Saturday, May 7, 2016
Emails show that anti Bernie Sanders column in newspaper was written by Clinton lobbyist https://t.co/ETQxl0CSbi— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) May 7, 2016
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the presidency of George W. Bush changed instantly. In a new collection of never-before-seen photographs from that day, the president can be seen responding to the worst terrorist attack in United States history — an event that would redefine his time in office and propel the nation into two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The images, which were given to FRONTLINE through a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a new window into President Bush’s actions on 9/11 — from the initial scramble for information upon learning of the attack at an elementary school in Florida, to his meetings with senior staff throughout the day, and his return to the White House that evening, where in an address to the nation he vowed to “find those responsible and bring them to justice.”
The images were released Friday in response to a FOIA request by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which has covered the legacy of 9/11 in multiple films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law, and the forthcoming investigation The Secret History of ISIS.
They were taken by Eric Draper, who was the president’s personal photographer.
“Capturing that story was difficult,” Draper told the website Storybench in a 2015 interview. “I had to focus on being in the right place at the right time and push back the emotions that I was feeling to truly capture the story. Everyone did their job that day and I knew my job was to have a crystal clear focus to document what was in front of me, for others to place it into history.”
Obama’s Foreign Policy Guru, Ben Rhodes Boasts Of How The Administration Lied To Sell The Iran Deal…
White House cites executive privilege, keeps Obama adviser from testifying about Iran nuclear deal https://t.co/joJduP6DVG— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) May 17, 2016
Obama foreign policy aide boasts of deceiving American citizens, lawmakers, and allies over the Iran deal. https://t.co/jlopyB0O2d— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) May 6, 2016
Ben Rhodes Boasts Of How The Administration Lied To Sell The Iran Deal… https://t.co/HXqg5gCjyr— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) May 6, 2016
...He’s a sentimental adolescent with literary talent (Rhodes published one short story before his mother’s connections won him a job in the world of foreign policy), and high self regard, who thinks that everyone else is a phony. Those readers who found Jeffrey Goldberg’s picture of Obama in his March Atlantic profile refreshing for the president’s willingness to insult American allies publicly will be similarly cheered here by Rhodes’s boast of deceiving American citizens, lawmakers, and allies over the Iran deal. Conversely, those who believe Obama risked American interests to take a cheap shot at allies from the pedestal of the Oval Office will be appalled to see Rhodes dancing in the end zone to celebrate the well-packaged misdirections and even lies—what Rhodes and others call a “narrative”—that won Obama his signature foreign policy initiative.[…]
As Rhodes admits, it’s not that hard to shape the narrative. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” Rhodes said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”...
Profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru https://t.co/g2m4X2F5PW— tom ricks (@tomricks1) May 7, 2016
Why the Ben Rhodes profile in the New York Times Magazine is just gross https://t.co/oLWdYePoNd— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) May 7, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Iran is trying to use a key global choke point to pressure Washington. But it’s much easier said than done
Iran is trying to use a key global choke point to pressure Washington. But it’s much easier said than done. https://t.co/XVBjgnlGcG— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) May 6, 2016
One side effect of Donald Trump’s securing the GOP presidential nod: Republicans might no longer turn out to vote for their House and Senate candidates in the remaining congressional primaries.
The down-ballot effect could be especially pronounced in California’s June 7 Senate primary, where Democrats and Republicans will be on the same ballot in the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D). The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will advance to the general election....
“At this point in time, it’s increasingly likely that we will see a Democrat on Democrat runoff,” said Mike Madrid, a Republican political consultant based in California....
Polls have consistently shown Harris leading the California race, with one out this week putting her support at 29 percent, followed by Sanchez with 18 percent.
The next closest competitor is Republican Tom Del Becarro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, who drew 10 percent support in the KABC/Survey USA poll. Close on his heels are Ron Unz, a Republican activist with 8 percent and Duf Sundheim, a former state party chairman, with 7 percent.
The poll, which was released Monday, before Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the presidential race, noted that a competitive presidential primary might have boosted Republican turnout and given one of the Republicans a shot at overtaking Sanchez....
The California Republican Party held its convention last weekend, drawing hundreds of members to hear the three presidential candidates make their pitches. But on Sunday, only a few dozen people showed up to hear Del Becarro, Sundheim and Unz speak.
