We should probably have expected, with the publication this week of a tell-all book called “Shattered,” that the decaying remnants of Hillary Clinton’s defunct campaign would launch a witch hunt (no pun intended). They’re seeking to hunt down the identities of the high-ranking campaign staff that fed all these revealing, juicy anecdotes and details to a pair of journalists. [Snip] The stricken campaign was afflicted with disorganization, over-confidence, enmity and Bill Clinton. The campaign had no central message and, worse, it featured an unpleasant but clueless Hillary Clinton, who confided to a close friend, “I don’t understand what’s happening in
The leaks are tepid, the authors strongly disposed to exonerating Hillary.
The book is a rather humdrum timeline of the campaign with a few semi-spicy quotes thrown in. But bad acts and bad actors are never properly exposed for their mendacity and venality. Indeed, every chapter suggests that scum like Podesta, Schultz, Palmieri, and Mook acted in good faith.
This week´s ´who leaked?´ fervor is highly suspect - it sounds like one of these 21st century fake outrage/fake controversy campaigns meant to garner PR from unwitting news outlets, similar to Monopoly changing game tokens or M&M´s adding a color.
The real story of Hillary´s ill health, mental incapacity, hatred and flat-out abuse of those she encountered has yet to be written.
Interesting, we are not hearing denials, but we are hearing about the hunt for the leakers. She and Bill have been so used to lying and cheating and the MSM supporting them no matter what that she really thought she had it in the bag. I still can´t understand Comrade Bernie going out for her after what she did to him. Someone just tell her that we don´t like her; we really don´t like her!
Jim DeMint is like a lot of Americans. He doesn’t trust Washington. For years, he’s tried to change it, to control its uncontrolled spending and waste, to restore control to the people. In a very real way, that spirit was in large part responsible for Donald Trump’s upset election seven months ago. DeMint tried in the House of Representatives. He tried in the Senate. He tried in the Tea Party. And he tried as president of the influential Heritage Foundation, which last month asked him to try not being president there anymore. Now, even DeMint has given up. [Snip] Until
Because years of economic sanctions on Russia, Russians and Russian institutions for fomenting rebellion, supporting Syria’s dictator and annexing Crimea have done virtually nothing to change Vladimir Putin’s bully behavior, maybe more sanctions will. That’s how Washington thinks. So, late Monday night the Senate unveiled a new, broad package of alleged punishments on Russia with a legislative twist to corner President Trump in case he
One of the most refreshing thing about recent days in Washington has been the unusual spectacle of a prominent player making numerous bold political allegations in person on camera without hiding behind the cloak of “anonymous source.” [Snip] All of these important ongoing complexities must give way to the transitory theatrics of prancing politicians probing others for implied illegalities that no one has really been able to delineate clearly. Let’s be blunt here: The actors and media in Washington are addicted to scandal and the process of scandal. They can appear to be doing serious work with sincerely furrowed brows
This is gross for a number of reasons. First, the obvious: The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to decriminalize a number of offenses, including defecating in public. Also, urinating in public. Camping on public or private land without permission. Panhandling. And lying across public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks. Democrat Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials explained the new ordinances are designed to protect immigrants — legal and the other kind — from “unintended consequences.” These consequences were
President Trump’s state visit to Great Britain is still set as originally scheduled. Unless it isn’t. A lot of water has flowed under London Bridge since January when the new president accepted Queen Elizabeth’s formal invitation, via Prime Minister Theresa May, for a full-blown official visit this year. [Snip] And then following the latest terror attack in London, Trump got in a tweet-spat with the city’s Muslim mayor over how normal such things are in big cities. The unexpected attack by the unpredictable president of the former British colony was widely condemned in Britain, if you can imagine such a
Hillary Clinton seems to have launched yet another political campaign in 2017, one to convince Americans that they absolutely did the right thing by not electing her president in 2016. Which is not to say the victorious alternative was ideal either. But the ongoing public Clinton struggle with herself is alienating even supporters, and it’s crippling the required remodeling and rejuvenation of her aged Democrat Party that needs a very long rehab at some political spa. The only thing disunited Democrats have going for them right now is an undisciplined president and Republican disunity. There’s no end in sight either
This should be good. The Trump Administration late Thursday appealed the ban of its travel ban to the Supreme Court. The outlook there to overturn the Fourth Circuit ruling and hear oral arguments is uncertain. But it’s certain to be closely-watched as an early case involving Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch and the newly-reconstituted nine-justice bench. This is actually the administration’s second controversial attempt to impose a temporary travel ban
College, generations of Dads used to say, is a time to make your mistakes and learn from them. Now, a major new research project into education after high school reveals that the biggest mistake a majority of Americans feel they made was going to that college in the first place. Or picking their majors. Too late now. [Snip] Reading these findings may prompt policymakers to rethink blind encouragement of high school grads to move onto campuses and fields of study they picked for reasons of geography, family tradition, emotions or “comfort.” Then again, that’s probably too much to hope for. Gallup
The state of Ohio has sued five major drug makers charging they oversold the benefits and undersold the risks of their opioid painkillers that have become a major epidemic in many states across the country. The suit was filed by Ohio’s Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine, a former Ohio state senator, a former House member from Ohio, a former lieutenant governor in Ohio and a former U.S. senator from Ohio. It might be a coincidence that last week DeWine announced his candidacy to succeed term-limited John Kasich and become the next governor of Ohio in 2018. One of the benefits
Get out your Russia Probe scorecard. There seems to be a new game in town. And about time. With all of the competing investigations into Russian meddling in domestic U.S. affairs and who talked with Russians about what when and where, you too may have succumbed to “c’mon, guys, just do your jobs and get it all done” syndrome. [Snip] We know that during the transition Mike Flynn was overheard by U.S. intelligence talking with Russians. We know he later misled White House officials about the conversation, for which he was properly fired. What we don’t know because D.C. media
We follow these things so you don’t have to. There are two — all right, three — stories that could use mid-week updates. Not because they’re important. But precisely because they’re not important and are blessedly free of Russkies or anyone named Jared. First, the sex: [Snip] Now, the violence: Everyone no doubt remembers Ben Jacobs. No? OK, he’s the impertinent newspaper reporter who gained momentary media martyrdom last week for allegedly being thumped to the floor by then Republican House candidate, now elected House member Greg Gianforte of Montana. “You broke my glasses!” Jacobs yelled
