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Dem Senator Apologises for Antics Involving Mock Donald Trump Assassination Photos at Fundraiser

A political fundraiser for Democratic senator from Illinois Martin Sandoval sparked backlash over the weekend as pictures were posted online showing what many have branded unacceptable antics by the politician’s supporters. US Sen. Martin Sandoval has issued an apology for an incident that occurred at his political fundraiser event in west suburban Winfield, CBS affiliate WCIA-TV reported. The politician came under fire after pictures were posted online showing his supporters performing a mock assassination of President Donald Trump. The Democratic senator from Illinois issued an apologetic statement: “The incident that took place is unacceptable. I don’t condone violence toward the…

‘Degrading’ and ‘Unconstitutional’: Trump Reviewing Rule That Would Allow Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

The Trump White House is reportedly reviewing a Labor Department rule that would give states the power to force people to pass a drug test before they can receive unemployment benefits, ignoring protests that such screenings would amount to demeaning and unconstitutional invasions of privacy. “The rule itself would not automatically impose drug tests on the jobless but would let states screen people who file claims for unemployment benefits―fulfilling a GOP dream from the Obama years,” HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney reported. “In the wake of the Great Recession, after the national unemployment rate surged to 10 percent, several Republican-led states clamored for…

Trump Administration to Ensure Immigrants Do Not Abuse US Public Benefits

The Trump administration will take steps to ensure that immigrants in the United States will be self-sufficient and not put a strain on US public resources, the White House said in a news release on Monday. “The Trump administration is releasing a final rule that will protect American taxpayers, preserve our social safety net for vulnerable Americans, and uphold the rule of law”, the release said. “This action will help ensure that if aliens want to enter or remain in the United States they must support themselves, and not rely on public benefits.” Under the proposed rule, immigrants who receive…

‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress

Congressional Republicans, under pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, appear to be coalescing around legislation to help law enforcement to take guns from those who pose an imminent danger — a measure that, if signed into law, would be the most significant gun safety legislation enacted in 20 years. “Red flag” laws such as this might not be as momentous — or controversial — as the now-expired assault weapons ban or the instant background check system, both of which were enacted in 1994 as part of President Bill Clinton’s sprawling crime bill. But they may be politically feasible. With…

Can We Make Congress Legislate Again?

Congress does not seem to legislate much anymore. One consequence is that federal agencies are left trying to address contemporary problems under authorities delegated by Congress years—and in many cases decades—ago. Depending on the nature of the program, this can mean that agencies are forced to use obsolete statutory authorities that may not reflect contemporary knowledge or understanding of the relevant issues, let alone contemporary political support. And because the legislative process has a strong status-quo bias, it can be difficult to update federal law on a regular basis to address obsolescence concerns. In the environmental context, for example, there…

Mitch McConnell Fractures Shoulder in Fall Outside Home

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell outside his home and fractured his shoulder in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday. “This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. McConnell, 77, was briefly hospitalized after the fall. The Republican traveled to Kentucky on Friday to spend the roughly five-week recess in his home state. He was spotted Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm picnic, a political rally that features speakers from both…

“We Are Watching Google Very Closely”: Trump Slams Search Giant For ‘Making Sure He Loses In 2020’

President Trump slammed Google on Tuesday morning in a three-part tweetstorm over allegations by a former engineer that the company will do everything they can to make sure he doesn’t win again in 2020. Trump explained how CEO Sundar Pichai “was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, and that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to…

Biden Compares President Trump to the Ku Klux Klan (VIDEO)

2020 Democrat hopeful Joe Biden lashed out at President Trump on Monday and compared him to the Ku Klux Klan. Biden spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday evening about the back-to-back mass shootings that took place over the weekend and compared Trump to the KKK. The Democrat-media complex has pivoted from the Russia hoax to ‘Trump is a racist.’ “This is a president who has said things no other president has said since Andrew Jackson,’ Biden said, referring to one of the Democrat Party’s founders who owned slaves. “We went through this before in the ’20s with the Ku…

PCR: Tulsi Gabbard: R.I.P.

