Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics

New data show Trump could boost Clinton

Governor declares state of emergency because of wildfires across California

So when will the public get to see those new @HillaryClinton emails? Not until 2024

Senator Mike Lee has just introduced a bill to defund President Obama’s Power Grab

Senator Mike Lee has just introduced a bill to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation

"Every American should be free to choose where to live, and every community should be free to zone its neighborhoods and compete for new residents according to its distinct values. The diversity of America’s neighborhoods – from dense cities to wide-open rural communities to suburbs in between – is a treasure that we need to preserve. We don’t need a National Zoning Board. Washington should let Americans "govern local."

...Yet it would be foolish for local governments to rely on congressional efforts to defund AFFH. For now, localities wishing to avoid a de facto federal takeover need to consider turning down HUD grant money. Sen. Lee’s press release on his AFFH defunding bill rightly notes problems in HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). But there’s no time to wait for reform. Localities need to consider turning down HUD money right now.

A new website,, provides a way for you to find out what your locality already accepts in the way of CDBG money. The site features news about opposition to AFFH and helpful videos as well. While CDBG is the largest HUD grant program by far, it’s important to keep in mind that there are several other smaller HUD grant programs, and taking even a dollar from any one of them leaves a locality vulnerable to de facto federal takeover.

Turning down HUD money is the smart play right now. If AFFH stands, however, it will not do as a long-term solution. The citizens of every locality in the country are taxed to fund HUD. Turning down the grants picks their pockets. If AFFH stands, efforts to cut funding for CDBG will have to begin. For now, however, the safest play is to turn down HUD money and press Congress to pass the Gosar and Lee bills defunding or canceling AFFH.

China has infiltrated more than 600 companies and government agencies with cyberattacks within the past several years, according to a secret National Security Agency (NSA) map.

"One of the most toxic environments is at the EPA"

Friday, July 31, 2015

Undercover investigator David Daleiden tells CNN the reason StemExpress is trying to suppress the video he took of its CEO on May 22 is because the company doesn’t want anyone to know it bought whole intact dead babies from Planned Parenthood.

See the video yourself here — jump to 3:31 to hear Daleiden describe the smoking gun. [Warning: in addition to the sickening revelation about fully intact unborn babies, you’ll have to hold your stomach to get past the this CNN anchor’s persistent defense of Planned Parenthood. Like our White House, she seems to be parroting talking points from Planned Parenthood itself. But of course.]

5 Reasons Congress Must Reject Obama’s Iran Deal

The GOP is becoming the party of ideas again

Right now, the Democratic Party is selling pretty much the same ideas it was selling in the 1960s. Higher minimum wage! More environmental regulation! Higher taxes on the rich! More entitlements! It likes to tell itself that America's changing demographics are setting the stage for a more ambitious agenda. But it's really the same story all over again — the party is becoming overconfident and is about due for a rude awakening.

Senate Will Vote Monday on Bill to Totally De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Trick question: What's the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? None, apparently

Doctors are quietly opting out of medicine

How Cruz, Fiorina, and even Trump are Saving the Republican Brand

Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are doing what's been unseen since Ronald Reagan--speaking above the political and media elite and connecting directly to the people.... - Townhall

...In 2012 Mitt Romney allowed President Obama and his cohorts in the media to define him. We know how that turned out! Conservatism without the ability to communicate it effectively is a lost cause. A good debater understands that your opponents questions or remarks should serve as a springboard for your own message. Politicians don't win on defense....

Planned Parenthood spent 12 Million Dollars--or about 35,000 2nd trimester aborted babies--to Re-Elect ObamA


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great lineup for #yafcon tomorrow!

What time does the Full Blue Moon reach totality tomorrow?

Buck Moon: July's Full Moon Phases

For July of 2015, there are actually TWO full Moons. Many folks use the term, "Blue Moon" for the second full Moon of the same calendar month. Full Moon: July 31, 6:43 A.M. (EI)

"I thought that they were supposed to be able to get all those things based on Obamacare. Why do we need Planned Parenthood?"

