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Saturday, 16 June

22:32

White Genocide Looming in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Move over self loathing white socialist professors Noel Ignatiev and James Livingston. Theres another Genocidal Marxist in town.      See also Art School Professor Tells White Males to Commit Suicide and Dr. Eowyns article: Rutgers U. professor James Livingston calls white people Continue reading

22:10

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is sick of being humble about being rich and beautiful "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is it any wonder why more and more Americans dont go to movies any more? In an interview with the UK Mirror, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says shes sick of being humble about her beauty, her husband Michael Douglas, and her Continue reading

22:08

Representative Jim Jordan Discusses IG Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) appears on Fox News to discuss the IG report and the upcoming appearance of Michael Horowitz to the Judiciary and Oversight committee coming this Tuesday June 19th. On Monday June 18th both Horowitz and FBI Director Continue reading

22:03

Dual Cease-Fires Met With Hugs Between Taliban And Afghan Soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Americans stuck in the middle. Via Stars and Stripes: The first day of the Eid holiday in eastern Afghanistan brought a strange sight presumed Taliban fighters walking up to Afghan soldiers at checkpoints and taking selfies with them. Dozens of armed men believed to be Taliban walked freely through the bazaar in the capital []

22:00

How Long Will Manafort Languish In His Prison Cell Before Flipping? Guiliani Tells Him To Hang Tight-- The Cavalry Is On The Way "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


One of my neighbors asked me yesterday if Manafort will be allowed to keep dyeing his hair while he's in prison. I don't think so; isn't hair dye poisonous? He could poison himself or another inmate. I was once in an Afghan prison but my business partner, a relative of the king, got me out before I could settle into a routine or observe such about how the inmates groomed themselves. Besides, it was basically just a hole in the earth with no running water. In America I've been in jails, not prisons and I don't even remember anyone taking my belt away. My mom came and bailed me out in a few hours. And I never dyed my hair anyone.

A better question would have been how long will Trump let him stay in prison before bailing him out-- well not "bailing," "pardoning."  If there's one thing Trump doesn't want, it would be Manafort cooperating with Mueller. Yesterday the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, revoked his bail and said he'll be waiting for the trial to begin in a prison cell.
"The harm in this case is harm to the administration of justice and harm to the integrity of the court's system," Berman Jackson told Manafort in court.

The judge emphasized to Manafort how she could not make enough rulings to keep him from speaking improperly with witnesses, after he had used multiple text messaging apps and called a potential witness on an Italian cell phone.

"This is not middle school. I can't take his cell phone," she said of Manafort. "I thought about this long and hard, Mr. Manafort. I have no appetite for this."

...Three U.S. marshals led Manafort out of the courtroom into the prisoner holding area immediately a...

21:00

Am I In The Bad Part Of Town? Tourists Shocked By What They See On San Francisco Streets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Welcome to a liberal utopia. Via SF Gate: Its something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand. But when []

20:50

Crooked Comeys Latest Tweet Has People Saying Hes Running in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fired FBI Director James Comey fired off a tweet Saturday that had people saying, hes running in 2020.

Crooked cop Comey was skewered by the Inspector Generals report which was released on Thursday.

The FBI was a total disaster of corruption and leaks under Comeys Directorship.

FBI agents under Comeys watch were given improper gifts by reporters in exchange for leaks.

James Comey even used a GMail account to conduct official FBI business even though he lectured his agents they would be in huge trouble for doing the same thing.

In a grotesque display of unabated hubris, Comey continues to tweet out jokes and photos of himself.

Comey posted a picture of himself standing in a field in Iowa with a caption that read, So good to see growth in Iowa and across the country.

The Iowa reference had people saying, Comeys running in 2020.

Presidential hopefuls visit Iowa because its the first state ballots are cast.

Of course some of Comeys sycophants cheered him on.

20:36

Sick! 71% Of Liberals Dont Want Peace With North Korea Because Trump Would Gain Popularity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michelle Wolf, a comedian who is best known for receiving bipartisan condemnation after her lambasting of Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House Correspondents Dinner, conducted a snap survey of her viewers on the issue of North Korea.

In the live TV poll taken during Wolfes Netflix show, 71% of her mostly liberal audience said that they would rather not have peace with North Korea, because it would contribute to increased political popularity for President Trump.

President Trumps 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Pascale tweeted about the poll, saying Here is the medias and lefts position in a nutshell. It isnt about America.

The North Korea Peace Process, more than any other issue, shines light on the worst sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The post Sick! 71% Of Liberals Dont Want Peace With North Korea Because Trump Would Gain Popularity appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:30

Trump is Losing It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It's pretty desperate for the president at this point, which is clear from the fact that his lawyer is seriously considering becoming a cooperating witness against him and his former campaign chairman just spend the first night of, probably, the rest of his life in prison. But, it's okay because he's referencing the wrong IG report to exonerate himself from any wrongdoing. It's one of the silliest things I've ever seen. A report that looks at the FBI and DOJ's performance in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails and has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump is supposed to somehow clear Donald Trump because it doesn't say he did anything wrong.

And, as embattled as he is, his solution is to salute North Korean generals and make more apologies for Vladimir Putin. He wants to have Kim visit him in the White House and have a meeting with Putin, he wants to end joint military exercises with South Korea and is telling our European partners that Crimea belongs to Russia and Russia should be readmitted to the G7. He's telling anyone who will listen that Kim has a winning personality and runs his country like a champion.

He's fucking crazy, folks. This is not going to end well.

Discuss

Are Manafort and Cohen Primed to Flip? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Paul Manafort is in court right now and the president feels badly about it. The former Trump campaign chairman has already pleaded not-guilty to new charges of witness tampering, and his lawyers are pleading with the judge not to jail him.

Update [2018-6-15 12:59:56 by BooMan]: They were ultimately not successful.

During the hearing, Judge Amy Berman Jackson pressed a prosecutor on Muellers team on the question of whether Manafort currently represents a danger to the public.

The prosecutor said that Manafort is a threat because of the likelihood that he will commit new crimes.

However, Manaforts lawyer scoffed at the idea that he was trying to tamper [with] witness[es].

Berman has yet to rule on the request to revoke Manaforts bail, which would lead to him being jailed before his trials, or to modify the terms of his release.

Per usual, Trump simply cannot be honest about any of this:

President Donald Trump, while speaking to reporters outside the White House on Friday morning, was asked about Manafort.

Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign, Trump said. I feel a little badly about it.

You know, Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time. He worked for Ronald Reagan. He worked for Bob Dole. He worked for many other he worked for me, what, 49 days or something. Very short period of time.

In fact, Manafort served 144 days as Trumps presidential campaign chairman. He was hired in late March 2016, and resigned on Aug. 19 of that year.

Its hard to tell a bigger lie than to claim that your campaign chairman had nothing to do with your campaign. But thats par for the course with this man.

His potentially bigger problem has been reported by Shimon Prokupecz of CNN.

Could be an exciting weekend....

Why Nothing Sticks to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Leave it to David Fahrentold, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his outstanding coverage of Donald Trumps charitable foundation and other charity-related activities, to beautifully and succinctly describe what happened today.

New Yorks attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging persistently illegal conduct at the presidents personal charity and saying that Trump had repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization to pay off his businesses creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at 2016 campaign events.

In the suit, Attorney General Barbara Underwood asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation. She asked that its remaining $1 million in assets be distributed to other charities and that Trump be forced to pay at least $2.8 million in restitution and penalties.

Underwood also asked that Trump be banned from leading any other New York nonprofit organization for 10 years seeking to apply a penalty usually reserved for the operators of small-time charity frauds to the president of the United States.

If you dont regularly read the Washington Post or watch cable news, particularly MSNBC, this suit by the New York attorney general might come as a surprise. But Fahrentold exposed Trump on this front with indefatigable tenacity, and each of his bombshell reports were duly covered on television. The problem was mainly that these were one-and-done stories which were immediately dropped down the memory hole when the next Trump outrage took precedence.

Ive seen a lot of people comparing how little coverage the Trump Foundation received in comparison to the Clinton Foundation, and its true that there really is no comparison. But thats largely a function of two things. One is that, although Trump received much more coverage overall than Clinton, it was dispersed over an ever-changing set of scandals, exposs, outrages, and norm breaking. And the second is that, largely driven by Trumps message discipline, the negative coverage of Clinton stayed in a few well-traveled lanes. By far, the busiest lane was discussion of Clintons private email server, but speculation about improprieties...

The Throw the Bums Out Voting Bloc "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I think we all know the personality type that is cynical about politics regardless of the circumstances. We all know some people who have a consistent throw the bums out attitude. You can measure the broad electorates shifting attitudes toward the president or Congress, but some people are perpetually disgruntled by nature.

I dont know if you can really call them swing voters, although their votes reliably swing back and forth depending on which party needs to be thrown out. A true swing voter should be persuadable, and these folks are the furthest thing from persuadable. They cant be convinced that anyone can be trusted or is worth a good goddamn. They generally dont have time for political promises (except, perhaps, the most utopian), so their ideological commitment is minimal and easily overcome by a general dislike of any politician or party that actually wields any power.

These are the folks that like term limits because it saves them the trouble of worrying about whether theyll succeed in throwing the bums out. I find these people boring and naive. Theyre the very definition of downers, made all the more annoying by their pretense of sophistication and their contempt for anyone who has an ounce of hope or idealism.

They probably make up close to a seventh of the voting public. When you add in the folks who have concluded that present circumstances justify putting a pox on both major parties, the number comes in at about eighteen percent, and they can make or break the winners of the upcoming midterm elections. Unfortunately for the Republicans, its their turn to taste these voters wrath:

In our review of the 2016 election, one of the clues we missed on Donald Trump was his overperformance among voters who disliked BOTH Trump and Hillary Clinton. These voters made up 18 percent of voters in our merged NBC/WSJ polls of 2016, and they disproportionately broke for Trump and Republicans on the generic ballot.

Well, learning from that 2016 lesson, here is the merged congressional preference among voters with a negative view of BOTH parties:

2010 merged NBC/WSJ: 49 percent GOP, 23 percent DEM (R+26)
2014 merged NBC/WSJ: 51 percent GOP, 24 percent DEM (R+27)
2018 merged NBC/WSJ (so far): 50 percent DEM, 36 percent GOP (D+14)

Its really pretty easy to predict this. All other things being equal, if both parties are worthless then the party to punish is the one with the power. If power is divided, then the party that holds the White House gets blasted, although the effect in that circumstance might be less intense....

There Are No Perfect Political Alliances "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Having grown up in an Ivy League town, gone to college in the midwest, and spent most of the rest of my life living in the metropolises of Los Angeles and Philadelphia or the Philly suburbs, Ive had an opportunity to watch how liberal whites think about and talk about people of color in a lot of different settings.  Without any question, urban white liberals are the only ones who dont consistently fall short of the ideal for racial tolerance and enlightenment. And there is a simple reason for this. Theyre the only group that comes close to being truly integrated with people of other races, religions and ethnic backgrounds.  Urban whites will still make reference to dangerous neighborhoods in racially-tinged derogatory ways, but the dirty little secret is that urban blacks do this too.  When these distinctions are made, theyre discerning and accurate as to this actual risk.

Shopping for a car in the suburbs, the salesman will reference Philadelphia when describing the security features, rather than any particular part of the city. Parents will refer to their discomfort with visiting the city in general terms, with the unstated and understood premise that there are a lot of minorities and crime there.  Philadelphia is shorthand for black and dangerous, even though among liberals theres usually no intended racial animus to the reference.

These things only get more pronounced the further you get from a major city or diverse suburb. In western Michigan, the fear is more palpable and casually racist remarks are more common and better tolerated.  A park that suddenly has Mexicans and Central Americans picnicking and playing pick-up soccer will become a subject of open complaint.

My experiences neatly line up with the research of Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos.  whose recent book  The Space Between Us, is highlighted today in Thomas Edsalls New York Times opinion piece.  The research shows that white liberal tolerance for racial integration diminishes very quickly when faced with actual integration. Tolerance is highest where integration is already high or where it hardly exists at all.

The relationship between the proportion of an out-group in an area and group-based bias is curvilinear: it becomes greater as the out-group proportion increases until reaching a tipping point and then start...

20:10

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Lashes Out at POTUS Trump Americans Deserve a President Who is Honest and Ethical "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll, John Brennan lashed out at President Trump on Saturday.

Americans deserve a President who is honest, ethical, selfless, and substantive, Brennan tweeted to President Trump.

President Trump stuck up for his supporters in a tweet on Saturday morning after the IG report revealed top FBI brass disparaged Trump supporters as retarded, pathetic, uneducated pieces of sh*t.

The President praised his loyal, hardworking, smart base Saturday morning.

Trump tweeted: My supporters are the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen in our countries history. It is a beautiful thing to watch as we win elections and gather support from all over the country. As we get stronger, so does our country. Best numbers ever!

John Brennan lashed out at the President, accusing Trump of not having a scintilla of decency left in him.

And Brennan expects us to believe he and his fellow Trump-haters in the Intel community didnt target Trump with their resources.

Brennan tweeted: All Americansnot just your supportersdeserve a President who is honest, ethical, selfless, & substantive. Our country faces daunting domestic & international challenges. If there is a scintilla of decency left in you, you would focus on your responsibilities, not on yourself.

20:02

Police: Man Shoots 3 Attempted Robbers Outside Georgia Shopping Center "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A good guy with a gun Via AJC: Three men accused of trying to rob a couple Friday afternoon as they walked to their car outside a DeKalb County Kroger were shot in the shopping centers parking lot, police said. The couple were inside the store at the Wesley Chapel Square shopping center when they []

19:40

DHS Denies Ripped Breastfeeding Baby From Mother, We Dont Separate Babies From Adults "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are trying to do anything they can to spin this up and take off attention from the IG report. And facts dont matter to them. Via Daily Caller: Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she []

19:35

Abby Martin: The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down Venezuela + Mike Prysner Debunks John Olivers Venezuela Episode "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin Redacted Tonight on June 14, 2018 Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin journalist and host of The Empire Files, who exposes the profit-driven bias of corporate media reporting on Venezuela. *** Leftist Debunks John Olivers Venezuela Episode Empire Files on Jun 7, 2018 The week of Venezuelas presidential election, John []

19:30

Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Did nobody bother to Google the city they were about to visit? Before you make a trip to San Francisco, see the following: Public defecation, urination & drug use: San Francisco drug users shooting up in BART station Infectious disease expert Continue reading

19:23

The Year Duwayne Gregory Can End Peter King's Long, Tired Political Career "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Alexa Sheryll is Duwayne Gregory's campaign manager. Their primary is a week from Tuesday, June 26. Alexa explained this week that she's heard that "a lot of people dont know exactly where the money they give to campaigns goes. "As DuWaynes campaign manager," she said, "I can tell you exactly where your donation goes... With our campaign, money isnt going to some shadowy super PAC fund. Its going directly to our efforts to bring real leadership to NY-02." She pointed to three priorities they need to fund between now and the 26th:
Supporting our field team (even volunteers have to eat!)
Helping DuWayne connect with as many voters as possible
GOTV (get out the vote) efforts
Goal ThermometerDuwayne has already been endorsed by the Working Families, Womens Equality and Independence parties and will challenge Peter King on those lines. His primary opponent is a woman and many Long Islanders wondered why Duwayne was endorsed by the Women's Equality Party. They based it on his work on behalf of women's equality, not on gender ID. Recently Duwayne wrote that "Trump campaigned on a platform that was anti-women-- and hes followed through."
It started with repealing the Affordable Care Acts birth control access mandate.

Now he has instituted a domestic gag rule that will withhold federal grants from organizations like Planned Parenthood simply because they perform abortions.

Planned Parenthood and similar organizations are the main source of healthcare for so many women ac...

19:20

Arrest Those Two And Grab The Kid "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Early yesterday on his way to Fox and Friends, the fake president was delighted to be surrounded by reporters throwing questions at him. He revels in lying to the media. "Thats a Democrat bill," he lied. "Thats the law, and thats what the Democrats gave us," he spouted, perpetuating his own baseless bullshit that the law is forcing his regime to incarcerate children at the border to be separated from their parents.

Not knowing anything about the Bible, Trump left it for Sessions and Huckabee's daughter to make up the biblical justification for the Trumpist policy. I can't wait to see how Kate McKinnon handles this on Saturday Night Live: "Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order... Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who says she went to an Evangelical University, has been making the same case, saying it is "very biblical to endorse the law... That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible."

James Hohmann went on and on about this in yesterday's Washington Post: Trump is losing the debate over splitting up immigrant families. Thursday was "a tipping p...

19:00

ICE Arrests 16 In Montana After U.S. Attorney General Announces New Zero Tolerance Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hiding in plain sight. Via Helena IR: Agents with Immigration Customs Enforcement have arrested at least 16 people in western and central Montana in the last month and charged nine, primarily from Mexico, with crimes related to being in the country illegally. All of the arrests occurred after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement in []

18:39

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Shuts Down Hoover Dam in Armored Vehicle Demanding Release of Full IG Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Exclusive video from Laura Loomer.

On Friday, June 15, 2018, Matthew Wright barricaded himself inside an armored truck on the Hoover Dam.

Matthew Wright demanded the full release of the OIG Report. He held signs in his window for Mr. President Trump.

He added, We the people demand full disclosure.

Wright is now in custody after he barricaded himself in a makeshift armored truck on the Hoover Dam.

Mr. Wright stopped on the highway near the Mike OCallaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge around noon on Friday, prompting authorities to stop traffic and evacuate the area.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the man has been identified as Matthew P. Wright, 30.

The Hoover Dam is a popular tourist destination, as it is where the Nevada and Arizona state lines meet. Tourists who were visiting the dam on Friday took to social media to talk about how they were being evacuated from the area as a result of Wright stopping an armored vehicle on the bridge.

Follow Laura Loomer on Twitter.

The post EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Shuts Down Hoover Dam in Armored Vehicle Demanding Release of Full IG Report appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:30

Theory of Evolution Debunked "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chuck Missler dismantles the sacred cow of Evolution Its time we challenge the pseudo-scientific religion of Darwin The lies of whats falsely called Science have been the devils chief vector of attack on our culture for more than a century. Continue reading

18:30

CNN, MSNBC Bury the Bombshell that FBI Got Freebies From Reporters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Of course, they dont want people to know of that relationship. And that they may bebe bribing them for leaks. And thats one of the reports thats still to come. Via Daily Caller: CNN and MSNBC buried the inspector general reports revelation that a number of FBI agents were receiving unauthorized free handouts, such as []

18:20

Agent Orange "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Somebody isn't interested in forgiving or forgetting.

18:00

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Tells Young Conservative Women: Never Bend A Knee To The Left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stay the course. Via Dallas News: Conservative commentator Dana Loesch asked a crowd of more than 1,000 young women Thursday night if theyve ever faced insults over their conservative beliefs. Nearly every hand shot straight into the air. Wow. This just hurts me in my heart to see, she said to the crowd of teens []

17:30

Report: Obama Presidential Center To Cost Taxpayers Nearly $200 Million "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We not only have to deal with all the mess he left but now we have to pay for an official reminder of it. Via Fox News: Public works projects around the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago could cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million, The Washington Examiner reported Saturday. Illinois approved a $224 million legislature []

17:04

Immigration and the World Cup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One nice thing about World Cup soccer is that it's the one time millions of people in Western Europe are happy about immigration. Consider the line-up of the French national team, which includes:
Kylian Mbapp, Paul Pogba, NGolo Kant, Blaise Matuidi, Benjamin Mendy, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Steven N'Zonzi, Ousmane Dembele, and Nabil Fekir.
These men mostly hail from the concrete banlieues in the outer suburbs of Paris, places usually in the news for terrorism or riots but also one of the world's great hotbeds of soccer talent.

No other country has a team so dominated by the children of immigrants as France, but Belgium will play Mousa Dembele and Romelu Lukaku, England's 23-man squad has Dele Alli and ten Afro-Carribbean players, and Mesut Ozil is by far the most popular Turk in Germany.

17:01

Supreme Court Backs Accurate Voter Rolls And Honest Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Much to the chagrin of democrats. Via Townhall: Democrats have long relied on inaccurate election rolls to aid their candidates. They want to count every vote, legal or not. So, after Ohios government cleaned up its registration lists it was hit with the usual claims of left-wing bias. Now the Supreme Court has ruled for []

16:59

US diplomats in China afflicted with same mysterious illness as in Cuba "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On July 20, 2015, three months after the Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the United States and Cuba normalized their relations by reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies in their respective capitals, Washington Continue reading

16:43

Today's Teenagers: Sex and Drug Use Down, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From the latest U.S. government survey of high school students:

In 2017, 31 percent of students surveyed said they had feelings of hopelessness, while 28 percent said so in 2007. In 2017, nearly 14 percent of students had actually made a suicide plan, up from 11 percent in 2007. . . .

The report did offer some encouraging trends, suggesting that the overall picture for adolescents is a nuanced one. Compared to a decade ago, fewer students reported having had sex, drinking alcohol or using drugs like cocaine, heroin or marijuana. . . .

