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Oct 28, 2017

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Phone Call Hinting at “Big News” Came Prior To Kennedy Assassination

Oct 28, 2017

Just minutes before President Kennedy was assassinated, a newspaper in Britain was tipped off to “some big news” about to go down in the U.S. In a memo to the FBI director, it was revealed that a reporter with Cambridge News was contacted anonymously by a phone caller. “The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.” “After the word of the president’s death was received the reporter informed the Cambridge police of the anonymous call and the police informed MI-5.” MI-5 determined “that the call was made about 25 minutes before Kennedy was shot.” The report says, “The Cambridge reporter had never received a call of this kind before and MI-5 state that he is knows to them as a sound and loyal person with no security record.” The memo came to light in the latest batch of documents relating to the assassination of President Kennedy. The current staff at the Cambridge News has no record of who took the call. The paper said that it was contacting people who worked at the newspaper back in the 1960s.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/27/uk-news...

Spanish Separatists Declare Independence

Oct 28, 2017

Separatists in the Catalan parliament voted to declare their independence from Spain on Friday. “We shall constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, and sovereign, democratic and social state of law.” The vote was 70 to 10. Many of the supporters of remaining with Spain boycotted the vote. Spain’s parliament is moving towards seizing control of Catalan. It plans to remove regional leaders from office and install their own bureaucrats loyal to Spain. The European Union has endorsed the position of the Spanish government and has “already backed the hardline stance of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy.” EU spokesman Mina Andrea said, “We have nothing to add to what we said.” Prime Minister Rajoy tweeted, “The rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia.” “What is being debated here is whether Spain, regarding an issue that affects its stability and its integrity, has the right to defend itself by making use of the constitution and the laws,” Rajoy told Spanish senators. Prosecutors plan to arrest and charge Catalan’s president and his government with rebellion. He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/27/catalon...

“Unsafe” Church Removes Plaques; Now Church Is Safe

Oct 28, 2017

An Episcopal church in Alexandria, Virginia has voted to remove plaques memorializing two notable past individuals, namely George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The first president and the confederate general were both at one time members of the church. The unanimous decision is designed to make the church more welcoming. In a letter addressed to members, the vestry announced, “The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.” The letter explained that in today’s era, the issue of slavery is understood differently than it was understood at the time of the country’s founding. Because of that, change in understanding, the church cannot give the proper context and explanation. “Because the sanctuary is a worship space, not a museum, there is no appropriate way to inform visitors about the history of the plaques or to provide additional context except for the in-person tours provided by our docents.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/27...

Tech Companies Sign Amicus Brief in Wedding Cake Case

Oct 28, 2017

Some large tech companies in Silicon Valley plan to submit an amicus brief asking the court to rule that a Christian who refuses to bake a cake for homosexual couples is anti-LGBT discrimination. Yelp, Apple, and PayPal plan to sign the brief. More companies are likely to sign the brief. PayPal issued a statement saying, “PayPal is committed to preserving human rights and advancing the principles of inclusion and equality that are at the core of our values.” “We seek to defend against actions that violate our values, which is why we are signing this amicus brief with other likeminded companies seeking to uphold critical protections against discrimination.” The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case of “a baker who declined to custom-design a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage because his religion teaches that marriage is only between a man and woman.” Alternatively, the baker did offer to sell the couple a cake that was already made. He has declined to custom design many cakes for causes and events with which he disagrees.
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/27/report-te...

Orin Hatch Retirement Rumors Grow

Oct 28, 2017

Senator Orin Hatch of Utah may retire at the end of his current term which expires in early January 2019. A spokesman for Senator Hatch “did not outright deny the report.” “Senator Hatch is focused on leading the Senate’s efforts to pass historic tax reform, confirming strong judges to courts around the country, and continuing to fight through the gridlock to deliver results for Utah. He has not made a final decision about whether or not to seek reelection, but plans to by the end of the year.” A possible candidate to replace Hatch would be former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. “Sources close to both men said plans have already been set in motion for Hatch to retire and for Romney to run, but they cautioned that the timing of the announcements has not yet been finalized, and that either man could still change his mind.” Romney is an establishment Republican. He governed Massachusetts as a liberal Republican, supporting abortion. During the presidential campaign, Romney spoke out in opposition to President Trump. Considering Steve Bannon’s pledge to oppose establishment candidates, Romney will likely face strong opposition from conservatives.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/27...

Special Council May Have Sealed Indictment

Oct 28, 2017

Prosecutors warned Paul Manafort to expect an indictment at some point. He was told this while federal agents were raiding his house in July. Investigators seized computers, documents, and other evidence during their raid. Manafort was dismissed from the Trump campaign last summer. Investigators have been probing Manafort’s lobbying business and other business transactions. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351268-... Mueller was given wide latitude to investigate “any matters that may arise form the probe into Russian interference.” Friday evening, CNN indicated that a grand jury brought charges against someone in the Russia investigation. The charges are sealed and won’t be opened until the individual is brought into court. Attorney’s working on the investigation “were seen entering the courthouse where the grand jury is convened.” But no announcement was made. CNN has been labeled fake news. So it may be possible their report is incorrect.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/357604-...

Democrats Debating Legislative Priorities

Oct 28, 2017

Although House Democrats are in the minority, they are looking at the budget bill as a vehicle through which to fund their agenda items. Democrats want to push immigration and health care legislation. Democrats will have to sort through the competing interests of members to figure out what to push and what can be left to “fall by the wayside.” According to Representative Nita Lowey, “What’s a very important to one person may be a minor issue to someone else. So we have to listen to everyone and move the process.” Democratic leadership will push for a solution relating to the DACA program. Several hundred thousand people were brought to the U.S. as children and have no way to become legal. President Trump gave Congress until March to resolve the issue. Democrats also want to fund the Children’s health Insurance Program as well as restoring the funding to health insurance companies to avoid “significant increases in health-care premiums.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/357419-democrats...

Trump Campaign Company Reached Out to WikiLeaks for Clinton Emails

Oct 28, 2017

A data mining and analysis company, Cambridge Analytica, reportedly reached out to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks regarding the thousands of mission Hillary Clinton emails. The Trump campaign paid $5.9 million dollars to Cambridge Analytica for “data managements services between 2015 and 2016.” The company is owned in part by billionaire Robert Mercer, a supporter of President Trump. The company “mines online data in order to target potential voters with personalized political messaging.” The reported contact between the CEO of the company and Julian Assange took place prior to the election. The House Intelligence Committee has asked for information from Cambridge Analytica. The Trump campaign issued a statement on Wednesday crediting the Republican National Committee as its “main source for data analytics” in 2016. Another source said that the tools that Cambridge Analytica produced “didn’t have any proof that they worked.” The company released a statement in early October in which it claimed a “prominent role” with the Trump campaign. A spokesman for WikiLeaks confirmed that “a request for information from Cambridge Analytica was rejected.”
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/357423-scr...

JFK Assassination Documents Release Coming With Few Redactions

Oct 28, 2017

After withholding documents relating to the assassination of President Kennedy, President Trump indicated that he will push for the release of the remaining documents so as “to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest.” "I will be releasing ALL JFK files other than the names and addresses of any mentioned person who is still living," the president tweeted. "I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest," he continued. The White House plans to release more documents on a “rolling basis over the next six months.” Prior to the release, the president indicated that he planned to release all the documents unless any agencies raised objections. The CIA and FBI issued “national security concerns” which effectively blocked the release in its entirety. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “We are working this weekend. We are going to be working every way possible to expedite the production of these documents as completely as possible and they will be virtually, completely revealed from the FBI files.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/357603-...

Original Funder of Fusion GPS Opposition Research Revealed

Oct 28, 2017

Washington Free Beacon attorneys told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that it had funded the original “anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.” The Free Beacon supported the research from 2015 through the spring of 2016. Attorneys said that the opposition research included “research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.” The Free Beacon stresses that when it was funding the opposition research, it “had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steel.“ The Free Beacon also said that it did not “have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton Campaign.” The funder of the Washington Free Beacon is billionaire Paul Singer. Singer opposed Trump doing the time the Beacon was funding the research.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-free-...

Lots of Democrats Running in 2020

Oct 28, 2017

Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said that he expects there will be a “double-digit number of candidates” who run in the primaries for the 2020 Democratic nominating process. By having a large number of candidates running, Perez hopes to put to bed the myth that Democrats can’t field a “bench of presidential candidates.” "I would welcome that because I hear people say we don't have a bench of presidential candidates, and I could not agree with that more.” Perez calls the primary debate “spectacular.” “My job is to make sure the paling field is level.” Currently the expected Democratic roster includes Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Rim Ryan. Not mentioned was Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator is not a Democrat. After the election, he changed his party affiliation back to independent. If he does run, Senator Sanders has the interest of motivated college students and could lead the field. Perez has disclaimed any knowledge of what DNC officials and Clinton Campaign officials knew or did with respect to the funding of the dossier on candidate Trump.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/tom-perez-expect-do...

President Trump Claims Credit For Discrediting Media

Oct 28, 2017

President Trump tweaked the media by boasting how he’d reduced “public trust in the mainstream media” since his campaign began. He said that he’s “proud” of having convinced “people how fake it is.” “I've really started this whole fake news thing,” said Trump. The president told Lou Dobbs that the media “is so dishonest.” “What could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CSS what you look at some of these stories?” He said that during the campaign he was treated “very unfairly” by the press and that it did not get any better after the election. In fact, “they got much worse.” "If you look at the level of approval of … general media, if you look at it from the day I started running to now, I'm so proud that I've been able to convince people how fake it is, because it has taken a nosedive." He went on to thank Fox news saying, “Fox has treated me fairly. And I don’t mean good, but they’ve treated me fairly. I don’t want to be treated good. I just want to be treated fairly.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-boasts-reduci...