About time.Finally, after years of dangerous dawdling the United States has actually begun arming Kurdish soldiers fighting ISIS in Syria. Weapons supplies had been stockpiled nearby in anticipation of President Trump’s go-ahead, which came Monday. The armament distributions, which the commander-in-chief approved despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, will enable the tough Kurdish fighters to participate more aggressively in the imminent assault on the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa. The Obama administration talked of arming the Kurds, who also led the anti-ISIS fighting in northern Iraq, but wilted in the face of resistance [Snip] Now, Kurdish and Arab
Several Democrats in Congress warned President Trump on Friday that he will face consequences if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday. “And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings.” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) echoed Lieu’s sentiments, saying that Congress would come together to make sure they
CITIES could begin to start running out of fresh water in less than ten years, experts warn, as fears grow for the global population. Researchers have issued a stark warning that 2024 could spell the end of the absolute necessity that is fresh water for some northern hemisphere cities. Iqaluit, in eastern Canada, is earmarked as the first area which will run dry in just seven years time, a study by York University has found. Increasing demand on the supply coupled with crippling climate change is seeing residents facing a bleak future. Various methods are being suggested in an attempt to address the
Democrats looking for new blood to revitalize their party are taking a close look at New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who is suddenly being discussed as a dark-horse presidential nominee. After delivering a powerful speech last month on the removal of Confederate monuments from his city, Landrieu made national headlines and won praise from Democratic strategists looking for ways to ignite hope in their party. (Snip) Landrieu´s family is considered Louisiana royalty. His father, Moon Landrieu, also served as mayor of New Orleans and also as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. His sister, Mary Landrieu (D-La.) served in the
Being rich is more pleasant than not being rich for many reasons, one of which is that the more money you have, the less society´s rules and obligations weigh on you. You slide through life using your wealth and connections to avoid the hassles and complications that occupy ordinary people, seldom having your choices impeded by what others or even the government demand of you. In theory the rules apply to everyone, but in practice there are almost always ways around them that are only available to a few. A wealthy person with a powerful conscience and moral foundation can avoid
WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would automatically register voters who transmit information to state and federal agencies, potentially adding 50 million new voters around the country. In introducing the legislation on the House Floor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) discussed Shelby County v. Holder, a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down certain aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and eliminated the need for nine states to seek federal approval for altering voting laws. Central to the decision was the debate over racial discrimination through polling laws. Controversial voting laws in Texas and South Carolina went into effect
In a video earlier this week, Hillary Clinton seemed to compare herself, or at the very least her values, to Wonder Woman — and I’m just not sure what in the fresh hell she could possibly be talking about. “Something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley,” Hillary Clinton said in the 95-second video message at the Women in Film Los Angeles’ Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills. Now, Hillary Clinton certainly did have a pretty high opinion
We should all hope not. Democrats may not have gotten everything they wanted out of a series of recent televised Senate Intelligence Committee hearings that ostensibly concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election. But as the party of the ‘resistance’ shifted its focus from alleged collusion between Moscow and Republicans to President Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice, the hearings also produced a new heroine for the anti-Trump Left. Senator Kamala Harris emerged from confrontations with the three national intelligence chiefs and Attorney General Jeff Sessions with her reputation enhanced. Her manner of attack was praised and she was acclaimed as
The Illinois official responsible for paying the state´s bills is warning that new court orders mean her office must pay out more each month than Illinois receives in revenue. Comptroller Susana Mendoza must prioritize what gets paid as Illinois nears its third year without a state budget. A mix of state law, court orders and pressure from credit rating agencies requires some items be paid first. Those include debt and pension payments, state worker paychecks and some school funding. Mendoza says a recent court order regarding money owed for Medicaid bills means mandated payments will eat up 100 percent of
Following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, there’s definitely been a renewed conversation in America about police brutality and the justice system. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all counts in the July 2016 shooting of Castile. The shooting took place in a suburb of St. Paul and was caught on video. Yanez’s acquittal was met with strong condemnation from protesters around the United States. As a man who led a national anthem protest this past NFL season, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to
Yesterday’s news, aside from the usual Trump obstructing, colluding, and making money on his investments, included a ship collision. As described by ABC, a “Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan.” NBC had a similar headline, “Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japan.” (snip)The headlines, by saying the US Navy ship collided with the Japanese container ship, imply that the Navy ship hit the container ship.What do the pictures say? This first photo is of the US Navy destroyer.
ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during Thursday morning’s show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.” Kellerman made the statement during a segment that compared NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a discussion with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. Kellerman said that neither Ali nor Kaepernick went looking for a protest. The protest came looking for them. “He was asked to stand for the national anthem,” Kellerman said. “You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) ripped President Trump for his criticism of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday, saying that if Trump were to try to fire Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress would “unite to stop him.” "It has become clear that President Trump believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason, including special counsel Robert Mueller,” the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said in a statement. “That is not how the rule of law works, and Congress will not allow the President to so egregiously overstep