It is unfortunate that Tulsi Gabbard succumbed to the Israel Lobby. The forces of the Empire saw it as a sign of weakness and have set about destroying her. The ruling elite see Gabbard as a threat just as they saw Trump as a threat. A threat is an attractive political candidate who questions the Empire’s agenda. Trump questioned the hostility toward Russia orchestrated by the military/security complex. Gabbard questions the Empire’s wars in the Middle East. This is questioning that encroaches on the agendas of the military/security complex and Israel Lobby. If fear of Israel is what caused Gabbard…

Cummings says Trump is ‘welcome’ to visit Baltimore

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings said Saturday that President Trump is welcome to visit Baltimore’s “beautiful neighborhoods,” but the lawmaker said he doesn’t have time for people who disparage his city. Speaking at the dedication of a community park near his home, Mr. Cummings said he would be happy to host Mr. Trump, who last week criticized Baltimore as a “rat and rodent infested mess.” “I welcome him to come visit,” the lawmaker said. “And I’d love for him to sit down and talk to the doctors at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, and see the beautiful neighborhoods of our…

CNN to Host Second Gun Control Town Hall After Shootings

CNN is hosting a gun control town hall following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. The network announced in a tweet on Monday that Prime Time host Chris Cuomo will lead a discussion on August 7 in the slot where his 9:00 p.m. show airs. The network hosted a similar town hall after a shooter gunned down 17 people at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February 2018. At the town hall, students asked Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), and Rep. Ted Deutch (D., Fla.) whether they would…

Trump Calls for Gun Control, Immigration Deal in Wake of Attacks

President Trump tweeted Monday morning he wants Congress to pass a deal combining gun control and immigration reform after two mass shootings over the weekend. “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain,” Trump tweeted. “Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” Senators Pat Toomey (R., Pa.)…

Defending Tulsi From the Programmed War Propagandists

The corporate media, reflecting the talking points of the establishment and the war party, keeps harping on Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard about Bashir al-Assad and gas attacks that never occurred.  Is Assad really a brutal dictator? Is he any worse than Mohammed bin Salman, the princeling known to have his opponents drugged and then cut up into disposable pieces? Or how about Bibi Netanyahu and his Zionist ethnic cleansers blowing up apartment buildings and shooting journalists, medics, and children for protesting against occupation?  No mention by this CNN windup of the fact the “civil war” (doublespeak for proxy war)…

The Empire is Coming for Tulsi Gabbard… Tulsi Gabbard is now getting the Ron Paul treatment. It will only intensify from here.

The second debate among Democratic hopefuls was notable for two things. The lack of common decency of most of them and Tulsi Gabbard’s immense, career-ending attack on Kamala Harris’ (D-Deep State) record as an Attorney General in California. Harris came out of the first debate the clear winner and Gabbard cut her down to size with one of the single best minutes of political television since Donald Trump told Hillary Clinton, “Because you’d be in jail.” Gabbard’s takedown of Harris was so spot on and her closing statement about the irresponsible nature of the Trump Administration’s foreign policy was so…

California Removes Arrest Reports From Kamala Years…Routine website redesign obscures Democrat’s record on criminal justice

A redesign of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website will make it harder for voters to inspect Sen. Kamala Harris’s controversial record as the state’s top cop. The department removed public access to a number of reports on incarceration in the state, including when presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D.) was California’s attorney general. Twice a year, the CDCR releases information about the number of new individuals incarcerated in the California prison system as part of its “Offender Data Points” series. These reports provide important information on demographics, sentence length, offense type, and other figures relevant to criminal justice…

Washington Post Says Because Tulsi Gabbard Spoke The Truth About Syria, She Can’t Be President

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) talks often about her January 2017 trip to Syria, when she met Bashar al-Assad, toured Aleppo after it had been reduced to rubble (by the Assad regime), and interviewed Syrian civilians and the regime-approved “opposition,” who unanimously told her Assad was a better option for Syria than the “terrorists.” But Gabbard never talks about her other trip — to the Turkish-Syrian border with a group of lawmakers in June 2015, when she met with authentic opposition leaders, victims of Assad’s barrel bombs and members of the volunteer rescue brigade known as the White Helmets. Their stories,…

Intercept article calls on Democrats to step up attack on Julian Assange

The Intercept, a prominent online publication that has built a following based on exposures of government crimes and surveillance operations, published a scurrilous article last week calling for an intensified US campaign against persecuted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The article, authored by James Risen, did not even mention the fact that the Trump administration, with the full support of the Democrats, is seeking to extradite Assange from Britain, so that he can be prosecuted in the US for his role in WikiLeaks’ exposures of war crimes, diplomatic intrigues and mass surveillance. Instead, it sought to present the WikiLeaks founder as…

Trump Threatens Guatemala With ‘Ban’, Tariffs, Fees for Breaking Deal on Immigration