Pakistan Told To Clean House

Oct 27, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson met with India’s External Affairs Minister and called upon Pakistan to “take a tougher line on terror during a joint news conference in New Delhi.” Tillerson said, “In our discussions with Pakistani leadership yesterday in Islamabad we had a very open, frank exchange around the concerns the United States shares with other regional partners and allies – India, but also Afghanistan – that there are too many terrorist organizations that find a safe place in Pakistan from which to conduct their operations and attacks against other countries.” After Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan, relations between Washington and Islamabad have become strained. Tillerson told Pakistan that the long-term stability and security of the the Pakistani government is at stake. ”As these terrorist organizations have enlarged their numbers and have enlarged their strength and their capability within Pakistan’s borders, this can lead to a threat to Pakistan’s own stability.” By seeking stronger ties with India, the United States will ensure that it still has a friend in South Asia regardless what happens to Pakistan.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10...

Voting Begins In Kenya’s Disputed Elections

Oct 27, 2017

Kenya’s rerun of the presidential elections began on Thursday. Opposition supporters of Mr. Odinga urged a boycott. Of Kenya’s 47 counties, five reported violence. Voting was postponed until a later time. Four people were killed. Roads were blocked in Kisumu and fires were set. 25 people were injured as they confronted police and many suffered gunshot injuries. The elections of August 8 were nullified by the country’s Supreme Court. The Court cited “illegalities and irregularities.” Both parties agreed to abide by the decision and rerun the election. President Kenyatta said, “What we have is a problem of tribalism, and tribalism is an issue that we must continue to deal with and fight with as we continue to develop our country.” In 2007, more than 1,000 people were killed in ethnic violence. The Kenyan election pits Mr. Kenyatta, the son of the country’s founder, against Mr. Odinga. The candidates represent the two largest tribes in Kenya. Mr. Kenyatta is a Kikuyu and Mr. Odinga is a Luo. There is a lot of hatred between the two tribes. The Kikuyu’s are the entrepreneurial class and own many of the businesses in the country. The Luo tribe is more socialistic and pushes for more government. Former President Obama is of Luo descent, if the stories of his Kenyan heritage are true.
http://www.breitbart.com/news/deadly-clashes-mar-r...

Pentagon Urges Change to Selective Service Law

Oct 27, 2017

The Pentagon is recommending “that women be required to register for the draft to boost military enrollment.” The Pentagon report said, “It appears that, for the most part, expanding registration for the draft to include women would enhance further the benefits presently associated with the Selective Service System.” The Selective Service System currently registers all males 18 to 25. In the event of war, they could be pressed into military service. Under former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the military began allowing “women to serve in combat roles.” The decision to allow women into combat roles then provoked the military to start thinking about requiring women to register for the draft. The Pentagon report can only suggest a change to the law. Congress would have to amend the current law to require women to register for the draft. In 2016, Congress called for a “yearly review of the draft system” but did not amend it to require registration of women.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10...

DNC Chairman Can’t Wish Away The Constitution

Oct 27, 2017

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez asserted, “the Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn’t have to be there.” The chairman made the false statement while lecturing at Indiana University Law School. The Constitution in fact does outline the electoral process by which the president of the United States is chosen. And the Constitution calls for Electors to be appointed. According to Article II, “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.” The Electoral College is a check on direct democracy. Most of the time the Electoral College does follow the popular vote. Yet there have been a handful of times where the candidate with a majority of popular votes loses to the winner of the Electoral College. Hillary Clinton knew that she had to win a majority of Electors. She failed to put together a winning strategy. The system did not fail Hillary Clinton or the voters. It worked exactly the way the founders intended.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/dnc-chairman-fal...

Bitter Clinger

Oct 27, 2017

The former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is saying, “I’m with her.” The “her” being Hillary Clinton. Although it’s been demonstrated that the dossier on Trump was funded by the Clinton campaign and has lost whatever remaining credibility it once had, James Clapper remains a steadfast bitter clinger. According to Clapper, “With respect to the dossier itself, the key thing is it doesn’t matter who paid for it. It’s what the dossier said and the extent to which it’s corroborated or not.” “In other words,” to quote a recent former Secretary of State, “What Difference Does It Make?” In an interview with CNN, Clapper called for an audit trail apparently just to make sure that the DNC and Hillary for America really did fund the production of the dossier. Clapper told his CNN host that he believes investigators in the intelligence community were “able to validate portions of the dossier“ and should not be completely dismissed.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/clapper-h...

Spain Headed for Chaos

Oct 27, 2017

The president of Catalonia said that Catalan’s parliament will decided whether or not to approve a declaration of independence from Spain. The announcement on the independence decision appears to be a reversal of what the president was expected to do. He’d been expected to “call an early election in the region to avoid Spain’s takeover of the Catalan government.” However, the president was not certain that the Spanish government would allow such a vote. He could not get assurances that Spain’s government would not go ahead with a takeover of Catalan’s government. “I didn’t get a responsible answer from the Spanish government, which has instead used this option to add to the tension,” said the president. Catalan’s parliament has a small majority of separatists. They are expected to vote on Friday on the question of independence. At the same time, “the Spanish Senate is expected to approve emergency measures to impose Madrid’s direct rule on Catalonia.” Saturday could see the Catalan region to fall into social and economic chaos.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/dramatic-...

FBI Agrees To Turn Over Documents Relating to Dossier

Oct 27, 2017

In an interview on Wednesday, Speaker Ryan accused the FBI of “foot-dragging” and “stonewalling.” Congress has repeatedly, for months, sought answers and documents related to the dossier showing Donald Trump in a terrible light. On Thursday, Speaker Ryan announced that the FBI had contacted his office and “informed us that they will comply with our document requests, and that they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week.” The funding for the dossier was exposed this week after the law firm handling legal work for the Clinton campaign released Fusion GPS from its privacy agreement. The funding came from the Clinton campaign and flowed through the campaign’s legal firm. The campaign’s FEC filings did not disclose the expenditure as for research. It hid the funding under “legal services.” The investigating committees in Congress went to court two weeks ago to demand that two years worth of bank records for Fusion GPS be turned over to Congress. Congress will now investigate the FBI’s assessment of credibility of the dossier. As well as the role that the dossier played in the FBI’s decision to seek a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump campaign in the months and weeks leading up to the election.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/paul-ryan...

The Curious Case of Jesus Campos

Oct 27, 2017

The security guard who reportedly was shot in the leg by Stephen Paddock during the October 1 massacre in Las Vegas, went to Mexico “just days after” the horrific shooting. “Customs and Border Patrol documents [show] that [Jesus] Campos apparently crossed the border into Mexico days after the Vegas massacre.” He went through the same border crossing in January. The crossing raises a host of questions. “Why would the FBI allow a material witness to flee the country during an ongoing investigation?” “If Campos was shot, why [or] how did he spend hours in a car on a road trip to Mexico rather [than] recuperating in a hospital bed”? And finally, “if this was a ‘pre-planned’ visit, as his union suggests, then why did investigators seem so baffled by his disappearance?” Las Vegas investigators have not been clear on the timeline of events. Events have been laid out as happening at a particular time only to be changed significantly in later press conferences. The longer law enforcement remains unclear, the faster conspiracy theories will get planted, take root, and further obfuscate the entire shooting.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/mysteriou...

50 Years of JFK Secrets . . . Remain Secret

Oct 27, 2017

The Deep State prevailed over Donald Trump’s better sense to throw open the doors to the vault of remaining secret documents relating to the assassination of President Kennedy. “Following last-minute recommendations of his national security agencies that some of the records be redacted,” President Trump allowed a mere 2,800 documents relating to the assassination to be released on Thursday. Although the deadline for releasing the documents has been on the books since 1992, and the date was well known, agencies of the Deep State were given another six months to “figure out what they want redacted.” A White House official said, “There’s a mad scramble going on in the executive branch to get this done.” Reportedly, “Some of the worry seems to center around documents created in the 1990s, when the congressional committee was crafting the legislation setting Thursday as the release date.” According to Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia, “The CIA wants some of the names in the documents redacted, and some of the paragraphs they say reveal the names of sources or theirs use by the CIA.”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/trump-del...

DOJ Offers Tea Party Groups Apology. IRS Remains Silent

Oct 27, 2017

Attorney Jeff Sessions announced settlements with more than 450 groups targeted by the IRS during the Obama administration. Under the agreement, “the government admitted that the IRS forced tea party groups into illegal delays and unconscionable scrutiny, including questions about their political beliefs, plans to run for office and names of financial backers.” Attorney General Sessions said, “There is no excuse for this conduct. Hundreds of organizations were affected by these actions, and they deserve an apology from the IRS.” The Obama administration made up a story about Lois G. Lerner as “being a hero who tried to stop the targeting . . . “ Under the settlement, “The Justice Department and IRS now say she failed to stop her employees and hid the bad behavior from her bosses for two years.” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be leaving the IRS in early November. “[H]e mislead Congress about the destruction of Ms. Lerner’s emails. . . “ So far the IRS did not join with the Justice Department in offering an apology to the Tea Party groups.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/26/te...

Chinese President Increases Persecution of Religious Groups

Oct 27, 2017

A report compiled by Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng details the breadth and “intensity of religious persecution that continues in” China. The report was translated by ChinaAid and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. According to the report, the Chinese government under President Xi has “violently” suppressed “religious groups, primarily Christians and practitioners of Falun Gong.” “The external environment for religious faith hit a new low in 2016 after 30 years of suppression,” wrote Gao Zhisheng. "Since Xi Jinping came to power, the CPC's general suppression of Christianity, with a particular focus on individual cases, has become a new and distinctive trend, which has been even more obvious in the past year.” Gao Zhisheng documented the suppression of Christianity. The property of Christians has been sized and destroyed. “In 2016, a pastor and his wife were buried alive in Henan [province] while protesting against their church being forcibly possessed. Adherents to Falun Gong “have been abducted, forcibly disappeared, framed, and tortured,” according to the report. Bob Fu of ChinaAid said, “We urge President Trump to speak to Chinese leaders about this deteriorating human rights situation and raise the case of Gao and other prisoners of conscience when he visits China in early November.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/dissident-china-inten...

