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Obama National Security Advisor
Susan Rice Admits U.S. Strategy on
North Korea Nukes Buildup a ‘Failure’
Breitbart Big Government, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 10:00:07 AM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice admitted on Thursday that, over the course of Obama’s two terms in office, his administration failed to stop the communist North Korean government from building its nuclear weapons capability. “You can call it a failure,” Rice told CNN. “I accept that characterization of the efforts of the United States over the last two decades.” But she also said other administrations were not able to put a stop to it. The Washington Examiner reported on the interview, noting that Rice served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and was Obama’s top national

Of Memos and Pitchforks
American Greatness, by Boris Zelkin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:54:54 AM     Post Reply
James Damore had to be fired. There was no way around it. He spoke out, eloquently, against orthodoxy and if history is any guide, he’ll be lucky to escape with merely a loss of employment. I’m less disconsolate about his ouster—as that was a foregone conclusion—as I am troubled by the cultural tempest surrounding it and what it portends for the future of substantive discussion of the important issues that affect all our lives. (Snip)As people began taking sides on the question—which is to say, immediately—we all knew and accepted that precious few would actually read his full thoughts before

‘Freedom of the Press’ Doesn’t
Mean What You Think
American Greatness, by Michael Thau    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:50:49 AM     Post Reply
Progressive propaganda, relying on misdirection, misinterpretation, and outright falsehoods, permeates American life and touches or taints every topic. The corporations that produce mass entertainment and news, the government bureaucracies that shape and fund education, the schools from kindergarten to college, and the tech firms that control the flow of information and ideas, are all subject to a groupthink that, for all intents and purposes, brooks absolutely no dissent from Leftist dogma. The leaders and followers in the narrative-producing industries are mostly true believers themselves. Everything they touch becomes a vehicle for spreading progressive delusions because, essentially, they can do nothing else.

  


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Hitler’s Survival
Taki’s Magazine, by Allen Massie    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:43:42 AM     Post Reply
Robert Harris’ new novel, Munich, will be published in September. It’s too early to review it, but I’ve read a proof copy and can say it’s as intelligent and gripping as one has come to expect from Harris, while the depictions of Chamberlain and Hitler are brilliant. The novel also raises the question of army resistance to Hitler, something that critics of the Munich Agreement and elements in the German Foreign Office made much of after the war. Was there indeed an army plot to arrest or even murder Hitler, and was this thwarted by the Munich Agreement? Certainly some in the

CNN’s Phil Mud Declares Deep
State Will Kill Trump (VIDEO)
DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:34:52 AM     Post Reply
Good Lord. Imagine the collective outcry if anything remotely similar had been said on air by a news organization against the former president. Add to this the heightened state of unhinged anti-Trumpism from the far left and what we have here is CNN actively participating in creating an environment that already contributed to Republican members of Congress getting shot by Democrat activists. (Congressman Steve Scalise is still fighting hard to recover from his wounds.) Is this wishful thinking? Marching orders? Irresponsible hyperbole? You decide: (Video)

Sarcasm-challenged journalists meet Trump
Donsurber.com, by Don Surber    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:31:32 AM     Post Reply
As I read reactions to President Trump´s jokes, I wonder if the journalists taking the jokes literally do so because they are foolish, or because they think the public can be so easily fooled. Perhaps it varies from journo to journo. Consider the latest example. Reporters asked President Trump about Putin kicking 755 American diplomats out in retaliation to new sanctions against Russia. The President of the United States of America replied: “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll, and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a

Trump may get a 53rd Republican senator
Donsurber.com, by Don Surber    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:20:44 AM     Post Reply
I do not like West Virginia´s Senator Joe Manchin, D-All For Himself. But rumor has it President Trump will move Rick Perry over to Homeland Security, and then pick Manchin to run the Department of Energy. The deal apparently hinges on Governor Jim Justice appointing a Republican to replace Manchin. I would not trust Justice or Manchin with their own money. Manchin is a cap-and-trader. Justice owes the state millions in back taxes. That said, if we can cut deals with Saudi princes for the sake of the democracy, why not a couple of West Virginia Democrats? Oh wait, Justice switched parties a few

  


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Good Grief – CNN Pushing To Get
Steve Bannon Fired and Bannon
“Allies” Now Helping CNN…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:16:07 AM     Post Reply
In the entire ridiculous enterprise of Steve Bannon -vs- HR McMaster the idiots on the #FireMcMaster side are ultimately going to end up delivering an exit for Steve Bannon. Then again, I repeat myself – SEE HERE – But seriously, if there was validity to the #FireMcMaster issues, which there isn’t, and if we supported the #FireMcMaster cause, which we don’t, anyone with any intelligence at all would drop the anti-McMaster premise during a high visibility national security crisis like North Korea. Then again, we ain’t exactly talking about the sharpest tacks in the political toolbox. And if you understand