The US has seen caravans of migrants from Central American countries arriving through Mexico since last year. In February, US President Donald Trump called the situation a crisis and declared a national emergency in order to seek funding for construction of a border wall. US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose sanctions on Guatemala after the country decided not to proceed with a safe third country agreement that would have required Guatemala to accept more asylum seekers, Reuters has reported. Last month the US Department of Homeland Security said it would deploy up to 89 agents to Guatemala by…

‘4 horsewomen’ of Dem ‘squad’ poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse

The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that “a lot of people love” his criticism of the women as anti-American “whack jobs.” Only Ayana Pressley (D-Massachusetts) had a positive public perception in an Economist/YouGov poll conducted in the two days following Trump’s Twitter attacks, with a net favorability rating of +4. Fully three-fifths of the 1,500 people YouGov polled online weren’t sure how they felt about her, however. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) fared significantly worse with a net favorability rating of -7, though she was marginally more popular than…

Twitter CEO maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard…conspiracy machine kicks into overdrive

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated thousands of dollars to anti-war Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard – and Twitter users and mainstream media journalists are (rather ironically) up in arms about it. Dorsey gave the maximum donation of $5,600 to Gabbard’s campaign a day after her appearance during the first Democratic presidential campaign in June, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, reported on by BuzzFeed. Of all the Democrat contenders for the 2020 nomination, the Hawaii congresswoman has been a favorite punching bag for US journalists, who have accused her of being “pro-Russia” due to her anti-intervention foreign policy…

Trump: ‘If You’re Not Happy Here, Then You Can Leave’

President Donald Trump used a Made in America showcase event on Monday to again call on a number of freshman female congresswomen to leave the United States if they’re not happy here, and come back if they want. In explaining the tweets he wrote Sunday, where he called on the unnamed congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested place from which they came,” Trump pointed out, “I didn’t mention names.” “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave. As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here,…

Obama State Dept. Hid Clinton Emails, Allowed Her to Illegally Delete 33k Messages – Testimony

Hillary Clinton’s move to use a private email server during her tenure as President Obama’s secretary of state, and then to delete these emails, has led to legal questions about why she chose not to use a traditional ‘state.gov’ email system, as well as allegations of pay-to-play politics involving political favours in exchange for cash. John Hackett, the former director of Information Programs & Services, a document management entity handling State Department records, has accused former secretary State Hillary Clinton’s staff of “culling out” some 30,000 of her ‘personal’ emails without following National Archives procedure, Judicial Watch has reported, citing…

L.A. County Has 1.6 Million More Voters Registered Than It Has Eligible Voters Living There

Los Angeles County has too many voters. An estimated 1.6 million, according to the latest calculations – which is roughly the population of Philadelphia. That’s the difference between the number of people on the county’s voter rolls and the actual number of voting age residents. This means that L.A. is in violation of federal law, which seeks to limit fraud by requiring basic voter list maintenance to make sure that people who have died, moved, or are otherwise ineligible to vote aren’t still on the rolls.   Los Angeles County has made only minimal efforts to clean up its voter rolls…

Comprehensive list of US political figures charged or convicted of sex crimes against minors

Republicans Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals after prosecutors alleged Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 and attempted to compensate his victims and subsequently conceal the transactions. Hastert eventually admitted that he sexually abused the boys whom he had coached decades earlier, and was sentenced to fifteen months in prison. Republican Tim Nolan, chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Kentucky, pled guilty to child sex trafficking and on February 11, 2018 he was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. Republican state Senator Ralph…

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s claim of “sweeping and systematic” Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a ‘troll farm’ is not actual proof of it. Mueller’s charges against Concord Management & Consulting, the Russian company accused of running a “troll farm” and “sowing discord” on US social media in 2016, do not establish a link between that private company and the Russian government, US District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich pointed out. Yet the special counsel’s much-publicized final report claims to have “established” and “confirmed” Russian government…

Department of Health and Human Services Spending $100 Billion Per Month

For the first time in our nation’s history, there is now a federal department spending an average of more than $100 billion per month. No, it is not the Department of Defense, which is charged with the core federal responsibility of defending us from foreign enemies. It is the Department of Health and Human Services, which, if Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has his way, will run the “Medicare for All” program. As it now stands, HHS runs Medicare for many and Medicaid for more. “In 2019, the program will cover an estimated 61 million persons (52 million aged…

CA Democrats Author Bill to Protect Sex Offenders Who Lure Minors…No sex offender registry if perpetrator within 10 years of age of the minor

