Hillary Clinton will be remembered for many things but being a gracious loser is not one of them. Ever the narcissist, Clinton blamed Russia, fake news, wikileaks, Comey, anyone but herself for her humiliating defeat. The bare truth is that Clinton was a supremely flawed candidate who was perceived as untrustworthy. Her flirtations with identity politics while hobnobbing with the bicoastal elite did nothing to enhance her image among blue collar union folk and the middle class. But perhaps most damning for Clinton was her email scandal which dogged her campaign like a bad rash that wouldn’t go away. Clinton
Twenty-one mostly "sanctuary cities" are pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year. The "Naturalize NOW!" campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, heralded the mayors of the cities in joining the national effort. Among the cities cited in an Independence Day notice from Mi Familia: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Dayton, OH; Jersey City, NJ; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Miami-Dade County, FL; Montgomery County, MD; Paterson, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; New York City, NY; Salt Lake County, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle; South Gate, CA & Tucson,
In a heartbreaking case in the United Kingdom, Connie Yates and Chris Gard just lost their final appeal in battling for their son Charlie’s life. This means the hospital where 10-month-old Charlie has been staying since birth will now legally remove his life support, essentially euthanizing an infant against his parents’ wishes. Charlie was born last August with a rare disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. Medical staff at the hospital believed he would not improve and it was best for Charlie to “die with dignity.” His parents did not agree, so the case
If John Pratt were an international criminal mastermind, he would fly to Paris, don an all-black suit and ski mask and sneak into the elegant French baroque building that serves as headquarters for the Bureau International des Poids et Measures. His mission: “To set the whole world’s system of mass into disarray,” Pratt said. “This is my dastardly plan.” In this hypothetical scenario, Pratt slips past the security guards, disables the alarm system and picks the lock on a temperature-controlled, airtight safe deep in the bowels of the BIPM. Inside, he finds his target: a small, platinum and iridium cylinder weighing
A clear majority of voters supports President Donald Trump’s travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Polling on the travel restrictions has varied wildly since the Trump administration first unveiled the first executive order in late January. But after months of litigation and controversy, six-in-10 voters back the ban — and the survey suggests the actual policy may be more popular when separated from the president. Asked whether they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family
CNN sparked a backlash Tuesday night after threatening to identify the Reddit user who claimed to have created a meme of Donald Trump body-slamming the CNN logo that the president later shared on Twitter. CNN targeted Reddit user HanAssholeSolo because he took credit for the video and apparently had a history of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks online. CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski opted not to identify the user “because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not
There are many discussions about the President Trump “wrestling” CNN tweet, but it’s time to get to the heart of the matter: that the tweet was brilliant, anticipating a ridiculously overwrought reaction by the legacy media, and boy, did they deliver. It’s one thing to say the media is fake and can’t be trusted, and quite another to show it to the American people. So consumed with their loathing of the president, some in the legacy media can’t see past themselves and did exactly what you’d expect the pathologically obsessed to do: pathologically obsess. While everyone else was laughing at the tweet
Goliath, the biblical giant, wasn´t known for bothering fishermen. But the gigantic fish named after him — which can weigh up to 800 pounds — is notorious for exactly that. Now Florida fishermen want to strike back at the goliath grouper. In February, they petitioned the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow a limited open season on the goliath grouper. They said the massive fish lurks underwater, pouncing whenever a fisherman has caught something by spear or fishing line. "Every time we go offshore fishing, they´re pretty much eating our fish," said Capt. Jim Limke, owner of the fishing charter
On June 8, a condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in North Redington Beach sold at a Pinellas County foreclosure auction for $458,100. The winning bidders, an Orlando couple, thought they had gotten a good deal on the 1,500-square unit in the Ram-Sea Condominiums with heated pool and Jacuzzi. Owners can use their condos as permanent homes or lucrative vacation rentals. But the Orlando couple won´t do either. After the electronic auction was over and the money paid, they made an alarming discovery: A bank has a superior first mortgage on the condo and could soon foreclose. That would leave them with
The media swells outraged at President Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet do not understand the level at which he communicates to his base, primarily out of their disdain for vulgar mass culture, including reality television and pro wrestling. (Remember that the root of the word “vulgar” is the Latin “vulgus” or “common people.”) The president, by contrast, is one of the most successful impresarios (and stars) in the history of American mass culture. Celebrity Apprentice was the most successful reality TV program in the history of the American medium. President Trump knows how to reach the great mass of the public using
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is heading back to the House. The House convenes Wednesday to consider overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a $36 billion budget fueled by a $5 billion increase in income taxes. The legislation bounced several times Tuesday. The Senate approved the budget plan and tax increase with a necessary three-fifths majority vote, but Rauner vetoed them three hours later. The Senate then wasted no time in overriding the vetoes and sending them back to the House for consideration. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan announced after the Senate action