Del Becarro and Sundheim said they believe that Republican voters will still show up for the primary.
Trump vows to help businesses by lifting slew of regulations... https://t.co/qjXXx3VBQ0— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 5, 2016
Obama’s Towering Regulatory State Increases Burden on Taxpayers https://t.co/hyEoD22iGv— CNSNews.com (@cnsnews) May 7, 2016
NBCNEWS sat on explosive 'GUCCIFER' hack story... https://t.co/y2rHLZoBGz— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 5, 2016
OBAMA AIDE: WE CONTROL THE MEDIA https://t.co/E1iKWZEmxy— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 5, 2016
How Secret Service Trying To Handcuff Press... https://t.co/2Q8raKoR8A— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 5, 2016
PAUL RYAN NOT READY FOR TRUMP -- YET... https://t.co/swdEmDQTCI— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 5, 2016
Now on R> Speaker Ryan Says He Cannot Support Trump … Yet (Update: Trump Responds) https://t.co/w5ApyM2rXG— Ricochet (@Ricochet) May 5, 2016
"He’s doing it under the banner of unity, when in actuality, that’s the opposite of unity.” - Trump on Paul Ryan https://t.co/dbcYyoVnVn— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 6, 2016
"Some people think that he was posturing for the future." Trump adviser Paul Manafort on @SpeakerRyan and his refusal to support Trump.— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
VIDEO: TRUMP ROCKS RALLY IN WEST VIRGINIA... https://t.co/HCt8z14g6m— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 6, 2016
An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore Film Still Alarmingly Inaccurate... https://t.co/8w6ksI82gr— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 4, 2016
Watching “An Inconvenient Truth” is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and “Futurama” was still putting out new episodes. A world where a bitter presidential candidate was trying to rebrand himself as an environmental crusader.
But have Gore’s warnings, which were alarming to many in 2006, come true?
...Gore’s been harping on global warming since at least the late 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2006 he discovered a way to become massively wealthy off making movies about it and investing in government-subsidized green energy....
...Kilimanjaro Still Has Snow...
...Gore also claims temperature rise from increases in man-made carbon dioxide emissions were “uninterrupted and intensifying.” He goes on to claim heatwaves will become more common, like the one that killed 35,000 people across Europe in 2003.
Sounds terrifying — until you actually look at what happened to global temperature after Gore’s film was released....
...The North Pole Still Has Ice...
Gore also claimed the Arctic could be ice-free in the coming decades. He said “within the next 50 to 70 years, it could be completely gone.”...
HRWF NOTE: Catharine Baker is running for re-election in Assembly District 16. This is the TOP TARGET in the state and she is the only Republican elected in the Bay Area; It's because of her one vote that Democrats don't have the 2/3rd's super majority that they need to raise our taxes.
The campaign office is up and running. They have phone banks and they always like having people to walk precincts. Catharine would love to see our club get involved and help on any weekend before the primary in June. While for most of you, this is a drive, they wanted to let you know they have mobile phone banking which allows one to stay at home and make phone calls just as long as they have a computer and a phone.
Please think about it. Catharine needs and appreciates all the help. They can set up a link for us to start to mobile phone bank. Call Annette for details if you'd like to help.
Why? Mr. Riley, who is black, has attracted some negative attention since his publication in 2014 of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed. Professor Singal feared that whatever controversy Riley had attracted so far would be amplified once he set foot on Virginia Tech’s campus....
Disinvitations from college officials are becoming distressingly common and not quite as shocking as they were a few years ago. The William F. Buckley Jr. Society at Yale last week held its Second Annual Disinvitation Dinner. Last year it honored George Will, disinvited from Scripps College for expressing doubts about “rape culture” on campus. This year, it honored former New York Police commissioner Ray Kelly, who was disinvited from Brown University right at the podium where he was scheduled to speak. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education keeps a summary list of disinvitations, but even FIRE can hardly keep up with the disgraceful trend. It has yet to note, for instance, Suzanne Venker’s disinvitation by “Uncomfortable Learning,” the student group at Williams College that had invited Venker, a critic of feminism. Uncomfortable Learning exists to bring controversial speakers to campus but was overwhelmed by the backlash to Venker’s scheduled appearance....