State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced recent legislation “to end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.” However, under their bill, SB 145, the offenders would not have to automatically register as sex offenders if the offenders are within 10 years of age of the minor. Wiener claims the current law “disproportionately targets LGBT young people for mandatory sex offender registration, since LGBT people usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse.” Existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act, amended by Proposition 35 by voters in 2012 (Ban on Human Trafficking and Sex…

Voting Machine Makers Claim The Names Of The Entities That Own Them Are Trade Secrets

Recently, the North Carolina State Board of Elections asked suppliers of electronic voting machines a simple question: who owns you? (h/t Annemarie Bridy) On June 14, 2019, the State Board of Elections requested that your companies disclose any owners or shareholders with a 5% or greater interest or share in each of the vendor’s company, any subsidiary company, of the vendor, and the vendor’s parent company. This seems like very basic information — information the Board should know and should be able to pass on to the general public. After all, these are the makers of devices used by the…

VIDEO: Biden repeatedly gets handsy with ‘survivor of sex assault’ at Iowa stop

Liberal insiders are mocking former vice president Joe Biden for his response to a sex assault survivor who confronted the career politician about her concerns with conservatives on the Supreme Court. In a video recorded at a recent campaign stop in Iowa, the woman explained to Biden the trauma she endured by attending the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and asked what he plans to do about the conservative majority if elected president. Biden’s answer was to repeatedly touch the woman and invade her personal space as he shot down suggestions to counter the conservative court as…

UK Ambassador to US Resigns Over Leaked Cables Revealing He Called Trump ‘Incompetent’

American President Donald Trump earlier slammed the UK ambassador to the US as a “very stupid guy” following the leak of British Embassy cables, which revealed that the envoy had called Trump “inept and “incompetent”. The British Foreign Office has announced that its ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, has resigned as a scandal created by the recent leaks of the embassy’s cables has made his further work “impossible”. “Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a…

Ross Perot, Billionaire Who Won 19 Percent of Popular Vote in ’92, Is Dead

America has lost one of its most legendary — and controversial — political giants. Henry Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who ran two disruptive independent campaigns for the U.S. presidency in the ’90s, died on Tuesday after a five-month battle with leukemia. Perot was diagnosed in February and  the month after nearly died from a secondary infection. Perot is best remembered for winning 19 percent of the popular vote as an independent in the 1992 presidential election — better than any third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. The 5´6˝ businessman, known for his drawl and implacable personality, focused largely…

LIES, LIES, LIES: Elizabeth Warren promises to end Israeli ‘occupation’

Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren told IfNotNow that if she’s elected president in 2020, she will pressure Israeli government to end its “occupation” in the Middle East. “BREAKING: Our members in New Hampshire just asked @ewarren if she would commit to pressuring the Israel to stop their 52 year military Occupation of the Palestinian people,” the group posted to Twitter with a video of the encounter. “She said YES.” The clip recorded Monday features two members of IfNotNow meeting Warren at a campaign event in front of a massive American flag, as other recorded with their phones. “Hi, we’re American Jews.…

Trump’s Latest Federal Reserve Board Pick Backs the Gold Standard

Is Judy Shelton the real deal? President Trump surprised the public with his announcement last week that he will nominate Judy Shelton, a longtime Federal Reserve critic and gold standard advocate, to fill one of two open seats on the Fed’s board. The announcement, short and to the point, was made via the president’s favorite mode of communication — Twitter: Shelton currently serves as U.S. executive director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a position to which she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2018 after being nominated by President Trump. Because Shelton has already made…

Don’t Be Fooled: Tulsi Gabbard Is a Globalist in Sheep’s Clothing.

Gabbard has grown in popularity within right-wing circles. The 38-year-old has ties to the globalist Council on Foreign Relations. Gabbard supports the Green New Deal and holds extreme progressive views on immigration, healthcare, abortion, and other issues I hate to be the one to take away people’s heroes. The kid who sees through the emperor’s new clothes usually isn’t welcome at court. But I’m willing to take a gamble that in the age of Trump, speaking the truth and “telling it like it is” are still considered political virtues. If I see a snake lurking in the grass, it’s up…

New York Activists File Formal Complaint With Police Demanding Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

The former first lady has been a target among opponents for her numerous suspected crimes including alleged pay-to-play machinations during her tenure as secretary of state, and controversy over her use of a private email server during her time in office. Activists from Equal Justice Tour, a religious political action group petitioning to have Hillary Clinton “be held accountable” for her alleged “wrongdoing at the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, Haiti, Email Destruction and Uranium One,” have filed a formal complaint with the New Castle Police Department in Chappaqua, New York State, where Clinton has a residence. On Saturday, the activists live-streamed…

