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Friday, May 27, 2016

 


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Venezuela Goes Bust
Bernie will know what to do.
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Damning report on E-mailgate shows
Hillary can’t be trusted

A look at what Hillary has done.
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Secret Service punishes 41 over leak of lawmakers data
Jeh Johnson says he is "appalled"
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FNC’s Bret Baier Absolutely Dismantles Hillary Spox
on IG Report About Her E-Mail Server

Fascinating television.
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Hillary Clinton aide moves to block release of deposition video
A good dishonest aide is so hard to find.
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Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
It has taken nearly 8 years for them to tell us this.
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Gayle King: No One at the Party I Was at Cares
About Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal

At least she knew she was at the right party.
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Progressives Just Made
the Best Argument Possible
for Voting Trump
Canada Free Press, by Tim Dunkin    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 5/27/2016 8:03:43 AM     Post Reply
Progressives and others on the radical Left are not very intelligent people. This is something we should be very thankful for, because were they actually competent, they would have completely overwhelmed the spineless, feckless Republican Party and established total control decades ago. As it stands, because progressives in the United States have so little foresight and self-control, they end up damaging their own cause through their own foolish behavior and inability to moderate themselves for the sake of more broadly appealing to the masses. This was shown most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a crowd of left-wing hooligans—including a large

Thinking of Truman
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 5/27/2016 7:53:10 AM     Post Reply
One day in April of 1945, Vice President Harry Truman was summoned to the White House, where he was immediately ushered into the First Lady’s private study. “Harry,” Eleanor Roosevelt said. “The President is dead.” Truman couldn’t speak for a few moments. Then he said: “Is there anything I can do for you?” Truman later wrote that he’d never forget her reply. “Is there anything we can do for you?” Eleanor asked. Let us think of Truman as President Obama prepares to go to Hiroshima to apologize for America’s use of the atomic bomb. Oh, we understand that Mr. Obama is

Nominee or not, why is Trump
still smacking Republicans around?
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/27/2016 7:12:26 AM     Post Reply
It took some unknown number-cruncher at the AP to make it official, but the media went into breaking-news mode yesterday in declaring Donald Trump the Republican nominee. He was, of course, already the de facto nominee. But after all our months of obsessing over 1,237, there was something about seeing him exceed that magic number that underscored the magnitude of what Trump had just pulled off. I was about to go on the air and was thinking, who needs an election-night speech when you’ve got cable news? But while this should be a unifying moment for Trump, that hasn’t been

  


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Key ObamaCare Subsidy
Program Suffers Another Blow
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/27/2016 6:37:17 AM     Post Reply
The House Republicans’ legal challenge to a key ObamaCare subsidy got a boost today from an unlikely source: an IRS official who said agency officials had doubts about the legality of the subsidy payments. The issue involves a second, little-known ObamaCare subsidy scheme that lowers out-of-post costs for lower-income families. Under ObamaCare, the federal government pays insurers for the cost of this subsidy, as it does for the cost of subsidizing insurance premiums. But unlike the premium subsidy, Democrats who wrote the ObamaCare law said that theses “cost-sharing subsidies” required an annual appropriation for Congress.

Syria: ´US forces´
pictured in anti-IS fight
BBC [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/27/2016 6:04:29 AM     Post Reply
In some, soldiers identified as US special forces by the AFP photographer are seen wearing the patch of the local Kurdish fighters. About 300 US special forces have been deployed to northern Syria. The US says their function is to train and assist rebels in a non-combat role. The YPG (Kurdish People´s Protection Units) and the YPJ (Women´s Protection Units) comprise the majority of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an anti-IS alliance. The images were taken about 30 miles from the IS stronghold of Raqqa. They emerged days after the SDF launched a military campaign to drive the jihadists

