The explosive information from last week that the Obama Administration was taking money from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac to pay for Obamacare moved from online news sites to cable television as Maria Bartiromo emphasized it on Fox News. The money could have otherwise helped low income families buy homes in rural areas across the country, and in inner cities that voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. According to documents presented by Infowars, the Obama administration planned in 2011 to take funds from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, two Government Sponsored Organizations that helped provide middle-class Americans
FTA: Essentially, Obama’s White House took away affordable housing for the middle class to give them Obamacare. The $260 billion diverted to the U.S. Treasury under the “Net Worth Swap” to fund Obamacare is perhaps the largest theft in U.S. financial history of stock dividend payments from private investors....
Just wow. This story should be bruited from the rooftops. He who takes what isn´t his´n ... goes to pris´n. AG Sessions will be as busy as PDJT. He´s got a lot to do.
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials say the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered use of the "mother of all bombs" didn´t need President Donald Trump´s approval. The officials say Gen. John Nicholson has standing authority to use the largest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat. He had that authority before Trump took office. The officials weren´t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. The Massive Ordnance Air Burst bomb, or MOAB, has attracted enormous attention. Its purpose was relatively mundane by military standards: destroy a tunnel complex used by Islamic State fighters in a remote mountainous area of
KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its biggest conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials on Friday said dozens of militants had been killed, but they were still trying to assess the full extent of the damage. Residents said the blast was felt tens of miles away. The strike on Thursday targeted a set of mountain tunnels in Achin District, a stronghold of the Islamic State’s regional affiliate, and it was the first use in combat of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the “mother of all bombs.”
The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of imposing additional sanctions on North Korea if the rogue nation continues to fire missiles or conducts its sixth nuclear test. “We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures in response to the North Korean regime´s continued provocations. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction,” an administration official told Fox Business Network. Among the sanctions under consideration reportedly are an oil embargo, a ban on North Korea´s national airline
The bomb was dropped in Afghanistan´s Nangarhar province, the Pentagon has confirmed. The blast radius is believed to be over 300 meters and the weapon is described as "the father of all bombs". It is the very first time the weapon has been used in combat. It comes as war fears reach fever pitch – with Kim Jong-un´s North Korea on the brink of sparking global conflict.
When Stephen K. Bannon reported for work Wednesday, he did not act like a man who had just been publicly humiliated by his boss. The White House chief strategist cycled in and out of the Oval Office for meetings with President Trump and took a seat in the front row of the East Room for the afternoon visit of NATO’s secretary general, flanked by some of the very advisers with whom he has been feuding. But for Bannon, the day’s routine obscured the reality that he is a marked man — diminished by weeks of battles with the bloc of centrists led
It’s hard to find examples of worse decision-making and customer treatment than United Airlines having a passenger dragged from an overbooked plane. But United’s shabby treatment of Geoff Fearns, including a threat to place him in handcuffs, comes close. Fearns, 59, is president of TriPacific Capital Advisors, an Irvine investment firm that handles more than half a billion dollars in real estate holdings on behalf of public pension funds. He had to fly to Hawaii last week for a business conference. Fearns needed to return early so he paid about $1,000 for a full-fare, first-class ticket to Los Angeles. He boarded the
United Talent Agency was the victim of a computer hack that severely disrupted business at the agency on Tuesday, shutting down email, causing meetings to cancel and forcing staff to work on their personal devices, numerous individuals told TheWrap. Frustrated clients found their emails and phone calls going unanswered all day as the agency struggled to deal with what appeared to be a deliberate cyberattack. The agency instructed its staffers to use their smartphones and personal devices until further notice, which prevented them from accessing contacts and information stored in company systems.
21st Century Fox has enlisted the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to investigate at least one accusation of sexual harassment against the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The move is the latest in the response to a New York Times investigation published this month on Mr. O’Reilly’s settlements with five women who complained of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior. Wendy Walsh, a former guest on Mr. O’Reilly’s show who detailed accusations against him to The Times, called 21st Century Fox’s anonymous hotline last week, prompting the investigation.