Although health disparities still remain among races, some sexual risk behaviors are decreasing across the board. The percentage of white students whod ever had sex, for example, decreased to 39 percent in 2017 from 44 percent in 2007. Among black students, the rate plummeted to 46 percent from 66 percent in 2007 and, among Hispanic students, decreased to 41 percent from 52 percent.

Overall, the percentage of students who had ever had sex decreased to 39 percent in 2017 from 48 percent in 2007.

The percentage of students who had experienced sexual dating violence declined to 7 percent in 2017 from 10 percent in 2013.
Overall in our world we are safer than ever, but more anxious than ever; we are richer than ever, but no more satisfied with our lives; we have vast technological power at our disposal, but still feel thwarted. Some days this makes me wonder that we have made some terrible mistake and taken our civilization in entirely the wrong direction; other days it makes me think that we are programmed for a certain level of happiness and worry, and short of rewiring our brains we will always find more to worry about and be sad about.

16:32

White House Rips MSNBCs Joe Scarborough For Nazi Comment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

These people have completely lost their minds. The same people had absolutely no problem when Obama was separating families and they have no problem with it happening to citizens when adults are sent to jail. Via Fox News: The White House came out swinging Friday against MSNBC star Joe Scarborough after the former Republican congressman []

16:30

Samantha Bees Full Frontal struggling to regain advertisers after vile attack on Ivanka Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Imagine my distress. From Fox News: A new report shows Samantha Bees late night show Full Frontal hasnt been able to regain its advertisers after the host called Ivanka Trump a feckless c on her show in May. The liberal Continue reading

16:17

HERE IT IS: The Top 10 Different Reasons The IGs Report On the Clinton Email Matter Is Flawed Obamas Deep State Runs Deep "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

We reported in January that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Has the Potential to Be the Greatest Inspector in US History He Also Could Be Deep State Hack. 

We received the answer this Thursday and our verdict Although the IGs report includes some obvious and already released information about the criminal actions of Hillary Clinton and Obamas DOJ and FBI, it overall fails in many respects to share an accurate story.  Therefore, based on the report, our assessment is that the DOJs IG is just another Deep State Hack!

We reported in January

Many in the media are getting excited about the upcoming release of the IGs report into his investigation of abuses at the DOJ. But if it turns out that Horowitz is part of the deep state, the report may be disappointing.

Is IG Horowitz a Good Guy?

Theres reason to believe that Horowitz is a good guy. Last week Horowitz announced that he located the text messages after the FBI said they were lost

In a letter to congressional leaders, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office succeeded in using forensic tools to recover messages between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page during a key five-month period ending the day special counsel Robert Mueller III was appointed to investigate possible coordination between the Kremlin and Trumps campaign. The missing messages have sparked a political firestorm in recent days, as GOP leaders and the president have questioned how the FBI failed to retain them.

Mueller hired both Strzok and Page on his team of Trump-Russia investigators.  They were part of the biased group of far left Obama and Clinton supporters hired by Mueller.  Strzok was removed from the team after his text messages were selected in an investigation carried out by the IG.  When identified, the IG notified Mueller who then removed Strzok from his team.  The claim was that Strzok was biased against President Trump and removed didnt hold water because Muellers whole team was that way.  We...

16:08

Connecticut School To Be Named After Former President Obama "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Strike one and two. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A new Connecticut elementary school will be named after former President Barack Obama. New Haven Public Schools administrators, civic leaders and officials gathered Thursday at the Southern Connecticut State University campus to break ground on Barack H. Obama Magnet University School. The 64,000-square-foot school will serve []

16:01

BANNON? HE'S IN THE CLUB. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why? For the love of God, why?



Why? Because he's a provocateur, therefore he's "good television." Also, because he's right-wing. (When Democrats are in power, Sunday talk shows need to be disproportionately right-wing for "balance"; when Republicans are in power, the shows need to be disproportionately right-wing because only right-wingers can provide true insight into what's taking place at the highest levels of power. Obviously!)

Also because it would be unfair not to help a guy out when he's making a comeback, right?



And, more recently:
Steve Bannon plans to unleash an advertising campaign touting President Donald Trump's achievements to help the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

It could also be seen as a bid by the former White House chief strategist to revive his own political fortunes.

Since May, Bannon has been paying his surrogates to produce political ads in cities across the United States....

The campaign will tout the Trump administration's accomplishments that dovetail with Bannon's own America First views....
Sure, I suppose Bannon might be asked one or two toughish questions on Sunday about the cruelties of the president's immigration policies -- but he'll just ramble and filibuster and throw out a lot of abstruse references to obscure thinkers he in all likelihood hasn't actually read, and the bamboozlement will continue.

Think of this post as a follow-up to my last post, in which I rejected Steve Schmidt's assertion that "The stench of cowardic...

16:00

It Took Us Over a Week to Find All the Body Parts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yemeni men show off the scars from fragmentation injuries on a young man from the village on May 6, 2018 in al Ragha Village, Bani Qais District, Hajjah, Yemen.

15:46

Things Will Get Ugly South African Political Leader Threatens War if White-Owned Land Not Returned to Black People "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmers land must be shared by all black Africans.

He was arrested for playing Kill the Boer (white man) song at his rallies. The song is a call to violence against white South Africans.

Julius Malema later founded the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party.

Earlier this year Malema called for new law to confiscate land from white farmers.

The South African Parliament voted to confiscate land from white farmers without payment in February.

In March Julius Malema called on his followers to go after the white man and cut the throat of whiteness.

Earlier this week Julius Malema told white people he wont kill them At least not yet.

Via Zero Hedge:

And now Julius Malema threatened war if white-owned land was not returned to black people.
Via Business Daily:

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that land must be returned to black people or things will get ugly.

He was speaking during an interview as part of a documentary by the Turkish Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation. Malema argued that 24 years into democracy black people were worse off than they were under apartheid.

He said there would be war if land wa...

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Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik: FBI Threw The Hillary Clinton Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

.@BernardKerik: Theres no greater threat to our democracy than a government that weaponizes its criminal justice system to target its citizens and in this case the target today is the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/XbyFx2R1hE Fox News (@FoxNews) June 16, 2018

15:18

Paul Manafort May See Life in Prison! He Dared to Lead Presidential Campaign Against Hillary Clinton, Now He Must Pay "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dirty Cop Robert Mueller and his mob of 13 angry Democrats dont play.

On Friday top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, a crooked attorney and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter who attended her election night party, petitioned the court to toss Manafort in prison.

Obama-appointed Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson agreed with Weissman and tossed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in jail.

The Mueller witch hunt charged Manafort with dozens of financial crimes that took place up to 12 years ago.

Manafort should have expected this.
In todays American justice system if you oppose the political elites this is what you get.
Prison for life.

The Hill reported:

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said on Friday that Paul Manafort may never again see the outside of a jail cell after his house arrest arrangement was revoked on Friday.

President Trumps former campaign chairman appeared in court after special counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to revoke his pretrial release conditions, accusing him of attempting to tamper with potential witnesses.

During the hearing, the judge revoked Manaforts bail and ordered him to jail.

Just to put this in historical perspective, what broke the Watergate case was when James McCord got a 25-year sentence, Akerman said when asked about the hearing while appearing on MSNBCs Velshi & Ruhle. He was one of the Watergate burglars. He got a 25-year sentence. He was sitting in jail because thats what made him crack and cooperate.

But Akerman noted that Manafort, who is 69 years old, could soon be facing life in jail.

The post Paul Manafort May See Life in Prison! He Dared to Lead Presidential Campaign Against Hillary Clinton, Now He Must Pay appeared first on The Gateway Pundit...

15:10

South African Political Leader Julius Malema Tells White People He Wont Kill Them Yet! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmers land must be shared by all black Africans.

He was arrested for playing Kill the Boer (white man) song at his rallies.

Julius Malema later founded the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party.

Malema recently called for new law to confiscate land from white farmers.

The South African Parliament voted to confiscate land from white farmers without payment in February.

In March Julius Malema called on his followers to go after the white man and cut the throat of whiteness.

Now this

Earlier this week Julius Malema told white people he wont kill them At least not yet.

This isnt going to end well.
Via Zero Hedge:

The post South African Political Leader Julius Malema Tells White People He Wont Kill Them Yet! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:03

Two Very Different Democrats, Joe Crowley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Squared Off in Debate Friday Night "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Friday nights primary debate between 31-year elected official Rep. Joseph Crowley and 28-year-old progressive Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was a contest between establishment and outsider, old guard and upstart, experience and progress, status quo and change. It marks only the third primary challenge Crowley has faced since moving from the state Assembly to Congress and his first since 2004.

At times during the debate, his relative campaign inexperience showed, while Ocasio-Cortez presented as a well-studied newcomer with natural talent: delivering a summary of her agenda in a manner which was confident and sharp, if not effortless. The theme of her remarks was clear: Not all Democrats are the same.

Despite what she described as Crowleys adaptations meaning shifts leftward in response to her more-progressive campaign there are real differences between the two, said Ocasio-Cortez, who is challenging Crowley for the seat representing the 14th district, which encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx.

Unlike Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez said she has rejected all corporate money, and is the only candidate in the race who supports improved and expanded Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, tuition free public college and the abolition of ICE.

By contrast, Crowleys first remarks were those of a professional who felt confident enough to not prepare and who realized too late that he should have.

His opening pitch was also direct. This race, to him, isnt just about local politics: He is running against Donald Trump.

But according to Ocasio-Cortez: Its not enough to fight Trump. We have to fight the issues that made his rise in the first place.

The differences between Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez arent actually that significant, he argued, but his superior ability to effectively challenge Trump on the national stage makes him the better candidate. Unspoken, but well understood, is the fact that Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is anticipated to be the next House Democratic leader or Speaker should Nancy Pelosi step aside or be ousted by her colleagues, meaning that his efficacy on the national stage would, in fact, come in...

14:44

Service Animals To Get Own Bathroom At Calgary City Hall "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Expensive pet walking area. Via Global News: It doesnt have a toilet made of the finest porcelain from the Ming Dynasty, and there are no countertops made of marble from the Carrara quarry in Italy, but a reliving station for service animals is almost ready for use near the front doors of the city of []

14:37

Desperate Asylum Seekers Are Being Turned Away by U.S. Border Agents Claiming Theres No Room "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are systematically violating U.S. and international law by blocking immigrants at international ports of entry on the southern border from entering the country so they can claim asylum. Immigration civil rights advocates have been documenting this illegal behavior since late 2016, from Texas to California. It was sporadic then, and appears to have been based at least in part on CBPs difficulties with handling large numbers of people.

Even so, the practice of turning immigrants away has suddenly become routine, creating chilling scenes of immigrants and children camped out near the bridges, exposed to sun, wind, and rain, amid make-do bedding, scattered clothing, and trash. A few times a day, the immigrants walk to the middle of the bridges and ask to be admitted to the port of entry building on the U.S. side so that they can request asylum. They are almost always turned back.

The Intercept witnessed such a scene on June 4 in El Paso, Texas. At 6 a.m., the sun rose on a 15-year-old Guatemalan boy and his father who were trying to walk across the border to apply for asylum. They did not swim the Rio Grande or otherwise attempt to enter the country illegally theyd made their attempt on an arcing, international bridge that joins El Paso with its Mexican sister city, Ciudad Jurez.

They were stopped at the top of the bridge by two CBP agents who refused to let them cross, pointed them back to Mexico, and said to try crossing later. This was the sixth time in three days that the man, his son, and about a dozen other Guatemalans had been thus rejected.

I knew they were Guatemalans because Id spoken with the man two days earlier. I spotted him and the group squatting disconsolately on the Mexican side of the bridge by the public bathrooms. This man and others in the group told me then that they were asylum-seekers afraid to go back to their home country because of violence there. They were extremely frustrated about being turned away. They recounted that the agents always told them there was no room to process them at the port of entry, and they should come back later when there might be room. There never was room. False words, the man with the son said, in Spanish that was heavily accented by Qeqchi, his indigenous tongue. Another man started crying.

14:21

Jane Fonda Tells Hollywood Elitists Its Time To Take Back Our Government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

When Obama was president, liberal celebrities were constantly visiting the White House for lavish parties, but now thats all over. This might explain why so many of these folks dont like Trump. They think DC belongs to them and was taken away. Wouldnt that also explain why Jane Fonda used the term our government at a recent event?

Breitbart reports:

Jane Fonda to Hollywood Elite: Time to Take Back Our Government

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda warned a crowd of Hollywood elites of the existential crisis facing America under the Trump administration, urging them that the only solution is taking back our government.

After winning the Female EMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) first Honors Benefit Gala, Fonda said that Democrats taking the House in the upcoming mid-terms elections was crucial to saving the country.

This is an existential crisis that were in, said the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star. We have to do everything we can to take back the house in November. If anything can save us, its gonna be taking back our government.

Other actresses present at the ceremony included Elizabeth Olsen and Fondas Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin, who told The Hollywood Reporter: [Trump] is dangerous hes unfortunately dangerous to the planet, if nothing else. If we could raise Trumps consciousness, that would be helpful.

What Jane Fonda and others in Hollywood cant seem to grasp is that the government belongs to all of the American people, not just them.

The post Jane Fonda Tells Hollywood Elitists Its Time To Take Back Our Government appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

14:00

The U.S. is Exacerbating the Worlds Worst Humanitarian Crisis by Outsourcing Its Yemen Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yemeni forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, take position during an attack on the port city of Hodeidah on June 13, 2018.

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Saturday funny: Colorado demorat candidate douses his eyes w/pepper spray to push for gun control "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the type of people Obama had working for him. About this fool, from Wikipedia: Levi Mills Tillemann-Dick is an American businessman, academic, and author. Currently managing partner at Valence Strategic, LLC and a fellow at the New America Continue reading

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




by Noah

Hypocrisy On Parade!

I love it when politicians and assorted buffoonish miscreants such as Seor Trumpanzee's new bestie Sean Hannity get tripped up by their own words. It's conceivable, of course, that some Republikooks like Hannity, who long for the world to go back to the good old days of 1200 A.D., momentarily forget that we have such a thing as film, but dear Sean does make his living on TV so maybe it's just a massive shortcoming of his mental processes and abilities. More likely though, it really just comes down to it all being an example of his extreme arrogance and his contempt for his audience. He knows how, as his idol would say, "low IQ" they are. He knows that, like any reptile, they only think in the moment and will cheer whatever spew comes out of his orifices at any given moment. Also, Hannity knows they are lacking in the ability of critical thinking, and they won't bother to check what he speaks, not that they'd want to. Besides, they have a now built-in defense mechanism that protects them from the real world. They will look at this clip and see it as "Sorcery!" "Fake News!" "Fake News!" It's what they do now. It's who they are, and they walk among us. Back in 1200, we might have attributed the reactions of Trumpies to bread mold, parasites, or just consumption the wrong mushrooms, but now we have critters like Hanntity.

07:44

IG Report: FBI Agent Peter Strzok Sent Weiner Sealed Indictment To His Personal Email "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the interesting aspects of the IG report is the documented use of personal email by participants within the FBI small group Mid-Year-Exam (MYE) team. [pg 424] One of those documented examples involves FBI Agent Peter Strzok downloading the Continue reading

06:20

June 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #513 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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Saturday June 16th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:01

Why Americans (and Koreans) Can Sleep Better "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scads of analysts and pundits have weighed in on the Trump-Kim summit talks in Singapore, parsing the brief agreement and presidential tweets for signs of just how strongly it actually commits North Korea to total, verifiable denuclearization.

Most of them are missing the point. The real threat to U.S., Korean, and Japanese security of late has come not from North Korean nukes, but from threats by President Donald Trump and his closest advisers to launch a regional war to preempt any further North Korean progress on warhead and missile technology. Some experts were giving even odds of a U.S.-initiated war as recently as a few months ago.

So even if the spectacle in Singapore was more theater than substance, even if the presidents effusive praise for a totalitarian leader was hard to swallow, we should applaud Trump for belatedly making good on his 2016 campaign promise to sit down with Kim Jong-un over a hamburger in search of peace.

Throughout most of 2017, the Trump administration instead issued a steady stream of pronouncements warning that it was ready to go to war to stop Pyongyang from perfecting long-range missiles capable of hitting the United States with nuclear weapons.

Our president has been really clear about this, said then National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster. He is willing to do anything necessary to prevent that from happening . . . and so, all of our armed forces are getting to really a high, high degree of readiness for this mission. U.S.-South Korean war games reportedly included rehearsals of surgical strikes on North Koreas main nuclear and missile facilities and decapitation raids by special forces targeting the Norths leadership.

Trump himself warned last summer that he would meet any further North Korean nuclear advances with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He added in a tweet that military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.

Trumps close foreign policy adviser (and golfing partner), Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, strongly advised the president to launch a preemptive war sooner rather than later, before North Korea could put the U.S. homeland at risk. He also insisted that Trump wasnt bluffing about preparing an all-out first strike. He has told me that. I believe him, Graham said. If thousands die, theyre going to die over there. Theyre not going to die here. And he has told me that to my face.

Graham predicted that if North Korea conducted another nuclear bomb test, the odds that we use the military option would rise to 70 percent. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, put the odds as high as 50/50. Trumps selection of John Bolton, an outspoken advocate of regime change in North Korea, as his national security adviser further...

Follow the White Rabbit? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Joe: Why the charade?

Zolomon: To give people hope, detective.

Joe: Hope?

Zolomon: So I can rip it away from them. Its so fun pretending to be a hero.

Ive been following a real White Rabbit for a long time. My perspective on the world and especially the actions and motives of people in power has changed. As to what follow the white rabbit means, this excerpt from the definition of Follow the White Rabbit posted on the Urban Dictionarys site is succinct:

But whether you take it literally or metaphorically, following the white rabbit means following an unlikely clue, an innocuous, unbelievable (but also, frankly a bit ridiculous) sign, to find oneself in the midst of more or less extraordinary, marvelous, amazing circumstances that challenge ones fundamental beliefs, expand ones horizons &/or perception of realities, transform ones perspective, and change ones life.

And thats exactly what happened to me. But not from anything thats captured the popular imagination recently. No, it was after discovering this site, LewRockwell.com, years ago. And let me illustrate by selecting a few of posts from June 11, 2018, when I started to write this:

The Global Elites

Have no skin in the game says David Gordon.

...

Elon Needs More Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last month, I wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musks contemptuous and breezy dismissal of questions asked by financial analysts about the cashflow situation at Tesla. Would the company need yet another infusion of money to remain afloat? Lame! Next question.

That was Musks response.

As it turns out, its Tesla thats lame.  The company Musk  just laid off several thousand employees, about 9 percent of its workforce which is one way to raise cash (by not spending it on worker salaries) when you dont want to admit you need another infusion from investors or realize you might not be able to get one because those investors are becoming gun-shy about giving money to Elon.

Ive been pointing out for years that Tesla is a net money-losing operation, despite all the crony capitalist advantages including electric car quotas in states like California, which force other car companies to either build EVs they cant sell (or sell at a loss) or buy credits from an electric car manufacturer (Tesla) which the electric car company then uses to offset its losses.

Even so, Tesla has lost something on the order of $5.4 billion dollars so far, according to most estimates. Yet until quite recently most media coverage of Tesla has focused on what amounts to financial Fake News of the most egregious kind, such as the hype-driven value of Tesla stock. Its true the stock price zoomed upward like a bottle rocket on the 4th of July. But what was driving this?

Not anything of value.

Analysts refused to analyze the fact that Tesla loses money on every car it sells. That it remains in business only because of investor infusions and deposits given on cars that never seem to materialize.

Well, the electric chickens may finally be coming home to roost.

At some point, you either make money or you dont. If you dont, you have to find people willing to give you more of it. When you cant do that anymore, you are forced to scale back. You let people go in order to husband what resources youve still got, in the hope that maybe youll be able to ride it out.

Elon is running out of money. His operations arent sustainable.

That is the real story behind the mass layoffs at Tesla and its still not being told. A healthy and growing company doesnt have to cut its workforce by almost 9 percent. There will likely be more cuts, too unless Elon can raise another $1.3 billion or so, which is the sum Tesla is expected to lose over the next four quarters. Moodys Financial Ser...

Inspector General Report Shows Secrecy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The 500-page inspector generals report released Thursday reveals how unjustified secrecy and poor decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the FBI.

Yesterdays Inspector General report on the FBIs investigation of Hillary Clinton contained plenty of bombshells, including a promise by lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok that Well stop Donald Trump from becoming president. The report reveals how unjustified secrecy and squirrelly decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the FBI. But few commentators are recognizing the vast peril to democracy posed by the sweeping prerogatives of federal agencies.

The FBIs investigation of Clinton was spurred by her decision to set up a private server to handle her email during her four years as secretary of state. The server in her Chappaqua, N.Y. mansion was insecure and exposed emails with classified information to detection by foreign sources and others.

Clinton effectively exempted herself from the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The State Department ignored 17 FOIA requests for her emails prior to 2014 and insisted it required 75 years to disclose emails of Clintons top aides. A federal judge and the State Department inspector general slammed the FOIA stonewalling.

Clintons private email server was not publicly disclosed until she received a congressional subpoena in 2015. A few months later, the FBI Counterintelligence Division opened a criminal investigation of the potential unauthorized storage of classified information on an unauthorized system.