For the past six months, cry-bully activists on campuses from Mizzou to Princeton to Dartmouth have bowled over craven administrators who have deferred to their demands and declined to exercise jurisdiction. The Riley disinvitation shows just how low campus authorities are willing to bow to the fancies of their students. Higher education can offer intellectual freedom little more than lip service when it authorizes the heckler’s veto.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Judge leaves open door for Clinton deposition... https://t.co/RSl61Saina— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 4, 2016
BERNSTEIN: There Will Be 'Very Damaging' Leaks... https://t.co/ytAL6yCIur— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 4, 2016
“You can’t knock the National Enquirer.” pic.twitter.com/x3zNKbx9XP— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) May 4, 2016
Donald Trump just made a major announcement as he marches toward a November showdown with Hillary Clinton. The... https://t.co/ZIgKw0VloC— WND News (@worldnetdaily) May 4, 2016
DeMint on Trump: "We’re hoping that we can push him to carry some conservative ideas into the election and win it.” https://t.co/HtqAoC9Cji— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) May 4, 2016
Will the State Department circumvent U.S. law to impose the Obama administration's climate agenda? Yes.
Will the State Department circumvent U.S. law to impose the Obama administration's climate agenda? Yes. https://t.co/7c3TYsFWju— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Trump proved skeptics wrong, Armed w his own wits, little staff & money, he dispatched best GOP field in 3 decadeshttps://t.co/KlcD9KYyD0— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 4, 2016
It's the California curse: No contest here June 7 among the Republicans, and a Democratic race for bragging rights, not for nomination— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) May 4, 2016
Donors Say Third Party Anti-Trump Effort Unlikely To Happen - BuzzFeed News https://t.co/URflijCKBY— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) May 4, 2016
Trump has clinched the nomination. No second ballot. Cruz's only hope now is a second convention. #IndianaPrimary— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) May 3, 2016
Hot Air/Townhall live primary coverage: Indiana https://t.co/okVVK4Mmaa— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 3, 2016
Luntz Prediction: I’m feeling double-digit wins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders tonight.— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 3, 2016
Just saying. #IndianaPrimary
CALLS CRUZ 'ONE HELL OF A COMPETITOR'... https://t.co/clqyF7gcSr— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 4, 2016
"Mental Health Systems, a social-services charity that collects and spends millions of tax dollars each year, improperly directed public funds to its for-profit subsidiary and sought reimbursements from San Diego County for costs it did not pay, a county investigation has found."
Pundits and political pros are getting ready to tuck into hefty portions of crow.
"Are women better off when they have the opportunity to kill their unborn children at any time, for any reason?"
"Are women better off when they have the opportunity to kill their unborn children at any time, for any reason?"— National Review (@NRO) May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
CNN president admits network has been "too liberal" – See what happened ratings after that realization: https://t.co/6Px6MPg1kb— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 2, 2016
CNN president admits to WSJ: Fair to say "we were a little too liberal." https://t.co/7MV6gSjVfI— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 2, 2016
SUPREME COURT keeps TX voter ID law in place ... for now. CA issues driver's licenses to illegals purely to maintain Democratic stranglehold on gov. through voter fraud
Supreme Court Not Blocking Texas Voter ID Law https://t.co/y9FcT0mAmq— Fox Nation (@foxnation) May 1, 2016
CA issues driver's licenses to illegals purely to maintain Democratic stranglehold on gov. through voter fraud. https://t.co/Gv62yJJPZ1— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 2, 2016
Republicans sue after Virginia governor restores voting rights to thousands of convicted felons: https://t.co/1ll50ic5Fv— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 2, 2016
Left wing talking point: NYT front page story on how drivers licenses are racist. So I guess driving, flying & drinking alcohol is too?— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 2, 2016
Court systematically dismantles arguments against voter ID https://t.co/z5dYY48PzV— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 1, 2016
SUPREME COURT keeps TX voter ID law in place ... for now https://t.co/m5j2PaG3iv— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) April 29, 2016
Cole Bartiromo of Mission Viejo is also a Trump supporter. He says he became quite fearful when a mob turned on him.
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, ” says Bartiromo, “I felt this thud in the front of my head.”
He needed six stitches to close his head wound.
Bartiromo told Gile he only got in the middle of the melee to document it, not to participate.
Within moments, he says someone knocked off his Trump hat, hurled slurs at him and then slugged him.