Report: President Trump To Announce
“Section 301” Trade Investigations
Against China on Monday…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/12/2017 9:08:03 AM     Post Reply
There have been multiple media reports in the last six hours that President Trump is going to announce trade investigation/sanctions against China during a press conference scheduled for Monday. It makes sense the previously postponed 301 trade investigation against China for violations of intellectual property rights might be announced. Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 provides the United States with the authority to enforce trade agreements, resolve trade disputes, and open foreign markets to U.S. goods and services.(Snip)However, a note of caution. Substantive trade negotiations, the kind which involve economics and national security, are always fluid and subject to pause,

Writer’s lawyers slam Fox News host
Eric Bolling’s $50M defamation lawsuit
New York Daily News, by Denis Slattery    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 8/12/2017 7:40:56 AM     Post Reply
Lawyers for a HuffPost writer are pushing back against a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by Fox News host Eric Bolling.The suspended cable news anchor sued writer Yashar Ali over a report detailing allegations that Bolling sent lewd photos to female co-workers. The lawsuit, according to Ali’s lawyer, Patricia Glaser, is without merit and “does not identify which purportedly ‘false and misleading’ statements could possibly support a $50 million damages award.” Glaser calls Bolling’s suit “a calculated effort to harass and intimidate Mr. Ali personally.”

Bloodlust: CNN´s firing of Jeffrey Lord
brings out the worst in the left
American Thinker, by Peter Barry Chowka    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/12/2017 6:23:46 AM     Post Reply
On Friday, the day after conservative author Jeffrey Lord was fired from his on-air commentator job at CNN, it was a field day for analysts on both ends of the political spectrum. Most of the comments came from the left since leftist publications, websites, and talking heads seem to outnumber ones on the right by a ratio of at least ten to one. In a number of published interviews, Lord was able to clarify and add more context to his tweeting "Sieg Heil!" to Media Matters president Andrew Carusone in a heated online exchange – a tweet heard ´round the

  


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New direction — Tillerson at
the tiller of the ship of State
Washington Examiner, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2017 5:49:48 AM     Post Reply
The State Department has an official mission statement. It reads: ... to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. This mission is shared with the USAID, ensuring we have a common path forward in partnership as we invest in the shared security and prosperity that will ultimately better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow. That may soon change. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now pushing for a new statement that the department´s mission is to "lead America´s foreign policy through

What Draws People To Anarchy?
Left-Wing Extremism And Smashing
Stuff But Mostly Smashing Stuff
Hot Air, by John Sexton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2017 5:28:48 AM     Post Reply
The Washington Post published a piece today titled “What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows.” The story itself isn’t as dumb as the headline suggests, but it never does demonstrate that what draws people to anarchism is anything beyond a kind of left-wing outlaw chic. Legba Carrefour was one of the organizers behind Disrupt J20, the group of black bloc anarchists who created hassles at inauguration checkpoints and riots through parts of Washington, D.C. Carrefour tells the Post he became an anarchist after watching the G20 protests in Seattle on television. He knows smashing things turns

Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million
to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape
Washington Post, by Tom Jackman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/12/2017 5:07:03 AM     Post Reply
Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway. Riggins waived his right to an attorney and immediately gave a statement denying any sexual assault of the woman, Susan

When Loretta Met Bill
Weekly Standard, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/12/2017 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
In many quarters of the American news media today, seasoned journalists seem incapable of pondering those parts of reality that don’t complement their political worldviews. It goes beyond “bias”—we’re all biased. This is negligence. Consider the trove of emails between FBI and Department of Justice officials published this week. The emails concern the June 27, 2016, meeting between former president Bill Clinton and then-attorney general Loretta Lynch. As readers may remember, Clinton paid an apparently impromptu visit to the attorney general aboard her DoJ plane while it was parked at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. It was extremely improper for the two

  


  

Nikki Haley: Trump’s velvet
hammer at the UN
New York Post, by Monica Crowley    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/12/2017 4:55:48 AM     Post Reply
In the months since President Trump sent Nikki Haley to the United Nations, she has taken on that scandal-plagued jamboree of anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism and tyrant devotion and proven a fearless champion of US interests and Western values. As Trump’s velvet hammer, she has shown intrepid leadership, placing her in the diplomatic firmament along with such ambassadorial powerhouses as Jeane Kirkpatrick, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and John Bolton. So far, Haley has wisely adhered to Teddy Roosevelt’s famous adage: Speak softly and carry a big stick. She conducts difficult diplomacy in an unforgiving environment with a fierce but graceful efficiency that commands

What Does Planned Parenthood Do,
Exactly, That Deserves Federal Funding?
PJ Media, by Megan Fox    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/12/2017 4:49:09 AM     Post Reply
Planned Parenthood is raking in the bucks. For real. They make a ton of money. Yet they get over $500 million from the federal government every year... for what? They´re getting smarter and won´t tell you what things cost over the phone (I tried but was told I´d have to come in for a visit to get their price list). However, the Planned Parenthood in Kentucky hasn´t taken their price list offline as of today. Whenever Planned Parenthood is in the press they opine endlessly about the good they do for women. It´s all about the women and the services