The IG report gives the impression that the FBI treated Hillary Clinton and her coterie like royalty or at least like personages worthy of endless deference. When...

Bad Blood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Once the reelected Obama administration gave the okay for the diversity industry to begin shaking down Silicon Valley like it does everybody else, we began to read over and over that the reason there are few female tech founders is because the white male power structure leaves billion-dollar bills lying on the sidewalk just to spite women.

And yet, the industrys most memorable story of recent years, as recounted in Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrous page-turning new book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, is how young blonde Elizabeth Holmes became techs pioneering female self-made billionaire (on paper) despite not quite having gone through the formality of actually inventing her breakthrough medical gizmo.

Starting Theranos in 2003 as a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, Ms. Holmes specialized in charming elder statesmen with her vision of disrupting the blood-testing industry. Over the next dozen years, Ms. Holmes raised (and spent) about $900 million, and saw her half of the companys stock valued at $4.5 billion. Carreyrou writes:

As much as she courted the attention, Elizabeths sudden fame wasnt entirely her doing. Her emergence tapped into the publics hunger to see a female entrepreneur break through in a technology world dominated by men. In Elizabeth Holmes, the Valley had its first female billionaire tech founder.

To lend credence to her claims for her Edison blood-analyzing device, Holmes assembled a board of directors featuring a Deep State hall-of-fame lineup, including former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, current secretary of defense General Mad Dog Mattis, and former Senate majority leader Bill Frist. Her Democrats included retired Senate Armed Services Committee chair Sam Nunn, Carter administration defense secretary William Perry, and Al Gores superlawyer David Boies.

Investors in her Potemkin start-up included Oracles Larry Ellison, Mexican monopolist Carlos Slim, New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft, various Waltons, and Rupert Murdoch. The press baron lost his $125 million investment, but emerged with some dignity because he refused Holmes calls to spike Carreyrous 2015 expos in his WSJ...

The Unfreezing of Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Now that weve had a few days to let the war-mongers and Democrats (or do I repeat myself) fulminate over the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un its important to look at what actually happened and where were going next.

For a good analysis of what was actually accomplished, read this excellent post over at Moon of Alabama.

 the freeze for freeze North Korea had offered [Obama previously in 2015 and 2016] and China promoted. The U.S. stops the large strategic maneuvers involving nuclear capable bombers flying from Guam, aircraft carriers and the like, while North Korea stops testing nukes and missiles. North Korea achieved its first aim. It can now lower its miliary posture and develop its economy.

The situation is still somewhat unstable as both freeze steps are reversible.

The freeze for freeze is, as the Chinese Foreign Minister envisioned, a starting point for a long series of talks which may finally lead to a peace agreement and some nuclear disarmament. Now comes the dual-track approach of a peace agreement in exchange for some disarmament in a synchronized and reciprocal manner. This will be a step-by-step process which will take years or even decades.

Russia was promoting this same strategy publicly during the worst of the tensions between Trump and Kim last year. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke of the double freeze repeatedly.

And it was always going to end this way because, as Ive been saying all along, North Korea has a nuclear weapon and the U.S. will only come to the bargaining table when it has lost significant leverage.

And a nuclear deterrent is a major bit of leverage.

So, the Freeze for Freeze is now in effect.   The war games are a direct economic benefit to North Korea as MoA points out at length.  And Trump gets the win by spinning it as a cost-cutting measure.

The imperial sycophants and quislings are crying in their lattes over this and defense stocks have taken it on the chin.  All of this is to the good of mankind.

All. of. it.

Rejoice in this, unless you believe in creating a world safe for George Soross Open Society and continued serfdom at the hands of the Globalist elites.  And, as I said the other day, their response to these very tentative steps towards delineates who is working for peace and who is working for chaos.

The bigger question is the one Pat Buchanan is asking and it sits at the heart of the criticism Trump is getting from the chattering class, cynical...

Trump Confounds the Pundits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What will come out of this weeks summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat implausibly that Trump gave away the store by canceling military training exercises with South Korea and in legitimizing Jong-uns rule by meeting with him without getting anything substantive in return.

Lost in the flood of news coming out of Singapore are Trumps positive comments delivered at the earlier G-7 meeting in Canada, which may have opened the door to a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a return of Moscow to a reconfigured G-8. One hopes that China will soon also make it into the ultimate insiders club, which will have to be renamed G-9.

Washingtons most important relationship is with Moscow, and the possibility of dtente should be welcomed by everyone who wishes to avoid a nuclear holocaust. But The Times Paul Krugman, among others, cannot overcome his visceral dislike for Russia, citing its invasion of Ukraine and its relatively small economy as good reasons to block its membership in a reconstituted G-8. He also suggests that Putin has some kind of hold over Trump, a serious charge that he cannot substantiate except by innuendo,...

Obscured American "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last Saturday, five eternally misunderstood and oppressed gentlemen fired 41 shots at a crowd at 20th and Susquehanna, killing one and injuring four others, including a 5-year-old boy. The TV news reported that the deceased was a standout basketball player.

North Philly is generally not good for your health and happiness. Though neighborhoods have cute, idyllic names like Nicetown, Hunting Park and Fairhill, theyre mostly postindustrial, trash strewn, drugged up ghettos with plenty of dead businesses, dilapidated churches, boarded up homes, caged porches and corner bodegas with signs forbidding hoodies, guns and knives. Chinese takeouts dish up beef lo mein, moo shoo pork and fried chicken from behind bullet-proof plexiglass. Graffiti mar just about every flat surface, including, sometimes, beautiful murals celebrating prominent black figures in art, science, politics and civil rights.

The northeast corner of North Philly, though, is generally spared from this mayhem and squalor. Composed primarily of Poles, Irish, Ukrainians and Italians, Port Richmond and Bridesburg retain their dignity and orderliness through half a century of economic decline.

On Allegheny, theres the magnificent St. Aldabert Church, with perhaps the most beautiful altarpiece in the entire city. Founded in 1903, it has masses in both English and Polish. Popular eateries The Dinner House and Syrenka are just down the street, as well as cozy Donnas Bar, where Ive had cheap bottles of Okocim, Zywiec and Lech, plus tasty bigos and perogies. Their golabki is also wonderful, Ive been told. I must get that the next time.

Half of one wall is taken up by a wallpaper Manhattan, at night, as seen from Brooklyn. The Twin Towers have not been imploded.

A guy in his mid-50s said, I had no problems paying child support. In fact, I gave my kids twice as much, because theyre my kids. This one guy told me, a black guy, he said, After they arrest you six times for nonpayment, theyll stop bothering you.

Thats ridiculous, I laughed. Why would anyone want to be arrested six times for anything?!

Even if there was no law, I would still pay, because theyre my kids! Their mom tried to turn them against me, you know, but Ive never said a bad word about her, because shes my kids mom. As they get older, they can judge me for themselves, see if I was an asshole or not.

Sunday at Donnas, I met two intriguing...

Father Brown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anyone who has been a libertarian for any length of time has probably been accused of being religious in their political beliefs at some point. The term is used to dismiss libertarianism as being somehow faith-based, or dogmatic and impermeable to reason (never mind the centuries of rigorous philosophical and economic work that underly libertarian thinking) and therefore not worth taking seriously.

My own tendency has been to defend libertarian thought by pointing to those centuries of important work, and to the evidence both throughout history and in the present day demonstrating that the more free people are, the better off they are. But Ive come to realize, recently, that those who have accused me of being religious in my opinions all these years arent entirely wrong.

I owe this new revelation to Father Brown.

I started watching the current BBC series when I learned that it was based on stories by G.K. Chesterton. I know, the series is very different from the stories. Ive read some of them and I do know that. But however the show measures up against its inspiration, it is an absolute gem that stands apart from most of what is on television and in 2018 thats saying quite a lot. The show is deceptive in its simplicity, and downright shocking in its non-cynical portrayal of a protagonist who is driven by principle.

In the BBC version, Father Brown is a Catholic priest serving the idyllic yet astonishingly crime-ridden town of Kembleford, in the Cotswolds. He is also an amateur sleuth who consistently shows up the local police, solving crimes that they cannot. Yet throughout, his focus is on the souls of his parishioners, and of the criminals themselves. His goal is always to convince the guilty to confess, so that they may find peace in the afterlife.

Its not exactly a libertarian theme. And yet watching it, I feel a kinship. For me, no matter how great the writing, there is something fundamental missing in most mainstream entertainment. Its hard to point to exactly what it is: Morality isnt quite right. Neither is spirituality and indeed, there are plenty of films and tv shows that deal with spiritual and moral topics. I think its something about holding a view of humans as being capable of acting from something other than their basest instincts, of being capable of living together in peace, and about earthly authority and law being subordinate to a more fundamental moral code.

Its much easier to be cynical about these things. Or to insist (with what starts to feel increasingly like desperation) that humanitys true nature reveals itself only in extreme situations, that we are reall...

Follow the Swiss Pension Fund "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Brexit, Quitaly and Grexit. Debt Defaults, Stock Shocks, Bond Bubbles, Properties Popping, Derivative Defaults and Banks Busting.

Well that is just some of the events that will take place in the next few years.

But the world is living in ignorant bliss of what is coming next.

As the song tells us:

In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Dont worry, be happy
Dont worry, be happy now
dont worry

Well this well-known song says it all. Risk in the world is growing exponentially but no one is worrying.

GLOBAL DEBT OUT OF CONTROL

Global debt has trebled since 1999 from $80 trillion to $240+ trillion today. And since the Great Financial Crisis started in 2006, debts have doubled. But Dont Worry be Happy!

STOCKS ONLY RISE DUE TO MONEY PRINTING

And Central banks of course wont let us down. They have printed $16 trillion since 2006. So they must continue to make the rich richer and the poor believing that all is well. So Dont Worry.

And world stock markets are up 4x since 2009. So Dont Worry, this will go on for ever.

Stocks are up and debt is up what a great formula. Just print more and give more credit and all will be well. Be Happy!.

But what happens if central banks stop printing and banks stop lending. The song has a solution for that too:

Aint got no cash, aint got no style
Aint got no gal to make you smile
Dont worry, be happy
Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So dont worry, be happy
Dont worry...

Questionable Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

In December 2017, Slate magazine published an astonishing article about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, revealing how the safety trials for this controversial vaccine actually werent designed to properly assess safety.1 Gardasil is supposed to prevent infection by certain strains of HPV virus, which in rare cases may cause cervical cancer if left untreated.

However, trial data from Merck shows that Gardasil vaccinations may actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination.2 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made this document inaccessible, but weve saved a copy of it. In his Slate article, investigative journalist Frederik Joelving recounts the story of Kesia Lyng, a 30-year-old Danish woman who, at the age of 19, participated in a clinical trial for Mercks Gardasil vaccine

Lyngs grandmother had died of cervical cancer the year before, so when a letter arrived offering her $500 to take part in a crucial international test of Gardasil, the decision was easy, Joelving writes. She got her first shot of the vaccine at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen on September 19, 2002. The symptoms snuck up on her shortly after her second shot on November 14.

They never abated. It wasnt until 2016 that she received her diagnosis chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) In recent years, Lyng has become suspicious that there is a connection between her disease and her Gardasil immunization. Her ailments evoke descriptions found in hundreds of news stories from women who also received the vaccine, as well as several medical case reports from around the world.

HPV Vaccine Linked to Serious Side Effects, Including Death

Reported side effects of Gardasil vaccination include immune-based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting something is causing the immune system to overreact in a detrimental way, sometimes fatally.3,4 The dangers of high immunogenicity was addressed in my 2015...

Another Florida Tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Florida feels kind of like the epicenter of tragedy in this country at the moment. Despite it having no kind of monopoly on horrible events, one can almost be forgiven for believing otherwise.

The most recent involved a man taking four children hostage after his girlfriend told police hed battered her earlier this week. In the end, all four children were killed, a police officer was shot, and the hostage taker committed suicide.

Oh, yeah, he was also a convicted felon.

A Florida felon who authorities say killed four children after a daylong standoff that started with the shooting of an officer had recently violated his parole, and his parole officer recommended that he be put in jail for six months. Instead he was given supervised probation, court records show.

Gary Lindsey was arrested last month for theft and then jailed for violating his probation from a decade-old arson charge, the records show. His probation officer said Lindsey posed no threat to the community but she still recommended that he be incarcerated for six months. However, Lindseys sister agreed to pay $1,000 and he agreed to pay $300 a month toward restitution, and his supervised probation was reinstated during a court hearing. The records show Lindsey had been working at an auto center in Orlando, earning $1,300 a month.

Sundays 21-hour standoff began when Lindseys girlfriend left the apartment and told police she had been battered. Lindsey fired at responding officers, seriously wounding one of them. He then holed up inside the apartment for much of the day with the four children, who they say ranged in age from 1 to 11. The girlfriend was the mother of all four children and Lindsey was the father of two of them, said family friend Walter Benenati.

We heard gunshots, and I saw through the window that the policeman was down, neighbor Miguel Lopez said. The top stair was full of blood. They took the police officer down. It was horrible.

The officer is in critical condition but is expected to survive, thankfully.

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06:00

Will Trump Be Able To Save McConnell From Kentucky Voters In 2 Years? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Pelosi is one of the least liked politicians in America-- two caveats though: 1- her own constituents love her and showed it at the polls 2 weeks ago when 172,399 voters turned out-- more than any other district in California-- and gave her an overwhelming win against 6 challengers and 2- she's far more popular than Mitch McConnell, the most disliked elected official in America.

McConnell's seat isn't up this November. It's up in 2020-- when Seor Trumpanzee is on the top of the ticket. If Pete Session in a gerrymandered Dallas district can loose his seat, as looks likely-- McConnell can too. This morning Alex Isenstadt too a look at what to expect in just under 2 and a half years.

In 2014 McConnell beat Alison Lundergan Grimes, a moderate who didn't offer much of a progressive message to contrast herself to McConnell, 806,787 (56.2%) to 584,698 (40.7%) Two years later Kentucky voters looked at an even worse status quo candidate, Hillary Clinton and Trump eviscerated her, 1,202,971 (62.5%) to 628,854 (32.7%), winning all 120 counties minus two. It was Trump's 5th strongest state. Trump is still far more popular in Kentucky than McConnell and McConnell has stuck as closely to Trump as he could and is certainly one of Trump's top congressional enablers. On Monday, McConnell and his top advisors met to plot out a strategy.
At a time when anti-establishment sentiment is roiling the party, the 76-year-old McConnell, who this week became the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history, has a target on his back and is taking no chances.

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05:33

Representatives Ron DeSantis and Matt Gaetz Discuss The IG Report on FBI and DOJ Conduct "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representatives Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis appear on Fox News to discuss the DOJ inspector general report after release: .

05:29

Sylvester Stallone Accused Of 28-Year-Old Sex Crime, Days After Appearing With Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Los Angeles District Attorneys office is reviewing a sex crime case against Academy Award-winning actor Sylvester Stallone.

The incident allegedly took place in 1990 and the accuser filed a report against Stallone in November 2017, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

But the Santa Monica Police Department announced the charges against Stallone on Thursday.

Stallones attorney, Martin Singer, contends the woman who made the complaint engaged in a consensual relationship with Stallone in the 1980s and the relationship had always been consensual.

Singer also blasted the police department for publicizing allegations that have yet to be investigated.

My client categorically denies the allegations. Its outrageous that the DAs office and PD would announce this information because it makes the public think that theres something there, Stallones attorney, Martin Singer, told CNN. Its not appropriate to try to ruin someone by doing this, he added.

Singer doubled down in his criticism of the police department, arguing in an interview with the New York Post, arguing  that the District Attorneys office deliberately intended to tarnish Stallone by making the decades old allegation public.

The D.A.s office only revealed it was reviewing the case to get it out there that theyre investigating these matters, he told the Post. You dont see police or the D.A.s office issuing statements about everybody who files a police report people would get ruined, he said. Why go to the media? Why not do the investigation first?

The woman has made the allegations, which have expired the statue of limitations, for purely opportunistic reasons, Singer argued.

This woman filed a police report after a website would not publish her story, he claimed She came forward trying to get a story published in November about Stallone with an entertainment website. The woman claimed there was someone who could corroborate what happened. When questioned by the site, the person told a reporter that her claims were absolutely false. They said [the alleged victim] was always boasting about her relationship with Stallone.

Two witnesses came forward and disputed her story, he continued. One was h...

04:14

VIDEO=> NBC Reporter Yells at President Trump as She Stands in Front of Him to Argue Over Illegal Immigration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As she stood right in front of him, NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker yelled at President Donald Trump as she argued illegal immigration policy with him during an impromptu press conference on the North Lawn of the White House Friday morning. Trump took questions from the press following a one-on-one interview with Fox News Channel co-host of Fox & Friends Steve Doocy.

President Trump addresses NBC News reporter Kristen Welker (foreground) as she argues immigration policy with him at a press gaggle, June 15, 2018, screen image.

Kristen Welker, image via Twitter avatar.

Welker interrupted Trump as he responded to a reporter who was accusing him of lying about illegal alien family separation at the border. Welker cut Trump off and yelled at him, Youre the President. You can change it right now, and then proceeded to argue with him.

NBC News posted a video clip to Twitter, Youre the president you can change it right now, @kwelkernbc tells President Trump while questioning him on his administrations policy to separate children from their parents at the border.

NBC is incorrect in their tweet, Welker didnt ask Trump one question on family separation; she argued and argued and argued with President Trump.

04:02

Atlanta Fed Raises Estimate of Second Quarter GDP Growth to 4.8% "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More good news
The Atlanta Fed raised their estimate of second quarter GDP growth to 4.8%.

The growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) is a key indicator of economic activity, but the official estimate is released with a delay. Our GDPNow forecasting model provides a nowcast of the official estimate prior to its release by estimating GDP growth using a methodology similar to the one used by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

GDPNow is not an official forecast of the Atlanta Fed. Rather, it is best viewed as a running estimate of real GDP growth based on available data for the current measured quarter. There are no subjective adjustments made to GDPNowthe estimate is based solely on the mathematical results of the model.

Recent forecasts for the GDPNow model are available here. More extensive numerical detailsincluding underlying source data, forecasts, and model parametersare available as a separate spreadsheet.

Latest forecast: 4.8 percent June 14, 2018

The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of 2018 is 4.8 percent on June 14, up from 4.6 percent on June 8. After this mornings retail sales release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nowcast of second-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth increased from 3.4 percent to 3.6 percent.

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03:57

WikiLeaks Moves in With Kill Shot After Crooked Hillary Trolls Comey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crooked Hillary Clinton trolled Comey from her Twitter account Thursday afternoon after the IG report revealed Comey used a Gmail account to conduct FBI business.

Hillary tweeted: But my emails.

WikiLeaks utterly destroyed Crooked Hillary Clinton Friday.

In a grotesque display of unabated hubris, Hillary Clinton tweeted, But my emails.

WikiLeaks moved in with a kill shot early Friday morning.

Theyre hereat least the half you didnt manage to destroy, tweeted WikiLeaks with a link to an archive of Hillarys emails from her private server when she was Secretary of State.

WikiLeaks did a lot of damage to Hillary Clintons campagin after they disseminated the DNC emails and Podesta emails during the 2016 election.

The other half of Hillarys emails from her private server where she innocently discussed Chelseas wedding and Yoga were destroyed with BleachBit.

Congressman DeSantis reminded Hillary of that on Thursday in an epic smackdown.

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03:44

Paul Manafort Court Ordered Detention Until Trial "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Regardless of what anyone might think about Paul Manafort individually, the fact that a federal judge is willing to put a white-collar defendant behind bars until trial  is absurd.  Paul Manafort has been charged with tax avoidance and financial crimes Continue reading

03:23

Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses the Trade Reset "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses President Trumps tariffs against China and the significance of Americas trade deficit.

03:00

Yes, IG Report Did Find Insubordination And Bias At FBI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well stop Trump from becoming President, says the guy who opened the Russia investigation, a little over a week after he opened it. Via WSJ: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitzs 500-page report covers plenty, but it can be distilled to two words he uses to describe the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the 2016 []

02:59

James Clapper Now Claims US Intel Identified a Suspect Who Transferred DNC Emails to WikiLeaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Intel Chief and criminal leaker, James Clapper now claims US Intel officials last year identified a suspect who transferred the stolen DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

The DNC emails were hacked two years ago and Clapper left his post in January of 2017 and this is the first time he publicly claimed US intel identified a suspected.

In an interview with Trump-hating Yahoo! reporter, Michael Isikoff, former Intel Chief James Clapper claimed U.S. intelligence officials last year identified a suspect who served as the cut-out for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents to WikiLeaks,

In an interview with Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, Clapper said Intel officials were pretty confident they identified a middleman for the hacked DNC and Podesta emails. Clapper gave zero details about the suspect.

We had a suspect. I dont know whether the suspicions we had at the time were conveyed [to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller] or whether they were validated. U.S. intelligence officials were pretty confident at the time but not sufficient enough to publicize it, he said.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange stated many times publicly the Russian government did not give him the hacked DNC emails.

Clapper says a cut-out or third party individual was used purposefully so Julian Assange could plausibly deny the Russians were the ones who handed him the hacked DNC emails.

