" to keep the economy growing. Nearly thirty years after Carville"s famous admonition to Bill Clinton"s campaign team in Little Rock, it"s  still the economy, stupid: President Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declaring that even Americans who hate him “hav

4 days ago.

WND
Hannity: Sources say DOJ addressing 'illegal intel-gathering'

(Washington Examiner) Fox News host Sean Hannity said his sources are telling him the most "explosive" finding in the Justice Department review on the origins of the Russia investigation has to do with illegal intelligence-gathering on American citizens. Hannity first mentioned this during his show Thursday evening while speaking to the Hill"s John Solomon, who said Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz"s soon-to-be-released report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses will find "a lot more wrong than right" and will be "difficult" for former top FBI official

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
“A fight on his hands”: Democrats running for Senate unlikely to get out of Hickenlooper’s way

Like several of the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Angela Williams considers former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to be a friend and a colleague. Hickenlooper may soon be an opponent, as well — a front-running Senate candidate practically hand-picked by powerful Democratic interests in the nation"s capital to take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November 2020. State Democratic insiders agree that Hickenlooper would be a formidable candidate against Gardner, but a majority of the 11 Democratic candidates already in the field want Hickenlooper to know they won"t b

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Trump Defends Handling of Economy, China at New Hampshire Campaign Rally

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and trade war with China as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election – that he has made the economy great again. Trump spoke at a packed campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state that was pivotal to his winning the Republican presidential nominating race in 2016 and could prove important to his re-election chances in 2020. Trump said his trade pressure tactics are working on China, even though the two sides remain far apart on a deal with a resumption in talks

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Democrat O’Rourke Proposes Domestic Terrorism Agencies to Combat Hate, Gun Massacres

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States. O'Rourke hits the campaign trail again after nearly two weeks in his home city of El Paso, Texas, where a white gunman targeting Hispanics killed 22 people in a Walmart store on Aug. 3. The former congressman unveiled his plan to fight hate crimes and gun violence the day after he made a speech recalibrating his presidential campai

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Uncle Sam was Born Lethal

For revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. – Frederick Douglass, July 4, 1852 One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had “become a lethal society.” My friend cited the neofascist Trump’s: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threa

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Stratcom to Name New Command Center for Gen. LeMay

The U.S. Strategic Command, in charge of waging nuclear war, has a new command and control facility in Omaha that will bear the name of a famous warfighting Air Force general. The top-secret Nuclear Command and Control Facility at Offutt Air Force Base will be named after the late Gen. Curtis LeMay and is one of the most secure buildings in the world, hardened against electromagnetic pulse attacks and wired with high-technology fiber optic communications lines. Recent Stories in National Security Secret Service Clears Streets Near Israeli Embassy Following Reports of ‘Suspicio

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
La Danse Mossad: Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Photograph Source: Dutch National Archive - CC0 Media tycoon and former Labour MP Robert Maxwell (father of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein"s partner in crime) was given a state funeral in Jerusalem after *accidentally* falling off his yacht - the unluckily named "Lady Ghislaine". Later it was revealed Maxwell Sr was a Mossad asset who used his vast network of connections and publishing platforms to run editorial interference over his purchased assets to influence enemies and friends alike, ensuring their fealty to the foreign government that had enlisted him for its espionage work.

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Neoliberalism and Environmental Calamity

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Current conditions represent a political emergency of sorts, meaning that ways of solving environmental and social problems will either be worked out or circumstances, led by the environment, will assume a life of their own. Given that these conditions are the result of historical processes that were decades and centuries in the making, understanding how we got here is crucial to resolving them. The relevant ‘we’ here is being redefined through the relation of late-stage capitalism to the world. Climate change and species loss are shifting boundaries, shrin

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
“Bernie is Trump” (and other Corporate Media Bullsh*t)

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair A dead-end street with a lemonade stand Where is the sky in upside down land? That question is hard if you can"t see the stars I"m really not sure, ask me tomorrow - Yasiin Bey, “Education” (featured on the album “Bandana” by Freddie Gibbs) Welcome to Bizarro World where up is down, black is white, and Bernie is Trump. Here in this upside-down reality a man who explicitly fights on behalf of workers and the poor and against billionaires and the ruling class is literally no different than a billionaire member of the ruling class who runs concentration ca