US President Donald Trump signaled Wednesday, and he prepared to make his second foreign trip, this time to the G20 summit and Poland, that he is ready to take a harder line against China following neighbor state North Korea´s last ballistic missile test. Trump said a tweet, just before he departed the White House: ´Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!´ At a news conference last week, Trump declared that the ´era of strategic patience´ in the North Korean conflict
I haven’t thrown a punch in anger since long before the beginning of this century. I carried a Beretta 92FC 9 mm or a Walther PPK 380 semi-automatic pistol for longer than a decade in the Bronx, back when there were around two thousand murders a year in New York City. I wrote about it here. Read it, you might find it interesting. When I had a pizzeria for a few years, hard men would come in and ask me to fix their guns; I politely declined. I had an ice cream truck in the projects for most of a decade through
Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard. Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina. But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us—children—and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community. As explained in my 2016 peer reviewed article, “Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate,” professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy will find themselves
Just 33% of the public say they approve of the Senate plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare and 62% oppose it, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds. However, many of the specific provisions in the Senate bill get majority support. The poll also found that President Trump´s approval rating was unchanged at 37%, while the share who say they disapprove of the job he´s doing increased slightly to 58% from June´s 55%. Unlike other polls, the IBD/TIPP Poll restricted its findings on the Republicans´ ObamaCare replacement plans to the 77% who say they´ve been following the health care debate closely. While support is
Natural Resources: Last week President Trump announced plans to make the U.S. not just energy independent, but a global energy powerhouse. Too bad everyone was hyperfocused on his tweets. On Thursday, Trump said he was ushering in a new energy policy that marked an end to decades of fretting about an alleged "energy crisis" brought on by supposed limited domestic supplies and an insatiable demand for fossil fuels. "We now know that was all a big, beautiful myth," Trump said in remarks at the Department of Energy. "The truth is that we have near-limitless supplies of energy in our country."
Washington Post reporter David Ignatius throws bucket of cold water on popular MSM narrative that President Trump’s strategic approach toward Syria is not effective. As Ignatius admits, Syrians are very supportive of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Video) I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump. As I traveled across Syria, meeting with Syrian fighters who were trying to take down the regime of Bashar al Assad, every time the name “President Trump” was mentioned, there were cheers from the audience. One Syrian Kurdish commander used a vulgar term, in Spanish it would be cojones,
In an article identifying the originating source of the wrestling gif tweeted last week by President Donald Trump, CNN says they’ll keep his name private so long as the person remains compliant to the media thought police. (Snip) Got that comrades? Failure to remain a compliant citizen may render you subject to targeting by CNN corporate media. Worth remembering. CNN has instituted a multi-level corporate approval process for all media articles. That means everyone within the media organization from top tier executives through legal departments and editors approved of this statement.
A string of high-profile corrections and retractions by major news organizations on stories about President Trump or his allies have fueled more allegations of bias in the mainstream press. The relationship between Trump and the news media regularly hits new lows, with insults flying between the two camps and reporters warning that the president is inciting violence against journalists. But Trump’s allies on the right believe the president’s claims that the mainstream media is “fake news” have been bolstered by recent missteps. They point to recent admissions from top news outlets — including CNN, the New York Times and the Associated Press
A convicted terrorist is set to receive roughly $8 million from the Canadian government, as well as a formal apology for his time in Guantanamo Bay, according to reports. Omar Khadr, who admitted to killing American special forces medic Sgt. Christopher Speer while fighting in Afghanistan in 2002, spent 10 years at the secretive U.S. prison, based in Cuba. Khadr, captured at a suspected Al Qaeda compound, pleaded guilty to a military tribunal in 2010. He was sent back to Canada to serve his sentence in 2012 but released in May 2015 as he appeals his conviction, which he says was based
The police officer who was shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early Wednesday has died according to law enforcement sources. A suspect came up and blasted her through the window without warning, sources said. “It was an attempted cop assassination,” one law enforcement source told The Post. The gunman approached the officer at 12:30 a.m. as she sat inside a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, according to sources. The officer — a 12-year-veteran who is with the Anti Crime unit of the 46th Precinct — was rushed to St.
CNN reported today that they declined to publicly identify the Reddit user who created the Trump CNN wrestling video because he promised not to do it again. CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski then went on to say, “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.” That is extortion. CC threatened to dox him. From CNN: The wrestling video was tweeted out by Donald Trump and shared over a million times online. It was President Trump’s second most popular tweet of all time. Left-wing CNN said it was anti-Semitic and racist(?)