It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor. Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor. Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday. Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights. The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
Wells Fargo’s board said Monday that it would claw back an additional $75 million in compensation from the two executives on whom it pinned most of the blame for the company’s sales scandal: the bank’s former chief executive, John G. Stumpf, and its former head of community banking, Carrie L. Tolstedt. In a scathing, 113-page report that made it clear that all the warning signs of the problem had been glaring, the board released the results of its six-month investigation into the conditions and culture that prompted thousands of Wells Fargo employees to create fraudulent accounts in an effort to meet
Stephen K. Bannon could barely finish his sentences as he implored the listeners of his Breitbart News radio show to see the new movie “Clinton Cash.” It was July 20, the homestretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, and Bannon was describing Bill and Hillary Clinton as “scumbags” and “bandits” who had made millions of dollars through political connections. “Hillary and Bill Clinton are the two single-biggest grifters ever to run for president of the United States,” Bannon told his guest, Peter Schweizer, the author of the book behind the movie. Bannon, now President Trump’s chief strategist, framed his radio show that day as
WASHINGTON — When it came time to make his case for the judgment of history, President Barack Obama had a ready rebuttal to one of the most cutting critiques of his time in office. Although friends and foes alike faulted him for not following through on his threat to retaliate when Syria gassed its own people in 2013, Mr. Obama would counter that he had actually achieved a better result through an agreement with President Bashar al-Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons. After last week, even former Obama aides assume that he will have to rethink that passage in his
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other Bay Area Democrats Thursday to “honor the deep moral responsibility to save lives wherever and whenever we can.” She spoke at an event marking the start of a long-planned and long-delayed project: Construction on a $204-million suicide-prevention net, to be installed 20 feet below the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, the famous landmark that connects San Francisco to Marin County. “In this Holy season of Easter and Passover, we recognize again and again, that every single life is so valuable,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “In every one of them a spark of divinity, in
Two of former President Obama´s top speechwriters have come down hard on President Trump´s speeches and speaking style and are urging him to stop "riffing" and try writing down his thoughts. "I don´t think it´s a great idea to just get up there and riff when you have no idea what you´re talking about," chief Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan told a Harvard University forum Wednesday night. (Video) "He´s certainly not the first person to try to wear the mantle of populism and riff from whatever comes to his mind," said Keenan. "But I also don´t think it´s a harbinger of a
Finally, a major, globally important summit that doesn’t involve our aggressively fearless leader or his restless-finger-syndrome–plagued Twitter feed. Instead, four members of what can only be described as American royalty had some fun in the sun, island-hopping around French Polynesia. There, isn’t that nice? A little dose of virtual vitamin D rather than doomsday proclamations and your Twitter feed full of stale United Airlines jokes? According to the Asbury Park Press via Tahiti Nua TV, former president Barack Obama (just saying his name feels better), Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Hanks are in the South Pacific enjoying
After U.S. forces dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan, Hollywood director Josh Fox railed against the decision to deploy the military´s largest non-nuclear device, which reportedly killed several dozen ISIS militants. "Atrocity. Murder. Abomination. When will we learn that only love stops hate, and bombings only create more ISIS," Fox wrote in a tweet. "Love your enemy. Don´t create more of them. Teachers, diplomacy, culture and aid helps peace. Bombs don´t," he added. (Snip) On "Outnumbered" today, Meghan McCain remarked that she lived in Los Angeles for two years, and this is how the liberal,
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says she takes every opportunity to say hello to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., but he has refused to speak with her since her notorious February battle with Republicans over the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. The progressive senator spoke about her experience with McConnell in an interview with the Boston Globe, while promoting her upcoming book "This Fight Is Our Fight." The book reportedly ends right before Republicans voted to silence her during the debate over Sessions nomination. A move that was backed by McConnell. The action gained nationwide attention, resulting
Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers running certain new chipsets. The company announced plans last January to block next-generation Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors from system updates on older versions of Windows, but didn´t reveal when support would be cut. The process appears to have just kicked off. Social media users are reporting that Microsoft is now blocking access to Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on devices running Intel´s Kaby Lake processor. Instead of the normal download screen, users attempting to update their systems are facing an error message reading,
The President promised to “bomb the sh*t” out of ISIS. On Thursday he did just that. (Photo) The U.S. deployed a 21,000 pound GBU-43B conventional bomb in the Nangarhar Province on Thursday. 36 ISIS fighters were killed in the strike. (Tweet) Democrats are confused with the strategy. They’re not used to a president that kills the enemy. Senator Elizabeth Warren cannot understand this foreign policy. “What is the strategy?” (Video/Tweet) After eight years of Obama it’s understandable that Democrats would be confused of a strategy that kills the enemy.
My wife, who has different politics from me, subscribes to The New Yorker magazine. I often read it, or at least give it a glance; as the Chinese military strategist Sun-Tzu said, “Know yourself, know your enemies.” To be fair, on occasion I find a long-form article that I can settle into like a warm bath, as Tom Wolfe described the Sunday New York Times, and know blessed sleep will be upon me soon. The New Yorker is really a piece of work: an oddball mixture of archaic English grammar and style, and the newest and most fashionable politically correct
The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.” Speaking at an event called “Future of Democracy,” Ravel argued the proliferation of “fake news” and political advertising on platforms like Facebook influenced elections. She warned that the lack of disclosure by the creators of these campaigns was becoming a huge problem. “We know that there’s a lot of campaigning that’s moved to the internet, whether it’s through fake news or just outright advertising and
Mayor de Blasio deprecated the Charging Bull sculpture in Lower Manhattan on Friday as a “celebration of unfettered capitalism” — while defending the Fearless Girl statue in front of the bull for “standing up to injustice.” The mayor made the comment on his weekly WNYC radio show, where he also vowed that the city would fight a lawsuit by the creator of Charging Bull to get rid of Fearless Girl. (Snip) “’Fearless Girl’ to so many people means standing up to injustice, the empowerment of women…,” he added. “We think what has been done is absolutely legally appropriate on the city’s
An extremely large percentage of America’s 326.5 million citizens did not run for president last year. Only one of us non-candidates, however, decided to write a new book to explain why. If you’re one of the many Americans who hadn’t thought to wonder why Elizabeth Warren did not run for president — or don’t really care — join the crowd. Warren´s new book about her non-candidacy comes out next week and would-be buyers are not yet lining up. The book is heavily biographical, which means Warren is definitely running for the presidential nomination of what’s left of the Democrat Party
The sight of a United Airlines’ passenger being dragged down the aisle offers a lesson beyond customer service and public relations. The lesson is simple but profound. Societies, like airlines, are far better off relying on incentives and voluntary transactions than on diktat and coercion. Most comments have understandably focused on the airline’s disturbing use of force, followed by the clueless CEO blaming the passenger before throwing in the towel and apologizing. Since this is America, the passenger has already lawyered up, so United’s headache will linger. Beyond these unforced errors lies a deeper lesson, one that applies not only to customer