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Dead Man’s Hand: The Impeachment Gambit

Photograph Source: Mark Dixon - CC BY 2.0 The two-year Mueller investigation of Donald Trump’s alleged collusion (“largely synonymous with conspiracy”) with Russia is over. Nothingburger . The 448-page Mueller Report has been published in full, and made into a dramatic hour-and-twenty-minute stage performance adapted by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright with a cast of Hollywood stars. Yawn . Then there was the seven hours of Mueller himself testifying before two committees of Congress and the public. Painful, " very, very painful .” One might expect that the Democratic Par

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Israel Fears a Visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

On July 16, Somali-American Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, together with Representatives John Lewis and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, introduced bill  HR-496  which is meant to affirm Americans" "right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution".  Though not explicitly mentioned, HR-496 is at least partially inspired by the ongoing  legislation  targeting  the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against  Israel .  A day later, Omar announced plans to visit Israel a

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Tit For Tat: Baltimore Takes Another Hit, This Time From Uruguay

I imagine that however a Baltimorean feels when their city is attacked by the barbarian in the White House it has to be worse when the city is slighted by Uruguay, one of the world’s most progressive countries. On August 5th the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a warning to Uruguayans traveling to the United States to take maximum precautions in the face of indiscriminate violence emanating from hate crimes including those based on racism. The warning stated that this violence had cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of the year. The warning advises av

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All

With the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially acknowledged by a US federal court, where the judge dismissed a Democratic National Committee (DNC) civil suit against WikiLeaks on the grounds of First Amendment protections that apply to all journalists. Assange, who has become a political prisoner in this war on the free press, was charged under the Espionage Act over publications exposing the US illegal wars in Iraq and Afg

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Venezuela Retains Political Control After New US Coercive Measures

In political terms the government of Venezuela had a good month of July while managing very critical economic circumstances. Reps of 120 Non Aligned Movement (NAM) countries attended their ministerial meeting in Caracas, and more than 700 delegates from dozens of leftist parties and social movements from about 32 countries were in attendance for the 25 th encounter of the Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) also in Caracas a few days later. Even the quick recovery from what appeared to be another sabotage to the electric power grid that occurred in the days between the two meetings was seen as a sign of an

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue (and Don’t Talk about Socialism)

After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed up, demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference and possible collusion between any Russians and the Trump team. After two years the report concluded that there was no evidence of collusion, c

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Candidates Need a Moral Vision

“Yes we can,” went Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, inspired by labor rights activist Dolores Huerta . After mass shootings killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio , I can’t help but recall how those three words — “yes we can” — encouraged hope and unity. Nearly 11 years after Obama’s historic election, however, it seems like we’ve been set back four centuries. Over just two years , Donald Trump’s racist and hate-filled rhetoric has influenced a rise in white nationalism and domestic terror, inspiring people like the El Paso shooter to drive 10 hours to kill “as many Mexicans as

4 days ago.

WND
Report: China company got Hillary's emails

The fear that China hacked Hillary Clinton"s emails on an unsecure server while she was in Barack Obama"s Cabinet isn"t new. One year ago, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh wondered why Clinton and Obama had not denied "the news story that the Chinese government had real-time hacked access to Hillary Clinton’s computer, her home-brew server and network when she was secretary of state." "Has anybody seen Obama and Hillary indignant? Has anybody seen them on television flat-out refusing, denying, saying this is absurd? Anybody seen that? You haven’t." The private email server through which Clin

4 days ago.

WND
American white male misery is real

A CNN profiler was speaking about the El Paso shooting, on Aug. 6, in which 22 people were murdered by an angry white man. She blamed the killer"s sense of white privilege. Mass murder carried out by white, young men, the "analyst" was saying, occurs because these young men cannot adjust to a changing society. They cling to the way things were, when the country was predominantly white. In other words, the oppressor in these young white men wants to continue to oppress. When whites commit unspeakable acts of violence, it is said to only ever come from a place of power and privilege. When b

4 days ago.