Trump Releases JFK Assassination Documents

Oct 26, 2017

President Donald Trump has ordered the release to the public of hundreds of documents related to the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The documents may shed light on what actually happened and put to rest the numerous conspiracy theories that have arisen over the years.

These theories generally deny the official conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and claim that everyone from J. Edgar Hoover to Fidel Castro were responsible for the death of the president. The Russians were also blamed as was the Mafia and the CIA. Now, the truth may finally come to light about the assassination.

Disney Continues to Push Leftist Agenda

Oct 26, 2017

The once iconic family oriented Disney Corporation that under the leadership of its founder Walt Disney stood up for traditional American values has been moving to the left for years. The Disney parks begin holding gay pride days that drove off many traditional families because the gays were allowed to openly engage in sex acts in full view of other park visitors.

Disney has continued to push its liberal agenda by purchasing ABC News that was already a left leaning propaganda organ and ESPN that was also turned into a bastion for liberal opinion. Now, Disney is announcing that on its television channel it will introduce its first gay character in one of its programs designed for children.

Paddock Mystery Only Deepens

Oct 26, 2017

Investigators looking for the motive of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock are not only not finding any answers, but they see the mystery getting worse. There were several laptop computers in his hotel room at Mandalay Bay and one of them had the hard drive removed and the police have no idea when it was removed or where it is.

Other things don’t add up like the fact that housekeepers were in Paddock’s room during most of his stay and saw no sign of weapons, and on at least one occasion he ordered room service and again there was no sign of weapons. In other words, there is still nothing to help police find a motive or understand what Paddock did in the room prior to the shooting.

Gowdy Wants Information About FBI Reliance on Dossier

Oct 26, 2017

Representative Trey Gowdy wants to know if the FBI was relying on the false information in the Trump dossier when it initiated the investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. The allegations contained in the dossier have all been proven false and if the FBI and/or the Department of Justice relied on it, then the investigation is a waste of time and resources.

So far, Gowdy has not gotten any response to his request for information from the FBI or DOJ and that is raising even more questions. Gowdy has said he will use Congressional subpoena power if necessary.

Major Networks Ignoring Uranium Story

Oct 26, 2017

It has been over a week since reporters for The Hill broke a bombshell story that involved the Russian use of spies, bribery, extortion, kickbacks, and money laundering to get a sweetheart deal giving Russia control over 20% of U.S, uranium. This would seem to be a story that the mainstream media would be all over, yet all of the major networks except FOX News have virtually ignored the story,

The reason is obvious, the story also involves the Clintons, their foundation, and possibly other high government officials in the Obama administration including Eric Holder and James Comey.

Democrats Say Dossier Story in No Big Deal

Oct 26, 2017

For months democrats in Congress and the media have been pushing the narrative that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians that resulted in the presidential election being stolen from Hillary Clinton. After investigations by Congressional committees, the FBI, and Robert Mueller it appears that nothing has been uncovered to prove any of the allegations.

However, now that real collusion between the Democrats and the Russians regarding the fake Trump dossier has been uncovered, the Democrats are saying it was opposition research. In fact, the dossier was a total fabrication. That is not research, that is fraud.

Investigators Can’t Find Las Vegas Shooter’s Hard Drive

Oct 26, 2017

The investigation into the mass shooting in Las Vegas has turned up the fact that Stephen Paddock’s computer is missing its hard drive. Investigators do not know where it has gone. There is evidence that Paddock bought software that erased files from the hard drive. But without the drive, investigators cannot confirm their idea. Paddock apparently did not leave many digital traces for authorities to follow. In the Virginia Tech mass shooting, the shooter “took the hard drive out of his computer and discarded his cellphone before” murdering 32 people. Police never recovered them. So far investigators have been unable to find a motive for Paddock’s attack. Authorities are trying to piece together his life as they look for clues. Paddock’s brother was arrested for possession of child pornography on Wednesday. The investigation reportedly was underway “long before Stephen opened fire on the concertgoers.”
http://www.breitbart.com/pre-viral/2017/10/25/repo...

White House Wants To Raise Gas Taxes

Oct 26, 2017

The Trump administration is considering hiking the federal gasoline tax by seven cents a gallon so as to pay for the administration’s infrastructure program. The president’s economic adviser told a group of moderate Republicans that the vote to increase the gasoline tax would take place early in 2018. Republicans have been unwilling to use the current debate on tax reform “to set aside some money for infrastructure.” The federal gasoline tax is currently set at 18.4 center per gallon and at 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel fuel. The money raised from the fuel tax is earmarked for the Highway Trust Fund. The fund “provides money for road construction and other transportation projects across the country. . . “ As cars have overall become more fuel efficient, the fund has not had the influx of money needed to keep up with infrastructure expenses. This a classic example of Congress trying to engineer what it thinks is good for society but then failing to consider what the consequences are going to be. Congress would be far better to stay out of setting mileage rates and let the free market determine how best to serve consumers. Conservatives in Congress are expected to oppose legislation that would raise the fuel tax.

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/357153-wh...

FBI Informant Released From Confidentiality Agreement

Oct 26, 2017

The FBI informant who was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding what he knew about the sale of Uranium One to the Russian Rosatom company has been released from a confidentiality agreement. The informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, received and official letter from the FBI “saying it no longer had any reason to ask the informant to keep his work confidential.” Toensing said of her client, “He is now able to and willing to talk with the congressional committees seeking his testimony . . . “ According to Toensing her client will testify “about his work uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with the Clintons in hopes of winning favorable uranium decision from the Obama administration.” Toensing plans to work with lawmakers to keep her client’s identity confidential. Russia’s Tenex company’s chief executive in the United States was found guilty of a bribery scheme that compromised “an American trucking company that shipped uranium for Russia.” Congress was not notified about the bribery scandal during the FBI investigation in 2014.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/357230-fbi-info...

States Lose In Attempt To Force Subsidy Payments to Continue

Oct 26, 2017

A federal judge in California denied an emergency motion that would have required the Trump administration to continue making payments to insurers. The judge pointed out that California took steps to mitigate any problems. “To be sure, the absence of money for CSR payments does not seem to be causing health care reform to come crumbling down,” wrote District Judge Vince Chhabria. Insurers in California added “a surcharge to the mid-level silver plans, which increases the amount of tax credit subsidies available.” The judge ruled that “the ability of states to act in advance and shield consumers undercuts the argument that people will face higher premiums because the cost-sharing payments are ending.” 18 states joined in the California motion to prevent the subsidies from being halted. Congress has never appropriated the funding of subsidy payments to insurers. The Obama administration was making them. Congress sued and won a ruling that found the Obama administration’s payments to insurers to be illegal. So far Congress has not acted to restore the subsidy payments.
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/357183-judge-...

ACLU Giddy Over Death of Unborn Child

Oct 26, 2017

A 17-year old illegal immigrant in federal immigration custody wanted to abort her 16-week old unborn child. She sued in federal court. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling supporting the woman’s right to kill her unborn child. She was immediately carted off to an abortuary. An 16-week unborn child weighs approximately 3 ½ ounces and is about 4 ½ inches long. The child has begun to grow toenails. The baby’s heart pumps “about 25 quarts of blood each day” and will increase as the baby continues to grow. The ACLU celebrated on Twitter writing, “BREAKING: Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe. She was able to get an abortion early this morning. #JusticeforJane” There was no justice for the unborn child. The woman issued a statement through the ACLU saying, “People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind. I made my decision and that is between me and God.” The Trump administration argued that Jane Doe had viable options other than abortion such as voluntarily leaving the country or “being placed in the custody of a sponsor.”
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Lawmakers Plan Votes to Stop Aborted Fetal Tissue Sales

Oct 26, 2017

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are attempting to pass legislation that “would ban the sale of aborted fetal tissue and tighten regulations on fetal remains restrictions.” Leaders in Wisconsin’s House believe they have the votes to pass the legislation and that it would likely pass in the Senate. The Senate plans to take up the legislation in November. “Those of us up here believe that when a child is aborted, the last thing that needs to be done to the dignity of that human life is to be shipped off, sliced up and put into test tubes and Petri dishes. When it comes to the integrity of an aborted fetus, there really is no compromise,” said Representative Kleefisch. The company, Cures For Tomorrow, opposes the legislation saying, “The bill would reach into labs and end ongoing, pioneering research on heart disease, cancer, infectious disease, and neurological and developmental disorders.” Wisconsin Family Action’s said, “We don’t oppose research at all. What we want is research done using ethical materials done in an ethical way.” The legislation does not impose criminal penalties for violating the law. But they would impose civil forfeitures.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/25/wisconsin-lawmak...

Iran Taking Steps To Leave Nuclear Agreement

Oct 26, 2017

Iran is taking steps to blame the United States for the breakdown of the nuclear agreement. Iran has identified what it claims are 18 instances of the United States violating the agreement. Iran sent the leaders of the European Union “a plethora of information recounting what it claims are 18 separate violations of the deal by the United States.” The United States is trying to walk a thin line by trying to stay in the nuclear agreement but also strengthen it so as to force Iran to comply with the spirit of the agreement. The Trump administration wants to impose sanctions on Iran “for its ballistic missile program and regional support of terrorism.” A spokesman for the State Department said, “The United States continues to meet its commitments under the JCPOA and will hold Iran strictly accountable for its commitments.” A congressional adviser said, “Iran was never going to stay in the deal the full time. They were going to cheat as much as they could, pocket as much as they could, and then bail as soon as anyone tried to enforce the deal.”
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-pavin...