CNN’s Zakaria: ‘It Pains Me to Say’ Trump Is Right About Asylum System

Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” host Fareed Zakaria opened his show by acknowledging what many critics of current U.S. immigration policy have maintained, which is there are flaws with the country’s asylum system. Transcript as follows: Given President Trump’s mean spirited and often bigoted attitudes on immigration, it pains me to say this, but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system. Democrats might hope that the out-of-control situation at the southern border undermines Trump’s image among his base as a tough guy who can tackle immigration. But they should be careful. It…

NY Times Report: Trump, RNC are Outraising Obama

The New York Times admitted that President Donald Trump’s 2020 fundraising prowess was better than where former President Obama was in 2012 cycle in its article, “Trump and RNC Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama.” The Times’ Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman wrote: “[T]he amount of money that was both raised and stored away will be daunting for Mr. Trump’s eventual challenger … Mr. Trump rose to the presidency with fewer staff members and less money than his opponent, Hillary Clinton. This time, he will have the Republican Party’s fund-raising mechanism, as well as the powers of the…

Jeb Bush Posts Bizarre Tweet About Past Presidents Who Have Died on July 4th

This was weird. Former Governor of Florida and failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday received major backlash after he posted a bizarre tweet about past US presidents who have died on July 4th. “Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?” Jeb Bush tweeted linking to an article to the Constitution Center. Via the Constitution Center: It is a fact of American history that three of the five Founding Father Presidents died on the Independence Day anniversary. But was it just a coincidence? It is a fact of American history that three Founding Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson,…

“Raise My Taxes” Really Just Means “Raise Others’ Taxes”

As has happened during every recent presidential campaign that might result in higher taxes on “the rich” (i.e., every one with a Democratic candidate), some of the 1 percent (or the .1 or .01 percent) have come out in favor of “taxing me more,” in the name of paying what they think is their fair share and generating government funds to address poverty, wealth inequality, or the latest in progressive proposals. While the list of supporters changes, whoever is among the latest “raise our taxes” promoters get widely lauded for their altruism. However, there have always been serious problems with…

VIDEO: Communists ‘barbecue’ American flag outside White House — Trump supporter puts out with bare hands!

RevCom — short for Revolutionary Communist Party — burned an American flag on Independence Day and clashed with Secret Service agents outside the White House. As President Trump and freedom-loving Americans celebrate liberty, communists denounced it. Video shows a flag going up in flames: A large ball of flame went up as a man in a Make America Great Again shirt tried to put it out, ultimately extinguishing it with his bare hands. He then charged into the crowd, seeking a little street justice on behalf of Old Glory. Here’s another angle: The day before, RevCom protesters were outside the…

Judicial Watch: Justice Department Granted Immunity To Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Who Destroyed 33,000 Emails

Judicial Watch announced today that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s White House Liaison at the State Department, and later Clinton’s personal lawyer, Heather Samuelson, admitted under oath that she was granted immunity by the U.S. Department of Justice in June 2016: Samuelson: I was provided limited production immunity by the Department of Justice. Judicial Watch: And when was that? *** Samuelson: My recollection, it was June 2015 [later corrected to 2016]. A complete copy of her deposition transcript is available here. Samuelson also revealed that, contrary to what she told the FBI in 2016, she was, in fact, aware…

Why are there so many Zionist Jews on Trump’s Middle East team?

Two of Donald Trump’s Middle East peace negotiators, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman, took part in a grotesque celebration of a religious settlers’ dig under a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday, and the bash has raised an issue that it is almost impossible to discuss in the U.S.: Why are there so many Zionist Jews on this portfolio? Not everyone is allowed to ask. Liberal Zionist Michael Koplow laid out his own religious attachment to Israel before attacking the inappropriate religious conduct of two White House officials cavorting in their favorite “historical and religious playground.” I understand where…

Trump Slams ‘Dumb & Disloyal’ Amash As Congressman Quits Republican Party

Update: That was quick. President Trump has apparently taken a quick break from preparing for today’s festivities to take one last swing at Amash on his way out the door. In a tweet, Trump called him “the dumbest & most disloyal [man] in Congress”. Trump insisted Amash “knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan” – something that we mentioned earlier as a possible motivating factor for Amash’s decision to quit the Republican Party. By adding the quotes around quitting, Trump also suggests  – as we did earlier – that Amash was effectively…

ABC, CBS, and NBC announce they will snub President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ celebration

Major U.S. media networks ABC, CBS, and NBC announced Wednesday that they are all snubbing President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” celebration on the Fourth of July and plan to stick with regularly scheduled shows rather than provide live television coverage of the event. What are the details? The Daily Mail reported that the networks will stick with planned nightly newscasts and shows, such as “Jeopardy!” and “Inside Edition,” in lieu of airing the Independence Day event featuring a speech from the president. However, the three networks will offer live footage over its respective online and streaming platforms. In reporting…

Does Anyone Really Believe the Clown Show We’re Seeing?