WND
FBI agreed to ignore Hillary evidence, docs reveal

Hillary Clinton (Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons) Newly obtained documents indicate the Obama FBI went along with a cover-up of evidence in its investigation of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton"s mishandling of classified information. The Justice Department drafted an agreement with the lawyer for Clinton and top aide Cheryl Mills, Beth Wilkinson, that limited the scope of the investigation, according to the documents, which were obtained through a FOIA request by attorney Ty Clevenger. The agreement prevented the bureau from examining evidence of the infamous BleachBit deletion

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
MSNBC Analyst: I Don’t Think We Should Be Rooting for a Recession

MSNBC analyst Richard Stengel said he didn't think anyone should be "rooting for a recession" Thursday during a discussion of economist fears of a downturn. The stock market had a modestly good day Thursday after its worst drop of the year on Wednesday, in part due to fears of a looming recession prompted by an "inverted yield curve" showing the yield on 10-year treasury notes dipped below that of a two-year note. Recent Stories in Politics Watchdog Seeks Probe Over Dem Candidate's Muddy Financial Disclosures Trump Calls Out Protester: ‘That Guy's Got a Serious W

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
After Spending $79 Million on Senate Run, Beto Says Senate Seat Not ‘Good Enough’

Less than a year after he spent $79 million in his attempt to get elected to the U.S. Senate, former Democratic congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke now says a Senate seat isn't "good enough." O'Rourke, who came out on the losing side of the most expensive Senate election in U.S. history last cycle, is being urged by many on his side of the aisle to abandon his presidential bid in favor of another shot at a Senate seat, this time against incumbent Republican senator John Cornyn. He told supporters in his hometown of El Paso on Thursday he wasn't interested. Recent Stories in Politics

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Beto: The Senate’s not good enough for me or El Paso

And we thought Robert "Beto" O"Rourke"s announcement of a " major address to the nation " was laughably arrogant. The three-time congressman used the platform this morning to explain why he will not drop out of the presidential race to help out his party and challenge incumbent John Cornyn in next year"s Senate race. The Senate"s just "not good enough" for Beto or his home town of El Paso in order to accomplish his agenda: . @BetoORourke : "There have even been some who have suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate, but that would not be good enough…we must take the fight direc

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Factbox: Two Republicans, 23 Democrats Vie for Presidential Nomination

The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, although another Democrat dropped out of the race on Thursday. Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced he was ending his struggling campaign, while saying the was giving serious thought to a run for a U.S. Senate seat in his state next year. Hickenlooper's decision follows that of former Alaska senator Mike Gravel on Aug. 6 to quit the race. Billionaire donor and liberal activist Tom Steyer reversed course in July and said he will seek the 2020 Democratic pres

4 days ago.

WND
Analyst: Meeting with Xi won't resolve Hong Kong protests

Amid massive demonstrations in Hong Kong featuring the display of American flags and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, President Trump is suggesting that Chinese President Xi Jinping can resolve the conflict by meeting with the protesters. Joshua Muravchick, author of "Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism," thinks Trump is missing the point of the protests, which were prompted 10 weeks ago by a bill that would allow extradition of Hong Kong citizens to mainland China"s communist judicial system. "I think he"s enormously underestimating the underlying issue here," Muravchick

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
Four things I learned about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in Iowa

On the first day of the Iowa State Fair, I found myself packed in the middle of a crowd waiting for former Vice President Joe Biden to speak. The sky was filled with paper-thin clouds that failed to curtail the heat of the sun that hung above us. Collectively, the masses smelled worse than my high school locker room. Presidential politics looks pretty on TV. In reality, it smells really bad. To my left was Shannon Roth, an Iowa native turned Virginia high school government teacher, and her husband. Roth, 34, who has attended the state fair every year since she was born, said she planned to l

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Trump Expected to Defend Handling of US Economy at New Hampshire Rally

President Donald Trump was expected to defend his handling of the U.S. economy on Thursday night in New Hampshire as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election that he has made the economy great again. Trump was to speak at a packed campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state that was pivotal to his winning the Republican presidential nominating race in 2016 and could prove important to his re-election chances in 2020. We'll be talking about the economy,&"; Trump said in an interview with New Hampshire conservative radio talk show host Jack Heath

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
House Panel Subpoenas Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Lewandowski