Virginia Democrats Equate Republican Candidate With White Supremacists

Oct 26, 2017

Democrat Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam released a mailer showing a picture of President Trump and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie superimposed on a photo of white nationalists marching with tiki torches. The copy on the mailing tells voters, “On Tuesday, November 7th, Virginia gets to stand up to hate.” Gillespie’s digital director said that the Democrats “had reached a ‘new low: exploiting Charlottesville tragedy to score political points.’” Ed Gillespie has disavowed the white nationalists since they showed up in Charlottesville. He’s maintained that they are “off the political spectrum.” Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe defended the mailer in a “Ask the Governor” session on a local radio station. He claimed that he had not seen the mailer but said “he believes its creators are tying to make the point he has been addressing.” McAuliffe said that the ads that Gillespie is running against Northam are much like the “hatred” and “bigotry” of those on the alt-right, KKK, and white supremacists. He said there was “no difference.” Virginia’s gubernatorial election is considered a referendum on the presidential election. Gillespie has recently surged in the polls and has overtaken Northam. President Trump lost Virginia in the presidential election.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/mcauliffe-defends-v...

Biden Keeps Options Open for 2020

Oct 26, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden is keeping his options open for 2020. “I haven’t decide to run, but I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run.” He made the remarks in an interview with Vanity Fair. Biden decided against running in the 2016 campaign because of the the death of his son in 2015 of brain cancer. He’s remarked several time that in retrospect he wished he had run. Biden said that when he decides whether or not to run he would consider the effect on his family. “You don’t run by yourself. Your family is totally implicated. They become news; they become fodder.” Ashley Biden, the daughter of the former Vice President said that she believed her father is planning on a run. “If he is in good health, knock on wood, and seeing that the landscape is at the time, yeah, I think he is considering it.” The 2020 campaign will be tumultuous. President Trump has so far proved to be polarizing. Now that the Democrats have been shown to be behind the “dossier” and their Russian collusion investigation is failing, the party may end up being discredited.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/biden-2020-decided-...

Congress Pursues FBI’s Part In Dossier Manufacture

Oct 26, 2017

Now that the Trump “dossier” funding has been pinned on the Clinton campaign, investigators will be looking at the FBI’s involvement in its manufacture. In October 2016, Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy hired by Fusion GPS, contacted the FBI with the information he’d collected in the document. The Washington Post reported in February 2017 that Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.” The FBI was funding opposition research that was commissioned by the Clinton campaign. Senator Chuck Grassley of Ohio wrote, "The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI's independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration's use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends.” Representative Nunes and Senators Grassley and Graham, have been pressing the FBI to say whether or not the “information from the dossier [was used] as a basis for warrant requests before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.” To date, the FBI has been stalling on requests for document production related to the dossier.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-after...

Clinton Dossier Money May Have Been Paid To Russians

Oct 26, 2017

The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee may have purposefully filed inaccurate spending reports with the Federal Election Commission in an effort to hide the funding of the Trump dossier. The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint on Wednesday pointing out that the inaccuracy did not “disclose the purpose and recipient of payments for the dossier of research alleging connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia.” The Clinton campaign paid money to Fusion GPS through the legal firm Perkins Coie. The $12 million sent to Perkins Coie was marked as “legal services” on FEC reports as opposed to research. Zero Hedge points out that “most of the sources listed in the dossier were based in Russia and include a ‘senior Kremlin official’ as well as other ‘close associates of Vladimir Putin.’” It’s conceivable that research money was paid to “‘senior Kremlin officials’ as compensation for the services.” So while Hillary Clinton has been draggeing her broken toe around the world accusing the Trump campaign of conspiring to collude with the Russians to deprive Hillary of her right to be president, “it now appear as though the Hillary campaign may have been the only one to funnel cash to ‘Kremlin operatives’ in return for political dirt…” And of course, voters are to believe that Hillary knew absolutely nothing.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-25/fec-compl...

Drug Cartels Weaponizing Drones

Oct 25, 2017

The violence carried out by the drug cartels along the U.S. and Mexican border has been increasing over the years, and has residents living in the area in almost constant fear. Now they have even more to worry about. Several of the cartels have been routinely using drones to move their products across the border from Mexico into the United States. They also use explosive devices like IEDs to wage war on rival gangs and the police. Now, at least one cartel is taking it a step further by weaponizing their drones and making them capable of transporting explosives into the U.S. cities. The big worry for homeland security is that if the cartel is paid enough it could let a terrorist group use that technology.

YouTube and Google Being Sued for Censorship

Oct 25, 2017

A conservative digital media organization called PragerU is suing YouTube and its parent company Google for censorship. The group posts conservative oriented videos on various subjects on YouTube and the lawsuit alleges that they are routinely censored by the video company. Sometimes they label the videos as “adult content” that limits their availability. On other occasions their videos have been labeled as “hate speech” and banned. This includes a video interview with a Muslim man who discussed how he was raised to be anti-Semetic. The suit argues that using that under criteria YouTube would be justified in not allowing anything pertaining to the Holocaust.

Trump Russian Dossier Funded by DNC and Clinton Campaign

Oct 25, 2017

Early in the 2016 presidential campaign the media became obsessed over something called the Russian dossier that purported to show all kinds of questionable connections between Trump, his campaign, and the Russians. The dossier even accused Trump of being with prostitutes hired by the Russians. The whole thing was quickly exposed as a total fabrication that was prepared by a former British intelligence agent at the behest of a liberal firm called Fusion GPS. Congressional investigators have been trying to get information from the firm about who funded the dossier, but the company wouldn’t cooperate. Now the Washington Post says that it was funded by the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

Second U.S. Carrier Group Nears Korea

Oct 25, 2017

The U.S. Navy carrier strike group made up of the USS Theodore Roosevelt and its support and escort ships is closing in on the Korean peninsula. It is joining up with another carrier strike force under the lead of the USS Ronald Reagan. It is rare to have two carrier groups in this close proximity, but it underscores the seriousness of the threat posed by North Korea and its erratic leader Kim Jong Un.

This development comes along with the U.S. Air Force placing all of its B-52 nuclear bombers on 24 hr. alert status. That means that the bombers are fully armed, parked near the runway, and with the crews staying near the planes.

Democrats Getting Hysterical Over Tax Cuts

Oct 25, 2017

The Democrats in the House and Senate are getting downright hysterical over the possibility that the Republican controlled Congress may actually pass major tax cut legislation being pushed by President Trump. They are being joined in this hysteria by their left wing allies in the mainstream media that are launching ever more attacks on Trump and the Republicans.

According to Fox News Business network host Stuart Varney the left knows that if the tax plan passes it will likely boost the economy, and that is the last thing they want. Trump and the Republicans will get credit for a big win and carry that momentum into the 2018 elections.

Three House Committees to Investigate Uranium 1 Deal

Oct 25, 2017

Three separate committees in the House of Representatives are launching investigation into the Clintons and the Uranium 1 deal with the Russians. One of those committees is the House Oversight Committee that will be looking into allegations that the Russians had a pay for play deal with the Clinton Foundation.

The House investigations come on the heels of information that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is looking into the left leaning Podesta lobbying firm and its connections with the Russians. That firm is run by Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges To Crack Down on Extremism

Oct 25, 2017

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia plans to push his country towards a more moderate form of Islam. Saudi Arabia is held captive to an extreme form of Islam called Wahabism. The ruling family has sought to placate it by lavishly funding mosques all over the world. He announced, “We want to go back to what we were, the moderate Islam that is open to the world, open to all the religions. We will not waste 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideas, we will destroy them today.” The 32-year old crown prince was appointed successor by his father King Salman earlier this year. The prince is seeking to modernize the country and its economy by steering the country away from oil dependent revenues. Recently the country announced that the ban on women being able to drive will be fully lifted in 2018. Prince bin Salman announced that a $500 billion city would be “built on the border with Jordan and Egypt.” The city will make extensive use of alternative energy and be a technology hub.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arab...

Americans on Food Stamps Keeps Falling

Oct 25, 2017

The number of Americans on food stamps has fallen 3.48 percent since President Trump began his presidency. Enrollment in the food stamp program has dropped to “its lowest level in seven years.” Almost 1.5 million Americans are no longer enrolled in the program. Some members of Congress are seeking to create legislation that will expand work requirements for able-bodied adults. Some states have taken the initiative to institute work requirements as the economy has recovered from the 2008 recession. Maine was the first state after the recession to bring back work requirements. There may be an uptick in enrollment in the food stamp program in Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The USDA increased temporary benefits to Texas in the wake of the storm. Also, the USDA “eased restrictions on what items victims . . . could purchase, allowing those who received food stamps to purchase hot food items, which cannot usually be purchased with benefits.” The Trump administration may be reaping the benefits of an economy that was already slowly recovering under the Obama administration.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/23...

Former NPR CEO Shocked At What He Discovers

Oct 25, 2017

A former CEO of National Public Radio said that he’s changed his mind on gun control laws. Ken Stern left his safe “liberal bubble and set off into conservative enclaves of America to expose himself to new ideas.” He learned so much that he wrote a book entitled, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.” During his dive into fly-over country, Stern found out “that gun homicides have declined significantly over the past 25 years.” "At the same time, the number of guns have gone up. Those two things aren't correlated, but it's clear we know how to drive down gun murders without gun control, and the question is why are we talking about gun control when there's other things that we've been doing for 25 years that actually have reduced murders in this country by an extraordinary amount." Stern wrote an editorial for the New York Post saying, “the media should acknowledge its own failings in reflecting only their part of America. You can’t cover America from the Acela corridor, and the media need to get out and be part of the conversations that take place in churches and community centers and town halls."
http://freebeacon.com/issues/npr-ceo-changed-suppo...