In April, Russia used a third party cut-out to send more than 19,000 DNC emails and more than 8,000 documents to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, attempting to cover its tracks and to give WikiLeaks some degree of deniability in knowing the source of the leaks.

James Clapper then went full conspiracy theory nut job and implied the Trump campaign and the Russians were one big echo chamber.

Clapper claimed Trump slamming Hillary for her health problems and scandals came from the Russians. Unbelievable.

There is striking I found, we found, parallelism between what the [Trump] campaign was doing and...

02:39

Prosecutor Who Petitioned to Put Paul Manafort in Prison Attended Hillary Clintons Election Night Party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday the Obama-appointed Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in jail.

Judge Jackson has a horrible far left record on the bench. In 2013 Judge Jackson rejected arguments from the Catholic Church that Obamacares requirements that employers provide cost free coverage to contraceptive services is contrary to their religious beliefs and violated their religious and free speech freedoms. This was overturned by the Supreme Court.

In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.

And now this

The Mueller prosecutor who petitioned Judge Jackson to throw Manafort in jail attended Hillary Clintons election night party.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

Special counsel Robert Muellers right-hand man, Andrew Weissmann, was accused of using corrupt legal practices, and withholding evidence in a previous case involving the Colombo crime family, reported Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter.

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02:19

Watch: MSNBC Analysts Claim Trump Admin Is Operating Concentration Camps "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MSNBC analysts claim that the Trump administration is currently operating concentration camps. pic.twitter.com/FziiJpO00q Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 15, 2018 So the representative of the admin that actually kept kids in cages pushes this fiction. The Republican agrees. And the journalist who should no better because her own network disproved the lie, goes along []

02:13

Seems Rational=> MSNBC: Law Enforcement Officers Are Nazis and Trump Is Running Concentration Camps (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the modern day left Completely unhinged.

Friday morning on MSNBCs Morning Joe Show host Joe Scarborough on Friday compared US law enforcement officers to Nazis.

The Morning Joe host compared US law enforcement officials to Nazis marching children to the showers.

Joe Scarborough: I know children are being marched away to showers. I know theyre being marched away to showers, being told they are just like the Nazis.

Via Morning Joe:

Later in the day on Friday MSNBC hosts accused the Trump Campaign of running concentration camps.

This is the modern day left.
Absolutely unhinged.

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02:00

Another Way For Progressive Democrats In Rural Districts To Look At The Gun Issue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


At least a third of the residents of Washington's 3rd district-- which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascades and covers the southwest corner of the state-- live in Vancouver and the suburbs north of Portland, Oregon, just over the Columbia River. Although Obama won there in 2008, Romney did in 2012 and in 2016, Trump beat Hillary 49.9% to 42.5%. When conservative Democrat Brian Baird unexpectedly retired in 2010, the Democrats ran an unsavory self-funding conservative, Denny Heck, and he was beaten by Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (53-47%). She's a custom-made GOP back bencher who basically does nothing at all. The PVI of the district is R+4 but the Democrats haven't put up a serious candidate against her since then. This year may be different.

There are 4 Democrats competing in the primary Dorothy Gasque, Martin Hash, Carolyn Long and David McDevitt. People hunt in this district and there's more than a little controversy over guns. Many people in the suburbs are mostly concerned about safety and many in small towns and rural areas are more concerned about not being told what to do. Right now Blue America is in the beginning stage of vetting Carolyn Long and we noticed her position on guns was different from what we usually hear from our candidates. But well thought out and interesting. I asked her to do a guest post for us.


An Innovative And Grounded Gun Policy That Will Save Lives
by Caroline Long


Guns factor into so many deaths in America each year that you could be forgiven for mistaking our death statistics for those of a war-torn nation. It seems nearly every American is separated by an instance of gun violence, whether fatal or only terrifying, by a degree or two. The all too common scenario of a schoo...

01:46

Separation Of Immigrant Families Was Part Of Deportation Under ObamaNow Trump Is Expanding The Practice "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There is no denying President Donald Trumps immigration policy is far more menacing in presentation than his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But how much is this a difference in style versus a difference in substance?

The material outcomes of Obama and Trumps deportation approaches, and the reaction among Democrats to both, tell us a lot about the circumstances in which incontrovertible violence is deemed acceptable in America.

For Trump, immigration is part of the culture war, and he does not hide the ways in which his policy decisions are motivated by animus toward immigrants. Trump has demonized immigrants for years, and since taking office, he has publicly emphasized family separation as part of his deportation policy. He is expanding detention infrastructure specifically for children with plans for a tent city-style facility in Texas. The administration has pledged to pursue deportation against 100% of undocumented people.

But Trump is adding to a foundation developed by Obama, who aggressively detained and deported undocumented immigrants for nearly his entire presidency. He did so while acting as though he was little more than a manager of the systema helpless custodian of the law.

These differences in approach have muddied the debate about how the United States government separated families and incarcerated children in recent history. Unless we fully acknowledge the harm and injustice of this systematic violence without making convenient excuses for the past, progress may be difficult if not impossible.

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There seems to be confusion. To be clear, family separation and child detention are a basic feature of American deportation proceedings. They occur on a routine and systematic basis, even if the government in charge isnt pounding its chest about it.

In fact, immigrant communities were outspoken on this reality for many, many years.

Family separation was a frontline issue for immigration activists for the last decade or more. They warned of a generation of orphans scarred by the loss of their parents. They cautioned that Obama expanded deportation forces o...

01:41

Scouting vs. Public Education "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tyler Cowen makes a very concise statement of a view I have argued for here before:

I would do everything possible to move away from having all of the children belong to the exact same age group. The Boy Scouts are a better model here than the 7th grade.

01:41

US Senate Candidate Howard Shermans Company Ordered To Pay $4.1 Million In Damages; Sued By Targus For Misrepresentation Of Financial Condition Of His Company When Sold To Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Senate Candidate Howard Sherman sounds like a Trump-light on his web site. However, the more one reads, including the case below, the more he looks Trump-like. While there is more than one Howard Sherman, this is definitely the one running in the Democratic primary to become the Democratic candidate for US Senate, because his wife, Sela Ward, is mentioned in an article about Sherman and Roundhouse.

$4.1 million in damages were awarded to Targus and this was upheld upon appeal. [1]

the judge ordered payment of compensatory damages from the Sherman group to Targus in the amount of $4,140,770, with substantial prejudgment interest, and specific performance of certain indemnification and release terms (Targus Group International vs. Howard Sherman et al.)

This sounds like fraud:
In 2000 Targus purchased one hundred percent of the stock of Roundhouse in exchange for $79 million in cash and Targus stock. During the next two years, Targus concluded that the Sherman group had not accurately represented Roundhouses financial condition and resulting stock purchase value, and called upon the group to pay damages for breach of warrantied representations underlying the purchase price. (Targus Group International vs. Howard Sherman et al.)

Contrary to what the case says, Howard Sherman didnt even found Roundhouse. Rather, he joined Roundhouse in 1993, which at the time was basically a 3-year-old design studio run by a couple of struggling young graphic artists. [2] He was one of many recent MBAs in that period. In the 1980s it seemed as though almost everyone was doing MBAs. We dont know what happened to the graphic artists, or if they are his co-defendants in this case.

In Shermans statement in response to the petition to disqualify him, as a US Senate candidate for the Democratic party (when hes been a Republican and he and his wife donated to his potential Republican opponent Wicker less than a year ago), says We have secured millions of dollars for foster kids, without mentioning that this was millions from the state of Mississippi. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/987019946218655746. Part of this Mississippi money seems to be matched with money from the federal government, i.e. from taxpayers from other states. In a recent article he comes close to admitting that it was the issue of government funding for his Hope Village childrens home that brought him into the US Senate race. [3]

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01:40

Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From VOA:
Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort
Last Updated: June 15, 2018 2:04 PM, by Masood Farivar
WASHINGTON  
A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to prison for tampering with witnesses while out on bail.

Manafort was free on $10 million unsecured bail since he was first indicted last October by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

He is one of 20 people charged by special counsel Robert Mueller and the first former Trump associate to go to prison in connection with the investigation.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, President Trump said: Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns. Didnt know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!

Manafort appeared in court to plead not guilty to new charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with his efforts to influence the testimony of two potential witnesses in his case.

Federal district judge Amy Berman Jackson, citing the new charges, granted a motion filed last week by Mueller, to revoke his bail and send him to prison while he awaits trial in September.

Manafort was escorted out of the court room by deputies as he waved to his wife.The latest indictment against him, issued by a grand jury last week, accused Manafort, 69, and a business associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, 48, of repeatedly contacting two unidentified people in an effort to sway their testimony. The contacts took place between February and April of this year.

According to prosecutors, the two potential witnesses worked with Manafort in enlisting a group of former European officials to lobby both European officials and members of Congress on Ukraines behalf.

Defense lawyers, saying Manafort was unaware the two people were cooperating with the special counsel, painted the contacts as innocuous. They asked that prosecutors provide a list of people Manafort should not be contacting while on bail.

A clear no-contact role will solve the problem, one of Manaforts lawyers said. He can be put in a position where conditions can be met.

But prosecutors argued that given Manaforts track record of flouting his bail conditions, no new terms would ensure compliance.

Were in a very different situation, said Andrew Weissmann, one of Mu...

01:40

23 Democratic Members Of Congress Call On Trump To Restore Protections For Whistleblowers Which He Removed With Executive Orders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Cummings, Pelosi, Hoyer, and Other Senior Democrats Call on President Trump to Rescind Executive Orders that Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers
Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Cummings, Pelosi, Hoyer, and Other Senior Democrats
Call on President Trump to Rescind Executive Orders that
Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers
Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2018)Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and 22 other senior Democrats sent a letter calling on President Donald Trump to immediately rescind three Executive Orders targeting federal whistleblowers.
 
Your Executive Orders are the most direct and systematic attack on whistleblower protections in a generation, the Members wrote.  They strip federal employees of procedures that were put in place to protect them against retaliation by their superiorswho are often political appointeesand they deny whistleblowers the representation of union members when they are punished for speaking the truth.  Your Executive Orders also degrade existing protections against undue partisanship in the federal workforce, allowing political appointees to terminate employees arbitrarily and without the check of meaningful collective bargaining.
 
The Members who joined the letter are top House Democrats:  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Linda Snchez (D-CA), Ral M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Robert Brady (D-PA), Adam Smith (D-WA), John A. Yarmuth (D-KY), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Nydia Velzquez (D-NY), Richard Neal (D-MA), Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Timothy Walz (D-MN), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), James McGovern (D-MA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Adam Schiff (D-CA).
 
More than twenty years ago, Congress enacted protections for whistleblowers who report waste, fraud, and abuse.  Before that, whistleblowers risked discipline, transfer, and termination in retaliation for their acts of patriotism.  Collective bargaining and union representation provide the first line of defense to federal whistleblowers, along with established procedures to protect the non-partisan professionals who make up the U.S. civil service.
 
Your Executive Orders risk turning the federal workplace into a reality show environment in which they can be fired for raising concerns with potentially illegal orders, unsafe work conditions, sexual harassment, or waste, fraud, and abuse, the Members wrote.  Your new Executive Orders will mark the end to meaningful contract bargaining in the federal government.  They will incentivize agency managers and political appointees to impose their will and flout the legal requirement to negotiate...

01:40

Update On Materials Seized From Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen In April 9th Raid "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update On Materials Seized From Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen In April 9th Raid, Filed June 15 2018

The materials seized include 315 megabytes of data from the first of two Blackberries; 16 pages of reconstructed shredded documents; 731 pages of messages, including call logs, from encrypted messaging apps.


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01:37

THERE'LL BE A LOT OF DO-OVERS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt:



Nahhh.

Let's assume the best-case scenario: President Trump is called to account for his crimes and/or his incompetence and leaves office in disgrace. Every enabler except a few who were directly entangled with Trump will get do-overs. They'll still be invited on Sunday talk shows. They'll be offered cushy jobs at universities and lobbying firms. They'll be welcome to run for office again or serve in future Cabinets. Their cocktail-party invitations won't trail off. The world of insider politics will just turn the page, just the way the page was turned after George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, and even, only a few years later, after Richard Nixon. We'll never be rid of these bastards. That's the way it works.

01:31

IG Report: FBI Lawyer #1 Tashina Gauhar and The Huma/Weiner Laptop Issues "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the information issues with the IG report is that its written entirely from an insiders perspective.  Therefore without an understanding of how divisions within Main Justice related to the discussed activity within FBI main DC offices it can Continue reading

01:30

FBI Director Wray On IG Report: Were Going to Hold Employees Accountable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI does a Starbucks, well just train our way out of what we did. Via Free Beacon: FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that the bureau has begun taking steps to address the errors of judgment identified in the inspector generals new report. The report details a range of failures on the part of the []

01:03

Neighbor Who Attacked Rand Paul Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ridiculous. He should have gotten more. Should have been a first degree assault. Via Free Beacon: The man who pleaded guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) in his front yard has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. In one of last years strangest sagas, Pauls neighbor Rene Boucher tackled the senator from []

00:30

The Latest Example Of Liberal Tolerance: Blacklisting The Childrens Book President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Non-political kids book, not acceptable to them. Via Daily Wire: Joanne Mattern, a Scholastic childrens book author, wrote a childrens book on President Trump aimed at first and second graders between the ages of six and seven. Predictably, liberal parents, authors and teachers called it dangerous and said that Trump should be described as a []

00:00

Trey Gowdy Hammers FBI Directors Response To IG report: Im Sorry, Youre Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Examiner: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., criticized Christopher Wrays response to the inspector general report on the FBIs handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, released Thursday. Gowdy said on Fox News Thursday evening that Wrays assertion that the report will not have lasting consequences for the bureau is flat-out wrong. Chris Wray, Im []

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23:55

Rep. Steve Scalise Joins President Trump in Opposition to Paul Ryans Historic Amnesty Plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) the House Majority Whip joined with President Donald Trump in opposition to Paul Ryans historic amnesty bill.

Speaker Paul Ryans amnesty plan offers amnesty first with possible border security in the future.

Breitbart.com reported:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise opposes House Speaker Paul Ryans amnesty plan, his office confirmed to Breitbart News on Friday. Scalise joins President Donald Trump in opposing the Ryan amnesty plan, which is scheduled at this time for a vote next Thursday in the House.

Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump, Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryans amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he certainly wouldnt sign the lame duck Ryans amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk.

Read the rest here.

President Trump told reporters this morning he certainly wouldnt sign Paul Ryans amnesty plan.

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23:34

Really cool cat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This black cat is the epitome of cool. Cant you just hear him say: My name is Bond. James Bond. ~Eowyn

23:30

Harvard Discriminated Against Asian Americans In Admissions, Gave Lower Personality Scores "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even if they hadnt met with them. Because thats the one subjective element with which they can tinker. Via Daily Caller: The plaintiff in an affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard University alleged Friday that the school regularly docked Asian American applicants for their personality. Students for Fair Admissions made the assertion based on its inspection []

23:15

Gregg Jarrett: IG Report Shows James Comey Committed Criminal Act Obstruction of Justice (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gregg Jarrett: IG Report Shows James Comey Committed Criminal Acts

Gregg Jarrett joined Melissa Francis on After the Bell on FOX Business Network on Friday.

On Friday morning President Donald Trump trashed fired FBI Chief James Comey during his discussion with Steve Doocy from FOX and Friends.

Gregg Jarrett weighed in on Comeys questionable acts later today.

Melissa Francis: Gregg is there anything in there thats criminal?

Gregg Jarrett: Yes, it would be obstruction of justice. You can obstruct your own investigation. Theres a key phrase in the report describing Comeys conduct. He made ad hoc decisions based on his personal views. In other words, he was manipulating the system contorting the law, twisting the facts to reach a pre-determined outcome that he desired. That is arguably a corrupt act under the obstruction of justice statutes.

Via After the Bell

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23:09

PC Madness: Netflix bans employees from looking at anyone for more than 5 seconds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stephen Moyers reports for The Sun, June 12, 2018, that in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo sex abuse scandals, Netflix has instituted new no-flirting rules: Film crews are banned from looking at anyone for over five seconds. Continue reading

23:00

The Crazy Reason The FBI Didnt Search The Devices Of Hillary Clintons Inner Circle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Examiner: While the FBI was investigating Hillary Clintons secret server where she kept official emails out of the view of the authorities until her lawyers could scrub them, for some reason, agents never searched the Blackberries or other email devices belonging to her inner circle at the State Department. Department of Justice Inspector []

22:48

OMG! Hillary Clinton Struggles Up Stairs at 8th Grade Graduation (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton arrived at Hamlin School in San Francisco Friday morning to give an 8th grade graduation speech.

The twice-failed presidential hopeful was seen walking out of her vehicle looking feeble as she slowly walked towards the school entrance.  

In the first video, Hillary Clinton is slowly and carefully walking to the staircase leading up to the entrance of Hamlin School.

Hillary pauses after she takes her first step and looks up to size the climb.

Hamlin School is a very prestigious, all-girls private school which costs $34,000 a year in tuition.

Hillary is really down with the struggle!

ABC News reporter, Amy Hollyfield caught Hillary on camera; it is unclear if Hillary was paid for this appearance, according to Hollyfield.

In the second video, Hillary Clinton is tightly gripping the hand railing as she struggled to make her way up the staircase.

Hillary Clinton has been spotted lately in heavy coats in sweltering heat, covering up what many people believe to be a back brace.

What is wrong with Hillary Clinton?

The post...

22:21

Ambassador Wolverine U.S.T.R Robert Lighthizer Discusses U.S./China Trade Reset. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the current status of the U.S. -v- China trade reset. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer are the targeted one-two punch behind the America-First Continue reading

22:20

Wisconsin Mother Accused Of Providing Support To ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Radicalized by Facebook. CUDAHY, WI (WITI/CNN) Authorities said a Wisconsin mother provided support to terrorist organization ISIS from her quiet suburban home. Shes accused of suggesting potential targets for bombing attacks and sharing information on biological weapons. On Wednesday, authorities arrested 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais, a mother who was originally born in Israel and []

22:00

Trump's New BBF "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




We've all heard this interview Trump did after his meeting with Kim Jong-Un, right? The one where he dismissed North Koreas human rights violations and Kim Jong Uns atrocities against his own people. Something like a quarter million North Koreans are political prisoners in concentration camps, subjected to forced labor, physical and psychological abuse and execution. North Korea has the worst human rights record in the world according to the UN, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. I wonder what American Trump-forever religious supporters will say when they start reading about the forced abortions and infanticide North Korea practices for racial purity. Fake news? James Brooke (NY Times):
On a cold March day, the bleak monotony of a North Korean prison work detail was broken when a squad of male guards arrived and herded new women prisoners together. One by one, they were asked if they were pregnant.

"They took them away in a car, and then forcibly gave them abortion shots," Song Myung Hak, 33, a former prisoner, recalled in a interview here about the day two years ago when six pregnant prisoners were taken from his work unit in the Shinuiju Provincial Detention Camp. "After the miscarriage shots, the women were forced back to work." More and more escapees from North Korea are asserting that forced abortions and infanticide are the norm in North Korean prisons, charges the country's official Korean Central News Agency has denounced as "a whopping lie."

In 2000 and 2001, China deported thousands of North Korean refugees, with many ending up in North Korean prison camps. People who later managed to escape again, to China and South Korea, say that prisoners discovered to be pregnant were routinely forced to have abortions. If babies were born alive, they say, guards forced prisoners to kill them.
Later David Hawk wrote in his book, The Hidden Gulag that abortions up to full term are induced by injection; live premature babies or full-term newborns are sometimes killed but more commonly simply discarded into a bucket or box and then buried...

21:56

Breaking: DEEP STATE Scrubbed Obamas Name from FBI Report on Hillarys Emails "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanks to the release of the IG report on Thursday we know that Barack Obama had direct contact with Clinton on private email server.

FOX News reported:

President Obama was one of a select handful of individuals who had direct contact with Hillary Clinton on her private email account, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz indicated in his bombshell report Thursday on the Clinton email probe.

In a footnote, the DOJ watchdog notes that FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account.

But the Obama DOJ hid this from the American public.

In fact, the Obama Deep State scrubbed Obamas name from the FBI report on Hillary Clintons email investigation.

100% Fed Up reported on this stunning revelation from the IG report.
Via Twitchy.

Scandal-free president had name scrubbed from James Comeys report on Hillary

Thanks for a Friday night news dump last September, we knew that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was emailing back-and-forth with President Obama using her private email address routed through her homebrew server. Dont worry about national security, though: Obama used a pseudonym that not even Huma Abedin knew, so it was all very secure.

That fact came up Thursday with the release of the OIG report, but with a new twist: according to the report, Clinton used her private email extensively while outside the United States, including from the territory of sophisticated adversaries, but the fact that she was corresponding with the president was scrubbed from James Comeys exoneration.