“And I started panicking,” Bartiromo says, “Getting scared, thinking ‘When are they going to stop? Are they going to kill me?’ I mean, these aren’t rational people.”
Trump Tops Clinton In New Poll - A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely U.S. voters finds ... https://t.co/aHXKmkM2Vp— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 2, 2016
New Rasmussen Poll: Donald Trump Takes National Lead Over Hillary https://t.co/3qwRRRghn5— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 2, 2016
...Looking back 25 years ago to the election of 2016, it is clear that Clinton’s campaign team was badly mistaken when it thought that the vast middle of American politics would blame the Republicans for the violence outside the convention. Every pinko, commie, and socialist freak with a cause and a Soros subsidy descended upon Cleveland, and the ensuing chaos was supposed to show that Donald Trump brought violence and disorder in his wake. The Democrat lovefest to follow was supposed to provide a stark contrast, with Hillary bringing peace and blessed calm. But Americans didn’t see it that way.
In 1968, the Democrats showed themselves incapable of maintaining order in a Democrat city with a Democrat president. This time, it was a Democrat city and a Democrat president allowing their allies to violently assault their political opponents. “The cops, I love the Cleveland cops, but the mayor, the Democrat mayor of Cleveland, a very bad mayor, is ordering them to stand down,” shouted the nominee during his extemporaneous nomination speech. “Just like Benghazi! What is it with Democrats telling our beautiful military and cops to always stand down? Sad!” Of course, Trump had no evidence of any such order, but it sounded like it might be true and that was enough….
...Hillary initially refused to debate Trump. “I will not give a platform to his kind of sexist hate speech,” she intoned, and Trump pounced.
“I used to call her Crooked Hillary, which she is, and Naggin’ Hillary, and she’s still naggy, believe me, she nags us all the time! But now I call her Scared Hillary because she’s scared of me. And if she’s scared of me, how is she going to stand up to the very bad people out there and protect America? I mean, I wish she had been Scared Hillary back when she voted to invade Iraq, which was a disaster. But we can’t have our wonderful military under someone who is so scared. We need someone who’ll stand up and defend our country, which she is scared to do. Sad!”
Hillary finally agreed to a debate, and it was a disaster. She was prim, prepared, and utterly stiff while Trump was loose, limber, and lacerating. She called him sexist, and he went for the throat: “I love women, not like your husband did, which was very shameful and which you tolerated. And a lot of young people who weren’t around then don’t know about how you covered up when Bill behaved very badly to women but when they learn about it it’s going to be very bad for you because you were very bad to the women. And everyone knows if you weren’t a woman you wouldn’t even be here. Sad!” ...
Crazy or Visionary? || Looking Back On How Donald Trump Beat Hillary Clinton https://t.co/DnFhkJLz4J— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 2, 2016
"...one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views."
Bravo, Bloomberg: Former Mayor Rips Political Correctness Culture At University Of Michigan Commencement https://t.co/ePDawiSU9r— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 30, 2016
With Socialism Failing To Provide, Venezuelans Resort To Looting In Order To Survive https://t.co/2Ejd6yoeek— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 1, 2016
FBI and NSA requests never denied by secret court... https://t.co/6sXci9LwNu— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 1, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Eye opening and informative. Great article!— Curmudgeon1970 (@Curmudgeon1970) April 29, 2016
Donald Trump Reveals The Struggles That Kept His Faith In Jesus Strong https://t.co/iruxp0fpo9
...Despite the media’s attempt to tarnish his reputation and make his life a living hell, Trump rose above the hate and divorced amicably from Ivana in 1991 – where she walked away with a reported $25 million. Trump even poked fun at the scandal when he and Ivana starred in a Pizza Hut commercial together in 1995.
In the 1988 interview, Oprah asks Trump if he would ever consider running for president. The real estate mogul made it clear that although he disagrees with the direction America was headed, presidency wasn’t a priority. However, if Trump noticed the country was trapped in such a dark, deep hole — he felt it was his calling to run for president and lead the country in a positive direction. It appears that time is now.
“I probably wouldn’t [run for president],” Trump told Oprah. “But I do get tired of seeing what’s happening with this country and if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.”
Politics of anger, fights, division... https://t.co/yAoqDWjAzh— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 30, 2016