Democrats Courting Psychologists Who Want To Remove Trump

Oct 25, 2017

Democrats are laying the foundation to remove President Trump from office using the 25th Amendment. Psychologist John Gartner created Duty to Warn, a “network of mental health experts” that are seeking to remove President Trump. The current practice of psychology does not permit the diagnosis of “public figures without any clinical evaluation.” The policy was put into place in the 1960s by the American Psychiatric Association after some psychologists warned that Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was not fit for the presidency. “Gartner and his associates have not hesitated to diagnose the president in a variety of ways, with some surmising he is a sociopath, a narcissist, or suffers from a form of dementia.” Democrat Representative Jackie Spier tweeted in August that “POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger. Time to invoke the 25th Amendment.” Psychologist Allen Frances opposes Duty to Warn saying, “We shouldn’t be confusing bad behavior with mental illness. When we do this, it reduces our ability to respond appropriately to bad behavior, and it stigmatizes the mentally ill.” Another retired therapist and Bernie Sanders supporter dismissed efforts by anti-Trump psychologist saying, “They are engaging in their own form of narcissism.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrats-psycholog...

Clinton Campaign Still Paying Operatives

Oct 25, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign is still paying several aides even one year after the election. Huma Abedin was paid $65,000 between mid-November 2016 and June of 2017. In the third quarter of 2017, Abedin was paid an additional $2,000. “Hillary for America spokesman,” Nicholas Merrill, “has been paid $24,357 this year from the campaign.” Long time aide, Robert Russo, who is in charge of correspondence, “has been paid almost $36,000 in 2017 from Hillary for America.” The campaign’s chief operating officer, Elizabeth Jones, has been paid $95,000 in 2017. Many of these aides would likely have received powerful and high paying positions within the White House had Hillary Clinton won the presidency in 2016. The campaign transferred $800,000 to Onward Together in early May. Onward Together is a political action committee created by Hillary Clinton to fundraise for progressive political causes.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/hillary-clintons-top-...

House Committees Launch New Investigations Into FBI and DOJ

Oct 25, 2017

Two House committee chairman announced that they would investigate some decisions made by the Obama era Justice Department and FBI. Lawmakers plan to review decisions made by the FBI in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information. The committees also will look into the FBI’s handling of the probe into Trump campaign associates. In a joint statement by Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte, the chairmen said, “Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognized wealth, power, or social status.” "The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight." The committees plan to study the Bureau’s decision to not announce the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia but why it announced the decision to investigate Hillary Clinton. As well as why the FBI announced that there would be no charges against Hillary Clinton instead of the Department of Justice making that announcement.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/two-house-panels-la...

New Proposal to Massage Obamacare Problems

Oct 25, 2017

Senator Orin Hatch and Representative Kevin Brady are trying their own version of Obamacare reform. Their proposed legislation would fund the cost-sharing payments to Big Insurers through 2019 and insist that the companies meet “certain requirements to receive the payments to avoid ‘double dipping.’” Additionally, the legislation would “expand health savings accounts to lift the maximum contribution limit.” Finally, the legislation would waive the individual mandate until 2021 and waive the employer mandate retroactively from 2015 through 2017. The companies would not be subject to penalties. "As I have said all along, if Congress is going to appropriate funds for cost-sharing reductions, we must include meaningful structural reforms that provide Americans relief from Obamacare," said Senator Hatch. Representative Brady said, "It takes steps to cure Obamacare's underlying illness through patient-centered reforms that deliver relief from federal mandates, protect life, and increase choices in health care." "It also empowers individuals and families to save and spend their health care dollars the way they want and need by expanding and enhancing a popular, tax-advantaged savings tool known as health savings accounts.” The proposals in the legislation resemble the failed July legislation called the “Skinny Repeal.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/hatch-brady-proposal-...

U.S. Pressured Serbia to Not Aid Syria in De-Mining Efforts

Oct 25, 2017

As ISIS has retreated from Syria, the terrorist group has left thousands of mines in Syria. As people return to their homes in Syria, there is a high risk that people will maimed and killed by mines. The United Nations estimates 600,000 Syrians “have returned to areas liberated by the Syrian government . . .” Already people several people have been killed or had limbs amputated as a result of mines. Months ago, the Serbian government announced that “it would participate in the de-mining efforts in Syria in a manner that would have Serbian forces coordinating with Russians.” Apparently that did not sit well with the U.S. government. Embassy spokesman Eric Heyden said, “In the last six months, in our numerous conversations with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and the VS General Staff, the US government received multiple assurances that this story is incorrect.” Heyden reminded Serbia that it had received more than $20 million in aid and training from the American government for de-mining efforts in Serbia.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/10/daniel-mcadams...

Senator Calls For Special Counsel to Investigate Uranium One Deal

Oct 25, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa tweeted out his insistence that a special counsel needs to be appointed to investigate the Uranium One deal. “Whoever in DOJ is capable [with] authority to appoint a special counsel [should] do so to investigate Uranium One "whoever" means if [you] aren't recused” Over the last week, it’s come to light that the Russians allegedly offered bribes to secure State Department approval for the deal. The Clinton Foundation received in excess of $25 million and former President Clinton was paid $500,000 in speaking fees. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also reportedly investigating the Podesta Group’s possible Russian connections. Senator Grassley’s call for a special counsel comes after two House committees announced they were investigating the Uranium One deal “and the Obama-era Department of Justice’s handling of the Clinton email investigation on Tuesday.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/24/grassley-calls-f...

Senator Flake Won’t Seek Re-Election

Oct 25, 2017

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2018. His approval numbers had plummeted to 18 percent. Senator Flake announced his retirement citing the nation’s “disunion,” “disrepair,” “and destructiveness of our politics.” Senator Flake started out as a “hard-line Republican” early in his term. However, soon after taking office, Flake shifted to the left. He embraced “Gang of Eight immigration reform . . . siding against the Obamacare defunding effort, voting repeatedly for debt ceiling increases, pushing gun control, [and] working with President Obama to open trade with Cuba.” Conservative talk show host Erick Erickson tweeted, “Jeff Flake used to have a 100% Club For Growth score, got to the Senate, and is now in the 50’s below Mitch McConnell.” While President Trump will likely take credit for Senator Flake’s retirement, Senator Flake was in trouble politically before he started opposing President Trump. The senator “purposefully exacerbated that vulnerability by loudly touting his opposition to Trump and the Republican base on a much-ballyhooed book tour.”
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22703/no-trump-didnt...

Clinton Campaign Funded Russia Dossier

Oct 25, 2017

The entire Russia collusion story is collapsing. The so called “intelligence dossier” portraying Donald Trump in the most lurid, wild, despicable way, was funded by “the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.” The Washington Post is reporting that “Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS . . . to conduct the research.” Fusion GPS in turn hired a former British intelligence officer “with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community” to write the document. Elias has “denied for a year that he had anything to do with the dossier.” Now his story has been exposed as a lie. Officials with Fusion GPS have refused to testify as to who paid for the document. The company filed motions in court asking that investigators in the Senate not get access to the company’s bank records for the last two years. Now that the people behind the funding have been exposed, the collapse of the story should discredit the Democratic Party for years to come.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22707/breaking-dnc-h...

Bowe Bergdahl Facing Sentencing

Oct 24, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl has pled guilty before a military court of deserting his post in Afghanistan in the face of the enemy and endangering his fellow soldiers. Now he is trying to get sympathy for himself as he faces sentencing for his crimes. He is claiming the military court is a “kangaroo” court and a lynch mob. He is also claiming that he was treated better by the Taliban than by the U.S. military.

It is not surprising that some in the liberal media seem to be siding with Bergdahl by claiming that his sentencing has been influenced by comments made by Trump during the presidential campaign. The judge in the case has already dismissed this idea.

Kim Jong Un Moving Forward on Biological Weapons

Oct 24, 2017

While not letting up on his quest for nuclear weapons and delivery systems North Korea’s brutal dictator is looking for other ways to kill Americans. According to research conducted by a group connected to Harvard University believes that the North Korean military is rapidly advancing its development of chemical and biological weapons.

He apparently is working on getting large supplies of anthrax and disease causing weapons like smallpox and cholera which can be easily smuggled into the country and easily delivered by a single individual. They can then spread very rapidly.

Facebook Making More Moves to Limit Conservatives

Oct 24, 2017

The Facebook Empire of liberal billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has long been rightfully accused of trying to limit the access of conservative groups to the site. He even went so far as to hire people to monitor the so called “trending” sites in order to limit their availability no matter how popular the sites actually were. Now Facebook is removing some sites from its regular News Feed and relegating them to a less known feed.

For pages that want to stay on the main feed there will be a “pay for play” fee charged that will mean that well-funded pages will have a distinct advantage over even popular under-funded pages. Conservatives view this as just another way to eliminate their voices from social media.

College Republicans Build “Safe Spaces” for Liberals

Oct 24, 2017

In an effort to mock the growing trend on college campuses to shield the liberal students and even professors from having to deal with the trauma of free speech, college republicans set up a safe space for liberals. The conservative students set up playpens, donned diapers. and sat own sucking on pacifiers. They also played with coloring books which are known to be in some campus havens for liberals along with teddy bears.

The young republicans posted images of their mocking protest on social media and were immediately met with the usual leftist’ hysteria and hypocrisy. They accused the conservative students of engaging in “hate speech” for daring to exercise their first amendment rights.

U.S. Nuclear Bombers on High Alert

Oct 24, 2017

For the first time since the Cold War with the Soviet Union ended in 1991 the U.S. Air Force has put its fleet of nuclear bombers on 24 hr. alert status. This has been done because of the growing advance in the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile program and the increasingly erratic behavior of its dictator Kim Jong Un.