New poll: Trump in 1st, Bush in 3rd place

ISIS has plans

Planned Parenthood backtracks hack story

...Later Thursday, the original message was taken down and replaced with a note that made no mention of the hack at all. "Our normal site is currently undergoing maintenance," it said. "Below you will find information to help you find a Planned Parenthood health center, book an appointment, and get involved with Planned Parenthood." Instead of redirecting users to another page on the site, the button now provides a phone number for donations.

As of Thursday afternoon, Planned Parenthood had not removed its Facebook post on the hack which says that "today, anti-abortion extremist hackers brought down"

The alleged hack comes in the wake of several undercover videos that reveal high-level Planned Parenthood executives trafficking fetal organs and just days after Planned Parenthood hired crisis PR firm SKDKnickerbocker.

Rand Paul responds to questions

Obama and Kerry Should Stop Lying About Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

Peter Hannaford and Robert Zapesochny on reviving ‘#peace through strength’

Pelosi calls Obama's Iran deal 'a diplomatic masterpiece'

Hillary throws Planned Parenthood under the bus

#PlannedParenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen

But what the media didn’t report, is the room for her speech was devoid of actual supporters, or the public, or, well, people.

It was a campaign policy speech given to a room filled with nothing but bicycles.


“That’s Creepy Weird” – Hillary Clinton Gives Climate Policy Speech In Empty Room With No Audience… - Conservative Treehouse

Censorship from black robed social justice warriors. Reason they did this? 9 more videos, even more damning to come…

A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.

The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.

The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release.

In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.”

Florida Becomes 11th State to Investigate Planned Parenthood for Selling Aborted Babies

"...In the second video, we find out explicitly from Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter that abortions performed with feticides aren’t viable for fetal-tissue donation. If digoxin is used, it renders the fetal stem cells unusable. (See the footage and the transcript.) Knowing this, Nucatola’s graphic explanation of how to “crush” unborn babies to maximize organ retrieval requires a clarifier. These babies are being strategically maneuvered, crushed, and dismembered under ultrasound guidance—while still alive...."

Secret Service Agents Claim Clinton Marriage 'Total Fake'

'Tape Your Webcam'

Greenspan says social welfare 'extremely dangerous.' Agreed. Let's begin by slashing corporate welfare first.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Ben Carson rubs elbows with House conservatives in D.C.

Carly's speech at The Reagan Library

MARTIN PERETZ: The Democrat Party is on the Edge of the Abyss

Two of the most powerful members of the Democratic Party, former and current senators from New York, now hold the fate of the putative deal with Iran in their hands. Because they alone can overturn it, this means that presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and presumptive Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer carry a heavy burden that will deeply affect their personal reputations and, most probably, the trustworthiness of the Democrats in foreign policy for at least a generation....

...U.S. sanctions do matter, and their continuation (in the absence of reasonable satisfaction of congressional conditions) will affect Iranian calculations. Moreover, the uncertainty created in the Iranian leadership will restore some leverage to the next American president. If Schumer and Clinton instead passively capitulate to the flawed approach of the administration, they will bear their full share of responsibility for the substance of the deal and the consequences for their party.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Carly the Communicator

Obama Might Not Follow Law if Congress Blocks Iran Deal

Part of the Pentagon's email network was just taken offline

“Due to the overwhelming interest in the FOX News Facebook Debate Event Night on August 6th and in a concerted effort to include and accommodate the now 16 Republican candidate field — the largest in modern political history — FOX News is expanding participation in the 5 PM/ET debate to all declared candidates whose names are consistently being offered to respondents in major national polls, as recognized by Fox News,” said Clemente in a statement.

The 9 p.m. debate will include the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls, as determined by Fox News. The 5 p.m. forum will now include all the rest.