Thousands honor Auburn officer
Boston Herald, by Erica Moura    Original Article
Posted By: John c- 5/27/2016 5:54:24 AM     Post Reply
Thousands of police officers from across New England joined grief-stricken friends and family members of 42-year-old Auburn cop Ronald Tarentino Jr. as they paid their last respects to the beloved father of three, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday. “He was just a wonderful, wonderful guy. Just goofy and funny and just super sweet,” said Rebecca Hubbard, who graduated from Tewksbury High School alongside Tarentino. “Everybody liked him. There isn’t anything bad that you could possible say about him.” As she wiped a tear from behind her sunglasses, Hubbard said his wake, which drew an

Anthony Weiner: Behind the
scenes of a political marriage
BBC [UK], by Tara McKelvey    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/27/2016 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
Before the release of their new documentary, Weiner, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg told me that they´d asked their husband and wife protagonists if they wanted to see the documentary. Both Weiner and Abedin turned down the offer. It´s not hard to figure out why. For one thing, Abedin is working on Clinton´s presidential campaign, and they´re trying to beat the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, in November. Then there are more obvious reasons. The documentary tells the story of Abedin´s husband, Anthony Weiner. He resigned from the US congress in 2011 because of a sexting scandal and then ran for mayor of New

  


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Obama calls for ´a world without´
nuclear arms as he becomes the first
US president to visit the city where
140,000 people died - but there is
no apology for atomic bomb attack
Daily Mail [UK], by Darren Boyle, Framcesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/27/2016 5:32:54 AM     Post Reply
US President Barack Obama has arrived at the site of the first nuclear attack in Hiroshima alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said he wanted to see a world without nuclear weapons. Obama is the first serving US President to visit the site where 140,000 people died following the dropping of the ´Little Boy´ bomb on August 6, 1945. He said: ´71 years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed,´ as he honored all of the victims of the Second World War after laying a wreath at the site. The bomb ´demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to

Conroe residents report
tornado among severe weather
Conroe Courier [TX], by Jay R. Jordan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 5:06:06 AM     Post Reply
Severe storms and possible tornados ravaged much of Montgomery County on Thursday. Residents off Jules Anna Lane south of FM 3083 near Longmire Road say a tornado ripped through their neighborhood, damaging homes and knocking trees down. One tree struck a passing motorist as it fell off Longmire Road. “Really, we were lucky. Very lucky,” resident Gerald Hartwell said. “It could have been a lot worse. “I heard the roar, and I knew it was coming. We laid down in (our laundry room) for some reason. When you’re scared, you don’t know what to do. When it hits, it hits.” The storms ripped trees

21 famous people you didn´t know were
buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Washington Examiner [DC], by David Wilkes    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/27/2016 4:51:09 AM     Post Reply
In May 1864, Arlington National Cemetery conducted its first military burials. Since then, it has become the final resting place for approximately 400,000 people who served the U.S. honorably. This Memorial Day weekend, here´s a look at 21 notable people you probably didn´t know are buried there. Lee Marvin (1924-87) Marvin is best known for his Hollywood acting in the mid-60s. However, he also was a Purple Heart recipient who fought in World War II. William Howard Taft (1857-1930)Taft is the only person to have served as chief justice of the Supreme Court and president of the United States. Under

Dear Yahoo, Fire Katie Couric
National Review Online, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:43:45 AM     Post Reply
The case is clear. Katie Couric, a person Yahoo employs to be the face of its news division, was caught in a grotesque deception. Then, when she was publicly exposed, rather than apologizing, she doubled down — defending the choice to cast innocent Americans as ignorant rubes rather than allowing them to speak for themselves. She has lost her credibility. Any news organization that continues to employ her loses its credibility as well. Here are the facts, as exposed by the Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski. Couric served as executive producer and narrator of a documentary called “Under the Gun,”

  


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Hillary Clinton, Drowning in Email
New York Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:40:31 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency just got harder with the release of the State Department inspector general’s finding that “significant security risks” were posed by her decision to use a private email server for personal and official business while she was secretary of state. Contrary to Mrs. Clinton’s claims that the department had “allowed” the arrangement, the inspector general also found that she had not sought or received approval to use the server. So far, no security breaches have been reported; a separate F.B.I. investigation is looking into that. But above and beyond security questions, the inspector general’s report is