David French tweets screenshots from the IG report:

21:50

Report: Palestinians Ending Ramadan With 5,000 Kite Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So peaceful. Via Newsmax: Reports were swirling Thursday that Palestinians were preparing 5,000 kite and balloon bombs to launch from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory to mark the end of Ramadan, according to the Jerusalem Post. Israel Defense Forces said they were prepared to prevent their use, the news outlet reported and Palestinians reported []

21:33

War and Reintegration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How do you reintegrate someone into society after they have participated in mass violence, like war or crimes against humanity?

This is not a question we often ask ourselves. When at peace, it seems impossibly distant or subject to easy answers; when at war, the question of how to reintegrate the people trying to kill you into society seems obscene. But it is an extremely important practical question, and if you havent spent time on it, you may not be aware of how important it is to understanding both our history and current events: we live in the aftermath of its successes and failures. In America, the failure of reintegration after slavery so strongly defines our culture that its hard to imagine what the country would look like without it.

Cannon, by Chris Ubik.

Success and Failure

The textbook success story is the de-Nazification of Germany after WWII. Only a very small fraction of the people who participated in actual killings were ever brought to trial; most people simply went on with their lives, living in the extremely uncomfortable world where you never knew which of the people you dealt with on a daily basis had a horrific past. But despite this, German society not only did not disintegrate, it thrived, rapidly turning into a pillar of the community of nations.

There are too many failures for there to be a textbook example. Sometimes they take the form of powerful militias forming out of poorly-demobilized soldiers, as in Iraq after the second Gulf War; sometimes in the rise of less-organized gangs, as in many Central American countries after their 20th-century civil wars; and sometimes even in fundamental mechanisms of government, as in Russia after the fall of the USSR. (This last case illustrates how its not just war that does this: the systematic violence in the Soviet case came in the form of purges, secret police, people being exiled to Siberia or executed in the basement of Lubyanka, for decades on end.)

What the failures have in common is a population accustomed to using extreme violence as part of their daily lives, returning to normal life and continuing to use such violence on a daily basisbut this violence becomes so widespread that, instead of being condemned and treated as an outrage (like it would have been before), it becomes part of peoples normal expectation of daily l...

21:21

The First Thing They Steal Is Courage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally published Nov. 9, 2016 June 15, 2018 When the forces of destruction, hate, bigotry, greed, and violence rise into power, there are three things they steal before they plunder the treasury. Stopping them is where the struggle for life begins. []

21:19

President Trump Surprise Morning News Appearance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wow, the highest rated (by far) morning show, @foxandfriends, is on the Front Lawn of the White House. Maybe Ill have to take an unannounced trip down to see them? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018 Fox and Continue reading

21:16

Report: US To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Golf clap Via The Hill: The U.S. is reportedly planning to pull out of the UNs Human Rights Council after clashes over key issues such as Israel. A source told Reuters that the move could be imminent. The council will begin a three-week session in Geneva on Monday. Other diplomatic sources told Reuters that the []

21:13

SICK. Joe Scarborough Compares US Law Enforcement to Nazis who Kill Children White House Responds (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the modern day left Completely unhinged.

MSNBCs Joe Scarborough on Friday compared US law enforcement officers to Nazis.

The Morning Joe host compared US law enforcement officials to Nazis marching children to the showers.

Joe Scarborough: I know children are being marched away to showers. I know theyre being marched away to showers, being told they are just like the Nazis.

Via Morning Joe:

The Trump White House later today released a statement in response to the appalling statement by Joe Scarborough:

WH statement responding To Joe Scarboroughs outrageous and despicable slander and smear of federal law enforcement officers. Statement is attributable to Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley:

It is appalling that Joe Scarborough would compare sworn federal law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep American people safe to Nazis. This is the type of inflammatory and unacceptable rhetoric that puts a target on the backs of our great law enforcement. It is also horribly insulting to the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. Not only is Scarboroughs rhetoric shameful, but his facts are categorically false. When American citizens break the law, they are separated from their children and prosecuted. Its unclear why Scarborough believes that illegal aliens are entitled to more rights than those afforded to American citizens. While Scarborough is quick to launch into his straight-to-camera outrage over the temporary separation of illegal alien families, he has never shown similar outrage for the permanent separation of American families forever torn apart from their children, who were killed by criminal aliens as a result of Democrats open borders policies. If Joe Scarborough actually cared about keeping illegal alien families together, he would use his platform to support the Trump Administrations efforts to close loopholes in federal immigration law. Hogan Gidley

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21:11

TRUMP TO MEET PUTIN, WEEKS BEFORE THE MIDTERMS? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the midst of all the craziness going on today, there's this:

President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday its possible he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer.

A meeting between Trump and Putin was raised when the two leaders spoke by phone in April. Earlier this week, a senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, Richard Hooker, told a Russian news agency that the White House is exploring the idea.
I don't know whether this will happen, but the fact that Trump is considering it says to me that he thinks it will help Republicans in the midterms.

He's undoubtedly aware of polling that suggests that his summit with Kim Jong Un was well received by the American public. But that's because it's assumed that the summit could decrease the likelihood of a nuclear war. Meeting with Putin accomplishes ... what exactly? Apart from giving Trump an.opportunity to kiss up to his patron?

Despite softening among GOP voters, public opinion of Putin isn't very good: In a CNN poll last month, 77% of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of the Russian, while 11% had a favorable one. In a March CBS poll, the numbers were 5% favorable, 56% unfavorable.

But I think Trump believes that his meetings with tyrants make him look statesmanlike and Nobel-worthy, and therefore help his party. Either that or, in a Manafortian way, he has a compulsion to consort with the bad guys even as the legal noose tightens around him.

20:55

Ambassador of Madagascar to the United States: Who Is Eric Andriamihaja Robson? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The new ambassador to the United States from the island nation of Madagascar is no stranger to the U.S. Eric Andriamihaja Robson was appointed on February 27, 2018, arrived in Washington, DC, by the middle of the month, and presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on March 28, 2018, in an Oval Office ceremony. According to a report issued by Andriamihaja Robson, in 2016, Chinese companies opened 154 businesses in Madagascar and U.S. companies just 12.

 

A native of Madagascars largest city and capital, Antananarivo, Robson is a graduate of the College of St. Michael Amparibe, an elite secondary school located in the Amparibe quarter of Antananarivo.

 

Robson journeyed to the U.S. for his postsecondary education. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management in 1999, and an MBA with an emphasis on International Marketing in 2000, both at the University of South Carolina.

 

Robson joined the Economic Development Board of Madagascar (EDBM) in March 2007 as the representative of President Marc Ravalomanana. He later became the organizations director of facilitation and business. He was promoted to deputy director general in 2009, and was named director general and CEO in May 2015. EDBM promotes investment in Madagascar.

 

Robson has been affiliated with the African Infrastructure Development Partnership, a Swiss-based organization offering alternative approaches to African development, since 2015.

 

Robson teaches Business Administration at the Ecole Suprieure Sacr Coeur Antanimena (ESCA), a private college in Antananarivo, the University of Antananarivo, and at other schools in the area. He speaks fluent English, French, and Malagasy.

-Matt Bewig

 

To Learn More:

LinkedIn Profile

AFIDEP Profile (African Infrastructure Development Partnership)

De la promotion des investissements la diplomatie: Eric Robson Andriamihajamananirina nous reprsente aux Etats-Unis! (Madagascar Foreign Ministry)

20:46

POTUS Trump Reacts to Manafort Arrest What About Comey and Crooked Hillary? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trumps former campaign chair Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday.

The Obama-appointed, criminal-in-a-robe, Judge Amy Berman Jackson sent Manafort to jail citing recent obstruction charges.

Paul Manafort was hunted down by Robert Mueller because of his connection to President Trump.

Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was hit with a third indictment by Robert Mueller last Friday for witness tampering.

The Special Counsel accused Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of attempting to tamper with potential witnesses, in a court filing Monday.

Dirty Cop Mueller raided Manaforts iCloud account to obtain phone records and other documents.

Mueller and his team of liberal hacks are roving outside of the original point of the Special Counsel which is why Rosenstein is fighting like hell to conceal his memo detailing Muellers scope.

Manaforts alleged crimes go back over a decade, yet Mueller, with his unlimited time and resources is hunting down Trumps former campaign chair with a vengeance.

President Trump reacted to the news of Manaforts arrest on Friday.

Trump tweeted: Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns. Didnt know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!

20:20

NYPD Deploys More Officers To Stem Pockets Of Violence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reactive law enforcement. Via Officer Com: Starting Friday, nearly 300 additional NYPD officers who normally have desk jobs begin hitting the streets in nine commands as part of an effort to combat pockets of violence that have cropped up around the city, officials said Thursday. The additional officers will target known hot spots in eight []

20:08

IG Report: FBI Agents Found Huma Abedin Deleting Classified/Hillary Emails From Yahoo Account But Failed to Subpoena Her Devices "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

According to the Inspector General, FBI agents found Huma Abedin deleting classified/Hillary Clinton emails from her Yahoo account but failed to subpoena her devices.

Huma forwarded State Department passwords and classified emails to this Yahoo account before it was hacked by foreign agents and the FBI did nothing. Let that sink in.

In late December, the State Department released a portion of the documents found on pervert Anthony Weiners laptop and at least 5 emails contain classified information.

The FBI seized Weiners laptop after he was caught sexting with an underage teenager and discovered CLASSIFIED INFORMATION on the disgraced politicians computer.

It turns out Hillary Clintons aide, Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails to all of her insecure Yahoo email accounts which were later hacked by foreign actors. Among the foreign agents that hacked Humas Yahoo emails included RUSSIANS.

According to The Daily Caller, the three email accounts Abedin used were abedinh@state.gov, huma@clintonemail.com, and humamabedin@yahoo.com.

Now this

Paul Sperry: BREAKING: FBI agents found Abedin deleting classified & Clinton emails from her Yahoo account but failed to subpoena her devices. If they had, maybe they wouldnt have had to reopen the case in 11th hour when NY agents found work emails on the laptop she shared w her perv husband

19:50

Arizona Rancher Says Border Patrol Agents Shooting Could Have Been Averted "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Times: Jim Chilton has long warned the government about the few strands of barbed wire that separate Mexico from the U.S. on his Arizona ranch. He says the lack of a serious barrier, combined with the Border Patrols enforcement decisions, have effectively ceded miles of U.S. territory to the Sinaloa cartel, which has []

19:43

CRIMINAL IN A ROBE=> Heres the Rundown on the Corrupt Obama-Appointed Judge Who Tossed Manafort in Jail "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

It sure seems like every Obama appointed judge is a far left radical who puts their own distorted interpretation of reality ahead of the US Constitution.  In this respect, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson is a case study.  This past week she again showed that she puts politics before the law.

Her actions with Paul Manafort alone are cause for her to be removed or impeached.

We reported two months ago and again earlier this month, that Obama appointed liberal activist Judge, Amy Berman Jackson, was assigned to the most important court case in US history. Sadly, Judge Jackson has a horrible far left record on the bench. In 2013 Judge Jackson rejected arguments from the Catholic Church that Obamacares requirements that employers provide cost free coverage to contraceptive services is contrary to their religious beliefs and violated their religious and free speech freedoms. This was overturned by the Supreme Court.

In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.

Then on January 19th of this year, a Paul Manaforts case was reassigned to Judge Jackson on January 19th, a few weeks after being filed.

It is unknown why she was assigned to this case or by whom.

What is clear is that with her atrocious and slanted record to date, the Deep State and the Mueller team certainly wanted Judge Jackson overseeing the Manafort case and this is supported by her record to date.

On Janu...

19:42

Michael Hudson: Chinas Export Competitiveness = Underpaying Women + Trumps Trade Wars: An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad June 15, 2018 Max Keiser probes away on my recent visit to China. We delve into the Chinese development model. Prof Michael Hudson on June 13, 2018 Prof Michael Hudson on the Keiser Report, discussing the outcomes of a recent visit to China. What is Chinas economic development model? []

19:30

#WarOnWomen: Quentin Tarantino signs on actor who assaulted female executive for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Quentin Tarantino wrote and is directing a new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is due out August 2019. About the movie, from IMDb: A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a Continue reading

19:20

Hah! Donald Trump Jr. Retweets Sad Ben Rhodes Presidential Birthday Remix "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hah!

President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday the same day as the IG report was released on Obama deep state corruption.

For this special day Carpe Donktum released a special presidential birthday video featuring Ben Rhodes.
This is hilarious!

Presidential son Don Jr. retweeted the birthday wish.
Via Reddit The Donald:

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19:20

Border Patrol Agents Raid Texas Stash House And Find 62 Illegal Aliens Crammed On Top Of Each Other Inside "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Border patrol is on the offensive. Via Daily Mail: Sixty two illegal immigrants have been found crammed in a Texas stash house when it was raided by border patrol agents. The agents raided the home in Laredo on the US-Mexican border on Tuesday. Authorities said the 62 undocumented immigrants found inside the property were waiting []

19:00

Lindsey Graham: If You Dont Like Me Working with President Trump I dont Give a Shi*t (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senator Lindsey Graham went on CNN to discuss President Trumps historic meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Graham spoke with the US president after his talks with Jong-Un in Singapore.

The CNN hosts were not used to Graham praising President Trump.
Thats when Lindsey Graham snapped back at them.

Sen. Graham: So if you dont like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, I dont give a sh*t.

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18:57

Internet Responds To Hillarys Three Word Fit At James Comey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton threw an absolute fit when it was revealed in the IG report that James Comey had himself had a private email with which he had conducted some business. It got over a half a million likes and was cheered by many on the left. Despite the fact that it basically amounts to a []

18:51

BREAKING: Horowitz Confirms He Did NOT Recover All Missing Strzok-Page Text Messages "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Although the report was well over 500 pages and took a year and a half to produce, it is an incomplete investigation.

Inspector General Horowitz confirmed Friday his staff was unable to recover all of the missing Strzok-Page text messages from Dec. 15, 2016- May 17 2017.

Text messages from the Trump-hating FBI lovebirds between December of 2016 all the way up until THE DAY Mueller was appointed, May 17, 2017 mysteriously went missing. The FBI blamed it on a glitch.

Horowitz was able to recover a few text messages, however; many are still missing.

Even worse, Horowitz did not obtain any text messages from Justice Department prosecutors involved in Hillarys MYE investigation nor messages from Strzoks Gmail account.

Follow this thread from investigative reporter, Paul Sperry:

BREAKING: IG Horowitz confirms his staff did not recover all of Strzoks or Pages text messages from the December 15, 2016 May 17, 2017 gap period when FBI suffered mysterious archivingglitch

BREAKING: IG Horowitz did not obtain or examine ANY text messages from Justice Department prosecutors involved in the MidYearExam investigation of Clinton emails

18:36

Comey Says He Forgot That Weiner Was Married To Abedin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Liberals are trying to claim his writing the letter to Congress at the end of October was what did in Hillary. But it wouldnt have been dropped at that point if they hadnt sat on it since September. Strzok failed to tell Comey until early October and then Comey didnt tell Congress until the end []

18:15

Hugh Hewitt: Trump Would Have Won By Bigger Margin, If People Knew Of FBI Bias, Hillary Server Breached "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

1. They sat on the Weiner laptop information 2. Extensive PR campaign on how to spin it. 3. Foreign Actors accessed her server. Fox noted that the info from one email was in fact secret. And the suggestion of that access in the original Comey statement was removed. Comey said it wasnt known, and that []

18:00

Jordan Shows Gratitude For Saudi Gift By Planting Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Politicians like to manipulate news outlets for their purposes. Below is a nice little example of how this works. Today the Saudi owned fish-wrap Al Arabiya tweeted this: Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng - 11:12 AM - 15 Jun 2018 #Jordan...

18:00

The Democratic Fight Over House Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


You read about all these Democratic candidates who say they're not going to vote for Pelosi for Speaker. It's almost de rigueur for them to say it sometime during their campaign. She laughs and says she has the votes anyway. Does she? There have been more than a few discontented right-of-center Blue Dogs and New Dems already in Congress who say she should step now, primarily ambitious malcontents from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party like Kathleen Rice from Long Island. But lately enough normal Democrats are starting to whisper about her time being up as well. I don't know if she actually has the votes anymore.

Some members have told me she's trying to broker a deal that would allow her to become Speaker again if she promises to step down after 100 days and retire-- allowing for a special election is San Francisco with her daughter Christine likely to follow in her footsteps. (caveat: I like Christine; I don't like political dynasties).

On Wednesday, a normal, garden variety Democrat and heretofore Pelosi backer, Brian Higgins (D-NY), told the Buffalo News that he will not back Pelosi for another term as Democratic leader, complaining about the lack of a clear Democratic agenda as an alternative to Seor Trumpanzee and the increasingly radicalized GOP. He claims that his opinion is widely shared but only whispered. I've found the same thing, complicated by how so many people feel like her and feels personal loyalty towards her.
Higgins cited the lack of a clear Democratic agenda as an alternative to President Trump, as well as Pelosi's lack of interest in his bills to expand Medicare and invest in infrastructure, as the key sources of his frustration.
...

17:53

BREAKING: Federal Judge JAILS Paul Manafort Citing Recent Obstruction Charges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING NEWS.

Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday.

Trumps former campaign chair Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday.

Paul Manafort was hunted down by Robert Mueller because of his connection to President Trump.

This type of witch hunt is what you see in Banana Republics.

AP reported: BREAKING: Federal judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort ahead of trial, citing recently filed obstruction charges.

Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was hit with a third indictment by Robert Mueller last Friday for witness tampering.

The Special Counsel accused Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of attempting to tamper with potential witnesses, in a court filing Monday.

Dirty Cop Mueller raided Manaforts iCloud account to obtain phone records and other documents.

This is another attempt to distract from the damning IG report released Thursday.

This story is developingplease refresh page for updates.

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17:52

VIDEO: CNN Pleads with Remaining Viewers We Are Not The Enemy of the American People "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trumps criticism of the mainstream media, which usually is met with scorn from leftists near and far, was instead met with a plea for mercy this week from Wolf Blitzer.

In a Wednesday Morning tweet, President Trump referred to the Fake News media, especially NBC and CNN, as our countrys biggest enemy.

Following the tweet, Wolf Blitzer pleaded with CNN viewers, saying we love the American people and we are not the enemy of the American people.

WATCH:

 

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17:41

New Study: No Systemic Evidence Of Racism When Police Use Deadly Force "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Left isnt going to like that. Via Daily Wire: A new study of officer-involved fatal shootings in 20152016 found there was no systemic evidence of racial disparity in police use of deadly force. The study, offered by two Michigan State University psychology professors and an Arizona State University professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, William []

17:21

IG Report: FBI Getting Freebies From Media May Be Federal Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yup, but no scandal there. And now you wonder where the leaks came from. If there was a quid pro quo theyre in deep doo. Via Daily Caller: A bombshell inspector general report released Thursday revealed that several FBI employees improperly received gifts from reporters, in connection with possible leaks of sensitive information. Although public []

17:09

WATCH=> Obama Lies on TV About Hillary Clintons Private Email Server (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Barack Obama held an interview with Steve Kroft from 60 Minutes in October 2015.

Kroft asked President Obama if he knew about Hillary Clintons private email server.

Steve Kroft: Did you know about Hillary Clintons use of a private email server?

Barack Obama: No No.

We now know this was another Obama lie.

Thanks to the release of the IG report on Thursday we know that Barack Obama had direct contact with Clinton on private email server.

FOX News reported:

President Obama was one of a select handful of individuals who had direct contact with Hillary Clinton on her private email account, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz indicated in his bombshell report Thursday on the Clinton email probe.

In a footnote, the DOJ watchdog notes that FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account.

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17:00

Scandal-free President Had Name Scrubbed from James Comeys Report On Hillary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And gee, who told them to do that? Hence the reason to subpoena Peter Strzok. Via Twitchy: Thanks for a Friday night news dump last September, we knew that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was emailing back-and-forth with President Obama using her private email address routed through her homebrew server. Dont worry about national security, []

16:45

Paul Ryan DACA Deal Grants Amnesty First, Maybe Border Wall Later "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No deal, no amnesty. Via Breitbart: A plan to give amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be triggered by secured funding for a wall along the United States-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned. The legislation, crafted by House []

16:37

Boom! Trump Blasts Liberal Reporter on Talks with Kim Jong-Un: I dont want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump left the West Wing on Friday morning and walked out on the White House lawn to talk with FOX and Friends host Steve Doocy.

The president spoke with Steve Doocy for a half hour.

President Trump then went and spoke with liberal mainstream reporters for another 20 minutes.

During his interview with liberal reporters he was asked about his kind words on Kim Jong-Un.

President Trump responded:

Reporter: You spoke passionately about the circumstances that led to Otto Warmbiers death. In same breath, youre defending Kim Jong Uns human rights records. How can you do that?

Trump: You know why? Because I dont want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family

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16:24

Trump Takes Out Top Taliban Leader in Drone Strike "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nearly three months ago, the US offered a $5 Million reward for information leading to the capture or killing of Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Fazlullah rose to power as the leader of Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM)  following the capture of Sufi Muhammad in 2002, eventually becoming the leader of the Pakistani arm of the Taliban in 2007.

Fazlullah was killed in a US Drone Strike in the Afghan province of Kunar Thursday morning, according to Pakistani ISI Officials who spoke to the New York Times.