Republican Presidential debates for 2016 election start next month.
August 6, 2015 - Location – Cleveland, OH - Time 9pm ET
September 16, 2015 - Location – Reagan Library, CA - Time
October, * 2015 – Location – Colorado – Time – *TBD
November * 2015 – Location – Wisconsin – Time – *TBD
December * 2015 – Location - Las Vegas, Nevada – Time – *TBD
January * 2016 – Location - Iowa
February 6, 2016 – Location - St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire – Time – *TBD
February 13, 2016 – Location - South Carolina – Time – *TBD
February 26 – Location - Texas – Time – *TBD
March * 2016 – Location – – *TBD
March 10, 2016 – Location – Florida – Time – *TBD

*Debate sponsor have not yet named all of specific dates

Rudy Giuliani: The reality is Donald Trump is getting even better as a candidate & yes he's good for the GOP

Senate Republicans champion a renewed push to repeal Obamacare with 51 votes

In a new video...former clinical worker at StemExpress described her job of identifying pregnant women “who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest fetal body parts after their abortions.”



ISIS Leader Had Woman Beheaded As “Wedding Gift” For Female Sharia Enforcer

Monday, July 27, 2015


Tippecanoe and Donald Trump too, you might say. - Peter Hannaford/American Spectator 6/23/15

In announcing his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump used his patented carnival barker’s routine. After that he took off for New Hampshire to actually campaign.

At his first stop he drew a good-sized crowed. After his pitch, reporters asked some of those attending what they thought of Trump as a candidate. One man told an interviewer, “He says it like it is. I like the fact he started at the bottom and built his success himself.”

The legendary rags-to-riches story? Not exactly. Donald Trump was the son of Fred Trump, a well-established and wealthy real estate developer in New York City. His company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, specialized in middle-class rental housing in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Unglamorous, but it filled a need.

After some earlier school difficulties, young Donald was sent to the New York Military Academy to shape up, which he did. There, he earned academic honors and played on the football, soccer, and baseball teams. He then spent two years at Fordham University followed by two, and a degree, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, which at the time was one of the few universities with a real estate degree program.

Donald started at the bottom (if you consider an assignment from his father “the bottom”) before he graduated from Penn. Father Fred, sensing that Donald had a real knack for the business, asked him to come up with a plan to turn around a foreclosed apartment complex in Cincinnati. He did, and the company sold the project for a solid profit a few years later.

“The Donald” was off and running. In 1971, his father turned over control of the company to Donald who renamed it The Trump Organization. From this point on he embarked on a long series of projects, nearly all of them successful. He built numerous apartment and office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, “reality” television shows and he owns the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Back to that fan in New Hampshire who admires Trump for pulling himself up by his bootstraps—so the speak. Therein may lie the formula for campaign success. Trump, who brags endlessly about everything else, could begin bragging about his humble beginnings (part-time job to put himself through college) and his determination (real) to succeed.

There is a political precedent for this sort of borrowed personal history. In the first half of the 19th century it was popular among politicians to have log cabin roots. That is, they were born in one or at least their parents were. It was true of Lincoln, but not of some others. Take one of the most successful users, William Henry Harrison, the 9th president, elected in 1840. He was governor of the large Indiana Territory (now several states) after winning the Battle of Tippecanoe over area tribes.

After the Whigs nominated him a Baltimore newspaper controlled by Democrats disparaged him, writing that he should be given “a barrel of hard cider and pension of two thousand a year and… he will sit the remainder of his days in a log cabin…” This gave him the humble-beginnings touch he needed. In fact, he was born at Berkeley Plantation, a large spread on the James River in Virginia. It had been in his family since 1726 and his grandfather was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Harrison’s supporters buried that “elitist” background. All campaign signs and badges emblazoned with a log cabin. Every headquarters was called a “log cabin,” with the latch string out and a hard cider on tap.

The Democrats’ candidate, Martin Van Buren, of Kinderhook, New York, was always impeccably tailored and was thus depicted as a dandy against plain, old Log Cabin Harrison, who won.

So there it is, a winning strategy for The Donald.

Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”


Take it from an experienced traveler: it doesn’t have to be this way. - Peter Hannaford/American Spectator 6/27/2015

While avoiding the hefty double-digit premium hikes that have been proposed in a number of other states counts as a victory, many customers may not celebrate when they find out what's happened to their deductibles

Covered California, the state's ObamaCare exchange, trumpeted the news on Monday that average premiums are set to rise a mild 4% in 2016.

While avoiding the hefty double-digit premium hikes that have been proposed in a number of other states counts as a victory, many customers may not celebrate when they find out what's happened to their deductibles.

That particularly applies to people seeking the lowest-cost bronze-level coverage. In 2016, those plans will carry a medical deductible of $6,000 and a separate drug deductible of $500. In 2015, bronze plans in California had a $5,000 deductible covering both medical services and prescription drugs. (After the deductible is met, bronze coverage will cap prescription costs at $500 per month in 2016, which has been viewed as excessive by advocacy groups.)

The combined 2016 deductible of $6,500, then, will be 30% higher than in 2015, though some other changes to the standardized plan might take some of the sting out of the increase....

POLLS: Carly Fiorina Moves into Top 10...

Republican Presidential debates for 2016 election start next month.
August 6, 2015 - Location – Cleveland, OH - Time 9pm ET
September 16, 2015 - Location – Reagan Library, CA - Time
October, * 2015 – Location – Colorado – Time – *TBD
November * 2015 – Location – Wisconsin – Time – *TBD
December * 2015 – Location - Las Vegas, Nevada – Time – *TBD
January * 2016 – Location - Iowa
February 6, 2016 – Location - St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire – Time – *TBD
February 13, 2016 – Location - South Carolina – Time – *TBD
February 26 – Location - Texas – Time – *TBD
March * 2016 – Location – – *TBD
March 10, 2016 – Location – Florida – Time – *TBD

*Debate sponsor have not yet named all of specific dates

Iran to Get More Cash than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948


Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled "A Scandal A Day."

The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president.

Calling Hillary Clinton "without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen," Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio," broadcast on New York's AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online....

Willey said that while she was writing her 2007 book, "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton," she was anonymously contacted by other women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton.

She told Klein the women who called her "were afraid to talk to me because they were afraid my phone was being tapped. They didn’t give me their names. They gave me incidences, time, places, where things happened and what happened."

She continued: "And frankly I was pretty horrified by some of the things they told me. And they were scared to death of Hillary Clinton. And I don’t blame them."

Get the whole story on how sexual harassment at the hands of Bill Clinton turned into bullying at the hands of the Clinton administration in Willey's book "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton."

“She is the one that everybody should be scared of. All of these women. Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the most corrupt human being, the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen, man or woman."...

No harsh words for the people who tweeted this or lead chants of “death to America,” Mr. President?

GOP candidates should be asking why the voters like Trump so much instead of spending their time slamming him.

Levin: “It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign”

I'm not just "ticked off about the Iran deal." When I'm President, I'll reverse it.

What Is She Hiding?

Her slippery defense of the email scandal requires a Clinton-ologist. I volunteer....

..."This is all about my desire to have transparency and to make the information public." If your eyes aren't rolling, you're not paying attention.

Clinton has put herself in a box. She can either hand the server over to an independent third party, who would protect her private email and our government's working email. Or she can stonewall.

The latter course gives every voter the right – and every self-respecting journalist the responsibility – to ask, "What were you hiding, Hillary?"

What are you hiding?

DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

Claim: China hack 'biggest' in U.S. history, worse than Snowden, Manning

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How Russia threatens Internet freedom

Claiming to ‘protect’ privacy, it grants ‘security’ access to customer data - Peter Hannaford/Washington Times 7/9/15

Beginning in September a new Russian law — the Personal Data Law — will require international Internet firms with Russian customers to process and store data about them on Russian servers.

Ostensibly, this is intended to protect Russian citizens’ privacy. In fact, its purpose is to gain government access to that privacy and to cramp the competition of international Internet companies.

By forcing the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft to store personal communications and data of their Russian customers inside Russia, the country’s security services will have immediate access to that information.