Did you watch the Democratic debates last week? If so, you saw a white woman, who pretends to be Native American (Elizabeth Warren); a half-Jamaican and half-Indian woman, who pretends to be African American (Kamala Harris); and an American man of Irish descent, who pretends to be Mexican (Beto O’Rourke). His real name isn’t Beto, it’s Rob. He’s about as Latino as I am, which is zero percent. Yet there he was, standing on stage, answering questions in Spanish. According to the fake news polls, the person leading this clown show is Joe Biden, a serial groper, who makes Arnold…

California Town Wants To Become Sanctuary City – For Guns

A California town near the borders of Arizona and Nevada has declared itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary City,” according to AP.  The City Council for the Old West desert town of Needles unanimously passed the declaration, which has no immediate impact on local gun laws for the city’s 5,000 or so residents. Instead, the city attorney was directed to draft a resolution requesting that the California Legislature allow licensed gun owners from other states to carry their firearms in town.  This effort is part of a national trend of officials in more conservative areas resisting tougher state gun laws. In New Mexico, more than two…

Lawmakers Target Pentagram Pedophiles With Bipartisan Child Porn Bill

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) aim to halt the use of Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks for downloading or distributing child porn.  Hundreds of government employees were implicated as part of ICE’s 2006 “Operation Flicker” – which identified over 5,000 individuals who had used credit cards or PayPal to buy child porn, or subscribe to websites that offered the material. Of those, ICE identified 264 DoD employees or contractors who had purchased child pornography online. Nine of them had “Top Secret Sensitive Compartmentalized Information” security clearances, while 76 of them held clearances of Secret or…

Trump is rallying allies to escort ships in Strait of Hormuz

The Trump administration is advancing a plan to escort or accompany ships through the Strait of Hormuz with international assistance, fearing an increase in attacks on oil tankers by Iranian forces. White House and Defense Department officials told McClatchy this week that President Donald Trump wants a “coalition” convoy that will secure maritime transit through the vital strait, where a third of the world’s seaborne oil passes each day, after six tankers were attacked in May and June. “The president is really pushing this to get it going — it’s either looking for a coalition to contribute physically or monetarily,”…

New Law Stops IRS From Stealing People’s Money Simply Because It Deems Their Bank Deposits Suspiciously Small

Yesterday Donald Trump signed a law that forbids the IRS to seize the bank accounts of business owners based on nothing more than the allegation that they “structured” their deposits or withdrawals to evade federal reporting requirements. That kind of odious money grab—which, like other forms of civil forfeiture, did not require criminal charges, let alone a conviction—provoked bipartisan outrage in Congress after it was publicized by the Institute for Justice, the libertarian public interest law firm. Since 1970 the humorously named Bank Secrecy Act has required financial institutions to report transactions involving $10,000 or more to the Treasury Department, because such large…

Florida Democrat: We Should PROSECUTE ANYONE Who “Makes Fun” Of Members Of Congress

One Florida Democrat is proving just how far government officials are willing to go to squash free speech. Frederica Wilson says lawmakers should make a law protecting themselves from jokes…and no, this is no joke. On Tuesday, Wilson went with other members of Congress to tour a detention facility for illegal immigrants. During a press conference following the tour, Wilson made a rather interesting comment. Apparently, she believes anyone who “makes fun of members of Congress” on the Internet “should be prosecuted.” “Those people who are online, making fun of members of Congress, are a disgrace and there is no…

Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event

President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to marshal a broadening array of military hardware, including tanks and fighter jets, to showcase his planned Fourth of July address to the nation – dramatically escalating the gathering’s cost and sparking concerns about the potentially damaging impact on the Mall and other infrastructure. Trump, who had already ordered up a flyover by military aircraft including Air Force One and the Navy’s Blue Angels, has pressed to expand his “Salute to America” event further with an F-35 stealth fighter and the involvement of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which flies the presidential helicopter, according…