The major base where the nuclear weapons command is based is Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. B-52 bombers will be fully loaded with nuclear weapons and parked near the ends of massive runways. The crews will sleep in nearby quarters so they can be on the planes and have them in the air in just minutes.

General Promises Americans Answers on Niger

Oct 24, 2017

Marine Corps general Joseph Dunford is the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the United States military. Today he spent 45 minutes giving a statement and answering questions about the deadly ambush in Niger, Africa that left four American Green Berets dead and two wounded. He pointed out that there is an ongoing investigation and there are many unanswered questions. However, the promises to keep the press, the American people, and particularly the families of the fallen soldiers fully informed of the results of the investigation. This includes answering questions about how and why the ambush occurred.

Left Trying to Blame Niger Ambush on Trump

Oct 24, 2017

Commentator Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has become the darling of the left for her open hatred of President Trump, and all Republicans and Conservatives. She has become well known for twisting the facts to support her theories, but her latest one has proven to be the most bizarre.

She says the deaths of the four American Green Berets are Trumps fault because of his latest travel ban that included Chad. He says that country pulled it troops out of Niger as a result. First, Chad has never had troops in that part of Niger and the terrorist group is a different one.

Attorney General Opens Up War on Ms-13 Gang

Oct 24, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to use “whatever laws we have” to get MS-13 gang members off American streets. “Just like we took Al Capone off the streets with our tax laws, we will use whatever laws we have to get MS-13 off of or streets.” Sessions plans to involve the IRS, FBI, DEA and ICE to go after the gang. He’s authorized the agencies to use everything “from RICO to our tax laws to our firearms laws.” “We will not concede a single block or street corner in the United States to lawlessness or crime. The criminals, the gang members, and the drug traffickers should know: We are coming after you — and we have better tools and are better coordinated than ever.” According to Sessions, the El Salvador gang reaches into forty U.S States and nearly to the D.C. Capitol itself. He said that out of an estimated 40,000 gang members world-wide, 10,000 of them are in America. Gang members “brutally rape, rob, extort, and murder.”
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/10/23/ms-13-pr...

“Tormented” Theresa May Pleads for Help

Oct 24, 2017

Leaks from a meeting with European Union leaders portray British Prime Minister Theresa May as “‘begging’ and ‘weak-spirited’ at the negotiating table.” The source of the leak said that May was “anxious”, “despondent”, and “discouraged” while meeting with Jean Claude Juncker of the EU. Mrs. May was described as begging “for help”, and looking “tormented.” She had the look of not having slept for a night. Nick Timothy, the former chief of staff for the prime minister blamed Marin Selmayr, Juncker’s “right-hand man.” He described Selmayr as “Darth Vader”, “Rasputin”, and “The Monster.” EU officials want Britain to pay a significant amount of money upon leaving the union if Britain wants any hope of a trade agreement with the EU. The EU is suspected of wanting to “punish Britain” and make an example out of Britain so that other countries don’t attempt to exit the union. One British official said, “At best, no-one thinks Selmayr would shed a tear if the UK fell out of Europe without a deal; at worst he seems to be actively scheming to make that happen. Selmayr is a ‘believer’ and he believes a destructive Brexit is the best way to keep Europe together.”
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/23/leaks-s...

Virginia Governor’s Race Tightens

Oct 24, 2017

Republican Ed Gillespie has closed the gap in the governor’s race and the “polls remain tight.” Last week, Democrats hauled in former President Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. Obama claimed that “democracy is at stake” in the Virginia race. Democrats worry that if Lt. Governor Ralph Northam loses the race to Gillespie that it could spell trouble for Democrats in the mid-term elections. “From a branding perspective, we have a huge problem. It was the biggest challenge for us in the last year — and our biggest mistake was uniting around ‘Stop Trump,’” said Ken Martin a Democratic activist from Minnesota. Gillespie has taken on the sanctuary city issue and has promised to shut down the effort. He has promised to sign legislation banning them. Northam “refused to say whether he would sign” such a bill. Gillespie barely beat outspoken Trump supporter Corey Stewart in the Republican primary. Gillespie has had to “push for issues that will help rural voters [in order] to better rally Trump’s base amidst concerns that Republicans do not have the same enthusiasm towards Gillespie as they did towards Trump.” President Trump has tweeted his support for Gillespie, but he has not come into Virginia to campaign.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/23...

Underwear Bomber Sues Justice Department

Oct 24, 2017

The Nigerian man who was convicted of attempting to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear and blow up a plane is unhappy about his treatment in a supermax prison. He is suing the Department of Justice for violating his rights. The failed terrorist “attempted to blow up a plane headed for Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.” The device burned him, but it did not explode. 289 people were on the plane when it happened. He is serving four life sentences plus 50 years. The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Justice has “limited his communication with the outside world for reasons of national security and placed him in the prison’t solitary confinement unit” for 23 hours a day. He claims that he has not received “halal food even though he is a practicing Muslim.” The suit claims he has been prevented from praying with other Muslims or having access to an imam. He alleges that “white supremacist” prisoners have yelled, curse, insulted and screamed “things that are religiously insulting and offensive to Muslims.” Defense attorney Gail Johnson said, “The restrictions imposed on our client are excessive and unnecessary, and therefore we seek the intervention of the federal court.”
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10...

Kaspersky Declines To Move From Russia

Oct 24, 2017

Kaspersky Lab, the Russian based software company, said that it would not move out of Moscow. "I get it — it’s not popular to be Russian right now in some countries," Eugene Kaspersky said. "I cannot change my origin or my company’s foundation. If we moved we would probably still be referred to as 'the Russian cybersecurity company,' even though more than 85 percent of our sales and operations are outside of Russia.” Kaspersky also cited the challenge of finding computer engineers abroad. He said that Russia has the engineers necessary to meet the demand of his company. The Trump administration ordered the removal of all Kaspersky software from the federal government’s computers. The antivirus software could easily be used to search for classified documents and computer code rather than viruses. The U.S. government suspects that because the firm is located in Russia, that the company might be forced to share information with the Russian government. A contractor for the NSA may have had NSA hacking tools stolen from his home computer that had Kaspersky antivirus software loaded.
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/356747-eug...

Podesta Group Investigated In Russian Investigation

Oct 24, 2017

Tony Podesta, the brother of Clinton crony John Podesta, and the Podesta Group are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 campaign. Paul Manafort worked with the Pedesta group on a pro-Ukrainian lobbying effort. The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU) was “a nonprofit dedicated to increasing pro-Ukrainian sentiment in the west.” The investigation “has become a criminal investigation into possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by the Podesta Group.” Manafort and the Podesta group never disclosed their work with the ECMU “until media reports exposed the arrangement.” The ECMU paid millions of dollars to manafort’s company. The Podesta Group claims to be cooperating fully with the Special Counsel’s office. “In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times — and we did so in this case.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/mueller-adds-pod...

Sentencing of Bergdahl Delayed

Oct 24, 2017

The much anticipated sentencing hearing of Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was delayed until Wednesday. Bergdahl’s attorney’s successfully argued that the latest comments by President Trump “may threaten public confidence in military courts.” Last week Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.” He faces a potential life sentence in prison. During the campaign, Donald Trump suggested that Bergdahl should be shot or even thrown out of an airplane without a parachute. Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, the judge overseeing the case, thinks he can be fair and impartial. He is planning to retire and his future career is “isn’t bent on securing promotions.” Nance said, “The member of the public that we are interested in maintaining confidence in the military justice system … is going to be influenced by context.” Bergdahl’s attorney’s hope that their client will be given a lenient sentence in light of the five years of captivity that he endured while in the hands of the Taliban.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/military-judge-d...

Release of Clinton Emails Slows

Oct 24, 2017

The State Department’s processing and releasing of 72,000 pages of “non-government emails that [Hillary] Clinton failed to disclose during her tenure as Secretary of State and later tried to delete” has slowed to a snail’s pace. A federal judge overseeing the release of the documents “order the Department of State . . . to explain their delayed pace.” The department is under orders to “turn over no less than 500 pages of emails per month to Judicial Watch.” The agency has processed 32,000 pages, but it has released a small number of the emails. Representatives of the State Department said that “additional resources” have been added to the team of people processing the emails. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “It is disheartening that an administration elected to ‘drain the swamp’ is stalling the release of documents to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.” In earlier hearings, representatives for the State Department argued that because of “diminished public interest” the emails should not have to be produced. At the current rate of work, the emails won’t be fully released until sometime in 2020.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/judge-orders-sta...

Hillary Dismisses Allegations

Oct 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton is dismissing stories that she and her husband benefited from the Uranium One deal. She dismissed it as “bologna.” In an interview with C-SPAN the former Secretary of State said, “I would say it’s the same bologna they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone. In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked.” She accused the president “and his allies” as “experts at distraction and diversion.” She added that “the closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians . . . the more they want to just throw mud on the wall. I’m their favorite target.” While Secretary of State, the Russian company Rosatom purchased the Canadian company Uranium One which owned “uranium stakes stretching from Central Asia to Western America.” The State Department had to sign off on the deal. Executives with the Canadian mining company have donated in excess of $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/hillary-calls-ur...

Senator Menendez Misses 56 Votes

Oct 24, 2017

As Senator Bob Menendez’s trial blunders on, he is failing in his duties to represent the citizens of New Jersey. So far he has missed 56 votes in the Senate. The Mendez trial centers around several corruption charges. Prosecutors allege that Menendez took bribes from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy donor, in 2006 in exchange for helping Melgen “get away with $100 million in Medicare fraud.” Menendez received several trips the the Dominican Republic as well. Democrats have remained silent as to whether or not Menendez should resign if he is found guilty. If he’s found guilty and resigns, Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey could appoint a Republican to fill the vacant Senate seat. That would strengthen the slim Republican majority in the Senate. 84 percent of voters in New Jersey think Menendez should resign if he is found guilty. 50 percent think he should not be re-elected even if he’s found not guilty.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/menendez-misses-...