Obama Admin Considers Permitting
Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:38:44 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. President Barack Obama has the authority under U.S. law to designate as illegal Russia’s contested sale to Iran of the S-300 missile system, an advanced long-range weapon that would boost the Islamic Republic’s regional military

Hillary Clinton’s Village of the Damned
American Spectator, by Gilbert T. Sewall    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:34:59 AM     Post Reply
I recently revisited Hillary Rodham Clinton’s It Takes a Village, published 20 years ago. The village has since then become a Clinton trademark. It’s part of the Clinton personae and shtick. “We know that Hillary Clinton believes it takes a village to raise a child,” writes Lisa Bonos at the Washington Post. “The presidential candidate still draws on that village philosophy on the campaign trail.” The Post book critic Carlos Lozada calls It Takes a Village “the closest thing we’ve ever had to a fully formed political manifesto from Hillary Clinton.” The book does provide some insight into the Clintons’ core beliefs,

Obama’s shameful apology
tour lands in Hiroshima
New York Post, by John Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:30:39 AM     Post Reply
An American president’s highest moral, constitutional and political duty is protecting his fellow citizens from foreign threats. Presidents should adhere to our values and the Constitution, and not treat America’s enemies as morally equivalent to us. If they do, they need not apologize to anyone. The White House says that Obama won’t apologize as he visits Hiroshima Friday. But who believes his press flacks? His penchant for apologizing is central to his legacy. He may not often say, “I apologize” explicitly, but his meaning is always clear, especially since he often bends his knee overseas, where he knows the foreign audiences will get

  


  

The Clintons and the comeuppance at hand
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/27/2016 4:25:53 AM     Post Reply
Reckoning comes late to the Clintons, but it comes. Bubba has skated past a lot of transgressions, always counting on his gift of gab and his deep-dyed Southern charm to escape retribution. He played the charm card with consummate skill: “Aw, shucks, what can you do with a good ol’ boy like me?” For a long time, not very much. His touch with the ladies at Hot Springs High School, where he competed with the athletes (most of them not very good) when the boys in the band were always in the shade of the quarterbacks and running backs in a

Why the president needs to be
white, male and Republican
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/27/2016 4:15:08 AM     Post Reply
The press has done a lousy job of protecting American freedoms in recent years. But I have a modest proposal for improving press performance: Elect a white male Republican. When Bill Clinton was inaugurated as president, actor Ron Silver, then a Democrat, was there. And when fighter jets flew over the Lincoln Memorial, he was reportedly at first upset at the military symbolism, but then reminded himself that since Democrat Clinton was being sworn in, ”those are our planes now.” We’re seeing something of a reverse-version of this phenomenon as large swathes of the commentariat realize that we might wind up with

Electoral Hysteria Invites Defeat
American Spectator, by Mark Pulliam    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/27/2016 4:13:59 AM     Post Reply
Before I wade into the overwrought debate over the prospective 2016 Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, allow me several caveats. (Snip) In a critically important election against a weak and unpopular (and therefore beatable) Democrat opponent, the rabid anti-Trump sentiment is a prescription for defeat — ensuring the equivalent of four (or eight) more years of the Obama administration, a fate our nation (and the free world) may not survive. It is time for the #NeverTrump absolutists to breath into a paper bag, calm down, and regain their senses. Consider these appeals to reason: Politics is not the same as political

Trump´s Defense of Why He Was OK
With Bill Clinton´s Womanizing
Is "Bro Code" at Its Finest
Glamour, by S.E. Cupp    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/27/2016 4:06:25 AM     Post Reply
Fresh off a scathing New York Times profile on Donald Trump´s history with women, his recent pearl-clutching comments about Bill Clinton´s past indiscretions seem...a little insincere. Trump has recently said Clinton is a sexist and a rapist, and he´s now calling Hillary Clinton an "enabler-in-chief" for reportedly helping to cover up her husband´s infidelity and alleged sexual harassment and assaults against women including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Gennifer Flowers. (Snip)What’s worse than the reversal, though, is the explanation the Trump camp has been giving for it. When asked why Trump changed his opinion on the importance of Bill´s infidelity