A picture from AFP of Fazlullah from 2008

NATO also confirmed that Fazlullah was killed, in a statement to Reuters early Thursday Morning.

The tracking down and killing of Fazlullah marks one of the first manifestations of a US policy shift way from bringing the Taliban to the table for negotiations and towards killing their senior leadership. This shift seems to have taken place exactly as General H.R. McMaster left the White House and as John Bolton entered. In August 2017 National Security Adviser described Pakistan as Iran or North Korea on steroids.

Pakistan does not support US drone strikes on terrorists within or near their country, claiming that they threaten their sovereignty.

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SPOILED CHILD IN CHIEF "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They don't call him the Giant Toddler for nothing:

After arriving in Singapore on Sunday, an antsy and bored Trump urged his aides to demand that the meeting with Kim be pushed up by a day to Monday and had to be talked out of altering the long-planned and carefully negotiated summit date on the fly, according to two people familiar with preparations for the event.

Were here now, the president said, according to the people. Why cant we just do it?

Trumps impatience, coupled with a tense staff-level meeting between the two sides on Sunday, left some aides fearful that the entire summit might be in peril.
That's from The Washington Post, and we're given an explanation of how trouble was averted. I don't believe this part:
Ultimately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders persuaded Trump to stick with the original plan, arguing that the president and his team could use the time to prepare, people familiar with the talks said.
Let me clarify: I believe they said that. I don't believe the president found it persuasive. What additional preparation would Trump think he needed? Preparation for his gut, for his "feel"? I'm sure he thought his "feel" had preparing for this moment all its life.
They also warned him that he might sacrifice wall-to-wall television coverage of his summit if he abruptly moved the long-planned date to Monday in Singapore, which would be Sunday night in the United States.
Okay, that I believe was persuasive. It doesn't even make sense -- President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden on a Sunday night, and he got wall-to-wall coverage. If someone had told Trump the bin Laden announcement was on a Sunday, not only would he have been determined to rush the summit, he would have demanded to know Obama's Nielsen ratings that night, and he would have spent the rest of his time in Singapore obsessing over whether his ratings would be higher. (And he probably would have discussed that at length with Kim Jong Un.)

The Post story also tells us this:
At one point, after watching North Korean television, which is entirely state-run, the president talked about...

16:15

New York Dem Rep Wont Support Pelosi For House Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shes toxic. Via Free Beacon: Rep. Brian Higgins (D., N.Y.) said Wednesday he will not support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) for another term as the Democratic leader in the House. Higgins referred to Pelosi as aloof, frenetic and misguided, and said she has not put forth a clear Democratic agenda, Buffalo News []

15:59

POTUS Trump: I Beat Bush Dynasty, I Beat Clinton Dynasty, Now Im Going to Beat Dishonest Intelligence (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump left the West Wing on Friday morning and walked out on the White House lawn to talk with FOX and Friends host Steve Doocy.

The president spoke with Steve Doocy for a half hour.

President Trump then went and spoke with liberal mainstream reporters for another 20 minutes.

President Trump: I beat Clinton dynasty. I beat Bush dynasty, and now, I guess, hopefully Im in the process of beating very dishonest intelligence.

Lets hope so.
The liberal Justice Department is out of control.

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15:45

Nike Cancelled Irans World Cup Shoe Sponsorship Because Of American Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nike steps up to the plate. WASHINGTON (Circa) When Iran takes the field for their first World Cup match in Russia, they wont be wearing Nike at least not free Nike. The Oregon-based sportswear company canceled a shipment of sponsored shoes to the Iranian national team just days before the 2018 World Cup []

15:33

President Trump on Leaker James Comey: They Seem Like Criminal Acts to Me. What He Did Was Criminal (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump left the West Wing on Friday morning and walked out on the White House lawn to talk with FOX and Friends host Steve Doocy.

The president spoke with Steve Doocy for a half hour.

President Trump then went and spoke with liberal mainstream reporters for another 20 minutes.

Steve Doocy: Should James Comey be locked up?

President Trump: Well, look, I would never want to get involved in that. Certainly, they really seem like very criminal acts to me. What he did was criminal. What he did was a terrible thing to the people. What he did was so bad in regard to our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country. Should he be locked up? Let somebody make a determination. Look at all the dishonest things that Crooked Hillary did. Look whats gone on. Its very sad.

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15:31

If a Prosecutor Breaks the Law in Secret, Does the Crime Exist? Not According to Texas Prosecutors. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shannon Edmonds and Stacey Soule looked confident sitting before a panel of lawmakers in the Texas Capitol late last month. Soule is the states prosecuting attorney, whose office litigates cases before the states highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals. Edmonds is a staff attorney and the government relations expert for the powerful Texas District and County Attorneys Association. As such, hes used to lawmakers heeding his counsel; criminal justice reform is nearly impossible without the support of his association.

The pair was sitting before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee for a hearing regarding prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of defense counsel. Soule was there with what sounded like good news. She told the committee that while cases involving prosecutorial misconduct have dominated discussions about the integrity of our criminal justice system in recent years, she was pleased to report that those cases have become less prevalent. Shed done the research and found that over the last 12 months, the Court of Criminal Appeals had only granted relief four times based on a claim that prosecutors had committed misconduct by withholding evidence.

When it was his turn to speak, Edmonds applauded Soules findings. Having information like this is great, he told the committee, in part because when it comes to prosecutorial misconduct (and ineffective assistance), there is often more heat than light. A lot of people bang the tables about these problems and claim they are epidemic. And those claims dont always hold up to scrutiny. If you search online for prosecutorial misconduct, he said, youll find a lot of complaints and supposed data that is rarely independently scrutinized the way Soule had done.

Of course, looking at the few cases where the notoriously rigid Court of Criminal Appeals has granted relief to a defendant on a claim of prosecutorial misconduct doesnt seem like the best metric for determining that misconducts prevalence. Just days before the hearing, a district court judge in Fort Worth had issued a scathing opinion in the death penalty case against a man named Paul Storey, who was sentenced to die for a 2006 murder at a putt-putt golf course. At his trial, prosecutors told the jury that the victims parents, Glenn and Judy Cherry, believed the death penalty was an appropriate punishment for the murder of their son, Jonas. But that wasnt true. In fact, the Cherrys were adamantly against the death penalty, which they had communicated to prosecutors.

When recently questioned under oath about their actions in the case, the prosecutors said they did nothing wrong claiming that they told Storeys defense attorney about the Cherrys opposition and then later that Glenn Cherry had changed his mind durin...

15:31

Beware: Proposal to split California into 3 will create 3 liberal states! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A proposal to split California into three states will be on the ballot this November. Backers of CAL 3, led by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padillas Office, Continue reading

15:15

President Trump on His Birthday Wish: All I Want Is For America to Be Successful (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump left the West Wing on Friday morning and walked out on the White House lawn to talk with FOX and Friends host Steve Doocy.

The president spoke with Steve Doocy for a half hour.

The conversation covered trade, Russia, Comey and his 72nd birthday on Thursday.

President Trump told Steve, All I want for my birthday is for America to be successful.

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15:00

This Alt-Right Life, Episode 22: A Requiem for Globalism with Mariann ry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On this episode of This Alt-Right Life, I talk to Hungarian journalist Mariann ry. Mariann is the head of the foreign desk at Magyar Hirlap, one of Hungarys largest daily newspapers. In the first segment, we discuss the upcoming migrant quota referendum in Hungary on Sunday, how the migrant crisis is tearing Europe apart, how George Soros is trying to manipulate European governments with NGOs, and much more.

In the second segment, Mariann and I discuss the conflict between eastern and western European countries on the migrant question. We talk about the collapse of Angela Merkels CDU party in Germany due to the migrant invasion, her predictions for the outcome of Sundays vote, the rise of nationalist parties in other European countries, and more. This episode originally aired on September 26, 2016.

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14:57

Employee Arrested In Shooting At South Carolina Obama Gas Station That Injured 1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WISTV: An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting at a gas station in Northeast Columbia. Antar Daralhaj, 20, is facing a number of charges including assault and battery of high and aggravated nature. The shooting happened on Saturday at the Obama gas station on Farrow Road. Daralhaj was an employee at []

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Germany: Leftists Sabotage Moment of Silence for Raped and Murdered 14-Year-Old Jewish Girl (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Iraqi migrant Ali Bashar raped and murdered 14-year-old Susanna Feldman in Germany.

He later boasted to friends that he raped and murdered a Jewish girl.


Susanna Feldman, 14, a German Jewish schoolgirl, whose body was found buried on the outskirts of the western German city of Wiesbaden on June 6, 2018 (via Facebook)

Vlad Tepes reported:

The girl from Wiesbaden, who was raped and strangled, was the daughter of Russian expats.

By Edward Chesnokov

The tolerance and multiculturalism of the most powerful country in the EU have reached new levels some disturbing details of the gruesome and cynical murder of Suzanna Feldman from Mainz (in Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany) have become public. In mid-May, the 14-year old daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russia went out with her friends to downtown Wiesbaden. She didnt come home that night. At first, her family was hopeful: who knows what those teenagers might be up to?

But, two days later one of her friends told her parents that Susanna was raped and murdered. The family rushed to the police, only to be told by the officers that when no victims body has been found, no case can be opened.

Then the search for the unfortunate girl started, with dozens of volunteers. Finally, on June 6th, she was found strangled in a wooded area next to the Wiesbaden-Frankfurt highway. The body had strangulation marks from after multiple rapes. The investigation could have taken many months had it not been for a teenaged refugee from the local asylum center for the New Germans. He said:

A guy from Iraq, Ali, wanted to show how tough he was, he boasted that he raped and murdered a Jewish girl.

The authorities have quickly learned: the perpetrator is a 20-year-old refugee (or more pr...

14:00

2018 Midterms-- All About Seor Trumpanzee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Yesterday's Wall Street Journal reported that Marc Short, Trump's liaison to Congress is quitting, complaining that trying to push Trump's agenda through the GOP-controlled Congress has reached a point of "diminishing returns." Far right extremists are delighted because they view him as a champion for the GOP establishments. They're always bitching that he didn't obtain funding for the Great Wall of Trumpanzee or repeal ObamaCare. Maybe he'll go back to his old job working for the Koch brothers' political operation.Yesterday's Wall Street Journal reported that Marc Short, Trump's liaison to Congress is quitting, complaining that trying to push Trump's agenda through the GOP-controlled Congress has reached a point of "diminishing returns." Far right extremists are delighted because they view him as a champion for the GOP establishments. They're always bitching that he didn't obtain funding for the Great Wall of Trumpanzee or repeal ObamaCare. Maybe he'll go back to his old job working for the Koch brothers' political operation.

Sounds grand to me-- for the Democrats. The Capitol Hill Republicans hate his guts as much as Democrats do-- maybe more, if that's possible... but they whisper it and clam up when there are microphones around... pining for an Eisenhower in 2020 to save them. Nazis are in heaven. "Deal with it," said Corey Stewart, the anti-immigrant, pro-Confederate symbols, new Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia: "This is the new Republican Party." As for the people resisting, Stewart said, "Theyre dinosaurs. They need to wake up and understand that President Trump has fundamentally remade the Republican Party." In his concession speech, Mark Sanford said, "We are a nation of laws." In her victory speech, the self funding Trumpist who beat him, Katie Arrington had a different interpretation of...

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The Misogynistic Logic of Jeff Sessionss Horrifying New Asylum Policy For Domestic Violence Victims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 1993, it gave long overdue recognition to the fact that gendered domestic violence is not a private issue, but a public health and human rights concern for the international community. Attorney General Jeff Sessionss decision this week to stop giving asylum protections for domestic violence victims stands in grim conflict with this principle.

On Monday, Sessions reversed an immigration courts ruling that granted asylum to a woman from El Salvador whose husband had repeatedly abused her physically, sexually, and emotionally. The court ruled in 2014 that domestic violence victims constitute a social group when it comes to asylum considerations. But in a 31-page ruling with profound implications for immigration policy, Sessions wrote that generally claims on domestic and gang violence will no longer qualify for asylum and will not even reach the initial credible fear standard to allow an immigrant to have her asylum claim heard by a judge. Victims of domestic and gang violence, in other words, wont even be able to have their claims for asylum heard.

The effect of Sessionss ruling could be sweeping and immediate. Immigration attorneys have said this decision could invalidate tens of thousands of pending asylum claims from women fleeing domestic and gang violence, which often intersect, in Central America and Mexico.

Sessions reasoned that, as victims of private criminal activity perpetrated by nongovernmental actors, these asylum seekers fail to meet the legal standard to be considered asylees. Yet in conjuring the legal category of private crime which has no legal meaning  Sessions and his Justice Department rejected the idea that epidemic levels of domestic violence put women in the societal position of a persecuted group. It is the very sort of logic framing gendered violence as a private, rather than a systematic, human rights issue that has enabled centuries of domestic abuse without any accountability.

His claim that this is a private crime is a return to a misogynist framework that assesses women as property.

His claim that this is a private crime is a return to a misogynist framework that assesses women as property, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a human and civil rights legal organization, told me. She said that under Sessionss determinations, Crimes against women as chattel by the masters of a household or relationship thus are not human rights violations, but...

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Vogue magazine asks, Should we still let children play with toy guns? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its the Classic Mother BB Gun Block. Pro-tip for the women cited in this article: We have THOUSANDS of strict gun laws already on the books. The problem is enforcement and those darn criminals who dont obey them. And if Continue reading

12:00

Federal Countering Violent Extremism Grants Focus on Minority Communities Including in Schools "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The United States government offers millions of dollars in grants for local and state government agencies with the stated purpose of rooting out potential terrorists, but the people receiving those grants have particular targets in mind: minorities. These minority communities, particularly Muslims, are the focus of the anti-terror grants despite surging white supremacist political violence. Some 85 percent of the grants which are offered by the federal government under the controversial rubric of Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, programs  target Muslims and other minority groups, according to a new study issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, a public policy and law institute.

This programming is based on the idea that some communities particularly Muslims, immigrants, and refugees are more prone to ideological violence, said Faiza Patel, the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center and a co-author of the report. But weve never seen attempts to build resiliency among white communities following acts of violence by white Americans.

This programming is based on the idea that some communities particularly Muslims, immigrants, and refugees are more prone to ideological violence.

Implicit in the Brennan Centers findings, which looked at some two dozen grant applications obtained through public records requests, was the characterization of increased local diversity as a potential national security risk. Many of the CVE applications echoed some of the toxic rhetoric of President Donald Trumps administration a sign that anti-Muslim sentiment and bigotry at the top of the federal government was trickling down into local policy.

One of things that is striking about these grants programs is that they are being implemented under an administration that is overtly hostile to diversity and wants to return to a time of a more ethnically homogenous America, she said. If thats your model for the country, you will obviously be prone to view diversity itself as a threat.

CVE programs are ostensibly aimed at staunching the sort of radicalization that could lead to terrorist attacks, but in practice they have been widely panned by members of the communities the programs target. Criticisms of the program often st...

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Will the U.S. Ever Give Up Its Nukes? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherRadio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

This week, Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state, raising the prospect that the repressive dictatorship might finally take steps toward dismantling its nuclear program. But theres something missing from this whole conversation about disarmament and denuclearization: the fact that the United States itself is sitting on the worlds most powerful stockpile of nuclear weapons. Call it the nuclear elephant in the room: U.S. politicians are petrified by North Koreas nukes, obsessed over Irans hypothetical nukes but what about the very real and present danger posed to all of humanity by Americas 6,800 nuclear warheads? And what about the fact that those nukes which could destroy the world several times over could be launched in a matter of minutes, without congressional authorization or Pentagon approval? Beatrice Fihn, the director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and William J. Perry, secretary of defense under President Clinton, join Mehdi Hasan to discuss the nuclear threat closer to home.

Beatrice Finh: At some point, the United States also has to recognize that they have nuclear weapons. Their nuclear weapons arent less dangerous than North Korean nuclear weapons.

Mehdi Hasan: Im Mehdi Hasan. Welcome to Deconstructed.

What a week. History was made. The little rocket man and the mentally deranged dotard finally kissed and made up an embrace in Singapore and a promise of peace.

President Donald J. Trump: I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step towards a bright new future for his people.

DJT: Really, hes got a great personality. Hes a funny guy. Hes a very smart guy. Hes a great negotiator. Loves his people, he loves his country. He wants a lot of good things, and thats why hes doing this.

Greta Van Susteren: But hes starved them, hes been brutal to them. He still loves his people?

DJT: Look,...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

Alrighty! The weekend is here! And who did Trump spend his "quality time" with last weekend? His now reclusive, embarrassed and humiliated wife Melania? Nope! Seor Trumpanzee jetted off to his North Korea prom with his new love Sean Hannity. I'm sure they had a lovely time on our dime! I hear the food spread was terrific. Look for the happy couple to be together again this weekend! Is there a hotter couple on the celebrity scene right now? You decide! These two talk constantly and hate to be apart for even a second. I bet Mike Pence is steaming. And if you think he's steaming now, just wait 'til Trumpanzee asks Sean to be his VP partner in 2020. Trumpies everywhere will rejoice and rush to the polls in support.

07:15

Free Heroin For Junkies? Seattle Explores Public Funding For Druggies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its like theres a never ending duel between Portland and Seattle to who can out-wackjob the other. Seattle now one-ups Portland, as city councilor Sally Bagshaw wants public funds to go toward paying for illicit street drugs for junkies.

The Maven reports:

Several Seattle City Council members have announced that they plan to move forward with multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded proposal to purchase a massive recreation vehicle that would provide intravenous drug users with a space to shoot up.

One city council member said she would even like to look into the option of providing illegal drugs for users.

We were looking at those city-owned and county-owned properties, but none were really viable that were appropriate, Seattle Human Services Department representative Meg Olberding told KIRO.

Instead of a brick-and-mortar location, project proponents began exploring the concept of a fixed-mobile site, which would allow the RV to be moved to a set location each day, then taken back to a secure facility off-site for cleaning and maintenance at night, KIRO reported.

The RV would offer accommodations including booths where addicts could use illegal drugs and a separate section designated for recovery.

...

06:51

IG Report Bombshell Just Beginning, More Anti Trump Media Lies, Economic Update "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 339 6.15.18) The long awaited Inspector General (IG) report on the FBI and how it handled the Clinton email (exoneration) case is out, and it has destroyed the reputation of fired FBI Director James Comey. It is also just the beginning in destroying the careers of many at the FBI []

06:36

Dinesh DSouza on IG Report: In America Today There Are Quite a Few Criminals with Badges (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated review on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

The IG report found an institutionalized corruption and bias and far left operatives influencing policy throughout the upper echelons of the FBI.

Inspector General Horowitz referred FIVE FBI employees for investigation after MORE disgusting anti-Trump text messages surfaced.

The five FBI employees have not been named at this time.

On Thursday night filmmaker and author Dinesh DSouza joined Roger Steon on The Ingraham Angle.

Dinesh told Laura we must concede to a horrible new reality in America.

Dinesh DSouza: I think the American people like me are arriving at the dismaying realization that in America today there are quite a few criminals with badges. Now, growing up as I did in India we had a lot of corruption and we knew that there were criminals on the street and there were criminals with badges. But the criminals with badges were more dangerous because they dont just violate the law they corrupt the law.

Via The Ingraham Angle:

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06:20

June 15th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #512 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:15

Friday June 15th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:05

Anyone Think Trump Has Read The Constitution, Let Alone Understood It? Kellyanne's Hubby Does "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"



Some of the really craziest Republicans in the House, the Devin Nuneses and Matt Gaetzes of the dysfunctional chamber, have been trying, along with Giuliani and Hannity, to claim the Mueller investigation of Russian i Kellyanne Conwaytook to the pages of Lawfare on Monday to set his fellow-Republicans straight. I feel like we're living through the first season of Billions.

Trump, of course, in a twitter explosion of adderall-fuelled, self-serving rage and idiocy a few days ago claimed the very appointment of the "Special Councel (sic) is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL." The tweet-- and the one that correct his misspelling-- have been removed from his feed. Conway provided his readers with both:




Seor Trumpanzee "didnt explain, he wrote, "what his argument was, or where he got it, but a good guess is that it came from some recent writings by a well-respected conservative legal scholar and co-founder of the Federalist Society, professor Ste...

06:01

Trumps Historic Gamble "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy.

The British prime minister once counseled, Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly saluted a North Korean general and then lavished praise on Kim Jong Un as a strong guy with a good personality and a great negotiator. Hes funny, and very, very smart and a very strategic kind of a guy. His country does love him.

Predictably, Trump is being scourged for this.

Yet, during his trip to Peking in 1972, Richard Nixon did not confront Chairman Mao on his history of massacres and murder, though Nixons visit came in the midst of Maos Cultural Revolution, a nationwide pogrom.

Nor did Churchill or FDR at their wartime summits confront their ally Stalin for his legendary crimes against humanity. Both gushed over Uncle Joe.

Still, if the Trump-Kim camaraderie goes south and the crisis of 2017, when war seemed possible, returns, Trump, as he concedes, will be charged with naivety for having placed his trust in such a tyrant.