Paranoia apparently played a role in the legislation. Russian leader Vladimir Putin said in an April television talk program, “The Internet began when [it] appeared as a special CIA project and is still being developed that way.” Mr. Putin has also referred to it as a CIA “front” and that nothing coming from the Americans can be trusted.

Originally, the law was to take effect in January; however, Internet-freedom advocates raised such a rumpus that the date was pushed out to Sept. 1.

The law will harm Russia’s estimated 76 million Internet users. For example, it will disrupt travel planning of those who rely on online services such as international airline ticketing, hotel bookings and payment — even visa services.

The law will also hurt the already-weakened Russian economy, according to a new report by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). It estimates the law will cut $5.7 billion off the country’s gross domestic product.

ECIPE’s report states, “Investments in the Russian economy would drop by 1.4 percent, with considerable effects on employment . It is unlikely that losses of such scale could be compensated and offset by a few jobs created in [Russian] data processing.”

If the non-Russian companies now providing these services were to comply with the law and move their Russian data to in-country servers, the cost would have to be passed on to their customers. And there may not be enough time between now and September for these countries to rent Russian servers, let alone build new ones.

Several Western Internet companies have already decided to leave what had been a growing market. Microsoft began the move with the announcement it would move its Skype development office from Moscow to Prague. Adobe has ceased its Russian operations.

The popular music-streaming service Spotify, based in Sweden, has canceled plans to launch a Russian service. The Russian business daily RBK cites as the reasons the new Personal Data Law, along with Russia’s declining economy and ruble.

Google, while insisting it is still committed to its Russian users, has announced it is closing its engineering office in Moscow. The new law was not mentioned in its announcement, but must have figured strongly in this decision.

All these companies have had to weigh the cost of converting to this new mandate in relation to present and potential revenue. There is the cost of segregating Russian data from the rest; the cost of renting a new batch of servers; and the time- and labor-consuming cost of software reprogramming.

The office of the United States Trade Representative says of the Russian Personal Data Law that it would “affect a broad range of cross-border services.”

This law can be seen as an extension of the Kremlin’s strategy to clamp down on free speech. Ever since the arrival of Edward Snowden in Moscow, after his theft and publication of classified U.S. government data, the Russian government has been steadily restricting media freedom. It has banned foreign interests from obtaining majority ownership of any mass medium and is developing new laws to extend restrictions on “promoting extremism” to extend to bloggers as well as news websites and publications.


Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”


On “Fox News Sunday,” former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had a heated debate with the EMILY’s List Vice President Jess McIntosh about the recent undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the price of fetal tissue.

...Fiorina continued, “Once again, I’m pro-life as you know but there are plenty of pro-choice women who are horrified by this as they should be. And by the way, after hours honestly. The fact that these officials can sit here swilling their wine, eating their salad, laughing over getting a Lamborghini and talk about specimens of fetal tissue, I find horrifying and the majority of Americans do as well.”

When McIntosh accused Fiorina of playing politics she said, “For heaven’s sake, the left side of the aisle politicians are involved all the time. EMILY’s list is involved in politics every single day and consistently EMILY’s list lobbies for pro-abortion candidates. There’s no justification anymore for federal funding of Planned Parenthood.”

The Woman Who Would Be Queen

link - KenoshaMarge/NoQuarter

...The problem with “trusting” Obama to keep his promises to you is that he won’t. And I suspect he hasn’t. A corrupt liar like Hillary should have known better. Chances are she was so sure she was smarter that she didn’t really “trust” Obama so much as think she could keep him in line. Bill’s popularity is an ever present tool she can use.

Unfortunately for Hillary the media doesn’t worship her like they did and do Obama. So they will not cover up her corruption like they did and do his. In fact in spite of all the folks that tell us what a sweet pea she is up close and personal there seems to be a lot of people in politics that simply cannot stand her....

MSNBC Guest Compares Getting an Abortion to Donating Blood; ‘There Are Costs Associated With Donation’