I´m with Wintour! Vogues editor hosts
ANOTHER fundraiser for Hillary Clinton -
and jets into Los Angeles for the occasion
Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/27/2016 4:04:01 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s quest for the White House once again brought her to the multi-million dollar home of a high-powered Hollywood player for yet another fundraiser on Monday night. It was a sea of familiar faces as well, with the event being hosted by one of Clinton´s most feverish and devoted supporters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Also lending a helping hand were two more of Clinton´s LA super supporters, CAA chief Bryan Lourd and The Palm owner Bruce Bozzi, who held the fashionable fete at their swanky Westside home. The event was private but some of the guests shared photos from

  



6 Reasons Newt Gingrich Will
Likely Be Trump´s VP Pick
PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 4:02:25 AM     Post Reply
After Donald Trump insulted Susana Martinez on Tuesday, shutting down a possible running mate, speculation is again turning to whom The Donald will actually pick. A source inside Trump´s orbit told PJ Media that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is his most likely selection. Here are the six reasons why Newt has the best chance of becoming Trump´s running mate. 6. Trump is looking for someone with federal legislative experience. On Tuesday, Trump´s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said that The Donald is looking for "someone who has federal elective experience so they understand how to make sure that they can

Listen: Tom Cotton Goes on
Epic Rant Against Harry Reid
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/27/2016 3:57:33 AM     Post Reply
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton took the Senate floor earlier this week to say what we´ve all been thinking for years: Harry Reid is a jerk. "I´m forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader," Cotton said. "Normally, like every other American, I ignore them. I can´t ignore them today." Reid´s "bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings" that prompted Cotton´s response revolve around the defense bill, which Reid claims was "written in the dead of night," even though it´s been public for weeks. "The happy by-product of fewer days in session in the Senate is that this institution

Blue Lives Matter bill makes targeting
police a hate crime in Louisiana
Hot Air, by John Sexton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/27/2016 3:56:54 AM     Post Reply
Thursday the Democratic Governor of Lousiana, John Bel Edwards, signed a bill making it a hate crime to target police officers or other first responders. The bill is known as blue lives matter, a take off on the Black Lives Matter movement that has been critical of police in the past year. Gov. Edwards released a statement explaining his support for the bill: “Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,” said Gov. Edwards. “The men and women who put their lives

Vince Foster was my brother.
Donald Trump should be ashamed.
Washington Post, by Sheila Foster Anthony    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/27/2016 3:54:22 AM     Post Reply
It is beyond contempt that a politician would use a family tragedy to further his candidacy, but such is the character of Donald Trump displayed in his recent comments to The Washington Post. In this interview, Trump cynically, crassly and recklessly insinuated that my brother, Vincent W. Foster Jr., may have been murdered because “he had intimate knowledge of what was going on” and that Hillary Clinton may have somehow played a role in Vince’s death. How wrong. How irresponsible. How cruel. “There are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder,” Trump said in

National Spelling Bee
ends in tie for 3rd year
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/27/2016 3:50:38 AM     Post Reply
OXON HILL, Md. -- The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish. Thirteen-year-old Jairam is the younger brother of the 2014 co-champion, Sriram Hathwar. Nihar, at age 11, is the youngest winner of the bee on record. Scripps made the bee tougher after two consecutive ties, forcing the last two spellers to get through three times as many words as in years past. Jairam misspelled two words, but both

State Department official thought Clinton
used personal email for ´family and friends´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/27/2016 3:45:11 AM     Post Reply
A longtime State Department official said he assumed that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using her personal email to "stay in touch with family and friends", not conduct official business. In a two-hour deposition with the conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch last week, Lewis Lukens also said he offered to set up a "stand-alone" computer for Clinton to check her personal email account, only to be told that she "does not know how to use a computer to do email." Lukens´ testimony was released Thursday, the day after the State Department inspector general released a report criticizing Clinton´s

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