Iran-Boeing Deal May Be Terminated

Oct 24, 2017

The Trump administration may kill off a deal between Boeing and an Iranian airline after the airline “was recently caught using its commercial planes to ferry Iranian militants to regional hotspots.” The nuclear agreement with Iran allowed Boeing to sell airplanes to Iran Air. Now that the Trump administration is trying to strengthen the nuclear agreement, the airplane sale may be halted. The Trump administration is increasingly concerned that “Iran would use a fleet of new Boeing planes to boost its regional intervention in hotspots such as Syria.” Representative Peter Roskam believes that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps uses Iran Air to transport weapons. “To have a truly effective and coherent Iran policy, we nee to clamp down on every single entity that supports the IRGC, including Iran Air,” said Roskam. Although no decision has been reached, officials are beginning to see the sale as not being in the “United States’ national security interests.” A source familiar with the internal deliberations said, "This is a careful consensus, ongoing process. They're adding up everything in all the columns. They're not just deciding ‘well it's more important for Boeing to make money' or ‘well it's more important to prevent Iran from sending troops to Assad.'"
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/trump-admi...

FBI Issuing Information on Russian Attempts to get Close to Clintons

Oct 23, 2017

The FBI is releasing information about a concentrated Russian effort to get influence over Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The efforts started even before she was confirmed and involved the placing of Russian spies in the employ of a big Democrat donor and trying in infiltrate the State Department directly.

While the FBI was able to uncover and stop most of the spy efforts it was caught by surprise by speech payments to Bill Clinton for speeches in Russia and donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Global Initiative by a lobbying firm connected to the Russians. The FBI has not yet said that the Clintons did anything illegal, but the optics are certainly very bad.

Melania Trump Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Oct 23, 2017

During her tenure as First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was known for her extravagant spending of taxpayer money as was her husband, the spender in chief. Not only did they take expensive vacations like their yearly holiday trips to Hawaii, but Michelle maintained a personal staff of 16 people with a payroll of $1.24 million per year. This was during her husband’s first year in office, but shortly it was reported that she grew the staff to 24. On the other hand, Melania Trump has a personal staff of four people with combined salaries of $486,700.

In addition, President Trump has cut the White House staff by over 100 people resulting in saving taxpayers over $22 million. For some people this is a good example of draining the swamp.

Hollywood Pulling Failed Movies

Oct 23, 2017

The problems with Hollywood are beginning to mirror the drama in the NFL. The people who are boycotting the NFL are not going to the movies. The industry is releasing one “block buster” after another with big name stars like Tom Cruise only to see them generally ignored by the public. Movie attendance has been dismal and major studios are pulling movies out of markets because of big losses.

The problems with the NFL numbers are because Americans are fed up with spoiled professional athletes disrespecting our country. This has caused many people to point out that the elitists in Hollywood have continued to attack the President and the people who elected him. That is quite possibly one of the real reasons for the collapse of the movie industry.

Jimmy Carter Doesn’t Believe Russia Stole Election

Oct 23, 2017

In a recent interview former Democrat Jimmy Carter said that he does not believe that the Russians stole the election from Hillary Clinton. In fact he said he has seen no evidence to indicate that the Russians even influenced any votes at all. He does admit that he and his wife former First Lady Rosalynn Carter disagree on that point.

However, he also told the New York Times that the two of them voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democrat primary. In the meantime, Hillary has continued her bizarre book tour in Europe doing interviews that include her admitting that she tried desperately to get out of going to Trump’s inauguration.

Another Hollywood Elite Faces Charges

Oct 23, 2017

James Toback is a well-known Hollywood director who is now accused of using his position to sexually harass women for years. In fact, thirty eight women have come forward so far with allegations against him. He mostly targeted younger women in Manhattan, often college students, but sometimes high school girls. He would convince them he could make them a star and invite them to be interviewed in his hotel room, a movie trailer, or even public park. That was when the talk would turn sexual with Toback telling them that having sex with him was all part of the process. He denies all of the allegations just as Harvey Weinstein did and still does.

Police in San Juan Losing Crime Fight

Oct 23, 2017

As most of Puerto Rico continues to be without power or water, the crime rate is not slowing down, particularly in San Juan. Crime has been high on the island for a long time due to the economic crisis, and the resulting shortage of police officers. In addition, without power and with only limited cell phone service alarms don’t go off and people cannot call to report a crime in progress.

The ultimate result is that the large criminal population has become emboldened, particularly at night when they can commit crimes like burglaries, home invasions, and general looting with little fear of being caught.

NFL Nightmare Continues

Oct 23, 2017

Roger Goodell is quickly finding out that his refusal to enforce the existing rules mandating that players stand for the National Anthem has done anything to satisfy the fans. It is week seven of the season and the stadiums around the country are less than half full and in some cases almost empty. Not only are less people going to games, fewer are watching the games on television.

Goodell and the team owners have brought this on themselves with Dallas Cowboys owner being reported as the only one to call for the league rules to be enforced at the recent meeting.

Mugabe Appointed Goodwill Ambassador and Then Removed

Oct 23, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) installed Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as “an official ‘Goodwill Ambassador’” last week. Human Rights Watch derided the decision. Chief executive Kenneth Roth said, “‘Mugabe’s corruption [and] his utter mismanagement of the economy has devastated health services’ in Zimbabwe.” Mugabe does not use his own nation’s healthcare system. He’s gone to Singapore three times in 2017 for his health. A spokesman for Britain’s UKIP said, “This is an appalling choice. Mugabe destroyed his own health services, and his human rights record is abysmal.” “The UN and its agencies make a mockery of their charter — We should put as much pressure to bear upon the UN over these decisions as possible, both diplomatic and, if necessary, financial.” The U.S. State Department issued a statement saying “this appointment clearly contradicts the United Nations ideals of respect for human rights and human dignity.” In September, Mugabe promised that those people who murdered white farmers in the early 2000s would never be prosecuted. After international condemnation for the appointment, the WHO rescinded the appointment on Sunday.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/21/un-agen...

Presidents Gather For Hurricane Relief

Oct 23, 2017

All five living former presidents came together to help raise money for hurricane victims. The campaign reportedly raise $31 million in private donations. Campaign organizers said 80,000 donors gave during Saturday’s event. Damage estimates for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria currently exceed $300 billion. It is expected that it will take years to rebuild and recover from the disasters. Hurricane Harvey battered the city of Houston, Texas for four days. It made a second landfall in Louisiana. Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, Florida and moved north into Georgia and South Carolina. Hurricane Maria destroyed large parts of Puerto Rico taking out most of the electrical grid. Disasters from wildfires and tornadoes in the first half of the year totaled $12 billion in damage. While not there in person, President Trump also participated by a video message. He thanked his predecessors for their “tremendous assistance.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/22/former-president...

A Mad, Mad World

Oct 23, 2017

The Pentagon is moving towards putting American nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert, something that has not been done since the end of the cold war in 1991. The order to do so has not been given. However, with “emerging threats” in the Middle East and North Korea, the Air Force is taking steps “in expectation of such an order.” North Korea has recently tested intercontinental ballistic missiles and has exploded a nuclear weapon. The Air Force is bringing in new equipment “to facilitate a larger force.” Additionally, “facilities are also being constructed for other elements of America’s nuclear arsenal, such as nuclear cruise missiles. . . “ Once again, long-range bombers may be sitting on runways, loaded with nuclear weapons, prepared for immediate take off. “The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons,” said Air Force chief of staff, General David Goldfein. “It’s no longer a bipolar world where it’s just us and the Soviet Union. We’ve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right.” Golden is asking for “new ways that nuclear weapons could be used for deterrence, or even combat.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/22/air-force-ready-...

Terror Cases Skyrocket in Germany

Oct 23, 2017

The terrorism cases in Germany have quadrupled over the last year. “Prosecutors have opened more than 900 cases so far this year.” In 2016 there were 240. Germany’s federal police estimate 705 Islamic extremists have a high likelihood of carrying out attacks. The country’s domestic intelligence agency estimates there are 24,400 Islamists who are “active in the country.” Though comfortingly, “most of them don’t pose an immediate terror threat.” “Migrants from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan have been tried over alleged membership in terror groups without being suspected of planning attacks on European soil.” Germany has allowed over a million Islamic migrants into the country. The migrants have resisted integration efforts into Germany’s culture and workforce. Instead many are living off of government funding. Germany’s chief of domestic intelligence said in July, “Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/22/terrorism-relate...

President Inching Closer to Release of JFK Documents

Oct 23, 2017

Contrary to speculation last week, President Trump appears to be headed towards releasing the remaining secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In a tweet, the president said, “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” The CIA has held back thousands of files and redacted thousands more. The full disclosure of assassination related documents would end some conspiracy theories. Congress ordered the release of the remaining documents 25 years ago. The CIA reportedly wants to keep secret some documents that were created in the 1990s “due to concerns they might reveal recent American intelligence tactics and operations.” Roger Stone reportedly had a conversation with President Trump last week in which he exhorted the president to release the remaining documents in full. One official with Congress speculated that “[Y]ou’ll see a lot of the files next week. Just not all of them, unfortunately. And a lot of the documents that should have been released in full won’t be — there will be deletions.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/21/trump-vows-to-re...

CIA Afghanistan Role Expanding

Oct 23, 2017

The CIA is ramping up efforts to “hunt and kill high level Taliban operatives.” The Trump administration loosened the restrictions on the CIA’s operations in Afghanistan. The CIA’s ground missions will include CIA paramilitary personnel and “special operations forces detailed to the agency for specific missions.” The goal of the Trump administration is to push the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government. Currently the Taliban “controls more territory than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2001.” 3,000 additional troops have gone to Afghanistan. The U.S. is attempting to demoralize the Taliban by increasing the number of bombs being dropped. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said to the Taliban, “We’ll be here as long as it takes until you change your mind. You will not win a battlefield victory. We may not win one, but neither will you.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/22/trump-unleashes-...