Trump Signs Law Making It Harder for IRS to Seize Money From Americans

The Internal Revenue Service seized $446,000 from the bank accounts of three brothers, Jeffrey, Richard, and Mitch Hirsch in 2012, claiming a “structuring” violation against the owners of Bi-County Distributor Inc. for making multiple bank deposits of less than $10,000. The government never charged them with a crime, nor gave them a hearing to enable them to contest the seizure, but after intense national media attention to the case, the government returned the funds. The case was among many that highlighted an abuse by IRS agents known as legal source structuring that allowed the tax-collection agency to use a law,…

Ocasio-Cortez accuses CBP agents of ‘psychological warfare’ against migrants, making them ‘drink of out the toilet’

An enraged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke to members of the media from her vehicle today, accusing Customs and Border Protection agents of abuse. “There’s abuse in this facility,” she declared outside the center in Clint, Texas. “This was them on their best behavior and they put them in a room with no running water and these women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet. “They were drinking water out of the toilet. And that was them knowing a Congressional visit was coming. This was CBP on their best behavior telling people to drink out of…

THANKS TRUMP: Drug prices in 2019 are surging, with hikes at 5 times inflation

Price hikes on prescription drugs are surging in 2019, despite vows from lawmakers and the Trump administration to rein in pharmaceutical costs. So far in 2019, more than 3,400 drugs have boosted their prices, a 17% increase compared with the roughly 2,900 drug price increases at the same time in 2018, according to a new analysis by Rx Savings Solutions, a consultant to health plans and employers. The average price hike for those 3,400 drugs stands at 10.5%, or about 5 times the rate of inflation, the study found. About 41 drugs have boosted their prices by more than 100%,…

In an astonishing turn, George Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US ‘forever war’ policy

BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. Now they have found something to agree on: the United States must end its “forever war” and adopt an entirely new foreign policy. In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two…

Tucker Carlson By Trump’s Side At Korean DMZ, But Where Was Bolton?

Fox’s Tucker Carlson was present in the official US delegation accompanying President Trump for his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un along the demilitarized line, where Trump became the first sitting American president to ever step foot in North Korea.  Following recent soaring tensions with Iran, which nearly led to war less than two weeks ago, it’s since been confirmed that the outspoken non-interventionist Fox pundit was in Trump’s ear advising him not to go to war against Tehran. And now Carlson has been seen prominently at Sunday’s events along the Korean DMZ. But notably absent for the history-making occasion was…

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Donations to Migrant Kids in Detention Centers

Government agencies in charge of migrant children would be able to accept donations from do-gooders if a proposal filed Friday by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, becomes law. Reports on conditions at Border Patrol facilities — including drinking water that tastes like bleach and sick children without enough clothing — have sparked widespread outrage and concern. But people who have tried to bring supplies to the facilities have not been allowed to do so. “We want to make a statement that says, ‘If people need help, we ought to be able to help them. It’s pretty straightforward,” Roy said Friday. “When there are…

Fox host Tucker Carlson defends North Korean regime: ‘Leading a country means killing people’

Tucker Carlson has appeared to downplay North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s human rights abuses, by saying that leading a country “means killing people”. The controversial commentator was asked about Donald Trump’s close relationship with the dictator. He was also pressed on Kim Jong-un’s human rights abuses during the segment. “There’s no defending the North Korean regime, it’s the last really Stalinist regime in the world,” Mr Carlson said during the phone interview on Fox News. “It’s a disgusting place obviously, so there’s no defending it. On the other hand, you know you’ve got to be honest about what it means to lead a country;…

The “neuropolitics” consultants who hack voters’ brains

Maria Pocovi slides her laptop over to me with the webcam switched on. My face stares back at me, overlaid with a grid of white lines that map the contours of my expression. Next to it is a shaded window that tracks six “core emotions”: happiness, surprise, disgust, fear, anger, and sadness. Each time my expression shifts, a measurement bar next to each emotion fluctuates, as if my feelings were an audio signal. After a few seconds, a bold green word flashes in the window: ANXIETY. When I look back at Pocovi, I get the sense she knows exactly what…

Fake Biden Campaign Website Being Run Secretly By Trump Campaign Operative: Report

A fake Joe Biden campaign website is being run by an operative on President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, according to a new report Saturday. The New York Times tracked down the owner of a site with the URL JoeBiden.info, a “parody” campaign website featuring out-of-context quotes from the former vice president and leading 2020 Democratic candidate. The site also includes GIFs of him touching women in ways that others alleged made them uncomfortable. Patrick Mauldin is a digital media specialist who worked on messaging for Trump’s 2016 campaign and, according to the Times, has been working on the president’s…