Yet, to Trumps credit, we are surely at a better place than we were a year ago when Kim was testing hydrogen bombs and ICBMs, and he and Trump were trading threats and insults in what seemed the prelude to a new Korean War.

Whatever one may think of his diplomacy, Trump has, for now, lifted the specter of nuclear war from the Korean peninsula and begun a negotiating process that could lead to tolerable coexistence.

The central questions to emerge from the summit are these: What does Kim want, and what is he willing to pay for it?

Transparently, he does not want a war with the United States. That black cloud has passed over. Second, Kim and North Korea have emerged from their isolation in as dramatic a fashion as did Maos China in 1972.

In 2018, the North was invited to the Seoul Olympics. Kim met twice with South Koreas president and twice with Chinas Xi Jinping. Vladimir Putins foreign minister stopped by. And Kim had a face-to-face summit with a U.S. president, something his grandfather and father never came close to achieving.

It is unlikely Kim will be retreating back into the cloisters of the Hermit Kingdom after being courted by the worlds foremost powers.

What does Trump have on offer to induce Kim to end the lifetime of hostility? It is a long menu of what Kim can expect if he will surrender his nuclear weapons and dismantle the factories and facilities that produce them.

Among the benefits proffered: recognition of his dynasty and U.S. security guarantees, an end of sanctions, foreign i...

Crooked Hillary and Cover-Up Comey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Horowitz report may explain the motivation behind Hillary Clinton and her associates relying so heavily on secret private servers, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, adding that the report is likely to trigger US voters interest in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections and 2020 presidential race.

The biggest question likely to come out of the forthcoming Horowitz report is how many people at senior levels likely knew of mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her associates yet elected to give them a pass from serious investigation and prosecution? asks Charles Ortel, Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist, who has been conducting a private inquiry into the alleged fraud of the Clinton Foundation.

On June 14 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is releasing a much-anticipated report examining the former FBI Director James Comeys investigation into Hillary Clintons use of a private server. It has taken more than a year for Horowitz to review the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) activities related to Clintons mishandling of confidential information during her tenure as a secretary of state.

According to Ortel, the potential disclosures could become especially toxic for former senior officials in the Obama administration and deal a blow to the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 congressional vote.

This second report by IG Horowitz is supposedly going to examine the way in which the FBI and Department of Justice investigated Hillary Clintons private server arrangements while she was secretary of state (January 21, 2009 through February 1, 2013), and afterward, including while she sought the US presidency, the Wall Street analyst told Sputnik.

He pointed out that most observers have not bothered to examine evidence provided by the FBI Vault (an online service available to any internet user anywhere).

This evidence shows, conclusively, that the FBI did indeed open a formal investigation into possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and associates on July 10, 2015, well before the Democratic primaries began, Ortel highlighted.

The investigative journalist noted that many observers also have failed to examine evidence at the FBI Vault concerning an earlier, unsuccessful investigation into the Clinton Foundation for possible public corruption from 2001 through 2005.

Ortel emphasized that these documents suggest to objective observers (including Trump and Sanders supporte...

Obamas Teeth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the Obamacare individual mandate isnt a tax and the IRS has no lawful power to collect it as a tax then why did I receive a threatening letter from the IRS claiming very much otherwise?

The letter states that I have an unpaid shared responsibility payment of $695 that is owed  imagine that! because I did not sign up for Obamacare or otherwise send money to the health insurance mafia. The mafia which succeeded in hiring the federal government as its Luca Brasi its enforcer to threaten and bully people into buying insurance.

This is an important distinction. Insurance is just a policy; it is not medical care. It means the insurance mafia may pay some of the cost of medical care, some of the time. But you will pay for the insurance all of the time. This is why the insurance mafia is a mafia.

Mafias use force against unwilling victims, to line their pockets. They will claim its for protection a synonym for coverage.

Obamacare is doubly outrageous for this reason. Bad enough that this country has slipped so far away from the idea that government exists to keep the peace and toward the idea that it is our Mommy, from which we are never to be emancipated like Down Syndrome children.

But it is a far worse thing that our liberty and our money have been taken from us for the financial gain of private business. Socialized medicine is objectionable on many grounds but at least in countries where it exists, the profit element is removed.

In this country, it is all about profit at gunpoint. You are, after all, not being asked. Because you are not free to say no.

Not without being threatened with violence, including murderous violence.

The mafia is enormously rich; its executives rake in seven figure incomes and spend their days in fancy suites in high-rise office buildings with marble foyers and chromed/paneled elevators.

These parasites use the government to pluck us like the Geese who exist to provide down for pillows. Like the plucked goose, we may receive care at some point. But not necessarily. It is at the discretion of the mafia which may always raise the price of its protection/coverage.

Whereas we have no discretion about paying them. Not for care  but for coverage.

And what if care isnt necessary?

Why pay for what one does not need?

This is the reasoning I followed when, after my divorce, I decided to skip coverage. I have not been to a doctors office in years. Because I have not had need of doctoring. Im healthy and fit. I take care of myself and rely on good habits and good genetics. That is my health insurance. I judge the paying of large sums of money each month several hundred...

Public Enemy #1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The following article was written by Peter Schmidt. Any views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Peter Schiff or SchiffGold. 

When currency was backed by gold, a central banks main function was to maintain the value of the issued currency in terms of gold.  For example, if a central bank created too much money against the gold reserves in the banking system, an increasing number of people would begin to exchange their currency for gold.  To combat this, a central bank would be forced to raise interest rates and decrease the money supply.  The higher interest rates would incentivize people to exchange gold for larger savings on deposit that earn interest.  Banking reserves gold would return to the banking system and the economy would return to balance.  The prime reason for insisting on defining currency in terms of a precious metal was to provide a self-correcting braking mechanism to the creation of money.  As expressed by the great Wilhelm Rpke:

If in the production of goods the most important pedal is the accelerator, in the production of money it is the brake.  To insure that this brake works automatically and independently of the whims of government and the pressure of parties and groups seeking easy money has been one of the main functions of the gold standard.  That the liberal should prefer the automatic brake of gold to the whims of government in its role of trustee of a managed currency is understandable.[1]

The US dollar was backed by gold as recently as 1971.  Any central bank in the world could present the Federal Reserve $35 and receive 1-ounce of gold in exchange.  However, on August 15, 1971 blaming it on the gnomes of Zurich President Nixon temporarily broke the dollars last link with gold.  Nixon closed the gold window and reneged on the promise to exchange an ounce of gold for $35.  Since then, the system of credit in the US has been under the Feds complete control.

Unsurprisingly, without the natural braking action provided by gold, the value of the dollar has collapsed and the ensuing 45 years are the most crisis-ridden period in American economic history.

The case against todays Fed can be made in a number of ways.  A method which enjoys the advantage of hoisting Ben Bernanke on his own mathematical petard is to use economic statistics from two eras 1967 and 2015.  One of the reasons Ben Bernanke is such a big fan of baseball is his fondness of statistics.  In baseball, like few other sports, players from one era can be compared to players from other eras because the game has changed so little.  Because of his fondness for baseball statistics and their constancy over time, Ber...

Are You Related "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Figuring out whether youre a descendant of a Pilgrim is now just a mouse click away.

A months-long effort to digitize and index the authenticated genealogies of passengers aboard the Mayflower has been completed and is available online, the New England Historic Genealogical Society announced Wednesday.

The Mayflower transported the first English Puritans, now known as Pilgrims, from Plymouth in the UK to the U.S. in 1620.

The societys Pilgrim database project launched last year with the cooperation of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants includes 193,000 birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records through five generations of 50 of the 51 Pilgrims known to have descendants.

The database includes authenticated information on more than 7,300 families, or more than 59,000 people, descended from the small band of Mayflower passengers who survived the first brutal winter in their new home in Plymouth, Massachusetts, including John Alden, William Bradford and Myles Standish.

The records, which also include deeds, go up to 1880.

Interest in Pilgrim genealogy is surging with the 400th anniversary of the Mayflowers 1620 arrival in the New World fast approaching.

There are an estimated 10 million living Americans and as many as 35 million people worldwide who descended from the Pilgrims, according to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Anyone who can link their roots to the organizations detailed records is eligible for membership.

The records are making it easier than ever to learn whether an individual is descended from one who planted the first permanent settlement of New England in Plymouth Colony and ultimately laid the foundation for America, said D. Brenton Simons, president and CEO of the genealogical society.

The genealogical society, established in 1845 and a leading national resource for genealogists and family historians, is offering a three-month membership at its website, americanancestors.org to people who want to pursue the Mayflower records.

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The Cold Sore of the World "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the worlds chronic illness. Its our herpes, our diabetes, our Crohns disease. There is never going to be a resolution. Not in my lifetime, not in this age. Maybe a hundred years from now, but not within a time frame that matters to any human presently drawing breath.

Every five or six months, the world is forced to pay attention to this endless quagmire for one reason or another. More often than not, the flashpoint is Gaza. Gaza shells Israel, Israel kicks the shit out of Gaza; Gazans attack Israeli soldiers, Israeli soldiers shoot Gazans, etc., etc. And every time, world leaders and NGOs put on their carin caps and give high-minded speeches about finding a solution.

Maybe its time we admit that theres no solution. Maybe we should accept that the region is the equivalent of an Abramovic and Ulay performance-art piece. Like any chronic illness, the problem can go into remission for periods of time. But the underlying disease is always there, under the surface, ready to show itself again. 2018s most recent relapse involved Gazans declaring a Great March of Return, amassing at the border demanding the right to enter Israel to reclaim real estate from seventy years ago. Israeli troops responded by creating one hell of an IRL carnival arcade duck-shoot. And now, as the world turns its attention to the Korean Peninsula (and a crisis that might actually one day have a resolution), the Palestinians go back to planning their next futile Cavity Creeps-style assault, and the IDF stocks up on ammo for its next overwhelming show of disproportionate force.

On and on it goes.

The Palestinians are never going to give up their right of return, and the Israeli government, regardless of which party is in charge, is never going to allow millions of Palestinian refugees to march into Israel and plop themselves down wherever they want, claiming Israeli land as their own. The Palestinians are not going to give up the fight. The Israelis are not going to give up the fight. The Palestinians have religious fanaticism and a willingness to die; the Israelis have religious fanaticism and nukes. The Palestinians have their beloved terrorism; the Israelis have their beloved AIPAC. Its a stalemate. And anyone who doesnt see it as a stalemate is deluded. You can spend all day watching feel-good videos of Jews and Arabs singing swarthy Semitic versions of Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends, but the fact is, Israel is not going to recognize the right of Palestinians to reclaim 1948 land, and the Palestinians are never going to finally admit that they lost a war and go away.

I made my sympathies in this conflict kno...

The Summer of Discontent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The ill-feeling among leaders of the G-7 nations essentially, the West plus Japan was mirrored early this morning in the puking financial market futures, so odious, apparently, is the presence of Americas Golden Golem of Greatness at the Quebec meet-up of First World poobahs. Its hard to blame them. The GGG refuses to play nice in the sandbox of the old order.

Like many observers here in the USA, I cant tell exactly whether Donald Trump is out of his mind or justifiably blowing up out-of-date relationships and conventions in a world that is desperately seeking a new disposition of things. The West had a mighty good run in the decades since the fiascos of the mid-20th century. My guess is that were witnessing a slow-burning panic over the impossibility of maintaining the enviable standard of living weve all enjoyed.

All the jabber is about trade and obstacles to trade, but the real action probably emanates from the energy sector, especially oil. The G-7 nations are nothing without it, and the supply is getting sketchy at the margins in a way that probably and rightfully scares them. Id suppose, for instance, that the recent run-up in oil prices from $40-a barrel to nearly $80 has had the usual effect of dampening economic activity worldwide. For some odd reason, the media doesnt pay attention to any of that. But its become virtually an axiom that oil over $75-a-barrel smashes economies while oil under $75-a-barrel crushes oil companies.

Mr. Trump probably believes that the USA is in the catbird seat with oil because of the so-called shale oil miracle. If so, he is no more deluded than the rest of his fellow citizens, including government officials and journalists, who have failed to notice that the economics of shale oil dont pencil out or are afraid to say. The oil companies are not making a red cent at it, despite the record-breaking production numbers that recently exceeded the previous all-time-peak set in 1970. The public believes that were energy independent now, which is simply not true because we still import way more oil than we export: 10.7 million barrels incoming versus 7.1 million barrels a week outgoing (US EIA).

Shale oil is not a miracle so much as a spectacular stunt: how to leverage cheap debt for a short-term bump in resource extraction at the expense of a future that will surely be starved for oil. Now that the world is having major problems with excessive debt, it is also going to have major problems with oil. The quarrels over trade arise from this unacknowledged predicament: there will be less of everything that the economically hyper-developed nations want and need, including capital. So, whats shaping up is a fight over the table-scraps of the banquet that is shutting down.

That quandary is surely enough to make powerful nations very nervous. It may also prompt them to...

Proprietary Communities "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[The Road to Freedom and the Demise of Nation States. By Peter B. Bos. Free Trade Press, 2015. Xxv + 620 pages.]

This remarkable book reflects the authors enthusiasm for liberty and his vast intellectual curiosity. I propose to discuss only a few of the books central insights, but only reading the book will adequately convey Peter Boss intellectual range.

Like Mises, Bos emphasizes that the free market economy, by taking full advantage of the division of labor, greatly increases prosperity. In those countries where the exchange of goods and services has been relatively unhampered, capitalism, through investment and the division of labor and skills, has produced a standard of living unimagined even a few decades ago. (p.162)

Socialists and other critics of the free market are not content with this abundance. Even if capitalism is, as Mises often said, a system of mass production for the masses, is it not unfair that some people earn vastly more than others? Laments about unequal shares of wealth abound.

Bos expertly parries this attack on capitalism. Wages depend on labors marginal productivity, and this rises as the accumulation of capital increases. With better tools and equipment, labor becomes more valuable to the capitalist and gets paid more. In capitalist countries, the increase of capital accumulation is exponential and outruns the increase in population. To the extent that this happens, the marginal productivity of labor increases exponentially as against the marginal productivity of the material factors of production, which makes ever-higher wages possible.(p.163)

Classical liberalism recognized the superior productivity of capitalism, as well as its manifest benefits to liberty, but it suffered from a fatal flaw. Although the classical liberals favored the free market, they made an exception for protection, justice, and defense. Here the state was necessary. The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary and ceding to it a monopoly of coercion over all purported state functions. In ceding to the state these traditional services, the classical liberals never considered that these purported services of the state were no different from other consumer services and thus could and should be provided by proprietary organizations, subject to competitive market forces and incentives in the free market. (p.184)

A skeptic might say to Bos, it is easy to postulate that free-market institutions can replace the state, but how do you know this is possible?  Bos has carefully worked out a response. Protection...

Deep State Crooks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Very few Americans who voted for President Trump would believe that today we have a special investigation into the President for collusion with Russia during the election and none into the many Clinton and Obama criminal activities unearthed over the past decade.

More than one year ago, on May 17, 2017, corrupt Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a Special Counsel to look into the phony Trump Russia collusion allegations, a total scam to remove Donald Trump from the Presidency that he won.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself of anything related to Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign and the Robert Mueller Special Counsel team took over to investigate the alleged Trump crimes.  Ironically over the past year, no crimes related to the President have been uncovered but numerous crimes have been uncovered related to the Deep States corruption, abuse and brazen disregard for the rule of law through the Trump Russia Witch Hunt.  

One of the most profound interviews that described the events over the past few years by the corrupt and criminal individuals in the Deep State that led to the Mueller investigation was reported by the Daily Caller in January.  Legal expert Joe DiGenova explained the many criminal activities by the Deep State

Corrupt and dirty cop Mueller started the witch hunt and began looking into individuals with any relationship with President Trump.  Muellers team were not interested in crimes that President Trump committed.  There are none.  Instead, Mueller went after anyone with any relationship to the President.  His entire team has serious conflicts of interest and his investigation is unconstitutional, but this has not deterred Mueller.

Dirty Cop Mueller and his team went ahead and indicted some individuals related to the President and then he apparently made up other individuals out of thin air and indicted them too.  Heres a list of the indictments and their current status.

General Mike Flynn

The biggest indictment to date by the dirty cops and attorneys on the Mueller team was the indictment of General Flynn for lying to the FBI.  One of the two individuals that Flynn apparently lied to was Peter Strzok in a discussion at the White House shortly after the inauguration.  Strzok was the lead investigator who took H...

Pandering to the Liberal Political Class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership said this week many physicians support the Second Amendment despite what the American Medical Association recommends.

Dr. Robert Young, a practicing psychiatrist and editor for DRGO, told Guns.com Wednesday the AMAs recent call for more gun control on Capitol Hill isnt surprising, even if its misguided.

Jumping aboard progressive bandwagons is the main tactic left to the AMA to wield influence, since it now includes no more than 25 percent of Americas physicians as members, even though it claims to represent us all, he said. Its leadership has left most physicians behind by focusing on politics more than medicine and undercutting physician autonomy by supporting Obamacare.

Dr. David O. Barbe, AMA president, told members Tuesday the association must not back down from addressing gun violence  the same way it combated stigmatized beliefs surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic, opposed the tobacco industry and promoted universal vaccinations.

On the contrary, we must address it head on . . . scientifically, in an evidence-based, principled fashion, and with the health and safety of our communities, our fellow Americans, and our children as our chief concern, he said.

Except, Young argues, theres noting science-based about outlawing assault-type rifles and high-capacity magazines or banning gun and ammo sales to anyone under 21.

Something like .002 percent of all gun owners are involved in crime, he said. The overwhelming vast majority are law-abiding. These young people are no exception to that rule.

The AMA also recommended expanding domestic violence restraining orders to include dating partners, advocating for schools as gun-free zones, supporting gun buy-back programs, opposing concealed carry reciprocity and seizing guns from high-risk individuals.

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5 Alternative, Sustainable Energy Sources "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are actually a lot of different types of energy sources to tap into after a disaster strikes. One of the major differences is that unless you have formed some kind of intentional community or have a group of like-minded individuals in your area, you will be the engineer, the mechanic, and the maintenance man all rolled into one. To digress just a bit, this is why shows such as The Colony (the reality show, not the aliens), and Doomsday Preppers are productive for the introduction of ideas. Those ideas need to be researched and employed, in that order.

Lets cover some methods to generate energy and provide power, and discuss the positive and negative aspects of each one.

  1. Wood:  absolutely a mainstay after disaster strikes. Ive written several pieces on the benefits of wood stoves: for cooking, boiling water for washing, laundry, and drinking, and of course, for heat. For those with a fireplace and no woodstove, a set of Dutch ovens (cast-iron cookware) and a kettle that can be hung within it are good for starters. There are also racks out there for hanging laundry and taking advantage of the heat from the fireplace or the woodstove. The main problems with the woodstove are fuel and security. First, you need to lay in a good supply of wood long before either the winter and/or the disaster strikes. Secondly, the wood fire produces smoke, something that cannot be concealed, and this will alert others to your location.
  2. Solar:  Its always worthwhile to throw some panels up on the roof, as these can give at least a trickle charge, if not power everything you have. Undertaking this is fairly uncomplicated. During your spring, summer, and fall months, youll get a lot out of it. Winter is a different matter: not just for the snow, but also for the gray days where you wont receive that much light. There are even solar generators. This solar generator is a complete kit and all you need to do is point, plug, and power up! For the bug-out-bag, you can find portable solar panels that roll up for easy tight-fitting spaces.
  3. Wind: There are plenty of kits out there that will enable you to throw up one or more windmills, and these can take up the slack for the solar panels on days that there is not much in the way of the sun. Windmills also need to be maintained a little more, as they can be damaged or have a breakdown from the moving parts.
  4. Bicycle Generator:...

Stop Believing These Common Myths "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When you think of testosterone, you probably think of sex. You arent entirely wrong, but thats only one aspect of testosterone.

Here are some facts you need to know about testosterone so that you better understand it.

Myths about Testosterone

High testosterone leads to an uncontrolled sex drive: Yes, it is true that testosterone plays a role in libido, but having too much wont turn you into a sex fiend. This myth originates because testosterone therapy is often used to treat low libido, but having high levels wont cause a person to become a sexual maniac.

Drinking green tea boosts testosterone: There is no evidence to support this myth. The myth may have gained popularity because green tea is high in antioxidants and is a popular health drink. There is some research that supports high green tea intake can actually diminish testosterone levels, so you may want to monitor your intake.

Testosterone replacement therapy harms the liver: Back when testosterone therapy was administered orally, it was believed that the liver could not break down certain enzymes, which could then harm the liver. Nowadays, testosterone therapy can be done through several other forms like patches and gels, which puts less stress on the liver.

High cholesterol reduces testosterone: Cholesterol is dangerous to the heart, but there isnt evidence to suggest it can lower testosterone levels. In fact, testosterone is produced from cholesterol, so it could aid in making more of it.

Believing any type of myth is often not advised as these are beliefs that have been made up. If you ever hear information regarding testosterone, before trying it or believing it yourself, speak to your doctor to get the facts or you could be causing more harm than good.

Reprinted with permission from Bel Marra Health.