FBI Directory Lays Out His Approach

Oct 23, 2017

FBI Director Christopher Wray gave a speech on Sunday in which he laid out his top priority. He said that he is seeking to “usher in ‘a sense of calm and stability’ into the agency. Under former Director Comey, the FBI had a few tumultuous years with the investigation of Hillary Clinton and the subsequent investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign. In his speech, Wray said, "In a society sometimes fixated to a fault on results, I'm somebody who's a big believer in the importance of integrity of process, and that's part of how I am hoping to sort of steady the ship.” He said that his approach is to stay “laser-focused on the mission and on the work itself — day in, day out, left foot, right foot, grinding away, following the rules, following the law, following the guidelines, trying to make sure that we're doing the right thing but in the right way, treating everybody with respect.” Previously Wray worked for the Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. He headed the criminal division.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/356646-...

Independent Senators To Run Again As Independents

Oct 23, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders plans to run for re-election in Vermont. He plans to run as an independent even though he ran as a Democrat in the presidential primary in 2016 and despite efforts by the Democratic Party to require him to join the party. In an interview with Fox News, Sanders said, “I am an independent and I have always run in Vermont as an independent, while I caucus with the Democrats in the United States Senate. That’s what I’ve been doing for a long time and that’s what I’ll continue to do.” Recently a member of the Democratic National Committee introduced a resolution to require independents Bernie Sanders and Angus King to “run as Democrats in the future.” The resolution failed to get a simple majority. Angus King said that he plans to run as an independent in 2018 as well. “I’ve been an independent since the early nineties. I was a governor as an independent. That’s who I am."
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/356650-sander...

Kamala Harris Buying More Exposure On Social Media

Oct 23, 2017

California Senator Kamala Harris is working with a media firm that helped boost “the national profile of Senator Bernie Sanders.” Harris paid Revolution Messaging LLC, $255,000 in the third quarter of 2017 from her campaign committee. Harris is considered a possible Democratic presidential hopeful for the 2020 race. The quarter million dollar expenditure for increasing her profile was more than double what she spent in the second quarter of this year. So far this year, her campaign has purchased $650,000 worth of services from Revolution Messaging. The company helped Bernie Sanders raise $218 million in online donations. When the company took on the Sanders’ account, “Bernie was polling around 3 percent, had no establishment support, little name recognition, and was running against a popular and ‘inevitable’ Democratic primary opponent.” Senator Harris’ campaign is renting office space in Washington DC and has hired “a number of former Clinton campaign veterans in her . . . office.” One donor and supporter said, “She’s running for president, take it to the bank. She’s absolutely going to run.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/kamala-harris-doubl...

Niger Investigation Considered “Massive Intelligence Failure”

Oct 23, 2017

A senior congressional aide is blaming the deaths of four American soldiers on a “massive intelligence failure.” The U.S. provided no “overhead surveillance of the mission,” and there were no forces available to rescue the troops in the event something went wrong. The armed services committees in Congress and the military are trying to find out if the Americans were “intentionally delayed in the village” and then lured into “a complex ambush.” Senator Lindsey Graham plans to press the Trump administration for more information about its increasing military operations around the world. According to Graham, “The war is morphing. You’re going to see more actions in Africa, not less.” “I will insist that Congress is informed more often and in more detail. As the war expands, as the military had more authority, Congress is going to require more information.” Senators are failing to ask even more basic questions, such as “Why are American troops on the African continent in the first place?” “What interests does America have in Africa that warrant putting troops in Africa?”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/africa/source-niger-a...

Bergdahl Sentencing on Monday

Oct 23, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl is will be sentenced on Monday. The Army sergeant left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Bergdahl entered a “naked plea” of guilty to “charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.” Such pleas can be “advantageous by allowing the defense to refrain from agreeing to certain facts that it might otherwise have to concede to under a plea agreement.” The sentencing hearing is anticipated to “feature dramatic testimony” from the soldiers and Navy SEAL who were badly injured in their attempt to locate and rescue Bergdahl. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison. The judge in the case will likely have to deal with comments made by President Trump during the campaign as a candidate and last week as commander in chief. The attorneys for Bergdahl plan to ask the judge for leniency in light of Bergdahl’s testimony that he “was caged, kept in darkness and beaten” while in the Taliban’s custody. He testified that he tried to escape “more than a dozen times.” When he entered a guilty plea, Bergdahl called his actions “very inexcusable.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-22...

Amendment to Limit Drilling In Alaska Defeated

Oct 21, 2017

The Senate voted down a Democratic attempt to stop drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Senator Maria Cantwell offered the amendment during the debate on the budget resolution. Many Democrats believe the area is ecologically sensitive and cannot sustain drilling. Cantrell said, “The notion that we, tonight, after 60-plus years, would give up what is a biologically important area, a critical habitat for polar bears, a breeding ground for caribou, migratory birds and over 200 species — for what? For oil we don’t need?” Alaska Republican Senator Murkowski replied, “Those who would support this amendment will deny us the opportunity to do something constructive in this country, when it comes to our opportunities to produce energy, to produce wealth.” She went on to argue that by developing energy in federal lands, the nation’s deficit could be reduced as well as strengthen the nation’s national security and competitiveness. The amendment was defeated 52-48.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/35633...

Republicans Look At Limiting 401(k) Contributions

Oct 21, 2017

Lawmakers are eyeing ways to keep Americans from using their pre-tax dollars to save for retirement. Republicans are looking at lowering the amount of money that people can put into their 401(k) plans. Currently people can contribute up to $18,000 every year. People don’t pay tax on the money until it is pulled out. Republicans want to lower the amount to $2,400 a year. Any additional money that people want to save could be put into a Roth 401(k) where the money is taxed up front but not taxed when taken out in retirement. By limiting the amount of pre-tax dollars people can save, the federal government would see an increase in tax money. An estimated 55 million Americans use 401(k) plans. They hold $5 trillion in assets. In September House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy disputed the idea that Republicans wanted to tax 401(k)s “Why would you punish people when they’re actually saving for their own retirement and they’re not looking to government? You want to incentivize that even further. Don’t punish people who actually save their own money.”
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/356489-financial...

California Sues to Restore Illegal Obamacare Subsidies

Oct 21, 2017

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. to issue a restraining order against the Trump administration and force it to restore unconstitutional insurance subsidies. Congress never authorized the payment of subsidies, but the Obama administration paid them anyway. Republicans in Congress sued Obama to stop the payments. A lower court agreed the subsidies were illegal. Currently there is a bi-partisan effort in the Senate to provide money for the subsidies through legislation. President Trump stopped the payment of the subsidies last week. The action has made the insurance market even more chaotic. “California’s state health insurance agency reacted by first announcing a surcharge of 12.4 percent on top of the 12.9 percent increase already authorized for Covered California’s popular “silver plan.” Obamacare was sold to voters as a way to cut insurance premiums by as much as $2,500 per family. However, because of all the mandates in the legislation, premiums have risen 68 percent between 2010 and 2015.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/10/20/cal...

Obama Campaigns In Virginia

Oct 21, 2017

“Democracy is at stake” in Virginia if the state fails to elect Democrats gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, at least according to former president Obama. “America is a story of progress. Ralph Northam wants progress. He wants to take us forward, not backward. He wants to reach out for hope, not fear. We need you to take this seriously. Because our democracy is at stake. And it’s at stake right here in Virginia,” said Obama. About 7,500 people attended the rally. Obama went on to say that Republican Ed Gillespie is “dividing people.” Gillespie has proposed legislation to ban sanctuary cities. Northam responded saying, “This piece of legislation that was nothing more than a political ploy are [sic] doing nothing more than promoting fear mongering, hatred, and bigotry.” The Virginia governor’s election comes one year after the presidential election. It is considered a referendum on presidential politics. Republican Ed Gillespie is leading in the Monmouth University poll.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/20...

Kennedy Assassination Records May Not Be Released

Oct 21, 2017

The Trump administration may block the release of documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy. The 3,100 documents are scheduled to be made public on Thursday October 26. Congress passed the Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 after Oliver Stone’s movie on Kennedy’s assassination. In passing the legislation, Congress wanted to put to rest many conspiracy theories. Speaking for the White House, Lindsay Walters said that the administration was trying “to ensure that the maximum amount of data can be released to the public.” Earlier this month, the House and Senate introduced resolutions urging the president “to allow full public disclosure of the documents.” Senator Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee said, “Americans deserve a full picture of what happened that fateful day in November 1963. Shining a light on never-before-seen government records is essential to filling in these blank spaces in our history.” The Trump administration is said to be concerned that releasing the documents might jeopardize national security. That any documents relating to the assassination could have an impact on today’s national security issues, is improbable.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-expected-t...

Roy Moor Campaign Asks Washington Post to Retract Tax Story

Oct 21, 2017

The campaign of Judge Roy Moore asked that the Washington Post retract a story regarding a charity that he headed in 2011. According to the story, the charity’s tax filing did not report in 2011 that it “guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay.” The Washington Post argues, had the guarantee been reported as compensation, there would have been a federal tax bill of more than $100,000. Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said that “the law requires no one to pay taxes on income not yet received.” According to certified public accountant, “Mortgages and promissory notes for payment are not designated as income received until those moneys are paid. [I]ndividuals report income only when received.” The campaign chairman said, “The Washington Post should retract its story immediately and fire the reporters who cooked up this late batch of fake news.” The Washington Post has been doing its best to undermine Judge Moore’s campaign after his improbable win in the Republican runoff at the end of September.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/20...

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