In phone call, Trump and Xi discuss
a nuke-less Korean Peninsula
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2017 4:41:15 AM     Post Reply
A Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a goal both Washington and Beijing are interested in pursuing, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during a phone conversation Friday. That portion of their phone call was confirmed early Saturday in a White House statement and in a report on Chinese state television. During the conversation, Xi also requested that the U.S. and North Korea both tone down their recent rhetoric and avoid actions that could worsen tensions between the two nations, Chinese Central Television said. “At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that

Trump Criticized For ´Fire and Fury´ Rhetoric
But Bill Clinton Said Basically The Same Thing
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 8/12/2017 3:44:13 AM     Post Reply
For days now the media and regular Trump critics on Capitol Hill have berated the President for his rhetoric about North Korea. Specifically, they´ve said his words about "fire and fury" were particularly incendiary. But back in the 1990s when North Korea was causing problems and issuing threats about atomic bombs, President Bill Clinton essentially said the same thing. From the New York Times in 1996: The North Korean Government accused President Clinton today of provoking it with threats of war after he warned that the United States would retaliate if North Korea developed nuclear arms. The statement by the Communist Government of

Federal Government, HHS, DOJ:
Gaming the Freedom of Info System
SharylAttkisson.com, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 8/12/2017 3:26:34 AM     Post Reply
In addition to the active lawsuit I have in federal court over the intrusion into my government computers, I have been litigating several of the many failed government responses to lawful Freedom of Information Act requests. I’m giving up on one of them as of this week. It’s my request for public material the government withheld after the disastrous launch of Obamacare in 2013 when I was reporting on the topic for CBS News. We have learned, among other things, that federal officials gave incorrect and misleading information to the public and under oath to Congress regarding serious security failures in development

  


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Women Can(´t) Do
Anything Men Can Do
American Thinker, by Robert Arvay    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/12/2017 3:12:10 AM     Post Reply
The phrase, “Women can do anything men can do,” seems at first to be a rather harmless sentiment. As with all such, it has its uses, if not taken too far. If men can be surgeons, then so can women. If men can run a hardware store, then so can women. If men can be linebackers in the National Football League -- uh, too far. Unfortunately, for leftist ideologues, there are no moderate positions on anything. You either agree with them in every detail, or else you are evil. Can we discuss our differences? No! By now, you have surely

Rebels Of Google: ´Constant Abuse, Sneers, Insults
And Smears ... Sometimes You Get Punched´
Breitbart.com, by Allum Bokhari    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 8/12/2017 3:07:54 AM     Post Reply
Allum Bokhari: You are one of a number of current and former Google employees speaking out in the wake of the Viewpoint Diversity Memo. Is there anything particular that makes you support the principles in that document? Emmett: I’m happy you asked. I’m also happy you’re giving the document a more accurate name, as the mainstream media has almost universally been calling it the “Anti-Diversity Memo” which is both stupid and a lie. The fundamental starting point of the document is that there exist documented differences between men and women, which we see hash out in real life. That is

The reason Google is useless
for conservative searches
American Thinker, by Karin McQuillan    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 8/12/2017 3:02:52 AM     Post Reply
How many AT readers have found that they can no longer do a useful Google search on any news topic? The only hits that come up are liberal. Even the Wall Street Journal does not make it, although minor liberal papers like the Christian Science Monitor do. To find interesting commentary and reporting I trust, I have to go to my list of favorite websites and search on their pages. Following the firing this week of a valued employee for the thoughtcrime of questioning gender quotas, Breitbart is running a series called "Rebels of Google." Whistleblower employees are exposing the purposeful

Korea and the Democrats´ Deep
Psychological Fear that Trump Is Right
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 8/12/2017 2:26:14 AM     Post Reply
One of the unspoken ´indications´ in the medical sense of the ever-metastasizing Trump Derangement Syndrome is that the sufferers have a deep conscious/unconscious fear that Trump is right. What if the man they have excoriated unremittingly as a barbarian-racist-xenophobe-homophobe -misogynist-nitwit turns out to have been on the correct side of a fair number of issues on which they have failed, sometimes miserably, for decades? Talk about personality disintegration — it would be hari-kari meets the Wicked Witch of the West. Well, emotionally anyway. The current North Korea crisis is a perfect case in point. Susan Rice — has this woman no

Japan deploys missile defence over
N. Korea threat to Guam: reports
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2017 12:03:36 AM     Post Reply
Tokyo - Japan was on Saturday deploying its Patriot missile defence system after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, reports said. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against the US. The defence ministry started deploying the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan, which Pyongyang warned could be along its missiles´ flight path, public broadcaster NHK

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