Trump Admits He ‘Gets Along’ Better With Dictators Than With American Journalists

President Donald Trump conceded in Osaka Saturday that he “gets along” better with the world’s autocrats and dictators than with U.S. reporters. The president made the confession in a testy confrontation with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who challenged him at a press conference at the end of the G-20 Summit. The journalist asked: “What is it with your coziness with some of the dictators and autocrats at these summits?”  Trump responded to the room of reporters: “I get along with everybody, except you people … I get along with President Putin, I get along with Mohammed [bin Salman] from Saudi…

Trump Makes History As First US President To Enter North Korea; Announces Restart Of Nulear Talks

President Trump made history on Sunday by taking an unprecedented step – literally – onto North Korean soil, after which he held an extraordinary last-minute meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he announced that Washington and Pyongyang will relaunch stalled nuclear talks. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to cross the 1953 armistice line separating North and South Korea, then joined Kim side-by-side for a roughly 50-minute meeting in the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone.  It was their third since Trump took office, but none have yet yielded a nuclear deal. Trump and Kim shook hands across a concrete slab…

Judicial Watch: Obama’s DOJ Granted Immunity to Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Who Destroyed 33,000 Emails

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Friday released testimony from Hillary Clinton’s White House-Liaison-at-the-State Department-turned-lawyer, Heather Samuelson and it shows what she told Judicial Watch is at odds with what she previously told the FBI about Hillary’s private email use. Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that the DOJ granted her immunity in June of 2016 — remember this is around the same time Bill Clinton met with then-AG Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix airport tarmac. Heather Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that contrary to what she told the FBI, she was indeed aware of the fact that…

How Russia’s President Putin Explains The End Of The ‘Liberal’ Order

Today the Financial Times published a long and wide ranging interview with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A full transcript is currently available through this link. The talk is making some waves: Putin: Russian president says liberalism ‘obsolete’ – BBC Vladimir Putin says liberalism has ‘outlived its purpose’ – Irish Times Russia’s Vladimir Putin: Liberalism in Europe is ‘obsolete’ – NBC News From the last link: Putin said in an interview with the Financial Times Friday that the “liberal idea has become obsolete,” and referred to Germany’s decision to welcome more than one million refugees — many…

Biden: Ban the Sale of All Non-Smart Guns, Keep Clips Out of Assault Rifles

Did you watch the second installment of the Democrat debates last night? It featured a cavalcade of great ideas on how to reduce, restrict and remove guns and gun rights from American life. A few of the candidates’ “ideas” for how to address the alleged problem of civilian firearm ownership in this country stood out (full transcript here). First there was, of course, Eric “Nuke Em” Swalwell, who’s built his entire campaign around gun confiscation. MADDOW: Congressman Swalwell, among this field of candidates you have a unique position on gun reform. You’re proposing that the government should buy back every…

Kamala Harris Won the Democratic Debate by Fudging Her Record

The chattering classes have crowned Kamala Harris the winner of Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate. As is so often the case with the senator from California and former top cop for that state, Harris earned her positive press with whoppers and attack lines carefully calculated for viral marketing potential. She may indeed have what it takes to be a winner—so did Donald Trump, whose propensity for bold and easily disproved falsehoods is also a hallmark Harris trait.  What did Harris fudge the truth about? Let’s start with the big ones.  Harris told viewers that she disagreed with President Obama’s…

Barack Obama’s ICE Chief: Don’t Blame Trump, ‘Cages’ For Illegals Were Built By Obama Administration

The man who was the Obama administration’s chief of removing illegal immigrants said on Wednesday that it was his boss, President Barack Obama, who had the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the “cages” that Democrats have used as a bludgeon against President Trump. Thomas Homan, Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and January 2017, was responsible for “promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States,” according to his LinkedIn profile. Since…

Gabbard: US needs to ‘stop pretending’ Saudi Arabia is an ally

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) says one of her first acts as president would be to “stop pretending” that Saudi Arabia is an ally of the U.S. “You can go down a laundry list of things that show that even as much as the policy establishment claims Saudi Arabia is an ally of the United States and they’re battling terrorism and all of these things — they’re simply not true,” Gabbard told Hill.TV in an interview that aired on Friday. “Their interests are not serving the interest of the American people,” she continued. Gabbard accused Saudi Arabia of deliberately pushing the U.S. toward a war with Iran…