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IG Report: We do not have confidence that Strzoks decision was free from bias "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michael Horowitz: FBI Agent Peter Strzok walks like a biased duck looks like a biased duck sounds like a biased duck has all the same characteristics of a biased duck and took the exact action a biased duck would take; Continue reading

05:09

IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received Improper Gifts From Reporters in Exchange For Leaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated review on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

According to the Inspector General, FBI employees were receiving tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events, from reporters in exchange for unauthorized leaks.

This was all happening under leaker Comeys Directorship.

Fox News reported:

Numerous FBI employees accepted inappropriate gifts from reporters and routinely spoke to media outlets without authorization during the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Departments watchdog revealed in Thursdays long-awaited accountability report.

The shocking revelation came just a week after the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee who was in charge of maintaining all classified information from the Executive Office to the panel was indicted for allegedly giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks to reporters.

We identified instances where FBI employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events, reads the report by the inspector general, Michael Horowitz.

Remarkably, at least two unauthorized phone calls to reporters came from an unattributed FBI HQ phone number, the IG report says suggesting that some employees at the bureau were brazenly leaking information from phones in the agencys headquarters in Washington, D.C.

We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review, the IG continued. These leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization.

In mid-April, the Inspector General released a scathing report on McCabe, who lied under oath abo...

04:13

Steve Scalise Gets First Out In Congressional Baseball Game "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sweet moment as Rep. Steve Scalise is mobbed by his teammates after snagging a grounder on the first pitch of tonight's congressional baseball game. A year ago, Scalise was among four people shot during a GOP practice for the annual charity contest. https://t.co/WbdZaWBTzP pic.twitter.com/ULAgVxSjHD ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2018 Back one year after []

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REVEALED: At Least TWO of the FBI Agents to Interview Hillary Were Having Affairs with Fellow Agents and Were HILLARY GROUPIES "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On July 2, 2016, Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was interviewed by FBI agents off the record, and without taking notes on her misuse of classified documents and her illegal home-brew server she used to store personal and government emails.

It is now understood that several foreign actors accessed her emails from the illegal server.

Comey wrote Hillarys exoneration months before the interview at FBI headquarters.

In December 2017 the FBI revealed that top FBI investigator Peter Strzok who was having an affair with Lisa Page was the top FBI investigator in the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

Strzok promised his lover Lisa Page that well stop Trump from becoming president.
This comment was deleted from a previous document release by the FBI.

On Thursday we discovered there was a second top FBI official was removed from Muellers team of liberal hacks February of this year after anti-Trump text messages surfaced.

This unnamed FBI officials Agent 1 and Agent 5 were involved in the FBI Clinton investigation.

In fact the fired far left agent also participated in the Clinton interview on July 2, 2016.

The Weekly Standard reported:

Perhaps the most shocking information in the IGs report is the revelation that Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were not the only amorous agents with a habit of texting. There were also Agent 1 and Agent 5,...

03:49

Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus Endorses Democrat David Baria In The Democratic US Senate Run Off "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sonya Williams-Barnes, Chair of the Caucus stated Davids voting record on public education,Medicaid expansion, funding of mental health services and criminal justice reform is consistently in line with the votes of our Caucus. He has publicly called for the changing of the state flag, an important step in changing the economic climate of this state and a legislative priority for us. He is not shy when it comes to voting on issues in which we favor or not favor. He is with us and for that, we, The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, are proud to call him a partner in moving Mississippi forward.

03:08

Five Anti-Trump FBI Officials Referred For Disciplinary Action Over Text Messages "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And theres more coming. This is just the first report. This was the one concentrating more on the Clinton investigation, not on the handling of the Trump investigation and things like the spying. Via Daily Caller: Five FBI officials, including Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, have been referred to the bureau for possible disciplinary action []

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Big Clinton Donor During Campaign Was Alleged Tax Cheat With Ties To Kremlin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So who was colluding with who? And did this involve foreign money which would be illegal? Via Fox News: The murky nature of Hillary Clintons former presidential campaign fund continues to rise to the surface. Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) in 2016 was a []

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HE WENT THERE=> Rep DeSantis Drops a MOAB on Crooked Hillary After She Trolls Comey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crooked Hillary Clinton trolled Comey from her Twitter account Thursday afternoon after the IG report revealed Comey used a Gmail account to conduct FBI business.

Hillary tweeted: But my emails

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) dropped a MOAB on Hillary and absolutely lit Twitter ablaze.

 

In a grotesque display of unabated hubris, Hillary Clinton tweeted, But my emails.

Congressman DeSantis dunked on Hillary and it was glorious.

DeSantis tweeted over Hillary: But Bleachbit

According to the IG report, then-FBI Director James Comey used a secret Gmail account when conducting FBI business, despite warning other agents they would be in huge trouble if they did the same thing.

The findings were published on page 425 of the report.

The FBI admitted in the summer of 2016 Hillary Clinton used BleachBit software to hide all traces of her deleted emails.

BleachBit goes beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent...

02:26

Director Wray Says FBI Electioneering Including Deep State Spying on Trump Campaign Shows No Evidence of Political Bias "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI Director Christopher Wray held a press conference on Thursday afternoon from the FBI headquarters in DC following the release of the IG report was released.

Wray defended the swamp; he said the IG report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.

This is outrageous.

Americans are disgusted after reading more anti-Trump text messages from FBI agents.

What a disgrace.
The top officials at the FBI and DOJ hated Donald Trump and his supporters.

The Deep State hacks called Trump supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded.

Chris Wray told reporters there was no evidence of political bias.

This is the same FBI that had spies inside the Trump campaign and continued to spy on President-elect Trump after his election and inauguration.

And the FBI spy infiltrating the Trump campaign openly advocated for Hillary Clinton during the election.

Stefan Halper was promoting Hillary Clinton publicly while he spied on the Trump Campaign.

And Christopher Wray says there was no evidence of political bias.

Wray needs to go.

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02:05

Comey Used Personal Email To Conduct FBI Business, Watchdog Report Finds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: Former FBI Director James Comey used a personal email account to conduct unclassified FBI business, the Justice Departments watchdog revealed in an explosive report on the bureaus conduct in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote that he found Comeys use of personal email to be inconsistent with []

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Some Good News From Ohio For A Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Ohio is usually the last place to look for anything progressive happen-- except when it does. The Democratic Party passed away years ago and it's entirely up to individual candidates, like Sherrod Brown, to win elections. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported yesterday that a poll they did with Suffolk University has some good news for Democrats, at least at the top of the ticket. Even there Trump's toxicity is weighting down GOP candidates. Democrat Richard Cordray is leading much better know Republican Mike DeWine in the governor's race, 43% to 36% and in the Senate race incumbent Sherrod Brown is ahead of Congressman (and billionaire) Jim Renacci 53% to 37% among likely voters. Trump endorsed Renacci in the primary but that didn't help much.

The state has a PVI of R+3 but Hillary and her status quo message never had a shot in Ohio and she gave up on the state early. Trump beat her 2,841,005 (51.69%) to 2,394,164 (43.56%). She won only 8 counties of Ohio's 88. Obama won the state both times he ran.

Trumpanzee's primary endorsement, reported the Enquirer, "might hurt Renacci in the general. Love or hate of Trump is the most important issue among those polled in how theyll vote in the Senate. 

01:44

FBI Official: Clintons Answers To Us Were Hard To Impossible To Believe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So either shes lying or shes the stupidest person alive, despite the fact shes been fully briefed on classified markings. And yet they did nothing. Via Daily Caller: The FBI officials who interviewed Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server found some of her claims hard to impossible to believe, according to []

01:39

Newly Obtained Documents Reveal Foreign Actors Accessed Hillary Clintons Emails "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lock her up!

New documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee reveal foreign actors accessed Hillary Clintons emails.

One email was classified as secret, reports Fox News Catherine Herridge.

Fox News reported:

Foreign actors obtained access to some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons emails including at least one email classified as secret according to a new memo from two GOP-led House committees and an internal FBI email.

Fox News obtained the memo prepared by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, which lays out key interim findings ahead of next weeks hearing with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The IG, separately, is expected to release his highly anticipated report on the Clinton email case later Thursday.

The House committees, which conducted a joint probe into decisions made by the DOJ in 2016 and 2017, addressed a range of issues in their memo including Clintons email security.

Documents provided to the Committees show foreign actors obtained access to some of Mrs. Clintons emails including at least one email classified Secret,' the memo says, adding that foreign actors also accessed the private accounts of some Clinton staffers.

The memo did not disclose who the foreign actors are.

Also, no one has been held accountable for the security breach.

Shocker.

Hillary Clinton used a private server and email while she was Secretary of State to conceal her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play.

She put the country at risk by conducting official business on an unsecured server and as suspected, foreign actors obtained access to her emails.

Back in January, an FBI document dump revealed hostile foreign actors infiltrated Hillarys homebrew server.

In November the FBI announced with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clintons private email server had been hacked by at least fi...

01:23

IG Report: DOJ Official Sought Clinton Campaign Job For Son, Then Shared Case Info With Podesta "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: The Justice Department inspector general report released Thursday faulted a former DOJ official for sending then-Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta a heads up about the release schedule for Clintons emails as he also tried to get his son a job with the campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitzs report found that []

01:13

Democrat Candidate Sprays Himself with Pepper Spray to Promote Gun Control (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a desperate bid for votes, Congressional candidate Levi Tillemann (D-CO) released a campaign ad featuring himself drenched in pepper spray to demonstrate why teachers should not be armed with guns.

Criticizing President Trumps suggestion to arm school officials and teachers with guns, Tillemann claims pepper spray is a better alternative to stop potential school shooters in an ad titled This Will Save Lives.

The ad begins with a child running through a field and then being hugged by his mother.

In just a few years hell be in school, and Donald Trump wants to give his teacher a gun? the childs mother scoffs.

We need common sense gun control, a man warns, adding  but thats not enough.

Tilleman then appears, saying Im calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new. Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.

The spray should be stored in a break-glass in-case-of-emergency cabinet, he notes.

Pepper spray doesnt cost much and it can be safely stored in a break glass in case of emergency cabinet. But its powerful and wont accidentally kill a kid. Trust me, this will stop anybody in their tracks, he continued, before allowing himself to be sprayed in the face with pepper spray.

Writhing in agony, he then talks about how incredibly painful it is, dunks his head in bins full of soapy liquid and shoots a hose straight into his eye, as statistics about gun ownership appear on the screen.

Wow. Thats intense, the Democratic hopeful says, while wiping soap bubbles from his head. Its just unbearable. Its like lava in your eyes.

Tillemann, who will face off in Colorados 6th congressional district upcoming primary in less than two weeks and remains the leading candidate in the primary race, was a former Department of Energy official during the presidency of Barack Obama.

&n...

01:09

THE CONCLUSION OF THE I.G. REPORT WON'T BE AS POWERFUL AS THE ANECDOTES "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The inspector's general's report on the FBI's Clinton email investigation was released today, and here's the headline of the main New York Times story:

Comey Cited as Insubordinate, but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
From the story:
The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey was insubordinate in his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, a critical Justice Department report concluded on Thursday.

But the report, by the departments inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, does not challenge the decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton. Nor does it conclude that political bias at the F.B.I. influenced that decision, the officials said.

We found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations, the report said. Rather, we concluded that they were based on the prosecutors assessment of facts, the law, and past department practice.
That's what the inspector general concluded after sifting all the evidence. Some liberals would now like to believe that the right has no more justification for conspiracy-mongering. The front-page headline at HuffPost floats this rosy scenario:
DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY THEORY TAKES ON WATER
But that's silly. There are just too many anecdotes for the right to seize on, the most obvious one being this:
Perhaps the most damaging revelation in the report is a previously unreported text message in which Strzok, a key investigator on both the Clinton email case and the investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign, assured an FBI lawyer in August 2016 that well stop Trump from making it to the White House.

[Trumps] not ever going to become president, right? Right?! the lawyer, Lisa Page, wrote to Strzok.

No. No he wont. Well stop it, Strzok responded.
"We" in this context could mean "voters," but the less charitable explanation is hard to dismiss. On the other hand...

01:06

ATX TV Festival Hosts Panel Calling for More On-Screen Abortions, Especially on Shows With Younger Audiences "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Producers appearing on a panel about abortions at the ATX Television Festival over the weekend called for more abortions to take place on screen so that it is treated more casually especially on shows with younger audiences.

TV producers Rina Mimoun (Everwood) and Mauricio Mota (East Los High) made the comments during the Her Body, Her Choice panel presented by USCs Hollywood, Health & Society organization.

The producers claimed that the lack of airtime for the gruesome procedure is a means of controlling women.

Both Mimoun and Motas shows have incorporated abortion plotlines in the past. Referencing his shows portrayal of abortion, Mota insisted, Its very important to talk about abortion, but its important to talk about the systemic things related to abortion, Life Site reports.

Mota, who is male, claimed during the panel that abortion is just one of the facets of societys search to control women.

Mimoun urged television writers to add more plot lines involving abortions especially on shows with younger viewers.

Everyone is so afraid to be earnest or afraid to be like preachy or teach-y. There are so many things and theyd rather be salacious, she warned. Theyre trying to shock you into watching their shows and there arent as many people that are [embracing] the challenge of educating. Its an opportunity that we have.

Its an amazing chance and every time you waste it or you blow it or you go in the other direction and message them terribly for no reason except that you want the ratings, she added, shame on you is what I say.

The post ATX TV Festival Hosts Panel Calling for More On-Screen Abortions, Especially on Shows With Younger Audiences appe...

01:02

Vive Le Resistance: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nope, no bias at all. Between the other agents bias texts, Peter STrzok leading the team wanting to take Trump down and stop him from being president, no problem at all. Via Daily Caller: An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsels Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a []

00:47

FBI Director Wray Defends the Swamp in Press Conference After IG Report Released No Evidence of Political Bias (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI Director Christopher Wray held a press conference on Thursday afternoon from the FBI headquarters in DC after the IG report was released.

Wray defended the swamp; he said the IG report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.

This is outrageous.

Americans are disgusted after reading more anti-Trump text messages from FBI agents.

What a disgrace.
The top officials at the FBI and DOJ hated Donald Trump and his supporters.

The Deep State hacks called Trump supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded.

Fox News reported:

The report revealed instant messages between unnamed agents, labeled Agent 1 and Agent 5, discussing their jobs in August 2016.

I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute fing idiot. If you dont think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf, Agent 1 sent.

I forgot about drumpfthats so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for him, Agent 5 responded. Someone who cant answer a question. Someone who cant be professional for even a second.

In September, Agent 1 and 5 conversed again, bashing Trump supporters as retarded.

Im trying to think of a would I rather instead of spending time with those people, Agent 5 sent.

Agent 1 asked, stick your tongue in a fan??

Agent 5 later wrote: I would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones from ohio that are retarded.

The report did not, however, find evidence connecting those political opinions held by FBI officials to decisions made in the Clinton investigation.

Futher, the report said that while it found no evidence the views influenced investigative decisions, five employees have been referred for investigation into whether the messages violated FBI code.

The FBI will handle these referrals pursuant to the FBIs disciplinary investigation and adjudication processes, and will impose disciplinary measures as warranted, the report read.

It is unclear which five FBI employees have been referre...

00:44

Gowdy, Other Lawmakers On Both Sides Of Aisle Blast FBI, DOJ, Will Compel Testimony From Strzok About Cover-Up Of Texts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle slammed former FBI Director James Comey and other agency personnel on Thursday after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a long awaited report on the FBI and DOJs Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential election. Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina issued []

00:31

IG Report Littered with References of Top FBI Officials Calling Trump Supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What a disgrace.
The top officials at the FBI and DOJ hated Donald Trump and his supporters.

The Deep State hacks called Trump supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded

Death threats.

F**king idiots.

Retarded.

The post IG Report Littered with References of Top FBI Officials Calling Trump Supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:24

IG Report: FBI Agents Received Regular Handouts From Journalists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No problem there. You wonder where all the leaks came from Via Daily Caller: The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events. On page XII in []

00:03

Willingness To Impact The Election: IG Report Loaded With Bombshells "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Link to full report. Via Daily Caller: The Department of Justices internal watchdog released a much-anticipated report on the FBIs investigation of Hillary Clintons use of a private email server as secretary of state. The report contained several bombshells. Anti-Trump FBI agent showed willingness to impact election Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok showed a willingness []

Thursday, 14 June

23:47

But My Emails Crooked Hillary Trolls Comey After IG Report Reveals He Used Secret Gmail to Conduct FBI Business "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated review on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

According to the IG report, then-FBI Director James Comey used a secret Gmail account when conducting FBI business, despite warning other agents they would be in huge trouble if they did the same thing.

Crooked Hillary Clinton trolled Comey from her Twitter account Thursday afternoon.


CNBC reported:

James Comey used a personal Gmail account to conduct FBI business on numerous occasions when he was director of the bureau even though he warned FBI worker they would be in huge trouble for doing the same thing, the Justice Departments internal watchdog revealed Thursday.

Comeys frequent use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business was inconsistent with the policy statement for email use by the Justice Department, according to a report issued by the Office of the Inspector General.

The findings were published on page 425 of the report.

The IG noted Comey blasted agents in a speech in October of 2016 over the use of private email/private server.

 I have gotten emails from some employees about this, who said, If I did what Hillary Clinton did Id be in huge trouble.

My response is you bet your ass...

23:42

Tesla Cuts 3,600 Workers 9 Percent Of Its Workforce In Bid To Post A Profit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thats now how it works. Via Chicago Tribune: Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musks promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year. In an email to workers on []

23:29

Why Does The US Support Nigeria But Not Venezuela? A Socialist Perspective by The Anti-Social Socialist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Weve detected activity, and we have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, in hidden activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast, trying to win over people in some neighborhoods. In Tchira, we captured a pilot of a U.S. plane of Latin origin with all sorts of documentation. []

23:27

Inspector General Refers FIVE FBI Employees For Investigation After MORE Anti-Trump Text Messages Surface "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Horowitz referred FIVE FBI employees for investigation after MORE disgusting anti-Trump text messages surfaced.

The five FBI employees have not been named at this time.

These FBI agents not only hate Donald Trump, they have a tremendous amount of contempt for Trump supporters as well.

Trump supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didnt watch the debates, arent fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm, wrote an FBI official. (screenshot via Breitbart Editor Amanda House)

No political bias though, right?

More grotesque anti-Trump text messages surfaced after the Inspector General report was released.

Fox News reported:

The report revealed instant messages between unnamed agents, labeled Agent 1 and Agent 5, discussing their jobs in August 2016.

I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute fing idiot. If you dont think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf, Agent 1 sent.

I forgot about drumpfthats so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for him, Agent 5 responded. Someone who cant answer a question. Someone who cant be professional for even a second.

In September, Agent 1 and 5 conversed again, bashing Trump supporters as retarded.

Im trying to think of a would I rather instead of spending time with those people, Agent 5 sent.

Agent 1 asked, stick your tongue in a fan??

Agent 5 later wrote: I would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones from ohio that are retarded.

The repor...

23:20

FBI Director Chris Wray Press Conference 5:30pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI Director Christopher Wray will be holding a 5:30pn press conference to discuss the issues and fallout from the DOJ Inspector General report released earlier today. UPDATE: Video Added . Those reading the report will note the executive summary and Continue reading

23:15

Sad News "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WZ family member Dapandicos mother, Loretta, died yesterday. Please keep her in your prayers.

22:51

Pelosi Scolds GOP For Using Term illegal Aliens, Says It Isnt Constructive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You know what else isnt constructive? Calling for uprisings against the government because you dont like the president. PELOSI: Thats not the point. Using terminology like illegal aliens illegally entering the country is just not viewed as constructive. HT: Free Beacon

22:43

IG Report: McCabe Continued to Involve Himself in Clinton Probe AFTER He Recused Himself For Conflicts of Interest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated review on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

According to the Inspector General, McCabe continued to involve himself in the Clinton probe AFTER he recused himself for obvious conflicts of interest.

Even worse, McCabe deliberately hid his recusal from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

As previously reported, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents in November of 2017 showing Deep State Andrew McCabe didnt recuse himself from the FBIs email investigation of Hillary Clinton until ONE WEEK before the presidential election (Nov 2016) despite obvious conflicts of interest with his wifes campaign donors.

Andrew McCabes wife, Jill McCabe is an ER Pediatrician who was recruited to run for state Senate in Virginia. She lost the race in November of 2015 and subsequently came under heavy scrutiny for $700,000 in campaign donations she received from Hillarys friends whilst her husband was investigating Clinton.

According to Judicial Watch McCabe controlled resources supporting the investigation into Hillarys email scandal while his wife was running for Virginia State Senate:

Now we find out he was still involved in Hillary Clintons probe even though he recused himself from the investigation.

Follow this thread from investigative reporter, Paul Sperry

McCabe was present at meetings where the Clinton email investigation was discussed.

22:20

Bernie Sanders: Trump Has A Demagogic Desire To Divide This Country "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via The Hill: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) blasted President Trumps demagogic desire to divide this country as he spoke on Wednesday to a group of progressives amid rampant speculation that hes gearing up for a bid against Trump in 2020. Above and beyond all that, the thing that disturbs me most about Trump is []

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