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Thursday it subpoenaed President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, for public testimony as part of an investigation of the Trump presidency. The committee, which was considering articles of impeachment against Trump, also served a subpoena to obtain testimony from former Trump White House aide Rick Dearborn, a former deputy chief of staff, the committee said in a statement. Both men figured prominently in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's description of efforts by Trump to pressure then-Attorney General

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Biden allies to campaign: Maybe he needs an early bedtime

As Ben Franklin might have once said - Early to bed, controlled by staff, makes a candidate healthy and less likely to gaffe . In fact, Franklin might have said that during Joe Biden"s first presidential campaign. Biden"s allies are saying it now , after being stunned by a series of verbal stumbles over the last month or so. They want Team Biden to quit scheduling events in the evening, when the former VP"s tongue seems especially loose: Allies to Joe Biden have been floating the idea of altering the former vice president"s schedule in an effort to reduce the gaffes he has made in rece

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Democratic Former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Drops 2020 White House Bid

Last updated 08/15/2019 at 3:21 p.m. ET. Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday after his centrist campaign failed to catch fire amid two dozen hopefuls seeking to challenge Republican President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper, who hinted he might instead run for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, left the presidential race after it became apparent he did not have enough financial backers or support in opinion polls to make the party's debate stage next month. Several of his top aides quit earlier this summer after ur

4 days ago.

The Huffington Post
House Democrats Subpoena Corey Lewandowski Ahead Of Trump Rally

According to the Mueller report, Trump told Lewandowski to ask Jeff Sessions to clear the president of wrongdoing.

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
John Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race, giving Colorado’s U.S. Senate race “serious thought”

John Hickenlooper ended his presidential campaign Thursday morning the same way he started it : troubled by a divided nation and calling for unity. "I ran for president because this country is being ripped apart by politics and partisan games while our biggest problems go unsolved," Hickenlooper said in a video released at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. "Today, I’m ending my campaign for president. But I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together." Hickenlooper, in his video announcement, also signaled a new openness to run for the U.S. Senate, despite previo

4 days ago.

WND
Israel bans entry for Omar, Tlaib

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (video screenshot) The Israeli government on Thursday announced it would not allow U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to enter their country because of their promotion of a boycott movement aimed at destroying the Jewish state. Omar and Tlaib, both Muslims, support the BDS movement, which stands for boycotting, divesting and sanctioning the Middle East"s only democracy. Their travel plans this weekend include stops in Israel. But Israel has had a longstanding policy of not allowing BDS supporters to enter the country. Omar"s brief tenure i

4 days ago.

WND
U.S. ambassador openly questions Afghan government on graft

(ABC NEWS) – The United States ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday openly questioned the Afghan government"s commitment to fighting corruption after reports that a key figure in a massive banking scandal received an early prison release in return for a large campaign donation. Ambassador John Bass" comments came after local media reports alleged that former Kabul Bank chief executive Khalilullah Ferozi was released into house arrest after a $30 million donation to President Ashraf Ghani"s election campaign. Presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi told The Associated Press that those reports

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
O’Rourke Tries to Explain Why He Won’t Drop out of Presidential Bid to Run for Senate, Despite Dismal Polls

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) announced that he is not considering dropping out of the presidential race to run for Senate again. O'Rourke has been struggling to break through on the national stage, despite a strong entry into the race. Since his initial presidential announcement, via Vanity Fair , O'Rourke plummeted in the polls, often struggling to earn more than 1%. He's also struggled to stand out during the crowded Democratic primary debates. Because his presidential bid has been less than inspiring, many have hoped he would reconsider his senate bid. O'Rourke failed

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Abortion group offers pre-paid gas cards to women traveling for abortions

An abortion group has some big news for women who must travel to get an abortion - how about a pre-paid gas card to help pay for the woman"s expenses? I thought the ghoulish pursuit of abortion tourism was bold enough when I wrote about that back in June , but the trend continues. Remember the good old days when religious leaders encouraged a culture that protected life and the most vulnerable among us? The person tasked with spearheading a program that will issue pre-paid gas cards to women burdened with traveling to deliberately end their pregnancies is - ; a female Episcopal priest. Th

4 days ago.